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Fred Leffert
(864) 233-1534
130 Mallard St
Greenville, SC
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Reid Fain Johnstone, MD
(864) 455-7000
701 Grove Rd
Greenville, SC
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sc Sch Of Med, Columbia Sc 29208
Graduation Year: 1997
Hospital
Hospital: St Francis Health System, Greenville, Sc
Group Practice: Greenville Hospital System

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Roy Douglass Markham, MD
(803) 779-0084
Columbia, SC
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Palmetto Richland Memorial Hos, Columbia, Sc; Providence Hospital, Columbia, Sc
Group Practice: Markham Asthma & Allergy Ctr

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Dr.Bruce Ball
(843) 881-2030
180 Wingo Way # 102
Mount Pleasant, SC
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1981
Speciality
Allergist / Immunologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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Tanya Elaine Reid
(803) 699-7555
114 Gateway Corporate Blvd
Columbia, SC
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Dr.Neil Kao
(864) 627-3800
7 Memorial Medical Drive
Greenville, SC
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1988
Speciality
Allergist / Immunologist
General Information
Hospital: Greenville Memorial Hospital
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.4, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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Dr.Rudolph Johnstone
(864) 458-7431
62 Bear Drive
Greenville, SC
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sc Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1997
Speciality
Allergist / Immunologist
General Information
Hospital: St Francis Health System, Greenville, Sc
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.2, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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John Ramey
(843) 797-8162
9165 University Blvd
North Charleston, SC
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Frederick M Schaffer
(843) 797-8162
9165 University Blvd
North Charleston, SC
Specialty
Allergy / Immunology

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Emmanuel U Sarmiento, MD
1202 E Butler Rd
Greenville, SC
Specialties
Allergy & Immunology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Far Eastern Univ, Dr N Reyes Med Fndn Inst Of Med, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1986

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Fight Fire with Food

Fight Fire with Food

Chronic inflammation causes no outward symptoms such as swelling or pain.
Instead, it creates an insidious slow burn that can set the stage for heart disease and
other health disasters. The good news is that watching what you eat and adopting
an anti-inflammatory supplementation program may help cool this hidden flame—
before it seriously singes your well-being.

by Lisa James

November 2008

When Shauna first showed up at her practitioner’s office, she was in sorry shape: 55 pounds overweight, exhausted, depressed. Her troubles had begun six years earlier, when she starting taking artificial hormones to fight menopausal hot flashes and wound up on blood pressure medication to deal with the hormone’s side effects.

Her practitioner ordered blood tests and was shocked by the results for an inflammation marker called C-reactive protein (CRP). Anything over 3.0 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) would be considered high—and Shauna’s level was 22.0. Meta­bolically, Shauna was on fire.

Two years later, Shauna’s blood pressure is normal and her CRP is 1.8 mg/dL. She’s managed to lose those 55 extra pounds. What’s more, “she looks ten years younger,” says Mark Hyman, MD, Shauna’s practitioner and the author of UltraMetabolism: The Simple Plan for Automatic Weight Loss (Atria Books). “The importance of finding the source of, and treating, inflammation cannot be overstated.”

Finding inflammation may not be easy, since low levels may produce no symptoms. Or, as in Shauna’s case, a person may feel miserable—and never suspect inflammation as a possible culprit.

Internal Arsonists
Turn an ankle and your immune system creates pain, heat and swelling to keep you from moving it. This reaction, called acute inflammation, shuts itself off after the crisis passes. The problem starts when the immune system is always irritated, like someone swatting repeatedly at a persistent mosqu­ito. This results in a similar reaction that causes low-level chronic inflammation, which affects the entire body.

One cause of chronic inflammation can be found in what’s called toxic overload. “We’re so bombarded with toxins from an early age—heavy metals, pesticides, herbicides,” says Jessica Black, ND, co-founder of A Family Healing Center in Portland, Oregon and author of The Anti-Inflammation Diet and Recipe Book (Hunter House). “It sets off an imbalance in the immune system.”

Inflammation and Arthritis

While low-level inflammation often creates no symptoms, the same cannot be said of osteoarthritis (OA), which is present in just about everyone over age 60. Joint inflammation causes cartilage damage that in turn may lead to pain and stiffness, especially in the morning—think of the “morning shuffle” that can make getting out of bed an adventure. The damage accumulates as time goes on, which can result in diminished range of motion, swelling and even deformity.

Adopting an anti-inflammatory diet is the first ...

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