Bee Venom Therapy North Fort Myers FL

Some versions of the rapeseed plant do contain erucic acid, which can be toxic, but this substance has been almost entirely bred out of the plants used to make canola oil today.

Harris Dermatology Fort Myers
(239) 244-3854
9090 Park Royal Dr.
Fort Myers, FL
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Specializing in Adult Skin Cancer Prevention, Detection and Treatment.

Harris Dermatology participates in traditional Medicare and many Blue Cross & Blue Shield programs. We do not participate in Medicaid.
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Chemical Peels, Dermatology, Mohs Surgery, Mole Removal, Skin Cancer Surgery, Sun Damage Repair

Charles Sidney Eby
(239) 936-1145
2666 Swamp Cabbage Ct
Ft Myers, FL
Specialty
Dermatology

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Kip Cameron Cullimore, MD
(239) 561-1223
3635 Central Ave
Fort Myers, FL
Specialties
Dermatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Francisco, Sch Of Med, San Francisco Ca 94143
Graduation Year: 1985

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Asclepious Medical Incorporated
(305) 228-2772
Fort Myers, FL
 
Associates in Dermatology
(239) 772-1909
14 Del Prado Blvd N, #301
Cape Coral, FL
 
Jack La Vern Aeling, MD
(303) 695-2600
North Fort Myers, FL
Specialties
Dermatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1961

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Gonzalez, Diana - Florida Skin Center
(239) 561-3376
13691 Metropolis Ave
Fort Myers, FL
 
Martin, Jeffrey N DO - Island Coast Dermatology PA
(239) 768-6100
7310 College Pky
Fort Myers, FL
 
Charles Sidney Eby Jr, MD
(239) 936-1145
2666 Swamp Cabbage Ct
Fort Myers, FL
Specialties
Dermatology, Plastic Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1965
Hospital
Hospital: Southwest Florida Reg Med Ctr, Fort Myers, Fl; Lee Memorial Hospital -Health, Fort Myers, Fl

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Daoud, Mazen MD - Fortt Myers Drmatopathology
(239) 690-0060
4901 Palm Beach Blvd, #12
Fort Myers, FL
 
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Housecalls—Lowdown on Canola Oil, Bee Venom Therapy, Getting Rid of Warts

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Canola Conundrum
Q I’ve been hearing that certain types of canola oil aren’t healthy—can you clarify?

A
There’s a lot of misinformation out there about this oil. Canola oil, made from the seeds of the rapeseed plant, is low in saturated fat and contains alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), one of the health-promoting omega-3 fatty acids. But it’s not uncommon for the makers of supermarket brands to use petroleum-based chemicals to extract the oil from the seeds. Such oils are also heated during the refining process, which reduces their level of omega-3s.

The other worry about canola is basically groundless. Some versions of the rapeseed plant do contain erucic acid, which can be toxic, but this substance has been almost entirely bred out of the plants used to make canola oil today.
Your best bet is to choose an organic version that’s labeled “cold pressed” and that contains more than 20 percent ALA.

Cold pressing uses a mechanical press to squeeze the oil, generating less heat and leaving more of the omega-3s intact. By choosing organic, you avoid genetically modified organisms, since organic oils can’t come from such seeds.

One caveat: Canola oil produced this way has a lower “smoke point,” so you shouldn’t use it for high-temperature cooking like stir-frying; not only will it taste bitter, it can break down and cause damaging free radicals to form. (Grapeseed oil is a better choice.)

Humdinger Pain Helper
Q Can bee venom therapy help with my arthritis?

A It just might. Formal research on this topic is scant, but there’s a lot of anecdotal evidence to suggest that bee venom can indeed make a difference for both osteo- and rheumatoid arthritis. “Bee venom contains several anti-inflammatory compounds,” says physician Andrew Kochan, director of the Kochan Institute for Healing Arts Research in Encino, California. “It has one particular agent that’s a hundred times more powerful than hydrocortisone.” Happily, stinging isn’t required; most practitioners inject a bee venom solution into the skin instead. Kochan says his arthritis patients start getting relief after just a couple of treatments.

You should be prepared, though, for the same minor side effects that come from being stung by a bee, namely swelling, itchiness, and redness. (Anyone allergic to bee or wasp stings, of course, should steer clear.) Finding a practitioner who uses bee venom therapy may take some legwork, as it’s not widely available. For more information, contact the American Apitherapy Society at www.apitherapy.org .

Warts Begone
Q Are there simple ways to get rid of warts?

A Most warts are harmless and eventually go away on their own, but most of us would prefer not to wait around. A physician can freeze them off with liquid nitrogen; you can freeze them at home with a new over-the-counter product called Wartner; or you can use an OTC salicylic acid product. But these treatments can require several rounds, and sometimes sting or leave you with blisters.

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