Ear Infection Help Hammond LA

To avoid VOCs, choose solid wood pieces whenever possible, and select upholstered items with removable covers you can wash before use. Air new furniture outside for as long as you can, and keep windows open for at least 48 hours after you move it in. “The more air you can get circulated around it, the better,” says Marilyn Black, chief scientist of Air Quality Sciences in Atlanta.

Rapid Medical Weight Loss
(985) 345-9774
307 W Minnesota Park Rd
Hammond, LA

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Health Enhancements
(337) 234-3784
214 Rivergate Drive
Lafayette, LA
Services
Guided Imagery, Stress Management, Nutrition, Herbal Medicine
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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Dr. Conrad Adams
(225) 924-0604
4664 Jamestown Ave, Suite 140-C
Baton Rouge, LA
Specialty
Blood Chemistry Analysis, Energy Healing, Guided Imagery, Healing Touch, Hypnotherapy, Integrative Medicine, Medical Intuitive, Meditation, Metaphysics, Naturopathy, Nutrition, Past Life Regression, Psychotherapy, Reflexology, Reiki, Spiritual Counseling, Therapeutic Touch, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Wellness Centers
Associated Hospitals
Alpha Motivation Institute

Peggy Arcement
(225) 751-1345
18513 N Lake Shadow Dr
Baton Rouge, LA
Services
Diabetes Education, Nutrition Counseling, Weight Management, Diet Plan, Sports Nutrition, First Consultation, Weight Loss
Hours
Sunday:Closed
Monday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday:Closed

Hoffmann Services
(337) 993-0212
134 Mathews Blvd
Lafayette, LA
Services
Diabetes Education, Nutrition Counseling, Weight Management, Diet Plan, Sports Nutrition, First Consultation, Weight Loss
Hours
Sunday:Closed
Monday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday:Closed

Robert L Fortier Bensen, MD
(228) 897-2337
301 S Jefferson Davis Pkwy
New Orleans, LA
Specialties
Anesthesiology, Pain Management, Nutrition
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In Shreveport, Shreveport La 71130
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: St Tammany Parish Hosp, Covington, La; Northshore Reg Med Ctr, Slidell, La; Memorial Hospital At Gulfport, Gulfport, Ms; Gulf Coast Comm Hosp, Biloxi, Ms
Group Practice: Center For Functional Medicine

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Steven Patrick Unkel, MD
(318) 368-2238
811 James St Ste A
Farmerville, LA
Specialties
General Practice, Nutrition
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In Shreveport, Shreveport La 71130
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: Union General Hospital, Farmerville, La

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Covington Nutrition Inc
(985) 892-9955
69305 Highway 21
Covington, LA
Services
Diabetes Education, Nutrition Counseling, Weight Management, Diet Plan, Sports Nutrition, First Consultation, Weight Loss
Hours
Sunday:Closed
Monday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday:Closed

Child Nutrition Program
(985) 369-8781
5542 Highway 308
Napoleonville, LA
Services
Diabetes Education, Nutrition Counseling, Weight Management, Diet Plan, Sports Nutrition, First Consultation, Weight Loss
Hours
Sunday:Closed
Monday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday:Closed

Big Deal Nutrition
(504) 638-2651
70 Androus Ave
Kenner, LA
Services
Diabetes Education, Nutrition Counseling, Weight Management, Diet Plan, Sports Nutrition, First Consultation, Weight Loss
Hours
Sunday:Closed
Monday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday:Closed

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Housecalls - Ear Infection Help, Furniture Fumes, and Getting Enough Vitamin D

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To Tube or Not to Tube

Q My child keeps getting ear infections and our doctor wants to insert ear tubes. Can any alternative therapies help?
 
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You’ve got a good shot. Though most mainstream doctors haven’t yet turned a friendly ear, research suggests that recurrent ear infections can be caused by intolerance to certain foods and treated by eliminating those foods.

“It’s virtually malpractice that every pediatrician isn’t trying this approach,” says physician Bill Manahan of the University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis. “It’s such an easy first step.”

One of the best studies tested 104 kids with recurrent ear infections and found that 81 of them had at least one food allergy. Cutting the offending foods from their diet for four months helped 86 percent of those kids—and when the foods were reintroduced, 94 percent had a new bout of illness.

Typical culprits are dairy products, wheat, chocolate, and soy, says Manahan. He suggests identifying foods your child eats a lot of and eliminating each completely—one at a time—for two to three weeks. If that helps, enforce the taboo for a few months, then reintroduce the foods one by one every four days or so.

Eight to 10 grams per day of the natural sweetener xylitol, in the form of gum or syrup, may also help; shop for it at xylitolstore.com. And some kids have gotten good results from craniosacral therapy or homeopathy.

New-Furniture Freeloaders

Q What’s the best way to get rid of the chemicals new furniture gives off?

A Just about every component of furniture can emit low doses of gases known as volatile organic compounds or VOCs. Such exposures can irritate the eyes, nose, and throat, cause headaches, and exacerbate asthma. The most common is formaldehyde, found in composite wood products such as pressboard, particleboard, and medium-density fiberboard.

To avoid VOCs, choose solid wood pieces whenever possible, and select upholstered items with removable covers you can wash before use. Air new furniture outside for as long as you can, and keep windows open for at least 48 hours after you move it in. “The more air you can get circulated around it, the better,” says Marilyn Black, chief scientist of Air Quality Sciences in Atlanta.

If nothing else, you could always cultivate a taste for antiques.

Sun or Supplements?

Q I take TUMS for calcium; if I get a little sun every day, do I need to take vitamin D, too?

A TUMS are an inexpensive and convenient source of calcium, but they don’t include vitamin D, which is crucial for absorption.

In theory, you can get the D you need from sunlight; all it takes is 10 to 15 minutes of sunscreen-free sun exposure at least two times a week. But for many people this isn’t simple: If you live in a northern region, or even in an area with lots of air pollution, you may not be exposed to enough of the UV light that’s required, especially in winter. People with dark skin, the elderly, and those with celiac disease have an...

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