Friday, September 23, 2011

Ever Thought of Becoming an Allergist?

If you were to become an allergist, or just start paying attention and learn a bit about allergy, it could potentially, literally save your life!

Many common ailments and complaints are caused or worsened by allergy. Things like headaches, constipation, frequent infections, apnea, weight gain, depression, hypothyroid disease, ADHD.

On September 23, 2011 (today) WebMD had this posted on their site: "There is no cure for allergies, but there are several types of medications available -- both over-the-counter and prescription -- to help ease annoying symptoms like congestion and runny nose. These allergy drugs include antihistamines, decongestants, combination drugs, corticosteroids, and others. Allergy shots, which gradually increase your ability to tolerate allergens, are also available."

No cure, but here are the drug choices. Ever hear that before? "Cure" is a word that must be used cautiously, but the fact is that many people with allergies can be relieved of their allergies by making dietary change (even if environmental allergens appear to be causative), without drugs.

I am not an allergist by training, degree, nor certification, but everyday I help individuals, young and old, recover from what they thought were "incurable" allergies.

Ready for a change? Ready to become an allergist? Or are the symptoms and drugs alright with you?

Monday, September 19, 2011

E-mail from a 14-year-old female patient

   my visit
   Date: Mon, 16 Oct 2000

Dear Dr. Young,
I would just like to say I think you are one of the nicest doctors I have ever met! After my visit today (10/16) I felt so relaxed. Before I had felt like I was real tense, then after I felt so much better.     Thank You so much!
I can't wait to see you again!


I save these. ~ Dr. Young

Saturday, September 17, 2011

You Patients Affect Me!

I recently received this note from a patient.

“I'm at the Optimum Health Institute in San Diego and they mirror your thoughts. Have been on detox. It is an opportunity to grow and expand. I look forward to talking with you when I get home. You are a true friend.”

You probably don't need help understanding the many ways that this message touches me, but being of help, being on target, and being a friend are so important to me.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Afraid of Cancer?

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Most of us know that cancer can be a pretty tough road, and one that often kills. So, it makes sense that we might have some fear about developing cancer, or having a loved-one develop it.

Fear activates the immune system and interferes with the function of the digestive system; each of which increase inflammation in the body. Inflammation is known to be a central factor in the initiation and progression of cancers.

So, we fear cancer, but fear can be a factor in the promotion of cancer. What's a body to do?

What we can do is to learn more about cancer and the factors that precipitate it, and those that keep it at bay. Most cancers are a direct cause of lifestyle; according to medical science. We can begin to practice more fully the optimization of our health and the tracking of markers that reflect cancer risk.

The following are just a few steps to begin with:

1)     make sure your sugar and refined starch intake is much lower than the American average,
2)     have your body composition measured annually - as body fat increases as a percent of total weight, inflammation and cancer risk increase,
3)     don't just have your blood glucose tested, have your insulin levels tested too - insulin can increase inflammation and cancer risk,
4)     have your Vitamin D blood levels tested and think beyond the normal reference range on the lab test - more and more studies are confirming that higher levels of Vitamin D confer greater protection from cancers such as breast, colon and prostate - discuss your results with a doctor that knows,
5)     if you aren't exercising regularly, start - exercise reduces cancer risk.

Finally, stay with this conversation. If you don't feel safe; address those feelings with intelligent, engaged behavior.

Oh yeah, many people state that they have found it difficult or impossible to find a healthcare provider to guide them in this, and other arenas of health and disease; don't give up, look actively, speak up, ask others, beat the bushes. Giving up doesn't work.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Facebook Spreads Health

Facebook posts: 9/13/11

Nicole Haines: "I am at a pre-release gathering for a new book called Gluten Gladi8or. I am going to send you a copy....thought of you!

Dr. Kristofer Young: "Nicole, thank you so much for this update and for the upcoming book! Thank you for knowing that I care about you! Thank you for your work with food! We so need those who can lead like you!

Note: Nicole was a patient of mine for a number of years before she moved to Colorado. You can see that we will be looking out for one another indefinitely.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

What's the Matter with Kids Today?

For the month of September, my nephew, Ian, and his sweetheart, Kristen, are off of sugar, gluten and dairy. I am grateful to them for leading. Our Country is in deep trouble in a lot of ways; not the least of which is eating ourselves to death. These 3 "foods" are known to be causes of much disease in America.

Ian and Kristen are experimenting with the effects of what they eat. This is both smart and powerful.

I guess this time we can't say, "what's the matter with kids today?"