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Ask Dr. Kassam


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Episode #13 : Confused, frustrated, anxious about the H1N1 vaccine?


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Welcome! If you are new to the site, please first view The Mission Statement.

Many individuals are growing concerned about the pandemic 2009 H1N1 flu and are confused about the vaccine. Who is at risk? What is in the vaccine? Should I get it? Join Dr. Natasha Kassam as she discusses this topic and clarifies some information regarding the swine flu vaccine.



Links Mentioned in Today's Episode:

Tags: Epidemics, Immunization, Influenza, Nutrition, Pandemics, Public health, Swine flu, Vaccination, World health, H1N1, Pandemic, Conventional Medicine, Alternative Medicine, Naturopathic Medicine, Thimerosal, Adjuvant

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Episode #11 : Response to Oregonian and AP Articles on Alternative Medicine


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Welcome! If you are new to the site, please first view The Mission Statement.

Today Dr. Natasha Kassam responds to two articles in the health section of the Oregonian newspaper regarding alternative medicine.


Links Mentioned in Today's Episode:

Tags: newspaper, articles, health, alternative, Naturopathic, formulary, prescription, medication, cancer, science, oregon, AP

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Episode #10 : Cocoa for Health


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Welcome! If you are new to the site, please first view The Mission Statement.

Dr. Natasha Kassam discusses some of the recent research demonstrating the beneficial effects of cocoa on health.


Links Mentioned in Today's Episode:

Tags: nutrition, blood pressure, chocolate, dark chocolate, Kuna Indians, Hollenberg, Nitric oxide, vasodilation

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Episode #9 : Exercising Outdoors with Seasonal Allergies


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Welcome! If you are new to the site, please first view The Mission Statement.

In response to a viewer's question, Dr. Natasha Kassam discusses some tips to help decrease the severity of allergy symptoms when exercising outdoors.


Links Mentioned in Today's Episode:

Tags: nasal lavage, neti pot, hayfever, allergic reaction, EpiPen, Inhaler, flavinoids, cocoa, quercetin, fish oil, probiotics, pollen

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Episode #8 : Seasonal Allergies


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Welcome! If you are new to the site, please first view The Mission Statement.

Today Dr. Kassam briefly explains what occurs in the body during an allergic response. She also provides some information on natural therapies indicated for seasonal allergies.


Links Mentioned in Today's Episode:

Tags: quercetin, allergy, hayfever, bioflavinoids, flavinoids, antioxidant, nutrition, herbs, nettles, mast cell

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