Ask Katherine: In your April 2 newsletter, Jennifer mentioned an “upcoming Allergy Desensitization service” I want to know more about. It’s the start of allergy season and my daughter is already miserable.

Within the next few weeks, we’ll officially launch our newest service, which is called BioClear Sensitivity Treatment.

Look for a full newsletter, soon, describing how BioClear works. This biofeedback system focuses on pinpointing and eliminating a client’s sensitivities, including allergies. These can be sensitivities to foods as well as environmental toxins like dust and pollen.

I don’t know your daughter’s age, but BioClear is safe for people of all ages. Please call me. I’m accepting a few appointments right now while finalizing communications materials and administrative processes.

Katherine Sale, MSW, MAc, LAc, CNC
Katherine is a Licensed, Board-Certified Acupuncturist, a Holistic Healthcare Practitioner, and an Integrative Energy Therapies Provider. She offers Acupuncture, Acupuncture Detox and Ionic Foot Detox.

Jennifer SalosAsk Jennifer: I’ve been hearing a lot about anti-inflammatories lately. Should I be taking one?

Yes, you may want to take anti-inflammatories and incorporate anti-inflammatory foods into your meals. Inflammation is the common denominator for so many ailments, from arthritis to mental health!

An easy way to reduce inflammation is to add Turmeric and Curcumin (the potent part of Turmeric which is the most therapeutic) to your diet. To prevent disease, liberally adding these spices to your diet will do the job.

If you already have a condition, such as arthritis, add a high potency Curcumin supplement to your routine.

Essentially, eating these spices is wise, much like putting pennies into your health bank account. Taking a high potency Turmeric Curcumin supplement is like putting dollars in that account.

That said, some people do have a sensitivity to Turmeric, which can cause stomach upset and other reactions. As well, those on blood thinners should not take Curcumin.

I suggest booking an appointment with Katherine to discover your body’s sensitivities to specific foods. If you’re sensitive / allergic to Turmeric, then she will provide you with a list of alternative spices and foods (many of which are anti-inflammatory).

Jennifer Salos, MS, CNC
Jennifer has a Master’s degree in Holistic Nutrition. She is also a nationally Certified Nutritional Consultant and Diplomat of the American Association of Nutritional Consultants.

Anti-inflammatory Foods

While some of us do have sensitivities to a few of the foods below, this list of inflammation-reducing foods is a good place to start!

  • Olive oil
  • Coffee
  • Veggies (tomatoes, onions, carrots)
  • Dark green, leafy vegetables (spinach, kale, broccoli and collards)
  • Nuts (almonds, pine nuts, pistachios and walnuts)
  • Beans (pinto, garbanzo, red kidney and black beans)
  • Fatty fish (salmon, mackerel, tuna, sardines, anchovies and other cold-water fish)
  • Colorful fruits (strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, cherries and oranges)

Of course, this is not a comprehensive list. You can also greatly reduce inflammation by avoiding processed foods, salt and large amounts of alcohol.