Who Do We Help?

Who Do We Help?

Our purpose at the Natural Health Improvement Center is to empower as many people as possible to achieve vibrant and optimum health through education and natural means, without the use of unnecessary drugs and surgery, and to pass the benefits along to future generations.

What kinds of people do we treat? If you can relate to one or more of the following, Dr. Lisa can help!

  • Spring and fall allergies that bring along sneezing, coughing, wheezing etc.
  • Sensitivity to animals & considering giving up a pet due to allergies
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Headaches, migraines, concussions
  • PMS, PCOS, hot flashes, cramps
  • Hormonal issues including thyroid, prostate, adrenal etc.
  • Food sensitivities
  • Digestive problems like acid reflux, IBS etc.
  • Sensitivities to perfumes, soaps, chemicals, hydrocarbons, scented candles, dryer sheets, smoke etc.
  • Past sports injuries
  • Feeling achy all over

We help people who are tired of their medical doctors telling them to take medications when they know the medication just hides the underlying problem.

We help people who know that food is the best medicine to help the body thrive.

We help people who know their body can heal but need a guide on their journey to health.

Upcoming Health Information Talks

Upcoming Health Information Talks

Join us for our next upcoming Health Information Talks @ the Natural Health Improvement Center of Columbia, MD! Give us a call to reserve your spot today 410-717-6610.

Patients who bring guests to any health talk will receive one entry per guest in our raffle to win an Instant Pot!

From 6:30-7:15 on Mondays unless otherwise indicated

October 1st: Immune Essentials

October 15th: ADD/ADHD, Concentration, Memory, Studying etc.

October 29th: Women’s Health, Menopause, PMS, Foggy Brain, Hot-Flashes etc.

November 12th: Digestive Dysfunction, Acid Reflux, Bloating etc.

November 26th: Men’s Health, Prostate etc.

December 10th: Cholesterol – Myths & Truths

December 17th: Anxiety & Depression

January 7th: Skin Health – Eczema, Psoriasis, Acne, Rashes

The Impact of Food Sensitivities

The Impact of Food Sensitivities

basket-of-vegetablesAs improbable as it sounds, some people get a stomachache, headache, or other uncomfortable symptoms from eating “healthy” foods such as whole grains, milk, or even fruits and vegetables.

For reasons we do not fully understand, for some individuals, eating a specific food causes the immune system to stand up and fight creating symptoms as varied as stomach aches, foggy thinking, low energy, and congestion. Consequently, you become ill. The illness you have is the immune system’s response to a certain food.

The tendency to be sensitive to certain foods can be either genetic or caused by the constant and repeated exposure to the same foods. Since we tend to eat the same foods over and over our present symptoms continue and new ones start to develop.

Well over 140 different foods have been identified as causes of allergic reactions. According to a recent report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, 90% of food allergies are associated with 8 food types:

Cow’s milk
Hen’s eggs
Soy foods
Crustacean shellfish (such shrimp, prawns, lobster, and crab)
Tree nuts (such as almonds, cashews, walnuts, pecans, pistachios, Brazil nuts, hazelnuts, and chestnuts)
Food additives and preservatives

Carefully reading food labels is one way you can try to avoid some of the foods, preservatives and additives to which you may be sensitive. However, when ingredients are present in very small amounts they are often not declared on the label. A better way to avoid potential toxins is to eat fresh, organically grown foods.

Three Ways to Identify Food Allergiesthe first 2 are difficult, painful and/or incomplete.

Get a blood test. Blood testing for food allergies can help you to identify some hidden food allergies. While these tests do have limitations and need to be interpreted in the context of the rest of your health, they can be useful guides to what’s bothering YOU in particular.

Go dairy- and gluten-free for six weeks. Dairy and grains are common triggers of food allergies. Temporarily cutting them out of the diet sometimes improves symptoms of sensitivities.

If you don’t feel a sense of relief from nixing dairy and grains, you may need to take the elimination diet one step further by cutting out the top food allergens: grains, dairy, corn, eggs, soy, nuts, nightshades (tomatoes, bell peppers, potatoes and eggplant), citrus and yeast (baker’s, brewer’s yeast and fermented products like vinegar). Try this for a full six weeks. That is enough time to feel better and notice a change.

Get tested and treated painlessly and effectively.  If the often impossible task of staying off foods and trying to figure it all out yourself is not appealing to you, Advanced Allergy Therapeutics can very easily and painlessly help you figure out what foods (as well as other substances) cause sensitivities. Identifying your sensitivities is only half the battle. Most people think that the answer is to just avoid the substance, but in almost all cases, with effective treatment with Advanced Allergy Therapeutics, avoidance is unnecessary.

A simple phone call to Dr. Lisa Gordon, Howard County, Maryland’s leading alternative allergy specialist will help you determine if you are a candidate to receive Advanced Allergy Therapeutics. Patients of all ages benefit.

Call 410-717-6610 or email Dr. Gordon at drlisa@drlisagordon.com.

Her website can be found at www.drlisagordon.com