Hypertension to Hives, Is it a Food Allergy or Intolerance?

September 19, 2017
Hosted by Dr. Kristine Reese

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You’re feeling nauseous, tired, dizzy, fatigued, anxious, and your skin is breaking out in hives. You may be having a reaction to something you ate, but is it a food allergy you are experiencing or a food intolerance? Correctly identifying the issue could help you with a whole host of health issues that you may not realize are connected to your food. “Food allergies involve an immune system reaction to a particular food, such as peanuts, eggs or milk. These reactions can be serious and even life threatening,” said Sherry Torkos, holistic pharmacist and author of more than a dozen books on natural health and healing. Join us for an exciting show and learn that it is vital to rule out food allergies with your clinician first before tweaking your diet for a food intolerance .

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Dr. Kristine Reese

Dr. Kristine Reese

Dr. Kristine Reese brings over twenty years of experience in partnering with people on their healing journeys. As Naturopathic Physician, she knows first- hand the healing power of combining Eastern and Western medicine. Through her San Diego-based practice, LotusRain Naturopathic Clinic, Kristine is helping patients by offering a unique approach to medicine that is making optimal health a reality for hundreds suffering from symptoms not fully addressed by the conventional medical community.

A compassionate and active listener Kristine strives to put a patient’s care first. She designed LotusRain to be a peaceful, comfortable environment where patients feel safe and are treated with respect and professionalism. Creating a healing space is Kristine’s highest priority. This means bringing a positive attitude to every appointment and being attentive to the needs of her patients with care and sympathy.

As a Naturopathic Physician, Kristine is trained to provide both primary care and naturopathic specialty care. She combines her diverse background and experience with tools and wisdom from the East and West, providing truly holistic primary care. Kristine holds an ND from Bastyr University and is licensed to practice in the states of both California and Washington. Additionally, she has completed extensive training in bio-identical hormone therapy, IV nutrition, chelation, oncology, and optimal aging.

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Melanie Bivens is passionate about helping healthcare professionals achieve their business goals. Bringing 20 years of experience in law and business, she is an expert on the specific challenges of building a business within integrative healthcare. Melanie received her JD from Loyola Law School and represented physicians for many years before co-founding “The Soul Shine Wellness Network™”, a first of its kind network for integrative healthcare practitioners.
In 2010, she began consulting with La Vita Compounding Pharmacy, supporting physicians and educating patients on integrative healthcare. La Vita has received numerous national honors including the prestigious US Small Business Administration’s “Women Owned Business of the Year” in 2012. www.lavitarx.com
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