Chemical Sensitivities: Physiological Effects and Treatment

Chemical Sensitivities: Physiological Effects and Treatment

by Robert W. Gardner, Gardner W. Gardner
     
 

ISBN-10: 0849389267

ISBN-13: 9780849389269

Pub. Date: 10/20/1993

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Chemical Intolerance identifies phenolic (aromatic) chemical compounds present in natural foodstuffs, pollens, certain food additives, tobacco smoke, perfumes, air pollution, etc., as nonimmunologic, but pharmacologic activators of allergic reactions in chemically intolerant individuals. Biochemical pathway sequences, with supporting scientific literature, are

Overview

Chemical Intolerance identifies phenolic (aromatic) chemical compounds present in natural foodstuffs, pollens, certain food additives, tobacco smoke, perfumes, air pollution, etc., as nonimmunologic, but pharmacologic activators of allergic reactions in chemically intolerant individuals. Biochemical pathway sequences, with supporting scientific literature, are outlined to elucidate the mechanisms associated with formation of inflammatory mediators (prostaglandins, thromboxanes, and leukotrienes) upon activation by phenolic compounds and other chemical stimulants. The role of these inflammatory agents in respiratory, gastrointestinal, neurological, cardiovascular, and other disorders is discussed. Treatment modalities using precise dosages of selected phenolic compounds are outlined to provide clinicians with an effective means of therapy. The author also shares his own experience and personal findings based on 20 years of research, including his recommendations for therapy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780849389269
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/20/1993
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.60(d)

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