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How Your Body Talks When You Have Hay Fever or Allergies

allergy-1738191__340Spring is in the air, with lovely flowers and trees blossoming around us. For some of us, the spring fragrances are invigorating and refreshing. But for others, springtime triggers an unwanted cascade of stuffy noses, scratchy throats, infected sinuses and miserable headaches. And then there are some of us who experience these unpleasant symptoms year round, as we are exposed to pet dander, dust, mold, or other allergens.

Why do some people get hay fever and others do not? It’s frustrating to be suffering from allergies when others around you are energized and feel fine, even though the exposure to pollens, animal dander, dust and mold is the same in all people.

What is the trigger that tells the body to mount an allergic response in some people but not others? Although we may not know exactly why that happens, fortunately we now can understand much about the immune system and how it talks in the body. With that information, maybe we can ameliorate some of the unpleasant symptoms that make springtime (and other times) miserable for some of us.

Normal Immune Response

 When a microscopic foreign body enters your body, your white cells identify it as foreign (or the enemy). Foreign bodies may be infectious agents, or food that has not adequately broken down, or chemicals, mold spores or even pollens, animal dander or dust. Your white cells send out signals immediately to get the enemy under control.

 One message goes to the macrophages. Macrophages are like little garbage trucks, but instead of coming once or twice a week they are constantly available on demand. As soon as they get the SOS signal from the white cells, they come quickly and digest the foreign body, thereby rendering it harmless.

 The white cells send another signal to the basophils. These little guys release substances that cause inflammation, including pain or itching, and swelling. We might refer to the basophils as an early warning system: something is not right, or “you just ate (inhaled, swallowed, touched) something that is not good for you.”

If your body recognizes the allergen as a trigger it has experienced before, it will notify the bigger immune system, which we might compare to a spy detection system. Your larger immune system is activated to attract previously formed antibodies (it remembers the previous exposure) and other cells to get rid of the offending ‘foreign body.’ If your body has not seen this particular foreign body before, it may form new antibodies to help fight and get rid of the offending (enemy) agent. (Yay for 007!)

 Allergic Immune Response

 If you have allergies like hay fever or allergic asthma, your body has formed immunoglobulin (which are also called antibodies). The allergy antibody we are most familiar with is called immunoglobulin E (IgE). Each IgE is specific to one trigger, like dog dander or certain tree pollens. You probably have many IgE immunoglobulin, each reacting to a different substance.

Immunoglobulin remembers your previous exposure to the pollen, or animal dander, or even dust and mold in the house. When the IgE receptor is stimulated with the foreign exposure, the mast cells release chemicals that cause an immediate inflammatory reaction, and start to make more of these inflammatory chemicals. The chemical most commonly associated with allergies is histamine, which is the major culprit in hay fever.

 Itchy is a good word to describe the effects of histamine. Histamine causes the eyes to have tears and swell and become itchy. The nose becomes congested, itchy and has a clear liquid discharge. The throat becomes itchy. The bronchioles (small connecting pipes to the lung where air exchange takes place) become smaller and produce mucus. We call this asthma or wheezing.

 Treatment for Allergies

 So what do we do to become allergy free? Or is there such a thing? We have found some things that can help tremendously:

  1. Be healthy
  • good diet
  • basic supplements
  • exercise
  1. Instead of taking anti-histaminics (with their lengthy list of side effects), try
  • Quercetin and
  • Stinging nettle,

both of which reduce the amount of histamine released from the mast cell.

  1. Avoid offending substances, if you can.
  2. Allergy desensitization, through any number of ways:
  • NAET (Nambudripad Allergy Elimination Technique). This technique that I have used successfully for years in my practice involves exposure of offending substances in homeopathic vials while stimulating the sympathetic and parasympathetic systems, along with tapping of certain acupuncture points
  • LDA (Low Dose Allergen)–low dose exposure of the offending allergens by injection or under the tongue
  • Homeopathic drops that address predetermined allergens by season; otherwise placed under the tongue
  1.  Signaling molecules help the body’s natural immune system to more appropriately respond to allergens: now available as a supplement. Contact my office for details.

Dr. Gardner works out of his Riverton office, Keys to Healing Medical Center. He can be reached at (801) 302-5397 for appointments.

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Antioxidants and Oxidative Stress

In the normal course of metabolism, your body produces small, high-energy particles that have a single electron in their outer shell (such molecules are unstable because electrons prefer to be paired).  These are called free radicals, and they can be very damaging in their search for another electron.  If too many of them are produced, their extremely high energy can also be damaging to normal tissues.  Free radicals disrupt the normal production of DNA, the genetic material, and alter the lipids (fats) in cell membranes.  We are also exposed to free radicals that are found in the environment or generated by exposure to environmental chemicals.  One way to protect yourself from free-radical damage is to take dietary supplements.  Specifically, vitamins A, C, E, and beta-carotene; the trace minerals selenium and zinc; and accessory food factors, such as bioflavonoids and coenzyme Q10.

The Vitamin Revolution in Health Care

Michael Janson, MD

Dr. Gardner’s comments:  The name given to the process of free radical damage in the body is called oxidative stress.  Oxidative stress is at the root of most degenerative disease and is part of all inflammatory and pain conditions.  Proper diet and antioxidant supplements can help reduce oxidative damage in your cells and body.  A new supplement on the market, ASEA, improves antioxidant efficiency by 5 to 8 times.  You may contact me for further science and explanation of this amazing discovery at  Please put ASEA in the subject line, and our team with get back with you immediately.

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The Greatest Health Discovery in a Century

I would like to share with you what I believe to be the greatest health discovery in a century.  The more I learn about what this does, the more convinced I am that the science and effects on our health are truly transformational.  Fact: 500% increase in antioxidant efficiency.  Fact: 12% increase in ventilatory threshold.  Athletes are singing its praises.  It has to do with our cells’ efficiency in function and communication.  I have personally seen it work wonders.

May I tell you about it?  Either write to me at or visit this website and leave your contact information (name, email and phone number).  I will make sure to personally answer your questions, to see how I may best serve you.

Here’s the site again:

Please, don’t miss this opportunity to help a loved one, or yourself, to obtain its health benefits. At least it is worth learning about, and getting your questions answered.

With love,

Dr. Stan

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Persistent Acne

Hello Dr Gardner, i was wondering if you could address the issue of healing and preventing recurrent and stubborn cystic acne in teens and adults. It would be greatly appreciated.Many thanks

Here is my approach to acne.

1. Make sure the diet is good–no sugar, chocolate,soda pop, processed food, all of which have inflammatory triggers.

2. Supplements are needed to bring nutrients to the cells for needed repairs.   Try the omega-6 oils, 5 grams a day, as the only essential fatty acids found in the skin are the omega-6 oils.

3. Get rid of excess dry skin by washing (but no more than 3 times per day) or using a soft brush on the skin.

4. Recently I added ASEA sprayed on the skin on a young lady whose acne persisted despite all of the above.  She sprayed her face 1 to 3 times per day, and within a few weeks her skin was clear.  She continues to spray it and sees continuing resolution of previous scar tissue.  A spray bottle can be purchased from this website under Healthy Products.

5.  If these things do not help, see your physician.  I have other recommendations that need to be done under a doctor’s supervision.

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Milk Thistle

Hello Dr. Gardner,

I am so grateful for all your helpful Health Secrets you send to my Inbox, and your willingness to share your knowledge.  You are an awesome man!  I highly respect your thoughts and opinion – I have a request for you concerning Milk Thistle.  I have been taking a combination of herbs for my immune system (cancer…) since December that includes Milk Thistle that I would very much appreciate hearing your opinion on.  There is an ABC Primetime Special clip on that explains what I’m taking.  Perhaps you saw it when it aired in 2005?
I would very much appreciate your time if you could please take a moment and review this and let me know your thoughts.
Thank you so much

I deeply appreciate your kind comments.  Thank you.

Milk thistle is one of the best herbs on the market for strengthening the liver, which is the detoxification organ of the body.  Alpha lipoic acid is the other product that is good for liver support. The other product you are on, Protandim, is an outstanding product, stimulating the anti-oxidant enzymes and reducing free radical damage.

A number of other juices have also been touted (rightfully so) as strong anti-oxidants with the ability to cause a reduction of free radicals and their damage.

The product that excites me the most in this whole ‘oxidative stress reduction’ field is ASEA.  It has the capability of enhancing all of the antioxidant effect in the body, while providing the advantages of oxidation, which is to strengthen the immune system and improve the signalling messages inside the cell and between cells. Anyone with chronic illness would benefit with an improved immune system and reduction of oxidative stress.  I believe that ASEA will help you.  Please let me know.  I care.  Dr. Stan

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Chlorine in ASEA? Isn’t that Poison?

I ordered some ASEA, which came today. We have notice a warning on the label which says that the product has chlorine in it. This is off-putting. I assume that you believe that this is okay. Can you explain to me thoroughly why it is okay?

I’m glad you asked that question, because it is important to understand.

ASEA represents the rearrangement of 4 molecules: sodium, chloride, hydrogen, oxygen.  Hence, the ingredient label of salt and water, which is the original substance.

Through electrolysis, these 4 molecules are arranged in various combinations to make oxidants and reductants.  The oxidants have 2 basic functions:

1. act as signalling molecules inside and between cells

2. build the immune system.

If these oxidants are not neutralized by an equal number of reductants, they will wreak havok (free radical damage) in the body.  These molecules are the same molecules that are presently in our cells and between our cells, so the body does not recognize them as foreign substances.

Chlorine is chloride with a different set of electrons, but the same number of protons and neutrons. Some people say ASEA tastes like swimming pool water, which probably comes from this small amount of this molecule in the water.  It is entirely safe, as opposed to the amount of chlorine in swimming pools and showers that damages our skin.

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Basal Cell Carcinoma

Basal Cell Carcinoma. I am wondering about alternative approaches to fight this cancer. Also are there known food that help fight this cancer. I assume ridding the body of sugar would be a good thing to do and adding many more veggies to the diet.

Basal cell carcinoma is a skin cancer that, fortunately, does not metastasize, but grows locally. This certainly gives you time to try alternative approaches rather than immediate excision.

You need to start with being basically healthy–eat real food (no sugar, processed, soda pop), take supplements, sleep and exercise.

Then you may want to build your immune system.

1. shaitake and maitake mushrooms as supplements,

2. curcumen

3. Resveratrol, Green tea extract, antioxidants (vitamins C, E), vitamin D.

Locally you may want to try a new product that has both killing power on cancer cells and builds the immune system, called ASEA.  This can be sprayed locally on the lesion.  You can obtain the spray bottle through this website.  ASEA for internal use is a powerful tool, and can be obtained at this website:

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Frequency Specific Microcurrent and Pain, Autoimmune Diseases

My wife has advanced Rheumatoid/Systemic Lupus Crossover. She is in pain most of time – causing chronic depression, sleep deprivation – resulting in kidney damage and abnormal globulin levels. Interested in FSM as possible treatment – I am an RN and am not satisfied with some of the results a long history of current treatments have produced. Could you let me know if you treat disorders such as this, if not who treats these disorders with FSM?

Autoimmune disorders are a challenge to treat, and yes, I do treat them.  They require extensive laboratory evaluation to try to identify possible causes.  If the causes can be identified, then they can be treated and it will make the treatment of the individual disorders much easier.

It does take time to see a reversal of the autoimmune status of patients.  The FSM machine may be able to support the immune system and to reduce inflammation, thereby reducing pain.  Because of the way that autoimmune diseases inaccurately identify normal tissue in the body as the enemy, a new product called ASEA has signalling capabilities that seem to improve the immune system’s ability to properly identify the enemy and leave the normal tissue alone. I am so impressed with ASEA’s effects that I have it available in my office.  If you would like to learn more about it, call my office at 801-302-5397

Conventional medicine is not successful with these disorders, and the medications have many side effects.  Conventional medicine has even used chemotherapy to try to suppress the immune system.

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If You Are Skeptical, I Relate…

Dear Healthy Thinkers,

Below the posts that I have shared the last few days are some of your comments.  I understand them.  I relate to them.  In fact, just a few short months ago I was right in there with you, skeptical, bombarded by every “opportunity” that comes along.  I have seen them all.  Most of them are good products, but I shrank from doing MLM.  That has changed, and I will explain why.  But it takes a bit of background information, so you have to decide if you’re willing to take time to read and understand it.

If you are open to explanation, I will share what I believe to be incredible information. (click on the link and click “watch product video.”)

If you are not open to my explanation, I wish you health and wellness and joy in your journey.

But knowing what I know about the body and about this technology, I cannot in integrity remain silent about what it can do for you.

Let me start with this:

The scientists who developed the messenger molecules of ASEA spent millions of dollars creating a stable fluid that would remain in its active state.  Their first tries yielded molecules that would only remain stable for 10 minutes after formulation.  Discouraged and out of funds, they folded.  The founder of ASEA, Verdis Norton, a former Kraft executive who had retired and was serving on the board of the scientists trying to create stabilized product, poured millions of dollars of his own money into the research to keep the technology under development.  Over a long period of time, his team was able to create a stable formula.

Mr. Norton gave the product to several dozen people to try and see how it affected their health.  Every one of them experienced such profound benefits that, unbeknownst to him, they began sharing the product with friends and family that they knew also had health challenges, so that by the time Verdis checked on the effects of ASEA (which at that time had no name), there were several hundred people using the amazing messenger molecules.

Here’s where it gets interesting:  A pharmaceutical company came to Mr. Norton and offered him a LOT of money to purchase his patents (ASEA has 31 patents) and buy his company.  As they were getting ready to sign the deal, the pharma reps said, “oh and by the way, we need you to take all of the people who are using the liquid off of the product and return all the bottles to us.”  When Mr. Norton asked why, the big pharma company replied that they would take the product OFF the market so that no one could access it.  They would not even allow those who were experiencing such profound benefits to continue using the product.  And they were determined to keep the technology under wraps, so that no one else could benefit, either.

So, you can draw your own conclusions–but it was obvious that their intention was not to make the molecules available.

Verdis Norton and his team decided that, in order to make sure everyone could access the molecules, they had to find a way of distribution that would allow people to try it, offer it to people they knew who would benefit from it, and allow people to share what it did for them with others.  Although they had never done network marketing, they explored their options and found that it was a vehicle that met their criteria, without putting anyone in danger of not being able to access the amazing molecules.

They added some benefits and features that are not common in most network marketing companies:

  1. an empty bottle, MONEY back guarantee on the products
  2. the ability to purchase at a distributor cost, just as a preferred customer (without signing up to sell it)
  3. no pressure to sell, no hype

I have purchased ASEA and am making it available in my office.  There is no need, ever, for you to sign up and distribute the products.  There is no need to second guess what it will do for you.  You can try it at no risk.  I have tried it with several patients for several months before deciding to introduce it on this website and in my office.

I have seen it help: severe acne, eliminate age spots and suspicious skin spots, minimize pain, noted its help with stomach (gastrointestinal) conditions, noted that it has no side effects and so there is no allergic reaction to it (the body sees it as its own fluid).  It seems to help EVERYTHING on a cellular level.

How can I not make this available to the patients and readers I care about?

Over the years, I have tried to the best of my ability to share with you what I know and what I have learned about healthy alternatives to drugs and surgery.  I have sought to maintain integrity in all of my dealings with you.  When I could not find supplements available that were the quality I felt people need, I contracted with labs to create my designated product.  When I find healthy alternatives, I try to make them available to you.

In the case of ASEA, I realize that making these claims can affect my reputation for either good or bad.  But I have researched the product, I have met the founder, I have studied the science.  And in good conscience, I must make it available to you.

Please, if you know someone else who you can buy it from and would like to go that route, do so.  Just watch the video, and then evaluate if this is something you are willing to try, and then go from there.

One last thought: if you saw a product sitting on the shelf at WalMart, and it said, “Ingredients: Salt and Water,” would you buy it?  Would you know what to do with it?  The patented process that turns salt and water into these messenger molecules needs to be explained in ways that cannot be shared by your local WalMart employee.

I rest my case 🙂

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Answers at the Cellular Level

This is a continuation of my story that I began sharing with you yesterday…how I came to be a doctor who helps healthy thinkers to transform physically and energetically, so that they can live longer, be stronger, and look and feel younger.

I really was not accustomed to rocking the boat when it came to medicine!  But when I applied principles that used healing herbs, common sense solutions, and simple treatments–and they worked–I knew I had to continue along that path.  So that’s where I am.  You might say, I’m sticking to it.

Knowing many of the keys to people’s healing has served me and my patients well over the years.  But I longed for something that could address the system the body uses to communicate with itself: how the body understands when a wound needs extra blood, for example; how the blood knows when it is overloaded with sugar and needs to make adjustments in insulin.

Searching for answers, I recently came across something that was so revolutionary that I have to admit I was extremely skeptical.  I have heard of “cure-alls” before; I’ve also seen that for every health care practitioner who has the “answer,” their treatment protocol frequently resembles the carpenter who’s holding a hammer (and everything looks like a nail to him).  No, I had never seen a treatment protocol that would help everyone.  Lots of excellent remedies out there; just not one that could help everything.

But now I have seen something that helps nearly everything, except perhaps trauma (and even with trauma, it may hasten the healing process).

Why would I align myself with this particular product?  It is revolutionary.  I’ll tell you more tomorrow.  In the meantime,

I’ve written more in the article that is posted below this one.  If this resonates with you, and if you also would like to join me in helping people to feel better, live longer, and be stronger, please go to this website and watch the product video.