Doris J. Rapp, M.D.





Dr. Doris J. Rapp M.D.

Special Health Tips

This page contains special health tips to keep you and your loved ones happy and healthy.
Click on any item at the left to learn more about specific concerns.


How to Control Moths - Without Hurting You.

Be sure woolen clothing is clean. If it can be washed, then that is preferred. If the wool must be dry-cleaned, then hang it up, preferably outside, until the odor of dry-cleaning is gone.

Then wrap and seal your wools in pure cotton - not cotton that does not need to be ironed for that contains a chemical. Old cotton sheets are best. .

Add a piece of paper that smells of some herbs such as peppermint or orange. (The essential oil herbs must be organic). This is much better and safer than mothballs that can cause cancer.

It is wise to keep the essential oil aroma in your closet by keeping a bit of these oils on a piece of cloth. The aroma will discourage insects

August Tip

Would you like to clear up certain medical problems in one week?

Here is how others have done it, all on their own, but if you decide to do what others have done, you must:

1. Promise to check it out with your personal physician first. Only your doctor knows your medical history well enough to say a diet is ok.

2. Date and fill in the history form (call the Environmental Medical Research Foundation at 1-800-78-78-780 for a copy by email or in the mail).

3. Date and keep a sample of your handwriting and name. Write on a piece of paper for me: 

I am going to try a simple one week diet.

At the end of the week's diet, date and write:

I have just tried Dr. Rapp's diet. Then sign your name.

(In fact, it would be even more helpful if you wrote your name and dated it at the beginning and end of each day on the diet. This can sometimes tell you if a food interferes with your thinking and writing.)

4. If you have asthma, check your breathing with a Peak Flow Meter, before you start any diet plan, and after it is completed. If you do not have one, call 1-800-787-8780.

5. If you have heart problems check your pulse and your blood pressure at the start of each day of the diet and after it is completed. Yes - if a food  is at fault, you might find this relieves a cardiac problem.

6. Send a letter to P.O. Box 60, Buffalo, NY 14223 with the results.


This has helped many with chronic multiple medical complaints:

Try eating nothing white for a week. No milk or dairy, white flour baked goods, white sugar (or brown, which is white with some molasses added),  potatoes or white rice.

You might feel worse for 1st 3-4 days, but by end of week, better than you have felt in ages. The following week, add back the foods that were not eaten, one each day. See which ones cause what in the next hour, or the next 8-12 hours or by next morning. Look for signs of arthritis, colitis, ear infections and eczema.


Alert: Watch out for newer mattresses. They can contain as much as 1.5 pounds of boric acid in a queen sized mattress. Even the infant mattresses are polluted with this chemical which in diluted forms was found to be toxic for some infants when applied to the skin. This substance is toxic to insects and used as a flame retardant. If the mattress says it is” treated”, the treatment can be boric acid.
BUT, It is toxic to unborn infants, (pregnant mothers sleeping on one for 8 hours a night) and on the testicles of boys. It has been associated with low birth weight, eye malformations and problems with the nervous system. There are no studies to show this is not toxic when placed in mattresses. We need more research before this practice is continued and until then, beware of such mattresses in any age group.  Check out the detailed report on the Books/DVDs page.


IS IT GOOD OR BAD? - Judge for yourself.

Here Are The Known And Published Facts:

What is the chemical that is a possible problem? It is called a fluorocarbon or PFOA, perfluorooctanoic acid.

How are we exposed? Some form of PFOA is emitted from very hot Teflon cookware. It is found in stain repellent products, food production, in cosmetics, electrical insulation tape, combustion engines and in chemical apparatus.

Health Effects In The Environment:

It lasts indefinitely in the environment and it never breaks down, even in the human body. ( In contrast the half lives of DDT and PBCs in the environment is decades.)

PFOA is in our water supply. DuPont failed to reveal they had contaminated the water supply of 12,000 people in 1991. The fluoride found in tap water can increase aluminum absorption from cookware 800 times causing immense potential harm to the brain. If cookware is scratched, it releases more aluminum and that contributes to Alzheimer's.

Health Effects On Wildlife:

This chemical impairs total body growth but it especially decreases the size of several major organs (brain, prostate, liver, thymus) in newborns.
  Indoor tiny caged birds (finches and cockatiels) can die quickly from kitchen Teflon cooking use.

Newborn rats die in a few days from exposure to this chemical even though it does not affect the mother rats.

Rats develop a variety of cancers, i.e. pancreas, liver, pituitary, prostate, testis and breast. This has been recognized for decades.

Health Effects In Humans:

The chemical is found in the blood of 90% of the population. It is stored in the fat of the body.

It appears to pass into the placenta and into a mother's breast milk. DuPont research in 1981 showed traces of this chemical were found in the unborn child of a pregnant woman.

It interrupts normal hormone function.

It typically causes a flu-like illness such as chills and head and muscle aches.

Two of seven exposed female workers in PFOA chemical factories have more birth-damaged infants.

A few other exposed factory individuals expired from pancreas, prostate, and testicular cancer. These cancer relationships are discounted by some but the consistency of cancers among workers and in laboratory studies appears to be worthy of more consideration.

Response From The EPA:

The margin of safety exposure for children is only 7, but it should be 100. The EPA seems to be reluctant to accept a relationship between the evidence of health problems in animal research and similar illnesses in humans.

In Summary:

· PFOA lasts indefinitely in the soil and water.

· They are now found to be present in 96% of children.

· They are now found in breast milk.

· They are now found in uterine fluid.

· They unquestionably deplete the ozone layer contributing to global warming.

So  . . .  Toss Your Teflon !


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