October 24, 2012

Chemo Boosts Resistant Cancer

Posted in CANCER tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 4:18 pm by PCOSLady

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PCOS Lady:
Important i posted this piece from Dr Mercola for you!
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I feel important to have your IL-6 tested periodically… It covers Heart Disease ~ Diabetes ~ Osteoporosis ~ frailty ~ certain cancers in you… Know your risk! Mine was -10 when tested… A blood test
~ Interleukin-6 (a cytokine involved in chronic inflammation and age-related diseases)
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http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/10/24/tumors-exploit-gut-flora.aspx?e_cid=20121024_DNL_art_1
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How Tumors Exploit Gut Flora to Fuel Growth, and the Surprising Finding that Chemotherapy Boosts Resistant Cancer
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October 24 2012
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Story at-a-glance
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~ Researchers have found a microbial-dependent mechanism through which some cancers mount an inflammatory response that fuels their development and growth. They suggest inhibiting the inflammatory cytokines produced might slow cancer progression and improve response to chemotherapy
~ Probiotics tend to downregulate at least one of several cytokines involved in inflammatory processes, so probiotics may turn out to be an important player in helping to inhibit cytokine production
~ New research shows chemotherapy can damage healthy cells in such a way that they begin secreting a protein that not only protects cancer cells and promotes their survival, but also causes the tumors to be resistant to further chemotherapy treatment
~ Despite the 40-year “war on cancer”, drug-based “advances” are not making a dent in the rise of cancer prevalence, as the conventional approach fails to address lifestyle-related issues such as optimizing food intakes, lack of sun exposure, DNA-disrupting wireless technologies, lack of sleep, obesity, and chemical exposures of all kinds
~ My top 12 cancer prevention strategies are included
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By Dr. Mercola
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Could your gut flora play a role in cancer growth? According to recent research, the answer is a tentative yes.
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Findings published in the journal Nature report the discovery of microbial-dependent mechanisms through which some cancers mount an inflammatory response that fuels their development and growth. These findings provide new insight into how cancer cells can hijack your body’s inflammatory reaction by exploiting microbial-dependent immune cells.
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As reported by Medical News Today:
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~ “The association between chronic inflammation and tumor development has long been known from the early work of German pathologist Rudolph Virchow. Harvard University pathologist Harold Dvorak later compared tumors with ‘wounds that never heal,’ noting the similarities between normal inflammation processes that characterize wound- healing and tumorigenesis or tumor-formation.
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~ Indeed, 15 to 20 percent of all cancers are preceded by chronic inflammation – a persistent immune response that can target both diseased and healthy tissues… Still, most cancers are not preceded by chronic inflammation.
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On the other hand, they exploit ubiquitous, infiltrating immune cells to unduly provoke and hijack the host inflammatory reaction. Until now, the mechanism of so-called ‘tumor-elicited inflammation,’ which is detected in most solid malignancies, was poorly explained.
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~ ‘The tumor-associated inflammatory reaction… may hold the keys for future preventive and therapeutic measures,’ said first author Sergei Grivennikov, Ph.D
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Noting that studies of long-term users of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as aspirin, have revealed that general inhibition of inflammation reduces the risk of cancer death by up to 45 percent, depending on the type of cancer. ‘So inhibition of inflammation during cancer development may be beneficial.’”
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How Even Beneficial Gut Bacteria Might Spur Colon Cancer Growth
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The research centered around colon cancer. What may be surprising is that the intestinal bacteria involved in this inflammatory mechanism are not necessarily the pathogenic variety, but rather ordinarily benign microflora.
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The reason for this is because as the tumor develops, it disrupts the normal, healthy functioning of tissues, and because tumors lack a particular protein that normally coats and protects tissue cells, normal microflora present in your colon can enter the tumor. Since the bacteria does not “belong” there, your immune cells recognize them as invaders, and launch an inflammatory response.
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The presence of microbial products are also picked up by macrophages (white blood cells) and immune cells within the tumor, which in turn produce cytokines that further spurs the inflammatory process. One of the primary cytokines involved is Interleukin-23, which regulates inflammation and triggers the production of other inflammatory cytokines that promote tumor development and progression.
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The researchers were able to reduce tumor-elicited inflammation and tumor growth by using a combination of broad-spectrum antibiotics. Antibiotics, as you probably know, indiscriminately kill off all types of intestinal bacteria, and by reducing the normal microflora, tumor growth and related inflammation diminished.
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According to Grivennikov:
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While tumor growth and tumor-elicited inflammation was reduced, I would caution you to not get confused and think that heavy-handed antibiotic use might spare you from colon cancer. I believe this would be a serious mistake… The key, I think, is to place a greater focus on optimizing gut health, to prevent and naturally counteract the development of inflammation in the first place.
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The idea that you might be able to halt colon cancer proliferation by eradicating your microflora, or designing a drug to prevent cytokine production is bound to cause some serious side effects. Cytokine production occurs in response to inflammation, so just inhibiting them is not actually going to resolve the underlying inflammation…
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And you clearly cannot be healthy without normal gut flora, so eradicating it to prevent tumor growth would likely be disastrous in the long term. What you want to do is encourage the proliferation of beneficial bacteria, which by competitive inhibition, will limit or decimate the populations of pathogenic bacteria, yeasts and fungi. This is largely done by limiting fuel for the pathogens, which would include sugars and non-fibrous carbs, and providing loads of beneficial bacterial supplements like fermented vegetables.
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As Grivennikov says, inhibiting inflammation during cancer development is likely a vital component of prevention. The question is how to properly inhibit inflammation, and in my view, inhibiting inflammation through healthy lifestyle choices makes a whole lot of sense, as opposed to taking drugs.
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Your Gut Affects Your Metabolism and Genetic Expression
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As time goes on, we’re gaining more and more information about the important roles gut flora plays in maintaining overall health. The good news is that this is an area you can exercise a lot of control over. Your diet can quickly alter the composition of your gut flora. Processed foods high in sugar and chemical additives and low in nutrients is a surefire way to decimate the beneficial bacteria in your gut, allowing the harmful pathogenic kind to thrive.
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Research has also shown that your microflora has a significant impact on gene expression, such as the genes responsible for vitamin biosynthesis and metabolism. Probiotics have been found to influence the activity of hundreds of your genes, helping them to express in a positive, disease-fighting manner – some of which affect your body in a manner resembling the effects of certain medicines. Probiotics (healthy bacteria) has over 30 beneficial pharmacological actions that we know of, including those listed below.
~ * Site: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/10/11/probiotics-healing-power-impresses-researchers.aspx
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Note that probiotics downregulate interleukin-6, one of several cytokines involved in inflammatory processes, so probiotics may turn out to be an important player in helping to inhibit cytokine production – as suggested by Grivennikov above – and control inflammation that might otherwise lead to colon cancer:
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CHART:
Anti-bacterial….Anti-allergenic….Anti-viral….Immunomodulatory
Anti-infective….Antioxidant….Antiproliferative….Apoptopic (cellular self-destruction)
Antidepressive….Antifungal….Cardioprotective….Gastroprotective
Radio- and chemo protective…..Upregulates glutathione and certain glycoproteins that help regulate immune responses, including interleukin-4, interleukin-10, and interleukin-12….
Downregulates interleukin-6 (a cytokine involved in chronic inflammation and age-related diseases)…. Inhibits tumor necrosis factor (TNF) alpha inhibitor, NF-kappaB, epidermal growth factor receptor, and more
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The Ideal Way to Optimize Your Gut Health
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Historically, people didn’t have the same problems with their gut health as we do today for the simple fact that they got large quantities of beneficial bacteria from their diet in the form of fermented or cultured foods, which were invented long before the advent of refrigeration and other forms of food preservation.
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You can ferment virtually any food, and every traditional culture has traditionally fermented their foods to prevent spoilage. There are also many fermented beverages and yoghurts. Quite a large percent of all the foods that people consumed on a daily basis were fermented, and each 2-3 ounce serving of an ideally prepared food can provide trillions of beneficial bacteria – far more than you can get from any probiotic supplement.
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In fact, it’s unusual to find a probiotic supplement containing more than 10 billion colony-forming units, but when my team tested fermented vegetables produced by probiotic starter cultures, they had 10 trillion colony-forming units of bacteria. Literally, one serving of vegetables was equal to an entire bottle of a high potency probiotic! Fermented foods also give you a wider variety of beneficial bacteria, so all in all, it’s your most cost effective alternative.
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Fermenting your own foods is a fairly straight-forward and simple process, and can provide even greater savings. To learn more, please listen to my interview with Caroline Barringer, a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP) who has been involved with nutrition for about 20 years.
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Chemotherapy Can Boost Cancer Growth, Study Finds
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A related news story again highlights the need to revise how we treat cancer and how we view cancer prevention. Chemotherapy is a staple of the * cut, poison, burn paradigm that is conventional cancer treatment, despite the evidence against it. According to research published in the journal Nature Medicine, chemotherapy can damage healthy cells in such a way that they begin secreting a protein (WNT16B) that not only protects cancer cells and promotes their survival, but can also cause the tumors to be resistant to further chemotherapy treatment.
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In a nutshell, what we’re talking about is chemotherapy-resistant cancer… caused by the initial treatment. It’s difficult to think of a worse scenario than this. The finding was reportedly “completely unexpected,” and was only discovered because they were trying to determine why cancer cells can be easily killed in a lab setting yet remain so resilient inside your body. The results were confirmed on breast and ovarian cancer tumors.Co-author Peter Nelson of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle told AFP:
~ * Site: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/09/19/cut-poison-burn.aspx
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“The increase in WNT16B was completely unexpected… WNT16B, when secreted, would interact with nearby tumor cells and cause them to grow, invade, and importantly, resist subsequent therapy…”
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The researchers speculate that adding an antibody to WNT16B to the chemotherapy might improve the response rate and kill off more cancer cells. Another alternative might be to use smaller, less toxic doses of chemotherapy to reduce the damage to healthy cells.
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Getting to the Root of the Problem
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I strongly believe the cancer rates are escalating because they are in no way shape or form addressing the underlying cause of most cancers. Instead, most of the research is directed towards expensive drugs that target late stages of the disease and greatly enrich the drug companies but simply do not prevent cancer. If ever there was an area in which an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure it is cancer. I strongly believe that if you are able to work your way up to * the advanced level of my health plan, that you will virtually eliminate your risk of most cancers.
~ * Site: http://www.mercola.com/nutritionplan/advanced.htm

Environmental and lifestyle factors are increasingly being pinpointed as the primary culprits fueling our cancer epidemic. This includes:
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Pesticide and other chemical exposures ~ Processed and artificial foods (plus the chemicals in the packaging) ~ Wireless technologies, dirty electricity, and medical diagnostic radiation exposure ~ Pharmaceutical drugs ~ Obesity, stress, and poor sleeping habits ~ Lack of sunshine exposure and use of sunscreens
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This is clearly not an exhaustive list as such a list would be exceedingly long. For more specifics on consumer products implicated as contributors to cancer, please review the Cancer Prevention Coalition’s “Dirty Dozen” list.
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Medical researchers would like you to believe they’re doing everything they can to come up with a solution. Yet all we see is research into newer drug therapies. Clearly they’re not digging close enough to the root of the problem, because if they did, they’d touch on some of these lifestyle issues just mentioned. From my perspective, you ignore lifestyle factors at your own peril when it comes to cancer… Because, clearly, drug-based “advances” are not making a dent in this progressively prevalent disease.
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REAL Cancer Advancements that Need to Become Mainstream Knowledge
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In the last 30 years the global cancer burden has doubled, and it will likely double again between 2000 and 2020, and * nearly triple by 2030 – unless people begin to take cancer prevention seriously. We CAN turn this trend around, but to do so the medical community must stop overlooking the methods that can actually have a significant impact.
~ * Site: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2008/12/27/the-coming-cancer-explosion.aspx
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Three cancer advancements in particular merit special mention. These advancements have not yet been accepted by conventional medicine, and they must be.
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Number 1: Vitamin D – There’s overwhelming evidence pointing to the fact that * vitamin D deficiency plays a crucial role in cancer development. Researchers within this field have estimated that about 30 percent of cancer deaths could be prevented each year simply by optimizing the vitamin D levels in the general population. And if you are being treated for cancer it is likely that higher blood levels – probably around 80-90 ng/ml – would be a beneficial adjunct to your treatment plan. To learn the details on how to use vitamin D therapeutically, please review my previous article, Test Values and Treatment for Vitamin D Deficiency.
~ * Site: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2009/06/11/New-Model-Of-Cancer-Development-Vitamin-D-is-the-Key.aspx
~ * Site: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2008/08/07/daily-sunlight-can-keep-cancer-away.aspx
~ * Site: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2002/02/23/vitamin-d-deficiency-part-one.aspx
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The health benefits of optimizing your levels, either by safe sun exposure (ideally), a safe tanning bed, or oral supplementation as a last resort, simply cannot be overstated. In terms of protecting against cancer, vitamin D has been found to offer protection in a number of ways, including:
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~ Regulating genetic expression
* Site: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2009/03/12/vitamin-d–the-master-key-to-optimal-health.aspx
~ Increasing the self-destruction of mutated cells (which, if allowed to replicate, could lead to cancer)
~ Reducing the spread and reproduction of cancer cells
~ Causing cells to become differentiated (cancer cells often lack differentiation)
~ Reducing the growth of new blood vessels from pre-existing ones, which is a step in the transition of dormant tumors turning cancerous
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Number 2: Optimizing Your Insulin Levels – Normalizing your insulin levels is one of the most powerful physical actions you can take to lower your risk of cancer. Otto Warburg actually received a Nobel Prize for his research on cancer cell physiology in 1934, which clearly demonstrated cancer cells require more sugar to thrive. Unfortunately, very few oncologists appreciate or apply this knowledge today.
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High levels of insulin can cause major damage to your body. The most recognized of these is diabetes, but that is far from the only one. As Ron Rosedale, M.D. said in one of my most popular articles, * Insulin and Its Metabolic Effects:
* Site: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2001/07/14/insulin-part-one.aspx
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~ “It doesn’t matter what disease you are talking about, whether you are talking about a common cold or cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis or cancer, the root is always going to be at the molecular and cellular level, and I will tell you that insulin is going to have its hand in it, if not totally control it.”
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The good news is that controlling your insulin levels is relatively straightforward. First, limit your intake of processed foods, grains and sugars/fructose as much as possible to prevent your insulin levels from becoming elevated in the first place. Replace them with healthy fats such as butter, animal fat, coconut oil, avocados, seeds and nuts.
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I recently completed ten hours of interviews with Dr. Rosedale in which he goes FAR deeper into his philosophy and recommendations. I was floored at what I learned and he has once again changed my position on many important nutritional issues. One of the KEY new insights is that you need to LIMIT your protein to no more than your basic requirements, which is about one gram per kilogram of LEAN body mass, which is typically less than 70 grams for most people. If you go over this you will upregulate the mTOR pathways, which has been strongly associated with increasing your risk for cancer.
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I am very excited to share this information with you once we review it as it is possible that this can help the treatment of most cancers. And it is all done with dietary regulation. Supplements can be used, but they are optional and only make the transition to fat burning metabolism easier.
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Number 3: Exercise – If you are like most people, when you think of reducing your risk of cancer, exercise doesn’t immediately come to mind. However, there is some fairly compelling evidence that exercise can slash your risk of cancer.
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One of the primary ways exercise lowers your risk for cancer is by reducing elevated insulin levels, which creates a low sugar environment that discourages the growth and spread of cancer cells. Additionally, exercise improves the circulation of immune cells in your blood. Your immune system is your first line of defense against everything from minor illnesses like a cold right up to devastating, life-threatening diseases like cancer.
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The trick about exercise, though, is understanding how to use it as a precise tool. This ensures you are getting enough to achieve the benefit, not too much to cause injury, and the right variety to balance your entire physical structure and maintain strength and flexibility, and aerobic and anaerobic fitness levels. This is why it is helpful to view exercise like a drug that needs to be carefully prescribed to achieve its maximum benefit.
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It’s important to include a large variety of techniques in your exercise routine, such as strength training, aerobics, core-building activities, and stretching. Most important of all, however, is to make sure you include * high-intensity, burst-type exercise, once or twice a week, in which you raise your heart rate up to your anaerobic threshold for 20 to 30 seconds, and then you recover for 90 seconds. These exercises activate your super-fast twitch muscle fibers, which can increase your body’s natural production of human growth hormone.
* Site: http://fitness.mercola.com/sites/fitness/archive/2010/06/26/10-minutes-of-exercise-yields-hourlong-effects.aspx
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Winning the War Against Cancer Begins with Your Personal Choices
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You can do a lot, right now, to significantly decrease your cancer risk. Even the conservative American Cancer Society states that one-third of cancer deaths are linked to poor diet, physical inactivity, and carrying excess weight. So, in addition to the main three suggestions listed above, making the following healthy lifestyle changes can go a very long way toward avoiding all forms of cancer:
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~ Eat a healthy diet of whole organic foods, and pay careful attention to keeping your insulin levels down by avoiding sugar/fructose and grains. I make this easy with my recently updated and free * Nutrition Plan. The key here is to radically reduce your sugar and non-fiber carbs to an absolute minimum and limit your protein to one gram per one kilogram of lean body mass.
* Site: http://www.mercola.com/nutritionplan/index.aspx
~ Only 25 percent of people eat enough vegetables, so by all means eat as many vegetables as you are comfortable with. Ideally, they should be fresh and organic. * Cruciferous vegetables in particular have been identified as having potent anti-cancer properties. Remember that carb nutritional types may need up to 300 percent more vegetables than protein nutritional types.
* Site: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2008/07/22/how-broccoli-fights-cancer.aspx
~ Get appropriate amounts of high quality animal-based omega-3 fats.
~ Have a tool to permanently erase the neurological short-circuiting that can activate cancer genes. Even the CDC states that 85 percent of disease is caused by emotions. It is likely that this factor may be more important than all the other physical ones listed here, so make sure this is addressed. My particular favorite tool for this purpose, as you may know, is the * Emotional Freedom Technique.
* Site: http://eft.mercola.com/
1… Maintain an ideal body fat percentage.
* Site: http://fitness.mercola.com/sites/fitness/archive/2011/01/22/should-i-eat-anything-after-dinner-if-i-want-to-lose-weight.aspx
2… Get enough high-quality sleep.
3… Reduce your exposure to environmental toxins like pesticides, household chemical cleaners, synthetic air fresheners and air pollution.
4… Reduce your use of cell phones and other wireless technologies, and implement as many * safety strategies as possible if/when you cannot avoid their use.
* Site: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/01/05/new-evidence-identifies-strong-cell-phone-cancer-link.aspx
5… Boil, poach or steam your foods, rather than frying or charbroiling them.

September 27, 2012

Insulin Sensitivity Gene Found – PTEN

Posted in CANCER, RESEARCH tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 6:56 pm by PCOSLady

Insulin Sensitivity Gene Found – PTEN
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PCOS Lady:
Look into having your PTEN gene level tested…
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http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1113966
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PTEN Mutations as a Cause of Constitutive Insulin Sensitivity and Obesity
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Background
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Epidemiologic and genetic evidence links type 2 diabetes, obesity, and cancer. The tumor-suppressor phosphatase and tensin homologue (PTEN) has roles in both cellular growth and metabolic signaling. Germline PTEN mutations cause a cancer-predisposition syndrome, providing an opportunity to study the effect of PTEN haploinsufficiency in humans.
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http://mypcos.info/1/scientists-find-insulin-sensitivity-gene-may-lead-to-new-diabetes-treatments/
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Scientists find insulin sensitivity gene, may lead to new diabetes treatments
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The PTEN gene encodes for an enzyme that is part of the insulin signalling pathway in the body. It is known to have a role in controlling the body’s metabolism, and to play a part in cell growth. The Oxford team was interested in learning more about this dual role.
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There is an inherited genetic condition called Cowden syndrome caused by faults in the PTEN gene. It is very rare and is thought to affect perhaps one in 200,000 people, with around 300 people with the condition in the UK. PTEN’s role in cell growth sees people with Cowden syndrome develop many benign polyps in their skin, mouth and bowel, and have a higher risk than the general population of developing breast cancer, thyroid cancer and womb cancer.
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Please read her entire page on the PTEN gene… Easier to understand for you…
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GOOGLE:
PTEN
Cowden Syndrome
thyroid cancer PTEN
breast cancer PTEN
womb cancer PTEN
insulin PTEN
insulin sensitivity
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Diabetes PTEN
Germline PTEN
type 2 diabetes PTEN
obesity PTEN
cancer PTEN

Natural Cures for High Testosterone in Women

Posted in RELATED: HORMONES tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 4:24 pm by PCOSLady

PCOS Lady:
Remember a high testosterone level like a man in his 30′s is perfect for older women…
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I hope you learn more on the topic and find something that works for you! Some doctors do not worry about and do not mention your having a high level… Do your own research! Protect yourself…
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NATURAL CURES FOR HIGH TESTOSTERONE IN WOMEN
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http://www.livestrong.com/article/22748-decrease-testosterone-women-naturally/
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Women naturally have about one-tenth the amount of testosterone as men, but as they age, testosterone levels can rise. According to Dr. Abraham Kryger with the Monterey Preventive Medical Clinic, by the time a woman reaches 40, she can have testosterone levels approximately half that of a 20-year-old man’s. Although high testosterone levels can have some beneficial side effects such as increased muscle mass and a higher libido, one common side effect many women do not care for is an increased growth of bodily hair. This condition, known as hirsutism, can be extremely annoying and embarrassing, but can easily be treated through a variety of natural remedies.
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Step 1
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Take nutritional supplements to lower your testosterone. Diindolylmethane, or DIM, is a natural supplement made from cauliflower and broccoli, and is known to reduce androgens, or male sex hormones (among which is testosterone). Taken daily, 120 mg of DIM should help correct your hormonal balance; 200 mg of Calcium-D-Glucarate, twice daily, may also help to get your hormones back in balance.
Hormones for Hair Loss? Most Highly Trained Physicians in Hormones for Hair Loss in Women. www.BodyLogicMD.com/Hair-Loss-Women
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Step 2
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Drink herbal teas or consume them in capsule or tincture form to help you lower your testosterone levels. Perhaps one of the best (and tastiest) herbs for correcting this problem is spearmint. Studies performed at the Suleyman Demirel University in Isparta, Turkey, show that women drinking two cups of spearmint tea for five days significantly lowered their androgen levels. Other herbs known to reduce testosterone levels include black cohosh (20 to 40 mg twice daily), saw palmetto (160 mg twice daily) and chaste tree (20 to 40 mg daily).
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Step 3
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Consult an acupuncturist regarding treatment for hirsutism and high testosterone. Although sufficient evidence has not been compiled to determine just how acupuncture can benefit women with high testosterone levels, the University of Maryland Medical Center reports that a small study of women treated with acupuncture for their hirsutism showed a reduction of hair length and density, as well as testosterone levels.
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Things You’ll Need
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~ Diindolylmethane (DIM)
~ Calcium-D-Glucarate
~ Spearmint tea
~ Black cohosh
~ Saw palmetto
~ Chaste tree
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Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/22748-decrease-testosterone-women-naturally/#ixzz27gbyOcMQ
Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/22748-decrease-testosterone-women-naturally/#ixzz27gbjapW6
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http://www.pheromonetalk.com/lounge/ideas-natural-remedies-high-testosterone-women-36168.html
~ Pheromone Talk …
Notes from posters:
Testosterone like 213… is way out of the normal range for woman… Doctors think you may have cancer or an adrenal problem…
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Also Edamame (steamed soy beans)…
~ You can get them in most grocery stores frozen. Just defrost, microwave to heat a little, sprinkle with salt & eat….
Soy beans have natural plant estrogen in them. They help with a lot of menopausal symptoms.
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http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100902101144AAZypbR
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Is treatment for high testosterone / PCOS imperative for females’ health?
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Asked by R…
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I’m 19 and I went to the doctor to see what I can do about hair growth on my stomach and chest and my blood test showed that my testosterone was around 17 (normal range for female my age is 0.8 to 7.4). So I’ve been taking some herbal pills given to me by my doctor like aptogen and ovablend and the decrease in my libido makes me want to stop taking it and just pay for electrolysis or something. I’m not worried about PCOS affecting my fertility because at this point I don’t want kids and I can always adopt but is lowering my testosterone crucial to my health in other ways?
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Best Answer – by Dr Julio
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Actually the elevated estrogen levels (or so called estrogen dominance) associated with PCOS are more of a long term risk than testosterone. It increases the risk of endometrial cancers, cardiovascular disease/heart attack, and stroke, later in life.
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Have you had your insulin levels tested? PCOS is often associated with elevated insulin levels, due to something called insulin resistance. The higher level of insulin is believed to be the root cause of the ovary problems (by increasing testosterone levels, and causing the failure of follicles to mature properly, and the elevated estrogen:progesterone ratio). It also puts PCOS sufferers at a higher risk of diabetes later in life. If you haven’t had your insulin levels checked, then I would recommend you do that.
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One of the most effective treatments I have seen for PCOS is a natural substance called d-chiro-inositol. It is present in certain foods (buck wheat, carob, fig leaf melon, and bitter gourds). It can also be purchased as a food supplement (it is not considered a drug). This food extract has been shown in clinical trials (albeit small scale) to reduce blood glucose levels, and blood pressure, in PCOS sufferers. Many of the women taking it also ovulated normally. This compound is believed to reduce insulin production (too complex to explain how, put simply it reduces the insulin resistance). The dosage used in the studies was 600mg and 1200mg per day for 8 weeks. Both dosages worked equally well as I recall. I personally would put much more faith in this than in ovablend or adaptogen.
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A couple of notes. 1) You can also buy plain “inositol” as a food supplement, but this is not effective. It comes in 9 different forms, but only one specific one is effective. So it has to be d-chiro inositol.
2) Some brands are natural extracts, whilst others are made synthetically. So check if you want the natural extract specifically.
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There is also a drug used for diabetes, metformin, that is used to treat PCOS by reducing insulin resistance. But people who have tried both have said that d-chiro inositol is more effective and has less side effects.
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GOOGLE:
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high testosterone in women

June 2, 2012

Weight Loss Tricks, Tips

Posted in LIFESTYLE CHANGES tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 11:21 pm by PCOSLady

WEIGHT LOSS TRICKS & TIPS
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PCOS Lady:
Weight loss is a daily thought for us… We each have our own tricks, tips and ways… Some interesting info and ways were found in the sites listed…
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TIPS
~ Eat every 2-3 hours, keep your stomach moving to keep your metabolism up…
~ Always eat your carb with a protein… The protein knocks the carbs out of you!
~ Eat a strict diet for 2 days, add carbs every 3rd day… Research just proved the body never adjusts to this…
~ Always keep water with you to hydrate…
~ Eat only butter! Margarine just clogs your arteries with plaque…
~ Stay low keyed on aspartame products! It creates havoc in “YOU” over time!
~ Read labels… Stay away from “low fat” “diet” etc… stuff! They have hidden nasty ingredients in them!
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http://www.drozfans.com/dr-oz-diet/dr-oz-swimsuit-slimdown-drink-salad-recipe-aminophylline-cream/
~ Dr Oz … Secret Swimsuit Slimdown Drink Recipe
* Combine 1 C grapefruit juice, 2 tsp apple cider vinegar, and 1 tsp honey. Drink this combination before every meal. Apple cider vinegar helps you burn and break down fat. This drink combination also burns away your fat, literally. Drink it 3 x per day before meals. *
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http://fitness.mercola.com/sites/fitness/archive/2012/10/12/goldilocks-exercise-zone.aspx?e_cid=20121012_DNL_art_1
~ Dr Mercola .. Less Can Be More, Research Shows: Maximizing Health Benefits of Exercise By Finding Your “Goldilock’s Zone”
* Avoiding fructose and other grain carbohydrates is a critical element of a successful weight loss strategy. This includes sports or energy drinks and fruit juices (even if they’re freshly squeezed) … Read complete article at site …
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NUTS for You!
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Almonds ~ 1/4c = 1/4c milk’s calcium
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Pistachios ~ 1oz = 1/2 a banana of 310 mg of potassium ( crucial for nerve central & muscle function)
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Walnuts ~ 1/4c 91% of daily value omega 3′s (boots brain function, lowers inflammatory disease risk like arthritis & psoriasis)
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Soy Nuts ~ rich in isoflavones – protect bones & heart (not a nut)
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IDEAS
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Discover Raspberry Ketone – Shed Pounds Naturally
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July 25, 2012
Dr. Oz recently featured Raspberry Ketone as a great natural weight
loss alternative. He praised it for its ability to effectively
target fat cells and increase the hormones in your body that allow
you to get thinner more effectively. He was impressed with how
quickly most users experienced results from Raspberry Ketone, with
many seeing a difference in as little as one week!
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SITES
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The Facts About Garcinia Cambogia
http://www.consumersguides.com/garcinia_cambogia_reviews/c1.html
~ Consumer Guides … The Facts About Garcinia Cambogia
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http://www.fitsugar.com/How-Do-I-Lose-Weight-25489490?slide=10
~ ~ Fit Sugar … The Ultimate Guide to Weight Loss: 56 Tips and Tricks to Drop Pounds Now
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http://www.doubleyourfatlossnow.com/
~ Dr Steve Sisskind … Which of These 4 Hormones Makes You Skinny?
* Adipodectin, Grehlin, Insulin, Cortisol … A video well worth watching!
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http://www.dietdoctor.com/lchf
~ Diet Doctor … Real food for your health! … Do you want to eat real food (as much as you like) and improve your health and weight? It may sound too good to be true, but LCHF (Low Carb, High Fat) is a method that has been used for 150 years. Now, modern science backs it up with proof that it works. There is no weighing your food, no counting, no bizarre “meal replacements,” no pills. There is just real food and common sense. And all the advice here is 100 percent free.
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http://weight-loss.alltopics.com/

~ Alltopics … Weight-Loss offers diet plans, pills, body mass index and other helpful tools. Here readers can find the latest news and diet information as well as delicious recipes to help readers achieve their dietary goals. Articles are constantly updated, rated by popularity and gathered from every source on the Web.
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http://www.weightlosshelpandtips.net/
~ Weight Loss Help and Tips … Weight loss tips, fitness and diet tips for fast, natural and easy weight loss from experts for everyone…
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http://www.prevention.com/weight-loss
~ Prevention … Weight Loss: Weight Loss Tips, Diets, Flat Belly Diet … How to lose weight fast with weight loss tips, low-calorie diets, healthy diet plans, and healthy recipes that reduce belly fat, boost metabolism, and help you cut …
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http://www.theweightlosstipssite.com/category/weight-loss-tips/fast-ways-to-stay-motivated-to-weight-loss-plan/

~ Free Weight Loss Tips … Site gives you hundreds of free weight loss tips and discusses weight loss programs, weight loss methods and many other ways to help you loss weight.
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http://www.ayurvedicliving.org/
~ Ayurvedic Living … Ayurveda: the ancient art & science of life! Here you will find practical information on Ayurvedic diet, herbs, medicine, and treatments – including Ashwagandha, Triphala, Shilajit, Shatavari, and more!
~ Before learning about Ayurvedic dieting and treatment, and how you can use it to enhance your health and life; it is important that you understand the basic concepts behind this healing art.
- See more at: http://www.ayurvedicliving.org/#sthash.X7THI9R8.dpuf
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http://www.fitnessmagazine.com/weight-loss/tips/
~ Fitness Magazine … Smart weight-loss tips, simple weight-loss tricks, and easy diet ideas for fast and easy weight loss.
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http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/health-tip/HT00321/rss=1
~ Mayo Clinic … Health tips from Mayo Clinic, featuring simple strategies for a healthy lifestyle.
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http://www.livestrong.com/weight-loss-tips/
~ Livestrong … Improve your health, lifestyle, diet nutrition with Weight Loss Tips news, facts, tips, other information. Educate yourself about Weight Loss Tips help yourself and …
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http://www.101weightloss.com/articles/weight-loss-tips-for-women-over-40-224.htm
~ 101 Weight Loss … Visit for quick, easy, safe & healthy weight loss tips. Articles on diets, pills, plans, programs and more.
NOTE:
Some prescription drugs may also be hindering your weight loss efforts or may even cause weight gain. According to the experts, more than 50 commonly used drugs can have these types of effects. Some of these are:
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~ Prednisone -A steroid prescribed for respiratory ailments.
~ Elavil – An antidepressant.
~ Tofranil – Another antidepressant.
~ Zyprexia – In drug that addresses psychosis.
~ Diabeta – For diabetic patients.
~ Diabinese – Another commonly used drug for diabetes.
~ Prevacid – Anti hurt-burn
~ Nexium – Another anti hurt-burn drug.
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Ask your pharmacist about the drugs you take in relation to preventing your weight loss…
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http://weightlossgo.com/
~ Weight Loss Go … Do you want to lose weight? I show you how, with a huge collection of over 100 weight loss tips and easy weight loss solutions to make losing weight easy and achievable. Known celeb diet links listed…
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http://pinterest.com/search/?q=weight+loss
~ Pinterest … Posts on weight loss… Infinite topics at your fingertips!
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All Things Food and Diet – FatSecret
http://www.fatsecret.com/Default.aspx?pa=ds&type=1
~ Fat Secret … Popular diets listed, 59 pages to search through… Has Info, journals, diet talk, recipes, tips, members categories for each diet… Find great meal ideas, diet tools, community support and more as you discover a world of healthy eating…
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A Compendium on Nutrition, Health, & Fitness
http://examine.com/
~ Examine … Examine.com is a compendium on on nutrition, health, fitness, and supplements. Everything on Examine.com is backed with citations to published scientific … Obsessed with facts!
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http://www.trimdownclub.com/
~ Trim Down Club Program … Powerful tools such as menu planner, progress meter and diet journal. lose weight while eating your favorite foods. Track your success and monitor your results.
~ To join Trim Down Club, you must pay a one time fee of $47 to get the Quick Start Guide, the Trim Down Main Program, the Trim Down Club Cookbook, the Guide to Food Shopping the Proper Way, and all the available online tools.
~ Video: http://www.info.trimdownclub.com/introduction.html
~ Recipes: http://www.trimdownclub.com/view-recipes/
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FOOD
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Local Harvest / Farmers Markets / Family Farms / CSA / Organic Food
www.localharvest.org/
~ Local harvest … Locally grown produce anywhere in the country! Use our map to locate farmers markets, family farms, CSAs, farm stands, and u-pick produce in your area …
~
GOOGLE:
healthy weight loss tips
weight loss plans
weight loss programs
free weight loss tips
weight loss exercises
weight loss diets
vegan pcos goddess blog
ayurvedic living
garcinia cambogia

May 25, 2012

Diabetes

Posted in DIABETES tagged , , , , , , at 6:19 pm by PCOSLady

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0002194/
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PCOS Lady:
Realizations are;
~ The US wants everyone to be Diabetic! (on a statin drug)
~ Your doctor loves you once he diagnosis you with Diabetes… You will be his lifelong patient!
~ Some Diabetes can be reversed, made less of a problem, etc…
~ Some people are born naturally Diabetic no matter what they try…
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I suggest keeping up on ongoing research, join forums and groups… Plus change your lifestyle if you need to for your health…
~ Valuable info, tips, ways, etc… is found in 1st hand experiences, forums and groups…
~ Surgeries i am in favor of after trying non invasive methods…
~ BE SURE to have all your hormone levels checked… Check your mineral levels… Check your Serum Insulin level… Check your nutrient levels… BE SURE 1st before surgery please!
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FYI
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~ Mefformin is the generic for brand name Glucophage!
~ Doctors and pharmacies push Metformin, refuse it or try it for a week or two…
~ Metformin may cause discomfort as in headache and/or nausea in most people… Headaches are your body telling you its allergic or does not like the drug! (Budweiser is the only beer with many chemicals in it! Most people get headaches every time they drink it! Hmmmm!)
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Recommended reading: Medicines for Type 2 Diabetes: A Review of the Research for Adults
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This summary covers the research on the benefits and possible side effects of medicines to lower or control your blood sugar. It will help you talk with your doctor or other health care professional to decide which medicines are best for you.
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A.D.A.M. Medical Encyclopedia
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Diabetes
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Last reviewed: August 31, 2011.
Diabetes is a lifelong (chronic) disease in which there are high levels of sugar in the blood.
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See also:
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~ Gestational diabetes
~ Metabolic syndrome
~ Type 1 diabetes
~ Type 2 diabetes
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Causes, incidence, and risk factors
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Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas to control blood sugar. Diabetes can be caused by too little insulin, resistance to insulin, or both.
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To understand diabetes, it is important to first understand the normal process by which food is broken down and used by the body for energy. Several things happen when food is digested:
~ A sugar called glucose enters the bloodstream. Glucose is a source of fuel for the body.
~ An organ called the pancreas makes insulin. The role of insulin is to move glucose from the bloodstream into muscle, fat, and liver cells, where it can be used as fuel.
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People with diabetes have high blood sugar because their body cannot move sugar into fat, liver, and muscle cells to be stored for energy. This is because either:
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~ Their pancreas does not make enough insulin
~ Their cells do not respond to insulin normally
~ Both of the above
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There are three major types of diabetes. The causes and risk factors are different for each type:
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~ Type 1 diabetes can occur at any age, but it is most often diagnosed in children, teens, or young adults. In this disease, the body makes little or no insulin. Daily injections of insulin are needed. The exact cause is unknown.
~ Type 2 diabetes makes up most of diabetes cases. It most often occurs in adulthood, but teens and young adults are now being diagnosed with it because of high obesity rates. Many people with type 2 diabetes do not know they have it.
~ Gestational diabetes is high blood sugar that develops at any time during pregnancy in a woman who does not have diabetes.
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Diabetes affects more than 20 million Americans. Over 40 million Americans have pre-diabetes (early type 2 diabetes).
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Symptoms
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High blood sugar levels can cause several symptoms, including:
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~ Blurry vision
~ Excess thirst
~ Fatigue
~ Frequent urination
~ Hunger
~ Weight loss
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Because type 2 diabetes develops slowly, some people with high blood sugar have no symptoms.
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Symptoms of type 1 diabetes develop over a short period of time. People may be very sick by the time they are diagnosed.
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Signs and tests
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A urine analysis may be used to look for high blood sugar. However, a urine test alone does not diagnose diabetes.
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Your health care provider may suspect that you have diabetes if your blood sugar level is higher than 200 mg/dL. To confirm the diagnosis, one or more of the following tests must be done.
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Blood tests:
~ Fasting blood glucose level — diabetes is diagnosed if it is higher than 126 mg/dL twice. Levels between 100 and 126 mg/dL are called impaired fasting glucose or pre-diabetes. These levels are risk factors for type 2 diabetes.
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~ Hemoglobin A1c test –
~ Normal: Less than 5.7%
~ Pre-diabetes: 5.7% – 6.4%
~ Diabetes: 6.5% or higher
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~ Oral glucose tolerance test — diabetes is diagnosed if glucose level is higher than 200 mg/dL after 2 hours. (This test is used more often for type 2 diabetes.)
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Screening for type 2 diabetes in people who have no symptoms is recommended for:
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~ Overweight children who have other risk factors for diabetes, starting at age 10 and repeated every 2 years
~ Overweight adults (BMI greater than 25) who have other risk factors
~ Adults over age 45, repeated every 3 years
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SITES
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www.diabetes.org
~ The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and fighting for those affected by diabetes…
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www.mayoclinic.com/health/diabetes/DS01121
~ Mayo Clinic … Diabetes — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, causes and treatments of several types of diabetes…
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www.Drugs.com
~ Drugs.com … Check all drugs, dosage, look, side effects, over the counter effects, brand name, generic, etc….
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http://cholesterol.emedtv.com/statins/list-of-all-statin-drugs.html
~ MedTV … Nov 9, 2011 – Statins are commonly used to treat high cholesterol and prevent related health conditions. This eMedTV segment provides a complete list of all …
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http://www.diabetesdaily.com/voices/2012/05/2-common-diet-habits-that-wont-help-you-lose-weight/?utm_source=MailingList&utm_medium=emailutm_campaign=DD+2012-05-23+You+Make+Diabetes+Look+Easy
~ Diabetes Daily … 2 common diet habits that don’t work! … Good source of info and a nice forum….
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http://www.health.com/health/library/mdp/0,,std120744,00.html
~ Health.com … Info on Diabetes and what to do, etc…
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www.jdrf.org
~ Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International
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www.cdc.gov/diabetes/
~ National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
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http://ndep.nih.gov/
~ National Diabetes Education Program
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http://www.diabetes.niddk.nih.gov/
~ National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC)
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GOOGLE:
Diabetes
pre-diabetes
*statin drug list*
type 1 diabetes
diabetes type 1
diabetes mellitus
diabetes symptoms
diabetes recipes
diabetes diet
hypoglycemia
insulin
normal blood sugar levels

April 16, 2012

IR – Insulin Resistance

Posted in IR - Insulin Resistance tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 6:40 am by PCOSLady

IR – Insulin Resistance
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Insulin resistance is a condition in which the body produces insulin but does not use it properly. Insulin, a hormone made by the pancreas, helps the body use glucose for energy. Glucose is a form of sugar that is the body’s main source of energy.
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When people are insulin resistant, their muscle, fat, and liver cells do not respond properly to insulin. As a result, their bodies need more insulin to help glucose enter cells. The pancreas tries to keep up with this increased demand for insulin by producing more. Eventually, the pancreas fails to keep up with the body’s need for insulin. Excess glucose builds up in the bloodstream, setting the stage for diabetes. Many people with insulin resistance have high levels of both glucose and insulin circulating in their blood at the same time.
From: http://diabetes.niddk.nih.gov/dm/pubs/insulinresistance/#what
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IR effects so many of us by way of Diabetes, PCOS, and on & on involving your endocrine system plus more systems … 3 of 4 in the medical doctor pool are suggesting natural ways to manage your IR condition today… Ask your doctor!
~ Look in to the natural possibilities to manage your IR…
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PCOS Lady:
~ I am against poisoning my body with drugs… A natural babe with most i say…
~ April 2012: I’m back on Glucophage XR 500mg/daily i must use to get rid of my IR fat i call it… Errrr! Gluc is like a “miracle” pill for me… The side effects are mostly pluses too…
~ I have tried losing the IR fat a few months now with no luck… My body started taking from my muscle mass! Clue- peeing like a race horse at times…
~ My Asian MD in California told me to use Glucophage XR as a maintenance pill… I may have to split the pill or take it every other day, etc… per him to find what works for me…
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From: Insulite Laboratories
http://weight.insulitelabs.com/
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Medical research has now identified insulin resistance as a serious condition that causes your cells to become insensitive to insulin. When people suffering from excess weight or obesity fail to address insulin resistance, the possibility of severe complications such as cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure and sexual dysfunction can dramatically accelerate.
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The medical community is now beginning to understand how vital it is for our cells to receive the correct amounts of nutrients and minerals – such as alpha-lipoic acid, chromium, vitamin D and magnesium – in order to effectively process insulin and glucose.
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Tests:
In order to process insulin and glucose properly you need to have these nutrients and mineral levels checked:
~ alpha-lipoic acid
~ chromium
~ vitamin D
~ Magnesium
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Sites
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IR+: http://www.pcos.insulitelabs.com/Insulite-Laboratories.php
~ Insulite Laboratories … IR, Metabolic Syndrome, PCOS, etc…
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http://home.comcast.net/~creationsunltd/insulinresistance.htm
~ From: Pat Sonnenstuhl, RN, CNM, Nutrition Support … Extensive information on topics…
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http://diabetes.niddk.nih.gov/dm/pubs/insulinresistance/
~ National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse …

April 6, 2012

Diets, Experiences, Sites, Plus…

Posted in LIFESTYLE CHANGES tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 4:25 am by PCOSLady

I KNOW I CAN HAVE THIS CARROT!


PCOS Lady:
Everyone,
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I have tried a few diet methods (Jenny Craig, Weight Watchers and my own combination) … I researched diets and methods… I love forums for 1st hand experiences, tricks, secrets, etc…
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I am a firm believer to look into all weight loss, diet, lifestyle change options, have “key” tests done before starting a plan or having weight loss surgery done…
~ I prefer eating natural and good foods to lose… Back to basics mainly…
(a high protein, complex & low carb diet, is my lifestyle)
~ Glucophage XR 500mg/daily gets rid of my tummy and abdomen pounds….
(my body can’t tolerate sugar & flour, i wear it all!)
~ Will power, determination, variety in food, in moderation, portion control, etc…
are all needed to lose weight and maintain your desired weight and size…
~ Yes, i feel you must cheat 1 meal a week to make to the next week…
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PCOS Lady:
This test was found real deep in heart information…
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Get a blood test done called Serum Insulin Level test?
~ A blood test, level should be under 11 to lose weight…
~ If 12 and higher you need a strict diet, hard exercise or you may have a hormone imbalance or something else….
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Doctors rarely ever test this! You are told to beat yourself up eating less and exercising more! If you knew your number the steps would be crystal clear on steps before thinking of drastic weight loss surgeries…
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Look at my newest post for the Hormone Balance Test…. You could have PCOS or a thyroid disorder….
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The KEY i read was nothing really is working and you gain abit, etc… I was there too!
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Just read the intense forum at http://www.3fatchicks.com…; You may find something there as well…
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Best wishes in losing your weight!
Christie
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http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/food-to-eat/count-carbs/daily-carbs/?page=2
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A Woman Who Wants to Lose Weight
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The recommended carb range:
2-3.5 carb choices per meal
(30-55 g carbs per meal)
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If you feel like you need a snack between meals, choose one that has less than 7-10 grams of carbohydrate per serving.
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Carb Tip: Go for the carbs from fruits and veggies first. “For people who are wanting to lose weight, it’s important to look at the balance between all of their nutrients. All carbs are not created equally, but carbs from whole foods such as fruit are much better choices than those from highly processed foods,” says Donna Kernodle, R.D., M.P.H., CDE with the Diabetes Care Center at Wake Forest University’s Baptist Medical Center.
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http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/food-to-eat/count-carbs/daily-carbs/?page=3
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A Man Who Wants to Lose Weight
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The recommended carb range:
3-4 carb choices per meal
(50-65 g carbs per meal)
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If you feel like you need a snack between meals, choose one that has less than 7-10 grams of carbohydrate per serving.
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Carb Tip: Drink calorie- and carb-free fluids when you’re feeling hungry. “A lot of people mistake hunger for thirst,” Kernodle says. Most people aren’t keeping themselves adequately hydrated, causing a sense of hunger when they’re actually thirsty.
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What It Takes to Lose Weight
Losing weight is all about numbers: You need to burn 3,500 calories to lose 1 pound.
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http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/diet/tips/tips-to-cut-100-calories-or-more/;jsessionid=R4KZDECUN4ZDECQCEARSBHQ?page=2
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Easy Calorie Conversions
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We’re often encouraged to be carb conscious, which can be helpful for blood sugar control but not necessarily good for your weight. Calories still count. Some foods can be low in carbohydrate and high in calories. For example, an 8-ounce steak and a 16-ounce steak both have 0 grams of carbohydrate. But you still need to count the calories that come from protein and fat; you may be consuming more calories than you realize.
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Here are some easy calorie conversions:
1 gram of carbohydrate = 4 calories
1 gram of protein = 4 calories
1 gram of fat = 9 calories
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Adopt one (or more) of the following tips to sensibly trim calories every day.
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ckswenson1 says:
Do not use fat-free dressings. A small study published in the August 2004 issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed that our bodies don’t absorb such important protective antioxidants as beta-carotene, alpha-carotene or lycopene from vegetables unless we eat them accompanied by some fat. I am surprised that a dietician would not know that..
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Tests
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1) * Serum Insulin Level blood test… A “KEY” test to know if you can actually lose weight with out added interventions… Result of #11 and lower means you can lose… Result of #12 or higher means you are guaranteed not to lose! You will need help from harder exercise & stricter dieting to lower the number 1st or medical help…
~ Doctors rarely ever do this test, they say diet & exercise or jump right to Gastric Bypass Surgery!
2) Have … hormones… lipids panel… CMP/basic metabolic panel… insulin… checked before choosing a diet or option method …
( you may have a hormone imbalance which can throw your body off!
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YOU know your body! You know what type eating habits work for you… Or try a few before thinking of drastic measures…
~ Gastric Bypass Surgery is trauma to your body… Most people put weight back on!
~ Lap Band surgery… I feel is far better for you than Gastric Bypass surgery…
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Diet Types:
Cleanse, Gluten Free, Health Food, High Carb, High Protein, Low Calorie, Low Carb, Low Fat, Low Protein, Low Sodium, Specific Food, Vegan, Vegetarian
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I strongly suggest looking into Dr Simeons’ method before drastic surgery as an option…
We have heard of and read about Kevin Trudeau, he reports the truths… I have three of his books… Simeons “weight loss cure protocol” is mentioned in it…
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Simeons “weight loss cure protocol”

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In Kevin Trudeau’s The Weight Loss Cure, research confirms eating a very low calorie diet increases overall health, plus anti-aging effects and increases lifespan… Most importantly, is to combine the HCG injections which flood your body with over 2,000 calories of nutrition from releasing abnormal fat reserves… Both equal higher energy and not feeling hungry!
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http://www.drsimeonspoundsandinches.com/simeons-weight-loss-cure/
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However, clinical researches and real experiments show that both men and women can consume this hormone orally or inject in their body for a dramatic drop in weight.
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HCG Diet Plan centers around a very low calorie diet, say 500 calorie a day. It burns the abnormal fat bank and release calories that increase metabolism and other physiological functions.
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Overweight people who want to lose extra pounds from their body can start taking HCG oral drops, pills or intra-muscular injections. Everyday consumption of this glycoprotein substance can drop 1-3 lbs. So, shedding as much as 40 lbs in less than a month is possible.
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Sites
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http://www.doctoroz.com/episode/best-weight-loss-tricks-your-body-type#cmpid=em020813
~ Dr Oz … The Best Weight-Loss Tricks for Your Body Type … Dr. Oz scoured the country for the very best weight-loss tricks – no diets required! Plus, Paula Deen’s son revamps your favorite Southern recipes. Learn how to cut the fat and calories of your favorite dishes in half without sacrificing flavor.
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www.simeonsdiet.info
hcgrecipes.blogspot.com
~ Simeons Diet Info … Information About the HCG Diet Protocol Discovered by Dr. Simeons What is the HCG Diet? The HCG weight loss protocol consists of a very low calorie diet (VLCD …
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* http://diet-plans.findthebest.com/
http://diet-plans.findthebest.com/#buyersguide
~ Find The Best… *Diet plans listed … Then diet types…
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http://www.mhhe.com/socscience/hhp/fahey7e/wellness_worksheets/wellness_worksheet_077.html

~ Worksheet: What Triggers Your Eating?
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http://www.drweilsplan.com/online-program/your-customized-plan.aspx
~ Dr Weil’s Optimum Health Plan ..
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http://www.revolutionhealth.com/
~ The Revolution TV Show…
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http://www.beachbody.com/product/fitness_programs/p90x.do
~ The P90X® workout program is a revolutionary system of 12 sweat-inducing, muscle-pumping exercises designed to transform your body from regular to ripped in just 90 day extreme program…
~ 1st hand experience… READ: http://www.everydayhealth.com/forums/exercise/topic/p90x322?xid=nl_EverydayHealthWomensHealth_20120328
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http://www.pinkmethod.com/
www.pinkmethodVIP.com

http://www.exercise.com/forum/off-topic/pinkmethodvip-com?id=4ee4fdde29318f555000044b

~ The P.I.N.K. Method for women…. Plus the VIP method and forum…
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http://tracyandersonmethod.com/
~ Tracy Anderson Method… Workout to lose and shape up for women….
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http://thehormonediets.com/
~ The Hormone Diets
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www.hungry-girl.com
~ Hungry Girl is all over the place today! Lisa Lillien is bringing her delicious guilt-free ideas to food…
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http://www.my-calorie-counter.com/calorie_counter.asp
~ Everyday Health… Calorie counter
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http://www.healthylivingwithellie.com/online-program/customized-plan.aspx
~ Ellie Krieger, chef
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http://www.formerfatguyblog.com/2007/06/09/breaking-your-fat-loss-plateau.html
~ Former Fat Guy Blog … Rob shed 300lbs…
~ Breaking the plateau … Real People Real Results – Understanding how food, fitness and mental attitude affect weight loss …
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http://www.healthybettysite.com/diets/simple_metabolism_boosting_secrets.php
~ Healthy Betty Site … Metabolism boosting secrets…
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http://weight.insulitelabs.com/
http://weight.insulitelabs.com/Weight-Gain-and-PCOS.php
~ Insulite Laboratories … Do you suffer from Excess Weight or Obesity?
~ Their PCOS info and Plan…
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FORUMS
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http://www.diabetesdaily.com/
~ Diabetes Daily, LLC … Message board, info, resources…
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Google:
Simeons “weight loss cure protocol”
simeons protocal
dr simeons original weight loss cure protocol
gastric bypass surgery
gastric bypass surgery forums
lap band surgery
lap band forums

March 24, 2008

Biochemical Features in PCOS…

Posted in FAQS tagged , , , , , , , at 6:39 pm by PCOSLady

Thankyou Mary Kate
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http://pcosfaq.com/
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:::: Biochemical Features in PCOS ::::
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Increased Fasting Insulin
Increased Insulin Resistance
Increased Testosterone
Increased Androstenedione
Increased LH
Increased LH/FSH ratio
Increased LH pulse frequency
Increased TNF-alpha
Increased DHEAS
Increased C-Reactive Protein
Increased Homocysteine
Increased Prolactin
Increased blood sugar
Increased Triglycerides
Increased MMP-2 and MMP-9
Increased Granulosa Cell VEGF
Increased 5 alpha-reductase activity
Increased Estrone (E1)
Increased Estrone/Estradiol (E1/E2) ratio
Increased ACTH
Increased Plasminogen Activator Inhibitor type 1 (PAI-1)
Increased Nuclear transcription factor kappa beta (NF-KappaB) activation
Increased insulin receptor serine phosphorylation
Increased melatonin production
Increased aldosterone
Increased serum neopterin levels
Increased Interleukin-6
Increased Interleukin-18
Increased Anti-mullerian hormone
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Decreased Glutathione
Decreased SHBG levels
Decreased Antioxidant status
Decreased D-Chiro-Inositol
Decreased Magnesium
Decreased FSH
Decreased Hypothalamic sensitivity
Decreased Ghrelin
Decreased GnRH pulse generator sensitivity to inhibition by estradiol and progesterone
Decreased progesterone in early luteal phase
Decreased GH (other studies say GH is increased)
Decreased insulin receptor tyrosine phosphorylation
Decreased nitric oxide production
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Lipolytic Catecholamine Resistance
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Possible Adrenal insufficiency
Possible insufficient central beta-endorphin inhibition
Possible increased Progesterone
Possible increased LDL Cholesterol
Possible decreased HDL Cholestero
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There is conflicting evidence for some of the features listed above. Everyone will have different features and symptoms. Many women will not have high blood sugar, for example. That may come in later stages after insulin resistance takes its toll.
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As one study put it: “Polycystic ovary syndrome describes a conformational ovarian state that may be the final common manifestation of several pathogenic pathways.”
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These features share many features in common with diabetes and hyperinsulinemia.

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