May 12, 2007

PCOS, LOCAH, THYROID Symptoms, Tests, Sites…

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PCOS & LOCAH & THYROID Symptoms, Blood Tests Needed w/Websites

This list of symptoms and websites are beneficial for you to read over… Some of you may have the symptoms or know a lady that does…A quick indicator is those of us that carry their extra weight in the tummy, abdomen and chin… (Thin women can have PCOS &/or LOCAH, too)
Jewel, who is married to Ty Murray, the rodeo champion mentioned she has PCOS on The Revolution TV show April 10, 2012…
Copy this and check off your symptoms, also keep a master copy and be sure to pass this on…


Symptoms for PCOS and LOCAH and THYROID compiled from sites, forums, groups, research, etc…
~ ~ ~
PCOS ~ Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
LOCAH ~ Late Onset Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia
THYROID ~ Thyroid

* Periods *
~ absent …………….. PX ~ LX ~ __
~ irregular ………….. PX ~ LX ~ TX ~ __
~ heavy, clots-golf balls .. PX ~ __
* Pregnancy *
~ infertility ………… PX ~ LX ~ __
~ trouble getting …….. PX ~ LX ~ __
~ miscarriages ……….. PX ~ LX ~ __
* Hair *
~ excessive ………….. PX ~ LX ~ __
~ thinning …………… PX ~ LX ~ __
~ facial ………………PX ~ LX ~ __
~ pubic – early ………….. LX ~ __
~ zebra line- chest to belly . PX ~ LX ~ __
~ oily hair ………….. PX ~ LX ~ __
~ hair on toes ………. PX ~ __
* Weight *
~ obesity ……………. PX ~ LX ~ __
~ hard to lose ……….. PX ~ TX ~ __
~ gain easy ………….. PX ~ TX ~ __
~ IR – Insulin Resistance .. PX ~ LX ~ __
~ Metabolic Syndrome ….. PX ~ LX ~ __
~ fluid retention …………. LX ~ __
* Skin *
~ acne ………………. PX ~ LX ~ __
~ dark skin patches …… PX ~ __
(ex: nape of neck)
~ skin tags ………….. PX ~ __
~ jaundice (yellowish) …….. LX ~ __
~ oily skin (excessive) .. PX ~ LX ~ __
~ dry scalp ………….. PX ~ LX ~ __
~ Rosacea ……………. PX ~ __
* Cysts *
~ ovaries ……………. PX ~ __
~ liver tumors ……………. LX ~ __
~ liver cancer ……………. LX ~__
~ kidney tumors …………… LX ~ __
* Diabetes *
~ Type II (2) ………… PX ~ LX ~ __
~ Gestational ………… PX ~ LX ~ __
* Cholesterol *
~ high ………………. PX ~ LX ~ __
~ high LDL ……………….. LX ~ __
~ low HDL ………………… LX ~ __
* Triglycerides *
~ high ………………. PX ~ LX ~ __
* Blood Pressure *
~ high ……………… PX ~ LX ~ __
* Misc…. *
~ Hypertension ……….. PX ~ LX ~__
~ Stress …………….. PX ~ LX ~ __
~ Anxiety ……………. PX ~ LX ~ __
~ Panic Attacks …………… LX ~ __
~ Moodiness ………….. PX ~ LX ~ TX ~ __
~ severely moody ………….. LX ~ __
~ Heart Disease ………. PX ~ LX ~ __
~ Hormone Disorder ……. PX ~ LX ~ __
~ Neurological stuff ………. LX ~ __
~ Depression …………. PX ~ LX ~ TX ~ __
~ Hyperinsulinemia ……. PX ~ __
~ excess Androgens ………… LX ~ __
~ Atherosclerosis …………. LX ~ __
~ Hormone Imbalances ….. PX ~ LX ~ __
~ low sex drive ………. PX ~ LX ~ TX ~__
~ RLS-Restless Leg Syndrome .. PX ~ __
~ 21 Hydroxylase ~
…. ~ deficiency ………… LX ~ __
~ 17 OHPS ~
…. ~ high – over 30 NG/DL .. LX ~ __
~ Total Testosterone, NG/DL ~
…. ~ 59 is high, 40 is elevated .. LX ~ __
~ UTI – Urinary Tract Infection .. PX ~ __
~ enlarged clitoris ……….. LX ~ __
~ deepened voice ……… PX ~ LX ~ __
~ Endometrial Cancer ….. PX ~ LX ~ __
~ Endometrial Hyperplasia ….. LX ~ __
~ Sleep Apnea ………… PX ~ LX ~ __
~ Iron low …………… PX ~ LX ~ __
~ Calcium low ………… PX ~ LX ~ __
~ low B12 ……………. PX ~ LX ~ __
~ Ferritin level low ….. PX ~ LX ~ __
…… ~ *add iron if under 100-150
* Menopausal *
~ estrogen loss ………. PX ~ lX ~ __
~ hot flashes ………… PX ~ __
~ skin thinning ………. PX ~ __
~ elevated sensitivity … PX ~ __
~ Cardio Disease ……… PX ~ __
~ effects on bladder ~
~ negative …………… PX ~ __
~ effects on vagina are ~
~ negative …………….PX ~ __
~ reduction in bone density .. PX ~ __
~ Androgen levels high ….PX ~ __
~ poor lipid levels …… PX ~ __
~ Hormone Imbalance …… PX ~ LX ~__
Important info found in research as well…
Birth Control Pills lower all your hormones… If some are still high, you could have PCOS &/or LOCAH… (per a research facility mgr)
2/98 Cosmopolitan Magazine
article on PCOS  by Dr. John Nestler, MD, professor of Endocrinology in Virginia…

Diagnosing problems – each woman may exhibit a different combination of symptoms or no symptoms at all, etc….
~ Experts now believe to be at the root of PCOS, is an inability to respond properly to insulin followed by;
~ high Cholesterol
~ obesity
~ high blood pressure
~ risk of Diabetes
~ heart disease

*** If women have regular periods and normal levels of testosterone, they DO NOT have PCOS… Per Dr. Nestler…***
Research shows LOCAH can bring PCOS on… Further research shows women will experience more or less symptoms of PCOS & LOCAH through their lives…
- LOCAH forum for info and participating in…
~ … Pediatrics Endocrinology … Lengthy explanation …
~ NHS Tayside … Informative …
~ Adrenal Hyperplasia Network
~ CAH Support Group
~ Care Foundation … Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia Research Education & Support (CARES) Foundation – Dedicated to providing support to parents and patients affected by all …
~ Non-classical(NCAH) (also known as Late-Onset CAH)
~ Mary’s PCOS Treatment and FAQ’s… Highly informative what all she has found in research and her program…
~ PCOS Journal blog … I am a 29 year old female living in California. I have PCOS. I have been living with PCOS for the last 10 years, I have learned a lot about PCOS, but everyday brings something new…
~ Very informative …
Forum: * *
~ PCOS women, information, forum, resources, etc… Worth joining! Happens to be the largest PCOS forum…
~ PCOS Association with research, information, resources, etc… … Formerly:
~ PCOS Association’s message board… 1st hand experiences… YOU join, be yourself, post questions and get honest answers, in return learning so much!
-  International Council on Infertility Information Dissemination… Exceptionally informative site with a list of more sites…
~ The Center for Applied Reproductive Science … Infertility and PCOS …
~ … (Formerly …
~ PCOS Connection … PCOS Informational Center …
-  PCOS Coach – Infornation, newsletter, books and links…
~ Wellness Mama … “If you have symptoms like fatigue, skin issues, weight gain, weight around the middle, trouble sleeping, always sleeping, PMS, endometriosis, infertility, PCOS or other issues, chances are you have hormone imbalance!” This is extremely good info- love Wellness Mama
~ ~ … Hypothyroidism Risk/Symptoms Checklist … Help in Diagnosis and Fine tuning Your Treatment …
- Info on Androgens and women’s health ( worth reading)
PCOS is only in women at present… (research on men is going on)… But,
LOCAH effects women and men…

My advice to all women having any of these symptoms
~ Print this list out, check off your symptoms and show your doctor… NEVER take “NO” for an answer… Most likely he or she does not know about PCOS & LOCAH…  Or have very little knowledge of both…
~ Medical history, etc… plays a huge part in your diagnosis …
~ Push to see a Reproductive Endocrinologist familiar with PCOS & LOCAH…
       ~ Call Penn State University (PCOS research dept) for a referral…
…………….Phone #: 800.585.9585…
       ~ Call the Cedars Sinai PCOS Research Center for a referral…
…………….Phone #: 310.423.9964…

* Realize… PCOS & LOCAH are rare diseases/disorders…They are listed with
the Rare Disease website…
~ Along with symptoms
    ~ ACTH Test – it is a blood test… Be sure blood is drawn 3x’s!

PCOS ……………………… DONE/DATE
~ Along with symptoms:
…. ~ Ultrasound.(?)…………………. __/___________
…. ~ Total Testosterone……………….__/___________
…. ~ 17 OHPS……………………….. __/____________
…. ~ LH……………………………. __/____________
…. ~ Hormonal testing……………….. __/____________
…. ~ Calcium……………………….. __/_____________
…. ~ Iron………………………….. __/_____________
…. ~ Diabetes………………………. __/_____________
…. ~ Cholesterol……………………. __/_____________
…. ~ Triglycerides………………….. __/_____________
…. ~ Free Glucose…………………… __/_____________
…. ~ Insulin……………………….. __/_____________
…. ~ IL-6………………………….. __/_____________
* Your doctor may want more…
….. ~ PCOS – Thyroid Disorder and Cushings Disease need ruled out…

* READ your test results !!!  Keep copies of all your tests, doctor visit notes/charts, etc…  You will see a pattern and be able to gain info and insight from forums on PCOS & LOCAH from it…
Test Results are explained here:
- Fertility Plus Organization… Pregnancy tests are explained also…
- Lab Tests Online…Public resource on clinical lab testing…
Conversion Table for Blood Glucose Monitoring:
~ Joslin Diabetes Center (Harvard Education)
~ Joslin Diabetes Center is the world’s largest diabetes research center, diabetes clinic, and provider of diabetes education… Now affiliated with Deborah Hospitals…
YOU end up having to educate your doctor(s)…. I quess the price paid for rare disorders, syndromes, etc…

I have personally gathered all this information and more for my own quest in being diagnosed with PCOS & LOCAH…
~ I hope the info will help you or someone you know…

* You do not have to have a polycystic ovary to be diagnosed with PCOS…
* Ultrasounds are not necessary in diagnosing PCOS…
* PCOS is diagnosed from you having one or more symptoms… This is due to PCOS being a syndrome…
* Syndrome O – now exists for women without cysts…
* Syndrome X – is the male version of our hormone imbalance…
~ This syndrome has been known of for years in men!
~ My hubby has most of the same symptoms, problems I do… (minus female things)

PCOS – Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
The list of tests below are compiled from research, PCOS ladies and doctors…
* PCOS ladies have experienced needing these tests because their doctors do not know how much PCOS effects the body…

* Important:
~  For accurate results be BCP FREE for 2 solid months…
~  Rule out Cushings and Thyroid problems…

CMP/Basic Metabolic Panel
Glucose^ ~ Urea Nitrogen (BUN) ~ Creatine ~ BUN/Creatine Ratio ~ Sodium ~ Potassium ~ Chloride ~ Carbon Dioxide ~ Calcium*….
Lipid Panel
Triglycerides ~ Total Cholesterol ~ HDL Cholesterol ~ LDL Cholesterol ~ Chol/HDLC Ratio….
Hepatic Function Panel
Total Protein ~ Albumin ~ Globulin ~ Albumin/Globulin Ratio ~ Total Bilirubin ~ Direct Bilirubin ~ Indirect Bilirubin ~ Alkaline Phosphate ~ AST ~ ALT ~ ALP….
Insulin^ ~ T3 ~ T4 ~ TSH^ ~ 17 OHPS ~ 17 PO ~ DHEA-S^ ~ FSH^ ~ LH^ ~ Prolactin^ ~ Hypothyroidism^….
Free Testosterone^ ~ Total Testosterone^ ~ SHBG^….
~ Iron* ~ Magnesium* ~ IL-6’* ~ Ferritin* ~ B12* ~ Estrogens ….
* = tests you need to request…
^ = tests needed for a suspected hormone disorder…
‘  = * special test done to warn of 3 things PCOS (1st 3 listed) can lead to….
IL-6 is Interleukin – 6 ….I found this deep in heart disease research…
… ~ ( Heart Disease ~ Diabetes ~ Osteoporosis ~ frailty ~ certain cancers )

Blood Tests Needed Before Prescribing Metformin/Glucophage:
LH ~ FSH ~ E2 (Estradiol) ~ DHEA-S ~ T ~ 17 OHP ~ Prolactin ~ TSH ~ BUN ~ CR ~ AST ~ ALT ~ LDH ~ Glucose (fasting)….
* “KEY” Blood Test – for losing weight:
~  Serum Insulin Level test… 
…. ~ If the level is 11 and under you will lose weight…
…. ~ IF level is 12 and above, guaranteed you will not lose weight…

Ultrasounds To Have:
Abdominal (regular one) and a TVS – TransVaginal
* These have not been deemed necessary to diagnose PCOS *

~ One lab i called that does ultrasounds said they are not always accurate…
Lab Tests Can Be Interpreted Here:
- Fertility Plus Organization… Pregnancy tests are explained also….
- Lab Tests Online…Public resource on clinical lab testing…
Drugs List:  (* LOOK here for good and adverse info)
PCOS Lady:
This is a strong guide of tests you should have done at some point… Your doctor may take less or more, your insurance may not cover some… If your doctor requests more, ask WHY… If your insurance does not cover them, ask WHY and have your doctor explain why the need in writing to them…

I hope this list further helps you in proper testing to give you a precise view of where you stand with your body in having PCOS… You are then able to know what needs done to make the wrongs right….
~  These tests sure showed me what’s what …

~ YOU have to know about PCOS, i can’t stress it enough…
~ YOU have to know all the treatments available to you… Research and ask…
~ Treatment is a HIT & MISS scenario… No one cure for all!
~ YOU are in control with PCOS over your doctors…
~ FACT: 2004 the AACE made PCOS a priority to doctors…
~ Read it here:
~ PCOS is the most mis-diagnosed condition in women!
SYMPTOMS COUNT! ~ YOUR MEDICAL HISTORY COUNTS! ~ Know your symptoms ~ Know your treatments & options ~ “YOU” are in control of your body! ~ Knowledge is POWER!
Your life is at stake with PCOS, literally!
I wish you all well,
New Jersey

My Original Blog:   … I have PCOS, FYI, Syndrome X, IR, home tests, etc… info there…


October 27, 2014

250 lb vs 120 lb Women

Posted in LIFESTYLE CHANGES tagged , , , , , , , , at 9:04 pm by PCOSLady–extraordinary-scans-reveal-fat-does-you.html

Fat vs Thin

Is this you on the left? Know why you must lose weight to live!

Body scan of a 250lbs woman on the left and a 120 lb woman on the right.
Picture: Spot the difference: The obese woman on the left has fat around her organs (shown by the yellow areas) and an enlarged heart which can have dire consequences on her health

Crushed lungs, strained joints and a swollen heart – the extraordinary scans that reveal what being fat does to you
By Victoria Lambert
Updated: 04:14 EST, 27 April 2010

Carrying extra pounds may not look attractive from the outside, but it’s been difficult to understand precisely the havoc it wreaks on your insides – until now.

Here, in a pair of astonishing pictures, we can see exactly what being overweight does to the organs, bones and muscles. These images of two women were taken by a magnetic resonance imaging (MRIRI) scanner and reveal in horrifying detail the obesity effect.

The woman on the left weighs just over 17 ½st, the one on the right just under 8 ½st. Their muscles (shown in red), bones (white), organs (black) and fat (yellow) are all clearly defined.

As well as the fat sitting just under the skin (the fat you can pinch), these images reveal the fat inside the body wrapped around the organs.

To explain the impact of those extra pounds, we talked to Professor Jimmy Bell from Imperial College, London (the man who developed MRIRI to show body fat), and orthopaedic surgeon Mike Hayton and consultant radiologist Waqar Bhatti, both of Alexandra Hospital, Cheadle, Manchester.

Their comments make for alarming reading – for men as well as women. But the good news, says Professor Bell, is that you can change this picture through diet and exercise. These images provide a compelling incentive.

‘Fat is deposited everywhere – even around your head and neck, especially at the back,’ says orthopaedic surgeon Mr Hayton.
‘Excess fat here would cause pressure on the nerves and may contribute to headaches and neck pains.’

An American study of more than 143,000 people found that chronic daily headaches are more common among the obese.

‘The yellow patches on either side of the neck of the woman on the left also quite clearly show that a thick layer of subcutaneous fat is building up,’ says consultant radiologist Dr Bhatti. ‘This will compress the airways and lead to snoring.’

Obesity is one of the most common risk factors for sleep apnoea, a condition that occurs when tissues in the upper airways come too close to each other, temporarily blocking breathing.

It can lead to memory difficulties, low energy, shortness of breath, leg swelling and high blood pressure. Long term, it can contribute to stroke, hypertension and even sudden-death syndrome.

Although both women appear to have similar-sized lungs, the larger one’s weight will be making breathing much more difficult for her.

That’s because ‘any fat in the abdomen will push up into the lungs when the person lies flat’, says Dr Bhatti. ‘This will cause breathlessness even when lying down.’

The more difficult breathing becomes, the harder it is to get enough oxygen circulating in the bloodstream. This can lead to lack of energy, impaired immune system and even high blood pressure, as the body tries to compensate.

This is because lungs are not solid structures and can be compressed.

‘Fat doesn’t bulge inwards, it bulges outwards,’ explains Professor Bell. ‘That’s why we all end up with bellies.’

‘Being obese means the hip joints have to carry a lot of extra weight, so they wear out sooner, causing arthritis where there is susceptibility,’ says Mr Hayton.

Obese patients who need hip replacements will find the operation more physically stressful.

Moreover, surgeons may be less happy to operate. One American study found obese people have a significantly higher risk of post-operative complications, such as heart attack, wound infection and urinary tract infections.

The same study found that morbidly obese patients (those more than 100lb over their ideal weight) were nearly twice as likely to die as a result.

Poor posture and unhealthy gait are more common in obese people, further predisposing joints to osteoarthritis, says Arthritis Research UK.

The larger woman shown here is apple-shaped, meaning she’s carrying fat around the organs. However even if you’re the supposedly ‘healthier’ pear-shaped, excess weight still puts you at high risk of osteoarthritis and varicose veins, warns Mr Hayton.
Varicose veins occur because the fat makes it more difficult for blood to pump back up the body and, as a result, blood valves may be damaged.

‘Excess fat is more worrying when it’s found around the organs, where it’s known as visceral fat. This can be toxic and poison you from within,’ says Professor Bell.

Visceral fat is not an inert lump of lard, but actually pumps out chemicals and has been linked to heart disease, diabetes and some forms of cancer.

Professor Jimmy Bell also points out that in the larger woman’s scan, her heart (which looks like a large red and black teardrop, suspended between the lungs) has clearly enlarged, the muscle increasing in response to the added strain her weight is placing on her body.

An enlarged heart will not be able to pump effectively, and at the very least will lead to shortness of breath and fatigue.

An enlarged heart is a common cause of heart failure, when it cannot supply sufficient blood flow to meet the body’s needs. At least four per cent of deaths in the UK every year are due to heart failure, according to the British Heart Foundation.

The yellow rim of fat around the heart, called pericardial fat, is also linked to hardening of the arteries.

Pericardial fat secretes high levels of inflammatory proteins called cytokines. Constant exposure of the heart to these proteins can lead to inflammation of the coronary arteries and calcified plaque (the main cause of heart disease).

An American study published in 2008 found that people with the highest levels of pericardial fat were found to be five times more likely also to have high levels of calcified coronary plaque.

‘Carrying at least twice the weight they are meant to means feet will get very sore,’ warns Mr Hayton. The Harvard Medical School has found that being overweight places pressure on the plantar fascia – the ligament-like structure that runs from your heel to the ball of your foot, which ‘may become inflamed, causing a sharp pain at the heel when walking’.

Obesity is the single biggest cause of osteoarthritis in weight-bearing joints such as knees and ankles, and an obese person is 14 times more likely to develop knee arthritis, says Arthritis UK.

This is because the additional pressure wears away cartilage – the natural layer of shock absorber in our joints – leaving bone to grind against bone. Dr Ian Drysdale, of the British College of Osteopathic Medicine, explains the scale: ‘For every pound you are overweight, the momentum of running or jumping increases the pressure on the joint by up to ten times.’

Ankle joints will come under pressure, too. However, ankle replacement is a fairly rare procedure. ‘Developing a thick layer of fat around the upper arm will put an increased load on the shoulder joint,’ says surgeon Mike Hayton.

‘As the fat builds up, it will become more difficult to lift your arm above your head – or even put your jacket on. You’ll feel less flexible.’

Then as you stop using the joint fully, the soft tissues will start to contract, dragging the ball and socket closer, causing bones to rub and leading to arthritis and pain.

The scan of the larger woman reveals not just the rolls of fat on her body, but large amounts of fat wrapped around her organs (the black patches) in her abdomen.

The thinner woman on the right not only has little ‘ surface’ body fat, but her organs have minimal visceral fat.

‘The abdomen is the worst place for fat to accumulate,’ says Professor Bell. ‘Many people assume middle-aged spread is normal, but it’s not. You should accept that as you age you will be less active and need fewer calories,’ adds Mr Hayton.

This visceral fat constantly secretes chemicals and hormones in large quantities such as leptin and restitin, which are associated with changes in the metabolism and linked to the onset of Type 2 diabetes.

These hormones can also disrupt the entire endocrine system and lead to other hormone imbalances, such as polycystic ovary syndrome, a condition which affects women, causing excess hair, weight gain and infertility.

Meanwhile, when fat reaches the digestive system it breaks down in the liver. As it does this, toxins are released into the bloodstream.

These can seriously damage organs such as the liver, causing fatty liver disease. This can lead to inflammation, the formation of scar tissue and eventually cirrhosis. It is also a risk factor for cardiovascular disease.

There is a mind-body connection too. Research suggests that visceral fat affects mood by increasing production of the stress hormone cortisol and reducing levels of feelgood endorphins. Visceral fat is also known to cause inflammation in the arteries and around the colon.

In men, being overweight increases the risk of colon cancer by an estimated 25 per cent; being obese increases it by 50 per cent (the link is nowhere near as clear in women), according to Cancer Research UK.

Extra weight will also put pressure on the pelvic floor and may cause incontinence and haemorrhoids.

Dr Sharon Rasa ~ Rasa Health

Posted in DOCTORS tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 5:15 pm by PCOSLady

Rasa Health
~ Rasa Health … Dr Sharon Rasa… 732-842-2610 … 312 Shrewsbury Avenue, Red Bank, NJ … “our passion is health because your passion is living!” … Holistic Healer/Practitioner and Chiropractor…

Why do you want blood work…it always comes back normal? –
Unless the physician has been trained in functional medicine (medicine that deals with primary prevention and underlying causes instead of symptoms for serious chronic disease. They often don’t receive the training to analyze labs other than to look at ranges. Functional medicine is grounded in the following principles:Biochemical individuality,dynamic balance, everything is connected, health is not the absence of disease and the enhancing organ function. Lab work is not to be relied on as the only diagnosis but can offer a piece of the puzzle and I use it to build my care plan and my approach.
I live 1,000 miles away. Do you offer remote consultations?
I do. There is much we can do using the modern technology we have today with skype, teleseminars, webinars, e-mail and other. Often, the patients I work with remotely use my services to fill in and compliment what they are already doing.
Do I have to get my amalgams out before I see you?
The answer is NO. A large part of our protocol is preparing the patient for proper amalgam removal. We have found some patients get worse if the mercury/amalgams are not removed properly or the organs of detoxification and elimination have not been properly prepared
What labs do you offer?
We can provide lab kits for hair tissue mineral analysis, environmental pollutants testing, organic acids, hormone testing and Complete Blood Chemistry. Others as deemed necessary.
Why do you want to know about my teeth?
The teeth and a patient’s dental history are vital to understanding systemic health. Did you know each tooth sits on a meridian which has a direct pathway to each organ such as the kidney, liver and gallbladder. Click here to view more.
How long have you been doing what you do and how did you get to be a Holistic Practitioner
In the early 80’s Dr. Rasa began her healing arts career with studies in the Eastern philosophies including: Traditional Chinese medicine, Ayruveda, Shiatsu and meditation. During this time she opened the first wellness center in New Jersey (LifeQuest: A Center for Positive Living) and published the first natural living magazine in the region (Starlite Times). In the 90’s Dr. Rasa decided to return to school and earned a B.S. Nutrition and doctorate in Chiropractic. Upon graduation she founded the Hunterdon Holistic Center and co-founded the Hunterdon Holistic Society. In the new millenium Dr. Rasa began to study with Dietrich Klinghardt MD, PhD one of the most renowned physicians in the field of biological medicine in the world. He conducted three years of research on the dysfunction in autoimmune disorders at the Albert-Ludwig University in He developed Autonomic Response Testing, a comprehensive diagnostic system. Dr. Rasa is proficient in Autonomic Response Testing and is a lyme literate ART practitioner. Dr Rasa co-founded Multiple Kinetic Systems. This is an organized system used to assess and treat dis-ease based on a 5 level model of healing. She works closely with whole body dentists and provides the detoxification protocols necessary for proper mercury and heavy metal toxicities.
Dr. Rasa 1,000 of hours of continuing education in

~  Naturopathic testing and protocals
~  Lyme literate( testing and treating Chronic Lyme Disease)
~  Autonomic Response Testing – Certified Klinghardt Practitioner
~  Bioresonance & biofeedback therapies
~  Cranio-sacral therapy
~  Functional Medicine Testing & treatment
~  Applied Psycho Neurobiology (APN)
~  Matrix Repatternng
~  Neuro Emotional Technique
~  Metabolic Typing
~  Allergy desensitization techniques
~  Healing with Light & Sound
~  Detoxification – Solvents & Heavy metals
~  PEMF Therapy – Pulsed Electromagnetic Field


She has been a health columnist for the Tewksbury Times, Author of Wordwaterlight, appeared frequently on local community stations and CNN. She has taught Autonomic Response Testing for the Klinghardt Academy and led many classes in holistic health, and laser and light therapies. She practices functional medicine diagnostics and is skilled in lab interpretation focusing on physiology and function.

October 26, 2014

Yeast~Candida~Candidiasis Symptoms

Posted in INFECTIONS - FUNGAL, PARASITES, THE AMERICAN PARASITE tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 6:34 pm by PCOSLady

NOTE:   Pictures are on the site above…

Symptoms of Candida and Candidiasis

“As long as there is breath in my body I will never ever cease to be a seeker after truth.”

TRUTH:  If left untreated YEAST will shut your organs down and kill you!   It almost happened to a good friend of mine!

Candida is a type of fungus (yeast) which exists in the body. In a healthy body, it doesn`t cause any problems, but when an overgrowth occurs, it can result in a condition called candidiasis. Candidiasis can lead to many conditions in the body such as thrush, abdominal bloating, chronic fatigue syndrome, depression and IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome).


Candidiasis is basically a twentieth century disease, resulting from medical developments like antibiotics, birth control pills, ulcer medications, and estrogen replacement therapy (HRT). And it can be triggered at a very young age, when children are first being treated with antibiotics (ear and throat infections).

Candidiasis is a fungal infection that is caused by a yeast known as Candida albicans.

This fungus is usually present in the mouth, throat, gastrointestinal tract and the genital region. It can also be present on the skin. Under normal circumstances, the fungus does not pose any risk to the body because the number of the fungus is kept under control by other bacteria. However, when the fungus multiplies, that is when candidiasis sets in.Candidiasis usually is seen to develop in people with compromised immune system. If the infection is not treated, it can become quite serious. Candidiasis can develop in the blood, and from there it can affect different organs of the body, including the brain.


Although widespread, candidiasis, or yeast overgrowth, is generally overlooked by the medical establishment because it’s symptoms so closely mimic those of other conditions. Alternative physicians, however, recognize the seriousness of candidiasis, and where conventional medicine has often been ineffective in treating candidiasis, various alternative methods offer much hope for success.

Everyone has candida, a form of yeast ( Candida Albicans ), normally confined to the lower bowels, vagina and the skin. In healthy individuals with strong, functioning immune systems, it is harmless and kept in check by “good” bacteria, called Bifidobacteria and Acidophilus. But if the balance of the intestinal environment is altered by a compromised immune system or other factors, then opportunistic candida proliferates, infecting other body tissues. The candida becomes pathyogenic, transforming from a simple yeast into an aggressive ( mycelial ) fungus that can severely compromise one’s health. This condition is known as “candidiasis”.

According to James Braley, MD, medical director of Immuno Labs, Inc., in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the fungal form of candida appears to permeate the gastro intestinal mucosal lining and breaks down barriers to the blood stream. ” When the fungal form of the candida occurs in the body, allergic substances can penetrate into the blood more easily, where they form immense complexes, and even promote food allergy reactions, ” Dr Braley says. Since their symptoms are often interrelated, he emphasizes that candidiasis should usually be treated together with food allergies.

Candida Symptoms

  • Frequent stomach pains and digestion problems
    • Skin problems (skin infections, eczema, psoriasis, acne)
    • Foggy brain / Trouble concentrating
    • Constant tiredness and exhaustion
    • Anxiety
    • Mood swings
    • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
    • Anger outbursts
    • Irritability
    • Headaches
    • Intense cravings for sugars, sweets, and breads
    • Itchy skin

Just having one or two of the symptoms listed above does not necessarily mean you have Candidiasis, but having several of these could be sign of a Candida overgrowth or food allergy, which has similar symptoms.

Candida is the most dangerous of all the germs that can take over your intestinal tract after being treated with Antibiotics,Cipro or doxycycline.

It is a member of the vegetable family. It is a cousin to “molds”. Yeasts are among the oldest living life forms on earth. They are a single celled life form containing no chlorophyll. There are many different types of yeast. Yeasts are common on plant leaves and flowers, on the surfaces of skin and the intestinal tract of animals. The type of yeast that we use to make bread or brew alcoholic beverages is different then Candida. These are thought as food yeasts. Candida is not a food yeast. It is not allowed to be used in the making bread or beer etc. Candida is thought of as pathogenic yeast. Pathogenic means that it can cause disease.

Candida is referred to as “dimorphic”, which means it can exist or live in 2 different states or forms. As”yeast” it is a single cell plant life. It has a large, round, thick spore that is shaped like a chicken egg. It is asexual, which means it does not need a mate to reproduce. It reproduces by “budding” or growing buds. Do you recall seeing buds forming on the branches of trees or plants? Candida looks similar. As it grows it resembles a bunch of grapes. As it spreads it grows more branches, which then “buds” more bunches of “grapes”. This is the way Candida appears in its other form or state, which is “fungal”. Here it looks like lots of little beads strung together by threads. Just like there are safe yeasts, there are safe fungus. Mushrooms are an example of a fungus, which does not produce disease. Eating mushrooms will not cause candida.

Candida eats sugars and some fats that way animals do. This is how it feeds. Candida loves the dark, warm and moist environment of the intestines. It attaches itself to the intestinal wall and when it is in the fungal form tries to bury itself deep into your intestinal lining. It grows roots (like a weed) digging into the lining of your intestinal tract looking for food. When it does this it produces infections and illness in your body.

Candida is the most dangerous of all the germs that can take over your  intestinal tract after being treated with Antibiotics, Cipro or doxycycline.

Candida albicans is a dimorphic organism. This means that under normal conditions it is a sugar fermenting budding yeast. In acidic pH or when our immune system is weakened, it shifts into its fungal form and becomes pathogenic (disease causing, harmful). This condition is known as candidiasis. Candida overgrowth then sets off a cycle that leads to the further weakening of the body’s defenses, which in turn allows candida to spread even further.

When the protection of the useful microbes and that of the intestinal lining is impaired, proliferation of harmful organisms starts (dysbiosis). Candida transforms itself from a harmless yeast form to a pathogenic fungal form, a condition called candidiasis. Antibiotics contribute to this state twofold. They kill or suppress many of the useful bacteria in the intestines (together with the bacteria they were supposed to kill elsewhere in the body) and also serve as growth promoting factors for candida.

Dangers of uncontrolled candida growth
When Candida growth becomes uncontrolled the following happens: First, fungal metabolites and/or toxins interfere with the functioning of nutrient-uptake and their transfer into the bloodstream. Then the fungus grows long stringy structures (rhizoids) that can penetrate the upper cell layer of the intestinal wall causing symptoms very similar to those of Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

Leaky Gut Syndrome
Over time, the rhizoids can penetrate the gut wall and make it inflamed and porous causing Leaky Gut Syndrome. The damage to the gut from candida comes both from impaired biochemical processes in cells of the intestinal lining and the physical damage caused by the spread of the rhizoids. In the next step the rhizoids break down the barrier between the intestine and the circulatory system in which case candida can enter the bloodstream and spread throughout the body (Systemic candida). Candida can invade virtually any organ or part of the body where the defenses (physical and immunological) are weakened.

Leaky Gut Syndrome is thought to be the underlying cause of bowel disorders and very likely the stage of candidiasis that contributes substantially to food intolerances, environmental sensitivities, allergies and asthma. Source


Candidiasis Symptoms in Men
Candida yeast infection in men can be regarded to be asymptomatic, as it rarely cause physical signs, when compared with female yeast infection. But when symptoms do occur, they include irritation and inflammation of the area in the head of the penis, which may be accompanied by soreness and itchiness. Reddening of genitals and small blisters, may also occur in the same area. White discharge, lesions, and burning sensation are some other symptoms of genital candidiasis in men which may also be the other male yeast infection symptoms.

Candidiasis can affect areas of the body far removed from candida colonizations in the gastro intestinal tract and vagina. It’s symptoms cover a broad spectrum and the condition can cause a number of diseases ranging from allergies, vaginitis, and thrush ( that is a whitish fungus in the mouth or vagina ), to an invasion of the genital-urinary tract, eyes, liver, heart, or central nervous system. At it’s most destructive, candidiasis is involved in autoimmune diseases such as; Addison’s disease and Aids. Other symptoms of candidiasis, according to Dr Braley, include digestive problems such as bloating, cramping, gas and diarrhea, respiratory problems, coughing, wheezing, earaches, central nervous system imbalances, generalized fatigue, and loss of libido.

Symptoms of Candidiasis

There is a wide array of candidiasis symptoms depending on individual age, sex, environmental exposures, and immune systems. These include, but are not limited to:

Chronic fatigue, especially after eating
Gastro Intestinal problems such as: bloating, gas, intestinal cramps, chronic diarrhea, constipation, or heartburn
Rectal itching
Allergies ( including both food and airborn )
Severe pre-menstrual syndrome
Memory loss, severe mood swings, and feeling mentally ” disturbed “.
Recurrent fungal infections such as ” jock itch “, athelete’s foot, or ringworm
Extreme sensitivity to chemicals, perfumes, smoke, or other odors
Recurrent vaginal or urinary infections
A feeling of being light headed or drunk after minimal wine, beer, or certain foods
These symptoms worsen in moldy places such as basements or in damp climates, and after eating or drinking yeast or foods containing sugar.

Causes of Candidiasis

Since many of it’s symptoms are shared with other conditions, candidiasis must be diagnosed by examining predisposing factors in a thoughrough personal medical history. Leon Chaitow, N.D., D.O., of London England, decribes the likely candidate for candida overgrowth as someone whose medical history includes:
Steroid hormone medication such as cortisone, or corticosteroids, often prescribed for skin conditions such as rashes, eczema, or psoriasis; prolonged or repeated use of antibiotics which are frequently given for urinary and ear infections, sinusitis, bronchitis, and other infections; ulcer medications such as “Tagamet” and “Zantac” or oral contraceptives. Certain illnesses such as diabetes, cancer, and aids can also increase susceptibility to candida overgrowth.


Many women get vaginal candidiasis, which causes a thick white discharge accompanied with itching and burning sensation. The infection can also develop in the mouth in the form of white ulcers on the tongue, gums and insides of the cheek.

Both men and women are susceptible to candidiasis. Breastfeeding mothers can pass on the infection to babies through breast milk.It is very rare for the infection to pass through sexual contact.


As Leyardia Black, ND, of Lopez Island, Washington, points out, ” Candidiasis is basically a twentieth century disease, a disease resulting from medical developments like antibiotics, birth control pills, and estrogen replacement therapy. It can be triggered at a very young age, when children are first being treated with antibiotics.” DR. Chaitow agrees, ” Fully thirty five percent of women using birth control pills have associated causes of acute vaginal candidiasis, and there are undoubtedly many others who have less pronouced evidence of yeast overgrowth as immune competence is gradually compromised by the hormonal onslaught.”

Murray Susser, MD, of Santa Monica, California, points out that since yeast infections enter the body easily through the vagina, and yeast festers in estrogen, women of child-bearing age are more vulnerable to candidiasis. Also, women who have been pregnant are susceptible, since hormonal changes encourage candida overgrowth. When men develop candidiasis, antibiotics, high sugar intake, or immune suppression from illness, toxins, and stress, are usually the root cause.

Frequently, candidiasis is caused by a combination of factors. As Dr.Chaitow explains, ” All too often more than one influence is operating. Over a few years, a patient may have had several series of antibiotics for a variety of conditions while using steroids as well, perhaps in the form of the contraceptive pill. If the patient, most commonly a young woman, also happens to be living on a diet which is rich in sugars, then the candida is very likely to have spread beyond it’s usual borders into new territory.”

Taking antibiotics or steroids for a long period of time or having a weakened immune system can lead to candidiasis. Even those suffering from diabetes or having iron deficiency are prone to this infection.


As Dr. Chaitow points out, when the immune system is completely suppressed, as in Aids, yeast proliferates freely and colonizes the body and blood stream, leading to septicemia (blood poisoning). In less drastic but more prevalent cases, the immune system is temporarily suppressed and T-helper cells (lymphocytes which pass into the blood stream to help fight infection) are destroyed. Such immune suppression can be due to any number of factors, such as poor diet including ingestion of pesticides and preservatives, alcohol use, chemotherapy, radiation, exposure to enviromental toxins, antibiotics which injure or destroy the T-cells, and stress. Consequently, conditions are created for opportunistic infections and yeast to grow.

Parasites Fungi? Not Me!


According to Dr. Sausser, antibiotics may be the single greatest cause of candidiasis, because antibiotic treatment for infections is non desriminatory, killing the “good ” intestinal chemistry-balancing bacteria, as well as the ” bad ” infection-causing bacteria. Both acidophilus and bifidobacteria produce natural antifungal substances as well as antibacterial materials as part of their control mechanism over yeast. One of the activities of the good bacteria is the manufacture of a B vitamin, biotin, which exerts control over yeast. When biotin is lacking, as a result of damage by antibiotics to acidophilus, bifidobacteria, and the microflora ecology, yeast has a chance to change from it’s simple yeast form into a different organism, an encroaching mycelial ( vegetative ) fungus.

Antibiotics can cause the altered inbalanced intestinal environment that candida requires to change into it’s mycelial form. Dr. Chaitow explains, ” Candida puts down minute rootlets which penetrate the tissues on which the yeast is growing. When this happens to be the inner wall of the intestines, it breaks down the barrier which exists between the closed world of the bowel and the body. Toxic debris, yeast waste products, and partially digested proteins are allowed into the blood stream, resulting in allergic and toxic reations.”

Healthy bifidobacteria and acidophilus intestinal colonies can usually withstand one or two short episodes of antibiotics without serious harm. If, however, use of antibiotics is frequent or prolonged as with a course for acne treatment or an infection, then the spread of candida becomes inevitable. ” A vicious cycle may develop as a result, antibiotics alter the balance of intestinal flora and suppress the immune system. An individual with suppressed immune function is much more susceptible, not only to candidiasis but to bacterial infections, which are then treated with antibiotics, which, in turn, increase the growth of candida and so on,” says Dr. Chaitow.


Researchers at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research’s (A*STAR) Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB) have discovered new molecular mechanisms that provide a more detailed understanding of how the normally non-cancerous Dr. Jekyll-like fungus known as Candida albicans transforms into a serious and often life-threatening Mr. Hyde-like form.

  1. albicans can cause serious and potentially life-threatening infections in the mouth, blood and other tissues of people who are undergoing cancer chemotherapy or radiation treatments, or who have developed AIDS or other diseases that damage the immunity of the individual.

In two separate papers published last month in Developmental Cell and in August in the EMBO journal, the team of scientists led by Wang Yue, principal investigator at IMCB, have managed to reveal previously unknown mechanisms which are responsible for causing the infectious phase of C. albicans.

The fungus starts its ‘attack’ on a patient by changing its oval shape into a filamentous form, which has thin, threadlike appendages emerging from the cell body. Wang’s team, who has been studying C. albicans for more than seven years, was responsible for identifying the master “controller” protein called Hgc1 in 20041.

This “controller” functions like a regulator and tells the fungus when to start the transformation from the harmless oval shape to the infectious filamentous form………


Parasites are poisoning You

Treating Candidiasis

Successful treatment of candidiasis first requires the reduction of factors which predispose a patient to candida overgrowth. Secondly, the patient’s immune function must be strengthened. Diet, nutritional supplements, herbal medicine, ayurvedic medicine,Bob Becks protocols,Rife and acupuncture are some of the choices alternative physicians use to accomplish these ends.


Saliva Test:

Try this simple test to see if you have candida. First thing in the morning, before you put ANYTHING in your mouth, get a clear glass. Fill with water and work up a bit of saliva, then spit it into the glass of water. Check the water every 15 minutes or so for up to one hour. If you have a candida yeast infection, you will see strings (like legs) traveling down into the water from the saliva floating on the top, or “cloudy” saliva will sink to the bottom of the glass, or cloudy specks will seem to be suspended in the water. If there are no strings and the saliva is still floating after at least one hour, you are probably candida yeast free.

Diet :
In order to overcome candidiasis, sugar must be avoided in all it’s various forms. These include : sucrose, dextrose, fructose, fruit juices, honey, maple syrup, molasses, milk products (which contains lactose), most fruit (except berries), and potatoes (whose starch converts into sugar). Dr Black says, ” In treating candida, my basic dietary taboos are sweets, alcohol, and refined carbo-hydrates.” Many candidiasis sufferers also have allergies and sensitivity to various foods. Although candida albicans yeast is not synonymous to yeast in foods, such as bread, a cross-reaction between the food yeast and candida frequently occurs. As a result, foods containing or promoting yeast, such as baked goods, alcohol, and vinegar, should be avoided until possible sensivities are clearly diagnosed.


According to Dr Susser, sugar in the diet can greatly contribute to candida overgrowth. When sugar is eaten, intestinal fermentation creates a toxin called Acetaldehyde which affects all of the body’s physiological functions, including digestion and hormonal processes. Yeast thrives on sugar in order to grow, therefore, a high-sugar diet is one of the predisposing factors for candidiasis.


Dr Black states that some of her patients are very sensitive to yeast and do better staying away from yeast containing foods. To test for such sensitivity, she takes patients off all yeast containing foods for a week. Then she adds such foods back in the diet, one at a time. If the symptoms reappear, then clearly yeast containing foods should be avoided. Similarly, Dr Braly employs a rotation diet when he suspects food allergies. On this regiment, patients avoid certain suspected allergic foods and rotate non allergic food every four or more days. They are then later reintroduced to the suspected foods after three to six months to see if symptoms are provoked. Molds are another aspect of candida sensitivity. These include food molds found in cheeses, grapes, mushrooms, and fermented foods, and also environmental molds found in wet climates, in damp basements, in plants and outdoors. Molds and yeast can also exchange forms. Therefore, the ingestable molds of cheeses and fermented foods should be avoided. Avoiding food yeast and molds does not attack the candida yeast itself, but is an attempt to ease stress on the immune system caused by substances that can trigger allergies.


I had my blood analyzed by a dark field microscope after getting rid of the CFIDS virus with 2 months of blood electrification and Magnetic Pulsing. The doctor was practically shocked as to how healthy my blood looked. It shouldn’t of looked good after being sick 16 years but it did. He said he could make a poster of it to show all hiw clients and say “this is what your blood should look like”.

19jaguar57 Says: February 25th, 2010 at 8:31 pm


Dr Susser also advises patients to avoid yogurt because of it’s high sugar content, despite it’s high concentration of lacto-bacilli, which suppresses “bad” bacteria and keeps other organisms under control. He finds that freeze-dried acidophilus supplements in capsule form are more effective in combating bacteria than even unsweetened raw yogurt. Candida growth can also be fostered in the diet through consumption of meat, dairy, and poultry products due to the heavy use of antibiotics. Traces of antibiotics given to dairy cows can later show up in milk. Meat eaters should make sure that meat is free of antibiotic contamination. Organic (hormone and antibiotic free) meat and poultry should be consumed whenever possible. For candidiasis patients, sea food (free of mercury toxins) and vegatable protein are preferable since they are not only antibiotic free, but lower in fat. According to Dr Chaitow, both bifido-bacteria and acidophilus should be supplemented during candidiasis treatment to help repopulate the bowel, and for antifungal activity. This “good” bacteria supplementation is called “Pro-biotics”. Dr Chaitow also recommends that other pro-biotic products such as lactobacillus vulgaricus, be used to assist the colonizing activities of bifido-bacteria and acidophilus.


Candidiasis patients should also stay away from all alcohol since it is composed of fermented and refined sugar. It is also more toxic than sugar and feeds yeast. According to Dr Susser, alcohol suppresses the immune system, disturbs the whole adrenal axis, and you can say ampirically that it makes anyone with candida worse.
Some candidiasis sufferers will feel, and appear to be, intoxicated. An unsual symptom of certain people with severe candidiasis is the presence of alcohol in the blood stream even when none has been consumed. First discovered in Japan, and called “drunk disease,” this condition creates strains of candida albicans which turn acetaldehyde (which is the chemical created by sugar and yeast fermentation) into ethanol. This is a process well understood by distillers of homemade brew. These candidiasis patients whose yeast turns sugar into alcohol are chronically drunk. They have developed what is only half-jokingly called “auto-brewery syndrome”.

Old Methods of Diet and Anti-Fungals Don’t Work
According to Dr. Simoncini in Italy, if you use diet and anti-fungals against candida then you cause the candida to burrow deeper into the body away from the intestines in search of simple carbohydrates and away from the anti-fungals. Then the candida infection becomes more invasive and more systemic. Then you can have candida in your liver, kidneys, lungs etc


Colloidal silver provides a three-fold attack on the problems of candida. First, the colloidal silver kills off anaerobic bacteria and virii wherever it comes in contact with them. Therefore, the colloidal silver virtually provides a secondary immune system against all types of disease and infections, while treating the candida. Thus much of the problems of candida are treated immediately, before the candida can be cleaned out of the system. Second, colloidal silver is unusually effective in treating the candida infection itself. And third, colloidal silver has a strange and dynamic way of healing injured and damaged tissues fast. Since yeast infections of all kinds usually attack and consume the living tissue, a healing process is badly needed, and colloidal silver has a very unique way of healing these tissues fast.

Externally users continually report that colloidal silver will cure athlete’s foot, vaginal yeast infections, as well as candida infections of the skin very quickly and then heals the damaged tissues.

What does it mean if someone gets better using these devices but still doesn’t feel totally healthy? It means that he/she has gotten rid of the source of the problem but not the results of the problem. The results may be a congested liver, weakened adrenals, mineral imbalances, low thyroid output, lessened acidophilus count in the intestines, weakened cardiovascular system, kidney stones, gallbladder stones, systemic Candida, hard to kill intestinal bacteria and parasites, and countless other nusances.

“This tripulser 9 is great against candida – the most effective tool I’ve used. I’ve been using it daily for 3 weeks now and it has been doing wonders – I am very grateful to you for your efforts. I’ve had candida for my whole life and been fighting it for around 2 years now so I know how hard it is to kill candida. I’ve tried around 30+ remedies and all have worked to a certain extent but your zapper is certainly the most effective. ”   Neil S London

Alternative physicians and biologists such as Dr. Hulda Clark and Dr. Bob Beck have used electric current stimulation to control parasites and candidas. They postulate that, since every species has its own unique vibration rhythm, it should be possible to destroy a parasite without harming the host, by inducing resonance through electric stimulation. This became the underlying principle for constructing the zapper, a device that generates an electric current of appropriate frequency, “recharges” the human organism and helps to control harmful micro-organisms

Some interesting units to help with Candida

Q Can these devices below help eliminate Candida?
Its well reported Blood electrification can eliminate it from the bloodstream

September 12, 2014


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PCOS Lady ~ List of contents

Indexing is a work in progress,  topics overlap…





….   FYI: Me on PCOS plus more…

…. Christie, PCOS Lady



PCOS ~ Polycystic Ovary Syndrome..Wreaks “HAVOC” through all of you!

….   PCOS Types
….   My Original Blog – links
….   My Original Blog Links…
….   PCOS, Spread the Word…
….   See a Doctor “IF” … 20+ yr olds or?
….   2004 AACE PCOS (priority) Guidelines –
….   2004 PCOS Statistics
….   Nov ’08 Research: Treatments, Causes, Risks
….   Biochemical Features in PCOS…
….   Endocrine Disorder
….   Endocrine System
….   Acupuncture and PCOS
….   Acupuncture NCCAOM

…. Petition: PCOS Treatment and Awareness


….   PCOSLady in Top Health Sites



….   PCOS, LOCAH, THYROID Symptoms, Tests, Sites…
…. “KEY” PCOS Symptoms
….   PCOS & LOCAH & THYROID Symptoms “only”
….   Symptoms Related to PCOS???
….   PCOS ~ Chicken Pox ~ Shingles



….   PCOS Lady Sites
….   Hormone Balance Test
…. Hormone Imbalance – PCOS



….   Clinical Trials





….   Heart Disease
….   Hypertension, Diabetes, or Heart Disease can = Dementia
…. Heart Attack in Women
….   Heart Disease in Women with Statistics
…. IR – Insulin Resistance
….   Female Hormonal Imbalance
….   Melatonin – Natural Hormone
….   Inflammation
….   TIPS: Strengthen Immune System
….   Hair Loss
….   Toxic Shampoo
….  4 Types of Rosacea (PCOS & Acne)
….  High Testosterone In Women Symptoms
….   Natural Cures for High Testosterone in Women
….    Rosacea Cause Identified!
….   RLS – Restless Leg Syndrome
….   ACNE: Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS)
….   Dr Flechas on Fibromyalgia
….   Dr Flechas’ Research
….   Fibromyalgia Symptoms
….   Fibromyalgia Tests and Diagnosis
….   Fibromyalgia Research, Groups, More
….   Fibromyalgia and Magnesium Connection
….  Hashimoto’s Disease
….   PCOS ~ Chicken Pox ~ Shingles
….   PCOS to Colon Cancer?
….   RSD ~ Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome

….   Celiac Disease Symptoms (PCOS plus?)
….   “Wilson’s Syndrome” ?



….   Why Are You So Mean To ME?!?!?!
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….   Dr. Flechas’ research linking Iodine deficiency to PCOS, IR, and Hypothyroidism

….   Pat, RN, CNM, MS


….   Top 100+ Misdiagnosed Diseases
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….   10 Reasons to Avoid Your Doctor
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….   Symptoms Circle



….   Parasites in the US Not say US Doctors, WRONG!
….   Parasite Protocol
….   Parasite vs Virus Difference
….   Parasites
….   Parasite Truth vs Western(USA) Medicine

….   Parasites and Pollution = Sick
….   Parasites, A Modern Epidemic

….   Parasitic Infections Are Dramatically Rising in America
….   Parasite Test Truth!
….   Wake Up FYI
….   Parasites: Slowly Killing YOU?
….   Super Bugs
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….   Toxic Bugs In Your Belly?
….   Tummy Acid and “YOU”
….   Parasites: Protect Yourself
….   Parasites FYI



….   Parasite Symptoms (extensive)



….   Fungal Infections
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….   Fibromyalgia and or Parasites
….   Fungal Arthritis
….   TMJ

….   Tapeworms
….   Brain Eating Parasite ~ Ebola
….  Bolbosoma

….  The American Parasite ~ QP
….   The American Parasite ~ Yeast
….   Antibiotics to Bacteria to ? to Leaky Gut
….   Canidida Overgrowth ~ QP
…. Yeast


….   IBS – Could it be parasites?

….   IBS – Segment Findings
….   Hyperthyroidism vs Hypothyroidism Symptoms
….   Hypopituitarism – effects pituitary hormones …
….   Lymphatic System: Manmade Chemicals
….   Mold Exposure Symptoms

….   Fatigue
….   Fatigue Diet, Symptoms, Causes
….   Adrenal Fatigue in Women
….   Male Adrenal Fatigue
….   Hypopituitarism – effects pituitary hormones …
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….   Hypopituitarism Pituitary Insufficiency
….   Vasovagal ~ Caught by doctors after auto accidents!
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….   Poisons
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….   Egg Scandal
….   Mold Exposure Symptoms
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….   Excitotoxicity Symptoms List



….   Skeletal Fluorosis or ?



….   Marie’s Story of Mercury Poisoning
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….   Morgellons ~ NCS … (Dental to Brain)
….   MRSA
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….   Pink Slime Myths



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….   Morgellons~Mercury Poisoning~Parasites~Yeast

….   Iodine (the good and dificiencies)
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….   Gluten Intolerance
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…. Truths on Bottled Water
…. Food Labels to Stickers
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….   Diets, Experiences, Sites, Plus…
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….   All Fruit Diet



….   Sugar in Disguise
….   Aspartame Side Effects
….   How Sugar Affects Triglycerides
…. Sugar, Sweetners, Stevia



….   Statins: Hidden Truth
…. Diabetes
….   Insulin Sensitivity Gene Found – PTEN
….   ADH1 to Methanol to Formaldehyde


ADDICTIONS ~ (For any type):::

….   Addiction
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….   LINKS: Important
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….   Blood Test Panels

….   Cleanse List

….   Medical Gifting General Help Sites

….   STOP Collectors Dead!
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NOTE:  This list is a work in progress…


Thank you,

Christie ~  PCOS Lady

July 25, 2014

Sugar Names

Posted in CANCER, DIABETES, LIFESTYLE CHANGES tagged , , , , at 5:21 pm by PCOSLady

PCOS Lady:
Felt you should see this list… It grows and may have a few go to the right side of eating…
Please see:
All the 310 names of sugar so far project.
by Single Man’s Kitchen on Friday, May 18, 2012
This is the list of the ingredient names for sugars that you find on packages in the USA and Canada. Some of the sugars are really artificial sweeteners, but have a high calorific value, high enough to be considered an artificial sugar.
Agave nectar (Often with HFCS)
Agave syrup (Often with HFCS
All natural evaporated cane juice
Amber liquid sugar
Anhydrous dextrose
Apple butter (Usually with HFCS)
Apple fructose
Apple sugar
Apple syrup
Arenga sugar
Azucar morena
Bakers special sugar
Barbados Sugar
Barley malt
Barley malt syrup
Bar sugar
Berry Sugar
Beet molasses
Beet sugar
Beet sugar molasses
Beet syrup
Birch syrup
Blackstrap molasses
Blonde coconut sugar
Brown rice syrup
Brown rice malt
Brown sugar
Buttered syrup
Candy floss
Candy syrup
Candi syrup
Cane crystals
Cane juice
Cane juice crystals
Cane juice powder
Cane sugar
Carob syrup
Caster sugar
Chicory (HFCS)
Coarse sugar
Coconut crystals
Coconut nectar
Coconut palm sugar
Coconut sap sugar
Coconut sugar
Coconut syrup
Coco sugar
Coco sap sugar
Concentrate juice (Often with HFCS)
Concord grape juice concentrate (Often with HFCS)
Confectioner’s sugar
Corn sugar (HFCS)
Corn syrup (may contain some HFCS)
Corn syrup powder (may contain some HFCS)
Corn syrup solids (may contain some HFCS)
Corn sweetener (HFCS)
Cornsweet 90 ® (really HFCS 90)
Creamed honey (Often with HFCS)
Crystal dextrose
Crystalline fructose
Crystallized organic cane juice
Crystal sugar
Dark brown sugar
Dark molasses
Date sap
Date sugar
Decorating sugar
Dehydrated sugar cane juice
Demerara sugar
Demerara light sugar
Diastatic malt
Dixie crystals
Dried corn syrup
Dried evaporated organic cane juice
Evaporated cane juice
Evaporated organic cane juice
Evaporated corn sweetener (HFCS)
Ethyl maltol
First molasses
Florida Crystals
Free Flowing
Free flowing brown sugar
Fructosan (may contain HFCS)
Fructose (HFCS)
Fructose crystals (HFCS)
Fructose sweetener (HFCS)
Fruit fructose (HFCS)
Fruit juice (Often with HFCS)
Fruit juice concentrate (Often with HFCS)
Fruit juice nectar (Often with HFCS)
Fruit sugar (Often with HFCS)
Fruit syrup (Often with HFCS)
Glucose-fructose syrup (HFCS)
Glucose solids
Glucose syrup
Gluctose fructose (HFCS)
Golden molasses
Golden sugar
Golden syrup (GMO beet)
Gomme syrup
Granulated coconut nectar
Granulated coconut sugar
Granulated fructose
Granulated sugar
Granulated sugar cane juice
Granulized cane sugar
Grape sugar
Grape juice concentrate (Often with HFCS)
High dextrose glucose syrup
High-fructose corn syrup (*is the HFCS here)
High fructose maize syrup (HFCS)
High maltose corn syrup (Often with HFCS)
Hydrogenated starch
Hydrogenated starch hydrosylate
Hydrolyzed corn starch (Often with HFCS)
Honey comb
Honey powder
Icing sugar
Inulin (HFCS)
Invert sugar
Inverted sugar
Inverted sugar syrup
Invert syrup
Icing sugar
Isoglucose (HFCS)
Jaggery powder
Light brown sugar
Light molasses
Liquid dextrose
Liquid fructose (Often with HFCS)
Liquid fructose syrup (Often with HFCS)
Liquid honey (Often with HFCS)
Liquid maltodextrin
Liquid sucrose
Liquid sugar
Maize sugar
Maize syrup (HFCS)
Malted barley syrup HFCS)
Malted corn syrup (HFCS)
Malted corn and barley syrup (HFCS
Malted barley
Maltitol syrup
Malt syrup
Maple Sugar
Maple syrup (Sometimes with HFCS)
Meritab 700
Milk sugar
Molasses sugar
Muscovado sugar
Nipa sap
Nipa syrup
Organic Agave
Organic agave syrup
Organic brown rice syrup
Organic cane juice crystals
Organic coconut crystals
Organic coconut nectar
Organic coconut sugar
Organic coconut palm sugar
Organic granulated coconut sugar
Organic maple syrup
Organic palm sugar
Organic rice syrup
Organic sucanat
Organic sugar
Organic raw sugar
Orgeat syrup
Palm sap
Palm sugar
Palm syrup
Pancake syrup (Often with HFCS)
Pearl sugar
Potato maltodextrine
Potato syrup
Powdered sugar
Pure fructose crystals (HFCS)
Pure cane syrup
Pure sugar spun
Raisin syrup
Raw agave syrup
Raw sugar
Refiner’s syrup (Often with HFCS)
Rice bran syrup
Rice malt
Rice maltodextrine
Rice malt syrup
Rice syrup
Rice syrup solids
Raw honey
Rock sugar
Sanding sugar
Second molasses
Simple syrup (Often with HFCS)
Soluble corn fiber
Sorbitol syrup
Sorghum molasses
Sorghum syrup
Sucre de canne naturel
Sugar beet syrup
Sugar beet crystals
Sugar beet molasses
Sugar cane juice
Sugar cane natural
Sugar glass
Sugar hat
Sugar pine
Sulfured molasses
Sweetened condensed milk (Often with HFCS)
Sweet sorghum syrup
Syrup Syrup
Table sugar
Tapioca syrup
Turbinado sugar
Unrefined sugar
Unsulphured molasses
Wheat syrup
White crystal sugar
White grape juice concentrate (Often with HFCS)
White refined sugar
White sugar
Wood sugar
Yacon syrup
Yellow sugar

Copyright 2011, 2012 Jeremy Goodwin.

May 27, 2014

Celiac / Gluten QP

Posted in QUICK PRINTS tagged , , , at 3:40 pm by PCOSLady

Celiac Disease Symptoms / Gluten Intolerance
Gluten sensitivity and celiac disease have hundreds of symptoms; the following lists don’t contain them all, but are a good sampling:
* Gastrointestinal symptoms:
These are some of the “classic” — although not the most common — symptoms of celiac disease:
~ Abdominal pain and distension ~ Acid reflux ~ Bloating ~ Constipation ~ Diarrhea ~ Gas and flatulence ~ Greasy, foul-smelling, floating stools ~ Nausea ~ Vomiting ~ Weight loss or weight gain
* Nongastrointestinal symptoms:
Interestingly, although gluten sensitivity and celiac disease affect the gut, most people’s symptoms are not gastrointestinal in nature. This partial list includes just some of the more than 250 symptoms not centered in the digestive tract.
~ Fatigue and weakness (due to iron-deficiency anemia) ~ Vitamin and/or mineral deficiencies ~ Headaches (including migraines) ~ Joint/bone pain ~ Depression, irritability, listlessness, and mood disorders ~ “Fuzzy brain” or an inability to concentrate ~ Infertility ~ Abnormal menstrual cycles ~ Dental enamel deficiencies and irregularities ~ Seizures ~ Clumsiness (ataxia) ~ Nerve damage (peripheral neuropathy) ~ Respiratory problems ~ Canker sores (apthus ulcers) ~ Lactose intolerance ~ Eczema/psoriasis ~ Rosacea (a skin disorder) ~ Acne ~ Hashimoto’s disease, Sjögren’s syndrome, lupus erythematosus, and other autoimmune disorders ~ Early onset osteoporosis ~ Hair loss (alopecia) ~ Bruising easily ~ Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) ~ Muscle cramping ~ Nosebleeds ~ Swelling and inflammation ~ Night blindness
Blood System Symptoms
Abnormal levels of blood components and quality of blood cells and plasma, detected by blood studies ordered by a doctor…

~ Anemia, Folic acid ~ Anemia, Iron ~ Anemia, Vitamin B12 ~ Anti-Endomysium Antibodies (EMA) ~ Anti-Gliadin Antibodies (AGA) ~ Anti-Tissue Transglutaminase Antibodies (tTG) ~ Associated Autoimmune Antibodies ~ Bone Alkaline Phosphatase Enzyme, Elevated ~ Calcium, Low ~ Cholesterol, Low (below 156) ~ Coagulation Factors, Low ~ Copper, Low ~ Hemochromatosis ~ Glucose, Low or elevated ~ Homocysteine, Elevated ~ Hyperprolactinemia (elevated prolactin hormone) ~ Hypoprothrombinemia ~ Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura ~ Liver Enzymes, Elevated ~ Macroamylasemia ~ Macrocytosis ~ Macrolipasemia ~ Magnesium, Low ~ Neutropenia ~ Phosphorus, Low ~ Plasma Proteins, Low ~ Potassium, Low ~ Prolonged Prothrombin Time ~ Transient Erythroblastopenia ~ Zinc, Low
Body Composition Symptoms
Disorders of the body as a whole…

~ Anorexia (Poor appetite) ~ Appetite, Increased ~ Cachexia (Wasting of the body) ~ Loss of Vitality ~ Obesity ~ Weight Gain, Unexplained ~ Weight Loss, Unexplained
Cardiovascular System Symptoms
Disorders of the heart and blood vessels…

~ Angina Pectoris ~ Aortic Vasculitis ~ Atherosclerosis ~ Cardiomegaly ~ Coronary Artery Disease ~ Easy Bruising (Ecchymosis) ~ Hypertension ~ Idiopathic Dilated Cardiomyopathy ~ Nosebleeds, Unexplained
Digestive System Symptoms
The following symptoms in this section may be present alone or in any combination in celiac disease. They result from inflammation, damage,and interference with normal function caused by gluten exposure in the digestive tract itself and/or nutritional deficiencies. As you see, problems can develop not only in the small intestine where inflammation can be intense, but also in other areas such as mucosal tissues of the mouth, esophagus, stomach and colon.
~ Abdominal Distention (Bloating) ~ Abdominal Pain ~ Adenocarcinoma of the Small Intestine ~ Aphthous Ulcers (Canker sores in mouth) ~ Autoimmune Cholangitis ~ Beta Casein Enteropathy (Cow’s dairy intolerance similar to celiac disease) ~ Bleeding, Unexplained ~ Cancer of the Esophagus ~ Cancer of the Pharynx ~ Candida Infections ~ Carbohydrate Malabsorption ~ Cheilosis (Red lips, cracking/ oozing at corners of mouth) ~ Colitis, Collagenous ~ Colitis, Lymphocytic ~ Colitis, Ulcerative ~ Colonic Volvulus (Loop of intestine twists causing strangulation of intestine) ~ Constipation ~ Constipation Alternating with Diarrhea ~ Crohn’s Disease ~ Defective Tooth Enamel (Yellow, white spots, missing enamel) ~ Delayed Gastric Emptying (Early fullness after eating) ~ Diarrhea, acute (Also called celiac crisis) ~ Diarrhea, chronic ~ Duodenal Erosions in the Second Part of Duodenum (Small ulcers) ~ Dysphagia (Difficulty swallowing) ~ Edema of Small Intestinal Lining ~ Esophageal Small Cell Cancer ~ Esophageal Motor Abnormalities (Poor muscle activity/coordination) ~ Gas ~ Gastric Ulcer (Stomach ulcers) ~ Gastric Ulcerations ~ Gastritis, Collagenous ~ Gastritis, Lymphocytic ~ Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) ~ Gastro-Intestinal Occult Bleeding (Blood in stool that is not visible to naked eye) ~ Gluten Sensitive Enteritis ~ Gums bleeding/ swollen (Purplish in adults/ red in children) ~ Heartburn ~ H. Pylori Bacter (Infection of the stomach) ~ Impaired Gall Bladder Motility ~ Irritable Bowel Syndrome ~ Jejunitis, chronic ~ Lactose Intolerance (Gas, bloating, loose stools from milk) ~ Laryngospasm ~ Leaky Gut Syndrome ~ Lymphoma ~ Malabsorption of Nutrients ~ Maltose Intolerance (Gas, bloating, loose stools from maltose, a simple carbohydrate) ~ Nausea ~ Oral Mucosal Lesions (Mouth lesions) ~ Plummer-Vinson Syndrome ~ Post-cricoid Cancer ~ Primary Biliary Cirrhosis (Bile backs up in liver) ~ Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (Scarring of bile ducts in liver) ~ Small Bowel Intussusception (One loop of intestine slips into another) ~ Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth ~ Steatorrhea (Pale, smelly, floating stool hard to flush or sticks to toilet) ~ Sucrose Intolerance (Gas, bloating, mucous in stool from sugar) ~ Tongue (Beefy, red, smooth, burning) ~ Tongue (Fiery red, smooth, swollen, sore) ~ Tongue (Magenta, swollen) ~ Tongue (Pale, smooth, burning) ~ Vomiting
Glandular System Symptoms
Disorders of the glands…

~ Addison’s Disease (Adrenal gland failure) ~ Autoimmune Hepatitis ~ Autoimmune Thyroiditis (Hypothyroidism) ~ Diabetes Mellitus Type I ~ Diabetic Instability ~ Gastro-Intestinal Complications of Type 1 Diabetes ~ Grave’s Disease (Hyperthyroidism) ~ Hepatic Granulomatous Disease ~ Idiopathic Hypoparathyroidism ~ Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease ~ Pancreatic Insufficiency ~ Parathyroid Carcinoma ~ Primary Hyperparathyroidism ~ Secondary Hypoparathyroidism
Immune System Symptoms
Disorders of antibody production…

~ Allergic Rhinitis ~ Antiphospholipid Syndrome ~ Asthma ~ Autoimmune Disorders in Celiac Disease ~ Autoimmune Disorders in Dermatitis Herpetiformis ~ Autoimmune Polyglandular Syndromes ~ Common Variable Immunodeficiency ~ Food Allergies, IgE and non-IgE Immune Responses ~ IgA Deficiency ~ Sarcoidosis ~ Sjögrens Syndrome ~ Systemic Lupus Erythematosus ~ Urticaria, chronic (Hives)
Integumentary System Symptoms
Disorders of skin, hair, and nails…

~ Alopecia Areata (Patches of hair loss) ~ Alopecia, Diffuse (Balding) ~ Cutaneous Vasculitis ~ Cutis Laxa ~ Dermatitis Herpetiformis ~ Dermatomyositis ~ Eczema ~ Edema (Swelling) ~ Eythema Elevatum Diutinum ~ Erythema Nodosum ~ Follicular Hyperkeratosis (Dry rough skin/ plugged hair follicles on body) ~ Ichthyosis, Acquired ~ Itchy Skin Rash ~ Hangnail ~ Koilonychia (Thin nails that flatten, ends progressively turning up instead of down) ~ Melanoma ~ Nails, Dry and brittle that chip, peel, crack or break easily ~ Nails with Horizontal and Vertical Ridges/Fragile ~ Nail with Rounded and Curved Down Ends, Dark, Dry ~ Nails with White Spots ~ Nails with Splinter Hemorrhages ~ Pityriasis Rubra Pilaris ~ Prurigo Nodularis (Hyde’s Prurigo) ~ Psoriasis ~ Scleroderma ~ Seborrhea ~ Thin hair ~ Vitiligo
Lymphatic System Symptoms
Disorders of the lymphocytes (white blood cells), lymph nodes and spleen…

~ B-cell non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma ~ Cryptic Intestinal T-cell Lymphoma (Refractory Sprue) ~ Enteropathy Associated T-cell Lymphoma (EATL) ~ Extraintestinal Lymphomas ~ Intraepithelial Lymphocytosis in Small Bowel Samples ~ Lymphadenopathy ~ Mesenteric Lymph Node Cavitation ~ Hyposplenism (Atrophy of spleen)
Muscular System Symptoms
Disorders of muscle structure and function…

~ Hypokalemic Rhabdomyolysis (Acute, severe potassium deficiency) ~ Muscle Pain and Tenderness ~ Muscle Spasm and Cramps ~ Muscle Wasting ~ Muscle Weakness ~ Osteomalacic Myopathy ~ Polymyositis ~ Tetany
Nervous System Symptoms
Disorders of nerves, brain and spinal cord structure and function…

~ Anxiety ~ Apathy ~ Ataxia, Gait Disturbance ~ Ataxia, Gluten ~ Ataxia, Progressive Myoclonic ~ Brain Atrophy ~ Cerebral Perfusion Abnormalities (Poor blood flow) ~ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome ~ Chorea ~ Cortical Calcifying Angiomatosis ~ Dementia ~ Depression ~ Epilepsy ~ Fatigue/ Lassitude ~ Headache ~ Inability to Concentrate ~ Insomnia ~ Irritability ~ Migraine ~ Multiple Sclerosis ~ Nervous System Disorders ~ Peripheral Neuropathy ~ Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy ~ Schizophrenic Spectrum Disorders ~ Tremors ~ Vasculitis of the Central Nervous System
Pulmonary System Symptoms
Disorders of lung tissue and broncheal tree structure and function…

~ Bronchiectasis ~ Bronchial Pneumonia ~ Idiopathic Pulmonary Hemosiderosis ~ Increased Pulmonary Permeability ~ Increased Susceptibility to Tuberculosis ~ Lung Cavities or Abcess ~ Non-Response to Tuberculosis Treatment ~ Pneumococcal Septicemia
Sensory System Symptoms
Disorders of sense organ structure and function…

~ Bitot’s Spots (Foamy patches on whites of eye) ~ Blepharitis ~ Bloodshot Eyes ~ Blurred Vision ~ Cataracts ~ Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca ~ Keratomalacia ~ Nightblindness ~ Ocular Myopathy ~ Smell, Loss of ~ Taste, Loss of ~ Uveitis, Bilateral ~ Xerophthalmia
Skeletal System Symptoms
Disorders of bone, joints and teeth…

~ Bone Fracture ~ Bone Pain ~ Enteropathic Arthritis ~ Osteitis Fibrosa ~ Osteomalacia ~ Osteonecrosis ~ Osteoporosis ~ Psoriatic Arthritis ~ Recurrent Monoarthritis
Urinary System Symptoms
Disorders of kidneys and urinary tract structure and function…

~ Hypocalciuria ~ IgA Nephropathy ~ Kidney Stones ~ Urinary Tract Infection
Reproductive System Symptoms in Females
Disorders of organ structure and function…

~ Amenorrhea (Absence of menstrual period) ~ Early Menopause ~ Infertility ~ Late Menarche (Late start of menstrual periods) ~ Premenstrual Syndrome ~ Dysmenorrhea (Painful menstrual periods) ~ Dyspareunia (Painful intercourse) ~ Vaginitis
Reproductive System Symptoms in Males
Disorders of organ structure and function…

~ Hypogonadism ~ Impotence ~ Infertility ~ Sperm Abnormalities
Reproduction: Pregnancy, Labor & Delivery and Puerperium Symptoms
Disorders of childbearing…

~ Severe Iron Deficiency ~ Anemia in Pregnancy~ Short Duration of Breast Feeding ~ Miscarriage ~ Complications During Pregnancy, Labor and Delivery ~ Complications After Childbirth
Zygote Development Symptoms
Disorders of chromosomes…

~ Down Syndrome ~ Turner’s Syndrome
Fetus Development Symptoms
Disorders of that occur before birth of the child…

~ Congenital Anomalies ~ Intrauterine Growth Retardation ~ Cystic Fibrosis ~ Spina Bifida
Child Development Symptoms
Disorders of children that occur after birth…

~ Autism and Learning Disorders ~ Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) ~ Cancer Predisposition in Children ~ Chronic Bullous Dermatosis ~ Delayed Puberty in Boys ~ Delayed Puberty in Girls ~ Dermatitis Herpetiformis ~ Developmental Delay ~ Failure to Thrive and Growth Retardation ~ Fecal Occult Blood (Blood found in stool that is not visible to the naked eye) ~ Glycogenic Acanthosis ~ Hypotonia ~ Juvenile Autoimmune Thyroid Disease ~ Juvenile Diabetes Type 1 ~ Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis ~ Abnormal Blood Studies ~ Latent Anemia in Enzymopathies of Small Intestine (Lack of enzymes produced by villi) ~ Penicilllin V Impaired Absorption ~ Refractory Anemia (Unresponsive to iron therapy) ~ Osteopenia ~ Rickets ~ Short Stature ~ Stroke in Childhood
Here are some other ways to look at various symptoms :
Behavioral Symptoms
~ Aloofness ~ Hyperactivity ~ Irritability (Common in children with celiac disease) ~ Impatience ~ Lack of Desire to Get Things Done ~ Lack of Feeling ~ Restlessness ~ Timid Behavior ~ Violent Behavior
Neurological Issues
~ Anxiety ~ Apathy ~ Bipolar disorder ~ Depression ~ Difficulty Making Friendships ~ Easy Frustration and Anger ~ Nervousness ~ Panic Attacks ~ Sense of Worthlessness ~ Overly Self-critical ~ Hysteria ~ Hypochondria
Cognitive (Thinking) Symptoms
~ Confused/ Faulty Thinking ~ Confabulation ~ Delusions ~ Dementia ~ Disorientation ~ Faulty Learning ~ Hallucination ~ Inattentiveness ~ Loss of Memory ~ Loss of Immediate Memory ~ Poor Memory ~ Reduced Learning ~ Slow Thinking ~ Scattered Thinking
So what are the specific symptoms of gluten intolerance and celiac disease?
~ Weight loss or weight gain ~ Nutritional deficiencies due to malabsorption e.g. low iron levels ~ Gastro-intestinal problems (bloating, pain, gas, constipation, diarrhea) ~ Fat in the stools (due to poor digestion) ~ Aching joints ~ Depression ~ Eczema ~ Head aches ~ Exhaustion ~ Irritability and behavioural changes ~ Infertility, irregular menstrual cycle and miscarriage ~ Cramps, tingling and numbness ~ Slow infant and child growth ~ Decline in dental health
Undiagnosed for long periods of time, food intolerances have been found to contribute to diabetes, bowel cancer, anemia and osteoporosis.
~ forum … PCOS and Celiac post.. 1st hand experiences, etc…

Continue reading at site:
~ Gluten Free Network … Info, symptoms, recipes…
Understanding Gluten-Free Special Diets
~ Dummies … Symptoms of Gluten Sensitivity and Celiac Disease … #4 of 7 in series segments …
Celiac disease and gluten sensitivity share some of the same symptoms. Although the actual damage occurs in the gastrointestinal tract, specifically in the small intestine, the symptoms manifest in many different ways and often show up throughout your entire body.
Gluten sensitivity and celiac disease have hundreds of symptoms; the following lists don’t contain them all, but are a good sampling.

May 14, 2014

Natural Healing



Western Medicine vs Natural “Healing”
PCOS Lady:
Years of research, friend’s experiences, my own experience has caused me to realize the body is made to heal itself given the right “TOOLS”…
Western medicine has it’s place… A broken bone, certain antibiotics, etc…
~ US doctors are taught in medical schools to treat symptoms only for years now!
~ I have pieced together why!
~ Most doctors are slowly killing us!
~ We decide if slow or fast!
~ The “GOOD” folks listen and do as their doctors say as if it was God!
~ The “EVIL” people stay alive to torment us for years cause they rarely see a doctor!
I have come to realize certain “ailments” may subside with western medicine but later they resurface as the same or to far worse in us!
~ Most “ailments” must be killed off, not just “hushed’!
~ Seek the natural ways of healing for they care to make you well and keep you “HEALTHY”
~ You are what you eat!
~ Eat “organic” when you can…
~ Realizing you need the earth’s bounty in its many forms to “heal” most of your medical ailments…
~ Hair analyzed tests your all your minerals and vitamins telling what to eat to get the levels in check…
~ “KEY” when minerals are in line you are not sick!
~ Cleanse properly and every 3 years…
~ “Ground” yourself monthly to cut down on the electricity in you and rid some of the free radicals in you! Walk barefoot outside…
~ Cut the negative people and things from your life…
~ Cut the “STRESS” from your life…
~ Yes, seek the insights of true psychics (psychics, mediums, etc…)… They see things you may not know and may see your past and future…
Seek the Natural Ways of “HEALING”!
~ ~ ~
American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)
~ American Holistic Medical Association … Founded in 1978, the AHMA remains true to its original mission, serving as the leading advocate for the use of holistic and integrative medicine by all licensed …
‎Find a Provider – ‎Doctor/Provider Finder – ‎About Holistic Medicine – ‎2014 Conference
Find a Provider – American Holistic Medical Association …
~ American Holistic Medical Association … HOW TO CHOOSE A PROVIDER · PATIENT PARTICIPATION · CREDENTIALS GLOSSARY · HOLISTIC MEDICINE … Search by Practice or Doctor’s Name .
AANP: What is a Naturopathic Doctor? – American …
~ American Association of Naturopathic Physicians … Naturopathic physicians combine the wisdom of nature with the rigors of … During your first appointment, your doctor will take your health history, find out about …
Find a Doctor – AANP – Naturopathic Physicians: Natural …
~ American Association of Naturopathic Physicians … Use a combination of the following search tools to execute a radius directory search. First describe your search criteria by entering an organization/contact name …
Integrative medicine – Wikipedia
~ Wikipedia … Integrative medicine combines alternative medicine with evidence-based … Beginning in 2014 U.S. physicians will be able to be accredited in integrative …
Find a Practitioner – International College of Integrative …
~ The International College of Integrative Medicine (ICIM) is a not-for-profit medical … of Integrative Medicine Directory: complementary, alternative, integrative and …
National Center for Complementary & Alternative Medicine …
~ American Holistic Medical Association … Founded in 1978, the AHMA remains true to its original mission, serving as the leading advocate for the use of holistic and integrative medicine by all licensed …
‎Find a Provider – ‎Doctor/Provider Finder – ‎About Holistic Medicine – ‎2014 Conference
AANP – Naturopathic Physicians: Natural Medicine. Real …
~ American Association of Naturopathic Physicians … About: Natural Medicine. … seen by doctors in their offices and in outpatient clinics are misdiagnosed and that half of these misdiagnoses could be harmful.
Herbalism – Wikipedia
~ Wikipedia … Herbalism (“Herbology” or “Herbal Medicine”) is use of plants for medicinal purposes, and the study of such use. Plants have been the basis for medical …
‎List of plants used in herbalism – ‎Phytotherapy – ‎List of herbs with known …
American Herbalists Guild | An Association of Herbal …
~ American Herbalists Guild … The American Herbalists Guild was founded in 1989 as a non-profit, educational organization to represent the goals and voices of herbalists specializing in the …
‎Herbalist Schools – ‎AHG Training Webinars – ‎Directory of Herbalists …
Find an Herbalist | American Herbalists Guild
~ American Herbalists Guild … The American Herbalists Guild, a non-profit, educational organization for the furtherance of herbalism, frequently receives questions about herbs.

May 1, 2014

Morgellons ~ NCS ~ QP

Posted in QUICK PRINTS at 7:13 pm by PCOSLady

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Morgellons, and Neuro-cutaneous Syndrome (NCS) as characterized by Amin (2001-2009)
Parasitology Center, Inc. has been working with Morgellons (hereafter referred to as Neuro-cutaneous Syndrome NCS) for over 15 years which Dr. Amin described from patients experiencing dermatological abnormalities (elevated itchy skin sores that may develop into mucoid lesions) and neurological symptoms (movement, pin prick or crawling sensations) caused by toxic exposures to a wide variety of environmental factors. Those factors include, but are not limited to, incompatible dental materials, toxic fumes in the work place, insecticides or allergenic sprays, household chemicals, implants, recreational drugs, e.g., crystal methamphetamine and/or cocaine, medications, creams, hot sulfur/mineral springs, and any other environmental exposures to which the patient is allergic. *Dental includes 300+ fillings, gels, solvents, procedures…
SYMPTOMS (in brief):
~ Visit the website for a complete list and to copy the Questionnaire…
~ You may need the dental work replaced…
~ Have a dental compatiblility test run before you have dental work done!
~ open lesions ~ painful sores ~ itchy pimples ~ bumps ~ peeling skin ~ scalp sores ~ fungus ~ etc…
~ skin irritation ~ pin prick sensations ~ crawling sensations ~ burning sensations ~ movement sensations ~ red hot face ~ memory loss ~ brain fog ~ body tremors ~ vision problems ~ etc…
~ endocarditis ~ heart palpitations ~ high blood pressure ~ flu-like symptoms ~ intestinal abnormalities ~ intestinal abnormalities ~ parasites ~ kidney problems ~ respiratory disturbances ~ coughing ~ tight chest ~ swelling ~ joint pain ~ muscular pain ~ liver dysfunction ~ arthritic symptoms ~ etc…
~ inflammed gun tissue ~ gray gum tissue ~ mucus secretions ~ dental decay ~ abscesses ~ gray teeth ~ painful roots ~ thrush around lips ~ etc…
~ metals ~ aspirin ~ penicillin ~ light ~ noise ~ mold ~ humidity ~ etc…
~ fatigue ~ nausea ~ insomnia ~ compromised immune ~ psychological trauma ~ night fever/sweats ~ weight loss ~ etc…
As you can see the symptoms overlap other medical conditions! You have to keep a list and frequency of all your symptoms…

The People’s Chemist

Posted in FACT, FYI tagged , , , , , at 5:52 pm by PCOSLady

FACTS From Shane The People’s Chemist
PCOS Lady:
A friend just told me about The People’s Chemist, said look in to him… I have and he is honest telling you the reasons and why we are being “fooled” and “tricked” by most doctors and the drug world! I do agree with him on many aspects so far as i read through his information…
Shane Ellison, MS … He has a family, does extensive research and cares about “YOU”!
~ He explains his posts…
~ The People’s Chemist … High blood pressure is not an instant death sentence. In fact, sometimes it is a normal process of aging. The goal of maintaining a blood pressure at or near 120/80 or more recently 115/75 is based on drug company hype, not science. Such low recommendations ensure that healthy people are converted into patients.
~ Shane Ellison, MS … FORMS for all States. Chemist shows why vaccines don’t work and how to avoid with vaccine exemption forms…
A post proving to you he is legit and researches the information… One poster implied he was full of BS! He tells where the vaccine info is from here…
Shane Thepeopleschemist Ellison ~ Founder at The People’s Chemist
…Take it up with the vaccine maker, Sanofi Pasteur. That’s who I was quoting. It came right out of their printed material! …And I cross-referenced with dozens of other studies that came to the same conclusion.
~ Shane … Three days without water and you’re dead. It makes up 75% of our body and 85% of
our brain matter. It’s the most precious substance to life. Without adequate amounts you grow sick, fast. And that’s the problem. Few people have access to clean water and most have no idea how their health is being compromised!
~ Shane … Pertussis Letter
the people’s chemist
shane ellison, ms

April 27, 2014

The American Parasite ~ QP

Posted in QUICK PRINTS tagged , , , , at 7:57 pm by PCOSLady


PCOS Lady:
Yeast we know is in food, we did know yeast was hidden in foods nor that antibiotics promote the growth of yeast…

Try a
~ Yeast cleanse
~ Eating more natural foods
~ Adding a probiotic daily

The video explains everything to you…
~ YOU will see where your good money is being wasted!
~ YOU will realize you are helping make yourself sick, etc…. Yes, government and food industry created!

Antibiotics do leave behind more yeast to grow inside you!
Expired breads, cakes, rolls, etc… has live yeast that will grow in you as well…

There are a few self tests you need to do at home to find out if you suffer from yeast overgrowth… The link is below for you…

* Yeast feeds on refined sugars, preservatives, artificial sweetners *
~ Your cravings start up and increase to feed the yeast beast in your gut!


(Candida Albicans)

Thank you to the National Candida Center

Reviewing the signs and symptoms to determine if you have Candida Albicans yeast infection Overgrowth.

Candida Albicans yeast infection Overgrowth, Candida Overgrowth (CO) symptoms are so numerous and seemingly unrelated that they can be confusing to both doctor and patient. The majority of people who have CO do not realize they have it until they become seriously ill. Why? Because candida yeast not only steals nutrients from the food that you eat, it then poisons the tissues with waste material containing over 75 known toxins. Candida albicans is linked, directly or indirectly, to the following list of conditions and symptoms. A “symptom” is an outward sign that points to a deeper problem.

Review the 80 likely symptoms listed below to see if any apply to you. Give yourself ONE POINT for each of those which you have had persistently (for a month or longer, either currently or at anytime in the past).

Digestive Troubles
~ Bad Breath ~ Gas/Bloating ~ Indigestion ~ Diarrhea ~ Constipation ~ Intestinal Pain ~ Low Blood Sugar ~ Food / sugar cravings ~ Mouth or stomach ulcers ~ Allergies (Air or Food) ~ Food Sensitivities ~ Heartburn ~ Dry Mouth ~ Receding Gums ~ Hemorrhoids, rectal itch ~ Irritable bowel

~ Anti-social Behavior ~ Suicidal Tendencies ~ Insomnia ~ Depression ~ Anxiety, high strung ~ Irritability

Skin & Joint Problems

~ Thrush, Diaper Rash ~ Acne, Skin Rash or Hives ~ Dry Skin & Itching ~ Finger, toe or foot Fungus ~ Athlete’s Foot ~ Liver Spots ~ Water Retention ~ Joint Pain ~ Muscle Aches ~ Numbness


~ Hyperactivity ~ Attention Deficit Disorder ~ Lack of Impulse Control

Female Problems
~ Infertility ~ Vaginal Yeast Infection ~ Menstrual Problems ~ PMS Symptoms ~ Bladder Infections ~ Endometriosis ~ No Sex Drive ~ Hormonal Imbalance ~ Iron Deficiency

Mental & Emotional
~ Dizziness, ~ Mental Fogginess, (Confused, spaced-out, blank stares, day dreaming) ~ Inability to Concentrate (Having to re-read the same thing twice) ~ Poor memory (Where are my car keys? or, Why did I come into this room? ~ Mood Swings ~ Headaches
Immune Problems
~ Lethargic/Laziness ~ Chronic Fatigue ~ Asthma, Hay Fever ~ Colds & Flu ~ Puffy Eyes ~ Respiratory Problems ~ Chemical Sensitivity ~ Epstein Barr Virus ~ Adrenal/Thyroid Failure ~ Cold/Shaky ~ Ear Infections ~ Chronic sore throat ~ Post nasal drip ~ Hair Loss ~ Stuffed sinus (sinusitis) ~ Overweight ~ Underweight ~ Diabetes ~ Burning Eyes ~ Premature Aging ~ Autism

YOUR ADDED SCORE IS _____ (one point per symptom)

0-4 points – Indicates variations of normal living (unless persistent and severe).
5-9 Points – Indicates a Clear Pattern shows likely development of CO dysbiosis.
10 or more – Indicates Strong Pattern and almost certain CO dysbiosis.

~ Self Test: … Spit Test.
The best time to do this test is the first thing in the morning as soon as you wake up. Before you rinse, spit, or put anything in your mouth, go get a glass of water (in a clear glass). Now build up a bunch of saliva (just mouth saliva, do not cough up anything) and spit it into the glass of water. Observe what happens.

My Body Fluids: The saliva will float. That is OK and normal. If within 15 minutes you see thin projections extending downward into the water, it is a positive sign for candida. The projections may look like hair, or small strings, like a jelly fish or spider legs, moving down into the water from the saliva floating on the top. Other positive indications might be very “cloudy” saliva that will sink to the bottom of the glass within a few minutes or particles that slowly sink or suspend below the saliva glob. What you are seeing are colonies of yeast which band together to form the strings.

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