March 16, 2012

Iodine (the good and dificiencies)

Posted in MINERALS tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 11:48 pm by PCOSLady

Iodine
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Iodine is a chemical element found in trace amounts in humans and is vital to the function of the thyroid gland. The function of iodine in the body is in the synthesis of thyroid hormones: thyronine T4 and triiodothyronine T3, which aid in growth and development.
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Thyroid hormones stimulate basal rate of metabolism, oxygen consumption and heat production. Most of your body’s organ symptoms are directly or indirectly influenced by thyroid hormones.
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Iodine Deficiency Symptoms
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What is iodine deficiency?
Iodine is an element that is needed for the production of thyroid hormone. The body does not make iodine, so it is an essential part of your diet. Iodine is found in various foods.
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Common symptoms that can occur with prolonged iodine deficiency include:

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~ Constipation
~ Depressed mood
~ Dry skin
~ Fatigue
~ Goiter (enlargement of the thyroid, creating a mass in the neck)
~ Increased sensitivity to cold
~ Menstrual cycle abnormalities
~ Protrusion of the eyes
~ Thickening of the skin
~ Thinning and brittleness of the hair and nails
~ Unintended weight gain
~ Weakness
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Serious symptoms that might indicate a life-threatening condition,
In some cases, iodine deficiency can be life threatening. Seek immediate medical care (call 911) if you, or someone you are with, have any of these life-threatening symptoms including:
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~ Being a danger to oneself or others, including threatening, irrational or suicidal behavior
~ Bleeding while pregnant
~ Change in level of consciousness or alertness, such as passing out or unresponsiveness
~ Change in mental status or behavior change, such as confusion, delirium, lethargy, hallucinations or delusions
~ Chest pain, chest tightness, chest pressure, palpitations
~ Respiratory or breathing problems, such as shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, labored breathing, wheezing, not breathing, or choking
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CHARTS:
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http://www.thyroid.org/iodine-deficiency/
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Common Sources of Dietary Iodine:
~ Cheese
~ Cows milk
~ Eggs
~ Frozen Yogurt
~ Ice Cream
~ Iodine-containing multivitamins
~ Iodized table salt
~ Saltwater fish
~ Seaweed (including kelp, dulce, nori)
~ Shellfish
~ Soy milk
~ Soy sauce
~ Yogurt
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Median Population Urinary Iodine Values and Iodine Nutrition
~ Read at http://www.thyroid.org/iodine-deficiency/
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SITES:
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http://www.thyroid.org/patients/patient_brochures/iodine_deficiency.html
~ Thyroid Organization
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http://www.progressivehealth.com/iodine-deficiency.asp
~ Progressive Health Nutrceuticals
http://www.localhealth.com/article/iodine-deficiency/symptoms
~ Better Medicine from Health Grades
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http://www.breastcancerchoices.org/bromidedetoxsymptomsandstrategies.html
~ Breast Cancer Choices… Interesting read…
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http://www.thyroid.org/iodine-deficiency/
~ Thyroid Organization
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http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/01/11/brominated-vegetable-oil-in-us-soda.aspx
~ Dr Mercola … The Psychosis-Inducing Beverage Ingredient You’ve Probably Never Heard Of… January 11, 2012
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Google:
iodine deficiency symptoms
sources of iodine

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Magnesium (the good and deficiencies)

Posted in MINERALS tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 10:30 pm by PCOSLady

Magnesium
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Why is the calcium magnesium ratio so important?
Because magnesium is the most versatile mineral in your body and participates in over 300 hormone reactions!
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This workhorse of a mineral plays many roles in your body, including:
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~ Gives rigidity AND flexibility to your bones
~ Increases bio availability of calcium
~ Regulates and normalizes blood pressure
~ Prevents and reverses kidney stone formation
~ Promotes restful sleep
~ Helps prevent congestive heart failure
~ Eases muscle cramps and spasms
~ Lowers serum cholesterol levels and triglycerides
~ Decreases insulin resistance
~ Can prevent artherosclerosis and stroke
~ End cluster and migraine headaches
~ Enhances circulation
~ Relieves fibromyalgia and chronic pain
~ Treats asthma and emphysema
~ Helps make proteins
~ Encourages proper elimination
~ Prevents osteoporosis
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Magnesium is a magnificent mineral and imperative for good health.
But a poor diet of processed foods and a stressful lifestyle can lead to mineral deficiencies, including magnesium. If you ARE deficient in magnesium, you may notice a wide range of symptoms.
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Magnesium Deficiency Symptoms
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http://bodyecology.com/articles/magnesium_deficiency.php

~ Body Ecology
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Because magnesium is active in so many different processes in your body, magnesium deficiency symptoms are varied and can include:
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~ Insomnia
~ Anxiety, hyperactivity, restlessness
~ Constipation
~ Muscle spasms, twitches, soreness (RLS, Charlie Horses)
~ Difficulty swallowing
~ Back aches
~ Headaches
~ Chest tightness and difficulty breathing
~ Heart palpitations
~ High blood pressure
~ Extreme fatigue
~ Osteoporosis
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Any of these common symptoms may indicate that you need more magnesium in your diet, but this simple mineral can help eliminate these symptoms and enhance your health.
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MORE LINKS:
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Magnesium Deficiency Symptoms and Diagnosis
http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/magnesium-deficiency-symptoms-and-diagnosis
~ Green Med Info .. Magnesium Deficiency Symptoms and Diagnosis …
~ Magnesium deficiency is often misdiagnosed because it does not show up in blood tests – only 1% of the body’s magnesium is stored in the blood.
~ Most doctors and laboratories don’t even include magnesium status in routine blood tests.
~ Thus, most doctors don’t know when their patients are deficient in magnesium, even though studies show that the majority of Americans are deficient in magnesium.
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http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002423.htm
~ Medline Plus… Good source of information…
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http://www.calmnatural.co.uk/magnesium-food-sources
~ Calm Natural
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Google: magnesium deficiency symptoms

Epsom Salts – Medical Uses

Posted in MINERALS at 9:57 pm by PCOSLady

Medical uses of Epsom salts
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Epsom salts is magnesium sulfate heptahydrate…
The uses of Epsom salts range from household cleaning ~ organic gardening ~ medical ~ beauty.
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Studies reveal that a diet, which is deficient in magnesium and sulfate, can lead to various health problems such malfunctioning of the kidneys, various heart diseases including heart attack, and poor blood circulation. Increasing the level of magnesium in blood will help to regulate the electrolytes and raise the level of serotonin (monoamine neurotransmitter). When the serotonin level increases, it not only helps in de-stressing but also improves your sleep. The toxins of your body are easily flushed out if the level of sulfates is normal. Sulfates also help to ease migraine headaches. Epsom salts has many medical uses. A few of them are listed here.
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http://www.buzzle.com/articles/medical-uses-of-epsom-salts.html
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RSD diagnosis: A likely cure is to dissolve a box of Epsom Salts in a hot bath, sit and soak in it… It cured a woman with severe pain throughout her body in minutes!
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Google: Uses Epsom Salts

Fibromyalgia and Magnesium Connection

Posted in Fibromyalgia tagged , , , , , at 9:25 pm by PCOSLady

The Connection Between Magnesium and Fibromyalgia
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Some women with fibromyalgia also have PCOS, sleep apnea, hypothyroid condition and/or more…
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http://voices.yahoo.com/the-connection-between-magnesium-fibromyalgia-113958.html
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Fibromyalgia is not classified as a disease; therefore there are no tests that can reliably confirm its presence. At present, physicians rely on a special technique called “Mapping”. This exam focuses on eighteen specific areas of tenderness. The patient must have pain in eleven of these eighteen areas for at least three months.
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Studies show that 90-95% of the U.S. population is deficient in magnesium. Most American adults do not obtain the recommended daily allowance of 400-500 mg. Additionally, a large majority of Americans consume a diet of processed and cooked foods, which increases the body’s demand for magnesium.
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Home Test: (may help as well)
I suggest a hot bath with a box of Epsom Salts dissolved in it… You should feel better in minutes… Your body will absorb the magnesium… I hope this will ease your pain… It cured a woman diagnosed with RSD…
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SITES:
http://www.care2.com/greenliving/use-epsom-salts-13-wonderful-ways.html
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http://web.mit.edu/london/www/magnesium.html
~ The Role of Magnesium in Fibromyalgia…
An investigatory paper by Mark London
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http://www.easy-immune-health.com/fibromyalgia-and-magnesium.html
~ Easy Immune System Health
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Google: fibromyalgia magnesium

Pat, RN, CNM, MS

Posted in LINKS tagged , , , , , , , at 7:02 pm by PCOSLady

Ladies,

You will see Pat’s posts throughout PCOS groups, forums and sites… She is well abreast on PCOS and helping us get and stay healthy….

Pat Sonnenstuhl, RN, CNM, MS
Nutrition Support
Healthy Lifestyle Choices
http://home.comcast.net/%7Ecnmpat/healthsites.htm
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Insulin Resistance
http://home.comcast.net/%7Ecreationsunltd/insulinresistance.htm
http://home.comcast.net/%7Ecreationsunltd/visualexplainir.htm

LINKS: Important

Posted in LINKS tagged , , , , , , , at 5:07 am by PCOSLady

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http://www.inciid.org/faq.php?cat=infertility101&id=2
INCIID:
The InterNational Council on Infertility Information Dissemination
(INCIID – pronounced “inside”) is a nonprofit organization that helps individuals and couples explore their family-building options…. * Highly informative! *Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) FAQ’s
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http://www.rarediseases.org/rare-disease-information/rare-diseases/viewIndex?tab=A
Rare Diseases Organization
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http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/narcissistic-personality-disorder/DS00652/DSECTION=symptoms
Mayo Clinic on Narcissistic Personality Disorder…. * FYI: Abusers usually are this way!
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http://pcosinfo.com/
PCOS Info – Pamela has a variety of topics covered regarding PCOS… Worth a look!
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http://www.bullyonline.org/
Bully Online site has numerous topics on the matter of bullying any where…
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http://health.discovery.com/fansites/mystery-diagnosis/diseases.html
Mystery Diagnosis index list… This may play a part in someone’s medical diagnosis…
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www.nccaom.org
NCCAOM – The National Certification Commission for Acupuncture
NCCAOM is a private non-profit organization which develops, promotes, and administers examinations and certifications for acupuncture, Chinese herbology…
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http://www.aace.com/resources/memsearch.php
American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
Find a Endocrinologist search…
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http://ratemds.com/
RateMDs.com – Find and Rate Doctors and Dentists
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Dr McCoy’s, a Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility Quote:
“In a nearby area of Florida, I have not had good luck on seeing knowledgeable OB/GYNs that fully understand and treat PCOS. Due to the complex nature, I would always recommend you see an REI to get the proper treatment. Otherwise, you could really be selling yourself short.
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I’m Your Disease

Posted in ADDICTION tagged , , , , , , , , , , , at 4:30 am by PCOSLady

You feel all alone with your addiction! ~  "YOU" are not alone as you may feel you are!!!! ~ Reach out for HELP!  ~  Help is out there if you ask for it...

You feel all alone with your addiction! ~ “YOU” are not alone as you may feel you are!!!! ~ Reach out for HELP! ~ Help is out there if you ask for it…


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Pass this on…
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I’M YOUR DISEASE
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Allow me to introduce myself. I am the disease of Alcohol and Drug addiction (*or any addiction). I dominate your spirit and possess your soul. Cunning, baffling and powerful, that’s me! I am your disease, and I hate your meetings, I hate your higher power, I hate your recovery programs.
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To all who come in contact with me, I wish you long suffering, death and destruction. I have killed millions and will continue to kill more, and I am pleased. People don’t take me seriously. They take strokes seriously, heart attacks, even Diabetes seriously, fools that they are, they don’t know that without my help, these things would not be made possible. I love to catch you with the element of surprise. I love pretending I am your friend and lover. I have given you comfort, have I not? Wasn’t I there when you were sad, lonely, hurt and depressed? When you wanted to die, didn’t you call me?
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I love to make you cry. Better yet, I love to make you so numb you can neither hurt or cry. You can’t feel anything at all. Is my true glory, I will give you instant gratification and all I ask of you is long term suffering. When things are going right in your life, you invite me in, I have been there for you always. You said that you did not deserve those good things and I was the only one who would agree with you, so I destroyed your life, your self worth, I made you turn on your family, lose your job, possessions and your freedom. Together we were able to destroy all the good things in your life.
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I am such a hated disease. I am your worst nightmare but you desire my gratification. I do not come uninvited, you seek me out, you choose to have me. So many have chosen me, just look around and there are many more that you cannot see. I am very proud of my flock. I hope you never see the light of reality, I love keeping you in the illusion of darkness. I hate your 12 Step Program. I hate your meetings and your higher Power. They all weaken me and I can’t function in the manner I am accustomed to. Now I must lie here quietly. You don’t see me, but I am growing, bigger than ever. When you only exist, I live! When you live, I only exist, but I am here…And until we meet again, if we meet again…I wish you long suffering, death and destruction………
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Author Unknown
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Nice “WAKE UP” eh?
Makes you think hard on what you or someone you know are doing to themselves…
It covers any addiction bad habit one does…

Glycemic Index

Posted in LINKS tagged , , , , , at 4:09 am by PCOSLady

Glycemic Index
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~ Glycemic Edge – many topics…
http://www.glycemicedge.com/category/glycemic-index/
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~ The University of Sydney
http://www.glycemicindex.com/
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~ Kessinger Health and Wellness glycemic Index chart…
http://www.drkessinger.com/images/glycemicindex.pdf

Acupuncture NCCAOM

Posted in NCCAOM tagged , , , , , , , , , at 3:34 am by PCOSLady

www.nccaom.org

NCCAOM – The National Certification Commission for Acupuncture …
NCCAOM is a private non-profit organization which develops, promotes, and
administers examinations and certifications for acupuncture, Chinese herbology, …
http://www.nccaom.org/
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Find a Practitioner Directory | NCCAOM
NCCAOM encourages consumers to obtain more information about each
certification program by clicking onto each NCCAOM service mark below.
http://www.nccaom.org/find-an-acupuncture-practitioner-directory
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PCOS Lady: Acupuncture is becoming huge today, it does work… I feel a good less evasive way to try and ease your condition before a drastic way… Saw a rep on the Dr Oz Show…

Yeast

Posted in FUNGAL, INFO PLUS tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 2:40 am by PCOSLady

YEAST INFECTION
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PCOS Lady:
Yeast is in the fungal family… Be sure to read Dana’s view!
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Scenario: This is true…
A friend of mine in his early 60’s almost died from a yeast infection that took over his body! He began to feel fatigued many days then lethargic…The AC hospital doctors had no idea how he got this…
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I know how! I had met a man who saw a naturalist doctor… The doctor told him yeast is left behind after antibiotics… It grows over years! 1st you feel fatigued then lethargic… The next step is death…
~ You have to do a yeast cleanse to kill it…
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Yeast Cleanses should be done every 3 years, no sooner for you kill off the good bacteria in your body…
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When the body has to much yeast it will leach out… You may get frequent yeast infections, yeast may show up in the groin, under breast, etc…
– Yeast cleanse time!
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Dr Glenn Gero advises cleanses to be done every 3 years only! Any sooner you are asking for other medical problems…
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Remember:
Do not eat expired foods with yeast, it has live yeast in it ready to grow…
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* A perfect scenario where regular MD’s in a hospital were clueless… A naturalist doctor knew how you get a yeast infection so large in your body!
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POINT of FACT: You have to consider all types of things, ways and sources today… Homeopathic, Modern, Natural, etc…. Be “Open” minded and learn what may help you and others today!
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SITES
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Yeast – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yeast
~ Wilipedia … Unlike bacteria, there are no known yeast species that grow only anaerobically (obligate anaerobes). Yeasts grow best in a neutral or slightly acidic pH …
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Yeast is a bacteria
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Yeast_is_a_bacteria
~ Wiki Answers … › Categories › Science › Biology › Microbiology
Although yeast and bacteria are both unicellular organisms, yeast is not a bacterium. Yeast is considered to belong to the Fungus kingdo …
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http://www.danasview.net/yeast.htm
~ Dana’s View … For my son, yeast caused symptoms similar to phenol symptoms — hyper and giggling, and sleep problems. Sometimes he would spin himself around in circles. When he had “brain yeast” [yeast in his brain, not his gut], it would cause other symptoms, like visual stims and sexual behavior [humping objects, playing with himself, etc]. Yeast can also cause red ring around the anus, “spaciness”, anger and aggression, headache, head banging, sound sensitivity [holding the hands over the ears], climbing on furniture and jumping off, vestibular sensory issues, and other similar issues. Also, sometimes my son’s bms went from being firm and solid, to looking “airy and fluffy”, similar to sponge cake. Also, it looked like it had strings of melted cheese in it. But sometimes my son’s bms did not look any different than normal, because apparently the yeast was in his brain, not in his gut.
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BOOKS
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http://www.greatplainslaboratory.com/home/eng/onlinebook.asp
~Dr. Shaw’s book [Great Plains Lab] online here — Biological Treatments for Autism and PDD… Must sign up for their newsletter to down load the book…
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LABS:
http://www.greatplainslaboratory.com/home/
~ The Great Plains Laboratory … Lenexa, KS … Join their newsletter… A biochemical lab…
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http://www.gdx.net/
~ Great Smokies Diagnostic Laboratory … Asheville, NC … Clinical testing for chronic diseases … Join their newsletter…
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SITES
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Phenol | Phenol Allergy | Allergy
http://www.allergy-details.com/chemical-sensitivity/phenol/
~ Douglas Samuel …
Jul 16, 2010 – The symptoms I experience when I am exposed to insecticides which contain phenol or other things with phenol depending on the level of …
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http://www.rightdiagnosis.com/m/metabolic_acidosis/symptoms.htm
~ Right Diagnosis … Metaboilic Acidosis … In depth info on it…
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http://www.monistat.com/information-and-resources
~ Monistat … The yeast cure product…
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GOOGLE:
yeast infection
metabolic acidosis
phenol symptoms

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