May 25, 2012

Enteropathy Mimics Celiac

Posted in CELIAC DISEASE tagged , , , , , at 7:07 pm by PCOSLady

Bovine Beta Casein Enteropathy
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PCOS Lady:
Everyone this is important to know… The “key” is if you do not feel better after being treated for Celiac it may be Enteropathy… A misdiagnosed condition!
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http://www.perskyfarms.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=13419
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Discussion and Support Forum for Collagenous Colitis, Lymphocytic Colitis, Microscopic Colitis, Mastocytic Enterocolitis, and Related Issues
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Casein Intollerance Question
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1 poster: Do any of you know if casein intolerance can cause villous atrophy??
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2nd poster:
Sun Mar 06, 2011
Yes, it definitely can, though most GI specialists are not likely to be aware of this. This is also one of the reasons why most celiacs never return to normal colonic mucosal histoligy, (IOW, they continue to show villus atrophy, on biopsies), despite rigidly following a GF diet, because they continue to ingest dairy products.
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Cow dairy can cause an enteropathy similar to celiac disease. It is called Bovine Beta Casein Enteropathy. It acts like celiac disease, causing inflammation leading to villous blunting. The milk protein elicits the antibody reaction just like gluten does in celiac disease.
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http://glutenfreeworks.com/blog/2009/04/20/bovi…-villous-atrophy/
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The following is a quote from a long article about this issue from the website of John B. Symes, D.V.M. (aka Dogtor J ). Dr. Symes is a veterinarian, but he has done more research about food-related sensitivities, and he is far more knowledgeable about them, then more than 99% of the human GI specialists in the world.
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Here is the important thing. The other “foods’ that coat (and subsequently damage) the intestinal villi…and the only ones that do this along with casein…are gluten, soy, and corn. These are the big four or the “four horsemen of the apocalypse” as I now like to call them. And it is man and animals against casein, gluten, soy, and corn as the title implies. The strongest evidence of their potential harm is found in the fact that all of these food elements are used to make adhesives…powerful adhesives. Casein, gluten and soy are the strongest, stickiest, and most powerfully antigenic glycoproteins while corn is a slightly less powerful but nonetheless very significant player (especially the corn that we have recently created). They put cars together with the super-glues manufactured from soy protein. They make waterproof industrial adhesives from casein and gluten that are used for numerous purposes ranging from the glue on stamps and envelopes to putting metal together. But, the “best” they can do with corn glues is to put cardboard boxes together. So, we see why the FDA and veterinary lists of food allergens are what they are: in order, the (primary) food allergens are cow’s milk, wheat, soy, and corn.
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http://dogtorj.com/?page_id=104
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Tex
a cowboy
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A little known “fact”: The hardest material known to modern science can be found in the skulls of gastroenterologists who believe that diet has nothing to do with digestive system diseases, such as microscopic colitis. Laughing

Diabetes

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

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

Dr Flechas on Fibromyalgia

Posted in Fibromyalgia tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 5:41 am by PCOSLady

DR JORGE FLECHAS


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DR FLECHAS on FIBROMYALGIA
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PCOS Lady:
You will learn many things about your condition… I will say even enough to tell your doctor what tests and treatments to try…
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* IMPORTANT *
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http://cypress.he.net/~bigmacnc/drflechas/index.htm
http://www.thelivinlowcarbshow.com/shownotes/816/dr-jorge-flechas-on-iodine-therapy-for-thyroid-fibromyalgia-and-more-episode-283/
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www.HelpMyThyroid.com
~ Dr. Flechas is a nationally known speaker on the diagnosis and successful treatment of Fibromyalgia, one of the 10 most frequently misdiagnosed syndromes in North America …
~ Dr. Flechas is a nationally known speaker on the diagnosis and successful treatment of Fibromyalgia, one of the 10 most frequently misdiagnosed syndromes in North America today. Dr. Flechas is considered to have broken a paradigm in effectively treating Fibromyalgia pain without the use of anti-depressant, anti-inflammatory, or narcotic medications. His treatment involves the use of Nitroglycerine to increase Nitric Oxide, a natural pain killer found in the body. He has recently found the use of essential oils from plants to decrease the pain of FMS.
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Dr. Flechas is a family practitioner, specializing in the treatment of fibromyalgia and chronic pain. With over 700 fibromyalgia patients, he has a wealth of information to share.
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Dr. Jorge Flechas has developed an effective protocol for treatment of Fibromyalgia Syndrome.
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THE STATISTICS:
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Although this statistic may be significantly understated due to the frequent misdiagnosis of this debilitating syndrome, Fibromyalgia afflicts between two and four percent of the population in the United States today. Fibromyalgia appears to be most frequently present in women with a ratio of 20 women to every 1 man. It is especially prevalent among those women in the age range of 35 to 55. The average age of first onset is 45. It has been diagnosed in teenagers and in children as young as seven years of age.
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http://cypress.he.net/~bigmacnc/drflechas/fibromyalgia.htm
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FIBROMYALGIA SYMPTOMS:
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~ Muscle pain – Hurting All Over
~ Fatigue
~ “Tender Points” in specific areas when pressure is applied
~ Sleep Disturbance
~ Recurring Headache
~ Morning Stiffness
~ Memory Problems
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For a more comprehensive review of the diagnostic criteria associated with FMS, Please visit the website of the National Fibromyalgia Research Association at the http://www.nfra.net
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THE HISTORY:
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FMS has been discussed in the medical literature for many years. It was first described by William Balfour, a surgeon at the University of Edinburgh, in 1816. Our medical alertness to this syndrome is on the rise, and as a consequence more and more patients are being diagnosed in today’s medical environment. It is of interest to note that health care practitioners in China have no recorded incidence of Fibromyalgia, nor does it appear in third world health clinics as predominantly as it does in Western nations such as the United States.
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SITES:
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www.nfra.net
~ The National Fibromyalgia Research Association …
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http://cypress.he.net/~bigmacnc/drflechas/fibrofaq.htm
~ Fibromyalgia FAQ
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http://cypress.he.net/~bigmacnc/drflechas/abstract1.html
~ Abstract: &quOT;Alternative Treatment of Fibromyalgia Using the Oxytocin-Hormonal-Nutrient Protocol to Increase Nitric Oxide”by Jorge Flechas, MD, MPH
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Dr Flechas’ Research

Posted in DR FLECHAS tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 4:36 am by PCOSLady

Dr Flechas’ Research Findings
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PCOS Lady:
After reading his findings you will truly understand much more about your conditions… You will know the path to try and why…
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Dr. Flechas’ research linking Iodine deficiency to PCOS, IR, and Hypothyroidism
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http://www.cancercontrolsociety.com/bio2005/flechas.html
JORGE FLECHAS, M.D., M.P.H.
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DR JORGE FLECHAS


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JORGE FLECHAS, M.D., M.P.H. born in Puerto Rico, received his Medical Doctorate Degree and Masters in Public Health at Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, California. He completed his Family Practice Residency at Florida Hospital in Orlando, Florida.
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Dr. Flechas over the years has published articles in the fields of fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and immune dysfunction syndrome. Lately, he has been involved in research in the field of iodine deficiency, which has been associated with fibrocystic breast disease, ovarian cysts, breast cancer, thyroid goiter and hypothyroidism. Recent work in the field of iodine deficiency has shown that replacement therapy decreases the risk of breast cancer and promotes the reversal of fibrocystic breast disease.
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It has been thought that iodine deficiency only manifests as hypothyroidism. Work done by many researchers over the last few years has shown that iodine is utilized by many different sections of the body. Twenty percent of all of the iodine sits in the human skin. A lack of iodine in the skin manifests as very dry skin and skin that does not sweat when an individual becomes hot. In newborn children iodine is responsible for the development of the babies’ I.Q. Recent research shows iodine deficiency is felt to be the source of attention deficit disorder in children.
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Iodine is utilized by every hormone receptor in the body. The absence of iodine causes a hormonal dysfunction that can be seen with practically every hormone inside the body. Dr. Flechas has recently been able to show that patients with insulin resistant diabetes have a partial to full remission of their illness in the presence of taking iodine. Iodine deficiency is also felt to be the source of ovarian cysts. With iodine replacement therapy the cysts disappear and women have stopped having ovarian cysts.
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Dr. Flechas with the help of Dr. Guy Abraham, GYN/Endocrinologist from Torrance, California has been able to develop an iodine testing laboratory. Dr. Flechas is now the Director of that laboratory. Iodine deficiency can now be measured using the Iodine Loading Test. Kits for doing this testing can be ordered from 1-877-900-5556. The test is available through FFP Laboratories. Dr. Flechas can be reached at his Flechas Family Practice in Henderson, North Carolina by phone 828-684-3233, fax 828-684-3253. and website www.helpmythyroid.com. Articles concerning iodine deficiency have been published and are available via his website.
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CONDITIONS ADDRESSED:
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http://www.crowndiamond.net/audio/flechas.html
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~ Fibromyalgia
~ Arthritis
~ Lupus
~ Gout
~ Asthma
~ Colitis
~ Muscle aches and pains
~ Hot flashes and more
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SITES:
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http://cypress.he.net/~bigmacnc/drflechas/iodine.htm
~ Iodine Insufficiency FAQ
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http://cypress.he.net/~bigmacnc/drflechas/thyroiddisease.htm
~ Thyroid Disorders in Primary Care Medicine
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http://cypress.he.net/~bigmacnc/drflechas/fibromyalgia.htm
~ Fibromyalgia
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http://www.carbwire.com/2009/08/29/dr-jorge-flechas-says-iodine-deficiency-behind-many-of-todays-health-complications
~ Dr. Jorge Flechas Says Iodine Deficiency Behind Many Of Today’s Health Complications
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http://www.carbwire.com/category/restaurants
~ CarbWire … Restaurant carb info…
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PUBLICATIONS:
~ View them at the site…
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http://cypress.he.net/~bigmacnc/drflechas/publications.htm
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Peter B. Himmel, Jorge D. Flechas, Guy E. Abraham
“Colloidal Gold in the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)”…
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Abraham, G.E., Flechas, J.D.:
“Management of Fibromyalgia: Rationale for the Use of Magnesium and Malic Acid.” Journal of Nutritional Medicine, 3: 49-59, 1992. See Abstract…
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Russell, I.J., Michalek, J.E., Flechas, J.D., Abraham, G.E.:
“Treatment of Fibromyalgia Syndrome with Super Malic: A Randomized, Double Blind, Placebo Controlled, Crossover Pilot Study”, Journal of Rheumatology, 22: 953-958, 1995…
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Flechas, J.D.:
“Alternative Treatment of Fibromyalgia Using the Oxytocin-Hormonal-Nutrient Protocol to Increase Nitric Oxide.” Privately published monograph, January 1998 See abstract…
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Abraham, G.E., Flechas, J.D., Hakala, J.C.::
“Effect of daily ingestion of a tablet containing 5mg Iodine and 7.5mg Iodide as the potassium salt, for a period of 3 months, on the results of thyroid function tests and thyroid volume by ultrasonometry in ten euthyroid Caucasian women. “, The Original Internist 9: 6-20, 2002…
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Abraham, G.E., Flechas, J.D., Hakala, J.C.::
“Iodine sufficiency of the whole human body.”, The Original Internist 9: 30-41, 2002…
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Abraham, G.E., Flechas, J.D., Hakala, J.C.::
“Effect of daily ingestion of Iodoral”, Optimox Research Information…
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GOOGLE:
Dr Flechas
Dr Flechas iodine
Dr Flechas thyroid
Dr Flechas fibromyalgia

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