April 19, 2012

Iron Deficiency

Posted in MINERALS tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 1:46 am by PCOSLady

Iron Deficiency
I know for a fact many women lack iron! Felt i should post the symptoms for you…
Pat Elliott, ND
~ anemia – anemia means a reduced number of red blood cells in the blood and is revealed on screening blood work as a reduced number of red blood cells (reduced RBC count and/or reduced hematocrit) In this type of anemia, the red blood cells are often microcytic (meaning the cells are smaller, which shows on bloodwork as a reduced “MCV”) and/or hypo chromic (meaning the cells have low hemoglobin content per cell, which shows on bloodwork as a low “MCHC” or “MCH”) Often the MCV and MCH/MCHC values begin to fall before the actual anemia begins to develop; these changes represent the body’s final attempts to continue producing red blood cells without an adequate supply of iron.
~ fatigue
~ poor physical endurance
~ excessive sleepiness
~ pale skin of face or hands, pale or bluish fingernails, pale inner eyelids
~ sore, inflamed tongue
~ lightheadedness or dizziness
~ feeling cold, easily chilled
~ irritability
~ depression, unhappiness or withdrawal
~ poor concentration and/or attention span
~ nervousness or fearfulness
~ poor coordination
~ itching, localized or generalized
~ shortness of breath
~ heavy menstrual flow
~ menstrual cramps
~ racing heart or heart skipping beats
~ poor appetite
~ poor nails: brittle, thin, flattened, ridged, or spoon-shaped
~ hair loss
~ frequent infections
~ desire to chew ice, sunflower seeds, raw noodles etc. or to eat inedible substances such as paint, dirt, or paper
~ inadequate response to thyroid hormone therapy
~ whites of eyes can have a blue hue
All meats (especially liver), eggs, clams, oysters, shrimp, dark green leafy vegetables, lima beans, navy beans, soy beans, kidney beans, split peas, green peas, dried peaches and apricots, raisins, potato, the cabbage/broccoli/cauliflower family of vegetables, nuts including peanuts, and blackstrap molasses.
~ Dr Flechas’ site … Help My Thyroid …
~ Dr. Jorge Flechas Says Iodine Deficiency Behind Many Of Today’s Health Complications

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March 26, 2012

Cleanse List

Posted in CLEANSE, Fibromyalgia, MINERALS tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 1:04 am by PCOSLady


Cleanse List
per Dr Glenn Gero
Quote: “Wellness is NOT A PART TIME JOB!” by Dr. Glenn Gero
~ Colon Cleanse
~ Heavy Metal Cleanse
~ Candida Cleanse
~ Kidney & Gall Bladder Cleanse
~ Liver Cleanse
~ Parasite Cleanse
– Repeat these every 3 years…
* F.Y.I:
~ Cleanses should only be done every three (3) years… Any sooner you destroy the good bacteria, etc… in your body… More medical problems are then possibly created!
~ Candida Cleanse is important if you have taken antibiotics… They leave a yeast residue in you which in years may flare up through your whole body! You will feel fatigued which progresses to lethargic then may end in death… Yeast clogs your liver, etc…
Hair Sample:
~ A hair strand test will reveal your mineral levels and many other things in you!
PCOS Lady highly suggests you have the hair strand tested by a naturalist or homeopathic doctor… You will know numerous things about “YOU”! It shows all mineral levels you have and what is needed, etc…
Bald and no hair, i am waiting on a friend to find out what he needs to do, etc…
~ Dr L Wilson … Find a Doctor near you for hair analysis…
~ I called a doctor near me and was told $149, 2 CD’s and a detailed report… She explained all your minerals have to be in line… Then you will not get sick!
* Hmmm! Doctors rarely ever check all your minerals and vitamins!!!!!
~ Renew Life … 1-800-830-1800 … They are kosher products…

March 17, 2012

Symptoms Circle

Posted in FYI, MINERALS tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 1:25 am by PCOSLady


The Vicious Circle of Symptoms
“Have you tried to alleviate health problems or physical ailments without success, or have you been given pills or treatments only to find that your symptoms remain?”
– Quote from Dr Decuypere…
I feel this is happening many times over today! I urge you to be “OPEN” minded to consider all possibilities out there… Medical options are modern, natural, homeopathic, Chinese, etc…
~ I always say “Go back to basics” when in trouble, etc…
~ Your body needs a breather from most pills after time… Go off them say for 30 days… Ask your doctor 1st depending on condition…
~ Your body also builds up an immunity to a pill over time… A switch for a while might be needed…
~ Remember to have your drug levels checked periodically as well… There are legal limits in the body on certain drugs! When over the legal limit new symptoms appear which many doctors will misdiagnose…
Minerals in you should be the first things checked… You need a base report to know where you are… Lack of a mineral causes medical conditions as do having an overage of a mineral in you…
Test: A hair sample is the best way i have heard of to check for almost everything in you… The report shows the good percentages and the lacking ones along with what you need… A naturalist doctor works on these results…
Fact: Doctors always test your blood… If a problem shows up in your blood, your body is starting to die inside…
Minerals should be tested first and periodically! As you know the body depends on them!
Doctors in med school are trained to only treat the symptoms, not the cause… Can you in vision the vicious circle? Some of you have experienced it in your parents, etc… Over medicated, person is almost a vegetable, loss of memory, $$$, etc…
~ US doctors study the body one part at a time then are tested on it… Never being tested on how the body works as one…
– Told to me by Dr Omar Amin, who travels the world researching parasites…
~ Doctors outside the US are trained to treat the body as a whole… They are tested at the end of their schooling on how the body functions as one living thing…
– This explains why doctors from abroad know more and “fix” us faster, etc…
Medical conditions begin and continue and get outta hand in time at times…
Minerals List:
Calcium ~ Copper ~ Iodine ~ Iron ~ Magnesium ~ Maganese ~ Phosphorus ~ Potassium ~ Selenium ~ Sodium ~ Zinc
Nutrients are important too!
Vicious Circle: Symptoms..Doctors..Diagnosis..Drugs..$$$$…repeat!
STOP the circle, help yourself by being healthier!
Sure you need help for some things, not all things!
Fact: You have to keep track of your symptoms, almost diagnose yourself online, talking to others, reading, etc… Your symptoms and medial history does matter!
FACT: IF you are being treated by your doctor for your symptoms/condition and over 3 weeks they do not begin to lesson or go away, you seriously need to be tested for parasites!
~ 8 of 10 times it is parasites!
~ The other minor %’s the doctor misdiagnosed or mistreated them…
Fact: Your new best friend is your pharmacist! They know the drugs, the reactions and interactions with drugs and the body! Sit down with all you take even over the counter drugs and truly learn alot about you and your doctor(s)!
~ Drugs… Look up any drug and read all about it…

~ * Mineral Chart… Dr Decuypere
http://www.healthalternatives2000.com/fruit- nutrition-chart.html
~ Nutrient Chart… Dr Decuypere
~ Dr. Glenn Gero, ND, MSc, MES, CES, CLC, Naturopath …
Holistic Naturopathic Center
~ Natural Remedies for PCOS and Insulin Resistance
~ Right Diagnosis… Extensive site in topics… Multiple symptom checker…
Extensive knowledge base of medical information on symptoms, diagnosis, and misdiagnosis of more than 20,000 medical conditions. Research causes of your symptoms or research treatments for diseases.
~ Rates doctors, physicians, hospitals, etc… Take a look…


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March 16, 2012

Iodine (the good and dificiencies)

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

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.
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.
Iodine Deficiency Symptoms
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.
Common symptoms that can occur with prolonged iodine deficiency include:

~ 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
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:
~ 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
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
Median Population Urinary Iodine Values and Iodine Nutrition
~ Read at http://www.thyroid.org/iodine-deficiency/
~ Thyroid Organization
~ Progressive Health Nutrceuticals
~ Better Medicine from Health Grades
~ Breast Cancer Choices… Interesting read…
~ Thyroid Organization
~ Dr Mercola … The Psychosis-Inducing Beverage Ingredient You’ve Probably Never Heard Of… January 11, 2012
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Magnesium (the good and deficiencies)

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

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!
This workhorse of a mineral plays many roles in your body, including:
~ 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
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.
Magnesium Deficiency Symptoms

~ Body Ecology
Because magnesium is active in so many different processes in your body, magnesium deficiency symptoms are varied and can include:
~ 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
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.
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.
~ Medline Plus… Good source of information…
~ Calm Natural
Google: magnesium deficiency symptoms

Epsom Salts – Medical Uses

Posted in MINERALS at 9:57 pm by PCOSLady

Medical uses of Epsom salts
Epsom salts is magnesium sulfate heptahydrate…
The uses of Epsom salts range from household cleaning ~ organic gardening ~ medical ~ beauty.
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.
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!
Google: Uses Epsom Salts

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