July 5, 2015

Iodine Deficiency Risk Factors

Posted in FYI, NUTRIENTS, SILENT ISSUES tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 8:18 pm by PCOSLady

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iodine_deficiency

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RISK FACTORS ~ May Lead To Iodine Deficiency

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Following is a list of potential risk factors that may lead to iodine deficiency:

  1. Low dietary iodine
  2. Selenium deficiency
  3. Pregnancy
  4. Exposure to radiation
  5. Increased intake/plasma levels of goitrogens, such as calcium
  6. Gender (higher occurrence in women)
  7. Smoking tobacco
  8. Alcohol (reduced prevalence in users)
  9. Oral contraceptives (reduced prevalence in users)
  10. Perchlorates
  11. Thiocyanates
  12. Age (for different types of iodine deficiency at different ages)

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In the U.S., the use of iodine has decreased over concerns of overdoses since mid-20th century, and the iodine antagonists bromine, perchlorate and fluoride have become more ubiquitous. In particular, around 1980 the practice of using potassium iodate as dough conditioner in bread and baked goods was gradually replaced by the use of other conditioning agents such as bromide .

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SITES:

…. Goitrogens And Thyroid Health — The Good News!
https://www.womentowomen.com/thyroid-health/goitrogens-and-thyroid-health-the-good-news/
~  Women to Women by Dr Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN, NP
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…. EPA: Fact Sheet: Final Regulatory Determination for Perchlorate
http://water.epa.gov/drink/contaminants/unregulated/upload/FactSheet_PerchlorateDetermination.pdf

~ Perchlorate is both a naturally occurring and man-made chemical that is used to produce rocket fuel, fireworks, flares and explosives. Perchlorate can also be present in bleach and in some fertilizers.

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…. Wikipedia … Thiocyanate

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/

~ Thiocyanate (also known as rhodanide) is the anion [SCN]. It is the conjugate base of thiocyanic acid. Common derivatives include the colourless salts …

Potassium thiocyanate – ‎Thiocyanic acid – ‎Sodium thiocyanate – ‎Mercury(II)

~ Thiocyanate overload and thyroid disease.

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…. Bromide
https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=bromide

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….  Bromide Toxicity

https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=bromide+toxicity

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…. Avoid This if You Want to Keep Your Thyroid Healthy – Mercola

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2009/09/05/another-poison-hiding-in-your-environment.aspx

~   Sep 5, 2009 – bromine, bromide, endocrine disruptor, toxin, toxic, thyroid Bromides are a common endocrine disruptor. Because bromide is also a halide, … Bromines are common endocrine disruptors and can be found in a number of places in your everyday world, including pesticides, plastics (used to make computer), bakery goods, soda, medications, fire retardants, and bromine-based hot tub and swimming pool treatments.

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….  Selenium Deficiency

http://www.healthambition.com/symptoms-of-selenium-deficiency/

~ 6 Symptoms of Selenium Deficiency and How to Avoid Them

~ Some studies have shown supplementing with selenium may reduce your cancer risk, especially lung cancer, colorectal cancer, bladder cancer and prostate cancer in men.

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….  Fluoride
https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=fluoride

~   Brand names: Aquafresh, Biotene, PerioMed, Fluor-a-day, Kolorz, Ludent, Gingimed, ControlRx, Dawnmist, CaviRinse, OrthoWash, Amerfresh, FluoriSHIELD, Xylashield, Vortex, Apatite, Dentree, Omni
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….  Sodium Fluoride vs Calcium Fluoride
https://www.google.com/search?q=sodium+fluoride+vs+calcium+fluoride&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8

~  The synthetic industrial version is called sodium fluoride. … the negative affects of sodium fluoride vs. the natural existing calcium fluoride.
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….   Fluoride Articles
http://fluoride.mercola.com/

~  Dr Mercola … Several studies showed lowered scores on cognition and IQ for those showing it. But there’s more trouble – cancer, thyroid problems, kidney disease, fractures, and ADHD…

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June 13, 2015

CANDIDA (YEAST) SYMPTOMS

Posted in FUNGAL, THE AMERICAN PARASITE, YEAST tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 6:14 pm by PCOSLady

Yeast ~ YOU have it in you! From birth, vaccines, foods, antibiotics, pesticides, hormones, etc...

Yeast ~ YOU have it in you! From birth, vaccines, foods, antibiotics, pesticides, hormones, etc…

CYCLE of YEAST in YOU

PCOS LADY:
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Amanda of Night Owl Kitchen caught my eye two months ago when she posted What is Candida? Looking at the symptoms I had to add her blog here and the site for everyone… Thank you Amanda!
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Blog: Night Owl Kitchen
https://nightowlkitchenblog.wordpress.com/
~ Visit her blog and follow her for she makes recipes you may have to try!
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Site: Candida MD
http://candidamd.com/candida/symptoms.html
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I’m so happy Dr Humiston mentions all these symptoms are not normal for anyone! The medical world has drilled in us it is normal, we are to accept all of it, etc…
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The medical world wants us to accept “IT” as normal…
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I say NO! I want everyone to realize you can get healthy and reverse many symptoms and a lot of damage once you rid and correct the problem(s) in YOU!
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http://candidamd.com/candida/symptoms.html
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CANDIDA (YEAST) SYMPTOMS
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By Dr John E. Humiston, MD
Here is a list of symptoms and conditions that commonly occur in people with Candida overgrowth. Most all of these same symptoms typically improve or disappear with effective treatment for Candida.
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Some of the symptoms listed may sound “normal,” because the Candida problem is so common in the modern world. Some are led to say, when they review this list, “Doesn’t that describe everybody?” It must be emphasized that none of these symptoms are part of normal health. When too many people around us are ill, strange symptoms may become common, but that does not make them normal. Many of the things listed — such as asthma, diabetes, epidemic obesity, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, ADD/ADHD, autism, panic attacks and others — were virtually non-existent (or at least much less common) before the 1970s. They became much too common as a consequence of various factors, including: widespread overuse of antibiotics starting in the 1950s; increased availability of chlorinated swimming pools; much increased use of pesticides, hormones and antibiotics in the food supply; the advent of the birth control pill; and the addition since the 1990s of barley malt into nearly every baked food (cereals, crackers, cookies) and of high-fructose corn syrup as a sweetener in beverages.

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A person with Candida overgrowth may have only 2-3 of these symptoms, or may identify with many.
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MENTAL ~ EMOTIONAL ~ NERVOUS SYSTEM:
~ Headaches and migraine headaches
~ Depression
~ Sleep problems — difficulty falling asleep, or waking up in the middle of the night with a mind that won’t calm down (typically between 1 and 3 am)
~ Irritability and confusion
~ Poor memory
~ Anxiety attacks, panic attacks
~ Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
~ Heart beating too fast or irregularly
~ Sexual problems — impotence or lack of desire, or excessive sexuality
~ Attention deficit, hyperactivity (ADD/ADHD)
~ Dizziness
~ Numbness
~ Feeling of floating or not quite being in your body
~ Indecisiveness, difficulty organizing and cleaning messy areas
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DIGESTIVE SYSTEM:
~ Cravings for sugar, chocolate, milk, cheese, vinegar, pickles, alcohol, bread, nuts or fruit
~ “Metabolic syndrome” which includes the following: large abdomen (“beer belly”), adult-onset diabetes, high cholesterol or triglycerides, high blood pressure
~ “Beer belly,” also called truncal obesity — excess weight centered around the abdomen
~ Acid reflux/GERD (heartburn)
~ Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)
~ Bloating, flatulence or abdominal pain
~ Rectal itching
~ Constipation and/or diarrhea
~ Excessively thin or anorexic/bulimic
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SKIN ~ EYES ~ HAIR:
~ Skin and nail fungal infections (current or past), including: athlete’s foot, vaginal yeast infections, fungal toenails, ringworm, jock itch, tinea versicolor or itchy eyelids
~ Skin problems like eczema, rashes, psoriasis
~ Prematurely graying hair
~ Pupils always dilated
~ Unusually green eyes, or eye color has turned greenish
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IMMUNE DISORDERS:
~ Asthma and allergies
~ Recurring infections — colds, ears, bladder, sinus
~ Autoimmune disease (lupus, hypothyroidism, arthritis, others)
~ Penicillin allergy
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WHOLE BODY:
~ Fatigue
~ Muscle or joint pain, fibromyalgia
~ Cold feet, cold hands, sometimes cold nose
~ Sweating, especially at night
~ Uncomfortable at any temperature
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WOMEN’s HEALTH ISSUES:
~ Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
~ Endometriosis (chronic pelvic pain)
~ Infertility (female), some miscarriages, toxemia of pregnancy (preeclampsia)
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SYMPTOMS SEEN PARTICULARLY IN CHILDREN ~ up to about 8 years old:
~ Early allergy to foods like milk
~ Infections as a baby
~ Child had or has frequent ear infections, tonsillitis, strep throat or bladder infections, especially if these infections were treated with antibiotics
~ Cravings for milk, cheese, yogurt, macaroni and cheese, or peanut butter
~ Asthma
~ “Drama king” or “drama queen” — complains quite vocally and often
~ Poor sleep patterns — difficulty going to sleep, sleeps too lightly or has frequent nightmares, and wakes up too early (or sometimes too late)
~ Too thin or overweight
~ Attention deficit with or without hyperactivity (ADD/ADHD)
~ Aggressive, poor social interactions, can’t stop moving, frequent fights or arguments, frequent crying
~ Autism
~ Pale complexion, dark circles under the eyes
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Two points should be understood with regard to the above list of signs and symptoms of Candida overgrowth. First, while all of the symptoms listed are definitely seen in Candida patients and evidence indicates Candida causes or strongly contributes to the development of these problems, there are other contributing factors that can also bring about some of these problems (such as mercury or other metal toxicity, consistent excess electromagnetic field exposure, underlying viral infections, petrochemical exposure, etc.). Second, treatment for Candida alone will usually bring about significant improvement in these symptoms, but will not be adequate in all cases to restore health. Often additional treatments aimed at improving liver, adrenal or thyroid function, or correcting immune and allergic problems, are necessary to regain health.

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BY: The clinical facts and observations concerning Candida overgrowth presented here come from the research and clinical experience of John E. Humiston, M.D., a family practice physician who has worked with over a thousand Candida patients.

May 1, 2013

Mercury Poisoning Symptoms Lists

Posted in MINERALS, MORGELLONS~NCS, QUICK PRINTS tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 9:50 pm by PCOSLady

PCOS Lady:
Everyone please read and note the symptoms and medical conditions here… Your government and doctors have been lying to you for decades on it all! All making money off of “YOU”!
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Copy the symptoms, make two copies, one for you and your doctor and check off your symptoms…
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MERCURY POISONING SYMPTOMS
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http://www.life123.com/health/first-aid/food-poisoning/mercury-poisoning-symptoms.shtml
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By: Aysha Schurman
Mercury poisoning symptoms are rather hard to ignore. The poison will affect the entire body, not just a single area. The exact symptoms can change from person to person, but left untreated, severe mercury poisoning can be deadly.
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What Is Mercury?
Mercury is a naturally occurring metal that exists all around us. It can be highly dangerous in large quantities and poisonous to most living organisms. Mercury can be found in the air, water and soil. It is silver colored, but odorless and tasteless. There are three forms of mercury that can cause poisoning: elemental, inorganic and organic.
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Mercury Poisoning Symptoms
In large quantities, mercury is deadly. It not only causes many severe symptoms, it can compromise the immune system. So in addition to symptoms from the poisoning, you can contract other diseases and other symptoms due to the mercury poisoning. This sometimes makes mercury poisoning hard to identify and treat.
What mercury poisoning symptoms you present can depend entirely on what type of mercury you were exposed to. Symptoms can range from loss of teeth, hives or fever to rashes, skin lesions or a metallic taste.
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Psychological disturbances: ~ mood swings ~ anxiety ~ anger ~ depression ~ memory loss ~ irritability
Neurological disturbances: ~ dizziness ~ twitching ~ headaches ~ tremors
Gastrointestinal disturbances: ~ diarrhea ~ stomach cramps ~ other gastrointestinal problems
Respiratory disturbances: ~ emphysema ~ shallow breathing ~ a constant cough
Cardiovascular disturbances: ~ chest pains ~ weak pulse ~ an irregular heartbeat
Basic sense disturbances: ~ impaired vision ~ speech ~ hearing ~ coordination
Oral disturbances: ~ loss of teeth ~ gum discoloration ~ gum bleeding ~ a metallic taste
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Mercury Poisoning Treatment
The exact treatment needed for mercury poisoning depends on the type of mercury you are exposed to. At the very least you will need to visit your doctor if you suspect you have mercury poisoning. It’s likely you will be admitted to the hospital for several different treatments and medications if the mercury poisoning is anything other than very minor.
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http://www.claybaths.com.au/mercury_poisoning_test.html
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Head: ~ headaches ~ migraines ~ stuffy sinuses ~ vision problems ~ hearing difficulties ~ memory loss ~ lack of concentration ~ insomnia
Mouth & Throat: ~ chronic hoarseness ~ sore throats ~ cols sores ~ bleeding gums ~ painful gums ~ swollen glands in throat ~ thyroid problems
Chest & Cardiovascular: ~ asthma ~ bronchitis ~ chest pains ~ irregular heartbeat ~ tachycardia ~ high blood pressure
Stomach & G.I. Tract: ~ bloating ~ constipation ~ Crohn’s Disease ~ diarrhea ~ gastrointestinal problems ~ IBS – Irritable Bowel Syndrome ~ Stomach Ulcers (Helicobacter Pylorii)
Kidneys & Bladder: ~ frequent urination ~ bladder infections
Neuromuscular: ~ muscle tremors ~ numbness anywhere
Sensitivties: ~ allergies ~ skin disorders ~ dry, peeling skin at fingers
Metabolism: ~ lack of energy
Apparent Personality Traits: ~ anxiety ~ bad temper ~ depression ~ dizziness ~ fatigue ~ irritability ~ nervousness
Major Signs of Mercury Toxicity: ~ metallic taste in mouth ~ metallic smell in urine ~ metallic smell in feces
Have You Ever Had: ~ kidney disease ~ kidney failure ~ Multiple Sclerosis ~ ALS (Lou Gerhrig’s Disease) ~ SLE (Systemic Lupus Erythemotosus) ~ FM (Fibromyalgia) ~ CFIDS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome)
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http://www.peak-health-now.com/mercury_toxicity_symptoms.html
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Brain and Nervous System Problems: Neurological symptoms are one of the most common signs of Hg (mercury) poisoning. Mercury accumulates very easily in nerve tissue. ~ Senility ~ tremors ~ depression ~ brain fog ~ memory loss
More Complete List of Neurological Symptoms: ~ Balance problems ~ hearing loss ~ vertigo (dizziness) ~ compromised thinking ability ~ Bell’s Palsy ~ shingles ~ epilepsy ~ motor neuron disease (ALS) ~ muscle twitching ~ convulsions ~ Lou Gahrig’s Disease ~ Multiple Sclerosis
Dental Disorders and Oral Problems: ~ loosening of teeth ~ bleeding gums ~ alveolar (tooth socket) bone loss ~ abnormal excess pigmentation of gums – ‘amalgam tattoo of gums.’
Oral disorders: ~ burning mouth and tongue ~ foul breath ~ burning and tingling of lips and face, mouth & tongue sores ~ ulcerations.
Head and Neck: ~ dizziness ~ metallic taste in mouth ~ ringing in the ears ~ speech pathologies ~ glaucoma ~ dim vision ~ blurred vision.
Digestive Disturbances and Food Allergies: ~ severe food allergies ~ poor digestion ~ chronic fatigue ~ brain fog ~ joint pain ~ muscle aches ~ skin rashes ~ vision problems ~ etc…
Food Allergies: ~ fatigue after eating ~ breathing difficulties ~ bronchial inflammation & congestion ~ muscle & joint pain
Gastrointestinal problems resulting from Hg burden include: Food allergies (especially dairy or eggs), compromised liver function ~ gallbladder problems ~ chronic constipation &/or diarrhea ~ abdominal cramps ~ diverticulitis ~ leaky gut syndrome
Cardiovascular and Circulatory Disorders: ~ heart arrhythmias, abnormal high or low blood pressure ~ unexplained elevated cholesterol or triglycerides ~ heart attack ~ tachycardia (racing heart) ~ angina ~ heart & chest pains ~ heart murmur ~ partial heart block ~ endocarditis
Skin Rashes: ~ Psoriasis and other types of rashes ~ excessive itching ~ rough skin texture ~ genital itching & sores, flushed red areas on skin ~ acne ~ can all result from Hg poisoning
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NOTE: Recently, there has been plenty of publicity about the mercury contained in vaccines in the form of ‘Thieromosol.’
*You may also want to remember that vaccines for your dog or cat also contain thieromosol!
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http://www.claybaths.com.au/professional/mercury_poisoning_info.html
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Symptoms & Diseases Of Mercury Toxicity
The symptoms of mercury toxicity are lengthy, but we will attempt to bring you a list derived from several different sources:
~ Gastrointestinal problems ~ nervous system problems ~ fever ~ chills ~ fatigue ~ headache ~ insomnia ~ loss of sex drive ~ depression ~ numbness & tingling in hands ~ irritability ~ tremors ~ learning difficulties ~ irregular heartbeat ~ chest pains ~ sore & bleeding gums ~ immune suppression ~ birth defects ~ infertility ~ kidney/brain damage ~ anxiety ~ sensitive tongue ~ metallic taste in the mouth ~ allergies ~ dizziness ~ cataracts ~ insomnia ~ kidney damage ~ memory loss ~ nervousness ~ paralysis ~ seizures ~ vision loss ~ weakness ~ hearing loss ~ heart problems ~ chronic constipation ~ recurring diarrhea ~ parasites & fungus disorders ~ abnormal blood readings (MORE red blood cells than needed ~ lesions of the skin ~ hypersensitivity ~ restlessness ~ inability to relate to other people ~ poor coordination ~ brain fog (memory problems) ~ monologue talking ~ sometimes for extremely long periods of time ~ difficulties in breathing ~ retinal bleeding ~ loss of interest in life ~ reduced capacity for work ~ vertigo ~ facial paralysis ~ a painful pull at the lower jaw towards the collar bone ~ joint pains ~ pains in lower back ~ weakness of muscles ~ pressure ~ pains ~ “needles” at lymph nodes under arms and in groin ~ also in the liver region ~ increased need for sleep ~ a gray ring around the cornea of the eye ~ feeling of being old ~ emotional problems ~ lack of concentration ~ a feeling of being disconnected from God…
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Diseases related to mercury poisoning are: ~ Alzheimer’s ~ all kinds of cancer ~ epilepsy ~ arthritis ~ pneumonia ~ bronchitis ~ gingivitis ~ neuralgia ~ Parkinson’s ~ Multiple Sclerosis ~ lupus ~ lymphoma ~ ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) ~ leukemia ~ sinusitis ~ chronic asthma ~ hypertension ~ ADD (attention deficit disorder) ~ Chrohn’s Disease ~ Candidiasis (binds to mercury) ~ glomerulonephritis (disease of the kidneys) ~ autism (from mercury in vaccines) ~ SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) ~ anemia ~ dermatitis ~ eczema ~ psoriaisis ~ Bruxism (grinding teeth) ~ Fibromyalgia ~ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFIDS) ~ insomnia ~ Epstein Barr…
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The following is from the Journal of Advancement in Medicine, Volume 11, Number 1, Spring 1998 by James P. Frackelton, MD, FACAM, and R. Lyle Christensen, PhD. taken from their table…
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Signs and Symptoms of Toxicity from Mercury Exposure
Acute: ~ interstitial pnemonitis ~ bronchitis ~ tightness or pain in chest ~ coughing ~ metallic taste ~ nausea ~ abdominal pain ~ vomiting diarrhea ~ headache ~ dark line of mercury sulfide on gums ~ teeth loosen ulcers on lips and cheeks ~ develop psychopathologic symptoms & muscle tremors
Chronic: ~ mouth and face: inflammation ~ tender gums ~ gingivitis ~ teeth loosen with alveolar destruction ~ increased or decreased salivation ~ stomatitis & tongue tremors ~ nasal irritation ~ epistaxis ~ disturbances of taste and smell ~ loss of appetite ~ facial pallor.
Neuralgic: ~ tremor of eyelids & extracular muscles ~ fingers, arms & legs; neuralgia ~ paresthesias ~ ataxia ~ exaggerated knee jerks & altered plantar reflexes ~ vasomotor: perspiration & blushing ~ personality changes ~ erethism ~ irritability ~ irascibility ~ criticalness ~ excitability ~ melancholy ~ depression ~ shyness ~ timidity ~ moroseness ~ fatigue ~ weakness ~ drowsiness ~ memory defect.
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QUOTES:
“Mercury poisoning is impaired oxidation. It’s like having an invisible cord around your neck that’s strangling you, but you can’t feel that the cord is there. (The strangulations) is biochemical, but the principal is the same: mercury reduces the amount of oxygen that you get.”
Dr. Alfred Zamm, M.D., F.A.C.P. “…
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“Slow healing” is in part a result of zinc deficiency. Mercury interferes with zinc metabolism.”
“Chronic fatigue” is a result of insufficient oxygen to the cells. Mercury interferes with the ability of hemoglobin to transport oxygen” and “…..ringing in the ears” is related to manganese deficiency. Mercury interferes with manganese metabolism.”
It’s All In Your Head, by Hal A. Huggins, DDS
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“Mercury is associated with 258 different symptoms and copper with over 100. Almost all my patients who had their mercury-based fillings removed show moderate to dramatic improvement in their health in usually less than one month.”
Dr. David J. Nickel, O.M.D., L.Ac of Santa Monica California (from Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia & Environmental Illness, by Burton Goldberg.
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“Research has demonstrated that the body’s tissues – especially in the brain, kidneys, jaw, lungs, gastrointestinal tract, and liver -absorb and store mercury.”
Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia & Environmental Illness, by Burton Goldberg
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“After he underwent a root canal at the age of 15, Earl suffered severe fatigue and anxiety. At 28, he had a nervous breakdown. At the age of 32, suffering from fatigue, anger, anxiety, back problems, low blood sugar, nervousness, ringing in his ears, concentration loss, and prematurely graying hair, he consulted acupuncturist. Dr. David J. Nickel, O.M.D., L.Ac. of Santa Monica, California performed a mercury vapor analysis on Earl’s teeth and found that the level of toxic fumes from Earl’s six mercury amalgam fillings was 42 times higher than the Environmental Protection Agency’s maximum allowable limit.
He was put on supplements and there was significant improvement in his metabolic rate and blood sugar levels, he had all six mercury amalgams and his root canal tooth removed. Earl said, “I don’t remember when I have ever felt so good.”
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http://www.proliberty.com/observer/20070701.htm
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Mercury poisoning: Are you affected?
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FACTS:
Mercury amalgams (silver fillings)
* Most mercury amalgams are composed of approximately 50% mercury, 35% silver and 15% tin, copper and/or zinc. * Mercury is the major ingredient amounting to about one-half gram per amalgam. In the words of Professor Boyd Haley of the University of Kentucky, that is a “colossal” amount of mercury in scientific terms—as much, in fact, as is in a thermometer. A teenager with six fillings has six mercury thermometers worth of mercury in his or her mouth.
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It should be noted that the more copper present in the amalgam, the more mercury vapor is released proportionally.
• Mercury atoms are continually released into the mouth with 80% absorbed by the lungs.
• Each and every amalgam daily releases on the order of 10 micrograms of mercury into the body (i.e. 3,000,000,000,000,000 mercury atoms per day).
• More than 2/3 of the excretable mercury in humans is derived from amalgams.
• People exposed to mercury on a sustained basis are at risk of lowered fertility.
• Mercury crosses the maternal placenta into the tissue of a developing fetus.
• Mercury immediately and continually challenges kidney function.
• Mercury can enhance the prevalence of multiple antibiotic resistant intestinal bacteria.
• Dentists, who collectively use 300 metric tons of mercury in amalgams each year and who often have two to five times the typical concentration of mercury in their urine, experience subtle neural and behavioral anomalies. 2,3
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Vaccines
A very controversial source of mercury is vaccines, second only to mercury amalgams in terms of primary sources of mercury toxicity. Thimerosal (49.6% ethyl mercury) has been used as a preservative and adjuvant in most vaccines since 1931. After the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) went into effect in October 1,1988, citizens who were injured by a vaccine or vaccines could not sue the manufacturer directly but had to first file a claim with VICP.
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Symptoms:
Following is a brief summary of common ailments that can occur as a result of mercury poisoning.
Central Nervous System: Anxiety ~ depression ~ irritability ~ panic attacks ~ loss of memory (particularly short-term memory / forgetfulness) ~ decline in intellect ~ inability to concentrate ~ fearfulness ~ restlessness ~ lack of motivation / extreme procrastination ~ exaggerated response to stimulation ~ emotional instability / moodiness ~ withdrawal ~ suicidal tendencies ~ numbness and tingling of hands, feet, fingers, toes, or lips ~ fine tremors / trembling of hands, feet, lips, eyelids, or tongue ~ dizziness ~ acute or chronic vertigo ~ poor balance
Oral Cavity: Bleeding gums ~ loose teeth ~ canker sores ~ ulceration of the gums ~ tongue ~ or palate ~ metallic taste ~ excessive salivation ~ bad breath (halitosis) ~ swollen tongue /inflammation of the mouth ~ coated tongue ~ dark spots on gums ~ bone loss around teeth ~ chronic tonsillitis
Gastrointestinal: Food sensitivities, especially to milk and eggs; abdominal cramps ~ weak appetite ~ chronic constipation / diarrhea ~ malabsorption ~ leaky gut ~ gastroenteritis (inflammation of the mucous membrane of the stomach and intestines) ~ frequent or recurring nausea ~ frequent or recurring heartburn ~ reflux
Endocrine: Cold ~ clammy skin ~ especially hands and feet ~ low body temperature ~ hypoglycemia ~ hypothyroidism ~ hypoadrenalism ~ headaches ~ insomnia ~ constant fatigue ~ fertility problems ~ diminished sex drive ~ menstrual cycle problems / Pre-Menstrual Syndrome (PMS) ~ night sweats ~ weight loss ~ excessive urination / frequent urination during the night
Musculoskeletal: Tender ~ sore muscles; joint pain ~ swelling ~ stiffness; muscle cramps ~ twitching ~ low-back pain ~ muscle weakness
Immunological: Candida or other yeast infections, allergies, asthma, repeated infections / suppressed immune function.
Cardiovascular: Heart racing (tachycardia) / palpitations / irregular heartrate ~ feeble or irregular pulse (arrhythmia) ~ pain and/or pressure in chest (angina) ~ elevated homocysteine ~ anemia ~ changes in blood pressure ~ clotting problems – leading to easy bleeding and bruising
Head / Eyes: Sinusitis ~ rhinitis / nasal congestion ~ unusually persistent cough ~ intermittent blurred distance / vision disturbances ~ reduced peripheral vision / tunnel vision ~ bulging eyes (proptosis) ~ photophobic (pain / sensitivity to bright light) ~ difficulty focusing on close objects (convergence difficulties) ~ swollen lymph nodes in neck (or elsewhere in body) ~ tinnitus (ringing in ears) ~ hearing loss ~ unexplained pain in ear canals
Skin / Hair / Nails: Dry skin ~ male / female hair loss; dryer, thinner, slower-growing hair ~ dermatitis Eczema / psoriasis ~ unexplained sores on skin ~ unexplained rashes ~ excessive itching ~ flushing or reddening of the skin ~ particularly on the face and neck
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Other Diseases / Syndromes
Associated with Mercury Toxicity
Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) ~ Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS, or Lou Gerhrig’s Disease) ~ Ankylosing Spondylitis (arthritis / inflammation of the spine) ~ Arthritis ~ Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) ~ Autism ~ Autoimmune disease (e.g., Sjogren’s syndrome ~ Graves disease ~ Myasthenia Gravis, etc.) ~ Candida / yeast-overgrowth syndrome ~ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) ~ Colitis ~ Crohn’s disease ~ Fibromyalgia (FM) ~ Gastritis ~ Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) ~ Kidney disease ~ learning disabilities ~ Manic-Depressive Disorder ~ Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS) / Environmental Illness (EI) ~ Multiple Sclerosis (MS) ~ Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) ~ Panic disorders ~ Parkinson’s Disease ~ Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) / juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) ~ Schizophrenia spectrum disorders ~ Scleroderma ~ Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE).
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Read the complete posting at their site….

April 5, 2013

Autism

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

Thanks to: http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/aspartame/
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PCOS Lady:
The Aspartame group has informative information everyone needs to know if you care about your health… I have posted a few articles from them…
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Dr Paul Thomas explains how aspartame effects you and mothers to be with their unborn babies…
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http://www.drpaul. md/
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Office Phone: 503.643.2100
Fax: 503.643.7300
Advice Nurse: 503.643.2100
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Mailing:
11790 SW Barnes Rd, Blg. A, Suite 140
Portland, OR 97225
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General Office:
office@integrativep ediatricsonline. com
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New Patient:
new@integrativepedi atricsonline.com
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Paul Thomas, M.D., FAAP
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Dr. Paul Thomas was born in Portland Oregon, grew up in Southern Africa, speaks some Shona and Spanish and is married with ten children (seven adopted).
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He has been active in pediatric programs at St. Vincent’ s Hospital and Emanuel Children’ s Hospital and is at times clinical faculty at OHSU in Portland, Oregon.
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Dr. Thomas is a Christian and will show equal respect to the emotional and spiritual needs of children of all faiths.
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He has masters in biology, M.D. from Dartmouth Medical School and pediatric residency at UCSD, and is a board-certified fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Thomas is also board-certified in Integrative and Holistic Medicine.
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He started the Pediatric After-hours Clinic (now Pediatric ER) at Emanuel Children’ s Hospital where he also taught medical students and residents from 1988-1993. He took health care to the migrant farm workers in partnership with Northwest Medical Teams.
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He was a full-time pediatrician at Westside Pediatrics from 1993 until 2008 when he opened his own practice: Integrative Pediatrics, LLC.
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He was named Top Family Doctor in America by Ladies Home Journal in 2004, and awarded “Top Pediatrician In America” in 2006, 2009, and 2012 by Castle Connoly.
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Dr Thomas also opened Fair Start (a medical detox clinic) in February of 2009, and Pediatric Urgent Care in November of that same year.
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Current interests include preventative health, coordination with alternative health concepts and management of sick children. In addition to pediatrics, he enjoys his role as husband and dad.
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Dr Thomas (affectionately known as Dr Paul) is now on a mission to educate the public on the issues of toxins in the environment and in vaccines, and brings general pediatric and controversial topics to his patients in person and to the world on YouTube and his blogs.
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He is not against vaccines, but wants to guide people to vaccinate in as safe a manner possible and encourage the vaccine industry to improve the safety of the vaccines we currently have and develop safer options in the future. Visit DrPaul.md
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4 excellent posts on April 2 and 3, 2013, on autism research:
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Autism – Dietary Treatments (2013 update)
Posted on April 2, 2013
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[image: autismrainbow] In 2002 I attended my first DAN! (Defeat Autism Now!) conference. Here in my hometown of Portland, Oregon, I sat in the back of a room filled with 1000 parents and about 100 physicians and providers, and I had tears rolling down my face as I realized we had poisoned a generation. My own children have been affected, to various degrees, by my own ignorance, and our unique genetic vulnerability. As parents we want the best for our children. We look to our society and governmental agencies and academies to protect us by having appropriate regulations. I am sad to report that the very institutions that you would think are there to protect us from environmental toxins and industry practices that would harm our children, are either turning a blind eye, or worse yet, are
infiltrated with industry funded experts who can tilt the agenda and distort the facts.
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Autism is just the tip of the iceberg. For every autistic child there are hundreds with ADD, ADHD, anxiety, depression, developmental delays, hyper-sensitivities etc., all now epidemic and “unexplained”. The explanation is toxins, toxins, and more toxins. We are adding toxins to those who are genetically vulnerable (we all are vulnerable but some of us more than others). The toxins at the top of the list are Aspartame, tobacco, heavy metals, pesticides, BPA, (bisphenol found in polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins). The topic of this blog is not the causes but what you can do nutritionally once you are faced with autism or any neurological challenge.
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The summary linked below outlines many areas that deserve a try if your child is suffering:
http://autism. asu.edu/Docs/ 2013/Summary_ of_Treatments_ for_Autism- 2013.pdf
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*The keys in this summary are:*
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1. *Eat healthy* (organic, no GMO, no plastics, no aspartame).
2. *Test for food sensitivities* and avoid foods your child is sensitive to (usually at least gluten and dairy).
3. Certain *vitamins* and nutrients are key. Everyone in North America needs more *Vitamin D*. See the list they provide for dietary requirements and aim for the upper limit.
4. *Omega-3* fish oil is beneficial.
5. *Enzymes* to help with digestion can be helpful.
6. *Carnitine* is a vitamin that help get energy into the cell. Most children can take 125-250 mg twice a day. Liquid forms may need a prescription.
7. *Melatonin* can help with the immune system, should generally be given before bed, and can help with sleep. Dosage is 1/2 to 3 mg before bed.
8. *Thyroid* function should be assessed. Low thyroid function is very detrimental to brain development and energy. Have them check *TSH, free T3 and free T4*.
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Parents, it is absolutely up to you to keep good notes and records of what you try, when, and what you feel happened. As a physician who helps many families, I cannot possibly remember what I have tried on each child. You should keep pushing me, if I’m your doctor, or your physician if I am not, and say “this is what I have tried, this is what helped, what else can we try?”
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Blessings, Dr. Paul

August 28, 2012

Top 100+ Misdiagnosed Diseases

Posted in MISDIAGNOSED tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 7:59 pm by PCOSLady

MISDIAGNOSED
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PCOS Lady:
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I have a real issue with doctors and medical personnel today…
Most lack common sense, the right training, the dedication for caring, the thirst to know, the desire in caring people get well!
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Doctors take an oath to 1st do no harm then to prevent disease where they can… The oath has been changed three times over the years, seems to their benefit… But 1st do no harm is still listed!
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Doctors: (most doctors)
~ not being properly tested on the human body functioning as a whole…
~ not completing their internships…
~ not treating the cause just caring to treat symptoms… (new symptom = another drug, etc…)
~ not looking outside the listed treatments for new and alternative ways…
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Drug companies know there will be more over medication, misdiagnosed, not diagnosed and malpractice going on due to doctors not completing their internships cause of demand today!
~ Malpractice attorneys are real busy and winning today!
~ Those firms are seeking physicians and physician assistants to be expert witnesses, etc… (Current and retired)
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SYMPTOMS COUNT!
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All your symptoms count… your medical history counts! Having a doctor that knows and actually cares are crucial in getting a proper diagnosis… “YOU” have the right to a second opinion! Your insurance should cover this for you…
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Many doctors today are not considering all your symptoms!
~ Write your symptoms down…
~ Keep track of when they start, how long, what happens, what triggered them, etc…
~ RESEARCH your symptoms online… Sites, blogs, forums, research documents, etc…
~ Educate yourself on your medical issue(s) and condition(s)…
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http://www.rightdiagnosis.com/top-100/index.html
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TOP 100+ MISDIAGNOSED DISEASES
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There are numerous medical conditions that are known to be overlooked in diagnosis, misdiagnosed as another disease, or diagnosed too often.
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~ ADHD
~ ADHD in Adults
~ Hypertension (High blood pressure)
~ High cholesterol
~ Diabetes
~ Asthma
~ Allergies
~ COPD
~ Emphysema
~ Lung cancer
~ Breast cancer
~ Colon cancer
~ Bipolar disorder
~ Depression
~ Crohn’s Disease
~ Ulcerative colitis
~ Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
~ Irritable bowel disease (IBS)
~ Celiac disease
~ Metabolic syndrome
~ Heart disease
~ Heart attack
~ Chronic pain syndromes
~ Fibromyalgia
~ GERD
~ Barrett’s esophagitis
~ Rheumatoid arthritis
~ Lupus
~ Lyme Disease
~ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
~ Whooping Cough (Pertussis)
~ Von Willebrand’s disease
~ Hemochromatosis
~ Wilson’s disease
~ PCOS
~ Mycoplasma
~ Appendicitis
~ HIV/AIDS
~ Type 1 Diabetes
~ Pancreatitis
~ Gallstones
~ Sinusitis
~ Ankylosing spondylitis
~ Thyroid disorders
~ Hypothyroidism
~ Hyperthyroidism
~ Graves disease
~ Hashimoto’s thyroiditis
~ Adenoiditis
~ Psoriasis
~ Eczema
~ Cirrhosis of the liver
~ Hepatitis
~ Heart failure
~ MVP
~ Arrhythmias
~ Prostate cancer
~ Benign prostate enlargement
~ Ovarian cancer
~ Inflammatory breast cancer
~ Overactive bladder syndrome
~ Interstitial cystitis
~ Gestational hypertension
~ Eclampsia and Pre-eclampsia
~ Alzheimer’s disease
~ Impaired Glucose Tolerance (IGT)
~ Myelodysplastic syndromes (pre-leukemia)
~ Lactose intolerance
~ Anemia
~ Melanoma
~ Metabolic syndrome
~ Obstructive sleep apnea
~ Parkinson’s disease
~ Migraine
~ Osteoporosis
~ Chlamydia
~ MTBI
~ Hypoglycemia
~ Reactive hypoglycemia
~ Glaucoma
~ Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
~ Chronic bronchitis
~ Toxoplasmosis
~ Otosclerosis
~ Age-related macular degeneration
~ Aneurysm
~ Abdominal aortic aneurysm
~ Middle ear infection
~ Salmonella food poisoning
~ Cryptosporiosis
~ Peripheral Neuropathy
~ Menopause
~ Andropause
~ Rectal cancer
~ Acromegaly
~ Cushing’s syndrome
~ Addison’s disease
~ Carbon monoxide poisoning
~ Gonorrhea
~ Deep vein thrombosis
~ Pulmonary embolism
~ Meningitis
~ Meningococcal disease
~ Endocarditis
~ Hyperparathyroidism
~ Hypoparathyroidism
~ Diabetic gastroparesis
~ Diabetic diarrhea
~ Infectious diarrhea
~ Multiple sclerosis (MS)
~ Genital herpes
~ Chronic kidney disease
~ Narcolepsy
~ Brain tumor
~ Stroke
~ Long QT Syndrome
~ Epilepsy
~ Temporal lobe epilepsy
~ Muscular dystrophy
~ Mesothelioma
~ Autism
~ Asperger syndrome
~ Vitamin B12 deficiency
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SITES
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http://preventdisease.com/news/13/021213_The-7-Most-Prescribed-Drugs-In-The-World-And-Their-Natural-Counterparts.shtml
~ Prevent Disease … The 7 Most Prescribed Drugs In The World And Their Natural Counterparts …

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