September 19, 2012

Magnesium ~ Epsom Salts

Posted in MINERALS tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 7:39 pm by PCOSLady

MAGNESIUM ~ EPSOM SALTS
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http://www.ehow.com/how_4887228_epsom-salt-number-of-ways.html
~ EHow …
Increase your magnesium levels in your body by soaking in Epsom salt bath water three times weekly. While it is extremely difficult to get enough magnesium in our systems through our diets, it is readily absorbs into our systems through our skin. Magnesium is needed by our bodies for many functions; however, a doctor should be consulted prior to extensive use, particularly for those with kidney problems. Magnesium works to activate many other enzymes our body needs.
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Magnesium is useful in the treatment of asthma, COPD, fibromyalgia, ADD, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes, angina, cardiac arrhythmia, congestive heart failure, fatigue, kidney stones, migraine and tension headaches, complications due to pregnancy and premenstrual syndrome. Our bodies cannot properly use serotonin without the assistance of magnesium. Serotonin is a natural chemical created within the brain responsible for feelings of well being and relaxation. So maybe there is something to that saying “Calgon take me away”?
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Importance of Magnesium is Far Greater than Previously Imagined
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/12/17/magnesium-benefits.aspx?e_cid=20121217_DNL_art_1
~ Dr Mercola … Importance of Magnesium is Far Greater than Previously Imagined… A number of studies have previously shown magnesium can benefit your blood pressure and help prevent sudden cardiac arrest, heart attack, and stroke. But its role in human health appears to be far more complex than previously thought, and—like vitamin D—its benefits may be more far-reaching than we’ve imagined. GreenMedInfo.com‘s database project has indexed over 100 health benefits of magnesium so far, including therapeutic benefits for: Fibromyalgia, Cardiovascular disease, Atrial fibrillation, Migraine, Type 2 diabetes, Aging, Premenstrual syndrome, Mortality… As you age: Age — older adults are more likely to be magnesium deficient because absorption decreases with age and the elderly are more likely to take medications that can interfere with absorption… Diabetes, especially if it’s poorly controlled, leading increased magnesium loss in urine…
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Read more: How to Use Epsom Salt in a Number of Ways | eHow.com … http://www.ehow.com/how_4887228_epsom-salt-number-of-ways.html#ixzz26votQLuH
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SITES
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Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), Complex Regional Pain
http://www.rsdfoundation.org/
~ International Research Foundation for RSD/ CRPS … Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, RSD, is a chronic neurological disease which affects millions of people here in the United States (US) and around the world.
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GOOGLE:
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April 19, 2012

Melatonin – Natural Hormone

Posted in MELATONIN tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 1:17 am by PCOSLady

PLEASE LAY DOWN... MY NERVES ARE WEARING THIN, ERRRR!


Melatonin
(N-acetyl-5-methoxytryptamine)
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Melatonin is a hormone that naturally occurs inside the body and helps regulate the sleep-wake cycle of a person. Melatonin is available in supplement form and is used to treat sleep related disorders like insomnia and jet lag. Melatonin dosage that is considered to be safe and effective is around 1mg to 5mg. The effects of overdosing on melatonin will vary depending on the dosage and also with other factors like the genetic makeup of a person and age. It is best to seek immediate medical attention if you happen to overdose on melatonin supplements.
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PCOS Lady
Melatonin, i became aware of it from a friend’s autistic child who had racing thoughts 24/7… It calmed him down and he slept through the night… Dosage is by weight and takes 30 days to build up in the body…
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A good friend said his mother and he could never sleep soundly their whole lives… I mentioned trying melatonin… He has and has been getting several hours of sound sleep now… He is a person that worries and frets so does have nights he is awake for periods some nights…
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You can try eating 2 bananas before bedtime… They are deemed the sleeping pill in a peel!
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~ Melatonin is for kids, adults and dogs…
~ Melatonin is a little known natural hormone that effects many, as you can see by the deficiency list…
~ The Deficiency Test covers all hormones… A “KEY” test to take IMO….
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http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/melatonin/NS_patient-melatonin
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Brand names:
Accurate Release®; Appleheart Melatonin®; Circadin®; Inspired by Nature®; Mel®; Melatonin-BioDynamax®; Melatonin Controlled Release®; Melatonin-Metabolic Response Modifier®; Melatonin-New Hope Health Products®; Melatonin Olympian Labs®; Melatonin-Optimum Nutrition®; Melatonin Tablets®; Melatonin Time Release®; Melaxen®; Nature’s Bounty®; Puritan’s Pride®; Rozerem®; Twinlab® Melatonin; Valdoxan®.
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Combination product examples:
Melatonex® (vitamin B6); Melatonin Forte® ( Piper methysticum , kavalactones, valeriana); Melatonin PM Complex® (vitamin B6, vitamin B2, vitamin B3); Melatonin spray® (gamma-aminobutyric acid, pyridoxal-5-phosphate); Super Snooze with Melatonin® (valerian root, hop, skullcap, chamomile, passion flower).
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http://www.elliotthealthcare.com/melatonin_deficiency.htm

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Common symptoms and signs of melatonin deficiency:

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~ insomnia
~ difficulty getting to sleep
~ difficulty falling back to sleep when awaken during the night
~ light sleeper/easy waking during the night
~ early morning awakening
~ un-refreshing sleep
~ lack of dreaming
~ family history of insomnia
~ personal or family history of breast cancer
~ personal or family history of prostate cancer
~ prostate enlargement
~ fatigue
~ depression
~ irregular menstrual cycle
~ unusual menstrual flow (light or heavy)
~ PMS
~ scoliosis
~ poor sleeping prior to menses
~ anxiety
~ sensitivity to stress
~ cataracts
~ neurodegerative disorder (MS, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, ALS, etc)
~ elevated cholesterol
~ high blood pressure
~ blood clots
~ heart attack
~ heart arrhythmias
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Books for more information about melatonin:
Melatonin: Nature’s Sleeping Pill by Ray Sahelian
Melatonin by Russel Reiter, Ph.D. and Jo Robinson
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Melatonin Associated Disorders
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Because melatonin has a pivotal role in regulating body temperature, the sleep/wake cycle, female reproductive hormones, and cardiovascular function, the effect of disrupted secretion rhythms is widespread, manifesting in a variety of physical and psychological disorders.
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~ Anxiety, stress, depression
~ Seasonal Affective Disorder
~ Sleep Disorders
~ Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome
~ Immunological Disorders
~ Cardiovascular Disease
~ Cancer
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http://restorativemedicine.org/books/fundamentals-of-naturopathic-endocrinology/professionals/pineal-disorders/melatonin-deficiency-and-excess/
~ Association for the Advancement of Restorative Medicine
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HE'S FINALLY ASLEEP!


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Sites
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Exposing Yourself to Light at Night Shuts Down Your Melatonin and Raises Your Cancer Risk
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/03/19/melatonin-benefits.aspx?e_cid=20130319_DNL_art_2&utm_source=dnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art2&utm_campaign=20130319
~ Dr Mercola … Melatonin is only created at night in your pineal gland… Melatonin is highly beneficial, lack of can cause cancer in you!
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http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/melatonin/NS_patient-melatonin
~ Mayo Clinic …
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http://www.melatoninfaq.com/melatonin-overdose/
~ * Melatonin Faq …
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http://www.theantiagingdoctor.com/Survey.htm
~ * The Anti Aging Doctor … Hormone Deficiency Test
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http://altmedicine.about.com/od/melatonin/a/melatonin.htm
~ About.com Alternative Medicine… More useful info…
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http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/fact-sheet-melatonin
~ Dr Oz … Melatonin Fact Sheet
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Google:
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April 6, 2012

Cardiometabolics

Posted in LIFESTYLE CHANGES tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 4:57 am by PCOSLady

Cardiometabolics
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The biggest health problem facing the world today is from the
combined impact of obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.
It is critical that physicians and health care providers understand
the predictive relationship between metabolic risk factors and cardiovascular disease and employ aggressive intervention strategies to prevent and/or delay disease progression.
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The 2012 Cardiometabolic Health Congress (CMHC) will take place October 10-13, 2012, at the Westin Boston Waterfront, in Boston, MA. The CMHC is currently working to design the 2012 curriculum to provide the most effective, current strategies for the prevention, diagnosis, and management of type 2 diabetes, atherosclerosis, hypertension, dyslipidemia, obesity, thrombosis, chronic kidney disease, and related comorbidities. Join our mailing list to be the first to receive the latest and greatest information regarding the 2012 CMHC program agenda and faculty.
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The 2011 CMHC took place October 19-22, 2011 at the Sheraton Hotel, in Boston, MA, and was our most successful program yet. Over
1300 U.S.-based practicing clinicians joined our expert-level forum — translating the latest clinical data into practical strategies to prevent, delay, and manage cardiometabolic risk.
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http://www.cardiometabolichealth.org/
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Metabolic Syndrome
Metabolic syndrome is a long-recognized medical condition, but has been defined only recently. A person is diagnosed with the syndrome when he or she has three of these five disorders affecting metabolism:
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~ High blood pressure
~ High blood sugar
~ High triglycerides
~ Low HDL (‘good’) cholesterol
~ Abdominal obesity
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Although any of these factors alone is unhealthy, the net effect of having at least three of these disorders is even worse, dramatically increasing the risk for cardiovascular disease and diabetes. In fact, metabolic syndrome carries the same cardiovascular risk as smoking two packs of cigarettes a day. The good news is that intervention and treatment in a comprehensive program can decrease cardiovascular risk and prevent the onset of diabetes.
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Google:
cardiometabolics
cardio metaboplic?
cardio metabolic syndrome
cardiometabolics risk
cardio metabolic health
cardio metabolic disease
cardiometabolics definition

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