December 14, 2013

The American Parasite ~ Yeast

Posted in ASPARTAME, INFECTIONS - FUNGAL, PARASITES, THE AMERICAN PARASITE, WAKE UP FYI tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 6:11 pm by PCOSLady

THE AMERICAN PARASITE

PCOS Lady:
Yeast we know is in food, we did know yeast was hidden in foods nor that antibiotics promote the growth of yeast…

Try a
~ Yeast cleanse
~ Eating more natural foods
~ Adding a probiotic daily

The video explains everything to you…
~ YOU will see where your good money is being wasted!
~ YOU will realize you are helping make yourself sick, etc…. Yes, government and food industry created!

Antibiotics do leave behind more yeast to grow inside you!
Expired breads, cakes, rolls, etc… has live yeast that will grow in you as well…

There are a few self tests you need to do at home to find out if you suffer from yeast overgrowth… The link is below for you…

* Yeast feeds on refined sugars, preservatives, artificial sweetners *
~ Your cravings start up and increase to feed the yeast beast in your gut!

CANDIDA OVERGROWTH SYMPTOMS
(Candida Albicans)

Thank you to the National Candida Center
http://www.nationalcandidacenter.com/

Reviewing the signs and symptoms to determine if you have Candida Albicans yeast infection Overgrowth.

Candida Albicans yeast infection Overgrowth, Candida Overgrowth (CO) symptoms are so numerous and seemingly unrelated that they can be confusing to both doctor and patient. The majority of people who have CO do not realize they have it until they become seriously ill. Why? Because candida yeast not only steals nutrients from the food that you eat, it then poisons the tissues with waste material containing over 75 known toxins. Candida albicans is linked, directly or indirectly, to the following list of conditions and symptoms. A “symptom” is an outward sign that points to a deeper problem.

Review the 80 likely symptoms listed below to see if any apply to you. Give yourself ONE POINT for each of those which you have had persistently (for a month or longer, either currently or at anytime in the past).

Digestive Troubles

~ Bad Breath,
~ Gas/Bloating,
~ Indigestion,
~ Diarrhea,
~ Constipation,
~ Intestinal Pain,
~ Low Blood Sugar,
~ Food / sugar cravings,
~ Mouth or stomach ulcers,
~ Allergies (Air or Food),
~ Food Sensitivities,
~ Heartburn,
~ Dry Mouth,
~ Receding Gums,
~ Hemorrhoids, rectal itch
~ Irritable bowel.

Behavioral

~ Anti-social Behavior,
~ Suicidal Tendencies,
~ Insomnia,
~ Depression,
~ Anxiety, high strung.
~ Irritability.

Skin & Joint Problems

~ Thrush, Diaper Rash,
~ Acne, Skin Rash or Hives,
~ Dry Skin & Itching,
~ Finger, toe or foot Fungus,
~ Athlete’s Foot,
~ Liver Spots,
~ Water Retention,
~ Joint Pain,
~ Muscle Aches,
~ Numbness.

Troubles

~ Hyperactivity
~ Attention Deficit Disorder,
~ Lack of Impulse Control,

Female Problems

~ Infertility,
~ Vaginal Yeast Infection,
~ Menstrual Problems,
~ PMS Symptoms,
~ Bladder Infections,
~ Endometriosis,
~ No Sex Drive,
~ Hormonal Imbalance,
~ Iron Deficiency.

Mental & Emotional

~ Dizziness,
~ Mental Fogginess, (Confused, spaced-out, blank stares, day dreaming)
~ Inability to Concentrate (Having to re-read the same thing twice)
~ Poor memory (Where are my car keys? or, Why did I come into this room?)
~ Mood Swings,
~ Headaches.

Immune Problems

~ Lethargic/Laziness,
~ Chronic Fatigue,
~ Asthma, Hay Fever,
~ Colds & Flu,
~ Puffy Eyes,
~ Respiratory Problems,
~ Chemical Sensitivity,
~ Epstein Barr Virus,
~ Adrenal/Thyroid Failure,
~ Cold/Shaky,
~ Ear Infections,
~ Chronic sore throat,
~ Post nasal drip,
~ Hair Loss,
~ Stuffed sinus (sinusitis),
~ Overweight,
~ Underweight,
~ Diabetes,
~ Burning Eyes,
~ Premature Aging,
~ Autism

YOUR ADDED SCORE IS _____ (one point per symptom)

0-4 points – Indicates variations of normal living (unless persistent and severe).
5-9 Points – Indicates a Clear Pattern shows likely development of CO dysbiosis.
10 or more – Indicates Strong Pattern and almost certain CO dysbiosis.
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SITES
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VIDEO: The American Parasite
http://keybiotics.com/video_toon8.php
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Keybiotics – Ultimate Gut Flora Balance & Immune Support
http://keybiotics.com/ordernow.html
http://wholebodyresearch.com/p/keybiotics3.html
~ Whole Body research … Keybiotics is a super probiotic containing 37.5 Billion CFUs and 14 unique strains of beneficial bacteria, designed to balance your gut quickly while working to balance your gut to 80 vs 20 balance… http://wholebodyresearch.com/p/keybiotics.html
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National Candida Center
http://www.nationalcandidacenter.com/
~ National Candida Center…
~ Self Test: http://www.nationalcandidacenter.com/candida-self-exams/ … Spit Test.
The best time to do this test is the first thing in the morning as soon as you wake up. Before you rinse, spit, or put anything in your mouth, go get a glass of water (in a clear glass). Now build up a bunch of saliva (just mouth saliva, do not cough up anything) and spit it into the glass of water. Observe what happens.

My Body FluidsThe saliva will float. That is OK and normal. If within 15 minutes you see thin projections extending downward into the water, it is a positive sign for candida. The projections may look like hair, or small strings, like a jelly fish or spider legs, moving down into the water from the saliva floating on the top. Other positive indications might be very “cloudy” saliva that will sink to the bottom of the glass within a few minutes or particles that slowly sink or suspend below the saliva glob. What you are seeing are colonies of yeast which band together to form the strings.

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

February 28, 2013

Parasites: Slowly Killing YOU?

Posted in PARASITES tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 8:01 pm by PCOSLady

Parasites: Slowly Killing YOU?
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http://altered-states.net/barry/newsletter368/index.htm\
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Are Parasites Making You Fat? or just Slowly Killing You…?
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Symptoms of Parasites:
The word parasite comes from Greek meaning “one who eats off the table of another.” Parasites eat and live off the food we consume, even our health supplements. They leave us the scraps. They often make us feel that we are not getting the nutrition from our food or that Something is wrong or missing…
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~ INABILITY TO GAIN OR LOSE WEIGHT
~ CHRONIC CANDIDA
~ YEAST INFECTIONS
~ CHRONIC SINUS OR EAR INFECTIONS
~ URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS
~ ITCHY EARS OR NOSE
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~ ANAL ITCHING, ESPECIALLY AT NIGHT
~ DIGESTIVE PROBLEMS
~ GAS AND BLOATING
~ DIARRHEA
~ MUCUSY STOOLS
~ HEMORRHOIDS
~ CONSTIPATION
~ IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME ~ IBS
~ GRINDING TEETH WHILE SLEEPING
~ HEART PAIN
~ NUMB HANDS
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~ PAIN IN THE NAVEL
~ PAIN IN THE BACK,THIGHS OR SHOULDERS
~ ARTHRITIC PAINS
~ BURNING IN THE STOMACH
~ BED WETTING
~ DROOLING WHILE SLEEPING
~ ANY MENSTRUAL COMPLAINT
~ CYSTS AND FIBROIDS
~ EATING MORE AND STILL BEING HUNGRY
~ ALL SKIN PROBLEMS
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~ FORGETFULNESS
~ DEPRESSION
~ CHRONIC FATIGUE
~ CHRONIC VIRAL SYNDROMES
~ PROSTATE PROBLEMS AND SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION IN MEN
~ WATER RETENTION (mostly from tapeworms)
~ CRAWLING FEELING UNDER THE SKIN
~ FLOATERS ~ in your vision
~ LIVER/GALLBLADDER TROUBLE
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FACT:
Here is a staggering statistic: the World Heath Organization reported that about 25% of the world’s population is infected with roundworm. These parasites can grow to 13 inches inside the intestine and can lay as many as 300,000 eggs in a single day. Once the larvae hatches it only takes about 2 months before they are reproducing like mad. You’ll have many of the same symptoms as the hookworms including ‘flu like’ symptoms and abdominal pain. If you get a swarm of 13 inchers, your intestines will probably become blocked at which point you’ll wish for nothing short of death. Also if you start vomiting be on the lookout! They have been known to be present in the toilet after vomiting or a nice hardy #2.
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http://www.allaboutvision.com/conditions/spotsfloats.htm
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FLOATERS ~ Eye Floaters:
~ Eye floaters are those tiny spots, specks, flecks and “cobwebs” that drift aimlessly around in your field of vision. While annoying, ordinary eye floaters and spots are very common and usually aren’t cause for alarm.
~ When Are Eye Floaters and Flashes a Medical Emergency? If you see a shower of floaters and spots, sometimes accompanied by light flashes, you should seek medical attention immediately. Clumps occur when the vitreous gel begins to liquefy or shrink, usually with aging, and detaches from the retina.
~ For some people, floaters are clumpy; for others, they’re stringy. They may be light or dark. What you see is actually the shadows cast by clumps of vitreous gel when light shines past them onto the retina.
~ The sudden appearance of these symptoms could mean that the vitreous is pulling away from your retina or that the retina itself is becoming dislodged from the inner back of the eye that contains blood, nutrients and oxygen vital to healthy function. When the retina is torn, vitreous can invade the opening and push out the retina — leading to a detachment.
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CHRONIC VIRAL SYNDROMES or Chronic Viral Infections
Chronic Viral infections can weaken your immune system and leave you susceptible to other infections and disease.
~ Fatigue, retroviruses, infectious diseases in Humans…
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Emerging Worlds: Chronic Illness and Viral Infections
http://www.emergingworlds.com/ch_article.cfm?link=Optimal_Wellness_Center.htm
The incidence of chronic and degenerative disorders has been steadily on the increase … in the last number of years implicating chronic viral infections as a root cause for … The following is a list of symptoms experienced by the Trinity group.
~ Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, Asthma, Lupus, Lymes, Depression, Colitis and Diabetes.
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PARVO (found in dogs normally)
FACT: In 1994, a group of over forty patients in Trinity County California, previously diagnosed with a wide range of inflammatory or autoimmune diseases, were all found to test positive for Parvo, a virus known to be devastating to dogs, but considered benign in humans, making this one of the largest groups of patients with seemingly unrelated diseases to be identified as having a common underlying viral infection.
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GOOGLE:
parasites
seizures parasites
Parvo humans
infectious diseases
inflammatory diseases
chronic viral infections
fatigue parasites
eye floaters
retroviruses
skin problems parasites
cerebral arteriovenous malformation parasite
AVM

October 24, 2012

Chemo Boosts Resistant Cancer

Posted in CANCER tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 4:18 pm by PCOSLady

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PCOS Lady:
Important i posted this piece from Dr Mercola for you!
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I feel important to have your IL-6 tested periodically… It covers Heart Disease ~ Diabetes ~ Osteoporosis ~ frailty ~ certain cancers in you… Know your risk! Mine was -10 when tested… A blood test
~ Interleukin-6 (a cytokine involved in chronic inflammation and age-related diseases)
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http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/10/24/tumors-exploit-gut-flora.aspx?e_cid=20121024_DNL_art_1
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How Tumors Exploit Gut Flora to Fuel Growth, and the Surprising Finding that Chemotherapy Boosts Resistant Cancer
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October 24 2012
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Story at-a-glance
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~ Researchers have found a microbial-dependent mechanism through which some cancers mount an inflammatory response that fuels their development and growth. They suggest inhibiting the inflammatory cytokines produced might slow cancer progression and improve response to chemotherapy
~ Probiotics tend to downregulate at least one of several cytokines involved in inflammatory processes, so probiotics may turn out to be an important player in helping to inhibit cytokine production
~ New research shows chemotherapy can damage healthy cells in such a way that they begin secreting a protein that not only protects cancer cells and promotes their survival, but also causes the tumors to be resistant to further chemotherapy treatment
~ Despite the 40-year “war on cancer”, drug-based “advances” are not making a dent in the rise of cancer prevalence, as the conventional approach fails to address lifestyle-related issues such as optimizing food intakes, lack of sun exposure, DNA-disrupting wireless technologies, lack of sleep, obesity, and chemical exposures of all kinds
~ My top 12 cancer prevention strategies are included
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By Dr. Mercola
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Could your gut flora play a role in cancer growth? According to recent research, the answer is a tentative yes.
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Findings published in the journal Nature report the discovery of microbial-dependent mechanisms through which some cancers mount an inflammatory response that fuels their development and growth. These findings provide new insight into how cancer cells can hijack your body’s inflammatory reaction by exploiting microbial-dependent immune cells.
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As reported by Medical News Today:
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~ “The association between chronic inflammation and tumor development has long been known from the early work of German pathologist Rudolph Virchow. Harvard University pathologist Harold Dvorak later compared tumors with ‘wounds that never heal,’ noting the similarities between normal inflammation processes that characterize wound- healing and tumorigenesis or tumor-formation.
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~ Indeed, 15 to 20 percent of all cancers are preceded by chronic inflammation – a persistent immune response that can target both diseased and healthy tissues… Still, most cancers are not preceded by chronic inflammation.
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On the other hand, they exploit ubiquitous, infiltrating immune cells to unduly provoke and hijack the host inflammatory reaction. Until now, the mechanism of so-called ‘tumor-elicited inflammation,’ which is detected in most solid malignancies, was poorly explained.
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~ ‘The tumor-associated inflammatory reaction… may hold the keys for future preventive and therapeutic measures,’ said first author Sergei Grivennikov, Ph.D
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Noting that studies of long-term users of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as aspirin, have revealed that general inhibition of inflammation reduces the risk of cancer death by up to 45 percent, depending on the type of cancer. ‘So inhibition of inflammation during cancer development may be beneficial.’”
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How Even Beneficial Gut Bacteria Might Spur Colon Cancer Growth
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The research centered around colon cancer. What may be surprising is that the intestinal bacteria involved in this inflammatory mechanism are not necessarily the pathogenic variety, but rather ordinarily benign microflora.
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The reason for this is because as the tumor develops, it disrupts the normal, healthy functioning of tissues, and because tumors lack a particular protein that normally coats and protects tissue cells, normal microflora present in your colon can enter the tumor. Since the bacteria does not “belong” there, your immune cells recognize them as invaders, and launch an inflammatory response.
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The presence of microbial products are also picked up by macrophages (white blood cells) and immune cells within the tumor, which in turn produce cytokines that further spurs the inflammatory process. One of the primary cytokines involved is Interleukin-23, which regulates inflammation and triggers the production of other inflammatory cytokines that promote tumor development and progression.
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The researchers were able to reduce tumor-elicited inflammation and tumor growth by using a combination of broad-spectrum antibiotics. Antibiotics, as you probably know, indiscriminately kill off all types of intestinal bacteria, and by reducing the normal microflora, tumor growth and related inflammation diminished.
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According to Grivennikov:
~ “This is a very nice demonstration of how tumor-elicited inflammation in cancers that arise in the absence of underlying chronic inflammatory disease can be induced… The next step is to look for the upregulation of Interleukin-23 and related cytokines in colon cancer patients, inhibit these cytokines and determine whether these impact cancer progression and response to therapy.”
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While tumor growth and tumor-elicited inflammation was reduced, I would caution you to not get confused and think that heavy-handed antibiotic use might spare you from colon cancer. I believe this would be a serious mistake… The key, I think, is to place a greater focus on optimizing gut health, to prevent and naturally counteract the development of inflammation in the first place.
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The idea that you might be able to halt colon cancer proliferation by eradicating your microflora, or designing a drug to prevent cytokine production is bound to cause some serious side effects. Cytokine production occurs in response to inflammation, so just inhibiting them is not actually going to resolve the underlying inflammation…
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And you clearly cannot be healthy without normal gut flora, so eradicating it to prevent tumor growth would likely be disastrous in the long term. What you want to do is encourage the proliferation of beneficial bacteria, which by competitive inhibition, will limit or decimate the populations of pathogenic bacteria, yeasts and fungi. This is largely done by limiting fuel for the pathogens, which would include sugars and non-fibrous carbs, and providing loads of beneficial bacterial supplements like fermented vegetables.
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As Grivennikov says, inhibiting inflammation during cancer development is likely a vital component of prevention. The question is how to properly inhibit inflammation, and in my view, inhibiting inflammation through healthy lifestyle choices makes a whole lot of sense, as opposed to taking drugs.
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Your Gut Affects Your Metabolism and Genetic Expression
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As time goes on, we’re gaining more and more information about the important roles gut flora plays in maintaining overall health. The good news is that this is an area you can exercise a lot of control over. Your diet can quickly alter the composition of your gut flora. Processed foods high in sugar and chemical additives and low in nutrients is a surefire way to decimate the beneficial bacteria in your gut, allowing the harmful pathogenic kind to thrive.
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Research has also shown that your microflora has a significant impact on gene expression, such as the genes responsible for vitamin biosynthesis and metabolism. Probiotics have been found to influence the activity of hundreds of your genes, helping them to express in a positive, disease-fighting manner – some of which affect your body in a manner resembling the effects of certain medicines. Probiotics (healthy bacteria) has over 30 beneficial pharmacological actions that we know of, including those listed below.
~ * Site: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/10/11/probiotics-healing-power-impresses-researchers.aspx
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Note that probiotics downregulate interleukin-6, one of several cytokines involved in inflammatory processes, so probiotics may turn out to be an important player in helping to inhibit cytokine production – as suggested by Grivennikov above – and control inflammation that might otherwise lead to colon cancer:
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CHART:
Anti-bacterial….Anti-allergenic….Anti-viral….Immunomodulatory
Anti-infective….Antioxidant….Antiproliferative….Apoptopic (cellular self-destruction)
Antidepressive….Antifungal….Cardioprotective….Gastroprotective
Radio- and chemo protective…..Upregulates glutathione and certain glycoproteins that help regulate immune responses, including interleukin-4, interleukin-10, and interleukin-12….
Downregulates interleukin-6 (a cytokine involved in chronic inflammation and age-related diseases)…. Inhibits tumor necrosis factor (TNF) alpha inhibitor, NF-kappaB, epidermal growth factor receptor, and more
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The Ideal Way to Optimize Your Gut Health
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Historically, people didn’t have the same problems with their gut health as we do today for the simple fact that they got large quantities of beneficial bacteria from their diet in the form of fermented or cultured foods, which were invented long before the advent of refrigeration and other forms of food preservation.
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You can ferment virtually any food, and every traditional culture has traditionally fermented their foods to prevent spoilage. There are also many fermented beverages and yoghurts. Quite a large percent of all the foods that people consumed on a daily basis were fermented, and each 2-3 ounce serving of an ideally prepared food can provide trillions of beneficial bacteria – far more than you can get from any probiotic supplement.
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In fact, it’s unusual to find a probiotic supplement containing more than 10 billion colony-forming units, but when my team tested fermented vegetables produced by probiotic starter cultures, they had 10 trillion colony-forming units of bacteria. Literally, one serving of vegetables was equal to an entire bottle of a high potency probiotic! Fermented foods also give you a wider variety of beneficial bacteria, so all in all, it’s your most cost effective alternative.
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Fermenting your own foods is a fairly straight-forward and simple process, and can provide even greater savings. To learn more, please listen to my interview with Caroline Barringer, a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP) who has been involved with nutrition for about 20 years.
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Chemotherapy Can Boost Cancer Growth, Study Finds
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A related news story again highlights the need to revise how we treat cancer and how we view cancer prevention. Chemotherapy is a staple of the * cut, poison, burn paradigm that is conventional cancer treatment, despite the evidence against it. According to research published in the journal Nature Medicine, chemotherapy can damage healthy cells in such a way that they begin secreting a protein (WNT16B) that not only protects cancer cells and promotes their survival, but can also cause the tumors to be resistant to further chemotherapy treatment.
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In a nutshell, what we’re talking about is chemotherapy-resistant cancer… caused by the initial treatment. It’s difficult to think of a worse scenario than this. The finding was reportedly “completely unexpected,” and was only discovered because they were trying to determine why cancer cells can be easily killed in a lab setting yet remain so resilient inside your body. The results were confirmed on breast and ovarian cancer tumors.Co-author Peter Nelson of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle told AFP:
~ * Site: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/09/19/cut-poison-burn.aspx
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“The increase in WNT16B was completely unexpected… WNT16B, when secreted, would interact with nearby tumor cells and cause them to grow, invade, and importantly, resist subsequent therapy…”
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The researchers speculate that adding an antibody to WNT16B to the chemotherapy might improve the response rate and kill off more cancer cells. Another alternative might be to use smaller, less toxic doses of chemotherapy to reduce the damage to healthy cells.
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Getting to the Root of the Problem
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I strongly believe the cancer rates are escalating because they are in no way shape or form addressing the underlying cause of most cancers. Instead, most of the research is directed towards expensive drugs that target late stages of the disease and greatly enrich the drug companies but simply do not prevent cancer. If ever there was an area in which an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure it is cancer. I strongly believe that if you are able to work your way up to * the advanced level of my health plan, that you will virtually eliminate your risk of most cancers.
~ * Site: http://www.mercola.com/nutritionplan/advanced.htm

Environmental and lifestyle factors are increasingly being pinpointed as the primary culprits fueling our cancer epidemic. This includes:
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Pesticide and other chemical exposures ~ Processed and artificial foods (plus the chemicals in the packaging) ~ Wireless technologies, dirty electricity, and medical diagnostic radiation exposure ~ Pharmaceutical drugs ~ Obesity, stress, and poor sleeping habits ~ Lack of sunshine exposure and use of sunscreens
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This is clearly not an exhaustive list as such a list would be exceedingly long. For more specifics on consumer products implicated as contributors to cancer, please review the Cancer Prevention Coalition’s “Dirty Dozen” list.
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Medical researchers would like you to believe they’re doing everything they can to come up with a solution. Yet all we see is research into newer drug therapies. Clearly they’re not digging close enough to the root of the problem, because if they did, they’d touch on some of these lifestyle issues just mentioned. From my perspective, you ignore lifestyle factors at your own peril when it comes to cancer… Because, clearly, drug-based “advances” are not making a dent in this progressively prevalent disease.
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REAL Cancer Advancements that Need to Become Mainstream Knowledge
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In the last 30 years the global cancer burden has doubled, and it will likely double again between 2000 and 2020, and * nearly triple by 2030 – unless people begin to take cancer prevention seriously. We CAN turn this trend around, but to do so the medical community must stop overlooking the methods that can actually have a significant impact.
~ * Site: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2008/12/27/the-coming-cancer-explosion.aspx
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Three cancer advancements in particular merit special mention. These advancements have not yet been accepted by conventional medicine, and they must be.
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Number 1: Vitamin D – There’s overwhelming evidence pointing to the fact that * vitamin D deficiency plays a crucial role in cancer development. Researchers within this field have estimated that about 30 percent of cancer deaths could be prevented each year simply by optimizing the vitamin D levels in the general population. And if you are being treated for cancer it is likely that higher blood levels – probably around 80-90 ng/ml – would be a beneficial adjunct to your treatment plan. To learn the details on how to use vitamin D therapeutically, please review my previous article, Test Values and Treatment for Vitamin D Deficiency.
~ * Site: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2009/06/11/New-Model-Of-Cancer-Development-Vitamin-D-is-the-Key.aspx
~ * Site: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2008/08/07/daily-sunlight-can-keep-cancer-away.aspx
~ * Site: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2002/02/23/vitamin-d-deficiency-part-one.aspx
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The health benefits of optimizing your levels, either by safe sun exposure (ideally), a safe tanning bed, or oral supplementation as a last resort, simply cannot be overstated. In terms of protecting against cancer, vitamin D has been found to offer protection in a number of ways, including:
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~ Regulating genetic expression
* Site: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2009/03/12/vitamin-d–the-master-key-to-optimal-health.aspx
~ Increasing the self-destruction of mutated cells (which, if allowed to replicate, could lead to cancer)
~ Reducing the spread and reproduction of cancer cells
~ Causing cells to become differentiated (cancer cells often lack differentiation)
~ Reducing the growth of new blood vessels from pre-existing ones, which is a step in the transition of dormant tumors turning cancerous
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Number 2: Optimizing Your Insulin Levels – Normalizing your insulin levels is one of the most powerful physical actions you can take to lower your risk of cancer. Otto Warburg actually received a Nobel Prize for his research on cancer cell physiology in 1934, which clearly demonstrated cancer cells require more sugar to thrive. Unfortunately, very few oncologists appreciate or apply this knowledge today.
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High levels of insulin can cause major damage to your body. The most recognized of these is diabetes, but that is far from the only one. As Ron Rosedale, M.D. said in one of my most popular articles, * Insulin and Its Metabolic Effects:
* Site: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2001/07/14/insulin-part-one.aspx
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~ “It doesn’t matter what disease you are talking about, whether you are talking about a common cold or cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis or cancer, the root is always going to be at the molecular and cellular level, and I will tell you that insulin is going to have its hand in it, if not totally control it.”
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The good news is that controlling your insulin levels is relatively straightforward. First, limit your intake of processed foods, grains and sugars/fructose as much as possible to prevent your insulin levels from becoming elevated in the first place. Replace them with healthy fats such as butter, animal fat, coconut oil, avocados, seeds and nuts.
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I recently completed ten hours of interviews with Dr. Rosedale in which he goes FAR deeper into his philosophy and recommendations. I was floored at what I learned and he has once again changed my position on many important nutritional issues. One of the KEY new insights is that you need to LIMIT your protein to no more than your basic requirements, which is about one gram per kilogram of LEAN body mass, which is typically less than 70 grams for most people. If you go over this you will upregulate the mTOR pathways, which has been strongly associated with increasing your risk for cancer.
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I am very excited to share this information with you once we review it as it is possible that this can help the treatment of most cancers. And it is all done with dietary regulation. Supplements can be used, but they are optional and only make the transition to fat burning metabolism easier.
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Number 3: Exercise – If you are like most people, when you think of reducing your risk of cancer, exercise doesn’t immediately come to mind. However, there is some fairly compelling evidence that exercise can slash your risk of cancer.
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One of the primary ways exercise lowers your risk for cancer is by reducing elevated insulin levels, which creates a low sugar environment that discourages the growth and spread of cancer cells. Additionally, exercise improves the circulation of immune cells in your blood. Your immune system is your first line of defense against everything from minor illnesses like a cold right up to devastating, life-threatening diseases like cancer.
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The trick about exercise, though, is understanding how to use it as a precise tool. This ensures you are getting enough to achieve the benefit, not too much to cause injury, and the right variety to balance your entire physical structure and maintain strength and flexibility, and aerobic and anaerobic fitness levels. This is why it is helpful to view exercise like a drug that needs to be carefully prescribed to achieve its maximum benefit.
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It’s important to include a large variety of techniques in your exercise routine, such as strength training, aerobics, core-building activities, and stretching. Most important of all, however, is to make sure you include * high-intensity, burst-type exercise, once or twice a week, in which you raise your heart rate up to your anaerobic threshold for 20 to 30 seconds, and then you recover for 90 seconds. These exercises activate your super-fast twitch muscle fibers, which can increase your body’s natural production of human growth hormone.
* Site: http://fitness.mercola.com/sites/fitness/archive/2010/06/26/10-minutes-of-exercise-yields-hourlong-effects.aspx
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Winning the War Against Cancer Begins with Your Personal Choices
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You can do a lot, right now, to significantly decrease your cancer risk. Even the conservative American Cancer Society states that one-third of cancer deaths are linked to poor diet, physical inactivity, and carrying excess weight. So, in addition to the main three suggestions listed above, making the following healthy lifestyle changes can go a very long way toward avoiding all forms of cancer:
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~ Eat a healthy diet of whole organic foods, and pay careful attention to keeping your insulin levels down by avoiding sugar/fructose and grains. I make this easy with my recently updated and free * Nutrition Plan. The key here is to radically reduce your sugar and non-fiber carbs to an absolute minimum and limit your protein to one gram per one kilogram of lean body mass.
* Site: http://www.mercola.com/nutritionplan/index.aspx
~ Only 25 percent of people eat enough vegetables, so by all means eat as many vegetables as you are comfortable with. Ideally, they should be fresh and organic. * Cruciferous vegetables in particular have been identified as having potent anti-cancer properties. Remember that carb nutritional types may need up to 300 percent more vegetables than protein nutritional types.
* Site: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2008/07/22/how-broccoli-fights-cancer.aspx
~ Get appropriate amounts of high quality animal-based omega-3 fats.
~ Have a tool to permanently erase the neurological short-circuiting that can activate cancer genes. Even the CDC states that 85 percent of disease is caused by emotions. It is likely that this factor may be more important than all the other physical ones listed here, so make sure this is addressed. My particular favorite tool for this purpose, as you may know, is the * Emotional Freedom Technique.
* Site: http://eft.mercola.com/
1… Maintain an ideal body fat percentage.
* Site: http://fitness.mercola.com/sites/fitness/archive/2011/01/22/should-i-eat-anything-after-dinner-if-i-want-to-lose-weight.aspx
2… Get enough high-quality sleep.
3… Reduce your exposure to environmental toxins like pesticides, household chemical cleaners, synthetic air fresheners and air pollution.
4… Reduce your use of cell phones and other wireless technologies, and implement as many * safety strategies as possible if/when you cannot avoid their use.
* Site: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/01/05/new-evidence-identifies-strong-cell-phone-cancer-link.aspx
5… Boil, poach or steam your foods, rather than frying or charbroiling them.

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 …

July 25, 2012

10 Reasons to Avoid Your Doctor

Posted in FYI tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 6:33 pm by PCOSLady

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/07/25/ten-reasons-to-avoid-doctors.aspx?e_cid=20120725_DNL_artNew_1

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TOP TEN REASONS to AVOID YOUR DOCTOR
July 25 2012… By Dr Mercola
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By Dr. Mercola
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I’ve long said that the best strategy for achieving health is avoiding a visit to your doctor in the first place. Why? Because in many cases you will simply leave the office with a prescription or two, which will rarely solve your health problem. Most doctor visits result in “solutions” that only suppress your symptoms, often causing other side effects and problems.
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Rather than advise patients about the true underlying conditions and real solutions that lead to health, they are left putting toxic Band-Aids on gaping wounds. As shown in the slideshow above, and as I detail in depth below, there are actually many reasons why avoiding your doctor may be in the best interest of your health …
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1. Annual Pap Smears
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Many physicians still advise women to receive yearly pap smears, but the newest guidelines from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force specifically recommend against this. The new recommendations call for women to undergo PAP screening only once every three years, beginning at age 21 and ending around age 65.
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2. Mammograms
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Only about 1 in 8 women whose breast cancer was identified during a routine mammogram actually had their lives “saved” by the screening, a recent analysis estimated2 – and this does not accurately account for how many women will fall victim to mammogram-induced breast cancer.
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Using breast cancer data from The National Cancer Institute and The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, researchers calculated a 50-year-old woman’s likelihood of developing breast cancer in the next 10 years, the odds the cancer would be detected by mammography, and her risk of dying from the cancer over 20 years.
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They found that a mammogram has, at best, only a 13 percent probability of saving her life, and that the probability may actually be as low as 3 percent. No matter what analyses they used, including considering women of different ages, the probability of a mammogram saving a life remained below 25 percent.
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3. Cold and Flu
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Think it’s wise to go to a conventional physician for these? Think again. Thanks to routine over-prescription of antibiotics, and the prescription of inappropriate antibiotics, you’re likely to walk away after being told to take a drug you don’t actually need.
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Antibiotics do NOT work against viruses, hence they are useless against colds and flu’s. Unfortunately antibiotics are vastly over-prescribed for this purpose. If you have a cold or flu, remember that unless you have a serious secondary bacterial pneumonia, an antibiotic will likely do far more harm than good, because whenever you use an antibiotic, you’re increasing your susceptibility to developing infections with resistance to that antibiotic — and you can become the carrier of this resistant bug, and can spread it to others.
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The first thing you want to do when you feel yourself coming down with a cold or flu is to avoid ALL sugars, artificial sweeteners, and processed foods. Sugar is particularly damaging to your immune system — which needs to be ramped up, not suppressed, in order to combat an emerging infection. This includes fructose from fruit juice, and all types of grains (as they break down into sugar (glucose) in your body).
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4. Cholesterol
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Many doctors are unaware that a high-fat diet is NOT the cause of heart disease. They are fooled into believing that total cholesterol is an accurate predictor of heart disease. If you visit your physician and you have high cholesterol, you’re likely to be told two things:
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Take a statin cholesterol-lowering drug and
Don’t eat saturated fat.
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While statin drugs do lower cholesterol very effectively, cholesterol is not the culprit in heart disease. Plus a report by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology claims that no study has ever proven that statins improve all-cause mortality3 — in other words, they don’t prolong your life any longer than if you’d not taken them at all. And rather than improving your life, they actually contribute to a deterioration in the quality of your life, destroying muscles and endangering liver, kidney and even heart function. The best ways to optimize your cholesterol levels and your heart health have to do with lifestyle measures, including eating healthy minimally processed fats and avoid highly processed vegetable fats and oils that are loaded with toxic omega-6 fats.
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5. Depression
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Once again, you’re more likely to leave the doctor’s office with a prescription for a drug that could be more dangerous than the problem itself. Every year, 230 million prescriptions for antidepressants are filled, making them one of the most prescribed drugs in the United States. The psychiatric industry itself is a $330 billion industry—not bad for an enterprise that offers little in the way of cures.
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Despite all of these prescriptions, more than one in 20 Americans are depressed.4 Of those depressed Americans, 80 percent say they have some level of functional impairment, and 27 percent say their condition makes it extremely difficult to do everyday tasks like work, activities of daily living, and getting along with others.
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The use of antidepressant drugs—medicine’s answer for depression—doubled in just one decade, from 13.3 million in 1996 to 27 million in 2005.
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6. High Blood Pressure
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The definition of what constitutes high blood pressure expanded greatly in 2003, so that drug companies could sell drugs loaded with side effects to 45 million extra people. Because the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation and Treatment of High Blood Pressure (rife with drug industry conflicts of interest) decided that what were in actuality relatively low blood pressure readings were a risk for heart disease, millions more over the years, were suddenly labeled abnormal, and in need of “treatment” for a condition that didn’t exist in medical literature until that panel met.
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Uncontrolled high blood pressure is a very serious health concern that can lead to heart disease and increase your risk of having a stroke. The good news though is that following a healthy nutrition plan, along with exercising and implementing effective stress reduction techniques will normalize blood pressure in most people.
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7. PSA Tests for Prostate Cancer
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See my Prostate Cancer post or go to the site above for complete article…
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8. Inappropriate and Unwise Dietary Advice
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Most doctors are clueless about what constitutes a healthy diet. As such, they will recommend health catastrophes like artificial sweeteners, vegetable oils in lieu of butter, and fat-free pasteurized dairy products. Most will also neglect to tell you about the foods you could be eating more of to optimize your health, like fermented vegetables, raw dairy products, healthy fats (like saturated and animal-based omega-3s), grass-fed beef and more.
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In addition, most are ignorant about the importance of how to cook your food – most foods are best consumed when raw or only lightly cooked, and this includes animal proteins like eggs and meat.
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9. Prescription Drugs Might Kill You and They Don’t Address the Cause of the Problem
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A drug prescription is usually a Band-Aid that gets nowhere near the root cause of illness. And many drugs are dangerous. Last year an analysis of data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control CDC) revealed that deaths from properly prescribed drugs now outnumber traffic fatalities in the United States! And when you add in deaths attributable to other medical care modalities, like hospital admissions and surgery, the modern medical system becomes the leading cause of death and injury in the United States.
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10. Your Doctor Might Not Even Tell You the Truth
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A U.S. telephone survey found that 79 percent of Americans trust their doctor.6 But a recent survey of 1,900 physicians revealed that some are not always open or honest with their patients The results were less than impressive, to put it mildly:
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* One-third of physicians did not completely agree with disclosing serious medical errors to patients
* One-fifth did not completely agree that physicians should never tell a patient something untrue
* Amazingly 40% believed that they should hide their financial relationships with drug and device companies to patients
* Ten percent said they had told patients something untrue in the previous year
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When making health care decisions, you should certainly get your physicians’ advice — that’s what you’re paying them for, after all.
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* Please read the entire post and search his numerous topics on his site to be better informed of the “TRUTHS” he has researched for all of you…. *
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REFERENCES:
1 ~ Lancet. 2004 Nov 6-12;364(9446):1678-83. PMID: 15530628
2 ~ Archives of Internal Medicine October 24, 2011
3 ~ How Statins Really Work Explains Why They Don’t Really Work March 11, 2011
4 ~ NCHS Data Brief, No. 7, September 2008
5 ~ New England Journal of Medicine November 25, 2010
6 ~ Rasmussen Reports August 24, 2010

May 1, 2012

ACNE: Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS)

Posted in ACNE (mild to severe) tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 6:27 pm by PCOSLady

HS ACNE VARIATION....


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ACNE (severe)
Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS)
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PCOS Lady
HS effects both men and women it seems… I have experienced minor bouts of this through my life… Luckily they went away… Acne, we all experience it, PCOS women usually have it start on the face, then it moves to our shoulders, etc… We get the few on our breasts and groin areas… Some women try treating acne for years with little success… You may have HS… I suggest keeping this info on hand for your doctor…
~ This can be caused by “bad” parasites as well. Best to look at the symptoms under PARASITES…
~ The Cure Zone covered HS exceptionally well!
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What is hidradenitis suppurativa?
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Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS), also known as ‘Acne Inversa’, is a physically, psychologically, and socially disabling disease affecting inverse areas of the body (those places where there is skin-to-skin contact – armpits, groin, breasts, etc.), and where apocrine glands and hair follicles are found. It is non-contagious and recurrent; typically manifesting as a progression from single boil-like, pus-filled abscesses, or hard sebaceous lumps, to painful, deep-seated, often inflamed clusters of lesions with chronic seepage (suppuration — hence the name) involving significant scarring.
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Abscesses may be as large as baseballs in some people, are extremely painful to the touch and may persist for years with occasional to frequent periods of inflammation, culminating in drainage, often leaving open wounds that will not heal. These “flare-ups” are often triggered by stress, hormonal changes, or humid heat. Drainage of the lumps provides some relief from severe, often debilitating, pressure pain; however, pain occurs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for HS sufferers during flare-ups, and is difficult to manage.
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Persistent lesions may lead to the formation of sinus tracts, or tunnels connecting the abscesses under the skin. At this stage, complete healing is usually not possible, and progression of the disease in the area is inevitable. Occurrences of bacterial infections and cellulites (deep tissue inflammation) are likely at these sites.
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Because of the drainage which may have a foul odor, fever and fatigue caused by acute inflammation and the physical restrictions caused by pain and skin deformation, people often cannot work, drive, exercise or even perform day-to-day tasks, and are ashamed to go out in public. HS sufferers may go through severe bouts of depression, avoid public and inter-personal contact, become sedentary and often overweight.
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HS typically goes undiagnosed for years because patients are ashamed to speak with anyone. When they do see a doctor, the disease is frequently misdiagnosed. Only relatively few physicians are able to recognize it and even when they do, suggested treatments are often ineffective, temporary and sometimes even harmful. There is no known cure nor any consistently effective treatment; what works for one person may not work for another. In advanced, chronic cases, surgery is often the choice, but recurrences of HS are not uncommon.
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The mechanisms of the disease are described in this article.
from The Cure Zone site…
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Historically, HS has been considered a rare disorder, because it is difficult to accurately estimate the number of HS victims; they conceal their condition, even from friends and close relatives. Estimates, however, indicate at least 1 million – potentially up to 12 million – Hidradenitis Suppurativa sufferers in the United States alone!
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What’s in a name…
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HS was first described in 1839 and has since been called many names. We still cannot agree on what to call it. Germans prefer Akne Inversa, the French still like to use Verneuil’s, which we’ll admit, sounds much better than Hidradenitis Suppurativa (‘oozing inflamed sweat glands’). All are equally correct and equally wrong. All but names for symptoms of an underlying disease we don’t yet know.
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…”correct” names for this disease:
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Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS)
alt: Hidradenitis Supportiva
Acne Inversa (AI)
Apocrine Acne
Acne conglobata
Apocrinitis
Verneuil’s disease
Velpeau’s disease
Fox-den disease
Pyodermia sinifica fistulans
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Internationally:
Hidrosadénite Suppurée (fr)
Hidrosadenite Supurativa (es)
Idrosadenite suppurativa (it)
Maladie de Verneuil (fr)
Doença de Verneuil (pt)
Akne Inversa (de)
гнойного гидраденита (ru)
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…has been diagnosed as, but is not:
~ Folliculitis
~ Acne
~ Boils
~ Cysts (sebaceous, inclusion and subcutaneous)
~ Furuncles
~ Carbuncles
~ Poor Hygiene
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…is definitely not:
~ contagious
~ Herpes
~ STD
~ Cancer
~ Allergies
~ Plague
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…often happens in conjunction with:
~ PCOS / Insulin Resistance / Androgen Dysfunction
~ Crohns and other inflammatory auto-immune conditions
~ Anemia
~ Hyperhydrosis / hyperhidrosis
~ Depression
~ Acne Vulgaris / Cystic / Conglobata
~ Pilonidal cysts
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Stages of the Disease
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Hidradenitis typically develops slowly over time. Since there are no 100% successful treatments it will run its course. Development differs, however, from individual to individual. With some, the disease may stagnate and never develop past a mild stage, with others, it may escalate and become a debilitating disease. We do not know why.
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This is how HS may progress:
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~ Stage I: Solitary or multiple isolated abscess formation without scarring or sinus tracts;
~ Stage II: Recurrent abscesses, single or multiple widely separated lesions, with beginning sinus tract formation (“tunneling”) and cicatrisation (formation of scar tissue);
~ Stage III: Diffuse or broad involvement across a regional area with multiple interconnected sinus tracts, significant cicatrisation and persistent abscesses.
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SITES:
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http://curezone.com/forums/description.asp?f=754
FORUM: http://curezone.com/forums/f.asp?f=754
~ The Cure Zone … Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS), also known as ‘Acne Inversa’, is a physically, psychologically, and socially disabling disease …
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http://images.mitrasites.com/hidradenitis-suppurativa.html
~ HS pictures…
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http://www.beautylish.com/a/vmsms/hormonal-acne
~ by Victoria Stanell of Beautylish … Get the lowdown on “pimple geography” and learn why your zits can give you clues about other issues in your body.
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http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hidradenitis-suppurativa/DS00818

~ Mayo Clinic … Hidradenitis suppurativa — Comprehensive overview covers causes, symptoms and treatments, which may include surgery. Includes picture.
Symptoms – Treatments and drugs – Hidradenitis suppurativa of the … – Causes
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http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/hidradenitissuppurativa.html
~ Medline Plus … Jul 17, 2012 – Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic disease of a type of sweat gland. … HS usually develops in your armpits, groin and anal area.
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http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/hidradenitis-suppurativa
~ Genetics Home Reference … Hidradenitis suppurativa is a chronic skin disease characterized by recurrent boil-like lumps (nodules) under the skin. The nodules are inflamed and painful… Wealth of info on topic, clinical trials, living with it, etc…
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Hidradenitis Suppurativa Foundation, Inc. – A 501(c)(3) non-profit …
http://www.hs-foundation.org/
~ Hidradenitis Suppurativa Foundation, Inc. (HSF) … Mar 30, 2011 – Hidradenitis Suppurativa Foundation, Inc. Dedicated to improving the quality of life and quality of care for individuals and families affected by …
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GOOGLE:
hidradenitis description
* While on search page then IMAGES on left side, they vary greatly!
hidradenitis description symptoms
hidradenitis description treatments
hidradenitis suppurativa
acne inversa
hidradenitides, suppurative
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suppurative hidradenitis

April 23, 2012

Hashimoto’s Disease

Posted in HASHIMOTO's DISEASE tagged , , , , , , , , , , , at 2:35 am by PCOSLady

Things unfold inside us as we age like a rose blooms petal by petal...



Hashimoto’s Disease

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PCOS Lady
Years ago a woman had messaged me asking if you could have PCOS and Hashimoto’s disease… Back then (2003-2004) research had not mentioned them together… Today the two are connected… There was little online then about Hashimoto’s disease, she learned from her doctor….
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Hashimoto’s disease is an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. It also is called Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (theye-royd-EYET-uhss). Hashimoto’s disease does not have unique signs and symptoms. The disease typically progresses slowly over a number of years and causes chronic thyroid damage, leading to a drop in thyroid hormone levels in your blood. The signs and symptoms are mainly those of an underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism).
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The signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism vary widely, depending on the severity of hormone deficiency. At first, you may barely notice any symptoms, such as fatigue and sluggishness, or you may simply attribute them to getting older. But as the disease progresses, you may develop more obvious signs and symptoms.
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Signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism include:
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~ Fatigue and sluggishness
~ Increased sensitivity to cold
~ Constipation
~ Pale, dry skin
~ A puffy face
~ Hoarse voice
~ An elevated blood cholesterol level
~ Unexplained weight gain — occurring infrequently and rarely exceeding 10 to 20 pounds, most of which is fluid
~ Muscle aches, tenderness and stiffness, especially in your shoulders and hips
~ Pain and stiffness in your joints and swelling in your knees or the small joints in your hands and feet
~ Muscle weakness, especially in your lower extremities
~ Excessive or prolonged menstrual bleeding (menorrhagia)
~ Depression
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Without treatment, signs and symptoms gradually become more severe and your thyroid gland may become enlarged (goiter).
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Consult your doctor if you develop these signs and symptoms:
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~ Tiredness for no apparent reason
~ Dry skin
~ Pale, puffy face
~ Constipation
~ Hoarse voice
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Have periodic testing of your thyroid function if:
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~ You’ve had thyroid surgery
~ You’ve had treatment with radioactive iodine or anti-thyroid medications
~ You’ve had radiation therapy to your head, neck or upper chest
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NOTES
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~ High blood cholesterol might be caused by hypothyroidism. And if you’re receiving hormone therapy for hypothyroidism caused by
~ Hashimoto’s disease can cause hypothyroidism….
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SITES
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http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hashimotos-disease/DS00567/DSECTION=symptoms
~ Mayo Clinic…
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http://www.womenshealth.gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/hashimoto-disease.cfm
~ * Women’s Health … Fact Sheet
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http://thyroid.about.com/cs/hypothyroidism/a/hashivshypo.htm
~ * About.com Thyroid Disease … Hashimoto’s vs. Hypothyroidism: What’s the Difference?
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GOOGLE:
hashimoto’s disease
hashimoto’s symptoms
hashimoto’s hypothyroidism
hashimoto’s disease PCOS
hashimoto’s PCOS forums
hashimoto’s forums
hypothyroidism
hypothyroidism symptoms

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:
melatonin
melatonin deficiency
melatonin dosage
melatonin overdose
melatonin side effects
melatonin for children
melatonin for dogs

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