October 6, 2012

Hair Loss

Posted in HAIR LOSS tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 5:53 pm by PCOSLady

PCOS Lady:
Most of us experience hair loss … For some its temporary due to a medical condition, trauma, us pulling it out, lol or allergic reaction possibly to something or ??? … For some of you its hereditary … I found this post on the topic and felt it was well worth looking into! Get tested and even try the natural things listed for a while …
~ Has anyone heard your doctor mention DHT or androsteinedione? Let alone them caring about testosterone levels in us! We have to research it all for ourselves…
~ Be tested for levels of testosterone, androsteinedione, and the very potent form dihydrotestosterone (DHT) …
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Her whole blog is well worth reading through and following for updated information … Highly informative and in depth, I love her postings! Her Hair Loss post, get a feel for her blog…
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Hair Loss · My PCOS Info
http://mypcos.info/1/q-a/hair-loss/
~ My PCOS … So basically, DHT is the ‘root’ of all evil when it comes to hair loss for the majority of … You can get a 1% shampoo over the counter at a pharmacy or a 2% one on prescription. … http://www.lef.org/LEFCMS/aspx/PrintVersionMagic.aspx? (page down) … Be Sociable, Share! … Not that any of the symptoms of PCOS are particularly pleasant, but the loss of head hair seems … WHAT CAUSES HAIR LOSS IN PCOS?
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HAIR LOSS
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Quite a few women have asked me recently what they can do to halt and reverse the hair loss that can accompany PCOS. Not that any of the symptoms of PCOS are particularly pleasant, but the loss of head hair seems to be one of the most upsetting for many women.
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WHAT CAUSES HAIR LOSS IN PCOS?
There are several hormones which comprise what we collectively call androgens: testosterone, androsteinedione, and the very potent form dihydrotestosterone (DHT) all of which are made in men’s bodies in large amounts, and also in women’s bodies but normally in quite small amounts.
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In those who are genetically susceptible, when testosterone comes in contact with enzymes residing in the hair cell, it can be converted into DHT, the more potent androgen, which then binds with receptors deep within the hair follicle.
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Over time, an excess build-up of this very potent form of testosterone in the follicle causes it to start shrinking, which then alters the natural resting and growth phases of the hair, resulting in some of the follicles dying off and some becoming incapable of growing or maintaining a healthy level of hair growth.
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So basically, DHT is the ‘root’ of all evil when it comes to hair loss for the majority of women with PCOS. (Sorry I truly couldn’t help myself).
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WHAT CAN YOU DO TO REDUCE DHT LEVELS?
As hair growth is a slow process, you will need to allow for at least 3 and maybe 6 months for any significant difference, however there are plenty of things you can do:
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SAW PALMETTO: This medicinal herb (serenoa repens) has been shown to have antiandrogenic effects (Testosterone lowering). It acts in a similar way to the male pattern hair loss drug Propecia by blocking the enzyme 5-alpha reductase, which when it interacts with testosterone in the body turns it into the far more potent form, DHT. It also blocks the receptor sites on your cell membranes that allow the absorption of DHT.
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SPEARMINT: You can also add things like spearmint tea into your diet, it has been shown to lower testosterone levels when taken regularly.
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AVOCADO: Blocks the conversion of testosterone to DHT.
LIQUORICE & WHITE PAEONY: These herbs which are also in a chinese formula together called TJ-68 have also been shown in clinical studies to lower testosterone.
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STINGING NETTLE, GOTU KOLA & SIBERIAN GINSENG: all act to block the formation of DHT as I think does Pygeum an african prune.
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GREEN TEA EXTRACT: contains a very potent antioxidant polyphenol called epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) which inhibits 5-alpha reductase, blocking the formation of DHT. In a study on rodents, a third of those who had green tea extract added to their drinking water had significant hair regrowth.
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NUTRITIONAL SUPPORT: Magnesium, Zinc and B6 are all very good for your hair, skin and nails and also DHT blockers. In additionally a good quality multivitamin is a good idea for everybody. The amino acids l-lysine and l-arginine also help to combat hair loss.
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KETOCONAZOLE: There is an antifungal/antidandruff shampoo called Nizoral which contains ketoconazole, which can reduce DHT levels when used as a shampoo or in tablets, can actually reduce the amount of androgens produced. You can get a 1% shampoo over the counter at a pharmacy or a 2% one on prescription.
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You could also try a regenerative hair oil treatment including oils such as:
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~ Emu Oil as a Base (as it is a DHT blocker) and any of the following:
~ Sunflower (supplies more Vitamin E than any other oil) (Its strengthening and protective agents help to further nourish and condition dry or damaged hair)
~ Olive (beneficial for dry or damaged hair),
~ Basil (Useful for split ends. Stimulates scalp circulation, resulting in increased hair growth)
~ Bay (stimulates scalp and helps hair health, great old fashioned hair tonic for thinning hair)
~ Cayenne (increases circulation and stimulates growth)
~ Cedarwood (promotes hair growth)
~ Cedar & Chammomile (great tonic for fair hair)
~ Citrus Oils (all cleanse oil and increase shine)
~ Cypress (Shine and condition. Also an uplifting scent)
~ Eucalyptus (Stimulating and cleansing)
~ Grapefruit (stimulates scalp)
~ Juniper (great for toning an oily scalp)
~ Lavender (stimulates hair growth, has a lovely fragrance and is a good cleanser)
~ Lemon (treat underactive glands, promotes hair growth)
~ Lemongrass (Great for adding shine)
~ Patchouli (Deep cleansing)
~ Peppermint (promotes circulation, is stimulating and cleansing and removes shampoo buildup)
~ Rose (Shine, scent, youthfulness)
~ Rosemary (stimulates hair growth, increases volume, good for getting rid of dandruff)
~ Sage (stimulates hair growth)
~ Tea Tree (Eradicating Lice, Dandruff & Fungus. Stimulates Scalp)
~ Thyme (stimulates hair growth by deep cleansing hardened sebum)
~ Ylang-Ylang (Good for split ends, stimulates scalp increasing hair growth, soothes skin, balances sebum production)
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Add 3 drops of each oil (choose the ones you think will help you the most but best not to use more than 7 at a time) to a base of emu oil and/or sunflower oil and/or olive oil, making sure you keep the essential oils at less than 10% – I would probably go for 2.5% – 5%. There are roughly 20 drops to one millilitre, and there are 5ml in a teaspoon. If you use 36 drops or roughly 2 ml, you would need between and 25 and 100 ml depending upon how strong you wanted to make it. I definitely recommend starting with the lower concentration until you see how sensitive your scalp is.
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You can also add essential oils to your existing shampoo or conditioner. I add 10 drops of tea tree oil to my shampoo and rinse my hair with vinegar instead of using conditioner. (I use brown, but apple cider vinegar, live with the ‘mother’ such as Braggs is best). This alters the pH of your hair and scalp and prevents yeasts and fungal infections from taking up residence. It also makes your hair REALLY silky smooth. I have long, thick, curly hair (currently down to my tailbone) and find that rinsing with vinegar makes it much easier to brush and detangle and reduces the amount of hair you shed each time you wash. I have found it to be better than conditioner, even the expensive salon brands.
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SITES
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Balding, online:
http://www.lef.org/LEFCMS/aspx/PrintVersionMagic.aspx?CmsID=112617
~ Life Extension Foundation with Suzanne Somers…
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PCOS and Female Hair Loss
http://www.hairlosslearningcenter.org/causes-of-hair-loss/pcos-female-hair-loss.asp
~ Hair Loss Learning Center … PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) and Female Hair Loss … In women with PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), high levels of androgens … Hair Loss Blog …
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Dihydrotestosterone (DHT)
https://www.directlabs.com/Resources/Hormones/DHT/tabid/156/language/en-US/Default.aspx
~ Direct Labs … While DHT is best known for its roles in causing male pattern hair loss and prostate problems, it is crucial to virilization and is necessary to mitigate estrogen’s …
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Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) – Mark Glenn Hair Enhancement
http://www.markglenn.com/female-hair-loss-information/dihydrotestosterone-dht
~ Mark Glenn … Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) | Female Hair Loss information and solutions from London’s Mark Glenn Hair Enhancement, the UK’s leading provider of cosmetic …
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BLOGS
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http://www.womenshairlossproject.com/
~ Women’s Hair Loss Project … A Community For Women Dealing With Hair Loss – Help, Hope and Understanding. … This is in response to a recent blog which referred to telling her husband …
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GOOGLE:
dihydrotestosterone
DHT
dihydrotestosterone hair loss
what are DHT levels
reduce dht
dht hormone hair loss
dht treatment
purpose of dht
lowering dht levels naturally

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June 2, 2012

Weight Loss Tricks, Tips

Posted in LIFESTYLE CHANGES tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 11:21 pm by PCOSLady

WEIGHT LOSS TRICKS & TIPS
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PCOS Lady:
Weight loss is a daily thought for us… We each have our own tricks, tips and ways… Some interesting info and ways were found in the sites listed…
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TIPS
~ Eat every 2-3 hours, keep your stomach moving to keep your metabolism up…
~ Always eat your carb with a protein… The protein knocks the carbs out of you!
~ Eat a strict diet for 2 days, add carbs every 3rd day… Research just proved the body never adjusts to this…
~ Always keep water with you to hydrate…
~ Eat only butter! Margarine just clogs your arteries with plaque…
~ Stay low keyed on aspartame products! It creates havoc in “YOU” over time!
~ Read labels… Stay away from “low fat” “diet” etc… stuff! They have hidden nasty ingredients in them!
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http://www.drozfans.com/dr-oz-diet/dr-oz-swimsuit-slimdown-drink-salad-recipe-aminophylline-cream/
~ Dr Oz … Secret Swimsuit Slimdown Drink Recipe
* Combine 1 C grapefruit juice, 2 tsp apple cider vinegar, and 1 tsp honey. Drink this combination before every meal. Apple cider vinegar helps you burn and break down fat. This drink combination also burns away your fat, literally. Drink it 3 x per day before meals. *
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http://fitness.mercola.com/sites/fitness/archive/2012/10/12/goldilocks-exercise-zone.aspx?e_cid=20121012_DNL_art_1
~ Dr Mercola .. Less Can Be More, Research Shows: Maximizing Health Benefits of Exercise By Finding Your “Goldilock’s Zone”
* Avoiding fructose and other grain carbohydrates is a critical element of a successful weight loss strategy. This includes sports or energy drinks and fruit juices (even if they’re freshly squeezed) … Read complete article at site …
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NUTS for You!
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Almonds ~ 1/4c = 1/4c milk’s calcium
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Pistachios ~ 1oz = 1/2 a banana of 310 mg of potassium ( crucial for nerve central & muscle function)
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Walnuts ~ 1/4c 91% of daily value omega 3’s (boots brain function, lowers inflammatory disease risk like arthritis & psoriasis)
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Soy Nuts ~ rich in isoflavones – protect bones & heart (not a nut)
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IDEAS
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Discover Raspberry Ketone – Shed Pounds Naturally
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July 25, 2012
Dr. Oz recently featured Raspberry Ketone as a great natural weight
loss alternative. He praised it for its ability to effectively
target fat cells and increase the hormones in your body that allow
you to get thinner more effectively. He was impressed with how
quickly most users experienced results from Raspberry Ketone, with
many seeing a difference in as little as one week!
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SITES
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The Facts About Garcinia Cambogia
http://www.consumersguides.com/garcinia_cambogia_reviews/c1.html
~ Consumer Guides … The Facts About Garcinia Cambogia
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http://www.fitsugar.com/How-Do-I-Lose-Weight-25489490?slide=10
~ ~ Fit Sugar … The Ultimate Guide to Weight Loss: 56 Tips and Tricks to Drop Pounds Now
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http://www.doubleyourfatlossnow.com/
~ Dr Steve Sisskind … Which of These 4 Hormones Makes You Skinny?
* Adipodectin, Grehlin, Insulin, Cortisol … A video well worth watching!
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http://www.dietdoctor.com/lchf
~ Diet Doctor … Real food for your health! … Do you want to eat real food (as much as you like) and improve your health and weight? It may sound too good to be true, but LCHF (Low Carb, High Fat) is a method that has been used for 150 years. Now, modern science backs it up with proof that it works. There is no weighing your food, no counting, no bizarre “meal replacements,” no pills. There is just real food and common sense. And all the advice here is 100 percent free.
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http://weight-loss.alltopics.com/

~ Alltopics … Weight-Loss offers diet plans, pills, body mass index and other helpful tools. Here readers can find the latest news and diet information as well as delicious recipes to help readers achieve their dietary goals. Articles are constantly updated, rated by popularity and gathered from every source on the Web.
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http://www.weightlosshelpandtips.net/
~ Weight Loss Help and Tips … Weight loss tips, fitness and diet tips for fast, natural and easy weight loss from experts for everyone…
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http://www.prevention.com/weight-loss
~ Prevention … Weight Loss: Weight Loss Tips, Diets, Flat Belly Diet … How to lose weight fast with weight loss tips, low-calorie diets, healthy diet plans, and healthy recipes that reduce belly fat, boost metabolism, and help you cut …
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http://www.theweightlosstipssite.com/category/weight-loss-tips/fast-ways-to-stay-motivated-to-weight-loss-plan/

~ Free Weight Loss Tips … Site gives you hundreds of free weight loss tips and discusses weight loss programs, weight loss methods and many other ways to help you loss weight.
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http://www.ayurvedicliving.org/
~ Ayurvedic Living … Ayurveda: the ancient art & science of life! Here you will find practical information on Ayurvedic diet, herbs, medicine, and treatments – including Ashwagandha, Triphala, Shilajit, Shatavari, and more!
~ Before learning about Ayurvedic dieting and treatment, and how you can use it to enhance your health and life; it is important that you understand the basic concepts behind this healing art.
– See more at: http://www.ayurvedicliving.org/#sthash.X7THI9R8.dpuf
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http://www.fitnessmagazine.com/weight-loss/tips/
~ Fitness Magazine … Smart weight-loss tips, simple weight-loss tricks, and easy diet ideas for fast and easy weight loss.
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http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/health-tip/HT00321/rss=1
~ Mayo Clinic … Health tips from Mayo Clinic, featuring simple strategies for a healthy lifestyle.
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http://www.livestrong.com/weight-loss-tips/
~ Livestrong … Improve your health, lifestyle, diet nutrition with Weight Loss Tips news, facts, tips, other information. Educate yourself about Weight Loss Tips help yourself and …
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http://www.101weightloss.com/articles/weight-loss-tips-for-women-over-40-224.htm
~ 101 Weight Loss … Visit for quick, easy, safe & healthy weight loss tips. Articles on diets, pills, plans, programs and more.
NOTE:
Some prescription drugs may also be hindering your weight loss efforts or may even cause weight gain. According to the experts, more than 50 commonly used drugs can have these types of effects. Some of these are:
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~ Prednisone -A steroid prescribed for respiratory ailments.
~ Elavil – An antidepressant.
~ Tofranil – Another antidepressant.
~ Zyprexia – In drug that addresses psychosis.
~ Diabeta – For diabetic patients.
~ Diabinese – Another commonly used drug for diabetes.
~ Prevacid – Anti hurt-burn
~ Nexium – Another anti hurt-burn drug.
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Ask your pharmacist about the drugs you take in relation to preventing your weight loss…
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http://weightlossgo.com/
~ Weight Loss Go … Do you want to lose weight? I show you how, with a huge collection of over 100 weight loss tips and easy weight loss solutions to make losing weight easy and achievable. Known celeb diet links listed…
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http://pinterest.com/search/?q=weight+loss
~ Pinterest … Posts on weight loss… Infinite topics at your fingertips!
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All Things Food and Diet – FatSecret
http://www.fatsecret.com/Default.aspx?pa=ds&type=1
~ Fat Secret … Popular diets listed, 59 pages to search through… Has Info, journals, diet talk, recipes, tips, members categories for each diet… Find great meal ideas, diet tools, community support and more as you discover a world of healthy eating…
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A Compendium on Nutrition, Health, & Fitness
http://examine.com/
~ Examine … Examine.com is a compendium on on nutrition, health, fitness, and supplements. Everything on Examine.com is backed with citations to published scientific … Obsessed with facts!
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http://www.trimdownclub.com/
~ Trim Down Club Program … Powerful tools such as menu planner, progress meter and diet journal. lose weight while eating your favorite foods. Track your success and monitor your results.
~ To join Trim Down Club, you must pay a one time fee of $47 to get the Quick Start Guide, the Trim Down Main Program, the Trim Down Club Cookbook, the Guide to Food Shopping the Proper Way, and all the available online tools.
~ Video: http://www.info.trimdownclub.com/introduction.html
~ Recipes: http://www.trimdownclub.com/view-recipes/
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FOOD
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Local Harvest / Farmers Markets / Family Farms / CSA / Organic Food
www.localharvest.org/
~ Local harvest … Locally grown produce anywhere in the country! Use our map to locate farmers markets, family farms, CSAs, farm stands, and u-pick produce in your area …
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GOOGLE:
healthy weight loss tips
weight loss plans
weight loss programs
free weight loss tips
weight loss exercises
weight loss diets
vegan pcos goddess blog
ayurvedic living
garcinia cambogia

May 21, 2012

Alternative Healing Ways

Posted in ALTERNATIVE HEALING tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 9:37 pm by PCOSLady

Alternative Healing Ways
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PCOS Lady:
Mitra AltHealth is an extensive site about alternative health ways… I like infinite information here for you to look through and maybe try if you feel something may help you!
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Many celebs and people are doing Yoga with lasting results… Other people are finding Chinese remedies are working…
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Water therapy, hydro therapy, is just now being known to do wonders!
~ I know it works from my days in the horse industry… Leg injuries heal faster without added pressure…
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Back injuries i know 1st hand a chiropractor may be the only right choice… Had a physical therapist place owner do major damage to my back… Took the chiropractor two and a half hours to get the three spasms and damage undone!
* That scenario made me “WAKE UP” to alternative healing, etc…
~ Some back problems are alright with physical therapy… Depends on each person and what is wrong…
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I am not one to poison my body with drugs, etc… Antibiotics for infections i will take the full 7 to 10 days… Today i know to follow them up with a yeast cleanse after. Then every 3 years on a regular basis or if i need to!
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Over medicating is a huge problem today! Doctors, drug companies, etc… are getting wealthy as you get poorer over it all! Your insurance companies are reaping monies as well…
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I ask you to sit down with your pharmacist and go over all your meds, prescription and over the counter… They are trained on drugs, the actions, reactions and interactions… Your doctors are not!
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www.drugs.com
~ Drugs can be looked up here before you take them as well… Very informative about all drugs…
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I ask you consider rethinking how you are treating your medical conditions… There might be a healthier way out there for you and you may feel alot better too!
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Alternative Health
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http://althealth.mitrasites.com/
~ Mitra AltHealth … Helps you surf alternative health information: alternative health insurance, alternative health supplements, alternative medicine, alternative mental health, alternative therapies, alternative treatment, chinese medicine, energy healing, holistic health, natural health, etc…
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Alternative Health
~ http://althealth.mitrasites.com/alternative-health.html
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Favorite Terms:
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Alexander Technique
~ http://althealth.mitrasites.com/alexander-technique.html
Apitherapy
~ http://althealth.mitrasites.com/apitherapy.html
Aromatherapy
~ http://althealth.mitrasites.com/aromatherapy-herbs.html
Herbs
~ http://althealth.mitrasites.com/aromatherapy-herbs.html
Ayurveda
~ http://althealth.mitrasites.com/ayurveda.html
Ayurvedic Herbs
~ http://althealth.mitrasites.com/ayurvedic-herbs.html
Ayurvedic Medicine
~ http://althealth.mitrasites.com/ayurvedic-medicine.html
Black Cohosh
~ http://althealth.mitrasites.com/black-cohosh.html
Blueberry
~ http://althealth.mitrasites.com/blueberry.html
Chinese Medicine
~ http://althealth.mitrasites.com/chinese-medicine.html
Chinese Medicine Herbs
~ http://althealth.mitrasites.com/chinese-medicine-herbs.html
Chiropractic
~ http://althealth.mitrasites.com/chiropractic.html
Color Therapies
~ http://althealth.mitrasites.com/color-therapies.html
Energy Healing
~ http://althealth.mitrasites.com/energy-healing.html
Fasting And Cleansing
~ http://althealth.mitrasites.com/fasting-and-cleansing.html
Herbs
~ http://althealth.mitrasites.com/herbs.html
Holistic Health
~ http://althealth.mitrasites.com/holistic-health.html
Holistic Medicine
~ http://althealth.mitrasites.com/holistic-medicine.html
Homeopathy
~ http://althealth.mitrasites.com/homeopathy.html
Hypnotherapy
~ http://althealth.mitrasites.com/hypnotherapy.html
Integrated Medicine
~ http://althealth.mitrasites.com/integrated-medicine.html
Lavender
~ http://althealth.mitrasites.com/lavender.html
Magnetic Therapy
~ http://althealth.mitrasites.com/magnetic-therapy.html
Meditation
~ http://althealth.mitrasites.com/meditation.html
Naturopathy
~ http://althealth.mitrasites.com/naturopathy.html
Ozone Therapy
~ http://althealth.mitrasites.com/ozone-therapy.html
Palmtherapy
~ http://althealth.mitrasites.com/palmtherapy.html
Qigong
~ http://althealth.mitrasites.com/qigong.html
Reflexology
~ http://althealth.mitrasites.com/reflexology.html
Reiki
~ http://althealth.mitrasites.com/reiki.html
Tibetan Medicine
~ http://althealth.mitrasites.com/tibetan-medicine.html
Weight Gain
~ http://althealth.mitrasites.com/weight-gain.html
Weight Loss
~ http://althealth.mitrasites.com/weight-loss.html
Yoga
~ http://althealth.mitrasites.com/yoga.html
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PCOS Lady:
There are other options available to you out there… I urge you to look in to alternative ways… Know that the medical world is opening up and acknowledging alternative ways work for many… They realize the medicines, etc… do not fix everything!
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