April 25, 2013

Your Core Being

Posted in FYI, MINERALS, NATURAL WELL BEING, RESEARCH tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 4:23 pm by PCOSLady

Your ‘CORE’ Being
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PCOS Lady:
This explains why you need your minerals checked periodically! It shows why holistic and natural path doctors and ways do work!
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Excellent videos to be watched and listened to by Neil Tyson at the link below… He is frank about the truths!
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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/23/neil-degrasse-tyson-origins-atomic-elements-bodies_n_3117063.html?icid=maing-grid7|main5|dl27|sec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D303383
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Neil deGrasse Tyson Explains The Origins Of Atomic Elements In Our Bodies (VIDEO)
The paper is entitled “Synthesis of the Elements in Stars” but is sometimes referred to as the B2FH paper, after the authors’ initials.
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Your ‘CORE’ Being: by Astrophysicist Neil Tyson
What’s the human body made of? Ninety-nine percent consists of atoms of just six elements: oxygen, carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, calcium, and phosphorus, with the remaining one percent consisting of trace elements like magnesium, sulfur, and iron.

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Article: The Huffington Post | By Melissa Cronin4/23/20
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What’s the human body made of? Ninety-nine percent consists of atoms of just six elements: oxygen, carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, calcium, and phosphorus, with the remaining one percent consisting of trace elements like magnesium, sulfur, and iron.
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But where did those elements come from? That question long presented a puzzle to scientists. At least it did until the publication of a now-obscure scientific paper in the middle of the twentieth century, as celebrated astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson explains in a new video (above).
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“There was a seminal paper — one of the most important research papers ever published — that gave us the description of the origin of the elements,” Tyson says in the video.
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The paper is entitled “Synthesis of the Elements in Stars” but is sometimes referred to as the B2FH paper, after the authors’ initials
. It was published in Reviews of Modern Physics in 1957. Before its publication, the prevailing theory held that all elements were products of the Big Bang 15 billion years ago. But this theory accounted only for light elements like hydrogen and helium.
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So where did the heavy elements found in nature come from?
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The B2FH paper argued that all heavy elements were created within stars via nuclear fusion — a process known as stellar nucleosynthesis. As stars cool and “die,” they release the heavy elements into space. Ultimately, some of this material is incorporated into planets and even our bodies.
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If the paper was so important, why do so few nonscientists know about it? According to Tyson, it’s because the paper’s origins don’t fit conventional notions of scientific discovery.
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“There was no lone scientist burning the midnight oil making the eureka discovery,” Tyson says. “It was a little messier than that. But the consequences of it are profound.”

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

September 19, 2012

Magnesium ~ Epsom Salts

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

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

May 25, 2012

Dr Flechas on Fibromyalgia

Posted in Fibromyalgia tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 5:41 am by PCOSLady

DR JORGE FLECHAS


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DR FLECHAS on FIBROMYALGIA
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PCOS Lady:
You will learn many things about your condition… I will say even enough to tell your doctor what tests and treatments to try…
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* IMPORTANT *
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http://cypress.he.net/~bigmacnc/drflechas/index.htm
http://www.thelivinlowcarbshow.com/shownotes/816/dr-jorge-flechas-on-iodine-therapy-for-thyroid-fibromyalgia-and-more-episode-283/
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www.HelpMyThyroid.com
~ Dr. Flechas is a nationally known speaker on the diagnosis and successful treatment of Fibromyalgia, one of the 10 most frequently misdiagnosed syndromes in North America …
~ Dr. Flechas is a nationally known speaker on the diagnosis and successful treatment of Fibromyalgia, one of the 10 most frequently misdiagnosed syndromes in North America today. Dr. Flechas is considered to have broken a paradigm in effectively treating Fibromyalgia pain without the use of anti-depressant, anti-inflammatory, or narcotic medications. His treatment involves the use of Nitroglycerine to increase Nitric Oxide, a natural pain killer found in the body. He has recently found the use of essential oils from plants to decrease the pain of FMS.
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Dr. Flechas is a family practitioner, specializing in the treatment of fibromyalgia and chronic pain. With over 700 fibromyalgia patients, he has a wealth of information to share.
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Dr. Jorge Flechas has developed an effective protocol for treatment of Fibromyalgia Syndrome.
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THE STATISTICS:
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Although this statistic may be significantly understated due to the frequent misdiagnosis of this debilitating syndrome, Fibromyalgia afflicts between two and four percent of the population in the United States today. Fibromyalgia appears to be most frequently present in women with a ratio of 20 women to every 1 man. It is especially prevalent among those women in the age range of 35 to 55. The average age of first onset is 45. It has been diagnosed in teenagers and in children as young as seven years of age.
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http://cypress.he.net/~bigmacnc/drflechas/fibromyalgia.htm
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FIBROMYALGIA SYMPTOMS:
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~ Muscle pain – Hurting All Over
~ Fatigue
~ “Tender Points” in specific areas when pressure is applied
~ Sleep Disturbance
~ Recurring Headache
~ Morning Stiffness
~ Memory Problems
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For a more comprehensive review of the diagnostic criteria associated with FMS, Please visit the website of the National Fibromyalgia Research Association at the http://www.nfra.net
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THE HISTORY:
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FMS has been discussed in the medical literature for many years. It was first described by William Balfour, a surgeon at the University of Edinburgh, in 1816. Our medical alertness to this syndrome is on the rise, and as a consequence more and more patients are being diagnosed in today’s medical environment. It is of interest to note that health care practitioners in China have no recorded incidence of Fibromyalgia, nor does it appear in third world health clinics as predominantly as it does in Western nations such as the United States.
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SITES:
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www.nfra.net
~ The National Fibromyalgia Research Association …
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http://cypress.he.net/~bigmacnc/drflechas/fibrofaq.htm
~ Fibromyalgia FAQ
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http://cypress.he.net/~bigmacnc/drflechas/abstract1.html
~ Abstract: &quOT;Alternative Treatment of Fibromyalgia Using the Oxytocin-Hormonal-Nutrient Protocol to Increase Nitric Oxide”by Jorge Flechas, MD, MPH
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Dr Flechas’ Research

Posted in DR FLECHAS tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 4:36 am by PCOSLady

Dr Flechas’ Research Findings
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PCOS Lady:
After reading his findings you will truly understand much more about your conditions… You will know the path to try and why…
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Dr. Flechas’ research linking Iodine deficiency to PCOS, IR, and Hypothyroidism
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http://www.cancercontrolsociety.com/bio2005/flechas.html
JORGE FLECHAS, M.D., M.P.H.
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DR JORGE FLECHAS


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JORGE FLECHAS, M.D., M.P.H. born in Puerto Rico, received his Medical Doctorate Degree and Masters in Public Health at Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, California. He completed his Family Practice Residency at Florida Hospital in Orlando, Florida.
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Dr. Flechas over the years has published articles in the fields of fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and immune dysfunction syndrome. Lately, he has been involved in research in the field of iodine deficiency, which has been associated with fibrocystic breast disease, ovarian cysts, breast cancer, thyroid goiter and hypothyroidism. Recent work in the field of iodine deficiency has shown that replacement therapy decreases the risk of breast cancer and promotes the reversal of fibrocystic breast disease.
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It has been thought that iodine deficiency only manifests as hypothyroidism. Work done by many researchers over the last few years has shown that iodine is utilized by many different sections of the body. Twenty percent of all of the iodine sits in the human skin. A lack of iodine in the skin manifests as very dry skin and skin that does not sweat when an individual becomes hot. In newborn children iodine is responsible for the development of the babies’ I.Q. Recent research shows iodine deficiency is felt to be the source of attention deficit disorder in children.
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Iodine is utilized by every hormone receptor in the body. The absence of iodine causes a hormonal dysfunction that can be seen with practically every hormone inside the body. Dr. Flechas has recently been able to show that patients with insulin resistant diabetes have a partial to full remission of their illness in the presence of taking iodine. Iodine deficiency is also felt to be the source of ovarian cysts. With iodine replacement therapy the cysts disappear and women have stopped having ovarian cysts.
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Dr. Flechas with the help of Dr. Guy Abraham, GYN/Endocrinologist from Torrance, California has been able to develop an iodine testing laboratory. Dr. Flechas is now the Director of that laboratory. Iodine deficiency can now be measured using the Iodine Loading Test. Kits for doing this testing can be ordered from 1-877-900-5556. The test is available through FFP Laboratories. Dr. Flechas can be reached at his Flechas Family Practice in Henderson, North Carolina by phone 828-684-3233, fax 828-684-3253. and website www.helpmythyroid.com. Articles concerning iodine deficiency have been published and are available via his website.
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CONDITIONS ADDRESSED:
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http://www.crowndiamond.net/audio/flechas.html
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~ Fibromyalgia
~ Arthritis
~ Lupus
~ Gout
~ Asthma
~ Colitis
~ Muscle aches and pains
~ Hot flashes and more
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SITES:
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http://cypress.he.net/~bigmacnc/drflechas/iodine.htm
~ Iodine Insufficiency FAQ
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http://cypress.he.net/~bigmacnc/drflechas/thyroiddisease.htm
~ Thyroid Disorders in Primary Care Medicine
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http://cypress.he.net/~bigmacnc/drflechas/fibromyalgia.htm
~ Fibromyalgia
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http://www.carbwire.com/2009/08/29/dr-jorge-flechas-says-iodine-deficiency-behind-many-of-todays-health-complications
~ Dr. Jorge Flechas Says Iodine Deficiency Behind Many Of Today’s Health Complications
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http://www.carbwire.com/category/restaurants
~ CarbWire … Restaurant carb info…
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PUBLICATIONS:
~ View them at the site…
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http://cypress.he.net/~bigmacnc/drflechas/publications.htm
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Peter B. Himmel, Jorge D. Flechas, Guy E. Abraham
“Colloidal Gold in the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)”…
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Abraham, G.E., Flechas, J.D.:
“Management of Fibromyalgia: Rationale for the Use of Magnesium and Malic Acid.” Journal of Nutritional Medicine, 3: 49-59, 1992. See Abstract…
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Russell, I.J., Michalek, J.E., Flechas, J.D., Abraham, G.E.:
“Treatment of Fibromyalgia Syndrome with Super Malic: A Randomized, Double Blind, Placebo Controlled, Crossover Pilot Study”, Journal of Rheumatology, 22: 953-958, 1995…
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Flechas, J.D.:
“Alternative Treatment of Fibromyalgia Using the Oxytocin-Hormonal-Nutrient Protocol to Increase Nitric Oxide.” Privately published monograph, January 1998 See abstract…
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Abraham, G.E., Flechas, J.D., Hakala, J.C.::
“Effect of daily ingestion of a tablet containing 5mg Iodine and 7.5mg Iodide as the potassium salt, for a period of 3 months, on the results of thyroid function tests and thyroid volume by ultrasonometry in ten euthyroid Caucasian women. “, The Original Internist 9: 6-20, 2002…
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Abraham, G.E., Flechas, J.D., Hakala, J.C.::
“Iodine sufficiency of the whole human body.”, The Original Internist 9: 30-41, 2002…
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Abraham, G.E., Flechas, J.D., Hakala, J.C.::
“Effect of daily ingestion of Iodoral”, Optimox Research Information…
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GOOGLE:
Dr Flechas
Dr Flechas iodine
Dr Flechas thyroid
Dr Flechas fibromyalgia

March 20, 2012

Celiac Disease Symptoms (PCOS plus?)

Posted in CELIAC DISEASE, GLUTEN SENSITIVITY, PCOS, SYMPTOMS tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 2:44 am by PCOSLady

THIS MIGHT BE YOU... HAVE THE TEST FOR CELIAC DISEASE TO KNOW....


Everyone,
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I saw this list and felt it was important to post it here… The symptoms are vast overlapping PCOS and many other conditions…. Maybe you have this too and it’s not being addressed… It may answer the “WHY” your body does not respond to everything you try… April 2012 my DO told me 1 in 25 people have it and do not know it! His niece was just diagnosed having Celiac…
~ The View’s Elisabeth Hasselbeck has Celiac Disease and is Gluten Sensitive…
~ Celiac will prevent you from getting pregnant
~ Gluten Sensitivity starves you inside
~ Gluten allergic has you hungry still after eating because the nutrients pass through your body…
~ Her book: Deliciously G-Free Flavorful Believe Gluten-Free… http://www.amazon.com/Deliciously-G-Free-Flavorful-Believe-Gluten-Free/dp/0345529383/?qid=1340356292&s=books&sr=1-1&keywords=elisabeth+hasselbeck&ie=UTF8&ref=sr_1_1
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It takes a blood test or a mouth swab sample…
http://www.celiac.com/articles/21567/1/Ten-Facts-About-Celiac-Disease-Genetic-Testing/Page1.html
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http://glutenfreeworks.com/gluten-disorders/celiac-disease/symptom-guide/
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Symptom Guide
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Could My Symptoms Be Related to Celiac Disease or Gluten Sensitivity?
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This is a common question people ask in the face of a bewildering array
of possible celiac disease and gluten sensitivity symptoms. The Gluten Free Works Celiac Disease Symptom Guide will help you identify possible symptoms and health problems that you can present to your doctor.
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Here is the list of over 300 Signs, Symptoms, Associated Disorders and Complications directly or indirectly resulting from celiac disease and gluten sensitivity.
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We were the first to present this information in our comprehensive celiac disease reference, “Recognizing Celiac Disease.” This list is now being used by celiac disease centers, national celiac organizations and health organizations worldwide.
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Blood System Symptoms
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Abnormal levels of blood components and quality of blood cells and plasma, detected by blood studies ordered by a doctor…
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~ Anemia, Folic acid
~ Anemia, Iron
~ Anemia, Vitamin B12
~ Anti-Endomysium Antibodies (EMA)
~ Anti-Gliadin Antibodies (AGA)
~ Anti-Tissue Transglutaminase Antibodies (tTG)
~ Associated Autoimmune Antibodies
~ Bone Alkaline Phosphatase Enzyme, Elevated
~ Calcium, Low
~ Cholesterol, Low (below 156)
~ Coagulation Factors, Low
~ Copper, Low
~ Hemochromatosis
~ Glucose, Low or elevated
~ Homocysteine, Elevated
~ Hyperprolactinemia (elevated prolactin hormone)
~ Hypoprothrombinemia
~ Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura
~ Liver Enzymes, Elevated
~ Macroamylasemia
~ Macrocytosis
~ Macrolipasemia
~ Magnesium, Low
~ Neutropenia
~ Phosphorus, Low
~ Plasma Proteins, Low
~ Potassium, Low
~ Prolonged Prothrombin Time
~ Transient Erythroblastopenia
~ Zinc, Low
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Body Composition Symptoms
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Disorders of the body as a whole…
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~ Anorexia (Poor appetite)
~ Appetite, Increased
~ Cachexia (Wasting of the body)
~ Loss of Vitality
~ Obesity
~ Weight Gain, Unexplained
~ Weight Loss, Unexplained
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Cardiovascular System Symptoms
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Disorders of the heart and blood vessels…
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~ Angina Pectoris
~ Aortic Vasculitis
~ Atherosclerosis
~ Cardiomegaly
~ Coronary Artery Disease
~ Easy Bruising (Ecchymosis)
~ Hypertension
~ Idiopathic Dilated Cardiomyopathy
~ Nosebleeds, Unexplained
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Digestive System Symptoms
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The following symptoms in this section may be present alone or in any combination in celiac disease. They result from inflammation, damage,and interference with normal function caused by gluten exposure in the digestive tract itself and/or nutritional deficiencies. As you see, problems can develop not only in the small intestine where inflammation can be intense, but also in other areas such as mucosal tissues of the mouth, esophagus, stomach and colon.
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~ Abdominal Distention (Bloating)
~ Abdominal Pain
~ Adenocarcinoma of the Small Intestine
~ Aphthous Ulcers (Canker sores in mouth)
~ Autoimmune Cholangitis
~ Beta Casein Enteropathy (Cow’s dairy intolerance similar to celiac disease)
~ Bleeding, Unexplained
~ Cancer of the Esophagus
~ Cancer of the Pharynx
~ Candida Infections
~ Carbohydrate Malabsorption
~ Cheilosis (Red lips, cracking/ oozing at corners of mouth)
~ Colitis, Collagenous
~ Colitis, Lymphocytic
~ Colitis, Ulcerative
~ Colonic Volvulus (Loop of intestine twists causing strangulation of intestine)
~ Constipation
~ Constipation Alternating with Diarrhea
~ Crohn’s Disease
~ Defective Tooth Enamel (Yellow, white spots, missing enamel)
~ Delayed Gastric Emptying (Early fullness after eating)
~ Diarrhea, acute (Also called celiac crisis)
~ Diarrhea, chronic
~ Duodenal Erosions in the Second Part of Duodenum (Small ulcers)
~ Dysphagia (Difficulty swallowing)
~ Edema of Small Intestinal Lining
~ Esophageal Small Cell Cancer
~ Esophageal Motor Abnormalities (Poor muscle activity/coordination)
~ Gas
~ Gastric Ulcer (Stomach ulcers)
~ Gastric Ulcerations
~ Gastritis, Collagenous
~ Gastritis, Lymphocytic
~ Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
~ Gastro-Intestinal Occult Bleeding (Blood in stool that is not visible to naked eye)
~ Gluten Sensitive Enteritis
~ Gums bleeding/ swollen (Purplish in adults/ red in children)
~ Heartburn
~ H. Pylori Bacter (Infection of the stomach)
~ Impaired Gall Bladder Motility
~ Irritable Bowel Syndrome
~ Jejunitis, chronic
~ Lactose Intolerance (Gas, bloating, loose stools from milk)
~ Laryngospasm
~ Leaky Gut Syndrome
~ Lymphoma
~ Malabsorption of Nutrients
~ Maltose Intolerance (Gas, bloating, loose stools from maltose, a simple carbohydrate)
~ Nausea
~ Oral Mucosal Lesions (Mouth lesions)
~ Plummer-Vinson Syndrome
~ Post-cricoid Cancer
~ Primary Biliary Cirrhosis (Bile backs up in liver)
~ Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (Scarring of bile ducts in liver)
~ Small Bowel Intussusception (One loop of intestine slips into another)
~ Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth
~ Steatorrhea (Pale, smelly, floating stool hard to flush or sticks to toilet)
~ Sucrose Intolerance (Gas, bloating, mucous in stool from sugar)
~ Tongue (Beefy, red, smooth, burning)
~ Tongue (Fiery red, smooth, swollen, sore)
~ Tongue (Magenta, swollen)
~ Tongue (Pale, smooth, burning)
~ Vomiting
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Glandular System Symptoms
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Disorders of the glands…
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~ Addison’s Disease (Adrenal gland failure)
~ Autoimmune Hepatitis
~ Autoimmune Thyroiditis (Hypothyroidism)
~ Diabetes Mellitus Type I
~ Diabetic Instability
~ Gastro-Intestinal Complications of Type 1 Diabetes
~ Grave’s Disease (Hyperthyroidism)
~ Hepatic Granulomatous Disease
~ Idiopathic Hypoparathyroidism
~ Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
~ Pancreatic Insufficiency
~ Parathyroid Carcinoma
~ Primary Hyperparathyroidism
~ Secondary Hypoparathyroidism
~
Immune System Symptoms
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Disorders of antibody production…
~!
~ Allergic Rhinitis
~ Antiphospholipid Syndrome
~ Asthma
~ Autoimmune Disorders in Celiac Disease
~ Autoimmune Disorders in Dermatitis Herpetiformis
~ Autoimmune Polyglandular Syndromes
~ Common Variable Immunodeficiency
~ Food Allergies, IgE and non-IgE Immune Responses
~ IgA Deficiency
~ Sarcoidosis
~ Sjögrens Syndrome
~ Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
~ Urticaria, chronic (Hives)
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Integumentary System Symptoms
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Disorders of skin, hair, and nails…
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~ Alopecia Areata (Patches of hair loss)
~ Alopecia, Diffuse (Balding)
~ Cutaneous Vasculitis
~ Cutis Laxa
~ Dermatitis Herpetiformis
~ Dermatomyositis
~ Eczema
~ Edema (Swelling)
~ Eythema Elevatum Diutinum
~ Erythema Nodosum
~ Follicular Hyperkeratosis (Dry rough skin/ plugged hair follicles on body)
~ Ichthyosis, Acquired
~ Itchy Skin Rash
~ Hangnail
~ Koilonychia (Thin nails that flatten, ends progressively turning up instead of down)
~ Melanoma
~ Nails, Dry and brittle that chip, peel, crack or break easily
~ Nails with Horizontal and Vertical Ridges/Fragile
~ Nail with Rounded and Curved Down Ends, Dark, Dry
~ Nails with White Spots
~ Nails with Splinter Hemorrhages
~ Pityriasis Rubra Pilaris
~ Prurigo Nodularis (Hyde’s Prurigo)
~ Psoriasis
~ Scleroderma
~ Seborrhea
~ Thin hair
~ Vitiligo
~
Lymphatic System Symptoms
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Disorders of the lymphocytes (white blood cells), lymph nodes and spleen…
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~ B-cell non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
~ Cryptic Intestinal T-cell Lymphoma (Refractory Sprue)
~ Enteropathy Associated T-cell Lymphoma (EATL)
~ Extraintestinal Lymphomas
~ Intraepithelial Lymphocytosis in Small Bowel Samples
~ Lymphadenopathy
~ Mesenteric Lymph Node Cavitation
~ Hyposplenism (Atrophy of spleen)
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Muscular System Symptoms
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Disorders of muscle structure and function…
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~ Hypokalemic Rhabdomyolysis (Acute, severe potassium deficiency)
~ Muscle Pain and Tenderness
~ Muscle Spasm and Cramps
~ Muscle Wasting
~ Muscle Weakness
~ Osteomalacic Myopathy
~ Polymyositis
~ Tetany
~
Nervous System Symptoms
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Disorders of nerves, brain and spinal cord structure and function…
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~ Anxiety
~ Apathy
~ Ataxia, Gait Disturbance
~ Ataxia, Gluten
~ Ataxia, Progressive Myoclonic
~ Brain Atrophy
~ Cerebral Perfusion Abnormalities (Poor blood flow)
~ Chonic Fatigue Syndrome
~ Chorea
~ Cortical Calcifying Angiomatosis
~ Dementia
~ Depression
~ Epilepsy
~ Fatigue/ Lassitude
~ Headache
~ Inability to Concentrate
~ Insomnia
~ Irritability
~ Migraine
~ Multiple Sclerosis
~ Nervous System Disorders
~ Peripheral Neuropathy
~ Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy
~ Schizophrenic Spectrum Disorders
~ Tremors
~ Vasculitis of the Central Nervous System
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Pulmonary System Symptoms
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Disorders of lung tissue and broncheal tree structure and function…

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~ Bronchiectasis
~ Bronchial Pneumonia
~ Idiopathic Pulmonary Hemosiderosis
~ Increased Pulmonary Permeability
~ Increased Susceptibility to Tuberculosis
~ Lung Cavities or Abcess
~ Non-Response to Tuberculosis Treatment
~ Pneumococcal Septicemia
~
Sensory System Symptoms
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Disorders of sense organ structure and function…
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~ Bitot’s Spots (Foamy patches on whites of eye)
~ Blepharitis
~ Bloodshot Eyes
~ Blurred Vision
~ Cataracts
~ Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca
~ Keratomalacia
~ Nightblindness
~ Ocular Myopathy
~ Smell, Loss of
~ Taste, Loss of
~ Uveitis, Bilateral
~ Xerophthalmia
~
Skeletal System Symptoms
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Disorders of bone, joints and teeth…
~ Bone Fracture
~ Bone Pain
~ Enteropathic Arthritis
~ Osteitis Fibrosa
~ Osteomalacia
~ Osteonecrosis
~ Osteoporosis
~ Psoriatic Arthritis
~ Recurrent Monoarthritis
~
Urinary System Symptoms
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Disorders of kidneys and urinary tract structure and function…
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~ Hypocalciuria
~ IgA Nephropathy
~ Kidney Stones
~ Urinary Tract Infection
~
Reproductive System Symptoms in Females
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Disorders of organ structure and function…
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~ Amenorrhea (Absence of menstrual period)
~ Early Menopause
~ Infertility
~ Late Menarche (Late start of menstrual periods)
~ Premenstrual Syndrome
~ Dysmenorrhea (Painful menstrual periods)
~ Dyspareunia (Painful intercourse)
~ Vaginitis
~
Reproductive System Symptoms in Males
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Disorders of organ structure and function…
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~ Hypogonadism
~ Impotence
~ Infertility
~ Sperm Abnormalities
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Reproduction: Pregnancy, Labor & Delivery and Puerperium Symptoms
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Disorders of childbearing…
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~ Severe Iron Deficiency Anemia in Pregnancy
~ Short Duration of Breast Feeding
~ Miscarriage
~ Complications During Pregnancy, Labor and Delivery
~ Complications After Childbirth
~
Zygote Development Symptoms
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Disorders of chromosomes…
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~ Down Syndrome
~ Turner’s Syndrome
~
Fetus Development Symptoms
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Disorders of that occur before birth of the child…

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~ Congenital Anomalies
~ Intrauterine Growth Retardation
~ Cystic Fibrosis
~ Spina Bifida
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Child Development Symptoms

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Disorders of children that occur after birth…

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~ Autism and Learning Disorders
~ Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)
~ Cancer Predisposition in Children
~ Chronic Bullous Dermatosis
~ Delayed Puberty in Boys
~ Delayed Puberty in Girls
~ Dermatitis Herpetiformis
~ Developmental Delay
~ Failure to Thrive and Growth Retardation
~ Fecal Occult Blood (Blood found in stool that is not visible to the naked eye)
~ Glycogenic Acanthosis
~ Hypotonia
~ Juvenile Autoimmune Thyroid Disease
~ Juvenile Diabetes Type 1
~ Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
~ Abnormal Blood Studies
~ Latent Anemia in Enzymopathies of Small Intestine (Lack of enzymes produced by villi)
~ Penicilllin V Impaired Absorption
~ Refractory Anemia (Unresponsive to iron therapy)
~ Osteopenia
~ Rickets
~ Short Stature
~ Stroke in Childhood
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Here are some other ways to look at various symptoms :
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Behavioral Symptoms
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~ Aloofness
~ Hyperactivity
~ Irritability (Common in children with celiac disease)
~ Impatience
~ Lack of Desire to Get Things Done
~ Lack of Feeling
~ Restlessness
~ Timid Behavior
~ Violent Behavior
~
Neurological Issues

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~ Anxiety
~ Apathy
~ Bipolar disorder
~ Depression
~ Difficulty Making Friendships
~ Easy Frustration and Anger
~ Nervousness
~ Panic Attacks
~ Sense of Worthlessness
~ Overly Self-critical
~ Hysteria
~ Hypochondria
~
Cognitive (Thinking) Symptoms

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~ Confused/ Faulty Thinking
~ Confabulation
~ Delusions
~ Dementia
~ Disorientation
~ Faulty Learning
~ Hallucination
~ Inattentiveness
~ Loss of Memory
~ Loss of Immediate Memory
~ Poor Memory
~ Reduced Learning
~ Slow Thinking
~ Scattered Thinking
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Suggestion: Print this list out, check off the symptoms that pertain to you… Show your medical provider…
~
Knowledge is POWER!
YOU know your body!

~
Site
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http://www.celiac.com/gluten-free/topic/54666-pcos-and-celiac/
~ Celiac.com forum … PCOS and Celiac post.. 1st hand experiences, etc…
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http://www.celiaccentral.org/
http://www.facebook.com/NFCeliacAwareness
~ National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness for celiac disease and gluten intolerance.
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http://www.celiac.nih.gov/
~ National Institutes of Health (NIH)… Celiac Disease Awareness Campaign
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http://www.everydayhealth.com/blogs/glutenfreehelp
~ Everyday Health… Gluten Free Help… Community, news…
~
http://www.everydayhealth.com/blogs/tag/gluten-free-diet
~ Everyday Health… Gluten Free Blogs
~
http://dogtorj.com/what-is-food-intolerance/food-intolerance-man-and-animal-versus-gluten/
~ Dogtor J … Food intolerance in people and pets … Nice info…
~

March 16, 2012

Magnesium (the good and deficiencies)

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

Magnesium
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Why is the calcium magnesium ratio so important?
Because magnesium is the most versatile mineral in your body and participates in over 300 hormone reactions!
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This workhorse of a mineral plays many roles in your body, including:
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~ Gives rigidity AND flexibility to your bones
~ Increases bio availability of calcium
~ Regulates and normalizes blood pressure
~ Prevents and reverses kidney stone formation
~ Promotes restful sleep
~ Helps prevent congestive heart failure
~ Eases muscle cramps and spasms
~ Lowers serum cholesterol levels and triglycerides
~ Decreases insulin resistance
~ Can prevent artherosclerosis and stroke
~ End cluster and migraine headaches
~ Enhances circulation
~ Relieves fibromyalgia and chronic pain
~ Treats asthma and emphysema
~ Helps make proteins
~ Encourages proper elimination
~ Prevents osteoporosis
~
Magnesium is a magnificent mineral and imperative for good health.
But a poor diet of processed foods and a stressful lifestyle can lead to mineral deficiencies, including magnesium. If you ARE deficient in magnesium, you may notice a wide range of symptoms.
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Magnesium Deficiency Symptoms
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http://bodyecology.com/articles/magnesium_deficiency.php

~ Body Ecology
~
Because magnesium is active in so many different processes in your body, magnesium deficiency symptoms are varied and can include:
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~ Insomnia
~ Anxiety, hyperactivity, restlessness
~ Constipation
~ Muscle spasms, twitches, soreness (RLS, Charlie Horses)
~ Difficulty swallowing
~ Back aches
~ Headaches
~ Chest tightness and difficulty breathing
~ Heart palpitations
~ High blood pressure
~ Extreme fatigue
~ Osteoporosis
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Any of these common symptoms may indicate that you need more magnesium in your diet, but this simple mineral can help eliminate these symptoms and enhance your health.
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MORE LINKS:
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Magnesium Deficiency Symptoms and Diagnosis
http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/magnesium-deficiency-symptoms-and-diagnosis
~ Green Med Info .. Magnesium Deficiency Symptoms and Diagnosis …
~ Magnesium deficiency is often misdiagnosed because it does not show up in blood tests – only 1% of the body’s magnesium is stored in the blood.
~ Most doctors and laboratories don’t even include magnesium status in routine blood tests.
~ Thus, most doctors don’t know when their patients are deficient in magnesium, even though studies show that the majority of Americans are deficient in magnesium.
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http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002423.htm
~ Medline Plus… Good source of information…
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http://www.calmnatural.co.uk/magnesium-food-sources
~ Calm Natural
~
Google: magnesium deficiency symptoms

Fibromyalgia and Magnesium Connection

Posted in Fibromyalgia tagged , , , , , at 9:25 pm by PCOSLady

The Connection Between Magnesium and Fibromyalgia
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Some women with fibromyalgia also have PCOS, sleep apnea, hypothyroid condition and/or more…
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http://voices.yahoo.com/the-connection-between-magnesium-fibromyalgia-113958.html
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Fibromyalgia is not classified as a disease; therefore there are no tests that can reliably confirm its presence. At present, physicians rely on a special technique called “Mapping”. This exam focuses on eighteen specific areas of tenderness. The patient must have pain in eleven of these eighteen areas for at least three months.
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Studies show that 90-95% of the U.S. population is deficient in magnesium. Most American adults do not obtain the recommended daily allowance of 400-500 mg. Additionally, a large majority of Americans consume a diet of processed and cooked foods, which increases the body’s demand for magnesium.
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Home Test: (may help as well)
I suggest a hot bath with a box of Epsom Salts dissolved in it… You should feel better in minutes… Your body will absorb the magnesium… I hope this will ease your pain… It cured a woman diagnosed with RSD…
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SITES:
http://www.care2.com/greenliving/use-epsom-salts-13-wonderful-ways.html
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http://web.mit.edu/london/www/magnesium.html
~ The Role of Magnesium in Fibromyalgia…
An investigatory paper by Mark London
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http://www.easy-immune-health.com/fibromyalgia-and-magnesium.html
~ Easy Immune System Health
~
Google: fibromyalgia magnesium

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