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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Quick Print:
https://pcoslady.wordpress.com/2014/04/27/american-parasite/
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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.
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My Body Fluids The 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.
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LEAKY GUT ~ CO Dysbiosis
http://www.drdooley.com/gut-dysbiosis-therapy.php
It is estimated that over 30 million people in the U.S, predominantly women, suffer from the multiple effects of an imbalance in the gastrointestinal system.
The gut has three primary functions:
~ Digestion of foods and conversion into vitamins
~ Absorption of nutrients
~ Prevention of toxins and pathogens from entering the body
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When the Gut Is Healthy
Approximately 500 species of bacteria, as well as many species of yeast and other organisms, live in the human gastrointestinal tract and make up the “gut flora.” These “friendly” bacteria are vital for good digestion and the health of the intestines in general, and mostly have names beginning with “Lactobacillus” or “Bifidobacteria,” which denotes the class of bacteria they belong to. You may have noticed food products like yogurt and acidophilus milk that contain these bacteria. It is becoming more common for them to be added, just as vitamins and minerals are frequently added to breakfast cereals, for example.
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When the gut flora is in a healthy balance it is called “orthobiosis,” which is a term introduced in the early 1900s by the great microbiologist Elie Metchnikoff. When our gut is out of balance we are said to have “dysbiosis.” Metchnikoff thought dysbiosis so concerning that he coined the expression “Death begins in the GUT!”
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What Can Go Wrong?
Not all of the hundreds of species of organisms that make up the gut flora are “friendly.” There are also a number of organisms that don’t provide the body with any benefits, or do so only when their numbers are kept low by competing friendly bacteria. Such microorganisms include coliform bacteria (E.coli, etc.), yeasts/fungus, parasites, and bacteroides.
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Illness can occur when the amount of friendly bacteria is reduced and the other organisms are able to increase their numbers and become the majority. There are a number of factors that can disrupt the balance of organisms in the intestines and lead to overgrowth of the less desirable species.
The most important factors are:
~ Antibiotic use (abuse)
~ Use of the birth control pill
~ Use of other hormones, especially immunosuppressants like steroids
~ Diet, especially one high in sugar
~ Alcohol
~ Stress
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Conditions often caused by dysbiosis include Irritable Bowel Syndrome, acne, food allergies, Chronic Fatigue and depression. But you can help repopulate the good bacteria by eating foods that contain natural, healthy bacterias, including yogurt and acidophilus milk. You also can take an acidophilus supplement and something called Fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS), which is a plant-based supplement that serves as a “super food” for these good bacteria.
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Gut dysbiosis can lead to changes in the lining of the bowel that increases the permeability of the intestine, resulting in leaky gut syndrome.
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Symptoms of Leaky Gut Syndrome / Intestinal Permeability
Symptoms include:

abdominal pain ~ asthma ~ chronic joint pain ~ chronic muscle pain ~ confusion ~ fuzzy or foggy thinking ~ gas ~ indigestion ~ mood swings ~ nervousness ~ poor immunity ~ recurrent vaginal infections ~ skin rashes ~ diarrhea ~ bed-wetting ~ recurrent bladder infections ~ poor memory ~ shortness of breath ~ constipation ~ bloating ~ aggressive behavior ~ anxiety ~ poor libido ~ fatigue ~ and just feeling “toxic”.
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Leaky gut syndrome is associated with the following conditions:
Bloating and weight gain ~ Chronic fatigue syndrome ~ Celiac disease ~ Crohn’s disease ~ Environmental illness ~ Hives ~ Acne ~ Allergies ~ Inflammatory joint disease / arthritis ~ Intestinal infections ~ Pancreatic insufficiency ~ Ulcerative colitis ~ Giardia ~ Eczema ~ Psoriasis ~ Food allergies and sensitivities ~ Liver dysfunction ~ Rheumatoid arthritis ~ Irritable bowel syndrome
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Candidiasis
When the natural yeast or fungi found in the body grows out of control, it can result in a condition called Candidiasis, an infection caused by a species of Candida fungi, especially Candida albicans. These fungi are found almost everywhere in the environment, and some may live harmlessly along with the abundant “native” species of bacteria that normally colonize the mouth, gastrointestinal tract and vagina. The growth of Candida is usually controlled by the presence of the native bacteria and by the body’s immune defenses. If the population of native bacteria is decreased, especially by antibiotics, or if the immune defenses are weakened by illness malnutrition, or certain medications (corticosteroids or anticancer drugs), Candida fungi can multiply enough to cause symptoms by spewing many toxins into the bloodstream and liver. It can affect many different parts of the body, causing either localized infections or overwhelming illness, depending on the patient and his or her underlying health.
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Candidiasis can usually be found in exposed and most part of the body, such as the mouth and throat (called thrush), the vagina (usually called a yeast infection), and in the case of children, as diaper rash. Candidiasis can overwhelm the whole body, and in some people can result in not only stomach distress such as bloating and gas, but also in fatigue, depression, anxiety, skin eruptions, and immune system malfunction.

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January 19, 2013

METABOLIC SYNDROME

Posted in ENDOCTRINE DISORDER tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 4:39 pm by PCOSLady

METABOLIC SYNDROME
(Syndrome X)

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PCOS Lady:
Women carry the extra weight in their chin, tummy and abdomen… A tall tail sign…
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The weight in the tummies i refer to IR weight, lol… No matter what i try aside from starvation that weight will not disappear without my “miracle” pill Glucophage XR 500 mg daily for a few months!
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http://www.drscottrigden.com/?act=obesity&sub=metabolic
By Dr. Scott Rigden, MD
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Metabolic Syndrome (Syndrome X)
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What is it?
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Metabolic Syndrome, a.k.a. Syndrome X, occurs in 24% of U.S. adults, or approximately 60-75 million Americans. It is usually associated with obesity. It is a condition that features the combination of insulin resistance and hyperinsulinemia (excessive or too much insulin), which has profound health implications. It is commonly associated with coronary heart disease, hypertension, and diabetes mellitus type 2. These individuals often have lipid profiles in which they have elevated triglycerides with low HDL levels (their triglyceride/HDL ratios are usually over 4.) Their fasting insulin levels are above 8.
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DO I HAVE METABOLIC SYNDROME?
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Here are ten clues:
* I cannot lose weight.
* I tend to gain weight in the “apple” distribution.
* I crave sugar and carbohydrates.
* My energy levels are erratic.
* I have a family history of diabetes.
* I had a large baby (over nine pounds) and/or had gestational diabetes.
* I have a history of polycystic ovaries.
* I have non-European ancestry.
* I have a tendency to hypertension and/or borderline blood sugars.
* I have skin tags around my neck and upper body.
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The five clinical criteria doctors use to diagnose metabolic syndrome are listed below. If you have three of them, see your health provider for an in depth work-up.
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FIVE CLINICAL CRITERIA OF METABOLIC SYNDROME
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* Elevated waist circumference (greater than 40 inches in males and 35 inches in females)
* Triglyceride levels above 150 mg/dl
* Decreased HDL (less than 40 mg/dl for men and below 50 mg/dl for females)
* Blood pressure above 130/85
* Fasting glucose above 110 mg/dl
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SITES
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GOOGLE:
metabolic syndrome
syndrome x

November 8, 2012

STRESS or ?

Posted in BACTERIAL, FUNGAL, PARASITES, STRESS tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 10:09 pm by PCOSLady

STRESS or ?
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Doctors say its STRESS!
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But:
It could be Stomach Cancer
~ Caused by the H Pyloria Bacteria or parasites!
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Stomach Cancer Symptoms
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* It eats you alive from inside!
~ feel full
~ nausea
~ lose weight
* symptoms get worse quick!
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Doctors tell you its Stress! _____ NO!
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PCOS Lady:
Symptoms count! I can’t stress it enough! I remind you again your doctor does not know it all nor care to most times! Research your symptoms for your own life’s health! Realize most doctors have no clue about parasites, bacterial or fungal infections, literally! Doctors treat symptoms mainly today, a bandaid to cover up what is growing in you i say!
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A Dr Oz show, i did not note the day, sorry…
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IBS ~ irritable bowel syndrome… Most of you have been diagnosed with it! A catch all for doctors because they have no idea what you have! Per Dr Omar Amin in a phone conversation with me a few years ago…
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Foods that promote the bacteria are salty, fermented, processed and smoked…
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H Pylori Bacteria
~ Half of the world has it!
~ It causes chronic inflammation in your stomach…
~ It leads to cancer…
* Get tested for it!
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Braca Gene I & II ~ cancer suppressive genes
~ Breast and cancer genes…
* Get tested for it at some point!
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Many people have their stomach removed with past family history on it…
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Vitamin C fights cancer! (flavanoids)
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Deepak Chopra’s Meditation Cleanse: Detox From Stress in …
http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/deepak-chopra-meditation-cleanse-detox-stress-21-days
~ DoctorOz.com … April 30, 2013 … Deepak Chopra’s Meditation Cleanse: Detox From Stress in 21 Days …
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SITES
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H. pylori infection – MayoClinic.com
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/h-pylori/DS00958
~ Mayo Clinic … May 24, 2011 – H. pylori infection occurs when a type of bacteria called Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infects your stomach, usually during childhood. A common cause of peptic ulcers, H. pylori infection is present in about half the people in the world. Most people don’t realize they have H. pylori infection, because they never get sick from it. If you develop signs and symptoms of a peptic ulcer, your doctor will probably test you for H. pylori infection, because it can be treated with antibiotics.
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H. pylori bacteria linked to blood sugar control in adult type II diabetes
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/03/120314124650.htm
~ Science Daily … Mar 14, 2012 – … A new study by researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center reveals that the presence of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) bacteria is associated with elevated levels of glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c), an important biomarker for blood glucose levels and diabetes. The association was even stronger in obese individuals with a higher Body Mass Index (BMI)…. Worth reading!
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Stomach Cancer Prevention, Cure, Curing Protocol, Remedies …
curezone.com/dis/1.asp?C0=806
~ Cure Zone … This Stomach Cancer Prevention and/or Curing Protocol is for people who are ready to take the full … You must learn as much as possible about parasites. And …
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Parasites, Cancer, Genetics …Oh My | dailyRx
www.dailyrx.com/cholangiocarcinoma-genes-found-through-parasite…
~ Daily RX … May 15, 2012 – While parasites in raw fish increase the risk for bile duct cancer in Southeast Asia, it may not be the … Stomach Cancer Genes Identified during parasite research …
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Hulda Clark’s books
http://www.relfe.com/hulda_clark.html
~ Hulda Clark … In 1993 Dr Hulda Clark, Ph.D. wrote an amazing book “The Cure for all Cancers”. In 1995 she wrote an equally amazing book, “The Cure for all Diseases”. In both books Hulda Clark claims that all diseases are caused by a parasite plus a pollutant. She also claims that it is relatively easily to kill the parasite and remove the pollutant. Her books have case histories which evidence to the truth of her findings.
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Parasites and Cancer – The Budwig Center
www.budwigcenter.com/parasites.php
Learn more about parasites and cancer from the Budwig Center. … As one of the leading causes of cancer is from toxins such as parasites, fungus, bacteria we …
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Duodenitis – Medical Disability Guidelines
www.mdguidelines.com/duodenitis
~ MD Guidelines … Gastritis; Pyloric ulcer disease · Stomach cancer; Stress disorder … of unknown origin (Crohn’s disease), or infection with a certain intestinal parasite (giardiasis).
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More evidence to support the theory that GERD is caused by …
http://chriskresser.com/more-evidence-to-support-the-theory-that-gerd-is-caused-by-bacterial-overgrowth
~ Chris Kresser … Apr 2, 2010 – The authors found that 64% of IBS subjects studied also had GERD, whereas 34% of the GERD patients also had IBS. They also found that the prevalence of all functional symptoms (such as nausea, changes in bowel movement, headache, etc.) was higher in overlapping GERD and IBS subjects than the prevalence in GERD subjects without IBS or IBS subjects without GERD.
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The major stressful life events and cancer: stress history and cancer.
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21461965
~ NCBI … Pub Med.gov … by F Tas – 2012 – Apr 3, 2011 – 80.6%, P = 0.03) had less stress. Patients with gastric cancer had more frequent debt (29.0%, P < 0.001) and lack of livelihood history (21.4%, …~
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Abstract

The objective of this study was to analyze the extent of stressful life events’ etiology and to compare socio-demographic and medical characteristics of the presence and absence of stress in Turkish cancer patients. Patients with cancer who attended ambulatory patient care units answered the questionnaires. Medical information was reviewed from chart data. The study population comprised 465 women (60.5%) and 303 men (39.5%), in total 768 cases. The median age was 53 years, ranging between 18 and 94. Three-hundred and twenty patients (41.7%) had at least one type of stress since last year of the time of initial diagnosis. Among patients had stress, the median number of stress modalities presented was 1 (range 1-6). Death, lack of livelihood, quarrel, illness, and debt almost always consisted of stress types. History of stress within last year was found more in women (66.3% vs. 56.5%, P = 0.006) and overweight patients (57.5% vs. 47.2%, P = 0.005). Similarly, among cancer types, only patients with breast cancer (41.9% vs. 31.7%, P = 0.04) had lived more stressful situation. However, the married patients (72.2% vs. 80.6%, P = 0.03) had less stress. Patients with gastric cancer had more frequent debt (29.0%, P < 0.001) and lack of livelihood history (21.4%, P = 0.001). Additionally, in lung cancer patients, their rate of livelihood difficulty was highly less than average (2.4%, P = 0.003). We found that overweight patients had more illness history (68.9% vs. 51.6%, P = 0.004), patients who were not working had more death history (89.7% vs. 78%, P = 0.01), and female patients had more quarrel history (78.2% vs. 60.5%, P = 0.002). Likewise, history of debt in patients who is a member of large family (56.2% vs. 27.4%, P = 0.01) was more frequent. Additionally, the lack of livelihood was prominent in urban patients (92.8% vs. 78.6%, P = 0.002) and in patients with low income (48.5% vs. 66.7%, P = 0.004). The question of whether or not psychological factors originated from stressful life events have an influence on cancer initiation and progression is still unanswered after several decades of research. Future studies might benefit from better well-designed articulated hypotheses, prospective design, and large study populations to ensure adequate knowledge.
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Huma Worm – Symptoms List
https://humaworm.com/symptoms.html
~ Huma Worm … Extensive symptoms list!
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BOOKS
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The Cure for all Cancers ~ by Hulda Clark 1993
The Cure for all Diseases ~ by Hulda Clark 1995
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GOOGLE:
stomach cancer stress parasite
stomach cancer
H Pyloria Bacteria
intestinal parasites
stress
stress cancer
stress parasites
IBS
irritable bowel syndrome
ibs gerd
gerd
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STRESS vs EFFECTS IN YOU

STRESS vs EFFECTS IN YOU

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:
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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.

July 25, 2012

Triglyceride FAQS

Posted in FAQS, LIFESTYLE CHANGES tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 7:36 pm by PCOSLady

Monday, June 25, 2012
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http://conditions.aolhealth.com/triglycerides/site-map
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TRIGLYCERIDE ~ FAQs
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1. What are triglycerides?
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Triglycerides are a type of fat derived from the food we eat. Any calories we take in that aren’t used right away for energy are converted into triglycerides. Triglycerides move through the blood and are stored in fat cells. Our hormones regulate when triglycerides are released from fat cells to be used as energy between meals.
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2. Why should I care about my triglyceride level?
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A high blood triglyceride level–called hypertriglyceridemia–increases your risk for heart disease, heart attack, and stroke. It’s linked to an increased risk for diabetes. High triglycerides are also a risk factor for chronic pancreatitis–inflammation of the pancreas.
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3. What causes high triglycerides?
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Excess triglycerides occur most often due to inactivity and being overweight. But they can also be triggered by high alcohol consumption, diabetes, or an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism). Hypertriglyceridemia can also be a side effect of some medications, including birth control, corticosteroids, beta blockers, and others. High triglycerides also can stem from a genetic condition.
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4. How do I know if I have high triglycerides?
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A simple blood test, called a fasting lipid profile, measures cholesterol and triglycerides. If you’ve had your cholesterol tested and know your numbers, it’s likely your triglycerides were included. Doctors usually recommend men and women have the test at least every five years, beginning at age 20. People who have high triglycerides or are at risk for heart disease may need to have the test more often. Ask your doctor when you should be tested.
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5. What does my triglyceride level mean?
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Everyone has triglycerides in their body. And at normal levels, triglycerides are healthy. Talk to your doctor if your levels are above normal.
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Below are the ranges for triglyceride levels:
Normal: Less than 150 mg/dL
Borderline-high: 150 to 199 mg/dL
High: 200 to 499 mg/dL
Very high: 500 mg/dL or higher
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6. What lifestyle changes can I make to lower my triglycerides or keep them under control?
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If you’re overweight, reduce your calorie intake to achieve a normal weight. Exercise at least 30 minutes each day. Eat a diet low in saturated and trans fats. Drink alcohol only in moderation–one drink a day for women and two for men at most. And try to reduce your carbohydrate intake to no more than 60 percent of total calories. A diet high in carbohydrates raises triglyceride levels.
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7. Are there medications that can help?
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Lifestyle changes are the primary treatment for hypertriglyceridemia. But there are medications that may help some people. If your doctor prescribes medicine for high triglyceride levels, it’s still very important to exercise and eat a healthy diet.
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How Sugar Affects Triglycerides
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From Every Day Health site – story is deleted
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Triglycerides Health Center
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High-Fructose Corn Syrup May Lead to High Triglycerides
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Open your fridge or cupboard, and take a look at the labels on your food. Chances are you’ll see high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS), a common form of added sugar. The U.S. food supply provides a whopping 53 pounds of HFCS per person each year. That adds up to a lot of empty calories. Now a new study from Princeton University suggests that it may also lead to higher triglycerides.
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Is HFCS Bad News?
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HFCS is made by processing corn syrup to create a blend of two simple sugars: fructose and glucose. The result is a cheap sweetener used in a wide array of sugary drinks and processed foods, such as regular sodas, energy drinks, sweetened fruit drinks, candies, desserts, canned fruits, jams, yogurt, condiments, soups, spaghetti sauce, crackers, cereals, and breads.
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In the Princeton study, rats given HFCS gained more weight than those given sucrose (a.k.a. table sugar). This was true even when their calorie intake was the same. Over a period of months, rats fed HFCS also developed higher triglycerides and abnormal increases in abdominal fat. When such changes occur together in humans, they increase the risk for heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
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The Effect on Triglycerides
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Scientists are just starting to sort out how HFCS and triglycerides might be linked.
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Fructose vs. Glucose
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There has been little research done comparing the effects of HFCS with those of pure fructose or pure glucose. Pure fructose—found naturally in fruit—is broken down and used by the body differently from glucose.
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Studies show that eating a lot of fructose may raise triglyceride levels after meals. If this eating pattern continues for weeks, it may lead to higher triglyceride levels at other times, too. The triglyceride-raising effect may be stronger in men and in women after menopause than in younger women. Compared to glucose, fructose also may decrease insulin sensitivity and increase belly fat—risk factors for heart disease and diabetes that often go hand-in-hand with elevated triglycerides.
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HFCS vs. Sucrose
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In real life, most sugar in the U.S. diet isn’t pure fructose or glucose. Instead, it’s HFCS or sucrose. The latter are both compounds made of fructose and glucose, but there are key differences between them. First, sucrose contains equal parts fructose and glucose. But HFCS contains unequal amounts and often is a bit heavier on the fructose side. Second, the fructose molecules in HFCS, unlike those in sucrose, are “free” and “unbound.” This means they’re easier for the body to use.
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Theoretically, these differences could account for the different effects seen in rats fed HFCS or sucrose. Researchers think similar effects may occur in people as well. But more research in humans is needed before any firm conclusions can be drawn.
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Short and Sweet Advice
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What does this mean for you? To help manage not only your triglycerides but also your weight, it’s best to limit all added sugars. That’s any form of sugar put into a food or drink during processing, cooking, or serving. The American Heart Association says such sugars should add up to no more than 150 calories (about 9 teaspoons) per day for men or 100 calories (about 6 teaspoons) per day for women.
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Reaching this goal isn’t easy; the average American currently gets more than two to three times that many calories per day from sugar. But every little bit helps. To get started, the next time you’re at the store, instead of buying sugary sodas, energy drinks, or fruit punches, choose sugar-free or low-calorie drinks instead.
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Keep reading those food labels. If you see HFCS listed there, you might want to give your food or drink choice a second thought.
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GOOGLE:
triglycerides
how sugar affects triglycerides

June 25, 2012

10 Things Packing On Pounds

Posted in LIFESTYLE CHANGES tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 3:53 pm by PCOSLady

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/03/30/what-are-the-10-things-that-can-pack-on-pounds.aspx
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by Dr Mercola
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What are the 10 Things that Can Pack on Pounds?
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#1: To Lose Weight You MUST Eliminate Fructose from Your Diet
~ You’ve gone to all the trouble of getting some exercise. But despite sticking to your new plan you discover the pounds are not coming off.
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You ask yourself, “Why?”
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It is important to understand and know that while exercise is important and crucial for weight loss and I am a major fan, the foods you choose to eat are THREE times more important for controlling your weight than your exercise. It’s very easy to sabotage yourself with sugary foods and exercise beverages. Especially beverages containing HFCS.
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# 2 You MUST Plan Your Meals
~ It’s said that failing to plan means you’re planning to fail. When it comes to meals designed to promote your health and eliminate unwanted calories, you’re going to have to heed this advice.
The problem is, if you fail to plan your meals you are basically eating according to either your emotions or whatever whim may come over you around mealtime. Both of these can mean added calories, poor nutritional choices and a growing waistline.
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#3 Avoid All Sodas, and Especially Diet Soda
~ Soda, in my opinion, is the one of the primary health threats. Did you know that just one can of Coke contains 10 teaspoons of sugar?!
This is 100 percent of your recommended daily intake (which is more than double my recommended daily allowance to begin with). Within 20 minutes of drinking that soda, your blood sugar spikes, and your liver responds to the resulting insulin burst by turning massive amounts of sugar into fat.
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#4 Be Sure to Eat PLENTY of Organic Vegetables
~ One of the best ways to improve your health is to make sure you’re eating plenty of fresh, minimally processed high quality vegetables, ideally locally-grown and organic, with a majority of them consumed raw. One simple way to boost your vegetable intake is to juice them. Juicing organic vegetables is something that I highly recommend to anyone working to restore or improve their health.
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#5 Make Sure You Do Sprint 8 Exercises Once or Twice a Week
~ Your body has three types of muscle fiber: Slow twitch, fast twitch and super-fast twitch fibers. A major problem with conventional exercise is its inability to engage the fast and super-fast twitch muscle fibers. Conventional exercise merely engages your body’s slow twitch muscle fibers, which is your preferred mode of muscle engagement. To produce dramatic results when it comes to exercise you simply have to engage your fast and super-fast muscle fibers.
The best way to do this is through something called Sprint 8 exercises.
Sprint 8-style exercise has many benefits, the biggest being it naturally increases your body’s production of human growth hormone (HGH), which plays a significant role in the aging process.
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#6 Avoid Drinking Fruit Juice
~ Fruit juice is probably the most requested drink by children of all ages, not because it quenches thirst, but because it tastes good. And fruit juice, it turns out, is not one of the best things you can put into your body, especially for children. Drinking fruit juice is only slightly different from drinking soda. Both deliver a massive dose of sugar to your body unbound by any of the slow-releasing mechanisms provided by nature.
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#7 Eating Outside of Your Home
~ There’s a reason your favorite restaurant food often tastes better than your home cooked meals: many times it’s loaded with extra calories in the form of sugars, hydrogenated fats and artificial flavor enhancers like MSG.
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#8 Avoid Excessive Alcohol Consumption
~ Alcohol is converted by your body into simple sugar, and it turns out the metabolic pathway converting alcohol into its simple sugar components is the same pathway your body uses to convert high fructose corn syrup into its component parts.
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#9 Avoid Consuming Fast- or Processed Foods
~ Avoid fast food if you value your health. It is loaded with sodium, sugar and feedlot animals who have been subjected to the absolute minimums in the areas of feeding and care.
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#10 Avoid Condiments and Idle Snacks
~ www.fitsugar.com will explain why…
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SITES
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Artificial Sweeteners Cause Greater Weight Gain than Sugar
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/12/04/saccharin-aspartame-dangers.aspx?e_cid=20121204_DNL_art_1
~ Dr Mercola … Artificial Sweeteners Cause Greater Weight Gain than Sugar, Yet Another Study Reveal … December 04, 2012
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New Belly Fat Weight Loss Exercise Takes Less Time and Works …
Sprint 8-style exercise

http://www.emaxhealth.com/8782/new-belly-fat-weight-loss-exercise-takes-less-time-and-works-better-say-researchers
~ EMaxHealth … By Timothy Boyer on June 29, 2012 … Research has demonstrated that a 20-minute workout consisting of 8 seconds of sprint exercise, … The fast-paced LifeSprints style of exercise includes the use of cycling, boxing …
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GOOGLE:
* fast food dangers
* aspartame dangers
* processed food dangers
* MSG dangers
* hydrogenated fats dangers
* trans fats dangers
* fruit juice dangers
* soda dangers
* diet soda dangers
Sprint 8-style exercise
HGH
human growth hormone
* alcohol consumption dangers

June 14, 2012

Lose Stomach Fat Fast

Posted in LIFESTYLE CHANGES tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 5:08 am by PCOSLady

http://allwomenstalk.com/12-best-ways-to-lose-stomach-fat/3/
~ All Women Stalk … Awesome site for various topics…
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PCOS Lady:
You can certainly visit the site… The poster has listed the site’s ways plus more…
~ Choose what fits for you!
~ Adapt and find ways to stay motivated… My favorite is “Eat this and die years earlier”…
~ I tried hypnosis many years ago, it made me think before a thought of or purchased items… So i created my favorite statement above…
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http://www.doctoroz.com/search?q1=fat+cancers
~ Dr Oz … Fat cancer list …
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Thumbs up January 18, 2012 at 6:18 pm
Anonymous says:
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The best ways to lose that belly fat fast:
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1. ~ Make a plan
2. ~ Carry water everywhere to start losing stomach fat
3. ~ Color your plate
4. ~ Cut out fast food – it’s an absolute must for having a flat tummy
5. ~ Cut out soda
6. ~ Doing your weight bearing exercises – one of the best ways to lose stomach fat fast
7. ~ Do your non-weight bearing exercises, too!
8. ~ Don’t be complacent!
9. ~ Don’t starve yourself! It won’t help you lose stomach fat faster.
10. ~ Don’t deprive yourself, either!
11. ~ Don’t give up on your goal to lose stomach fat fast
12. ~ Don’t try to isolate
13. ~ Drink a glass of water before you eat
14. ~ Eat 5 small meals a day to lose stomach fat fast
15. ~ Give yourself 20 minutes to feel full after the meal
16. ~ Get the right fit!
17. ~ Get your cardio going for losing stomach fat faster!
18. ~ Have a specific goal in mind for your weight loss
19. ~ Ignore the hype when it comes to commercial products for losing stomach fat fast
20. ~ Ignore the scale
21. ~ One of the best ways to lose stomach fat – knowing your portions
22. ~ Maintain good posture to start losing stomach fat
23. ~ One word: swim!
24. ~ Read the labels (even on diet food)
25. ~ See a pro
26. ~ Strengthen your core
27. ~ Substitute the sweets to lose stomach fat faster
28. ~ The perfect push-up?
29. ~ Try reverse sit-ups
30. ~ Work together!
31. ~ You need to eat more meals and more often to lose that fat
32. ~ Never skip breakfast
33. ~ Carefully monitor the food you are eating
34. ~ Eat slowly – it’s an easy yet surprisingly effective way to lose stomach fat fast
35. ~ Do the most effective exercise efficiently
36. ~ Drink, drink and drink again!
37. ~ Get more sleep if you want to lose stomach fat
38. ~ Cut down or eliminate alcohol consumption
39. ~ Take the long way to lose stomach fat more rapidly
40. ~ Reduce your salt intake
41. ~ Avoid stress
42. ~ Stay motivated to lose stomach fat fast!
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May 2, 2012

PCOS & LOCAH & THYROID Symptoms “only”

Posted in PCOS SYMPTOMS tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 1:53 am by PCOSLady

SHORT SWEET AND PRECISE FOR YOU!


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QUOTE:
“PCOS is not just a reproductive disorder; it’s a major health concern for women who are affected,” Dr. Nestler

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PCOS & LOCAH & THYROID Symptoms
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* Full list with tests, websites, info (follow blog links) *
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This list of symptoms is beneficial for you to read over…
~ Some of you may have the symptoms or know a lady that does… My short listing…
~ A “quick” indicator is those of us that carry their extra weight in the tummy, abdomen and chin…
~ * Thin women can have PCOS &/or LOCAH, too…
~ Copy this and check off your symptoms, also keep a master copy and be sure to pass this on…
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READ ON…
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Symptoms for PCOS and LOCAH compiled from sites, forums, groups, research, 1st hand experiences, etc…
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PCOS ~ Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
LOCAH ~ Late Onset Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia
THYROID ~ Thyroid
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SYMPTOMS ……… PCOS.~.LOCAH.~.THYROID.~. YOU__
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…………….. PX = PCOS ~ LX = LOCAH ~ TX = THYROID

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* Periods *
~ absent…………………….. PX ~ LX ~ __
~ irregular…………………. PX ~ LX ~ TX ~ __
~ heavy, clots-golf balls. PX ~ __
* Pregnancy *
~ infertility………………… PX ~ LX ~ __
~ trouble getting………… PX ~ LX ~ __
~ miscarriages…………… PX ~ LX ~ __
* Hair *
~ excessive…………………. PX ~ LX ~ __
~ thinning………………….. PX ~ LX ~ __
~ facial………………………. PX ~ LX ~ __
~ pubic – early……………………. LX ~ __
~ zebra line- chest to belly…. LX ~ __
~ oily hair………………….. PX ~ LX ~ __
~ hair on toes ……………. PX ~ __
* Weight *
~ obesity……………………. PX ~ LX ~ __
~ hard to lose…………….. PX ~ TX ~ __
~ gain easy………………… PX ~ TX ~ __
~ IR – Insulin Resistance.. PX ~ LX ~ __
~ Metabolic Syndrome.. PX ~ LX ~ __
~ fluid retention…………….LX ~ __
* Skin *
~ acne………………………… PX ~ LX ~ __
~ dark skin patches……. PX ~ __
(ex: nape of neck)
~ skin tags…………………. PX ~ __
~ jaundice (yellowish)………… LX ~ __
~ oily skin (excessive)… PX ~ LX ~ __
~ dry scalp…………………. PX ~ LX ~ __
~ Rosacea…………………… PX ~ __
* Cysts *
~ ovaries……………………. PX ~ __
~ liver tumors…………………….. LX ~ __
~ liver cancer…………………….. LX ~__
~ kidney tumors……………………. LX ~ __
* Diabetes *
~ Type II (2)………………. PX ~ LX ~ __
~ Gestational……………… PX ~ LX ~ __
* Cholesterol *
~ high………………………… PX ~ LX ~ __
~ high LDL…………………………. LX ~ __
~ low HDL………………………….. LX ~ __
* Triglycerides *
~ high………………………… PX ~ LX ~ __
* Blood Pressure *
~ high………………………… PX ~ LX ~ __
* Misc…. *
~ Hypertension………….. PX ~ LX ~__
~ Stress……………………… PX ~ LX ~ __
~ Anxiety…………………… PX ~ LX ~ __
~ Panic Attacks………………….. LX ~ __
~ Moodiness……………… PX ~ LX ~ TX ~ __
~ severely moody………………. LX ~ __
~ Heart Disease…………. PX ~ LX ~ __
~ Hormone Disorder…. PX ~ LX ~ __
~ Neurological stuff…………… LX ~ __
~ Depression……………… PX ~ LX ~ TX ~ __
~ Hyperinsulinemia…… PX ~ __
~ excess Androgens…………….. LX ~ __
~ Atherosclerosis………………… LX ~ __
~ Hormone Imbalances.. PX ~ LX ~ __
~ low sex drive………….. PX ~ LX ~ TX ~__
~ RLS-Restless Leg Syndrome.. PX ~ __
~ 21 Hydroxylase ~
…… ~ deficiency……………. LX ~ __
~ 17 OHPS ~
…… ~ high – over 30 NG/DL…… LX ~ __
~ Total Testosterone, NG/DL ~
…… ~ 59 is high, 40 is elevated…. LX ~ __
~ UTI – Urinary Tract Infection…… PX ~ __
~ enlarged clitoris…………….. LX ~ __
~ deepened voice……….. PX ~ LX ~ __
~ Endometrial Cancer.. PX ~ LX ~ __
~ Endometrial Hyperplasia… LX ~ __
~ Sleep Apnea……………. PX ~ LX ~ __
~ Iron low…………………. PX ~ LX ~ __
~ Calcium low…………… PX ~ LX ~ __
~ low B12………………….. PX ~ LX ~ __
~ Ferritin level low……. PX ~ LX ~ __
…….. ~ *add iron if under 100-150
* Menopausal *
~ estrogen loss…………… PX ~ lX ~ __
~ hot flashes…………….. PX ~ __
~ skin thinning…………… PX ~ __
~ elevated sensitivity…….. PX ~ __
~ Cardio Disease………….. PX ~ __
~ effects on bladder ~
~ negative……………….. PX ~ __
~ effects on vagina are ~
~ negative……………….. PX ~ __
~ reduction in bone density…. PX ~ __
~ Androgen levels high…….. PX ~ __
~ poor lipid levels……….. PX ~ __
~ Hormone Imbalances…. PX ~ LX ~__
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Important info is found in research as well…
~ Join research sites for updates, etc…
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Birth Control Pills lower all your hormones… If some are still high, you could have PCOS &/or LOCAH… (per a research facility manager)
~ Be off them a solid 2 months before being tested for PCOS!
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2/98 Cosmopolitan Magazine

article on PCOS by Dr. John Nestler, MD, professor of Endocrinology in Virginia …
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Diagnosing problems
– each woman may exhibit a different combination of symptoms or no symptoms at all, etc….
– Experts now believe to be at the root of PCOS, is an inability to respond properly to insulin followed by;
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~ high Cholesterol
~ obesity
~ high blood pressure
~ risk of Diabetes
~ heart disease
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*** If women have regular periods and normal levels of testosterone, they DO NOT have PCOS… Per Dr. Nestler…***
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Ladies (PCOS, Syndrome O & X) and men (Syndrome X) you need to read my information…(from my blogs)
~ Check off the symptoms you have, copy them and show your doctors…
~ YOU will be saving your own life in time…
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This is my personal crusade to enlighten, inform and educate everyone about PCOS, Syndrome O and Syndrome X and related conditions … I have created blogs to show you and arm you with all needed to get the proper diagnosis…
~ Realize, if not treated you will die an early death in your 40’s thru 60’s of heart disease or cancer…
~ These syndromes will educate you on your own body inside and out…
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Please feel free to read more and contact me through my blogs … http://PCOSLady.wordpress.com/
~ A wealth of info on PCOS, related conditions and more….
or
http://PCOSLady.blogdrive.com/
~ My original blog with a wealth of info…
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You have made a wise choice, to save ‘YOU” and be healthier and live a happier life!
You have begun your PCOS Lifelong Journey…
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Sincerely, Christie
PCOS Lady ~ E-mail: PCOS.Christie@yahoo.com

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
suppurative hidradenitides
suppurative hidradenitis

April 16, 2012

2004 PCOS Statistics

Posted in FACT tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 6:47 pm by PCOSLady

PCOS Lady: I found these statistics posted on a blog or site in 2004 or 2005… Makes you think how the numbers have increased and maybe decreased over the years… This was the reality of PCOS in 2004!
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PCOS
2004 Statistics

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•~ 6-10% of all Females; ages 5+ years, are PCOS
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•~ 30% of all PCOSers register as Insulin Resistant
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•~ 50% of all PCOSers are overweight
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•~ 40% (up to) of “Unexplained Infertility” patients are actually PCOS and don’t even know it!
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•~ 30% of all PCOSers do not present cysts
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•~ 20% of “Abnormal Glucose Tolerance” tests are PCOS
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•~ 40% of “Abnormal Glucose Tolerance” develop diabetes or impaired glucose tolerance by age 40
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•~ 20% of all infertility patients deal with ovulation problems
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•~ 5% of all infertility patients treat their infertility
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•~ 15% of all infertility patients treat their infertility in a mandated state for infertility coverage insurance
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•~ 75% of all IVF patients deliver a singleton
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•~ 20% of all IVF patients deliver twins
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•~ 5% of all IVF patients deliver triplets
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•~ 25% of normal pregnancies end in miscarriage
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•~ 35-40% of PCOS pregnancies end in miscarriage. This is a 10-15% increase risk over ‘normal’ pregnancies.
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I hope these statistics show you many things… 1st your doctors might be unaware of PCOS and its extremes… 2nd it effects your young girls… Bullying is an epidemic today, weight being a main cause… 3rd you may need to change your direction of testing, treatments, etc… 4th you may gained peace of mind in knowing more of what “it” might be or is… ETC… “IT” depends on YOU since PCOS effects every woman differently… Treatment varies for each woman too!
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I am a firm believer many relationships, marriages and abuse of various degrees would be decreased IF we all know about PCOS…
~ If a female gains 100lbs over a year or close to it, she may have PCOS… Many females fall in to depression or hurt themselves when the weight will not go away!
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* Have them tested for PCOS, a thyroid disorder or another hormone imbalance… Might be something else…
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SMELLS WRONG! NUMBERS INCREASING, DOCTORS INTERPRET PCOS ANY WAY THEY LIKE, ETC.... SOMETHING HAS TO HAPPEN! 2004 THE AACE MADE PCOS A DOCTOR'S PRIORITY!

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