January 30, 2013

Brominated Vegetable Oil (BVO)

Posted in WAKE UP FYI tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 4:15 pm by PCOSLady

Story that created my post on BVO:
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Teen Sarah Kavanagh is making headlines after raising questions about the safety of an ingredient in Gatorade. “TODAY” reports she noticed brominated vegetable oil, or BVO, on the ingredient label. She Googled it and was shocked to find out what it was. In extreme cases, BVO has been found to cause convulsions and heart beat malfunction. Fox News reports Gatorade will release BVO-free versions of the drinks. BVO is banned in other countries, including Japan, India, and parts of Europe.
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Source: Morning Rush
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Tags:morning rush,brominated vegetable oil,bvo,gatorade
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What is BROMINATED VEGETABLE OIL?
http://whatisthatingredient.com/ingredient.php?id=65
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Mountain Dew has it!
Gatorade did have it! (Pepsi removed it)
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http://www.nutrition411.com/education-materials/miscellaneous-topics/item/2306-brominated-vegetable-oil-bvo
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Brominated Vegetable Oil (BVO)
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Manufacturers can legally add brominated vegetable oil (BVO) to citrus-flavored beverages in the United States and Canada in controlled amounts (no more than 15 parts per million (ppm) by weight). However, BVO is banned in more than 100 countries. The US Food and Drug Administration classifies it as “suspect.” In 1990, the United Kingdom banned bromate in bread, and in 1994, Canada did the same. Brazil also recently outlawed bromide in flour products.
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Bromine is extracted from sea water and is deadly in either liquid or vapor form. Bromines are endocrine disruptors and are part of the halide family of elements, which also includes fluorine, chlorine, and iodine. If you are exposed to a lot of bromine, the body cannot retain iodine as it should. According to some experts, this iodine deficiency causes an increased risk for cancers of the breast, thyroid gland, ovary, and prostate.
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Symptoms of bromine toxicity
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Bromine is a central nervous system depressant and can lead to psychological symptoms, such as acute paranoia. It is estimated that no less than 20% of all hospital admissions for acute paranoid schizophrenia between 1920 and 1960 actually were misdiagnosed brominism. Until 1975, bromine was used in sedatives.
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Other symptoms of bromine toxicity include:
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~ Skin rashes
~ Severe acne
~ Loss of appetite
~ Stomach pain
~ Fatigue
~ A metallic taste in the mouth
~ Cardiac arrhythmia
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Where bromine is found
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Bromine is found in:
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~ Pesticides
~ Plastics
~ Bakery goods (used in flour as a “dough conditioner” called potassium bromate)
~ Soft drinks (including Mountain Dew®, Gatorade®, Sun Drop®, Squirt®, Fresca®, and other citrus-flavored sodas) in the form of BVO
~ Certain medications, including some inhalers and nasal sprays
~ Toothpastes
~ Mouthwashes
~ Hair dyes
~ Textile dyes
~ Automobiles
~ Fire retardants
~ Hot tub and swimming pool treatments
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Some companies, such as Pepperidge Farm®, make their products using only unbromated flour.
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BVO is a vegetable oil which has had its density increased to that of water by combining it with bromine. BVO is used in:
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~ Soft drinks
~ Citrus-flavored beverages
~ Ice cream
~ Ices
~ Baked goods
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Soft Drinks and Sports Drinks: Would You Drink Flame Retardant?
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http://wellnessandequality.com/2012/01/06/before-you-drink-soft-drinks-and-sports-drinks-would-you-drink-flame-retardant/
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Here are some alternatives to consider:
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Need your caffeine fix? Brew a cup of organic coffee. (Yes, tea is probably healthier than coffee, but if you’re used to soft drinks, the level of caffeine in coffee will give you a more comparable caffeine kick.)
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Like the sweet taste of sports drinks? Add a splash of 100% fruit juice to your good old H20.
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Do you prefer drinks with carbonation? Add carbonated water to your 100% fruit juice.
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Worried about electrolyte balance? Although electrolyte balance may become important in extreme cases (marathons, ultramarathons, Ironman competitions, etc.), many sports drinks don’t have the appropriate ratio of electrolytes to effect levels of electrolytes anyway. Good news: Your body is designed to balance its own electrolyte levels. In fact, some of the so-called “performance boost” athletes find from sports drinks may come from the brain’s response to the taste of sugar. If you’re an extreme athlete, consult with your coach, but remember, humans got along just fine before Gatorade.
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Just can’t give up sweetened drinks? At the very least, check the label. Don’t buy drinks with brominated vegetable oil (or BVO) listed as an ingredient. Even better, choose all-natural and organic drink brands.
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Drinks to Avoid: Mountain Dew, Squirt, Fanta Orange, Sunkist Pineapple, Gatorade Thirst Quencher Orange, Powerade Strawberry Lemonade and Fresca Original Citrus.
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SITES
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http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/01/11/brominated-vegetable-oil-in-us-soda.aspx
~ Dr Mercola … The Psychosis-Inducing Beverage Ingredient You’ve Probably Never Heard Of… January 11, 2012
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GOOGLE:
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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
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