June 13, 2015

CANDIDA (YEAST) SYMPTOMS

Posted in FUNGAL, THE AMERICAN PARASITE, YEAST tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 6:14 pm by PCOSLady

Yeast ~ YOU have it in you! From birth, vaccines, foods, antibiotics, pesticides, hormones, etc...

Yeast ~ YOU have it in you! From birth, vaccines, foods, antibiotics, pesticides, hormones, etc…

CYCLE of YEAST in YOU

PCOS LADY:
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Amanda of Night Owl Kitchen caught my eye two months ago when she posted What is Candida? Looking at the symptoms I had to add her blog here and the site for everyone… Thank you Amanda!
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Blog: Night Owl Kitchen
https://nightowlkitchenblog.wordpress.com/
~ Visit her blog and follow her for she makes recipes you may have to try!
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Site: Candida MD
http://candidamd.com/candida/symptoms.html
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I’m so happy Dr Humiston mentions all these symptoms are not normal for anyone! The medical world has drilled in us it is normal, we are to accept all of it, etc…
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The medical world wants us to accept “IT” as normal…
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I say NO! I want everyone to realize you can get healthy and reverse many symptoms and a lot of damage once you rid and correct the problem(s) in YOU!
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http://candidamd.com/candida/symptoms.html
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CANDIDA (YEAST) SYMPTOMS
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By Dr John E. Humiston, MD
Here is a list of symptoms and conditions that commonly occur in people with Candida overgrowth. Most all of these same symptoms typically improve or disappear with effective treatment for Candida.
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Some of the symptoms listed may sound “normal,” because the Candida problem is so common in the modern world. Some are led to say, when they review this list, “Doesn’t that describe everybody?” It must be emphasized that none of these symptoms are part of normal health. When too many people around us are ill, strange symptoms may become common, but that does not make them normal. Many of the things listed — such as asthma, diabetes, epidemic obesity, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, ADD/ADHD, autism, panic attacks and others — were virtually non-existent (or at least much less common) before the 1970s. They became much too common as a consequence of various factors, including: widespread overuse of antibiotics starting in the 1950s; increased availability of chlorinated swimming pools; much increased use of pesticides, hormones and antibiotics in the food supply; the advent of the birth control pill; and the addition since the 1990s of barley malt into nearly every baked food (cereals, crackers, cookies) and of high-fructose corn syrup as a sweetener in beverages.

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A person with Candida overgrowth may have only 2-3 of these symptoms, or may identify with many.
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MENTAL ~ EMOTIONAL ~ NERVOUS SYSTEM:
~ Headaches and migraine headaches
~ Depression
~ Sleep problems — difficulty falling asleep, or waking up in the middle of the night with a mind that won’t calm down (typically between 1 and 3 am)
~ Irritability and confusion
~ Poor memory
~ Anxiety attacks, panic attacks
~ Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
~ Heart beating too fast or irregularly
~ Sexual problems — impotence or lack of desire, or excessive sexuality
~ Attention deficit, hyperactivity (ADD/ADHD)
~ Dizziness
~ Numbness
~ Feeling of floating or not quite being in your body
~ Indecisiveness, difficulty organizing and cleaning messy areas
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DIGESTIVE SYSTEM:
~ Cravings for sugar, chocolate, milk, cheese, vinegar, pickles, alcohol, bread, nuts or fruit
~ “Metabolic syndrome” which includes the following: large abdomen (“beer belly”), adult-onset diabetes, high cholesterol or triglycerides, high blood pressure
~ “Beer belly,” also called truncal obesity — excess weight centered around the abdomen
~ Acid reflux/GERD (heartburn)
~ Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)
~ Bloating, flatulence or abdominal pain
~ Rectal itching
~ Constipation and/or diarrhea
~ Excessively thin or anorexic/bulimic
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SKIN ~ EYES ~ HAIR:
~ Skin and nail fungal infections (current or past), including: athlete’s foot, vaginal yeast infections, fungal toenails, ringworm, jock itch, tinea versicolor or itchy eyelids
~ Skin problems like eczema, rashes, psoriasis
~ Prematurely graying hair
~ Pupils always dilated
~ Unusually green eyes, or eye color has turned greenish
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IMMUNE DISORDERS:
~ Asthma and allergies
~ Recurring infections — colds, ears, bladder, sinus
~ Autoimmune disease (lupus, hypothyroidism, arthritis, others)
~ Penicillin allergy
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WHOLE BODY:
~ Fatigue
~ Muscle or joint pain, fibromyalgia
~ Cold feet, cold hands, sometimes cold nose
~ Sweating, especially at night
~ Uncomfortable at any temperature
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WOMEN’s HEALTH ISSUES:
~ Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
~ Endometriosis (chronic pelvic pain)
~ Infertility (female), some miscarriages, toxemia of pregnancy (preeclampsia)
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SYMPTOMS SEEN PARTICULARLY IN CHILDREN ~ up to about 8 years old:
~ Early allergy to foods like milk
~ Infections as a baby
~ Child had or has frequent ear infections, tonsillitis, strep throat or bladder infections, especially if these infections were treated with antibiotics
~ Cravings for milk, cheese, yogurt, macaroni and cheese, or peanut butter
~ Asthma
~ “Drama king” or “drama queen” — complains quite vocally and often
~ Poor sleep patterns — difficulty going to sleep, sleeps too lightly or has frequent nightmares, and wakes up too early (or sometimes too late)
~ Too thin or overweight
~ Attention deficit with or without hyperactivity (ADD/ADHD)
~ Aggressive, poor social interactions, can’t stop moving, frequent fights or arguments, frequent crying
~ Autism
~ Pale complexion, dark circles under the eyes
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Two points should be understood with regard to the above list of signs and symptoms of Candida overgrowth. First, while all of the symptoms listed are definitely seen in Candida patients and evidence indicates Candida causes or strongly contributes to the development of these problems, there are other contributing factors that can also bring about some of these problems (such as mercury or other metal toxicity, consistent excess electromagnetic field exposure, underlying viral infections, petrochemical exposure, etc.). Second, treatment for Candida alone will usually bring about significant improvement in these symptoms, but will not be adequate in all cases to restore health. Often additional treatments aimed at improving liver, adrenal or thyroid function, or correcting immune and allergic problems, are necessary to regain health.

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BY: The clinical facts and observations concerning Candida overgrowth presented here come from the research and clinical experience of John E. Humiston, M.D., a family practice physician who has worked with over a thousand Candida patients.

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August 26, 2013

MYSTERIOUS SLEEP CONDITION

Posted in PARASITES, SYMPTOMS VIA YOU tagged , , , , , , , at 5:46 pm by PCOSLady

MYSTERIOUS SLEEP CONDITION

PCOS Lady:
A friend of mine made me aware of his ongoing medical/sleep condition today… The doctors said it was not Sleep Apnea, but could not say what he had! He has had it a year plus now… Has been through many tests, several doctors and specialists and been tested by sleep centers! He has a last sleep center to experience soon before trying the Arizona lab i speak highly of… I told him to list all his symptoms and visit my parasite list and Huma Worm…
~ http://www.ParasiteTesting.com

All tests showed nothing, most all doctors found nothing…

Only one doctor claims he needs surgery on his one nasal to clear it up…

HIS SYMPTOMS:
~ He gets sleepy on many occasions during all hours…
~ He has bouts of cold like symptoms…
~ His bouts flare up and subside…
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http://www.whyamiunhealthy.com/10-signs-that-you-may-have-a-parasite-how-to-get-rid-of-it/
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Sleep Disorders
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Parasites, especially the ones that prefer to nest in the intestinal tract, can cause a host of sleep disorders such as insomnia. Parasites affect the nervous system as well, giving rise to sleep disorders. All through the night, the body is hard at work eliminating toxins through the liver. Parasites are known to upset this routine, changing the body’s rhythm. Some parasites cause a great deal of itching around the anal area, disrupting sleep and causing discomfort to the person.
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Chronic Fatigue
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There is no doubt that parasites deplete the body of vital nutrients leading to exhaustion at mental, physical and emotional levels. When parasites invade the body causing the mal-absorption of vitamins, minerals, fats and carbohydrates, the body is left drained of energy. This inevitably leads to acute exhaustion, depression, concentration difficulties and general apathy.
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FACT:
~ Most all sleep disorders and sleep problems are caused by “bad” parasites!
~ “Bad” parasites are most active during night hours!
~ Labs like Lab Corp and Quest, etc… can only check 40-50 types! 200,000 types exist!!!!
(Daa!!! No wonder labs are not finding them! Parasites are smart, they hide, they lay dormant, recycle in you needing a 2nd & 3rd testing)
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SITES
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SYMPTOMS Of Parasites – Humaworm
https://humaworm.com/symptoms.html‎
~ Huma Worm … SLEEP DISTURBANCES – The physical presence of the parasites themselves are a nuisance to the human body. The body reacts to them during periods of rest …
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http://www.whyamiunhealthy.com/10-signs-that-you-may-have-a-parasite-how-to-get-rid-of-it/
~ Why Am I Unhealthy … 10 key signs of knowing whether a parasite is present in the body
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GOOGLE:
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Sleep disorder parasite
https://www.google.com/search?q=sleep+disorder+parasite&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a

October 24, 2012

Chemo Boosts Resistant Cancer

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

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

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

September 20, 2012

Walking Barefoot for Good Health

Posted in NATURAL WELL BEING tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 3:46 pm by PCOSLady

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/09/20/barefoot-on-electron-deficiency.aspx?e_cid=20120920_DNL_art_1
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Why Walking Barefoot Might Be an Essential Element of Good Health
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September 20 2012
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By Dr. Mercola
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When’s the last time you kicked off your shoes and reveled in the feeling of the Earth under your feet?
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Been awhile?
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It may sound hard to believe, but engaging in this simple pleasure could give your health a much-needed boost.
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Often it is the case that engaging in activities that feel good on an intrinsic level really are good for your health — like the feeling of the afternoon sun warming your bare skin.
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Walking barefoot outside, with the soles of your feet free to mesh with the surface of the Earth – an activity known as Earthing, or grounding — is another such case.
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I have been personally intrigued with grounding for nearly seven years and have been seeking to ground myself most of the time.
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This is a fascinating leading-edge concept, and I would strongly encourage you to carefully read the featured article for more details.
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You are an Electrical Being, and the Earth’s Surface is Electrically Conductive
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You are an electrical being — your body regularly produces positive charges, which can oxidize and harm you if it is excessive..
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The Earth’s surface is electrically conductive; it maintains a negative charge with its free electron supply continually replenished by the global atmospheric electrical circuit.
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A Review of Earthing Research Shows Significant Benefits
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In a new article published in the Journal of Environmental and Public Health, researchers reviewed the Earthing research, revealing an impressive impact on a variety of health conditions. Most of the studies involved indoor testing methods that simulated being barefoot outdoors. This was found to offer improvements in the following conditions:
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~ Sleep disturbances, including sleep apnea
~ Chronic muscle and joint pain, and other types of pain
~ Asthmatic and respiratory conditions
~ Rheumatoid arthritis
~ PMS
~ Hypertension
~ Energy levels
~ Stress
~ Immune system activity and response
~ Heart rate variability
~ Primary indicators of osteoporosis
~ Fasting glucose levels among people with diabetes
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PCOS Lady:
I love walking barefoot! Now i know the health benefits for it… Spiritual people know about grounding and the importance in it… Go barefoot’n!
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Another invaluable benefit is this: when your body is grounded, researchers write, “its electrical potential becomes equalized with the Earth’s electrical potential through a transfer of electrons from the Earth to the body.” This, in turn, offers an “umbrella” of protection against the electromagnetic fields that are now ubiquitous in our environment. The paper continues:
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“The study confirms the “umbrella” effect of earthing the body explained by Nobel Prize winner Richard Feynman in his lectures on electromagnetism. Feynman said that when the body’s potential is the same as the Earth’s electric potential (and thus grounded), it becomes an extension of the Earth’s gigantic electric system. The Earth’s potential thus becomes the “working agent that cancels, reduces, or pushes away electric fields from the body.”
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Most of the scientists working in this area now believe that the beneficial effects are mediated through reduction in inflammation and a thinning of the blood. In fact the blood thinning effect is so profound that if you are taking blood thinners it is recommended to immediately consult with your doctor, as most likely your blood thinner will need to be lowered.
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Two Ways to Make Sure You Stay Grounded
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The effects of grounding appear to be so profound that researchers suggest health practitioners prescribe outdoor “barefoot sessions” as the weather permits. This is as simple as it sounds – you kick off your shoes and socks and walk barefoot on the grass, the dirt, the sand or whatever “Earth” is available to you. Studies suggest that benefits such as pain relief and stress reduction may occur in just 30-80 minutes of barefoot time a day.
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This can obviously be a challenge during the winter, or if you live in an urban area without easy access to parks or other barefoot-friendly surfaces, so the other option is to use a grounding or Earthing pad, which allows you to get the benefits of the Earth’s electrons even if you’re indoors, especially when you’re sleeping. I’ve been using one for several months now, especially when I travel by plane, as air travel is a suspected cause of weakening bio-electric currents.
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So, like access to regular sun exposure, walking barefoot outside is a grossly neglected foundational practice that you can easily correct. In the Journal of Environmental and Public Health, researchers concluded:
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“Emerging evidence shows that contact with the Earth—whether being outside barefoot or indoors connected to grounded conductive systems—may be a simple, natural, and yet profoundly effective environmental strategy against chronic stress, ANS [autonomic nervous system] dysfunction, inflammation, pain, poor sleep, disturbed HRV [heart rate variability], hypercoagulable blood, and many common health disorders, including cardiovascular disease.
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The research done to date supports the concept that grounding or earthing the human body may be an essential element in the health equation along with sunshine, clean air and water, nutritious food, and physical activity.”
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Read the entire article on the site…
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NOTE
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PCOS Lady:
Doctors rarely ever tell you to walk barefoot outside! Makes me think and realize they wouldn’t cause we would not be as sick as we are if we did walk outside barefoot grounding ourselves…
~ I remember seeing on TV years ago a man wake up in the am with the bottom half of his arm missing, no blood…
~ The electrical charge in his body blew it off! Cauterized it as well…
~ Sure is something to remember!
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SITES
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GOOGLE:
earthing
grounding

April 19, 2012

Melatonin – Natural Hormone

Posted in MELATONIN tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 1:17 am by PCOSLady

PLEASE LAY DOWN... MY NERVES ARE WEARING THIN, ERRRR!


Melatonin
(N-acetyl-5-methoxytryptamine)
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Melatonin is a hormone that naturally occurs inside the body and helps regulate the sleep-wake cycle of a person. Melatonin is available in supplement form and is used to treat sleep related disorders like insomnia and jet lag. Melatonin dosage that is considered to be safe and effective is around 1mg to 5mg. The effects of overdosing on melatonin will vary depending on the dosage and also with other factors like the genetic makeup of a person and age. It is best to seek immediate medical attention if you happen to overdose on melatonin supplements.
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PCOS Lady
Melatonin, i became aware of it from a friend’s autistic child who had racing thoughts 24/7… It calmed him down and he slept through the night… Dosage is by weight and takes 30 days to build up in the body…
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A good friend said his mother and he could never sleep soundly their whole lives… I mentioned trying melatonin… He has and has been getting several hours of sound sleep now… He is a person that worries and frets so does have nights he is awake for periods some nights…
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You can try eating 2 bananas before bedtime… They are deemed the sleeping pill in a peel!
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~ Melatonin is for kids, adults and dogs…
~ Melatonin is a little known natural hormone that effects many, as you can see by the deficiency list…
~ The Deficiency Test covers all hormones… A “KEY” test to take IMO….
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http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/melatonin/NS_patient-melatonin
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Brand names:
Accurate Release®; Appleheart Melatonin®; Circadin®; Inspired by Nature®; Mel®; Melatonin-BioDynamax®; Melatonin Controlled Release®; Melatonin-Metabolic Response Modifier®; Melatonin-New Hope Health Products®; Melatonin Olympian Labs®; Melatonin-Optimum Nutrition®; Melatonin Tablets®; Melatonin Time Release®; Melaxen®; Nature’s Bounty®; Puritan’s Pride®; Rozerem®; Twinlab® Melatonin; Valdoxan®.
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Combination product examples:
Melatonex® (vitamin B6); Melatonin Forte® ( Piper methysticum , kavalactones, valeriana); Melatonin PM Complex® (vitamin B6, vitamin B2, vitamin B3); Melatonin spray® (gamma-aminobutyric acid, pyridoxal-5-phosphate); Super Snooze with Melatonin® (valerian root, hop, skullcap, chamomile, passion flower).
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http://www.elliotthealthcare.com/melatonin_deficiency.htm

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Common symptoms and signs of melatonin deficiency:

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~ insomnia
~ difficulty getting to sleep
~ difficulty falling back to sleep when awaken during the night
~ light sleeper/easy waking during the night
~ early morning awakening
~ un-refreshing sleep
~ lack of dreaming
~ family history of insomnia
~ personal or family history of breast cancer
~ personal or family history of prostate cancer
~ prostate enlargement
~ fatigue
~ depression
~ irregular menstrual cycle
~ unusual menstrual flow (light or heavy)
~ PMS
~ scoliosis
~ poor sleeping prior to menses
~ anxiety
~ sensitivity to stress
~ cataracts
~ neurodegerative disorder (MS, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, ALS, etc)
~ elevated cholesterol
~ high blood pressure
~ blood clots
~ heart attack
~ heart arrhythmias
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Books for more information about melatonin:
Melatonin: Nature’s Sleeping Pill by Ray Sahelian
Melatonin by Russel Reiter, Ph.D. and Jo Robinson
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Melatonin Associated Disorders
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Because melatonin has a pivotal role in regulating body temperature, the sleep/wake cycle, female reproductive hormones, and cardiovascular function, the effect of disrupted secretion rhythms is widespread, manifesting in a variety of physical and psychological disorders.
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~ Anxiety, stress, depression
~ Seasonal Affective Disorder
~ Sleep Disorders
~ Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome
~ Immunological Disorders
~ Cardiovascular Disease
~ Cancer
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http://restorativemedicine.org/books/fundamentals-of-naturopathic-endocrinology/professionals/pineal-disorders/melatonin-deficiency-and-excess/
~ Association for the Advancement of Restorative Medicine
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HE'S FINALLY ASLEEP!


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Sites
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Exposing Yourself to Light at Night Shuts Down Your Melatonin and Raises Your Cancer Risk
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/03/19/melatonin-benefits.aspx?e_cid=20130319_DNL_art_2&utm_source=dnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art2&utm_campaign=20130319
~ Dr Mercola … Melatonin is only created at night in your pineal gland… Melatonin is highly beneficial, lack of can cause cancer in you!
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http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/melatonin/NS_patient-melatonin
~ Mayo Clinic …
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http://www.melatoninfaq.com/melatonin-overdose/
~ * Melatonin Faq …
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http://www.theantiagingdoctor.com/Survey.htm
~ * The Anti Aging Doctor … Hormone Deficiency Test
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http://altmedicine.about.com/od/melatonin/a/melatonin.htm
~ About.com Alternative Medicine… More useful info…
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http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/fact-sheet-melatonin
~ Dr Oz … Melatonin Fact Sheet
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Google:
melatonin
melatonin deficiency
melatonin dosage
melatonin overdose
melatonin side effects
melatonin for children
melatonin for dogs

March 25, 2012

Fibromyalgia Research, Groups, More

Posted in Fibromyalgia tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 8:33 pm by PCOSLady

FIBROMYALGIA RESEARCH, GROUPS, MORE
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GROUPS
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http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/hypothyroidism/
– The Cure Zone, & Fibromyalgia
– Hypothyroidism Support and discussion group – Alternative medicine, diet, cleansing, dental cleanup… Hypothyroidism = Too Little Hormone. – Malfunction of the Thyroid Gland An open forum for discussion on natural ways of curing Hypothyroidism and preventing recurrence…
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CHART: A “key” in being diagnosed…
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http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=fibromyalgia+trigger+points+chart&qpvt=fibromyalgia+trigger+points+chart&FORM=IGRE#x0y690
~ Excellent chart…
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RESEARCH
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www.fibromyalgiaresearch.org
~ The Fibromyalgia Research Foundation: The link between …
Hypothoidism and fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia Research Foundation
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www.fmnetnews.com/fibro-basics/research
~ Fibromyalgia Research: Overview on research related to fibromyalgia. …
Most of the research findings in fibromyalgia point to a malfunctioning of the central nervous system (CNS), which …
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http://arthritis.about.com/od/arthqa/f/whogetsfms.htm
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Who Gets FMS? (Fibromyalgia)
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Answer: According to a paper published by the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), fibromyalgia affects 3 to 6 million – or as many as one in 50 – Americans. For unknown reasons, between 80 and 90 percent of those diagnosed with fibromyalgia are women; however, men and children also can be affected. Most people are diagnosed during middle age, although the symptoms often become present earlier in life.
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People with certain rheumatic diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus (commonly called lupus), or ankylosing spondylitis (spinal arthritis) may be more likely to have fibromyalgia, too.
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Several studies indicate that women who have a family member with fibromyalgia are more likely to have fibromyalgia themselves, but the exact reason for this—whether it be hereditary or caused by environmental factors or both—is unknown. One study supported by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) is trying to identify if certain genes predispose some people to fibromyalgia.
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Reference: NIH Publication NO. 04-5326 June 2004
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Article: Restoring Cellular Energy Metabolism
by LEF.org … October 2012


FIBROMYALGIA

Fibromyalgia (FM) and chronic fatigue syndrome are conditions that often occur together and are believed to have a similar underlying cause.

There’s accumulating evidence that defective production of AFP is the culprit. Makes d-ribose a natural candidate for therapy for both.

A published case study showed that a woman with both experienced a decrease in symptoms following supplementation with d-ribose.

A larger study followed 41 patients with both. Subjects took 5 grams of d0ribose 3x a daily until reaching a total of 280 grams. There was a significant improvement in all five categories on a standard score:
~ energy
~ sleep
~ mental clarity
~ pain intensity
~ well being
On average, patients reported a 45% increase in energy levels.

Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome remain complicated and perplexing to scientists, these findings offer real hope for a solution.
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SITES
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http://www.fibrocenter.com/navigating-fibromyalgia.aspx
~ Navigating Fibromyalgia … History, charts, etc… Highly informative site…
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D-Ribose: Energize Your Heart, Save Your Life – Life Extension

http://www.lef.org/magazine/mag2008/may2008_D-Ribose-Energize-Your-Heart-Save-Your-Life_01.htm
by JG Goepp – ‎Studies reveal how D-ribose can protect against cell damage during a heart attack and help rejuvenate heart muscles that have suffered injuries from previous …
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Ribose – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ribose
D-Ribose was first reported in 1891 by Emil Fischer. It is a C’-2 carbon epimer of the sugar D-arabinose (both isomers of which are named for their source, gum arabic and ribose itself is named as a transposition of the name of arabinose.
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http://www.niams.nih.gov/
~ National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
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www.rheumatology.org
~ American College of Rheumatology (ACR) …
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Pinterest
http://pinterest.com/nayandcraig/fibromyalgia-chronic-pain/
~ Nay and Craig in Pinterest… A nice board on Fibromyalgia and chronic pain, has the links, sites, blogs, etc…
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BOOK
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http://recoveringwitht3.com/
RECOVERING WITH T3 … By Paul Robinson
~ Hypothyroidism & Fibromyalgia, plus…
~ Natural thyroid extract therapy and for all GP’s and Endocrinologists. With a Foreword written by Dr. John C. Lowe, BA., MA., MS, a fibromyalgia, thyroid, and metabolism researcher and Director of Research for the Fibromyalgia Research Foundation in the US
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FOOD
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http://www.livestrong.com/article/40938-fibromyalgia-foods-avoid/
~ Live Strong site…
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Google:
fibromyalgia research
fibromyalgia support groups
fibromyalgia trigger points
fibromyalgia trigger points chart
fibromyalgia trigger foods
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Pinterest: search
fibromyalgia
chronic pain
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d-ribose
d-ribose fibromyalgia

March 21, 2012

Hypopituitarism – effects pituitary hormones …

Posted in FATIGUE tagged , , , , , , , , , , , at 9:18 pm by PCOSLady

Hypopituitarism – effects pituitary hormones …
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The Discovery Channel’s Mystery Diagnosis series
Reaired January 28, 2009
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‘The Girl Who Couldn’t Wake Up”
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Her Story;
http://www.clarionledger.com/article/20081207/FEAT05/812070332/1023 … (link deleted)
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Mayo Clinic:
www.mayoclinic.com/health/hypopituitarism/DS00479/DSECTION=symptoms
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Symptoms
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Hypopituitarism is often progressive. Although the signs and symptoms can occur suddenly, usually they tend to develop gradually. They are sometimes vague and subtle and may be overlooked for many months or even years…
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Signs and symptoms of hypopituitarism vary, depending on which pituitary hormones are deficient.
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The signs and symptoms may include:
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~ Fatigue
~ Headaches
~ Low tolerance for stress
~ Muscle weakness
~ Nausea
~ Constipation
~ Weight loss or gain
~ A decline in appetite
~ Abdominal discomfort
~ Sensitivity to cold or difficulty staying warm
~ Visual disturbances
~ Loss of underarm and pubic hair
~ Joint stiffness
~ Hoarseness
~ Facial puffiness
~ Thirst and excess urination
~ Low blood pressure
~ Light headed when standing
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If you’re a man, you may also have signs and symptoms such as:
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~ Loss of interest in sexual activity
~ Erectile dysfunction
~ Decrease in facial or body hair
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If you’re a woman, you may develop:
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~ Irregular or no menstrual periods
~ Infertility
~ Inability to produce milk for breast-feeding
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Children may experience:
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~ Stunted growth
~ Short stature
~ Slowed sexual development
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When to see a doctor
If you develop signs and symptoms associated with hypopituitarism, see your doctor to determine the cause..
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Also, if certain signs or symptoms of hypopituitarism develop suddenly — a severe headache or visual disturbances, confusion, or a drop in blood pressure — contact your doctor immediately. Such symptoms could represent sudden bleeding into the pituitary (pituitary apoplexy), which requires prompt medical attention.
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Follow the Mayo Clinic link for complete information….
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My exhusband has suffered most all of the 1st list of symptoms all his life… Of late they have progressed aggressively… Doctors and hospitals have never found this diagnosis… I caught it watching Mystery Diagnosis and researched it on the net…. He felt totally relieved when i read him the symptoms to have found a diagnosis fitting his symptoms like a glove…
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Note:
~ Some symptoms overlap those of PCOS and Fatigue… They are hormone disorders… Men, women and children are effected differently and treatment varies for each person…
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Resources:
~ www.Hormone.org
~ www.Pituitary.org
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Sites
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http://labtestsonline.org/understanding/conditions/pituitary?start=1
~ American Association for Clinical Chemistry … Lab tests Online…

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