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.

October 2, 2012

Vasovagal

Posted in FATIGUE, VASOVAGAL-Fainting tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 6:58 pm by PCOSLady

VASOVAGAL
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VASOVAGAL SYNCOPE – VVS
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PCOS Lady:
Many people are experiencing wanting to faint… That feeling in time is progressing to actually passing out! Many doctors are not looking further than minor diagnosing of fatigue things… Leaving symptoms to progress extremely fast in cases!
~ 2 friends i know have passed out… Both in their early 50’s… One woman passed out at work(she declined any info)… The other a man and his story is posted in a post here… Almost Fatal Crash …. https://pcoslady.wordpress.com/category/fatigue-2/
~ He now is working with a cardiologist that is putting him on a rotating table to measure his results…
~ I watched his symptoms progress extremely fast over 4 months! He and his friend are very lucky to be alive after the crash!
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http://ibs.about.com/gi/o.htm?zi=1/XJ&zTi=1&sdn=ibs&cdn=health&tm=36&f=00&su=p726.8.342.ip_&tt=2&bt=1&bts=1&zu=http%3A//www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/syncope/syncope.htm
~ NINDS: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke …
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What is Syncope?
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Syncope is a medical term used to describe a temporary loss of consciousness due to the sudden decline of blood flow to the brain. Syncope is commonly called fainting or “passing out.” If an individual is about to faint, he or she will feel dizzy, lightheaded, or nauseous and their field of vision may “white out” or “black out.” The skin may be cold and clammy. The person drops to the floor as he or she loses consciousness. After fainting, an individual may be unconscious for a minute or two, but will revive and slowly return to normal. Syncope can occur in otherwise healthy people and affects all age groups, but occurs more often in the elderly.
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There are several types of syncope. Vasovagal syncope usually has an easily identified triggering event such as emotional stress, trauma, pain, the sight of blood, or prolonged standing. Carotid sinus syncope happens because of constriction of the carotid artery in the neck and can occur after turning the head, while shaving, or when wearing a tight collar. Situational syncope happens during urination, defecation, coughing, or as a result of gastrointestinal stimulation. Syncope can also be a symptom of heart disease or abnormalities that create an uneven heart rate or rhythm that temporarily affect blood volume and its distribution in the body. Syncope isn’t normally a primary sign of a neurological disorder, but it may indicate an increased risk for neurologic disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), diabetic neuropathy, and other types of neuropathy. Certain classes of drugs are associated with an increased risk of syncope, including diuretics, calcium antagonists, ACE inhibitors, nitrates, antipsychotics, antihistamines, levodopa, narcotics, and alcohol.
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About.com
~ http://ibs.about.com/od/symptomsofib1/a/IBS-And-The-Vasovagal-Reflex.htm
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VASOVAGAL
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Vasovagal Reflex
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Why do some IBS sufferers have these symptoms? The most likely explanation is the body’s own vasovagal reflex. The reflex stems from our vagus nerve, which is a nerve that travels from our brains to our colons, and contributes to a wide variety of physical functions, including swallowing, speaking, heart rate and digestion.
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The vasovagal reflex is a sudden triggering of the vagus nerve. This may occur in response to a variety of factors, including:
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~ Fear
~ Emotional stress
~ Gastrointestinal illness
~ Pain
~ Sight of blood
~ Standing for a long time
~ Standing up quickly
~ Trauma
~ or another one for you! (everyone is different on thresh holds)
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The reflex results in an abrupt dropping of blood pressure and a sudden reduction in heart rate. At its worst, the reflex will result in fainting, as blood flow shifts away from the head and down into the legs. Fainting that is triggered by the vasovagal reflex is called vasovagal syncope.
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WARNING SIGNS
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At the appearance of warning signs such as;
~ lightheadedness
~ nausea
~ cold and clammy skin
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Counter-pressure maneuvers that involve gripping fingers into a fist, tensing the arms, and crossing the legs or squeezing the thighs together can be used to ward off a fainting spell. If fainting spells occur often without a triggering event, syncope may be a sign of an underlying heart disease.
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YOU may experience the scenario listed below like my male friend does every time now…
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PASSING OUT ~ WARNING SIGNS
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~ nausea
~ profusely sweating
~ lightheadedness
~ weak
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AMBULANCE CALLED … (“KEY” scenario)
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~ real low heart rate
~ real low blood pressure
~ you are deemed A-Fib by EMT people
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HOSPITAL ER … (“KEY” scenario)
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~ heart rate OK
~ blood pressure OK
~ no sign of being A-Fib minutes later!
~ no evidence of a problem…
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NOTE:
This scenario happens with no trail of evidence to track… Even a heart monitor may not pick up on it! Triggers cause the episodes, but may not cause them every time!
~ YOU must keep a journal on your episodes… List the triggers, the feelings, your symptoms, the time of day, how long out, how you felt after, etc… IT all shows your caring cardiologist a pattern…
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SITES
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http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=89547
Vasovagal Syncope
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Medical Author: Benjamin C. Wedro, MD, FAAEM
Medical Editor: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD
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Vasovagal syncope is a common cause of fainting. The vagus nerve is overstimulated and causes the body’s blood vessels to dilate and the heart to slow down. This anti-adrenaline effect decreases the ability of the heart to pump blood upward to the brain against gravity. Without blood flow, the brain turns off. In Victorian England, when this happened because young ladies’ sensibilities were easily offended, this was called a swoon.
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Fortunately, the body is able to correct this temporary problem and return normalcy to the circulatory system in a matter of seconds. Unfortunately, that time delay allows the faint to happen, and while the faint itself is not a big deal, the potential complications may be. Falling is tough as you get older, kids bounce but adults tend to break. Imagine fainting while driving a car or swimming in a lake. While the grizzled veterans of the medical community laugh at the “routine faint” and then welcome the new students into their fraternity, blacking-out is not something to be taken lightly.
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People faint at the sight of blood. Parents faint when their kids get immunized. Older people faint in church. Many types of emotional and physical stressors can stimulate the vagus nerve to do damage. But on occasion, the cause of the faint is not vasovagal syncope but something more serious. Encouraging the person to seek medical care or calling 911 may save a life. While it may be an inconvenience or sometimes an embarrassment to a patient, being unconscious is not normal. It may be easily explained…but it’s not normal.
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GOOGLE:
syncope
vasovagal
vasovagal syncope
vagus nerve
fainting auto accidents
vasovagal research
vasovagal clinical trials

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

May 21, 2012

TIPS: Strengthen Immune System

Posted in FYI tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 9:33 am by PCOSLady

TIPS to Strengthen Your Immune System
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~ rid the stress in your life…
~ frequent sex…
~ get a dog or pet…
~ build a network – social &/or volunteer…
~ take a class, join an interest group, add more friends…
~ stay positive – optimistic…
~ laugh…
~ eat antioxidants – fruits and veggies, oranges, green peppers, broccoli, kiwi, strawberries, carrots, watermelon, papayas, leafy greens, cantelope …
~ multivitamin for immune…
~ * selenium…
~ vitamins A,C,D,E, zinc and magnesium…
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PCOS Lady:
Years ago i dealt with high stress daily from my job… I had swollen lymph nodes behind my ears to the point of hurting plus landed in the hospital for PID… The PID was chalked up to the stress… My Gyno told me my immune system was nil… Back then i had no idea on how to get it back…
~ Looking at this list i did many of the things anyways…
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SITES:
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http://www.fatfreekitchen.com/home-remedy/worms.html
http://www.fixya.com/support/p2480978-www_fatfreekitchen_com#
~ Fat Free Kitchen … Offers authentic, fat free and low fat or low calorie healthy Indian vegetarian recipes with ingredients known to boost body’s immunity and prolong life … Topics cover fat, proteins, weight loss, parasites, beauty, acne, calorie, fix it ideas, etc …
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May 9, 2012

High Testosterone In Women Symptoms

Posted in RELATED: HORMONES tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 3:52 am by PCOSLady


PCOS Lady:

First time having my testosterone levels checked and ever being interested in them… They are high! Stress i know i am under daily in my current living environment!
~ I have all my test results from 2003… I do glance back at them at times…
~ A little known symptom is having hair on top of your toes…
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A few more odd symptoms are stray dark hairs on your above lip, your chin, your breast and inner thighs…
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Interesting to know the symptoms and what lowers testosterone…
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Just read from a Dr Oz show women in later years are best to have testosterone levels of 50 – 80, which is that of a woman in her 30’s…
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http://www.ehow.com/facts_4962570_causes-high-testosterone-women_.html
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SYMPTOMS OF HIGH TESTOSTERONE IN WOMEN
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High testosterone symptoms include hair loss, hirsutism (unwanted male-pattern hair growth), unexplained rapid weight gain, virilization, acne, aggressiveness, irritability and missed menstrual cycles. Decreased breast size and a deepening of the voice will occur along with a coarsening of the skin.
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CAUSES: HORMONAL IMBALANCES
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The main causes of high testosterone in females are hormonal imbalances that can happen at any age, and often sneak up gradually, with the 30s being the predominant time for things to get worse.
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COMMON TESTOSTERONE INCREASING DISEASES
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Adrenal gland disorders and ovarian problems, often caused by other hormonal imbalances, create an over-abundance of testosterone. The most common testosterone-increasing disease is polycystic ovarian syndrome. Diabetes can also lead to these endocrine upsets.
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RARER DISORDERS THAT CAUSE HIGH TESTOSTERONE
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Other disorders that cause high testosterone in women include acromegaly, adrenal neoplasm disorders, Conn’s syndrome, Cushing’s syndrome, dwarfism, gigantism or multiple endocrine neoplasm 1 and 2. An androgen-producing adrenal or ovarian tumor can lead to high levels of testosterone, as can congenital adrenal hyperplasia and thyroid disorders in general.
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http://www.ehow.com/way_5183577_solutions-high-testosterone-women.html
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SOLUTIONS FOR HIGH TESTOSTERONE IN WOMEN
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By Juliana Robertson, eHow Contributor
Testosterone is produced in the ovaries and adrenal glands of women. High testosterone levels in women tend to cause a variety of issues. Elevated levels of this male synonymous hormone can cause excessive facial hair, increased muscle mass, waistline body fat and adult onset acne. The most common cause of this testosterone increase in women is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. This disorder causes multiple cysts like follicles to accumulate in the ovaries. The ovary begins to produce and secrete high levels of testosterone.
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LIFESTYLE CHANGES
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Implementing changes to your lifestyle can effectively reduce high testosterone levels. Low risk changes include reducing stress levels and following a healthy eating regimen. Women with testosterone imbalances have successfully lost weight through following a low carbohydrate/diabetic eating plan. Adding fruit, salad, fish, poultry and nuts to your diet can help to reduce testosterone levels. Consuming fried, sugary and oily foods contribute to testosterone increases and weight gain. Practicing stress reduction techniques, like yoga and meditation, can be extremely beneficial. Combining these practices with regular exercise and a balanced diet will help to improve your overall quality of health.
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NATURAL REMEDIES
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Alternative medicine is an effective way to treat elevated testosterone levels safely and naturally. This approach involves little to no risk, with various therapies utilized for treatment. Herbal remedies effectively treat testosterone imbalances at its source. These options are easy to follow, and cost effective. Two types used for treatment are Phytoestrogenic and Non estrogenic herbs. Phytoestrogenic herbs (ex: black cohosh) contain plant manufactured estrogen. They help to alleviate imbalances through introducing additional hormones within the body. Non estrogenic herbs (ex: macafem) do not contain any estrogen properties. They stimulate natural hormonal production by nourishing endocrine and pituitary glands. They balance testosterone naturally by stimulating the body to produce its own hormones.
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RESOURCES
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http://www.pcosupport.org/
~ PCOS Support
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http://www.soulcysters.com/
~ Soul Cysters … The largest PCOS forum known…
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REFERENCES
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http://www.natural-hormones.net/testosterone-imbalance-treatments.htm
~ Natural Hormones … Treatments for testosterone imbalances…
~ Three levels of approaches can be considered for treating testosterone imbalance. These are categorized as: (1) Lifestyle Changes, (2) Alternative Medicine and (3) HRT…
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http://www.wdxcyber.com/dxinf001.htm
~ Women’s Health Resource …
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http://www.soulcysters.net/showthread.php/149902-Changing-hormones-changing-body-odor
~ Soul Cysters … Body odor issue …
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May 6, 2012

Why Are You So Mean To ME?!?!?!

Posted in BULLYING, STRESS tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 11:44 pm by PCOSLady

Bullies can't hurt you IF they can't get to you!  ~   Let their words, etc... pass by, through, around, over you! ~ You can be almost invisible!

Bullies can’t hurt you IF they can’t get to you! ~ Let their words, etc… pass by, through, around, over you! ~ You can be almost invisible!


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Why Are You So Mean To ME?!?!?!
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PCOS Lady:
Bullying creates several issues in any scenario compounded by stressing out all involved!
~ PCOS is made worse from stress…
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We seem to ask ourselves this question many times… First time may be the 1st clue to abuse… 2nd time might be well into the relationship, questioning ourselves on why, etc… 3rd time may happen after you feel you have done all you can to please them! Yet the scenario is the same or worse…
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MSN Group: Why Are You So Mean To ME?!?!?! (group deleted)
I thank the woman, 30+ year social worker who started and ran this MSN group for abused women for years… We all learned a great deal! Abusers only progressively get worse! Some to the point of killing… Only a select few actually change for the better…
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Abuse of all kinds started from some where, some how, some one…
~ Some say a Narcissistic Personality is the cause…
~ Some say the abuser was conditioned growing up in an abusive family…
~ Some say the abuser was a black sheep in the family…
~ Some say the abuser was insecure…
~ Etc…
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Bullying laws have been passed in many states, school teachers in some states are legally obligated to report abuse and bullying to the law…
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“YOU” the public can change your neighborhoods, etc… by turning in the abuse, abusers, gang activity, etc… you witness in anonymously!
~ Gang activity now falls under Homeland Security laws…
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I found this fantastic site from the UK loaded with highly informative information covering numerous topics… I posted a section here to show the wide variety of topics covered…
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http://www.bullyonline.org/related/stalking.htm#Links
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Violence, rage, abuse, discrimination and issues related to bullying
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~ Bullying by neighbors
~ Bullying by landlords
~ Bullying by the church
~ Bullying and cults
~ Bullying and prisons
~ Bullying and whistleblowing
~ Bullying and stammering
~ Bullying and age discrimination
~ Bullying and long hours
~ Bullying and minorities
~ Bullying of gays and lesbians
~ Transsexuals and bullying
~ Bullying and disfigurement
~ Bullying and adoption
~ Bullying and eating disorders
~ Bullying and racism
~ Bullying because you’re seen as overweight or fat
~ The cost of drugs and alcohol at work
~ Corporate bullying and fad-speak
~ Working from home ~ Management consultants
~ Bullying and business ethics
~ Toxic management
~ Bullying and fat cats
~ Bullying and call centres
~ Bullying and snooping
~ Cyberbullying, emails and the Internet
~ Abusive telephone calls
~ Bullying and mobile phones
~ Health and safety
~ The welfare officer
~ Domestic violence
~ A serial bully in the family
~ Female violence
~ Bullying and anger
~ Road rage, office rage
~ Verbal violence
~ Violence
~ Gun violence
~ Spree killings
~ Bullying and abuse
~ Sexual abuse
~ Drug rape
~ Stalking
~ Bullying in the movies
~ Trauma and the paranormal
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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 27, 2012

4 Types of Rosacea (PCOS & Acne)

Posted in ROSACEA tagged , , , , , , , , , , , at 5:25 am by PCOSLady

The 4 Types of Rosacea
in “Understanding Rosacea”
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Rosacea often begins with easy blushing and flushing of the facial skin. These symptoms may come and go at first. Eventually, redness persists around the nose, extending to the rest of the face. As rosacea progresses, additional facial symptoms such as burning, stinging, pimples, swelling, dry skin, enlarged blood vessels, and eye involvement may occur. These combinations of symptoms fall into the following four subtypes:
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~ Subtype 1: Facial Redness (Erythematotelangietatic rosacea). Flushing and/or continuous facial redness occurs. Blood vessels are visible, especially around the nose.
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~ Subtype 2: Bumps and pimples (Papulopustular rosacea). Pimples occur, and puslike lesions may be present, along with the facial redness. You may feel burning and stinging, and blood vessels on your face may be enlarged. This stage of rosacea is also known as acne rosacea.
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~ Subtype 3: Enlargement of the nose (Phymatous rosacea). Your skin begins to thicken and develops an irregular texture. This thickening is most evident on the nose and can also occur on the ears, chin, cheeks, and forehead. You may have enlarged skin pores in addition to the large blood vessels.
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~ Subtype 4: Eye irritation (Ocular rosacea). One or both eyes are affected in this subtype. They may be bloodshot, teary, itchy, dry, burning, or stinging, and you may have blurred or decreased vision. It’s common to feel as though you have a foreign body in the eye. This is a serious eye condition; you may need to see an ophthalmologist.
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Symptoms of the first three subtypes may also be present on the neck, chest, ears, and scalp. Your health care provider can evaluate the subtype of rosacea you have. He or she will prescribe the treatment based on the subtype and additional information provided during an examination.
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PCOS lady strongly suggests you look at the pictures at http://www.rosaceafacts.com/ site… You may have acne to severe rosacea…
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Medical Reviewer: [Lee Jenkins, Sara Foster, RN, MPH], [Nelson, Gail MS, APRN, BC], [Sara Foster, RN, MPH] Copyright: © 2000-2010 The StayWell Company, 780 Township Line Road, Yardley, PA 19067. All rights reserved. This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care. Always follow your healthcare professional’s instructions.
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Rosacea in relation to PCOS
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http://www.hormonehelpny.com/question/hormone_060204.htm
~ Rosacea is partly testosterone-dependant so lowering and/or blocking testosterone can help. Topical metronidazole helps as well. Usually the combination works the best.
~ There is no evidence that progesterone cream helps and I do not recommend it.
~ Low testosterone does not aggravate rosacea but helps it.
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Sites
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http://conditions.aolhealth.com/rosacea/the-4-types-of-rosacea
~ AOL Health on Rosacea
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Rosacea.org: The National Rosacea Society
~ Home of the National Rosacea Society. A website about the medical condition Rosacea. Features information for patients, physicians, newsletter, research grants, press …
rosacea.org
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http://www.bing.com/health/article/mayo-MADS00308/Rosacea?q=rosacea&qpvt=Rosacea+Facts

~ Mayo Clinic – Rosacea — Comprehensive overview covers causes, symptoms and treatment of this inflammatory, adult skin disease.
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www.rosaceafacts.com
~ If you think you have rosacea, it’s important to get medical care. Why? Because not only can this vascular, inflammatory condition get worse and potentially cause permanent damage to your skin, it has the ability to psychologically and emotionally impact your life. From avoiding social events to not feeling as self-confident as you once did, rosacea can affect life choices.
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http://www.hormonehelpny.com/question/hormone_060204.htm
~ Hormone Center of New York
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http://www.medscape.org/viewarticle/441986

~ Medscape…. Acne and Rosacea: Differential Diagnosis and Treatment in the Primary Care Setting
~ PCOS segment: http://www.medscape.org/viewarticle/441986_6
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http://www.rosaceagroup.org/
~ Rosacea Group.org is a non-commercial site
http://rosaceagroup.org/The_Rosacea_Forum/
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Google:
rosacea
rosacea facts
rosacea triggers
rosacea and PCOS
rosacea and adult acne
a red face could signal rosacea
the 4 types of rosacea
the hows and whys of rosacea

March 25, 2012

Identify Eating Triggers

Posted in LIFESTYLE CHANGES tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 1:59 am by PCOSLady

Eating Triggers
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Weight issues plague us with PCOS, for most its much harder to lose weight than normal women… By knowing your trigger(s) you are able to choose a better lifestyle choice in eating… You may learn more about “you” too!
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Hope all this helps you in your journey and makes you the healthiest you can be!
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Your weight loss & attitude will then change your life in many ways!
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Happy lifestyle changing…
Christie
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How Can I Identify Eating Triggers?
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Situations and emotions that trigger us to eat fall into five main categories:
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SOCIAL: Eating when around other people. For example, excessive eating can result from being encouraged by others to eat; eating to fit in; arguing; or feelings of inadequacy around other people.
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EMOTIONAL: Eating in response to boredom, stress, fatigue, tension, depression, anger, anxiety, or loneliness as a way to “fill the void.”
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SITUATIONAL: Eating because the opportunity is there. For example, at a restaurant, seeing an advertisement for a particular food, passing by a bakery. Eating may also be associated with certain activities such as watching TV, going to the movies or a sporting event, etc…
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THOUGHTS: Eating as a result of negative self-worth or making excuses for eating. For example, scolding oneself for looks or a lack of will power.
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PHYSIOLOGICAL: Eating in response to physical cues. For example, increased hunger due to skipping meals or eating to cure headaches or other pain.
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Note: I found this October of 2002, but never kept the link or source it came from…
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WORK SHEETS:
http://www.mhhe.com/socscience/hhp/fahey7e/wellness_worksheets/wellness_worksheet_077.html
~ The New Maximize Your Body Potential, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc
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http://www.cfidsselfhelp.org/library/minimizing-flares-with-relapse-special-event-worksheets
~ CFIDS & Fibromyalgia Self-Help … http://www.cfidsselfhelp.org
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http://images.heartmath.com/llc/personal-use/stopemotionaleating/see_worksheets.pdf
~ Heart Math, LLC, http://images.heartmath.com
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http://www.dr-jane-bolton.com/search.html?cx=004139523917754681466%3An1xh9kubidc&cof=FORID%3A10&ie=UTF-8&q=worksheet&sa=Search&siteurl=www.dr-jane-bolton.com%2F
~ Dr Jane Bolton
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SITES:
http://weightloss.about.com/od/emotionsmotivation/qt/blemtriggers.htm
~ About.com
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http://www.selfgrowth.com/articles
/addiction_and_recovery_the_social_and_environmental_triggers_worksheet.html
~ SelfGrowth.com … Interesting self help site…
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http://www.glycemicindex.com/
~ University of Sydney’s official news site for the glycemic index…
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http://www.womentowomen.com/assessments/weightloss/default.aspx
~ Women to Women… Weight Loss Profile…Begin your free profile now — it’s quick and easy!

Losing weight is hard! And there’s a surprising reason why – many women have physiological imbalances in their bodies that prevent weight loss, no matter how hard they try. At Women to Women we call this weight loss resistance, and simply put, you must heal those physiological imbalances if you want to lose weight.
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Google:
eating triggers weight watchers
eating triggers mayo clinic
eating triggers worksheet

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