September 3, 2013

13 Mass Public Poisons

Posted in CANCER, FYI, MEDICINE TODAY, WAKE UP FYI tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 9:26 pm by PCOSLady

PCOS Lady:
I thank Jon Miller for posting all he does in www.CureZone.com
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Flouride: There are two types calcium is good and sodium is the poison…
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http://www.activistpost.com/2013/08/13-mass-public-poisons.html
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13 Mass Public Poisons
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Jon David Miller
Activist Post
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We are being poisoned. This mass public poisoning has been going on for over a century, and it has been gradually increasing. You and those you care about are being harmed almost continuously. We are being abused with multiple poisons in small doses on purpose.
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The more of us that become aware of some of the most common ways this is happening, the better chance we have of reducing or ending exposure to at least some of the poisons.
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Chlorine
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This highly toxic chemical warfare agent has been added to public water supplies since about 1910 as a disinfectant. The now common health problems of circulatory disease and cancer became widespread only after the masses started being chlorinated regularly. Drinking it, bathing in it, breathing it and soaking it up in our showers, and consuming it in most food and beverage products made with city water, makes chlorine one of the most common public poisons.
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Fluoride
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The fluoride added to municipal water and dental care products is not really good for your teeth. It is a cancer causing, apathy inducing, intelligence reducing chemical, a waste product of aluminum and phosphate manufacturing. It was accumulating at production plants in the 1940s and ruining local ground water.
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The industry first tried to get rid of excess stocks of fluoride by marketing it as rat poison, but not enough was sold. Then in the 1950s they concocted the scheme of convincing the American Dental Association to recommend it be added to public water supplies and oral care products to harden teeth. In the long run, it actually makes teeth brittle and mottled, while diminishing people’s IQ, minimizing active interests and shortening lives.
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Aluminum
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Aluminum has long been used in cookware and food service material. As people learned of its toxicity, they started abandoning aluminum pans and avoiding heating food wrapped in foil.
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Extremely fine particles of it are the main component of the “chemtrail” sprays disseminated over virtually all areas in North America under the rationale of “geo-engineering” to counter “global warming”. Since the concern about global warming from carbon emissions due to human activity is fraudulently promoted to expand control of the population, this widespread chemical spraying is really being done for other reasons, from weather manipulation to public poisoning. The bizarre streaks often sprayed in the sky by aircraft are not normal jet contrails.
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Aluminum is another neurotoxin that reduces intelligence and memory. It is considered a major contributor to early senility and dementia.
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Mercury & Vaccinations
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For the millions of us that received “silver” dental fillings, long term mercury contamination is likely. That highly toxic heavy metal was an ingredient in the amalgam. Mercury is also used in the thimerosal preservative in most vaccines, including those given to children, even infants.
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Mercury is another neurotoxin and is blamed for the incredible rise in the numbers of autistic children, many of whom are radically changed within a few days of vaccination.
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Vaccinations and flu shots do not really protect us from infections. Rather they are seriously harmful, especially to the infants that receive an overwhelming mixed vaccination cocktail. Further, vaccines are sometimes contaminated with rogue viruses, and are a debilitating stress to the human immune system.
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Pharma Drugs
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The approval of pharmaceutical medicines by a government agency does not mean that they are safe to take. Many of them have terrible side effects, often blocking biological systems and fostering long-term illness. Then additional drugs are prescribed. Many of the routine medications today are psychotropic, further reducing intelligence and enthusiasm.
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Radioactive Fallout
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Radioactivity emanating from the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster, as well as from leaks at other nuke facilities, the depleted uranium ammunition used by the military, the radioactive metals such as barium and thorium in the chemtrail sprays, and the lingering particles from the nuclear testing of the 1950s and 1960s, is another major contributor to the cancer epidemic.
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Aspartame
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The artificial sweetener aspartame is promoted as an ingredient in diet products for weight loss and diabetes. In addition to worsening each of those conditions, it is a terrible neurotoxin. It turns to methanol (toxic wood alcohol) and formaldehyde in the body, impairing the brain, weakening eyesight, damaging the pancreas and liver, and making some people crazy. Why was this poison ever approved for consumption?
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Aspartame is now added to even regular chewing gum, as well as to flavored water. Read labels for ingredients to avoid this poison.
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MSG
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Monosodium Glutamate is used as a flavor enhancer. It is both an “excitotoxin” that stresses cells, and a neurotoxin bothering the brain and nerves. It diminishes intelligence, can cause bloating and digestive distress, and may harm the heart as well.
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BPA
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Bisphenol Acetate is an estrogen mimicker that is permitted to be in food service and household plastics, including plastic water bottles. This and similar plasticizers such as Bisphenol Sulfone (BPS) are causing sexua| imbalances and alterations and cancers of the breast and sex organs.
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Glyphosphate
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This toxic herbicide and other harmful chemicals used in agriculture will not simply wash off of the produce.
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Glyphosphate is reported to be a factor in both infertility and cancer. Most other agri-chemicals are also debilitating. Glyphosphate and other runoff chemicals are commonly found in drinking water as well.
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GMOs
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Genetically Modified Organisms , usually used in concert with agricultural chemicals, include the common food crops corn, soybeans, canola oil and sugar beets. In the United States, nearly all of each of these widely consumed foods are genetically modified, much of the milk and dairy items contain BgH growth hormone, and most meat animals’ feed contains GMOs, with no indication on labels.
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Genetically altered foods are hard on the digestive system, and usually damaging to cells and organs.
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EMFs
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Electromagnetic fields from cell phones, computers, televisions, “smart meters”, transmission wires and towers, etc., are seriously weakening and impairing health in people, animals and plants. The more you have EMF frequencies in proximity, the greater the damage. Use a cell phone sparingly and switch ears often if holding it near the head.
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Why Are We Being Poisoned?
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We are being systematically POISONED ON PURPOSE, and need to raise awareness about it enough to get it STOPPED.
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Why are we being massively exposed to a range of serious poisons while being falsely told that they are not harmful or even good for us? The elite power controllers do this:
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~ To foster apathy
~ To weaken resistance
~ To reduce intelligence
~ To increase susceptibility to entrainment and hypnosis
~ To experiment on an ignorant populace
~ To test longevity methods for their benefit
~ To develop distracting and incapacitating health problems
~ To generate business for the medical industry
~ To foster infertility and infanticide
~ To cause people to die younger
~ To reduce the population
~ To eliminate independent small farmers and businesses
~ To control food production, weather, land and resources
~ To profitably (cheaply) dispose of industrial waste
~ To make maximum profits
~ To fully control this world
~ To secure lasting tyranny
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This has been done gradually, stealthily and incrementally.
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Learn More
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For lists of common public poisons in food, water, and household and personal care products, as well as how to minimize exposure and counter many of the effects, visit: http://PublicPoisons.com.
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Jon David Miller is a social analyst, wellness educator, philosopher and singer/songwriter. His education includes a Bachelor of Arts with honors in economics from Ohio University, a Master of Arts in religion and a Master of Divinity from Hartford Seminary, and 40 years of experience in wellness education, business, community organizations, social studies research and writing. Jon is the author of several books, including The New World Order Empire, and developer of several websites, such as www.PublicPoisons.com.
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SITES
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Moderate Arsenic in Environment Tied to Higher Heart Attack, Stroke Risk
http://www.everydayhealth.com/heart-health/0924/moderate-arsenic-in-environment-tied-to-higher-heart-attack-stroke-risk.aspx?xid=aol_eh-cardio_6_20130923_&aolcat=ESR&icid=maing-grid7|main5|dl15|sec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D380863
~ Everyday Health …. Moderate Arsenic in Environment Tied to Higher Heart Attack, Stroke Risk … Researchers suspect groundwater and certain foods raised levels of chemical in study of Native Americans.
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March 13, 2013

Heart Disease

Posted in HEART DISEASE tagged , , , , , , , at 10:49 pm by PCOSLady

HEART DISEASE
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PCOS Lady:
Many of us only hear from our doctors to watch our lipids and blood pressure!
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The Life Extension Foundation details why each of these 17 daggers are triggers!
www.lef.com
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HEART: Arterial Disease
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Any one of these “daggers” can initiate and propagate vascular disease… In the real world aging humans suffer small pricks from the point of the daggers over a lifetime… The cumulative effect of these dagger pricks (risk factors) is arterial occlusion and, far too often, stroke or acute heart attack….
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~ low blood EPA/DHA
~ elevated C-reactive Protein
~ excess LDL
~ excess Insulin
~ Low HDL
~ High Glucose
~ Nitric Oxide Deficit
~ Insufficient Vitamin D
~ Low Vitamin K
~ Excess Estrogen
~ Excess Triglycerides
~ Low Free Testosterone
~ Excess Fibrinogen
~ Excess Homocysteine
~ Hypertension
~ Excess Cholesterol
~ Oxidized LDL
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SITES
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Moderate Arsenic in Environment Tied to Higher Heart Attack, Stroke Risk
http://www.everydayhealth.com/heart-health/0924/moderate-arsenic-in-environment-tied-to-higher-heart-attack-stroke-risk.aspx?xid=aol_eh-cardio_6_20130923_&aolcat=ESR&icid=maing-
grid7|main5|dl15|sec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D380863
~ Everyday Health …. Moderate Arsenic in Environment Tied to Higher Heart Attack, Stroke Risk … Researchers suspect groundwater and certain foods raised levels of chemical in study of Native Americans.
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‘Crown’ baldness associated with higher risk of heart disease, analysis finds
http://www.minnpost.com/second-opinion/2013/04/crown-baldness-associated-higher-risk-heart-disease-analysis-finds
~ Susan Perry … 04/04/13 … ‘Crown’ baldness associated with higher risk of heart disease, analysis finds… Male pattern baldness is associated with an increased risk of heart disease, but only if the baldness is on the crown of the head, a new meta-analysis of previous studies reports. Among men with receding hairlines, no significant increase in risk was found.
~ A possible marker… The reasons for the association between baldness and heart disease are unclear, the meta-analysis authors point out. It may be, however, that top-of-the-head baldness is a marker for insulin resistance or chronic inflammation or some other factor that promotes heart disease.
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TESTS:
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HEART
Cardiac CT ~ 3D scan is 98% accurate
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GOOGLE:

August 23, 2012

Heart Disease in Women with Statistics

Posted in HEART DISEASE tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 6:43 pm by PCOSLady

http://www.youbeauty.com/health/heart-disease-women
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PCOS Lady:
Posted this for the statistics listed for you…
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Heart Disease in Women: A Red-Hot, Overlooked Medical Issue
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Compared to men, women are less likely to receive heart disease treatment, and more likely to experience severe problems during and after a heart attack.
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Vascular disease leading to heart attacks and strokes is the number one killer of women in the U.S. and Canada—one in two women will die of heart disease or stroke, compared with one in 25 women who will die of breast cancer.
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Yet heart problems are still widely regarded as a male problem, but we differ—for example, 42 percent of women who have heart attacks die within one year, compared to 24 percent of men. By the way, you may think osteoporosis is a female disease but that’s the same problem as thinking heart disease is a male disease. Osteoporosis is also a disease of both men and women and more men than women die after a hip fracture.
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This stereotype is most worrisome when it counts most: before a heart attack. Women are largely under-treated when it comes to preventive heart and vascular care. In a recent study, a full 70 percent of people who experienced a heart attack did not receive prior treatment for heart disease. A majority of those overlooked? Women younger than 66 years.
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Other research reveals: Women under 55 also have it worse than men during and following a heart attack. A study out of British Columbia showed that when a heart attack struck, women experienced more severe chest pains and more pain in spots like the shoulder, left arm, throat and neck.
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Women have a keen ability to spot discomfort that their loved ones experience, but it’s important to recognize warning signs for yourself.
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The following symptoms may not be alarming in your day-to-day, but in some cases could signal an aortic valve problem, which may lead to heart disease or heart attack:
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1) Feeling tired or weak. If you work yourself into the ground during the week, feeling exhausted may not come as a surprise. Take note when you’re still feeling this way on a rested day.
2) Being short of breath. Making a big speech or seeing your child climbing on top of a cupboard can make you gasp for a full breath. But if you don’t have asthma or anxiety, and your chest is tight, make a trip to the doctor.
3) Getting light-headed. Feeling faint after a light lunch? Keep healthy snacks on hand and see if you’re still having dizzy spells. And if they’re reoccurring, see your doc.
4) Having palpitations. When your heart’s racing at night do you blame all that (good-for-you) coffee you downed during the day? If you aren’t big on caffeine and your heart’s beating hard while you’re lying down, take it up with your doc.
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VIDEO: 4 Must-Know Heart Attack Warning Signs
http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/4-must-know-warning-signs-pt-1
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Stop procrastinating. Too many women put off checking these symptoms because they simply “don’t have the time.” Just think of all the appointments you’d have down the line if you don’t figure out the source of these symptoms. Putting yourself first will help you get the care you need sooner, and turn the problem around if there is one.
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If you have experienced a heart attack, you must (we repeat, must) put yourself first. Women in the Canadian study experienced poorer quality of life, recurring chest pain and more physical limitations during their recovery, than men.
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Why? Since women often play caretaker to their family, they may not be as good at taking care of themselves when they need it most; the researchers found that women were less likely to do cardiac rehab than men!
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For your family, lead by example in taking care of yourself, with a healthy diet and exercise plan, along with regular checkups. You’ll be quicker on your feet, and can prevent scary heart problems from arising in the first place.
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Read on for your complete guide to how heart disease can be turned right around with lifestyle changes from diet to exercise and stress management.
~ Google: womens heart attack symptoms … Read and keep reading…
~ Look at your self and change the triggers and what bothers you… Change your eating ways, exercise, etc…
~ Rid your life of the negativity and relax to enjoy your life!
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Take care of “YOU” and live a happy life!
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Christie
PCOS Lady
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BLOG
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http://rosie.com/my-heart-attack/
~ Rosie O’Donnell’s blog

August 7, 2012

Stroke: S.T.R. (Save a life!)

Posted in HEART DISEASE tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 5:13 pm by PCOSLady

SAVE A LIFE. FORWARD AND REMEMBER
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Stroke Has a New Indicator
They say if you email this to ten people, you stand a chance of saving one life.
Pass this on to everyone you know…
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Blood Clots/Stroke – They Now Have a Fourth Indicator, the Tongue
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Had a picture of head and clot here in email…
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I will continue to forward this every time it comes around!
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STROKE: Remember the 1st Three Letters….. S. T. R..
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STROKE IDENTIFICATION:
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During a BBQ, a woman stumbled and took a little fall – she assured everyone that she was fine (they offered to call paramedics) ……she said she had just tripped over a brick because of her new shoes.
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They got her cleaned up and got her a new plate of food. While she appeared a bit shaken up, Jane went about enjoying herself the rest of the evening.
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Jane’s husband called later telling everyone that his wife had been taken to the hospital – (at 6:00 pm Jane passed away.) She had suffered a stroke at the BBQ. Had they known how to identify the signs of a stroke, perhaps Jane would be with us today. Some don’t die. They end up in a helpless, hopeless condition instead.
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It only takes a minute to read this.
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A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke…totally. He said the trick was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed, and then getting the patient medically cared for within 3 hours, which is tough.
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RECOGNIZING A STROKE
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Thank God for the sense to remember the ‘3’ steps, STR. Read and Learn!
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Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify.. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster. The stroke victim may suffer severe brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke.
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Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions:
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S *Ask the individual to SMILE.
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T *Ask the person to TALK and SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently)
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(i..e. It is sunny out today.)
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R *Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS.
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If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call emergency number immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.
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New Sign of a Stroke ——– Stick out Your Tongue
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NOTE: Another ‘sign’ of a stroke is this: Ask the person to ‘stick’ out his tongue. If the tongue is ‘crooked’, if it goes to one side or the other that is also an indication of a stroke.
A cardiologist says if everyone who gets this e-mail sends it to 10 people; you can bet that at least one life will be saved.
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I have done my part. Will you?

July 25, 2012

Triglyceride FAQS

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

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

10 Reasons to Avoid Your Doctor

Posted in FYI tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 6:33 pm by PCOSLady

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/07/25/ten-reasons-to-avoid-doctors.aspx?e_cid=20120725_DNL_artNew_1
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TOP TEN REASONS to AVOID YOUR DOCTOR
July 25 2012… By Dr Mercola
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By Dr. Mercola
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I’ve long said that the best strategy for achieving health is avoiding a visit to your doctor in the first place. Why? Because in many cases you will simply leave the office with a prescription or two, which will rarely solve your health problem. Most doctor visits result in “solutions” that only suppress your symptoms, often causing other side effects and problems.
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Rather than advise patients about the true underlying conditions and real solutions that lead to health, they are left putting toxic Band-Aids on gaping wounds. As shown in the slideshow above, and as I detail in depth below, there are actually many reasons why avoiding your doctor may be in the best interest of your health …
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1. Annual Pap Smears
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Many physicians still advise women to receive yearly pap smears, but the newest guidelines from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force specifically recommend against this. The new recommendations call for women to undergo PAP screening only once every three years, beginning at age 21 and ending around age 65.
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2. Mammograms
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Only about 1 in 8 women whose breast cancer was identified during a routine mammogram actually had their lives “saved” by the screening, a recent analysis estimated2 – and this does not accurately account for how many women will fall victim to mammogram-induced breast cancer.
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Using breast cancer data from The National Cancer Institute and The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, researchers calculated a 50-year-old woman’s likelihood of developing breast cancer in the next 10 years, the odds the cancer would be detected by mammography, and her risk of dying from the cancer over 20 years.
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They found that a mammogram has, at best, only a 13 percent probability of saving her life, and that the probability may actually be as low as 3 percent. No matter what analyses they used, including considering women of different ages, the probability of a mammogram saving a life remained below 25 percent.
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3. Cold and Flu
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Think it’s wise to go to a conventional physician for these? Think again. Thanks to routine over-prescription of antibiotics, and the prescription of inappropriate antibiotics, you’re likely to walk away after being told to take a drug you don’t actually need.
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Antibiotics do NOT work against viruses, hence they are useless against colds and flu’s. Unfortunately antibiotics are vastly over-prescribed for this purpose. If you have a cold or flu, remember that unless you have a serious secondary bacterial pneumonia, an antibiotic will likely do far more harm than good, because whenever you use an antibiotic, you’re increasing your susceptibility to developing infections with resistance to that antibiotic — and you can become the carrier of this resistant bug, and can spread it to others.
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The first thing you want to do when you feel yourself coming down with a cold or flu is to avoid ALL sugars, artificial sweeteners, and processed foods. Sugar is particularly damaging to your immune system — which needs to be ramped up, not suppressed, in order to combat an emerging infection. This includes fructose from fruit juice, and all types of grains (as they break down into sugar (glucose) in your body).
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4. Cholesterol
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Many doctors are unaware that a high-fat diet is NOT the cause of heart disease. They are fooled into believing that total cholesterol is an accurate predictor of heart disease. If you visit your physician and you have high cholesterol, you’re likely to be told two things:
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Take a statin cholesterol-lowering drug and
Don’t eat saturated fat.
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While statin drugs do lower cholesterol very effectively, cholesterol is not the culprit in heart disease. Plus a report by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology claims that no study has ever proven that statins improve all-cause mortality3 — in other words, they don’t prolong your life any longer than if you’d not taken them at all. And rather than improving your life, they actually contribute to a deterioration in the quality of your life, destroying muscles and endangering liver, kidney and even heart function. The best ways to optimize your cholesterol levels and your heart health have to do with lifestyle measures, including eating healthy minimally processed fats and avoid highly processed vegetable fats and oils that are loaded with toxic omega-6 fats.
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5. Depression
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Once again, you’re more likely to leave the doctor’s office with a prescription for a drug that could be more dangerous than the problem itself. Every year, 230 million prescriptions for antidepressants are filled, making them one of the most prescribed drugs in the United States. The psychiatric industry itself is a $330 billion industry—not bad for an enterprise that offers little in the way of cures.
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Despite all of these prescriptions, more than one in 20 Americans are depressed.4 Of those depressed Americans, 80 percent say they have some level of functional impairment, and 27 percent say their condition makes it extremely difficult to do everyday tasks like work, activities of daily living, and getting along with others.
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The use of antidepressant drugs—medicine’s answer for depression—doubled in just one decade, from 13.3 million in 1996 to 27 million in 2005.
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6. High Blood Pressure
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The definition of what constitutes high blood pressure expanded greatly in 2003, so that drug companies could sell drugs loaded with side effects to 45 million extra people. Because the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation and Treatment of High Blood Pressure (rife with drug industry conflicts of interest) decided that what were in actuality relatively low blood pressure readings were a risk for heart disease, millions more over the years, were suddenly labeled abnormal, and in need of “treatment” for a condition that didn’t exist in medical literature until that panel met.
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Uncontrolled high blood pressure is a very serious health concern that can lead to heart disease and increase your risk of having a stroke. The good news though is that following a healthy nutrition plan, along with exercising and implementing effective stress reduction techniques will normalize blood pressure in most people.
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7. PSA Tests for Prostate Cancer
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See my Prostate Cancer post or go to the site above for complete article…
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8. Inappropriate and Unwise Dietary Advice
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Most doctors are clueless about what constitutes a healthy diet. As such, they will recommend health catastrophes like artificial sweeteners, vegetable oils in lieu of butter, and fat-free pasteurized dairy products. Most will also neglect to tell you about the foods you could be eating more of to optimize your health, like fermented vegetables, raw dairy products, healthy fats (like saturated and animal-based omega-3s), grass-fed beef and more.
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In addition, most are ignorant about the importance of how to cook your food – most foods are best consumed when raw or only lightly cooked, and this includes animal proteins like eggs and meat.
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9. Prescription Drugs Might Kill You and They Don’t Address the Cause of the Problem
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A drug prescription is usually a Band-Aid that gets nowhere near the root cause of illness. And many drugs are dangerous. Last year an analysis of data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control CDC) revealed that deaths from properly prescribed drugs now outnumber traffic fatalities in the United States! And when you add in deaths attributable to other medical care modalities, like hospital admissions and surgery, the modern medical system becomes the leading cause of death and injury in the United States.
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10. Your Doctor Might Not Even Tell You the Truth
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A U.S. telephone survey found that 79 percent of Americans trust their doctor.6 But a recent survey of 1,900 physicians revealed that some are not always open or honest with their patients The results were less than impressive, to put it mildly:
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* One-third of physicians did not completely agree with disclosing serious medical errors to patients
* One-fifth did not completely agree that physicians should never tell a patient something untrue
* Amazingly 40% believed that they should hide their financial relationships with drug and device companies to patients
* Ten percent said they had told patients something untrue in the previous year
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When making health care decisions, you should certainly get your physicians’ advice — that’s what you’re paying them for, after all.
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* Please read the entire post and search his numerous topics on his site to be better informed of the “TRUTHS” he has researched for all of you…. *
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REFERENCES:
1 ~ Lancet. 2004 Nov 6-12;364(9446):1678-83. PMID: 15530628
2 ~ Archives of Internal Medicine October 24, 2011
3 ~ How Statins Really Work Explains Why They Don’t Really Work March 11, 2011
4 ~ NCHS Data Brief, No. 7, September 2008
5 ~ New England Journal of Medicine November 25, 2010
6 ~ Rasmussen Reports August 24, 2010

June 25, 2012

How Sugar Affects Triglycerides

Posted in LIFESTYLE CHANGES tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 5:51 pm by PCOSLady

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

March 28, 2012

Lupus: Mimics PCOS, MS

Posted in LUPUS tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 11:31 pm by PCOSLady

PCOS Lady: The Revolution TV show touched on Lupus today… Toni Braxton was diagnosed with Lupus in 1988… Lupus is extremely hard to diagnose… Took four years for her…
~ Important: Symptoms List, keep one!
~ Lupus mimics PCOS, MS and more…
~ The Women’s Health.gov is an excellent site for info!
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Lupus
By Mayo Clinic staff
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Lupus is a chronic inflammatory disease that occurs when your body’s immune system attacks your own tissues and organs. Inflammation caused by lupus can affect many different body systems — including your joints, skin, kidneys, blood cells, brain, heart and lungs.
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Lupus can be difficult to diagnose because its signs and symptoms often mimic those of other ailments. The most distinctive sign of lupus — a facial rash that resembles the wings of a butterfly unfolding across both cheeks — occurs in many but not all cases of lupus.
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The most common signs and symptoms include:
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~ Fatigue and fever
~ Joint pain, stiffness and swelling
~ *Butterfly-shaped rash on the face that covers the cheeks and bridge of the nose
~ Skin lesions that appear or worsen with sun exposure
~ Fingers and toes that turn white or blue when exposed to cold or during stressful periods (Raynaud’s phenomenon)
~ Shortness of breath
~ Chest pain
~ Dry eyes
~ Headaches, confusion, memory loss
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When to see a doctor
See your doctor if you develop an unexplained rash, ongoing fever, persistent aching or fatigue.
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Sites
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Read entire article at site
http://www.mayoclinic.com/print/lupus/DS00115/DSECTION=all&METHOD=print
~ Mayo Clinic staff…. Lupus extensive information…
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http://www.womenshealth.gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/lupus.cfm
~ * WomensHealth.gov… Excellent info, symptoms and check list on Lupus….
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http://lupus.us.com/lupus-symptoms.html
~ Lupus.US.com… * Extensive symptoms list, * chart and more information…
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http://www.wellsphere.com/healthy-cooking-article/hormones-amp-pcos/725872
~ Hormones & PCOS … A few months back, I posted for everyone to pray for a friend of mine that might have been diagnosed with Lupus or MS… and in the end she didn’t have either condition – she has severe PCOS. ~
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http://www.lupus.org/webmodules/webarticlesnet/templates/new_empty.aspx?articleid=1302&zoneid=76
~ Lupus Foundation of America… Criteria and interesting information…
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http://www.rheumatoidarthritissupport.com/article/what-do-you-know-about-lupus-disease
~ Rheumatoid Arthritis Support …
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Google:
Lupus and PCOS
lupus symptoms
early lupus symptoms
lupus pictures
lupus rash
first symptoms lupus
causes of lupus
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March 27, 2012

Hypopituitarism Pituitary Insufficiency

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

Hypopituitarism Pituitary Insufficiency
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Pituitary insufficiency post is important since many people are having radiation, brain surgery, etc… today… You may not be told of the long after effects that can occur in you!
~ … My close friend had a deadly cancer removed from his sinus cavity (under eye) a few years ago… The fatigue and pituitary symptoms started two years ago… The symptoms are now progressing real quick! He was up 24/7 now he just wants or has to sleep like 24/7…
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Hypopituitarism
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Pituitary Insufficiency
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Hypopituitarism is a condition in which the pituitary gland does not produce normal amounts of some or all of its hormones.
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Causes, incidence, and risk factors
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The pituitary gland is a small structure that is located just below the brain. It is attached by a stalk to the hypothalamus, the area of the brain that controls its function.
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The hormones released by the pituitary gland (and their functions) are:
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~ Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) — stimulates the adrenal gland to release cortisol; cortisol helps to maintain blood pressure and blood sugar
~ Antidiuretic hormone (ADH) — controls water loss by the kidneys
~ Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) — controls sexual function and fertility in males and females
~ Growth hormone (GH) — stimulates growth of tissues and bone
~ Luteinizing hormone (LH) — controls sexual function and fertility in males and females
~ Oxytocin — stimulates the uterus to contract during labor and the breasts to release milk
~ Prolactin — stimulates female breast development and milk production
~ Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) — stimulates the thyroid gland to release hormones that affect the body’s metabolism
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In hypopituitarism, there is a lack of one or more pituitary hormones. Lack of the hormone leads to loss of function in the gland or organ that it controls. For example, no TSH leads to loss of function in the thyroid gland.
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Hypopituitarism may be caused by:
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~ Brain surgery
~ Brain tumor
~ Head trauma
~ Infections of the brain and the tissues that support the brain
~ Radiation
~ Stroke
~ Subarachnoid hemorrhage (from a burst aneurysm)
~ Tumors of the pituitary gland or hypothalamus
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Occasionally, hypopituitarism is due to uncommon immune system or metabolic diseases, such as:
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~ Hemochromatosis
~ Histiocytosis X
~ Lymphocytic hypophysitis
~ Sarcoidosis
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Hypopituitarism is also a rare complication after pregnancy, a condition called Sheehan’s syndrome.
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Symptoms
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~ Abdominal pain
~ Decreased appetite
~ Decreased sexual interest (in men)
~ Failure to release milk (in women)
~ Fatigue
~ Headache
~ Infertility (in women)
~ Lack of sex drive (in women)
~ Loss of armpit or pubic hair
~ Loss of body or facial hair (in men)
~ Low blood pressure
~ Sensitivity to cold
~ Short height (less than 5 feet) if onset is during a growth period
~ Slowed growth and sexual development (in children)
~ Stopping of menstrual periods (in women)
~ Vision problems
~ Weakness
~ Weight loss
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Note: Symptoms may develop slowly and may vary greatly, depending upon:

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~ The number of hormones that are missing and the organs they affect
~ The severity of the disorder
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Other symptoms that may occur with this disease:
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~ Face swelling
~ Hair loss
~ Hoarseness or changing voice
~ Joint stiffness
~ Weight gain (unintentional)
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Signs and tests
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To diagnose hypopituitarism, there must be low hormone levels due to a problem with the pituitary gland. The diagnosis must also rule out diseases of the organ that is affected by this hormone.
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Tests include:
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~ Brain CT scan
~ Pituitary MRI
~ Serum ACTH
~ Serum cortisol
~ Serum estradiol (estrogen)
~ Serum follicle stimulating hormone (FSH)
~ Serum insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1)
~ Serum luteinizing hormone (LH)
~ Serum testosterone level
~ Serum thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH)
~ Thyroid hormone (T4)
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Levels of a pituitary hormone may be high in the bloodstream if you have a pituitary tumor that is producing too much of that hormone. The tumor may crush other cells of the pituitary, leading to low levels of other hormones.
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Source
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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001383/
~ A.D.A.M. Medical Encyclopedia
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Google:
hypopituitarism
pituitary insufficiency
brain mass causing pcos

March 16, 2012

Magnesium (the good and deficiencies)

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

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

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

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