March 18, 2013

Vitamin D Deficient

Posted in VITAMINS tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 11:12 pm by PCOSLady

PCOS Lady:
I just had my Vitamin D level tested… Good is 50-80 i am at 8.4 low… Not good! A sure indicator i have something eating at it in me… I am sure of “bad”parasites!
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My primary doctor’s office rep said most all of the patients checked are real low… They have no idea why she added…
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I copied the whole page…The author is from the UK…
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http://www.h-pylori-symptoms.com/why-do-people-become-vitamin-d-deficient/
Why Do People Become Vitamin-D Deficient?
On 01.26.13 • In Diet • by Dave Hompes
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There are actually two forms of vitamin D: vitamin D3 and vitamin D2.
Vitamin D3 is also called cholecalciferol. It is formed in the skin upon exposure to the sun.
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Vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol) comes from food and some types of nutritional supplements.
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Once vitamins D3 and D2 have been formed, they are transported in the blood to the liver where chemical transformation occurs to create a molecule called 25-Hydroxyvitamin-D.
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This chemical is important as it is the primary form of circulating vitamin D and is one that is most frequently measured in vitamin D Testing, which I’ll teach you about very soon.
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There is enormous concern over the occurrence of poor vitamin D status and some prominent researchers have identified vitamin D deficiency as pandemic…
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The consequences of vitamin D deficiency are also of great concern in healthcare. Vitamin D deficiency is associated with:
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~ Osteoporosis (as vitamin D is needed for proper calcium absorption from the gut)
~ Cancer
~ Autoimmune diseases such as type I diabetes and multiple sclerosis
~ Childhood immune-related illnesses and symptoms, including wheezing (which is extremely common!)
~ Poor ability to fight infection (including H pylori)
~ Mood and energy levels (especially S.A.D syndrome, where folk suffer with depression and low energy in the winter months)
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How Can You Become Deficient In Vitamin D?
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Well, there are two obvious reasons why we have such an epidemic of vitamin D deficiency:
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Lack of Sun Exposure
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In order for vitamin D3 to be formed in our skin, we must have exposure to UV radiation from the sun!
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Problem number One is that, at high latitudes, there is not enough sunshine during the year, full stop!
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Problem number Two is that even in places where there is enough sunshine, we spend too much time indoors (at work, etc).
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Problem number Three is that even when we do venture outside, we wear clothes and we don’t expose enough skin to the UV rays.
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Problem number Four is that even when we do get our kit off, we plaster ourselves with large amounts of toxic sunscreen that acts like a thick layer of clothing and prevents the sun’s rays getting through to our skin (largely due to the fact that we are told that the sun is “bad” for us and that exposure causes skin cancer).
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Vitamin D Deficiency is a Human Behaviour Problem (& One of Profit-Driven Scare-Mongering)
Of course, if you stay out in the midday sun having not had much exposure, you’re going to get burned!
But this is a human behavior problem, not the fault of the sun! The sun drives life on this planet. The notion that it is in some way ‘bad’ for us is ridiculous.
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It is “spin” that has been driven by profit-seeking companies who want to sell sunscreen. Incidentally, these companies often happen to be the very same ones who recommend drugs like antacids for heartburn, even though heartburn is most often caused by low stomach acid already.
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Lack of Vitamin D2 In Your Diet
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Oily fish (wild-caught, not farmed) are good sources of vitamin D2. Eggs can be good sources as long as they are organic. Beef liver is good for D2 as well.
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The list below is copied from Wikipedia:
Catfish, 85 g (3 oz) provides 425 IU (5 IU/g)
Salmon, cooked, 100 g (3.5 oz) provides 360 IU (3.6 IU/g)
Mackerel, cooked, 100 g (3.5 oz), 345 IU (3.45 IU/g)
Sardines, canned in oil, drained, 50 g (1.75 oz), 250 IU (5 IU/g)
Tuna, canned in oil, 100 g (3.5 oz), 235 IU (2.35 IU/g)
Eel, cooked, 100 g (3.5 oz), 200 IU (2.00 IU/g)
A whole egg provides 20 IU if egg weighs 60 g (0.33 IU/g)
Beef liver, cooked, 100 g (3.5 oz), provides 15 IU (0.15 IU/g)
Fish liver oils, such as cod liver oil, 1 Tbs. (15 ml) provides 1360 IU (90.6 IU/ml)
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The problem is that many of us simply don’t eat anywhere near enough of these foods to get enough vitamin D2 for our bodies to use.
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The issue can be complicated even further by the fact that so many people have problems with gut function.
Gluten intolerance, processed foods, chronic digestive infections such as H pylori, fungal overgrowth and parasites can all impact our ability to digest and absorb protein-rich and fatty foods.
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Low stomach acid levels (hypochloridia), low levels of pancreatic digestive enzymes and sluggish liver/gallbladder function can all prevent proper absorption of all the fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E, K, CoQ10).
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Summary
Vitamin D is such an important vitamin that we simply cannot afford to be deficient! Cancer, autoimmune illness, infections, inflammation, mood and energy levels can all result from lower than optimal levels of this vital nutrient.
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Lack of sun exposure is a massive problem, even in countries where the sun shines a lot (because most of us work indoors)
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Lack of dietary intake and poor digestive function also contribute to Vitamin D deficiency.
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As we’re having an “Indian Summer” here in the UK, I am going out to sunbathe!

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February 19, 2013

Inflammation

Posted in CANCER tagged , , , , , , , , , at 10:15 pm by PCOSLady

Inflammation
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http://coolinginflammation.blogspot.com/
~ Cooling Inflammation blog
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Inflammation is the foundation for cancer and degenerative/autoimmune diseases. Small changes in diet and exercise, e.g. omega-3 oils, vitamin D, low starch, plant antioxidants, and maintaining muscle mass, can dramatically alter predisposition to disease and aging, and minimize the negative impact of genetic risks. Based on my experience in biological research, I am trying to explain how the anti-inflammatory diet and lifestyle combat disease.

November 29, 2012

Melanoma Surgeries – 90% Unnecessary

Posted in CANCER, VITAMINS tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 7:01 pm by PCOSLady

PCOS Lady:
2nd opinions are important! Common sense here is too!
~ I know a man who made a paste of peroxide and baking soda, applied it 3x’s a day to his cancer moles… Took 2 weeks and they were gone!
~ Met a man who had a 4″ skin scar, nasty looking from having a mole removed by a skin doctor!
~ I prefer the peroxide paste!
~ Vitamin D plays a hefty part in us warding off medical problems and in healing!
….. Have your Vitamin D level checked at times through your life!
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http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/11/29/unnecessary-melanoma-surgeries.aspx?e_cid=20121129_DNL_US_art_1
~ Dr Mercola … 90 Percent of Melanoma Surgeries are Unnecessary, Study Finds
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November 29, 2012
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90 Percent of Melanoma Surgeries are Unnecessary, Study Finds
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Story at-a-glance
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A new report claims that 90 percent of melanoma surgeries are actually unnecessary removals of benign lesions, raising questions about the accuracy of the “melanoma epidemic.” The report highlights the necessity to get a second, and perhaps even a third opinion from a specialized clinic before going under the scalpel.
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The American Academy of Dermatology recently made the bizarre claim that “UV rays are not very efficient in creating vitamin D in the skin. However, no corroborating evidence has been produced to back up this provocative statement UVB exposure has a number of other health effects unrelated to vitamin D production, including enhancement of mood and energy, melatonin regulation, suppression of MS symptoms, and the treatment of skin diseases.
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Exposure to UVB light may also be protective against melanoma (the most lethal form of skin cancer), whereas UVA radiation is associated with skin damage
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By Dr. Mercola
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A new report in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology1 claims that 90 percent of melanoma patients may not only have had their skin lesions removed unnecessarily, but may also have actually increased their morbidity risk by doing so.
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The study looked at 300,215 melanoma excision cases that occurred over 10 years at participating clinics and dermatopathology units in 13 countries.
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As reported by The Tanning Blog:2
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“The purpose of the survey was to investigate the relationship between necessary excision of malignant melanoma and unnecessary removals of benign lesions. In non-specialized clinics the number of unnecessary removals was as much as 30 times higher than the necessary excisions. In specialized clinics, the ratio sank to less than 10 times.
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This means that in some dermatologists’ clinics, 90 out of 100 ‘melanoma-victims’ were misled to have a piece of their skin sliced away. When extrapolating the average figures in the survey to one million American victims, as many as 900,000 may have suffered needlessly.”
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The lead author of the report attributed the unnecessary excisions to an increased awareness of patients who see anti-sun promotions such as “melanoma awareness” campaigns and run into the clinics demanding treatment.
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Unfortunately, what this means is that while the melanoma epidemic appears to be real, based on surgical statistics, it actually paints a misleading picture since about 90 percent of “melanoma cases” are not real melanoma. The report highlights the necessity to get a second, and perhaps even a third opinion from a specialized clinic before going under the scalpel.
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UV Rays Not Effective in Creating Vitamin D, Dermatologists Say
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The issue of tanning can be confusing to say the least, as there’s no shortage of scare tactics employed. Information presented at American Academy of Dermatology’s Summer Academy Meeting.3
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Bruce A. Brod, MD, FAAD, clinical associate professor of dermatology in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia gave an overview of which is posted on the American Academy of Dermatology site, makes the following bizarre claim:
“The tanning industry… touts UVA as a good source of vitamin D. However, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a consent order prohibiting the Indoor Tanning Association from making false claims about the health benefits of indoor tanning, and dermatologists point out that UV rays are not very efficient in creating vitamin D in the skin.4
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In addition, the American Academy of Dermatology recommends that the public obtain vitamin D safely from a healthy diet that includes food naturally rich in vitamin D, foods and beverages fortified with vitamin D, and/or dietary supplements, rather than by sun exposure or indoor tanning, which can cause skin cancer. ” [Emphasis mine}
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Say what?!
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Who in their right mind would claim UV rays are ineffective at producing vitamin D in your skin? It is in fact the ONLY way to make your skin produce vitamin D! Oral supplementation does not make your skin produce it, and therefore may not provide identical health benefits as if it was produced by your own body in response to UV rays either from sunlight or a sun lamp. (On a side note, I’m not sure if the statement that UVA rays is touted as a good source of vitamin D by the tanning industry is a typo or not… It’s actually the UVB rays in tanning lamps — although they produce both, just like natural sunlight — that are responsible for vitamin D production in your skin.)
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This is such a shocking proclamation it deserves closer scrutiny, lest people start getting even more confused about the role of sun exposure for their health. Unfortunately, based on the references listed, the matter gets even more convoluted, because when you follow the reference for this claim, it leads to a Federal Trade Commission notice, dated January 26, 2010,5 detailing the charges against the Indoor Tanning Association for “making false health and safety claims about indoor tanning.”
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Reading through this FTC notice, there’s no further trail leading to any information about the direct claim that UV rays are inefficient at creating vitamin D in your skin… However, an FTC Consumer Alert brochure,6 the link to which can be found on the FTC notice, does state:
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“Myths and Reality — Here are some claims commonly made about indoor tanning – and the facts: ‘Indoor tanning is a safe way to increase vitamin D levels.’ Vitamin D has many roles in human health. For example, it is essential for promoting good bone health. While UVB radiation helps your body produce vitamin D, you don’t need a tan to get that benefit. In fact, 10 to 15 minutes of unprotected natural sun exposure on your face and hands 2 to 3 times a week during the summer gives you a healthy dose of vitamin D. You also can get vitamin D from food: good sources include low-fat milk, salmon, tuna, and fortified orange juice.”
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Is this the source for that preposterous claim? In reading through the page-and-a-half brochure, it’s the only statement that is relevant to the claim. In either case, the information published on the American Academy of Dermatology’s site is grossly misleading, as it either:
~ does not provide a proper source for the remarkable statement that UV rays are “not very efficient in creating vitamin D in your skin,” or is in direct contradiction to the cited source, which clearly admits that UVB radiation helps your body produce vitamin D (you just don’t need a tan to get the benefit)
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Exposing Hands and Face to Sun Twice a Week is Nowhere Near Enough
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It’s also important to note that exposing just your face and hands for 10-15 minutes, twice or three times a week (as recommended in the FTC Consumer Alert on tanning), is NOT going to provide you with sufficient vitamin D to achieve the benefits that thousands of studies have now shown to be the case. Not even close!
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First of all, it’s important to realize that when it comes to vitamin D, it’s your serum level that matters — not your dosage, whether you’re measuring dosage as time spent in the sun, or the oral dose of a vitamin D supplement. So the most important message is that you need to get whatever dosage is required to obtain a therapeutic level of vitamin D in your blood.
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vitamin d levels
The optimal vitamin D level has recently been raised to 50-70 ng/ml, and when treating cancer or heart disease, as high as 70-100 ng/ml.
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Carole Baggerly, the director and founder of an organization called GrassrootsHealth, which is primarily focused on creating awareness about the profound importance of vitamin D for optimal health, actually conducted tests to determine just how much sun exposure she needed in order to reach therapeutic levels of vitamin D.
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“Even in San Diego where I live, when they measured my [vitamin D] level it was 18 ng/ml. When we did a scientific test of what it’s going to take to get enough sun in San Diego… at my age – age is a factor in how much you absorb – we came to a test conclusion that it was going take 15 to 20 minutes a day in the prime time of UV, between 10 am and 2 pm, each and every day… with 40 percent of my body exposed,” she says.
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To learn more about vitamin D’s impact on your health, especially as a way to prevent internal cancers, including breast cancer, please listen to this previous interview with Carole Baggerly.
Download Interview Transcript
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Sun Exposure: Benefits Beyond D Production
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While discussions about the health benefits from sun exposure typically center around vitamin D, which your skin produces in response to UVB rays, UVB exposure actually has a number of other health effects unrelated to vitamin D production — whether it’s from the sun or a safe tanning bed.
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Carole Baggerly agrees that sun exposure is ideal not just for raising your vitamin D levels, but also because it may provide other health benefits that we simply don’t fully understand yet. It’s quite possible however, that lack of regular sun exposure is at the heart of many of our current health issues. New evidence presented in the April-June issue of Dermato Endocrinology7 confirms that exposure to the sun in appropriate and measured time frames has a number of health benefits unrelated to vitamin D production:
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“Solar ultraviolet (UV) radiation has been used since ancient times to treat various diseases. This has a scientific background in the fact that a large number of molecules (chrromophores) in different layers of the skin interacts with and absorbs UV,” the report states.
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Health benefits from sun exposure, besides vitamin D production, include:
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~ Enhancing mood and energy through the release of endorphins
~ Protecting against and suppressing symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS)
~ Treating skin diseases, such as acne, psoriasis, vitiligo, atopic dermatitis, and scleroderma. UV radiation also enhances skin barrier functions
~ Inducing nitric oxide (NO), which helps protect your skin against UV damage and offers cardiovascular protection, promotes wound healing through its antimicrobial effect, and has some anti-cancer activity
~ Melatonin regulation through the “third eye” of the pineal gland photoreceptors
~ Relieving fibromyalgia pain
~ Standard treatment for tuberculosis 100 years ago, long before the advent of antibiotics
~ Treating neonatal jaundice
~ Can be used to sterilize your armpits and eliminate the cause of most body odor.
~ Treating Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
~ Synchronizing important biorhythms through sunlight entering your eye and striking your retina
~ Regulating body temperature
~ Protecting against melanoma and decreasing mortality from it
~ May be effective in treating T Cell lymphoma
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Why I Advise Using the Sun or Safe Tanning Bed
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Another article written by Richard J. Wurtman,8 while over 40 years old, still contains loads of interesting information about the health benefits of sunlight. If you have any interest, I strongly recommend you download this classic, superbly written 11-page PDF from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. This article reveals the benefits of sun exposure and not merely swallowing a vitamin D tablet or capsule.
SITE: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/03/26/maximizing-vitamin-d-exposure.aspx
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I am beyond convinced that you are missing out big time if you strictly rely on vitamin D supplements, (or worse, fortified foods) rather than sunshine. If you are on the fence about this or don’t believe me, please read Dr. Wurtman’s classic article.
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Just as an example, he points out the role of sunlight on synchronizing the hormonal rhythms of your body. Melatonin, for example, which is synthesized by your pineal gland, is profoundly affected by light and dark, and proper exposure to bright sun during the day is important for maintaining your internal rhythm. Melatonin, as you may recall, is also a potent antioxidant with cancer-fighting properties.
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Sensible Sun Exposure May Be Protective Against Melanoma
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While you’re not likely to receive this information from dermatologists and cancer groups, there’s evidence showing that exposure to UVB light is actually protective against melanoma. For example, indoor workers actually have a higher risk of melanoma than outdoor workers, as documented in The Lancet,9 suggesting that chronic sun exposure can indeed have a protective effect.
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Another study in Medical Hypotheses10 suggested that indoor workers may have increased rates of melanoma because they’re exposed to sunlight through windows, and only UVA light, unlike UVB, can pass through window glass. (While UVB light gives you that tanned look and causes your skin to produce vitamin D, UVA rays are the ones associated with skin damage and skin cancer.)
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Since indoor workers, who get three to nine times less solar UV exposure than outdoor workers, are missing out on exposure to the beneficial UVB rays, they will have lower levels of vitamin D and therefore miss out on the “built-in” cancer protection offered by regular exposure to the sun, or a sun lamp.
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The study even noted that indoor UV actually breaks down vitamin D3 formed after outdoor UVB exposure, which would therefore make vitamin D3 deficiency and melanoma risk even worse. A number of associations between regular sun exposure and decreased melanoma risk can be found in the medical literature. For example, an Italian study published in the European Journal of Cancer in 2008,11 confirms and supports earlier studies showing improved survival rates in melanoma patients who were exposed to sunlight more frequently in the time before their melanoma was diagnosed.
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Sensible Sun Exposure: How to Maximize Benefits While Minimizing Risks
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While sun exposure is your best source for vitamin D, it’s important to understand that not all sun exposure will allow for vitamin D production, and perhaps this is another possible explanation for the utterly bizarre statement that UV rays are inefficient at producing vitamin D in your skin… However, makinghis kind of generalization amounts to nothing short of scientific ignorance.
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Here’s how it works:
Sunlight is composed of about 1500 wavelengths, but the only wavelength that makes your body produce vitamin D are UVB-rays, when they hit exposed skin. Now, the UVB-rays from the sun must pass through the atmosphere in significant concentration and intensity to cause your skin to make vitamin D.
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This obviously does not occur in the winter for most of us, but the sun’s rays are also impeded during a fair amount of the year for people living in temperate climates. In fact for about half the US more than half the year the UVB concentration is not sufficient to generate vitamin D, no matter how much skin is exposed at the height of the sun level.
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Due to the physics and wavelength of UVB rays, they will only penetrate the atmosphere when the sun is above an angle of about 50° from the horizon. When the sun is lower than 50°, the ozone layer reflects the UVB-rays but let through the longer UVA-rays.
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So how do you know if you have entered into the summer season and into the time of year, for your location, where enough UVB can actually penetrate the atmosphere to allow for vitamin D production in your skin?
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The first step is to determine the latitude and longitude of your location. You can easily do this on Google Earth, or if you are in the U.S. you can use the TravelMath Latitude Longitude Calculator to find your latitude and longitude. Once you have obtained that you can go to the U.S. Navy site to calculate a table to determine the times and days of the year that the sun is above 50 degrees from the horizon.
SITE: http://www.travelmath.com/cities/
SITE: http://aa.usno.navy.mil/data/docs/AltAz.php
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Translated to the date and time of some places on the globe, it means for example: In my hometown of Chicago, the UVB rays are not potentially present until March 25, and by September 16th it is not possible to produce any vitamin D from the sun in Chicago. Please understand it is still only theoretically possible to get UVB rays between those dates. If it happens to be cloudy or raining, the clouds will also block the UVB rays, preventing vitamin D production that particular day. For a more detailed understanding of this, please view the following video, and/or read through the corresponding article.
SITE: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/03/26/maximizing-vitamin-d-exposure.aspx
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Even Easier if You Have Apple System
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Alternatively, if you have an iPhone or iPad you can download a free app called D Minder, which will make all the calculations for you. It was made by an Apple developer who was motivated to simplify the process after he watched the video above.
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From a health perspective, it doesn’t make much sense to expose your skin to the sun when it is lower than 50 degrees above the horizon because you will not receive any valuable UVB rays, but you will expose yourself to the more dangerous and potentially deadly UVA rays. UVA’s have a longer wavelength than UVB and can more easily penetrate the ozone layer and other obstacles (like clouds and pollution) on their way from the sun to the earth. UVA is what radically increases your risk of skin cancer and photoaging of your skin. So while it can give you a tan, unless the companion UVB rays are available you’re likely doing more harm than good and should probably stay out of the sun to protect your skin.
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During the times of the year when UVB rays are not present where you live you have two options: either use a safe tanning bed or oral vitamin D3.
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SITES
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Tanning Truth
www.tanningtruth.com/
~ Tanning Truth … Visit the Smart Tan website. Visit the We Are Sunshine website. Notice: You do not need to become tan for your skin to make vitamin D. Exposure to ultraviolet …
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GOOGLE:
melanoma
melanoma surgeries
melatonin
vitamin D
vitamin D3
vitamin D3 tanning
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Work in progress….

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 12, 2012

Nutrients and Vitamins

Posted in MINERALS, VITAMINS tagged , , , , , , , , , , , at 8:31 pm by PCOSLady

NUTRIENTS and VITAMINS
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PCOS Lady:
Your doctor rarely ever checks your nutrients and vitamins… Did you know the blood is the last thing to check on you? Why? Because when something shows up in your blood your body is starting to die inside!!!! Your doctor should be checking your nutrients and vitamins as well! I suggest you have them all checked at some point to see where your levels are… A Basis… Then get them in line and reevaluate your symptoms a month later… I am going on 1st hand observation and ongoing research i read into…
~ Hair Mineral Analysis checks minerals and nutrients in you…
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* NOTE: The best way to get the nutrients and vitamins is to eat the foods that contain them! Otherwise your body disposes of most of the supplement pills, wasting your money…
~ Dr Oz did explain you can take half the pills (cut in half each pill) in the am and pm, which should help cut down on waste…
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* We know most doctors love to treat symptoms! Research your symptoms, know where they originate if you can… Do not become a “zombie” from being over medicated or misdiagnosed or misdiagnosed…
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SITES for VITAMINS
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http://www.the-vitamin-and-supplement-guide.com/vitaminlist.html
~ The Vitamin and Supplement Guide … Nice guide on list, functions…
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http://vitamind.mercola.com/?e_cid=20120620_DNL_HTL_vitaminD
~ Dr Mercola on Vitamin D articles…
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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/12/vitamin-d-foods-natural-sources_n_1958995.html?utm_campaign=101212&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Alert-healthy-living&utm_content=FullStory
~ Huffington Post … Natural sources for Vitamin D …
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SITES for MINERALS
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SITES for HAIR TESTING
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http://www.holisticnaturopath.com/services.htm
~ Dr Glenn Gero … Hair Mineral Analysis is $95.00 plus office visit…
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http://drlwilson.com/DO%20HAIR%20ANALYSIS.htm
~ Dr L. Wilson … His list of places approved by him by state…
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GOOGLE:
vitamin d deficiency symptoms
vitamin d deficiency fatigue
vitamin d deficiency signs
vitamin d deficiency causes
vitamin d deficiency treatment
vitamin d deficiency depression
vitamin d overdose
vitamin d levels
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recognize symptoms of vitamin d deficiency
what causes vitamin d deficiency
foods with vitamin d
vitamin b12 deficiency symptoms
vitamin d3
vitamin deficiency symptoms
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Yes, another “work in progress”…

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SITES
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http://vitamind.mercola.com/?e_cid=20120620_DNL_HTL_vitaminD
~ Dr Mercola on Vitamin D articles…

May 26, 2012

RSD

Posted in RSD tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , at 1:44 am by PCOSLady

PCOS Lady:
Many PCOS ladies are being dx’d with RSD too!
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RSD
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http://arthritis.about.com/od/rsd/a/rsd.htm
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RSD – What Is Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome?
Also known as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
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Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) is referred to by several other names:
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~ Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome – RSDS
~ Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
~ Shoulder-Hand Syndrome
~ Causalgia
~ Sudeck’s Atrophy
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The syndrome is as complicated as its nomenclature.
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What Causes RSD?
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According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), RSD is “a chronic pain condition that is believed to be the result of dysfunction in the central or peripheral nervous systems.”
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According to MedicineNet, RSD involves “irritation and abnormal excitation of nervous tissue, leading to abnormal impulses along nerves that affect blood vessels and skin.”
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Animal studies indicate that norepinephrine, a catecholamine released from sympathetic nerves, acquires the capacity to activate pain pathways after tissue or nerve injury, resulting in RSD.
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Another theory suggests RSD which follows an injury is caused by triggering an immune response and symptoms associated with inflammation (redness, warmth, swelling).
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RSD is not thought to have a single cause, but rather multiple causes producing similar symptoms.
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Celebrity Announces Battle With RSD
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American Idol judge and celebrity Paula Abdul announced that following a 25 year battle with chronic pain, precipitated by a cheerleading accident when she was 17 years old, she has been diagnosed with RSD.
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The media attention given to Abdul’s medical struggle has placed RSD on front pages and magazine covers. RSD is among the 100 types of arthritis and rheumatic diseases. It is estimated that between 500,000 and 750,000 people have RSD.
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http://arthritis.about.com/od/diseasesandconditions/Types_of_Arthritis_Rheumatic_Diseases_Related_Conditions.htm
~ 100 Types of Arthritis – Rheumatic Diseases
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What Are The Symptoms Of RSD?
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RSD usually affects one of the extremities (arms, legs, hands, or feet). The primary symptom of RSD is intense, continuous pain.
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According to NINDS, the list of symptoms includes:
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~ burning pain
~ increased skin sensitivity
~ skin temperature changes (warmer or cooler than opposing extremity)
~ skin color changes (blotchy, purple, pale, red)
~ skin texture changes (shiny, thin, sweaty)
~ changes in nail and hair growth patterns
~ stiffness and swelling in affected joints
~ decreased ability to move affected extremity
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Pain can spread to a wider area (i.e. from finger to entire arm) and can spread to the opposite extremity (i.e. from left arm to right arm). Emotional stress can cause symptoms to worsen.
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Some experts suggest there are three stages of RSD, during which progressive changes occur in the skin, muscles, joints, ligaments, and bones of the affected area. The progression has not been confirmed by clinical studies though.
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Stages of RSD
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Stage 1
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~ lasts 1 to 3 months
~ severe, burning pain
~ muscle spasm
~ joint stiffness
~ rapid hair growth
~ skin color and temperature changes
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Stage 2
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~ lasts from 3 to 6 months
~ pain which becomes more intense
~ swelling
~ decreased hair growth
~ nails which are cracked, brittle, grooved, spotty
~ softened bones
~ stiff joints
~ weak muscle tone
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Stage 3
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~ irreversible changes to skin and bone
~ pain is continuous
~ muscle atrophy
~ severe limited mobility
~ contractions of muscles and tendons (limbs may be twisted)
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What Triggers RSD?
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There can be numerous triggers for RSD including:

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~ injury or trauma
~ surgery
~ degenerative arthritis of the neck
~ shoulder problems
~ heart disease
~ stroke
~ diabetes
~ cancer
~ infection
~ brain diseases
~ thyroid disorders
~ carpal tunnel
~ shingles
~ certain medications
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In an estimated one-third of patients with RSD, there is no associated trigger.
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How Is RSD Diagnosed?
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A patient’s clinical history (signs and symptoms) are the major factor in diagnosing RSD. The diagnosis is made difficult because many of the symptoms overlap with other conditions.
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There is no specific blood test or other diagnostic test for RSD. X-rays can show thinning of bones (osteoporosis). Nuclear bone scans can show characteristic uptake patterns which help diagnose RSD.
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How Is RSD Treated?
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Treatment focuses on relieving painful symptoms associated with RSD. Treatment can include:
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~ physical therapy and exercise
~ psychotherapy to relieve stress, anxiety, and depression
~ sympathetic nerve blocks
~ surgery including sympathectomy (considered controversial)
~ spinal cord stimulation
~ intrathecal drug pumps
~ medications including:
.. ~ topical analgesics
.. ~ anti-seizure drugs
.. ~ antidepressants
.. ~ corticosteroids
.. ~ opioids
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Celebrity Announces Battle With RSD

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American Idol judge and celebrity Paula Abdul announced that following a 25 year battle with chronic pain, precipitated by a cheerleading accident when she was 17 years old, she has been diagnosed with RSD.
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The media attention given to Abdul’s medical struggle has placed RSD on front pages and magazine covers. RSD is among the 100 types of arthritis and rheumatic diseases. It is estimated that between 500,000 and 750,000 people have RSD.
~ MedicineNet; My Secret Battle (Paula Abdul), PEOPLE
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PCOS Lady:
Many RSD sufferers do not agree with Paula’s ice packs or her ways of treatments… Point: Treatments vary in each person… 1st hand experiences from forums and groups is best i feel…
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Is Enbrel Commonly Used To Treat RSD?
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Enbrel is among the TNF blockers used to treat rheumatoid arthritis. When asked if it is used to also treat RSD, rheumatologist Scott Zashin M.D. commented, “Enbrel is not FDA approved to treat RSD. Studies have shown some benefit in treating nerve inflammation. Since RSD is felt to have a neurological component, it might be beneficial and worth a try. This condition may sometimes be difficult to treat with standard therapies.”
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FORUMS
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http://www.mdjunction.com/forums/holistic-alternative-support-forums/general-questions-and-support/3617977-the-journey-begins
~ MD Junction Forum … RSD etc… is discussed…
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SITES
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http://www.doctoryourself.com/pain.html
~ Doctor Yourself… L-Phenylalanine, the D & vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) are two alternatives to pharmaceutical drugs like morphine, heroine, chemo!
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GOOGLE:

rsd
rsd pcos
rsd pcos reiki
sympathetic dystrophy syndrome
reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome
regional pain syndrome
peripheral nervous systems
pain pathways
vitamin C pain
L-Phenylalanine vitamin D vitamin C

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