Month: October 2006

Bringing-home-the-bacon

Bringing Home The Bacon

A study found in the Journal of Institute the National Cancer suggests that we should think twice before bringing home the bacon. After reviewing 15 articles spanning 40 years they found that eating more processed meats, such as sausage, bacon, or smoked ham, increased a person’s risk of developing stomach cancer by up to 38% …

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Progestin Not the Real Thing

Synthetic progesterones such as Provera also know as progestins have been used for over 35 years to treat menopause. Over the last 5 years, there has been mounting evidence showing that synthetic progesterones have numerous adverse effects on women. Progestins can cause thrombophlebitis, pulmonary embolism, fluid retention, depression, bloating, headaches, fatigue, and weight gain. Well, …

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John Stossel

What do Carly Simons, John Stossel, Winston Churchill and Tiger Woods have in common. They all stuttered. Stuttering comes on usually during childhood and may persist into adulthood. The exact cause of stuttering remains to be determined, however, ecent studies suggest that genetic factors play a role in the disorder. I have found in treating …

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Alternative Cancer Therapies: Part II

When patients are told that they need chemotherapy to combat their cancer rarely does the oncologist inform the patients of other options such as the use of anti-oxidants in conjunction with chemotherapy. In fact, some oncologist will insist that their patient not take anti-oxidants as they feel it will lessen the effectiveness of the chemotherapy. …

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Alternative Cancer Therapies: Part I

When cancer patients come to me seeking alternative therapy I let them know that it does not have to be all or nothing. In other words, they don’t have to decide between chemotherapy and/or radiation, and alternative approaches. There are alternative therapies where the two can be combined. One such therapy is insulin potentiation therapy …

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Mouth-to-Beak Resuscitation

With the threat of avian influenza on many people’s mind I thought it would helpful to summarize what precautions can be taken to avoid contact with this virus. Avian influenza is spread through feces and secretions of infected birds. Human cases in Asia have been associated with the consumption of raw duck blood, “mouth-to-beak” resuscitation …

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Triggers

I was around 8 years old when I first saw someone faint. It left a lasting impression on me as I can clearly picture it as if it had happened yesterday. It happened in our camper with myself and my 4 other siblings seated at the table watching as Mom and Dad prepared lunch. Dad …

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Mistakes

As kids when we did something wrong and were confronted with it our first reaction was to deny it. It definitely did not do any good as our parents or the authority figure over us knew better and by denying it, it only made things worse. As an adult I don’t think much has changed. …

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I’m Walking Around Like A Zombie, On Pain Meds

Many people my age have fond memories of watching Bonanza on Sunday nights. Years ago when I heard that Michael Landon one of the stars on this western was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer I was surprised and saddened. Pancreatic cancer has a very poor prognosis when treated conventionally. But there are some very promising results …

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