Thursday, June 23, 2016



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What is it? 
Scalp hypothermia is cooling the scalp with ice packs or cold caps for a period of time before, during, and after each chemotherapy (chemo) treatment.
How might it work?
The theory behind scalp hypothermia is that the cooling tightens up or constricts blood vessels in the scalp. This constriction is thought to reduce the amount of chemo that reaches the cells of the hair follicles. The cold also decreases the activity of the hair follicles and makes them less attractive to chemo, which targets rapidly dividing cells. This could reduce the effect of chemo on the follicle cells and, as a result, prevent or reduce hair loss from the scalp.
What does the research show?
Controlled studies of scalp hypothermia have produced conflicting results. Many of the best outcomes from scalp cooling have come from studies in the Netherlands. It’s possible that cooling methods used there (cap type, temperature, duration, and other factors) may vary somewhat from those used in the United States.
Some studies found have benefits, but many patients using scalp hypothermia still had some hair loss. Success of scalp hypothermia may be related to the types of chemo used, the chemo dosage, and how well the person tolerates the coldness.
At least one researcher that related scalp temperature to reduction in blood flow during cooling suggested that people with a thicker hair layer were more likely to lose hair than those with a thinner layer of hair. This appeared to be because the scalp didn’t cool down enough due to the insulating effect of the hair. The same researcher showed that colder scalp temperatures correlated with much lower blood flow to that area.
Cooling caps that didn’t fit well were also linked with more hair loss, often in patches where contact with the scalp was poor. (A thicker layer of hair also reduces scalp contact.) People who had more success with cool caps had very good contact between the cool cap and the scalp.
Recently, the FDA has cleared the DigniCap® system manufactured by the Swedish company Dignitana, Inc., for marketing. This two-piece cooling cap system is controlled by a computer which helps circulate a cooled liquid through a cap that a woman wears during chemotherapy treatment. A second cap made from neoprene covers the cooling cap to hold it in place and keep the cold from escaping.
The FDA based its decision on a clinical trial of 122 women with stage I or stage II breast cancer who were undergoing chemotherapy. More than 2/3 of the women who used DigniCap reported losing less than half their hair. The most common side effects were headaches, neck and shoulder discomfort, chills, and pain.
There are also unanswered questions about the safety of scalp hypothermia. Some doctors are concerned that the cold could keep chemo from reaching any stray cancer cells lurking in the scalp. Some believe that the scalp cooling might protect cancer cells there and allow them to survive the chemo and keep growing. But, in people who have used scalp hypothermia, reports of cancer in the scalp have been rare. More studies are needed to answer questions about long-term safety. Scalp hypothermia devices can be rented or purchased online, and some cancer treatment facilities in the US allow patients to use them.
What should I do?
The potential discomfort, benefits, and risks should be carefully weighed when considering scalp hypothermia. Discuss the pros and cons of this option with your cancer treatment doctor. If this is an option for you, you might want to ask if the treatment center has experience in using cold caps and how successful they have been.
To learn more
We have a lot more information that you might find helpful. Explore www.cancer.org or call our National Cancer Information Center toll-free number, 1-800-227-2345. We’re here to help you any time, day or night.
References
Komen MM, Smorenburg CH, van den Hurk CJ, Nortier JW. Factors influencing the effectiveness of scalp cooling in the prevention of chemotherapy-induced alopecia. Oncologist. 2013;18(7):885-891.
Janssen FE, Van Leeuwen GM, Van Steenhoven AA. Modelling of temperature and perfusion during scalp cooling.Phys Med Biol. 2005 Sep 7;50(17):4065-407373.
Lemieux J, Desbiens C, Hogue JC. Breast cancer scalp metastasis as first metastatic site after scalp cooling: two cases of occurrence after 7- and 9-year follow-up. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2011;128(2):563-566.
Shin H, Jo SJ, Kim DH, Kwon O, Myung SK. Efficacy of interventions for prevention of chemotherapy-induced alopecia: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Int J Cancer. 2014 Aug 1.
van de Sande MA, van den Hurk CJ, Breed WP, Nortier JW. [Allow scalp cooling during adjuvant chemotherapy in patients with breast cancer; scalp metastases rarely occur]. Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd. 2010;154:A2134.
van den Hurk CJ, van den Akker-van Marle ME, Breed WP, et al. Impact of scalp cooling on chemotherapy-induced alopecia, wig use and hair growth of patients with cancer. Eur J Oncol Nurs.   2013;17(5):536-540.

Last Medical Review: 12/02/2014
Last Revised: 12/15/2015

'Cold Cap' May Help Patients Undergoing Chemo Keep Their Hair

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Using Turmeric Root, An Immune Boosting Natural Anti-Inflammatory

Using Turmeric Root, An Immune Boosting Natural Anti-Inflammatory

A must see video about some of the effects of Turmeric Root ( Curcumin ) including Alsheimer's disease.







Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Five Plants That Will Save You from Deadly Airborne Chemicals

From Real Farmacy.com


Five Plants That Will Save You from Deadly Airborne Chemicals

by ARIANA MARISOL
Everyone knows that growing plants inside your home can bring beauty, vitality, and life into any living space. Did you know that growing certain plants in your home can also have wonderful health benefits? Everyday household objects can release harmful gases into the air that we breath. These pollutants can have a serious effect on our health. Plants are able to breathe in bad air and turn dangerous toxins into harmless substances. 
Poor air quality from pollution, odors, molds, and chemicals can impact your breathing which can have a variety of negative effects on your health. These five plants have purifying benefits that help promote relaxation, which can lead to healthier sleeping patterns and all around better days. 
A healthy home has approximately 1 houseplant per 100 square feet. It is a good idea to have more plants per square feet if you live with multiple people or pets. 
1. Aloe Vera
8463896997_566a475485_zAloe vera is well known for soothing inflammation, scars, and burned skin. It is also among the most powerful plant air purifiers in the world. While Aloe vera helps clear chemicals like formaldehyde and benzene from the air, it also lowers carbon dioxide levels at night. This rare ability to absorb CO2 levels in the dark makes Aloe a wonderful bedroom companion that can help you get a more refreshing sleep.

Aloe vera is very easy to care for, needing minimum water and attention. The Egyptians called it the ‘plant of immortality’ because it is so resilient. It is important to keep it in direct sunlight.

2. Snake Plant (Mother-in-Law’s Tongue)
14492223263_60b3d79bbb_zNASA conducted a study about houseplants and air purification. The study shows that the snake plant can reduce respiratory symptoms, eye irritation, and headaches, while also reducing the need for ventilation.

During the study, NASA sealed a snake plant in a chamber with various noxious gases for 24 hours and found that it reduced the amount of Benzene in the air by 53% and the amount of Trichloroethylene in the air by 13.4%.

Snake plant is also a great bedroom companion because it can provide a significant amount of oxygen to indoor environments at night.

Snake plant can be neglected for periods of time because it is a sturdy plant. It will thrive in the sun or shade, but should not be kept in an environment below 50 degrees Fahrenheit.

3. Areca Palm
5530299739_a164607a33_oThe Areca palm is a very popular office and household dweller. It’s popularity grew when it scored very high in all categories when NASA tested 50 plants for their ability to filter the air around us, ease of care, and the ability to add moisture to the surrounding atmosphere. It can purify benzene, formaldehyde, and trichloroethylene from the air. It is also a very effective air humidifier.

Areca palms prefer bright sunlight but too much light can scorch the leaves. It is important to not overwater these plants and they do best in moderate temperatures.

4. English Ivy
9387915154_095fbd4eba_zA NASA study concluded that English Ivy is the number one best air purifying houseplant because it is the most efficient plant to absorb formaldehyde. Its leaves can improve symptoms of allergies and asthma. The American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology reported that, in a 2005 experiment, English Ivy removed 94% of airborne feces and 78% of airborne mold in as little as 12 hours.

English Ivy is easy to grow and survives in moderate temperatures with medium sun exposure. The vine looks great in a hanging basket or on a ledge where the leaves can trail down.

This plant can be toxic is ingested by kids or pets so make sure to keep it out of their reach.

5. Chrysanthemum
This colorful plant can brighten any room or office. Its blossoms can also filter out benzene, which is commonly found in glue, paint, plastics, and detergent.

16788887066_3631e96202_zThe name “Chrysanthemum” is derived from the Greek words “gold” and “flower”. The flower also has many medicinal benefits. It can be used to treat chest pain, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, fever, cold, headache, dizziness, and swelling. When combined with other herbs, it can also be used to treat prostate cancer. Chrysanthemum tea is a very popular summertime beverage in areas of southern China.

Chrysanthemums need bright sunlight to flourish indoors. It is important to find an area that gets sun even in the winter. Water the plant often, keeping the soil damp at all times.

Ariana Marisol is a contributing staff writer for REALfarmacy.com. She is an avid nature enthusiast, gardener, photographer, writer, hiker, dreamer, and lover of all things sustainable, wild, and free. Ariana strives to bring people closer to their true source, Mother Nature. She is currently finishing her last year at The Evergreen State College getting her undergraduate degree in Sustainable Design and Environmental Science. Follow her adventures on Instagram.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

What is a Hymen


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Sunday, December 20, 2015

Natural Cancer Treatments

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Sunday, December 13, 2015

Progress in the World Radio Show - 12 Things You Need to Know About Lyme Disease and How It Can Be Used Against You



                  THE LYNE DISEASE CONTROVERSY

                    OUTLINE FOR RADIO SHOW - 12/13/15

MEDICAL DEFINITION OF LYME DISEASE  - EXISTENCE OF LYME DISEASE

THE STATE OF THE SCIENCE

DENIAL OF THE EXISTENCE OF LYME DISEASE / AFFIRMATION

ORGANIZATIONS  - ILADS - IDSA WHO THEY ARE/ WHAT YTHEY DO

WHEN PT'S WITH LYME DISEASE ARE NOT TREATED  -
                                               CHILDREN

                                                YOUNG ADULTS

                                                ADULTS

                                               ELDERLY


CONSEQUENCES TO PATIENTS  -TREATMENT AS A PSYCHIATRIC ILLNESS

PHYSICAL/NEUROLOGICAL SX'S OF LYME DISEASE

YOUNG PATIENTS - SCHOOL FUNCTIONING - PEERS

KEY MEDICAL PERSONALITIES - SHAPIRO -OTHERS - POS./NEG

YALE NEW HAVEN - LYME DENIAL

WHEN LYME DENIAL IS USED IN A CUSTODY DISPUTE - APPEARANCE OF
TOXIC DIAGNOSES - MUNCHAUSEN BY PROXY - MALING



COURTS - CUSTODY & LYME DISEASE

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Monday, December 7, 2015

Everything You Wanted to Know About the Pineal Gland

Everything You Wanted to Know about the Pineal Gland

by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFMPublished on , Last Updated on June 3, 2015
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The famous philosopher Descartes described the pineal gland as the “principal seat of the soul.” You’ve probably heard of this gland being the “third eye,” a mystical chakra point residing right in the middle of your eyebrows. It turns out these ideas aren’t too far off. The small, rice-sized, pinecone-shaped endocrine organ known as the pineal gland sits alone in the middle of the brain and at the same level as the eyes.

What Does the Pineal Gland Do?

How you think and feel every day depends on the pineal gland. As the producer of the hormone melatonin, the quality and duration of your sleep relies on how well it produces this hormone. This tiny organ regulates your daily and seasonal circadian rhythms, the sleep-wake patterns that determine your hormone levels, stress levels, and physical performance.

4 Ways to Activate the Pineal Gland

Activating your pineal gland may be helpful for regulating mood, sleep, and energy levels. Here are 4 ways to get started.

1. Get Out and Into the Sun

Sun exposure kick starts the pineal gland and stimulates the mind. Any type of light exposure, either directly or indirectly, activates the pineal gland, prompting it to produce serotonin; the neurotransmitter responsible for mood and energy levels. This is why it’s crucial to avoid light after the sun goes down, because you need your pineal gland to produce melatonin and suppress serotonin. This process can only be accomplished by reducing light from electronics and lightbulbs as much as possible.

2. Sleep in Complete Darkness

A dark environment ensures your pineal gland produces enough melatonin to ensure good, restful sleep. Make sure you avoid backlit devices like phones, tablets, computer monitors, or TV right before bed. The lighting of these devices stimulates serotonin production, tricking your pineal gland into thinking it’s daytime, confusing your wake/sleep cycle.

3. Sun Gazing

Sun gazing is perhaps one of the most controversial exercises you can do to activate the pineal gland. Here’s the basics of the practice: within the first 15 minutes of sunlight at the beginning of the day and then the final 15 minutes of sunlight at the end of the day, you gaze into the sun for a couple of seconds, but only a couple of seconds. Again, sun gazing has its risks. Simply getting out in the sun and having your eyes exposed to light indirectly can help stimulate the pineal gland without having to stare directly.

4. Meditation

The pineal gland responds to the bioelectric signals of light and dark, and meditationactivates this bioelectric energy. With practice, you can learn to direct this energy to this highly-sensitive organ.

Modern Problems with the Pineal Gland

Calcification is the biggest problem for the pineal gland. Fluoride accumulates in the pineal gland more than any other organ and leads to the formation of phosphate crystals. As your pineal gland hardens due to the crystal production, less melatonin is produced and regulation of your wake-sleep cycle gets disturbed. [1]
Research also reports fluoride hardening accelerates sexual development in children, particularly in girls. [2] And this is a serious problem as a study from 30 years ago reported 40% of American children under 17 were found to have pineal calcification in process. Since then, we’ve see children, especially girls, experience the early onset of puberty. [3]
In addition to fluoride, halides like chlorine and bromine also accumulate and damage the pineal gland. Calcium supplements can also cause problems. Without enough vitamin D–64% of Americans are vitamin D deficient–calcium does not become bioavailable and calcifies human tissue, including the pineal gland. [4]
Eliminating fluoride may be the best first step for reducing health concerns. Use fluoride-free toothpaste, avoid tap water, and drink filtered water. For the best filtered water, use a reverse osmosis water filter. Eat calcium-rich foods rather than taking calcium supplements if you can get plenty of vitamin D.

5 Ways to Decalcify Your Pineal Gland

If you’ve been exposed to fluoride, your pineal gland has some degree of calcification preventing it from working well. Here are a few ways you can decalcify:

1. Tamarind Fruit

The fruit from the African tamarind tree is extremely effective at removing fluoride from the body. One study found children given tamarind excreted significantly more fluoride in their urine compared to the control group and may halt or even reverse the effects of skeletal fluorosis. [5] [6]

2. Borax

Mix one teaspoon of borax (or boron) in a liter of water and take it in small quantities over the course of a day or two. Consult your doctor before using this method.

3. Zeolites

These volcanically-produced crystals have recently been discovered as a powerful way to detoxify your body. They break down hardened calcium that forms around toxic metals in tissue and removes these heavy metals from the body.

4. Cleanses

Regular cleansing enables the body to naturally remove toxins and heavy metals from the body, including fluoride.

5. Iodine

Halides like fluoride, chlorine, and bromine accumulate in your tissue if you’re iodine deficient, which is an increasing problem around the world. If you’ve cut back on salt and don’t eat a lot of seafood, there’s a good chance you may be deficient. Symptoms ofiodine deficiency include chronic fatigue, thyroid disease, feeling cold or a low body temperature, and hormone imbalance. To get more iodine, eat foods rich in iodine, [link to article on sources of iodine] or take a colloidal iodine supplement for the best result.

References:

  1. Schmid H.A. Decreased Melatonin Biosynthesis, Calcium Flux, Pineal Gland Calcification and Aging: A Hypothetical Framework. Gerontology 1993;39:189 199.
  2. Jennifer Anne Luke. The Effect of Fluoride on the Physiology of the Pineal Gland.Excerpts from pages: 1-9; 51-53; 167-177. 1997.
  3. Zimmerman RA, Bilaniuk LT. Age-related incidence of pineal calcification detected by computed tomography. Radiology. 1982 Mar;142(3):659-62.
  4. Mitchell DM1, Henao MP, Finkelstein JS, Burnett-Bowie SA. Prevalence and predictors of vitamin D deficiency in healthy adults. Endocr Pract. 2012 Nov-Dec;18(6):914-23. doi: 10.4158/EP12072.OR.
  5. Khandare AL1, Kumar P U, Shanker RG, Venkaiah K, Lakshmaiah N. Additional beneficial effect of tamarind ingestion over defluoridated water supply to adolescent boys in a fluorotic area. Nutrition. 2004 May;20(5):433-6.
  6. Khandare AL1, Rao GS, Lakshmaiah N. Effect of tamarind ingestion on fluoride excretion in humans. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2002 Jan;56(1):82-5.

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