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Changes in the gut bacteria protect against stroke

  Researchers at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, and the Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, demonstrate that an altered gut microbiota in humans is associated with symptomatic atherosclerosis and stroke. These findings are presented in a study published in Nature Communications on December 4. The human body contains ten times more bacterial cells than human cells, most of which are found in the gut. These bacteria contain an enormous number of genes in addition to our host genome, and are collectively known as the gut metagenome. How does the metagenome affect our health? This question is currently being addressed by researchers in the rapidly expanding field of metagenomic research. Several diseases have been linked to variations in the metagenome. Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology and Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, now also show that changes in the gut metagenome can be linked to atherosclerosis and stroke. The researchers compared a group...
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Is a Stomach Bacteria the Cause of Baby Colic?

  If you’ve ever taken care of a crying baby, you know how miserable it can be when you can’t seem to console this bundle of love and what’s-supposed-to-be joy. Now, imagine those moments amplified times ten, and prolonged for hours on end…every day…for weeks or months. This is what parents of babies with colic experience.  What’s even more frustrating is that doctors don’t really know the cause of colic. Is it a change in environment from the womb to a new world over-filled with stimulation? Is it a reaction to mother’s milk? Is it acid reflux? We don’t really know. We just know that about 20% of all babies get it and they eventually grow out of it. But recently, a study published in theArchives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine gained a bit of media attention. The study found a possible link between stomach bacteria and babies with colic. Let’s research this together and find out what this...
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Scientists develop probiotic to target tumours

  Scientists develop probiotic to target tumours By Claire O’Sullivan THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2012   Scientists at University College Cork have developed an innovative way to target cancer treatment at tumours — by placing the drug in bacteria which attaches to the tumours.     Bacteria have a natural ability to grow inside tumours. When non-disease causing bacteria are injected intravenously, they attach to the tumours, but do not implant anywhere else in the body.  By putting the drugs into the bacteria, the drugs are then poised to go right to the centre of the cancerous growth.  But Mark Tangney’s team at UCC have gone a step further — they have found a way to make the bacteria produce luminescent light.  This means that, with the help of CT scans, the bacteria can help provide vital information about where exactly in the tumour, the drug therapy has gone.  Dr Tangney...
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Probiotic worm treatment may improve colitis by restoring gut bacteria to healthy state

  Probiotic worm treatment may improve symptoms of colitis by restoring gut bacteria to healthy state A new study on monkeys with chronic diarrhea that were treated by microscopic parasite worm (helminth) eggs has provided insights on how this form of therapy may heal the intestine. This condition in monkeys is similar to the inflammatory bowel diseases that affects up to 1.4 million Americans. The study, published today in the Open-Access journal PLOS Pathogens, shows that helminths can restore the balance of gut bacterial communities to the monkeys with chronic diarrhea. Inflammatory bowel diseases are driven by a misdirected immune response against gut bacteria (the microbiome) and are often associated with alterations in gut bacterial communities (known as dysbiosis). "The idea for treating colitis with worms is not new, but how this therapy might work remains unclear," says the study's senior corresponding author, P'ng Loke, PhD, assistant professor of microbiology at...
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Chimp and Human Gut Bacteria Nearly Identical

  Humans share about 99 percent of our genomes with chimpanzees. Now, research finds we share something else: gut bacteria. The bacterial colonies that populate the chimpanzee intestinal tract are mirror images of those found in the human gut, researchers report today (Nov. 13) in the journal Nature Communications. The findings suggest gut bacteria patterns evolved before chimps andhumans split and went their evolutionarily separate ways. Human gut bacteria are crucial to health, with infants relying on healthy microbe populations to influence the developing immune system. Problems with microbe populations may also contribute to obesity and inflammatory bowel diseases.  Three intestinal ecosystems In 2011, researchers learned that everyone's gut bacteria fall into one of three different types, almost analogous to blood types. In each type, certain bacteria dominate. These types weren't linked to any personal characteristics such as geographic area, age or gender. Researchers dubbed these distinct bacterial ecosystems "enterotypes." ("Entero" means gut or intestine.) "No one really knows why...
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Mucus Is Beneficial In The Fight Against Bacteria

A possible new protection against biofilm formation, polymers found in mucus, have been discovered by a team of researchers from MIT. Biofilms are slimy sheets of bacterial buildup that create a serious danger in medical and industrial environments. Once rooted, biofilms are extremely hard to get rid of, and much research has contributed to determining how to prevent and eliminate these harmful agents. Mucus is Helpful The team of biological engineers, whose work was published in Current Biology, discovered these polymers, called mucins, are able to catch bacteria and prevent them from sticking together on a surface, making them harmless. Katharina Ribbeck, the Eugene Bell Career Development Assistant Professor of Biological Engineering and senior author of the paper says:   "Mucus is a material that has developed over millions of years of evolution to manage our interactions with the microbial world. I'm sure we can find inspiration from it for new...
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Bacteria found in dairy products may help fight chronic inflammatory diseases

  Washington, November 7 (ANI): Using non-pathogenic bacteria found naturally in the intestine and dairy food, scientists fromInserm and Inra have designed modified bacteria to produce Elafin, ahuman protein which is known for its anti-inflammatory proprieties. Their breakthrough has provided new hope for individuals suffering from chronic inflammatory diseases, known as IBD, (specifically Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis). They believe that administering this protein directly into the intestine could protect against inflammatory attacks and restore intestinal equilibrium and its functions. During inflammatory outbreaks, IBDs are chiefly characterised by abdominal pain, frequent diarrhoea (sometimes with bleeding) or even disorders in the anal area (fissure, abscesses). Different avenues are being explored to explain the origin of IBDs, including the role of genetic or environmental factors. The intestinal flora seems to play an important role in the outbreak of inflammation, although little is known about it. Identifying an effective treatment is also at the heart of the investigations. Although...
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Crohn's Disease in Children May Start From Bacteria

  WEDNESDAY, Oct. 31 (HealthDay News) -- Certain types of bacteria may cause and maintain Crohn's disease, according to a new study. Crohn's causes inflammation of the digestive system. Symptoms include abdominal pain,diarrhea, weight loss, joint pain, skin problems, fever and bleeding from the rectum. In this study, researchers found that 19 children newly diagnosed with Crohn's disease had different levels of a group of bacteria called proteobacteria, which include E. coli and Campylobacter concisus. The researchers also checked bacteria levels in 21 healthy children. Patients with mild Crohn's had higher levels of proteobacteria in their intestinal tracts than those with moderate to severe disease and children without Crohn's disease. This suggests that these types of bacteria may play a role in causing the disease, said study principal investigator Hazel Mitchell of the University of New South Wales, in Australia. The findings may help lead to new treatments that target intestinal bacteria. The study was published in the October issue of...
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GM Crops and Human Health: Both Sides of the Safety Debate

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Environmental Health Perspectives recently drew attention to a controversial statement released by the largest general scientific organization in the world - The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) - which asserted that GM crops are completely safe and no labeling of GM foods and food products is required. In response to this the environmental and consumer health information group published both the AAAS statement and a counter argument written by Patricia Hunt, PhD, of Washington State University and co-signed by 20 prominent scientists from fields including environmental health sciences and medicine. This set up a very informative and enlightening yes/no debate on whether or not foods containing GM ingredients should be clearly labeled as such. I would urge every health and diet-conscious reader to take a look at the full texts of the statements over at the Environmental Health Perspectives website. Below are the opening statements from both...
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    If they're harmless they can add them to the labeling. END OF. The fact that they won't says they either think we're idiots who
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iPhones and iPads: Pros and cons for environmental illness sufferers

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There is no doubt that the Information Age has provided both society as a whole and those suffering from environmental illnesses with countless benefits. Over recent years however there has been a huge shift in the way we access the information available online, with cellular and wireless devices such as the iPhone and iPad (and smartphone and tablet alternatives) replacing the traditional desktop or laptop computer as the preferred means of getting online for many. The benefits of such devices are easy to see. For example, cell phones are generally always switched on and ready to use and tablet computers can be switched on in an instant; compare this to desktop and laptop computers which can take an age to start up! Then there is the portability of such small and light devices. Many people suffering from environmental illnesses from chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) and fibromyalgia to multiple chemical sensitivity...
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    Very good points indeed Sue! New electronics and their packaging off-gas like crazy for quite a while - my advice to MCS sufferers
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    This is an interesting discussion. I used to have MCS and have a keen smell. I wonder about the new electronic smells from the but
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Treatments to Protect and Heal the Blood-Brain Barrier

Blood-Brain Barrier
What is the Blood-Brain Barrier? The blood-brain barrier (BBB) is a selectively permeable membrane that surrounds the brain and seperates this vital organ from the systemic circulation. The BBB serves the essential function of creating a "protective bubble" around the brain. It can be seen as acting as a gatekeeper - allowing only those molecules from the bloodstream that are required by the brain (e.g. oxygen, hormones) to enter into the brain extracellular fluid, while keeping out substances (neurotoxins) which may be damaging (e.g. metabolic & environmental toxins, bacteria). The BBB also actively transports certain metabolically essential molecules like glucose - that do not cross the barrier passively - into the brain extra cellular fluid via specific protein transporters. Structure of the Blood-Brain Barrier The BBB is composed of endothelial cells that are the structural building blocks of blood vessels throughout the body. The difference is that these cells are...
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    you people are completely 100% wrong and 'again' running down the wrong path of research, start looking at 'internal ionization ra
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Insulin Resistant with Hypoglycemia

Ok everyone ... I have always been the oddball for my doctors and it looks like I have to do more research on my own. Thanks to the fact that my memory has become awful I have forgotten where I have placed my medical file. I guess to start with I need to find out if there are others out there right now that have been gven this diagnosis. I am just starting treatment. I tried metformin 500 mg 2x a day for 6 days but the side effects were awful. The doctor placed me on a 150 carb a day diet. I am currently on the diet but am waiting for the metformin effects to wear off and be"normal" for 5 days and then I will start on glucosophate release tablets. 500mg 2x a day. At this point I am afraid that this has something more to do with pituitary...
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SIBO: Guar Gum alongside Rifaximin could increase success rate

  Clinical trial: the combination of rifaximin with partially hydrolysed guar gum is more effective than rifaximin alone in eradicating small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. 2010 Oct; Abstract   BACKGROUND: Abnormal intestinal clearance is involved in the pathogenesis of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO). It is known that partially hydrolysed guar gum affects intestinal motility. Eradication therapy of SIBO is based on antibiotic treatment: no data are available on the role of fibre supplementation in eradicating SIBO. AIM: To assess whether the combination of partially hydrolysed guar gum and rifaximin is more effective than rifaximin alone in the treatment of SIBO. METHODS: A 50 g-glucose breath test was given to 500 consecutive patients. Patients with a positive glucose breath test and predisposing conditions to SIBO entered into the study, and were randomized to receive rifaximin 1200 mg/day or rifaximin 1200 mg/day plus partially hydrolysed guar gum 5 g/day for 10 days....
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Audio for Healing Trauma Underlying Allergies

Hi, I recently came across and purchased Brent Phillips audio for clearing trauma underlying allergies.  I wasn't sure if it would work but when you are desperate you will try anything. It seems to work -- and very quickly (and it is fairly cheap unlike a lot of products out there).  As a Ph.D.-level scientist, it sounds strange to say that -- but it is true -- at least for me.   (However, I must say that as with any technique or method you need to  have an open mind about it -- this also holds true for physical approaches like Western pharmaceuticals.) I recommend taking a closer look if you suffer from any trigger-induced  immune response that isn't serving you.  For example, although it works for me for pollen and dust, it even works for the immune over reaction to physical exercise and physical touch that arrived in my life after my hip reconstruction and replacement. ...
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome Clearly Linked to Gut Bacteria

This article should probably be taken with a pinch of salt as the study was carried out by Dr Pimental who has been pushing for the use of the drug Rifaximin for the treatment of IBS-D.  His company Salix pharmaceuticals own the use of Rifaximin so it's in his interest to use this specific drug.  Most people have found that Rifaximin isn't the silver bullet they initially thought it was going to be....   ScienceDaily (May 25, 2012) — An overgrowth of bacteria in the gut has been definitively linked to Irritable Bowel Syndrome in the results of a new Cedars-Sinai study which used cultures from the small intestine. This is the first study to use this "gold standard" method of connecting bacteria to the cause of the disease that affects an estimated 30 million people in the United States.   Previous studies have indicated that bacteria play a role in...
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Obesity, GI Issues May Take Root in Gut Flora

  Source: http://www.medpagetoday.com/MeetingCoverage/ACP/32295   Manipulating the microbial flora within the intestine offers great promise for preventing or treating obesity and bowel disorders, but the precise means are not yet available, a researcher said here. It's clear that the diverse communities of microorganisms living in the human gut are necessary to normal health, and that their derangement can lead to metabolic and gastrointestinal disorders, said Walter Coyle, MD, of the Scripps Clinic in La Jolla, Calif. By the same token, then, it ought to be possible to alter the makeup of those communities, either to forestall development of such disorders or to treat them when they do occur, he told attendees at the American College of Physicians' annual meeting. However, the science of the intestinal "microbiome" is still in its infancy and it remains unclear what changes to make, let alone how best to make them, Coyle said. For starters, the mix...
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The Antibiotic, Amoxicillin-Clavulanate, Before a Meal May Improve Small Bowel Motility

The common antibiotic, amoxicillin-clavulanate, may improve small bowel function in children experiencing motility disturbances, according to a study appearing in the June print edition of the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition from Nationwide Children's Hospital.     Amoxicillan-clavulanate, also known as Augmentin, is most commonly prescribed to treat or prevent infections caused by bacteria. However, it has also been reported to increase small bowel motility in healthy individuals and has been used to treat bacterial overgrowth in patients with chronic diarrhea. Upper gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, early satiety and abdominal distention are common in children. Despite the advances in the technology for diagnosing motility disorders, there continues to be a lack of medications available for the treatment of upper gastrointestinal tract motor function. "There is a significant need for new drugs to treat upper gastrointestinal symptoms in children," said Carlo Di Lorenzo, MD, chief of Gastroenterology, Hepatology...
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At the start of January 2011 I got, what i thought was, a stomach bug but after 2 days of being unable to keep food down I went to the local GP out of hours centre, they took a urine sample and said there was an infection which was probably either a urine infection or Kidney stones and admitted me to hospital. I was put on a drip and given anti-sickness medicine and antibiotics, 2 days later they couldn't decide what was going on so discharged me!    That night i was still being sick and was bringing up blood so my partner took me to A & E. This time they decided it was my gallbladder and gave me another fluid drip, more anti-sickness medicine and, as the hospital was full, sent me home.  Two days later, and with no improvement, my partner took me to my GP who...
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WE ARE SICK

I have come here to alert, this is in a way a wake up call. WE ARE SICK, WE HAVE MULTIPLE ISSUES, THESE ISSUES ARE GETTING WORSE. MY STORY,                  Lets take a trip back to 1971, at that time I was a brand new 17 year old recruit, the most healthy of the healthy, strong and near perfect. That was soon to end, I was in danger less from bullets and bombs and more from a insidious stealthy pathogen, this pathogen was ripping its way through the deployed military.  The pathogen (FOR ME) and many others from what I have seen,  shows its presents by saping your energy, afflicting your vison, afflicting the skin, dry patches, eczema, dermatitis, cherry angiomas, white spots or patches on the skin, ringing in the ears, floaters in the eye, blurry eyesight, rash like spots, sores that do not heal, itching, there are so many.  THEN you may...
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    Sam, I just wanted to thank you for sharing your story and writing such a thought-provoking piece. The links alone will keep mysel
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PANDAS becomes PANS as researchers issue new definition and name change

Streptococcal Bacteria
Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal infections (PANDAS) is a mental illness with a sudden onset affecting young children. It presents with behaviour typical of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), as well as separation anxiety and mood swings. PANDAS has been a controversial diagnosis, not least because many of the symptoms place it well within the reach of the autism spectrum disorders (ASD) umbrella. A quick browse of online autism support forums reveals many a discussion on the subject of PANDAS among parents of autistic children or those seeking answers for sudden changes in their child's behaviour. One website estimates that "at least 40%" of children diagnosed with an ASD have PANDAS. In the medical profession however, PANDAS is most often associated with and compared to child-onset OCD. Some doctors insist there is no such thing as PANDAS and that Streptococcal infections and the onset of neuropsychiatricsymptoms are coincidental and affected...
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    I don't know if you are aware but the 16 or more LeRoy, NY teens who this October started to display a kind of Tourette's syndrom
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Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) may not causes small intestinal bacterial overgrowth

    As previous studies suggested a relationship between small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) and use of proton pump inhibitor (PPI) drugs, recent studies said that those link not completely right. While previous studies showed complicating results where is European studies mostly indicated positive effect between PPIs and SIBO, but US studies mostly indicated negative effect; which is suggesting dietary factor may influence the outcomes, lack of standard test to diagnose SIBO, and various duration and dose of PPIs use, current studies used patients with chronic acid suppression therapy that would be expected to increase the potential for an abnormal glucose hydrogen breat testing (GBHT), a testing of breath sample for hydrogen (H2) and methane (CH4) to determine the positivity of SIBO. Reported in the American Journal of Gastroenterology on February 14, 2012, there is no significant differences between once daily vs. twice daily PPI used to positive GHBT based...
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Transplanting someone else's poo into your body is gaining medical acceptance. And making people money!!

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  Fecal Matters Transplanting someone else's poo into your body is gaining medical acceptance.   ILLUSTRATION: Hawk Krall 2 Comments        Tags: fecal transplantation, naturopathy, alternative medicine Most teenage boys make money the old-fashioned way. They mow lawns, wash cars or flip burgers. But one 13-year-old in Portland is the envy of his friends for the way he makes his money. He gets $50 for donating his feces. The boy (who, for reasons that will soon become obvious, asked not to be named) is part of a burgeoning business in fecal transplantation: a medical procedure in which—and here’s where you might want to put down that doughnut—donors’ poo is injected into a patient’s body. In Portland, fecal microbial transplantation is being promoted by a naturopath for a wide range of maladies. The treatment isn’t approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. But the procedure—used in experiments since the 1950s—is getting approving articles...
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Silver bullet for cancer: Metal can kill some tumours better than chemotherapy with fewer side effects

Good news: Silver can kill some cancers as effectively as chemotherapy and with potentially fewer side effects, new research has claimed
  Silver can kill some cancers as effectively as chemotherapy and with potentially fewer side effects, new research claims. Scientists say that old wives tales about the precious metal being a ‘silver bullet’ to beat the Big C could be true. The metal already has a wide range of medicinal uses and is a common antiseptic, antibiotic and means of purifying water in the third world.  Good news: Silver can kill some cancers as effectively as chemotherapy and with potentially fewer side effects, new research has claimed And British researchers now say that silver compounds are as effective at killing certain cancer cells as a leading chemotherapy drug, but with potentially far fewer side-effects. They compared it to Cisplatin, currently used to treat a wide variety of cancers, but known to have harsh side effects including nausea, vomiting and even kidney damage. Silver is used already in everyday products such...
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The Perrin Technique for the Treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

The Perrin Technique
Myalgic Encephalomyelitis or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) is something of a family "tradition". Besides myself, both my mother and sister are also long-term survivors of this devastating illness. We have all tried countless treatments and therapies over the years, some have helped, most have not. Both my mother and sister however have been treated using The Perrin Technique and seen positive results. My mother tries to see her specially trained osteopath regularly for the treatment or she sees a noticeable downturn in her condition. My sister got married in the summer of 2009 and says regular Perrin Technique treatments leading up to the big day definitely helped her get through it. So, I am now trying this unique therapy for myself. I have had two appointments with the same practitioner my family use, the first was purely history taking followed by a physical examination which the practitioner used to confirm...
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    Hi Beauts, Great to see someone working to get a forum going for the Perrin Technique. I would be very happy to post some of what
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    Hi Maff I am trying to get a discussion forum going for people who are undergoing Perrin technique treatment (of which I am one).
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    I suspect that adrenal stimulants and tired adrenals from all the stimulants play a huge part. Sugar=toxin Why am I so tired?
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Water, PCE and psychiatric health

An interesting article has appeared recently detailing a possible relationship between prenatal or early childhood exposure to water contaminated with tetrachloroethylene (also known as perchloroethylene) (PCE) and later risk of bipolar disorder and/or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The results, whilst preliminary, seemed to suggest a relationship between early PCE exposure and later diagnosis with the requirement for further study. PCE exposure is, according to the US EPA, an important issue in terms of possible risks to health including cancer and reproductive issues. In autism research circles, PCE hs cropped up on previous occasions. Most recently as part of this study which looked at the effects of PCE on mice and seemed to indicate some parallels with equivalent symptoms noted in cases of autism. What perhaps makes the study by Guariglia and colleagues more interesting was their focus on a small township called Brick in New Jeresy which, quite a few...
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New Year's Resolutions and Invisible Illness

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Let's face it - New Year's resolutions are hard to keep at the best of times. We all confidently list the vices we'll give up or positive life changes we'll make over the coming year with the best of intentions and (in most cases) a genuine desire to follow through. But I think most people will agree that after the rosy tint of the holiday season has worn off it becomes hard to stick to most resolutions. Throw invisible illnesses into the mix and things get a whole lot more problematic! For example, it's hard to shed any extra pounds you feel you might have when walking from the bedroom to the bathroom requires you to summon all the strength and energy you have. A new calorie burning exercise regime then is out of the question. Likewise, giving up vices such as smoking and drinking are common resolutions the average...
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Rifaximin Does Not Relieve Persistent Celiac Disease Symptoms or SIBO

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  Celiac.com 12/27/2011 - Non-controlled studies suggest that Rifaximin may improve celiac disease symptoms in such cases. However, up to now, no controlled trials have been conducted.   A team of researchers used a double-blind clinical trial to assess the effectiveness of rifaximin in relieving gastrointestinal symptoms in patients with poorly responsive celiac disease. They also assessed the effects of rifaximin on lactulose-hydrogen breath tests in those patients. The research team included Matthew S. Chang, Maria T. Minaya, Jianfeng Cheng, Bradley A. Connor, Suzanne K. Lewis, and Peter H. R. Green. Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is one of the main reasons that certain people with celiac disease fail to respond well to a gluten-free diet, and why they often suffer persistent symptoms.  To make their assessment, the team designed a single-center, double-blind, randomized, controlled trial of patients with biopsy-proven celiac disease and persistent gastrointestinal symptoms despite following a gluten-free diet. For the trial, the...
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more on lactoferrin.......... Part deux

 I came across this collection of information relating to lactoferrin. I think this has all you'll ever need to know about it:   "Examples of specific bacteria inhibited by lactoferrin include: Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, and Helicobacter pylori, all of which are capable of causing serious illness. While many studies have involved observations of lactoferrin's effects on microbial growth in a laboratory dish or test tube, recent research in Japan has demonstrated that, when administered orally to mice, bovine-derived lactoferrin causes a marked reduction in the proliferation of intestinal bacteria, including several strains of the pathogenic bacterium, Clostridium. Furthermore, when administered to laboratory animals, lactoferrin also decreases the number of bacteria that translocate, or pass through, the cell lining of the intestines. Translocation of bacteria through the intestinal epithelium is a means by which bacteria can gain access to the blood and lymphatic system, and, if they are...
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Lactoferrin – Keeping Candida Friendly

  Lactoferrin is the primary germ-fighting compound naturally occurring in breast milk, acting synergistically with other compounds like monolaurin.  It is a normal part of your body fluids and secretions (saliva, blood, tears, and mucous), providing important protection at points where germs come into contact with you.  Lactoferrin is a potent nutrient for natural balance and helpful immune support.  Hundreds of studies demonstrate the power of lactoferrin to help defend you against Candida, bacteria, and viruses.  It is a key player in the natural defenses that have enabled the survival of the human race.   Early immune system research on lactoferrin focused on its ability to bind iron (it puts iron in a safe cage and transports iron).  It has long been known that free iron impedes immune cell function1 and enables many pathogenic bacteria and Candida to grow.  It is rather disturbing that garbage-quality iron supplements, which rapidly produce free iron in the digestive tract, are...
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Lost Youth and Lost Lives: The Devastating Consequences of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Me missing a day of school due to chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS)
This week the online medical journal BMJ Open published a study whose findings re-opened old wounds and caused me great dismay. The study looked at every pupil between the ages of 11 and 16 at three high schools in England and revealed that 1% of the total student population had myalgic encephalomyelitis / chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). The researchers also reported that the illness accounted for more than 6% of pupils who were missing large amounts of school. What struck me as shocking was that 20 years after myself developing ME/CFS aged 11 the illness is still very poorly recognised. This is evidenced by the study scientists reporting that only five students had already received a diagnosis of ME/CFS while the study itself identified a further 23 cases. From experience I can say that there is little sympathy sent your way when you have this disabling illness, even as a...
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GcMAF as Treatment for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and Related Conditions

Macrophage activating factors acting on a macrophage
Thanks to my younger sister Lindsay, who like me is a long-term chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) survivior, for pointing me in the direction of GcMAF; I am so busy with this website and other things at the moment that my time and energy reserves aren't stretching to as much research and general Googling as they did previously! Anyway, I have now taken a look at some information on GcMAF and feel it is worth sharing with fellow patients.   GcMAF derives its acronym from the fact it is a macrophage activating factor which is stimulated by the vitamin D-binding protein 'Gc' - hence Gc Macrophage Activating Factor. The first research on GcMAF was published in 1993 by Dr. Nobuto Yamamoto in the US who has subsequently published numerous articles on this substance over the past two decades. Other scientists have also become involved with such research. GcMAF is an immune...
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    One of Enlander's patients used GcMAF to recover from ME/CFS. Search youtube for the video interview. Thanks for the info on wher
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5 Indoor Air Quality Tips for Office Environments

By Jim Gates, CAFS The indoor air quality of an office environment is very important to the health, comfort, well being, and productivity of every person who works there. Improved indoor air quality is also important to management, as a healthy working environment can lead to higher productivity and fewer lost work days. Improving Air Quality at Work Many different factors have an influence how indoor air pollutants affect the occupants of an office environment. Exposure to high levels of pollutants over long periods of time increases the risk of serious, life threatening illnesses and short term exposures can result in irritation and significant respiratory problems. There are many different ways that indoor air quality can be improved: 1. Ensure Proper Air Circulation Make sure that all air vents and grills are free of obstruction. This allows the indoor air to circulate freely and ventilate wide areas of the office...
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Groundbreaking Treatments, Innovative Prevention Strategies and New Insights on Impact of Lifestyle Factors on Digestive Health Presented at the American College of Gastroenterology’s 76th Annual Meeting

Newswise — Washington, DC (October 31, 2011) -- Many of the world’s preeminent gastroenterologists have convened this week for the American College of Gastroenterology's (ACG) 76th Annual Scientific Meeting at the Gaylord National Hotel and Conference Center at the National Harbor to review the latest scientific advances in gastrointestinal research, treatment of digestive diseases and clinical practice management. Groundbreaking treatments such as fecal microbiota transplantation for serious gastrointestinal conditions like antibiotic-associated diarrhea and inflammatory bowel disease; innovative prevention strategies for a host of GI-related health conditions including hepatitis C and colorectal cancer; new insights on the relationship between adult irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and childhood trauma and the impact lifestyle factors like smoking and alcohol consumption have on digestive health, are among the highlights of this year’s scientific presentations. A press kit with highlights of important new science presented at the meeting is available online at the ACG Web site...
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    Organized content is the best way to display or post an article, thank you for making it easy to digest your post.
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Environmental Illness Safe Housing Charity to Hold Fund-Raising Auction

Re|shelter Holiday Auction 2011
For those who have not come across Re|shelter before it is s a non-profit, charitable 501(c)3 organization founded to address the urgent need for housing alternatives for people with environmental illnesses such as multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS), sick building syndrome (SBS), and electrical sensitivity (ES). Co-founders Julie Genser and Julie Laffin have made it their mission to address the current housing crisis and high rates of homelessness and suicide within vulnerable populations affected by disabling environmental sensitivities. Current Re|shelter activities include activities include fundraising, awarding housing aid grants, facilitating the design and construction of healthy homes and communities, and using the arts to promote awareness. I never cease to be amazed at the generosity of spirit and shear will of the "two Julies" to support those with environmental illness (EI) and manifest tangible benefits in their lives. I therefore wanted to do my part by posting this blog entry to...
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XMRV and CFS: Time to put things in context

XMRV not cause of CFS
The mainstream media this week have been reporting on events that effectively put the final nail in the coffin of the purported association between the XMRV retrovirus and myalgic encephalomyelitis / chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). Here in the UK the BBC ran a major article in the health section of their hugely popular website titled Virus link to ME called into question (read here). Those of you keeping track of the XMRV story will remember that in May of this year following multiple studies failing to replicate the original findings of the Whittemore Peterson Institute (WPI) including investigations led by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) aand Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) the journal Science, which published the original WPI study back in 2009, issued an editorial "expression of concern" over the validity of those original findings. Such a move is a rarity in the world of...
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air passengers would be forced to drink a sachet of probiotic formula before landing in Australia under a proposal by one of the state's leading gastroenterologists

  INTERNATIONAL air passengers would be forced to drink a sachet of probiotic formula before landing in Australia under a proposal by one of the state's leading gastroenterologists aimed at preventing an outbreak of a deadly bug ravaging North America. Thomas Borody, the founder of Sydney's Centre for Digestive Diseases, has likened his radical idea to the way in which incoming aircraft were once sprayed for foreign insects. Professor Borody believes NSW will not be able to avoid an epidemic of the stomach bug Clostridium difficile, the symptoms of which include severe diarrhoea, without concerted action. A hyper-virulent strain of C. difficile has killed 35 people in Ontario, Canada, in just the past four months. In the US, the superbug is estimated to have cost health services $3.2 billion in 12 months. ''We're not ready for it in this country … we're staring at an epidemic,'' Professor Borody told the Sun-Herald....
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Carbohydrate metabolism, dysbiosis and autism

In a previous post, I discussed how environment is finally, in 2011, receiving some recognition in relation to some cases of autism spectrum conditions (ASCs). It has been a slow process but nevertheless progress has been made moving away from autism being some kind of 'genetics only' condition (where the lion's share of research funding has been committed over the past few years) to one where genes and environment share centre-stage. I might add that I give credit to the notion that autism is not autism but rather autisms as a consequence of the huge heterogeneity and various comorbidities potentially present and that the relative contributions of genes and environment might not be the same for everyone who has autism. Friday 16th September 2011 is another date for the autism research diary. The reason is the publication of a paper by Brent Williams and colleagues in PLoS ONE (open-access here)...
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Giardia linked to IBS and chronic fatigue

Interesting article on a possible correlation between chronic fatigue and acute giardiasis.  This is apropos to my own case history, as many of my health issues (including CFS and IBS) cropped up after being diagnosed and treated with Giardia.   http://www.research1st.com/2011/09/13/giardia-link/   Full text article from Gut:   http://press.psprings.co.uk/gut/september/gut300220.pdf...
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Glutamine for IBS - IBS characterized by chronic diarrhea often have low levels of glutamine

Overview Glutamine is one type of amino acid, the building blocks that make up proteins. As the most common amino acid in the body, glutamine plays important roles in many organs, including the lining of the digestive tract. Recent evidence has raised the possibility that treatment with glutamine may decrease the symptoms of certain digestive disorders, including irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, although additional research is needed to confirm these findings. As with all healthe supplements, you should ask your doctor before taking glutamine. Glutamine Levels in IBS Recently, researchers have discovered that people with a particular type of IBS characterized by chronic diarrhea often have low levels of glutamine, reports a study published in the June 2010 issue of the medical journal "Gut." In this study, researchers found that some patients with IBS had lower levels of glutamine than normal, which leads to increases in permeability in the intestinal...
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    Sorry to hear that glutamine doesn't help you. However, there does seem to be an overwhelming consensus that it can aid with all t
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    This is interesting. I however go out of my way to avoid glutamate- I noticed I was brought down by specific foods once I started
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Bacterial protein found in yogurt may alleviate inflammatory bowel disorders

Bacterial protein found in yogurt may alleviate inflammatory bowel disorders
protein isolated from beneficial bacteria found in yogurt and dairy products could offer a new, oral therapeutic option for inflammatory bowel disorders, suggests a study led by Vanderbilt University Medical Center researcher Fang Yan. The study, published May 23 in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, shows that the protein, called p40, was effective as an intervention in animal models of colitis (colon inflammation). The investigators demonstrated that the protein supports intestinal epithelial cell growth and function, and reduces inflammatory responses that can cause intestinal cells to die. Importantly, the investigators showed that oral consumption of p40 by mice in a protective delivery system prevents and treats colitis in multiple models of the disease. Many of the hundreds of bacterial species that live in our gut (known as the “human microbiome”) are helpful to us: they help us digest certain substances, produce vitamins and fight off more dangerous bacteria. But miscommunication...
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Diet affects type of bacteria in intestines

September 02, 2011|By Tom Avril, Inquirer Staff Writer   Here's some new dietary research, if you have the stomach for it: Your choice of foods may affect the kinds of bugs that live in your intestines. In a study of 98 people and their poop, University of Pennsylvania scientists reported Thursday that a person's long-term diet is connected to what kinds of bacteria live inside the gut. The intestinal tracts of folks who typically ate a high-fat, high-protein diet tended to be dominated by one kind of bacteria, whereas those who favored carbohydrates and vegetables had more of another type. Moreover, a short-term alteration in diet yielded small changes in the person's bacterial community within just 24 hours.     The findings are part of a growing body of research into how the teeming tide of microbes inside the body plays an essential role in human health, and how it...
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A natural food preservative kills food-borne bacteria

Salmonella and E. coli account for more than half of all food recalls in the United States; salmonella contributes to an estimated 28 percent of more than 3,000 U.S. deaths related to foodborne illness each year; researchers have discovered and received a patent for a naturally occurring lantibiotic -- a peptide produced by a harmless bacteria -- that could be added to food to kill harmful bacteria like salmonella, E. coli, and listeria.  Researchers at the University of Minnesota have discovered and received a patent for a naturally occurring lantibiotic — a peptide produced by a harmless bacteria — that could be added to food to kill harmful bacteria like salmonella, E. coli, and listeria.  The U of M lantibiotic is the first natural preservative found to kill gram-negative bacteria, typically the harmful kind. “It’s aimed at protecting foods from a broad range of bugs that cause disease,” said Dan O’Sullivan,...
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    Your Blog is very good, I like it! Thank you for you sharing!
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Medical silver bullet: New drug cures most viral infections

Medical silver bullet: New drug cures most viral infections
Researchers at MIT’s Lincoln Lab have developed technology that may someday cure the common cold, influenza, and other ailments; the researchers tested their drug against fifteen viruses, and found it was effective against all of them — including rhinoviruses that cause the common cold, H1N1 influenza, a stomach virus, a polio virus, dengue fever, and several other types of hemorrhagic fever. Most bacterial infections can be treated with antibiotics such as penicillin, discovered decades ago. Such drugs, however, are useless against viral infections, including influenza, the common cold and deadly hemorrhagic fevers such as Ebola. The drug works by targeting a type of RNA produced only in cells that have been infected by viruses. “In theory, it should work against all viruses,” says Todd Rider, a senior staff scientist in Lincoln Laboratory’s Chemical, Biological, and Nanoscale Technologies Group who invented the new technology. Because the technology is so broad-spectrum, it could potentially...
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    Wow, this could be a huge breakthrough! If this is indeed a broad spectrum antiviral drug it could have major consequences for tho
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ACTH Stimulation Test Results

ACTH Stimulation Test Results
Recently received back my ACTH stimulation test results and wanted to share (below).  Ideally, I would have done a repeat of the Adrenal saliva panel I had done 8 months ago, but that is not an option right now due to my financial situation.  Doctor says everything looks good (within the ranges), and suggested that maybe the symptoms of fatigue, low stress tolerance, etc. are not hormonal, but possibly some type of ongoing infection; he has referred me to an infectious disease doctor. Not sure if others have seen similar results, or been able to correlate their ACTH stimulation results to their saliva results, or have ever seen the test show results for adrenal insufficiency vs. failure. Thoughts?

 

ACTH Stimulation Test ResultsDynamic Neural Retraining Program (DNRS)

 

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    Thanks for posting the info from Dr. T. Interesting stuff which I am sure is based on a lot of clinical experience as well as lite
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    Good advice, thanks Maff. Always helps to have reminders that the healing is a journey, and that even when the progress seems slo
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    Sorry Stache I only just spotted this blog post - been busy with treatments the past few weeks so not monitoring the site as close
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The importance of tracking your progress...

Like many folks on the site, I am healing exclusively with the aid of OTC vitamins and supplements.  Although the healing response is often much slower than with prescription drugs, and there is more experimentation necessary, I consider it a much safer alternative that I feel I have much more control over.  The big downside of course,  is that one can end up with a laundry list of supplements to research, purchase, take correct dosages of, and track responses to.  This can become very overwhelming, especially if you are unsure whether a particular supplement is really providing any benefit, or if it is just burning a big hole in your pocket.   Wanted to share with folks here a reminder to do your best to track your supplements and the progress you make on them.  Recently, I have done I poorer job than usual at this, and it has led...
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    Thank you so much for posting this. Some excellent practical tips for determining what works and what doesn't when self-treating w
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Noetic Science and Holistic Health

Brain Scan
Suffering with environmental illness is a huge struggle, not only in terms of dealing with the dibilitating symptoms themselves but also the lack of healthcare provision and the way we are regarding with suspicion by doctors and even our friends and family. Finding ourselves in this situation though does have its up side...it has a way of opening our minds to possibilities we may not otherwise have considered. Like me, when you were healthy and everything was going great you probably gave little thought to how something like your diet as a whole and even specific foods could be affecting your body. Environmental illness forces us to explore all our options in the pursuit of healing and I am sure the vast majority of you have turned your attention to your diet and probably have an impressive collection of nutritional and/or supplements in your kitchen. Now, I'd like to take...
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ONE THING

Thought I would let you all know the ONE THING that has helped me with living with chronic fatigue that I learned from one of my customers/patients.  I own a small medical company that services assisted livings and nursing homes in Portland,  Oregon.  Her name is "T" and she died of terminal cancer a few years back.  I asked her one day how did she get through the day knowing she had a terrible illness.  Her response was I look forward to watching Seinfeld re- runs every night.  There are days where I have severe fatigue and that One Thing that I focus on is getting home after work and walking my black lab.  I know it sounds cheesy, but thought I would throw that out for people struggling with this illness.  Pick One Thing everyday that you enjoy and can look forward to. Scott...
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    Hi Scott, Thank you for your story Its not cheesy.... I got a puppy two years ago and another one a month ago. They have been and
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    Hi Scott, many thanks for sharing that inspiring little story with us. I think you are absolutely right. I have learnt through my
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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Guidelines for Doctors Still Exhibit Ignorance and Misinformation

ME/CFS Ribbon
In 1991 I was diagnosed with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (M.E.) following a two day stay in hospital for a battery of tests. The diagnosis of M.E. was given by my GP and hospital specialists. It's funny then that the latest guidelines to doctors from the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) here in the UK blatantly dismisses the very existence of this illness - referring to M.E. as a "colloquial" term. Rather odd when this is a true medical name which had been in use for decades, in contrast to 'chronic fatigue syndrome' or 'CFS' - the all encompassing term with which anyone suffering from a single symptom of mild chronic fatigue to what we used to know as severe M.E. is now branded. Unlike those who pull the strings at the RCGP, and despite my 20 years of illness, I can be objective and like to give credit where credit...
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    Maff, you're so clever and so awesome!
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Environmental factors steps up in autism

Tom Insel, Director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is quoted in his recent blog entry titled 'Autism Spring' as saying about autism "The answers — and there will be answers — will no doubt merge genetic risk and environmental exposure to help us reach the far side of the complexity of ASD". Whilst to many this sentence has made sense for many years, it is indeed a 'game-changer' when the Head of the one of National Institutes of Health makes such a bold statement. One might even suggest that his words define a new era in autism research where genetics share the throne with environment rather than environment somehow being seen as the distant cousin. What might lead Dr Insel to make such bold claims? Could it be that 2011 might just be the year when the worm turns. Indeed, 2011 has witnessed several interesting findings in...
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Effective Allergen Control Strategies

Considering the fact that most people spend at least half their day confined inside their homes, it is very important to have an allergen-free environment. Allergens are unhealthy for everyone and can be particularly harsh on those suffering from respiratory ailments like asthma or emphysema. Microscopic airborne contaminants not only make it harder to breathe, they also can cause coughs, sore throats, nasal problems and watery eyes. Chances are very good that if you always feel weak and tired, allergens in your home are at least partly responsible. Homeowners can employ a number of different allergen control strategies that can help keep the air that you breathe as clean as possible. There is no such thing as 100% pure air in any house, but the following steps can certainly make a big improvement in the overall quality of the air you breathe every day. Air Filters The use of quality filters to...
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Health Dangers of EMF Exposure: Help us Fight for Action

Mobile Phone Mast
The other day I was contacted by new EiR member Emfsafety100 about the potential dangers the electromagnetic fields (EMFs) from our modern technology, such as power lines, wireless internet and cell/mobile phones, pose to human health and also to wildlife. Emfsafety100 reported coming across the global non-profit organisation Avaaz, who have a simple democratic mission: “to close the gap between the world we have and the world most people everywhere want”. If you aren’t familiar with this organization, their campaigns typically address environmental issues, corruption and human rights. If enough people ask Avaaz to lobby the World Health Organisation to review the EMF exposure safety guidelines, they would take action. Such a campaign would immediately enlist the support of many of their 9 million-plus members and would raise public awareness of the industry influence in the EMF safety debate. I will be suggesting a campaign to have EMF safety concerns...
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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in the Family: Same Diagnosis, Different Symptoms

My sister Lindsay and myself
As a family of four, three of us have been diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME). Myself, my mother and my younger sister. My mother and I were diagnosed in 1991 when I was aged 12 and she was 39. My sister became ill when she was 15/16 years old in 1998. Obviously this is has been a tragedy of indescribable proportions for us as a family. My sister and I have (so far) had our youths and young adulthood stolen and our mum was not only struck down in the prime of her life but has had to watch both of her children suffer horribly, directly as a result of CFS and also due to society's attitude towards it. That we are certainly not the only family to be in this horrible situation is certainly no comfort. I would not wish this illness on anyone....
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    I'd end up writing an essay if I fully went into this here and now, but in my family, 2 of my 3 siblings have ME. I have ME. My Mu
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    Thank you for sharing this. I believe that I have CFS and am working with holistic physician. My Mom had many symptoms that you de
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Causes Of Sleep Problems You May Not Have Considered If You Have Environmental Illnesses

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Sleep problems are common among the general population but particularly so among those suffering from 'environmental', or 'invisible', illnesses such as chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), fibromyalgia (FMS) and multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS). Everyone will be familiar with common causes of insomnia and poor sleep quality such as consumption of stimulants like caffeine (coffee, tea, soda/fizzy drinks) and psychological factors such as work or relationship stresses. For those suffering from environmental illnesses there may be other less obvious contributors to sleep problems, however.   Hypoglycaemia Hypoglycaemia, or low blood sugar, is frequantly experienced by those suffering from environmental illnesses and is exacerbated by a diet that contains significant amounts of foods containing sugar or refined carbohydrates e.g. candy/sweets, chocolate, white bread, white pasta, white rice, baked goods, fast food. When levels of blood sugar (glucose) drop too low or too rapidly it is the brain that is affected first since it...
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Salt water as effective as antibacterial wipes

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I stumbled across an interesting snippet in a science magazine the other day about a study conducted by researchers at the University of Alberta, Canada. The scientists had observed that hospital staff habitually give surfaces only a single quick wipe with antibacterial products in order to disinfect them. They wondered if the number of wipes was important for bugs to be successfully removed from surfaces. The main results themselves are interesting because it was found that one wipe is not enough and that in fact, three wipes is optimal to properly disinfect surfaces and equipment. What is also interesting however, particularly to those of us affected by environmental illnesses, is the finding that if wiping a surface three times a simple saline solution (salt water) is as effective at removing nasty bugs as the antibacterial wipes, sanitizers and other products impregnated with chemical disinfectants such as triclosan. These products have...
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Epidemiology of autism - its been a busy few days

One of the 'hot' topics of autism research is the question of 'how many people present with an autism spectrum condition'? I don't have the answer by the way, but there are a few recent papers which seem to be pointing at a few interesting figures. Indeed the last week or so has been an interesting time for those with an interest in the epidemiology of autism. First there was the findings from a UK study looking at the prevalence of autism spectrum conditions in an adult population (16 years +). The paper abstract can be viewed here but the paper summary: (1) an initial autism traits screening questionnaire was completed by nearly 7,500 participants; (2) 618 participants were invited for a more detailed follow-up interview; (3) the weighted prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in adults was estimated to be 9.8 per 1,000 (approaching 1% of the population); (4) none of those diagnosed with an ASD...
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Lactose intolerance and autism

Autism seems constantly to be in the news. This week is no exception following the publication of a paper suggestive that the prevalence of adults with autism is hovering around the 1% mark - similar to that suggested for children. Whilst such work gathers quite a lot of media headline coverage, other pieces of research seem to quietly pass by with hardly a thought or mention. One such study is this titled: 'Intestinal disaccharidase activity in patients with autism: effect of age, gender and intestinal inflammation' published in Autism. http://aut.sagepub.com/content/early/2011/03/07/1362361310369142.abstract The paper by Tim Buie and colleagues from Harvard Medical School is an interesting one. Buie has some interest in autism given his Chairing role in the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) position paper on gastrointestinal factors associated with autism last year. The recent paper from his team makes for some pretty interesting reading, not least with the suggestion that 58%...
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Faecal Transplants and Human Probiotic Infusions (HPI): Mainstream Media Attention

Most people suffering from environmental illnesses experience gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms of some kind, or show other signs that something is not quite right in the gut. Perhaps tests such as a comprehensive digestive stool analysis (CDSA), or equivalent, reveal an imbalance in the normal balance of bacteria, yeast, and other microbes that is essential for overall health. Research has revealed pathological changes in the composition of the gut flora (gut dysbiosis) in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), fibromyalgia, and autism...and this is a relatively new area of study so this may only be the tip of the iceberg. The most common (and most widely accepted) finding has been the presence of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) in IBS, ME/CFS and fibromyalgia. Healthy individuals have very little bacterial growth in their small intestines (most gut microbes reside in the colon) - SIBO is the presence of large numbers...
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    Hi Mario, HPI tends to be used as a treatment of last resort. In C. difficile infections it has been remarkably successful when t
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    Maff l was diagnosticated with Blastocystis Hominis trof ozoitos. Aparently is resistant to Fragyl. Do you know if is tratable wi
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    Hi Mario, No problem. Good to hear that the combination of colostrum and probiotics is helping you feel better. Unfortunately I a
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Adrenal Stress Index (ASI) Test Results + Restoration Plan

Adrenal Stress Index (ASI) Test Results + Restoration Plan
Posting the Adrenal Stress Index (ASI) Test results received from Diagnos-Techs, Inc. Note the images 4 and 5, which provide a great restoration plan approach to resolving the adrenal deficiencies found in the test. Hoping this may be helpful for folks out there that have seen similar results, but are unsure how to proceed.          

 

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    Thanks for posting the great info. Glad you are having good success with your treatment, particularly with restoring a normal circ
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    I have seen success following the suggestions, specifically those listed on the last page: 1a) Optimize DHEA/cortisol balance In
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    Wow this was helpful I'm in total adrenal insufficiency Anybody had success with the suggested supplements?
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New Study on Tourette's and the Brain: Greater, Not Lesser, Motor Control

care2.com posted by: Kristina Chew Tourette's Syndrome is a neurological disordered characterized by 'repetitive, stereotyped, involuntary movements and vocalizations called tics,' according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). While these movements might suggest that those with the disorder have less cognitive control over their movements, a new study published in Cell Biology suggests the opposite: http://www.care2.com/causes/health-policy/blog/new-study-on-tourettes-and-the-brain/...
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Forward ME Group minutes: Meeting held at the House of Lords on March 1st (UK)

MAY BE REPOSTEDMinutes can be accessed on the Forward ME Group website:http://www.forward-me.org.uk/1st march 2011.htmTOPICS DISCUSSED:NHS Commissioning and ME/CFS Service ModelsChild Protection issues and use of Mental Capacity ActDWP benefitsResearch, including ME/CFS biobankNICE guideline reviewENDS   Charles Shepherd - MEA...
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Policy on Lyme Disease and Tick-Borne Infections: A Community Agenda

Policy on Lyme Disease and Tick-Borne Infections: A Community Agenda
The following is the Preface and Introduction to an extensive 26 page article on Lyme disease and tick-borne infections (TBIs) by Kate Bloor (followed by a link to the full article in PDF format). Kate argues that a coordinated effort is required, from  government policy at the top down to local community efforts at the bottom, to prevent the spread of TBIs and the incidence of Lyme disease, which as many will know is extremely difficult to treat once it becomes chronic. It is focused on the UK but the information is relevent to those of you in the US, Canada, and elsewhere.  If you or any of your loved ones suffers from Lyme disease, TBIs, or multi-system illnesses such as chronic fatigue syndrome (often misdiagnosed Lyme disease), I urge you to read the full article and take action to implement its recommendations.   POLICY ON LYME DISEASE (AND TICK-BORNE INFECTIONS) IN ENGLAND AND THE...
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Cognitive behavioural therapy not harmful in chronic fatigue (Irish Medical Times, 18 March 2011)

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Sick and tired of being called lazy, chronic fatigue sufferers fight back

CARLY WEEKS From Monday's Globe and Mail Published Sunday, Mar. 20, 2011 4:00PM EDT Last updated Monday, Mar. 21, 2011 12:40PM EDT   A serious health condition takes a physical, psychological and even financial toll on anyone. But those who have been diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome face an additional challenge: convincing the world the disorder exists: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health/health/news/article1947958.ece

 

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Top chains are urged to ban sandblasted jeans

    The Telegraph By Sarah Butler 6:44AM GMT 20 Mar 2011 Asda, Diesel, Matalan and Primark are among a group of companies being criticised for selling jeans made using sandblasting, which can cause illness or even death: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/retailandconsumer/8392757/Top-chains-are-urged-to-ban-sandblasted-jeans.html

 

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Finding a good doctor when you have M.E. (HFME)

Saturday, 19 March, 2011 7:55 *permission to repost* A new HFME paper is available: Finding a good doctor when you have M.E. Sections include: The difficulties in obtaining an accurate M.E. diagnosis are not due to a lack of appropriate science or tests Testing for M.E. Plans A, B, C and D Links to some of the most well-known doctors knowledgeable about M.E. Educating a willing and intelligent doctor about correct M.E. diagnosis Different doctors for diagnosis and for treatment - an important distinction! Finding a doctor that can devise an individualised orthomolecular / holistic / environmental medicine program for you to help your body heal Websites which can help you find a doctor specialising in orthomolecular / holistic / environmental medicine near you Quick diagnosis is key with M.E. Avoiding overexertion in the early stages of M.E. is absolutely ESSENTIAL Calling all good doctors! Add your name to the...
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Toxin avoidance and M.E. (HFME)

Saturday, 19 March, 2011 8:02 *permission to repost*   A new HFME paper is available: Toxin avoidance and M.E. by Jodi Bassett. Chemical sensitivities are common in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and Multiple Sclerosis, and many other diseases. Symptoms provoked by chemical sensitivities can range from mild to very severe. Modifying your environment and changing the types of products you buy is essential if you have M.E., or any other disease causing chemical sensitivities or poor liver function. This paper lists some of the products to avoid and some of the best replacement products. See: http://www.hfme.org/toxinavoidance.htm If you would like to link to this page, please do so using the link above only. If you'd like to download a Word or PDF version of this text, please click on the above link.   -- Best wishes, Jodi Bassett -- The Hummingbirds' Foundation for M.E. http://www.hfme.org/ "People's ability to detoxify certain substances is as unique as...
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Nuclear plant boss breaks down crying, admits radiation levels deadly

Overwhelmed: Tokyo Electric Power Company Managing Director Akio Komiri cries as he leaves after a press conference in Fukushima
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ME findings an insult to victims

Belfast Telegraph Wednesday, 16 March 2011 We as an ME patients' organisation must protest at the waste of £5m of public money by a group of psychologists and psychiatrists.   They have spent this amount in six years finding that increasing exercise is good for sick and exhausted ME patients and that they can be talked out of illness by cognitive behaviour therapy. To sufferers, this survey is a preposterous and expensive insult. ME leaves 25% of its victims bed bound for life. Neurologists and virologists must pursue the findings of the Whittemore-Peterson Institute, which found ME patients to be carrying the retrovirus XMRV. This charity has raised over £9,000 for research and it is a scandal that patients have to fund research into their own illness. Derek Peters NI Campaign for ME/CDS Healthcare   Read more: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/opinion/letters/me-findings-an-insult-to-victims-15115562.html#ixzz1GsEyXWPg

 

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Best 8 emergency preparedness maps: Nuclear fallout, Pa. earthquakes

by  Deborah Dupre Human Rights Examiner March 16th, 2011 7:26 pm ET   The maps live linked below are updated regularly so the public can easily see the Pacific jet stream that carries fallout from Japan and seismic activity circling clockwise around the Pacific Ring of Fire. Some experts say California coast is ripe to be next for a mega-quake, coinciding with an unusual full moon on March 18 and other unique magnetic pull through March 27. Such natural phenomena can be enhanced with HAARP and scalar technology.  Animation of Pacific Jet Stream Analyses: http://squall.sfsu.edu/scripts/jetstream_modelsml.html Northern Hemisphere: http://squall.sfsu.edu/gif/jetstream_norhem_00.gif Animated: http://squall.sfsu.edu/scripts/nhemjetstream_model.html Animated Jet Stream with IR satellite:  http://squall.sfsu.edu/scripts/jetsat_model.html Forecast - Jet Stream Eastern Pacific and Western North America: http://squall.sfsu.edu/scripts/jetstream_modelsml_fcst.html   Jet Stream Analyses and Forecasts at 300 mb: http://squall.sfsu.edu/crws/jetstream.html  Meltdowns And Jet Stream Map To The US: http://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=leuren+moret&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8 Seismic Activity: http://www.iris.edu/seismon/     Continue reading on Examiner.com: Best 8 emergency preparedness maps: Nuclear fallout, Pa. earthquakes - National Human Rights | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/human-rights-in-national/best-8-emergency-preparedness-maps-nuclear-fallout-pa-earthquakes?CID=examiner_alerts_article#ixzz1GrtE5FDc...
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Causes of Eczema

from Eczema Natural Healing   To understand why eczema develops and how to find a cure for it, you have to understand and deal with the root causes of this potentially serious skin disease:  http://eczema-natural-healing.com/causes-of-eczema.html...
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The Spoon Theory

  Please take the time to read Christine Miserandino’s personal story and analogy of what it is like to live with sickness or disability:    http://www.butyoudontlooksick.com/articles/written-by-christine/the-spoon-theory-written-by-christine-miserandino/

 

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Large Hadron Collider could be world’s first time machine

Posted on March 16, 2011 by Beyond The Curtain   David Salisbury Vanderbilt University   If the latest theory of Tom Weiler and Chui Man Ho is right, the Large Hadron Collider– the world’s largest atom smasher that started regular operation last year – could be the first machine capable of causing matter to travel backwards in time: http://beyondthecurtain.wordpress.com/2011/03/16/large-hadron-collider-could-be-world’s-first-time-machine/

 

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Meltdown in Japan: Is Potassium Iodide Enough?

by Dr. John C. Lowe March 16, 2011 Yesterday evening, Tuesday, March 15, 2011, the Chicago Tribune and the Associated Press[1] released interesting consumer news related to the nuclear crisis in Japan: http://www.drlowe.com/emailnewsletter/3.16.2011/3.16.11.htm#Children

 

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Gluten Sensitivity Increases the Risk for Asthma

from the Gluten Free Society February 28, 2011 A new study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology finds a connection between asthma and celiac disease: http://www.glutenfreesociety.org/gluten-free-society-blog/gluten-sensitivity-increases-the-risk-for-asthma/

 

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Clues to Gluten Sensitivity

The Wall Street Journal   Health Journal - March 15, 2011 by Melinda Beck Lisa Rayburn felt dizzy, bloated and exhausted. Wynn Avocette suffered migraines and body aches. Stephanie Meade's 4-year-old daughter had constipation and threw temper tantrums: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704893604576200393522456636.html

 

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Tinnitus: Is This What Happens When the Brain's Gatekeeper Breaks Down?

from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders   Why some people with hearing loss develop tinnitus—a buzzing or ringing sound in the ears in the absence of any real sound—and others don’t has puzzled scientists for years: http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/news/releases/11/031611.htm

 

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Sanctuary Retreat and Survival Center

by Dr. Mark Sircus on 16 March 2011 (Life Rafts for The Japanese) Our Sanctuary project is a land ark. Noah built his to weather the rain and sea and I built mine in the interior highlands of Brazil. Before the nuclear disaster in Japan started I wrote the following for this presentation of my Sanctuary for my loyal readers: http://blog.imva.info/world-affairs/sanctuary-retreat-survival-center

 

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Trading Chicken Pox for Shingles? Vax Induced Disease Creates Demand for New Vax?

By Teresa Conrick To read this article please click onto the below web link: http://www.ageofautism.com/201 1/03/trading-chicken-pox-for-shingles-vax-induced-disease-creates-demand-for-new-vax.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed:+ageofautism+(AGE+OF+AUTISM%29&utm_content=Yahoo!+Mail

 

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CNM Tips For Good Health Naturally

  from the College of Naturopathic Medicine UK This time round it provides simple natural health tips for the below listed ailments: Mouth Ulcers Soften Up Dry Skin - Naturally Fight Cold Sores Ease Psoriasis DIY Flu Tonic Body Brushing! Hangover Remedy Soothe Irritated Skin Fight Off The Common Cold Fertility:  Are You Getting Enough Zinc? Cystitis Beat Sugar Cravings! Bad Breath Overacidity/Heartburn Constipated? No Fuss, Quick, Easy and Nutritious Meals for Babies Feeling Stressed? Try This 5 Minute Stress Buster! Soothe Teething Blues - with an Amber Necklace Hayfever   Please click onto the below web link:  http://www.naturopathy-uk.com/courses-eu/courses-health-tips

 

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A Theory of XMRV Creation

By Kent Heckenlively, Esq. To read this article please click onto the below web link: http://www.ageofautism.com/201 1/03/a-theory-of-xmrv-creation.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed:+ageofautism+(AGE+OF+AUTISM)&utm_content=Yahoo!+Mail

 

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A Natural History Study of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

    Rehabil Psychol. 2011 Feb;56(1):32-42. A natural history study of chronic fatigue syndrome. Jason LA, Porter N, Hunnell J, Brown A, Rademaker A, Richman JA. DePaul University. Abstract   Objective: There is a need for natural history chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) studies from random, community-based, multi-ethnic populations. Design: The present study examined the course of CFS from Wave 1 to Wave 2, which spanned over a ten year period of time, and, assessed whether socio-environmental and symptomatology factors were associated with CFS status over the ten year period. Results: There was relative stability over time on critical measures of disability, fatigue, support, optimism and coping over time. One cardinal symptoms of CFS, post-exertional malaise, best differentiated the CFS group from the others. By Wave 2, of the original group of 32 individuals diagnosed with CFS, 4 had died, and 24 were found and agreed to be re-evaluated, and of this group, 16 continued to have...
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Radiation Network: Depicting Environmental Radiation Levels Across The USA

Here is a grass roots website that monitors radiation levels in the U.S.   It updates with a browser update.   This is not an official government site. http://www.radiationnetwork.com/RadiationNetwork.htm...
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Nuclear explosion: Plutonium leak heads to N America 36 hrs - 10 days - National Human Rights

  by Deborah Dupre Human Rights Examiner   March 14th, 2011 3:47 pm ET It is confirmed that the latest nuclear facility unit that exploded today, Unit 3, is the one using MOX fuel containing and thus releasing plutonium, more deadly than that released from other nuclear units. Continue reading on Examiner.com: Nuclear explosion: Plutonium leak heads to N America 36 hrs - 10 days - National Human Rights | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/human-rights-in-national/nuclear-explosion-plutonium-leak-heads-to-n-america-36-hrs-10-days?CID=examiner_alerts_article#ixzz1GbdV0a4H

 

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Video of Dr. Jose Montoya speaking at Stanford University on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Uploaded by StanfordHospital on Mar 11, 2011 Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a disorder that causes extreme fatigue that is unchanged with rest and which interferes with one's ability to attend to daily activities. It is often accompanied with an array of symptoms that can include muscle pain, memory problems, headaches, pain in multiple joints, sleep problems, sore throat and tender lymph nodes. Since other illnesses can cause similar symptoms, CFS is hard to diagnose. Dr. Montoya discusses CFS and current research regarding diagnosis and treatment and the possible CFS-infection connection: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Riybtt6SChU The Stanford CFS website: http://chronicfatigue.stanford.edu/

 

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'Emergency Action Alert': Michael Ruppert: 'Brace for Fallout'

March 13th, 2011 12:39 pm ET Deborah Dupre Human Rights Examiner   Please click onto the below weblink to read this latest update: http://www.examiner.com/human-rights-in-national/emergency-action-alert-michael-ruppert-brace-for-fallout?CID=examiner_alerts_article

 

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Japanese Nuclear Power Plant is Spiraling Out of Control!

Dr. Michio Kaku on March 12, 2011, 1:49 PM To read this article and also watch a short video please click onto the below weblink: http://bigthink.com/ideas/31595...
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Metabolic Temperature Graphs

by cheeseslave on June 1, 2008 To read this article in full please click onto the below weblink, which also includes a weblink to Dr. Rind's website.  Dr Rind's information is highly valued by many patients in relation to their thyroid and adrenals: http://www.cheeseslave.com/2008/06/01/metabolic-temperature-graphs/

 

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Confused By Laboratory Tests and Associated Medical Terms?

A great source of information is Lab Tests Online, but don't forget to first click onto your country's flag,  so that you can view the laboratory tests as applicable to your country of residence: http://www.labtestsonline.org/index.html...
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Interactive Spine

by Chiro One Roll your mouse over any of the vertebrae in the human spine (found by clicking onto the below weblink) to learn how each vertebrae is connected to certain areas and functions of your body, and how a subluxation of that vertebrae can cause you health problems: http://www.chiroone.net/library/index.html

 

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    Looks like the link is wrong or the page has been moved. You can now find the Interactive Spine page at [url]http://www.chiroone.n
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Ferritin, Iron and Hypothyroidism

by Janie Patient Advocate and Author of "Stop The Thyroid Madness"   Ferritin, Iron and Hypothyroidism A large body of thyroid patients have been surprised to discover that being hypothyroid also results in having low Ferritin, or storage iron. Ferritin is an iron-storage protein which keeps the iron in a dissolvable and usable state, making the iron non-toxic to cells around it.  So when Ferritin is measured via a blood test, it is basically measuring the iron you have tucked away for safe use. Why is measuring storage iron important? To find out more please click onto the below weblink: http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/ferritin/

 

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Hashimoto's Disease Can Affect Quality of Life Even When Thyroid Is Normal

by Mary Shomon Patient advocate and Author March 7, 2011 New research published in the journal Thyroid has shown that Hashimoto's thyroiditis, an autoimmune disease and the most common cause of hypothyroidism -- an underactive thyroid -- in the U.S., has an effect on quality of life. Specifically, the study found that even when the thyroid levels are "normal," Hashimoto's thyroiditis can increase symptoms and reduce the quality of life: http://thyroid.about.com/b/2011/03/07/hashimotos-thyroid.htm?nl=1

 

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Hypochlorhydria - Lack of Stomach Acid - Can Cause Lots of Problems

by Dr Sarah Myhill  M.B.  B.S. Hypochlorhydria arises when the stomach is unable to produce hydrochloric acid. It is a greatly overlooked cause of problems: http://www.drmyhill.co.uk/wiki/Hypochlorhydria_-_lack_of_stomach_acid_-_can_cause_lots_of_problems --------------------------------------------------------- by Cathy Wong, ND, CNS  - Alternative Medicine Hypochlorhydria Screening Quiz Low Stomach Acid Assessment: http://altmedicine.about.com/library/weekly/bl_quiz_hypochlorhydria.htm

 

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PACE trial aftermath: ME Association writes to the Science Media Centre

MAY BE REPOSTED MEA letter to Science Media Centre regarding press coverage of the PACE trial results PACE trial aftermath: ME Association writes to the Science Media Centre by tonybritton on March 10, 2011 The following email has been sent today to Fiona Fox (Director) and Helen Jamison (Senior Press Officer) at the Science Media Centre. Dear Ms Fox and Ms Jamison The ME Association has a number of concerns about the way in which the Science Media Centre is dealing with the subject of ME/CFS and presenting it to the media. There is a wide spectrum of medical opinion as to what causes this condition and how it should be managed. However, this is not being reflected in the views of the ‘medical experts’ you choose to go to when an ME/CFS research paper appears. The most recent example is the SMC press release - http://www.sciencemediacentre.org/pages/press_releases/11-02-17_cfsme_trial.htm – covering publication...
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Metabolic Syndrome: An Integrative Approach

by David Stewart M.D. Please click onto the below weblink to read in full: http://wellness.med.miami.edu/documents/Metabolic Syndrome (Stewart).pdf
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Thyroid Disease 8 Risks And 8 Causes

By Elaine Savard The thyroid, a butterfly shaped gland wrapped around the windpipe, is located in the neck behind and below the Adams apple. It is labelled as the "master" gland because of its many functions in the body such as producing key hormones, regulating body temperature, and managing metabolism. This gland has the only cells in the body that can absorb iodine which it combines with the amino acid tyrosine to produce the hormones triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4). Thyroid disease is one of the most common, misdiagnosed disease, and symptoms are often overlooked. Women's risks of developing a thyroid condition is seven times greater than men. A women also has a one in five chance of developing problems with this gland in her lifetime. What are some of the causes of thyroid disease: Radiation treatment that was used to treat acne, on the tonsils, adenoids, lymph nodes and...
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Thyroid Nutrition

By Nikolas Hedberg The Thyroid Diet If you have a thyroid problem, the way you should eat is very similar to that of an individual who does not have a thyroid issue. Organic foods contain fewer amounts of chemicals and pesticides and can have a negative effect on the thyroid gland. The main goals of a thyroid diet are those which remove any stress from the thyroid gland itself and any systems that may be affecting the thyroid gland. The first major priority in eating to have a healthy thyroid is to make sure you do not have blood sugar swings. This requires consistent eating throughout the day of high-quality protein at every meal without eating too many carbohydrates. Remember that blood sugar swings not only affect the thyroid gland itself but also indirectly affect adrenal gland function which, as previously discussed, is highly connected to thyroid physiology. The ideal...
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Fatigue

by Dr Sarah Myhill MB BS Fatigue is the commonest symptom experienced by people and the worst treated symptom by conventional medicine. This is why this section is so large! Chronic fatigue syndrome is a particularly severe form of fatigue, but everyone, including trained athletes. can improve their energy levels, performance and efficiency by applying the principles in this section. As we age we all develop fatigue - again applying all these principles helps us to slow the normal ageing process. As always the starting point is The general approach to maintaining and restoring good health. The bolt on extras for fatigue include diet and fermenting gut (fuel in the tank), sleep (regular service time), mitochondrial function (the engine of your car), hypothyroidism (the accelerater pedal) adrenal function (the gear box), detoxing (catalytic converter and exhaust pipe), methylation cycle (tool box) Edge Effect (driver of the car) etc. People ofeten...
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Hormonal Problems

by Dr Sarah Myhill MB BS The commonest hormonal problems I see in everyday clinical practice are thyroid disorders and adrenal problems. Using a car analogy, if the body represents a car, the thyroid gland is the accelerator pedal and the adrenal gland the gearbox. We are seeing an epidemic of hypothyroidism, which I guess is a combination of iodine deficiency and toxic stress (from fluorides, bromides, pesticide, heavy metal accumulations and possibly radiation). Borderline hypothyroidism is treated very badly in UK for a very simple reason. The population reference range as established by laboratories is not the same thing as one's personal normal range. Once this idea is accepted then the rationale for using thyroid hormones as I do falls into place and the scientific evidence underpinning this is given in the Position statement for prescribing thyroid hormones (to be finalised and published by the British Society for Ecological...
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Thyroid: Hear Dr. John C. Lowe Tell His Thyroid Story

Now you can know for sure that you're not alone.Dr. Lowe has been there, and his story brings understanding: http://r20.rs6. net/tn.jsp? llr=tchik4bab& et=1104077937623 &s=4834&e= 001Q2bSi_ NcjEfXERXgjr79tm 86pSF8LwSaf0l_ u8_6YqlFSHT2WOpW erW7Lg1fY6Z_ S61f35m0hW1THbau Gkq0AQ4oZM5K2bZ1 TvHULKsK2mk52jGU QiMKEjNTFw792sr1 nMtMMxc5jX55WMS- to3ljQ==...
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Reverse T3 and Thyroid Resistance - Other Imbalances

The body is a complex chemical factory with lots of interactions. Imbalances in the ratios of these trace elements can cause lots of problems with similar symptoms. In particular :- Iron (and not just Ferritin) (heavily updated 10/10) Adrenals (heavily updated 10/10) Electrolytes Vitamin D Most people in the Western world have low levels of this important Vitamin, This is an External link discussing this. (New 10/10) Vitamin B12, an external link talking about this (New 10/10) A posting from the list about B12 Here's where I learned all I know about B12 deficiency: http://forums.wrongdiagnosis.com/showthread.php?t=9948&page=1447 I highly recommend you join wrongdiagnosis and participate in this conversation thread (it's turned into a support group). That your serum B12 dropped so quickly might be a bit suspicious. There's a possibility that you are predisposed to a genetic sort of problem with B12 deficiency, something to do with autoimmune. Easy to deal with,...
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