Category Archives: Diseases of aging

Coronary problems, eye disease and homocysteine levels.

Homocysteine is a naturally occurring amino acid that is a breakdown product of the essential amino acid methionine. If your levels are high you may be at risk for coronary problems, cancer, deep vein thrombosis, stroke, kidney disease, hypothyroidism and reduced physical performance in older women. High levels also have been linked to aging eye disease such as macular degeneration, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy.

Normally homocysteine is converted into a harmless amino, cysteine or back into methionine but gluten sensitivity may increase the buildup and thwart its normal conversion. The usual problem is low B vitamins and low folate (B9)* which helps homocysteine normalize as well low levels of B6 and B12. Since stomach acid is required to produce B12 and adequate folic acid absorption, the aging body may suffer because they have reduced stomach acid. Also if you use acid-blocking heartburn drugs to reduce stomach acid that will affect your ability to process the B vitamins.

Routine blood tests can confirm B vitamin deficiencies but you should also ask to have your homocysteine levels checked. If low and if you have stomach acid problems you may want to supplement.

*folic acid is the synthetic version of  folate… not as good.

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Powerful personal story on domestic abuse and mental illness

This is a powerful new story told by the daughter of a women who suffered from domestic abuse, attempted suicide and incarceration in a mental institution. This book was written from the perspective of the mother and takes us through her emotional lifetime of trauma. I edited it and was totally engulfed in the tragedy and surprised at the ending. It is worth reading if you or anyone you know has been involved in the fear and sadness of a domestic situation or who has faced suicide or mental illness. I learned a lot and am much more empathetic for those who undergo this mental dysfunction. It will be out in February 2019.

Link to the book for pre-publishing purchase: Click Here

The Shattered Oak by Sherry Genga

A once vibrant oak tree in her yard began dying, voicing cries of help through its dead leaves and moss-covered branches. Inside the house Barbara too was in crisis, the recipient of her husband’s anger and rage. As time passes Barbara can no longer stay strong. While she deals with her own demons, the oak too weakens. Based on a true story, this woman takes us inside her emotionally charged existence, letting us feel the anguish of domestic abuse, divorce, attempted suicides, and incarceration in a mental institution. A savior finally unravels the mystery surrounding her dysfunctional mental state and leads her on the path to recovery. This book is a must-read for anyone going through domestic abuse or depression, or family members who are trying to make sense out of the situation.

This is an excellent book. We, as physicians, must always question that the obvious answer may not be correct. Medicine is a career of learning, unlearning, and learning anew as new diseases and cures are discovered. We should never avoid questioning a diagnosis or treatment as was well demonstrated by this book. –Mark Tuttle, MD

Zach Bush MD on autism, cancer, dementia, etc and gut connection

Great interview on disease based on gut problems and the cause that came from a change in our body when we started using pesticides (specifically glyphosate better known as Roundup)…. Amazing how many explosions of cancer, autism, MS, etc happened just after we started using toxic pesticides on our lawns and gardens!

If you only have time for a little segment listen from minute :33 to :40  and learn about the effects on the body and how we are destroying our cells ability to communicate. In an experiment he showed how quickly a cancer cell formed after removing the electron gap which facilitates cellular communication.

*click skip ad about ketosis to get to the video

Got stress? Try an adaptogen.

Our current lifestyles produce multiple scenarios where stress can develop. Even if you don’t think you are uptight, your body may be reacting making you tired, irritable, and lowering your immune response. In order for an herb to be considered an adaptogen it must be non-toxic to the body, increase the body’s resistance to all kinds of stressors including chemical, emotional and physical, and it would provide a normalizing effect without side-effects.

Adaptogenic herbs must also be capable of re-regulating the pituitary and adrenal systems which control our flight or fight response. When these glands recognize a ‘threat’ they release hormones such as cortisol or adrenaline. When the stress becomes chronic these hormones become pervasive. Adaptogens help to balance adrenal function by supporting the adrenals, thus counteracting the effects of the stressor.

Ashwagandha is a well-know adaptogen that contains withanolides that boosts resistance to fatigue and stress. Another herb, Rhodiola rosea includes salidrosides and the compounds rosavin, rosin and rosarin that are responsible for the stress-reducing effects and like ashwagandha moderates cortisol levels. Deer antler velvet is considered to be a natural adaptogen, restoring homeostasis to an unbalanced body by helping where it is needed. In addition to helping reduce stress and support normal cortisol levels, deer velvet works to support the body processes that help reduce pain and inflammation in joints and has been used for 2000 years in Asia as a treatment for menopausal symptoms.  Holy Basil is also an herb that has cortisol-mitigating action and is used frequently for adrenal fatigue although long-term use is not recommended for people on blood thinning drugs or who are being treated for blood sugar issues such as diabetics.                                                                                                            Link to Velvet Antler Click Here

Link to Rhodiola Click Here

 

How does fiber help prevent cancer?

Fiber is the super sponge in the body. When the liver processes carcinogenic toxins out of the blood they end up in the gut. In order to completely eliminate them from the body, something in the gut must absorb them. Enter: fiber!

If you eat sugar, white rice and starchy carbs you will not be able to facilitate this absorption. No sponges will be available to bind up the toxins which will then be reabsorbed. This means they will end up in circulation all over again doubling your carcinogenic exposure. Increased fiber can intercede and help remove them properly.

Fruit is a great fiber food with raspberries and pears being at the top of the list. Or you can add whole wheat pasta, barley, bran flakes and oats to your diet. Split peas, lentils and black beans are chock full of fiber as are artichokes and broccoli. Almonds are a high fiber nut and Two tablespoons of flaxseed provide about six grams of fiber and opposed to 1/4 cup of black beans to get the same amountWomen should try to eat at least 21 to 25 grams of fiber a day, while men should aim for 30 to 38 grams a day.

To facilitate a better working liver to help process those carcinogens out, you can take a potent curcumin supplement and also use milk thistle which also helps suppress the growth of blood vessels that feed cancer tumors.

For a good cancer preventive supplement that includes curcumin and medicinal mushrooms visit www.jivasupplements.org 

Re-hydration and cancer therapy.

I excerpted parts of this article with permission from the Mesothelioma info site. I felt it was really good information. Click here for the whole article

Dehydration occurs when the body is losing more fluids than it is taking in, with the result being a diminished ability for organs to carry out their normal functions. Being dehydrated means more than just losing fluid; it also means not having enough electrolytes, the minerals and ions that are carried in body fluids and that are so important for proper functioning of the body. Good hydration plays an important role in good health generally, but also in preventing cancer and in recovering comfortably from treatment for mesothelioma and other types of cancers.

Electrolytes are mineral ions, meaning minerals that have an electrical charge. They are dissolved in bodily fluids and are transported throughout the body where they play important roles in various functions of the body. Examples of electrolytes include potassium, magnesium, sodium, and calcium. You get electrolytes from your food and some of the fluids you drink.

Dehydration can cause an electrolyte imbalance, which can lead to a number of complications if not reversed. In cancer patients, a particular type of electrolyte imbalance is very serious: hypercalcemia. This is an excessive amount of calcium in the blood, and it can become an emergency situation. Hypercalcemia is a risk in cancer patients, particularly in lung cancer patients. Symptoms include vomiting, constipation, stomach pain, fatigue, lethargy, confusion, dry mouth, irregular heartbeat, and coma.

Any general type of electrolyte imbalance in cancer patients may cause symptoms such as muscle spasms, numbness, weakness, confusion and lethargy, twitching muscles, changes in blood pressure, irregular heartbeat and convulsions. It may also cause bone and nervous system disorders and seizures.

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Menopausal reduction of hormones and resulting symptoms.

Going through menopause for some women can be a breeze. But, for the rest of us when our hormone levels are dropping, we can get symptoms. A deficiency of one hormone can trigger a relative excess of another and result in common imbalances such as:

Estrogen dominance or low progesterone can result in mood swings, migraines, fat gain in hips and thighs. Low estrogen or fluctuations of estrogen
t can trigger hot flashes, night sweats, palpitations, foggy thinking, memory lapse & vaginal dryness. Low testosterone or DHEA may lead to decreases in bone or muscle mass, metabolism, energy, strength, stamina, exercise tolerance & libido.

High cortisol (produced by the adrenals as a reaction to stressors which could include hormone imbalance) results in insomnia, anxiety, sugar cravings, feeling tired but wired and  increased belly fat, whereas low cortisol causes chronic fatigue, low energy, food and sugar cravings, poor exercise tolerance or recovery & low immune reserves.

Changes in estrogen and progesterone levels can impact neurotransmitter levels. For instance, a drop in estrogen can result in a drop in serotonin which is you feel good neurotransmitter resulting in more depression or feeling of anxiety.  Changes in estrogen levels can also lead to thyroid symptoms like slowed metabolism and always feeling cold. In fact, many women experiencing menopause will be diagnosed with hypothyroidism.

A simple saliva test can determine your levels and a good naturopath can suggest supplements that may alleviate those conditions. You can also take velvet antler which is the tonic used in Asia for menopause that helps correct hormone imbalances. See the website www.4EasyMenopause.com

Cellular Rejuvenation book download – no charge.

How to Live Longer with Cellular Rejuvenation
Nutrients that can lessen the aging process and improve cellular health.

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cellularrejuvencvrIt’s a symptom of old age! How many times have we heard that said when we develop aches and pains. Old age isn’t what it used to be – people are living longer and staying active into their eighties or beyond. If you want to be one of those healthy individuals you must read this book.

Discover:
• What can slow down cellular aging
• How to maintain cognitive health
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• Powerful antioxidants and free-radical fighters
• Botanicals that guard against disease
• Medicinal foods
• The biology of weight control
• Help for joint and muscle rejuvenation
• How to reduce Candida and support digestion
• Compounds that delay aging and support DNA

Scientific evidence supports the information presented in this book with many studies proving the efficacy of the natural compounds described. This compilation of extensive research will motivate you towards lifestyle changes you can begin when you are young, lengthening your road to longevity.

By Nina Anderson, C.NLP, SPN   and edited by Joe Coco

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What Turns Cancer Cells On?

cancercellAccording to the American Cancer Society 18% of cancers are caused by infection, 23% caused by obesity, 41% environmental and only 5% because of genetics. So if our lifestyles can create the environment inside our bodies to make a happy home for cancer what can we do about it?

We have delved into this a little more on our video blog ” Click Here ” but we’ll give you a few tips here. You must detox your body, especially the colon. Certain herbs can help clean you out such as psyllium, buckthorne, slippery elm, humid acid and casgara. You can also do an olive oil lemon juice cleanse and you can search the Internet to find one of these treatment that works for you. You also must make sure you have a good supply of friendly bacteria in the colon and if you eat poorly or have had chemotherapy, many of those will have been destroyed. You need to repopulate them through a good probiotic supply that contains an assortment of the friendly critters. Our suggestion to check out is: PlusBiotic which can be found by clicking here and then click learn more and select from the product drop down menu to read about it.

Keeping the lymph clean also is a must as it is the main filter for abnormal cells. Herbs that are found in the Essiac tincture available at health food stores are a good way to do this. There are more tips for urinary cleanse and parasite cleanse on the video so check it out. www.AntiAgingLadyNews.com

Tips for cancer prevention

We are doing a video blog series on www.AntiAgingLadyNews.com about cancer prevention. This is an excerpt from the first session. There is no charge… Please visit our video blog site to access the information.

cancecauseEveryone has cancer floating in their body. It’s the function of our toxic world and our lifestyles. Our body has cool cells called T-cells that take out cells that don’t look normal to them. Unfortunately sometimes they get confused by the cloaking put on by the cancer cell and don’t do their job. Cancer has main stem cells and daughter cells. If our immune system is strong we can handle the normal amount of cancer cells, but if we don’t do the right things our immune system will go on vacation and cancer will have a field day reproducing. Chemo kills the daughter cancer cells but the cancer stem cell sits there fat and healthy impervious to the drug. So – if you want to prevent the proliferation of your resident cancer cells and prevent tumors so and don’t want to get to the stage where you have to resort to chemo, you can try adding polyphenols to your diet. This interacts with the genes and works on the cancer stem cells weakening them so your immune system can find them and the T-cells can zap them. –  more about what polyphenols are on our video blog.

The polyphenols are concentrated in nutritional liquid formula (Daily Metrix) that a friend introduced me to, because I don’t have to take a bazillion vitamin pills anymore… just this one ounce a day liquid gives me everything I need… enzymes, minerals, polyphenols, essential fatty acids, protein, bioflavonoids, joint helpers, heart helpers, fruit, veggies – and its non GMO!                                                     check it out: www.longlifenews.com