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Posts by Ilya Skolnikoff

The Million Women Study Fact Sheet

By on Feb 6, 2015 in Allergies, blog, Cancer, Hormones, Labs, Plants, Uncategorized, Women | 0 comments

Here I will summarize the blog post below.  There is a study that was done with a million women in England and what has been concluded is that hormone replacement therapy (HRT) causes cancer.  It is conclusive; end of summary.  Feel free to read through the post below for more details.    The Million Women Study was a national study of women’s health involving around one million UK women aged 50 and over. It was a collaborative project between Cancer Research UK and the National Health Service Breast Screening Program, with additional funding from the Medical Research Council, which aims to answer many outstanding questions about the factors affecting women’s health in this age group. The main focus of the study relates to the effects of hormone replacement therapy use, but the large size of the study means that a very broad range of health issues can be addressed. What was the Million Women Study investigating? The Million Women Study investigated how various reproductive and lifestyle factors affect women’s health. In particular, the study looked at how hormone replacement therapy affects a woman’s breasts and other aspects of her health. Other factors that were investigated were diet, childbirth, breastfeeding, vitamin and mineral supplement use, oral contraceptive use and family history of illness. Who took part in the study? Women were invited to join the Million Women Study when they received their invitation to attend breast screening at one of 66 participating NHS Breast Screening Centers in the UK. At these centers, women received a study questionnaire with their invitation, which they were asked to complete and return at the time of screening. Around 70%of those attending the program returned questionnaires and agreed to take part in the study—this excellent response means that over 1 in 4 women in the UK in the target age group participated in the study. It also means that the Million Women Study is the largest stufy of its kind in the world. Who is involved in conducting the study? The Million Women Study is a nationwide study coordinated by experienced researchers based in Oxford. Funds for the study have been provided by Cancer Research UK, the National Health Service Breast Screening Program and Medical...

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Hormones and Hormone Labs

By on Dec 24, 2014 in Hormones, Labs, Women | 0 comments

Since I specialize in helping women with hormonal imbalances and people who have difficulty with their thyroid gland. I thought I would take the time to discuss hormones just a bit. Hormones exert a powerful influence over all physical, intellectual and emotional behavior. Problems with weight, memory, sleep, digestion, blood pressure, high cholesterol, cravings, addictions, sexual dysfunctions, and problems associated with the immune system, are all influenced by the endocrine system. Endocrine problems lead to a wide spectrum of symptoms that in most cases can be reversed using natural methods like those therapies used at Triad Of Health Family Healing Center. A primary marker of the aging process in both men and women is a reduction in normal hormone levels which is responsible in large part for infertility, decreased energy and muscle strength, loss of libido, depression, mood swings, inability to cope, and an increase in the symptoms of PMS and menopause. Research has shown that the use of natural hormone replacement might benefit a person over a short period of time. However, one needs to be careful when using hormone replacement therapy because any hormone used causes a biofeedback mechanism that leads to the body making less of the hormone being replaced. For example, if bio-identical estradiol is given to a woman, it causes cell receptor sites throughout the body to become more sensitive to estradiol due to the increase of estradiol in the blood. The increased cell receptor site sensitivity then causes the woman’s body to make less of the estradiol. The image below shows the receptor site which has received a hormone.  The receptor site is now temporarily “full” and cannot receive any more hormones.  The receptor site has become more “sensitive” to the hormone that it has received. Here we see a number of different glands that all work together synergistically like a very well harmonized and conducted orchestra.  Every player has its part to do.  If one of the glands is playing our of tune then this will affect all of the other glands.  This is why even relatively small hormonal imbalances can have major symptoms.  If the lab work done is not specific enough to reveal exactly what the hormonal (endocrine) imbalance is...

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Blood Labs – Confusion

By on Sep 24, 2014 in Cancer, Labs, Uncategorized | 0 comments

      There have been lots of interesting things happening lately in the world of health and in the world in general.  We are faced with far more confusion than we have faced at any other time in history.  In the midst of all of this confusion the new iPhone 6 is coming out this week – as though it will somehow solve all of our problems to have a bigger, badder, sleeker, faster, more powerful, and smarter phone. Many young people will purchase a $100 case for their phone, but they are having unprotected sex because they never learned the value of spending a few dollars on some type of safe birth control.  I suppose this brings me to my next subject – health.            For whatever reason, many people are not very motivated about their health and have never even considered the value of being and staying healthy.  They spend money for vacations to Hawaii and on cars and stereos and meals out at nice restaurants as well as private school, skiing, private tennis lessons, pianos, piano lessons, clothing and all sorts of interesting things but very little time and money on their health which is far more important than anything else.  Really, the only thing that could compare to one’s health in level of importance are our relationships and the love experienced between two or more people.  Isn’t love a part of healing?  Isn’t love a part of health?            Today I was in the middle of conducting a Report Of Findings for one of my new patients and it sort of dawned upon me how crazy our “health care” system really is.  I know you have heard many of these clichés over and over and over again; and the reason why you have heard them so many times is because they are true.  I cannot tell you how many times I have had patients go to their medical doctor seeking support and help with their health only to do a blood lab that checks for pathology, that reveals pathology, and then be told that there are not any positive findings on the lab.  I don’t know if you realize this if you are reading this but blood labs do not ever reflect GOOD HEALTH of a patient.  The only thing revealed when positive findings are found...

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Wheat and Corn and Soy and Beans

By on Sep 3, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

This entire blog post comes from Noelle Thomas, N.D. and also Dan Jackowiak NC, HHP.  None of this information is my own material.  Nothing here may be printed out or reproduced in any way.  There are no permissions granted.  Of course, you may direct people to this blog post should you choose to.     Grains Are Not Suggested on the Candida Diet and there is a Good Reason Why Let’s be direct here, people are addicted to grains.  We will get to that in a minute.  People often want to know why it is recommended that they avoid eating grains.  They are especially curious about wheat.  The reason why it is a great idea to avoid grains is because there is a direct connection between grains and Candida yeast infections. We will be addressing this matter here.  The goal here is clarity and understanding.  Because so many patients want to know about other grains besides just wheat, we will be addressing these other grains also.  In addition, we will also talk about beans. A little bit more than 10,000 years ago we lived as hunter-gatherers killing our food and gathering plant foods that we were able to eat.  We ate plenty of meat.  In fact, our diets were primarily composed of meat. At this time, our plant foods were fresh and we ate about 150 different kinds of plants.  There is a great book called, “Wild Edible Plants of the Western United States.”  There are 302 plants listed in this book that are edible.  This gives one an idea of the extraordinary variety of “produce” available to eat in ancient times.  Fresh plant foods are dense in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.  Today we only call certain types of produce organic but at that time everything was organic.  These plants greatly nourished our bodies.  We were well nourished and did not have most of the chronic diseases that people now suffer from today.  In fact, there is no record of any bone disease prior to 10,000 years ago. The plants were high in fiber and we mostly ate the plants raw.  We picked them every few days as needed.  Some of them we may have cooked and some of them we didn’t.  We ate plants in this fashion for about 2 million years.  In fact, some  cultures...

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