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The Million Women Study Fact Sheet

Posted by on 8:03 am 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 Research Council. The Million Women Study was officially launched in 1997 and now involves over 60 National Health Service Breast Screening Centers nationwide. Thanks to staff working on the study and the enthusiasm of women throughout the UK, the study has now finished recruiting and 1.3 million women are taking part in the study. First results on breast cancer and HRT use: Follow-up of over 1 million women in the Million Women Study has confirmed findings from other recent studies that women currently using HRT are more likely to develop breast cancer than those who are not using HRT. Past users are not at increased risk. (The author of this blog does not necessarily agree with this statement despite the results of the study.) The Million Women Study was able to show that this effect is substantially greater for combined (estrogen – progestin) HRT than for estrogen-only HRT; and that the effects were similar for all specific types and doses of estrogen and progestin, for oral, transdermal and implanted HRT, and for continuous and sequential patterns of use. Current users...

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Hormones and Hormone Labs

Posted by on 7:32 pm in Female Hormone Imbalances | 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 then many Medical Doctors deny that there is even an imbalance.  What is even more absurd is that they try to find imbalanced hormone findings on labs that will never show an imbalance even if the imbalance were there.  For example, the active (free) sex and longevity hormones that actually create physiologic changes in the body travel in the lymph system, not in the blood.  But for many years many in the medical profession insist on checking for these hormones in the blood.  It is absurd.  There may occasionally be some small piece of useful information that can be gleaned from checking the hormones in the blood, but the majority of the time the labs are nearly useless.  What is even more ridiculous is that insurance companies rarely, if ever, cover the costs of the really helpful saliva labs.  Instead, they only want to pay for the cost of expensive and useless blood labs.  What is even more obnoxious and disturbing is that the medical profession is constantly trying to convince the public that the saliva labs are useless when some...

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10 Hormone Myths

Posted by on 7:27 pm in Female Hormone Imbalances | 0 comments

“We put drugs of which we know little, into our bodies of which we know less, to cure diseases of which we know nothing at all.” – Voltaire Hormonal issues are often misdiagnosed and mistreated. I would like to use this newsletter to inform you of the common misconceptions associated with hormones and what you can do to protect yourself. If you would like to learn more about hormones and holistic health you can click on this link below to listen to a radio show that Dr. Skolnikoff recently did. http://www.kpfa.org/archive/id/86262 Hormones are similar to the lock and key system. The lock is the receptor site and the key is the hormone. Once a lock has a key in it, it is no longer possible to put any more keys into that lock until the key is removed or the lock is changed. The hormone has an R end (receptor end) and an E end (enzyme end). The R end fits precisely into the cell receptor and unlocks the cell’s metabolic door to initiate action. The E end fits precisely with protein molecules called enzymes that transform the hormone into another hormone, or into a metabolite for excretion.6 Many people have the false belief that if they have low levels of a certain hormone such as estrogen, that if they use hormone replacement therapy orally, lingually, or transdermally (swallowing, putting under the tongue, or applying a cream to the skin) that this will INCREASE their estrogen levels. The truth is that the exact opposite is what happens. Hormones are not nutritional supplements and so they cannot be supplemented. Hormones are either balanced or imbalanced. Hormones are powerful chemical messengers that affect nearly every cell in the body. Hormones can be compared to a well-orchestrated symphony. They are made in glands from which they are released directly into the blood stream. The main female hormone glands are known as the hypothalamus, pituitary, pineal, thyroid, parathyroids, adrenals, pancreas, ovaries and uterus. The music might be compared to the hormones themselves – produced/emitted by all of the different instruments – endocrine glands. The hypothalamus may be thought of as the composer and the pituitary as the conductor. The pineal gland is the metronome which keeps time. The thyroid, parathyroid, adrenals, pancreas, ovaries and uterus are all of the different musicians playing their instruments exactly as the pituitary signals them to.3,6 When bio-identical estrogen is introduced into the body from outside of the body (exogenous hormone therapy) it causes the hormone receptors of cells which receive the progesterone to close off and become insensitive to more exposure to estrogen. This is sometimes called “desensitization” of the receptor cell. This causes the body to make LESS estrogen because the body senses the newly introduced bio identical hormones in the blood and no longer needs as much of them as the receptor sites are now full. While this type of Hormone Replacement Therapy is needed in many cases, and Dr. Skolnikoff does use HRT with his patients whenever necessary, if this is done improperly or for too long of a period of time it can create terrible sounding music from a poorly conducted orchestra with all of the players playing out of tune.4, 6 This is what is known as hormone overdose. What is fascinating...

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Hormones and Hormone Labs

Posted by on 8:59 am 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 then many Medical Doctors deny that there is even an imbalance.  What is even more absurd is that they try to find imbalanced hormone findings on labs that will never show an imbalance even if the imbalance were there.  For example, the active (free) sex and longevity hormones that actually create physiologic changes in the body travel in the lymph system, not in the blood.  But for many years many in the medical profession insist on checking for these hormones in the blood.  It is absurd.  There may occasionally be some small piece of useful information that can be gleaned from checking the hormones in the blood, but the majority of the time the labs are nearly useless.  What is even more ridiculous is that insurance companies rarely, if ever, cover the costs of the really helpful saliva labs.  Instead, they only want to pay for the cost of expensive and useless blood labs.  What is even more obnoxious and disturbing is that the medical profession is constantly trying to convince the public that the saliva labs are useless when some...

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Plant and Animal and Human Truths.

Posted by on 1:36 am in blog, Plants | 0 comments

Amazing Plants Post by Smithsonian Channel. The Secret Life of Plants How Cows Could Repair the World This video is about Dr. Emoto and his work with water and...

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Blood Labs – Confusion

Posted by on 3:40 am 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 on a blood lab is that PATHOLOGY IS PRESENT.  This is the entire purpose of the blood lab.  If pathology is present then they like to monitor the pathology with the blood lab.  Remember that the focus here is still on pathology.  There are only a few rare exceptions to this.  There is a small minority of athletes who create dramatic changes on labs that makes the lab analysis look as though something is imbalanced.  Additionally, some conditions show imbalances in the body that have not yet reached a true disease state – for example, pre-diabetes is one of these conditions.  These blood labs do not look for health, longevity, vitality and normal vibrant function.  What they are searching for on the lab is pathology and disease and dysfunction.  Therefore, the only thing that they might find is what they are looking for: disease, dysfunction and pathology.  Just because there isn’t any disease, dysfunction and pathology found on your blood lab does not mean that you are disease, dysfunction and pathology free.  The ONLY thing that it means is that the lab was not SPECIFIC and ACCURATE enough to pick up and...

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Wheat and Corn and Soy and Beans

Posted by on 8:30 am 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 continue to consume plants in this fashion to this day.   Our digestive systems adapted to this meat and plant diet.  Everything changed 10,000 years ago when a few civilizations appeared as if from nowhere.  The Egyptians, the Mayans, the Incas, Babylon, and civilizations in China all began at about this time. With the advent of these cities came the practice of modern day agriculture or it could be the other way around. Which came first? It is difficult to say which came first but along with agriculture came cities and along with cities came agriculture. Through selective pollination and cultivation,  we figured out how to genetically engineer the wheat plant so it ended up with a soft-shell and would not fall off the stalk until we harvested it.  Previously, it had a hard shell and fell off the stalk on its own making it a  waste of time to try to eat or harvest. If you have ever seen the little baby corn on the cob you’re looking at ancient corn. We figured out how to engineer it to grow bigger so we could harvest...

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Hysterectomy: Power Morcellators

Posted by on 7:56 am in blog, Cancer, Women | 0 comments

    Hysterectomy is the second most common medical procedure in the United States.   Below here is an image of a large ovarian cancer: Power Morcellators are a device that are commonly used in hysterectomies.  As you know, a hysterectomy is done when a woman experiences a disease of her ovaries or uterus.  The ovaries and/or uterus are removed or sometimes both are removed.  When both are removed this is called a “total hysterectomy.”  It would probably be a better idea to discover what is causing a woman to have disease of her reproductive organs and glands and then treat the cause of the disease in order that the disease go away rather than cutting out the actual glands and/or organs in the hope or guise that this is somehow accomplishing something or ridding the body of the disease.  “Out of sight, out of mind.”  As you may remember when there was the Exxon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the procedure used was to add a dispersant to the oil in order to break it down.  This “dispersant” caused the oil to be less easily seen.  The only difficulty was that the dispersant was far, far more toxic than the oil itself.  Within just a few years later people all over the region started dying and fish could not be eaten.  But, the oil could not be seen: “out of sight, out of mind.”   The Power Morcellators are used to cut tissue into small pieces to be removed from the body.  The problem occurs when the targeted tissues carry undetected cancer, the cancer is then spread within the abdomen and pelvis. Many women are battling uterine cancer as result of Power Morcellators being used during their hysterectomies, and shockingly, the average life span following accidental morcellation of sarcoma is only 24–36 months.  This is not a good thing.  This is bad.  The Hypocratic Oath says: “First, Do No Harm.” Death is very harmful to the health.  We do not recommend death at Triad Of Health Family Healing Center.    Johnson and Johnson, a very large manufacturer of Power Morcellators issued a voluntary return of the device.  Despite a loss in business and sales, their company executives admitted that the procedure is too risky, and decided to permanently remove all existing devices from the market that they had manufactured.  So, tell your friends and family and relatives and all women you know everywhere about this horrific device and the amazing alternative that they can find at Triad Of Health Family Healing Center and other Functional Medicine practices who use Applied Clinical Nutrition.   Here are some interesting facts below:   By age 70, 1/3rd of American women will have had a hysterectomy 90% of hysterectomies are done to remove Fibroids (non-cancerous tumors found in the uterus).  Others are done to remove ovarian cysts and other growths in the reproductive pelvic organs. If a woman receives the power morcellator procedure while she unknowingly has an undiagnosed sarcoma, the average life span following accidental morcellation of the sarcoma is only 24-36 months. Only 15% of women who have leiomyosarcoma (LMS) that has spread (stage 4) will be alive after 5 years.  Of course, the power morcellator device spreads the Uterine and/or ovarian cancer.  Women with sarcoma who are morcellated...

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Allergies and Women’s Health

Posted by on 3:51 am in Allergies, Cancer, Women | 0 comments

          We now have a society that no longer makes sense.  I do my best to keep the blog posts focused on health, however, health encompasses all areas of life.  If we look at our government we see a great deal of sickness and disease – not just literally but metaphorically.  One of the greatest and most successful Free Enterprise governments ever to succeed on the planet is also deeply troubled.  The United States has troops in over 150 different countries.  Essentially, this means that the United States is at war with 150 different countries.  When Americans travel to Europe and elsewhere, often people from those countries are not happy with us.  I wonder why?  America is the only country to have used an atomic bomb during war time.  America is a lot like a modern day Roman Empire.  With all of the recent freedom limiting laws that have been created over the last 50 years, it seems unlikely that it is necessary for us to be at war with 150 different countries in order to protect our “freedom.”  In our society, successful actors and entertainers tend to get paid the most money whereas teachers and healers tend to get paid the least.  Does this not seem somewhat backwards to you?  Enormous corporations such as Monsanto have attempted to buy, brand, modify, take ownership over through patents, and market the food that we eat.  When smaller organic farmer’s end up with GMO pollens on their crops from the wind carrying the pollen there, they are sued by Monsanto for stealing their “patented” food technology.  Did we ever stop to consider whether or not the food should be altered?  Is the food that we eat – the produce that has naturally grown on the planet for the last 500,000 years – inherently defective?  No, of course not!  You can learn more about this subject in this book below:           Several weeks back I met a lady at the Downtown San Rafael Farmer’s Market who had an active growing tumor in her Parathyroid Gland.  The tumor had been there for quite some time.  I shared with her a little bit about what we do in the office and the amazing and awesome powerful therapies that we have readily available to shrink and eliminate these types of tumors from the body.  I just recently had a patient who was diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer come in and receive about 4 treatments and when an ultrasound was done on her thyroid gland they found that the tumor had shrunk by about 50%.  (This patient might be reading this blog post so I need to be accurate and careful about how I write up this post.)  This sort of thing happens in our office all of the time.  Going back to the example of the lady with the Parathyroid Tumor, I went over with her what we do and I also explained to her the different steps involved with the New Patient Health History and Physical Examination.  On this particular day, time and place I was able to offer her the New Patient Health History and Physical Examination for next to nothing.  She shared with me that she was “skeptical.”  I was unclear on exactly what she was “skeptical” about.  However, what I did know for sure was that...

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Triad Of Health Treats Cancer Patients – Cancer and Marijuana

Posted by on 9:39 am in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Thank you very much for taking out the time to read this blog post.  Despite what you may think, I do realize that most of us have a limited amount of time in this day and age and that reading through numerous blog posts on health care providers websites may not necessarily be your number one choice of how you spend your time.  However, it this is your number one choice of how you spend your time then my hat is off to you and I commend you for it.  That makes my job all that much more rewarding and enjoyable. Your government, media, friends, family and the majority of people in the society that you live in have most likely convinced you that a cancer diagnosis is some death sentence.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  This is absolute blasphemy as far as I am concerned.  I have lost track of all of the different health care providers that have successfully treated their cancer patients and reversed their cancers over the last 100 years or so.  The list of health care providers used to be small and now it is a long list that encompasses many new doctors like myself who were only just licensed to diagnose recently during the last 10 or 15 years or so.  What Royal Rife, Hocksey, Royal Lee, Dr. Victor Frank and many of the rest of us have learned about cancer is that it really is not a big deal.  We have come to understand the basic physiology of the “disease” and have a variety of specific approaches for how to reverse it.  My favorite approach for treating and reversing cancer is to treat the underlying cause.  Thus far, all of my cancer patients have had an active fungal infection.  So, you may ask, “Do funguses cause cancer?”  Good question.  Yes, they do.  However, lots of things cause cancer and a fungal infection is only one of the many things that causes it.  What causes a fungal infection?  Well, you are free to go to my blog post on fungal infections on this website called “Candida” and that might help you to answer that question.  You can just do a search for “candida” under any page of this website other than the home page. One of the most expensive “diseases” that can be treated is cancer.  Some sufferers who end up dying from the “disease” will spend 20 or 30 times more on the cancer than they ever spent on their health during the last few years of their life.  To me, this seems absolutely crazy.  Clearly, there is a huge amount of money in the cancer business.  Therefore, our system supports sick people that are given “disease” names (called diagnosis) in order to maximize business.  It is done intentionally and not by accident. The medical profession has created an entire language around diseases that cause people to take ownership of their disease.  The powerful psychology and marketing behind this approach is hard to combat.  The only resistance to this insanity is the education of the public done by health care providers like myself and other holistic health care providers all over the world.  The word “Doctor” comes from the latin root word docere which means “to teach.”  “Patient” comes from the latin...

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