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OPENING BLESSING DAILY: Heavenly Father, we ask You to bless today’s show, and to bless those who are listening and struggling with a health issue. Father, please help us to provide guidance to those who need help, that we may assist them to heal through You…in Jesus’ name we pray ~ Amen

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News You Can Use! Friday November 30, 2018 with DocJon & Vicki

 

News & Discussion!

STATIN MEDICATIONS AND THE RISK OF GYNECOMASTIA

FROM NIH.Gov

Case reports have suggested an increased risk of gynecomastia with HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (ie, statins). A recent meta-analysis also found that statins decrease circulating testosterone levels in men. “We investigated whether statin use was associated with an increased risk of gynecomastia.”

Measurements: New cases of gynecomastia were identified from the cohort and matched to 10 controls by follow-up time and age using density-based sampling. Rate ratios (RRs) for users of statins were computed using conditional logistic regression adjusting for alcoholic cirrhosis, hyperthyroidism, testicular cancer, Klinefelter syndrome, obesity, hypogonadism, hyperprolactinemia and use of spironolactone, ketoconazole, H2 receptor antagonists (H2 blockers), risperidone, testosterone and androgen deprivation therapy.

Conclusions: Statin use is associated with an increased risk of developing gynecomastia. Clinicians should be cognizant of this effect and educate patients accordingly.

Gynecomastia is the benign proliferation of the glandular breast tissue in men. It is characterized by breast enlargement and occurs when there is an imbalance in the actions of estrogen and testosterone on breast tissue. Gynecomastia can create a psychological burden due to embarrassment, physical discomfort and a fear of breast cancer. While half of men with gynecomastia are asymptomatic, some men present with localized pain and/or tenderness. Most commonly, gynecomastia is physiologic, with one-third to two-thirds of men over the age of 50 having some degree of gynecomastia on examination.

DISCUSSION:

Statin drugs are known to throw hormonal levels out of balance.

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NIH TO EVALUATE EFFECTIVENESS OF MALE CONTRACEPTIVE SKIN GEL

Researchers plan to enroll approximately 420 couples in clinical trial. Enrollment dates will be announced soon.

A clinical trial funded by the National Institutes of Health will evaluate a male contraceptive gel for its ability to prevent pregnancy. The gel formulation was developed by the Population Council and NIH’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). The Population Council will collaborate with NIH to conduct the study in NICHD’s Contraceptive Clinical Trials Network.

“Many women cannot use hormonal contraception and male contraceptive methods are limited to vasectomy and condoms,” said study investigator Diana Blithe, Ph.D., chief of NICHD’s Contraceptive Development Program. “A safe, highly effective and reversible method of male contraception would fill an important public health need.”

The gel formulation, called NES/T, includes the progestin compound in combination with (artificial) testosterone. It is applied to the back and shoulders and absorbed through the skin. The progestin blocks natural testosterone production in the testes, reducing sperm production to low or nonexistent levels. The replacement testosterone maintains normal sex drive and other functions that are dependent on adequate blood levels of the hormone.

Researchers plan to enroll approximately 420 couples into the study. Male volunteers will use the gel daily for four to 12 weeks to determine whether they tolerate the formulation and to ensure they do not experience unacceptable side effects. If sperm levels have not adequately declined, they will continue to use the formulation for up to 16 weeks. Once their sperm levels have declined to a threshold sufficient for contraception, they will enter the efficacy phase, which will evaluate the ability of the formulation to prevent pregnancy. This phase will last for 52 weeks, and the couple will rely on the male partner’s application of the gel as the sole method of contraception. Males will remain in the study for observation for an additional 24 weeks after they discontinue the formulation.

DISCUSSION: Sounds like steroids and how they shrink the testicles and render men sterile. Also, it is essential for the woman not to touch the area of application. Vasectomies are effective and reversible.

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STOP CRONY HEALTHCARE; DRUG AD DECEPTION – anh-usa.org

NOVEMBER 29, 2018

The drug industry is using deceptive practices to circumvent the law and sell you more drugs. 

By law, if a specific FDA-approved product is being promoted, the agency requires that risks and side effects of the product be communicated alongside the benefits. These rules can be circumvented, however, if a more general awareness of a condition is being promoted, rather than a specific drug. For example, Mylan, the company that owns the EpiPen, created an ad campaign about the dangers of anaphylaxis; a voice at the end of the ad encourages consumers to ask their doctors about a prescription treatment for severe allergic reactions. This “unbranded” ad is clearly meant to sell more EpiPens (what else would a doctor prescribe for anaphylaxis?), but because the product isn’t mentioned by name, the risks and side effects of the EpiPen do not need to be disclosed.

Similarly, a commercial that aired during the 2016 Super Bowl “raised awareness” about opioid-induced constipation, encouraging consumers to ask their doctor for a prescription. The ad plugged a website that linked to information about the drug made by the companies that paid for the ad, AstraZeneca.

The tone of unbranded ads tends to be fearful and ominous, suggesting that if consumers don’t seek a prescription from their doctor, terrible things will happen. Novartis paid for an unbranded drug ad for heart failure depicting a man sitting comfortably in a chair as the room filled with water. As this happens the narrator explains that half of people with heart failure die within five years of being diagnosed.

We can only expect to see more of these ads in the future. The drug industry spent about $171 million on unbranded ads in 2016, which was an increase of 15 percent from the previous year. According to one industry spokesperson, being legally allowed to skip risk disclosures means “you can get more mileage for your dollar in getting the word out.”

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U.S. ABORTION RATE DROPPED SHARPLY IN DECADE ENDING 2015, CDC REPORTS

November 27, 2018 (Reuters)

Abortion rates among U.S. women in all age groups plunged to a decade low, with teens experiencing a greater decrease than older women, per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Statistics for 2015, the most recent year for which data is available, show the abortion rate was 11.8 abortions per 1,000 women aged 15 to 44. That is down 26% from 2006, when the study began and the rate was 15.9 abortions per 1,000 women. Among teens aged 15 to 19, the rate decreased 54% from 2006 to 2015, the CDC said. “This decrease in abortion rate was greater than the decreases for women in any older age group,” the CDC said in a statement.

The CDC did not provide any reason for the decline in the rates.

DISCUSSION: Hopefully, the word is getting out that the clump of cells touted is a lie and that by the time you are two months pregnant, your baby has a head, brain, spine, eyes, heart (with heartbeat) fingers and toes!

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PFIZER PLANS TO INCREASE U.S. DRUG PRICES IN JANUARY

November 20, 2018 Reuters

Pfizer Inc said on Friday that it plans to hike U.S. prices on 41 of its medicines in January, after walking back its previous price increases this summer under pressure from President Donald Trump.

The company said in a statement that the increases would be on around 10 percent of its drugs. Pfizer said it would raise the list price of most of the drugs by 5 percent, while prices for three will rise by 3 percent, and the price of one other will rise by 9 percent. The company rolled back a set of price increases in July after Trump said in a tweet that the drugmaker “should be ashamed” and that his administration would respond. Pfizer said then that it would defer price increases until the end of the year or until the president’s drug pricing plan went into effect whichever was sooner.

DISCUSSION:

I know this sounds like a shameless plug, but if they are going to raise their prices again, when Americans already pay more than every other nation, then this is a great time to consider getting healthy instead!

If you take medication, you are not well. Fix the root cause of your illness or disease to become well and you will not need to spend all that cash on drugs.

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ANABOLIC STEROID TESTOSTERONE KILLING MEN

Anabolic steroids linked to high rates of premature death in men. Men who use testosterone are dying. Prescription testosterone deaths are 33% higher than those not taking these drugs.

Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT), also called androgen replacement therapy (ART), is medically recommended for men whose body makes too little of this male hormone. For those men who have been tested and diagnosed with this condition, which is called hypogonadism, testosterone drugs like Axiron, AndroGel, and Testim can serve to boost strength and sexual functioning.

But it is estimated the number of middle-aged men in the U.S. getting testosterone treatments has more than tripled over the last decade, with many of them never being tested nor diagnosed.

Moreover, according to medical researchers and the FDA these testosterone replacement therapy drugs have been associated with the following side effects, all of which have the potential to cause death:

Heart attacks/myocardial infarctions (MI)

Ischemic strokes (CVA)

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)

Pulmonary embolism (PE)

Some of the prescription testosterone drug products approved by the FDA and available for use to treat low testosterone, or “Low T” syndrome, include:

  • AndroGel

    •  Androderm

    •  Aveed

    •  Axiron

    •  Bio-T-Gel

    •  Delatestryl

    •  Depo-Testosterone

    •  Fortesta

    •  Striant

    •  Testim

    •  Testopel

FDA InvestigationMarch 2015 Update: “FDA has concluded that there is a possible increased cardiovascular risk associated with testosterone use”

On March 3, 2015 an FDA Drug Safety Communication about testosterone products was issued requiring drug companies to make a “labeling change to inform of possible increased risk of heart attack and stroke with use”.

From the Safety Announcement part of this March 2015 FDA warning:

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cautions that prescription testosterone products are approved only for men who have low testosterone levels caused by certain medical conditions….

In addition, based on the available evidence from published studies and expert input from an Advisory Committee meeting, FDA has concluded that there is a possible increased cardiovascular risk associated with testosterone use. These studies included aging men treated with testosterone. Some studies reported an increased risk of heart attack, stroke, or death associated with testosterone treatment, while others did not.

Based on our findings, we are requiring labeling changes for all prescription testosterone products to reflect the possible increased risk of heart attacks and strokes associated with testosterone use.

In addition, the FDA is finally requiring the pharmaceutical companies that are responsible for AndroGel, Axiron, Testim, and other testosterone replacement products to conduct a clinical trial to address the drug safety issue of whether their “Low T” drugs can cause an increased risk of heart attack or stroke in some men using these products.

Most Recent Article About These DrugsTestosterone Injections Or Shots Such As Depo-Testosterone Might Have Higher Risks Of Heart Attacks, Strokes, And Deaths

New Medical Research Suggests The Safety Of A Testosterone Drug Might Depend On Its Form: Injections / Shots; Creams / Gels; Skin Patches

SUMMARY: According to a large retrospective cohort medical study published online by the JAMA Internal Medicine journal in May 2015, we learn that short-acting testosterone injections or shots — such as the Depo-Testosterone (testosterone cypionate) injection from Pharmacia and Upjohn Company (a division of Pfizer) — are associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular events, hospitalizations, and deaths when compared with gels or patches.

To read more of this article, click below:

Earlier articles by attorney Tom Lamb on the Side Effects Blog:

Testosterone Drugs FDA Meeting In September 2014 Reveals That The Safety Of Products Like Axiron, AndroGel, And Testim Is Uncertain Or Unknown At Present Time

AndroGel / Axiron / Testim: Heart Attacks, Strokes, And Other Cardiovascular Problems Will Be Subject Of FDA Advisory Panel Meeting In September 2014

Summer 2014 Update: Testosterone “Low-T” Drugs: New FDA Safety Warnings; Recent Medical Journal Article About Heart Risks Of Injectable TRT Products

The Benefits And Risks Of Popular Testosterone Replacement Therapy For Older Men Are Not Fully Known

Testosterone Drugs Litigation April 2014 Update: Legal & Medical Developments: AndroGel Federal Court MDL Motion Is Filed, And A “Low-T” Medical Study Is Criticized

For Testosterone Therapy Drugs Like AndroGel / Axiron / Testim: Add “Black-Box” Warning To Label: Public Citizen’s Petition To FDA

More Evidence Supporting A Link Between Testosterone Therapy And Higher Risk Of Cardiovascular-Related Events Such As Myocardial Infarctions Or Heart Attacks

The Growing Use Of Testosterone Creams, Gels, Injections, And Patches Raises Increased Concerns About Risks Of Cardiac Side Effects

Increasingly Popular Testosterone Replacement Therapy Drugs Are Linked To Myocardial Infarctions Or Heart Attacks, Strokes, And Deaths

Related resources:

 
“Possible cardiovascular problems associated with testosterone products”

Health Canada Information Update issued on July 15, 2014

“FDA adding general warning to testosterone products about potential for venous blood clots”

FDA Drug Information Update issued on June 19, 2014

Show Notes Thursday, November 29, 2018 with Dr. Walker

FROM CREATION.COM:

SEMI-LUNAR MEMBRANE

The plica semilunaris is a little fold of tissue at the inner corner of the eye that evolutionists believe is a remnant the third eyelid from when we were all apes, much like the third eyelid in birds and reptiles. But in man this tissue has several essential functions. If you did not have the tissue for support at that location, the eyeball would sink. This would cause double vision. The tissue not only supports the eyeball, but the tear ducts as well. Without this tissue, tears would drain over the cheeks causing a cosmetic problem. This tissue also collects foreign matter. When you wake up in the morning, you will often find some white material in the inner corner of your eye. It collects in this fold, the semilunar fold of the eye. It is not true that this fold has no purpose. It was designed. And it does not represent the cleverly designed third eyelid of the bird which prevents the bird’s eyes from drying out during flight.

GALLBLADDER

Function is to secrete bile, that is manufactured in the liver, to emulsify fat and make it easier to lipase (secreted by the pancreas) to further break down larger fat globules into smaller fat globules for easier expulsion. When the gallbladder is removed, many do not do well when they eat fatty foods (intestinal irritant, diarrhea, gas, bloating and other symptoms they had before their gallbladder was removed) because there is no control over the bile, and there is too much from the liver OR there can be too little to properly digest fats and can have constipation. If you have diarrhea, increase fiber in the diet, such as FIGTreeVitamins.com HERBAL BOWEL CLEANSE 2-part system (2 capsules from the a.m. bottle upon rising and 2 capsules from the PM bottle at bedtime, empty stomach). If you have constipation, need enzymes, such as FIGTreeVitamins.com DIGESTIVE ENZYMES Ultra Veggie (1-2 with each meal or snack) for high-potency digestion of food. When there is pancreatitis, typically caused by over-consumption of alcohol, sugars and starches, as well as bile duct obstruction/gallbladder disease. Especially if you have no gallbladder, it is wise to cleanse 2-3 times per year; please consider Hanna Kroeger’s LIVER-GALLBLADDER FASTING CLEANSE. This is not to be used by anyone with blocked bile ducts; however, performing this fasting cleanse several times per year can prevent blockages.   

APPENDIX

The appendix is another organ of the lymphatic system that is a reservoir, like the gallbladder, that holds and dispenses beneficial flora to fight off toxic microbes. It also strengthens the immune system in the gut by attacking bad foods and beverages that are ingested.  The appendix is able to sample the bowel contents and form antibodies. It is in a very beautiful location to do this. As with the tonsils and adenoids, it can become infected and need removal; however, while you can live without it, it causes other lymphatic glands to work harder to protect your immune system.

A recent study post antibiotic use: Three groups; people given antibiotics with and without probiotics and fecal transplants. No probiotics: 21 days. Fecal transplant: immediate. With probiotics: took longer for the appendix to replenish beneficial flora (did not talk about whether or not these are frankenflora, which is likely, or naturally occurring flora).

PINEAL GLAND

The pineal is a small peanut-sized gland situated on the middle of the brain. Evolutionists claim it is “a third eye leftover from when we were reptiles;” however, since it is inside the skull and in the middle of the brain, that is ridiculous. The pineal gland helps regulate our biological clocks and it secretes melatonin which regulates many glands and their actions neurologically. This makes it an essential organ that serves a purpose now and in the past that medical science simply did not understand.

EAR MUSCLES

Ear muscles in humans control facial expression and have always existed. Evolutionary believers reasoned that, because rabbits have large ears and ear muscles, humans no longer need them because our ears are smaller. Still, without these muscles we would all look like our faces were shot up with Botox and we would have no facial expressions. Nobody could tell, by looking at a person’s face, whether they were happy, sad, angry or much of anything else. Extrapolating rabbit ears to human ears is; therefore, absurd.

WISDOM TEETH

Wisdom teeth are often mentioned as vestigial organs. It is true that when they do not erupt, and then become impacted, they cause problems. Infection and pain can ensue. But ingrown toenails also become impacted and cause infection and pain. And toenails certainly are not vestigial! Molars grind food and are necessary for chewing certain foods. Molars serve as much purpose as all of your other teeth, perhaps more. In fact, “Wisdom teeth” are not often pulled anymore, unless impacted, because they serve a valuable purpose.

TONSILS

Tonsils are part of the lymphatic system. They are part of the immune system and aid in resisting bacteria and other toxic organisms.

The evolutionary argument is that since they can be removed with impunity, they must be useless; however, the tonsils and adenoids are an important part of every baby’s immune system development, so it is best to save them for as long as possible, if not forever. Dr. John never had his tonsils and adenoids removed and is rarely ever sick!

THYMUS

Another important part of the lymphatic and immune system is the thymus, which is found between the upper/center of the lungs. It is very important in children because it serves a vital role in developing and training T-cells, which are white blood cells that protect against bacteria, fungus and viruses. I t develops in the baby’s embryo in the 8th of gestation.

Ignorant doctors used to irradiate the thymus in young children who had respiratory problems, which unfortunately resulted in leukemia in many of these youngsters as they became adults.

50 years ago, there was a boy born without a thymus and doctors concluded that cause his severe diarrhea and continuously runny nose. His immune system was weak and he was continuously weak because he could not fight off toxic organisms. When they transplanted thymus tissue into the baby, the diarrhea and runny nose were resolved and his immune system began thriving. Thus, the thymus is extremely important and always has been.

NIPPLES

Nipples exist in males and females of all mammals alike and just because women suckle babies with theirs does not mean nipples serve no other purpose. They play a role in perspiring and expelling toxins from the body through the skin but, since no studies have been conducted to determine the full purpose of nipples, that does not mean evolutionists are correct in thinking nipples in males are “vestigial.” It just means nobody has bothered to fully examine their uses.

COCCYX

The coccyx is also called the tail-bone and it is a shock absorber and protector of the nerves and blood vessels up and down the spine. Attached to the coccyx are the pubococcygeal muscles important for child-birth, intercourse and bladder control and it is surrounded by nerves and blood vessels.

CONCLUSION

God made NO mistakes; mankind simply has not caught up to his genius by figuring out what each part of our bodies does. The ignorance of scientists about the specific functions of various body parts does not prove those parts serve no purpose.

FURTHER DISCUSSION:  VESTIGIAL ORGANS: Q & A

WHAT FIGTREELIVE.COM THINKS

APPENDIX REMOVED

If you have had your appendix removed, you need to replenish the beneficial flora that are no longer being produced in proper numbers by taking high-potency probiotics. Using a probiotic that offers only millions or 1 billion CFU would be inappropriate to the needs of a person who has had their appendix removed. Our suggestion: FIGTreeVitamins.com PROBIOTIC ENTERIC, 35 Billion CFU Capsules (1 at bedtime EMPTY STOMACH daily – (this pre-assumes that you are otherwise very healthy and takes no medications; if you have health issues and/or take medications for any reason, please post in the Live Chat Forum and let’s discuss!)

GALLBLADDER REMOVED

If you have not had your gallbladder removed, and if able, we recommend first cleansing the liver and gallbladder, then the lymph nodes, and finally, the other glands and colon, as well as remineralizing. First, we recommend following Hanna Kroeger’s LIVER-GALLBLADDER FASTING CLEANSE. Second, we recommend following Hanna Kroeger’s LYMPHATIC SYSTEM FLUSH, then finally, finishing with Hanna Kroeger’s SENECA INDIAN CLEANSE

Of course, if your gallbladder issues are life-threatening and if your doctor says there is no time for a fasting cleanse, you may need to have your gallbladder removed. If you have had your gallbladder removed, you are no longer efficiently storing and distributing the bile that is necessary to breakdown fats, proteins and carbohydrates sufficiently. This overworks, weakens and can congest the liver, which must now attempt to do the work of both the liver AND gallbladder by not only producing, but also storing and secreting the bile into the intestines to enact proper digestion. Bile secretion is often reduced and the liver often becomes congestion and possibly damaged. Over time, this can cause pancreatic, spleen, colon and other congestion and dysfunction, leading to high blood sugar, infections, chronic diarrhea or constipation, acid reflux and other gastrointestinal disturbances.

While humans may certainly live without a gallbladder,  we believe it is very important to use a specific type of digestive enzyme formulation and probiotics. We also recommend cleansing cleanse the liver by following Hanna Kroeger’s Liver/Gallbladder Fasting Cleanse several times per year to keep the organs left behind operating more efficiently. The probiotic we suggest is FIGTreeVitamins.com PROBIOTIC ENTERIC, 35 Billion CFU Capsules (1 at bedtime daily) and the digestive enzymes we recommend are FIGTreeVitamins.com DIGESTIVE ENZYMES Ultra Veggie (1-2 with each meal or snack) for high-potency digestion of food. Aids in breaking down histamine (from carbs and processed meats), fats, proteins and starches.

TONSILS AND ADENOIDS REMOVED

Particularly if a child, it becomes important to use products that aid in enhancing immune system function, such as FIGTreeVitamins.com BASIC WELLNESS PACKAGE, which contains a total of 5 products: 1 bottle Whole Food Multi-Vitamin 60 tablets, 1 bottle Mineral Complex Ultra 250 tablets, 1 Bottle Beta Glucan (100mg), 60 capsules, 1 bottle Vitamin C 1000 Buffered, 90 Tablets, 1 bottle Probiotic Enteric-coat, 60 capsules. You may crush pills for children or adults unable to swallow pills properly.

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Show Notes Wednesday, November 28, 2018 with Dr. Walker

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SUBJECT OF THE DAY

Gastrointestinal tract; how it works

The digestive tract seems to be a real mystery to people and I thought if we discussed what your body does when you put food or drink into your mouth and how it processes through to the other end, it may help people understand just how important it is what they put into their mouths.

Digestion actually begins with the brain, which stimulates enzyme and acid production merely thinking about what to eat, processing the smell of food and how it will taste.

Digestive issues are the number one complaint we hear. In the mouth, you chew. Enzyme amylase is released and starts to breakdown the carbohydrates. Eat more slowly, rather than gobbling food down. Chew well, and then swallow. The muscles in the esophagus carry the food to the stomach where carbohydrate digestion stops, but protein and fats begin digestion with secretion of HCL, which also initiates the release of enzymes to further breakdown protein. The stomach, a muscle, also churns and mixes the entire mixture. When you have gastric bypass or sleeve, there is not much stomach to utilize protein digestion, which is why such patients must eat very small amounts of protein. This is why protein drinks are often employed. The broken down food mixture, chyme (broken down further from bile from the gallbladder to break down fat into small globules), from the stomach is being delivered into the small intestine where digestion and absorption of nutrients will be completed, and then highly liquefied, undigested fibers and other portions of foods are delivered into large intestine where final digestion is performed (prebiotics, beneficial flora, water, etc.) where bacteria and other microbes are present. Finally, the waste matter will be expelled through the anus. There is a fecal valve between the last of the small intestine, passing what is left into the large intestine; if that valve is weakened by a lack of fiber and too much sugar, bacteria from the large intestine flush back into the small intestine causing SIBO, gas, bloating and other gastrointestinal disturbances.

If the liver, pancreas or any other part of the digestive tract is blocked, there will be harmful effects. For instance, Celiac disease is considered an auto-immune disease caused by gluten, which glues down the villi (they look like little hairs) in the small intestine, which become flattened, which restricts the body’s ability to absorb nutrients. Fiber is essential to absorb water to keep your stools soft and to sweep the toxins from the large intestines and to maintain peristalsis (sphincter muscles that keep progressing food/nutrients throughout the system).

If able, we recommend first cleansing the liver and gallbladder, then the lymph nodes, and finally, the other glands and colon, as well as remineralizing. First, we recommend following Hanna Kroeger’s LIVER-GALLBLADDER FASTING CLEANSE. Second, we recommend following Hanna Kroeger’s LYMPHATIC SYSTEM FLUSH, then finally, finishing with Hanna Kroeger’s SENECA INDIAN CLEANSE

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Typically takes 3-4 hours to digest carbohydrates, while proteins and fats take 6-8 hours to digest. This is why, for those who suffer from indigestion, following the Low FODMAPS & FOOD COMBINING Diet can be very helpful in preventing sleep loss due to acid reflux and other gastrointestinal disturbances. Stop eating solid foods within 3-4 hours of bedtime, including snacks. If you absolutely must have something, try a glass of milk, broth (chicken, veggie or beef) or juiced vegetables. Still, eat and drink nothing within an hour of bedtime – even milk, broth, juice or water can cause you to take bathroom breaks throughout the night. Let your stomach rest overnight so you can sleep!

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Get 10% off all products that FIGTree Vitamins carries every day using Coupon Code FTL10  during checkout; use the product links, or see all products at the FIGTREE VITAMINS STORE, or call Gary to order by telephone ~ 210-504-9906!

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Show Notes Saturday, November 24, 2018 with Dr. Lorna Walker

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Q: Richie/AL I found a prescription for Valtrex in my girlfriend’s name. We’ve been together for several months and she hasn’t said anything! She “claims” her dermatologist prescribed it for her face! She doesn’t get cold sores or shingles. Would this even be a possible excuse for a Valtrex prescription? Would I be stupid to believe her? She claims to be a virgin.

A: Valtrex is an antiviral drug is used to treat, NOT just genital herpes, but also shingles, cold sores, and non-genital forms of herpes.

Lorna ~ Don’t think the worst until you speak honestly with one another. Valtrex can weaken the immune system, so be careful, but for healthy people, it is fairly benign. Sometimes, doctors prescribe Valtrex because they think it is viral but it ends up being something non-viral, so discuss it honestly. Many medications are prescribed off-label.

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Q: Vickie/FL My eyes are always bloodshot even with prescription eye drops. Is that from histamine? I eat mostly vegetarian and also a lot of fish, some chicken, some egg and some dairy. I am in good shape and hardly ever take medicine. Thanks.

A: Dr. Lorna ~ very common in histamine response, hay fever, allergies in general. Needs to determine the cause. If it is only the eyes, may not need the histamine diet. If she also suffers from gastrointestinal problems, may be histamine, and may benefit from the Low Histamine Diet. Could be exposure at work, in the home, etc. HVAC systems also dry the air and can cause this; using lubricating eye drops can be helpful.

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Q: Bess/AL About once a week when eating I have been getting a sudden need to bring up food. It can happen anywhere including restaurants, so I have to hurry to the bathroom to throw up. All that comes up is a lot of mucus.  The doctors say I have achalasia and have to have surgery.  I’ve been battling acid reflux and indigestion for years which they say might have contributed but a valve is too tight and needs to be loosened. How does this happen and is there something I can do to avoid the surgery instead?

A: Dr. Lorna ~ This can happen with certain diseases; however, motility disorder of the esophagus is idiopathic, meaning they have no idea why this occurs. Endoscopy with dilation of the esophagus works for awhile but usually comes back. Could give low doses of botox into the esophagus but has limitations. Can be food allergies; when you have a reaction to certain foods, your esophagus can spasm. Go on a hyperallergenic diet, eliminating soy, peanuts, corn, dairy, egg and other foods. Try that first and determine which foods are causing the problem, then avoid them. Since the esophagus is a muscle, try also taking magnesium for relaxation. FIGTreeVitamins MAGNESIUM GLYCINATE for natural stress, anxiety and muscle relaxation (Take 1 capsule per day upon rising; may take another at bedtime).

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Q: Friend of a friend is going in for bariatric surgery after losing 50 lbs on his own; is there a way to discourage having the surgery if he has done this on their own?

A: Dr. Lorna ~ He probably feels he cannot stay away from his food addictions alone. Overeaters Anonymous (OA) is similar to AA, you get a sponsor to call and it helps a person stay on track. May be a good idea to do this whether he has the surgery or not because the addiction itself does not go away and they end up gaining weight even after surgery. Psychotherapy also can help. The long-term side-effects can be harmful for his lifetime, depending upon whether this is bypass, the sleeve, etc. Gastric bypass commonly causes nutritional deficiencies that result in hair loss and diseases. Has never met a patient who did not regret having the surgery, especially if gastric bypass. Dumping syndrome. Carbs normally when eating, hit the stomach and sit for awhile as the stomach acid breaks down protein, then digests in the intestines, then absorbed; all very slow. When you have gastric bypass, there is very little that sits in the stomach, the carbs get absorbed quickly into the intestines, then you have reactive hypoglycemia because there is not waiting period of the carbs sitting in gastric acid of the stomach. This is why you are told to consume small high protein meals throughout the day.

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Q: Malissa T/FL I hate this time of year, Thanksgiving through Valentine’s Day. The food pushers are everywhere and you can’t leave your house without them getting in your face. I was diagnosed with anorexia nervosa years ago and it is hard to manage when fat people are pushing food on you day in and day out. It makes me hate people and tends to make me stay home except for driving to and from work. I am even using a grocery service, but would you believe it? They “tucked a little something” in last week’s package, a box of Ferrero Rocher candy as “a gift,” for my patronage, a gift I neither need or want. How do I tell these people to stay away from me without being completely rude turning them against me? People at work are already bringing Christmas cookies and other junk foods.

A: Dr. Lorna ~ Is she still anorexic? It sounds like she is afraid of food. Is she afraid she will eat those foods, then vomit them because she is unable to resist the foods she is given? If having this much trouble saying “no,” there must be some psychological issues that are with her. Please consider ching your diet against our ANTIFUNGAL FOOD CHOICES LIST diet.   

You could always take a Ziploc bag with you everywhere you go and, when food is shoved at you, you could put it in the bag and gift it to someone else. The same is true of the Ferrero Rocher candies. I am sure you know someone who would enjoy them. That way, you can be gracious and grateful without being rude and make someone else’s day too.

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Q: Merritt/AL My wife and I are both 73 and enjoy eating out a lot, since we are fully retired now. Ever since I started taking blood pressure pills (Metoprolol, HCTZ, Lisinopril) last year, I am noticing a lot of gas and wonder if there is a human form of Experion that’s used for cows? Is one of my blood pressure drugs causing this? What can I do for gas? I am also noticing some indigestion when we don’t eat until 7-8PM. We go to bed around midnight and sleep in most days. Retirement is like being a kid again!

A: Dr. Lorna ~ May need magnesium because food is staying in the stomach longer. Less control over what is in the food if eating out. May have a small amount of SIBO. Also, in restaurants, you have no idea how long the food has been sitting around before being served. Could try the FODMAPS & FOOD COMBINING Diet for histamine intolerance.

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VICKI: I am researching Experior; according to the FDA, it is a beta-adrenergic agonist, which is essentially a beta blocker. Experior negatively effects the cow’s liver, kidney and some other organs and also has the effect of making them lame. The only way to know what you are getting, we hope, is to invest in certified organic beef, poultry and other meats, and wild fish (not farmed).

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Q: Franklin/FL I had food poisoning from something I ate over Thanksgiving, ended up in the E.R. With all the festive meals we will be attending leading up to Christmas and New Years, is there something we can take to prevent some of this? We have no control over what is prepared, other than what we can take in advance to avoid problems. Thanks for your show. We never miss it.

A: Dr. Lorna ~ If there is severe microbial overgrowth, nothing is going to prevent illness. Some medications taken together can make it worse or even kill you, so go to the ER if illness occurs. For instance, treating symptoms with a combination of Immodium AD for diarrhea and Tylenol for pain, for instance, can be dangerous and even kill you, as happened with one doctor whose son was suffering from diarrhea and pain. Culturing at the ER is a better idea to avoid this.

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News You Can Use! Friday November 23, 2018 with DocJon & Vicki

News & Discussion

TRUMP WARNS FLU SHOTS ARE THE GREATEST ‘SCAM’ IN MEDICAL HISTORY

By  WMHB  Wise Mind Healthy Body dot com  

18 Nov 2018

According to President Trump, the flu shot is the greatest scam in medical history, created by Big Pharma to make money off vulnerable people and make them sick.

In an interview with Opie and Anthony on Sirius XM, Trump slammed flu shots as “totally ineffective” and declared that he has never had one. His exact quote- “I’ve never had one. And thus far I’ve never had the flu. I don’t like the idea of injecting bad stuff into your body. And that’s basically what they do. And this one has not been very effective to start off with.” Referring to latest flu vaccine.

Flu shots are full of “bad stuff”

As to whether or not he’s never had a flu shot…well, we’ll never know. Trump is right at least in part flu shots are full of “bad stuff” including formaldehyde and mercury (or aluminum, used as preservatives and anti-microbials), raw egg (some are allergic to eggs); mercury, formaldehyde, aluminum are some powerful neurotoxins. Everybody knows mercury is toxic to inject into the human body.

Vaccines are the one medicine where no scientific evidence of safety or efficacy is required by anyone: not the FDA, not the CDC and not the media.

Setting a dangerous precedent

“I can’t provide studies on whether if the President gets the vaccine, it will increase coverage,” says Daniel Salmon, the deputy director of the Institute for Vaccine Safety at Johns Hopkins. “But when President Ford and President Obama got vaccinated [publicly], they were sending the message that it’s really important. If leadership is not sure — well geez, I wouldn’t be so sure either.” 

Dr. Peter Hotez, the dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, says he’d like to see public officials flooding the media to stress the importance of getting the flu vaccine. “In general, we’ve had a poor level of vaccine advocacy coming out of HHS for the last two decades, and this could haunt us for the current flu season,” says Hotez. “We know between 3,000 and 50,000 Americans die from flu every year. That’s tens of thousands of preventable deaths among Americans.”

DISCUSSION: First of all, even the FDA and CDC say that the strains used in the current Flu vaccine, for instance, are ineffective against the strains being experienced this year (which they seem to say EVERY year).

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CDC WARNS AGAINST EATING ROMAINE LETTUCE DUE TO E. COLI RISK

November 21, 2018

Just in time for Thanksgiving, the CDC says don’t eat any romaine lettuce and throw it away if it’s in your house. It could cause an E. coli infection.

The CDC says stores and restaurants should also not serve or sell any until more about the outbreak is known. This investigation is ongoing and the advice will be updated as more information is available.

In this case, romaine lettuce means any kind of romaine: whole heads, hearts of romaine, and bags and boxes of precut lettuce and salad mixes that contain romaine, including baby romaine, spring mix, and Caesar salad.

If you do not know if the lettuce is romaine or whether a salad mix contains romaine, do not eat it and throw it away, the CDC says.

But don’t stop there. Wash and sanitize drawers or shelves in refrigerators where romaine was stored, the CDC warns.

WAIT we are going to give you an alternative on how to clean you frig…

Thirty-six people have been infected with the outbreak strain of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O157:H7 in 11 states.

UPDATE

Nov. 21, 2018 / 1:37 PM CST

California may be the source of romaine lettuce blamed in an outbreak of E. coli infections that has made 32 people sick in 11 states and Canada, the head of the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday.

“It’s not that there are more outbreaks. It’s that we are identifying more outbreaks,” FDA commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb says.

DISCUSSION: Once again, produce sections of your grocery store are emptied of all romaine and romaine lettuce containing products, so most of the bagged lettuces, premade salads, romaine lettuce displays. I find it odd that iceberg, Bibb leaf, red and green leaf lettuces are not affected. You could try using green and purple cabbage as your “lettuce,” as cabbage is stronger, you can mix salad dressings in with it without wilting everything so quickly and, unless you have thyroid problems, raw cabbage is a great and delicious alternative to lettuce!

SOOOoooooo How can I disinfect my refrigerator naturally?

Add two parts hot water and one part vinegar to a glass spray bottle, then add the lemon essential oil. Spray mixture inside the fridge, let sit for a minute or two, and wipe with a damp cloth. The hot water and vinegar will not only loosen stuck on food, but will also help to eliminate undesirable odors. Can also spray hydrogen peroxide all over surfaces of refrigerator…good thing to do at least twice per year anyway!

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WHAT YOU’RE GIVING AWAY WITH THOSE HOME DNA TESTS
Nov. 29, 2017 / 8:46 AM CST / Updated Nov. 18, 2018 / 5:16 AM CST

It sounds like such a fun holiday gift idea: a DNA test that can tell your sister-in-law whether she really has Native American ancestors, or one that promises to craft your friend a perfect diet based on his genes.

Home DNA tests are likely a big seller for the next few weeks, but privacy experts say consumers should be very cautious.

The problem is that when you send away a tube of your spit or a cheek swab, you are giving away your full genetic code. Every cell on that cheek swab carries the full sequence of your DNA, including the mutation pattern that makes it uniquely yours.
 
“It’s the most valuable thing you own,” says Peter Pitts of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest, a nonprofit advocacy group.

Legitimate genetic testing companies promise not to sell or give this data away without consent.

“We do not sell your data to third parties or share it with researchers without your consent.”

BUT READ THE WHOLE AGREEMENT

Usually, a broad consent is part of the initial contract a consumer makes with a company when he or she submits the test for analysis.
 
“Obviously, there is a lot of fine print,” said Mary Freivogel, president of the National Society of Genetic Counselors. “Any time you do anything and you have a big, long agreement in front of you, I think so many of us are accustomed to just clicking ‘agree’.”

Even if you do read the whole agreement, which can go on for pages, you may not understand what you’re giving the company permission to do, said Hank Greely, director of the Center for Law and the Biosciences at Stanford School of Medicine.
 
“There is no legal limit on what they could do other than the agreement that you enter into with them which they may or may not choose to follow,” Greely added. “If they don’t follow it, the chance you would ever find out is very, very low.”

And it really doesn’t matter if your sample is earmarked for use in tracing Neanderthal ancestors or just looking for rare disease genes. It doesn’t matter if the sample is destroyed. The code itself is digitized and can be shared countless times and in countless ways.

“Even if you just send your DNA in for genealogical work, what those companies typically run is a SNP test, and it produces hundreds of thousands of markers, even though they may be only looking for a couple of hundred markers,” Greely said. A SNP (pronounced “snip”) is a Single Nucleotide Polymorphism, a single-letter difference in the genetic code may show disease or may lead back to your great-great grandfather.
 
“That analysis shows things about your health that the company never told you because that is not the business they are in,” Greely said. “They are in the genealogy business.”

DISCUSSION: These days, providing anything, blood, urine or what you did for Thanksgiving, is dangerous! These databases contain ALL of your genetic material, which as great as good things can come of this, so can evil take over and use it against you later. At least this is something YOU have total control over.

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ROUTINE VITAMIN B12 SCREENING MAY PREVENT IRREVERSIBLE NERVE DAMAGE IN TYPE-2 DIABETES
Date: November 20, 2018
Source: Society for Endocrinology

Patients with type-2 diabetes, taking metformin, should have their vitamin B12 levels assessed more regularly to avoid irreversible nerve damage, according to a new study. The study findings suggest that earlier detection of vitamin B12 deficiency through routine screening of all metformin-treated, type-2 diabetes patients could reduce their risk of developing irreversible, painful and potentially disabling nerve damage.

In this study, Dr Kaenat Mulla and General Pratice colleagues at Hucknall Road Medical Centre, Nottingham conducted an audit of vitamin B12 screening and deficiency among female, metformin-treated, patients with type-2 diabetes at the General practice. The audit findings indicated that 64% of patients had not had their vitamin B12 levels checked at all, and that 9.6% of patients were deficient but only 6.4% were being treated with vitamin B12.

Dr Mulla states, “Current British Society guidelines recommend that vitamin B12 levels are checked only when there is clinical suspicion of deficiency. However, peripheral neuropathy is irreversible and it may be too late once symptoms have developed.”

DISCUSSION: The FIGTreeVitamins.com GLUCOSE-BUSTER Package is a great alternative to Metformin and other ORAL diabetes medications to correct your blood sugar, but it also requires proper diet, such as following our ANTIFUNGAL FOOD CHOICES LIST for optimal results.

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ORANGE JUICE, LEAFY GREENS AND BERRIES MAY BE TIED TO DECREASED MEMORY LOSS IN MEN
Date:  November 21, 2018
Source: American Academy of Neurology

Eating leafy greens, dark orange and red vegetables and berry fruits, and drinking orange juice may be associated with a lower risk of memory loss over time in men, according to a study published in the November 21, 2018, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

“One of the most important factors in this study is that we were able to research and track such a large group of men over a 20-year period of time, allowing for very telling results,” said study author Changzheng Yuan, ScD, of Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston. “Our studies provide further evidence dietary choices can be important to maintain your brain health.”

The study looked at 27,842 men with an average age of 51 who were all health professionals. Participants filled out questionnaires about how many servings of fruits, vegetables and other foods they had each day at the beginning of the study and then every four years for 20 years. A serving of fruit is considered one cup of fruit or ½ cup of fruit juice. A serving of vegetables is considered one cup of raw vegetables or two cups of leafy greens.

Participants also took subjective tests of their thinking and memory skills at least four years before the end of the study, when they were an average age of 73. The test is designed to detect changes that people can notice in how well they are remembering things before those changes would be detected by objective cognitive tests. Changes in memory reported by the participants would be considered precursors to mild cognitive impairment. The six questions include “Do you have more trouble than usual remembering a short list of items, such as a shopping list?” and “Do you have more trouble than usual following a group conversation or a plot in a TV program due to your memory?”

The men who drank orange juice every day were 47 percent less likely to develop poor thinking skills than the men who drank less than one serving per month.

DISCUSSION: Juice your own oranges, or better yet, EAT oranges! Get Valencias or other seeded oranges for the best results and eat the seeds! Orange seeds are excellent for men’s prostates and for everyone’s heart health because there are oils, like D-limonene, in orange seeds that fight off fungal overgrowth, help you lose weight, and also drop your “sticky” LDL cholesterol numbers naturally…WITH FOOD!

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Show Notes Saturday, November 17, 2018 with Dr. Lorna Walker

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Dr. Jon talked about last week’s discussion of Thanksgiving tips, Consumer Reports notes too that Dept of Agriculture refuses to release the names of vendors selling contaminated turkeys (salmonella), turkey parts and ground turkey, so brine your turkey and cook it thoroughly. Dr. Lorna: another thing to discuss, she never gets an organic turkey because non-organic meats are often treated with a beta antagonist (often used for asthma, COPD, heart issues, etc.) Ractopamine which is used to plump up the meats; it is banned throughout Europe, Russia and China. So buy organic or non-GMO.

EMAILS AND POSTS

Q: Benita/FL I loved your show Friday. It sounded like Dr. John had a catch in his throat about that pharmacy for free chemotherapy and other expensive drugs. My mother died last Friday and today’s show made me feel much better knowing that all her drugs can be donated. Thank you for that valuable information. Can you send me that information about donating? What can I do so I don’t go through what my mother did. She had breast cancer from HRT. Thank you for what you all are doing. It’s a blessing.

A: Read the entire article in the SHOW NOTES from News You Can Use, Friday, November 9, 2018;

Phil Baker, PharmD, cofounder and chief executive officer of Good Shepherd Pharmacy in Memphis; they receive and dispense medications left over or that have not worked for certain patients.

Dr. Lorna ~ Either Dr. Helen’s Blue label Bio-Identical Phyto PROGESTERONE cream or Dr. Helen’s Red Label Bio-Identical PROGESTERONE w/RED CLOVER  (apply TWICE per day; 1/4 tsp to an inner arm, inner thigh, breast, neck or fatty area of stomach – rotate application site with each application). To find out which is best for you and to order from Dr. Helen’s office, must call & leave message at 800-301-1982 or email your order to hp@askdrhelen.com (include your telephone number) and be sure to mention you are a FIGTree LIVE member to get 20% off – they will call you back for credit card information and to confirm your order.

It would help to fully understand your health history; I will email you our Questionnaire to complete and return, if you like. Please know that, just because your mother had breast cancer (after using synthetic HRT), does not necessarily mean you will suffer the same. We would not want you to live in fear!

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Dr. Lorna ~ Ask doctor to run your Vitamin D level so you know if you have deficiencies; the less time we spend in the sunshine, the more likely we are to be deficient. We know that cholesterol lowering drugs deplete CoQ10 but also take Vitamin D, which is depleted by statin drugs and made worse when you spend little time in the sunshine. Cholesterol is the building block of making Vitamin D in your body.

Check your current diet against our ANTIFUNGAL FOOD CHOICES LIST diet, which is intended to prevent fungal, parasitic and other microbial overgrowth by helping to starve toxic microbes by omitting the foods and beverages that help them thrive; Cancer is caused by a microbial toxin, so prevent their growth and defeat most disease!

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Q: Anthony/AL What is the brain test for fibromyalgia you talked about, positive tomography something? How does it show the fibromyalgia and why wouldn’t my wife’s doctor have her do that? He just gives her depression type pills, lexipro, gabypentin and pain pills and she sits around doing nothing all day, goes to bed early and sleeps in late. Please tell me what to ask for. This is over 5 years, she is twice the size from when we got married and it’s getting worse. The kids and I can’t stand it anymore.

A: Dr. Jon ~ PET-scan (Positron Emmission Tomography) is the best scanner to find inflammatory conditions; Antidepressants raise levels of chemicals such as serotonin and norepinephrine that help control pain but the harmful, long-term effects may not be worth it when there are other more natural ideas we can share. Yoga aids with loosening up a stiff body and can help to resolve some of the fibromyalgia pain.

Dr. Lorna ~ Has never met a fibromyalgia patient that did not respond to a low histamine diet. Read Dr. Lorna’s article in the Reference Center:  High Histamine / Low

HISTAMINE INTOLERANCE LIST/Diet, coupled with the Low FODMAPS & FOOD COMBINING Diet for histamine intolerance.

Those who are unable to live without antihistamines every day, triggering your mast cells to release histamine. Obesity is an inflammatory disease mostly, and those with histamine in their body have edema and other inflammatory disorders. This is a great idea for everyone in the family and teaches your kids how to eat properly and make better choices so that what is happening to Mom is unlikely to happen to them.

Vicki ~ I recommend systemically cleansing her body of the cause of your fibromyalgia (we believe it is likely parasites or fungal overgrowth; although, viruses are often detected, as well).

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Q: Laura/MS Why can’t I feed my kids Cheerios? I thought oats were good for them. My Mom listens to your show.

A: Dr. Lorna ~ Eat only organic oats, steel cut oats. Not just kids! Also adults, and especially pregnant women. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) found glyphosate (pesticide, Round-Up) contaminates most conventional oat products. All 28 samples contained glyphosate; 26 at levels suspected to be harmful to children’s health. This includes Quaker Dinosaur Eggs instant oatmeal, ALL Cheerios flavors of cereal, Nature Valley granola bars, Quaker steel cut oats, Quaker Oatmeal Squares (brown sugar and honey nut flavors) and Back to Nature Classic Granola.

NOT JUST OATS!

Glyphosate is found in soy, wheat, corn and other grains, as well, so Pita chips, corn chips and other grain-based snacks that are not made from certified organic grains should be avoided.

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Q: Officer NoName/FL: I’m an Air Force Officer at Eglin and I listen to your replays and sometimes on the app. I have been suffering with depression and anxiety for at least 8 years. I absolutely cannot ask for professional help because it will affect my career; it may even terminate my career. I am wondering if there are supplements for GAD and depression. Thank you!

A: GAD = Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Military protects you for GAD; although, there are certain jobs that could be effected and careers destroyed.

Dr. Lorna ~ Immediately associate depression and anxiety with the gut. The right probiotic (below), magnesium is good to use, but may have parasites, fungus, etc.

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RenewLife Ultimate Flora Adult 50+ PROBIOTIC GO PACK 30 billion CFU, 30 capsules (1 daily at bedtime). Formerly RTS Senior, this is 100% Bifidobacterium. The problem with many lactobacillus strains is that they are high in histamines and cause allergies or make them worse. Bifidobacterium have NO histamines. Order RenewLife products online through the link(s) above; use coupon code HTL15 to get 15% off of all RenewLife products every day!  

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Q: Olivia/FL I am 34 and we want to have kids but are having trouble. After hearing your show, I called my mother and asked her if I was raised on formula and she said she did feed me soy based Enfamil until I was about 2. We got into an argument and finally she said she could not breast feed me because she got “augmented.” I cannot believe I had no idea. Anyway, turns out she got boobs and I got endometriosis. I want to get pregnant but my GP says I should not until this issue is resolved. He is referring me to an OB/Gyn who specializes in difficult pregnancies. Can this be resolved, and what can I do to assist in my treatment?

A: The discussion was about soy consumption from the earliest time after birth but we never give up.

Dr. Lorna ~ Check your current diet against our ANTIFUNGAL FOOD CHOICES LIST diet, remove all chemicals, all soy (including in cosmetics, shampoo, conditioners, etc.) and organic only. Could have testing through FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE DOCTOR in your area; to find a practitioner – enter city and state or zip code and how far you are willing to travel. There will be lists of naturopaths too; however, we recommend finding a D.O. or MD.

Jorge Pelaez, MD 1004 Scenic Hwy, PENSACOLA, FL: (850) 436-4444 (EMAIL DR PELAEZ )

Kyle Chavers, MD 4467 Commons Drive W, F-G, DESTIN, FL 32541 (850) 269-9000 (ONLINE EMAIL FORM)

Changing diet and lifestyle. Can get her hormone levels tested and submit to Dr. Helen.

Vicki: FIGTreeVitamins.com BASIC WELLNESS PACKAGE, which contains a total of 5 products: 1 bottle Whole Food Multi-Vitamin 60 tablets, 1 bottle Mineral Complex Ultra 250 tablets, 1 Bottle Beta Glucan (100mg), 60 capsules, 1 bottle Vitamin C 1000 Buffered, 90 Tablets, 1 bottle Probiotic Enteric-coat, 60 capsules.

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Q: Suzanne/FL A friend of mine uses a neti pot and says it reduced her allergies, sinus congestion and headaches almost completely. She uses it every night before bed. How does a neti pot work, how is it used and is it safe?

A: Dr. Lorna ~ Can reinfect yourself with fungus or other microbes if you fail to fully sanitize.

As with any nasal lavage system, it can be very effective in clearing sinuses. I have a WaterPik Nasal Lavage that attaches to my WaterPik and it is extremely effective when my sinuses plug. Fortunately, I have not needed it for years but I keep it handy just the same.

There are some cautions to adhere to when spraying anything up into your sinuses:

  • Use ONLY clean, distilled water, as bacteria, mold, mildew and other microbes in tap or ordinary bottled water can be delivered into your nasal passages

  • Use fine sea salt or kosher salt

  • Be sure to clean and sanitize your WaterPik and nasal lavage tools after every use to avoid microbial contamination; water remains in the tiny hose and can stagnate or get bacteria growing in there too, so flush the system well before and after use to prevent sinus infections.

News You Can Use! Friday November 16, 2018 with DocJon & Vicki 

News & Discussion!

WILL ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE MAKE DOCTORS OBSOLETE?

The hype and promise of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning in medicine is sky high. Individual physicians, patients, and experts have very different views on whether computing and machines can really take the place of physicians. In a debate published online in the BMJ, Jörg Goldhahn, MD, says they will.

“Doctors as we now know them will become obsolete eventually,” writes Goldhahn, deputy head of the Institute for Medicine in Zurich Switzerland. He explains that the technology has already shown the potential to be more accurate than physicians at making diagnoses in certain specialties, producing prognostic models, and performing some surgical interventions. “And in 2017 a robot passed China’s national medical exam, exceeding the minimum required by 96 points!”

Can you imagine having a local anesthesia and the robot says oops? “[M]achines and systems can be more trustworthy if they can be regarded as unbiased and without conflicts of interest,” he writes. He adds that in some very personal cases that may involve shame, a robot’s services may be preferred.

Physicians Will Always Be Vital to Healthcare

Others, though, say there are aspects of care that machines can never provide. “In particular, physicians will remain better at dealing with the patient as a whole person, which involves knowledge of social relationships,” write Vanessa Rampton, PhD, from the McGill Institute for Health and Social Policy, Montreal, Québec, Canada.  They note that machines will augment physicians’ work but “will never replace them entirely.” Only humans can “relate to the patient as a fellow person and can gain holistic knowledge of the patient’s illness as related to his or her life. Such knowledge involves ideals such as trust, respect, courage, and responsibility that are not easily accessible to machines,” they write.

DISCUSSION: A new roll for doctors is likely to use AI to consult with patients, especially patients they already have seen, know well, and can monitor through AI (pacemakers, blood sugar, blood pressure, etc.).

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AS MELATONIN USE RISES, SO DO SAFETY CONCERNS

Isabel Wazny had tried everything to get to sleep. A lifelong night owl whose sleeplessness worsened as she aged, she sipped chamomile tea, popped antihistamines, and listened to relaxation tapes before bed — all to no avail. Some days she’d call in sick to work, afraid she couldn’t drive safely. After she retired, she started staying up all night.

“There’s no one to talk to at 3 a.m., and when you sleep all day, it’s hard on your social life. I was getting really depressed,” says Wazny, 63, who lives in British Columbia. When she asked her doctor for sleeping pills, she recommended melatonin instead. Today, her life has turned around. “I have never had such a regular pattern of sleep in all my adult life,” she says. “I wish I had known about this 30 years ago.” “A lot of people just take it right before they go to bed as if it were a sleeping pill,” says Michael Breus, PhD, a California-based clinical psychologist who specializes in sleep disorders. “It’s not that simple.” “Melatonin is a sleep regulator, not a sleep initiator,” says Breus, author of The Power of When.

Alfred Lewy, MD, professor at Oregon Health & Science University and a pioneer in melatonin research, says he has found that a larger dose (3 milligrams or more) can have a hypnotic effect on about one-third of people who take it, making them feel sleepy. “It works for some people, but not for others,” he says. “You just have to try it and find out which one you are.”

Melatonin also works great for jet lag from eastward travel, says Breus, who personally takes 0.5 milligrams of melatonin 90 minutes before bedtime in the place he’s traveling to. After a weekend of staying up late and sleeping in, a melatonin late Sunday afternoon can also help you get to sleep at a regular hour and avoid the “Monday morning blues” that often happen when your days off disrupt your body clock, (Caution: If you are one of those people melatonin makes sleepy, don’t drive after taking it).

Is Melatonin Safe for Kids?

Melatonin is the second most used natural product for children. Studies show that it can also help children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), who tend to have lower levels of melatonin, and children with ADHD, who tend to have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep.

One recent study of 125 children and teens with ASD found that those who took larger doses — from 2 milligrams to 5 milligrams — of prolonged-release melatonin for 13 weeks were sleeping about an hour longer per night, with fewer sleep disturbances, by the end of the study. “It’s generally safe, it’s not habit forming, and people don’t really develop a tolerance for it,” Canapari said. “It is my first-path sleep medication for children who need it.”

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Only take as needed; if you are tired and falling asleep, you may not need this combination every night. ALWAYS begin at lower amounts of L-Tryptophan and Melatonin, as there is no point in taking more than is necessary to help you sleep through the night.

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NOTE: EVERY PERSON IS DIFFERENT WITH DIFFERENT NEEDS! L-Tryptophan and Melatonin can make you drowsy! Please begin use the night before you are not required to work or operate machinery the next day so that you know how you respond to these products.

NOTICE: L-Tryptophan is an essential amino acid, important for stability; however, if you take certain drugs, you may not be able to use it, even at lower amounts. For those taking NO drugs, you may take up to SIX L-Tryptophan in a 24 hours period; however, L-Tryptophan naturally relaxes the body and mind, so please do not use L-Tryptophan until you know how your body reacts to this natural amino acid.

CAUTION! Prescribed antidepressants, narcotics, tranquilizers and sleeping pills are dangerous when used with certain supplements! These include Selective serotonin & norepinephrine inhibitors (SNRIs), such as Effexor, Cymbalta, Khedezla, Pristiq, and Fetzima, Novel serotonergic drugs such as Trentellix (formerly called Brintellix or Viibryd, Older tricyclic antidepressants, such as Elavil, Pamelor, Sinequan and Imipramine, drugs that are thought to affect mainly dopamine and norepinephrine such as Wellbutrin, MonoAmine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs), such as Nardil, Parnate, and Emsam, Tetracyclic antidepressants that are noradrenergic and specific serotonergic antidepressants (NaSSAs), such as Remeron, mood stabilizers, such as Lithium, other anti-anxeity medications, including benzodiazapines, such as Valium, Ativan and Xanax (Alprazolam). These drugs carry a risk of addiction, so they are not as desirable for long-term use. Other possible side effects include drowsiness, poor concentration, and irritability, the drug buspirone (Buspar), which is a unique serotonergic drug that is non-habit-forming and often used to treat Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), some antiseizure medicines, such as Gabapentin (Neurontin) or pregabalin (Lyrica), are sometimes used “off label” to treat certain forms of anxiety, as well as another group of drugs called stimulants may be used for certain disorders, primarily attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The most commonly used stimulants include Ritalin, Dexedrine, Adderall, and Vyvanse. Do not use the package with a class of drugs, called alpha agonists, are nonaddictive medicines that are also sometimes used to treat ADHD. Examples include clonidine (Catapres) and guanfacine (Intuniv) and/or the non-stimulant ADHD drug atomoxetine (Strattera).

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VITAMIN D VS FLU SHOTS

BY Alliance for natural health usa NOVEMBER 8, 2018

New research shows vitamin D helps prevent infection. Flu season is upon us again. To prevent the flu, we’re told that the best remedy is to get a flu shot—a shot which is consistently ineffective, and, incredibly, still contains mercury in many cases. The  Alliance for Natural Health ANH-USA have been beating the drum about vitamin D and its well-documented anti-viral capabilities for years, and there is new evidence demonstrating vitamin D’s role in preventing respiratory infections. When faced with the choice of a cheap, safe, and effective natural immune defense against the flu, or an expensive, dangerous, and ineffective vaccine that makes drug companies billions of dollars, Big Pharma and the AMA always chooses a drug.

The study, which pooled data from 25 studies that included more than 10,000 participants, found that vitamin D supplementation reduced the risk of respiratory infections (cold and flu) by 10 percent overall—and there are reasons to think this figure greatly understates the degree of protection. The protective effect of the sunshine vitamin was even more dramatic in those who were deficient. For the deficient, which about 40% of Americans are, the risk of infection was reduced by half with vitamin D supplementation. This builds upon earlier findings from a 2010 Japanese study which found that vitamin D supplementation was as effective as the vaccine at preventing colds and flu.

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DOES YOUR TURKEY HAVE SALMONELLA? ASSUME IT DOES

Nov. 15, 2018 — With Thanksgiving just a week away, a leading consumer watchdog is warning the public that they have no way of knowing if their turkey might be infected with salmonella.

Consumer Reports this week urged the U.S. Department of Agriculture to name the brands and raw turkey products that have made 164 people sick in 35 states since November 2017.

More than 60 people have been hospitalized, and there has been one death attributed to the outbreak. The CDC has reported that many of those affected purchased ground turkey, turkey parts, or whole turkeys.

Assume your turkey has salmonella. While not an appetizing thought, the outbreak is widespread, and with so little information coming from regulators, no one should assume their bird is bug-free.

DISCUSSION:

Brining your turkey helps kill bacteria like salmonella, and it is equally important to cook your poultry thoroughly; the salty brine actually aids with keeping the turkey moist, even if you overcook!

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FDA OKs FIRST DRUG TO TAME GASSY COWS

The first drug to combat farting in livestock has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Yes, you read that right: When fed to beef cattle under specific conditions, Experior results in less ammonia gas released by the animals and their waste. “Today we’re announcing the approval of the first animal drug that reduces ammonia gas emissions from an animal or its waste. These ammonia gasses can come from many sources and can affect the health of people, animals and the environment,” Steven Solomon, director of the FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine, said in an agency news release.

Ammonia gas emissions can cause atmospheric haze and noxious odors, and high concentrations of ammonia can cause irritation of the eyes, nose and throat in both humans and animals, according to the FDA. Studies showed that the drug partially reduces ammonia gas emissions from manure produced by a single animal or a pen of animals, but did not assess its effectiveness on a larger scale.

Other studies showed that Experior is safe to feed to beef cattle and that meat from cattle treated with the drug is safe for people to eat, according to the FDA.

Show Notes Thursday, November 15, 2018 with Dr. Lorna Walker

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DISCUSSION

Holiday Foods, Prep and Safety Tips

HEALTHY TURKEY RECIPE News

RECIPES in the Reference Center

Fresh or frozen turkey: Fresh turkey pick-up the day before Thanksgiving. Refrigerate immediately. The larger the frozen turkey the longer it takes to thaw. Put in a container with cold water to avoid bacterial growth; use ice if necessary.

Brining the turkey can also kill a lot, but not all, bacteria.

If you have histamine intolerance, IBS, etc. it is essential to pack and store food properly. Anything sitting in the refrigerator, even at proper temperature, breaks down and grows histamine quickly. Package and freeze everything in serving portions you plan to keep within 2 hours of completing cooking of each product. Even if you are NOT histamine intolerant, the same practices should be employed or you stand a chance of bacterial induced food poisoning. NEVER WASH POULTRY because the water will splash all over your sink and countertops.

Discovered 3% solution Hydrogen Peroxide spray and use it in the kitchen.

Refrigerator must be colder than 40F degrees and Freezers must be below 0 (zero)F degrees.

Make sure the internal temps of your frozen then thawed prepped leftovers should be 165 degrees. Please keep guests out of the kitchen snacking off of your foods; instead put snack platters out for people to snack.

Be EGGSTRA careful with eggs. Eggnog uses eggs, so be sure they are pasteurized. ¼ tsp sugar will bind eggs from turning the yolks into scrambled eggs when heating.

Top 10 Holiday Food Safety Tips

Don’t be a turkey about food safety this season.

By Kathleen M. Zelman, MPH, RD, LD

From WebMD Archives:

Cooks across the country are making plans for holiday feasts that include everyone’s favorite dishes, from cornbread stuffing to pumpkin pie. Friends and families are invited, and excitement is in the air. Food safety is probably not the first thing you think about when planning a holiday dinner. But to keep your gathering from being memorable in the wrong way, it’s important to take steps to protect your guests from food-borne illnesses.

While the U.S. food supply is one of the safest in the world, some 76 million people get sick from food-borne illness every year, according to the CDC. And food safety can be a special challenge during the holidays. Not only is it cold and flu season, but the menu may includes more dishes than there is room for in the refrigerator or oven.

“It takes skill, timing and organization to pull off a healthy holiday meal with all the dishes that need to be kept at proper temperature so bacteria won’t have a chance to grow,” says food safety expert Missy Cody, PhD, RD, head of the nutrition division at Georgia State University.

Further, most guest lists include people who are especially vulnerable to food borne illness — older people, young children, pregnant women, or anyone with a compromised immune system. And your menu may include food offerings from friends and relatives that have traveled for hours or have been kept at room temperature for extended time. (“Advise your guests to put piping hot food into a container before they leave home and when they arrive, be sure to refrigerate promptly or reheat to 165 degrees Fahrenheit,” says Cody.)

To make sure your holiday dinner is not only delicious but as safe as possible, WebMD asked the experts for their best holiday food safety tips. Here are their top 10 suggestions:

Mise en place

  1. Have a master plan. Chefs do it, and so should you. Consider your refrigerator, freezer and oven space, and how you’ll manage to keep hot foods at 140 degrees or higher and cold foods at 40 degrees or below. If you need to use coolers, make sure you have plenty of clean ice and check it frequently to be sure the ice hasn’t melted. “Whatever you do, don’t rely on the natural outdoor temperature on the porch to keep foods at proper temperature” says Cody.

  2. Cook to proper temperature — and use a thermometer. There is simply no other way to determine that food has been cooked enough to kill bacteria. “Turkeys, stuffing, side dishes, and all leftovers should be cooked to at least 165 degrees and kept above 140 degrees during serving to be sure that any potential bacteria is destroyed,” says Karen Blakeslee, MS, of the Kansas State University Food Science Institute. “Remember the golden rule: Keep hot food hot and cold food cold.”

  3. Refrigerate leftovers within two hours of preparation. Leaving food out too long is one of the biggest holiday food safety problems. “It is so easy to linger around the table, but when food sits outs for more than two hours in the danger zone — above 40 degrees and below 140 degrees — it is prime for bacterial growth,” says Blakeslee. Adds Cody: “Store leftovers in 2-inch deep, shallow containers and make sure the refrigerator is not over-packed and there is plenty of air circulating around the food so it can be properly cooled.” Blakeslee suggests cutting the meat off the turkey to allow it to quickly cool to proper temperature, as well as make it easy to store.

  4. Properly defrost your turkey, or buy a fresh one. “If you choose a frozen turkey, allocate 24 hours per 5 pounds to defrost in the refrigerator, and whatever you do, don’t defrost the bird on the kitchen counter,” says Blakeslee. In light of drought conditions in certain areas of the country, defrosting the bird using frequently changed cold water seems wasteful. But it is safe (albeit time-consuming), as long as you change the cold water bath every 30 minutes.

  5. Wash your hands thoroughly and often — before, during, and after food preparation. “Simply washing hands is one of the easiest ways to minimize bacterial contamination and keep your food safe,” says Blakeslee. Wash with hot water and soap, up to your wrists and between your fingers, for approximately 20 seconds.

  6. Wash all fresh produce. Wash even prepackaged greens, to minimize potential bacterial contamination. Make sure kitchen counters, sponges, cutting boards, and knives are all well scrubbed.

  7. Reheat leftovers to 165 degrees. Filling a plate of food and popping it into the microwave for a few minutes may seem safe enough. But, says Cody, you really need to use a thermometer to make sure all the food is reheated enough to kill bacteria. “Microwaves heat in an uneven manner, so let the covered food sit for a minute or two to let the heat destroy any bugs, then check the temperature all around the plate.” she recommends.

  8. Keep guests (and sticky fingers) out of the kitchen. “Holidays occur during cold and flu season, which further compounds the fact that about half of all people have staph aureus bacteria on their fingertips,” says Cody. “So it is important to prevent anyone from picking at the food while it is being prepared,” She suggests serving simple appetizers to give guest something to nibble on until the meal is ready.

  9. Serve only pasteurized apple cider. Most juices, including apple cider, are pasteurized to destroy any harmful bacteria. While you can buy unpasteurized juice, it will contain a warning that it can cause serious illness in vulnerable people. “To be on the safe side, serve pasteurized cider at your holiday gatherings,” says Blakeslee.

  10. Be egg-stra careful with eggs. Many eggnog recipes call for uncooked eggs, but Marcia Greenblum, RD, MS, of the Egg Nutrition Center says “to be perfectly safe, you need to use pasteurized eggs or cook the eggs yolks lightly with the sugar (recipe below) to be sure you kill any potential salmonella bacteria.” She also advises that eggs be kept refrigerated until ready for use and always cook egg products to 160 degrees.

Holiday Foods Pets Should Avoid

Dogs and cats eat things they shouldn’t all year long, but the holidays, with their heavy emphasis on large meals and traditional foods, are a particularly dangerous time.  Some pet owners will want to celebrate with their pets by sharing their bounty with them.  This can range from scraps of turkey, Christmas cookies, or bits of whatever else happens to be lying around, all the way up to complete meals – turkey with all the trimmings and even dessert – so that the family dog can participate fully in the family’s holiday feast.  Unfortunately, the warm feeling of sharing the owners get from this more often than not is followed by less warm feelings of worry and insomnia when the dog comes down with nasty gastrointestinal problems afterwards.  To avoid these consequences, here are some foods you should avoid giving your pets:

High-fat Foods

These include the holiday ham or turkey, gravy, dressing, and the like. A high-fat meal is a jolt to the digestive system, and can result in vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. In severe cases indulging in rich, fatty foods can cause more serious conditions such as pancreatitis (an inflammation of the pancreas), which often requires hospitalization with IV fluids to treat. In certain cases pancreatitis can even be fatal.

Chocolate

Chocolate contains two substances toxic to pets, theobromine and caffeine.  While most instances of chocolate ingestion result in only an upset stomach and maybe some diarrhea, other chocolate toxicity cases can be much, much worse. Depending on how much is eaten, symptoms can include severe vomiting and diarrhea, hyperactivity, tremors, rapid heart rate, seizures and, occasionally, death. 

Different kinds of chocolate contain different amounts of the toxins, but in general the darker (or more bitter) the chocolate, the more dangerous it is.  Unsweetened baking chocolate, for instance, has almost three times as much theobromine as semi-sweet chocolate, and nearly seven times more than milk chocolate.  White chocolate has little to no toxicity but a lot of fat, so it too should be kept out of the reach of pets.

Macadamia Nuts

Macadamia nuts, often popular to have sitting out as munchies for holiday guests, can cause problems if eaten by dogs. The reason why macadamia nuts are toxic has yet to be determined, but we do know that dogs who eat them can develop vomiting and diarrhea, weakness, tremors, elevated body temperature, and trouble walking. Fortunately, most dogs who receive appropriate treatment will recover in a day or two.

Rising Bread Dough

If a dog finds a bowl of rising holiday bread dough and eats it, it can quickly develop into a life-threatening emergency. The pet’s own body heat causes the dough to continue rising in the stomach, expanding several times its original size, which can lead to severe abdominal pain, vomiting, bloating, stomach rupture and death. In addition, rising bread dough produces ethanol (a form of alcohol) which has its own toxic effects on the body, including vomiting, depression, and incoordination.  Surgery may be necessary to remove the bread dough before the stomach is irreparably damaged.

Sugar-free Candy and Gum

Sugar-free candies and gum, popular with dieters around the holidays, contain xylitol, a naturally occurring sugar substitute.  Dogs are very sensitive to xylitol, and eating even a small amount can cause the pet’s blood sugar levels to plummet rapidly, resulting in life-threatening hypoglycemia. High doses of the toxin have also been known to cause liver failure and problems with blood clotting. Medical attention must be sought immediately to correct the hypoglycemia.

Grapes and Raisins

Although the reasons are unclear, some types of grapes and raisins have been known to cause kidney failure in dogs, especially if eaten in large amounts.  Since what constitutes “large amounts” is also unknown, it is best to avoid feeding grapes and raisins to dogs altogether.

Onions

Onions are members of the genus Allium, which also includes garlic, leeks, shallots, and chives. Onions contain a toxin called n-propyl disulfide, which causes damage to red blood cells, resulting in anemia. Pieces of onion, onion powder, cooked onion, and even commercial baby food containing onion powder are all considered dangerous to both dogs and cats. Symptoms of onion toxicity can include weakness, pallor (pale gums), jaundice, and vomiting. Severe cases may require blood transfusion for treatment as well as hospitalization for IV fluids and supportive care.

Moldy Foods

It is also important to be very careful when disposing of old food.  Moldy foods can contain mycotoxins, which can cause muscle tremors, incoordination, and seizures lasting for several days.

Food Packaging

Don’t forget to make sure your pets can’t get into the garbage after the holiday banquet is over! Plastic bags, cling wrap, and styrofoam that have been in contact with foods, especially meat products, are tempting to dogs who will eat these things because they still taste like the food they contained. These non-digestible items can become stuck in the stomach or the intestines and require major surgery to remove.

Eating Disorders and Holidays

For many people the holidays are a time of joy and celebration. It is a time to gather with family and friends, catch up on each other’s lives, and share a few laughs. For most people, highlights of the holiday season includes the food and sitting down to enjoy a traditional holiday meal. For people with eating disorders, however, the holidays are often not quite so enjoyable. In fact, they can be the ultimate nightmare. For many sufferers, the holidays bring tremendous stress, anxiety, and fear.

It is common for people who suffer from eating disorders to experience an increase in symptoms of their illness as the holiday season approaches. This may be due to stress over the impending festivities and/or anticipation of the presence of challenging (often high calorie) food in the weeks to come. Many sufferers tell themselves that if they lose a few pounds prior to the holidays, they will be able to allow themselves to eat like everyone else. In reality, this approach rarely works and the eating disorder reasserts itself during the family time.

Show Notes Saturday, November 10, 2018 with Dr. Lorna Walker

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Q: Becky/FL I am a woman of faith and know that I can do all things through Jesus who died for me. I am 29 years old and was on antibiotics most of my childhood for infections since I was born. I was adopted by my Aunt and Uncle; my Aunt’s sister was my biological mother but my Aunt and Uncle have been my Mom and Dad since birth. She was a drug addict and used drugs when she was pregnant with me up to delivery. My Mom and Dad said I went through withdrawals and they were there with me in the nursery through the whole thing. I know I’m an addictive person so it is a fight every day to count calories, not smoke, drink or abuse my body. I married 4 years ago after college and we have been trying to have a baby but I’m not getting pregnant. Doctors say there is nothing wrong with either one of us so I think this is because of drugs during my mother’s pregnancy. I eat according to the Daniel Fast, because my minister said Daniel was healthy because he refused to eat meat, and everything I eat is organic. I thought I was doing everything right but my Mom says that you say I need to eat meat. Why? I thought it was healthy to be vegetarian since it says so in the Bible.

A:  The Bible does not advocate for vegetarianism or veganism anywhere. The confusion usually comes as a result of two things:

1) In the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve ate foods from every seed-bearing plant and every tree whose fruit contains seed for their food; however, after The Fall, humanity ate fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts and every animal that did not eat them first.

2) Daniel only ate vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds while held captive in Babylon after the land of Judah was conquered by King Nebuchadnezzar’s army.

As a practical matter, eliminating all meat and meat by-products (such as eggs and dairy) results in nutritional deficiencies, which could make it difficult to become pregnant or to carry a healthy baby to term.

Dr. Lorna ~ Many nutrients not obtained by anything but meats. You do not need a lot of meat protein; wondering if her veganism may be part of the reason she cannot conceive, especially since her mother was drug addicted. Antibiotics during childhood likely harmed gut. If consuming soy, that can push estrogen levels beyond a point that she cannot get pregnant. NO soy. Check your current diet against our ANTIFUNGAL FOOD CHOICES LIST diet, and add probiotics, such as FIGTree Vitamins  PROBIOTIC ENTERIC, 35 Billion CFU to enhance rebuilding beneficial flora in the gut.

Taking vitamins from supplements is helpful but incomplete.

Vegans have a higher rate if neurological diseases, probably from lack of B12 and amino acids.

Dr. Lorna would like her to have 10-12% of her calories from animal protein, which can get from cheese, dairy, eggs.

Read more about soy in our Reference Center or simply link here:

Read more at SOY FUN FACTS.

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Q: Jackson in AL: I heard using electronic devices is harmful to health and that the teck giants do not allow their kids to use them, despite pushing it on our kids and us. What health problems can we get from using them?

A: Dr. Lorna ~ Recent article about dangers of EMFs from cell phones, tablets, etc. and that there is likely to be long term damage. The FDA, of course, disagreed with findings. We all need to use computers, cell phones, etc. daily for work and pleasure. Use a speaker or blue tooth, an EMF screen on your computer, etc. We are made of electrical energy, so artificial electric fields can negatively effect us.

EMF’s: DocJon ~ Probably a lot of people saw FoxNews’ Tucker Carlson’s interview with a man who discussed this issue; it was very interesting. You can research this through any search engine; Bill Gates and Steve Jobs raised their children tech-free. Suicide is higher in people who use these devices more than 3 hours per day.  

Check out Starfish Prime through a search engine.

Loss of social skills, emotional instability:

Reliance on devices to think for us, calculate for us, “write” for us… Americans are losing necessary skills and are not getting enough exercise. In our public schools, kids no longer learn cursive writing skills; they learn to type. What happens when all of the electrical grids go down or when some evil player in the world shuts down the Internet? Studies show that children have a difficult time reading books if they only read on their devices.

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Q: Cal/TX I had not noticed but my wife says I cough a lot. It is dry and shallow. She noticed it after taking several rounds of antibiotics before having my teeth pulled and replacing my teeth with implants. Is there a connection?

A: Dr. Lorna ~ He may have a yeast infection that infiltrated his lungs or systemically from toxins from Candida in the gut.

Lack of sufficient flora in the gut and probable microbial overgrowth from the extensive dental work. FIGTreeVitamins.com PROBIOTIC ENTERIC, 35 Billion CFU Capsules (1-2 at bedtime EMPTY STOMACH) for gastrointestinal concerns.

We recommend following our ANTIFUNGAL ROTATION Regimen using FIGTreeVitamins.com ANTIFUNGAL PACKAGE, and check your current diet against our ANTIFUNGAL FOOD CHOICES LIST diet.

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Q: Analiese B Posted: Hi everyone! It has been a long time but I have a question for my daughter who is 17. She has had PMS, with severe pain during her periods that she misses time at school. Do you think it is from being fed soy formula as a baby? I haven’t heard Dr. Pensanti on your show for awhile and assume she is busy and want to know if you recommend one of her creams for my daughter. She does not take medicines routinely and I give her figtree’s whole food multi and minerals. Just thinking she needs some cream too. How much to use, etc. is appreciated. Thanks for your help all these years.

A: Dr. Lorna ~ Because she is young, her hormone levels should be tested different times of the month. 2-3 times during the month, during ovulation, just before period and sometimes shortly after period provides a story of what is going on hormonally.

Doctor likely to prescribe birth control pills, which are artificial hormones, that can cause more trouble. Send the test levels to Dr. Helen through her email. Some people with PMS is a result of hormone fluctuations (can cause hypoglycemia), then when we reach for sugar, making PMS is worse. Keep nuts (with unsweetened coconut) as snacks. Evening Primrose Oil (EPO) can help regulate/balance prostaglandins, when taken daily. PLEASE complete/return the Questionnaire so we can help this young lady. Changing diet, exercise, etc., even if you have to take certain medications, can improve your quality of life. Eat nothing you cannot grow – shop the periphery of the supermarket.

Vicki ~ Dr. Jon found a great article from the NIH and used it on New You Can Use; we appreciate you asking so we could share yesterday! The article discusses soy formula’s negative effects on girls as they go through puberty and as adults, causing hormonal changes, as babies, that later cause fibroids, breast and uterine cancers, PCOS and other hormone related problems. I want to know how soy formula/estrogen consumed in infancy is affecting male babies in the future!

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FIGTreeVitamins.com VITAMIN B COMPLEX Co-enzymated Capsules are the most highly absorbable B-complex available! (1 capsule daily with food in the morning; may repeat, if needed, at lunch. Please do not take within 5 hours of bedtime as B-complex can keep some people awake)

FIGTreeVitamins.com VITAMIN B-6 100mg Tablets FIGTreeVitamins.com (2 with breakfast, 2 with lunch and 2 with dinner for two weeks, then may reduce to 1 with breakfast, 1 with lunch and 1 with dinner daily for at least another month) for emotional stability concerns.

FIGTreeVitamins.com MULTIVITAMIN ONE DAILY Tablets Whole Food Vitamin/mineral supplement (1-2 daily with breakfast or lunch) to supplement meals. Take it with FIGTreeVitamins.com MULTIMINERAL COMPLEX Ultra Tablets (2 upon rising and 2 at bedtime daily) for the most comprehensive, highly absorbable supplementation of all of the nutrients your body needs and uses every day.

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Dr. Helen’s Blue label Bio-Identical Phyto PROGESTERONE cream (apply TWICE per day; 1/4 tsp to an inner arm, inner thigh, breast, neck or fatty area of stomach – rotate application site with each application). Dr. Lee said you can use every 30 minutes if needed until hot flashes are gone. If still menstruating, count YOUR day 1 (first day of period), then begin using the cream twice per day beginning day 12 through day 26.

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HELEN PENSANTI’S CREAMS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE THROUGH AMAZON.COM / AMAZON PRIME!

ALSO, Read more about soy in our Reference Center or simply link here: Read more at SOY FUN FACTS.

Here is the link to the article: SOY’S NEGATIVE EFFECTS ON GIRLS WHEN GROWN

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News You Can Use! Friday November 9, 2018 with DocJon & Vicki

News & Discussion!

OK to Give Leftover Chemo Pills to Needy Patients in Tennessee

Medscape Medical News

November 01, 2018

It’s a common scenario: a cancer patient has died, and family members or loved ones ask, “What do we do with these expensive, leftover cancer pills?” Or a patient returns to the oncology clinic with a supply of an oral chemotherapy that was not effective and asks the same thing.

In Tennessee, there is a now an answer other than “throw them out” — thanks to a 3-year-long effort led by Phil Baker, PharmD, cofounder and chief executive officer of Good Shepherd Pharmacy in Memphis.

Baker was the catalyst for a change in state law, which now allows any prescription-drug donation repository program to accept donated prescriptions, particularly pricey oral chemotherapies and organ transplant drugs, from individuals.

Baker helped write and enact the law, according to a recent news story published in the Daily Memphian. Essentially, cancer patients can now pass along their unused oral drugs to other cancer patients who cannot afford them. The law also allows oncology clinics around the country to donate excess oral chemotherapies to Tennessee-based programs.

“The aim of this law is to get more medications into the hands of people who can’t afford them,” he said. Baker explained why the law focuses on expensive oral drugs, such as targeted cancer therapies. “All the new chemos are coming out as pills, but they cost $30,000 and up for a 1-month supply. With more than 40% of cancer patients passing away, it is a double whammy,” Baker said. “Most patients can’t afford them, and half are getting thrown away.”

FROM THEIR WEBSITE remedichain.com…32 million Americans report they did not pick up their prescriptions because they could not afford them. At the same time, 20% of all filled prescriptions end up being thrown away. The top twenty oral chemotherapy medications can range from $30,000 to $45,000 for a 30-day supply. These medications are some of the most commonly wasted prescriptions as upwards of 40% of cancer patients expire before taking their full prescription.

As the law was being developed, Baker and colleagues created remedichain.com to manage individual drug donations, which, as of October 24, were allowed in Tennessee. Baker told Medscape Medical News that after just 1 week, they had tallied seven donations of oral chemotherapies worth $100,000. Additionally, four oncology clinics from other states have contacted Baker about sending donations. The Remedi website provides information on how to make donations from inside or outside of Tennessee.

A Nonprofit Pharmacy With a Vision

Baker’s Good Shepard Pharmacy, which was founded in 2015, works in conjunction with remedichain.com. Donated drugs will be given to uninsured, low-income patients who are members of the unique nonprofit pharmacy as well as to patients affiliated with other donation repositories. Online project needs chemo partners.

DISCUSSION: Awesome idea, as these drugs are so terribly expensive even if you have insurance. Please use the links above if interested in chemotherapy drug donations. Enhancing immune system function before, during and after chemotherapies aids with better health. Plenty of articles in the REFERENCE CENTER here at FIGTreeLive.com; BEFORE YOU CAN READ AND ACCESS REFERENCE CENTER ARTICLES, if you have not already become a FREE Member, we invite you to REGISTER (and each time you visit thereafter, be sure to LOG-IN each time you visit FIGTREE LIVE.com, so that you can access all of the features, including diets, cleanses, regimens and health articles in the Reference Center, chat with others in the Live Chat Forums, play with the health tools, check out surgical videos and all of the other features on the website! Just use the pull-down menu by placing your mouse over MEMBER RESOURCES on the green bar across the top of the Home Page at FIGTreeLIVE.com.

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Soy formula feeding during infancy associated with severe menstrual pain in adulthood

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

November 9, 2018

New research suggests that infant girls fed soy formula are more likely to develop severe menstrual pain as young adults. The finding adds to the growing body of literature that suggests exposure to soy formula during early life may have detrimental effects on the reproductive system. The study appears online in the journal Human Reproduction.

The researchers found that women who had ever been fed soy formula as babies were 50 percent more likely to have experienced moderate or severe menstrual discomfort between the ages of 18 and 22, and 40 percent more likely to have used hormonal contraception to help alleviate menstrual pain.

However, severe menstrual pain is not the only adverse reproductive health condition that Upson has linked to infant soy formula. Researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle previously linked soy formula feeding to endometriosis, a condition where tissue that normally lines the inside of the uterus grows outside. Using SELF data that is (Study of Environment, Lifestyle, and Fibroids), Upson and NIEHS  (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences)  senior scientist Donna Baird, Ph.D., have also linked infant soy formula to larger fibroids among woman with fibroids and to heavy menstrual bleeding.

Other studies by NIEHS scientists found that girl infants fed soy formula had changes in the cells of the vagina, including differences in how specific genes are turned on and off.

“The results of both studies indicate that the findings may apply to all women, but further research is warranted before any changes are made to soy formula feeding recommendations,” said Baird.

DISCUSSION: SOY IS ESTROGEN – PMS, fibroids, PCOS, cancer, etc! A study on how soy formula affects boys would be interesting.

Read more about soy in our Reference Center or simply link here:

Read more at SOY FUN FACTS.

If unable to breastfeed, try Goat Formula or make your own – HOMEMADE BABY FORMULA

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Brisk Walking Delays Knee Replacement in Osteoarthritis

CHICAGO — For people with knee osteoarthritis, or at high risk for it, a brisk walk for just 5 minutes a day can lower the risk for total knee replacement over 5 years, results from a new study show. Previous literature has been mixed on whether walking briskly is beneficial or could cause further injury in this patient population. This study “is a starting point for people with knee osteoarthritis,” per the  American College of Rheumatology 2018 Annual Meeting.

And the implications for the cost of healthcare are huge. “There were 450,000 total knee replacements in 2005, and it is projected that there will be 3.4 million in 2030,” she reported. A lot of people get knee osteoarthritis at 50, and the latest stats say replacements last about 20 years. If you can delay it, that’s a big deal,” he explained. The brisk walking tested is not close to a run so there is little risk for injury. “What we’re trying to say here is that it doesn’t take much. With 5 minutes a day of activity, you have a substantial reduction in your near-term risk of a joint replacement,” “Can you spend 5 minutes for your osteoarthritis?”

For people with severe osteoarthritis, 10 minutes of brisk walking a day is safe, said White. Although the pain might increase immediately after the walk, it will not increase over the long term, he added.

DISCUSSION: We recommend following our RAW CLEANSE Diet for 1-2 weeks, followed by our ANTIFUNGAL FOOD CHOICES LIST diet.  

For pain:  FIGTreeVitamins.com INFLAMOVE Joint Formula (3 capsules at bedtime preventatively or 3 upon rising and 3 at bedtime therapeutically) for joint pain and injury recovery.

For years of inflammation, injury, etc., try adding in FIGTreeVitamins.com ULTRA PROTEO-ZIMES Enteric Proteolytic Systemic Oral Enzymes (PSOEs) Tablets (3-5 upon rising and 3-5 tablets at bedtime EMPTY STOMACH) or more as recommended by your healthcare practitioner. Excellent when coupled with FIGTreeVitamins.com SPIRULINA Blue-Green Algae Tablets (3-5 upon rising and 3-5 at bedtime) for binding to and expelling metal/chemical toxicity and aging concerns.

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Benefit of Salt Restriction in Heart Failure Uncertain

November 07, 2018

Despite “broad advocacy” for salt restriction in patients with heart failure, a new systematic data review finds no clear evidence that a low-salt diet will minimize complications or improve outcomes. For inpatients with heart failure, there was no evidence of a significant clinical benefit in patients on a sodium-restricted diet.

The study was published online November 5 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

DISCUSSION: Use sea salt, which is alive with falvor, instead of iodized dead salt

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4.Higher Omega-3 Levels Linked to Healthier Aging

Higher serum levels of serum omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFAs) are associated with healthy aging in adults, defined as survival without chronic disease, such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, lung disease, or severe chronic kidney disease, a new study suggests.

In particular, n-3 PUFAs from seafood, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), docosapentaenoic acid (DPA), and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) were associated with healthier aging. “We found that higher blood levels of omega-3s from seafood were associated with a higher likelihood of healthy aging and also saw that people with the highest blood levels of omega-3s self-reported fish intake of about two servings per week,” lead author Heidi Lai, PhD, postdoctoral fellow, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Boston, told theheart.org | Medscape Cardiology.

“We’re living longer but are not necessarily in good health, and the quality of life in old age is deteriorating,” Lai said. “In addition to quality-of-life concerns, longevity without good health increases healthcare costs, so as researchers, we want to start to focus on quality of life rather than longevity — a concept we call healthy aging, which means survival until death free of chronic disease and cognitive and physical dysfunction,” she continued.

“We know that omega-3 PUFAs, mostly found in seafood, are beneficial for heart health, but we know less of their influence on other chronic diseases and healthy aging,” she said.

DISCUSSION: Avoid all farmed fish; only consume WILD FISH. 

FIGTreeVitamin.com 100% Pure, soy-free COD LIVER OIL Softgels (1 upon rising and 2 at bedtime) for heart and neurological concerns. Note from FIGTree LIVE: Most brands of fish oil are cut with soybean oil, which prevents the proper absorption of fat-soluble vitamins, minerals and amino acids; it is often marked as Vitamin E or tocopherols.

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Brain Scans Suggest Pain of Fibromyalgia Isn’t Imaginary

THURSDAY, Oct. 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) — People with fibromyalgia have widespread inflammation in their brains, new research reveals.

“Finding an objective neurochemical change in the brains of people who are used to being told that their problems are imaginary is pretty important,”

The new research used an advanced imaging test called positron emission tomography (PET) and looked at 31 people with fibromyalgia and 27 healthy “controls” from Boston and Stockholm, Sweden.

Dr. Harry Gewanter, a master of the American College of Rheumatology, agreed the findings could bring comfort to patients.

“There’s a heck of a lot of stigma associated with chronic pain conditions like fibromyalgia. I think it’s going to make a lot of people feel much better to know that there are physiologic changes you can find,” Gewanter said.

Fibromyalgia causes pain throughout the body, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The condition also causes sleep problems, fatigue and difficulty with thinking and memory.

The disorder affects about 4 million Americans, the CDC reports. The exact cause of fibromyalgia is unknown, though the researchers said it’s likely a disease of the central nervous system. Medications and lifestyle modifications can help manage the condition.

Now, treatment focuses on medication and lifestyle changes. According to the CDC, people with fibromyalgia are encouraged to try to exercise 30 minutes daily most days of the week. And establishing regular sleep habits can help, as can reducing stress as much as possible, perhaps using yoga or meditation.

DISCUSSION: I recommend systemically cleansing your body of the cause of your fibromyalgia (we believe it is likely parasites or fungal overgrowth; although, viruses are often detected, as well).

To address parasites, fungus, viruses AND bacterial overgrowth, I recommend our ANTI-PARASITE ROTATION REGIMEN using FigtreeVitamins’ PARASITE PACKAGE, and check your current diet against our ANTIFUNGAL FOOD CHOICES LIST diet, which is intended to prevent fungal, parasitic and other microbial overgrowth by helping to starve toxic microbes by omitting the foods and beverages that help them thrive.

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FIGTree Vitamins SYSTEMIC CLEANSING Package for several months

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Show Notes Saturday, November 3, 2018 with Dr. Lorna Walker

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CALLERS

CALLER: Holly/FL Age 65. Numbness in hands that began a year or so ago. Has a chiropractor who put her in traction because neck was subluxated and had to take pressure off neck/spine. Worse now. He said don’t sleep with head tipped. Health food store said to take BCAA.

MEDICATIONS TAKEN:  None

DISCUSSION:  Dr. Lorna ~ When you have subluxation to neck, initial adjustments can cause more numbness, pain, etc. but should eventually get better. Numbness can be caused by a deficiency of B-6. A high protein/low whole grain diet can cause a deficiency of B-6 and a multiple vitamin.

FIGTreeVitamins.com VITAMIN B-6 100mg Tablets FIGTreeVitamins.com (2 with breakfast, 2 with lunch and 2 with dinner for two weeks, then may reduce to 1 with breakfast, 1 with lunch and 1 with dinner daily for at least another month) for emotional stability concerns. FIGTreeVitamins.com VITAMIN B COMPLEX Co-enzymated Capsules are the most highly absorbable B-complex available! (1 capsule daily with food in the morning; may repeat, if needed, at lunch. Please do not take within 5 hours of bedtime as B-complex can keep some people awake).

FIGTreeVitamins.com MULTIVITAMIN ONE DAILY Tablets Whole Food Vitamin/mineral supplement (1-2 daily with breakfast or lunch) to supplement meals. Take it with FIGTreeVitamins.com MULTIMINERAL COMPLEX Ultra Tablets (2 upon rising and 2 at bedtime daily) for the most comprehensive, highly absorbable supplementation of all of the nutrients your body needs and uses every day.

FIGTreeVitamins MAGNESIUM GLYCINATE for natural stress, anxiety and muscle relaxation (Take 1 capsule per day upon rising; may take another at bedtime)

Vicki to email her with Questionnaire so we fully understand her history.

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Please email us info@figtreelive.com so that you can get a Personal/Private Coupon Code to use during checkout to save 15% off PLUS free shipping at the FIGTREE VITAMINS STORE, or call Gary to order by telephone ~ 210-504-9906!

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EMAILS AND POSTS

Q: Lena/FL My mother is 68 years old (will be 69 in December). I think she is taking too many drugs and got into a fight with her doctor about it. We are looking for someone new. Mom takes Humira, Metformin, Lipitor, HCTZ, Atenolol, Effexor, Nexium, Miralax. She has diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, rheumatoid arthritis, constipation and a lot of stomach problems. This started after her hysterectomy at 48. She was on HRT but we don’t remember the name and I think it caused her diabetes because she gained weight for no reason. In 2002, she got the high blood pressure and cholesterol and about 5 years ago, she got the rheumatoid arthritis. She’s always been constipated but I think all these drugs made her a lot worse. She poos only once a week. She is not a good water drinker but she drinks juice, coffee, tea and only has a couple of Pepsi’s a week when I take her out for lunch. Can I take her off some of these drugs? She will finally do what I say because she’s getting worse.

A: Dr. Lorna ~ Some of these medications are dangerous to discontinue suddenly, so please work with a doctor, pharmacist or naturopathic physician or Functional Medicine Doctor to aid her weaning off drugs.

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Q: Bill/FL Last year, I gave up cigarettes and vaping when I kept coughing all the time but I keep coughing anyway. How long does it take to clear out lungs? What can I do to speed it up? Thanks for your show. I hear it while driving around on the job after lunch.

A: Dr. Lorna ~ Takes about one year but varies from person to person. Consider a cleanse to bind to and expel the cadmium build-up from cigarette.

RAW CLEANSE Diet for 2-4 weeks; be sure to include a Granny Smith apple TWICE daily

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FIGTreeVitamins.com SYSTEMIC CLEANSING Package, featuring Enteric Proteolytic Systemic Oral Enzymes (PSOEs) Tablets.

When finished, follow our ANTIFUNGAL FOOD CHOICES LIST for optimal results.

Drink water, at least 60 ounces daily or up to half your ideal weight in ounces daily (if you weight 200 lbs, you can consume 80-100 ounces per day to flush the lungs)

FIGTreeVitamins.com INFLAMOVE Joint Formula (3 upon rising and 3 at bedtime therapeutically)

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FIGTreeVitamins.com 100% pure, soy-free COQ10 200MG per softgel (1 upon rising; may repeat midday). Note from FIGTree LIVE: Most brands of CoQ10 are either powdered capsules, which are not absorbed well, or in softgels and liquids cut with soybean oil, which prevents the proper absorption of fat-soluble vitamins, minerals and amino acids, as well as CoQ10. FIGTreeVitamins CoQ10 was created for maximum absorption to perform at the cellular level, providing energy to your body’s cells.

FIGTreeVitamins.com PROBIOTIC ENTERIC, 35 Billion CFU Capsules (1-2 at bedtime EMPTY STOMACH) for gastrointestinal concerns.

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Q: Pamela/FL I lost 110 lbs on NutriSystem but am having a lot of problems with my stomach and my periods changed on the diet. Also, it was expensive, so I quit it when reaching my ideal weight, but am gaining it back again (5 lbs so far in 2 months). Which diet should I use? Do I need anything else? I take no medicine and am healthy otherwise.

A: Dr. Lorna ~ Congratulations on the weight loss. NutriSystem would not be our first choice. Time to concentrate on her health. If slowly returning to the diet and habits that caused the weight gain, that needs to change. Keep a two week food diary and email it to us; be honest on the diet and eat as you have been eating after completing NutriSystem. Could be fungal or have parasites, so please complete/return our Questionnaire so we understand your health history.

Unless it has changed, NutriSystem is almost entirely soy-based, so that could be at least part of the problem with stomach pain, menses changes and even weight gain. Also, unless I am mistaken, they ship you processed foods that are loaded with chemicals. It is even possible that you lost weight because you were malnourished, which also explain weight gain upon discontinuing the diet.

You could consider resetting your body by following our RAW CLEANSE Diet for 1-2 weeks, followed by our ANTIFUNGAL FOOD CHOICES LIST diet. Please complete/return the Questionnaire we sent.  

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Q: George/FL Can I eat local shellfish? I live on the Gulf coast and believe in sticking to local foods. Is Gulf shellfish safe?

A: Dr. Lorna ~ Still dealing with red tide.

New oil leak from Hurricane Michael, past Deep Horizon (never heard that this was resolved or where that oil went), red tide, etc. Stick to cold water fish from Alaska or Maine.

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Q: Carson/AL One of the shows you talked about increased liver transplants in a couple of years. I think of that because my liver enzymes are high and nothing I do drops them. There is an ad on the TV about liver transplant and cutting to the front of the line instead of waiting. Isn’t that illegal?

A: Dr. Lorna ~ Why are the liver enzymes high? Fatty liver, alcohol, virus, statin or other drugs? Need to determine WHY the liver enzymes are elevated. Please request a Questionnaire, complete and return and we can provide suggestions.

We also recommend following our ANTIFUNGAL FOOD CHOICES LIST for optimal results.

FIGTreeVitamins.com SYSTEMIC CLEANSING Package, featuring Enteric Proteolytic Systemic Oral Enzymes (PSOEs) Tablets. May be unable to use this package if taking certain drugs.

Live donor liver transplant surgery takes one lobe of the liver from a living donor and places it into the patient who needs the transplant; since the liver regenerates itself, this is possible without harm to either person, other than any implications that come from invasive surgery. The donor’s liver also heals and regenerates up to 90 percent of the missing tissue. The result is not perfect: the donor and the recipient do not end up with complete livers, but they do have adequate liver function.

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Q: Velma/AL I decided I have problems with dairy and gluten because when I eat them I get cramping, bloating and watery stool. Do you know why this is so common now but wasn’t years ago? When I was a kid, there was no GMO or processed milk. Is that the problem? I tell everyone this but nobody listens. Also, which diet do I need to eat by? What tests should I get to find out what this is and can I send it to you? I don’t see doctors unless I have to and want to use the lab you talked about. Thanks for your help.

A: Dr. Lorna ~ Decades ago, nothing was GMO, not processed with Round-Up to dry crops for harvest, antibiotic use also causes digestion problems. Dairy and wheat are high FODMAPs.

Low FODMAPS & FOOD COMBINING Diet for histamine intolerance.

Visit MYMEDLAB.com; For SIBO or SIFO, Dr. Lorna recommends either MetaMetric/Genova Lab’s ORGANIX COMPREHENSIVE OR the Great Plains Lab’s ORGANIC ACIDS (OAT) GPL

RenewLife Ultimate Flora Adult 50+ PROBIOTIC GO PACK 30 billion CFU, 30 capsules (1 daily at bedtime). Formerly RTS Senior, this is 100% Bifidobacterium. The problem with many lactobacillus strains is that they are high in histamines and cause allergies or make them worse. Bifidobacterium have NO histamines.

Order RenewLife products online through the link(s) above; use coupon code HTL15 to get 15% off of all RenewLife products every day!  

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Q: Gloria/FL I am 71, 5’4” and 175 lbs. I am writing because I have skin tags all over my body. My doctor says it is normal in overweight women when we get older. He says the skin gets compressed and causes tags, but I have them on my eyelids too so it makes no sense. I don’t like getting them burned off because there is a dark discoloration that takes a long time to go away. What can I use that’s natural? Thanks.

A: Dr. Lorna ~ Unfortunately, when overweight, it does cause problems all over the body and the skin is no exception. Very common in overweight individuals due to rubbing, but also eczema, sebborhea, psoriasis, and other skin problems most likely from diet (fungal, parasitic, etc.). Tags on eyes may be abnormal cholesterol metabolism.

We recommend following our RAW CLEANSE Diet for 1-2 weeks, followed by our ANTIFUNGAL FOOD CHOICES LIST diet.   

Any antifungal usually works, such as FIGTreeVitamins.com OREGANO OIL Wild-crafted Mediterranean (apply one drop to tags 3-4 times daily), tea tree oil or even Vick’s VapoRub, any of which need to be applied several times daily, but not to your eye area. Some people use thread to tie off the tags and some use a pair of tweezers to pinch, then pull off the tag, but if you do that, be sure to apply oil of oregano, tea tree or an antibiotic cream to the area. It is equally important to take something internally to prevent various skin growths, such as tags. I suggest following our Read about parasites in our article, in the Reference Center, called PARASITES IN A NUTSHELL (be sure to link onto additional article links at the bottom of the article, such as our ANTI-PARASITE ROTATION REGIMEN using FigtreeVitamins’ PARASITE PACKAGE.

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Show Notes Wednesday, October 31, 2018 – Friday, November 2, 2018

Various appointments conflicted with showtime and replays were provided for your listening pleasure, but we will be back LIVE on Saturday, November 3, 2018 with Dr. Lorna Walker!

 

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NOTE: Whether or not you are able to use any of the suggestions above depends upon your health history, medications taken, surgeries and therapies, etc.

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