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Old 08-24-2008, 11:54 PM
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Welcome back!


So good to see you here.
Just to be sure that you have seen the replies about the 17 year-old's condition
http://www.natmedtalk.com/showthread.php?t=3320
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Old 08-25-2008, 01:15 AM
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Thank you, Florence, for taking the time to write all of that. I may very well need iodine. I have always avoided salt and I guess that probably is not a good thing. I always feel bloat after having anything salty and never knew about iodine deficiency.
I'm so sorry that you must be in constant pain. I've been fortunate so far in that my ailments other then the low back have not been painful. I feel bad that you can't tolerate a hip replacement to help with the pain.
Take care of you and I'll surely follow up on your advice.
Judy

It appears that I may very well have an iodine deficiency. Alot of the symptoms fit. Keep in mind that I had a total thyroidectomy last December. I am a bit confused, however. I refused the standard radioactive iodine treatment, but it was my understanding at the time that since ONLY thyroid cells absorb iodine that they considered it a 'safe' way to kill any possible residual cancer cells. So my question is, if thyroid cells are the only thing that absorb iodine and I supposedly don't have any more, then how can iodine help me?
And the dose? Arrowwind pointed out a site above and the iodine supplement offered:
http://www.letstalkhealth.com/store/...roducts_id=163

Is this a good one? I'm obviously out of the loop here.

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Old 08-25-2008, 07:31 AM
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Great to hear from you!

Sorry to hear the hip is giving such a problem

I know someone who had severe osteoarthritis in hips. She used stem cells to regenerate. Now she goes up and down stairs like it is nothing!

I don't know where you can get stem cell injections in the US but I do know it is happening and it is not illegal, just not promoted by the AMA.

If you want me to I will call her and see if she has ideas.

Please do check in with us once in a while. I have learned so much from you and you are so appreciated by many
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Judie, many cells absorb iodine as I am sure you are finding out.
There is a ton and a half of iodine info stored on www.healthsalon.org
Do a search there.
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The Lord truly provides. Today's email from Dr. Douglass is enlightening:

Breast self-examinations do more harm than good

Dear Friend,

For years, I've said that breast self-examinations are a complete waste of time for women. And now, as always, the health care industry is belatedly catching up to my way of thinking.

A recent report by the Cochrane Collaboration – an international organization that evaluates medical research – is questioning the usefulness of breast self-exams, and has found (like I've suspected) that these exams may actually be doing more harm than good.

The study found that the inaccuracy of these exams can put women at risk for invasive and unnecessary treatment. In the study, women who performed breast self-exams were twice as likely to be subjected to biopsies with benign results.

Right now you're thinking, "Isn't it good news to get a negative result from a biopsy when the alternative is being diagnosed with breast cancer?" Well, no… especially if that biopsy was unnecessary to begin with. A breast biopsy is an incredibly invasive diagnostic test, and the women who are subjected to these tests are often left with significant scarring, breast deformities, and, consequently, emotional wounds.

To put it in perspective, these scars can be as devastating to women as the sexual dysfunction experienced by men after needless prostate cancer procedures that may occur as a result of inaccurate PSA screenings. According to a 1998 study, 61 percent of women who had undergone a benign surgical biopsy still had symptoms of anxiety of psychological distress five months after the fact.

In the study, half of the women were taught how to self-examine their breasts, while the other half was not. Of the women in the study who eventually died of breast cancer, 292 had routinely self-examined themselves while 295 did not. Obviously breast self examination offered next to no benefit whatever.

I'm not at all surprised that it played out this way. And if you're at all familiar with a woman's breasts, you shouldn't be surprised either.

Almost all breasts are lumpy because they contain mammary glands. These lumps are what it's all about (i.e., milk production). To most people (including most doctors), it is very difficult to distinguish between a lump of mammary gland and a lump of cancer. Yes, it is true that cancer is usually harder than normal glandular tissue, but if there is any fibrous tissue present, it is impossible to distinguish between cancer and, well, not cancer.

This creates all sorts of problems. When it's difficult for a trained medical professional to determine whether or not a lump in a breast is suspect, what chance does a woman have? Especially since her head is already filled with anxiety that anything she feels that's different could be a death sentence.

Women with lumpy breasts are kept in a constant state of anxiety, discovering new lumps, rushing to the doctor, waiting for the biopsy report, wondering "How much time do I have left? Has it gone to my brain, my bones?" This pathetic drama is repeated hundreds of times every week in communities all over the nation, at great cost and to no purpose. Billions of dollars are wasted yearly because of women being advised to do an examination they are not qualified to do and that most doctors aren't qualified to do either.

So then what's the answer? All I've told you about is what's not working. Of course, just because current cancer screening tests are flawed, it doesn't mean that we should stop screening for cancer. In the past, I've told you that the Anti Malignin Antibody Screen (AMAS) blood test is the best cancer screening test out there – better than even than mammogram (which, by the way, is equally useless … but that's a story for another e- mail).

Examining the effectiveness of self-examination,

William Campbell Douglass II, M.D.
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Thank you all for your thoughts, prayers will help too of course.

Yes, iodine is apparently in every cell of the body. If you want some articles I have some I can send you personally. They are too long to post here.

Arrowwind, I didn't know they did cell therapy here in the US. I will try anything as long as it does no harm. Yes, please send me the info. We can't afford to go out of the country and pay out of pocket too...sigh...

About salt. I have always been salt averse as my mom was a salt-aholic. I have used the Celtic Sea salt for many years. I had to force myself to use it on food at first but am getting better about it. Does amazing things for energy too. This afternoon I felt like someone pulled my plug so I took some salt and chug-a-lugged some water and w/in an hour I was perky again. Only about 103 today so don't know why I was dehydrated...

I'll go to the site about my prospective student as soon as I finish my evening PT. Am late now...

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Judie 777, is the lump on the upper outer part of the breast? Is the skin dimpled, similar to firm orange?
You have the right to refuse mammogram and to be offered thermogram. Mammogram will involve a risk and it is you who bears the consequences.
I will pray for you.
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The tender feeling mass is on the left side of the breast. There is no dimpling. My best guess? Its a pre menopausal thing and aches because of too much caffeine. I see the different oncologist today at another hospital cancer care center. I'll post here what happens.
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Back. Took chest xray and 10 tubes of blood. He concentrated on the lymph gland area more than the breast. He's VERY open to supplements! I was really surprised. HE said he'd test the breast without a mammo, but the radiology people at that hospital will NOT do an ultrasound without a mammo. So they are calling the imaging center where I've had my last 11 mammos and trying to see if THEY will do the ultrasound without a mammo and compare with what they already have. He's also sending me to another doc who can check me well for colon cancer without a colonoscopy...I've had serious hemmeroid issues since my thyroidectomy in Dec. so that test is not going to be done YET, but he wants her to examine me as best she can without it. Thats next Friday. She has to call me back on the ultrasound.
I'll keep you posted.

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You seem to live in very draconian environment.

Good luck to you!
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Thanks to the FDA its pretty strict around here. The risk is high for those in NY to break the rules without severe penalties if caught. I was thrilled that the oncologist is a vegan and into supplements.
I'm hoping for the best and trying not to worry until there's something to worry about.
Thanks for your support.
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You have a fine attitude indeed.
I have included you in my prayers.
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Judie,

I had a friend 5 or 6 years ago that had very painful breast lumps that would come and go periodically...I'm not sure if it was related to her monthly cycle or not. But I told her what I'd read about Evening Primrose Oil and bought her a bottle of soft-gels. She raved about how it helped her right away. Also, I had a small lump in the under side of my left breast in 1978. My doctor removed it and did a biopsy....it turned out to be just an ordinary cyst and it has never returned. So, I pray that you will be as blessed.

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Thanks for that. Its just at a scary point. A mammo seems to be what they all want but I just can't let them do that. The doctor yesterday felt all the way up from my breast into my arm pit where the lymph glands run and it was sore all the way up to there. I'm hoping its a pre menopausel thing and the caffeiene I drink too much of is the culprit. My faith is shakey since I just beat the thyroid cancer so its like I'm expecting the worst but hoping for the best.
I'm going to start the castor oil packs now. I'll look to get the primrose oil if it turns out not cancer. It sure can't hurt.
Thanks again.
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I meant to mention that coffee can be a problem with breast lumps.

Here is another source of good castor oil products, including the packs, and a video showing how to put the packs together. (Scroll down a short ways for the video.)

http://www.baar.com/index.shtml

http://www.baar.com/castoroilinstruct.htm
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