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Are Statins Castrating Men?

submitted by: admin on 05/26/2015
In an editorial published in GreenMedInfo.com, Sayer Ji reviewed an article published in the July 2014 issue of Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology on the effects of 10 mg of Lipitor after 5 months of treatment in 17 normal men with normal cholesterol values. They found major abnormalities in both sperm morphology and function as well as in the seminal...

Breast Cancer Treatment Side Effects Last for Years

submitted by: admin on 06/26/2016
More than 60% of breast cancer survivors report at least one treatment related complication even 6 years after their treatment. Thirty percent are dealing with two issues such as lymphedema, skin reactions to radiation, upper pody symptoms and functional limitations, weight gain, fatigue, and peripheral neuropathy from chemotherapy. Fragmented care leads...

Can Statins Prevent Breast Cancer?

submitted by: admin on 07/16/2014
An article published in the December 2013 issue of the journal, Science, done on one million people over 14 years found an association between having high cholesterol and the incidence of breast cancer. The risk of breast cancer was increased 1.64 times.  While this sounds impressive, when you take a careful look, it is interesting but far from...

Crestor and Muscle Necrosis

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Crestor has a six times higher incidence of rhabdomyolysis than other statins. This can lead to muscle soreness, muscle pain, and even release of enough myoglobin that it can result in kidney failure. Other complications of statins include liver disease, peripheral neuropathy, global amnesia, and low co-enzyme Q10 levels.      

Diabetes and Neuropathy

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Millions of people with diabetes have damage to the nerves of their feet. Symptoms include both numbness, pain, and loss of awareness of where the feet are. This can lead to falls, hip fractures, and ulcerations that cause amputations. The cause is a reduction of blood flow to the nerves of the feet caused by overstimulation of the sympathetic nervous system....

Diabetic Neuropathy

submitted by: admin on 04/27/2016
    There many, many causes of neuropathy. The most common neuropathies are caused by diabetes, chemotherapy, lumbar disc disease, heavy metal poisoning, and environmental toxins. While infrared light therapy is by far the most effective and best tolerated treatment, there are many nutritional factors that support healing the nerves involved...

Diabetic Neuropathy

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
  After 10 years 50% of diabetics will have diabetic neuropathy. It is manifested by numbness, loss of balance, and in 25% severe pain. About 15% will develop ulcers that lead to amputations. Mainstream medicine relies on drugs to manage pain, but has nothing for the numbness or loss of awareness of where the feet are. There has been a major breakthrough...

Epidemic of Failing Artificial Hips

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
Tens of thousands of metal on metal artificial hips are failing years earlier than expected and are requiring a second surgery to take the old device out and put in a new one. There has been no tracking system to follow how they do, although after the fact a tracking system is being implemented by orthopedists now. This is coming at a price of about $1 billion....

FDA Warns Statins Increase Blood Sugar and Cause Memory Problems

submitted by: admin on 01/17/2015
The FDA has officially linked all statins with cognitive problems like forgetfullness and confusion as well as with a 25% increased risk for an elevated blood sugar level and possible association with type 2 diabetes. Statins are the best selling drugs on the market and are used by 21 million people in the US each year. Of course, there are all the other side...

How to Prevent Amputations in Diabetes

submitted by: admin on 10/02/2013
  There is another diabetic amputation every 30 seconds! They are now preventable. Today 15% of people with diabetic neuropathy will have an amputation. After 10 years of having diabetes 50% of people have symptoms of neuropathy that include pain, numbness, and loss of proprioception (balance). There is an epidemic of diabetic neuropathy and treatment...

How to Prevent and Manage Statin Induced Myalgias

submitted by: admin on 10/02/2013
  Statin drugs to lower cholesterol are complicated to use, and for this reason are often misused. There are nine different drugs and there are major differences in their solubility in water or fat, effects on insulin resistance, where they are detoxified, and how much they interfere with coenzyme Q10 levels in the body. The synthesis of both cholesterol...

Hypothyroidism

submitted by: admin on 08/21/2016
Hypothyroidism occurs when the thyroid gland makes insufficient thyroid hormone. It is characterized by slowed metabolism that is expressed by dry skin and hair, constipation, sluggishness, fatigue, weight gain and slowed concentration. The condition is described and the physiology reviewed. The basis for the BioEnergy test is explained.              

Hypothyroidism Overview

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
  Hypothyroidism occurs when the thyroid gland makes insufficient thyroid hormone. It is characterized by slowed metabolism that is expressed by dry skin and hair, constipation, sluggishness, fatigue, weight gain and slowed concentration. The condition is described and the physiology reviewed. The basis for the BioEnergy test is explained.              

Infrared Light Therapy

submitted by: admin on 07/12/2017
Infrared light therapy is a very powerful new technology that relieves pain from most conditions including neuropathic pain. The use of an infrared scanner to monitor skin thermal changes in real time is essential to achieve safe and effective treatment. This video gives examples of its application and the article below describes it. Its use in the treatment...

Low Glycemic Index Linked to Higher Mortality

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
For patients over the age of 60 it appears that the target hemoglobin A1c level of less than 6.0% are associated with a higher death rate. This happens despite the fact that the complications of type 2 diabetes are far lower when A1c levels are less than 6.0%. The best overall outcomes occur with A1c levels between 6.0 and 8.0. Nonetheless, the best treatment...

Managing Chemotherapy Induced Peripheral Neuropathy

submitted by: admin on 06/25/2016
  There is now a treatment for chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy that is being tested in a clinical trial. The results in clinical practice have been very promising in reducing pain, numbness and improving proprioception (balance). Dr. Len recently participated in a pilot study on treating diabetic neuropathy using infrared light therapy. A...

Medical Marijuana as Therapy for Cancer with Donald Abrams, MD

submitted by: admin on 10/11/2013
Medical marijuana is a valuable asset in treatment, especially in cancer and HIV, but it has legal ramifications. Research objectively documents its value. Delivery systems are discussed. Cannabis is synergistic with opoids.        

Metal on Metal Hip Replacements May Continue to Cause Pain

submitted by: admin on 10/11/2013
  The cause of metal-on-metal hip implant related pain caused by cobalt, can be from both toxicity to or hypersensitivity. A study reported at the 2013 annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons evaluated patients with metal-on-metal hip replacements who returned to the hospital for revision surgery because of pain. They compared 50...

Neuropathy

submitted by: admin on 10/12/2013
Degeneration of the nerves to the feet is common in conditions such as diabetes. There are no satisfactory treatments in mainstream medicine. The use of infrared light therapy is documented in medical research.          

New Guidelines for Treatment of Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

submitted by: admin on 05/05/2015
The American Academy of Neurology has issued new guidelines for effective treatment of painful diabetic neuropathy. It involves the use of multiple drugs that include anti-seizure medications, antidepressants, and narcotics. While it is sometimes necessary to use this toxic polypharmaceutical approach, there are newer highly effective, safe, and affordable options...