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DISORDERS THAT CAN BE CONFUSED WITH OR MIMIC RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS

March 28th, 2011
What are some of the other diseases that can mimic RA?
Any disease that causes the joints to become red and hot can be mistaken for RA. Some of these conditions include Lyme disease, bacterial blood infection in the joint, infection with parvovirus, German measles, sometimes AIDS, hepatitis B, rarely crystal formation in the joints as occurs with gout, and palindromic joint disease.
What is palindromic rheumatism?
Palindromic rheumatism is arthritis that occurs in cycles. The disease goes away completely between attacks. An episode can last a few hours or a few days. The disease is usually treated with a disease-modifying drug like sulfasalazine or gold. Other anti-inflammatory agents may be used as well.
Will my RA go into remission?
It certainly can go into remission over time after the diagnosis is made. Doctors look for specific criteria to determine if a patient’s RA is in remission. At least five of the following criteria must be present before the doctor can say that the disease is in remission.
1.  The duration of morning stiffness must be less than 15 minutes.
2.  Absence of fatigue.
3.  Absence of joint pain.
4.  Absence of joint tenderness upon movement.
5.  Absence of swelling in joints and tendons.
6.  Sedimentation rate must be less than 30 in women and less than 20 in men.
How do I get into remission?
This can happen by itself or as a result of therapy.
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DISORDERS THAT CAN BE CONFUSED WITH OR MIMIC RHEUMATOID ARTHRITISWhat are some of the other diseases that can mimic RA?Any disease that causes the joints to become red and hot can be mistaken for RA. Some of these conditions include Lyme disease, bacterial blood infection in the joint, infection with parvovirus, German measles, sometimes AIDS, hepatitis B, rarely crystal formation in the joints as occurs with gout, and palindromic joint disease.
What is palindromic rheumatism?Palindromic rheumatism is arthritis that occurs in cycles. The disease goes away completely between attacks. An episode can last a few hours or a few days. The disease is usually treated with a disease-modifying drug like sulfasalazine or gold. Other anti-inflammatory agents may be used as well.
Will my RA go into remission?It certainly can go into remission over time after the diagnosis is made. Doctors look for specific criteria to determine if a patient’s RA is in remission. At least five of the following criteria must be present before the doctor can say that the disease is in remission.1.  The duration of morning stiffness must be less than 15 minutes.2.  Absence of fatigue.3.  Absence of joint pain.4.  Absence of joint tenderness upon movement.5.  Absence of swelling in joints and tendons.6.  Sedimentation rate must be less than 30 in women and less than 20 in men.
How do I get into remission?This can happen by itself or as a result of therapy.*17/141/5*

PATTERNS IN SCHIZOPHRENIA: CHANGES IN BEHAVIOR

March 21st, 2011
Withdrawing, remaining quietly in one place for long periods, being agitated and immobility are all common behavioral ‘disorders’ of this illness.
When I am walking along the street it comes on me. I start to think deeply and I start to go into a sort of trance. I think so deeply that I almost get out of this world. Then you get frightened that you are going to get into a jam and lose yourself.
The state of indifference reigning until now was abruptly replaced by inner and outer agitation. At first I felt obliged to get up and walk; it was impossible to stay in bed. Singing a requiem without pause, I marched three steps” forward and three steps back, an automatism that wearied me exceedingly and which I wished someone would help me break. I could not do it alone, for I felt forced to make, these steps and if I stopped from exhaustion, even for a moment, I felt guilty again.
… I was to lean on the back of my head and on my feet in bed, and twist my neck by throwing my body with a jerk from side to side. I fancy that I never attempted this with sincerity, because I feared to break my neck.
In the second instance, I would say, ‘You poor person. You really need someone to enter with you into that lonely world, so I am going to do that and I promise to stay there with you until the terrible witch-like spell upon you breaks. I love marching and singing. Now, let us get up and march together, one, two, three, one, two, three, and let us sing together … by the way, what is the meaning of this requiem and for whom was it sung? How interesting. One, two, three, do not forget the steps. Let’s keep going, for if we stop too early we are guilty of not really fulfilling a part of your myth. Only when it is completed can we both be free. I really understand you, you know, because I too often feel driven to do things, even though I hate doing them.’
In this case, there is no choice about breaking the spell alone. The man cannot break this spell, so it would be unwise to advise it. As far as we can see, there is no pattern for that, so it will not work. The man needs relationship with an outer person and asks for that.
In the other case, however, the pattern is a bit different. The patient says that he tried to resist the spell. Therefore I would say, ‘Wow, you are lucky, you have a really powerful taskmaster inside. I am glad you did not break your neck and follow him, that shows that you are stronger than he is and have more feeling than he does. But I wonder, what can we do with that force? How could you apply that discipline in your life? Have you finished high school? Are you afraid to finish college? Can you hold down a job?’
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PATTERNS IN SCHIZOPHRENIA: CHANGES IN BEHAVIORWithdrawing, remaining quietly in one place for long periods, being agitated and immobility are all common behavioral ‘disorders’ of this illness.When I am walking along the street it comes on me. I start to think deeply and I start to go into a sort of trance. I think so deeply that I almost get out of this world. Then you get frightened that you are going to get into a jam and lose yourself.The state of indifference reigning until now was abruptly replaced by inner and outer agitation. At first I felt obliged to get up and walk; it was impossible to stay in bed. Singing a requiem without pause, I marched three steps” forward and three steps back, an automatism that wearied me exceedingly and which I wished someone would help me break. I could not do it alone, for I felt forced to make, these steps and if I stopped from exhaustion, even for a moment, I felt guilty again…. I was to lean on the back of my head and on my feet in bed, and twist my neck by throwing my body with a jerk from side to side. I fancy that I never attempted this with sincerity, because I feared to break my neck.In the second instance, I would say, ‘You poor person. You really need someone to enter with you into that lonely world, so I am going to do that and I promise to stay there with you until the terrible witch-like spell upon you breaks. I love marching and singing. Now, let us get up and march together, one, two, three, one, two, three, and let us sing together … by the way, what is the meaning of this requiem and for whom was it sung? How interesting. One, two, three, do not forget the steps. Let’s keep going, for if we stop too early we are guilty of not really fulfilling a part of your myth. Only when it is completed can we both be free. I really understand you, you know, because I too often feel driven to do things, even though I hate doing them.’In this case, there is no choice about breaking the spell alone. The man cannot break this spell, so it would be unwise to advise it. As far as we can see, there is no pattern for that, so it will not work. The man needs relationship with an outer person and asks for that.In the other case, however, the pattern is a bit different. The patient says that he tried to resist the spell. Therefore I would say, ‘Wow, you are lucky, you have a really powerful taskmaster inside. I am glad you did not break your neck and follow him, that shows that you are stronger than he is and have more feeling than he does. But I wonder, what can we do with that force? How could you apply that discipline in your life? Have you finished high school? Are you afraid to finish college? Can you hold down a job?’*81\227\8*

LEARNING ABOUT INFECTIONS: INFECTIOUS HEPATITIS

March 14th, 2011
Infectious hepatitis is an infectious disease caused by a virus. Formerly the condition was simply called jaundice; now we know that catarrhal jaundice is produced by an inflammation of the liver resulting from an attack by the virus which is specific for that disease. Epidemiologists believe that the virus gets into the human being by two possible routes: 1) by inhaling a droplet from the throat coughed into the air by people who are infected, and 2) by consuming contaminated food or water.
A similar condition called homologous serum jaundice follows the injection of blood or serum from certain donors who harbor a virus that attacks the liver. This type of jaundice has a longer incubation period than infectious hepatitis – namely, from 50 to 140 days after the transfusion, compared to 25 or 46 days after receiving the virus.
Since the use of one syringe and a different needle for each person in a series of mass injections has been shown to be involved sometimes in causing homologous serum jaundice, doctors urge the only sure way to prevent this is to provide a heat-sterilized needle and a separate syringe for each person. Usually infectious jaundice causes gastrointestinal trouble, including nausea and loss of appetite, occasionally with fever, before the jaundice which is characteristic of this condition first appears. Symptoms include some upper abdominal pain on the right side and a loss of appetite associated with nausea. Vomiting and diarrhea occur in about one-fifth of the cases. Occasionally the liver is found to be enlarged and tender.
The jaundice and the symptoms gradually subside in from one to three weeks. When the jaundice has cleared completely and the patient is becoming convalescent, relapses may occur and the jaundice will reappear. Rest in bed is one of the most important treatments. Most of the patients get well and do not have any after-effects; about 90 per cent recover without any damage. The number of people who die is exceedingly small, perhaps one in every 500 people who are infected with this virus. In one or two per cent of the infected chronic liver damage occurs, and these people can be troubled thereafter with hardening and scarring of the liver.
Certain factors seem to predispose people who have infectious hepatitis to having a serious case instead of a mild one. Probably the most important factor is a low state of nutrition. The high mortality observed in outbreaks among the native people in such areas as India where famine has been prevalent is not seen in healthy European countries, where mortality rates are much less. In undernourished communities, the mortality rate may be fifteen times that among well-nourished people. Severe injuries or burns associated with infectious hepatitis make the condition much worse, and pregnancy is reported to increase the risk of serious and permanent damage to the liver. Since malnutrition, injuries, burns and pregnancy all are related to disturbance of the protein metabolism, the massive damage to the liver that occurs when people have diets deficient in protein seems to bear a definite relationship to the severity of infectious hepatitis.
Although various methods of treatment have been tested, no specific chemical substance has been found which is effective against the virus of infectious hepatitis. Rest in bed for as long as the illness persists is one of the most important forms of treatment. When the bile has disappeared from the urine of the patient, he is allowed to leave his bed in order to attend to his toilet. Otherwise he must have complete rest in bed until the enlargement of the liver and the tenderness has disappeared. After infectious hepatitis, return to work must be gradual since the condition leaves patients seriously exhausted.
Protein is necessary to maintain the integrity and function of the liver. The diet in infectious hepatitis should be rich in protein and carbohydrate but poor in fat. The fats must not, however, be so severely restricted that the food will become unpalatable and the patient will lose his appetite and quit eating. The diets recommended are 150 grams of protein, 350 grams of carbohydrate and 50 grams of fat which provide about 2,500 calories. This is more than ample for a person confined to bed. Since the appetite is weak, the meals are to be small and given at frequent intervals. People who are severely undernourished and who sustain infectious hepatitis may have extra amounts of certain basic amino acids, methionine, cystine or choline, which deficiencies seem to enhance the virulence of the virus. British investigators suggest that water-soluble vitamins, particularly ascorbic acid, must be provided in adequate amounts to these patients, and also the vitamins of the В complex.
Therefore, in addition to rest and careful supervision of diet, the treatment of infectious hepatitis is applied to control of unpleasant symptoms like constipation, the use of sedatives to insure rest and sleep and other methods of treatment to control nausea and vomiting. If much water is lost by vomiting and diarrhea, the provision of extra fluid is important.
*17/318/5*

LEARNING ABOUT INFECTIONS: INFECTIOUS HEPATITISInfectious hepatitis is an infectious disease caused by a virus. Formerly the condition was simply called jaundice; now we know that catarrhal jaundice is produced by an inflammation of the liver resulting from an attack by the virus which is specific for that disease. Epidemiologists believe that the virus gets into the human being by two possible routes: 1) by inhaling a droplet from the throat coughed into the air by people who are infected, and 2) by consuming contaminated food or water.A similar condition called homologous serum jaundice follows the injection of blood or serum from certain donors who harbor a virus that attacks the liver. This type of jaundice has a longer incubation period than infectious hepatitis – namely, from 50 to 140 days after the transfusion, compared to 25 or 46 days after receiving the virus.Since the use of one syringe and a different needle for each person in a series of mass injections has been shown to be involved sometimes in causing homologous serum jaundice, doctors urge the only sure way to prevent this is to provide a heat-sterilized needle and a separate syringe for each person. Usually infectious jaundice causes gastrointestinal trouble, including nausea and loss of appetite, occasionally with fever, before the jaundice which is characteristic of this condition first appears. Symptoms include some upper abdominal pain on the right side and a loss of appetite associated with nausea. Vomiting and diarrhea occur in about one-fifth of the cases. Occasionally the liver is found to be enlarged and tender.The jaundice and the symptoms gradually subside in from one to three weeks. When the jaundice has cleared completely and the patient is becoming convalescent, relapses may occur and the jaundice will reappear. Rest in bed is one of the most important treatments. Most of the patients get well and do not have any after-effects; about 90 per cent recover without any damage. The number of people who die is exceedingly small, perhaps one in every 500 people who are infected with this virus. In one or two per cent of the infected chronic liver damage occurs, and these people can be troubled thereafter with hardening and scarring of the liver.Certain factors seem to predispose people who have infectious hepatitis to having a serious case instead of a mild one. Probably the most important factor is a low state of nutrition. The high mortality observed in outbreaks among the native people in such areas as India where famine has been prevalent is not seen in healthy European countries, where mortality rates are much less. In undernourished communities, the mortality rate may be fifteen times that among well-nourished people. Severe injuries or burns associated with infectious hepatitis make the condition much worse, and pregnancy is reported to increase the risk of serious and permanent damage to the liver. Since malnutrition, injuries, burns and pregnancy all are related to disturbance of the protein metabolism, the massive damage to the liver that occurs when people have diets deficient in protein seems to bear a definite relationship to the severity of infectious hepatitis.Although various methods of treatment have been tested, no specific chemical substance has been found which is effective against the virus of infectious hepatitis. Rest in bed for as long as the illness persists is one of the most important forms of treatment. When the bile has disappeared from the urine of the patient, he is allowed to leave his bed in order to attend to his toilet. Otherwise he must have complete rest in bed until the enlargement of the liver and the tenderness has disappeared. After infectious hepatitis, return to work must be gradual since the condition leaves patients seriously exhausted.Protein is necessary to maintain the integrity and function of the liver. The diet in infectious hepatitis should be rich in protein and carbohydrate but poor in fat. The fats must not, however, be so severely restricted that the food will become unpalatable and the patient will lose his appetite and quit eating. The diets recommended are 150 grams of protein, 350 grams of carbohydrate and 50 grams of fat which provide about 2,500 calories. This is more than ample for a person confined to bed. Since the appetite is weak, the meals are to be small and given at frequent intervals. People who are severely undernourished and who sustain infectious hepatitis may have extra amounts of certain basic amino acids, methionine, cystine or choline, which deficiencies seem to enhance the virulence of the virus. British investigators suggest that water-soluble vitamins, particularly ascorbic acid, must be provided in adequate amounts to these patients, and also the vitamins of the В complex.Therefore, in addition to rest and careful supervision of diet, the treatment of infectious hepatitis is applied to control of unpleasant symptoms like constipation, the use of sedatives to insure rest and sleep and other methods of treatment to control nausea and vomiting. If much water is lost by vomiting and diarrhea, the provision of extra fluid is important.*17/318/5*

SOME CLAIMS ABOUT CANCER CURES: WHEAT GRASS

February 20th, 2011
Wheat grass is a wonder plant. Dr. Ann Wigmore of Boston, U.S., the founder director of the Hippocrates Health Institute, and well-known naturopath and pioneer in the field of living food nutrition, tested the effect of a drink made of fresh wheat grass in the treatment of leukaemia. She claims to have cured several cases of this disease by this method.
According to Dr. Ann Wigmore, “guided by spiritual mentality and nourished only by live uncooked food, the body will run indefinitely, unhampered by sickness.” Dr. G.H. Earp Thomas, a scientist and soil expert, isolated over one hundred elements from fresh wheat grass and concluded that it is a complete food.
The juice extracted from fresh wheat grass is considered beneficial in the treatment of cancer. By furnishing the body with live minerals, vitamins, trace elements and chlorophyll, the wheatgrass juice may help to repair the damaged cells.
An exclusive diet of wheat grass can be used beneficially in treating diseases. In adopting this mode of treatment, the patient should undertake fasting on wheat grass, for seven days. This fast provides the body with all the nutrients of the richest living food in a form so concentrated and easy to digest that it provides virtually all the benefits of a complete fast with none of the dangers of total abstinence. Such a fast can cleanse and nourish at the same time. One can be confident of complete safety and real health-building results.
To prepare for the wheat grass fast, it is essential for the patient to undertake repeated warm water enema so as to cleanse the body of accumulated waste products. It is necessary to eliminate this putrefaction. The wheat grass fast consists of three or four wheat grass juice drinks each day plus two chlorophyll implants. If the patient does not like the taste or odour of the juice, he can take four implants instead of two, with same beneficial results.
Upon awakening, the patient should drink two glasses of warm water, mixed with the juice of one lemon sweetened with molasses or honey. Then, the colon should be thoroughly cleansed with an enema to eliminate any debris clinging to the inner walls of the colon. The patient should sip 120 ml of pure wheat grass chlorophyll three times a day, at five-hourly intervals. Each drink may be diluted with water on 50:50 basis. While on wheat grass therapy, the patient should drink at least one litre of not-too-cold water each day, placing a small bunch of wheat grass in each drink to purify it.
The role of nutrition in cancer has been confirmed by new scientific observations which recognize the fact that the blood lacks in organic mineral elements and true nutrients out of which true, healthy, vibrant cells are created. The blood and consequently, the tissues, have become so saturated with waste and foreign matter that the life of the individual is being threatened. As a safety measure, the body builds the cancerous cells from the blood pollutants at a rapid pace, reducing the impurities in the blood. During the wheat grass therapy, the growths are brought, piecemeal, into the bloodstream and removed through the eliminative organs. The therapy consists of grass chlorophyll cocktails and live food taken in an atmosphere of happiness and thankfulness.
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SOME CLAIMS ABOUT CANCER CURES: WHEAT GRASSWheat grass is a wonder plant. Dr. Ann Wigmore of Boston, U.S., the founder director of the Hippocrates Health Institute, and well-known naturopath and pioneer in the field of living food nutrition, tested the effect of a drink made of fresh wheat grass in the treatment of leukaemia. She claims to have cured several cases of this disease by this method.According to Dr. Ann Wigmore, “guided by spiritual mentality and nourished only by live uncooked food, the body will run indefinitely, unhampered by sickness.” Dr. G.H. Earp Thomas, a scientist and soil expert, isolated over one hundred elements from fresh wheat grass and concluded that it is a complete food.The juice extracted from fresh wheat grass is considered beneficial in the treatment of cancer. By furnishing the body with live minerals, vitamins, trace elements and chlorophyll, the wheatgrass juice may help to repair the damaged cells.An exclusive diet of wheat grass can be used beneficially in treating diseases. In adopting this mode of treatment, the patient should undertake fasting on wheat grass, for seven days. This fast provides the body with all the nutrients of the richest living food in a form so concentrated and easy to digest that it provides virtually all the benefits of a complete fast with none of the dangers of total abstinence. Such a fast can cleanse and nourish at the same time. One can be confident of complete safety and real health-building results.To prepare for the wheat grass fast, it is essential for the patient to undertake repeated warm water enema so as to cleanse the body of accumulated waste products. It is necessary to eliminate this putrefaction. The wheat grass fast consists of three or four wheat grass juice drinks each day plus two chlorophyll implants. If the patient does not like the taste or odour of the juice, he can take four implants instead of two, with same beneficial results.Upon awakening, the patient should drink two glasses of warm water, mixed with the juice of one lemon sweetened with molasses or honey. Then, the colon should be thoroughly cleansed with an enema to eliminate any debris clinging to the inner walls of the colon. The patient should sip 120 ml of pure wheat grass chlorophyll three times a day, at five-hourly intervals. Each drink may be diluted with water on 50:50 basis. While on wheat grass therapy, the patient should drink at least one litre of not-too-cold water each day, placing a small bunch of wheat grass in each drink to purify it.The role of nutrition in cancer has been confirmed by new scientific observations which recognize the fact that the blood lacks in organic mineral elements and true nutrients out of which true, healthy, vibrant cells are created. The blood and consequently, the tissues, have become so saturated with waste and foreign matter that the life of the individual is being threatened. As a safety measure, the body builds the cancerous cells from the blood pollutants at a rapid pace, reducing the impurities in the blood. During the wheat grass therapy, the growths are brought, piecemeal, into the bloodstream and removed through the eliminative organs. The therapy consists of grass chlorophyll cocktails and live food taken in an atmosphere of happiness and thankfulness.*79/355/5*

JUVENILE RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS: DEFINITION AND SYMPTOMS

February 13th, 2011
One of the most difficult diseases to diagnose in children is juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA), the most common cause of arthritis in children. This is because there are numerous childhood ailments that must first be discounted.
The juvenile form of RA is quite different from the adult form. It can be very debilitating in children, causing fatigue, weakness, and severe pain in the joints. The clinical presentation can be anything from inability to play with other children to doing poorly in school. When suspicious of something, the pediatrician can get the appropriate X-rays or laboratory tests to make the diagnosis.
In children, the disease really becomes a collection of signs aim symptoms of other diseases, some of them quite scary until the diagnosis is solid. For example, the child can present with pauciarticular arthritis (the most common form), which means very few joints are affected, as compared to the systemic form (the least common form), where many joints are involved, along with other systemic symptoms such as fever. The joints must be affected symmetrically-on both sides simultaneously-as is the case in adults. Finally, there is the polyarticular form of arthritis (occurring in about half of the children with the disease).
Erosions occur, and their manifestations are far more serious in children, since their bones are still in development. For example, the development of the jaw can be stunted due to inflammation, causing a small lower jaw, a condition called micrognathia. Often a limb’s growth may remain stunted as the child grows older. One of the most serious complications of JRA is overall stunted growth.
*18/141/5*

JUVENILE RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS: DEFINITION AND SYMPTOMS One of the most difficult diseases to diagnose in children is juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA), the most common cause of arthritis in children. This is because there are numerous childhood ailments that must first be discounted. The juvenile form of RA is quite different from the adult form. It can be very debilitating in children, causing fatigue, weakness, and severe pain in the joints. The clinical presentation can be anything from inability to play with other children to doing poorly in school. When suspicious of something, the pediatrician can get the appropriate X-rays or laboratory tests to make the diagnosis.In children, the disease really becomes a collection of signs aim symptoms of other diseases, some of them quite scary until the diagnosis is solid. For example, the child can present with pauciarticular arthritis (the most common form), which means very few joints are affected, as compared to the systemic form (the least common form), where many joints are involved, along with other systemic symptoms such as fever. The joints must be affected symmetrically-on both sides simultaneously-as is the case in adults. Finally, there is the polyarticular form of arthritis (occurring in about half of the children with the disease).Erosions occur, and their manifestations are far more serious in children, since their bones are still in development. For example, the development of the jaw can be stunted due to inflammation, causing a small lower jaw, a condition called micrognathia. Often a limb’s growth may remain stunted as the child grows older. One of the most serious complications of JRA is overall stunted growth.*18/141/5*

HOW TO SUCCESSFULLY TREAT BDD WITH MEDICATION: RECOMMENDATIONS IF AN SRI DOESN’T WORK WELL ENOUGH?

February 8th, 2011
What if an SRI doesn’t work or works only partially? This is an important question that you may face. Some people are pleased enough with a partial response that they don’t want to pursue additional treatment. Others, however want to further improve. While there are very little research data on this question, my clinical experience suggests that a number of approaches may be effective.
Optimize the SRI you’re already on: This means following the above guidelines to the extent that you can, taking a high enough dose for a long enough time. It doesn’t make sense to give up on an SRI if you haven’t given it a good enough try. As I’ve mentioned, some people benefit from exceeding the maximum dose recommended by the pharmaceutical company (excluding clomipramine [Anafranil) and tolerate it fine. If optimizing the SRI doesn’t work well enough for you, there are two major approaches you can take:
1) “Augment” the SRI: One approach is called augmentation. With this approach, you continue the ineffective or partially effective SRI and add another medicine to the SRI to augment, or boost, the SRI’s effect.
2) Switch to another SRI: The second approach is called switching. With this approach, you discontinue the SRI and try another SRI.
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HOW TO SUCCESSFULLY TREAT BDD WITH MEDICATION:  RECOMMENDATIONS IF AN SRI DOESN’T WORK WELL ENOUGH?What if an SRI doesn’t work or works only partially? This is an important question that you may face. Some people are pleased enough with a partial response that they don’t want to pursue additional treatment. Others, however want to further improve. While there are very little research data on this question, my clinical experience suggests that a number of approaches may be effective.Optimize the SRI you’re already on: This means following the above guidelines to the extent that you can, taking a high enough dose for a long enough time. It doesn’t make sense to give up on an SRI if you haven’t given it a good enough try. As I’ve mentioned, some people benefit from exceeding the maximum dose recommended by the pharmaceutical company (excluding clomipramine [Anafranil) and tolerate it fine. If optimizing the SRI doesn’t work well enough for you, there are two major approaches you can take:1) “Augment” the SRI: One approach is called augmentation. With this approach, you continue the ineffective or partially effective SRI and add another medicine to the SRI to augment, or boost, the SRI’s effect.2) Switch to another SRI: The second approach is called switching. With this approach, you discontinue the SRI and try another SRI. *263\204\8*

SYMPTOMATIC ASTHMA MEDICATION: THEOPHYLLINES

January 31st, 2011
Theophyllines work differently to beta-agonists and are often used in combination with them to provide an added benefit. Similar to beta-agonists, they also help relieve bronchial spasms and clear excessive mucus from the lungs. Theophyllines cannot be administered as sprays. The range of theophylline drugs includes standard formulations and sustained-release preparations. Some commonly used types of theophylline drugs are Brondecon, Quibron, Elexophyllin, Cardophyllin, Choledyl, Nuelin and Somophyllin. These drugs start taking effect within about 20 minutes of being administered and their effects normally last for approximately four hours.
Sustained-release theophyllines are specially formulated capsules or tablets that are absorbed very slowly into the system. They ate designed to maintain therapeutic levels of medication over a long period — about ten to 12 hours. They are not to be used in the event of an acute attack as they take too long to become effective. Some of the commonly prescribed sustained-release theophylline drugs are Nuelin SR, Nuelin sprinkle capsules, Theo-Dur, Somophyllin CRT and Austyn.
SIDE EFFECTS OF THEOPHYLLINES
Theophyllines can produce a number of discomforting side effects. The most common are nausea, vomiting and a bitter taste in the mouth. Occasional side effects include headaches and upset stomachs. In children, theophyllines often cause hyperactivity, sleeplessness and nightmares; sometimes personality changes occur. If you or your child experience side effects from taking a normal dose, the medication may have to be reduced or gradually built up over a period of time.
*17\148\2*

SYMPTOMATIC ASTHMA MEDICATION: THEOPHYLLINESTheophyllines work differently to beta-agonists and are often used in combination with them to provide an added benefit. Similar to beta-agonists, they also help relieve bronchial spasms and clear excessive mucus from the lungs. Theophyllines cannot be administered as sprays. The range of theophylline drugs includes standard formulations and sustained-release preparations. Some commonly used types of theophylline drugs are Brondecon, Quibron, Elexophyllin, Cardophyllin, Choledyl, Nuelin and Somophyllin. These drugs start taking effect within about 20 minutes of being administered and their effects normally last for approximately four hours.Sustained-release theophyllines are specially formulated capsules or tablets that are absorbed very slowly into the system. They ate designed to maintain therapeutic levels of medication over a long period — about ten to 12 hours. They are not to be used in the event of an acute attack as they take too long to become effective. Some of the commonly prescribed sustained-release theophylline drugs are Nuelin SR, Nuelin sprinkle capsules, Theo-Dur, Somophyllin CRT and Austyn.SIDE EFFECTS OF THEOPHYLLINESTheophyllines can produce a number of discomforting side effects. The most common are nausea, vomiting and a bitter taste in the mouth. Occasional side effects include headaches and upset stomachs. In children, theophyllines often cause hyperactivity, sleeplessness and nightmares; sometimes personality changes occur. If you or your child experience side effects from taking a normal dose, the medication may have to be reduced or gradually built up over a period of time.*17\148\2*

EATING DISORDERS: ANOREXIA AND BULIMIA /BIOCHEMICAL ROOTS – SEARCHING FOR SEROTONIN

January 18th, 2011
Dr. Leo Galland, an internist practicing integrated medicine in New York City and author of The Four Pillars of Healing, reports a possible relationship between bulimia and the hormone serotonin. Specifically, carbohydrate cravings in bulimics may represent an attempt to build serotonin levels in the brain. “Serotonin depletion is associated with depression,” notes Dr. Galland, “and bulimics tend to have a terrible self-image. Physiological and psychological factors feed into each other continuously.”
Galland adds that bulimia is also associated with food allergies brought on by cravings for endorphin-producing foods. Bulimic individuals appear to require high levels of beta endorphins, substances released from the pancreas when insulin is produced. Often they crave foods that create an endorphinlike effect—dairy products, wheat, and sugar, for example. Bulimic people become addicted to these substances and develop food allergies.
In Galland’s practice, treatment for bulimia includes removal of these dmglike foods and addition of supplements, such as 5-hydroxytrypto-phane or tryptophane taken at night to increase serotonin, chromium to help overcome hypoglycemia, and the amino acid DL-phenylalanine during the day to slow down the body’s breakdown of endorphins.
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EATING DISORDERS: ANOREXIA AND BULIMIA /BIOCHEMICAL ROOTS – SEARCHING FOR SEROTONINDr. Leo Galland, an internist practicing integrated medicine in New York City and author of The Four Pillars of Healing, reports a possible relationship between bulimia and the hormone serotonin. Specifically, carbohydrate cravings in bulimics may represent an attempt to build serotonin levels in the brain. “Serotonin depletion is associated with depression,” notes Dr. Galland, “and bulimics tend to have a terrible self-image. Physiological and psychological factors feed into each other continuously.”Galland adds that bulimia is also associated with food allergies brought on by cravings for endorphin-producing foods. Bulimic individuals appear to require high levels of beta endorphins, substances released from the pancreas when insulin is produced. Often they crave foods that create an endorphinlike effect—dairy products, wheat, and sugar, for example. Bulimic people become addicted to these substances and develop food allergies.In Galland’s practice, treatment for bulimia includes removal of these dmglike foods and addition of supplements, such as 5-hydroxytrypto-phane or tryptophane taken at night to increase serotonin, chromium to help overcome hypoglycemia, and the amino acid DL-phenylalanine during the day to slow down the body’s breakdown of endorphins.*64\233\8*

RELEASING THE STRAIN IN SKIN DISEASE

January 8th, 2011
The modern way of living is filled with stresses and strains, and very few people are able to avoid them. They may dream of their escapes, but they generally remain just dreams; the morning awakening brings the tough, difficult facts that have to be faced. Living in the modern era, we must make up our minds that what we cannot escape has to be faced with equanimity, and the paradoxical thing about it is that the more we adopt this frame of mind, the less harmful and devitalizing the strains become.
“You must relax” has become the modern watchword, and there is no doubt that it has been born out of sheer necessity. Consciously to relax means that we have to discipline the mind to take conscious charge of the situation and insist on the practice of “letting go”- of release willed by a mind fully conscious of the dangers of increased mental and emotional tension that will inevitably bring disaster in its train.
Practicing relaxation of mind and body calls for self-discipline, and this is not easy, especially for those who are in most need of it. But, like the breaking of all kinds of habits, it can be done by those who want to achieve certain results. Some clear picture of the desired goal must be in the mind, and those who suffer from any form of disease, and especially skin disfigurement, should have a goal that is well worth while.
Relaxation is a mental concept. It must exist in the mind. The body may be quite inactive, and even asleep, but if the mind is agitated relaxation will not be complete. If one dreams of a quiet pastoral scene, in which the simple things of life are being enjoyed, the body will be more at rest than if one dreams of climbing a mountain or of doing some other exciting and strenuous performance. For the maximum of relaxation the mind must be at rest, and until the individual is able to achieve that blessed state his nervous impulses will be flowing all over his system.
There are no short cuts to mental relaxation. Many of the lengthy volumes that are written about it leaves the reader more exasperated than relaxed because, in the last analysis, the only help he is likely to get is by applying his own will. It is like all the other forms of self-discipline- fasting, breaking the smoking habit, and so on. You have to be convinced that the results will be worth while, and, after that, you take the load on your own shoulders.
When you have taught yourself to relax you are more than half-way on the road to recovery. Without relaxation, in skin complaints especially, you are not giving yourself a fair chance.
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RELEASING THE STRAIN IN SKIN DISEASE
The modern way of living is filled with stresses and strains, and very few people are able to avoid them. They may dream of their escapes, but they generally remain just dreams; the morning awakening brings the tough, difficult facts that have to be faced. Living in the modern era, we must make up our minds that what we cannot escape has to be faced with equanimity, and the paradoxical thing about it is that the more we adopt this frame of mind, the less harmful and devitalizing the strains become.”You must relax” has become the modern watchword, and there is no doubt that it has been born out of sheer necessity. Consciously to relax means that we have to discipline the mind to take conscious charge of the situation and insist on the practice of “letting go”- of release willed by a mind fully conscious of the dangers of increased mental and emotional tension that will inevitably bring disaster in its train.Practicing relaxation of mind and body calls for self-discipline, and this is not easy, especially for those who are in most need of it. But, like the breaking of all kinds of habits, it can be done by those who want to achieve certain results. Some clear picture of the desired goal must be in the mind, and those who suffer from any form of disease, and especially skin disfigurement, should have a goal that is well worth while.Relaxation is a mental concept. It must exist in the mind. The body may be quite inactive, and even asleep, but if the mind is agitated relaxation will not be complete. If one dreams of a quiet pastoral scene, in which the simple things of life are being enjoyed, the body will be more at rest than if one dreams of climbing a mountain or of doing some other exciting and strenuous performance. For the maximum of relaxation the mind must be at rest, and until the individual is able to achieve that blessed state his nervous impulses will be flowing all over his system.There are no short cuts to mental relaxation. Many of the lengthy volumes that are written about it leaves the reader more exasperated than relaxed because, in the last analysis, the only help he is likely to get is by applying his own will. It is like all the other forms of self-discipline- fasting, breaking the smoking habit, and so on. You have to be convinced that the results will be worth while, and, after that, you take the load on your own shoulders.When you have taught yourself to relax you are more than half-way on the road to recovery. Without relaxation, in skin complaints especially, you are not giving yourself a fair chance.
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BEAUTY FIRST AID KIT SOMETIMES DESPITE DOING ALL OF THE RIGHT THINGS TO KEEP YOUR COMPLEXION FLAWLESS, A BEAUTY DISASTER WILL SHOW UP UNANNOUNCED

December 30th, 2010
ENSURE THAT INTRUDERS LIKE PUFFY EYES, DULL SKIN AND BLEMISHES DISAPPEAR AS QUICKLY AS THEY ARRIVE BY KEEPING YOUR ‘BEAUTY FIRST AID KIT’ FULLY STOCKED. THE FOLLOWING FIVE INGREDIENTS ARE ALL THAT YOU NEED:
1. Green tea bags
2. Brown sugar
3. Milk
4. Ice
5. Clay face mask
DE-PUFF YOUR EYES
Moisten green tea bags with water and chill them in the refrigerator for a few minutes. Lie down with the chilled bags over your eyes. The polyphenols in the green tea acts as an anti-inflammatory and the cooling reduces swelling.
INSTANT RADIANCE
Grind brown sugar with warm milk and let the mixture cool to room temperature. This is a great scrub since it exfoliates in two ways: the lactic acid in the milk acts as a mild exfoliant and the sugar granules delivera scrubbing action.
DEFLATE A SPOT
When a blemish is really red and inflammed, an ice cube placed over it will instantly calm it down. Follow that with a dab of a clay face mask to dry out the pimple.
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BEAUTY FIRST AID KITSOMETIMES DESPITE DOING ALL OF THE RIGHT THINGS TO KEEP YOUR COMPLEXION FLAWLESS, A BEAUTY DISASTER WILL SHOW UP UNANNOUNCED. ENSURE THAT INTRUDERS LIKE PUFFY EYES, DULL SKIN AND BLEMISHES DISAPPEAR AS QUICKLY AS THEY ARRIVE BY KEEPING YOUR ‘BEAUTY FIRST AID KIT’ FULLY STOCKED. THE FOLLOWING FIVE INGREDIENTS ARE ALL THAT YOU NEED:1. Green tea bags2. Brown sugar3. Milk4. Ice5. Clay face maskDE-PUFF YOUR EYESMoisten green tea bags with water and chill them in the refrigerator for a few minutes. Lie down with the chilled bags over your eyes. The polyphenols in the green tea acts as an anti-inflammatory and the cooling reduces swelling.INSTANT RADIANCEGrind brown sugar with warm milk and let the mixture cool to room temperature. This is a great scrub since it exfoliates in two ways: the lactic acid in the milk acts as a mild exfoliant and the sugar granules delivera scrubbing action.DEFLATE A SPOTWhen a blemish is really red and inflammed, an ice cube placed over it will instantly calm it down. Follow that with a dab of a clay face mask to dry out the pimple.*36\82\8*

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