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Brittany Maynard-Thoughts?

A blog caught my attention about 29 year old Brittany and her ordeal with brain cancer. She has chosen to end her life on November 1st through assisted suicide. She is adamant that it isn’t suicide as the cancer will take her anyway in a cruel way. This is the last bit of control she has over the disease…how it will end and she has chosen a peaceful way to go as opposed to a horrific debilitating journey to the end of her physical life. She moved from California to Oregon because the laws are in her favour in Oregon. In California she would have had no choice but to die in a nasty way. When a person is suicidal they are usually clinically depressed and they see no other way out. She on the other hand, wants to live but knows that the cancer is incurable and also knows how the final weeks will be. She knows her prognosis and the signs that she is approaching the point when the quality of her life will decline rapidly. She has chosen not to go through that herself or to put her family through the ordeal. Right or wrong depends on your belief system. For her, she obviously hasn’t taken this decision lightly and hopefully this is the right choice for her. I prefer not to pass judgement as one can only know how a person in this position feels if you have been there yourself. My heart goes out to her and her family as they go through this incredibly trying process.

I always like to know ‘Why’? I probably drove my parents crazy. So as I thought about Brittany’s plight, I got to wondering that very question. Not from a standpoint of why her per se but from the point of what would cause this physically. I wondered if parasites could be part of it. I did some research and found a little bit of info but not much supporting that idea for the type of brain cancer she has (gliablastoma) but I did find some info about the possible connection to a virus (I believe related to herpes) and even to malaria. So I thought about the fact that she had traveled widely and wondered if she could have come into contact with something during her travels. This post today isn’t about pinning down the exact cause as I think there are multiple reasons for some cancers to develop. We do know that infections like staph and strep can be involved in many types of cancer. After all, staph is commonly behind cysts, carbuncles, boils and tumours. Often there will be multiple infections and there may be fungus or parasites involved too. Viruses can get in on the fun as the person progresses in the disease. So don’t take lightly that cyst that can turn into something more.

I don’t have cancer and hopefully never will. However, I could have gone down that road. When I was 7, I was in hospital ( a great place to get infections) for tests and when I came out I remember this awful huge boil on my leg. That was the start of my fun with staph infection. What followed was a roller coaster ride of staph infestations. Well really it was the same infection that would go and hide and then come out to play periodically. I had sties (eyes) from time to time. When I was 9 or 10 I developed a mass of horrid weeping sores on my butt. I spent the summer laying on my stomach. In my early teens I had impetigo (staph) which is quite contagious. In a town of 2000, I was the only one with it so I assume it was my reoccurring staph again. Also, in my teens I had pimples that I was told were acne but it didn’t look like other people’s acne. Again staph. As I got into university years I would get horrific colds and huge swollen lymph glands in my neck…staph. Around that time I would get this strange thought that would go through my head…Hodgkin’s, Hodgkin’s, Hodgkin’s. I didn’t really even know what that was at the time but it’s lymphoma. I didn’t know I had a staph infection during all this. At the time I didn’t even relate it all. It was much later that I figured it all out.

So eventually I met my husband. In the next few years he embarked on learning the system of CRA (Contact Reflex Analysis). I was tested regularly and lo and behold, one day staph showed up. Hmmmmm… So I went on a program to eradicate in. It took about 3 months with a product to boost my thymus (immune) and another one to clean up the wastes. If you don’t clean up the die off from the bacteria, if can recirculate and reinfect you. After that I never had any of those staph like symptoms again. Thankfully, knowing what I know now! I’m telling you this today so you can see how something that seems so minor like a boil, can mushroom into possibly cancer. Would it have? I don’t know but my intuition says yes.

So I’m just sharing this so you can be aware and hopefully be more observant of some of your own tendencies or your children’s and prevent a problem in the future.

brittany-maynard-600If you would like to read more about Brittany, here is a link. http://www.calebwilde.com/2014/10/29-year-old-brittany-maynard-has-decided-to-take-her-own-life-on-november-1st/ It’s too late to turn things around for Brittany’s physical condition but you can change your future if you choose to be observant and take steps before something irreversible occurs.

Declining Eye Health-What Can You Do?

FOCUS ON EYE HEALTH
Your Eyes are the “Gateway to Your Soul” Good eye health and eye care are crucial to preserving your vision, treating eye problems early, and protecting your overall health. Your eyes are the “gateway to your soul,” and they can also reveal common or serious health problems — such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and HIV. 1Vision Problems Rising Rapidly in the U.S.“The increasing diabetes prevalence in the U.S. is leading to more vision loss,” says researcher David S. Friedman, MD, PhD, MPH. He is the director of the Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology at the Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute and Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore. “We have to recognize that this is a large public health problem so we can start developing methods to deal with it.”The findings appear in the Dec. 12, 2012 issue of the Journal of American Medical Association.

 

What can we do together?

Nutraceutical products that support eye health

Eat right to protect your sight. You’ve heard carrots are good for your eyes. But eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, particularly dark leafy greens such as spinach, kale, or collard greens is important for keeping your eyes healthy, too. Research has also shown there are eye health benefits from eating fish high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as salmon, tuna, and halibut. Consider Organic Red Palm oil. We give it to our parrots too. It has lots of betacarotene as well as being a good fat.

World War II

Bilberry jam was consumed by the British Royal Air force (RAF) pilots to improve their night vision.

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Sunshine & Vit. D

Recent literature suggests vitamin D deficiency is widespread, especially during winter months in cold climates. Research suggests vitamin D is associated with a lower risk of macular degeneration. We recommend supplementing with Bio D Mulsion from Biotics (available in Canada in 400 IU and 1000 IU and in the US in 2000 IU) especially in areas like Canada, Northern US and other parts of the world where sunlight is limited for a great deal of the year. Supplementatioon should not be necessary during July and August. Also, keep in mind that we absorb the light through the palms of our hands and soles of our feet (they are our solar panels) so for 3 minutes a day go outside and hold your palms up to the light.

i Age-Related Eye Disease Study Research Group. The relationship of dietary carotenoid with vitamin A, E, and C intake with age-related macular degeneration in a case-control study. Archives of Ophthalmology; 2007; 125(9): 1225–1232. 1 www.webmd.com*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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Cataracts, Glaucoma & Floaters – The Oil Light on Your Car Dashboard is Red!

Our eyeball has two liquids, aqueous and vitreous. Aqueous is mostly salt water and is constantly being replenished; the vitreous is stagnant and does not replenish.

If the aqueous loses its salinity (dehydration), the pressure in the eye increases, much like low oil in the motor will increase the pressure and the red light comes on as a warning. Calcium is a salt carrying two positive charges, Ca++. It is the most abundant mineral in our body. It keeps us hydrated. If the eyeball fluid dehydrates, the tension on the retina can harm the optic nerve and result in glaucoma.

Besides being a major structural mineral, calcium is required to release energy from ATP stores for muscular contraction, blood clotting, mediation of cell membranes, effect the release of neurotransmitters and hormones and regulate the heart beat. Since 1980 studies showed that chronic calcium deficiency lead to hypertension. There’s another red light flashing. ? we cannot absorb the calcium (salt) without stomach acid, HCl. And what is the leading cause of stomach acid reduction in the population – carbonated beverages!!!

(NOTE:) as all minerals need a partner, calcium needs phosphorus. A 2:1 ratio is ideal and the best food for that ratio is a whole mouse (I guess the cats have the right idea-they have pretty good vision too, right!). The worst ratio is corn. Note that corn is in many packaged foods in one form of another. If this ratio stays unbalanced, calcium will precipitate into the lens, causing cataracts.

If the second fluid in the eye, the vitreous humour is reduced from injury, infection and aging it undergoes synaeresis. That fancy word describes a loss in integrity of the gel much like the liquid on the top of your yoghurt after it has been in the fridge a while. Often the warning here is the phenomena known as “floaters”.

The control for calcium comes from the parathyroid gland’s hormones, which constantly monitor and adjust the blood levels.

Recommendations for nutritional protocols are as follows from Biotics Research:

CaMg+ – the plus being parathyroid hormone

Super Phosphozyme Liquid – to dissolve the calcium precipitates

Bio-Mega 3 – anti-inflammatory to the tissues

More to come on calcium and OA and OP.

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