While liver cancer is not common in the United States, liver cancer is the 6th deadliest cancer in the US with an estimated 19,000 deaths in 2010. Liver cancer patients have a five year survival rate of 13.8 percent from the time they are diagnosed. Awareness and prevention of the causes may be the key to defeating this type of cancer which is on the increase in the US.
In 2010, an estimated 17,430 men and 6,690 women (24,120) will be diagnosed with liver cancer. Primary liver cancer is cancer that originates in the liver, as opposed to secondary liver cancer in which the tumor develops in an adjacent organ (pancreas, colon, stomach, lungs, breasts), and metastasize (spreads) to the liver. Liver cancer (or any cancer) is always named for the organ in which it originates. In United States, secondary liver cancer is more common than primary liver cancer.
There are two types of liver cancer with hepatocellular carcinoma or hepatoma, the most common type and mostly occurs in men and patients with cirrhosis of the liver. It usually confines itself to the liver and rarely spreads to other organs. The other type develops in the small bile ducts within the liver and is called bile duct cancer or intrahepatic bile duct cancer, and is more common among women.
Awareness of the causes of liver cancer may help in it’s prevention. Although researchers are unsure about the exact causes of liver cancer, research built up over time has connected the disease with some specific risk factors and issues which include:
. Alcohol Abuse
. Anabolic Steroids
. Exposure to certain chemicals (aflatoxin, vinyl chloride, thorium dioxide, arsenic and radium.
. Patients with hepatitis B and C.
. Cirrhosis of the liver
. Liver flukes (parasites)
. Heriditary defects
The most common treatment methods for liver cancer include: surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, and other methods which seek to destroy the tumor and cancerous cells directly, without a partial removal of the liver.
Peyronie’s disease consists of hard, fibrous tissue, called plaques, developing within the penile shaft. The plaques are hard, thickened and stiff areas, actually a kind of internal scarring. In this fibroid tissue also calcium compounds can accumulate, making the plaques even harder.
The Peyronie’s disease is also called cavernositis, and also sometimes plastic induration. There is probably a chronic inflammation process that leads to this scarring.
The thickened area has less blood flow than normal penile tissue, and do not fill with blood and swell as the normal spongy areas in the inside of the penis. Therefore the penis swells more at the opposite side, and gets a curvature towards the side containing the plaques when erected.
If the plaques are found at several places, more complex deformations will develop. The abnormal bending, twisting or swelling within the penis, often also lead to painful erections.
Any man from the age of 18 and upwards can develop Peyronie’s disease. The average age of men suffering from Peyronie’s disease is 50.
THE SYMPTOMS AND CONSEQUENCES OF THE CONDITION
The three main characteristics of cavernositis are:
One or more small hard lumps underneath the skin, or a continuous hard, stiff and thickened area.
Abnormal bent or crooked penis when erect. All penises have some curvature, but by this disease, the penile bend increases, and one may get a very curved penis. The penis may be bent as a banana or in an angular fashion. The penile bending is most often up, but may be down, to the left side, to right or sloping.
-The bending is usually to the same side as that of the hard thickened area when the penis is erected.
-The hard areas in the erected penis may look like bumps, making the penis irregular.
Sometimes the penis bends greatly enough to make sexual intercourse difficult, or impossible.
Pain during erections caused by the pressure from the hard areas in the penis, or from the stretched skin at the opposite side of the penis.
One may not notice the bend immediately, as it tends to develop over one to three months and later than the hardness and stiffness of the indurations.
The plastic induration may progress and cause impotence. Sometimes the Peyroni’s disease will clear up by itself, but this may take several years.
THE CAUSES OF PEYRONIE’S DISEASE
The exact cause of the induration is unknown. It’s not a sign of an underlying serious condition, and it is not a sexually transmitted infection. It is possible that the disease can begin with an inflammation in the penile tissue. An inflammation may be caused by an allergic or auto-immune reaction. Although the Peyronie’s disease is not an infection, an initial infection can damage the penile tissue and cause an inflammation that develops into Peyronie’s disease. Men having the inflammatory condition called Systemic Lupus Erytematosus more often get Peyronie’s disease.
Vitamin E deficiency seems to be a contributing factor in causing the disease. Diabetes may cause damage of blood vessels, and if this damage occurs in the erectile bodies of the penis, Peyronie’s disease can develop. Peyronie’s disease is sometimes a side effect of the drug Inderal (propanolol) used against high blood pressure.
Sometimes a physical injury to the penis that causes internal bleeding, or a series of such injuries, is the initial cause. A habit of violent sexual activity may cause such injuries. It is thought that some men may have a genetic disposition to the condition.
Plastic induration of the penis is not a cancer, and cannot cause cancer, however a lump or deformation in your genitals that develops, must be examined.
TREATMENT OG PEYRONIE’S DISEASE
Not all men with Payronie’s disease require treatment. The disease sometimes go away by itself. If the condition is pronounced, it is also difficult to find a remedy that can cure every sign of the disease, but several methods can take away most penis changes associated with Peyronie’s. Here is a survey of treatment methods used today.
Tamoxifen – In its early stages of the disease a medication called Tamoxifen has been shown to prevent the formation of the fibrous plaque by Peyronie’s disease. This drug is also used in the treatment of breast cancer, but the two conditions are not related.
Vitamin E and B – Vitamin E and B is sometimes effective in easing the pain and as a treatment for the penile deformity by Peyronie’s disease.
Verapamil – Verapamil, often used in the treatment of high blood pressure, has been shown to decrease the size of the plaque and decrease the pain when injected directly into the plaque, and thus also improve the penis shape distortion by peyronie’s disease.
Shock wave therapy – Extracorporeal shock wave therapy, or ESWT, a new treatment, is being used in some hospitals for the Peyronie’s disease. Although the initial results of this new approach to treat Peyronie’s disease have been promising, the long-term outcome is still undetermined.
Surgery – This is sometimes considered if Payroni’s disease has lasted for a year or more and it hasn’t progressed or regressed for at least three months. By the Nesbitt procedure one removes tissue opposite to the curve to straighten the penis. Another procedure involves putting a graft or part of a vein within the fibrous plaque to lengthen this area. In certain cases of Pyrenees disease, surgical insertion of a penile prosthesis (implant) is recommended.
Radiation therapy – This treatment modality has been tried, but the results are unpredictable and sometimes the opposite of the intended one.
Traction devices – On the market, you can buy mechanical devices to use on the penis some time daily that gently pull upon the penile tissue to straighten out the penis, and thus mending the penis from the curvature caused by Peyronie’s disease.
The choice for which migraine medicine can be overwhelming, how do you know which one to take? People with regular mild migraine headaches that are not that bad usually self medicate themselves with a simple over the counter (non-prescription or OTC) pain reliever. There are a wide range of analgesic OTC medicines available. As far as migraine medicine goes OTC analgesics are safe and effective for the short term relief of headache. They are also commonly used for muscle aches, pains, menstrual cramps and fever when used in accordance with their recommended instructions.
OTC analgesics can be divided into two major classes: acetaminophen and non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
Migraine medicine like acetaminophen acts on the brain’s pain centers to reduce pain and fever. It is usually well tolerated and better for the stomach than NSAIDs. But in high doses or very regular usage over a long time period acetaminophen can result in liver damage. In combination with regular alcohol consumption the use of this migraine medicine can cause serious damage to the liver. In large doses it is also bad for the kidneys. It is very important to adhere to recommendations given and not take it more frequently or in larger doses.
NSAIDS as migraine medicine can be broken into two categories: aspirin and non-aspirin. Non aspirin examples are ibuprofen (which goes under the brand names Advil, Nuprin, Motrin and Medipren) and naproxen. There are NSAIDs that are prescription only. These are usually reserved for arthritis and other inflammatory conditions such as tendinitis and bursitis. The key difference between prescription and non-prescription is the amount of key ingredient contained in each pill. Non prescription will have about half the amount.
Migraine medicine like NSAIDs have the result of decreasing pain by fighting inflammation. These are different from corticosteroids which are also anti inflammatory. The side effects of corticosteroids are very serious especially after long term use, even though they are good at reducing inflammation. Plus they are slower acting than NSAIDs which have less side effects.
Substances like Aspirin, Motrin, Advil and Aleve are all NSAIDs and are similarly effective as migraine medicine. The big difference between aspirin and non-aspirin NSAIDs is their effect on platelets, which cause blood clotting. Aspiring stops blood clotting and can sometimes result in increased bleeding, although this is also used to decrease risk of heart attack and strokes.
Things like acetaminophen, aspirin and caffeine are also available in combination in OTC analgesics as part of migraine medicine. These combination analgesics are called Pain aid, Fioricet, Excedrin and Fiorinal.
Choosing the best migraine medicine can be a difficult process because each individual responds in a different way to medication. Selecting something that has been useful in the past is the best starting point. That way you know it will work for you and you can lessen unwanted side effects.
Wrinkle treatments can smooth out your skin, but the results aren’t permanent. As you age, your skin continues to acquire new wrinkles. And sun exposure and smoking may hasten the development of new wrinkles. Though you can’t turn back the hands of time, you can take steps to protect your skin from further damage.
There’s not a magic age (like 40) when everyone suddenly gets wrinkles. Some people in their 20s have little wrinkles around their eyes (called “crow’s feet”) from squinting or spending too much time in the sun.
Most wrinkles appear on the parts of the body where sun exposure is greatest. These especially include the face, neck, the backs of the hands, and the tops of the forearms. Wrinkles come in two categories: fine surface lines and deep furrows. Wrinkle treatments are in general much more effective for fine lines. Deeper creases may require more aggressive techniques, such injection of fillers or plastic surgery.
Facial lines and wrinkles ( rhytides ) form because of the following factors:
Other skin diseases with a tendency to scar (e.g. discoid lupus)
Skin ages all over the body, but much more so where there has been sun exposure. Changes brought on by sun damage (photoaging) include “dryness” (really roughness), sagginess, skin growths like keratoses (“liver spots”), and wrinkles.
The effects of aging on the dermal layer are significant. Not only does the dermal layer thin, but also less collagen is produced, and the elastin fibers that provide elasticity wear out. These changes in the scaffolding of the skin cause the skin to wrinkle and sag. Also, sebaceous glands get bigger but produce less sebum, and the number of sweat glands decreases. Both of these changes lead to skin dryness.
It is difficult to repair deeply furrowed skin that appears with photoaging, but thinner wrinkles, dark spots, and rough skin may be improved with the use of topical medications. Over the counter creams containing retinol or glycolic acid may help somewhat. Your dermatologist may also recommend more aggressive prescription acid creams or peels, or, prescribe stronger retinoids such as Retin A (tretinoin) or Tazorac (tazarotene.)
If you are considering treatment for your wrinkles, ask your doctor which procedure is right for you. There is no replacement for your doctor’s professional advice. Each person has his or her own individual needs; similarly, each procedure fulfills its own specific need.
Jaundice is not a disease but rather a sign that can occur in many different diseases. Jaundice is the yellowish staining of the skin and sclerae (the whites of the eyes) that is caused by high levels in blood of the chemical bilirubin. The color of the skin and sclerae vary depending on the level of bilirubin. When the bilirubin level is mildly elevated, they are yellowish. When the bilirubin level is high, they tend to be brown.
Jaundice is common in newborn babies and will usually clear without treatment. However, for adults the symptoms of jaundice usually indicate damage to the liver. If the cause of the jaundice is not treated, liver failure can result.
Sings and Symptoms of Jaundice
A simple test for jaundice is to gently press your fingertip on the tip of your child’s nose or forehead. If the skin shows white (this test works for all races) there is no jaundice; if it shows a yellowish color, you should contact your child’s doctor to see if significant jaundice is present.
Breast Milk Jaundice — A very small number of breastfed babies, roughly 1percent to 2 percent, develop jaundice because of substances in their mother’s breast milk that cause their bilirubin levels to rise.
Infant jaundice commonly lasts for a week to 10 days in full-term newborns. If your baby is premature or if you breast-feed your baby, jaundice may last longer.
Jaundice may occur with the breakdown of red blood cells due to hemolytic disease of the newborn (Rh disease), having too many red blood cells, or bleeding.
Physiological Jaundice — This type of jaundice affects 50percent to 60 percent of full-term newborns in their first week, typically three to five days after birth. It occurs when a baby’s liver is not able to sufficiently process bilirubin. Typically this condition disappears within one to two weeks. Because their livers are less mature, preterm babies are more frequently affected by this form of jaundice.
Treatment of Jaundice
Since jaundice is a symptom, not a specific disorder, treatment for it depends on its cause. This can range from the removal of gallstones or tumors to antibiotics to treat infections, to liver transplant in cases where the liver is severely damaged. However, for conditions like cirrhosis and chronic hepatitis, which are lifelong problems, jaundice may be permanent or recurring.
Exchange blood transfusion. Rarely, when severe jaundice doesn’t respond to other treatments, a baby may need an exchange transfusion of blood. This involves repeatedly withdrawing small amounts of blood, “diluting out” the bilirubin and maternal antibodies, and then transferring blood back into the baby a” a procedure that’s performed in a newborn intensive care unit.
Jaundice in newborns must be treated if it becomes severe as deposits can cause permanent brain damage. In all other cases, it is not the jaundice that needs to be treated but the underlying condition. When/if the condition resolves, then the jaundice will resolve as well. If an obstruction is present, surgery may be necessary.
Light therapy (phototherapy). Your baby may be placed under a special ultraviolet light or wrapped in a fiber-optic blanket of light. The light changes the bilirubin into a form that can be eliminated by your baby’s kidneys. Newborns with jaundice typically receive phototherapy for several days.
Parkinson’s disease develops when the neurons of the substantia nigra in the brain become progressively damaged and depleted. However the first signs of Parkinson’s disease are not obvious until about 80% of these neurons, that are responsible for the production a neurotransmitter called dopamine which helps to control muscle movement, are damaged beyond repair. Thus the early symptoms are actually only seen for the first time quite late on in the disease.
Fortunately there are a number of signs that point towards the development of the disease and so watching out for these can have positive effects on diagnosing Parkinson’s disease as early as possible.
Tremors – these are one of the first signs of the disease to be noticed by many sufferers. In the early stages it is common for just the extremities such as the hands and the feet to be affected, however as progression occurs the head, neck and limbs may also begin to shake uncontrollably. Other disease states also have tremors as a symptom however the movements associate with Parkinson’s disease disappear when the sufferer voluntarily moves and it is this factor that points to Parkinson’s disease as being the underlying cause.
Rigidity – many sufferers don’t even realise they have rigidity until someone else points it out to them, for example a doctor or physiotherapist. Rigidity is one of the defining factors of Parkinson’s disease and so if extensive muscle tone is discovered during an examination, further tests will be carried out in order to ascertain whether Parkinson’s disease is in fact the cause.
Poor balance and coordination – the tightness of the muscles and uncontrollable tremors often affect a person’s balance and make their hand/eye coordination decrease dramatically. A sufferer may find themselves dropping things, being unable to catch objects thrown to them, being unable to hold objects they could hold in the past and so on. They may also stumble over nothing and have to grab hold of things to help stabilise themselves.
Difficulty with movement – this can manifest itself as being slow movements (bradykinesia), a problem with actually initiating a movement (akinesia) or a decrease in the range of motion (hypokinesia). This last example will become particularly noticeable in the way a sufferer walks i.e. their steps will be short and shuffled and their arms will have very little swing, and in they way they write i.e. their handwriting will decrease in size and their letters will be poorly formed until eventually the handwriting will become illegible.
Other sensory signs – sufferers often complain of things such as pain in the affected areas, a feeling of restlessness even though they are actually physically exhausted, burning sensations in the extremities and occasionally numbness.
The signs and symptoms of Parkinson’s disease can also be attributed to other illnesses such as stress and absolute exhaustion so many sufferers don’t visit the doctor until such a time as they realise the symptoms are not getting any better, which can be months down the line. Contrary to popular belief, Parkinson’s disease is not age specific and although it is most commonly seen in the older generation (60+) there is a growing number of cases that develop earlier on in life, thus if you have any of the signs mentioned above and are in the least bit worried then a trip to your local doctor is advised, even if it is only to put your mind at rest.
Diabetic foot; Prevention and Early Intervention for Diabetes Foot Problem
Diabetes can be dangerous to your feet – even a small cut can produce serious complications and lead to losing a toe, foot, or legs. Fortunately, most of these complications can be prevented with careful foot care. In fact, when it comes to foot care, the patient is a vital member of the medical team. It may take time and effort to build good foot care habits, but self-care is essential.
Possible foot problems
1. Poor circulation: Poor pulses, cold feet, thin or blue skin, and lack of hair signal that the feet are not getting enough blood.
2. Nerve damage: unusual sensations in the feet and legs, including pain, burning, numbness, tingling, and fatigue.
3. Skin changes: Excessive skin dryness, scaling, cracking, healed or new ulcers, calluses, and broken skin between the toes
4. Deformities: The structure and appearance of the feet and foot joints can indicate diabetic complications. Nerve damage can lead to joint and other foot deformities. The toes may have a peculiar “claw toe” appearance, and the foot arch and other bones may appear collapsed.
Prevention and Early Intervention
1. Take care of your diabetes: Keep your blood sugar levels under control.
2. Inspect your feet daily: Check for cuts, blisters, redness, swelling, or nail problems. Use a magnifying hand mirror to look at the bottom of your feet. Call your doctor if you notice anything.
3. Wash your feet in lukewarm water: Use lukewarm water and mild soap to clean the feet. Gently pat your feet dry and apply a moisturizing cream or lotion
4. Cut nails carefully: Cut them straight across and file the edges. Don’t cut nails too short, as this could lead to ingrown toe nails. If you have concerns about your nails, consult your doctor.
5. Never treat corns or calluses yourself: No “bathroom surgery” or medicated pads. Visit your doctor for appropriate treatment.
6. Choose socks and shoes carefully: Select cotton socks that fit loosely, and change the socks every day. Avoid tight elastic bands (they reduce circulation). Don’t wear thick or bulky socks.
7. Wear socks to bed: If your feet get cold at night, wear socks.
8. Shake out your shoes and feel the inside before wearing: Remember, your feet may not be able to feel a pebble or other foreign object, so always inspect your shoes before putting them on.
9. Keep your feet warm and dry: Don’t let your feet get wet in snow or rain. Wear warm socks and shoes in winter.
10. Never walk barefoot: Not even at home! Always wear shoes or slippers. You could step on something and get a scratch or cut.
11. Quit smoking: Smoking can worsen heart and vascular problems and reduce circulation to the feet.
12. Ask for foot examsperiodic: Seeing your foot and ankle surgeon on a regular basis can help prevent the foot complications of diabetes.
Congestive heart disease occurs when the heart is unable to pump enough blood to satisfy the bodies need for oxygen. The causes of congestive heart disease fall under four major categories: a weakening of the heart muscle, diseases such as atherosclerosis that reduce blood flow to the heart, diseases that cause the heart muscle to become less flexible, or disease that increase oxygen demand by the body tissue beyond the capability of the heart to deliver. We will not go into each one of these at length rather opting to attack this complicated subject from a slightly broader point of view due to time constraints.
As with many condition involving the heart and arteries congestive heart disease tends to start slow and only produce subtle symptoms that may go unnoticed, or be so subtle that they are ignored. One important point to consider with congestive heart disease is that the heart naturally weakens with age losing half of its pumping capacity by the time a person reaches the age of 80. So the combination of a naturally weakening heart combined with the with the potential for other age related health problems such as diabetes, high cholesterol, or high blood pressure can create a dangerous mixture of conditions which ultimately could lead to congestive heart disease.
This condition can impact the left side of the heart which is responsible for pumping blood into the body; the right side of the heart which pumps blood into the lungs; or in some instances both sides. Usually the disease begin in the left side of the heart first, and then over times advances to the right side. Left sided congestive heart disease symptoms include fatigue, dizziness, labored breathing, and sometimes lung congestion. If the disease is concentrated in the right side fluid buildup in the veins and swelling in the feet and legs is often seen.
As the heart tries to compensate a number of changes may start to occur in the body. According to American Medical Association here is what you can expect if this condition goes untreated or progresses despite treatment.
First, the walls of the heart muscle may thicken and then enlarge as the heart dilates in an attempt to increase its pumping capacity. The heartbeat may become abnormally fast, again in an attempt to increasing the pumping volume of the heart. The ventricles (lower chambers) may lose their ability to pump from being continually overwork. In response to reduced output of the heart, the kidneys may retain water and salt, worsening fluid buildup, and potentially leading to kidney failure.
Once the causes of congestive heart disease have been identified what lifestyle modification may be suggested by my doctor?
There is a long list of possible suggestions your doctor may put forward as a part of a bigger treatment plan. Let’s look at a nine of these.
They are quitting smoking and/or avoiding second hand smoke, reducing alcohol consumption or limited it to one glass of red wine with dinner, reducing salt intake to 2 grams or less per day, keeping body weight in a healthy range, eating a diet low in saturated fat, limiting total fat consumption to under 25 percent of total calories, avoiding excess fluid intake, resting regularly during the day, and a carefully thought out exercise program put together with your doctor’s help.
What else? Along with these nine steps a prescription diuretic may be prescribed. Doctors specializing in naturopathic medicine may suggest a herbal diuretic and/or a natural cholesterol reduction supplement, along with the nine lifestyle modification techniques listed above.
If you suffer from ITP Blood Disorder and are looking for ways to increase your low platelet count you will be interested to know that there are foods that are not good for your situation and super foods that can help your condition. We are what we eat and if we do better in this area are body’s have a better chance of healing.
Normal platelet count is 150,000 or more. If yours are below that but still above 40,000 you have a real good chance of improving them by eliminating food from your diet that is bad and replacing them with good foods. Yes, just by eating certain foods you can end low platelets. And the best thing is these foods, super foods, can be found in your local supermarket.
But first, out with the bad. These are the foods that can make things worse by aggravating your ITP Blood Disorder. Avoid greasy foods, mayonnaise, margarine and any other foods containing hydrogenated fats. Excess protein, sugar, processed starches and fried foods high in trans fats should also be avoided. This will take some discipline on your part but the rewards are worth the effort. Learn to read labels. The above foods will make ITP worse.
Your platelets can be oxidized by free radicals. These are abnormal oxygen molecules in the blood that are actually toxic. By correcting this imbalance you will decrease platelet destruction and your platelets will rise. Super foods rich in antioxidants are the solution to correcting this toxic environment that exist inside your body. Berries, especially blue berries because they are easily available. Where I live black berries are plentiful and would be great to use. Pomegranate is also considered a super antioxidant food.
Other powerful foods that will improve your health and help to pump up platelet counts are salads using darker greens. Also carrots, cabbage, apples, oranges and other fruits and vegetables. The key is to consume fruits and vegetables that are fresh because this is when their phytonutrients are at the highest levels. Eat daily portions (3-4) of these raw foods and at lest one large salad (two is better).
If fresh is not available, frozen is next best. In the off seasons things like blueberries can still be found in the frozen foods section of your supermarket. One cup of blueberries a day is what you should be shooting for.
Always check your platelet levels. If they are under 40,000 than you have other issues going on that diet will not correct completely. but as long as platelets are above 40,000 these foods are safe and beneficial and will increase your counts and improve your ITP Blood Disorder. Patience is the key. These changes don’t happen over night and will take a couple of months. By sticking with a better diet however results will be achieved and overall health improved. Doctors care is important and choosing a doctor that is nutritionally orientated can be a great help.
If you have Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura, did you know that the food you eat could be contributing to your Low Blood Platelets ?
When it comes to what you feed your body not all foods are the same…not even close. Even though you thought eating was good for your health, gave you energy and helped you to survive, it totally depends on what you eat. Some foods are so toxic to your system that it might be better for you to give that meal a miss.
The wrong type of food actually acts as poison to our bodies and produce free radicals in our system. In order to combat the free radicals the body’s immune system springs into action and creates inflammation, just like when you get a splinter in your finger and it flares up or when you get a flu virus) Your immune system trys to defend your body against the enemy causing the inflammation. When this happens all the time the inflammation becomes chronic and the immune system starts to break down manifesting this problem in many ways. As a result of this constant battle the body produces a chronic autoimmune response such as ITP disorder with the accompanying Low Blood platelets, arthritis, cancer and virtually every modern
disease known to mankind.
Guess what foods can create such a problem?
Foods with Chemicals in them, such as food additives, colorings, preservativ es, and pesticides. Modern convenience foods fall in that category. Just read the label of any box in the supermarket. Also fast foods are culprits. They have many chemical additives for longer shelf life and economy, not to mention all sorts of fillers.
Highly Processed food, such as all the modern convenience foods. Not only do they have an abundance of chemicals but the have been prepared at extremely high temperatures and have also had many natural components removed from the original food. Then a few synthetic vitamins are added as a token gesture. this type of food is extremely unnatural to the body.
Over cooking your food. High heat destroys all of the live natural enzymes necessary to sustain a healthy life. It is recommended that at least 60% of your diet be raw foods.
Foods which contain sugars, both natural and unnatural such as high fructose corn syrup. Sugar is known to compromise the immune system, and over the long term will poison the body.
Foods that your body is sensitive to, not necessarily allergic but intolerant. Even if you already eat a healthy and natural diet you must be really aware that some foods commonly believed to be healthy could actually be causing you harm, such as dairy products and whole grains. These foods, your body could actually have a intolerance to and will therefore act as anantagonist to your system causing an auto immune response. (somewhat like a allergic reaction). This will cause inflammation and if you continue to eat antagonistic foods your inflammatory condition will become chronic and cause your immune system to break down. It is common knowledge that food sensitivities create diseases. There is a larger percentageof people than you could ever imagine that have food intolerances and don’t even know it. A prime example is gluten intolerance,( an intolerance to the gluten in grains). What we do know is that out of every 133 people in the world 1 person will have gluten sensitivity. What about all of those people who are sensitive but are not diagnosed that go through life feeling less than100% until finally their immune system can’t take it any more, and rebels causing low blood platelets, cancer, arthritis, lupus etc. This intolerance problem could be festering for years until it is almost finally too late.
If you have ITP and low blood platelets, perhaps it’s time to re-think just what you are putting in your mouth as food.
It’s time to seriously take stock of what you put in your mouth! What’s in your pantry and fridge?