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Report on the Register Guard Print Edition, April 30, 2012
Diabetes harder to treat in kids, researchers find.
This is usually Type I diabetes and is considered an autoimmune disease of unknown etiology or cause. As such nothing is being done to prevent this from occurring in traditional medical circles. It is so common it is being considered an epidemic, as mystery epidemic.
The conclusion of the article is, “The obvious conclusion is that better treatments are needed.” In my opinion this is a response straight from the pharmaceutical industry; find a way to treat the condition rather than prevent it.
Adequate amounts of vitamin D during pregnancy will likely prevent Type I diabetes. Adequate amounts usually mean about 5,000 IU/day.
Do not take my word for it go to www.grassrootshealth.net.
Now, many of you will then ask your doctor if you should supplement your intake of vitamin D, which I suppose is good, but unfortunately many doctors are uninformed regarding needed doses, risk of overdose vs. risk of underdosing. If you will spend some time on this website you will probably know more about the need for vitamin D than your doctor.
Taking vitamin D in early life can reduce the risk of developing Type I diabetes during childhood by 80-90%, regardless of what your local doctor may say!!!!
“Misconceptions still surround mental health.”
Kudos to Steve Guerber for reminding us of the bias and discrimination faced by those with mental disabilities. We all need to be more aware of the challenges faced by those in the community struggling with these issues.
Unfortunately, for us all, the families involved and the medical profession, the prevailing MO is to find a diagnosis that fits and a medication that suppresses the symptoms. This is not difficult as there are several hundred subjective diagnoses for mental conditions and the number is rising. There are almost as many medications and combinations of medications, and if one doesn’t work there are others to experiment with, and it really is an experiment. Very little is done to address the issue of why, and people are placed on medications often for a lifetime.
There is a wide variety of alternative approaches to mental health/illness ranging from dietary changes, vitamins and minerals supplementation, clinical thyroid evaluation, the use of the Alpha-Stim (www.alleviahealth.com), to name a few, and this is one of the reasons Dr. David Tanton wrote the book “Antidepressants, Antipsychotics, and Stimulants, Dangerous Drugs on Trial.” (This is available through my office, 541-998-0111)
“Health Clinics Face Trouble.”
If we think funding state-sponsored health clinics is a challenge now, just wait until a. Obama-care becomes operational, b. the depression/unemployment worsens, c. inflation increases with the next “stimulus” bill, etc.
The myth that the government can provide cheap, high quality health care (in reality sickness care) needs to be identified for the myth it is. Socialized medicine violates a fundamental economic principle which is; When the cost of a desired service or object goes down the demand will always increase. When the demand increases, unless there is a free market, the availability will decrease and the service or object will need to be rationed. And just like in the novel “1984,” some pigs are a little more equal than others, and they will get the service.
The objectives of this story should be learn to care for yourself, and do as much as you can financially through a local charity or your church to help the less fortunate. There will always be the poor among us.
To help with the objective of the previous story, helping you learn to care for yourself, this class will cover a variety of topics. We will focus on basic nutrition and prevention, but will likely branch out into various tangents as the attendees get me off the topic. Please reserve a seat by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling the office at 541-998-0111. Seating is limited. More Info.
Alternative Medicine & the Future Dinner May 18
A focus of my presentation at the dinner on the 18th will be what is available in the field of alternative medicine and why it is becoming more and more difficult to obtain alternative treatments. The politics of this situation, the possibility of legislative changes, and the role we have in protecting this form of treatment. Find out more.
Report on the Register Guard Print Edition A4, April 23, 2012.
“Vermont embroiled in vaccine debate.”
To vaccinate or not is such a “hot potato,” I do not make recommendations. I encourage education, and not just from your pediatrician. There are several good web sites with responsible information. Both www.mercola.com and www.westonaprice.org have more than enough information, with links to even more. If you are interested in learning about exemption letters go to www.vaclib.org/exemption.htm.
What I do encourage is that you learn about the need for those vaccinations that are given at birth, the age vaccinations are begun, the number of shots given at one time, things you can do to improve your child’s immunity with or without vaccinations.
Scientific America – 4/24/12
“Chronic cocaine use accelerates loss of grey matter in the brain.”
Opinion: Scientific America did not mention other substances that alter the state of consciousness or other brain functions, but why do we need to wait until the “experts” tell us these things are not good for the brain. We lose brain function soon enough and an epidemic of dementia is coming. Skip the drugs and focus on coconut oil and niacin.
I planted my potatoes this week, two 40 foot rows. I am planting onions and starting tomatoes and cabbage soon. I want to be ready to make some kraut soon.
Report on the Register Guard Print Edition A4, April 3, 2012
“Early breast cancer over-diagnosed”
The article, reporting on the results of a study in Norway, found that “between 15 and 25 percent of breast cancers found by mammograms wouldn’t have caused any problems during a woman’s lifetime…but were treated anyway.”
A good thing to remember when going to a doctor is that doctors are trained to “do something” and it is hard to resist that training.” And, unbelievably, “doing something” pays better that doing nothing.
When a study of this nature is reported all sorts of ideas come to mind, one of which are the reports that the radiation from each mammogram increases the risk of breast cancer by about 1%. Another report is that because of the proximity of the coronary (heart) blood vessels to the breast, mammogram radiation increases the risk of heart disease.
It seems to me that the answer would be to screen women with thermograms; no risk, no pain, and more sensitivity.
This seems like a “no brainer.” Google this topic, read the article on thermography in the April issue of Dr. Gambee Alternatives, or go to
P.S In the Report on arsenic poisoning on April 2, I forgot to mention another excellent method for removing arsenic, and that is the use of Zeolite. Since we are all polluted to some extent by heavy toxic metals, zeolite would probably be a good idea on a regular basis.
RG Report April 11, 2012
I couldn’t find anything to comment on in today’s RG so I will comment on the “You Docs” column that was published a couple of weeks ago regarding the issue of urinary incontinence (UI); the involuntary leakage of urine.
There are several types of incontinence. Stress UI in which urine leaks when coughing, laughing, or lifting, which is the more common type occurring in older women and sometimes in men following prostate surgery. Urge UI in which there is a sudden urge to urinate which cannot be controlled and leakage occurs. Urge UI is the type commonly seen in children and they also often wet the bed, but also seen in older individuals that have had a stroke. Dribbling UI occurs when there has been damage to the valve that controls the flow of urine, almost always post surgical but occasionally following trauma.
Stress UI is usually the result of shortening of the tube that drains the bladder, the urethra. This occurs with childbirth and as a result of the relaxation of the muscles of the floor of the pelvis. When severe surgery can usually correct this, but before resorting to this measure try the following;
1. The ideas outlined in the “Docs” article, namely eliminate caffeinated drinks, artificial sweeteners and maybe even MSG, Do the Kegal exercises.
2. Drink less; there is no law of nature that says you must drink two quarts of water/fluid a day. Drink enough to keep your urine a medium yellow; more in the summer, less in the winter. Drink small amounts when you are thirsty.
3. Empty your bladder every two hours during the day & once at night. Follow this pattern by the clock, not the feelings you have. When there is less in the bladder there is less pressure on the valve that keeps you dry.
4. With the urge type of UI you should consider exploring the possibility of food allergies, and auto-immune “interstitial cystitis.” The former often responds to an elimination diet and the latter to the instillation of DMSO.
RG Report April 5, 2012
A commentary/opinion on “Remember to keep your brain in mind,” in the Dash insert of Thursday’s paper.
More & more attention is being drawn to the need for a proactive approach to the subject of mental health. This may be in part a growing awareness of the coming epidemic of mentally impaired adults, estimates are in the range of 20% of the over 65 population by the year 2020.
This short article cannot begin to cover this very important topic In the article the need for both physical & mental exercise is mentioned which is very important. There is also a reference to a study indicating the importance of higher levels of vitamins.
Although this recommendation is still at odds with all-to-common advice from doctors that vitamin/mineral supplementation is unnecessary for good health. This is an area where I feel you need to take individual responsibility and not wait for your doctor to “catch up.”
Unfortunately, saturated fat is again villianized , wrongly in light of the studies showing the very positive results on brain function with the use of organic coconut oil, at the scary dose of 3 tablespoons per day.
Thankfully vitamin D’s importance is recognized but probably at doses that are inadequate for most of us. The myth that 20 minutes of sunlight is adequate for vitamin D supplementation persists. (I hope that this is because the article had to be short.) Two important things to remember are: sunlight does not give you vitamin D in Oregon between September & May. The second thing is you need a blood level of more than 50 to maximize your vitamin D benefits. Always ask to see a copy of your blood test and check the numbers yourself. If you doctor doesn’t want to order a test call Any Lab Test Now and arrange for them to do the test without the need for an OK from your doc.
It is time to begin thinking about your garden. Also think about the fact that the seed industry is becoming monopolized, which is one way to control food production. I hope you all know the difference between hybrid seeds and heirloom seeds. Hybrid seeds those that have been genetically altered for a supposedly beneficial characteristic but they will not reproduce themselves, you need to buy new seed each season. Heirloom seeds on the other hand can be saved from this years crop to plant next year.
Hybrid seeds are also more and more genetically modified in ways that make them more resistant to pesticides and some actually have a sort of built-in insecticide. There are all sorts of problems with the use of GMO foods…don’t use them or the GMO foods. Go to www.mercola.com for lots more details.
Bottom line – keep a supply of Heirloom Seeds.
Best Wishes, Dr. G