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The information on this page was obtained from various consumer-oriented Medical Newsletters. It is presented for informational and research purposes only. Transformation Technologies can not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. This information should not be construed as medical advice. Please consult with your health care practitioner before you start a new health care regimen. Even though many of the products listed below are naturally formulated, they can have powerful effects on the body and some products, supplements, herbs, etc. could potentially have adverse interactions with prescription medications. The URL links listed may have changed in some cases. We do have a list of some favorite supplement suppliers at the end of this page. Be sure to scroll through this entire page to find the health tips you need. Topics are presented in a basic alphabetical order.




Memory Problems / Brain Functioning
- list of supplements is not in order of importance

Advanced Memory Formula - combination formula endorsed by Dr. Jay Rowen - includes Phosphatidyl Serine, Ginko, Acetyl-L-Carnitine, Vinpocetine, Bacopa Monnieri, Alpha-GPC and Blueberry. Supplier - Advanced Bionutritionals - http://www.advancedbionutritionals.com

Prevagen - a special marine extract that helps to regulate and normalize the uptake of calcium in brain cells. As we age, the natural calcium-regulating proteins in the brain diminish. Over time the excess calcium can build up like a corroded plumbing system. Prevagen helps extend the life span of brain cells, thus slowing memory loss. Read more at - http://www.prevagen.com

Niacinamide - a form of vitamin B3 - exciting and ground-breaking research at the University of California, Irvine, has demonstrated a complete reversal of alzheimers in MICE. Specially bred laboratory mice with the same clinical brain condition of human alzheimers, were given 2,000 to 3,000mg. of Niacinamide daily for only four months. (Important - this is NOT regular Niacin, which is different from Niacinamide). They experienced a complete reversal of memory loss and performed as well as normal mice on a series of tests. Niacinamide also improved the memory of non-affected mice. While mice are not human, these same effects may be possible in human alzheimers patients. These studies are now under way with the same research team. They will be giving 1,500mg. niacinamide two times per day with a test group and a placebo group. Niacinamide is very inexpensive with few minor side effects in some individuals (mild nausea) and these dosages are very low with no toxicity. Some medical authorities recommend 1,000 milligram capsules taken three times daily. One should look for formulas without additives, colorants, preservatives, etc. Medical reference: JNeurosci 08;28:11500-11510 (journal of neuroscience).

Green Tea Extract - EGCG - green tea extract of concentrated catechins (Epigallocatechin Gallate) - taken in standardized extract potency capsules - EGCG demonstrates the ability to reduce the formation of destructive Beta Amyloid protein in laboratory mice by over 50 percent. Also inhibits the spread of cancer formation in prostate cancer. Reduces blood pressure and cholesterol and helps with weight loss for dieters. EGCG is also protective of the endothellial cells lining the blood vessels. This reduces inflammation of the vessels. A suggested daily dosage for humans is 1,500 mg. per day to achieve these benefits. Available under various brand names in almost every health food store. Another way to benefit from EGCG is to drink white or green tea daily, but one would have to drink about 12 cups per day. Be aware that some Black Teas may contain unacceptably high levels of Fluoride which can interfere with brain activity and bone health.

Vitamin B-12 - researchers at Oxford University in England have found that low levels of vitamin B-12 were associated with advanced brain shrinkage. A five year study of 107 adults with no known cognitive impairment were followed for five years. Annually, subject had blood tests for vitamin B-12 levels and were given MRI to measure any changes in brain shrinkage. Patients in the lowest third of B-12 levels were six times as likely to have accelerated brain shrinkage as those in the highest third. Extreme deficits of B-12 result in a condition called Pernicious Anemia and can also cause Dementia. As people age, the stomach produces less hydrochloric acid which reduces digestion and assimilation of vitamin B-12 from food sources. A sublingual B-12 of 1,000 mcg. daily was suggested to remedy this.

Body Mass Index - Here is another sobering note: researchers at Kent State University found there is a correlation between body mass index (BMI) and brain size. A study of 201 healthy individuals aged 17 to 79, found that the more overweigh a person was, the smaller their brain tended to be. (Int J Neurosci 08;118:1582-1593).

Acetyl-L-Carnitine - we have seen daily dosage recommendations from 300 - 3,000 mg. daily to improve mental performance, better focus and improved mood. The Acetyl L Carnitine form is used by the body to make the important brain chemical - Acetylcholine. The ALC form has more immediate effects upon the brain, with many individuals feeling mentally energized within hours of taking it. The regular L-Carnitine - form improves physical energy and sexual functioning. Improves overall energy, reduces fatigue, increases muscle mass and fat loss. ALC can have mild side-effects in some people such as nausea, insomnia, irritability. If this occurs, reduce the dosage and do not take it every day. ALC is enhanced when combined with a smaller dose of Alpha Lipoic Acid. For more information - http://www.raysahelian.com/acetylcarnitine.html
Alpha-GPC phosphatidylcholine - 250 - 1,000 mg
Adrafinil - brand name - Olmifon - stimulant / anti-depressant that also enhances mental clarity, alertness and awareness
Curcumin - a very powerful anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory. Reduces microglial activation and excitotoxicity. Take with olive oil.
Desmopressin - brand name Minirin - formerly known as Vasopressin.  Helps short-term memory
Deprenyl Liquid - protects and enhances mental function, mood & libido by increasing the neurotransmitter, dopamine
DMAE - 40 - 150 mg
Fish Oils - Omega 3 & 6 - EPA & DHA - 4-6 capsules daily - 1 to 2 tablespoons 
Blue Ice Fermented High Nutrient CLO (Cod Liver Oil - Omega 3 & 6 - EPA & DHA - 2-4 capsules daily. This is THE best quality oil with all of the natural vitamin A and vitamin D. The oil is a deep red/brown color and is cinnamon flavored. In capsule form.
Supplier - http://www.greenpasture.org/products/butter-oil

Ginko Biloba - 120 mg (Ginko is a natural blood thinner.  Do not take with Coumadin/Wafarin)
Glutathione - the brain's master antioxidant. This is an expensive nutrient in its pure form. There are a number of of less expensive precursors to glutathione including: N-Acetyl Cysteine, Whey Protein
Galantamine - brand name - Reminyl - used for treating Alzheimer's.  Increases levels of Acetylcholine
Lithium Orotate or Aspartate - a brain anti-aging element.  Used in depression and mood disorders.  Helps rehabilitate and protect the brain. Over the counter supplement found in most  health food stores contain small dosage tablets of 5 mg. or so (usually taken 3x per day) Mainstream Lithium Carbonate, prescribed by doctors for bi-polar condition is usually given in doses of up to 300mg. per day.  The small amounts in the health food store brands should not cause any type of side effects.
Available from: Jonathan Wright, M.D. Tahoma Clinic in Kent, Washington
- http://www.tahoma-clinic.com/
Magnesium Citrate or Malate - over 75 percent of individuals are magnesium deficient. Magnesium plays a major role in protecting the brain from inflammation by raising glutathione levels, thus reducing excitotoxin damage and improving blood flow to the brain. Dosage - 500mg. twice a day.
Melatonin - one of the brain's most important protective antioxidants.
N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine (NAC) - significantly increases brain levels of glutathione. Dosage: up to 500mg. twice a day.

R-Lipoic Acid - a powerful anti-oxidant that raises glutathione levels. Be aware that Alpha lipoic acid or R-lipoic acid will reduce blood sugar levels. Should be taken with a full meal. Take up to 25mg. twice a day.
Phosphatidylserine - 100 to 300 mg
Pregnenolone - memory enhancer
Soy Dangers - each person must make their own decision based upon sometimes conflicting research. There are studies that indicate (in lab animals) that soy causes shrinkage of the brain. Check the internet for a lot of information on this subject. http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2099/12/31/soy-controversy-and-health-effects.aspx
Vinpocetine - 10 mg - brand name - Intelectol - improves blood flow to brain 
Piracetam - 3,200 mg (brand name - Nootropil - by UCB)
Spanish sage (Salvia lavandulaefolia) - this medicinal herb contains a variety of phytochemicals (plant-based compounds), several of which act as acetylcholinesterase inhibitors—compounds that interfere with the action of acetylcholinesterase, thus tending to preserve and protect your acetylcholine molecules. Slowing the breakdown on acetylcholine in the brain's synapses can help improve memory. For more information see - http://www.life-enhancement.com/article_template.asp?ID=947

Menopausal Symptoms - as an alternative to bio-identical HRT, most menopausal symptoms can be relieved by taking a combination of Black Cohosh and St. John's Wort. In a 16 week, placebo-controlled study involving 301 women, the active group taking the combination formula reported a 50% reduction in physical symptoms and a 41.8% reduction in psychological symptoms (compared with 19.6% physical and 12.7% psychological for the placebo group). Look for this combination formula at your health food store. - Ref: Uebelhack R., J.U. Blohmer, et al. “Black cohosh and St. John’s wort for climacteric complaints: a randomized trial,” Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2006; 107(2 Part 1): 24 7-55.

Mole - Wart - Skin Tag Removal - with DermaTend - http://www.find-cures.com/index.html - this reddish colored paste is applied daily. It penetrates the growth, creating a scab that falls off within a week or two, taking the skin tag, wart or mole along with it.  Is said not to discolor or pit the skin. However, individual results may vary. Altcancercream.com - http://www.altcancercream.com/default2.asp

Mosquito & Insect Repellent 

Bite Blocker - Herbal Spray & Lotion - tested to be as effective as 15 percent DEET solution. Apply  every 2-3 hours. Ingred: Soybean Oil, Purified Water, Coconut Oil, Glycerin, Geranium Oil, Citric Acid, Lecithin, Sodium Bicarbonate and Vanillin. Supplier - HOMS, LLC. PO Box 724 Clayton, North Carolina 27520.  Tel. 1-888-270-5721. -http://www.homs.com
Shoobug - natural repellent based on a chemical found in peanuts called 2-Phenethyl Propionate.  Provides 2 to 3 hours protection.  (the protein in peanuts that some people are allergic to has been removed).  Order from  Shoo.Org - http://www.shoo.org/

MRSA and Blue Led Light

A recent study at the New York Institute of Technology demonstrated that a Blue Led light had the capability of killing up to 94.8 percent of MRSA bacteria in Vitro after just a single 100 second long exposure. The effective wave-length of the Blue Led light was anywhere from 405 nm (nano-meters) to 470 nm. (Our Sota Instruments Lightworks offers a Blue Led paddle with a wave length of 465mn). The original article can be read from the link below. If you or someone you know has or is suspected of having MRSA, please seek immediate medical attention at a medical or hospital emergency center. MRSA infections are extremely dangerous and deadly. This article is not meant to imply that you should self-treat this infection with a blue led or filament light. http://www.liebertonline.com/doi/pdfplus/10.1089/pho.2008.2413

Neuropathy - a major health newsletter reports great results restoring sensation and circulation using 600 mg. daily Alpha Lipoic Acid (available in the supplement section of most markets). Other methods include pulsed magnetic field therapy (see the QRS on this website) and Pulsed LED Therapy.  Both of these instruments increase circulation and oxygenation of tissues by stimulating release of Nitric Oxide from the cells of blood vessels, thus expanding them.
Enhanced External Counter Pulsation - (EECP) - amazing results on various cardio-vascular conditions.  Sequential pressure and release supplied by cuffs around the calves.  Gently helps to circulate the blood and provides long-term relief.  http://www.vasomedical.com/

Osteoarthritis - Myristin - ( Cetyl Myristoleate ) - claims up to 88 percent effectiveness and long lasting results (even for years at a time) after just 17 days of use. Supplier - http://www.health-pages.com/cgi-local/aff2.pl?SRC=GGCMPC&URL=pain/cm.html&source=goog&keyword=myristin

Osteoporosis - there are many approaches to deal with this condition, including weight bearing exercises, natural hormone replacement therapy and supplements. Do your research to find the supplement that works best for you. A good multi-supplement for building healthy bone is: Ultimate Bone Support - with Vitamin D3, Vitamin K2, Zinc, Copper, Manganese, Boron, Silicon, L-Lysine, Strontium and Hops. - Made by - Advanced Bionutritionals
- Http://www.advancedbionutritionals.com

Ozone Information Sites

Various Ozone Topics
http://members.tripod.com/~healingtools/linksi.html#ofs

Ozone Services Canada. Medical Grade Ozonators & Accessories
http://www.o3zone.com/ozoneser/index-ther.htm

Directory of Medical Ozone Practitioners in U.S., Mexico, Canada - http://www.oxygenhealingtherapies.com/my_ozone_doctor.com.html



Pain Relief - natural pain relief with these two natural botanicals - Asalixx (white willow bark extract from Germany) and Univestin (a special blend of two herbs) Both of these formulas were found as effective as COX-2 Inhibitors. In another interesting study of 360 men and women who suffered from low back pain, it was found that 83 percent were found to be deficient in Vitamin D. Significant improvements were noted when subjects were given 5,000 to 10,000 IU of Vitamin D per day for three months.

Pain Relief can be almost instantaneous, for muscle aches, tendonitis, etc. with a simple Pain Neutralization Technique invoving the stimulation of particular muscle trigger points. Dramatic results can be seen after only 30 seconds of manipulation of the proper trigger points. Even patients with long term pain of many years can find instant relief. The technique does not involve electro-therapy or acupuncture and may even be accomplished without visiting a doctor's office. This technique was developed by Dr. Stephen Kaufman, D.C. of Denver, Colorado. Health professionals may order his training videos at - (800)774-5078 or http://www.painneutralization.com

Pancreatic Cancer - Dr. Nicholas Gonzales - alternative cancer treatments, specializing in pancreatic cancer, using proteolytic enzyme therapy, diet, nutrition and detoxification. Each patient receives a customized treatment program. Clinic location in New York City. Phone - (212) 213-3337
http://www.dr-gonzalez.com/index.htm


Parkinson's Disease - the exact cause of this disease is not known. There are risk factors, including excess manganese toxicity, genetics, exposure to pesticides and head trauma injury. Patients with Parkinson's are known to have reduced levels of Glutathione (a potent anti-oxidant) in the Dopamine-producing areas of the brain. Treatments of high-dose IV Glutathione can help reduce symptoms and help retard progression of the disease. Another promising therapy is HBOT (hyperbaric oxygen therapy) where pure oxygen, under slight pressure, is infused into the entire body and brain. HBOT is known to stimulate regenerative stem-cell activity. Supplements that can help include: CoQ10 (a 2008 study at Duke University, conducted over a 16 month period, involving 80 patients showed a dramatic slowing of physical deterioration in patients with mild Parkinson's. Subjects took 1,200mg of Q10 daily. (ref. - Young AJ, et. al. Coenzyme Q10: a review of its promise as a neuroprotectant. CNS Spectr. 2007 Jan;12(1):62-68. Another resource is an on-line book - BrainRecovery.com by David Perlmutter, MD. Manganese toxicity can affect certain areas of the brain that control movement. Numerous patients with Parkinson's symptoms have been successfully treated by chelating the excess manganese from the brain with a drug called PAS (para-aminosalicylic), which has normally been used to treat tuberculosis. Some individuals, such as welders, are exposed to high levels of manganese in their work. However, other people may accumulate excess manganese due to different metabolic problems, etc. Ask your chelation doctor to look into this as a possible treatment.

Links to Promising Research and Treatments for Parkinson's Disease

* Article discusses using a patient's own stem cells to regenerate the Dopamine generating cells in the brain - http://www.ivanhoe.com/channels/p_channelstory.cfm?storyid=3627

Pregnancy


PABA - a study we read about notes that PABA (para-amino-benzoic acid) could help women trying to conceive. In one study, 16 women who had been unable to get pregnant for five years or more, took 100 milligrams of PABA four times a day. Within three to seven months 12 of them becam pregnant.
Vitamin K3 - Research in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology - 72 pregnant woman with symptoms of nausea and vomitting achieved total relief within three days of taking 5 milligrams of vitamin K3 and 25 milligrams of vitamin C, taken daily at the same time of day.

Probiotics - most probiotics are destroyed by stomach acid and never reach the large intestine.  A recently developed encapsulation method protects Acidophilus in small beadlets.  Each beadlet contains approximately 1 billion bacteria.  Has a shelf life at room temperature of 18 months.  Available in Health Food stores - BioBeads - from Natrol  OR Acidophilus Pearls - Enzymatic Therapy - http://www.enzy.com. 
Probiotics can also be introduced into the body with various fermented dairy products such as Yogurt and Kefir.  Also, organic Sauerkraut is a good source.

Prostate Formulas and Therapies 

Testosterone Levels and Sugar Connection

A new study shows that sugar consumption significantly LOWERS circulating Testosterone levels. Although the study was small, involving only 74 men, the results were astonishing. Blood levels of testosterone dropped by as much as 25 percent and remained low after a period of 2 hours. Some of the men with beginning normal levels of testosterone experienced drops so low that they could be classified as having hypogonadism (a condition that could require testosterone hormone replacement therapy). It is important to stress that the testosterone-lowering effects of sugar were temporary. However, with the average American diet today filled with numerous types of sugars, such as sucrose, high fructose corn syrup, fructose, etc., etc. the dangers should be apparent. Reducing sugar intake is one of the easiest things every man can do to reduce the numerous health consequenes of low testosterone as well as the increased chances of diabetes, obesity, metabolic syndrome, heart disease and more. Be cautious with using artificial sugar substitutes as they also bring a host of health problems along with their sweet taste. Stevia and Xylitol are good sugar substitutes. The reference for the above study: Paper OR42-2, presented at the 91st Annual Meeting of the Endocrine Society, June 10-13, 2009 in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski  - Aminocare A10 Amino Acid formula - (800) 856-8006 - http://www.cancermed.comOR http://www.volmed.com/
Aminocare is a special formulation of amino acids (peptides) and other ingredients that work at the genetic level to selectively activate tumor suppressor genes and by shutting off Oncogenes (the genes that signal cancer to divide).  These chemical switches also enhance immunity and confer increased resistance to viruses and auto-immune disorders.  Users of Aminocare A10 report more energy and stamina and relief from numerous symptoms.  Amonocare A-10 is available without prescription.

Dr. Robert Leibowitz, MD - Triple Hormone Blockade - consists of three hormone medications that eliminate Testosterone and starve the prostate cancer to death. It is most effective with early stage prostate cancer. The treatment lasts 13 months and does have side effects. However, these are reversible and the protocol does not require any surgery, radiation or chemo. The therapy also includes specific nutritional therapy. If you want to learn more about this approach - the Leibowitz Protocol - have your doctor call Dr. Robert Leibowitz at (310)229-3555 - Los Angeles.

Supplements and Combination Formulas

Dr. Jonathan Wright - a combination prostate formula - http://www.tahoma-clinic.com/shop/product_info.php/products_id/1207
Dr. Julian Whitaker - a combination prostate formula - http://www.drwhitaker.com/c/store_men_sawpalmetto_pygum.asp?cookie%5Ftest=1Advanced Bionutritionals - offers a combination prostate formula that includes - Saw Palmetto, African Pygeum, Stinging Nettle, DIM, Selenium, Vitamin D, Zinc, Beta-Sitosterol (from pumpkin seed oil) Lycopene (from tomatoes) and Swedish Flower Pollen (trade named Cernilton). To order, call - 1-800-791-3395.

CoQ10 - several medical studies of prostate cancer and BPH demonstrated that 500mg. of CoQ10 returned PSA levels to normal. 
Article - http://www.newswithviews.com/Howenstine/james2.htm
DIM = Diindlylmethane - (Dim is the concentrated cancer-fighting substance found in cauliflower, kale, brussel sprouts, broccoli )  see above cancer references for more info.
Green Tea Extract - EGCG - green tea extract of concentrated catechins (Epigallocatechin Gallate) - taken in standardized extract potency capsules - EGCG demonstrates the ability to reduce the formation of destructive Beta Amyloid protein in laboratory mice by over 50 percent. Also inhibits the spread of cancer formation in prostate cancer. Reduces blood pressure and cholesterol and helps with weight loss for dieters. EGCG is also protective of the endothellial cells lining the blood vessels. This reduces inflammation of the vessels. A suggested daily dosage for humans is 1,500 mg. per day to achieve these benefits. Available under various brand names in almost every health food store. Another way to benefit from EGCG is to drink white or green tea daily, but one would have to drink about 12 cups per day.
HP-8 - (featured in Dr. David Williams - Alternatives - Newsletter - June 2003) - American Bio-Sciences
Supplier - ( 888)-884-7770  http://www.americanbiosciences.com/ http://www.totaldiscountvitamins.com/Merchant/abframe.htm
HIFU - High Intensity Focused Ultrasound - an exciting, new, non-invasive treatment for prostate cancer.  Not currently available in the U.S.  Nearest treatment centers to U.S. are located in Canada.  See this website for directory of treatment clinics and complete information: http://www.focus-surgery.com  to see a video of the procedure: http://www.hifu.ca
Modified Citrus Pectin - inhibits cancer metastasis (spreading of cancer) note: do not use regular powdered fruit pectin found in health food stores...you need the specially formulated MCP. Suggested dosages from medical studies are - 15 grams per day (5 grams taken three times a day while the cancer is active). Maintenance dose is usually 3 to 5 grams a day. MPC is comepletely non-toxic and is well-tolerated. Side effects may be only minor bloating or intestinal gas, due to the fiber content.
Pectasol - Modified Citrus Pectin has been shown to slow the spread of cancerous cells throughout the body. It is important to use the correct supplement. Just eating an orange everyday will not work for this - EcoNugenics - main U.S. distributor - websites: http://www.econugenics.com OR
http://www.pectasol.com 800-521-0160. Detailed information on their newest product called - PectaSol-C - www.econugenics.com/MCPreport
Alternate Supplier: 
http://www.anpdirect.com   Gaithersburg, MD. (888)436-7200  or  (800)232-3536

Flax Seed Oil or Flax Seed - flax seed and flax oil are excellent sources of Omega 3 fatty acid in the form of ALA (Alpha Linolenic Acid).  However, there are recent studies indicating that the ALA  component of Flax seed or Flax Oil may actually INCREASE the risk of Prostate Cancer. A major study published by the Harvard School of Public Health - involving 15,000 physicians found that men with the highest levels of ALA had nearly a 300 percent increase in their risk of developing metastatic prostate cancer.  Your body still needs Omega 3, so the solution is to take the DHA and EPA forms found in cold water fish such as salmon, herring, sardines and tuna.  To ensure that you receive the purest form of this essential oil, that is free from any heavy metal contaminants, take a product that says 'Molecularly Distilled' on the lable.  This should be available in the refrigerated oils section of your health food store.  One such product you can  order on line is called - NEUROMINS - distributed by Martek Biosciences Corp.  Available from GNC nutrition stores or see list of distributors at: www.dhadepot.com/whereto_buy.htm
Resveretrol and Propolis - this combination has been shown effective in killing prostate cancer cells without the side-effects of chemotherapy. (Oncol Res 06;15(9):409-421). http://www.cognizantcommunication.com/filecabinet/Oncology/oradd15abs9.html#oradd15abs91
Pomegranate Juice -
UCLA researchers discovered that drinking 8 ounces of pure pomegranate juice per day, extended the time of PSA doubling from 15 months to four and a half years. Pomegranate juice has also been shown to actually reverse arterial plaque build-up with as little as a couple ounces per day over a period of months. Keep in mind that Pomegranate juice is relatively high in sugar and this could be a problem for diabetics.
Melatonin - research in Japan involving 14,502 men, found that rotating shift workers were three times more likely to develop prostate cancer than day shift workers.  The implication is that we all produce melatonin during sleep, but when the normal sleeping cycle is interrupted, less melatonin is released.  This same correlation was found in women and breast cancer.  Melatonin appears to be generally protective against developing cancer for women and men and conversely, lack of melatonin increases the risk.
Selenium - perhaps the most important single mineral for prostate health. Only small daily amounts are required in the diet. A rich and tasty source of selenium is found in Brazil Nuts. Just a hand full a day is all you need. In fact, just two Brazil nuts contain an average 100 micrograms of selenium. Suggested optimal intake of selenium is 200 micrograms per day. This is the amount found in four average Brazil nuts.
Testosterone - physiologically correct levels of testosterone are protective for a healthy heart, reduces muscle loss and osteoporosis, and is beneficial for the prostate gland.  One must work with a qualified physician when considering testosterone replacement therapy.  Research conducted at the University of Washington showed that lower levels of testosterone were associated with higher levels of mortality from all causes.
Myo-min - some men convert testosterone into too much Estrogen through a process called - Excess Aromatization. All men need some amount of estrogen. However, when too much estrogen is produced, this can cause problems with prostate enlargement or even prostate cancer. This problem increases with age and can be diagnosed with a 24 Hr. urine test. There is a way to slow down excess aromatization with the use of a natural Chinese herbal formula called Myo-min, available through some health food stores, compounding pharmacies and Dr. Jonathan Wright's Tahoma Clinic Dispensary - Telephone: (888) 893-6878. Myo-Min should not be taken without proper testing and follow-up with a doctor who is familiar with bio-identical hormone replacement therapies.
Vitamin D-3 - many alternative medical doctors recommend daily Vitamin D-3 of 5,000 IU for increased prostate protection. Vitamin D-3 lowers PSA levels and generally protects the body against cancer of all types.

Vitamin K2 (which comes in an MK-4 form and an MK-7 form - with the MK-7 form being more effective) - has been used to significantly slow prostate cancers and reduce the risk of developing the disease. Suggested dosages range from 150 micrograms per day as a maintenance or large dosages from 15 to 45mg. when using to slow down aggressive cancers. Patients taking blood thinners such as coumadin or warfarin, need to check with their doctor before taking Vitamin K2. Green Pasture - high vitamin butter oil is high in natural Vitamin K2. Read more about this on their website at - http://www.greenpasture.org

MK-7 form of Vitamin K-2 (menaquinone-7) - is available as an individual supplement in a 100 microgram dissolving tablet. Supplier - Superior Source - 800- 421-6175 http://www.superiorsource1.com

Erectile Dysfunction

Viagra and similar products for erectile dysfunction work by slowing the breakdown of nitric oxide (a key to dilating blood vessels).  A recent study of men who had a complete prostate removal (but with the nerve preserved) compared the use of Viagra alone, against a group who used a daily combination supplement of acetyl-L-carnitine and propionyl-L-carnitine (2grams of each daily) in addition to Viagra (when needed).  The results showed that 51% of men using Viagra alone reported satisfactory sexual intercourse.  In the group taking the daily carnitine combination + Viagra, 87% reported satisfactory sexual intercourse. The carnitines are not drugs.  They are naturally occuring substances.  As a side effect, the carnitine combination can improve mood, alleviate fatigue and improve muscle strength.  Viagra alone can't do any of that.  Supplier -  a combination formula called PROPeL contains the two carnitines plus alpha-lipoic acid in the proper proportion.  Available from Life Enhancement - (800) 543-3873 -  http://www.life-enhancement.com. This information was taken from Dr. Joanthan Wright's Nutrition & Healing newsletter. Vol. 13, Issue 5. June 2006. Another formula using the same ingredients is called - Magnum Drive - available from Northstar Nutritionals - 800-496-9596 or http://www.northstarnutritionals.com

There are other natural supplements that help with ED directly and by helping to clear the arteries and circulation pathways involved in sexual performance. These include - Nattokinase (Japanese fermented soy product), Lecithin, L-Arginine (a common amino acid) and Grapefruit Pectin (Pro-Fibe).

L-Arginine - the endothelial cells that line all arteries, veins and capallaries perform a number of functions. Among these is the release of enzymes that trigger the formation of Nitric Oxide (NO) from the amino acid arginine. Nitric Oxide relaxes and dilates blood vessels and increases blood flow. Think of it as a natrual form of sexual enhancer, but without the dangerous side-effects. Start with 4 grams of L-Arginine daily and if necessary, gradually work up to 8 grams daily over a period of several weeks. You may imporve your sex life without the risk of going blind! Furthermore, the increase in circulation and oxygenation benefits the entire circulatory system. Note that L-Arginine is known to antagonize herpes simplex (common cold sores, etc.) outbreaks. So, if you are prone to herpes outbreaks, you need to avoid using L-Arginine as a supplement during active outbreaks. If you want to try using this approach, then start out at very low doses and monitor your reaction before increasing the dosages .


Pro-Argi-9 - is an L-Arginine supplement formula that contains many beneficial ingredients to condition blood vessels, support their flexibility and elasticity, support healthy circulation, blood pressure and heart health through increased synthesis of nitric oxide, which is the body's natural vein conditioner. This formula contains, red wine extract, folic acid, vitamins B3, B12, pomegranate, vitamins K-2 and D-3, ribose and xylitol (natural sweetner). Pro-Argi-9 promotes health blood flow, reduces blood platelet clumping, and helps dilate blood vessels (important for achieving and maintaining errections). Supplier - http://www.aging-no-more.com/proargi-9-plus-2003.html

Testosterone Gel - problems with erectile dysfunction are often related to low testosterone levels, so rather than address this with Viagra and its potential health risks, you can use a convenient testosterone gel composed of 1% hydroalcoholic testosterone. In a small study of 85 men with ED and low testosterone, subjects used the gel (50mg. per day) for six months with all of them reporting improved function. A blood test is needed to establish testosterone levels and rule out other causes. A prescription is required.

Rosacea - is a chronic skin condition with a connection to the ulcer-causing bacteria, Helicobacter. There may be an association between Helicobacter eradication and improvement of  Rosacea.  In fact, in many cases, eliminating Helicobacter has resulted in complete recovery from this stubborn skin disorder. 

Skin Cancer and Skin Care Products

EWG Skin Deep Cosmetic Database - a database of harmful and friendly ingredients used in cosmetics, shampoos, baby care products, sun tan lotions and much more. http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/

Light Induced Enhanced Selective Hyperthermia - information and video of an amazing breakthrough in breast cancer and skin cancer treatment (including melanoma) with laser photo-therapy.  Results are very fast and the therapy has no side-effects.  No radiation, no surgery, no chemotherapy. http://www.lasemedinc.com/LEISH_Therapy.html

A few of our favorite products for smooth and healthy skin:

BioMarine - deep sea shark liver oil called Squalane. Comes in 2 oz. liquid pump bottle.  Work a few drops of this velvety oil into skin on face or body.  It really feels great and is not oily.  Has a very light lavender scent & makes the skin immediately smoother and softer. Supplier: http://www.oceanaproducts.com  You can also get this from Dr. Julian Whitaker's Wellness Center online at http://www.drwhitaker.com/c/store_prod_squalane.asp  We love this product so much that we order 3 bottles at a time.
AminoCare Cream - a skin cream with enzymes that actually work on the genetic level of anti-aging by targeting two genes involved skin aging.  Aminocare rejuvenates and reverses the effects of skin aging and fine wrinkles.  Around $50.00 for 1 ounce cream jar.  Developed by Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski.  Aminocare Products - (800)856-8006 or http://www.aminocare.com
Synovoderma - hyauluronic acid capsules - http://www.allergyresearchgroup.com/Synovoderma-150-Softgels-p-236.html
Retinol - studies have shown that using Retinol reduces wrinkling and increases collagen. Results were seen over a six month time period.
Toki - ingredient base that includes the moisture-rich retention of Hyaluronic and Dermantanic acids. These acids replenish skin from within, and combine with Collagen Peptide and Vitamin C. - Manufactured by Lane Medical - more information and ordering at: http://www.bayho.com/p/811023.html?OVRAW=toki&OVKEY=toki&OVMTC=standard&OVADID=2897908512&OVKWID=31619020012
Topical Estriol (0.3 percent) + Glycolic Acid skin cream - this product is based upon Austrian research on 59 perimenopausal women.  The skin cream was used for six months and the results were remarkable.  Skin elasticity & firmness improved, wrinkle depth and pore size decreased by 61 to 100 percent  and skin moisture improved.  No one in the study had any side-effects of HRT.  There were no significant changes in blood hormone levels. Ordering - this formulation (ask for the estriol/glycolic acid skin cream) is specially  compounded per order at the - California Pharmacy - (800)575-776 - http://www.californiapharmacy.com/index.htm (note: because it contains estrogen, a prescription is required).  Call the California Pharmacy and ask them to fax you a prescription form.  Fill out the patient information and then fax the form to your doctor.  They sign the form and fax it back to California Pharmacy.  We learned of this formula from Dr. Julian Whitaker's  - Health & Healing newsletter.  This is a great source of health information that everyone should be reading.

These following two products work very well for erasing problem skin patches such as Actinic or Solar Keratosis, Sun Spots, etc.  The manufacturers are not allowed to make any claims for treating skin cancer.  Both products are worth investigating.  A tube goes a long way and is very affordable.  Leaves the skin nice and smoothe.  Does not remove normal pigmentation.

Always consult with a dermatologist or other qualified medical doctor if you have any suspicion of skin cancer

Sunspot ES - from Lane Labs - http://www.lanelabs.com/products.asp?productID=SunSpotES
Skin Answer - from  Dr. David Williams catalog. - http://www.drdavidwilliams.com/c/skin_advantage.asp
Silica - adding this supplement to the diet can improve the look of the skin, hair and nails. Horsetail supplements are naturally high in silica. Look for various formulations at your local health food store.

Curaderm - BEC5 - a topical preparation that produces rapid regression of Actinic Keratosis in only One to Three weeks with 100 percent effectiveness!  Said to be over 80 percent effective in Squamous Cell & Basal Cell skin cancers within several weeks to several months of use.   International Anti-Aging Systems: http://www.antiaging-systems.com or contact U.S. supplier at  http://www.curaderm.net/contact_us.html  ( Dr. Calmez Ltd -  Tempe, Arizona - USA -  Phone: 602 490 8030

Polyphenon E - Green tea ointment - (containing 15% polyphenone extract) has been demonstrated very effective in clearing pre-cancerous skin lesions called Actinic or Solar Keratoses. Green Tea extracts may be found on-line from various suppliers or health food stores as a cream containing various strengths of Polyphenone extract. Many formulas use a 2% concentration. The prescription brand used in clinical studies is made in Germany and is called Polyphenon E 15% concentration. Even though it is a prescription drug in Germany, you may be able to order it in the U.S. for individual use without a prescription. Contact the company for more information on this or locate a U.S. supplier that has a similar product with a similar strength of this active ingredient. This product is also very effective in treating Genital Warts caused by HPV.
Polyphenon E - can be ordered on-line from MediGene - http://www.medigene.de/englisch/projekte.php?allow=true

Read more about Green Tea Polyphenone extracts at - http://www.raysahelian.com/polyphenone.html

Turmeric / Curcumin - this common Indian cooking spice contains a powerful immune-boosting, anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory compound called curcumin. Curcumin been shown to inhibit the growth of estrogen-dependent human breast cancer cells by up to 95 percent. Citation - Environ Health Perspect 98;106(12): pp. 807-12.  We just read about another great use for Curcumin - that is to mix a capsule (available in health food stores) of Curcumin with a capsule of Artimisinin (listed above under cancer) along with a little 70 percent dilution of DMSO to make a paste.  Apply this onto the skin cancer twice per day.  We did read a recent reference staing that curcumin stops laboratory strains of melanoma from proliferating AND promotes cell death of cancer cells. This is from the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas. Curcumin has been demonstrated to suppress many types of cancer cell lines in laboratory testing.  Curcumin is non-toxic.  Dosages can vary from 3.6 grams per day (3,600mg) up to 3.6 grams x 3times per day.  Use a high concentration curcumin product such as Super Curcumin from Life Extension Foundation - http://www.lef.org

Psoriasis / Exzema / Shingles / Hives / Seborrheic Dermatitis

Skin Cap - spray, lotion and shampoo. Active ingredient - Zinc Pyrithione - available from various suppliers on the internet.  Non-steroidal  according to the manufacturer. http://www.acreamsolutions.com/index.html

M-Folia - made from extract of mahonia aquifolium (also called Oregon grape) in German trials in 89 dermatology practices, Psoriasis in 81 percent of patients improved or completely disappeared over a period of 12 weeks.  Improvement appears within days. Supplier - North Star Nutritionals, Frederick, MD. www.northstarnutritionals.com or Taylor Jackson Health Products in U.K. - https://secure.purplehealth.com/neways/m-folia-us/

Eczema and Hives - old time doctors may remember using spleen and thymus gland extracts to treat these conditions. While the glandular extracts are no longer being used, Doctors today are able to use spleen and thymus Cell Therapy for these conditions with remarkable success.

Shingles - relief from pain and itching within hours with IV Vitamin C therapy, followed by oral vitamin C. Locate a practitioner through ACAM - ACAM - the American College for Advancement in Medicine - http://www.acamnet.org

Skin Tags, Warts, Moles - bloodroot paste is very effective in removing skin tags and moles.  There are a number of suppliers found on the internet.  Here is one company in Arkansas called Altcancercream.com - http://www.altcancercream.com/default2.asp

Snoring - a great little gadget called MegaVent from Sweden, fits inside of your nostrils and expands the airways to prevent snoring caused by restricted air passages in the nose. Not for Sleep Apnia. Supplier - http://www.megavent-stop-snoring.com or (866)434-8685 cost is $25.00.

Soy - the many health problems with soy - http://www.healthfreedomusa.org/?p=1473-
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2099/12/31/soy-controversy-and-health-effects.aspx


Schizophrenia

According to Dr. Abram Hoffer, M.D. - niacinamide can help reverse and control symptoms of schizophrenia in patients diagnosed five years or less before beginning treatment. Interested persons should do basic research on Dr. Abram, who was one of the original founders of the field of Orthomolecular Psychiatry.



Spinal Cord and Neurological Injuries

Omental Transposition - surgical procedure for restoring function in patients with spinal cord injuries, stroke, cerebral palsy, Parkinson's disease and other serious neurological problems. The Omentum is a large fatty membrane located within the abdominal cavity. The Omentum is loaded with blood vessels, lymphatic tissues and is a repository for neurotransmitters, angiogenic compounds that stimulate new blood vessel growth, and tissue and nerve growth factors. Dr. Harry S. Goldsmith, M.D. has developed a surgical procedure of separating the Omentum tissue from its usual location in the abdomen (while keeping its blood supply connected) and attaching it around injured or completely severed nerve endings including the spinal cord. Once in place, the nutrient-rich environment of the Omentum stimulates nerve regeneration. This procedure has resulted in extraordinary healings and recoveries from traumatic, debilitating injuries and diseases. One of Dr. Goldsmith's patients, a 23 year old German woman, severed her spinal cord in a serious ski accident and the gap in her spinal cord was 1.6 inches. Dr. Goldsmith filled the gap with liquid collagen and laid the intact Omentum over the area and closed the incision. Within eight months, the patient was able to move her legs on command. Over the next year she could crawl. Now, six years after her surgery, she is walking with the assistance of a walker! Your doctor has probably never heard of this miraculous procedure. Contact: Dr. Harry S. Goldsmith - PO Box 493, Glenbrook, Nevada 89413. E-mail - hlgldsmith@aol.com FAX - (775)749-5861

Strep Throat - sometimes the simplest solutions are the best! Forget about those constant trips to the doctor's office and try this simple approach first. Eliminate ALL dairy products from the diet and see the great results! This simple solution comes from the observations of Dr. Frank Oski who's medical credentials include - formerly Professor and Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at the State University of New York Upstate Medical Center. He later became Director of the Department of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Physician-in-Chief of the Johns Hopkins Children's Center. Observant mothers have probably achieved similar results just from modifying the diet of their children. It is good to see that so-called "Old Wives Tales" are often based upon sound science.

Stroke Recovery - see hyperbaric oxygen information above

Thyroid Health


Note:the thyroid gland performs several critical functions for the body and self-treatment should not be approached in a casual manner, such as taking vitamin C or B vitamins where there is little prospect of doing any harm by over-dosing. Always utilize thyroid supplements under the direction of a licensed medical practitioner so that proper dosages and adjustments can be monitored
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Iodine - Japanese and Icelandic women have among the world's lowest incidence of cancer. They also have the highest dietary levels of Iodine. Dr. Guy Abraham, former professor of obstetrics, gynecology, and endocrinology at the UCLA School of Medicine has studied Iodine for many years. He believes the RDA - recommended daily allowance for Iodine is much too low at 150 micrograms per day for adults. Dr. Abraham recommends an optimum level of 12.5 milligrams per day. (the average daily intake of Iodine in Japan is 13.8 milligrams). Different tissues in the body prefer different forms of Iodine. For example, the Thyroid Gland concentrates the Iodide form, while the Breasts concentrate the Iodine form. Therefore, both forms are needed for the body. Sources-Dr. Abraham's formula called - Iodoral - 1 table daily contains 5 milligrams of iodine and 7.5 milligrams of iodide, which is the ideal combination. This is the same ratio as found in Lugol's Solution (available by prescription only). Iodoral is available from compounding pharmacies, some health stores, and from Tahoma Clinic Dispensary - (425)264-0051 or http://www.tahoma-clinic.com Another formula is called Triodide (in liquid form). Triodide is also available from Tahoma Clinic and some Health Stores. Triodide is combined with a sea vegetable called bladderwrack, used to treat thyroid problems. Note: while this level of supplementation should not pose a problem for most individuals, long-term use of iodine can suppress Thyroid function in some individuals. It is a good idea to have your Thyroid levels monitored by a physician. If you are using Iodine supplementation on a long term basis, be sure your diet includes adequate essential fatty acids as well as the amino acids methionine and cysteine. Do not ingest over the counter iodine antiseptic as this is poisonous!


Iodoral - tablet form - combination iodine (5mg.) and potassium iodide (7.5mg.) - the two different types of iodine are found in differing concentrations in various body tissues, so both types are needed. Supplier and more information - Dr. Jonathan Wright's Tahoma Clinic - http://www.tahoma-clinic.com/

Iosol - water soluble and non-toxic, liquid iodine from kelp - TPCS - 800-838-8727 - http://www.tpcsdirect.com

Thyroid - home testing for low thyroid - upon waking in the morning, record your resting body temperature by placing a thermometer (mercury or digital) under the arm pit for 3 minutes. Remain in bed during this procedure. At the end of the five days, add up the total temperatures and divide by 5 to get the average temperature. If this turns out to be as much as one degree under 98.6, many alternative practitioners would recommend that you treat this with a supplementation of Armour Thyroid, which is a completely natural product. Your doctor might also recommend an Iodine supplement such as Lugols or other brands. Dr. David Brownstein has written a definitive book on Iodine defficiency - Iodine, Why You Need it, Why You Can't Live Without It. To order, call - 1-888-647-5616

Thyroid Support supplements
- additional thyroid support is found in natural glandulars such as Armour Thyroid or Naturethroid. Another thyroid glandular support product is - Thytrophin PMG - which is formulated by Standard Process - read the Standard Process data pages on this - http://www.standardprocess.com/display/StandardProcessCatalog.spi?ID=152

Standard Process does not sell direct to the public, but you can find their products at some of the following retailers:
Total Health Discount Vitamins - 800-283-2833 - http://ww.totalhealthdiscountvitamins.com
Spinelife - 877-698-4826 - http://www.spinelife.com
Naturamart - http://www.naturamart.com


Thyroid / Heart Connection - high blood levels of homocysteine are seen as a risk factor for heart disease. Homocysteine is created in the body by the break down of the amino acid methionine (found in red meats and milk products). The body breaks down excess homocysteine with vitamin B6, B12 and folic acid (also found in the same red meat). Here is the interesting connection: researchers found that in patients with underactive thyroid, that by simply correcting thyroid function, those with elevated homocysteine levels normalized, even without the administration of B vitamins! The reference for this is - (Ann Intern Med 99;131:348-351) Annals of Internal Medicine. We have also read reports stating that high cholesterol levels can be normalized in most cases, just by correcting low thyroid conditions. This could spare one from a lifetime of cholesterol-lowering medications. Thyroid activity can be much easier to manage for many people using a combination of iodine products and natural glandular extracts - such as Iodoral, Iosol, Standard Process company natural glandular extracts, among other supplements. A very informative book on this subject is by Bob Livingston - Cutting Edge Natural Secrets for Healing Your Heart.

Tinnitus

Ringing in the ears can be reduced with vitamin B12 for some individuals. Relief can also be as simple as removal of excess ear wax. There are new techniques that promise relief, such as - Neuromonics - that utilizes programmed sound tones and music at the same frequency as the perceived tinnitus noise. This de-sensitizes and interrupts the tinnitus sounds. Said to be effective for up to 90% of patients, with almost immediate and long term relief. Does not simply mask the tinnitus as a white noise generator would do, but actually addresses the underlying causes. Contact information to find a clinic or practitioner in your area - http://www.neuromonics.com/patient/index.aspx?rollover=true
A study at Washington University in St. Louis demonstrated the effectiveness of Melatonin (3mg. daily) in reducing mild to severe tinnitus. Melatonin is available without prescription at health food stores.

Ulcers

Zinc Carnosine - (combination of zinc and amino acid derivative L-carnosine) inhibits the bacteria Heliobacter pylori - that causes ulcers. Heals ulcers by strengthening the mucosal tissue and prevents further lesions with its anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.Source: a good brand name is PepZin, sold in GNC stores.
Suggested Dosage: 75-150 mg. daily for two to eight weeks for maximum results.

Cabbage Juice - and Sauerkraut are full of healing nutrients for the stomach and intestinal tract. Good for ulcer, heartburn & acid reflux disease. Drink several 6 ounce glasses per day until symptoms abate. Eating Sauerkraut on a frequent basis is said to eliminate Colon Polyps. If possible, purchase freshly made with live cultures from European markets or Delis.
Rhubarb Powder - in a Chinese clinical trial involving 400 patients, 15 grams of rhubarb powderdaily stopped digestive tract bleeding in 95 percent of cases. Source for Rhubarb Powder: Penn Herb Co. Ltd. Tel.1-800-523-9971.


Varicose Veins - informational website and supplements - http://www.legpros.com

Vertigo

Here is a link to a Neurology website that provides a good deal of background information about vertigo. It does not offer advice regarding natural or alternative therapy options.
http://www.neurologychannel.com/vertigo/index.shtml


Vision - Save on Eyeglasses

Here is a link to a website that offers prescription eye glasses at a bargain price. Zenni Optical sells prescription glasses for only $8.00 each plus shipping. Zenni offers hundreds of frame designs starting from $8.00. There are even titanium frames at a fraction of regular prices. Phone Zenn Optical at - 800-211-2105 or can be ordered on-line at - http://www.zennioptical.com

Water Distiller / Water Filtration and Purification

Waterwise - countertop distillers can produce gallons of pure, distilled water every 24 hours. Distillation is the ONLY precess that removes ALL contaminants from the water, including viruses, bacteria, chlorine, fluoride, parasites, pesticides, herbicides, heavy metals (mercury, lead, etc.) and even Radioactive contamination! Several models available including one that works without electricity. Great for emergencies when the power goes out. You can even use water from your swimming pool or spa - Supplier: Waterwise - http://www.waterwise.com . Phone - 1-800-874-9028 or 1-352-787-5008

Berkey Water Filtration System - the Berkey water filtration system is simply the best. Gravity action with No electricity required. Removes viruses, bacteria, parasites, chemicals, pesticides, etc. Field tested and used by numerous disaster relief agencies. Use your hot tub or pool as an emergency water supply in case of natural disaster. Supplier: http://www.berkeylight.com/start.main.html

X-Pack - water purification systems for individual daily requirements. Uses a forward osmosis method to purify even the filthiest water. Systems for 1 gallon to 10 gallons per day. Filters viruses, bacteria, parasites, etc. No electricity needed. Great for emergencies, natural disasters, camping and more. Order from - www.htiwater.com or call (541)917-3335.

Warts

Genital Warts - a green tea ointment from Germany, called Polyphenon-E (containing 2% polyphenone extract) has been demonstrated very effective in clearing genital warts. In a 16 week placebor trial, 60% of patients treated with a 10% or 15% Green Tea ointment had a complete clearing of warts compared to only 34% in the placebo group. Also, of those who still had warts at the end of the 16 week trial, 80% of those patients reported more than a 50% clearing of their condition. Green Tea extracts may be found on-line from various suppliers or health food stores as a cream containing 2% Polyphenone extract. We do not have any specific brand names. Look for any number of skin creams, etc. with the 2% strength. Polyphenon E - can be ordered on-line from MediGene - http://www.medigene.de/englisch/projekte.php?allow=true

Fig Tree Sap - We recently read about an effective treatment for warts - if you have access to a fig tree, use the milky white sap from the leaves and stems and apply on to the wart several times daily. Cover with a band aid. The wart should disappear within several weeks.

Weight Loss

CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) - is an Omega 6 fatty acid found in high amounts in free range, grass-fed beef, lamb, and raw grass-fed milk products, such as cheese and butter. CLA triggers FAT loss by interfering with the complete absorption of dietary fats, increasing metabolism & decreasing appetite. CLA also increases muscle mass. In recent Human studies, body fat was reduced by an amazing 20 percent over a 12 week period with no change in diet or exercise. CLA is safe and non-toxic. Supplement source: besides eating organic grass-fed beef and dairy products, a vegetable source of CLA comes from Safflower Oil. A popular brand name is - TONALIN CLA - found in most health food stores. There are other brand names of CLA as well and many stores and on-line suppliers offer this. Suggested Dosage: around 3,000 mg. per day taken before breakfast and lunch meals. According to animal studies, CLA may also reduce cancer tumor growth & slow the development of breast and prostate cancers. Other supplements that can improve metabolism, blood sugar levels, include:
L - Carnitine - is essential to the transportation of long-chain fatty acids into the cells where the fats can be converted to energy. Research indicates carnitine plays an important role in converting stored body fat into energy, thereby helping build muscle mass while reducing fat. It energizing the heart, reducing angina attacks, controlling hypoglycemia, and is beneficial for diabetic neuropathy, liver disease and kidney disease. A more expensive form of carnitine is Acetyl-L-Carnitine, which is a popular brain supplement.
Creatine - for building lean muscle mass. Available at all health food stores
Green Tea Extract - helps increase metabolism so you burn more calories. Also a powerful anti-oxidant. Many brands available in stores today - Green Tea Diet, etc.
Chromium Picolinate - chromium plays an important role in regulating blood sugar level and is therefore useful for people with type-two diabetes. It also has been linked to increasing HDL cholesterol and lowering LDL therefore decreasing overall cholesterol levels. Chromium may also increase fat loss and lean muscle tissue gain.
CoQ10 - a powerful heart nutrient, anti-oxidant and cellular energizer found in high levels in heart tissue and in the Mitochondria of cells where ATP is produced. Can help in weight loss. More info at - http://www.drclark.net/info/coq10.pdf - available in all health food stores. Use capsules combined with an oil for best assimilation.
Xylitol
- a natural fruit and grain sugar - which is also very beneficial in reducing bacteria involved in tooth decay. Xylitol is available in 1 or 2 pound packages as a 1 to 1 sugar substitute that is suitable for diabetics (low glycemic index). It has a very lively, energetic taste. It tastes better than sugar and does not have that sickly-sweet type of flavor like some artificial sweeteners. Looks, pours and dissolves just like white cane sugar. Also available in a product called - Xlear - for ear infection, sinus, cold, allergy and upper respiratory problems. Available in most health food stores.

Wound Healing

A "Sweet" secret of healing open wounds or ulcerations (in diabetics or bed sores) is to dress the wound with regular granulated white sugar or honey. Sugar creates an environment where bacteria cannot thrive. This method has been used extensively in India. Today, with all of the emerging anti-biotic resistant bacteria such as MRSA, utilizing these "old-fashioned" but effective methods could be a solution to healing stubborn open wounds in diabetics or in bed-ridden patients suffering from bed sores. Simply isolate the open wound area with strips of gauze bandage coated in vasoline petroleum jelly, then pour 1/4 inch of sugar right on the wound and cover it with a gauze bandage. Clean the wound every 2 days and repeat the procedure until healed. The same method can be followed using Honey. A good brand of honey to consider is called Manuka Honey, available in many health food stores.