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HSI HEALTH SCIENCES INSTITUTE
MEMBERS ALERT FOR SEPTEMBER 2008
Miracle discovery is stronger than the best-selling
HSI Advisory Panel
Medical Adviser, Martin Milner, N.D.
cancer drug and safe as bread
Professor, National College of Natural Medicine;
by Melissa Hickle
President, Center for Natural Medicine, Port-land, OR; www.cnm-inc.com
If you've been told you have cancer,
within three weeks, they subsided.
or if someone in your family has, you're
Nancy's doctor determined that
International lecturer, researcher, and author,Los Angeles, CA
familiar with the rush of information
her body was too sensitive for chemo-
Eric Berg, D.C., C.R.A.
and the emotional roller coaster you're
therapy. So he prescribed Aromasin
Founder, Health and Wellness Center,
suddenly thrown onto. The long
(a drug that blocks the aromatase
Hyla Cass, M.D.
medical terms turning into a string of
enzyme to lower estrogen). After
Orthomolecular physician and psychiatrist,
gibberish. The fear of sounding stupid
weeks of horrible side effects, Nancy
www.cassmd.com, Los Angeles, CA
if clarification is needed. The push to
had had enough.
Richard Cohan, D.D.S., M.A., M.B.A.
Professor, University of the Pacific School of
cross your fingers and place your trust
She decided she would not be tak-
Dentistry, San Francisco, CA
in the experts.
ing any more drugs to fight her cancer.
Isaac Eliaz, M.D., M.S., L.Ac.
Nancy Henry did her fair share
Though she was told her life wouldn't
Doctor and researcher specializing in inte-grative medicine and cancer. Sebastopol, CA
of finger-crossing after she was diag-
be long if she declined conventional
M.M. Sree Ganesh, M.D.
nosed with breast cancer in May of
treatment, Nancy decided instead to
Family practitioner, holistic and natural
2004. Two years and two mastectomies
focus on her quality of life. Because,
medicine, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
later, the worst was confirmed—the
after all, what use is a prolonged life
Ann Louise Gittleman, Ph.D., C.N.S.
Award-winning author, columnist, and media per-
cancer that had been in the first breast
if it's one of pain and suffering?
sonality, www.annlouise.com, Hayden Lake, ID
had blossomed, with tumors spread
And then something amazing
Elson Haas, M.D.
throughout her lungs.
happened. Once Nancy changed her
Director, Preventive Medical Center of Marin,www.elsonhaas.com, San Rafael, CA
Her doctor was amazed that she
focus, turning to a self-designed pro-
Kohhei (Tadahiro) Makise, M.D.
had so much cancer in her body with-
gram including exercise, visualization,
Medical director, Kyoto Imadegawa Makise
out having any obvious symptoms.
detoxification, supplements, and a
Clinic, Kyoto, Japan
The prognosis was not good. He
stricter approach to her diet, she started
Claus D. Martin, M.D.
Founder, Four Seasons Medical Center and
immediately enrolled her in a clinical
getting better. Today, she feels she can
Clinic, Rottach-Egern, Germany
trial, saying they needed to "bring
relax, saying she's doing the very best
Stephen Morrissey, O.M.D.
out the big guns."
she can for herself. The "best" includes
Founder, Center for Energetic Medicine andBotanica Bioscience, Ojai, CA
And, oh, those guns were power-
Avemar, an incredible cancer fighter
Michael E. Rosenbaum, M.D.
ful. One dose nearly killed Nancy,
that Nancy was introduced to several
Allergy, immunology, and clinical nutrition,
her body covered in blisters, her legs
years ago at a breast cancer conference.
Al Sears, M.D.
tremulous. The study nurse told her
When Nancy made a donation to
Adjunct professor, Barry University,
everyone has to deal with side effects,
the advocacy group Breast Cancer
West Palm Beach, FL
so Nancy assumed that was her lot.
Options, she was given a four-month
Robert Sinnott, Ph.D.
Biochemical technologies and research,
Until things eventually got so bad
supply of Avemar. She started taking
that she called her doctor on Christmas
it in the hopes of preventing her breast
Allan Spreen, M.D.
Eve. He was on vacation, but the
cancer from spreading, and believes it
Advisor on alternative medicine, DiscoveryChannel, Phoenix, AZ
doctor on call said she could indeed
helped suppress the cancer enough to
die if she didn't take action. Nancy's
rid her of her symptoms. Once, how-
Founder and president, Raintree Nutrition, Car-
partner found himself in a pharmacy
ever, it was confirmed that the cancer
an hour before closing, desperately
had been in her lungs all along, she
Randall Wilkinson, M.D.
Board member, American Academy of Envi-
seeking the drug that could reverse
started taking Avemar religiously as
ronmental Medicine, Coeur d'Alene, ID
the debilitating side effects. Luckily,
part of her cancer program.
The opinions expressed here do not neces-
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sarily reflect the views of every panelisteach month. The Health Sciences Institute
acknowledges occasional differences of
Finally, help for the "incurable".6
Banish Brain Fog for good .7
opinion among panelists and welcomes the
exchange of differing points of view.
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Mary (think "Ave Maria"), to
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whom Hungarian biochemist Dr.
Maté Hidvégi gives credit for
While Avemar is just one part
answering his prayers for the
of Nancy's, as she calls it, "dance
The Health Sciences Institute
is dedicated to
funding he desperately needed for
with cancer," she does say it could
uncovering and researching the most urgent
his research on this amazing can-
be the most important part. She
advances in modern underground medicine.
Whether they come from a laboratory in
describes her energy level as good—
Who knew that something so
Malaysia, a clinic in South America, or a uni-
she does a bit of work in her
versity in Germany, our goal is to bring the
simple as wheat germ could hold
organic garden, occasionally gets
treatments that work directly to the people who
the key to fighting so many dif-
need them. We alert our members to exciting
out in her canoe, and volunteers
ferent cancers, without the toxic
breakthroughs in medicine, show them exactly
as a resource and an advocate for
side effects usually associated with
where to go to learn more, and help them
understand how they and their families can
cancer treatment? Surprisingly
Her last PET/CAT scan, taken
benefit from these powerful discoveries.
enough, someone knew as early as
about six months ago, showed
World War I.
that her cancer is classified as "sta-
Dr. Albert Szent-Györgyi, who
ble metastatic disease." Nancy
later went on to win the Nobel
told me this is really the best you
Prize for his discovery of vitamin
can hope for when you have can-
C, was determined to find an
cer like hers, where numerous
alternative to the dangerous mus-
tumors are spread throughout the
tard gas used to fight cancer. When
lungs. Most of the tumors, while
his early research was finally pub-
To contact the Health Sciences Institute
they hadn't gone away, were static.
lished in the 1960s, it showed that a
members services hotline, please call
Only six of those many tumors
(915)849-4614, fax to (410)230-1273, or
compound in wheat germ prohib-
were actually growing, and at a
write to Health Sciences Institute, 702
ited cancer cells from growing
rate far lower than expected from
Cathedral St., Baltimore, MD 21201. All
while allowing healthy cells to live
cancellations should be mailed to P.O. Box
even the least aggressive Grade 1
normally. So, a great deal of money
206, Baltimore, MD 21203. You may also
cancer, which is astounding.
was poured into his research of
contact a member services specialist via
Nancy says Avemar has given
e-mail at [email protected]
this potentially world-shaking dis-
her a sense of empowerment, and
Your private Members Alert is a monthly
that she hopes its availability will
publication of the Health Sciences Institute.
You'd think that would be the
Copyright 2008 Institute for Health Sci-
encourage others to participate as
case. Instead, the scientific com-
ences L.L.C., 702 Cathedral St., Baltimore,
equal partners in their cancer
munity decided it wasn't strong
MD 21201. Published monthly for $74 per
care. She worries that too many
year ($6.16 an issue). POSTMASTER: Send
enough. That they'd rather blow
people are frightened into follow-
address changes to Health Sciences Institute,
cancer away, killing it at any cost.
ing whatever conventional medi-
702 Cathedral St., Baltimore, MD 21201. All
You know where that went. Chemo-
rights reserved. No part of this report may be
cine prescribes, and that she is
therapy and radiation treatments
reproduced by any means or for any reason
watching friends die because they
that leave the body ravaged, killing
without the consent of the publisher.
don't know other viable options
This information is provided as informa-
cancer cells and healthy cells alike,
tion only and may not be construed as med-
And as far as those options go,
ical advice or instruction. No action should
Fortunately, in 1989, Dr.
be taken based solely on the contents of this
Avemar could be the most
Hidvégi picked up where Dr.
publication. Readers should consult appro-
promising tool available in the
Szent-Györgyi left off, eventually
priate health professionals on any matter
fight against cancer.
relating to their health and well-being. The
patenting a technique of ferment-
information and opinions provided in this
A cancer killer that actually
ing wheat germ with baker's yeast.
publication are believed to be accurate and
powers up your immune system
This marked the creation of
sound, based on the best judgment available
Avemar, which is produced by
It was the invention of a life-
to the authors, but readers who fail to con-
time. So miraculous that it could
sult appropriate health authorities assume
the risk of any injuries. The publisher is not
only be given one name: Avemar.
We first told you about this
responsible for errors or omissions.
This was in tribute to the Virgin
miraculous cancer fighter back in
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December 2005. Backed up by
Anastrozole (Arimidex) inhibited
best-selling cancer drug, but it is
100 reports and 20 peer-reviewed
cancer cell growth by only 25%,
used at great cost. Women who take
publications, Avemar has become a
and examestane (Aromasin) fared
it are two to three times more likely
standard therapy for cancer patients
only slightly better with a rate of
to develop endometrial cancer than
women who are not on the drug.2
Safe as a slice of whole wheat
Against a kind of breast cancer
Serious side effects listed by the
bread, Avemar cuts off cancer cells'
that is not estrogen-sensitive, Avemar
National Cancer Institute include
energy supply by interacting with
inhibited growth by 52%. The
blood clots, strokes, uterine can-
glucose, which normally fuels the
other drugs in the study don't even
cer, and cataracts.3
spread of tumors. By doing this,
against cancers that aren't
And how's this for a kicker?
Avemar allows healthy cells to
estrogen-sensitive. The authors of
Tamoxifen appears on California's
carry on as usual while targeting
the study emphasized that the
list of chemicals known to cause
cancer cells. It also keeps cancer
other treatments did not exceed
cancer or reproductive toxicity. That's
cells from repairing themselves by
the effect of Avemar on its own,
right—a drug meant to fight cancer
reducing the production of RNA
against all three kinds of breast
is actually a known carcinogen.4
and DNA associated with the
Though the combination of
rapid reproduction of those cells.
Though Avemar beat these
Aromasin and Avemar came out
Not only does Avemar kill
three popular cancer drugs, it
on top, taking Aromasin isn't a
cancer cells, but it also enhances
should be said that the best effects
walk in the park. Common side
the immune system by increasing
were achieved in combination.
effects include hair loss, pain (in
the number and activity of func-
The best combination was that of
the joints, muscles, and limbs),
tioning immune-system cells. This
Aromasin and Avemar, which
constipation, hot flashes, and
makes it particularly effective for
inhibited growth of the breast
vomiting. More serious side effects
fighting cancer in children, whose
cancer cells by 60.4%.1
include chest pain, confusion,
immune systems are ravaged by
About 75% of breast cancers
depression, vision or speech changes,
conventional cancer therapies.
are estrogen receptor-positive. This
and a host of other frightening
Back in 2005, we knew the
means there are a significant num-
effects. Some side effects, such as
news about Avemar was good.
ber of receptors for the hormone
nervous system disorders, occur
Recently, however, the news got
estrogen on the surface of the
with more frequency than similar
even better. New research was pre-
breast cancer cells. When estrogen
ones associated with tamoxifen.5
sented at the 2007 annual meet-
in the bloodstream attaches to
In seeking out side effects, I
ing of the American Society of
these receptors, signals are sent to
visited a message board for cancer
Clinical Oncology. And the results
the cell nucleus, telling the cancer
patients. Several people wrote about
are, in a word, stunning.
cell to grow and divide. When it
hand and foot pain so severe that
comes to fighting estrogen-sensi-
they need strong prescription pain
More power than tamoxifen,
tive breast cancer, conventionally
medication to control it. Others
without any of the dangerous
trained doctors use tamoxifen or
wrote about developing carpal tunnel
other anti-hormone drugs.
syndrome since starting treatment
In a study on mice injected
Unfortunately, those drugs
with Aromasin, and one woman
with breast cancer tissue, Avemar
only work for about 30% of
commented that she now feels
inhibited the growth of one kind
women whose tumors have estro-
"like a 100 year old." Comments
of estrogen-sensitive breast cancer
gen receptors. (They work for
like this make me think of Nancy
by 50%, as compared with tamox-
about 70% of women whose
Henry's decision to turn her back
ifen's 34%. For another kind of
tumors have receptors for both
on conventional cancer treatment
estrogen-sensitive breast cancer,
estrogen and progesterone.) On
and focus on living a good life.
Avemar had an inhibition rate of
top of that, they chemically cause
49%. Tamoxifen had a rate of 42%.
Not just a breast cancer fighter,
menopause unless it has already
Avemar works better than two
occurred. And that's not even the
Avemar beats all kinds of cancer
other commonly used anti-hor-
worst of the side effects.
Nancy is living life to the
fullest thanks to a regimen that
mone breast cancer drugs as well.
Tamoxifen may be the world's
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leukemia. (A count of 450,000 is
About a year later, Robert was
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normal.) Two months after he
considering having a stent put in
started using Avemar, his count
to make swallowing possible. It was
includes Avemar. But she's not the
had risen to 150,000. And Patty
then that he discovered Avemar.
only one who has gained a new
P. wrote to American BioSciences
Within six weeks, his ability to
lease on life thanks to this incredi-
to report that her most recent CT
swallow had improved noticeably,
scans showed that the cancer that
and he can now eat the foods he was
Many people have been so
was ravaging her lymph nodes is
missing most. His energy returned to
impressed with the effects of Avemar
completely gone. Not only that,
normal and he gained 15 pounds.
on their cancer that they've written
but it's been wiped out of her bones
At 71, a much healthier Robert had
to American BioSciences to sing
and is nearly gone from her liver.
his hope restored, and he is now
its praises. Vincent C. was handed
Finally, there's the story of
convinced that Avemar is shrinking
a colon cancer diagnosis in 1997.
Robert C., who at the age of 69
By 2000 the cancer had moved to
was diagnosed with advanced can-
American BioSciences does offer
his liver, and he started chemothera-
cer of the esophagus. He declined
one caution. Because Avemar is a
py in 2003. In 2005, his CEA
conventional medical treatment,
wheat product, there is a possibility
blood test (which acts as a marker
as he was given only a 20%
of an allergic reaction. People who
for tumor activity) came in at
chance of living 30 months after
are sensitive to gluten or wheat germ
140. The "normal" level is under
chemotherapy, radiation, and
should not use Avemar. If you want
2.5 for nonsmokers and under 5
surgery. Not great chances for
to read more about Avemar, the
for smokers. Clearly, Vincent had
going through all the dangerous,
December 2005 article in which it
a very long way to go. So imagine
painful treatments modern medi-
first appeared is available in the
his surprise when after he took
cine has to offer. Robert's oncolo-
archive at www.hsibaltimore.com.
Avemar for about four months his
gist said he had about 18 months
Ordering information for Avemar
CEA level was down to 8.1.
if he did nothing. He turned to
is in the Member Source
Another Avemar user, David
alternative medicine, using elec-
Directory on page 8. HSI
S., had a platelet count of 22,000
trodermal treatments and supple-
due to his 2½-year battle with
Citations available upon request and on HSI website
ments to battle the cancer.
At last! A life-changing solution for an "incurable" disease
that attacks your entire body
by Melissa Hickle
When Maryland resident Marie
When he revealed that he often
ing sure the bills were paid and
C. started having eye problems,
would take his hands off the wheel,
the freezer was full.
she chalked them up to irritation
hoping the truck would roll over
That's when two years of
from a new soap. Then her prob-
into a bank, Marie knew something
research started shedding some light
lems got worse, exploding into
had to be done.
on the trials she and her husband
extreme light-sensitivity and
Frederick was put on five dif-
were going through. She made a few
headaches. An MRI showed brain
ferent medications. Like his wife,
calls, and was put on a two-month
lesions. Fourteen different special-
Frederick received no answers as
waiting list for an appointment with
ists and other doctors couldn't tell
to the cause of his mysterious illness.
a specialist for some very expensive
her why. Nobody could tell her
He became reclusive, sleeping over
testing for both of them.
what was wrong with her.
22 hours a day, and was nearly
The verdict in both cases?
Meanwhile, her husband,
Frederick, came to her and con-
Two years later, stricken with
The scary thing? Marie firmly
fessed that he'd been feeling
meningitis and encephalitis, Marie
believes she caught Lyme disease
depressed. This was out of charac-
had all but given up. She started
from her husband, just as one might
ter for the energetic truckdriver.
preparing for her own death, mak-
catch a cold or the flu. Frederick,
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ever the outdoorsy type, had found
America. In exploring the jungles
into remission, and rear their heads
a tick on his calf right before Marie
and interviewing natives, Leslie
again when the body is under stress.
started having her eye problems.
has documented countless antimi-
This brings the symptoms of Lyme
He'd pulled it off and gone back
crobial plants. But in lab testing,
disease back in full force.
nothing worked on the insidious
Baseline symptoms (100 of
The memory of the incident
spiral-shaped bacterium that causes
them—Lyme attacks nearly every
had faded as quickly as the red
system of the body) were rated on
bite mark. Marie, who works as a
This got Leslie thinking. B.
a scale of 1-5. This rating was repeat-
secretary and only spends a small
is different from most
ed every month for three months,
amount of time on her porch out-
bacteria. It's not like Salmonella
during which time participants took
side, thinks it's highly unlikely that
With its long, heavily coiled
Spiro two times a day.
she was bitten by a tick herself.
cells, it is in fact part of the same
As testing went on, more and
She knows mainstream doctors family of bacteria as Treponema
more people saw their symptoms
would call her crazy, but in the years
, which causes syphilis.
improve. Many patients called
since her ordeal with the disease
Natives of South America have
Leslie, urging her to launch the
she's spoken to scores of families
been treating and curing syphilis
product. "It's changed my life,"
in which the mother, the father,
with plants for generations. Syphilis
more than one exclaimed. Though
and all the kids have Lyme disease.
becomes extremely difficult to stamp
retesting was not required at the
It's enough to make her think the
out as the infection progresses, but
end of the trial period (Lyme dis-
Lyme disease epidemic is far more
these plants do the job. Perhaps
ease testing can be very expensive),
serious than conventional medi-
syphilis could provide a model for
10 of the participants chose to be
cine would have us believe.
her research on Lyme disease,
tested. All 10 tested negative.
Leslie has not finished compil-
The rainforest formula that
Sure enough, when she turned
ing all of the data from the study,
finally eradicates Lyme disease
her attention to those plants that
so we don't have any concrete
HSI panelist Dr. Leslie Taylor
had been used to kill syphilis, she
numbers yet. But the preliminary
shares Marie's sense of urgency
hit the jackpot. In vitro testing
response was so strong that she
when it comes to Lyme disease.
revealed that the components of
felt she had to get Spiro into peo-
Concerned that the disease has
Spiro attacked B. burgdorferi
ple's hands as soon as possible.
mutated to spread via casual contact,
directly. Lyme disease could finally
her search for a cure had become
Eliminate bacteria with
be addressed head-on, and with-
desperate. And her work paid off.
out the side effects or contraindi-
six previously unknown
This month, she's unveiling Spiro,
cations that are risked with con-
a formula of six rainforest botani-
The six plants that make up
cals that targets Lyme disease at
Leslie knew it was time to put
Spiro have been used to combat a
the source, the Borrelia burgdorferi
the formula to the test. A hundred
variety of illnesses through the
bacterium that causes it.
people, including quite a few HSI
ages, and are particularly known
This modern-day medicine
members, enrolled in a three-month
for their antibacterial properties.
woman, who spends her days
study of Spiro. Participants had
Before starting her research on
trekking through the Amazon rain-
been diagnosed with Lyme disease
Lyme disease, Leslie Taylor had
forest researching and document-
never heard of these plants. Now
within the five years leading up to
ing medicinal plants, had been
the study, with the diagnosis con-
she has them grown and harvested
searching for a cure for Lyme dis-
firmed in each case by one of four
especially for her.
ease for five years. In her private
Matico (Piper aduncum, angus-
practice in Austin, Texas, she'd
Most of the people in the
), an evergreen shrubby
seen "tons of patients" with Lyme
study were suffering from chronic
tree, is used by many Indian tribes
disease and was desperate to find
Lyme disease—despite treatment,
of the Amazon as an antiseptic
something that worked.
their disease had not gone away.
wound healer. Known as a "cure
She thought she'd get lucky
Leslie believes this is because the
all" in Peru, it speeds healing and
when she started her work in South
bacteria become dormant, going
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uses as foundation house poles,
antibacterial chemicals, and
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this is one of the most durable,
researchers in Brazil determined
heaviest, and hardest tropical woods.
that the latex showed pain relieving
prevents infections. According to
In a 1996 study, an extract of the
ability in laboratory animals.
various laboratory studies, chemi-
bark demonstrated antibacterial
Rounding out the formula is
cals found in the leaves are toxic
activity against two antibiotic-
chanca piedra (Phyllanthus niruri
to bacteria, including the one that
resistant strains of Staphylococcus
a small herb called "stone breaker"
causes Lyme disease. Matico is
Called "false garlic" for the flavor
for its ability to eliminate kidney
also used for digestive problems
of its crushed leaves, ajos sacha
stones. Leslie included this com-
and venereal diseases.
) is a shrubby vine
ponent because of its clinically
The tamamuri (Brosimum acu-
native to the Amazon rainforest.
proven liver protective properties.
) is a large canopy tree of
The plant is considered spiritual
In chronic Lyme disease, B. burgdor-
the Amazon rainforest. The Wayãpi
and is used for good luck. The
can collect in the liver, lying
Indians of Guyana attribute magi-
leaves and flowers contain the
dormant until the body is under
cal properties to the tree, believing
known antibacterial plant steroids
enough stress to ensure a success-
that the latex it produces will help
beta sitosterol, stigmasterol, dau-
ful attack. Chanca piedra helps to
protect them from witchcraft. Both
costerol, and fucosterol.
detoxify and strengthen the liver
the bark and the latex are very
The bark and latex of bellaco-
as the rest of the formula goes to
common remedies for syphilis,
caspi (Himatanthus succuba
war against the infection.
and the balm from this tree is also
a long history of use among
On their own and in combina-
well-respected as a treatment for
Amazonian Indians. The bark is
tion as Spiro, these plants are free
arthritis. In laboratory studies, it
powdered and sprinkled onto
of side-effects. Spiro should be
has shown antibacterial action.
wounds and sores. The latex is
taken twice a day on an empty
A second canopy tree shows
rubbed on bot-fly bites to kill the
stomach. Ordering information is
up in the blend—the huacapu
larvae under the skin. Studies have
in the Member Source Directory
shown that the plant contains two
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Fight off "senior moments" and even Alzheimer's with the help
of Jenny Thompson's personal physician
by Melissa Hickle
It's a feeling that's all too com-
as you used to. Your mood drops,
approach to his profession was
mon nowadays. A certain haziness
and you feel like your head is sur-
driven by his commitment to do
settles into your brain and the next
rounded by fog.
whatever was in the best interest
thing you know, you forget why
And that's exactly what it is.
of his patients. As such, he often
you had walked into the room.
used complementary and alterna-
You were looking for…some-
Conventional medicine doesn't
tive medicine in his practice.
thing. But you can't, for the life of
recognize brain fog as a diagnosed
And as we see so very often
you, remember what it was. So you
illness. Of course—if it can't be
here at HSI––the establishment's
shrug and chalk it up to another
quantified by conventional medi-
blind refusal to accept anything
one of those "senior moments."
cine, it must not exist, right? But
other than mainstream medicine
These moments come in waves.
the last thing you want to hear when
cost us another great doctor. In
Some days you feel as sharp as you
you're suffering from reduced mental
2005, the Maryland Board of
did in your younger years. Other
function is that your illness doesn't
Physicians revoked his license,
times, you feel as if you'd forget
despite the fact that it found no evi-
your head if it weren't attached.
That's where Dr. Ben Rothstein
dence of wrongdoing or harm in any
Sometimes you feel scattered,
of the 1,700 charts it examined.
unfocused, and confused. Maybe
Formerly Jenny Thompson's
In spite of being unfairly stripped
you're not getting as much done
own physician, Dr. Rothstein's
of his license, Dr. Rothstein refused
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to give up on his passion for
result of the sleep irregularities
healing. This year, he started a
many menopausal women experi-
And another thing.
new website aimed at helping
people like you combat brain fog.
Researchers are looking into
To test or not to test––
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the estrogen-brain link, but if
that is the controversy. The
articles, videos, and products to
you're experiencing menopause-
"superbug" bacterium known as
help combat your brain fog. His
related brain fog, all you need know
MRSA is resistant to most
goal is to teach you how to
is that you're suffering. And you
antibiotics, easily transmitted
maximize your brain's potential
need help dealing with your day
by casual contact, and responsi-
through the use of supplements
to day struggle.
ble for as many as 20 percent of
and mental exercise.
all infections picked up in hos-
A potential Alzheimer's
I'll tell you more about the
pitals and other health care
website in a moment. But first,
breakthrough that's just
facilities. So why not test all
let me explain more about brain
a mouseclick away
patients for MRSA before being
fog and its causes.
Dr. Rothstein addresses students
admitted to a hospital? One
who use drugs to keep focused as
study has found that the costs of
For a ‘non-disease' it sure has
well as older people who are fear-
implementing such a plan out-
very real symptoms
ful of Alzheimer's. Though there
weigh the benefits, while another
You might feel forgetful, with
is no cure for the disease, Dr.
study reports that MRSA infec-
decreased short-term memory.
Rothstein firmly believes that it
tions can be effectively contained
Sometimes there will be a feeling
can be prevented by dealing with
with rigorous testing. Medicare
of "spaciness." Your attention
its many causes. A video recently
and Medicaid health insurance
span might be shorter, and you
added to the site addresses the
programs aren't making things
could even feel anxiety or mild
issue of Alzheimer's prevention.
easier for hospitals. In October,
depression. A general lack of focus
Overall, the website is easy to
those programs will end coverage
is also very common to brain fog.
use. There is a navigation bar at
for treatments that address hos-
There are several things that
the top directing you to articles,
can cause brain fog, including
products, and a quiz to help you
nutritional deficiencies, neuro-
Some reports are praising
determine how foggy your brain is.
toxicity, chronic infections, and
the new FDA plan to use data
When I took the quiz, I discovered
chronic disease. Something as
collected from Medicare claims
that my brain is in pretty good
simple as sleep deprivation (and
to track and evaluate the dan-
shape, and that I shouldn't worry
who really gets enough sleep these
gerous side effects of drugs. On
but should concentrate on the
days?) can cause it. You probably
one hand, safety oversight of
basics of brain fog prevention.
won't be surprised to learn that
these drugs is much needed.
For those of you who aren't
both prescription and over-the-
But what's really going on here?
on the Internet, ask a child or
counter medications (such as
Instead of raising the bar and
grandchild to help you. The articles
anxiety medications and antihist-
requiring that pre-approval
on the website are free and easy to
amines) can cause brain fog, as
drug trials demonstrate rigorous
can overuse of artificial sweeten-
new standards to reveal potential
If you register for an account
ers. Nutritional deficiencies that
dangers, the FDA is effectively
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, extra con-
can cause brain fog include defi-
making guinea pigs of America's
tent is unlocked. This includes a
ciencies of magnesium, vitamin
elderly by putting greater empha-
quiz on your body's toxicity and
sis on drug monitoring after
a special report from Dr.
12, and amino acids.
Women who have reached
drugs have been approved. So if
Rothstein. This report helps to
menopause can also experience
you take prescription drugs that
distinguish between Alzheimer's
brain fog. Some doctors believe
are paid for in part by Medicare
and brain fog, alleviating the
estrogen loss can lead to some
––congratulations! You've just
worry that all those "senior
memory loss and feelings of con-
been enrolled in a drug safety trial!
moments" are an indication of
fusion. Others think it could be a
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to beating Alzheimer's is preven-
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tion. Dr. Rothstein's program foroptimum brain function is easy
And, in case you didn't see
to follow. By taking control of
it in the e-Alert
As Dr. Rothstein says in his
report, not everyone who has brain
your brain power, you can keep
fog will progress to Alzheimer's,
your mind sharp and clear for
gy has entered the digital age.
but everyone with Alzheimer's at
years to come. You can start
Unfortunately, this new technolo-
one point had brain fog.
exploring Brain Fog No More
gy improves the images produced,
That is the heart of it. The key
but not the testing technique.
Women are still exposed to highlevels of radiation (although
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