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In my practice I see all kinds of acute problems like colds, flu, coughs etc and treat them naturally. This often helps people to avoid using antibiotics. An interesting article highlights how we can help prevent antibiotic resistance with the use of homeopathic medicine. http://www.ijrh.org/temp/IndianJResHomoeopathy94219-6039392_164633.pdf

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Medical Study Finds This Healthy Fat Dramatically Reduces Cancer Growth

Ronald Grisanti D.C., D.A.B.C.O.,D.A.C.B.N., M.S

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A new study has found that the essential fatty acid gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) has an anti-tumor function and has proven to dramatically reduce the expression of various types of cancers.

GLA is found in grapeseed oil, pumpkin seeds, pine nuts, pistachio nuts, sunflower seeds (raw), olive oil, olives, borage oil, evening primrose oil, black currant seed oil and chestnut oil.

Javier A. Menendez, Ph.D., of Evanston Northwestern Healthcare Research Institute in Illinois, has found that GLA substantially reduced Her-2/neu protein levels on the expression of the Her-2/neu (erbB-2) oncogene.

Her-2/neu (erbB-2) oncogene is involved in development of numerous types of human cancer. 

What is HER-2/neu?
HER-2/neu (also known as HER-2) is a protein that is found on the surface of breast cells. It sends messages to the cell from 'growth factors' outside the cell. Growth factors tell cells to grow and divide.

What does it mean to be HER-2/neu positive?

Everyone has the HER-2/neu protein. 

But in some breast cancers, the cells produce many more HER-2/neu proteins than normal. 
These breast cancers are called 'HER-2/neu positive cancers.' 

Breast cancers that have very few HER-2/neu proteins, or none at all, are called 'HER-2/neu negative cancers.' 
HER-2/neu positive breast cancers grow faster than HER-2/neu negative breast cancers.

Oncogene is a gene that causes the transformation of normal cells into cancerous tumor.
Her-2/neu is an oncogene. 

Normal cells contain two copies of the Her-2/neu gene and produce low levels of the Her-2 protein. 
In about 20-30% of invasive breast cancers (and some other cancers, such as ovarian and bladder cancer), many more copies of the Her-2/neu gene are produced and its protein is over-expressed (an abnormally large amount of the protein is produced). 

Tumors that have this over-expression tend to grow more aggressively and resist hormonal therapy and some chemotherapies, and patients generally have a poorer prognosis.

GLA treatment substantially reduced Her-2/neu protein levels in the Her-2/neu-overexpressing cell lines of breast cancer, ovarian cancer, and gastrointestinal tumors. 

The lab test to determine if you have a positive or negative HER-2/neu is called Human epidermal growth factor receptor.


References

Menendez JA, Vellon L, Colomer R, Lupu R. Effect of gamma-linolenic acid on the transcriptional activity of the Her-2/neu (erbB-2) oncogene. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2005 Nov 2;97(21):1611-5. 
Menendez JA, Ropero S, Lupu R, Colomer R. Omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acid gamma-linolenic acid (18:3n-6) enhances docetaxel (Taxotere) cytotoxicity in human breast carcinoma cells: Relationship to lipid peroxidation and HER-2/neu expression. Oncol Rep. 2004 Jun;11(6):1241-52. 
Menendez JA, del Mar Barbacid M, Montero S, Sevilla E, Escrich E, Solanas M, Cortes-Funes H, Colomer R. Effects of gamma-linolenic acid and oleic acid on paclitaxel cytotoxicity in human breast cancer cells. Eur J Cancer. 2001 Feb;37(3):402-13. 

The information on this website is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional and is not intended as medical advice. It is intended as a sharing of knowledge and information from the research and experience of Dr. Grisanti and his functional medicine community. Dr. Grisanti encourages you to make your own health care decisions based upon your research and in partnership with a qualified health care professional. Visit www.FunctionalMedicineUniversity.com for more information on our training in functional medicine. Look for practitioners who have successfully completed the Functional Medicine University's Certification Program (CFMP) www.functionalmedicinedoctors.com. This content may be copied in full, with copyright, contact, creation and information intact, without specific permission, when used only in a not-for-profit format. If any other use is desired, permission in writing from Dr. Grisanti is required.

 

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Sudden Arrhythmia from an Underappreciated Danger

Ronald Grisanti D.C., D.A.B.C.O., D.A.C.B.N., M.S., CFMP

An underappreciated highway danger has been shown to cause sudden cardiac arrest or clotting off of a coronary artery

In addition, this highway danger has been found to cause sudden arrhythmia that makes a person pass out or have a heart attack.

The highway danger I am referring to is diesel and other traffic exhausts.

Diesel exhausts have been known for decades to create clots, arrhythmias and heart attacks.

What baffles me is that this has been known for over ten years and has even been published in cardiologists' leading journal, Circulation (published by the American Heart Association)!

We now know the mechanisms by how this happens.

Research has shown that diesel and traffic exhaust fumes (unavoidable chemicals) poison the ability of the body to make nitric oxide (it poisons the endothelial nitric oxide synthase enzyme).

The endothelial cells of our vasculature protect us against atherosclerosis and thrombosis. A major weapon of endothelial cells to fight vascular disease is endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS), an enzyme that generates the vasoprotective molecule nitric oxide (NO·). However, many of us unintentionally mistreat our endothelial cells.

From diabetes to hypertension, cancer to strokes, memory and learning disorders to septic shock, male impotence to tuberculosis, there is probably no pathological condition where nitric oxide does not play an important role.

But there is a way to fix it.

As a brief review, our body's make our own nitroglycerine (nitric oxide, actually) to dilate our blood vessels out of the amino acid arginine. So for any long drives especially, whether it's business or pleasure, it is a good idea to take 1000 mg of Arginine Powder.

But remember this heart triggering can happen with very short auto exhaust exposures as well. At least you now know how to protect yourself and your loved ones from diesel induced arrhythmias and heart attacks.

Good solution

A car air purifier would be a great addition to the interior of your car or truck, and to put the air on recycle rather than sucking in highway fumes.

So where are the cardiologists who should be telling folks these simple things to do to protect themselves?

 

References:

Peretz A, et al, Diesel exhaust inhalation causes acute vasoconstriction in vivo, Environ Health Persp 116:937-42, 2008

Peters A, et al, Exposure to traffic and the onset of myocardial infarction, New Engl J Med 351:1721-30, 2004

Rich DQ, et al, Association of short-term ambient air pollution concentrations and ventricular arrhythmias, Am J Epidemiol 161:1123-32, 2005

Dockery DW, et al, Association of air pollution with increased incidence of ventricular tachyarrhythmias recorded by implanted cardioverter defibrillators, Environ Health Persp, 113:670-74, 2005

Mills AL, et al, Diesel exhaust pollution causes vascular dysfunction and impaired endogenous fibrinolysis, Circulation 112:393036, 2005

Cherng T-W, Mechanisms of Diesel-Induced Endothelial Nitric Oxide Synthase Dysfunction in Coronary Arterioles, Environ Health Perspect. 2011 January; 119(1): 98–103.

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The information on this website is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional and is not intended as medical advice. It is intended as a sharing of knowledge and information from the research and experience of Dr. Grisanti and his functional medicine community. Dr. Grisanti encourages you to make your own health care decisions based upon your research and in partnership with a qualified health care professional. Visit www.FunctionalMedicineUniversity.com for more information on our training in functional medicine. Look for practitioners who have successfully completed the Functional Medicine University's Certification Program (CFMP) www.functionalmedicinedoctors.com. This content may be copied in full, with copyright, contact, creation and information intact, without specific permission, when used only in a not-for-profit format. If any other use is desired, permission in writing from Dr. Grisanti is required.

 

 

The name of this herbal remedy intrigued me, "Happiness Bark" aka Albizia julibrissin. This herb, toted as happiness bark has a number of excellent properties. Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners say that it

  • Helps to calm the mind
  • It helps with suppressed emotions
  • Improves heart issues due to emotional stress

     According to Natural News, "Michael Tierra, L.Ac., offers further insight into the benefits of Albizia: "Both the bark and the flowers of Albizia are used as a calming sedative in Oriental traditional medicine. Categorized in the Chinese Materia Medica as a calming spirit herb, the bark is thought to 'anchor' the spirit, while the flowers lighten it. The flowers have also been used for the treatment of insomnia, amnesia, sore throat, and confusion in Oriental traditional medicine as well as depression, melancholy, and anxiety." As a trusted Chinese herb for centuries, Albizia julibrissin brightens your day gently and safely. Peace and mental well-being are within reach with this versatile tree.http://www.naturalnews.com/034793_depression_tree_happiness.html

A recent study published in the American Journal of Nutrition, found that a low carb, and higher fat diet, is linked to a reduction in belly fat. Thus many nutritionists recommend patients with type two diabetes and morbid obesity, follow a more low carb, high fat diet, similar to the ketogenic diet. Read more

A recent study published in The American Journal of Nutrition, found that consuming 10 grams of almonds before breakfast, increases HDL, the good cholesterol that protects your heart, by drawing cholesterol out of the body through the liver. Read more

J Nutr. 2015 Oct;145(10):2287-92. doi: 10.3945/jn.114.207944. Epub 2015 Aug 12.

Homeopathic medicines are always suited to the individual's unique set of symptoms, not a disease name. Homeopathy has been shown effective in autism in a recent study, read on

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