A Real Cure For Cancer – How To Murder Malignant Tumors

Cancer is a curable disease

As all other cold and hard truths, this statement is just that ??truth. Cancer is a curable disease. There is no magic “take two of these and call me in the morning” kind of cure for cancer, but there are effective treatments that people just don’t try on account of being labeled “alternative”. Humanity has struggled with cancer for decades, it’s been around for so long and taken so many lives that some people refrain from mentioning its name.
But Cancer isn’t the Black Death plague, and it sure as sh*t isn’t Voldemort.

On one hand, cancer does claim millions of lives every year, breaking families and hearts everywhere in the world and nothing can seem to stop it. In fact, according to the American cancer society, on 2013 alone and only inside the US, approximately 580,350 people died of cancer. On the other hand, stories of people who cured their own cancer naturally keep emerging everywhere. We hear about people who treated themselves using Baking Soda, Diets and Cannabis. There’s even a story of a young girl who was treated using a virus similar to HIV.

Conventional medicine

Conventional medicine has no cure for cancer. Cancer is tricky because basically it means that one of your own cells is going bonkers inside your body. It’s not an external germ or virus, it’s you. Your immune system can’t really attack it unless you have an autoimmune disease. So how conventional medicine fixes cancer? By poisoning it; Radiation poisoning and chemical poisoning are the two main ways to treat cancer in hospitals today. But there are other ways to send a cell to sleep with the fishes. You can make it perform apoptosis (cell suicide) by starving it, choking it, sending thugs or giving it allergies. Here’s how you can murder a tumor:

Lock It Up And Don’t Feed It Until It Stops Scratching The Walls

Ketogenic diets are diets that make your body go into a stage of Ketosis. Our bodies run on carbohydrates. When you eat carbs, you’re basically fueling your cells with glucose. The problem with this is that our bodies need to take more than just energy from food. Besides, and this shocks most people, consuming fat doesn’t make you fat, consuming too much carbs make you fat. When you eat fat, your body takes what it can from it (which isn’t much if you’re on a carb based diet) and most of it comes out the other end of your digestive tract. When you eat too much carbs, your body takes the energy it needs, and if there’s too much, it gets stored. How does the body store energy? That’s right, love handles – but that’s a story for another article. Basically, cancer cells eat glucose and in some cases glutamine. Some think that the main cause of cancer is the replacement of cellular respiration with the fermentation of sugars (glucose). When you don’t eat carbs, your body enters a state of ketosis, in which it breaks proteins into ketones which contain carbs, but not based on glucose. Ketones fuel your cells as well as (if not better than) glucose-based carbs. It induces faster metabolism and better cellular respiration due to less fermentation of glucose. The only cells in your body that can’t eat ketones are: you guessed it, cancer cells. Ketogenic diets will simply make your tumor starve to death. There are other (vegan, raw-foods) diets which some believe cure cancer, but the scientific evidence are scarce. Besides, I wouldn’t recommend anyone to go vegan or eat all their food raw. Unlike what many hipsters think, it’s VERY BAD for you.

Put Your Hands Around Its Neck And Squeeze Until The Legs Don’t Flail

In contrast to myth (and popular belief), is this COLD HARD FACT: Low-acidity diets do NOT prevent cancer. The average ph. of body tissues is 7.4, that’s slightly alkaline. Most cancer experiments are performed in an 11ph (very alkaline) environment. Cancer does thrive in acidic environments, but after it’s formed it creates an acidic environment for itself. It does that by reducing circulation and increasing glycolysis. Be that as it may, there is still plenty of evidence from people who cured their own cancer by reducing blood acidity. First off, cancer cells reduce circulation but don’t stop it completely. They still need some blood to survive, might as well be alkaline blood that disrupt their evolvement. The most famous treatment is using baking soda. A lot of people take baking soda to reduce their body acidity and kill cancer. The most famous research in this aspect is probably Dr. Simonchini. He gives baking soda to his patients, orally and by injection, most of his research was performed on breast cancer patients, and it showed very promising results. You can easily find Dr. Simonchini’s baking soda treatment instructions online. Dr. Simonchini perceives cancer as a fungal infection and not intercellular phenomenon. Most experts disagree with his approach, but that doesn’t change the results it has brought. It saved at least a few lives. Even if you believe cancer happens inside the cells, reducing blood acidity can’t hurt, and might probably help at least a little bit.

Give It Allergens And Laugh While Its Throat Closes Down

Cancer is allergic to cannabis. Here are two compounds that are found in Cannabis which even the average stoner knows:

1. CBD (cannabidiol) – a potent analgesic and anti-inflammatory compound. As such, if you take CBD it will ALWAYS have some positive effect on your body. Whether it’s your bad knee or some inflammation in the bud, CBD helps.

2. THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol) – This is also a potent analgesic and anti-inflammatory compound, but it has a twist. This ingredient is exclusively responsible for the high. All other compounds found in Cannabis are NOT psychoactive.

Tests have shown that THC significantly reduces the occurrence of benign and malignant tumors in mice. Also, a combination of THC and CBN were found to inhibit the growth of certain lung cancers. Cannabinoids have been found to destroy tumor cells by various mechanisms. More than not attacking the unchanged, healthy cells the cannabinoids actually helped preserving them. There are hundreds, if not thousands researches asserting this claim.?Here are 20 medical researches that found cannabis kills cancer.

Send Your Boys To Make It “Disappear”

You might have heard a story about doctors in the US who cured a child’s cancer by injecting her with HIV. The source of this urban myth came from an?inspiring short video?that’s been circling around the web. Doctors are people who are sworn to do no harm; they wouldn’t inject HIV or any other morbid disease into a child. What they DID do was injecting the child with a virus called “Lentivirus”, which is related with HIV. This curing technique was developed by Professor Carl H. June; A well-published, well-respected scientist from Philadelphia. This virus cures cancer by turning the body’s immune system against it. The immune system is great at attacking foreign objects, but since cancer is one of the body’s own cells who went haywire, the immune system doesn’t attack it. The truth is the doctors did not inject any virus, not even the Lentivirus, into the child’s blood. Lentivirus and HIV are part of a family of viruses that are very good at reprogramming DNA.?You can read my article about the way HIV can?reprogram DNA, right here.?The researches took some T-cells out of the patient’s body, and infected them with the Lentivirus. The Lentivirus reprogrammed the T-cells’ DNA to make them grow a new kind of receptor – CAR (Chimeric antigen receptor).

CARs lock on to molecules that are found on the surface of cancer cells. The modified T-cells are then injected back into the patient’s body, where they kill cancer cells and multiply alongside the other T-cells. This is not the first time that this technique had shown great results. Back in August 2011, a small clinical trial was held and was a little bit excessively covered in the press.
This way of turning the immune system against cancer cells is showing great promise in leukemia patients, but is still very experimental, and it will probably be years until it will be generally available.

From XKCD.com

It All Comes Down To This

In my personal opinion, it’s ridiculous to forsake conventional treatment altogether. If it’s the best science allegedly had to offer, you’d be foolish to just skip it. The ketogenic diet seems to make a lot of sense and so does Cannabis. The Lentivirus treatment sounds great for leukemia, but it’s not yet available, and Dr. Simonchini’s treatment might sound a bit “out there” but it has shown great results with breast cancer patients, and it’s hardly any effort to eat a few spoons of baking soda every night. Cancer is curable, hard but curable. If oncologists would prescribe their patients with some cannabis, spoons of baking soda and a ketogenic diet on top of chemo and radiation, I believe we would see a lot more people beating cancer. I’m not blaming oncologists, of course. This is going to sound a bit conspiracy-theory-ish to you, but doctors know what they are taught at med-school. Med-schools teach what the government requires them to teach, and the government does what its members are best paid to do. That’s why cannabis was delegalized to begin with. You are responsible for your own health. If you want to substantially upgrade your odds against cancer, add these treatments to your treatment plan. Remember to care for your body’s internal hygiene and do what is best for YOU.

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Cancer – The Fake Plague of Our Time

Cancer (Malignant Neoplasm) is a group of over two hundred different diseases that are arguably the worst of our time, a modern black plague. There are some treatments for it, but no cure. However, we still hear of people who defeated cancer through diets and other simple natural solutions. Almost anyone who reads this is or knows someone who was affected by cancer. To better understand why so much research brought no cure and why cancer is such an epidemic, we’ll later look back at human history. First, let’s understand what cancer is and how it works.

Carcinogenesis – Where Baby Tumors Come From

Cancer Process

How Cancer Starts – Photo from the National Cancer Institute

The human body is made of organs that are made of tissues that are made of cells. Those cells are constantly multiplying, dying and getting replaced. Except for the cells in the cerebral cortex which are never replaced from birth to death, all the cells in the human body have a finite life cycle. They clone themselves (mitosis) at a controlled rate. If a cloned cell is damaged it triggers its own?self-destruction. This phenomenon of “cell suicide” is called Apoptosis and it’s very common in our body. Sometimes, due to certain cell mutations, the process goes wrong and a mutated clone manages to clone itself. The body doesn’t need this defective cell or its clones and doesn’t know what to do with them. They form a mass, which you probably know as a tumor. Tumors can be either malignant or benign.


Benign Vs. Malignant

Benign tumors are likely to do no significant damage. Benign tumor cells don’t invade nearby tissues or spread to other parts of the body and can usually be surgically removed. Once a benign tumor is removed, it usually doesn’t come back. Malignant tumors are cancerous, which means they do all the things we just learned benign tumors don’t do. Malignant tumor cells can invade other tissues, destroying them in the process. If a malignant tumor is surgically removed, it can and many times does come back, but the worst part is that it can metastasize.


Metastasis – How Cancer Spreads

Cancer MetastasisMetastasis is the process in which a small mass of cells detaches from the original tumor and enters the blood or lymphatic system. It’s the most dangerous way in which cancer spreads. This is why early detection is currently considered one of the main factors in curing cancer – It’s best to remove the tumor before metastasis, because once it had?metastasized, it’s impossible to find these smaller tumors, called metastases, and they can invade tissues in different parts of the body at any time. This is called “Metastatic cancer”. Just for clarification, if someone has ?lung cancer, which metastasized and spread to the liver – that person has metastatic lung cancer, not liver cancer.

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Cancer treatment today

“Cancer is a costly illness. It can take a toll on your health, your emotions, your time, your relationships ??and your wallet. There will be unforeseen and unexpected charges and even the best health insurance won?? cover all your costs.” – Cancer.Org

PoisonChemotherapy – a hellish cocktail of poisons. It paints your veins black, it makes you vomit, it makes your urine come out in funny colors, usually orange, and it makes you feel generally terrible. This is napalm. It gets the enemy, but it also takes down the forest in which they’re hiding. It usually doesn’t, but it can have long-term and even life-long side-effects. Here’s a list of common chemotherapy side-effects from Cancer.gov


RadioactiveRadiaton therapy A method of killing cells by destroying them from the inside out. The radiation damages the very DNA of the cell, thereby causing it to die. A person can receive radiation treatment at any point of their treatment, even during surgery, depending on the type of cancer. The radiation can be generated by radioactive grains inserted into the blood stream or placed near the tumor, or by an external machine. The radiation is x-rays and gamma rays, the very same types of radiation we try to avoid in everyday life. Radiation therapy can and does hurt other cells in the body, not just cancer cells, and is a relatively unsafe practice. If done improperly, radiation therapy can even lead to death by radiation poisoning. Here are two examples I found on a five second google search: Mo Mowlam?died of radiation therapy side-effects – not from the cancer he was trying to fight.?Dr. Alem Kahsay?drastically reduced the chances of survival of two patients, one of whom had already died. He fled the country before his hearing.?[source]

Bloody ScalpelSurgery – Do I really need to elaborate? Surgery is when a doctor takes a knife, cuts you open, cuts the malignant tumor out of your body and stitches you back shut. Now that you understand how tumors appear, you can also understand that a tumor is not always on the surface of the organ, it can be deep. Therefore, surgery can severely damage the affected organ, killing the patient in the process. If that’s not enough – more than half of the fatal cases which occur in hospitals are caused by infection – not by the original diseases. This means that even if the operation was successful, there’s still a good chance that during hospitalization the patient will catch a mild case of death.?[source 1]

The Black Death Plague

The Black Death Plague - Image from National Geographic

The Black Death Plague – Image from National Geographic

In the dark ages, the black death plague ran rampant throughout europe, eventually claiming over 20 million lives. ?After seeking the cause, eventually the jews were blamed for it because they weren’t infected as often, and because jews are always getting blamed for weird stuff – This is called “Antisemitism”. Today we know that the resistance to the plague came from hygiene. According to jewish law, a person should wash his hands before eating and after going to the toilet, and bath at least once a week for saturday (Sabbath). Jews also can’t say prayers and blessings next to sewage pits or any other place that smells bad. Due to these and many other laws regarding burial, sewage, intercourse and hygiene, the sanitation at jewish towns, neighbourhoods and hamlets was always better than it’s surroundings. Basically, their vaccination was natural, simple and easy – hygiene. Today everyone is aware of their hygiene. It’s nearly impossible to find someone who doesn’t shower everyday or washes their hands after going to the restroom. There is no more black death plague. In the old days people used to believe showering was harmful to their health. Just like your dog or cat would hate to take a bath unless you trained them to get used to it. Mankind has evolved beyond basic instinct and, out of scientific awareness and education, we began to shower every day, wash our hands and brush our teeth. This is called personal hygiene but that’s not an accurate name – it’s external hygene.

Plague Prevention

How many of you brush your teeth but eat white sugar and corn syrup? how many of you consume white bread? How about things that are clearly poisonous like Aspartame, food coloring, paracetamol and cigarettes? This is internal hygiene and it’s just as important as external hygiene. Together, they make you a clean and healthy person. On my next article I will elaborate on proven, tested and effective ways to cure cancer without poisoning your body and\or going bankrupt.

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HIV Treatment Guidelines Today And In The Future

HIV Treatment Guidelined - Check ListHIV treatment guidelines change almost annually to include more and more people. as HIV spreads, it becomes more and more important to raise awareness and treat those infected as soon as possible. those?are the best ways to prevent and reduce HIV spreading. Generally, every country has its own HIV treatment guidelines, but there are international guidelines to base those on.?HIV treatment guidelines in the united states can be found here. As for the rest of the world – read on.

HIV Treatment Guidelines Today

HIV Treatment Guidelines - DoctorAccording to the World Health Organization’s HIV treatment guidelines, people with a cd4 cell count below 500 (that’s the normal range’s bottom) are eligible for HAART. before June 2013, the guidelines stated the cd4 count needs to be below 350, and before 2010 it was 200, which is the point a person is considered to have full-blown AIDS. A cd4 count below 200 means the person is extremely sensitive and at high risk of fatal infections. Many scientists recommend that patients will begin HAART immediately upon diagnosis. This should greatly decrease patients rate of infections and also enable them longer and healthier lives because they wouldn’t have to wait for the ?immune system to deteriorate before being eligible for treatment. In some cases patients may be able to safely stop treatment after one to two years. Some subgroups are eligible for treatment immediately upon a positive HIV test result. These subgroups include: children under 5 years-old, People with active Hepatitis B or Tuberculosis, people whose regular sex partners are not infected with HIV, pregnant or breast-feeding women and more. The new guidelines also recommend taking daily pill containing three drugs: Efavirenz, Tenofovir and Lamivudine or Emtricitabine, because it’s the most effective treatment with the least side effects. There are other possibilities, though.

The Future Of HIV Treatment Guideliens

HIV Treatment Guidelines - DeloreanAs time progresses, HIV treatment guidelines become increasingly inclusive. It’s very probable that in the future, treatment will begin right upon diagnosis. Hopefully, soon there will be a cure. There are teams constantly racing towards this aim. There are discoveries constantly being made. Two men with HIV underwent stem cell transplants due to blood cancer. They are now believed to be cured of HIV. Ever since the transplant, they have no more HIV cells in their blood. You can read more about that pleasant surprise?here. There’s also ?Dr.?Ole Schmeltz S√łgaard?From Aarhus university in Denmark, whose research team take a novel approach to curing HIV. The drug they’ve created is mass-distributable and is currently undergoing clinical trials. This means that it’s going to be cheap, and it’s already been tested on animals, and is now being tested on humans. With any luck, it will be available in a few years. I’ll expand on their research in my next article about HIV. You will find it, along with my other HIV articles, here.

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Cymbalta Side Effects – Red And Yellow Lights

Cymbalta is the commercial name for Duloxetine, a medication used to treat a variety of conditions. While it proves effective, it has side-effects. Some of them are no more than a nuisance while others should send you running to the doctor. The list of symptoms is long and tiring, ?and there’s no point in listing them all here. I’m only going to specify the most important and common Cymbalta side effects. It’s most likely that you won’t experience any rare side effects, so this list should serve you very well.

Cymbalta Side Effects -?Yellow lights

Cymbalta Side Effects - Meh Fortune CookieThese are the buggier ones. ?They don’t cause any damage except for being annoying. Most people on Cymbalta will experience at least one of these. so, without further?adieu (yes, that is how you spell that), here they are:

  • Fatigue;
  • Dry mouth;
  • Constipation;
  • Loss of appetite;
  • Mild nausea.

You can see for yourself that none of these side-effects is really scary. None of the yellow lights will cause you any damage. They’re just annoying so be strong and push through. Sometimes they fade out with time as your body gets used to the new chemicals it’s being fed.

Cymbalta Side Effects -?Red Lights

Cymbalta Side Effects - Red LightsThese are the side-effects you need to look out for. If any of these side-effects occur in you, contact your doctor immediately. Don’t procrastinate, or you’ll find yourself taking a med that harms your health more than it helps it. There are more than a few so I’m going to divide them into three groups – body, mind, allergic. If you experience any symptoms of an allergic reaction you should get emergency medical help.

Allergic?Cymbalta Side Effects

  • Skin hives, skin pain and spreading skin rash that may cause peeling or blistering;
  • Shallow breathing and general breathing problems (breathing stops);
  • Tongue, lips, throat or face swelling.

Body?Cymbalta Side Effects

  • Feeling like you might pass out, fainting;
  • Trouble urinating – pain, dark urine or any other difficulty;
  • Abnormal bleeding;
  • Easy bruising;
  • Cymbalta Side Effects - Nausea guyNausea, upper stomach pains and loss of appetite;
  • Clay-colored Stool;
  • Yellowing of the eyes and\or skin;
  • Tachycardia (Heart beating too fast) or uneven heartbeats;
  • Headache;
  • High fever;
  • General weakness;
  • Seizure;
  • Rigid muscles;
  • Muscle Tremors;
  • Excessive sweating.

Mind?Cymbalta Side Effects

  • Cymbalta Withdrawal Side effects - DepressionMemory problems;
  • Trouble concentrating;
  • Loss of coordination;
  • Hallucinations;
  • Fever;
  • Agitation and overactive reflexes;
  • Hyperactivity and restlessness;
  • Hostility and aggression;
  • Impulsiveness;
  • Confusion;
  • Balancing problems;
  • Mood swings;
  • Behaviour changes;
  • Anxiety and panic attacks;
  • Insomnia;
  • More severe depression;
  • Suicidal thoughts or thoughts about hurting yourself.


More Information On Cymbalta Side Effects

This is not a complete list of Cymbalta side-effects. You can find a more complete list sorted by severity at?WebMD.com?and one sorted by incidence at Drugs.com.?Drugs.com also list symptoms of over-dose. ?Consult and keep your doctor informed of any side-effects you may experience.
If you experience any side-effects that aren’t mentioned above, you can report them to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

If you’ve had enough of Cymbalta and it’s side-effects and you’re considering Cymbalta withdrawal, keep in mind that there are Cymbalta withdrawal side effects as well. They are temporary though.

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Serenity and mental health

In general people are always in search for something bigger and better; the harder they strive to achieve those goals the more they learn that there are things that you need to sacrifice and for most people they aren’t ready and they can’t cope. When coping becomes a problem, stress and anxiety sets in. When there is no harmony in the mind and body, serenity leaves us and we start to feel different conflicting emotions leading to poor performance at work and bad inter-personal relationships.

For us to be productive we need to keep a balance within us but if we are always anxious, the body goes through different heights of feelings and it starts to upset the stomach resulting to acid reflux or irritable bowel movement. Some serious manifestations of anxiety are pulling of hair or severe hair fall, rashes breaks out as in psoriasis and other skin irritations. Others start to lose appetite and lose weight.

Although there are many known drugs that help make the symptoms of anxiety go away, it too has many known harmful side effects. And so the best way to combat feelings of anxiety and prevent mental stress and fatigue is to try to find activities that will help you to relax. Exercise and meditation is still the best remedy for people who are stressed and anxious. Exercise releases endorphins; the hormones that are responsible for making you feel good and happy.

Meditation on the other hand helps restore peace of mind. It relaxes the body and the mind and it restores balance. Often times it is our lifestyle that makes us anxious, we don’t allow ourselves time to rest and meditate, or to enjoy fun activities such as hanging-out with friends or reading a book or getting into a hobby that you are passionate about.

The most important thing to keep in mind is that when your mind and body are at war, serenity leaves you and your mind and body starts getting ill.

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Anxiety and Heart Health

Long ago, anxiety used to be a helpful tool for coping with the highly-stressful environment that the early inhabitants on earth are experiencing. However, in these modern days anxiety has evolved into something that preludes the existence of several serious diseases such as heart and cardiovascular diseases.

Using activity to defeat both anxiety and heart disease

Doctors are convinced that regular exercise can help not only in keeping a healthy heart but also in alleviating the impact of anxiety. While there is a need to study anxiety deeper and further, there have been noticeable improvements in the anxiety state among sufferers when they are subjected to regular exercise. We all know that regular exercise can help the heart to become stronger.

Other forms of anxiety alleviation

Anxiety disorders often come with a high degree of uncertainty and when worries stick in the mind it trickles the effects to the heart. This would also interfere with the ability of the patient that has been suffering from heart disease to follow advice towards recovery. That is why aside from exercise, sticking to diet that are rich in nutrients and anti-oxidants are important in anxiety alleviation. Experts recommend that anxiety sufferers should stick with foods that are rich in tryptophan which is a natural ingredient that is used by the body to create feel-good chemicals that often lower anxiety levels.

Future of anxiety and heart health research

As mentioned earlier we have yet still to get into the bottom of heart health’s real link with anxiety. Social phobia and panic attacks can become serious complications that need to be considered especially when taking care of heart health. As we await a concrete study on the effects of anxiety to heart health it is best to use various therapies and techniques that are available to treat the heart and anxiety at the same time.

A careful look at the anxiety disorders can give you a very worried look at the state of the heart. Both axiety and heart disease can contribute to the emergence of an unhealthy body and can be an obstacle towards total recovery.


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Medicinal Benefits of Peppermint

Peppermint is often being used to freshen the mouth or as a flavoring for certain deserts. Little know of the medicinal benefits of peppermint. The peppermint turns out to be loaded with helpful chemicals that can aid certain bodily functions. Peppermint can be easily incorporated in the diet through salads or soups. Drinking the tea can also be one of the ways of getting the benefits into the body. Here are some of the facts why peppermint is something that is good for your body.

It can help digestion

People that have digestive issues can get some help from peppermint. In many cases peppermint is used to help people suffering from indigestion. The herb has chemicals that help the stomach to calm down. It can also make the bile flow better, which is very important in digesting fat. Whether you eat the herbs or drink it as a tea you will get a lot of benefits including relief from the painful gas that is associated with a lot of digestive issues.

It can help irritable bowel syndrome

Peppermint has shown great strides to help people that are suffering from irritable bowel syndrome. Peppermint oil capsules are known to prevent heartburn as well as cases of indigestion in some people. The oil is being released into the stomach which has the ability to make it calmer and alleviate other symptoms. People that are suffering from IBS which is sometimes a symptom of anxiety, can get great relief from taking peppermint oil.

It is good for colds

As it has been used through time, peppermint is a great cure for colds and for flu symptoms. It has shown great ability to kill viruses and bacteria that cause colds and flu. The menthol in the peppermint is widely used as vapor rub to break down the mucus in a runny nose. It also helps to break down the phlegm and ease away other cough symptoms. That is why peppermint is a common ingredient in most decongestants because it is a known fact that it is effective. The ability to relieve chest pains due to colds is unparalleled by any synthetic chemical that is available today.

It is good against tuberculosis

While tuberculosis is no longer much a health threat in developed countries it remains a threat in poorer nations. The ability of peppermint to destroy bacteria makes it an effective antibiotic that can kill tuberculosis bacteria. Together with anti-TB medications, peppermint is one good natural way of helping the body recover from the disease caused by tuberculosis.

It can help against prostate cancer

There have been plenty of research and studies made to indicate that the use of peppermint is helpful in fighting the progression of prostate cancer. The menthol in peppermint is able to inhibit cancer growth which is helpful in containing the disease. Menthol binds and activates certain chemical processes that induce cancer cell death.

Peppermint may be commonplace but it is surely one of nature’s greatest gifts to mankind. Sticking to natural medicine is one way to strengthen the body and to lower side effects that often come with synthetic medicines.

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Types of Anxiety Caused by Social Media

For most of human history we are not quite sure if there have been instances to talk to a person in real-time even without face-to-face interaction. Until the phone, the instant messaging and social media was invented, humans have to wait for a while for the mail to arrive or even days for the telegram to arrive. Sadly we become new species with new kind of worries all because of our extended use of the vast cyberspace.

Anxiety due to accidental sending

You have this nasty email and you want your co-worker to see it. But instead of hitting the send button you hit the send to all. Yikes! Now everyone that are not supposed to see the nasty email including your boss will get to see it. And the panic attacks begin in a blink of an eye. It is so convenient to tell the whole world or at least the distribution list about things that have a relation to their work and how to have a better quality of life. But that single misplacement of the mouse pointer and the mindless concern of pushing the correct button can cause great anxiety thanks to the Internet that made it happen.

Anxiety caused by Wikipedia freefall

There is this thing about Wikipedia freefall which leads to people from researching about a topic ending up reading other unrelated entries. While there may not be adverse initial effects on doing this but it is easy to lose track of time. Before you know it you have been reading one Wikipedia entry too many causing you to be anxious about losing sleep because you have been at it for 12 hours! You may find it perplexing that you have already be missing out on sleep or even food because you have been too engrossed on doing Wikipedia freefall. It would not be a problem if it happens once or twice but if it is something that happens quite frequently then it is a source for concern.

Anxiety powered by social media

Are you constantly worried about how other people may talk about you when you are not around? That would happen prior to social media. Today, people are also worried about how others perceive them this time on social networks. People tend to post messages that would describe a person without naming any name. This becomes a game that people play as they try to decipher who is being alluded to by the cryptic posts. Sometimes when the description closely matches yours you become too worried that you could be that person they are talking about. Suddenly you feel the urge of knowing if they have been at it for quite a while.

Anxiety and confusion on queer things

If there is one thing that the Internet has brought to fore is that the world has become much smaller. Things that older generation of people may not be able to see within their lifetime became something that is ordinary for people that has been a habitual viewer of You Tube. To the average Internet user, taking a look at queer things or events that are out of the ordinary is something you expect. It may cause confusion and sometimes unexplained worry because of the unfamiliarity about things that you just saw off the Internet.

Anxiety over sudden changes on the Internet

There are people that are creatures of familiarity and they tend to be anxious when there are things that change. Their inability to cope with changes is something that happen offline. But it has become exacerbated when we take it online. You see people tend to be worried when the things that they do often suddenly change but it becomes more frequent because it is faster to roll out change over the Internet compared to a real world setting.

As the Internet has become widely used for a good two decades now it seems that there are new worries that has become more destructive than witchcraft or black magic. Suddenly we become worried about things that we do that are related to our engagement with the Internet.

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HIV Treatment Cost And Kinds – The Days Before The Cure

Welcome back!

In the previous articles in this series I covered HIV Transmission, HIV tests and viral development phases. On this one I’ll explain HIV treatment cost and kinds today.

HIV Treatment Cost

Monthly regimens for?HIV treatment?cost between $2,000 and $5,000 ??a lot of it of it for drugs. Medical insurance will pay for this, for those who have it. Those who don’t have to pay for it themselves. The problem is, a lot of people who get HIV can’t afford such high expenses. That’s what AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAPs) are for. ADAPs help people with very low-income and assets to?buy HIV medications. The budgets of these programs are very high (Currently around two billion dollars)?and on a constant rise. For example, on July 2012, the Obama administration invested an extra 76 million Dollars to eliminate the waiting lists for ADAPs.Unfortunately, the lists just keep growing. On 2014 the budget for these programs is predicted to increase even more.?Every state has its own criteria for who is eligible for its ADAP. Basically, you have to be HIV positive, a resident of the state (U.S. citizenship is optional), earn a very low-income and have very few liquid assets. Bottom line – HIV treatment cost is higher than that of Condoms and fresh needles.

HIV Treatment Kinds

First of all it’s important for me to explain that HIV still has no cure. Today’s treatment merely eliminates the retrovirus cells in the blood. The provirus still remains in the DNA and keeps creating more retrovirus cells.
The treatment is either called HIghly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART) or Combination?Antiretroviral Therapy (cART). This treatment consists of five families of drugs:

  • HIV Treatment Cost - Pills IllustrationNon-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs) –?HIV needs ?a certain protein to make copies of itself. NNRTI drugs disable that protein. Kind of like tearing a piece of the puzzle, HIV can’t finish the picture. Examples include nevirapine?(Viramune),?efavirenz (Sustiva)?and etravirine?(Intelence).
  • Protease inhibitors (PIs) -?PI drugs stop HIV multiplication using almost the same techniques NNRTIs do. They just disable protease,?another protein HIV needs to make copies of itself. ?Examples include Darunavir (Prezista), Fosamprenavir (Lexiva),?Atazanavir (Reyataz) and Ritonavir (Norvir).
  • Nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs) –?HIV needs certain ingredients to make copies of itself. NRTI drugs create fake, bad versions of these ingredients. If making a copy of HIV is like making a bowl of cereal, NRTIs put bad milk in the fridge. So when a new HIV cell is created, it would be dead or disfunctioning and thus harmless. Examples include Abacavir (Ziagen), combined Lamivudine/Zidovudine?(Combivir)?and combined?Emtricitabine/Tenofovir (Truvada).
  • Integrase inhibitors -?HIV uses integrase to insert its genetic material into a cd4 cell’s DNA. Integrase inhibitors disable integrase. this prevents the integration of HIV RNA in the attacked cell’s DNA. Metaphorically, integrase inhibitors let HIV keep its nails, but take away its hammer. Examples include Raltegravir (Isentress)?and Elvitegravir.
  • Fusion or entry inhibitors -?There are proteins on the surface of CD4 cells that HIV uses to attach itself. Entry inhibitors glue these doors shut. Unlike all the other drugs that prevent HIV from multiplying well after it entered the cell, fusion or entry inhibitors prevent HIV from ever infiltrating. ?Examples include?Maraviroc (Selzentry)?and?Enfuvirtide (Fuzeon).

These all work very well, but also have side effects.They are not a substitute for protection or precautions. Even though HIV today turning from fatal to chronic thanks to these drugs, they’re not an excuse for not staying safe. Besides, HIV Treatment cost is still very high.

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Itay “SHPECK” Rijensky

What Kind Of HIV Test Should You Take

Welcome back!

In the two previous articles we learned about how HIV is transmitted and what are the symptoms of infection. On this one we’ll see how an HIV infection is diagnosed. The last two turned out to be very long so I’m going to make this one short and to the point.

Tests for HIV and AIDS

There is a number of ways to test a person for HIV and one way alone to test for AIDS. As we already learned, AIDS is a name for the condition caused by the HIV virus, in which there is a density of less than 200 cd4 cells in a square millimetre of blood. Therefore, AIDS is only detectable by a blood test. The presence of the HIV virus can be checked by any of the following methods:

  1. Home HIV Test

    The “Home Access Express Test” is the only FDA approved home HIV test. You can but it at the manufacturer’s?official site?for??40$-50$ a pop, or a pack of two for 70$ – 80$.

  2. Saliva HIV Test

    A cotton swab is rubbed on the inner cheek, put in a vial and sent to the lab. Usually the results are available within three days. This isn’t a very accurate test but it never gives a false negative and it’s noninvasive. That’s why it’s the most preliminary test taken for HIV presence. ?If a saliva test turns out positive it needs to be verified with a blood test.

  3. Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) HIV Test

    if you’re infected with HIV, you’d have antibodies in your blood. ELISA is an antigen-specific test, designed to check for the presence of antibodies in your serum (here’s how it works). It’s a very sensitive test and it even suits the clinical latency stage of AIDS. If it comes out positive, it needs to be verified. It takes some time for your body to manufacture antibodies, so the ELISA test may show a false positive in the first few weeks to few months from infection. If you think you’re infected with HIV despite of the test results, retake the test in three months. Remember that you may still have a high level of the virus in your blood and still may have a high chance of infecting others.

  4. Western Blot HIV Test

    This is the test that is used to verify the ELISA test, it’s the most conclusive HIV test of all. The reason it’s only used after an ELISA test is purely logistic – it’s a very sensitive blood test and it’s more complicated and expensive to perform than the ELISA test.

  5. Viral Load HIV Tests

    there are used after HIV presence is already verified. It measures the amount of HIV in the blood and it’s mostly used to check a patient’s treatment progress. There are three kinds of viral load tests, all working on the same principle. They detect HIV by using DNA sequences that bind specifically to the ones in the retrovirus. The result may vary a bit between those tests, but since there are three it’s easy to get the general idea.

Always use a condom and hopefully, you won’t need any of those.

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