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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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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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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Omega 3 – 7 Things It Can Do For You

Omega 3 Fatty Acids

Omega 3Omega 3 is a certain group of polyunsaturated fatty acids in our body. Fatty acids are considered “good fats” and they occur when fats are broken down. Fatty acids are organic, not highly soluble in water and they can be used by most cells as a source of energy. They have many benefits for our body and therefore are an important part of a healthy diet. There are three acid types in the Omega 3 group: ALA, DHA and EPA. DHA and EPA can be synthesized in the liver from ALA. However, ALA has to be obtained from an external (vegetable) source. The main function of omega 3 fatty acids in our body is to maintain optimal cell membrane flexibility in order for the cell to be able to transmit and receive biological “messages”.

Omega 3 Foods

Omega 3 can be found in a large variety of foods. However, different Omega 3 acids come from different food sources. In my next articles about Omega 3, I will specify in greater detail which acids are found in which foods. Here’s a short list of foods with contents rich in various types of Omega 3:

ALA – Vegetable seed oils (Soy, Canola, hemp, flax, chia and more), walnuts.

EPA&DHA ??Cold water fish, Fish oil.

DHA ??Seaweed.

Omega 3 Fish Oil

Fish oil has long been known as a great and reliable source of Omega 3. It’s a great, natural and completely organic way of supplying your body with Omega 3. Ask the oldest person you know about Cod liver oil, they’ll tell you all about how their grandma made them eat one spoonful a day, every day. Great great granny knows best ;-). Today’s fish oil is obviously a lot cleaner and much purer than what your family elders had to put up with, but the principal is the same. Fish oil today is even safer for consumption due to a high level of refinement, so there’s no need to worry about mercury and other fish contaminations. If you’re looking for a high quality-low cost omega-3 fish oil supplement, click the bottle on the right to be transferred to herbspro. For vegans and vegetarians, there are also vegetarian supplements made of seaweed. These will supply your body with DHA fatty acids.

Omega 3 Benefits

As I wrote before, Omega 3 helps maintain optimal cell-membrane consistency. This helps all the cell organs to communicate better with our body and therefore improve the function of various systems in our body. Here are some of the things it can help you with:

  • Slow cognitive aging
  • Help developmental disorders such as ADHD
  • Help bi-polar disorder derived depressions
  • Prevent cell inflammation
  • Improve cases of arthritis
  • Stimulate blood circulation
  • Reduce blood pressure

There are actually a lot more things Omega 3 can help you with. More extensive and type specific benefits lists will be included in my next articles about Omega 3. It is recommended to consume 800 to 1000mgs of Omega 3 each day to achieve proper balance.

omega 3 - fish stinkOmega 3 Side Effects

Unfortunately, Omega 3 has some rare but possible side-effects such as:

Nausea, fish taste in your mouth, fish breath, fish-smelling belches, fishy body odor, stomach ache, sometimes increased LDL levels, bloating, intestinal gas, increased risk of bleeding,? Vitamin toxicity (A and D), allergic reactions and some other scarce occurrences.

Basically, the most usual ones are the ones involving you turning stinky.?Don’t worry though, most people who take omega-3 don’t experience any side-effects at all except for slight improvements in overall health :)

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Male Pattern Baldness – Why You’ll Keep Losing Your Hair

What is Male Pattern Baldness?

Male pattern baldness - brittle hairMale Pattern Baldness?is a medical condition that affects many men and women, and some primates as well. In medical terms, it is known as Androgenic Alopecia (AGA). The reason for it is still unclear, but there are several hypotheses about it. Among those estimated causes are genetics, stress and hormones.

My Time to Shine

Male pattern baldness - frustration

Just shoot me.

I started balding when I was 21 years old. That’s right, still in my mandatory service in the Israeli army I was balding. I blamed stress and anger, which I had plenty of both in my service. But isn’t that a stupid mechanism? doesn’t losing your hair due to mental stress seem far too stupid for evolution? Even if you’re a creationist you’ve got to admit ??this is pretty stupid for an intelligent design. I can’t find any logical explanation why an organism should start?slowly losing his hair when stressed or nervous. Well, I’ve had enough. I’ve decided it’s time to figure this whole thing out. Starting with what brings this curse to possess our scalps, leaving our heads shiny and exposed to the weather. Once I’ll get to the bottom of this, I’ll decide what I’m going to do about my own situation. is all hope lost?

Male Pattern Baldness Genetics

Male pattern baldness - bald eagle

Somewhat distinguished.

This is the simple way out of explaining this thing, the Ockham’s razor. The most commonly known assumption is: “If your dad’s dad was bald, you will be bald as well.” But that’s not accurate. There is a lot of research concerning the genetic causes of male pattern baldness?constantly being performed, and there is slow and sure progress constantly being made. All that is known so far is that men whose fathers show male pattern baldness are about 2.5 times more likely to suffer the same condition themselves. The balding of male members on the mother’s side of the family is almost irrelevant, though. According to research, some of the genes that are strongly associated with male pattern baldness?are X-linked and recessive. That?means that they are connected to genes on the X-chromosome.?This explains why male pattern baldness?is not as common in women ??both of their X-chromosomes need to express the same specific defects in order for male pattern baldness?to appear.

Other Male Pattern Baldness Causes

Male pattern baldness - Cue ball

Just a cue-ball.

While genetics play a major role in the manifestation of male pattern baldness, there are
other factors that contribute to this condition. If this is the first article you read about male pattern baldness, memorize the name “Dihydrotestosterone” (DHT). Excess of DHT is the primary pathological cause of male pattern baldness, and it is also the pathological condition treated by anti-balding meds like Propecia. DHT is what testosterone turns into in the skin, prostate, glandular tissues and of course in hair follicles in order to bind its androgen receptor and carry its biological effect. If you’d do some researching of your own, you will find many other possible causes for male pattern baldness. However, these are negligible. If you have male pattern baldness, It’s probably either genetics or irregular hormone levels. It’s highly unlikely that you’re going from fuzz to shine due to say, minor exposure to radiation. When you hear hoof beats, think horses, not zebras (Until you see a striped buttock).

Male Pattern Baldness?Signs and Symptoms

Male pattern baldness - example

Textbook example of male pattern baldness

male pattern baldness?is not the only reason a person might go bald, but it’s easy to diagnose. It’s called?male pattern balding for a reason. People who lose their hair from male pattern baldness?will only go bald on the top of their scalp. The sides of the head will not lose a single hair. The hair-line usually begins to recede from the front, creating an “M” shaped hair-line over the forehead. Afterwards, the hair will start thinning at the top of the head (at the vertex), creating a bald spot which spreads to the rest of the head. Eventually, the receding hairline meets the spreading baldness leaving the head completely bald on top.

Male Pattern Baldness Treatment

Currently there are a lot of treatment methods and natural solutions to treat male pattern baldness and most of them have proven to be surprisngly successful. However, only two treatments are FDA approved:

Minoxidil (Rogaine/Rogaine foam)

Originally a treatment for high blood pressure, Minoxidil was found to have an interesting side effect – it encourages hair growth and darkens body hair. The Upjohn Corporation developed a topical solution with low concentrations (5% for men, 2% for women) of Minoxidil to treat hair loss and commercially named it Rogaine. While Rogaine has been proven to work in many cases, it is usually less effective when there is a large area of hair loss. Also, it is meant for use on vertex hair loss only, which means it won’t help a receding hair-line. Minoxidil is mostly used to treat young men who suffered the symptoms of male pattern baldness?for a very limited time. Under those conditions, it usually proves to be very effective. Upon discontinuing treatment, the hair usually returns to its prior state within two to three months.

Male pattern baldness - Pill

Finasteride (Propecia/Proscar)

A “man malfunction patch”. If it didn’t have side?effects, I’d recommend all men to take it as preventive treatment. While increased levels of testosterone have their perks, they also cause troubles. Finasteride is approved for treating both male pattern baldness?and Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), which are both very common among men. In fact, these conditions are so common that almost all men suffer at least one of them at some point. Finasteride works by reducing the conversion of Testosterone to DHT, thereby preventing an excess of DHT. The results of treating male pattern baldness?with Finasteride are astonishing. Among the subject group, 48% of men experienced visible hair growth and 42% suffered no further hair loss. Like Minoxidil, upon discontinuing treatment the hair returns to its prior state within eight months. This drug, however, is associated with some nasty side effects: erectile dysfunction, diminished libido, depression, anxiety, birth defects, and more. It also interrupts early detection of prostatic cancer. So you better give at least three thoughts before you use it.

Natural Solutions

There are some other ways to treat male pattern baldness. Most of them have been proven effective but won’t work on everyone. Their biggest advantages, however, are that they aren’t expensive (usually) and that they have very little side-effects, if any. Before introducing any needless chemicals to your body, it might be a good idea to try out one of these. There are both pills and topical solutions in this department. I’m going to recommend the most common ones because in my opinion, when it comes to natural medicine, the most common is the better proven. For a topical solution, you can use Rosemary essential oil. You can get it at?HerbsPro?for a good price and in various nature shops. If you prefer to try taking tabs, you can try NuHair regrowth for men or NuHair regrowth for women. Both are natural and proven quite effective.

Where am I going with this?

Male pattern baldness - Head Shaving is the ultimate cure

The Best Solution.


To sum things up, male pattern baldness?is annoying. It’s nothing more than an inconvenience and its only effect is making you a little less pretty (not necessarily less attractive), you wuss.?Should you treat it? That depends; how much do you really care about your hair?If the natural treatments and Minoxidil didn’t work for you, do you think regrowing hair is worth the side effects from Finasteride??Do you really think shaving your head will make you ugly? In any case, if you do decide to treat it with Finasteride, I think you should make sure neither rosemary oil, NuHair and Minoxidil don’t work. The side-effects aren’t nearly as severe and if they prove to be effective you can just keep using them. Finasteride is taken by swallowing a pill, it’s chemical and has side effects and some of them are pretty nasty. If you decide that you’re too embarrassed to live with a bald head, think hard and deep and make your decision. It helps in about 90% of the cases, but it can also cause REAL medical problems. I had bad hair, I like the way it is now much better. Honestly, I was considering Finasteride before writing this article, but now there’s just no way will I take it. The side effects scare me far too much. I’m going to let nature keep running its course on me because the bottom line is: I much rather have thinning hair than risk a malfunctioning penis. Decisions decisions, I know?

10 Reasons To Start A Gluten Free Diet

Gluten Free Diet - Ice CreamWhat is gluten and what foods contain gluten

Gluten is a protein found in foods processed from wheat and many other grains. It’s basically what gives dough its texture ??before baking, it’s what makes the dough elastic, and it helps it keep its shape. While baking it contributes to helping the dough rise by thickening it’s consistency and not letting the gasses emitted from the yeast escape, and while eating, Gluten is what gives most baked foods their chewy and pleasant texture. If you tried to bake a loaf of bread (or any other pastry, really) without gluten or any synthetic substitute for gluten, you’d get a dry loaf of hard crust. All the gases that usually make the dough rise would be able to escape because the dough won’t be thick enough to hold them in. After baking, if you’d try to bite it ??it will crumble to pieces. Gluten acts as a glue, so to speak, within pastries. In other foods, gluten is sometimes used as a stabilizer to help keep the product’s consistency. I think the most commonly known examples for this are ice cream and ketchup, but many other foods (Blue cheese, hard candy, instant coffee, mustard, beer…) contain gluten as well. I think it’s safe to say that if you don’t intentionally avoid gluten – you consume it on a daily basis.

Gluten Free Diet - PizzaReasons to start a gluten free diet

  1. Many modern food items contain disproportionate?amounts of gluten – fried foods, fast foods, processed foods, fat foods, sweets – they all contain gluten by the bunch. Consider how healthier you’d be if you avoided all these things – that’s how healthier you’d be on a gluten-free diet.
  2. Gluten intolerance is usually an acquired allergy that you can get by consuming to much gluten. In it’s most severe form it’s called Celiac and if you have it, you can’t have any more gluten for the rest of your life, not even as an occassional treat.
  3. less chances of heart diseases.
  4. less chances of cancer.
  5. less chances of diabetes.
  6. less chances of overweight
  7. less chances of fatigue.
  8. less chances of insomnia.
  9. Due to eating healthy, your body gets balanced chemically and more resilient to harmful factors, so there are less chances of general illnesses.
  10. It’s a great and healthy weight-loss diet.

Gluten Free Diet - Yael Kitty AvidanReasons not to start a gluten free diet

Yeah I said it. And I meant it, too, but I’m taking it back. Before properly researching, I could only see one giant clear disadvantage about the whole thing ??boredom. I like to eat, and I like diversity in my food. a gluten-free diet sounded too restricting to me. Then I roamed the backwoods of a mysterious place called “Google”. Oh, the sights these eyes have seen. ?One of many beautiful things about the internet is the way it allows us to connect with different people in similar situations. And Celiac is apparently a pretty common condition. In fact, you probably know someone who has it. The amount of blogs and websites concerning gluten-free diets and gluten-free recipes is absolutely overwhelming. I tried to browse some recipes from different sites and they all seemed pretty great. So really, if you’re looking for a healthy lifestyle, a gluten-free diet is one of your better options. I really like “Gluten Free Mommy” – It has a ton of recipes in it, most of them are relatively easy and the website is very easy on the eyes.

Some Words To The Wise

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  1. The FDA demands food manufacturers to label gluten-free foods. This means it has no gluten, but it might still have traces of gluten! This can pose as a real health threat to people with celiac (and other conditions)? and a nuisance for people who try to regulate their gluten intake so achtung, baby.
  2. Don’t overdo it. Don’t overdo anything. Ever. Or you’ll quit and give up on yourself for a while and get super fat and then you’ll have to really break some sweat. It’s not science, but it’s true for many people.
  3. If you don’t like this regime and you don’t have a health condition that compels you to it, quit it and try another. Staying healthy should not come over the expense of staying happy or strong. An army marches on its stomach, you know.

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Do You Have Vitamin D Deficiency?

Vitamin D deficiency is a very popular search topic on the internet, and as a result, there is an incredible amount of informative websites regarding this topic. In fact, the variety is so vast, people have trouble finding the information they’re looking for so I’ve decided to sum it all up for you.

Vitamin D Deficiency

What is vitamin D?

Vitamin D is not a single material, but the name for a specific group of fat soluble pheromones. It is also known as “The Sunshine Vitamin” because adequate sun exposure triggers its synthesis (from cholesterol) in the skin. There are five forms of vitamin D known to us, numbered D1 to D5. D2 and D3 are the most significant to humans. The function of vitamin D in our bodies is to help us absorb and process calcium and phosphorus, the second and third most essential minerals in our bodies (after potassium).

Why do we need vitamin D?

Vitamin D Deficiency - SkeletonAs I wrote above, vitamin D helps our bodies absorb calcium and phosphorous. Calcium is the most common mineral in the human body and it has various functions;?Calcium builds and maintains our bones and teeth. Without calcium our bones become brittle and our teeth decay and eventually fall. In the nervous system, some of the charge carrying channels in cell membranes are made of calcium. Calcium also helps ease insomnia (sleep deprivation), assists blood clotting, lowers blood pressure, reduces cholesterol level and more.

As for phosphorus, most of the phosphorus in the human body is concentrated in the skeleton. However, it is also present in cell membranes,? cholesterol (both HDL and LDL) and in many of the body’s biochemical processes. It is extremely important for the conversion of nutrients into energy and some researches even suggest that it can enhance athletic performance, but the results are inconsistent.

Vitamin D deficiency causes and solutions

Vitamin D Deficiency - SunStarting with the obvious ??sunlight exposure. All you(us..) internet rats out there who know your memes better than you know the weather outside, you are all in the high probability focus group for vitamin D deficiency . A certain amount of sunlight is good for your health as long as you don’t exaggerate and use appropriate protection (sunscreen, sunglasses, etc).

Vitamin D deficiency supplements

HerbsPro Offers Special Deals for the month of September - Additional 5% off on all Vitamins & Supplements, Enter DSC201077 to avail this offer.Continuing with another obvious ??malnutrition. The thing is, if you don’t like fish, you’re screwed. Fish and sea food (cod liver oil in particular) are the best nutritional sources for vitamin D. the next best things are tofu, soymilk, eggs and milk. There are vitamin D supplements you can take but in my opinion, if you can give your body what it needs without introducing needless chemicals, then that’s the way to go. If you decide to take supplements, make sure they’re all natural. I recommend HerbsPro’s supplements. They do the trick, they aren’t chemical and they’re pretty much always on sale.


Vitamin D deficiency symptoms

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Usually people associate vitamin D deficiency with bone related problems. It’s true that the importance of vitamin D to bone health is undeniable, but there are other, less known symptoms that can be just as serious and hazardous to your health. In the skeleton, vitamin D deficiency causes the bones to weaken and can cause Rickets, a disease that softens the bones. In the long-term, vitamin D deficiency greatly raises a person’s chances to suffer from Osteoporosis at old age. These are the most famous symptoms, but apart from those, vitamin D deficiency causes many other problems such as heart disease, cancer, obesity, depression, insomnia, back pains, muscle spasms, autoimmune diseases, acne, tiredness, kidney diseases, psoriasis, diabetes, increased amounts of asthma attacks, periodontal diseases and schizophrenia. Fever is almost never caused directly by vitamin D deficiency.

Vitamin D deficiency treatments

Vitamin D Deficiency - SunscreenAdequate sun exposure

A nice day at the beach every now and again won’t kill you. Now I’m not saying that you should go “jersey shore” and get yourself a beach granny, brown leather, cancer imminent?kind of tan, but you can still go out there and get yourself some color, you will look and feel better. Just remember not to overdo it and to use appropriate sun protection, because as you probably already know, inadequate sun exposure can cause cancer, and we don’t want any of that.

Vitamin D Deficiency - Fish

Dietary changes

If your health is not at risk due to your eating habits, I wouldn’t recommend a dramatic change of diet. Even if you plan to change diet completely you should do it gradually, because drastic changes don’t usually stick. I mean, if you eat certain things because those are the things you like to eat, eventually you’re gonna go back to eating them. And unless they damage your health, there is nothing wrong with that. Instead of turning your entire menu upside down, just add one spoon of cod liver oil per day, eat a fish every now and again, that sort of stuff. Like junk food? Order the fish sandwich instead of the usual hamburger occasionally instead of depriving yourself of junk food entirely. Because although it’s a change for the better, going cold turkey on any addiction usually leads to relapse. If you want to cut a bad habit, do it gradually and responsibly. There really isn’t that much to it. Don’t go killing yourself over this, you really don’t need to. Slow and minor changes should easily do the trick.

Vitamin D Deficiency - SunshineBottom line

Vitamin D deficiency is a very common, very serious and very easily (and enjoyably) treatable condition.? If you experience any of the above mentioned symptoms, and I believe most people suffer from at least one of them, you can easily be tested for vitamin D deficiency. Juts go to your doctor and take a blood test. If your vitamin D levels are too low, you now know how easily you can treat it. The bottom line is not to neglect yourself. The minor things that bother you today might become major tomorrow, and that’s why you should nip them in the bud. So eat your fish, take your supplements, absorb a little sunshine, and you should be just about fine.

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Cymbalta Withdrawal Symptoms – From Brain Zaps To Bipolarity

Cymbalta is the commercial name of duloxetine, an SNRI (Serotonin-Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitor) commonly used to treat cases of severe depression and sometimes chronic pain that originates from the nervous system or diabetes related issues.

While this medication does a lot of good, withdrawing from it could get pretty ugly. The process may differ from one person to another, but the bottom line stays the same – you will suffer some temporary sickness and you will eventually be OK.


There’s a significant list of symptoms that a person may suffer while they are on withdrawal from Cymbalta. The list of symptoms specified in this article is a partial list of the symptoms which was composed from my memory of my own experience with Cymbalta withdrawal, and the experiences of others who shared their stories online. A person is likely to suffer from the symptoms specified in this article, but nothing is certain. One person might suffer all these symptoms and more, but also might get away scott free. I am NOT a licensed physician, just a person who experienced the process of withdrawal from Cymbalta and wishes to assist others who also have to go through this tedious process.

A List of Side Effects and Symptoms Caused by Cymbalta Withdrawal

Brain zaps– They’re a feeling that doesn’t have a bona fide definition. If you want to know what to expect, close your eyes and imagine that there’s a little man inside your brain, and he just sits there. Now, imagine that he spreads all his extremities to all sides, punching and kicking the walls of your brain one time with all his might, and then sits back down. That impact to the brain is accompanied by a short burst of intense headache, dizziness and sometimes nausea – That’s the closes I can get to describing what the “Brain-zaps” felt like to me. They were my personal “favorite” symptom and they can get pretty scary. This symptom can be eased by taking Omega 3 and acetylcholine. supplements.

Lasting headaches Headaches in general are a delightful experience aren’t they? This was the first symptom I experienced and is in fact usually the first symptom to manifest itself in most people. To me there were no brain-splitters though, just long and persistent background mind pains that bothered me and kept me from performing my everyday functions.

Dizziness – Usually mild although extremely stubborn – lying down doesn’t help it because it doesn’t derive from physical instability; it derives from your brain going through withdrawal. I found these to be no more than a bit annoying and I haven’t found anyone who complained about it being more severe than that.

Insomnia – Some people have difficulties falling asleep due to other symptoms they are experiencing such as headaches or hot flashes. However, sleep deprivation sometimes manifests itself as a symptom on its own. When I went through withdrawal I could hardly sleep at all. Sometimes it was because I just couldn’t fall asleep and sometimes the headaches would keep me awake. The sleep deprivation was there to bother me from the very beginning to the very end of my withdrawal, and it was the second most disturbing symptom for me, right after brain zaps.

Nausea – It’s hard for me to elaborate on this because I didn’t notice it at all. I wasn’t even aware that it was a symptom before I began researching for this article. However, the nausea is a very common symptom which appears in different levels for different people. For some it’s very mild while others may even throw up. Although I didn’t suffer from it myself, the crushing majority of people report to have suffered from it to some extent.

Hot and cold flashes – Some people shiver and sweat while others don’t notice the flashes at all. I suffered greatly from hot flashes, but since I wasn’t being observed by any medical professional, I thought it was just an extremely hot summer. Most people do experience them. Many patients even find themselves changing their clothes several times each day in order to deal with the variation of perceived temperatures. I just went swimming very often, and always in the sea. I have a swimming pool near my house but the smell of chlorine significantly increased my headaches. I also found that being in the water helped me relax, and I really needed that back then, due to the next symptom I’m about to tell you about.

Bipolarity – this is one of the most common symptoms and it makes a lot of sense, too. People on withdrawal from Cymbalta experience mood swings between extreme anger, fatigue, hyper-activeness, a feeling of futility and even depression.  I was like “The Hulk”. I exploded at anything and everything and when I wasn’t angry I was depressed like never before. My mood was extremely volatile but always self-destructive, and it was a disaster for my social life. Some people still think I’m insane, which I probably was. But it’s important to remember that I didn’t know to expect these symptoms. I didn’t have any medical observance and I didn’t know I was going through withdrawal. I thought that this was actually the real me without the meds. That increased my depression and kicked my self-esteem to the curb. However, you, having read this, will probably have a much easier time dealing with this side effect, and that makes me happy I took the time to write this article for you.

Diarrhea I had it, you’ll have it, everybody gets some. It’s a very common symptom and it usually only lasts for a few days. Explosive diarrhea for everyone! Woohoo!

Cymbalta Withdrawal Duration

How long does the average person suffer from these dreadful symptoms? Unfortunately, that question cannot be answered unambiguously. There are ways to shorten the period and ease the symptoms, various supplements can help with that. The best supplement for easing cymbalta withdrawal symptoms is Neuro Endure Mini. It’s recommended far and wide throughout the internet and you can get a good deal on it right here. You can People are physically different from one another, and that means that different people suffer from different symptoms for different periods of time. To most people, it takes between two and three weeks to get over their withdrawal side effects, but sometimes it could be longer.  To me it took a little over two months until the symptoms disappeared completely. But I went “cold turkey”, which you won’t, and I wasn’t under any medical observation, which you will be. So stay optimistic, keep your head high and remember – this will all be over soon.

 Additional Help and Info

A lot of people dread experiencing the hardships of Cymbalta withdrawal. It’s a feeling of sickness in the brain, and that can be terrifying. Fortunately, it’s not an everyday feeling and so it’s very important to remember that the side effects will decrease and eventually go away. Some people recommend various changes of diet and exercise regimes, saying that once they have changed their eating habits and began exercising, their need for Cymbalta gradually diminished until it was gone completely.

To deal with the stress the symptoms may cause you, and to better understand your condition, I recommend this book.
It contains tons of useful information that will not only get you prepared and ready to wean off Cymbalta, but will also be a great source of information if you’ve already began the process. It’s not crucial to your withdrawal or anything like that, and you’ll be fine whether you know what you’re doing or not, but it might help to ease your stress if you know what you’re dealing with and how to deal with it, and it absolutely will give you a good, clear and objective perspective on what’s happening to you.

Since most painkillers won’t help, if you’d like to try to ease your symptoms using supplements and speed up your recovery, I recommend Neuro Endure Mini. It’s a supplement for brain health that does not create a dependency so you won’t have to re-rehabilitate, and it comes in small doses (1/4 neuro endure). It treats many of the symptoms of Cymbalta withdrawal and improves general brain health, and it does so effectively and gently. You can get it here.

Ceasing to use Cymbalta is not a simple task, and it is one best preformed gradually and carefully. Do NOT go “cold turkey”, Do NOT start or stop using Cymbalta without consulting a licensed physician, and of course, if you feel ill in any way, weather in accordance to the symptoms list or not, consult a licensed physician immediately! Any other course of action would be foolish, irresponsible and potentially hazardous to your health.

If you need additional support to help you through the process, feel free to contact me. If I can make this process any easier for you, I would love to help, especially since no one was there to help me when I went through it.

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