Posted by: healthsense | March 1, 2010

Could you be deficient in this essential mineral?

An estimated 83% of Americans are deficient in magnesium, which is needed for over 350 enzymatic functions in the human body. If you have any of these symptoms, you may be deficient.
Bone spurs
Heart Palpitations
Achilles Tendonitis
Calcific tendonitis
Insomnia or Restless Sleep
Wake up Tired
Back Pain
Stiff and Aching Muscles
Bones continue to go out of Alignment
Migraine Headaches
Cluster Headaches
Weakness – Hypoglycemia
High Blood Pressure
Heart Condition
Kidney Stones
Accelerated Aging
Heart Attack History
Irregular Heartbeat
Aggressive Behavior
Attention Deficit Disorder
Chronic Fatigue
Jump at Sudden Sounds
High-strung, Jittery
Muscle Weakness
Muscle Tics or Twitches
Muscle Cramps
Muscle Spasms or Quivers
Pregnancy-related Symptoms
Angina Pectoris
(Sharp Chest Pains and a feeling of being Suffocated)
Exhausted from Physical Work or Exercise
Fading Memory, Senility
Leg Cramps
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Posted by: healthsense | January 27, 2009

iodine…the missing link

In recent years, there’s been an increase in obesity and developmental disorders. this may be the reason why…

A severe iodine deficiency can cause hypothyroidism, and even developmental brain disorders (gee, could this explain the rise in autism?) and severe goiter. Less severe iodine deficiency is linked to hypothyroidism, thyroid enlargement (goiter) and hyperthyroidism. At the other end of the spectrum, excessive iodine intake — both severe and moderate — is also associated with hypothyroidism and goiter. Insufficient iodine is, in fact, considered is the most common — yet also most preventable — cause of brain damage throughout the world, with 1.6 billion people at risk.
Children with iodine deficiency and its resulting hypothyroidism can suffer from stunted growth, with mental retardation and problems in movement, speech or hearing. Worldwide, iodine deficiency actually affects some 50 million children. When a woman with iodine deficiency becomes pregnant, she risks miscarriage, stillbirth and mental retardation in her baby. Even what’s considered a mild iodine deficiency can hamper the growth of children’s brains, reduce their IQ, and cause learning disabilities. Symptoms of hypothyroidism include: ____ I am gaining weight inappropriately
____ I’m unable to lose weight with diet/exercise
____ I am constipated, sometimes severely
____ I have hypothermia/low body temperature (I feel cold when others feel hot, I need extra sweaters, etc.)
____ I feel fatigued, exhausted
____ Feeling run down, sluggish, lethargic
____ My hair is coarse and dry, breaking, brittle, falling out
____ My skin is coarse, dry, scaly, and thick
____ I have a hoarse or gravely voice
____ I have puffiness and swelling around the eyes and face
____ I have pains, aches in joints, hands and feet
____ I have developed carpal-tunnel syndrome, or it’s getting worse
____ I am having irregular menstrual cycles (longer, or heavier, or more frequent)
____ I am having trouble conceiving a baby
____ I feel depressed
____ I feel restless
____ My moods change easily
____ I have feelings of worthlessness
____ I have difficulty concentrating
____ I have more feelings of sadness
____ I seem to be losing interest in normal daily activities
____ I’m more forgetful lately

I also have the following additional symptoms, which have been reported more frequently in people with hypothyroidism:

____ My hair is falling out
____ I can’t seem to remember things
____ I have no sex drive
____ I am getting more frequent infections, that last longer
____ I’m snoring more lately
____ I have/may have sleep apnea
____ I feel shortness of breath and tightness in the chest
____ I feel the need to yawn to get oxygen
____ My eyes feel gritty and dry
____ My eyes feel sensitive to light
____ My eyes get jumpy/tics in eyes, which makes me dizzy/vertigo and have headaches
____ I have strange feelings in neck or throat
____ I have tinnitus (ringing in ears)
____ I get recurrent sinus infections
____ I have vertigo
____ I feel some lightheadedness
____ I have severe menstrual cramps

If you have a sensitivity to iodine or have hashimotos disease, you should get treated by NAET (see as this is an essential nutrient. However, It’s pretty safe ingesting iodine through food sources, but when you go for supplementation–well, that’s another story. You can overdose on it quite easily. Allergies to iodine seem to be common. So supplement with supervision on this one.

Food Sources of Iodine:




Lima beans



Sea salt and fortified salt


Sesame seeds



Summer squash

Swiss chard

Turnip greens

Are you getting enough of these in your diet?

Posted by: healthsense | November 5, 2008

So what can we do about Estrogen Dominance?

Here’s one solution. .

Posted by: healthsense | November 5, 2008

In the past 40 years, we have seen a dramatic rise in female-related illnesses never seen before in history. Today, we see the age of puberty (menarche) dropping precipitously to as low as 10 years of age, endometriosis afflicting 10% of all perimenopausal women; Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS), rising and afflicting close to 30% of perimenopausal women, uterine fibroids affecting close to 25 % of women from age 35 to 50, and breast cancer afflicting close to 10% of all women.  Being a woman in the 21st century is certainly a high risk profession. Navigating through this hazardous profession is not easy. Imagine having endometriosis, PMS and fibrocystic breasts when you were young, progressing to uterine fibroids, hysterectomy, misguided hormone replacement and ultimately breast cancer as your menopause approaches. The very thought of this journey can send chills up through anyone’s spine. Fortunately, scientific evidence is mounting that hormone disruption is the key cause of all these seemingly separate but related diseases.

For too long, we have ignored the importance of hormone balance. For too long, physicians have been misguided on the real truth on hormonal balance. Now, we know that the common thread in many female hormone diseases such as those mentioned above is a little known condition known as estrogen dominance. The underlying problem is a relative excess of estrogen and an absolute deficiency in progesterone. In the west, the prevalence of estrogen dominance syndrome approaches 50 percent in women over 35 years old.

Here are some typical complaints from patients having estrogen dominance:

    – My breasts are swollen and getting bigger.

    – I can’t put on my rings on my fingers.

    – I am more impatient now than ever.

    – People tell me I am too bossy.

    – I am getting cramps again like when I was younger.

    – I just cannot have my period.

    – I miss my periods regularly.

    – My periods come irregularly.

    – I get scared when I see large clots during my period.

    – I have Pre-Menstrual Syndrome (PMS).

    – When I get a hug, my breast hurts.

    – I have fibroids.

    – I have endometriosis.

    – I cannot fit into my shoes.

    – I have a cyst in my breast.

    – I feel tired all the time.

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Posted by: healthsense | November 5, 2008

More on Americas fastest growing epidemic

Estrogen Dominance

Natural progesterone is produced by the corpus luteum after ovulation and balances the side effects of otherwise unopposed estrogen.

Under influences of anovulatory cycles, menopause, stress and dietary antagonists, progesterone production ceases or is suppressed and the effects of Estrogen Dominance, can be observed. Many women experience otherwise unexplained weight gain from the lack of progesterone that is required for proper thyroid function.*

It is also important that we distinguish Natural Progesterone from Yam extract and from its counterparts in the drug industry – PROGESTINS. Although these drugs are commonly referred to as progesterone, this is a misnomer. In some ways they mimic the effects of progesterone in the body, but in other important ways they gravely interfere with natural progesterone and can create and exacerbate hormone related health problems, and be a primary contributor to the condition referred to as Estrogen Dominance:

  • Increased Body Fat

  • Interference with Thyroid Hormone Activity (hypo-thyroid)

  • Depression & Headaches

  • Salt and Water Retention

  • Blood Sugar Irregularities (Food Cravings)

  • Reduced Oxygen in All Cells

  • Decreased Libido (Sex Drive)

  • Loss of Zinc and Retention of Copper

  • Excessive Blood Clotting

  • Increased Risk of Breast Cancer

  • Reduced Vascular Tone

  • Increased Risk of Endometrial Cancer

  • Endometriosis

  • Uterine Cramping

  • Infertility

  • Increased Risk of Uterine Cancer

When the above list of ill-effects is compared to the benefits of Natural Progesterone, we see a nearly one-to-one correlation.

Symptoms of Estrogen Dominance


Estrogen dominance is a term coined by Dr. John Lee in his first book on natural progesterone. It describes a condition where a woman can have deficient, normal or excessive estrogen, but has little or no progesterone to balance its effects in the body. Even a woman with low estrogen levels can have estrogen dominance symptoms if she doesn ‘t have any progesterone.


The symptoms and conditions associated with estrogen dominance are:

  • Acceleration of the aging process
  • Allergies, including asthma, hives, rashes, sinus congestion
  • Autoimmune disorders such as lupus erythematosis and thyroiditis, and possibly Sjoegren’s disease
  • Breast cancer
  • Breast tenderness
  • Cervical dysplasia
  • Cold hands and feet as a symptom of thyroid dysfunction
  • Copper excess
  • Decreased sex drive
  • Depression with anxiety or agitation
  • Dry eyes
  • Early onset of menstruation
  • Endometrial (uterine) cancer
  • Fat gain, especially around the abdomen, hips and thighs
  • Fatigue
  • Fibrocystic breasts
  • Foggy thinking
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Hair Loss
  • Headaches
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Increased blood clotting (increasing risk of strokes)
  • Infertility
  • Irregular menstrual periods
  • Irritability
  • Insomnia
  • Magnesium deficiency
  • Memory loss
  • Mood swings
  • Osteoporosis
  • Polycystic ovaries
  • Premenopausal bone loss
  • PMS
  • Prostate cancer
  • Sluggish metabolism
  • Thyroid dysfunction mimicking hypothyroidism
  • Uterine cancer
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Water retention, bloating
  • Zinc deficiency


Strictly speaking, it’s possible that we are all — men, women and children — suffering a little from estrogen dominance, because there is so much of it in our environment. You would have to virtually live in a bubble to escape the excess estrogens we’re exposed to through pesticides, plastics, industrial waste products, car exhaust, meat, soaps and much of the carpeting, furniture and paneling that we live with indoors every day. You may have on-and-off sinus problems, headaches, dry eyes, asthma or cold hands and feet for example, and not know to attribute them to your exposure to xenohormones. Over time the exposure will cause more chronic problems such as arthritis and premenopause symptoms, and may be a direct or indirect cause of cancer.

Posted by: healthsense | October 23, 2008

Can Birth Order Determine Your Career?

Can Birth Order Determine Your Career?

By Rachel Zupek, writer

Ah, sibling rivalry. Relentless competition, name-calling, hair-pulling and blame-shifting plague households with two or more children everywhere. Can’t we all just get along?

Well, sure, sometimes. But the reality is that all siblings aren’t created equal and they don’t get treated as such. Firstborns, for example, often get shafted because parents are stricter with them, while later-born kids might have fewer rules. And everyone knows that the youngest seems to get away with murder because parents have seen it all before. And where’s the middle child in all of this? Forgotten or overlooked.

Depending on birth position, there are special roles within families, leading to different adaptation patterns and different personalities, says Ben Dattner, a New York City-based organizational psychologist. As a result of a stricter upbringing, for example, firstborn children tend to be more extroverted and confident, while second-born kids are more rebellious and open to new experiences, he says. The youngest child is usually the most creative and can be manipulative to get his or her way.

Clearly, birth order affects personality, but what about career advancement and success? Several studies show that firstborns and only children usually reach higher educational goals, obtain greater prestige and acquire more net worth, while the middle child is likely to struggle a bit more.

“A child’s position in the family impacts his personality, his behavior, his learning and ultimately, his earning power,” says Michael Grose, author of “Why First Borns Rule the World and Last Borns Want to Change It.” “Most people have an intuitive knowledge that birth order somehow has an impact on development, but they underestimate how far-reaching and just how significant that impact is. ”

Here’s a look at the effect birth order may have on you:


Personality: Firstborns are ambitious, assertive, dominant and disciplined compared with their younger siblings. They’re determined to succeed yet fearful of losing position and rank, and are defensive about errors and mistakes, Dattner says.

Compensation: A recent survey by found that workers who were the firstborn child in their families were more likely to earn $100,000 or more annually compared with their siblings.

Professions: The oldest tend to pursue vocations that require higher education, like medicine, engineering or law. Firstborns from the survey reported working in jobs in government, engineering, pharmacy and science. Ohio State University researchers found firstborn children were more likely to pursue “intellectual” jobs.

Job level: Workers who are firstborn are more likely to report holding a vice president or senior management position, according to the survey.

Famous firstborns: Oprah Winfrey, Hillary Clinton, Winston Churchill, Sylvester Stallone and Bill Clinton.


Personality: Middle children are good at negotiation, peacemaking and compromise, Dattner says. They are easygoing and diplomatic and are usually closer to friends than family.

Compensation: More middle children identified themselves as earning $35,000 or less per year than firstborn or youngest children, according to the survey.

Professions: Middles tend to have excellent negotiating and people skills — anything that employs these skills is a great fit. Middle children from the survey said they work in nursing, law enforcement, firefighting and machine operation.

Job level: Middle children were more likely to identify with professional and technical staff level positions in the survey. They also reported being the most satisfied with their current positions.

Famous middles: David Letterman, Richard Nixon, Madonna and Princess Diana.


Personality: Youngest children love the limelight and are used to sitting in it. They are charming and creative, have a good sense of humor and manipulate others when they want to get their way.

Compensation: Last borns were the least likely to report earning six figures, according to the survey.

Professions: Youngest children often gravitate toward artistic and outdoor jobs, according to the OSU survey. They’re also successful in journalism, advertising, sales and athletics. Those who responded to the survey reported working in art, design, sales and information technology.

Job level: The majority of last borns in the survey held administrative and clerical level positions. They also reported being the least satisfied in their current jobs.

Famous younglings: Jim Carrey, Billy Crystal, Steve Martin, Cameron Diaz and Rosie O’Donnell.

Only children:

Personality: Only children are similar to firstborns in that they are motivated to conform to parental expectations, Dattner says. They are also achievement-oriented and successful in school and have problems delegating work. Research shows they are more confident, articulate and imaginative than other children. They also hate criticism and tend to be perfectionists.

Famous only children: Jack Welch, Tiger Woods, Alan Greenspan and Maria Sharapova.


Personality: Because of their equal status in terms of their age — and, if they’re identical, their genes — twins are usually treated the same and turn out similarly. They tend to have different personalities and interests, but are closer to each other than other siblings and tend to have less conflict with each other than other siblings, Dattner says.

Famous twins: Abigail and Esther Friedman (“Dear Abby” and “Ann Landers”); Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen; Joel and Benji Madden; and Jenna and Barbara Bush.

Rachel Zupek is a writer and blogger for She researches and writes about job search strategy, career management, hiring trends and workplace issues.

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Posted by: healthsense | October 17, 2008

The cause for many chronic illnesses. . .

Dr. David Brownstein, M.D., one of the foremost American practitioners of conventional as well as holistic medicine, has some urgent health information that could dramatically affect your health and well-being. Please take a moment to read his information below.

“Now You Can Slow Down, Halt, or Even Reverse the Progression of Arthritis”
See How You Can Feel Better — With
Less Joint Pain and Stiffness, and Enjoy
Life to the Fullest Again… Naturally!

Special 2008 Health Update
by Christopher Ruddy
Newsmax CEO

Dear Friend of Newsmax,

If you or someone you love suffers from arthritis, I’m sure you already understand what a devastating challenge this sinister condition can pose to your health.

Over thirty two million Americans suffer with some type of arthritis. Perhaps you’re one of them…

And unfortunately, the great majority of folks with arthritis are unaware of the newest treatment options — options to help you slow, stop, or even reverse the progression of arthritis, and once again experience life with all the joy you used to have.

Finally, a well-respected medical doctor has the guts to tell you about your options. All of them…

And he even wants to give you a FREE 233-page book (a $20 Value) detailing his cutting-edge cures for:

Arthritis (including inflammatory diseases like rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis)
Chronic fatigue syndrome
Fibromyalgia (a common problem with widespread muscle pain, tender trigger points, and poor sleep)
Gulf War Syndrome
Thyroid disease
Lupus or other autoimmune disorders
Multiple sclerosis
Crohn’s disease
And many others…
Shockingly, you’ll hear that a combination of antibiotics and natural therapies could be the answer to your arthritis or chronic illness woes — plus, he proves it beyond any doubt…

I’ve seen the evidence to back it up myself. And you will too. In just a minute, you’ll read the stories of some of the patients whose lives have literally been saved by this doctor over the last 20 years.

What’s more, he did it with NO risky procedures, NO mutilating surgery, and NO scary side effect-laden prescription drugs that haven’t even originated naturally on our planet.

And here’s what’s really astounding…

Medical Shocker: Arthritis and Many Chronic Illnesses May be Caused by INFECTION!
That’s right. If you suffer from arthritis or other chronic disease, you can finally discover how the use of small amounts of antibiotics can be added to a holistic program to help your body fight back and recover — successfully. All because of a little bacteria called mycoplasma.

About David Brownstein, M.D.

Dr. David Brownstein is a Board-Certified family physician and is one of the foremost American practitioners of holistic medicine.

He is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Wayne State University School of Medicine. Currently, he is the Medical Director of the Center for Holistic Medicine in West Bloomfield, MI.

Dr. Brownstein has authored eight books on natural health:

Drugs That Don’t Work and Natural Therapies That Do!
Overcoming Thyroid Disorders
Overcoming Arthritis
The Miracle of Natural Hormones
The Guide to Healthy Eating
Salt Your Way to Health
Iodine: Why You Need It, Why You Can’t Live Without It
The Guide to a Gluten-Free Diet
In addition, Dr. Brownstein has lectured internationally to physicians and others about his success in using natural hormones, and nutritional and holistic therapies in his practice.

You’ll never get this information from mainstream medicine. You need a man — a doctor — on your side.

Let me introduce to you Dr. David Brownstein, who is definitely in your corner.

Dr. Brownstein is an unusual doctor. Here’s why…

Back in the early stages of his life as a family physician, he found himself in an uncomfortable position. Bound by his oath to “first do no harm”, he found himself prescribing a multitude of drugs to treat a multitude of symptoms.

And that didn’t sit well with him. He began to lose sleep wondering what on earth he was doing.

Then one night, he woke up his wife to tell her that he wasn’t sure he even wanted to be a doctor anymore.

Plus, he had this patient named Ellis…

The Story of Ellis
Ellis, age 61, had his first heart attack when he was only 41 years old.

He had his first bypass surgery at age 48 and then a second one at 55. Following that, two angioplasties at ages 58 and 60. He had an 18-year history of angina, and seriously high cholesterol.

Ellis felt terrible. He looked like he was about to die.

He was overweight and had no energy — he was tired all the time. And no matter what Dr. Brownstein tried, his conventional medical treatment was not helping him.

Fortunately, Ellis survived long enough for Dr. Brownstein to help him. And that made all the difference in the world.

You see, Ellis was his father.

Just imagine how you would feel, after years and years of medical school and residency, only to find that the very medical training you’d been taught could not help your own father…

In his frustration, Dr. Brownstein began to search for new ways to help his patients, including Ellis.

A chiropractor he happened to meet did him a great favor. He introduced him to a book by famed natural healer Jonathan Wright, M.D. — Healing With Nutrition.

Inspired by Dr. Wright’s success in using natural therapies to treat and prevent illness, Dr. Brownstein began to focus on new, natural therapies that weren’t taught in medical school.

Almost immediately, Ellis began to feel better. His 20-year history of angina resolved within two weeks — never to return. Within eight weeks, his cholesterol dropped from a whopping 350 mg/dl to under 200. And best of all, he never felt or looked better.

What’s more, his father’s story was not unique.

People with heart disease, hormonal problems, thyroid disease, cancer, depression, and other illnesses achieved radical improvement, sometimes even complete resolution of their condition with Dr. Brownstein’s integrative and holistic strategies.

But because arthritis is so prevalent today (it’s the leading cause of disability and affects 1 in 8 people), Dr. Brownstein wants you to have his book Overcoming Arthritis. And at no charge, not even a shipping fee.

Get Your Arthritis Book Now. A $20 Value, FREE!

I’ll share the details in a minute, but first I’m sure you’d like to see the proof I told you about earlier…

Rheumatoid Arthritis:
All Symptoms Disappear!
George, age 48, suffered with rheumatoid arthritis for five years. One day, he just woke up with joint pain. Since that day, he never felt well. His hands always ached and his fingers became swollen for no reason.

Dr. Brownstein quickly discovered that there was actually a bacterial infection at the heart of George’s arthritic symptoms, so he treated him with the antibiotic Minocin. (You’ll see that many antibiotics are, at heart, natural products.)

George began to improve.

As George points out, “When I started the antibiotic, I immediately got better. The swelling began to go down and the stiffness was much better.”

This, however, wasn’t the end of the story. George found that his arthritis symptoms would worsen when he ate certain foods.

Through a simple non-invasive procedure (that you’ll discover in your free copy of Overcoming Arthritis,) Dr. Brownstein diagnosed George as having an allergy, not only to dairy products, but to calcium as well. And he used the same safe procedure to treat and immediately clear George of his allergies.

As George will share with you, his rheumatoid arthritis symptoms have completely resolved. And he remains symptom free, two years after starting treatment.

But the same bacteria that plagues many arthritis sufferers has also been linked to chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia, diseases that afflict an estimated 3-6 million people in the U.S. alone.

Chronic Fatigue: Defeated!
Patti, age 41, began suffering from a mild case of chronic fatigue at age 26. Within a year, she started developing joint pain. First her thumb was sore. This went away, but then her arm started hurting. After a few days, the arm pain went away, but then a different joint would start hurting.

After the birth of her son eight years ago, the pain and fatigue intensified. Her hands were so swollen, she had difficulty changing her son’s diapers.

Patti went to a rheumatologist, who diagnosed her with rheumatoid arthritis and told her this autoimmune disease was only going to get worse.

By the time she saw Dr. Brownstein, Patti could barely walk.

He placed her on a regimen of specific vitamins and minerals (you’ll see what they are in the book). He also started her on treatment with an antibiotic for the bacterial infection that was at the root of her condition. Plus some natural hormones, including natural thyroid, DHEA, natural progesterone, and natural testosterone.

Soon after starting the treatments, Patti said “…I finally felt like the fight was over. I quickly put the wheelchair away, as I no longer needed it.”

By the way, now she says “I can’t believe how much better I feel. My husband just bought me a tandem bike, and we have started bicycle riding. Can you believe it? Me bicycle riding with my family! The fatigue is totally gone…”

Dr. Brownstein will tell you that Patti’s story is not unusual…

Fibromyalgia: 95% Resolved!
Kim, a 38-year-old sales rep, suffered with fibromyalgia for over six years — since the time she had a severe case of the flu. She couldn’t understand why her muscles always ached, and why she had headaches all the time.

She felt like she’d aged 40 years since becoming ill, and relied on non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) and sleeping pills to help her sleep at night.

When she came to see Dr. Brownstein, he noticed that she had cold hands and feet, dry skin, hair loss, irregular and painful menstrual periods — all signs of a hormonal balance. He diagnosed her with hypothyroidism, and also found that she had a bacterial infection with mycoplasma.

Kim received treatment for hypothyroidism with natural thyroid hormones and oral antibiotics for the mycoplasma infection. In addition, she was treated with specific vitamins, mineral and herbs.

“Dr. Brownstein’s approach to disease treatment and prevention will stimulate you to follow his recommendations. You will be much healthier if you do.”

— Jonathan V. Wright, M.D.
Natural Healing
Expert & Author

Her improvement was dramatic. Within seven days, Kim began to feel better.

As she said: “It was a miracle. I began to feel better right away. The aching in my muscles immediately began to subside. I began to get my energy level back and started exercising again. I haven’t been able to exercise at all for the past six years because it fatigued me too much.”

Now, two years later, Kim feels 95% better. She claims, “I feel like I have my life back and I feel like I can do anything.”

I’d like you to have your life back, and feel like you can do anything, too. All you need is the right information. Go Here Now.

What You’ll Discover in Your Free Book,
Overcoming Arthritis
In this 233-page easy-to-read book (that sells for $19.95), you’ll see how modern holistic treatments can cure arthritis, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome and many other common conditions.

You’ll discover:

How conventional medicine does not understand the cause of many chronic illnesses such as arthritis (See how to save yourself from the risks of powerful steroids and toxic chemotherapeutic agents that many doctors prescribe because they don’t know what else to do)…
Exactly where to go to find help from a doctor trained and knowledgeable about conditions such as hormonal imbalances and natural arthritis cures (Only 1 person in 1000 knows about this valuable resource)…
Why the use of antibiotics as a treatment for arthritis has been basically ignored for over 50 years (Don’t be hoodwinked by the use of cortisone instead — avoid its adverse effects, including cataracts, osteoporosis, diabetes, high blood pressure, and many more)…
Two tests you must have done if you have a chronic illness such as arthritis…
The single hormone found significantly lacking in nearly 100% of people with autoimmune disorders such as ulcerative colitis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, M.S., and many others (Plus, how you can find a pharmacist trained in compounding natural hormones)…
How joint stiffness — especially early morning stiffness — is one of the cardinal signs of dehydration (And how, if you have a chronic disease, you are almost guaranteed to be dehydrated)…
Why fibromyalgia, with its severe muscle pain, is such a difficult condition to treat (And nearly impossible to overcome unless this one factor is addressed)…
Dr. Brownstein’s specific recommendations (with dosages) for nutrient deficiencies…
How to test and treat for heavy metal toxicity (Great to boost your immune system — and imperative if you suffer from chronic illness)…
Plus, many more health-saving tips and strategies…
To jumpstart your health education, you’ll receive your own book on Overcoming Arthritis absolutely free, with your no-risk charter subscription to Dr. Brownstein’s Natural Way to Health — the brand-new newsletter from Newsmax.

An Unprecedented Source of
Healing Information
Dr. Brownstein’s Natural Way to Health is different from any other source of health information you’ve seen previously — 100% focused on crucial issues affecting you and those you care about. It’s loaded cover to cover with, not only the most recent insights on emerging natural therapies, but also with the best of safe conventional medical care — and so much more.

All delivered directly to your email inbox — or your door — each and every month.
No matter what health issue you may be coping with, you’ll discover every issue of Dr. Brownstein’s newsletter to be an outstanding source of useful suggestions to help you enjoy a fun-filled, active life.

Don’t Miss Out on Key Health
Information that Could Save Your Life
The best medicine certainly doesn’t come in bottles…

In fact, the best medicine is — information. As a charter subscriber to Dr. Brownstein’s Natural Way to Health, you’ll grab priceless insights that can make a crucial difference in your own life, and gain a clear-as-crystal overview of the most promising natural health strategies.

Each monthly issue of Dr. Brownstein’s Natural Way to Health will include:

Comprehensive Reports. Each issue will include one in-depth (but easy to read) report focused on a vital and timely health topic. You’ll gain a crystal-clear overview of the most promising holistic and medical strategies to help conditions such as:
Arthritis and autoimmune disorders
Thyroid disorders
Heart disease and elevated cholesterol
Hormonal disturbance (in both sexes)
Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome
Gastrointestinal disorders
Breast and prostate cancer
And many more
Truth or Lies? Just like me, I’m sure you hear news reports about various health issues on a daily basis. Which ones should you believe? Every month, Dr. Brownstein will discuss several recent health items in the news, and share with you his insights on whether or not what you’ve heard is the real truth — or not.
Case Studies. After treating thousands of patients with integrative health programs combining the best of the medical and alternative health worlds, Dr. Brownstein has developed a massive collection of case studies that he’s eager to share with you. You can use this real-world information to better your own health, and to prevent making some of the mistakes these patients made before they came to see him (many of them at their absolute wit’s end).
Here’s an example:

Arthritic Joint Pain: Gone!

Patricia, age 48, had been suffering from rheumatoid arthritis for ten years. This insidious disease had taken over her life. Her hands were swollen and aching every morning — some morning she had trouble getting out of bed.

She had to take non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs on a daily basis to help reduce the pain. However, as she lamented, “The medicine rips up my stomach, but I have to take it or I am in constant pain. I feel as if I am an old lady already. I have no energy to do anything.”

Dr. Brownstein immediately noted that Patricia had poor muscle tone. After checking her serum hormone levels, he fund that her DHEA level was quite low. He put her on a treatment plan of DHEA and some dietary changes, along with supplement therapies.

Patricia made a remarkable recovery and her DHEA improved to a healthy level. As she says: “Within two weeks of beginning the DHEA, I noticed an immediate improvement. The swelling began to go down and my energy began to increase. I started to feel like my old self again.”

Oh, by the way, Patricia is now able to do volunteer work and even yoga. She has regained all the energy she felt was missing, and her arthritic pain has subsided.

She says, “I get aches and pains now like anyone else; however, the joint pains I used to have are gone. I am just thrilled.”

Sex Life: Back to Normal!

I forgot to tell you about Patricia’s testosterone level. When Dr. Brownstein had it measured, it was so low that is wasn’t even measurable by the laboratory.

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Posted by: healthsense | October 17, 2008

Common Epidemic-estrogen dominance

It may surprise you; the reason behind your insomnia, weight gain, certain cancers, and “man-boobs”.

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Posted by: healthsense | October 4, 2008

Surprising Causes of Weight Gain

Here’s a fantastic article I found on dealing with numerous possible causes of weight gain.


Surprising Causes of Weight Gain

Why people have difficulty losing weight

From Cathy Wong, for

Updated: February 4, 2005 Health’s Disease and Condition content is reviewed by our Medical Review Board

It’s true that we gain weight when we eat more than we can burn off. But this conventional diet wisdom does not always hold true. Weight gain can also be caused by health conditions such as hypothyroidism, food sensitivity, Cushing’s syndrome, organ disease, prescription drug use, anxiety, blood sugar imbalance, and essential fatty acid deficiency.


Thyroid hormone deficiency can decrease metabolism of food, causing appetite loss and modest weight gain. Weight gain is from fat accumulation and fluid retention caused by protein deposits in the body.

Symptoms of hypothyroidism can include fatigue, lethargy, swelling of the face or around the eyes, dry, coarse skin, decreased sweating, poor memory, slow speech and hoarse voice, weakness, intolerance to cold and headache.

Essential Fatty Acid Deficiency

Essential fatty acids, such as in flaxseed oil, are good fats that are needed by the body to make hormones and maintain the body’s metabolic rate. A deficiency may cause cravings, particularly for fatty foods.

The first signs of deficiency are often dandruff, dry hair and dry, scaly skin. Deficiency is also associated with arthritis, eczema, heart disease, diabetes and premenstrual syndrome.

Food Sensitivity

Reactions to foods are not always immediate. They can occur many hours later as bloating and swelling in the hands, feet, ankles, abdomen, chin and around the eyes. Much of the weight gained is fluid retention caused by inflammation and the release of certain hormones. In addition, there is fermentation of foods, particularly carbohydrates, in the intestines which can result in a swollen distended belly and gas production.

Symptoms of food sensitivity can include headache, indigestion or heartburn, fatigue, depression, joint pain or arthritis, canker sores, chronic respiratory symptoms such as wheezing, sinus congestion or bronchitis and chronic bowel problems such as diarrhea or constipation.

Cushing’s Syndrome

Cushing’s Syndrome is a disorder caused by an excess of the hormone cortisol. Fat accumulates in the face, abdomen and upper back, often producing a characteristic rounded “moon” face and “buffalo hump”. The arms and legs usually remain slender.

Other symptoms of Cushing’s Syndrome include muscle wasting and weakness, thin skin, poor wound healing, easy bruising, purple “stretch marks” on the abdomen, menstrual irregularities, high blood pressure, glucose intolerance and hair loss in women.

Prescription Drugs

Hormone replacement therapy and oral contraceptives containing estrogen can cause fluid retention and increased appetite. Other drugs that can cause weight gain are steroids, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), antidepressants and diabetic medications.

Kidney, Heart or Liver Disease

Disease in these organs can cause fluid retention, which appears as general puffiness all over the body, especially the eyes and ankles.

Emotional Eating

Many people respond to stress or depression by eating excessively. Sources of stress may not always be apparent, but may still affect eating habits and cause weight gain.

Blood Sugar Imbalance

Eating simple, refined carbohydrates can cause rapid fluctuations in blood sugar levels. For example, eating chocolate increases the amount of sugar in the blood. The hormone insulin is released which causes sugar to be stored away and blood sugar levels to be lowered, which can trigger cravings for more sweets in order to stabilize blood sugar balance.


Weight gain can also be caused by organ enlargement, such as from an ovarian cyst, and obstruction of lymph fluid.

The above conditions must be diagnosed by a qualified health care practitioner, especially since serious disease may not always be accompanied by overt symptoms.


1. Bouchier IAD, Ellis H, Fleming PR, eds. French’s Index of Differential Diagnosis. 13th edition. Woburn, MA. Butterworth Heinemann, 1996.
2. Ott C. Surprising obstacles to weight loss. Natural Health. October 1999.
3. Seller RH. Differential Diagnosis of Common Complaints. 4th edition. Philadelphia, PA. W.B. Saunders Company, 2000.

Posted by: healthsense | October 1, 2008

Aspergers and social withdrawal

my response to a lady concerned about her aspies childs withdrawal.  not an easy thing to deal with for the mother or the child.


   " I am 30 years old and still have trouble with this. Its difficult for an aspie to interact ( especially if social phobia is involved, which you may need to address with a professional counselor). Do you know of any other aspies in your childs school? The thing that always got me through was (even though I didnt know it at the time) that all my friends were very much aspie or had aspie traits. I was not accepted by non-aspies and that was miserable. "

Many aspies are very talkative and will go on and on about life events and special interests.  These aspies are on the ADHD strand of the autism spectrum (with hyperactivity).  This group tends to be known for their artistic talent and brains.  Teachers that have been educated on aspergers syndrome can pick them out almost instantly. Then there are the wallflowers-the ones on the ADD strand without hyperactivity.  Socially withdrawn, these are the ones in the most trouble.  They are the ones that go overlooked.  They lean more toward depression and or anger.  They get teased and picked on in school and are the ones that most often are responsible for school shootings we hear so much about.  They are also the ones that most often commit suicide as teens or adults.    A special awareness needs to be brought up for these types of aspies before they hurt themselves or others.

Posted by: healthsense | October 1, 2008

Selective mutism and autism.

I had selective mutism ( failure to speak in high stress situations which for me meant anytime I left the solitude of my bedroom) as a child and still to this day am occasionally affected by it.  Contrary to what the name implies, it was hardly something I chose.  My brain just wouldnt work or communicate with my mouth and I would become totally silent.  What made it worse was that my mother would punish me if I didnt speak up and be polite, so the next time it would actually be worse because I knew what was coming afterwards.  My parents are the type that dont believe in “psycho-babble” even though I have an autistic older cousin and autistic niece, but they are more obviously autistic. . .at least to the layman that doesnt know the signs.

Did I mention that I am mildly autistic.  Yes, anxiety plays a huge role in selective mutism. . .but it also has to do with the fact that as one with autism, certain situations can be so incredibly confusing, it’s like walking in a dream (more like a nightmare).  kind of like when people talk to you, all you hear is murmering.  Charlie Brown comes to mind.  It’s like the sound you hear when his teacher would talk and the audience just hears “wha wha wha wha wha wha.”

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