A week ago today, the unforgettable, award-winning actor Robin Williams passed away at the age of 63. While family, friends, and innumerous fans worldwide mourn the loss this beloved star, much needed awareness about depression—and just how serious an illness it can be—is rapidly spreading. Additionally, on Thursday, August 14, Robin's widow Susan Schneider revealed to the press that the comedian had been recently diagnosed with Parkinson's disease: "Robin's sobriety was intact and he was brave as he struggled with his own battles of depression, anxiety as well as early stages of Parkinson's disease, which he was not yet ready to share publicly. It is our hope in the wake of Robin's tragic passing, that others will find the strength to seek the care and support they need to treat whatever battles they are facing so they may feel less afraid."In light of this news, we wanted to take this opportunity to focus on the realities of Parkinson’s disease and … [Read more...] about What You Need to Know About Parkinson’s Disease
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According to the most recent reports from New York City public officials, there have been 10 deaths associated with Legionnaire’s disease in the South Bronx and 100 hospitalizations from this disease since the outbreak began. It isn’t the first time Legionnaire’s disease has made headlines throughout the U.S. Last December and in early January there were 12 reported cases of Legionnaire’s disease. In 2012, two deaths at the JW Marriott Chicago hotel in downtown Chicago were linked to the disease. There are an estimated 8,000 to 18,000 hospitalizations from Legionnaire’s disease every year in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Approximately five percent to 30% of cases will result in death from the disease. Legionnaire’s disease is considered a serious and oftentimes fatal lung infection or pneumonia caused by the bacteria species called Legionella pneumophila. In 1976, the disease and bacteria were named after … [Read more...] about Alternative Treatments for Legionnaire’s Disease
The young woman who had come to the Ménière’s support group was in desperate need of support. “She sat there and cried and cried,” remembers Don Lynch, the Toronto-based group’s coordinator. Between sobs, she told other members how she couldn’t even pick up her baby because of Ménière’s disease—a non-fatal but emotionally debilitating ear disorder that causes spells of vertigo, loss of balance, tinnitus (ringing in the ears), and, eventually, hearing loss. “She had to sit down and someone had to hand the baby to her, because she was falling around, really falling around,”says Lynch. “She said, ‘I can’t change the baby; I can’t put the baby to bed. I can hold the baby: that’s it.’” Faced with such pain, most people would feel helpless. Not Lynch. He tells people like the distraught woman, “There’s a life with Ménière’s.” The former … [Read more...] about Ménière’s Disease
Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn’s, IBS, and Inflammatory Bowel Disease are all being calmed and rendered mostly asymptomatic by the herb kratom — the leaf of a jungle tree, used in Southeast Asia folk medicine for centuries to treat diarrhea. Imagine that! Here’s a good article for those who are curious about the cause(s) of these dysfunctions in our digestive tract. Kratom is an herb with a natural tendency to slow the movement of food through our digestive tract. As we learn more about the 40+ alkaloids and compounds contained within this versatile tree leaf, we are finding much that might be beneficial for protection of this delicate and extremely important organ of our body. In the interest of brevity, I’m going to let the sufferers of Crohn’s Disease, IBS, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, and Ulcerative Colitis tell their own stories of how the herb kratom has helped them in ways that modern medicines and even surgery could not. One of my testimonials … [Read more...] about Reversing Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease, Herbally
Previously, I demonstrated that cholesterol is a vital component of our brain (1). Without it, our neurons cannot work properly leading to an increased risk of neurological problems such as depression, anxiety, Parkinson, and Alzheimer’s disease. The connection between Alzheimer’s disease and cholesterol is based entirely on the amyloid hypothesis. This hypothesis was first proposed in 1984 (2). It states that the accumulation of the protein amyloid (specifically Aβ42) leads to the formation of amyloid plaques in the brain which interferes with the synapses and the death of the neurons. The researchers proposed that the body cannot get rid of the toxic amyloid protein fast enough which kill the neurons. Based on this hypothesis, cholesterol is responsible of the accumulation of plaques in the brain leading to the development of the Alzheimer’s disease. Without any doubt, the presence of the amyloid plaques in the brain is a universal characteristic of this … [Read more...] about What if we are wrong about Alzheimer’s disease?