Month: August 2012

Aspirin and Prostate Cancer

Dr. Weeks’ Comment:  Interleukin 8 is an inflammatory cytokine and aspirin is an anti-inflammatory agent.  Worth taking a closer look and careful read.   Aspirin May Help Men With Prostate Cancer Live Longer, Study Suggests ScienceDaily (Aug. 28, 2012) ”” Men who have been treated for prostate cancer, either with surgery or radiation, could benefit from …

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Low Dose Lithium for low white blood cell count (leukopenia)

Dr. Weeks’ Comment:   A safe and beneficial way to restore low white blood cell counts (even for people suffering from chemotherapy) has been known for years and yet is rarely recommended.  Why?      And the Side effect of low dose lithium?  Less dementia!   (sounds like good medicine to me!)   The use of lithium carbonate …

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Stay up late? Worsen risk of breast cancer.

Dr. Weeks’ Comment: I have advocated for deep, restorative sleep and here is another reason.  Note that most sleep medications “disrupt sleep architecture”  (read it in the package insert).  What does it mean to “disrupt sleep architecture”? It means to interfere with normal healthy sleep.  Yes;  sleeping drugs will make you  1) horizontal, 2) amnestic  3) …

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Oxytocin and Schizophrenia

Dr. Weeks’ Comment:   A safe and potentially beneficial agent for those suffering with schizophrenia and from anti-psychotic drugs.   Oxytocin Add on Study for Stable Schizophrenic Patients … Dose of oxytocin is based upon previous studies in humans showing improvement in schizophreniarelated changes in behavior and brain function (Kosfeld et al, 2005; Kirsch 2005; Heinrich M 2003). clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT00506909  …

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Melanoma and cancer STEM cells

Dr. Weeks’ Comment:  Good news that oncologists are focusing increasingly on cancer STEM cells which resist chemotherapy and are responsible to metastatic disease.   Ask your oncologists about cancer STEM cells.   Human Melanoma Stem Cells Identified ScienceDaily (Aug. 23, 2012) ”” Cancer stem cells are defined by three abilities: differentiation, self-renewal and their ability to …

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Green tea for cancer. (No sugar please.)

Dr. Weeks’ Comment:    When you look carefully enough, everyone is beautiful.   And when examined carefully enough, all plants will be found to possess healing properties.  They wouldn’t be surviving here on earth otherwise!  Here is some good news on green tea and its extract  EPGG.    Green tea extract ‘eradicates cancer tumours’ Powerful …

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Indian government lowers acceptable cell tower radiation to 1/10th. Smart move.

Dr. Weeks’ Comment:  Good news re public health concerns for electro-pollution: her is a  link to an Indian Government report that calls for the precautionary approach.  Why not be careful until the data is in?  Unfortunately,  the U.S. guidelines allow even higher emissions that India has been allowed.   http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2012-07-18/news/32730933_1_radiation-exposure-mobile-towers-emf Mobile Towers: Government decides to cut …

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Snake Oil and Omega 3 fatty acids….. ironic, no? :)

Dr. Weeks’ Comment:  Richard Kunin, M.D. chased this down in 1989  in the Western Journal of Medicine by demonstrating that snake oil is a better source of omega 3 fatty acids.  So, when someone dismissively refers to your doctor as a purveyor of snake oil,  smile and share the following!     Snake Oil Salesmen …

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Dr. Weeks’ Comment:   the Warburg effect (a particular metabolic pathway in carcinomas characterized by the anaerobic degradation of glucose even in the presence of oxygen (aerobic glycolysis) that leads to the production of large amounts of lactate) has been know but not utilized for decades. Anti-oxidants and starving the cancer of its nourishment (glucose/sugar!) …

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