Showing posts from March, 2012

Pregnancy May Change Mom's Brain

Time in the womb is obviously important for the development of the fetal brain. But pregnancy is also a time for changes in Mom's brain — changes that may prepare women to become better mothers.

These changes still are little-understood, concludes a review published in the December issue of the journal Current Directions in Psychological Science.

Pregnant women often complain about "pregnancy brain" or "mommy brain," a memory fog that seems to produce lost car keys and misplaced cell phones. One 2010 study suggested that high levels of sex hormones could be to blame for the frustrating lapses in concentration. But in many ways, the changes that happen in a mom-to-be's brain during pregnancy remain mysterious.

"Pregnancy is a critical period for central nervous system development in mothers," review author Laura Glynn, a psychologist at Chapman University in California, said in a statement. "Yet we know virtually nothing about it."


Scientists Cure Cancer, But No One Takes Notice

Canadian researchers find a simple cure for cancer, but major pharmaceutical companies are not interested.

Researchers at the University of Alberta, in Edmonton, Canada have recently cured cancer, yet there is but little ripple in the news or on TV. It is a simple technique using a very basic drug. The method employs dichloroacetate, which is currently used to treat metabolic disorders, so there is no concern of side effects or other long term effects.

The drug doesn’t require a patent, so anyone can employ it widely and cheaply compared to the costly cancer drugs produced by major pharmaceutical companies.

Canadian scientists tested dichloroacetate (DCA) on human cells; it killed lung, breast and brain cancer cells and left the healthy cells alone. It was tested on rats inflicted with severe tumors; their cells shrank when they were fed with water supplemented with DCA. The drug is widely available and the technique is easy to use, but why are the major drug companies not involved, …

Why is the treatment of symptoms of a recipe for disaster

The body is an integrated system, not a collection of organ divided by medical specialty. Future Medicine connects everything. Dr. Mark Hyman

Just because you treated your symptoms do not mean that you are healthy. If you think that your doctor has control over your health problems because of the medication prescribed for them - you are absolutely wrong! The doctors are very well trained to treat symptoms, but not to detect the cause - an imbalance that leads to illness. Why is this a problem? So it's like to remove batteries from smoke detectors instead of trying to find where the fire.

Doctors working properly, such as Dr. Mark Hyman, are interested in all the symptoms, because they are indicators of deeper imbalances. When you find and correct imbalances and deeper - the symptoms disappear. This approach is called functional or integrated medicine because it looks at all parts of the body, not just the individual organs. Unfortunately, much of conventional medicine does …