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Ampalaya for diabetes? – 3 January 13, 2009

Posted by paripl110707 in Ampalaya Derivatives, Ampalaya Vegetables, Anti-diabetic medications, Food Supplement, Herbal Alternative, Hippocratic Oath, Pills, Tea, Treatment for Diabetes.
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First, Do No Harm

 

While it might be a bitter pill to swallow for some people, especially for the entrepreneurs marketing “food supplements,” we have to face the fact that ampalaya derivatives (pills, tea, etc.) have not been fully proven to be totally effective, by themselves, as sole treatment for diabetes, to warrant abandonment of the physician prescribed proprietary or generic drugs for diabetes. That is a fact the Department of Health and all health providers should accept.

Furthermore, the DOH must explain and qualify its new circular as clearly as possible for public safety. Not to do so would be to trivialize and denigrate the sanctity of the healer’s precept of primum non nocere (first, do no harm) in treating living beings, the basic tenet of the Hippocratic Oath which all physicians took as they were sworn into the practice of medicine. Not doing so would also be a great disservice to the patients and a potential grave risk to people’s lives.

 

The Message

The January 29, 2008 circular of the Department of Health should be carefully understood with all its medical subtleties. The fact is while ampalaya could be an aid in the treatment of diabetes, the ampalaya vegetable alone, and/or the ampalaya preparations being marketed as a treatment or “cure” for diabetes, alone and in themselves, are NOT effective enough to replace the anti-diabetic medications prescribed by the physician. Before using or shifting to this herbal alternative, patients should first discuss this thoroughly with their attending physician. To do otherwise would be foolhardy and dangerous.

Ref: dailyinquirer

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Vitamin B12 neutralizes MSG December 27, 2008

Posted by paripl110707 in Arachidonic, Cancer Cell, Healthy Diet, Monosodium Glutamate, Nerve Toxic, Quality of Life, Vascular risk, Wrong Food, Youtful Life.
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SCIENTIFIC knowledge is out there but is not being translated into clinical settings, according to Bill Faloon, editor of Life Extension Magazine based in the United States.

Medicine today is challenged to focus on prevention rather than just cure, teach patients to be more cooperative with their doctors, and seek better ways to improve the quality of life of patients.

Wrong food

Eating the wrong kind of food increases one’s risk of contracting a disease. Conversely, having a healthy diet promotes a long and youthful life. For example: Cancer cells in your body will multiply if you continue to eat the wrong food such as sweets, protein and processed goods. However, they will decrease and eventually die if you consume highly alkaline food like vegetables and fruits. The following will feed/increase your cancer and vascular risks: steak, baked potato, fatty salad dressing and green dessert.

Why? If the steak is not organic, chances are it is loaded with monosodium glutamate, considered a nerve toxic; vegetable oil in the dressing (soybean, soya, corn, sunflower) is high in omega-six fatty acid, which is converted into arachidonic acid by the body and causes inflammation; if the vegetables are not organic, they may be laced with pesticides.

Avoid fatty dairy products, organs and red meat. Eat more fish and fish oil to increase omega-three intake. Other sources: flaxseed oil and virgin olive oil (Some olive oils are mixed with other oils to bring down the selling price).

Ref: dailyinquirer