~ December 2007 - Hidden Dangers Of Acetaminophen

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  • Hidden Dangers Of Acetaminophen

    Even when used as directed, acetaminophen can lead to liver toxicity or death. Here's how to use acetaminophen safely.

    By Jay S. Cohen, MD, (Introduction by William Faloon)

    What if a dietary supplement was proven to cause liver damage, liver failure and death? What if each year, this same supplement caused 100,000 calls to poison control centers, 56,000 emergency room visits, 26,000 hospitalizations, and more than 450 deaths from liver failure alone?

    You know the answer. The FDA would immediately shut down the supplement company and seek to incarcerate the principals for life.

    What if, on the other hand, a highly profitable drug caused this much disease and death? To no one's surprise, the FDA's response is to do the equivalent of nothing.

    As we learned long ago, the FDA too often functions to protect the financial interests of pharmaceutical companies. The FDA's intentional inaction in this instance proves that this agency could care less about how many Americans suffer and die each year.

    In his eye-opening article, Dr. Jay Cohen exposes a lethal hoax that has been perpetrated on infants, children, and adults by immoral drug companies and their conspirators within the FDA.

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  • Benefits Of Bio-Identical Hormones

    New Book Reveals Benefits of Aggressive Hormone Therapy to Prevent and Treat a Wide Range of Disorders

    By Dale Kiefer

    For the past 27 years, Life Extension has interacted with pioneering physicians who have developed novel methods of treating chronic illnesses.

    While these doctors prescribe avant-garde therapies in their daily practices, their innovations too often remain unpublished and out of the public domain, thus depriving the world of vital life-saving information.

    Edward Lichten, MD, FACS, has painstakingly put in to writing the many successful protocols he has discovered in his decades of clinical practice. Among the disorders covered are congestive heart failure, type II diabetes, adrenal exhaustion, migraine, insomnia, andropause, osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, and others.

    The Textbook of Bio-Identical Hormones provides creative strategies for circumventing chronic illnesses that are not adequately treated by mainstream medicine. It will help enlighten both physicians and interested lay people about aggressive, but safe methods to combat the most prevalent health concerns of today's aging population.

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  • Future Of Nanomedicine

    By Christopher Windham

    Imagine a future when tumor cells can be directly targeted with chemotherapy, eliminating a cancer patient's systemic exposure to harmful side effects and even death from toxic chemo reactions.

    Nanotechnology scientists--with the financial help of endowed universities, the federal government, and private venture capitalists--believe that this fantasy may become a reality within our lifetimes.

    Although the debate about the validity of using nanotechnology in medicine continues, the emerging field of nanomedicine is gaining momentum in the medical device and drug-delivery arenas. As scientists explore ways of incorporating nanotechnology to treat disease and prevent illness, many believe nanomedicine has the potential to revolutionize medicine.

    The Emerging Science of Nanomedicine

    Nanomedicine, a derivative of nanotechnology, is the science of controlling molecular structures to create precise materials and devices.1 This technology centers on scientists' ability to structure these materials and devices at the molecular scale to address medical problems through research and clinical practice. These "nanodevices" and structures would then be used in human biological systems at the molecular level for monitoring and repair purposes. Physicists predict that this precise approach could be used, for example, to repair damaged tissues, such as bones, muscles, or nerves.

    "There are certain things we can do today and there are certain things we'll be able to do tomorrow," says Robert Freitas, a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Molecular Manufacturing. "For example, when we have nanorobots 20 years from now we'll be able to find all the cancers (in the bloodstream) and kill them. To build them (nanorobots) we're going to have to go through a step-by-step process."

    A nanometer is so small that it can't be seen on a conventional lab microscope. But the use of nanometer-sized devices could be effective in medicine, scientists say, as they are roughly the same size in which biological molecules and structures inside living cells operate.

    Many of today's medical tools are too large, and at the cell and molecular level are not small enough to manipulate our tiny cellular components. With more specific and precise nanotechnology tools, scientists say they'll be able to better treat and diagnose diseases often associated with aging, such as heart disease and cancer.

    Whether or not nanomedicine would ultimately be the solution to today's medical problems will be answered in two phases: the short- and long-term. Nano-based enzymes and other materials are more likely to take effect in the near future. Many of the more disease treatment-oriented benefits will likely occur in about a decade, when programmable medical nanomachines and nanorobots are developed.

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  • Hope For Autism Sufferers

    By Julius G. Goepp, MD

    More than 60 years after it was first identified, the diagnosis and treatment of autism remain challenging. This severe disability is on the rise in the United States and other industrialized countries, with rates from two to five times what they were in 1990.1 This statistic has prompted many concerned parents, physicians, and other health care providers to characterize the dramatic increase in autism as an epidemic.2,3

    Despite the widespread prevalence of autism, numerous theories regarding its causes are undergoing debate within the medical community. At this time, treatment options for the condition are varied, as physicians strive to develop a standardized, results-oriented protocol.

    Research has revealed that specific nutrients may play a key role in managing autism. In this innovative report, we present the latest scientific studies in which nutritional therapies have demonstrated benefits in combating this stubborn disease.

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  • Managing An Overactive Thyroid

    Why Hyperthyroid Patients Need Carnitine

    By Julius G. Goepp, MD

    Do you have unexplained weight loss, brittle bones (osteoporosis), difficulty sleeping, and muscle weakness?

    If so, you may be suffering from hyperthyroidism, a serious medical condition characterized by an overactive thyroid gland. One of the most feared complications of undiagnosed and untreated hyperthyroidism is the dreaded thyroid storm—a medical emergency characterized by a racing heart beat and sky-high blood pressure.

    Recently, a team of scientists discovered that the nutrient L-carnitine can play an important role in treating thyroid disease, including the potentially debilitating muscle weakness associated with hyperthyroidism. Furthermore, preliminary scientific findings suggest that L-carnitine may help protect against the lethal threat of thyroid storm.

    Here, we'll explore the remarkable scientific journey that led to L-carnitine's recognition as a key nutrient for those with hyperthyroidism.

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  • Featured Product: Endothelial Defense With Glisodin & Cocoagold

    The endothelium is the inner lining of blood vessels that regulates arterial health. The reason for so many of today’s circulatory problems is the breakdown of endothelial function and structure.

    The good news is that scientists have discovered three nutrients that have been clinically shown to help maintain healthy endothelial function and arterial circulation.

    1. Pomegranate restores healthy blood flow

    In a group of aging humans with risk factors for cardiovascular events, pomegranate or placebo was ingested on a daily basis. After twelve months, blood flow through the carotid arteries improved 44% in the pomegranate group, whereas carotid blood flow worsened by 9% in the placebo group.1

    In another similar group, pomegranate or placebo was ingested daily. After only three months, coronary artery blood flow improved by 18% in the pomegranate group, but worsened by 17% in the placebo group.2 A standardized pomegranate extract is one of the three active components of the new Endothelial Defense formula.

    2. Cocoa rapidly improves endothelial function

    Endothelial function can be evaluated by using a sensitive ultrasound test to assess blood flow velocity. In a controlled human study, arterial blood flow improved by 37% following ingestion of standardized cocoa polyphenols and this persisted about eight hours. This same study showed a 36% decrease in undesirable platelet activation in the cocoa polyphenol groups.3 The cocoa polyphenols appear to exert their beneficial effect by enhancing endothelial nitric oxide. The age-related depletion of nitric oxide is considered a major impediment to healthy arterial blood flow. A standardized cocoa polyphenol extract is the second active component of the new Endothelial Defense formula.

    3. SOD protects against nitric oxide degradation

    Aging results in a reduction of our body’s production of the critical antioxidant called superoxide dismutase (SOD). One consequence of SOD depletion is excess degradation of endothelial nitric oxide. An orally active superoxide dismutase (SOD) called GliSODin® has been clinically proven to support healthy arterial function and structure…while boosting levels of the body’s most powerful antioxidant enzymes (SOD and catalase).4-7

    Studies show that damaging carotid artery thickness increases by 0.04 mm every 10 years. However, the recent study with GliSODin® suggests that 2.8 years of supplementation may turn back the clock on 10 years of age-related damage due to carotid artery wall thickening.8 The third ingredient of the new Endothelial Defense formula is the patented GliSODin® in the identical dose used in the successful human study.

    In response to these of research findings, the Endothelial Defense formula has been upgraded to provide the three best documented nutrients to help maintain healthy arterial blood flow.
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