Cancer drugs cause cancer? AIDS drugs cause AIDS?
I am DONE with this thread.
Cancer drugs cause cancer? AIDS drugs cause AIDS?
I am DONE with this thread.
5'0" female, 44 years old. Started Primal October 31, 2011, at a skinny fat 111.5 lbs. Low weight: 99.5 lb on a fast. Gained back to 115(!) on SAD chocolate, potato chips, and stress. Currently keeping food tracker.
I (try to) follow by-the-book primal as advocated by Mark Sisson, except for whey powder and a bit of cream. I advocate a two-month strict adjustment for newbies. But everybody is different and should tweak Primal to their own needs.
Actually JamesS, I would love to know your top 5 tips for weightloss. There is a lot of conflicting info on this forum, so I tend to stick to the info in Mark's book. Not asking you to refer to any of that, but if you have an opinion, I would love to hear it. Thanks
Thanks for the counterpoints on iodine JamesS.
Secondary leukemia associated with a conventional dose of etoposide: review of serial
And docetaxel that can cause leukemia:
I am not going to go through the long list of carcinogenic antineoplastic drugs. All people really have to do if they really want to learn the facts is do a little simple research.
So why did I explain all that? Because it is important to understand what the symptoms of the syndrome AIDS are. So the definition of AIDS constitutes immune suppression leading to opportunistic infections, which the virus human herpes virus type 6 variant A (HHV6-A) can do, but not HIV, and with the expanded definition the drop in CD4s below 200, which is the only thing HIV can do.
So back to AZT (zidovudine). AZT was not invented for AIDS, it was invented as a chemotherapy drug back in 1962. The drug was found to be so deadly though that it was banned for human use. When AIDS appeared it was brought back on the market in an attempt to recoup the original financial losses. As with HHV6-A, AZT can cause a complete collapse of the immune system, unlike HIV. AZT does this by destroying the bone marrow. When the bone marrow is destroyed there are no stem cells being produced to form immune cells, including CD4 cells. Once the CD4 cell counts drop below 200 an AIDS diagnosis can be given. With the decline of all other immune cells the immune system collapses leading to the formation of the opportunistic infections including the cancers Kaposi's sarcoma, lymphoma and squamous cell carcinoma.
In fact there are numerous documented cases of perfectly healthy people testing HIV+ and developing AIDS symptoms shortly after starting on AZT. There are also documented cases of people going off AZT and all their AIDS symptoms disappearing. The AMA refers to these cases though as "spontaneous remissions" rather than admitting the drug was causing the AIDS.
In one of my old Physician Desk References (PDRs) from shortly after AZT was put on the market they clearly stated that AZT could cause symptoms of AIDS. Again, AIDS is symptoms so they were admitting that AZT caused AIDS. As this fact started getting exposed though this line was removed from future PDRs.
Then there was the largest study ever conducted on AZT, the Concorde Study. This study confirmed that the use of AZT shorted the lives of people testing HIV+ rather than extending it due to the ability of AZT to completely collapse the immune system. And once again what happens when the immune system is completely collapsed? The person has a drop in CD4s low enough to be defined as having AIDS and they develop opportunistic infections that also allow for a diagnosis of AIDS.
Also note that as soon as new AIDS drugs were introduced to replace AZT as the primary drug treatment the incidence of AIDS cases immediately started declining in the U.S.
Again, all of this can be easily verified with a little simple research.
2. Exercise. Muscle burns fat even in a resting state. Therefore, the more muscle a person can develop the easier it will to lose weight. As fat is reduced this will also reduce estrogen levels that contribute to fat formation. And if the exercise is routine enough the body can learn to burn its fat stores as its primary means of energy production.
3. Diet. In my opinion the diet should be primarily low glycemic vegetables and fiber rich foods to slow glucose uptake. Meats from mammals and fowl and dairy should be limited in large part due to their hormones that promote weight gain. This includes organic. Organic may be lower in these hormones but these animals still produce their own hormones that remain in the meats and dairy. If fruits are consumed again high fiber and low glycemic.
A primarily plant based diet also has the benefit of being higher in phytoestrogens that can help reduce weight again by antagonizing real estrogens. And the fibers of the plants feed the flora that metabolize estrogen metabolites further reducing the estrogen load.
4. Digestive bitters to help improve not only digestion but also the breakdown of excess hormones by the liver that would otherwise contribute to weight gain. Note though that bitters should not be used if you have had your gallbladder removed.
Bitters also help to reduce body fat by improving liver function allowing for the increased breakdown of fat stores.
5. Drink plenty of water, especially cold water. Water helps to remove toxic wastes from the body that can otherwise be stored as fat if not processed or eliminated.
Drinking more water can also help flush out excess sodium that can cause increased weight through water retention.
Cold water causes the body to burn a significant amount of calories to warm the water up to body temperature.
And there was one forum where the forum owner was making the most bizarre claims such as acidity in the body causes the body to turn in to a puddle of goo. He is also the one that taught Grizz to believe that sunlight was acidic due to its hydrogen content. Sunlight is made up of photons, not hydrogen. Anyway, despite his claims being continually debunked by myself and several other people this guy had a strong cult-like following. His followers harassed me relentlessly on Curezone and even attacked me on on my personal message board I had at the time.
People get in to this zone of belief that they don't want challenged. If they find out what they believed for so long was a lie all along they feel like they were "taken" and this makes them angry and they lash out at the exposer.
It would be like if someone walked in to a Southern Baptist Church and started proclaiming that God and Christ are complete myths. This would not go over well at all because their belief systems are being challenged.
But it is up to the person to decide if they wish to dismiss evidence to protect their beliefs or to research the evidence to see if their belief system needs to be adjusted. I cannot force anyone to either of these. I simply present what I know and the evidence for those who are interested in the information and evidence. If I thought nobody here was interested in what I have to present I would not even waste a second here.
Besides, if everyone had the same beliefs life would be pretty boring. After all what would we have to discuss if all had the same information and all agreed with it.
I think she took my comment in stride. I appreciate your concern for her though. You are a good friend.
Also keep in mind that in order to know you are getting 150mcg you would have to be supplementing. But you will also be getting more iodine from your diet. How much will depend on the foods being consumed and how much. For example, beef and dairy tend to have a fair to high amount of iodine. Seaweeds in the diet or the use of iodized salt will also provide additional iodine. This is another reason I like micrograms of iodine as opposed to milligrams since it is hard to gauge the amount of iodine coming from diet.
I have not done too much on other health forums lately. I was very active on Curezone for over three years, but I am glad to be away from there anyway. The site has really gone downhill. The motto is "Educating instead of medicating" but the majority of the posts now are on religion, politics, Jew bashing, posting music videos, etc. and rampant personal attacks. What little is posted on health is mostly debunked BS that they refuse to let go of.
Other than that I check the Meteorite Junction board because one on my hobbies is collecting meteorites. Here is sampling of my collection I have posted:
Meteorite Junction • View topic - James' Collection