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1. How Pycnogenol Works to Optimize Your Health

Passwater PhD, Richard Basic Health Publications ePub

The story of Pycnogenol goes back hundreds of years. Pycnogenol evolved from the pine bark and pine needle potion of Native North American medicine men. It was used to treat conditions now recognized as scurvy due to vitamin C deficiency, yet it is not a rich source of vitamin C itself. It is, however, a source of other nutrients, several of which recycle antioxidant nutrients such as vitamin C.

Antioxidants Antioxidants protect against the unwanted, disease-causing reactions of oxygen.

Scientific interest in this pine bark and pine needle tonic was stimulated by reports from Jacques Cartiers French expedition to Canada in 1535 to find a northwest passage to China. During the winter, the frozen Hudson Bay caused the expedition to stop at the Native American villages of Stadacona and Hochelaga. Because the explorers had to spend the entire winter there, they exhausted their supply of fresh foods. They soon developed scurvy.

Scurvy had already killed twenty-five members of the expedition, and fifty more were seriously ill, by the time Cartier befriended a local Native American, Chief Domagaia. The chief prepared a decoction from what was described as a conifer believed to have been pine. The bark and needles were boiled to make a tea that was drunk several times a day. The men recovered within a week or two after beginning the treatment. They didnt understand how the decoction worked at the time, but it was due to the fact that the pine needles supplied a small amount of vitamin C and the pine bark supplied vitamin Cenhancing bioflavonoids.

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117. Rectal Cancer

Mindell R.P.H. Ph.D., Earl Basic Health Publications ePub
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Appendix: Common Medications with Sexual Side Effects

Toews M.P.H., Victoria Dolby Basic Health Publications ePub

The following is a list of some of the most commonly prescribed medications that can interfere with sexual function and sexual satisfaction.

Celexa (citalopram)

Effexor (venlafaxine)

Elavil (amitriptyline)

Luvox (fluvoxamine)

Marplan (isocarboxazid)

Nardil (phenelzine)

Paxil (paroxetine)

Prozac (fluoxetine)

Tofranil (imipramine)

Zoloft (sertraline)

Note: men who suffer from premature ejaculation might benefit from the ejaculation delay caused by antidepressants in the SSRI family.

Aldactone (spironolactone)

Aldomet (methyldopa)

Calan (verapamil)

Catapres (clonidine)

Hydropres (reserpine)

Hygroton (chlorthalidone)

Hydrodiuril (hydrochlorothiazide)

Inderal (propranolol)

Ismelin (guanethidine)

Lopressor (metoprolol)

Primatene Mist

Atrovent (ipratropium bromide)

Xanax (alprazolam)

Valium (diazepam)

Ativan (lorazepam)

Librium (chlordiazepoxide)

Restoril (temazepam)

Axid (nizatidine)

Pepcid (famotidine)

Tagamet (cimetidine)

Zantac (ranitidine)

Ortho-Novum 1/35

Norinyl 1+35



Ovcon 35

Atromid-S (clofibrate)

Lopid (gemfibrozil)

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Kalena Cook, Margaret Christensen University of North Texas Press ePub

Transform Life’s Challenges

Twins, Breech, VBAC, Episiotomy,Wanting Normal,
When Natural Doesn’t Work Out, and Down Syndrome

Twins Born Naturally

Kimberly’s Story

On a Tuesday night I went to a friend’s house to play Bunco.“Oh, I can have wine tonight because on Saturday I’m getting pregnant,” I said. And just like that I was. I used the rhythm method.

My husband,Bob,and I have a four-year-old son,Max. With this second pregnancy beginning, I said to the ladies that I walk with one morning, “You know I better not be having twins ‘cause that’s not okay with me.” I was worried.

I called the birth center where Max was born.“I’m pregnant,” I said. Since it’s not my first they said,“We’ll see you at thirteen weeks.”They assume you know how to take care of yourself through the first trimester during your second pregnancy.

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6. “I Am in Charge of My Lyme Disease,”

Gormley, James Basic Health Publications ePub



What follows is a report on my own (CF) experience with Lyme disease, starting with my coming down with Lyme disease in June 1996 (even though I didn’t know I had it then) and progressing to where I am today.

In June 1996, I was visiting a friend in Bridgehampton, Long Island. As friends were busily getting ready to meet their families for a Fathers’ Day brunch, I sat outside by the pool, which was enclosed by woods, to soak up the last of the weekend rays.

The next week I developed a flat red rash on my abdomen, which basically followed the bikini line of my bathing suit. There were two oval-shaped patches running diagonally from my hip to my pubic area, which began to itch, prompting me to call my dermatologist. I also woke up that week feeling greatly fatigued and as though I had a hangover. My energy was low and I was anxious and irritable. Aside from the rash, I thought the symptoms were related to my partying weekend in the Hamptons combined with exercising in the heat and being in grad school.

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