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Old 04-05-2013, 11:40 AM   #31
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Hello and hugs to all. I am limited to phone web right now. Never coild get the hang of typing with one finger. Don.t know much about thyroid but Bev mentioned accupuncture meridian which reminded me to get out my reflexology book. The pressure points for colon, thyroid, intestines etc. are all on the front of the body and easy to massage. I am a big fan of turmeric for inflamation. Had an idea that a garlic clove might kill bacteria at the source but not sure if holding it on the tooth would cause burning.. Will be lurking.
Will have to look that up. I do the reflexology on the foot after watching a Dr Oz and I massage the area on my foot related to the colon, but will look up the others. I am big on turmeric too (with the combo of black pepper) and eat it on my eggs, daily. Interesting thought on the garlic. I might give it a whirl. I have been putting a few drops of Colloidal silver on the gum area, but I could alternate that with garlic. Smelly old breath and all!!

Thanks for the suggestions, hope you are on the mend.
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sungoddess- have you ever considered SCD diet? I have ulcerative colitis. SCD plus Blood Type Diet have made a huge difference.

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sungoddess- have you ever considered SCD diet? I have ulcerative colitis. SCD plus Blood Type Diet have made a huge difference. My last colonoscopy showed almost no disease in the upper part of the colon (my GI was astonished).
Thanks for your input! I did the SCD, or tried to, for the first 10 years of my disease. I didn't do the blood type diet- didn't know about it! But I found it very very hard for me to stick to and I wasn't 100%. I still had flares fairly often.

Now, I am pretty much under control with the meds I am on and my last colonoscopy was good. My concern right now is that I worry that this chronic infection in my tooth has been or will further lend to flare ups. It is certainly not a good thing to have a chronic systemic infection when you are fighting an autoimmune disease. My dilemma at the moment is should I do the surgery that was recommended or insist on a tooth extraction. I am not really sure which has the better chance of getting rid of the infection, because I am told that even with the tooth extraction, there can be bacteria harboring in the bone.
My last gut flare was in October and I also was having a tooth issue. Not sure if the tooth sets off the flare in my gut or the inflammation in my gut is setting off the inflammation in the tooth. It's a chicken or the egg thing I guess.

I am glad for you that you had such wonderful results and that your GI was surprised!!

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Sungoddess- unfortunately I don't have any input of the tooth issue. I also read the same thing about the root cananal not being the best for the body.
Have you considered visitng holistic dentists? I know there are few of them in my area. If you google it maybe you can find someone near you and ask their opinion.

Yes, my GI was surprised during my last colonoscopy.
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I also admit that CO pulling has done wonders for my gums and teeth. I am not as faithful w/ flossing as I am brushing, gargling, and oil pulling. I floss less because the oil pulling seems to be doing an incredible job where the flossing was falling short. I have received very good dental reports from my hygenist and she had never heard of CO pulling until I told her.
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Hi everybody. Dropping in for two seconds. Love this info and miss your voices.
Was in a hospital with my dad for a bit, all the while eating total junk. Blech. (Which autocorrects as bleach.) Flour and sugar are devil's spawn.
Filming today. Very grateful to be behind the camera!
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Kristin! Happy Dance for your Dad! Of course you are overwhelmed with joy at being back behind the camera. It is your work and dream, and it signifies the crisis is over. What could be better?

Everyone, run some searches on oral health and heart disease, blood pressure, artery clots, and just about any other life-threatening nightmare you can think of. Oral bacteria/infection is way beyond mere agony!

Beverly, I am so sorry this is happening just as the solution has become such a controversy!
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Wonderful to hear from you Kristin! Good to hear about dad, too! Yay for camera days!

Bev, I read another excellent article on the "Healthy Home Economist" blog. (LOVE learning from her!) It pertains to using homeopathics Arnica (for shock/trauma) and Hypericum for nerve damage and repair. The title is "Save a Damaged Tooth With No Root Canal", June 23, 2011. She claims to have completely avoided the root canal w/ those 2 homeopathies.

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One more idea, is laser dentistry...

I don't know how close you are to Fullerton, CA? However, there is Dr. Richard T. Hansen, D.M.D., Director of the Comprehensive Dental Center in Fullerton, California. Dr. Hansen is an expert on laser dentistry. He has a website, "The Healthy Root Canal" and he doesn't believe in doing root canal. He has a link that you can contact him with any question and he says he will answer with his best advice on what to do.

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DR.H: A drill basically grinds away everything in its path. And it sets up heat, friction and vibration that traumatize the nerve. A laser; on the other hand, works very specifically on only the diseased part of the tooth. Decayed tooth has an extremely high water content, compared to healthy tooth. Because of that, the laser can be selectively targeted to vaporize only the decay area. It does it in such a kind way that, in almost all cases, you never need anesthetic. It doesn't cause any reaction to the nerve of the tooth.
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ALTMED: How do you set the intensity of the laser; to vaporize only the decayed material?
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DR.H: We set that on the machine, by selecting different power densities. At low density, only decay area vaporizes. If it's not decayed, it won't have an effect on it. However; it is still also a matter of touch.
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DR.H: The laser does that automatically while it's working. That's the other beauty of it. The sterility factor precedes any vaporization. The drill cannot, absolutely cannot, sterilize. In fact, the drill pushes bacteria deeper into the tooth.
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I also admit that CO pulling has done wonders for my gums and teeth. I am not as faithful w/ flossing as I am brushing, gargling, and oil pulling. I floss less because the oil pulling seems to be doing an incredible job where the flossing was falling short. I have received very good dental reports from my hygenist and she had never heard of CO pulling until I told her.
That is soooo good to know. I hate to floss my teeth. I tell my hygenist each time I go to the dentist for my teeth cleaning "I do NOT floss my teeth". I don't know if they can tell, but at least I am honest. My mouth is so crowded it is hard to get my fingers in there to floss between my teeth. I have gotten back into the oil pulling routine this week and hope to have a good report next time I get my teeth cleaned.
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Isn't CO amazing? I use to floss much more often. Then I began oil pulling and using a Braun Oral MD electric brush. The difference is amazing. I think dropping sugar and grains may have been the best improvement though. I truly believe optimal nutrition effects the teeth and gums just as much as anything.
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I have to leave in a couple of minutes, but I just need to give you all hugs and love. I am BEYOND grateful for the information and support you have provided. This is a really big deal to me and I appreciate the research and information more than you can know. I will come back later this evening and read through it all. What a wealth of info!! Sunday, you are the queen of research!! A heartfelt thank you!!

And Kristin, good to hear from you and good luck behind the camera. Very exciting!!!

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Beverly, I hope you can get a decision made that will not only solve the health issue but give you peace of mind going into the procedure.

Kristin, always so happy when you drop in. So excited for your film work. Hope dad is on the mend.

Sunday, that is incredible info on the whole evolution of dentistry. As a dentist's daughter, I had great care growing up and no problems until late in life when teeth grinding took its toll. Now with no job and no insurance I have been living with a broken tooth for well over a year and am greatful for no signs of infection. Had no idea some of the new controversies.
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Cici, the last time that I went to my dentist they used the laser and I was never so surprised how much easier it was! I am the biggest chicken when it comes to my dental work.

I feared the drill! In fact, I think that is the reason so many do not like to go to the dentist.

I wish that dental insurance was not so costly, but I do know that there are many things we can do on our own to help with our gum and teeth health. I have been shocked at how well my homeopathic supps work for my sinuses and poison ivy treatment. So, I am definitely going to try the recommendations on the Alternative site Homeopathic Applications in Dentistry. I was so interested to read all of the recommendations from others without access to dental insurance that had great success with simple homeopathy. It is worth the try if you ever need relief from infection.

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This is just the motherlode of information!! I am going to see if it is possible to make an appointment with Dr Hansen. It is about an hour and 45 minutes away, so if it requires multiple visits and if it costs an arm and a leg, I may not be able to do this, but this intuitively sounds so right to me. I have been very concerned about the bacteria trapped inside a root canal! And I had no idea they were packing the tooth with a latex type material. I am allergic to latex and nickle. Imagine that sealed inside my tooth. I hope I can afford this because everything they say sounds so reasonable to me and it talks about things I believe in. Wow. I emailed the dentist to see what he says.

Thanks for this information Sunday. I finally feel like there are some possible options and maybe an end to this chronic infection that has gone on for 12 years.

Cici, this guys info on cracked teeth was interesting. Affording this kind of care is a big deal. I don't know if I will be able to afford it or finance it, but we shall see. I am sorry you have to live with a cracked tooth. Glad it doesn't hurt though.

I had no idea teeth issues were related to my disease. This is beyond my belief. No dentist or anyone ever even mentioned it to me!! So much of this is because people become too darn specialized and they do not look at the whole body!! I have arthritis related to my Crohns. But even my GI guy who I like won't address my joint issues which are related to the crohn's!! He makes me see a rheumatoid specialist. And they often don't agree. I believe in integrated medicine and looking at the whole body. There is no way you can isolate one system in the body and assume nothing else is impacted when there are problems.

I am grateful for this info and it is the solution I am looking for.
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sungoddess--I feel the same way. Why can not one doctor just put the pieces together and figure this stuff out? I feel like i am banging my head against the wall when I talk to my mom about these things as well. She is taking so many meds for her ailments....when they all stem from one thing----the thyroid. If she would get correct treatment for her thyroid she could be off the cholesterol meds, the anxiety meds, the sleeping pill......her list of pills go on. Docs prefer to treat the symptom and not the cause. And she goes along with it, no questions asked. My daughter has diabetes and when she has issues crop up she is sent to a specialist. I don't think she needs to have 5 docs that she sees on a regular basis, that cannot be good when you are just 12 years old!! But she was sent to a dermatologist for vitiligo. There is nothing to be done for it, the endocrinologist said that was what it is, but still sent her to the dermatologist. She has seen a gastroenterologist for her stomach problems. I wish she could just see one doctor for everything. I hate that she has all these on call. Not to mention the bills from them all!

I don't doubt that the teeth are the same way!! However, I never would have connected the 2 either. But you are so right. What they put in there, yes could cause pain, infection and all sorts of complications. I hope you get it sorted out and it doesn't cost a fortune.
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Bev, I am so glad that he is nearby! I read a lot of his info on his website and was impressed that he really wants to do it the right way and keep the patient from suffering any further issues from dental issues.

Also, I would search other dentists and compare their costs, I just did a google search and lo and behold, there are many, many holistic biological dentists in CA. You may find by shopping around that you can find one who is going to be easy on the pocketbook.
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Dawn, I agree that getting the thyroid healed and optimal can cure a lot of other health issues. I am not going to quit until I find my answers for my own.
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I think specialization has to happen: the body is so complicated no one doctor can truly know all that needs to be known. At one point I thought we were evolving medicine towards a model where one centralized/coordinating generalist got information from specialists, put it together, and came up with an overall plan/picture of each patient's complete situation.

Sadly, tragically that evolution seems more like a breech birth with developmental complications. We, the patients, seem to be the only ones trying to have a 'big picture' of our own situation. And we, even we who spend most of our spare time researching, are not equipped to do it...and most people are not willing or able to do the research we knowledge-junkies do.

The AMA, even more horrible - insurance companies, seem determined to force all of our little, big, skewed round, oval, elliptical shapes into a few standardized square holes. Since the 1990's tests have showed women need higher overall cholesterol than men do. Keep us as low as the male average and we die of non-heart issues. Ditto for anyone over seventy. Ditto for several other sub-groups. But the golden standard we are all supposed to achieve is the level that best protects white middle-aged men who have had at least one heart attack.

Thyroid is a master regulator that controls our overall body's functions. Blood glucose and insulin levels effect every cell in the body. But we practically have to go down on our knees and beg for the tests that show trends...the tests that show failure are so much easier to administer and understand. And we have to know about those predictive tests and have a diagnosis that insurance supports in order to know to beg for them.

Sigh.

I plan to drink my bone broth, eat my fermented/fresh veggies and grass fed liver, pull oil, nosh my 100% dark chocolate, and have as much fun as I can while I can.

(Can you tell I am a bit bitter? Took my parents to their GP a few months ago. He said to my father, "Your total cholesterol is 120. We need to get it down below 100. I am increasing your statin dosage" I, as gently and calmly as I could, said "Don't those numbers apply to LDL?" He looked startled, clicked away on his laptop a few minutes, and said, "Wow I sure got that one wrong. Dan, your overall cholesterol is low. I'm taking you off statins.")
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Nancy, what if you hadn't been there to ask? I worry about my mother who is 74 and 6 hours away. I can't be with her for doctor/dental appts, but as she ages I can't help but be concerned. Hoping to convince her to move back home.
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Five years ago, soon after my parents moved to Hendersonville NC I retired and we moved to the general area. Now we are preparing to sell the house and have moved into a rental across the street from them.,

Okay, the reason I have been so busy lately is we bought a house back 'home' in Marietta Ga. I will stay near the parents as long as they need me. But I am pragmatic enough to know, when that need is over, I want to return to city life.

Oh! Major tragedy! Yesterday we returned from several days in Ga. And I forgot to defrost my bone broth! Horrors! In the mornings, I am a junkie for BB for breakfast
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Okay, the reason I have been so busy lately is we bought a house back 'home' in Marietta Ga. I will stay near the parents as long as they need me. But I am pragmatic enough to know, when that need is over, I want to return to city life.

Oh! Major tragedy! Yesterday we returned from several days in Ga. And I forgot to defrost my bone broth! Horrors! In the mornings, I am a junkie for BB for breakfast
I bet your parents are grateful for your sacrifice!

I don't know if you read Ouiz's idea about heating up organic chicken/beef broth with gelatin but it has been the perfect fix for me in a crunch. I haven't been able to simmer up any new bone broth lately, so I have been having a daily dose of simple broth/gelatin. I admit that it is not the yumminess that I have become accustomed to, but it is definitely a good source of comfort/health.
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So glad to be able to come here for support. Love the conversation and the common thread of striving for perfect health. We do seem to be like minded in our search.

Nancy, you worded the medical system delema so well. And your tactic,
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IMHO, all any human can do is the best they know how with the information and resources they have and turn the outcome over to God. We have access to so much expression today. Some of it is true. Some of it is based on objective science. Much of it is based on subjective experience or even unresearched bias. There is no way anyone can know the answer to every situation or even who to believe. It can be overwhelming for the person who is searching.

Since 2002, I have not been to a physician except when my wrist shattered and needed surgery and one UTI. It isn't ideal but all I can do is the best job of healthy living that I can muster and hope that what I don't know isn't silently killing me. So far, so good.

Today was excited to start my first crock of fermented veggies. Hope it works. There are several reasons it could possibly fail. 1) No recent local harvests yet in MI so veggies probably all originated in CA. Hoping home garden freshness not essential. 2) No organic cabbage so scrubbed the bejeebers out of what I got and may have eliminated the good bacteria from the outer leaves as well as the chemicals. Hoping Not. 3) All the things I don't know but might have done wrong. Hoping for beginners luck.

Also made the best pot of borsht with the lamb broth I finished yesterday. Yummmm! Just had a bowl. Make that two.

Am feeling so much better. For as hard as the bug hit me, it has cleared up just as fast. Just some residual congestion to clean out.
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Cici! Congratulations on evicting the bug quickly! Let's hope that is a sign of overall improving health.

I get the impression it is better to ferment the veggies we have than to ferment nothing at all.

Good idea, Sunday. I will put broth and gelatin on my shopping list. Chuckle, I actually researched the Collagen pills you wonderful people suggested and have some for traveling. Pity they are in the other house.

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@ Nancy, I know the feeling of leaving something at the other house. I still run back & forth between 2 homes.


Cici, My mother is the same way, she does not go for regular check ups and may not have been to the doc in quite some time. She goes to the dentist, but not the doc. She does seem to be in pretty good health, I truly believe it may be because she eats once per day. I know that sounds odd, but she has been fast 5'ing for as long as I can remember. She has been widowed since 75 and only remarried for about a year in 88 (thankfully). So, I think it is easier for her to make one meal and then she may have a hot broth or soup for dinner, but that is the limit of her daily eating.

Oh, I am so hoping that your veggies turn out yummy. I love the sound of the lamb borsht.
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Cici, I wanted to come back and ask if you have ever taken Glutathione? Or any other PHD'ers?

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9 Tips to Optimize your Glutathione Levels
These 9 tips will help you improve your glutathione levels, improve your health, optimize your performance and live a long, healthy life.

Eat Foods that Support Glutathione Production

1. Consume sulfur-rich foods. The main ones in the diet are garlic, onions and the cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, kale, collards, cabbage, cauliflower, watercress, etc.).

2. Try bioactive whey protein. This is great source of cysteine and the amino acid building blocks for glutathione synthesis. As you know, I am not a big fan of dairy. But this is an exception -- with a few warnings. The whey protein MUST be bioactive and made from non-denatured proteins ("denaturing" refers to the breakdown of the normal protein structure). Choose non-pasteurized and non-industrially produced milk that contains no pesticides, hormones, or antibiotics. Immunocal is a prescription bioactive non-denatured whey protein that is even listed in the Physician's Desk Reference.

Exercise for Your Way to More Glutathione

3. Exercise boosts your glutathione levels and thereby helps boost your immune system, improve detoxification and enhance your body's own antioxidant defenses. Start slow and build up to 30 minutes a day of vigorous aerobic exercise like walking or jogging, or play various sports. Strength training for 20 minutes 3 times a week is also helpful.

Take Glutathione Supporting Supplements

One would think it would be easy just to take glutathione as a pill, but the body digests protein -- so you wouldn't get the benefits if you did it this way. However, the production and recycling of glutathione in the body requires many different nutrients and you CAN take these. Here are the main supplements that need to be taken consistently to boost glutathione. Besides taking a multivitamin and fish oil, supporting my glutathione levels with these supplements is the most important thing I do every day for my personal health.

4. N-acetyl-cysteine. This has been used for years to help treat asthma and lung disease and to treat people with life-threatening liver failure from Tylenol overdose. In fact, I first learned about it in medical school while working in the emergency room. It is even given to prevent kidney damage from dyes used during x-ray studies.

5. Alpha lipoic acid. This is a close second to glutathione in importance in our cells and is involved in energy production, blood sugar control, brain health and detoxification. The body usually makes it, but given all the stresses we are under, we often become depleted.

6. Methylation nutrients (folate and vitamins B6 and B12). These are perhaps the most critical to keep the body producing glutathione. Methylation and the production and recycling of glutathione are the two most important biochemical functions in your body. Take folate (especially in the active form of 5 methyltetrahydrofolate), B6 (in active form of P5P) and B12 (in the active form of methylcobalamin).

7. Selenium. This important mineral helps the body recycle and produce more glutathione.

8. A family of antioxidants including vitamins C and E (in the form of mixed tocopherols), work together to recycle glutathione.

9. Milk thistle (silymarin) has long been used in liver disease and helps boost glutathione levels.

So use these nine tips and see how they work to help you optimzie your glutathione levels. When you do, you will take one more step to lifelong vibrant health.

Now I'd like to hear from you...

Had you ever heard of this important nutrient before?

Have you tried any of the advice in this article?

What effects have you noticed on your health?

Please leave your thoughts by adding a comment below.

To your good health,

Mark Hyman, M.D.

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Old 04-07-2013, 03:03 PM   #57
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I never cease to be amazed at the healing properties of nutrition. Foods & herbs can do more for us than we may realize when it comes to repairing our body. This article can be googled and supports PHD overwhelmingly.

6 Bodily Tissues That Can Be Regenerated Through Nutrition

Nerve Regeneration
There are actually a broad range of natural compounds with proven nerve-regenerative effects. A 2010 study published in the journal Rejuvenation Research, for instance, found a combination of blueberry, green tea and carnosine have neuritogenic (i.e. promoting neuronal regeneration) and stem-cell regenerative effects in an animal model of neurodegenerative disease. [1] Other researched neuritogenic substances include:

Curcumin
Lion's Mane Mushroom
Apigenin (compound in vegetables like celery)
Blueberry
Ginseng
Huperzine
Natto
Red Sage
Resveratrol
Royal Jelly
Theanine
Ashwaganda
Coffee (trigonelline)
There is another class of nerve-healing substances, known as remyelinating compounds, which stimulate the repair of the protective sheath around the axon of the neurons known as myelin, and which is often damaged in neurological injury and/or dysfunction, especially autoimmune and vaccine-induced demyelination disorders. It should also be noted that even music and falling in love have been studied for possibly stimulating neurogenesis, regeneration and/or repair of neurons, indicating that regenerative medicine does not necessary require the ingestion of anything; rather, a wide range of therapeutic actions may be employed to improve health and well-being, as well.

Liver Regeneration – Glycyrrhizin, a compound found within licorice, and which we recently featured as a powerful anti-SARS virus agent, has also been found to stimulate the regeneration of liver mass and function in the animal model of hepatectomy. Other liver regenerative substances include:

Carvacrol (a volatile compound in oregano)
Curcumin
Korean Ginseng
Rooibos
Vitamin E

Beta-Cell Regeneration – Unfortunately, the medical community has yet to harness the diabetes-reversing potential of natural compounds. Whereas expensive stem cell therapies, islet cell transplants, and an array of synthetic drugs in the developmental pipeline are the focus of billions of dollars of research, annually, our kitchen cupboards and backyards may already contain the long sought-after cure for type 1 diabetes. The following compounds have been demonstrated experimentally to regenerate the insulin-producing beta cells, which are destroyed in insulin dependent diabetes, and which once restored, may (at least in theory) restore the health of the patient to the point where they no longer require insulin replacement.

Gymenna Sylvestre ("the sugar destroyer")
Nigella Sativa ("black cumin")
Vitamin D
Curcumin (from the spice Turmeric)
Arginine
Avocado
Berberine (found in bitter herbs such as Goldenseal and Barberry)
Bitter Melon
Chard (yes, the green leafy vegetables)
Corn Silk
Stevia
Sulforaphane (especially concentrated in broccoli sprouts)

Hormone Regeneration – there are secretagogues, which increase the endocrine glands' ability to secrete more hormone, and there are substances that truly regenerate hormones which have degraded (by emitting electrons) into potentially carcinogenic "transient hormone" metabolites. One of these substances is vitamin C. A powerful electron donor, this vitamin has the ability to contribute electrons to resurrect the form and function of estradiol (estrogen; E2), progesterone, testosterone, for instance. [2] In tandem with foods that are able to support the function of glands, such as the ovaries, vitamin C may represent an excellent complement or alternative to hormone replacement therapy.

Cardiac Cell Regeneration – Not too long ago, it was believed that cardiac tissue was uniquely incapable of being regenerated. A new, but rapidly growing body of experimental research now indicates that this is simply not true, and there is a class of heart-tissue regenerating compounds known as neocardiogenic substances. Neocardiogenic substances are able to stimulate the formation of cardiac progenitor cells which can differentiate into healthy heart tissue, and they include the following:

Resveratrol
Siberian Ginseng (Eleuthero)
Red Wine Extract
Geum Japonicum
N-acetyl-cysteine

Cartilage/Joint/Spine Regeneration – Curcumin and resveratrol have been shown to improve recovery from spinal cord injury.
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Cici, I wanted to come back and ask if you have ever taken Glutathione? Or any other PHD'ers?
No. The articl seems to say supplementing G. would not help, but supplementing or paying attention to the building blocks is the way to go.

My stratagy would be focus on developi.g the exercize. Aminos and other nutrients are being provided by PHD. So don't really think NAC and Milk Thistle needed.

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Love how often curcumin (turmeric) is listed for regenerative properties.
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Yes, the exercise is probably my best bet, since I do not get folate in my diet, except when eating spinach. I just think that I need to either supplement with folate or NAC. I have been reading my thyroid disease forum and everyone has been talking about how important glutathione and glycine is for women our age. I do take a multi, (when I remember) but do not take B vitamins.
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