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Dangerous Grains: Why Gluten Cereal Grains May Be Hazardous To Your Health

James Braly M.D. and Ron Hoggan M.A. (See book keywords and concepts)

Testicular cancer 32. Cardiomyopathy, idiopathic dilated (in children, 25 percent mortality rate the first year after diagnosis) 33. Celiac disease (CD): a. Classical active CD (gluten gastroenteropathy) b. Silent CD/subclinical gluten intolerance (typical CD mucosal histology with no abdominal symptoms) c. Latent CD (normal mucosa with positive serology initially; villous atrophy, mucosal crypt hyperplasia, intraepithelial lymphocyte infiltration develop later) d. Abortive type CD (transient/non-permanent—development of gluten tolerance later on) e. Potential CD f.

Overcoming Thyroid Disorders

David Brownstein (See book keywords and concepts)

Effects of thyroid status on pituitary gonadotropin and testicular reserve in men. Arch. Androl. 38(l):85-92, 1997 16 Lahita, RG. "Increased oxidation of testosterone in systemic Lupus erythemaosis." Arthritis Rheum. 1983;26:1517-1521 17 Nutrition and Healing Newsletter, Vol. II No. 12, 1995 18 Maruo, T, et al. The role of thyroid hormone as a biological amplifier of the aactions of follicle-stimulating hormone in the functional differentiationof cultured porcine granulose cells. Endocrinology. 1987. Oct; 121 (4): 1233-41 19 Journal of the American Medical Association.

Eat To Beat Cancer: A Research Scientist Explains How You and Your Family Can Avoid Up to 90% of All Cancers

J. Robert Hatherill (See book keywords and concepts)

Another risk factor in testicular cancer is undescended testes (cryptochidism) at birth. The testes normally descend into the external scrotum during the seventh month of pregnancy. When the testes have not descended before birth, men have an increased cancer risk. Studies in England have shown that from the 1950's to the mid-1980's, the rate of undescended testes increased by 65 to 100 percent. Chapter Recap þCancer of the prostate gland is on the rampage. It is now the most common cancer of American men. þCurrent treatment for prostate cancer has undesirable side effects.

Overcoming Arthritis

David Brownstein (See book keywords and concepts)

Men produce very tiny amounts of progesterone in the adrenal glands and the testicular glands. In men and women, a small amount of progesterone is produced in the adrenal glands, where it acts as a precursor for the adrenal estrogens, testosterone, and cortical steroids (Cortisol). There are two types of progesterone currently available: natural progesterone and synthetic progesterone (e.g., Provera). Natural progesterone is made from plant products and has the same chemical structure as the progesterone produced in the human body.

Nature's Medicines : From Asthma to Weight Gain, from Colds to High Cholesterol -- The Most Powerful All-Natural Cures

Gale Maleskey (See book keywords and concepts)

Do not use if you have an autoimmune disease such as rheumatoid arthritis or lupus or a personal or family history of a hormone-dependent cancer such as breast, testicular, prostate, or endometrial cancer. Consult your doctor before using if you're on a prescription medication; rarely, interactions may occur. Do not take if you are pregnant or trying to conceive, and do not give to children. May cause headaches, morning dizziness, daytime sleepiness, depression, or upset stomach. Changing the Clocks Whether you're traveling east from San Francisco to Boston or west from L.A.

You're not going to take DHEA for a week, develop a testicular tumor, and die. This is something whose effects you might not see for 5 to 10 years. And by then, it's too late, because you've been accumulating a risk over a long period of time," warns Dr. Sprott. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) banned over-the-counter sales of DHEA in 1985, but the ban was lifted with the passage of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994.

If you have an existing hormone-dependent tumor such as a testicular or prostate tumor, DHEA could be sent directly to the tumor, where it would be converted into the testosterone that the tumor needs to grow. "The tumor will kill you sooner than it would have otherwise," Dr. Sprott explains. The same may be true for endometrial, ovarian, and breast tumors in women. For elderly men, there could be a significant risk. Among men ages 70 to 74 in the United States, more than 1 in 100 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer each year.

Health in the 21st Century: Will Doctors Survive?

Francisco, M.D. Contreras (See book keywords and concepts)

A patient of mine diagnosed with testicular cancer at 38, a deadly tumor, said, "Having cancer was the best thing that could have happened to me." I gave him the "excuse me?" look. "You see doc," he continued, "I took life for granted; money came easy and life came easy. Now that I'm facing death I appreciate my wife, whom I hurt so much, my abandoned children, I even appreciate a rainy day!" It is attitude not circumstances that helps us understand that "all things are for our own good.

The most abundant is 16-hydroxyesterone which damages DNA causing among other problems, mammary and testicular cancer. The most common of the good ones is 2-hydroxyesterone which even has cancer preventing properties. Vegetables such as the soybean, broccoli and the pomegranate, offer us phyto-hormones or phyto-estrogens which protect us from carcinogenic mutations.

Niels Skakkebaek, a Danish endocrinologist and probably the foremost authority on the subject of estrogen, reported in 1991 that because of the exaggerated exposure to estrogen and estrogen-like substances, men have presently only 50% of the normal sperm count, significant reduction in the size of their reproductive organs and three times the incidence of testicular cancer. Unbelievable, but John Lennon announced it 30 years ago in his song Yesterday: ".. .Suddenly, I'm just half the man I used to be..." These chemicals have mercilessly maimed our virility, sex drive, fatherhood and manhood.

Eat To Beat Cancer: A Research Scientist Explains How You and Your Family Can Avoid Up to 90% of All Cancers

J. Robert Hatherill (See book keywords and concepts)

In young men testicular cancer is increasing. Prostate cancer increased 266 percent between 1950 and 1992, becoming the number one cancer for men. Lung and skin cancer are thriving. Malignant melanoma, an aggressive and deadly form of skin cancer, zoomed up almost 400 percent among whites between 1950 and 1992. Today, for unknown reasons, breast cancer is the most common cancer found in women who live in industrialized countries, and its incidence is escalating. If current trends for breast cancer continue, by the year 2000 cancer will be the biggest killer in the United States.

Generations of physicians have extolled the benefits of cancer detection, promoting breast, skin, and testicular self-examination as if they were methods of prevention. Detection comes in many forms: mammograms or X-rays for breast cancer, prostate-specific antigen (PSA) tests, digital rectal exams for prostate cancer, Pap smears for cervical cancer, and ultrasonography, which is an imaging instrument used to detect some cancers. Standard tools of the trade include endoscopy, used to examine the esophagus and stomach; and sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy, procedures for observing the colon.

Scott Hamilton, Olympic skater, 1997 (upon his diagnosis of testicular cancer) In the decade from 1980 to 1990, prostate cancer increased by about 50 percent. Every year nearly 200,000 new cases are diagnosed in the U.S. The prime increase is in men over age fifty, and it is the leading cause of death in men 75 years old and older. Clearly, disease of the prostate gland is a major health issue for men. However, surgical removal of the prostate has a number of significant risks.

High-fat animal products are a consistent risk factor for prostate and testicular cancer. þThe most practical, sensible changes a man can make concern the intake of cancer-stifling foods such as soy, green tea, and lycopene. PREVENTION GENERAL MEAL PLAN low saturated-fat diet?little red meat Japanese or Oriental diet vitamins and minerals —C, E, selenium follow the diet to prevent prostate cancer Fortify Your Lifestyle: What to Eat if You Smoke or Drink Alcohol Historians have noted that cancer often rises in proportion to the progress of civilization.

The Great Book of Hemp: The Complete Guide to the Environmental, Commercial, and Medicinal Uses of the World's Most Extraordinary Plant

Rowan Robinson (See book keywords and concepts)

Gynecomastia also is caused by cirrhosis of the liver, by testicular, adrenal, and pituitary tumors, and by steroids, amphetamines, and other drugs. In 1972 a team of researchers presented A recent study of Jamaican infants found that at one month of age children of cannabis-smoking mothers scored significantly higher than children born to non-smokers in ten of the fourteen characteristics measured, including alertness, robustness, regulatory capacity, and orientation.

Power Healing: Use the New Integrated Medicine to Cure Yourself

Leo Galland (See book keywords and concepts)

Hormonal effects of organochlorines have been blamed for increased rates of spontaneous abortion, toxemia of pregnancy, endometriosis, breast cancer, and testicular cancer.27 If male fertility really is declining, as some scientists assert, organochlorines may be to blame.28 The high levels of organochlorines found in human milk raise frightening questions about the safety of breast-feeding. I urge my patients not to lose weight while breast-feeding, but to eat heartily. Weight loss releases organochlorines stored in body fat, which travel into the blood and from there into breast milk.

Staying Healthy with Nutrition: The Complete Guide to Diet and Nutritional Medicine

Elson M. Haas, M.D. (See book keywords and concepts)

In men, low testicular function decreases sex drive and sperm production. In women, low estrogen slows sexual maturity, decreases breast size, and retards egg maturation. Estrogen-progesterone imbalance can create many menstrual cycle variations and symptoms. For a fulfilling sexual relationship, women particularly need to feel love and to have energy without fatigue, a hormonal balance that allows peaceful emotions, and some level of relaxation with a good sex drive. Men need good circulation to create a penile erection, physical vitality, and good hormone function.

The Cancer Industry

Ralph W. Moss, Ph.D. (See book keywords and concepts)

Ewing's sarcoma, neuroblastoma, osteogenic sarcoma, ovarian cancer, and rhabdomyosarcoma. testicular cancer has shown particularly good results in recent years (ACS, 1988). Without diminishing the importance of advances in individual cases, it must be pointed out that almost all of these are uncommon forms of cancer. In an excellent article in Scientific American, John Cairns, a professor of microbiology in the School of Public Health at Harvard University, evaluated the worth of various treatments currently employed against cancer. His comments about chemotherapy are particularly telling.

Textbook of Natural Medicine 2nd Edition Volume 2

Michael T. Murray, ND (See book keywords and concepts)

Biopsy should never be performed since it greatly increases the risk of lymphatic spread. testicular cancer is the most common cancer in young men. Neoplasm should be particularly suspected when epididymitis fails to respond to adequate treatment. Trauma Trauma is a rare cause of epididymitis as the scrotum will "roll away" from injuries.17 This etiology should be reserved for cases with objective evidence of trauma and absence of infection of the urine or prostate.18 Trauma will illicit discoloration, while infection does not. Scrotal trauma is usually obvious from the history.

Diseases to consider in the differential diagnosis of the acute scrotum • Intrascrotal torsion —extravaginal torsion —intravaginal torsion —twisting of a testicular appendage • Mumps • Scrotal tumor • Tubercular epididymitis • Henoch-Schonlein purpura • Inguinal hernia • Hydrocele • Idiopathic scrotal edema • Spermatoceles • Chemical epididymitis • Sexually transmitted diseases will be negative. Follow with a culture if bacteria are present in the UA. Pyuria is the most frequent finding. To improve sensitivity, do a prostatic massage and collect the first 20-30 ml of the urine.

These metabolic abnormalities then lead to the common disorders of alcoholism:8 • night blindness • skin disorders • cirrhosis of the liver • reduced skin healing • decreased testicular function • impaired immune function, etc. Vitamin A supplementation inhibits alcohol consumption in female, but not male, rats, and the effect is inhibited by testosterone administration.10 Other research on rats further supports the significance of the endocrine system on alcohol preference.

Low serum zinc levels are associated with impaired alcohol metabolism, a predisposition to cirrhosis, impaired testicular function, and other complications of alcohol abuse.6,8 Zinc supplementation, particularly when combined with ascorbic acid, greatly increases alcohol detoxification and survival in rats.9 Vitamin A A vitamin A deficiency is also common in alcoholics and appears to work synergistically with the zinc deficiency to produce the major complications of alcoholism.

The cremasteric reflex (elicited by stroking the medial thigh and observing testicular retraction) is usually absent in torsion.14 If there is pyuria, the diagnosis of torsion is more difficult. Conversely, a normal urinalysis in a child makes epididymitis unlikely. Inspection with a Doppler will reveal reduced sounds with torsion as there is less spermatic blood flow. Epididymitis will have the sounds of increased blood flow typical of inflammation. Mumps Epididymo-orchitis occurs in approximately 20% of post-pubertal males with mumps and is usually unilateral.

As elevated scrotal temperature is a common cause of infertility, scrotal cooling through the use of loose underwear made of cotton, avoidance of activities which elevate testicular temperature (e.g. hot tubs) and application of cold water to the testes should be utilized. Nutritional status should be optimized (especially antioxidants and zinc), environmental pollutants identified and eliminated, and fertility-enhancing botanicals such as the ginsengs consumed.

Textbook of Natural Medicine 2nd Edition Volume 1

Michael T. Murray, ND (See book keywords and concepts)

Other clinical indications involving the reproductive system (based on historical use and experimental evidence) include decreased sperm counts, testicular atrophy or hypofunction, and other organic causes of male infertility, and ovarian atrophy or hypofunction, amenorrhea, and other organic causes of female infertility. It should be noted that several reports of mastalgia have been reported in women taking ginseng.

Studies indicate that male rodents suffer testicular atrophy with dietary exposure to boric acid above 4,500 ppm and have decreased sperm motility at all exposure levels above 1,000 ppm.41 Goats orally dosed with toxic but sublethal amounts of boron show significant increases in packed cell volume, hemoglobin, inorganic phosphate, creatine phospho-kinase, conjugated bilirubin, sodium, glucose, cholesterol, and aspartate transaminase. Several serum components were significantly decreased after boron dosing, including alkaline phosphatase, magnesium, glutamyltrans-ferase and potassium.

Ginseng has, however, been shown to:34 • promote the growth of the testes and increase spermatogenesis in rabbits • accelerate the growth of the ovary and enhance ovulation in frogs • stimulate egg-laying in hens • facilitate lordotic response in female rats • increase gonadal weight in both male and female rats • increase testicular nucleic acid content in rats • increase sexual activity and mating behavior in male rats. These animal study results seem to support ginseng's use as a fertility and virility aid.

Staying Healthy with Nutrition: The Complete Guide to Diet and Nutritional Medicine

Elson M. Haas, M.D. (See book keywords and concepts)

Men may have changes in the testicular tissue with vitamin E deficiency. With increased oxidation, there is an increased requirement for vitamin E. Vitamin E deficiency may lead to free radical effects on the unsaturated fatty acids, inhibiting their functions in the health of cell membranes and tissues. Pituitary and adrenal function may be lowered, as these glands may suffer from the cumulative effects of oxidation. Degenerative changes produced by deficiency of vitamin E may not be corrected by vitamin E therapy.

World Without Cancer

G. Edward Griffin (See book keywords and concepts)

And these are optimistic figures when compared to survival expectations for some other types of cancers such as testicular chorionepitheliomas. When we turn to cancers which have metastasized to secondary locations, the picture becomes virtually hopeless—surgery or no surgery. As one cancer specialist summarized it bluntly: A patient who has clinically detectable distant metastases when first seen has virtually a hopeless prognosis, as do patients who were apparently free of distant metastases at that time but who subsequently return with distant metastases.

Staying Healthy with Nutrition: The Complete Guide to Diet and Nutritional Medicine

Elson M. Haas, M.D. (See book keywords and concepts)

Adrenal androgen hormones also support testicular activity and sexual development in men. Vitamin E and zinc may be the big two when it comes to sexual energy support. Vitamins A, C, and E and folic acid as well as essential fatty acids are all important to sperm production. The minerals calcium, magnesium, zinc, and sulfur, as well as vitamin B12, inositol, and vitamin C are found in healthy sperm and so also may be necessary to fertility. Adrenal function is important for sexual function, both physiologically and in terms of energy level.

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