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"Research into other things that might stimulate bone growth (since current available options work by blocking bone breakdown) are putting a spotiight on growth hormone, growth hormone-releasing hormone, transforming growth factor beta, platelet-derived growth factor, insulinlike growth factor, fibroblast growth factors, IGF-I, IGF-II, and zeolite. Some clinical trials are already under way, and some animal studies have shown encouraging results, so one or more may eventually find its way to your local pharmacy's shelves."
- Dr. George Kessler, Col. Leen Kapklein, The Bone Density Program: 6 Weeks to Strong Bones and a Healthy Body (Get the book.)

"Supports the growth and function of the uterus, specifically creating the lining of the uterus to prepare it for pregnancy. • Stimulates cell growth. During these same years, progesterone does the following: • Maintains the uterus and prepares it for pregnancy during the reproductive years. • Promotes the survival of an ovum (egg) once it is fertilized. • Stimulates bone building that can prevent or treat osteoporosis. • Acts as a natural diuretic to prevent bloating. In women and men, progesterone also does the following: • Serves as a natural antidepressant."
- C. W. Randolph, M.D., From Belly Fat to Belly FLAT: How Your Hormones Are Adding Inches to Your Waistline and Subtracting Years from Your Life (Get the book.)

"Hysterectomies were performed for a variety of reasons: to get rid of fibroid tumors, a noncancerous type of growth on the uterus that can cause bleeding and cramps; to reduce premenstrual symptoms; to cure the pain from another abnormal growth called endometriosis; and sometimes as an expensive form of birth control. Even young women in their late teens and early twenties were being given hysterectomies, which left them unable to have children."
- Shannon Brownlee, Overtreated: Why Too Much Medicine Is Making Us Sicker and Poorer (Get the book.)

"When we are young, our body obviously has an abundance of growth factors which permit the body to grow rapidly. At physical maturity, we possess the same number of growth factors and growth-inhibiting factors. As the years pass, the balance changes. The growth factors diminish and the growth-inhibitors increase. Lost cells are replaced by fewer fresh cells and the aging process begins. II. Our organism requires certain resources for the reconstruction of cells."
- Francisco, M.D. Contreras, Health in the 21st Century: Will Doctors Survive? (Get the book.)

"The greatest administrative growth took place during the Truman administration and the administrations of President Johnson and President Nixon. . . . [T]he 80th Congress (1947-48) . . . created twenty-one agencies .... President Johnson's Great Society Program also increased the size of the bureaucracy, with sixteen new agencies created by the 89th Congress (1965-66). A surprising amount of growth also occurred during the Nixon administration. Twelve agencies were created between 1969 and 1970, and fifteen between 1973 and 1974."
- Jonathan W. Emord, The Rise of Tyranny (Get the book.)

"People whose bodies produce a low level of growth hormone (GH) may experience low energy, poor cognition, and an impaired ability to exercise. Researchers studied what it would be like to administer additional growth hormone to FM patients whose bodies secreted only a low level of GH. The hormone did help reduce FM symptoms but with some problems: it was expensive, it had to be given by injection several times a week, it took six months to produce a noticeable effect, and—most important—the improvements simply weren't dramatic. FM patients still had FM."
- Benjamin H. Natelson, M.D., Your Symptoms Are Real: What to Do When Your Doctor Says Nothing Is Wrong (Get the book.)

"Insulin has been shown, in animal studies, to promote the growth of precancerous colon lesions, which often turn into cancers. Other experiments have found that insulin injections increase the growth of similar lesions. Diabetic individuals have an increased risk of developing at least some cancers, strongly suggesting that insulin resistance plays a part in tumor growth. According to an article in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, insulin itself may play a principal role in cancer growth. Conversely, the control of insulin and glucose levels may limit tumor growth. John T. A."
- Jack Challem, Burton Berkson, Melissa Diane Smith, Syndrome X: The Complete Nutritional Program to Prevent and Reverse Insulin Resistance (Get the book.)

"Due to the health hazards associated with xenoestrogens that were mentioned in Chapter 2, we urge you to eat only organic meats and poultry, which are produced without chemicals or growth hormones. Even with organic meats, some choices are better sources of protein than others. Red meat is usually higher in fat, particularly saturated fat. There are, however, plenty of lean complete proteins, including the breast meat of poultry and eggs from organic, free-running hens."
- C. W. Randolph, M.D., From Belly Fat to Belly FLAT: How Your Hormones Are Adding Inches to Your Waistline and Subtracting Years from Your Life (Get the book.)

"Protein contains the essential amino acids that are required by the body for growth and for the maintenance of lean muscle tissue. In addition, according to a study published in the Journal of Cell Metabolism, a high-protein diet can also increase the amount of a hunger-fighting hormone circulating within the body. The hormone, known as peptide YY (or PYY), had already been found by the researchers to reduce food intake by a third when it was administered by injection to both normal-weight and obese people."

- C. W. Randolph, M.D., From Belly Fat to Belly FLAT: How Your Hormones Are Adding Inches to Your Waistline and Subtracting Years from Your Life (Get the book.)

"Some powerful drugs that are only used in extreme cases do have side effects, though: certain steroids can affect a child's growth, but are generally not used at anything like sufficient dosage to cause a problem. However, if your child is on steroids and does not appear to be growing at a normal rate, talk this over with your doctor. The best way of delivering asthma medication is through the lungs, which is why doctors prescribe inhalers of various kinds for children. The design of these is evolving and they are now easier for children to use correctly than they used to be."
- Dr Ron Roberts, Asthma Controlled Naturally: Techniques That Work (Get the book.)

"Write the ones that most closely align with your own defense system in your notebook and reflect on how adopting these roles has affected your growth and happiness in your relationships and throughout your life. dreamer bully busy person expert loner leader workaholic procrastinator perfectionist victim people-pleaser seducer/seductress self-indulger martyr indifferent person noncompetitor logician controller complainer someone who needs nobody competitor party animal apologizer dropout mother liar Realize that you've adopted these roles to compensate for or to master a lack of confidence."
- Roger Gould, Shrink Yourself: Break Free from Emotional Eating Forever (Get the book.)

"Cancer induced in laboratory animals is reduced in growth and proliferation by the addition of genistein and diadzein, the two isoflavones produced by soy. A few more advanced studies have even taken this approach to the genetic level; they go to the molecular basis of how the cancer gene is "turned on" and get the same results. Another technique has been to actually implant human prostate cancer cells in animals, then test whether genistein and diadzein inhibit tumor growth. (They do!"
- James Scala Ph.D., 20 Natural Ways to Reduce the Risk of Prostate Cancer : A Mind-Body Approach to Health and Well-Being (Get the book.)

"Mahendralal's defection was revealing in another way: he was, and continued after his homeopathic turn to be, a vocal proponent of science and 'scientific' medicine, founding in 1867 the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science to promote the growth of an indigenous scientific community, and the creation of scientific knowledge by and for Indians.25 He promoted homeopathy through the Calcutta Journal of Medicine he founded a year later, as a scientific and modern system."
- Roberta Bivins, Alternative Medicine?: A History (Get the book.)

"As I and other historians have argued, the rise of homeopathy ended the reign of'heroic medicine' and promoted the growth of a unified (and monopolistic) orthodox medical profession (see Chapter 2). Acupuncture certainly had no such profound effects, although arguably its advent and popularity did help to familiarize and domesticate the needle itself as a medical instrument."

- Roberta Bivins, Alternative Medicine?: A History (Get the book.)

"The bugs in your gut also stimulate the production of a whole host of hormones that affect growth and development. "Bugs" means bacteria and some fungus (but not viruses). Your relationship with the bacteria in your intestines influences everything from height and weight to heart, kidney, and lung capacity. How you interact with these bacteria and what bacteria actually grow determine whether you develop inflammatory bowel disease. Healthy bacteria in the bowels are your partners—essentially, a part of you."
- James Dowd and Diane Stafford, The Vitamin D Cure (Get the book.)

"Of the three types of nutrients (proteins, carbohydrates, fats) metabolized by the body for energy and growth, carbohydrates and fats are the primary sources of energy. Carbohydrates (sugars and starches) are broken down into smaller sugar molecules (glucose) in the intestinal tract and then enter the bloodstream, where they circulate and wait to be transported into cells so they can be used to provide energy. But these sugars can use some help to enter cells, and that assistance comes in the form of a hormone known as insulin."
- Steven V. Joyal, What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Diabetes: An Innovative Program to Prevent, Treat, and Beat This Controllable Disease (Get the book.)

"Insulin also plays a major role in how the body uses amino acids to build proteins, and it helps stimulate growth and tissue development by preventing the abnormal breakdown of proteins, fats, and the storage form of glucose, called glycogen. Beta cells can sense the amount of glucose in the blood. When they sense that blood glucose levels are rising, which occurs after eating, they secrete more insulin into the bloodstream so it can signal, for example, muscle cells to "take up" glucose (allow glucose to enter the cell through the cell membrane)."

- Steven V. Joyal, What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Diabetes: An Innovative Program to Prevent, Treat, and Beat This Controllable Disease (Get the book.)

"The luxuriant growth of British homeopathy was therefore no less threatening and loathsome to its orthodox profession. The pages of the Lancet and the British Medical Journal (BMJ) were filled with bitter diatribes against homeopathists, and indeed against their clientele—castigated as faddish, ignorant, deluded, self-indulgent, and of course, those old favourites, hysterical and hypochondriacal. And in this furnace of fear and loathing was the orthodox profession forged. The competition offered by the homeopathic system drove 'regular' practitioners?"
- Roberta Bivins, Alternative Medicine?: A History (Get the book.)

"Perhaps in part because of our perceptions of such medical inefficacy, the eighteenth century has been frequently described as the Golden Age of quackery; certainly, it saw a great flowering of medical commercialism and ingenuity, and luxuriant growth in the medical marketplace. What it did not possess in any great measure were any identifiable alternative medicines 'because there was no defined medical establishment against which they could react'."

- Roberta Bivins, Alternative Medicine?: A History (Get the book.)

"Excess levels of IGF-1 have been increasingly linked by modern research to human cancer development and growth. Recently, the pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly, a manufacturer of rBST, reported a tenfold increase in IGF-1 levels in the milk of cows that had been injected with the hormone. IGF-1 is the same in humans and cows and is not destroyed by pasteurization. In fact, the pasteurization process actually increases IGF-1 levels in milk. I recommend that you avoid buying milk from cows treated with rBST, if possible."
- C. W. Randolph, M.D., From Belly Fat to Belly FLAT: How Your Hormones Are Adding Inches to Your Waistline and Subtracting Years from Your Life (Get the book.)

"Are you committed to your own personal growth? Do you care about things deeply? Do your friends value you and respect your opinion? Are you successful in your work? Are you usually confident and hopeful about your future? But do you sometimes feel your confidence slip away, leaving you in self-doubt and despair? Does it seem "crazy" that you can be so clear one day and so desperate the next? Worse, you may drop from the heights to the depths in the same day. It's almost as if another person were inside you. You hate to admit it, but you can be moody and impulsive."
- Kathleen DesMaisons, Potatoes Not Prozac: Solutions for Sugar Sensitivity (Get the book.)

"A balanced ratio in the diet is essential for normal growth and development. Because the typical American diet contains such an overkill of omega-6 and its major component of linoleic acid, supplementation of omega-6 is not usually needed. But omega-3 is a different story. More and more physicians are recommending omega-3 supplements to patients. We've been doing it for years in the form of fish oil, which is high in the beneficial eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). 4. More fish, less beef and dairy."
- Stephen Sinatra, M.D. and James C., M.D. Roberts, Reverse Heart Disease Now: Stop Deadly Cardiovascular Plaque Before It's Too Late (Get the book.)

"Statins increase plaque stability through a variety of mechanisms, including the increase of collagen (structural protein) content in the plaque matrix and suppression of macrophage growth. They have significant anti-inflammatory and antiproliferative effects. It turns out that before they block cholesterol, statins block cellular signaling factors in the body that lead to the production of destructive free radicals and inflammation. These shotgun properties can also reduce the threat of stroke."

- Stephen Sinatra, M.D. and James C., M.D. Roberts, Reverse Heart Disease Now: Stop Deadly Cardiovascular Plaque Before It's Too Late (Get the book.)

"PENICILLIN The first antibiotic, penicillin, was discovered entirely by accident when some mold got into a lab dish of bacteria and someone noticed that it inhibited the growth of the bacteria. Later it was found that penicillin destroys the walls of bacteria by inactivating an enzyme called transpeptidase that is vital to the cross-linking of bacterial cell walls. The Gram staining method, named after the Danish bacteriologist who originally devised it in 1882, Hans Christian Gram, is one of the most important staining techniques in microbiology."
- J. Douglas Bremner, Before You Take that Pill: Why the Drug Industry May Be Bad for Your Health (Get the book.)

"They work by inhibiting protein synthesis in bacteria, thereby inhibiting growth of the bacteria in the sebaceous glands that lead to acne. They also reduce the normal bacterial flora in your intestines that you need for digestion. Common side effects are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. These drugs can worsen kidney damage in patients with kidney dysfunction and so should not be taken by those who have kidney problems. Women who are pregnant should consult with their doctor about whether to take antibiotics; some are safer than others."

- J. Douglas Bremner, Before You Take that Pill: Why the Drug Industry May Be Bad for Your Health (Get the book.)

"I've seen this pattern of growth many times in my scientific data. People who experience more positivity in their lives grow psychologically. They become more optimistic, more resilient, more open, more accepting, and more driven by purpose.12 Certainly, having all these good qualities can bring on positive feelings. Yet the Open Heart Study confirms that the causal arrow can also run in the other direction. Positivity can build these good qualities—in all of us. POSITIVITY BUILDS GOOD MENTAL HABITS. What about your habits of mind?"
- Barbara Fredrickson, Positivity: Top-Notch Research Reveals the 3 to 1 Ratio That Will Change Your Life (Get the book.)

"You have, already within you, the active ingredient that's needed to craft a happy life that's full of growth and creativity, and to be remarkably resilient in hard times. The even better news is that this active ingredient is renewable. Any time you need more, you can get more. You have an inner well-spring you can tap anytime you want to replenish your supply. The bad news is that if you're like most people, you're currently low on this ingredient. And you can't pull together the recipe for your best life without building a bigger supply."

- Barbara Fredrickson, Positivity: Top-Notch Research Reveals the 3 to 1 Ratio That Will Change Your Life (Get the book.)

"C Involved in growth and maintenance of connective tissue, blood vessels, bones and teeth, also in manufacture of hormones. Assists wound healing and is antioxidant. Many fruits and vegetables, especially citrus, tomato, capsicum, broccoli, strawberries, guava, potato, blackcurrants. D Necessary for the body to absorb and use calcium, i.e. vital for bones and teeth to develop properly. Liver, fatty fish, egg yolk, dairy products, margarine. E Antioxidant. Works with selenium to protect cells from damage. Has a role in healing of wounds."
- Dr Ron Roberts, Asthma Controlled Naturally: Techniques That Work (Get the book.)

"Like Adderall, Strattera can inhibit growth in children. Pemoline (Cylert), another medication that is sometimes used to treat ADHD, has been associated with liver toxicity that led to nine documented deaths in children, and for this reason it was removed from the market in the U.K. in 1997. It remains on the market in the U.S., although it is not commonly prescribed. Its mechanism of action is unknown, but it is thought to act on dopaminergic systems. It should not be used as a first-line treatment for ADHD."
- J. Douglas Bremner, Before You Take that Pill: Why the Drug Industry May Be Bad for Your Health (Get the book.)

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