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"In the broader area of adverse drug reaction data, the 250,000 reports received annually probably represent only 5% of the actual reactions that occur."33 Dr. Jay Cohen, who has extensively researched adverse drug reactions, comments that because only 5% of adverse drug reactions are being reported, there are, in reality, five million medication reactions each year."
- Gary Null PhD, Carolyn Dean MD ND, Martin Feldman MD, Debora Rasio MD, Dorothy Smith PhD., Death by Medicine
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"In the second, "Resistance Stage," the body repaired any damage caused by the alarm reaction, and all the physiological changes associated with that first reaction were reversed. The organism now also had increased resistance to the event that had originally caused its stress (what Selye would soon name the "stressor"). The third and final stage was only reached in those situations when a stressor persisted beyond the body's ability to respond effectively. Selye called this the "Exhaustion Stage."
- Anne Harrington, The Cure Within: A History of Mind-Body Medicine (Get the book.)

"Delayed cytotoxic reaction which may require days to develop into subtle and internal symptoms. It is estimated that 75% of food allergies involve this category of cell destruction. The ELISA/ACT test detects type 2 delayed reactions. -Type 3. Immune complex mediated reactions. In this reaction, a "wrestling match" goes on between the antigen (offending factor) and antibody (immune factor trying to protect the body) which can easily slip through the permeable blood vessels due to large amounts of histamine release. -Type 4. T cell dependent reactions."
- Patrick Quillin, PhD,RD,CNS, Beating Cancer with Nutrition (Get the book.)

"Visual evidence of this chemical reaction is the browning reaction seen in food cooked under high, dry heat. The cookies and cake in the oven, the chicken on the grill, and the potatoes in the frying pan are all browning and manufacturing AGEs and ALEs, increasing your risk of developing diabetic complications and speeding up the aging process itself. Cooking with liquids, however, inhibits the nonenzymatic attachment of sugar and fat to proteins."
- 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.)

"Some percentage of patients will suffer a deadly allergic reaction to the dye that physicians inject into the bloodstream in order to detect an aortic aneurysm on a CT scan. Nobody has figured out how to predict who will react badly, and no doctor or nurse who has watched a patient go into shock after receiving an injection of the dye ever forgets it. One surgeon performing abdominal surgery lost control of the bleeding while removing what turned out to be a benign tumor; the patient died."
- Shannon Brownlee, Overtreated: Why Too Much Medicine Is Making Us Sicker and Poorer (Get the book.)

"Stress is not just a fight or flight reaction. It can also result from tension created in the body while having to process varying degrees of ever-present external challenges, thus disrupting our inner connection with the laws of nature and even affect the synchronization of our natural rhythms. Additional tension can also result from the interference of manmade electrical fields. The natural wavelike pattern found in nature is one cycle per second, which is the same rhythm as the heart's."
- Pam Montgomery, Plant Spirit Healing: A Guide to Working with Plant Consciousness (Get the book.)

"Stress is not just the fight-or-flight reaction that produces adrenaline, it is also the added hard work of digesting, filtering, pumping, eliminating, and integrating what is perceived as foreign to our systems. It is extremely detrimental to our overall health to continue in stressful life patterns that lead to lack of coherence, erratic signalling, depleted immunity, and low vitality—all of which rob us of the most important nutrient of all: spirit."

- Pam Montgomery, Plant Spirit Healing: A Guide to Working with Plant Consciousness (Get the book.)

"RELIGIOUS OVERLAY Various religions refer to spirit as God or an aspect thereof, so many people's immediate reaction to the word "spirit" is one of religious connotation. What I find in religion in general is that the structure of religion tends to limit the spirit that is at its core. The foundation of rules and regulations that underlies the structure of the house of religion and the trappings of how to get to heaven become far more important than the spirit that dwells in the house so that, in some cases, the house seems vacant."

- Pam Montgomery, Plant Spirit Healing: A Guide to Working with Plant Consciousness (Get the book.)

"Furthermore, in many of these cases, the supplements were not taken in the prudent suggested doses; rather they were ingested in greater amounts than recommended, offering another possible cause of the extreme reaction. Regarding the scope of adverse reactions associated with supplement use, it's important to recognize that in the category of vitamin and minerals, not a single death has been reported in peer review literature when they have been taken as properly prescribed (within their recommended preventive or therapeutic dosage range)."
- Shari Lieberman, Alan Xenakis, Mineral Miracle: Stopping Cartilage Loss & Inflammation Naturally (Get the book.)

"I showed the finished print to friends who had a strong reaction. They looked at it and suddenly jumped backwards with excited exclamation. When I asked them about their impressions they spoke about the power of this being, his commanding presence and essential energy, which echoed my own feelings. I had made a connection to a powerful energy on the land Pam stewards. "Shortly after encountering 'Bark Being' I returned to Vermont for our last weekend of classes. We were vision questing during this time?my first experience of this nature."
- Pam Montgomery, Plant Spirit Healing: A Guide to Working with Plant Consciousness (Get the book.)

"The moment you use part of your awareness to observe a reaction, in essence you are putting a distance between you and the response. In that space, you are not consumed by the reaction. Even as the reaction runs its course, the space of observation creates a distance that diminishes your sense of attachment to it. Because Quantum Consciousness is an experience more than it is a concept, it is useful to create an environment in which to experience this response/reaction phenomenon."
- Stephen Wolinsky and Kristi L. Kennen, Quantum Consciousness: The Guide to Experiencing Quantum Psychology (Get the book.)

"Herxheimer Reactions Occasionally after starting the antibiotic therapy, a worsening of symptoms occurs. This reaction is known as the Herxheimer reaction and reflects the destruction of the organism (e.g., mycoplasma) and the body's difficulty with the removal of the organism. I have found wonderful results using holistic modalities, including IV nutritional therapies and oral vitamins and minerals, to ameliorate the Herxheimer affect. Also, drinking adequate amounts of water (see Chapter 8) helps reduce the Herxheimer reaction."
- David Brownstein, Overcoming Arthritis (Get the book.)

"The next specialist comes along, misreads the previous doctor's hieroglyphics, and proceeds to give the patient another drug that causes a bad reaction with the first. (Electronic medical records can greatly reduce if not virtually eliminate instances of this type of error, along with many other mishaps, but most hospitals have yet to invest in the technology.) Busy specialists don't always consult one another directiy, even by phone, and it's almost unheard of for all the doctors involved in a single patient's care to gather together in one room and actually discuss how best to treat him."
- Shannon Brownlee, Overtreated: Why Too Much Medicine Is Making Us Sicker and Poorer (Get the book.)

"After a five-month probe, investigators said they believed the powerful cocktail of Darvon, Vicodin, and Tylenol with codeine may have slowed Colby's reaction time. The soldier perhaps never realized the danger in the prescription pills, which eased the intense pain threatening to get in the way of his tour of duty in Iraq. Colby had been a determined soul, who often spoke the words that had become his personal motto: "Get 'er done." His mother explained that her son had gone to the dentist at his commander's request to have the tooth pulled before leaving for the Middle East."
- Melody Petersen, Our Daily Meds: How the Pharmaceutical Companies Transformed Themselves into Slick Marketing Machines and Hooked the Nation on Prescription Drugs (Get the book.)

"The man could suffer an allergic reaction to a drug. Maybe the beta-blocker causes his blood pressure to drop precipitously and he "bottoms out," a side effect of the drug that can aggravate the damage to his heart and even cause sudden cardiac arrest. The cardiologist could accidentally perforate an artery while she's threading a catheter into the man's heart. On balance, of course, the new treatments are obviously well worth such risks."
- Shannon Brownlee, Overtreated: Why Too Much Medicine Is Making Us Sicker and Poorer (Get the book.)

"Instead of realizing he was having a drug reaction, he was so spellbound at times by Prozac that he imagined he had reached the "essence of what life is really like" and that life was too horrible to endure. He told me, "I even thought, 'If this is all there is to life, I might as well die right now.' " An artistic and intelligent nineteen-year-old college student, he had at times in the past felt alienated from other people, but this is not unusual among sensitive young people. More than most, he often wrestled with philosophical problems."
- Peter Breggin, Medication Madness: A Psychiatrist Exposes the Dangers of Mood-Altering Medications (Get the book.)

"My report in the Lacuzong case, based on sealed company data, also showed that the company systematically avoided reporting cases of akathisia, and that some of the suicide cases were related to that anguish-inducing drug reaction. It also showed that the company systematically disguised the stimulating effects of Paxil by, among other things, making up many different subcategories for overstimulation, such as nervousness, anxiety, hyperactivity, and agitation, and not adding them up to show the high overall rates of stimulation."

- Peter Breggin, Medication Madness: A Psychiatrist Exposes the Dangers of Mood-Altering Medications (Get the book.)

"In the hours after the surgery, he got up in a dream state and began running down the hospital corridor. The reaction was probably caused by anesthesia but perhaps by postoperative morphine injections as well. The hospital staff responded by calling two security officers. After a considerable tussle, they pushed his dad back into bed and restrained him. Then the nurses gave him a shot of Haldol to quiet him down. Based on his familiarity with my work, my friend knew about the hazards of drugs like Haldol."

- Peter Breggin, Medication Madness: A Psychiatrist Exposes the Dangers of Mood-Altering Medications (Get the book.)

"In essence, their discoveries, using various newly recognized metal compounds as catalysts, will enable chemical reactions to occur far more efficiently (with fewer reaction steps and resources required, as well as less toxicity). As the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences suggested, think of a ballroom and couples dancing and changing partners effortlessly, smoothly, endlessly. Fewer waste by-products add up to stronger plastics, purer medical drugs, and safer food ingredients."
- David Steinman, Safe Trip to Eden: Ten Steps to Save Planet Earth from the Global Warming Meltdown (Get the book.)

"The reaction in Gothic Italy was somewhat less happy. After the fall of Naples, the Ostrogoths finally grew tired of the inconstant and un-martial Theodahad; within a month he was deposed, and by December, killed by one of his own nobles and replaced by another, named Vitigis."
- William Rosen, Justinian's Flea: The First Great Plague and the End of the Roman Empire (Get the book.)

"Ten minutes into the session they were discussing the possibility that Emily was having a reaction to Prozac, and the medication was stopped. LASTING PSYCHOLOGICAL EFFECTS OVER A FEW PROZAC-FREE DAYS, Emily's compulsion dissipated but its demoralizing effects proved far more difficult to escape. "It definitely left a lot of self-doubts," she told me. She underwent twice-a-week psychotherapy for six months but the guilt never fully left her mind for very long over the next few years. She couldn't forgive herself for harboring those awful thoughts."
- Peter Breggin, Medication Madness: A Psychiatrist Exposes the Dangers of Mood-Altering Medications (Get the book.)

"Quantification of mRNA for the vitamin D metabolizing enzymes CYP27B1 and CYP24 and vitamin D receptor in kidney using real-time reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction. J. Mol. Endocrinol. 31, 123-132. 19. Dusso, A. S., Brown, A. J., and Slatopolsky, E. (2005). Vitamin D. Am. J. Physiol. Renal Physiol. 289, F8-F28. 20. DeLuca, H. F. (2004). Overview of general physiologic features and functions of vitamin D. Am. J. Clin. Nutr. 80, 1689s-1696s. 21. Akhter, S., Kutuzova, G. D., Christakos, S., and Deluca, H. F. (2007)."
- Ann M. Coulston and Carol J. Boushey, Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease (Get the book.)

"The only requirements are that the protein and glucose molecules must collide with each other, and there must be enough energy for the reaction to take place once they collide. (There are other requirements, based on rules of organic chemistry, but they're not important to understand for this purpose.) As in all nonenzymatic chemical reactions, the higher the concentration of the two species that are reacting, the faster they will react. Also, more reactions will take place if concentrations are higher. Thus, high levels of glucose in the blood create more of these harmful glycation reactions."
- Christian B. Allan and Wolfgang Lutz, Life Without Bread (Get the book.)

"In cases of chronic acute pain, the mind will act to withdraw energy from the nerves in the afflicted area so the pain will go down. This reaction of the mind is helpful in the short term. Acute pain makes it difficult to function and can create problems in other parts of your body. For example, a person who has severe arthritic pain in her hips might naturally accommodate her pain by leaning forward, keeping her lumbar spine too rigid and putting too much stress on her knees. Over time, she's likely to end up not only with bad hips but also a bad back and knees."
- Rick Levy and Lou Aronica, Miraculous Health: How to Heal Your Body by Unleashing the Hidden Power of Your Mind (Get the book.)

"This sort of reaction to a vaccine and this sort of irresponsibility by a pharmaceutical company are not as anomalous as you might think. • The polio vaccine that was given to children in the 50s and 60s was not as sterilized as originally thought. In fact, when better test equipment was later used, it was found that there were over 140 live viruses in those early versions of the polio vaccine. With what result? Well for one thing, one of those viruses, SV 40, is strongly implicated in brain cancer."
- Jon Barron, Lessons from The Miracle Doctors: A Step-by-Step Guide to Optimum Health and Relief from Catastrophic Illness (Get the book.)

"Even worse, it can unleash, in a fraction of a second, a torrential chain reaction that produces a million or more additional killer free radicals. What Causes Free Radicals? There are four primary sources of free radicals: The Environment: Air pollution, cigarette smoke, smog, soot, automobile exhaust, toxic waste, pesticides, herbicides, ultraviolet light, background radiation, drugs, and even certain foods can all generate free radicals in the body. Internal Production: Our bodies are constantly producing free radicals as a byproduct of normal metabolic functions."

- Jon Barron, Lessons from The Miracle Doctors: A Step-by-Step Guide to Optimum Health and Relief from Catastrophic Illness (Get the book.)

"But if the immune system is in any way compromised, CIC's accumulate in the blood, where they initiate an "allergic" reaction. As the number of CIC's builds, the kidneys max out and can no longer excrete all of them, so they begin to accumulate in the body's soft tissues, causing inflammation. It is here that the pancreatic enzymes in our bloodstream come into play. Pancreatic enzymes are able to break down CIC's so that they can pass through the kidneys for excretion. What does that mean for supplemental enzymes?"

- Jon Barron, Lessons from The Miracle Doctors: A Step-by-Step Guide to Optimum Health and Relief from Catastrophic Illness (Get the book.)

"Lipid peroxyl radical: This radical unleashes a chain reaction of chemical events that can so totally compromise the cellulat membrane that the cell bursts open, spews its contents, and dies. 4. Singlet oxygen: Not technically a free radical, this metabolite can nevertheless wreak havoc on the body Your body is constantly replacing and repairing free-radical damaged cells; but with the way we live and abuse ourselves, our bodies are bombarded with mote free radicals than they can handle."

- Jon Barron, Lessons from The Miracle Doctors: A Step-by-Step Guide to Optimum Health and Relief from Catastrophic Illness (Get the book.)

"This reaction is known as the Herxheimer reaction and reflects the destruction of the organism (e.g., mycoplasma) and the body's difficulty with the removal of the organism. I have found wonderful results using holistic modalities, including IV nutritional therapies and oral vitamins and minerals, to ameliorate the Herxheimer affect. Also, drinking adequate amounts of water (see Chapter 8) helps reduce the Herxheimer reaction. Digestive enzymes are another wonderful aid in blocking the Herxheimer reaction. Intravenous Antibiotics Are Also Helpful Dr."
- David Brownstein, Overcoming Arthritis (Get the book.)

"Those who are either heterozygous or homozygous for the variant experience an adverse reaction to alcohol consumption; there is a characteristic flushing associated with drinking. This variant has been shown to be associated with both decreased alcohol consumption and alcoholism [24]. C. Interactions of Bioactive Food Components with Gene Functions in Relation to Carcinogenesis 1. Mutations and Metastasis Nutrients and other bioactive food components appear to contribute both in positive and negative ways at every stage of the carcinogenic process including DNA mutations and tumor metastasis."
- Ann M. Coulston and Carol J. Boushey, Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease (Get the book.)

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