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d-blog week: to all the sweeties I’ve loved before

“Today let’s put a twist on that topic and focus on the good things diabetes has brought us.”

Really, what is there to say? The best thing is the friends.

So here’s to those folks I’ve known only because of diabetes.

Phatz, Fenney, Wolfer, Starr, Marie —- the old DHT crowd along with Eve, Buddy, Kara, oh and so many others from Wednesday night chat.

To Minnesota Nice, Scott, Nicole, Major Bedhead, and all the many bloggers from the DOC.

I knew it was a mistake starting to name names. There are far too many. Love you all!

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Gene therapy shows promise for Parkinson’s | Reuters

Gene therapy shows promise for Parkinson’s | Reuters

In VICTORIES & SUCCESS STORIES on March 17, 2011 at 11:02 am

I’m glad to see other therapies are producing benefits to Parkinson’s patients.

There now seems to be 3 options for Parkinson’s patients:
Gene therapy = 23.1 % improvement
Placebo effect = 12.7 % improvement

Adult Stem Cells = 60 % improvement*

* 60% PARKINSON’S PATIENTS IMPROVE AFTER REPAIR STEM CELL TREATMENT – PHYSICIANS CONFIRM RESULTS! http://repairstemcell.wordpress.com/2010/02/06/60-parkinsons-patients-improve-after-repair-stem-cell-treatment-physicians-confirm-results/

-dg

Gene therapy article below pic


“The treated group showed a 23.1 percent improvement on a scale of Parkinson’s symptoms six months after treatment, compared to a 12.7 percent improvement for patients who received sham surgery, according to the published research.”

Gene therapy shows promise for Parkinson’s | Reuters.

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Why Not Run A Little Bit Faster? Guest Post by @bradgansberg!

I am so honored that none other than Brad Gansberg himself is visiting FoodFoodBodyBody and has written a blog post just for us. He’s a running CHAMP and is actually starting up a free program to teach people to run in 100 days. How awesome is that? And I’m going to go try out this tempo running next time I’m out there.. which better be this weekend since I have TWO races (plus a stairclimb) the weekend after!!!

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Girl cured of brain cancer using umbilical cord stem cells

In the first transplant of umbilical cord stem cells in Spanish history, a four year old girl has been cured of a brain tumor…

Alba Martinez was born in the province of Cádiz in 2007 and despite her good health, her parents say they decided to provide her with “life insurance” by means of preserving her umbilical cord in cold storage, an option taken by only a handful of parents in Spain.

At 22 months, Martinez began to suffer from a brain tumor and needed several intensive rounds of chemotherapy, which destroyed her blood cells, requiring her to receive infusions of stem cells from her umbilical cord.  The availability of such a treatment in infants suffering from cancer is rare, due to the fact that in most cases the child suffers from leukemia, which originates in a genetic defect also found in the child’s stem cells.

Today, 16 months after her stem cells restored her blood system, Martinez remains cancer free. Doctors will be able to certify her as “cured” after living a total of five years without a relapse. Her parents say that the procedure is their “best investment” ever.  “Conserving the umbilical cord is betting on the future, a life insurance that you don’t know if you will need sometime, but that can save a life,” said Theresa Molina, the child’s mother…

Girl cured of brain cancer using umbilical cord stem cells | LifeSiteNews.com.

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Oprah Winfrey Dedicates Today’s Show to Diabetes

Host Oprah Winfrey — together with celebrity physician Dr. Mehmet Oz, and exercise physiologist Bob Greene — will emphasize that diabetes is a ticking time bomb and a silent killer, urging viewers to find out if they are at risk for type 2 diabetes.

Covering a wide spectrum of diabetes-related topics, from making healthy lifestyle choices to avoiding diabetes-related complications, Oprah and her health team will talk about diabetes testing and healthy foods, while also introducing viewers to a woman with diabetes on dialysis, who is a double amputee.

As stated by Richard M. Bergenstal, MD, President, Medicine & Science, “We hope that the show will convey the seriousness of diabetes. We also hope the show will empower people and provide hope. Many of the devastating complications of diabetes can be prevented or lessened.”

For details regarding where and when to see today’s The Oprah Winfrey Show in your area, please check your local listings.

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Maine Town Becomes First in US to Declare Food Sovereignty | Sustainable Cities Collective

Town secedes from governmental food control!  They can now produce, sell, consume whatever they want!  No GM foods or raw food restrictions, etc.  This is a great step towards people taking control of what they can eat and therefor, their own health.

“This four page ordinance, which can be read in its entirety here , is revolutionary in that it relies on the consumer to educate themselves on the risk of consuming products (such as raw milks, cheeses, meats and vegetables), and shifts the power away from regulation, which prevents people from eating food of their choosing.”

The conspiracy minded will say: Let’s hope “evil forces” don’t  go in and start e-coli epidemics there to “prove” people can’t be in control of their own health without dire consequences!

Indeed! -dg

Maine Town Becomes First in US to Declare Food Sovereignty | Sustainable Cities Collective.

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