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Re: The Official Health and Fitness Thread
« Reply #705 on: February 25, 2016, 12:49:31 PM »
I actually was with a homeopathic doctor for years when I was younger. It always struck me as odd that once all the homeopathic remedies for my asthma related conditions failed he would prescribe an inhaler.

The outright bashing of modern medicine that has single handedly saved billions of lives and has increased life expectancy of millions honestly is completely absurd.

But hey, maybe we should also go back to spontaneous generation theory of medicine.
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« Reply #706 on: February 25, 2016, 12:51:18 PM »


Everything is chemical. Everything you eat, drink, breathe can be represented chemically. In nature there often isn't a strong enough dosage to provide relief for a certain thing. There's a reason aspirin is more effective than tree bark.
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« Reply #707 on: February 25, 2016, 12:57:02 PM »

Finally, we're hearing from the real medical experts: cartoonists.


And you quoted a musician?  Tim Minchin super-expert, eh?
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He's actually a comedian and the point he's making is one about language, something he's qualified to do. What it isn't is a scientific claim.
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« Reply #708 on: February 25, 2016, 01:02:07 PM »


What was the average life expectancy the previous thousands of years?

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« Reply #709 on: February 27, 2016, 10:38:34 AM »
If you are having lung troubles, research NAC (Pharmanac, I like it in epervessant tablet form), it helps lung function and has cleared up my problems. A by product is it does also promote healthy liver function and believe it or not, helps with hangovers!  Just saying do your own research into this.
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« Reply #710 on: April 10, 2016, 02:59:24 PM »
As many know, Bryan Murray, the Ottawa Senators GM who stepped down from his post (but remains with the Senators organization in an advisory capacity), has been battling Stage 4 colon cancer for quite some time (since 2014) -- a cancer that spread to his liver.  However, thanks in parts to complementary medicine (used in conjunction with ongoing chemotherapy treatments), this has enabled Murray to keep up his physical health & well-being. In other words, uplifting the state of the patient by other means (in this case, (complementary/integrative approach) while undergoing conventional treatment, is what has kept Murray and others with cancer to live and be able to get on with the task of daily living.

Anything that helps a patient cope, provided it works and does not cause further complications, in this case integrative medicine, is an excellent addition to the anti-cancer equation.

Ottawa Senators General Manager Bryan Murray was given a grim diagnosis in the summer of 2014. He had Stage 4 colon cancer and it had spread to his liver.

“The prognosis wasn’t very good,” he admitted. In fact, just five per cent of people live for five years after such a diagnosis.

Today, Murray has gained back 12 pounds he lost when first diagnosed with late-stage cancer and a recent scan showed the tumour in his liver had shrunk. His ability to continue managing the Senators and being active, even playing hockey with his grandchildren recently, has surprised his doctors. They now say “just do what you are doing, it seems to be working."

Murray spoke about his cancer at the launch of a fundraising campaign Wednesday for the Ottawa Integrative Cancer Centre.

The involvement of Murray and other high profile supporters, the presence of Senators players, including Kyle Turris and Dion Phaneuf, and a hefty donation from the Ottawa Senators Foundation, mark the growing acceptance of the kinds of complementary cancer therapies — from naturopathy and yoga to more — once viewed with skepticism by some. The centre’s mandate includes research and working with patients and oncologists to help them better cope with cancer diagnosis and treatments.

Murray says he believes some of the non-traditional treatments he has received through the integrative cancer centre — including yoga and mistletoe injections he gives himself three times a week — have made a difference to his health while he undergoes chemotherapy.

Murray, wearing a portable chemotherapy pump on what was his 41st round of chemo since being diagnosed, said he talks to many people while waiting at the hospital who are struggling to function through chemotherapy and radiation. When he tells them about the integrative cancer centre treatments he receives, he said, they often say they couldn’t afford them.

“My main focus was to help other people have access.”

Murray said his injections of mistletoe — which has been studied and is more widely used to treat cancer in Europe — as well as the yoga and other counselling costs in the thousands of dollars every month. He has also undergone acupuncture.

CBC Television anchor Lucy van Oldenbarneveld, who has been public about her breast cancer diagnosis and treatment, has also participated in programs at the OICC.

“It made a huge difference,” she said, adding that her oncologists have been supportive. “Because it is complementary therapy and not alternative therapy, it can’t hurt, and if it helps as it has me and countless others, why not try it."

John Kelly, who is fundraising chair for OICC said more than half of the people with cancer seek complementary care.

“What really motivates me is how the OICC strives to address these patients’ needs by collaborating with oncologists, radiologists, surgeons and researchers. OICC care is integrative, in that evidence-based complementary therapies are combined with hospital treatments to support and strengthen patients’ health and well-being."

Van Oldenbarneveld said one of the most difficult parts of a cancer diagnosis has been dealing with the psychological implications and the “darkness” that it can bring.

Murray said hockey is the best therapy he has for staying away from those dark places.

“I think the mental and social support comes from being involved in hockey, being around young people and being motivated every day to do something that gives you a real purpose.”


Story:
http://www.ottawasun.com/2016/04/06/bryan-murray-heads-5m-cancer-campaign
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Re: The Official Health and Fitness Thread
« Reply #711 on: April 14, 2016, 04:57:46 PM »
After getting around to reading Bill C-14 and the CPSO/OMA/CMPA Position statements....sigh.

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« Reply #712 on: May 26, 2017, 06:54:43 AM »
How medical cannabis may impact prescription drugs (& the pharmaceutical industry):

http://www.lifeextension.com/news/lefdailynews?NewsID=26727&Section=Disease)

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Re: The Official Health and Fitness Thread
« Reply #713 on: June 13, 2018, 06:34:18 AM »
So for many years I've been involved with rowing, competing at a pretty high level when I was at university and carrying on since then at a club level competing at not such a high level but still at a decent level to keep myself in some kind of shape.

For years I was massively dubious about Crossfit. It struck me as a bit of a cult in all honesty. But now I don't have the time to do enough training to compete at as high a level at rowing as before I was looking a new challenge and decided to bite the bullet and try it out. I have to say I'm only a couple of weeks in and I've really enjoyed it. I don't think I'll ever "compete" at it (Still it's just a really well regimented circuit training class in my eyes to an extent) but it's the most enthused I've been about training in a long time.
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Re: The Official Health and Fitness Thread
« Reply #715 on: August 30, 2018, 11:19:57 AM »
Wonder if they plan to do anything about the Doctors who prescribed them like candy?  Or are we assuming the people got them elsewhere??

B.C. government to take pharmaceuticals to court over Opiod crisis:

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/as-it-happens-wednesday-edition-1.4803065/human-beings-before-profits-b-c-sues-pharmaceutical-companies-for-role-in-opioid-crisis-1.4803077

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« Reply #716 on: August 31, 2018, 02:21:04 AM »
Wonder if they plan to do anything about the Doctors who prescribed them like candy?  Or are we assuming the people got them elsewhere??

B.C. government to take pharmaceuticals to court over Opiod crisis:

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/as-it-happens-wednesday-edition-1.4803065/human-beings-before-profits-b-c-sues-pharmaceutical-companies-for-role-in-opioid-crisis-1.4803077

This is what was said regarding the overprescribing of opioids by physicians:

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Don't doctors have to take some of the responsibility for the over-prescribing of these opioids?

"I think it's fair that there has not been adequate education of physicians and other health professionals or members of the public about the dangers of these drugs. I refer to something that was published back in 2001, an [OxyContin] advertisement, that showed a photograph of a very fit looking jogger with a tagline, "One to start and stay with." Another full page ad that says, "When you know a set of medicine will not be enough, take the next step in pain relief." These pharmaceutical manufacturers knew the dangers they did not inform physicians, and in fact they disputed claims that were being made by health professionals that were sounding the alarm.

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We're far more closely monitoring provincially prescribing patterns. We want to be very careful as we do this that people who legitimately need opioids or who become addicted to prescription opioids are weaned off these medications appropriately so that they don't end up turning to street drugs which are laced with fentanyl and other variations of synthetic opioids, because that is part of the phenomenon that we've seen people turning to street drugs because they've become addicted.
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Re: The Official Health and Fitness Thread
« Reply #717 on: March 04, 2019, 09:17:57 AM »
So for many years I've been involved with rowing, competing at a pretty high level when I was at university and carrying on since then at a club level competing at not such a high level but still at a decent level to keep myself in some kind of shape.

For years I was massively dubious about Crossfit. It struck me as a bit of a cult in all honesty. But now I don't have the time to do enough training to compete at as high a level at rowing as before I was looking a new challenge and decided to bite the bullet and try it out. I have to say I'm only a couple of weeks in and I've really enjoyed it. I don't think I'll ever "compete" at it (Still it's just a really well regimented circuit training class in my eyes to an extent) but it's the most enthused I've been about training in a long time.

Yeah, so this aged well. I'm currently participating in the "Crossfit Open". Basically each week for 5 weeks they release a workout and thousands of people round the world do it, submit their scores online and can see where they are in the leaderboards. I messed up last week's event and didn't do as well as I would have liked but this week, all be it with a few hours left for people to submit scores, I'm sitting 3rd on the UK leaderboard in my age group for this workout and 57/900 in the world in my age group.

It's quite a buzz...

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Re: The Official Health and Fitness Thread
« Reply #717 on: March 04, 2019, 09:17:57 AM »