- Producer04/01/2017Turmeric is Trendy: How to Optimize Health BenefitsThe spice Turmeric continues to gain attention as a health promoter, which is great news. However, I feel that people may get disillusioned because the benefits are less than what they were expecting. Here the problem lies in the poor understanding...
- Producer27/12/2016What do Mint, Chili, Marijuana & Cinnamon have in Common? Plants and mammals play a chemical dance that allows us to interact with knowledge and expectancy. From the food perspective we use different plants or plant extracts to obtain certain, predictable sensations or tastes. We seek them and use them...
- Producer20/08/2016Intro to Home Remedies/ by Dr Margaret Aranda / It's not always possible to go to the store or doctor for symptoms suffered at home, especially if you live alone. Time may be of the essence, or financial considerations may be prime, so thought I'd start this "Home...
Comments02/09/2016 #22 Andrew Porter#21 @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD an A+ and I've made you happy! well that just made my day thanks I'm chuffed. If i may make a suggestion...I have joined your Hive (Home Remedies) and I thought it may also be beneficial if you joined mine (Horticulture UK), that way when I post an article that is relevant towards home remedies, or plants that are beneficial for the health matters that you have highlighted you would be able to check it out, and then if suitable share it to your hive (there will be no hoax concoctions though) .....not sure what you think?
And you mention Heart Disease, which is a bit coincidental as I was reading about some plants and herbs such as Lavender and Ginkgo which are beneficial as a preventative measure against this only last night, If you like I will put something together and post it to my hive hopefully over the weekend, have you any thoughts on this?....I'm looking forward to a wonderful journey, and letting the other Bees know what we are discussing and thinkiing!02/09/2016 #21 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#20 @Andrew Porter: Woo~Hoo! You get the A+ for the day! You make me so happy and as a horticulturist, I definitely want you to do just what you are saying! It's perfect! We're spot on Target! I'm focusing on Heart Disease at first, since it is the #1 Killer of women and men. Please think on that, and let's keep the didactic conversation here - to affinitize and let others know our thinking as we embark on this Great Flight!31/08/2016 #20 Andrew Porter#18 @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD Wow! and thank you for the invitation to be a Co-Administer for your Hive, although its not my forte I am sure that with my Horticultural knowledge I will be more than able to contribute as to what benefits herbs and plants (including house plants) have to offer us, if you think that a Doctor and Horticulturist are able to collaborate, then I accept your invitation to be Co-Administer...under your guidance, and I await you instruction, I'm looking forward to it!!31/08/2016 #18 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#16 @Andrew Porter: Sweet! I've been waiting for the right bee to arrive! Now we're talking! If you really enjoy writing or posting for this site, I definitely want to keep it 'medical' with no hoax remedies - and vis a vis this Comment, I'm inviting you to Co-Administer Hive: Home Remedies with me! We'll discuss topics, as I want them published in an orderly fashion, and I'd like an emphasis on Women's Health and Invisible Illnesses here ;). Is that okay?23/08/2016 #16 Andrew PorterGreat article @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD home remedies are an ideal way for keeping away from the Doctors surgery (it's very rare that I pop along to the Doctor), and lets promote plants and herbs there are some wonderful ones that many people actually grow in their gardens, yet don't realise that the plants have some remarkable benefits towards health, if you or anyone is interested here is the link to an article I did a while ago, which also includes a link to a follow up article about the same subject.... https://www.bebee.com/producer/@andrew-porter/10-of-the-most-underrated-medicinal-plants-in-the-world23/08/2016 #15 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#10 Exactly. That is the essence of the 'diet' of Age Management Medicine - to eat 'natural' was a huge start. With Monsanto corporation and all the hype about pesticides and killing bees (as @Pamela L. Williams so eloquently wrote in "World Honey Bee Day" here: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@pamela-williams/world-honey-bee-day ), that has transitioned from (2) buy only organic to (3) grow your own veges AnD beeZ! So my question is, who is the Bee-Keeper? Does anyone 'walk away' with the honey, all sticky and attached to a comb? They come at night, when the beeZ are sleeping...23/08/2016 #13 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#9 Sweet to have you swing by and comment, @Netta Virtanen! Actually, there's fresh lavender in a sweet vase - I'm sure you could smell it - for relaxation and soothing the mind. We'll finesse the mind, body, and soul, too. ;-). It shall be so very cool. Make sure to keep an eye out for anything you see!23/08/2016 #11 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#6 Thanks, @Michele Williams, as I'm trying to keep this 'light' yet informative and as factual as can be. Here's to more Women on beBee, too! This is one way to fellowship together - There is also Hive "Women Entrepreneurs."! Academic medicine for minorities takes special precedents at universities, esp Ivy League. Food for thought. (ha - no pun intended; How can we put food into feeding out thoughts? Dark chocolate, anyone?)21/08/2016 #7 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#6 Yes, @Michele Williams! And I love that we are both academic women, too! If you would like an e-book of mine, please Inbox me. I'll put this offer out for anyone I know who sees this in the next 10 days (ends August 30 at MN, California time ~ lol)! Just want to make the honey sweeter - and I would really love your Review! Thank you, and let me know if there is anything that I can do for you ;).20/08/2016 #5 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#4 Much obliged and appreciated, @Donald Grandy (I'm sure you already knew what HIIT is, lol)! Mind, body, and soul also includes music, vibrations, therapy, essential oils, and of course, Laughter, which is the Best Medicine - makes you live longer! ;-)!20/08/2016 #3 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhDWant to try to 'catch' all the other Queen BeeZ who follow me: @Ana Luiza Freire Nascimento, @Nagore Gutierrez, @Netta Virtanen, @Lorena Negrete, @Ekaterina Novoseltseva, @J'ette Novakovich, @Wendy Nolin, @Franciane Nunes Paciência Torres, @María Eugenia de la Cruz Palacios (Nube Didáctica), @Pamela 🐝 Williams, @Paz🐝 Hueso Luque, @Marta Pardo Morales, @Patricia Soto Aravena, @Paz🐝 Hueso Luque, @Renée 🐝 Cormier, @Will Fly for Food (JB & Renée Macatulad), @Cyndi wilkins, @Laura Zein, and any more I missed, please don't be offended - not my intention - doing my best.20/08/2016 #2 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhDTrying to reach out to all the women following me, as one day this bee will not bee able to do so! @Catherine Morellon, @Daniela Umpierrez, @Deb 🐝 Helfrich, @Debbie Hindle, @Isabel Díaz Durán, @Diane Schultz, @Elizabeth Harris, @Elizabeth Lopez Romero, @Carolina Ruiz Fabregat, @Maria Isabel FRANCO SUAREZ, @Franciane Nunes Paciência Torres, @Teagan Geneviene, @INGEMATIS Formación e Ingeniería, @Jennifer Martin, @Lucy Jensen, @Jennifer 🐝 Schultz, @Charlene Burke, @Kathy Finnerty Thomas, @Kathleen Sibirtzeff`, @Kathie Kinde Clark, @Kathy Eller, @Katelyn cook, @Kris Keppeler, @Kristina Evans, @Dr. Kristina Nelson, @Kameka Davis-Northington, @Michelle Kosik, @Michele Williams.20/08/2016 #1 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhDToo busy for your health? No! Can't Be So! Here's to your health, "From the Inside Out." I'll be sharing everything from Cosmetology to The Seismology of Your DIY Home! As houses get smaller, down-sizing is taller, and there's just no room to cause another big boom....we can shop for Health and Inner Beauty, making it our duty to use natural and clean, to keep our souls pristine. @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, @Sara Jacobovici, @Lisa Lee, @Lisa Jones, @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher, @Lori Boxer, @Loribeth Pierson, @Mamen 🐝 Delgado, @Annmarie Sherlock, @Anna Valadzko, @Anne Kleinman, @Ann Millard, @anne bago, @Barbara Salvador, @Diana Caterine Olarte Gutierrez, @Marta Carretero Garcia, and more.
- Producer10/08/2016Laughter is the Best Medicine: Raw and Green/ by Dr Margaret Aranda / Well, I remember the first time I tried sushi. I didn't know that green-facial-mask-fine-granular-looking stuff was made from horseradish (See Image 1). I ate a huge bite of it that killed every cold virus up my nose, into...
Comments13/08/2016 #15 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#11 #10 I'm going to belch a good one just listening to you two! OK, so where are you hiding the rice saki? Can we all go to Happy Hour tomorrow night? Whoa. We're in a Hive; I forgot. So we're in a Happy Hive that never closes, right Dr @Ali Anani View more#11 #10 I'm going to belch a good one just listening to you two! OK, so where are you hiding the rice saki? Can we all go to Happy Hour tomorrow night? Whoa. We're in a Hive; I forgot. So we're in a Happy Hive that never closes, right Dr @Ali Anani? No need to go to the restaurant "TGIF" for an after-office get-together; we just make out own honey laughter and I think that's just grand! The olfactory (smelling) system is so important; Odors are detected through some fifty million olfactory receptor cells that die and are replaced every sixty days. Sheesh! Close12/08/2016 #13 CityVP 🐝 ManjitYes laughter is very healthy and in addition this buzz triggered in me how I should entertain raw food. This article was helpful as I began thought about this http://www.onegreenplanet.org/natural-health/top-mistakes-raw-food-newbies-make-and-what-to-do-instead/12/08/2016 #12 Leckey HarrisonI think Wasabi is vile. I'm not certain it would have even stayed in my mouth. Hence, I dislike horseradish. I do however, like spicy food when done right. Curry I like, and there are a jillion peppers. Some of course this white boy just can't handle. I also discovered that the juice of a jalapeno and the eye are not a good mix. I also heard from a friend years ago, that after working with peppers (pre-gloves days) in a kitchen, he went to the bathroom. He finished, washed his hands, went back to work. He noticed a growing discomfort in his groin. That grew to rather intense discomfort. Back to the bathroom to soap and water the effected part. No change. So with tears in his eyes, he asked a head chef. The head chef, thinking it was from eating, said, "Eat bread. It breaks down the oil." My friend was a bit nonplussed, but got creative, and wrapped himself in slices of bread. Problem solved. Was it placebo? We didn't care. We were too busy laughing.11/08/2016 #7 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#3 #4 It's good to see that tears can also come from not just unions or painful bunions, but from foods good for the body and soul! "No curry, no hurry, no worry." Great advice ~ and I'm glad we can see, @Dr Ali Anani, your spice for life continues. You inspired an artwork that I did today, and I'll cc you on that Buzz. Great day!11/08/2016 #4 Ali AnaniNo curry, no hurry, no worry my MD told me having suffered from a mild stomach ulcer. No hurry and no worry I managed. But no hot curry I failed. Ulcer disappeared shortly afterwards. Let tears flow from a nice and healthy dish. Thank you @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD View moreNo curry, no hurry, no worry my MD told me having suffered from a mild stomach ulcer. No hurry and no worry I managed. But no hot curry I failed. Ulcer disappeared shortly afterwards. Let tears flow from a nice and healthy dish. Thank you @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD for the reminder. and the appetizer Close11/08/2016 #3 Lisa 🐝 Gallagherha ha!!! Blake Shelton and Jimmy Kimmel make a great team. I would have loved to be sitting there with them.. I probably would have been doing some knee slapping while laughing. I wonder how much rice wine they really had LOL. Sea Urchin-gonads, ewe, but I would try!! Laughter is so healthy and I wish more people weren't afraid to just let down their hair and have some fun. Who says we have to act like 'adults' ALL the time? Thanks for posting this @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD10/08/2016 #2 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#1 Oh! @Froilán Pérez! You remind me that my dear Father told me that he remembered being a toddler, eating hot with tears pouring down his cheeks from the sting! And he said he didn't care! He just kept on eating and eating and eating! ~he just loved hot sauce! Thank you for your great story! It sparked a great memory...10/08/2016 #1 Froilán PérezI had a similar experience in a Mexican restaurant when I was about 8 years old.I poured tobasco like a madman on a dish, and did not listen to my parents advice. Of course, they made me finish the taco (or whatever it was after in was dripping in tobasco). Years later, when I first encountered sushi, I listened to the warnings about Wasabi and carefully tried it. I love it, but try not to use to much (Gari, on the other hand, I devour)
- Producer29/07/2016Focus on: Mike Karris and 'Smoking Vitamins'/ Dr Margaret Aranda / It is the rare person indeed who acquires the proper seed to consume all the garden and food varieties to gain multi-vitamin proprieties per day. Well, the second matter is that frankly, 'healthy' and 'smoking cigarettes'...
Comments31/07/2016 #15 Max🐝 J. Carter#14 I live in a marijuana growing mecca in Northern California. The dispensaries in southern California and other places often come here to buy their stock.
It all depends on the grower however most growers agree to get higher yield with a better high for lack of a better term, you need to avoid chemicals at all costs it screws with the flavor and the effect. You can even get snobbier about it with the difference between outdoor and indoor. Organic outdoor just tastes better.
You can never replace or imrpove what mother nature perfected no matter how hard we might try.31/07/2016 #14 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#11 Well, how about that? #12 And @Max🐝 J. Carter brings up a very good-related matter. I've worked in the Clinic writing 'ok's ' for medical marijuana, and I've visited (but I 👀didn't inhale👀 yeah, that's the ticket!) the dispensing shops... I've talked to the growers. Yes, Max, sativa or indigo, the truly perfect manner to dispense medical marijuana is to get the correct ratios of each type of ingredient. And the growers are Joe Smith in his garage down the street with a license to grow in the State of California. So do they use pesticides? Who knows what's in it, really. Great point!31/07/2016 #13 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#10 @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, that makes you the one person we just helped, and it's further validation that "culture change," and sticking my nose out in the green can still (thank God) be a good thing. I've found that if I just follow my heart and don't listen to chatter, I say what I think is right. What others POOF! (pun intended), it just doesn't matter. I'm holding the cold, dead hand that I don't want to hold any longer. It HAD to be death by lung cancer at retirement with a 501K in 1985 (oh, and I remember when Retirement Age was 55)...but it just doesn't have to be that way, and I'm so happy that you told me it was helpful to you. Now, I can sleep. God Bless You.30/07/2016 #12 Max🐝 J. CarterThe other thing people need to take into consideration is you don't just get some weed.
Why are you smoking it?
What strain is best for that?
I smoke medicinally. Sine I can't get the strain I need I have had to improvise and figure out my dose based on the strain I can get.
The main reason I still use tobacco is because growers typically don't grow the strain that works for me for my day to day. It is a lower producing plant.
Until the growers take real responsibility for growing medicine and providing education on why what strain should be smoked and why, it becomes the stoner party that all the squares are scared of.30/07/2016 #11 Randy KehoAsk and you shall receive. The controversial governor of Illinois just signed a bill decriminalizing marijuana. It took effect immediately. Small amounts, up to 10 grams, are now akin to a traffic ticket. Who thought the first agreement between republicans and democrats, at odds forever and a day in Illinois, would be in regard to marijuana? @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD29/07/2016 #8 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#6 #7 "Trust me. I'm a doctor." Yes, eggs were bad, and then oopsies ...now they're good and then whoopsies ...only 2 yolks a week for adults and stick to egg-white omelettes. With spinach, mushrooms, bell peppers, flax seed, chia seed (ground), and a sprinkle of tumeric (i.e., immunonutrition). Will give you my background thinking in another Buzz, to incorporate Randy's ideas more fully also. We're jam packed with too much honey! Love the Buzzing👌!29/07/2016 #7 Randy Keho#5 Once, again, you've sparked my curiosity, good thing I'm not a cat. I've smoked cigs for 28 years. I got a late start, I was 40. I smoked cigars on and off before that, and, perhaps, a bit too much weed before that. After watching people smoke those vap-thingies, as @Gerald Hecht would say, I just couldn't help but think, someday, they'll tell us that they're gonna kill us, too. Just like those energy drinks kids drink like pop (soda for our southern friends) these days. I asked a vap-thingie smoker just the other day how much that gizmo cost to start with. He said his was more than $200. WTF. If second-hand vap was bad for me, I'd be dead already. This guys blows smoke like he's a pile of leaves on fire. The veg-thingie sounds neat, but I think I'll hold off until they legalize recreational pot smoking in Illinois. It should be soon. The state's worse off than Puerto Rico. It needs the cash and, you know what they say, follow the money.29/07/2016 #6 Charles David Upchurch#5 Fair enough. I'll attempt to deconstruct that, but it will take me some time. Please know that I am Pro- (and not Anti-) almost everything else good in the world. Pro-peace. Pro-health. Pro-mental health. There are just a few things where I am still "Anti" and smoking is one of them. Bless your heart and hands, dear lady.29/07/2016 #1 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhDBringing you a product that is not "new" but is constantly fluid in its development. Catering to the health-conscious youth who also smoke cigarettes, the "VitaCig" is here to puff away through a vaporizor that also delivers several Vitamins, and Co-enzyme Q. Great fractal & thought-provoking genre here; thought you should know. @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, @Brian McKenzie, @Gerald Hecht, @Dr. Allen Brown, @Dr. Kristina Nelson, @debasish majumder, @Anees Zaidi, @Ali Anani and more!
- Producer20/06/2016Do Nutritional Supplements Work?Alternative PractitionersThe current trend by large proportions of the population to seek alternative practitioners is often because of the recommendation from a friend or family member who has had positive results and very visible outcomes i.e....
- 14/06/2016Shop Tate Publishing for Dr Margaret Aranda's books (5). A Stanford Medical Alumni in anesthesiology and critical care, her first book is her Memoir. It was written after a tragic car accident left her with a Traumatic Brain Injury, unable to walk or talk. Genres: Memoir, Christian Living, Children's Books, and Women's Health. One note: It is interesting to see how her brain heals over time. All books made Nancy Mills' Top 12 Spirited Woman Book Pick Lists.Other Workswww.drmargaretaranda.tateauthor.com
Comments16/06/2016 #26 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#25 Oh, @Mamen 🐝 Delgado, hey...if it was you, I bet you'd still be complaining about the hospital food, too! lol I could be a stand-up comedian with all the stories I could tell. I somehow always leave people wondering if my stories are true....or false? Believe me, no one can make this stuff up! Let's ditch everyone and just go to the beach and fly a kite, yes? :-)!16/06/2016 #24 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#23 lol! Oh! Because @Nick Mlatchkov, I just decided that I'm never going to grow up! Wanna go chase the wind? Let's go! Tagging @Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador, @Dale Masters, @Mamen 🐝 Delgado, @Kirstie-Sweetie Louise, @Michele Williams & @John White, MBA, too! 1..2..3....Go!15/06/2016 #22 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#20 @Nick Mlatchkov! Great question, sorry I just mentioned it in passing. Many churches have "Holy Oil" that they place on the forehead of a dying person. Since they thought I was actually in the process of dying on the ER bed, some would properly call it not the "Last Rites," but the "Sacrament of Extreme Unction." Usually a rite performed by the Catholic church, it is described here in brief: https://www.olrl.org/Lessons/Lesson27.shtml15/06/2016 #21 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhDCOUNTDOWN: 40 MIN:
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http://www.blogtalkradio.com/grassrootstalks/2016/06/15/if-god-took-a-day-off14/06/2016 #19 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#18 Oh No! Don't make me shine my halo! lol Seriously, I love your opinions and writings and I want to be just like you when I grow up. Oh. But wait. I decided at age 31 that I'm never going to grow up....so ignoring my birthday in 9 days, I cherish all your comments. And I know you don't just 'hand out' compliments, so thank you for the early present :-)!14/06/2016 #12 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#11 Why thank you, @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher but it wasn't my choice. The lady that hit me pressed the gas instead of the brakes when her fast food fell off the passenger seat....changing my life in an instant. I visited the door of Heaven when I almost died in the hospital, Last Rights of oil being pressed onto my forehead when I woke up.....and it is nice to know that my life right now makes a difference. I don't fear death, but I value each minute like never before.....
- 13/06/2016Now here is someone with a yearning to learn, good engagement, and a good BuzzingBee that I like in my Hives! Send me any good Bees that you know, too! Especially those interested in food, nutrition, and health! Thank you, @James McElearney!
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Comments13/06/2016 #3 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhDIf we aren't here on earth to make it better, then what is the purpose of having Quality of Life? I find that there isn't enough punishment for those who do bad deeds, and there isn't enough reward for those who do good. So when I see good, I grab it and share! Quality people are rare & I know how to share, so here's to you!
- Producer12/06/2016Hey! Let's Eat Watermelon!/ by Dr Margaret Aranda / This tongue-in-cheek article is on the very serious subject of Immunonutrition. Little known by the general public, it is an international concept used by millions of medical professionals for at least the past 8 years. Do...
Comments08/09/2016 #26 Cyndi wilkins#24 Thank you so much for your post on Lyme Disease as well @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD...I just sent the link to a friend who's son has been struggling with this beast for the past several years...initial tests coming back negative for Lyme, he and his family rode the medical merry go round of specialists all of whom did not believe in chronic Lyme and refused further testing...Poor kid was told it was all in his his head. Finally, last year in desperation she found a Lyme specialist who gave her son the western blot test...you guessed it...screamed Lyme....The doctor immediately put him on the antibiotics and his physical symptoms disappeared within four weeks...Unfortunately still struggles with cognitive issues and extreme fatigue...had to drop out of college for a bit, but hopefully he will continue to recover and soon return to his life...So be pushy if you have to people...could save your own life.21/08/2016 #20 Cyndi wilkinsYep...I'm a true believer in the health benefits of watermelon! Several years ago I was volunteering with Hospice visiting dying patients. One of them told me her favorite food was watermelon, but they wouldn't give it to her because she was diabetic. I thought...WHAT! This poor woman is dying, given a few weeks..maybe a month left of life...and she can't have watermelon? So, rebel that I am, I began sneaking it past the nurse so this poor woman could somewhat enjoy her last days. Well, guess what...She lived another seven months! I swear it was the watermelon;-)14/06/2016 #19 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#18 My pleasure! I always love to make science fun, and as you get to know my writings, you'll see how easily I can switch from writing a solo MD manuscript in Pharmacy & Pharmacology International (I submitted it to a Hive that I can't remember)...to writing like a child. Or a mixture. And you'll notice that I like to be different. :-). Was always the black sheep growing up, and have embraced it in my old age! Lovin' your Buzzes, too! It's all good!14/06/2016 #17 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#15 It's quite the sculpture, isn't it, @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher? Super unique! Inviting you to my Immunonutrition Hive, too, as I'll be focusing on Women's Health, naturally. :-). Love your comment but you can also eat cantalope or honeydew for your skin/hair...and too much of a good thing is bad so make sure to eat plenty of variety with veges/fruits! Take care!12/06/2016 #10 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#9 Well, if you blow the fresh-cut watermelon with ozone and wrap it with either polyvinyl chloride (PVC) or polyethylene (right away, before the water evaporates), and keep it at 4 deg Centigrade, the shelf-life can be up to 7 days. But what honeybee would want plastic coating on it these days? So....yeah.....the better part of valor is to have a multi-ethnic mix of fruits & veges that are all different colors, and don't eat too much of anything every day. We wouldn't want to see Vitamin A overdose and yellow hands, now would we? Uhmmmm...no, or people would think you were jaundiced and maybe you'd end up with a liver transplant...by mistake!
- 30/05/2016You Are Allowed to be an Independent Thinker of Your Own Diagnosis
You are allowed to search for the diagnosis by visiting 25 doctors, chatting with 25 FaceBook groups, or doing Google Searches on your symptoms. It is all okay. After all, you are the one that lives in your body. Welcome to a place where you are accepted, loved, and encouraged to fight for yourself! I know what it feels like, because I went through it several times, myself.
The hard way: As a physician who became a patient. We all learn to hate the Emergency Room, you know? And we're all tired of being told, "It's all in your head." I've been made to feel like a liar, a pretender, a 'malingerer,' and have been judged so very corruptly by others who knew perfectly well that I fainted to the floor and had purple lips. But hey, I'm not their Judge. They'll meet their Maker.
So.....Don't let anyone tell you who you are or how you need to behave, not when you know there is something WRONG with you and no healthcare professional can find it! You are so correct in fighting for your survival! So rest, take a deep breath, and know that we totally "get it."
~ Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
Former: USC Medical School Grad, Stanford Anesthesiology, Stanford Critical Care, Cenegenics Age Management Medicine, Watertown Univ PhD, Forensics.
Current: Traumatic Brain Injury with DI (x2), Dysautonomia, Vertebral Artery Dissection with Aneurysm (extracranial), gastroparesis, spinal fusion for spinal stenosis and left with dysphagia (difficulty swallowing), occulo-vestibular dysfunction, vertigo, pre-syncope, nausea, brainstem hypoperfusion.
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Comments30/05/2016 #1 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhDWhat is Dysautonomia?
In short, it's something that hardly any doctors even know about. It is not usually taught in medical schools. So most regular physicians are unable to diagnose it.
Dysautonomia is "dys"function of the "automatic" or Autonomic Nervous System (ANS). The ANS control center is in the core of the brain, controlling all the things you don't have to think about: breathing rate, heart rate, blood pressure, even food digestion. Well, those of us with dysautonomia have stomachs and intestines that don't even like to move food forward well. Some people live on liquid meals going straight into their intestine.
All of us stand up...and then we Faint! We may get "gray-outs" first, where everything looks gray. So while you can get up and go get the door without "thinking" about it, people with dysautonomia have to crawl on the floor so they don't faint. That's pretty much it!
Let's explore and learn more together!
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- How did a Stanford-trained anesthesiologist and critical care doctor end up being an expert in Immunonutrition? Well, first she had to be sick. Really, really sick for a long, long, time with a 'mystery' diagnosis. And then,... how did she go from being a Physician to being a Patient? And 10 bed-ridden years later, how did she do it? And what does she look like now? Isn't she worn and haggard? Let's see what could be "POSITIVE" about this whole story .....#WHATISTHEPOSITIVE - 10 People took the Poll... Did YOU? *In an effort to determine if this show can develop into something outwardly useful, we took a poll.* And, we'll probably ask more people to take it as...
Comments14/06/2016 #5 James McElearney#4 I will put my mind to the test tonight Margaret (I cant seem to tag you for some reason) You will be happy to know that as a general rule I don´t really drink either any more, bar the occasional session. Are there any fruits or berries in particular that would be especially beneficial? looking forward to the challenge, It´s been a while since I´ve created any cocktails14/06/2016 #4 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#3 I would like to see some pairings with red wine and fruits & berries! Red wine has Resveratrol, an anti-oxidant in the skin of the grape, associated with lowering cholesterol and helping improve diabetes and heart disease. While the story changes every so often, today doctors say "OK" to 3 glasses red wine/week for men; 1 glass red wine/day for women. Alcohol (not necessarily red wine) has a link with increased lifetime risk of breast cancer, from 10% increased to 15%, esp in high-risk women. "Anything in moderation" is a general rule that may apply here, but if you don't drink, don't start. And talk to your doctor for your individual risks, esp women!14/06/2016 #3 James McElearney#2 You can never beat a good sangria, for red wine, at least for the summer months, maybe a mulled wine in the winter. Great thing about both of these is they can be paired and married with so many different fruits and berries to add flavour and nutrition. I´ve also seen some recipes paring red wine and pomegranate. They do say, a glass of red a day, keeps the doctor at bay ;)14/06/2016 #2 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#1 Yes, those were the days...ordering cocktails...I was too busy raising my son as a single parent, so I never sat at a bar until I was over 30...and I had NO idea what to order. So I ordered nothing but mimosas for a year. Sheesh! Now, Banff vodka is THE best...from the glaciers in Banff Lake, Canada. Yum. Those were the days...now I can't drink but the occasional red wine to add more salicylic acid (i.e., aspirin) to keep my brain/blood vessels unclogged from cholesterol! So do you know of any drinks made with red wine? Or should we move to the stove? :-).
- 29/05/2016Since we are new to the topic of Immunonutrition, let us first tell you a definition. The immune system of the human body naturally fights off infection, cancer, and anything it sees as "foreign." By eating only "nutrient-dense" and unprocessed foods, we can allow the body to work as effectively and efficiently as it is supposed to work. We watch every Spoon we eat.
Food either kills or it heals. Women die of heart disease more than men, and at younger ages. Women are used to being Caregivers, not the patient. So let's let her "be in charge" of the menu.
I teach you first the physiology of your body, and separate aerobic vs. nonaerobic exercise for discussion. Any topics I address will be fully referenced, and I may get an expert in a particular field to come over here and give us their time and effort. The "Substitute Teacher" is there to help you along, but you need to get used to more 1:1 contact with your teacher. And you must study more. And often. You cannot and will not understand all in 1 hour time.
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Immunonutrition = immune system fighting + good nutrition. What is your goal in Quality of Life? living long & healthy?
Problem: Heart disease, diabetes, obesity, early death.
Solution: Heal from the INSIDE out. Immunonutrition.
Let us bringing you into the cellular & molecular level of vitamin, mineral, and plant flavonoids nutrition to heal and combat inflammation, chronic illness, and cancer.
Heal from the INSIDE, OUT!
And don't forget the children!
Problem: Heart disease, diabetes, obesity, early death.
Solution: Heal from the INSIDE out. Immunonutrition.
Let us bringing you into the cellular & molecular level of vitamin, mineral, and plant flavonoids nutrition to heal and combat inflammation, chronic illness, and cancer.
Heal from the INSIDE, OUT!
And don't forget the children!