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Jose Canseco’s bikini HGH steroid bash. – ‘Hey Guys, Who Wants To Come To My Big Steroid Party This Weekend?’

Canseco2The Federal Bureau of Investigation said Thursday that it had opened a preliminary investigation into whether retired pitcher Roger Clemens lied during his congressional testimony earlier this month. Lying under oath before Congress is a federal crime. One of the points of contention, beyond whether Clemens was knowingly injected with steroids and human growth hormone, is whether he did or did not attend a party at ex-outfielder Jose Canseco’s house in 1998.

MIAMI—Former MLB star and admitted steroid user Jose Canseco extended an informal invitation Monday to over 500 current and former professional baseball players, requesting their presence at his house this coming weekend for his annual steroid party. “Hey guys, big steroid bash at my place,” Canseco said while handing out flyers at a Toronto Blue Jays spring training intrasquad game. “Nothing too fancy, just a bunch of guys, hanging out, taking steroids. Tell your friends.”

The party is historically an extravagant affair, usually featuring women in bikinis carrying silver trays of various types of anabolic steroids, four VIP suites upstairs where guests can sample steroids from Canseco’s personal collection, a giant 40-foot-tall ice syringe filled with Dianabol, oil paintings of steroids on the walls, a keg of steroids, a disco ball, and a punch bowl spiked with steroids. (read more)

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DNA Research links Depression to Family Ties

Dna_rgb2Psychiatrists have long known that the children of severely depressed parents are at high risk of developing chronic despair themselves, in part because they inherit a physical susceptibility to the condition. Now researchers have identified more than a dozen specific portions of DNA that probably account for that susceptibility. The findings, based on the first comprehensive genetic analysis of families with depression, are expected to pave the way for isolating specific genes responsible for the illness. The results also could give doctors and patients desperately needed guidance in how best to treat it. Investigators at the University of Pittsburgh studied 81 families prone to the most severe form of depression, which often strikes during adolescence and recurs through much of adult life.

By cataloging each family member’s DNA, researchers tracked which segments of genetic material were common to family members who developed depression. They found 19 portions of DNA containing genes likely to put people at risk of the disease. Parents pass on various combinations of these genes, producing different depressive symptoms, the study suggests. “This study is a very big deal,” said Dr. Louis Marino, a specialist in depression and chief of geriatric services at Butler Hospital in Providence, R.I. Its findings provide an overall picture of the genetics of the disease, he said, “and helps explain why it has so many faces and can look so different from person to person.” The new analysis showed a striking gender difference in inherited susceptibility to the disease.

Depressed2Four of the DNA regions the researchers identified were linked to depression in women only; just one was male-only. This could explain why women are about twice as likely as men to develop depression, psychiatrists say. The study demonstrated that one DNA region in particular — one containing a gene called CREB1 — is very strongly linked to depression in women. And CREB1 is known to interact with female hormones. “This is a neat explanation for why the risk of depression is greater during puberty, pregnancy, menstrual cycles,” times when hormone levels are changing, said Dr. George Zubenko, a research psychiatrist at the University of Pittsburgh and lead author of the study. The research supports a shift in thinking about the biology of such mood disorders as depression. Once thought by some doctors to be triggered by a chemical imbalance in the brain — too much of one brain messenger, say, or too little — mood problems might in fact stem from genetic difficulties in regulating sudden changes in brain chemistry, said Dr. Bruce Cohen, chief of psychiatry at McLean Hospital in Belmont, Mass.

When hit with a flash flood of stress hormones, for example, normal brain cells respond, in part, by blunting their sensitivity to the hormones, buffering themselves against the onslaught. Cohen compares these regulating systems to shock absorbers that, in chronically depressed people, don’t work as well as they should. “It’s like if the shocks go out on your car,” he said, “you not only feel every bump, your head hits the roof.”  The findings should help vanquish much of the self-blame depressed people so often heap on themselves, as if their moodiness were a character flaw or somehow resulted from a failure of will, said Zubenko. Many overcome serious depression on their own; but some need more help than others because of the genetic cards they were dealt, the research suggests.

In coming years, psychiatrists expect research into the genetics of depression to give rise to new drugs that shut down the disease closer to its source, rather than simply treat its symptoms. In the meantime, Zubenko said, drug researchers can use the newly identified segments of DNA to individualize treatment with antidepressants. The drugs act differently in people with different genetic make-ups; using the panel of newly identified genetic segments, doctors can study which antidepressant drugs work best in whom, with fewest side effects. “Right now, it’s really hit or miss” when doctors choose an antidepressant, he said. “It can be weeks before patients get the best treatment.”

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Semen acts as an anti-depressant

Semen-picSemen makes you happy. That’s the remarkable conclusion of a study comparing women whose partners wear condoms with those whose partners don’t.

The study, which is bound to provoke controversy, showed that the women who were directly exposed to semen were less depressed. The researchers think this is because mood-altering hormones in semen are absorbed through the vagina. They say they have ruled out other explanations.

“I want to make it clear that we are not advocating that people abstain from using condoms,” says Gordon Gallup, the psychologist at the State University of New York who led the team. “Clearly an unwanted pregnancy or a sexually transmitted disease would more than offset any advantageous psychological effects of semen.”

Suicide attempts

His team divided 293 female students into groups depending on how often their partners wore condoms, and assessed their happiness using the Beck Depression Inventory, a standard questionnaire for assessing mood. People who score over 17 are considered moderately depressed.

The team found that women whose partners never used condoms scored 8 on average, those who sometimes used them scored 10.5, those who usually used them scored 15 and those who always used them scored 11.3. Women who weren’t having sex at all scored 13.5.

What’s more, the longer the interval since they last had sex, the more depressed the women who never or sometimes used condoms got. But the time since the last sexual encounter made no difference to the mood of women who usually or always used condoms.

The team also found that depressive symptoms and suicide attempts were more common among women who used condoms regularly compared with those who didn’t. The results will appear in the journal Archives of Sexual Behavior.

And Gallup told New Scientist that his team already has unpublished data from a larger group of 700 women confirming these findings. In this study, the always-use-condoms group were more depressed than the usually-use-condoms group, suggesting the discrepancy in the smaller study was a sampling error, he says

Alternative explanations

But is it really the semen that affects women’s mood? The researchers say they looked at alternative explanations such as whether women who seldom use condoms took oral contraceptives, how often they had sex, the strength of relationships, and the possibility that having a certain type of personality influenced the decision to use condoms. But none of these factors can explain their findings, they say.

In fact, the results aren’t a complete surprise because semen does contain several mood-altering hormones, including testosterone, oestrogen, follicle-stimulating hormone, luteinising hormone, prolactin and several different prostaglandins. Some of these have been detected in a women’s blood within hours of exposure to semen.

The question many people will ask is whether oral sex could have the same mood-enhancing effects. “Since the steroids in birth control pills survive the digestion process, I would assume that the same holds true for at least some of the chemicals in semen,” Gallup says.

“I understand that among some gay males who have anal intercourse, it is not uncommon to attempt to retain the semen for extended periods of time,” he adds. “Suggesting, of course, that there may be psychological effects.” But further research will be needed to confirm whether exposure to semen through oral or anal sex really does affect mood in heterosexual or homosexual partners.

But why should semen have such an effect? “It makes no sense to me for this phenomenon to have evolved,” says Satoshi Kanazawa, an evolutionary psychologist at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. But Gallup counters that men whose semen promotes long-term mood enhancement might have more chances to indulge in sexual activity.

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The Benefits of Depression

Sometimes viewed as a modern human defect, depression is more likely a natural state which has been with human beings since prehistoric times. A re-evaluation of depression says that while it might not be pleasant, it may lead to positive actions.

Dr. Paul Keedwell says he hears from ex-depressives who admit that being depressed ultimately led them to change the direction of their lives and that because of that, they’re happier now than they were before they became depressed.

Depression may also help people let go of unrealistic expectations and reassess their strengths and weaknesses with more humility. Ex-depressives say their depression made them stronger and eventually fostered a new love for life.

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Spice Girl Melanie Chisholm is proud to have beaten depression

Spice1Former Spice Girl Melanie Chisholm says her proudest achievement is having overcome depression – despite a record breaking career with the band. As Sporty Spice, Mel C played her part in the group’s nine No 1 singles and two No 1 albums. She also scored two No 1 singles as a solo artist, but has suffered with depression and told Psychologies magazine that beating it is the best thing she’s done. “We achieved amazing, record-breaking things with the Spice Girls, but, for me, it would be overcoming a lot of personal problems,” she said. “I’m proud I’ve been able to recover, and get myself back to 100 per cent health. “I’ve suffered with depression, and that was the most debilitating thing that has ever happened to me. Recovering from it taught me to appreciate happiness, and that has remained my number-one priority. When you’re happy and strong, you can achieve anything.”

After a two-year break, Melanie C is back with her third solo album ‘Beautiful Intentions’. The album is the first to be released on the singer’s own Red Girl Records label (named after her favourite football team – Liverpool) and precedes her forthcoming UK tour. In Melanie’s own words: “With this album I wanted to show what I do best. I love performing and before we started recording the album we went touring to see what worked live and what people liked.”

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Good news about St. John’s wort and the treatment of alcoholism

HERB HOPES GROW FOR ALCOHOLICS

SCIENTISTS BELIEVE they may have found a herbal treatment to curb excessive drinking. An extract of the yellow flowers of St John’s wort, a herb used for centuries to treat melancholia, cut by half the amount of alcohol consumed by a group of heavy drinkers.

The heavy drinkers were rats, selectively bred for their liking for the hard stuff. Researchers from the University of North Carolina who carried out the experiments, plan next to test it on human alcoholics.

Dr Amir Rezvani, research associate professor of psychiatry at the university’s school of medicine, said: “We don’t know yet whether the compound will work in human alcoholics, but we are optimistic.

“Since it is a herb, it should have no side effects or fewer side effects than synthetic drugs. One of the major problems with alcoholics is that they don’t like to take medications that have side effects. St John’s wort might be different in that it would just reduce their desire for alcohol.”

Dr Rezvini decided to investigate the herb because depression and alcoholism were thought to have a strong biological link. “If it worked for depression, then it might just have a beneficial effect on alcoholism,” he said. “Many people think the link may be a deficiency of serotonin, a neurotransmitter in the brain.”

The findings were presented yesterday at a meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism in Hilton Head, South Carolina.

The researchers compared the behaviour of rats that were given the extract and another group that was not. All were offered a choice between alcohol and water.

Over a 24 hour period the rats treated with the herbal extract drank half as much alcohol as the untreated animals.

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Are you depressed? – Hypericum in a Nutshell

Here is the briefest possible summary of hypericum and the treatment of depression:

Hypericum is Hypericum Perforatum, also known as St. John’s Wort (St. John the Baptist, not the Beloved). It is a short, yellow-flowering, wild-growing plant — healing herb to some; troublesome weed to others. It has a 2,400-year history of safe and effective usage in folk, herbal, and ancient medicine. Hypericum was prescribed as medicine by Hippocrates himself.

A series of recent double-blind, placebo-controlled studies indicate that a specific extract of Hypericum perforatum was as effective as prescription antidepressants but had far fewer side effects (thus available without a prescription for the treatment of mild to moderate depression) and cost considerably less — about 25 cents a day.

In Germany, more than fifty percent of depression, anxiety, and sleep disorders are treated with hypericum. Prozac has two percent.

Although many extracts are available containing St. John’s Wort, only a handful (thus far—the gap will soon be filled by the free market place: Long live Milton Friedman!) of companies. These are listed in the section: How to Obtain Research-Grade Hypericum.

For more complete information on hypericum, you can read the complete text of the book Hypericum & Depression

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Physical activity may protect against the development of depression

Exercise3Many dedicated exercisers say they work out not just for their body, but also for their mind. In our high-stress society, slamming tennis balls, shooting hoops or stepping out for a walk are all socially acceptable ways to relieve tension and adjust attitude–just as Grandma knew when she advised taking out your anger on the woodpile.

   Now a growing body of research suggests that telling someone under stress to “take a hike” or “go soak their head” in the swimming pool may be a dose of good medicine.

   “Exercise has a very positive effect on mental health from a number of perspectives,” says Dr. John Docherty, a psychiatrist and director of the Center for Innovation in Behavioral Health at New York Hospital / Cornell Medical Center. “We know exercise helps regulate biorhythms, which improves sleep, and it enhances energy level and vigor. Exercise is also very important in maintaining physical health and controlling weight, which impacts on self-esteem.”

   There is no definitive research that proves the effects of physical activity on psychological health the way studies evaluate the impact of a drug on heart disease. But a significant body of evidence links regular exercise with components of improved mental health, such as brighter mood, reduced anxiety and enhanced self-efficacy.

   And in some physicians’ offices as well as in health clubs and on biking trails, people are turning to exercise as a way to relieve symptoms of depression and anxiety.

   Docherty, for example, prescribes exercise to all his patients, but cautions that “the science needs to be stronger” in helping physicians determine how much and what kind of exercise works best for varied psychological conditions. “With a pill, I know specifics such as what dose to prescribe and what percentage of patients will respond. Wedon’t have that level of data with exercise yet.”

   A consensus is growing that “physical activity may protect against the development of depression,” as the U.S. Surgeon General’s Report on Physical Activity and Health noted in 1996.

   “In general, persons who are inactive are twice as likely to have symptoms of depression than are more active persons,” according to the report. In addition, regular exercisers are less likely to report symptoms of depression and anxiety than are people who do little or no physical activity. On the other hand, “persons who have good mental
health may simply be more likely to be active,” the report pointed out.

   Yet the exercise-mood connection is strong enough to bring psychiatrists and psychologists together with exercise Exercise4specialists to explore the ways in which regular activity might be used as therapy. In a society where depression affects an estimated 10% of the population, many experts are embracing the idea of “sweat therapy” as a powerful
adjunct to standard treatment, which is typically antidepressant medication and / or psychotherapy.

   A few small studies even suggest that, in cases of mild to moderate depression, exercise may be as effective as standard therapies. A major study funded by the National Institutes of Mental Health is examining whether aerobic exercise alone can be an effective treatment for depression.

   “Not everyone responds to medications or the other treatments we have available for depression,” says psychiatrist Dr. Madhukar Trivedi of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

   Not a Cure By Itself
  

Doctors caution that exercise is not a substitute for medical care. People suffering from depression, they say, should be evaluated by a mental health specialist to determine an appropriate treatment regimen. ‘Exercise is not a panacea,” says Norwegian psychiatrist Dr. Egil Martinsen, an authority on the link between exercise and depression. “You can’t replace psychotherapy with exercise.”

   But it can be an important adjunct therapy, he says, noting that “it doesn’t seem to be necessary to have the fitness gains to experience mental health gains.”

Exercise7   For many people, exercise may be more accessible than traditional therapies, especially if they can’t tolerate drugs or afford psychotherapy. With limits on insurance coverage for mental illness, many patients cannot pay for standard treatments. And some avoid seeking professional help because they fear the stigma of mental illness.

   Good for Others Too

   Easy to administer, readily available, inexpensive and low risk, exercise holds great promise for helping nondepressed people too, as they fight the daily battle of the bummers–such as ordinary life stresses, frustrations and bad moods.

   “With every aerobic exercise bout, there is at least a temporary period of calmness lasting from two to four hours,” says Jack Raglin, associate professor of kinesiology at Indiana University.

   Although the connection between exercise and psychological well-being is firmly established, further studies also are needed to identify the mechanisms by which exercise appears to exert these effects. Popular theories point to exercise’s effect on brain chemicals, on body temperature and on “psychosocial” factors, such as being with other people or getting away from problems.

   “It seems so simple that people feel better after exercise,” says Brad Hatfield, associate professor of kinesiology at the University of Maryland in College Park. “But it’s actually a very complex dynamic” involving a person’s current level of physical conditioning, mental health status and personality traits.

   “One of the players in the orchestra are neurotransmitters, like serotonin and endorphins, that are released as a result of physical activity,” Hatfield says. These brain chemicals can have a powerful, mood-enhancing effect.

   Exercise also raises body temperature, which may relax muscles and calm body and mind. “Any kind of repetitive rhythmic stimulus applied to the brain stem–such as walking, swimming laps or cycling–can have a tranquilizing effect on the nervous system, like rocking a baby,” he says. Plus, exercise enhances sleep, allowing people to “recharge their
batteries” more fully.

   And simply escaping temporarily from problems, accomplishing a goal, being in the fresh air and sunshine, mastering a new skill, interacting socially or getting away alone are all possible reasons exercise improves mood. Exercise is generally something people can control, which boosts self-confidence and feelings of competence, says Hatfield, who admits that his personal workout is “sometimes the only thing in the day that makes any sense.”

   “I can’t think of any condition that physical activity wouldn’t be good for,” adds Dr. William Stockton, psychiatrist and clinical professor of psychiatry at George Washington University.

   “When I get out and walk my 2 1/2 miles in Rock Creek Park, it’s the only time of the day when I feel in charge of my life,” he says. “I can take one foot and put it in front of the other and I’m not in a struggle with the forces of the world. It’s not going to solve any long-term problems. But I feel better.”

   Some experts speculate that regular exercise, which is a type of physiologic stress, may help people develop a more efficient biochemical mechanism for handling life’s pressures. Over time, exercisers may develop a kind of “stress hardiness” that protects them from depression.

   “We know that rats who exercise are more resistant to stress,” notes Keith Johnsgard, an emeritus professor of psychology at San Jose State University and author of “The Exercise Prescription for Depression and Anxiety” (Plenum Press, 1989). “It’s possible that exercise might protect us from the kind of stress response that would bring on
depression.”

   Too Much Exercise
   Despite the upbeat effect of exercise, too much of a good thing can have a downside. While regular physical activity appears to boost mental health, excessive exercise can lead to mood disturbances such as loss of libido and appetite, fatigue and lethargy.

   Known as “overtraining,” excessive exercise can be a problem for some competitive athletes who must learn to walk the fine line between commitment and compulsion. In addition, a small proportion of recreational athletes take their healthful habit to an unhealthy extreme, becoming “exer-holics” who use sport as a way of escaping from their lives.

Exercise9   For both conditions, overtraining and exercise addiction, cutting back on physical activity can relieve symptoms and restore health. Compulsive exercisers also may find therapy helpful in examining whether they are running toward health or running away from problems.

   The complexity of the exercise-mood connection presents a challenge for researchers, who are studying a broad array of topics.

   One of the most perplexing questions, which some experts consider the most important, is: “If exercise makes people feel good, why do so many people remain sedentary?” Typically, humans tend to do things that feel good and avoid things that feel bad–an observation Freud called “the pleasure principle.”

   Yet even though exercise has a well-documented “feel good” effect, the majority of Americans get little or no regular physical activity. And half of all people who start a new exercise program quit within six months.

   The reason, suggests Bill Morgan, a professor of kinesiology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, is that “exercise must be purposeful, as opposed to getting on a treadmill to nowhere. Most people in adult fitness programs drop out before it becomes meaningful to them.”

   He adds, “If people find an activity that they enjoy and need, so that it has meaning, it can provide a sense of accomplishment.”

   Regular exercisers come to rely on this boost they get from their activity “fix.” In a study published in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, habitual exercisers who were deprived of their regular workout for three days reported a variety of mood disturbances, including tension, depression, anger, fatigue and confusion. This is why
many committed exercisers say they work out regularly.

   Exercise doesn’t need to be strenuous to have mental health benefits, says Norway’s Martinsen. Even easy activity, like a casual stroll, can help people feel better. “Doing anything is better than doing nothing,” he says.

   Especially when people are hospitalized for mental illness, he says, “we must not let the body get worse while we try to restore the soul.”

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Carol Krucoff is a veteran health care journalist. She writes a regular column about health and fitness for the Washington Post.

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Are you manic depressive? Take the test . . .

Manictest1Though less common than major depressionbi-polar depression maintains a high profile because of the many creative artists who have suffered from it. They include; Edgar Allen Poe, Tennessee Williams, Ezra Pound, Virginia Woolfe, Vincent Van Gogh, Alfred Tennyson, Cole Porter and Robert Schumann. In recent times, celebrities such as Abbie Hoffman, columnist Art Buchwald, actress Patty Duke, actress Margot Kidder, writer Peter McWilliams, and CNN’s Ted Turner have also been similarly afflicted. The Bipolar Lifetime Mania Scale is the same test as that undertaken by entertainer Stephen Fry last year when he came to Cardiff to film a BBC documentary about his own bipolar disorder. The test measures an individual’s place on the spectrum of manic behavior. At one end are those who have severe and frequent manic episodes and the other are those who have only mild and infrequent periods of elevated mood.

Please feel free to measure your potential level of risk via a questionnaire developed by the Cardiff University School of Medicine  http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/medicine/bipolar/

Manic depression has two distinct sides-the depressive state and the manic state. Mania is a seemingly heavenly state of mind in which all the world is beautiful and everything seems possible. Here are some of the most common characteristics of mania:

• optimism
• euphoria
• little need for sleep
• little need for food
• irritability
• inflated self concept
• grandiose schemes
• unrealistic thinking
• poor judgment
• loss of inhibition
• delusional thinking
• increased sexual activity

• impulsivity
• spending large amounts of money
• socially inappropriate behavior
• heightened sense of awareness
• flight of ideas
• pressured speech
• tremendous energy
• enhanced creativity
• hyperactivity
• feeling that nothing can go wrong
• outbursts of anger
• alcohol and drug abuse

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When you’re high it’s tremendous. The ideas and feelings are fast and frequent like shooting stars and you follow them until you find better and brighter ones. Shyness goes. The right words and gestures are suddenly there, the power to captivate others is a felt certainty. Feelings of ease, intensity, power, well-being, financial omnipotence and euphoria pervade one’s marrow.

Upon hearing this description of mania, people often respond, “If this is a disease, where do I sign up for it?” The problem with mania, however, is that due to the impulsivity and poor judgment that it brings, an episode can wreak havoc on family, friends, the community and the law. Moreover, when the high inevitably wears off, the individual comes crashing down into a state of total darkness and despair. As Jamison describes: A floridly psychotic mania was followed, inevitably, by a long and lacerating black, suicidal depression. Everything -every thought, word and movement-was an effort. Everything that once was sparkling now was flat. I seemed to myself to be dull, boring, inadequate, thick brained, unlit, unresponsive, chill skinned, bloodless, and sparrow drab. I doubted, completely, my ability to do anything well. It seemed as though my mind had slowed down and burned out to the point of being totally useless.

A well-known myth that perfectly describes the manic depressive’s fall from grace is the myth of Icarus. Icarus, son of the Greek inventor Daedalus (who built the labyrinth), was given wings of wax by his father. Enamored of his new found ability to fly to great heights, Icarus ignored his father’s warning and in a moment of ecstasy flew too close to the sun. The heat of the sun melted the wax which held his wings together, and Icarus crashed into the sea.

The alternation of mania and depression illuminates a second aspect of manic depression-its cyclic nature. Periods of creativity, productivity and high energy alternate with times of fatigue and apparent indifference. Mania leads to depression, which leads to mania which becomes depression, etc. This extreme flip-flop of mood between peaks and valleys is extremely dangerous, as shown by the fact that 20 to 25 percent of untreated manic depressives (including many of the artists listed earlier) commit suicide. 

Fortunately, manic depression is highly treatable, due to the discovery of lithium, a simple salt that in 1949 was accidentally found to have a mood-stabilizing effect on bipolar individuals. The downside of lithium treatment is that therapeutic levels of lithium are dangerously close to toxic levels. Lithium poisoning affects the brain and can cause coma and death. Thus, in the initial stages of treatment, lithium concentration in the blood must be frequently monitored. After the lithium blood level stabilizes, levels can be checked every six months. 

The side effects of lithium can include hand tremors, excessive thirst, excessive urination, weakness, fatigue, memory problems, diarrhea, and possible interference with kidney function. Lithium is often ineffective in treating bipolar patients who are rapid cyclers-those who experience four or more manic-depressive cycles per year. For these and other patients who fail to stabilize on lithium, the drugs Depakote and Tegretol (originally anti-seizure medications) are also available. Some doctors prefer natural lithium (for example; Symmetry nasal spray) as it is considered safer.

In addition to taking medication, bipolar individuals can employ a number of preventive strategies to decrease the likelihood of having a full-blown manic attack.

1) Recognize the early warning signs of mania-e.g., insomnia, surges of energy, making lots of plans, grandiose thinking, speeded-up thinking, overcommitment, excessive euphoria, spending too much money, etc. Let friends and family know of these symptoms so that they can also become alerted to the start of a manic episode.

2) Create a stable lifestyle in which you keep regular sleep hours. Studies show that intervals between manic episodes are considerably longer in those people who live in stable environments. In addition, eat a diet that is high in complex carbohydrates and protein, avoiding foods such as simple sugars that can cause ups and downs. Alcohol and caffeine should also be avoided.

3) Use planning and scheduling to stay focused and grounded. Make a list of things to do and stick to it.

4) Try to engage in a daily meditative activity which focuses and calms the mind. If you are too restless for sitting meditation, go for a leisurely walk, taking long, deep breaths along the way.

5) Refrain from taking on too many projects or becoming over- stimulated. If you feel an excess of energy starting to overtake you, channel it into productive physical activities such as doing the dishes, mopping the floor, cleaning out the basement, weeding a garden, etc.

6) Psychotherapy and support groups can help you to explore the emotional aspects of the illness, as well as provide support during times of stress.

7) If you feel that things are getting out of hand, call your doctor or therapist. This is especially true if you start losing sleep, as sleep deprivation is one of the major contributors to mania.

8) Ask a good friend or family member to track your activity level. Sometimes a manic episode can “sneak up on you,” and an objective person may be able to spot it before it gets out of hand.

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Bodybuilding Hgh
Laboratorium3Dr. Robert Kerr (San Gabriel, California, treated over 8,000 athletes in the course of his practice, prescribing
Hgh Growth Hormone. Kerr said his patients took HGH for only three to six weeks. In that time, bodybuilders using bodybuilding hgh claimed their results lasted up to 12 months. Some athletes claimed to have gained up to 40 pounds in six weeks while reducing their body fat Hgh studies by Daniel Rudman, M.D., Medical College of Wisconsin; show that “the effects of six months of bodybuilding hgh on lean body mass and adipose-tissue mass were equivalent in magnitude to the changes incurred during 10 to 20 years of aging.”

Dr. Julian Whitaker of Newport Beach, California has been prescribing bodybuilding hgh growth hormone to his elderly patients, as well as taking it himself. He states, “I have not seen anything that even comes close to the restorative power of bodybuilding hgh supplementation”. In Whitaker’s opinion, HGH is most effective in combating the effects of chronic diseases that involve muscle wasting: stroke, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and AIDS. Hgh and Cholesterol

Dr. Daniel Rudman’s landmark hgh medical study of the effects of Human Growth Hormone showed that there were significant improvements in cholesterol profiles: increased good cholesterol- HDL, and lower bad cholesterol -LDL levels in patients whom increased their Growth Hormones through Hgh replacement. Dr. Daniel Rudman, Growth Hormone Deficiency in Adults and the Effects of Growth Hormone Replacement: A review, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 83(2), p. 382

HghsealboxmockupHgh Increases heart functioning
1996 Hgh medical studies at the New England Journal of Medicine. Patients treated with
HGH who had moderate-to-severe heart failure, increased the thickness of the left ventricular wall, enhanced the ability of the heart to contract and pump out blood, reduced the oxygen requirement of the heart, improved exercise capacity, clinical systems, and the patients quality of life. David Clemmons, chief of Endocrinology at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in Chapel Hill, believes that HGH is a promising treatment for emphysema and other chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases.

Hgh lose weight – reverse aging
“Increasing levels of
HGH does something that no other fitness program does”…”It re-contours the body, melting away fat and building muscle.” Ronald M. Klatz M.D. Ten Weeks To A Younger You get the book “Most strikingly for health purposes, HGH lose weight reverses aging preferentially reduces abdominal fat that is associated with increased risk of heart attack. The loss of abdominal fat also has implications for type 2 diabetes, since there is a close association between intra-abdominal obesity and insulin resistance.” Ronald M. Klatz, M.D. 10 Weeks to a Younger You. p. 49 Another Hgh medical study at Sahlgrenska Hospital in Sweden shows that after six months of HGH treatment, HGH deficient adults lost 20% of their body fat. Most of this fat loss occurred in abdominal fat, reduced by 30% compared with a 13% reduction in peripheral fat. (e.g. arm and leg) It is abdominal fat that is strongly correlated with increased incidence of heart attack., hypertension and diabetes

Cosmetic Surgery in a Bottle!
Hgh Medical studies have shown that “Increasing
Hgh Growth Hormone levels is the only longevity and life extension treatment known that actually makes people look younger” Ronald M. Klatz M.D as written in his book Ten Weeks to a Younger You. More hgh medical studies show that hgh enhancement helps to smooth facial wrinkles, improve the skins firmness, elasticity, thickness, and helps re-hydrate cells. A large percentage of Hgh re-orders are from people who first notice that Hgh Growth Hormone does wonders for their skin. Fueled by a desire to look younger, men and women are spending money on anything that seems to promise to look younger.. People are spending lots of money buying wrinkle creams, youth formulas, hair coloring products and plastic surgery. None of these products can offer the natural and speedy results as Hgh Growth Hormone.

Hgh deficiency
Silvio Inzucchi of Yale University wrote in the January 15, 1997 issue of Hospital Practice, “Hgh Growth Hormone deficiency is recognized as a specific clinical syndrome, typified by decreased muscle mass, increased body fat (predominantly at the intra-abdominal area)

Who should take hgh?
“All adults with growth hormone deficiency should now be considered for
growth hormone replacement “(1995) Dr Jake Powrie, M.D. and Dr. Andrew Weissberger, St. Thomas Hospital, London England.

rna bottleHgh & Sexual & Mood Enhancement
Hgh studies show that hgh growth hormone may be the most powerful aphrodisiac ever discovered, reviving flagging sexual and potency in older men. It is cosmetic surgery in a bottle, smoothing out facial wrinkles; restoring the elasticity, thickness, and contours of youthful skin; reversing the loss of extra cellular water that makes old people look like dried-up prunes. It has healing powers that close ulcerated wounds and re-grow burned skin. It is the secret ingredient in the age-defying bodies of weight lifters and it enhances exercise performance, allowing you to do higher-intensity workouts of longer duration. It reverses the insomnia of later life, restoring the “slow wave” or deepest level of sleep.

It is a mood elevator, lifting the spirits along with the body, bringing back a zest for life many people thought was lost forever. The latest research shows that it holds promise for that most intractable and terrifying disease of aging – Alzheimer’s.”

Doctor Edmund Chein from 1994 to 1996 did several hgh medical studies and treated over 800 people with HGH replacement. The results were published in Doctor Ronald Klatz’s 1997 book “Grow Young With HGH”. These results demonstrated to scientists and the public, the safety and efficacy of HGH in improving a broad array of human health parameters in adults

Hgh Medical Studies – Slowing, preventing and reversing aging
Doctors Thierry Hertaghe and Vince Giampapa report that the latest hgh medical studies in Europe indicates that
Human Growth Hormone (HGH) can go beyond the current antioxidant based anti-aging remedies in slowing, preventing and reversing aging at the cellular level.

Dr. Ronald Klatz, world renowned expert on anti-aging, founder and president of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. “By replenishing your supply of human growth hormone, you can recover your vigor, health, looks and sexuality. For the first time in human history, we can intervene in the aging process, restore many aspects of youth, resist disease, substantially improve the quality of life, perhaps extend the life span itself. The ‘Fountain of Youth’ lies within the cells of each of us. All you need to do is release it.”

Dr. Lawrence Dornan, member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging “Hgh enhancers stop the aging process in the body and reverses many of the problems that are caused by aging, such as wrinkling skin, increased body fat, decreased muscle mass, increased cholesterol, decreased stamina and energy, decreased mental function, impaired neurological functions such as Parkinson’s and Multiple Sclerosis. IGF-1 or growth hormone is truly an amazing substance which is both safe and effective with no known side effects unless it’s used in an overdose manner.” Hgh actively promotes healing and regeneration of cells

Grace Wong of Genetech has done hgh medical studies that show that as we age cell proteins suffer ever-accumulating damage. This is, in large part, caused by the ever-increasing incidence of free radicals released during normal cellular activity. Wong says that HGH can actually activate a cellular defense force of protease inhibitors. So even if high levels of free radicals can’t be avoided, the protease inhibitors prevent the free radicals from triggering cell destructive protease. Thus, unlike antioxidants, HGH does not just reduce cellular damage, it can actively promote the healing and regeneration of cells!

Dr. Ronald Klatz, Author “Grow Young with HGH” “GH (Growth Hormone) is the ultimate anti aging. It effects almost every cell in the body, rejuvenating the skin and bones, regenerating the heart, liver, lungs, and kidneys, bringing organ and tissue function back to youthful levels. Hgh medical studies show that hgh enhancers are an anti-disease medicine that revitalizes the immune system, lowers the risk factors for heart attack and stroke, improves oxygen uptake in emphysema patients, and prevents osteoporosis. It is under investigation for a host of different diseases from post-polio syndrome to AIDS. It is the most effective anti-obesity drug ever discovered, reviving up the metabolism to youthful levels, re-sculpting the body by selectively reducing the fat in the waist, abdomen, hips, and thighs, and at the same time increasing muscle mass.

Hgh medical studies on hormones
Vladimir Dilman, PH.D. “Hormones are vital for repairing and regulating our bodily functions. As we age, though the body produces lower levels of hormones, which can result in disastrous effects, including the decline of self-repair and self-regulation. Hormone replacement, a frequent component of any anti-aging treatment, helps to reset the body’s hormonal clock and thus can reverse of delay the effects of aging. If our hormones are being produced at youthful levels, in a very real sense the cells of our bodies are stimulated to be metabolically active and thus, the entire body stays young.”

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