Diary of Unknown Symptoms

Mystery of the Internal Vibration

Entry for May 30, 2006

Almost a week after taking vitamin E supplements and I’m noticing a difference. Not with the nervous system, but with my skin. On the top of my chest, I have always had oily skin and a few small zits. I never go anywhere without a shirt on so what do I care? But since I’ve taken the vitamin E, the difference in my skin is incredible. Not only has the small zits cleared up, but my skin all over is so smooth I can’t believe the difference.

Imagine people who are deficient in vitamin E, buying skin care lotions to make their skin beautiful and soft, and I’m sure these products do. But what happens when they stop using it? The skin returns back to the way it was before and so they go back and keep buying the product. They are covering a symptom and not getting to the root cause of the problem.

Came across this article in the paper this morning. Bill Cameron went to the doctor for heartburn, coughing and hiccups. Simple symptoms that maybe people wouldn’t even bother going to see a doctor and later he was diagnosed with esophageal cancer. What’s the point of going to a doctor if they can’t put all of the symptoms together and recognize the early symptoms of cancer?

Spreading esophageal awareness

The slight weakening in Bill Cameron’s voice, his heartburn, coughing and the bouts of hiccups were all treated as individual complaints. But when the journalist couldn’t swallow, a doctor did a biopsy and told him he had esophageal cancer.

After hearing the grim news, Cheryl Hawkes, Cameron’s wife, was asked by the doctor: How did this get so far? Her husband died nine months after being diagnosed.

She came up with the idea to make May 31 esophageal cancer awareness day. She went to see her city counsellor. He took it to Mayor David Miller, who liked the idea and proclaimed the day.

Esophageal cancer is most curable when diagnosed early. But since early symptoms are either non-existent or include mild heartburn or coughing bouts, the cancer is usually more advanced when diagnosed, the People Living with Cancer website (www.plwc.org) reports.

May 30, 2006 - Posted by | Health | , ,

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