Diary of Unknown Symptoms

Mystery of the Internal Vibration

Entry for June 12, 2006


Why on earth would anyone want to look like a bronzed Egyptian statue? She’s not fooling anyone… It doesn’t look natural AND she’s bright orange for god’s sake!!!! I also love the fact that she is posed on a “beach” in full sun.

Water, Dimethyl Ether, Witch Hazel (Hamamelis Virginiana), Water, Ethoxydiglycol, Dihydroxyacetone, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Dipropylene Glycol, Isoceteth-20, Methyl Gluceth-20, Glycereth-7, Propylene Glycol, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Propylparaben,Sodium PCA, Citric Acid, Fragrance.

Let\’s face it, this is a product for women. One of the listed ingredients “Propylparaben” is a known toxic chemical with the following risks:


1) Classified as toxic
2) Immune system toxicants (allergies, sensitization)
3) Estrogenic chemicals and other endocrine disruptors


Concern: Potential breast cancer risks
Description: Potential breast carcinogen

Concern: Endocrine disruptor
Description: Potential endocrine disruptor, raising concern for impaired fertility or development, and increased risks for certain cancers

Concern: Skin sensitizer
Description: Sensitizer – can instigate immune system response that can include itching, burning, scaling, hives, and blistering of skin

Chemicals that can cause Breast Cancer in a product aimed at women. While everyone is running for the cure, people are spraying themselves to look pretty. Unbelieveable…


June 12, 2006 Posted by | Health | , , , | Leave a comment

Entry for April 19, 2006

I applaude Wendy Mesley. She had a health issue and wasn’t satisfied with the answers she was getting so she did her own investigation. (Very similar to me except for the fact that she is a reporter for the largest television network in Canada.)

According to the Canadian Cancer Society, here are the seven steps to good health:

1) Don’t smoke
2) Eat your veggies
3) Exercise
4) Stay out of the sun
5) Get screened regularly
6) Visit your doctor and dentist regularly
7) Avoid cancer-causing substances

Those are all great tips for healthy living – but like so many other Canadians with cancer, Wendy Mesley did all of them and still got the disease. Clearly, there must be something else going on. The real cancer story is the fact that nearly one in two of us are going to get this disease.

From the Breast Cancer Society of Canada: “In 2005, an estimated 21,600 Canadian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and 5,300 will die from it. The cause of breast cancer is unknown and cannot be prevented.”

Interestingly enough, of all the facts and risks listed for Breast Cancer, the birth control pill is not one of them. Here’s some facts from Austrailia:

One in eight women in Australia will be diagnosed with breast cancer before the age of 85. The number of women diagnosed with breast cancer in Australia increased from 5,318 in 1983 to 12,027 in 2002. It is projected that there will be 13,261 women diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006 and 14,818 in 2011.

The incidence of breast cancer has skyrocketed over the last couple of decades. During this time the lives of women have changed dramatically with fewer babies being born and to older mothers than ever before.

Medical researchers have long recognised early puberty, late menopause, small number or no children and lack of breastfeeding as risk factors for the development of breast cancer. Enabling these lifestyle changes was the development of the oral contraceptive pill. The question that needs to be asked is whether the taking of the oral contraceptive pill has any part to play in the development of breast cancer. As reported by the study into the breast cancer cluster all ten women had taken the pill for varying periods of 2 to 18 years.

The Women’s Health Initiative Clinical Trial reported that prolonged exposure to exogenous ostrogens and progestins in hormone replacement therapy increases a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer, and recently the World Health Organisation classified both hormone replacement therapy and oral contraceptives as group 1 carcinogens.

A new analysis reveals that U.S. breast cancer rates plunged more than 7 percent in 2003 and strongly suggests that the reason is less hormone use. Millions of women quit taking menopause hormones after a big federal study found that the pills raised the risk of breast cancer.

The estrogen in birth control pills is a synthetic form called ethinyl estradiol. It’s a potent form of estrogen that is roughly four to ten times stronger than that used in different types of HRT.

A meta-analysis 2006 from the Mayo Clinic into oral contraceptive use as a risk factor for premenopausal breast cancer concluded that use of oral contraceptives is associated with an increased risk of premenopausal breast cancer, especially with use before first full term pregnancy. This being due to the fact that the nulliparous breast is made up of undifferentiated structures which are susceptible to carcinogens and it is not until a full term pregnancy that the breast is completely developed and not as vulnerable.

April 19, 2006 Posted by | Health | , , | Leave a comment

Entry for April 14, 2006

What the Canadian Cancer Society isn’t telling CBC’s Wendy Mesley could be killing Canadian women.

For Immediate Release
March 16, 2006
Maurice Vellacott MP

OTTAWA – “If the Canadian Cancer Society is not telling Canadians the truth about the birth control pill’s link to breast cancer, what else is the Canadian Cancer Society withholding?” asked MP Maurice Vellacott, commenting on CBC reporter Wendy Mesley’s documentary, “Chasing the Cancer Answer” which aired recently on CBC’s Marketplace.

Pathologist Dr. Samuel Epstein, a professor at the University of Chicago and author of the book, Cancer-Gate: How to win the losing cancer war, told Mesley that Canada is in a cancer epidemic and the Canadian cancer establishment is not informing Canadians about the vast body of information on the avoidable causes of cancer.

When asked about the birth control pill, Dr. Epstein told Mesley, “The pill is the largest unregulated human trial that’s ever been conducted.” The World Health Organization issued a press release in July 2005 stating that the birth control pill is carcinogenic and slightly increases the risk of cervical, liver and breast cancer. When questioned why this updated warning was not passed on to Canadian women, Barbara Wylie of the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) told Mesley, “I’ll have our folks take a look at it, Wendy.”

“In the interests of women, I hope the Canadian Cancer Society will also take a look at another risk factor for breast cancer, and a preventable one at that,” Vellacott said. “Induced abortion.” Since 1957, evidence linking induced abortion to breast cancer has been observed in over 40 studies worldwide. A 1996 meta-analysis conducted by Dr. Joel Brind, professor of endocrinology at Baruch College, City University of New York, established abortion as a significant independent risk factor for developing breast cancer.

“In the interests of women’s health, I have previously corresponded with the Canadian Cancer Society on this issue, but they refused to take a serious look at the relationship between abortion and breast cancer as I requested,” Vellacott said.

The Canadian Cancer Society’s website claims that scientific evidence does not support the relationship between abortion and breast cancer. “There is not only strong epidemiological evidence to support the link, but also a very plausible biological basis for it as well, according to Dr. Angela Lanfranchi, Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School,” said Vellacott. “It has to do with the natural maturation process of breast cells during pregnancy,” Vellacott explained. “When a woman becomes pregnant, changes occur in the breast tissue cells in preparation for lactation—the cells multiply rapidly and become susceptible to cancer due to the large amounts of estrogen present during early pregnancy. But as the pregnancy is allowed to continue past 32 weeks, the cells undergo another change which causes them to mature into milk-producing cells resistant to cancer. So when a pregnancy is abruptly terminated during an induced abortion, the maturation process is halted and the immature cells remain in the cancer-vulnerable state.”

According to the Canadian Cancer Society, breast cancer is the most common cancer among Canadian women and an average of 102 Canadian women will die of breast cancer every week. According to the Breast Cancer Society of Canada, “The cause of breast cancer is unknown and cannot be prevented.” According to Dr. Epstein, we are waiting until people get cancer, then we try to treat it. In 2006, cancer drugs will be the fastest growing class of pharmaceuticals in the world, exceeding $37 billion in sales.

Vellacott asks, “Why will the Canadian Cancer Society not take an objective look at what the research says about the link between abortion and breast cancer if they’re serious about prevention?” Dr. Epstein accuses the cancer establishment of “damage control” (screening, diagnosis, treatment) rather than prevention. Vellacott notes that pharmaceutical companies don’t make money by preventing cancer. The Canadian Cancer Society spends only 10% of its budget on cancer prevention, according to the Marketplace Documentary. Vellacott asks, “I wonder how much money the Canadian Cancer Society is receiving from pharmaceutical companies? I hope that the cancer establishment does not let interests other than women’s health dictate its business.”

April 17, 2006 Posted by | Health | , , | Leave a comment

Entry for April 14, 2006

And there’s always the other side of a story…

Birth Control Pill Link to Breast Cancer

By Terry Vanderheyden

The Pill: “the largest unregulated human trial that’s ever been conducted”

CHICAGO, March 7, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A world leader in cancer causes and prevention has warned that the so-called birth control pill is “the largest unregulated human trial that’s ever been conducted.”

Dr. Sam Epstein, author of Cancer-Gate: How to Win the Losing Cancer War and Professor of Environmental and Occupational Medicine at the School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago, told the CBC’s Marketplace that exposure to the hormones estrogen and progestin, as found in the pill, increase breast cancer risk.

Marketplace author Wendy Mesley, herself a breast cancer survivor, explained that the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer last year re-classified hormonal contraceptives as carcinogenic to humans.

Dr. Chris Kahlenborn, M.D. demonstrated that a woman who takes birth control pills before her first child is born has at least a 40 percent increased risk of developing breast cancer and a woman who has taken the pill for four or more years prior to the birth of her first child has a 72 percent risk factor in developing breast cancer. Dr. Kahlenborn’s book, “Breast cancer: Its link to abortion and the birth control pill,” published by One More Soul, is based on six years of study and a meticulous analysis of hundreds of scientific papers and other sources.

A European study, which looked at 103,000 women aged between 30 and 49 in Norway and Sweden found the risk of developing breast cancer rose by 26% for women who had taken the pill over those who had never used it. Moreover, women who had used the pill for long periods of time increased their risk of breast cancer by 58%. The study also found that women over 45 still using the pill had an increased risk of 144%.

The British Medical Journal revealed that the pill increases a woman’s risk of developing cerebrovascular disease by 1.9 times while increasing the tendency to cervical cancer by 2.5 times. The 25 year follow-up study with 46,000 British women also noted that the enhanced risk of death lasts for 10 years after women have stopped taking the pill.

April 17, 2006 Posted by | Health | , , | Leave a comment

Entry for April 14, 2006

I’ve cut back on my vitamin C to 500 mg a day. I’m really nervous about cutting back so I always carry extra with me. No ill effects yet so I’ll keep it going.

I was having a conversation recently with my dad about Kevin Trudeau’s book. We were talking about how the precription drugs are killing poeple and he mentions a story about a CBC investigative reporter named Wendy Mesley who was recently diagnosed with Breast Cancer. A quick google search and I find an article in the Globe and Mail.

January 8, 2005

When Wendy Mesley discovered the lump in her left breast, her first impulse was to ignore it.

Not because the CBC news anchor and host has, in any way, a laissez-faire attitude toward her health. But because, for years, Mesley had found the odd, unusual growth, dutifully had them tested and all came back negative.

Until last October.

Wrapped up in shooting CBC’s much-publicized series, The Greatest Canadian, Mesley figured this breast lump, like the others, was a false alarm. But Liam, her husband of seven years, got on her case, and hounded her to see her physician, who sent her for a mammogram, an ultrasound and then a biopsy.

Two days later, the 47-year-old Mesley got a call that she was half-expecting (“I’m a journalist, and a nosy-parker person generally, so I’d asked the technicians a slew of probably inappropriate questions and I’d picked up some vibes”) — but still was not remotely ready for.

“It was just like in the movies,” remembers Mesley, who was at work when she received the news that the lump was malignant and would have to be removed. She had a lumpectomy midway through shooting The Greatest Canadian and is now undergoing aggressive chemotherapy.

“All of us were clinging to the idea that, well, you’ve had a few scares . . . it’ll be nothing. But somehow I knew [this time would be different]. When I got the call, it was like, ‘Wow. Wow. Wow,’ ” she recounts quietly.

“I can’t believe it. I was quite stunned by it. I immediately went home.

“I just never thought this would happen to me,” says Mesley, who has no family history of breast cancer.

“I do all these somewhat dangerous sports. I windsurf. I downhill ski. I knew I could hurt myself any number of ways.

“I just never dreamed of cancer,” says the CBC veteran.

She co-hosted Disclosure, now co-hosts Marketplace and often sits in for Peter Mansbridge as anchor of The National.

Still, in her characteristically frank and inquisitive way, Mesley’s been trying to figure out why cancer, and why her? “One thing that has struck me is how prevalent it is. You become part of this club once you have cancer . . . and I’ve been stunned by how big the sisterhood is,” adds Mesley, who has been told her chances of a full recovery are extremely good.

Ten or 20 years ago, she adds, nearly all the cases of breast cancer were genetically linked. Now, she says, doctors tell her they’re not. “One of the oncologists told me she suspects steroids in milk. Another thinks it’s all the chemicals and pesticides in our food. Some say it’s stress. Other than some misguided habits of my youth, I’ve always been something of a health freak, exercising and trying to eat right. So I want to know, what did I do? What did I eat?

“All I know is it’s a pestilence that is estimated to affect one in seven women. It’s way too common. But, thankfully, the cure rate is good. I’m one of the lucky ones. I got an early diagnosis. I am expected to live.”

So she’s optimistic — 90 per cent of the time — but also sometimes scared, sick and tired. She’s now getting hefty doses of the chemo treatment AC — which stands for Adriamycin and Cytoxin. The next round is Taxol, followed up with radiation.

Mesley has also discovered a small, malignant lump in her right breast that will have to be operated on.

“They found my cancer early, so they’re blasting it,” says Mesley. “And I’m one of the lucky ones. I get a lot of nausea and fatigue — and it is a roller coaster.

“But at the bottom of it, there are two classes of this disease: the one where you’re expected to live, and the one where you’re not.

“I can’t imagine being in the second camp. I know this is all temporary. If I thought I was going to die, I don’t know how I’d inspire myself. But this has been entirely bearable. My motto has been I can handle anything but imminent death. And that’s not on the table.

“This week I’m feeling great. Next week I’m sure I’ll be in the dumps again. My hair has fallen out, and that was quite emotional. But I’ve come to terms with that. I wear a wig, but not at home — much to my daughter’s chagrin. It’s my only way of extorting good behaviour,” she adds with a laugh. “I say to her, ‘Behave or I’ll take my wig off.’ ”

Mesley says telling her mom, Joan, and her six-year-old daughter (Mesley asked not to have her child’s name mentioned) were the hardest things. “I called my mom and said, ‘I have some news but I should probably tell you in person, why don’t you come down for supper?’ I didn’t want my daughter to see my mother react,” says Mesley, who is an only child.

“So I headed her off at the path as she hit the front porch. She was obviously devastated, which sounds like such a cliche, profoundly shocked and upset. But we instantly decided to just go into denial. We just promised each other I was going to be fine. That we were going to beat it. And why not?”

Her husband, an advertising executive, has also been “a rock.” He had a bad day the first time he accompanied Mesley to the chemo waiting room. “I think it suddenly struck him, ‘Oh God, my wife has this disease that people are dying of.’ ”

But like Mesley, he’s got a dry sense of humour that continually lifts them all up. “He’s been good at keeping me laughing,” she says. “When I first got the diagnosis, there was discussion of a mastectomy, which I didn’t have. But we were in the hospital and Liam sees this sign on the door that says, Breast Imaging.

“He says, ‘Oh, that’s the husbands’ room. That’s where we pick the new ones.’ I said, ‘No honey. It’s not about you.’ Then he more seriously offered to shave his head when he learned my hair would definitely fall out. I said, ‘Thank you very much but I don’t need an ugly husband,’ ” cracks Mesley. “So he still has his hair. Thank God.”

That same head-on approach to accepting the realities of the disease was passed along — in a gentle manner — to their daughter. “She’s very sensitive and very aware, and we’re very close,” says Mesley, who had her first child in her early 40s. “I just didn’t want one of those houses full of whispers, where the kids get a sense something is wrong but they’re not told what it is. My husband and I decided to tell her that I have breast cancer, that the doctors are going to fix it. That they’re going to give me medicine. I might be a little tired, but I’m going to be fine. I’m not going to die.

“Every once in a while she expresses worry, but as long as she’s talking to us about it, we’re fine. She makes jokes at school,” adds Mesley. “About me being bald. All the kids in her Grade 1 class want to see my head. But I’m not showing it. She’s such a great spirit. It’s hard to keep her down.”

On air, Mesley has always exemplified that hard-to-match blend of toughness and vulnerability. Those same qualities are in full force now. One moment she seems fragile. The next, invincible. The latter is the mental place she prefers to keep her energy focused.

“I expect to have gone through everything by Halloween,” she says cheerfully.

So she works when she feels well. She stays home when she feels nauseous, tired or low. Her colleagues are rooting for her. “She is beloved within the CBC,” says network spokesperson Ruth Ellen Soles. “She’s so straightforward, hard-working, simple, sweet, committed and funny,” adds Soles, who also battled breast cancer in 2000. “We all support her.”

Mesley keeps working, she says, because she needs the mental stimulation and the distraction it brings. “I’m not contributing near what I normally do at Marketplace,” she says ruefully. “But having cancer is like a full-time job, all the treatments, the sleep, the throwing up and the research to figure out the kind of care you’re going to have. If you’re a control freak — which I am — you make yourself an instant mini-expert.

“I’m not afraid of the chemo — well, maybe I am a little bit — I’m afraid of what anybody would be afraid of in this situation: That some day it will come back and kill me.

“But I’m not afraid of dying right now. I feel very loved and grateful for all the support I’ve been given, from the CBC, my family and my friends.

“It’s just a rough and scary thing to go through, but I’m determined to come out of it.”

April 17, 2006 Posted by | Health | , , | Leave a comment

Entry for March 17, 2006

I’ve just started chapter six and I’m blown away by the things he is saying. Stop taking prescription drugs because it’s killing us. I’m not sure if I believe all of it but some of what he is saying really hits home based on my personal experience.

I mention bits and pieces from the book to my dad and he tells me the story of a recent news program where a reporter was diagnosed with breast cancer. She wasn’t a smoker, lived a healthy life and was careful with her diet. She was determined to find out the cause and after doing a lot of research, the only thing that stood out was the birth control pill. After researching the medication, she discovered that the type of pill she was taking could cause breast cancer if taken longer than five years. She took it for seven years and was mad that there was no warning on the label. NO KIDDING!!

I come across an article in the Washington Post that details of the criminal past of Kevin Trudeau.

Credit-card fraud and larceny he committed in his twenties. Pleaded guilty to depositing $80,000 in worthless checks. Pleaded guilty to obtaining and fraudulently using 11 credit cards and served close to two years in federal prison. Trudeau also misappropriated for his own use credit card numbers belonging to customers.

In prison on the West Coast, Trudeau hooked up with a fellow inmate named Jules Leib, who was in for attempted distribution of cocaine. He gave Leib some self-help books. When they got out, they went into business together, making infomercials and selling health products as distributors for an Amway-type multilevel marketing company called Nutrition for Life. Right away the trouble started.

David Bertrand, the former president of Nutrition for Life, remembers Trudeau listening to motivational tapes “incessantly.” He says Trudeau was “brilliant” and “one of the best salespeople I’ve ever known,” and recalls that in 1996 the company nearly tripled its sales in large part because of Trudeau. The man could sell because he seemed to really believe in what he was saying, Bertrand says, but he repeatedly took it too far.

Bertrand says he became concerned that Trudeau was making overly optimistic promises to potential distributors about how much profit they could make. “We had a number of conferences where we asked him to cool it,” Bertrand says. “It scared us.” At one point, Bertrand says, he learned that Trudeau had promised free trips to entice people to sign up as distributors. The trips never materialized, there were complaints, and Nutrition for Life had to step in, says Bertrand, and fund a weekend cruise for thousands of people. “At the time he made the promise he fully intended to comply,” Bertrand says. “He always intends to but he kind of gets carried away in his exuberance.”

In 1996, the state of Illinois sued Trudeau and Leib, accusing them of operating an illegal pyramid scheme.

In 1998, Trudeau paid half a million dollars to settle a Federal Trade Commission complaint that several infomercials he helped create were false and misleading.

In 2003, the FTC came after Trudeau again. The complaint and a separate contempt action centered on two products, one of which, Coral Calcium Supreme, was being billed as a cure for cancer, according to the FTC. Trudeau’s guest on the infomercial, a man named Robert Barefoot, went so far as to claim that in cultures that consume a lot of calcium, people are so healthy “they don’t even have children until they’re in their seventies when they’re mature enough to handle kids.”

Trouble in paradise…Kevin Trudeau may have a criminal past, and he may have taken my twenty seven dollars…but I do know one thing… he’s right about a lot of things and it makes a lot of sense.

He says electromagnetic waves can make us sick and I believe him. Every major illness today is not caused by bacteria or viruses, they are developed within the body. He says they are self-inflicted illnesses and doctors are only trained to treat the symptoms and not find out the root cause of the problem. You can treat the body when it has a fever but what caused the fever in the first place?

March 17, 2006 Posted by | Health | , , , , | Leave a comment


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