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Originally posted by golemina
 ...Like 'luck' has anything to do with what we are talking about...
 ...the vast majority of disease IS preventable...
 ...don't take drugs, eat properly (if you need help, talk to a health store, don't use the BS pyramid coming out of the FDA), and exercise regularly, both mentally & physically...
 ...First of all it's not a cleanse, it's slightest of changes in diet.
 ...The word 'proselytizing' is typically reserved for religion/faith issues...
 ...The rumor about long term addiction to coffee is that your wife might not find you as frisky as you once were...Enjoy your coffee, big guy AND take care.
Originally posted by golemina
 Would it really be rude of me...to point out that you're mostly OT?
> Genetic luck of the draw has a great deal to do with an individual's health. Predisposition plays more of a role than you are willing to concede.
 This is ENTIRELY drug company propaganda.
Originally posted by The_Doctor
...pills are more dangerous then some of the drugs that are outlawed like Pot which has shown many, many medical benifits
...I know i should not discuss the above but it had to mentioned that thing you least suspect could be the next cure for a major disease.
In a nutshell, your body moves calcium around all of the time, when you start to go acid, the transport mechanism doesn't work as well and deposits start to accumulate in the joints (highly visible on joint xrays of folks with arthritis).
Also here is a word you might want to become familiar with... glucosamine. Takes a few days, for some people up to 2 weeks, but whats a little anecdotal evidence... between friends?
Originally posted by bsl4doc
Also, can you please refer to a study which proves the link between glucosamine (an acid) and arthritis?
Originally posted by The_Doctor
So you say Kidney dialisis causes RLS well I have a problem with that. Since no diagnosis methods besides rulling everything else out exists for RLS. they don't even know what causes RLS or how to detect it. I have a problem with what you said because Kidney dialisis would have nothing to do with RLS.
People who medicate for disorders that cannot be diagnosed by a doctor are what i like to refer as hypchondriacs. I beleive that RLS along with other types of patients are infact suffering from something more psychological in nature.
I am looking at a pathology book as we speak and RLS is not a disorder or a symptom of Kidney Dialisis.
If you are experiencing muscle spasms or pain in you legs it may and most likely is a result of the transplant since they do need to cut muscle in the lower back it is just as likely you are suffering from minor nerve damage as a result of you surgury and not a disorder. See the muscles in you back and neck are connected to the ones in your legs this includes nerves as well. Now when you sever these muscles and nerves the pain or spasms may cascade to your legs more.
Cramp or Restless legs at night: Cramps and restless legs at night affect some people on PD. An imbalance in the levels of water and salt in the blood may be a factor in cramp. Stretching and massaging the limb can help. Quinine sulphate taken at bedtime helps prevent cramp. Restless leg syndrome (an irresistible urge to move the legs at night) can occur in kidney failure. It can be very stressful as it disrupts sleep, leading to tiredness during the day. A tablet called Clonazepam is sometimes used to treat this problem. It may also help the person to sleep.
Many people on dialysis have trouble sleeping at night because of aching, uncomfortable, jittery, or "restless" legs. You may feel a strong impulse to kick or thrash your legs. Kicking may occur during sleep and disturb a bed partner throughout the night. Theories about the causes of this syndrome include nerve damage and chemical imbalances.
In the May issue of Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, Sabbatini et al.  discussed insomnia in maintenance haemodialysis patients. They found that the prevalence of restless legs syndrome (RLS) in their patients was 46%.
The surgical team will then place the donor kidney into the abdomen and connect the kidney's blood vessels to the recipient's iliac artery and vein. The surgeons will then connect the ureter to the bladder. A small drain, called a Jackson Pratt, may be placed into the abdominal cavity to drain any excess fluid.
The normal position for a transplant is low down in the abdomen, well away from the position of normal kidneys. The transplant sits under the skin, and can be felt under the skin if you press hard, just above the pelvic brim - the pelvic brim is the bone you can feel just above the pocket on a pair of trousers.
It is not necessary, therefore, to remove someone's own, failed kidneys in order to do a transplant. Exceptions are when these kidneys are often infected, and might cause problems after a transplant, Also, some people with polycystic kidneys have such large kidneys that there is no room in the side to put transplant, so that one of the polycystic kidneys must be removed. To remove someone's old kidneys at the same time as a transplant would increase the risks of transplant failure, so that such operations are done before someone goes on the transplant list.
Almost all drugs have serious side effects... The two organs that are typically the hardest impacted by the side effects are the liver and kidneys.
It's no secret that the drug companies openly disclose with varying degrees of vagueness that these drugs have side effects. The real beauty of the spin they use is to somehow leave the impression that these proported side effects are somehow rare...
So the bottom line is...
Prescription medications are fairly devastating.
The hidden disaster in all of this is the assumption by most of the public that 'over the counter' drugs have got to be safe... Or else they would be regulated by the prescription process.
The sad fact is drugs like Ibuprofen grind up kidneys for lunch, aspirin is a disaster in progress to the stomach lining, Tylenol kills LOTS and LOTS of children mostly due to fearmongering about the dangers of fever.
You clearly have absolutely no idea what you are taking about
I won't contest most of your assertions...
But needless to say the old Eskimos with their blubber diets find 'modern medicines' theories on high choloesterol quite amusing!
In fact, the media lobby spin doctors have now adjusted their dogma to include 'good choloesterol' and 'bad choloesterol'!
Bad choloesterol! Bad choloesterol!
I am NOT making this up...
Hey! Maybe that would be a good name for a difficult to house train puppy.
Take care Arnold_Vosloo.