Throughout time, dogs have been used as a status symbol, protection,used in wars specifically in ancient Greece. They have been used by proper ladies to walk her home in the 1700 and 1800's, used as police officers, used as drug dogs,used to hunt,and even in WW1, dogs were trained and used to be messengers. Other uses for dogs over the years, are dogs for the disabled,transportation and hauling by the early settlers, and basically, Mans best friend and house hold family spoiled rotten pet. I could go on and on as to what dogs have been used for, but the one new up and coming trend these champions are being trained for, is to detect cancer in the human body.It all started years ago when a dog
Lyme disease and hair loss
Before I go into Lyme disease and hair loss, I believe it is more important to understand exactly what Lyme is and the fact that there are 200.000 new cases a year , and as you will see below, those are just the cases that test positive through a blood test. There are probably and estimated thousands who have Lyme disease yet test negative .
I was recently diagnosed with advanced chronic Lyme disease and have received quite the education on the subject. The first thing I learned is, that YOU CANNOT COUNT ON JUST THE BLOOD TEST ALONE. The second thing I learned is, that even the CDC admits there is no conclusive test for Lyme and that the current test's we have are not full proof. Someone like me, can test negative for years yet still have it.(see explanation below). It reminds many of the early 80's when AID'S attacked us. Many tested negative yet were actually positive and many who tested poz were getting false positive results. There just isn't a conclusive reliable test for it. I am going to try and simplify this blog the best I can (including my own story), because Lyme is a very complicated disease.
is Lyme disease?
The definition of lyme disease is
SURPRISE...SURPRISE.... SURPRISE...Things about cancer that will surprise everyone
I am entitling this blog surprise because what we think is healthy to our bodies isn't always the case, such as working out regularly. Did you know that working out regularly produces estrogen, a known cause of breast cancer? Did you also know that being over weight is also a known cause of breast cancer and stomach Cancer?How about foods that you thought were healthy such as green bananas, rolled oats, and white beans. Or how about something simple like
I've read story after story of kids bullying kids who have no hair, either due to cancer or alopecia (a condition we don't know much about but seems to be growing with each year). When I was a kid, it wasn't called bullying; it was just a part of normal life in school to be teased for being overweight, losing your hair, being a geek, having braces, or not being with the “in crowd”.
One particular story we personally experienced here at AJ's Wigs happened when
So many of us worry about colin, breast, pancreatic, testicular, lung or lymph cancer, we forget about oral cancer. Oral cancer in its early stage development is often painless and the physical signs are
HEATHER'S CORNER: WEIGHT MANAGEMENT ..during treatmentsHeather Taylor is a licensed dietitian with over 16 years of experience in nutrition and lifestyle therapy. She has her own
Living through Leukemia
Leukemia is cancer of the blood cells. Most blood cells form in the bone marrow. In leukemia, cancerous blood cells form and crowd out the healthy blood cells in the bone marrow.
The type of leukemia depends on the type of blood cell that has become cancerous. For example, acute lymphoblastic leukemia is a cancer of the lymphoblasts (white blood cells that fight infection). White blood cells are the most common type of blood cell to become cancer. But red blood cells (cells that carry oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body) and platelets (cells that clot the blood) may also become cancer.Leukemia occurs most often in adults older than 55 years, and