How Do You Make Medical Decisions?

Posted by jonathan on 2/7/2017 to News
How Do You Make Medical Decisions?

As patients and caregivers, we have more sources of medical information available to us than ever before to help us make the best decisions possible for our health.

Advice from our doctors is sometimes not the same as the information we learn from the experiences of our peers, and there are often other sources of information available as well. Some of our decisions feel like big or serious decisions, while others do not. And sometimes, medical decisions have to be made quickly or under pressure. When the stakes are high – life and death, even – it could be scary to think you might make the wrong decision even if there is no clear ‘right’ one.

Recently, I was in a horrific car accident. It was 3 days before Christmas and I was on my way up to Lebanon NH(about an hour drive) to see the Lyme specialist. It was snowing lightly at home and with 4-wheel drive, I decided I would make an attempt to keep my appointment. The further north I went the worse it got...

Funny wig stories

Posted by jonathan on 1/26/2017 to News

I thought id start the year’s blogs off on a light note. Last year, we did 35 blogs, some of which were picked up nationally but were of a serious subject’s. So let’s start off on a light note this year.

Story #1).. Client comes in with her husband for a “play” wig. When we asked if she was going through treatments, her husband answered, No, she isn’t, but I have always wanted to be with a blond and she doesn’t want to color her long hair. Well, her eye went to one of our more expensive wig’s in the salon and we told her that the wig was...

What Not to Say to Someone with Cancer

Posted by Jonathan on 12/23/2016 to News
What Not to Say to Someone with Cancer

Let me start by saying to all you family and friends out there who find out that your loved one has cancer.... your not alone!!! 45 million new cases of cancer pop up every year. That's right, 45 million, which is a lot of people who don't know what to say to their loved one. The most important thing you can do is mention the situation in some way that feels comfortable for you. You can show interest and concern, you can express encouragement, and/or you can offer support. Sometimes the simplest expressions of concern is the most meaningful. And sometimes just listening is the most helpful thing you can do. Remember the old saying “big ears small mouth” When in doubt, respond to the news from your heart.

How is a Wig Made?

Posted by Jonathan on 12/9/2016 to News
As we have talked before in a previous blog (history of wigs),A wig is a head covering made from human, animal or synthetic fiber. The word wig is short for periwig and first appeared in the English language around 1675. Some people wear wigs to disguise baldness; a wig may be used as a less intrusive and less expensive alternative to medical therapies for restoring hair. Wigs may also be used as an article of apparel, or to fulfill a religious obligation. Actors often wear costume wigs in order to portray characters. There are two methods of attaching hair to wigs. The first and

Medical Cannibus and Cancer

Posted by Jonathan on 11/30/2016 to News
Medical Cannibus and Cancer

Most Smokin' Lyric: "You ignite me and I'll ignite you / And once all the sheets burn, baby / I've got some more bamboo / And when the smoke clears / Lady, still my eyes focus on you / Huff and puff some of my funk stuff / Prove my point that I am the joint"

Clearly, the song lyrics above are talking about pot, or cannibus, the official name for pot (or marijuana). I don't think I need to go into why pot has been so popular over the years, except to say, that people use it to get “high” or a euphoric feeling. An escape from reality. It has been heavily used in the (party) scene. During the 60's and 70's when drugs flooded our country in the “age of Aquarius”, or free love period, people used drugs like children eat candy. From wall street to main street. Being illegal all these years,, our society was so flooded with Pot, it became big business to sell it. Ever wonder what happens to all the pot they take off the streets? I don't mean to indicate any illegal activities on any community, but pot has put many people in jail for a very long time and has been politically controlled and regulated. Before we go into what medical Cannibus is, here are a few reasons a lot of people feel it should be legalized.

Reduce harm

The criminalization of...

How Sex Can Inspire your Cancer Journey

Posted by Jonathan on 11/15/2016 to News
How Sex Can Inspire your Cancer Journey

(DISCLAIMER.. If you are under the age of 16, please do not read this)

Sex is as old as time. In biblical times, God said”be fruitful and multiply”So men in those days took many wives. Although times have changed since then, and we have populated the world, the way sex plays a roll in our lives have not changed.

The human body is on fire during sex. Every nerve ending during sex is alive, the heart beats to the rhythm and the sexual organs react with explosive energy. We react to touch, such as a finger running down our backs, the smell of perfume or a freshly clean body, the sight of our lovers body shapes and curves and how we can please or be pleased by this wonderful Animalistic desire.

But when your going through cancer, the last thing on your mind is sex as with most chemotherapy treatment, radiation treatments or cell placement's, you are more likely to get sick yet the lack of energy or sexual intimacy is a

History of Wigs

Posted by jonathan on 11/5/2016 to Informational
We can trace the earliest use of Wigs to ancient Egypt .In Egyptian society men and women commonly had clean shaven or close cropped hair and often wore wigs. The ancient Egyptians created the wig to shield shaved, hairless heads from the hot desert sun. They also wore the wigs on top of their hair using bees wax to keep the wigs in place. Wealthy Egyptian would wear elaborate wigs and scented cones of animal fat on top of their wigs. Other ancient cultures, including the Assyrians Phoenicians, Jews in ancient Israel,Greeks and...

Training Dogs to detect Cancer

Posted by Jonathan on 10/25/2016 to News
 Training Dogs to detect Cancer

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

Nutrition for Lyme disease

Posted by Heather taylor on 10/4/2016 to News
Nutrition for Lyme disease
A tick-borne, multisystemic disease, Lyme borreliosis caused by the spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi has grown into a major public health problem during the last 10 years. The primary treatment for chronic Lyme disease is administration of various antibiotics. However, relapse often occurs when antibiotic treatment is discontinued. One possible explanation for this is that B. burgdorferi become resistant to antibiotic treatment, by converting from their vegetative spirochete form into different round bodies and/or into biofilmlike colonies. There is an urgent need to find novel therapeutic agents that can eliminate all these different morphologies of B. burgdorferi. In this study, two herbal extracts, Samento and Banderol, as well as doxycycline (one of the primary antibiotics for

Lyme disease and hair loss

Posted by Jonathan on 10/1/2016 to News

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.

What is Lyme disease?

The definition of lyme disease is

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