1. Progesterone: An Emerging Treatment in the Management of Traumatic Brain Injuries

    Tis the Season… For Football

    681px-2006_Pro_Bowl_tackleWhile some may spend the last few weekends of the year frantically shopping for the perfect gift, or drinking eggnog with co-workers in an “ugly” sweater, others are braving the elements with painted faces hoping their team will make it into the first College Football Playoff or carefully following the race for those coveted NFL Wild Card spots. From Thanksgiving through the New Year, football is as much a holiday tradition for some families as chopping down trees and overeating. Unfortunately, this beloved sport isn’t “all fun and games”. In 2013 there were 228 diagnosed concussions in the NFL and a 1994 study found that 10% of college and 20% of high school football players sustain brain injuries.

    Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) affect more people each year than breast cancer, prostate cancer and HIV combined. Recognizing these injuries and providing proper care as soon as possible is imperative for recovery. Treatment typically involves avoiding vigorous activities, the use of NSAIDS to reduce inflammation and close monitoring; however, there is emerging data supporting the administration of progesterone to treat TBIs. Born of the observation that gender influenced clinical response to TBIs, a hormonal influence on brain inflammation was investigated. Subsequent animal studies indicated that progesterone reduces cerebral edema, down-regulates the inflammatory cascade, decreases post-injury ischemia, reduces glutamate related excitotoxicity, enhances the effects of GABA, and protects mitochondrial function. Recent human clinical trials have corroborated these findings: the administration of IV progesterone for three days or IM injection for five days post injury reduced 30-day mortality rates by half. It appears that the sooner the administration of progesterone the better, although beneficial effects have been observed up to 24 hours after injury. Stay tuned for more information, as at least two phase 3 clinical trials are ongoing with expected completion dates early next year. Results from these studies may potentially influence the standard of care for the 1.5 to 2 million Americans who sustain a TBI each year. With the safety and efficacy progesterone exhibits for traumatic brain injury, the case could be made for arming the sideline staff at football games around the country with this very important hormone.

    Source: Labrix


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  2. What Every Woman Needs to Know About Breast Cancer Prevention and Early Detection


    Please join us for an enlightening and educational seminar about breast cancer prevention and early detection. With so much focus being placed on finding a cure for breast cancer, we’ve overlooked the obvious; PREVENTION.

    Where:  LotusRain Naturopathic Clinic

      5210 Balboa Ave.

      San Diego, CA 92117
    When:  Wed., Dec. 10, 2014, 10am – 11am

    RSVP:  (619) 239-5433

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    Please don’t miss this life changing seminar where you’ll learn…

    · Mammograms…Are they really safe and effective?

    · What the doctors aren’t telling us and why

    · What’s causing the increase in breast cancer…Do you know?

    · Can we really prevent ever getting it in the first place?

    · Common myths about breast cancer…Do you know the truth?

    · How early can breast cancer be detected?

    · And much more!

    It’s time we stop crossing our fingers and hoping “it doesn’t happen to me!”  Take control of your health.  Come learn about the earliest possible detection and how you can possibly prevent breast cancer.  Please don’t miss this potentially life saving seminar!



    The information was excellent.  Very informative.  Every woman should see this program.

    -A. Serrano

    Fascinating information that inspires me to become more active in demanding that our healthcare system adopt an approach towards prevention.

    -S. Renick


  3. Dr. Kristine Reese, ND Skin Clinic Tuesday, December 16th in Encinitas, CA Private Residence

    Dr. Adiel Tel-Oren (Dr. T), MD, DC, LN, CCN, DABFM, DACBN, FABDA
    Nutritional, Environmental & Functional Medicine; Public & Professional Lectures Worldwide

    Do You Have Moles, Growths, Cancerous Lesions, Tags or other skin issues?  Come to the Skin Clinic and see if this treatment is right for you…

     Dr. Kristine Reese, ND Skin Clinic Tuesday, December 16th in

    Encinitas, CA Private Residence 

     Please visit the website for details and book your appointment online TODAY! doctorTevents.com

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    The process is a safe, effective, proprietary acidic liquid compound and is gently applied onto the lesion. The liquid instantly constricts the lesion’s capillaries, turning it white & restricting its nutrient supply.  A scab forms in a few days & drops off in a few weeks, leaving esthetically pleasing skin. The best results are achieved with any size growths on the face. Mild de-pigmentation may occasionally occur on the arms, legs, & torso, especially when melanin-containing or cancer-prone flat areas are treated. Once a deeper layer of pigment has been exposed, it can be safely retreated until the removal is complete.



    December 16, 2014

    1:00-6:00 pm

    Private Residence

    1156 Wild Canary Lane

    Encinitas, CA 92024

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    OR call Caroline Andrews –Area Coordinator at

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    Treatment proceeds & donations support distressed 

    Nepali communities & children, preventing child trafficking

    Visit www.Nepali-Children.org  for information

     Thank you for supporting this humanitarian cause!