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DCA, a Cure for Cancer? Only if it could Make a Buck! July 30, 2009

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This is one of the very few pharmaceutical drugs that I agree with.

One of the main characteristics we see in cancer cells is that they lose their ability to produce energy from oxygen. Most cancer cells become what is call anaerobic (“without oxygen”). Energy can not be produced efficiently this way so the cells lose the energy needed to repair and protect it’s DNA. Dichloroacetic acid (DCA) helps forces aerobic respiration (“with oxygen”) on these cells, ramping up it’s energy and thus promoting (not creating, only natural medicine can create) normal function. This drug along with aggressive nutritional intervention may just be the answer, however, you won’t ever see the drug.  Some have beaten their cancer with natural medicine alone (these 30 people did it in Wellness Against all Odds).

When will the value of a human life be worth more than a dollar?

To Your Health,

Dr. Brady Hurst
Clinic Director for:
True Health Center for Functional Medicine
TrueHelathLabs.com (Lab Tests Online)

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Surprising Chemical Changes Found in Breast Cancer Patients October 8, 2008

Posted by Dr. Brady Hurst in breast cancer, Lab Testing, Newsletter Archives.
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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. During this month, Dr. Brady is giving something special to those concerned about their risk of breast cancer.

About 90% of our healthcare system is geared towards treating cancer after-the-fact. This leaves a meager 10% of clinics, like True Health, to focus on something more important…prevention of breast cancer, the most logical way to win the war on breast cancer (It is very important to remember that tests like mammograms are considered a early detection method, NOT preventive).   Dr. Brady uses state-of-the-art laboratory tests including the 2/16 OHE1 Ratio test and the newly released EstroGenomic Profile, a test that evaluates genetic variations, called SNP’s, that can alter estrogen metabolism (breakdown) leading to a greater risk of breast cancer and autoimmune diseases like Hashimoto’s. Since our nutrition and other environmental exposures ultimately determines our genetic expressions, we can take this information and design a nutritional plan to override those genes, greatly reducing the risk of cancer on an individual level.

Through this month only, we at True Health Center for Functional Medicine are going to wave the initial consultation and examination fee for those concerned about their current risk of breast cancer, a $185 value. Dr. Brady and his staff are doing their part to lower the increasing rates of breast cancer, which is now killing over 500,000 people a year worldwide. Act now so you wont have to react later.

Dr. Brady Hurst
True Health- Functional Medicine + Chiropractic.
www.TrueHealthDC.com

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Functional Genetic Testing- Who you are Makes all the Difference October 8, 2008

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Exciting New Updates!

New! Take a look at our new TeleHealth System– Affordable nationwide care without the travel!

New! Ask Dr. Brady your tough health questions LIVE! The Doctor’s In LIVE TM systems allow you to join a LIVE video Q&A session with Dr. Brady. Times will be announced to Dr. Brady’s FaceBook and Twitter fans, so make sure you follow.

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I’m sure you have heard it a few time, “I have X, Y, Z condition…It’s genetic!” The fact is that only a few conditions such as Huntington’s Disease, Tay-Sachs Disease, and Down Syndrome are considered genetic disorders.  “What about the rest? I just know that my diabetes, cholesterol issues, sleeping problems, high blood pressure, and the tumor I had removed last week are genetic…my mom had it!”

It’s not that you have a certain gene but it’s the variation of that gene that makes it easier for you to develop a dysfunction that leads to disease. These genetic variations are called Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms or SNP’s. In essence, they are what make you biologically different from your neighbor. When your cells divide they must copy their DNA. They should look exactly the same, however, variations commonly occur that ultimately determines how humans develop diseases and respond to pathogens (things that cause disease), chemicals, drugs, vaccines, and other agents.

Here is an example of a SNP:  Let’s say that a particular gene’s purpose was to process Folic Acid. If you have a genetic variation that causes the way you process Folic Acid, you may need to supplement 500x more Folic Acid just to function correctly. Your run-of-the-mill multi-vitamin or prenatal vitamin won’t cut it. Folic Acid is needed for proper cell division/repair which is a huge problem in cancer patients and women planing to become pregnant. Those with SNP’s that disturb Folic Acid  may also be prone to anemia, cause neurological problems in developing fetuses, and disrupt behavior such as ADD, anxiety disorder, and depression.  Thanks to the Human Genome Project we were able to identify thousands of SNP’s that play a role in a person’s chances to develop diseases.

SNP’s can effect:
•    Hormonal/Endocrine System- Estrogen Positive Cancers, Endometriosis, Pre/Post Menopause  Complications, Osteoporosis, Cardiovascular Disease, Inflammation
•    Cardiac system- Cardiovascular Diseases, Cholesterol, Blood Pressure, Oxidative Stress
•    Detoxification System- Cancers, Chronic Fatigue, Adverse Drug Reactions, Allergies
•    Energy Production System- Cancers, Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia,
•    Neurological System- Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s Disease, Depression, Anxiety, Insomnia, Seizures, ADD, Autism
•    Structural System- Osteoporosis, Inflammation, Vitamin D Abnormalities
•    Immune System- Allergies, Autoimmune Disease, Cancers

Testing for these genetic variations, or SNP’s, can be done in adulthood as well as childhood. This means that we can now develop a life-long nutritional plan that will offset these potentially deadly SNP’s.  This is a breakthrough, a breakthrough that can accurately show risk of a future disease BEFORE IT EVER STARTS.

True Health and Dr. Brady Hurst now offers testing for SNP’s. With this information, Dr. Brady develops a personalized plan that will give your body what it needs to override these genetic differences and live a long health life with the lowest risk of developing disease.

If you mention this blog post, we will grant a %10 discount off your initial consultation.

Dr. Brady is a certified Chiropractic Neurologist and an authority in field of Functional Medicine. People from all over the world call on him for their nutritional management and prevention of diseases.

Dr. Brady Hurst
True Health Center for Advanced Alternative Medicine and Chiropractic.
www.TrueHealthDC.com

Dr. Brady on~ Functional Laboratory Testing August 19, 2008

Posted by Dr. Brady Hurst in breast cancer, Candida (yeast) Infections, Diabetes, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Hypothyroidism, Lab Testing, prostate cancer, thyroid.
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Low Vitamin D Levels August 16, 2008

Posted by Dr. Brady Hurst in breast cancer, Candida (yeast) Infections, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Hypothyroidism, Lab Testing, thyroid, Vitamin D.
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  • Low Vitamin D levels are very common in the United States because of diminished nutrition in our food supply, the overuse of sunscreen, and the overall lack of outdoor activity in the summer and in winter.
  • AT LEAST 15 minutes (30 minutes for African Americans) of direct sunlight or 30 minutes to 1 hour of shade time is required for adequate Vitamin D production. We have not yet evolved enough to produce more Vitamin D with less sunlight. Our prehistoric ancestors lived near the equator receiving direct UV rays and therefore receiving adequate amounts of Vitamin D…and sadly enough, their food supply was also more nutritious than ours today.
  • Low Vitamin D levels substantially increase the risk of a variety of diseases including several cancers, heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, depression, infections (such as Candida), multiple sclerosis, and is linked to an increase of death FROM ALL CAUSES.
  • Low Vitamin D levels in children are linked to a higher risk of death from the H1N1 Swine Flu virus. Have your children’s vitamin d levels tested now.
  • Optimal levels of Vitamin D should read around 50-90 ng/ml. About 90% of my patients show less than 20 ng/ml which is considered an EXTREME DEFICIENCY.
  • Adults and children should be tested once each season. Our office can easily run this test.
  • The majority of us are Vitamin D deficient and should supplement. Vitamin D should be taking in a cod or flax based formula. Vitamin D works best when taken with its co-factors and synergist.
  • I STRESS THAT FULL PERSONAL BALANCE OF ALL VITAMINS, MINERALS, FATTY ACIDS, ENZYMES AND CO-FACTORS ALONG WITH DECREASING THE BURDEN OF HEAVY METALS, VIRAL/BACTERIAL LOADS, AND OXIDATION ARE KEY TO TRULY REGAINING HEALTH.

Our goal here at True Health is to identify the spider web of metabolic dysfunctions that occur in the chronically ill and those of us who are healthy and want to prevent chronic illnesses. We find these dysfunctions through objective laboratory tests. Your personalized plan includes lifestyle, environmental, and dietary changes with an individualized supplement plan.

Because our office has accounts with international laboratories, we are not only able to care for loved ones in-house but now across the world through our unique TeleHealth Service. Finding a good doctor is now made easy.

Dr. Brady Hurst
True Health Center for Advanced Alternative Medicine and Chiropractic.
www.TrueHealthDC.com

Clearvite Detoxification and Weight Loss Program August 10, 2008

Posted by Dr. Brady Hurst in breast cancer, Candida (yeast) Infections, Clearvite Detox/Weightloss Program, Diabetes, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Hypothyroidism, prostate cancer, thyroid.
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Functional Medicine- Redefining Healthcare as we know it January 28, 2008

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Exciting New Updates!

New! Take a look at our new TeleHealth System– Affordable nationwide care without the travel!

New! Ask Dr. Brady your tough health questions LIVE! The Doctor’s In LIVE TM systems allow you to join a LIVE video Q&A session with Dr. Brady. Times will be announced to Dr. Brady’s FaceBook and Twitter fans, so make sure you follow.

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Download: What is Functional Medicine?

Today, as over 110,000 people a year are dying from adverse drug interactions (now the 4th leading cause of death in America, right behind stroke deaths), more and more people are turning away from the traditional medical care model and gravitating toward alternative healthcare physicians such as specialized Chiropractors and Doctors of Naturopathy to take care of them and their families. What they are finding is that these doctors are able dig to the root of health problems and find answers by using laboratory test to evaluate function rather than strictly looking for a disease. This, model unfortunately is not being applied to today’s mainstream healthcare system. Instead, we have developed a “Sick-care” system, a system where you are considered either “healthy” or “sick” based on a group of symptoms not how well you’re body is able to adapt to it’s environment. Normal Function→Dysfunction→Disease: True “Health”-care is keeping people in normal function and not letting them continue on the path to disease.

I am asked daily, “Does this alternative natural stuff really work for people with chronic health problems?” I answer them simply, “Yes”. The reason why it has worked for millions of people is that it makes use of personalized supplements and lifestyle changes, to give the body support while it heals itself.

As many of us know (and the many who don’t) pharmaceutical medication work by suppressing biological function rather than balancing it out. A great example is the commercial where you see dam inspectors looking at a hole they find in the dam. The guy pulls out the piece of gum from his mouth and plugs the hole and says, “That should do it”. Abnormal pressure builds behind the dam and the dam explodes and destroys everything downstream. Our body works the same way. Be cautious and ask questions the next time you hear your prescribing doctor say “Take this, that should do it.”

This is where specialized physicians, like myself, who practice what is called Functional Medicine, come to the forefront of healthcare. Functional Medicine practitioners gather detailed information about the individual. This includes specialized laboratory findings, in depth medical and personal histories, and detail exams in order to see how the patient is able to adapt to his/her environment not just to determine if the patient has a disease.

One example is assessing the risk for breast cancer. Rachel and her daughter (18 years of age) came to my office following one of my lectures on breast cancer. Many of their family members either had or currently have breast cancer. After getting detailed information about her lifestyle, I decided to run an Estronex™ test. This simple urine test measures to see if her body is breaking down the hormone estrogen correctly. We know from the professional literature that waste products of estrogen breakdown (4-hydroxyestrone and 16-x-hydroxyestrone) are very toxic to breast and cervical tissues and can play a major role in the development of cancer. The good news is that another breakdown product of the same estrogen (2-hydroxestrone) had anti-cancer properties. Rachel’s daughter was not pumping out much of this “good” estrogen but did have large amounts of this “bad” estrogen. Because of her dreadful lifestyle and her “genetic individuality”, her body was not able to make enough of these good estrogens. We made changes in her lifestyle habits and used strong supplements that have been shown in the literature to promote “good” estrogen production. Then, four months later we re-tested her and not only did she feel like an entirely new person, we were able to see through the laboratory test that she was producing larger amounts of “good” estrogen. True, she did not have cancer at the time I first saw her, however, I knew that her risks of developing cancer within 20, 30, 40 years were very high. We focused on restoring health to her broken system not just determining if she had cancer or not (current healthcare model). Rachel’s family now knows the importance of having a doctor of Functional Medicine monitor their health.

Many MD’s are great at treating people in emergency situations and using drugs to relieve short term symptoms, however, fails to adequately determine if the person’s ability to heal itself is quality or not.

I say this because all doctors take the Hippocratic Oath, “If you can not do good, at least do no harm.” This oath is being extremely ignored by many of today’s healthcare professionals because of being only symptom focused.

Functional Medicine practitioners who specialize in long-term optimum health directives and give serious attention to complex chronic diseases are the doctors who people, like you, are reaching out to for help. These are the doctors that you hear other people travel across the country to see because of their success rates.

True Health: Center for Functional Medicine is located in Atlanta, Georgia. We help patients from all over the country, restoring their hope when faced with a chronic condition and bringing them to and keeping them in their realm of vitality and optimal health.

Welcome to my Blog and I know it will supply you with life changing information.

To schedule a face-to-face or phone consultation with Dr. Brady Hurst, call 678-701-3368 or send an email to Schedule@TrueHealthDC.com.

Dr. Brady Hurst
True Health: Functional Medicine
www.TrueHealthDC.com

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