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Reece Puddington an11year old boy refuses cancer treatment & opts to ‘let go’

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

No cure: Reece Puddington has been battling with neuroblastoma since 2008.

For most 11-year-old boys, Facebook is a way to chat with friends and share photographs – but for Reece Puddington, it was a place to express a more momentous message.

The boy, who has had cancer for more than half of his life, used a status update to announce he had decided to refuse potentially life-prolonging drugs in order to accept his fate and make the most of his final days, at home with his family.

The decision has been a breath of fresh air for Reece. Not to have to go to the hospital means a lot to him.

He told friends via the website that he could no longer face the demands of gruelling treatment and wished to let “nature take its course”.

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He wrote: “My mum had always hoped over the last five to six years that she would have the courage to know when enough was enough. After careful consideration, my mum thought that if she was doing it for herself she would keep sending me for treatment as she wouldn’t want to let me go, but if she was doing it for me she’d let me go. Well, she’s letting me go…”

Reece, from Seasalter, Kent was diagnosed in 2008 with neuroblastoma, a cancer of the nervous system which affects about 100 children a year in the UK. His updates on his condition on Facebook have attracted a growing following. In a posting last Thursday, The Beginning of the End, he wrote: “After the latest scan results I was sent home to rest and think over the 2 possible options …

“I could opt for another trial, but this would mean travelling a lot to the hospital and coping with the side effects, but could also hopefully extend my life, or … I could simply do nothing,stay at home and let nature take its course which would lead to me losing my life slightly earlier than if I’d had more treatment.”

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He said he was taking the second option.

His mother, Kay Puddington, who helps write his blog, said: “Reece has been so good, he never moans. He just got tired of the whole regime. So the rest of the family took on board how he felt and we made the decision to end his treatment.

“He would have gone on to new drugs, but the side effects are always sickness, fatigue and nausea.”

She added: “The decision has been a breath of fresh air for Reece. Not to have to go to the hospital means a lot to him.”

After his diagnosis in May 2008, Reece had chemotherapy at the Royal Marsden Hospital, in Sutton, Surrey. The cancer, which had started in a gland near his kidney, went into remission. However, he became ill again in 2012 and his family was told the condition was terminal. It had spread to his bone marrow, chest, the left side of his pelvis and his right thigh bone.

Reece had drawn up a “bucket list”, of things to do before he died. It includes seeing his mother learn to drive so they could take day trips. Mrs Puddington, 40, who is her son’s full-time carer, passed her test when she was 17 but could not afford a car. It meant she and Reece were housebound while her husband Paul, 48, was at work as a sales assistant for supermarket chain Sainsbury’s

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She has now learned to drive again. “We haven’t gone on any trips just yet, as Reece has had a rough few days. But we’re hoping to go on a drive along the coast,” she said.

Reece’s list includes a trip to Sun City, South Africa. Mrs Puddington added: “Unfortunately Reece won’t be able to manage the holiday. He has been so brave and I’m so proud of him.”

Reece added: “I’ve been overwhelmed by all the support. It’s really made a difference to me.”

The Telegraph, London

Henry Sapiecha

Monday, April 8th, 2013

What Happens When You Take

a Testosterone Supplement?

What Happens When You Take a Testosterone Supplement?

Wow… I’m getting old.

It’s a disturbing thought, one that usually hits after an unexpected physical challenge. Maybe you’ve been unable to maintain your usual workout levels, or recovery is taking a lot longer than it used to. Perhaps fixes to the house are just a bit more difficult, or you find yourself feeling tired more often.

What’s most startling about this realization is that you don’t normally “feel old” but, nevertheless, you know you’re not the man you used to be.

And the issue? It could be a decrease in your testosterone.

Most people don’t realize that testosterone is a vital hormone for maintaining overall good health. An article from the Lance Armstrong Foundation’s site, noted that when testosterone levels start to decline, men experience a gradual reduction in muscle density, size and strength. Testosterone stimulates the use of stored body fat for energy and keeps you looking lean, but when your levels decrease fatigue can set in from the breakdown of muscle tissue and poor energy production. The article adds, “You also see an increased incidence of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoporosis and other age-related illness that occur as testosterone levels slowly decline with age. Lower testosterone levels are associated with increased obesity, diabetes, fatigue, lower cognitive abilities, depression and heart disease.”

Testosterone replacement therapy is one possible way of handling the situation, but it must be done through a doctor and research is mixed on whether or not it actually works. The real trick is getting the body to safely start producing more testosterone on its own, and one of the most exciting approaches has been developed by a group of scientists working at a leading Cambridge, Massachusetts nutraceutical company.

This team developed a safe and effective supplement that actually triggers the body to raise free testosterone levels naturally. It’s called Test X180 and it’s now available to the public. Test X180 relies on well-researched natural testosterone boosting ingredients such as Testofen®, which can significantly pump up a person’s free testosterone levels.

The product has no harmful side effects and has been shown to deliver improvements in strength and endurance in just days. In fact, the company states that results of Test X180 include enhanced physical performance and stamina.

What kind of a difference can a testosterone boosting supplement like this make?

According to users of the product, it’s nothing short of spectacular. From increased muscle definition and quicker recovery times, to increased feelings of alertness and greater endurance, these users are reporting virtual transformations as a result of safely boosting their free testosterone

Monday, April 8th, 2013

We’ve heard it all before — smoking can ruin your lungs, your teeth, and especially your breath. But can it actually damage your brain? Unfortunately, yes. According to a shocking new study conducted by scientists at London’s King’s College, smoking “rots” the brain by damaging memory, learning, and reasoning. That’s right: smoking can actually cause brain damage.

My parents always told me “Only the stupid kids smoke,” but who knew they meant that literally?

The scientists conducted their research by gathering 8,800 people over the age of 50 and conducting numerous brain and intelligence tests, such as teaching them new words and seeing how well they retained the information. These tests were done every four years beginning in 2000. The results found a “consistent association” between smoking and lower scores in the test. Additionally, overall risk of a heart attack or stroke was “significantly associated with cognitive decline.”

Basically, they found that if you have any history of smoking, high blood pressure or obesity, you are definitely at risk.

It’s worth noting that this isn’t the first time these links have been reported. Another recent study conducted by scientists at Anhui Medical University in China found that exposure to second-hand smoke could actually lead to dementia.

That said, there is a bright side: we can actually take steps to prevent mental decline. According to Dr. Alex Dregan of King’s College London, a number of risk factors associated with accelerated cognitive decline “could be modifiable” and that this discovery “offers valuable knowledge for future prevention and treatment interventions.” It’s all linked to a concept called “neuroplasticity,” in which the brain actually regrows nerve endings and repairs itself, as long as the mind remains stimulated.

How can we keep our minds stimulated?
Through the years, scientists have recommended a few different options like doing crossword puzzles or reading books, but let’s face it – those approaches have become a little dated, and not everyone enjoys the same activities. This is why neuroscientists have been spending years developing better and more exciting activities for people who want to take that extra step to keep their minds healthy and focused.

There are several excellent options out there, but one that has been getting a lot of attention recently is Lumosity. Designed by a team of dedicated neuroscientists in conjunction with Harvard University, Lumosity is an online program that basically functions as an exercise regimen for your brain. If you’ve ever exercised, you know you don’t get results doing the same exercises over and over again. The brain works the same way. That’s why Lumosity is so effective—it gives users a training program full of fun games and challenges that constantly stimulate the brain, thus preventing further damage.

Whether or not you’re at risk sure to smoking, everyone can benefit from improving mental sharpness and focus before it’s too late.


Sunday, March 10th, 2013

How Brain Training Can Make

You Significantly Smarter

As many people hit middle age, they often start to notice that their memory and mental clarity are not what they used to be.  We suddenly can’t remember where we put the keys just a moment ago, or an old acquaintance’s name, or the name of an old band we used to love.  As the brain fades, we euphemistically refer to these occurrences as “senior moments.”

While seemingly innocent, this loss of mental focus can potentially have a detrimental impact on our professional, social, and personal well-being.

It happens to most of us, but is it inevitable? 

Neuroscientists are increasingly showing that there’s actually a lot that can be done.  It turns that the brain needs exercise in much the same way our muscles do, and the right mental workouts can significantly improve our basic cognitive functions.  Thinking is essentially a process of making neural connections in the brain.  To a certain extent, our ability to excel in making the neural connections that drive intelligence is inherited.  However, because these connections are made through effort and practice, scientists believe that intelligence can expand and fluctuate according to mental effort.

Now, a new San Francisco Web-based company has taken it a step further and developed the first “brain training program” designed to actually help people improve and regain their mental sharpness.  Called Lumosity, it was designed by some of the leading experts in neuroscience and cognitive psychology from Stanford University.

Lumosity, is far more than an online place to exercise your mental skills.  That’s because they have integrated these exercises into a Web-based program that allows you to systematically improve your memory and attention skills.  The program keeps track of your progress and provides detailed feedback on your performance and improvement.  Most importantly, it constantly modifies and enhances the games you play to build on the strengths you are developing–much like an effective exercise routine requires you to increase resistance and vary your muscle use.

Does it work?

Apparently it does. In randomized, controlled clinical trials, Lumosity was shown to significantly improve basic cognitive functions. One study showed students improved their scores on math tests by 34 percent after using Lumosity for six weeks, significantly greater gains than those made by other students in the same class, who were not training with the Lumosity program.

The company says its users have reported clearer and quicker thinking, improved memory for names, numbers, directions, increased alertness and awareness, elevated mood, and better concentration at work or while driving.

While many of the games at Lumosity are free, a modest subscription fee is required to use the full program over the long term.

However, Lumosity is currently offering a free trial of their program to new users so that you can see how well it works before you decide to subscribe.  The trial is completely free (no credit card required) and the company believes the results will speak for themselves.

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Saturday, November 17th, 2012

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Sunday, September 9th, 2012

Rhoeo discolor

Other scientific names Common names
Rhoeo spathacea Bangka-bangkaan (Tag.)
Oyster plant (Engl.)
Moses-in-the-cradle (Engl.)



Moses in a Cradle: The small white three-petaled flowers (Moses) arise from within the boat-shaped purple bracts (the cradle) nestled between the leaf axils. Botany
· A stout perennial herbaceous, somewhat fleshy plant, 0.5 m in height or less, the stem thick and unbranched.
· Leaves: lanceolate, acuminate, 40 to 60 cm long, 4 to 6 cm wide, fleshy, the upper surface dark green, the lower purple.
· Flowers: numerous in each inflorescence, fascicled, white, about 1 cm in diameter. Inflorescence, axillary, short, peduncled, the flowers surrounded by 2 large, imbricate, laterally compressed, distichous, 3 to 4 cm long, purplish bracts.

Ornamental cultivation; scarcely established.

Parts utilized
Fowers, leaves.
Collect the whole year round. Sun-dry.

Properties and constituents
• Decongestant, expectorant, blood refrigerant, antidysenteric.
• Phytochemical studies yielded alkaloids, flavonoids, steroids, saponins, cardiac glycosides, terpenoids, tannin and phenolic coumpounds and oil

· Cough, cold, coughing phlegm with blood, whooping cough.
· Nose bleed.
· Bacillary dysentery, blood in the stool.
· Dosage: use 30 to 60 gms fresh material, 15 to 84 gms dried material or 20 to 30 pieces dried material in decoction.
· In Singapore, sold in markets as both ornamental and medicinal: Boiled in water, it is believed to have cooling properties.

Caution !
The plant sap is considered poisonous. Contact may cause stinging and itching of the skin and eyes. Ingestion may cause irritation of the lips, mouth, throat and abdominal pain.

Anti-tumor / Chemoprevention: Aqueous crude extract of Rhoeo discolor decreases the formation of liver preneoplastic foci in ratsIn Mexico, Rhoeo discolor has been used to treat cancer. A study was done to validate its antitumoral property. It showed a reduction of preneoplastic lesions and justifies continuing further studies for its chemoprevention potential.
Antigenotoxic, antimutagenic and ROS scavenging activities: (1) Extensively used in traditionally medicine in Mexico for the treatment of superficial mycoses, a study was done to evaluate its antimutagenic and antigenotoxic activities. The extract was neither mutagenic nor genotoxic. It showed dome radical scavenging, less than a-tocopherol and more than ascorbic acid. (2) Study of antimutagenic mechanisms showed the extract might be used to avoid DNA damage by alkylation, corrected alkylguanine transferase protein encoded with ogt gene.
• ·Antimicrobial / Phytochemical Constituents : Phytochemical studies yielded alkaloids, flavonoids, steroids, saponins, cardiac glycosides, terpenoids, tannin and phenolic coumpounds and oil. Study showed good inhibitory activity with dose-dependent increase in effect. K pneumonia was found to be most susceptible.

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