September 2008

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Posted by drbrizman on September 27, 2008 at 11:14pm

OK, this article is loaded. First, I want to say when you read it, that I do not advocate any kind of religeous message in any of my messages to all of you. Zero. I have my own private spiritual beliefs and would never advocate any religeous thought to anyone. Yesterday I spoke a bit about Buddah, but that was in the spirit of Buddah as a philosopher not as a religeon. It had no religeous implication. Today, this article touts a bit of Christianity, but this is also not the point of my message.

Posted by drbrizman on September 27, 2008 at 1:21am

Many of you know that when I start adding fruits back into the diet, typically, I will add in all of the berries first. The reason for this is that they are so nutritious, but they are also well tolerated in the bladder. In Chinese medicine, we looka t berries as very nourishing to the blood (and therefore the tissues). This is a great articel about berries and a couple other substances and their positive effects on cancer.

Posted by drbrizman on September 27, 2008 at 1:15am

The HPV vaccine seems to be a HUGE issue these days. I received this articel from not one, but two people today. SO, I thought I should post it. A lot of people ask me if they should get this and some mother's want to give it to their daughters. Maybe think about that:

Posted by drbrizman on September 27, 2008 at 1:10am

Whem one delves into the dietary past of many of the people sufferring from IC, it is not uncommon to see excessive diet soda drinking or the use of sugar substitutes in coffee, etc... I definitely think this is one more thing that adds fuel to the low level brewing fire that preempts IC. And, after many such things, one day, BOOM, the straw the breaks the camel's back. I think researchers will soon find that there is a direct relationship between this an other toxic chemicals on the bladder tissue.

Posted by drbrizman on September 27, 2008 at 12:06am

Posted by drbrizman on September 26, 2008 at 11:18pm

Someone said this week that they noticed feeling worse when they don't eat animal protein. They were wondering if this was their imagination. I confirmed that this correlation is an accurate one. LAck of animal protein may be a contributing facotr in IC as well as an inhibitory factor in not getting well. In my estimation, we need the protein to rebuild damaged tissue in the body, and also to assist in balancing the pH so that the det is not over alkaline. I Know! I know! There is this whole thinking about pH and alkalinity =s health. BUT!

Posted by drbrizman on September 26, 2008 at 8:20pm

People who come to this website, I hope feel like they have landed on an oasis of hope. Whereas there are so many other sites on IC that make a person feel the doom and gloom of this disorder, I think that this site provides a different perspective. Like the post on affirmations--involving the impact of putting out positive energy to get positive energy back, this site is also dependent upon the positive energetics of thos involved, not only upon the actual positive nature of this treatment.

Posted by drbrizman on September 25, 2008 at 5:08am

I get a lot of questions about mamography. And, I often recommend thermography as an alternative. It is the up and coming no-radiographic alternative. This is a great article on this subject:

Posted by drbrizman on September 25, 2008 at 3:55am

I had a patient this week, who will remain anonymous of course, that was recounting her symptoms over the past month. Her symptoms were numerous and uncomfortable and included nausea, itching, sore throat, dizziness, exhaustion and bloating and gaseousness. But, interestly, during this period, her bladder felt fine. Even more interesting than this is that she had a dream. Her dream was surrounding th events of her recovery. It was elaborate and quite detailed, and synonymous with what was actually going on in her body! The next day, all of those other symptoms were better.

Posted by drbrizman on September 25, 2008 at 3:42am

Birth Control Pills are often involved in one underlying contributory factor of IC. As most of you know, I won't even take patients if they are on them or do not wish to go off of them. It is impossible to get someone better on birth control. Women are not informed of the many potential and real side effects of chemical birth control. Here is a tragic story that goes beyond IC: