January 2009

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Posted by drbrizman on January 31, 2009 at 12:48pm

Hello my name is Nadia and I'm 32 yrs old and reside in Seattle.  My IC journey of regaining my health began with Matia Brizman, May of 2007.  I'm on my last leg of my treatment and continuing to get better, mind, body and spirit.

Posted by drbrizman on January 31, 2009 at 3:54am

Constipation has been a huge topic for a lot of people this week. And, when I say huge,
I mean the BMs ARENT! So, this is a big problem. If we are not pooping every day
AT LEAST once per day, we can't be healthy, and certainly, this process is compromised.
There are numerous reasons for being constipated, and, those issues need to be worked
out individually. But, in the long run the health should improve to the degree that
the BMS should be rolling by themselves and not dependent upon control. One of my

Posted by drbrizman on January 31, 2009 at 2:01am

It was so fantastic today to hear from one of my UK patients that she connected with an old patient through an on-line support group in Europe! An old patient doing well, which, made me super happy. I LOVE when people connect with people and the world proves to be a small place in which we all have common issues that we need to discuss with others. And that our arms may embrace one another through the internet or on the street. 

Posted by drbrizman on January 30, 2009 at 10:24pm

A great yummy night time drink when you are in the latter stages of my protocol, something that I drink often at night, is: one mug full of warm milk (organic or raw) warmed on the stove top, pu one tsp unsweetened cocoa powder and 1/2 to 1 tsp of agave or maple syrup. It is super yummy
and nutritious:) 

Posted by drbrizman on January 29, 2009 at 11:26pm

...are becoming threatened, state by state. We should all be informed of the state of politics as it relates to our health. Vaccines are a HUGE issue. See below to see what is going on in NY!

Posted by drbrizman on January 28, 2009 at 7:44pm

I posted the other day about animals and humans and how cats are having IC more and
more. A couple months ago, I rescued a baby kitty that was lost and made him a part
of our family of many animals. He has fit right in. But, the poor thing has had trouble
with his urination. He peed yesterday morning and it was pure blood coming out. I was
shocked. Otherwise he seemed completely fine. Although he was a rescue, someone had
neutered this little guy way before his time--too young--a vet told me, which stuck in

Posted by drbrizman on January 27, 2009 at 2:55am

A patient requested that I post on how to tell if you are reacting to a food or product,so 
here it goes: once you have used a product, like a shampoo or eaten a food, typically, the
response time is within a half an hour or up to an hour. YOur symptoms will go up
considerably from where they were prior. some patients take a little longer, and few
patients may not react for a couple days. This is highly unusual though and is only the

Posted by drbrizman on January 23, 2009 at 11:23pm

I just rec'd an email from a patient who decided to do a foot cleanse. Now she is in a
mass of pain and her urine is positive for white blood cells, indicating the onset of an
infection. This reminds me of how many times this and things like it have occurred
over the years of my practice. Things that create strong cleanses are dangerous and
should not be taken lightly. The act of cleaning out the body is a delicate matter and
should be undergone only through the guidance of a licensed healthcare, HEALTHCARE

Posted by drbrizman on January 23, 2009 at 8:37pm

This week it seems that questions about pets have been a topic of great interest. I dont
know if all of you know, but cats experience IC, just like humans. Interesting isnt it? IN fact,
it is becoming a huge problem in veterinary medicine. I cannot treat animals bc I am not a vet,
but I get so many questions about my patient's pets. I had a cat myself with IC that I
treated with success. This article speaks about the sensitivity of cats to a particular kind
of fire retardant in the household. It is interesting to see how it is effecting cats, but also

Posted by drbrizman on January 22, 2009 at 6:33am

OK, big issue! Today a patient came in who has eczema all over her hands and whos
child is getting sick continuously. So I asked what is going on? Is there mold in your house?
As we sat and discussed the details of her case she took this bottle out of her bag and
showed it to me. It was the natural equivalent of the standard antimicrobial hand lotions
and wipes that are available today. I was stunned bc I realized that this was a breakdown
in communication from my part. Now I realized why she and her son had not been doing