It had been five months since I had started chemotherapy treatment to prepare me for the surgery. Initially, it was very difficult to come to terms with it. I had not been in the hospital for treatment for any illness. When the date arrived first I panicked, secondly very stressed and eventually I had to accept that I have to get on with it. I put a very brave face on for the family, not to worry them. I had no idea how an oesophagus operation is performed. My surgeon only mentioned that "It is a difficult operation and prefers heart operation any given day".It was not an encouraging remark by any means. The only positive thing was I trusted him and his large hands. I suppose its like flying although we do not know the pilot somehow people trust. Hence the hand-clapping when the plane lands. Relief!!!
When I was diagnosed with oesophagus cancer, a consultant at the hospital immediately organised a CT scan to get details and the stage of cancer. During the chemotherapy (for five years), monthly CT scans taken to report the progress of it. Occasionally MRI scans done to get more detailed information about my body. At the time I did not know the difference between the two scanning systems. Only one thing I remember is the nurse's voice from the loudspeaker:" Scanning will start please make it sure no unauthorised person in the chamber due to radiation".When I was told that I was in remission usage of CT and MRI reduced to first every three months, then 6months eventually once a year became the norm. It is also important to give details of preparations before any of this machine operates. The patient has to arrive at the clinic ninety minutes before the scan starts. I had to drink two litres of a white milky substance called BARIUM based liquid to give a clear picture of the organs. An hour later, I changed my clothes with the light hospital gown feeling naked. When I laid down I was bloated and uncomfortable. This was due to *after my operation" losing 75% of my stomach and not having valve between oesophagus. Then the nurse comes in the room and IV (intravenous) injection is given through my vein. If it is a CT scan substance is IODINE based or MRI case GADOLIUM based liquid. The nurse leaves the room and makes the second announcement "You start feeling hot during the scan because of IV if its unbearable shout and let me know".I did feel the heat every time I had these scans and especially was unbearable at a certain part of my body. Details of these procedures, reasons for scans, how they are operated, their advantages or disadvantages and liquids pumped to the patients' body and their side effects are never explained by the medical professionals.
During the last five years (remission phase) I started getting side effects of the chemotherapy. These are similar symptoms I used to get at chemotherapy and CT/MRI scans. Description of those symptoms is feeling enlarge feet with heat effect, numb toes,needle&pins, hardening muscles and very bad heat attacks at a certain part of my body. I was having difficulty walking when attacks were happening. In the end, it was named as NEURO THERAPY. It made me curious about chemotherapy, scans etc., I had to study the effect of these machines and liquids given to me. Following details are established:
CT scans use X-RAYs which is a use of IONISING RADIATION. Reason of iodine used for IV to provide a clear body picture.. CT scan is the first to use to establish the stage of cancer. It will provide 3D pictures of the body to the medical professionals. On the other hand, if the clinic will require more detailed pictures of the body MRI scan will be used.MRI scans use radio waves and a powerful magnet to generate more clear pictures. They are not radioactive. Much safer than CT scans. I had mainly CT scans. In my mind, I am wondering what effect my body had with all ionising radiation pumped to my body? I am still having heat waves to the same parts of my body. Statistics are not encouraging. Before CT scans the medical profession used x-rays to gather data for the patient.CT scans improved diagnostic accuracy ratio and made it much quicker to start treating the patient. The cost was patient health. Like X-rays, CT scans use ionising radiation but much higher dose. Data collected on this subject shows that each time patient exposes to 10 mmSvof radiation., to put it in context one CT scan of the abdomen equal to 500 chest X-rays.,1500 dental X-rays., 200000 airport scanning. That radiation from CT scanning cause damage to the DNA of the patient that can lead to the formation of other cancers. Damaged caused apparently will be effective after 15/20 years. Due to the increase in DNA damage and cell death as well as the expression of genes involved in cell repair and death. They say people over 70 are safe!!
There are HERBAL BLENDs to reduce to effect of radiation during the CT scanning or afterwards. Basically green algae and blueberries and two more plants support the body against the radiation effects. Further inquiries and orders are always welcome and your comments on this subject will be greatly appreciated.
Didsbury Teas proudly announces a new herbal blend for "Anti-Aging" which is called "NEUF VISAGE".It is very important to understand and explore WHAT IS ANTI-AGEING?.
We grew older in time INTERNALLY and EXTERNALLY both. Possibility of turning the clock on ageing will depend on how we look after our body.
INTERNALLY our body will protect its organs by the natural way which is producing WHITE CELLS also called NATURAL KILLERS to get rid of free radicals from our body. These hit squads will be supported by the T-CELLS to get rid of any harmful cells to our body. In course of these actions, we will lose many white cells and body will have to renew them. The ageing process makes it difficult to produce new white or T-cells. Our body will be weak to fight any infections. To prevent any "Premature Aging" we need to make sure our organ systems are operating in perfect Harmony.
Anti-Ageing treatments are not a recent phenomenon. In fact centuries Chinese and South Indian herbal medicines used to address it. RAPID AGEING is viewed by traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine sign of organ dysfunction and degeneration. Fundamental substances such as blood and other bodily fluids are depleted. Esoteric concepts of these are described in Chinese as YING, YANG, Qi(life force), JING (Life Essence ) and SHEN (Spirit). Even though all organs are important for anti-ageing, the three most important are: KIDNEY /SPLEEN and LIVER. In TCM Kidneys are the storage house of JING which keeps the body energy. Spleen and Liver are primary organs for transforming nutrients from food into energy ( Qi, YING and YANG)When these organs are compromised blood circulation slowdowns. As a result it will lead to organ degeneration . These effects will be reflected in our appearance EXTERNALLY. When these precious substances are depleted, We see GREY HAIRs, LOOSE and SAGGY skin, SHRINKING MUSCLEs are the obvious signs of ageing,
Western Medical world also spent and still spending billions of dollars on cosmetic surgery improvements and high-end skin products. There is plenty of medication available in the market with various promises but only a few are worth trying.
Didsbury Teas NEUF VISAGE Herbal Tea Blend will help you to delay a sign of ageing and combat is the ability on our skin. Adaptogen herbs are rich in anti-oxidants, will fight against cell damage and will initiate new cell growth.INTERNAL healthiness will reflect on the EXTERNAL beauty of the body hence new look and nourished skin. They will help to keep you look younger.
NEUF VISAGE made from a natural compound of different plants with anti-ageing properties. It will slow the cell generation and ageing. It is called " SENESCENE" which is a process that causes cells to stop dividing and starts growing them permanantly. It is always advisable to use tea blends for a regular base to get a benefit of it. A cup of Neuf Visage tea a day will bring you the benefits in no time. If you want to look 10 years younger, the dream will become through.Plants used do not have any side effects but if you are having any medical treatment or pregnant do check with your doctor before use.
NEUF VISAGE is a Didsbury Teas quality product at affordable prices.
Nothing can prepare you for the moment your doctor tells you that you have cancer. Your life stops, everyday life pales into insignificance and you feel like you’ve been handed a death sentence.
Events in my own life led me to search alternative medicine to relieve my health problems as traditional medication just wasn’t cutting it. I started looking into homeopathy following a cataract operation in March 2009. Around this time I started getting hiccups on a regular basis. Initially, I didn’t pay much attention to it, thinking perhaps it was from the stress of the operation, but it became worse during a holiday in Spain, so upon my return, I decided to see my GP for a check-up. He suggested an endoscopy to put my mind rest.
November 2020, Didsbury Teas for your health decided to concentrate only TEA BLENDS related to Cancer and Neuro therapy. I had stages of different side effects because of chemotherapy during and after my recovery. For that reason with NERVE REPAIR TEA other blends ANXIETY/STRESS., ENERGY.,and COLD/FLU still are available but other products at least for now will not be marketed. If you are or were a cancer patient and suffered from Chemo/Radio or Immuno THERAPY side effects please POST your experiences on our website. These will provide valuable information to our followers especially with any type of cancer and/or neuro problems (MS/MND.Parkinson's etc.,). PROBLEMS SHARED, PROBLEMS SOLVED motto will help all of us to learn how to handle difficult health conditions when medical solutions not efficient or available. Healing properties of Medicinal Herbs (Adoptegens) will be appreciated more.
Herbal Medicine has been used for many centuries. Today, around the world are given preferences to alternative medicines such as Chinese, Ayurveda, Homeopathy. It is worth mentioning that these natural and alternative medicines used thousands of years ago. They were traditional medicines were used for treating various ailments. Today,it has been developed as a separate industry as many people favour them over synthetic medicine.
Adaptogens are super powered herbs that regulate the body. Didsbury Teas contain adaptogens for specific conditions of the person.These clever herbs help your body to adapt to its need.Adaptogenic herbs are body aids .It is a holistic therapy ,integrating emotional,mental and spiritual levels. These three function EMOTIONAL.,MENTAL and SPRITUAL considerations are part of naturopathic approach to health problems. The use of HERBs does not involve “DRUG” actions or adverse side effects.
We all know that a poor diet can lead to an early death, bur take this as a stark warning. A man in US state of Massachusetts has died after consuming around one and a half bags of the sweet on a daily basis. he had suffered no symptoms of ill health prior to his death and as a construction worker would, we presume, have been reasonably fit.
The British Medical Journal has given details of a trial which has concluded that honey may be better than conventional treatments for coughs, blocked noses and sore throats.
In a study, by scientists from Oxford University, 1,761 participants of varying ages participated with the results suggesting that honey was better than any over the counter medication at treating the symptoms of colds and flu, with the most notable effects in frequent and severe coughs.
A Level exam results are out today. However, in England 36% of entries had a lower grade than teachers predicted and a further 3% were down two grades. The confusion during the pandemic regarding the marking scheme which is based on predicted results and statistical modelling certainly has helped with many pupils and teachers left extremely frustrated by today's results. So how do you cope with the stress of receiving exam results that are below expectation?
A new report from the Institute of Neurology at University College London had described cases of brain inflammation, stroke, delirium and nerve damage arising from COVID-19, the clearest sign yet that Coronavirus can cause nerve damage.
The study looked at 43 patients with covid-19 aged between 16 and 85 who were referred to the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. Whilst those over 50 displayed symptoms of confusion and disorientation, almost all of the participants had some form of neurological complaint from inflammation of the brain and dysfunction of the cranial nerve to a brain abscess and in eight of the patients a stroke.
Matt Hancock, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, has recently expressed concerns about the long term effects of Covid-19 on the body. Cornovirus is know to be asymptomatic and mild in the majority of cases, but is this short term illness responsible for hidden health problems?
For those who have been in intensive care and struggling for oxygen, yes, there is likely to be a significant recovery time with potential damage to internal organs, but the news would suggest that most patients recover fully within weeks.
It has been nearly six weeks since the Didsbury Teas website has been launched. It’s time for an update following my history on my About page – which, if you have the time, you should read. It explains how and why I created my tea.
My story is based on the fight against the CANCER. The last decade had been a nightmare, not only in fighting cancer myself, but also in losing my son to the same disease.
In this article I shall examine the comparisons between the present Covid-19 pandemic and Cancer.
In general both illnesses have many similarities but there are also marked differences. There is no medication for Coronavirus, hence if you have it some people will die and some will survive depending on age, your body’s strength and a number of perhaps unknown factors at this point in time. Statistics show that the death rate is around 10%. If we check people dying from Cancer this percentage will be much more, however, statistics of cancer deaths have never been disclosed in the way that Covid-19 deaths are being reported on a daily basis.
Herbs are not only used for their medicational properties but also they have been the source of for many things we use in our daily life (food, shelter, clothing, medicine, etc.)
Records show that the Chinese were using Herbal Blends 2000 years ago. It was based on the concept of YIN (cooling), Yang (stimulating), and Qi energy. Indians also claim that they were the first tribes used Herbal Medicine which was called AYURVEDIC Modern Western Herbalism was born to emphasize the effects of herbs on individual body systems. Traditional three great systems of herbal medicines can be summarised as Chinese Medicine, East Indian Ayuverdic Medicine, and Western Herbal Medicine.
Many years ago I watched the film Contagion, filmed and released at a time when the world had seen Swine Flu and SARs but nothing on the scale of the pandemic we are faced with now: Covid-19. It was, it would seem, inevitable that sooner or later we would be faced with a pandemic on this scale and if I am honest I doubt that it will be the last. China will continue with its unsanitary wet markets and the human beings will continue to destroy our rainforests at an alarming rate leading to viruses being unleashed against with the population has no immunity.