DETOXIFICATION FAST - 4 0R 6 DAYS

DAY 1-3:

Wake-up every morning and drink an 8oz. glass of water with 1 Tblsp. of Epsom Salts (this tastes vile but get it down).
Then you will drink an 8oz. Glass of a citrus solution made in the same proportions: a) One-half gallon of the citrus solution

b) One –half gallon of distilled water

Note: To make the one-half gallon of citrus solution you will need: 6 grapefruits, 3 lemons, and the rest oranges (organic of course). I cannot say how many oranges because I don’t know how much juice will come from the other fruits –just use enough to make a half-gallon.

You will drink an 8oz. glass of this GALLON mixture every half hour beginning a half hour right after you drink the Epsom salt solution—for the rest of the day until it’s finished—I think it’s over an eight hour period. If you’re really hungry late in the day or evening you may drink some celery juice only.

Note: You MUST do a Colema Board every night of the entire FAST—and my recommendation is you continue this for one week after the fast. This is a very aggressive fast and you must help the body eliminate the toxins you’ve asked it to purge from your cells.

DAY 4-6:

You will drink a mixture of pure organic vegetable juice FOUR times a day for the rest of the fast.

Note: You may have as much of these juices as you like but in these proportions.

The juices will be in the following proportions.

Morning:8 oz. of carrot juice
2 oz. of spinach juiceLunch: 6 oz. of carrot juice
3 oz. of celery juiceMid-day:4 oz. of celery juice
4 oz. of cucumber juice
2 oz. of green pepper juiceDinner:4 oz. of carrot juice
3 oz. of celery juice
2 oz. of beet juice
1 oz. of spinach juice

Six days is the maximum to do this fast. So do three and three or two and two.

Note: It is important to rest during a fast, especially this one, as your body needs a lot of energy to do what you’re asking it to do.

4. To break the fast on the seventh (or fifth day) you must have a soft protein like coddled eggs (a form of soft boiling an egg). Eat it with a piece of toast and a little raw spinach. Then continue diet as normal. Hopefully you will begin to use a thermos cooked cereal every morning after. Try not to auto-intoxicate with food or drink after this fast. GOOD LUCK AND HAPPY FASTING! YOUR BODY WILL LOVE YOU AND THANK YOU FOR IT.  

WARNING: Prior to initiating any dietary or nutritional change or program it is important for families to understand that each individual may have their own unique response or responses. Families are encouraged to investigate and evaluate any dietary change or recommendation prior to its implementation and should understand that they are incorporating these recipes, protocols or supplements at their own risk. As with anything that may effect an individuals well being a physician should be consulted prior to its implementation. It is in no way a medical prescription but based upon personal experience.

Exercising with Lipedema

As you all know, exercising with Lipedema can be uncomfortable and at times, painful.  With all exercise programs, the success of the program relies on the consistency and fun of the program, that’s right, I said exercise and fun in the same sentence ;) 

Here are a few tips that will make your exercise routine comfortable, consistent and fun.

#1 Low impact:

- Take the impact out of your exercise routine.  Lipedema increases our bodies fatty tissue storage.  Because of this increased storage of fatty tissue it’s important we don’t do high impact exercises. 

-  Light riding on a stationary bike, this is a great way to stimulate circulation and restrict impact on your legs and joints.  Grab a friend and take them with you, you will be amazed at how fast the time goes when you are catching up and chatting.

-  Light hand weights on an exercise trampoline.  The ‘mini’ trampoline will take the impact out of your workout.  Walk on the trampoline while holding light hand weights.  Get your favorite playlist and do this for as is comfortable.  Remember it is perfectly ok to have a rest and then come back to the exercise, listen to your body.

#2 Increase circulation: 

-  While exercising, make sure you are in compression tights, in my opinion, the 2XU compression garments are the best quality on the market.

-  Lay on flat on your back and put your legs vertically up against a wall or stable platform.  This will allow our body to remove waste product from the muscle and increase oxygenated blood cells through out the body.  Do this for 2 minutes and then walk around, repeat as many times as feels comfortable.

- Manual Lymphatic drainage, this is a form of massage to gently help our body unblock and stimulate the flow of the lymph and assist in the ‘Venous Return’ process.

These tips are a great way to help reduce the effects of Lipedema, over the next few weeks, we are going to work on keeping active and stimulating your circulation.  As we come into Thanksgiving, try and reduce the amount of Sodium in your diet and stay hydrated.

Remember to consult your Dr to see if an exercise program is right for you. 

Thanks guys,

Luke

http://www.lukemiltonfitness.com

  Selenium: 
Selenium has been shown to decrease edema in tissue. Selenium decreased edema in two placebo controlled trials for post-mastectomy and head and neck radiation(28, 29), it increases the efficacy of physical therapy for lipedema, it reduces the incidence of erysipelas infections in patients with chronic lipedema at various sites(28) (and others); it lowers oxygen radical production in part by increasing glutathione peroxidase and thioredoxin reductase; it dcreases glycoprotein adhesion molecules (eg, P-selectin, ICAM-1, VCAM-1, ELAM-1) in a dose-dependent manner(30) which may unclog lymphatic capillaries; it significantly enhanced cellular immunologic reactions improving efficacy of cytotoxic T-lymphocytes and stimulating macrophages degradation of excess tissue proteins(31). The US National Research Council has defined the individual maximum safe dietary intake for selenium as 600 μg daily and the no adverse effect level as 800 μg daily (100 μg selenium in 2 mL of isotonic solution (Biosyn Corporation, Carlsbad, California) = $1600/5 weeks. Anticipate a possible increase in pain or decreased well-being as the toxins come out of the tissue. However, if you don’t feel good taking the selenium, then stop it. You can get sodium selenite solution from Life Extension at 50 mcg per drop (you take 5-10 drops). Many other internet sites also sell the liquid. You can buy 250 mcg tablets from twin labs (try iHerb).

  Selenium

Selenium has been shown to decrease edema in tissue. Selenium decreased edema in two placebo controlled trials for post-mastectomy and head and neck radiation(28, 29), it increases the efficacy of physical therapy for lipedema, it reduces the incidence of erysipelas infections in patients with chronic lipedema at various sites(28) (and others); it lowers oxygen radical production in part by increasing glutathione peroxidase and thioredoxin reductase; it dcreases glycoprotein adhesion molecules (eg, P-selectin, ICAM-1, VCAM-1, ELAM-1) in a dose-dependent manner(30) which may unclog lymphatic capillaries; it significantly enhanced cellular immunologic reactions improving efficacy of cytotoxic T-lymphocytes and stimulating macrophages degradation of excess tissue proteins(31). The US National Research Council has defined the individual maximum safe dietary intake for selenium as 600 μg daily and the no adverse effect level as 800 μg daily (100 μg selenium in 2 mL of isotonic solution (Biosyn Corporation, Carlsbad, California) = $1600/5 weeks. Anticipate a possible increase in pain or decreased well-being as the toxins come out of the tissue. However, if you don’t feel good taking the selenium, then stop it. You can get sodium selenite solution from Life Extension at 50 mcg per drop (you take 5-10 drops). Many other internet sites also sell the liquid. You can buy 250 mcg tablets from twin labs (try iHerb).

Are you looking to cleanse your body, but have no idea the right way about it? We at Cure Lipedema have been testing the Colema board (http://www.colema.com/products.html) for self cleansing, rejuvenation and eliminating those toxins built up by Lipedema. Lets be honest, home enemas are no walk in the part, but Colema, makes the process easy, and doable. The instructions are easy (http://www.colema.com/setup.html) and health guru  Dr. Julian Neil  absolutely swears by the board. Dr. Julian believes he has saved hundreds of people’s lives by using this board, for an easy cleanse. Colonics are tough on the body, while the colema is a gentle alternative, where YOU determine the speed. Detoxing may be no fun walk in the park, but if you do the board every day for a couple of weeks, those toxins that have been built up in your colon will be expelling from your body. 

Are you looking to cleanse your body, but have no idea the right way about it? We at Cure Lipedema have been testing the Colema board (http://www.colema.com/products.html) for self cleansing, rejuvenation and eliminating those toxins built up by Lipedema. Lets be honest, home enemas are no walk in the part, but Colema, makes the process easy, and doable. The instructions are easy (http://www.colema.com/setup.html) and health guru  Dr. Julian Neil  absolutely swears by the board. Dr. Julian believes he has saved hundreds of people’s lives by using this board, for an easy cleanse. Colonics are tough on the body, while the colema is a gentle alternative, where YOU determine the speed. Detoxing may be no fun walk in the park, but if you do the board every day for a couple of weeks, those toxins that have been built up in your colon will be expelling from your body. 

Perhaps the term “diet” isn’t appropriate here. There are no portions to worry about, and you’re not counting calories. Instead, you’re loading up on foods that are naturally good for you and have the added benefit of reducing inflammation. No, this is no diet; this is a life plan.

Anti-inflammatories are among the most commonly prescribed medications. They are used for many different chronic ailments including arthritis, heart disease and hypertension. While these medications may provide quick relief, long-term use of some anti-inflammatory medications such as NSAIDs and steroids can actually weaken our immunity or cause unwanted side effects.

Maintaining a diet high in anti-inflammatory foods can ease the adverse reactions to medications, but it also adds a healthy (and tasty) mix of foods into your meals. On top of their anti-inflammatory properties, these foods also supply us with essential vitamins and minerals that help boost our immune system.

Using Common Sense with Your Anti-Inflammatory Diet

Chances are if you are suffering from an auto-immune disease like lupus or rheumatoid arthritis, eating an anti-inflammatory diet may not be a substitute for medication. It can however, ease day-to-day symptoms of inflammation that accompany those diseases. The foods listed in this article are a healthy addition to any meal plan.

Anti-Inflammatory Foods

So you’re looking to start an anti-inflammatory diet, but don’t know where to begin. The following foods have an abundance of anti-inflammatory properties.

1. Wild Alaskan Salmon: It’s no secret that salmon contains omega-3s and has been known to help numerous ailments. It is important to note that wild caught salmon has a much higher omega-3 content than farmed raised. For those of you that are not fans of fish, there are many non-fish oil and omega-3 supplements that will provide these important nutrients, including flax and hemp seed oil.

2. Kelp: Kelp such contains fucoidan, a type of complex carbohydrate that is anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor, and anti-oxidative. It is also high in fiber, which helps your body feel full and will aid in weight loss. It’s best to buy organic kelp and avoid some of the seaweed snacks that are loaded with vegetable oil and salt.

3. Extra Virgin Olive Oil: This oil provides a healthy dose of fats that fights inflammation. It can also help lower the risks of asthma and arthritis, as well as protect the heart and blood vessels.

4. Blueberries: not only reduce inflammation, but they can protect the brain from aging and prevent diseases, such as cancer and dementia.

5. Dark Leafy Greens: Dark leafy green vegetables are loaded with antioxidants. They are high in inflammation-fighting carotenoids, vitamin K and vitamin E.

6. Turmeric: This Indian root, which is often found in curry blends, contains a natural anti-inflammatory compound called curcumin. Turmeric also has pain relieving properties. Among the other spices that can help with inflammation are oregano, garlic, and rosemary.

7. Ginger: You may know that ginger is good for digestion and relieving nausea, but it also helps reduce inflammation and control blood sugar.

8. Broccoli: This highly nutritious vegetable that contains anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer phytonutrients such as sulforaphane. It helps the body to get rid of potentially carcinogenic compounds.

9. Green Tea: Green tea contains anti-inflammatory flavonoids that may even help reduce the risks of certain cancers.

10. Sweet Potato: A great source of complex carbs, fiber, beta-carotene, manganese and vitamin B6 and C, these potatoes actually help heal inflammation in the body.

11. Papaya: Papaya contains papain, a protein-digesting enzyme. Together with other nutrients such as vitamin C and E, papain helps to reduce inflammation, and improves digestion and healing from burns. Make sure to buy organic papaya as many–especially coming from Hawaii–are genetically modified.

Foods to Avoid

It’s pretty basic knowledge that it’s best to try and limit processed foods, sugar, and trans-fats, and this is especially important if you’re looking to reduce inflammation. With inflammatory issues, dairy is also tough on the body. It has a common allergen that can trigger inflammation as well as breathing and stomach issues.

Aspartame and MSG are two common food additives that can trigger inflammation responses. There’s no time like now to give up those diet soft drinks and foods with these additives.

Choose grass-fed meats when possible. Feed-lot animals consume large quantities of corn and soy, which may aggravate inflammatory issues. These animal are also injected with hormones and antibiotics, which can cause a whole range of other issues.

Salmon with Almonds and Tomato-Lemon Sauce

1/2 cup sliced almonds
1 small onion, sliced 
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained 
1 1/2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper, divided 
6 (4-ounce) salmon fillets 
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
Garnish: fresh cilantro sprigs
Preparation
Bake almonds in a shallow pan at 350°, stirring occasionally, 5 to 6 minutes or until toasted. Set aside.
Sauté onion in hot oil in a skillet 10 minutes or until golden. Add garlic; sauté 1 minute. Stir in tomatoes and next 3 ingredients; reduce heat, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 15 minutes. Stir in lemon juice and 1/4 teaspoon each of salt and black pepper; keep warm.
Sprinkle salmon fillets with red pepper, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Place on a lightly greased rack in a broiler pan.
Broil 6 inches from heat 10 minutes or until fish flakes with a fork. Serve with tomato mixture; sprinkle with almonds. Garnish with cilantro, if desired.

Salmon with Almonds and Tomato-Lemon Sauce

  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • small onion, sliced 
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • garlic cloves, minced
  • (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained 
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper, divided 
  • (4-ounce) salmon fillets 
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • Garnish: fresh cilantro sprigs

Preparation

  1. Bake almonds in a shallow pan at 350°, stirring occasionally, 5 to 6 minutes or until toasted. Set aside.
  2. Sauté onion in hot oil in a skillet 10 minutes or until golden. Add garlic; sauté 1 minute. Stir in tomatoes and next 3 ingredients; reduce heat, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 15 minutes. Stir in lemon juice and 1/4 teaspoon each of salt and black pepper; keep warm.
  3. Sprinkle salmon fillets with red pepper, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Place on a lightly greased rack in a broiler pan.
  4. Broil 6 inches from heat 10 minutes or until fish flakes with a fork. Serve with tomato mixture; sprinkle with almonds. Garnish with cilantro, if desired.
Luke Milton began his fitness career as a professional athlete, competing at the height of sport on the world stage. Luke played professional rugby in Australia and was a part of the 2002 premiership winning NRL team, the Sydney Roosters (NFL Super bowl equivalent).  Luke then went on to play Rugby for the NSW Waratahs and achieved his childhood dream of being selected to represent Australia where he earned the privilege of captaining his country against some of the finest athletes in the world.

Luke is a natural competitor which drove him to accomplish his goals at the height of professional sports.  Taking his experience and knowledge as a world class athlete, Luke founded Training Mate, a health and fitness company to bring that experience to every day people.  Through Training Mate, Luke has trained and mentored some of Australia’s hottest young celebrities and business professionals.  Training Mate has serviced companies such as JP Morgan, Credit Suisse and Saatchi & Saatchi, and has transformed the bodies of celebrity actors and pop stars. Luke is currently living in Los Angeles and donates his extra time to designing work outs suitable to Lipedema patients. 



http://www.trainingmate.com.au/

Luke Milton began his fitness career as a professional athlete, competing at the height of sport on the world stage. Luke played professional rugby in Australia and was a part of the 2002 premiership winning NRL team, the Sydney Roosters (NFL Super bowl equivalent).  Luke then went on to play Rugby for the NSW Waratahs and achieved his childhood dream of being selected to represent Australia where he earned the privilege of captaining his country against some of the finest athletes in the world.


Luke is a natural competitor which drove him to accomplish his goals at the height of professional sports.  Taking his experience and knowledge as a world class athlete, Luke founded Training Mate, a health and fitness company to bring that experience to every day people.  Through Training Mate, Luke has trained and mentored some of Australia’s hottest young celebrities and business professionals.  Training Mate has serviced companies such as JP Morgan, Credit Suisse and Saatchi & Saatchi, and has transformed the bodies of celebrity actors and pop stars. Luke is currently living in Los Angeles and donates his extra time to designing work outs suitable to Lipedema patients. 


http://www.trainingmate.com.au/


Sautéed Zucchini with Lemon-Thyme Chicken

1 tablespoon lemon zest
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
1 pound chicken cutlets
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper $
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup uncooked couscous
3/4 pound zucchini (about 2 medium), halved lengthwise and cut crosswise into 1/2-inch pieces
1/2 pound yellow summer squash (about 2 medium), halved lengthwise and cut crosswise into 1/2-inch pieces
1/4 cup fat-free, low-sodium chicken broth
Chopped fresh thyme, for garnish
Preparation
1. Place the lemon zest and thyme in a small bowl; toss. Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper on both sides. Sprinkle half of the lemon-and thyme mixture evenly onto one side of each cutlet. Heat the olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat; cook the chicken, herb side down, turning after 2 minutes. When the chicken is golden and cooked through (about 4 minutes), transfer to a cutting board. Cover chicken, and keep warm.
2. Bring 1/2 cup water to a boil in a small saucepan; gradually stir in the couscous. Remove pan from heat; cover and let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork. Cover couscous, and keep warm.
3. Sauté the zucchini and squash (in the same skillet used for the chicken) over medium heat, stirring frequently, until golden and tender (about 4 minutes). Stir in the remaining lemon-and-thyme mixture, chicken broth, and couscous.
4. Spoon the couscous mixture evenly among 4 plates; top each with a chicken cutlet. Garnish with thyme.

Sautéed Zucchini with Lemon-Thyme Chicken

  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 pound chicken cutlets
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper $
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup uncooked couscous
  • 3/4 pound zucchini (about 2 medium), halved lengthwise and cut crosswise into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 pound yellow summer squash (about 2 medium), halved lengthwise and cut crosswise into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup fat-free, low-sodium chicken broth
  • Chopped fresh thyme, for garnish

Preparation

  1. 1. Place the lemon zest and thyme in a small bowl; toss. Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper on both sides. Sprinkle half of the lemon-and thyme mixture evenly onto one side of each cutlet. Heat the olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat; cook the chicken, herb side down, turning after 2 minutes. When the chicken is golden and cooked through (about 4 minutes), transfer to a cutting board. Cover chicken, and keep warm.
  2. 2. Bring 1/2 cup water to a boil in a small saucepan; gradually stir in the couscous. Remove pan from heat; cover and let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork. Cover couscous, and keep warm.
  3. 3. Sauté the zucchini and squash (in the same skillet used for the chicken) over medium heat, stirring frequently, until golden and tender (about 4 minutes). Stir in the remaining lemon-and-thyme mixture, chicken broth, and couscous.
  4. 4. Spoon the couscous mixture evenly among 4 plates; top each with a chicken cutlet. Garnish with thyme.

PLEASE HELP WITH FDA!

Dear lipedema lipoedema yahoo group members:

Below is information about an FDA initiative. Thirty-nine diseases are in consideration for priority and 20 will be selected. This has a Nov. 1 deadline!

As part of its commitment under the recently approved Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA V), the FDA will be conducting an initiative, called the patient-focused drug development initiative, to provide for a more systematic approach to obtain the patient’s perspective on the disease severity and the currently available treatments. The intent is to ensure a thorough understanding of the severity of the treated condition and the adequacy of the existing treatment options.

Lipedema is NOT on this list!!

HOWEVER,

The FDA is also interested in public comment on disease areas that are not represented on this preliminary list. The Agency used several criteria to develop the preliminary list of potential disease areas. FDA requests that when proposing additional disease areas for consideration, please describe how you applied the identified criteria in making recommendations for additional disease areas to consider.

These criteria include the following:

  • Disease areas that are chronic, symptomatic, or affect functioning and activities of daily living;
  • Disease areas that reflect a range of severity;
  • Disease areas for which aspects of the disease are not formally captured in clinical trials;
  • Disease areas that have a severe impact on identifiable subpopulations (such as children or the elderly);
  • Disease areas that represent a broad range in terms of size of the affected population; or
  • Disease areas for which there are currently no therapies or very few therapies, or the available therapies do not directly affect how a patient feels, functions, or survives.

FDA will consider the public comments received at the public meeting and through the docket and post the set of disease areas for FY 2013-2015 on the FDA Web site. By the end of FY 2015, FDA will initiate a public process for determining the list of disease areas for FY 2016-2017.

This is an excellent opportunity to help the FDA better understand how fat disorders affect patients. Your support is essential to ensure that your fat disorder is considered in the future as a selected disease.

Please send your comments in by November 1 to ensure that the FDA understands why your fat disorder should be selected. As you write your own letter, make points that reflect how your fat disorder meets the criteria above.

Comments should be submitted electronically at:

http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=FDA-2012-N-0967

Select ‘Individual Consumer’ for the ‘Category’ and ‘None’ for ‘Organization’ if no other choice is appropria te . Written comments can be submitted to the Division of Dockets Management (HFA-305), Food and Drug Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852.

Further information on the patient focused drug development initiative and the list of 39 diseases initially nominated can be found here:https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2012/09/24/2012-23454/prescription-drug-user-fee-act-patient-focused-drug-development-public-meeting-and-request-for

 

Sample Letter – limited to 2000 characters

To: FDA Patient Focused Drug Development Initiative

From: <include your name here>

I am writing to request that lipedema (also called myalgic lipedema or big leg syndrome) be included as one of the diseases in the patient focused drug development initiative.

Lipedema is a complex disorder involving the microvasculature (microangiopathy), dysfunction in the lymphatic system that can progress to lymphedema, and chronic pain.  It affects over 11% of women and can affect men with higher estrogen levels such as men with male hypogonadism or liver disease. It affects people of all races and income levels, but many people with lipedema become disabled. Patients can be sick for decades, having to wrap their arms and legs, use lymphatic pumps and wear tight compression daily.  They can become house, bed or wheelchair bound, struggling to take care of themselves, let alone take care of their families or work. Lipedema is an inherited condition that can be passed down from mother or father to their child.

What is tragic is that after its initial description in 1940 at the Mayo clinic, there have been no clinical trials for drugs to treat lipedema and there are still NO approved treatments and NO biomarkers or outcome measures that have been agreed upon.

<Include personal story here>

By ensuring a thorough understanding of the severity of lipedema from a patient perspective, especially given the lack of any viable treatments to change the course of the disease, the patient focused drug development initiative could make a tremendous difference in the lives of a huge number of women and also men.
 
PLEASE PASS THIS ON
Karen Herbst, PhD,MD

WELCOME !!!

We are so delighted to announce the launch of our brand new 2012 Cure Lipedema website. We have been working on this website for months, trying to bring all of our patients, viewers, and friends up to date information on Lipedema. We hope you join our Lipedema community, and share your tips and stories with us.

Love Always,

The Cure Lipedema Team