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Cathy Cohen Wellness Center – USA

The Cathy Cohen Wellness Center  is relocating to Florida / USA.  To an an innovative facility in Tampa Florida.  cathyThe clinic offers a multidisciplinary approach to health and wellness. We offer customized wellness packages, directional supplementation, proprietary diet strategies, detox regimes, and much more, in a safe, professional, and comfortable environment.

The center is open 6 days a week. Weekend access to the suite is limited, so please check with the nurse or reception if Sunday arrangements need to be made.

This center will provide access to state-of-the-art supplements and dietary plans and other approaches, which are not covered under the OHIP/Canada schedule. Our clinical services exceed national clinical quality standards.

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What do we offer?

  1. Wellness packages to help with general health or specific problems
  2. Multi-format Detoxification
  3. Nutritional counselling and dietary approaches to weight loss and well being
  4. Immune re-sensitization and amplification
  5. Supplementation for multiple end-points

In the world today, the two main causes of premature death are heart disease and cancer. There are presently 15-20 million cancer cases in the world today, up to 5 million of those being unaware of their disease. These numbers are on the rise. In the US alone, in 2014, there were 600,000 cancer related deaths, and 1.7 million new cases.

In men, the number one cancer is prostate, present in 43% of male cancer patients. In females, 41% of known cancers are breast tumors. There are now more than 200 known types of cancer in humans, the vast majority being fat-soluble in nature.

The standard allopathic approach is to employ chemotherapeutic regimes to treat tumors. Unfortunately, these harsh drugs are given by IV or Hickman line administration, so the entire body is exposed to these poisons, and share in their effects. The truth is that the medical community is completely uncertain of the results of the administration of any chemo drug, and hopes, collectively, that the drug will kill the tumor before it kills the patient.

Is there a set of supplements which might help to shield the effects of chemotherapeutic agents on the rest of the body? Yes there is.

For questions or to make an appointment to see one of our knowledgeable technologists or nurses, please fill the form below. Initial consultation is recommended for us to collect some information as to your history or circumstances, and to begin constructing a wellness plan tailored to you needs and objectives.

 

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CARDIAC MUSCLE and NATURAL MEDICINE

In the human body there are 3 different types of muscle – smooth, skeletal and cardiac muscle.

muscle-cellsCardiac muscle is unique in many ways including its shape. Myocardial cells are corrugated, and somewhat star-shaped, which allows contact with a greater number of neighboring cells and to a greater extent, which is advantageous in conductivity.

The heart is a pump, which beats nearly 1 million times per week, and over 3 billion times in an average lifespan.  This impressive capacity, however, must not be taken lightly, and some attention should be paid to maintenance of good cardiovascular health.

The heart is a relatively hollow, muscular, electrochemical organ which pumps blood to the body, lungs and to itself. It is composed of 4 chambers and 5 valves.

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Figure 1 – IVC drains into right Atrium past Eustacean Valve

 

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The right side of the heart pumps de-oxygenated blood to the lungs via the pulmonary arteries, where its CO2 content is released into the lungs and O2 is taken into the blood. The oxygen-rich blood then returns to the left side of the heart, which pumps that blood to the entire body. The O2 is released into the issues of the body, and waste products of metabolism, including CO2 are taken by the blood back to the right side of the heart.  

 heartThe cardiac ventricles are responsible for the strong contractions which allow blood to reach the brain, against gravity, and to reach the toes, even in individuals over 7’ tall.  The atria fill up during the time when the ventricle are contacting, in order that circulation can continue, uninterrupted.

The function of the 4 main valves is to ensure that flow within the heart is in one direction. The eustacean valve (fifth valve) prevents flow, which enters the right atrium from the IVC (main vein) below, from returning to the IVC under pressure of gravity.

 In the heart, there are specialized conductive myocardial cells which are autorhythmic. Autorhythmic cells are self-stimulating and contract without any external stimulation. In other words, these cells are leaky, eventually allowing positively charged ions to enter, until the charge inside the cell is positive compared to the outside of the cell. Once the charge inside reaches a threshold level, the cell contracts.

However, in a pump, there must be some organized approach to contraction, in order to maximize the pumping function. If all conductive cells contract at the same time, no effective ejection of blood will result. So which cell contracts first?heart2.gif

Figure 2 – Specialized electrical conductive pathway

A group of cells in the right atrium, called the Sinoatrial Node, represent the most leaky cells in the heart. So they reach their charge threshold faster than any other cells in the heart, and therefore, this spot contracts first. This is why the SA node is also call the pacemaker. The cardiac impulse originates in the SA node, located in the right atrium and activates first the right atrium then the left atrium. The general direction of the atrial activation is inferiorly, to the left, and posteriorly. This causes the atria to contract and pump blood from the atria to the ventricles.  On an EKG, the contraction of the atria is recorded as a P wave.

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Fig. 4 – a. Normal EKG,  b. ST segment elevation, often seen in infarcts,  c. ST depression associated with ischemia.

 

The atrial impulse is delayed in the atrioventricular node (AV node) to allow the ventricular chambers to fill, and is then conducted rapidly through the ventricles (the bundle of His, the right and left bundles, the Purkinje fibers and finally through the myocardium). This causes the ventricles to pump blood out of the heart and to the body; it is recorded on an EKG as a QRS complex.

Recovery following the cardiac cycle, or repolarization, follows. This is recorded as a T wave. In the presence of ischemia (decreased O2 supply or hypoxia) or injury to the heart muscle, the repolarization becomes irregular, so the T wave inverts or increases in size.

 There are many disease associated with the heart:

  1. Coronary Heart Disease
  2. Cor Pulmonale
  3. Congenital Heart Defect
  4. Cardiomyopathy
  5. Myocardial Infarction
  6. Congestive Heart Failure
  7. Valvular Heart Disease
  8. Arrhythmia
  9. Peripheral Arterial Disease
  10. Cerebrovascular Accident
  11. Rheumatic Heart Disease

 

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Coronary Heart Disease

Coronary Heart Disease (CHD), also referred to as Coronary Artery Disease (CAD), has been a leading cause of death for years now, not only in the United States, but all over the world. In this condition, the arteries that supply blood (blood rich in oxygen and nutrients) to the heart, harden or thicken due to the deposition of plaque along their walls. Plaque is made up of fat and cholesterol. The deposition of plaque along the arterial walls is a gradual process. This hardening of the arteries narrows the passage through which blood flows, thus preventing free flow of oxygen-rich blood to the heart.

Causes include dyslipidemia, diabetes, smoking (increased blood levels of carbon monoxide and nicotine), significant hypertension, obesity, high stress levels, inactivity, and unhealthy diet.

Cor Pulmonale

Cor Pulmonale, or pulmonary heart disease, is a disease in which the right ventricle of the heart enlarges due to increase in blood pressure in the pulmonary arteries. Pulmonary arteries are vessels that carry blood from the heart to the lungs. The high pressure in the arteries puts extra strain on the heart and can eventually lead to failure of the right side of the heart.

Causes include lung emboli, pulmonary hypertension, obstructive sleep apnea, COPD and cystic fibrosis.

Congenital Heart Defect

A congenital heart defect (CHD) is a condition in which there is an abnormality in the structure of the heart, which is present at birth. This is the most common birth defect in which the heart and the blood vessels of the baby are not completely formed.

Causes include inheriting defect from a parent, association with other congenital diseases such as Down Syndrome (trisomy 21), mothers who during gestation, are obese, alcoholic, diabetic, suffer from flu or rubella or are exposed to toxic substances (e.g. paint, glue).

Cardiomyopathy

In this condition, it becomes extremely difficult for the heart to pump blood to the other parts of the body. People from any age group may be affected with this condition and that is what makes it dangerous. Cardiomyopathy can lead to arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat) and heart failure. There are three main types of cardiomyopathy:

Dilated Cardiomyopathy – the ventricles and atria of the heart grow in size (dilate). Due to this the heart cannot pump enough blood to the body.

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy – disproportionate thickening of the heart muscle occurs. The chambers which carry blood become much smaller and may not be able to cope with incoming volumes of blood.

Restrictive Cardiomyopathy – the walls of the ventricles harden and stiffen till they become rigid.

Causes include alcohol and drug abuse, hypertension, rapid heart rate and hemochromatosis (iron buildup in the body), diabetes, thyroid dysfunction, hereditary.

 Myocardial Infarction

Myocardial infarction or acute myocardial infarction, commonly known as a heart attack, is one of the most common medical emergency conditions, which comes with a high mortality rate.

Causes include partial or complete blockage of one or more of the coronary arteries, atherosclerosis, hypertension, elevated cholesterol, smoking, increased stress levels, inactivity, excessive use of certain drugs, family history, unstable angina, and hypoglycemia.

 

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Congestive Heart Failure

Congestive heart failure or heart failure is one of the most common conditions affecting the heart. It is the failure of the heart to meet the body’s demands of adequate blood circulation. The different types of congestive heart failure are acute or chronic heart failure, high-output or low-output heart failure, and left-sided or right-sided biventricular failure. There can also be compensated or decompensated heart failure.

Causes include decreased myocardial contractile force (from viral pneumonia, rheumatic fever, beri beri, coronary heart disease, hypertension, diphtheria, amyloidosis, and degenerative diseases involving the heart), volume overload of the heart (as seen with valvular disease), diseases interfering with diastolic filling of the heart (constrictive pericarditis, pericardial effusion, restrictive cardiomyopathy and infiltrative myocardial disease such as amyloidosis/ sarcoidosis), rhythm disturbances of the heart (includes atrial tachycardia, flutter and fibrillation, as well as heart block), conditions where there is increased pressure on the heart to pump out more (e.g. high fever, pregnancy or thyrotoxicosis), and other risk factors including excessive drugs and alcohol consumption, thyroid dysfunction, excessive use of medication, and fatty diets.

 Valvular Heart Disease

The heart has four valves: the aortic and mitral valves in the left part of the heart and the pulmonary and tricuspid valves in the right part of the heart. A valvular heart disease is one which affects any of these four valves. Valvular heart diseases are characterized either by hardening of the valves (valvular stenosis), or regurgitation (valvular regurgitation). Regurgitation happens when blood flows ‘back’ through the valve in the wrong or opposite direction. This condition can be present at birth or acquired later in life due to other underlying cardiovascular diseases.

Causes include congenital valve disease (malformations or incorrect size), bicuspid aortic valve, mitral valve prolapse, conditions of rheumatic fever and endocarditis, connective tissue diseases, cardiomyopathy, heart attacks, certain drugs and radiation.

Arrhythmia

Any kind of irregularity in the heartbeat is known as cardiac arrhythmia. Heart rate is controlled by a number of factors. These include the sympathetic and parasympathetic impulses. Cardiac arrhythmia can be benign or even be life-threatening. They can manifest as rapid or irregular heartbeats such as premature beats or as ventricular tachycardia or fibrillation. Many a time, cardiac arrhythmia may be the first manifestation of an underlying cardiac ailment.

Causes include anxiety and stress, excess caffeine or tobacco, certain metabolic factors such as diabetic ketoacidosis, hypoglycemia or hypercalcemia, endocrine disorders such as hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, pheochromocytoma or hyperaldosteronism, electrolyte imbalances such as hypokalemia, hyperkalemia, altered magnesium levels or hypernatremia, drug toxicity such as with digitalis, diuretics, antidepressants or phenothiazine, and other heart issues such as ischemic, valvular or congenital heart disease.

 

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Peripheral Arterial Disease

This is a disease in which the flow of blood from the heart to the lower extremities or the legs is restricted or reduced. This happens due to the hardening or thickening of the arteries (atherosclerosis) that are responsible for carrying blood from the heart to the body. Patients suffering from Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) or Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD) experience agonizing pain in the lower extremities like the hip, buttocks, thighs, knee joints, calves, and feet.

Causes include atherosclerosis, inflammation or injury to the blood vessels, increased radiation exposure, obesity, smoking, diabetes, hypertension, and gender (men are at higher risk).

Cerebrovascular Accident

Also known as a stroke, this happens when the supply of oxygen and blood to the brain is hampered, which causes the brain cells to die. In this case, the arteries that carry blood to the brain from the heart rupture (hemorrhagic CVA), or get blocked due to atherosclerosis (ischemic CVA). Cerebrovascular accidents are one of the leading causes of death not only in the United States but also in other parts of the world.

Causes include embolism, diabetes, hypertension, smoking, stress, anxiety, elevated cholesterol, medical conditions such as myocardial infarction, migraines, brain aneurysms, atrial fibrillation, silent strokes or TIAs, deep vein thrombosis, and family history of stroke.

Rheumatic Heart Disease

It is a severe complication that occurs due to rheumatic fever. Rheumatic fever is an inflammatory disease that affects the connective tissues of the skin, joints, muscles, brain, and the heart, and generally affects small children. It generally develops with a throat infection caused by the bacteria Streptococcus. Repeated or prolonged attacks of rheumatic fever can lead to rheumatic heart disease, and damage the valves of the heart to a great extent.

Causes include rheumatic fever (a Streptococcal bacterial infection), untreated or repeated strep throat infections, unhygienic living conditions or lack of medical treatment.

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45 years ago, US President Richard Nixon executed the “THE NATIONAL CANCER ACT”-

Billions have been spent since then on Cancer Research in the Multi Trillion dollar Health Industry.

 YET, “WE” DID NOT DISCOVER THE “REAL WHY” OF CANCER. “We” could not.

Since: CANCER IS A MANMADE PHENOMENA AND CAN ONLY BE UNDONE BY MANKIND, AND NOT BY RESEARCH OF CANCER, BUT BY RESEARCH OF MANKIND AND HIS ENVIRONMENT…

  • In the meantime “We” also Created a CANCER RESEARCH and DONATION INDUSTRY, where if the FUNDS were distributed more evenly on alternative options for treatment, rather than only on traditional treatment methods, we would have been more ahead in understanding how to mitigate Cancering before, during and after.
  • In the mean time again “We” also and only became “Experts” in Symptoms Treatments & Management. Clearly not enough to save and prolong lives.
  • All the while, the Only Treatment Tool “we” have been using is PROCEDURAL INTERVENTION –e.g., surgery, chemo, radiation; All of which may still be relevant for certain patient cases however with only approx. % 2 success rate, which is next to NIL.
  • FOR THE OTHER %98 SCHEDULED TO DIE FORWARD GOING
  • AND FOR THE YET UNDIAGNOSED POPULATION, ( one in every 3 woman, and one in every 2 man) the time has passed to admit that the so called:
  • “War Against Cancer” has been all but LOST as the World is still facing Obviously Unresolvable Major Challenges in Trying To Kill Cancer,

Cancer Can be Prevented, Invited to Stay or Invited to Leave. But Cancer Can’t Be Killed.

Cancer can only be eradicated at the root cause level -Otherwise it reoccurs, that is it comes back.

We all have a better chance in preventing cancer and if we are inflicted by it to eradicate it by natural medicine when diagnosed early; unless it is an advanced condition where cancer is spreading faster than any method traditional, conventional or natural.

EXTINCTION OF MANKIND

Extinction happened five times in the last 3.5 billion years all CAUSED by the Environment.

  • It will happen again. This time (6th), “CANCERING” of MANKIND, is one of the MANIFESTATIONS of its own Extinction CAUSED by Mankind itself.

Mankind is also destroying what it depends on for its Survival -earth’s biodiversity -“EARTH’S CAPACITY TO SUSTAIN ITS BIOLOGICAL HERITAGE”.

  • The Future of Human CIVILIZATION is being Threatened. We won’t live to see it, however, it is an early KNOWINGNESS telling us to change our LIFESTYLE now, and to respect the Earth now.

There is no question the Mankind will be Extinct –the only question is how fast it is approaching SELF CAUSED EXTINCTION if staying the current course.

  • IF Mankind continues to be a Total EFFECT of the “World” and of certain “Pleasures of Survival”, CANCERING itself will keep accelerating; and if Mankind continues to destroy the “Earth” and all “his” other dynamics in the process- Self Caused Extinction is real.
  • Natural Extinction -if Mankind becomes a Total CAUSE over the “World” and itself and across all “his” dynamics, then the “ENVIRONMENT” instead eventually becomes the CAUSE of its extinction at a much later stage in universe terms.

 

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PRESENT TIME:

DISEASE FREE LONG LIFE is manifestation of BEING TOTAL CAUSE OVER OUR BODIES

Acquiring Personal KNOWLEDGE, and by being RESPONSIBLE for our own WELL BEING both of which bring about CONTROL by way of PREVENTIVE INTERVENTION know-how to INHIBIT SPREAD of existing CANCER cells currently in our bodies;

And have the Body’s IMMUNITY keep such Cancer Cells at inhibited stage and do it so effortlessly without PROCEDURAL INTERVENTIONS e.g., surgeries, chemotherapy, radiation; but with HIGHLY SPECIFIC AUGMENTED LIFE STYLE for a DISEASE FREE LONG LIFE.

We all have a better chance in preventing cancer, and if we are inflicted by it to eradicate it by natural medicine when diagnosed early; unless it is an advanced condition where cancer is spreading faster than any method traditional, conventional or natural.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW?

BREAST CANCER SCREENING:   The New (2015) Breast Cancer screening mammography guidelines recommend screening later and less often. The Operative Words are less often.

 If you must get Mammography for Breast Cancer Screening Consider a Breast MRI instead where available –as depicted in the MRI Image for this post- which is cancer safe and better at finding certain cancers than mammograms. MRI breast cancer screenings are more expensive and take longer to perform and are reserved for women at high risk of developing breast cancer.   Consult with your healthcare professional to assess the risks and benefits of your decisions.

HOWEVER, other than minimizing exposure to ionizing radiation such as x-ray, what you really need to know is that if you already have breast cancer you may not want to squeeze your breasts hard under the plates of the mammography machine to take the x-ray of your breasts.  Both the squeezing and the x-ray radiation increase risk of  damage to your health.   Consult with your healthcare professional to assess the risks and benefits of your decisions.

 CONSIDER -the- THIRD PARTY SURVEYS: 

For every 2,000 women invited to screen for breast cancer over a period of ten years, one death from breast cancer will be avoided—but 10 healthy women, who never would have become symptomatic or die from their disease, will wind up diagnosed and treated for breast cancer unnecessarily.

 Journal of the National Cancer Institute estimates that 25 percent of breast cancers detected on mammogram, 50 percent of lung cancers diagnosed by chest X-ray and sputum (saliva) analysis, and 60 percent of prostate cancers diagnosed by prostate-specific antigen (PSA) are “over diagnosed”.

“over diagnosis” defined as “the diagnosis of a ‘cancer’ that would otherwise not go on to cause symptoms or death.” It is not the same as misdiagnosis, which implies that the pathologist made a mistake looking at the specimen under a microscope.

Over diagnosis suggests that the cancer exists, but that it is clinically irrelevant—that left untreated, either it would regress spontaneously or the patient would die of something else before the cancer caused harm.

 

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All too often, these over diagnosed conditions are treated with medically unnecessary procedures that reduce patients’ quality of life, including radical surgery and treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation that are known to predispose to other cancers in the future.

A Norwegian study that compared 109,784 women who were screened only once in six years to another group of 119,472 women who were screened every two years found that the group that got more mammograms had 22 percent more invasive breast cancer diagnoses than the group that got screened only once.

The Norwegian researchers concluded that the more frequent mammograms found some invasive breast cancers that would have disappeared if left untreated. In other words, some invasive breast cancers would have spontaneously resolved if they hadn’t been detected first.

Responding to the concern for over diagnosis and over-treatment, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force just changed its guidelines.   The new guidelines, just published in the Journal of the American Medicine Association.

Your Life Style can prevent cancers in the first place; if too late, and Cancering is already occurring in the body, the body’s self-healing mechanisms, that is immunity, must be optimized to invite cancer out.  

We all have a better chance in preventing cancer and if we are inflicted by it to eradicate it by natural medicine when diagnosed early; unless it is an advanced condition where cancer is spreading faster than any method traditional, conventional or natural.

In all cases consult with your healthcare professional to assess the risks and benefits of your decisions in regards to subjecting your body to any and all types of radiation.

The $1.7 Billion HUMBER RIVER HOSPITAL Open For Business Today, October 18th., 2015

Humber River Hospital is one of Canada’s largest regional acute care hospitals, serving a catchment area of more than 850,000 people in the northwest GTA. The hospital currently operates on three sites with a total of 549 beds, 3,000 staff, approximately 700 physicians and 400 volunteers.

Affiliated with the University of Toronto and Queen’s University, the hospital is home to Ontario’s first Centre of Excellence for laparoscopic bariatric surgery; Canada’s first home nocturnal dialysis program and a major cancer program.

The new Humber River is Ontario’s first digital hospital, one that is a technological and environmental showcase. The Wilson site opens today October 18, 2015.

We’re about our patients first and foremost, and helping them when they need us is our purpose, something we try to do with respect and compassion every day. Every patient is offered an opportunity to share their hospital experience with us, and we look to that feedback for guidance when developing plans to encourage success and improvement across the organization.

Satisfied patients – that’s the most important goal for our organization, and measuring how well we do in that effort is the key benchmark for our hospital’s performance.

All our Medical Staff Members located at North York Medical Building at 1017 Wilson Ave. operate out of Humber River Hospital and reside at 1017 Wilson Avenue for their Patient Consults where all Medical Building Facilities and Service such as Life Labs, North York Diagnostics and Shoppers Drug Mart and all other are at hand in support of our Patients and the new Humber River Hospital.

 

Marcel M. Cohen, P.Eng., -Founder

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