Church Minister Speaks About Husband’s Amazing Recovery From Cancer

September 3rd, 2017

Source: DailyRecord

 

Lesley-Ann Craddock’s husband Ashley was diagnosed with plasmablastic lymphoma last August.

After receiving the news, the family moved ahead with their daughter’s wedding, to ensure that Ashley would see it. Lesley-Ann added: “Obviously I could get a church sorted and we went straight to the King’s Park Hotel and explained that we needed to get it done.”

However, despite the diagnosis, Ashley never lost his good spirits or his positive energy, and was determined to keep going.

“I remember the doctor saying to Ashley that they could make him comfortable or they could fight it, and he replied that he would fight it all the way.”

“They used DA-Epoch to treat him, but the cancer is so rare that no trials exist, so the treatment was set by clinical dialogue and constant thorough assessment of Ashley.”

Lesley-Ann also had to perform several injections herself to help her husband, including one earlier this year when she had to inject him to help mobilize his stem cells ahead of a stem cell transplant. The injection was hugely important, and had several possible outcomes.

She explained: “It had to be done at 10pm. I didn’t realize how nervous it would make me, but I had to do it knowing that if it didn’t work that could mean the end of everything – he wouldn’t be able to take the next stage of treatment. Thankfully it was fine.”

Ashley was then taken into hospital and given a high dose of chemotherapy. He spent five weeks in isolation in hospital, but eventually the news came through that he was in remission.

Lesley-Ann said she could not praise the three hospitals that cared for her husband enough – the Queen Elizabeth, the Beatson and the Victoria, as well as the Maggie’s Cancer Centre.

She said: “They were all so helpful. There was a day when I was so low, so down, and when I walked into Maggie’s centre they didn’t look at me as a victim but just listened to what I had to say. They gave me information about support, told me I’d made some good decisions, things like that. That was so important, and everyone at every hospital or centre had a part in it.”

“The cancer care was outstanding, and I thank God we were here in King’s Park and able to have that.”

Despite such a life altering situation, Lesley-Ann says her religious faith was never shaken and added: “It never wavered, and that surprised me as I thought it might be. But it never shook at all.”

Although Ashley is now in full remission, it will take years for him to regain his strength. However Lesley-Ann is content with being able to look towards the future and added: “He’s lost a lot of muscle but we’re getting on with life again. We can enjoy things again.”

Resveratrol Provides Health Benefits To Diabetics

August 17th, 2017

Latest clinical study shows resveratrol helps to improve arterial stiffness and reduce oxidative damage in diabetics.

Resveratrol is a polyphenol.  Resveratrol has powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.  It has been widely publicized for its cardiovascular health benefits and stimulation of the SIRT1 enzyme that is responsible for the growth of new mitochondria (the engines of cells) that increase the metabolic rate, which has been found to aid weight loss, increase endurance and help slow the aging process.

Resveratrol also activates sirtuins, which are the same proteins activated by caloric restriction and exhibits anti-atherosclerotic effects.

According to a study published in July 2017 in the International Heart Journal, researchers demonstrated the intake of resveratrol improved arterial stiffness and reduced oxidative damage in patients with type II diabetes mellitus (T2DM). This study consisted of 50 patients with T2DM. All participants received either a supplement containing 100 mg of resveratrol or a placebo tablet for 12 weeks.  Researchers assessed body weight, BMI, a comprehensive metabolic panel, HbA1c, lipid profile, oxidative stress markers, blood pressure, and cardio-ankle vascular index (CAVI). All patients followed the same diet and exercise routine.

After 12 weeks, the CAVI and systolic blood pressure significantly decreased in the resveratrol group compared to the placebo group. An increased CAVI is associated with cardiovascular disease, stroke and vascular dysfunction, and is a predictor of a future cardiovascular event independent of other traditional risk factors. D-ROMS, which is an oxidative stress marker, also decreased only in the resveratrol group.  Furthermore the study found resveratrol decreased reactive oxygen species production in vascular endothelial cells. Oxidative stress is elevated in chronic disease such as obesity and diabetes.

These results therefore support resveratrol supplementation as a strategy for mitigating arterial stiffness and reducing blood pressure and oxidative damage with patients who have type II diabetes.

Resveratrol is 250 times more effective when taken by buccal and intraoral delivery (absorbed through the oral mucosa (tissues which line the mouth). Its best source comes from Japanese knotweed (also known as polygonum cuspidatum). See reference links below.

All Stem Cell Worx products are delivered by intraoral application (spray in the mouth) and they contain a pure, 99% trans-resveratrol from Japanese knotweed.  For further details click this link:  www.stemcellworx.com

Sources:

Imamura H et al. Resveratrol Ameliorates Arterial Stiffness Assessed by Cardio-Ankle Vascular Index in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Int Heart J. 2017 Jul 13. doi: 10.1536/ihj.16-373.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resveratrol