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Lord Maurice Saatchi describes his wife's cancer treatment as "medieval." A member of Parliament, he's proposing a bill that would allow doctors to use experimental therapies even if there is no proof they work.

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An Important Story for all Neurological patients

Below is a story that we feel is an important read for all Neurological patients.  It details one woman's spectacular journey from her first diagnosis, to navigating the standard medical system, to discovering stem cell treatments, to the FDA closing down the stem cell treatment center in her hometown (Houston), to finally getting a stem cell treatment abroad last November which enabled her to walk unassisted....for now.  

Cecelia Johnson has spent the past 12 years documenting the progression of her disease, as well as all of her stem cell treatments, through her YouTube channel and her art.  She feels it is her responsibility to show the world what MS looks like — and how serious of an illness it really is.

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Cecelia Johnson’s diagnosis has led her down a metaphorical rabbit hole of specialists, prescriptions for medications she calls “cases of death,” and a sobering look into the country’s medical system.

“I had to battle doctors for years,” she said. “Neurologists are all paid by the pharmaceutical companies, but I didn’t know that then. You don’t want to believe these things. You don’t want to believe all the conspiracy theories. But some things are not conspiracy theories at all — they’re facts.

 “I looked at it like, ‘Facts. Logic. I can do this. I can figure this stuff out.’ At every turn, they’re telling me, ‘I don’t know. See a psychiatrist. You’re crazy. You’re imagining things. You’re a woman. You’re pretty. You’re not getting enough attention.’ I have heard it all — from medical professionals.
“It took several years of my life to become proactive — for things to shift. It took trial and error, and basically being slapped in the face by every doctor, by the MS Society, you name it. They don’t even know what MS is, let alone what to treat it with.”
The National Institute of Health defines multiple sclerosis as an autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system, most commonly through the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves. The term comes from multiple scleroses, or multiple scars, that form throughout the central nervous system.
Johnson has major concerns with her “diagnosis.”
“MS is just a symptom,” she said. “We’re all trying to fight this symptom that doctors tell us is a diagnosable disease, which it’s not. There’s no way to ‘diagnose’ MS except with an MRI where you can see the lesions, the scars, on my brain. If you have lesions, you have MS.
“It’s a catch-all diagnosis. It’s like saying, ‘What do you want for dinner?’ and answering, ‘Food.’ MS is just a bunch of stuff that they don’t know. They don’t even know the origin of the disease. 
“I have a chronic, debilitating neurological disease, which is also physical, with no known origin. It’s completely unpredictable. Anything can happen. And I have to live with all of that.”
Through her quest for knowledge about her condition, Johnson said she has found an intentional effort between doctors, pharmaceutical companies — “Big Pharma” — and the Federal Drug Administration to keep the general population confused and misinformed.
“There’s a reason why MS is downplayed so much — because it’s just a symptom of very serious illnesses,” she said. “We’ve all been categorized by the medical world, by everyone who’s making the money. They have given us a category to throw us in because they don’t know what to do with us. They don’t know how to explain it to us, but they want to make money.
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Grieving husband, Lord Maurice Saatchi, pushes bill encouraging new Cancer therapies

LONDON (AP) — After the best-selling Irish novelist Josephine Hart died from ovarian cancer in 2011, her husband was so devastated he often went to her grave to have breakfast.
And even now, Lord Maurice Saatchi describes his wife's cancer treatment as "medieval." A member of Parliament, he's proposing a bill that would allow doctors to use experimental therapies even if there is no proof they work.
Hart and Saatchi were an oft-photographed celebrity couple in Britain more than a decade ago. She produced plays in London's West End and hosted poetry readings featuring actors including Ralph Fiennes and Roger Moore. Her 1991 novel "Damage" was turned into a film starring Jeremy Irons and Juliette Binoche.
Saatchi, an advertising executive who sits in the House of Lords, acknowledges his bill was driven by grief at his wife's death.
After a diagnosis in 2009 that her cancer was too advanced for surgery, Hart got chemotherapy and radiation, which Saatchi calls "degrading and ineffective."
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Stem Cell Discovery Could Help Regrow Fingers

The findings suggest nail stem cells could be used to develop new treatments for amputees, the researchers said.

Mammals can regenerate the very tips of their fingers and toes after amputation, and now new research shows how stem cells in the nail play a role in that process.  

A study in mice, detailed online today (June 12) in the journal Nature, reveals the chemical signal that triggers stem cells to develop into new nail tissue, and also attracts nerves that promote nail and bone regeneration.
In mice and people, regenerating an amputated finger or toe involves regrowing the nail. But whether the amputated portion of the digit can regrow depends on exactly where the amputation occurs: If the stem cells beneath the nail are amputated along with the digit, no regrowth occurs, but if the stem cells remain, regrowth is possible.

To understand why these stem cells are crucial to regeneration, researchers turned to mice. The scientists conducted toe amputations in two groups of mice: one group of normal mice, and one group that was treated with a drug that made them unable to make the signals for new nail cells to develop.

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Cancer patient still in remission six years after stem cell transplant

Michele Bachmann is the owner of Grapes 2 Glass Wine Boutique, 10351 Washington Ave., Suite 200, in Sturtevant. Bachmann has overcome a very aggressive form of cancer, thanks in large part to a stem cell transplant. She initially was given 18 months to live, or until she’d need another transplant. She’s had neither and is still in remission six years later. In the past, the average survival for her type of cancer has been two to three years.
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NJ Blind boy can see after stem cell treatment

Not many parents get excited when they notice their toddler is watching television or looking at the family dog.  Then again, not many parents have traveled to China seeking stem cell treatment for optic nerve hypoplasia, a congenital underdevelopment of the optic nerve.

Doctors estimated that Dougie Dillon's optic nerve was about 75 percent smaller than that of a child with normal eyesight.

“If you took a light and shined it in his face, about a foot away was the farthest you could go,” said Dougie’s mother, Nicole Dillon, of Maple Shade. Now, almost a year after the family spent 30 days in China, where Dougie received intravenous and spinal injections of stem cells taken from umbilical cord blood, Dougie, 2, is reacting to light, watching cartoons and learning his colors. The stem cells have stimulated the growth of the optic nerve, giving him limited eyesight.
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A team from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York made the accidental find while researching how TB bacteria become resistant to the TB drug isoniazid.
The researchers added isoniazid and a “reducing agent” known as cysteine to the TB in a test tube, expecting the bacteria to develop drug resistance.
Instead, the team “ended up killing off the culture”, according to the study’s senior author William Jacobs, who said the result was “totally unexpected”.
Reducing agents chemically reduce other substances.
The team then replaced the cysteine in the experiment with another reducing agent — Vitamin C.
It, too, killed the bacteria.
“I was in disbelief,” said Jacobs of the outcome published in the journal Nature Communications.
“Even more surprisingly… when we left out the TB drug isoniazid and just had Vitamin C alone, we discovered that Vitamin C kills tuberculosis.”
The team next tested the vitamin on drug resistant strains of TB, with the same outcome.
In the lab tests, the bacteria never developed resistance to Vitamin C — “almost like the dream drug”, Jacobs said in a video released by the college.
He stressed the effect had only been demonstrated in a test tube so far, and “we don’t know if it will work in humans”, or which dose might be useful.
“But in fact before this study we wouldn’t have even thought about trying this study in humans.”
In March, disease experts warned of a “very real” risk of an untreatable TB strain emerging as more and more people develop drug resistance.
In 2011, there were believed to be some 12 million TB cases in total — 630,000 of them of the multi-drug resistant (MDR) variety which does not respond to the most potent drugs — isoniazid and rifampin.
Extensively drug resistant (XDR) TB, does not respond to an even wider range of drugs.
TB was declared a global health emergency by the World Health Organisation (WHO) 20 years ago, but remains a leading cause of death by an infectious disease despite a 41-percent drop in the death rate from 1990 to 2011.
In 2011, 8.7 million people fell ill with TB and 1.4 million died, said the WHO.
Over 95 percent of TB deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries, and it is a leading killer of people with HIV.
An airborne disease of the lungs, tuberculosis is usually treatable with a six-month course of antibiotics.
Resistance to TB drugs develops when treatment fails to kill the bacteria that causes it — either because the patient fails to follow their prescribed dosages or the drug doesn’t work.
It can also be contracted through rare forms of the disease that are directly transmissible from person to person.
MDR TB in the United States can cost as much as $250,000 (200,000 euros) per patient to treat.
XDR TB requires about two years of treatment with even more expensive drugs that cause side-effects and offer no guarantee of a cure.
The authors of the new study urged further research into the potential uses of Vitamin C in TB treatment, stressing it was “inexpensive, widely available and very safe to use.”
“This would be a great study to consider because we have strains of tuberculosis that we don’t have drugs for, and I know in the laboratory that we can kill those strains with Vitamin C,” said Jacobs.

This woman is really one in a million!

For five years, RSCI has been a single voice in the wilderness, trying to help chronically-ill patients to understand that their medical system cares not a whit for them.  Most dismiss what we say because they think that MD stands for “Medical Diety,” a god. 

The truth is that over 80% of the MD’s in the developed world don’t know anything about curing any chronic disease and don’t want to know.  After all, if they try, they go to jail!  Sadly their patients continue to get worse and die young. 

Our lead story today is the story of one lady who figured it out all by herself, with no help from RSCI.  Yet every statement in the above two paragraphs is proven in her story.
You are one in a million, Cecelia Johnson!  Literally.

You are one in a million, Cecilia Johnson!  Literally.