Day: December 17, 2016

Diagnosis – Do You Need a Second Opinion?

After being diagnosed with cancer (or any serious illness), it may at first come as a big shock to the system, and even something that maybe hard to digest at first. What if the diagnosis is wrong? Could be one of the first questions that comes to mind, and something that must be clarified to settle any such doubt.

Sometimes, even though evidence has been demonstrated to the presence of a disease, there could still be some room for doubt within the mind. At this stage – a decision must be made as to either accept the information given by the doctor so as a quick treatment plan may be put in place, or to seek a second opinion.

However, serious thought should be given before any such action is taken. For example:

  • Can you afford more diagnosis tests?
  • Will your insurance company pay for them?
  • If the initial diagnosis is found to be correct – Will you be able to return to the place where you were given the initial diagnosis, for treatment?

In most cases, with any such diagnosis for serious illnesses like cancer, there is usually little room for doubt. That is to say – 99.9% of cancer diagnosis' are usually correct. However, mistakes can be made for whatever reason (a fact of life), and it is on one of these occasions that a second opinion may be prudent if a doubt / s exist.

After concluding that a second opinion is the only way forward – all relevant information to the case should be requested from your doctor (some medical institutions may be related to pass-on such information – investigate your legal rights as to request any such information [different States, and countries may have different laws]).

Did you sign anything before such diagnostic investigation took place? Did you read it first? – things that could change your rights.

At this point (armed with such information relevant to the case), an appointment should be made as soon as possible with a newly chosen doctor so as to allow for the first stages of any such further opinion to take place (further studies may well be Ordered by the new doctor, or you may be referred back to your first doctor).

Further thoughts before a second opinion should also be:

  • Do you have the time? – (will your boss give you the time).
  • Will it affect your work? – (taking more time off from work).
  • Are you in a healthy condition to take more diagnosis?
  • Is time still on your side? (Health wise).
  • Are you really sure a second opinion is worth the effort, etc.

Note: It is always worth noting that it is your right as a human being to have a second opinion, whether at the same medical institution, or another one (chosen by you, or referred to by your doctor). Doubts must be clear in the mind before any battle takes place to cure cancer – as cancer must be cooked with a full …

Organic Chicken – Benefits to Health and Environment

The beauty of living in the countryside offers the experience of eating organic chicken, but it is also available in the cities in small quantities. Organic chickens usually just roam around to find food. People raising these chickens use rice, corn or any food available to feed them. They simply call the chickens in some distinct way and the chickens come racing as if panicking for the food. They then throw the grains or any food and each chicken picks as many as it can. When the regular meal is over, the chickens roam around and search the ground for any available food which may be plants, insects, seeds, and if the area is coastal, small fish and live small shellfish.

Organic chickens have high beneficial fats that lower cholesterol, and higher amount of Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Vitamin A. Their eggs taste much much better than those from commercially-raised chickens which receive regular dose of antibiotics, vaccines and other medications. Though it takes longer cooking time for the meat of most native chickens, its taste is incomparable with 28-day broiler confined in overcrowded poultry houses where they also release their wastes.

Native organic chickens are much smaller in size and grow much slower. While it only takes 28 days for a broiler to be harvested, native chicken usually needs at least six months. That is why, native chickens cannot be grown on commercial basis. Since the supply cannot meet the demand requirements of the chicken meat eating population, no big poultry raiser is interested in venturing into this kind of poultry raising. Organic chicken vendors usually rely on groups of small farmers for their supply and could not at this point meet the growing demand of organic chicken consumers.

For organic chicken consumers, eating organic chicken does not only provide health benefits but also better ecosystem. Chickens raised in the open catch insects that may be harmful to the plants, scavenge crop residue and help in fertilizing the soil through its organic manure. By the way, farms using chicken dung as fertilizer do not necessarily produce organic crops. Chicken dung are bought from commercial poultry farms that use chemicals and medications which are proven to be harmful to the human body.

Since most suppliers of organic chicken are small farmers, organic chicken consumers also help build the rural economy and the income potential of small farmers. Consumers also indirectly contribute to the protection and conservation of the environment because growing organic chicken does not produce air pollution that is common in poultry farms. There are also no flies to spread germs and organisms that cause diseases to the people.…