Happy Wednesday! Here’s another great customer testimonial on MM products in general, brushing and scalp massaging!
“Every day I get more compliments on my hair!!! Even guys I do not really know have commented LOL!! I feel such joy brushing my hair everyday knowing that it helps me so much. I have not been using the massage brush as my hair seems to get tangled (I have long hair) perhaps I am doing it wrong. Never mind…Love your products!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Bless you Anthony and your great team…..I will buy your products forever..Interesting – So many of my friends comment on my hair – but they are not willing to forgo their toxic hair dyeing and other products – oh well ‘you can lead a horse to water.’” – Debbie
Debbie mentions that she isn’t sure how to use our scalp massager because it tangles her hair… how many of you are having this problem? I suggest massaging your scalp with Morrocco Method’s 100% natural rubber Scalp Massager 1 to 3 times per a day. One should begin at the nape of their neck (which has the largest concentration of sebaceous glands) and massage gently but vigorously in a circular motion for 3 to 5 minutes or until you feel your scalp tingling with an increased flow of blood. Next pick up the scalp massager and move to a new location, repeating the process. Continue picking up the scalp massager and then putting it down in a new location. This shouldn’t cause tangles as you are massaging in circular motions at one location at a time!
Proper scalp massaging (when also used with proper brushing and 100% natural products) will help your sebaceous glands to produce a balanced, health-enhancing portion of sebum.
Please let me know if you are having any problems with proper scalp massaging!! (You may also take a look at the following video which is located at the following link: http://bit.ly/fuR3Pn)
Thanks for reading!
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September 14th, 2011
CBS 2 Chicago
By: Dave Savini
A weight-loss surgery turned into a nightmare and cost a woman both of her legs.
CBS 2 Investigator Dave Savini examines allegations that she was not properly monitored or treated, in part, because she was hospitalized during a holiday.
Life for Mary Beth Ruphard has changed drastically since last Thanksgiving. Weighing 278 pounds, she went to Provena St. Joseph Medical Center, in Joliet, for surgery to beat her battle with obesity.
“I just wanted to live longer, live better you know, said Ruphard. “I had diabetes (and) hypertension as my risk factors.”
Ruphard had weight-loss surgery in early November, then was back in the hospital for surgery to repair a perforation. Then, on Thanksgiving morning, she started complaining about her legs.
“I did complain to a nurse,” said Ruphard. “I say, ‘my legs, they are aching and they are tingling.’”
Repeated notes in her medical chart say Ruphard’s toes were cold and blue then later there was no feeling below the knees. She reportedly was losing circulation, but no immediate action was taken, according to her attorney Laird Ozmon.
“The doctor that amputated her legs was highly upset and made the statement, ‘Why was I not called in earlier’?” said Ozmon.
Ozmon says it then took 36 hours for another surgeon to be called in, to try and save her legs. It was too late and both legs had to be amputated.
“I remember laying in the bed kind of feeling down here and not being able to feel anything,” Ruphard said while pointing to the bottom of her leg. “No knees, no calves, no nothing.”
Ozmon filed a lawsuit against the medical center claiming they failed to monitor her and failed to act when she had symptoms of blood clots in her legs, even though he says they knew she had a pre-existing blood clotting condition.
“Simply because someone happens to get ill on a holiday doesn’t mean that their not entitled to that same standard of care, and that clearly, clearly in this case was not abided by,” said Ozmon.
Ruphard is still recovering and trying to deal with new limitations.
“Being able to walk alongside my husband holding his hand or, you know, dancing to our wedding song,” said Ruphard. “That’s not going to happen again.”
A statement from Provena St. Joseph Medical Center said the surgery carries risks and complications. It also said patients are diligently monitored and cared for.
“While patient privacy laws prevent us from commenting on the specifics of this isolated incident, this patient’s continued recovery remains in our prayers,” officials said in a prepared statement.
March 21st, 2011
Rheumatoid arthritis is a serious autoimmune disease that attacks the joints and other body parts.
But RA can be tough to diagnose. Symptoms can mimic other illnesses, or they may flare, then fade, only to flare again somewhere else. Lab tests aren’t perfect-you can test negative for RA factors and still have it. And X-rays don’t show signs until later on.
Here are some tricky rheumatoid arthritis symptoms and hints that they’re due to RA and not some other condition.
Hard to heal injuries
It’s possible to think you have an injury-such as a sprained ankle that doesn’t seem to heal-when the symptoms are actually due to RA.
This is more common in younger people, says Lisa A. Mandl, MD, MPH, assistant attending rheumatologist at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.
One day a patient is playing soccer and the next day her knee is swollen, she says. “I have seen people who have had two arthroscopic surgeries and extensive physical therapy in their knee and they have rheumatoid arthritis.”
Numbness or tingling in the hands
One symptom of rheumatoid arthritis is carpal tunnel syndrome, which is marked by tingling in the wrist and hands. Dr. Mandl says the sensation is similar to the feeling you get when you hit your funny bone.
What happens is that the swelling in the arm compresses the nerves going into the hands. The sensation is often worse at night.
If you go to a doctor with these symptoms and don’t have (or tell him or her about) other RA symptoms, you may be diagnosed only with carpal tunnel syndrome.
One area in which people often have RA-related pain or inflammation is the forefoot.
Women often stop wearing heels and head to a podiatrist due to the pain.
Some people with RA may also develop pain in the heel because of plantar fasciitis, a common foot disorder caused by swelling of the tissue at the bottom of the foot, near the heel.