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Dr. V.: Can Drinking Beer Increase Your Risk of Breast Cancer?

beer-floodIn past blogs, I’ve talked about how drinking alcoholic beverages can raise your risk for Breast Cancer. In fact, you may recall studies that show that women who have a three drinks a week may increase their Breast Cancer risk by 15%! But can some forms of alcohol raise that risk even further? According to recent research, the particular kinds of phytoestrogens found in beer may do just that.
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Why Cancer Patients Will Suffer to Protect the Lives of Addicts

It’s hard to believe that cancer patients with a few days to live are denied sufficient painkillers for fear of addiction. Today common sense has become an uncommon commodity


The poppy is also a flower…

How history repeats itself! Today, politicians are once again ignoring the pain of terminal cancer patients. At the same time they are shooting themselves in the foot by making illogical remarks about pain. This human folly takes me back 37 years.

In January 1979, I wrote a New Year’s resolution in this column to petition the government to legalize medical heroin to ease the agony of terminal cancer patients. I knew that heroin had been used in English hospitals for 90 years, so why not have this painkiller available in North America? But rather than being applauded for my compassion, all hell broke loose. Continue reading

Simple test can now reveal which heartburn patients are at risk of oesophageal cancer

Oesophageal cancer is the eighth most common cancer in the world

Oesophageal cancer is the eighth most common cancer in the world

A simple test that spots people at high risk of one of the most deadly cancers is being developed by scientists.

It could save lives by identifying those destined for oesophageal cancer early, allowing them to have treatment when it is most effective.

Those deemed to be a low-risk of the disease would be spared the worry and discomfort of regular check-ups.

Oesophageal cancer is the eighth most common cancer in the world with 456,000 new cases diagnosed in 2012. Continue reading

Study Of Breast Cancer Treatment Reveals Paradox Of Precision Medicine

By testing tumors, researchers hoped to identify women who could avoid chemotherapy without increasing their risk of a cancer recurrence. Voisin/Phanie/Science Source

By testing tumors, researchers hoped to identify women who could avoid chemotherapy without increasing their risk of a cancer recurrence.
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A major study about the best way to treat early-stage breast cancer reveals that “precision medicine” doesn’t provide unambiguous answers about how to choose the best therapy.

“Precision doesn’t mean certainty,” says David Hunter, a professor of cancer prevention at Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

That point is illustrated in a large study published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine, involving decisions about chemotherapy. Continue reading

Flashback: Lead HPV vaccine developer comes clean…

“Its a giant deadly scam!”

gardasil“Parents and women must know that deaths occurred,” states Dr. Diane Harper, when speaking with CBS News in 2009. Dr. Harper was a lead developer of the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine. Once a strong believer in Gardasil and Cervarix, she was part of the team that approved the vaccines for safety and effectiveness. But now she confesses they are nothing but a deadly scam. Dr. Harper came clean at the 4th International Convergence on Vaccination in Reston, Virginia. She has been speaking out ever since about the deadly risks associated with the vaccines and the false protection they give to women. Continue reading

New Study Finds Chemo Kills 50% of Patients In First 30 Days

chemo_02We have long argued and posted evidence of the dangers of chemotherapy. Note the description in our category, WARNING: Chemotherapy ~ The category was  originally based on the premise of a single column, written in 1985, by a Pharmaceutical sales rep. The names of the drugs have changed, but the results may not have. It is our purpose to provide you with quality information, which will enable you – the cancer patient – to ask questions of your physician, and to be in a position to make your own choice.. In addition, note the complete title of Dr. Kelley’s seminal work on the subject of cancer; Victory Over Cancer: Without Surgery, Chemotherapy or Radiation – and order your copy today. ~ Ed.
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A Natural Fit: Bees, Gardens and Education Go Hand in Hand

Photo: Memphis Bell McNeil (c) 2016

Photo: Memphis Bell McNeil (c) 2016

In 2009 Susanne Weil’s husband attended a single beekeeping seminar, came home and declared they were getting bees. Weil, of Onalaska, said she was a little surprised by the declaration but was quickly sold on the idea.

“We have a garden, and my husband wanted bees to pollinate our garden and orchard,” Weil said. “We saw an immediate difference. We never had such an amazing garden. Even our wind-pollinated plants did better. It’s a win-win.” Continue reading

Mobile Devices Are Causing, Stress, Anxiety At Home

Setting boundaries with phones to alleviate stress, anxiety (ultimately)

parents-kids-smart-phonesSmartphones and tablets are replacing face-to-face interactions, and families are suffering because of it, a new study says.

According to lead study author Dr. Jenny Radesky, assistant professor of developmental behavioral pediatrics at the University of Michigan Medical School, incoming communications from work, friends, and the world at large is “contaminating” family mealtime, bedtime, and playtime. Whether you agree with the term ‘contamination’ or not, I think we can all agree these times are changing due to these technological devices. Continue reading

The 5 Most Important Tests for TRUE Breast Cancer Prevention

Thermography5One of the most often asked questions from my community is, “Other than mammograms, are there other tests that you recommend that supports TRUE prevention and very early detection for breast cancer?”  In this blog, I will discuss the 5 most important tests for real breast cancer prevention?

The 5 Tests for Every Woman
First and foremost, do not guess when it comes to your health! I encourage you to work with an integrative functional doctor, naturopath or Chiropractor or with one of our 7 Essentials Certified Coaches who can walk you through the 7 Essentials System ™ for breast health.

That being said, although there are many other tests that can be used to support breast health, here are 5 specific tests that I personally use to monitor my health.  Continue reading

Cancer gougers: New Big Pharma scandal

Price of crucial leukemia drug is hiked 40% to $200,000 a year

Show me de monee!

Show me de monee!

Lawmakers have slammed a pharmaceutical company for raising the price of a crucial leukemia drug by 40 per cent in less than a year.

Bernie Sanders is leading the interrogation into ARIAD Pharmaceuticals in the latest battle between government and big pharma firms.

ARIAD produces Iclusig, which is used to treat chronic myeloid leukemia in some patients. The company has subtly bumped the price of the drug by at least 8 per cent every quarter – amounting to a 39 per cent increase.

Now it costs $200,000 a year – up $80,000 in just a few years. Continue reading

Two years plus one, but…

The story of ‘Victory’…

VICTORY_back_webBeing in the unique position to have been trained by Kelley and having worked with him for the last seven years of his life, I felt privileged to have been asked by his son John Kelley to take over the editing and publication of Dr. Kelley’s Self Test for the Different Metabolic Types in 2013. Did we do a rewrite? NO!… But there were editing issues that we felt needed to be corrected, a chart which badly needed updating – in addition to other pertinent information, which Kelley had always published separately in the past – and we chose to merge these publications into one.

noun word·smith \ˈwərd-ˌsmith\
a person who works with words; especially : a skillful writer. (Courtesy: Merriam-Webster)
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The Cancer Industry is too prosperous to allow a cure

Cancer Makes Too Much Money to Cure

My Personal Introduction to Conventional Cancer Treatment Began in 1995

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The surgeon pointed his pen at a large tumor on the CAT scan and began to explain the procedure for removing the colon cancer. He then paused for a moment and said to my wife, “This isn’t your biggest problem.” He then began to tap his pen on three small points that were visible on the image of her liver. “These are a much bigger problem, because we can’t remove them with surgery.”

Everyone we met at the University medical center was compassionate and concerned for us. After the surgery, we met with the oncologist. He explained the chemotherapy option. He told my wife, “You have 6 months to one year to live if you do chemotherapy. If you don’t do chemotherapy, then you have 6 months to 1 year to live.” The only positive reason that he could offer us for doing chemotherapy was that if by chance she was in the group that only had 6 months to live, then it might extend her life a few more months. We asked about alternative treatments, and he indicated that none of them have proven beneficial. My wife opted to not do chemotherapy, because she didn’t want to suffer the side effects of the drugs. Continue reading

Know the facts about root canals and their link to cancer

dentist-mouthDentists everywhere perform them as a way of removing potentially life-threatening infections from their patients’ teeth. But root canals aren’t the surefire fix that many people think they are, as they not only cause many of the same infections that they supposedly remedy, but research shows that they also significantly increase one’s risk of developing cancer later in life. Continue reading

Attorney General Admits Pot Isn’t a Gateway Drug, but that Prescription Pills Are

prescription-drugsThe National Institute on Drug Abuse is a U.S. federal research institute focused on “[advancing] science on the causes and consequences of drug use and addiction … to apply that knowledge to improve individual and public health.” Though it admits “the majority of people who use marijuana do not go on to use other, ‘harder’ substances,” it still describes marijuana as a gateway drug.

But U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch recently told a group of Kentucky high school students the role of marijuana in the national drug abuse debate has been overstated. Continue reading

Tired of taking pills?

Try these 6 natural pain relievers

Young beautiful woman is having arm ache.Your head hurts, you pop a pill. Your knees hurt, you pop a pill. Basically, anytime you feel pain, you’re probably popping a pill. Sure, these pills can help relieve pain, but in a day, you’re probably up to four pills, and in a month, you can be up to 120! Taking pain-relieving pills has been tied to health complications, a sick liver, for example.

Instead of relying on over-the-counter solutions, why not go natural with the below six remedies that can offer relief to your nagging pain. Continue reading

The Plastic Plague

Hormone-disrupting chemicals in everyday things like water bottles DO cause cancer, diabetes, ADHD and autism – and cost US $340 BILLION a year


Endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) interfere with the body’s hormonal system, affecting development and leaving the body open to a staggering range of diseases.

But they are found in thousands of everyday products, ranging from plastic and metal food containers, to detergents, flame retardants, toys and cosmetics. Continue reading

How magic mushrooms can HELP cancer patients

Active ingredient ‘reduces anxiety and depression’

magic-mushroomsHearing a doctor utter the ‘C’ word – cancer – is a diagnosis each and every person dreads.

The disease can consume a patient’s life, leaving them in a constant state of fear. While trying to take in the enormity of their diagnosis, they will inevitably face gruelling medical treatment. As a result it is unsurprising that cancer patients often suffer with depression and anxiety at the same time.

But, rather than seek help on a therapist’s couch, a new study suggests that people living through the turmoil of cancer could relieve their mental health problems by taking magic mushrooms. Continue reading

Could artificial sweeteners like Splenda trigger cancer?

An artificial sweetener promoted as a healthier alternative to sugar may raise the risk of leukaemia, a study has found.

'Cancer-causing': Sucralose, the artificial sweetener in Splenda, may raise the risk of leukaemia and other cancers, a study has found

‘Cancer-causing’: Sucralose, the artificial sweetener in Splenda, may raise the risk of leukaemia and other cancers, a study has found

Italian researchers found Splenda, a sweetener which containing sucralose, was linked with an increased risk of this type of blood cancer as well as other cancers.

The team, from the Ramazzini Institute, called for ‘urgent’ follow up studies to assess whether the ingredient is harmful.

However, Splenda’s makers, Heartland Food Products Group, issued a strong rebuttal, arguing a body of evidence has found the product to be safe, and calling into question the reliability of studies by the Ramazzini Institute. Continue reading

Is Vegetable Oil Really Better for Your Heart?

A new look at an old study raises some questions and reignites a debate about saturated fat.

Steve Lupton / Corbis

Steve Lupton / Corbis

Two people stand at a stove, some chopped onions, or maybe a pitcher of pancake batter, at each of their sides. One puts a pat of butter into his pan, letting it melt. The other glugs a bottle of vegetable oil into his. Other than that, they both cook identical meals. Who’s healthier?

Modern conventional wisdom would say the man who opts for vegetable oil is healthier than the pan-butterer. The American Heart Association suggests using oils like olive, sunflower, corn, or canola for healthier cooking. Continue reading

Why cranberries really ARE superfoods

Whether juiced or dried, experts say the fruit ‘improves gut, heart, and brain health’

Cranberries can boost the metabolism - helping to keep people skinny. Other research has found they can benefit cardiovascular health and the immune system

Cranberries can boost the metabolism – helping to keep people skinny. Other research has found they can benefit cardiovascular health and the immune system

From juice and sauces to fresh servings and dried portions – cranberries are versatile little berries.

Proven to help clear up urinary tract infections and even linked to helping more serious illnesses such as bowel cancer, their health virtues are repeatedly championed. Cranberries are also a rich source of antioxidants – which have been linked to preventing numerous chronic diseases. Continue reading

How chili and ginger cut cancer risk

Combination of spices ‘obstruct tumor-nourishing receptor’


Hot stuff! Spice-phobes should consider a change of heart – since new research shows these two ingredients combine to create a compound that fights cancer

Many of us love the hot kick of a curry searing with chili peppers and ginger, but some can’t stand the burn.

But spice-phobes should consider a change of heart – since new research shows these two ingredients combine to create a compound that fights cancer.

The finding, from the American Chemical Society, builds on previous studies that suggested a property in chili peppers (capsaicin) fuels tumor growth. Continue reading

Could other people’s pills be ending up in your tap water?

Experts fear massive doses of prescription drugs return unaltered through our sewage

glasses_of_waterEvery time you enjoy a cool, clear glass of tap water, you could be drinking a cocktail of other people’s second-hand medications.

That is thanks to the fact that today’s pharmaceuticals have been designed to be stable and long-lasting.

While that makes their doses reliably consistent, it also means that a substantial amount of the prescribed drugs that people take goes through their bodies and out into waste water. Ultimately a proportion of these drugs pours unaltered through the sewage filtering system and re-enters our domestic supply. Continue reading

Coffee really CAN help to prevent dementia

Just two cups a day ‘cuts the risk of developing it by 36 per cent’

Coffee is more than just an enjoyable treat, it can actually help to prevent the onslaught of dementia, scientists claim

Coffee is more than just an enjoyable treat, it can actually help to prevent the onslaught of dementia, scientists claim

It’s tasty, warm and gives you a much needed energy boost – just about everybody loves a cup of coffee.

But now scientists claim the hot drink is more than just an enjoyable treat, it can actually help to prevent the onslaught of dementia.

Women over the age of 65 who had a normal caffeine intake were 36 per cent less likely to develop a cognitive impairment, a study found, however experts haven’t quite put their finger on why just two cups of coffee a day can help to prevent dementia. Continue reading

Why eating healthy really could save your life

Diets low in fat and sugar are ‘just as effective as statins in reducing the risk of heart attacks’

Farmer-Gardener-Harvest-Crops-Vegetables-SoilA healthy diet is just as effective as statins in reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease, scientists found.

The daily pills – which cost less than 6p a day – offer the same amount of protection as a diet low in salt, fat and sugar, a study claims.

Both lower the levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) in the blood which helps to prevent strokes, heart attacks and heart disease. Continue reading

High blood pressure is linked to DEMENTIA

Common condition ‘damages white matter in the brain’

blood_pressureHigh blood pressure – especially in middle age – is linked to dementia, a study has found.

More than one in four adults have high blood pressure, dubbed the silent killer, although many people will not know.

A review of existing studies by the American Heart Association (AHA) found high blood pressure ‘disrupts the structure and function of cerebral blood vessels’.

This leads to damage of the white matter parts of the brain that are critical for cognitive function, and may promote dementia, including Alzheimer’s. Continue reading