• Figures out today show a steep rise in rates of lifestyle-linked cancers
• 89,000 cases of cancer could be avoided if we were healthier
• This includes eating a diet that includes a variety of fruit and vegetables
• Plus being as physically active as possible and a healthy weight
Scientists say about 89,000 cases of cancer could be avoided if we took measures such as eating a healthy diet that includes a variety of fruit and vegetables, whole grains and legumes
Do you always take an elevator or escalator rather than climb that flight of stairs? Or struggle to eat any fruit or veg?
If so, you could be dramatically increasing your risk of cancer – and using the quiz referenced below, you will be able to gauge by how much. Continue reading
We at PoopReport spend all day talking about poop. But how many of us know what it really is and how it really works? Many of the explanations we read are written so that only trained medical professionals can understand them. But I’m going to try to demystify the process so that the next time your stomach doubles you over in cramps, you can think to yourself, as you stumble to the bathroom, “Hey! I know why this is happening! Thanks — *ughnnnnnnnn*” ~ Motherload
The human digestive system operates like a factory. The plan of operation for this facility is pretty simple.
1. Obtain raw materials
2. Prepare raw materials for processing
3. Construct the product
4. Export the finished product
5. Profit from the endeavor
The raw materials needed here are food and water. They need to be of a particularly high standard in order to produce a quality end result. If automobile manufacturers used junk parts, and if they didn’t use the proper mixture of chemicals to make paint, for instance, the end result would be one ugly and poorly operating vehicle. Same thing goes for your stomach: even though the goal here in your digestive plant is to actually produce a piece of poop, it should be some good poop. Nobody likes a crappy car, and nobody likes sub-standard turds, either. Continue reading
- Color guide reveals the health clues in stools
- When it comes to toilet habits, everyone is different.
- But, there are rules that hold true for everyone.
Now, a comprehensive guide to poo colors has been drawn up and it can reveal a lot about your health.
Faeces can be any shade from brown to green and be considered normal.
But, there are other colors that can indicate a serious problem, Gizmodo reports.
Green stools can be caused by many things – they often suggest food is being digested too quickly, but can also be caused by eating a lot of vegetables or green food dye.
In other cases, they can be caused by sensitivity to Anise oil or be a side effect of taking iron supplements. Continue reading
New cancer-prevention research says that consuming broccoli sprouts makes people excrete benzene in their urine, mitigating effects of breathing polluted air.
What are you doing with the benzene you inhale? Just absorbing it, stocking up on sleepiness, dizziness, anemia, possibly leukemia? Or are you taking control and expunging it in your urine? Continue reading
- Antioxidant-rich fruit relaxes lining inside blood vessels
- Could eating strawberries lower blood pressure?
In a trial at Florida State University, 60 post-menopausal women with mild to moderately high blood pressure will have a handful of freeze-dried strawberries or a placebo once a day for eight weeks.
Their blood pressure before and after the trial will be compared.
The women in the study have blood pressure greater than 130/85, but less than 160. Higher blood pressure is common after the menopause, possibly because of hormonal changes and weight gain. Continue reading
Last night (July 1st), Jamie Dimon, the chief executive of banking giant JPMorgan, told employees that he is being treated for throat cancer. In a memo, he said that he would begin eight weeks of chemotherapy and radiation treatment at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
The good news is that the prognosis from my doctors is excellent, the cancer was caught quickly, and my condition is curable. Following thorough tests that included a CAT scan, PET scan and a biopsy, the cancer is confined to the original site and the adjacent lymph nodes on the right side of my neck. Importantly, there is no evidence of cancer elsewhere in my body.
It’s impossible to speculate on Dimon’s cancer beyond what he put in his memo. I contacted JPMorgan and the company could not confirm any other details about his conditions. But it’s very possible that Dimon has been swept up, along with thousands of other men, by an increasingly common disease: throat cancer caused by infection with the human papilloma virus, or HPV. Continue reading
Our day has come, and the new look continues to expand for your research, education and awareness. After fourteen years of building and supporting a web-site, which was authorized and sanctioned by Dr. William Donald Kelley, the time has come for me to expand my commitment to the work of this great healer. In 2013 I took over the project of becoming the editor and publisher of Dr. Kelley’s Self Test for the Different Metabolic Types. With the July 2013 release we expanded the original writings of Kelley by including a 30 page pamphlet, ‘Metabolic Typing‘ which had previously only been published as a separate mail-out.
One thing leads to another, and the re-editing of Dr. Kelley’s treatise on dealing with Cancer has now also been placed into my hands. When I first met Kelley, the book was entitled, ‘One Answer to Cancer (with Cancer Cure)’ – a title which had been generally in use by Kelley since it’s earliest 30 page printing in 1967.
In 2001 the book went through some updating and was repackaged and retitled, ‘CANCER: Curing the Incurable without Surgery, Chemotherapy or Radiation‘ and was later somewhat modified in a 2005 printing. For a number of reasons, the book has not been available for several years (other than at inflated prices through Amazon), due to publishing issues – partly due to FDA intervention, several legal considerations and the prohibitive cost of printing and storage for. Most of this has now been cleared and… Continue reading
Miracle fruit contains a protein called miraculin that tastes sweet enough to replicate the effect of sugar. Why isn’t it widely used as a healthy sweetener?
Of all our senses, taste is the one that people associate most strongly with expectations of pleasure. But indulgence comes at a cost. Almost 45 percent of the American population will be clinically obese by 2030, according to current predictions. That will increase the total toll on the healthcare system from related illnesses, like diabetes and heart disease, to a staggering $60 billion. Continue reading
High protein diets may protect against stroke, especially if they contain a lot of fish.
Just one 20g serving of protein a day can slash the risk of a stroke by 20 per cent – and fish is particularly beneficial, say scientists
Chinese scientists have found that eating as little as one chicken breast or salmon fillet every day – each around 20g – can reduce the risk of stroke by 20 per cent.
And for every extra 20g of protein eaten per day, stroke risk reduced by around 26 per cent. Continue reading
In a new international ranking, the United Kingdom ranks first, while the U.S. performs poorly across almost all health metrics.
…and it’s about to get a whole lot WORSE!
The origin of the phrase “You get what you pay for” is sometimes attributed to the fashion mogul Aldo Gucci, who said, “The bitterness of low quality is remembered long after the sweetness of low price has faded.” But when it comes to healthcare, Americans get neither quality nor affordability.
The United States healthcare system is the most expensive in the world, but when it comes to health outcomes, it performs worse than 11 other similar industrialized nations, according to a new report released today by the Commonwealth Fund.
The nonprofit examined the health systems of Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom, and it found that the U.S. was last or near-last in measures of health access, efficiency, and equity. Continue reading
Yubelkis Matias, 19, a student at Bronx Community College, lives with fatty liver disease.
Despite major gains in fighting hepatitis C and other chronic liver conditions, public health officials are now faced with a growing epidemic of liver disease that is tightly linked to the obesity crisis.
In the past two decades, the prevalence of the disease, known as nonalcoholic fatty liver, has more than doubled in teenagers and adolescents, and climbed at a similar rate in adults. Studies based on federal surveys and diagnostic testing have found that it occurs in about 10 percent of children and at least 20 percent of adults in the United States, eclipsing the rate of any other chronic liver condition. Continue reading
New leukaemia drug boosts survival rate to 90% and could eventually replace invasive chemical treatment
A breakthrough international trial of a new cancer drug has given researchers renewed hope in the fight against leukaemia, with one Australian doctor suggesting it could end traditional chemotherapy treatments for good.
The results of a trial on 391 patients showed the drug Ibrutinib gave patients fighting a type of slow growing blood cancer called Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) a 90 per cent chance of survival, eight higher than the 81 per cent who survive on chemotherapy treatment.
What’s more, the drug is less invasive than traditional forms of radiation, and is an alternative for patients whose cancer cells have built up a resistance to chemotherapy. Results from the trial also showed that four out of every 10 patients entered remission within a year, compared to four in 100 on a traditional course of radiation. Continue reading
The owners of an Elizabethtown, Kentucky cancer clinic have paid $3.7 million to settle claims that they extended the period of chemotherapy for their patients to pad their bills to the government.
“To subject cancer patients to unnecessary treatments that are physically draining and emotionally stressful is utterly unconscionable,” said Patrick McFarland, inspector general of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. Continue reading
Swiss panel suggests that screening by mammography should be stopped forthwith.
Internet discussions usually descend into abuse within a few postings. Whether this is because people these days are less polite and restrained than they used to be, or because the internet allows them to publish their first reactions without the time to cool off that older means of communication entailed, I do not know; but the fact is that those who take part in such discussions seem to confuse insult with argument and are seldom able to keep to the point for very long.
Doctors, if the internet discussions that follow articles that appear in the New England Journal of Medicine are anything to go by, are better than average. Often, indeed, though not always, they employ rational argument. Perhaps there is something to be said after all for a long and rigorous education. Continue reading
One Of The Healthiest Foods In The World Is A Tiny Black Seed From South America
Chia seeds can be mixed with water and turned into a gel.
Chia seeds are among the healthiest foods on the planet.
They are loaded with nutrients that can have important benefits for your body and brain.
Here are 11 health benefits of chia seeds that are supported by human studies.
1. Chia Seeds Deliver A Massive Amount Of Nutrients With Very Few Calories
Chia seeds are tiny black seeds from the plant Salvia Hispanica, which is related to the mint. This plant grows natively in South America. Continue reading
While the CDC and other governmental agencies push the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in an attempt to curb future cervical cancer rates, a powerful natural option is readily available and free of dangerous side-effects — in other words, diet. From a low glycemic index eating plan to raspberries and turmeric, food is a potent, cost-friendly and effective defense against cervical cancer. Below are four dietary habits to adopt that help ensure a healthy future. Continue reading
Handful a day can keep heart healthy and beat the flab, results of six new studies conclude
A handful of almonds may well be the perfect daily snack for staving off disease.
The high-protein, nutrient-rich nuts help suppress the appetite, beat flab and also keep your heart healthy.
Almonds are high in beneficial monounsaturated fats and vitamin E, which protects against UV light damage and Alzheimer’s, according to six studies presented to the American Society of Nutrition Scientific Sessions in San Diego. Continue reading
There are two types of diabetes. Type 1 usually appears in childhood, and its symptoms can be quite abrupt and severe. Type 2 diabetes is more common, and its symtoms present more gradually. It can develop at any age and is considered preventable. Early symptoms of the disease can include fatigue, unexplained weight loss, blurred vision, sores that are slow to heal, frequent urination, increased thirst, unusual hunger, recurrent bladder infections and yeast infections. Continue reading
Nearly everyone has been touched by cancer in some way or another. Cancer patients are struggling with traditional therapies, and many are looking to alternative ways in order to reverse their diagnosis. Look no further than these two powerful rainforest herbs that can stimulate the proper systems to help give cancer a knock-out punch.
Cat’s claw (also known as una de gato) is a large woody vine that grows in the Amazon rainforest that derives its name from hook-like thorns that grow along the vine and resemble the claws of a cat. Continue reading