7 reasons why natural cancer remedies sometimes fail

cancer_02Mainstream medicine has ways of disguising the fact that their treatments often lead to the demise of cancer patients. It’s easy to claim that the patient simply died of cancer, not chemotherapy poisoning or radiation damage.

Their rate of reversing cancer is dismal, even as they play linguistic and statistical games with their results to continue marketing their methods as the only effective treatments around.

On the other hand, those who seek alternative methods of dealing with cancer have a much greater chance of surviving cancer without any adverse reactions or side effects. As an old saying went: with herbal medicine, the disease can kill you; but with allopathic (mainstream) medicine, the treatment can kill you. Continue reading

Top 5 reasons the USA Medical Industrial Complex does NOT want you to understand the importance of Vitamin D!

14-Top-5-Reasons-the-USA-Medical-Industrial-Complex-Importance-of-Vitamin-DVitamin D makes many conventional drugs and treatments obsolete. Very few people know this or find proper organic Vitamin D levels their body wants and needs. You CAN actually increase your life span with Vitamin D.

Plenty of people who eat organic food their whole lives live well past 100 years young, and they still have their minds and bodies fully functional, not ridden with cancer or Alzheimer’s – which are both preventable diseases. Continue reading

4 Cancer Charities Accused in F.T.C. Fraud Case

James T. Reynolds Sr., president of the Cancer Fund of America, is accused of misusing funds collected for cancer patients. Credit Adam Brimer/Knoxville News Sentinel, via Associated Press

James T. Reynolds Sr., president of the Cancer Fund of America, is accused of misusing funds collected for cancer patients. Credit Adam Brimer/Knoxville News Sentinel, via Associated Press

There were subscriptions to dating websites, meals at Hooters and purchases at Victoria’s Secret — not to mention jet ski joy rides and couples’ cruises to the Caribbean.

All of it was paid for with the nearly $200 million donated to cancer charities, and was enjoyed by the healthy friends and family members of those running the groups, in what government officials said Tuesday was one of the largest charity fraud cases ever.

At the center of the operation was James T. Reynolds Sr., who opened the Cancer Fund of America in 1987. Over the decades, according to a complaint filed by the Federal Trade Commission and regulators from 50 states and the District of Columbia, he expanded the enterprise to four separate groups and was joined by his son, friends and members of his Mormon Church congregation in Knoxville, Tenn. Continue reading

Government Releases Massive Trove of Data on Doctors’ Prescribing Patterns

prescription-drugsThe federal government released detailed data today on nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions dispensed to seniors and disabled people in the Medicare program in 2013, bringing more openness to the medication choices of doctors nationwide.

The data release comes two years after ProPublica reported that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services had done little to detect or deter hazardous prescribing in its drug program, known as Medicare Part D. ProPublica analyzed several years’ worth of prescription data, obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, and created a tool called Prescriber Checkup that lets users compare individual physicians to others in the same specialty and state.

But Medicare itself hadn’t made this information easily accessible—until now. Continue reading

High Cost of Sovaldi Hepatitis C Drug Prompts a Call to Void Its Patents

A course of treatment with Sovaldi costs $84,000 in the United States. Credit Gilead Sciences, via Associated Press

A course of treatment with Sovaldi costs $84,000 in the United States. Credit Gilead Sciences, via Associated Press

Activists in several countries are seeking to void patents on the blockbuster hepatitis C drug Sovaldi, saying that the price being sought by the manufacturer, Gilead Sciences, was prohibitive.

The Initiative for Medicines, Access and Knowledge, a legal group in New York, is expected to announce Wednesday that it has filed challenges in Argentina, Brazil, China, Russia and Ukraine. In all those countries except China, the organization is being joined by local patient advocacy groups.

The actions are a sign that the controversy over Sovaldi is spreading beyond the United States, where the $84,000 charge for a course of treatment has strained Medicaid budgets, to middle-income countries. Continue reading

Alkalinity 101: Which Side of the pH Scale are YOU on?

~ Foreword by Granny ~

old_woman_praySeveral readers have asked for more information on the pH way of eating. I hope this will increase your level of knowledge on this topic. There are many resources out there on pH and the vital importance it holds to your health.

I have said it time and again that I do not promote any products but I do read the other information that is on the commercial sites. I changed my acidic system to a neutral level (working on becoming more alkaline) simply by changing how and WHAT I eat and drink. I will add some baking soda to a glass of water every so often to increase the alkaline level.

I have so improved my own health by simply switching to eating Alkaline forming foods and drinks (water) and reducing the amount of acidic forming foods. The list of foods is easily Googled.

If you are tired of being sick – being held hostage to the AMA – Big PHARMA – Insurance industry – then it is time to become an adult and take control of your health instead of sitting around crying about not feeling good or being in FEAR of the SWINE FLUke like a toddler. If you ARM your BODY to fend off all disease then you aren’t subject to the AKA HELL CARE plans.

I can send out all the great info and links there are but it is up to each reader to ACT. You have the CHOICE to be SICK or to be WELL. It is your choice to make. Even if you have some bad situation you can make it BETTER by making these changes. The only *side effects* from taking control of your health is that you will get better.

Jackie Juntti
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Cancer-fighting nutrients from carrots, tomatoes and lettuce increase nine-fold

Adding an egg to your salad can significantly boost the goodness absorbed from the vegetables, according to a study by scientists at Purdue University, near Indianapolis

Adding an egg to your salad can significantly boost the goodness absorbed from the vegetables, according to a study by scientists at Purdue University

Adding an egg to your salad can significantly boost the goodness absorbed from the vegetables, according to a study.

Researchers said that the amount of carotenoids derived from items such as tomatoes, lettuce and carrot increased by up to nine-fold in those who ate the egg compared to those who didn’t.

Carotenoids are the sources of the red, orange and yellow colours of many fruits and vegetables.

They act as powerful antioxidants, which can help protect against cancer and heart disease. Continue reading

Government Says Big Pharma Kills More People Than All Illegal Drugs Combined

prescription-drugsA new study has shown that pharmaceutical drugs cause more overdoses and more deaths than all of the illegal drugs on the market combined. According to the government’s own statistics, listed on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website, deaths relating to pharmaceutical drugs rose to roughly 23,000 last year, which accounts for over half of the total overdose deaths in the country for that time period.

Additionally, a recent study conducted by researchers with the University of Virginia, University of Arkansas, the Partnership for Drug Free Kids, and the American Institutes for Research reconfirmed the known dangers of pharmaceutical drug abuse. Continue reading

Does YOUR partner snore?

It could be a warning sign of dementia, doctors warn

People who have breathing problems while asleep are more likely to experience an early decline in memory and other brain functions

People who have breathing problems while asleep are more likely to experience an early decline in memory and other brain functions

If your partner snores heavily in bed, you might be tempted to give them a poke in the ribs and go back to sleep.

But that irritating nocturnal drone might actually be an early warning sign of dementia, scientists have warned.

Researchers have discovered that people who have breathing problems while asleep are more likely to experience an early decline in memory and other brain functions.

In a worrying study, they found that people with sleep apnoea – a condition often typified by heavy snoring – saw a mental decline more than a decade earlier, on average, than those who had no sleep problems. Continue reading

The olive oil you’re buying is probably a rip off

olive oilThe olive oil you’re buying probably isn’t as healthy as you think.

About 70% of the olive oil Americans buy isn’t extra virgin, David Neuman, CEO of Greek olive oil company Gaea’s US division, told Business Insider.

“Since olive oil became so popular there isn’t enough of the good stuff to go around,” Neuman said. “Even if there were, many consumers aren’t willing to pay for it.

As a result, the majority of olive oil Americans buy isn’t from Italy or extra virgin as advertised. Continue reading

Toothbrush that checks your DNA for onset of cancer and Alzheimer’s could revolutionise health care

toothbrus_pasteYour toothbrush could warn you about the onset of diseases such as cancer and Alzheimer’s, technologists have said.

Tiny microchips – known as nanopore sequencers – can decode DNA into a digital format that can then be assessed against genetic markers that are known to indicate disease.

This is seen as a watershed in science and could lead to a revolution in health care. Continue reading

New Alzheimer’s treatment fully restores memory function

Of the mice that received the treatment, 75 percent got their memory function back.

The Professor

The Professor

Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound technology that clears the brain of neurotoxic amyloid plaques – structures that are responsible for memory loss and a decline in cognitive function in Alzheimer’s patients.

If a person has Alzheimer’s disease, it’s usually the result of a build-up of two types of lesions – amyloid plaques, and neurofibrillary tangles. Amyloid plaques sit between the neurons and end up as dense clusters of beta-amyloid molecules, a sticky type of protein that clumps together and forms plaques. Continue reading

Chipotle to Stop Using Genetically Altered Ingredients

ChipotleIn a first for a major restaurant chain, Chipotle Mexican Grill on Monday began preparing only food that is free of genetically engineered ingredients.

“This is another step toward the visions we have of changing the way people think about and eat fast food,” said Steve Ells, founder and co-chief executive of Chipotle. “Just because food is served fast doesn’t mean it has to be made with cheap raw ingredients, highly processed with preservatives and fillers and stabilizers and artificial colors and flavors.” Continue reading

FDA Pushing To Regulate Homeopathy Out of Existence?

FDA-Homeopathic-medicineWhy is there a sudden push by the FDA to label homeopathic remedies as dangerous? Why is there a need to regulate substances that have been used for hundreds of years with out any issues? What does the FDA have to gain?

The FDA has published two documents recently, which suggest that WAR is being declared on the profession of homeopathic medicine – or at least on the manufacture of homeopathic remedies, which comes to the same thing in the end. What is a homeopath without homeopathic remedies? Continue reading

Contraceptive pill can ‘make women more anxious by shrinking part of their brain’

A new study has suggested the oral contraceptive pill could shrink parts of the brain that govern a woman's emotions

A new study has suggested the oral contraceptive pill could shrink parts of the brain that govern a woman’s emotions

For the 100 million women worldwide on the contraceptive pill, the side effects are familiar.

Mood swings, headaches and nausea, while more serious complications include blood clots and breast cancer.

But scientists in California have added another potential cause for concern to the check list.

Their new study has found the oral contraceptive shrinks two key regions of the brain, changing the way they function.

The findings suggest the synthetic hormones found in the Pill cause these alterations in brain structure and function. Continue reading

Depression is NOT caused by low serotonin levels

Most drugs used to treat it are based on a myth, psychiatrist claims

The idea that the most popular antidepressant drugs raise serotonin levels in the brain is nothing more than a myth, psychiatrist Professor David Healy argues.

The idea that the most popular antidepressant drugs raise serotonin levels in the brain is nothing more than a myth, psychiatrist Professor David Healy argues.

The belief that the most popular antidepressant drugs raise serotonin levels in the brain is nothing more than a myth, a leading professor of psychiatry has claimed.

David Healy, head of psychiatry at the Hergest psychiatric unit in Bangor, North Wales, said the misconception that low levels of serotonin were responsible for depression had become established fact.

He suggested that the success of so-called SSRI drugs – which include Prozac and Seroxat – was based on the ‘marketing of a myth’. Continue reading

Four cups of coffee per day can cut endometrial cancer risk by 18%

coffeeWhile there has been a lot of research both in favor and against one of America’s favorite drinks, this latest bit of research leaves you feeling a little less guilty after having that second, or third, or even fourth cup of coffee.

The results of a new study suggest that drinking up to four cups of coffee a day may reduce your risk of developing cancer of the endometrium, or the lining of the uterus, according to researchers.

Published in the February issue of Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, scientists found that drinking roughly 26 to 37 ounces of coffee per day reduced endometrial cancer by up to 18 percent. Continue reading

Why are sperm counts falling?

Contraceptives in drinking water and chemicals in some plastics may be to blame, scientists claim

Decline: Falling sperm counts could be caused by traces of the contraceptive pill in drinking water, scientists in Washington have claimed

Decline: Falling sperm counts could be caused by traces of the contraceptive pill in drinking water, scientists in Washington have claimed

Falling sperm counts could be caused by traces of the contraceptive pill in drinking water, a new study has claimed.

U.S. scientists say the sex hormone oestradiol – the birth control hormone that passes untreated through sewage plants – has an even larger effect on sperm than Bisphenol A or BPA, as it is widely known.

BPA is found in some plastics used to make food containers, bottles and coatings in tin cans, and is also commonly used in thermal paper in cash register receipts.

But researchers claim BPA can disrupt hormones, raising the risk of a wide number of health problems such as diabetes, obesity and cancer. Continue reading

New Genetic Tests for Breast Cancer Hold Promise

breast_cancer_10A Silicon Valley start-up with some big-name backers is threatening to upend genetic screening for breast and ovarian cancer by offering a test on a sample of saliva that is so inexpensive that most women could get it.

At the same time, the nation’s two largest clinical laboratories, Quest Diagnostics and LabCorp, normally bitter rivals, are joining with French researchers to pool their data to better interpret mutations in the two main breast cancer risk genes, known as BRCA1 and BRCA2. Other companies and laboratories are being invited to join the effort, called BRCA Share. Continue reading

Illness vs. Industry: Will Scientists Ever Find a “Cure” for Cancer?

cancer_cure-2011What would happen if the Cancer industry admitted there was a CURE for cancer? There are hundreds of thousands of people who have been cured of cancer via “alternative” methods, however many of those methods have been banned by the FDA and proclaimed as “unsafe”.

Of course, oddly enough, chemo and radiation are undoubtedly two of the most dangerous treatments offered by modern medicine today!

Latest statistics show the incidence of cancer in the US continues to increase despite pre-cancer screening and outrageously expensive cancer treatments. In fact, per statistics of 2011, nearly 13 million people per year are diagnosed with cancer and sadly nearly 8 million will not survive. Continue reading

Do you take statins? If not, you may have to

New cholesterol guides may put 13 million more Americans on the drugs

 

statinsWhen new guidelines were released last fall on the prevention and treatment of heart disease, some predicted their approach would greatly increase the numbers of people taking cholesterol-fighting drugs called statins. Indeed, an additional 12.8 million U.S. adults could receive or become eligible for statin therapy under the full implementation of the guidelines, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Continue reading

‘My silver fillings poisoned me so badly I thought I was having a stroke’

Author reveals how she was poisoned by her mercury-based fillings

Aletha Black

Aletha Black

A 44-year-old New York woman went years fearing she was suffering from an autoimmune disorder before she discovered it was the mercury in her silver fillings that was making her sick.

Doctors were at a loss when Alethea Black first started noticing a tickling in her leg and numbness in her left pinky in 2010 – and the symptoms only got worse over the next two years.

After reading an article on the dangers of silver fillings, the Dutchess County native had the cavity fillers removed and has been symptom-free ever since.

Black first noticed something was wrong while taking her dog for a walk in October 2010. She describes what felt like a spider crawling up her leg, but looked down and saw nothing.

‘I would look under my jeans and there would be no spider,’ she told Cosmopolitan magazine. ‘Then I would feel it again.’ Continue reading

How Effective Is Chemo Therapy?

cancer_02An important paper has been published in the Australian Journal Clinical Oncology. This meta-analysis, entitled “The Contribution of Cytotoxic Chemotherapy to 5-year Survival in Adult Malignancies” set out to accurately quantify and assess the actual benefit conferred by chemotherapy in the treatment of adults with the commonest types of cancer. Although the paper has attracted some attention in Australia, the native country of the paper’s authors, it has been greeted with complete silence on this side of the world. Continue reading

Deadly Skin Cancer on the Rise Among Young Adults

melanomaAs a teen, Danielle Russo of Boston loved the tanned look, so she turned to indoor tanning beds to give her what she thought was a ”healthy glow.” For several years, she went every day to tan, usually for 10 minutes. She cut back in her twenties but still went a couple times each month.

At 27, just months after Danielle got married, she gave in to her husband Derek’s pleas to get a troublesome mole on her stomach checked out. The mole had been there for years, and her family was also concerned about it. “It would peel off and flake off and bleed,” she says. Continue reading

Blood Test Shows Promise as Alternative to Cancer Biopsy

Growth: Cancer cells, the pictured are kidney cancer cells magnified 1,300 times, develop through a series of trial and error mutations and clump to form tumours, which may invade and destroy surrounding tissues

Growth: Cancer cells, the pictured are kidney cancer cells magnified 1,300 times, develop through a series of trial and error mutations and clump to form tumours, which may invade and destroy surrounding tissues

In the usual cancer biopsy, a surgeon cuts out a piece of the patient’s tumor, but researchers in labs across the country are now testing a potentially transformative innovation. They call it the liquid biopsy, and it is a blood test that has only recently become feasible with the latest exquisitely sensitive techniques. It is showing promise in finding tiny snippets of cancer DNA in a patient’s blood.

The hope is that a simple blood draw — far less onerous for patients than a traditional biopsy or a CT scan — will enable oncologists to quickly figure out whether a treatment is working and, if it is, to continue monitoring the treatment in case the cancer develops resistance. Failing treatments could be abandoned quickly, sparing patients grueling side effects and allowing doctors to try alternatives.

“This could change forever the way we follow up not only response to treatments but also the emergence of resistance, and down the line could even be used for really early diagnosis,” said Dr. José Baselga, physician in chief and chief medical officer at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Continue reading

Mercury Madness: Why Your Fillings Could Be Hurting Your Health (& What To Do About It!)

Teeth Wind Up ToysIt’s no big secret that mercury is highly poisonous, and that exposure to mercury should be avoided at all costs. Why, then, do dentists keep putting mercury fillings in their patient’s teeth?

Mercury fillings – sometimes called “silver fillings,” “metal fillings” or “amalgam fillings” – are incredibly toxic. Mercury fillings continuously emit mercury vapor, which is absorbed into the body in small amounts. But those “small amounts” can really add up when you have fillings in your mouth leeching mercury vapor into your body every day for one, five, twenty or even fifty years! Continue reading

Will New Heart Study Using Chelation Change Treatment of Heart Patients and Diabetics?

chelationWouldn’t it be incredible if there was a proven, safe, inexpensive, painless, non-surgical medical procedure to eliminate the conditions that trigger heart attacks, strokes, senility, and death? Well, hold on to your seat because it is here! Some of us have known about it for years but now a lengthy study by establishment physicians proves the safety of Chelation Therapy for heart and diabetic patients! It is a surprising, stunning, substantial, and shocking study that supports Chelation Therapy!

The incredible results: Chelation Therapy was safe with no serious side effects for up to five years and beyond. The data supported the fact that cardiac events included fewer deaths, fewer heart attacks and fewer strokes. And fewer hospitalizations for any heart problem! Continue reading

Eat at Your Own Risk

Flawed FDA Risk Assessments Strengthen Arguments for Labeling GMOs

snow-white-appleFor the past two decades, developers of genetically engineered (GE) crops and their corporate allies have maintained that because their products are so obviously safe, there is no need to label them. Thanks to marketing campaigns, squelched state initiatives and a flood of GE products on the market, the public has largely adopted this belief as well.

Would it shock the public to know that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has never formally approved any GE crop as safe for human consumption? Instead, these companies have been trusted to self-regulate with little scientific oversight and even less transparency in their methods. Continue reading

How an apple a day really DOES keep ailments at bay

Those who eat the fruit are ‘less likely to use prescription medication’

appleEating an apple a day does not actually keep the doctor away – but it might stop you going to your pharmacist.

Researchers looked at data on 8,399 US adults and initially found evidence to support the proverb.

They discovered that those who had one small apple a day had a nine per cent lower chance of visiting the doctor several times a year.

However when they adjusted their statistics for other factors, their conclusions changed. Continue reading

The Cure for WASTED Cancer Fund Donations

Editor’s NOTE: We have long been a proponant for ignoring the “cure for the walk” mentality. It goes a long way in paying salaries and for BIG advertising campaigns – to promote more donations, which go for…. well – you get the idea. (J.B.)

No More KomenCancer donations should be used to find natural remedies and promote regulations that keep chemicals out of food, drinks and body lotions. Instead, billions are spent on the “search for a cure” to a problem the United States breeds and feeds. Put simply, if there is a problem with weeds growing in the back yard, should one just walk around with clippers, chopping off the tops of them, believing they’ll go away? Continue reading