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Mastectomy scandal: Half the women who get bilateral removal after genetic testing do NOT have cancer gene – but

… their doctors misread the data, shock study claims

Half the women getting bilateral mastectomies in America do not need one – their doctor misread their genetic test data, a bombshell new study claims.

The rate of women getting preventative mastectomies has sky-rocketed since Angelina Jolie’s 2013 op-ed about genetic testing for cancer risk.

The actress revealed she chose to have both breasts removed, since a test showed she carried the faulty BRCA1 gene which increases one’s risk of breast cancer by 87 percent.

In the four years since, millions of American women have followed suit – rushing to get tested, and – in many cases – proceeding to get their breasts removed. Continue reading

The cancer-causing chemical lurking in YOUR shower

Senators urge FDA to ban dangerous toxin used in scores of bathing products

Chemical 1,4-dioxane – linked to causing cancer in the nose, liver and breast – is found in a number of bath products including shampoos, lotions and soaps.

The toxic substance – 1,4-dioxane – is used in a number of bath products including most pharmacy-stocked shower gels, lotions and even hand soaps.

Despite being identified as a carcinogen, companies are not required to list it on their product labels.

Now, two US Senators are making a big push and calling for the toxin to be banned.

Chemical 1,4-dioxane is a clear liquid that easily dissolves in water. It is used primarily as a solvent in the manufacturing of chemicals and as a laboratory reagent (a substance used to cause a chemical reaction). Continue reading

Dr. V.: Are Your Hormones Balanced?

Hormones have a deep impact on your health and affect physical and mental health on all levels. With the increase in toxins in the environment and other stressors that occur as a part of modern life, hormone imbalance is becoming more and more common among all individuals globally— not just for women, but for men too! In fact, hormonal imbalance is one of the factors that may possibly lead to not only breast cancer but prostate cancer as well.
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This Plant Kills Lyme Disease Better Than Antibiotics, According To Research

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection that affects people of all ages. It’s transmitted by deer ticks and black-legged ticks across the United States, as well as in more than sixty other countries. According to the CDC, at least 300,000 people are infected with Lyme disease each year. Diagnosing Lyme disease can be difficult, because its symptoms mimic many other diseases. It can affect any organ in the body, including the brain and nervous system, the muscles and joints and the heart. Continue reading

Lyme disease is about to explode across North America….with no cures in sight

Biologists say that 2017 is going to be a big year for Lyme disease, and that the condition could ravage the United States and other parts of North America. The culprit? An explosion in mice populations across the country, but particularly in the Northeast.

But what do mice have to do with Lyme disease? Ticks and deer are what spread the disease, right? Continue reading

8 Reasons Why Nuts and Seeds are True “Superfoods”

More Americans are eating a healthy diet, experts say, after noting an increase in consumption of wholegrains, nuts and seeds and fish and shellfish, combined with a decrease in consumption of sugary drinks

What does it take for a food source to be a “superfood?” According to American Heart Association, there is no set criteria, but the general consensus is that superfoods usually

a.) are nutrient-rich,

b.) are beneficial for health on several fronts and

c.) help promote overall well-being in mind and body. Based on those three factors, there is no doubt that nuts and seeds are true superfoods that can help you on your Healthy Breast journey. Here’s why!
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Confirmed: Bacteria in your mouth can “ignite” cancer throughout your body… oral health should be part of every prevention strategy

Oral bacteria may play a key role in the development of certain types of cancer, various studies have shown. A vast number of studies have long established a link between oral bacteria and cancer, and identifying the mechanism behind this connection may help health experts determine a person’s cancer risk just be examining certain bacteria in his mouth.

Examining the body’s microbiome composition is a relatively new field in medical science, said Dr. Jiyoung Ahn, an Associate Professor of Epidemiology at New York University School of Medicine. Research from the past five years found that 80 percent of bacteria residing in the human body cannot be cultured in a lab dish.  Continue reading

US regulators CONFIRM breast implants cause rare form of cancer after 9 women DIED from the silicone-linked disease

The FDA has acknowledged a clear link between breast implants and anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) after nine women with implants died of the same cancer

Breast implants can cause a rare and hard-to-treat form of cancer, the FDA has confirmed in a landmark update to its guidelines.

It comes after the federal agency received reports from 359 women claiming a link between their implants and their diagnosis of anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), a rare form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

As of February 1, 2017, nine of those women have died. Continue reading

Two thirds of cancers are unavoidable even if you live a healthy life, study finds

Artist’s illustration of a DNA double helix CREDIT: NATIONAL HUMAN GENOME RESEARCH INSTITUTE

Two thirds of cancers are unavoidable even if you live a healthy life, a study has shown.

Scientists in the US found cancers are caused by random mistakes in the genetic code that occur when cells divide. The findings challenge the widespread view that cancer mutations are generally inherited or triggered by environmental factors. Continue reading

Vitamin C could halt the growth of cancer

High doses of the substance found in ORANGES is 10 times more effective than some trial drugs

Found in high levels in oranges, scientists discovered vitamin C starves tumours in laboratory tests. But experts warn patients could not get enough through eating the fruit

Vitamin C could help stop cancer from spreading throughout the body, controversial research suggests. Found in high levels in oranges, kale and peppers, British scientists discovered the nutrient starves tumours in laboratory tests.

Giving patients high doses is 10 times more effective than some drugs being trialled in the battle against cancer, the study claims. Continue reading

Strokes; Not Just For the Elderly

Regardless of how you take C and lysine, research shows that there’s less chance of a blood clot or arterial rupture resulting in a crippling stroke or death

How could it happen to Kris Letang, the Pittsburgh Penguin hockey player? He was young, in excellent physical condition, yet a victim of stroke. Today, stroke is not just a senior problem. So, why don’t learned professors know why this is happening? Continue reading

Dr. V.: Fermented Wheat Germ Extract Supports Healthy Cell Metabolism

In the late 1930’s, a dangerous trend in the field of medical research was just beginning. Researchers were experimenting with the use of mustard gas to treat cancer. Dr. Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, who had won the Nobel Prize in 1937 for his discovery of vitamin C, saw the destruction that this toxin had caused in World War I and was concerned. He knew that there had to be an alternative to what would turn out to be the beginnings of chemotherapy, i.e. using the most dangerous toxins on the planet to kill cancer cells (and healthy cells along with it).
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What Is Gluten Intolerance?

Gluten intolerance occurs when the body, specifically the digestive tract, responds to the presence of gluten in food. The response can range from mild discomfort to serious medical complications. Awareness is continuing to rise regarding the problems caused by gluten, even for people who do not suffer from a gluten allergy.

Why Does Gluten Affect People?
There are many potential reasons for an increase in gluten intolerance. Many researchers have focused their efforts on examining the role of diet and changes to one’s diet. Continue reading

The New Theory About Cancer – It’s a Metabolic Dis-ease

There is a growing body of evidence that points to the fact that cancer is a “metabolic disease.” You may have heard this statement before, but what does it really mean?

In a nutshell, it means that cancer is a problem that exists at the cellular level, in particular at the level of mitochondria within cells. Mitochondria are responsible for cellular metabolism and respiration; they are like the “lungs” of cells. They look like tiny rods and use oxygen and nutrients to create fuel for each of the cells. Mitochondria keep cells healthy and able to adapt to stress.
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Dr. V.: The Possible Link Between Dental Cavitations and Breast Cancer

As you journey through each of the 7 Essentials™,  you will learn about Essential # 5 – Embrace Biological Dentistry. Essential #5 will teach you about the obvious connections between root canals, mercury fillings, periodontal disease and your health. In fact, you may have already met with a biological dentist to have your root canals and mercury fillings addressed. 

What you may not know, however, is that there are also some “hidden culprits” inside your mouth that can lead to serious illness, including cancer, too They are hidden because they often don’t hurt, can’t be seen and don’t always accompany other major sources of infection (although sometimes they do). I am talking about dental cavitations.

I personally discovered cavitations when I was on my healing journey over 10 years ago. I discovered that I had a cavitation in my lefty lower jaw,  sitting on  the meridian that connected to my left breast!  Coincidence you may say?
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Three year study finds Mediterranean diet could prevent loss of brain volume as you age

A new study has provided evidence that the so-called “Mediterranean diet” can help prevent the loss of brain volume in older people.

The three-year study, published January 4 in the journal Neurology, found that a diet heavy on olive oil, fruits, vegetables, legumes and grains, with moderate amounts of fish, wine and dairy, and small amounts of red meat and poultry, helped those around the age of 70 to retain more brain volume compared to those who did not strictly adhere to the Mediterranean diet. Continue reading

Breast Cancer Survivor Says Raw Food Diet Helped Her Heal

Janette Murray-Wakelin is a breast cancer survivor who credits a raw food diet, meditation, physical activity, and following her intuition for her ability heal. In the early 2000s, she was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer and told that she had just six months to live, without any guarantees. However, within those same six months, she was given a clean bill of health and also went on to participate in hundreds of marathons in only one year. That’s right, in just one year.

She explains that she was offered chemotherapy, but that it “didn’t make sense” to her. Continue reading

Yeast Infection: Description, Causes and Treatment

What is Yeast Infection?
This kind of infection is most common among women. However, many remain ignorant or unaware of this medical problem. It is important to know the symptoms, dangers, and related conditions of yeast infection to be able to treat it early on. It is also necessary to determine the various causes of this disease to be able to avoid it before it even happens. Finally, it will be most helpful for any female person if she is also knowledgeable of the several possible treatments for yeast infection to be able to curtail it immediately.

Not many women are familiar with the term “yeast infection”. However, more women are probably aware of or have experienced previously the symptoms of this condition. The top three signs of having yeast infection are itching, burning and pain, and discharge. Itching of any part of the skin or body is usually caused by an infestation of foreign organisms such as fungi or bacteria in a particular area of the body. In the case of yeast infection, the affected portion is the vaginal part and the surrounding areas. Continue reading

National Health Care, Or Is It Sick Care?

Part 2 ~ How Americans Avoid Good Health

By reading National Health Care: Or, Is It Sick Care? ~ Part 1 of this series — you understand that most Americans that suffer diseases, heart attacks, cancer, diabetes, joint pain, arthritis and more problems—simply eat poorly, exercise very little and follow endless addictive unhealthy choices.

Yet, as their bodies break down, deteriorate and suffer pain, Americans drink, smoke, ingest billions of pain relievers and visit doctors to solve their problems. Continue reading

Dr. V.: Welcome Spring with a NEW Commitment to Eating for YOUR Health!

March is National Nutrition Month!

As we move out of those cozy winter months, the turning of the season is a perfect time to renew our commitment to eating right for our preventive or healing journey. There is no cookie-cutter diet that applies to all since we are all such unique individuals! However, there ARE some basic guidelines—and firm research to back them up—which we can ALL benefit from.

But first, the science…
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Millennial Bowel Cancer Crisis

Young people are four times more likely to develop the disease than previous generations – due to their terrible diet

Unprecedented numbers of young people are being diagnosed with bowel cancer – due to poor diets and lack of exercise, a study warns.

Millennials – those born between 1980 and 1995 – are four times more likely to develop rectal tumors stemming from the large intestine compared to those born around 1950.

An alarming three in ten rectal cancer diagnoses are now in patients below the age of 55. Young people are also at twice the risk of developing colon tumors, which start growing lower down. Continue reading

Use Turmeric Before Ever Swallowing Another Ibuprofen Again

Turmeric has proven itself more to be more than just effective in cooking, but as a natural pain reliever as well! Turmeric has been proven recently in a study to beat ibuprofen for arthritis of the knee!

An extremely exciting clinical trial published recently in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine has revealed that an effective natural alternative to the popular painkiller ibuprofen exists for the treatment of knee Osteoarthritis, and it comes in the form of a kitchen spice. Continue reading

Dr. V.: Heart Health and Breast Health ~ Part 2

In Part 1 of Heart Health and Breast Health, I spoke about the emerging field of neuro-cardiology, which is the study of how the heart and the brain communicate with one another. Remember that science now knows that it is the heart which actually sends more cellular and chemical signals to the brain than the other way around! In Part 1, we also discussed how being in coherence can lead to greater peace of mind and also better health.
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Thermography – Uncovering health issues safely

About 1 in 8 women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer at some point in her lifetime. In fact, some estimates are that 255,180 new cases of invasive breast cancer – and an additional 63,410 new cases of non-invasive breast cancer – will be diagnosed across the nation in 2017 alone. With these horrible statistics, the need for early breast cancer detection and treatment is more important than ever – making thermography, also known as digital infrared thermal imaging, such a valuable (safe) tool for early detection of health issues. Continue reading

This Fruit Removes Body Odor Better Than Cancer Causing Deodorant!

Apart from controlling body temperature, sweat also has other important roles up its sleeve, one of which is fighting off infections. Namely, dermicidin, a compound found in sweat, helps destroy harmful bacteria prior to their entering the body. However, regular use of antiperspirants leads to complete blockage of the sweat ducts with toxins such as aluminum, which hinders this natural process. Continue reading

Chemotherapy Detox: How to Rebuild Your Health after Chemo

Conventional methods of treating cancer generate approximately $200 billion dollars each year, and that’s just in the U.S.! Most of this money goes to Big Pharma and a large majority is generated through the sale and use of chemotherapy drugs.

Chemotherapy is part of the “Big 3” treatment methods promoted by allopathic medicine: chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery, with millions of cancer patients using it in some way each year. If you or someone you love decide to go the “chemo route” as part of an overall cancer treatment protocol, be sure to get the facts. Most importantly, find out what you can do to detoxify your body right away once your chemo course is over. Continue reading

Women diagnosed with breast cancer should not eat soy products

The active ingredient LIMITS the effectiveness of the treatment to tackle the disease

It is considered a healthy alternative to dairy milk – and is famously popular among the yummy mummy crowd.

But experts warn that women shouldn’t start consuming soya milk after a breast cancer diagnosis – because it may limit the effectiveness of treatment. Continue reading

Signs and dangers of calcium deficiency

As children, we were told to drink milk to grow strong bones. As adults, especially women, our doctors emphasized the importance of getting enough calcium. But just how much is enough? According to the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Nutrition Board recommends 1,000 mg for both men and women aged 19 to 50. Women over the age of 51 should aim for 1,200 mg daily and men over 71 should do the same. Continue reading