Gum disease increases women’s risk of breast cancer up to three times

This is thought to be due to the bacteria that causes inflammation in the mouth entering the circulation via the gums and going into breast tissue, which can result in cancer.

Speaking of the study’s findings, Dr Nigel Carter OBE, CEO of the Oral Health Foundation, said: ‘Interestingly, this research shows that there is evidence to support the theory that gum disease can have a much larger impact on the health of our whole body.’

Severe gum disease, known as periodontitis, can affect the bones in people’s jaws and cause teeth to fall out. Continue reading

Don’t hate your gut: It may help you lose weight, fight depression and lower blood pressure

Experts explain why a healthy digestive system can trigger weight loss, fight depression, and ward off Parkinson’s

Trillions of microorganisms live inside your gut. Anatomy Insider/Shutterstock.com

A universe of organisms living inside you may affect every part of your body, from your brain to your bones, and even your thoughts, feelings and your attempts to lose weight.

This is a universe of trillions of microorganisms – or what we biologists call microbiota – that live in your gut, the part of your body responsible for digestion of the food you eat and the liquids you drink. Continue reading

Ovarian cancer doesn’t start in the ovaries…

Silent killer‘ begins in the fallopian tubes, study reveals – paving the way to better tests

Two recent studies have confirmed previous claims that the deadly disease actually starts in the fallopian tubes.

The discovery simultaneously gives researchers hope for developing better detection and prevention methods and highlights the alarming reality that very little is known about the disease.

Ovarian cancer has been called a ‘silent killer’ because there is no effective way to screen for it and it is generally diagnosed in the late stages. Continue reading

Dr. V ~ Why Consider Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?

Over the years I have seen a pattern emerge again and again: estrogen dominance and not enough natural progesterone to balance this out. Estrogen dominance can lead to issues like Poly Cystic Ovaries Syndrome, Endometriosis, and potentially Breast Cancer. It can also lead to pre-mature aging. There is a solution, however. You can use plant-based Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) as part of your Healthy Breast Journey.
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Iodine and Breast Health: What is the Connection?

Iodine is needed for creating thyroid hormone but there is a lot more to this essential mineral than this. A 2016 study conducted at University of Michigan found that 13% of all U.S. women have low iodine levels. This means that over 20 million American women are at risk for both thyroid imbalance and Breast Cancer!

Could you be one of them?
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Jeff Sessions Should Ask Cancer Patients about Cannabis

One can only assume that he has never experienced the treatments associated with stage-four cancer.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is actively lobbying Congress to overturn existing law prohibiting federal interference in state medical-marijuana policy. As someone who believes in strong constitutional limits on federal power and the rights of patients to choose, I am deeply disappointed. And as a cancer survivor who wanted the choice for myself, I wonder: does Sessions have any idea what it’s like?  Continue reading

Surviving Cancer 16 years later: Everything new is well forgotten old

Empower yourself, learn to heal today! ~ T. Copenhaver

My husband is a sixteen-year cancer survivor. When he was diagnosed in 2001 there were no books, no seminars and very few options for Acinic cell cancer. The treatment proposed was very disfiguring with probable facial nerve damage; and the only two people the local surgeon had operated on were dead. Choosing a well known teaching hospital instead, we prepared for surgery number 2—to correct the misplaced surgical drain shooting saliva out of the back of his ear; and to remove the other half of the tumor we were told was left behind from surgery number 1. Continue reading

The Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

Organic raw apple cider vinegar (ACV) is made from organically grown apples and retains many of their beneficial components because organic raw apple cider vinegar is not pasteurized. Organic raw apple cider vinegar undergoes two fermentation processes where it produces enzymes and life-giving nutrients that make it a nutritious powerhouse. Continue reading

The All-Natural ‘Flu Shot’ The Pioneers Used

Chances are that you have used camphor numerous times in your life — but didn’t even know it. It is used in over-the-counter medicines and even some food products, but long before that it was used by our ancestors, who took advantage of the dried leaves, bark and wood to heal everything from coughs to minor cuts.

Let’s take a look at camphor and how it was used — and whether you can grow a beautiful camphor tree of your own. Continue reading

Magnesium L-Threonate (Magtein®) – How It Can Help Memory, Cognition and its Brain Research

All you need To know about Magnesium Threonate

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Magnesium L-threonate (MgT) is a highly absorbable form of magnesium able to cross the blood-brain barrier and to easily force its way through cell membranes.

Unlike most dietary magnesium supplements, magnesium L-threonate is not generally used to overcome magnesium deficiencies but is used to support cognitive function. If you are only looking to address general magnesium deficiency you may wish to take magnesium citrate (typically at a dose of 200 to 400 mg). Continue reading