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
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
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
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!
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
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
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
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
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).
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
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.
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?
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
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
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…
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
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
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
More than a million people in the U.S. get cancer each year according to the American Cancer Society. The best way to combat cancer is to discover it early, but yet people ignore symptoms they’re not aware of. Here are 10 cancer symptoms you should take note. Continue reading
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The unfortunate news that Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton (D) has been diagnosed with prostate cancer highlights America’s gender gaps in healthcare provision and the need for funding changes (“Minnesota gov. diagnosed with prostate cancer,” 1/24/17).
While in the federal bureaucracy there are a multitude of offices of women’s health, there are zero offices of men’s health. Continue reading
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
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
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
Do homeopathic remedies protect against X-rays, CT scans and other radiological procedures?
In Brief: X-rays, fluoroscopy and CT scans provide early detection of serious problems, inform treatment, and save lives. Unfortunately, they also damage genetic material and cause cancer. Research indicates Homeopathy may be a useful way to minimise the harmful effects of radiation exposure from x-rays, CT scans, and other procedures.
A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine drew the medical establishment’s attention once again to the harmful effects of diagnostic radiation – particularly of CT (computed tomography) scans.
This latest study was nothing new but media outlets ran with the story, alarming the public about the increased risk of developing cancer from these scans. (1)
Medical imaging does carry risks but protective steps can be taken. (2) This article explores those risks and how homeopathy (and certain foods) can minimize the impact of those risks. Continue reading
Cancer is a disease in which abnormal cells divide without control and are able to invade other tissues.
Few things strike fear into people more than the word cancer, and with good reason. While improvements in cancer therapy and advances in palliative care mean that the illness does not always lead to inevitable and painful death as it once did, approximately one in three of us will get some form of cancer in our lifetime. Continue reading
You would not believe how many emails we have gotten from cancer patients who have gone through these three steps:
- The patient had chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery to treat their cancer;
- The patient was told they were “cancer-free”;
- Months later cancer “came back,” which is called “regression.”
Among other things, this article will explain what went wrong and how to prevent cancer from coming back. When talking about what causes cancer we need to talk about it at two different levels. Continue reading
It’s a sobering fact that one in two Australian men and one in three Australian women will be diagnosed with some form of cancer by the age of 85. It’s even more alarming when you consider these statistics do not include the most common skin cancers (basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma of the skin). It is estimated hundreds of thousands of Australians are treated for these each year. Continue reading
They’re a popular mealtime beverage for millions of people who believe that by drinking them, they’re avoiding the pitfalls of sugar consumption. But diet soda pop is neither healthy nor safe, as research continues to show that its primary sweetening constituent in most cases, aspartame, is a damaging neurotoxin that can lead to a host of chronic health issues, including cancer. Continue reading
YOU ARE THE PLACEBO – That title immediately caught my attention since I have read and recommended many books about the power of our beliefs in healing the body. You are the Placebo by Dr. Joe Dispenza was quite a game changer for me. It really empowered me to understand even more deeply that our bodies are equipped with all the biological and neurological information we need to heal – if we take the time to still our minds and “talk to our bodies” for at least 30 minutes per day!
What exactly is a placebo? According to Dictionary.com a placebo is a substance having no pharmacological effect but given merely to satisfy a patient who supposes it to be a medicine. Continue reading