High-Fat Diet May Fuel Spread of Prostate Cancer

Obesity is linked to prostate cancer, scientists know, but it’s not clear why. On Monday, researchers reported a surprising connection.

A color-enhanced scanning electron microscope image of prostate cancer cells. A new study suggests that dietary fat may feed prostate tumors and help them spread. Credit Eye of Science/Science Source

When prostate cancers lose a particular gene, they become tiny fat factories, a team at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston reported in a paper published in Nature Genetics.

Then the cancers spread from the prostate, often with deadly effect. Prostate cancers that have not lost that gene also can spread, or metastasize — in mice, at least — but only if they have a ready source of fat from the diet. Continue reading

Chrysanthemum flowers found to have antitumor effects on prostate cancer

Chrysanthemin, which is the 3-glucoside of cyanidin, is a member of the anthocyanin class of natural products. According to an MTT assay (a colorimetric assay for assessing cell metabolic activity), chrysanthemin tends to inhibit the growth of prostate cancer cells, inducing dose-dependent and time-dependent cytotoxic effects in them. Continue reading

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

The FDA Is Cracking Down on Homeopathic Remedies

Gwyneth, watch out.

On Monday, the Food and Drug Administration announced plans to crack down on so-called “homeopathic remedies”—treatments that due to agency enforcement policy have managed to avoid regulatory oversight.

But no more, says the agency. Many of those products, it said in a statement, aren’t just herbal tea cures for a sore throat. They’re products being marketed as treatments for serious diseases—hope bottled up and sold to desperate people, without any sort of clinical evidence that they might actually work. Continue reading

40 percent of US cancers linked to excess weight

About 40 percent of all cancers in the United States — more than 630,000 in all — are associated with excess weight, health officials said Tuesday, urging a renewed focus on prevention.

In a nation where 71 percent of adults are either overweight or obese, the findings by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention “are a cause for concern,” said the agency’s director Brenda Fitzgerald. Continue reading

Sleep Scientist Warns Against Walking Through Life ‘In An Underslept State

The National Sleep Foundation recommends an average of eight hours of sleep per night for adults, but sleep scientist Matthew Walker says that too many people are falling short of the mark.

Human beings are the only species that deliberately deprive themselves of sleep for no apparent gain,” Walker says. “Many people walk through their lives in an underslept state, not realizing it.” Continue reading