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
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
How To Use Magnesium For Improved Sleep
If you find yourself tossing and turning as you try and get to sleep at night, then no doubt you would love it if there were a simple solution to your sleeping problems that could help to knock you out and give you a deep and restorative night.
And there’s a good chance that you have tried various different solutions already. Maybe you’ve tried blackout curtains, relaxing music, melatonin… maybe none of them have worked or maybe they just don’t fit with your lifestyle. Continue reading
HEY honey – wake up and read this!
Different people sleep in different positions which they choose due to being the most comfortable one. Those who sleep on the left side, you are enjoying different health benefits. Even though you think you have found the perfect sleeping position for you, you should, if possible, try to sleep on your left side. If you are still unsure, check out the advantages of sleeping on your left side presented herein. Continue reading
The body’s natural cancer-fighting proteins could be fueling the spread of cancer, scientists have discovered.
The body’s natural process that removes dead and dying cells actually fuels the spread of cancer to bones and other organs due to a pro-inflammatory protein that is released
A new study focused on prostate cancer to find that the body’s process for removing dead and dying cells causes those harmful cells to spread to bones and other organs by increasing inflammation.
The process’s negative effect in metastatic prostate cancer cells has been poorly understood, but now researchers have discovered a breakthrough by pinpointing the protein.
This understanding could help researchers develop drugs to block the harmful tumor growth in prostate and other cancers, while still allowing the body to clear out the dying cells. Continue reading
Keep your body in an alkaline state; then you will have fewer chances to suffer from chronic diseases. And it’s well known that you’re what you eat, that’s true, if you want to maintain your body in the alkaline state, you have to know which foods can help you. Continue reading
Nearly 30 percent of the global population is overweight or obese and this has a significant impact on cancer rates, experts say. In a 2014 report, obesity was linked to an estimated 500,000 cancer cases worldwide each year. More recent statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows the reality is far grimmer than that — at least in the U.S. Continue reading
Publisher’s NOTE: Once again, we post the following for General consideration as it was originally published in February of 2012 – which does not demean nor oblityerate the general direction of the recommendations, however there are several medicinal recommendations made herein, the should require further investigation before committing to them. ~ J.B.
Coping with cancer could put you at risk for post-traumatic stress disorder. Here’s how to recognize the symptoms and know when to seek help.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is frequently linked to life-threatening disasters, accidents, personal assault, or chronic exposure to violence, but this type of anxiety disorder can also affect individuals who recover from serious illness, especially cancer. However, doctors often fail to recognize that their patients are at high risk for developing the condition. Continue reading
Publisher’s NOTE: You’ll note that following is outside of our usual postings, however with the epidemic taking place in this nation today with Opioid misuse – we felt compelled to make this information available. ~ J.B.
Oxycodone is a narcotic pain reliever, an ingredient of painkillers that have contributed to the current opioid crisis. Photograph: Education Images/UIG via Getty Images
Learn Coping Methods While Going Through This Difficult Time
Getting the news that your child is dangerously–perhaps even fatally–ill is one of the most difficult things any parent will ever go through. It is life-changing, and for many, it seems like a nearly impossible task to get through it without the help of drugs or alcohol to numb the pain. What those in recovery know, however, is that substances will only make things worse in the long run. They may provide temporary relief in the now, but later, the original issue is still there and is clouded by the shame or guilt that came with the substance abuse. Continue reading
Moringa oleifera is a tree that is native to Northern India and can be found spread across Asia and Africa. Nicknamed the “miracle tree”, it is not very well known in Western countries for its medicinal properties, however, it certainly lives up to its reputation. Continue reading
Your Thyroid: Did your Test Results Come Back Normal?
(But you still feel like crap)
An underactive thyroid is not always the easiest thing to pinpoint when you have so many symptoms that seem random to you. And only more recently are doctors starting to recognize that an unbalanced thyroid can have an impact not only on your physical health but your mental health as well. The symptoms of hypothyroidism can also look like symptoms of other health issues, thus getting the proper diagnosis can take a long time. If you see your doctor and share your symptoms of stress, fatigue, anxiety or depression, she may place you on antidepressants.
This may occur even after the blood work with the TSH test done. Continue reading
Maybe it’s not your genes–it’s your lifestyle
For so long, we’ve been conditioned to think our genes are rigid and unchangeable; and they alone define our health and longevity. We expect chronic disease to be treated like the common cold. Take a pill and go back to work.
You can’t fix obesity or diabetes with a pill; some pills (like statin drugs) actually raise your risk of developing diabetes or having a heart attack, and if you consume the typical American diet that consists of over one hundred pounds of refined white sugar and corn syrup per year—you are actually enabling diabetes. And for diabetics who have been conditioned to think diet sodas and artificial sugar will keep your blood sugar stable—think again. Sugar substitutes are toxic chemicals that kill your nerves. Literally—it excites them to death. Continue reading
“This is an urgent wake-up call for researchers and health authorities around the world to investigate the causes of the sharp drop in sperm count, with the goal of prevention.” ~ Dr. Hagai Levine
It has fallen by more than 50% in 40 years – and is showing no signs of slowing down.
The study did not examine causes but scientists believe the amount of chemicals used in everyday products, industry and farming may be behind the crisis. Continue reading
Men don’t like talking about their erectile dysfunction. I am making an exception.
Yesterday, I found out from my urologist that my bone scan showed nothing irregular. My prostate cancer has spread outside my prostate, but not far. It is advanced, but not immediately life-threatening.
Had he not caught it in time, things would have gotten much worse. He caught it in time because of my ED. Continue reading
Statins are a type of cholesterol-lowering drug typically prescribed to patients at risk of cardiovascular disease. Although they may provide relief from heart conditions, the same can’t be said of their effects on the brain. A recent study by researchers from the Penn State College of Medicine has presented a troubling fact about these drugs: the use of statins may increase a person’s susceptibility to Parkinson’s disease. Continue reading
Dr. W.D. Kelley, DDS, MS; woodcarving cir. 1974
Processed foods are bad, I’m not talking about taste but what they are capable of doing to our health. Let’s face it; processed foods taste delicious. But what makes them taste good tends to be the addition or excess of sugar, sodium, and fat.
The excess of sugar, sodium, and fat often leads to obesity, cardiovascular diseases, and poor digestive health. These foods activate the reward centre in our brains which often leads to more cravings for these processed foods.
Keeping that in mind, most of these foods also consists of various additives. These additives range from preservatives, dyes, flavour and texture enhancers to so much more. In turn, these poor dieting habits and other unhealthy habits such as alcohol consumption and chlorinated drinking water causes a buildup of toxin in the colon.
Over time, the build-up of toxins causes your colon to become unhealthy and become less efficient in expelling waste. As a result, fecal matter is deposited along the walls of your colon. Some of these fecal matters can stay in your colon for months or even years. Continue reading
According to the American Cancer Society, approximately 140,000 men and women will be diagnosed with some form of colorectal cancer this year. In fact, the most common form of colorectal cancer is colon cancer.
Health professionals often refer to colon cancer as a silent killer. It takes years for the disease to develop and symptoms to manifest. If you are concerned about developing colon cancer, it is essential that you learn to recognize the early symptoms of this frightening disease.
By detecting colon cancer in its early stages, your chances of survival will increase. Continue reading
Many people who are reading this may have a high acidity level in his or her body. This is due to the typical first world diet of processed foods, refined sugars, and GMOs. However, many people do not know that an acidic body is a breeding ground for cancer, excess weight, pain and many health issues.
Fortunately, making your organism more alkaline is very simple and easy. Making alkaline environment is in fact the opposite of acidic environment. Continue reading
Alternative to removal surgery lets sufferers continue to have sex
A penis cancer cure that allows sufferers to continue to have sex after treatment has been revealed by scientists.
Men with penis cancer routinely have part or all of their genitals removed by surgery to cure their disease.
Yet, an alternative treatment with brachytherapy, a type of radiotherapy, may help sufferers beat cancer and keep their penis intact. A study of more than 200 men with penis cancer found that 79 per cent of patients that opted for brachytherapy survived at least ten years after treatment. Continue reading
Eating two of them one hour before bedtime ‘helps people sleep more soundly’
The secret to a good night’s sleep could lie in kiwi fruit.
Eating two of the fruits one hour before bedtime helps people nod off quickly and sleep more soundly, scientists say.
It is not understood why, but it could be linked to high antioxidant and serotonin levels in the fruit. Continue reading
MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane) is an organic sulfur compound and dietary derivative of DMSO, which the body needs to enhance cell restoration.
DMSO is an old fashioned “folk remedy” which has been around for over 35 years, and has been widely used as an effective treatment for reduction of arthritis pain and improved skin softness. MSM, extracted from DMSO, has been extensively tested on both animals and humans (even my wife thinks I’m an animal), and has been awarded 16 different patents. At one time, Kettle Moraine, Ltd. was proud to have made this truly astounding product available to our listeners, but as the world caught on to the overall health benefits of MSM – it became no longer possible to make the product available to our customers at a competitive cost. Because of the fact that MSM has absolutely no harmful side effects and is as totally safe to use as water, MSM can be safely given to young children, teenagers, adults and senior citizens. But there is a lot more to the MSM story – including my personal story… Continue reading
Half of all men and one-third of all women will experience cancer at some point in their lives. Fortunately, there are ways to significantly reduce your risk, as detailed in Dr. Leigh Erin Connealy’s book, “The Cancer Revolution: A Groundbreaking Program to Reverse and Prevent Cancer.” Connealy’s interest in cancer prevention and treatment grew out of her own, long personal health journey. Continue reading
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