Surgeons Admit That Mammography Is Outdated and Harmful to Women

Studies suggesting that screening tests like mammograms should be used less do not always find receptive audiences. ~ Ed.

 

Every year, millions of women flock to their doctors to get their annual mammograms, a breast cancer screening procedure that involves pressing a woman’s breasts between two metal platforms to scope out tumors. But surgeons everywhere are starting to question the controversial practice, which studies show isn’t even an effective screening tool, and is actually harmful to the bodies of women who receive it. Continue reading

The Best Thyroid Diet for Maintaining Healthy Thyroid Levels

Maintaining healthy hormone levels can be a challenge but it is possible. Following a diet that supports the thyroid is a good place to start. It should provide certain nutrients, like iodine and selenium, that naturally support normal thyroid health. Additionally, it’s important to be mindful of other types of food that can actually interfere with hormone balance and thyroid function. Let’s take a closer look at how you can use the power of nutrition to support your thyroid and encourage normal hormone balance. Continue reading

Normal” Urine Color: 50 Shades of Yellow

Your urine color reflects what you eat and drink, and even the medications you take. But it’s a red alert for any shade of red, black, or brown, especially when accompanied by other symptoms.

Pretty much everyone knows his or her normal urine color (or subtle range of urine colors). If the shade changes a great deal, however, we can become a little alarmed.

But hold on. While urine color is a centuries-old diagnostic tool, many shades of yellow can be perfectly normal, even if they vary from nearly colorless to dark yellow. Continue reading

Obesity and breast cancer

Scientists explain how being overweight makes breast cancer cells more aggressive

Researchers from Helmholtz Zentrum München, Technische Universität München (TUM), and Heidelberg University Hospital carried out a study on how extra weight makes breast cancer cells more aggressive. Using human tissue from breast cancer metastases, the researchers found that the enzyme known as ACC1 (acetyl-CoA-carboxylase 1) — a key component of fatty acid synthesis — is inhibited by high levels of cytokines. They found that obesity causes the release of cytokines into the bloodstream that affect the metabolism of breast cancer cells, which in turn make them more aggressive. Continue reading

Cryoablation: Healing Breast Cancer with Extreme Cold

As more and more consumers become aware of the risks of traditional cancer treatments, hospitals in the United States are finally beginning to respond. Some doctors are becoming open to modalities which can complement traditional cancer treatment. U.S.-based clinical trials show cyroablation to be especially effective for early-stage Breast Cancers.
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The Real Reason Americans are Getting Dumber

It happened subtly, over the course of a decade or two. Household cleaners went from being largely soap-based to primarily chemical-based. Cosmetics such as lipstick and blush went from being made from bees wax, plant-based extracts, and strawberries to being pumped full of lead, parabens, and synthetic dyes. A loaf of bread went from being nothing more than flour, yeast, sugar, and salt to a confusing concoction of additives and artificial flavorings. Continue reading

Dr. V.: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and Cancer

Oxygen has been used for centuries to promote wound healing and vital health. These days, more and more clinicians, health centers and even hospitals are turning to Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) to help patients under their care. And new research is pointing to the fact that HBOT may help people heal from cancer as well.

What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy utilizes a pod-like chamber to immerse an individual in an environment of 100% pure oxygen with an atmospheric pressure of sometimes three times the normal amount.
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Dr. V. ~ Plant Stem Cell Therapy May Slow Down Your Aging Process

Senescence is the biological breakdown that happens as all living things age. On a cellular level, it is the loss of the cell’s power to divide and grow. Senescence is one of the natural processes of life. However, within this toxic, stressful world, aging often happens prematurely and with unneeded suffering. It doesn’t have to be this way. Embryonic Plant Extracts (EPEs) are a ground-breaking plant stem cell technology discovered by one of the most visionary health pioneers of our time. They may slow down the progression of age-related senescence and support recovery from dis-eases like Breast Cancer.
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Dr. V: Can Coenzyme Q10 Help Stop Breast Cancer?

You probably know of Coenzyme Q10, or Ubiquinone, as a supplement you can purchase at your local health food store. In reality, however, it is a compound that is produced by your body. CoQ10 is a powerful antioxidant that is known to help for a number of conditions, including heart conditions, migraines and even Parkinson’s. Recent research has also shown that it may also help to halt cancer tumor growth.
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Doctors hail world first as woman’s advanced breast cancer is eradicated

Immune cells from the woman’s own body used to wipe out tumors

Judy Perkins says her condition had deteriorated a lot and she was planning her death. But since the treatment she has been on a 40 mile hike. Photograph: Courtesy of Judy Perkins

A woman with advanced breast cancer which had spread around her body has been completely cleared of the disease by a groundbreaking therapy that harnessed the power of her immune system to fight the tumours.
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How Magnesium Supplementation Could Help with Depression

Sadly, depression is a common mental health condition that affects millions of people in Australia and around the world. However, there are many natural therapies for depression that give you back your power, as they are more preventive in nature and help your body to heal itself. One of these natural solutions for depression may be magnesium, as pointed out in recent research. Continue reading

Agent Orange During the Vietnam War and Its Effects Today

U.S. Army Huey helicopter spraying Agent Orange over Vietnamese agricultural land.

August 10, 1961 marked the start of the aerial spraying of Agent Orange during the Vietnam War. Defoliant tests began on that fateful day in the Kontom Province of Vietnam.

Agent Orange was one of the color-coded herbicides and chemical defoliants used by U.S. forces to kill vegetation, crops, and trees in order to deplete resources and cover for enemy forces. It was prominently produced and manufactured by Dow Chemical, Monsanto, and other chemical companies as part of the U.S. military herbicidal warfare program. It was the unique way it was shipped – in gigantic orange striped barrels, that gave it the popular name – Agent Orange. Continue reading