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Artificial Sweeteners: Avoid them at all costs for breast health

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Avoid these sugar substitutes for breast cancer healing, prevention and a healthy, chemical-free lifestyle.

If you are on the natural healing path because of a breast cancer diagnosis or you are simply living a lifestyle that promotes Breast Cancer prevention, then you probably already know the drill when it comes to sugar. What is cancer's best friend? You guessed it- sugar.

"It's been known since 1923 that tumor cells use a lot more glucose than normal cells," says says Don Ayer, Ph.D., a Huntsman Cancer Institute investigator and professor in the Department of Oncological Sciences at the University of Utah. And a recent study done at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center proved how easy it is to kill cancer cells: simply deprive them of glucose.

Health

Confirmed: Large study reveals that conventional medical advice on salt is dead wrong

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Conventional advice given by most Western doctors and even published by the U.S. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion - part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - has recommended that those under 50 years old limit their sodium intake to less than 2,300 milligrams per day, and those over 50 limit their sodium consumption to less then 1,500 milligrams per day.

The recent study, conducted by nearly 400 scientists around the world, followed 156,424 people between the ages of 35 and 70 years old living in 628 cities and villages in Argentina, Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, India, Iran, Malaysia, Pakistan, Poland, South Africa, Sweden, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and Zimbabwe.

Comment: For more on the effects of salt in your diet, and what kinds to look for, check out:
  • Low salt diets increase your risk of death by 27%
  • Salt is good for you
  • Real salt, Celtic salt, and Himalayan salt



Health

"Peasant's soup" and the importance of broth


Homemade broth can restore your joints, blood vessels, skin, bone, intestines and more...
We argue over the great nutritional deficiencies of our time. Some say omega 3's, others propose low mineral levels like magnesium, selenium, zinc, while still others cite the lack of every vitamin, fruit, vegetable, herb, spice and amino acid. Sure! They are all correct, more or less.

Maybe the most overlooked deficiency is simply real soup, not the stuff in a can. The easily absorbed proteins and minerals once found in the peasant's soup pot are absent in today's popular boneless/skinless chicken breast or other foods of convenience. Any fish or animal carcass plus a mix of veggies and herbs has always been the ticket to restoring the human "carcass." Broth bars are springing up around the country in the footsteps of juice bars as healthy choices over fast foods and vending machine snackage.

Strong Statement, Undeniable Biochemistry

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The epidemic of arthritis, heart/artery and bowel disease, rampant sports injuries, skin problems and skeletal erosion is largely due to the lack of soup and vitamin C, which is critical for collagen synthesis. Collagen is the substance that cartilage joint surfaces, spinal discs, tendons, ligaments, bones, blood vessels, lymphatics, fascia, fat cells, mucous membranes and beautiful skin are made from. These connective tissues are the mud and straw of our bodies, the glue and fiber that hold us together and even act as an internal electric grid.

Homemade soups contain a raft of proteins, including the amino acids lysine and proline emphasized by Linus Pauling along with glucosamine/chondrotin sulfate and hyaluronic acid plus all the phosphorous and other minerals that leach from bone and cartilage. You may note these contents in various arthritis supplements and see Vitamin C/collagen appearing on labels of high end beauty and wrinkle creams.

Stocks can be used in dozens of ways beside soup to slurp with a spoon. The best gravies, sauces, stews and gumbos start with stocks, and grains like rice and quinoa can be cooked in stock.

How-To in a Nutshell

Chicken soup is fine but imagine fish heads, shrimp shells, deer bones, wild duck and turkey carcasses along with the standard beef, pork and lamb. In a pinch and for strong gelatin, grab some split pig feet and tails and gnaw the skin and cartilage, too. Connoisseurs prefer to simmer beef bones for 24-36 hours, but 6 hrs is plenty for beef stew in my kitchen. Some roast bones first to add flavor. All the others make fine stocks in under two hours of gentle cooking, more like simmering than hard boiling. Fish stocks of smallish non-oily salt water species may be the most nutrient diverse — just gut, snip out gills and rinse in brine.
All it takes is a big stainless steel pot, water, sea salt, pepper, garlic, onion, celery and acidic vinegar, lemon juice or tomatoes to insure maximum mineral release. Fish head stocks also require a fine screen to strain scales. Any vegetable, herbs like thyme, basil, bay, oregano and even ginger, turmeric, pineapple skins, hot peppers, potatoes, noodles and rice work; check recipes on internet and use your imagination, because anything goes. Vegetables can be steamed or roasted separately or added near the end to prevent over cooking. The thickness of gelatin upon refrigeration is proof positive of success and gels themselves are full of richly structured water. Reheat only the portion to be consumed. Fresh stocks can be frozen.

Plan a Protocol

Soups and extra Vitamin C are standard maintenance when healthy, but facing any symptoms like gum disease, arthritis, skin problems, joint sprains, digestive issues or even colds/sinus... require raising the doses. Higher doses might include pig feet or fish soup plus 3-5 oral megadoses of Vitamin C/baking soda per day, every day, until completely healed. Expect results and improvement with some issues in days and weeks to possibly a month or two for joint/tendon/ligament/cartilage healing where vasculature is sparse.

Comment: Also see:

  • Stock vs. Broth: Are you confused?
  • Top 5 reasons why bone broth is the bomb
  • Vitamin C stops the growth of some cancerous tumors in mice
  • Vitamin C boosts life expectancy



Life Preserver

Orthomolecular treatment for adverse effects of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine

Immunization of adolescent girls with the human papilloma-virus (HPV) vaccine was initiated with the intention to prevent uterine and cervical cancer. The first HPV vaccine, called "Gardasil" (Merck) was approved in 2006, and a second vaccine called "Cervarix" (GSK) was introduced in 2007. By the end of 2013, approximately 130 million doses of Gardasil and 44 million doses of Cervarix had been distributed worldwide. In 2010, both vaccines were widely given to Japanese girls. In April 2013, Japan added both HPV vaccines to their government recommended vaccination schedule.

High incidence of side effects

In June 2013, only 2 months after the law was issued, the Japanese government suspended the recommendation for these vaccines. A new study reported that the adverse events of Gardasil and Cervarix were 1.7 to 3.6 times higher than other vaccines. The government task force analyzed reports of HPV vaccine injuries. They examined 2,500 cases and found 617 (25%) cases to be "serious."

Amazingly, the official task force then issued this statement:

"We find no physical cause for the alleged and presumed adverse reactions in those vaccinated girls, so we cannot recommend any specific therapy. We conclude that their so-called adverse reactions are psychosomatic. The government should provide counseling to the girls so that they may be freed from their psychosomatic reactions."

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Common amino acid L-arginine found to stop the formation of dental plaque

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Arginine, a common amino acid found naturally in foods, breaks down dental plaque, which could help millions of people avoid cavities and gum disease, researchers at the University of Michigan and Newcastle University have discovered.

Alexander Rickard, assistant professor of epidemiology at the U-M School of Public Health, and colleagues, discovered that in the lab L-arginine -- found in red meat, poultry, fish and dairy products, and is already used in dental products for tooth sensitivity--stopped the formation of dental plaque.

"This is important as bacteria like to aggregate on surfaces to form biofilms. Dental plaque is a biofilm," Rickard said. "Biofilms account for more than 50 percent of all hospital infections. Dental plaque biofilms contribute to the billions of dollars of dental treatments and office visits every year in the United States."

Dental biofilms are the culprits in the formation of dental caries (cavities), gingivitis and periodontal disease. Surveys indicate that nearly 24 percent of adults in the United States have untreated dental caries, and about 39 percent have moderate-to-severe periodontitis, a number that rises to 64 percent for those over age 65.

Most methods for dental plaque control involve use of antimicrobial agents, such as chlorhexidine, which are chemicals aimed at killing plaque bacteria, but they can affect sense of taste and stain teeth. Antimicrobial treatments have been the subject of debate about overuse in recent years.

Comment: As L-arginine is found in red meat, poultry and fish, it makes sense that our hunter-gatherer ancestors had much better oral health than we do today. In a study published in Nature Genetics, researchers looked at calcified plaque on ancient teeth from 34 prehistoric human skeletons. What they found was that as our diets shifted from eating meat, vegetables and nuts to carbohydrates and sugar - so too did the composition of bacteria in our mouths. Certain types of disease-causing bacteria that were particularly efficient at using carbohydrates started to win out over other types of "friendly" bacteria in human mouths.


Light Saber

Scientists discover effective non-toxic herbal supplement to treat glaucoma

Scientists may have found an effective all-natural treatment for glaucoma, according to new research presented today at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, in Denver, Colo.

In a study of adult mice, baicalein—a non-toxic, natural flavonoid derived from the root of Scutellaria baicalensis—reduced intraocular pressure (IOP) by improving the rate at which fluid drained from the eye.

"Baicalein showed a consistent ocular hypotensive response and was able to reduce IOP during both daytime and nighttime in normal animals," says Hoi-lam Li, of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University School of Optometry in Hong Kong. "It remains to be determined whether baicalein has any IOP-lowering effect in ocular hypertensive rats."

Comment: Scutellaria baicalensis is commonly known as Baical skullcap, huang-qin or golden root. It is a Chinese medicinal herb used for over 2000 years to treat fevers, hypertension, coughing, and other ailments. The herb has also been used for anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, immunoprotective, anticancer, antimicrobial, antiviral, and circulatory conditions.


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Cancer as a business model: $100 billion spent on chemotherapy drugs last year

If you are an American, there is a 1 in 3 chance that you will get cancer during your lifetime. If you are a man, the odds are closer to 1 in 2. And almost everyone in America either knows someone who currently has cancer or who has already died from cancer. But it wasn't always this way. Back in the 1940s, only one out of every sixteen Americans would develop cancer. Something has happened that has caused the cancer rate in this nation to absolutely explode, and it is being projected that cancer will soon surpass heart disease and become the leading cause of death in the United States. Overall, the World Health Organization says that approximately 14 million new cases of cancer are diagnosed around the globe each year, and the number of new cases is expected to increase by about 70 percent over the next 2 decades. There are very few words in the English language that cause more fear than the word "cancer", but despite billions spent on research and all of the technological progress we have made over the years this plague just continues to spiral wildly out of control. Why is that?

Comment: The saddest truth is that numerous alternative non-toxic methods have been found to successfully combat cancer, yet the medical mafia actively prevents most people from becoming aware of their efficacy because chemotherapy is so much more lucrative.


Family

New study shows 79% increase in US home births

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A study done by birthing specialists show home births have jumped by 79% in recent years. Of course doctors are outraged and one head OB GYN of a clinic asked "why would anyone ever want to have their baby at home"


Comment: Perhaps it has something to do with this:

Report finds US 'worst place to be a mother' among developed nations


The geniuses at Fox wouldn't allow their video to embed so we have a snippet above, but you can watch the whole video here. It's interesting to say the least.

We aren't surprised that nearly every mainstream news outlet we can find is reporting this story as "stunning" and frightening". They interview experts who say how incredibly dangerous this is to have a baby at home (women haven't been doing it for centuries or anything) and how you should have your baby at the hospital! Surprisingly one OB GYN does admit if someone has a licensed midwife overseeing the birth she might be ok with it.

Some doctors in the news today are blaming it on the internet (go internet!) and say people perceive hospitals as evil or dangerous (why yes, many of us do!)


Comment: We can't really blame them:

Has Drug-Driven Medicine Become A Form of Human Sacrifice?


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Root Canals: The horrible truth revealed

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Did you know that root canals can have untold, negative effects on your health? People are slowly discovering the hidden dangers of root canals as more medical professionals speak out about their dangers. Here is what you need to know.

Dr. George Meinig, author of Root Canal Cover Up, said it best when he quoted Dr. Weston A. Price as follows:
"... when infected teeth produce disturbance in other parts of the body, it is not necessary that the quantity of infection be large, nor is it demonstrated that it is necessary that organisms pass throughout the body or to the special tissues involved, but the evidence at hand strongly suggests that soluble poisons may pass from the infected teeth to the lymph or blood circulation, or both, and produce system disturbance entirely out of proportion to the quantity involved.

The evidence indicates that toxic substances may under certain circumstances sensitize the body or special tissues so that very small quantities of the organisms, which produce the toxin, may produce very marked reactions and disturbances." (Source: Root Canal Teeth and Cavitations by Lowell Weiner DDS, FAGD)
This quote may be long and sound complex; however, it speaks directly to why root canals should be avoided. Whenever a tooth is root canaled it sets up a situation that is identical to the one described above.

Harmful substances are produced by the infected root canaled tooth which can have serious effects on constitutional health. When these infections and their circulating toxins occur unchecked for prolonged periods of time, systemic damage often results.

Comment:
The hidden dangers of root canals you don't know about

Root Canal, Diet, Degenerative Disease Connection : 97% Of Terminal Cancer Patients Had Root Canals

Root Canals Destructive to Health - Why Would You Want A Dead Tooth in Your Mouth for Life?


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Flawed medical research may be ruining your health

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There is a cancer eating at the core of medical research.

You've most likely heard of medical reports touting the effectiveness of a diet plan, a new drug, a supplement, or medical procedure. You may have even decided on a course of action based on these findings, only to find out later that they have been refuted by new studies.

Strikingly, the odds are that the studies that influenced your decision, and possibly the decision of your doctor, were wrong.

We are bombarded by medical research studies that don't stand the test of time and potentially cause serious negative health outcomes.

Comment: Read more about Dr. Ioannidis, 'one of medicine's top mythbusters'
Why Almost Everything You Hear About Medicine Is Wrong

But what if wrong answers aren't the exception but the rule? More and more scholars who scrutinize health research are now making that claim. It isn't just an individual study here and there that's flawed, they charge. Instead, the very framework of medical investigation may be off-kilter, leading time and again to findings that are at best unproved and at worst dangerously wrong. The result is a system that leads patients and physicians astray - spurring often costly regimens that won't help and may even harm you.

It's a disturbing view, with huge im-plications for doctors, policymakers, and health-conscious consumers. And one of its foremost advocates, Dr. John P.A. Ioannidis, has just ascended to a new, prominent platform after years of crusading against the baseless health and medical claims. As the new chief of Stanford University's Prevention Research Center, Ioannidis is cementing his role as one of medicine's top mythbusters. "People are being hurt and even dying" because of false medical claims, he says: not quackery, but errors in medical research.