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14 November 2017

 - How you live your life affects your health, either positively or negatively. Having a healthy lifestyle is a must if you want to be free from diseases. Studies reveal that food, obesity and cancer are related to each other.

Obesity is caused by the kind of food you eat. Mounting evidence has shown that diet is the primary cause of cancer in the world today and that an obese person is more likely to develop cancer.

A study, published in the journal CMAJ Open, analyzed the incidence of cancer attributed to lifestyle and environmental factors. The researchers estimated summary population attributable risk estimates for 24 factors: passive and active smoking; overweight and obesity; lack of physical activity; inadequate fruit and vegetable intake, inadequate fiber intake, excess red and processed meat intake, salt intake, inadequate calcium consumption, and vitamin D intake; alcohol; oral contraceptives and hormone therapy; Epstein-Barr virus, hepatitis B and C viruses, human papillomavirus, and Helicobacter pylori; air pollution; natural and artificial ultraviolet radiation; radon; and water disinfection by-products.

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27 October 2017

Image: Cannabis as a preventative: Studies show it helps guard against cancer, neurodegenerative disease, Alzheimer’s, arthritis - While it seems like there’s no end to the debate about the legalized use of cannabis, even health experts can no longer deny that marijuana lets individuals enjoy certain medical benefits. Several studies have proven that cannabis is a preventative medicine that can reduce the likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s, arthritis, cancer, and certain neurodegenerative diseases.

There are studies that have also gathered proof that cannabis is a viable treatment for chronic pain and seizures. Others even believe that the regular use of cannabis oil can help treat cancer. (Related: Cannabis innovators set out to map the marijuana genome: new information could prevent the sale of falsely advertised bud.)

Pharmaceutical companies are also taking advantage of the benefits of the drug by funding the development of cannabinoid-based medicines. These drugs often contain cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the two cannabinoids that are responsible for the medicinal properties of the plant.

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8 September 2017

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Curcumin, the main compound of turmeric, is being considered as an effective and inexpensive alternative treatment for various forms of cancer. Research validating this relationship is limited; although health and wellness experts say the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of the ingredient incite apoptosis among cancer cells. To date, the manner in which curcumin was introduced into the body was through supplements. While this was already observed to be effective, the curcumin still had to go through various biological processes before reaching its intended area. Using nanoparticles eliminated the delay; presumably reaching tumor cells almost immediately.

What is most interesting about the results of this study is that curcumin was seen to reduce the size and appearance of tumor cells that had already developed a resistance to traditional cancer treatments.

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6 September 2017

 - In striking contrasts, a university-based team just announced it has developed a five-dollar treatment that completely abolishes cancer in the same week news headlines hailed the Food & Drug Administration’s approval of a $475,000 immunotherapy treatment for blood cancer (leukemia).

I’m sure readers want to hear about the five-dollar cancer cure first.  A university-based team set out to develop a cancer cure that could be performed in third-world countries where incomes are low, equipment unavailable and even electricity non-existent.  What they came up with needs just a needle and a syringe and a steady hand.

It is called tumor ablation — the injection of ethanol (alcohol) directly into a solid tumor that causes tumor cells to dehydrate and die.  It has been successfully demonstrated in pancreatic, parathyroid, liver, adrenal and other tumors.  It requires no special equipment and was 100% effective at curing cancers in hamsters in the animal lab.  Its only drawback, escape of ethanol into surrounding healthy tissues, has been overcome by making an ethyl cellulose substance that is highly viscous and remains in place rather than spreading to healthy tissues.

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4 August 2017

- A little known therapy is gaining ground in treating some of our most devastating disorders and diseases: low-dose naltrexone (LDN). Originally used to help heroin and opiate addicts overcome their addiction, naltrexone works by attaching to the opioid receptors in the brain, which in turn blocks the “high” of the drugs. But it also hinders the body’s own feel-good endorphins and natural opiates. Because people felt so horrible on it, they rarely continued with the therapy.

Naltrexone was poised to fade into pharmaceutical history — that is until Bernard Bihari, MD, discovered that low-doses of the drug had an astounding, life-saving effect on his AIDS patients, as well as those struggling with cancer. He also found LDN was an exceptionally safe, effective and inexpensive treatment for a variety of autoimmune disorders, including: multiple sclerosis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, Chrohn’s disease, among others — with zero side-effects.

Dr. Bihari stumbled upon the healing abilities of LDN when he was working with heroin addicts around the time the AIDS epidemic struck. He noticed a correlation between low endorphin levels and high mortality rates in his patients, and suspected that if endorphins could be increased, immunity would be enhanced. Recalling research on how LDN triggered endorphin release, Dr. Bihari decided to give it a try with his AIDS patients. Incredibly, “their endorphin levels doubled or tripled, and more important, their immune systems bounced back and they got better.”

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2 August 2017

emotional-trauma-cancer - War, natural disasters, the loss of a loved one, domestic abuse, financial destitution, a cancer diagnosis, tragic events from childhood: these and so many more situations can cause the “bottom to fall out” of our lives. They can also leave us with medically-diagnosable psychological disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

But can emotional traumas, if left unresolved, actually lead to cancer? The answer, according to the latest research on stress, the emotions, and cancer… is an unequivocal Yes!

According to the American Psychological Association, trauma is “the emotional response someone has to an extremely negative event.” In-the-moment responses to such events (often called “shock”), such as racing pulse, dizziness, confusion, numbness, disorientation, and distraction, are a normal part of our system’s “fight or flight” response.

Problems arise, however, when the effect of such events are so severe that they linger with us long after the fact.

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24 July 2017

 - It’s no secret that the current most common methods of cancer treatment, surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy, have a vast number of unfortunate, painful, and even potentially fatal side effects. That’s why scientists and doctors continue to search for new treatments that not only have higher success rates than traditional methods, but that also come with far fewer (ideally, zero) side effects.

One of the most promising potential cancer treatments to date has been discovered by British doctors at the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) at the Royal Marsden Hospital in Sutton, England: High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (Hifu), or sound wave therapy.

Hifu uses sound waves at frequencies above audible human limits to heat up the cells enough to kill them. These sound waves are 10,000 times higher frequency than those used during pregnancy to monitor fetal development or to see other organs. They heat up the cell to a temperature of about 55C for at least one second, just long enough to kill the cell. (1, 2, 3)

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22 July 2017

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In 2005, James Adair, professor of materials science and engineering, biomedical engineering, and pharmacology and partner Mark Kester, director of NanoStar Institute at the University of Virginia and former professor of pharmacology at Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey, founded the biopharmaceutical company Keystone Nano with the goal of gaining the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) approval for nanoscale biomedical products, the Penn State News website reported.

After years of research and testing, the FDA finally gave the green light to begin phase one human clinical trials to assess the use of ceramide nanoliposome as a possible cancer treatment. With the trials, Keystone Nano hopes to find safe dosing levels and examine the compound’s efficacy as an alternative cancer-fighting therapy.

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5 July 2017

A woman undergoes chemotherapy 

 - Chemotherapy could allow cancer to spread, and trigger more aggressive tumors, a new study suggests.

Researchers in the US studied the impact of drugs on patients with breast cancer and found medication increases the chance of cancer cells migrating to other parts of the body, where they are almost always lethal.

Around 55,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer in Britain every year and 11,000 will die from their illness.

Many are given chemotherapy before surgery, but the new research suggests that, although it shrinks tumours in the short term, it could trigger the spread of cancer cells around the body.

It is thought the toxic medication switches on a repair mechanism in the body which ultimately allows tumours to grow back stronger. It also increases the number of ‘doorways’ on blood vessels which allow cancer to spread throughout the body.

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14 June 2017

 - Has the Food and Drug Administration engineered a shortage of intravenous vitamin C as part of an overall attack on natural and non-toxic approaches to healing that compete with prescription drugs?

Natural Blaze claims that a critical shortage of IV bags in general followed an FDA ban on the mass production of intravenous vitamin C.

The FDA limited the availability of IV-C and the pharmaceutical industry halted production of injectable vitamins and minerals, after a 60 minute story about the miraculous recovery of a swine flu patient on life support.

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12 May 2017

 - Cannabis has been cultivated by man since neolithic times. For centuries, it has been rumoured to treat everything from inflammation to cancer.

But just how true are these claims? There are those that argue that cannabis is nothing more than a recreational drug that makes people high.

This viewpoint however, is not supported by the evidence. In actual fact, various scientific studies support the possibility that cannabis may be effective in triggering cell death, through a mechanism called apoptosis.

There are also many studies which claim that cannabis may be effective in preventing metastasis (the spread of cancer cells).

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6 May 2017

 - Cancer cells are always present in the human body, however, they are typically recognized by the immune system and destroyed before they cause any problems. It is when cancer cells go unrecognized and begin to multiply that they become a burden. Cancer cells differ from healthy cells in critical ways that make them harmful to the body and this article will help you understand how this cellular dysfunction occurs.

Cancer cells are unlike any other cell in the body and they act totally out of line with normal cell functions. As they develop, they begin to ignore the signals sent by the body telling them when and when not to grow or even when to die.

When they are allowed to accumulate they begin to stray even further from normal acquiring unique traits. 

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10 April 2017

 - Taking antibiotics may increase your risk of developing bowel cancer by up to 73 percent, according to a recent study. Bowel cancer, more commonly known as colorectal cancer, is a type of cancer that starts in the colon or rectum. It was recognized as the third most common cancer in the U.S. Data from a new study revealed that there will be an estimated 95,520 new cases of colon cancer and 39,910 new cases of rectal cancer in the country.

Researchers pooled data from the Nurses Health Study and found that undergoing antibiotic treatment between 15 days to two months increased the risk of developing adenomas or polyps by up to 36 percent in women aged 20 to 39 years. Study data also showed that the risk of adenoma diagnosis increased by up to 69 percent in women who had long-term antibiotic treatment in their forties or fifties. The overall risk of adenoma diagnosis was 73 percent higher in women who had long-term antibiotic treatment compared with those who did not take the drug, according to the study. However, more studies are needed to confirm the findings, researchers said.

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