Antibiotics have been used for the past 70 years to treat all types of infectious diseases. The proper use of antibiotics to treat bacterial infections has helped thousands of people from illnesses like pneumonia, fresh wounds, and severe bacterial infections.
However, the major issue is that anti-biotic medications are one of the most over prescribed drugs in America today. According to Reuters pediatricians in the United States write more than 10 Million unnecessary antibiotics every year for conditions like the flu and asthma.
Did you know that people who drink diet sodas to lose weight, actually tend to gain weight!? Aspartame is one of those food industry inventions we should have known was too good to be true. A sweet taste, with no calories, that will allow us to consume sweets without the added guilt or damage to our waist lines…who doesn’t wish that was actually possible? But, aspartame is actually linked to over 92 adverse health effects.
Sugar creates its own health problems and aspartame is not a better or healthier alternative, regardless of the calorie savings. Think of this quote, “Would you rather be hit in the head with a wooden bat or a metal bat?”
You may be hearing more and more about a potent and sour little fruit called Indian Gooseberry. It’s native to India and tropical areas of southeast Asia and has long been used as a supplement in alternative medicine. The Indian gooseberry is also referred to as amla or amalaki. Dried gooseberry powder can be added to tonics and supplements and is commonly taken for a range of conditions, such as fighting heart disease and cancer.
Usually thought of as a vegetable, a mushroom is a fungus that is full of nutrients that can boost the immune system and combat many diseases and conditions.
Mushrooms are low in carbohydrates and calories and high in B vitamins, chitin, fiber, iron, niacin, potassium, protein, riboflavin, selenium and zinc. They also contain high levels of beta-glucans, compounds that keep immune cells alert, and ergothioneine, an important antioxidant.
Not getting at least 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep per night (at night) can be just as bad as eating poorly and not exercising. Even more, the Journal of Occupation and Environmental Medicine recently found that women working the night shift had 400% higher risk of cancer.
Among Indian people aged 70 to 79, the rate of Alzheimer’s is less than one-quarter that of the United States. Epidemiologists have hypothesized that the turmeric that is part of daily curries eaten in India may help explain the low rate of Alzheimer’s disease in that country. Study after study has shown amazing health benefits of Turmeric. The National Institute of health cites 24 studies on the medicinal benefits of turmeric and its major active component curcumin.
That’s a lot of people with cancer who will be racing to find a way to beat their grim diagnosis.
Do you or someone you know have cancer? Cancer has impacted just about everyone in the modern world today. As a result of our modern, ‘convenient’ lifestyle cancer rates are soaring in developed countries. Sadly, the countries with the most conveniences and most developed medical communities face the highest rates of cancer.
Exposure to toxins in the water, air, soil, and our foods along with a sedentary lifestyle and poor eating habits are some of the most basic culprits of today’s cancer rates skyrocketing. What would you do if you were diagnosed with cancer?
Many years ago a man ahead of his times in the field of medicine began healing first himself using diet as medicine. Dr. Max Gerson was struggling with migraine headaches he simply couldn’t get rid of with conventional treatments. At that time, Gerson, a true visionary turned to diet for a cure.
During this initial search for migraine cures, one of Gerson’s patients discovered that by following this diet he had been healed of his case of troublesome skin tuberculosis.
If you’ve paid any attention to the news over the past month or so you’ve heard all the controversy about the new scanners at sixty-eight airports across the country. It seems like every time we turn around someone is complaining about something or someone wants to object to one or another implemented change.
Coming on the heels of last year’s thwarted Christmas Day terrorist attack on Northwest Airlines Flight 253,
Summertime is great for spending time outdoors in the sun. But if you slather on sunscreen before heading outside, I would strongly encourage you to learn why this might not be a good idea. Most sunscreens contain a host of toxic chemicals and block your body’s absorption of Vitamin D–a powerful cancer-fighting agent.
It may actually cause it.
This might touch a nerve with you. Slathering on sunscreen before going out in the sun has become as routine as brushing our teeth. We are inundated with messages from the media that sunscreen is the most effective way to prevent skin cancer.
The United States Preventive Services (USPS) Task Force recently released a recommendation that women in their 40’s should NOT have yearly mammograms. This recommendation obviously conflicts with those of the American Cancer Society (ACS) and other groups.
But many people wonder if the ACS recommendations aren’t some form of recruitment. After all, five radiologists have served as presidents of the American Cancer Society.
The American College of Physicians, however, made recommendations similar to the USPS a couple of years ago and the National Breast Cancer Coalition has routinely warned women of the limitations and potential for harm that mammograms hold.
Although you may have heard about many different anti-cancer diets, most of them share common elements. Cancer is a systemic disease with various causes. One extremely important way to prevent and/or treat cancer is nutritionally.
A cancer (or anti-cancer) diet consists of:
- Lowering toxin intake
- Supporting the body’s cleansing and detoxifying processes
- Eating healthy and nutrient-rich foods to support all of your body’s functions
Currently, protocols rely on a mouse model to choose what drugs and treatments to fund for cancer research. Former cancer researcher Homer Pearce says that these models are “woefully inadequate” and points out that “if you look at the millions and millions and millions of mice that have been cured, and you compare that to the relative success, or lack thereof, that we’ve achieved in the treatment of metastatic disease clinically, you realize that there just has to be something wrong with those models.”
A million and a half Americans will be diagnosed with cancer in 2009, not including 1 million unreported cases of squamous skin cell cancer. Half a million Americans will die of cancer this year, about 1500 a day.
The crazy thing is…cancer research has been going on for about 35 years! As Clifton Leaf pointed out in his 2004 Fortune Magazine article “Why We’re Losing the War on Cancer [and How We Can Win It]”: it took only 6 years from the time the theory of nuclear fission was presented to the bombing of Hiroshima. It took only 11 years from the creation of NASA to get our men on the moon and it took only 18 years for scientists to sequence the entire human genome!