The breast cancer link to bras

'The birth of feminism in the late 1960s and early 1970s featured young women burning bras as a counterpoint to young men burning their draft cards. Bra burning was a social statement. Now there's more discussion regarding the medical merits of those demonstrations.

Ironically, it was an American woman who invented the bra around the turn of the 20th century, according to Ken L. Smith, a health educator and Breast Health Facilitator for the American Cancer Society.'


Anti-Inflammatory Properties of Tart Cherry

Foods that Ease Pain
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'On October 17, 2005, the FDA sent out warning letters to cherry growers insisting that they cease making substantiated health claims that specific chemicals found in cherries could reduce pain and inflammation.1,2

The FDA wanted cherry growers to stop citing published scientific studies showing that cherries are packed with unique anthocyanins and other compounds that naturally mediate the inflammatory process.3-6 These compounds deliver comparable anti-inflammatory activity to ibuprofen (Advil®) and naproxen (Aleve®)7—but without the significant side effects!'


Laser away tooth decay: Five-minute blast from beam makes teeth repair themselves... with much less drilling   

'If you hate going to the dentist, this may bring a smile of relief to your face.For scientists have found a way to make a decayed tooth repair itself, using a laser beam.

The breakthrough could mean many patients will no longer need painful and costly treatment.As well as making trips to the dentist a lot more pleasant, it could also see dentures bite the dust.
Just a five minute blast from a laser was enough to kick-start the healing process inside the mouth, researchers found.'


5 Facts On Cancer That Conventional Medicine Is Now Aggressively Claiming Are Myths

'According to the conventional wisdom of mainstream medicine, the world's leading health practitioners in alternative, complementary and integrative medicine have it all wrong and are misinforming millions in practice and on the internet with a barrage of myths and misconceptions they claim are causing more harm to cancer patients. 

Could this initiative to sway opinion by leading cancer authorities possibly, just possibly be related to the revolution that is happening around the world--highlighting the dangers and ineffectiveness of toxic chemotherapy and radiation, bringing cancer cures such as cannabis to the forefront, or the emerging mass markets now creating awareness on the reality of our food and the consequences of the cancer industry itself?'


Earthing: The Holy Grail of Medicine?

‘What is Earthing? Earthing is much more than your typical transcendental journey through the Chakra system. In reality, the relatively new concept has many professionals regarding Earthing as one of the most important health discoveries of our time. With so much scientific evidence supporting its positive effects on overall human health, it’s difficult not to wonder, what’s all the hype?

EARTHING EXPLAINEDEarthing, also known as grounding, is based on research that demonstrate that connecting to Earth’s electrical energy promotes physical wellbeing. The act of Earthing refers to a physical connection between the electrical frequencies of the human body with that of Earth’s (think barefoot in the grass, or at the beach). Just like the sun constantly provides us with energy and vitamins, the earth too is a source of subtle energy that contributes to optimum health.’


The Health Benefits of Flaxseed Oil
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'There has been a lot of talk about the health benefits of flaxseed oil but many people don’t know exactly what it is and what it specifically does. Flax is a good source of plant omega-3 fatty acids, dietary fiber and other nutrients. It’s nutrient composition differs from that of other major oil seeds such as canola and sunflower. It’s important to get the facts straight to make the best choice when purchasing flaxseed oil.' 

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Cannabis Rx: Cutting Through the Misinformation

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by Dr. Andrew Weil 
September 12, 2010 

If an American doctor of the late 19th century stepped into a time warp and emerged in 2010, he would be shocked by the multitude of pharmaceuticals that today's physicians use. 
But as he pondered this array (and wondered, as I do, whether most are really necessary), he would soon notice an equally surprising omission, and exclaim, "Where's my Cannabis indica?"

No wonder -- the poor fellow would feel nearly helpless without it. 
In his day, labor pains, asthma, nervous disorders and even colicky babies were treated with a fluid extract of Cannabis indica, also known as "Indian hemp." 
(Cannabis is generally seen as having three species -- sativa, indica and ruderalis -- but crossbreeding is common, especially between sativa and indica.) 
At least 100 scientific papers published in the 19th century backed up such uses. 

Then the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937 made possession or transfer of Cannabis illegal in the U.S. except for certain medical and industrial uses, which were heavily taxed. 
The legislation began a long process of making Cannabis use illegal altogether. 
Many historians have examined this sorry chapter in American legislative history, and the dubious evidence for Cannabis addiction and violent behavior used to secure the bill's passage. 
"Under the Influence: The Disinformation Guide to Drugs" by Preston Peet makes a persuasive case that the Act's real purpose was to quash the hemp industry, making synthetic fibers more valuable for industrialists who owned the patents.

Meanwhile, as a medical doctor and botanist, my aim has always been to filter out the cultural noise surrounding the genus Cannabis and see it dispassionately: as a plant with bioactivity in human beings that may have therapeutic value. 
From this perspective, what can it offer us?

As it turns out, a great deal. 
Research into possible medical uses of Cannabis is enjoying a renaissance. In recent years, studies have shown potential for treating nausea, vomiting, premenstrual syndrome, insomnia, migraines, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injuries, alcohol abuse, collagen-induced arthritis, asthma, atherosclerosis, bipolar disorder, depression, Huntington's disease, Parkinson's disease, sickle-cell disease, sleep apnea, Alzheimer's disease and anorexia nervosa.

But perhaps most exciting, cannabinoids (chemical constituents of Cannabis, the best known being tetrahydrocannabinol or THC) may have a primary role in cancer treatment and prevention. 
A number of studies have shown that these compounds can inhibit tumor growth in laboratory animal models. 
In part, this is achieved by inhibiting angiogenesis, the formation of new blood vessels that tumors need in order to grow. 
What's more, cannabinoids seem to kill tumor cells without affecting surrounding normal cells. 
If these findings hold true as research progresses, cannabinoids would demonstrate a huge advantage over conventional chemotherapy agents, which too often destroy normal cells as well as cancer cells.

As long ago as 1975, researchers reported that cannabinoids inhibited the growth of a certain type of lung cancer cell in test tubes and in mice. 
Since then, laboratory studies have shown that cannabinoids have effects against tumor cells from glioblastoma (a deadly type of brain cancer) as well as those from thyroid cancer, leukemia/lymphoma, and skin, uterus, breast, stomach, colorectal, pancreatic and prostate cancers.

So far, the only human test of cannabinoids against cancer was performed in Spain, and was designed to determine if treatment was safe, not whether it was effective. 
(In studies on humans, such "phase one trials," are focused on establishing the safety of a new drug, as well as the right dosage.) 
In the Spanish study, reported in 2006, the dose was administered intracranially, directly into the tumors of patients with recurrent brain cancer. 
The investigation established the safety of the dose and showed that the compound used decreased cell proliferation in at least two of nine patients studied.

It is not clear that smoking marijuana achieves blood levels high enough to have these anticancer effects. 
We need more human research, including well-designed studies to find the best mode of administration.

If you want to learn more about this subject, I recommend an excellent documentary film, "What If Cannabis Cured Cancer," by Len Richmond, [] which summarizes the remarkable research findings of recent years. 
Most medical doctors are not aware of this information and its implications for cancer prevention and treatment. 
The film presents compelling evidence that our current policy on Cannabis is counterproductive.

Another reliable source of information is the chapter on cannabinoids and cancer in "Integrative Oncology" (Oxford University Press, 2009), a textbook I edited with integrative oncologist Donald I. Abrams, M.D. ... 

After more than 70 years of misinformation about this botanical remedy, I am delighted that we are finally gaining a mature understanding of its immense therapeutic potential. 


Photo: Dr. Andrew Weil 

Dr. Weil is the founder and director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine and the editorial director of
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'If an American doctor of the late 19th century stepped into a time warp and emerged in 2010, he would be shocked by the multitude of pharmaceuticals that today's physicians use. 

But as he pondered this array (and wondered, as I do, whether most are really necessary), he would soon notice an equally surprising omission, and exclaim, "Where's my Cannabis indica?"

No wonder -- the poor fellow would feel nearly helpless without it. 

In his day, labor pains, asthma, nervous disorders and even colicky babies were treated with a fluid extract of Cannabis indica, also known as "Indian hemp." 

(Cannabis is generally seen as having three species -- sativa, indica and ruderalis -- but crossbreeding is common, especially between sativa and indica.) 

At least 100 scientific papers published in the 19th century backed up such uses.' 


Government Requires Pasteurization of All Almonds, Even Organic & Raw 

'If you are purist when it comes to nutritional value of nuts, it may come as a shock to discover that most of the world’s almonds are heat treated. A little known secret in almond production and processing is that irrespective of the status of standard, raw or organically produced almonds, the world’s largest producer is required, according to The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), to pasteurize all almonds. This means even organic and raw almonds shipped in North America are exposed to heat treatments.'


An Unexpected Reason Americans Are Overweight

'The documentary Fed Up, released in theaters on May 9, untangles the roots of obesity in America’s youth. Directed by Stephanie Soechtig and narrated by Katie Couric, Fed Up does not shrink from telling viewers how the government’s decades-long capitulation to Big Food and its lobbyists has fostered an epidemic of excess pounds. The national focus on diet, diet foods and exercise is not abating the obesity epidemic and actually making it worse, charges the film.'


Malibu Moms to Vaccine Industry: Take your shots and shove 'em
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'The vaccine industry is beside itself.

College educated Moms in Malibu and all around the Los Angeles area are refusing shots for their children at an accelerating rate.

And, as any trendspotter knows, lifestyle trends that take hold in California typically spread to the rest of the country over time.

How strong is this trend?

Estimates are that only 20% of children that attend some private schools in the Los Angeles area are vaccinated. 

You read that right. Privately educated children in LA are unvaccinated up to 80% of the time!


Hot Peppers Prevent The Number One Cause of Death

'Capsaicinoids found in cayenne pepper, jalapenos, habaneros and other chili peppers already have an established treatment role in creams to address joint and arthritis pain. They also promote fat burning, increase metabolism and even kill cancer cells. Scientists have now reported the latest evidence that chili peppers are a heart-healthy food with potential to protect against the No. 1 cause of death in the developed world.'


Breathing Exercises Stop Panic Attacks and Anxiety 
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'Breathing exercises stop panic attacks and anxiety! This is because breathing and oxygenation are critical to avoiding stress primarily because they keep acidosis away.

Blood tends to be alkaline because the vital combustion taking place in the body are mostly acid in character. Alkalinity of the blood allows chemical processes to move acid from the tissues to discharge points such as the lungs, kidneys and bowels. The concentration of oxygen and carbon gasses from breathing affect the pH of blood, and thereby breathing-rate. When your breathing is out of balance, you may develop shortness of breath known as hyperventilation. Breathing exercises stop panic attacks and anxiety by preventing this process.

Breathing produces over 95% of your energy and drives your nervous system'


Are Saunas the Next Big Performance-Enhancing “Drug”?

'Historically, saunas have a longstanding tradition of use. They are common to many Eastern European countries, as well as Asia. In some countries, such as Finland, you can find them in nearly every home, where they're used for relaxation, detoxification and more.

Saunas are actually becoming increasingly used by athletes as well, but not only for the post-workout muscle relaxation as you might expect.

According to Rhonda Perciavalle Patrick, Ph.D., increasing your core temperature for short periods, as is done by using a sauna, may offer dramatic improvements to your athletic performance. She calls this concept "hyperthermic conditioning," which emerging research suggests has multiple positive effects on your body, from increased endurance to the growth of new brain cells.'


Ginger Destroys Leukemia Without Harming Body Cells


ED Note: This article contains excellent information, but disregard the ginger tea recipe in the article, it's a joke. Instead, use the recipe in the video below for making authentic, medicinal strength, ginger root tea. However, do NOT add AGAVE to the tea ever. Agave is not a healthy, or a 'natural' sweetener; it's highly processed and actually similar to high fructose corn syrup. 

Instead let the tea cool down some and add raw honey according to taste with each serving. If you are serving the entire pot full of tea in one sitting then it's okay to add the tea to the pot. But if you reheat the tea with the honey in it, the heat will destroy the healing benefits and enzymes in the raw honey.

'Recently, Chinese scientists were able to confirm that ginger destroys leukemia cells. The research, which was carried out in November 2013, discovered an important compound in ginger called “6-Shagoal” that precipitates a reaction resulting in the destruction of leukemia cells.'

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Thyroid Cancer Epidemic Caused by Misinformation, Not Cancer

'Did you know the vast majority of thyroid cancer diagnoses are FALSE? And yet, the vast majority go ahead and get 'treated' anyway, with total removal of the gland, radiation and life long hormone replacement. 

Any diagnosis of cancer can be highly traumatic. Given the conventionally held view that screen detected, early-stage lesions or tumors will inevitably grow into invasive, lethal cancers without conventional treatment, receiving a diagnosis represents a psychic wound with adverse physiological consequences that can, in and of itself, injure the patient and reduce their chances of success in treatment.'

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Colloidal Silver a Wonderful Miracle For Cancer Patients

'Did You Know…that cancerous cells can actually revert to a healthy state within 24 hours when treated with a special protocol consisting of DMSO and colloidal silver?
Nicknamed “The Overnight Cancer Cure,” the DMSO/colloidal silver protocol was invented and refined by a member of the Independent Cancer Research Foundation. This protocol was designed specifically to transform cancerous cells into healthy cells — fast.

The theory behind the DMSO/colloidal silver treatment is that cancer is caused by a specific microbe that gets inside healthy cells and causes them to become malignant. The protocol draws heavily from the work of Dr. Royal Rife, who researched the relationship between cancer and microbes extensively in the early 20th century.'


Secrets That Can Help You Live Longer

'There's compelling evidence suggesting that having a calm mind and active body are two important ingredients for longevity. The meditative technique known as "mindfulness" has even been shown to have a beneficial effect on genetic expression. 

According to the featured article, meditation has also been found to affect the enzyme telomerase, which some researchers believe is actively involved with the process of aging. As for keeping your body active, avoiding sitting is perhaps of even greater importance than having a regular workout regimen.

The science is very clear on this point: sitting too much is a surefire way to take years off your life! And that applies even if you exercise vigorously a few times a week.'


Disinformed Consent
ED NOTE: Realize that the vaccine injury awards are very hard to obtain and the system is hardly known to exist among most vaccine injury victims or their parents - bottom line: this large dollar amount is the tip of the vaccine injury iceberg. And most of the dollar awards come from a government court that's funded by taxpayer dollars and vaccine industry surcharges that go toward the fund. Very little if any comes from Big Pharma directly.

‘We are living in the age of disinformed consent. Parents assume their doctors and their public health authorities are providing them with all relevant vaccine information, and nothing could be further from the truth.

Obviously, if vaccines can kill and cause serious and debilitating lifelong damage – which they can, and do – the vaccine administrator must provide that information to the client, in unambiguous fashion, regardless of the estimated size of the risk. It’s an ethical mandate that must be fulfilled, but it never is.

There is a fundamental reason: medical schools don’t teach the history and nature of vaccine damage and death; nor do nursing and pharmacy schools. Yet doctors, nurses, and, these days, pharmacists, are the very ones who administer vaccines, and upon whom we rely for full information. Somewhere there is made a conscious decision to exclude the reality of serious vaccine damage from the curricula.’



'Aging appears to begin between the ages of 27 and 35 when the production of enzymes that dissolve protein begins to diminish. Enzymes are widely recognized for their importance in digesting food. They also break up circulating immune complexes in the blood. Enzymes can act to prevent too much fibrin from being deposited in wounds, fractures and joints. These enzymes also remove necrotic debris and excess fibrin from the blood stream. 

Immune system regulation can also be accomplished with enzymes. Most of the development of systemic enzyme therapy was carried out in the Far East and Europe. Enzyme therapy is a prime example of a situation in which US medicine is missing the boat due to a lack of awareness of what the rest of the world is doing and our unwillingness to use therapies not made by “big pharma.” Enzymes can not be patented so they are of little interest to drug companies.'


How to Bring Minerals Back Into the Soil and Food Supply



'So, how bad is the situation, really? The sad reality is, it's quite bad. For example, Dr. Dunning's work shows that in order to receive the same amount of iron you used to get from one apple in 1950, by 1998 you had to eat 26 apples! The reason food doesn't taste as good as it used to is also related to the deterioration of mineral content. The minerals actually form the compounds that give the fruit or vegetable its flavor.

Fewer Minerals = Greater Disease Rates

As demineralization increases, disease rates rise, as indicated in the following chart. Dr. Dunning also scoured the archives of the CDC, NIH, American Heart Association, and other agencies, tracking the incidence of disease over the same periods, and came up with the second chart below. As you can see, a very clear pattern emerges when all this information is combined.' 


Toddlers Dosed With Speed? How Big Pharma Hooks America's Kids on Dangerous Meds

'A report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week confirmed what many have suspected: more than 10,000 2- and 3-year-olds in the U.S. are being dosed with drugs like Ritalin and Adderall for "attention deficit hyperactivity disorder." You read that right.There is no medical basis to the dosing. 

American Academy of Pediatrics' guidelines for ADHD "do not even address the diagnosis in children 3 and younger—let alone the use of such stimulant medications," reported theNew York Times, especially because "hyperactivity and impulsivity are developmentally appropriate for toddlers."'


7 Weird Health Tips that Really Work!

 Weird Health Tips
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'Actor Chris Pratt is quoted as having said, “I have some weird habits. For instance, I love beets. Show me a salad bar and I will clean them out of their beets.”

Beets are definitely good for you. When Chris indulges in this habit, he’s getting a good dose of a number of vitamins and minerals, supporting his liver function, boosting his mental health, and taming any inflammation he may have in his body. 

Weird habit? Maybe, but nonetheless, a healthy one! 

You may have some similar habits, but are they good for you? We’ve listed seven here that definitely work in your favor. If yours is in the list, you’re good to go. If not, well, let us know, and we’ll do our best to find out!' 


Green Tea Reduces Lung Cancer Risk Even in Smokers


'Drinking a cup of green tea each day may reduce the risk of lung cancer in both smokers and non smokers, according to a recent study. However, experts say the tea should never be used as an excuse to continue smoking.

A study conducted by Dr I-Hsin Lin, of Chung Shan Medical University in Taiwan, looked at the link between drinking green tea and the risk of developing lung cancer. Green tea is commonly consumed in Asia, where cancer is less prevalent than in other parts of the world, and this has caused scientists to speculate on whether green tea can lower the risk of developing cancer.'