Man with Incurable Lung Cancer, Turned Down Chemo and Outlived All His Doctors

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'In 1943, Stamatis Moraitis, a Greek war veteran from Ikaria, Greece came to the USA for a combat-related injury to his arm. He wound up falling in love, marrying a Greek-American woman, and having three lovely children. He bought his very own Leave it to Beaver three-bedroom house with his 1951 Chevrolet parked in the driveway.

 Stamatis was living the American Dream. It all seemed Hollywood perfect until 1976.  That’s when Stamatis began experiencing shortness of breath upon exertion – for example, when working or climbing stairs. Eventually, he consulted a doctor who diagnosed him with terminal lung cancer and gave him only months to live. Predictably the doctor urged him to start chemotherapy immediately as it was his only hope.'

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When the doctor’s away, the patient is more likely to survive

 
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"Don't get sick on a weekend." That advice is also part of a title of a research paper that evaluates the fates of patients who go through the emergency room on a weekend. These patients are more likely to die. It's just one of a number of studies that suggests patients who enter the hospital while the staffing is lower or the staff more relaxed end up with worse results.

But the precise cause of this enhanced weekend mortality has been hard to determine; is it the reduced staff, a more leisurely approach to care, or some other factor? 

To try to get at the cause, some researchers obtained records of heart patients who had a critical event during a time when hospitals were at full staff, but heart specialists were likely to be out of town. Unexpectedly, they found that the patients did significantly better when the relevant specialists were unavailable."

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Do You Have Facebook Affective Disorder (FAD)?

Do You Have Facebook Affective Disorder (FAD)?
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Originally Titled: Digitally Engineered Disease: The Content of Discontent A Not-So-Hidden Health Threat 

'There is an already pervasive and rapidly expanding force of disease that no doubt affects you on a daily basis.  It is a potentially harmful force that many people, quite frankly, cannot resist and may actively seek exposure to like an unknowing addict. 

I am talking about electronic media which includes the news media, television, social media, email, and the internet in general.  Many will, of course, immediately argue that electronic media is not all harmful and point to its many efficiently informative and individually empowering aspects. 

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25 Homemade Coffee Creamers and Syrups (Without The Nasty additives)

25 Homemade Coffee Creamers and Syrups (Without The Nasty additives)
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'Do you love coffee or know someone who does? ‘Tis the season for the fanciest possible version of everything, and your hot beverage is no exception.

Places like Starbucks have taken flavored coffees to whole new level. At my local grocery store, there’s an entire refrigerated unit dedicated to decadent flavored creamers. Unfortunately, those creamers are rife with chemicals, including artificial flavors and neurotoxins like aspartame and sucralose. You certainly aren’t giving someone a “treat” by putting that stuff in their coffee. Here’s the list of ingredients for Coffeemate’s Hazelnut Creamer:

WATER, SUGAR, PARTIALLY HYDROGENATED SOYBEAN AND/OR COTTONSEED OIL, AND LESS THAN 2% OF SODIUM CASEINATE (A MILK DERIVATIVE)**, MONO- AND DIGLYCERIDES, DIPOTASSIUM PHOSPHATE, COLOR ADDED, CELLULOSE GEL, NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL FLAVORS, CELLULOSE GUM, CARRAGEENAN, DEXTROSE.

Sooooo….there’s no actual cream involved, nor is there any hazelnut mentioned in that chemistry project. Yum.'

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How Artificial Sweeteners Confuse Your Body into Storing Fat and Inducing Diabetes

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'Aspartame and other artificial sweeteners are primarily promoted to diabetics and those concerned about their weight. This despite the fact that artificial sweeteners have repeatedly been shown to produce the exact opposite effects: 

Research shows that aspartame worsens insulin sensitivity to a greater degree than sugar. Artificial sweeteners have also been found to promote weight gain, in more ways than one

Over time, artificial sweeteners have also crept into a wide variety of products not directly targeting diabetics and dieters.

Artificial sweeteners are added to about 6,000 different beverages, snacks, and food products, making label-reading an ever pressing necessity. Disturbingly, food industry groups are now trying to hide the presence of artificial sweeteners in certain foods...'


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How A Doctor Cured Her Multiple Sclerosis Using Food Alone




'In 2003 Terry Wahls, M.D., was diagnosed with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis and soon became dependent upon a tilt-recline wheelchair. After developing and using the Wahls Protocol, she is now able to walk through the hospital and commute to work by bicycle. She now uses intensive directed nutrition in her primary care and traumaticbrain injury clinics. Dr. Wahls is the lead scientist in a clinical trial testing her protocol in others with progressive MS.'

How A Doctor Cured Her Multiple Sclerosis Using Food Alone

The 5 Worst Things about Flame Retardants

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'Not long ago, I discussed 12 ways toxins are sneaking into your life, and while I briefly mentioned the health dangers of flame-retardants, that was just the tip of the iceberg. There’s been a lot of talk lately about these chemicals: namely, that they don’t work as well as claimed. 

There’s even data suggesting that items treated with flame retardants and those untreated tend to burn at the same rate. So what benefits, if any, are these chemicals providing for us?  Well, they’re certainly not helping, and here are 5 of the absolute worst things about them.'

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Scientific basis of homeopathy discovered by Nobel scientist

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'At a time when the British Medical Association is calling for the end of national funding for homeopathy and detractors are describing it as “nonsense on stilts”, a Nobel prize-winning scientist has made a discovery of the scientific basis of homeopathy. 

Recently, Nobel Prize winning French virologist Professor Luc Montagnier shocked fellow Nobel prize-winners and the medical establishment by telling them of his discovery that water has a memory which continues even after many dilutions.'

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The Top 12 Best Foods and Antioxidants While You Are Sick With A Cold or Flu

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'When you have a sore throat or if you're congested, you might not want to eat. You feel worn down and swallowing can be very painful. Here are 12 of the most amazing foods and antioxidants that will help alleviate symptoms and even shorten the duration of any cold or flu.'

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Ayahuasca - Plant Spirit Medicine




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'True healing puts into order the body, mind and spirit with the past, present and future. What kind of agent or method or formula or treatment can help to effect such sweeping, integrated healing? 

I offer for your consideration ayahuasca, a psychoactive potion indigenous to the Amazon rainforest, and the only combinatory vision-inducing agent in the world. Made from the vine Banisteriopsis caapi (often called caapi) and the leaf Psychotria viridis, (known as chakruna) ayahuasca is both a portal to the spirit world, and an enigma that has baffled scientists and anthropologists for centuries.'

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Using Virtual Reality to Combat Chronic Pain




'For those with chronic pain, the most basic movements can be unbearable. Some patients even develop kinesiophobia – a fear of, or aversion to, movement. Using interactive digital interfaces, the chronic pain sufferer Diane Gromala, professor of interactive arts and technology at Simon Fraser University in Canada, is developing new ways to help alleviate symptoms that could serve as a supplement or alternative to pharmaceuticals.

Through a biofeedback system, Gromala’s interfaces track users’ physiological responses to different movements and mental states. A simulated walk in the woods might cause physical discomfort but, as soon as the patient relaxes, she will see the fog clear from among the trees. Gromala hopes that her system will eventually become a long-term tool for chronic pain sufferers who want to decrease their reliance on fast-acting drugs.'

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Research: Plants Cure Cancer, Not Chemicals

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Unbeknownst to most, a Copernican revolution has already taken place in cancer theory. Today, the weight of evidence indicates that plants and not chemicals are the solution for reversing the global cancer epidemic.

'Our understanding of what causes cancer has undergone something akin to a Copernican revolution in the past decade. Biological fatalism has been the predominant force in medicine over the past half century, where most conditions including cancer were believed predestined 'in the genes,' and therefore impossible to reverse.

Instead of looking for root cause resolution of disease (RCRD), we resigned ourselves to 'finding it early' and in the case of cancer, when doing so (even when it was benign), we waged war against it, quite literally using weapons grade materials (mustard gas- and nuclear materials-derived agents).'

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Reduce high blood pressure with garlic

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'Garlic can be used to reduce blood pressure levels in people with uncontrolled hypertension, even if they are already being unsuccessfully treated with medication, according to an Austrialian trial. Although garlic is known for a range of health benefits, this is one of the first conclusive studies into its cardiovascular benefits.'

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The Healing Power of Marijuana Has Barely Been Tapped

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'Currently, science increasingly recognizes the role that cannabinoids play in almost every major life function in the human body. It wasn't until 1990 that endocannabinoids, produced by the human body, were discovered to act as a bio-regulatory mechanism for most human life processes and have receptors sites throughout the human body. CB2 receptors are found almost exclusively in the immune system, with the greatest density in the spleen.'

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Vitamin D Deficiency Significantly Raises Your Risk of Cancer and All-Cause Mortality




'There are many reasons to be conscious of vitamin D. A reduced cancer risk is perhaps among the most notable, but compelling evidence also suggests optimizing your vitamin D can reduce your risk of death from any cause.

Researchers have also pointed out that increasing levels of vitamin D3 among the general population could prevent chronic diseases that claim nearly one million lives throughout the world each year.

Despite its name, vitamin D is not technically a vitamin. It's actually a steroid hormone that you get primarily from either sun exposure or supplementation, and its ability to influence genetic expression is thought to produce many of its wide-ranging health benefits.'

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6 Shocking Facts about Pesticides

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'Pesticides are an increasing concern among populations all across the world. Even organic food, which is grown without the use of chemical additions, are suffering from the effects of pesticide overexposure. Not only are they harming our food, our bodies, and our environment, many pesticides may be non essential when it comes to keeping crops safe from insects. Here are some of the shocking facts about pesticides that everyone should know.'

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Wild Blueberries Tackle Inflammatory Responses Associated With High-Fat Diets





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'Eating wild blueberries diminishes the adverse effects of a high-fat diet, according to a recent study at the University of Eastern Finland. For the first time, wild blueberries were shown to have beneficial effects on both blood pressure and nutrition-derived inflammatory responses.'

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Oncology nurse quits after 17 years to promote nutrition and natural therapies for healing cancer




'After 17 years, Valerie Warwick took a huge risk and walked away from a lucrative income as an oncology nurse because she could not be a part of the conventional cancer industry anymore.
Today she is a health coach and advocate for healing with nutrition and natural non-toxic therapies.

Valerie and I connected on facebook earlier this year, and after hearing a little bit of her story I couldn’t wait to interview her. She is a warm wonderful person with a big heart and loads of experience.

In our interview Valerie shares her story and insider information about the industry, as well as vital resources that every cancer patient should consider.'

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This One Mineral Builds Connecting Tissue & Bone, Improves Cardiovascular Health, & Detoxes Aluminum

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'Due to large scale mono-culture agriculture’s disregard for proper farming methods, most of us are mineral deficient. And minerals are even more important than vitamins. Only enzymes are more important than minerals.

Major or macro minerals include calcium, magnesium, sodium and others. Iron, iodine, silica, and others are considered trace or micro minerals because less quantities of each is required. Major mineral supplements are usually measured in milligrams (mg) while trace mineral supplements are usually measured in micrograms (mcg).'


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Beyond antibiotics: Separating fact from fiction

 


'Antibiotic literally means "anti-life." Any drug that's anti-life is undoubtedly going to cause varying degrees of harm or even death in some cases. "When once you interfere with the order of nature, there is no knowing where the results will end." -- Herbert Spencer, 19th Century British philosopher/biologist.

Margaret Riley, Ph.D. professor of biology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, considers taking a course of antibiotics analogous to ingesting a hydrogen bomb that indiscriminately kills everything in its path.'


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Alcohol and Health: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Alcohol and Health: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly
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'We’ve been getting a lot of mixed messages about alcohol.

On one hand, moderate amounts have been linked to health benefits.

On the other hand, it is addictive and highly toxic when we drink too much of it.

The truth is that the health effects of alcohol are actually quite complex.

They vary between individuals, and depend on the amount consumed and the type of alcoholic beverage.

So, how does alcohol affect your health?

Let’s have a look…'

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Victory: French Wine No Longer Forcibly Sprayed with Pesticides -

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'What if your favorite wine maker was convicted and fined for refusing to spray harmful pesticides on his vineyards? That’s exactly what happened to Emmanuel Giboulot, a wine producer whose vineyard rests in the famous green hills of the Burgundy region of France. He was one of many farmers who were forced to spray pesticides on their vines in the spring of last year to protect them against a leaf-hopping insect.'

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There are Viable Alternatives to Toxic, Addictive, Big Pharma Pain Killers



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'Pain is a widespread problem today, delivering serious blows to people's health, happiness, and productivity. The experience of pain is highly subjective—people feel pain differently. The pain process itself is a multifaceted phenomenon and understanding it has become a major focus of scientific inquiry.
 

The good news is that your pain response is not indelibly hardwired into you, in spite of your genetic predispositions and early childhood experiences. Studies show it's possible to distract or "manipulate" your brain into responding differently to pain—excellent news if you are a chronic pain sufferer.

With a few effective tools, you can manage pain effectively and reduce, if not eliminate, your reliance on painkiller drugs. This is important because these drugs introduce a whole new set of health risks, regardless of whether they are prescription or over-the-counter (OTC).'


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TABLE SALT VS. SEA SALT

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"I call it the Great Salt Debate. Are you wondering if table salt or sea salt can be healthy? If either convey health benefits? If either table salt or sea salt can be harmful to your health?

Just as a deer in nature seeks out salt licks because its body knows it needs that salt to thrive, our bodies need salt and its components to function well.

No wonder I craved salt so much in my late 20’s and 30’s; I was craving its nutrients! Iodine is required by the thyroid to synthesize hormones and to regulate the metabolism. When I got Hashimoto’s Disease I had hypothyroidism, partially signified by poor sleep (hormones gone awry) and weight gain (metabolic imbalance). My thyroid was not getting enough iodine! Although iodine supplementation is controversial, it was obvious I was deficient.

Craving salt is also a sign of adrenal fatigue. Many of our body’s organs require salt to function properly."

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