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Then I stopped the aspirin: Now there's yet more proof that the heat you use on your foods does, indeed, cause you much greater risk for diabetes and vascular disease. The dietary diversity tool is particularly useful for ensuring that agricultural development, food security and nutrition education programmes effectively lead to more nutritious diets. So -- 10 percent -- if you're thinking that doesn't sound like much, hang on to your hat. This attitude prevails to our day, and will always prevail as long as human nature is what it is. The malic acid inherent in the herb carries oxygen to all parts of the body.

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But in realty, he died from a free medical screening that he didn't really need, which led to cancer treatments that he also didn't need. You see, John would have died from natural causes long before his non-aggressive cancer became a problem! The secrets revealed in your free copy of the The Day Health Turnaround will help you to avoid the over-diagnosis and over-treatment that tragically cost John English his life.

Bruce West also is a specialist in heart problems: That toxin is called Triclosan and if you carry around a small bottle of antibacterial gel in your purse or glove compartment, you may be slathering it on each and every day. Alcohol based hand sanitizers, such as those containing ethanol, are much better. There is no doubt that alcohol based hand sanitizers save lives and reduce the transmission of infectious diseases without the dangers associated with Triclosan.

Triclosan is a synthetically-derived antibacterial, antifungal agent. It was first patented in by the Colgate-Palmolive Corporation. A year later the first Triclosan-based antibacterial bar soap hit the market.

During the s, Triclosan-based products were used primarily by surgeons as a pre-operative scrubbing agent. The recent threat of a Bird Flu epidemic had millions of worried people slathering on gobs of Triclosan-containing antibacterial hand gel each time they left their homes or were exposed to the slightest hint of a sneeze from others. Today this synthetic antibacterial agent can be found in everything from cosmetics to socks.

In , the FDA concluded that the use of Triclosan containing products did not pose a human health hazard. However, other countries, namely Canada, most of Europe, and Japan, have banned the substance, deeming it too toxic for mass consumption.

If the bacterium cannot synthesize the fatty acid in a cell, it cannot reproduce and create infection. This may sound really great on the surface, however, Triclosan and other synthetic antimicrobial agents were only meant to be used in emergency situations, or on a temporary basis. In hospital settings, this synthetic antibacterial agent has been proven to be effective when used in this way.

However, continued use has the exact opposite effect. Overexposure to this chemical wreaks havoc with your body and causes a slow breakdown of your immune system, dependence on the agent, and antibiotic resistance.

The FDA also concluded that excessive use of Triclosan could create bacterial resistance to antibiotics. Common health dangers associated with Triclosan include: Thyroid Disease Triclosan has chlorinated structures that bind to the thyroid gland, which displaces essential iodine, and causes chronic inflammation.

Triclosan can also cause liver dysfunction. Antibiotic Resistance One of the largest concerns of excessive use of this synthetic antibacterial agent is antibiotic resistance. This occurs when the immune system has built up a tolerance and resistance to an antimicrobial agent. It is then more difficult for conventional antibiotics to treat any serious bacterial outbreak the person may have.

Liver Toxicity When combined with water, Triclosan produces a type of chloroform gas that is toxic to the liver. Symptoms of liver toxicity include chronic fatigue syndrome, emotional disturbances, digestive problems such as bloating and swelling after a meal, and the inability to lose weight. A mouse injected with 1 percent Triclosan experienced heart failure in less than one minute due to an interference with the brain-heart muscle connection.

Autoimmune Disease Your immune system is designed to protect your body from foreign invaders. When you continue to use Triclosan-based products, your immune system works overtime to protect you. Universal Cervical Collar with Microban Kitchenware: How to Avoid Triclosan First and foremost, stop using antibacterial hand gel, dish soap, and hand soap if the label states it contains Triclosan.

Secondly, start reading the labels on everything you use. If it contains Triclosan, get rid of it. I recommend castile soap. Castile soap is an olive-oil based soap that can be used as a shampoo, body wash, shaving soap, laundry detergent, and household cleaning product.

To avoid Triclosan in cosmetic products, opt for mineral make-up and natural exfoliants and creams. Healing from Triclosan Toxicity The best way to improve your immune system and heal from any damage this antimicrobial agent has caused is to eat a whole-food diet and choose whole food supplements. I have recently created a line of healing nutritional supplements designed to meet your health needs.

At Diamond Nutritionals you can choose the nutritional supplement that best suits your needs and those of your family. We offer a complete line of professional grade nutritional and immune-boosting supplements. In my opinion, you should avoid Triclosan at all costs.

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When diet is correct, medicine is of no need. We doctors do nothing. It's supposed to be a secret, but I'll tell you anyway. You will observe with concern how long a useful truth may be known, and exist, before it is generally received and practiced on. The mainstream media lit up with concern for the girl -- at the hands of these dangerous parents of hers.

How dare they risk her life by denying her chemo! In the past few years, we've discovered that chemo frequently causes secondary cancers, can actually FEED tumors, and that chemo traumatizes the brain for years. And still, the mainstream wants to force this little girl -- and millions of others -- to take this dangerous "treatment" at all costs. Now it turns out, "at all costs" may be exactly what doctors are thinking when they prescribe chemo. Oncologists gone wild Believe it or not, even with all the dangers and risks, mainstream medicine has decided it's okay to introduce off-label use of chemo.

Off-label use is essentially unregulated use. It means the FDA hasn't approved -- or even studied -- the drug for the use the doctor prescribes it for. That's why this new information on chemo is so shocking. Researchers followed prescribing records of 10 chemotherapy drugs. They found that oncologists prescribed the drugs off-label in nearly one-third of all cases!

Now, in many of those cases, doctors followed guidelines of the National Comprehensive Care Network. So this is a slippery set of guidelines, at best. But then there's the "loose cannon" 10 percent. And that's giving doctors the benefit of the doubt. In many instances, they prescribe chemo knowing the odds of success are nil. But they probably think they can give the patient some hope and the payday isn't too shabby. So -- 10 percent -- if you're thinking that doesn't sound like much, hang on to your hat.

One researcher told Reuters that cancer patients and their doctors are "willing to try things where there isn't as much data as you would like. Most oncologists would never even consider the benefits of intravenous ascorbic acid. IAA has plenty of successful cancer case studies to back up its use. But mainstreamers dismiss it as quackery. And yet, these doctors are willing to risk billions of their patients' dollars on brutal chemotherapies that don't even have case study support.

Who's a quack now? Most people now understand this. Is that because chemotherapy is so bad? I don't think so. I think there's another reason. I think it is because conventional oncologists fail to properly combine their chemotherapy with natural treatments. These might include diet and nutrition, chelation therapy, herbal therapy, immune enhancement, hormone replacement, and detoxification.

A good example of how natural therapies can effectively work with chemotherapy was just recently published. It had to do with chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy CIPN. And the results were amazing.

CIPN is a side effect of many chemotherapy drugs. CIPN is a serious and disabling condition in which the patient's hands and feet feel numb and burn. This often leads to difficulty walking and handling objects. It is also a source of pain that interferes with sleep and often requires medications. When a patient has to deal with a difficult problem like metastatic cancer, one of the last things he needs is to have the additional problem of CIPN.

But now it looks like there is a very effective way to decrease the chance of CIPN. And it is entirely natural. The authors of the study searched through all of the published literature between and They were looking for placebo controlled studies that looked at whether or not taking vitamin E supplements could prevent CIPN. They found five such studies involving a total of patients. The dose of vitamin E varied between and units per day. The results were even better with cisplatin.

One of the worst chemotherapy drugs with respect to CIPN are the platin drugs. The most common platin drug is cisplatin. When the researchers looked at the effect of vitamin E on cisplatin alone, they discovered that the results were even better.

Sometimes you will hear cancer doctors say that they don't want any of their patients taking vitamins because they might interfere with the chemotherapy. Studies have repeatedly shown that this is just not true. The researchers in this study were quick to point out that the only thing that vitamin E interfered with was the toxicity of the drugs. The efficacy remained the same.

If you or a loved one is getting chemotherapy, I highly recommend that you take units of vitamin E per day. My favorite brand is an excellent form of completely natural vitamin E called Grace Unique E. This is especially true if the drugs you're taking are platin drugs. The most common platin drugs are cisplatin, carboplatin, and oxaliplatin. Protective effects of vitamin e on chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy: Int J Vitam Nutr Res.

Subscribe now to Dr. See the following web page and subscription form: The woman started following a very specialized diet that was quite high in fat, moderate in protein and very low in carbohydrates. She also had chemotherapy and radiation. After six weeks, a brain scan showed that the rest of the tumor had disappeared. A brain scan five months later showed it was still gone.

However, the patient stopped the diet—and a scan three months later showed that the tumor had returned. The ketogenic diet is one of the hottest topics on the Bottom Line Web site. If you think that the ketogenic diet might be right for you or a loved one, here's what you need to know—and how to find the experts who can help you get started Click here to read more Does the Ketogenic Diet Cure Cancer?

For more information, see Dr. Unfortunately, the same percentage of Americans are dying today from this diseases as they were over 30 years ago.

In fact cancer has now surpassed heart disease as the number one cause of death for people under Notice how many immune boosters, direct cancer killers that cause apoptosis of cancer cells, or programmed cell death that Jerry and I used, and that Webster advises on www. If a person with cancer uses natural methods instead of chemotherapy and radiation, the cure rates are significantly higher, since the body's immune system hasn't been compromised and can help fight the cancer, wherever it might be throughout the body.

Not all cancers can be cured, but studies have shown that most cancer patients live longer and have a better quality of life -- even if they do nothing -- than if they subject themselves to conventional medicine's overly-aggressive and mostly ineffective cancer treatments.

Better than doing nothing, though, I would do everything I could to modify my diet and lifestyle, and take supplements, herbs, enzymes and immune boosters. Rowen, killing malignant tumors is usually not difficult: To prevent cancer's reoccurrence, one must keep the immune system strong with diet, lifestyle, some not excessive exercise, nutritional supplementation, and especially, a positive mental attitude.

HowTo" below For More Information: Leonard Coldwell interviews Liana Werner-Gray! Lorraine Day healed herself of terminal cancer by diet http: Robert Rowen What if Big Pharma came across a synthetic compound that stopped cancer in its tracks? And what if it was nontoxic as well? You'd hear about it before you could blink. Now suppose that researchers actually found a compound that did exactly that, but it was a natural compound that's likely in your refrigerator right now.

You wouldn't hear even a whisper about it from the media. University of Missouri researchers found that a bioflavonoid, apigenin, inhibited the growth of highly malignant breast tumors.

What's more, it also reduced expression of a key cancer gene. Apigenin is in your refrigerator right now if you have celery, parsley, or a wide variety of other veggies, fruits, and spices.

Here's how effective apigenin is. In this recent study, researchers implanted rodents with a particularly deadly breast tumor cell line. The animals taking apigenin had slower tumor growth.

And some even saw their tumors shrink. New cancer-feeding blood vessels shriveled, starving the malignant cells. Progestins are petrochemical synthetic versions, a "gift" of Pharma. Research has shown that they cause breast cancer. This study mirrored another one last year which showed that rats fed the compound developed fewer tumors and a delay in tumor establishment.

The study's co-author, Salman Hyder gave a sad commentary on today's horrible Pharma paradigm. He pointed out that since this is a compound that you can extract from plants not patentable we won't see industry putting a dime into research.

And since its effects are not specific on any one cancer process, it's not likely that government funding agencies will help either. I've written extensively about the wonders of bioflavonoids. The late Tom Lahey, who told me about luteolin in Advanced Memory Formula , also provided me with a wealth of information on bioflavonoid actions against cancer.

Curcumin belongs to this family as does green tea, Seanol and resveratrol. I am observing innovative combinations of bioflavonoids having remarkable effects in a combined approach to cancer. In addition to the foods I've already mentioned, you'll find apigenin in apples, leeks, onions, broccoli, cherries, grapes, tomatoes, and tea. Note that these plant foods reduce your risk of getting cancer in the first place. Other foods include basil, oregano, cilantro, tarragon, beans, and barley.

You'll do very well to include such produce in your daily diet! Yours for better health and medical freedom, Robert J. Epub May 9. If you'd like to receive your own Second Opinion Health Alert, please sign up on our website: It's vital these substances heal cancer cells and leave normal cells untouched. I've told you about some of my discoveries in the past. They include resveratrol, green tea, Alginol, and others. But today I'm going to tell you about another plant that safely starves cancer cells as efficiently as a powerful chemo drug.

In fact, it even works on pancreatic cancer cells, which are particularly difficult to kill. This plant is a common vegetable from Asia called "bitter melon.

And it did so after just 72 hours of treatment! In the past, I've told you about apoptosis. That's nature's way of dealing with wayward or old cells. They simply kill themselves. Bitter melon juice induced this programmed cell death along several different pathways.

And even better, it also activated a pathway which knocks out the cancer cells' metabolism of glucose. In other words, it literally starved them of the sugar they need to survive. Do these lab-dish studies apply to living animals? University of Colorado researchers gave mice bitter melon at doses easily achievable in humans.

This level of effectiveness beat the most commonly used chemo drugs for this lethal cancer. The dose used in mice translates to 6 grams of powder for an average-sized adult 75 kg.

Big Pharma is rushing to find patentable petrochemicals to achieve what God put into the bitter melon fruit. You don't need any fancy chemicals to treat cancer.

What's more, the actions of bitter melon may help diabetics as well. Researchers recently found that bitter melon ameliorates metabolic syndrome by its beneficial effects on glucose metabolism. Healing cancer must be multifocal.

Eliminate dental infections and toxic dental materials, alkalinize your body, avoid chemical and heavy metal exposure, detoxify, forgive, oxidize the body with oxidation therapy, and give specific nutrients to throw a monkey wrench into cancer's peculiar metabolic pathways.

You can find bitter melon extract at most health food stores and online. Better yet find a grocery store many Asian markets that sells it, buy a lot and freeze it. Pregnant or lactating women probably shouldn't overdo this veggie. Science News, March 12, Box , Norcross, GA , or Readers are advised to consult with their own physician before implementing any health idea they read about, whether here or in any other publication. For Cancer, along with Bitter Melon www.

Avoid all sweeteners except a small amount of either steam-distilled stevia www. The reason you have to use even these safe sweeteners judiciously is that when your tongue tastes something sweet, it tells your pancreas to churn out insulin in preparation for sugar, and when comes, you get hypoglycemia low blood sugar, dizziness, weakness, etc. And, surprisingly, I am in agreement with the mainstream. Cancer is a systemic disease, though currently treated conventionally as a local problem you carve out.

Cells that degenerate into cancer have to make many genetic switches to "make it". Even after a cell turns to cancer, the abnormal cell must evade your immune system, the last line of defense.

A functioning immune system will pick off cancer cells before they pick you off. But cancer cells have learned to confuse your immune cells. Cancer cells express a protein called CD47 in large amounts in their membranes. This protein tells your macrophages immune cells , "Do not eat me. Researchers in the lab of Irving Weissman at Stanford have treated mice with an antibody that blocks and hides the CD47 marker.

It effectively hides the CD47 and calls on the immune system to kill the cancer. Now, the lab has recently tested this in cultured human cancer cells. They found that by blocking the CD47 "do not eat me signal," the macrophages did, indeed, attack and eat the cancer cells. But without the antibody, the macrophages ignored the cancer cells completely. In the living mice so treated, implanted human cancers all had shrinkage of the tumors, no spread to lymph nodes, and remained cancer-free for four months that's a long time for a rodent after the treatment was stopped.

From an editorial in Science, "In mice given human bladder cancer tumors, for example, 10 of 10 untreated mice had cancer that spread to their lymph nodes. Only one of 10 mice treated with anti-CD47 had a lymph node with signs of cancer. I've maintained for 30 years that cancer is a failure of the immune system. That failure is due in part to the cancer blinding itself to your immune cells.

Kelley and Gonzales successfully treat treated cancer with proteolysis pancreatic enzymes. These enzymes may eat away the immune "cloaking" of cancer, enabling your immune cells to go and eat them up. It fits my observations of some cancers, even in late stage, disappearing with immuneenhancing oxidation and nutritional therapies.

Conventional medicine is likely to move to a single antibody to "cloak" the cloaking protein. This may work, but as a single protein, it also may have significant toxicity as does other single antibody immune treatments. Also, cancer may simply outwit a single antibody by making other cloaking proteins, much like insects outwit pesticides. Nevertheless, I really like this line of research and will keep you posted. I don't think that there will ever be a "one size fits all" approach to cancer.

We have seen some stunning successes, but have our "failures" as well. If you have cancer, please see an integrative physician who can work with your immune system with a variety of approaches, including nutritional and oxidation. Cancer cells secrete an enzyme called nagalase, which pulls a sugar molecule off a key protein called Gc. This process inactivates the cancer-hunting macrophages so that they cannot see the tumor cells just like CD A discovery found that GcMAF inactivates nagalase.

The Gc protein is no longer inactivated, enabling immune cells to see and attack cancer cells right in your body. It now is in Japan at www. You also can find it at www. Patients, with the assistance of their integrative doctors, can order the product and have their doctor administer it. This will be an exciting addition to our therapies, most of which are designed to enhance immune function. Proceedings National Academy of Sciences, vol. Also in this issue: Six agricultural pesticides are suspected.

These include maneb, mancozeb, methyl parathion, and carbaryl If you find this information useful, please subscribe to Dr. This diet is made up primarily of raw fruits and vegetables. While many have said this diet won't work, the proof that it does continues to come out.

In fact, each passing year brings new proof of my long-term observations and conclusions. Now there's yet more proof that the heat you use on your foods does, indeed, cause you much greater risk for diabetes and vascular disease. This new proof comes from a new randomized, cross-over diet study on 62 volunteers. Cross-over studies are great in that they allow the studied groups to switch roles. That adds a lot of significance to the findings.

The researchers in this study evaluated the effects of Maillard reaction products MRP on the volunteers. MRP is a name for a chemical process by which heat generates literally hundreds or more of a complex mixture of compounds responsible for a huge range of odors and flavors.

Heating starches to high temperatures creates acrylamide. I've told you in the past about how this compound can increase your risk of cancer. Flavor scientists have used heat over years to create artificial flavors, which you'll find in processed foods.

The diets of the two groups differed only in the type and amount of heat inflicted on the foods they ate. One group steamed their food and the other used high temperature cooking.

After one month, those consuming high-heat treated diets compared to steaming saw significantly lower insulin sensitivity. They also had much lower plasma concentrations of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin C, and vitamin E. These findings were highly significant. The authors concluded that consuming high heat-treated foods increases your risk of type-2 diabetes and vascular disease. What an international stir that would make!

But you can do it right in your own kitchen! How to flush metals from your body and make yourself healthier and more youthful at the same time! No painful or uncomfortable treatments involved I'm a maverick who looks outside the box.

I've been to India where I've seen hard-working vegetarian peasants losing limbs to diabetes in their 30s. And no, they were not obese. They cook their foods to oblivion in oil. We've known for years that heat destroys crucial vitamins like C, B6, and now E. It also destroys fatty acids, denatures proteins, and limits mineral availability. But we are now getting an inkling of how heated foods causes yet deeper and subtler damage.

Heat creates compounds not found in nature. These compounds could be highly immune activating, carcinogenic, toxic oxidants, oxidized lipids the underlying cause of vascular disease dangerous amines, and more. I urge you to move toward the Living Foods Diet. Science is proving me right month after month. It's no wonder that I see miracle after miracle in my practice. But they're not "miracles. Use only water to cook with. That upper limit of heat may be below the threshold for the most toxic chemical reactions.

Never cook with oil. There's just no control for how hot it gets. Am J Clin Nutr. Epub Mar As a token of our appreciation for being our valuable customer, we'd like to give you two special reports that show you how to make your supplements work even better and how to stop cancer, memory loss, and diabetes for just pennies a day absolutely free.

All you have to do right now is click the "Like Us On Facebook" button below to become a fan of our Facebook page and get instant access to these two special reports. Click the "Like Us On Facebook" button below. If you would like to contact us with a question or comment, please send us a message to feedback secondopinionnewsletter. The compound capsaicin — that causes this pungent heat — is also found to kill cancer cells.

In fact, in the last few years, the research on chili peppers has focused on many organs including, the pancreas, brain, prostate, colon and breast. Do chili peppers harm healthy cells? Among them, the study on prostate cancer cells drew more interest from researchers. Experiments, on the compound capsacisin reveal that this compound specifically targeted the tumors and cancerous cells without affecting the healthy cells.

It was found that capsaicin was able to do this by interfering with protein synthesis of the cancer cells, degradation of the cell DNA and interfering with cell transcription mechanisms of cancerous cells. While capsaicin affected the mitochondrial pathway of the cancer cells, there was no interference in the activity of healthy cells.

This was observed in cancer-induced albino rats in lab studies. A study published in Cancer Research revealed that capsaicin was effective in inhibiting prostate cancer cells. The study found that capsaicin promoted automated cell death in primary types of prostate cancer cell lines — as well as in cancer cells caused by hormones.

Furthermore, capsaicin decreased the expression of prostate-specific antigen PSA and inhibited the ability of the dihydrotestosterone to activate PSA. When lab animals received four weeks of treatment with capsaicin, it was observed that prostate cancer growth and size significantly decreased.

Chili peppers do more than just prevent cancer Compounds in chili peppers have been associated with multiple benefits like positive immune health, weight loss, lower risk of diabetes, and heart-healthy effects.

A randomized, cross-over study among 27 healthy subjects revealed that consuming freshly chopped chili prevented the oxidation free radical damage to the fat cells — which was a crucial factor in decreasing heart problems. Capsaicin is also anti-inflammatory in nature. It inhibits substance P, a neuropeptide associated with inflammation that results in pain, heart diseases and other conditions.

Because of this property, it has been used in a variety of chemotherapy studies for pain relief and also in many treatments involving nerve fiber disorders, conditions like psoriasis, arthritis plus many more.

Researchers say, the hotter the pepper, the higher is its capsaicin content, good examples include habanero and scotch bonnet peppers followed by jalapeno. Ways to use chili peppers in your next recipe Chili peppers can give any bland recipe an interesting taste.

So, the next time you sauté vegetables in a stir fry try adding some chili peppers to accentuate its health benefits as well as spice up a bit. Other ways to super-charge your recipes include, adding minced chili peppers to plain yoghurt as a salad dressing; in salsa for extra hot taste; pureeing a small amount with tomatoes or olives to give a surprising twist to your recipes.

Just be very careful when you are handling fresh chili peppers, direct contact with skin, lips and eyes can cause a severe burning sensation. Be sure to use cooking gloves instead of bare hands when using them for cooking. Consuming chili peppers, in moderation, is considered safe, however if you are allergic to peppers or night shade family, it is a good idea to keep away from this spice. Another important point to keep in mind is to buy organic hot peppers instead of conventionally grown ones.

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The HHS is unique in having been intentionally developed and validated for cross-cultural use. Although it is not validated for cross cultural use, it is useful for contexts with less severe food insecurity.

For example, it was included in Albania for a baseline survey of the MDG joint UN programme on reducing child malnutrition. These tools, being easy to implement and analyze, are very relevant in countries for the national as well as the decentralized level e. The Nutrition Assessment team provides technical assistance for adaptation, use and integration of these tools in food and nutrition security information systems.

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