I wanted to share this information in received from the John Hopkins newsletter I subscribe to. As a wellness doctor I need to look at all the disciplines in health care so I can be educated on new methods and information. My role is to help coach my practice members so they make educated decisions to living a healthier, drug free, lifestyle. Please read the following newsletter and take from it a few helpful tips to rid your environment of cancer causing agents. Be well!
Cancer Update from Johns Hopkins:
1. Every person has cancer cells in the body. These cancer cells do not show up in the standard tests until they have multiplied to a few billion. When doctors tell cancer patients that there are no more cancer cells in their bodies after treatment, it just means the tests are unable to detect the cancer cells because they have not reached the detectable size.
2. Cancer cells occur between 6 to more than 10 times in a person's lifetime.
3. When the person's immune system is strong the cancer cells will be destroyed and prevented from multiplying and forming tumors.
4. When a person has cancer it indicates the person has nutritional deficiencies. These could be due to genetic,but also to environmental, food and lifestyle factors.
5. To overcome the multiple nutritional deficiencies, changing diet to eat more adequately and healthy, 4-5 times/day and by including supplements will strengthen the immune system.
6. Chemotherapy involves poisoning the rapidly-growing cancer cells and also destroys rapidly-growing healthy cells in the bone marrow, gastrointestinal tract etc, and can cause organ damage, like liver, kidneys, heart, lungs etc.
7.. Radiation while destroying cancer cells also burns, scars and damages healthy cells, tissues and organs.
8. Initial treatment with chemotherapy and radiation will often reduce tumor size. However prolonged use of chemotherapy and radiation do not result in more tumor destruction.
9. When the body has too much toxic burden from chemotherapy and radiation the immune system is either compromised or destroyed, hence the person can succumb to various kinds of infections and complications.
10. Chemotherapy and radiation can cause cancer cells to mutate and become resistant and difficult to destroy. Surgery can also cause cancer cells to spread to other sites.
11. An effective way to battle cancer is to starve the cancer cells by not feeding it with the foods it needs to multiply.
*CANCER CELLS FEED ON:
a. Sugar substitutes like NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc are made with Aspartame and it is harmful. A better natural substitute would be Manuka honey or molasses, but only in very small amounts. Table salt has a chemical added to make it white in color Better alternative is Bragg's aminos or sea salt.
b. Milk causes the body to produce mucus, especially in the gastro-intestinal tract. Cancer feeds on mucus. By cutting off milk and substituting with unsweetened soy milk cancer cells are being starved..
c. Cancer cells thrive in an acid environment. A meat-based diet is acidic and it is best to eat fish, and a little other meat, like chicken. Meat also contains livestock antibiotics, growth hormones and parasites, which are all harmful, especially to people with cancer.
d. A diet made of 80% fresh vegetables and juice, whole grains, seeds, nuts and a little fruits help put the body into an alkaline environment. About 20% can be from cooked food including beans. Fresh vegetable juices provide live enzymes that are easily absorbed and reach down to cellular levels within 15 minutes to nourish and enhance growth of healthy cells.. To obtain live enzymes for building healthy cells try and drink fresh vegetable juice (most vegetables including be an sprouts) and eat some raw vegetables 2 or 3 times a day. Enzymes are destroyed at temperatures of 104 degrees F (40 degrees C)..
e. Avoid coffee, tea, and chocolate, which have high caffeine Green tea is a better alternative and has cancer fighting properties. Water-best to drink purified water, or filtered, to avoid known toxins and heavy metals in tap water. Distilled water is acidic, avoid it.
12. Meat protein is difficult to digest and requires a lot of digestive enzymes. Undigested meat remaining in the intestines becomes putrefied and leads to more toxic buildup.
13. Cancer cell walls have a tough protein covering. By refraining from or eating less meat it frees more enzymes to attack the protein walls of cancer cells and allows the body's killer cells to destroy the cancer cells.
14. Some supplements build up the immune system (IP6, Flor-ssence, Essiac, anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals, EFAs etc.) to enable the bodies own killer cells to destroy cancer cells.. Other supplements like vitamin E are known to cause apoptosis, or programmed cell death, the body's normal method of disposing of damaged, unwanted, or unneeded cells.
15. Cancer is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit. A proactive and positive spirit will help the cancer warrior be a survivor. Anger, un-forgiveness and bitterness put the body into a stressful and acidic environment. Learn to have a loving and forgiving spirit. Learn to relax and enjoy life.
16. Cancer cells cannot thrive in an oxygenated environment. Exercising daily, and deep breathing help to get more oxygen down to the cellular level. Oxygen therapy is another means employed to destroy cancer cells.
1. No plastic containers in micro.
2. No water bottles in freezer.
3. No plastic wrap in microwave..
Don't let a flu shot put you IN the hospital
Every year, more than 100 million Americans get flu shots, believing they're doing a good thing for their health.
It's excellent marketing, but simply not true...
Flu shots are not "perfectly safe" for everyone - and the side effects of flu shots can be downright scary.
Between the generalized side effects the Center for Disease Control (CDC) warns about and the specific side effects of the additives used to grow and preserve the vaccines each year, you can go in for a so-called "harmless" flu shot and walk out with fever, seizures or even muscle paralysis.
Small wonder, then, that only 60% of doctors and nurses are getting the flu shot despite mandatory vaccination requirements in many hospitals.
As medical practitioners, they can see first-hand what really happens after a flu shot and make a more informed choice than members of the general public, who often hear only positive propaganda about flu shots.
Don't believe the hype.
Find out more about the real side effects of flu shots so that you can decide for yourself whether a flu shot is truly worth the risk.
Reason #1: Flu-like Symptoms Common After Flu Shot
One of the biggest complaints people have about the flu shot is that they feel like they've been given the flu. Within the first 48 hours, many people complain of fever, headaches, runny nose, nausea and body aches just like they've come down with a case of the flu.
Yet CDC officials insist that the vaccine can't give you the F-L-U.
So what's really going on?
First of all, your body doesn't like the flu shot.
And that holds true for both dead virus and live virus versions of the injection.
Each flu shot contains up to three strains of the flu, plus chemicals to preserve the virus and base solution of the shot. Flu vaccines are grown in hens eggs, preserved with formaldehyde, diluted with known neurotoxins like Triton X-100 and MSG, and soaked in ethylenes.
Certain formulations, like Afluria, Flulaval, Fluzone and Fluvirin also contain thimerosal, a form of mercury.
Can you think of any other situation where you might expect an injection of known toxins to protect your health?
Putting pollutants like this straight into your bloodstream is a recipe for disease, not wellness.
You feel lousy after a flu shot because you've put things in your body that don't belong there, and you won't feel better until your system has done all it can to cleanse your body of the toxins.
Reason #2: Allergic Reactions to Flu Shot Additives
Right along with feeling sick, many people experience allergic reactions to the flu shot additives. These reactions can be life-threatening and happen within minutes. However, milder allergic responses can still compromise your health for weeks or even years after you've gotten a flu vaccine.
If you are allergic to:
I'm not allergic to eggs, but the rest, I'm going to have to say "Yes I am allergic to those."
Mild allergic reactions include swelling around the injection site, itching and redness. More serious reactions include changes in your breathing and heart rate, hives, and muscle weakness.
If you're severely allergic, your throat may close in a potentially fatal reaction. You know as well as I do, the word FATAL means DEATH, so be careful.
What I'm saying to you is this. Think twice before getting a flu shot! This is especially true for children, people with weak immune systems and the elderly.
Reason #3: Seizures After Flu Shot Not as Rare as You Think
The 2010-2011 American flu season was marked by reports of fever-related seizures among children who had received Fluzone, made by Sanofi-Aventis.
The seizures occurred within 24 hours of receiving the shot.
While the authorities were quick to reassure the public that such side effects of the flu shot are "rare" the truth is seizures following flu shots are more common than many think.
According to the CDC's own studies, one out of every 2,000 to 3,000 children vaccinated will experience additional fever-related seizures as a result of their vaccination. International studies are even more damning, directly pointing out that flu shots can hurt more than they help.
In Australia, the 2010 flu vaccine caused so many seizures in children it was pulled from the market after authorities realized more children were being hospitalized with side effects from the flu shot than were being hospitalized with the flu. Yet the very next year health officials were back out touting the benefits of getting a flu shot for kids - these people never give up!
Reason #4: Guillain-Barré Syndome (GBS) from Flu Shot Always a Concern
Guillain-Barré Syndrome is one of the truly frightening side effects of flu shots. Known as GBS, this disorder causes your immune system to attack your own nerve cells, weakening your muscle systems and sometimes paralyzing you completely.
Between 3,000 and 6,000 people each year will get GBS, usually after being sick with the flu or getting a flu shot. The risk of GBS increases as you get older, and people over age 50 have the highest risk level.
GBS was conclusively linked to both the 1976 flu vaccine and the 2009 flu vaccine.
Officials insisted that the benefits of the flu shot outweighed the risk - but that's small comfort to those in Australia, Canada, Europe and the United States who were left permanently disabled by their "safe, harmless" flu shot.
The best defense against the Flu is a great offense. Spend more time enhancing your immune system with proper wellness care!
Well it's official! The U.S. population sits so much we've created a new disease. Yes, sitting disease plaques more than 50% of the U.S. and those numbers are growing. According to current research, more than half of us sit more than 6 hours per day and 65% of people spend more than 2 hours per day watching television. In my opinion, I find these numbers to be a little low. I speak with patient's everyday and what I hear suggests much higher figures.
I'm sure this research doesn't shock anyone, however the next finding may. This study also concluded that if people spent less than three hours per day sitting they would add two years to their life! That's significant, some even call sitting the new smoking! Several studies show prolonged sitting linked to poor posture, spinal arthritis, disc herniation, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and even cancer. These are serious health issues, some, that frequently end in death! Do I have your attention? I hope so, because here's the good news. If you're conscious about excessive sitting you can change it and add YEARS to your life! Here are some simple tips to sit less and live longer.
Those of you that have followed my blog know my position on vaccinations. Educate yourself with the facts, the risks and rewards, and then make an informed decision. This breaking news from Italy is yet another example of the potential dangers of vaccinations. I'm sure if these parents knew the potential effects of the MMR vaccine, they would have made another decision. Now it's too late and there son will NEVER be the same.
Current statistics show that more than 50 million people in the United States suffer from acid reflux disease. What is acid reflux? Basically, acid reflux (or GERD ) is when hydrochloric acid backs up into your esophagus and causes burning pain, and even damage to the delicate tissue lining the windpipe. The most common signs and symptoms of this disorder are: nausea, belching, constant bloating, chest pain, difficulty swallowing, and occasional regurgitation of food.
Recently, while exercising, I was watching "The Doctors" program on television. Occasionally, they have some great information on health and wellness. This was NOT one of those episodes! This episode was talking about how there is a new, breakthrough treatment for "spider veins". Spider veins are a form of varicose vein, but smaller and more of a cosmetic issue than a health/pain issue. One of the doctors on the program is a cosmetic surgeon he was extremely excited to demonstrate this amazing new technology. Without going into great detail, and to stay on point, he basically injected detergent into the tiny veins and everyone watched in awe as they disappeared. His words: "Watch as I inject detergent into the veins." THIS is the exciting new technology? Injecting detergent to remove a cosmetic blemish on your skin. What's next injecting botulism toxin in your face to remove wrinkles? Oh that's right that's being done already, that's what Botox is. When I was younger we feared Botulism; that's why mom always kept the meat in the fridge and not on the counter. Why did we fear this toxin that we now inject freely into our bodies? Botulism by definition is "a sometimes fatal disease of the nervous system acquired from spoiled foods in which botulin toxin is present, especially improperly canned or marinated foods." Sometimes fatal is scary enough for me to avoid this toxin at all costs.
We are injecting detergents and killer toxins into our bodies delicately balanced eco-system and wondering why we are sicker as a nation than most other industrialized countries. We take more and more medications each year and at the same time try to figure out our health care crisis. The solution to this crisis starts with a realization that your body's environment needs to be GREEN. This is directly analogous to understanding that our world and its environment need to be GREEN. More chemicals in our body's eco-system equals more harm and less health. It's that simple!
Recently I read a great blog on Physical Therapy and Chiropractic. A great point was made that needs to be repeated. Your body needs to keep moving! Your cardiovascular system needs movement for proper blood flow and heart health, your muscles need movement and stimulation to maintain development, and your joints need proper motion to ward off arthritis.
PT's are your source to learn proper motion and instruct you on exercises to maintain the muscular system. They are experts on muscle physiology and rehabilitation exercises.
Chiropractors are experts on spinal function as it relates to proper nerve system function. We specialize in detecting and correcting subluxations of the spine and how they interfere with proper nerve development. We utilize posture, X-rays, and the latest computer nerve tests to find spinal problems before they develop into postural issues and arthritis.
Use these two professions to help you and your family achieve optimal health and wellness. For more information on Physical Therapy, visit www.moveforwardpt.com
For more information on wellness chiropractic, visit www.aacfamilywellness.com
I hope this clears any confusion you may have with these two professions, and as always...Be Well!
A major concern with aspartame is its interaction with other chemicals, like anti-depressants, heart medications, hormones, insulin, vaccines, and other sweeteners. This amplifies its neurotoxicity -- over the years, many reports have related aspartame to headaches, memory loss, seizures, blindness, coma, cancer and death, and it also seems to increase fibromyalgia, lupus, multiple sclerosis, ADD, diabetes, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, retardation, lymphoma, birth defects, chronic fatigue, and depression. This is ugly stuff, and this is only a partial list of its deleterious effects. Get informed before you continue consuming this chemical.
As always, Be Well!
Fluoride, our front line defense in fighting tooth decay. So safe, we have been using it in toothpaste, mouthwash, adding it to our water supply, and even giving it in pill form to our children. Well research has been done over the past 10 years and the results may surprise you.
The studies are conclusive and report that fluoride damages your bones when ingested every day over long periods of time. Millions of Americans now suffer from skeletal fluorosis, a crippling bone disease caused by excessive fluoride. Nearly 40 percent of all children in the U.S. have dental fluorosis, while millions more have mild fluorosis. Of course, these conditions are mainly caused by high dose fluoride exposure but here's the problem, fluoride accumulates over time.
To fully understand your fluoride exposure risk, let's explore how fluoride is handled in your body. First, up to half of ingested fluoride accumulates in your bones, while the other half is excreted in the urine. Second, once fluoride enters your bones it is removed very slowly. The biological half-life of fluoride in bone (the time for half of it to be removed) is as long as 20 years. Third, most people have constant low level exposures to fluoride, and are taking more fluoride into their bones than is being removed. As a result, the fluoride level in bone increases steadily with time. We are slowly being over exposed to fluoride and are all at risk for fluorosis.
You may be wondering, why is fluoride being recommended in the first place? Fluoride increases the density of trabecular bone and has been shown to reduce dental cavities. A study from 1940 showed a 60 percent reduction of dental cavities in areas where water was treated with fluoride. However, recent studies don't show such a drastic difference between fluoridated areas and non-fluoridated areas. Mainly due to dental practices among individuals and eating habits. This new found evidence, and the overwhelming evidence that over exposure to fluoride carries risks such as fluorosis, cancer, and bone fracture, have sparked some controversy. In Canada, for instance, The Fluoride Action Network have made a major push to end water fluoridation all together. Currently 60 percent of Canada has stopped fluoridation and it seems the rest of the country will follow. Locally, New York city councilor Peter Vallone has introduced legislation "prohibiting the addition of fluoride to the water supply." If this legislation passes, it would spark the rest of our counrty to follow.
Despite the fact that 170 million Americans now drink fluoridated water every day, we continue to have little understanding on how the consequent contamination of our food and water with fluoride is affecting bone health. While we know that fluoride at high doses clearly harms bone, and while there are several worrying indications that similar harm is occurring at the lower levels that Americans regularly ingest, the absence of competent research by U.S. health authorities has enabled many basic, fundamental questions to remain unanswered. Until researchers feel free to report adverse findings on fluoride without fear of losing their funding, this situation is likely to persist, to the possible peril of millions of American's bone health.
One thing is certain, the risks of fluoride exposure outweighs the benefits. Inform yourself, check out www.mercola.com and our website at www.aacfamilywellness.com for more on fluoride and other current health issues. Stay up to date, join us on facebook at www.facebook.com/aacwellness and Twitter at www.twitter.com/aacwellness. We are committed to educate our community and bring health and wellness to you and your family! As always Be Well!
The following is an excerpt from one of my current articles.
It's Flu season again and that means shots! Lots and lots of shots, approximately 180 million will be made at a cost of 3.69 billion, a lot of shots, a lot of waste. 80 million shots were thrown out last year. That's 1.6 billion in waste. Why? Well when you search the research, 2010 was also one of the highest refusal rates on record. 70% of people refused the flu shot last year! Surprisingly last year was one of the best flu seasons on record, with the lowest rate of flu deaths in years. This statistic alone has raised many eyebrows in the scientific field. One question is "should we look deeper into vaccination and its efficacy?"
Here some facts you'll find when investigating this question.
• There is no single virus that causes the flu. Influenza is a group of symptoms used to describe an illness that is caused by many viruses.
• Viruses constantly change or mutate everyday to survive detection and destruction by immune cells. This makes it almost impossible for the CDC to guess the right virus strain because it may not exist yet.
• In a single Year, the CDC identified 863 DIFFERENT influenza viruses.
• The flu shot is trivalent and contains only three attenuated viruses.
• The latest statistic from the National Institute of Health states "Giving young children flu shots appeared to have no impact on flu related doctor visits or hospitalizations" www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed
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