Choices in Cancer Treatment

The world of patients is currently divided into two camps. There are those who do not doubt their doctors and their government and embrace CT scans, biopsies, chemo and radiation therapy, though of course they are scared to death, as they should be, of these very aggressive, toxic treatments that cause a host of severe side effects including death. And then there are others who do not trust the mainstream of medicine and seek out alternative more natural ways of dealing with their cancer. Continue reading

How to Make Black Garlic Sauce

Garlic is an essential ingredient in most recipes as it provides a unique flavor and aroma to a dish. Its culinary uses are diverse — for stir-frying, sautéing, roasting, braising and baking. But a new variety of this herb, called black garlic, is now being used to bring a sweet and unique twist to dishes. Continue reading

An Introduction to Endometriosis

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  • In the U.S., 2% to 10% of women between 25 and 40 years old are struggling with endometriosis
  • This condition is characterized by growth of endometrium outside the uterus
  • Infertility is one of the many complications linked to endometriosis

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2019 Vaccine Awareness Week Update

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More than 500 vaccine-related bills were introduced in U.S. state legislatures in 2019, many of which proposed to restrict or eliminate vaccine exemptions

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Chlorophyll: How to Get This Valuable Nutrient From Foods

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  • Chlorophyll is a pigment that absorbs sunlight to help plants to make their own food, as well as give them their green color
  • Chlorophyll is generally known for its ability to help increase the production of red blood cells
  • According to the Journal of Food Science, dietary chlorophyll contains antioxidant and antimutagenic properties that may benefit your health by fighting free radicals throughout your body

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Documentary — Nebraska Retiree Uses Earth’s Heat to Grow Oranges in Snow

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  • Tropical fruits can be grown in subzero climates with geothermal energy
  • The only heat source for geothermal greenhouses is the Earth’s heat, which is 52 degrees at 8 feet deep
  • Energy costs to run a geothermal greenhouse are less than a dollar a day
  • Harmful herbicides and pesticides can be avoided with geothermal greenhouses
  • Geothermal greenhouse produce is marketable at local farmer’s markets
  • The crops can be more profitable because there are few transportation costs involved

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Eat This Crunchy Veggie to Fight Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic syndrome is on the rise due to fast-food diets and inactivity, but you can fight back by adding more celery to your diet. This unassuming vegetable contains a surprising blend of antioxidants, flavonoids and other phytochemicals that work together, tackling metabolic syndrome via multiple pathways Continue reading

What Can a Snake Plant Do for You?

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  • Snake plants are sometimes called the “bedroom plant” because at night they absorb carbon dioxide and toxins from the air and produce oxygen. This helps improve air quality during your sleep hours
  • Results from a study by NASA indicate that snake plants are effective against formaldehyde, benzene and trichloroethylene, the last two of which are volatile organic compounds known to be carcinogenic in people. The plant also effectively removes carbon dioxide, which is known to reduce cognitive skills and performance
  • The snake plant might be one of the easiest container houseplants to care for as it has few requirements, will grow in full sun or shade and is drought-resistant. The plant needs no pruning and can be easily propagated from a cutting or as you repot
  • Snake plants come in a variety of shapes, colors and sizes. They infrequently trigger an allergic contact dermatitis reaction but are toxic when ingested so they should be kept out of reach of children and pets. Seek immediate medical attention if you suspect ingestion or see signs of toxicity such as excess salivation, nausea or diarrhea

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Why There Is No Such Thing As ‘Safe’ Tap Water

Despite being at the top of the global food chain and industrial developmental ladder, the United States has a poor track record for delivering uncontaminated drinking water to the public. Even the nicest restaurants are guilty of serving you directly from the tap. It’s time to get real about the ‘tap water problem,’ one of the most significant vectors of toxicity of our age… Continue reading

What are the 21 Basic Causes and 4 Basic Characteristics of Cancers?

The truth is that there is no one cause of cancer. There is a multiplicity of causes acting simultaneously through the years that leads up to each person’s cancer. That means there is no single demon that we can blame our cancer on. As you go through the below list of causes try to pick what you think are the principle causes in your case. In general most cancer patients will be suffering from multiple causes. Each cause suggests an intelligent treatment to address the specific cause.

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Scientists Investigating Ear Tumors in Catalina Island Foxes

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  • In 1999, canine distemper ravaged Catalina Island foxes, reducing their numbers by 95%
  • A conservation program that included captive breeding, vaccinating against canine distemper and monitoring of the wild fox population began
  • Their numbers quickly bounced back, and there were more than 2,000 foxes on Catalina Island at the end of 2017
  • Researchers found a “remarkably high” prevalence of the ear tumors in the Catalina Island foxes, typically found alongside ear mites and ear inflammation
  • Conservationists removed about two dozen of the surviving foxes as part of a captive breeding program, which represented only a small genetic sample; some of these foxes had ear tumors, and it’s possible they passed on a genetic susceptibility to the disease to future generations
  • Treating the foxes for ear mites has helped to reduce the infection and inflammation, and the ear tumors appear to be less prevalent than they once were

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  • Native to temperate regions,wormwood is hailed for its possible neuroprotective,  antimicrobial and antifungal properties
  • Research has revealed that wormwood tea may help address problems with appetite and digestion
  • For food stores, you can use wormwood as an alternative to fighting off weevil infestations
  • Refrain from excessively consuming wormwood tea and other related products, as they may raise your risk for adverse effects

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Top Nine Tips for Coping With Social Anxiety

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  • Social anxiety disorder, formerly known as social phobia, affects 7.1% of U.S. adults in any given year, while an estimated 12.1% of U.S. adults will experience the disorder at some point during their lives
  • Social mishap exposure practice is a technique that may help; it puts you in the very situations you fear most — such as singing in a public place — in order to help reinforce the notion that nothing catastrophic will happen as a result
  • Engaging in acts of kindness, such as doing a roommate’s dishes, was found to reduce the desire to avoid social situations in students with high levels of social anxiety
  • Emotional Freedom Techniques, eating fermented foods, aromatherapy, ashwagandha, healthy breathing techniques and avoiding EMFs may also help to lessen anxiety naturally

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  • An estimated 17.3 million American adults (7.1% of the adult population), experienced at least one major depressive episode in 2017. The highest rates are reported among those aged between 18 and 25
  • The vast majority are prescribed antidepressant drugs, despite the fact there’s virtually no evidence to suggest they provide meaningful help, and plenty of evidence showing the harms are greater than patients are being told
  • Hundreds of thousands of toddlers are also being medicated with powerful psychiatric drugs, raising serious ethical questions, along with questions about the future mental and physical health of these children
  • There’s no scientific evidence to suggest depression is the result of a chemical imbalance in your brain. A lot of the evidence suggests unhealthy living conditions are at the heart of the problem
  • Antidepressants are not beneficial in the long term and antipsychotic drugs worsen outcomes over the long term in those diagnosed with psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia

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Mexico leads world in per-capita consumption of bottled water

Eight out of every 10 Mexicans — and nine out of every 10 Mexico City residents — regularly consume bottled water, making the country the world’s top per-capita consumer of the product, according to the author of a new book on the subject. Continue reading