Plant Compound Could Help You Survive Breast Cancer

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Who said there were no herbal cures for breast cancer? A new study has found that phytoestrogens, plant compounds, may have a cancer protective effect. The ones in question here are “lignans” and the target is breast cancer. The answer: it just might help you survive the disease.

Phytoestrogens mimic the actions of estrogen in the body and have been linked to many health benefits. The most important type of phytoestrogens in our diet is lignan. Lignans come in seeds (especially flaxseeds), as well as in wheat and vegetables. The body turns these lignans into another lignan, enterolactone, which is then absorbed.

From 2002 to 2005, researchers took blood samples from 1,140 women who had been diagnosed with postmenopausal breast cancer. After six years, they compared levels of enterolactone with how the disease was progressing.

They found that women with the highest blood levels of enterolactone had a 40% lower risk of death than those with the lowest levels. That is pretty huge. And the news extended for those women Continue reading

This Survival Skill and Technique is Delicious

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The survival skills and survival techniques used by our fore fathers during the ‘Great Depression” will serve us well today. They had very little money so they survived by making the most of what was available. They planted a garden. They canned vegetables, fruit and meat. They baked bread….

What was common knowledge in those days has been largely lost in this modern world of fast food and the abundance of food available to us in the modern grocery stores. Sadly times are changing. Unemployment is rampant and everything is getting more and more expensive.

It is time to learn how to survive 2011 by re-learning the skills that were common knowledge back in the 1930’s. Continue reading