New Guidelines for Breast Cancer Screening Considered Unsafe By Women
Breast Cancer Guidelines are being amended and there is some concern.
The greatest health fear for many women is breast cancer disease.
One in eight women do develop breast cancer, however, women perceive the risk to be much higher.
So much so, as a matter of fact, that they are concerned about the new guidelines limiting early cancer screening for breast cancer.
More than eight out of 10 women say new guidelines recommending against routine breast cancer screening of women under 50 are “unsafe,” according to a small survey.
But most of the women also grossly overestimate their risk of developing the disease, researchers from the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester found.
Watch out for tanning “Prescriptions” from doctors
Although many people think otherwise, a good tan does not equal good health. In reality, tanning is the skin’s way of telling you that it has been damaged.
The American Osteopathic College of Dermatology endorses the position of the American Cancer Society and the U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services on the topic of tanning.
And that position is that tanning, whether outdoors or indoors, poses a danger to one’s health.
A high school junior in frigid Vermont, Payet had been tired and unhappy for weeks when her family doctor gave her a diagnosis of seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a fall and wintertime melancholy brought on by changes in ambient light, body temperature and hormone regulation. He told her to get some sun. “But it’s not like I could take a long vacation,” Payet recalls. “He said that going to a tanning bed would do the trick.”
She went three times a week from February right through the summer. For about the next three years, she’d pop in now and then. She didn’t realize there could be long-term effects: “I loved being tan, and I thought I looked and felt healthy.”
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Research Finds Mammals Suffer Organ Death From Consuming MONSANTO Corn
Human health, of course, is of primary import to us, but ecological effects are also in play. Ninety-nine percent of GMO crops either tolerate or produce insecticide.
This may be the reason we see bee colony collapse disorder and massive butterfly deaths.
If GMOs are wiping out Earth’s pollinators, they are far more disastrous than the threat they pose to humans and other mammals.
In what is being described as the first ever and most comprehensive study of the effects of genetically modified foods on mammalian health, researchers have linked organ damage with consumption of Monsanto’s GM maize.
“Effects were mostly concentrated in kidney and liver function, the two major diet detoxification organs, but in detail differed with each GM type. In addition, some effects on heart, adrenal, spleen and blood cells were also frequently noted. As there normally exists sex differences in liver and kidney metabolism, the highly statistically significant disturbances in the function of these organs, seen between male and female rats, cannot be dismissed as biologically insignificant as has been proposed by others.
We therefore conclude that our data strongly suggests that these GM maize varieties induce a state of hepatorenal toxicity….These substances have never before been an integral part of the human or animal diet and therefore their health consequences for those who consume them, especially over long time periods are currently unknown.”
This Powerful Herb May Help Fight Cancer
Curcumin/turmeric has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years as a ‘cleanser of the body’. It appears to work at a number of levels
Curcumin is the ‘active’ ingredient of the Indian/Asian curry spice Turmeric. To put this technically, curcumin is the principal curcuminoid in turmeric. Curcuminoids are polyphenols.
Turmeric powder is ground from the root of a plant called Curcuma Longa, which is a member of the ginger family and is found throughout Southern Asia, even growing wild in the Himalayas.
There are a dozen or more studies where curcumin has caused cell death in cancer cells; and even more where it prevents tumors forming a blood supply.
Not long ago, researchers at the world-renowned University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center published a groundbreaking scientific review of their favorite anti-cancer nutrient — curcumin. Curcumin, along with several other nutrients, is remarkable in that it can actually tell the difference between a healthy cell and a cancer cell.
According to Wellness Resources, here is how the researchers explained their interest in curcumin:
“’ … Curcumin (diferuloylmethane) … is one of the most powerful and promising chemopreventive and anticancer agents … How curcumin exerts its powerful anticancer activities has been thoroughly investigated, and several mechanisms of action have been discovered … curcumin exerts its biological
activities through epigenetic modulation.’”
In other words, curcumin changes the regulation of DNA to help kill cancer. In fact, curcumin not only influences epigenetic settings, it also manages the downstream consequences, helping to guide multiple steps in the way gene orders are implemented.
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Nutrition during pregnancy not as simple as you think
What are the foods I should avoid during pregnancy?
Raw Meat,Deli Meat,Fish with Mercury, Smoked Seafood, Fish Exposed to Industrial Pollutants, Raw Shellfish, Raw Eggs, Soft Cheeses, Unpasteurized Milk, Pate, Caffeine, Alcohol, Unwashed Vegetables
Any pregnancy, even the happiest one, can have sudden unforeseen complications.
Nutrition in pregnancy-a no-brainer, right?
Who would think it was so controversial?
Disagreement over a healthy diet during pregnancy continues to rage, with one side saying that what a woman eats will have no effect on her pregnancy and the other saying it has an enormous impact.
Many pregnant women are deficient in important nutrients. Iron is one of such commonest nutrient lacking in expecting mothers. Iron deficiency lead to anaemia (lack of haemoglobin in blood) which is a risk factor for pre-term delivery, subsequent low birth weight baby pushing mother and babies prone to various infections.
The recommended requirement is 30 mg of iron daily which is not usually met by diet alone during pregnancy. So, oral iron tablet is commonly recommended. It should be taken on an empty stomach. When more than 30 mg of iron is given to treat anaemia, it is suggested to also take approximately 15 mg of zinc and 2 mg of copper, since iron interferes with absorption and utilisation of these materials.
According to some studies, caffeine decreases the availability of certain nutrients, such as calcium, zinc and iron. Current recommendations, therefore, include limiting the consumption of caffeinated products.