Want to cut your risk for liver cancer?

Drink coffee!

From Natural News:

Researchers from the Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Southern California have shown a positive correlation between drinking coffee and a lower risk of hepatocellular carcinoma. These findings, targeted to this type of liver cancer, also known as HCC, were presented at the American Association of Cancer Research’s annual meeting. During that presentation, researchers noted that people who are at high risk for HCC should aim to drink coffee on a daily basis.

According to V. Wendy Setiawan, Ph.D., a doctor and associate professor at the Department of Preventive Medicine at the University of California, the study involved following 179,890 women and men over the course of 18 years. The study participants were of varying races, including Latinos, Caucasians, Hawaiian Americans, African Americans and Japanese Americans. Researchers tracked the participants’ coffee consumption, as well as other factors related to their lifestyles.

Of the participants in the study, 498 of them were eventually diagnosed with HCC. Researchers, however, noted an interesting correlation between the amount of coffee consumed and the likelihood of the study’s participants to develop cancer. For those people who drank, on average, one to three cups of coffee each day, their risk for developing HCC was 29% lower compared to those who drank less than six cups of coffee each week.

Even more startling were the results of those people who drank four, or more, cups of coffee each day. These people showed a 42% lower risk of developing liver cancer. While these results are encouraging, they are not the first time that a positive relationship between coffee consumption and a lower risk of liver cancer has been shown.

In 2013, a study published in the medical journal Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology analyzed published data from years of studies. The studies pulled included 16 from between 1999 and 2012, with results showing a 40% reduction in the risk of HCC with the consumption of coffee. Additionally, the risk was slashed by 50% when individuals drank at least three cups of coffee each day.

Read more here: Lower liver cancer risk by drinking coffee daily

Vaccine fraud

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This is a picture of a flu shot package insert (the document that unfolds like a roadmap containing all the research that’s been done on medication by the pharma company. That data is what is presented to the FDA to license a drug)

More from the flu vaccines label:

“Safety and effectiveness of Flulaval have not been established in pregnant women, nursing mothers or children.” (And yet this vaccine is routinely administered to pregnant women.)

“Safety and effectiveness of Flulaval in pediatric patients have not been established.” (Yet the vaccine is also routinely given to children.)

“Flulaval has not been evaluated for carcinogenic or mutagenic potential, or for impairment of fertility.” (It might cause cancer and spontaneous abortions, in other words, but they don’t really know.)

“Do not administer Flulaval to anyone… following previous administration of any influenza vaccine.” (No one who has already had a flu shot in any previous year should take this flu shot. Yet flu shots are routinely given year after year to the very same people who often end up getting the flu anyway because their immune systems are so compromised.)

Thanks to Mike Adams for posting.

Learn more: Vaccine researcher fakes evidence

Evidence of vaccine failure

From Sciencemag.org:

Whooping Cough Vaccine Does Not Stop Spread of Disease in Lab Animals

“The researchers infected four groups of baboons , each group containing three or four babies, by anesthetizing the animals and dripping a pertussis-containing solution into their noses. One group had already received the standard three doses of the acellular vaccine; a second received the whole-cell vaccine. Members of the third group had previously had whooping cough. Those in the fourth group had not had the disease and received no vaccine before being exposed.

As expected, the unvaccinated baboons developed severe whooping cough, while the baboons that had been sick previously remained well, the research team reports today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Both groups of vaccinated animals also remained healthy. However, the germ persisted an average of 35 days in the throats of baboons vaccinated with the acellular shot, though it grew less thickly than it did in the throats of the sick, unvaccinated animals. Baboons vaccinated with the whole-cell shot harbored the germ for 18 days, and it did not grow at all in animals that previously had recovered from pertussis.

Read the article here: Whooping Cough Vaccine Does Not Stop Spread of Disease in Lab Animals

So much for the theory that it’s the unvaccinated that weakens herd immunity and spreads disease.

I have worked with many children whose immune system’s were not compromised by vaccinations and did contract pertussis. With the proper herbal and homeopathic support needed for their bodies, the infection was rather mild. And now all the children have a true community so that they will not harbor and spread the infection themselves. Added bonus: the little girls now have the ability to pass the antibodies on to their babies.

More on why vaccines fail

Another excellent article from Dr. Mercola.

Highlights:

Longtime MMR vaccine advocate Dr. Gregory Poland now says the measles-containing MMR shot often fails to protect against measles and that recently reported measles outbreaks in highly vaccinated societies occurs primarily among those previously vaccinated.

The MMR vaccine is unlikely to eradicate measles globally because even after two doses, nearly 10 percent of children do not have vaccine strain measles antibodies.

Serious vaccine reactions continue to be reported; a new father in Australia became paralyzed after receiving a B. pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine in order to visit his newborn son in the hospital nursery.

Furthermore:

As board-certified pediatrician Dr. Lawrence Palevsky said:

“…they are not following children long enough to know whether in three months, six months, three years, six years, or 10 years, there could be some autoimmune antibody or some immune challenge that happens to the body that lingers or that just sits there as a genotypic effect. There’s a change in the genetics, there’s a change in the DNA, that doesn’t necessarily manifest itself until years later because of other stressors, perhaps even from another vaccine that comes years later. None of those studies have been done, so I don’t know how you can say that vaccines are safe.

…We’re not looking at the micro-molecular levels to see, ‘Okay, was there an autoimmune antibody produced? Were there other inflammatory markers produced? Where did those markers manifest? Did they stay in the body? Did they manifest into clinical symptoms? How are they relevant?’ None of that science is being done. But we’re just saying that vaccines are safe, because we’ve been doing it for so long. And anyone with a good scientific mind would say that’s not adequate.”

Learn more here: Measles vaccine failures

Weight loss?

Fasting may hold the key…

Fasting is historically common-place as it has been a part of spiritual practice for millennia. But modern science has confirmed there are many good reasons for fasting, including:

Normalizing your insulin sensitivity, which is key for optimal health as insulin resistance (which is what you get when your insulin sensitivity plummets) is a primary contributing factor to nearly all chronic disease, from diabetes to heart disease and even cancer
Normalizing ghrelin levels, also known as “the hunger hormone”
Promoting human growth hormone (HGH) production, which plays an important part in health, fitness and slowing the aging process
Lowering triglyceride levels
Reducing inflammation and lessening free radical damage
There’s also plenty of research showing that fasting has a beneficial impact on longevity in animals. There are a number of mechanisms contributing to this effect. Normalizing insulin sensitivity is a major one, but fasting also inhibits the mTOR pathway, which plays an important part in driving the aging process. The fact that it improves a number of potent disease markers also contributes to fasting’s overall beneficial effects on general health.

Interestingly, one recent study that included more than 200 individuals, found that fasting increased the participants’ low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL or “bad” cholesterol) and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL, the “good” cholesterol) by 14 percent and 6 percent, respectivelyvi. Why would fasting raise total cholesterol? Dr. Benjamin D. Horne, PhD, MPH, director of cardiovascular and genetic epidemiology at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute, and the study’s lead author, offers the following explanation:

“Fasting causes hunger or stress. In response, the body releases more cholesterol, allowing it to utilize fat as a source of fuel, instead of glucose. This decreases the number of fat cells in the body… This is important because the fewer fat cells a body has, the less likely it will experience insulin resistance, or diabetes.”

Even more remarkable, the study also found that fasting triggered a dramatic rise in HGH—1,300 percent in women, and an astounding 2,000 percent in men!

HGH, commonly referred to as “the fitness hormone” plays an important role in maintaining health, fitness and longevity, including promotion of muscle growth, and boosting fat loss by revving up your metabolism. The fact that it helps build muscle while simultaneously promoting fat loss explains why HGH helps you lose weight without sacrificing muscle mass, and why even athletes can benefit from the practice (as long as they don’t overtrain and are careful about their nutrition).

The only other thing that can compete in terms of dramatically boosting HGH levels is high-intensity interval training. If you’re over the age of 30, especially if you lead an increasingly sedentary lifestyle, you’ve likely entered a phase known as somatopause (age-related growth hormone deficiency). As your HGH levels decrease, your levels of insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) also decrease, and this is yet another important part of what drives your body’s aging process.

Variations of Fasting

In his blog on marksdailyapple.com, Mark Sisson delves into four different variations of fasting, and how to implement them. The variations he includes are:

LeanGains (a fasting protocol by Martin Berkhanvii )—A daily 14-16 hour fast, during which time you consume nothing, with the exception of non-caloric fluids. Sleeping time is included in this time-frame, leaving an 8-10 hour window during the day when you’re allowed to eat.
This protocol is designed with regular exercise in mind, with specific nutrient ratios for workout days and rest days, and is geared for those who want to shed excess fat and gain muscle mass. Hence, it’s best suited for those who are actually exercising and lifting weights each week and can tolerate working out in a fasted state.

Eat Stop Eat (created by Brad Pilonviii)—In this protocol, you fast for a full 24 hours once or twice a week. Your fast should be broken with a regular-sized meal (i.e. avoid gorging when coming off your fast), and you can maintain a regular exercise program without any special diet recommendations for workout days.
Fasting for 24 hours can be tough for some people, but I would agree with Mark’s advice that eating a high-fat, low-carb diet can make 24-hour fasting easier, as a higher fat diet will tend to normalize your hunger hormones and provide improved satiety for longer periods of time.

The Warrior Diet (by Ori Hofmekler)—This is another protocol designed to improve your fitness by exercising in a fasted state. I’ve interviewed Ori and posted detailed articles on this in the past. His plan calls for 20 hours of fasting, and four hours of “feasting.” You exercise during the day in a fasted state. Raw vegetables are allowed during your fast, but no protein, which is reserved for “feasting” or post-exercise recovery meals.
To learn more about the Warrior Diet, please see this previous interview with Ori.

Alternate Day Fasting—This fasting protocol is exactly as it sounds: one day off, one day on. When you include sleeping time, the fast can end up being as long as 32-36 hours.
As Mark notes, this may be the most difficult of all types of fasting, as it will require you to go to bed with an empty stomach a few times a week. It’s definitely not for everyone.

Mark rounds off his list with one last suggestion: to simply let your hunger guide you and skip meals if you’re not hungry. While this should work really well for those who are otherwise healthy and are not struggling with food cravings, it may not work if you’re constantly craving food. Food cravings is a sign that you’re not providing your body with proper nutrients in the appropriate ratios, so following your hunger in this case could be staggeringly counterproductive.

Learn more at Dr. Mercola’s site:

Burn Away Fat Cells With Intermittent Fasting

More on why antibiotics should not be a knee-jerk prescription..

Our bodies are covered in a sea of microbes — both the pathogens that make us sick and the “good” microbes, about which we know less, that might be keeping us healthy. At TEDMED, microbiologist Jonathan Eisen shares what we know, including some surprising ways to put those good microbes to work. Meet Your Microbes

Highlights from Dr. Eisen’s talk:

Fun microbe fact: the average healthy adult has 10 times as many microbial cells as human cells. So what good things are these microbes doing for us? Here, some highlights.

1. Microbes play defense. The oodles of microbes that live on and inside us protect us from pathogens simply by taking up space. By occupying spots where nasties could get access to and thrive, good microbes keep us healthy. As Eisen explains, “It’s sort of like how having a nice ground cover around your house can prevent weeds from taking over.”

2. Microbes boost the immune system. Researchers at Loyola University demonstrated in a 2010 study how Bacillus, a rod-shaped bacteria found in the digestive tract, bind to immune system cells and stimulate them to divide and reproduce. The research suggests that, years down the road, those with weakened immune systems could be treated by introducing these bacterial spores into the system. These microbes could potentially even help the body fight cancerous tumors.

3. Microbes protect us from auto-immune diseases. In his TEDTalk, Eisen describes being diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes as a teenager after “slowly wasting away until I looked like a famine victim with an unquenchable thirst.” Because microbes help train the immune system, if the microbiome is thrown out of whack, it can alter the body’s ability to differentiate between itself and foreign invaders. Recent research into Type 1 Diabetes reveals that a disturbance in the microbial community could trigger the disease, in which the body kills cells that produce insulin. In a 2009 study, researchers at Cornell University showed that introducing a benign strain of E. coli into diabetic mice set off a domino effect that led them to produce insulin. The work suggests that, someday, microbial yogurt could replace insulin shots for people with the disease. Microbial disturbances could be at the root of other auto-immune disorders too.

4. Microbes keep us slim. Microbes play an important role in our body shape by helping us digest and ferment foods, as well as by producing chemicals that shape our metabolic rates. Eisen explains, “It seems that disturbances in our microbial community may be one of the factors leading to an increase in obesity.”

5. Microbes detoxify and may even fight off stress. Just as humans breath in oxygen and release carbon dioxide, microbes in and on us take in toxins and spare us their dangerous effects. A recent study also shows that people feeling intense stress have much less diverse bacterial communities in the gut, suggesting that there is a not-yet-understood interplay between microbes and stress responses.

6. Microbes keep babies healthy. Recent studies have shown that babies born via caesarean section have very different microbiomes than those born the old-fashioned way. Why? Because during the birthing process, babies are colonized with the microbes of their mother, especially substances that aid in the digestion of milk. According to Science News, babies born via C-section are more likely to develop allergies and asthma than children born vaginally.
It’s clear that microbes have major implications for our health. And yet, much more research needs to be done to determine what different microbes do, and whether their disturbance causes ailments or is simply correlated to various health issues.

Agricultural Pesticides Linked to Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

From Dr. Mercola:

Pesticide exposure has been linked to a number of chronic and devastating diseases, including Parkinson’s, DNA damage, and cancer

A recent meta-analysis, which included 44 papers exploring the impacts of pesticide exposure on non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, concluded there appears to be a strong link between the two
Phenoxy herbicides, including 2,4-D and dicamba, are clearly associated with three distinct types of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL). The strongest evidence is reported for glyphosate (Roundup) and B cell lymphoma

Mounting research reveals that glyphosate (Roundup) may be one of the most toxic chemicals ever to enter our food supply. Some scientists believe it may be even more toxic than DDT

Carbamate insecticides, organophosphorus insecticides, and the active ingredient lindane—an organochlorine insecticide also used to treat head lice—were also positively associated with NHL

Learn more here: Pesticides and Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma

Whether you need help detoxifying from direct exposure (as we who live in a Big Ag area do get directly exposed to pesticides – downwinder’s “syndrome”) or are suffering from having eaten food laced with this poison, give our office a call and see how we can help!

Stress… The Brain Killer

We all know stress is bad for us, but understanding how it works can give us insight into how to reverse its effects.

Cortisol over production (due to stress) leads to; insulin resistance, weight gain, osteoporosis, digestive problems, and diminished DHEA and thyroid levels.

Cortisol over production also suppresses Serotonin (calming neurotransmitter) and and BDNF (brain-derived neurotrophic factor) — both are integral in forming new brain cells.

It can also damage the hippocampus (memory center) and collects in amygdala, the fear center of the brain. Stress creates more neural connections in this part of your brain, which makes you more fearful thus causing more stress.

Learn more here: Bebrainfit.com

So the question is, what is at the core of your elevated stress level? Is it an emotion that’s trapped in your body creating repetitive thoughts? Is it a hormonal imbalance? If so, why? Is there a toxicity, an estrogen disruptor that’s creating the imbalance?

These are questions that I like to provide answers for. Call the office today and see if we can help!

The Cholesterol Lie

I’ve maintained this position for years, and that’s as a former pharma sales rep who sold the leading statin.. With a sales quota in excess of $30 million annually.

From Deane Alban:

Cholesterol Doesn’t Cause Heart Disease

Cholesterol causes heart disease — this is one of the biggest health myths of all time! Conventional “wisdom” tells us to eat a low fat diet and avoid saturated fat for our hearts. Yet, people who follow a diet high in protein and fat and low in carbohydrates aren’t dropping dead of heart attacks.
Numerous studies have definitely proven that there is no correlation between saturated fat consumption and heart disease. Considering how popular this theory is, it’s pretty shocking!
High fat diets lead to lowering of triglycerides, normalization of LDL (bad cholesterol), and an increase in LDL particle size, which is a good thing — we’ll explain shortly.

The landmark Lyon Diet Heart Study followed 650 participants who were at extreme risk for heart attacks. They were overweight, sedentary, smoked, and had high cholesterol levels — the works.
Half were put on a Mediterranean diet and half were put on what was called a “prudent” diet recommended by the American Heart Association. The study was halted before it was done because it was deemed unethical.

Why?

People on the Mediterranean diet stopped dying even though their cholesterol levels didn’t budge. However so many more people on the AHA diet were dying, researchers felt it was unethical to continue putting people at risk on this diet!

One test that seems to provide good information about your risk for heart disease is to measure LDL particle size. Large LDL molecules just move through the blood stream, doing no harm. But small LDL molecules are caused by oxidation and are dangerous. They embed themselves on artery walls, causing inflammation, and leading to plaque development.

Your HDL and LDL numbers are not a good predictor of heart disease, but what is? Two important markers are your small particle LDL and your ratio of triglycerides to HDL.
For example, if your triglyceride level is 100 and your HDL is 50, this gives you a ratio of 2. A ratio of 2 or under is good. If this ratio is higher than that, you can lower your triglycerides fairly easily by reducing sugar in your diet.

High cholesterol is not the cause of heart disease. Here are some of the worst culprits that do contribute to heart disease:

High cholesterol is not the cause of heart disease. Here are some of the worst culprits that do contribute to heart disease:
Inflammation promotes every degenerative disease. It causes microinjuries to your arteries, causing plaque formation.
Free radicals attack LDL turning it from large (safe) to small (harmful) particle LDL.
Sugar is highly inflammatory, promoting plaque formation. It also increases stress hormones.
Trans fats increase bad cholesterol, decrease good cholesterol, increase inflammation, and raise triglycerides.
Stress increases blood pressure. In fact, blood pressure is a measure of stress applied to artery walls.

Learn more here: Be Brain Fit

Managing cholesterol and inflammation are aspects of health overall. If you have any questions about how to manage your cholesterol and/or inflammation levels naturally and effectively please give our office a call.