Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Why The Alkaline Diet And Cancer Is An Ideal Solution

As a result of the epidemic of cancer that has broken out in recent years, there have been great strides made in where cancer originated, how it grows in the body and how effective alkaline diet and cancer regime has become. The definition of cancer allows the patient to have some control in the prevention and battle of cancer cells. By sticking to a primarily alkaline diet, this reduces, and actually quenches, the production of cancer and other diseases. Because of this, an alkaline diet has been found to prevent disease, while an acidic diet encourages disease and cancer to grow.
When you take the definition of cancer simply, it is 'a malformed cell.' This malformed cell can only reproduce malformed cells, and since the human body reproduces tens of thousands of cells daily, the answer is to stop that reproduction. The best defense then is a good offense, and that is what an alkaline diet does as it feeds the good cells, while choking out the disease.
The foods that are taken into the body typically come from two categories - foods that produce an acidic environment and foods that produce an alkaline environment. If you are taking a large quantity of medicines, this might cause your system to lean more towards the acidic, but it can be counteracted by consuming more alkaline-producing foods.
An alkaline diet is generally made up of alkaline-producing foods, so that the pH level is brought to a level of around 7.4. If you search online there are alkaline/acidic charts of all the foods. If you are just beginning this diet, make a copy of the chart and carry it with you when you shop or go out to eat. In general, stay away from processed foods, fast foods fried in trans fat, any food made with white sugar or white flour, and all foods with chemicals and steroids. These foods all feed cancer cells. If this is what your diet is made up of, check the alkaline food list and see what to be eating now.
Foods on that are alkaline-producing are vegetables, seeds, most fruits, brown rice and other grains, and fish. These foods can be mixed and matched to your own preference for at least 80% of your total diet, and then you add 20% of the acidic-producing foods, and the acidic foods are not all "bad". Foods on the acidic side are whole grain breads, lean meats, milk and milk products, butter and eggs, and this adds up to make an 100% alkaline diet.
To monitor your pH level once you have gotten started on an alkaline diet and cancer fighting way of eating, check any health food store for pH strips or litmus paper. There will be a color chart included to use and determine what your pH blood level is. For an alkaline system, it should register between 7.2 - 7.8. No two people are alike, so test your pH level about once a day as you get started. Then continue to check once a week. If you need to raise your pH level, eat more alkaline foods and use green supplements. An alkaline diet will prevent disease naturally.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Cell Phones and Brain Cancer: Is There a Link?

With the recent announcement by WHO (world health organisation) about the potential dangers of cell phone radiation, we are all naturally concerned, especially those of us who use cell phones regularly and/or who have kids with cell phones. What is safe, we wonder, in terms of use, cell phone type and exposure? Are some cell phones safer than others, and are there ways in which we can limit the dangers by changing our usage patterns?
While the answers are still coming in, there are things we can do to help protect ourselves. These tips come from a variety of sources, including a brain scientist who has recovered from brain cancer (Dr. David Servan-Schreiber - if you have not yet read his book, Anticancer, A New Way of Life go get it! It's an excellent read for anyone wishing to prevent cancer, or already dealing with the health challenges cancer presents). Simultaneously, we are all terrified of cancer but somehow in denial that it will ever touch us personally. It's time we look clearly at the rampart cancer rates of the last decade and take as many steps as we can personally to protect our health.
When it comes to this health issue, we are all exposed to radiation in varying degrees, even those of us who do not have a cell phone. In North America, unless you live in the remote wilds and are completely off the grid, you're likely affected, even if from cell towers and criss-crossing signals in the air. Experts are telling us that cordless phones pose similar risks, and it s only as more studies come to completion that the alarming statistics are becoming available. Nonetheless, mobile phones and smart phones are here to stay, so let's do what we can given that reality.
For one thing, most mobile phone manufacturers now offer a protection rating on their phones, as consumers become increasingly aware and concerned. Ask your provider about your specific phone and be sure to check the rating of any phone you buy. Other tips include using a headset rather than putting the phone directly to your ear when talking, and leaving the phone away from your wear until someone answers; according to experts the signal is stronger when the phone is ringing, before it connects. The signal is also stronger when you are between cell towers, so if the connection is bad hang up and try later when it's safer. For children and teens with developing brains, limit cell phone use and if anything, encourage texting over speaking (who ever thought anyone would say that?).

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Can An Organic Raw Foods Diet Help Prevent Cancer and Heart Diseases?

There are a number of instances where an organic raw food diet has not only prevented, but has also cured, many of the common diseases that plague "modern" society. To prove this, two testimonies of people who have found great health through an organic raw food diet are given below.

Before we go any further, be warned! To get the most out of this diet, it must be accompanied with a whole new lifestyle.

The problem is, for many years we have been told meat and dairy products are essential for daily protein and vitamin B12 food requirements, that without them we would be malnourished, that drinking cow's milk gives us the calcium we need to prevent bone and teeth degeneration, and that we must cook foods to get the greatest benefits from them.

Another big problem is much of what is put in processed foods has proven to be cancer enhancing. For example, the hormones that are put in livestock to make them grow faster have been known for years to cause cancer. The additives and preservatives that are placed in foods are causing many health problems-especially in children and the elderly. Fishing places and reservoirs for drinking water are being polluted from insecticides, herbicides and pesticides from commercialized, agricultural farm lands' drain-offs. Doesn't it stand to reason that if these products kill insects, weeds and other pests, they are most likely harmful to our overall health? To add insult to injury, drinking water is further polluted by putting deadly poisons like chlorine and fluorine in it. Some will say that these are measured in parts-per-million. They imply from this that such small amounts will not hurt us. In fact, they tell us fluorine prevents tooth decay. The question is, "How do you like your poison: by parts-per-million or by the gallon?" Do you want to die slowly over time or fast by the second? Do you want to destroy your health by the year or by the minute?

It turns out that much of what we are told concerning good health maintenance are "old myths" that have no sure foundation. More and more people are discovering that going back to God's original diet of raw organic fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, herbs, and spices is much more healthy. They call this "going back to the garden" as recorded in Genesis 1:29. These people are ahead of their time. They have chosen "to take charge of their own health." They not only talk the talk, they also walk the walk. They are living examples of what they "preach." Thankfully, their number is growing by the day.

To see what I mean, here are two examples, out of many, of people being cured of cancer by following the ten commandments of ultimate health. The first one is about a Baptist pastor who had colon cancer in his 40′s. He is now in his 70′s. No cancer for all these years. (To see his story go to his link at the bottom of this page.) For the next testimony, learn of a medical doctor who taught other doctors how to practice medicine. She developed a large cancer between her two breasts. Very painful! After trying a number of alternative medicines-because she did not trust the medical practice's treatments for cancer-she came upon a cure for her cancer and in the process discovered the ten commandments for ultimate health. (To see her story go to her link at the bottom of this page.) You can Google up many stories just like these from people who are living examples of what happens when you leave the S.A.D. (Sad American Diet) and follow God's ten commandments for good health.

Here are the ten commandments to good health that demand a big change in the way diseases are approached:

1. Develop a loving, personal relationship with the true and living Lord God of Glory. This starts with a new life through the Lord Jesus Christ as outlined in the Christian's New Testament Bible. In simple language, this means turning away from rebellion against God and accepting the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior.

2. Change your diet to all raw organic fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, spices, and herbs. Do this in stages. Remove one thing and add in its place from the above list of foods. As you do this your body will detoxify itself and go back to good health.

3. Get at least 8 hours sleep every night. You are on a day-night cycle. It is best to get in bed no later than 10 PM. Night shift people will need to adjust their day to keep this commandment.

4. Drink pure water. This should be steam-distilled water. You should drink at least 1 ounce of water for every 2 pounds of body weight.

5. Develop a loving relationship with everyone. Do not be resentful, unforgiving, fearful or practice any of the works of the flesh as listed in Galatians 5:19-21. Be kind to everyone. Practice the fruit of the Holy Spirit as found in Galatians 5:22, 23 in relationship to commandment 1. Do random deeds of kindness with no thought of being repaid.

6. Get some sunshine every day. This is needful for vitamin D production in your body and other helpful benefits.

7. Get outdoors in the fresh air in a place where there is green vegetation. Some place like a meadow, park or forest area would be ideal.

8. Get some exercise every day. Walking, cycling, or rebounding would be ideal. (You can do commandments 6-8 by walking in the park when the sun is out at least once a day.)

9. Get rid of all your body waste products. This should be on a regular basis. Do not allow your body waste to build up. This may mean a colon cleansing from time to time.

10. Develop a positive outlook toward life. Trust God to supply all your needs. Do not be "up-tight" over anything. Relax and enjoy your good physical, emotional and spiritual health. Tell others about your wonderful discovery by precept and example as much as you can.

By practicing these ten commandments to good health, you will restore your body, normalize your weight and strength, and develop a strong immune system that will keep you away from the doctor's waiting room.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Testicular Cancer and Men's Health

Cancers of the reproductive organs in men and women have the lowest early detection rates of most cancers. While testicular cancer symptoms present themselves in very obvious ways there is a certain gender centric difficulty in reporting symptoms and confirming diagnosis, particularly given the emotionally and psychosexual sensitivity of the region. Men simply do not want to acknowledge issues of health concern and it is a gender specific quality that has mortality rates climbing in certain types of cancers where early detection is critical. Being bashful to acknowledge a problem or health concern in the genital region can be fatal.

Testicular cancer symptoms appear on the onset as some significant abnormalities that should be easy to detect if the patient is forthcoming and observant to their own body and overall health. Testicular cancer symptoms can begin as tenderness or acute soreness in the lower back, unusual pain or swelling in the testicles or the presence of abnormally inflamed or discolored areas of skin, or growths around the area. The experience of sexual discomfort during erections, painful bleeding during urination and even the detection of blood in the ejaculate are all hallmark signs of testicular cancer symptoms.

While the same symptoms can be present in a case of prostate cancer as well, testicular cancer symptoms can only be confirmed by examination by a physician and testing. If a lump is found in the testicles a needle biopsy may be acquired to test the tissue of the tumor to detect if it is benign. CT scans and ultrasounds are also part of the identification of abnormal tumors or growths.

Attitudes toward male sexuality and healthcare are starting to change but a good degree of historical influence prohibits men behaviorally from seeking out medical advice at the early detection states of testicular cancer symptoms. Whether a matter of embarrassment or a personal issue with vulnerability the predisposition for men to delay in seeking treatment creates an environment where the risk of cancer metastasizing increases needlessly.

The treatments which commence after the confirmation of testicular cancer symptoms are typically non-invasive and may involve chemotherapy and radiological treatment in a topical area. In more severe cases a radical inguinal orchiectomy or surgical removal of the testes is required to prevent the spread of cancer into the nearby abdominal lymph nodes. In all cancer treatments prevention of the spread of cancer through the body is key to patient recovery, and preventing the spread into the lymphatic system is critical. As such radiological therapies may also be targeted at the abdominal region to prohibit the growth of cancer in the abdominal cavity and surround vital organs.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Recognizing Toxic Shock Syndrome and Blood Cancer

You might have heard of the diseases toxic shock syndrome and blood cancer but you are not fully aware of what these are. These are life-threatening disorders especially when not treated immediately. Here are some important information that you should know about these disorders.
Toxic shock syndrome or TSS is a fatal disease caused by bacterial toxins that circulate in the blood. This was first discovered in 1978 among young children. However, it only became known when an epidemic happened in 1981 among women who were using tampons. Caused by the Staphylococcus bacteria, there are also risk factors that can predispose a person to having toxic shock syndrome. These risk factors include childbirth, foreign bodies such as the packings used to stop nose bleeding, surgery, use of tampons, infection of wounds and using barrier contraceptives like vaginal sponge.
The signs and symptoms of toxic shock syndrome vary for each individual and the underlying cause of the disease. The most common manifestation of TSS is fever with the body temperature going as high as 38.9 0C. This is often accompanied by body weakness, confusion and decreased blood pressure. In some, there can be rashes similar to that of sunburn that can occur in all parts of the body even the mouth, palms, soles of the feet, the mouth and lips. Other signs and symptoms include nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, headache, sore throat, light-headedness and fainting.
Because toxic shock syndrome is a severe disease, a person who is suffering from this disorder should be brought to the hospital immediately and is usually admitted at the intensive care unit. Foreign materials that are believed to be the cause of TSS such as tampons and nasal packing should be removed immediately and drainage should be done to wound infections. Antibiotic therapy is necessary and it is usually done intravenously. Other treatment methods include aggressive fluid therapy, dialysis if there are kidney problems and oxygen therapy if there is breathing difficulty.
Meanwhile, blood cancer is a general term for malignancies that involve the lymphatic system, the bone marrow and the blood. The three types of blood cancer include leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. Leukemia, the most common of the three is the condition when there are more white blood cells in the body which are actually abnormal cells. Lymphoma is the presence of tumors that are malignant in the lymphatic system. Lastly, myeloma refers to the malignancy of plasma cells, the cells which produce antibodies and are located in the bone marrow.
There are different signs and symptoms of blood cancers and these usually depend on the type of cancer. The most common ones are body weakness, easy fatigability and breathlessness. There can also be excessive bruising even for minimal injuries as well as excessive bleeding. Fever is often recurrent and during the night, there is profuse sweating. There is also nausea, vomiting and anorexia which lead to weight loss. Abdominal pain is also a common manifestation as well as confusion, headaches and decrease in urination.
The treatment of blood cancer is generally the same with other cancers - chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Bone marrow transplant can also be done if there is a compatible donor. While on these therapies, supportive care is also very important. You should make sure that a person who is suffering from blood cancer should have the care that he needs so that his optimum health is maintained. The treatment is a long-term process for it can take months to years so you should be patient.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Green Tea and Fighting Off Cancer

Green tea is awesome and it can fight off cancer. Cancer is a deadly ailment that does scare people because many people are unsure how it gets started and exactly how to stop it. One thing that many health professionals agree on is that cancer starts with a damaged cell. Then it sort of grows and once it reaches the blood stream it can travel to another part of someone's system and this is called metastasis. Where the cancer was first found is how it is named, for instance breast cancer or pancreas cancer.
Smoking tobacco causes 87% of all lung cancer as well as 30% of all cancer deaths. Yes that is a lot and it's one of the chief ways someone can get this disease. Another big risk factor is obesity. According to the American Cancer Society it is estimated that nearly 90 thousand deaths each year could have been saved from this ailment if more people in the United States were not overweight. Other factors that increase the risk for this disease is too much sun exposer, not enough sleep, too much processed foods, and other environment factors such as pollution and radiation.
This nutrient has been proven to give people a ton of healthy benefits. Consumption of tea can help someone lose weight, fight cavities, help with diabetes, skincare, acne, cholesterol, increasing someone's immune system and aging to name just a tiny few. Also drinking green tea may help with cancer because of its antioxidants and its ability to cut off a blood supply to cancerous cells.
What makes the antioxidants special in this substance over antioxidants in fruits and other sources is something called ECGC. ECGC is somewhat of a super antioxidant which is very potent can be very useful to someone. Countries that drink a lot of tea such as Japan have fewer cases of cancer than other countries. Another study showed that green tea can reduce the risk of breast cancer by three times. Also in another study rats were given a substance to create cancer and the ingredients in green tea where able to reduce colon cancer in the rats by as much as 50%.
Drinking green tea is a great idea and taking a green tea extract can really be helpful. If you're looking to enjoy the assistance of this nutrients benefits without actually drinking it than a supplement can come in handy. Shopping for supplements is probably about as fun as shopping for a chemistry set. So to make things easier our group has put together a free report that goes over the industry.