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Scientists to Test if Cancer Cure Can Work in Humans

American researchers will soon start a human trial to determine whether a treatment that can eradicate cancer in mice will do the same in people.

The treatment will transfuse specific white blood cells, called granulocytes, into patients with advanced forms of cancer. The granulocytes will come from healthy young people with immune systems that produce cells that have high levels of anti-cancer activity.

In the animal studies, white blood cells from cancer-resistant mice cured all lab mice who had malignant tumours. The cells have also been able to kill cervical, prostate and breast cancer tumour cells in Petri dish tests.

"All the mice we treated were 100 percent cured," lead researcher Dr. Zheng Cui told CTV News. "So that was very surprising for us."

Cui, an associate professor of pathology at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in North Carolina, announced the study Saturday at the Understanding Aging conference in Los Angeles.

Granulocytes account for abo…

10 Foods That are Dangerous to Your Health

These ten "foods" are dangerous to your health. Over the next few weeks, work to eliminate them from your diet.
White Sugar - Can damage pancreas, liver, brain and other organsRefined Grains - Are stripped of vitamin E and other essential nutrientsJunk Meats - Contain drugs, the majority being hormonesJunk Dairy - Have up to 750 million pus cells per every liter of milkWhite Table Salt - Stimulates appetite, contributes to organ malfunctionsCaffeine - Linked to six different cancers, accelerates bone loss of the spineArtificial Sweeteners - Known to have 72 side effectsSoft Drinks - Known to cause osteoporosis and obesityHarmful Fats - Hydrogenated fats: just one step away from plasticRecreational and Prescription Drugs - Many harmful side effects"Are you going to have some real food or just somethin' to eat?" - Dick Gregory

10 Reasons Why You Should Throw Out Your Microwave Oven

In 1993, my wife's grandmother was diagnosed with lung cancer. She was then given a detailed list from her doctor.

One of the listed items was to discontinue the use of her microwave oven. My wife never forgot that. Consequently, we have never owned a microwave.

Based on conclusions from Swiss, Russian and German clinical studies, the following are ten reasons why you should consider throwing out your microwave oven:

1.) Continually microwaved food causes long-term permanent brain damage by "shorting out" the electrical impulses in the brain (depolarizing or demagnetizing the brain tissue).

2.) The human body cannot metabolize (break down) the unknown by-products created in microwaved food.

3.) Male and female hormone production is shut down and/or altered by continually eating microwaved food.

4.) The effects of microwaved food by-products are residual (long-term or permanent) within the human body.

5.) Minerals, vitamins, and nutrients of all microwaved food is reduced or al…

The One Hundred Push Ups Challenge

Next month, my family and I will be taking a trip to North Carolina. While there, we will be helping my mother move into a smaller house. We'll also be spending a few days at Atlantic Beach.

Since my wife loves taking pictures during our vacations, it's time to start looking good! Otherwise, her beach pictures will come back to haunt me!

So I've decided to take the One Hundred Push Ups Challenge. The goal is to be able to do one hundred consecutive push ups by the end of six weeks.

You may be thinking, "But I can't even do ten push ups right now, much less a hundred!"

Yet according to this article, a forty year-old woman should be able to do sixteen push-ups and a man the same age should be able to do twenty-seven. By the age of sixty, those numbers drop to seventeen for men and six for women.

By comparison, Jack LaLanne set a world record by doing 1,033 push ups in twenty-three minutes when he was forty-two years old.

I've got a lot of work to do in order to c…

Can Chlorophyll Help Treat Cancer?

Chlorophyll is a pigment found in dark green plants that is important for photosynthesis to take place; however, this pigment does more than just facilitate energy production in plants. According to Michael T. Simonich of the Linus Pauling Institute, chlorophyll actually helps fight cancer cell growth and acts as an antioxidant in the body.

Chlorophyll protects against various chemical carcinogens found in fungus-contaminated nuts and grains, the toxic materials created when meat has been overcooked, and carcinogens in the air that result from pollution. It does this by blocking the metabolism of chemicals known as procarcinogens that damage DNA. By preventing DNA from being damaged, cancer growth is inhibited and prevented.

The strength of chlorophyll was demonstrated by applying it in eastern China where fungal contamination of grains and nuts is very common. Because of the contaminated grains and nuts, many Chinese people suffered from liver damage and cancer. After supplementing wit…

What are Vitamins?

If you're like most people, you've probably heard your mother say, "Don't forget to take your vitamins!" or "Eat your salad - it's packed with vitamins!"

But what exactly are vitamins?

Vitamins and minerals are substances that are found in foods we eat. Your body needs them to work properly, so you grow and develop just like you should. When it comes to vitamins, each one has a special role to play.

For example:
Vitamin D in milk helps your bonesVitamin A in carrots helps you see at nightVitamin C in oranges helps your body heal if you get a cutB vitamins in leafy green vegetables help your body make protein and energy
Vitamins are Found in Water and Fat

There are two types of vitamins: fat soluble and water soluble.

When you eat foods that contain fat-soluble vitamins, the vitamins are stored in the fat tissues in your body and in your liver. They wait around in your body fat until your body needs them. Fat-soluble vitamins are happy to stay stored i…

If Our Nutrition is So Bad, Why Are We Living Longer?

"There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics." - Mark Twain

Yes, we are living longer in terms of median survival, but we are not living healthier. The reason the population is living longer, statistically, is the medical profession is keeping people alive by any means possible, including the use of powerful medications, electronic gadgets and surgery.

"It is a crime that modern medicine has all but ignored one of the greatest weapons we have against disease - nutrition." - Dr. Russell Blaylock, M.D.

U.S. Life Expectancy Tops 78 as Top Diseases Decline

June 12, 2008

By Mike Stobbe
AP Medical Writer

ATLANTA - For the first time, U.S. life expectancy has surpassed 78 years, the government reported Wednesday, although the United States continues to lag behind about 30 other countries in estimated life span.

The increase is due mainly to falling mortality rates in almost all the leading causes of death, federal health officials said. The average life expect…

Mama Said There'll Be Days Like This - Part II

This article is a follow up to a previous post, "Mama Said There'll Be Days Like This." In that article, a woman was charged with wrecking seven vehicles as well as DWI.

Turns out, she may have a legitimate excuse - the pharmacy gave her the wrong prescription.

To me, this story reinforces the importance of taking charge of your own health instead of handing it over to others. Also, find the root cause rather than treat the symptoms - in this case, severe migraines, and use a natural cure, instead of pharmaceutical drugs.

Woman Claims Pharmacy Mix-up Caused Wrecks

By Joe Lamb
Log Cabin Staff Writer

A local woman claims a series of fender benders Friday morning was the result of a pharmacy mix-up.

Conway resident Jennifer Starkey Spaeth, 32, damaged seven vehicles, including her own 2001 Saturn, at and around a Sonic Restaurant on East Oak Street. Spaeth said Monday that she started her Friday morning with a trip to Vilonia Pharmacy and Florist to get prescription migraine m…

15 Reasons Why You Should Supplement Your Diet

Can supplements take the place of a bad diet?

They'd better.

Despite decades of research and well-funded mass education, 70 percent of all adults and children in the U.S. do not eat the recommended five to nine servings of fruits and vegetables a day for good health.

The following are fifteen reasons why you should consider supplementing your diet:

1) A 2002 landmark study in the Journal of the American Medical Association, using thirty-six years of data, concluded that everyone needs to supplement - regardless of age or health. Their study showed that people who did not get enough nutrition were at an increased risk of disease, including heart disease and cancer.1

2) Co-factors, which are found mainly in vegetables, are crucial for absorbing nutrition from food, making fuel for energy, neutralizing stress, and aging gracefully. Not having enough co-factors in your diet can result in inflammation and joint pain, cause the immune system to start misfiring, the skin to break out i…

Mama Said There'll Be Days Like This

Woman Damages Seven Vehicles
By Joe Lamb
Log Cabin Staff Writer

A Friday morning fender-bending spree ended with what Lt. Danny Moody of the Conway Police Department said was the most vehicles damaged by a single person he could recall.

Moody said Conway woman Jennifer Starkey Spaeth, 32, damaged six vehicles, not including her own, while attempting to leave an East Oak Street Sonic drive-in restaurant in her 2001 Saturn.

A full report was not available at press time, but Moody said evidence and witness statements indicate that Spaeth was backing out of a Sonic parking space when she struck a black Chevrolet Impala. She then hit a maroon Hyundai, temporarily locking her Saturn's bumper with the Korean car.

After powering free, she struck a red Pontiac Grand Am, which rebounded into a Sonic menu board.

Spaeth then exited the restaurant. While attempting to turn onto East Oak Street, she struck two eastbound vehicles, a white Volvo in the inside lane and a gold Mercury Grand Marquis in the…

What Everybody Ought to Know About Surfing The Web

The amount of information on the Internet is as vast as the ocean. Any casual user can surf any website or blog. That's one of the good things about using the Internet as a resource. It can be an invaluable educational tool.

However, the fact that it is so large is also one of its downfalls. There are sources of dubious credibility and fraudulent claims. The question then becomes, who do you believe, especially when it comes to your health?

How do you decide where and what to surf? Well, that can be the most difficult decision of all. My grandfather used to say, "Believe none of what you hear, and only half of what you see." Nowhere does this hold truer than on the World Wide Web.

For example, Wikipedia, an online encyclopedia, has information which may not be credible or scientific. While it is a handy resource for students, teachers and learners, Wikipedia can literally be edited by anyone. The same freedom that creates thorough documents written by diverse experts als…

Are You Eating Yourself Impotent?

Erectile dysfunction: the new harbinger for major adverse cardiac events in the diabetic patient by Carmine Gazzaruso in the May 2008 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found,
"…ED is a powerful predictor of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in diabetic patients with silent CAD…"1 An accompanying study, Erectile dysfunction predicts coronary heart disease in type 2 diabetes, in this same issue by Ronald Ching-Wan Ma found,
"In type 2 diabetic men without clinically overt cardiovascular disease, the presence of ED predicts a new onset of CHD events. Symptoms of ED should be independently sought to identify high-risk subjects for comprehensive cardiovascular assessments."2The same diet that closes the arteries to the heart (heart attacks) and brain (stroke) also closes the arteries to the penis - the result is erectile dysfunction (ED), which means a delay in time to maximal erection, reduced rigidity, and decreased ability to sustain an …

Health Myth: Doctors Always Know What's Best For Me

Healing is too big a topic for any one person to know it all, including me, you, and your doctor.

Medical doctors are called medical doctors for a reason. They go to medical schools, they learn medicine, and practice medicine. So most medical personnel remain largely unfamiliar with non-medical treatments and tend to dismiss them without knowing about what they are dismissing. This is a great loss to the doctor as well as to the public.

Most doctors are hard working and mean well. But in conventional medicine, essentially all medical training deals with treating the symptoms of sickness and disease, using drugs and surgery, not in dealing with the root cause and prevention of disease.

In the present system, only 29 of the 129 state-accredited medical schools in America require a course in nutrition. Consequently, doctors receive an average of less than three hours of nutritional instruction during their four years in medical school. Yet experts suggest that all medical schools should dev…

Synthetic Supplements May Increase Breast Cancer Risk

Multivitamin-multimineral supplement use and mammographic breast density by Sylvie Bérubé in the May 2008 issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reported,

"Regular multivitamin-multimineral supplement use was found to be associated with higher mean breast density among premenopausal women…Because breast density is strongly and positively related to breast cancer risk, these findings do not support any benefit from multivitamin-multimineral supplement use on breast cancer risk. Instead, they suggest that such multivitamin-multimineral supplement use should be studied for its possible association with an increased risk of breast cancer."1

Taking various synthetic vitamin supplements, like beta-carotene, vitamin E, and/or folic acid has been found in multiple studies to increase the risk of cancer, heart disease and overall death.2

Many observational studies have found that a high intake of fruits and vegetables, which are also filled with antioxidant, folic acid, …