Friday, January 17, 2014

More Younger Women Getting Breast Cancer

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    Revealing new data from the charity Cancer Research UK reports
that a record number of women under the age of 50 are being diagnosed
with breast cancer.

    For the first time, more than 10,000 women under 50 were diagnosed
with the disease in the UK, which translates to one out of every five
women diagnosed with breast cancer.

    The news comes on the heels of a JAMA study published earlier this
year, which similarly found that the number of young women (aged 25-39)
in the US being diagnosed with advanced breast cancer is also increasing.

    Typically, cancer is much more likely to develop as you get older. 

The non-profit even states:

The aging process is the biggest risk factor for breast cancer.
That's because the longer we live, there are more opportunities for
genetic damage (mutations) in the body. And as we age, our bodies are
less capable of repairing genetic damage.

    So why is it that so many younger women are now being struck by
this potentially deadly disease?

What Is Causing Breast Cancer in Young Women?

    No one knows for sure, but it’s fairly safe to say that there are
likely multiple contributors, many of them environmentally based. Cancer
Research UK has singled out hormonal factors, such as having children
later in life, having fewer children or taking birth control pills, as
probable culprits, for instance.

    This makes sense, as in 2002 one of the largest and best-designed
studies of hormone replacement therapy was halted because women taking
these synthetic hormones had such a higher risk of breast cancer (and
heart attack, stroke and blood clots) that continuing forward with the
study would have been unethical.

    The news made headlines because millions of women were already taking
these synthetic hormones, but fortunately it prompted many of them to quit.
And what do you think happened a year after millions of women quit taking
hormone replacement therapy? Incidence of breast cancer fell dramatically
-- by 7 percent!

    What does this have to do with the Pill? Birth control pills contain
the SAME type of synthetic hormones -- estrogen and progestin -- that
were used in the ill-fated study!

    Even women who aren’t taking birth control pills are exposed to
synthetic hormones that have become increasingly widespread in recent

    For instance, parabens are chemicals with estrogen-like properties,
and estrogen is one of the hormones involved in the development of breast
cancer. Parabens are widely used in personal care products like shampoo,
lotion, deodorant, shaving gel and cosmetics.

    These chemicals have been detected in breast cancer tissues at
concentrations up to 1 million times higher than the estrogen (estradiol)
levels naturally found in human breast tissue. Propylparaben, in
particular, was found in the highest concentration in the underarm area
(axilla), where underarm deodorants are most used and breast cancer
prevalence is at its highest.

    Clearly these chemicals are accumulating at alarmingly high
concentrations, likely because of their widespread and persistent daily
use. And exposure often begins as early as in the womb, the health
effects of which are completely unknown.

Another Breast Cancer Risk Hiding in Your Milk

    Not only are children and young women inundated with hormone-
mimicking chemicals in personal care products, but such potentially cancer-
causing chemicals are also found in a dietary staple for many...milk.

    RBGH, or recombinant bovine growth hormone, is a synthetic version
of natural bovine somatotropin (BST), a hormone produced in cows'
pituitary glands. RBGH is the largest selling dairy animal drug in the
US, where cows are injected with it to boost their milk production. But
it is banned in Canada, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and in the 27
countries of the European Union because of its dangers to human health.

    RBGH milk contains increased levels of insulin growth factor-1
(IGF-1). IGF-1 regulates cell growth, cell division, and the ability
of cancer cells to spread to your distant organs (invasiveness). In other
words, IGF-1 has potent growth-stimulating effects in human breast
tissue, especially in the presence of estradiol (a form of estrogen).
Growth factors such as IGF-1 are "catalysts" for the transformation of
normal breast tissue into breast cancer tissue, and are critically
involved in the aberrant growth of human breast cancer cells.

    One study showed that premenopausal women with elevated IGF-1 levels
had up to a seven-fold increase in breast cancer.4 And separate research
showed women younger than age 35 who have elevated IGF-1 have more
aggressive breast cancer.

    The breast tissues of female fetuses and infants are especially
sensitive to hormonal influences and cancer-causing chemicals. Infants
and children exposed to high IGF-1 early on may become "sensitized,"
leading to health problems later in life, such as breast enlargement in
infants and young children, and breast cancer in adult women. Yet, despite
these elevated risks to children, few schools make rBGH-free or organic
milk available, nor do most state governments under low-income food

Toxic Insults, Nutritional Deficiencies Behind Many Breast Cancer Cases

    The primary causes of breast cancer -- nutritional deficiencies,
exposure to environmental toxicity, inflammation, estrogen dominance and
the resultant breakdown in genetic integrity and immune surveillance
still manifest as disease primarily among those over 50. However, the
toxic insults are now hitting younger generations, who are much more
susceptible to their adverse health effects.

    For instance, girls who receive radiation to the chest to treat
childhood cancer have a high risk of developing breast cancer at a young
age, according to research. Even those who received low doses of the
common cancer treatment face an increased risk of breast cancer later,
the scientists said.

    Plus, in the US, women are still urged to get an annual mammogram
starting at the age of 40, despite the fact that updated guidelines
set forth by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force in 2009 urge women
to wait until the age of 50, and to only get bi-annual screening

The primary hazard of mammography is ionizing radiation that may
actually increase your cancer risk. According to a 2010 study,6 annual
screening using digital or screen-film mammography on women aged 40–
80years is associated with an induced cancer incidence and fatal breast
cancer rate of 20-25 cases per 100,000. This means annual mammograms
cause 20-25 cases of fatal cancer for every 100,000 women getting the test.
 And now with the new and improved 3D TOMOSYNTHESIS
mammogram, women will be exposed to even more radiation.

Screening Ultrasound Catches Cancers Missed by Mammography

    Many women are unaware that if they have dense breast tissue (40 to
50 percent of women), mammograms are basically useless for them. Dense
breast tissue and cancer both appear white on an X-ray, making it
nearly impossible for a radiologist to detect cancer in these women.
It’s like trying to find a snowflake in a blizzard.

    Some radiologists already provide density information to their
patients, and encourage them to utilize other screening options like
thermography, ultrasound and/or MRI. Recent research, in fact, revealed
that for women with dense breasts, receiving a screening breast
ultrasound after mammography detected an additional 3.4 cancer or high
-risk lesions per 1,000 women screened.

    I believe it reasonable for a woman to trust that her radiologist
is not withholding vital density information. However only California,
Connecticut, New York, Virginia and Texas have passed laws making it
mandatory for radiologists to inform their patients about this issue.
Unfortunately, many have kept this potentially lifesaving data from
women for decades, and our government agencies have failed to protect
them from this unethical practice.

Top Breast Cancer Prevention Strategies

    Cancer screening does NOT equate to cancer prevention, and
although early detection is important, using a screening method that
in and of itself increases your risk of developing cancer is simply
not good medicine... Preventing breast cancer is far more important
and powerful than simply trying to detect it after it as already formed,
which is why I want to share my top tips on how to help prevent this
disease in the first place.

    In the largest review of research into lifestyle and breast cancer,
the American Institute of Cancer Research estimated that about 40 percent
of US breast cancer cases could be prevented if people made wiser
lifestyle choices.8 I believe these estimates are far too low, and it
is more likely that 75 percent to 90 percent of breast cancers could be
avoided by strictly applying the recommendations below, which are the
same for young women and older women alike.

        Avoid sugar, especially fructose. All forms of sugar are
detrimental to health in general and promote cancer. Fructose, however,
is clearly one of the most harmful and should be avoided as much as

        Optimize your vitamin D. Vitamin D influences virtually every
cell in your body and is one of nature's most potent cancer fighters;
recent research suggests maintaining your vitamin D levels may cut
your cancer risk by 77 percent. Vitamin D is actually able to enter
cancer cells and trigger apoptosis (programmed cell death). If you have
cancer, your vitamin D level should be between 70 and 100 ng/ml.

        Vitamin D works synergistically with every cancer treatment
I'm aware of, with no adverse effects. I suggest you try watching my one-
hour free lecture on vitamin D to learn more.

        Remember that if you take oral vitamin D3 supplements, you also
need to increase your vitamin K2 intake, as vitamin D increases the need
for K2 to function properly. See my previous article What You Need to
Know About Vitamin K2, D and Calcium for more information.

        Please consider joining one of GrassrootsHealth’s D*Action’s
vitamin D studies to stay on top of your vitamin D performance. For more
information, see my previous article How Vitamin D Performance Testing
Can Help You Optimize Your Health.

        Get plenty of natural vitamin A. There is evidence that vitamin
A also plays a role in helping prevent breast cancer. It's best to obtain
it from vitamin A-rich foods, rather than a supplement. Your best sources
are organic egg yolks, raw butter, raw whole milk, and beef or chicken

        Lymphatic breast massage can help enhance your body’s natural
ability to eliminate cancerous toxins. This can be applied by a licensed
therapist, or you can implement self-lymphatic massage. It is also promotes

        Avoid charring your meats. Charcoal or flame-broiled meat is
linked with increased breast cancer risk. Acrylamide a carcinogen created
when starchy foods are baked, roasted or fried has been found to
increase breast cancer risk as well.

        Avoid unfermented soy products. Unfermented soy is high in
plant estrogens, or phytoestrogens, also known as isoflavones. In some
studies, soy appears to work in concert with human estrogen to increase
breast cell proliferation, which increases the chances for mutations
and cancerous cells. It is believed that fermentation actually transforms
soy phytoestrogens like daidzin, glycitin and genistin to the more active
phytogestrogenic compounds dadzein, glycitein and genistein. But, these
phytoestrogens are adaptopgenic and can even block out endogenous
estradiol and xenobiotic estrogens, reducing their harm as least in theory.

        Improve your insulin receptor sensitivity. The best way to do this
is by avoiding sugar and grains and making sure you are exercising,
especially with Peak Fitness.

        Maintain a healthy body weight. This will come naturally when
you begin eating right for your nutritional type and exercising. It's
important to lose excess body fat because fat produces estrogen.

        Drink a half to whole quart of organic green vegetable juice daily.

        Get plenty of high-quality animal-based omega-3 fats, such as
krill oil. Omega-3 deficiency is a common underlying factor for cancer.

        Curcumin. This is the primary active ingredient in turmeric and
in high concentrations, especially when combined with a phospholipid
suchas phosphatidyl choline or the black pepper compound piperine, can
bevery useful adjunct in the treatment of breast cancer. It shows immense
therapeutic potential in preventing breast cancer metastasis.10 It's
important to know that curcumin is generally not absorbed that well,
so I've provided several absorption tips here.

        Avoid drinking alcohol, or at least limit your alcoholic drinks
to one per day.

        Breastfeed exclusively for up to six months. Research shows
breastfeeding can reduce your breast cancer risk.

        Avoid wearing underwire bras. There is a good deal of data
that metal underwire bras can heighten your breast cancer risk.

        Avoid electromagnetic fields as much as possible. Even electric
blankets may increase your cancer risk.

        Avoid synthetic hormone replacement therapy. Breast cancer
is an estrogen-related cancer, and according to a study published in
the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, breast cancer rates for
women dropped in tandem with decreased use of hormone replacement
therapy.(As mentioned, there are similar risks for younger women who use
oral contraceptives. Birth control pills, which are also comprised of synthetic
hormones, have been linked to cervical and breast cancers.)

        If you are experiencing excessive menopausal symptoms, you may
want to consider bioidentical hormone replacement therapy instead, which
uses hormones that are molecularly identical to the ones your body produces
and do not wreak havoc on your system. This is a much safer alternative.

        Avoid BPA, phthalates and other xenoestrogens. These are estrogen-
like compounds that have been linked to increased breast cancer risk

        Make sure you're not iodine deficient, as there's compelling
evidence linking iodine deficiency with breast cancer.

Thank You Dr. Mercola

God Bless Everyone & God Bless The United States of America.

Larry Nelson
42 S. Sherwood Dr.
Belton, Tx. 76513

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Will Psychiatric Transformation Miss the Mark Yet Again?

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Will Psychiatric Transformation Miss the Mark Yet Again?

    While this is a step in the right direction, I hope they make
the effort to go far enough... The NIMH admits that their approach
began with certain assumptions, some of which, I think, may or may
not be completely accurate in all cases. And if so, then the most
effective treatments may still be completely overlooked. For example,
one of the assumptions is that:

        Mental disorders are biological disorders involving brain
circuits that implicate specific domains of cognition, emotion,
or behavior.

    The assumption that all mental health problems are due to
biological dysfunction is to take too narrow a view, in my opinion,
because there’s also a spiritual and a bioenergetic component both
of which few psychiatrists bother to address. Also, by limiting it
to biological disorders involving brain circuits they may
completely miss the boat in terms of how nutrition affects your
mental health.

Mounting research shows that your gut health has a truly profound
impact on your mental and emotional states, so to say that the
cause of mental disorders is rooted in faulty brain circuits alone
still seems rather dogmatic and archaic.

    We may in fact be complicating matters when we really should
be simplifying. There’s no doubt in my mind that proper nutrition,
optimal gut health and vitamin D levels, along with regular exercise
and an overall reduction in toxic exposures can go an enormously
long way toward curbing the trend of rising mental health problems.

SPECT Imaging—An Invaluable New Tool for Psychiatry

    That said, I’m not going to throw the baby out with the bathwater
just yet, as I believe there may be room for modern diagnostic tools
even within something as nebulous as mental health. For example,
last year I interviewed Dr. Daniel Amen, a physician, board-certified
psychiatrist, and one of the foremost experts on brain imaging
science and brain plasticity. His work with SPECT imaging demonstrates
how it can be a remarkably useful tool for psychiatry, especially more
complicated cases.

    Brain SPECT imaging is different from the anatomical MRI or CT
scans. SPECT measures blood flow and activity patterns. It looks at
how your brain works. (It's similar to positron emission tomography
(PET) scans, which looks at glucose metabolism.) When using SPECT
imaging, physicians look for three things:

        Areas of your brain that work well
        Areas of your brain that are low in activity, and
        Areas of your brain that are high in activity

    The job then becomes balancing the different areas of your brain.
According to Dr. Amen, most cases of depression and anxiety are
symptoms of underlying brain dysfunction. For example, depression
can arise if brain activity is too low in your frontal lobes. This
inactivity means you cannot inhibit your negative feelings. Depression
can also be a symptom of heightened or excessive activity in your
frontal lobes, as this leads to an inability to stop thinking the
bad thoughts in your head. A traumatic brain injury can also result
in symptoms of depression. In fact, according to Dr. Amen, this is
very common.

    However, he does not dismiss or overlook the impact of lifestyle
on brain function. Rather, he readily admits that some brain
dysfunction is directly related to toxic exposures and/or a
combination of poor lifestyle habits, such as a poor diet and lack
of exercise. And, unlike most psychiatrists who rely on drugs, Dr.
Amen's treatments to restore and optimize brain function focus on
the four-pronged approach of diet, exercise, nutritional supplements,
and correcting negative thought patterns.

    This, I believe, is a beautiful example of how, by combining
the best of both worlds modern diagnostic tools and science, combined
with natural common sense lifestyle changes can truly make a
difference in people’s lives. While getting a SPECT scan can be
expensive, it may save you tons of money in the long run. According
to a recent study by Dr. Amen and his colleagues, getting a SPECT
scan will change what your doctor does 79 percent of the time.

        "We have a new outcome study that we're publishing on 500
consecutive patients that came to the Amen Clinics who were complicated.
After six months, 85 percent showed significant improvements in their
quality of life,” Dr. Amen said. "We are very excited about our work.
And we have been teaching our colleagues about it for decades... But
it's horrifying what's happening overall in psychiatry. I would be
very cautious about seeing a psychiatrist that is not gathering data
on your brain before he or she puts you on multiple medications."

The Rise of Energy Psychology

    Many people avoid energy psychology as they believe it is an
alternative form of New Age spirituality, yet nothing could be further
from the truth. It is merely an advanced tool that can effectively
address some of the psychological short circuiting that occurs in
emotional illnesses. It is not any competition at all with any
religion but merely an effective resource you can use with whatever
spiritual belief you have.

    My favorite technique for this is the Emotional Freedom Technique
(EFT), which is the largest and most popular version of energy

    EFT was developed in the 1990s by Gary Craig, a Stanford
engineering graduate specializing in healing and self-improvement.
It’s akin to acupuncture, which is based on the concept that a vital
energy flows through your body along invisible pathways known as
meridians. EFT stimulates different energy meridian points in your
body by tapping them with your fingertips, while simultaneously using
custom-made verbal affirmations. This can be done alone or under the
supervision of a qualified therapist. By doing so, you help your body
eliminate emotional scarring and reprogram the way your body responds
to emotional stressors.

    While the following video will teach you how to do EFT, it is
VERY important to realize that self-treatment for serious mental
health issues is NOT recommended. For serious or complex issue you
need someone to guide you through the process as there is an
incredible art to this process and it typically takes years of
training to develop the skill to tap on deep-seated, significant

By Dr. Mercola

 God Bless Everyone & God Bless The United States of America.

Larry Nelson
42 S. Sherwood Dr.
Belton, Tx. 76513

Have a great day...unless you have made other plans.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Middle-Aged Americans Committing Suicide at Unprecedented Rate

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    Newly released statistics from the US Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC) show that more Americans now commit
suicide than die in traffic accidents.1, 2, 3

    Between 1999 and 2010, the suicide rate among American adults
ages 35-64 rose by more than 28 percent, to just under 18 deaths
per 100,000.

    The sharpest rise in suicides is seen among the middle-aged,
suggesting there may be a link to the downturn in our economy,
which to some degree has affected most Americans over the past
decade. During the 1932 Great Depression, as many as 22 people
per 100,000 committed suicide.

    The suicide rate for men in their 50’s has risen by 50
percent, to nearly 30 suicides per 100,000.

    The suicide rate for middle-aged women is just over eight
deaths per 100,000. While not nearly as high as that for men,
suicide rates still increased with age among women, with the
largest increase seen among women between the ages of 60-64.
In this age group, suicide rates rose by nearly 60 percent in
the last decade.

    According to the CDC:

        Prevalence of mechanisms of suicide changed from 1999
to 2010. Whereas firearm and poisoning suicide rates increased
significantly, suffocation (predominantly hanging) suicide
rates increased the most among men and women aged 35-64 years.

        ...Possible contributing factors for the rise in
suicide rates among middle-aged adults include the recent
economic downturn (historically, suicide rates tend to correlate
with business cycles, with higher rates observed during times of
economic hardship); a cohort effect, based on evidence that the
baby boomer' generation had unusually high suicide rates during
their adolescent years; and a rise in intentional overdoses
associated with the increase in availability of prescription

Antidepressants May Be Fueling the Problem

    Sadly, the knee-jerk conventional treatment for depression
and suicidal tendencies is almost exclusively prescription
antidepressants. Every year, more than 253 million prescriptions
for antidepressants are filled in the United States, making them
the second most prescribed drug class in the United States (second
only to cholesterol-lowering drugs).

    But how effective are antidepressants in alleviating the
symptoms of depression?

    Studies have repeatedly demonstrated that antidepressants
are often no more effective than a placebo, and in some case
less effective. A study published in the January 2010 issue of
JAMA concluded there is little evidence that SSRIs (a popular
group of antidepressants that includes Prozac, Paxil, and Zoloft)
have any benefit to people with mild to moderate depression. The
researchers stated:

        "The magnitude of benefit of antidepressant medication
compared with placebo... may be minimal or nonexistent, on average,
in patients with mild or moderate symptoms."

    SSRIs were found to be 33 percent effective, just like a
sugar pill but with far more adverse effects, including violence
and suicidal thoughts and actions. Exercise actually outperforms
antidepressants, but many still overlook this option.

    More and more studies are confirming that antidepressants
intensify violent thoughts and behaviors, both suicidal and
homicidal, especially among children. And, since the late 1980s,
there have been frequent reports of increased violent behavior,
including homicides and suicides, among individuals taking
antidepressant drugs.

    Add to this a faltering economy and many literally feeling
like they’re fighting for their livelihoods and the safety of
their family, and the use of antidepressants may very well be
pushing people over the edge rather than keeping them from it...
It all depends on how you react to them.

Federal Institute for Mental Health Abandons Psychiatric 'Bible'

    There may be a glimmer of hope on the horizon however, in
terms of psychiatric diagnosis and ultimate treatment. The misuse
of psychiatric drugs is in part due to the reliance on the
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) the
bible of psychiatry, containing all the diagnostic codes for
virtually every conceivable mental health problem and personality
quirk known to man at this point. There are many problems with
this reference book. As stated by the National Institute of
Mental Health (NIMH):

        While DSM has been described as a 'bible' for the field,
it is, at best, a dictionary, creating a set of labels and
defining each. The strength of each of the editions of DSM has
been 'reliability' each edition has ensured that clinicians use
the same terms in the same ways. The weakness is its lack of

        Unlike our definitions of ischemic heart disease,
lymphoma, or AIDS, the DSM diagnoses are based on a consensus
about clusters of clinical symptoms, not any objective laboratory
measure. In the rest of medicine, this would be equivalent to
creating diagnostic systems based on the nature of chest pain or
the quality of fever.

        Indeed, symptom-based diagnosis, once common in other
areas of medicine, has been largely replaced in the past half
century as we have understood that symptoms alone rarely indicate
the best choice of treatment. Patients with mental disorders
deserve better.

    At the end of April, the NIMH (which is responsible for
overseeing mental health research in the US, and funds more
research in this field than any other agency in the world)
announced it will no longer look to the DSM as the gold standard
for categorizing mental health problems.

In an effort to improve and transform psychiatric diagnosis and
treatment, the Institute has launched the Research Domain
Criteria (RDoC) project, which will incorporate genetics,
imaging, cognitive science, and other information in order to
lay the foundation for a new classification system.

Thank You Dr. Mercola

 God Bless Everyone & God Bless The United States of America.

Larry Nelson
42 S. Sherwood Dr.
Belton, Tx. 76513

Have a great day...unless you have made other plans.