A New Way to Detect Breast Cancer

Not long before Mihir Shah was to be married in 2007, his soon-to-be mother-in-law got a diagnosis of breast cancer. She underwent chemotherapy and survived, wearing a wig to the wedding. But while the women in Mr. Shah’s family — in both India and the United States — were able to get breast cancer screening, it made him think of the millions who weren’t as fortunate.

More than 90 percent of women in the developing world don’t have access to early detection of breast cancer. One reason is that mammograms, the gold-standard screening technique, are rarely used because of their high cost and a lack of trained radiologists. India has one radiologist for every 100,000 people; the United States has 12.

Then there are logistical challenges like a lack of electricity and poor roads. Many people are not aware of cancer, and the disease still carries a stigma.

Read on – nyti.ms/2BT0ap3

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News Alert: A Must Read for all Women

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The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has partnered up with Keep A Breast Foundation (KAB) last year to develop a new ‘Dirty Dozen’ list that’s geared for women. How amazing is that? Instantly, I felt compelled to share this information.

Breast cancer affects both men and women but, we are affected by it more for obvious reasons. This list is wonderful because it outlines details about hazardous chemicals that increases our changes of getting breast cancer. Plus, it includes ways on how you can avoid them.

The EWG/KAB Dirty Dozen list includes BPA, phthalates and other endocrine disruptors that are widespread in consumer products such as plastic containers, food cans and fragrances. Use the link below to see the full list.

Click here to see the list of the dirtiest and most common used endocrine disruptors.

Resources:
Image: Endocrine System Image

Breast Cancer and Heart Attacks: A Deadly Side Effect of Calcium Supplements?

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Taking elemental calcium supplements (with or without vitamin D) in amounts of 500 mg or more may actually increase your relative risk of heart attack by up to 27 percent, and may even increase your risk of stroke…

Taking the wrong type of calcium and in isolation, without complementary nutrients like magnesium, vitamin D and vitamin K, which help keep your body in balance, can have adverse effects, such as calcium building up in coronary arteries and causing heart attacks…

Osteoporosis, as defined by DXA bone screenings using the T-score, are highly misleading, because they compare your bone density to a 25-year old (and not your age group) as the standard of normality. Bone density and bone strength are two different things, and having highly dense bones may increase your risk of breast cancer as a woman by 300% or more…

Evidence that supplementing with calcium safely prevents fractures is lacking, but plentiful research suggests calcium deposits are major contributors and even causative factors in many health conditions…

In order for calcium to do your body good, it must be in a biologically appropriate form and balanced out with vitamins D and K and other important trace minerals, as part of a total nutritional plan…

To read up more on this please visit:
Breast Cancer and Heart Attacks via Dr. Mercola
Article: Evidence that calcium supplements reduce fracture risk is lacking
Article: Milk, dietary calcium, and bone fractures in women: a 12-year prospective study

Research: Curcumin Is A Triple Negative Breast Cancer Killer

A former model named Jessica Richards’ battled with cancer. In her book The Topic of Cancer, Richards explains how following a strict metabolic diet and receiving high-dose intravenous (IV) injections of vitamin C has helped successfully reverse the progression of her breast cancer, to the shock of many conventional doctors. Vitamin C is natural and there’s a lot of controversy surrounding it with the FDA because they’re not able to patent it. Why? It’s natural! They cannot make billions off of it. Now, I’m a believer in healing the body with food and this is a remarkable story.

I came across a study on Curcumin conducted by Xiao-Dong Sun, Xing-E Liu and Dong-Sheng Huang in China that I had to share it with you all. I’m amazed whenever I see studies like these that utilizes natural spices, fruits, and vegetables to heal our body of aliments. Well if you didn’t know both the ancient Chinese and Indians system of medicine have recognized curcumin’s beneficial properties for thousands of years, and now modern research is showing it may be one of nature’s most powerful potential healers.

In this study the compound found in turmeric known as curcumin, which gives the spice its characteristic saffron-like color, is capable of inducing programmed cell death (apoptosis) within triple negative breast cancer cells. For those suffering through or recovering from treatment right now, or trying to decide what to do with a new diagnosis, this latest Chinese study is promising. This spice can be used in many recipes and it’s very delicious.


This is what it looks like when it’s uprooted, dried, and then pounded into a powder form.

In India where turmeric is widely used, the prevalence of four common U.S. cancers — colon, breast, prostate and lung — is 10 times lower. In fact, prostate cancer, which is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in U.S. men, is rare in India and this is attributed, in part, to the curcumin in turmeric.

Numerous studies have looked into this potential cancer-fighting link, with promising results. For instance, curcumin has been found to:

Inhibit the proliferation of tumor cells
Inhibit the transformation of cells from normal to tumor
Help your body destroy mutated cancer cells so they cannot spread throughout your body
Decrease inflammation
Enhance liver function
Inhibit the synthesis of a protein thought to be instrumental in tumor formation
Prevent the development of additional blood supply necessary for cancer cell growth
And according to researchers from the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, curcumin blocks a key biological pathway needed for development of melanoma and other cancers.

The spice actually stops laboratory strains of melanoma from proliferating and pushes the cancer cells to commit suicide by shutting down nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-kB), a powerful protein known to induce abnormal inflammatory response that leads to an assortment of disorders such as arthritis and cancer.

To get the full benefits that curcumin has to offer, you will want to look for a turmeric extract with at least 95% curcuminoids that contains only 100% certified organic ingredients.

For many this is a more convenient method to obtain the potential health benefits, especially if it is from a high-quality organic source, and also if you don’t particularly enjoy the taste of curry. As an aside, curcumin is not only beneficial for osteoarthritis … research is also emerging showing it may play a beneficial role in the following diseases:

Cystic fibrosis
Type 2 diabetes
Crohn’s disease
Psoriasis
Rheumatoid arthritis
Cataracts
Gallstones
Muscle regeneration
Inflammatory bowel disease

I use curry and turmeric to cook with all the time for my family. We love the taste and it’s very healthy for you as you can see here.

If you are able to find turmeric rhizomes in the grocery store, you can make your own fresh turmeric powder by drying and then grinding it into a fine consistency.

Resources

More on tumeric – http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/662.html
Osteoporosis – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21194249
http://www.ift.org/food-technology/daily-news/2011/january/11/curcumin-may-relieve-pain-inflammation-for-osteoarthritis-patients.aspx
Alzheimer disease – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18204357?dopt=Abstract
Anti -inflmmatory – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12067569?dopt=Abstract
Chinese Study –http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23023821