Major Study Concludes - 'Cancer Screening Has Never Saved Lives' Sayer Ji, Green Med InfoWaking Times Millions have marched for “cancer causes.” Millions more have been diagnosed “early” and now believe screening saved their lives. But a new study confirms something we have been reporting on since our inception: In most cases, screening not only has not “saved lives,” but actually increases your risk of dying. An extremely important new study published in the British Medical Journal titled, “Why cancer screening has never been shown to “save lives”—and what we can do about it,” confirms something we have been reporting upon at GreenMedInfo.com since our inception, namely, cancer screening has not lived up to its long held promise of “saving lives” because disease-specific reductions in mortality do not equate to reductions in overall mortality.
Worse, in some cases overall mortality actually increased because of screening. The article summarizes the problem associated with confusing disease specific with overall mortality reduction, succinctly: Large Scale Study Shows Nuts Decrease Cancer Risk By More Than One-Third. Karen Foster, Prevent DiseaseWaking Times Writing in Nature’s British Journal of Cancer, the team behind the new analysis reported that consumption of nuts – including tree nuts such as almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamias, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios and walnuts – was found to be inversely associated with risk of pancreatic cancer, independent of other potential risk factors for pancreatic cancer.
The data, from a large-scale prospective study, investigated the association between nut consumption and risk of pancreatic cancer in more than 75,000 women who took part in the Nurses’ Health Study, and had no previous history of cancer.”Frequent nut consumption is inversely associated with risk of pancreatic cancer in this large prospective cohort of women, independent of other potential risk factors for pancreatic cancer,” explained the research team – led by Dr Ying Bao of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Soil Degradation A Problem Study Details. 10 Natural Ways to Prevent Prostate Cancer. Differences between a healthy prostate and a prostate with a tumour.
Image Credit: Wikipedia By: Amanda Froelich, True Activist. For as serious of an issue prostate cancer is, it’s a topic that does not receive much attention due to social stigma. But because 1 in 6 men will now contract the debilitating disease, (500,000 each year, 200,000 resulting in death) natural ways to prevent cancer of the prostate is a topic which deserves attention. From consuming more cabbage to adopting new lifestyle habits, there are a variety of ways men can heighten their health and reduce their risk of ever developing prostate cancer, naturally. 1) Selenium This beneficial mineral counters a variety of cancers. Selenium is a powerful antioxidant that is found abundantly in brazil nuts, pumpkin seeds, and in lesser amounts in garlic, broccoli, and whole grains. 2) Vitamin D Receiving 10-15 minutes of golden rays from the sun is a powerful way to prevent prostate cancer. 3) Cruciferous Vegetables 4) Omega-3’s.
Assaulting Cancer: 5 Natural Ways to Boost Natural Killer Cells. Christina Sarich | Naturalsociety | Dec 5th 2013 Natural killer cells are white blood cells (lymphocytes) that seek out and kill cancerous or otherwise mutating cells that can harm the body. Also known as NK cells or just K cells, these natural killer cells are a natural part of our immune systems.
Considering that 1/3 of the population is expected to get cancer in their lifetime, it would behoove us to boost our body’s natural ability to reduce cancerous tumors and virally infected cells. Below you will learn how to boost natural killer cells naturally. Killer cells are cytotoxic – that means that they are bad for a cancer cell, and good for us. “New findings show that natural killer (NK) cell activity is modulated by exogenous (including dietary) and endogenous ligands for the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR). Here are a few easy ways to boost our naturally occurring killer cells so that we can fight one of the biggest diseases of all time: 3. More from Naturalsociety. Cancer Fighting Foods - 4 Edible Cancer Preventatives. Could it be that cancer rates are so rampant because people are simply not eating the right foods?
While there are many factors that play into the development of cancer, diet and smoking habits make up nearly 60 percent of cancer cases. The good news is that with dietary and lifestyle changes, cancer rates can drop dramatically. One of the easiest ways to protect yourself against cancer is to consume many cancer fighting foods – here are 4 of them you should never forget about. Cancer Fighting Foods – 1. Among the most currently researched of cancer fighting foods, turmeric has repeatedly been shown to be an effective cancer-fighter and even block cancer growth. 2.
A study conducted by University of Florida researchers Dr. Another study also shows how papaya leaf extract is able to fight various cancers including cervix, breast, liver, lung, and pacreatic while aiding the cardiovascular and gastrointestinal systems. 3. 4. Additional Sources: PubMed Phys.org. How Eating Certain Beans Cuts the Risk of These 5 Cancers. BARBARA MINTON | NaturalSociety | Jan 14th 2015 If you are worrying about cancer, including beans in meal planning could go a long way to ease your mind.
Research has shown that beans and other legumes work in many ways to stop cancer while providing plenty of other health benefits. Beans belong to the legume group of vegetables, which includes lentils and pulses. Most of the health benefits to be gotten from eating beans extends to the entire group. The link between eating beans and lowered risk of cancer was established several years ago. 1. Recent data from the Nurses Health Study II, among the largest and longest running investigations of factors influencing women’s health, was evaluated to see which flavonol-rich foods were protective of breast tissue in premenopausal women age 26 to 46.
Another study, the 4 Corners Breast Cancer Study was unique in having Hispanics, Native Americans, and non-Hispanic white women as participants. 2. 3-5. There’s a Secret at Work in These Studies. Could Glutathione Be the Key to Slowing the Physical Aging Process? 9th November 2015 By Dr. Michelle Kmiec and Susan Hartman Contributing Writers for Wake Up World Glutathione, The ‘Master’ Antioxidant If there were such a thing as a nutrient that “does it all”, glutathione would have to be a top contender for the number one spot. Briefly, Glutathione (GSH) is a tripeptide comprised of three amino acids, cysteine, glutamic acid (ionic salt from glutamate), and glycine. So if the body produces its own glutathione, then why is it necessary to consume foods that support glutathione production? Oxidation is caused by nutrient-deficit diets, a polluted environment, pharmaceuticals (prescribed and over-the-counter), physical and emotional stress, electromagnetic stress, and radiation.
Oxidative stress is a primary cause of aging, sickness and disease. Glutathione is found in every cell of the body. And although the first explanation may be grounded in some truth, the second is far more logical. Glutathione is vital for protecting against: John P. Sun Exposure Can Protect Against Skin Cancer, Study Says. If you make your living off of treating people with melanoma, you might (really, might) know a thing or two about skin cancer. Dr. Angus Dalgleish says he used to advise people slather on the sunblock and avoid the sun like vampires. But now, his tune has changed and he has started advising his patients differently. The crux of his advice: reduce your cancer risk by increasing your sun exposure. It all boils down to vitamin D. Our body requires the sun to produce vitamin D; that’s why it’s called the sunshine vitamin. The sun is the absolute best source of vitamin D. His interest in the vitamin D–cancer connection began when he read that researchers at Leeds University discovered low vitamin D levels to be a major risk factor for melanoma.
Dr. “If we supplement people who are low they may do better than expected. Now, his patients supplement with vitamin D. An industry has been built off of scaring us into thinking the sun will hurt us. Additional Sources: ScienceDaily DailyMail. Turmeric Prevents One of The Most Malignant Cancers In The World. Marco Torres, Prevent DiseaseWaking Times Powdered turmeric has been used for centuries to treat a host of illnesses. Its active ingredient, curcumin, inhibits inflammatory reactions, has anti-diabetic effects, reduces cholesterol among other powerful health effects. A new study led by a research team at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat (LMU) in Munich now shows that it can also inhibit formation of metastases. One of the most comprehensive summaries of a review of 700 turmeric studies to date was published by the respected ethnobotanist James A. Duke, Phd. Cancer is no exception.
Duke noted that in the handbook Phytochemicals: Mechanisms of Action, curcumin and/or turmeric were effective in animal models in prevention and/or treatment of colon cancer, mammary cancer, prostate cancer, murine hepato-carcinogenesis (liver cancer in rats), esophageal cancer, and oral cancer. Bachmeier’s research centers on curcumin, the polyphenol responsible for the characteristic color of curry. Men: Drink Black Tea to Reduce Prostate Cancer Risk by 1/3. Elizabeth Renter | Naturalsociety | August 14th, 2013 One in six American men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime, according to The American Cancer Society. In 2013 alone, they estimate nearly 240,000 new cases will be diagnosed and 29,720 men will die of prostate cancer. While statistics like this can seem frightening, a new study out of the Netherlands indicates something as simple as drinking tea could help reduce prostate cancer risk by 1/3. Researchers found that drinking five or more cups of tea each day could reduce prostate cancer risk by one-third.
The scientists looked at data on 58,279 men, of which 3,363 had prostate cancer, including 1,164 cases of advanced cancer. Five or more cups of tea each day reduced the risk of developing stage IV prostate cancer by 33 percent. How you take your tea, the researchers said, doesn’t seem to affect its protective qualities. Read: Ginger – An Amazing Prostate Cancer Solution Be wary of inexpensive teas, though.