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Herpes Virus Could Treat Skin Cancer

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A genetically engineered herpes virus can both kill aggressive cancer cells and kick-start an immune response against them, scientists are reporting. Following the world’s first investigation of viral therapy to treat skin cancer, the novel treatment was found to increase the survival of some patients by several years. The study, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, is the largest ever randomized trial of viral anti-cancer therapy.

The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) in the U.K. led an international consortium of researchers to trial a modified version of a herpes virus, called Talimogene Laherparepvec (T-VEC), on 436 patients who had inoperable malignant melanoma. One group of patients were injected with T-VEC, while the others were given a control immunotherapy, a type of treatment that uses the body’s immune system to fight disease.

“We may normally think of viruses as the enemies of mankind, but it’s their very ability to specifically infect and kill human cells that can make them such promising cancer treatments,” said Professor Paul Workman, chief executive of the ICR, in a statement.

“In this case we are harnessing the ability of an engineered virus to kill cancer cells and stimulate an immune response. It’s exciting to see the potential of viral treatment realized in a Phase III trial, and there is hope that therapies like this could be even more effective when combined with targeted cancer drugs to achieve long term control and cure,” he added.

Researchers modified the virus by removing two key genes, called ICP34.5 and ICP47, to make it harmless to healthy cells. The virus can, however, still replicate within cancer cells and destroy them by bursting them open. T-VEC has also been genetically engineered to release a molecule called GM-CSF, which prompts a rigorous response from the immune system.

The results showed that 16,3% of the group given T-VEC responded to treatment and were still in remission after six months. In comparison, 2,1% of the control group showed the same response. The 163 patients with stage 3 and early stage 4 melanoma who were given T-VEC had an average survival of 41 months, while 66 earlier-stage patients in the control group lived for 21,5 months. Some patients in the viral therapy group had a response extending past three years – a benchmark used by oncologists to define an effective treatment.

“There is increasing excitement over the use of viral treatments like T-VEC for cancer, because they can launch a two-pronged attack on tumors – both killing cancer cells directly and marshaling the immune system against them. And because viral treatment can target cancer cells specifically, it tends to have fewer side-effects than traditional chemotherapy or some of the other new immunotherapies,” said U.K. trial leader Kevin Harrington, professor of Biological Cancer Therapies at the ICR, in a statement.

The study found that patients with less advanced cancers had a more significant response to the viral therapy, which Harrington suggests is “encouraging” as T-VEC could play an important role as a first-line of defense against more aggressive cancer. T-VEC has been submitted to both the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the European Medicines Agency. If approved, researcher hope similar viral treatments could be used to tackle other cancers.

source: http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/herpes-virus-provides-new-hope-treating-skin-cancer

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15 Health Benefits Of Cucumber

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Article Source: Naira Land

Cucumber is often regarded as a healthy food because it is low in calories and fat. Cucumber also contains many vitamins and minerals that make them a healthy choice for cooking and snacking. Here are 15 health benefits of cucumber:

1. Keep body hydrated
Cucumber has 96% water content that is more nutritious than regular water, which helps in keeping the body hydrated and regulating body temperature. It also helps in flushing out the toxins from the body.

2.Skin care
The high water content, vitamins A, B & C and the presence of certain minerals like magnesium, potassium, and silica make cucumbers an essential part of skin care. Facial masks containing cucumber juice can be used for skin tightening. Ascorbic acid and caffeic acid present in cucumbers can bring down the water retention rate which in turn diminishes the puffiness and swelling under the eyes. Cucumber skin also can bring relief to the skin caused by sunburn or windburn.

3. Fight cancers
Cucumber are known to contain lariciresinol, pinoresinol, and secoisolariciresinol – three lignans that have a strong history of research in connection with reduced risk of several cancer types, including bosom cancer, prostate cancer, uterine cancer, and ovarian cancer.

4. Control Blood Pressure
Cucumber juice contains a lot of potassium, magnesium and fiber that work effectively for regulating blood pressure. This makes cucumber good for treating both low blood pressure and high blood pressure.

5. Beneficial for teeth and gums
Cucumber juice is also beneficial for people with teeth and gums problems, especially in cases of pyorrhea. Cucumber is a good source of dietary fiber and this fiber massage in the teeth and gums.

6. Aid digestion
Digestive disorders like acidity, heartburn, gastritis and even ulcers can be cured by the daily consumption of fresh cucumber juice. The high water content and dietary fiber in cucumber are very effective in driving away the toxins from the digestive system and hence aid digestion. Daily consumption of cucumbers can be regarded as a remedy for chronic constipation.

7. Promotes Joint health
Cucumber is an excellent source of silica, which known to help promotes joint health by strengthening the connective tissues.

8. Treat tapeworms
Cucumber seeds are used as a natural remedy for treating tapeworms. Bruised cucumber seeds mixed with water are also effective in the treatment of swellings of the mucous membranes of the nose and the throat.

9. Nail care
The high silica content of cucumber also helps to prevent splitting and spoiling of nails of the fingers and toes.

10.Relieve gout and arthritis pain
Cucumber is rich in vitamin A, B1, B6, C & D, Folate, Calcium, Magnesium, and Potassium, when mixed with carrot juice, they can relieve gout and arthritis pain by lowering the uric acid levels.

11. Cures diabetes
The cucumber juice has been found to be beneficial for the diabetic patients. This vegetable contains a hormone needed by the cells of the pancreas for producing insulin.

12. Reduces cholesterol
Researchers found that some compound called sterols in cucumber may help reduce cholesterol levels.

13. Stimulate hair growth
Cucumber contains silicon and sulfur and thus a regular intake of cucumber can help promote healthy hair growth. For best results, mix cucumber juice with the juices of carrot, lettuce or spinach.

14. Acts as a diuretic
The water content of Cucumber acts as a diuretic. It encourages the elimination of waste products from the body through urination. Regular intake of cucumber helps to dissolve bladder or kidney stones.

15. Aid in weight loss
Due to its low calorie and high water content, cucumber is an ideal diet for people who looking for weight loss.

When buying cucumbers, choose the ones that are firm to touch and dark green in color. Do not buy overly matured or yellow colored as they are prone to contain more insoluble fiber and mature seeds. Go for organically grown cucumbers to get a rich taste and nutrients content.

source: http://fitlife.tv/15-health-benefits-of-cucumber/

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A Recipe To Make Cannabis Oil For A Chemotherapy Alternative

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Awareness with regards to cannabis as a treatment and potential cure for cancer has been rapidly increasing over the past few years. Several studies over the last decade have clearly (without question) demonstrated the anti-tumoral effects of the plant. Cannabinoids (any group of related compounds that include cannabinol and the active constituents of cannabis) activate cannabinoid receptors in the body. The human body itself produces compounds called endocannabinoids and they play a very important role in many processes within the body to help create a healthy environment.

Since radiation and chemotherapy are the only two approved treatments for cancer, it’s important to let people know that other options do exist. There’s nothing wrong with exploring these options and finding out more information about them so people can make the best possible choice for themselves. It’s always important to do your own research.

A number of people have used this treatment to help treat their cancer. The latest article we wrote is a great example (amongst many), where a 9-year-old girl used cannabis to cure her cancer. You can read more about that HERE.

Below are some links to articles that have sourced studies and provide more human cases as examples. For more information you can browse through our website:

As more become aware of the healing power that this plant has, the next question to be asked is how is it used? Linked above (second from the top) is an article titled “Teenage Girl Uses Cannabis To Treat Leukaemia & Great Results Were Seen,” you can click on the case study embedded within the article and email the doctors, hopefully they can answer your questions if it is an emergency.

The article highlighted in the second paragraph about the 9-year-old girl who used cannabis to treat her cancer has a link to her website. Click HERE to go there. It goes through all the steps they took, they titled it “Making Medical Marijuana 101.”

So, you can start there. Another option that seems to be quite popular is Rick Simpson’s Hemp Oil. He is a medical marijuana activist who has been providing people with information about the healing potentials of Hemp Oil medications for quite some time. His inspiration came from his own experience when he cured himself of a metastatic skin cancer in 2003.

Again, I just want to help others further their research on how to do it. You can try contacting the doctors mentioned in the paragraph above, you can take a look at the way 9-year-old Mykyala (also mentioned in above paragraphs) did it and you can check out Rick Simpson’s way. Hopefully this will lead you to what you are looking for. Feel free to also contact me with any questions or concerns.

Here is Rick Simpson’s Hash Oil Recipe:
(HERE is his website)

To make Rick Simpson’s hash oil, start with one ounce of dried herb. One ounce will typically produce 3-4 grams of oil, although the amount of oil produced per ounce will vary strain to strain. A pound of dried material will yield about two ounces of high quality oil.

IMPORTANT: These instructions are directly summarized from Rick Simpson’s website. Be VERY careful when boiling solvent off [solvent-free option], the flames are extremely flammable. AVOID smoking, sparks, stove-tops and red hot heating elements. Set up a fan to blow fumes away from the pot, and set up in a well-ventilated area for whole process.

1. Place the completely dry material in a plastic bucket.

2. Dampen the material with the solvent you are using. Many solvents can be used [solvent-free option]. You can use pure naphtha, ether, butane, 99% isopropyl alcohol, or even water. Two gallons of solvent is required to extract the THC from one pound, and 500 ml is enough for an ounce.

3. Crush the plant material using a stick of clean, untreated wood or any other similar device. Although the material will be damp, it will still be relatively easy to crush up because it is so dry.

4. Continue to crush the material with the stick, while adding solvent until the plant material is completely covered and soaked. Remain stirring the mixture for about three minutes. As you do this, the THC is dissolved off the material into the solvent.

5. Pour the solvent oil mixture off the plant material into another bucket. At this point you have stripped the material of about 80% of its THC.

6. Second wash: again add solvent to the mixture and work for another three minutes to extract the remaining THC.

7. Pour this solvent oil mix into the bucket containing the first mix that was previously poured out.

8. Discard the twice washed plant material.

9. Pour the solvent oil mixture through a coffee filter into a clean container.

10. Boil the solvent off: a rice cooker will boil the solvent off nicely, and will hold over a half gallon of solvent mixture. CAUTION: avoid stove-tops, red hot elements, sparks, cigarettes and open flames as the fumes are extremely flammable.

11. Add solvent to rice cooker until it is about ¾ full and turn on HIGH heat. Make sure you are in a well-ventilated area and set up a fan to carry the solvent fumes away. Continue to add mixture to cooker as solvent evaporates until you have added it all to the cooker.

12. As the level in the rice cooker decreases for the last time, add a few drops of water (about 10 drops of water for a pound of dry material). This will help to release the solvent residue, and protect the oil from too much heat.

13. When there is about one inch of solvent-water mixture in the rice cooker, put on your oven mitts and pick the unit up and swirl the contents until the solvent has finished boiling off.

14. When the solvent has been boiled off, turn the cooker to LOW heat. At no point should the oil ever reach over 290˚ F or 140˚ C.

15. Keep your oven mitts on and remove the pot containing the oil from the rice cooker. Gently pour the oil into a stainless steel container

16. Place the stainless steel container in a dehydrator, or put it on a gentle heating device such as a coffee warmer. It may take a few hours but the water and volatile terpenes will be evaporated from the oil. When there is no longer any surface activity on the oil, it is ready for use.

17. Suck the oil up in a plastic syringe, or in any other container you see fit. A syringe will make the oil easy to dispense. When the oil cools completely it will have the consistency of thick grease.

For even further information, check out Rick’s written recipe here.
For dosage information, please click here. But remember, consult a physician and do your research before you do anything to make sure you understand how everything functions.

source: http://www.collective-evolution.com/2014/06/29/a-recipe-to-make-cannabis-oil-for-a-chemotherapy-alternative/
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Study Finds Over 24,000 Chemicals In Bottled Water: Which Ones Are Harming You?

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German researchers have discovered endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs), that could adversely affect development and reproduction, to be contained in 18 different bottled water products. Of the 24 520 suspect chemicals found to be present in bottled water, the one that showed consistent results and illustrated anti-androgenic and anti-estrogenic activity is di(2-ethylhexyl) fumarate (DEHF). Endocrine disruptors are chemicals that can interfere with the hormone system, they can cause cancerous tumors, birth defects, cardiovascular disorders, metabolic disorders and as mentioned earlier, other developmental disorders.

This study comes from Martin Wagner and Jorg Oehlmann of the Goethe University Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main, and Michael Schlusener and Thomas Ternes of the German Federal Institute of Hydrology. They determined that bottled water could contain serious amounts of EDCs that should be a cause from concern.

Researchers used spectrometric simulation to narrow down their findings to DEHF as the only possible EDC giving rise to harmful activity. DEHF is also known as an anti-estrogenic compound, which means that another unidentified EDC must be present in the samples that showed anti-androgenic activity.

The authors employed a sensitive in vitro bioassay to characterize the total estrogenic burden leaching from plastics, including potential mixture effects and unidentified EDCs. Using a similar approach, a series of studies reported a widespread estrogenic contamination of commercially available bottled water. Here, we combine biological and chemical analysis to identify putative steroid receptor antagonists in bottled water. Most of the products were potently antiestrogenic and antiandrogenic in the bioassays. Nontarget high-resolution mass spectrometry pointed towards maleate and fumarate isomers as promising candidates and subsequently enabled the identification of di(2-ethylhexyl) fumarate. Because its concentration is too low to explain the observed activity, other compounds must contribute. However, further maleate/fumarate isomers are not only biologically active but structurally highly similar to phthalates. Hence, we speculate these compounds might represent a novel, so far overlooked group of EDCs. An increasing number of in vitro studies reports the presence of EDCs in bottled water. With previous studies focusing on estrogenicity, the present work provides evidence for an additional contamination with steroid receptor antagonists. We detected antiestrogens and antiandrogens in the majority of analyzed bottled water products. Moreover, the antagonist activity was very potent. An equivalent of 3.75 ml bottled water inhibited estrogen and androgen receptor by up to 60 and 90 percent. Bottled water from six different countries has been found to contain estrogenic, antiestrogenic, as well as androgenic, progestagenic, and glucocorticoid-like chemicals. This demonstrates that a popular beverage is contaminated with diverse-acting EDCs.

What Can You Do?

The answer is simple, don’t drink bottled water! Apart from that, you can purchase water filters that take out the chlorine and fluoride from your water if you choose, they aren’t that hard to find and if you do your research you can find some fairly inexpensive ones. If you’re interested, shoot us an email and we can help you out in your search. 24,000 chemicals is a lot of chemicals to be putting into your body. I’m not saying all of them are harmful, but who would want to take that chance? It’s not uncommon for us to taste some of these chemicals within the water that come from the plastic, especially if you leave the bottle in the sun for a short period of time.

Here is a very informative video that shares a lot more of what needs to be known about bottled water:

source: http://www.collective-evolution.com/2013/10/07/study-finds-over-24000-chemicals-in-bottled-water-which-ones-are-harming-you/

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How I Healed My Mother’s Skin Cancer At Home

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Disclaimer

While this worked for me, it may not work for everyone. This is not intended for medical advice, anyone who reads this takes full responsibility for their actions and neither myself nor Collective Evolution will be held liable for the statements made.

For the last 3 years, my mother had been suffering with a type of skin cancer called Basal Cell Carcinoma. This is the less aggressive form of skin cancer, deemed as non-life threatening by the medical industry, in contrast to the more malignant form of skin cancer known as Melanoma.

The basal cell first began as a small red lesion on the crown of my mother’s head. It would start to bleed, then scab, then bleed again and then scab more.

The scab continued to grow and over the course of 3 years it nearly quadrupled in size. Not only did it grow wider, but it grew higher as well. Unfortunately, it took this long before my mother finally decided to go to the doctor.

She was referred to a Dermatologist by her GP. A biopsy was done and the lesion was confirmed as cancerous. At the initial consultation the Dermatologist said what every doctor says: “There is no cure for Basal Cell Carcinoma, but we can surgically remove it.”
He couldn’t guarantee that it wouldn’t return. Regardless, she scheduled an appointment to have it removed.

Not too long after the surgery, the basal cell returned – this time with a vengeance. It seemed to grow much quicker, and within two weeks after the surgery the bleeding and scabbing was back again. It was extremely frustrating to witness this, and I truly felt powerless over the matter. I made the decision to go to the Dermatologist with my mother on her next visit, and I was prepared to ask him a plethora of questions, my first question being, “What the heck is this thing???”
That is when I learned the medical term for this type of skin cancer.

Taking Matters Into Our Own Hands

Equipped with the term ‘Basal Cell Carcinoma’ and Google, I researched everything I could about it, including natural treatments. I recalled reading some articles about how sodium bicarbonate, or baking soda, has a high success rate with various types of cancers, so I looked into the topical use of baking soda on basal cells. Surprisingly, I found quite a few personal testimonies from people who had healed a basal cell completely, using just baking soda and water. Cancer cannot thrive in an alkaline environment. And that’s exactly what baking soda produces.

My mother had the basal cell removed surgically twice more before she finally let me try the baking soda treatment. And 5 weeks ago is when this treatment began.

I modified the concoction by using coconut oil instead of water, as raw organic coconut oil helps in the regeneration of skin cells. I mixed one part baking soda and one part coconut oil (a teaspoon of each) in a shot glass and stirred it up until it became a malleable paste, which is what I applied to the affected area. The results were truly astonishing.

Please keep in mind that starting at an early age my mother began to experience hair loss.  However, as a result of less hair it was much easier to apply the treatment, and the effect of the treatment was more visible.

Feb 13 – Day 1: On the first night after 2 applications during that day, the entire scab fell off on its own. The area was very tender, and the basal cell was revealed as a fleshy bulb of skin that would easily bleed when even minimal pressure was applied.

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Feb 17 – Day 5: The basal cell started to shrink in size. The area around where the scab had been was all flaking, but the coconut oil was helping to clear all the dead skin away.

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Feb 18 – Day 6: The basal cell had completely disappeared, and there was no more bleeding.

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Feb 23 – Day 11: The skin where the basal cell had been was very tender, so we applied Polysporin at night to allow for healing and prevent infection.

4-Feb-23

Feb 26 – Day 14: The open wound where the basal cell had been was starting to get smaller.

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March 2 – Day 18: The affected area began patching itself up, closing up the wound. The area was still very tender and sore, so we stopped using the baking soda and coconut oil and applied Polysporin instead.

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Mar 6 – Day 22: The wound had closed up entirely. We thoroughly cleaned the area and gently picked away all the left over dead skin.

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March 6 – present: The skin surface has remained clear of the basal cell. For now I am still continuing to apply the baking soda and coconut oil EVERYDAY, along with apple cider vinegar soaked cotton pads that I place over the area to reach the basal cell root. My mother will be scheduling regular follow ups with her doctor, as well as another biopsy.

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The Method I Used

  • Raw organic coconut oil (the brand I used was Artisana)
  • Aluminum-free baking soda (I purchased it at a holistic health food store)
  • A shot glass, to effectively stir the mixture within
  • Something to stir the mixture with, I used the narrow handle of a small metal spoon.
  • Polysporin Triple 3 Antibiotics, or any other antibiotic ointment to apply at night

I stirred 1 part baking soda and 1 part coconut oil in a shot glass until it became a malleable paste that was easy to apply. It helped to apply a bit of warmth to melt the coconut oil faster – I let the shot glass run under hot water for a bit.

Using the handle of the spoon that I stirred with, I applied the mixture to the affected area. I DID NOT RUB IT IN. Instead I gently slathered the area with the paste and let it remain there for as long as possible. Then I applied a shower cap to keep the treatment in place.

I aimed for 3 applications a day for the first week, and 2 for the second week moving forward, and made sure to properly clean the affected area before each application.

A basal cell has roots that reach much deeper into the skin than it appears, it is not just on the surface, therefor I learned that it is important to continue using the treatment much longer, even when the skin has fully patched up.

What We All Learned From This Experience

Looking back at the start of this whole experience, I realize that I was just as skeptical as most people with regards to a successful treatment that costs only a few dollars, not to mention one that is sitting in my kitchen pantry! I completely understand why a simple solution like baking soda and coconut oil would be cast aside in favor of a more ‘sophisticated’ treatment.

While I am by no means completely against mainstream or allopathic medicine, it is my opinion that we have been heavily conditioned by the medical industry to believe that we have absolutely no power over our own physical and mental health, and that the solutions and cures to our ailments lie far beyond our reach; that only a large sum of money can buy a cure.
I can’t stress enough that this is simply not true.

Throughout the progress of my mother’s healing, my whole family had experienced first hand how effective an alternative treatment can be. Not only is it effective – it is affordable, safe, and free of side-effects. Needless to say, my family’s opinion on mainstream/allopathic medicine has shifted significantly.

My hope is that people who are going through a similar experience can come to understand the power is in their hands to heal themselves. No one is going to spoon-feed us the truth about how we can heal using simple and affordable methods – especially not the medical industry. We must do our own research and reclaim our healing power.

UPDATE July 5, 2014

Hi everyone! I just wanted to update you all on what has been happening with my mother and the basal cell. As my article states and the pictures show, the entire skin surface did clear up by the beginning of March.

Sometime in April I accompanied my mother on a visit to her doctor in order to relay the details of this whole experience to her, and I brought pictures which documented the process. The doctor was very impressed at the response of the basal cell to the coconut oil and baking soda. But to be safe she referred my mother to a dermatologist (another one this time, who is apparently very good) so that a more expertise assessment can be made and a biopsy can be done. This appointment is scheduled for mid July.

We stopped using the treatment in April – partly because we got extremely busy planning for a big trip in May, and partly because we were curious to see what would happen if we just left the affected area alone, without any treatment. The area stayed clear until the first week of June.

At the beginning of June we noticed the small lesion returning, in its usual place. We were on vacation at the time and waited until we returned to resume treatment. Toward the end of June we started applying the baking soda and coconut oil, with a cotton pad soaked in organic apple cider vinegar placed on top. Within only a day the skin started to clear up again. The scabbing fell away on the first day and within 2 days the area had patched itself up. We are continuing to use the treatment.

It is evident that the treatment is working on a surface level. The cancer seems to respond by shrinking away and clearing up. But basal cells have roots under the surface of the skin. We are trying to ascertain at this point whether the treatment will eventually eradicate the root of the basal cell if we keep using it, even when the skin surface is completely clear.

Another thing I must note, which I’m trying to get my mother to understand, is that the process of healing cancer is holistic, meaning it is not just a silver bullet solution that heals it (in this case a topical application). It is an amalgamation of different healing modalities which work to keep the body, mind and spirit in a vibration which cancer can’t thrive in. This includes a healthy diet and lifestyle, the elimination of toxins from the body, a positive mindset, and the integration of other healing practices such as reiki, acupuncture and yoga/meditation.

I have been hearing from other people’s personal experience that taking certain vitamins and supplements was very helpful in combating their skin cancer, in conjunction with a topical application. It makes sense, since proper nutrition allows the body to heal itself. We are going to look into this for my mother.

I will once again make an update to this article upon receiving further information and results.
Thank you to everyone for your contribution and sharing your experiences, it’s nice to get a broad spectrum of perspectives on the matter.

Blessings, namaste and much love,
Kyneret

source: http://www.collective-evolution.com/2014/03/24/how-i-healed-my-mothers-skin-cancer-at-home/
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Cancer Death Rates Now Doubled In Argentina’s GMO Agribusiness Areas

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Data linking GMOs and pesticides to human health ailments continues to emerge, as a new report put together by the Ministry of Health in Cordoba, Argentina has found that increased levels of crop spraying in Argentina’s most extensively farmed areas has resulted in a large increase of cancer rates for those that live in the vicinity.

According to the report, deaths from cancerous tumors have as much as doubled in areas where genetically modified (GM) crops are grown and agro-chemicals are used. That’s not really surprising, given the fact that numerous studies have linked them to cancer, and other detrimental health ailments.

The highest death rate was recorded in the ‘Pampa Gringa’ area. This is where most GM crops are grown, and the most pesticides are used, it makes up a large portion of the Cordoba region. This area and other areas in the region have cancer rates that are way above the national average.

According to GM watch:

“The international standard is to calculate deaths per 100 thousand inhabitants. The provincial average is 158 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants, and in Cordoba Capital the rate is 134,8. But four Cordoba departments are well above those rates: Marcos Juárez (229,8), Presidente Roque Sáenz Peña (228,4), Union (217,4) and San Justo (216,8). It’s called “pampa gringa”, the emblematic area of Cordoba agriculture”

Experts from the region continue to stress that this is no coincidence.

“There is evidence of high levels of genetic damage in people of Marcos Juarez, which may result from unintentional exposure to pesticides. ” – Fernando Manas, PhD National University of Rio Cuarto

According to GM watch, Researchers at Río Cuarto have studied the people of Córdoba for several years and have confirmed, in fifteen scientific publications, that those exposed to pesticides suffer genetic damage and are more prone to cancer. Other studies linked in this article also confirm it. Manas recalled that in the Marcos Juárez province, glyphosate (and its major degradation product, AMPA) have been detected in lakes, soils, and even in rainwater.

This isn’t something new, the toxicity of pesticides has been known for a very long time, and there is more information on that later in the article.

Government and Industry Refuse To Act

According to the ecologist, researchers and doctors in the region have been upset with the government because of their delay and unwillingness to take action.

Dr. Medardo Avila Vazquez of the University Network for Environment and Health (Reduas) said:

“What we have complained about for years was confirmed and especially what doctors say about the sprayed towns and areas affected by industrial agriculture. Cancer cases are multiplying as never before in areas with massive use of pesticides.” Dr. Medardo Avila Vazquez of the University Network for Environment and Health

Damian Verzeñassi, a doctor and professor of social and environmental health at the Faculty of Medical Sciences in Rosario, says:

“The study of Córdoba matches the surveys we conducted in eighteen industrial agriculture areas. Cancer has skyrocketed in the last fifteen years.”

He is upset about the failure of government and industry to take preventative action:

“They keep demanding studies on something that is already proven and do not take urgent measures to protect the population. There is ample evidence that the agricultural model has health consequences, we are talking about a production model that is a huge public health problem.”

The official publication is in book form and titled “Report on cancer in Cordoba 2004-2009.” It was prepared by the Provincial Tumor Registry and the Department of Statistics and Census. It was introduced in the legislature by Martin Alonso, the director of the Provincial Cancer Institute and Francisco Fortuna, the director of the provincial cancer Institute.

Dangers Associated With GMOs and Pesticides (Studies)

CE has covered the dangers associated with pesticides and the dangers that could be associated with GMOs in detail. Below you will find links to related articles that have various studies embedded within them. These are a few (of many) related articles you will find on our website:

Scientists Review 343 Studies To See If Organic Food Is Really Better For You, Here’s What They Found

New Study Links GMOs To Cancer, Liver/Kidney Damage & Severe Hormonal Disruption

New Study Finds Organic Diet For One Week Drops Pesticide Levels In Adults By 90 Percent

New Study Finds Roundup Herbicide To Be 125x More Toxic Than Regulators Claim

 10 Scientific Studies Proving That GMOs Can Be Harmful To Human Health

Sri Lanka Bans Monsanto Herbicide Citing Link To Deadly Kidney Disease

Scientists Link Monsanto’s Glyphosate To Birth Defects

Groundbreaking Study Links Monsanto’s Glyphosate To Cancer

Multiple Toxins From GMOs Detected In Maternal And Fetal Blood. What Does This Mean For Your Baby?

source: http://www.collective-evolution.com/2014/09/08/death-rates-double-in-argentinas-gmo-agribusiness-areas-its-due-to-this-one-illness/

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Soy Consumption linked to Tumor Growth in Breast Cancer

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Breast cancer patients who consume large amounts of soy may make the disease worse, according to a study conducted by researchers from Georgetown University and the Memorial Sloane Kettering Cancer Center in New York, and published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute on September 4.

“These data raise concern that soy may exert a stimulating effect on breast cancer in a subset of women,” the researchers wrote.

The study was conducted with support from the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Certain studies, conducted primarily on Asian populations, have suggested that soy intake might be associated with a decreased risk of breast cancer. Other studies, including many on Western populations, have found no such benefit.

The current study looked at a different question, however: Following a breast cancer diagnosis, what effect does soy have on the progression of the disease?

Soy associated with tumor growth

Soybeans are known to contain naturally occurring chemicals that mimic the effects of estrogen hormones in the body, known as phytoestrogens. Researchers have suspected that this may become problematic during breast cancer, because many such cancers (known as estrogen-receptor -positive) actually use estrogen to fuel their growth. For that reason, many women are advised to avoid extra hormones after a breast cancer diagnosis and may even be put on hormone-blocking drugs such as tamoxifen.

“Estrogen is no good at any time after breast cancer diagnosis,” said researcher V. Craig Jordan, who wrote an accompanying commentary on the study.

In the new study, the researchers assigned 140 women who had been diagnosed with estrogen-receptor-positive breast cancer to take two 25.8-gram packets of either soy protein or milk protein supplements daily. The supplements were mixed into water or juice. The researchers then compared breast cancer cells obtained from the initial biopsies (used for diagnosis, before the trial began) with cells extracted from tumor-removal surgery (after the intervention).

They found that, compared with women in the milk-protein group, women in the soy-protein group had tumors that over-expressed genes associated with cell proliferation. This suggests that those tumors were replicating more rapidly. In some women, tumors also had increased expression of a gene associated with cancer growth.

The researchers noted that many things remain unknown. For example, the study did not look directly at tumor growth, merely at gene expression. It is also unknown whether the effects seen on gene expression are reversible or not.

“We do not know what the consequences of taking soy for longer [periods] or taking higher amounts of soy, would have on the biology of a breast tumor,” researcher Dr. Jackie Bromberg said.

“All we can say is that in some of the women, the soy component drove proliferative genes, at the gene level,” Dr. Moshe Shike said.

“For populations of women with breast cancer, soy products aren’t good. Now doctors have a set practice and can tell patients that this isn’t a good thing,” said Jordan.

Be cautious: limit intake

While the findings may not be conclusive, they certainly suggest that breast cancer patients should limit their soy intake, according to Dr. Michael S. Cowher of Cleveland Clinic’s Breast Services, who was not involved in the study.

“I think the study provided preliminary evidence that soy supplementation can affect gene expression in breast tumors,” Dr. Cowher said.

“For the individual patient with breast cancer, soy intake is part of the discussion to have with your doctor regarding potential modifications,” he said. “I generally advise both patients with and those at higher risk for breast cancer to avoid excessive soy intake, but remind them that it is possible that future research will find that for some patients soy supplementation may be beneficial, while harmful to others.”

source: http://www.naturalnews.com/046935_soy_breast_cancer_phytoestrogens.html#ixzz3KpPCKj7v
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Lemon and Baking Soda Miraculous Combination: 10000 Times stronger than Chemotherapy!

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Why do we not know about this?

Because there are organizations that continue to profit from disease.  It is that simple.

Do you know how many people die while this secret is kept simply in the name of profit?

Citrus fruit can cure cancer. Recent studies have shown that consuming citrus fruits, specifically lemons have prevented and in some cases cured cancer.  And by adding baking soda you will normalize the pH of the body which does not allow the cancer to continue to spread.

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source: http://fitlife.tv/lemon-and-baking-soda-miraculous-combination-10-000-times-stronger-than-chemotherapy/

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FDA Finally Admits Chicken Meat Contains Cancer-Causing Arsenic

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After years of sweeping the issue under the rug and hoping no one would notice, the FDA has now finally admitted that chicken meat sold in the USA contains arsenic, a cancer-causing toxic chemical that’s fatal in high doses. But the real story is where this arsenic comes from: It’s added to the chicken feed purposely!

Even worse, the FDA says its own research shows that the arsenic added to the chicken feed ends up in the chicken meat where it is consumed by humans. So for the last sixty years, American consumers who eat conventional chicken have been consuming arsenic, a known cancer-causing chemical.

Until this new study, both the poultry industry and the FDA denied that arsenic fed to chickens ended up in their meat. The fairy-tale excuse story we’ve all been fed for sixty years is that “the arsenic is excreted in the chicken feces.” There’s no scientific basis for making such a claim, it’s simply what the poultry industry wanted everybody to believe.

Now the evidence is so undeniable that the manufacturer of the chicken feed product known as Roxarsone has decided to pull the product off the shelves. Interestingly enough, the manufacturer that has been putting arsenic in the chicken feed for all these years is Pfizer — the very same company that makes vaccines containing chemical adjuvants that are injected into children.

Technically, the company making the Roxarsone chicken feed is a subsidiary of Pfizer, called Alpharma LLC. Even though Alpharma now has agreed to pull this toxic feed chemical off the shelves in the United States, it says it won’t necessarily remove it from feed products in other countries unless it is forced by regulators to do so. As reported by AP:

“Scott Brown of Pfizer Animal Health’s Veterinary Medicine Research and Development division said the company also sells the ingredient in about a dozen other countries. He said Pfizer is reaching out to regulatory authorities in those countries and will decide whether to sell it on an individual basis.”

But even as its arsenic-containing product is pulled off the shelves, the FDA continues its campaign of denial, claiming arsenic in chickens is at such a low level that it’s still safe to eat. This is even as the FDA says arsenic is a carcinogen, meaning it increases the risk of cancer.

The National Chicken Council agrees with the FDA. In a statement issued in response to the news that Roxarsone would be pulled from feed store shelves, it stated, “Chicken is safe to eat” even while admitting arsenic was used in many flocks grown and sold as chicken meat in the United States.

What’s astonishing about all this is that the FDA tells consumers it’s safe to eat cancer-causing arsenic but it’s dangerous to drink elderberry juice! The FDA recently conducted an armed raid in an elderberry juice manufacturer, accusing them of the “crime” of selling “unapproved drugs.” Which drugs would those be? The elderberry juice, explains the FDA. You see, the elderberry juice suddenly becomes a “drug” if you tell people how it can help support good health.

The FDA has also gone after dozens of other companies for selling natural herbal products or nutritional products that enhance and support health. The FDA is also waging a war on raw milk which it says is dangerous. Currently in America, thee is a food and drug regulatory agency that says it’s okay to eat arsenic, but dangerous to drink elderberry juice or raw milk.

source: http://www.collective-evolution.com/2013/08/16/fda-finally-admits-chicken-meat-contains-cancer-causing-arsenic/

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8-Year Old Girl Raises pH levels And Shrinks Cancer Tumors By 75 % With Diet

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by Arjun Walia

Another story of a cancer patient treating themselves through diet has surfaced. Not long ago we shared a similar story of a man with stage 3 colon cancer who refused chemotherapy and cured himself with a vegan diet. I want to make it clear that surgery does not cure cancer, especially when an individual is already in the later stages of the disease. If it did, that’s all they would do. Cancer is a systemic metabolic disease, the result of a body that is nutrient deficient, overloaded with toxins and usually the result of a PH level that’s too low, meaning that the body is bathed in acidity. If the body is not given the essential nutrients it needs to repair, regenerate and detoxify, cancer will most likely return.

“Let food by thy medicine, and medicine by thy food” – Hippocrates

In this case, the pH levels were raised, and as a result the lactic acid goes down and the cancer activity goes down. This allows the body repair itself. It’s very concerning that most doctors don’t know that nutrition plays a vital role when it comes to cancer treatment. If you have cancer, the options you are given are usually drugs, chemotherapy and radiation treatment. Rarely is nutrition thought of when it comes to an effective cure for cancer. While each case is unique and no ONE treatment can be used in every case, it is important to look at multiple options that have been effective vs only looking at mainstream options which don’t have high success rates to begin with. For example, here is a list of 20 medical studies that prove cannabis can cure cancer.

Surgery, chemotherapy and radiation are constantly pushed as the only go-to options for cancer treatment, when this couldn’t be farther from the truth. How often does a cancer patient see a doctor who tells them that dichloroacetate can their cancer? That was recently discovered by researchers at the University of Alberta. Cancer is a multi-trillion dollar industry, it can be hard to believe that there are those who do not promote treatments that have been proven successful, but it simply means we have to go beyond what we are taught, use our critical thinking skills and find out the truth for ourselves.

source: http://www.collective-evolution.com/2013/09/04/8-year-old-girl-raises-ph-levels-and-shrinks-cancer-tumors-by-75-with-diet/
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