Monthly Archives: August 2012

Breast cancer risk attached to horse urine used in hormone replacement therapy.

ImageBreast cancer risk attached to horse urine used in hormone replacement therapy.

For the last 40 years Premarin, Prempro and Prevara have been the go to drugs for the treatment of menopause symptoms in women. All three of these drugs are made using estrogens extracted from the urine of pregnant mares. Urine is collected from horse farms popularly known as pee farms, manly based in Canada and North America where thousands of pregnant mares are chained together leaving them no room to move or lie down. If this is not disturbing enough the horses are then fitted with urine collection devices 24 hours a day and a rationed water supply to make a more concentrated urine solution.

When foaling does take place they are released back in to fields but the tens of thousands of foal’s classed as nothing more then a by-product of the industry are then sent to slaughter along with any mares to old to continue producing offspring

In 1991 a study was carried out by the WHI (women’s health initiative) involving 161,808 postmenopausal women aged between 50 – 79 but this was abruptly ended after a increased risk of breast cancer was detected in women taking the estrogen-plus Progestin. The research showed a significant increase of deaths from breast cancer in the women taking the HRT. The figures show 2.6 deaths per 10,000 compared to just 1.3 per 10,000 deaths in the group taking the placebo.

Although these numbers may not seem high, once spread out over the whole population a huge amount of women would be in unnecessary danger. With not only the unfair treatment of the horses but also severe human health risks it leads us to the conclusion that something must be done to regulate this industry.

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Microwave meals and your health

Microwave meals and your health

The microwave oven has now been around for roughly 40 years but in that time only a very limited number of studies have been published concerning their impact on human health.

Russia and Switzerland did however conduct extensive research in this field with some rather shocking findings.

Not only will the act of microwaving food significantly deteriorate the nutritional value of the food but also distorts protein molecules and created radically unnatural compounds. The studies show this had a direct effect of the consumers health, white blood cell count rose in a similar way that it would respond to an infection. Blood haemoglobin (your blood systems oxygen carrying component) decreased significantly after eating these micro waved foods. Also high rise in bad cholesterol (LDL) and a decrease in good cholesterol (HDL)

This research disturbed readers in Russia so much that microwave ovens were in fact banned from use from 1976 until the early 90’s here are some of the findings that led to the ban.

  • Microwaved foods lose 60 ~ 90% of their nutritional value and it also accelerates the structural disintegration of food.
  • Microwaving creates cancer-causing agents within milk and cereals.
  • Microwaving alters elemental food-substances, causing digestive disorders.
  • Those ingesting micro-waved foods showed a statistically higher incidence of stomach and intestinal cancers, plus a general degeneration of peripheral cellular tissues with a gradual breakdown of digestive and excretory system function.
  • Microwave emissions also caused alteration in the catabolic (breakdown) behaviour of glucoside – and galactoside – elements within frozen fruits when thawed in this way.

Microwaves heat food by causing water molecules in it to resonate at very high frequencies and eventually turn to steam which heats your food. While this can rapidly heat your food, what most people fail to realize is that it also causes a change in your food’s chemical structure.

There are numerous issues that have emerged since microwave ovens were first introduced to consumers more than 40 years ago, besides depleting your food’s nutritional value, which will be addressed a bit later.

The first thing you probably noticed when you began microwaving food was how uneven the heating is.

“Hot spots” in microwaved food can be hot enough to cause burns—or build up to a “steam explosion.” This has resulted in admonitions to new mothers about NOT using the microwave to heat up baby bottles, since babies have been burned by super-heated formula that went undetected.

Another problem with microwave ovens is that carcinogenic toxins can leach out of your plastic and paper containers/covers, and into your food.

The January/February 1990 issue of Nutrition Action Newsletter reported the leakage of numerous toxic chemicals from the packaging of common microwavable foods, including pizzas, chips and popcorn. Chemicals included polyethylene terpthalate (PET), benzene, toluene, and xylene. Microwaving fatty foods in plastic containers leads to the release of dioxins (known carcinogens) and other toxins into your food.

One of the worst contaminants is BPA, or bisphenol A, an estrogen-like compound used widely in plastic products. In fact, dishes made specifically for the microwave often contain BPA, but many other plastic products contain it as well.

Microwaving distorts and deforms the molecules of whatever food or other substance you subject to it. An example of this is blood products.

Blood is normally warmed before being transfused into a person. Now we know that microwaving blood products damages the blood components. In fact, one woman died after receiving a transfusion of microwaved blood in 1991 , which resulted in a well-publicized lawsuit.

Sources for this article:

http://www.dhcommhr.coe.fr/eng/huhvch.shn.html

http://www.nexusmagazine.com/microwave.html,

http://www.relfe.com/microwave.html

http://www.nexusmagazine.com/microwave.html,

Alkalising your diet & cancer

Alkalising your diet & cancer

There are a huge number of benefits to eating a more alkaline diet but one of the most prominent advantages is its ability to protect you from cancer , maintaing a alkaline PH level in your body can not only protect you from developing cancer but many people now believe it can even cure it once it has developed

what is a alkaline diet?

There is a lot of confusion as to how to alkalise through food as a lot of food that is acidic in PH such as lemons limes and even apple cider vinegar can have a strong alkalising effect of the body. Its best to avoid food such as meats, dairy products, and white flour / sugar as these have a extremely acidic reaction on your body, instead try and focus on a diet consisting of fresh vegetables fruits nuts and soy products as they leave behind a alkalising residue in the body.

how dose this help fight cancer ?

In 1931 nobel prize winner Dr. Otto Warburg said cancer cells can not survive where there are high levels of oxygen. Alkalising your body actively increases the bodies oxygen levels. When your PH is fully alkalised the body is able to absorb up to 100 times more oxygen then with a acidic PH level.

The ideal PH level for your body to stay at is around 7.4

recent studies using test tubes have shown that cancer cells and tumours thrive in acidic surroundings but when acidity levels are dropped the cells grow much slower
it stands to reason if this takes place in a test tube the human body would be no different

best alkalising foods that can fight cancer

Its both easy and delicious to introduce fresh alkalising ingredients into your diet, here are a selection of the best available

  • Leafy vegetables such as spinach dark greens and kale

The oxygen found in these greens is particularly important as all cells in the body require a abundance of oxygen to stay healthy. Its always best to try and eat your leafy greens in a raw state as cooking can destroy some of the enzymes and nutrients that help to alkalise your body.

  • Lemons, limes, grape fruit, dried figs, apricots, dates.
  • Cucumbers, broccoli, asparagus, artichoke, cabbage, onions, radishes, peas, leeks, watercress, turnips,carrots, chives, green beans, beet root, celery, avocados, tomatoes.
  • Wheatgrass and chlorella.

Wheatgrass in particular is a must have in the world of alkalisation, its extremely rich in a compound called chlorophyll. Chlorophyll protects against various chemical carcinogens found in fungus-contaminated nuts and grains, the toxic materials created when meat has been overcooked, and carcinogens in the air that result from pollution. It does this by blocking the metabolism of chemicals known as pro-carcinogens that damage DNA. By preventing DNA from being damaged, cancer growth is inhibited and prevented.

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

  • Ginger & garlic. 
  • Seeds such as sunflower, sesame and flax.
  • Sprouts.
  • Cold pressed oils.
  • Miso.
  • Green tea.

more ways to alkalise

Its a good idea to drink a glass of water with fresh lime or lemon juice in before meals adding sodium bicarbonate can have the same results both adding to alkalise you body and counteract any bad acids in your meal

foods to avoid

There is really no way of completely removing all acidic foods from your diet. Not that you would want to anyhow. You do need to keep some level of acid in your body in order to remain healthy. But, you do want to limit your intake of acid. By eating highly acidic foods in large portions on a regular basis, you’re only tempting a fertile breeding ground for dis-ease, low energy, excess weight and other more serious conditions, and even if you think you can handle a little discomfort now and then, it will do permanent damage to the body over time. There are foods that are acidic that you really want to avoid more often than not.Sugar, meat, eggs, dairy, alcohol & coffee are all best avoided when attempting to alkalise the PH level of your body these types of food not only create a highly acidic reaction but have a whole host of other dietary risks associated with them so may be best avoided in large quantity’s

Health benefits of onions

Health benefits of onions !

Onions (allium cepa) have been widely used for thousands of years , but some of there unique health property’s are only just coming to light not only can these little bulbs add flavour to your favourite dishes but they may also hold they key to a long and fruitful life.

These amazing vegetables are literally packed full of beneficial compounds , so much so that nutritionist are now admitting that the humble onion could actually be more beneficial then most ‘super fruits’ such as acai berries , goji and graviola.This is due to high levels of a compound known as “quercetin”. Belonging to the flavonoid family of antioxidants quercetin is a anti inflammatory and has been linked to lower rates of cancer and is widely used by people suffering from arthritis due to it aiding in easy movement. Quercetin can improve prostate health in men, as well as having strong antihistamine property’s meaning it can help with people who suffer from allergy’s

high sulphur content

Onions are also rich in sulphur a compound that has long been regarded as a cancer fighting nutrient (it’s the sulphur content that is responsible for onions famous trate of making your eyes water when chopped.) its also the sulphur thats responsible for the potent antimicrobial and antibacterial property’s of the onion. Sulphur compounds also help to stop blood clotting by thinning the blood, similar to aspirin.This can help with conditions like high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke and arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries due to heavy metals)

vitamins and mineral content

Onions contain a whole host of vitamins and minerals essential to life including high levels of copper, calcium, vitamin C, vitamin A and vitamin E. As if that wasn’t enough onions may also help to ward to forms of stomach cancer due to its probiotic nature promoting healthy gut flora

so what are you waiting for get down to your green grossers and start benefiting today from these unique vegetables today.

How to set goals that will improve your health

(bobbys healthy blog)  The first thing you must consider when turning over a new leaf and heading into the world of natural health is what is it you want to achieve? Goals are important and as with many things in life if you don’t have a clear set of goals it will soon become hard to focus on what you’re trying to achieve.

Some of you may be looking to improve your health after years of fast food and ready meals, in which case some good goals would be to eat organic vegetables and shed a few stone by getting regular exercise. But for others who are already well on their way to a healthy lifestyle it can become harder to know what you need to achieve to get to where you want to be. In this article we will cover setting clear distinctive goals and look at ways to make sure you achieve them.

What is a goal?

A goal is simply the act of establishing a set of specific yet achievable tasks to help you manage yourImage time. They also offer a sense of direction and purpose as well as narrowing down choices leaving you free to concentrate on what you believe to be the most important tasks at hand.

It is very important to make sure your goals are achievable as there is nothing to gain from setting yourself impossible goals apart from stress, and that’s not going to help us on our route to being healthy.

What goals will work for me?

This is a personal question you must ask yourself, there are no right or wrong answers but the goals you set will have a direct effect on your life so it’s wise to take your time when setting them. As I mentioned earlier for people with a bad diet there are some rather obvious goals, as with people suffering with specific health conditions. But what if you’re a healthy person with a great diet and plenty of exercise? Well this is where you need to think about things from a more in-depth perspective. Perhaps you want to make the leap from a vegetarian to full vegan diet? Maybe you would like to be able to push yourself further in your favourite sport, or just make sure you’re going to be around long enough to see your grandkids through university? What ever your goal is you will need to break it down into smaller achievable steps.

For example, if you wanted to compete in next years London marathon there are a number of small goals you would want to set which will then lead you to achieve your main ambition.

1st, jog two miles every evening for a month after which increase distance by 1 mile a month

2nd, work out an organic diet that includes all the food needed to help with endurance

3rd, join the local gym and make sure you visit at least three times a week for a full work out

4th, if you’re doing the marathon in support of a charity set your self a goal of gaining sponsorship from at least 5 people a week.

ImageAfter setting your goals in place you now have a clear set of objectives that will not only help you make the most of your time but also keep you on track giving you the piece of mind that when the time comes you will have done everything in your power to make sure you’re ready for the challenge.

Achieving your goals

We all know how easy it is to start a project with good intentions only to realize later down the line that you got distracted by other events and you’re once important project got set aside.

I have found that one of the best ways to avoid this is by telling people about your goals.

What you will find is that by telling your friends and family they will start to ask you about your achievements not only will this remind you of your goals on a regular basis but you will actually feel a sense of guilt if you have to admit that since last time you spoke with them you have done very little in the way of keeping up with your agenda.

Another great way to keep your goals fresh in your mind is to print of a list using a big bold font and stick them up around your home. Once a week rewrite your list making any small changes or additional goals, this will help to keep your list relevant over long periods of time.

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How long should it take me?

Setting timeframes for health goals is highly dependent on your starting point, but some general indications are:

  • Allow yourself 1 week per kg of weight you want to lose.
  • Allow yourself 3 months to get in to peak physical fitness.
  • Allow yourself at least 6 weeks to quit a habit like smoking, and maybe even longer for alcohol and drug dependency.

It may take up to 12 months to start ‘feeling’ healthy and energetic or overcome some other particular health ailments, again depending on your starting point.

GMO crops destroying tractor tires in record time

ImageThanks to GMO crops, the average life span of a tractor tire is now only one year (some times less.) 

Before the rise in genetically modified produce a farmer could expect six or seven years of life from a new set of tires , now though many are resorting to buying tires made from Kevlar ‘the same material used in the manufacturing of bullet proof vests’ in a attempt to protect there vehicles from the spear like stalks

As if mutant insects, super weeds, decreased biosphere microorganism population, and direct organ stress weren’t enough, now Monsanto’s GMO crops can be easily utilized as a sharp and deadly weapon.