Pass this on to anyone who likes sitting out in the evening or when they're having a cook out. So you don't like those pesky mosquitoes, especially now that they have the potential to carry the West Nile Virus?
Here's a tip that was given at a recent gardening forum. Put some water
in a white dinner plate and add a couple drops of Lemon Fresh Joy dish
detergent. Set the dish on your porch, patio, or other outdoor area. Not
sure what attracts them, the lemon smell, the white plate color, or
what, but mosquitoes flock to it, and drop dead shortly after drinking
the Lemon Fresh Joy/water mixture, and usually within about 10 feet
of the plate.
Check this out---it works just super! May seem trivial, but it may help
control mosquitoes around your home, where the West Nilee virus is
reaching epidemic proportions in mosquitoes, birds, and humans.
DHEA helps women with adrenal problems
DHEA, a steroid hormone that has been hyped as a miracle drug to prevent aging, can help women with adrenal insufficiency increase their sex drive, according to a new study in the New England Journal of Medicine. The study by several German hospitals found that DHEA, or dehydroepiandroster one, improves the well- being and sexuality of women with adrenal insufficiencies. It is not clear whether DHEA offers similar benefits for men. Dr. Wiebke Arlt, lead author of the study and an endocrinologist at Medical University Hospital in Wuerzburg, Germany, writes, "Our findings suggest that DHEA should become part of the hormone-replacement regimen in women with adrenal insufficiency." The group gave 50 milligrams of DHEA and a placebo to 24 women. They found that those taking DHEA showed a significant increase in their sexual interest, and satisfaction with their sexuality. The adrenal glands, located above the kidneys, produce hormones, including DHEA. Its method of action is still unclear.
Rare form of breast cancer
Page's disease is a rare form of breast cancer, and is on the outside of the breast, on the nipple and areola , it appears as a rash which later became a lesion with a crusty outer edge. No one would have ever suspected it to be breast cancer but it was. The nipple never look any different, but the rash can bother.
Sometimes it itched and is sore but other than that it didn't really bothering, it is just ugly and a nuisance, and did not clear it up with all the creams been given by doctor and dermatologist. You have to go to the doctor!
What are the symptoms?
Page's started out as a single red pimple on the areola. One of the biggest problems with Paget's disease of the nipple is that the symptoms appear to be harmless. It is frequently thought to be a skin inflammation or infections, leading to unfortunate delays in detection and care.
The symptoms include:
1. A persistent redness, oozing, and crusting of your nipple causing it to itch and burn. (As I stated mine did not itch much or burn, and no oozing I was aware of, but it did have a crust along outer edge on one side.)
2. A sore on your nipple that will not heal. (Mine was on the areola area with a white thick looking area in center of nipple)
3. Usually only one nipple is affected.
How is it diagnosed? Your doctor will do a physical exam, and should suggest having a mammogram of both breasts done immediately.
Even though the redness, oozing and crusting closely resemble dermatitis (inflammation of the skin), your doctor should suspect cancer if the sore is only on one breast. Your doctor should order a biopsy of your sore to confirm what is going on. They will take a sample of your breast tissue in that area to test for cancer. If the cancer is only in the nipple and not in the breast, your doctor may recommend just removing the nipple and surrounding tissue or suggest radiation treatments. Had my doctor caught mine right away, instead of flaking it off as dermatitis perhaps they could of saved my breast and it wouldn't have gone to my lymph nodes.
This message should be taken seriously and passed on to as many of your friends as possible, it could save someone's life. Page's breast cancer has spread and metastasized to her bones, this after receiving mega doses of chemotherapy, 28 treatments of radiation and taking tamaxofin. If this had been diagnosed in the beginning as breast cancer and treated right away perhaps it would not have spread ....
Page did try to spread the word through Rosie O'Donnell show on breast cancer awareness but it failed trigger importance enough to announce on her show last year. This is sad as woman are not aware of Paget's disease.If by passing this around on the e-mail we can make others aware of it and it's potential danger we are helping women everywhere.
Common enzyme deficiency may jeopardize pregnancies.
A hereditary enzyme deficiency increases the incidence of fetal death and birth defects in mice, a discovery that may have implications for the over 400 million people around the world who have the condition. A study published in the January issue of The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Journal found the first evidence that the enzyme, glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD), is critical to the healthy development of embryos. Without G6PD, embryonic cells are susceptible to damage caused by reactive oxygen species -- or free radicals -- that occur as a result of normal development or the introduction of certain drugs and environmental chemicals during pregnancy. In people without the deficiency, G6PD is an antioxidant enzyme that protects cells from the harmful effects of these normal and drug-
enhanced oxidative stresses. The researchers studied mutant mice treated with a drug known to create oxidative stress called phenytoin, the most common anti-epileptic drug in North America. Phenytoin's oxidant effect is comparable to that of many other drugs and chemicals in the environment. Study co-author Peter Wells of the University of Toronto's Faculty of Pharmacy says, "When we exposed them to a drug that produces reactive oxygen species, the embryonic death rates and incidence of birth defects in the surviving fetuses went through the roof, although the mothers remained healthy. The next question is, will we find the same results in humans?"
Determining how aging affects brain chemistry.
How does aging affect the brain? Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory, the State University of New York at Stony Brook and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have found chemical changes in the brain that may underlie the cognitive deterioration associated with aging. The results of their experiment will be reported in the January 2000 issue of The American Journal of Psychiatry. "In this study, we have shown that age-related loss of dopamine, the brain chemical associated with pleasure and reward, slows metabolism in regions of the brain that are related to cognition. This finding may be helpful in developing interventions for age-related cognitive decline," said Dr. Nora Volkow, Brookhaven's Associate Director for Life Sciences and the lead author of the study. The researchers found that age is associated with a significant decline in dopamine D2 receptors - molecules that transmit signals that are associated with pleasure and reward in the brain. Approximately six percent of these receptors are lost with each decade of age, from 20 to 80 years. In the current investigation, for the first time, researchers discovered that when dopamine D2 receptors decreased, so did regional glucose metabolism in areas of the brain that are related to cognition.
TOBACCO still a major problem among U.S.teens and around the globe.
Smoking is on the increase among U.S. teens and smoking-related deaths around the globe are expected to triple in the coming century, the American Heart Association says. "Anyone
who sees these statistics should be very concerned," says American Heart Association President
Dr. Lynn Smaha, referring to data included in the 2000 Heart and Stroke Statistical
Update, an annual report. An estimated 430,700 Americans die each year from smoking-related illnesses. The World Health Organization reports that global mortality from tobacco use
is projected to rise from 3 million deaths per year in 1990 to 10 million a year by 2025. Of particular concern is the rise in cigarette smoking among teenagers. An estimated 4.1 million U.S. adolescents ages 12 to 17 are smokers. During 1988-1996, there was a 30 percent increase in the number of
U.S. teens ages 12 to 17 who took up the smoking habit. The number of these teenagers smoking on a daily basis increased by 50 percent. "That means that each day more than 6,000 young
people try a cigarette for the first time and more than 3,000 become daily smokers," Smaha says.
"If those trends continue, about 5 million of these teenagers will eventually die from a
CALCIUM not the only key to bone health in older women: Our understanding of the influence of nutrition on bone health has focused on studies of the role of calcium, but new research published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition points
to other minerals and vitamins that may be important in the prevention of osteoporosis. In a study of a group of middle-aged women, researchers at the University of Surrey, UK identified several key micronutrients commonly found in fruits and vegetables which make a significant contribution to bone
health. Women who had high current and previous consumption of zinc, magnesium, potassium, fiber and vitamin C had greater bone mineral density once they had reached middle age. In a
study of 62 healthy Scottish women, researchers found that those who reported the highest consumption of foods containing zinc, magnesium, potassium, fiber and vitamin C were the most
likely to have higher bone mineral density, as well as less evidence of bone loss (as measured in the blood and urine). Also, moderate alcohol intake appeared to have a positive effect on bone health. These findings point to a an important role for fruits and vegetables in the diet in the prevention
of osteoporosis, since these foods are primary sources of the micronutrients that assist in maintaining healthy bones. The best overall sources of zinc, magnesium and potassium in the
average diet include baked potato with skin, green peas, bananas, enriched cereal, and beef.
Cancer update from John Hopkins U
AFTER YEARS OF TELLING PEOPLE CHEMOTHERAPY IS THE ONLY WAY TO TRY (TRY THE KEY WORD) AND ELIMINATE CANCER, JOHNS HOPKINS IS FINALLY STARTING TO TELL YOU THERE IS AN ALTERNATIVE WAY .
1. Every person has cancer cells in the body. These cancer cells do not show up in the standard tests until they have multiplied to a few billion. When doctors tell cancer patients that there are no more cancer cells in their bodies after treatment, it just means the tests are unable to detect the cancer cells because they have not reached the detectable size.
2. Cancer cells occur between 6 to more than 10 times in a person's lifetime.
3. When the person's immune system is strong the cancer cells will be destroyed and prevented from multiplying and forming tumors.
4. When a person has cancer it indicates the person has multiple nutritional deficiencies. These could be due to genetic, environmental, food and lifestyle factors.
5. To overcome the multiple nutritional deficiencies, changing diet and including supplements will strengthen the immune system.
6. Chemotherapy involves poisoning the rapidly-growing cancer cells and also destroys rapidly-growing healthy cells in the bone marrow, gastro-intestinal tract etc, and can cause organ damage, like liver, kidneys, heart, lungs etc.
7. Radiation while destroying cancer cells also burns, scars and damages healthy cells, tissues and organs.
8. Initial treatment with chemotherapy and radiation will often reduce tumor size. However prolonged use of chemotherapy and radiation do not result in more tumor destruction.
9 When the body has too much toxic burden from chemotherapy and radiation the immune system is either compromised or destroyed, hence the person can succumb to various kinds of infections and complications.
10. Chemotherapy and radiation can cause cancer cells to mutate and become resistant and difficult to destroy. Surgery can also cause cancer cells to spread to other sites.
11. An effective way to battle cancer is to starve the cancer cells by not feeding it with the foods it needs to multiply.
CANCER CELLS FEED ON:
a. Sugar is a cancer-feeder. By cutting off sugar it cuts off one important food supply to the cancer cells. Sugar substitutes like NutraSweet, Equal,Spoonful, etc are made with Aspartame and it is harmful. A better natural substitute would be Manuka honey or molasses but only in very small amounts. Table salt has a chemical added to make it white in color. Better alternative is Bragg's aminos or sea salt.
b. Milk causes the body to produce mucus, especially in the gastro-intestinal tract. Cancer feeds on mucus. By cutting off milk and substituting with unsweetened soya milk cancer cells are being starved.
c. Cancer cells thrive in an acid environment. A meat-based diet is acidic and it is best to eat fish, and a little chicken rather than beef or pork. Meat also contains livestock antibiotics, growth hormones and parasites, which are all harmful, especially to people with cancer.
d. A diet made of 80% fresh vegetables and juice, whole grains,seeds, nuts and a little fruits help put the body into an alkaline environment. About 20% can be from cooked food including beans. Fresh vegetable juices provide live enzymes that are easily absorbed and reach down to cellular levels within 15 minutes to nourish and enhance growth of healthy cells. To obtain live enzymes for building healthy cells try and drink fresh vegetable juice (most vegetables including bean sprouts)and eat some raw vegetables 2 or 3 times a day. Enzy mes are destroyed at temperatures of 104 degrees F (40 degrees C).
e. Avoid coffee, tea, and chocolate, which have high caffeine. Green tea is a better alternative and has cancer-fight ing properties. Water-best to drink purified water, or filtered, to avoid known toxins and heavy metals in tap water. Distilled water is acidic, avoid it.
12. Meat protein is difficult to digest and requires a lot of digestive enzymes. Undigested meat remaining in the intestines become putrified and leads to more toxic buildup.
13. Cancer cell walls have a tough protein covering. By refraining from or eating less meat it frees more enzymes to attack the protein walls of cancer cells and allows the body's killer cells to destroy the cancer cells.
14. Some supplements build up the immune system (IP6, Flor-ssence,Essiac, anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals, EFAs etc.) to enable the body's own killer cells to destroy cancer cells. Other supplements like vitamin E are known to cause apoptosis, or programmed cell death, the body's normal method of disposing of damaged, unwanted, or unneeded cells.
15. Cancer is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit. A proactive and positive spirit will help the cancer warrior be a survivor. Anger, unforgiveness and bitterness put the body into a stressful and acidic environment. Learn to have a loving and forgiving spirit. Learn to relax and enjoy life.
16. Cancer cells cannot thrive in an oxygenated environment. Exercising daily, and deep breathing help to get more oxygen down to the cellular level. Oxygen therapy is another means employed to destroy cancer cells.
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CANCER UPDATE FROM JOHN HOPKINS HOSPITAL - PLEASE READ
1. No plastic containers in micro.
2. No water bottles in freezer.
3. No plastic wrap in microwave.
Johns Hopkins has recently sent this out in its newsletters. This information is being circulated at Walter Reed Army Medical Center as well.
Dioxin chemicals causes cancer, especially breast cancer.
Dioxins are highly poisonous to the cells of our bodies.
Don't freeze your plastic bottles with water in them as this releases dioxins from the plastic.
Recently, Dr. Edward Fujimoto, Wellness Program Manager at Castle Hospital , was on a TV program to explain this health hazard. He talked about dioxins and how bad they are for us. He said that we should not be heating our food in the microwave using plastic containers.
This especially applies to foods that contain fat. He said that the combination of fat, high heat, and plastics releas es dioxin into the food and ultimately into the cells of the body. Instead, he recommends using glass, such as Corning Ware, Pyrex or ceramic containers for heating food. You get the same results, only without the dioxin. So such things as TV dinners, instant ramen and soups, etc., should be removed from the container and heated in something else.
Paper isn't bad but you don't know what is in the paper. It's just safer to use tempered glass, Corning Ware, etc. He reminded us that a while ago some of the fast food restaurants moved away from the foam containers to paper. The dioxin problem is one of the reasons.
Also, he pointed out that plastic wrap, such as Saran, is just as dangerous when placed over foods to be cooked in the microwave. As the food is nuked, the high heat causes poisonous toxins to actually melt out of the plastic wrap and drip into the food. Cover food with a paper towel instead.
We all think eating fruits means just buying fruits, cutting it and just popping it into our mouths. It's not so easy as you think. It's important to know how and when to eat.
What is the correct way of eating fruits?
* IT MEANS NOT EATING FRUITS AFTER YOUR MEALS!
* FRUITS SHOULD BE EATEN ON AN EMPTY STOMACH.
If you eat fruit like that, it will play a major role to detoxify your system, supplying you with a great deal of energy for weight loss and other life activities.
FRUIT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT FOOD.
Let's say you eat two slices of bread and then a slice of fruit. The slice of fruit is ready to go straight through the stomach into the intestines, but it is prevented from doing so.
In the meantime the whole meal rots and ferments and turns to acid. The
minute the fruit comes into contact with the food in the stomach and
digestive juices, the entire mass of food begins to spoil.
So please eat your fruits on an empty stomach or before your meals! You have heard people complaining - every time I eat water-melon I burp, when I eat durian my stomach bloats up, when I eat banana I feel like running to the toilet, etc. - actually all this will not arise if you eat the fruit on an empty stomach. The fruit mixes with other putrefying food will produces gas and hence you will bloat!
Graying hair, balding, nervous outburst, and dark circles under the eyes
all these will not happen if you take fruits on an empty stomach.
There is no such thing as some fruits like orange and lemon are acidic
because all fruits become alkaline in our body, according to Dr. Herbert
Shelton who did a research on this matter.
If you have mastered the correct way of eating fruits, you have the
secret of beauty, longevity, health, energy, happiness and normal weight.
When you need to drink fruit juice - drink only fresh fruit juice, NOT
from the cans. Don't even drink juice that has been heated up. Don't
eat cooked fruits because you don't get the nutrients at all. You only
get to taste. Cooking destroys all the vitamins.
But eating a whole fruit is better than drinking the juice. If you
should drink the juice, drink it mouthful by mouthful slowly, because
you must let it mix with your saliva before swallowing it.
You can go on a 3-day fruit fast to cleanse your body. Just eat fruits
and drink fruit juice throughout the 3 days and you will be surprised
when your friends tell you how radiant you look!
KIWI: Tiny but mighty.
This is a good source of potassium, magnesium, Vitamin E & fiber. Its
Vitamin C content is twice that of an orange.
APPLE: An apple a day keeps the doctor away?
Although an apple has a low Vitamin C content, it has antioxidants and
flavonoids which enhances the activity of Vitamin C thereby helping to
lower the risks of colon cancer, heart attack & stroke.
STRAWBERRY: Protective Fruit.
Strawberries have the highest total antioxidant power among major fruits
& protect the body from cancer-causing, blood vessels-clogging free
ORANGE : Sweetest medicine.
Taking 2 - 4 oranges a day may help keep colds away, lower cholesterol,
prevent & dissolve kidney stones as well as lessens the risk of colon
WATERMELON: Coolest. Thirst Quencher. Composed of 92% water, it is
also packed with a giant dose of L-glutathione, which helps boost our
immune system. They are also a key source of lycopene - the cancer
fighting anti-oxidant. Other nutrients found in watermelon are Vitamin
C & Potassium.
GUAVA & PAPAYA : Top awards for Vitamin C.
They are the clear winners for their high Vitamin C content. Guava is
also rich in fiber, which helps prevent constipation. Papaya is rich in
carotene; this is good for your eyes. Want to keep the wrinkles away?
Eat one papaya every day.
Drinking Cold Water After Meal = Cancer!
Can U believe this??
For those who like to drink cold water, this article is applicable to
you. It is nice to have a cup of cold drink after a meal. However, the
cold water will solidify the oily stuff that you have just consumed. It
will slow down the digestion. Once this 'sludge' reacts with the acid,
it will break down and be absorbed by the intestine faster than the
solid food. It will line the intestine. Very soon, this will turn into
fats and lead to cancer. It is best to drink hot soup or warm water
after a meal.