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“South Beach Diet” guru issues “wake-up call”

Lisa Says: I saw this on CBS News and it was such common sense info, I had to post. Enjoy the video.

October 19, 2011 11:05 AM  “South Beach Diet” guru issues “wake-up call”

(CBS News) The South Beach Diet changed the way we lose weight. The original South Beach Diet was developed in 1995 [...]

Lisa Says: I saw this on CBS News and it was such common sense info, I had to post. Enjoy the video.

October 19, 2011 11:05 AM  “South Beach Diet” guru issues “wake-up call”

(CBS News) The South Beach Diet changed the way we lose weight. The original South Beach Diet was developed in 1995 by a cardiologist to help his cardiac and diabetic patients lose weight. The diet program replaced bad fats with healthy fats like nuts and oils and bad carbs with good carbs like those from vegetables, whole grains, and fruit.

But now  Dr. Arthur Agatston, who created that diet, says Americans are still gaining weight and getting sick from it. In his new book, “The South Beach Wake-Up Call,” Agatston issues a wake-up call and reveals his new strategy to turn your health around.   (Click here for video) Continue reading »

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How words have the power to heal

Lisa Says:  Here’s a CNN article on powerful research on how the body responds physically to spoken words (healing or harmful) and how to use activities such as journaling to improve your health.
How words have the power to heal  By Amanda Enayati, Special to CNN     June 29, 2011
Editor’s note: Freelance writer and breast cancer survivor [...]

Lisa Says:  Here’s a CNN article on powerful research on how the body responds physically to spoken words (healing or harmful) and how to use activities such as journaling to improve your health.

How words have the power to heal  By Amanda Enayati, Special to CNN     June 29, 2011

Editor’s note: Freelance writer and breast cancer survivor Amanda Enayati contributes regularly to CNNHealth.com.

(CNN) — The first thing I did after receiving what is surely one of the top two or three most terrifying medical diagnoses was pick up the telephone to call my husband to tell him to come home, and my brother to ask him to call my parents, because I couldn’t bear their grief as well as my own.

The second thing I did was open a document in Word and name it: The Second Half of My Life.

Putting negative experiences into words seems to have positive physical and psychological effects..And these are the words I wrote in those first few minutes:

You probably wouldn’t believe my life. In a certain light it would read like an encyclopedia of tragedy: revolution, disease, isolation, dysfunction, terrorism, failure and withdrawal. Before you check out, let me also tell you that if you were to meet me, you may think a sunnier person never lived. Continue reading »

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Family Kitchen: Grilling to reduce carcinogens

Lisa Says: We love to grill and these are great tips to make it even healthier based on a UCLA grilled-burger study published in the American Journal for Clinical Nutrition last May.   Enjoy the article.
Family Kitchen: Grilling to reduce carcinogens

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Lisa Says: We love to grill and these are great tips to make it even healthier based on a UCLA grilled-burger study published in the American Journal for Clinical Nutrition last May.   Enjoy the article.

Family Kitchen: Grilling to reduce carcinogens

By by Kim O’Donnel, USA TODAY        Updated 05/24/2011 7:44 PM

 

Like a lot of other American dudes (and I apologize for generalizing, but grilling is by and large a dude thing), he’s setting his sights on the upcoming holiday weekend and a summer of flame wrestling.  Meanwhile, I plot how to make our summer grilling expeditions a tad more healthful. My guy is one open-minded eater who’s eating more plants and whole grains these days, but when he dons that grilling hat, it’s all about the meat, baby.

 

But here’s the thing about grilling meat that we’ve known for a number of years and conveniently ignore when we’re romancing our grates: It makes chemicals that cause cancer. In a nutshell, high heat applied to animal protein makes carcinogens called Heterocyclic amines (HCAs). Add meat drippings to the mix, which create smoke, and you get a mess of polcyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs).

For advice on scaring away the nasties, I turned to my friend Wendy Bazilian, a Southern California-based dietitian, author and all-around nutrition smartypants. She had one word for me: polyphenols. Translation: These are the disease-fighting antioxidants found in fruit, vegetables, tea, wine, soybeans and, intriguingly, herbs and spices.  Continue reading »
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Never Feed Your Child Using This Because You Want Them to be Healthy

Lisa Says:  Good points to consider in this article from Dr. Mercola with data from such as the CDC and Environmental Working Group on how our environment can significantly impact infant health.  Plastic bottles? Formula? Microwaves? Rice Cereal?  Common to our lifestyles now yet at what cost?  How is this impacting skyrocketing food allergies?  Autism? Childhood [...]

Lisa Says:  Good points to consider in this article from Dr. Mercola with data from such as the CDC and Environmental Working Group on how our environment can significantly impact infant health.  Plastic bottles? Formula? Microwaves? Rice Cereal?  Common to our lifestyles now yet at what cost?  How is this impacting skyrocketing food allergies?  Autism? Childhood obesity?    Of course, there is also data claiming there aren’t health concerns with some of these issues, so you need to make your own decision.  After Rex’s cancer diagnosis, we studied a lot of data and decided, “What harm is there in playing it safe and using BPA free plastics and NOT using the microwave?  None.”   But there’s no reason to throw the baby out with the bath water (pardon the pun). So we started gradual changes, and if that’s your decision, just start small if you wish.  It’s easier than you think and if you ever have questions, feel free to reach us at Rex@HungerForHealth.com.  Enjoy the article!

Never Feed Your Child Using This Because You Want Them to be Healthy

Posted By Dr. Mercola | June 10 2011

Microwaveable Baby FoodWith escalating rates of childhood illness these days, it is more important than ever to be careful about what you feed your child, from day one. Babies are already born at considerable risk due to the toxic load of their mothers. Some of this is from exposure to plastics and the contaminants present therein, such as BPA (Bisphenol A). The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has detected BPA in the urine of 95 percent of people tested.

And now there’s evidence these toxins are being spread to babies even BEFORE they’re born.

In 2009, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) found an average of 287 toxins, including BPA, mercury, fire retardants, and pesticides, in the umbilical cord blood of American infants. If your baby is exposed to numerous toxic compounds in utero, it lengthens the period of exposure to carcinogens, thereby making your child more susceptible to cancer and other diseases later in life.

This underscores the importance of minimizing your child’s risk for exposure to toxic compounds in the foods you feed him.  Continue reading »

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Improve Health and reduce cancer risk with an indoor plant?

Lisa Says:  Here’s a great link to info on 10 easy houseplants shown to filter out indoor toxins. How much simpler can it be? Great idea. Enjoy the article.
10 Fabulous Houseplants that Work as Living Air Purifiers
Written by Alka Sharma
Often people do not understand why they feel sick on a regular basis and why [...]

Lisa Says:  Here’s a great link to info on 10 easy houseplants shown to filter out indoor toxins. How much simpler can it be? Great idea. Enjoy the article.

10 Fabulous Houseplants that Work as Living Air Purifiers

Written by Alka Sharma

Often people do not understand why they feel sick on a regular basis and why we develop symptoms that worsen over time. We hardly know that inside our house, various toxins are present at any time: toluene, xylene, ethyl acetate, methylene, acetone and chloroform, none of which are healthy.

Among other toxins present, three are of major concern: benzene, trichloroethylene and formaldehyde, which could lead to serious health problems like asthma, cancer and various allergies.

In recent years, scientists at NASA and the Associated Landscape Contractors of America (ALCA) have discovered that there are various houseplants that keep our household air clean and pure and balance indoor humidity. Not only do these plants absorb pollutants, they also scrub harmful gases out of the air and help fight pollution. How incredible! Click here for more.

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Is Preventive Medicine Actually Overtreatment?

Rex Says:  Something to ponder with this from NPR.  “In Overdiagnosed: Making People Sick in the Pursuit of Health, Dr. H. Gilbert Welch argues that modern medicine is looking too closely for disease, and that unnecessary screenings, MRIs and CT scans turn healthy people into diseased patients, by revealing often harmless abnormalities.”
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Rex Says:  Something to ponder with this from NPR.  “In Overdiagnosed: Making People Sick in the Pursuit of Health, Dr. H. Gilbert Welch argues that modern medicine is looking too closely for disease, and that unnecessary screenings, MRIs and CT scans turn healthy people into diseased patients, by revealing often harmless abnormalities.”

February 11, 2011 from NPR.   Check it out.

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The Crunchy Snack that Fights Cancer

Lisa Says:  As this article says, “Are you afraid that trying to eat healthily will drain your wallet? Not to worry — some of the healthiest foods in the world are actually very, very cheap.”  Be informed !
The Crunchy Snack that Fights Cancer
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Lisa Says:  As this article says, “Are you afraid that trying to eat healthily will drain your wallet? Not to worry — some of the healthiest foods in the world are actually very, very cheap.”  Be informed !

The Crunchy Snack that Fights Cancer

Posted By Dr. Mercola | January 31 2011

Are you afraid that trying to eat healthily will drain your wallet? Not to worry — some of the healthiest foods in the world are actually very, very cheap. Planet Green lists a number of foods that are great for your body but won’t break the budget:

Kale

It’s loaded with vitamin C, vitamin B, and calcium, and costs just over a dollar a bunch.

Broccoli and Cabbage

These low-cost cruciferous vegetables neutralize toxins in your liver. (click here for the article)

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Energy Robbers (Chronic Fatigue? Cancer? Heart Disease?)

Rex Says:  I caught a bit of the interview of Dr. A. W. Martin on the nationally syndicated DailyBuzz this morning and he was discussing many of the issues we’ve posted about like how most chronic diseases are caused by an imbalance in body chemistry, or pH (like a swimming pool).  Here’s the info from [...]

Rex Says:  I caught a bit of the interview of Dr. A. W. Martin on the nationally syndicated DailyBuzz this morning and he was discussing many of the issues we’ve posted about like how most chronic diseases are caused by an imbalance in body chemistry, or pH (like a swimming pool).  Here’s the info from the show:

Energy Robbers with Sleep Doctor Anthony Martin:
Are you worried about your lack of energy? One of the most frequently asked questions of Dr. Martin is “I am tired all of the time and my doctor says everything is okay? Is everything okay?”
Dr. Martin, Canada’s #1 nutritional specialist states in his new book “Energy Robbers and the Fatigue Cure” that “Everything is not OK!” “My research has demonstrated that fatigue is the body’s early warning burglar alarm system screaming that you are heading towards disaster.”

“It takes 5 years at least for a cancer tumor to grow to the size of a tip of a ball point pen. Cardiovascular disease takes at least 10 years for dangerous plaque to form in the arteries.”

Until Dr. Martin’s latest discovery, America’s two biggest killers, cancer and cardiovascular disease were silent disorders that crept up on you with no symptoms and no warning. UNTIL NOW! This definitively could be the most important preventative discovery in medicine in the last 50 years. Dr. Martin has demonstrated that fatigue leads to several changes in the human body, including dangerous elevated levels of inflammation, an acidic pH and an increase in free radicals causing extensive cellular damage. Reading this book could save your life!
Dr. Martin is a leading researcher on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, and Environmental Toxins. He has been interviewed on many major T.V and radio shows including Canada AM. and NPR (National Public Radio). He is a regular guest on CNBC’s “Let’s Shop with Cheryll Gillespie” and he hosts his own weekly radio show “The Doctor Is In” heard in Ontario, Canada.
www.martinclinic.com

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Vitamin D health warning for the children who shun the sun

Lisa Says: Reports show Vitamin D deficiency has become an epidemic linked to mulitple medical issues such as cancer, diabetes, kidney and liver disorders, bone disorders, immune system issues and even influenza.  Here is info from a study so alarming that “Cancer Research UK is considering changing it guidelines concerning sun exposure because of the problem. Instead [...]

Lisa Says: Reports show Vitamin D deficiency has become an epidemic linked to mulitple medical issues such as cancer, diabetes, kidney and liver disorders, bone disorders, immune system issues and even influenza.  Here is info from a study so alarming that “Cancer Research UK is considering changing it guidelines concerning sun exposure because of the problem. Instead of advising people to stay out the midday sun completely, it may suggest that a few minutes exposure could be healthy.”     Enjoy the article.

Vitamin D health warning for the children who shun the sun

Telegraph.co.uk by Richard Alleyne, Science Correspondent  Published: 5:32PM BST 10 Sep 2010

Paranoia about sun exposure and indoor lifestyles are causing life-threatening health problems for children due to vitamin D deficiency, a new study claims.

Casualty departments are dealing with dozens of emergency cases where infants are having seizures as a direct result of not getting enough vitamin D, which is essential for healthy teeth and bones.  In one case, a baby suffered brain damage after a fit.

The study said the extreme cases are part of an escalating problem of a deficiency of the vitamin, which the body makes when exposed to sunlight. Continue reading »

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EWG’s Cancer Prevention Tips

Rex Says: In my journey from cancer to health, ‘cutting out the chemicals’ was key.  I have previously posted on the recent findings of the President’s Cancer Panel.  This article with 9 easy cancer prevention tips from the EWG (Environmental Working Group)  is based on research by both groups. These are simple to do, so why [...]

Rex Says: In my journey from cancer to health, ‘cutting out the chemicals’ was key.  I have previously posted on the recent findings of the President’s Cancer Panel.  This article with 9 easy cancer prevention tips from the EWG (Environmental Working Group)  is based on research by both groups. These are simple to do, so why wouldn’t you?

EWG’s Cancer Prevention Tips

According to a new report from the President’s Cancer Panel, environmental toxins play a significant and under-recognized role in cancer, causing “grievous harm” to untold numbers of people. EWG’s own research has found that children are born “pre-polluted” with nearly 300 industrial chemicals, pesticides and contaminants that have been found to cause cancer in lab studies or in people.

Four of every 10 Americans will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes, and two of every 10 will die from it. Beyond talking to your doctor about lifestyle changes that are known to make a difference — stopping smoking, reducing drinking, losing weight, exercising and eating right — there are things you can do to reduce your risk. Continue reading »

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