“14 ways to reduce breast cancer risk” Complementary Medicine Assoc.

  1. Radically reduce your intake of sugar/fructose and processed foods.
  2. Optimize your vitamin D3 level.
  3. Make intermittent fasting part of your lifestyle.
  4. Maintain a healthy body weight.
  5. Exercise at least 3 times per week.
  6. Get plenty of high-quality animal-based omega-3 fats, such as those from krill oil. Omega-3 deficiency is a common underlying factor for cancer.
  7. Drink a pint to a quart of organic green vegetable juice daily. Avoid drinking alcohol, or limit your drinks to one a day for women.
  8. Get proper sleep.
  9. Eat organic when possible, Follow a Mediterranean diet
  10. If you have children breastfeed exclusively for up to six months. Research shows this will reduce your breast cancer risk.
  11. Avoid excessive iron levels.
  12. Eat flax seeds. The phyto-estrogens protects against breast cancer more effectively than any other food we know of, but may also shrink breast tumors. Lilian Thompson’s research at the University of Toronto shows that flax seeds and estrogen-positive tumors shrank in every woman given flax seeds for three weeks.
  13. Reduce your physical and emotion stress. How stressed are you? -take the free quiz.
  14. Stay well hydrated.

Mediterranean diet  is  “abundant in plant foods, fresh fruit as the typical daily dessert, olive oil as the principal source of fat, dairy products (principally cheese and yogurt), and fish and poultry consumed in low to moderate amounts, zero to four eggs consumed weekly, red meat consumed in low amounts, and wine consumed in low to moderate amounts”. Total fat in this diet is 25% to 35% of calories, with saturated fat at 8% or less of calories.

Reference: mercola.com

 

Bye Bye grey hair

Getting rid of that gray hair without toxic dyes…Researchers in the the FASEB Journal have found that hair grays because of oxidative stressdue to the huge accumulation of hydrogen peroxide in the hair follicles. This causes bleaching from the inside out. So a new treatment using topical UVB-activated compound called PC-KUS (a modified pseudocatalase). For more information: 
In the future, sudden loss of the inherited skin and localized hair color won’t have the same devastating affects on the health of so many.

“Master gene for heart, blood n skeletal muscle”

New research out of the Lillehei Heart Institute at the University of Minnesota shows that by turning on just a single gene, Mesp1, different cell types including the heart, blood and muscle can be created from stem cells. The study was published today in the journal Cell Stem Cell. “Previous research indicated that this gene was the “master regulator” for development of the heart, and that its activity prevented the differentiation of other cell types,” said Michael Kyba, Ph.D., associate professor in the University of Minnesota Medical School Department of Pediatrics and a Lillehei endowed scholar. “Our work reveals that this gene acts differently, and that it plays a role in the development of blood and skeletal muscle as well. The outcome depends on the chemical signals that cells expressing this factor sense in their environment.” more info

The rosary – yoga what’s the link?

Rhythmic prayer, such as saying the rosary, seems to affect the heart rate
in the same way as doing yoga.
Research on the health benefits of prayer has shown decidedly mixed
results. When individuals pray in a ritualistic or rhythmic way, such as
saying the rosary or repeating a mantra, they can lower their heart rate.
In fact, one study showed that the cardiovascular effects of rhythmic
prayer are similar to that of doing yoga. Studies on the effects of
intercessory prayer — that is, prayer for other people — show less
optimistic results. One study even showed that people who received
intercessory prayer from other people were more likely to suffer
post-surgery complications.

http://www.wisegeek.com/what-are-the-health-benefits-of-prayer.htm?m

“Behind our wounds”

What is a wound?
A wound is an emotional and  or a physical imbalance that is transmitted from generation to generation.
How do you know if you are carrying such wounds? There are often physical and emotional clues to their existence.. An example would be Hearing a young person say I am afraid of having a heart attack in my 40s, because my dad had one at 45 out of the blue and died.
Or My family has always not trusted those___kind of people because his brothers killed my grandfather.

“To interrupt the transmission of wounds from generation to generation
precisely because their persistence is so disruptive” to our
health “and because the problem of passing on intergenerational
trauma is so often overlooked.”
Do read James O’Dea’s book “Cultivating Peace” if you are serious about helping heal yourself and the planet.
Thank you James for laying out so clearly the steps to help our world heal from the inside out.

“High School Varsity Letters for more than just athletics”

Awarded a “Varsity Letter” in high school is a big deal. Now a forward thinking administrators od Snohomish High Schools in Snohomish County and the United Way are rewarding excellence. Letter men and women earn their Letters for many achievements.

Teens in the Everett district’s high schools have a chance to earn a letter for helping others. Athletes are encouraged to volunteer in the community. Promoting the idea that school isn’t simply about grades and and sports.

A great way to inspire teens to be involved in their community, improve their self worth and emotional health by helping others.

A Varsity Letter now is given for Community Service if student has completed at least 145 hours of volunteer work per year. Those hours can’t include time spent on class work or other graduation requirements.

Helping heal the planet one person at a time starts with helping others and yourself to be better.

Excerpts courtesy of  heraldnet.com

Image thanks to Sara Richards and pinterest.com

The new disc drive for the human chromosome

Rewritable digital data storage in live cells via engineered control of recombination directionality

  1. Jerome Bonnet,
  2. Pakpoom Subsoontorn, and
  3. Drew Endy1

+ Author Affiliations


  1. Department of Bioengineering, Room 269B, Y2E2 Building, 473 Via Ortega, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305
  1. Edited by David Baker, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, and approved April 6, 2012 (received for review February 8, 2012)

Abstract

The use of synthetic biological systems in research, healthcare, and manufacturing often requires autonomous history-dependent behavior and therefore some form of engineered biological memory. For example, the study or reprogramming of aging, cancer, or development would benefit from genetically encoded counters capable of recording up to several hundred cell division or differentiation events. Although genetic material itself provides a natural data storage medium, tools that allow researchers to reliably and reversibly write information to DNA in vivo are lacking. Here, we demonstrate a re-writeable recombinase addressable data (RAD) module that reliably stores digital information within a chromosome.It is like having a small disc drive associated with your computer now we have that ability with living cells. For more information

“Will organic farmers slew the Giant? Help needed!”

On March 31, 2012, a judge in the Southern District Court of
New York will decide whether a class action lawsuit —

Organic Seed Growers & Trade Association (OSGATA)
et al.vs.Monsanto — representing some 300,000 organic farmers
against biotech giant Monsanto can proceed to trial.

Will you help set farming on a safer healthier soil?

Watch the video produced by Food Democracy Now, and find out
how you can get involved locally, to help America’s Farmers
grow their crops in peace, without being sued for “infringing
on Monsanto’s patented seed”, of which trace amounts were
detected under inspection, and which pollinated naturally.

Please watch this video and share.

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“Moderate intensity exercise best for health”

Moderate physical activity is best to maintain your energy and health, what does this mean for the average healthy person?

Moderate-intensity physical activity totaling a minimum of 150 minutes per week is the “current nationally recognized standard for physical activity.”

What is moderate activity?

San Diego State University researcher Simon Marshall and his colleagues recruited 97 women and men to define the range for moderate activity. Each volunteer walked on a treadmill four times at four different speeds—from 2.4 miles per hour to 4.1—while a machine measured the amount of energy he or she was expending. The volunteers also wore pedometers to count their steps.
Walking at a speed of at least 100 steps per minute fulfilled the lower limit of moderate-intensity exercise according to American Journal of Preventive Medicine, May 2009 issue.

You can use a pedometer, a watch, a notebook, and a pencil to find out how to pace yourself while walking to achieve the 100+ steps per minute.
For an even more accurate individual estimate, walk for five minutes, and divide the number of steps you took by five.”

Lusk says women walkers who picked up the pace and walked briskly had a lot better chance of holding off the weight gain that typically comes as women get older. Not so for other walkers:

“The women tended to gain more than 5 percent of their baseline body weight if they slow-walked.” (6 seconds)

For bikers, as little as five minutes more a day helped with weight control.

The study in Archives of Internal Medicine was supported by the National Institutes of Health

Resource

Excerpts courtesy of http://tinyurl.com/795z8wt.

 

http://www.health.harvard.edu/special_health_reports/

“Harvard med. students demand change”

It’s about time!

From the beginning of a student doctor’s medical education is taught by professors with deep Harvard old ways die hardfinancial ties to the traditional pharmaceutical industry. One might say that these young doctors in training are brain washed into the belief that there is only one way to practice medicine.
As the Harvard Medical Student Organization discovered, the clinicians and researchers who lead preclinical medical education at US medical schools are usually drawn from affiliated medical centers and therefore are likely to have financial ties to industry.3  Out of Harvard’s 8,900 professors and lecturers, 1,600 admit that they or a family member have ties to drug companies that could bias their teaching or research.
• The pharmaceutical industry contributed more than $11.5 million to Harvard in 2008 for “research and continuing education classes.”

In the context of physician education, financial relationships to the subject matter have been shown to induce selective presentation of data and definitely created the medical mantra that the only good and safe medicine is the Big Pharm. one.
Drug companies were the greatest influence on doctors’ decisions of which drugs to prescribe. Further, about 70 percent of doctors regarded drug representatives as an efficient way to obtain new drug information! One professor’s disclosure list had 47 company affiliations!

Drug companies spend $4 billion each year on direct-to-consumer ads in the United States, but 400% more, a massive $16 billion, to influence your doctor. That is $10,000 per year per doctor   in the United States.

Two hundred Harvard Medical School students have challenged their school’s administration, demanding an end to pharmaceutical industry influence in the classroom. These organic changes will take years to unwind and reeducation of staff to open their eyes to safer natural ways to care for people.

Harvard received the lowest possible grade, an “F,” from the American Medical Student Association, a national group that rates how well medical schools monitor and control drug industry money.

The students were joined by Dr. Marcia Angell, a faculty member and former editor in chief of the New England Journal of Medicine, who has vigorously advocated for an end to liaisons between academia and Big Pharm.

Go Students!  Become educated and aware so more consumers can receive quality well informed integrated health care.
Resources
Excerpts courtesy of jama.ama-assn.org
Excerpts courtesy of mercola.com

Image courtesy of  smat.us