November 19, 2009 @ 12:56 PM

I have heard the news and have been silent. Not sure what to say except, “I told you so.” But that is not helpful to you who may be scared and even confused by this latest news. So, here is a great article about the current “mammography stir” — Do Yearly Mammograms Save Women’s Lives?

I also want to try to share what I know without pushing you to buy the educational materials of which I credit my knowledge about the overuse of cancer screenings, cancer itself, and the tremendously huge corporate business of cancer — including cancer organizations.

I want to say first — I don’t fear cancer anymore.

So many people are fearful of ...

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November 18, 2009 @ 10:56 AM

Uninsured trauma patients are much more likely to die
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-sci-trauma-uninsured17-2009nov17,0,4308260.story
The risk of death was 56% higher for patients covered by Medicare, perhaps because the government health plan includes many people with long-term disabilities, said Dr. Heather Rosen, who led the study while she was a research fellow at Harvard Medical School.

The risk of death was 80% higher for patients without any insurance, the report said.

The researchers also did a separate analysis of 209,702 trauma patients ages 18 to 30 because they were less likely to have chronic health conditions that might complicate recovery. Among these younger patients, the risk of death was .........

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November 13, 2009 @ 10:19 PM

What is the “Allergy Capital of the World?”

Brad moved to Austin from Chicago and experienced seasonal allergy symptoms as he drove into town. For the next ten years, Brad took allergy medications. At the suggestion of a friend, Brad got a food sensitivity test which showed he was highly sensitive to milk, whey, broccoli, sweet potatoes and black tea. As long as Brad doesn’t eat the foods he is sensitive to, he does not experience seasonal allergy symptoms.

Many people living in Austin, Texas say it’s the allergy capital of the world because they experience chronic seasonal allergies. Symptoms most frequently described as runny nose, itchy eyes, sinus pain and pressure, headaches, colds, and flu-like ...

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November 2, 2009 @ 10:12 PM

The old view is that cancer is a linear process,” said Dr. Barnett Kramer, associate director for disease prevention at the National Institutes of Health. “A cell acquired a mutation, and little by little it acquired more and more mutations. Mutations are not supposed to revert spontaneously.”

So, Dr. Kramer said, the image was “an arrow that moved in one direction.” But now, he added, it is becoming increasingly clear that cancers require more than mutations to progress. They need the cooperation of surrounding cells and even, he said, “the whole organism, the person,” whose immune system or hormone levels, for example, can squelch or fuel a tumor.

Cancer, Dr. Kramer said, is a dynamic ......

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November 2, 2009 @ 10:09 PM

A new research study found clear connection between diet (food) and mental health. This in itself isn’t news to Naturopaths and other natural health practitioners. And yet I find it exciting that “modern” medicine is conducting their own research and that more and more ”professional health practitioners”  are correlating mental health, as well as physical health, to food intake.

My bouts with depression were eliminated once my diet was in alignment with my food intolerance test results. I also ate more raw fruits and vegetables, but only those fruits and vegetables that my food sensitivity test approved for me. I was not about to get sick again by eating what dieticians say is ...

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