Thursday, February 22, 2007

 

Sun Healing

More Evidence Vitamin D Prevents Parkinson's Disease and Cancer


In an excellent paper, a pair of researchers (father and son) presented considerable evidence that vitamin D deficiency is a cause, and possibly the major cause, of Parkinson's disease.

The researchers reviewed a 1997 case report in which a patient with Parkinson's disease steadily improved when treated daily with 4,000 IU of vitamin D.

At the same time, two new meta-analysis studies (which combine data from multiple reports) have found even more evidence that vitamin D is an important cancer-fighting tool. The first study examined nearly 1,800 records and found that:

  • People with the highest blood levels of vitamin D had the lowest risk of breast cancer
  • Those with the lowest vitamin D levels had the highest rates of breast cancer
The second study, which looked at nearly 1,500 people, showed similar results. Raising vitamin D levels (serum level of 25-hydroxyvitamin D) to 34 ng/ml reduced rates of colorectal cancer by half, while raising levels to 46ng/ml cut the risk by two-thirds.

Movement Disorders January 17, 2007

Science Daily February 8, 2007


Dr. Mercola's Comment:

I have been pointing out the relationship between vitamin D deficiency, Parkinson's disease, cancer, and numerous other health problems for many years now. Optimizing your sun exposure and levels of vitamin D may, indeed, be one of the most important physical steps you can take in support of your long-term health.

It is important to understand that the ideal and STRONGLY preferred method of increasing your vitamin D level is through appropriate sun exposure.

That said, the ideal way to boost your vitamin D levels -- through safe exposure to sunshine every day -- can be a huge challenge during the winter months for many of you.

If you choose to take a high-quality cod liver oil to help you get the vitamin D your body needs every day, please have your blood levels checked with regularity, because it can be particularly dangerous not to monitor them. For a while, because of this, I was of the opinion that cod liver oil might not be your ideal method of getting supplemental vitamin D, but after reviewing this with my experts I believe I may have been a bit too harsh on cod liver oil.

Cod liver oil also has valuable natural vitamin A, which somewhat limits the vitamin D toxicity. We use large amounts of cod liver oil in our clinic and have not really seen very many people overdose on it.

While you can overdose and have toxic levels of vitamin D on it, this will not happen for most people if you are careful and use prudent doses, and most importantly regularly check your blood levels of vitamin D.

You CANNOT get vitamin D from full-spectrum bulbs; it has to be a bulb that produces ultraviolet radiation -- UVB specifically, as that is what causes your skin to convert cholesterol into vitamin D. It is possible to get this from a tanning booth, but the EMFs (electromagnetic fields) are of major concern (they are produced by the magnetic ballasts). It is possible to use newer electronic ballasts, though, which virtually eliminate this risk and are safe. They also use about 30 percent less electricity and produce more light so they are far more economical to run.

Unfortunately, I am not aware of any regular commercial sources, but I am on the lookout for businesses that offer this service. So if you know of any tanning parlors in the United States that offer this, please fill out the form below. I will be glad to host a directory on my site of locations that offer these services so you can save yourself some legwork.

You can also use this as powerful leverage to your current tanning bed place to convince them to switch their ballasts; we will advertise for them for free, so they will likely get a quick return on their healthy investment.

In the meantime, here are some other natural weapons that can fight Parkinson's disease:

And for cancer, you can eliminate your risks by following the proactive, drug-free approach found in my extensive list of recommendations.

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Monday, February 19, 2007

 

Reduction of Alzheimer's Symptoms

Eating less reduces Alzheimer's symptoms in mice

Eating fewer calories may help prevent the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, researchers reported.

A study in mice suggests a lower-calorie diet can help trigger the production of a protein that protects the brain from the disease, said researchers at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City.
In the study, the mice in one group were permitted to eat as they wanted, while the other group of mice was fed only 70 percent of that amount.
When the animals were killed six months later, researchers discovered the brains of the calorie-restricted mice held significantly higher levels of an anti-aging protein, SIRT1, the researchers reported in the Journal of Biological Chemistry.
That protein has been shown to curtail and reverse the production of plaque in the brain, a typical symptom of Alzheimer's disease. Researchers have found the protein can also enhance the function of a patient's metabolism, kidneys and liver.
"The real message is that, in an animal model of Alzheimer's disease, caloric restriction led to the elevation of molecules that are associated with longevity and good health," said Dr. Giulio Pasinetti, a professor of psychiatry and neuroscience who led the study.
"This may be the reason why caloric restriction may work to prevent Alzheimer's disease."
The Mount Sinai study confirms other research that has found a relationship between what and how much people eat and risk for the disease in general.
"The same things that we know are good for your body -- particularly your vascular system -- are all part of maintaining healthy brain function," said Dr. Bill Thies, a staff pharmacologist at the Alzheimer's Association.
- Journal of Biological Chemistry
Dr. Keith & Laurie Nemec's comments on eating less reduces Alzheimer's symptoms in mice.
In this study, that was published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, it showed that when mice were permitted to eat as much as they wanted, as opposed to the other group which was fed only 70% of that amount, that the animals on the calorie restricted diet had a significantly higher levels of anti aging protein called SRIT1. This protein had been shown to reverse the production of plague in the brain, which is typical in the symptoms of Alzheimer Disease. It also showed that this protein enhances the function of metabolism, kidneys and liver. This is yet another study confirming the power of calorie restriction. Not only increasing longevity, being the only proven mechanism to increase longevity, but also decreasing the formation of all disease in the body whether life threatening disease or not. So what will calorie restriction do for you? It will decrease inflammation in the body and inflammation is the root of all disease. So, not only does it do this for Alzheimer's, but also will decrease cancer, diabetes, heart disase, autoimmune disease, all diseases will be decreased when you adopt a calorie restriction lifestyle. And this still goes into the 7 Basic Step. As you live the 7 Basic Step lifestyle you will live the life that God has called you to live. Calorie restriction is the only method that has been proved to increase longevity, but health and healing is not about doing one of the 7 Basic Steps, but all 7 of them, then not only can you increase your longevity, but you can increase not only the number of years, but the life in those years. What is important in life is to live life fully in each and every moment and when one adopts the 7 Basics Steps to Total Health lifestyle, this is exactly what happens. The7 Basic Steps to Total Health(TM) are:
1. Air--you are not deep diaphragm breathing to oxygenate your body.
2. Water--you are not drinking 32 ounces of distilled water per 50/lbs per body weight per day.
3. Food--you are not consuming a diet of living/raw plant food which has the highest energy, bioelectricity, enzymes and bioavailable nutrient content to either maintain or restore your health.
4. Sleep--you are not sleeping 9.5 hours with 3.5 of them before midnight.
5. Exercise--you are not exercising 30 minutes every day.
6. Fasting--you are not fasting from the normal Standard American Diet (SAD).
7. Prayer--you are taking the time throughout your day to regularly still your mind so you can hear the voice of God spoken into your heart.
Something to contemplate is this, when we see that calorie restriction is the only proven mechanism to increase longevity, we go back to basics how did God design mankind to live? Well He designed mankind to of course exercise. He designed mankind to eat a living/ raw plant diet. He designed mankind to go to bed when the sun goes down and wake up when the sun comes up. He designed mankind to drink water. He designed mankind to breathe the breath of life, His breath fully. He designed mankind to be able to fast, which not only is a form of calorie restriction but in fasting one would detox the body of any accumulative waste products. And He designed the body, mind, emotions, spirit complex to be still and know Him. To live a life of prayer, listening to His voice spoken into their hearts. When you live this life, this 7 Basic Steps to Total Health lifestyle, you will age less rapidly, you will live a much higher quality of life and you will transform more into all that He is created you to be in body, mind and spirit.


Thursday, February 15, 2007

 

Excess Pounds may raise Ovarian Cancer Risk

Excess pounds may raise ovarian cancer risk

Being overweight in young adulthood or later in life may raise a woman's risk of ovarian cancer, particularly if she's never had children, researchers have found.

In a study of 2,110 women with and without ovarian cancer, researchers found that those who were relatively heavy, either in recent years or at the age of 18, were more likely than thinner women to develop the disease.
But the relationship between weight and ovarian cancer was strongest among women who'd never given birth. For them, cancer risk climbed in tandem with recent body mass index (BMI), a measure of weight in relation to height.
Among childless women, those who were obese in recent years had 2.5 times the risk of ovarian cancer compared with the thinnest women. The same pattern emerged when the researchers looked at the women's weight gain since age 18, according to Dr. Julia Greer and her colleagues at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
The new findings suggest that in overweight women who've had no children, the effects of excess body fat and "incessant" ovulation combine to raise the risk of ovarian cancer, according to the study authors.
The findings offer yet another reason to maintain a healthy weight throughout life. And that goes for all women, whether they've had children or not, according to Dr. Greer.
According to American Cancer Society estimates, Greer noted, at least one third of all cancer deaths in the U.S. each year are attributable to excess weight and obesity.
-Cancer
Dr. Keith and Laurie Nemec's comments on excessive pounds raise ovarian cancer risks.
This study can be summarized very simply that women that were obese had 2½ times greater risk of ovarian cancer compared to the thinnest women. These findings were stated in the Journal, Cancer. The mechanism behind this is excessive body fat which can raise levels of estrogen in the body. Estrogen is a pusher driver hormone that increases cell production so this may feed ovarian tumor development. The research in the Journal, Cancer also stated that according to the American Cancer Society, estimates that at least 1/3 of all cancer deaths in the United States each year are attributable to excess of weight and obesity. This is very important. SO how do we counter act this? You don't counter act disease by focusing on disease. You do not counter act weight gain or obesity by focusing on your weight, the way you counter act all of the is by looking at the opposite. Instead of trying to get rid of the weight or the disease, the focus is 100% on getting health in body, mind and spirit. The more balanced the body is, the mind and emotions, the more the body is going to go into a natural weight for the body. And how do we do this? With the7 Basic Steps to Total Health(TM) which are:
1. Air--you are not deep diaphragm breathing to oxygenate your body.
2. Water--you are not drinking 32 ounces of distilled water per 50/lbs per body weight per day.
3. Food--you are not consuming a diet of living/raw plant food which has the highest energy, bioelectricity, enzymes and bioavailable nutrient content to either maintain or restore your health.
4. Sleep--you are not sleeping 9.5 hours with 3.5 of them before midnight.
5. Exercise--you are not exercising 30 minutes every day.
6. Fasting--you are not fasting from the normal Standard American Diet (SAD).
7. Prayer--you are taking the time throughout your day to regularly still your mind so you can hear the voice of God spoken into your heart.
When you live the 7 Basic Steps, day in and day out you will go to the ideal weight for your body type. So just to review, the earlier a person gets to bed and the more they sleep the more the metabolism balances and the less a person will gain weight. So a healing person is in bed between eight and nine and they are up by six. The next important factor is diet, most importantly we want to eat a living/raw plant based diet, which not only is lowest in calories but highest in nutrients for health and healing. This definitely decreases weight. Then exercise. You want to be doing 30 minutes of aerobic type or cardio vascular type exercise. Cellular exercise, rebounding cellular exercise being the best. This exercise should be done daily. These are three biggest factors in affecting health gain from a physical point of view. From a mental emotion point of view the most important factor is how a person sees themselves and what they see their purpose in life and are they fulfilling that purpose. The more a person is fulfilling the purpose for which God put in their heart the less they will turn to food for pleasure, because HE is their pleasure. The more they do not know what their purpose is, and are not receiving their pleasure from their purpose in life, and from their relationship with HIM who created them, the more they will seek pleasures outside and the most easily accessible pleasure for all Americans is food.

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Avoid All Kinds of Vaccines

Shocking Documentary Will Convince You to Stay Away From Vaccines For Good


Among other things, you'll wonder why the American Academy of Pediatrics still fights state legislatures about the use of thimerosal (mercury) in vaccines behind the scenes after publicly asking for its removal eight years ago, after watching Brownyn Hancock's disturbing documentary Vaccination: The Hidden Truth.

Hancock's 90-minute film delves into the truth behind the real dangers of vaccines, often using the very same peer-reviewed research emanating from conventional medicine, and just as my friend and colleague, Dr. Russell Blaylock, has done on my Web site.



Dr. Mercola's Comment:

If you've ever doubted the real need for vaccinations, especially with recent recommendations from the CDC to vaccinate young girls needlessly for the human papillomavirus (HPV), I urge you to watch this video**, then review the many pages on this site devoted to this urgent and completely preventable problem.

The type of morally reprehensible behavior exhibited by the CDC is a strong illustration of why the American conventional "health" care system is fatally flawed. If you are unsure about the safety of vaccines, I strongly encourage you to examine the evidence carefully, because the consequences can be severe and tragic.

The toxic link between vaccines laced with thimerosal and the epidemic of autism, as well as other neurological disorders, should be sufficient in and of itself to convince people of the extent of the problem.

On Vital Votes, Dr. Jason Lauer from Waukesha, Wisconsin adds:

"Vaccination is a great example of how fear motivates smart people into making irrational health decisions. My point being that fear of disease, not informed decision making, is most often the motivation for vaccinating.

"I believe that one of the best decisions that my wife and I made was not vaccinating our four children. I was blessed to have my chiropractor encourage me to look into vaccination before it was too late and I could not take the decision back. The decision was made when evidence was lacking regarding the safety and efficacy of vaccination.

"Christopher Kent, DC (who has authored articles on this site) has four recommendations for giving kids a great start:

1) Breast feed for at least one year.

2) Raise the child in a loving environment.

3) Regular Chiropractic adjustments.

4) Avoid vaccinations.

Along with proper nutrition and exercise, my kids are some of the healthiest kids I know. Their strong host resistance is not from medicines and vaccinations, but a healthy, well rounded lifestyle.

"I was told by a mentor 'Spend at least as much time researching vaccination as you would researching the new car you want to buy.' Our children deserve at least that much."

Other responses to this article can be viewed at Vital Votes, and you can add your own thoughts or vote on comments by first registering at Vital Votes.

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