Category: Living Well Written by Dr. Scott Whitaker
The mainstream corporate-controlled media is heralding Angelina Jolie's decision to have her perfectly healthy breasts and ovaries removed as an act of women's liberation and the hopeful prevention of her supposed high risk of getting breast cancer in the future. Angelina was bamboozled, just like other high-profile celebrities Sharon Osbourne and Miss America contestant Allyn Rose, who took the same measures.
You do not have to be a rocket scientist to see where this insane medical advice could ultimately lead: At risk for kidney cancer?...Remove your kidneys. Risk of colon cancer?...Take out your colon. Lung cancer?...Remove lungs, just in case. That is the logic of the cancer industry and doctors who have deceived Jolie and countless other sheeple (including the legions that follow the "Think Pink" people) into maiming their bodies based on FEAR (False Evidence Appearing Real) and medical quackery. For that matter of ill advice, hell, why not just gut your whole body, to be on the "safe" side?!
Sadly, the cancer industry raises billions of dollars yearly based on irrational fears spread by doctors and the media, yet there is still NO cure in sight. The fact of the matter is that cancer is a systemic metabolic condition, not some "gene" passed down from the family tree. From my observation, the ONLY hereditary disease is ignorance. Even if cancer is diagnosed in breast tissue, that is not the only place it is growing. Therefore, the idea that someone can prevent cancer by just removing their breasts is absurd. If the conditions for cancer are present in the body [due to nutritional deficiencies, exposure to chemicals, fluoride toothpaste, aluminum deodorants, fungi, estrogen from soy & chicken, processed foods, pork, uncontrolled stress, radiation (mammograms), etc.], cancer will develop in ANY area of the body, not just in breast tissue.
Yet, now that the media and mainstream medicine are pushing Ms. JoIie's decision to remove her breasts and ovaries, I can almost read the next headline. It would quote Good Morning America's anchor Robin Roberts stating something like: "I wish that I had a preventative mastectomy too. Then I wouldn't be in the shape I'm in now" (sick, bald caused by chemotherapy, or in need of blood transfusions). It is shameful how the media and cancer industry parade this once beautiful African-American woman around like a side show in a circus to promote their agenda. It is especially shameful considering the fact that a woman's risk of breast cancer can be reduced by 80% by simply adding Vitamin D (sunshine).
Living a healthy, anti-cancer lifestyle-based on smart nutrition, exercise, sensible sunlight exposure, a spiritual connection with the Creator, and avoidance of cancer-causing chemicals-are the most effective things people can do to PREVENT cancer. Being bamboozled and breast-less is not the answer; it only continues to promote more suffering and 'medisin'. For that matter, imagine how it would be if all men starting getting their testicles removed to prevent possible testicular cancer? That would make about as much sense as: 'hey, let's all remove the wheels from our cars so we do not get a flat tire!' Mindless!
Last Updated on Monday, 20 May 2013 21:29
Category: Living Well Written by Cathy Nedd
As high schoolers prepare for final exams, teens nationwide may be tempted to use a “study drug” – a prescription stimulant or amphetamine – to gain an academic edge. But a new University of Michigan poll shows only one in 100 parents of teens 13-17 years old believes that their teen has used a study drug.
Study drugs refer to stimulant medications typically prescribed for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD); commonly prescribed medicines in this category include Adderall, Concerta, Ritalin, and Vyvanse.
Among parents of teens who have not been prescribed a stimulant medication for ADHD, just 1% said they believe their teen has used a study drug to help study or improve grades, according to the latest University of Michigan Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health. However, recent national data from Monitoring the Future indicate that 10% of high school sophomores and 12% of high school seniors say they’ve used an amphetamine or stimulant medication not prescribed by their doctor.
Sometimes students without ADHD take someone else’s medication, to try to stay awake and alert and try to improve their scores on exams or assignments. Taking study drugs has not been proven to improve students’ grades, and it can be very dangerous to their health, says Matthew M. Davis, M.D., M.A.P.P., director of the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health.
“Taking these medications when they are not prescribed for you can lead to acute exhaustion, abnormal heart rhythms and even confusion and psychosis if the teens get addicted and go into withdrawal,” says Davis.
“What we found in this poll is a clear mismatch between what parents believe and what their kids are reporting. But even though parents may not be recognizing these behaviors in their own kids, this poll also showed that one-half of the parents say they are very concerned about this abuse in their communities,” Davis says.
White parents were most likely to say they are “very concerned” (54%), compared with black (38%) and Hispanic/Latino (37%) parents.
Despite this concern, only 27 percent of parents polled said they have talked to their teens about using study drugs. Black parents were more likely to have discussed this issue with their teens (41%), compared with white (27%) or Hispanic (17%) parents.
“If we are going to make a dent in this problem, and truly reduce the abuse of these drugs, we need parents, educators, health care professionals and all who interact with teens to be more proactive about discussing the issue,” says Davis.
Over three-quarters of parents polled said they support school policies aimed at stopping abuse of study drugs in middle schools and high schools. Overall, 76% of parents said they believe schools should be required to discuss the dangers of ADHD medication abuse.
Another 79% support a policy to require students with a prescription for ADHD medications to keep their pills in a secure location such as the school nurse’s office—a requirement that would prohibit students from carrying medicines of this nature that could potentially be shared with, or sold to, other students.
“We know teens may be sharing drugs or spreading the word that these medications can give their grades a boost. But the bottom line is that these prescription medications are drugs, and teens who use them without a prescription are taking a serious risk with their health,” Davis says.
Last Updated on Monday, 20 May 2013 20:58
Category: Living Well Written by Cathy Nedd
Today, the Department of Health and Human Services reached a decision to grant more than $318,000 to the Henry Ford Health System to research diabetes. The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease authorized the funds for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolic Research, the results of which could provide the opportunity to better aid diabetics in their recovery. Specifically, the grant project will focus its research on Thymosin Beta-4, a protein which promotes the recovery of peripheral neuropathy in Type II diabetics. Following notification of the grant award, Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich) issued the following statement: "I am thrilled to report that the Henry Ford Health System will receive over $318,000 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to research diabetes," said Conyers. "Unfortunately, diabetes impacts the health of a signfiicant number of Americans. In fact, over 8 percent of all people in the United States, and an estimated invests in research that can bring about new breakthroughs in treatment and prevention. The Department of Health and Human Services deserves praise for their decision to invest in Henry Ford's critical work."
Last Updated on Saturday, 18 May 2013 00:40
Category: Living Well Written by Cathy Nedd
Former Detroit Lion Lomas Brown and Detroit Lions Running Back Joique Bell Set to Walk
More than 900,000 Michigan residents are currently living with chronic kidney disease and most don’t know it. The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan (NKFM) is asking you to help the fight against kidney disease. Join us on Sunday, June 2 to participate in the Kidney Walk at the Detroit Zoo. The Detroit Zoo is located in Royal Oak at 8450 West 10 Mile Road. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the Walk kicks off at 8:30 a.m.
Walkers of all ages are invited to be part of the fun by walking individually or forming a team with family, friends, and co-workers. All walkers will receive free parking and admission to the Zoo, food and refreshments, and entertainment. There will also be kids activities such as face painting, a temoprary tatoo station, live enteratinment by Radio Disney, and more!
“Diabetes and high blood pressure are the two leading causes of chronic kidney disease,” said NKFM President and CEO Daniel Carney. “Since 70 percent of those cases may have been prevented, the Kidney Walk will draw attention to the importance of early detection and kidney disease prevention, while raising funds in support of kidney patients and their families.”
Huel Perkins, Anchor at FOX 2 Detroit, will be the event’s Master of Ceremonies, and Detroit Lions running back Joique Bell will be at the Kidney Walk to meet and greet fans.
Former Detroit Lion Lomas Brown and President of OHM Advisors, John Hiltz will serve as the Honorary Co-Chairs of the Kidney Walk. The Walk is sponsored by Meijer, Fresenius Medical Care, Greenfield Health Systems, OHM Advisors, and many other local businesses.
For more information or to register, call Lisa Schutz Jelic at the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan at 800-482-1455, ext. 210 or visit www.kidneywalk.org. On-site registration will also be accepted.
Last Updated on Monday, 13 May 2013 17:11
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