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February 24, 2011

THURSDAY, Feb. 3 (HealthDay News) — About 340,000 cancer cases in the

Healthy life style

This is life!

United States could be prevented each year if more Americans ate a healthy diet, got regular exercise and limited their alcohol intake, according to the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF).

These types of lifestyle changes could lead to significant reductions in particularly common cancers such as breast (38 percent fewer cases per year), stomach (47 percent fewer) and colon (45 percent fewer).
The research about how a healthy lifestyle can reduce cancer risk was released Feb. 3 to mark World Cancer Day. The WCRF said its findings are supported by the World Health Organization’s new Global Recommendations on Physical Activity for Health, a report that says that regular physical activity can prevent many diseases, including breast and colon cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
exercise to prevent cancer

Virtual living, real cancer

“Physical activity is recommended for people of all ages as a means to reduce risks for certain types of cancers and other non-communicable diseases,” Dr. Tim Armstrong, of WHO’s Department of Chronic Diseases and Health Promotion, said in a WCRF news release.

“In order to improve their health and prevent several diseases, adults should do at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity throughout the week. This can be achieved by simply walking 30 minutes five times per week or by cycling to work daily,” he advised.
Other healthy lifestyle habits that reduce the risk of cancer include quitting smoking, avoiding secondhand smoke, avoiding excessive sun exposure, and preventing cancer-causing infections, the WCRF said.
Cancer is the leading cause of death worldwide. Each year, 12.7 million people are diagnosed with cancer and 7.6 million die from the disease. But 30 percent to 40 percent of cancers can be prevented and one-third can be cured through early diagnosis and treatment, according to the WCRF.
The Underlying Causes of Cancer
Cancerous cells are always being created in the body. It’s an ongoing process that has gone on for eons. Consequently, there are parts of your immune system are designed to seek out and destroy cancer cells.
Chemicals

Just wash it!

Cancer has been around as long as mankind, but only in the second half of the 20th century did the number of cancer cases explode. Contributing to this explosion are the excessive amounts of toxins and pollutants we are exposed to, high stress lifestyles that zap the immune system, poor quality junk food that’s full of pesticides, irradiated and now genetically modified, pathogens, electromagnetic stress, lights, and just about everything that wasn’t here 200 years ago.

All these weaken the immune system, and alter the internal environment in the body to an environment that promotes the growth of cancer.
Cancer tumors begin when more cancerous cells are being created than an overworked, depleted immune system can destroy.
Constant exposure to tens of thousands of manmade chemicals from birth onward, chlorinated and fluoridated water, electromagnetic radiation, pesticides and other toxins, leads to the creation of too many free radicals and excessive numbers of cancerous cells.
Alone this would be enough to raise cancer levels, but combined with an immune system weakened by a diet of refined and over processed food, mineral depleted soils, and too much exposure to artificial light at night, the immune system at some point no longer is able to keep cancer in check, and it starts to grow in your body.
So again let’s start with basics. Please learn about food, chemicals around you and please exercize.

Isotonic Resveratrol

Drink your Resveratrol

TUESDAY, May 11 (HealthDay News) — Strenuous exercise appears to stop the body’s cells from killing themselves as they’re programmed to do, a new study suggests.

Researchers found that cells of people who had just run a marathon didn’t engage in what is called apoptosis — the natural death of cells.

“Apoptosis is a normal physiological function dependent on a variety of signals, many of which can be modulated by strenuous exercise. Here, we’ve shown for the first time that exercise modulates expression of the sirtuin family of proteins, which may be key regulators of training,” study lead author Gabriella Marfe, of the University of Rome, said in a news release.

Marfe and colleagues took blood samples from 10 male athletes who’d taken part in a 42-kilometer run and found a shift in the balance between expression of pro- and anti-apoptotic genes after the race.

The researchers think that proteins in the sirtuin family may play a protective role in preventing cell death through exercise.

So should you go out for a run? Be careful if you haven’t been training, Marfe said. “Untrained amateur athletes often do hard training without professional advice. Such intense and exhaustive exercise can be harmful to health,” she said. To achieve beneficial effects, the authors recommend that exercise be part of a lifelong regimen with expert medical advice and supervision.

The study was published May 10 in the journal BMC Physiology.

More information

St. George’s University of London has more about apoptosis.

I do not run marathons. But I take Resveratrol in isotonic form. Resveratrol promotes apoptosis (programmed cell death) in unhealthy cells

SOURCE: BioMed Central, news release, May 10, 2010

Cancer?

Author: Nathan
June 6, 2010

“Those who fail to take the time to be healthy
will ultimately have to take the time to be sick.”
~ Dr. James Chappell
Cancer does not develop for some unknown reason. Once you understand why and how it develops, and learn how to support your body so that it may more effectively fight cancer, it may never be too late to get healthy again. (No matter what type, they have the same underlying causes.)
Cancer is a natural process where, to put it simply, an overworked and weakened immune system cannot kill it as fast as it is multiplying. Toxin, carcinogens, radiation, even viruses, combined with an unhealthy internal environment , and in conjunction with a weakened immune system, cause more cells to turn cancerous, and allows them to thrive.
Cancer is a perfectly natural process. A very small percentage of cells in every person who has ever lived turn cancerous. And the body usually gets rid of those cancerous cells before they do harm. This process has been going on for eons. It is only when more cancer cells are being created than the body can get rid of that the problem comes. With increased toxins, viruses, carcinogens, etc. our immune systems have become significantly overworked and weakened.
Cancer, above all other diseases, has countless secondary causes. But, even for cancer, there is only one prime cause. Summarized in a few words, the prime cause of cancer is the replacement of the respiration of oxygen in normal body cells by a fermentation of sugar.
18 things that CAUSE cancer: (in no particular order)
Smoking cigarettes
Drinking non-organic milk or eating non-organic dairy products
Hydrogenated oils and trans fatty acids
Mammography radiation
Chemotherapy and radiation
Perfumes and fragrance products
Cosmetics and personal care products
Home cleaning products, including laundry detergent, dryer sheets, etc.
Plastic food containers – includes plastic lining inside food cans
Sodium nitrite – found in most processed meats
Pesticides, PCBs, chlorine and other chemicals
Acrylamides (formed during high-heat food processing such as frying)
Watching television / lack of exercise
Severe emotional distress or relationship stress
Refined sugars / refined grains
Dry cleaning chemicals
Hair color chemicals
Nail polish remover
22 things that PREVENT cancer:
Anti-cancer foods
Green tea
Medicinal mushrooms – reishi, shiitake, agaricus blazei, etc.
Lycopene and tomatoes
Infra-red saunas and sweat lodges – because sweating expels toxins
Chlorella
Pomegranate seeds
Rainforest herbs – There are many anti-cancer rainforest herbs, including graviola and Cat’s Claw (Una de Gato).
Juice detoxification
Acupuncture – helps move blood and chi (body’s energy)
Sprouts – ALL sprouts are anti-cancer. Best sprouting machine is the EasyGreen Automatic Sprouter (use any search engine to find resellers)
Red clover – Helps cleanse the blood. Find from any supplement maker.
Deep breathing / oxygenation / stress reduction
Yoga, Tai Chi or Pilates – These all boost lymph circulation
Cacao – (real chocolate)
Therapeutic massage – helps move lymph, boost circulation
Mint – grow your own (the easiest plant to grow)
Apricot pits / laetrile / vitamin B17

Evidence is rapidly accumulating that specific components of food, alone or in combination with one another, have potent effects upon prevention of a wide variety of neoplasms. Bioactive food components in cancer prevention have been studied, and the complexity of the issue is daunting. Reviewing the potential nutrient modifiers of prostate cancer illustrates the complexity, especially given the difficulties in using blood levels to measure their response, their intake, and their actions. Nutrient modifiers being studied for prostate cancer include: allylsulfides, considered the most important potential nutrient modifier; calcium and Vitamin D (the latter causes differentiation and regulates calcium metabolism); epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), obtained from tea and related compounds (this modifier has been related to prostate cancer prevalence); fatty acids found in fish, which appear to relate to the decrease in prostate cancer with fish intake; genistein from soy, which has estrogenic activities and appears to be an important agent in prostate cancer prevention; indole-3-carbinol, found in cruciferous vegetables (its metabolites are not themselves potent hormones but influence hormone metabolism); lycopene, found in tomatoes and tomato products; resveratrol, found in grapes and ancient Chinese weeds, has at least eight actions that are protective against cancer and some that are protective against heart disease; selenium, whose importance is supported by basic science and for which translational research is now being done;

Vitamin A, whose uptake and binding are being explored; and

Vitamin E. Measurement of the serum levels of these agents often provides an insensitive, inaccurate, or misleading index of dietary intake. Why is it difficult to measure the responses of these nutrient modifiers using blood samples? A good example of the difficulty can be seen by reviewing the metabolism of garlic, calcium, vitamin A, and vitamin E.

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