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Cancer & Natural Remedies

According to latest studies which are searching for a natural cure against cancer, essential oils can help. The human body resonates at a frequency of 62-78 MHz and scientists believe that diseases start at 58 MHz. Many studies have shown that negative thoughts can reduce our frequency by 12 MHz, while positive thinking raises it by 10. This means that there are many things that can affect our health in ways we can’t imagine.

According to the latest studies, essential oils can fight cancer thanks to their antibacterial properties and their ability to change the frequency we resonate at. One of the scientists involved in the study, Bruce Tainio, developed a special Calibrated Frequency Monitor that measures the frequency of essential oils and how they affect us. M. Suhail, an immunologist, says that cancer develops when the DNA in our cells’ nucleus is corrupted. Essential oils can correct this and repair the code, effectively improving our chances against the terrible disease.

Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils

When considering using essential oils for whatever reason, you must make sure they’re therapeutic grade. Most of the oils available on the market are of low quality and are mixed with additives such as alcohol. They don’t work nearly as grade as pure oils, so make sure to get yours from a trusted source.

In his book “The Body Electric”, R. O. Becker said that our bodies’ electronic frequency determines our health. Even Nikola Tesla said that removing outside frequencies can make us more resistant against ailments, while Dr. Otto Warburg discovered over a century ago that our cells have a specific electrical voltage that can drop due to a various factors and trigger diseases such as cancer.

However, science has now discovered that essential oils with higher frequencies can destroy diseases with lower frequencies. Here’s a list of some of the oils used in the research and their electrical frequencies:

  • Juniper – 98 Mhz
  • Angelica – 85 Mhz
  • Frankincense – 147 MHz
  • Rose – 320 Mhz.
  • Sandalwood – 96 Mhz
  • Helichrysum – 181 MHz
  • Peppermint – 78 Mhz
  • Lavender – 118 Mhz
Essential oils and their healing abilities

In the study, cinnamon, thyme, jasmine and chamomile oils had the best results when put up against breast cancer cells. Chamomile destroyed 93% of the cells in vitro, while thyme destroyed 97% of the cells. A closer look at the oil revealed that chamomile oil has powerful antioxidant properties which were the main reason behind its efficiency against breast cancer cells. 11 oils were examined in total including bitter and sweet fennel, winter savory, peppermint, sage, lavender, chamomile and thyme.

 Frankincense oil

According to Suhail, frankincense oil can divide the nucleus of cancer cells from the cytoplasm and prevent it from reproducing. The oil works thanks to the presence of the so-called monoterpenes which have the ability to kill cancer cells. Frankincense oil works in all stages of cancer and is cytotoxic, meaning it doesn’t destroy healthy cells.

Here’s how the oil helped patients suffering from different types of cancer in the research:

End-stage liver cancer patient

In the study, a patient with end-stage liver cancer was given only a few months left to live. The tumor was inoperable due to the large size, so having nothing to lose, the man decided to try frankincense oil. He applied a bit under his tongue and topically on the area of the liver, and on his next doctor visit, the tumor has already reduced in size. The patient continued using frankincense oil, and it eventually reduced just enough to be operable. His tumor was later removed and the man is now happily enjoying his life free of cancer.

A child with brain cancer

One of the toughest cases among all the patients in the study was a little girl aged 5 with brain cancer. After exhausting all other options, the parents decided to give the girl a mixture of frankincense and sandalwood oil. They rubbed the mixture on her feet while also rubbing a bit of lavender on her wrist. After a few months, the cancer was completely defeated!

Bladder cancer patient

Jackie Hogan is a woman suffering from bladder cancer who needed to undergo a surgery for bladder removal due to the cancer. However, she decided to try using essential oils in her condition and after a few months of applying a mixture of sandalwood and frankincense oil topically on the area, she is cancer-free.

Stage-4 cancer patient

One woman in the research was diagnosed with stage-4 lung cancer which has already spread to other organs in her body. Instead of agreeing to chemo and surgery, the woman started applying a bit of frankincense oil topically on the affected areas of her body every 2-3 hours and she was completely healthy in 7 months.

Breast cancer patient

A woman diagnosed with advanced breast cancer used a mixture of frankincense and lemongrass oil (topically and under the tongue) to defeat the disease in only a few months.

Cervical cancer patient

A woman with cervical cancer was given only a few months left to live, but thanks to the powers of frankincense oil, she managed to defeat the diseases in a couple of months.

There are many more patients who have managed to defeat different types of cancer using the remarkable powers of various essential oils. All these oils can raise your electrical frequency and defeat any disease, including the deadliest one.

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Probiotics & Cancer

Probiotics: Healthy bacteria for your gut

MD Anderson Cancer Center

Focused on Health – May 2015

By Brittany Cordeiro

Your gut is home to 100 trillion microorganisms or microbes. These gut bacteria – some good, some bad – play a vital role in your health.

“Your intestines hold about 10 pounds of microorganisms. And each person has a unique blend that starts forming at birth,” says Stephanie Maxson, senior clinical dietitian in Integrative Medicine at MD Anderson. As you grow, where you live and what you eat affect this blend of good and bad bacteria.

Probiotics are the good bacteria. And they may help lower your risk for several cancers. “Probiotics help your immune system function at its best so it can detect and kill cells that can become cancer,” Maxson says.

Much of the probiotics research focuses on colon cancer because most microorganisms live in your intestinal tract, Maxson says. “And while more research is needed, several studies show that people with colon cancer had an unhealthy population of gut bacteria before the cancer developed.”

So how do you keep your gut bacteria healthy? 

Feed it a balanced diet.

Your diet sustains your gut bacteria. “We’re their host. We provide an environment and food. And they help us digest food and convert essential vitamins and nutrients into an absorbable form,” Maxson says.

man eating yogurtSo treat your gut like a garden, not a gutter, she says. “You seed your garden with probiotic and fermented foods and feed it with prebiotic or fiber-rich foods.”

Probiotic foods

Probiotic foods contain live bacteria, which may help restore balance and offer protection from harmful bacteria. Eating them is one way to reseed your gut with good bacteria, Maxson says.

Plus, early research shows that the anti-inflammatory effects of probiotics could inhibit the growth of breast cancer cells, says Heather Shepard, outpatient clinical dietitian at MD Anderson.

Probiotic foods include:

· Low-fat, plain organic yogurt with live or active cultures

  • Kefir (thick, yogurt-like drink)
  • Kombucha tea
  • Fermented vegetables, like sauerkraut and kimchi
  • Fermented soybeans (miso)

To get the most health perks, eat at least one small serving of probiotic foods each day. If you’re considering a supplement, speak with your doctor.

Prebiotic foods 

Prebiotic foods feed the bacteria in your gut so they can grow and repopulate, Maxson says. Most are fiber-rich plant foods.

Prebiotic foods include:

  • Whole grains
  • Fruits and vegetables, specifically bananas, asparagus and onions
  • Oatmeal
  • Soy beans
  • Garlic

Try to fill at least two-thirds of your plate with plant-foods. “A well balanced diet that is high in prebiotic foods can have significant health benefits and help keep your gastrointestinal system healthy,” Shepard says.

Limit processed foods 

Processed foods are low in nutrients and high in added sugar. These include fast food, and packaged and instant foods. And eating too many of these foods could wreak havoc on your gut bacteria.

“People who eat a diet high in processed foods and low in fruits and vegetables have a lower diversity of microorganisms,” Maxson says.

Most scientific studies indicate that both the diversity and the composition or balance of gut bacteria are important. Gut bacteria also appear to play a role in weight gain and obesity.

Studies show that people who are leaner tend to have a greater variety of microorganisms,” Maxson says. And being overweight or obese raises your risk for many types of cancer . This includes colon, breast (post-menopausal) and endometrial cancers.

The research is too new to know which gut bacteria makeup is ideal to maintain a healthy weight and reduce disease risk. “But it’s clear that variety and balance are important,” Maxson says.

It’s never too late to change your diet

When you change your diet, a significant change in your microorganism population takes place within a couple weeks, Maxson says.

“We’re just learning the benefits of a healthy population of gut bacteria,” she says. In addition to optimal immune function and lower cancer risks, studies show a healthy mix can affect your mood. Studies indicate that our gut bacteria and brain communicate with each other. Changes in gut bacteria have some influence on behavior, anxiety and depression.

So, for your health’s sake, take care of your gut.

My Contest Entry for Midlife Collage

 

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When a Routine Mammogram Isn’t

By Linda Irene on March 3, 2014

Words: 1035 Categories: Midlife Medical

Before my COBRA health insurance terminated, an inner urging propelled me to get a mammogram. It was supposed to be routine. But before I could leave the outpatient department that day, a breast care coordinator asked to speak with me. She introduced herself and explained her job was to see patients with abnormal mammograms to coordinate services between the patient, doctor and the hospital.

My head was spinning. What was she talking about? Why do I need coordinated care? I just had a mammogram? The radiologist hasn’t made his report yet. My doctor hasn’t notified me. What is she talking about? What is she saying? Why is she standing between me and the door? What is she inferring? When her lips stopped moving, I realized she had stopped talking and was awaiting a response. What was the question?

“I really don’t know what you are referring to,” I blurted.

She continued with long string of explanations, which were just clumps of words bouncing off my brain, floating midair, words I could not wrap around my mind. Every cell in my body screamed to be free of her and to run out of the room as quickly as possible, to the safety of my home.

Days later the mammogram report came, “further studies recommended.” The next step, an ultrasound. I weaved my way through the hospital lobby and climbed the steps to the radiology department where I waited my turn.

I glanced at the television on the wall, but could not concentrate. The magazines displayed on the table beside me did not hold my interest either. One by one the waiting area cleared until I was the last one left. Then the door opened and a woman dressed in scrubs with a stethoscope draped around her neck, stood in the doorway scanning a chart, which seemed to fascinate her. She looked up and with a big smile asked, “Are you ready to get this over with?”

“Ready as I will ever be.”

She led me to a tiny cubicle where I was instructed to remove my blouse and bra and slip the gown on, open in the front. I followed her to an examination room where I lay on a table while the technician squirted cold gel on my chest and began the investigative process with the ultrasound probe. The machine whirred and clicked as she continued to go over and over the same area.

My thoughts raced. What is she finding? What does it look like? Can she tell if it’s benign or malignant? Should I ask? I thought about making conversation, but the sternness of her face advised me to be quiet and still.

“Okay, that’s it,” she said when it was all over.

That’s it? Isn’t she going to tell me anything? I couldn’t stand the suspense any longer and blurted, “How does everything look?”

She remained stoic. “Your doctor will receive the report in a couple days. He will notify you of the results,” she said matter-of-factly.

The days seemed to drag by, the unknown weighing heavy on my mind and body. I took long walks in the park to pray and clear my head. I fought to remain positive. I repeated comforting Bible verses to myself daily. Finally, the ultrasound results came, “inconclusive; a surgical consultation and biopsy are highly recommended.”

It had been one year ago that I had major surgery for endometrial cancer, now this. I’d been struggling for two years trying to control my raging estrogen. Did that have anything to do with my current situation? My mother had had a mastectomy five years ago. Was I going to be next? Fear reared its ugly head. One thing I knew for sure, I did not want a mastectomy.

“Not having a breast does not define who you are,” a friend said.

But she doesn’t get it, I thought. It’s easy for her to say. She is not faced with the possibility of losing a part of her body. She hasn’t seen the challenges Mom had to overcome long after the surgery or the feelings of inferiority she suffered. Never again could she look at herself in the mirror.

What would I do? I couldn’t allow my thoughts to stray any further. Except for a handful of friends I knew would pray for me, I kept the news to myself. I could not risk hearing discouraging stories or seeing the looks of pity, fear or dismay on people’s faces. I needed to surround myself with positive-thinking people. I had recently read that our body believes every word we say and responds accordingly. I don’t know if it’s true, but if it is, there was no better time to start believing and speaking to heal myself than now. It was all I had, all I could do.

“We’ll do an ultrasound-guided needle biopsy,” the surgeon said. “It’s an easy procedure. You will walk in, have the biopsy and walk out with a Band-Aid, no stitches,” he assured me.

I was stunned when he showed me the X-ray taken after the procedure. “Do you see the nodule?”

I stepped closer for a better look. “No. I don’t see it,” I said cautiously.

By now he was grinning ear to ear. “Well, that’s because I removed it completely. All that is there now is a metal clip to identify the spot for future X-rays,” he explained.

To say I was ecstatic would be an understatement. Dazed, I went into the dressing room where the attending technician applied the liquid bandage to the incision. When she left the room, I bent forward to gather my clothes and shoes. I tried to straighten up, but my breast had become “glued” to my abdomen. I began laughing hysterically, trying to free myself. A technician, who was cleaning up in the outer area, heard me and peeked in to see if everything was okay. By then we both were in stitches. She helped me get unglued and dressed.

I learned more than one lesson that day: wait for your stitches to dry and miracles do happen.

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Do GMOs Cause Cancer?

Do GMOs cause cancer?

Focused on Health – August 2013

by Brittany Cordeiro

If you munch on corn for dinner, cook with canola oil or eat cereal for breakfast, chances are you’re taking in a genetically modified organism (GMO).

“To some degree everything is genetically modified,” says Clare McKindley, clinical dietitian in MD Anderson’s Cancer Prevention Center.

GMOs are plants or animals created by inserting genes from one species into another. Known as gene splicing, it’s a type of biotechnology often done in a laboratory. It’s also called genetic engineering.

Scientists modify organisms to enhance certain desired traits. For example, they may make plants more resistant to pesticides, weed killers or disease. They also can make plants hardier so they’ll survive during cold weather or droughts, or to improve their nutritional content.

GMO health risks unknown

What’s the concern? Many people believe that altering the DNA of a plant or animal has a significant effect on a person’s chances of developing cancer. But the current research on the health risks of GMOs is inconclusive. In other words, researchers cannot confirm whether or not GMOs increase cancer risks.

If you are concerned, here are some ways to curb your intake of GM foods.

  • Know the most commonly modified crops. Soybeans, corn, cotton (for oil), canola (for oil), squash, zucchini and papaya are all popular GMOs. Find other GM crops.
  • Buy organic foods. Organic foods are grown from non-GMO seeds.
  • Buy meats from grass-fed animals. Cows, chickens, pigs and even farmed fish are often on a diet of genetically modified corn or alfalfa. Check that your meat is from animals that are grass-fed or pasture-fed.
  • Read the labels. The top two genetically modified crops are corn and soy. They’re also the most widely used ingredients. Avoid products that contain ingredients like corn syrup and soy lecithin.
  • Buy brands labeled as non-GM or GMO free. Some products are labeled as non-GM or GMO-free. Meaning, they do not use genetically modified ingredients. GMO-free food sources are listed on the Non-GMO Project website.
  • Shop at local farmers markets. Most GM foods come from large industrial farms. Shop at local farmers markets or sign-up for a co-op.

 

Source: MD Anderson Cancer Center

At least 50% of Cancer can be Prevented through Lifestyle changes

At least 50% of Cancer can be Prevented through Lifestyle changes

 

Modern oncology treatment often focuses on destroying cancer cells and targeting abnormal gene function – an essential aspect of therapy. But what if the focus of treatment extended beyond this, and, in addition, focused on modifying behaviors known to be associated with cancer?

It is becoming more evident that truly effective cancer care should simultaneously foster lifestyle changes that will improve biological processes and alter the tumor-micro environment. The American Cancer Society, the American Institute for Cancer Research, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that at least fifty percent of cancer can be prevented through appropriate lifestyle changes such as eliminating smoking, maintaining a proper diet and healthy weight, minimizing alcohol consumption, and exercising regularly. These same lifestyle factors can also influence outcomes for a number of cancers including breast, colorectal, and endometrial cancer to name a few.  click here for the rest of the story from MD Anderson Cancer Center.

 

According to my study and personal experience, diet and lifestyle changes beneficial to me include:

  • Daily supplementation of vitamin D. Studies show that vitamin D helps prevent certain cancers, including breast, ovarian, prostate and colorectal. Read more;
  • Increased fiber in my diet. Fiber moves excess estrogen out of your body. Studies have shown that women on a high-fiber diet have lower levels of circulating estrogen. Lower levels of estrogen mean less estrogen stimulation of breast tissue, for example, which reduces the risk of breast cancer.
  • Decreased consumption of high glycemic foods, such as white breads and pastas and desserts and sweets which cause blood sugar to spike then drop. Studies show that not only do high glycemic foods boost risk for leading to type 2 diabetes and obesity, but can also lead to colon cancer.
  • Drinking more water. Water is the basis of all life and that includes your body. Your muscles that move your body are 75% water; blood that transports nutrients is 82% water; your lungs that provide your oxygen are 90% water; your brain that is the control center of your body is 76% water; even your bones are 25% water.  Our health is truly dependent on the quality and quantity of the water we drink.
  • Exercising 30 minutes every day. Exercise can reduce the risk of diseases such as heart disease, non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, some cancers, osteoarthritis and osteoporosis, and obesity. Studies also show that exercise can promote psychological well-being and reduce feelings of anxiety and depression. Exercise can be as simple as taking a walk.

Here’s to your health!

10 cancer symptoms women should not ignore

1. Abnormal vaginal bleeding

2. Unexplained weight loss

3. Vaginal discharge colored with blood

4. Constant fatigue

5. Swollen leg

6. Loss of appetite or feeling full all of the time

7. Pain in the pelvis or abdominal area

8. A bloated belly

9. Constantly needing bathroom breaks

10. Persistent indigestion or nausea

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If you have cancer, can you get a massage?

Six Tips for Finding a Qualified Oncology Massage Therapist

by Sat Siri Sumler, LMT, NCTMB, RYT, Massage Therapist | Integrative Medicine Program, MD Anderson Cancer Center

1. Consult Your Oncologist

2. Find an Oncology Massage Therapist

3. Ask About Their Training

4. Ask About Their Oncology Massage Experience

5. Do They Specialize in a Particular Massage Modality?

6. How will They Modify Massage for You?

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