86 Percent of Deaths and 77 Percent of Disease Burden Related To Diet and Lifestyle

It is estimated that 86% of deaths and 77% of the disease burden is related to diet and lifestyle. A new European Union backed project will to optimise research into diet and health by pulling together scientists and research tools in order to make realistic recommendations in the area.

The project, known as EuroDISH, will pull together experts and methodologies from various countries and topic areas in order to assess ‘the current state of play’ when it comes to diet and health, before eventually making ‘advanced and feasible’ recommendations to the European Strategy Forum for Research Infrastructures (ESFRI), the HORIZON2020 programme, and various other EU stakeholders and policy makers. (more…)

Beat the ‘blahs’ with this simple vitamin

Life has its ups and downs — but for an easy way to make sure you’ve got more ups than downs, take your vitamins.

Ordinary multivitamins can help protect your mood, slash your stress levels, and help keep you happy overall, according to new research — and that’s on top of giving you the essentials needed for overall good physical health.

The new study looked at data from eight “gold standard” double-blind trials in which multivitamins went head-to-head against placebos — and the multis came out on top by nearly every mental measure. (more…)

5 ways you trick yourself into prolonging emotional stress

Most people are surprised to learn that their favorite coping mechanism for stress actually causes more problems than it solves. Let’s look at five steps to effectively dealing with stress and five reactions to stress that trick you into prolonging it.

Imagine something simple that might cause emotional stress, such as coming home to find that your husband has ignored his promise to clean the house and is self-absorbed in his favorite hobby.

To deal with this situation effectively, you can 1) take notice of how you feel and 2) make sure your feelings are valid. Then, 3) express your feelings assertively, 4) clear up any misunderstandings, 5) create new expectations and a plan. Then, you can let the stress go, feeling like you have dealt with the situation. (more…)

Transdermal Breast Cancer Treatments

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Natural Allopathic Medicine has a potent protocol for breast cancer. I am almost finished with Surviving Breast Cancer and feel compelled to share an important chapter. The Natural Allopathic protocol shines in terms of breast care because so much of its delivery system is transdermal. There are many non-toxic medicinals that can be applied transdermally to the breasts to help them recover from cancer and any other breast disease. Because the breasts are exposed and covered with an ample expanse of skin they are directly accessible in terms of intensive topical/transdermal cancer treatments with safe effective medicines, something that is virtually unknown to contemporary oncologists.

Breast cancer confronts women with the deepest issues of vulnerability and womanhood. There is no cure for breast cancer from the orthodox oncology point of view. “This is the road map for how we might cure breast cancer in the future,” said Dr. Matthew Ellis of Washington University. The New York Times published a piece about a new study that was, according to Ellis, “fundamentally reshaping the scientific understanding of breast cancer.” So far they have not understood or cured this disease that kills 35,000 American women each and every year.

Researchers and patient advocates are still cautioning that it will take years to translate recent insights into transformative new treatments. Women fortunately do not have to wait till they lose their breasts and then their lives for a breast cancer cure. There is a cure for breast cancer if one is willing to bring together an understanding of the body, breasts, toxins, emotional feelings, issues of womanhood including sexuality and nutrition that come together to create the condition of breast cancer. (more…)

Best foods for calming your nervous system

Modern-day living and all the busyness and stress that comes along with it can do a real number on your central nervous system, especially if you are not taking proactive steps to counteract this perpetual negative effect on your body. Rather than feed energy and nutrients into your body’s productive systems, an overtaxed nervous system typically expends most of its resources just trying to defend the body against attack, whether it be in the form of anxiety, panic, or stress, which depletes your energy reserves and potentially even harms your endocrine system. (more…)

The Vagus nerve: Your friend in weight loss and a better mood

It’s no secret that a healthy nervous system is important for well-being and longevity. The spinal nerves are responsible for controlling most of the muscles in your torso, arms, and legs, along with bowel, bladder, and reproductive functions. The cranial nerves reside mostly in the head region and control much of what goes on in the face and neck, but the tenth cranial nerve goes way beyond. The Vagus nerve influences your body and brain more than most people realize. (more…)

Multiple Sclerosis: Environmental Factors and Treatments – Part 1

Introduction
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a neurological disorder affecting anywhere from 250,000 to 450,000 people in the US.1 MS is a chronic inflammatory disease of the central nervous system (CNS) with underlying immune abnormalities.2 The disease is more common in women than men and peaks at age 20 to 40. Multiple sclerosis presents differently in different patients with the symptoms ranging from mild neurological impairments to debilitating deficits of motor, cognitive, and visual function. Multiple sclerosis pathogenesis is believed to involve an autoimmune response within the CNS, resulting in demyelination and axonal injury. Inflammation and demyelination seem to be the primary pathology in the relapsing forms of MS, whereas neurodegeneration seems to dominate in the progressive forms of the disease.3 There is no definitive cause or cure for MS, and multiple etiologies are discussed in the literature. (more…)

Bacteria Respond to Your Hormones: How Stress Feeds Candida

You’re not the only one that can sense stress. The bacteria living in your body can too! Stress signals to bacteria that you are weak and that it is time invade.

Stress is largely perceived.

Stress initiates what is known as your fight-or-flight response, which causes the release of stress hormones like epinephrine from the adrenal gland.

Stress hormones stimulate a feeling of excitement, causing the heart to race and the breath to become quick and shallow.

Adrenal stimulants like caffeine, road rage, traveling across time zones, a fight with your spouse, and even a television program can do the same thing – they can all activate the fight-or-flight signal within the body. (more…)

Adrenal Fatigue

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In my previous article I discussed Susan, a 38-year-old woman with insomnia that gradually increased over the past two years. Her sleeplessness came from adrenal fatigue. Disruption of the adrenal hormones can result in adrenal fatigue, which frequently interferes with sleep. This article about adrenal fatigue explores the hormones involved and the symptoms of this condition so you can recognize it.

Adrenal Gland Hormones And Stress (more…)