Gut Flora and Cancer – The Link Exposed!

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Let’s talk about your gut flora and cancer! You may not realize just how important your bowel condition (known as the microbiome) is to cancer prevention.

Spoiler Alert: Gut Health is Critical

A friend of mine recently pointed out an article in Bloomberg’s Business News that shows mainstream science is finally catching on to what I’ve been saying for a decade about gut health! The results of their data shocked the researchers with Roche AstraZeneca, but I wanted to do a face-palm!

Your good gut flora will help you prevent and fight cancer. That’s a fact.

Cultivating beneficial gut bacteria is your first line of defense against cancer and many other serious diseases. It does this by boosting your immune system at the places you’re almost always hit first with − toxins, heavy metals, parasites, fungi, and harmful bacteria.

Nurturing the system that protects you from so many layers of possible invasion of foreign contaminants should be common sense. But you’d be shocked how many in the medical community don’t recognize the importance of the gastrointestinal system in total health.

The man who heads up Roche’s cancer immunotherapy research, Daniel Chen, said, “Five years ago, if you had asked me about bacteria in your gut playing an important role in your systemic immune response, I probably would have laughed it off.”

And so many have, again and again, while doctors like me wanted to shake them and yell, “How can you not understand the science of this? How can you not see the connection between gut health and cancer (and heart disease, neurodegenerative disease, chronic pain…)?”

The Role of Your Immune System Against Cancer

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Top 5 Secret Weapons for Managing Stress

Top 5 Secret Weapons for Managing Stress

Originally published on thedempsterclinic.com.

Gone are the days where we don’t look at the mind body connection. The more research that rolls out the more we see it as the ABSOLUTE connection needed to bridge the gap not only for treatment of, but also in prevention of the many diseases including chronic stress.

I want to share a personal story with you. This past year has been one filled with many incredible blessings, memories, beautiful and hilarious moments. It has also been the most stressful 12 months of my life.

This past year I have been extremely fortunate to be one of the co-founders/co-hosts of the Mental Wellness Summit – the first of its kind online summit featuring 33 of the best and brightest minds in the forum of mental health and wellness; an event that is going to help re-shape our approach to mental health and wellness. And, the beautiful irony of it all – I’ve never had more stress to deal with!

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3 Secret Weapons Against Stress, Inflammation, and Insomnia

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Stress, inflammation, and lack of sleep shorten your telomeres—which can shorten your life.
Three protectors help you overcome the effects.
You probably already know that inflammation, stress, and lack of sleep aren’t good for you. You may not know, however, that these things have a huge impact on your cells.

More specifically, they all affect the length of your telomeres—which can actually affect the length of your life.

What are Telomeres?

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The 10 Best Stress Relieving Foods

What it Feels like to be Stressed Out!

Feeling stressed? Get some exercise! It’s one of nature’s most underutilized activities and perhaps one of the most effective and natural stress reducers. Studies consistently indicate that exercise is a helpful tool for alleviating stress and improving overall mood. [1] However, exercise is only one component of a healthy lifestyle. Your diet also plays an important role in how your body reacts to stress. While a general healthy diet devoid of processed foods is ideal for promoting good health, some foods are better than others in the way they combat stress. Here are the top 10 best stress-relieving foods that can easily be incorporated into any diet.

 

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New Trigger of Alzheimer’s Identified: Stress

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The connections between stress and physical and mental health are undeniable. Studies have found links between acute and/or chronic stress and a wide variety of health issues.

This includes reduced immune function, increased inflammation, high blood pressure, and alterations in your brain chemistry, blood sugar levels and hormonal balance, just to name a few.

According to recent research, stress also appears to be related to onset of Alzheimer’s disease, which currently afflicts about 5.4 million Americans, including one in eight people aged 65 and over.1

It is projected that Alzheimer’s will affect one in four Americans in the next 20 years, rivaling the current prevalence of obesity and diabetes. There is still no known cure for this devastating disease, and very few treatments. Alzheimer’s drugs are often of little to no benefit, which underscores the importance of prevention throughout your lifetime.

Fortunately, there’s compelling research showing that your brain has great plasticity and capacity for regeneration, which you control through your diet and lifestyle choices.

Avoiding gluten and casein, or wheat and dairy primarily, appears to be of critical importance, as is making sure you’re getting plenty of healthful fats (including demonized saturated fats). Casein is the primary protein found in dairy, and can be problematic for dairy intolerant individuals. However, it’s also found in human breast milk. Additionally, raw dairy is generally well tolerated by casein sensitive individuals, but contraindicated for those with a severe allergy.

Fasting also has a remarkably beneficial influence on your brain health. At the end of this article, I share my best tips for maintaining healthy brain function well into old age.

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Ashwagandha can cure insomnia and anxiety

Ashwagandha Cures Insomnia” hspace= Given the relentless pace and pressures of modern life, it’s not surprising that conditions such as anxiety and insomnia are at near epidemic levels. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control notes that between 50 and 70 million American adults currently suffer from sleep disorders.

In addition to causing impaired concentration and daytime fatigue, sleep disorders exact a grim toll in increased automobile and industrial accidents, as well as raising your risk for dangerous conditions such high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes, depression and cancer.

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Maca Treats Infertility, Sexual Dysfunction and Anxiety

http://cdn.wellnessmama.com/wp-content/uploads/Uses-and-Benefits-of-Maca.jpgMaca (Lepidium meyenii) is a plant that grows only at 4,000 feet above sea level in the central Peruvian Andes.  Maca is consumed by both men and women for its nutritional and medicinal properties, which have been documented to include:

* Increases sperm count

*Shrinks enlarged prostates

*Increases libido

*Treats erectile dysfunction

*Aids in overall sexual functioning

*Treats symptoms of menopause and postmenopause

*Reduces anxiety

But maca is more than a new darling in the research lab. It has stood the test of time, with anecdotal information passed from generation to generation since pre-recorded history. Besides improving sexual health, maca is a true adaptogen and known to increase stamina, memory and outlook.

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