Frankincense More Effective Than Chemotherapy In Killing Ovarian Cancer Cells, Study Says

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New research discovered that a cure for ovarian cancer can be found in an aromatic resin that grows in trees in Africa. What is this magical gum? Frankincense.

In an age where cancer is becoming so popular that almost everyone is thinking about how they can protect themselves from cancer risks even at a very young age, the research for prevention should be at the top of health matters. However this isn’t quite the case. While small amounts of overall funding is put into prevention research, larger, yet still small amounts, are being put into finding a cure. Unfortunately, those cures must provide a profitable return for  drug manufacturers should they wish to see the light of day in mainstream practice. (more…)

The Myth of Safe Bio-Identical Hormones and 9 Reasons To Avoid This Toxic Therapy

Promoters of bio-identical hormones claim that they are anti-aging, increase sex drive, prevent cancer and have little to no risks or side effects. After all, when a person doesn’t have enough hormones, the solution is to give them more hormones right? It’s a short-sighted objective based on the far too frequent model of treating symptoms rather than the root causes of illness. Only clever marketing has duped millions of women into thinking that bio-identical hormones are any safer than the toxic FDA-approved hormone replacement products. They are not safe, not natural, and bluntly stated, are disease promoting drugs.

Many women assume that “natural” hormones would be better or safer — but the term “natural” is open to interpretation. Any product whose principal ingredient has an animal, plant, or mineral source is technically natural. It doesn’t matter whether the substance is ground, put into capsules, and sold over the counter — or extracted in a laboratory, manufactured by a pharmaceutical company, and made available only by prescription.

9 REASONS TO AVOID BIO-IDENTICAL HORMONES (more…)

Flax Flash!

LOOKING TO COOL DOWN those blistering hot flashes naturally? You may want to sprinkle some ground flaxseed on your cereal, toss some in your smoothie or grab a flaxseed muffin. Just a little over 1 ounce/day may tame those troubling transient temperature rises. The best news yet, Flaxseeds have a wonderful, nutty taste. In fact, Dr. Hyman has several delicious recipes in his book UltraMetabolism that includes them as a healthy, nutritious ingredient. (more…)

10 Health Benefits of Maca

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Maca ( Lepidium meyenii ) is a plant that has exceptional  nutritional and also medicinal properties. Due to all of the benefits provided it is classified in the category of super food.
Maca root is a source of strength and fertility. Contains vitamins B1, B2, B12 and C, alkaloids, macro and micro nutrients, carbohydrates, protein, fiber, fatty acids, fructose, starch, tannin, sodium, potassium, calcium, copper, zinc, iron, manganese, silicon and magnesium.

Calcium, phosphorus, vitamins B1 and B12, and fatty acids have a beneficial effect on the nervous system, stimulate the appetite and positive impact on digestion. Sterols, calcium and vitamin C from mace help build muscle mass and increase physical endurance. That is why one of maca supplements used by many top athletes.

Maca contains a four unique alkaloids – macaina 1, 2, 3, 4 – not found in any other plant. Alkaloids from maca help in exploiting all the nutrients from the mace that the body needs.

Maca Consuming (more…)

Estrogen Dominance: Is It Affecting Your Health?

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When researchers from l’Universite de Montreal recently tested the waters of the St. Lawrence River downstream of Montreal, they discovered levels of estrogen 90 times the normal rate. These estrogens were both the natural type (estradiol) occurring in all women and men, and synthetic estrogens, like the ones found in some contraceptive medications and medications used in hormone replacement therapy.

Although the original reason for the research study was to determine the cause of changes in the reproductive organs of fish, there are implications for humans as well. As many as one-third of a species of minnows in that portion of the St. Lawrence River were found to be developing ovaries within their testes. (more…)

Natural Solutions to Estrogen Dominance

The WideSpread Problem with Estrogen Dominance:

Aging and high levels of physical, chemical and emotional stress are associated with the loss of progesterone in women and testosterone in men. When these key hormones are depleted it causes a state of estrogen dominance. This state of estrogen dominance is one of the major factors associated with degenerative disease processes.

“As a species, we`re on a fast track to extinction,” says Ori Hofmekler, author of The Anti-Estrogenic Diet. “In the past few decades, men have lost 50% of their sperm count and within only one generation, the average man’s sperm count and testosterone have dropped by 20%. Women are no better. Staggering figures show that most women today are suffering from female disorders and three out of ten women between the ages of 35 to 60 will develop breast cancer.” (more…)

Dr. Christiane Northrup’s Top Tips for Women’s Breast Health

 

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  • Over the past 30 years, an estimated 1.3 million American women have been overdiagnosed with breast cancer that posed no threat to their life. In 2008, an estimated 70,000 women were overdiagnosed with breast cancer in the US, which accounts for 31 percent of all breast cancers diagnosed that year
  • According to Dr. Northrup, women who tend to be most at risk for breast cancer are those who have difficulty nurturing themselves and receiving pleasure. Nurturing self-love and self-acceptance is an important part of creating optimal health, especially for women
  • Dr. Northrup’s Top 10 health tips for women include: getting enough sleep, meditation and positive affirmations, practicing self-love and self-acceptance, exercising regularly, breathing properly, optimizing your vitamin D levels, cultivating your social life, taking Epsom salt baths, and keeping a gratitude journal

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Dixie Mills, MD, FACS

What is estrogen dominance? (It’s probably not what you think!)

by Dixie Mills, MD, FACS

I sometimes feel sorry for estrogen. It gets a bad rap for so many things. Women hear that too much estrogen causes breast disease (my specialty), and too little causes everything from hot flashes to hair loss in menopause. I also hear from many women with concerns about “estrogen dominance” — a state of high estrogen levels blamed for a wide range of distressing symptoms as well as fibroids, endometriosis, hypothyroidism and breast cancer, too.

While excessive estrogen can lead to problems, it’s a little more complicated than simply “too much estrogen.” To manage all your symptoms, it’s important to understand how your individual estrogen levels are related to your other hormones — particularly progesterone and testosterone. For example:

Some signs & symptoms of high estrogen-to-progesterone ratio

  • Unwanted hair growth
  • Irritability
  • Breast tenderness
  • Water retention
  • Weight gain
  • Cyclical migraines
  • Headaches
  • Mood swings
  • Skin outbreaks
  • Digestive imbalance
  • Fuzzy thinking
  • Irregular periods / anovulatory cycles
  • Breakthrough bleeding, spotting

Some conditions associated with relatively high (or “unopposed”) estrogen levels (more…)

What is estrogen dominance and its dangers

Energy FoodAging and high levels of physical, chemical and emotional stress are associated with the loss of progesterone in women and testosterone in men. When these key hormones are depleted it causes a state of “estrogen dominance”. This state of estrogen dominance is one of the major factors associated with degenerative disease.

“As a species, we’re on a fast track to extinction,” says Ori Hofmekler, author of The Anti-Estrogenic Diet. “In the past few decades, men have lost 50 percent of their sperm count and within only one generation, the average man’s sperm count and testosterone have dropped by 20 percent. Women are no better. Staggering figures show that most women today are suffering from female disorders and three out of ten women between the ages of 35 to 60 will develop breast cancer.” (more…)