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Nine Essential Oils That Fight Cancer, Boost Immunity & Improve Feelings Of Well-Being

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In the United States there are only two approved treatments for cancer;these include radiation treatment and chemotherapy. This is a shame given the fact that a number of people are having success using alternative treatments. Despite that fact, this type of route for cancer treatment is still very shunned by the mainstream medical community, but it doesn’t make much sense as to why.

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It doesn’t make sense because chemotherapy statistics show that it’s only 2 (approximate) percent effective towards 5 year survival. It’s been known for a very long time that that Oncologists, doctors who recommend cancer treatments, have varied in their willingness to undergo cancer therapies, as illustrated in a study published by the British Journal of Medicine (source) more than a decade ago. In 1985, a survey found that only about one-third of physicians and oncology nurses would have consented to chemotherapy for non-small-cell lung cancer. Today, willingness to undergo cancer treatment by doctors who prescribe it is still lacking, although a decent percentage would undergo treatment, many have still stated that they would not, but there is not much research available since the studies that were conducted many years ago.

These doctors are not alone in their thoughts, as the increase in patients refusing traditional cancer treatment continues to increase. (source) A very recent study showing that approximately 90 percent of doctors would refuse cancer treatment if they were terminally ill, meaning that their disease is perceived as incurable and they were expected to pass away. (source)

As mentioned above, although chemotherapy has saved lives, it’s also done the opposite, and  it has an extremely low success rate. The medical community continues to ignore other available treatments that people are having success with. If we look at these treatments and the statistics for them, we won’t find anything. If a study was done examining the success rate of alternative treatments, it would no doubt, in my opinion, be higher than the success rate of chemotherapy. This type of statistic would absolutely destroy the cancer industry.

The idea that conventional cancer treatment is rarely effective and exists primarily for the benefit of the cancer industry itself is not far fetched. It’s hard on the body, and in many cases cancer stem cells are generated by the therapy itself, which are resistant to conventional therapy. In breast cancer, radiation treatment just drives breast cancer cells into greater malignancy and can make them up to 30 times more malignant. (source)

When it comes to actual cancer research, Ph.d, and two time Nobel Prize winner in chemistry, Linus Pauling said it best when he stated that “everyone should know that most cancer research is largely a fraud, and that the major cancer research organizations are derelict in their duties to the people who support them. (source)

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Here is another great quote to get my point across, this time from Ralph Moss, Ph.D., as quoted by John Diamond, M.D., and Lee Cowden, M.D. in Alternative Medicine, in their book: The Definitive Guide To Cancer

The field of U.S. cancer care is organized around a medical monopoly that ensures a continuous flow of money to the pharmaceutical companies, medical technology firms, research institutes, and government agencies such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Cancer institute (NCI) and quasi-public organizations such as the American Cancer Society (ACD)

As mentioned earlier, despite the fact that many doctors would refuse conventional treatment, when confronted with a cancer patient they have no choice but to offer it, regardless of their beliefs, which they do not share. Not recommending these treatments could lead to a lawsuit and a loss of medical license. Doesn’t seem quite right does it?

Lorraine Jeanette day is one example out of many, a former orthopaedic trauma surgeon and Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at San Francisco. She did her research, used alternative treatment and now is a heavy promoter of alternative cancer treatments.

The list goes on and on, whether it’s specific constituents within cannabis, which have shown to annihilate cancer cells for decades, or something else, these treatments have been working for some people, but not all. Just as with chemotherapy, people can pass away by selecting the alternative route. But ask yourself this, if so many other substances, like cannabis, have shown to have tremendous antitumoral properties, why aren’t there any  clinical trials being conducted? When a pharmaceutical drug shows half as much promise, clinical trials are set up right away.

These are few things to thing about when it comes to cancer treatment in general, and despite the constant ridicule by the mainstream medical industry about ‘alternative’ cancer treatments, they do show promise, and I believe, much more promise than chemotherapy. Below is a great video by Kimberly Carter Gamble that illustrates what many people are feeling today.

12 Essential Oils That Can Help Fight Cancer, Boost Immunity and Improve Feelings Of Well-Being.

***Some of the studies cited here are in vivo, others are in vitro. We need to talk more about cancer prevention, and it’s well established in scientific literature that there are certain dietary changed you can make to drastically reduce your chances of contracting cancer. These measures including incorporating more cancer killing organic fruits and vegetables into your diet on a daily basis, exercise, and more. Below is a list of nine essential oils you can also use, but it requires much more and you need to do your research. 

Numerous studies have pointed out how more people are turning towards these methods for cancer prevention and treatment, which is why, although they show promise, much more research is needed to find out more about different cancer, dosages, etc.

Here is a great publication to illustrate what I mean:

Essential Oils and Their Constituents as Anticancer Agent: A Mechanistic View 

Black Pepper

When peper was tested independently, in was shown to exhibit anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anticancer activities in cell studies. Research has also found that pipeline in combination with green tea (polyphenol epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), it increases the bioavailability of EGCG.

According to Joshua Lambert, PhD, Associate Professor of Food Science at Penn State University and lead researcher in the study, they found that when they gave mice EGCG together with pepper, they could increase the amount of compound that got into the blood and into some of the tissues compared to just giving them EGCG alone.They have a study going on right now that AICR funded where they are studying human subjects looking at the same bioavailability markers and they are seeing improved bioavailability in people. (source)

The pepper dose used was 230 mg, just one-eight of a teaspoon of black pepper.

Cinnamon

Dozens of papers have been published outlining cinnamaldehyde’s ability to inhibit tumour cell death and cancer cell apoptosis. This number could be in the hundreds. A simple google search of scholarly articles and publications regarding cinnamon and its anti-cancer properties will make this clear.

Clove

One study points out how “spices, active ingredients of Indian cooking, may play important roles in prevention and treatment of various cancers.” It’s not the only one to do so, and this is well established in scientific literature. Clove oil actually contains up to 30 x more anti-oxidants than blueberries, which helps reduce free radical damage. Another study showed how “clove has different capacity to cause cell death in various cancerous cell lines of human origin.” (source)

Oregano

Oregano extract has been shown to “lead to growth arrest and cell death in a dose- and time-dependent manner” in colon cancer cells. A phytochemical in oregano, carnosol, has also been “evaluated for anti-cancer property in prostate, breast, skin, leukemia, and colon cancer with promising results.” Oregano extract has also been shown to have anti-timor effects on metazoic breast cancer cells lines. (source)(source)

It also provides antioxidants that boost the immune system, and has one of the highest antioxidant activity ratings, with 42 time more than that of an apple .

Cardamom

Here is a good publication that has a section of Cardamom, it outline several health benefits from inhibiting chemical carcinogenesis  to its known antioxidant properties.  It’s also been shown to have anti-cancer properties as well, which is illustrated by multiple studies.  Here is one of them.

Fennel

A plant-based herb whose bulb doubles as a vegetable packed with nutritional value. As an herb, fennel has been used for decades both as a spice in the preparation of various meals and even medicinally as a cure for various ailments. Combined with its use as a vegetable fennel has been linked to help with respiratory disorders, menstrual disorders, colic, indigestion and eye care just to name a few.

One study pointed out how the extract showed “remarkable anticancer potential against a breast cancer cell line and liver cancer cell line. It also showed strong free radical-scavenging activity.” (source)

Another outlines how “compiled data indicate their efficacy in several in vitro and in vivo pharmacological properties such as antimicrobial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antimutagenic, antinociceptive, antipyretic, antispasmodic, antithrombotic, apoptotic, cardiovascular, chemomodulatory, antitumor, hepatoprotective, hypoglycemic, hypolipidemic, and memory enhancing property.” (source)

Frankincense

Frankincense has been shown to kill bladder, breast, and skin cancer cells.

One study found that:

“Frankincense essential oils prepared by hydrodistillation of gum resins from Boswellia species contain complex chemical constituents and possess anti-cancer activity. Frankincense essential oil activates arrays of genes and pathways that suppress the growth and induce the apoptosis of established human cancer cell lines of different tissue origins. Besides boswellic acids, frankincense essential oil-induced anti-proliferative and pro-apoptotic activities in tumour cells may result from high-molecular-weight compound.”  

Thyme

Wild thyme has been used to induce cell death in breast cancer cells. After 72 hours of treatment, thyme essential oil killed 98 percent of human breast cancer cells, with researchers concluding wild thyme “may be a promising candidate in the development of novel therapeutic drugs for breast cancer treatment.” This is one example of a study where thyme has shown anti-tumoral properties. (source)

Rosemary

Research has shown that rosemary can help prevent cancer and other age-related diseases. It has caffein acid and rosemarinic acid, which are moth powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agents. They help protect the body’s cells from damage by free radicals, as do the the substances mentioned above. It’s also rich in carnosol, which has been found to detoxify substance that can initiate the breast=cancer process. It’s also very rich in vitamin E. (source)

Clary Sage

Clary sage has been shown anticancer effects against breast cancer cells lines, lung cancer cell lines,  and prostate cancer cell lines. (source). It also causes  direct anti-cancer cytotoxicity in subcutaneous tumour bearing mice. (source)

 

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Boy or Girl – Baby Gender Selection Issues

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Some parents have the possibility to opt for gender selection; however, being able to decide whether to have a baby boy or girl is a controversial issue.

Many couples expecting a baby do not think it’s a big issue whether they have a boy or a girl; however there are several medical, social, and personal reasons that could influence parents to recur to some form of gender selection.

Like many other controversial practices, the legality of gender selection, also known as sex selection, varies from country to country.

The Legality of Baby Gender Selection

The United States has perhaps some of the most relaxed laws regarding baby gender selection in the world. Most European countries and Australia, on the other hand, have bans on sex selection and only allow it for medical reasons. For example, if a parent is a carrier of a mutation or gene with more chances of manifesting itself in a certain gender, baby gender selection is valid. However, if parents simply wish to balance the ratio of boys and girls in their family, they are not allowed to recur to sex selection.

This has generated a form of medical tourism in which couples from countries where gender selection is illegal, like the UK, travel to the US in order to be able to choose whether to have a baby boy or girl.

On the other hand, sex selection is illegal in the two most populated countries on Earth, China and India. In these countries, baby gender selection has been performed clandestinely for many years and for reasons other than family balancing or avoiding genetic diseases. In these societies, having a baby boy is preferred mainly for cultural and economic reasons. Parents believe that boys have better chances of earning income and eventually support them when they reach an old age.

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Methods of Baby Gender Selection

There are two major types of gender selection methods: the first one is called sperm sorting, and involves separating X-chromosome sperm from Y-chromosome sperm by flow cytometry, a purification technique in which chromosomes are suspended in a stream of sperm and identified by an electronic detector before being separated. Intra-uterine insemination or in-vitro fertilization can then be performed with the enriched sperm. The success rates for this method vary from 80% to 93%.

The other method, called pre-implantation genetic diagnosis, consists in generating several embryos through in-vitro fertilization, which are then genetically tested to determine a baby’s gender. The chosen embryos can then be implanted. This method has a success rate of almost 100%; however, it can be quite expensive, costing up to $15,000.

Issues Regarding Baby Gender Selection

While there are few objections against baby gender selection when it is performed for medical reasons, it has become a highly controversial issue when it is used for balancing the number of boys or girls in families. Some people raise the obvious ethical question of whether people who opt for gender selection are “playing God” by manipulating whether to have a baby boy or girl. Others believe that new parents will raise a baby more appropriately if he or she belongs to their preferred gender.

Gender Imbalance Caused by Baby Gender Selection

Gender selection has caused demographic concern in China and India since it has contributed to generate a gender imbalance in the populations of those countries. In some regions of China, for example, the sex ratio for newborns is 118:100, boys to girls. This phenomenon has in turn been associated with social problems such as an increase in violence and prostitution.

It seems like a logical solution for governments around the globe to legalize baby gender selection but to analyze the personal reasons why each couple intends to select a baby boy or girl. Gender selection for medical reasons should even be encouraged, since it could prevent serious genetic diseases such as cystic fibrosis, Huntington’s disease, and Haemophilia A. Balancing the gender ratio of a family should be accepted if by doing this, a healthy family environment is created. On the other hand, China and India have shown that baby gender selection as a result of a bias towards a particular gender can not only create a gender imbalance in the population, but contribute to social problems as well.

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Organic Certification: What the USDA Organic Label Means

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In Brief

  • The Facts:

    Organic and natural labels mean different things, and various types of labels tells you what percentage of ingredients are actually organic. We'll explore what to look for.

  • Reflect On:

    Do you sometimes buy products thinking they are organic or fully natural based on their wording? Have you later found out that those products aren't natural or organic at all? Read labels more closely at grocery stores to be aware.

Don’t get conned by fraudulent claims of “natural” or “organic.” Learn what to look for, and why it’s important, to ensure you’re getting the quality you are paying for.

The industrial age of the 20th century brought about changing agricultural practices that have generated increasing alarm about the effects of these practices on the environment and health. The use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides, antibiotics, hormones, irradiated and genetically altered food and fiber products has created a groundswell of rightful concern. It has led to the growing demand for non-toxic, organic products that many are willing to pay a higher price for to ensure the healthful purity of food and clothing provided for their families.

With such profit opportunities, it’s little wonder that the lucrative organic product market has suffered abuse with so-called “organic” labels being fraudulently placed on products that have not earned the right. As a result of pressure from farming and consumer groups, legislation for the standardization of organic certification was introduced in the 1980s. It has been updated to include more vigorous enforcement and control methods since, with the current standards established in 2002 by the USDA.

The Standards of USDA Organic Certification

Specific standards must be met in order to legally claim a product as USDA certified organic. Organic producers must utilize methods that conserve water, maximize soil health, and reduce air pollution. The specific standards to earn USDA organic certification include:

Free of synthetic chemicals such as insecticides, herbicides, fertilizers, hormones, antibiotics, and additives

Free from irradiation and genetically modified organisms

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Agricultural products grown on land that has been free of prohibited substances for a period of three years

Animals used for meat, eggs, milk or other animal products must be exclusively fed foods that are organically grown, may not be given antibiotics or hormones, and must have access to outdoors.

Clean and sanitized harvesting and processing equipment throughout the process from harvest to finished, packaged product

Detailed chain-of-handling records from the field through final sales

Physical separation of certified organic products from non-organic products throughout the process of production

Regular on-site inspections from USDA-approved inspectors to ensure compliance

Understanding the Certified Organic Label

Once the rigorous process of certification has been completed, organic producers may place the USDA certified organic seal on their products. Currently, there are four levels of certified organic products, with a specific definition of the percentage of organic ingredients the final products contains. They are as follows:

• 100% organic: all production methods and ingredients are USDA certified organic.

• Organic: at least 95% of the production methods and ingredients are USDA certified organic with remaining ingredients included on the National List of allowed ingredients.

• Made With Organic Ingredients: at least 70% of the ingredients are USDA certified organic with remaining ingredients included on the National List of allowed ingredients.

• No organic wording or seal: less than 70% of the ingredients are USDA certified organic and no claims may be made on the front or back of the product.

Manufacturers or producers who knowingly label a product “organic” when it does not meet the USDA standards are subject to fines up to $11,000 per violation.

Why Organic Certification is Important

When you see the official USDA organic certification seal on food, clothing, and bedding products, you can be assured that these products have met the meticulous standards required and are free of chemicals, toxins, antibiotics, and hormones. When you see the USDA certified organic label, you will understand the value of the higher priced organic products as compared to non-organically produced products.

With the current stringent organic certification requirements enforced by regular inspections from USDA accredited agents, the USDA certified organic label has great meaning and importance to the consumer. Look for the label to know that you are getting the quality you are paying for.

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WHO Finds Global Lack Of Inactivity Rising Especially In Wealthier Countries — What You Can Do

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  • The Facts:

    Inactivity is on the rise and it's the cause of a wide range of health concerns. Our population is only becoming more inactive, not less, and it's time to change that.

  • Reflect On:

    There are many factors of our modern world that make us less active. Our jobs, driving rather than walking/biking, too much screen time. What can you do differently to bring more activity into your life? What story stops you from starting?

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that more than a quarter of the entire population on this planet are not getting enough physical exercise, this number has barely improved since 2001. There are many factors that contribute to this, but just how much damage are we doing by failing to be active?

The lack of physical exercise raises the risk of many health problems, such as heart disease, type-2 diabetes and various types of cancers.

Interestingly, according to their study published in The Lancet Global Health, higher income countries, such as the UK, were among the least active population. Women were also found to be more sedentary throughout the world, excluding two regions in Asia.

The study looked at self-reported data on activity levels from 358 population based surveys covering 168 countries and included 1.9 million people.

The populations of higher income countries, which include the UK and USA showed an increase in the proportion of inactive people and had actually risen from 32% in 2001 to 37% in 2016, in the lower income countries it remained at 16%.

Those who were classified as inactive did less than 150 minutes of moderate exercise and around 75 minutes of intense activity per week.

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It was found that women were less active than men overall, except for in South and Central Asia, the Middle East, North Africa and higher-income Western countries. The authors believe that this was caused by a few different factors including extra childcare duties and cultural perspectives that may have made it more difficult for them to exercise.

Why More Inactivity In Wealthier Countries?

According to the researchers, in the wealthier countries, many of the jobs have transitioned to more office or desk jobs, meaning a more sedentary type of lifestyle. On top of that much of the population of these countries drive automobiles or take public transit to and from work which in many cases accounts for a lot of their time.

In the lower income countries, many of the jobs require the people to be more active, are physically demanding and people often have to walk to and from their jobs.

The WHO has had a goal to reduce the global levels of inactivity by 10% by 2025, the authors of the study feel that at the rate we are currently going, this target will be missed.

Lead author of the study, Dr. Regina Guthold said, “Unlike other major global health risks, levels of insufficient physical activity are not falling worldwide, on average, and over a quarter of all adults are not reaching the recommended levels of physical activity for good health.”

Regions with increasing levels of insufficient physical activity are a major concern for public health and the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases.”

Co-author, Dr. Fiona Bull added, “Addressing these inequalities in physical activity levels between men and women will be critical to achieving global activity targets and will require interventions to promote and improve women’s access to opportunities that are safe, affordable and culturally acceptable.”

According to the WHO,

Exercise guidelines for 19- to 64-year-olds

How much?

  • at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity every week
  • strength exercises on two or more days a week that work all the major muscles
  • break up long periods of sitting with light activity

What is moderate aerobic activity?

  • Walking fast, water aerobics, riding a bike on level ground or with a few hills, doubles tennis, pushing a lawn mower, hiking, skateboarding, rollerblading, volleyball, basketball

What counts as vigorous activity?

  • Jogging or running, swimming fast, riding a bike fast or on hills, singles tennis, football, rugby, skipping rope, hockey, aerobics, gymnastics, martial arts

What activities strengthen muscles?

  • lifting weights, working with resistance bands, doing exercises that use your own body weight, such as push-ups and sit-ups, heavy gardening, such as digging and shovelling, yoga

What activities are both aerobic and muscle-strengthening?

  • circuit training, aerobics, running, football, rugby, netball, hockey

Final Thoughts

I was surprised to see that the WHO didn’t touch on inactivity due to too much screen time — watching television, Netflix, Facebook scrolling, messaging, texting, browsing etc. Certainly, the increase in screen time plays a roll with the amount of inactivity, especially in the higher income countries. If you are someone who spends too much time staring at a screen, then it is important to consider the above information. Can you limit your screen time and replace it with something active? Or would you consider jumping rope, or rebounding while watching the television? Our health is our greatest wealth and having awareness about an issue is the first way to create change and take responsibility for our lives.

Could you walk or bike to work instead of drive? What about trying a new sport? Could you commit to adding a few hours each week of physical activity? These small decisions could have a profound impact on your health, longevity and overall well-being.

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