1. [Urgent] THIS med given to cancer patients could SKYROCKET stroke risk

    There's a drug out there that's used across the nation to help some of our SICKEST and WEAKEST patients cope with one of the WORST side effects of cancer care.

    But the TRULY sickening thing ISN'T the treatment.

    And it's not the cancer.

    It's what this drug could do to you!

    A new report shows how patients given a med to fight nausea could face something a whole lot WORSE than the heaves…

    And, in some cases, even worse than the cancer itself.

    It could lead DIRECTLY to one of the nation's TOP CAUSES of both disability and death.

    Most patients have HEARD the horror stories of cancer treatment… and they EXPECT the side effects.

    But when they hit…

    When you actually FEEL them firsthand…

    You realize pretty quick that NOTHING you've heard has TRULY prepared you for the nightmare you just stepped into.

    The most common and often most debilitating side effect of conventional cancer care is constant, chronic nausea.

    In some cases, you can't go ANYWHERE without a bucket!

    It can make it impossible to make plans… do stuff… and even just handle normal activity…

    Including showing up for treatment.

    Docs often prescribe a class of medication called antidopaminergic antiemetics for cancer patients with severe nausea (as well as for other, non-cancer patients with other issues, such as migraines).

    But you don't want these meds for ANY reason -- because the new study finds they can MORE THAN TRIPLE your risk of an ischemic stroke!

    That's the most common form of stroke, where clots form and clog up the pipes to your brain… cutting off the supply of blood.

    That can lead to severe damage… including permanent problems and in some cases even death.

    Men face a higher risk than women here.

    And two drugs in particular – metopimazine and metoclopramide – appear to present the BIGGEST danger.

    But whether you're a guy or a gal, you want to avoid ALL drugs in this class…

    Especially since you have another option.

    There's a widely known treatment for nausea that's proven to work, even in cancer patients… but most docs won't even MENTION it.

    It's ginger.

    Cook with it… get some ginger chews… or even sip some ginger ale (this is just about the ONLY time you'll ever hear me suggest a soda).

    Ginger is safe and delicious – but if you hate the taste, ginger capsules are readily available.

    It works wonders for nausea… and it won't give anyone a stroke.

    In fact, it's a very mild blood thinner… so ginger could actually help IMPROVE circulation, instead of causing a blockage.

    Now, if you do ever find yourself suffering from a stroke for ANY reason, remember that EVERY second counts.

    Don't wait – get help right away.

  2. [Game-changer?] Big Pharma may not be THRILLED about new cancer research

    There’s nothing in this world more profitable than cancer.

    And if you don’t believe me… watch what happens whenever someone finds a cheap option.

    They’ll run you outta town on a rail!

    Just look at the pioneers of natural cancer therapies.

    They’ve been MOCKEDSUEDSHUT DOWN… and even CHASED right out of the country.

    Well, friend, you gotta wonder how long it’ll be before they TURN on one of their own.

    Because the latest research reveals an OTC drug that COULD be the next great cancer therapy

    And it’s not just cheap.

    It’s SO cheap… you can get it right now on Amazon for about 18 cents a dose.

    This new study makes it crystal-clear that not EVERY great cancer treatment needs to be some sickening therapy that costs and arm and a leg.

    There are simple, cheap and downright effective ways to beat the disease…

    But you’ll NEVER hear about them from a mainstream oncologist promoting the “sick care” system of PROFITING off your misery.

    Luckily, you’ve got me elbowing my way in to share EVERY piece of news you need to hear.

    The 18-cent cancer treatment hiding in plain sight

    Scientists believe there’s a potentially powerful cancer treatment hiding in the drug loperamide, which you might know by another name…


    Yeah, the diarrhea stuff. How wild is that?

    Now, the form that turns out to be the most effective against cancer may not be QUITE as cheap as the 18-cent stuff on Amazon…

    But that DOES give you some idea of how inexpensive it could be.

    Especially compared to existing cancer drugs… or the latest “breakthroughs” that Big Pharma tends to come up with (of course carrying a shockingly high price tag).

    And especially when you consider that it’s potentially effective against one of DEADLIEST forms of the disease.

    Friend, we’re talking about glioblastoma -- what you and I call “brain cancer.”

    The new study finds that loperamide could tell cancer cells that otherwise WON’T die that it’s time to KISS OFF.

    Even if you’ve never been diagnosed with this disease, you know how it works.

    If cancer cells keep on chugging along… the cancer grows and spreads. And if you can’t find a way for cancer cells to DIE… they might just KILL you!

    OK, now for the reality check.

    This is early research -- not a human clinical trial.

    And even if loperamide really DOES work… odds are you can’t just pop some poop pills and cure your cancer.

    They’ll obviously need to figure out the best way to get this stuff to the tumor to fight the disease…

    And that opens the door to all kinds of shenanigans.

    The industry’s favorite move is making a little chemical tweak that allows them to patent it all over again – and once they do, they sky’s the limit for how much they can charge.

    Their next favorite trick… if there’s no chance to win a patent and turn a big profit… is the sad and quiet announcement in a few months that it turns out they were wrong.

    This stuff doesn’t work against cancer after all they might say (even if it does).

    But that’s down the road a piece.

    Let’s look a little closer to home – let’s look at your options RIGHT HERE and RIGHT NOW.

    Whichever form of cancer you have, get a second opinion from a naturopathic physician experienced in the cancer therapies you WON’T hear about from the mainstream.

    The options he might offer you could include…

    Some of them can beat cancer on their own. Some of them can work to fight the cancer in tandem with a mainstream treatment.

    And some – especially that IVC – can also help limit the side effects of chemo and radiation, too.

    In Your Corner,

    Dr. Allan Spreen

    P.S. Mainstream docs have gotten SPOOKED by how many Americans have discovered the truth about cancer. What are they so afraid of?

    Click here to find out why the jig is up.

  3. Is a drug for your DOG hiding a CANCER MIRACLE?!?!

    They want you to TRUST them… LISTEN to them… and BELIEVE them… Especially when you’re locked in a life-or-death battle with cancer. And they really, really, REALLY don’t want you to think for yourself! “Trust us,” the mainstream experts all insist. “If there’s a better way to beat cancer, we’ll let you know.” Well, friend, that trust has been SHATTERED…...
  4. How to FIGHT DIRTY against cancer… and WIN!

    Sometimes you’ve gotta fight dirty to win – especially when you’re fighting a dirty enemy. And inside your body, there’s no cell that fights dirtier than cancer cells. They use EVERY trick in the book to hide… grow… spread… and kill. But today, I’m going to give you the weapon you need to fight back… And it’s something that EVERY...
  5. The cancer SHOCKER that’s got doctors SPOOKED

    The mainstream is running scared! They’re NOT terrified of a new disease. They’re NOT worried about hurting patients with the side effects of their sickening meds. And they’re certainly NOT scared of an FDA slap on the wrist. But there’s one thing they’re absolutely terrified of… and they just admitted it out loud for perhaps the very first time. They’re...
  6. Study links BPA to obesity in kids

    Is this common chemical making your kids fat? When does incompetence cross the line into negligence? You don't need to look any further than the FDA's handling of the bisphenol (BPA) crisis for the answer to that question. They hurtled across that line at top speed years ago. Make no mistake...BPA, a synthetic chemical found in consumer products ranging from aluminum cans to cash register receipts, is a threat to your health. This is a fact with a stack of research backing it up. Yet, the FDA refuses to acknowledge the danger. Sure, after years of pressure they finally caved this year and banned the chemical from children's sippy cups and baby bottles. Too bad it was an empty gesture. The truth is parents had wised up long ago, and were buying BPA-free products for their babies long before the ban. Since there wasn't a market for the BPA-tainted baby bottles and sippy cups anymore, most manufacturers had already stopped making them anyway. And besides, despite its own ban the FDA still refuses to acknowledge that BPA actually poses a threat to health. In fact, they're so confident that it isn't a threat that they decided not to ban the creepy chemical in aluminum cans and other food packaging. Talk about a muddled message. The devil is in the details The problem with BPA is that it's a low-grade estrogen...or estrogen-mimic. Your body simply can't tell the difference between it and the "real stuff." And since you're being exposed to bits of BPA all the time, all those little bits can add up to a big problem. Studies have shown it can wreak havoc with your metabolism and endocrine system. In fact, research has already revealed an association between BPA and infertility, sexual dysfunction, cancer, heart disease, adult obesity, and neurological disorders. And studies linking the chemical to certain markers of sexual maturity have raised concerns about it playing a role in girls reaching puberty so much earlier these days. (Not a threat?! Come on, are you even paying attention here FDA?!?) Now a frightening new study has found a link between BPA and obesity in children and teens. The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, used a sample of nearly 3,000 kids and teens between the ages of 6 and 19. After reviewing the children's BPA levels the researchers found that the kids with the highest levels of urinary BPA were 2.6 times more likely to be obese than those with the lowest levels. Caucasian kids had it worst, being five times more likely to be obese when they had high BPA levels. But African-American kids still had an elevated risk, and were 1.25 times more likely to be obese when their BPA levels were elevated. And with kids being exposed to BPA since before they're even born these days, it's easy to see why these findings are so concerning. BPA is bad news Now no one is suggesting that BPA is the sole cause of obesity. As I've explained before, obesity is a complex problem with no single cause. Diet (poor ones) and exercise (lack of it) of course, both, have starring roles to play in the epidemic. But, despite huge efforts to get people moving more and eating less, our weight... and our children's weight... continues to balloon. And frankly, with all the evidence that's stacked up we'd be foolish to ignore the role that environmental factors like BPA are playing in the problem. When you look at the long and growing list of health concerns associated with this chemical two things are clear. The first is that B-P-A spells B-A-D news for your health, and the health of your family. And the second is that the FDA has been asleep on the job when it comes to protecting us from it. The FDA maintains that "the very low levels of human exposure to BPA through the diet" are safe. But the reality is that the average person's exposure levels are nowhere near "very low," and they certainly aren't limited to diet. Heck, one study last year found that eating a serving of canned soup for just five days in a row can send your BPA levels skyrocketing by 1000%! And BPA is found in all kinds of other non-food related products including flooring, pipes, nail polish, compact discs, electrical appliances, and more. The truth is, unless you move to a remote island somewhere avoiding BPA altogether is nearly impossible. But you can reduce your family's exposure by making a commitment to buying fresh foods more often. And when you must use something processed be sure to look for a BPA-free stamp on the can or package before buying it.
  7. New reports link sodium phosphate to cancer

    Over Memorial Day weekend, I stood in line for 10 minutes at my local grocery store‘s deli counter. I saw customer after customer load up on salami, honey ham, and smoked turkey for the holiday weekend. (Guess they haven‘t heard about the latest warning about processed meats and one type of deadly cancer. I‘ll tell you all about the new report in a moment.) There are probably 50 different types of lunch meat sold at my grocery store. But I‘ll only buy one. So when they finally called my number, I asked the clerk for a pound of their natural turkey. She held up a famous brand and asked if that‘s what I wanted. "This brand doesn‘t contain any preservatives or artificial ingredients, see," she said and pointed at the deli meat. Okay, I said, but I don‘t trust labels. I want to see what‘s in it. (I could hear the anxious customers grumble behind me!) She flipped the turkey breast over so I could read the ingredient list. And there you go, sure enough, it said "sodium phosphate." Sodium phosphate is not the same as sodium nitrite. That‘s true. But it does help to keep deli meat looking fresh, moist, and tender. That‘s why I consider it a preservative and won‘t ever buy meat that contains it. Here‘s why... As you can probably guess, sodium phosphate contains a lot of sodium. It actually contains much more sodium than table salt. So if you wonder why your deli meat looks moist, it‘s because they treat it with lots of salt so it will hold lots of water. But sodium phosphate also makes you retain water. This puts a strain on your kidneys. It makes them work harder. That‘s why people with kidney problems shouldn‘t eat deli meat. In fact, according to the National Institutes of Health, sodium phosphate can actually cause kidney damage. According to the NIH web site: "Sodium phosphate has caused serious kidney damage in some people. In some cases, this damage was permanent, and some people whose kidneys were damaged had to be treated with dialysis (treatment to remove waste from the blood when the kidneys are not working well). Some people developed kidney damage within a few days after their treatment, and others developed kidney damage up to several months after their treatment." But sodium phosphate isn‘t the biggest problem lurking in your lunch meat. Most lunch meat is treated with sodium nitrite as well.

    Why are nitrites so bad?

    Salt has been used for centuries to cure and cook meat. And sodium nitrite is just another form of salt. It helps to give processed meat an appealing pink color. It adds to the taste. And it helps to retard the growth of bacteria. But here‘s the problem... Inside your body, nitrites turn into N-nitroso compounds. We already know these compounds cause cancer in test animals. In addition, numerous studies link processed meat (high in nitrites) with cancer in humans. In 2006, Swedish researchers found that eating just one ounce of processed meat a day increases your risk of stomach cancer up to 38 percent. Plus... In 2005, U.S. researchers looked at 190,000 men and women between the ages 45 and 75. They found that volunteers who ate high amounts processed meat were 68 percent more likely to get pancreatic cancer than those who ate the least. And guess what? If you eat 1.2 ounces of processed meat a day (just a slice or two of smoked turkey), you eat "high" amounts, according to this study. But there‘s more. The evidence linking processed meat with colon cancer troubles me the most.

    The processed meat connection to cancer

    According to a new report by the World Cancer Research Fund/American Institute for Cancer Research, we can prevent almost half of the colon cancer cases in this country. All we have to do is make simple changes to our lifestyle. These simple changes include:
    • Eating more fiber-rich foods
    • Limiting alcohol
    • Staying physically active
    • Maintaining a healthy weight
    Plus, researchers found a clear and consistent connection between the kind of meat you eat and colon cancer. Specifically, the researchers cited 24 studies linking colon cancer to processed meat. Researchers found that eating 3.5 ounces per day of processed meat increases your colon cancer risk by 36 percent (compared to those who don‘t eat processed meat). Plus, if you eat 7 ounces every day, your colon cancer risk is about 70 percent greater than those who don‘t ever eat processed meat. Now, if you like the occasional steak, here‘s good news... According to their research, eating 3.5 ounces of red meat every day raises your colon cancer risk by 17 percent higher than non-meat eaters. (Again, to put this into perspective, 3.5 ounces equates to a modest size cheeseburger or a petite filet of steak. It‘s about the size of your fist.) Plus, the more you eat, the greater your risk. However... Researchers found very little risk for men and women who eat less than 18 ounces of red meat per week. And this is exactly what I‘ve always suggested in my Guide to Good Health. Red meat is beneficial in small amounts. Eat a serving of it once or twice a week and you‘ll be fine. Just make sure it is hormone-free, antibiotic-free red meat. And remember, there is additive-free lunch meat out there. Just don‘t trust the deli counter clerk. Ask to see the list of ingredients...even if it is a holiday weekend and there‘s a long line of customers behind you. It pays to be particular. Hormel and Jennie-O both make a line of nitrite-free lunch meat. The other option is even better. Buy a whole turkey breast and roast it at home. Slice it thin and you‘ll have the most amazing turkey for sandwiches all week. Add a juicy tomato and an onion and I‘m in heaven.
  8. 2 key antioxidants help battle breast cancer and may stop it returning

    I remember when a friend of mine got cancer, her oncologist told her to stop taking vitamins. They might protect the cancer cells and get in the way of your treatment, he warned. But that‘s a bunch of baloney. Take your vitamins, especially if you‘re battling breast cancer. A recent study found that women with breast cancer who took two key antioxidants following their diagnosis significantly cut their risk of recurrence. For this study, researchers recruited about 5,000 women with invasive breast cancer. About six months after surgery, the women answered questions about their vitamin usage. Then, the researchers followed the women over the next four years. Here‘s what they found... Unfortunately, the cancer returned in 532 of the women. But the women who took two key antioxidants during the first six months following their diagnosis slashed their recurrence risk. In fact, women who used vitamin C for more than three months had a 38 percent lower risk of recurrence. Plus, they had a 44 percent lower mortality risk (compared to those who didn‘t use the vitamin). The benefits for taking vitamin E were even greater. Researchers found that women who took vitamin E for three months or more reduced their recurrence risk by 48 percent. Plus, they reduced their mortality risk by 43 percent compared to non- vitamin takers. According to the study‘s authors: "There is a widespread concern that the use of antioxidant supplements during cancer treatment may protect tumor cells from the oxidative damage induced by cancer therapies, thereby reducing the effectiveness of treatment and increasing risk of mortality. We found no evidence that vitamin use during the first six months following diagnosis had a detrimental effect on breast cancer outcomes." That‘s putting it lightly. I‘d say a 38 to 48 percent reduction in recurrence rates is huge news! Every oncologist should give these antioxidants to their breast cancer patients. But it will never happen. Most oncologists only want to tell you about drugs. Drugs like Avastin. Avastin is mainly used to treat lung and colon cancer. But the FDA approved its use for breast cancer back in 2008 based on evidence that it could add up to five months to a woman‘s lifespan. It works by cutting off the supply of blood vessels to a tumor. But since 2008, study after study has shown that Avastin does not extend the lifespan of a woman battling metastic breast cancer. Yet oncologists, Big Pharma, and patients groups want to keep it on the market. Tragically, this may do more harm than good. The FDA will make the call about Avastin‘s sometime in June. I‘ll keep you posted. But in the meantime, if you want to keep cancer out of your life for good, keep taking your vitamin C and vitamin E.
  9. Mainstream press misses link between diabetes drug Actos and cancer

    I hate to say I told you so. But every time I come down tough on drugs, it turns out they really deserve it. Take for example, the diabetes drug Actos. A few weeks back, I slammed Actos, despite new research (covered in TIME and The New York Times) that it decreases your risk of developing diabetes. Turns out, I should have come down harder on that darned drug. In fact, this week researchers published a report that found an association between Actos and a certain form of cancer. Plus, this isn‘t the first study to uncover a link between Actos and increased cancer risk. I‘ll give you all the grisly details in a moment. But first, let‘s back up a few months...

    Proof that mainstream reporters eat whatever‘s fed to them

    A month ago, Actos sounded like a wonder drug. Everywhere you looked the mainstream press kept repeating the same and women with pre- diabetes who took Actos lowered their risk of developing full-blown diabetes by 72 percent. Sounds impressive, right? Actos may prevent diabetes! But remember the key flaw I told you about (and the mainstream press conveniently omitted)? The study was exceptionally small. In the end, we‘re talking talking about a total difference of 35 people! Considering that 300 million pre-diabetics live in the U.S., how could any doctor give Actos to just one of them based on such slim evidence? And here‘s the icing on the cake... Takeda Pharmaceuticals, the makers of Actos, actually conducted this shaky study. In my book, it was purely a PR scheme to boost sales. Actos‘s patent expired in January of this year. But Takeda Pharmaceuticals struck a deal to delay entry of generic versions of the drug until August 2012. Was this their last-ditch effort to boost sales before the generics hit the market? Or maybe... Was it their last-ditch effort to boost sales before something far worse hit the fan...?

    Researchers link Actos to cancer

    The FDA tries to keep tabs on all prescription and OTC drugs once they hit the market. So when you take a drug, even a drug like Tylenol, and have a bad reaction, you‘re supposed to report it to the FDA. Similarly, when you go to see your doctor and talk about your bad reaction to a drug, your doc should report it to the FDA. The FDA keeps track of all these "adverse reactions" -- no matter how small -- in a massive database. This is called the FDA‘s Adverse Event Reporting Program. The FDA compiles and publishes the data annually. But in the case of Actos... A group of Italian researchers analyzed all the adverse events reported to the FDA between 2004 and 2009 for 15 diabetes drugs on the market, including Actos and metformin. When they analyzed the reporting odds ratio (ROR), they found a "definite risk" linking Actos and bladder cancer. The risk of bladder cancer and the other diabetes drugs was "much weaker." The researchers aren‘t sure why Actos may increase your risk of developing bladder cancer. But they think it may have to do with certain receptor cells in your body. You see, Actos works by opening receptor cells so they will become more responsive to insulin. But this may also encourage them to turn cancerous. Now here‘s what troubles even more...

    Actos may be linked to even more problems

    The FDA‘s Adverse Event Reporting System isn‘t perfect. (I know. It‘s shocking, right?) You see, it‘s completely voluntary. It stands to reason there could be more cases of bladder cancer that we don‘t know about. For example, say Joe Smith from Indiana began taking Actos in 2004 for diabetes. Then, out of the blue, he got bladder cancer in 2008. Maybe his doctor never thought to connect Actos to his bladder cancer. None of this business about bladder cancer had hit the press yet. Now, let‘s say Joe is one of the lucky ones and went on to survive bladder cancer. He‘s no longer in treatment. Now we know about the cancer link. But his doctor never reported it to the FDA back in 2008 because back then, no one did. Hopefully, this new study will start to spread some awareness. Just don‘t count on the FDA to move quickly. They have known about the possible link between Actos and bladder cancer for at least a year. In fact, last year the FDA began to take a closer look at Actos after receiving early results from a long-term study by Takeda Pharmaceuticals. That study showed patients with the longest exposure (or highest cumulative dose) to Actos had in increased risk of developing bladder cancer. It will be interesting to see if TIME or The New York Times follows up on their Actos report, won‘t it? (I‘m not holding my breath. Before sending this week‘s GUIDE TO GOOD HEALTH off to my editor, I ran a quick Google search. At that point, The NYT still hadn‘t run anything about the new data linking Actos to bladder cancer. That‘s a full three days after the research hit the newswire. I‘m betting they just let it slip on by.) Well, maybe TIME Magazine will run something in its next issue. After all, the mainstream press is our last unbiased bastion of truth. (Yeah right.)
  10. Is it true that vitamin C treats cancer?

    An apple a day keeps the doctor away - but orange juice cures cancer At least that‘s what researchers at the National Institutes of Health are reporting. To be fair, the treatment requires way more than a few glasses of orange juice. In actuality, it requires massive doses of intravenous vitamin C.

    Just how promising is the treatment? Well, Dr. Scott Greenberg of the Magaziner Center for Wellness in Cherry Hill, NJ has treated several patients successfully.

    For example, one of Greenberg‘s patients was diagnosed with lung cancer that had spread to his brain, and yet another had breast cancer that could be seen protruding from her chest. Both were told their situations were grim. However, after several months both patients responded well to the vitamin C treatment, and today both are doing well and appear to be cancer free.

    In fact, the breast cancer patient is past the critical five-year mark -- typically considered a full remission.

    While some researchers believe the treatment works by killing the cancer cells outright, others believe it is vitamin C‘s powerful antioxidant protection at work.

    Both theories are right, to a degree. You see, just like chemotherapy, vitamin C produces hydrogen peroxide in the body -- the same stuff you‘ve been using to kill germs on cuts and abrasions all your life.

    Hydrogen peroxide has a powerful oxidizing effect inside the body. And while oxidation (often referred to as free radical damage) is largely considered a bad thing, the flood of oxygen that results from the breakdown of hydrogen peroxide within the body actually destroys cancer cells -- leaving healthy cells unharmed while super-charging the immune system.

    However, unlike chemotherapy, side-effects are essentially non-existent. And, although the vitamin C treatment is not currently covered by insurance, the price of each treatment is only $125. Compare that to chemo and radiation therapies which can easily reach into the hundreds of thousands of dollars.

    Dr. Greenberg says that the therapy can be used in conjunction with more traditional therapies. But, just as is the case with chemo and radiation, the treatment doesn‘t work for everyone. But it‘s certainly worth the effort for patients battling with cancer.
  11. Androgen deprivation therapy may increase the risk of colon cancer

    A new study conducted by Swiss researchers found that men treated for prostate cancer might increase their risk of developing colon cancer. Fortunately, that's only a factor if you choose androgen deprivation therapy as treatment, something I've warned you against before.

    Watchful waiting vs. hormone therapy

    When a man is first diagnosed with prostate cancer, many times the oncologist will suggest watchful waiting. And this is a good decision. In most cases, prostate cancer grows slowly. And you're far more likely to die with prostate cancer than from it. That is, unless you follow an aggressive course of treatment called androgen deprivation therapy or ADT. It sounds technical. But it's not.

    Androgens are male hormones. And testosterone is the main male androgen. Men need it for many reasons and sexual function is just one small part. In fact, testosterone is critical in regulating a man's:

    • Weight
    • Blood pressure
    • Blood sugar
    • Heart health
    • Mood
    • Mental sharpness
    • Muscle and bone mass
    • Brain function
    But androgen deprivation therapy aims to reduce androgens in the male body. That's because cutting off a man's testosterone shrinks the prostate and blocks the growth of prostate cancer. There are two basic ways doctors accomplish this feat. (If your doctor suggests either one, run for the hills. I'll explain more about that in a moment.) Your first option is to have your testicles removed. This is called an orchiectomy. Clearly, this is not something that I favor in any way. And thankfully, it's not something most men choose. Your second option is to take a drug called a gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) antagonist. This may sound less painful, but the result is just as bad. In fact.... The new Swiss study, published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, showed that both forms of androgen deprivation therapy may raise your colorectal cancer risk.

    Nothing good comes from two bad choices...

    For the study, Swiss scientists analyzed data on 108,000 men with prostate cancer. All of the men were older than 67 and had been diagnosed with prostate cancer between 1993 and 2002. In addition, all of the men had taken a GnRH antagonist or received an orchiectomy.

    After analyzing the data, researchers found a 30 to 40 percent increase in colorectal cancer risk in these men. So by following androgen deprivation therapy, these men may have traded prostate cancer -- not likely to have killed them -- for a far more deadly form of cancer.

    Now, it's true that orchiectomy is rarely used. Most men just won't go for it...and with good reason. But GnRH antagonists are often prescribed to men who don't want to go under the knife. It's important to remember, though, that these drugs don't cure prostate cancer; they just shrink the tumors.

    Eligard is one kind of GnRH antagonist. And one of the worst, if you ask me. According to the drug company's own clinical trials, men who used Eligard for just two to four weeks saw testosterone levels drop to below the "castrate threshold."

    This means that Eligard--in just two to four weeks--can push your testosterone so low, it's as if you've been castrated! (And, oh yes, it shrinks your prostate gland as well...because you've got no testosterone left in your body.)

    Therefore, the new FDA warning should come as no surprise. Taking a GnRH antagonist may raise your risk of diabetes, heart attack, and stroke. Plus, according to the National Cancer Institute study, we can now add colon cancer to that list of possible outcomes of choosing androgen deprivation therapy.

    Safer options for prostate cancer

    As I said earlier, watchful waiting (or as I like to call it, "active surveillance") is often your best option. According to a 2009 study of nearly 15,000 men with prostate cancer, this tactic clearly had its benefits. In fact, in that study, 94 percent of the men who adopted active surveillance had at least a 10-year-survival rate.

    According to Timothy J. Wilt, MD, this study "reinforces accumulating evidence that the vast majority of men with prostate cancer detected by PSA testing have a very good prognosis and are unlikely to die of their cancer or suffer serious medical consequences from disease spread at 10 or more years, even if not treated with surgery, radiation, or hormone therapy."

    He went on to say, "This study also supports the view that many men are detected and treated who are unlikely to benefit, and thus may undergo harms that exceed benefits."

    In addition, there are plenty steps you can and should take to prevent prostate cancer. First off, take a look back at previous issues of my Guide to Good Health by visiting the blog here. Then just type "prostate" into the search box.

    You'll find plenty of recent articles on the topic of preventing prostate cancer. One of my favorites showed that eating nuts everyday reduced prostate tumor growth by 30 to 40 percent.

    P.S. There's an excellent FREE report called 5 All-Natural Solutions for Banishing Prostate Problems for Good that I recommend every man read. Just click on the link to get your free report and learn how to create a healthy prostate without drugs or surgery.

  12. Vitamin D and cancer: What you need to know

    Over the years, I've talked a lot about vitamin D and cancer. In fact, recent estimates suggest that vitamin D protects against 22 different types of malignancies including breast, colon and prostate cancer. Well, it may be time to add another type of cancer to the list. Two months ago, researchers found that vitamin D also protects you against bladder cancer. For the vitamin D and cancer study, published in the journal Cancer Research, scientists recruited 500 men to take part in the study. Each of them were cancer-free at the beginning of the study. Researchers took blood samples of the men between 1985 and 1988 to check for levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D. This is what vitamin D converts into in the body. Then, they compared men diagnosed with bladder cancer against men who did not have the disease. They found that men with less than 25 nanomoles per liter of 25-hydroxyvitamin D were 73 percent more likely to develop bladder cancer compared to men with at least 50 nanomoles per liter. And though the study was conducted with male smokers, I'm certain they will get the same results with nonsmokers and women. You see, scientists believe vitamin D helps to flush toxins out of your bladder. It also promotes the healthy turnover of cells in the bladder. So even if you're a woman or a nonsmoker, continue taking your vitamin D every day. Go for up to 5,000 IU per day, especially if you live in the northern part of the country.
  13. More benefits of green tea – it protects your DNA

    Green tea protects your DNA. That‘s now a proven scientific fact, thanks to the work of Professor Iris Benzie. And her powerful new discovery helps explain why green tea drinkers seem to avoid weight gain, depression, cancer, heart disease, and Alzheimer‘s disease.

    Three reasons to drink green tea

    We already knew that drinking green tea is good for you in a number of ways. First, it purifies the body by eliminating free radicals. Free radicals are those unstable molecules that cause disease and age your body. Secondly, drinking green tea promotes the healthy turnover of cells in your body. Technically, it‘s called "apoptosis." And it prompts old cells to die off so that new, healthy cells can take their place. Apoptosis also prevents cancer by blocking the uncontrolled growth and spread of damaged cells. And lastly, we now know that green tea also protects your DNA, the tiny building blocks found inside nearly every cell in your body. Many scientists compare DNA to an elaborate set of blueprints or instructions. Think of your DNA as "ground zero" for good health. It all starts in the tiniest building blocks of your cells.

    So what damages your DNA?

    Radiation, UV rays, toxins, chemicals, free radicals, and unhealthy diet can all -- over time -- damage your DNA. Fortunately, your body finds and repairs most damage on its own. In fact, special proteins -- I like to think of them as DNA "watch dogs" -- tirelessly scour your body looking for problems. When they find a damaged strand, they immediately tell the cell to stop dividing, so the problem won‘t pass on to the next generation of cells. And then your body goes to work repairing the DNA. This ensures that you will go on to live a long, healthy life. But sometimes the DNA cops miss a strand. And these damaged strands can cause problems down the road, such as premature aging and disease. The good news is green tea can help prevent problems from even occurring in your DNA in the first place.

    Green tea protects your DNA

    Iris Benzie and her team of researchers recruited 18 healthy volunteers to participate in a study examining the effects of green tea on DNA. They divided the volunteers into two groups. One group drank two cups of one percent green tea (longjing green tea or screw-shaped green tea) every day for four weeks. The other group drank water every day for four weeks. Researchers took samples of the participants‘ blood and urine before and after the month-long study. Their analysis showed that the group who drank green tea reduced their DNA damage by 20 percent. And that was after just 30 days of drinking green tea! Imagine how good your DNA would look if you drank it for one whole year or five years or 20 years! Plus...

    Why stop at one cup, when three is better?

    Research from earlier this year shows that drinking three cups of green tea every day may significantly increase your lifespan. This time, scientists compared the length of telomeres among green tea drinkers. (Telomeres are DNA sequences at the end of your chromosomes. They shorten as your cells replicate and age. So the longer your telomeres are, the "younger" your cells.) Scientist found that men and women who drank an average of three cups of green tea per day had a big advantage over one-cuppers. In fact, their telomeres were 4.6 kilobases longer, which translates into about five years of life. So go ahead and have that second (or third) cup of green tea today. It may just add five years to your life! Just make sure to drink the real stuff, made by you with tea bags. Don‘t fall for the sweetened kind found in bottles. These only contain a fraction of the antioxidants found in real green tea. Instead, it‘s mostly sugar and water.
  14. 25 cutting-edge cancer cures from around the world

    I’ve been a doctor for more than 20 years and during that time, I’ve seen cancer rates hit the roof. Unfortunately, I’ve also found that the conventional methods that poison, cut, and burn the cancer cells don’t really ever heal the body. But as many of you know, I’m a serious research junkie. And over the years, it’s been my mission to find cutting-edge cures that offer cancer patients all-natural alternatives that work to get rid of the cancer and heal the body. I’ve recently compiled these powerful cures into a new book called Tomorrow’s Cancer Cures TODAY. In chapter 1, you’ll learn why cancer doesn’t really kill anybody. Sounds crazy, I know. But a new field of research that I’ve been studying shows that the real culprit for 3 out of 4 cancer deaths isn’t cancer at all…but a deadly syndrome that no one’s ever heard of. The good news is, a former U.S. Air Force doctor has found a way to naturally combat the real problem behind so many senseless cancer deaths in this country. His all-natural program has helped many end-stage cancer patients to start living again. As you’ll see, the facts speak for themselves. To get all the details about this powerful cancer breakthrough, plus many other cutting-edge cancer cures, please click on this link:
  15. Glorious grapes!

    The other day, reading through my ‘Inbox,’ I came across an e-mail about an all-natural grape seed treatment for leukemia. The gist of the article claimed that grape seeds could kill 76 percent of diseased cells overnight. Being the skeptic that I am, I thought this sounded way too good to be true. Where did these results come from, I wondered? It had to be a fluke, concocted by some backward scientist in Slovakia. How could an all-natural remedy really kill 76 percent of leukemia cells overnight? However, after checking into the research myself, I found that the study was conducted at the University of Kentucky. (No, it wasn’t Harvard, but a big university laboratory nevertheless.) I also found that the results got published in the highly-respected, peer-reviewed medical journal Clinical Cancer Research. Okay, these little grape seeds had my attention. Now what? How do they destroy leukemia cells so quickly? First, let’s back up. I probably should explain a little bit about leukemia so you can truly appreciate how promising this study could be in the years to come for any family touched by this brutal disease. It’s the goliath of cancer Leukemia is a vicious type of cancer that attacks the lifeline of your body: your blood. Normally, blood cells start out as stem cells made in the bone marrow. Then they mature into:
    • White blood cells (which help fight infection)
    • Red blood cells (deliver oxygen to vital organs and tissues in your body)
    • Platelets (help form blood clots when you get a cut or injury)
    In healthy individuals, blood cells have a life cycle. When this happens, the old cells get replaced by new, healthy cells that are made in the bone marrow. It’s this natural turnover that helps keep you free from disease. But in leukemia patients, this natural system has gone awry. The bone marrow begins to produce abnormal white blood cells that don’t die. Over time, the abnormal cells crowd out the healthy blood cells. As a result, diseased cells take over the blood stream. Leukemia patients can become prone to infection, grow tired easily, and become anemic. Plus, sometimes the treatment’s worse than the disease Treatment depends on the type of leukemia (there are four main types). Most mainstream routes involve some type of rigorous chemotherapy regimen, steroids, radiation, or even bone marrow transplants. The road is far from easy for a leukemia patient. That’s why a proven and effective non-toxic treatment like grape seed extract is such welcome news. What led scientists to test grape seeds? The majority of research into grape seed extract has focused on promoting heart health. But recent studies have shown that grape seeds also seem to protect you against cancer. Grape seeds contain loads of proanthocyanidin, an antioxidant thought to be 20 times more powerful than vitamin C. These antioxidants seem to neutralize roaming free radicals in your body that can cause cancer and disease. In recent lab tests, grape seed extract has been shown to work against cancers of the breast, lung, and prostate. As recently as 2006, a very promising study funded by the US National Cancer Institute showed that grape seed extract could control the spread of colon cancer in mice. Up until now, however, scientists dared not even dream that the natural extract could touch a disease as complex as leukemia. A quick end for abnormal cells In a new in vitro experiment (which means the work was conducted in test tubes with human cells, not animal cells), grape seed extract caused 76 percent of leukemia cells to literally ‘commit cell suicide.’ And, this mass drop-off (a process known as apoptosis) occurred within 24 hours. Plus, unlike chemotherapy, which kills all replicating cells (even hair cells), the grape seed extract left healthy cells alone. Send those leukemia cells packing Researchers at the University of Kentucky discovered that grape seed extract activates JNK, a protein that regulates the apoptosis pathway. So the extract literally sends the leukemia cells packing, never to be seen again. According to the study’s lead author Xianglin Shi, PhD, Professor in the Graduate Center for Toxicology at the University of Kentucky: "These results could have implications for the incorporation of agents such as grape seed extract into prevention or treatment of hematological malignancies and possibly other cancers." While this treatment has only been proven in the lab, not on human patients, the results are extremely promising. Check out your local health food store Grape seed extract is actually pretty easy to come by. And it’s cheap too. For preventative measures, I would recommend 200 mg per day (under the care of a naturopath, of course). If you’ve got leukemia and would like to add grape seed extract to your regimen, check with your doctor or hematologist first. There hasn’t been a lot of research into how grape seed interacts with other drugs or supplements you may be taking. I’d use caution and probably stick pretty close to 200 mg a day. (As a side note: In a 12-month study, rats were given 100 mg of grape seed extract and they safely tolerated that dosage. It wouldn’t be a stretch to assume 200 mg is a safe dosage for humans.) Also, buyers beware that grape seed extract is sometimes shortened to "GSE.” But that acronym is also sometimes used as an acronym for grapefruit seed extract. As research into this promising, non-toxic leukemia treatment continues, I’ll be sure to keep you updated.

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