Monday, 24 August 2009

women and heart attacks

more useful information from Al Sears MD - this could save your life!

"The signs considered typical of a heart
attack - sharp chest pains, pains running down the left arm, and
shortness of breath - are true in men.

But the're not common in women. A
woman having a heart attack is more likely to experience:

Aches in the shoulders
and both arms.

Abdominal discomfort that
mimics indigestion.

Unusual fatigue.

Dizziness or

A general feeling that
something's wrong.

And often, no pain at

So what can you do? If you have one or
more of the symptoms mentioned, get to an emergency room immediately!
Dont put it off. Calling 911 is usually better than driving to
the hospital. The EMS team can begin treatment immediately.

While you are waiting for EMS to arrive,
chew and swallow a regular 325 mg aspirin. There's strong
evidence that during a heart attack, a single aspirin could save your

Thursday, 20 August 2009

carbs cause cancer?

from Al Sears MD
"The other night, my son Dylan and I were
in line at the grocery checkout, and I couldnt help but notice
the woman in front of me.

As she unloaded potato chips, pastries,
waffles, and pasta onto the conveyor belt, I wondered if she
understood the risks she was taking. If she knew empty carbs were
linked to breast cancer would she still buy them?

Sugar feeds cancer cells ... and makes
them grow like wildfire. Cancer loves sugar.

And carbs turn into sugar in your body.
A 2004 study in Cancer Epidemiology followed the
eating habits of a large group of women in Mexico. The risk of breast
cancer was found to be 220% higher in the women who ate the largest
amounts of carbohydrates compared to the women who ate the least

And just a few weeks ago, a new study
confirmed it.

Researchers in Stockholm analyzed data
from women who completed food frequency questionnaires
in the late 1980s. They discovered that women who ate high glycemic
load foods were more likely to develop breast cancer.

They also found that carbohydrate
intake, glycemic index and glycemic load were all associated with a
specific estrogen receptor type of tumor.2

And it’s not just women who need
to be concerned. There have also been links to carbohydrate
consumption, especially high glycemic load foods, and colorectal
cancer among men.3

The evidence that refined, processed,
high glycemic foods are bad for you is overwhelming. And when it comes
to cancer, sugar is the worst.

So when you go to the store, make sure
to pass up on the sugar. Plus, youll want to avoid

Grains, including Potatoes and other white
foods, like white rice, sugar and salt.
Also avoid drinks and foods that
contain high fructose corn syrup"

Al Sears, MD

1 Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers &
Prevention Vol. 13, 1283-1289, August 2004

2 International Journal of Cancer, July 2009

3 Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2005

Monday, 17 August 2009

Bizarre Predictions

"Radio has no future. Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible. X-rays will prove to be a hoax." - English scientist William Thomson, Lord Kelvin, 1899

"Television won't matter in your lifetime or mine." - Radio Times editor Rex Lambert, 1936

"There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home." - Ken Olson, president, chairman, and founder of Digital Equipment Corp., 1977

"By 2000, the machines will be producing so much that everyone in the U.S. will, in effect, be independently wealthy. - Time Magazine, 1966

"An impractical sort of fad, and has no place in the serious job of postal transportation." - Second Assistant U.S. Postmaster General Paul Henderson on airmail, 1922

"It's a bad joke that won't last. Not with winter coming." - Fashion designer CoCo Chanel on miniskirts, 1966

"Everything that can be invented has been invented." - Charles H. Duell, Commissioner, U.S. Office of Patents, 1899

"Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?" - H.M. Warner, Warner Brothers, 1927

"You ought to go back to driving a truck." - Concert manager, firing Elvis Presley in 1954

"We don't like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out." - Decca Recording Co., rejecting the Beatles, 1962

"It doesn't matter what he does, he will never amount to anything." - Albert Einstein's teacher to his father, 1895

Thursday, 13 August 2009

swine flu disaster?

from Dr Tedd...
The swine flu vaccine has been rushed to the market even before safety tests are complete. A federal advisory panel said the FDA should move ahead to approve or license the new H1N1 vaccine without waiting to receive data from clinical trials to test its safety and efficacy.” (Wall Street Journal. July 24, 2009-see here)

I found something really interesting and important at English on-line edition, August 7th 2009. The German health expert Dr. Wolfgang Wodarg is a specialist in lungs, hygiene and environmental medicine. He is also the chairman of the health committee in the German parliament and European Council. In this article, he warns us that the swine-flu is grown in a solution that consists of cancerous cells from animals.
There is fear that the risk of cancer could be increased by injecting these cells with the vaccine. Johannes Löwer, president of the Paul Ehrlich Institute, says that the swine flu shot can cause worse side effects than the actual swine flu virus.

Further, Johannes Löwer, president of the Paul Ehrlich Institute, says that the swine flu shot can cause worse side effects than the actual swine flu virus.

Contrary to what we are being fed in the media, Dr. Wodrag reports that the swine flu is milder than normal flu. “If you look at the number of cases, it is nothing compared to a normal flu outbreak,” he added

Monday, 3 August 2009

diabetes and pollution

While obesity is commonly held as a cause of diabetes, an
emerging understanding of environmental pollutants is challenging this theory.

A remarkable report published in the journal Diabetes Care in July 2006 bought to
light the suggestion that low-level exposure to common environmental pollutants may
be a risk factor for diabetes.
These pollutants are most commonly found in foods so switching to organic foods may be a wise move to prevent diabetes.
Pollutants and toxins tend to accumulate in fatty tissue so losing weight may still also be a good idea for overweight individuals.