Women's Health

  1. WOMEN: You’ll LOVE this cancer-fighting tea

    Green tea is often seen as the ultimate health-boosting tea.

    But this time, it’s taking a back seat...

    Because a new study finds another type of tea has the power to SLASH your risk of developing breast cancer by 25 percent!

    In fact, this “miracle” brew actually KILLS cancer cells in your body...

    The health secret HIDDEN in tea leaves

    Most types of tea all come from a single plan – Camellia sinensis. What we call it depends on how the leaf was treated; from when it was harvested to how it was dried.

    For example, green tea uses leaves that are still green (no surprise there).

    Other teas have different levels of oxidation. And oxidation lies at the heart of how tea makers achieve different flavors and tastes.

    The oxidation (aka the process of browning tea leaves) starts off when a tea maker macerates the leaves. How the leaves are macerated, and how long they’re allowed to oxidize, gives us different types of tea!

    Now, I know that’s usually a dirty word – oxidation. It’s usually associated with harmful free radicals harming our body, and is something to avoid.

    But when it comes to oolong tea, oxidization is our friend!

    A new study published in Anticancer Research tested green, oolong, black, and dark tea extracts for their cancer-fighting properties.

    They found that out of the bunch, only green and oolong teas had any ability to kill cancer cells.

    But oolong was best—the researchers found people who regularly consume oolong tea are 25% less likely to develop breast cancer.

    The perfect cup of oolong

    Oolong tea’s oxidation level is somewhere between green tea and black tea. The leaves are allowed to oxidize until they curl.

    If you want to take advantage of its amazing cancer-fighting properties, make sure to buy ORGANIC to avoid any chemicals, pesticides and herbicides.

    From there, the trick is to brew it for the correct amount of time...

    Steeping oolong tea for too long can negatively affect the taste AND the beneficial compounds.

    So set a timer and remember that three minutes is the perfect amount of time to steep to get all of oolong’s wonderful benefits.

  2. The UGLY truth about breast cancer treatments (Don’t miss this…)

    Ladies, if you've being diagnosed with breast cancer, you want to do everything you can to get rid of it... as quickly as possible. 

    And most mainstream doctors will tell you they have just the thing. 

    They’ll rush you into a “slash and burn” treatment plan -- chemotherapy to shrink the tumor, followed by surgery to remove it. 

    But here’s the TRUTH you deserve to hear first… 

    Two new studies prove that these treatments that are supposed to SAVE your life could end up WRECKING and SHORTENING it.  

    In the first study, researchers in California found that among senior women who received chemotherapy for breast cancer, 42 percent experienced "functional decline.” That means that they had significant problems with their brains and performing physical activity during treatment.  

    Now, that's not too surprising, considering that chemo can cause brain fog, and leave you exhausted and unsteady on your feet.  

    But even a year after they FINISHED chemo, a third of the women STILL weren't back to their old selves mentally and/or physically. 

    And the second study arrived at a similar conclusion about the lasting effects of breast cancer surgery. 

    Another group of researchers found that among 6,000 nursing home residents who underwent surgery for breast cancer, 60 percent of those who survived for a year after the surgery had significant functional decline.  

    And those were the lucky ones. 

    That's because 40 percent of the women DIED within the year following breast cancer surgery. 

    And 8 percent died within one MONTH. 

    Now, these women were already on the frail side, given that they were living in a nursing home. 

    But surgery always comes with the risk of internal bleeding… nasty secondary infections… and even heart damage... which means it can hasten the Grim Reaper's arrival. 

    And even if it doesn't kill you, going under the knife may speed up cognitive decline that’s already underway. 

    Considering that chemo can actually make cancer SPREAD -- and that surgery may not add a single candle to your birthday cake -- it's tough to understand why so many docs recommend these treatments for older ladies without a second thought. 

    Many breast cancers are slow-growing and don't require such aggressive treatment! 

    So, if you're weighing your treatment options, talk to your doc about proven alternative therapies like intravenous vitamin C -- which I use in my own practice -- before signing on for chemo and surgery. 

    A natural doc can also guide you toward Chinese herbs like astragalus and mangosteen that have been shown in studies to stop breast cancer cells in their tracks. 

  3. UTI? Avoid this new antibiotic

    You feel the urge to go... but you dread the burn that's about to follow. When you've got a urinary tract infection (UTI), "relieving yourself" can be practically unbearable. When nasty bacteria that find their way into your plumbing, it causes a nasty sting. Used to be, you could get some relief from antibiotics that could easily wipe out these...
  4. Conquer breast cancer with "flower power"

    Ladies, once you've been diagnosed with breast cancer, I know that you just want to move on with your life. So, you may be tempted to go with aggressive approaches -- sickening chemotherapy, toxic radiation, or disfiguring surgery -- to try to get rid of that tumor ASAP. But those aren’t your only options. And they’re not always the best...
  5. Going bald? Your mother may NOT be to blame!

    Q: Will anything help with my loss of hair? GR: Men are basically conditioned to expect to lose that head of hair sooner or later. And if you’ve ever seen a photo of me, you know that I know what I’m talking about. But still, for men – and especially for women – hair loss can DESTROY self-esteem. The good...
  6. Radiation increases miscarriage risk

    Is your home a hotbed of radiation? The New Year's sales have begun -- which means that it's prime time to stock up on some shiny new electronics (if Santa didn't bring you the ones you wanted already). But according to a new study, whether you snatch up a high-tech flat-screen TV or a low-tech toaster, you should think twice...
  7. Pumpkin seeds help fight cancer cells, enlarged prostate

    Choose pumpkin SEEDS over pumpkin SPICE It's almost autumn, and that means the days are getting shorter, the nights are getting colder, and pumpkin spice aficionados are busy pumping the popular flavor into everything you can imagine. It's not just the pumpkin spice latte everybody goes crazy for. Pumpkin-flavored teas, cereals, pastas, cookies, yogurt, and more have already started popping...
  8. Smoking can make your brain bleed

    Kick the habit to save your brain You know that smoking is bad. It can lead to cancer and heart disease -- but, of course, you know that, too. You may have even tried to quit already. But once cigarettes have got you in their stronghold, they're a tough habit to kick. Well, I'm here to give you a little...
  9. Running can boost your bone health

    Strengthen your bones in just 1 minute flat! You probably don't think about your bones much -- that is, until you break one. Any fracture -- even a minor one -- can be debilitating, especially if you're on the older side. But if you break a major bone, like your hip, it could even put you into an early grave...
  10. Plant estrogens ease menopause symptoms

    Tame your hot flashes with this wild plant Ladies, if you're going through "the change," every day might feel like a heatwave... even when it's cool out. As your body's estrogen levels are falling, the mercury is rising on the surface of your skin -- and each "hot flash" makes you break out into a sweat, lose sleep, and feel...

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