Women's Health

  1. Vitamin D can cure cancer

    How the sunshine vitamin fights tumors

    It's one of the most powerful weapons yet in the fight against cancer -- an all-natural remedy proven to weaken and even KILL tumor cells.

    And you can get it for free just by stepping outside on a sunny day.

    It's plain old vitamin D, of course -- so effective against the disease that a leading British doctor is urging every woman over the age of 20 to take D supplements to prevent breast cancer.

    Professor Kefah Mokbel estimates that widespread D supplementation would prevent at least 1,000 breast cancer deaths per year in Britain alone. Using his numbers, that would translate into nearly 3,500 lives saved here in the United States every single year.

    By my own estimate, the number would almost certainly be higher -- because the evidence for the sunshine vitamin is clear as day: The higher your levels, the lower your risk of any number of cancers, because D fights tumors in at least three different ways.

    First, the active form of D -- called calcitriol -- FORCES cancer cells to adapt to whatever organ they've invaded. This effectively turns a would-be killer cancer cell into a harmless ordinary cell.

    Second, it KILLS most of the cells that don't make the change via the cellular death process, known as apoptosis.

    And finally, it boosts the immune system -- giving your body the power to FIGHT whatever's left.

    That makes D an effective weapon against a wide range of cancers, from lung cancer to colorectal cancer. And it's especially potent against breast cancer. Take it now, ladies, and your risk of getting the disease will drop by a third -- and your risk of dying from it will be cut in half, according to studies.

    The best way to get your D is straight from the source: quality sunscreen-free time outside every day so you body can make it on its own. But since you can't always manage that -- and, depending on the season and weather, you may not always get the sunlight you need even if you do head outdoors -- take a supplement.

    I recommend between 2,000 IUs and 5,000 IUs per day for men and women alike.

  2. Hormone crisis leads to early puberty

    Girls are growing up faster than ever

    We're swimming in so much estrogen it's a wonder we're not drowning in it -- and if you think all those excess hormones are damaging us adults, wait 'til you see what it's doing to kids.

    Especially little girls.

    Little girls are hitting puberty earlier than ever, according to the latest research --with overweight and obese girls now developing breasts at 8 years old.

    Yes, 8 years old.

    That's second and third grade in most places!

    This is more than just the inconvenience of having to take a young child shopping for a bra. Early puberty is a serious developmental issue that can lead to behavior problems in the short run and cancer over the long haul.

    Everyone's looking for the reason for this surge in early puberty and today, I'll give you two: Estrogen... and more estrogen.

    The first estrogen comes from obesity, as fat causes the body to produce more female hormones.

    The second comes from outside -- all the estrogens around us, in estrogen-like chemicals such as BPA and plant estrogens such as soy.

    Next thing you know, your chubby little girl is a fat woman -- and she's still in elementary school. And while the new study focused on girls, this estrogen crisis extends to boys as well.

    They're also getting female hormones from obesity and the environment -- and that's why we're seeing so many pudgy and effeminate little girly-men running around these days (and most of them need bras of their own).

    Consider this a wakeup call.

    First, help keep the kids and grandkids in your life trim. It's not hard; kids are calorie-burning machines -- just keep them away from junk and fast food, and make sure they're outside playing and not parked in front of the boob tube.

    And second, limit exposure to all those other estrogens. Start by eliminating soy and all packaged goods from their diet.

    I had the full story on chemical estrogens in the October 2012 issue of the Douglass Report. If you're a subscriber, use the password in this month's issue to read it online.

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  3. Beware the 'female Viagra'

    The drug industry is pushing a new sex med aimed at women -- but this one packs more problems than solutions.
  4. Multivitamins beat breast cancer

    Taking a multivitamin with minerals can slash your breast cancer risk by nearly a third.
  5. Heart attack without chest pain

    Heart attacks and acute coronary syndrome can strike without chest pain, especially in women, according to new research.
  6. Women need testosterone

    Testosterone might be the "manly" hormone, but new research confirms that older women can benefit from supplements as well.
  7. Some docs should avoid saying 'cancer'

    Not all cancers will kill you, and many won't even hurt you -- but when docs throw around the "c" word, people panic and want treatment... especially breast cancer patients.
  8. Breastfeeding slashes risk of obesity

    Children breastfed for at least six months are less likely to be obese by the age of 8 than kids given formula, according to new research.
  9. Eating fish can prevent rheumatoid

    Women who eat fish are less likely to get rheumatoid arthritis -- and women with the highest omega-3 levels have half the risk of the disease.
  10. What women want to know about sex

    Women want to know when it's safe to have sex after a heart attack -- but their doctors aren't telling them.

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