brain tumors

  1. Limiting carbs shown to slow brain tumors

    Starve tumors to death -- and live longer -- with Paleo!

    Sometimes, even I think I sound like a broken record.

    I believe so strongly in the ability for the Paleo diet to revolutionize your health that I take the opportunity bring it up at every turn. But that's just because there's SO MUCH it can do for SO MANY different processes.

    But with so many virtues worth extolling, I do find that Paleo's naysayers are always looking for something MORE... something it can do that's BIGGER.

    "Come on," they say. "Can it cure cancer?"

    Well, based on a new study on mice, the answer just might be: Maybe.

    Researchers from the University of Florida have shown that a significantly limited carb intake is linked to slowing down the growth of glioblastoma -- a particularly aggressive, malignant tumor in the brain.

    In fact, eating a low-carb, high-fat diet not only slowed the mice's brain tumor progression... it also DOUBLED their lifespan.

    And that's pretty BIG news.

    Because it's considered incurable, the five-year survival rate with a glioblastoma is, at best, 17 percent -- and that's when you're in your 20s and otherwise healthy. By age 50, the survival rate drops to just about 5 percent.

    But based on this mouse study, it appears that a reduction in carbs can work to improve the prognosis and extend life expectancy because of how it drastically reduces glucose consumption.

    As I've mentioned before, tumors LOVE sugar, and they need it to grow. And sugar (in the form of glucose) doesn't just fuel tumors of the brain -- because it can rev the engines of other cancers, too.

    But what if there were a way to deprive a tumor of that glucose... and literally starve it to death?

    The results of this animal study has very interesting implications for future studies on humans, because the researchers didn't remove ALL sugars and carbohydrates altogether -- they merely limited them to an amount they thought a person would be able to maintain (around 10 percent). They also supplemented the missing carbs with good fats and high-quality proteins, which meant that although the tumor might be starving, the rest of the body wouldn't be.

    Imagine how much more you'd be able to fight off those ravenous tumors if you eliminated carbs and sugars entirely!

    And that's what going Paleo can do. Now, if you've been carbing it up for decades, trying to go "cold turkey" might be too big a leap for you -- and that's OK.

    Just make any change you can... and get started right away.

    Cutting even one serving of starches per week has been shown to have tremendous health benefits, including lowering blood pressure.

    It will take some work on your part, but eventually you'll find a way to break those starchy, sugary habits and get off carbs entirely. And you can have lots of other delicious, nutritious food that will keep you feeling satisfied instead of deprived.

    I promise you: It's worth it.

  2. Dangerous and ineffective diet drug lorcaserin wins approval

    Feds approve ineffective & risky diet drug

    The feds are supposed to make sure drugs are at least somewhat safe and marginally effective.

    In reality, meds fall short on both counts all the time and get approved anyway -- and now you can add one more to the list: the diet drug lorcaserin.

    Its claim to fame so far is that it was rejected TWICE over safety concerns, but an FDA panel now says forget all this safety business -- this drug is just too important to keep off the market.

    So... consumers will have to find out the hard way whether the drug increases the risk of psychosis, breast and brain tumors, and heart valve problems, as has been hinted at in animal studies.

    With all that potential for risk still on the table, you'd think this drug must be some kind of stomach-shrinking miracle pill. Think again -- because it barely even met one of the FDA's own standards for effectiveness.

    The feds say a drug has to help patients lose an average of 5 percent more of their body weight than a placebo to be considered "effective." Lorcaserin barely reached half that -- patients who took it lost just 3.1 percent of body weight on average over those who took a "nothing" pill, and it took them an entire year to get there. The FDA standard it did meet, however, was that about a third of patients lost at least 5% of their body weight after a year, compared to 16% of those taking the placebo.

    That's enough to make sure an obese person is... well... still obese.

    Maybe you'll shave a point off your BMI, maybe not -- but you'll still pretty much look the same on the outside and you'll still face all the same health risks that come along with obesity.

    There's just one way to get the job done right, and that's to give up the foods that made you fat in the first place.

    Don't worry. You don't have to count calories and you don't have to torture yourself with lousy diet food or frozen dinners.

    Just pass on the carbs and enjoy all the fresh meat you want.

    Too good to be true? Nope -- and I challenge you to see for yourself.

  3. New report on cellphone safety is wrong

    A new report claims cellphones are perfectly safe -- but it flies in the face of studies that find heavy users have a 40 percent higher risk of brain tumors.
  4. The 'routine' exam that'll up your tumor risk

    Here's a quick and easy way to up your tumor risk: Visit the dentist! A new study shows that people who get suckered into "routine" annual dental X-rays have a dramatically higher risk of brain tumors.
  5. The poop on cellphones

    Next time you hold your cell phone up to you ear, consider this: Recent tests on hundreds of cellphones in the U.K. found nasty bacteria on nearly all of them, with 92 percent testing positive. And 16 percent were found to have the E. coli bacteria that come from poop.
  6. Cellphone study has some hang-ups

    That noise you're hearing isn't another bad signal from your cellphone -- it's the industry trying to drown out the research linking its devices to cancer.
  7. Diet soda in new disease link

    And they have the nerve to call it "diet" soda? It must be a diet straight out of you-know-where -- because new studies find yet again that guzzling this junk will cause your belly bulge and send you hurtling down the path towards diabetes. But that's not CO2 in your growing gut -- that's plain old fat, and it's being...
  8. Shocking cell phone research

    A new study makes the ridiculous claim that mobile phones are perfectly safe after all -- so keep right on yapping, and ignore that little headache that won't go away when it pops up in a few years.

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