cancers

  1. Shine a light on prostate cancer

    How sunlight prevents death from prostate cancer

    If you want to save your prostate and spare yourself a cancer death, forget all about PSA tests, drugs, surgeries, and everything else the mainstream has been throwing at this disease.

    Head to the beach instead.

    That's because the very sunlight you've been told to avoid can actually save you from any number of cancers, and the latest research puts prostate cancer high on that list.

    Harvard researchers tracked more than 2,500 men for nearly two decades and found that high D levels slashed the risk of dying of prostate cancer by more than half.

    In fact, nearly a third of the men who died of prostate cancer were among those with the lowest D levels of anyone in the study, while only 16 percent of the deaths were among men with high levels.

    Once you crunch the numbers that adds up to a 57 percent overall reduction in the risk of death -- and that's not the only big news out of the study.

    It turns out D didn't lower the overall risk of a tumor -- just the risk of dying from one. This means the sunshine vitamin ignores the harmless tumors you don't need to worry about, while stopping the deadly ones that could kill you.

    There's not an oncologist on the planet that's figured out how to do that!

    Vitamin D's no one-trick pony when it comes to cancer, either. It can also help fight or prevent lung, colon, breast, and endometrial cancer. And despite what you've heard, vitamin D can prevent the deadliest forms of skin cancer.

    That's one of the reasons the skin cancer rate has actually shot up since D-blocking sunscreens came on the market -- but only one. The other reason is that those icky gooey creams and lotions themselves actually contain dangerous cancer-causing chemicals.

    The synthetic form of vitamin A used in many until just recently was even found to SPEED the growth of tumors when exposed to sunlight.

    But whether they contain that A or not, skip 'em all. The only protection you really need from the sun is a shady tree or a beach umbrella -- and the sense to get under it before you get burned.

    I've got more on cancer up next. Keep reading!

  2. Burned meat ups cancer risk

    You won't find a bigger booster of meat than me -- but there's one type even I won't touch, and that's the overcooked hunks of charcoal that pass for “well done.”

    Charred meats will boost your levels of homocysteine, the inflammation marker linked to heart disease and other problems -- and the risks don't end there: Burnt dinner offerings can almost double your risk of pancreatic cancer.

    Each time you bring your steak to the brink of cremation, you create something worse than a dense hockey puck devoid of all flavor and texture. You create a series of dangerous mutagens such as heterocyclic amines and bezo(a)pyrene.

    We already know these mutagens can lead to any number of cancers -- but a new 10-year study finds that high levels of them will boost your odds of pancreatic cancer by 86 percent.

    And when you consider that the five-year survival rate of pancreatic cancer is just 5 percent, that's a risk you don't want to take.

    But let's not throw all the heat on meat here -- because even charred beyond all recognition, it's not the worst thing on the menu.

    Starchy foods are far more common than well-done meats -- most people eat starch with every single meal -- and research going back years confirms that these empty carbohydrates can also boost your pancreatic cancer risk.

    You can always cook your meat a little less... but there's absolutely nothing you can do to foods like taters, bread and rice that'll make them any better for you. So keep the steak on the menu -- just be sure to eat it rare.

  3. The high-tech mammogram scam

    Let's get this out there right off the bat: Mammograms have always been about making money, not saving lives. Doubt me at your own risk on this one, ladies, but the numbers speak for themselves. And the newest numbers scream "SCAM" as loud as they can.
  4. Full-body scanners blamed for cancer spike

    Airport workers say radioactive full-body scanners have already caused a spike in cancers -- and normally, I'd be the first the call that claim ridiculous.
  5. Are vegetables nutrion-less trash?

    I can't help it, though! The bulk of them - like mainstream darlings corn and potatoes (actually starches), peas, cooked carrots, and string beans - are just nutrition-less trash that'll make you fat…

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