Pancreatic cancer

  1. Pancreatic cancer linked to strange bacteria (Easily KILL IT with this!)

    I do NOT like delivering bad news.

    My goal has always been to read the symptoms and get to the root cause of the disease BEFORE it becomes a real problem.

    Now, it doesn’t always work that way...

    But delivering bad is something I want to avoid at all costs.

    And it’s a big reason why love bringing you Health e-Tips—advice that can save us both from finding out you have cancer, heart disease, and other nasty conditions.

    In the case today, I’m talking about pancreatic cancer – a cancer with a low survivability rate. And a solution so easy, you’ll be kicking yourself for not having done it sooner.

    The strange link between bacteria and pancreatic cancer

    Doctors have known for a while that bacteria is somehow connected to pancreatic cancer. We’ve seen bacteria present in the tumors.

    But exactly what this meant was unknown until very recently – which makes this discovery all the more important...

    New research finds there are LOADS of a certain type of oral bacteria in aggressive, malignant tumors. That’s the bad news. (Conversely, tumors withoutthese bacteria are vastly more likely to be benign).

    Folks, this is yet more proof that bacteria doesn’t just stay in one place. Your gut, your mouth...it’s all connected to the rest of your body.

    And when it gets out of control, it can do SERIOUS DAMAGE to your health!

    The oral bacteria researchers discovered in the malignant tumors is related to periodontal disease.

    That leads us to the good news — this cancer-causing bacteria is easy to treat!

    Here’s what you can do:

    1. The quick fix is to brush and floss regularly. If you don’t like the traditional dental floss, get yourself a water pick. It’s not a 100 percent fix, but it’s far better than doing nothing at all.
    2. You should also go to the dentist every six months. Everything starts in your mouth – even heart disease. So keeping track of your dental health can keep you healthy.
    3. And there is one more thing you can do: take a resveratrol supplement.

    Resveratrol, a natural polyphenol found in the skin of red grapes, has several science-backed health benefits. It can lower your blood pressure, act as an anti-inflammatory, and protect your brain function to start.

    But more pertinent today is that it’s an effective antimicrobial...

    For example, researchers placed resveratrol in a blood agar dish (think a petri dish) with colonies of the types of bacteria that cause periodontal disease. After one hour, the bacteria were almost completely destroyed. NONE could be found after 24 hours.

    Now, you’re not going to hold resveratrol in your mouth for 24 hours, much less an hour...

    But the key here is resveratrol’s antimicrobial activity.

    Since the plant compound works best when it comes into direct contact with the bacteria, a liquid resveratrol supplement is preferred versus a capsule product.

    It also means a glass of red wine a day can be beneficial (thanks to its resveratrol content).

  2. Killer cancer claims a musical legend

    The “Queen of Soul” has left us. Just after it was announced that she was in hospice care in her hometown of Detroit, the news broke that Aretha Franklin had passed.

    She’d been battling pancreatic cancer – a notoriously aggressive form of the disease with one of the worst survival rates (in fact, its five-year survival rate is downright abysmal).

    Now, we don’t know the details of her diagnosis or treatment, and maybe we never will.

    But there’s one thing we do know about pancreatic cancer that certainly could relate to the soulful singer: It’s been linked to obesity.

    Now, Ms. Franklin was never a skinny little thing, but we did see her struggling on stage as she carried some extra weight (in some cases, a lot of extra weight) later in her career.

    I’m sure that certainly didn’t help.

    In fact, there are a dozen different types of cancer that have been linked to excess body weight – and most are cancers of the digestive system.

    Those are the types of cancers that have been on the rise over the last few years, while the incidence of cancers NOT related to obesity has been dropping.

    You see, obesity increases inflammation throughout your body and undermines your immune defenses, both of which can help cancerous tumors grow and spread.

    Not only that, but those "spare tires" and "muffin tops" can hijack your hormones and spike your insulin levels, spurring on cancer.

    And a recent study showed that surplus fat cells can actually "communicate" with cancer cells and encourage tumor growth!

    But no matter which theory holds the most "weight," one thing is clear: Maintaining a healthy number on the scale will make it less likely that you'll wind up with a tumor somewhere in your body.

    If you’ve been reading my eTips for a while now, you know that I recommend the Paleo diet as a common-sense approach to eating clean and fueling your body with only the good stuff.

    And exercising for just 20 minutes a day can keep cancer away – it’s really that simple.

    But there are some other things you can do, too.

    For instance, when you’re eating and exercising “like a caveman,” make sure you’re getting plenty of vitamin D by bulking up on your leafy greens and spending plenty of time outdoors soaking up the “sunshine vitamin.”

    A 2016 study showed that people who live in areas with low UVB rays are six times more likely to develop pancreatic cancer.

    Just to be sure, take a vitamin D supplement as well.

    What’s more, in 2015, researchers found that supplementing with something else helped fight off pancreatic cancer, too: magnesium.

    Not only that, but NOT taking a magnesium supplement daily seriously increased the odds of getting the deadly disease. For every decrease in daily dosage by 100 mg, the occurrence of pancreatic cancer increased by 24 percent.

    Finally, infected gums have also been linked to pancreatic cancer, so brush your teeth for a solid two minutes at least twice a day AND floss every single tooth at least once a day.

    Believe me, you don’t want to mess with pancreatic cancer. And the best way to beat it is to never get it in the first place.

    Rest easy, Aretha.

  3. Diabetes doubles pancreatic cancer risk

    A study proves that poor blood sugar control could leave you with one of the deadliest cancers known to mankind.
  4. Low-iron vegetarian diet could lead to deadly stroke

    Looks like the half-baked vegetarians have gotten themselves into another sticky situation. Their low-iron diet forces platelets to clump together and could cause fatal strokes.
  5. Can veganism cause pancreatic cancer?

    Pancreatic cancer is the disease that ultimately claimed the life of Steve Jobs last year -- and if a guy with all that power and money can't beat it, you know it's bad news. But I can't help but wonder if the guy's vegan lifestyle did him in -- because there's a key mineral that can minimize your risk of this deadly cancer... and if you're munching on bunny chow, you're missing out.
  6. 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.”
  7. How back pain could give you cancer

    One minute, you're battling back pain... the next, you're fighting off cancer. When it rains, it pours, right?
  8. The two-in-one med that's double the trouble

    Diabetics, you know the score: The more pills you take... the sicker you get. Well, now Merck wants to "help." They're cutting back on the number of pills -- but don't get too excited: They're not actually reducing the number of drugs.
  9. Have a hot dog

    Don't eat that! You'll get CANCER! How many times have you heard that irritating bit of naggery over hot dogs, bacon, ham, and other cured (and delicious) meats?

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