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Right or Wrong?
So zero calorie foods or drinks are good, right? Wrong. They contain artificial ingredients that the body not only does not recognize as food, but also contain ingredients that may actually be harmful to he gut, brain, and nerve system. Read More
M.O.V.E. Motivation to be healthy.
Motivate, Organize, Visualize, Execute.
It doesn’t take much. Get off the technology. I hear everyday in my practice “…you don’t understand doc. I need to get things done and I have to be “connected. My people need me. I work constantly. If I didn’t have my cell phone, computer etc. I would never get done. How is this? How did we as a race build pyramids, discover new worlds across the ocean, put someone in outer space. We did all of this without cell phones and technology that keeps us not in constant contact but in a vegetative “zombie” state. We are spending more on health care than ever before and we are sicker than we have ever been in history. Put down your smart phones and MOVE.
Motivation to be healthy.
Motivation can come from within or outside. It is usually helpful to have someone alongside you. You can then hold each other accountable.
Organize to be healthy.
Organize: This means you have to plan. Failing to plan means you are planning to fail.
Visualize to be healthy.
Visualize: See in your minds eye exactly every detail of your successful outcome and use your organizational plan to achieve it!
Finally, Execute: Sitting on the couch with all the best positive thoughts in the world will not get you your ideal goals. Part of your execution is the planning to commit to a workout, eating plan and specific times to do so. Do not waiver from this. Oh you say your life got in the way. My patients ran over. That is my big rationalization. Fill in your own lame excuse here. If something gets in your way. Then you did not do step two properly and plan. Let’s end this Zombie Apocalypse!
When a celebrity gets involved the public perception is dramatically influenced even when your gut tells you something is wrong. This is a portion of an article that comes to us from Mike Adams of Naturalnews.com
Patenting human genes is huge business
Today, about 20 percent of your genes are already patented by corporations and universities. As the ACLU explains, “A gene patent holder has the right to prevent anyone from studying, testing or even looking at a gene. As a result, scientific research and genetic testing has been delayed, limited or even shut down due to concerns about gene patents.”
This means that when corporations own patents on human genes, it stifles scientific research while granting that corporation a monopoly over the “intellectual property” encoded in your own DNA! (How criminal is that? You decide…)
What this means is that if the Supreme Court rules against Myriad, it would set a precedent that would dismantle the entire human gene patenting industry, affecting trillions of dollars in future profits.
This, I believe, is the real reason behind Angelina Jolie’s announcement. It seems designed to invoke women’s emotional reactions and create a groundswell of support for corporate-owned genes, thereby handing these corporations a Supreme Court precedent that will ensure trillions in future profits. It’s a for-profit PR stunt that tries to trick women into supporting a corporate system of patents and monopolies that claims, right now, to own portions of the bodies of every woman living today.
While most media outlets have no clue about the patent issues at stake here, the Detroit Free Press took notice, saying:
“The Hollywood star’s decision to get tested for a breast cancer gene mutation, undergo a double mastectomy and then write about it calls attention to a case now pending before the court. The justices have just weeks to decide if Myriad Genetics’ patent on the two genes that can identify an increased risk of breast and ovarian cancer is legal. Critics complain that the company’s monopoly leaves them as the sole source of the $4,000 tests needed to determine each woman’s risk.”
Lying with statistics: Jolie’s 87% risk exaggeration
There’s more to this story than just the patents on BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. Angelina Jolie is also using blatantly misleading statistics to terrify women into thinking their breasts might kill them.
In the NYT op-ed piece, Jolie claims her doctor told her she has an “87% risk” of developing breast cancer. But what she didn’t tell you is that this number doesn’t apply to the entire population: it’s actually old data derived almost exclusively from families that were previously documented to have very high risks of breast cancer to begin with.
A study published on the National Human Genome Research Institute website and conducted by scientists from the National Institutes of Health reveals that breast cancer risks associated with BRCA1 genes are significantly lower than what’s being hyped up by Jolie and the mainstream media.
In fact, in a large room of 600 women, only ONE will likely have a BRCA mutation in her genetic code. The actual incidence is 0.125 to 0.25 out of 100 women, or 1 in 400 to 1 in 800. I used 600 as the average of 400 and 800.
And out of that 1 in 600 women who has the mutation, her risk of breast cancer is only 56 percent, not 78 percent as claimed by Jolie. But 13 percent of women without the BRCA mutation get breast cancer anyway, according to this scientific research, so the increased risk is just 43 out of 100 women.
So what we’re really talking about here is 1 in 600 women having a BRCA gene mutation, then less than half of those getting cancer because of it. In other words, only about 1 in 1200 women will be affected by this.
Yet thanks to people like Jolie and the fear-mongering mainstream media, women all across the nation have been terrified into believing their breasts might kill them and the best way to handle the problem is to cut them off!
This, my friends, is the essence of doomsday fear mongering. This issue affects less than one-tenth of one percent of women but is being riled up into a nationwide fear campaign that just happens to feed profits into the for-profit cancer diagnosis and treatment industry, not to mention the monopolistic human gene patenting cartels.
That’s the real story of what’s happening here. Don’t expect to read this in the New York Times.
Corporate media refuses to mention real prevention and treatment options
As part of the breast cancer fear mongering and treatment scam now being run across the mainstream media, nearly all media sources are prohibiting any mention of holistic or natural options for treatment or prevention.
Sure, the media talks about “options,” but all those options just happen to lead back to the for-profit cancer industry. As an example, read this story by ABC News, part of the lying mainstream media that misinforms women and pushes a corporate agenda:
If you do test positive for BRCA, you have options, and you don’t necessarily have to go the Jolie route. Some women choose not to have surgery. Instead, they increase cancer surveillance with imaging tests. These include regular mammograms to test for breast cancer, and regular pelvic sonograms and blood-tests to watch for ovarian cancer.
Nowhere in this article does ABC News mention ways to suppress the BRCA1 gene by, for example, eating raw cruciferous vegetables containing Indole-3-Carbinol (I3C), a potent anti-cancer nutrient that halts breast cancer in its tracks. Nowhere does ABC News mention vitamin D which prevents nearly 4 out of 5 cancers of all types, including breast cancer.
Nope, the “options” being pushed by mainstream media are nothing more than mammograms, surgery, radiation and chemotherapy — all owned and run by the for-profit cancer industry that feeds on women and exploits their bodies for profit.
Nor is their any discussion of the total scam of the “pink ribbons” cancer cure industry which is primarily focused on giving women cancer through “free mammograms.” As any scientist or physicist already knows, mammograms cause cancer because they emit ionizing radiation directly into the breast and heart tissues. Get enough mammograms done and sooner or later they will detect breast cancer because they caused it! To date, 1.3 million women have been harmed by mammography.
Thanks, Angelina, for keeping the wool pulled over the eyes of women everywhere while selling out to for-profit, monopolistic, corporate interests that incessantly seek to exploit women for profit.
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I know I am going to pushing all kind of buttons with our readers but here is the truth. We want to believe in our white coat doctors and what they tell us. After all, are they not looking after our best interest? I am sickened by how the medical community has become a profit driven machine and preying on the fear of women to cut off disease free tissue just in case you may develop cancer. The insane part of this is just because you carry a gene for a certain cancer it doesn’t mean that you can’t live a lifestyle that prevents the expression of that gene. Genes can be switched on and off. Based upon my family genetic history I should be dying of heart disease and many forms of cancer.
Dr. Bruce Lipton’s work shows our genetic history does not have to be our future. Gene expression can be changed through lifestyle modification. Generations of fat families for example, one mom and dad decide to get in shape get off GMO and other inflammatory foods and wella they have a lean child that never shows any signs of obesity. Remember this is not an argument of cancer treatment. Angelina had no cancer. I can’t imagine the anguish she must have gone through in this decision; however, she should have been informed of other options. The 87% risk of breast cancer the doctors stated has no basis in science. They also stated that now she has only a 5% risk. Also not based in science.
The alternative is to create a healthy lifestyle where the environment for “high risk” genes is limited. This article was published by Naturalnews.com decide for yourself.
by Mike Adams, NaturalNews.com
(NaturalNews) In a New York Times op-ed explaining her decision to have both of her breasts surgically removed even though she doesn’t have breast cancer, Angelina Jolie cited risk numbers as key to her decision. She said that doctors told her she had an “87% risk of breast cancer.” Her solution? Undergo three months of surgical procedures and have her breasts cut out.
Problem solved, right? With her breasts removed, she says her risk of breast cancer is now reduced to a mere 5 percent. The same bizarre logic can also be applied to men who cut off their testicles to “prevent testicular cancer” or people who cut out their colons to “prevent colorectal cancer.” But that would be insane, so nobody does that, because one of the most basic principles of medicine is that you don’t subject patients to the considerable risks and costs of surgery and anesthesia to remove organs that have no disease!
But the really sad part about all this is that Angelina Jolie was lied to. She didn’t have an 87% risk of breast cancer in the first place. All the women reading her NYT op-ed piece are also being lied to.
How cancer doctors lie with statistics and use fear to scare women into high-profit procedures
The very idea that breast cancer is a “percent risk” is a complete lie. In reality, everyone has cancer micro-tumors in their bodies, including myself. Cancer is not a disease you just “get” like being randomly struck by lightning. It’s something you must “manage” or “prevent” day by day, meal by meal, through a lifestyle choice that involves vitamin D supplementation, nutrition, superfoods, vegetable juices and avoidance of cancer-causing chemicals and radiation.
So when a doctor says you have a “chance” of getting cancer, what he’s implying is that you have no control over cancer, and that’s an outright lie. Cancer quackery, in other words.
Even Jolie with her BRCA1 gene that’s linked to breast cancer can quite easily follow a dietary and lifestyle plan that suppresses BRCA1 gene expression. It’s not rocket science. It’s not even difficult. It can be done with simple foods that cost a few dollars a day. Those foods include raw citrus, resveratrol (red grapes or red wine), raw cruciferous vegetables, omega-3 oils and much more. Those same foods also help prevent heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and other chronic diseases.
Indole-3-carbinol (I3C), by the way, a natural chemical found in cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and cabbage, offers powerful prevention against BRCA1 gene expression. But you don’t hear cancer doctors telling women to “eat more cabbage” because that doesn’t make the cancer industry any money. You can buy I3C as a potent nutritional supplement from a variety of sources. It’s literally cancer prevention in a capsule.
So the whole “chance” argument is pure quackery. There is no chance involved in whether you get cancer. It’s all cause and effect. You are either living a pro-cancer lifestyle and therefore growing cancer, or you’re living an anti-cancer lifestyle and keeping cancer in check so that it never becomes a problem. Cause and effect is what results in either the growth of cancer tumors or the prevention of cancer tumors. There is no “luck” involved.
It’s fascinating, isn’t it, that medical doctors don’t believe in luck or voodoo on any topic other than cancer. But when it comes to cancer, they want all women to be suckered into the victim mentality that cancer is purely a matter of “luck” and therefore women have no control over their own health outcomes. How dis-empowering! How sick! How incredibly exploitive of women!
If you really want to be informed about breast cancer and the corrupt, dishonest cancer industry, read my related article 10 Facts about the Breast Cancer Industry You’re Not Supposed to Know. Or listen to our upcoming FREE Cancer Solutions Summit broadcasting this coming Monday, May 20th.
Why doesn’t the cancer industry empower women with a sense of control over their own health?
I find it astonishing that the cancer industry doesn’t believe in cause and effect. They would rather scare women with “risk” statistics that imply people have no control over cancer. Empowering women with a sense of control over their own health is the last thing the cancer industry wants to do, because that would cause them to lose customers and lose money.
It’s far more profitable to scare all women into a state of such irrational panic that they agree to the most insane things imaginable such as chopping off both their healthy breasts even though they have no cancer. Such women are then convinced they’ve literally saved their own lives by agreeing to be mutilated by cancer surgeons.
“My chances of developing breast cancer have dropped from 87 percent to under 5 percent,” says Jolie. “I can tell my children that they don’t need to fear they will lose me to breast cancer.”
Will she also tell her children they should mutilate themselves, too, as a form of medical disease prevention? And what happens if she learns she has a risk of brain cancer? Does she chop off her head and call it a cure?
The scam of making women believe there is only ONE way to reduce your “risk” of breast cancer
The other enormous scam in all this is the idea that there’s only one way to reduce your “risk” of breast cancer. Even if you believe the fictitious number of “87% risk,” why does everyone automatically assume there is one and only one way to lower that risk?
“For any woman reading this, I hope it helps you to know you have options,” writes Jolie in the NYT. Yet she utterly fails to offer women any options other than the one she took: check in to a cancer center and let them play “cut-poison-burn” on your body. Jolie’s op-ed piece, which reads as if it were written by the public relations department of the Pink Lotus Breast Center, offers nothing in the way of nutrition advice, lifestyle choices, holistic therapies, wellness, alternative medicine… nothing! What an incredible disservice to all the women of America…
In the world of health, nutrition and cancer, there are thousands of ways to prevent cancer and suppress the expression of BRCA1 genes. But Jolie and the cancer industry seem to imply no options exist other than chemotherapy, radiotherapy or surgery. Three options only. Nothing else exists in their world, not nutritional prevention, not vitamin D therapy, not vitamin C potentiated micro-chemotherapy, not ozone therapy, acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, stress reduction or anything else. You are supposed to believe that none of these things exist!
And why? Because the cancer industry wants to funnel women like cattle into their slash-poison-burn system of quack treatments. And Angelina Jolie is their new cheerleader. Scarred and no doubt experiencing the chest and armpit numbness that almost always accompanies mastectomy surgery, she now seeks to “inspire” other women to exercise their own sick “choice” and have their breasts removed, too!
It is the sickest invocation of women’s power that I’ve ever witnessed. This is not empowering women, it’s marching them into self-mutilation. And the “risk” is a complete fraud. In truth, Angelina Jolie had a higher risk of dying on the operating table than dying from breast cancer if she simply followed an anti-cancer lifestyle.
Don’t be tricked into self-mutilation by cancer industry quacks
• The claim that you have a “percent risk” of breast cancer is a big lie which implies you have no control over cancer.
• BRCA1 genes can be kept quiet (suppressed) through proper foods and lifestyle choices. A gene is not a death sentence.
• The implication that there is only ONE way to reduce breast cancer risk is a complete lie. There are thousands of options and strategies for preventing cancer. Never be cornered into surgery by a group of surgeons pushing irrational fear.
• Cancer micro-tumors exist in everyone. Cancer must be “managed” in everyone to keep it in check and avoid the growth of tumors.
• The cancer industry tricks women using unethical fear tactics to scare women with false statistics into high-profit cancer procedures that only cause them harm.
• The claim that cutting off healthy breasts somehow “empowers” women is sick and demented. Women are far more empowered by honest information on nutrition and healthy living that allows them to keep their bodies intact rather than being sliced up by dishonest cancer surgeons.
-Mike Adams, NaturalNews.com
The bottom line is stay and be present and informed. I would not cut off my testicles if I did not have cancer and only carried the gene. News flash many men carry the gene and live and die of old age without developing testicular cancer.
I told you this was a controversial topic like religion and politics. Please check out our “Turn Back the Clock 10 Years in the Next 45 Days” for Lifestyle changes to create an optimum wellness environment and a body less likely to become cancerous.
Let us think about this for a moment:
We have routines we follow everyday. Things we do on auto-pilot. They are simple and mindless and done usually effortlessly. We don’t think about them.
You sit at the same spot in your living room to watch television.
When you stand you lean, cross your arms and bend your knee the exact same way.
Doing it the other way is somehow “uncomfortable.”
You visit the same Convenience store for your coffee or tea.
You get your hair done every 4 weeks,
You park your car in the same spot.
You sleep on the same side of the bed.
You always put the same foot forward when going up or down stairs.
The phone is always held to the same ear.
Our lives are filled with thousands of rituals we don’t even think about.
The problem is health is not one of them. We never concern ourselves until it becomes a crises. Making a commitment to establishing good healthy habits is easy once begun. “Once begun half done” … Mary Poppins. In the beginning we have to force the change to happen then it becomes a habit and then the magic begins. Our eating healthy, drinking half your body weight in ounces of water, performing a few minutes morning and night of FlexBuilding and other exercise and daily practice of mindful relaxation techniques becomes a “mindless” ritual and does not “cost” us additional time. Let’s create new good habits that become our mindless rituals.
Who wants to be thin?
I had a life insurance exam and after answering all of the pertinent questions I thought ok I am in pretty good health. A few days later I received a phone call that as expected my health history was good and I was being offered a discount. The agent said the only issue was my weight. I asked “what do you mean.” She replied that I was overweight based upon my height. I asked her define overweight? My question to you today is how do you define being the “correct” weight? Who wants to be thin?
I explained that I was a health and fitness expert and that for my age my body fat was 5 % less than the number for excellence for my age and not only that but it was in the good range for someone 20 younger than me. I’m sorry but these are the parameters and there is nothing she or I could do. I decided not to accept the policy.
The truth about being thin.
Ironically an athletic event requiring me to be able to pull my body weight through the air and over obstacles came up and I dropped weight to see if I could improve on strength and muscular endurance. I dropped about 20 lbs. I wasn’t shocked by what happened I did lose strength, but also lost muscular endurance strength. most shocking; however, at 20 lbs down my body fat went up 3%. In my program I call that a SKIFA or skinny fat. Muscle loss-weight loss but the volume of fat staying the same yields an increase in body fat percentage. It is more important for your health to be lean. Have you changed your opinion yet since the opening question? So who wants to be thin?
Recently I posted an article about Eric Whitehorn and his journey back to health after brain surgery and should surgery. Several FlexBuilding stretching movements are used in Eric’s rehabilitation. Some of these are subscapularis, bench press, high pec and anterior to posterior deltoid.
Here are movements for the neck and shoulders and traps demonstrated by me. The FlexBuilding book includes these movements and many, many more. Try these movements and see for yourself how well they can work for everyone.
The following video testimonial from Eric Whitehorn is only one example of how much relief and restoration of muscle function can be achieved with the use of chiropractic adjustments and the use of FlexBuilding, a unique system of stretching muscle fiber. Eric was a personal trainer when he had a seizure one day and subsequently learned he had a brain turmor which required immediate surgery.
After brain surgery, additional surgery was required to Eric’s shoulders. Eric suffered complete dislocation of both shoulders with full thickness tears of the rotator cuff muscles. I began treating Eric with FlexBuilding movements to restore function to the muscles and tendons. Regular FlexBuilding stretching is done each week and he continues his recovery.
Eric is now back in the gym working and seeing clients on a regular basis.
Some of the FlexBuilding moves used with Eric will be featured in upcoming blogs.