The Traditional Naturopath Podcast #4

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The Traditional Naturopath Podcast - 4 - (07/29/06) Click on the "Play" button (the triangle pointing to the right) below to play it as Streaming Audio. Your browser does not support the audio element. Download MP3(Right-Click on the Link Above and Save) Show Notes: Novartis cancer drug Gleevec may harm the heart, researchers say... Tamoxifen doesn't extend life for most women at high risk for Breast Cancer, this is a case of looking at the "benefits" compared to the risks, and making a personal decision. A study finds stress worsens ovarian cancer... we need each other, and we need to reduce stress! As public pressure mounts, a Judge reverses the earlier chemotherapy sentence for Abraham Cherrix. Weight lifting can help overweight teens reduce the risk of diabetes. Excerpts from your…
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Weight Lifting Can Help Overweight Teens Reduce Risk of Diabetes

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Physical exercise is a great preventative for a lot of sub-health conditions. Now there is evidence that it can be a benefit in avoiding diabetes as well! Weight lifting can help overweight teens reduce risk of diabetes "Teens at risk of developing diabetes can prevent or delay its onset through strength training exercise, a University of Southern California study has found. Research led by Michael Goran, PhD, professor of preventive medicine in the Keck School of Medicine of USC, showed that overweight Latino teenage boys who lifted weights twice per week for 16 weeks significantly reduced their insulin resistance, a condition in which their bodies don't respond to insulin and can't process sugars properly. Insulin resistance is common in obese children and is a precursor of diabetes. The findings were…
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16 Year Old That Was to be Forced to Receive Chemo Gets a Reprieve

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Abraham Cherrix, a sixteen year old, who, with his parents, wanted to avoid another bout of chemotherapy and use a natural, herbal approach for treatment, will get his day in open court on appeal! His first hearing was held in closed court, but the appellate judge ruled that the next hearing will be in a public forum. As public pressure mounts, Judge reverses chemotherapy sentence for Abraham Cherrix (Judge) "Tyler also returned full custody of Abraham to his parents pending his new trial on Aug.16, which will be open to the public, unlike Abraham's first trial. 'I feel like I have been released,' Abraham said after Tyler's decision was announced. The 16-year-old has opted to treat his cancer with the Hoxsey method, an alternative treatment consisting of an organic diet…
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Stress as a Cancer Risk

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Tests with mice have linked stress with ovarian cancer. Now, I am not a huge fan of testing on mice being a direct indicator of the human condition, however, this one makes sense to me. Stress is a problem that can be a direct cause of many sub-health conditions and a supportive factor in developing others. Study finds stress worsens ovarian cancer "Dr. Anil Sood of The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and colleagues noticed that ovarian cancer patients who reported high levels of stress in their lives also had higher levels of a protein called VEGF, which stimulates blood vessel growth in tumors. The patients who had more social support in their lives had lower levels of VEGF. So the team infected mice with ovarian cancer and…
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Weighing the Risks of a Drug: Tamoxifen

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So... let's say that you are a woman that has been told by your doctor that you are "at risk" of breast cancer... NOT that you have it, mind you, just that you are statistically "at risk." So, the doctor recommends (as a precaution) that you begin taking a drug called "Tamoxifen." Then you start doing some reading... you find that a new study has determined that not only does Tamoxifen NOT reduce your chance of contracting breast cancer, it actually INCREASES your chances of developing endometrial cancer, cataracts and blood clots! And, it turns out that they also found the drug to be extraordinarily expensive from a public policy point of view, costing up to $1.3 million per year of life "saved." So... would you take it? Ah ha.…
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Novartis Cancer Drug Gleevec May Harm Heart

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Again, we need to examine what drugs do, and what the side-effects can be. While a drug may be designed to have a benefit, the side effects can be as bad as the condition they are designed to treat! In this case, it seems that it could cause congestive heart failure according to research. Novartis Cancer Drug Gleevec May Harm Heart, Researchers Say "Novartis AG's Gleevec cancer drug may harm patients' hearts, researchers said after studying the product in mice and a small group of humans. Gleevec, which can keep a form of the blood cancer leukemia in check, may cause congestive heart failure, the researchers said. Still, the scientists didn't say patients should stop taking the treatment. 'The message is that patients need to stay on Gleevec,' said Thomas…
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Traditional Naturopath Podcast #3

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The Traditional Naturopath Podcast - 3 - (07/23/06) Click on the "Play" button (the triangle pointing to the right) below to play it as Streaming Audio. Your browser does not support the audio element. Download MP3(Right-Click on the Link Above and Save) Show Notes: How to use the Traditional Naturopath website. Tips from the website that will benefit you. How to subscribe to our podcast automatically! Prediabetes may raise the risk of Alzheimer's Disease. More reasons to avoid processed sugar and corn syrup in your diet. Sugar can "feed" cancer! Exposure to chlorine in Indoor Pools may lead to Asthma. Concentrated chlorine can lead to lung damage. Vitamin D increases your body's production of naturally occurring antibiotics, called antimicrobial peptides, that are produced throughout the body the cell walls of…
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Your Health: Who’s In Charge?

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The story of Abraham Cherrix is one of the most amazing, and chilling, that I have heard of. He had two strikes against him in his situation, one, he was 16 years old, technically, a minor, and two, he had the misfortune to have Hodgkin's disease, a form of cancer that affects the lymph nodes. After going through a regimen of chemotherapy that nearly killed him, he decided he didn't want a second round of the chemotherapy. With his parent's support, Abraham began to educate himself about alternative cancer treatments, telling his oncologist he did not wish to experience any more chemotherapy. This is where it started getting ugly! The forced poisoning of Abraham Cherrix, the tyranny of modern medicine, and state-sponsored assaults on health freedom "...the doctor was apparently…
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Medication Errors Injure 1.5 Million Americans a Year!

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At the end of every Traditional Naturopath Podcast I say, "Remember that YOU are the person most responsible for YOUR health!" This article illustrates a good reason to take on that responsibility! If someone (ANYONE) tries to get you to take a drug, YOU need to demand to know what it is, what it does, and what the side effects and interactions may be! As a Naturopath I try (personally) very diligently to stay completely away from drugs in any form, preferring a more natural approach... however, in the cases where I have HAD to use a drug, I always ask all the "hard questions" until I understand the implications of using it! Forbes Article: Medication Errors Injure 1.5 Million Americans a Year "Medication errors injure at least 1.5 million…
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More Great Benefits of Sunshine and Vitamin D

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Hopefully, you aren't getting tired of me trumpeting the benefits of MODERATE amounts of sunlight on your health! No, I am not saying to fry yourself to a crisp, but staying inside all the time and never getting any sunlight is problematic as well! The bottom line is that around 20 minutes of daily sunshine will help your body create Vitamin D... and more! How The Sunshine Vitamin Zaps Disease "Getting your vitamin D naturally from safe sunshine exposure is one of the best things you can do for your health as it works like a drug to treat all sorts of conditions, from strengthening bones to slowing down cancer. But just how powerful is vitamin D? Among other things, vitamin D increases your body's production of naturally occurring antibiotics,…
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