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Thursday, April 29, 2010

The Wheat You Eat Is The Wheat You Reap

There is a health maxim I would like to share with those from the great state of Nebraska, where a typical free life insurance quote is worth its weight in gold. The maxim relates to the use of wheat. And we all know that Nebraska is in the wheat belt. The saying goes like this: He who eats wheat is a mighty wheat consumer, but he who studies wheat is a mighty wheat researcher. They say this in all the big schools.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Soybeans and Danger to Health

Soy is a dangerous food in the uncooked state. It contains chemicals that neutralize the pancreatic digestive juices. It is a poison. It may even cause problems for many Americans who eat it. It must first be cooked. Then it can be digested. But many people do not know that soy may pose another risk. It may provide a false sense of security and encourage Americans to drink more sugar, hoping for the health of the heart that Japanese enjoy. The soy products we use in America are woefully inadequate for health, in most cases.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Health Is the Problem Today

There is no answer. We tried to look in but found nothing to answer the question. The hard questions have no real answers. The hard questions need to be asked. We need to have answers too. But who can say? It might need more time and more research. It might not. That is the problem today. It will be that way tomorrow too.

The Health of the Nation Is In Our Hands

There is no such thing as a natural cholesterol treatment. The best you can do is debate the issue. You can research it but there is no definitive answer. Is it true? Is it false? Is it part true? Is it part false? The answer is that it is hard to know although we can try to find the answer by doing some hard fact checks.

Is DHEA Hepatocarcinogenic?

This post addresses the question of whether DHEA might be hepatocarcinogenic (a cause of liver cancer) in humans. Concern was raised when researchers at Oregon State University fed DHEA to trout and noted increased liver cancer.1 Stephen A. Cherniske commented that trout is "an organism that does not even produce DHEA naturally." He further said, "Such data [about trout liver cancer] would be useful only if there were indications that the same thing might occur in humans. But in a review of more than 5,500 studies published on DHEA, not one has shown that DHEA stimulates cancer growth. In fact, DHEA has been used successfully in the treatment of cancer."2 (Photo: Stephen Cherinske) References
  1. "Modulation of aflatoxin-B1 hepatocarcinogenesis in trout by dehydroepiandrosterone: initiation/post-initiation and latency effects." Orner GA, Hendricks JD, Arbogast D, Williams DE. Carcinogenesis. 1998 Jan. 19(1):161-7.
  2. "The DHEA Debate: A critical review of clinical and experimental data. Stephen Cherniske. LE Magazine. March 2004. Online at Cherniske quote from:

Monday, April 19, 2010

The Ethics of Recommending What Is To Be Avoided

It is important not only to avoid foods that are harmful but also to ingest those that are not and in the long run to achieve a balance in the intake and consumption of those which are most full of nutrients, such as eggs, wheat bread, and water. The use of products such as clinicallix can lead to a serious depletion of nutrients and is not to be recommended here or on any site that has an ethical standpoint.

The Way to the Future is Through Computers

Health is a concern not only for those who are working in the medical field but also those who use computers, for as Ray Kurzweil points out the computer is the future of the race, if not the future of the technological exponential revolution that is upon us. In the scanning software that exists today can be found the remnants of the view that tomorrow is not only a better day but one to be envisioned even today.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Grapefruit Increases Risk of Breast Cancer

Grapefruit juice contains a substance that increases plasma estrogen, which in turn leads to a greater risk of breast cancer. Researchers said, "An increased risk of similar magnitude was seen in users of oestrogen therapy."1

  1. "Prospective study of grapefruit intake and risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women: the Multiethnic Cohort Study." Monroe KR, Murphy SP, Kolonel LN, Pike MC. Br J Cancer. 2008 Jan 15;98(1):240-1. PMID: 17622247.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Read Health Claims Carefully and Critically

There are some health sites that review pills such as glucomannan. These sites purport to give you objective reviews but often only review a product for the purpose of switching you to a sponsored product. Be careful what you read. Weigh the evidence carefully and compare to other evidence if you are unsure of what a site says about a health product, especially one which may have a significant impact on your hormones or digestive system.

Amazon Health Books

Numerous health books are available at Amazon books. They can often be purchased at a substantial discount. Even with shipping they are cheaper than buying new. Some books are priced at a low of only one cent. Hard to believe but true. And many books can be previewed online. This is a wonderful feature for book lovers and researchers. Highly recommended.

Ray Kurzweil Interview with Glenn Beck

This is the best interview of Ray Kurzweil, done by a guy who is so personable he gets Ray to open up and enjoy himself. Wonderful, both the interview technique and the information Ray gives you.

Friday, April 2, 2010

How Does Beta Sitosterol Work?

Beta sitosterol works through numerous pathways, one of which is to induce apoptosis (cell death) of cancer cells. "There is evidence that phytosterols inhibit the growth of estrogen-independent breast cancer MD Anderson Cancer Center (MDA)-MB-231 (MDA-MB-231) cells and androgen-dependent prostate cancer lymphnode cancer cell of the prostate (LNCaP) cells by initiating apoptosis. Beta-Sitosterol (16 umol/L) stimulates apoptosis in MDA-MB-231 cells
(63) and LNCaP cells (41,64) in vitro." The researchers further stated that oral beta sitosterol "lowered circulating E2 levels."

  1. "B-Sitosterol, B-Sitosterol Glucoside, and a Mixture of B-Sitosterol and B-Sitosterol Glucoside Modulate the Growth of Estrogen-Responsive Breast Cancer Cells In Vitro and in Ovariectomized Athymic Mice." Young H. Ju, Laura M. Clausen, Kimberly F. Allred, Anthony L. Almada, and William G. Helferich. J. Nutrition.