Dogs detect breast cancer from bandage: researchers

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Mariëtte Le Roux
March 24, 2017

Paris (AFP) – Dogs can sniff out cancer from a piece of cloth which had touched the breast of a woman with a tumour, researchers said Friday, announcing the results of an unusual, but promising, diagnostic trial.

With just six months of training, a pair of German Shepherds became 100-percent accurate in their new role as breast cancer spotters, the team said.

The technique is simple, non-invasive and cheap, and may revolutionise cancer detection in countries where mammograms are hard to come by.

“In these countries, there are oncologists, there are surgeons, but in rural areas often there is limited access to diagnostics,” Isabelle Fromantin, who leads project Kdog, told journalists in Paris.

This means that “people arrive too late,” to receive life-saving treatment, she added. “If this works, we can roll it out rapidly.”

Working on the assumption that breast cancer cells have a distinguishing smell which sensitive dog noses will pick up, the team collected samples from 31 cancer patients.

These were pieces of bandage that patients had held against their affected breast.

With the help of canine specialist Jacky Experton, the team trained German Shepherds Thor and Nykios to recognise cancerous rags from non-cancerous ones.

“It is all based on game-playing” and reward, he explained.

After six months, the dogs were put to the test over several days in January and February this year.

This time, the researchers used 31 bandages from different cancer patients than those the dogs had been trained on.

One bandage was used per experiment, along with three samples from women with no cancer.

– Saving lives –

Each bandage was placed in a box with a large cone which the dogs could stick their noses into, sniffing at each in turn — four boxes per test.

The exercise was repeated once with each sample, meaning there were 62 individual responses from the dogs in all.

In the first round, the dogs detected 28 out of the 31 cancerous bandages — a 90-percent pass rate, the researchers announced.

On the second try, they scored 100 percent — sitting down in front of the box containing the cancerous sample with their muzzle pressed deep into the cone.

“There is technology that works very well, but sometimes simpler things, more obvious things, can also help,” said Amaury Martin of the Curie Institute, citing the many untested stories of dogs having detected cancer in their owners.

“Our aim was see if we can move from conventional wisdom to… real science, with all the clinical and research validation that this entails.”

This was the proof-of-concept phase of Kdog.

The next step will be a clinical trial with more patients and another two dogs, but the team is still in need of project funding.

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15 Foods You Didn’t Know Are High in Vitamin C

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Dr. Mercola
March 24, 2017

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/art… Vitamin C is a vital component of healthy skin and strong immune system. Eat more of these vitamin C foods to stay fit and healthy. To read health articles, visit Mercola.com.

These Amazing Benefits Are Yours When You Drink Water on an Empty

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[Editor’s Note]

My only contention with the article below is about drinking water before brushing your teeth.  This is because, as Dr. Bruce Fife shared in his incisive book, Oil Pulling Therapy – Detoxifying & Cleaning The Body Through Oral Cleansing, while you are sleeping, throughout the night the mouth generates many bacteria overtime.  If you happen to drink the water before cleansing your mouth, you will simply wash down bacteria into your intestines.  This is problematic because many studies have shown the correlation between bacteria in the mouth, bacteria in the intestines and dozens of diseases.   Just food for thought.
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Source: TheMindUnleashed.com
Christina Sarich
March 19, 2017

What if one of the simplest practices imaginable could crank up your health to a brand new level? What if you could start this practice tomorrow, first thing in the morning, before your eyes have even really opened, before you’ve brushed your teeth, and before you’ve had that coveted cup of coffee? It’s called the water treatment, and the Japanese culture has been practicing it for hundreds of years with some pretty astounding results.

Before I explain exactly how you do this mind-numbingly easy practice, you should know that the Japanese medical society found first-thing-in-the-morning-water-drinking as an assistant to curing the following diseases:

  • Headaches
  • Body Aches
  • Heart Problems
  • Arthritis
  • Bronchitis
  • Asthma
  • Meningitis
  • Kidney and urine disorders
  • Cancer
  • Ear, nose, and throat disease
  • Diarrhea
  • Piles
  • Diabetes
  • Constipation
  • Excess body weight
  • Womb diseases
  • Gastritis
  • Epilepsy

If this sounds like some kind of snake-oil miracle cure, don’t fret, I’ll explain exactly how it works. The Japanese Water Cure, as it has been called, does the following things to your body’s chemical and physiological processes:

  1. Purifies the colon, getting rid of putrefying waste, and allowing the gut to absorb more of the minerals, vitamins, and enzymes we need to be healthy.
  2. Drinking chilled water first thing in the morning creates what is called thermogenesis, whereby the body burns up to 24% more calories throughout the day with the boosted metabolism that results from drinking water as soon as you wake.
  3. Drinking water on an empty stomach balances the lymph system, an important part of your body’s immune function. The water helps to balance the liquids in your body and fight disease more easily.
  4. Increases the production of new blood and muscle cells, invigorating cellular metabolism.
  5. Drinking water alkalizes the body. Cancer cannot exist in an oxygen-rich alkalized body.
  6. Water consumption stimulates the liver and aids in the digestive process. Some say that our guts contain about 90 percent of our health, or lack thereof.

How to Practice the Water Cure

Here are the steps you should take to make sure you get the best results from the water cure:

1. When you wake up in the morning before brushing your teeth, drink 4 x 160ml glasses of water

2. Brush and clean the mouth but do not eat or drink anything for 45 minutes. This allows the water time to filter through the digestive system.

3. After 45 minutes you can eat and drink again.

4. After 15 minutes of breakfast, lunch and dinner do not eat or drink anything for 2 hours.

5. Those who sick or aged, and are unable to drink 4 glasses of water at the beginning of the day may try taking a little water at a time and gradually increasing it to 4 glasses per day.

The following list suggests the number of days of the water treatment should be practiced to address specific health concerns:

High Blood Pressure – 30 days

Gastric – 10 days

Diabetes – 30 days

Constipation – 10 days

Cancer – 180 days

TB – 90 days

Arthritis patients should follow the above treatment only for 3 days in the 1st week, and from 2nd week onwards – daily. (IN other words, start slowly to allow toxins to be cleansed form the joints).

If you are healthy, this healing protocol will simply boost your energy levels, encourage natural, side-effect free detoxification which can boost your mood and help the body recover from the introduction of invaders like viruses or bad bacteria more easily.

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Christina Sarich is a musician, yogi, humanitarian and freelance writer who channels many hours of studying Lao Tzu, Paramahansa Yogananda, Rob Brezny, Miles Davis, and Tom Robbins into interesting tidbits to help you Wake up Your Sleepy Little Head, and *See the Big Picture*. Her blog is Yoga for the New World . Her latest book is Pharma Sutra: Healing The Body And Mind Through The Art Of Yoga.

Homeopathy and Healing with Dr. Mitchell A. Fleisher

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March 24, 2017

On today’s podcast I’m interviewing the physician who had the single biggest influence on me deciding to attend naturopathic medical school… My guest is Dr. Mitch Fleisher, and we’re discussing homeopathy.

Dr. Mitch Fleisher is a double board-certified family physician specializing in classical homeopathy, nutritional and botanical medicine, with over thirty years experience practicing integrative medicine. He attended Stanford University School of Medicine, during which time he began his homeopathic studies in 1975. Dr. Fleisher has served as an active member of the clinical faculty of the National Center for Homeopathy, a Clinical Instructor for the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center and at the Medical College of Virginia, where he has taught homeopathy in the complementary medicine programs. He continues to lecture throughout the U.S. and internationally on classical homeopathy and nutritional therapy.

He is the author of Alternative DrMCare Natural Medical Self-Care Protocols© designed to help people help themselves with natural therapies. He is also the author of Rapid Reference to the Fundamentals of Vitamin Therapy: Oral, Topical, and Intravenous Clinical Applications. Dr. Fleisher is in private practice in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in Nellysford, Virginia.

On Today’s show Dr. Fleisher explains how he has helped numerous patients overcome skin and health conditions with homeopathy. There are many questions about homeopathy – what it is, how it works and ways to use it at home as well as in clinical settings. And, we cover all of this and more in today’s podcast.

Vitamin C breakthrough: Low-cost nutrient HALTS cancer stem cell growth

Image: Vitamin C breakthrough discovery: Low-cost nutrient halts growth of cancer stem cells… 1000% more effective than cancer drug… peer-reviewed science confirms powerful effects
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Mike Adams
March 23, 2017

An exciting medical breakthrough published in the science journal Oncotarget has discovered the astonishing ability of concentrated vitamin C to halt the growth of cancer tumor stem cells.

The study, conducted at the University of Salford in Manchester — (see full text of the study at this link) — tested the impact on cancer stem cell metabolism for seven substances:

  • Three natural substances, including vitamin C
  • Three experimental pharmaceuticals
  • One clinical drug currently in widespread use

The study’s astonishing results reveal “the first evidence that Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) can be used to target and kill cancer stem cells (CSCs), the cells responsible for fuelling fatal tumours,” reports the flagship science publisher Alpha Galileo.

Vitamin C found to work up to 10 times better than a cancer pharmaceutical

Led by Michael P. Lisanti and Gloria Bonuccelli, the study results astonished researchers when it found that vitamin C worked up to 10 times better than a pharmaceutical cancer drug at interfering with cancer stem cell metabolism, effectively shutting down cancer tumors’ ability to process cellular energy for survival and growth.

“Vitamin C is cheap, natural, non-toxic and readily available so to have it as a potential weapon in the fight against cancer would be a significant step,” said Dr. Michael P. Lisanti, Professor of Translational Medicine at the University of Salford, in the Alpha Galileo summary of his research. It goes on to report:

Vitamin C has previously been shown to be effective as a non-toxic anti-cancer agent in studies by Nobel Prize winner Linus Pauling and was recently shown to reduce mortality by 25% on breast cancer patients in Japan. However, its effects on CSC activity have not been previously evaluated and in this context, it behaves as an inhibitor of glycolysis, which fuels energy production in mitochondria, the “powerhouse” of the cell.

Great promise for IV vitamin C therapy as a complementary or alternative cancer treatment

Don’t believe doctors who smugly claim vitamin C has no ability to treat cancer. While the potency of vitamin C (ascorbic acid) used in the study is more than what could be achieved by eating oranges or other vitamin C-rich foods, the high concentration of the powerful nutrient could be achieved through intravenous (IV) therapy.

IV vitamin C therapy is readily available in some “alternative” cancer clinics throughout the world, and this research breakthrough could lead to more clinical trials that might one day see vitamin C used more widely throughout complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).

If these results had been attributed to a patented Big Pharma chemical, it would be heralded as a “miracle cancer drug” breakthrough. But don’t hold your breath waiting for the medical establishment to celebrate this discovery… vitamin C can’t be patented, and it’s incredibly inexpensive, meaning there’s no financial incentive for any cancer clinic to promote vitamin C when they can make far more money off the profits of chemotherapy.

The original study, published in Oncotarget at this link, concludes that “Vitamin C was ~10 times more potent than 2-DG for the targeting of CSCs.” (2-DG refers to an experimental cancer pharmaceutical, and CSC refers to Cancer Stem Cells.)

Read the full HTML text of the study at this link.

New science once again proves “skeptics” are hopelessly ignorant when it comes to advanced medicine

Not surprisingly, to this day, drug-pushing science “skeptics” continue to ridiculously claim that vitamin C has no medicinal use whatsoever and that only chemotherapy can treat cancer, not nutritional therapies. Even the science writers in the fake science media — NYT, CNN, Washington Post, etc. — seem to have no knowledge whatsoever of nutritional therapies for cancer, diabetes, heart disease or other chronic conditions.

It just goes to show you how incredibly ignorant and even nutritionally illiterate the medical “status quo” remains in our pharma-dominated world where profits are far more important to medicine than actually helping people overcome cancer.

Learn more about natural remedies for cancer at Remedies.news, and stay informed about scientifically validated cancer solutions at CancerSolutions.news

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