Category: Foods

Study Confirms Hemp Oil Cures Cancer

I was reading an article this morning titled Spain Study Confirms Hemp Oil Cures Cancer Without Side Effects written by Mark Sircus Ac., OMD. I'm sure most of you have read articles about the use of medical marijuana but sometimes I wonder if it's truly beneficial in the fight against cancer. Can't imagine what it would be like to be high all day; a person would never get anything done. But this isn't the case. It can be taken in small enough doses to make you well, without creating an altered state of mind.

Of course, included in the article is the typical bashing of the opposition. Sometimes it makes you wonder who to believe. It's a fact, that there are things the government doesn't want us to know about. It has been well document that our prime minister Stephen Harper, has been silencing our scientists about speaking out on a number of issues.

The article also mentions a fellow by the name of Rick Simpson. and his video. You can watch it below. The following presentation of RUN FROM THE CURE: The Rick Simpson Story was made possible by Rick Simpson and video producer Christian Laurette... made for free to teach YOU how to heal yourself of disease and illness using cannabinoids.

I can't offer anyone medical advice. I wanted to publish this article to help bring awareness to the issue. I know this topic is already popular with a lot of people, but one more voice can't hurt. If this plant can help cancer victims, then it's time some of these findings were put into practice.

If you're looking for more information , the author of the article, Mark Sircus, mentions a book he has written called Winning the War on Cancer. It is written in an eBook format and costs $39.90. But you can download it and see the book and read the chapter "The Sun - Vitamin D - Cancer" (4.1) before purchasing. He claims it is a must read for cancer patients and doctors alike.


Grapefruit interaction with certain drugs can kill you

Grapefruit eaten while taking certain drugs can kill you. It may not be the first time you have heard this, but for those who are finding they are taking more prescription drugs in their later years, revisiting the topic can't hurt. I was prompted to write this post after reading an article on the CBC website this morning. If you would like to have a look at the article yourself, please click here.

An article about it on Wikipedia says:  A number of organic compounds, identified as furanocoumarin derivatives, interfere with the hepatic and intestinal enzyme cytochrome P450 isoform CYP3A4 and are therefore primarily responsible for the interaction. However, bioactive compounds in grapefruit juice may also interfere with P-glycoprotein and organic anion transporting polypeptides (OATPs) either increasing or decreasing bioavailability of a number of drugs.

Below, is the video I'm sharing from the CBC website article I read this morning.

For those of you who want to read a more in-depth study about this, click here to read this article from the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health.


I hate microwave popcorn….

I was thinking I would like to have a little snack this afternoon. Looked through the cupboards... I don't often snack, so there wasn't much to choose from. But I found a bag of microwaveable popcorn.  I didn't want anything sweet; thought this would be perfect. Although.... I'm fully aware of the dangers of microwave popcorn and this has been discussed before on this blog. If you would like to read that article please click here.

I've been divorced now for 10 years. My wife used to do most of the cooking in the house, but I've learned a lot since being on my own. I've gone from not even knowing how to make up a box of Kraft Dinner to cooking up some wonderful dinners for my daughter and I. For example.... I can make a steak dinner taste better than anyone else I know! I can cook a ham, chicken, pork-chops, fish, roasts.... Hey! You name it -- I can cook it...

except.... I can't cook microwave popcorn; I've tried for years.

Since my ex and I divorced I'm on my second microwave oven. The first oven was small and slow; about 700 watts. The one I bought after that (and I'm still using) is much faster; it's 1,100 watts. Ha-ha! .... more power....

My daughter has lived with me for years on and off. I bought a package of microwave popcorn (6 packages to the box) one time when she was eight years old. She wanted popcorn. I went ahead and burnt all 6 packages. There wasn't anything we could eat. As a matter of fact, for the next two years, anytime she wanted popcorn on the grocery list, I would buy boxes of 6-12 packages and burn them all.

When she was 10 years old (and yes, I was still buying microwave popcorn) she said she better take the job over. The popcorn she cooked was perfect. She said, "Dad, you have to listen...." And for the next 5-6 years, she cooked the popcorn -- without any problems. We have even had discussions about how to cook it where she explained the procedure out to me!

Three months ago, she decided she would like to try living with her mother again. I've had her steady the last three years. Today, after I decided I wanted a snack,  and found the popcorn.... I said to myself: I've had all the instructions. I've lived through the last few years with microwave popcorn successfully cooked in my house. I can do this!!!

I read the instructions! I recall the lessons from my daughter about listening to the popcorn being popped. Then... I went ahead and burnt the last bag in the house.

I'm never buying microwave popcorn again. Besides... it's bad for you.



A lifetime amount of Dioxin in just 6 months

I've often wondered why there were so many people stricken with cancer in Nova Scotia. It always seemed to me when I lived in the west, that you heard of people dying of other things besides cancer. But in Nova Scotia, if someone gets sick and dies, the usual suspect is cancer.

One idea, is that because of the prevailing winds, all the toxins generated by the industry in the mid-west United States, comes right up the bay with the tide, and is carried across the province. I suppose this could include a number of toxins, but one which is particularly carcinogenic is dioxins. This actually encompasses a broad class of compounds that vary widely in toxicity. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), people who are exposed to any amount of dioxin are at an increased risk for cancer. (1997)

According to an article by the Organic Consumers Association, it says:

Dioxin and related compounds have been found in significant levels in the food chain and people in the U.S. and other industrialized countries. The main source of such dioxin is emissions from incinerators(43). Dioxin has been found to be one of the most toxic and carcinogenic chemicals ever tested, and has been found to cause cancer, endocrine system and immune system damage, birth defects, learning disabilities, etc. Dioxin is being found at dangerous levels in cows milk, mother's milk, sperm cells, etc.- especially near incinerators. No studies were found that attempted to quantify the total cost of health effects due to dioxin, but studies indicate that impacts appear to be large and in the billions of dollars.

Dioxins are found in meat, poultry, fish and even in milk. In just six months of breast feeding, a baby in the U.S. will, on average, consume the EPA's maximum lifetime dose of dioxin.1  these toxins get passed on to humans from the plants animals eat. They are stored in the fatty tissues and then we n turn eat it. Then it stores in our fat, and creates a build-up.

Of course we are all digesting these poisons, but if you look through the Canadian Cancer Statistics for 2011, featuring a study on Colorectal Cancer, produced by the Canadian Cancer Society, it says, "The estimated incidence rates for all cancers combined continue to be highest for the maritime provinces and Quebec and lowest in British Columbia."2 It's easy enough to why this is, when you take the north-west prevailing winds into consideration. Based on current incidence rates, 40% of women and 45% of men in Canada will develop cancer during their lifetimes. But this expectancy increases the farther east you live.

Watch this interview with Dr. Linda Birnbaum, (EPA Toxicology Diviision Director) 2004

In a paper published by the Environmental Protection Agency, it says there are some measures we can take to limit our exposure. Though speculative, trimming fat from meat, consuming low-fat dairy products, and simply cooking food may eventually decrease the body burden of dioxin compounds. Also, a balanced diet (including adequate amounts of fruits, vegetables and cereals) will help to avoid excessive exposure from a single source. However, the ability of consumers to mitigate their own exposure is limited. It is the role of national governments to monitor the safety of the food supply and to take action to protect public health.3

From another article I wrote, Our Groceries are Poisoned you can see that the North American Governments aren't really taking an active role in protecting consumers from toxic chemicals in our foods. The answer is blowing in the wind with the dioxins.


Blueberries can improve your memory

A study by the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, is the first to show a potential benefit of blueberries in improving memory in older adults at risk for dementia. In the past blueberries have been well known for being a powerful antioxidant.  But they are more.... Rats (don't  ya' love 'em) who were given the equivalent of a cup a day had an improved memory capacity, much like other test subjects that were much younger.

A lot of times people who we perceive to have memory problems are older than 50+. While it becomes evident in certain individuals, the fact of the matter is that the memory can often start to decline in people as young as 45. It just doesn't become apparent until they are older because in a lot of cases, those people who realize it's happening have a way of hiding it, or passing it off as natural.

This has been documented in a paper and published in the journal Annals of Neurology. German and US researchers report that cognitive decline could be delayed by up to 2½ years in elderly people who eat more of the flavonoid-rich berries.

Dr. Michael T Murray said:

Blueberries are an excellent source of flavonoids, especially anthocyanidins. These antioxidant compounds are responsible for the blue, purple, and red pigments. Blueberries are also a very good source of vitamin C, soluble fiber, and insoluble fiber, such as pectin. In addition, they are a good source of manganese, vitamin E, and riboflavin.

It's said, on average, performance on the cognition tasks worsened as the subjects got older. The declines were steepest among the oldest participants, who were aged 65-70 at the beginning of the 10-year study period in 1997-99. But even for the youngest participants, aged 45-49 in 1997-99, average skills declined with age in every one of the test categories except vocabulary.

Science Daily also published a report that says:

"We provide the first epidemiologic evidence that berries may slow progression of cognitive decline in elderly women," notes Dr. Devore. "Our findings have significant public health implications as increasing berry intake is a fairly simple dietary modification to test cognition protection in older adults."

If you click the link above to the report, you will see there are other articles about aging and memory.

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