Welcome to Your Health and Epigenetics

Anne SchabertHi, I’m Anne.  Welcome to Health and Epigenetics.

“What IS epigenetics,” you might be asking?  About two years ago I was asking the same question, and getting totally confused by the answers.  Fortunately, the explanations have gotten a lot simpler since then.  I am also using the new nutritional epigenetic products so by now I am really excited about what I have to share with you through my posts!

The difference that you will immediately notice about the site, Health and Epigenetics, is that this new site is more general in its approach to overall health and wellness.  It is also my goal to help educate about epigenetics which is proving to be one of the most significant scientific health breakthroughs of this generation.  I am not exaggerating.

My own health over the years has been impacted both by traditional medicine and alternative wellness and nutritional food science, so I will be commenting in all of these areas, but especially in the alternative and nutritional areas.

If I post anything that you would like to have more specific information about, please leave a comment or send me a message through the Contact Your Health and Epigenetics page and I will pass on more information in the area of your interest.

Currently, this is a new site so I will be adding articles on health and epigenetics as new information develops – which is at a fast pace right now.  Be sure to visit often.  I love to help people so feel free to contact me.

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Nutritional Epigenetics Through Lunasin Explained

NutrigenomicsThis chart explains quite simply a basic overview of what nutritional  epigenetics is all about.  Of course this site will deal more specifically with the health benefits that research is revealing as we learn more about epigenetics.  Right now, extensive research on epigenetics is only scratching the surface, and yet even that knowledge and the results being observed are proving to be extremely exciting.  And, by the way, I am one of those who is benefiting greatly from this new scientific breakthrough with the discovery of the benefits of lunasin and epigenetics.  Right now the highest and purest form of lunasin peptide on the market is to be found exclusively in the products by Reliv International.  They are currently the only nutritional epigenetics company in the world.  The products work, folks!  Learn more and see for yourself.

To order nutritional epigenetic products, Contact Me.  I can help you set up an account with the company for easy delivery to your door.  All products come with a money back guarantee.

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Health Care Costs Can Be Reduced New Study Shows

health care costs savingsIn September of this year a very important report was released on the study of specific dietary supplements in lowering health care costs.  The study was conducted by the economic firm Frost & Sullivan, and was conducted through a grant from the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) Foundation.

The CRN is a Washington, D.C.-based trade association representing 100+ dietary supplement manufacturers, ingredient suppliers, and companies providing services to those manufacturers and suppliers.  In addition to complying with a host of federal and state regulations governing dietary supplements in the areas of manufacturing, marketing, quality control and safety, manufacturer and supplier members of the CRN also agree to adhere to additional voluntary guidelines as well as to CRN’s Code of Ethics.

For more than 50 years, Frost & Sullivan, a Growth Partnership Company, has been working in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today’s market participants.

What has made this recent study so impressive are the findings.  According to Steve Mister, president of the CRN Foundation,

“We already knew that the dietary supplements identified in the report can play a role in reducing the risk of certain chronic diseases; we felt compelled to find out if they could also contribute to health care cost savings by reducing the medical events associated with those conditions. This new report says emphatically that they do.”

We’re talking BIG money here folks, as this chart shows! CRN Health Cost Saving chart Said Chris Shanahan, global program manager, Frost & Sullivan,

“As an economist in the face of escalating health care costs, it’s rewarding to reveal good news for health care practitioners, public policy officials, insurance companies and patients that select supplement interventions can reduce the chances of experiencing a costly medical event and help control rising health care costs.  I anticipate this report will fuel the critical conversation around the importance of preventive health care practices to control health care spending, and the critical role dietary supplements can play in reducing the risk of medical events associated with these diseases.”

Now let me caution here.  Most of us tend to play “food scientist” and go to a vitamin store and try to buy individual supplements.  I did that for years and I found out the hard way that that was the wrong way to go.  I had been taking mega doses of various vitamins, minerals and herbs without realizing that I was actually throwing off important balances.  Because of that I was actually doing more harm than good.  Also, pills do not absorb well in our systems.  I was flushing a lot of those nutrients down the toilet.  It was only after I started to supplement with Reliv products that I got WOW results.  My body was then able to absorb those balanced nutrients well.  I also began saving on health care costs myself.

So, why is this health care costs report so important to you? 

With what is now happening in the healthcare industry (with Obamacare, with insurance carriers dropping our present coverage and doctors and medical institutions refusing to accept Obamacare and our new insurance coverage) our BEST recourse is to be as optimally healthy as possible.  That is the best health insurance and the best way to lower our health care costs.

If you want to explore more what you can do to stack the deck in your favor, Contact Me.  I will be happy to help in any way that I can.

Read the full report here.

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Obamacare – Bet You Haven’t Heard This YET

obamacare-boil-the-frogYesterday, I listened to an interview on the 700 Club of Betsy McCaughey, the nation’s foremost expert on Obamacare.  What she had to report is chilling, though very factual.  It is information that we all need to be aware of, whether we feel we have heard enough and don’t want to listen to any more or not.  We can no longer afford to remain uninformed.  This is our very existence we are talking about.  So here is the video.

Can the Insurance Companies Reverse Their Cancellation Notices and Still Comply with Obamacare?

My first and immediate reaction when President Obama made his grand announcement that he was ordering health insurance companies to rollback their policy cancellations for a year was that this would be impossible for the insurance companies to comply with at this late date.  Anticipating the new regulations, they had already sent out, and were sending out, hundreds of thousands of cancellation notices in order to comply with the Obamacare mandates.

I was curious at that point to know what the insurance companies had to say about this new Obamacare mandate from the president.  When I researched, I knew that my initial reactions were right on.  You can read their statements here, and here.

I almost blogged on the Obamacare developments immediately, but held off to see how things would develop.  The reason I am now commenting on this further Obamacare debacle is that, finally, enough Obamacare experts have now read it, or are reading it through, and are finally being listened to and taken seriously as we the people are learning the truth.  Also, I am more aware of steps that we all need to take to protect ourselves as much as possible from the Obamacare fallout.

Further Steps We Can All Take as Obamacare Becomes Reality

Now, you might be thinking, “I thought your website dealt with health and epigenetics,” why are you reporting on Obamacare?  The point is that our health care choices are more important now than ever before.  I have thought about this from my own standpoint.  If you have read my bio and my blog/article entitled, Obamacare – Will Senior Citizens Be Euthanized?, you realize that I am among those who need to be concerned about my future health needs.  With that in mind, I recommend the following two things that were not mentioned by Betsy McCaughey, and you probably won’t hear many other people comment on.  Here are the two further actions that I will be concentrating on and you might want to consider for yourself:

  1. Make sure that you are following a health protocol that will allow you to get and be as healthy as possible.  That is why I follow the health regimen I do and why I started this website to educate people about epigenetics.  The longer we can become and stay optimally healthy, the longer we can still have a quality life.
  2. As a Christian, I firmly believe that this life is not the end of life.  Eternity is a LONG time.  I know where I will spend my eternity, but do you?  If you don’t have that certainty, now is the time you need to invest in that “insurance.”  It is the best investment we can make right now.  The Obamacare mandates, unless repealed, will assuredly end up (as you heard in the video) killing many Americans.  Remember though, Obamacare can only kill your body; it can’t kill your spirit.

I know that this report is hard to deal with.  We all wish it would go away.  The last thing that I want is to be negative, and I certainly don’t want to indulge in scare tactics – there is enough of that.  Also, scare tactics are something I abhor as do you.  I am basically a very positive person.  But, ALL Americans are now going to have to deal with the fallout of Obamacare.  Thanks to “we have to pass it to know what’s in it” we are now going to have to live with it.

How are you coping with Obamacare?  Leave a comment and let us know.  Together we can support each other and help each other get through this difficult time.

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Is Epigenetics Reversing the Family Curse?

When I first started to learn about epigenetics it was about nutritional epigenetics through the discovery, by Dr. Alfredo F Galvez in 1996, of the properties of lunasin, a soy peptide.  At first what he said about epigenetics went whizzing over my head – I am not a geneticist or a food scientist.

Because Reliv International was the first nutritional company to perfect lunasin to the level that it could be incorporated into their product line, and because I have taken Reliv products for 10 years now with extraordinary health results, I wanted to learn more about epigenetics so that I could educate more people about this extraordinary advance in the scientific world.

What I have discovered however, in article after article that I have read, is that the emphasis is on the giant pharmaceutical companies and the smaller biotech firms that are trying to develop epigenetic compounds and medications that will be able to address issues at the epigenetic level.  It seems to me that it is like trying to take new wine and put it into old wineskins, as the Bible says.  The wineskins will fail and burst.  It is chemicals, in part, that have caused epigenetic breakdowns in the first place, so why would we want to use more chemicals to try to correct epigenetic breakdowns?  It just makes no sense!

My own family’s health background, and that of friends of mine, caused me to sit up and take special notice when I came across articles on research that is being done in the areas of epigenetic inheritance and behavioral epigenetics.  From what I already knew and observed in the health results of people already taking Reliv products with optimal lunasin, and then from what the new Reliv video that explains epigenetics had to say about its effect on one’s children and grandchildren, I was not at all surprised to discover what research with mice was showing in those two areas. 

Epigenetic Inheritance

Here are excerpts from an article entitled, EPIGENETICS AND INHERITANCE, that was posted by the University of Utah:

Epigenetics Pregnant Mom

Three generations at once are exposed to the same environmental conditions (diet, toxins, hormones, etc.).

“…the epigenome changes more rapidly than the relatively fixed DNA code. An epigenetic change that was triggered by environmental conditions may be reversed when environmental conditions change again.

“…It takes many generations for a genetic trait to become common in a population. The epigenome, on the other hand, can change rapidly in response to signals from the environment. And epigenetic changes can happen in many individuals at once. Through epigenetic inheritance, some of the experiences of the parents may pass to future generations.”

Here’s the video created by Reliv International that explains it very well:

Behavioral Epigenetics

According to an article entitled, Grandma’s Experiences Leave a Mark on Your Genes, posted on discovermagazine.com:

“Originally…epigenetic changes were believed to occur only during fetal development. But pioneering studies showed that molecular bric-a-brac could be added to DNA in adulthood….

“Geneticists were especially surprised to find that epigenetic change could be passed down from parent to child, one generation after the next. A study from Randy Jirtle of Duke University showed that when female mice are fed a diet rich in methyl groups, the fur pigment of subsequent offspring is permanently altered. Without any change to DNA at all, methyl groups could be added or subtracted, and the changes were inherited much like a mutation in a gene.”

In 1992, two young scientists, Moshe Szyf, a molecular biologist and geneticist at McGill University in Montreal, and Michael Meaney, a McGill neurobiologist, considered a profound hypothesis that seemed improbable.

Below I am quoting a rather extensive excerpt from the same article written by Dan Hurley and posted on Discovermagazine.com on June 11, 2013:

“If diet and chemicals can cause epigenetic changes, could certain experiences — child neglect, drug abuse or other severe stresses — also set off epigenetic changes to the DNA inside the neurons of a person’s brain? That question turned out to be the basis of a new field, behavioral epigenetics….

“According to the new insights of behavioral epigenetics, traumatic experiences in our past, or in our recent ancestors’ past, leave molecular scars adhering to our DNA….

“Like silt deposited on the cogs of a finely tuned machine after the seawater of a tsunami recedes, our experiences, and those of our forebears, are never gone, even if they have been forgotten. They become a part of us, a molecular residue holding fast to our genetic scaffolding. The DNA remains the same, but psychological and behavioral tendencies are inherited. You might have inherited not just your grandmother’s knobby knees, but also her predisposition toward depression caused by the neglect she suffered as a newborn.

“Or not. If your grandmother was adopted by nurturing parents, you might be enjoying the boost she received thanks to their love and support. The mechanisms of behavioral epigenetics underlie not only deficits and weaknesses but strengths and resiliencies, too. And for those unlucky enough to descend from miserable or withholding grandparents, emerging drug treatments could reset not just mood, but the epigenetic changes themselves. Like grandmother’s vintage dress, you could wear it or have it altered. The genome has long been known as the blueprint of life, but the epigenome is life’s Etch A Sketch: Shake it hard enough, and you can wipe clean the family curse.”

In the last two paragraphs of the article, these statements stood out to me:

“It has been lost on no one that epigenetic medications might succeed in treating depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder where today’s psychiatric drugs have failed.”

And here comes the disclaimer of possible side effects folks: 

“But it is going to be a leap. How could we be sure that epigenetic drugs would scrub clean only the dangerous marks, leaving beneficial — perhaps essential — methyl groups intact?….”

With drugs and chemical compounds we can’t be sure.  But, there’s great news!  With optimal nutritional products that work at the epigenetic level (and are bioavailable, which means absorbable) we can be sure that the beneficial and essential methyl groups will remain intact while the dangerous marks are being scrubbed clean.

We can also be sure that we are leaving a healthy legacy for our children and grandchildren – down to the 3rd and 4th generation and beyond.

I end with an interesting thought from the Ten Commandments: “I punish the children for the sins of their parents to the third and fourth generations.  But I lavish my love on those who love me and obey my commands, even for a thousand generations.” Exodus 20:5b (NLT)

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Obamacare – Will Senior Citizens Be Euthanized?

obamacare-claim-deniedWhat a week this has been – Obamacare and Halloween!  Those of us who have tried to be informed about Obamacare from the beginning knew that as the time came for the unrolling of Obamacare we could expect untold problems.  Some of us had even already had a little taste of what was up ahead.  Anyone who was already on Medicare and dealing with the extensive reimbursement denials and delays saw that when Obamacare was fully implemented we would be in for a major headache.  And what about living with the uncertainty of our future healthcare?  At times it has felt like continually playing a game of Russian roulette.  Rather than giving us peace of mind about our healthcare we now have overwhelming stress – all thanks to Obamacare.

A single friend of mine who is 50 years old, and has no family, just recently was looking for health insurance.  Her employer did not supply any and her salary was almost minimum wage.  This added mandatory expense due to Obamacare was putting great stress on her – definitely not giving her peace of mind concerning her own current and future welfare.  To put it plainly, she really couldn’t afford health insurance and didn’t know what she was going to do.

About a year and a half ago I wrote a blog (posted on another site) concerning the future projected changes to Medicare/Obamacare that will lead to government sponsored euthanasia of our senior citizens here in America.  That seemed to be such a radical thought back then, but after what we have been learning during this past week, it now seems prophetic.

I learned about the connection of Medicare reforms under Obamacare that could lead to euthanasia in our senior years when I was speaking with a very dear friend of mine who had just had breast cancer surgery.  She is a very intelligent former teacher who is now in her 60s, is a type 1 diabetic and suffered a heart attack a few years ago.  Due to her health, she had had to take early retirement and was already on Medicare.  She also had excellent supplemental coverage through her state, due to being a teacher.  Because of her many health issues and her intelligence, she is extremely knowledgeable about medical and alternative medical treatments.

Due to a misdiagnosis in 2010, it was discovered 4 months later that my friend had phase 3 breast cancer that was also in her lymph nodes.  She opted to go through the usual chemotherapy treatment, but her oncologist recommended breast removal as well.  That is when my friend was told by Medicare that she was fortunate that she was having her breast surgery in April of 2012.  They told her that by January of 2013 Medicare/Obamacare would deny payments for breast cancer surgery due to her medical history and her age (since she was now over 60).

The government now has the right to decide whether a person’s life is valuable enough to try to save it, and that in my book spells euthanasia for many of our seniors who are over 60 and have serious health issues.  And the thing is it is in those later years that seniors often need extra help.  They certainly don’t need to be condemned to extra suffering and a death sentence.

By the way, during a follow-up visit my friend had with her surgeon, he told her that the pathology report showed that there still had been some cancer cells that had not been completely destroyed during the chemo treatment.  The breast removal surgery had been necessary.  Yet, today, thanks to Obamacare, she would be denied surgery regardless of any supplemental insurance she might carry.

Yesterday I came across the following short videos.  I hope that you will take the time to view them.  They are each VERY enlightening.

Obamacare’s Impact on Seniors

Like most seniors, Ann Lorenz relies on Medicare as she copes with serious health care challenges, including Parkinson’s Disease. Ann sees a number of doctors and depends on a variety of prescription drugs and therapies to stay independent. She worries that Obamacare threatens her access to doctors, treatment options and insurance plans — and her neurologist shares her concerns.

Uploaded on Jan 23, 2012

The Truth about Medicare and Obamacare

This video was posted during the last presidential campaign.  Dick Morris broke down for all to understand what he foresaw at that time.  Unfortunately few listened.  This is a must see video on just how bad Obamacare really is.

Published on Aug 15, 2012

Concerning Obamacare: A Personal Positive Step We Can Take

Is there anything positive that we can do about all of this “Obamacare debacle”?  YES.  We can learn all we can about epigenetics and do all we can to make sure that we get and stay as healthy as possible.  The less we need to rely on the government and Obamacare for our future health, the better quality life we will be able to live.

To learn more about nutritional epigenetics Contact Me.

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Not All Vitamins and Nutritional Supplements Provide Optimal Health

vitaminsThere are so many vitamins and nutritional supplements on the market today that it may seem overwhelming to know which are the best choices.  So many advertised vitamins and supplements seem to be wonderful – until you do the research.  I’ve been doing just that recently.

Several of my friends have gotten involved with various vitamin and supplement companies and have asked me what I thought about them.  Sadly, what I have discovered as I researched these companies is that in each case the science and quality manufacturing is missing.  In two such cases the idea for the company was developed before the product line to be sold was chosen and developed, a doctor (not necessarily a doctor with a lot of nutritional training or food science background) was hired and the manufacturing process was selected, etc.  The quality of the vitamins seemed to only be important for advertising purposes.

The Background of the Current Interest in Vitamins and Supplements

In 2002, The American Medical Association finally acknowledged that we can no longer count on a healthy diet alone to supply all of our nutritional needs.  Here is what they had to say in a Journal of the American Medical Association report:

Take Multivitamins Urges American Medical Association – August 31, 2002

Reversing a long-standing anti-vitamin policy, The Journal of the American Medical Association today is advising all adults to take at least one multivitamin pill each day.

Scientists’ understanding of the benefits of vitamins has rapidly advanced, and it now appears that people who get enough vitamins may be able to prevent such common chronic illnesses as cancer, heart disease and osteoporosis, according to Drs. Robert Fletcher and Kathleen Fairfield of Harvard University, who wrote the new guidelines.

The last time JAMA made a comprehensive review of vitamins, about 20 years ago, it concluded people of normal health shouldn’t take multivitamins because they were a waste of time and money. People can get all the nutrients they need from their diet, JAMA advised, adding that only pregnant women and chronically sick people may need certain vitamins.

That was at a time when knowledge about vitamins was just beginning to expand. The role that low levels of folate, or folic acid, play in neural tube defects, for instance, was not known, nor was its role as a major risk factor for heart disease.

Researchers hope JAMA’s endorsement will encourage more people to reap health benefits of a daily multivitamin.

Health experts are increasingly worried that most American adults do not consume healthy amounts of vitamins in their diet, although they may be getting enough to ward off such vitamin-deficiency disorders as scurvy, beriberi and pellagra.

Almost 80 percent of Americans do not eat at least five helpings of fruits and vegetables a day, the recommended minimum amount believed to provide sufficient essential nutrients. Humans do not make their own vitamins, except for some vitamin D, and they must get them from an outside source to prevent metabolic disorders.

“It’s nice to see this change in philosophy that’s saying we can make public-health recommendations based on this really compelling set of data,” said Dr. Jeffrey Blumberg, chief of antioxidant research at Tufts University’s Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging.

Blumberg said the JAMA recommendations underscore a growing concern among nutrition experts that the recommended daily allowances, or RDAs, for many vitamins are set too low.

RDAs essentially were established to prevent symptoms of vitamin-deficiency disorders, he said. But evidence is growing that higher levels of many vitamins are necessary to achieve optimum health, he said. The National Academy of Sciences, which sets RDAs, is revising its recommendations based on the new evidence.

Even people who eat five daily servings of fruits and vegetables may not get enough of certain vitamins for optimum health, Fletcher said. Most people, for instance, cannot get the healthiest levels of folate and vitamins D and E from recommended diets, he said.
“All of us grew up believing that if we ate a reasonable diet that would take care of our vitamin needs” Fletcher said. “But the new evidence, much of it in the last couple of years, is that vitamins also prevent the usual diseases we deal with every day – heart disease, cancer, osteoporosis and birth defects.”

So What Vitamins and Nutritional Supplements Will Guarantee We Are Getting Optimal Health Benefits?

When considering and researching good vitamins and supplements, look for the following:

Bioavailability: The body can only use nutrients that it can readily absorb. The body absorbs best in liquid form, not pill form.  As a matter of fact many pills pass through the body without being broken down and absorbed at all.

Synergism: Many vitamins and minerals only perform at their best when combined with other nutrients. Vitamin D helps with the absorption of calcium… vitamin C powers up vitamin E. This is called synergism.

Optimal Nutrition: Researchers have shown that higher levels of key nutrients are essential to good health and well-being. Balance of nutrients is also crucial.

Guaranteed Quality Ingredients: Did you know that most vitamin supplement companies farm their products out (often abroad) to be manufactured?  Often the labels of such products are not accurate as far as ingredients and quantities are concerned.  Unless a company owns its own manufacturing facility and gets its ingredients from the most reputable suppliers, you cannot be certain of the quality of the product.  During the manufacturing process the raw ingredients should also undergo rigorous testing when they first enter the plant, and again at each step in the manufacturing process. That is the only way that a company can guarantee product purity and potency.

I bet you never gave it much thought before now.  I know I hadn’t.  But, that is also why a good multivitamin pill per day doesn’t begin to give a person the optimal health that most of us are seeking.  Actually, trying to take your optimal nutrition in pill form will mean that you are only getting a fraction (about 10–15%) of the benefit that you are looking for.  I know.  I was taking mega doses of the best supplements in pill form when a doctor discovered that I had vitamin deficiencies – specifically a vitamin C deficiency.

So, when looking for the best vitamins and optimal nutritional supplements, do your research carefully, otherwise you may be throwing away your money – or flushing it down the toilet.  You might want to look at a company and products that I highly recommend because of the health results I have personally experienced over the last 10 years.  Leave me a message on the Contact Me page.

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Chemotherapy Promotes the Growth and Spread of Cancer Cells

chemotherapyThe other day I came across an article on chemotherapy that addressed what I have come to believe about traditional cancer treatments over the years.  Yesterday I posted an article about cancer that pointed to alternative means of treatment.

I very much believe that with the research that is currently taking place concerning epigenetics that the world will soon be learning about a new revolutionary approach to cancer treatments.  That is what the epigenetic research is indicating. That being said, because we live in the day that we do, we already have safe alternative choices to chemotherapy and radiation that are working, if we are willing to choose that alternative route.  Many times what that will mean is that we will need to educate our doctors and loved ones so that they will be onboard with our decision.

As you will see, when you read the chemotherapy report from NaturalNews.com that I have posted below, doctors are currently following the chemotherapy treatments that they believe are the most effective in battling cancer, but actually are the most dangerous options to a cancer patient’s life.

Recently, I was informed by a chiropractic doctor that I know, who had attended a medical seminar, that the chiropractors were informed that medical doctors were earning about 60% of their income from the pharmaceutical companies for prescribing their products.  This is not true of chiropractors, but is true of doctors.  If you note that doctors are kept up to date on the latest treatment options through what the pharmaceutical companies tell them, you get a more accurate picture of why doctors are advising their patients as they do.  But if you take a logical look at the treatment options of chemotherapy versus alternative means, you have to acknowledge that if chemotherapy (strong chemicals) attack and kill cancer cells and good, healthy cells as well, your immune system will be weakened to the point of not being able to function as it was designed to and overcome the cancer.

With my study of the emerging field of epigenetics, the multiple health testimonies that I have heard over the years (which I will be happy to share with you if you contact me) and the many friends I have helplessly watched suffer and finally die after choosing to follow the chemotherapy and radiation treatment route (even though I had tried to inform them of what I was learning about cancer treatment) this article on chemotherapy was so validating for me.  I hope that you will take the time to read it.

Chemotherapy actually increases cancer growth, cancer cells becoming resistant to treatment: Study

Friday, October 18, 2013 by: Jonathan Benson, staff writer

(NaturalNews) The cancer treatment scam that is chemotherapy has once again been shown in the scientific literature to be a major cause of, rather than a cure for, cancer. According to a new study recently published in the peer-reviewed journal Nature, chemotherapy not only promotes the growth and spread of cancer cells by damaging the healthy tissue that surrounds tumors, but it also causes cancer cells to develop full-on resistance to the popular treatment, morphing them into “super” cancer cells.

Researchers from the Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington, learned this after observing the effects of chemotherapy on healthy cell tissue. What they found is something that we here at NaturalNews have been saying for years, but that the medical system as a whole is only just now waking up to — chemotherapy, which is a recognized poison, damages the DNA of healthy, non-cancerous cells, causing them to produce molecules that in turn produce more cancer cells.

It does not take a rocket scientist to make this deduction, of course, as simple common sense dictates that blasting healthy cells along with unhealthy cells is going to cause damage to all of the cells. But this is apparently big news up in the Northwest, where scientists are apparently baffled as to how this can be. And we are not talking about minor damage here — according to the figures, major damage to healthy cells occurs as a result of routine chemotherapy treatments.

“[T]he researchers found that chemotherapy can cause fibroblasts (cell DNA) to increase production of a molecule called WNT16B by 30-fold in tissues surrounding a tumor,” explains the group Cancer Research U.K. in a recent report on the study. “This then helps cancer cells to grow, invade neighboring cells and resist chemotherapy,” it adds.

‘Super’ cancer cells caused by chemotherapy more deadly than ever

As if this is not bad enough, the same team found that another major side effect of chemotherapy is cancer cells grow more virulent than they were before the treatment. Like “superbugs” and “superweeds,” which we now know developed resistance in response to conventional drug therapies and chemical sprayings, respectively, these “super” cancer cells no longer respond even to the most aggressive forms of chemotherapy, which means cancer itself is becoming more deadly.

“These results delineate a mechanism by which genotoxic therapies given in a cyclical manner can enhance subsequent treatment resistance through cell nonautonomous effects that are contributed by the tumor microenvironment,” explains the study abstract.

You can read the full study abstract here:
http://www.nature.com/nm/journal/v18/n9/full/nm.2890.html

Not surprisingly, at least one doctor heavily vested in the cancer industry has already come out to call not for an end to chemotherapy but rather for the development of new treatments that might alter the body’s natural resistance mechanisms to better accommodate the toxic effects of chemotherapy. This is how the conventional medical system operates, of course — simply add new drugs into the mix to cover up the side effects of other drugs, and lather, rinse, repeat.

“Most cancer patients in this country die of chemotherapy,” explains Dr. Allen Levin, M.D., from the University of California, San Francisco, in his book, The Healing of Cancer. “Chemotherapy does not eliminate breast, colon, or lung cancers. This fact has been documented for over a decade, yet doctors still use chemotherapy for these tumors.”

If you or a loved one suffers from cancer, there are alternatives to chemotherapy and radiation. The Gerson Therapy; Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski’s antineoplastons; cannabis oil containing high levels of healing cannabinoids; and freshly-juiced marijuana leaves are all viable cancer treatment protocols that have healed many people. You can learn more about each of these methods at the following links:

http://gerson.org
http://www.burzynskiclinic.com
http://www.sfweekly.com
http://www.naturalnews.com

Sources for this article include:

http://www.cancerresearchuk.org
http://www.nature.com
http://tv.greenmedinfo.com
http://www.cancertutor.com
http://gerson.org
http://www.naturalnews.com/042563_chemotherapy_cancer_growth_treatment_resistance.html#ixzz2iSyDz7wj

You might also want to check out this link to one of the American Anti-Cancer Institute pages, and contact me for more specific information concerning what I have learned over the years.

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You Have Cancer! Now What Should You Do?

Cancer-DiagnosisYou have just been diagnosed with cancer.  You’re in shock.  You haven’t thought about what you would do if the doctor said, “You have cancer.”  Yet, what you decide to do about treatment could mean the difference between overcoming the cancer or death.

A little over a year ago I came across a video entitled, What to Do after Cancer Diagnosis, by Bob Wright, founder of the American Anti-Cancer Institute.  I personally believe it is a MUST SEE for everyone because of the information it contains.

I am a Christian who personally feels that we often pray for answers but don’t expect God to answer our prayers, or even prepare us ahead of time with the information that we will need for either ourselves or to help others.  The truth is, however, that throughout my lifetime I have seen God answer my prayers, and prepare me ahead of time with answers, over and over again.  And, let me tell you, God’s answers most often never come as we expect them to.

There are so many right now who are following their doctor’s recommendations because they’re in shock after they learn they have cancer and have to trust someone.  They feel that now is not a time to play around with what might work.  The truth is though that even the traditional treatments are “playing around with what might work.”  Their doctor seems to be the one who they believe would not mislead them and who knows what is best.  Unfortunately, many times doctors are just following traditional treatments without being fully informed themselves.  As I said in my posting yesterday, doctors are most often relying on pharmaceutical companies for the latest drug developments to treat disease.

Before 10 years ago, if I had been diagnosed with cancer, I would probably have followed my doctor’s and oncologist’s advice and opted for chemotherapy and/or radiation treatments.  Today, that treatment protocol would be out of the question.

I now know that our bodies were designed to heal themselves when our bodies receive enough of the optimal, properly balance and absorbable nutrients necessary to do so.  Our Creator designed it that way.  What our Creator did not design us for is an overload of chemicals that are formulated to destroy the good and the bad.  Please note here, this is my personal belief only.  No ethical nutritional supplement company will ever claim that their supplements will diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or medical condition.  The same thing goes for any ethical pharmaceutical company and doctor.  Supplements and drugs don’t cure!  Only our bodies’ physiology was designed by our Creator to heal!

Optimal nutrition is crucial to ALL physical healing!  And that, folks is why, knowing what I do today about epigenetics and nutrition, I would never personally opt for traditional cancer treatments.

Now, please watch this video, What to Do after Cancer Diagnosis, and start exploring the options we all have.

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If Epigenetics Is so Great, Why Haven’t I Heard of It?

epigeneticsSo much is happening so quickly now in the area of epigenetics, especially since there are now products that address nutritional health at the epigenetic level. The health results that are being reported are jaw dropping – even for doctors.  Yet, most doctors have not yet even heard about epigenetics.  Why?  Because the majority of doctors get their information about new advances from the pharmaceutical companies and so far pharmaceutical companies are not addressing epigenetics with new drugs.  (I will comment on that in future articles.)

I recently asked 3 local doctors if they had heard of epigenetics, and in all 3 cases they had not.  One doctor even assumed I meant genetics since that was what he was somewhat familiar with.  I’m sure you would have the same experience that I had; unless one of those doctors had a patient who used the new nutritional epigenetic products and was getting those amazing results I mentioned.

From an Interview with Dr. Alfredo F. Galvez, the Pioneer of Nutritional Epigenetics:

Recently I came across an interview of the research doctor and scientist, Dr. Alfredo F Galvez, who discovered lunasin, a naturally occurring soy peptide, in 1996, and how it affected the epigenome.  Here is what He had to say:

“The science of epigenetics and epigenomics continues to grow and I foresee in the future having a tremendous impact in health, nutrition, medicine and in rewriting books on biological sciences. It is still difficult for people who have been versed in the science of genetics and are long-term adherents of genetic determinism or the gene-disease paradigm (diseases are primarily caused by defective genes) to grasp the importance and embrace this new science. And that’s natural… because let’s face it, nobody wants their knowledge and expertise reduced in stature and relevance. But the beauty of science and knowledge is that it is dynamic and continually moves forward.

“Nutrition will be in the forefront of this new knowledge in epigenetics. That is because food and food ingredients have co-evolved with humans, providing nourishment and health benefits even before the appearance of drugs less than a hundred years ago. The health benefits associated with food and food ingredients can be explained to a large extent by their effects on the human epigenome. Lunasin is the first dietary ingredient found to affect gene expression by epigenetic mechanisms of action. So in a way, lunasin is a pioneering food ingredient in this new science of nutritional epigenetics.”

Right now most of the research that has taken place has been with rats and pigs (pigs have a very similar physiology to our own), but the research results that are coming in, along with the testimonies from people using the products with lunasin that address epigenetics, are truly exciting.

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