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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

This Popular Moisturizer Applied to Mice for 17 Weeks Got 69% More Tumors

Posted By Dr. Mercola | June 21 2011

A study has found that topical applications of moisturizers such as Dermabase, Dermovan, Eucerin Original Moisturizing Cream, or Vanicream could increase skin cancer risk.
Irradiated mice who were treated with the moisturizers exhibited a significant increase in their rate of tumor formation and increase in tumor size per mouse. Treatment of the mice with Dermabase, Dermovan, Eucerin, or Vanicream for 17 weeks increased the total number of histologically characterized tumors by 69 percent.

According to the study, as reported by Green Med Info:

"The results indicate that several commercially available moisturizing creams increase the rate of formation and number of tumors when applied topically to UVB-pretreated high-risk mice. Further studies are needed to determine the effects of topical applications of moisturizing creams ... in humans."

This also applies to tanning oils and lotions—which many of you may be using right now with summer in full swing—as well as the baby oil or lotion that many parents unwittingly slather on their babies.


Green Med Info
The Journal of Investigative Dermatology February 2009: 129(2):468-75

Dr. Mercola's Comments:

Many skin lotions, creams and oils contain mineral oil, as do many tanning products. Mineral oil may sound safe enough, but… it's not.

Mineral oil is actually a derivative of petroleum, the same stuff you put in your car's engine. Because it's very viscous (slippery), many products use mineral oil as the main ingredient, as it allows the lotion to be spread easily across your skin. This despite the fact that it's a known carcinogen!

It's also comedogenic which means it blocks your pores and your skin's natural respiration process. Blocked pores can lead to blackheads and pimples. And, because mineral oil can create an impenetrable film on your skin, it may also block the absorption of any beneficial ingredients that might exist in the product.

Moisturizing Creams with Mineral Oil Can be Tumorigenic

The featured study, published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, found that commonly used moisturizing creams containing mineral oil are tumorigenic when applied topically to UVB-pretreated high-risk mice. What this means is that these creams and lotions can increase the rate at which skin tumors form. The study tested four common skin lotions:

Eucerin Original Moisturizing Cream
What these creams have in common is that they all contain mineral oil. Mice that were at high risk of developing skin cancer received a topical application of 100 mg of one of the creams once a day, five days a week for 17 weeks. The researchers concluded that the rate of tumor formation significantly increased, as did the tumor size per mouse. In fact, the number of histologically characterized tumors increased by a whopping 69 percent!

According to the authors:

"The results indicate that several commercially available moisturizing creams increase the rate of formation and number of tumors when applied topically to UVB-pretreated high-risk mice. Further studies are needed to determine the effects of topical applications of moisturizing creams on sunlight-induced skin cancer in humans."

Watch Out for Tanning Oils Containing Mineral Oil!

In light of the potential tumorigenic effects effect of mineral oil on UVB-exposed skin, it stands to reason that this is NOT an ingredient you want in your suntan lotion or tanning oil. However, that's just what you'll find in many tanning products. Unfortunately, just because you don't see it on the label, it doesn't mean it's not in there. Mineral oil has countless different names, but each has the same effect... one you'll want to stay away from!

Alternate names include:

Adepsine oil Albolene Drakeol
Lignite oil Liquid paraffin / paraffin oil Mineral seal oil
Petrolatum White oil Baby oil
Mothers: Beware What You Put on Your and Your Baby's Skin

Many women who breastfeed will apply cream to their breasts without too much consideration for what's in it. Hopefully, you now will not be one of them. Studies have actually found that mineral oil paraffins can bioaccumulate in both fat tissue and human breast milk. According to the authors of one 2008 study:

"Mineral paraffins might be the largest contaminant of our body, widely amounting to 1gram per person and reaching 10 grams in extreme cases."

It's believed that your baby may receive about one percent of the mineral paraffin accumulated in your body and breast milk. A previous study sums up the problem of using mineral oil-containing skin creams when you're breastfeeding:

"Beside exposure of babies via human milk, the intake by direct licking off salves (in the worst case consisting of Vaseline) from the breast of their nursing mothers may be much higher. In a worst case situation, daily intake from breast care products by babies is estimated to reach 40mg/kg bw.

Many compositions do not comply with the specifications and a temporary group ADI of 0-4mg/kg bw established by the SCF. This possible exposure of babies either calls for a toxicological re-evaluation of the mineral paraffins or for measures ensuring that exposure of babies is reduced."

The concern is a valid one, especially in light of the fact that mineral oil has been linked to no less than 23 different diseases and health problems, according to GreenMedInfo.com's excellent research database, including autoimmune diseases and a number of different cancers.

With that in mind, please avoid using creams and lotions that contain mineral oil (especially Vaseline) on your breasts while you're still breastfeeding. It would also be wise to avoid putting baby oil on your baby's skin, as most baby oil brands contain straight mineral oil!

You Can Absorb MORE Toxins from Skin Care Products than Food

Remember, your skin is your largest organ -- and also the thinnest. Less than 1/10th of an inch separates your body from potential toxins. Worse yet, your skin is highly permeable. Most items you rub on your skin will end up in your bloodstream, and will be distributed throughout your body. This is why I'm so fond of saying "don't put anything on your body that you wouldn't eat if you had to..." and a petrochemical is certainly not something you would eat!

Putting chemicals on your skin may actually be worse than eating them. When you eat something, the enzymes in your saliva and stomach help to break it down and flush it out of your body.

However, when you put these chemicals on your skin, they are absorbed straight into your bloodstream without filtering of any kind, going directly to your delicate organs. And once these chemicals find their way into your body, they tend to accumulate over time because you typically lack the necessary enzymes to break them down. When you add up daily exposure over the course of a lifetime, it really adds up!

Safer Alternatives

Most of the personal care products in supermarkets and even high-end department stores contain toxic ingredients that can harm your health—mineral oil is just one among thousands of harmful chemicals lurking in these products. You and your family deserve better, and there are other options. One of the easiest ways to ensure that you're not being exposed to potentially hazardous agents is to simply make your own personal care products, using simple all-natural ingredients that many of you may already have in your home.

Two great all-natural moisturizers are pure emu oil, and pure coconut oil. Both can be used for facial and body moisturizers and lotions. Coconut oil has been used to moisturize skin for ages, and is also a potent source of the beneficial fat lauric acid.

You can also find many organic skin oils and lotions these days. Just be sure to read labels and check products out before buying them to make sure you're not being fooled by less-than-honest claims. EWG's Skin Deep Cosmetic Safety Database is an excellent resource for finding and evaluating healthful personal care products. They also recently published their 2011 special report on sunscreens.

Finally, if you're perusing your local health food store for some safe, natural options, here are my top guidelines to keep in mind:

Look for the genuine USDA Organic Seal.
If you can't pronounce it, you probably don't want to put it on your body. Ask yourself, "Would I eat this?"
Look for products that are fragrance-free. One artificial fragrance can contain hundreds -- even thousands -- of chemicals, and fragrances are a major cause of allergic reactions.
Pay attention to the order in which the ingredients are listed. Manufacturers are required to list ingredients in descending order by volume, meaning the first few ingredients are the most prominent. If calendula extract is the last ingredient in a long list, your calendula body wash isn't very natural.
Stick to the basics. Do you really need 20 products to prepare for your day? Simplify your life and rescue your bank account.
Buy products that come in glass bottles rather than plastic, since chemicals can leach out of plastics and into the contents. Bisphenol A (BPA) is a serious concern; make sure any plastic container is BPA free.
Look for products that are made by companies that are earth-friendly, animal-friendly and green.


Thursday, June 16, 2011

True fact: A common ingredient in commercial breads is derived from human hair harvested in China

Thursday, June 16, 2011
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
Editor of NaturalNews.com

(NaturalNews) If you read the ingredients label on a loaf of bread, you will usually find an ingredient listed there as L-cysteine. This is a non-essential amino acid added to many baked goods as a dough conditioner in order to speed industrial processing. It's usually not added directly to flour intended for home use, but you'll find it throughout commercial breads such as pizza dough, bread rolls and pastries.

While some L-cysteine is directly synthesized in laboratories, most of it is extracted from a cheap and abundant natural protein source: human hair. The hair is dissolved in acid and L-cysteine is isolated through a chemical process, then packaged and shipped off to commercial bread producers. Besides human hair, other sources of L-cysteine include chicken feathers, duck feathers, cow horns and petroleum byproducts.

Most of the hair used to make L-cysteine is gathered from the floors of barbershops and hair salons in China, by the way.

While the thought of eating dissolved hair might make some people uneasy, most Western consumers ultimately have no principled objections doing so. For Jews and Muslims, however, hair-derived L-cysteine poses significant problems. Muslims are forbidden from eating anything derived from a human body, and many rabbis forbid hair consumption for similar reasons. Even rabbis who permit the consumption of hair would forbid it if it came from corpses -- and since much L-cysteine comes from China, where sourcing and manufacturing practices are notoriously questionable, this is a real concern. In one case, a rabbi forbade the consumption of L-cysteine because the hair had been harvested during a ritual at a temple in India.

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EWG's 2011 Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce (Dirty Dozen)

Click here for all the details and a nice printable list:

The Full List: 53 Fruits and Veggies

EWG analyzed pesticide residue testing data from the US Department of Agriculture and Food and Drug Administration to come up with rankings for these popular fresh produce items.
Lower numbers = more pesticides.

6Nectarines - imported
7Grapes - imported
8Sweet bell peppers
10 Blueberries - domestic
12Kale/collard greens
15Grapes - domestic
18Nectarines - domestic
19Hot peppers
20Green beans - domestic
22Plums - imported
23Blueberries - imported
25Green beans - imported
26Summer squash
29Green onions
31Cantaloupe - imported
32Honeydew melon
37Plums - domestic
38Winter squash
41Sweet potatoes
45Cantaloupe - domestic
48Sweet peas - frozen
52Sweet Corn

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Cancer – Dealing With It God’s Way

by George Malkmus

Before we share “God’s Way of Dealing with Cancer”, we need to review some of the things we previously learned in this Health Tiip series. We learned:

Cancer is out-of-control cell growth
Cancer is caused by cells that grow uncontrollably and do not die
What we eat and drink determines cell quality
Where cancer had its beginning
How modern medicine deals with cancer
Most cancer fatalities are due to chemotherapy
Our God-given bodies have an inherent ability to self-heal — even from cancer

If we want to undo cancer, we must first stop doing what caused it! And if it is improper diet and lifestyle that caused the immune system to so weaken that cancer could develop, does it not make logical sense that stopping the cause and rebuilding the immune system would be a better approach?

Refined Sugar Destroys the Immune System
Refined sugar is an immune system suppressant – it knocks out the immune systems protective abilities. Our immune system was given to us by God to protect us from germs, viruses, bacteria, and yes – cancer!

A weakened immune system is what allows cancer cells in their early development to go undetected and multiply.

Animal Protein Feeds Cancer
Dr. T. Colin Campbell, author of “The China Study,” found that animal flesh protein and even more so dairy protein (casein), feeds cancer and accelerates cancer growth.

If a person desires to overcome cancer, they must stop providing cancer cells with these powerful building materials.

Plant Based Diet Rebuilds Immune System
A predominantly raw, 100% plant-based diet, including an abundance of freshly extracted raw vegetable juices, provides the body with the quality building materials it desperately needs to rebuild a broken down immune system.

As the immune system rebuilds, the self-healing God programmed into Adam and Eve (which has been passed down from generation to generation in the genes eventually to each of us) kicks in.

As a rebuilt immune system starts to function as God designed, the body’s strengthened immune system seeks out the cancer cells (those cells multiplying out of control).

In most instances, the body simply destroys them without any help from chemotherapy, radiation, or even surgery.

The Hallelujah Diet To The Rescue!
The Hallelujah Diet provides the body with those building materials the body so desperately needs in order to rebuild a weakened and poorly functioning immune system. This editor has personally experienced this phenomenon!

In 1976, at the age of 42, following rectal bleeding, a tumor was discovered under my left rib cage, and I heard those chilling words – “It’s Cancer!” Just prior to my being told I had colon cancer, mom had died following a bout with colon cancer.

Mom had gone the medical route with the same type of cancer and at her death I was convinced mom had not died from the cancer but rather as a result of the immune system destroying modalities of chemotherapy, radiation and surgery.

Because of mothers devastating experience, I went seeking an alternative.

In my search I turned to Evangelist Lester Roloff, (ridiculed as a “Health Nut” by many preachers). Brother Roloff encouraged me to eliminate all refined sugar and animal source foods from my diet and to adopt God’s Genesis 1:29 diet, a diet comprised of 100% plant foods along with an abundance of freshly extracted vegetable juices.

I made the diet change overnight and almost immediately began to get well. Not long after making the diet change the rectal bleeding suddenly stopped. Within a year, the baseball sized tumor was gone, and all without any medical interference or modalities.

That was over 35 years ago, and as I near that rapidly approaching age of 80, I find myself strong, healthy, and to the best of my knowledge, cancer-free. I have a muscular body capable of doing almost anything physically I could do as a teenager, with endless energy, a sound mind, a zest for life, and a passion to tell anyone who will listen: “You Don’t Have to be Sick!”

Because God allowed me the privilege of experiencing cancer in 1976 and led me to Lester Roloff who revealed to me God’s way of dealing with cancer, a new ministry called Hallelujah Acres was birthed in 1992.

As a result, millions around the world today are following “God’s Way” to health, while tens of thousands have written to tell me that following “God’s way” they have recovered from over 170 different physical problems, including even terminal, metastasized, stage 4 cancers.

Yes my friend, there is a better way than the “World’s Way” of dealing with cancer, as well as most other physical problems — it’s God’s Way!

Here is what the Bible has to say about the “World’s Way:”

“For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God.” (I Corinthians 3:19)

“And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years, And had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse.” (Mark 5:25-26)

“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.” (Romans 12:1)

“And be not conformed to this world, but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God.” (Romans 12:2)

“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.” (Hosea 4:6)

Next week, the good Lord willing, we will share how The Hallelujah Diet goes about rebuilding the immune system so that the body can heal itself of cancer. We will deal with the roll juices play, why some cooked food is included, the importance of vitamin D and 0mega-3 fatty acids, the role stress and constipation play, the importance of fresh air and pure water, and so much more. I trust you will join us.

And be sure to visit the testimonies section of this Health Tip and read the amazing testimonies from individuals who recovered from serious cancers after providing their bodies with the nutrients necessary to rebuild their immune systems so that their body could fight and win their cancer battle naturally.


Friday, June 10, 2011

FDA finally admits chicken meat contains cancer-causing arsenic (but keep eating it, yo!)

Thursday, June 09, 2011
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
Editor of NaturalNews.com

(NaturalNews) After years of sweeping the issue under the rug and hoping no one would notice, the FDA has now finally admitted that chicken meat sold in the USA contains arsenic, a cancer-causing toxic chemical that's fatal in high doses. But the real story is where this arsenic comes from: It's added to the chicken feed on purpose!

Even worse, the FDA says its own research shows that the arsenic added to the chicken feed ends up in the chicken meat where it is consumed by humans. So for the last sixty years, American consumers who eat conventional chicken have been swallowing arsenic, a known cancer-causing chemical. (http://www.phillyburbs.com/news/loc...)

Until this new study, both the poultry industry and the FDA denied that arsenic fed to chickens ended up in their meat. The fairytale excuse story we've all been fed for sixty years is that "the arsenic is excreted in the chicken feces." There's no scientific basis for making such a claim... it's just what the poultry industry wanted everybody to believe.

But now the evidence is so undeniable that the manufacturer of the chicken feed product known as Roxarsone has decided to pull the product off the shelves (http://www.grist.org/food-safety/20...). And what's the name of this manufacturer that has been putting arsenic in the chicken feed for all these years? Pfizer, of course -- the very same company that makes vaccines containing chemical adjuvants that are injected into children.

Technically, the company making the Roxarsone chicken feed is a subsidiary of Pfizer, called Alpharma LLC. Even though Alpharma now has agreed to pull this toxic feed chemical off the shelves in the United States, it says it won't necessarily remove it from feed products in other countries unless it is forced by regulators to do so. As reported by AP:

"Scott Brown of Pfizer Animal Health's Veterinary Medicine Research and Development division said the company also sells the ingredient in about a dozen other countries. He said Pfizer is reaching out to regulatory authorities in those countries and will decide whether to sell it on an individual basis." (http://www.usatoday.com/money/indus...)

Arsenic? Eat more!

But even as its arsenic-containing product is pulled off the shelves, the FDA continues its campaign of denial, claiming arsenic in chickens is at such a low level that it's still safe to eat. This is even as the FDA says arsenic is a carcinogen, meaning it increases the risk of cancer.

The National Chicken Council agrees with the FDA. In a statement issued in response to the news that Roxarsone would be pulled from feed store shelves, it stated, "Chicken is safe to eat" even while admitting arsenic was used in many flocks grown and sold as chicken meat in the United States.

What's astonishing about all this is that the FDA tells consumers it's safe to eat cancer-causing arsenic but it's dangerous to drink elderberry juice! The FDA recently conducted an armed raid in an elderberry juice manufacturer, accusing it of the "crime" of selling "unapproved drugs." (http://www.naturalnews.com/032631_e...) Which drugs would those be? The elderberry juice, explains the FDA. You see, the elderberry juice magically becomes a "drug" if you tell people how it can help support good health.

The FDA has also gone after dozens of other companies for selling natural herbal products or nutritional products that enhance and support health. Plus, it's waging a war on raw milk which it says is dangerous. So now in America, we have a food and drug regulatory agency that says it's okay to eat arsenic, but dangerous to drink elderberry juice or raw milk.

Eat more poison, in other words, but don't consume any healing foods. That's the FDA, killing off Americans one meal at a time while protecting the profits of the very companies that are poisoning us with their deadly ingredients.

Oh, by the way, here's another sweet little disturbing fact you probably didn't know about hamburgers and conventional beef: Chicken litter containing arsenic is fed to cows in factory beef operations. So the arsenic that's pooped out by the chickens gets consumed and concentrated in the tissues of cows, which is then ground into hamburger to be consumed by the clueless masses who don't even know they're eating second-hand chicken sh*t. (http://www.naturalnews.com/027414_c...)

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Revealed: Oral sex is ‘bigger cause of throat cancer than tobacco’

I disagree with the vaccine recommendations in this article and promote abstinence and a strong immune system instead, however, there is critical information here that everyone must know so they can make educated decisions and prevent this horrible disease.

21st February 2011

A virus spread during oral sex is now the main cause of throat cancer in people under 50, scientists have warned.
They say the human papilloma virus spread during unprotected sex is to blame for a disturbing rise in potentially deadly oral cancers in the last few decades
Doctors have called for boys to be vaccinated against HPV just like teenage girls to stop the spread of the disease.

HPV: The Human Papilloma Virus is now thought to be the main cause of throat cancer in people under 50, scientists have warned
HPV is best known as the cause of around 70 per cent of cervical cancers. Since 2008, girls have been vaccinated against the virus aged 12 and 13 in schools.
However, it can also cause warts, verrucas and other cancers.
Cancers of the mouth and oropharynx - the top of the throat - used to be mainly diagnosed in older men who drink or smoke. But increasingly, it is being seen in younger men.
Prof Maura Gillison of Ohio State University in Columbus said the sexually transmitted HPV was a bigger cause of some oral cancers than tobacco.
She said: 'We don’t know from strict scientific evidence whether the vaccine will protect from oral HPV infections that lead to cancer. Those of us in the field are optimistic it will – the vaccines in every anatomical site looked at so far have been shown to be extraordinarily effective, about 90 per cent effective, at preventing infections.'
'When one of my patients asks whether or not they sound vaccinate their sons, I say certainly.'
Girls aged 12 and 13 are offered the HPV vaccine on the NHS to protect against cervical cancer - a disease that kills nearly 1,000 women every year in the UK. The jab is given at school in three doses over six months.
Doctors are increasingly concerned that the sexually transmitted virus is behind a rise in cancer.

Worrying: the sexually transmitted HPV was a bigger cause of some oral cancers than tobacco
In Britain the incidence of throat cancer is rising sharply while in the US the incidence of oral cancers linked to HPV have doubled in the last 20 years.
In Sweden in the 1970s around a quarter of tonsil cancers were linked to HPV, but by the mid 2000s the figure was 90 per cent said Prof Gillison.
'That’s the most compelling data in a population that the increase in tonsular cancer or oropharynx cancer incidence we’re seeing in a number of places worldwide is possible caused by HPV,' she said.
Someone infected with HPV 16 - the strain linked to oral cancer- has a 14 fold increase in risk for getting oropharynx cancer, she said.
She added: 'What is most strongly linked to oral HPV infection is the number of sexual partners someone has had in their lifetimes, in particular the number of individuals on whom they have performed oral sex.
'The higher the number of partners that you’ve had, the greater the odds that you’d have an oral infection.'
Yesterday, researchers told the American Association for the Advancement of Science conference in Washington CD that teenagers consider oral sex to be 'casual, socially acceptable, inconsequential and significantly less risk to their health than “real” sex.'
Last year a study at Johns Hopkins University found that HPV posed a greater risk in contracting cancer than smoking or alcohol.

Vaccine: Doctors want boys to be given treatment to protect them against the virus
The American study of 300 people showed that those with more than six partners were almost nine times at greater risk of contracting the disease while those who had already experienced a previous oral HPV infection were 32 times more likely to develop cancer.
Most HPV infections have no symptoms and people often do not need treatment.
Sara Hiom, Cancer Research UK’s director of health information, said: 'Cancers in the mouth and throat are on the increase and rates have been rising dramatically in the UK since the mid 1980s, especially in people in their 40s, 50s and 60s.
'The proportion of these cancers that appear to be related to infection by HPV is also increasing.

'But while it’s reasonable to assume that HPV vaccination in girls and boys would protect against these cancers, there is as yet no evidence as to whether the current HPV vaccines are effective at preventing them.
'The trials done to date have looked at cervical cancer or genital warts as endpoints, so we need new studies to show effectiveness against these HPV-related head and neck cancers.
'Yet most oral cancers diagnosed in people over 50 in the UK are still related to tobacco and alcohol use.'


Thursday, June 2, 2011