Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Cancer Info to keep in mind.

Water insufficiency (cellular dehyration ) had caused your body DNA to alter in order to live(survive) another day in the 'best' condusive environment possible.

(serious cases can try this recommended website www.cacare.com

Cancer Update from Johns Hopkins

1. Every person has cancer cells in the body. These cancer cells do not show up in the standard tests until they have multiplied to a few billion. When doctors tell cancer patients that there are no more cancer cells in their bodies after treatment, it just means the tests are unable to detect the cancer cells because they have not reached the detectable size.

2. Cancer cells occur between 6 to more than 10 times in a person's lifetime.

3. When the person's immune system is strong the cancer cells will be destroyed and prevented from multiplying and forming tumors.

4. When a person has cancer it indicates the person has multiple nutritional deficiencies. These could be due to genetic, environmental, food and lifestyle factors.

5. To overcome the multiple nutritional deficiencies, changing diet and including supplements will strengthen the immune system.

6. Chemotherapy involves poisoning the rapidly-growing cancer cells and also destroys rapidly-growing healthy cells in the bone marrow, gastro-intestinal tract etc., and can cause organ damage, like liver, kidneys, heart, lungs etc.

7. Radiation while destroying cancer cells also burns, scars and damages healthy cells, tissues and organs.

8. Initial treatment with chemotherapy and radiation will often reduce tumor size. However prolonged use of chemotherapy and radiation do not result in more tumor destruction.

9. When the body has too much toxic burden from chemotherapy and radiation the immune system is either compromised or destroyed, hence the person can succumb to various kinds of infections and complications.

10. Chemotherapy and radiation can cause cancer cells to mutate and become resistant and difficult to destroy. Surgery can also cause cancer cells to spread to other sites.

11. An effective way to battle cancer is to starve the cancer cells by not feeding it with the foods it needs to multiply.


a. Sugar is a cancer-feeder. By cutting off sugar it cuts off one important food supply to the cancer cells. Sugar substitutes like NutraSweet, Equal,Spoonful, etc are made with Aspartame and it is harmful. A better natural substitute would be Manuka honey or molasses but only in very small amounts. Table salt has a chemical added to make it white in colour. Better alternative is Bragg's aminos or sea salt.

b. Milk causes the body to produce mucus, especially in the gastro-intestinal tract. Cancer feeds on mucus. By cutting off milk and substituting with unsweetened soy milk, cancer cells are being starved.

c. Cancer cells thrive in an acid environment. A meat-based diet is acidic and it is best to eat fish, and a little chicken rather than beef or pork. Meat also contains livestock antibiotics, growth hormones and parasites, which are all harmful, especially to people with cancer.

d. A diet made of 80% fresh vegetables and juice, whole grains, seeds, nuts and a little fruits help put the body into an alkaline environment. About 20% can be from cooked food including beans. Fresh vegetable juices provide live enzymes that are easily absorbed and reach down to cellular levels within 15 minutes to nourish and enhance growth of healthy cells.

To obtain live enzymes for building healthy cells try and drink fresh vegetable juice (most vegetables including bean sprouts) and eat some raw vegetables 2 or 3 times a day. Enzymes are destroyed at temperatures of 104 degrees F (40 degrees C).

e. Avoid coffee, tea, and chocolate, which have high caffeine. Green tea is a better alternative and has cancer-fighting properties. Water--best to drink purified water, or filtered, to avoid known toxins and heavy metals in tap water. Distilled water is acidic, avoid it.

12. Meat protein is difficult to digest and requires a lot of digestive enzymes. Undigested meat remaining in the intestines become putrified and leads to more toxic buildup.

13. Cancer cell walls have a tough protein covering. By refraining from or eating less meat it frees more enzymes to attack the protein walls of cancer cells and allows the body's killer cells to destroy the cancer cells.

14. Some supplements build up the immune system (IP6, Flor-ssence, Essiac, anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals, EFAs etc.) to enable the body's own killer cells to destroy cancer cells. Other supplements like vitamin E are known to cause apoptosis, or programmed cell death, the body's normal method of disposing of damaged, unwanted, or unneeded cells.

15. Cancer is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit. A proactive and positive spirit will help the cancer warrior be a survivor.

Anger, unforgiveness and bitterness put the body into a stressful and acidic environment. Learn to have a loving and forgiving spirit. Learn to relax and enjoy life.

16. Cancer cells cannot thrive in an oxygenated environment. Exercising daily, and deep breathing help to get more oxygen down to the cellular level. Oxygen therapy is another means employed to destroy cancer cells.

Read this post again? http://theinnozablog.blogspot.com/2008/02/how-dehydration-caused-dis-eases.html

Monday, January 25, 2010

How Singaporeans grow healthy babies?

Open Question
Should we also “turn off the lights” to help boost Singapore’s low birth rate?
South Korea's health ministry, which is charged with boosting the nation's low birthrate, is turning off the lights in its offices once a month to encourage staff to go home early and make more babies. The ministry said in a statement Wednesday the switches will be flicked at 7.30 pm every third Wednesday in the month to "help staff get dedicated to childbirth and upbringing".

Singapore is facing a similar situation and the government is looking to encourage more matchmaking companies to be formed.

Is this another solution for Singapore’s low birth rate and why?
5 days ago

Not sure if it will help. I think encouraging families and couples to spend more time with each other is good. Also to encourage people to have children, have jobs that are family friendly better facilities.

Also the cost of living cheaper so people feel they can afford kids. There are likely to be many reason and maybe they should look at the reasons to try and solve the problem
5 days ago

I am not so sure matchmaking companies will help because Singapore cost of living is so high. You will need to earn above 3k in a single household in order to support 2 kids. Even if we want to have more babies, the thought of the daily expenses will scare us away.
5 days ago

Yes yes, in fact there should be a total power cut and there is no television and no internnet no work great
just like the great chicago blackout and then 9 months later baby boom.
5 days ago

Can the government give further subsidy for IVF?
5 days ago

Low birth rate is due to the high living standard of Singapore.

Stuffs are getting more expensive but the increment of salary remain so low.

Prices of houses are increasing due to the booming of foreigner migration.

So new couple have hard time to commit to a new home.

People with low education are hard to progress though they have the experiences and if these people were to change job, salary are expected to decrease alot.

Also the advancing of technology eg. facebook are tearing families apart.

People are more westernise and more open up to intimate relationship.

Asian still unable to accept as most asian are more conservative.

Ladies are now more highly educated and tends look for a better "choice"
5 days ago

This is NOT a long term measure to boost Singapore's low birth rate.

There are several policies that do NOT encoureage families to have more children.

1) Smaller HDB flats are being built

2) ERP on the CTE is extended to 10:30pm to encourage people to stay away from home and go home later
5 days ago

This is just a symbolic move that is not based on the human body clock.
Can every women staff be fertile on the same day?
Look at our 5 days work week for teachers. Are they able to finish their work within the five working days. Many have to leave for work in the morning at 6:30am and reach school at 7am, they have to work till late evening. Some evenings, they have meeting starting at 6pm. Many have to burn midnight oil to catch up with lesson plans, marking and extra projects.
With these type of work expectation, how can we have work live balance?
5 days ago

You're insane, right?


Explain why if there is a population crisis, the governenment keeps clearing land to build more HDB flats? The amount of open spaces and rural areas are shrinking rapidly in case you people are blind.

20 years ago - 3 million
now - 5.5 million
20 years later - 9 million?

We cannot support this booming population and rising prices, not to mention the increasing traffic jams.
5 days ago

i think, more subsidy for pregnancy package plan, hospitalisation plan, baby's vaccine and more deduction from medisave will be better.

think most ppl hold back the making baby plans are due with financial difficulties. if government can help to subsidy those plans, etc, think will attract more ppl and maybe they willing to have more babies too.
5 days ago

Provide free education & healthcare benefits like the countries in Europe. Public facilities...esp transport should also be subsidized.

As the country develops, the cost of living will definitely increase, so the least our gov can do is to help lighten the load!

I'm sure the gov can do this since they are incurring so much losses in investments.

With so many expenses associated with raising a kid, how is the birth rate going to increase. I'm sure the gov knows that its all about the money & cents! A long term plan to lower the costs is required...not the short term perks like baby bonus.

At work, the government can promote a balanced worklife & flexibility in working hours more aggressively. Sg is a hi-tech country with developed tele-comm, comms network & infrastructure...so its easy to work from home.
5 days ago

But, it seems like there is a portion of people in certain part of singapore got to pay first in order to go home to make babies. So, how do those people go home earlier to make babies?
5 days ago

I think the govt made a mistake in the 70s asking people to stop with 2 children. Now we are feeling the heat.The under developed and developing countries like Brunei, Indonesia, India, Malaysia have no problem with their birth rate - they are also Asian countries like us. So the underlying difference is the very costly standard of living, average wages for long hours of work, the immense rat race every Singaporean is expected to run or else be left behind, etc....Women are expected to work to meet the bills at the end of the month. So there's no time for fun. There's also no one to look after the kids.

I have also spoken to friends who aren't married even though they are eligible. Friends who are married but not wanting kids even though they are quite well-off. They claim it's not easy bringing up kids in Singapore.
5 days ago

Singapore's pace is too fast and competitive. Moreover, people nowadays are looking at whether they can afford luxury and extra classes for their kids. If not, they won't want to give birth. Or rather, they max give birth to 1 and devote all time and resources and love to this one kid.

It is not enough if only 1 company or building practice this. If this can be a nationwide exercise, it would be more feasible. But then again, they might bring work home too...
5 days ago

The birthrate here can never be boosted. Numerous reasons can be given why, but if someone decides not to have children, it's practically impossible to change their decision. Every single country (except for France) failed in their bid to raise birthrates. And the amount given for Baby Bonus is not encouraging at all. It costs upwards of $200, 000 to raise a child here till university; and we expect $4000 - $6000 to incentivize people to procreate. You got to be kidding me!
5 days ago

i myself am having issues in my own matrimonial home wif my husband. my suggestion will be instead of lights off singapore should make it compulsory for the citizens to be OFF on saturdays. it will allow and encourage more family committed times and give couples like myself and my husband more bonding time. well the gynaes have adviced people like us who are tying to conceive to have calmness and not pressure when intending to conceive. this will really help given the typical lifestyle of singaporeans today. plss help
5 days ago

Alarming decline in birth rate is obviously a problem linked to the current and perceived life environment in terms of livelihood, the living environment, etc.
Generally, even the animal kingdom is shrinking in population in an alarming rate.
Here, in Singapore, when the government is urging procreation, the people has little or no time or mood for recreation due to the harsh and demanding work life and environment.
A real example is the company I am now working in, which is considered quite a big company in name, has changed from 5 full working days to a 6 days work week with more overtime.
Couples are generally working adults, and the employers are doing great disservice to enhance healthy work hours, and with the pressure from all sides of life, even ants would cease to procreate.
One solution is to have the influx of foreigners (quality people of of course) as the population here is too small and the diversity of people in terms of attractiveness is extremely limited due to the genes perhaps.
5 days ago

I think its the way families are not earning enough to feed themselves,so when it comes to children it becomes another burdern. Even some work long hours to have better pay but there will always be no time to work. Example: If a guy doing retail sales 11am - 9.30pm one day off a week,how many times or how many hours u gonna see yur kid? So its all about getting short hours job but maintening a better pay all these work in a fast pace country its bringing down the birth rates. Or better the incentives when u have a child?
5 days ago

even we 'turn off the lights' early also i guess it didn't work here in singapore cause having babies in singapore not cheap, everything is so expensive now. our baby bonus not enough.
5 days ago

We don’t need to blame foreigners here my friend. Look around you a lot of foreigners owns business here, and we need visitors and tourist so we can survive…we have Universal Studio just to start this means we invite visitors investors etc…..but have seen the news south Korea has to build bigger Universal studios in whole Asia to invite foreigner….if all this foreigners go back home to their country…how are we? We don’t have natural resources. ..
5 days ago

I would think that if similar system applied to Singapore, it would still be ineffective. As others have suggested, Singapore's standard of living is quite high compared to many countries in Asia. Although it has the highest economic growth in SEA, many of its population still struggling just to fulfill their basic needs, not to mention the cost to bring up children. This is partially due to the wide gap that the rich people had with the 'average' people.

Also, stop complaining about foreigner as well... they are already super under-paid, and yet they still diligently doing the jobs that most Singaporean would not dare to take, eg: collecting garbage, construction worker, maids, etc etc... These people made up most part of foreigners in Singapore while professionals' foreigners proportion are still lesser than Singaporean. So, why the discrimination? it is just illogical. In fact, if Singapore would ban all foreigners from entering Singapore, it would really stunted Singapore's economy as well as making life more difficult, no one wanted to work as construction workers, no 'maintenance' workers, no maids, etc etc...

Another reason that i stood for foreigners is that some of these people are putting their money to build businesses in Singapore, thus directly helping Singaporean to have more job opportunities. We are all should be grateful instead of complaining about them. It is true however, not all foreigners had these abilities, but that is no reason why we should discriminate them.

I had a bit of different opinion in the cause of Singapore's low birth rate beside high living expenses. Many of us as we realized are constantly bombarded with the image and dreams of success and making more and more money with more freedom and luxurious lifestyle, pamper yourself, etc.... These factors could brought about a very strong mindset to be childless, as no child=more money to spend on self. Climbing up corporate ladder is much more important than family values in reality despite of the recent news that shows Singaporean value more time with family. Money first, family second.

And, if i may add, the commitment for married couples are getting more and more worrying. Divorce rates are increasing with STI among teenagers increased as well. I cannot blame the effect of globalization that brought about 'westernized' culture or 'liberal' mindset. However, i think government should impose the right values for the society about commitment in family, bringing up children to its fullest potentials, NOT only about how to do safe sex! These could be incorporated in school as well.
5 days ago

Turn off the light? Hmmm...try harder..it will only affect productivity (= make more money)... I cannot imagine people saying you need a household income of at least $3K to feed 2 children. Erhm...I am having problem just feeding 1 with a household income of more than $8.5K. Lol.. Well, ever since we are born here, our mission is to earn more money, contribute more to the economy. Why bother to have more children? We will cause alot of harm to our future generation.. Don't you agree? Just look at the housing... HDB 4-rm may cost you S$1 mil in 10 years time.... You want them to be like you? Work to pay off the housing loan? Think again fellow mates....

A better alternative is to train up all the foreigners to take over the laborious tasks we are doing and make sure they are competitive and give them no off days. Welcome them gracefully so that they can take all our jobs and we just let them do all our work while we enjoy the fruits of the hard work... In this manner, whatever we use or want, shall be make free.. Let's say we have a maid shared amongst 4 households, in this way, we ensure foreign workers are highly productive...

Singaporeans' roles would be just ensuring we develop policies to make sure these foreigners work hard to generate more income for us all. Foreign families are welcome to our country but they must work hard for us in return we will give them food and housing. In this manner, we can concentrate on tackling this greying population.

In this manner, it will help us create more babies given there will be more quality time between family members and we do not need to worry the finances part as everything will be taken care of and we just concentrate on our role to make more babies while the foreign workers continue to work for us. Won't this be ideal for all Singaporeans? Lol...a dream that will never be fulfilled....
5 days ago

should 'shut down' all the internet access, give more promotion on movie tickets for couples & families, give more promotion price for outdoor activities (encouraging people interact DIRECTLY with each other & ties the families more closed to each other).

people nowadays spend too much time surfing & neglect the family which they should spend more time with.
5 days ago

Singapore is in a fast pace environment and not able to multi task will get left behind or regards as no capability. Therefore too many a times people will have to work even harder than those around them to prove a point.

Where working hours got extended and even brought home to slog it through the night so that the reports will be ready for presentation.

The cost of living is rising on the uptrend and soon enough we will be like Hong Kong and Japan, with all these single/low income family/couple how to make more babies.

I feel if government wishes to boost the birth rates they should give 50% subsidy for first Child (90% - 100% subsidy on education, hospital, healthcare for the second or third child)

I believe those who can or are thinking about it will make time to make it happen since the government is supporting the heavy bills especially the healthcare and education why not?
Anyway these are my views on the topic
5 days ago

What nonsense. There are already too many people in this world.
5 days ago

I don't know. Though South Korea's policy looks funny at first sight, taking into account our forefathers give birth to more kids than people nowadays, maybe less night entertainment or work activities will really encourage an increase in childbirth.
5 days ago

do think if no foreigners here, this country will survive.. all the hospital, companies have foreign talent to help ur country,, so be thankful.... now you can start making babies so in the future you don't need foriegn talent...
5 days ago

to have more children is one thing, can you afford to pay for their education and up-bringing. singapore is not a cheap place to live to survive. you can encourage couple to have more than one, end of the day who suffer to carry the burden , not the country but yourselves.
5 days ago

Who in the hell likes to stay in office after office hour rather than join their family member in front of the dinner table or TV? Or people working in Singapore don have that much of family value? Bosses don giv a crap about low birth rate as long as u work harder to get him more income and can always bring in more "foreign talent"
Working late is a culture that Singaporean practice. If you don work late u don even have a chance to get married/family...not to say giving birth to a child.
If government encourage us to turn off the lights earlier...this will giv our boss another good excuse not to hav increment...
5 days ago

Singapore living is so high how to support many kids. Everything is $$$. I only have one kid, but I am pretty tight already. Having a 2nd kid will squeeze me dry, so how to have 3rd kid?
5 days ago

Sunday, January 24, 2010

No Medisave for Mammograms in Singapore

At a separate constituency event, Health Minister Khaw Boon Wan was also about the opposition parties’ recruitment drive.

He said it was good that more young and better educated people were entering politics.

Mr Khaw, who has been leading Sembawang GRC since 2006, said he welcomes competition at the next general election, which is due by end 2012.

"It does not matter whether it’s PAP or non—PAP. If you like Singapore, if you think you’ve a better idea to run a better place; if you think you can run Sembawang better than I do, please come forward," he said.

"If the people think they can do a better job than Khaw Boon Wan, then so be it. I think that is the beauty of democracy — one man one vote."

Mr Khaw also commented on a suggestion to allow Medisave fund to be used for mammograms. Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office Lim Hwee Hua suggested this at a breast screening event on Saturday.

But Mr Khaw disagreed with the suggestion. He said: "My general rule of thumb is this — anything less than $100 — $20, $30 — please pay out of your own pocket. I think Medisave should be reserved for big bills. So let’s don’t abuse Medisave. This is not to say I’m against (using) Medisave for screening, because some screenings can be very expensive."

Mammograms, if subsidised, cost between $25 and $50.

I appeal all Singaporeans to keep this in mind. The fact is, most women in the lower income group are suffering the risk of breast/cervic cancers.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Healthy Fashion / fancy?

1. Good health is the most important asset, more important than success (what is success without good health?), more important than money (what is monies without good healthy?) , definitely more important than power (what is power without good health?).

2. Preventative medicine hasn't anything to do with medicine(drugs) at all. It is concerned with conditions - your personal living conditions, your personal hygiene, and your personal common sense.

3. You has a wonderful vitality and a natural optimism which I admire and love to have. that's the best medicine anyone could have.

4. There is all these people talking about how great technology is and how itsaves all this time but what good is saved time if nobody uses it healthier?

5.And I know if I am going to have any life anymore it is because I am still willing to fight and die for the inch, because that is what living is, the six inches in front of your face. When you get old, in life, things get taken from you, that's a a part of life. But, you only learn that when you start losing stuff.The margin for error in life is so small, guard your inch. The inches we need are everywhere around us . . .

6.Healthy fashion is not about looking back, it's always about looking forward.

7. Finally, the unhappiest people of the world are retired - no purpose.
What makes your life mean something is PURPOSE - a goal, a battle, a struggle.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Knockout Review Part 1

We have just uploaded our latest newsletter: Knockout Part 1. The book review is written by Yeong & Khadijah.

Suzanne Somers relates the harrowing story of her gross misdiagnosis that occurred in November 2008. She woke up one morning covered in hives and was rushed to a prominent hospital. After a series of tests, she was later told of the diagnosis as follows:

i.Radiologist – “You have a mass in your lung; it looks like the cancer has metastasized to your liver. We don’t know what is wrong with your liver, but it is so enlarged that it is filling your entire abdomen. You have so many tumours in your chest we can’t count them and they all have masses in them... (page 6)

ii. Oncologist ---“You’ve got cancer....and it’s everywhere....your lungs, your liver, tumours around your heart... I’ve never seen so much cancer” (page 7)

iii. Lung cancer specialist --“I just looked at your CT Scan, and you have lung cancer that has metastasized” (page 8)

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Happy Reading and Stay Healthy

Friday, January 15, 2010

What are you eating to grow healthy wealth?

Don't eat cereals that change the colour of the milk:
Unlikely but brilliantly simple rules that will transform the way you eat

By Michael Pollan
Last updated at 8:09 AM on 13th January 2010

After consulting dietitians, nutritionists, anthropologists, folklorists, doctors and nurses - as well as a large number of mothers and grandmothers - author MICHAEL POLLAN has come up with a fascinating list of so-called 'Food Rules' that could help change your eating habits for ever...

The whiter the bread, the sooner you'll be dead

This blunt bit of grandmotherly advice is a reminder of the health risks of white flour.

As far as the body is concerned, white flour is not much different from sugar. Recent research indicates that the grandmothers who lived by this rule were right: people who eat lots of whole grains tend to be healthier and to live longer.
Goes without saying: cereals that change the colour of your milk are highly processed and full of chemical additives

Repeat:Goes without saying: cereals that change the colour of your milk are highly processed and full of chemical additives

Don't eat cereals that change the colour of milk

This should go without saying. Such cereals are highly processed and full of refined carbohydrates as well as chemical additives.

Avoid foods Grandma wouldn't recognise

There are now thousands of food products in the supermarket that our ancestors simple wouldn't recognise.

They are processed in ways specifically designed to get us to buy and eat more by pushing our evolutionary buttons (such as our inborn preferences for sweetness, fat and salt).

These tastes are difficult to find in nature, but cheap and easy for the food scientists to deploy, with the result that food processing induces us to consume more of these products than is good for us.

The taste sensory (sweet, salty, bitter, sour ) spread on your tongue is actually designed to prepare the digestion juice in the stomach prior entry.

If it came from a plant, eat it;
if it was made in a plant, don't.

You know it makes sense.

Eat when you're hungry, not when you're bored.

For many, eating has surprisingly little to do with hunger. We eat out of boredom, for entertainment, to comfort or reward ourselves.
One old wives' test: if you're not hungry enough to eat an apple, then you're not hungry.
Old wives' tale: A healthy plate of food really will feature several different colours

Repeat:Old wives' tale: A healthy plate of food really will feature several different colours

Eat your colours
Rainbow colours your life : red, orange, yellow, green , blue, indigo, purple.

The idea that a healthy plate of food will feature several different colours is a good example of an old wives' tale about food that turns out to be good science, too.

The colours of many vegetables reflect the different antioxidant phytochemicals
they contain. Many of these chemicals help to protect against chronic diseases, but each in a slightly different way, so the best protection comes from a diet containing as many different phytochemicals as possible.

Avoid long lists of ingredients.

The more ingredients in a packaged food, the more highly processed it probably is. (A long list of ingredients in a recipe is not the same thing; that's fine.)

Avoid ingredients you don't recognise

Enhoxylated diglycerides? Cellulose? Xanthan gum? Calcium propionate? Ammonium sulfate? If you wouldn't cook with these additives yourself, why let others use these ingredients to cook for you?

The food scientists' chemistry set is designed to extend shelf life and make old food look fresher and more appetising than it really is. This only make them richer , while making you poorer in health and wealth, overtime.

Whether or not any of these additives pose a proven hazard to your health, many of them haven't been eaten by humans for very long, so they are best avoided.

Shop at the edges of the supermarket

Most stores are laid out the same way: processed foods dominate the centre aisles, while fresh foods - meat, fish and dairy - line the walls.

Include some pre-digested foods

Eat foods that have been pre-digested by bacteria or fungi, such as yoghurt or soy sauce.

Don't overlook oily fish: Eat your mackerel and sardines

Repeat:Don't overlook oily fish: Eat your mackerel and sardines

Don't overlook oily fish

Mackerel, sardines and anchovies are particularly good choices. According to a Dutch proverb: 'A land with lots of herring can get along with few doctors.'

Only eat foods that eventually rot

The more processed a food is, the longer the shelf life, and the less nutritious it typically is. Real food is alive - and therefore it should eventually die. (One of the few exceptions is honey, which has a shelf life measured in centuries.)

Avoid foods that are labelled 'low-fat'

Removing fat from foods doesn't necessarily make them non-fattening. Carbohydrates can also make you fat, and many low-fat and non-fat foods are more sugary to make up for the loss of flavour. You're better off eating the real thing in moderation than bingeing on 'lite' food products packed with sugars and salt.

Eat slowly

Eat slowly enough to savour your food: you'll need less of it to feel satisfied. One strategy, encoded in a table manner that's been all but forgotten: 'Put down your fork between bites.'


Forget the drive-through - drive on!

Drink the spinach water

Another bit of traditional wisdom with good science behind it: the water in which vegetables are cooked is rich in vitamins. Save it for soup or add it to sauces.

Only eat foods cooked by humans

In general, mass-produced food is cooked with too much salt, fat and sugar, as well as with preservatives, colourings and other biological novelties.

Buy smaller plates and glasses

The bigger the portion, the more we will eat. Supermarkets supersize portions to get us to buy more. But we don't have to do this at home.

One researcher found that simply switching from a 12in to a 10in dinner plate caused people to reduce their consumption by 22 per cent.

Eat like the French, Japanese, Italians or Greeks

People who eat according to the rules of a traditional food culture are generally healthier than those who eat a modern Western diet of processed foods.

Pay attention to how a culture eats as well as to what it eats: small portions eaten at leisurely communal meals; no second helpings or snacking.
Stop eating BEFORE you're full: Leave the table a little bit hungry

Stop eating BEFORE you're full: Leave the table a little bit hungry

Stop eating before you're full

We think it is normal to eat until you are full, but many cultures specifically advise stopping well before that point is reached. The Japanese say you should stop eating when you are 80 per cent full, while the Chinese specify 70 per cent. Thus the traditional advice: 'Leave the table a little bit hungry.'

Don't refuel at the petrol station

Food sold at petrol stations (except perhaps for the milk and water) is all highly processed - imperishable snack foods and extravagantly sweetened drinks.

Try not to eat on your own

When we eat alone, we eat more. The shared meal elevates eating from a biological process of fuelling the body to a ritual of family and community.

It's not food if it has the same name in all languages

Think Big Mac or Pringles.

Treat treats as treats

There's nothing wrong with special occasion foods, as long as every day is not a special occasion.

Chips, pastries and ice-cream offer some of the great pleasures of life, so we shouldn't deprive ourselves of them, but the sense of occasion needs to be restored.

One way is to start making these foods yourself; you won't go to that much trouble every day. Another is to limit your consumption to weekends or social occasions.

Some people follow a so-called 'S policy': 'No snacks, no seconds, no sweets - except on days that begin with the letter S.'

Finally, break the rules once in a while

Obsessing over food rules is bad for your happiness, and probably for your health, too.

There will be special occasions when you will want to throw these rules out the window. All will not be lost. What matters is not the special occasion, but the everyday practice - the default habits that govern your eating on a typical day.

'All things in moderation,' it is often said, but we should never forget the wise addendum, sometimes attributed to Oscar Wilde: 'Including moderation.'

Adapted by Claire Cohen from Food Rules: An Eater's Manual by Michael Pollan, which will be published by Penguin in May priced at £5.99.

Why not add your thoughts below, or debate this issue .

"Only eat foods cooked by humans"

Damn. Skippy get away from the frying pan, I'll do it myself.

- Sarah, London, 14/1/2010 15:54
Rating 4

Em said:
"only eat foods that eventually rot', there is a lady on the internet who has kept a burger she bought from Mc D's in 1996. It looks exactly the same as when she bought it, the 'bread' bun has not decomposed at all."
If you really believe that, I have several million dollars I'd like to share with you, if you would only help me get them out of Nigeria.
Unless the bread has been dehydrated, it will go mouldy with penicillin. Preservatives help bread stay fresh longer, but not for ever. The French used to be happy to buy bread twice a day, because it was baked twice a day. I bet that doesn't happen so often nowadays. If you are happy to buy bread that turns green in 24 hours, go ahead.

- Bert, Peterborough, 14/1/2010 14:16
Rating 4

"And avoid the poison aspartame at all costs. This could be difficult, as this evil and dangerous chemical is often illegally added with a warning label on the package. \Artificial sweeteners are all dangerous," said BK.
If it's illegal, why does almost every soft fizzy drink contain it, and why are the authorities not doing anything about it? Have you heard of Environmental Health Officers and Trading Standards Officers. Artificial sweeteners have been thoroughly tested and, despite ignorant campiaigns, are still legal. If the campaigners had any real evidence to back up their nonsense (a) governments would be forced into banning them and, even if that didn't happen quickly enough, (b) manufacturers would be forced to stop using them because of the drop in sales.

- Bert, Peterborough, 14/1/2010 14:06
Rating 2

Anna also says:
Bert, refined white flour has minerals added to it to make it legally sellable as a foodstuff, as it's natural minerals and nutrition are removed in the processing. That's why wholemeal is better for you, it still has these minerals naturally.

But there is no difference between minerals and vitamins that are still there naturally, and ones that have been added to replace what has been lost in processing the flour. White flour is just as good for you, from a vitamins and minerals point of view, as wholemeal. Wholemeal will have more fibre (bran), but the benefits of that are debateable, and you can always buy bran and eat it if you think you are going short.

- Bert, Peterborough, 14/1/2010 13:49
Rating 3

It's not the food police's business what I eat..

That's your way of saying, I know i'm fat, leave me alone and let me stuff my face in peace.

- Steve, Oxford, 13/1/2010 23:42
Rating 1

Another good one would be 'don't serve your meal standing up' - because you'll always accidentally overfill your plate.

- Philip, Bankrupted Britain, 13/1/2010 23:13
Rating 5

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Why should the wedding ring be worn on the fourth finger?

There is a beautiful and convincing explanation given by the Chinese .....

The thumb represents your Parents.
The second (index) finger represents your Siblings.
The middle finger represents you.
The fourth (ring) finger represents your Life Partner.
The last (little) finger represents your children.

First, open your palms (face to face),bend the middle fingers and hold them together,back to back.

Second, open and hold the remaining three fingers and the thumb - tip to tip. (As shown in the figure below):

Now, try to separate your thumbs (representing the parents). They will open, because your parents are not destined to live with you lifelong, and have to leave you sooner or later.

Please join your thumbs as before and separate your Index fingers (representing siblings). They will also open, because your brothers and sisters will have their own families and will have to lead their separate lives.

Now rejoin the index fingers and separate your little fingers (representing your children). They will open too, because the children also will get married and settle down on their own some day.

Finally, rejoin your little fingers, and try to separate your ring fingers (representing your spouse). You'll be surprised to see that you just CANNOT, because husband & wife have to remain together all their lives - through thick and thin!!

So clever, those Chinese!!

Count your blessings now. Smile.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Hard Truth about X-rays and CT scans

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Thursday, January 7, 2010

Rare Brain ailment : Paraneoplastic Encephalitis

Jessica Jaganathan (jessicaj@sph.com.sg) reporting from Singapore, Better way to treat rare brain ailment.

December 31, 2009.
Local team recommends chemotherapy for those with brain inflammation linked to ovarian cancer

SINGAPORE : Doctors here have come up with a treatment approach for a rare condition associated with tumours in the ovary, and have recommended it as the way to go in a scientific journal.

The condition, known as paraneoplastic encephalitis , is an acute inflammation of the brain which sets in when an ovarian cancer triggers the patient's overactive immune system to attack the brain.

The patient may then suffer from fits, confusion or have memory problems. Left untreated , permanent and severe brain damage or death can result.

Doctors here recommend that chemotherapy be considered as one of the main treatments for ovarian cancer in patients showing symptoms of paraneoplastic encephalitis.

From treating five such cases here (Singapore), they have found that chemotherapy seems to prevent the immune system from attacking the brain.

This is a departure from the traditional practice of removing ovarian tumours through surgery only, preferred because chemotherapy given to a woman of reproductive age can cause infertility.

Until now, the chemotherapy route of pumping toxic drugs into the body to kill the ovarian cancer cells is taken only when surgery does not work, since it produces severe side effects.

But now there is an argument for it.
It is not known how common paraneoplastic encephalitis is because international figures are unavailable. But based on estimates, under 1 percent of patients with cancer develop the condition.

This form of encephalitis came to light in 2007, when 12 American cancer patients came down with it.

Since then, about five patients here(Singapore) have been diagnosed with it.

Those at risk are typically women between the ages of 16 and 35 and those with breast, lung, or ovarian cancers, but no other medical history.

The treatment method has been shown to work with breast or lung cancers, and is thus being recommended ONLY for those with ovarian tumours.

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Ho, ho, ho --- give it a good clap. I love my doctors. They say I can eat anything I like. My cancer couldn't care less what I eat.

Good news to the patients but bad news to their families because soon these people may end up all dead!

According to the latest research done by Jeffrey Meyerhardt, M.D., MPH.(of Dana-Faber Cancer Institute - a principal teaching affiilate of the Harvard Medical School), as reported in Journal of the American Medical Association, 15 August 2007; patients with the highest intake of a Western-pattern diet, characterized by high intakes of red meat, sugar desserts, high fat and refined grains have a 3-fold increase in recurrence and mortality. The research was carried out with 1009 patients who had stage III colon cancer treated with surgery and adjuvant chemotherapy.



Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Banned from telling the truth

Wikipedia: The Matrix encyclopedia

The Great Lie of Wikipedia: "the....encyclopedia that anyone can edit."
[This is a large web based encyclopaedia. Anyone can edit it in theory, but in practice Medical/Allopathic editors (most known as Physicians Wikipedians, 178 of them) will not allow any text critical to Allopathy or non-Allopathic thinking, delete any external links they don't like (eg: 1), as well as deleting or attempting to delete pages they don't like--in effect it should be treated as a Pharma shill. You can see the page deletion attempts here. All of the vaccine, disease pages and psychiatric drug pages (basically just an on line PDF of BNF) are written by Allopaths, and policed by Allopaths. The main Allopath dealing with vaccination is known as Midgley. All links to whale.to were officially banned after rfc, even to original Smallpox vax books. Now Whale.to is on what is called a "spam blacklist" block. What are they afraid of? They are afraid of the truth on vaccination and the vaccine diseases.

[Harris L. Coulter, PhD is a medical historian and lecturer who has published in many areas including homeopathic medicine, cancer, and the dangers of vaccinations with two DPT vaccine danger classics: DPT Shot in the Dark with Barbara Loe Fisher, (which was instrumental in making the law compensating vaccine injuries) and Vaccination, Social Violence and Criminality where he commented : 'I came to the conclusion that this, DPT, vaccination is having a very long-term serious effect on the American population in the sense of being directly responsible for the epidemic of violent behavior we are witnessing in our society today.'
He earned his PhD in 1969 from Columbia University, NY, in a dissertation entitled Political and Social Aspects of Nineteenth-Century Medicine in the United States: The Formation of the American Medical Association and its Struggle with the Homeopathic and Eclectic Physicians. Coulter has been considered the leading homeopathic historian of the late 20th century.
His most significant body of work is his four-volume treatise on the history of Western medicine, Divided Legacy: A History of the Schism in Medical Thought, which details the two distinct schools of medical thought and practice since the times of Hippocrates to the present: the rational approach and the empirical approach and in which he documents the suppression of Homeopathy by Allopathy (rational approach).
He has served on numerous medical advisory panels and boards, and has given input about the conflict between the American Medical Association (AMA) and homeopathy. From 1965 to 1975, Coulter was the director of publications for the American Foundation for Homeopathy, and from 1983 to 1989, he served on the editorial board of the Journal of the American Institute of Homeopathy. Coulter was also an advisory board member of the Campaign Against Fraudulent Medical Research. Coulter is fluent in German, French, Spanish, Latin, Russian, Hungarian, and Serbo-Croatian.
COMMENT: Appears to have (in 1994) a mistaken belief in the value of vaccines as preventives. The Rational approach would be Rational mind based people, while Empirical would be Feeling based people. Always follow feelings. You can tell his weight by the fact his page was removed from Wikipedia, and kept off by the controlling Allopaths: See]

Classic quote:
"Society today is paying a heavy price in disease and death for the monopoly granted the medical profession in the 1920’s. In fact, the situation peculiarly resembles that of the 1830s when physicians relied on bloodletting, mercurial medicines, and quinine, even though knowing them to be intrinsically harmful. And precisely the same arguments were made in defense of these medicines as are employed today, namely, that the benefits outweigh the risks. In truth, the benefits accrue to the physician, while the patient runs the risks."—Harris Coulter (Divided Legacy Vol 3)

In their own words (Allopath administrators and editors)

Baloney. It's not the criticsm we're suppressing, it's whale.to. all the articles on whale are not acceptable. Tabeh.

The (un)acceptability of whale.to as an external link has been discussed on Talk:MMR vaccine, and I think nothing more needs to be said over here.

All I am doing is making sure your defamatory, confused and misinformed page does not get its traffic as a result of link placement in Wikipedia. I think an Alexa ranking of 1,000,000 a year is not very high and no sign that your page is notable. Today, 106,763 sites were getting more traffic than you.

This single user is the most tenacious anti-vaccine editor on Wikipedia, and has filled many articles with his choice anti-science on the subject of vaccination. Everything sounds nice and NPOV, but when the matter is investigated one encounters dangerous lunacy, notoriety and dishonesty. Viera Scheibner, for example, was touted (by another editor) as a scientist with scientific arguments against vaccination until it turned out she had not published more than one paper on a medical topic, was the recipient of the Australian Skeptics' "Bent Spoon Award" and was the subject of an article in Vaccine detailing her views and modus operandi. This has to stop.

I now remove links as "non-authoratitive" if they are full of Google ads or promote non-standard treatments. JFW | T@lk 15:13, 30 December 2005 (UTC)

Now back to the actual discussion. This all started because Wikipedia has a policy (WP:NPOV) that states explicitly that not every minority view needs mentioning. You can say what you want, but most information on whale.to is not widely accepted. There is no reason to presume that the "external links" section of articles should not fall under the aegis of this NPOV policy. Hence, links have been removed. So far there has been no indication that this has changed, and I see no reason why we should suddenly be including links to whale. Sorry.

I didn't really know where to put this notice.... John (Whaleto) is now adding a "different" link to all of his articles (ex. [ref]). The link is http://www.vaccination.org.uk, which is quite obviously a copy of the whale.to site, or a transfer of the contents to a different location. I seem to be on his radar now, so I'll go remove all the links I can find. -

Quacks [See: Quack/crank, 'Pseudoscience' & 'anti-science']

Viera Scheibner Notoriety established in the study kindly identified by other authors. Thankfully we are allowed to have articles on quacks.

"Viera Scheibner a notable vaccination critic and quack". --CDN99 15:10, 5 January 2006 (UTC)

My intentions were the same as yours (i.e. I agree alt. med. is pseudoscience); it's just that you had Category:Pseudoscience under Category:Alternative medicine, and vice versa. I changed things so that Cat:Alt. med. was under Pseudoscience, but not the other way around. You also had Cat: Professional CAM treatments under Cat:Alt med, and vice versa. But right now, Alt. med. is under Pseudoscience (alt. med. is a subsection of pseudoscience) and Fraud, and Pseudoscience is under Fraud. Things were just a bit mixed up.

Ad hominem was the main argument used to ban whale.to link [See: 'Conspiracy theory', Ad Hominem]:
I agree with that information about vaccines and their side effects should not be suppressed. However, the whale.to link is not an appropriate source for this information because of the competing extremist information and conspiracy theories as outlined on the RFC on Talk:MMR vaccine. As already reviewed by InvictaHOG, the commentary on Illuminati mind control, Jewish conspiracy, genocide via vaccination, Roman Catholics, psychic assassins, Mormons, Walter Cronkite, demons sacrificing girls for growth hormone, or links to alien implant removers distracts from the criticisms of vaccines and decreases the value of whale.to link.

"You are right about whale.to - the most important reason to reject it is because it is associated with paranoia. I don't believe that those with concerns about vaccination are necessarily paranoid and I don't think that they should be represented by a site which devolves into paranoia and name-calling." InvictaHOG 18:30, 10 December 2005 (UTC)

They even banned the use of the word Allopath!
I have asked you in the past to desist from labeling users or groups of users as "allopaths". This is inflammatory, not contributory to the discussion, and in plain violation of WP:CIVIL. You have now repeatedly done the same on Talk:Measles. I am uninvolved in that discussion but observe that you are making the same basic policy violations as always.

As for Whaleto, the fact that I warred with him in the past does not mean I am disqualified from blocking him for sustained and interminable NPA and CIVIL violations. I'm prepared to do just that until John learns that calling others "allopaths" is WP:NPA and offtopic.

Cure for Depression

THE Christian life begins with conversion to Christ Jesus. In conversion there are always two sides. On the human side there is the act of receiving Christ as one's own personal Saviour. On the divine side there is a supernatural intervention by which regeneration is wrought. Conversion is a transition ; a coming "out of" one place and "into" another different place. By natural light and reason we can see only natural objects and truths ; but in the new light of regeneration we see and understand things spiritual and divine.

Cure for Depression.

"Why art thou (are you) cast down, O my soul? and why art thou (are you) disquieted within me ? hope thou (you) in God : for I shall yet praise Him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God. "
(sourced from book of Psalm chapter 42 verse 11)

MOST of us know something about seasons of depression. They can be a sore trial ; {do I hear the sigh, " A long moment ! " from someone whose cup of trouble has been filled to the brim? Perhaps at times we suffer more from the length than the strength of our trials. There seems no end to them-trials.}and how to deal with them-trials can be a wearying problem - new sets of trials. Notice the words which this psalmist uses of himself - "cast down " and "disquieted". The first looks backward, the second looks forward. The godly man had been "cast down" by what had already occurred. He was "disquieted" by what might yet be.

An airplane pilot can tell you of the various factors in the safe piloting of aircraft through unfavourable weather; similarly the psalmist also tell us much about piloting our hearts through squalls of depression.

See his SELF-INTERROGATION. He turns in upon himself with , " Why art thou (are you) cast down, O my soul?"
In times of depression it is wise to make our emotions give account of their behaviour before the united board of reason, judgment and conscience. This usually lays bare certain causes which can be counteracted. In the first strophe of this psalm we note three.

1.First, there was interrupted communion with God.
" My soul thirst for God, for the living God : when shall I come and appear before God?" This devout habitue at Jehovah's sanctuary was driven beyond Jordan, and ached to be back for his set times of devotion in Jerusalem. Even so , if you and I are really born again, we shall be the prey of depression if the new nature in us is denied communion with God. Never forsake fellowship with the living saints of the Living God.

2. Another source of the psalmist's gloom was misunderstanding by others.
"They continually say to me : Where is thy (your) God ? " Such misunderstanding , especially by those who are dear to us, like spouse, parents, siblings, child(ren), friends, can be dejectingly disconcerting, most of all when it concerns God's dealing with us.

3.The third contributor to this good man's depression was unhelpful brooding over the past. Let's read verse 4 : "When I remember these things, I pour out my soul in me, I went with them to the house of God , with the voice of joy and praise, with a multitude that kept holy day." It is a strange characteristic of our human nature that we find a tempting deliciousness in dwelling hopelessly on departed joys of yesterday/years. Almost always when we become broody we become moody. Check up your dictionary for the actually meaning of these two words, for people seldom use dictionary when they are in depression.

But now see the psalmist's SELF-EXHORTATION .
"Hope thou (you) in God ..." Self-interrogation leads to self-exhortation.
But is this self-exhortation as intelligent as it is brave? It is.
The trouble-beset writer has found the true source of hope.
First, he resolves that instead of merely remembering the past, he will fixedly remember God - "My soul is cast down within me ; therefore will I remember THEE (GOD)..."
Next, there is new confidence in God's sympathy , faithfulness and presence. "The Lord will command His lovingkindness in the daytime, and in the night His song shall be with me." This is wonderful improvement : even in the night, a song !
Finally, there is the resolve to pray it through .
"I will say unto God, my Rock ... " To know his prayer, read this psalm 43 below.

Thus this godly man rose above his dark-cloudy depression into clear shining - " I SHALL YET PRAISE HIM" ! His circumstances were not yet changed for the better, but he himself was changed. No more depression. Does this speak to you and me?

Psalm 43

JUDGE me, O God, and plead my cause, against an ungodly nation : O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust men.
For Thou art the GOD of my strength : why dost Thou cast me off? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?
O send out Thy light and Thy truth : let them lead me ; let them bring me unto Thy holy hill, and to Thy tabernacles.
Then will I go unto the altar of GOD, unto GOD my exceeding joy : yes, upon the harp will i praise THEE, O GOD my GOD.
Why art thou (are you) cast down, O my soul ? and why art thou (are you) disquieted within me ? hope in GOD : for I shall yet praise HIM , Who is the health of my countenance, and my GOD.
(A psalm by David/Daud)

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Gallstones Remedy

by Dr Lai Chiu-Nan

It has worked for many. If it works for you please pass on the good news. Chiu Nan is not charging for it, so we should make it free for everyone. Your reward is when someone, through your word of mouth, benefits from the regime. Gallstones may not be everyone's concern. But they should be because we all have them. Moreover, gallstones may lead to cancer. "Cancer is never the first illness," Chiu Nan points out. "Usually, there are a lot of other problems leading to cancer.

In my research in China , I came across some materials which say that people with cancer usually have stones. We all have gallstones. It's a matter of big or small, many or few.

One of the symptom s of gallstones is a feeling of bloatedness after a heavy meal. You feel like you can't digest the food. If it gets more serious, you feel pain in the liver area." So if you think you have gallstones, Chiu Nan offers the following method to remove them naturally.

The treatment is also good for those with a weak liver, because the liver and gallbladder are closely linked.

1. For the first five days, take four glasses of apple juice every day. Or eat four or five apples, whichever you prefer. Apple juice softens the gallstones. During the five days, eat normally.
2. On the sixth day, take no dinner.
3. At 6 PM, take a teaspoon of Epsom salt (magnesium sulphate) with a glass of warm water.
4. At 8 PM, repeat the same. Magnesium sulphate opens the gallbladder ducts.
5. At 10 PM, take half cup olive oil (or sesame oil) with half cup fresh lemon juice. Mix it well and drink it. The oil lubricates the stones to ease their passage.
PS. 1cup=250ml, ? cup lemon juice=3 lemons (aprox.)

The next morning, you will find green stones in your stools. "Usually they float," Chiu Nan notes. "You might want to count them. I have had people who passes 40, 50 or up to 100 stones. Very many."

"Even if you don't have any symptoms of gallstones, you still might have some. It's always good to give your gall bladder a clean-up now and then.


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Sunday, January 3, 2010

Let's get real personal in healthcare.

Personalized Oncology? 2009

The latest buzzword in cancer is "personalized oncology." The phrase originated mid-decade, especially in relation to nanotechnology. John Niederhuber, MD, director of the National Cancer Institute, endorsed personalized oncology in his Cancer Bulletin editorial of August 19, 2008, where he wrote about the dawn of an era of "personalized cancer medicine," with "specific, targeted therapeutic solutions."

"We are now designing precise therapies to home in on specific targets that result from genomic and functional changes, not only in the tumor cell but also in the tumor microenvironment....As a result, the future will require innovative strategies and partnerships - between academia, the public sector, and industry - to change the process of determining efficacy and safety, thereby speeding the progress from laboratory to patients" (Niederhuber 2008).

I also believe in personalized oncology, but I have serious doubts about the commitment of the cancer leadership to this concept. Beyond the rather limited testing of breast cancer patients for standard receptors, I can think of few situations in which treatment is actually being personalized in a significant way for the typical patient. Treatment still seems to be chosen based on predetermined protocols for particular stages of the disease, usually according to anatomically-defined tumors rather than individual characteristics. These protocols are chosen based on empirical evidence derived from previous clinical trials. A particular drug or combination of drugs is favored because on average it performs somewhat better than another combination. The key word here is "average." There is nothing individual about this approach.

As far as I can tell, when the vast majority of oncologists suggest treatment protocols, they are relying on the standardized recommendations of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), or some other authority, rather than individualizing the choice of drugs based on the characteristics of the individual in their office.

All of this talk about personalized oncology, however, has raised expectations among patients. Blogging at Medscape.com, oncologist and pathologist Cary A. Presant, MD explains the public relations dilemma that doctors now face:

"The first implication [of personalizing oncology, ed.] is that the way in which we communicate with patients has to change. Because patients are seeing personalized cancer care as a recurring emphasized theme in newspapers and television, it is important for each oncologist to assure patients that their treatment plans are optimized for personalized therapy."

In other words, oncologists need to reassure their patients that they are indeed getting "the best and most up-to-date care...." Dr. Presant does not address the question of whether this in fact is true.

Dr. Presant also states that surgeons must be informed that fresh tumor tissue removed during biopsies or operations needs to be preserved for microarray DNA testing, "or for cellular essays (for example chemotherapy sensitivity or drug induced apoptosis which can personalize care for patients with leukemia and solid tumors)."

In other words, personalized cancer care often involves the use of cell culture drug resistance testing. It is wonderful to see this recommended in print from such an eminent source. But here's the problem. Chemosensitivity testing based on apoptosis (programmed cell death) has been around for quite a while. Since the 1980s, it has been denigrated and resisted by the cancer establishment, and has been championed by unconventional practitioners. The battle has been a bitter one. How then will the cancer establishment suddenly reconcile its new emphasis on personalized oncology with its previous opposition to such tests? This will require NCI, ASCO and the other large cancer organizations to do an about face on an issue which has long divided them from integrative oncologists.

Here is how Larry Weisenthal, MD, one of the pioneers of chemosensitivity testing, summarized the situation earlier this year:

"In the late 1980s, the NCI...effectively closed down research into fresh human tumor cell culture methods for testing and optimizing chemotherapy. The proof of this is the complete lack of NIH-funded studies relating to this topic appearing in PubMed for the last 15 years. Instead, we have put all of our clinical trials resources into trying to identify the best treatment for the average patient - in a disease notorious for heterogeneity....All of a sudden, there is a belated recognition that 'personalized' therapy is [a] worthy goal - yet 100% of the effort is going into static profiling of molecular markers, as opposed to dynamic, functional profiling of tumor response ex vivo. It's crazy/nuts, and, down the road, tomorrow's translational researchers will shake their heads and say 'What on earth were they thinking?'"

In my opinion, the issue of chemosensitivity testing is a big rock in the road for this new approach. Personalized oncology sounds great, but is unlikely to be implemented until some influential individuals within the establishment stick their necks out and point out that NCI has been on the wrong side of this debate for years. Until then, personalized oncology is likely to remain just an attractive slogan rather than a real paradigm shift.

--Ralph W. Moss, Ph.D.


Niederhuber, John. The Dawn of Personalized Oncology. Cancer Bulletin (National Cancer Institute), August 19, 2008. Available at:

Presant, Gary A. Personalized Oncology Care: A New Paradigm For The Oncologist And Patient, Medscape Hematology/Oncology, Sep 4, 2009.
Accessed at: http://tinyurl.com/ylqnkqv

Schrag, Garewal, Burstein, Samson, Von Hoff, and Somerfield. American Society of Clinical Oncology Technology Assessment: Chemotherapy Sensitivity and Resistance Assays. JCO. 2004;22:3631-3638.

Larry Weisenthal's excellent blog:

Saturday, January 2, 2010

You are not sick per se, you are thirsty

How Dehydration caused Dis-eases
Persistent unintentional dehydration leaves its damaging impact in the fourth dimension of time. Caught in time, these Dis-eases conditions can be reversible , as you read and follow the simple rehydration daily.

Our human body manifests its water shortage by four(4) categories of conditions :
1. perceptive feelings;
2. drought-management programs;
3. crisis calls; and
4. complication of persistent dehydration.

1. Perceptive feelings of water shortage include : tiredness that is not the result of strenuous effort, such as feeling first thing in the morning that you do not wish to get out of the bed.
Anxiety, agitation, shortness of temper, depression, sleep disorder, craving for sodas, alcohol, and even hard drugs and agoraphobia are some of the ways our human brain reflects its water-conservation and water-regulation problems.

2. The drought-management and resource-management programs are : constipation, allergies, asthma, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, and the autoimmune diseases.

3. Crisis calls : The newly understood regional thirst signals are : heartburn, rheumatoid joint pain, back pain, migraine headache, colitis pain, fibromyalgic pains , and anginal pain.

4. Complications of dehydration are very extensive and include : obesity, hemorrhoids, cholesterol plagues and arterial diseases, and type 1 diabetes, as well as serious neurological disorders such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, neuritis, phlebitis, lymphomas, cancers, and many more.

Medicine has traditionally divided the human body study-logy into so many specialties and subspecialities based on the different body organs ' way of revealing their water shortages. Each of these groups has its own rituals for investigating within its "fiefdom." The pharmaceutical industry has accommodated physicians and has designed medications that are used in that particular "domain" of medicine. This is why, when dehydration manifest itself in more than one organ or domain of the human body, the patient is forced to see many different specialists to address his or her organ-specific symptoms. Hence the use of so many different pills and treatment procedures, in the same person, for the same underlying cause - dehydration.Here is demonstrate how water alone naturally reverses multiple health concerns.

It is never too late or too early to revise and be wise again for the rest of our journey.......

Use Water-cure. Rather be thankful for the timely warning, and do something about it.

Drink at least 10% of your own daily water-quota (31.42 ml multiply by your present body weight(kg), every 90 minutes. Use 1/4 teaspoon of sea-salt in your daily diet, for every 1250 ml water drank.

Pain is a sign/signal produced by dehydration in the human body. Pain may be common but it is not normal.

To simplify complications is the FIRST essential of success.