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Take a break: procrastination found to bolster productivity
While the act of procrastination is viewed by many as something highly unacceptable, a trait of the lazy and easily-bored in society, research shows that it may actually lead to increased productivity.
Professor and procrastination expert Piers Steel, Ph.D, gathered 24 participants and divided them in two groups in an effort to assess whether delaying tasks helped or hindered their completion.
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Vitamin C has a patchy history as a cancer therapy, but researchers at the University of Iowa believe that is because it has often been used in a way that guarantees failure.
Most vitamin C therapies involve taking the substance orally. However, UI scientists have shown that giving vitamin C (also known as ascorbate) intravenously—thus bypassing normal gut metabolism and excretion pathways—creates blood levels that are 100 to 500 times higher than levels seen with oral ingestion. It is this super-high concentration in the blood that is crucial to vitamin C’s ability to attack cancer cells.
Medicine is undergoing an existential crisis today. Its core value proposition – to help and not hurt -- is failing to manifest. Patients are suffering. Doctors are suffering.
The only exuberant party on the battlefield against disease is the pharmaceutical industry. An industry whose annual casualties far exceed the death total from our two decade long involvement in the Vietnam war.
The entire system is on the precipice of a collapse, if not for economic reasons alone, then certainly for ethical and intellectual ones.
The irony is that the system has become so ineffective and dangerous that avoiding medical treatment (excluding perhaps emergency care) has become one of if not the best healthcare strategy you can implement to protect your health and well-being.
Nowhere is this clearer than in the realm of cancer.
If medicine makes it through the birth process of its own existential crises, these principles will invoke an entirely new medical model where the placebo effect is not to be "controlled for," but liberated and expanded by educating the patient to the fact that they can and do heal themselves, mainly by avoiding medical treatment and doing the right amount of nothing.
Adapted from A Mind of Your Own: How Women Can Heal Their Bodies to Reclaim Their Lives by Kelly Brogan, MD
The book is worth a good read in its own right and it comes from a highly respected source.
A SILENT TRAGEDY IS HAPPENING in modern health care in America, but it is rarely discussed. We have been told a story of depression: that it is caused by a chemical imbalance and cured by a chemical fix—prescription pills. More than 30 million of us take antidepressants, including one in four women over the age of 40. Millions more are tempted to try them to end distress, irritability, and emotional “offness”—an exhausting inner agitation that seems impossible to shake.
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And everybody knows soomebody that regualarly suffers
Over 31 million days are lost to back pain every year.
The annual direct and indirect cost to the UK economy is £12.2 billion.
Apart, that is, from being the worlds leading cause of disability and is treated badly, (according to the experts).
We should not underestimate the effect that gravity has on the spine.
Perhaps, the most noticeable effect of gravity on the body is compression of the spine. ... The downward force of gravity causes the discs to lose moisture throughout the day, resulting in a daily height loss of up to 1/2" - 3/4".
The moisture returns to the disc overnight, but not 100% - but it probably explains why our backs can sometimes feel a little better after a good nights sleep.
The illustration (below) has been redrawn from the classic work of Alf Nachemson (Nachemson A: The Load on Lumbar Disks in Different Positions of the Body, Clin. Orthop., 45:107-122, 1966).
In shows loading (in kilograms) recorded from intradiscal pressure transducers inserted into the L3 disc space of volunteers.
Not many realize that there is more loading in the sitting, rather than the standing position.
Even when recumbent there remains some loading on the spine
More on Alf Nachemson's work to come.
Cancer Overtakes Heart Disease as #1 Killer of Middle-Aged in Wealthy Nations
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Even if journalists are doing their due diligence, they still run the risk of deceiving their readers due to spin present in the medical journals themselves.
Watch Dr Michael Greger - the best nutritionist on the planet - blow a few myths.
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Vitamin C is toxic to cancer cells.
I have been making mine for some time now.
Ingredients are cheap to buy via a reputable online supplier.
Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO), long-known for its heart health benefits, has now been identified for its rapid destruction of cancer cells. While scientists have proven that the oleocanthal compound found in EVOO causes cell death in cancer cells, they have been unable to provide an explanation for this phenomenon until now. Paul Breslin, David Foster, and Onica LeGendre offer answers in their paper, published in Molecular & Cellular Oncology.
In their recent study, the researchers discovered that the key to understanding the toxic effect of oleocantha in cancerous cells lies in its reaction with the lysosomes of the cell, where the cells store waste: the oleocantha ruptures the cancer cell lysosomes causing cell death within 30 minutes to an hour while leaving un-cancerous cells unharmed. This suggests that the lysosomal membranes of cancerous cells are weaker than those of uncancerous cells. Because of oleocantha's targeted damage to cancer cells, it may prove an ideal option for therapeutic cancer treatment. Paul Breslin, co-author of the study, said "The mechanism of killing cancer cells and sparing healthy cells, lysosomal membrane permeabilization, has been hypothesized as a possible mechanism of effectively killing cancer cells and sparing healthy tissues but has never been realized before. Our realization of this makes this paper of particular therapeutic interest for cancer treatment."
The study's focus on the effect of oleocantha on cancerous and un-cancerous cells leads to larger implications about the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet, which is rich in EVOO. Breslin stated, "the Mediterranean diet is known to be associated with a reduced risk of many different kinds of cancer. Whereas the entire diet likely has many benefits, this study points directly to the olive oil phenolic, oleocanthal, as playing an especially important role in these observations. As more people turn to the Mediterranean diet as a healthy life option, oleocanthal is growing in its significance as a key active component of this diet."
D A Fostera et al. (-)-Oleocanthal rapidly and selectively induces cancer cell death via lysosomal membrane permeabilization (LMP). Molecular & Cellular Oncology, March 2015 DOI: 10.1080/23723556.2015.1006077
Oleocanthal rapidly and selectively induces cancer cell death via lysosomal membrane permeabilization
Eggs, Choline and Prostate Cancer
I have known about this for years - but here is the proof.
Another expose from Dr Michael Greger
Please share with any bloke you know over 40 and if they eat loads of eggs every week or food with eggs and chicken - encourage them to ask their GP for a PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) test.
Want to lose weight?
Here;s a few things you should be looking at.
What do you eat?
How much do you eat?
When do you eat?
How do you eat?
What combnations of food do you eat?
What mood are you in when you eat?
What drugs are you taking that may cuse weight gain as a side effect?