New Discovery Points to an Overlooked Cause of Alzheimer’s

When it comes to treating somebody who is just beginning to suffer Alzheimer’s disease, the conventional medicine folks have a big problem.

They don’t know how the disease starts. So they can’t catch it at an early stage. In fact, 20 years ago when my mother was developing dementia, her doctor didn’t know a thing about it. Continue reading

Stomach Cancer Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

If stomach cancer is diagnosed, the next step is to determine the stage of the cancer, which indicates how far it has spread, if at all. – ID 82025069 © Christian Weiß | Dreamstime.com

More than 26,000 people in the United States—approximately 16,000 men and 10,000 women—are diagnosed with stomach cancer every year, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS), and nearly 11,000 die from it. The cancer develops for unknown reasons and can be difficult to diagnose early, because its symptoms mimic those of other gastrointestinal diseases. Continue reading

Normal PSA Levels by Age: A Valid Way to Assess Prostate Cancer Risk?

Can we count on normal PSA levels by age? Regardless of any PSA reference range for different age groups, there’s actually no ‘normal’ prostate-specific antigen level that guarantees you’re free from prostate cancer.

What is a PSA Screening?
A prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening a simple blood test that measures that assesses your risk of prostate cancer. Generally, your risk of having prostate cancer increases along with your PSA level, and in most men, PSA concentrations rise with age, for various reasons.

Although experts have devised age-adjusted PSA reference ranges to estimate your risk of prostate cancer, there really are no truly normal PSA levels by age. In other words, although PSA can give you an idea of your risk, there’s no guarantee that you have prostate cancer if your PSA rises above a certain mark, nor are you assured of being cancer-free if your PSA remains below a particular threshold. Continue reading

Heart Wrenching… Know Your Rights!

It’s time… I’ve held my story in for six months, save for a few close friends and family knowing, and it’s time to break the silence of fear. The fear of repercussions that would come from sharing this with anyone who may not know me personally or understand the nuances of what happened. The fear of offending someone who holds a different belief system than I do. Fear of someone who may think I am ungrateful or unkind. Fear that I may get negative feedback or retaliation.

Despite all of those fears, I have to trust that speaking out and sharing my story could help a mama or daddy out there somewhere find the courage they need to stand up for themselves. I am writing this to you… so here it goes…(deep breath)… Continue reading

Colorectal Cancer Rises Among Younger Adults

These cancers are much more common in older patients. But new data from Canada and the U.S. show a sharp increase among adults in their 20s and 30s.

A colored scanning electron micrograph of a dividing colorectal cancer cell. Credit Steve Gschmeissner/Science Source

Colorectal cancer is typically considered a disease of aging — most new cases are diagnosed in people over age 50. But even as the rates decrease in older adults, scientists have documented a worrisome trend in the opposite direction among patients in their 20s and 30s.

Now, data from national cancer registries in Canada add to the evidence that colorectal cancer rates are rising in younger adults. The increases may even be accelerating. Continue reading

Where We Carry Our Fat Linked To Cancer Risk

In the first prospective study of directly measured body fat distribution and cancer risk, investigators found that higher levels of abdominal and thigh fat are associated with an increased risk of aggressive form of cancer.

It’s not the amount of fat in your body but where it’s stored that may increase your risk for heart attack, stroke and diabetes. Continue reading

Revealing the Connection Between Sugar and Cancer… Again!

An estimated 12.5 million people had some form of cancer in 2009, according to the American Cancer Society.. Another 25.8 million have diabetes.. These two preventable diseases are responsible for millions of deaths worldwide each year.

In the constant battle to stay healthy, many of us know that too much sugar in the blood can lead to diabetes and that by controlling our diets we can both prevent and even reverse the disease. But, could the same be said for cancer? Continue reading

Achieving Metabolic Efficiency

The following is a guest column, and while we understand the author’s simple approach, we are of the knowledge and understanding that this does not go far enough. It is a simple offering, and in numerous respects – too simple – however, we do urge you to read this short presentation – but do click on the link to Dr. Kelley’s renowned book, where according the Weston Price Foundation, you will find the key to “the greatest advancement in the field in 150 years.” ~ Ed.

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When most people hear ‘metabolism,’ they think of the body’s ability to burn fat. But the metabolism is so much more – by definition – the metabolism is the chemical process of converting foods to energy need to sustain life. The more efficient your metabolism is – the better you feel.

Metabolic efficiency means your body’s systems are working together and can affect not only weight, but blood pressure and sugar levels, stress and anxiety and overall energy levels.

Many things go into what makes your metabolism efficient: age, gender, activity level and genetics. So there’s not a one-size fits all solution to achieving metabolic efficiency. Metabolisms vary from person to person and are the key indicator of why health and wellness plans are not providing the desired results. After all, everybody is different and responds differently to dietary, physical and mental interventions. Continue reading

TEA TREE OIL: 21 Practical Ways to Use This Anti-Fungal Disinfectant

Tea tree oil is an essential in my medicine cabinet.

We have used tea tree oil in our family for years mainly as a disinfectant in my all-purpose spray cleaner, for bug bites and sunburns, and as a part of my topical replacement for antibiotics.

It is one of 6 essential oils in my homemade antibiotic mixture using a coconut oil carrier.

Most know it as an ingredient in homemade cleaners and now in toothpastes and antifungal preparations.

In a fascinating article, the American Cancer Society tells us… Continue reading

Dr. William D. Kelley: Developer of Non-Specific Metabolic Therapy

A dentist and orthodontist by training, Dr. William D. Kelley discusses the nutritional concepts and practices underlying non-specific metabolic therapy, how they emerged over years of treating patients and himself for disease, and the results he has achieved applying them.

Following this magazine’s interview with Dr. Harold W. Manner, we received innumerable letters and phone calls. Much of that correspondence was from readers who hadn’t known of the healthcare possibilities offered by nutrition therapy until they read about the Manner program in our pages, but a surprisingly large number of folks called to let us know that there are other revolutionary researchers who are “curing” degenerative diseases such as cancer. And the greater part of these “tips” suggested that MOTHER EARTH NEWS look into the metabolic therapy work of Dr. William Donald Kelley at his Winthrop, Washington clinic.
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Connect with Nature to Nurture Your Body

There are so many ways to enjoy nature, including gardening which has been proven to help lift depression.

Spending time in nature can be one of the most healing things you can do on your Healthy Breast path. If you already make it a priority to connect with the trees, beaches or rolling hills in your region, this may seem obvious. If you don’t, however, you are missing out on one of the least expensive and most effective ways to amp up your healing journey. And summer is the perfect time of year to do it! Continue reading