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Chemotherapy Losing (Lost?) Its Luster

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  • Research dating back over a decade suggests many women with breast cancer can opt for gentler versions of chemotherapy, or skip it altogether, without harming their chances of recovery
  • According to the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), many cancer patients are being overtreated to their detriment; an estimated 70 percent of women with early stage breast cancer probably do not need chemotherapy, and fare just as well without it
  • The Oncotype DX test can help determine whether a breast cancer patient might benefit from chemo by measuring the activity of 21 genes involved in cancer recurrence
  • According to ASCO’s findings, women with estrogen-sensitive breast cancer that test negative for HER2, and whose tumors are smaller than 5 centimeters, have not spread to the lymph nodes, and have an Oncotype DX score between 11 and 25, can forgo chemo
  • An increasing number of cancer patients are now electing not to use chemo. A recent survey found the overall use of chemo declined from 34.5 to 21.3 percent between 2013 and 2015

By Dr. Mercola

Surgery, drugs and radiation — aka the “cut, poison, burn” strategy — are typically the only solutions offered by most conventional oncologists to treat cancer, and upon receiving a cancer diagnosis most people are willing to do just about anything to get better. Unfortunately, the standard of care for cancer is not necessarily the most effective.

Research dating back over a decade suggests many women with breast cancer can opt for gentler versions of chemotherapy, or skip it altogether, without harming their chances of recovery. One 2007 study found some breast cancer patients had better outcomes when given Taxotere, a milder chemotherapy drug than Adriamycin, which had been the standard for decades.1

Another suggested the Oncotype DX test2,3 may be able to help determine whether a breast cancer patient might benefit from chemo by measuring the activity of 21 genes involved in cancer recurrence. At the time, Dr. Eric Winer of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston said,4 “We are backing off on chemotherapy and using chemotherapy more selectively.” Now, a number of additional studies have come to the same conclusion: Many breast cancer patients do not need chemotherapy, and have better outcomes without it.

Many Cancer Patients Fare Better Without Chemo

According to the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), many cancer patients are being overtreated to their detriment; an estimated 70 percent of women with early stage breast cancer probably do not need chemotherapy, and fare just as well without it.5 As reported by NPR:6

“One dramatic example revealed at the [2018 ASCO] meeting relates to the most common form of breast cancer, known as hormone-positive, HER-2 negative disease. For many women who have this diagnosis, but for whom the disease has not spread to lymph nodes, a new study7,8 finds that anti-hormone treatment after surgery is enough, and women won’t benefit from rounds of toxic and uncomfortable chemotherapy.

Treatment of breast cancer for this large group of women will become easier. And for the many women who already choose not to undertake chemotherapy, they can be reassured that it’s the right call. Likewise, researchers from France presented evidence that people with severe colon cancer don’t benefit from a common treatment, which involves heated chemotherapy administered at the time of surgery.

This treatment has been in use for 15 years, without good evidence that it actually works … The study9 of 265 patients found that it didn’t work … The study is ‘an excellent example of how less is more,’ when it comes to certain cancer treatments, says Dr. Andrew Epstein, an oncologist from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center who spoke on behalf of ASCO.”

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What’s in that Flu Shot? Mercury for starters at 250x above the EPA’s safety limit

“According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), most flu vaccines contain mercury in the form of thimerosal, some containing as much as 25 mcg of the global pollutant per dose – which is more than 250 times above the Environmental Protection Agency’s safety limit…

… mercury is just one of the many dangerous substances found in the flu shot, which is virtually a witch’s brew of toxic ingredients, including: aluminum, a neurotoxin associated with Alzheimer’s disease; Triton X-100, a common detergent used in laboratories; phenol (carbolic acid); ethylene glycol or antifreeze; betapropiolactone, a disinfectant; nonoxynol, used to kill or stop growth of STDs; and octoxinol 9, a vaginal spermicide.”  Dr Mercola

From Dr Mercola

Have you ever had the flu? If you have, chances are you’d rather not catch it again, right? A bad bout with the flu typically involves chills, cough, fatigue, loss of appetite, muscle aches, a runny nose and sore throat.

Many Americans get a flu shot thinking that it’s the best way to beat the dreaded influenza virus but don’t bother finding out how this vaccine is made and what goes in it.

If they did, they’ll probably think more than twice if they really want to get vaccinated against the flu.

How the Flu Shot is Made

Pharmaceutical companies create different versions of the flu shot by guessing what strain of the influenza virus will be around to spread the flu a year in advance, which they collect from infected people from other countries.

They breed the virus cultures months before the onset of the flu season, develop the vaccine and begin distributing the flu shots WITHOUT any safety studies.

In short, anyone who gets a flu shot becomes an unwitting guinea pig!

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), most flu vaccines contain mercury in the form of thimerosal, some containing as much as 25 mcg of the global pollutant per dose – which is more than 250 times above the Environmental Protection Agency’s safety limit.

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http://www.drmercola.com/flu-shot/what%E2%80%99s-in-that-flu-shot-ask-dr-mercola/

Statin drugs increase the risk of diabetes and cause abnormal liver enzyme elevations

“BACKGROUND: Statins are the most widely prescribed drug available. Due to this reason, it is important to understand the risks involved with the drug class and individual statins.”

Read the research at the link:

http://www.greenmedinfo.com/article/statin-drugs-increase-risk-diabetes-and-cause-abnormal-liver-enzyme-elevations

Study Finds that Fasting for 72 Hours Can Regenerate the Entire Immune System.

New research out of the University of Southern California presents a fascinating discovery, once again bringing the debate to the forefront. The team gathered a group of participants and asked them, in the initial stages, to fast for 2-4 days on a regular basis over a 6-month period. During this time, they witnessed some incredible changes. The participants saw a noticeable decrease in the production of the enzyme PKA, a hormone which has been associated with an increased risk of cancer and tumor growth. Furthermore, the immune system of the participants appeared to get a complete overhaul. Professor Valter Longo, PhD, the researcher of the study expressed his surprise with the study’s findings, stating, “What we started noticing in both our human work and animal work is that the white blood cell count goes down with prolonged fasting. Then when you re-feed, the blood cells come back. So, we started thinking, well, where does it come from?”

The findings may provide considerable promise for those that are susceptible to disease, currently receiving chemotherapy treatments or simply for our aging population. The research showed that the act of fasting triggered a switch to flip in the body, signalling it to begin a “stem-cell based regeneration of the hematopoietic system.” It forced the body to use up its stores of glucose, fat and ketones, and also started to break down a large number of white blood cells. The loss of white blood cells flagged the body to, in turn, regenerate new immune system cells.

SOMEONE SOMEWHERE

Study Finds that Fasting for 72 Hours Can Regenerate the Entire Immune System – Awareness Act
http://awarenessact.com/study-finds-that-fasting-for-72-hours-can-regenerate-the-entire-immune-system/?=wuw

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Teething Gel Dangers and Safe Alternatives

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  • The FDA is warning parents to stop using creams and gels containing the numbing agent benzocaine to calm pain in their teething children, as benzocaine has been linked to a deadly blood disorder
  • The blood disorder, methemoglobinemia, prevents the blood protein hemoglobin from releasing oxygen to tissues, thus resulting in oxygen deprivation to body tissues, including the brain, sometimes resulting in death
  • Although plastic teething rings are popular, they may leach bisphenol-A, an endocrine disrupting agent associated with altered immune function, obesity, diabetes, hyperactivity and more
  • Research reveals teething toys, cuddling and rubbing baby’s gums are the most effective natural means of relieving pain and discomfort associated with teething; the American Academy of Pediatrics does not recommend gels and creams as they wash out easily and are quickly swallowed

By Dr. Mercola

Parents are familiar with the cries and discomfort of their teething children. While a normal part of growth and development, some strategies you may consider could have potentially dangerous side effects. No one likes pain, and when an infant is teething, a parent will do just about anything to relieve their discomfort. However, it’s important to realize the potential dangers in reaching for a drug as the first line of defense.

All drugs have potentially serious side effects — even those sold without a prescription and used topically, as opposed to being swallowed. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released a statement calling for manufacturers to pull products containing a popular topical numbing ingredient,1 as years of data have linked it to a dangerous blood disorder.

Benzocaine May Trigger Blood Disorder

In a press release, the FDA warned consumers over-the-counter teething products containing benzocaine may pose a serious risk to infants and children. Benzocaine is a pain reliever contained in many teething products for the temporary relief of sore gums. The FDA is asking manufacturers to voluntarily take products with benzocaine off the market and for companies to stop selling the products.

The FDA has been warning of the potentially deadly side effect for the last decade2 and now warns of legal action should manufacturers not comply. The FDA will also require manufacturers to update their warning labels on prescription local anesthetics for teething children to include the potential risk of methemoglobinemia.3

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https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2018/06/06/teething-product-hazards-safe-alternatives.aspx

Infant immunity Part 1 – Important information from Dr Suzanne Humphries on pregnancy, nutrition, vaccines, antibiotics & more

Published on Mar 23, 2015

In part one Dr Humphries discusses ‘the three year pregnancy’, the importance of epigentics, nutrition, the microbiome and the trouble with vaccines and antibiotics.
PARTS 2 & 3 TO COME

The calcium lie – from an MD

First, a very short three minute clip with the essence of the message, a longer lecture in the second if you want more information. There is also a book from the speaker, Dr Robert Thomson. You will find it on the book sites. Info is within the video. Thanks to Marian Sutherland for this information. EnvirowatchRangitikei

Published on Aug 20, 2008

http://www.calciumlie.com/ – If you believe that bones are made of calcium, you have subscribed to The Calcium Lie. You’re not alone. Most consumers and, surprisingly, most doctors, believe that bones are made of calcium. Yet any basic biochemistry textbook will tell you the truth: Bones are made of at least a dozen minerals and we need all of them in perfect proportions in order to have healthy bones and healthy bodies. If you get too much calcium, through food sources or by taking supplements, you set yourself up for an array of negative health consequences, including obesity, Type 2 diabetes, Type 2 hypothyroidism, hypertension, depression, problem pregnancies and more. For more information, please visit the Calcium Lie website at: http://www.calciumlie.com/

 

 

Vitamin C deficiency discovered in critically ill patients, researchers reveal in a recent NZ study

Remember the man dying in Waikato Hospital, where the authorities wanted to switch off his life support? His family suggested Vit C (IV) – no go. Would’t have a bar of that. So they enlisted a lawyer to fight for that right. They dragged their feet all the way on this – and the man is now alive & well back on his farm. But for the lawyer he would be gone…..
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(Naturalhealth365) Sepsis, a systemic, body-wide complication of infection, features a grim mortality rate – particularly if it progresses to septic shock. Accounting for roughly one out of three hospital deaths, septic shock is fatal 30 to 50 percent of the time (conservatively speaking) – and claims roughly 250,000 lives a year in the United States. But, one way – gaining popularity – to avoid becoming a ‘death statistic’ is to rely on vitamin C, as soon as possible.

Natural health experts have long insisted that illnesses, such as sepsis, drastically deplete the body’s stores of vitamin C, an indispensable nutrient which can only be obtained through diet or supplementation. Now, a recent study from New Zealand reveals the devastating extent to which critical illnesses rob the body of vitamin C – even when patients are being given the amounts recommended by the conventionally-trained health experts.

https://www.naturalhealth365.com/vitamin-c-ascorbic-acid-2454.html

The NZ Doctor threatened by the Ministry of Health says NZ’s 1080 ‘Battle for the Birds’ seems more like a mad scientist experiment to kill off every living thing

Here is recent communication from Dr Charlie Baycroft posted by Carol Sawyer. He has been threatened with prosecution by the Ministry of Health for suggesting folk have before and after 1080 tests if they are worried about being affected by a 1080 poison drop. FYI if you are unfamiliar with the non-mainstream science & dialogue on 1080, see our 1080 pages for links & particularly watch the 4x international award winning film  ‘Poisoning Paradise’ by NZ’s GrafBoys, a film the NZ government doesn’t want you to see. For more information on previous suspected poisonings by 1080 see this page. Search categories (left of page) for other recent 1080 articles or use the search box.  The following three articles are of particular relevance to the info below about and by Dr Baycroft. The second one describes the concerns another NZ Medical Doctor had about 1080 poisoning that went unrecognized by the authorities:

1. Banned in most countries & classified by WHO as ‘Highly Hazardous’… 1080 is a broad-spectrum poison that kills ALL oxygen-breathing animals and organisms – Dr Meriel Watts

2. Could this Healthy 23 Year Old’s Cardiac Arrest Have Been Caused by Exposure to 1080? … We Will Never Know Because Incredibly, the NZ Lab Lost Her Heart!

3) TWO SCIENTISTS WHO REVIEWED MORE THAN 100 OF DOC’S SCIENTIFIC PAPERS SAY: “THERE’S NO CREDIBLE SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE SHOWING ANY SPECIES OF NATIVE BIRD BENEFITS FROM 1080 DROPS”

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“On the 1080 front, the battle to save the birds seems more like a mad scientist experiment to kill off every living thing, including birds, in our environment. 1080 also Kills People !”… “no other nation on earth would consider doing it” …. Dr Charlie Baycroft

THREATS AND BULLYING BY THE NZ MINISTRY OF HEALTH 

(see previous article at link)

Dr. Charles Baycroft says :

“Hi From Singapore.

It was really satisfying to meet and teach so many Therapists in Scandinavia about Gait Optimization and receive such a good response.

On the other hand, I have also received a very threatening letter from the NZ Ministry of Health stating that I might be prosecuted and fined $10,000.00 because I have said that I believe the irresponsible and unwarranted spreading of deadly 1080 poison in New Zealand poses a threat to human health. I am wondering what part of the word poison the NZ Ministry of Health does not understand and why they are not as or more concerned than I am.

Apparently, I am not supposed to have any opinions about human health because I do not hold a current practising certificate. That’s right I do not have a current practising certificate because I gave it up myself when I sold my Riccarton clinic.

For the information of the Ministry of Health and anyone else who might not realize it, one’s intelligence, knowledge and experience in Medicine does not expire because you stop paying an annual fee to prescribe drugs and bill the government. Duh?

I am taking legal advice and have asked the MOH if they will agree to allow their response to be made public because I feel that I am being threatened and bullied for caring about the health and lives of my fellow citizens. Watch this space.

On the 1080 front, the battle to save the birds seems more like a mad scientist experiment to kill off every living thing, including birds, in our environment. 1080 also Kills People !”

See the article below from the Westport News advising people to have before & after 1080 health checks

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Photo – Westport News, 5 April, 2018


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A retired NZ Medical Doctor who recommended before & after 1080 medical testing to the public has been threatened with prosecution by the Ministry of Health

So … the people entrusted with the oversight of your health, are not keen about you being proactive yourselves about possible 1080 poisoning? Remember how they missed the required time frame for testing the poisoned Putaruru family? When Doctors were saying it was likely 1080? Go figure. Big thanks to Dr Baycroft for sharing his medical expertise with us, and to Carol Sawyer for drawing our attention to this.

From Carol Sawyer

Dr. Charlie Baycroft, retired medical practitioner, comments today:

“Interesting that I just received a letter from the Ministry of Health threatening to prosecute and fine me $10,000 for having an opinion without a current practising certificate. I have asked for their agreement to show this threatening letter to the media. Seems like the Ministry supports poisoning more than health. My reply was not very polite. This country is being run by fools. It is time for the people to demand their freedom back.”

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I posted the attached newspaper advertisement ( which is presumably the opinion the Ministry of Health is referring to ) on Facebook on April 8, with this comment :

“VERY IMPORTANT ADVERTISEMENT IN ‘THE NEWS” ( WESTPORT ), 6 April, 2018 – 1080 DROP “BEFORE AND AFTER” MEDICAL TESTS.

It is good to know what tests to ask our doctors for before a 1080 poison drop…. at last !

Then, after the poison drop, and exposure to it, get yourself tested really quickly.. that is very important as you can see stated here.

Make sure you have a urine sample kit at home, would be my suggestion.

Even if you just think dust may have drifted over you, or your home… get yourself to the doctor’s and don’t leave until you have the tests !!!”

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