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New Protection for Diabetics
In 1999, the Food and Drug Administration approved a health claim which states that consuming 25 grams of soy protein per day as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. The approval came after a year and a half review of studies conducted over a period of 20 years. Indeed, the FDA has only granted final approval to 14 health claims over the past 12 years.
America loves wars. Currently, we are so busy fighting the "War on Terrorism" that we've forgotten about the thirty-year long "War on Cancer."
The "War on Cancer" was declared in 1971. It has cost taxpayers billions of dollars, and the only outcome is that cancer statistics have climbed from one out of eleven in the 1970's to one out of two in 2002.
"From about 1 in 11 in 1970, to 1 in 7 in 1980, to 1 in 4 in 1990, to about 1 in 2.15 people in the U.S. who are expected to develop cancer in their lifetime in 2002. When will it reach 1 in 1 ... if we let it?" Don Weaver, To Love and Regenerate the Earth In just one year, 1996, more Americans lost their lives from cancer than from war in the entire 20th century. Ten million had died by 1996 since the War on Cancer was first declared. One in two families will be presently touched by cancer, and one out of four babies will die of the disease.
This is a "WAR" we are certainly losing.
This is a war we must wage.
|In 1986, three professors at the prestigious Cornell University Medical Center were certain they had discovered a natural weapon to fight cancer. Realizing that we were in the middle of an epidemic they announced their "cure" to the world. They announced a naturally occurring remedy to stem the rising tide of the killer disease. |
The press conference never made front-page news.
We never heard about it.
We ask whole auditoriums of people if they've ever heard this news.
Essentially no one raises a hand.
Do YOU know about this?
The Cornell doctors recommended that each of us should make certain we consume more selenium then the RDI suggests. The RDI is the recommended daily allowance. It is set at 70 mcg of selenium a day for both men and women.
What is Selenium?
Selenium is a naturally occurring mineral.
But research claims we need at least a bare minimum of 200 and as high as 600 mcg to achieve the maximum potential effect of the antioxidant effect and to help prevent cancer.
That's strange. Ask the average doctor if you need to take a selenium supplement. The answer will probably be, "No, just eat a balanced diet and you'll be fine!"
Typically, the average doctor received twelve hours of nutrition way back in medical school and then hasn't kept pace with the thousands of studies in nutritional science made since then. Unfortunately, many physicians are as overweight and under- exercised as their patients. Their rates of cancer are as high and in some cases even higher than the average population. The fact is, doctors need to be using this information as much as the lay public does.
The information is here.
The experts at Cornell University had proof that America could stem the rising tide of cancer, if each individual would consume about 600 mcg of selenium a day. Not 70 mcg, as the RDI erroneously suggests. Nearly 10 times the amount of the RDI is needed!
This is potentially life saving information. One out of two Americans is now struck with cancer.
Now here's the problem. Is selenium in our soils? Does selenium make it into our foods? Do we eat the food that has selenium in it?
Selenium occurs most abundantly in soil containing volcanic ash.
The soil in northeastern, Pacific, southwestern, and extreme southeastern regions of the U.S. are all deficient in selenium. In Canada, the north central and eastern regions are deficient. Food grown in these areas will also be deficient in selenium. What the soil does not have the food can not give.
In fact the average American diet contains about 33 mcg of selenium a day. This is about one half of what is minimally required and 1/20th of the Cornell recommendation for cancer prevention.
Taking selenium in adequate amounts has been shown to improve the efficiency with which DNA can repair itself after being exposed to damaging substances. This means your body can fight poisons better when adequate amounts of the mineral are available.
|Well, for instance, the toxic residues of all the denatured, artificial foods you eat, pesticides, anti-biotics, bacterial contamination, vaccines, drugs, environmental pollutants. . . |
The benefits of taking adequate amounts of selenium are real! A study conducted at the University of Arizona using 1,700 elderly Americans showed that those with low levels of selenium are more apt to have polyps in the gastrointestinal tract (33% compared to 9% in those with a high level of selenium).
Overall, there were 30% fewer new cancers,
The Health Professional Follow-up Study found that those men with the highest intake of selenium (top 20 percent versus the bottom 20 percent) had a 51 percent lower risk of developing prostate cancer.
In a clinical trial 1,312 people were given 200 mcg of selenium a day for four and a half years. They found a drop in prostate cancer of about 50 percent compared to controls not taking selenium.
Another study using 3,000 older Dutch people showed a reduction of lung cancer risk by 50% for those on selenium.
And in Finland in a study using over 12,000 people, cancer deaths were highest among people with the lowest intake levels of selenium.
Selenium creates selenium superoxide dismutase, your body's most powerful antioxidant enzyme. It's known as SOD. Remember this acronym. It's going to be BIG buzz for those who are savvy about health.
Selenium has the ability to bond with heavy metals in your body. You take these metals in from air pollution, cigarette smoke, or from the food you eat. When selenium bonds to hazardous metals they can be safely excreted from your body.
If these heavy metals are not excreted, they may damage your organs and even cause cancer.
Isn't it time to listen to the scientists who are telling us adequate selenium intake can prevent some cancers? Why wait any longer to protect yourself and those you love?
The facts are in. In areas where the soil is deficient in selenium, there is a higher incidence of cancer. Some cancers are caused by free radical oxidation, which selenium prevents. Selenium also encourages the production of macrophages, which "eat" foreign material that may cause cancer.
Can you see the importance of eating foods containing selenium?
When foods are highly processed, the selenium is destroyed.
|Look no further than the naturally occurring, unprocessed Brazil nut. |
The average shelled Brazil nut that contains 12-25 mcg of selenium. (If you are willing to crack the shell yourself, the nut contains 100 mcg!) A one fourth cup serving of shelled Brazil nuts will provide your body with the selenium you need every day.
The delectable Macadamia nut contains only slightly less selenium than its cousin from Brazil. Imagine that you can now enjoy Macadamias, knowing you are taking steps to prevent cancer! Selenium is also found in whole grains, sunflower seeds, and garlic.
Do we hear you exclaiming, "But nuts are so fattening!"
Well, yes they are, but only if they're roasted.
They are also fattening if you eat them as a snack between a lunch of Beef Tacos and a dinner of pork chops.
But, if you eat them raw,
In fact, they're high in the healthy fatty acids your heart needs, and in plenty of other important minerals and fiber.
What's a "seriously healthy meal" containing nuts?
Raw fruits or vegetables and raw nuts.
A really good way to have nuts is on a fresh vegetable plate, with cucumbers, red peppers, radishes, celery and any other vegetables you enjoy eating raw.
Another way to enjoy nuts is to grind the nuts in a clean coffee grinder, and mix them into your fresh fruit salad.
Or have them on their own, while you slowly sip a large fresh vegetable juice or carrot juice.
Enjoy healthy, raw, cancer-prevention meals like this, for breakfast, lunch or dinner at least once a day. It's the new Fit for Life way to eat. Think about using it if you don't want cancer to soon strike everyone you know, including yourself.
So let's just do it! Let's go nuts and fight cancer.
Marilyn Diamond of Fit for Life, is the co-founder with Dr. Donald Schnell of the SPIRITUAL JAVA Rejuvenation Program that is transforming thousands. The New Spiritual Diet, Incredible Value, One on One Coaching. Amazing Results. http://www.SpiritualJava.com or email: Marilyn@SpiritualJava.com Donald@SpiritualJava.com You can get a Free Motivational Newsletter, The Buzz by going to http://www.spiritualjava.com
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