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Miscellaneous Articles

8 MOST DANGEROUS FOOD INGREDIENTS

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/nphotos/slideshow/ss/events/hl/100917_danfood


Don’t Ever Drink This During Pregnancy…

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/09/24/study-links-fluoride-to-preterm-birth-and-anemia-in-pregnancy.aspx


This "Miracle Drug" Could Nearly Double Your Risk of Cancer

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/09/24/osteoporosis-drugs-linked-to-cancer-risk.aspx



12 Medical Myths Even Most Doctors Believe…

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/09/20/the-real-truth-about-the-top-10-health-myths.aspx


WALKING CAN GO A LONG WAY: 8 reasons to do so.

http://www.cnn.com/2008/HEALTH/diet.fitness/06/12/healthmag.walking.health/index.html


1. It's great for the heart  2. It cuts breast-cancer risks  3. It helps you sleep  4. It cuts down on aches and pains  5. It makes you happy  6. It keeps you slimmer  7. It staves off senior moments  8. It protects your bones.


 

Helpful Hints:


>>> Get rid of fruit flies—the cheap, non-toxic way - click here 


---- Ways to Help Keep Food Fresh Longer 

http://shine.yahoo.com/channel/food/15-tricks-for-keeping-food-fresh-longer-2392811/

http://frugalliving.about.com/od/foodsavings/tp/Keep_Foods_Fresh_Longer.htm


ie: In order to make cottage cheese or sour cream last longer, place the container upside down in the fridge. Inverting the tub creates a vacuum that inhibits the growth of bacteria that causes food to spoil.

 

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Burdock Root (Arctium lappa or Arcticum minus):

One of the greatest things you can do for pain, joint or otherwise, is increase your intake of essential fatty acids. Burdock contains fatty oils which (along with its sterols and tannins) contribute to burdock’s reputation as an anti-inflammatory. You can eat burdock root in stir-fries (very popular in Asian cuisine, by the way), make a decoction (To do so: chop 2 tablespoons of fresh burdock root—if you do not have the fresh root available you may use 2 teaspoons of dried root as an alternative. Add the root to the boiling water and allow to simmer for 10 minutes then turn off the heat. Strain and drink while still warm—3-4 cups a day is ideal), or take the herb in capsule form (follow dosage directions, but remember, these are for a 150lb adult—calculate the appropriate dose using your own weight).

Also of help:  Flax, Turmeric, Nettle and Licorice - read about them also here: 

http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-4815/5-Herbs-for-Arthritis-Joint-Pain.html

 

Rheumatoid Arthritis on the Rise in Women

Rheumatoid arthritis is on the rise among women in the U.S. Cases rose 2.5 percent between 1995

and 2007, even as they fell among men

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/06/17/rheumatoid-arthritis-on-the-rise-in-women.aspx

 

Two Arthritis FIGHTING Powerhouses Even Stronger Together

New research shows that omega-3 fats and glucosamine work together to provide additional benefits for people with osteoarthritis.

 http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/05/08/two-arthritis-powerhouses-even-stronger-together.aspx

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Breaking News:

Popular Cancer Drug Declared More Harmful Than Helpful  Dec/10

The FDA has said that the controversial drug Avastin should be phased out as a treatment for metastatic breast cancer. Recent studies show that its benefits are outweighed by dangerous side effects.

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/01/07/fda-revokes-approval-for-controversial-breast-cancer-drug.aspx

 

 

Shocking Revelation -- This Cancer Fighting Drug CAUSES Cancer

Tamoxifen is a drug that binds to your estrogen receptors. Therefore it was thought that it could prevent excess estrogen binding, hence halting cancer from forming.  It is generally prescribed to high-risk women to prevent breast cancer, and is usually taken for five years.  However, Tamoxifen has been found to cause cancer instead.

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2007/10/23/shocking-revelation-this-cancer-drug-causes-cancer.aspx

 

 

 The Breast Cancer Breakthrough that's Making Experts Angry

The use of mammograms has dropped following recommendations by a medical task force that women in their 40s may not need to get breast cancer screenings every year. Studies suggest that fewer physicians are recommending annual mammograms for women in their 40s, and that fewer patients in that age group are getting screened

 

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/05/16/winning--fewer-mammograms-being-done.aspx

 

 

 

Women's Common Cancer Test that’s a Death Trap…

Does the American Cancer Society really have financial ties to the makers of mammography equipment like Siemens, General Electric and more?

 http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/09/02/cancer-society-has-financial-ties-to-mammography.aspx 

 

Could This Simple Habit Actually Reduce Cancer and Diabetes by 50%?

Vitamin D influences more than 200 genes. This includes genes related to cancer and autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis.

 http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/09/06/vitamin-d-linked-to-cancer-and-autoimmune-disease-genes.aspx

 

How Vitamin D Inhibits Breast Cancer

http://blogs.mercola.com/sites/vitalvotes/archive/2009/02/11/how-vitamin-d-inhibits-breast-cancer.aspx

 

Healthy Adrenals Improve Survival in Breast Cancer Patients

This study found a significant association between variation of salivary cortisol throughout the day in patients with metastatic breast cancer and their subsequent survival.

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2000/07/16/adrenals-breast-cancer-1.aspx

 

 Lung Cancer Killing More Women Who Don't Smoke

See article & link below under LUNGS

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Depression Breakthrough: A Proven "Better Than Drugs" Solution with Positive Side Effects

Based on a study of 156 people diagnosed with major depressive disorder, only 8% of people with depression who did this had their depression return, while 38 percent who took drugs relapsed.  And the best part is it's natural and has zero side effects.... 

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/10/06/the-real-cause-of-americas-mental-illness-problem.aspx 

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Diabetes Epidemic and Treatment

Learn the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes and an overview of the causes, prevention, and treatment of this epidemic disease.

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/09/02/diabetes-most-of-what-youve-been-told-may-be-wrong.aspx

 

Doctors Cause Diabetics to D.I.E.

Doctor Induced Exacerbation is the new term to describe what conventional medical doctors are doing to diabetics. This recently described phenomenon is prematurely killing millions of diabetics.

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2005/08/16/doctors-cause-diabetics-to-die.aspx

 

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Why Do These Drugs Fail Miserably at Heart Attack Prevention?

Surprise, Surprise:  Millions of Statin Users Receive No Benefit

 

 According to the Los Angeles Times:

“[M]edical researchers found that, contrary to widely held belief, statins do not drive down death rates among those who take them to prevent a first heart attack.

A second article cast significant doubt on the influential findings of [the 2006 JUPITER] study ... that has driven the expansion of statins' use by healthy people ...

A third article suggested potential ethical, clinical and financial conflicts of interest at work in the execution of the JUPITER study”.

SEE FULL ARTICLE ......  click link below

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/09/02/effectiveness-of-statins-called-into-question.aspx

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 LOBELIA HERB MAY HELP YOU STOP SMOKING

A normal city dweller's lung. Black spots are carbon deposits caused by pollution

A smoker's lung with cancer.

A lung with emphysema. Not only is the lung discolored, but it is out of shape causing breathing to be extremely difficult. 

Warning: Photos in this section are graphic & may be disturbing. 

Lung Cancer: Facts, Symptoms and Prevention - FREE Report

Whether You Smoke or Not Facts You Need To Know About Lung Cancer … Lung Cancer:
… There is a common misconception that only heavy smokers can develop lung cancer.

http://www.mercola.com/downloads/bonus/lung-cancer/report.aspx

Lung Cancer Killing More Women Who Don't Smoke

Dana Reeve, the widow of Christopher Reeve, has been diagnosed with lung cancer. … The number
of nonsmokers with lung cancer is growing, especially among women. … a higher risk for lung cancer,
 but also are more likely to get asthma, pneumonia, bronchitis, and o …

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2005/08/25/lung-cancer-killing-more-women-who-dont-smoke.aspx

Do You Know the Five Risk Factors for Lung Cancer BESIDES Smoking?

Over 2 million people were diagnosed with lung cancer last year in the U.S. … One is small cell lung
cancer (SCLC), and the other is non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) … leading cause of lung cancer
 after smoking in America, and the leading cause of lung cancer among n …

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2009/11/21/do-you-know-the-five-risk-factors-for-lung-cancer-besides-smoking.aspx

Anger Can Damage Your Lungs

An eight-year study of 670 men aged 45 to 86 showed that anger and hostility can speed up the rate at which lung power declines with age.

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2006/09/14/anger-can-damage-your-lungs.aspx

New Flu Drug Relenza May Cause Lung Damage

 The new flu drug Relenza is now the subject of a warning letter to medical professionals around the

country that urges caution when the medicine is used in patients with asthma or chronic obstructive

pulmonary disease (COPD).

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2000/07/16/flu-drug.aspx

Over 300 Drugs Can Damage the Lungs - 9/24/00 

 There are hundreds of drugs routinely prescribed against a variety of disorders that apparently can

cause all kinds of lung diseases and damage, according to a recent report.

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2000/09/24/drugs-lungs.aspx

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If you want to feel what its like to have emphysema, try taking a deep breath and hold it. Without letting out any air, take another deep breath. Hold that one too. One more time, take one more breath. Okay let it all out.

That second or third breath is what it feels like to breathe when you have advanced emphysema. Emphysema is a disease where you cannot exhale air. Everyone thinks that it is a disease where you cannot inhale but in fact it is the opposite. When you smoke you destroy the lungs elasticity by destroying the tissue that pulls your lung back together after using muscles that allow us to inhale air. So when it comes time to take your next breath it is that much more difficult, for your lungs could not get back to their original shape.  Imagine to live struggling each breath like those last two breaths. Unfortunately, millions of people don't have to imagine it, they live it daily. It is a truly miserable way to live and a slow painful way to die.  But its still not too late! The moment you quit smoking, your lungs begin repairing all the damages immediately. Your risks of lung cancers and other cancers drop significantly, even if the cells are already in a pre-cancerous state. Your risk of developing smoking related diseases such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis also declines at once.

Save your lungs. Make your choice to quit smoking today.  (I've never regretted making that choice 25 yrs.ago. L.Scott)

 

Link to website where PHOTOS were obtained - there are more.  http://www.quitsmokinghelp.net/smokers_lungs.html  

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7-Minute Guide to Natural Menopause Survival

“Men-o-pause” may be a funny play on words but it’s no laughing matter to millions of women. When hot flashes, mood swings and memory changes are affecting your life, you want help fast.  Simple tips to help relieve your menopause symptoms, including recommendations about bioidentical hormone replacement.

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2009/12/26/Your-7Minute-Guide-to-Natural-Menopause-Survival.aspx 

Natural and Simple Strategies to Stop Hot Flashes 

Read about natural and simple strategies to stop hot flashes which are extremely common to menopausal women.
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/07/31/this-one-simple-change-could-stop-your-hot-flashes.aspx

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23 million Americans suffer from some form of unusual migraines that could be termed complex

 Complex migraines: Searing pain, disrupted speech

  • National Headache Foundation says 23 million Americans suffer from unusual migraines
  • Expert says complex migraines are when neurologic event outlasts the headache
  • Complicated migraines can go hand in hand with a number of other serious conditions
  • (CNN) -- Barbara A. Mosgrave of Annandale, Virginia, doesn't remember the first time it happened. It's still a blur. But she thinks the episodes began about 50 years ago. At least that's when she remembers someone telling her she was talking gibberish.

    "My friends would look at me and say 'What are you talking about?'

    At 71, Mosgrave knows to expect the unexpected. Since she was a teen she has suffered from serious migraines. "The kind that cause you to go into a dark room, and shut the door; the pain is that bad," she says. But she knew how to control them, and why they were happening. Yet, when it came to her speech, that was different.

    "I had no idea that I was babbling," she admits.

    READ HERE:

    http://www.cnn.com/2011/HEALTH/03/09/mosgrave.complex.migraines/index.html

     Some migraines come with auras, which may include flashing lights or sounds that can signal oncoming pain

     Women's migraines linked to higher stroke, heart attack risk   updated June 25, 2009

    Middle-aged and older women who have migraines with auras -- the flashing lights, a certain smell, or other sights or sounds that can signal oncoming pain -- appear to have a higher risk of strokes and heart attacks than their migraine-free peers, a new study suggests.

    • Story Highlights
    • About 12 percent of people get migraine headaches
    • Frequency plays a role in the risk of migraine-associated stroke and heart attack
    • Women with once-a-week-migraines with auras were more likely to have stroke
    • High blood pressure, smoking, hormonal birth control can increase stroke risk

    READ HERE:

    http://www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/06/25/migraine.stroke/index.html#cnnSTCText

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    Nov 3-14    Possible Hazards of the PSA Test for Prostate Cancer 

    - Warning from Canadian Dr. W. Gifford-Jones

    read here:  http://us7.campaign-archive1.com/?u=9e9d969e91aa9d916bf0a977a&id=6256d4a562&e=9dd0399c83


    Nov 10-14    More Information About Prostate Cancer Testing

    from Dr. W. Gifford-Jones  http://us7.campaign-archive1.com/?u=9e9d969e91aa9d916bf0a977a&id=d5b9db16b8&e=9dd0399c83

    A Natural Guideline for Prostate Health*

    http://products.mercola.com/saw-palmetto/?source=nl This video clip and article brings to light the importance of some specific Supplements for Prostate health, & additonally includes the benefits of Saw Palmetto Berries that help...

    • Boost your prostate health*    
    • Promote healthy hair*
    • Recover from physical exercise*
    • Promote a healthy libido*

    And most of these health-promoting benefits with saw palmetto have not just been idle chatter... particularly where prostate health is concerned.*

    Walnuts Slow Prostate Tumors

    Walnut consumption slows the growth of prostate cancer in mice, and has beneficial effects on multiple genes related to the control of tumor growth and metabolism, researchers have found.  Are you doing everything you can to support your recovery with simple nutritional interventions?

    http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/04/10/walnuts-slow-prostate-tumors.aspx

     The Vitamin You Need to Prevent Prostate Cancer

    Can incorporating forgotten vitamins and other all-natural treatment methods help prevent and treat prostate cancer?  Increased intake of vitamin K2 may reduce the risk of prostate cancer by 35 percent, according to the results of European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC).  The potential benefits of K2 were most pronounced for advanced prostate cancer.

    http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2008/05/03/the-vitamin-you-need-to-prevent-prostate-cancer.aspx

    K1 is found in dark green leafy, and makes up about 90 per cent of the vitamin K in a typical Western diet. The following table lists some vegetable sources of K1 that you should consider eating frequently:

    Food Vitamin K*
    Collard Greens 440
    Spinach 380
    Salad Greens 315
    Kale 270
    Broccoli 180
    Brussels Sprouts 177
    Food Vitamin K*
    Cabbage 145
    Olive Oil 55
    Asparagus 60
    Okra 40
    Green Beans 33
    Lentils 22

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    IMPORTANT, PLEASE NOTE:  Most of the links on this page are pointing to articles on the Website of Dr. Joseph Mercola.  At Apple Tree, we've learned MUCH from his Newsletters & website, but do not always agree completely with his opinions or diagnoses.  He's intelligent & his website is most often very informative - BUT he is NOT the world's foremost authority & each of us needs to use discernment about what we may learn from him.  DO further research PLEASE, to be certain of that which interests you; don't simply take the word of one health conscious Doctor of Alernative Medicine..  He sells numerous products & suggests they're the best available; tends to find fault with most EVERYTHING, but of course has the money to make alternative choices, unlike the majority of us.  He does know a lot, but doesn't know it ALL!   At Apple Tree Bulk Herbs, we do not condone nor discredit  E V E R Y T H  I N G  which is pertained to by Dr. J. Mercola.            L. Scott


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