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A two-time breast cancer survivor’s journey through cancerland

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A two-time breast cancer survivor’s journey through cancerland

When men dressed like Franciscan monks, wearing sandals and brown hooded robes belted with a rope, appeared in Kathleen O’Keefe-Kanavos’ dreams in 1999 and told her she had breast cancer, she didn’t ignore them although her recent mammogram, Pap smear and blood work had revealed no abnormalities.

Listening to her dreams, or what can better be described as nightmares, she badgered her doctors for different tests but instead was given three more mammograms and four blood tests ...

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Wishing Ethan Zohn the best in his stem cell transplant recovery

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Wishing Ethan Zohn the best in his stem cell transplant recovery

Survival is nothing new for Ethan Zohn. But with the return of his Hodgkin’s lymphoma the winner of Survivor Africa in 2001 faces a different challenge these days. He recently underwent a stem cell transplant from his brother and is hospitalized until his immune system is fully functional, which could be about five weeks.

Adult stem cells, essentially blank cells that can become another type cell in the body, can be used as a natural solution to replace and heal damaged ...

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Funds from Angel Heart Gala earmarked for partnership

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Funds from Angel Heart Gala earmarked for partnership
Pictured from left: Kym Gold, JVF Board member Dr. Janet Hranicky and JVF Founder Dianne Burnett

“We don’t want to wait until everyone in this room has cancer.”

Those were the words JVF Founder Dianne Burnett told the energetic and enthusiastic group of more than 30 men and women who gathered at her home Sunday to discuss plans for the inaugural Angel Heart Gala that will take place later this year to raise money for Joan Valentine – A Foundation ...

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JVF gears up for Angel Heart Gala

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JVF gears up for Angel Heart Gala

Plans are underway for the inaugural Angel Heart Gala to raise money for Joan Valentine – A Foundation for Natural Cures, Inc. Dianne Burnett will host a luncheon at her Malibu home on Sunday, January 22 for committee members.

The gala will take place later this year and promises to be a memorable evening filled with delicious food, live entertainment and the auctioning of fabulous items from the worlds of entertainment, wellness, travel, dining, fashion and beauty.

Anyone interested in donating items ...

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Tao of Wellness’ Cleansing Detox Retreat

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Tao of Wellness’ Cleansing Detox Retreat

CLEANSING DETOX RETREAT

January 20, 21 & 22, 2012

Dr. Maoshing Ni is a Board member of Joan Valentine – A Foundation for Natural Cures, Inc. He is a doctor of Chinese medicine and an authority in anti-aging medicine. His Chinese medicine practice is called the Tao of Wellness in Santa Monica, California, where his patients have included physicians, Fortune 500 CEOs and celebrities.

Space is limited for his Cleansing Detox Retreat.

WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE?

The Cleansing and Detoxification Retreat is ...

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Wake up to cancer-fighting melatonin

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Wake up to cancer-fighting melatonin

Hear the word melatonin and chances are you think it’s something to only help those who have problems sleeping. Truth be told, melatonin is a very powerful anti-inflammatory and can lower one’s risk of getting breast, lung and prostate cancer.

People are always looking to improve themselves and always wanting to know something that is really good for them but this is one that slips by people. Melatonin is a nutrient and hormone that is naturally produced by your pineal glands. ...

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Stomach Cancer Prevention Diet

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Stomach Cancer Prevention Diet

By Neal D. Barnard, MD
Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine
President of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine in Washington, DC

Author of The Cancer Survivor’s Guide: Foods that help you fight back!

Dr. Neal D. Barnard appeared on Dr. Oz on January 5, 2012 and writes how people can lessen their chance of developing stomach cancer.

Stomach cancer strikes about one million people each year. It is especially common in ...

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Dr. Valerie V. Hunt shares the new health paradigm

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Dr. Valerie V. Hunt talks about cancer at the home of Dianne Burnett

The list of cancer fighting foods is long with things like mulberries, teas with flavonoids, cruciferous vegetables and ginger. But the most powerful anti-cancer tool comes from within, says the notable Dr. Valerie V. Hunt, best known for her pioneering research in the field of bioenergy.

The 95-year-old dynamo, a research scientist, author, lecturer and Professor Emeritus of Physiological Science at UCLA, recently visited the home of Dianne Burnett to talk about cancer and what she calls the new health paradigm.

“As ...

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Fruit: Friend or foe for ill people?

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Fruit: Friend or foe for ill people?

Many of us grew up being told an apple a day keeps the doctor away and these days we’re told to eat certain berries because they’re loaded with antioxidants. As important as we’re told fruit is to our overall health, experts debate whether it works for or against people who are sick.

Dr. Brian Clement has spent more than three decades studying nutrition and natural health care. As co-director of Hippocrates Health Institute, the preeminent leader ...

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Suzanne Somers’ alternative battle against breast cancer

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Suzanne Somers’ alternative battle against breast cancer

When it comes to her health, actress, anti-aging expert and best-selling author Suzanne Somers doesn’t hesitate to reject conventional treatments. When she was diagnosed with breast cancer 11 years ago she chose alternative therapies that stunned the mainstream medical community.  Once again, she’s taken the revolutionary route by undergoing an experimental procedure using her own stem cells and body fat to rebuild her withered breast.

Somers detailed her alternative journey and boasted about her quality of life to Dr. Oz on his ...

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