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Who Was Hippocrates?

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Who Was Hippocrates?

Hippocrates is widely acclaimed today as the “Father of Medicine”. M.D.s take the Hippocratic Oath when they are about to enter medical practice. We all know the name, but who was the man?

Hippocrates was a physician born in 460 B.C. on the Greek island of Cos. He had an investigative mind and disproved the common beliefs of the day – despite strong opposition from the governing authorities who sentenced him, as a young man, to 20 years in prison. Rejecting ...

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Alternative Cancer Treatments – Yoga

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Alternative Cancer Treatments – Yoga

For a cancer patient, yoga helps in releasing stress and improving sleeping patterns. Yoga is a physical, mental and spiritual discipline. According to the definition in Wikipedia, the individual who practices yoga works to attain the state of having a perfect spiritual insight and tranquility while they’re meditating on the Supersoul.

Just how and when did Yoga started?

Nobody can tell ...

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Tai Chi as an Alternative Cancer Treatment

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Tai Chi as an Alternative Cancer Treatment

Tai Chi is a traditional Chinese body and mind relaxation exercise which consists of 108 intricate exercise sequences carried out in a slow and relaxed manner for a duration of 30 minutes. Tai Chi, when translated to English language, is “The Supreme Ultimate Force”. It is additionally another Chinese concept of Yin Yang.

Benefits of Tai Chi
The advantages of Tai Chi are nearly as good as Yoga. It calms the nerves, tones the muscles and levels out one’s internal energy. ...

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Cancer and Inflammation

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Cancer and Inflammation

I have come to view cancer as I view all conditions that deviate from optimal functioning, the only real definition of health.  A tumor is a biochemical relationship between blood vessels, connective tissue and malignant (mutated, anaerobic cells).  These three tissue types “talk” to each other and provide mutual support for their maintenance, which is why I have never found it useful to send a blood sample to Greece or Germany where they evaluate the genetic capabilities of circulating tumor ...

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Breast Cancer

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Breast Cancer

Although breast cancer is currently a pandemic (world wide epidemic) and is thought to be different from colon cancer or pancreatic cancer or lymphomas, etc…, they are all the same in that they are cells and tissues that are adapting to toxic overloads in the body.  It is when oxygen is no longer able to be used by the body in energy production to “burn” glucose (sugar = fuel), for energy that the tissue and cells adapt by changing there ...

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Plant Food

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Plant Food

The debate is over!  Humans are anatomically and physiologically designed to eat only plant food. Homo sapiens (humans) are classified broadly as land mammals and more specifically as tailless primates.  Our closest cousins, gorillas, bononobos and chimps eat predominantly plant material with a few insects here and there.  Chimps will, on occasion eat flesh foods but is it more “ceremonial” to demonstrate territorial claims and celebrate won skirmishes with other tribes, but this is rare.

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Cancer

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Cancer

The word “cancer” was translated by Celsus (28 BC – 50 AD) from the Greek term, “carcinos”.  Hippocrates first developed the word, “carcinos” to describe growths and chronic ulcers and it is not known if what he was describing at that time is the same as what we now call ‘cancer’.

Greater Awareness of Breast Cancer Early Warning SignsBut, “cancer”, like all diagnoses are only names ...

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Foods: There Really Is No Debate

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Foods: There Really Is No Debate

Although both animal-based foods and plant-based foods in totality may have the same macro-nutrients and even some of the same micro-nutrients, they do differ in both composition and structure. With that being said, it must be understood that there are no nutrients found in animal-based foods that cannot be better obtained from plant-based foods.For example, animal fats are all solid at room temperature due to the fact that they are saturated, e.g. they contain no double-bonds hence their melting points ...

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War on Cancer

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War on Cancer

The war on cancerThe war on cancer began with the National Cancer Act of 1971, a United States federal law. The act was intended “to amend the Public Health Service Act so as to strengthen the National Cancer Institute in order to more effectively carry out the national effort against cancer“. It was signed into law by then Continue Reading →

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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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