To Breast Cancer Awareness!
It is estimated that about 1 in 8 Canadian women will develop breast cancer during their lifetime and 1 in 33 will die from it.
According to Health Canada, Breast Cancer is the third most common cancer in Canada and the primary cancer affecting women in the country. The federal health organization says that one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime, with 83 per cent of those cases occurring in women aged 50 plus.
As we enter into November, it is important to note that Breast Cancer Awareness Month, October, was an important month to recognize as Breast Cancer is much more common than we acknowledge. So if you missed the Awareness about Breast Cancer, take another moment as we pass through November, because being aware of it is a lifetime hardship that you can avoid or treat, IF CAUGHT AT AN EARLY STAGE!
Catching a Cancer at an early stage makes a Whole difference, from realizing you are at a late stage and can do absolutely nothing about it but lose your life, lose your breast, or it having transferred onto other organs, and some that are untreatable or deathly. All this to say, being aware and taking precautions when it comes to CANCER in general, it can make a whole difference, to you and those you love and love you.
DID YOU KNOW ?
Early signs of breast cancer can be a lump in a breast, a painful breast or armpit, or a discharge from the nipple. Sometimes you even have no symptoms, and this is especially why it is important to get checked up with your doctor yearly, as early onset discovery can go a long way from saving you from possibly dying or completely losing your breasts or more.
It is important to help increase attention and support for the awareness of this possible deadly disease if left untreated and undiagnosed.
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YES MEN CAN GET BREAST CANCER TOO!
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among Canadian women (excluding non-melanoma skin cancers). It is the second leading cause of death from cancer in Canadian women. Breast cancer can also occur in men, but it is not common.
Trends in breast cancer
The breast cancer incidence rate in women in Canada rose between 1984 and 1991. The rate has fluctuated since then, with an overall small decrease. The increase until the early 1990s occurred partly because mammography was used more often, which meant that more cases of breast cancer were found. The reasons for the later fluctuation are not clear but may include long-term changes in hormonal factors, like if a woman started having her menstrual periods when she was young, breastfeeding and oral contraceptive use. The breast cancer death rate peaked in 1986 and has been declining since. This reduction in death rates likely reflects the impact of screening and improvements in treatment for breast cancer.
For more facts, see: https://www.cancer.ca/en/cancer-information/cancer-type/breast/statistics/?region=bc
2020 has been a powerful reminder that we are all in this together, and our choices and actions make a difference in our lives and those around us. Our loved ones, our friends, our community, and so on.
TAKE ACTION, CHECK YOURSELF BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE!
Cancer & Acrylamide in Your Coffee
When coffee beans are roasted, acrylamide forms as a byproduct, it is in the cooking process. This byproduct is what scientists have determined could be cancerous in high doses. Again, coffee consumption is associated with a lower risk of several types of cancer, and not to mention the dose in coffee does not seem to trouble researches.
March 28, 2018, a California judge ruled that Starbucks and other coffee shops will have to include warnings saying it contains a substance that could cause cancer.
It’s also one of the many chemicals in cigarette smoke, though in higher amounts than produced in coffee-making. The amount of acrylamide in coffee shows no evidence of danger.
At least one major review of studies found that the more coffee that people drink, the lower their risk of liver cirrhosis or liver cancer. And a review of more than 200 studies found that people who drank three or four cups of coffee a day were 19% less likely to die from cardiovascular disease. Heavy coffee drinkers have an 18% reduced risk of cancer overall, according to one large study, and some data indicates that coffee drinkers may be less likely to have oral or pharyngeal cancer or advanced prostate cancer.
Bottom line, be aware that this by-product is in your coffee, however the risks are lower than the benefits of coffee.
Read more in business Insider
Should I be Drinking Wine?
Should I be drinking wine?
Of course You should!
Resveratrol, a trihydroxy stilbene derivative C14H12O3 that is found in some plants, fruits, seeds, and grape-derived products (such as red wine) and has been linked to a reduced risk of coronary disease and cancer, and may be the wonder ingredient responsible for many of wine’s benefits.
See these fourteen benefits of wine to prove this to you!
1. You live Longer! People living in places in the world with high wine consumption, are living longer, also according to dietary patterns.
Researchers at Harvard Medical School uncovered evidence that resveratrol directly activates a protein that promotes health and longevity in animal models.
- 2. You get Smarter and Resveratrol may help improve short-term memory
- 3. Inhibit breakouts because of the antioxidants in wine, and Resveratrol is able to inhibit the growth of acne-causing bacteria longer than benzoyl peroxide
- 4. Going to the gym is healthy right? It improves heart, brain and bone function. You know what else does that? Resveratrol, which is in wine.
5.Researchers in Spain found that those who drank two to seven glasses of wine per week were less likely to be diagnosed with depression, so Bye Bye Blues!
6. Modest wine consumption, defined as one glass a day, may decrease the prevalence of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD). Challenging any other alcohol consumption.
7. Promotes Eye health, as Resveratrol stops out-of-control blood vessel growth in the eyes.
8. Wine reduces bacteria on your teeth!
9. Wine cut Cancer Risks:
Red grapes are the fruit best able to suppress the activity of aromatase, the enzyme used by breast tumors to produce their own estrogen – this is called an aromatase inhibitor.
Studies show that moderate consumption of red wine can reduce the risk of colon cancer by 50%.
Harvard Men’s Wealth Watch reports that men who drink an average of four to seven glasses of red wine per week have a 52% less chance of being diagnosed with prostate cancer compared to those who don’t drink wine. Doctors speculate that flavonoids and resveratrol contain potent antioxidants and may counterbalance androgens, the male hormones that stimulate the prostate.
10. Studies show that those who drank wine were less likely to come down with a cold compared to those that drank beer or spirits. Antioxidants help lower inflammation and reduce the symptoms of colds.
11. Wine’s Resveratrol, lower cholesterol.
12. Wine shows benefits of reducing risk of stroke, where beer and hard liquor do not.
13. Regulating Blood Sugars
The amount of polyphenols in a small glass of red wine appears to rival the blood sugar regulating activity of certain diabetes drugs.
14. Those who drink wine moderately have 30% lower risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes. This can be due to Resveratrol, as it improves sensitivity to Insulin.
SO, Bottom line: Wine can be a part of a healthy lifestyle, IF CONSUMED MODERATELY!
See more at: Lifehack and Mayoclinic.
Stay Positive… It is All You Got!
To some people being positive about life is more difficult than others… It is not fair when you are down and unhappy and others have it much worse.
What do you say to that?
Should you control it or screw it because you deserve to let yourself feel what you think you want to feel.
I mean who wants to feel frustration, sadness, helplessness, pain, hurt, unhappiness, disappointment?
I know I dont, I want always be happy and find joy in everything I do, but do I…
It’s easier said than done, right?
Yes I absolutely understand you, but let me tell you a little secret… when you make yourself believe it, you will!
science doesn’t lie when they say you can trick your brain to believing your happy. When you are sad, push a smile for 10-20 seconds and I promise you, you will start feeling smiley and happy. because your brain really starts to believe your happy.
You don’t believe me, try it to yourself, or even better, research it I won’t find you a link because I an certain that information is so well practiced and researched that it will be easy for you to find without believing I’m biased on me research.
So today, if your having a bad day. Try to put the biggest smile on your face and see how in 3 seconds you can change your while mood.
If that doesn’t do the job, take a look at this beautiful video of a woman that should seem to lose all hope but fights with all the smiles and happiness she could share.
Inspirational. Sensational. Impressionable.
Processed Meats: Rather Eat Poison!
”perform a series of mechanical or chemical operations on (something) in order to change or preserve it” *Google definition*
Does this sound like something you want to put into your body? Sorry for my language, but Hell No!
Sadly, in this day of age, almost all food is processed and that is why people are dying early and living with far more diseases than ever before. There are processed meats among many, such as bacon, sausage, hot dogs, sandwich meat, packaged ham, pepperoni, salami and all red meat used in frozen prepackaged meals. All these have sodium nitrite and monosodium glutamate (MSG) inside them which is a major cause of cancer these days and we don`t even take it seriously.
Ofcourse, it is more expensive and more work to watch what your eating, but it is VERY IMPORTANT! You don`t want to wake up in 10 years saying I wish I focused more on my health! Trust me.
If you dont belive me, see what the experts are saying:
”The World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) has just completed a detailed review of more than 7,000 clinical studies covering links between diet and cancer. Its conclusion is rocking the health world with startling bluntness: Processed meats are too dangerous for human consumption. Consumers should stop buying and eating all processed meat products for the rest of their lives.”
I will not repeat everything written in the article because I will be plagiarising every word because I don`t want you to miss out on anything as it is all important and should be taken to the ultimate priority list.
Read the following article and see what you have been missing:
Take care of yourself and make a New Year Resolution for 2014 to Save Your Life!
BANANAS FIGHT CANCER!
Scientist have discovered that full ripe banana with dark patches produces a substance called TNF (Tumor Necrosis Factor). TNF has the ability to combat abnormal cells. In fact, the riper the banana the more TNF it produces, leading to more anti-cancer substance. “Yellow skin banana with dark spots on it is 8x more effective in enhancing the property of white blood cells than green skin version“. This is a lesson for all those who like bananas, and only eat the non-fully ripened ones thinking they are no longer good, or simply for those that stay away from bananas because they simply don’t like them or think they are too fatning. Bananas are a very healthy fruit and now we learn some are anti-cancerous.
However, be careful if you are diabetic, if a banana is over-ripe, it is not good for you because of the high sugar level in it. However a well riped banana is perfectly healthy and better than non-riped banana. Bananas are good to incorporate in your diet if you are diabetic; simply mention is not to eat OVER riped bananas.
Read the following articles and learn more about the specific nutritions in Bananas.
Cayenne Pepper is a Quality Fruit
Studies have shown that Cayenne pepper is very beneficial for you! It’s actually very interesting to hear how beneficial and preventative these peppers are. It is in fact one of the most powerful herbs with the most healing power. Dr Akilah El enumerates to us all the benefits that capsicum has to the human body, such as healing the heart and the stomach, acting as a preventative to illnesses, and even acting as a form of weigh loss. There are far many benefits that you can learn about and learn more about through watching her video. It’s short, it’s interesting and it’s fun!
Check out this video and learn how you should incorporate this form of capsicum (pepper) into your daily diet!
Hint, You will also learn why I called it a FRUIT!
Tanning Beds… Outrageous & Dangerous!
So we’ve heard it many times, tanning beds are bad as they cause cancer and Blah Blah Blah! Unfortunately, it’s not so Blah when proof is out there to affirm the statement! Check out this shocking video about tanning beds and the risks!
In fact, check out the News Story about a Case of Tanning…
Dandelion Tea? Can it be?
Speculations are going around about the dandelion tea and it’s possible ability to fight cancer. No proof has been out just yet and it seems some are weary about it as well, as too much ‘may’ be toxic. No further scientific proof is there, so for the meantime, we should not get our hopes up, though it seems that dandelion has it’s health benefits too. Most definitely, for the time, it is interesting, as a possibility! Look forward to the years to come, because if this will show to be the cure, it will be quite something!
WHAT IS DANDELION? I thought you’d ask….
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Juicing: A Lifestyle Choice!
We see many diseases nowadays, it’s really sad. It just seems that cancer is everywhere and diseases are all over the human kind.
Fortunately I decided to make a life choice by buying myself a Juicer, I wanted to eliminate diseases as much as I can. It has been a healthy change and a life altering opportunity. I like juice, but I hate bottled juices because of the simple fact-Its Not Real! I love my new Breville Juicer (http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/breville-juice-fountain-bje510xl/10106546.aspx?path=bc4883d7e4811beeb2290aa11107751den02) Although I am still contemplating if it’s the right juicer for me!
I was influenced by my boyfriend to make this difference because my body and my lifestyle is the most important thing to insure. I want to influence you to make a change and focus on your health. Watch these videos, one is a little long but worth every minute, though for those who don’t have the time to watch a long video, I have also attached a very useful but shorter video which explains the health benefits of juicing and what juicers are recommended. You need to educate yourself about your health and know what is important for you to live a happier and healthier life. You feel more energy, more happiness, more healthy! Make a change, make an investment on your health!