Archive for September, 2013

  • It sounds weird, but this cancer
    might be good for your brain

    Most people fear cancer with good reason. It can be life-threatening when it spreads and cancer cells run rampant in the body. But, in a surprising twist, scientists have discovered that one fairly benign type of cancer just might signal that your brain is more resistant to developing Alzheimer’s as you age. Keep reading and I’ll tell you more. . .

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    Oliver was doomed to die from cancer
    within 8 hours —

    But then he found out what to do. . .

    Oliver had reached the end of the road in his seven-year fight against cancer. His doctors didn’t think this 32-year-old man would live through the night.

    But when I talked to Oliver six years later, he was the picture of health! He got rid of his cancer completely.

    Yes, Oliver found the answer—his own cancer miracle.

    I sat down with him and his doctor and they told me an incredible story. . . a story that could help save you or someone you love from this dreaded disease.

    If you’d like to hear it, click here now.

    And they’re not really sure what to make of this discovery, though they have their theories.

    The research so far shows that people who have had non-melanoma skin cancer suffer Alzheimer’s 80 percent less than those who have never had the skin condition. This association was only found with Alzheimer’s, not with other types of dementia.1

    Non-melanoma skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the U.S. It starts growing in the outer layers of the skin and is relatively easy to cure if treated early. About 2 million Americans develop this type of cancer every year, but only about a thousand die of it. The fact is, this type of cancer is hardly worth worrying about, although dermatologists insist on cutting it out if they find it.

    Reduced Alzheimer’s Risk

    While researchers have not determined exactly why this type of cancer is associated with a much lower risk of Alzheimer’s, some theorize that people with this malignancy may have a lower level of the type of inflammation that leads to Alzheimer’s.

    Normally, inflammation is a function of the immune system. Inflammation is designed to boost healing and fight off diseases.

    When your body’s immune system uses inflammation properly, the process may be called upon to marshal a strong immune response to pathogen invasion. Inflammation may also be used to coordinate the action of immune cells that kill cancer cells.

    But chronic inflammation, inflammation that continues for a prolonged period without being a response to a particular health threat, can itself damage the body. For instance, in people who suffer from arthritis, chronic inflammation leads the immune system to attack cartilage and joints. And chronic inflammation is also thought to be a root cause of many cases of heart disease and Alzheimer’s.

    Consequently, researchers believe the same lack of inflammation that allows non-melanoma cancer to grow on the skin means the body may likewise have a low level of the type of inflammation that might lead to Alzheimer’s.

    Possible Brain Benefits

    "This research is another piece of evidence that tells us that peripheral inflammation (in the skin) is very important in Alzheimer’s disease," Terrence Town, a professor in the physiology and biophysics department at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California, told HealthDay News.2 "This reduced inflammatory response that was permissive to the skin cancer (is) perhaps beneficial in the brain," he added.

    There may be other contributing factors. Richard Lipton is the lead author of the Einstein Aging Study that found a link between cancer and a lower risk of Alzheimer’s. Lipton points out that increased physical activity might explain why people with this type of skin problem are at lower risk of Alzheimer’s: "Physical activity is known to protect against dementia, and outdoor activity could increase exposure to ultraviolet radiation, which increases the risk of skin cancer."3

    In other words, people who are active outdoors are more likely to get non-melanoma skin cancer, which is believed to be caused by over-exposure to the sun. But at the same time, exercise reduces their risk of dementia. It’s a tradeoff. Exercise is good for you, sunburn isn’t.

    All of us should periodically have a qualified healthcare practitioner check our skin for abnormal growths and have those growths treated if necessary. But you can take comfort in knowing that some skin abnormalities may signal a lower risk of brain abnormalities.

    Kindest regards,

    Lee Euler
    Publisher


    Footnotes from article:

    1http://www.neurology.org/content/early/2013/05/15/WNL.0b013e3182941990.abstract

    2http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_136863.html

    3http://www.einstein.yu.edu/news/releases/905/skin-cancer-linked-to-reduced-risk-for-alzheimers-disease/

  • Coffee: The Anitioxidant Drink That
    Protects the Entire Body

    Last week I told you about the surprising benefits of coffee, but there’s so much to say, I decided to carry it over to this week.

    As the weather warms, and you spend more time outdoors during the longer summer days, you may be considering how to cope with the summer sun. But did you know that if you’re worried about your skin, drinking coffee actually reduces your chances of developing one of the most common skin cancers? Strange, but true! Keep reading for more. . .

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    Drink This and Cancer
    Comes Pouring Out of Your Body

    “If I could pick only one treatment to cure my cancer, this would be it,” says a top expert on alternative cancer treatments.

    Research conducted by a scientist at the Detroit Institute of Cancer Research showed this is one of the world’s most powerful cancer cures. Even the mainstream National Cancer Institute confirmed that this do-it-yourself treatment kills cancer cells. Then they buried the research.

    Personally, I’ve been writing about cancer treatments for almost seven years. Out of nearly 400 that I’ve investigated, I haven’t found an at-home treatment that’s better.

    It worked for Robert, age 54, who had late stage stomach cancer. His doctors told him he didn’t have chance. The most they could do was buy him a little time, using four aggressive chemotherapy drugs PLUS radiation—a deadly, toxic, last-ditch treatment.

    INSTEAD Robert used this non-toxic liquid and was completely cancer-free within months. The amazed doctor was forced to admit Robert’s cancer was “in remission.” Two years later, he was still cancer-free.

    Click the link below to learn more about this discovery…

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    Last week’s article talked about coffee’s protections against liver and oral cancers, and its benefits in relieving depression. But coffee seems to provide benefits for just about every part of the body, including your skin, digestive system and brain.

    Skin Protection

    Research at Harvard shows that drinking more regular coffee (but not decaf) can lower your risk of the most common form of skin cancer, basal cell carcinoma.1 Basal cell carcinoma is a very mild form of skin cancer that results in few deaths. Nonetheless it causes ugly lesions and blemishes, and having the carcinoma surgically removed will leave a scar.

    "Our data indicate that the more caffeinated coffee you consume, the lower your risk of developing basal cell carcinoma," says Jiali Han, Ph.D., associate professor at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School in Boston and Harvard School of Public Health.

    Out of the more than 100,000 people involved in the research Han analyzed, about 20 percent developed basal cell carcinoma. He found that consumption of regular coffee (and other caffeinated drinks) was associated with a lower risk of basal cell carcinoma.

    "These results really suggest that it is the caffeine in coffee that is responsible for the decreased risk of basal cell carcinoma associated with increasing coffee consumption," says Han.

    Metabolic Boost

    Scientists looking into coffee’s effects on metabolic health are still unable to explain exactly why it lowers the risk of type 2 diabetes, but they’re convinced it does. Population studies show that drinking three or four cups of coffee a day reduces your risk of diabetes by up to 25 percent. Research also demonstrates that every additional daily cup of coffee you consume lowers your relative risk of type 2 diabetes by about 8 percent.2

    One way coffee is believed to help fight diabetes derives from the way the caffeine in regular coffee increases metabolism and helps burn off sugar. It is also thought (but not proven) that coffee has natural chemicals (in both regular and decaf) that moderate inflammation, reduce oxidative stress and possibly produce hormonal benefits.

    Brain Protection

    Meanwhile, other scientists have found evidence that caffeinated coffee can protect the brain against Alzheimer’s disease.

    When scientists at the University of South Florida (USF) monitored the memory and thinking processes of seniors over the age of 65, they found that those with significant amounts of caffeine in their blood had a better chance of avoiding Alzheimer’s during the two year study (with four years of follow up). In the research, the major (or only) source of caffeine for the folks being studied was coffee.3

    "These intriguing results suggest that older adults with mild memory impairment who drink moderate levels of coffee — about 3 cups a day — will not convert to Alzheimer’s disease — or at least will experience a substantial delay before converting to Alzheimer’s," says researcher Dr. Chuanhai Cao, a neuroscientist at the USF’s College of Pharmacy. "… we firmly believe that moderate coffee consumption can appreciably reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s or delay its onset.

    One of the most attractive features of using coffee to boost your health is its low cost. You don’t have to drink a high-priced fancy cup to benefit. A regular cup of plain coffee is loaded with helpful, natural ingredients.

    Kindest regards,

    Lee Euler
    Publisher


    Footnotes from article:

    1http://www.cancer.gov/newscenter/cancerresearchnews/2011/HarvardCoffeeBasalCellCarcinomaStudy

    2http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3332173/, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3087821/

    3http://health.usf.edu/nocms/publicaffairs/now/pdfs/JAD111781.pdf

  • Miracle Antioxidant Drink
    (and America’s Main Source of Antioxidants)

    How many health benefits does a beverage have to possess before you can call it a miracle drink? Imagine there was a unique drink that you could sip in the morning for extra energy and mental clarity while you protect your liver at the same time, AND make your immune system behave properly, AND reduce your risk of depression, AND fight cancer, AND limit your risk of diabetes AND improve your chances of avoiding Alzheimer’s.

    But this drink isn’t imaginary. It’s real. Here’s the story. . .

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    The Secret of Enzymes Plus an Odd Fact:
    Most Health Foods are a Waste of Money

    By Lee Euler

    You can take vitamins, minerals and antioxidants by the handful and still suffer poor health. Now we know why. Our diets lack a vital food—a type of nutrient that even some alternative doctors don’t know about. I’m talking about enzymes.

    Thanks to enzyme supplements, a mother’s lifelong migraines disappeared, and a man with “terminal” kidney cancer was alive and well 15 years later. In fact, a great many cancer patients beat the disease and are still alive today thanks to enzymes.

    Enzymes are a key part of most alternative cancer treatment plans. More important: Even if you’re healthy today, taking enzymes is something you can and should do now to prevent not only cancer, but also heart disease, pain and diabetes and many other ailments.

    Enzyme supplements are among the top-selling pain-relievers in Germany and they’re even used by the German Olympic team. As for us older folks, research indicates that enzymes improve circulation and can outperform blood-clot and blood-thinning drugs. (Good-bye, warfarin!)

    They’ve even helped 9 out of 10 autistic children. A few months back I received a letter from a mother whose 7-year-old autistic son was almost completely cured after she read my Special Report called The Missing Ingredient, and then started giving him enzymes.

    This letter came to me out of the blue. The mother wrote, “He has basically been nonverbal until summer 2009, he started talking one day and has never stopped!!” She adds, “The enzymes have kept my 3-year-old son, Noah’s eczema AWAY! We are truly blessed, and I believe our Lord led me to you and your book.”

    How can ONE supplement possibly do all this? Just ask yourself: What if you were getting NO vitamins in your diet? You’d be very sick. This nutrient is just as important, and you’re getting almost none, if you’re like the typical American. Click here to learn more.

    Surprisingly enough, this antioxidant-rich concoction is not the latest discovery from the supplement industry. It’s the ordinary cup of coffee.

    It seems as though at least once a month, medical researchers come up with another reason to drink coffee. One of the most recent studies, performed at the Mayo Clinic, shows that drinking coffee every day reduces your risk of an autoimmune liver problem called primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC). This disease affects the liver’s bile ducts, leading to fibrosis and cirrhosis of the liver. Eventually, it causes liver failure and biliary cancer. Coffee makes this disease much less likely.1

    The Coffee Pick Up

    Of course, coffee is best known for its ability to turn people who are drowsy and sluggish into hard-charging office warriors. Looking into the emotional boost of coffee, researchers at the National Institutes of Health found that the beverage not only seems to perk you up, it also reduces your risk of depression.

    A ten-year study of more than 260,000 people found that those who regularly downed the largest quantities of sweetened soft drinks were 30 percent more likely to develop depression than soft drink abstainers.2

    But people who drank four or more cups of coffee a day were 10 percent less likely to be depressed. (These researchers did not distinguish between regular coffee or decaf.)

    "Our research suggests that cutting out or down on sweetened diet drinks or replacing them with unsweetened coffee may naturally help lower your depression risk," says researcher Honglei Chen.

    Coffee’s Antioxidants

    At least a portion of coffee’s many observed benefits may be linked to its healthy quantity of antioxidants. Research at the University of Scranton shows that for Americans, coffee represents the largest dietary source of antioxidants.

    "Americans get more of their antioxidants from coffee than any other dietary source. Nothing else comes close," says research leader Joe Vinson, a chemistry professor at Scranton.

    Those antioxidants may be responsible for coffee’s anti-cancer benefits. A study by the American Cancer Society shows that those same four cups of coffee that reduce the risk of depression also significantly reduce the risk of dying from oral/pharyngeal cancer.

    In the Society’s 26-year study of almost a million people, the researchers found that folks who drank four cups of coffee daily were only about half as likely to die from these often-fatal cancers as those who never touched coffee.3 In this study, however, the benefits were less strong for those who drank decaf.

    "Coffee is one of the most widely consumed beverages in the world, and contains a variety of antioxidants, polyphenols, and other biologically active compounds that may help to protect against development or progression of cancers," says researcher Janet Hildebrand.

    Of course, four cups a day is a high level of coffee consumption and could impair your sleep, among other things. Those downsides have to be weighed against the potential benefits.

    Next week we’ll explore some of the other remarkable benefits of this unique, nutrient-rich beverage.

    Kindest regards,

    Lee Euler
    Publisher


    Footnotes from article:

    1http://www.mayoclinic.org/news2013-rst/7466.html

    2http://www.aan.com/globals/axon/assets/10430.pdf

    3http://aje.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2012/12/09/aje.kws222.abstract

  • Smoking good for your brain? New
    cure from on odd fact

    Despite the fact that smoking is disastrous for your health, there’s one good thing about this dangerous addiction: It reduces your risk of Parkinson’s disease.

    This results from the fact that the nicotine in tobacco smoke promotes brain cells that produce the neurotransmitter dopamine. A lack of dopamine is linked to the destruction of neurons brought on by Parkinson’s disease. But do you have to smoke to enjoy the benefits? Keep reading. . .

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    How Carolyn Reversed
    Her Alzheimer’s by
    Disobeying Her Doctor

    An all-natural protein melts away the brain-clogging mineral that triggers memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer’s — and cuts brain cell death in half! And yet this Nobel Prize-winning discovery is being ignored by 99% of doctors.

    That’s why I’d like to tell you about Carolyn.

    Click here to see how she reversed her Alzheimer’s without drugs — and in just a few weeks!

    If you or someone you care about is suffering from memory loss, dementia or Alzheimer’s, then you know how cruel these diseases can be. The emotional and physical toll they take on the patient — as well as on the entire family — can be devastating.

    That’s why the news of the breakthroughs I’m about to reveal could literally have a life-changing effect on you.

    Best of all, these solutions are available and being used successfully right now — even while most doctors still throw up their hands when it comes to memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer’s, using words like “hopeless” and “irreversible.” It’s hard to believe, I know. . .

    So please click here to see how Carolyn reversed her Alzheimer’s with this remarkable discovery!

    Good news! You don’t have to smoke to get the extra dopamine kick. Researchers investigating the effects of nicotine have found you can enjoy the brain improvement if you eat vegetables that contain nicotine. You don’t have to incur smoking’s risk of cancer and heart disease.

    There’s another possible benefit from these vegetables. They may increase your creativity, though researchers haven’t confirmed that advantage yet.

    The vegetables that represent edible sources of nicotine are members of the Solanaceae family. These include peppers, eggplant and tomatoes. A population study performed by scientists at the University of Washington in Seattle1 shows that eating these vegetables, with their small doses of nicotine, is associated with a significantly reduced risk of Parkinson’s.

    Loss of Brain Cells

    When people who suffer from Parkinson’s lose the brain cells that produce dopamine, they endure tremors of the face, hands, arms and legs. Victims of Parkinson’s disease are also plagued by limb stiffness, problems keeping their balance and other difficulties in movement.

    About a million Americans have this disease and 60,000 new cases are diagnosed every year. Around the world, experts estimate that about 10 million people are living with the condition.

    Conventional medicine offers no cure (although there are effective alternative treatments covered in our Special Report Awakening from Alzheimer’s.) The conventional drugs merely relieve symptoms. Some Parkinson’s sufferers also undergo deep brain stimulation to stave off its symptoms.

    Pepper Power

    When scientists compared the diets of people suffering Parkinson’s to the food eaten by a disease-free group, they found that regular consumption of peppers produced the strongest protective effect against Parkinson’s. Other vegetables, aside from those in the Solanaceae family, did not seem to help.

    "Our study is the first to investigate dietary nicotine and risk of developing Parkinson’s disease," says researcher Dr. Susan Searles Nielsen. "Similar to the many studies that indicate tobacco use might reduce risk of Parkinson’s, our findings also suggest a protective effect from nicotine, or perhaps a similar but less toxic chemical in peppers and tobacco."

    Enhanced Creativity?

    As for the possible effects these vegetables may have on creativity, research in the Middle East indicates that when Parkinson’s patients are treated with drugs to increase dopamine activity, they often begin to develop new talent in artistic endeavors like painting, writing and sculpting.

    Researchers in Israel, at Tel Aviv University’s Sackler Faculty of Medicine, began to study the enhanced creativity of Parkinson’s patients when professor Rivka Inzelberg noticed that people in her care frequently took up artistic pursuits. Inzelberg found that, for example, a patient who was an architect began to draw and paint human figures. Another patient became a prize-winning poet even though he had never written poetry before.2

    Could the increase in dopamine from eating peppers produce the same effect? There’s certainly no evidence currently available to confirm that supposition. But increases in dopamine are linked to a lowering of inhibitions and, theoretically, that can lead to an enhanced artistic aptitude.

    Kindest regards,

    Lee Euler
    Publisher


    Footnotes from article:

    1http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ana.23884/abstract

    2http://psycnet.apa.org/journals/bne/127/2/256

  • Scientists Discover a New Nutrient
    that May Help Treat Alzheimer’s

    Alzheimer’s disease is a frightening destroyer of your memory and your sense of self — your whole identity. It breaks the connections between brain cells as it slowly severs your grip on reality. But unknown to most doctors, who believe there is no treatment for Alzheimer’s, researchers have discovered a combination of nutrients shown to help the brain form new neuronal connections and help prevent this scourge of aging.

    We cover these vital nutrients in our Special Report, Awakening from Alzheimer’s. But it looks like a new one has been discovered, and we wanted to bring you this important information right away. . .

    Continued below…

    How Carolyn Reversed
    Her Alzheimer’s by
    Disobeying Her Doctor

    An all-natural protein melts away the brain-clogging mineral that triggers memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer’s — and cuts brain cell death in half! And yet this Nobel Prize-winning discovery is being ignored by 99% of doctors.

    That’s why I’d like to tell you about Carolyn.

    Click here to see how she reversed her Alzheimer’s without drugs — and in just a few weeks!

    If you or someone you care about is suffering from memory loss, dementia or Alzheimer’s, then you know how cruel these diseases can be. The emotional and physical toll they take on the patient — as well as on the entire family — can be devastating.

    That’s why the news of the breakthroughs I’m about to reveal could literally have a life-changing effect on you.

    Best of all, these solutions are available and being used successfully right now — even while most doctors still throw up their hands when it comes to memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer’s, using words like “hopeless” and “irreversible.” It’s hard to believe, I know. . .

    So please click here to see how Carolyn reversed her Alzheimer’s with this remarkable discovery!

    Experts estimate that about 5 million Americans are already suffering with Alzheimer’s. In the next, four decades, that number is expected to grow to 14 million, a figure larger than the entire population of Illinois.1 According to researcher Dr. Jennifer Weuve, with the Rush University Medical Center, this growth in Alzheimer’s represents “a staggering epidemic.”

    If you want to maximize your chances of avoiding this dreaded condition, a growing body of research shows that the nutrient choline, a B vitamin, combined with DHA (an omega-3 fatty acid) and a nutrient called uridine can help your brain defend itself.

    Now here’s the exciting part: While DHA and choline are well-known as brain nutrients, uridine is apparently a new discovery. It’s not even available as a supplement yet, as far as we can gather, although there are foods that contain it.

    Maintaining Connections

    Alzheimer’s is thought to begin when brain connections called synapses begin to breakdown and are destroyed. The loss of synapses — nerve connections that normally communicate impulses between brain cells — prevents your brain from retaining memories or properly processing information about the world around you.

    However, studies at MIT indicate that consuming choline, along with DHA and uridine, stimulate the brain to start forming new synapses. In one study, scientists gave this nutrient mixture to 259 Europeans with Alzheimer’s and found that the nutrients boosted the memories of people who were in the beginning stages of the disease.2

    "If you can increase the number of synapses by enhancing their production, you might to some extent avoid that loss of cognitive ability," says researcher Richard Wurtman, a professor of brain and cognitive science at MIT.

    According to Wurtman, the body uses these three natural substances (which are found in breast milk) to make the fatty molecules incorporated into brain cell membranes. Those membranes are the creators of synapses. In laboratory studies, Wurtman has demonstrated that the nutrients increase the production of dendritic spines, small protrusions of the neural membranes. When dendritic spines contact another neuron, a synapse is created.

    "You want to improve the numbers of synapses, not by slowing their degradation — though of course you’d love to do that too — but rather by increasing the formation of the synapses," Wurtman says.

    During the MIT research, the scientists used electroencephalography to map shifts in brain activity patterns. They found that the brains of Alzheimer’s patients taking the nutrients gradually shifted from patterns indicating Alzheimer’s to activity that looked more normal and showed that more synapses were functioning.

    Meats, nuts and eggs are rich sources of choline. DHA and other omega-3 fatty acids are found in fish and, to some degree, in eggs, flaxseeds and meat from animals that have been grass-fed. Both nutrients, of course, are easily available in supplements.

    Uridine poses a problem, however. It’s made in your liver and kidneys and can be found in sugar beets, sugar cane and molasses made from those foods. Now, these three sugary foods are bad for you in almost every way, so we don’t recommend eating them to obtain uridine. And uridine is not yet available in a pill as far as we know. But hopefully an enterprising supplement company will develop a uridine extract that doesn’t involve consuming sugar.

    In any case, one study isn’t the last word, and more research on uridine is needed.

    Meanwhile, even if you believe your risk for Alzheimer’s disease is low, make sure you consume adequate amounts of choline and DHA — and indeed the whole range of brain nutrients described in our Special Report Awakening from Alzheimer’s. Good nutrition is cheap, easy insurance against this growing threat to the brain.

    Kindest regards,

    Lee Euler
    Publisher


    Footnotes from article:

    1http://www.alz.org/downloads/facts_figures_2012.pdf

    2http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22766770

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