Cancer will kill 5.5 million women each year by the year 2030. How do we stop this trend?
In the last two decades, our fight against cancer has been promising with advancements in science and technology that enable us to improve both prevention and treatment efforts. However, we still have a long way to go. In a recent report, one group is particularly vulnerable to the effects of cancer, women. A review from the American Cancer Society, in collaboration with Merck, the global pharmaceutical company, reports 5.5 million women will die from cancers that can be prevented, by the year 2030.
This study also indicates there is a possibility of these numbers growing due to an increase in the number of aged populations all over the world. Cancer is a range of diseases that involves abnormal cellular growth (tumor). These abnormal cells then have the potential to invade and/or spread to other parts of the body. However, it should be noted that not all tumors are cancerous.
If you’re a man and standing among a group of ten men, statistically, 4.7 of the men will develop cancer. That’s almost half! If you’re a woman standing among a group of ten women, 3.8 of the women will develop cancer.
Nearly a third of the adult population, twenty years and over, are considered obese.
The incidence of diabetes for those aged 30 to 39 has increased 70% in 8 years, from 1990 to 1998.
As bad as these numbers are – cancer, obesity, and diabetes are not the most pervasive causes of death in our culture. Heart disease is, killing one out of every three Americans. Read More
(A Poem – Read along in timing to Dr. Suess’s Fox in Socks)
Let’s have a talk about boiled beetles.
Red Head Dead Dread
Beetles, boiled are they fetal?
Boiled, oiled, stomach recoiled. Maybe they should have been broiled?
Carcass, corpus, no way its luscious. Cooked bugs to most are truly noxious. Read More
I’m sitting here, wanting to change the world of food.
I’m not a professional writer, nor am I a movie star. I’m a wife & mother who has been given a tremendous opportunity to share what I know and have witnessed. I know the importance of eating healthy foods and making healthy lifestyle choices in order to experience high levels of energy, abundant health, and to prevent illness & disease. Food manufacturers have succeeded in creating something from nothing; making products from chemicals and “food like” substances.
We (you & me as consumers) are fighting a monster. Large food manufacturing companies have more money, greater resources and a larger number of powerful staff members at their disposal, than we do.
Food manufacturers have succeeded in making something out of nothing.
A study conducted by Oregon State University suggests that junk food containing large quantities of fat and sugar have a negative effect on what they call “cognitive flexibility”. This is the minds ability to adapt or change according to different situations or circumstances.
High sugar and fat diet leads to drop in mental performance.
One of the professors at Oregon State University says “bacteria can release compounds that act as neurotransmitters, stimulate sensory nerves or the immune system, and affect a wide range of biological functions”.Read More
Did you know the fountain of youth exists within the DNA and your lifespan can be lengthened or shortened by how your lifestyle habits impact telomeres?
So, what exactly is a telomere anyway? How do telomeres affect our Fountain of Youth? The protective caps at the end of each strand of our chromosomes are called telomeres. Our chromosomes are made up of our DNA. These together make up every cell of our body. These chromosomes replenish and copy themselves all throughout our lives. Without the telomeres to protect our DNA they become damaged and our cells can’t do this very important job!
To get a better understanding, think of the little plastic end that protects our shoelaces from fraying. That is exactly what a telomere does for our chromosomes. They protect the ends of our chromosomes from becoming damaged so that they can continue to replenish and copy to maintain life and healthy longevity.
There is a war going on between your health and big business – all for the sake of making money. You may not be aware of it yet. A systematic plan to keep us the people ignorant, destroy our health, leading to illness and disease, living a sub-optimal existence, making us dependent upon the “health care system” to give us treatments to keep us alive*, and leading to a decreased life expectancy & early death.
I know this may seem like a conspiracy theory gone wild, yet it is true on some level for most of us. It reminds me of something a con artist would do. Dangle the shiny object before my eyes to attract my focus, so I miss what you are doing to the right or left of my peripheral vision. Read More
We, the target in 1.79 billion dollar per year advertising campaign
In response to Catey Hill’s article published Oct 30, 2014 – “10 Things the snack industry won’t tell you,” Catey does a great job of revealing behind the scenes of the food and beverage industry in regards to advertising dollars spent, icky ingredients, ingredients that are banned in other countries yet are legal here, expiration dates, and dirty factories leading to salmonella outbreaks, arsenic and other toxins that are found in our food. Additionally, energy bars that may be no more than a glorified and expensive candy bar. She reveals the word “natural” is basically meaningless; enriched foods may sound extra healthy, when in fact they are usually highly processed and still contain fewer nutrients than their unprocessed original food item.
What are we to do as parents and consumers; Especially since we are out numbered and have fewer resources? Increased sales and profits are their goal, not our health – How do we protect our health and those we love?
News Flash – Childhood habits lead to Un-healthy Adult Hearts
Most of us, understand and recognize that heart health problems are common for aging adults. We are shocked however to learn that recent research has demonstrated heart health issues actually begin in childhood. Something we never gave consideration to, is now an unfortunate reality.
In Amanda Chan’s article entitled, Bad Heart Health Starts Shockingly Young, released March 17, 2015, Chan does a great job presenting the facts about how poor lifestyle and nutrition choices impact the health of our children, starting as early as 2 to 11 years old.
What should we do?
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February 20, 2017
We are pleased to announce the release of our newest LIV Inspirational video entitled, "Move Me". This video uses motivational images and powerful music designed to inspire action.