Monday, November 22, 2010

Trini Lopez on HRN News at 7 - Nov 23

Tune in and listen to legendary great Trini Lopez on Radio Network's HRN News@7 November 23rd at 7am and 7pm PT and all day after 9am PT on archives for 24 hours.

Trini was a poor boy from the barrio of Dallas, Texas. He remembers barely enough food for the family, the amount always determined by his parents' ability to get whatever work they could.

Trini learned to play the guitar from his father. Then he played for money on the street corners. He eventually went on to form his own group. It was then that the world saw the beginnings of the singing, acting, and very talented Trini Lopez.

When Trini was 18 years old, King Records in Cincinnati, Ohio, heard that Trini had written and recorded a single in Dallas on a little label called Volk Records. The name of the song was The Right to Rock. The single made a little noise in Dallas, enough noise for King Records to be impressed with Trini's voice and style. King Records offered Trini a recording contract and for three years.

The first big break came at the popular night spot called P. J.'s. Here, he was spotted by the world famous record producer, the late Don Costa, who then brought Trini to the attention of his longtime idol, Mr. Frank Sinatra. The great singer recognized a fellow stylist and immediately signed Trini to an exclusive eight-year contract with his own label - Reprise Records. Reprise released his first album, "Trini Lopez at P. J.'s," which became a No. 1 hit album. Out of that album a single, "If I Had a Hammer" became a No. 1 hit in thirty eight countries. "If I Had a Hammer" hammered his name in GOLD with many hit albums and many hit singles ... and in the hearts of millions of fans throughout the world! Following "Hammer" were many hits which he wrote, as well as songs like "I'm Coming Home Cindy", "Michael," "Lemon Tree," Kansas City," "America," and, of course, "La Bamba.

Trini is a firm believer in the saying "It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice," and he does practice what he believes by unselfishly giving of his time and talent to many worthwhile causes such as The March of Dimes, Cancer Research Foundation, Diabetes Foundation, Boy Scouts of America, Variety Clubs International, and many more.

Tune in and enjoy!

Monday, November 15, 2010

NOV 15th HealthyLife.Net Health News Super Segment

If you couldn't listen to last Tuesday's health super segment at 7am and 7pm PT (and all day on archives)here's some of what you missed...

A recent study investigated the relationship between vitamin D status and breast cancer. The study included 636 women who had been diagnosed with incident breast cancer and 1,272 matched controls. The results revealed a decreased risk of breast cancer with increased levels of vitamin D. Researchers also found a significant inverse relationship in women under 53 years of age. Premenopausal women with high serum vitamin D levels had a reduced risk of breast cancer, although not significantly. These findings suggest that high vitamin D levels reduce the risk of developing breast cancer especially in younger women, although further studies are necessary to confirm these results.

A study conducted at the University of California-Davis investigated whether the use of commercial vegetable juice was an effective way to increase daily intake of vegetables in adults. Consumption of vegetable juice helped the participants reach the recommended daily intake. The results also revealed that the subjects who were pre-hypertensive at the start of the study showed significant decreases in blood pressure over the course of the study. These findings suggest that drinking one to two cups of vegetable juice per day is an effective way to fill the daily vegetable dietary gap for healthy adults and it may also reduce blood pressure in pre-hypertensive adults.

Researchers decided to investigate the effectiveness of ginger as an additional antiemetic therapy in patients receiving chemotherapy. The scientists of this double-blind study randomly assigned patients with bone cancer to either ginger root powder capsules or placebo capsules. The study published in Pediatrics and Cancer found that ginger root powder was effective in reducing severity of nausea and vomiting in patients receiving chemotherapy.

A study published in the the British Journal of Dermatology has found that lycopene may help prevent UltraViolet Ray skin damage by consumption of lycopene-rich tomatoes.

Parents and caregivers can take steps to reduce the risks of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) during the colder months, when infants are at higher risk. These include avoiding overheating an infant during nap or sleep time; placing the infant on his or her back to sleep; placing infants to sleep on a firm, safety approved mattress; keeping toys, blankets, and other loose objects out of the crib, and never smoking around an infant. In cold weather, parents and caregivers often place extra blankets or clothes on infants, to keep them warm. But over bundling may cause infants to overheat, increasing their risk for SIDS.

Tune in to and listen to Linda Mackenzie fresh health news Tuesdays at 7am and 7pm Pacific Time and all day after 9am PT on the archive page.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010 Health News Super Segment

If you couldn't listen to last Tuesday's health super segment at 7am and 7pm PT (and all day on archives)here's some of what you missed...

Exposure to noise is a fact of life. At high levels, noise can damage hearing, and at lower levels it can disrupt sleep patterns, interfere with communications, and even cause accidents. A new National Academy of Engineering report characterizes the most commonly identified sources of noise, looks at efforts that have been made to reduce noise emissions, and suggests ways to decrease exposure in workplaces, schools, recreational environments, and residences. Development of noise control technology needs immediate attention, said the committee that wrote the report. America should become more competitive in the production of low-noise products, both to improve quality of life and to advance innovation. The committee recommends that the federal government explore potential engineering solutions along with changes in policy to control negative effects of noise in the workplace, in communities, and at home. These include cost-benefit analysis of noise reduction, especially for road traffic noise; improved metrics for noise control; lower limits for noise exposure in industry; “buy quiet” programs; wider use of international standards for noise emissions; airplane noise reduction technology; and noise control in public buildings. Improved cooperation between industry and government agencies, particularly the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, is also called for.

An evergreen shrub, green tea has long been used worldwide as a popular beverage and a respected herbal remedy. The earliest record of green tea drinkers was around 2700 B.C. Studies suggest that green tea may help decrease some infectious diseases, tooth decay and may enhance immunity. Now findings from a recent study suggest that green tea may help aging. The results of the study found a 20 percent reduction in levels of DNA damage which may indicate that regular consumption of green tea aid in protection against damage at a genetic level and slow the aging process.

A higher rate of diabetes seen among adult Americans when compared to peers in England is explained primarily by a larger waist size rather than conventional risk factors such as obesity, according to a new study by researchers from the RAND Corporation, University College London and the Institute for Fiscal Studies in London. Americans carry more fat around their middle sections than the English, and that was the single factor that explained most of the higher rate of diabetes seen in the United States, especially among American women. Waist size may be the missing new risk factor. Analyzing studies about the health and lifestyles of large numbers people from the United States and England, researchers found no association between higher diabetes rates in the United States based upon conventional risk factors such as age, smoking, socio-economic status or body mass index, the commonly used ratio of height and weight that is used to measure obesity and over-weight. The higher waist size of Americans posed more risk compared to their English peers across most body mass index categories. For example, among women with normal weight, 41 percent of American women were categorized as having high waist risk compared to 9 percent of English women.

A recent study reported in the Journal of Alternative Complementary Medicine sought to determine whether certain yoga postures could reduce anxiety levels and improve mood by increasing brain GABA levels. Although GABA levels have been found to be lower in people with anxiety and mood disorders, there have been no previous studies that increased GABA levels can improve anxiety and mood. Researchers found that GABA levels are lower in people suffering with anxiety and mood disorders. The study included thirty-four subjects with who were randomly placed in a yoga group or a 60 minute, 3 times a week walking program. The results revealed that the yoga group reported greater improvements in anxiety and mood when compared with the walking group. They also found that increased thalamic GABA levels ARE associated with improved mood and decreased anxiety, although further research is needed.

Humans have between 20,000 and 25,000 genes and each person has two copies of each gene. One is inherited from the mother and one from the father. These genes are how height, hair color, skin color, and eye color are determined, as well as, natural talents, mental abilities and susceptibility to acquire certain diseases. Now a study reported in Nature Genetics found that gene mutation may affect the risk of breast cancer. Researchers identified five gene mutations that were associated with breast cancer risk in women with BRCA 1 gene mutations. This study could be useful in determining individual breast cancer risk in women with this BRCA 1 gene mutation.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Natural Tips for Breast Cancer

by Linda Mackenzie, C.H.T., Ph.D (c)

Breast Cancer is not automatically a death sentence. In fact, the statistical model initially used to predict cancer death rates was found to be incorrect. So, in fact, there are many more cancer survivors than are reported in "the statistics".

The breast contains lymphatic vessels, milk ducts, lobes and fatty tissue. The breast is mainly a round mass of glandular tissue with fifteen to twenty lobes. Each lobe has a duct that leads to an opening in the nipple. The framework of the breast is composed of connective tissue with a ligament layer beneath the breast, which provides firmness.

Most breast lumps are cysts and fibroid masses that are not cancerous. Cancerous tumors and lumps never go away. They are firm and usually pain-free, and can appear in any part of the breast. A biopsy may be needed to determine if a lump is cancerous. Some of the symptoms of breast cancer are: thickening of the breast; lumps; and redness, soreness, or itchiness of the nipple. There are several kinds of breast cancer. They are categorized by the site where the cancer cells originated and the area of the breast in which they are located. These are:
-Paget's disease of the nipple
- Lobular carcinoma (breast lobe cancer)
- Intraductal carcinoma in situ (localized within the ducts)
- Infiltrating ductal carcinoma (invasive milk duct cancer)
- Inflammatory carcinoma (lymphatic/blood vessel cancer)
- Adenoid cystic carcinoma (uncommon)
- Malignant cytosarcoma phylliodes (uncommon)
- Medullary carcinoma (uncommon)
- Tubular carcinoma (uncommon)

Cancer is unrestrained cell growth. Heredity, estrogen and environmental factors seem to be the main cause of breast cancer. Heredity cancers usually develop before the age of fifty. Estrogen promotes cellular growth in the breast. Environmental factors such as pesticides, chemicals, radiation, and silicone implants have been linked to breast cancer. There is an increased risk of breast cancer among women who:
- are childless
- in menopause
- started menstruation before 9 years of age
- have had a child after 40 years of age
- consume large amounts of caffeine, alcohol and sugar
- have diabetes
- use oral contraceptives
- eat high-fat diets
- are obese, especially for women over 50 years of age
- use ERT (estrogen replacement therapy) after long term use of 10 years or more
- frequent exposure to medical x-rays

Breast cancer is most common in women over 40, especially postmenopausal women although you can get breast cancer at any age. Men also get breast cancer although it occurs less frequently.

Traditional medical treatments for breast cancer include: surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, chemotherapy plus bone marrow treatment, hormone therapy, or a combination of these treatments.
Doctors once thought that extensive surgery could control the spread of Cancer, however they now believe that the cancer cells may break away from the primary tumor during surgery and spread through the bloodstream, even in the early stages of the disease. The use of drug treatment after surgery is used to kill these cells.
The key to any therapy is Research! Research! Research! Ask questions and get answers.

Some of the natural health care treatments include:
- Antineoplaston therapy - Dr. Burzynski uses amino acid derivatives to inhibit the growth of cancer
- Biological and Pharmacologic therapy - use of non toxic medications, plant cell medications and human cell medications
- Shark Cartilage therapy - blocks the creation of new blood vessels which are required for cancer to grow and thus starves the tumor
- Herbal Remedies
- Immune System Treatments/Immunologic Therapies - bolsters the immune system to combat & destroy cancer cells using a whole body program of detoxifying the body by diet, uncontaminated water and vitamins.
- Metabolic Therapy - uses detox, colon cleansing, anti-cancer diets based on whole foods plus vitamins, minerals and enzymes
- Nutritional Supplement Therapies
- Diet Therapies
- Detoxification Therapies
- Ozone and Oxygen Therapies
- Lifestyle Therapies
- Mind-Body Therapies - counseling, bio-feedback, hypnosis, visualization, imagery, yoga, massage therapy, meditation, relaxation techniques

over the counter meat, poultry, & dairy products; fatty, charred or grilled foods; well-done meat, processed refined foods, junk food, animal and vegetable oils, saturated fats, white flour, sugar, salt, NO alcohol, NO caffeine, drugs, nicotine, saturated fats, artificial flavorings, colorings and preservatives.
Good Foods:
Low-fat, high-fiber, mostly vegetarian diet; whole grains, fruits & vegetables, tart cherries, spinach, cabbage, yellow & orange vegetables (carrots, squash, sweet potatoes, yams), red & green peppers, turnips, tomatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, avacado, salt-water fish, brown rice, corn, alfalfa, soybeans, kelp, onions, strawberries, raw nuts (no peanuts), horseradish, yogurt, maitake and reishi mushrooms.
- 10 raw almonds a day
- Steamed distilled or spring water (no tap water)
- Fruit juices in the AM
- Vegetable juices in the PM
- Only organic/hormone free meat and dairy products because other types contain residue of estrogenic hormones that have been linked to promoting breast cancer

Multivitamin & mineral supplement (from a health food store please); plus extra Vitamin B complex (100mg/each), Vitamin E (400IUs a day and increase slowly to 1,000 IU a day) AND Vitamin C (5,000-20,000 mg/day, Essential Fatty Acids (flaxseed, borage or black current oil) - helps good cell reproduction, Coenzyme Q10 (100mg/day), DMG (as directed on bottle) - improves oxygenation of the cells
Beta-carotene ((10,000IU/day), Colostrum (as directed on bottle), Garlic, SOD, pycnogenol - boosts immune system, accelerates healing, Germanium (200 mg/day); Shark Cartilage (750 mg/day), Maitake (4,000-8,000mg/day), Vitamin D3, Acidolphilus (non-dairy kind), SAMe (as directed), Bee Propolis, - helps deter cancer growth
Melatonin (3-50mg) - helps block estrogen-receptor sites on breast cancer cells
Calcium (2000mg/day), magnesium (1000mg/day), potassium (99mg/day), zinc (50mg/day) - aids normal cell division and function, Digestive Enzymes - helps reduce inflammation, Selenium (200-400mcg/daily) - has been found to help prevent formation of certain types of breast tumors. DO NOT TAKE IRON

- A daily juice of organic fresh broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, kale, dark leafy greens and an apple. Other good juices - Beet, Grape, Black Cherry, Carrot, Cabbage


Burdock root, Dandelion Root, Milk Thistle, Red Clover - helps protects liver & blood cleansing, Cumin, Tumeric, Ginseng - may inhibit breast tumor growth & may have cancer fighting ability,Ginko Biloba, Cat's Claw, Cranberry, Parsley, Boswelia, Andrographics Peniculata, Olive Leaf Extract

Essiac Tea (Old Indian Remedy), Red Clover, Green, Ginger, Peppermint & Ginseng

These spices may have Anti-Cancer Properties:
Cardamon, Cayenne Pepper, Ginger, Rosemary, Sage, Thyme, Cumin and Tumeric

Eucalyptus, Hyssop, Bergamot, Geranium

This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease and we recommend you check with your health care practitioner before beginning any treatment.

Listen to Linda's Health Super Segment,Tues on the HealthyLife.Net News@7 show at 7am, 7pm PT and all day on archives.