Far Better Than Our Dreams / Much Ado About Nothing

As we read
between the lines
of Life,
echoes of
silence
open a window
in the dark of night,
to let us see
Love
shine.

We see
in the night,
by feeling this
Light.

We are particles
reflecting
each other,
illuminated
by the Love
of God.

Life
is a mirror
of the Soul.

          Particles reflecting each other.

The arch
of rising
Love,
becomes a Beautiful Rainbow
in your Sky,
reflecting the vibrant colors
of the will to be.
.

Love,
My Dear Friends,
is
what we are,
and all we truly
long to be.
.
Life
can only be
as deep
as our acceptance
of our Self,
as our acceptance
of the Love
that is you
and me.

We chase
Time
through the spiraling unwind,
as our Lives
revolve around,
and spill into,
each other.

Yes,
there are other
Laws of gravity
that lead us,
through Prayer,
to the Harmony
of the
Spheres.

As we remember
to forget
and thus Live
to forgive,
our Garden of Flowers,
painted with passersby,
is filled
with their
Love.

The Beauty of Life
can
lead us to realize
the Reality
of God’s Love
is far better
than our dreams.

Goodnight.

Our Theatrical performances
on Monday and Tuesday evenings
were, again, Truly Beautiful.

I never cease to be
deeply moved and impressed
by our talented students
under the Loving Direction
of our gifted Teacher
and Director
George X Rodriguez.

God never ceases
to provide a Colorful World
filled with warmth and a healthy dose of
vibrant Beauty for our audiences,
as our precious Children
perform in the Natural Beauty of
God’s great outdoors.

I am in awe of such talent
as we were witness to
this week.
.
Last night’s production of
Much Ado About Nothing
by William Shakespeare,
was simply
Beautiful.

My sincere appreciation
and admiration
goes to our truly gifted children,
our gracious parents
and George X Rodriguez.
.
You are a
Treasured Inspiration
to everyone.

Thank You!

      George X Rodriguez

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God Counts Every Tear / Processed Meat Linked To Breast Cancer / Friday: At School (Shakespeare Play Preparation)

Dedicated
to our wonderful friend
Dr. Bruce Rodgers.
It is an Honor
to recognize the dedication
and sacrifice
to our Nation
of Dr. Rodgers.
He is
a man much to be
admired.
We Love You!

Through all the years,
and all the tears,
somehow,
compassion survives.

It lives
through the pain
and the fear and frustration
of Life,
sometimes without our knowing
all the
LOVE that exists.

“There is no fear in Love.
But perfect Love
drives out fear.”
1 John 4:18

There may be
no seeming escape,
trapped within our perpetual youth.
We may simply not see,
that God
counts every tear.

Into
the rising darkness,
Pray to God
to let us
see,
as into the slipstream
of Ultimate
Reality,
we encounter
WE.
In the sheer sweep
of destiny,
we may view our
Divinity,
by the Grace of God,
who answers
our Prayer.

We
are so unaware
of other dimensions,
perceived as they are
from narrowly defined
parameters
of what is,
of what can
be.

The Whole of our Being
is defined
by only me
or we,

illusory as it may
be.
But none of these Worlds
is really
our World.

“As you continue
to send out Love,
the energy returns to you
in a regenerating spiral.
As Love accumulates,
it keeps your system in balance
and Harmony.
Love is the tool.
And more Love
is the end product.”
 Sara Paddison

As we navigate
the tumultuous storms
of Life,
we can perceive
a far deeper,
more synoptical view
of all that transpires.

None of these Worlds is really our World.

Through the
dark,
we CAN see
Love shine.
We CAN
savor, and Love in the delight
of the View,
written
in your eyes,
spoken with your
smiles,
in a World
filled with surprise.

My Dear Friends,
your precious Heart
was never empty.
It has always
been filled with
LOVE,
the abundant Love
of God.

“Come with me;
where we go we don’t need roads,
where we stop nobody knows:
For yesterday’s memories,
today’s Love, and tomorrow’s dreams,
just close your eyes…..”
Music by Enya, Roma Ryan and Nicky Ryan
play song

We Human Beings
have achieved the truly
remarkable.
Our progress
across a vast Ocean
of ideas,
compounds itself
with every passing day.
But in the vast arc of cognition,
our real accomplishments may arise
from the smallest spark
of Love,
rising from the fiery sea
of Time.

But,
what is perceived

can endanger the Peace
of our fragile
and very Human
Hearts.

Never letting go
is a definition
of existence.

But,
Time will not remain
and the days
of our precious Lives
will never remain
the same.

As our Worlds
collide
into the rising day,
I Pray
that we may
be aware
that our consciousness
has the potential
to change our Worlds,
yours and mine
.
For the Soul
can sink into
a rising darkness.

We live in a World
filled with distrust.
Trust must be earned
and seems to be
in short supply.

Solomon,
the King and author of
Proverbs,
knew that trust must be
where we start.
.

“Trust in the LORD
with all your Heart
and lean not
on your own understanding.”
Proverbs 3:5

And let us never
forget,
God counts every tear.

Goodnight.

Processed meat ‘linked to breast cancer’

By Alex Therrien Health reporter, BBC News

Regularly eating foods like bacon and sausages may raise the risk of breast cancer, according to researchers.

A review of studies found women who ate high levels of processed meat had a 9% increased risk of the cancer compared with those who ate little of it.

The study backs up previous findings of the World Health Organization, which says processed meats cause cancer.

Experts recommend caution about the findings and say the actual risk for individual women is “very small”.

How reliable are the findings?

This review, which included data on more than a million women, shows a link between processed meat consumption and breast cancer risk, but it’s not clear if the food is actually causing this.

There are also other pitfalls to consider.

The 15 studies used in the analysis had different definitions of the highest consumptions.

For example, one of the UK studies in the review classed high consumption as more than 9g a day – the equivalent of just two or three rashers a week – while in others it was much higher.

The researchers in the majority of these studies noted what people said they ate and followed them up to see which of them developed breast cancer.

But the problem with this is that people who eat different amounts of processed meat may also have other behaviours that might explain the differences in breast cancer risk, such as being more or less healthy in other ways.

What is the risk?

In the UK about 14 out of every 100 women will get breast cancer at some point in their lives.

That means a 9% increase in risk in this population would be expected to translate into roughly one extra case of cancer in every 100 women.

Cancer Research UK estimates that about 23% of breast cancers are preventable.

It estimates that about 8% of cases are caused by being overweight and obese and another 8% by alcohol.

Authors of this study, published in the International Journal of Cancer, say the link they found is only for processed meat, not red meat.

The WHO lists processed meat as carcinogenic, primarily because of evidence linking it to a raised risk of bowel cancer, while it says red meat is “probably carcinogenic”.

What is processed meat?

Processed meat has been modified to either extend its shelf life or change the taste, usually by smoking, curing, or adding salt or preservatives to meat.

This includes bacon, sausages, hot dogs, salami, corned beef, beef jerky and ham.

There are different theories for why it may raise the risk of cancer, including that curing salt may react with protein in the meat to make it carcinogenic.

So should we cut out processed meat?

Lead author Dr Maryam Farvid, of the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health in the US, recommends cutting down on the meat rather than eliminating it.

Currently, the NHS recommends eating no more than 70g of red and processed meat a day.

Dr Gunter Kuhnle, associate professor in nutrition and health at the University of Reading, who was not involved in the study, said it was “questionable” whether people should lower their red and processed meat consumption on the back of this study.

He said the actual risk posed by processed meats was “very small” for the individual and more relevant on a population-wide level.

However, he said the study’s findings should be followed up to investigate the links between processed meat and cancer and see whether the associated risk could be reduced, for example through new food production methods.

In Philosophy Class
this week:

2018-19 Anderson School Calendar

Second Semester

January 8 – May 24   2019

May 1                                               Tuition balance due for 2019-2020

May 13 & 14 (Mon. & Tues.)             Shakespeare Production (at School)

May 20                                               Prep. Day for Adventure Trip        …………………………………………………….(no school)

May 21 – 24                                        Adventure Trip (Austin, Texas)

May 24                                                Last Day of Semester

Dr. & Mrs. Anderson may schedule 2-5 additional days
(to be announced later) for In-service Training.
Visit our website at
http://www.andersonschool.net
for updated information.

    The School Calendar is subject to change.

There are no make-up days
if school is closed due to
 inclement weather.

Inclement Weather Policy:
the school will close if Fort Worth I. S. D. is closed.

(Calendar 2018-2019 / approved 7-29-18)

Lyrics/songs texts/paintings/articles
are property and copyright of their owners
and provided for educational purposes.

Copyright Disclaimer – Section 107 – Copyright Act 1976,
allowance is made for “fair use”
for purposes such as criticism, comment,
news reporting, teaching, scholarship,and research.
Fair use is permitted by copyright statute.

Non-profit, educational or personal use
tips the balance in favor of “fair use”.

© Copyright 1995-2019
The Anderson Private School.

 

The Stranger Within Is No More / Reasons to Eat Organic / Friday: At School (Shakespeare Production)

You may think
this Life is yours
alone,
and the night
will never end.

Every precious Life
is a deeply personal story,
an Odyssey of discovery,
and ultimately,
an encounter with the Author,
who reads every
line.

What plays out
in the Story of our Life,

is at the Heart
of our brief journey.

What is written
can become a Wonderful Book,
a Book that advances us
in consciousness,

and takes us from where we were,
to a place of understanding,
a beautiful encounter
with the Purpose
of Life.

             Love is a reflection.

In every precious Life
there is heartache
and pain.
But through the Clouds
and the rain,

we CAN see
Love shine
again.

My Dear Friends,
Love can NEVER hide
if you keep looking
for it.
For God’s Love

abides.
And
you may not be aware,
but His Love

is looking for
YOU.

It is here
and there,
and everywhere.
For God is
Love,
and His Love
is all around,
and to be found
in

YOU.

             A Beautiful Encounter.

“Love isn’t Love
‘Til you give it away.”
Oscar Hammerstein

The Love you
share,
you give
to you.
Love
always becomes

a reflection.
And you are
a reflection
of God’s Love.
Your Love
is reflected
in the eyes
of everyone you
come to
Love.

“And, in the end
The Love you take
is equal to the Love
you make.”
Paul McCartney

 You are
so amazingly beautiful!
So Divine.

YOU
are a Heavenly Masterpiece
of Creation.
Angelic,
Glorious
and Divine.

The Heart of the Universe
is Love Divine.
The Mind of the Universe
is God Divine.
And you,

YOU are
Heart, Soul and Spirit

a Treasure
to cherish
and be Loved by God
above all things on
Earth.

           Lift back the curtain.

Surrender
your fragile Heart.
And to whom
do we surrender?

To God.
And
to everyone.

“Surrender your Heart to God,
turn to Him in Prayer,
and give up your sins – even those you do in secret.
Then you won’t be ashamed;
you will be confident and fearless.
Your troubles will go away
like water beneath a bridge,

and your darkest night
will be brighter than noon.”
Job 13-17

My Dear Friends,
Love
will find you.
It has been searching for you.
Look around.
You will see it
in the eyes of everyone,
and every Living thing
you meet.
This 
is the Love you felt
on the day
of your Child’s birth,
and
on the day
your were born.
.
The Love of
God
is the only thing
that is real,
that truly
exists.

Lift back the curtain
on a secret World
most of us
have no idea exists.
Do so with patience.
A new perspective
will encourage you to engage
the enigma of Life with Love
in a profoundly personal way.

Be unwavering
in the unconventional task
of coming to know
thyself.

The pangs of insecurity,
the disappointments of Life,
that never truly existed,

will dissolve in your mind
and melt in your Heart,

with your Trust
in the Lord our God.

We are part
of an Infinite Whole,
a Chapter

in a Never Ending Story,
that advances us in Consciousness

and takes us from where we were
before we were Created
by God,
to a new place
in understanding
Love.

As Children of God,
we cannot be explained
in simple terms.  
We are Infinitely multifaceted, 
fascinating, uplifting,
and Loving.

At the Heart
of your Story
is Love.
And your Author
is our Creator
– God,
who is Love.

Share a moment one day
amidst the wonder
of the Beautiful grasses
and
Flowers of the field,

immersed in the Beauty
of your Nature and the trees,
and the birds and other
Beautiful Creations.
.
Talk with God about
everything
and nothing,
and you.

There comes a point
in every sincere conversation

when you feel a strong and delightful
connection

to something Life affirming,
when you realize
  you are on the wavelength
of True Reality.
At that moment
of realization about Life,
pause,
and let God
into your precious Heart.
Invite Him in.
Say a Prayer
of Thanksgiving
for Life,
for Love,
for THIS moment.

He is listening
to your every Prayer,
and He is Loving
every moment
you spend with
Him.

There is a Beauty
  in these moments
that defies any explanation.
Later,

  you will come to recognize
the synchronous intensity
of the moment,
a moment you granted
to God.

And the Stranger Within
Is No More.

Goodnight.

   Essential Reasons to Eat Organic Food

Organic food was the only option for thousands of years.  Now, with pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, and genetically-modified foods, organic is still the best option.  Here are 17 reasons to eat organic food:

  1. Genetically-modified foods were unleashed on the environment and the public by corporations like Monsanto without prior testing to determine their safety.  In other words, eating genetically-modified foods (which most people in in large amounts) is participating in a long-term, uncontrolled experiment. Choose organic to avoid participating in this experiment.
    .
  2. More and more research is coming in about the health threat of genetically-modified food.  The results range from intestinal damage, allergies, liver or pancreatic problems, testicular cellular changes, tumors, and even death in the experimental animals. For more information, read the excellent books by Jeffrey M. Smith Seeds of Deception and Genetic Roulette. I’ll discuss more of the problems linked with GMOs in upcoming blogs. Eating third-party certified organic foods or those that are guaranteed to be grown from organic seed helps protect you from the health consequences of GMOs.

4 Potential Health Risks of Eating GMO Foods

  1.  Fruits and vegetables are real food, not pesticide factories. Eighteen percent of all genetically-modified seeds (and therefore foods that grow from them) are engineered to produce their own pesticides.  Research shows that these seeds continue producing pesticides inside your body once you’ve eaten the food grown from them! Foods that are actually pesticide factories…no thanks.
    .
  2. They’re free of neurotoxins – toxins that are damaging to brain and nerve cells. A commonly-used class of pesticides called organophosphates was originally developed as a toxic nerve agent during World War I. When there was no longer a need for them in warfare, industry adapted them to kill pests on foods. Many pesticides are still considered neurotoxins.  Learn more about pesticides in The 4-Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan.
    .
  3. They’re supportive of growing children’s brains and bodies.  Children’s growing brains and bodies are far more susceptible to toxins than adults.  Choosing organic helps feed their bodies without the exposure to pesticides and genetically-modified organisms, both of which have a relatively short history of use (and therefore safety).
    .
  4. In study after study, research from independent organizations
    consistently shows organic food is higher in nutrients than traditional foods.  Research shows that organic produce is higher in vitamin C, antioxidants, and the minerals calcium, iron, chromium, and magnesium. (For more information, check out The Life Force Diet).
    .
  5. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that pesticides pollute the primary drinking source for half the American population. Organic farming is the best solution to the problem. Buying organic helps reduce pollution in our drinking water.
    .
  6. Organic food is earth-supportive (when big business keeps their hands out of it). Organic food production has been around for thousands of years and is the sustainable choice for the future.  Compare that to modern agricultural practices that are destructive of the environment through widespread use of herbicides, pesticides, fungicides, and fertilizers and have resulted in drastic environmental damage in many parts of the world.
    .
  7. Organic food choices grown on small-scale organic farms help ensure independent family farmers can create a livelihood. Consider it the domestic version of fair trade.
    .
  8. Most organic food simply tastes better than the pesticide-grown counterparts.
    .
  9. Organic food is not exposed to gas-ripening like some non-organic fruits and vegetables (like bananas).
    .
  10. Organic farms are safer for farm workers. Research at the Harvard School of Public Health found a 70% increase in Parkinson’s disease among people exposed to pesticides. Choosing organic foods means that more people will be able to work on farms without incurring the higher potential health risk of Parkinson’s or other illnesses.
    .
  11. Organic food supports Wildlife Habitats. Even with commonly used amounts of pesticides, wildlife is being harmed by exposure to pesticides.
    .
  12. Eating organic may reduce your cancer risk.  The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considers 60% of herbicides, 90% of fungicides, and 30% of insecticides potentially cancer-causing.  It is reasonable to think that the rapidly increasing rates of cancer are at least partly linked to the use of these carcinogenic pesticides.
    .
  13. Choosing organic meat lessens your exposure to antibiotics, synthetic hormones, and drugs that find their way into the animals and ultimately into you.
    .
  14. Organic food is tried and tested. By some estimates genetically-modified food makes up 80% of the average person’s food consumption. Genetic modification of food is still experimental. Avoid being part of this wide scale and uncontrolled experiment.
    .
  15. Organic food supports greater biodiversity.  Diversity is fundamental to life on this planet. Genetically-modified and non-organic food is focused on high yield monoculture and is destroying biodiversity.

Adapted from  The Life Force Diet by Michelle Schoffro Cook, PhD.
Subscribe to my free e-magazine World’s Healthiest News to receive monthly health news, tips, recipes and more. Follow my blog on my site HealthySurvivalist.com, Twitter @mschoffrocook.

In Philosophy Class
this week:

2018-19 Anderson School Calendar

Second Semester

January 8 – May 24   2019

April 30, (Tuesday)                            Scarborough Renaissance Festival
CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER

May 1                                               Tuition balance due for 2019-2020

May 20                                               Prep. Day for Adventure Trip        …………………………………………………….(no school)

May 21 – 24                                        Adventure Trip (Austin, Texas)

May 24                                                Last Day of Semester

Dr. & Mrs. Anderson may schedule 2-5 additional days
(to be announced later) for In-service Training.
Visit our website at
http://www.andersonschool.net
for updated information.

    The School Calendar is subject to change.

There are no make-up days
if school is closed due to
 inclement weather.

Inclement Weather Policy:
the school will close if Fort Worth I. S. D. is closed.

(Calendar 2018-2019 / approved 7-29-18)

Lyrics/songs texts/paintings/articles
are property and copyright of their owners
and provided for educational purposes.

Copyright Disclaimer – Section 107 – Copyright Act 1976,
allowance is made for “fair use”
for purposes such as criticism, comment,
news reporting, teaching, scholarship,and research.
Fair use is permitted by copyright statute.

Non-profit, educational or personal use
tips the balance in favor of “fair use”.

© Copyright 1995-2019
The Anderson Private School.

Perishable and Momentary / Precious Moments / Friday and Monday: Easter Holidays (NO school)

As Rivers
of Time
flow
into Oceans
of Life,
Wisdom and understanding
are imparted in many spheres
of thought.

So much of Life is
illusory
and misunderstood.
It is difficult
to navigate Life
under these circumstances.
And many
never succeed.

It is difficult to navigate Life.

God made us
to be
Eternally Joyful.
And the Holy Bible
is God’s Guidebook
to Joy.
It is
a Divine Prescription
to a Happy Life.

What it prescribes
brings Infinite Joy.

“You lead me in the path of Life;
I experience absolute Joy
in Your Presence;
You always give me sheer delight.”
Psalm 16:11

.
My Dear Friends,
true happiness
can never be achieved
through perishable and momentary
Worldly things.
Eternal Happiness,
unending Joy and Contentment,
is realizing
self and God.

     Choose to observe it and give it LIFE.

Quantum mechanics
states that particles do not assume velocity or position
until they are observed.
There is no existence without
perception
.
The physical world exists
only
as sensory data in the perception of the mind,
not as a substance or a thing
in itself.

“Trust
in the LORD with all your Heart,
and do not lean on your own
understanding.”
Proverbs 3:5

My Friends,
we must bend our fragile minds
to the Will of God
and to the real Nature of His World
to become wiser tomorrow
than we are today.

“Get Wisdom; get insight;
do not forget,
and do not turn away
from the Words of My Mouth.”
Proverbs 4:5 

It is difficult to comprehend
that everything on Earth
will not exist in a definite form
until
it is observed,
until YOU
will it into existence.

Nothing in your Life
will exist,
until YOU
choose to observe it
and give it
Life.

                          Find Beauty in Life.

Our Happiness
is built upon the foundation
of a calm, stable mind
that lives in the present moment
and finds Beauty in Life
at every step.

Living in the moment
is not easy.
Our thoughts can become overwhelmed
by regrets about the past
or anxiety about the future.
These thoughts make it very hard,
if not impossible,
to enjoy the present –
to truly Live
in THIS very precious
moment.

We simply cannot and must not
live in the past,
which we can never alter,
or in a future
that may never exist.

A healthy and positive mental state
which leads to Happiness
MUST include:

Love,
Compassion,
Patience
and Generosity.

Goodnight.

“When consciousness is disengaged from objects,
Liberation from the forms
of the World-containing Space, of Time, and of Law
is attained.”
Franklin Merrell-Wolff

Precious Moments

Life provides us with a few moments,
precious moments,
to capture a reflection of Real Love.
And today I share one of those with you
in the photograph of Scarlett
with one of her many friends.
The student is Katy.
And she is the Child
that brought tears to my eyes
one day
with the softly spoken and gentle words,
“I miss Scarlett”.

Well,
I miss her too.

Our friends,
be they large or small,
children or pets,
wild ducks or even a small spider
hard at work spinning an intricate web,
teach us so much about Love and laughter
and Life.
They teach us to greet each day with Joy,
to have fun and play
and savor the the flavors of Life.
And importantly,
they teach us to be kind.
They are among Life’s greatest teachers.
And the greatest lesson they offer
is to Love one another
unconditionally.

Scarlett,
in her dying breath,
as I held her in my trembling arms,
taught me one last lesson –
that Life is brief
at best.

We need to open up our arms
and never pass by
any living creature
without sharing a moment of Joy,
for Tomorrow may
never
come
again.

 

                  Katy and Scarlett                              sharing a precious moment of Joy.

In Philosophy Class
this week:

2018-19 Anderson School Calendar

Second Semester

January 8 – May 24   2019

April 19 & 22 (Friday & Monday       Easter Holidays (NO school)

April 19 & 22 (Fri. & Mon.)                Good Friday & Easter Holidays

April 30, (Tuesday)                            Scarborough Renaissance Festival

May 1                                               Tuition balance due for 2019-2020

May 20                                               Prep. Day for Adventure Trip        …………………………………………………….(no school)

May 21 – 24                                        Adventure Trip (Austin, Texas)

May 24                                                Last Day of Semester

Dr. & Mrs. Anderson may schedule 2-5 additional days
(to be announced later) for In-service Training.
Visit our website at
http://www.andersonschool.net
for updated information.

    The School Calendar is subject to change.

There are no make-up days
if school is closed due to
 inclement weather.

Inclement Weather Policy:
the school will close if Fort Worth I. S. D. is closed.

(Calendar 2018-2019 / approved 7-29-18)

Lyrics/songs texts/paintings/articles
are property and copyright of their owners
and provided for educational purposes.

Copyright Disclaimer – Section 107 – Copyright Act 1976,
allowance is made for “fair use”
for purposes such as criticism, comment,
news reporting, teaching, scholarship,and research.
Fair use is permitted by copyright statute.

Non-profit, educational or personal use
tips the balance in favor of “fair use”.

© Copyright 1995-2019
The Anderson Private School.

The Wilderness in the Human Soul / Turmeric Powder – Health Benefits / Friday: At School Today

The Wilderness in the Human Soul

Moments ago,
the falling leaves
were teasing
the air
with ease.

And every tree
embraced the wind,
bowed with Grace
and waved goodbye
to what was now,
and is now then.

The past
dances
past our eyes
filled with surprise,
as with glorious ease
the falling leaves,
in such numbers abound,
suddenly stop
to Worship the ground.

“The wilderness is a natural place to consummate the longings of the Soul.”

“I see trees that are green
and red roses too
I watch them bloom for me and you.
And I think to myself,
Oh, what a wonderful World.
The colors of the rainbow,
so pretty in the sky,
Are also on the faces
of the people passing by.
I see friends shaking hands,
saying, “How do you do?”
But they’re really saying,
“I Love you”.
George David Weiss, Bob Thiele

The Temple
of the Lord
in form to be,
lay hidden in every
fiber
of every Sacred Tree,
ever flowing,
like the falling leaves.
And now,
to be reborn,
transfigured
into the Sacred Soil
and Sunlit with Majesty,
bequeathed again
to every Living Thing
born under the Sun,
and gifted
to you and me.

                     Sunlit with Majesty

And,
we are part in them,
now and then,
and they in us.
In every pore and cell,
our Tabernacle One –
with Beauty all about,
inseparable
and apart.

In dimensions
far asunder
and never to
part,
we feel the thunder
that echoes
in the Human Heart.

The Sacred Music
of the whispering wind,
in songs that seem never
to end,
is throbbing
to the beat
of Human Hearts,
yours and mine,
strings of Harps
waving in the
wind.

The hills and the valleys,
beckon us to come and see,
and feel the pulse
of Nature,
a Gift
intended
for you and me.

God’s Temples
are there for all
to see.
Feel the very Breath
of Life,
be a part of all there is
in the Glory
of God’s Beautiful Forests,
with His Trees
tossing their branches,
bowing in Glorious Worship.

The Wilderness in the Human Soul
lies undiscovered.

Goodnight.

Turmeric Powder – Health Benefits, Uses & Side Effects

What is Turmeric Powder?

Turmeric powder is a bright yellow powder made by dry grinding of mature turmeric rhizomes (underground stems). The use of turmeric for coloring and flavoring food, for cosmetic purposes and for medicinal properties dates back to the ancient Vedic culture of India.

Used in almost all Indian curries, this spice has almost no calories (1 tablespoon = 24 calories) and zero cholesterol. It is rich in dietary fiber, iron, potassium, magnesium and vitamin B6.

Health Benefits of Turmeric

The wide range of turmeric health benefits come mainly from its ingredient, curcumin. This widely researched component of turmeric is highly therapeutic and is used in various drugs and pharmaceutics mainly because of its immunity boosting and anti-oxidant properties.

Boosts Immunity: Curcumin has a huge therapeutic value and boosting immunity is one of the most important properties of curcumin.

“5 to 8 times stronger than vitamin E and stronger than vitamin C, this antioxidant breakthrough may help boost your immunity, maintain normal cholesterol levels, and put the brakes on aging,” says Dr. Joseph Mercola about curcumin in turmeric.

His claims are well substantiated by various studies. For example, Jagetia and Aggarwal at the Department of Experimental Therapeutics, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, USA, reported, “Interestingly, curcumin at low doses can also enhance antibody responses. This suggests that curcumin’s reported beneficial effects in arthritis, allergy, asthma, atherosclerosis, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, and cancer could be due in part to its ability to modulate the immune system.”

Turmeric for Asthma
Has Anti-inflammatory and Anti-oxidant Properties: Free radical causing oxidative damage to DNA and proteins are associated with a variety of chronic diseases such as cancer, atherosclerosis, and neurodegenerative diseases. Curcumin plays an important role in curbing these conditions. Curcumin down-regulates certain inflammatory transcription factors such as kappaB, enzymes such as cyclooxygenase 2 and 5 lipoxygenase, and cytokines such as tumor necrosis factor (TNF), interleukin-1 (IL-1) and interleukin 6 (IL-6) and hinders the development of these diseases.

Protects Against Certain Liver Diseases: It is evident from various studies conducted in rats, and a Mexican study showed that curcumin prevents acute liver damage by at least two mechanisms: acting as an antioxidant and by inhibiting NF-kappaB activation and thus production of proinflammatory cytokines. Another study published in the Fundamental & Clinical Pharmacology journal revealed that curcumin was effective in preventing and reversing cirrhosis, probably by its ability to reduce TGF-beta expression. These data suggest that curcumin could be an effective antifibrotic and fibrinolytic drug in the treatment of chronic hepatic diseases.

Curcumin Helps Prevent Liver Damage
Controls Development of Type 2 Diabetes: In people who have prediabetes, turmeric helps control development of type 2 diabetes. This has been shown in a Thai study published in the journal Diabetes Care where the researchers found that people with prediabetes who took capsules containing curcumin were less likely to go on to develop type 2 diabetes compared with people who didn’t take the curcumin capsules. The reason, says Drew Tortoriello, an endocrinologist and research scientist at the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center at Columbia University Medical Center, is that turmeric lessens insulin resistance and prevents type 2 diabetes. Curcumin, however, is not readily bioavailable; it makes sense to regularly add turmeric powder to the food even for people who are not prediabetic.

Helps Promote Weight Loss: Curcumin aids in weight loss and reduces the incidence of obesity-related diseases. The inflammation associated with obesity is due in part to the presence of immune cells called macrophages in fat tissues throughout the body. These cells produce cytokines that can cause inflammation in organs such as the heart, and islets of the pancreas, while also increase insulin resistance in muscle and liver. Scientists believe that turmeric suppresses the number and activity of these cells, and help reduce some of the adverse consequences of obesity.

Curcumin Aids in weight Loss
Improves Rheumatoid Arthritis: According to a study by Chandran and Goel at Nirmala Medical Center, Kerala, the researchers also found that curcumin treatment was safe and did not relate to any adverse events.

Treats Sprains and Swellings: Treating prains and swellings with a pinch of turmeric powder, lime and salt is an age-old home remedy practiced throughout India.

Home Remedy for Chronic Cough: Turmeric powder is an effective home remedy for chronic cough, cold and throat irritations.

Prevents and Treats Alzheimer’s Disease: Curcumin in turmeric has a potential role in the prevention and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study published in the Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology. Alzheimer’s disease is a neurodegenerative disease characterized by progressive cognitive deterioration together with declining activities of daily living and behavioral changes. Various effects of curcumin, such as decreased beta-amyloid plaques, delayed degradation of neurons, metal-chelation, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant property, improve overall memory in Alzheimer’s patients.

Prevents and Treats Certain Cancers: Researchers from Cancer Biology Research Center, South Dakota, claim that curcumin may be an effective chemopreventive and therapeutic agent for cervical cancer prevention and treatment. They found that curcumin treatment suppresses cervical cancer cell growth by altering the HPV-associated molecular pathways in cervical cancer cells.

Curcumin for Cancer Prevention

What are the Uses of Turmeric Powder?

Apart from therapeutic uses, turmeric is also used as an important condiment, in beauty products and spiritual ceremonies.

  • In India, turmeric is used in almost all curries and gravy dishes. It gives a rich color and a unique flavor to the food.
  • Turmeric is a well-known preservative. Scientists from Gujarat found that adding turmeric to paneer (cottage cheese) extends the shelf life of paneer up to 12 days.
  • Turmeric is a great pesticide. Sprinkle turmeric (powder) water near all the entry points of your house to ward of insects, ants, and termites.
  • Turmeric has an important place in Indian weddings. Turmeric paste is applied to the bride and the groom as part of the haldi ceremony just before the wedding to give them fresh glowing skins and to ward off the evil eye.
  • Turmeric is considered as a symbol of purity, prosperity, and fertility.
  • Turmeric water is poured / offered to the Gods in the temples as a part of Hindu ritual called Abhishekam.
  • The color yellow is considered sacred and auspicious in India. Any fabric dyed in turmeric is considered pure.
  • Women in India use turmeric in skin products such as creams and body scrubs to boost the glow factor.

Turmeric for Skin Care

  • Drinking turmeric tea daily may increase your life span, suggests Dr Andrew Weil. Adding one teaspoon of turmeric powder to 4 cups of boiling water, simmering it for 10 minutes and adding honey to taste can do the trick.
  • Adding turmeric to meat can reduce the levels of cancer causing heterocyclic amines (HCAs) by up to 40 percent, according to researchers from Kansas State University.

What are the Side Effects of Turmeric?

Turmeric is safe and has no side effects when used optimally. People with turmeric sensitivity can have mild stomach upset or diarrhea.

  • Use turmeric with caution if you are pregnant.
  • Turmeric can make gall bladder problems and GERD (Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disorder) worse.
  • Turmeric can slow blood clotting and might cause extra bleeding during and after surgery.

           A Gift intended for you and me.

2018-19 Anderson School Calendar

Second Semester

January 8 – May 24   2019

Mar. 29                                              At School Today

April 19 & 22 (Fri. & Mon.)                Good Friday & Easter Holidays

April 30, (Tuesday)                            Scarborough Renaissance Festival

May 1                                                 Tuition balance due for 2019-2020

May 20                                               Prep. Day for Adventure Trip        …………………………………………………….(no school)

May 21 – 24                                        Adventure Trip

May 24                                                Last Day of Semester

Dr. & Mrs. Anderson may schedule 2-5 additional days
(to be announced later) for In-service Training.
Visit our website at
http://www.andersonschool.net
for updated information.

    The School Calendar is subject to change.

There are no make-up days
if school is closed due to
 inclement weather.

Inclement Weather Policy:
the school will close if Fort Worth I. S. D. is closed.

(Calendar 2018-2019 / approved 7-29-18)

Lyrics/songs texts/paintings/articles
are property and copyright of their owners
and provided for educational purposes.

Copyright Disclaimer – Section 107 – Copyright Act 1976,
allowance is made for “fair use”
for purposes such as criticism, comment,
news reporting, teaching, scholarship,and research.
Fair use is permitted by copyright statute.

Non-profit, educational or personal use
tips the balance in favor of “fair use”.

© Copyright 1995-2019
The Anderson Private School.

The Heart of What We Seek / China’s Chili Products Contain Cancer-causing Chemical / Friday: At School (Shakespeare Preparation)

The deep plight of our Human condition
results from being so starved
from experiencing unconditional Love,
that we become emotionally and physically and Spiritually
ill.

We have all known someone
so completely deprived of Love 
that they gave up
on Life.

Unconditional Love
is at the Heart
of what we seek
throughout our brief lives.

Without such Love,
many studies have shown us
that infants, children and adults
develop severe cognitive and psychological dysfunction
or die.

 We simply MUST
find the pathway to unconditional Love.
Without it,
we will surely wither away.
Like the beautiful and precious plants
that do not receive
the Love of the Sun,
we become starved
and can no longer
survive.

Love
is the Light.

Such Love
is essential for our health.
And it is essential for our Spiritual well being.
Love is the goal of Life,
and God’s Beauty is the path
that leads to it.
Such Beauty
lies within
and all around.

               God’s Beauty is the path.

We all carry
the source of unconditional Love
deep within.
But if we fail

to keep feeling
this Love,
for ourselves and for others,
we simply wither away.
For Love without condition,
touches the deepest, most tender corner
of our Human Hearts.
And this Love
leads us to very Heart
of God.

Marianne Williamson “How odd that we spend so much time
treating the darkness,
and so little time seeking the Light.
We only get rid of darkness
by turning on the Light.”
Marianne Williamson, Tears to Triumph: The Spiritual Journey from Suffering to Enlightenment

Look for Beauty in our actions,
in what we do in our daily lives.
Enact the Beauty that we Love.
Find a deep sense of meaning,
Beauty beyond belief,
in unconditional Love,
and in Prayer.

Regardless
of what someone says or thinks or feels or does
or believes,
still Love them,
and Love them unconditionally.
Love other beautiful Creations such as the animals,
and Love your thoughts and dreams.
Love
yourself.

                 Beauty beyond belief.

Yes,
unconditional Love
can be found and felt
for ourselves.
The more we are able to Love ourselves,

the more we are able to Love others.
.
“When you accept yourself,
the whole world accepts
you.”

Lao Tzu

My Dear Friends,
unconditional Love
is the most healing force
in the Universe.
And please know
that what we Love,
we find Beautiful.

Unconditional Love
is the only thing in the entire Universe
that can enable and empower you
to experience the true joy
and peace
we so long for.
.
There are many ways

to find a deep sense of meaning
in the Beauty and the Love
that abounds all around.
One path

is to recognize the Beauty
in everyone,
and in everything.

                    What we Love, we find Beautiful.

The Holy Bible
tells us of the central role
that Love plays in our lives.
The description of God Himself is
that “God is Love”.
(1 John 4:16)
And
we are called upon
throughout His Precious Holy Word
to become perfected
in the Love of God.

My Friends,
we have Children to Bless,
wrongs to right,
Truth
to share and defend,
and Lives to devote
to others.

And
little time left
to do so.

Goodnight.

                Love other beautiful Creations.

China’s Chili Products Contain Cancer-causing Chemical

by VR Sreeraman on General Health News

A trade watchdog in China has detected a cancer-causing industrial dye in chili paste and red chili power products.
 China’s Chili Products Contain Cancer-causing Chemical

Several supermarkets and factories in Hunan province have been punished for selling and producing the products dyed with chemical compound Rhodamine B, a banned food additive.

The Changsha Industrial and Commercial Bureau revoked the license of a company while a dealer was fined tens of thousands of yuan, the Shanghai Daily reported.

The dye was added in order to improve the appearance of the products.

Hunan cuisine is known for being dry-hot, as distinct from the numbing-hot flavors of Sichuan cuisine. However, both provinces have been hit by the dyed pepper scandal.

Rhodamine B was first detected in hotpot seasonings in Chongqing in March 2011.

In Philosophy this week:

2018-19 Anderson School Calendar

Second Semester

January 8 – May 24   2019

Mar. 22                                              At School – Shakespeare Play Preparation

April 19 & 22 (Fri. & Mon.)                Good Friday & Easter Holidays

April 30, (Tuesday)                            Scarborough Renaissance Festival

May 1                                                 Tuition balance due for 2019-2020

May 20                                               Prep. Day for Adventure Trip        …………………………………………………….(no school)

May 21 – 24                                        Adventure Trip

May 24                                                Last Day of Semester

Dr. & Mrs. Anderson may schedule 2-5 additional days
(to be announced later) for In-service Training.
Visit our website at
http://www.andersonschool.net
for updated information.

    The School Calendar is subject to change.

There are no make-up days
if school is closed due to
 inclement weather.

Inclement Weather Policy:
the school will close if Fort Worth I. S. D. is closed.

(Calendar 2018-2019 / approved 7-29-18)

Lyrics/songs texts/paintings/articles
are property and copyright of their owners
and provided for educational purposes.

Copyright Disclaimer – Section 107 – Copyright Act 1976,
allowance is made for “fair use”
for purposes such as criticism, comment,
news reporting, teaching, scholarship,and research.
Fair use is permitted by copyright statute.

Non-profit, educational or personal use
tips the balance in favor of “fair use”.

© Copyright 1995-2019
The Anderson Private School.

Hope Has A Place / MORE Cancer Supplements, Herbs, Vitamins, Diet and Foods / Friday: Rollerland West

Many times
have we Prayed
with Hope in our Hearts,
that someone would hear
our song of frail desire
to be within reach
of all that
we aspire,
to be
or not to be.

Unlike the beautiful birds
of late Summer,
that too swiftly have flown away,
we are still here,
day by day,
looking up
with Hearts so full of Hope,
and speaking words
we thought we would never
say.

We barely understand.
There is
NO smile
on this planet
that can engender more
JOY
than yours.
The arms
that embrace those
you LOVE
send electric shocks
to the precious Souls
that are so dear,
that you hold so
near.

The Islands
of your eyes
may speak to
everyone.
And when they do,
you are not
alone.
And
when they are closed,
the dreamer
will not be
alone.

Is there
a sweeter song
than from the bird
in a tree.
Is there
a deeper Love
than God’s Love
for you
and me.
Listen
to the Nightingale’s beautiful
advice:
Without Love
we truly suffer
from the
Great Alone.

    Beautiful advice.

“One look at love and you may see,
it weaves a web over mystery.
All raveled treads can rend apart,
for hope has a place in a lovers heart.

Whispering words, a sigh of sighs.
the ebb and the flow of the ocean tides.
One breath, one word, may end or may start,
a hope in a place of a lovers heart.

Look to love, and you may dream.
But if it should leave then give it wings.
But if such a love is meant to be,
hope is home
and the heart is free.

Under the heavens, we journey far.
On roads of life,
we’re the wonderers.
So let love rise,
so let love depart,
let hope have a place
in the lovers heart,

hope has a place
in the lovers heart.”
EITHNE NI BHRAONAIN, NICKY RYAN, ROMA RYAN
click here to play the song

We
have riches
more than we
can claim.
As we wonder
who we are,
we can discover
that Life
is so much more
than we can
see.
The brilliance
of the Love
all around us,
in the forest of freedoms
in which we live,
far surpasses
what we can
give.

I am free because
I am not the body.
I am free because I am the Soul-bird
That flies in Infinity-Sky.
I am the Soul-child that dreams
On the Lap of the Immortal
King Supreme.”
– Sri Chinmoy

YOU
are so much more
than a Friend,
a Mother or Father
or Blessed other.

Your child
needs you far, far beyond
what you may ever truly
know.

Let your child
spend all the time
you can give,
in the glow
of the magical firelight
that is YOU.

What you cannot
feel
is never really
real.

Be
the Love
that you are.

Goodnight.

MUCH  MORE

Cancer supplements, herbs, vitamins,
diet and foods, what to eat

Natural and alternative ways to prevent and treat,
or to slow down its progression

by Ray Sahelian, M.D.

Do not feel guilty if you get cancer.

No matter how well we eat or how healthy our lifestyle, there are still factors outside of our control that can cause cancers to occur including genetics, heredity, and unknown or unpredictable environmental factors.

Do not rely on natural medicine alone if you have cancer.
Modern medicine has made many advances in the treatment of cancer. Although there is a tendency to seek alternative treatments, this should not be done by abandoning all that modern science offers.

   Anti cancer diet and foods,
what to eat and what not to eat.


Cancer risk is heavily influenced by extrinsic factors with only 10-30 percent of cancers down to intrinsic risk factors such as mutations. And food choices are an important way to alter the risk. No single food can prevent cancer, but the right combination of foods can reduce the risk.

There are a variety of ways foods can prevent, slow down, or fight this disease. Genetic differences in taste preference, food tolerance, and nutrient absorption and metabolism all influence the effect of diet on cancer risk. Some foods block natural bodily processes such as inflammation that stimulated cancer growth. Other foods influence cancer cells to die through a process called apoptosis. Still other foods help the body in detoxifying cancer-causing toxins or protecting against free radicals. Colorful vegetables and herbs are at the top of the list of anti cancer foods. Colorful berries are also excellent. Some of the most promising dietary chemopreventive agents are green tea polyphenols (i.e. catechins), long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids, carotenoids, glucosinolates / isothiocyanates, vitamins (i.e. vitamin D and folate).

Quantitative association between body mass index and the risk of cancer: A global Meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies. Higher body weight is usually associated with a higher risk for cancer. It makes sense to lose weight, or east less, in order to reduce the risk from several types of cancers.

Reduce your risk naturally.
Try to get a deep sleep at night.

Eat a healthy diet with few processed foods, and more vegetables, preferably organic. Reduce the amount of food cooked at very high temperatures. Try to maintain an appropriate body weight, losing excess pounds can reduce your risk. Many vegetables have anti-tumor activity, for instance broccoli, cauliflower and watercress.

Cruciferous Vegetables, Isothiocyanates, and Bladder Cancer Prevention. Overall, both cell and animal studies support a potential role for isothiocyanates in bladder cancer prevention and treatment.

The World Health Organization warns that processed meats – including bacon, hot dogs and sausagescan cause colon cancer.

People who consume a lot of processed carbohydrates – think snack foods and sweets – and sugary drinks face heightened risks of breast, prostate and other cancers. Substitute stevia, the no calorie natural sweetener.

People who eat more highly processed foods such as mass processed packaged bread and baked goods, chicken nuggets, frozen or shelf stable ready meals, food products made mostly from oils, fats, sugars, and instant noodles have a higher risk of cancer.

Omega-3 fatty acids from fish have a stronger effect than flaxseed and other oils when it comes to cancer prevention.

Avoid eating at least 3 hours before bed.

Eat more onions and garlic.

Of course, reduce or eliminate smoking and excessive alcohol drinking. Try to have no more than one drink of alcohol per day.
Minimize exposure to toxins.

Walk your way to wellness – By keeping your body healthy and active, walking can help you improve your mood, boost your energy, lose weight, control your blood pressure, prevent bone loss, and decrease the risks of many diseases, including cancer.

Everyone needs fats. Problems arise only when we get too much fat, or the wrong types of fat, such as trans fats and hydrogenated fats, and excess fat from dairy products and meats. Fat has been linked to an increased risk of heart disease as well as an increased exposure to certain forms of cancer.

Weigh less, live longer – Being overweight seems to play a role in cancers of the breast, colon and the lining of the uterus. Cancers of the prostate occur more often in obese men and cancers of the gall bladder, bile passages and ovaries occur more often in obese women. Fasting may reduce cancer rates according to one animal study.

Obese women have a higher risk for cancer than thinner women particularly cancers of the bowel, gallbladder, uterus, kidney, pancreas and esophagus, as well as post-menopausal breast cancers.

Seek shade, not sun – A tan is a sign of skin damage! It is a scientific fact that overexposure to the sun damages skin, causing cumulative, permanent harm, including (but not limited to) skin cancer.

Finding Fiber – Research has shown that eating more foods containing fiber can lower your risk of two fairly common, potentially fatal cancers: colon and prostate cancer. Because foods with fiber are naturally low in fat, they also protect you against other types of cancer to which a high-fat diet may contribute.

Drink tea rather than sodas or sugared drinks – Solid evidence is mounting that drinking tea can prevent cell damage that leads to cancer, heart disease and perhaps other ills. Tea is loaded with phytochemicals–a wide range of molecules that can act as antioxidants. Such compounds counteract the damage done to DNA cells by free radicals–charged particles produced by sunlight, chemicals, many foods and simply the stress of day-to-day living.

Cancer supplements, herbs, vitamins,  plant extracts with potential anti cancer activity

There are countless herbs that have been found to have anti-tumor activity in laboratory studies. Whether these herbs and dietary supplement have a role to play in cancer treatment or prevention in humans is not clear at this time. Even if they do, the appropriate dosage and best way to use them is not well known. However, if your doctor approves, you could try some of these herbal and nutritional supplements.

There are numerous reports of cancer preventive activity of dietary botanicals, including cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage and broccoli, allium vegetables such as garlic and onion, green tea, citrus fruits, soybeans, berries, and ginger, as well as medicinal plants. Several compounds, such as genistein (from soybeans), lycopene (from tomatoes), brassinin (from cruciferous vegetables), sulforaphane (from asparagus), indole-3-carbinol (from broccoli), and resveratrol (from grapes) are being tested.

Amla herb has polyphenols and tannins with anti-cancer activities.

Berries and berry extracts such as acai, black or red raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, noni, and wolfberry have numerous anticancer compounds.

Broccoli vegetable and broccoli sprout extract are excellent options.

Carnosine supplementation
Antioxidant, Anti-inflammatory, and Genomic Stability Enhancement Effects of Zinc l-carnosine: A Potential Cancer Chemopreventive Agent?

Chrysin flavonoid is beginning to be studied with good potential. In rodents it can reduce testosterone induced prostate enlargement.

Curcumin may help fight bladder, breast, colon, prostate, and other forms of cancer. Researchers have found in the lab that curcumin can enhance the cancer-fighting power of treatment with TRAIL, a naturally occurring molecule that helps kill cancer cells. TRAIL stands for tumor necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand. In an experiment with human prostate cancer cells in a laboratory dish, the combination treatment killed off two to three times more cells than either treatment alone. Curcumin exerts multiple different suppressive effects on human breast carcinoma cells in vitro.

Carotenoids show a prominent role in decreasing the incidence of various cancers.

Vitamin D has an important role to play in prevention. Cancer rates are different at different latitudes of the globe. Rates of breast, colon and ovarian cancer are lower in sunnier regions of the world than in Northern climates where cold winters limit people’s sun exposure. Sunlight triggers the synthesis of vitamin D in the skin, and people who get little sun exposure tend to have lower stores of the vitamin. More than three-fourths of people with a variety of cancers have low levels of vitamin D, and the lowest levels are associated with more advanced cancers.

Vitamin E is of benefit, particularly the natural form complex as opposed to synthetic vitamin E.

Goji berry could be of benefit, but human studies are lacking.

Green Tea has polyphenolic compounds such as EGCG that are protective against various forms of cancer.

Graviola fruit, also known as soursop, grows in the Amazon jungle and some of the Caribbean islands. See graviola cancer latest research, a web site that is updated regularly.

AHCC — Active Hexose-correlated Compound — is a mushroom extract that has been tested as an immune enhancing, liver protective and anti-cancer agent.

Ashwagandha has many compounds that have been found to have activity against lung, colon, breast, and central nervous system tumors.

Calcium D Glucarate is a natural supplement.

Cat’s Claw extracts exert a direct anti-proliferative activity on MCF7 breast cancer cell lines. Cats-Claw supplements can improve quality of life in those with advanced tumors.

DIM-Diindolylmethane supplement is another good option.

Indole 3 Carbinol is available as a supplement.

Mangosteen has powerful xanthones. As of 2017, I am not aware of human studies with mangosteen in the prevention or treatment of cancer.

Milk thistle contains silymarin and other flavonoids that have been found to have anti-tumor action in bladder and prostate cancer cells.

Noni fruit juice contains a polysaccharide-rich substance called Noni-ppt with anti-tumor activity.

Reishi mushroom water soluble extracts inhibit colon tumors in mice. Reishi may be helpful in advanced-stage cancers and has shown activity against prostate cancer cells.

Agaricus mushroom has been studied as a mushroom extract cancer treatment with good early results.

Resveratrol shows promise in neuroblastoma and breast cancer.
Integr Cancer Ther. 2014. Efficacy of Antioxidants as a Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) in Combination With the Chemotherapeutic Agent Doxorubicin. Resveratrol and curcumin have the potential to be clinically applied to prevent cardiac toxicity and hand-foot syndrome and enhance the anticancer efficiency of Doxorubicin.

Maitake mushroom is often used in Japan

Calcium mineral has been associated with a lower risk of colon cancer, so has vitamin D.

IP-6, Inositol hexaphosphate, is a naturally polyphosphorylated carbohydrate found in beans, brown rice, corn, sesame seeds, wheat bran, and other high fiber foods. IP-6 has been reported to have in vivo and in vitro anticancer activity against numerous tumors, such as colon, prostate, breast, liver, chronic myeloid leukemia, and rhabdomyosarcomas. Significant human trials are lacking and hence we do not currently know whether taking IP-6 supplements is helpful in cancer prevention or therapy.

Melatonin, a pineal hormone, is a potent antioxidant and has been shown to inhibit estrogen-responsive human breast cancer cells and augment the effectiveness of tamoxifen.

Can one integrate anti-caner herbs with cancer medications / chemotherapy drugs? Do herbs — such as graviola, mangosteen, mushroom extracts. — enhance the immune system while taking cancer drugs?

A. There are multiple forms of cancers — in different stages of growth and metastasis — and there are numerous chemo drugs that are prescribed (in different dosages), and countless herbs that have anti-cancer potential. Little research has been published regarding their interactions and whether they would help or harm when combined. Therefore it is nearly impossible to make any definitive statements. Making it even more difficult to predict is the timing of the herbal use with chemo drugs, and each person’s individual and unique response along with the influence of weight, smoking, alcohol use, diet, exercise, sleep habits, etc. Cancer prevention or treatment with herbal medicines is an area that has a lot of potential for exploration.

Supplements that may be helpful for those on chemotherapy
Carnitine improves fatigue in those who are undergoing chemotherapy treatment for cancer.
Glutamine supplementation can lessen loss of protein in the muscle and protect immune and gut-barrier function during radio-chemotherapy in patients with advanced cancer.
Glutamine supplement may also be helpful for mucositis induced by cancer treatment.
SAM-e may have a protective effect in cancer chemotherapy-induced liver toxicity, do not use more than 100 mg a day.

CoQ10
Improved survival in patients with end-stage cancer treated with coenzyme Q10 and other antioxidants: a pilot study.
J Int Med Res. 2010.
This pilot study evaluated the survival of patients with end-stage cancer who received supplements of coenzyme Q10 and a mixture of other antioxidants (e.g. vitamin C, selenium, folic acid and beta-carotene). During a period of 9 years, 41 patients who had end-stage cancer were included. Primary cancers were located in the breast, brain, lungs, kidneys, pancreas, esophagus, stomach, colon, prostate, ovaries and skin. The median actual survival was 40% longer than the median predicted survival.

Additional Herbs and compounds
Celery seed extract
D Glucarate supplement

Indole-3-carbinol supplement
Mistletoe herb
Morinda citrifolia extract
S
ulforaphane, found in broccoli and Brussels sprouts, slows the growth of human breast cancer cells in the lab. It disrupts the action of protein ‘microtubules’ within the cells, which are vital for the success of cell division. It also has effects on detoxification enzymes that can defend against cancer-promoting substances.
Vitamin K supplement

Tongkat ali — Beta-carboline alkaloids isolated from tongkat ali have demonstrated significant cytotoxicity against human lung cancer (A-549) and human breast cancer (MCF-7) cell lines. In plain English, this means that some compounds in this plant can kill cancer cells. The practical significance of this finding in humans is not clear at this time.

Supplements used for radiation therapy
Aloe vera gel may be helpful for skin damage as a consequence of radiation therapy.

Natural cancer treatments worth trying
Yoga, hypnosis, meditation, biofeedback, imagery, and support groups can help ease the anxiety and post-chemo or radiation treatment consequences. Different vitamins and other micronutrients in vegetables, fruits, and other natural plant products may prevent cancer development (carcinogenesis) by interfering with detrimental actions of mutagens, carcinogens, and tumor promoters. There’s a lot of controversy surrounding alternative treatments, and more research is needed before we have more confidence in these approaches.

Fasting before chemo
Enhanced Therapeutic Efficacy in Cancer Patients by Short-term Fasting: The Autophagy Connection. Preclinical studies suggest that fasting prior to chemotherapy may be a good strategy to protect patients against the side effects of chemotherapy and it could sensitize cancer cells to chemotherapy. Fasting results in a decrease of circulating growth factors which prompt normal cells to redirect energy toward cell maintenance and repair processes, rather than growth and proliferation. Fasting is also known to upregulate autophagy, an evolutionarily conserved catabolic process that is upregulated in response to various cell stressors.

Factors that cause cancer
Diet and speed of growth as a child are both significant causes of cancer, but many Americans still incorrectly believe that factors such as pesticides or pollution are bigger causes. Diets that have a high content of fruits, vegetables and whole grains and that go are low on red meats, dairy products and fats protect against heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Hormones that cause the body to grow quickly may be involved in some cancers. Tall people have a higher risk of cancer than shorter people. Breastfeeding reduces the risk of cancer for mother and child.
Repeated CT scans increase the risk.
Several studies, mostly involving Western populations, have found that cancer risk increases with height. Taller people are more likely to succumb to this disease. American Journal of Epidemiology, 2009.

What about high alkaline foods and water?
The kidneys and lungs can easily make the blood the normal pH necessary for proper body functioning even if high alkaline foods or water are consumed.

Role of alcohol
Men who drink beer or liquor on a regular basis have a higher risk of several different types of cancer. Among 3,600 Canadian men ages 35 to 70, those who averaged at least a drink per day had higher risks of a number of cancers than men who drank occasionally or not at all — including cancers of the esophagus, stomach, colon, lungs, pancreas, liver and prostate. When the researchers looked at individual types of alcohol, though, only beer and “spirits” — and not wine — were linked to elevated cancer risks. Cancer Prevention and Detection 2009.

Exercise and physical activity
Exercise is particularly important for overweight survivors of breast, prostate, and colorectal cancers, because lifestyle factors can significantly affect their quality of life. Men who exercise hard are less likely to die from cancer. British Journal of Sports Medicine, July 2009.

Pollution and environmental exposure
To lessen cancer risks:
Remove shoes before entering the home to avoid tracking in toxic chemicals such as pesticides.
Filter tap water.
Use stainless steel, glass or BPA-free plastic water bottles.
Microwave in ceramic or glass instead of plastic containers.
Minimize consumption of food grown with pesticides and meat raised with antibiotics and growth hormone.
Minimize consumption of processed, charred or well-done meats, which contain carcinogenic heterocyclic amines and polyaromatic hydrocarbons.
Reduce radiation from X-rays and other medical sources.
Reduce your exposure to three dangerous chemicals: formaldehyde, benzene and radon. Almost all homes contain formaldehyde, considered a probable human carcinogen by the Environmental Protection Agency. Formaldehyde is used in plywood, particle board, foam insulation, carpet and draperies, furniture, permanent press fabrics and toiletries. Exposure is highest when these are newly installed. Many Americans are exposed to formaldehyde at work, raising their risk of dying from Hodgkin’s lymphoma and other cancers. Exposure to benzene is widespread. Exhaust from cars and other vehicles contain benzene, listed as a known human carcinogen by the EPA. Radon, which forms naturally and can collect in homes, is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, behind smoking.

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Prevalence, incidence
Breast and prostate cancer head the list of the most common cancers, regardless of race, among American women and men. Cancer is the second-leading cause of death in the US and the American Cancer Society estimates that in 2016 approximately 1.5 million Americans received a new diagnosis and over half-a-million Americans died of the disease.

Just four types account for half of all cancers in the U.S.: prostate, breast, lung and colorectal tumors.

Those who are tall are more likely to get this disease which may account why men have a slightly higher incidence, particularly of kidney, melanoma, and hematological malignancies. Many cancer survivors have unresolved physical and mental health issues long after being cured.

Each day, your immune system spots and destroys cells that could easily go on to become cancerous, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, news release, Feb. 2, 2014.

Knowing one’s genetic risk for cancer may not have a strong influence in changing behavior which makes one question whether such tests are necessary or helpful, Oct. 21, 2014, Annals of Internal Medicine.
Chemotherapy may worsen quality of life for some cancer patients who are nearing death. Cancer specialist doctors may presume there to be no harm in giving dying patients chemotherapy, but data point to more harm than benefit.

Bladder cancer
This
is the fourth and eighth most common cancer in men and women in the United States, respectively. Flavonoid phytochemicals are being studied for both prevention and therapy of various human malignancies including bladder Cancer. One such naturally occurring flavonoid is silibinin isolated from milk thistle. Cigarette smoking is confirmed as a risk factor for bladder cancer.

Green tea extract may interfere with a process that helps early bladder cancer to spread throughout the body. The findings bolster ongoing studies into green tea extract as a cancer treatment — and may give green tea drinkers more reason to savor every cup. When human bladder cells were exposed to both a cancer-causing chemical and green tea extract, the extract interfered with a particular process by which early cancer cells become invasive and spread throughout body tissue. This process involves the “remodeling” of actin, a structural protein in cells that is essential for cell movement. Actin remodeling allows cancer cells to move and invade nearby healthy tissue. Based on the new findings, green tea extract may get in the way of this process by activating a protein known as Rho, which helps regulate actin’s organization in cells and has been implicated in tumor development and progression.

Bone Cancer
Harvard University is investigating an allegation that a dentistry professor downplayed research showing an increased risk of bone cancer for boys who drink fluoridated tap water. Chester Douglass, who heads Harvard’s Department of Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology, received a $1.3 million grant in 1992 from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to conduct a study of fluoride exposure and osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer. Douglass’ 1992-1999 study found that the odds of having osteosarcoma after drinking fluoridated water were “not statistically different” from those who drank non-fluoridated water. But Elise Bassin, a doctoral student who Douglass supervised, reported in her 2001 thesis that boys who drink fluoridated water appear to have an increased risk of developing the bone cancer. Her findings were based on some of the same people used in Douglass’ study. The Environmental Working Group filed an ethics complaint against Douglass In June 2005 after discovering that Douglass cited Bassin’s research in his final grant report. In it, he said her work supported his claim that there was no significant risk from fluoridated water, even though Bassin had found a strong link between fluoride levels in tap water and an increased osteosarcoma risk for boys. There appears to be a conflict of interest between Douglass’ research and his position as editor-in-chief of The Colgate Oral Health Report, a quarterly newsletter funded by Colgate-Palmolive Co., which makes fluoridated toothpaste.

Brain cancer
The number of brain tumor cases in the US and Europe has increased by up to 40% in the past 20 years. The incidence rate for brain tumors is increasing among people of all ages, but males between 20 and 40 years old are the most affected. Epidemiological studies indicate that white collar workers — intellectuals and professionals — are among the most affected. The reason is still unknown, though environmental causes such as cellular phones, computers and exposure to electromagnetic fields cannot be ruled out.

Children fathered by men who have been exposed to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) apparently have increased odds of developing brain tumors. Parental exposure to PAH, which occurs primarily through tobacco smoke, occupational exposure, and air pollution, could increase the risk of cancer during childhood.

Resveratrol, found in red wine, shows promise for the treatment of neuroblastoma.
In survivors of childhood cancer, exposure to radiation therapy, especially before 5 years of age, is the most important risk factor for the development of a new primary tumor of the central nervous system (CNS). The most common CNS tumors in these children are gliomas and meningiomas, which are primarily located in the brain but can occur elsewhere.
Coffee and tea lovers may have a decreased likelihood of developing the most common form of malignant brain tumor in adults. A study of more than 500,000 European adults adds to evidence from a recent U.S. study linking higher coffee and tea intake to a lower risk of gliomas, a group of brain tumors that makes up about 80 percent of malignant brain cancers in adults. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, online September 15, 2010.

Breast Cancer — for a fuller discussion, click the link below
Breast cancer is the most common non-skin malignancy in women in the United States and is second only to lung cancer as a cause of cancer-related deaths.
A high-fiber low-fat diet reduces blood levels of estrogen in women with breast cancer, researchers report. This may help keep the disease in check, as breast cancers are sometimes driven by female hormones.
    Even moderate physical activity over the course of a lifetime can reduce a young woman’s risk.
Having breast cancer tissue sampled with a needle seems to increase the odds that disease will also be found in an armpit lymph node called the sentinel node, new research suggests. The spread of breast cancer to the sentinel node adversely affects a woman’s survival and influences the treatment received. As reported in the Archives of Surgery, Dr. Nora M. Hansen of the John Wayne Cancer Institute at Saint John’s Health Center, Santa Monica, California hypothesized that the method used to obtain specimens from the breast tumor might influence the spread of cancer to the sentinel node. To investigate, the researchers studied 663 women with proven breast cancer. Of the cancers, about half were biopsied with a needle, while the remainder involved actual removal of the tumor. Women who had a needle biopsy were about 50 percent more likely to have cancer in the sentinel node than women who underwent tumor removal. The researchers suggest that the increased risk of sentinel node disease may be “due in part to the mechanical disruption of the tumor by the needle,” and they call for further studies to confirm these findings. Archives of Surgery, June 2004.
A high-fiber low-fat diet reduces blood levels of estrogen in women with breast cancer. This may help keep the disease in check, as breast cancers are sometimes driven by female hormones.
High-carb diets may increase more than just waistlines. New research suggests they might raise the risk of breast cancer.
Genistein, which has weak estrogenic and antiestrogenic properties, may be one of the the components in the soy-based Asian diet that helps prevent breast cancer by its effects on biochemistry early in life. Reduced caloric consumption by Asians may be another reason for the lower rate of breast cancer.
One test tube study indicates saw palmetto slows the growth of breast cancer cells.
Consider the following supplements: Black Cohosh, Cat’s Claw,  Curcumin, Green Tea, and Melatonin. You can read more about them by clicking on the links here or at the top of the page.

Cervical
Screening should begin within 3 years after a woman begins having vaginal intercourse, but no later than 21 years of age. If traditional Pap test results are obtained, screening should be done every year. If liquid-based Pap tests are used, screening should be done every 2 years. Many American women who have had a complete hysterectomy are having Pap smear screenings even though they are not at risk of cervical cancer.
Women infected with human papillomavirus (HPV) may reduce the odds that the virus will persist by increasing the amount of certain carotenoids– plant compounds with antioxidant properties – in their diets. Specifically, the study found that increasing dietary intake of lutein/zeaxanthin, beta-cryptoxanthin, vitamin C, and papaya appears to lower the risk of persistent HPV infection, a strong risk factor for cervical cancer.

Colon cancer
Eating lots of preserved meats such as salami, bacon, cured ham and hot dogs could increase the risk of bowel cancer by 50 percent. Fiber found in vegetables, fruits, and whole grain cereals and legumes may reduce colon cancer risk. A daily calcium supplement protects against colon polyps, particularly the advanced type that go on to become cancer.
Sigmoidoscopy is recommended every 5 years starting at age 50.
Despite recent advances in screening and treatment for colon cancer, the number of people dying from the disease has remained steady since the late 1980s.
Higher milk and calcium consumption is linked with reduced odds of developing colorectal cancer, according to an analysis of ten studies.   

Endometrial
Risk factors are unopposed estrogen therapy, late menopause, tamoxifen, nulliparity, infertility, polycystic ovary syndrome, diabetes, and obesity. Most endometrial cancers are diagnosed at an early stage when there is unexpected bleeding or spotting.
Regular consumption of soy foods seems to reduce a woman’s risk of getting cancer of the endometrium, the lining of the uterus, according to a study conducted in Shanghai. This benefit is most pronounced among overweight women. The estrogens women produce are known to play a key role in the development of endometrial cancer, the researchers note in this week’s British Medical Journal. Soy foods contain isoflavones with both estrogen-like and anti-estrogen activities.

Esophageal or esophagus
The most prominent, scientifically supported, and long-regarded risk factors for esophageal cancer are tobacco, alcohol, and reflux esophagitis. Dietary habits, nutrition, local customs, and the environment are contributing factors. Along these lines, vitamins, minerals, fruits, vegetables, meats, fats, salted foods, nitrogen compounds, carcinogens, mycotoxins, and even the temperature of what we consume (for instance drinking very hot tea or coffee) are increasingly regarded as potential etiologies for this deadly although potentially preventable disease.

Carbonated drinks may raise the risk of esophageal cancer. A team at Tata Memorial Hospital in India found a strong correlation between the rise in per capita consumption of carbonated soft drinks in the past 50 years and a documented increase in rates of esophageal cancer in the United States. Team members studied U.S. Department of Agriculture data to find that per capita consumption of carbonated drinks rose by more than 450 percent, from 10 gallons on average in 1946 to 49 gallons in 2000. And over the past 25 years, the incidence of esophageal cancer has risen by more than 570 percent in white American men. Esophageal cancer affected 13,900 U.S. men and women in 2003, of whom more than 10,000 were men, and killed almost all of them, according to the American Cancer Society. The number of esophageal cancer cases clearly followed the rise in intake of carbonated soft drinks, the researchers found.
Research in China provides further evidence that exposure to silica dust raises the risk of cancer of the esophagus, the organ that connects the mouth with the stomach. The association was first noted in 1968, when a high rate of esophagus cancer was observed among residents of a South African village, which seemed to result, in part, from silica contamination of their diet. Since then, numerous other reports have verified this association. In the present study, Dr. Ignatius Tak Sun Yu, of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and colleagues evaluated death from esophagus cancer among nearly 3000 caisson workers and non-caisson workers exposed to silica. Caisson workers were defined as subjects who worked underground in settings with high levels of silica dust. The researchers’ findings appear in the International Journal of Cancer. Compared with the general population, the workers were 2.2-times more likely to die from esophageal cancer. The elevated risk was 4.21-fold for the caisson subset of workers.
In patients with early-stage cancer of the esophagus, those who were treated with radiation and chemotherapy before surgery lived more than twice as long as those who were treated with surgery alone.
Persistent hiccupping in addition to weight-loss and difficulty swallowing could be a warning sign of cancer of the esophagus. Hiccups are caused by the involuntary spasm of the diaphragm, which causes the vocal cords to close very briefly. Eating too quickly or too much, coughing, laughing and too much alcohol are thought to cause hiccups. In cancer patients, hiccups could be linked to the vagal nerve or phrenic nerve, the motor nerve of the diaphragm.
There is no association between the use of carbonated beverages and risk of subsequent development of cancer of the esophagus.
About a third of East Asians — Chinese, Japanese and Koreans — have an enzyme deficiency that puts them at higher risk of developing esophageal cancer when they drink alcohol.
Overweight teens are at increased risk for developing it later in life. Cancer, news release, Oct. 14, 2013. Exercise lowers the risk.
Bisphosphonates, drugs sold as Fosamax, Actonel, Boniva and other brands, are widely used after menopause to prevent or treat osteoporosis. They increase the risk.
Dig Liver Dis. 2008. Synergistic effect of paeonol and cisplatin on oesophageal cancer cell lines.
Drinking plus being overweight is a bad combo when it comes to esophageal cancer.

Head and Neck cancers
Chronic tobacco smoking and alcohol consumption are well-established risk factors for the development of squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck. There are, however, a variety of other habitual and culturally based activities that are less commonly seen in the Western world and that are also risks factors for the development of this type of cancer. In this era of globalization, many of these habits have now crossed borders and appear in various areas throughout the world. These factors include chewing tobacco and snuff, areca nut in its various forms, and Khat leaves.

People who eat plenty of fruits and vegetables have a lower risk of developing cancers of the head and neck. Researchers at the National Cancer Institute found that among more than 490,000 Americans age 50 and up, those who consumed the most fruits and vegetables were the least likely to develop cancers of the mouth, throat or voice box. Smoking and heavy drinking are two major risk factors for head and neck cancers. (International Journal of Cancer, May 15, 2008.)

People with cancers of the head or neck have better survival odds if they have private health insurance. Head and neck cancers include cancers of the mouth, throat, nasal cavity, salivary glands and lymph nodes of the neck. Most cases are linked to smoking, with excessive drinking being the other major risk factor.

Intestinal
Diets high in saturated fat appear to increase the risk of cancer of the small intestine. The small intestine makes up 75 percent of the digestive tract, yet rarely do cancers develop there, more often showing up in the large intestine, or colon. (Cancer Research, November 15, 2008.)

Kidney
A diet high in refined cereals, and bread in particular, is associated with an elevated risk of renal cell carcinoma (RCC), the main type of kidney cancer.
Eating red meat may increase a person’s risk of developing renal cell carcinoma — which accounts for 85 percent of kidney cancer, while eating vegetables may provide a protective effect. Dr. Nabih R. Asal of the University of Florida, Gainesville found that people who ate lots of white bread and white potatoes were at greater risk of the disease than their peers who ate these foods less frequently. (Journal of the American Dietetic Association, April 2009.)

Leukemia
Living near a fuel station may quadruple the risk of acute leukemia in children,. French scientists who carried out a study of more than 500 infants found that a child whose home was near a fuel station or vehicle-repair garage was four times as likely to develop leukemia as a child whose home was further away. And the longer a child had lived nearby, the higher the risk of leukemia seemed to be. The prevalence of childhood leukemia is four in every 100,000 children, but it is the most common type of childhood cancer in developed countries. Few clear risk factors have been identified for the childhood variant, but exposure to benzene in the workplace has been identified as a possible factor in leukemia in adults. The risk appeared to be even greater for acute non-lymphoblastic leukemia, which was seven times more common among children living close to a fuel station or commercial garage.

Kids with leukemia do not take enough antioxidants, which raises their risk of side effects during chemotherapy. Chemotherapy produces changes that stress the body’s antioxidant defense system. Therefore, it’s important that the diets of cancer patients contain adequate amounts of antioxidants. In a 6-month study, the researchers examined antioxidant intake and chemotherapy side effects in 103 children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), the most common cancer in kids. During the study period subjects ingested vitamin E, total carotenoids, beta-carotene, and vitamin A in amounts that were 66, 30, 59, and 29 percent, respectively, of the US recommended dietary allowance. Greater intake of vitamin C was associated with fewer therapy delays, less side effects, and fewer days spent in the hospital. Similarly, the risk of infection and side effects decreased as vitamin E and beta-carotene intake increased.

Regular consumption of fruits and vegetables during the first two years of life is associated with a reduced risk of childhood leukemia.

Living near a high-voltage power line roughly doubles the risk of childhood cancers such as leukaemia.

Rosemary extracts have been found to be helpful.
Children being treated for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) seem more able to deal with their treatment if their levels of antioxidants don’t drop too much.
Parthenolide, a compound found in feverfew, has been tested against chronic myelogenous leukemia.

Liver
Heavy alcohol use, diabetes, and viral hepatitis combine synergistically to raise the risk of developing liver cancer. Carnitine may be helpful.

Lung
In people at high risk for lung cancer, low-dose CT scanning of the chest may detect early lung cancer. However, “its usefulness as a screening tool is limited because it misses tumors in certain areas of the lung and often falsely identifies harmless spots as being cancerous.

Workers exposed to the pesticide chlorpyrifos have an elevated risk of lung cancer and lung disease. Annual screening for lung cancer using computed tomography (CT) can help detect the disease at its earliest, most curable stage, but it does not reduce mortality from the disease and could actually result in more harm than good.

Plenty of sunshine and vitamin D may help people with early stage lung cancer survive longer after surgery. Patients who had high levels of vitamin D and had lung cancer surgery in sunny months were more than twice as likely to be alive five years after surgery compared to patients with low levels of vitamin D who had surgery in the winter. Exposure to sunshine is a significant source of vitamin D, which also comes from food and dietary supplements.

A study conducted in an area of Italy where residential radon levels are high confirms that the risk of lung cancer increases in step with levels of radon exposure, but that the Mediterranean diet may modify the effects. In the study, researchers examined the association between indoor radon exposure and lung cancer in 384 “case” patients with lung cancer and 404 control patients without lung cancer. They considered the potential role of smoking, diet, and other risk factors. The researchers determined residential history during the 30-year period ending 5 years prior to enrollment. Radon detectors were placed in the main bedroom and the living room in each residence for two consecutive 6-month periods. Confirming prior studies, the researchers found a positive link between indoor radon and lung cancer. The odds of developing lung cancer rose with increasing levels of residential radon exposure. Overall, the increase was generally not statistically significant, although significance was reached for some high radon exposure categories. They also report that individuals with low-medium consumption of dietary oxidants tended to be at greater risk for developing lung cancer. The possibility that dietary antioxidants may modify the effects of radon on lung cancer risk should be studied further, they conclude. SOURCE: International Journal of Cancer, May 10, 2005.

Although both marijuana and tobacco smoke are packed with cancer-causing chemicals, other qualities of marijuana seem to keep it from promoting lung cancer. The difference rests in the often opposing actions of the nicotine in tobacco and the active ingredient, THC, in marijuana, says Dr. Robert Melamede of the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs. Whereas nicotine has several effects that promote lung and other types of cancer, THC acts in ways that counter the cancer-causing chemicals in marijuana smoke. Lab research indicates that nicotine activates a body enzyme that converts certain chemicals in both tobacco and marijuana smoke into cancer-promoting form. In contrast, studies in mice suggest that THC blocks this enzyme activity.

Eating cruciferous vegetables, such as cabbage, broccoli and sprouts, protects against the development of lung cancer. A person’s genetic makeup may influence these anti-cancer benefits.
Despite large declines in smoking rates, cigarettes still cause about one-third of cancer deaths in the United States.

Lymphoma
Infection with hepatitis C virus nearly doubles the risk of developing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a cancer involving the lymph nodes. People who undergo chest radiation therapy early in life to treat Hodgkin’s disease — a type of lymphoma — appear to be at increased risk of cardiovascular abnormalities.

Melanoma skin cancer
Australia has the highest skin cancer rate in the world and despite decades of health campaigning the rate of melanoma, which is the most common kind of skin cancer, is soaring. The melanoma rate rose 12 percent in men and 15 percent in women in the last 10 years, and is expected to rise another 11 percent.

Neuroblastoma
Zeaxanthin is an interesting nutrient that has been looked at as a treatment for neuroblastoma.

Oral
Many healthy people who smoke or drink may have a genetic alteration in the cells of the mouth and throat that could signal an increased risk of developing cancer.

A simple inspection of the mouth by trained healthcare workers could reduce oral cancer deaths worldwide by at least 37,000 annually. Oral cancer is a common problem among men in developing countries, and is often associated with tobacco or alcohol use. Short of convincing people not to engage in these activities — which is notoriously difficult — detecting and treating early disease may be the best approach. Visual inspection of the mouth has proven to be a simple and accurate means of screening for oral cancer.

Ovarian
After following more than 60,000 women for an average of 13.5 years, Swedish researchers found that those who drank at least two glasses of milk every day or consumed at least four daily servings of dairy products were twice as likely to develop serous epithelial ovarian cancer as those who consumed less than two servings of dairy a day.
Increased risk with postmenopausal estrogen use. Decreased risk with aspirin use. Women who eat plenty of vegetables, particluarly carrots, tomatoes and other foods high in carotene and lycopene may reduce their risk.

A case-control study of diet and the risk of ovarian cancer. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2004 Sep;13(9):1521-7. Epidemiologic studies have suggested that some dietary factors may play a role in the etiology of ovarian cancer, but the findings have been inconsistent. We assessed the association of ovarian cancer with dietary factors in a population-based case-control study in Canada. Diet information was collected on 442 incident cases of ovarian cancer diagnosed in 1994 to 1997 and 2,135 population controls via a self-administered questionnaire. We did not observe an association of ovarian cancer risk with dietary fat intake, including saturated, monounsaturated, and polyunsaturated fatty acids, protein, carbohydrate, dietary fiber, fruit, dairy products, meat products, fish, chicken, grain products, nut products, baked desserts, margarine, butter, mayonnaise, and supplement of multiple vitamins, vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, iron, zinc, and selenium. Our findings suggested that ovarian cancer risk was positively associated with higher consumption of dietary cholesterol and eggs and inversely associated with higher intake of total vegetables and cruciferous vegetables and supplementation of vitamin E, beta-carotene, and B-complex vitamins.

Pancreatic
Physical activity decreases risk, obesity increases risk. A diet high in vegetables reduces the risk of pancreatic cancer. Smokers who consume diets rich in saturated fat may be at increased risk of pancreatic cancer. Processed meats increase the risk of pancreatic cancer.

Penile
A sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer is also a cause for half of all cases of cancer of the penis, Perhaps human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines for cervical cancer are also likely to be effective in the fight against penile cancer. Merck & Co’s Gardasil and GlaxoSmithKline’s Cervarix are both used widely to immunize girls against HPV infection, which can lead to cancer of the cervix. However, penile cancer is quite rare, accounting for less than 1 percent of adult male cancers in Europe and North America, although the incidence can be as high as 10 percent in parts of Africa and Asia. Worldwide, there are more than 25,000 new cases every year.

Prostate tumors
Click prostate cancer for a full discussion of the latest research on diet and natural supplements involved in the prevention or treatment of prostate cancer.

Skin
Is the use of sunscreens effective in preventing wrinkles or damage to skin leading to abnormal growth leading to skin cancer?

Stomach
Regularly consuming hot dogs, salami, bacon, smoked ham, or other processed meat products may raise the risk of stomach cancer.

Testicular or testis
Testicular cancer occurs in about 8000 men each year.
Q. I am a 43 year old male who recently underwent an inguinal orchiectomy – 10 days ago. I noticed I was having some ”hot flashes” last week while I was recovering, and informed my Urologist about these symptoms. He had blood drawn from me (not in the morning as suggested), the findings indicated I had an abnormally low testosterone count of 26 nanograms per deciliter. To back up somewhat, I had been taking about 250 mg of DHEA per day for well over a year and only discontinued it’s use about 5 days prior to my diagnosis of testicular cancer. So, as of today I have been off DHEA for approximately 2 weeks. Now my Doctor has me on a topical gel to replace testosterone and has basically told me I am stuck with this for life. I have one testicle, but it appears to not be functioning.
A. This is interesting, I do not know if taking the high dosages of DHEA had an influence on the testicular cancer formation.

Throat
Drinking alcohol and smoking cigarettes increase the risk.

Uterine
The use of clomiphene citrate to induce ovulation in women with fertility problems appears to be associated with an increased risk of uterine cancer.

What is it?
A cancer is a cell that has lost its normal control mechanisms and thus has unregulated growth. Cancer can develop from any tissue within any organ. As cells grow and multiply, they form a mass of cancerous tissue that invades adjacent tissues and can spread (metastasize) around the body

Cancer cells develop from normal cells in a complex process called transformation. The first step in the process is initiation, in which a change in the cell’s genetic material primes the cell to become cancerous. The change in the cell’s genetic material is brought about by an agent called a carcinogen–such as a chemical, virus, radiation, or sunlight. However, not all cells are equally susceptible to carcinogens. A genetic flaw in the cell or another agent, called a promoter, may make it more susceptible. Even chronic physical irritation may make cells more susceptible to becoming cancerous. In the next step, promotion, a cell that has been initiated becomes cancerous. Several factors, often the combination of a susceptible cell and a carcinogen, are needed to cause cancer. About 15 to 20 percent of cancers are associated with an infection, for instance viruses with cervical cancer and helicobacter pylori with gastric cancer.

Radiation exposure
Nuclear industry workers exposed to chronic low doses of radiation have a slightly higher risk of developing cancer. Approximately one person out of 1,000 would develop cancer from exposure to the amount of radiation from a single, average whole body CT-scan. Even very low doses of radiation pose a risk of cancer over a person’s lifetime, including radiation from routine X-rays.

People who get whole-body X-ray scans in the hope of finding tumors at their earliest stages may, ironically, be raising their overall risk of cancer. The scans are marketed as a way to catch cancer before symptoms begin, but the radiation from the scans themselves could cause cancer.

Work exposure of toxins
Death rates, both overall and cancer -related, are considerably higher among workers engaged in manufacturing computers and component parts, when compared with the general population. Similar findings have been reported among employees who work in plants that manufacture computers, semiconductors, integrated circuits and other components

Pollution
Diesel fumes from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach — the busiest U.S. seaport complex — raise the risk of cancer for people living up to 15 miles inland. The report by the California Air Resources Board said 50,000 people living closest to the two ports face a higher-than-average risk of developing cancer from port pollution alone. But even residents living within 15 miles of the complex face a slightly higher risk than Californians as a whole.

Research
Treatment with a shark cartilage product does not prolong life in patients with advanced cancer, nor does it improve quality of life. Shark cartilage has become a popular alternative medicine for people with advanced cancer. Its use is based on the belief that the reason sharks rarely develop cancer is because of their high cartilage content. Previous reports examining the benefits of shark cartilage as an anti-cancer therapy, however, have yielded mixed results. In one of the few randomized trials to evaluate this treatment, Dr. Charles L. Loprinzi, from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and colleagues compared the outcomes of 89 patients with incurable breast or colon cancer who were treated with shark cartilage or placebo in addition to standard care and treatment with chemotherapy if appropriate. The shark cartilage and placebo were supplied as a powder, mixed with water or juice, and consumed three to four times per day. There was no difference in overall survival between subjects drinking shark cartilage and those drinking placebo, the researchers report in the journal Cancer.

Growing body of evidence linking increased night light to certain types of cancer has led researchers to suspect it could be connected to the steady increase in cases of childhood leukemia. Scientists presenting research at the First International Scientific Conference on Childhood Leukemia said that light at night and working shifts, which disrupts the body’s internal clock, have been associated with an raised risk of breast and colorectal cancer.

Loss of weight and muscle mass, common among people with cancer, may be improved with fish oil supplements, according to a report. Intestinal upsets make high-dose fish oil capsules difficult for many people with cancer-related wasting to tolerate, but those who are able to take the supplements regularly may be able to stabilize their weight or even gain pounds, according to Dr. Patrick Burns of the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine in Iowa City and colleagues. Animal studies and some clinical investigations have suggested omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oils may protect against cachexia, as weight loss related to a chronic disease is called.

The intake of 400-600 g/d of fruits and vegetables is associated with reduced incidence of many common forms of cancer, and diets rich in plant foods are also associated with a reduced risk of heart disease and many chronic diseases of ageing. These foods contain phytochemicals that have anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties which confer many health benefits. Many phytochemicals are colourful, and recommending a wide array of colourful fruits and vegetables is an easy way to communicate increased diversity of intake to the consumer. For example, red foods contain lycopene, the pigment in tomatoes, which is localized in the prostate gland and may be involved in maintaining prostate health, and which has also been linked with a decreased risk of cardiovascular disease. Green foods, including broccoli, Brussels sprouts and kale, contain glucosinolates which have also been associated with a decreased risk of cancer. Garlic and other white-green foods in the onion family contain allyl sulphides which may inhibit cancer cell growth. Other bioactive substances in green tea and soybeans have health benefits as well.

The Unending Debate: Do Vitamin Pills Prevent Cancer?
For several decades the scientific community has debated whether vitamin and mineral supplements prevent or reduce the risk of cancer. Over the years numerous studies have given contradictory results leaving the medical community uncertain of what to recommend to the public. In this latest study, scientists, from the Scientific and Technical Institute for Nutrition and Diet in Paris, France gave a vitamin/mineral supplement to thousands of men and women. A total of 13,000 men and women aged 35 to 60 took part in the study. Half were given a daily supplement containing 6mg of beta-carotene, 120mg of vitamin C, 90mg of vitamin E, 100 micrograms of selenium, and 20 milligrams of zinc. A dummy capsule was given to the other participants. At the end of seven years, the researchers found that taking the supplement had no effect on heart disease, and did not influence cancer rates in women. But they found a 31% reduction in the risk of all cancers in men taking the antioxidants. And, overall, the death rate was 37% lower among men who took the supplement. The researchers, said: “Our findings support recommendations for following a healthy diet, particularly one rich in fruit and vegetables which are major dietary sources of antioxidant vitamins and minerals, for all ages in life and for both sexes.”

They added that women may not have received the same benefits because their diet were better than those of men and they perhaps were already ingesting many healthy antioxidants through their diet.
Dr. Sahelian says: The debate seems to continue regarding the role of vitamin/mineral supplements and the prevention of cancer. It appears that those with a very health diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables are not likely to reap much benefit from supplements, but those with a marginal diet would.

Vitamin B17, laetrile for cancer remedy
What do you think of laetrile as a cancer remedy?
I have not seen convincing studies that vitamin B17 is effective as a cancer remedy.

The last days of cancer treatment
There appears to be a disturbing rise in the number of cancer patients getting chemo and other aggressive but futile treatment in the last days of their lives. Rather than letting these dying patients live the last days of their lives in peace, they are subjected to painful and nauseating chemotherapy. Nearly 12 percent of cancer patients who died in 1999 received chemotherapy in the last two weeks of life, a large review of Medicare records revealed. That is up from nearly 10 percent in 1993, and the percentage probably is even higher today. Overly aggressive treatment gives false hope and puts people through grueling and costly ordeals when there is no chance of a cure.

I remember in my residency days at a Philadelphia hospital encountering so many patients who very on their to dying, but rather than providing supportive care in a hospice or with their family, the oncologists pushed more and more drugs on them. One particular patient, a 74 year old man with metastatic lung cancer, had come for intensive chemotherapy. He was actually alert and in relatively good shape when he first came in. He was started on chemotherapy and within a couple of days he started losing weight at a rapid pace, his hemoglobin level dropped, he started getting rashes and bruises all over his body, his white blood cell count dropped, and soon he had chemotherapy induced nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. He got infected with a gastrointestinal bug, was given antibiotics which made him even more sick. Even as he was rapidly deteriorating, the oncologist kept prescribing more chemotherapy. I was a first year resident and thought at the time that the doctor must know what he was doing.

As I reflected on this more later, it became apparent to me that specialists do make mistakes or may be suggesting medical treatments just so that they can continue charging for their visits. Within 6 weeks of being admitted into the hospital he passed away, a miserable, painful, death. I’ve long thought about him and whether he would have been better off staying home. All all the medical dollars that were wasted on him could have been used to immunize poor children or helping those with no medical insurance.

Food additives and cancer
Food coloring Red 2G (E 128), which is added to some breakfast sausages and burger meat, may cause cancer. Tests using animals indicated that aniline, a substance into which Red 2G is converted in the body, might cause cancer in animals and humans, possibly hitting the genetic material of cells.

Questions
Q. I’ve seen promotional material for glyconutrient and cancer, can you shed some light on this?
A. I have a full discussion on glyconutrients here.

Q. i wanted to ask as i read many herbs that could treat cancer like Essaic Tea, Noni Juice, Goji Berry mangosteen, so i wanted to ask what is the difference between them and which do u think is more effective. Aslo, can you comment on Dr. Johanna Budwigs flaxseed oil and cottage cheese cancer cure?

A. It is impossible to know which is better or which combination is best since so little study has been done on humans with these herbs. As to Dr. Johanna Budwigs flaxseed oil and cottage cheese diet treatment, I have not seen such studies that show it to be effective.

Q. Should a patient with cancer take any supplements that increase testosterone? I understand that testosterone feeds cancer.

A. There are a number of different types of cancer, some are responsive to blood hormone levels or hormone usage, others are not. Testosterone is particularly associated with prostate cancer.

This is the problem. We can’t “trust” the laymen and we can’t trust the corporations and we can’t trust many doctors and we certainly can’t “trust” the internet. I trust in God, who told me He helps those who help themselves, so now I am studying integrative medicine. Because I am too poor to go back to the University, and I live in a remote rural community, I have to educate and make decisions for myself. I would no more follow the advice of Florida Congresswoman’s advice than I would that of the Cancer society or the doctor I am assigned to, without researching thoroughly. They are only dangerous to those who do not take the time to research her position. Most people do not have the time to do as I do. They will take “on faith” that anyone in “authority” knows what he is talking about.

They are too busy juggling stressful lives, and easily intimidated. And most of them will add the stress of ill health to the rest of their problems. I subscribe to your newsletter because I consider you a relatively knowledgeable and intelligent person. You and Dr. Weil, Dr. Pauling, Dr. Hoffer and Dr. Strand all share a trait I have come to appreciate on the internet … you are all conservative both in discussion and the language used to present it, and you cite references. You are also
Integrative or orthomolecular physicians, not snake-oil salesmen with instant cures. Much of this is above my head, but I am learning. No one person can store all this in his head. I have decided it is the essence of wisdom not to retain it all but to retain its sources and its references. You offer a good reference and are a good source.

Could you answer which of the following you feel might be good or bad: Cesium Chloride – DMSO/MSM/Cesium Chloride (DMCC), MMS (chlorine dioxide), Gerson Therapy, Bob Beck Protocol, Cellect-Budwig Ozone Therapy, Dr. Stananislaw Burzynsk antineoplastons and Aminocare, Lifewave, Insulin Potentiation Therapy (IPT), Matthias Rath Oral Amino Acid Protocol, Brandt Grape Protocol, Intravenice C. Supplements covered on your site: Avemar Dong quai (for anemia caused by Multiple Myeloma) Energy Kampo Force-C (Ginsenoside – Aglycon Sapongenin) Germanium 132, Graviola MaxHerbal C (Taxus Brevifolia, Ginsenoside aglycon sapogenin), Immune C Spray (Baccharis Trimera, Plantago Majora Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis) NTense NTense-2, Pancreatic Enzymes, Peony root (for anemia caused by Multiple Myeloma), Poly-MVA, Pawpaw, SaliciniumVitalsil (Antrodia camphorata), Zolite, limu.
I have not looked into these alternative cancer therapies to any great extent to have a thorough and educated opinion.

    NOW,
My Dear Friends,
Stop acting like you are too busy.
Get in your car (electric, I hope)
go to the health food store and spend your money wisely.
Arm your poor deprived body with what it needs to fight cancer.
You now know what to purchase.

Take the list with you!

          The brilliance of the Love all around.

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2018-19 Anderson School Calendar

Second Semester

January 8 – May 24   2019

Feb. 1                                               Tuition Deposit was due for 2019-2020

Feb. 18 (Monday)                             President’s Day Holiday

Mar. 8 (Friday)                                  Texas Storytelling Festival in Denton

Mar. 11 -15                                        Spring Break Holidays

April 19 & 22 (Fri. & Mon.)                Good Friday & Easter Holidays

April 30, (Tuesday)                            Scarborough Renaissance Festival

May 1                                                 Tuition balance due for 2019-2020

May 20                                               Prep. Day for Adventure Trip        …………………………………………………….(no school)

May 21 – 24                                        Adventure Trip

May 24                                                Last Day of Semester

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