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Preventing the Big C

We all know someone who has had cancer. The rate is almost 1 out of 2 men and 1 out of 3 women in a lifetime. In 2012 a little over 1.6 million people in America were diagnosed with cancer. Most medicine is focused on early detection, but what about actually preventing getting a cancer diagnosis in the first place? Or if you were previously diagnosed, doing what you can to make sure it doesn’t return? Has it always been this way that so many of us have gotten cancer. It doesn’t appear so. It seems that cancer is a “modern” disease, and that traditional cultures showed little, if any, cancer. Dr.Albert Schweitzer studied over 10,000 traditionally-living Gabon natives in West Africa and never found cancer....

Digital Thermography

There has been a lot of debate in the press about the government decision to suggest that woman between age 40 and 50 do not need yearly mammograms. This may not be from a desire to save money, but because mammograms do not improve breast cancer survival rates over just getting a careful physical examination alone.   A mammogram can expose your body to radiation that can be 1000 times greater than that from a chest x-ray. Moreover research has shown that high risk women who have gotten mammograms are at a 1.5 times elevated risk for breast cancer than high risk women who were not exposed to low dose radiation. What’s more, women at high risk for breast cancer who had been exposed to...