Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Breast Cancer - the questionable value of mammography

Mammograms are horrible to have.. they squish you into a vice like instrument and direct ionising radiation into your tender and delicate breast tissue. Personally I advocate thermographic examination first and foremost.. and it is what I use myself.

However for some more info on mammograms and breast cancer this seems to be a pretty informative site.

And for more info on Thermography check out what Dr Mercola has to say.

What food companies don't want you to know

The top ten things food companies don't want you to know - is an article well worth reading for your health

Note on the dangers of plastic food packaging - Bisphenol is also implicated in chronic obesity - so the plastics we are exposed to are setting us up for obesity - and obesity is a factor in so many chronic disease states.

We come back to the advice of "read the labels" don't eat numbers, (additives) and buy unprocessed and unpackaged food where possible.

Reading labels takes time of course, but once you have done your homework, you can go back to the supermarket and just buy the products you have researched already. Just re-check every now and then - because they may change their formulation of course!

Monday, August 14, 2006

Breast Cancer and RadioFrequency Exposure

A thought for us women - do underwire bras increase our risk of breast cancer due to the possibility that the wires act like antennae for radio frequencies?

Interesting posts that demonstrate there is evidence that suggests that malignant breast cancer tissue is far more sensitive to RF/MW than other types of cancerous tissue - have a look at these two links for more info on this:

Friday, August 11, 2006

Great Blog to Visit...

Sahaja - sister and business partner - discovered this great blog yesterday. Good info and some nice recipes as well.

Have a look at her comments on bottled water.
Of course she is talking about the USA but some of this info applies right here as well.

Tests have shown the toxins found in some of the French bottled waters for example - Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) in Perrier!
Pthalates are estrogen mimics and can disturb hormonal balance in those exposed to it. They come from plastics.

The reference here gives you heaps of info on the advantages and NOT of using bottled water - not to mention the huge environmental impact of all those discarded plastic bottles - something we have also talked about in one of our past Best Health newsletters.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Amnesty - sign it for the refugees

Hey folks.. this is urgent.. message in the bottle for the refugees...

Amnesty International Australia needs your help to send a BIG Message to
our Senators - do not abandon refugees.

The Australian Government is proposing harsh changes to asylum seeker and refugee policy. The new law will detain children and turn away those who need our protection.

We need to send a clear message to the Government: Australians will not abandon refugees. Update: In less than one week 20,000 Australians have added their support. There's still time to add your name. Take action

International Anti-Obesity Conference - Paris

Notes from Robert Buist PhD who attended this conference...

One Billion adults overweight globally and 300 million of these are clinically obese. But in Paris in springtime, the general consensus was that outside of Paris obesity is now a global epidemic.
The bottom line of the conference seemed to be that weight loss drugs are virtually useless, eating slowly is a very important aspect as there is a 20 minute lag between actually being full and the brain recognising that fact! so over eating is a result often of rushed meals.

So what was the main message:
Improve nutrition, eat less and exercise more!