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~Scientists Show How Certain Vegetables Combat Cancer
While it has been known for some time that eating cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage, can help prevent breast cancer, the mechanism by which the active substances in these vegetables inhibit cell proliferation was unknown — until now.
Scientists in the UC Santa Barbara laboratories of Leslie Wilson, professor of biochemistry and pharmacology, and Mary Ann Jordan, adjunct professor in the Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, have shown how the healing power of these vegetables works at the cellular level. Their research is published in this month's journal Carcinogenesis.
"Breast cancer, the second leading cause of cancer deaths in women, can be protected against by eating cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage and near relatives of cabbage such as broccoli and cauliflower," said first author Olga Azarenko, who is a graduate student at UCSB. "These vegetables contain compounds called isothiocyanates which we believe to be responsible for the cancer-preventive and anti-carcinogenic activities in these vegetables. Broccoli and broccoli sprouts have the highest amount of the isothiocyanates.
"Our paper focuses on the anti-cancer activity of one of these compounds, called sulforaphane, or SFN," Azarenko added. "It has already been shown to reduce the incidence and rate of chemically induced mammary tumors in animals. It inhibits the growth of cultured human breast cancer cells, leading to cell death." Sources:
Science Blog December 23, 2008
Carcinogenesis December 2008; 29(12):2360-8
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Dr. Mercola's Comments:
It’s always great to find phtyonutrient-based research being published and getting some well-deserved attention. In general, it is wise to include as many different varieties of vegetables in your diet as you can tolerate, based on your nutritional type.
As a general rule, the greater the variety and the larger the volume, the better. When it comes to healing carbohydrates, most of the beneficial healing elements of food are in the vegetables, whereas the grains are a major contributing factor to most of our modern culture’s diseases.
The healing, restorative power of vegetables have been researched and known for some time, but remains largely obscured; overshadowed by the massive marketing of pharmaceutical drugs that seek to provide symptomatic relief, however more expensively, oftentimes less effectively, and with a plethora of damaging health consequences as, unlike vegetables, they nearly always fail to address the cause of the problem.
For example, one 2001 study discovered that women who reported consuming at least 2.5 servings of fruit and vegetables daily as adolescents were 46 percent less likely to develop ovarian cancer. I can’t think of any drug that can beat those prevention odds.
The Cancer-Busting Power of Crunchy Veggies
Several studies have confirmed that certain compounds, called isothiocyanates, in cruciferous vegetables have distinct anti-cancer activity.
Broccoli and even more so, broccoli sprouts, contain the highest amounts of isothiocyanates. Other vegetables containing isothiocyanate include:
The isothiocyanate in these vegetables sparks hundreds of genetic changes, activating some genes that fight cancer and switch off others that fuel tumors.
Said lead author Olga Azarenko:
“Breast cancer, the second leading cause of cancer deaths in women, can be protected against by eating cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage and near relatives of cabbage such as broccoli and cauliflower.”
As stated in this latest study, one particular isothiocyanate compound called sulforaphane (SFN) has been shown to reduce the incidence and rate of chemically induced mammary tumors in animals. It also inhibits the growth of cultured human breast cancer cells, leading to cell death.
Other studies have confirmed the protective benefits of these vegetables for other types of cancer as well, such as:
Bladder cancer – Researchers found that the higher the intake of cruciferous vegetables, the lower the risk of bladder cancer in men
Lung cancer – Researchers found that men with detectable amounts of isothiocyanates in their bodies had a 36 percent lower chance of developing lung cancer over 10 years
Prostate cancer – This study, published in PLoS ONE in 2008, discovered that just a few additional portions of broccoli each week could protect men from prostate cancer
I have long touted the cancer busting power of broccoli and actually posted my first article on it 11 years ago.
Back then, animal studies had shown that glucoraphanin -- a precursor to sulforaphane – boosts cell enzymes that protect against molecular damage from cancer-causing chemicals. Sulforaphane had also been shown to mobilize natural cancer protection resources, reducing the risk of malignancy.
Now these most recent studies have been able to validate the actions of sulforaphane in humans as well.
The Special Power of Broccoli
Broccoli (as compared to other cruciferous vegetables) has a particularly powerful type of sulforaphane, which researchers believe gives broccoli its particular cancer-fighting properties.
It appears that broccoli contains the necessary ingredients to switch ON genes that prevent cancer development, and switch OFF other ones that help it spread, effectively delivering a double dose of protective action.
The power of food in normalizing chronic disease and helping you achieve optimal health is quite profound and one of the reasons that I chose a career of natural health.
How Many Vegetables Do You Have to Eat to Reap These Benefits?
Previous studies have indicated that people who consume more than one portion of cruciferous vegetables per week are at lower risk of prostate cancer. In the PLoS study mentioned earlier, the participants ate four extra servings of broccoli per week for one year.
The researchers collected tissue samples over the course of the study and found that the men who ate broccoli showed hundreds of beneficial changes in genes known to play a role in fighting cancer!
That’s pretty impressive. What’s even more impressive is the fact that you don’t have to make that drastic of a change to reap the benefits. After all, one serving of broccoli equates to about two spears. So we’re only talking approximately 10 spears a week, folks. That’s it!
Is Broccoli the Right Choice for You?
While I believe foods, especially vegetables, are a far smarter choice to treat serious health challenges like cancer than using most drugs, all foods may still not be the right choice for you. And even though vegetables are one of the healthiest food categories on the planet, not all vegetables are beneficial for everyone.
This is where a deep appreciation of nutritional typing will assist you in selecting the best vegetables for you.
One of the most serious mistakes is for a protein type to consume many dark green vegetables. This tends to over-alkaline your system and worsens rather than improves your health if you’re a protein type. This is despite the many beneficial phytonutrients that are present. I am very familiar with this mistake as it’s one that I made prior to understanding nutritional typing.
However, other cruciferous vegetables such as cauliflower, which happen to be beneficial for protein types, can also have a similar effect.
I want you to be aware of just how important it is to understand your body at a deeper level, because if you are a protein type and were to eat broccoli, the other effects of broccoli might push your metabolic biochemistry in the wrong direction and thus override its benefits.
I also want to mention that small quantities of fresh broccoli sprouts contain as much cancer protection as larger amounts of the mature broccoli, according to previous research at Johns Hopkins University.
Just 5 grams (0.17 ounces) of sprouts contain concentrations of the compound glucoraphanin (a precursor to sulforaphane) equal to that found in 150 grams (5.2 ounces) of mature broccoli! The sprouts are eaten raw, usually as an addition to salad, and are a great way to get lots of cancer-protecting nutrients into your diet.
More Guidelines to Help Avoid and Treat Common Cancers
As I am now in Hawaii for the winter, I want to remind you of perhaps the most powerful cancer-prevention method available to all: sunshine!
Lately I’ve written extensively about the phenomenal health benefits of vitamin D from appropriate sun exposure, and cancer prevention is heavily featured. For a recap, or to continue your investigation on this topic, please review my recently updated Vitamin D Resource page.
I also created a one-hour video lecture to clear up the confusion about this essential nutrient. If you have not seen it yet, I recommend you set aside some time to watch it. In it I’ve distilled much of the most recent research findings – and believe me, there’s a lot! – so that you can get a comprehensive overview in the shortest amount of time.
Other recommendations for how to avoid and treat common forms of cancer include:
Control your insulin levels. Make certain that you limit your intake of processed foods.
Get appropriate exercise. One of the primary reasons exercise works is that it drives your insulin levels down. Controlling insulin levels is one of the most powerful ways to reduce your cancer risks.
Get appropriate amounts of animal-based omega-3 fats such as krill oil or fish oil, and reduce your intake of omega-6 oils.
Eliminate sugar as much as possible as it’s been shown again and again that sugar feeds cancer.
Have a tool to permanently erase the neurological short-circuiting that can activate cancer genes. Even the CDC states that 85 percent of disease is caused by emotions. It is likely that this factor may be more important than all the other physical ones listed here, so make sure this is addressed. My favorite tool, as you may know, is the Emotional Freedom Technique.
Get enough high-quality sleep.
Reduce your exposure to environmental toxins and sources of heavy metals.
Boil, poach or steam your foods, rather than frying or charbroiling them.
Fifty Habits of Highly Successful People
Success is really a profound individual perception. Not only is there the commercialized notion of success, bred by whatever culture you live in, but individually, success is different for everyone, and changes as you grow older.
It has been my observation that nearly all of us set our expectations too low. I have studied personal development literature for over 30 years now, and one of the more common themes is the agonizing thought of winding up on your deathbed not having at least tried for your dreams and goals.
The first step, of course, is to set your goals. I ran an article by Brain Tracy several years ago on goal-setting that is loaded with helpful tips on how to write your goals down to increase your chances of success.
But there are also certain habits and characteristics that more successful people display than others.
This is a great list created by LifeHack, of qualities that successful people have, which have been noted in many books on the subject:
1. They look for and find opportunities where others see nothing.
2. They find lessons while others only see problems.
3. They are solution focused.
4. They consciously and methodically create their own success.
5. They may be fearful, but they are not controlled or limited by fear.
6. They ask the right questions -- the ones which put them in a positive mindset and emotional state.
7. They rarely complain.
8. They don’t blame, and take complete responsibility for their actions and outcomes.
9. They always find a way to maximize their potential, and use what they have effectively.
10. They are busy, productive and proactive.
11. They align themselves with like-minded people.
12. They are ambitious.
13. They have clarity and certainty about what they want.
14. They innovate instead of imitate.
15. They don’t procrastinate.
16. They are life-long learners.
17. They are glass half full people, while still being practical and down-to-earth.
18. They consistently do what they need to do, regardless of how they are feeling on a given day.
19. They take calculated risks.
20. They deal with problems quickly and effectively.
21. They don’t believe in, or wait for, fate, destiny, chance or luck.
22. They take action before they have to.
23. They are more effective than most at managing their emotions.
24. They are good communicators.
25. They have a plan for their life and they work methodically to turn that plan into a reality.
26. They become exceptional by choice.
27. They work through the tough stuff that most would avoid.
28. They have identified what is important to them and they do their best to live a life which is reflective of those values.
29. They have balance. They know that money is a tool and ultimately, it’s just another resource.
30. They understand the importance of discipline and self-control.
31. They are secure in their sense of self-worth.
32. They are generous and kind.
33. They are happy to admit mistakes and apologize.
34. They are adaptable and embrace change.
35. They keep themselves in shape physically.
36. They work hard and are not lazy.
37. They are resilient.
38. They are open to, and more likely to act upon, feedback.
39. They don’t hang out with toxic people.
40. They don’t invest time or emotional energy into uncontrollable things.
41. They are happy to swim against the tide.
42. They comfortable with their own company.
43. They set high standards for themselves.
44. They don’t rationalize failure.
45. They know how to relax, enjoy what they have in their life and to have fun.
46. Their career is not their identity, it’s their job.
47. They are more interested in what is effective than in what is easy.
48. They finish what they start.
49. They realize that not only are they physical and psychological beings, but emotional and spiritual creatures as well.
50. They practice what they preach.
Lifehack May 12, 2008
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My dearest GURU RASA ...
I understand, that my fears were like illusions compare to the truth, i should have faced fear instead of escaping ... and have chosen the second choice and to train and study under a professor/guru. Referring to an article "HOW MANY 2x4'S TO REACH THE SAHASRARA? "
This is my most glorify goal i would like to have! The SAHASRARA might not be meant for me and it's hard, and i know the outcome eventually is i will become YOU, and i have already accepted it right now and looking forward to it!
i have a dream yesterday! care to listen to it? it may be fake ... because i will always dream of things which i do much in the day! it was clear and unclear at the same time, or though i know that i was there for quite long, i only remembered for one second in a whole picture.
i only remembered this!
I was in heaven or place like heaven, cloudy, (i do not remember is there anything in the background) and there's two of me, there's me looking only, and there's another one standing at the center near a little to the right, than there's an old man with white hair, ( maybe you ) coming to me, i know it's god, and have a conversation with me, i remember the message clearly but never remember what the message was, i only remember one message, which is told to me in the end by the one in heaven, which was looking down and saying and warning that i was making things too complicated and other things which was unclear, it was a little unpleasant, and then i had another dream of me waking up on my bed, as usual, and taking a look at the time, and it was 8.00am sharp, that was the last dream ... then when i woke up, i was thinking at my first dream, slowly, then my last dream, which was about the time, and i get my phone-time and it was 8.07am! i may have really wake up on 8 but was thinking for 7 minuets ... I'll try again tonight!
i have not been baptized before, it will be very kind if you would have some time to baptize me ... i haven't have any sex for about 3 years now, and was looking for it at first, but luck gets in my way all the time and with much failure! i have learned to let it go ... i realize that sex is unconditional love, but i am OK without it ... and learning to give unconditional love without sex now. and I've stayed single for all these years ...
devoted ... FOREVER with INFINITE LOVE
FROM GURU RASA:
I HAVE BAPTIZED U THIS DAY IN THE NAME OF THE MOTHER (MOTHER GOD), THE CREATION, & THE HOLY SPIRIT.
I HAVE DECLARED THAT U HAVE RENOUNCED THE DEVIL, ALL HIS WORKS & POMPS, & THAT U HAVE RECEIVED HOLY MOTHER GOD INTO UR HEART, MIND & BODY.
UR GOD MOTHER IS ST. FAUSTINA, THE SAINT OF DIVINE MERCY, & CARRIER OF THE INTERIOR DIVINE STIGMATA (WHICH I ALSO HAVE!)
UR GOD FATHER IS ST. PADRE PIO, THE SAINT WHO CARRIED THE HOLY DIVINE SITGMATA ON HIS BODY FOR FIFTY YEARS BEFORE DYING.
THE DATE OF UR BAPTISM IS TODAY, JAN. 17, 2009.
UR NEW LIFE BEGINS. CONGRATULATIONS. GRACE WILL POUR INTO UR HEART FROM NOW ON.
HEAVEN BEING CLOUDY: IS A PORTENT OF TWO THINGS. ONE, THINGS R NOT CLEAR IN UR HEAD YET, & TWO, THE DEW OR RAIN WATER OF DIVINE GRACE (THE HOLY SPIRIT, BAPTISM TODAY) IS FORMING FOR U.
TWO OF ME: U R DIVINE & HUMAN. THE HUMAN LOOKS ON, WHILE THE DIVINE STANDS AT THE CENTER, THE CENTER BEING UR GOD-SPACE OR THE GOD U.
MESSAGE: MAKING THINGS TOO COMPLICATED IS SIMPLY SAYING TO U NOT TO WORRY ABOUT SEX.
THE OLD MAN THAT IS GOD IS ME OF COURSE, UR NEW GURU.
FROM MELODY HART:
Check out this picture!
Two fucking Bonobo Apes in the Tantric Yab Yum LAP dancing position!
I found this on the Bonobo SEX and Society sites, how the Bonobos
use SEX to quell agression in their tribe/ species, something we
who are their "kissin cousins" have yet to learn!
Here's Another Link I Love:
See the Bonobo/Human Tantric YabYummy
Lap Dancing position/ practice?
Another Mother GOD phenomenon!
Make Love, not War, while we still CAN!
P.S. Call me sometime. I need some
Mother Goddessing, like everybody else.
FROM NUBIAN GODDESS:
For whatever reason your post on nonduality was essential for me this evening to read. Going thru alot of challenges & changes; and transitions in my life. I have missed my medicine in your writings.
So thank you darling!
Also, glad to hear that your getting the sweet loving you so deserve!
I love you, Sharon
BELOVED GODDESS: THANKS 4 READING! I LOVE U!
PEOPLE TALK ABOUT RASA:
Re: Morton Downey Jr gets dominated/Rasa Von Werder
--- In GuruRatings@yahoogroups.com, "steve"
> --- In GuruRatings@yahoogroups.com, "steve"
> > http://il.youtube.com/watch?v=1liwgkPRC_Q&feature=related
> > This is old footage from years ago when Rasa Von Werder
> > was known as Kellie Everts. She is awesome, fiery, passionate
> > about God. Enjoy this old footage of her going against the
> > mouth known as Morton Downey Jr.
> > When I talked to Rasa a long time ago on the phone, she
> > told me about this incident, this show, and now I got to
> > see it for myself and see her kick his ass. She is a very
> > powerful woman. Steve
> Does anybody know why I can't find any Guru Rasa
> videos on youtube anymore? I just was looking to
> watch the latest Guru Rasa vids, and there are none
> of hers anymore on youtube. Anybody know what is
> going on? Did she pull all of them off of it? If
> so, why? Help, where is my Goddess Rasa? Steve
She stood strong on that show while everyone around her looked like fools.
Her youtube channel is suspended.
She still has her website, but no mention of youtube:
TODAY FROM JERRY KATZ NONDUALITY SALON:
The right brain is uneducated, but it's
the right (proper) brain to use if one
seeks light, creativity, beauty, happiness,
and bliss. The right brain is the moon, the
left brain is the sun. That is the right
metaphor to use not only because the moon
in Buddhism symbolizes realization, but
because the sun hides moon and stars
with its light.
Experiments had shown that when the
left brain activity is blocked by a
strong magnetic field applied to that
side, the subjects of the experiment
are able to paint better, and remember
more accurately. Chimps have photographic
memories and do better than people in
memory tests. It's thinking and language
which hides right brain enlightenment
from us. The right parietal lobe is the
seat of all enlightenment experiences,
as proved by that neurologist that had
a stroke and revealed in utube her
hemorrhagic realization. But you don't
need to bleed, just sit and shut up.
Meditation which curtails thought might
be a way to free our right brain from
left brain servitude.