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It is useful to review healthy foods as was done above. Now it is a matter of including them in your daily food intake. If this is overwhelming you, start with baby steps. One or two healthy foods here or there are a good start. Increase this until you cover all the 16 foods mentioned. The more balanced your food intake is, the more antioxidant vitamins you will get. And the more you prevent heart disease and cancer.
Apart from good, balanced nutrition we also need regular exercise for heart disease and cancer prevention. Go to a gym, go for a walk, climb some stairs. Get away from the computer and television. Together with the best foods for your heart this will keep you healthier for longer.
http://www.askdrray.com/the-best-foods-for-your-heart/
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Elephants have 20-times more p53 genes in every cell compared to humans who only have one copy. This explains why elephants have less cancer. Part of that mystery is also that there is leukemia inhibitory factor gene (LIF6) that is activated by damaged DNA and further activated by p53. This leads to destruction of mitochondria in a cell with damaged DNA. Apoptosis of cells with damaged DNA leads to cell death, which means no cancer will develop. In humans apoptosis is not that clearly defined as in elephants, another reason why we get more cancer. Cancer research still has a long way to go before we get practical results in terms of cancer therapy. But elephants have taught researchers a lot on that pathway. With this knowledge genetic research will be necessary to find ways to stimulate cell death in cells with DNA damage in humans.
http://nethealthbook.com/news/elephants-hold-the-secret-to-lower-cancer-rates/

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A moderate carb intake, as is the case in the Mediterranean diet and in the Zone Diet of Barry Sears, has the lowest mortality rate. Complex carbs (in vegetables) are absorbed much slower. As a result the risk for heart attacks is much lower. The opposite is true for refined carbs from sugar. They cause heart attacks and strokes with premature mortality. Dr. Sara Seidelmann led a study at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston that lasted 25 years. If the diet contained less than 40% of carbs in the diet, this led to an increased death rate with a mortality of between 1.4-fold and 1.8-fold. These diets are paleo-type diets, the Atkins diet and the ketogenic diet. More than 70% of carbs in the diet also had increased mortality rates of 1.2-fold. People who consumed a diet where carbs were between 50% and 55% had the lowest mortality rate (Zone Diet). Another finding of this study, which was confirmed by others is that animal-based protein is unhealthier than plant-based protein. Even replacing 3% of energy from an animal-based diet with plant-derived protein delayed mortality significantly.
If you want to live longer and stay healthy you need to critically evaluate what you eat.
http://www.askdrray.com/moderate-carb-intake-has-the-lowest-mortality/

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Wildfires are now more common. There may not be a wildfire burning close to where you live. But it can still impact you through the fine particles that can travel hundreds of miles as air pollution. Stay inside the house and use the air conditioner that usually has a HEPA filter. This ensures that the air quality inside the house is better than outside. Those who have airway diseases are more sensitive to air pollution from wildfires. They may have to adjust their medication to prevent asthma or similar breathing problems.
http://nethealthbook.com/news/how-does-wildfire-smoke-affect-our-health/

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Wildfires are now more common. There may not be a wildfire burning close to where you live. But it can still impact you through the fine particles that can travel hundreds of miles as air pollution. Stay inside the house and use the air conditioner that usually has a HEPA filter. This ensures that the air quality inside the house is better than outside. Those who have airway diseases are more sensitive to air pollution from wildfires. They may have to adjust their medication to prevent asthma or similar breathing problems.
http://nethealthbook.com/news/how-does-wildfire-smoke-affect-our-health/

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Epilepsy and seizure disorders used to be thought of merely as disorders of the electrical circuits of the brain. But new research has shown that epilepsy and seizure disorders appear to be due to a lack of inhibition in the central nervous system. Two proteins that work on the inhibitory GABA receptors hold the key. They are gephyrin and the alpha-2 subunit of the GABA receptor. There are mouse strains that are deficient for these proteins, and they come down with epilepsy. The human brain has the same proteins that are necessary to inhibit the brain. In anxiety disorders it seems that there is a mild loss of these inhibitory proteins. In epilepsy the deficiency of these hormones is more severe. Researchers are now concentrating on developing new drugs or modifying existing drugs to stimulate the production of these inhibitory proteins. The hope is that these medications will have fewer side effects, because they will be more receptor specific.
http://www.askdrray.com/two-proteins-responsible-for-getting-epilepsy/
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A well-known high blood pressure and congestive heart failure drug, Valsartan showed contamination by a powerful carcinogen. 2300 samples that went to 22 countries around the world had to be recalled. Quality assurance problems with Chinese made drugs are nothing new. The FDA has increased their budget for testing drugs from foreign manufacturers. At this point about 50% of drugs in the Western World are produced in China. Quality control by Chinese labs is unreliable or often the data are deliberately false. The only alternative is to retest drug imports at home to ensure the quality of medications that have their origin in foreign countries.
http://nethealthbook.com/news/can-we-trust-our-medications/
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EMF, the low-grade radiation of electronic gadgets like cell phones in general and cordless phones, has an effect on our body cells. We are not aware of this effect. But the body knows on a cellular level that part of our DNA has been damaged. Fortunately, we do have protective mechanisms in place that safe us from most of these damages. But children who are not fully developed yet are at a disadvantage. Their bone marrow and brains are much more prone to develop various types of leukemia and brain cancers. This is why it makes sense to limit their exposure to EMF emitting devices.
At this point the government institutions have not developed recommendations what to do about this problem. The industry has no interest in providing guidelines, as they want to sell more gadgets and increase their market share.
Add to this that even the wiring in a house is sending out weak signals of EMF, which is added to all of the other effects of EMF from cell phones, TV and computer use. We need to rethink our exposure to EMF and balance our lifestyle with other activities where we are not subject to this exposure.
We also need to eat an anti-cancer diet, like a Mediterranean diet. This diet has shown to be an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant diet preventing cancer. All of this can balance our exposure to EMF and offer us preventative measures to stay healthy.
http://www.askdrray.com/cell-phones-can-cause-cancer-after-all/
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A study from Korea showed after 5.8 years that patients who were taking metformin for their diabetes also prevented cancer. Researchers noted that patients on metformin had 50% less cancer rates than controls that were not on metformin. The investigators believe that metformin reduces insulin levels and insulin resistance, which cuts down on cancer initiation and cancer progression. The end results are lower cancer rates in the treatment group with metformin. Future trials need to define the mechanism of action further. There may also be other drugs with fewer side effects that could take the place of metformin, but and further research to that effect will be necessary.
http://nethealthbook.com/news/metformin-reduced-cancer-risk/
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Living to 100 is often glorified in the press. Maybe you have seen a 90-year old jogger completing a marathon, or you saw an 85-year old couple ballroom dancing. But what they don’t show you is what I summarized here, the less glamorous things about living to 100. You may get a heart attack or a stroke. Osteoarthritis may affect your walking. Congestive heart failure may make you get short of breath when you go upstairs. Then there are various cancer types that are difficult to diagnose early.
If you have smoked in the past, you may suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which leaves you breathless.
Osteoporosis can lead to spontaneous fractures. Because the bone has a lack of calcium, this is difficult to treat and may take a long time to heal.
Alzheimer’s is much more common when you approach the year 100. There are other medical conditions you can get: obesity, diabetes and depression. When you get shingles for the second time, it may mean that your immune system is getting weak and a cancer-screening test should be done.
There are some downsides when you approach the age of 100.
You may keep your physician busy checking out various age-related illnesses, but more importantly, get regular check-ups and tests. Any condition is easier to treat with an earlier diagnosis! The message for anybody reading this is very simple. Prevention through healthy living is something you can actively pursue. Keep your body and your mind busy. Enjoy time with friends and family instead of living a solitary existence. See the glass that is half full instead of viewing it as half empty. Stick to a healthy diet. Knowing all the risks is not a scare but a call to being vigilant. Knowledge is powerful and will help you to enjoy your golden years feeling well and happy.
http://www.askdrray.com/the-downside-of-living-to-100/
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