So it seems amazing how mainstream medicine frequently dismisses the idea that medical imaging tests from mammograms to CT scans do not play a role in causing breast cancer. Take this example from the web site for Cornell University’s Program on Breast Cancer and Environmental Risk Factors:
In answer to the question “Is ionizing radiation a cause of breast cancer?”, the Cornell experts say “Yes ….. female breast tissue is highly susceptible to radiation effects.” But then they disregard the possible hazard from mammography x-rays saying the risk …”should not be a factor in individual decisions to undergo this procedure. The same is true for most diagnostic x-ray procedures.”
If that’s not confusing enough, they turn around and state: “Nonetheless, unnecessary radiation exposures should be avoided and continued vigilance is required to ensure that the benefits associated with specific procedures outweigh the future risks.”
Common sense suggests there is plenty of reason to be worried about radiation causing breast cancer. And now there’s a new reason to be concerned. Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have discovered that radiation exposure can alter cells’ micro-environment (the environment surrounding cells). And that greatly raises the odds that future cells will become cancerous.
The reason is that signals from a cell’s micro-environment, altered by radiation exposure, can cause a cell’s phenotype to change by regulating or de-regulating the way a cell uses its genes. The result can be a cell that not only becomes pre-cancerous but that passes this pre-malignant condition on to future cells.
“Our work shows that radiation can change the micro-environment of breast cells ….. a much greater potential to be cancerous,” stated Paul Yaswen, cell biologist and breast cancer research specialist with Berkeley Lab’s Life Sciences Division.
“Many in the cancer research community have been slow to acknowledge and incorporate in their work the idea that cells in human tissues are not independent entities, but are highly communicative with each other and with their micro-environment,” he added.
To find out what radiation exposure does to the cellular environment and how it could impact the future of cell behavior, the Berkeley Lab scientists grew normal breast tissue in culture dishes for about a week. Then they zapped each set with a single treatment of a low-to-moderate dose of radiation and compared the irradiated cells to sets of breast cells that had not been irradiated.
The published results showed that four to six weeks after the radiation exposure, the normal breast cancer cells showed premature cell senescence (aging & deterioration).
The researchers pointed out that the levels of radiation used in their experiments were not as much as a woman would be exposed to during a single routine mammogram but were comparable to those a woman could receive during a CT scans or radiotherapy “and could represent sources of concern.”
Women are often pushed to get annual mammograms, raising their overall radiation exposure through the years. Mammographies are referred to in Lorene Benoit’s book: The Paw Paw Program – The “Christopher Columbus” Approach to Cancer – The World IS Round and Cancer CAN Be Treated Naturally, on p age 34-35. Questions to Ask Your Doctor is a good starting point anytime radiation techniques are recommended.
A report from JAMA found that the start of screening mammography programs throughout Europe has been associated with increased incidence of breast cancer (http://www.naturalnews.com/024901.html).
And a Johns Hopkins study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute concluded radiation exposure from mammograms could trigger malignancies in women at risk for genetic breast cancer (http://www.naturalnews.com/025560_cancer_brst_cancer_mammograms.html).
ALL Electro Magnetic Frequencies and Radiation (EMF and EMR) are causing health challenges, including wireless, smart meters, and yes cell phones. The cumulative effect is that we are creating a microwave within which we are being baked! This recent Canadian study is one of many worldwide. Note Recommendations #10 and 11 relate specifically to cancer, but all 12 recommendation relate to health!
The science is clear as many countries become aware – it’s the people like you who need to insist our health be taken into consideration above profits!
BENOIT & ASSOCIATES
HEALTH EDUCATION NEWSLETTER
As we enter this New Age and time, we wish for everyone a peaceful vision of humanity and world-wide health. May you thrive with an attitude of gratitude for what you have, and the vision to create what you need, to make your life whole. We thank you for taking the time to read this newsletter and hope that it offers a least one nugget of information or inspiration on your journey!
For information to help you achieve optimum health, please contact our office; all contact information at end of newsletter.
Lorene Benoit’s book contains lifestyle tips for optimum health, as well as specifics for Cancer: The Paw Paw Program – A “Christopher Columbus” Approach to Cancer – The World IS Round and Cancer CAN Be Treated Naturally
Second Edition and third printing will be ready by March 1st. An expanded table of contents will make this book an even better reference, updates on some clients. Program is the same, as we continue to have very good success with the program as it is!
You can order this edition now, or Buy 3 get 1 free, by contacting our office.
Our blog offers ongoing health tips. Only one article has been added since the last newsletter, other than local courses announcements. We spent one lovely month in Bali, studying medicinal plants, Balinese massage, and their gentle culture, then 1 week in Malaysia and have been concentrating on the 2nd Edition of Paw Paw book and catch-up since then. This one article is worth the short read:
22 Reasons why Arginine Plus can Improve YOUR Health – check out how this amino acid can have powerful influences on your heart and arterial health, sexual response, energy and immune system.
Canadian Love Your Heart Tour
Speakers: Dr. Jay P Vanden Heuvel, Ph.D
Toronto, ON Tues, Feb 19th 7-9 pm
St. Albert, AB Wed, Feb 20th 7-9 pm
Laurence Smith, Author
Kelowna, BC Mon, Feb 18th 7-9 pm
Nanaimo, BC Tues, Feb 19th 7-9 pm
Parksville, BC Wed, Feb 20th 7-9 pm
Vancouver, BC Thurs, Feb 21st 7-9 pm
If you register for these lectures in advance this lecture is FREE. Please call for details of location.
Members: Milly at NSP: 1-800-265-9163 ext. 3919
Guests: Your direct NSP Associate or Milly, and let her know you are a guest of Lorene Benoit, or whoever shared this with you.
For those not registered in advance, it is $10 at the door.
There will be Super Shake Stations to provide you brain with an energy boost, free give-aways and a new product introduction. For the love of your heart, be there if you can!
Compass Group Assessment Classes can be arranged starting end of March, 2013. Call office for details.
Compass Zyto is an extremely efficient, inexpensive step to excellent health.
Watch this 3 minute video: http://www.zytocompass.com/af/link.aspx?a=lbenoit
Business Coaching and Brilliant Body Course
After teaching a health class in Malaysia for a 20 year veterans of NSP and their friends, they ordered the Brilliant Body CD’s, which are an incredible learning tool!
Course includes 10 Power Points, each covering one system of the body: Digestive, Hepatic, Intestinal, Circulatory, Immune, Nervous, Respiratory, Urinary, Glandular and Structural, plus all the tools to educate yourself and others on how your body works – all this for only $25.
Ho’oponopono is an ancient Hawaiian technique for solving spiritual, emotional, mental or any type of problem. By addressing any negative situation with these 4 phrases, we can free our minds from past memories and restore the purity of our hearts and clean up repetitive issues that keep surfacing from our subconscious mind.
“If we can accept that we are the sum total of all past thoughts, emotions and words, deeds and actions and that our present lives and choices are colored or shaded by this memory bank of the past, then we begin to see how a process of correcting or setting aright can change our lives, our families and our society.” Mormah Nalamaku Simeona
The 4 phrases are: I am Sorry, Please Forgive Me, I Love You, Thank You.
For more: http://infiniteevolutioncenter.com/positive-thinking/the-art-of-healing-with-hooponopono/#more-738
For Canadians, the 6 wk. Campaign specials offer 10 % off (yes! 10% additional to your member discount) or buy 3 get 1 free on selected seasonal herbs. The current six week campaign runs January 16th to February 28th. Any of the specials can be ordered by calling our office 250-748-6802 to help you locate a local Herb Specialist, or if you are a member call NSP directly 1-800-265-9163.
For a full list look on Nature’s Sunshine Canada website home page.
Consider MC or MegaChelation formula for Circulatory Health.
Stress is one of our biggest health challenges in North America, and Adrenal Support is one of our best formulas to help cope with stress. On page 8 there is a simple questionnaire to see if your fatigue may be related to stress.
NSP US also offers weekly specials, just call Order Dept. to ask what they are:
Runaway Use of Radiation Harming Patients
Dr. Eric Topol, author of The Creative Destruction of Medicine, has this to say about Americans being “overcooked” with damaging radiation.
But patients aren’t told this, nor are any safety measures in place to record accumulated exposures. Safer diagnostics such as ultrasounds and MRIs are under-used. The following 3 minute video gives more information.
Why are a “wise man” and a “wise guy” opposites?
Two Ted Talks are competing for this month, and as I never did a newsletter in December here are two exceptional ones. Both of them represent Great inspiration for the new humanitarian path of the world that started since Dec 21/12 .
A love story between Iran and Israel:
Nipun Mehta explaining “Design for Generosity” is an amazing 18 minutes on the power of Giftism.
The Coalition to Stop Smart Meters and Citizens for Safe Technology Society would like everyone who has had a wireless smart meter installed, and wants it removed, to advise those volunteering for Ctizens for Safe Technology.
To do so, e-mail email@example.com with a short and simple statement to that effect, and put “REMOVE METER” in the subject line. A list will be made to present to the BC Utilities Commission and to the Politicians responsible for Hydro to demand an Opt-out. Talk about it with friends and wherever you get a chance. For more info : http://www.citizensforsafetechnology.org/
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Delivery of NSP products change:
NSP is constantly exploring new ways to provide you and your customers with excellent service. In Canada, effective February 23rd we will no longer require a signature to receive your Nature’s Sunshine parcels via Purolator. We understand that many of you have an active lifestyle and do not have the time to wait for your order.
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