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Here’s an article from our local paper on contaminated drinking water around the state and the country.  Scroll down to the EWG “data base” and click.  Enter your zip code and it will tell you how healthy or contaminated your drinking water is.  And will list the chemicals.  Was rather shocked to see that my area had 6 contaminants listed … all cancer-causing …
Next thing I’ll be doing is to look into the type of water filter I have (I bought a pretty good one a year ago), and see if it filters out the chemicals listed.
By Betsey Downing PhD –  Awakening Wisdom Yoga & Meditation

   Yogis rising to the historical challenge of our time. “It really boils down to this: that all life is interrelated. We are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied into a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. We are made to live together because of the interrelated structure of reality.”  

As a yoga and meditation teacher since 1973, I am getting many questions about why I’m talking about climate change and civic engagement these days instead of yoga poses and philosophy. To my mind addressing climate and being involved in our collective life is yoga! It’s taking yoga off the mat and into the world, seeing The One in The Many, which is the heart of the non-dual philosophy I’ve studied and taught. This perspective goes to the crux of the crises we are facing: thinking that we are separate beings rather different manifestations of One Spirit. We are in the midst of a tremendous shift in consciousness on the planet ~ from the love of power to the power of love. As Martin Luther King, Jr. says it so eloquently,

“It really boils down to this: that all life is interrelated. We are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied into a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. We are made to live together because of the interrelated structure of reality.” 
I have loved yoga, and taught classes, workshops, and trainings for decades, and am now expanding to speak about one of the most urgent and serious issues of our time: climate change and how close we are to irreversible tipping points. I fully believe that yoga practitioners and all spiritual practitioners have immense gifts to offer this unfolding emergency: to honor the Earth, to show compassion for all creatures, especially those weakened by climate stress, and to be courageous in living the deep values of our One Humanity.
So, that said, here’s the latest on climate science …
A recently published study states that the world must set greenhouse gas emissions on a downward path by 2020, or risk not being able to contain the temperature rise within what is considered the safe limits of 1.5-2.0 degrees Celsius, according to the Paris Agreement.
To get a clearer idea of how much warming we’re talking about, convert the temperature in Celsius to Fahrenheit by multiplying the Celsius temperature by 1.8. So that 1.5-2.0 C becomes 2.7-3.6 F. That’s quite a bit warmer that many people may have realized.
One helpful way to get a handle on our climate situation is to consider our ‘carbon budget’, as reported in the Nature article noted above:
“The magnitude of the challenge can be grasped by computing a budget for CO2 emissions – the maximum amount of the gas that can be released before the temperature limit is breached. After subtracting past emissions, humanity is left with a ‘carbon credit’ of around 600 Gigatons (Gt).”
Clearly we cannot continue to burn fossil fuels at the current rate until we spend the 600 Gt budget and then stop on a dime. We must begin as soon as possible to lower our global carbon footprint in order to reach net zero emissions when our budget runs out. See the graph below:

 

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Clearly we are in a climate emergency of mammoth proportions and this should be an “all hands on deck” moment,
            … but it isn’t.  
This could be a time when the entire country comes together to address an enormous problem, that left unattended will ruin the lives of your children and grandchildren (and my niece and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews and my new grandnephew born less than a week ago),
… but it isn’t.
Many scientists and researchers point out that we have the tools and the technology to shift from fossil fuels to renewables in time to avoid the worst damage of climate change. Mark Jacobson at Stanford University has a detailed plan for our country to get to net zero emissions that we could be following,
            … be we aren’t. 
This could be a moment that the entire country goes on high alert to address a major risk to the continuation of our civilization as we know it,
… but it isn’t.  

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“Cannabidiol, a Major Non-Psychotropic Cannabis Constituent Enhances Fracture Healing and Stimulates Lysyl Hydroxylase Activity in Osteoblasts” by team of researchers headed by Yankel Gabet, DMD, PhD, Bone Research Laboratory, Department of Anatomy and Anthropology, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 69978, Israel. E-mail: yankel@tauex.tau.ac.il

A new study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research says that a component of marijuana known as Cannabidiol (CBD) “significantly helps heal bone fractures” by speeding up the process. It also strengthens bones, protecting them against future injuries.
This research could lead to new treatment options for people suffering from certain bone-related diseases, including osteoporosis, which causes 8.9 million fractures annually across the world, according to the International Osteoporosis Foundation.

The team of researchers at Tel Aviv University tested the effect of THC and CBD separately on rat subjects, discovering a connection between our bodies’ cannabinoid receptors and bone growth stimulation. Continue Reading »

When conventional cancer medicine fails to produce positive outcomes, a humble little seed comes to the rescue by Sayer Ji,  founder of Greenmedinfo.com, a reviewer at the International Journal of Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine, Co-founder and CEO of Systome Biomed, Vice Chairman of the Board of the National Health Federation, Steering Committee Member of the Global Non-GMO Foundation.

A new study published in the International Journal of Oncology illustrates an important shift occurring in medical research today, namely, a growing recognition that conventional treatments like chemotherapy, taken alone, are failing to produce positive results and that the use of natural substances may be an indispensable way to improve outcomes.

In the study titled, Combining doxorubicin with a phenolic extract from flaxseed oil: Evaluation of the effect on two breast cancer cell lines, Italian researchers sought to evaluate the possible synergistic role of an extract of flaxseed in combination with the conventional chemo-drug doxorubicin in a number of breast cancer cell lines. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28101573

Breast cancer is one of the most frequently diagnosed forms of cancer and different treatments are used to block its progression. However, it still represents a very common cause of death in women. Doxorubicin (Dox) is reported as an effective agent in breast cancer treatment nonetheless it induces many side‑effects. For this reason, many laboratories are engaged in understanding how it is possible to decrease the drug concentration, considering that one of the possible solutions is to use drug synergy, combining it with natural substances. Recently we showed that a phenolic extract from flaxseed (FS) oil, named PEFSO, induced on MCF‑7 cell line an increase of apoptosis with related modification of G0/G1 phase cell cycle, and the activation of signaling and pro‑oxidant pathways. In this study we present data on the combined effect of Dox and PEFSO on two different breast cancer cell lines to define the conditions to use lower doses of this chemotherapeutic agent. We report the data relating to the ability of this mixture to induce cytotoxicity and apoptosis, cell cycle modification, mitochondrial membrane depolarization and activation of extrinsic and/or intrinsic apoptotic pathway.

They also noted that a commonly used cancer drug known as doxorubicin is notorious for its many side effects. You can review the primary literature on dozens of doxorubicin’s known side effects on our database. The researchers hypothesized that one way around this problem would be to reduce the amount of doxorubicin used by combining it with a safer, more natural compound.

In a previous study, the researchers showed a phenolic extract of flaxseed oil resulted in a number of chemotherapeutic effects (increase in apoptosis, G0/G1 phase cell cycle, and the activation of signaling and pro‑oxidant pathways). The new study looked at the combined effect of doxorubicin and a phenolic extract of flaxseed oil on two different breast cancer cell lines, focusing on what conditions are ideal for using lower doses doxorubicin. They reported the experiment a success:

“We report the data relating to the ability of this mixture to induce cytotoxicity and apoptosis, cell cycle modification, mitochondrial membrane depolarization and activation of extrinsic and/or intrinsic apoptotic pathway.”

While this only a preliminary investigation, and does not have the gravitas of a human clinical trial, flaxseed has been subject to extensive research on its chemopreventive and chemotherapeutic properties. We’re reported on this in depth in previous articles, such as:

We have also done a lot of advocacy around the topic of conventional treatment failure, including the problems of cancer overdiagnosis, overtreatment, and the failure of modern oncology to address the root causes of cancer and the role that cancer stem cells play in the process of carcinogenesis and treatment failure.

There is a profound shift occurring in the medical research community today. With the growing awareness that food is not just a source of energy and material building blocks for the body, but capable of being a form of medicinal or nutrigenomic information, it is no longer considered far fetched to look at something as commonplace, and benign as flaxseed as having disease-resolving power.

For more information on natural substances that may be of value in the prevention and treatment of cancer. Use our Cancer database on the topic to search thousands of studies.

Read in 2016, the Presidents Cancer Panel Study 2010 ,which examines the impact of environmental factors on cancer and is subtitled “Reducing Environmental Cancer Risk, what we can do now.”
April 4, 2016 by appprecautionary | Edit
With the epidemic of disease continuously wrought on to children in 2016 with a root cause of exposure to toxic chemicals in the environment it is time to remind ourselves of the importance of the research publication called the Presidents Cancer Panel Study 2010. This research is so critical for the health of our children and grandchildren. The research examines the impact of environmental factors on cancer and is subtitled “Reducing Environmental Cancer Risk, what we can do now.”

We must practice the Precautionary Principle when using chemical pesticides and children are present or will be playing in the area.

Click below to read the Presidents Cancer Panel Study 2010 ,which examines the impact of environmental factors on cancer and is subtitled “Reducing Environmental Cancer Risk, what we can do now.”

We need a regulatory approach to children’s health eliminating potential hazards without accepting a level of harm. Chemical companies must prove that their products will have no adverse effect on children’s health before the chemical is approved for use by EPA.

President’s Cancer Panel (PCP) -REDUCING ENVIRONMENTAL CANCER RISK What We Can Do Now THIS IS PEER REVIEWED PUBLISHED SCIENCE WHICH LINKS CHEMICAL EXPOSURE AND CHILDHOOD DISEASE AND IS ADDRESSED IN THE PUBLICATION OF THE PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES CANCER PANEL STUDY (PCP) –

NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE REPORT- REDUCING ENVIRONMENTAL CANCER RISK – WHAT WE CAN DO NOW

http://deainfo.nci.nih.gov/advisory/pcp/annualReports/pcp08-09rpt/PCP_Report_08-09_508.pdf

WHEN YOU READ THE VOLUME OF RESEARCH YOURSELF, YOU WILL UNDERSTAND WHY THE SCIENTISTS STATE IN THE PCP ”GRIEVOUS HARM” TO CHILDREN FROM EXPOSURE HAS NOT BEEN ADDRESSED BY APPROPRIATE ACTION
PLEASE STOP THE USE OF PESTICIDES HERBICIDES OR FUNGISCIDES WHERE AND WHEN CHILDREN ARE PRESENT. THE SCIENCE IS INCONTROVERTIBLE . DEMAND THE USE OF NON TOXIC ALTERNATIVES

APP Advocate Precautionary Principle

With the epidemic of disease continuously wrought on to children in 2016 with a root cause of exposure to toxic chemicals in the environment it is time to remind ourselves of the importance of the research publication called the Presidents Cancer Panel Study 2010. This research is so critical for the health of our children and grandchildren. The research examines the impact of environmental factors on cancer and is subtitled “Reducing Environmental Cancer Risk, what we can do now.”

We must practice the Precautionary Principle when using chemical pesticides and children are present or will be playing in the area.

Click below to read the Presidents Cancer Panel Study 2010 ,which examines the impact of environmental factors on cancer and is subtitled “Reducing Environmental Cancer Risk, what we can do now.”

We need a regulatory approach to children’s health eliminating potential hazards without accepting a level of harm. Chemical companies must prove…

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Household Chemical Exposures and the Risk of Canine Malignant Lymphoma, a Model for Human Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Biki B. Takashima-Uebelhoer,1 Lisa G. Barber,2 Sofija E. Zagarins,3 Elizabeth Procter-Gray,4 Audra L. Gollenberg,5Antony S. Moore,2,6 and Elizabeth R. Bertone-Johnson1,2

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3267855/

Epidemiologic studies of companion animals offer an important opportunity to identify risk factors for cancers in animals and humans. Canine malignant lymphoma (CML) has been established as a model for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL). Previous studies have suggested that exposure to environmental chemicals may relate to development of CML..

Conclusions. In summary, findings of this study suggest that exposure to certain types of lawn care chemicals may increase the risk of malignant lymphoma in dogs. Additional studies are needed to further evaluate the effects of specific chemical components of lawn care products on risk of canine malignant lymphoma, and may potentially contribute to human NHL as well.

Results suggest that use of some lawn care chemicals may increase the risk of CML. Additional analyses are needed to evaluate whether specific chemicals in these products may be related to risk of CML, and perhaps to human NHL as well.

Keywords: Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin, Dogs, Epidemiology, Case-Control Studies, Specialty Uses of Chemicals

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In a recent interview the CEO of Daimler Benz (Mercedes Benz) said their competitors are no longer other car companies but Tesla (obvious), Google, Apple, Amazon ‘et al’ are……  There have always been the 3 constants …    Death, Taxes and CHANGE!
Software may disrupt most traditional industries in the next 5-10 years.
Uber is just a software tool, they don’t own any cars, and are now the biggest taxi company in the world
Airbnb is now the biggest hotel company in the world, although they don’t own any properties.
Artificial Intelligence: Computers become exponentially better in understanding the world. This year, a computer beat the best Go player in the world,  10 years earlier than expected. Continue Reading »