Sunday, November 25, 2007

Medical treatment for liver cancer

"Nexavar", the pill against liver cancer..
Doctors declared for the first time, that they found a medicine that can increase the chances to survive for people suffering of liver cancer.
A disease that affects over 500 000 people around the world.
Doctors made some research on 602 patients with advaced fases of liver cancer, who took 2 pills everyday of this medicine that contains "sorafenib".
The majority of the patients who had this treatment, lived more, with 30 % then the others.
Scientists say that this is the first systematic treatment for liver cancer. Sorafenib atacks the cancer cell, by stopping its blood alimentation. The tumors don't disappear and don't lose their proportions, but they stop growing. The disease is not cured but the process is being stoped for a few months.
The medicine that contains the substance named sorafenib is found in drug stores as Nexavar. USA and other 12 countries benefit of it.

It's chance for those who suffer from liver cancer and kidney cancer..

Saturday, November 24, 2007


The American Department Of Health announced that women are affect more by the lung cancer. This disease is the first one that causes death to women, more then breast cancer and colon cancer.
When we think of lung cancer, most of us believe that the majority of men who are smoking,
can be affected by this disease.
But the reality is totaly different."Lung cancer affects women most then breast cancer, colon cancer and uterus cancer, but they don't realise that they are putting their life in danger." said dr. Jyoti Patel, from oncology, Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. The risk is that women and doctors don't realise the gravity of the situation regarding the statistics, reported the american authorities. DANGER!

"Women who smoked in their youth and quit, they still have the risk to get sick." added dr. Patel in a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association. According to dr. Patel, the med students learn about the lung cancer as a disease that only appears to 60 year old men who are smoking. That's why a lot of doctors won't warn their patinents (women) of the risks they expose themselves to, by smoking.
In 2003, from 4 cases of cancer to women, one was lung cancer.
It seems that in USA,
over 70 000 died of lung cancer and 39 000 that died from breast cancer, recording to the American Society of Cancer.

SMOKING..The most important thing that leads to cancer is smoking. "If I were asked wich are the 10 things that causes lung cancer, the first nine are smoking." said dr. Patel.
One of five women are smoking and many are pasive smokers. Women that are pasive smokers have a higher risk to lung cancer then men.
Women develope in their lungs small tumors that are more agresive then other tumors wich can be found and treated much easier.
It's also the hormonals differences between man and women,
that's why it affects the evolution of this disease, not favourable to women.

"Women wich get sick, isolate themselves and take over them all the quilt.
That's why they don't participate in campaignes that warn all the women about the lung cancer. 
I tell my patients that smoking is a bad choice 'cause it ain't worth it getting sick because of that."
sais dr. Patel. She recommends them to realise how much they harm their body and their lungs by smoking. 
She incourages them to participate in campagnes against lung cancer to fight this disease. 

Just like a small node makes a woman go to the doctor, the same it should be with the cough.
This symptom can indicate different problems, from simple coulds to lung cancer.
Those who cough frequently, or wake up in the middle of the night because of the caugh, who breath hard, or worst, who spit blood, need to go as fast as they can to the doctor.

LACK OF INTEREST..The reaserch for lung cancer is not interesting,
like other forms of cancer, sais dr. Patel. Only 1.300 $ on a case of lung cancer are spent for research, 
30.000 $ on a patient with aids,
18 000 $ on a case with breast cancer and 10 000 $ on a patient with prostate (gland) cancer.
This is happening because of the survivors of the lung cancer, wich are not interested in campaignes for gathering founds for treating this disease.
And worst, the society doesn't take care of the ones that know that they can get sick by smoking.

If you don't wanna quit smoking...then, be realistic about the risk you expose yourself to,
and be sure that someday it's gonna destroy your body, it's either you quit and
protect yourself
or not quit and maybe, be another victime of the lung cancer and all the other forms of cancer!

                                      Make it a better world, STOP smoking..protect yourselves and your children..Have a peaceful life!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Have a clean complexion!

The acne appears to women before the menopause at about 40-50 years old.
It appears and then it disappears, but it always comes back. The affected zones are: the cheeks, the forehead, the nose and the chin.
Men are also affected by the acne, it usualy appears on the complexion, on the nape, on the axil and on the nates. The causes are the sebaceous cysts wich open through small pores. The acne is formed on the black spots. They appear in the puberty and in the old age and they are made of pus.
Recepies to prevent acne and black spots:
1. Apricot:

A face-pack out of mature apricots. 
You have to get rid of the brollys, then rive the fruit and after that you put it on your face;
after 30 minuts you wash away the composition  with an infusion of camomile.
It invigorates your face and it helps you take out your black spots.

2. Lavender:

An infusion with 5 g of plant, over wich you pour 100 ml of boiled water. You leave it covered for 15- 20 minuts and then you interject it. It applies with a compress made of sterile gauze.

3. Apple:

You boil the apples in sweet milk, then you cut it in pices, you boil them 'till they get soft.
You rive them and apply the moisture on the face for 30 minuts. After that, you wash your face with an infusion of camomile.

4. Dill:

An infusion with a spoon af raved brollies, over wich you pour a half cup of boiled water (100 ml). You leave it covered for 20 minuts and then you interject it. You use it with a face buffer. 

5. Carrot:

A face-pack made out of roots that you put through a shredder.
You keep it on your face for 20-30 minuts,
then you wash your face with an infusion of camomile.

6. Cabbage:

A juice made out of pressing the leaf of a cabbage
and then aplly the moisture on your face.

I wrote here some useful recepies that
I think it will help you, if you have problems with acne and black spots. I tried myself some and they've really worked.
Keep in mind these informations 'cause even if you don't need them, you can sure help others that have this kind of problems and they don't know how to get rid of the spots on their face.
  Keep your complexion clean 'cause nobody likes to see a face full of acne and red/black spots!

How to quit smoking?

The best way to quit smoking, comes from the indians, even if they are the ones that invented the"tabacoo pipe". This remedy that existed for thousands of years is called the Kombucco Orientalis.
Smoking cuts down 35 days per year from our lives and 30% of deaths by cancer.
Products that help us STOP smoking DON'T exist, only Kombucco Orientalis
can destroy the tabacoo dependence and
it can recover the tissues that have been destroyed and can cause cancer.
Try it and it can change your life. Even kids can consume it.
It cures different kind of dieseases, from cancer to appetite.
Hope to find more info about natural treatments, 
because in my opinion, this is the medicine of the future, while,
nowadays the ordenary medicines destroy us. Keep it healthy!

How to quit smoking?

Monday, November 19, 2007

The Peanut Butter Fights Diseases

A delicious element is the peanut butter wich can replace the ordenary butter and margarine.
The peanut butter is very appreciated in most of the countries, like USA. Americans believe that peanut butter protects our body from heart diseases, cancer, diabetes (II) and Alzheimer.
It was descovered at the end of the 1800, as a product based on nutritional facts especially for the elders, wich have difficulties in chewing solide products. Like the earth nut, it is full of fats, that's why it is not recommended in a strict diet. But these fats are unsaturated, that's why the peanut butter is different then the ordenary butter and other animal fats.
It contains vitamine E (3.2 mg of vitamine E in two spoons of peanut butter).
This butter is made of vegetal proteins, fibre, vitamine B, magnesium, copper, potassium and zinc.
Because of its antioxidant effect, the peanut butter can prevent cronical diseases and it represents a natural alternative for the extra vitamins and minerals.
For all those who love the peanut butter,
I have some great news for you, it's very healthy and it's recommended to be consumed.
                                                                                                                        Enjoy yourselfs!!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Let Your Food Be Your Medicine

Many of the things we put into our mouths cannot be considered food.

Additives, preservatives, and the like can act in the body to burden the liver,
raise blood pressure and even stimulate cancer cell growth.
Food - fruits and vegetables, grains and nuts - are incredibly un-sexy nowadays though they provide all the nutrients the latest ‘discoveries’ tell us we need to be healthy.
‘Food’ has the ability to replenish nutrient shortages, hydrate and detoxify the body, build blood, muscle and bone, create natural energy, boost immunity, fight infection and build the enzymes needed to repair DNA.
Breast cancer begins with damaged DNA. So, whatever protection we can provide to our DNA is worth the effort.
Food for maintaining breast health:
Maitake mushroom literally means “dancing mushroom”. Historically, Maitake was so rare that people danced when they found it.
Along with other mushrooms in the family (Cordyceps, Coriolus, etc), Maitake contains natural sugars which stimulate cancer fighting NK and T cells.

The turmeric plant gives curried dishes their distinctive yellow color and contains a potent antioxidant called curcumin. Curcumin has multiple cancer fighting mechanisms including downregulating COX-2 (inflammation), EGFR and HER-2 (proliferation triggers). Chronic inflammation has been shown to progress to cancer particularly in the stomach and bladder.

Broccoli, Cauliflower, Brussel sprouts belong to the Brassica family and contain the chemopreventive agent brassinin. Chopping and light steaming make broccoli’s bioactive compounds more available. Organically grown cruciferous vegetables show higher levels of phytonutrients than conventionally grown.
Grapes are one of the most commonly consumed foods worldwide. Grape seeds, along with peanuts and mulberries, contain resveratrol. Resveratrol has been shown to possess chemopreventive and anti-tumor properties in laboratory studies.

Leaf Vegetables (spinach, kale)
Doctors recommend getting sufficient amounts of folic acid during pregnancy to protect against anemia. Following this recommendation before and after pregnancy as well can improve breast health. Folate (dietary methyl) is a nutrient that helps to regulate DNA methylation.
This accessory modification then partly controls which genes are switched on or off.
It is important that the so called ‘tumor suppressor genes’ such as BRCA-1 are properly regulated. Thus genes can be influenced by compounds in the foods we eat.

Onions and garlic contain allyl sulfides - compounds that make cells sensitive to the stress of cell division. Because cancer cells divide so frequently they undergo more stress and create more stressors. They are thus more susceptible to damage by allyl sulfides. The effective compounds are best concentrated at home by crushing or finely chopping the garlic and waiting about 15 minutes before cooking.

Soy has been associated with inhibition of breast cancer cells in some but not all laboratory studies. Soy (tofu, tempeh, etc.) contains phyto estrogens which mimic the body’s natural estrogen. It is believed that its tumor inhibiting properties are invoked by binding to estrogen receptors and blocking their growth stimulatory signals.

Special foods, called herbs, typically have little nutritive value but possess potent functional characteristics. Pharmaceutical companies have already harnessed the Pacific Yew tree and Periwinkle plant to create drugs like Taxol and Oncovin. Several other species have significant potential in cancer prevention and treatment.

Astragalus has a long history of use and seems to enhance the immune system by restoring suppressed immune T cell function.
Baikal skullcap (Scutellaria baicalensis) inhibits cancer cell proliferation in research studies.
Mushrooms (Codyceps, Coriolus, Maitake, etc.) show immunomodulating effects. They contain sugars such as polysaccharide-K (PSK) which have been used in Japan as an adjunct to chemotherapy.
Graviola (Annona muricata) may also be known as soursop. These tropical plants contain the Annonaceous acetogenins which stimulate apoptosis (programmed cell death) and seem to convey Graviola’s anti-tumor abilities. Studies also demonstrate Graviola’s capacity to inhibit the removal of cancer drugs from the cells.

Be carefull what you eat 'cause sooner or later it will affect your health!
                                                                   LET FOOD BE YOUR MEDICINE!!!


Chronobiology investigates biological rhythms - predominantly those that correspond to environmental cycles (tidal, daily, lunar or annual). The most intensively investigated biological timing system is the circadian clock.
Behaviour, physiology, bio-chemistry, and gene expression are temporally structured over the course of a day, generating daily oscillations at all levels of life.

Cycles in attention and activity, in core body temperature and heart rate, in enzyme activity and hormone levels are not simply driven by external changes (e.g., light/dark or warm/cold).
Rather, they are controlled by an endogenous, circadian clock which are found in all phyla - from cyanobacteria to humans. Daily rhythms continue in the absence of environmental signals with their own periods that can deviate slightly from 24 h - hence the term circadian (about one day). Although circadian rhythms are endogenous and self-sustained, the ‘internal day' is regulated by external cues: circadian rhythms are synchronised (entrained) by and to the periodic environment. This ‘entrainment’ uses environmental signals (predominantly light) as 'zeitgebers'.

Over the past decades, circadian research has unravelled many details about how the circa-24-hour rhythmicity is generated at the cellular level.
Clock genes and their products form a complex network of feedback loops.
Approximately 10% of the mammalian genome shows a circadian rhythm in its expression.

The programme of the Gordon Conference on Chronobiology in 2007 covers the most recent insights into the mechanisms of circadian rhythmicity, ranging from genetics, molecular biology and neurophysiology to higher functions such as sleep and performance in shift work.
The contributions reflect the need for our field to show how these temporal programmes
function in the real world under entrainment as well as the necessity to explore clock mechanisms beyond the known transcriptional-translational feedback loops.

Because of the enormous and predictable daily changes in the metabolism of each cell, insights into circadian clocks are essential for medicine as well as for coping with the consequences of life in an industrial society that has us living indoors (i.e., providing weak zeitgebers), performing shift work and incurring jetlag.
It's a very interesting subject.
Not many of us have heared about the chronobiology. It reflects our personal, inside timer. There are some people that know how to use it and they plan their life with this method.
I'll do research about it and try to find out how we can use it so it can be helpful for us.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Miracles made by vitamins

Eating a lot of vegetables and fruits, is a great way to protect yourself from getting sick and premature death, because they contain all the vitamins your body needs. A group of scientists from the Medical and Health Institute in France, INSERM, showed recently that taking extra vitamins is also recommended for the good function of your body.

A scientific study named SU.VI. MAX, with over 13 000 participants, showed that people who
took everyday extra vitamins, they obtained a great protection against cancer with 30%, and at the same time it reduced the mortality caused by cancer with 37%.
In eight years, the participants had to take 6 mg of beta-caroten, 120 mg of vitamine C, 30 mg of vitamine E, 100 g of selenius and 20 mg of zinc- or the same tablets, placebo.
After this period, scientists showed the benefits from extra vitamins and minerals.
It was necesary to use extra vitamins, to compare them to the placebo effect. A similar test with fruits and vegetables couldn't be as useful as with multivitamins because the participants had to eat 5-6 times a day fruits/vegetables.

This was a scientific test that could only be made with extra vitamins to see how the body reacts.
Eat vegetables, and fruits, all kinds, it's very healthy. An apple everyday keeps your immune system workind at high potentional.
Have yourself a healthy life because you all deserve that!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Carrots prevent cancer and not only

Carrots can prevent the infarct. It can, also reduce lung cancer and larynx cancer, even if that person was a smoker. The most important effect of the carrot is improving the eyes. The carrot contains vitamine A wich is very important for the health of the eyes. When the quanteety of the A vitamine decreases, eyes suffer at the adaptation to the dark and to the light.
The tea with seeds of carrots, can be prepared by infusion.
In a cup of boiled water (250 ml) you put a small spoon of seeds or dry grass and you leave it for 10-15 minutes for infusion.

It's recommended do drink the tea three times a day.
The seeds help digestion and stimulate the menstruation. The seeds, as well as the leaves help eliminate gases and are usefull for the good function of the kidneys, for digestion and intestinal transit. 
If you like carrots, eat a carrot everyday and, surely, you can improve your immune system, 
your eyes and also prevent catching a cold or even getting sick. 
The A vitamine takes care of your heart, your lungs,
kidneys and of all the good function of your body.
It's a good way to start a healthy life..Good luck everyone!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

New cancer treatments

New therapies against different types of cancer could appear in 10 years, studies are based on modified geanes that lead to cancer, proffesor doctor's oppinion, Victor Velculescu from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Romanian scientist, descovered new medicines for breath and intestine cancer by studying the groups of cromozomes from the cancer cells.
For the first time, scientists made a map of the modified cancer cells. 
How do the modifications appear??

It seems that the cells can change by consuming different substance like nicotine, alcohol,  
exposing your skin to much at the sun radiations. If cancer is  hereditary, we have to make periodical analysis to prevent the disease and to track it down as soon as possible, and find a cure. 
The only methods used, for now, against cancer is surgery and chemotherapy.
When will new treatments appear?
For some forms of cancer like, breast cancer and leukaemia there are some medicines, but for others, scientists are still doing researches and we won't benefit of them 10 years from now. 
The problem appears when cancer isn't located and surjery cannot help in this situation, the only method remaining is chemotherapy. The last one, is not providing 100% chances of curing and some people can't endure it. I'll do some research about this technique so we can be informed with every detail about this disease and how many chances we have to survive.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Protect your body..STOP smoking!

How does smoking affect your liver..? The liver is an organe wich is very well vascularised. Everything we eat or drink goes through the liver, he's a kind of bolter. I'll show you some pictures I found with sick livers.

                            Liver cancer                                               

  Chemotherapy at the liver

I know there are some scary images but this is the truth! Even if this can shock's better to be aware of the consequences if you keep on smoking. Around the world take part a lot of campaigns against smoking but, I guess it's not enough because, so many people are still smoking and also, many people are still dieing because of this bad habit and drug. Protect your children from places where others are smoking, teach your children, especially teenagers about cigarettes, smoking, drugs and the power they have to destroy our body. We have to do something for the's sad seeing so many children, adults and old people dieing..
Have the courage and the strength to heal yourself and accept that you are doing a lot of damage to your mind and body by smoking. I wish you good luck and I'll sure keep you healthy informed!

Friday, November 9, 2007

Stop smoking!

The number of people who smoke is growing. In the world there are 1.2 bilion smokers. Even though, people living in 2004-2005 know enough about smoking, causes, how to quit and still, are not aware of how tobacco destroys our body.
In nowadays, everyone talks and writes about this subject, bad habit that changed the entire humanity for centuries. This subject has always been a matter in dispute. Smokers that wanna quit can find all the info about cigarettes on TV, in magazines and newspapers, in flyers and at special counciling to quit smoking.
Why do teenagers start smoking??
Well, because of the period they go through and the transformations of their personality at this age, the environment and their friends who influence them.
You can't start a conversation with a teenager, about smoking without knowing the reason he started doing it.
There are several reasons, like trying to be mature, act like a grown-up, being more self confident and being part of a gang. Of course, teenagers smoke because of the problems they have with their parents or/and at school.
Do we smoke because we like to, beause we need to or we can't quit because it becomes a habit?
Most of the people who smoke, they do it because they like to and also, they made it a bad habit. In my oppinion, the body doesn't need cigarettes to survive, so...I guess smoking is just an action some people are used to do, like dressing some kind of clothes or drinkig coffee.
All the actions we make come from the brain. Our body doesn't need anything and can live
without any substance that doesn't help it's natural function.
How can we STOP smoking? How can we say NO to cigarettes?
It's not easy but it's not so hard, it just takes some responsability to realise how the tobacco destroys our body, how it affects our lungs, our liver and the entire good function of the body.
I've also been smoking for an year 'til I had some problems with my  thyroid (gland). I went to the doctor and he told me I had to quit smoking if I wanna live longer.
Than I had to choose, and I chosed LIFE, even if I'm young, I don't wanna destroy my health because someday I'll need it and I won't have it anymore. Nothing is more important in this life then being healthy, because you can't do anything if you don't feel well and if you don't have the power to do all the things you dreamed of.

My advice for all you out there who are smoking and for the others who haven't started yet, you just don't appreciate your health until it's gone. And maybe when you'll realise that, it's going to be to late. Please do have a healthy life!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Your skin can be in danger

A terrible infection, most seen in hospitals, appeared outside the hospital rooms. S. aureus is a staphylococcus that rezists at antibiotics and it is spreding very fast.
It produces an iritation of the skin, wich, if it's not treated it can cause big infections and also, death. Scientists from California University, Los Angeles, descovered that 59% of the skin infections from 11 hospitals were produced by MRSA.  
The author of that studies this disease, dr. Gregory Moran, sais that:,, Everyone can be infected. If you have a pimple or a furuncle that doesn't heal, go to the doctor."