Archive for the ‘Cancer’ Category

What’s the most effective way to quit smoking?

March 23rd, 2010 No comments


Smoking…are all the drugs and treatments to quit really worth it?

For people who enjoy their cigarette smoking (I can’t see any other reason why one would continue with it), their single most important health gain is to simply quit, stop, cease, give up.

What’s the most effective way to quit? According to this article it’s a two step process: Read more…

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HRT – back in the news for all the wrong reasons

June 23rd, 2009 1 comment

This article on CNN has some very encouraging news on the decline of death rates from cancer.  It states that a drop in hormone replacement therapy or HRT has lead to a decline in breast cancer.

Our very own Dr Szucs has a special interest in natural hormone replacement.

This recent post by Dr Mercola on Oprah discussing HRT on her show reveals some of the agendas trying to discredit natural hormone replacement and alternative medicine.

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Everyone loves the new car smell, but what’s in it? Environmental Toxins

May 26th, 2009 No comments

The 6th health pillar of the Lifestyle Therapies 7 Pillars to a Healthy Productive Life is Reduced Exposure to Toxins.


This is not a new report, but one that is new to me. When most of us think about exposure to toxins we immediately think of outside contaminants, but as this study shows, most of our exposure is inside, that is in the home, office and car. The most important thing here is ventilation…


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The Facts about cancer – but what about environmental toxins?

May 1st, 2009 No comments

Did you realise that in Australia, 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will be diagnosed with cancer before the age of 85? This is an alarming figure I recently came ocross on the Cancer Council website.

What’s more, the council website also states that 1 in 3 cancer cases can be prevented through lifestyle modification, that accounts for around 4,300 deaths each year that could be prevented.

What lifestyle modifications are we talking about? Well there are no surprises here…Quit smoking, avoid excessive sun exposure (but make sure you get some sun as our body converts cholesterol into vitamin D from the sun’s rays), eat a healthy diet, don’t drink alcohol to excess (what’s excess? A few std drinks a week?), get regular exercise (at least 1/2 hour per day of moderate intensity exercise), maintain a healthy weight range. These are what the Cancer Council recommends with my comments in brackets.

But what about environmental toxins? I can’t believe the Cancer Council is almost silent on this, except for cigarettes and alcohol of course. For the vast majority of us, our greatest exposure to toxins will be in doors in our home and office environment. See this transcript from the ABC’s 7.30 Report for just one example of an indoor toxin. Removing toxins is one strategy, you can also filter the air and make sure you have adequate ventilation. The worst thing anyone could do for their baby is to lay down lovely new carpet, paint the walls, buy new furniture and on a cold night put the heater on and close the door for their baby to be nice and warm and all night be breathing in a toxic soup! All these new items leach toxins out into the air, this is what smells – don’t think it’s a lovely new smell. In most cases you are breathing in dangerous toxins which if continued to breath will accumulate in the body and contribute to cancer growth.

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