HealthAlert: Prostate Health with KC & Dr. Smith, Part 2

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Posted on 6th September 2012 by admin in Health Alerts

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Fifty-eight-year-old Jim from Seattle is crushed as he hears the devastating news from his doctor: prostate cancer.  Unfortunately, Jim is now counted among the one in six American men who will be diagnosed with prostate cancer sometime in their lifetime and one of 241,740 estimated new diagnoses of prostate cancer this year according to the American Cancer Society.

The truth is that the ultimate cure for any cancer is not getting cancer in the first place.  While this may sound overly simplistic as the causes of cancer are varied and complex, we can begin today to create an environment in our body where cancer cannot thrive.  How do we do this?  This is our topic today on LivingFuelTV in Part Two on prostate health with Leonard Smith, M.D.

Join us as we discuss:

  • the major risk factors associated with prostate cancer,
  • the critically important role of diet and nutrition, and
  • how to minimize damaging and cancer-feeding toxic build-up in our bodies

The information you learn today could quite literally save your life or the life of someone you love.

Click on the graphic below to watch.

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SuperHealth Challenge Tip!

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Posted on 21st January 2012 by admin in Holiday Health Challenge

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A diet rich in fiber can help fight obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. The Seven Countries Study found that people living in countries with high fiber intake weighed less than those living in countries where fiber intake is low. In the famous Nurses’ Health Study, those who ingested more dietary fiber consistently weighed less than those who consumed less fiber. Another study linked higher dietary fiber intake with lower body weight and waist-to-hip ratios, along with a reduction in markers of heart disease risk. Higher fiber consumption predicted less weight gain more strongly than did total or saturated fat consumption.

KC Craichy
The Super Health Diet

SuperHealth Challenge Tip!

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Posted on 11th January 2012 by admin in Super Health

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While a variety of nutrients act to enhance detoxification and as essential cofactors in detoxification, four have been found to directly enhance it: curcumin, chlorophyllin, wasabi, and broccoli extract.

Curcumin, a phytonutrient derived from the Indian spice turmeric, the main ingredient in curry, is one of the most effective anti-mutagens. A member of the ginger family, turmeric has a reputation for quelling inflammation and healing various maladies ranging from ulcers to upset stomach to arthritis and has been shown to have numerous cardiovascular benefits, in part because it reduces total cholesterol levels and inhibits LDL (low density lipoprotein) oxidation. Researchers have discovered that curcumin can also help protect against the multitude of mutagens in our environment that are often a direct link to cancer development. As I discuss elsewhere in this book, hot peppers also assist in fat burning.

LFTV: The Best of 2011

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Posted on 29th December 2011 by admin in LivingFuelTV

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2011 has been a wonderful year here at Living Fuel and LivingFuelTV.  We’ve produced popular episodes on a
wide range of important and insightful health and natural wellness topics such as medical radiation, Omega-3,
airport scanners, practical fitness, and Vitamin D.  It’s our goal at LivingFuelTV to change and positively impact
your life and the life of your family with truth.

Today on LivingFuelTV, and before we launch into an exciting 2012, let’s take a look back at the top five
most popular shows in 2011 as measured by your response.  Check and see if your favorite made the list! 
Enjoy this video review by clicking on the graphic below.

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Cancer-Cutting Through the Sea of Pink, Part 2

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Posted on 13th October 2011 by admin in Health Alerts |LivingFuelTV

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Thank you for your overwhelming response to last week’s LivingFuelTV episode, 
Cancer—Cutting Through the Sea of Pink.  October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, however, we’ve long
advocated for prevention over simple awareness.  While it’s beneficial to be aware of danger, it’s much better 
to take informed, practical steps to help protect yourself from risk.  With this in mind, let’s turn our attention to
medical radiation such as x-rays, CT scans, and mammograms, to name a few.  The goals of these procedures 
are to identify, “treat”, and help diagnose dis-ease in the body.  Are these procedures really effective? 
Do they carry inherent risks of their own?  Are there viable alternatives to conventional medical radiation?

Learn the answers to these imporant questions today on LivingFuelTV.  Take charge of your family’s health
and begin by clicking on the graphic below to watch.

Cancer-Cutting Through the Sea of Pink

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Posted on 6th October 2011 by admin in Health Alerts |LivingFuelTV

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Imagine a new pharmaceutical drug is released to the public amidst a flood of news reports and television
advertising.  This pill has been clinically and conclusively proven to dramatically reduce the risk of breast cancer
by as much as 80%.  Do you think this would be a popular prescription?

It may come as a surprise to know that healthy lifestyle habits and diet have been clinically shown in a significant number of studies to substantially reduce the risk of breast and other cancers that plague our modern society. 
A vast majority of the fund-raising activities for the pink ribbon organizations are rooted in good people with noble intentions; however, with billions spent on the “cure”, little progress has been made in this fight.

In today’s LivingFuelTV HealthAlert, we turn our attention from awareness to prevention.  Join us as we explore key factors that increase women’s risk and those factors that decrease the risk of breast cancer.  This is vital information
you are not likely to hear from conventional medicine.

Take control of your health today.  Click on the graphic below to watch and consider forwarding this HealthAlert to a woman you love.

KC Craichy’s SuperHealth Podcasts: Prostate Health with Dr. Leonard Smith (Part 2)

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Posted on 30th August 2011 by admin in Health Alerts |SuperHealth Podcasts

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KC Craichy talks with Dr. Leonard Smith about what men can do if they think they may have prostate cancer.

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KC Craichy’s SuperHealth Podcasts: Prostate Health with Dr. Leonard Smith (Part 1)

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Posted on 25th August 2011 by admin in Super Health |SuperHealth Podcasts

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KC Craichy talks with Dr. Leonard Smith about how to improve your prostate health. What should you do if your doctor says your blood levels are higher than normal?

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KC Craichy’s SuperHealth Podcasts: Medical Radiation Dangers

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Posted on 19th August 2011 by admin in Health Alerts |SuperHealth Podcasts

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KC Craichy talks with Dr. Patrick Purdue about the dangers of medical radiation.

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KC: Welcome to Living Fuel TV. I’m KC Craichy. Think about this, it’s the middle of the night, you’ve just learned that your child has banged his head in sports, and they have rushed him to the emergency room. And they prescribed for him 500 x-rays, so every 15 minutes or every five minutes he’s going to get an x-ray, until they’re finished with 500 x-rays. And this is just so they can get the information to make them feel comfortable that everything is OK. Are you OK with that? Well, I’m excited to have special guest, Dr. Patrick Purdue. Dr. Purdue?

Dr. Purdue: Thank you.

KC: Is that essentially what they’re telling us?

Dr. Purdue: A CAT scan would be equivalent roughly to 500 chest x-rays of the patient.

KC: Five hundred chest x-rays.

Dr. Purdue: Yes.

KC: So it is not so unusual that you hear that you’ve had headaches, you’ve had an injury and they’ve prescribed a CAT scan, a CT-scan or some other kind of major radiation test. So what’s this doing to people?

Dr. Purdue: We’ve known since the study of survivors from Hiroshima and Nagasaki at the end of World War II, that radiation causes cancer. There is a very interesting fellow, who died a couple years ago, his name is Dr. John Gofman, most people have never heard of him. He is the man who invented the process for manufacturing plutonium. He worked on the atom bomb project in World War II and he’s the co-discoverer of Uranium 233. After the war, he became a cardiologist and is the man credited with discovering HDL and LDL cholesterol. So he’s not a scientific lightweight.

KC: MD, PhD.

Dr. Purdue: He published a study in 1999. I believe I wrote that down for you, and I think you’ve got a copy of it now. It’s an entire book, it’s not just a paper.

KC: I have a couple of text books from him. One of them you referred me to.

Dr. Purdue: Yes.

KC: It’s massive.

Dr. Purdue: And in that book he clearly demonstrated that there is a direct correlation between the increased rates of metastatic cancers of all type and ischemic heart disease that is equivalent to the level of exposure of radiation that you have. So, in other words, the more radiation, you have the higher the risk of cancer and heart disease.

KC: And we’re talking about a lifetime load?

Dr. Purdue: Life, it never goes away.

KC: So I believe it’s Gofman’s textbook talks about dosage for 16 frames for a dental x-ray and then regular x-rays and then CT-scans and so on, that over a lifetime just a woman over a 20 year period that does annual mammography, it’s an equivalent dose to being one mile from Hiroshima when the bomb went off.

Dr. Purdue: Yeah. Dr. Samuel Epstein, who’s the Dean of the University of Illinois School of Public Health, published a study in the Journal of Applied Radiation several years ago, that showed that a woman who gets ten mammograms has one half the radiation equivalent of standing one mile from the center of the Hiroshima bomb blast. So that can’t be good. A lot of what I hear from patients is that they’re told by their physicians who are prescribing mammograms that it’s really not that bad. One mammogram is roughly equivalent to the radiation you would get if you fly from Tampa to Los Angeles. That’s true, but the problem is total load, it’s the accumulation over a lifetime, so flying, plus mammograms, plus whatever x-rays you’ve had, it’s all plus, plus, plus, no one knows what dosage level you have. When I began to look into all this stuff a number of years ago and began to do some research on it and so forth, I finally became convinced that it would be a very rare day that I would recommend a radiological study to a patient. So now, everything I do is either MRI or ultrasound, which are safe. The’s no radiation involved.

KC: Or thermography.

Dr. Purdue: Or thermography, exactly. To back up some of these numbers, like Dr. Samuel Epstein, Dr. Gofman, in the Archives of Internal Medicine two years ago a study was published that showed that out of a group of women who avoided mammograms, there was 25% fewer breast cancers. So when you just look at the accumulation of literature, study after study, it begins to add up to saying, “Well, gee whiz, maybe that’s not really a good idea to give so much radiation.”

KC: Clearly. I mean you really have to take this into your own hands. This is so important that you understand that medical radiation is no benign. It’s not OK to get 16 frame dental x-ray every time your child goes to the dentist. This adds up over a lifetime. We talked about mammography. You know recently they changed the recommendation from every year to every other year. From after age 40 it was every year and now it’s after age 50 every other year. Is that correct?

Dr. Purdue: That’s true. Based on data that’s over ten years old, by the way.

KC: Well, the outrage was amazing to me. The outrage was you’re taking away our tests. All the news reporters, including some of the ones that I respect, they came out with this outrage that it’s just the medical system trying to save money, that they’re trying to save money by pushing off our mammograms to age 50 and giving it every other year at that point. But the truth is, it was an independent scientific council that came to that conclusion with overwhelming evidence of harm.

Dr. Purdue: Exactly.

KC: So what’s a woman to do? Thermography really is a very good thing to do after age what?

Dr. Purdue: Obviously after age 40, unless there’s other risk factors involved.

KC: Well, breast thermography is more widely available now if you just Google it in your area or any search engine. You’ll generally find some practitioners with breast thermography. Now it isn’t a single test that gives you an outcome, it’s a series that just shows the changes, right? So thermography actually shows the heat of growth of a foreign object growing in the breast.

Dr. Purdue: Yeah. Thermography does not image the tissue in the breast, but it’s a very good screening tool because it’s totally safe, and it gives us an idea of whether there’s an area that may be a problem that we need to investigate further. If that shows up, then we can image safely at the tissue in the breast with either a diagnostic breast ultrasound or breast MRI. Both of which are totally safe, no radiation involved. And I certainly negotiated with providers in my area to where we can get the cost of these imagining services way down. It doesn’t have to be expensive.

KC: That’s really important. So when you have a choice, listen, when you think about a CT-scan, a PET scan, a CAT scan, these things are hundreds of times the radiation dose of a conventional x-ray.

Dr. Purdue: Correct.

KC: A chest x-ray no less, hundreds of times. So if you’re having headaches and you’re doctor says, “Well, let’s get you a CT-scan.” You run to a different doctor because this is very dangerous. So if you’re told to get a CT-scan, ask yourself if you’re OK with running down to the imaging center and getting 500 x-rays to your head. If you’re not OK with that, then you probably ought to demand MRI, or ultrasound, or thermography, depending on which is clinically accurate. And this is really important, this is not you practicing medicine on your own, this is using wisdom. And this is the doctor’s own medical journals that are saying this. I know a lot of MDs who agree with this, who know that this is over prescribed. In fact, I’ll finish by saying that Bottom Line Health came out with something this week where they actually reduced the dose 90% of a CT-scan, and they were able to get the same information, 90% reduction. Now we had talked on this show a year ago about dialing it down 50%, and we know that in California there was a medical center who, when people were getting a CT- scan, after the scan their hair was falling out. They realized that it was dialed up way beyond what was OK. And they did 600 more patients with that before they turned it back down even though they knew this was going on. So this is a really important subject. We have a section on our site for medical radiation which you can look at our past shows on the subject and links and so on. We strongly encourage you to do that. Hope you enjoyed it. God bless you.

Dr. Purdue: Thank you very much.

KC: And God bless you. Have a great day.

KC Craichy’s SuperHealth Podcasts: Cancer – Step Outside The Box (Part 4)

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Posted on 18th August 2011 by admin in Health Alerts |SuperHealth Podcasts

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KC Craichy talks with best-selling author Ty Bollinger about the cure for cancer – not getting it in the first place. While this concept may sound trite and overly simplistic, there is much truth in it. This is an important podcast for everyone battling with cancer, people who are supporting loved ones in their fight against cancer, and anyone who wants to avoid a cancer diagnosis.

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KC: Welcome to Living Fuel TV. I’m KC Craichy. So, you have not received a diagnosis of cancer but you obviously don’t want it. Maybe, your parents have had it. Maybe, it runs in the family. Truthfully, you probably just inherited your momma’s cookbook, but we really need to focus on the things that are healthy for us and not do the things that are not healthy for us. Most people, this is a proven fact, that most people know that many of the things that they eat and drink on a daily basis are extremely unhealthy for them. Yet, they eat it anyway. Is that wisdom, Ty?

Ty: KC, that’s not wise at all. Biblically, the definition of wisdom is taking the knowledge that you have and applying it. And we know inherently that eating the junk food, the fast food, the processed food, the burger and fries, is not healthy. We know that. Everyone knows that in their head. But it’s not wise to not apply that to your lifestyle and to continue doing that all the time. I’m not saying you can’t go out and have a burger and fries every now and then, but as a lifestyle eating that way is not wise because you have the knowledge in your head, you don’t apply it and you know it’s going to make you sick eventually.

KC: Absolutely. So, eating is probably one of the primary reasons that people get sick. It is what they eat.

Ty: I believe it is. The eating as we’ve talked about in the past segments, eating and the environmental toxins. Those two go hand in hand.

KC: And, of course, drinking goes along with eating.

Ty: Drinking is part of eating and the water that we drink or the water that we don’t drink and that we replace with sodas or whatever else.

KC: Let’s talk about a few things. You talk about the fries and the burger. I mean, really, we know that fried food, particularly with the vegetable oils, is exceedingly unhealthy, cancer causing unhealthy.

Ty: Right. And the reason is that when you use hydrogenated oils, which is adding an element of hydrogen to the oil to make it preserve and last longer, it makes more money for the companies that sell it. That’s the reason they do it. They’re not doing it to hurt you, they’re doing it to make more money. But in essence what it does when they hydrogenate the oil is it kills the electron cloud around the fats, and then those fats get into your body and they have a hard time assimilating oxygen into the cells. It causes cellular wall deficiencies. It causes low oxygen in the cells. That leads to cancer. So, that’s really why the fake fats and the oils are bad.

KC: You know, it’s interesting. There was public pressure that caused this atrocity on our health. Many years ago, they used to use beef tallow as the oil to fry French fries and things like that in fast food chains. Now, you can’t hurt that oil.

Ty: No.

KC: You can heat it but you can’t hurt it but people always say fried foods are bad so somebody got the bright idea that we could use vegetable oil, and so there’s no cholesterol and people would feel like it’s more healthy. The fact is, though, the vegetable oils were never designed to be heated like that, and they become destroyed and mutated and poisonous and now it’s way worst to eat fried foods today than it was even a generation ago.

Ty: That’s true. Because of the fact that when you do heat the oils as you mentioned, it changes them chemically and it basically changes them into something that your body looks at as an invader. It doesn’t know what to do with these oils. It can’t metabolize them, it can’t process them. And so somebody that eats a high, fat high fried diet, they’re continually putting into their body foods that are not really foods, that their bodies are having to fight off. And so, if your body is having to fight to protect you from the food you’re eating, there’s nothing left to protect you from the cancer.

KC: Right. And so, we have to strengthen our bodies so that we can handle the toxins that we cannot avoid, but if we’re putting toxins in all the time and we’re exposed to toxins we cannot avoid, disease is an imminent result.

Ty: Yeah. Because your immune system reaches a point of overload. And then, once you reach this point of immune system overload, then that’s when cancer manifests itself. Up to a point, you can fight it off. It’s like, and people’s immune systems are different based upon their diet, based upon some genetics, too. Your immune systems can fight off certain things differently. For instance, if you go into a typical office environment, and somebody has the flu and they go to work. You may have 30 people in the office. Only three or four of them get the flu. Why did the other 27 not get the flu? Well, it’s not because they didn’t get exposed to the same flu bug. It’s because they had a better immune system than the three or four people that did get the flu.

KC: And one the factors you are going to talk about, you’re not eating the wrong thing but do eat the right things. Supplementing like vitamin D levels. How important is vitamin D levels in not getting cancer and other disease?

Ty: Very important.

KC: Because it’s a huge immune modulator.

Ty: It is. As a matter of fact, there was a Creighton University study just a few years ago, showed I think it was 77% of cancers can be avoided and prevented just with proper dosage of vitamin D.

KC: Vitamin D. Even omega-3 fish oil, is the same kind of thing.

Ty: Yes, because the omega-3 fats, on the flip side of the coin, we were talking about hydrogenated oils earlier, how they stop you from getting the oxygen to the cells. The omega-3s bring the oxygen into the cells. So, it’s the flip side of the coin. The hydrogenateds are horrible. The omega-3s, the pure omega-3s, the fish oils and all that, extremely important in a cancer preventing diet.

KC: So, it’s really important if they haven’t been diagnosed that they get extreme in their nutrition. Now, I mean, we eat for building blocks, for fuel and for fun. OK and when we get the fun mixed in with our building blocks and fuel, it becomes a lifestyle. That’s when people get in trouble. It’s not the pizza every now and then or even the French fry every now and then, which I think that’s on the never eat list, French fries and doughnuts. But it’s the things that people do on a daily basis. They either guard them or open themselves up to disease.

Ty: It is. It’s the habits.

KC: It’s the habits so people really should take this very seriously. Now, we have another issue we want to mention. It’s that avoiding environmental hazards that you have control over.

Ty: Right.

KC: Like, for instance, if your doctor says “Hey, I’m going to get a CT Scan just to check that out,” we have to recognize that that’s 400 to 500 times the radiation as a chest x-ray. Or if you want to get a mammogram, the recommendations changed. We’ve done shows on this, go back at LivingFuelTV and check out the shows on medical radiation. You’ll be blown away with the research that is behind that. But they changed the recommendation from every year after 40 to every other year after 50. Why? Because a panel of the world’s experts said this is dangerous to expose people to that much radiation. It’s actually causing breast cancer. So, there is a good and a bad about these technologies, and we need to understand that it’s a lifetime load of radiation we’re concerned about.

Ty: Yeah, it’s the cumulative effect.

KC: It’s the cumulative effect. So, we need to keep a journal of the things when we do medical radiation. We need to journal the times I’ve had one CT Scan. I’ve heard of people having five CT Scans in a week. I mean, you’re talking about serious radiation load that causes significant risk of cancer down the road.

Ty: Yeah. And that’s one of the things that you do have control over is the amount of medical radiation you’re exposed to, and there’s other things that you have the control over to as well. Filter your water to get rid of the toxins in your water. That’s a simple step. Drink filtered water as opposed to tap water because of the fluoride and the chlorine and the other lead and arsenic that are in the water.

KC: What about lawn chemicals?

Ty: Yeah. I mean, watch your insecticides that you spray on your lawn. Watch your pesticides that you spray on your garden. You have control over those things.

KC: What are a few other things we have control over?

Ty: You don’t have any control over the air you breath, unfortunately, and so our air is extremely polluted. But you do have control over the amount of exercise that you can do and that’s something we haven’t talked about but I just thought of this. People that don’t exercise don’t stimulate their lymphatic system, which is one of the ways that you detox your body. So, if you’re sitting around and you’re eating, you have a great diet but you’re not exercising, you’re only getting half of the piece of the puzzle.

KC: And if you’re obese, you’re actually more susceptible to disease.

Ty: Yes. Because of the fat and the way that the fat causes disease, but that’s another segment. What I do want to mention here is one of the best ways that you can prevent cancer with a simple exercise device is a little mini-trampoline. A little rebounder about three, four feet across. You just jump up and down on the mini-tramp 20 to 30 minutes a day.

KC: Lymphatic flow.

Ty: That will stimulate your lymphatic system and that’s one of the best ways you can detoxify your body. To stimulate the limbs.

KC: This has been an awesome series, brother. God bless you. We hope that people enjoyed. I’m sure they did, and many lives will be changed as a result.

Ty: I enjoyed it, KC. God bless you, too. Thanks for having me.

KC: Hope you enjoyed it. God bless you and have a great day.