LivingFuel HealthAlert: Medical Radiation – Must Know Info

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Posted on 12th August 2010 by admin in Health Alerts

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Dear Living Fuel Family,

Imagine for a moment that today is April 26, 1986. You and your family live in the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, one mile from the sprawling Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. Technicians there perform an operational test that goes severely wrong, shrill alarms pierce the air and a series of thunderous nuclear explosions occur, followed by the subsequent toxic nuclear fallout. The immediate and debilitating effect on your family’s health is incalculable. Even today, 24 years later, in the nation known as Ukraine, the residents of Chernobyl and the surrounding area still face the devastating health effects of this disaster. What you may not know, however, is that the lifetime cumulative effect of various forms of medical radiation could have a similar effect on your family’s health where you live today.

Today, we continue our special series of interviews with Dr. Patrick Purdue, Doctor of Oriental Medicine (DO) and Doctor of Naturopathy (ND). We discuss the little-publicized dangers of medical radiation and share important information that we should all consider as we make important medical decisions for our families. Dr. Purdue and I also present safer alternatives to conventional medical radiation that you need to be aware of. We also tell you what you can do to protect yourself if you have an ionizing radiation test. Take your and your family’s health care into your own hands – educate yourself to make informed and wise medical decisions.

Click here to watch and learn.

Here’s to your Super Health!

KC Craichy
Founder & CEO
Living Fuel, Inc.


LivingFuel HealthAlert: Do CT Scans Cause Cancer?

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Posted on 1st March 2010 by admin in Health Alerts

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The last several months have presented one worrisome story after another regarding the dangers of CT scans… including more than 200 patients receiving radiation overdoses while undergoing brain scans at a California hospital… unpredictable and widespread variation in radiation dosing for cardiac scans from one hospital to the next… and a new research report revealing that the cancer risk from radiation in a CT scan may be far higher than was thought. Two studies on this topic were published in the December 2009 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine. One of the studies reports that just one scan can deliver enough radiation to cause cancer and predicts that 29,000 new cancers will develop that can be linked to CT scans received in just the year 2007. Making matters much worse is the fact that the use of CT scans in medicine has grown explosively — more than tripling in the US since the 1990s, with more than 70 million given each year.

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CT Scan Radiation Linked To Cancers, Deaths

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Posted on 26th December 2009 by admin in Health Alerts

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CT scans deliver far more radiation than has been believed and may contribute to 29,000 new cancers each year, along with 14,500 deaths, suggest two studies in the Archives of Internal Medicine. One study, led by the National Cancer Institute’s Amy Berrington de Gonzalez, used existing exposure data to estimate how many cancers might be caused by CT scans.

Another study in the journal suggests the problem may even be worse. In that study, researchers found that people may be exposed to up to four times as much radiation as estimated by earlier studies. While previous studies relied on dummies equipped with sensors, authors of the new paper studied 1,119 patients at four San Francisco-area hospitals, says author Rebecca-Smith Bindman of the University of California-San Francisco. Based on those higher measurements, a patient could get as much radiation from one CT scan as 74 mammograms or 442 chest X-rays, she says.

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