A Prostate Formula Should Not Contain SOY – Best Prostate ®

No men’s health product or prostate formula should contain soy. This video gives you ten reasons why you should avoid soy.  Your health depends on it.

Soy and why it should not be on the label of any prostate formula.  Best Prostate ® Formula is “Soy-Free” and non-GMO Beta-sitosterol sourced from Pine.  Soy is disguised on many product labels these days.  If the product you are taking is labeled with any of these ingredients: SVP (soy vegetable protein), TVP (textured vegetable protein), soybean, soybean oil, soy, soy flour, and soy lecithin, then you are consuming soy.  So many of todays products are adulterated with soy due to the fact that it has been added to food to make them less expensive and greater profits for the manufacturer.  Bread, cake mixes,  cereals, even most non-dairy creamers that you spoon into your coffee contain soy.  The best thing anyone can do is be vigilant and read the ingredient lists carefully when you shop.  .

The Best Prostate ® Formula is soy-free, non-GMO. Visit www.bestprostate.com

 

Equifax Are you Affected? Security and your Personal Information.

equifax corpHow do I know if my personal information is potentially impacted by the recent cyber security hack at the credit reporting agency Equifax?  This should be a concern for everyone reading this.  The quickest way to see if your information is compromised is to go to:  https://www.equifaxsecurity2017.com/potential-impact/

You will be asked for your last name and the last 6 digits of your Social Security Number.

If you were not impacted you can feel good.  However if your personal information is at risk you should call Equifax at 866-447-7559, every day (including weekends) from 7:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m. Eastern time.

The following is an update regarding the massive breach of consumer’s personal information at the credit monitoring company Equifax.

From the Associated Press:

“Three Equifax executives sold a combined $1.8 million in stock to insulate themselves from news that the credit monitoring company had been hacked.

The cyberattack between mid-May and July was disclosed by Equifax on Thursday. The attack exposed the Social Security numbers and other sensitive information of about 143 million Americans.

The stock sales were executed on Aug. 1 and Aug. 2 by Chief Financial Officer John Gamble and two other executives, Rodolfo Ploder and Joseph Loughran. Bloomberg News first reported the divestitures.

The sales insulated the executives from the downturn in Equifax’s stock. The stock dropped 13 percent in extended trading after the announcement of the breach.

Credit monitoring company Equifax says a breach exposed social security numbers and other data from about 143 million Americans.

The Atlanta-based company said Thursday that “criminals” exploited a U.S. website application to access files between mid-May and July of this year.

It said consumers’ names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some cases, driver’s license numbers were exposed. Credit card numbers for about 209,000 U.S. consumers were also accessed.

The company said hackers also accessed some “limited personal information” from British and Canadian residents.

Equifax said it doesn’t believe that any consumers from other countries were affected.”

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month September 2017

Prostate Cancer AwarenessProstate Cancer Awareness Month is September.  Three million men in the United States are living with Prostate Cancer. For men whose cancer is confined to their prostate, the five year survival rate is almost 100 percent.  For men with prostate cancer that has spread to other parts of the body, the five-year survival rate is 29 percent.

Prostate cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death in men in the United States.

Nothing could be more important and easy than seeing a doctor or health care provider for a simple blood test (prostate-specific antigen or PSA) and a digital rectal exam (DRE).  Despite this it is surprising learn that the PSA blood test for prostate cancer isn’t always part of a man’s annual physical exam.  Many men actually refuse a digital rectal exam (DRE).

It’s important to note that an elevated PSA level doesn’t necessarily indicate prostate cancer. It’s simply one of the initial warnings that more information is necessary for your physician to make a good decision.  It is best to have a digital rectal exam (DRE) done at the same time as your doctor may detect an abnormal bump (possibly tumor) on your prostate.  What men need to know is that a digital rectal exam (DRE) sounds much worse than it is. The same is true for a man’s first colonoscopy.

Generally the first step toward a prostate cancer diagnosis is a biopsy. A prostate biopsy is an invasive procedure that involves a series of needles and puncture wounds to the prostate. Most men fear a biopsy of the prostate due to the fact that in the event cancer is present research has discovered that the biopsy increases inflammation and the progression and spread of cancer. Only 75 percent of cancers are detected via a patient’s initial biopsy. Often this leads to multiple invasive biopsies generally spaced from 6 weeks to three months apart.

Today it is important for patients to know the prostate biopsy alternatives.  You can learn more about these alternatives here:  http://www.bestprostatehealth.com/category/prostate-biopsy-2/   Another resource about  the “Prostate Biopsy, MRI, PSA, and Prostate Cancer” can be found here: http://ezinearticles.com/?Prostate-Biopsy,-MRI,-PSA,-and-Prostate-Cancer&id=9193061

The more you know the more you will realize that there is no reason to fear a simple prostate screening.  It could save your life.

** This news and information presented is about the disease. It does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

Eat These Foods to Reduce Inflammation

Inflammation may be the “hot” topic in medicine, but no one’s really talking about how to keep it in check using what Mother Nature gave us. There’s plenty of information on OTC (a.k.a.—over the counter) and prescription anti-inflammatory creams and pills, but not a whole lot of talk on healthier options like food or lifestyle habits.

Since we have to eat anyway, wouldn’t food be the logical place to start? Especially since there seems to be so many side effects associated with suppressive therapies.

If you like food—and who doesn’t?—read on. There are some high powered, plant-based foods that can help you reduce inflammation naturally and as an added bonus, they taste good too!

Why is RoundUp ® (Glyphosate) In My Body? GMOs

Roundup® in US Mother Breast Milk GMOINSIDE!
Roundup® in US Mother Breast Milk

Three years ago a 2014 pilot study found disturbingly high levels of the herbicide RoundUp ® (Glyphosate) in the breast milk of American mothers. Three out of ten women tested back then tested positive for glyphosate contamination. The results made it clear that glyphosate levels actually built up in women’s bodies over a period of time.  The levels of the herbicide glyphosate was around 1,000 times higher than that allowed in European drinking water to be considered safe.

ATTENTION  ” MEN “

The Organic Consumers Association reported that Glyphosate was found in urine of 93 percent of Americans tested.  This 2015 public testing project carried out by a laboratory at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF).  The average level of Glyphosate detected was 3.096 parts per billion (PPB). Children had the highest levels with an average of 3.586 PPB. The regions with the highest levels of Glyphosate in urine were from the West and the Midwest with an average of 3.053 PPB and 3.050 PPB respectively.  Also it is important to note that Glyphosate residues were not observed in any tap water samples tested. Equally disturbing is that Glyphosate levels were just as high in city dwellers as they were in agricultural communities where the Glyphosate was being sprayed on crops.

Roundup® trademark of Monsanto Technology LLC.Men who have used RoundUp ® (Glyphosate) in the backyard know that it kills everything that it is sprayed on.  It definitely is not something you want to spray on anything you plan on eating.   Right on the container there are warnings to call a poison control center immediately and seek medical attention if swallowed.

For thirty-five years Monsanto the maker of RoundUp ® (Glyphosate) has claimed that: “If ingested, glyphosate is excreted rapidly, does not accumulate in body fat or tissues, and does not undergo metabolism in humans. Rather, it is excreted unchanged in the urine.”  But the extremely high levels found in breast milk throw this “alternative fact” out the front door.

 Roundup Ready Soybeans trademark of Monsanto Technology LLC.Monsanto holds the patents to many genetic modified crops being planted across the United States and Canada. A good example is the soybean.  This GMO soybean has 93 percent of the market in North America.  So if the entire circle represents all SOY grown in the USA and Canada.  Then if what you eat contains Soy or is made from Soy then odds are that you have been consuming Roundup.

roundupSoybeans are not the only GMO (genetically modified) crop in North America.  Potatoes, tomatoes, corn and rice are also big time GMO.  So is rapeseed (canola oil).

What we need to remember soy was not a part of the human diet until 1979 when the first soy milk was introduced into the grocery store. Prior to this it was a product that was not considered fit for human consumption.  Henry Ford used it as a lubricant in his automobile industry.

Soybeans have another unique quality in that they are a very high source of plant based estrogen.  Yes estrogen the female hormone. This is also a concern for men as it does not help to maintain a stable testosterone level. Published studies have shown that the consumption does have an undesirable effect on testosterone levels. Testosterone, an essential male hormone, helps men to retain and build a more muscular  physique.  In addition it helps a man’s libido or sex drive.

Many studies confirm that cancer has skyrocketed in the past fifteen years. “Research has been done in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia and New Zealand investigating possible links between glyphosate, Roundup’s active ingredient, and cancer. A large number of studies have focused on glyphosate’s possible association with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.” The research shows that Roundup is linked to a host of cancers including both B cell lymphoma, and to brain cancer.  The gold standard for scientific proof is a randomized controlled trial, which would be unethical as it would definitively measure exposure and related cancers.

The government isn’t protecting us.  Despite studies linking exposure to the chemical with diseases including cancer. In 2013 the EPA actually approved the amount of allowable glyphosate in oilseed crops such as flax, soybeans and canola to be increased from 20 parts per million (ppm) to 40 ppm, which is  over 100,000 times the amount needed to induce breast cancer cells. Additionally, the EPA has increased the limits on allowable glyphosate in food crops from 200 ppm to 6,000 ppm.

In looking into the background of Monsanto ones learns some disturbing ties to the health care industry.  At one point the Pharmacia Corporation owned Monsanto in 1999.  Pharmacia is the same corporation that took over the famous Upjohn Pharmaceutical company.  If fact Monsanto had it’s own medical research division that came up with that great drug Celebrex which the FDA warned of increased risks of cardiovascular-related side effects, such as heart attack and stroke.  Pharmacia quickly sold off Monsanto and the new Monsanto became a company in 2000.  Monsanto then accepted an offer of $66 Billion Dollars from the medical giant Bayer in 2016.  This deal is still pending regulatory approval.  Both companies have been meeting with President Donald Trump and now spokesman for the President claims that Monsanto and Bayer promised to keep all of Monsanto’s 10, 000 US workers if approved.  Spokesman for Bayer has not confirmed and did admit the reduction of administrative positions here in the US.

One company makes you sick and the other manufactures and profits from products for your failing health.  Ironically a creepy partnership that should concern everyone.

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This picture shows the Democratic Conflicts of Interests and Monsanto.

 

 

This Monsanto deal is definitely not a GOP Republican thing.  The following image shows the Democratic ties to Monsanto.  And let’s not forget Mrs. Clinton was a Monsanto Attorney.

 

 

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Also we can see a very bipartisan mixture of Senators who voted against the American consumer and for Monsanto.

 

My first exposure to this was Memorial Day weekend 2014.  I was sitting there and reading about American women finding RoundUp ® (Glyphosate) in there breast milk.  As I read further the article discussed men and urine samples that also had disturbing detectable levels of  RoundUp ® (Glyphosate).  I started to wonder if I too might be eliminating RoundUp ® (Glyphosate).  Despite choosing organic and non-gmo produce I wondered if I was actually being sold actual organic and non-gmo products.  Well I ordered the test kit via the internet (cost $140) back then.  When it arrived I sent it off to a lab in St. Louis, MO.  Luckily my results came back negative.  Since then I have been following this topic as I seriously was disturbed that developing infants were being forced to consume contaminated breast milk.    How could any infant develop a healthy brain being exposed to RoundUp ® (Glyphosate)? The answer – they can’t.

In 2015 urine and water testing was organized by The Detox Project and commissioned by the Organic Consumers Association.  The results of that test reported above. The Organic Consumers Association stated that: “These test results highlight the massive failure of U.S. regulatory agencies, including the EPA, USDA and FDA, to protect us even as they continue to perpetuate the myth that low-level exposure to glyphosate is harmless. We must bring down this poison-for-profit model and build in its place a food and farming system that regenerates and heals, before it’s too late.”

What can you do?

Visit The Health Research Institute and order a kit:  https://health-research-institute.net/glyphosate/

Well at this time there is The Detox Project at the following link below:

How Much Glyphosate is in Your Urine?

 

 

 

 

Social Media: FaceBook, Twitter (Tweet), Instagram: A Good thing or Bad?

Social Media LogosWe live in the age of information and most people have internet today. Understanding  social media is becoming more important as a means to stay in touch.  Using FaceBook, Twitter (Tweet), Instagram and other social media networks can be a good thing or bad.

As we get older we tend to not get out as much.  Many older individuals give up driving all together.  This generally means seeing less of both friends and families. Social media can help people feel connected to the world that has been reduced by the aging process.

Social media can be a true blessing with respect to reaching out to family and friends and seeing your friends and families latest pictures.  It has also become a common way for families to invite family and friends to celebrations or family gatherings. But many fail to realize that it is important to have a younger family member or friend set up your privacy settings.  It is important that when you interact with your friends and family that what you share is not being shared with the world.  In addition you should have only your friends and family and not an acquaintance (someone you know little about) in your circle. 

You should also be careful when you share something to your social media account.  Sometimes it can be embarrassing, because we think we are sharing something harmless and yet, when it is shared and it has links to sites with other websites, images, or political statements in complete opposition to your views on the world.  Sometimes it is better to save an image and then upload it to share it.  This way links to other sites or images are disabled.  These other sites may include pornography.  When you share any image you should identify the author or owner in the description.  This is especially true if you are sharing beautiful pictures that you yourself did not create.  If the photograph was taken by Joe’s Photography then you should give credit to Joe’s Photography.

Any images used in this article with respect to social media companies are the trademarks of their respective owners.  The purpose of using the images is to identify companies which are classified as social media companies which may or may not be all inclusive.

Enjoy social media.  Educate yourself and you should always use the help or support features of these sites so that your experience on them is safe and enjoyable.  If you do not know how a site works look for a “Help Center” or “Support Center”.

 

 

 

The Ways to Jumpstart Your Metabolism Naturally

If you continually diet, you are putting your body in a quasi famine situation.
It slows your metabolism down and breaks the thermostat.
Diets don’t work.
They don’t help you understand why you’re eating more
than your body wanted in the first place.
~ Susie Orbach

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A question I’m often asked is, “Do “calories” really count?”

I want to say yes, but it’s not that simple. Calories aren’t the only thing that matter when it comes to how much you weigh and the amount of energy you have. It’s all about your metabolism. Which is a bit more complicated than calories in and calories burned.

Metabolism is the process of taking in oxygen and food and using them for energy, heat, and storage. But what’s more important is how fast your metabolism works, which is often referred to as your “metabolic rate.” And you may have heard of RMR and TDEE, which are ways to measure your metabolic rate.

What you really want to know is what affects your metabolic rate, and how can you use that to your advantage. It’s not just about how much you eat. It’s about your hormones, body composition, and of course, what you eat.

Click here to read the full post about metabolism, what affects your metabolic rate and try my new recipe for a lean (metabolism-boosting) protein!

Have a great week and be sure to get outside for a walk or a run. Both boost your metabolism!

YOUR PRIVACY FOR SALE Call to: Protect Net Neutrality

Your privacy is at stake.  It is about to be sold and you will not be able to do anything about it unless you tell Congress and Senate “No”. Protect Net Neutrality at all costs.

PRIVACY INTERNET NEUTRALITY
NET NEUTRALITY YOU HAVE A LOT TO LOSE

Technology has changed our world.  Some of it good and some of it bad. It has made it easier for us to communicate and get information and even shop and get the best deal. But it has also provided a new frontier for crime and a way for some to commit crime and hurt others.  Laws were necessary to protect citizens when these new technologies created vulnerabilities that had never existed before. One of them “Net Neutrality”.  This prohibited your internet provider from selling your personal and private information.  This included what information you looked up and read about.

If a person was on a medication and didn’t feel right they might search for  information about side effects. It is likely that they would put in the name of that medication.  This information could be sold.  If your physician gave this information to someone it would be a violation of the HIPAA (which is the law that protects patient confidentiality and health records). Yet now this information will be freely sold for profit.   I often wonder if insurance companies would buy this information if they were someday, once again, allowed to deny insurance coverage to those people with a pre-existing diagnoses.

I am very disturbed by all of this as I personally value my privacy as should each and every one of us. I still have a landline and, because I live in a large city, pay monthly to have an unlisted phone number for security reasons. Today we have mobile phones with internet or smart phones, we have tablets that connect to the internet, and many of us have a computer or laptop. Everyone of these devices is presently protected by Net Neutrality.  I do not care if you are a conservative or a liberal you need to speak out and protect yourself.

Today, April 15, 2017,  I witnessed (via internet video) a Republican GOP representative Brad Bainum from Wisconsin tell a room full of older constituents to stop using the internet if they do not like his vote to sell their privacy in support of President Trump’s getting rid of Net Neutrality Protections. Doing this will put everyone’s private information at the door of not just advertisers but also at the door of more scammers and criminals that will take advantage of them. I do not care who you voted for. However your privacy is your privacy and you are entitled to it. If you break the law; that is completely different. This is not what we are talking about. Every person across this nation needs to speak up and defend their right to privacy and net (internet) neutrality. Do not let your private information be sold and then resold again and again to whomever. Contact your elected officials. The GOP controls the Senate and Congress and it is these individuals who will be handing your privacy away. Call or email them today.

Protect yourself and protect the future for others.  This technology needs these controls called Net Neutrality.  Do not let anyone profit and sell your privacy.

BAD Robocall: “Do Not Say Yes” Smart Home: GOOD

RoboCall Virtual AssistantVoice response technology has advanced. Bad is the new robocall that scams people. Good is a smart home device that respond to our verbal requests.

Alert Robocall BAD

If you have picked up the phone you have likely heard a women’s voice exclaim “Oops (giggle and then)  Oh I’m sorry.” She the asks “Can you hear me?”.    

It is important for you to know that you should not respond to this question with a “YES“.    DO NOT SAY “YES” !   

Innocent people across the country are getting calls from a new advanced virtual female robot.  She (the robot) sounds like you are being call by a live person.   Consumers that have replied with a “YES” are now reporting fraud and loss claims.   

It is now believed that these “YES” responses are being recorded and then edited. The “YES” is then used to make it sound like you’ve given permission for a purchase or some other transaction.  Technology and advances in speech recognition and voice responses by machines has reached a level where many people think they are talking to a live or real person.    Unfortunately this technology is now being used by bad guys trying to steal from you.

Smart Home GOOD

A “good” example of this technology are devices like Amazon’s Echo and Dot which use “Alexa” a virtual female voice that responds and interacts with owners.  It is currently estimated that close to 10 million homes have Amazon’s virtual “smart home” assistant.  Google has a  “smart home” virtual assistant called Google Home.  Apple also has a smart home device.

Click on the images below to learn more about these Smart Home Devices that truly are “Good” examples of this amazing technology that improve your life.

     Amazon Echo        Amazon Dot

The above devices can answers questions, reads the news, reports traffic and weather, reads audiobooks from Audible, gives info on local businesses, provides sports scores and schedules, and more using the Alexa Voice Service.  They can controls lights, fans, switches, thermostats, garage doors, sprinklers, locks, and more with compatible connected devices from WeMo, Philips Hue, Samsung SmartThings, Nest, ecobee, and others.  With the free Alexa App on your smart phone  you can view shopping and to-do lists that you asked the device to add to the lists.

 

 

 

 

 

Essential Oils that Repel Bugs – Are you Ready for Summer?

Essential Oils Repel Bugs

Are there alternatives to toxic bug sprays?  Should you be applying those chemicals to your skin?  Essential Oils have been used to repel bugs safely for decades. Commercially produced insect repellents should be used with caution on young children and the aging. These are the essential oils to repel bugs naturally for the summer.    These essential oils have a history of keeping the bugs away when applied to the skin.

 

  • Oil of lemon Eucalyptus –  For protection against mosquitos, the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) equally recommends oil of lemon eucalyptus, to synthetic preparations containing DEET, and IR3535 for use on the skin. The CDC found oil of lemon eucalyptus to be more effective than other plant-based treatments. Studies show that products containing 40% oil of lemon eucalyptus was just as effective as products containing high concentrations of DEET.  Based upon testing oil of lemon eucalyptus should be re-applied every 4 hours.

Today some sellers have tried to capitalize on technology using ultrasound (inaudible high frequency sounds). Buyer beware these electronic devices have been shown to be ineffective based on studies done by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and many universities. 

Regular extensive DEET exposure has been associated with insomnia, mood disturbances and impaired cognitive function.

  • Lavender – it is sweet smelling and it despite that bugs do not like it. Studies suggest that it is only effective when used with other essential oils for mosquitoes, flies and other insects.

 

  • PennyRoyal – be careful with this one.  It is a member of the mint family. It is toxic to both mosquitoes and fleas.  Unfortunately it is EXTREMELY TOXIC  to dogs. This ingredient should be avoided even in shampoos and conditioners with dogs. Dogs that lick on their dry fur after exposure to this oil can die. This has been verified after death by post-mortem chemical examination.  Do Not Use PennyRoyal On or Near Your Dog.

 

  • Eucalyptus – In the Journal of Medical Entomology (study of insects), Eucalyptus extract can reduce tick bites and infections.  Studies do show that it works to repel flies and mosquitoes.  There are unverified reports that it repels dust mites.

 

  • Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca) – It has been applied to the skin for both lice and scabies. It is considered antiseptic for insect bites.  Never take or use orally or ingest. Note that in small concentrations (.1% to 1%), tea tree oil is tolerated and safe for cats and dogs. Improper dilutions of this highly concentrated oil can be harmful to pets. Tea Tree Oils are rapidly absorbed into the body whether taken orally or on the skin. This means topical application of concentrated oil can result in the same toxicity as accidental oral ingestion.  Tea tree oil repels ticks and fleas it does not kill them.  Use caution when using Tea Tree Oil.

 

  • Lemongrass – pleasant citrus scented oil.  Most literature  discusses its use to repel  mosquitoes.  When used with Geranium oil it is effective in repelling ticks.

It should be noted that naturally effective bug repellants are often a combination of oils.

Additional safety should be confirmed with appropriate health professionals (providers) before use.  Consumers should thoroughly read all associated warnings and safety information with respect to the proper use of any product.


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