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October 5, 2017

Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation in Santa Barbara, California

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Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation in Santa Barbara, California

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Dr. Patricia Bragg @ the Teddy Bear Foundation Event

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Bragg Employee Allison with Angela Miller-Bevan with the AHA &
Anthony Carraccio from the Organic Kitchen

Special Guests included Unicorn Twins Ponies for the kids

A Great Time for Everyone!

A Great Event!

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June 22, 2017

Red onions killer punch against cancer cells

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Red onions  double-whammy killer punch
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Dr. Patricia Bragg Loves Red Onions

When it comes to cancer-fighting foods, you have to know your onions…red onions, in fact. They are the most effective in the onion family because they have two chemicals that kill cancer cells, scientists have discovered this week.

Red onions have high amounts of quercetin, a flavonoid, and anthocyanin—the pigment that gives the onion its colour—and together they combine to kill colon and breast cancer cells, laboratory tests have found. In fact, the pigment seems to super-charge the quercetin and magnifies its ‘scavenging’ properties, say researchers from the University of Guelph.

They tested five different types of onion on the cancer cells. All onions contain quercetin, and so, in theory, they all have cancer-fighting qualities, but it was the red variety that stood out.

The researchers chose five onion varieties grown in Ontario, including the Ruby Ring red onion.

“Onions activate pathways that encourage cancer cells to undergo cell death. They promote an unfavourable environment for cancer cells and they disrupt communication between cancer cells, which inhibits growth,” lead researcher Abdulmonem Murayyan explained.

The next stage is to test the cancer-fighting powers of onions on people, he said.

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December 4, 2012

We’re Eating What? The Drugstore in U.S. Meat.

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We’re Eating What? The Drugstore in U.S. Meat

Food consumers seldom hear about the drugs oestradiol-17, zeranol, trenbolone acetate and melengestrol acetate and the names are certainly not on meat labels. But those synthetic growth hormones are central to U.S. meat production, especially beef, and the reason Europe has banned a lot of U.S. meat since 1989.

Zeranol, widely used as a growth promoter in the U.S. beef industry, is known for its “ability to stimulate growth and proliferation of human breast tumor cells” like the “known carcinogen diethylstilbestrol (DES),” says the Breast Cancer Fund, a group dedicated to identifying and eliminating environmental causes of breast cancer. Zeranol may “play a critical role in mammary tumorigenesis” and “be a risk factor for breast cancer,” agrees a recent paper from the College of Food Science and Nutritional Engineering at China Agricultural University in Beijing.

Why is such a drug, that requires “Appropriate Personal Protective Equipment” for use– “laboratory coat, gloves, safety glasses and mask”–routinely used in U.S. meat production and not even labeled?

Melengestrol acetate, a synthetic progestin put in feed, is 30 times as active as natural progesterone, says the European Commission (EC) and trenbolone acetate, a synthetic androgen, is several times more active than testosterone. Trenbolone acetate is administered as ear implants commonly seen at livestock operations. Operators say the implants and the ears are removed from the human food supply at the slaughterhouse. Do they become feed for other animals?

Why does the European Commission ban meat made with such chemicals? “There is an association between steroid hormones and certain cancers and an indication that meat consumption is possibly associated with increased risks of breast cancer and prostate cancer,” says the EC’s Committee on Veterinary Measures. “The highest rates of breast cancer are observed in North America, where hormone-treated meat consumption is highest in the world,” it says, adding that the same statistics apply to prostate cancer.  In fact, Kwang Hwa, Korea, has only seven new cases of breast cancer per 100,000 people, says the EC report, whereas non-Hispanic Caucasians in Los Angeles have 103 new cases per 100,000 people. The breast cancer rate also increases among immigrant groups when they move to the U.S., says the report, suggesting causes are not genetic but environmental. In the overarching search for a “cure,” is the “cause” of a lot of possible U.S. breast cancer overlooked?

Another growth drug used in U.S. beef, pork and turkey–yes turkey–is ractopamine an asthma-like drug called a beta agonist. Like growth hormones, ractopamine lets livestock operators produce more weight more quickly from their animals. Ractopamine was integrated into the food supply under reporters’ and consumers’ radar more than ten years ago. It became a favorite on U.S. farms when its ability to increase muscle by “repartitioning” nutrients and slowing protein degradation was discovered in a laboratory.

Unlike other veterinary drugs used in U.S. meat that are withdrawn before slaughter (or thrown away as ears) ractopamine is begun in the days before slaughter and never withdrawn. It is given to cattle for their last 28 to 42 days, to pigs for their last 28 days, and to turkeys for their last seven to 14 days. Marketed as Paylean for pigs, as Optaflexx for cattle, and as Topmax for turkeys, ractopamine is not just banned in Europe, it is banned in 160 countries.

Public health officials and livestock specialists are increasingly questioning the drug’s wide and often clandestine use. “Ractopamine usage benefits producers, but not consumers. It is bad for animal welfare and has some bad effects on humans,” said Donald Broom, a professor at the University of Cambridge’s department of veterinary medicine, at a forum on the topic in Taipei earlier this year.

In China, the Sichuan Pork Trade Chamber of Commerce reported that more than 1,700 people have been “poisoned” from eating Paylean-fed pigs since 1998 in 2007, it seized U.S. pork for its ractopamine residues.

Thanks to the black hand of Big Meat on USDA and FDA policies, the drugstore in U.S. meat is largely hidden from food consumers. So are the health effects of the cheap, ubiquitous and unwholesome meat. END

Martha Rosenberg’s acclaimed expose of Big Food, Born with a Junk Food Deficiency, is now available in bookstores, libraries, online and as an ebook in time for the holidays.

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October 21, 2010

Memory Impairment Common in People With a History of Cancer

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Memory Impairment Common in People With a History of Cancer

People with a history of cancer have a 40 percent greater likelihood of experiencing memory problems that interfere with daily functioning, compared with those who have not had cancer, according to results of a new, large study.

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September 21, 2010

Dry Cleaning Chemical ‘Likely’ Causes Cancer

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Dry Cleaning Chemical ‘Likely’ Causes Cancer

PERC is a chemical known as perchloroethylene or tetrachloroethylene. It’s the solvent used by about 85% of U.S. dry cleaners, but is also used as a metal degreaser and in the production of many other chemicals.

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July 12, 2010

BLOOD PRESSURE DRUGS LINKED TO CANCER

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A group of medications commonly used to treat high blood pressure, heart failure, and kidney damage caused by diabetes have been linked to a small increase in the risk of developing cancer, according to a study. Angiotensin-receptor blockers (ARBs) work by blocking angiotensin II, a hormone that increases blood pressure.

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June 1, 2010

Yoga Helped Cancer Survivors Reduce Fatigue, Improve Sleep Quality

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A four-week yoga program covering breathing, meditation, postures and other techniques helped reduce fatigue and improve sleep quality in cancer survivors who also reported taking less sleep medication and improved quality of life, said US researchers…

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April 30, 2010

Studies Confirm Link Between Breast Density and Cancer

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Having dense breasts has long been known to increase a woman’s risk for breast cancer, and new research confirms that a decline in breast density over time does, in fact, decrease that risk.

New research also has found that women taking hormone replacement therapy are more likely to experience an increase in breast density, a finding consistent with previous research that found women taking the hormones had a 24 percent increased risk for breast cancer.

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April 27, 2010

Heavy Alcohol Use Linked to Cancer

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Researchers say they’ve gained new insight into a link at the cellular level between alcohol consumption, aging and cancer.

The key appears to lie in telomeres, structures at the end of chromosomes that shorten as people get older. Telomeres are also thought to shorten because of excessive drinking.

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April 19, 2010

Meat And Colorectal Cancer Risk: Scientists Suggest Potential Mechanisms

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Scientists in the US who undertook a large study to investigate what biological mechanisms might be behind the already established link between colorectal cancer and consumption of red and processed meat, confirmed that such a link exists and suggested the main players are three compounds: heme iron, nitrate/nitrite, and heterocyclic amines.

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