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There is an interesting article on Life Lessions from a Surf Legion, professional surger, Laird Hamilton.  You may want to read his book, Force of Nature, Mind, Body and Soul by Laird Hamilton. Rodale Books put the book out in 2008. Visit this website:

Hamilton believes the act of channeling our fears empwers us and brings us closer to being more fully human.

He emphasizes the importance of great eating habits, being physically activive, having plenty of energy, and not eating garbage additives. He actually takes 20 pills a day that include protein powerd, vitamin c poweder, powdered greens, and even brain boosting supplements. (He sound like one of my pharmacy students.) If you look at the picture of him and read the article in Life Extensions magazine (July issue) you know he is fine tuned machine.

He also feels we need to address our fears right in the face. Some may say he is fearless. I think the comment where he said “Dying is easy, it’s staying alive that’s tricky, ” is so true.

He eats a lot of fish, even raw fish.

I like what he says, “Smiling is free.”


Sporadic breast cancer is breast cancer that is not inherited. We don’t know if the environment plays a role in these cases, at least, not yet.

Hereditary breast cancer is from inherited gene mutations, occurs eariler in life, and involves both breasts.  This makes up 5-10 percent of all breast cancers.  It’s common with people of Ashkenazi Jewish heritages, Norwegian people, Icelandic or Dutch ancestry. The types are BRCA1, BRCA2, and there are many other genes they have identified. Some are somanic mutations and some are inherited. Men can get breast cancer too, it is the incident rate  with young women. Young African American women are at risk.

Some women with a history of premenopausal breast cancer make take this vitamin, so they don’t get another case of breast cancer.  There are risks from taking too much, night blindness, skin disorders, and harming the fetus if pregant.

{March 2, 2010}   Estradiol in Breast Cancer

There is a book called Advances in Experiemental Medicine and Biology, Innovative Endocrinology of Cancer by Leve M Berstein and Richard J. Santeen, ISSN 0065-2598.

This book talks about the adaptation of estradiol causing regulation of growth factor pathways and hypersensitivity to estradiol in breast cancer.  Women relapse after treatment. Researcher, Richard Santeen has abrogated the growth factor induced hypersensitivity by utilizing a drug called farnesylthiosalicylic acid that blocks the binding of the GTP-Ras to its membrance acceptor protein, galectin 1 and reduced the activation of the MAP kinase. 

Patients are relapsing from Tamoxifen due to the growth factor pathways and this hypersensitivity can be changed or reversed.  I wonder how this research is progressing?  Is it being  used to save lives?

There are symptoms of Prostate Hyperthrophy such as painful urination, hesitancy, retention, infections and ejaculatory dysfunction. 

Some research has shown that saw palmetto extract is a natural compound that reduces these symptoms and the risk factors for prostate cancer.  Call a Life Extension Health Advisor for more information, 1-866-864-3027. You may want to consider eating lycopene rich foods such as tomatoes, watermelon, pink grapefurit and guava. In a study in 2008 they found that it slows the progression in BPH.

We have pills called called EPA and DHA, actually the Mega kind.  These are our fish oil pills that have  vitamin E in them as well.  There’s no soy or egg products in these babies.  A small research study showed that participants who receieved these pills with glucosamine sulfate had a better improvement rate. The EPA and DHA reduces further degradation of inflamation of the joint as well as swelling and pain.

See articles in February 2010/Life Extension magazine.

At a conference put on by the American Heart Association’s Scientific Conference in Orlando, Florida they shared the results of a study.  Dr. Muhlestein and his colleagues followed 27,687 subjects for 1.2 years and found a high correlations with low vitamin D levels. They found that forty five percent are more likely to get heart disease, seventy eight percent were more likley to have a stroke, and seventy seven percent are more likley to die from low vitamin D levels.

Did you know that you cannot easily correct low vitamin D levels if you are not gvien the correct vitamin D and the right amount? Check out Life Extensions for the best research and to join their pharmacy drug program for your supplemental over the counter drugs.

{December 31, 2009}   Peyronie’s Disease

Men can have symptoms of a disease called Peyronie’s disease. It is characterized by hard lumps or benign plaque on the penis. This condition effects 1-3 percent of the male population and as many as 10% of males are afflicted from it between the ages of 45-65.  There is help. They have a material called Surgisis Biodesign that they can use to repair the tissue.

{December 31, 2009}   Men and Breast Tissue

Men can get something called gynecomastia which means enlargement of breat tissue.  It is causes from low testosterone or other hormonal balances as a man gets older.  I know some men who have been tested for breast cancer. Some of these men have the tissue remeoved, others make take antiestrogen medicines.

{September 30, 2009}   What’s Agent Orange Exposure?

Soldiers were exposured to Agent Orange and the government has not not let the veterans know what could happen to them.  The Department of Veterans Affairs will pay disability compensaton to any Vietnam vet that develops the follow diseases according to the American Legion: chloracne, non-hodgkin’s lymphoma, multiple myeloma, respiratory cancers, lung, trachea, larynx, bronchus, prostate cancer, soft tissue sarcoma, hodgkin’s disease, porphyria cutanea tarda, peripheral neuropathy, spina bifa in children of vietnam vets, type 2 diabetes, and chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL).

For more information contact the Environmental Agents Service or Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington, D.C.,

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