Archive for July, 2011

posted by admin on Jul 20

You have breast cancer.’ This is the news that 115 women receive every single working day in the UK. It is not surprising that fear is triggered by these words, and this fear is made worse by the fact that it is, largely, fear of the unknown. So what can you expect to experience if diagnosed with breast cancer? Every person is an individual, and will have an individual experience, but here we will look at the most common issues surrounding this diagnosis, and unravel some of the information about the development of breast cancer.     What is cancer-Cancer is not just one disease – there are around 180 different types. Even breast cancer is not a single disease. However, most types of breast cancer can be distinguished from other cancers because they are affected by hormones, and this makes the conventional treatment of breast cancer different in some respects, and the nutritional management of breast cancer different in many respects.     Cancer arises when cells begin to multiply out of control, usually developing into a mass which, if left to progress, spreads to other areas of the body. If left unchecked, the expanding cancerous tissue depletes the body of nourishment and may press on body tissues, causing discomfort. Ultimately the cancerous growths may displace healthy tissue to the point where normal body functions can no longer take place.     The word tumour is a worrying one, but a tumour is not always malignant (cancerous). A tumour can simply be an overgrowth of cells that stays localized in one particular area, as in the case of a fibroadenoma. This is called ‘benign’, and as long as it is not pressing on nerves, ligaments or organs, is nothing to worry about.     There are four stages in the development of cancer and these happen over a long period of time. The average development time for breast cancer is ten years. In some people it may be three years and for others twenty; however, if you take the average, you have a long time to interfere with the process. And interfere you can. Each stage along the way offers opportunities to interrupt the development of cancer.*36\240\2*

posted by admin on Jul 13

If you follow this program with commitment and determination and put all the elements into practice, you will achieve three major changes in your life:• You will stop binge eating• You will lose weight• You will regain control of your lifeStudies have shown that the majority of people who follow the guidelines that I am about to share with you show great improvement in their control over food. Most stop binge eating altogether. Some find that, from time to time, under conditions of great stress, they temporarily fall back into their old binge habits. These lapses are both short-term and few and far between.As you gain control over your binge eating you will begin to lose weight. It is important to remain patient and stay focused on your main problem, binge eating. Successful weight control is a by-product of your success with binge behavior. Do not get caught up with quick weight loss. You will lose weight, but it will be steady and gradual. Remember: fad, rigid, ultra-low-calorie diets are part of your problem. These diets offer false hope, eventual disappointment, and discouragement. They are your enemy.When you stop binge eating and begin to lose weight you will also notice a drastic change in your life. My program not only shows you how to change your behavior but also how to change your attitude about yourself and your life. You will experience improvements in mood and self-image. You will begin to believe in yourself once again. You’ll regain control of your mind and body. You will begin to care about yourself and your life in a much more significant way. You will begin to take care of yourself and make yourself a higher priority. Your life will take on new meaning, purpose, and passion.Now that you are ready, let’s begin your journey to freedom and self-control.*60\358\8*

posted by admin on Jul 5

The brain is enclosed in a container of bone (the skull) which in turn is covered by a fibrous structure and skin (the scalp). The scalp is attached by muscles to the forehead and the bone of the neck so that tensing these muscles causes stretching of the scalp. Beneath the skin there are numerous blood vessels-arteries-taking blood from the heart and veins returning blood to it. The scalp arteries arise from the large carotid artery which divides in the neck into two branches. One of these, the external carotid artery, sends blood to the outside of the skull and also to the coverings of the brain (meninges) within the skull, whilst the other branch, the internal carotid artery, enters the skull to join with vessels originating from the vertebral artery. The blood supply to the brain is from branches of the left and right internal carotid arteries which, with the vertebral arteries, form a communication round the base of the brain (the circle of Willis). From this circle, branches go to the front, centre, and back of the brain sending out a network of ever finer vessels which dive deep into the substance of the brain.Veins drain the blood from the brain and channel it into a series of large veins (venous sinuses) closely attached to the brain coverings. From these, the blood travels either by way of the jugular veins, or by communications through the skull, to join with blood draining from the scalp to return eventually to the heart.