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"Nearly 800 patients were subdivided into two groups: high risk (those who had one or more risk factors, such as diabetes, a prior heart attack, or preexisting vascular disease), and low risk (those they had no risk factors other than their present symptoms). The two groups were again divided in two. In addition to ordinary medical treatment one group in each of the two categories was to receive the prayers of five people once a week for 26 weeks. The two other groups would simply continue with standard medical treatment."
- Lynne McTaggart, The Intention Experiment: Using Your Thoughts to Change Your Life and the World (Get the book.)

"L J cies barriers, which have existed for aeons between species like humans and sheep, we risk breaching natural thresholds against unexpected biological processes. For example, an incorrectly folded form of an ordinary cellular protein can under certain circumstances be replicative and give rise to infectious neurological disease." —Dr. Peter Wills, theoretical biologist, Auckland University SECTION 4: The foreign protein may be different than what is intended There are four fundamental ways in which the structure of a protein can influence its function and impact health: 1."
- Jeffrey M. Smith, Genetic Roulette: The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods (Get the book.)

"Maintaining an exercise program (and keeping fit, as discussed in the next chapter) is probably the simplest thing a man can do to reduce his risk. When you exercise vigorously, do you feel hot? Do you sweat? Do you notice that your heart beats faster? During exercise your body core temperature increases by 1 or 2 degrees, depending on how aggressively you exercise. Two degrees doesn't seem like much, but it translates to a 35 percent metabolic rate increase! That's a lot. Perspiring is your body's way of cooling itself, because evaporating sweat takes away heat."
- James Scala Ph.D., 20 Natural Ways to Reduce the risk of Prostate Cancer : A Mind-Body Approach to Health and Well-Being (Get the book.)

"Organic chemicals Endrin Nervous system/kidney effects Lindane Nervous system, kidney and liver effects; possible cancer risk Methoxychlor Nervous system/kidney effects 2,4-D Liver/kidney effects 2,4,5-TP Silvex Liver/kidney effects Toxaphene Cancer risk *Benzene Cancer causing *Carbon tetrachloride *p-Dichloro-benzene *l,2-Dichloro-ethane *l,l-Dichloro-ethylene *l,l,l-Trichloro-ethane *Trichloroethane Possible cancer risk Possible cancer risk Possible cancer risk Liver/kidney effects Nervous system effects Possible cancer risk ."
- H. Patricia Hynes, Earth Right
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"Some of the toxic materials that are neutralized are those that attack genetic material in the nucleus of all body cells; this important fact provides the biochemical basis for the scientific observation that Vjl UU1UUUJ VL^LdUlU X, J cruciferous vegetables seem to reduce the risk of all types of cancer. This is exactly what you'd expect from foods that have such broad effects—signaling every cell in the body. Protection by cruciferous vegetables seems to be almost universal. I like to think of antioxidants and enzyme induction as the ultimate form of protection."
- James Scala Ph.D., 20 Natural Ways to Reduce the risk of Prostate Cancer : A Mind-Body Approach to Health and Well-Being (Get the book.)

"In another year, it goes to 1.2, which is within measuring accuracy, so it is still the same. Then, a year later it is 1.6, which is still far below the risk level of about 4; however, a trend is emerging. If the next test is 2.5, a trend is definitely established. You should see a urologist. • Is genetic counseling appropriate? As our understanding of the role genetics plays in cancer has increased, the paramedj^viwiiiiiiiv, ii iuu i idvv a. ?din 11 y i n^iui v ui i iu,iiaa v_^aiiv.v_i j ical professional specialty of genetic counselor has emerged."

- James Scala Ph.D., 20 Natural Ways to Reduce the risk of Prostate Cancer : A Mind-Body Approach to Health and Well-Being (Get the book.)

"If an isoflavone is there, the "bad stuff" cannot attach; consequently, risk is reduced. While the mechanism for these results is not completely clear, there is no doubt about the effect; this is an area of very active research. To help prevent prostate cancer, you should change your diet to include more soy foods. So, although the actual mechanism of action requires more research, the preventive effects are overwhelming. This is a compelling explanation for the low prostate cancer rates in populations with a high-soy protein diet."

- James Scala Ph.D., 20 Natural Ways to Reduce the risk of Prostate Cancer : A Mind-Body Approach to Health and Well-Being (Get the book.)

"Nonetheless, assessments and regulations have still not been updated to adequately deal with this confirmed risk. CC^ I ^here is evidence that JL relatively long fragments of DNA survive for extended periods after ingestion. DNA may be detected in the feces, the intestinal wall, peripheral white blood cells, liver, spleen and kidney, and the foreign DNA may be found integrated in the recipient genome. When pregnant animals arefed foreign DNA, fragments may be traced to small cell clusters in fetuses and newborns. "3 —Terje Traavik and Jack Heinemann 1."
- Jeffrey M. Smith, Genetic Roulette: The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods (Get the book.)

"Biophysicist and geneticist Mae-Wan Ho points out another risk of transgene insertion near transposons. She says that the transgene may become mobile with the transposon and deposit additional copies of itself in other locations in the DNA, also resulting in further genome scrambling. [Some advocates of GM crops argue that transgene insertions act just like transposons in the DNA, and therefore GM technology is nothing new or special. According to Freese and Schubert, "This natural process, however, is very distinct from GE gene insertion."

- Jeffrey M. Smith, Genetic Roulette: The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods (Get the book.)

"And thus, there is no need for testing."45 European Commission "The information requested and supplied from the company was mixed, scarce, delivered consecutively all over years, and not convincing. The quality of the dossier can therefore be considered as not sufficiently informative...."

- Jeffrey M. Smith, Genetic Roulette: The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods (Get the book.)

"Medical Progress, Clinical Research, and risk Sharing Progress has always been morally problematic because progress necessitates risk taking. We like progress, but we don't like taking risks. But in order to achieve progress, some doctors will need to conduct clinical investigations in which some patients will be exposed to the risks associated with new treatments. We will never be able to eliminate all those risks. New drugs or procedures, no matter how rigorously tested in the laboratory, may have unforeseen side effects when used by human patients."
- John D. Lantos, M.D., Do We Still Need Doctors?: A Physician's Personal Account of Practicing Medicine Today (Get the book.)

"Violent behavior leads to more violent behavior; risky behavior usually leads to more risk. If not treated, this can become a way of life. Our prisons are full of people who have life-long histories of aggression and risky behavior. Many of these offenders meet the criteria for a diagnosis of ADD. They are the risk-takers who took greater and greater risks. They are the poor decision-makers who made worse and worse decisions. Some are violent offenders whose aggressive acts continue to escalate. They are individuals who were not able to predict the consequences of their behavior."
- Robert W. Hill, Ph.D. and Eduardo Castro, M.D., Getting Rid of Ritalin: How Neurofeedback Can Successfully Treat Attention Deficit Disorder Without Drugs (Get the book.)

"All of these groups (alcoholics and heroin addicts, persons from families at risk for alcoholism, women and obese men) may have shared emotional characteristics as a result of their naturally lowered levels of beta-endorphin. They may experience more learned helplessness [48], have higher levels of separation anxiety [34], have higher levels of loneliness [49], experience emotional and physical pain more deeply [34], and be more prone to tears in the face of emotional distress [49]. They may have less self-esteem, affective hardiness and stability [50]."
- Kathleen DesMaisons, Potatoes Not Prozac: Solutions for Sugar Sensitivity (Get the book.)

"You can assess a situation where you're afraid and don't know how to create a sense of safety in one of the following ways: You can assess the real risk and reward of your decision. You can value your own opinion over the opinions of others. You can deflect others'feelings of envy by understanding that it's a form of flattery. You can work toward creating real safety. You can bravely adopt a new role that's different from your family role of the past. You can learn to maintain boundaries."
- Roger Gould, Shrink Yourself: Break Free from Emotional Eating Forever (Get the book.)

"In fact, people who have a high tendency to ruminate are at high risk for alcohol abuse.6 Food can be another unhealthy distraction. Some people use food to escape painful self-awareness, which can lead to bingeing and other problematic forms of emotional eating.7 And, as I'll discuss later in this chapter, bingeing on media can pose its own problems. Many TV programs, for instance, although absorbing, also shower you with violent content. Doused in negativity this way, you're often worse off emotionally when you lift your eyes from the screen."
- Barbara Fredrickson, Positivity: Top-Notch Research Reveals the 3 to 1 Ratio That Will Change Your Life (Get the book.)

"If you're a news junkie or a video game enthusiast, you risk elevating your negativity to unhealthy levels. My message here is that gratuitous negativity can hold you hostage, as if you had cinder blocks tied to your ankles and a black hood pulled over your face. It can keep you so constrained and smothered that you are simply unable to flourish. But the good news is that you have what it takes to free yourself. Dispute Negative Thinking It's been a bad week."

- Barbara Fredrickson, Positivity: Top-Notch Research Reveals the 3 to 1 Ratio That Will Change Your Life (Get the book.)

"Prostate cancer grows very slowly, Vitamin E supplements have been shown to lower the risk of cancers of the prostate, colon, mouth, and throat. and this suggests that vitamin E might block the progression of the disease to a more dangerous later stage. It's possible that vitamin E supplementation may work even better in nonsmokers, but we don't know this for sure. The dose of vitamin E used in this study is lower than that usually recommended. It is reasonable to think that a higher dose might be even more effective."
- Richard Harkness, The Natural Pharmacist: Your Complete Guide to Reducing Cancer Risk (Get the book.)

"For all the miracles that hospitals deliver, they are also dangerous places, where patients risk suffering a medical error, a life-threatening infection, complications from surgery, or getting a diagnostic test that leads to unnecessary and life-threatening treatment. Beyond the excess deaths that excess health care causes, it is also costing us all an enormous amount of money."
- Shannon Brownlee, Overtreated: Why Too Much Medicine Is Making Us Sicker and Poorer (Get the book.)

"Scientists used to think that animals would risk their lives like this only for kin with whom they shared common genes. New evidence suggests, however, that squirrels also sound alarm calls for former playmates, not genetically related.9 These squirrels developed a social resource while playing—and these buddies will put their lives on the line to save their playmates. To illustrate resource-building with a different form of positivity, envision the intense pull you feel when you're keenly interested in a new person, place, or thing. Your mindset is open and curious."
- Barbara Fredrickson, Positivity: Top-Notch Research Reveals the 3 to 1 Ratio That Will Change Your Life (Get the book.)

"People who watch less TV are more accurate judges of the degree of risk we all might encounter each day.22 Violence is similarly used to captivate and entertain us, in movies, television, video games, and more. Audiences clearly enjoy being pushed to the edge of what they can comfortably take. Violent entertainment is a booming part of the world economy. Yet the downstream psychological costs of viewing violent media have been well studied. Science shows that as you consume violent media, you increase the odds of becoming violent yourself, in large and small ways."

- Barbara Fredrickson, Positivity: Top-Notch Research Reveals the 3 to 1 Ratio That Will Change Your Life (Get the book.)

"Indeed, all the low-carbohydrate diets, now the craze, place excessive emphasis on protein (which can put you at risk for some health problems, including kidney problems) and give the false impression that you will be healthy if you cut down on carbohydrates. Food stores now have lo-carb nutrition bars, incorrectly implying that they can replace nutritious meals. Getting On the PAM Program Now you know the nuts and bolts of the plan, or rather the nuts and seeds. Starting the PAM program is pretty simple if you just keep the basic formula in mind."
- Stephen Sinatra, M.D. and James C., M.D. Roberts, Reverse Heart Disease Now: Stop Deadly Cardiovascular Plaque Before It's Too Late (Get the book.)

"But if you are among the 75 percent of adults who fail to get adequate physical 183 activity and put themselves at increased risk for problems, then stick around. We've got a secret that may get you moving. Some people function like Popeye after a hit of spinach. They have power, speed, and endurance. Others function more like Popeye before spinach. People definitely demonstrate wide variations in their energy levels and tolerance for exercise."

- Stephen Sinatra, M.D. and James C., M.D. Roberts, Reverse Heart Disease Now: Stop Deadly Cardiovascular Plaque Before It's Too Late (Get the book.)

"Women who are sugar sensitive may be particularly at risk for alcoholic drinking after menopause. Sugar-sensitive people exhibit strikingly different moods ranging from feelings of wild enthusiasm and competence to despondency and overwhelming hopelessness. These moods can be greatly exaggerated 197 in sugar-sensitive women just before menstruation. In fact, sugar-sensitive people are more likely to be women. Men who are overweight, depressed or impulsive, or who have a particular attachment to alcohol, are also likely to be sugar sensitive."
- Kathleen DesMaisons, Potatoes Not Prozac: Solutions for Sugar Sensitivity (Get the book.)

"At the same time, the sending cell keeps releasing more of the same neurotransmitter, creating a risk of overload. To prevent this, your brain has a couple of ways to get rid of the "leftover" serotonin or beta-endorphin molecules. First, it releases enzymes that break down the used neurotransmitters. I like to think of each enzyme as a little Pac-Man chomping the used neurotransmitters. The other mechanism that prevents neurotransmitter overload is a sort of vacuum cleaner that sucks up the used messengers and deposits them back in the sending cell to be recycled for later use."

- Kathleen DesMaisons, Potatoes Not Prozac: Solutions for Sugar Sensitivity (Get the book.)

"In rheumatoid arthritis, a highly inflammatory condition, researchers have discovered that a woman's risk for heart attack is doubled. Inflammation may or may not be obvious. It can take place on a subtle or silent level. From head to toe, your body is always in a process of repairing itself, with countless mini-inflammation dramas going on that you are not aware of as you go about your daily business or sleep. Inflammation in the arteries is an example of this below-the-radar-screen activity."
- Stephen Sinatra, M.D. and James C., M.D. Roberts, Reverse Heart Disease Now: Stop Deadly Cardiovascular Plaque Before It's Too Late (Get the book.)

"Also, if you continue to eat unhealthy foods in excess, you weaken your immune system no matter how much you exercise, and so the risk of illness increases, illness makes exercise difficult, and anytime the routine slackens, the weight returns. To lose weight for life, you need to conquer food addiction, not merely run around it. 1. I believe that using exercise on a routine basis to compensate for overeating will no longer work for me. 2. I still want to be able to overeat and use exercise to compensate for it."
- Roger Gould, Shrink Yourself: Break Free from Emotional Eating Forever (Get the book.)

"Persons from families at risk for alcoholism have an augmented response to beta-endorphin within the reward systems of their brains [31]. Sugar acts like a drug such as morphine or heroin and evokes a beta-endorphin response [32-36]. Blocking the beta-endorphin receptor sites reduces sucrose intake [35]. The response to the use of sugars can be like the tesponse to other opiate drugs. The motivation to get sucrose increases as the concentration of sucrose does [32]. Sugar use may be considered "the mother of all addiction" [37]."
- Kathleen DesMaisons, Potatoes Not Prozac: Solutions for Sugar Sensitivity (Get the book.)

"Our findings," write the researchers, "indicate that [Vioxx] should have been withdrawn several years earlier."40 When did Merck and Pfizer find out about their COX-2 problems? According to the Wall Street Journal, internal Merck e-mails reveal that the company knew the potential risks of their best-selling drug as early as the year 2000. Merck's marketing literature included documents for its sales representatives which discussed how to respond to questions about Vioxx. It was labelled "Dodge Ball Vioxx!"41 And Pfizet?"
- Gerald E. Markle and Frances B. McCrea, What If Medicine Disappeared? (Get the book.)

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