Apigenin-Rich Food For Breast Cancer Reduction

Nice tip from Dr Glenville for you today:

Cancer And The Mediterranean Diet
It is Breast Cancer Awareness Month so over the next few days I want to look at the ways that diet and lifestyle can impact on this disease. Sadly this disease affects so many with over 500,000 women being diagnosed with breast cancer each year in the UK.  I want to share a study with you about a plant based compound called apigenin.
Researchers from Ohio State University found that this powerful compound which is abundant in the Mediterranean diet can interrupt a process that breast cancer cells use to thrive. The scientists found that apigenin can alter the behaviour of cancer cells so that they are unable to avoid being killed off. Apigenin is a flavonoid so it has powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Apigenin-rich foods are plentiful in the Mediterranean diet somaking sure that your diet is full of fresh fruit and vegetables and healthy oils could be a good way to reduce your risk of breast cancer.
To get plenty of apigenin in your diet include the following foods; parsley, celery, rosemary,chamomile, oregano, thyme, basil and coriander, artichokes, onions, broccoli, grapes and cherries.
And here’s the study abstract she quotes too.

New Free Chopra 21 Day Meditation

Another one for us to enjoy. These 21 day things are by far my favourite relaxation techniques, work a treat.

Have a go if you haven’t joined one already..

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Excellent new Histamine Intolerance fact

Excellent new Histamine Intolerance factsheet from Nutrigold out today. Have added it onto the histamine page of the A-Z for you. http://www.purehealthclinic.co.uk/health-a-z/allergy-and-food-intolerance/food-allergy-types/

Candida Mouth Treatment: OralPlex to Biocidin

In some of the plans eg. the Candida Plan and Gut Plan, I have suggested using Biocare’s OralPlex (used to be OxyPro) for killing off yeasts in the mouth as part of the hygiene strategy to prevent reinfection.

People often miss out this crucial step in candida treatment programmes and then wonder where the yeast is getting in to them from and why it’s not going! In fact, part of the reason I use the BTS Candida Test (see Gut Tests here) specifically is that it includes a mouth swab so that mouth levels, and not just what’s in the gut, can also be measured. Sometimes, you can clearly see a mouth infestation, and mouth treatment then is important if they are to get it licked (sorry, mouth pun, couldn’t resist!).

Of course, I won’t even mention that kissing a partner with a mouth yeast issue is not going to help you there either…often a partner needs to be checked too if you suspect they are passing some to you. Even more, I’m not going to delve into oral transfer of yeast from other bodily parts, if you get my drift.., but I have seen this pretty often be part of the issue. Just sayin’.

Incidentally, this is also the only test to check for SAPs positive changes to the candida too. That basically shows that it has morphed into a mycelial form and is pathogenic and therefore needs treating, rather than just showing an overgrowth of yeast in the mouth or gut. For more on Candida testing generally, do read the Gut Tests Overview linked to above and the Candida Factsheet. Happily the BTS test is one of the cheapest around, too. Yay!

Anyway, as is the way of these things – and always giving me more to do – Biocare have advised that they have now discontinued OralPlex, helpfully, and suggest using Liquid Biocidin (grapefruit seed extract) instead. I thought their rundown of how to use it might help so see that below, and I have changed the Candida Plan accordingly (TGF one is to be done yet).

Obviously, this will be no good for anyone with citrus sensitivity. In which case, I would suggest either a good teatree oil or P73 oreganol. For non citrus-allergics, GSE as it’s known in alternative heath circles, is very effective for anything fungal.

Liquid Biocidin 15ml

30 drops in 2 oz water. Once to three times a day based on patient tolerance
10-20 drops 1 to 2 times a day held under the tongue for approximately one minute before swallowing. (May feel discomfort if skin is broken). Continue until symptoms subside.
Add 30 drops to 1oz of Cooper sterile saline solution (1/2 physiologic saline), place in appropriate squeeze bottle or atomiser for “thrush’ or other problems in the sinus nasal area. Once a day until symptoms abate.
The same solution as in nasal douche may be applied (a few drops). (Note the solution should be mixed every day).
40 drops in 2oz (60 mls) of water. Retain and agitate for 2 minutes, for thrush, canker, sores etc. Three times a day until symptoms abate.
Put directly on finger and toe nails and canker sores. Not recommended for the face.
10 drops in 1/2 pint of luke warm water until symptoms abate.

Menopause Brain: Is It a Lack of Testosterone?

We all have those moments where we just can’t find the right words, let alone recall what we walked into a room for, but from perimenopause onward (which can be up to several years before actual menopause), many women (and men) find brain fog and cognitive skills get even worse. As a PCOS sufferer all my life, I hope to goodness mine don’t get any worse; my memory and brain fog have been terrible since my teens!

The general thought is that ‘menopause brain’ is because of reducing oestrogen or progesterone, but actually some experts think it is more likely testosterone. That’s perfectly possible, I reckon, because clinically I often see low DHEA on adrenal tests and consequently low testosterone levels as you make testosterone partly out of DHEA (It’s much more complicated than that, we are talking hormones here, of course, but lack of DHEA = reduction in testosterone particularly.

The answer in these cases is not to rush to the doctor for testosterone pills – in effect a form of HRT – but to boost waning adrenal function. Most people just think of having hormone tests, which is of course the obvious thing to do, but don’t forget your adrenals.

You make much more of your steroid or ‘sex’ hormones from your adrenals after about forty, and most of us with stressy lifestyles are pounding away at our poor adrenals expecting them to cope and, Bob’s your uncle: not only do you feel less able to cope with life as you used to as your adrenal output starts to drop (so-called adrenal fatigue), you also start to get ‘hormone deficiency’ type symptoms.

Moral of the story: look after your adrenals after your 40s, men and women. You can read much more about adrenal fatigue here, testing hormones here and testing adrenals specifically here.

Also, here is the article that sparked that post for you:

Brain fog: is it a real side effect of menopause?

The first time I’ve seen a snack bar ma

The first time I’ve seen a snack bar made with cricket flour! http://ow.ly/SaYOb

Have you read Sue’s Coeliac Diary? Grea

Have you read Sue’s Coeliac Diary? Great tongue-in-cheek column this week on freefrom food fashionistas, go Sue! http://ow.ly/SaXdb