Basal Cell Carcinoma: How Carrie Doles’ Tanning Bed Habit Caused Skin Cancer

Pierre Van ZylCancer, Heal, Health Awareness, Learn, News + Discoveries, Pain Management

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Winter is coming… For some people, that means hopping on a plane or cruise and chasing the sun! Others will take a faster route and opt for their local tanning salon to get their dose of artificial sunshine. You might want to think twice, however, after hearing this story from a 34-year-old mother-of-two from Chicago,…

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Scientists Find a “Kill Switch� in the Body That Can Destroy Any Type of Cancer

Pierre Van ZylCancer, Heal, Learn, News + Discoveries

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In 2017, a student in Nigeria developed a promising cure for breast cancer. In the same year, scientists developed a new form of cancer treatment that cured two infants of leukemia without chemo! A group of Spanish scientists may have even found a way to halt cancerous tumor growth. Cancer is an unbelievably devastating disease. But…

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Why Fragrance Is the New Secondhand Smoke

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You’ve seen it on the label of your laundry detergent. You’ve seen it on the label of your personal care products such as lotion and shampoo. You’ve seen it on the label of your dish soap, perfume, and bug spray. Simply the word “fragrance.â€� But what exactly does this word mean? And why should we…

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Why Fragrance Is the New Secondhand Smoke

Pierre Van ZylCancer, DIY Remedies & Green Beauty, Heal, Health Awareness, Healthy Aging + General Wellness, Learn, Make, Mental Health, News + Discoveries, Pain Management, Women’s Health

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You’ve seen it on the label of your laundry detergent. You’ve seen it on the label of your personal care products such as lotion and shampoo. You’ve seen it on the label of your dish soap, perfume, and bug spray. Simply the word “fragrance.â€� But what exactly does this word mean? And why should we…

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Vulvar Cancer: How One Mom’s Skin Condition Turned into a Dangerous Cancer

Pierre Van ZylCancer, Heal, Health Awareness, Learn, News + Discoveries, Women’s Health

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Imagine going through two decades of unsuccessful doctor’s appointments and visits to specialists. It would be a miracle if you didn’t lose your mind trying to nail down what was ailing you. What would be worse is finding out years later that this mysterious problem of yours is actually an uncommon and dangerous type of…

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Early Signs of Cancer that Every Woman and Man Needs to Know

Pierre Van ZylCancer, Heal, Health Awareness, Healthy Aging + General Wellness, Learn, Men’s Health, Women’s Health

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Cancer is a mysterious killer we still know so little about. Despite successful treatments and declining death rates in the United States, the American Cancer Society estimates that 1,735,350 people will be diagnosed with cancer by the end of 2018. (1,2) That’s approximately 4,700 cancer diagnoses every single day. Over the last two decades, a…

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List: Worst Laundry Detergent Brands Linked to Allergies, Cancer, and More

Pierre Van ZylCancer, Heal, Health Awareness, Learn, News + Discoveries, Pain Management

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Laundry detergent can be a lot like a rich, decadent dessert. You can smell it from down the street and it’s baked to absolute perfection. But, deep down inside, you know that those refined ingredients and cups of sugar can have both short-and-long-term effects on your health. In the same way, just because laundry detergent…

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Finally! New Blood Test Could Catch Lung Cancer Before It’s Too Late

Pierre Van ZylCancer, Heal, Health Awareness, Learn, News + Discoveries

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With any cancer diagnosis, the one factor that determines the entire path forward is whether it was detected early enough. This is especially poignant with lung cancer. Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in both men and women in the US, and is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide. [1] Early detection…

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Thyroid Cancer: Early Detection for the Fastest Growing Cancer in Women

Pierre Van ZylCancer, Heal

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The thyroid gland is a part of the endocrine system. The endocrine system produces hormones that regulate the normal functions of the body. The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland at the base of the throat. It has a left and right lobe. The isthmus is the part of the thyroid gland where the lobes…

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The #1 Problem Cancer Survivors Everywhere Are Starting to Face

Pierre Van ZylCancer, Heal, Learn, News + Discoveries

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As more people survive cancer treatment, more are experiencing the mental fog known as chemo brain. Scientists are calling for more answers to this problem. Heather Von St. James has learned to write things down. “It’s more than being forgetful. It’s almost as if parts of my memory are missing,â€� the 49-year-old Minnesota resident told…

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A teacher battling cancer ran out of sick days. School employees showered him with theirs

Pierre Van ZylCancer, Heal, Learn, Personal Growth + Development

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Robert Goodman, a 56-year old history teacher who has taught at Palm Beach Gardens Community High School for 23 years, one day unexpectedly learned that had stage 3 colon cancer. CNN reports that the Florida public school teacher realized he’d need at least an additional 20 sick days to accommodate his chemotherapy…days he did not have….

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Mum Who Took Illegal Cannabis Oil to Battle Terminal Cancer Given the All-Clear

Pierre Van ZylCancer, Heal

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Finding out that you are medically ill can be devastating, especially if the diagnosis is fatal. That’s what happened for 52-year-old Joy Smith. Two years ago, on August of 2016, her doctors diagnosed her with an incurable stomach and bowel cancer and told Joy that she would have around six weeks left to live –…

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How One Boy’s Obituary Reframed His Childhood Cancer Story

Pierre Van ZylCancer, Heal, parenting

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There is nothing light-hearted about a loved one succumbing to cancer, and no family can prepare for the heartbreak that follows, especially when that person is their own child. But one 5-year-old boy’s creative obituary managed to help his parents cope with the difficulty of losing him and provided some comedic relief during a very…

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Common Heart and Blood Pressure Medication Recalled In 22 Countries Due To NDMA

Pierre Van ZylCancer, Heal, Learn, News + Discoveries

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Drug recalls are a pretty common occurrence nowadays and valsartan, a drug used to control blood pressure and prevent heart failure, is the latest drug to be hit with a recall (1). About 2,300 batches of valsartan has been recalled in a total of 22 countries because it contains a chemical that has the potential…

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Roundup and Cancer – How One Man Is Seeking Justice For His Terminal Illness

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Many people will develop cancer for one reason or another during their lifetime, but 46-year-old Dewayne Johnson blames one product in particular for his cancer diagnosis – Roundup. Johnson isn’t just fighting for his life; he’s also fighting for justice in a case against the weed killer that he says gave him terminal cancer (1). Dewayne’s…

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EWG’s 10 Worst Sunscreens of 2018

Pierre Van ZylCancer, Heal, Health Awareness, parenting

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The safety and effectiveness of sunscreens is a topic that has garnered a lot of attention in recent years. The EWG just released their 2018 sunscreen guide and it includes their list of the worst sunscreens you shouldn’t be applying on your kids (or yourself for that matter). Here’s everything you need to know about…

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The Diet That Cured One Woman of Cancer and Has Researchers Awestruck

Pierre Van ZylCancer, Heal

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In today’s age, it’s hard to find someone who has not been affected by some form of cancer. Whether you have experienced it yourself, or have a loved one who’s suffered from it, the battle against cancer is emotionally tolling. That’s why this mother-of-two chose to forgo her grueling cancer treatment in favor of a…

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7 Lifestyle Cancer Prevention Tips

Pierre Van ZylCancer, Heal

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Everyone’s had to deal with cancer in some capacity, whether you’ve had it yourself or a loved one has suffered from it, it’s a disease that touches so many. Approximately 38.4% of people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with cancer at some point during their lifetime (1). But you have more control over getting…

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Chemo Brain & 18 Long-Term Chemo Side Effects You Never Hear About

Pierre Van ZylCancer, Heal, Health Awareness

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The first chemotherapy(chemo) agents appeared in the first world wars and were used as mustard gases to kill soldiers. (1) Since then, cancer patients from all over the world have opted to use chemo as part of their cancer treatment plan. Cancer cells grow faster than healthy cells. Chemo destroys these fast-growing cells and helps…

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3 Reasons Why You May Want to Avoid Getting a Mammogram So Fast

Pierre Van ZylCancer, Heal, Health Awareness, Learn, News + Discoveries, Women’s Health

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The mammogram debate is alive and well. Some people praise mammograms while others oppose the x-ray imaging system. Over the years, however, some cancer experts have even started to question the seemingly outdated and potentially harmful breast cancer screening method that is still so prevalent today. But with so many institutions claiming that mammograms are…

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Cancer Cells Made to Kill Each Other

Pierre Van ZylCancer, Heal

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From the Scripps Research Institute, is emerging a potential cancer treatment unlike the common, rigorous methods. A team of scientists, led by Richard Lerner, M.D., have conducted lab experiments in which they turned leukemia cells into normal immune cells with up to 80 percent efficiency.  What’s more, these “natural killerâ€� cells seek out and destroy…

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Spotting These Pancreatic Cancer Symptoms Could Save Your Life

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Cancer is ultimately the result of cells that uncontrollably grow and do not die. Normal cells in the body follow an orderly path of growth, division, and death. Programmed cell death is called apoptosis, and when this process breaks down, cancer results. Pancreatic cancer cells do not experience programmatic death, but instead continue to grow and…

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3 Types of Skin Cancer: Surprising Causes of Melanoma

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It’s a familiar feeling… The skies are clear and summer days are longer which means you’re getting ready to spend more time basking in sunlight. We don’t blame you – vitamin D is vital especially after a dark, cold winter. So, what’s the number one way to protect yourself from skin cancer? Spread on the…

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How You Can Still Get Cancer (Even If You Live A Healthy Lifestyle)

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Out of sight, out of mind is a saying many people live by but, when it comes to your food, this mindset could be sacrificing your health. While big-name billboard carcinogens such as smoking cigarettes and asbestos make all the headlines, millions of people consume potentially harmful toxic adulterants every single day. That red delicious…

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Be Careful: Trips to the Tanning Bed Can Give You Cancer

Pierre Van ZylCancer, Men’s Health, Women’s Health

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Tanning is a quick way to change up your look, but you might want to think twice before doing so. Lisa Pace from Tennessee used to tan all the time, insecure about her pale skin and freckles she would visit the tanning salon almost every day in college. It wasn’t until she went for a…

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14 Chemotherapy Side Effects No One Talks About & Natural Treatments

Pierre Van ZylCancer, Heal, Health Awareness

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Is chemotherapy really worth it? It’s a question many people ask and rightly so. While some believe it’s absolutely necessary – sometimes it is – we often hear devastating stories of how it completely alters someone’s life and not for the better. One team of researchers from Australia, using data from both their country and…

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How Fat Shaming and Weight Discrimination is Killing Patients

Pierre Van ZylBody, Cancer, Family and Parenting, Hearty Body, Hearty Lifestyle, Hearty Soul Activism, Lifestyle, Other

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Anytime you go to your doctor with a health concern, you expect that he or she will listen to you attentively, explore all possible avenues, take your thoughts and opinions into consideration, and ultimately do their best to help you find a solution. What you don’t expect is to be brushed off and not taken… View Article

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Mesothelioma, a Rare Cancer, is On the Rise; Here’s What You Need to Know

Pierre Van ZylBody, Cancer, Heart, Hearty Alternatives, Hearty Body

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This amazing article was written by Dr. Maggie Luther, ND. We encourage you to check out her website here and follow her on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter! Mesothelioma: A Cancer On The Rise Mesothelioma is malignant cancer that although relatively rare is increasing in incidence. Cancer develops when the mesothelial cells lining the cavities and… View Article

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37-Year-Old Mom Shares Uncommon Early-Warning Sign for Breast Cancer

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In the fight against breast cancer, early detection is crucial. When diagnosed in the early stages, breast cancer patients have a significantly higher chance of survival and recovery than those whose cancer goes undetected for long periods of time. The tricky part about catching breast cancer early are the wide variety of ways it can… View Article

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10 Science-Backed Reasons You Should Eat A Handful of Almonds Right Now

Pierre Van ZylBlood Pressure, Cancer, Digestion, Food, Heart, Hearty Food, Superfoods

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This guest post was written by Elisha of My Health Maven. She is deeply passionate about educating people and empowering them to lead healthier lives. We encourage you to check out her blog and follow her on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest! Aside from being a delicious food, almonds offer an extensive number of health benefits…. View Article

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10 Chemicals Your Body Absorbs Every Time You Put On Nail Polish

Pierre Van ZylBody, Brands to Avoid, Cancer, Hearty Beauty, Hearty Body, Hearty Fashion, Skin, Hair & Nails

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This guest post was written by Elisha of My Health Maven. She is deeply passionate about educating people and empowering them to lead healthier lives. We encourage you to check out her blog and follow her on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest! Some people view getting a manicure or doing their own nails at home as… View Article

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Student In Nigeria Develops Promising Cure For Breast Cancer

Pierre Van ZylBody, Cancer, Life & Spirituality

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It’s not always the most seasoned scientists that make the most important breakthroughs. Sierra Leonne native, Sandra Musu Jusu, who is a student in Nigeria’s African University of Science and Technology, is reported to have made a significant breakthrough in breast cancer research, in spite of her young age. 23-year-old Sandra is currently working on… View Article

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African Court Just Ruled Coca-Cola Products Sprite and Fanta are Poisonous

Pierre Van ZylBeverages, Body, Brands to Avoid, Cancer, Food, Hearty Soul Activism, Lifestyle, Other, Type

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A lawsuit has recently come to light in Nigeria over the health impact of two ingredients in Coca Cola products Fanta and Sprite, leading for a call to have warnings on the bottles and a boycott from the Nigerian people. The situation has brought the reality of how corporate negligence and government regulations affect public… View Article

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10 Safer Deodorant Options That are Not Linked to Hormone Imbalances, Alzheimer’s or Cancer

Pierre Van ZylAlzheimer's, Body, Brands to Avoid, Cancer, Hearty Alternatives, Hearty Beauty, Hearty Body, Mental Health

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This guest post was written by Elisha of My Health Maven. She is deeply passionate about educating people and empowering them to lead healthier lives. We encourage you to check out her blog and follow her on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest! We are all striving to live healthier lives. Eliminating toxins in your foods and… View Article

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9 Weird Warning Signs of Protein Deficiency and How to Fix It

Pierre Van ZylBlood, Blood Pressure, Body, Bone & Joint, Cancer, Cholesterol, Diabetes, Heart, Heart Disease, Hearty Body, Hearty Food, Sleep, Vegan, Vegetarian

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This article is shared with permission from our friends at Dr.Axe. Today, I want to talk about the importance of protein. How protein benefits your overall health in physical performance is crucial to understand. So whether you’re a weekend warrior, you’re trying to lose weight fast or you are an athlete, protein is important for everybody —… View Article

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Ulcerative Colitis: Signs, Symptoms, and How to Treat it Holistically

Pierre Van ZylArthritis, Body, Cancer, Digestion, leaky gut, Liver, Weight Loss

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This great guest post was written by Dr. Serena Goldstein, a naturopathic doctor specializing in natural hormone balance! I encourage you to go check out her website! Belly pain, cramps, and diarrhea are more than just an inconvenience, especially when they happen virtually every day. But for people who have been diagnosed with ulcerative colitis,… View Article

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$18.5 Billion Less For Big Pharma If All 50 States Legalize Medical Marijuana: Study

Pierre Van ZylBody, Cancer, Hearty Alternatives, Mental Health, Nerve, Sleep

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This article is shared with permission from our friends at Civilized. Nationwide medical marijuana legalization could take a multi-billion dollar bite out of the pharmaceutical industry, according to the latest research from analytics firm New Frontier Data. In a study titled ‘From Prescription to Recommendation: How Cannabis Could Disrupt the Pharmaceutical Industry’, researchers write that if… View Article

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Why the Baking Soda Cancer Treatment is False and Dangerous

Pierre Van ZylBody, Cancer, Candida, Hearty Alternatives, Hearty Body, Hearty Soul Activism, Hearty Therapies, Lifestyle, Specific Diet

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In 2016, the American Cancer society estimated that 1, 685, 210 people would be diagnosed with cancer. Of that number, they predicted that 595, 690 would die from the disease. Based on current trends and statistics, the National Cancer Institute predicts that nearly 40% of men and women in this country will have cancer at… View Article

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Teen Invents Bra That Can Save Millions After Mom Nearly Dies Of Breast Cancer

Pierre Van ZylBody, Cancer

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Sometimes the fear and anguish of watching your loved ones go through a hardship can be a source of great strength and inspiration. That’s what happened to Julian Rois Cantu, an 18-year-old student from Mexico whose mom almost died from breast cancer when he was a child. Motivated by his mom’s disease, he invented a… View Article

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6 Alarming Signs You Are Eating Too Much Sugar

Pierre Van ZylArthritis, Body, Bone & Joint, Cancer, Dental Health, Detoxification, Digestion, Fitness, Food, leaky gut, Liver, Weight Loss

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This article is shared with permission from our friends at I Quit Sugar.  Our bodies are pretty neat at giving us signs when something isn’t quite right. So, if you’ve been struggling with a muffin top that won’t budge or persistent tummy troubles, maybe it’s time to listen in. Maybe your body is trying to… View Article

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