Global cancer burden increase

A new report from The International Agency for Cancer Research (IARC) finds cancer is set to be the No.1 killer globally by the end of the century as well as the biggest barrier to extending life expectancy. The report estimates the global cancer burden in 2018 to be 18.1 million new cases and 9.6 million deaths. The growing global population – more people means more cancer and our ageing population with its increased risk of cancer, were found to be the main causes of the rise. Dr Christopher Wild, director of the IARC said, “These new figures highlight that much remains to be done to address the alarming rise in the cancer burden globally and that prevention has a key role to play”, and that, “Efficient prevention and early detection policies must be implemented urgently to complement treatments in order to control this devastating disease across the world.” The report coincides with a new study linking diets high in processed foods and low in nutritional quality, with an increased risk of cancer. At ANH we’re passionate about preventing disease before it happens, which is why the ANH-Intl Food4Health guidelines help you choose high quality, natural, nutrient-dense foods that are anti-inflammatory, enhance metabolic resilience and reduce cancer risk.

Vaccine lies – where will it end?

The possible link between autism and vaccines continues to be vociferously denied by health authorities and governments worldwide. In a shocking discovery evidence has been uncovered that points to US Department of Justice (DOJ) lawyers having “intentionally and fraudulently misrepresented its own expert’s written opinion” during the “Vaccine Court” Omnibus Autism Proceedings (OAP). After being informed by their leading expert that vaccines could cause autism in children with underlying and otherwise benign mitochondrial disorders and that they should not use his statement as a blanket statement, they did so. This misrepresentation led to the dismissal of over 5,000 compensation claims for vaccine related autism and the closing of the vaccine court to future claims. With so many unknowns in regards to vaccine safety it brings into question the advice of a recent study in The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal that it’s OK to give repeat vaccines despite previously experienced adverse reactions. Our Vaccine Choice campaign gives you the information you and your family need in order to empower you to make informed decisions for you and your family when it comes to vaccination.

It’s Omega-3, but not as we know it!

Pharmaceutical company Amarin have enjoyed a surge in share price as they announced positive results from their REDUCE-IT trial of a synthetic omega-3 oil-based drug, Vascepa. Consisting of Icosapent ethyl, it was tested in patients with high trigylycerides who were already taking statins. In their press release, the company reports a 25% relative risk reduction in major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE). Further details of the study will be presented at the 2018 Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Association in November when we can report further. As natural products from nature can’t be patented, Big Pharma don’t make sufficient profit to make it worth their while, hence the need to create new-to-nature, synthetics. Unfortunately, these synthetic products can’t mimic nature and don’t have the same respect for our bodies. We await the release of the paper with interest.

It’s not BPA, but is it safe?

Some twenty years ago a team of researchers discovered problems associated with exposure to bisphenol A (BPA), a synthetic endocrine disruptor (part of a group commonly referred to as xenoestrogens) used to make plastic food and beverage containers, including baby bottles. The chemical was found to be leaching out of plastic cages housing lab mice and affecting their fertility. That same team is now back raising concerns over the various chemical replacements for BPA and their hazards for both sexes. Xenoestrogens are now endemic in the environment, but there are some practical steps you can take to reduce your exposure and the associated risks.

Plant-based diet improves mood

Depression incurs huge costs in developed countries. Therapies to treat depression have changed little in the last 40 years and often don’t work effectively. Increasing evidence is linking the development of depression with poor health of our gut microbiota. In a world that prioritises convenience over nutritional quality, the food we eat is affecting our mood and emotions. A new meta-analysis published in Molecular Psychiatry concludes anti-inflammatory diets high in plant foods such as the Mediterranean diet are effective in protecting against the development of depression. Whilst this is not news for anyone in the natural health arena, it again usefully underpins the link between what we eat and how we feel for conventional medicine and the uninitiated. ANH-Intl has long recommended a wholefood-rich, nutrient-dense plant-based diet that feeds and nourishes your gut microbiota to support emotional wellbeing — as well as general metabolic resilience.