How the rush to diagnose and treat prostate cancer devastated the lives of millions of men

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Because conventional medicine has largely failed at finding cures for all major diseases, the focus has shifted to early detection and quick intervention to save lives. Nowhere is this approach more prevalent than in treating cancer. We all know someone who’s alive today because the doctors “caught the cancer in time.”

All cancer awareness organizations like to share the survival percentages of those who get regular screenings and receive early intervention to promote the process.

Today, the so-called fight against cancer has largely become a race game. Unfortunately, we’re finding that the early detection screening methods we once held up…


The ups and downs of hormone therapy

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For men, unless a chronic disease process or an exposure to toxins is involved, hormones remain at healthy levels while gradually declining over a lifetime.

Women, unfortunately, must face menopause, a more immediate and distinct decline in hormone levels over as little as 5–10 years.

Needless to say, this kind of rapid hormonal decline often creates symptoms that run the gamut from irritability to debilitating pain. It’s during this difficult time that some women may need hormone therapy (HT) to regain their peace of mind and quality of life.

I want to make it clear that I am not an advocate of HT for the purposes of extending youth or elevating levels to those of a 25-year-old.

The hormonal cascade requires a very delicate balance, and without the…


How understanding projections, in the psycho-spiritual sense, can deepen the flavor of our relationships

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Everyone loves a fine wine because it gets better with age.

Grapes have just enough sugar inside to feed the yeast on their skins to sustain a fermentation process that creates incredible depths of flavor over many years. The trick is, in order for the yeast and sugar to interact to create this state of richness, the grapes must be smashed.

Wine has always had a sacred significance because it’s a metaphor for a state of being, and what it means to be human.

How many times do we find ourselves feeling smashed by the circumstances of our lives, thinking that everything is ruined, only to come through the experience wiser, stronger, and, dare I say, grateful?

This type of breaking down to…


Healing lessons from the monarch butterfly

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Biologists at Emory University conducted an experiment with monarch butterflies that had been infected with a parasite that damaged their bodies and sometimes their wings, limiting their ability to fly.

Here’s how the experiment worked: Although monarchs eat milkweed exclusively, some species of milkweed are toxic for them.

The researchers placed an equal number of toxic and non-toxic milkweed plants in an enclosure with monarch butterflies that all suffered from the parasite infection.

What the researchers found amazed them.

When given a choice, the sick butterflies chose to lay their eggs on the toxic milkweed 68% of the time. The butterflies weren’t trying to cure their…


Study reveals how women carry the DNA of their children in their brains

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Every mother knows that “a mother’s intuition” is a very real thing—but no one has ever been able to explain it.

But in recent years, a study has emerged that may shed light on the science of how a mother’s intuition actually works.

A 2012 study published in the medical journal, PLOS One1, examined the brains of 59 women who had died between the ages of 32 and 101. Nearly two-thirds, or 37 women in the sample, were found to have traces of male DNA with the Y chromosome in various regions of their brains.

The Y chromosome could not…


Forty years ago, at the height of the feminist movement, women were being encouraged by political activists to take off their bras and burn them in a symbolic declaration of independence and power. Today, women are still being encouraged to discard their bras, but by healthcare professionals, for reasons that have less to do with power than with breast cancer prevention.

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Making the Connection

The idea that bras are connected with an increase in breast cancer was first raised by Sydney Ross Singer and Soma Grismaijer in their 1995 book, Dressed to Kill: The Link Between Breast Cancer and Bras.

In the book, the authors were following up on a 1991 study conducted at Harvard University which was published in the European Journal of Cancer and Clinical Oncology.

In examining breast size and breast cancer risk, the study discovered that pre-menopausal women who did not wear bras had half the risk of contracting breast cancer when compared withto bra wearers.

In conducting their own…


The feelings we attach to what we think are the real catalyst for manifestation

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When it comes to consciously creating our lives, we talk about thoughts most of the time.

However, the truth is that the feelings we attach to what we think are the real catalyst for manifestation.

We live in a feeling universe and therefore, emotion is the language of our cells. Emotions are energy in motion, and we can direct that energy to our benefit by choosing what we feel in any given moment.

Instead of struggling with which thoughts to think or not to think, the fastest way to plug into the energy of what you desire is to be…


Over-prescription of antibiotics does more harm than good

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Recently, I received a beautiful email from a prominent corporate executive who I’d been working with through the Master Mind Mentorship Program (M3P) I offer. The email contained a recording of Alanis Morissette’s song “Thank U.”

My client’s kindness and the lyrics of the song brought me to tears, as it spoke of being thankful—not just for positive things, but all experiences that make us who we are—experiences including frailty, consequences, grief and disillusionment. I was also struck by the first lyric of the song where Morissette sings, “How ‘bout getting off of these antibiotics?”

There’s an old saying that…


A short discussion of the scientifically proven benefits of meditation as a catalyst to overall well-being

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Scientists who have studied meditation extensively define it as a hypermetabolic physiological state—a condition in which the mind exists outside of waking, sleeping or dreaming.

In other words, it’s a verified fourth state of consciousness, far removed from simple relaxation. When we sustain ourselves at this unique level of mind for even short periods of meditation, the body responds in amazing ways.

In fact, the quality of rest achieved during meditation is more concentrated than anything that can be experienced during sleep, and it’s much better at reducing stress and cortisol levels.

Some studies show meditation reduces cortisol by 30%…


Advances in fertility support

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Having a child might just be the greatest joy in life for most couples, especially for women.

It seems largely inadequate to say that many women desire to give birth. A desire can merely be a preference for one thing over another.

The yearning many women experience to become a mother is often deeply interwoven with their feminine identity and their very purpose on earth as a human being. That’s more than a desire; it’s a primal drive.

On the flip side, men are born with an equally intense compulsion to seek women out and meet that need. These instinctual…

Dr. Habib Sadeghi

Dr. Habib Sadeghi is the founder of Be Hive of Healing, an integrative medical center based in Los Angeles, and author of The Clarity Cleanse.

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