Cancer, Beatable and Preventable?

CANCER. It’s a terrifying word.

I’m sure you know someone who’s endured the horrible effects of chemotherapy and radiation and busted through a survivor. You may also know another who didn’t make it.

You may have read about a spontaneous healing. And we have read about celebrities with access to the best health care that can be bought and the prayers and well wishes of millions, who succumbed anyway.

We know there are many forms of cancer and that some cancers are slow growing. Other kinds are very aggressive.

I am not the person with answers. But this is an article that fascinates me…. The Great Cancer Lie: It Is Preventable and Beatable

You do not need to sign up or anything to read it. It is a very long article. But even if you just read the first part of it, it will give a different insight not only into cancer, but ultimately a host of other diseases as well.

I’ve forwarded it to a number of people. You may want to do the same. The web address is

Do you think this guy is right on, totally off the wall, or some of each? Leave a comment.

Tornado Relief, You Can Donate

I live in North Idaho and I hear a lot of bitching about all the rain we’ve been having.

They can’t work on their lawn and garden or enjoy various outdoor activities.

But they haven’t seen their home destroyed in an instant or crawled out to find their town flattened.  I’m sure you’ve seen the videos of the destruction by tornados in of Joplin, Missouri and elsewhere.

If you want to help in the tornado relief effort, you can donate to the Salvation Army.

Go to  They have a “Click Here” to donate link that is to the right of the photograph.  Or they have a number to call.

There is also a Donate Now button on the very top right hand corner of the page.

I’m sure any amount you can give will be welcomed.

Sunscreen Warning

Is your sunscreen expired?

Several years ago on one of those morning shows like “Today” there was an interview with a guy about product expiration dates.  The man listed a bunch of products (like many kinds of packaged and frozen foods and film — remember camera film?) where the stuff could be used well beyond the expiration date.

“But the one thing that should not be used beyond the expiration date is sunscreen.”

The reason is that the molecules break down rendering the product ineffective.

When and Where you bought your sunscreen is important.

While most sunscreens have a shelf life for 3 years, that does not mean you have three years to use it.  Let me explain. 

I was at a large Walmart in Texas in March and bought a small tube of sunscreen.  There were 20 months left before the expiration date.

In May I went to a Big Lots and looked at the sunscreen.  The expiration date was in October only 5 months away.  That is okay if you use it up by then.  I figured maybe it was because they bought a lot of close out items.

BUT I went back to the same Big Lots four days later to return something and the canned announcement mentioned that (among other things) they had gotten in a new shipment of sunscreen.  The shelf only had the newer products and these had an expiration on August of the next year, so about 18 months.

I checked the dates at a small outdoor store going out of business.  ALL of their products had expired.

Be careful of buying from a store that has a low traffic volume.  The spa I worked at had a very low turnover of these products and none included expiration dates.

Where to find the expiration date.  It may be hard to find.  I checked name brands in stores and every one I looked at did have expiration dates.  So I suspect all big name brands have them somewhere. 

On tubes it is commonly stamped embossed on the crimped tail end and may be very difficult to see.  On bottles, it could be on the bottom or on the side. 

If it is a European or small company product, it may or may not have an expiration date. 

If you cannot find an expiration date and you’ve had the product last year, throw it out.

In Your Car, Extreme Temperatures Will Reduce the Life of Sunscreen.

It is a good Idea to keep sunscreen handy year round.  But both heat and cold can accelerate the break down.  One suggestion is to transfer some contents from a big container to a smaller one.  You do want to label it though.  In case you are at a picnic you don’t want someone to mistake it for Ranch Dressing.

How Bad are Eggs For You?

Recently I overheard some friends discussing their egg white recipes.  When I asked why they just used the egg whites, they said it was because the yokes were so bad for you. 

Well, I had just gotten the following in an email, so I passed it along to them.

Read on….

Are Whole Eggs or Egg Whites Better for You?

by Mike Geary, Certified Nutrition Specialist, Certified Personal Trainer
Author – The Truth About 6-Pack Abs 

I was on a weekend trip with some friends recently and one of my friends was cooking breakfast for the whole group. I went over to see what he was cooking and saw he was getting ready to make a big batch of eggs.

Well, to my shock and horror, I noticed that he was cracking the eggs open and screening the egg whites into a bowl and throwing out the egg yolks. I asked him why the heck he was throwing out the egg yolks, and he replied something like this…

“because I thought the egg yolks were terrible for you…that’s where all the nasty fat and cholesterol is”.

And I replied, “you mean that’s where all of the nutrition is!”

This is a perfect example of how confused most people are about nutrition. In a world full of misinformation about nutrition, somehow most people now mistakenly think that the egg yolk is the worst part of the egg, when in fact, the YOLK IS THE…..    Read More

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