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Cancer, Your Health & the Environment

28 Feb

Cancer Cells

Last weekend I was reviewing the President’s Cancer Panel publication “Reducing Environmental Cancer Risk.” It is a long report (240 pages) but well worth reviewing given the effect the environment has on personal health.

According to the report, approximately 41% of the U.S. population will be diagnosed with cancer at some point of their lives and 21% (or half) will die from it. The biggest single influence is increasingly seen as coming from exogenous factors (outside the body).

These broadly affect health in the following areas:

  • Hormone Production and Function
  • Systemic Inflammation
  • DNA Damage
  • Gene Suppression or Overexpression

The report states: Continue reading

My Cardiovascular Results: Jim Kean

17 Sep

I’ve always been interested in answering the question: “how healthy am I?”

Two years ago, I began a process of assembling an extensive diagnostic panel that would highlight the various functional areas of my body in a “system biology” approach to my health. My first topic of choice: cardiovascular health. Here’s what I learned: