Amazing Technology Lets Doctors See Cancer Cells With High-Tech Glasses!

20 May

In just a moment, you will read about a fascinating pair of glasses that allows surgeons to actually see cancer cells while they’re in the operating room. It’s pretty awesome and has the potential to dramatically improve the outcome of many cancer surgeries.
But first, here is something fascinating…
It has been reported that Ramjeet Raghav is the world’s oldest new father. Mr. Raghav lives in India, he’s 96 years old, and he just welcomed his second son into the world!
Mr. Raghav fathered his first son back in 2010 and was recognized as the world’s oldest new father at that time too.
Just imagine not only being alive but having enough energy to be that active at age 96!
What is his secret? No one knows for sure, perhaps not even Mr. Raghav, but it’s probably a mixture of great genes and lifestyle. Mr. Raghav is a former wrestler and lives on a diet of milk, butter, and almonds. Perhaps the almonds he eats are magical. 
On a more serious note, almonds and other “tree nuts” appear to be very healthy foods. Many people think nuts are fattening and not healthy because of their fat content, but this is not true. There is “good fat” and there is “bad fat.” Tree nuts include almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, chestnuts, filberts/hazelnuts, Macadamia nuts, pecans, pistachios and walnuts, and are high in “good” healthy fats.
In fact, a large-scale 30-year-long study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that people who regularly ate a small handful of nuts at least seven times per week were 20 percent less likely to die for any reason during the length of the study compared with those who largely avoided nuts in their diet.
Here is a quote from the study as reported in the Washington Post: “Even those who ate nuts less than once a week had a 7 percent reduction in risk. Consuming nuts at least five times a week corresponded to a 29 percent drop in mortality risk for heart disease, a 24 percent decline for respiratory disease, and an 11 percent drop for cancer.”
One thing should be noted: People in this study who ate more nuts also ate more fruits and vegetables and were leaner.
This is important for a couple of reasons. First, it takes more than just doing ONE THING, like eating nuts, to be healthy. There is no silver bullet. Good health (and the vibrant energy and awesome feelings that come with it) is the end-result of doing a lot of little things correctly for years and years.
Secondly, it is no shock that the people who ate more nuts also ate other healthy foods. These were probably not just “nut lovers.” They were likely people who were into eating healthy and nuts were one part of what they considered to be a healthy diet.
While we are on the subject of eating correctly for optimal health, yet another study has shown the negative effects of eating too much “bad” sugar. “Bad” sugar is sugar used to sweeten processed foods.
According to Bloomberg News: “High sugar consumption may double the chance of dying from heart disease, according to a study that adds to evidence that high levels of the sweetener in processed foods and drink is bad for a person’s health.
“People whose sugar intake is about a quarter or more of their total daily calories had twice the risk of dying from heart disease than those whose intake was 7 percent, according to the research today in JAMA Internal Medicine. For those whose intake of added sugar was about 19 percent, their risk of dying from heart disease was about 38 percent higher.”
About 37 percent of added sugar in American diets comes from sugar-sweetened beverages, while the rest comes from grain-based desserts, fruit drinks, dairy desserts, and candy. Sugar from fruits and vegetables is not considered added sugar.
Here is something worth writing down: Processed food is generally not good for you. Heart disease is a leading cause of death worldwide and is believed to cause an estimated 600,000 deaths per year in the United States alone. Making an effort for you and your family to stay away from processed foods may literally save your life and the lives of your family members.
A Common Food that Can Zap You
of Energy and Make You Gain Weight…
One food that many people mistakenly think is healthy is the bagel. Many bagels are processed white bread and they often contain about 40-50 grams of refined carbohydrates that can spike blood sugar levels, setting off a chain of events that result in the release of hormones like tryptophan into your brain to make you feel tired. Not only that, if you don’t burn off those extra calories, your body may convert them into fat!
Does Yogurt Lower Your Risk of Diabetes?
It looks like it just might. New research published in the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes shows that higher consumption of yogurt, compared with no consumption, can reduce the risk of new-onset type 2 diabetes by 28%. Scientists found that higher consumption of low-fat fermented dairy products, which include all yogurt varieties and some low-fat cheeses, also reduced the relative risk of diabetes by 24% overall.
Okay, now for some amazing medical technology that just might…
Blow You Away!
Cancer cells appear to glow blue when viewed through new high-tech glasses designed by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine. This may help surgeons visualize cancer cells while performing surgery to remove them. The first surgery performed while wearing these glasses was conducted on February 10, 2014 at the Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine.
This is important because cancer cells are very difficult to see, even under the greatest magnification. These glasses have the potential to almost ensure that no cancer cells are left behind during surgery.
Surgeon, Julie Margenthaler, MD, is very optimistic, “Imagine what it would mean if these glasses eliminated the need for follow-up surgery and the associated pain, inconvenience, and anxiety.”

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