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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

This Citrus Surprise Fights a Cause of Cancer You Didn't Know About

From Lee Euler, Publisher Cancer Defeated

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This Citrus Surprise Fights
a Cause of Cancer You
Didn't Know About

Old saying: "An apple a day keeps the doctor away…"

Your mother to you: "Eat your fruits and veggies"…

USDA to you: Eat five to nine servings of fruits and veggies every day.

We know about the phytonutrients in raw produce. . .and we know about the fiber. . .but there's a special type of fiber that's has incredible health benefits not only for cancer, but for heart disease, Alzheimer's and other health conditions as well. What's got me excited is that this type of fiber is a safe, non-toxic chelating agent that sounds much better (and easier) to me than chemical chelators like EDTA.

That means this substance has every promise of being a safe, simple home treatment that can rid your body of lead, mercury and other heavy metals and even radioactive particles! Keep reading. . .

Continued below. . .



The Case Against Detoxing

Why detoxing can actually make your body more toxic…Plus what to do instead to rid your body of pesticides, heavy metals, and other dangerous chemicals
You’ve probably heard that detoxing is good for your health. You’ve heard it can remove pesticides, heavy metals and chemicals from your body. You’ve heard that it can bolster your immune system and help support a healthy liver.
But here’s something you should know: Detoxing can actually make your body more toxic! That’s right, detoxing can actually make you sicker!
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Pectin is a soluble fiber abundant in the rinds and peels of fruits such as oranges and grapefruits, lemons and apples. You may also know it as a thickening agent in jams and jellies.

One of pectin's most notable benefits is that it removes toxins from your stomach and intestines — so your mother was right about "an apple a day…".

Pectin binds and removes lethal pollutants like heavy metals, radioactive isotopes, and environmental toxins which can mutate your DNA, disrupt the function of your cells, and wreak havoc on your body. More than a dozen published studies demonstrate pectin's ability to cleanse your intestines.

But there's one small (or big) problem with pectin…

Pectin molecules are way TOO big…

Actually, pectin molecules aren't too big for your colon — but they're much too large to pass through the intestinal wall and into your bloodstream where the rest of your body can make use of them. This means fruit pectin in its natural state has little impact on the rest of your body. Its amazing healing properties remain an untapped resource outside the digestive tract.

But I have good news. After many years of research, a natural but microscopic (short chain) pectin powder called Modified Citrus Pectin (MCP) was developed — molecularly much smaller than regular pectin. MCP yields a flood of previously unknown health benefits and new progress in the fight against cancer.

A deadly toxin in your body now has a new enemy

Pectin is known to bind with galectin-3 molecules in your body. You've probably never heard of them, but I guarantee you've experienced some of their deadly effects.

Galectin-3 plays a direct role in numerous life threatening diseases — metastatic cancer, for one. Excessive galectin-3 promotes inflammation, abnormal cell growth, tumors, and metastasis.

Modified Citrus Pectin is naturally attracted to galectin-3, binding and blocking it to prevent the growth and spread of cancer. In fact, MCP is the only known natural compound proven to block galectin-3 and prevent it from causing cancer and other deadly diseases.

Cancerous tumors are marked by uncontrolled growth and ability to spread aggressively and relentlessly (metastasis). Given the opportunity — and sufficient galectin-3 — they'll take over your whole body.

Galectin-3 promotes cancer three ways…

  • Allows cancer cells to attach to each other, forming clumps that get into your bloodstream and relocate to other parts of your body
  • Once they've formed a main tumor site, galectin-3 allows the cancer cells to combine, grow, and attach to new sites, forming secondary tumors
  • Galectin-3 nourishes malignant tumors, and stimulates new blood vessel growth even where there was none earlier. This proliferation of new blood vessels (called angiogenesis) feeds the tumor. Stopping angiogenesis is one of the holy grails of cancer treatment.

No wonder scientists were anxious to find a way to stop these vicious galectin-3s and disable their communication and nourishment pathways. And they found it in MCP.

First proven to fight prostate cancer…

In 1995, scientists conducted the first research on MCP as it affects the spread of prostate cancer in live subjects. The dramatic results were published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. They showed a 56 percent reduction in lung metastases.

That was promising enough to merit more study.

So seven patients with recurrent prostate cancer (even after therapy) were given 15 grams of MCP daily for a full year. The researchers measured what's called the PSA doubling time — a test that indicates the speed the cancer grows. It took PSA 30% longer to double in four of the seven patients, showing MCP had slowed the rate of cancer growth.

Then a study showed MCP promoted a cancer cell death rate of 76.9 to 80.7 percent — compared to just 3.8 percent in the control.

Finally in 2003, ten patients with advanced prostate cancer were given 15 grams of MCP daily for a year, similar to the earlier study. Eight of them showed a significant slowing in PSA doubling time.

Published research from Columbia University (2010) showed MCP inhibits cell proliferation and promotes programmed cell death in prostate cancer by disrupting the cellular signaling that helps cancer cells to spread.

Still, some scientists warn that MCP by itself isn't a prostate cancer cure. I agree. This is not a magic bullet. It's one tool in the arsenal of nutrients you can use to fight or prevent cancer. It could be a very valuable nutrient if you've been told you have prostate cancer and you've decided to take the "watchful waiting" approach. MCP can also be used as an adjunct to standard therapies such as chemotherapy.

It appears to fight other cancers as well.

New hope for other cancers

A 2002 mice study showed that Modified Citrus Pectin inhibited breast cancer growth. It achieved this result by blocking galectin-3. Earlier research supported the same conclusion.

Another study showed that MCP reduced metastasis from melanoma by an astounding 90% plus rate… confirmed by a follow up study two years later. Study authors attribute this to MCP's galectin-3 binding capabilities. I find that 90% figure astonishing and very exciting. MCP could be a valuable nutrient for people suffering from this extremely dangerous, aggressive cancer.

Then, a 2008 German study tracked a group of 49 patients with many kinds of cancer — colon, breast, lung, pancreatic, ovarian, throat, and others. These were late stage, advanced, mostly metastasized cancers. The patients had endured surgery, radiation, and chemo with nothing to show for it. But… 5 grams of MCP three times per day improved their quality of life and reduced pain for the majority of them. One prostate cancer patient saw his PSA go down 50% in just over 16 weeks. As I said: Not a magic bullet but a valuable aid, even for these people who had virtually hopeless cancer.

Best… these results were equivalent to and in some cases better than the results the patients got with chemo — and they didn't have to suffer the toxicity and side effects.

MCP fights Alzheimer's, too?

Scientists also discovered that Modified Citrus Pectin can safely and gently chelate (tightly bind and remove) heavy metals and toxins from your body.

Every day you're bombarded with mercury from dental fillings and seafood, aluminum from antiperspirants and foil, lead from old paint, coal power plant emissions, food, and water pipes, and more. It's nearly impossible to avoid them all. Heavy metals tend to accumulate in the body and to build to ever higher levels throughout your life.

As you probably know, these toxins can create a great many health complaints, including chronic pain, high blood pressure, neuro-degenerative diseases, and of course, cancer.

MCP is a negatively charged fiber chain stacked together with pockets similar to those in an egg carton. Heavy metals have a strong positive charge, attracting them to the MCP chains. The metal ions bind to these pockets, trapping, binding, and lifting them out of your system.

A tip to make chelation even better…

Taking it up a notch, MCP is even more effective in ushering metals out of your body when combined with alginates, from the seaweed kelp. MCP and kelp work synergistically to reduce heavy metals and prevent new absorption from your diet.

A clinical study in California involving MCP with alginates (kelp) showed that removing these heavy metals led to a reduction in many clinical symptoms. Five patients decreased their heavy metal levels by 74%... improving their clinical symptoms (PSA count, asthma, IBS, adrenal fatigue and depression).

They even used this at Chernobyl

Pectin's incredible effectiveness was first reported amid the horrible consequences of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. It helped neutralize the effects of radiation poisoning in residents who lived near this nuclear plant when it melted down.

Pectin with kelp was a powerful antidote to the toxic radiation, binding to radioactive particles and removing them. When the radioactive fallout reached the food chain, the children with pectin in their diets had significantly fewer cases of thyroid cancer than those in other regions.

Importantly, the studies after Chernobyl showed that MCP chelation does not disturb your body's mineral balance, nor does it cause adverse side effects. This could make it superior to the EDTA or DMSA chemical chelation you may be familiar with. These drugs not only take toxic heavy metals out of your body, but also remove beneficial minerals like magnesium and chromium.

But that's not the end of the story…
Exciting new uses for MCP

Now MCP has moved way beyond cancer and heavy metal toxicity.

Studies show that galectin-3 is the underlying culprit in many chronic diseases linked to inflammation and fibrosis, including heart disease. Fibrosis occurs when an abnormal amount of scar tissue forms in an organ, as a result of inflammation, irritation, or other damage. It is a common factor in many chronic inflammatory diseases.

Scientists discovered that MCP interrupts deadly kidney fibrosis by binding to galectin-3 molecules, defeating inflammation and kidney fibrosis.

But galectin-3 also plays a role in the inflamed joints of rheumatoid arthritis. Another study showed that inflammation and bone erosion were slashed in mice with lower galectin-3 levels.

And there's more…

Diabetes is also linked to galectin-3 levels. As is liver fibrosis. Mice with lower galectin-3 levels had less liver inflammation and reduced fibrosis.

Modified Citrus Pectin may also provide important protection for your heart, by reducing inflammation and fibrosis. A study with mice found that when galectin-3 levels in their cardiac tissues were reduced, the animals suffered from less inflammation and fibrosis within their cardio system.

So, how do you know what your galectin-3 levels are?

This is the $64 million question -- and we actually have an answer.

Just last year, the FDA approved a blood serum galectin-3 test that's now available — and your insurance probably even covers it. This inexpensive tool can help assess your cardiovascular risk, and also your metastatic cancer risk.

Your normal range should be below15 ng/ml.

A powerful immune booster

Modified Citrus Pectin is one of the most proven natural cancer fighting nutrients available.

A 2010 study looked into MCP's immune-boosting properties. The researchers found that Modified Citrus Pectin activated T-cytotoxic, B and NK (natural killer) immune cells that are powerful agents against leukemia. NK cells play a major role in rejecting tumors infected by viruses. When MCP activated NK cells, they activated cancer cell death among chronic leukemia cells.

Newer studies show it to be valuable for inflammatory and fibrosis related conditions, due to its blocking effects on galectin-3.

But be forewarned… you need the right kind of MCP to be effective.

Want effective Modified Citrus Pectin?
Be sure it has these characteristics

You already know that Modified Citrus Pectin differs from plain old regular pectin because of the size of the molelcule, which impacts its bioavailability to your whole body.

But just how small does it need to be to give you the benefit you're looking for?

MCP's size is expressed in terms of molecular weight, in units called kilodaltons (kDa). The pectin you have in your kitchen or in fresh fruit ranges from 50 to 300 kDa — much too large for the whole-body benefits you want.

In modified form, MCP is available in pieces ranging from 3 to 15 kDa, the weight the scientific studies show to be effective and provide full benefits.

The other key factor is the degree of esterification — the measurement that dictates its unique ability to bind to galectin-3. If the esterification is too high, the pectin chains link together and stick to each other — instead of to the galectin-3 molecules.

The more bulky the MCP molecules, the less effective they are at deactivating galectin-3… and the less effective for stopping cancer, heart disease, and more.

Look for esterification of less than 10 percent.

MCP's disadvantages

While Modified Citrus Pectin certainly has a lot to commend it, I have to warn you it's pretty expensive.

The one developed by Dr. Isaac Eliaz — leader in the development of MCP — costs in the neighborhood of $100 for a one-month supply (lower if you're taking it for long-term maintenance at one third the amount).

In this issue (see the ad above) we have an MCP offer from one of our valued sponsors. They are offering the "high quality" MCP developed by Dr. Eliaz. I strongly urge you to take a look at this offer.

You can find it for less through some discounters. But you'll probably have to still budget around $75 per month.

However, I was unable to determine whether the products available through discounters fit the criteria mentioned above for highest efficacy. One brand did claim to be the same formulation. None of the others addressed the issue.

Modified Citrus Pectin is designed to be taken on an empty stomach 30 minutes before a meal, at the rate of 15 g per day. There are no known interactions (unless you're allergic to citrus!).

I think it's likely Modified Citrus Pectin will become popular as one of the most valuable nutrients in maintaining a long and healthy life. It's the only scientifically proven natural galectin-3 blocker… and is therefore critical in preventing and treating cancer, inflammation, cardiovascular disease, and fibrosis.

It's simple, easy, and something you can do at home (if you can afford it!) to promote your health.
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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

INDIANA (PA) DOMINATES BOWIE STATE LADY BULLDOGS 82-39



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INDIANA (PA) DOMINATES BOWIE STATE LADY BULLDOGS 82-39


(INDIANA, Pa. – December 19, 2011) The Indiana University of Pennsylvania Crimson Hawks outscored Bowie State University 42-15 in the second half, routing the Lady Bulldogs 82-39. The loss drops Bowie State’s record to 0-8 for the year while IUP stays undefeated at 10-0.


Bowie State, playing with only seven active players, was led by senior Kimberly Jones with a team-high 15 points and seven rebounds. Sophomore Brooke Miles added 9 points and six rebounds in the loss.


As a team, the Lady Bulldogs shot a frigid 23 percent from the field (14-of-60) and converted 9-of-12 from the free throw line (75 percent). On the flipside, the Crimson Hawks made 44 percent of their field goals (28-of-63) and hit 23-of-29 (79 percent) from the charity stripe. Indiana (Pa.) completely controlled the glass, outrebounding Bowie State 55-28.


Ashley Stoner posted a double-double (18 points and 10 rebounds) to lead the IUP and Arika Ullman contributed 10 points for the streaking Crimson Hawks.


Bowie State’s Lady Bulldogs return home to enjoy quality time with family for Christmas before stepping back on the court – Thursday, January 5th, hosting the Lady Broncos of Fayetteville State University at 5:30 pm in BSU’s A.C. Jordan Arena.

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Monday, December 19, 2011

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Sunday, December 18, 2011

You never thought THIS could cause cancer

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Bet you never thought THIS

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The next time you clink glasses for a toast… or tip up your cup at a football party… or celebrate TGIF a little too enthusiastically… you might want to give a little thought to how much you drink and how often.

A number of studies show a possible link between alcohol use and an increased risk of developing certain cancers. A lot hangs on that word "possible." Is this one more thing we need to worry about? Or is it a scientific guesstimate we can safely ignore? Let's take a look. . .

Continued below. . .




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What if I told you that one simple nutrient can improve your cholesterol, boost circulation, enhance memory and mental sharpness, and even help you sleep better?

You'd probably be skeptical.  I certainly was…
But then I saw the research from Dr. Haengwoo Lee, a Korean biochemist now living near Seattle, Washington, and my jaw nearly dropped to the floor.

Dr. Lee has made a startling discovery that few people, even many alternative health doctors, know about. He and his team have found an antioxidant that's up to 100 times stronger than the familiar antioxidants vitamins C and E, antioxidant-rich fruits like blueberries, pomegranates and even green tea catechins.

What is this amazing "super-antioxidant"?







Some researchers say there's little evidence to suggest that moderate alcohol consumption puts you at greater risk for developing the most common cancers.
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But how about "moderate" use every day? Many of these investigators are uncertain about how much influence regular alcohol use has on cancer risk.

A variety of studies suggest the more alcohol you consume the greater your risk of developing these cancers:

  • Breast
  • Colon and rectum
  • Esophagus
  • Larynx
  • Liver
  • Lung
  • Mouth
  • Prostate
  • Throat

The reason for the uncertainty stems from conflicting study results. Let's take a look at breast cancer as an example…

Several studies used words like "modest1," "mild2," and "weak3" to describe the connection between alcohol use and breast cancer.




On the flip side, a study4 published in the November 2011 Journal of the American Medical Association said that even moderate alcohol use led to an increase in breast cancer risk!

Still other studies claimed to find no link between alcohol consumption and breast cancer.




Just to add to the confusion—one study5 even stated that moderate alcohol use could actually REDUCE breast cancer risk!

And if you think you'll get a clearer opinion from health organizations that research and provide cancer information, don't be surprised to learn that…

Even the cancer "experts" don't agree!

David J. Hanson, Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the State University of New York, has researched and written on the subject of alcohol and drinking for over 30 years.

On his website Alcohol: Problems and Solutions6, Hanson noted the lack of consensus within the medical community about alcohol increasing risk for developing various cancers.

Hanson found that the National Cancer Institute, the National Library of Medicine, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, and the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center all say alcohol is not a risk factor for colorectal cancer.

But several other groups disagree, including the American Cancer Society, the Mayo Clinic, and the Colorectal Cancer Coalition. These groups all advise that heavy drinking may increase the odds of being diagnosed with the disease.

One finding is not in doubt: Alcohol and tobacco used together are especially lethal. Combining alcohol and tobacco greatly increases the risk of developing throat and mouth cancers. You can help reduce your risk for developing these cancers if you quit smoking.

If you're thinking there might be good reason for so many folks to sound a warning, you might also be wondering…

How do researchers think alcohol

raises your cancer risk?

Although the medical community can't say for sure exactly how alcohol affects cancer—they do have a few ideas…

According to the American Cancer Society (ACS)7, alcohol may raise cancer risk in any of four different ways:

  • Damages body tissues—some researchers think alcohol may irritate and damage mouth and throat cells. As the cells try to repair themselves, it may cause DNA changes that lead to cancer. What's more, alcohol changes bacteria in the colon and rectum into acetaldehyde. Studies show this chemical causes cancer in lab animals.
  • Decreases nutrient absorption—your body needs the B vitamin folate to help it produce and maintain new cells. Alcohol may reduce your ability to absorb folate in foods. And low folate levels can increase your risk of breast and colorectal cancers.
  • Sparks hormone changes—alcohol may raise your estrogen levels. Because this hormone regulates breast tissue growth, it may impact breast cancer risk.
  • Triggers harmful chemical reactions—ACS said alcohol may help toxic chemicals enter cells in your digestive tract. It may also slow your ability to break down and flush away these harmful chemicals.


The ACS said there may be other as yet unknown ways that alcohol may contribute to cancer. For this reason, the group recommends limitations of no more than 2 drinks per day for men, and 1 drink a day for women. Maybe I'm straitlaced, but to me that sounds like plenty of drinking.

In addition to this establishment take on alcohol and cancer, I'd also note that a shot of alcohol is a big shot of sugar. As regular readers of this newsletter know, sugar is just about the most pro-cancer food you can eat.

Aside from the fact that many alcoholic drinks are high in sugar, the alcohol itself is quickly metabolized into sugar in your body. This means any alcoholic drink sends your sugar levels soaring, even if it's a drink we don't normally consider sweet, such as scotch or beer.

I always marvel when I meet a diabetic who has enough will power to push away desserts, but drinks alcohol as if it's harmless. The alcohol has to go, too. Think of it as liquid sugar. As for people who have cancer, both alcohol and sugar are out of the question.

Even if the scientific studies produce a mixed bag of results… and you find that you're uncertain about what to believe…

…one thing for sure is that it certainly won't HARM you to limit your alcohol consumption.



And if you drink red wine because of its proven cardiovascular benefits—remember that you also achieve these results with a healthy diet and a regular exercise program.

Resveratrol is thought to be the component in red wine that's responsible for most of the health benefits. Take it as a supplement and avoid any possible downside associated with heavy drinking.

That's an 'ounce of prevention' you can feel good about adding to your glass!

Speaking of foods for which it's hard to figure out the cancer risk, we wrote about another one in the last issue. If you missed it, scroll down and take a look now.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Body Transformation: Liz Coached Herself To A 114 Pound Fat Loss

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While in school Liz was tormented because of her weight. Rather than let it rule her life she chose to be proactive. Read on to see how she became a fitness fanatic and lost over 100 lbs!

Vital Stats

Name: Liz Taylor
Email: liz@liztaylortraining.com
Bodyspace: MissAllAmerica

Liz Taylor Liz Taylor
Before:

Age:
19
Height:
5'3"
Weight:
274 lbs
Body Fat:
38-39%
After:

Age:
21
Height:
5'3"
Weight:
160 lbs
Body Fat:
25%

Why I Got Started

Growing up I was extremely overweight and teased for how I looked. My parents were never strict with my diet and were gone a lot so I was free to eat what I wanted. Consequently, I found comfort in junk food. If I had a bad day, I wanted to eat. If I had a good day, I wanted to eat. Food was my emotional support.
When I started high school the teasing became almost unbearable. I was walked to class by the Student Resource Officer because students would yell names at me, throw objects at me, and would even block me from entering into school through the doors. When I finally graduated and started college, the weight grew even more out of control. I was buying fast food in-between classes and staying up late at night eating junk food while working on papers.
I began to loathe my reflection so much that I would shower with the lights off so I would not have to see myself in the mirror. If I ever went shopping for new clothes, I would be in the dressing rooms for 10-15 minutes.

My final breaking point was in the middle of a Monday afternoon, I was 19 years old, at the doctor's office, and I had an epiphany. It was as quick as that. I thought to myself, "I am only 19 years old. Do I want to set the foundation of my adulthood of being overweight and hating how I look?"
I was ready to be healthy, happy, and enjoy life so I knew I had to make a change. I wanted to know what it was like to look at myself and be proud. I wanted to know what it was like to not find so much happiness in food, but find happiness in me as a person. I wanted to know what it was like to not have to shop in plus size clothing and be excited to go shopping. I never envisioned myself being fit so I was ready to push myself and make a change in my life forever.

How I Did It


I began to research and read everything on fitness and nutrition that I could. Countless magazines and books were bought and incalculable hours were spent surfing the internet. I watched ample instructional videos to look for specific moves for different body parts and made sure I learned the correct form.
All while doing this I made sure I took notes and applied everything I was learning in my meal preps and my exercise regimen. When I went to the gym if I saw a man or woman I admired or saw them doing an exercise I was interested in, I would simply go up to them and say "My name is Liz and I am trying to lose weight. I am very interested in that exercise I saw you doing, could you please teach me how to do that?"
Over time I began to learn and understand my body and I found out what works and what does not work for me. I did not have a lot of extra money to spend to have someone train me, so I knew if I truly wanted to change my life, I was going to have to work for it.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Poor Showings in Neutral Site Games Keep some (VA) Tech Fans Home


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by Chris Coleman, TechSideline.com, December 16, 2011


There are many reasons why a lot of Virginia Tech fans aren't making the trip to the Sugar Bowl on January 3. We went over almost all of them earlier in the week, but one we didn't focus on very much is the fact that Virginia Tech doesn't do very well in neutral site games.

Since the ACC era began, Virginia Tech is 6-10 in neutral site games.





Virginia Tech on a Neutral Field, ACC Era
Year Opp. Site Result
2004 #1 USC Washington, DC 24-13 L
2004 #3 Auburn Sugar Bowl 16-13 L
2005 FSU ACC Championship Game 27-22 L
2005 #16 Louisville Gator Bowl 35-24 W
2006 Georgia Chick-fil-A Bowl 31-24 L
2007 #12 BC ACC Championship Game 30-16 W
2007 #8 Kansas Orange Bowl 24-21 L
2008 ECU Charlotte, NC 27-22 L
2008 #18 BC ACC Championship Game 30-12 W
2008 #12 Cincinnati Orange Bowl 20-7 W
2009 #6 Alabama Atlanta, GA 34-24 L
2009 Tennessee Chick-fil-A Bowl 37-14 W
2010 #3 Boise State Washington, DC 33-30 L
2010 #20 FSU ACC Championship Game 44-33 W
2010 #6 Stanford Orange Bowl 40-12 L
2011 #21 Clemson ACC Championship Game 38-10 L

That record doesn't exactly inspire confidence. Three of the wins came against Boston College and Cincinnati in the state of Florida in empty stadiums with no atmosphere against teams with much less talent than the Hokies. The win over Louisville in the Gator Bowl is overshadowed by the ejection of Jimmy Williams and the Marcus Vick stomping incident. The Chick-fil-A Bowl win over Tennessee was gratifying, but the reality is that the Vols went 7-6 that year.

Of those six wins, only the ACC Championship Game against Florida State is a game that Tech fans will remember over the long haul. Tech went head-to-head against a solid team, dominated the game, and won the ACC Championship.
Unfortunately, there was a stretch between the end of the 2005 season and the beginning of the 2008 season that began to usher in a change in Tech's traveling fanbase. The 2005 season ended with an ACC Championship Game against an unranked Florida State team that was reeling. The Noles had lost three in a row, while the Hokies were 10-1. FSU blew the Hokies off the field, although the final score was close.
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In the next neutral site game, the Gator Bowl, Marcus Vick embarrassed the Hokie Nation as Tech beat Louisville and their backup quarterback (Brian Brohm was out with an injury). Fast forward to the Chick-fil-A Bowl at the end of the 2006 season, and the Hokies blew a 21-3 halftime lead and lost to Georgia 31-24.

At the end of 2007, Tech avenged a regular season loss to Boston College by beating the Eagles 30-16 in the ACC Championship Game. However, the Hokies went on to get upset by a Kansas team that was inferior in talent in the Orange Bowl. Then, to start the 2008 season, Tech got upset by unranked East Carolina in Charlotte.

After that stretch, I think we've seen Tech's traveling fanbase steadily decline. Hokie fans have historically spent a lot of money to follow their team around the country, but in that stretch Tech went 0-3 against unranked teams. They lost some games they had no business losing, and Tech fans got tired of spending their money to travel and see their team perform poorly.
In many ways, I think it's as simple as that. Nobody really expected the Hokies to beat USC, Auburn or Alabama. Those losses aren't the reason Tech fans stopped traveling as much. It's the Kansas loss (not showing up to play), the Georgia loss (allowing a huge comeback), the ECU loss (losing to an unranked team) and the Boise State loss (spotting the opponent 17-0). In all of those games, Virginia Tech lost moreso than the opponent won.
There's also the "what have you done for me lately?" argument. Tech is only 1-3 in their last four neutral site games. You've got the disappointing loss to Boise State to open the 2010 season, and two shellackings at the hands of Stanford and Clemson, with an ACC Championship Game win over Florida State in between. That doesn't inspire Tech fans to spend $2,000 on a trip to New Orleans during the middle of a work week.
Looking for something positive? Consider the fact that while the Hokies are just 6-10 in neutral site games, they are 5-0 in neutral site games against opponents ranked #11-20. That's exactly where Michigan sits. Unfortunately, Tech is 1-10 against everybody else.
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Right now, I think the ACC is a four-bid league. It has the potential to change to a three-bid league or a five-bid league, depending on what certain teams do. Hoping for more than five teams is wishful thinking, and in all likelihood four is the highest number of teams the league will get into the NCAA Tournament this year. There just won't be enough quality, top 50 wins available in conference play.

For example, Virginia Tech is scheduled to play the following top 50 teams: Norfolk State (#36, and unlikely to stay in the top 50), FSU (#21), UNC (#30), Duke (#2), at FSU (#21) and at Duke (#2). Throwing out Norfolk State, that's just five top 50 opponents remaining on the schedule, and with such a young team, wins over Duke and UNC are very unlikely. Perhaps a team like UVA or NC State can creep into the top 50, but that remains to be seen.
The Hokies really needed to hold on and win that road game at #28 Minnesota. In the eyes of the NCAA Tournament Selection committee, Tech isn't going to have any quality non-conference wins ? as usual.

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  • Age: 42
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After 24 years of smoking, I quit and started researching fitness. I wanted to be happy and healthy. I spectated at a local NPC Natural bodybuilding competition and grew the desire to challenge myself to become one of those competitors. I only had three months of training, by myself that is, and placed 8th in figure. Six months later I tried my luck again and fell into the same placing. I knew I needed more time to train for a higher placing. After all I abused my body for over 24 years and reversing time does not happen overnight...there are no magic pills...it is hard work and dedication.
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The Crunchy, Go-Anywhere Cancer-Fighting Snack


Simply eating a lot of walnuts may inhibit prostate cancer growth or stop it outright.
That was the finding of Paul Davis, UC Davis Cancer Center researcher. He proved the impact of walnuts by studying mice genetically programmed to develop prostate cancer.1 The results were startling. Details follow this word about one of the fine books we publish. . .
Continued below. . .

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Doctors didn't give Wiltrude much hope when they diagnosed her with cancer in the year 2000. Wiltrude, a German psychologist, never thought cancer would happen to her. But it did. And it came as a big shock.
One doctor told her, "You'll be dead in a year." Late stage breast cancer is virtually incurable using conventional treatments. Even M.D.s admit it. They talk about "buying you more time." (Don't count on it. The evidence shows you're better off doing nothing than chemo.)
When Wiltrude told her doctor she was going to try alternative treatments, he said, "You are committing suicide with what you're doing." But she was determined to find a way to beat her cancer.
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In Davis's experiment, the mice eating the human equivalent of 2.4 ounces of whole walnuts daily for 18 weeks had significantly smaller and slower growing prostate tumors than did the control group eating equivalent fats from other sources.
The whole walnut diet slashed prostate cancer growth by 30-40%.2
The study also established that walnuts affected multiple genes which control tumor growth. And walnuts aren't the only nut with healthy benefit. . .
Nuts may be that rare thing — something that's
fun to eat AND good for you
Portable, long shelf life, nutritious, no preparation needed.
One of the most convenient and nutritious snack foods available. Yet nuts get a bad rap for being "too high-fat".
But placing all the focus on their high fat level is missing the big picture. Nuts can be an important part of a low-carb diet. And after many years of hearing the arguments fly back and forth, and doing some experimenting on myself, I've decided carbs are the main enemy, not fats.
It was the cancer connection that was the last straw for me. Refined carbohydrates have a clear role in promoting cancer — not to mention diabetes and heart disease. And nuts are a great way of getting off carbs.
Nuts are a rich storehouse of omega-3 fatty acids and flavonoid antioxidants (carotenes, quercetin, resveratrol, and lutein) — with the added benefit of fighting inflammation. Nuts reduce your risk of:
  • Various cancers
  • High blood pressure, coronary artery disease
  • Strokes
  • Arthritis
  • Alzheimer's, schizophrenia, and depression.
Nuts have mineral power too, manganese, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, and selenium.
Manganese helps you produce the enzyme superoxide dismutase, a powerful free radical scavenger. Potassium helps control heart rate and blood pressure. And your body needs copper and iron to produce red blood cells.
What's more, nuts are a good source of B-complex vitamins, critical for energy and well-being.
Lastly, they provide high levels of vitamin E — a powerful lipid-soluble free radical scavenger.
Despite the warnings about the "high fat" content of nuts, I couldn't find evidence showing that eating nuts causes weight gain. In fact, replacing pastas and breads with a handful of nuts may control insulin resistance and help you lose weight.
Nuts are rich in this known cancer-fighter
Selenium shows great promise as a cancer preventive. Many studies show it's an effective tool against breast, esophageal, stomach, prostate, liver and bladder cancers. And it's an especially strong free radical scavenger that works synergistically with vitamins C, E and beta-carotene.
A 1996 study by Dr. Larry Clark showed a staggering 42% cancer rate reduction in those who took 200 micrograms of selenium daily for seven years, versus the placebo group. And in the selenium group, death rates were half that of the placebo group. Best results were for prostate, colorectal, and lung cancers.
Jean Carper, in Miracle Cures, called Dr. Clark's findings an "unprecedented cancer intervention study" that "bumped up the respectability of using supplements against cancer several notches."
Many foods contain selenium. But the bioavailable amount is heavily dependent on how selenium-rich the soil is. Soils rich in volcanic ash or in sediment deposited by sea water boast a higher selenium content than do other types of soil.
In the long run, your cancer risk may be determined by selenium levels where you live (assuming you eat locally grown food and don't take a selenium supplement). One theory for why cancer rates are so high in Linxian, China, dubbed "the world capital of cancer", is that the soil is woefully deficient in selenium and zinc.
It's been suggested that one reason American men are five times more likely to die from prostate cancer than Japanese men is that in general, "the Asian diet contains four times the amount of selenium as the average American diet."
What does selenium do? It activates an enzyme called glutathione peroxidase, which scavenges free radicals. Test tube studies show this enzyme inhibits tumor growth and regulates the natural life span of cells — ensuring they die when they're supposed to, instead of turning "immortal".
What else does selenium do?
  • Converts hydrogen peroxide to water (preventing lipid peroxidation)
  • Acts as an immune stimulant
  • Produces antibodies
  • Maintains a healthy heart and liver
Dr. Andrew Weil suggests this simple way to bump up your selenium levels,
Eat Brazil nuts!
Just one shelled Brazil nut — grown in central Brazil's selenium rich soil — gives you 120 micrograms of this mineral, getting you more than half way to your daily target of 200 micrograms.3
A staple in the Brazilian diet, these nuts — though high in fat and calories — actually reduce LDL cholesterol (the bad stuff), raise HDL (good cholesterol), and prevent cardiovascular disease and stroke. They're high in vitamin E, the B-vitamins, and minerals. Remember, selenium is more powerful when combined with vitamin E.
Selenium is especially important for those with prostate cancer.4
Like many nuts, Brazil nuts can cause allergic reactions in sensitive people, such as itchy mouth, wheezing, tight throat, hives, and even severe anaphylactic reaction. If you experience any symptoms after eating nuts, this issue's health tip is not for you. Consider taking a selenium supplement instead.
Excessive selenium levels may create toxicity. But since most people are deficient, that's a small concern.
What other specific kinds of nuts offer big health benefits? Check these out. Maybe you'll find a new excuse to eat your favorites.
Double the antioxidants of other nuts
You might want to eat a handful of walnuts every day to get the benefit of their potent antioxidant effects.
They deliver a near perfect balance of vitamins, minerals, and fiber — and also boast healthful oleic acid and omega-3 fats which lower deadly artery-clogging LDL cholesterol. Making walnuts part of your daily diet can help ward off cardiovascular disease and cancer.
Dr. Joseph Vinson compared walnuts to nine other nut species high in antioxidants — and found walnut's antioxidants were 2 to 15 times more powerful than vitamin E, doing more for your health than peanuts, almonds, pecans or pistachios.
His analysis also found that eating walnuts in their raw and natural form provides higher nutrient levels, because heating and roasting degrade its antioxidants.
Walnut's other benefits?
  • Lower LDL and higher HDL5
  • Rich source of vitamin E — a powerful lipid soluble free radical scavenger6
  • Packed with B-complex, magnesium, zinc, calcium, iron, copper, selenium7
  • Contain melatonin, ellagic acid, vitamin E, carotenoids, and poly-phenolic compounds8
  • Fights cancer, inflammation, aging, heart attacks, stroke and neurological disease9
Walnuts may be particularly helpful for breast10 and prostate11 cancers. As mentioned at the beginning of this article, a diet rich in walnuts resulted in a 30 to 40 percent reduction in prostate cancer growth in mice.
And then there's:
The raw nut that's not really raw
Almonds have long been a symbol for wellness and health.
Like other nuts, they offer healthy levels of fats, vitamins, minerals, phyto-nutrients, vitamin E, B-complex vitamins, selenium, and other antioxidants. They're also gluten free and part of a Mediterranean diet.
As you might expect, they're protective against coronary disease, cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer's, and more.12
Almonds' high levels of folic acid are believed to help lower homocysteine levels, cutting your risk of arterial buildup. One study showed that just 3 ounces per day lowered cholesterol by 14%.13
Their high fiber improves digestive function, reduces constipation, and lowers colorectal cancer risk.
Almonds help control your blood sugar levels, too, making this snack beneficial for diabetics, the insulin resistant, and the overweight. Plus, munching on a few almonds after work may make you less inclined to overeat at dinnertime.
As with any food, once you heat it, you denature the proteins and make it less bioavailable. But unfortunately, the U.S. government has taken that risk to a whole new level.
Warning — U.S. 'raw' almonds are NOT raw!
In 2001 and 2004, there were small salmonella outbreaks associated with just two specific almond growers. The U.S. Department of Agriculture seized the excuse to mandate pasteurization of U.S. almonds. They make no exceptions for organic almonds, especially after organic almond growers opposed to pasteurization lost a lawsuit on this issue in 2009. All domestically grown almonds must be pasteurized, post 2007.
Not to worry, though. Richard Waycott, CEO of the Almond Growers of California reassures us that they no longer use heat or radiation to pasteurize.
Instead they use propylene oxide!
Per Wikipedia, propylene oxide was once used as a racing fuel, but that practice is now prohibited under the National Hot Rod Association rules for safety reasons. (Ironic, isn't it?) It was used in glow fuel for model aircraft and surface vehicles, typically as an additive in small percentages of around 2% to the typical methanol, nitromethane, and oil mix. And, it's also used in thermobaric weapons.
Warnings from the EPA's Hazard Summary sheet on propylene oxide:
  • Short-term exposure causes eye and respiratory tract irritation.
  • Skin contact, even diluted, causes irritation and necrosis in humans.
  • Depresses the central nervous system (CNS) in humans.
  • Causes tumors near the site of administration in rodents.
  • Classified as a probable human carcinogen (Class 2B) by the EPA.
But yet, it's 'safe' for fumigating your almonds?
I can't recommend organically grown almonds.
You might be able to get true organic almonds by taking advantage of a loophole or two. You'd need to buy from a retailer or mail order supplier who sells imported almonds, or who buys from a farmer in amounts less than 100 pounds. Of course, this suggests that salmonella was never really the issue — but that's another whole story.
The rest of the nuts
In the space I've got, I can't go into detail on every conceivable nut. But certainly pecans and cashews rank high in popularity and deserve a mention here.
They both possess many of the qualities of other nuts.
Cashews contain small amounts of Zeaxanthin, a flavonoid antioxidant that can be absorbed into your eyes, and may be protective against age related macular degeneration. Cashews also contain healthy levels of selenium.
Pecans contain ellagic acid, which inhibits the DNA binding of certain carcinogens, protecting you from cancer.14 And they're a rich source of vitamin E.
Lastly, there's the peanut, which isn't actually a nut at all, but a legume. Peanuts boast many of the same nutrients as true nuts, including antioxidants. They protect from cancer (particularly stomach cancer), heart disease, degenerative nerve diseases, Alzheimer's, and more.
However, besides being a common and sometimes serious allergen, peanuts are susceptible to fungal (read: mold) infection from aflatoxin — a very powerful and dangerous toxin known to cause cancer and liver cirrhosis. Roasting helps reduce its toxic load, but other nuts may give you more health benefits with less risk.
The bottom line on nuts
Provided you don't have nut allergies, they provide many health-protective benefits not easily achievable by replacement with other foods. I eat raw nuts, not roasted and salted, and I buy organic whenever possible.
Interesting question: Are pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers actually used much in growing nuts? It doesn't seem to me that nuts would be subject to pests since they're protected by a shell. And they're grown on a tree, so why would a grower need herbicides? A lot of smart people read this newsletter, so maybe someone out there can answer this question. If my guess is right, it may not matter much if you eat nuts that aren't organic.
Nuts are a great option for wholesome gifts during the holidays and any time — much better than candy and cookies. And you do a great favor to diabetics and the insulin resistant to provide nuts at parties and family get-togethers.