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Crusin' with a NEW Trim Body in 5 Weeks Time!

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I got ENERGY to spare!

I am Melynda, a mother of 2 and a RN.  At 35 I was begining to feel the pressure of keeping up with my active children and demanding job.  While fullfilled and happy, I was always tired and short of feel well.  Working out with Coach changed all that.  Now, I have energy to spare and I can't stop smiling.  I am really, really happy!  Come see the Coach!   You can change your life, get shapely and feel great.  No need to feel tired or 'get old'.  Age is just a number around here.  We are the picture of youth!

This Month In Health
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    Did you know smoking harms the way you look? That’s right! Smoking will take away those good looks you work so hard to maintain. The 4,000 toxins found in cigarette smoke wreck havoc on your hair, skin, teeth, and weight. Read >>
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  • Men Can Get Breast Cancer, Too
    It's easy to dismiss breast cancer if you’re a man. After all, men don't have breasts like women, so how could they get breast cancer? You're about to find out. Read >>
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    Since infectious mononucleosis, called mono for short, is spread through the saliva, it earned the nickname “the kissing disease.” However, the virus is no joke and it brings no pleasure. Causing weakness and fatigue that can last for weeks or even months on end, a battle with mono will make you feel like you've been hit by an 18-wheeler truck. Read >>
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I will be eternally grateful to you for how you healed by back!

I started training with Coach Berry when I was 61 years old.  For four months, I had suffered a great deal of back pain and knew I need to do something different. When I began with Coach, he asked me how I was feeling.  After a lifetime of training with a number of different trainers I could only say I didn't feel great.  My back pain caused me to see chiropractors and accupuncturists, but I found no relief.  After one deep tissue massage, Coach immediately had me feeling better.  After two months of training Coach had me back to 100%.  He knows what he is doing when it comes to training and injuries.  He trains people to perform exercises correctly to avoid injuries.  I have worked with many different trainers all over the San Diego County and Coach Berry is the best, most effective trainer I have meet.  I would highly recommend him to anyone who wants to improve their health and fitness levels.

Ron, age 62

Men Can Get Breast Cancer, Too

The risk is low, but men should be aware.

It's easy to dismiss breast cancer if you’re a man. After all, men don't have breasts like women, so how could they get breast cancer? You may not know it, but both males and females are born with a small amount of breast tissue. At puberty, a female's hormones stimulate the development of larger breasts while a male's breasts remain the same. Surprisingly, this makes it possible for cancerous cells to grow in male breast tissue, just as they do in females. While male breast cancer does happen, it's rare. In fact, breast cancer is 100 times less likely to affect a man than a woman, with only one out of a thousand men getting breast cancer.

When you think about male breast cancer you may wonder if certain men are more likely to develop breast cancer and what the symptoms are. Also, is breast cancer for men diagnosed and treated differently than for women? You’re about to find out.

What Are the Risk Factors?

As a man ages, his risk for breast cancer increases. Most men diagnosed with breast cancer are in their 60s. Between 5 and 10 percent of male breast cancers seem to have a genetic component. A man's risk is higher if he has a close female family member who's had breast cancer. Exposure to radiation on the chest also increases a man's risk, as do hormone treatments, high estrogen levels, obesity, certain drugs, infections, or toxins. Medical conditions such as liver disease, Klinefelter syndrome, or testicular abnormalities also put a man at an increased risk for breast cancer.

What Should You Look For?

Just as a woman becomes alarmed at the discovery of a lump in her breast, men ought to be concerned as well. A lump anywhere in the chest area should be reason for concern for both sexes. Unfortunately, many men are in denial or ignorant of their risk for breast cancer and wait until additional symptoms appear before seeing a doctor. Other symptoms include thickening of breast tissue, bleeding or discharge from the nipple, or a change in the appearance of the nipple or the skin surrounding the breast (redness, dimpling, or scaling).

What’s the Difference?

If you’re wondering if diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis for male cancer is any different than that for female breast cancer, the answer is “No.” Male breast cancer is detected using the same tests and procedures as used for women. A physical exam, patient history, clinical breast exam, mammogram, ultrasound, MRI, blood work, and biopsy are used to confirm diagnosis of breast cancer in both men and women.

Treatment for male and female breast cancer is also the same. Surgery is the first step to remove the tumor and any surrounding tissue affected by the cancer. Lymph nodes may or may not be removed depending on the extent the cancer has spread. Radiation is the next form of treatment and uses high-energy beams to target and kill any remaining cancer cells in the breast tissue. The type and severity of cancer will determine if chemotherapy is required and how it's administered. Chemotherapy is medication taken either in pill form or intravenously to kill remaining cancer cells in your body.

One difference between male and female breast cancers is that three out of four male breast cancer tumors grow in response to hormones. This means hormone therapy using the medication tamoxifen may be an effective additional treatment for men.

Because it's more difficult to detect a tumor in a man's chest and men aren't as quick to run to the doctor, breast cancer is often diagnosed at a late stage, after the cancer has a chance to spread beyond the breast. That said, the sooner cancer is found and treated, the better the chance of survival.

Men, like women should perform regular breast self-exams. Anything abnormal should be examined by a doctor as soon as possible.