15 Foods That Are Known To Prevent Cancer

Cheryl Brite April 20th 2016 Health
We all think about the foods that are unhealthy for us and try to avoid them but how often do we think about foods that prevent cancer? Not that often, right? Well start thinking about these foods because they may just save your life one day. Do some research. Become aware of what’s really good for your body and include these foods in your diet today. You won't be sorry!
1. Asparagus
You may be hesitant at first in eating this vegetable but what it will do for you is surprising. This healthy vegetable is not only good for your skin, but it protects cells from oxidation. It is rich in glutathione and is great in fighting skin cancer. Now you're thinking about giving asparagus a try. So buy asparagus by the pound, store it in your fridge, and take it out to eat when you’re ready to get serious about your life. You won’t regret this decision.
In 2010 it was discovered by The Journal of the American Medical Association that this vegetable helps with lung cancer. The vitamin B6 along with folate and methionine decrease your chances of lung cancer by 2/3. In 2009 Chinese researchers found that the compound Asparanin A in asparagus prevents the growth of liver cancer cells as well as cause death to the cells. Its anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory properties protect you from unwanted diseases. Asparagus also offers you ingredients high in vitamin C and beta-carotene that helps prevent cancer. It's healthy and can protect you from cancer, and this combination can only be a positive thing.
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2. Kale
It's not exactly your favorite vegetable but what it can do for you will make you take a second look. Oh great another vegetable but don’t write Kale out just yet. This super food prevents skin cancer. Now you're hooked in. Its nutrients, including vitamin C and beta-carotene will become your superhero when it comes to cancer. It may not look like much, but its superpower will save your life.
It has a higher rate of cancer prevention then a lot of other vegetables. Carotenoids and flavonoids are just one component of Kale that can protect you from cancer. They are antioxidants that allows the body to get rid of the build up of "oxidative stress" and the flavonoid has anti-inflammatory properties that assist the body in preventing cancer. Glucosinolates-Sulforaphane is another component that prevents the growth of more cancer cells and destroy these cells in a process called apoptosis. When you chop and ingest kale, it does something within the liver that causes your body to develop Phase II enzymes that takes away certain cancer material in your body. The Diindolylmethane -Indole 3-carbinol exists in kale to help with the balance of good and balance of the estrogen in women to prevent breast cancer and cervical cancer.
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3. Salmon
Astaxanthin and omega-3 fats are ingredients within the salmon that will prevent skin cancer. These fatty acids protect your skin from UV damage. Wild salmon is the best choice to consume but don’t have too much of this fish because too much of anything is unhealthy so limit your consumption to twice a week. So don’t push salmon away from your diet. Embrace what this food has to offer in your life. You won't be sorry!
Salmon protects you against colorectal cancer by destroying the polyps, and the growths of tissue in the colon before they ever start to show up. The omega-3 fats in salmon decrease the inflammation in the breast, preventing breast cancer. The antioxidants in salmon fight off the free radicals in your body that can create cancerous cells. Salmon's calcium and vitamin D protects you from getting colon, breast, and prostate cancers. Salmon not only has all these components to help cancer disappear, but it makes a delicious meal. Try it today!
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4. Horseradish
It’s a tasty topping that can go on anything, including your sandwich but what does horseradish really do for you? It kicks cancer’s butt with glucosinolates that increases the liver’s ability to get rid of carcinogens that could cause skin cancer. What a relief? It may even keep at bay the growth of cancerous tumors. Well now you have to have horseradish all the time. You have no more excuses.
It's a cruciferous vegetable that prevents cancers like lung and colorectal cancers. Horseradish has vitamin C as well as antibiotic and antibacterial properties that make this vegetable keep your body healthy and cancer free. Breast cancer can also be prevented by horseradishes in moderation. They contain flavonoids that prevent the growth of cancerous cells. It also reduces the risk of pancreatic, prostate, and stomach cancer cells. Your body will be well taken care of when horseradishes become a part of your diet.
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5. Broccoli
Your kids don’t like it, and you don’t like it. You push the plate as far as it can go because you can't stand the sight and smell of this vegetable. What will it take for you to have broccoli? Well say goodbye to cancer because eating broccoli may very well save you from cancer. This vegetable destroys carcinogenic toxins, decreases DNA mutation, helps prevent tumors, and prevents the spread of cancer. Save the children, they are our future.
It prevents colorectal cancer, but it is not known which specific compounds protect your body from this cancer. It's rich in vitamin C, fiber, calcium, and folate. Broccoli has a substance called Phytochemicals that have anticancer properties. It acts as an antioxidant that increases the detoxifying enzymes in your body. Breast cancer is also prevented by how this vegetable controls the estrogen levels in your body. When you buy it raw, you receive the proper nutrients you need to stay healthy and prevent the risk of getting cancer.
6. Fish Eggs
You think the color and quality of the fish eggs are the only thing you'll be amazed by. Well you're wrong. This high class looking food will amaze you in what it can do for you. Sure it looks gross but don’t be deceived by the name. Fish eggs help prevent cancer with its omega 3 fatty acids. It may be one of the more expensive foods to buy, but you can’t put a price on your life.
Its vitamin D reduces the risk of cancer. It also contains vitamin A, K2, zinc, and iodine in high amounts so you can maintain your health. Vitamin A and K2 can stop toxicity, overcalcification of soft tissues, bones, heart, and kidneys from happening. Pancreatic cancer can also be prevented by broccoli. It helps prevent the formation of benign tumors into malignant tumors, and it stops the cancer from spreading. You can find fish eggs at fresh markets or high end grocery stores.
7. Cherries
There's more than meets the eye with this fruit. It’s a delicious fruit that you put on your banana split sundae, but it’s not only there to make your sundae look good. Its richness is based on the ingredient of perillyl alcohol, which has been known to effectively destroy cancer cells. Organic cherries are the best choice to shop for because other cherries may contain pesticides and other chemicals that are not good for you. Do some research and find the best places to buy your organic cherries. So get a bag of cherries and eat them on your way home.
Fiber, vitamin C, and potassium are ingredients within the cherry that will do your body some good. Cherries also contain anthocyanins that are antioxidants that keep your body clear of hazardous materials that could cause cancer. Because the cherry contains dietary fiber, it lowers the risk of colorectal cancer. The cherry gives you a sense of fullness, and this is important when it comes to cancer. When your body increases in fat, you're at risk for the seven cancers. Whether you get your cherries sweet or tardy, you can't go wrong in what the components inside the cherry can do for you.
8. Carrots
You’ve eaten this vegetable on occasion, but you don’t have a clue how it impacts your life. Worried about skin cancer? Well carrots are here to save the day. Its beta-carotene high content and protection from UV radiation from the sun make this vegetable essential to your healthy diet. When you buy carrots, you should select dark, organic carrots because regular carrots contain pesticides and other chemicals that aren’t good for you. Be smart when you shop.
Its vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants are not only great for your health, but they prevent cancer. The carotenoids prevent the cancer from ever coming back to your body. When you add carrots to your diet, you not only reduce your risk of cancer but you prevent damage to the healthy cells inside you. The fiber within the carrot protects the big bowel from cancer while the beta-carotene protects you from getting lung cancer. The cells of the lungs and stomach are protected as well by beta-carotene, which strengthens the immune system. It also acts like the components of vitamin C and E by preventing the development of free radicals when normal metabolism is happening in the cells.
9. Turmeric
Have you even heard of this food? It’s a spice that goes well with curries and other types of food. It is not only used in your food, but it is used as a way to prevent your skin from aging. Turmeric has also been used in Asian medicines to cure diseases. This anti-cancer spice induces apoptosis, which destroys cancerous cells in the body. Most importantly, Turmeric doesn’t damage the healthy cells in the process of consuming this spice.
Turmeric can prevent the cells in your body from ever becoming cancerous. It has great effects with breast cancer, bowel cancer, stomach, and skin cancer cells. The turmeric is thought to settle itself in the digestive system, absorbing the bowel cells. Make sure you talk to your doctor first before using turmeric. You may be allergic to this spice and not know it. When you cook it, it's safe for you but you need more information from a dietician before you eat it raw.
10. Green Tea
You know that this tea helps with weight loss but what else does this drink do for you? Besides tasting bitter, it gets rid of the harmful chemicals in your body. Its weight loss ingredient also protects cells against DNA damage by free radicals. Its cancer prevention is also an attractive aspect of green tea. Don’t use tea bags but actual green tea leaves to make your tea drinking experience an experience that may just save your life one day. Buy your tea leaves today!
It will prevent or slow down the cancerous cells in your prostate and breast. The American Association for Cancer Research found that the more green tea men drink, the less tissue inflammation was found in their prostate. This diet is especially important for older men to take advantage of. Polyphenon E, an extract in green tea, is another ingredient that prevents breast cancer. The grow factors within the breast tell the breast to grow cancerous cells while the extract reduces the amount of cancerous cells in the body. Choose green tea to be a part of your daily diet.
11. Raspberries
Its delicious, bittersweet taste is what attracts you to this fruit. Well besides the vibrant color. Cancer prevention may be another aspect of raspberries that attract you even more. Ellagic acid is a part of this fruit that fights cancer. Whether you eat them fresh or frozen, raspberries are still fighting the cancer. Make this fruit a part of your daily diet today!
Their vitamin C, selenium, phosphorus, and dietary fiber are nutrients that will keep your body healthy. Antioxidants and phytochemicals are also inside this fruit and help with preventing disease. They stop the cancerous cells from premalignant and malignancy. Liver cancer cells are shown to decrease in number when raspberries are ingested. When you see raspberries that are darker in color, it comes from the flavonoids. Together the compounds work along with fiber as well anti-estrogen properties to stop disease and contribute to better health.
12. Sweet Potatoes
It’s one of the oldest vegetables we know of and the most nutrious. This is a great dish to eat during the holidays but besides its great taste, what else do you think sweet potatoes offer you? It has skin cancer fighting properties, which include beta-carotene. You better start shopping. Don’t just limit your consumption of this vegetable to the holidays. Eat one everyday knowing your lowering the risk of getting cancer.
Sweet Potatoes are theorized by experts to reduce your risk of lung, skin, and prostate cancers when you eat one cup of this vegetable. Lutein and carotenoids are molecules within the potato that starve the cancer cells. It also contains alpha carotene that contributes to a decrease in death by cancer. They are high in vitamin A and C that contribute to bone health and healing. Sweet potatoes contain dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), which is a steroid that prevents cancer by inhibiting breast cancer and colon cancer from occurring. Make sure your sweet potato has no black spots in it because it could poison you.
13. Avocados
You enjoy this food as a healthy, delicious snack. What else can it do for you? This food has been known to contribute to beautiful as well as healthy skin. Avocados contain vitamin E and C, but that’s not all. Nutrients like glutathione, an antioxidant, reduces the risk of getting cancer. So add this to any food you love and avocados will love you back.
Make avocados a part of your healthy diet because they can prevent cancer. Their nutrients and antioxidants along with exercise can prevent disease. Its monosaturated fats benefit your heart and brain. You will be protected from breast, oral, and colorectal cancer. The avocado stops as well as kills the growth of cancerous cells. What's really great about the avocado is that it focuses on destroying the bad cancer cells while the good ones are not harmed.
14. Shiitake Mushrooms
Cancers and tumors are a thing of the past when you eat these mushrooms. Beta-glucans is a great source of cancer prevention by destroying the cancerous cells. So add shiitake mushrooms to your diet and you will not be sorry. These mushrooms not only taste good, but they can potentially save you from cancer. What do you know? Your love of shiitake mushrooms has finally paid off.
They will boost your immunity with their vitamin D. These mushrooms are well known to increase the activity of the natural killer (NK) cells. The NK cells work to destroy the cancerous and viral cells. Eating these mushrooms can stop tumor cell growth. DNA damage and slowing cancer cell growth are ways that cancer is prevented when consuming mushrooms. Say goodbye to breast, prostate, and colon cancer cells when you make mushrooms a part of your regular diet.
15. Watercress
It's green, it's a vegetable, and that much is obvious. It’s a great edition to any sandwich, but there’s more to watercress than meets the eye. This green food has superpowers. It has the ability to fight cancer because it contains mustard oil. Vitamin C, beta-carotene, and lutein also contribute to the fight against cancer. Whether you buy watercress in a supermarket or grow your own in your garden, you will definitely reap the benefits.
Watercress should be eaten daily because it decreases the DNA damage to your blood cells. DNA damage can contribute to getting cancer, and the watercress has become a lifesaver. It also prevents cells from more damage by free radicals. It reduces blood triglyceride levels by 10%. Watercress destroys the cancerous cells, which is known as the process of apoptosis. Its iron and calcium will not only keep your body healthy but cancer free.

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50 Extraordinary Women You Won't Believe Actually Exist

Luke Chase May 25th 2016 Entertainment
It's likely that the women in your day to day life are pretty "normal" in appearance. So when you see someone whose appearance differs from what you expect it to be, it can be kind of a shock. The ladies in the following slideshow are definitely far from average. Some of these women spent thousands of dollars on plastic surgery, tattoos, or body piercings. Others are born with strange birth defects such as excessive facial hair, a gigantic butt or even an 8 inch tongue. See for yourself!
Lauren Williams: 4 Foot Long Legs
Lauren Williams has the longest-known legs in the United States, with her eye-catching limbs measuring an incredible 49 inches from hip to heel. Lauren's height and long-legged genes can be attributed to her family as her father, mother and twin sisters are all 6ft or taller. She has US size 11 feet (UK size 10), and revealed that she can find it tricky to buy clothes that fit. When modelling, single Lauren - who has worked on campaigns for global brands such as Nike - does everything from sports and fitness to high fashion and swimwear.
Having played volleyball in college, as well as being extremely active, Lauren also enjoys shooting sporty campaigns. As well as modelling, Lauren works as an educator at a children's museum in Houston and enjoys travelling. When out and about, her striking looks and long limbs mean she gets comments about her legs on a daily basis.
Pixee Fox: Dangerously Small Waist
Swedish born Pixee Fox had already spent more than $80,000 on plastic surgery attempting to sculpt the perfect hourglass figure. But now she has taken her obsession even further by having 6 of her lower ribs removed - so she can shrink her waist to a record-breaking 14 inches. Pixee, from Sweden, said: "People often come up to me and say, "don't take this the wrong way, but you look like a cartoon" - but for me that's a compliment, that's what I want to achieve.
With 6 of her lower ribs removed, Pixee's lower internal organs, including the liver, have lost some of their natural protection - but she isn't worried. She said: "Before if I was in a car crash I would normally break my ribs. If that happened now I'm probably going to break my spleen instead. In total she has had four rhinoplasties costing $14,000; four breast augmentations of 200cc, 525cc, 800cc and 1400cc costing $28,500; two rounds of liposuction at $5,000; two upper eyelid surgeries at $6,000; a labiaplasty costing $4,000; a Brazilian butt lift at $9,000 and cool-sculpting, cheek injections, and lip injections at about $12,000.
Bethany Hamilton: One Armed Pro Surfer
Bethany Meilani Hamilton-Dirks is an American professional surfer who survived a 2003 shark attack in which her left arm was bitten off, but ultimately returned to-and was victorious in-professional surfing. On October 31, 2003 Hamilton, aged 13 at the time, went for a morning surf along Tunnels Beach, Kauai, with best friend Alana Blanchard, Alana's father, Holt, and brother Byron. Around 7:30 a.m., with numerous turtles in the area, she was lying on her surfboard with her left arm dangling in the water, when a 14-foot tiger shark attacked her, severing her left arm just below the shoulder.
Despite the trauma of the incident, Hamilton was determined to return to surfing. Three weeks after the incident, she returned to her board. Initially, she adopted a custom-made board that was longer and slightly thicker than standard and had a handle for her right arm, making it easier to paddle, and she learned to kick more to make up for the loss of her left arm. After teaching herself to surf with one arm, on January 10, 2004, she entered a major competition. She now uses standard competitive performance short-boards. The broken surfboard that Hamilton was riding during the attack is on display at the California Surf Museum
Mayra Hills: World's Largest Fake Breasts
Mayra Hills - also known as Beshine - measures at 59-28-36 and says she's the proud owner of the world's largest fake breasts. And it's not hard to believe her claim to fame, considering each of her breasts have 10,000 cc of saline implants and weigh 20 pounds a piece! As you can imagine, it's difficult for Beshine, who wears a size 32Z bra, to find clothes that fit, so the German-born woman has a lot of her items custom-made.
But bra shopping isn't her only woe. She can no longer tie her own shoes and has run into trouble when she's knocked things over with her chest - but it appears she's satisfied with her body, troubles and all. "Some people maybe think the sheer size of my t-ts bring too many handicaps in my everyday life, but hey, having big boob problems is amazing," she wrote on her blog.
Anastasiya Shpagina: Real Life Anime Girl
It's official, this real-life anime trend has gotten completely out of hand. Hardly a day goes by that we don't stumble upon some photos of girls going to any lengths in order to look like real live anime characters. Today's example, Anastasiya Shpagina, an Ukrainian girl who has even taken a Japanese name - Fukkacumi. 19-year-old Anastasiya (Nastya) Shpagina has been called "the new Barbie" by national news outlets, but she later revealed she's striving to become a real-life Japanese anime character, not a doll. She even posted "I am not like a doll, a doll is like me."
Apparently, Nastya has been passionate about makeup even as a young child, always experimenting with it in the mirror. Over time she also developed a thing for Japanese cartoons and it was only a matter of time before she started using her make-up artist skills to transform herself into a real-life anime girl. But just putting on makeup wasn't enough to attain that coveted look, so she decided to lose weight in order to seem more genuine. At 1.58-meters-tall, Anastasiya weighs just 39 kilos and is trying to lose one more in order to look just right.
Chanel Tapper: World's Longest Tongue
The longest female tongue measures 9.75 cm (3.8 in) from the tip to the middle of lip and was achieved by Chanel Tappe on 29 September 2010. Chanel, from Houston, US, shot to fame aged 13 when she was spotted sticking out her monster tongue in a YouTube video. In September Guinness invited Chanel to Los Angeles where they measured her tongue and she narrowly beat two other female contenders to the record.
She said: "I have always been silly and goofy. I love sticking my tongue out at people. I started doing that back in school. I've never had a problem with having a long tongue, it's just fun." Chanel now has set her sights set on Hollywood after finishing her studies. She said: "I'd love to be in a movie. I'm certainly pretty dramatic, so I think I could have the acting gift. "Really, I'd love to meet Adam Sandler, he's my favorite."
Sarah Massey: World's Largest Butt
Sarah Massey would be just another 33-year-old mother-of-two from Chicago - if it weren't for the fact that she also happens to have the world's biggest butt. Though not officially recognized by the prudes at Guinness, Massey's massive 7-foot wide keister requires a pair of 10XL trousers that would comfortably fit all of the Kardashian sisters combined.
Massey insists the condition that resulted in her museum-sized bubble butt is hereditary - "there's nothing I can do about it," she says - but that her love of ice cream certainly contributed to its maintenance. Massey would still like to lose some weight, but says she now has a new-found appreciation for her natural assets, and fervently defends them against anyone who calls them fake. "Some people can't believe one person can have this much butt," she told Barcroft. "Because I've got a relatively small frame on top they say, 'that can't be real.' I carry this weight with me all the time, everywhere I go, it's definitely not fake. Big booties are just in my blood."
Zlata: Extreme Flexibility
Russian-born former gymnast Zlata, 29, posed in leather and lingerie to adopt a series of poses that seem to defy every law of biology. Zlata, who now lives in Germany, is able to create astounding shapes with her body and is so flexible she can cram herself into a 50cm square box. One of her favorite acts is to bend backwards at a 90 degree angle, so the back half of her hands touch her feet and she can also peer through her own legs from behind.
Zlata's gift of flexibility was discovered when she was four years old and by six she was training as a contortionist at a circus school. She has a rare condition which makes all her tendons extremely pliable, which helps in her profession. The former gymnast now spends most of her day working out and training for shows around the world. In 2011 she set the Guinness World Record for the most beer bottles opened in a minute using only your feet.
Kim Goodman: Eyeball Protrusion
Kim Goodman is a woman who is able to pop her eyes out of her eye sockets by 12 millimeters (0.47 inches). She holds the world record for the farthest eyeball protrusion. She lives in Chicago, Illinois. She discovered her eyeball popping talent one day when she was hit on the head with a hockey mask. Her eyeballs popped out much further than usual and ever since that day she could pop them out on cue, as well as when she yawns.
She has appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman. In 2004, Goodman was included by Guinness World Records in their 50th anniversary list of top ten "feats" of all time. Kim originally had the record for being able to extend her eye balls beyond her eye sockets by 10mm. This was matched a few years by a new contender, but when Kim was re-measured she found she could now reach 12mm - breaking her own record and keeping the title.
Natalia Partyka: One Armed Table Tennis Champ
Natalia Partyka (born 27 July 1989) is a Polish table tennis player. Born without a right hand and forearm, she participates in competitions for able-bodied athletes as well as in competitions for athletes with disabilities. Partyka reached the last 32 of the London 2012 Olympic women's table tennis. Partyka began playing table tennis at the age of seven. She won her first international table tennis medal in 1999 at the disabled World Championships. At the age of 11, she competed at the 2000 Summer Paralympics in Sydney, becoming the world's youngest ever Paralympian. In 2004, she won a gold medal in the singles event and silver in the team event at the Athens Paralympics.
Partyka competed for Poland both the 2008 Summer Olympics and the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing - one of only two athletes to do so, the other being Natalie du Toit in swimming. They were her third Paralympic Games, and her first Olympics. Competing in class 10 at the Beijing Paralympics, she won gold by defeating China's Fan Lei by three sets to nil. In 2008, she won a gold medal in the singles event and a silver in the team event at the Beijing Paralympics, repeating her Athens Paralympics result.
Supatra Sasuphan: World's Hairiest Girl
Her nicknames may include "wolf girl" and "monkey face". But 11-year-old Thai girl Supatra Sasuphan today insisted that she was after being officially recognised as the world's hairiest girl. Although the schoolgirl from Bangkok has faced merciless teasing at school, Supatra says being given a Guinness World Record for her hair has helped her become extremely popular. "I'm very happy to be in the Guinness World Records! A lot of people have to do a lot to get in," she said. "All I did was answer a few questions and then they gave it to me."
Supatra is one of just 50 known sufferers of Ambras Syndrome - caused by a faulty chromosome - to be documented since the Middle Ages. Before the disease was understood, sufferers were branded "werewolves." She has thick hair growing over her face, ears, arms, legs and back. Even laser treatment has failed to stop the hair growth. But while most sufferers have been shunned, Supatra has gradually been embraced by her community, and became a popular and outgoing child.
Jasmine Tridevil: Woman With 3 Breasts
There's really no other way to put this so we're just going to dive in: Meet Jasmine Tridevil. She has three breasts. Tridevil (no that's not her real name, but that's what she wants to go by) is a 21-year-old licensed massage therapist and die-hard Criss Angel fan from Florida who decided to undergo a shocking and controversial $20,000 surgery to add a third breast to her chest.
Tridevil also stated that she's hoping to bank a reality show from this, and has already put the wheels in motion to make something happen. "I was making really good money [being a licensed massage therapist] but now I'm trying to star in a reality show instead. I don't like that job," she shared, and later added, "My whole dream is to get this show on MTV. I hired a camera crew individually, so I'm the producer of this show right now."
Lyudmila Titchenkova: World's Longest Neck
Lyudmila Titchenkova is a 16-year-old living in the city of Nikolaev, Ukraine. After she turned 10, Lyudmila's parents noticed that their daughter's body began developing at an accelerated growth rate. She was taller and had longer arms than other children her age, but of particular concern was the length of her neck and abnormal curvature of her spine.
As it got to the point where Lyudmila began feeling embarrassed to go out because of her appearance, her parents took her to the hospital, where she was diagnosed with Marfan Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder of the connective tissue that can affect many parts of the body, most often the heart, blood vessels, bones, joints and eyes. In Lyudmila's case, the disorder affected the connective tissue in her spine, causing it to curve at an angle of 30 degrees. This seems to be a rather uncommon symptom of the disorder, which usually affect people's arms, legs and fingers. After undergoing corrective surgery and extensive rehabilitation to straighten her spine, Lyudmila can now live normally and says she wants to study for her future without letting herself be affected by her disorder.
Abigail and Brittany Hensel: Girl With Two Heads
Abigail Loraine "Abby" Hensel and Brittany Lee Hensel (born March 7, 1990) are dicephalic parapagus twins, meaning that they are conjoined twins, each of whom has a separate head, but whose bodies are joined. They are highly symmetric for conjoined twins, giving the appearance of having just a single body without marked variation from normal proportion. In fact, several vital organs are doubled up; each twin has a separate heart, stomach, spine, lungs, and spinal cord.
In conversation, the twins are clearly distinct persons, with distinct likes and dislikes. Their preferences in food, clothing color, etc., differ. Some of their clothes are altered by their seamstress so that they have two separate necklines in order to emphasize their individuality. They will usually have separate meals, but sometimes will share a single meal for the sake of convenience (e.g. each taking a bite of the same hamburger). Abby is better at mathematics, and Brittany is better at writing. For tasks such as responding to email, they type and respond as one, anticipating each other's feelings with little verbal communication between them.
Natasha Veruschka: Sword Swallower
Natasha Veruschka has the world record for most swords swallowed simultaneously by a female. She swallowed 13 swords, each at least 38.1 cm (15 in) long, at the 3rd Annual Sideshow Gathering and Sword Swallowers Convention in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA, on 3 September 2004. Natasha was born in India of white russian and british heritage. She has lived, studied, and performed her art around the world and also speaks several different languages.
Natasha now lives in New York City. She is an amazing performer who uses many different types of swords in her act or as she likes to say "Swords On The Menu." The swords on the menu are - "The Red devil" 29 inches long, "The Big Sword" 27 1/2 inches long, "The Bradshaw Sword" 25 inches long, "The Sai Weapons" two 24 inch long eight-sided weapons of steel. Natasha trained with a "Sai Master" in order to use them in her act. Also on the menu is the unbelieveable "Sword Sandwich" where she swallows 13-22 inch long swords simultaneously.
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