Cancer

Cancer is an abnormal growth of cells that affects millions of people worldwide. There is a way to effectively treat most types of cancers but the treatment and recovery can vary from person to person.

Where Does Cancer Come From?

People diagnosed with cancer naturally search for explanations for its origin and wonder how cancer might have been prevented.  The truth is that most cancers originate naturally within the human body from the moment of birth and continue throughout life. Studies looking for cancer in certain organs after people die from any type of accident …

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Inflamm-Aging

Aging is associated with low-grade chronic inflammatory state referred to “inflamm-ageing” or inflammaging.   Inflammaging is abnormal and unhealthy. It is associated with a chronically increased level of inflammatory chemicals within the blood stream called cytokines, and looks as if there is a chronic infection within the body but none exists. Inflammaging accompanies virtually all …

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Are you AGE-ing?

You might be aging too fast … from how you cook your food. The manner and the temperature in which we cook our food has a large impact on our brain and body.  Higher cooking temperatures results in the formation of unnatural and unhealthy substances referred to as advanced glycation end products. These substances are …

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What is your HRV? (Heart Rate Variability)

People think their blood pressure reading is the biggest indicator of their overall health, but a more important number is their Heart Rate Variability (HRV). Your HRV is not your blood pressure and it is not your pulse rate. Technically, HRV is the variation of time between each heartbeat. The average time is one beat …

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Polyps and Cancer Cells are Immortal

Unlike normal healthy cells, cancer cells never die. This is an essential component of cancer. The majority of our cells live only a few days or weeks. They are designed by nature to routinely die off in a process called apoptosis. When cells die off they are replaced with healthier cells. These new cells help …

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Choosing How You Die, One Meal at a Time

Too tired to fight with the kids over healthy food and snacks? Too tempted by tasty sugars and carbs to cut them from your diet? Let’s call your diet what it really is, it is your choice of death. Everything would be easy if we could really walk on the treadmill 30 extra minutes to …

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Hunger, Calories and Cancer

The fight against cancer begins with lowering your level of hunger. Why do some people get cancer?  The answer is more complicated than just family genetics, because something turns the whole process “on”.  Many of the cancers we fight today such as breast, colon, prostate, and uterine cancer are all related to a metabolic condition …

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Low-Carbohydrate Beneficial in Patients with High Breast Cancer Risk

An intermittent, low-carbohydrate diet was superior to a standard, daily calorie-restricted diet for reducing weight and lowering blood levels of insulin, a cancer-promoting hormone, according to recent findings. Read more… From: American Association for Cancer Research. “Intermittent, low-carbohydrate diets more successful than standard dieting, study finds.” ScienceDaily, 8 Dec. 2011. Web. 11 Dec. 2011.

Starch Intake May Influence Risk for Breast Cancer Recurrence

Researchers have linked increased starch intake to a greater risk for breast cancer recurrence, according to results presented at the 2011 CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, held Dec. 6-10, 2011. Read more… From: American Association for Cancer Research. “Starch intake may influence risk for breast cancer recurrence, study suggests.” ScienceDaily, 8 Dec. 2011. Web. …

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More Confusion: Is Red Meat Really That Bad?

Too Much Advice I was asked recently about the repeated news from Harvard’s Public Health Department that eating red meat, especially processed red meat (i.e., sausages and salami) is bad for one’s health. The constant stream of conflicting headlines is causing confusion of the general public. First you have to understand the source. The Harvard …

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Cancer Treatment Can Cause Persistent Fatigue

There are a variety of studies documenting the phenomena of persistent fatigue lasting years after treatment for cancer.  Many researchers are trying to clarify what is the cause of the fatigue. A recent study has demonstrated an imbalance of autonomic function that parallels my own work with former cancer patients. The patients in this study …

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In Older Adults, A Higher Cholesterol Level Is Associated with a Lower Risk of Death

Yes that’s correct; it’s not a typo! A recent study has demonstrated that a higher total cholesterol level is associated with a lower risk of death from cancer and non-cardiovascular (heart attacks and stroke) disease in older healthy adults (over 55 years of age). Researchers studied 5750 older people (age range, 55–99). At the beginning …

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High Carbohydrate Diet Promotes Prostate Tumor Growth

A diet high in refined carbohydrates, like white rice or white bread, is associated with increased prostate tumor growth in mice. Read more…. [Comment: As I frequently discuss, excess carbohydrates and the chronic elevation of insulin levels are fueling a great deal of society’s common illness including many forms of cancer – prostate, uterine, colon …

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How To Prevent Cancer, Diabetes, Heart Attacks and Strokes

In a recent study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, researchers identified 4 factors tied to reduced disease risk: never smoking, having a body mass index (BMI) lower than 30, performing at least 3.5 hours per week of physical activity, and following a healthy diet. Participants with all 4 factors had a 78% lower …

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How Much Fish Oil Should I Take And Why?

Many patients I see  in my practice are taking fish oil supplements and don’t really understand why they are beneficial  but just that everyone seems to recommend taking them. Fish and certain plant and nut oils are common natural sources of omega-3 fatty acids.  Fatty acids are special molecules that have a wide array of …

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Obesity Causes Up To 1/3 Of All Cancers

As many as 100,000 cases of cancer could be prevented in the U.S. each year if Americans get rid of their excess body fat.  The estimates suggest that heart disease, diabetes, and joint problems aren’t the only illnesses in which rampant obesity is causing havoc. A 2007 report from the American Institute for Cancer Research …

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Weight Loss Surgery Reduces Diabetes-related Death Rate

Weight loss (bariatric) surgery has been shown to reduce diabetes-related mortality by 88%. A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine showed that weight loss surgery surgery reduced the overall death rate by 34%, disease-related deaths and cardiovascular deaths by 48%, cancer-related deaths by 59%, and diabetes-related deaths by 88% in patients with …

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