Research Reports Replacing Red Meat in your Diet with Plant Protein reduces Cardiovascular Risk.

July 31st, 2019

A new study published in the journal Circulation concluded that replacing red meat with healthy plant protein in your diet led to decreases in risk factors for cardiovascular disease. The researchers said “Previous findings from randomized controlled trials evaluating the effects of red meat on cardiovascular risk factors have been inconsistent. But our new study, which makes specific comparisons between diets high in red meat versus diets in other types of foods, shows that substituting red meat with high-quality protein sources leads to more favorable changes in cardiovascular risk factors.”

Data for this first mega, randomized controlled trial included data from 36 randomized controlled trials involving 1,803 subjects. Groups were compared between those who ate red meat and those who ate more of other types of foods such as chicken, fish, carbohydrates, or plant protein including legumes, soy, or nuts and looked at blood concentrations of cholesterol, triglycerides, lipoproteins, and blood pressure–all risk factors for cardiovascular disease. The study found that when diets with red meat were compared with all other types of diets combined, there were no significant differences in total cholesterol, lipoproteins, or blood pressure, but diets higher in red meat did lead to higher tryglyceride concentrations. However, when researchers compared diets higher in high-quality plant protein sources (legumes,. soy, nuts ) with red meat, there were lower levels of both total and LDL (bad) cholesterol in the group eating high-quality plant protein. These results are consistent  with long term epidemiological studies that show a lower risk of heart attacks when groups eating nuts and other plant source proteins are compared with those eating red meat. The researchers believe the inconsistencies in previous studies may have resulted from the types of comparison diets compared with red meat  and suggest further research focus on specific types of protein. Researchers said “Is red meat good or bad?” is not a good question. Studies need to look at comparisons of red meat to something else. They say if you replace burgers with cookies or fries, you dont get healthier. But replacing red meat with healthy plant protein sources is beneficial in terms of reducing cardiovascular risk factors.

Dr Gaston Cornu-Labat discusses BEC-a non-invasive very successful treatment for Skin Cancers.

July 28th, 2019

Holistic and Integrative Physician and Surgeon, Gastón Cornu-Labat, MD graduated from Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1991. He obtained his specialty title in general surgery from Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine in Youngstown, Ohio in 2001 to then specialize in liver and pancreatic surgery at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, Washington and became a member of the Pancreas Club, Inc.
Licensed over the past decades in the states of Ohio, Nebraska, Washington, and Texas, after years in academic surgery leading research, numerous publications and international presentations in diverse fields pertaining to his specialty, Dr. Gaston shifted in his career into the study and understanding of the human experience as a whole in all that relates to health and disease, and practiced as a rural surgeon in the US mid-west. He incorporated this understanding into his medical and surgical practice.
As a Holistic and Integrative medical practitioner, he later apprenticed to Jonathan V. Wright, MD and his team at the Tahoma Clinic in Seattle, WA building extensive expertise in natural, nutritional and antiaging medicine, to then serve as a practitioner at said clinic for 5 years. He also participated in numerous seminars for non-pharmacological pain management based on the technique discovered and developed by Dr. Stephen Kaufman, DC, Pain Neutralization Technique (PNT). Dr. Gastón authored with Dr. Kaufman’s contributions the book “PNT, An Unprecedented Revolution in Pain Management.” With this extensive knowledge base and experience he focused his practice in Integrative Oncology.
One of the featured experts at the documentary series “The Truth About Cancer: A Global Quest” in 2015, Dr. Gastón was also a featured speaker at the TTAC Live Symposium in 2016. He has participated in other documentaries, radio shows and media productions educating the public.
In February 2017 he joined the Hope 4 Cancer family as Chief Medical Advisor, bringing to the table a unique combination of knowledge and experience ranging from traditional medicines to conventional allopathic, and alternative and complementary healing modalities to the Tijuana and Cancun clinics in Mexico. As an integral part of the executive team, he contributed to develop and monitor success of treatment protocols and the educational programs for H4C staff doctors and nurses. He also supervised and managed complex patient cases.
At present, Dr Gaston is focused on research and development of cutting edge natural oncologic protocols for effective management of cancers.

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Breast Cancer May be Spread in an Unhealthy Gut.

July 26th, 2019

 

A new study at the University of Virginia reported in medicalxpress.com concluded that an unhealthy gut promotes the spread of breast cancer more quickly to other parts of the body by making the cancer cells more aggressive and invasive. Researchers found that disrupting the microbiome of mice caused hormone receptor-positive breast cancer cells to become more aggressive and spread. Researchers said that predicting whether hormone receptive-positive breast cancers will metastasize or not is affected by a variety of factors. “One of them is having a high level of immune cells called macrophages present within the tissue.” She continued “There have also been studies that have demonstrated that increased amounts of structural protein collagen in the tissue and tumor also lead to increased breast cancer metastasis.” Researchers concluded that having an unhealthy microbiome before breast cancer increases both and their effect is powerful and sustained.
Although the researchers used antibiotics to disturb the mice’s natural gut bacteria they emphasis antibiotics are not dangerous and should not be avoided by women, if needed, and more research is needed to establish if there is a link between chronic antibiotic use and cancer outcome. It is hope that as a result of this research doctors can manipulate the microbiome to benefit patients with breast cancer. Some things that may be useful include “A healthy diet, high in fiber, along with exercise, sleep—all of those things that contribute to positive overall health.”

Glioblastoma Research Shows Tumor Cell Death in Cell and Animal Studies Using Antihistamines.

July 17th, 2019

A new study published in EMBO Molecular Medicine Journal concluded that “antihistamines and other drugs that increase the permeability of the lysomal membrane can be considered as an enhancing therapy for patiets with glioblastoma alongside established treatments.” In the research they found that “glioblastoma cells depend upon the expression of a gene which produces the MDGI protein (small fatty acid binding protein). Inhibiting of this gene results in the death of the tumor cells.” The absence of MDGI causes instability in the membranes of lysosomes, cleaning organelles found inside tumor cells, and in turn, resulting in the leakage of acidic and proteolytic enzymes contained in the lysosomes into the cytoplasm, initiating cell death. Reasearchers said their research “demonstrates that MDGI  is a key factor regulating and maintaining the structure of the lysosomal membrane. This is the first gene found to regulate the stability of the membrane.”  Their results are especially interesting because they found that cell death caused by leakage in the lysosomes of glioblastoma can be activated by using drugs that cross the blood-brain barrier” and in this study they used the antihistamine clemastine.

In cell cultures the antihistamine in lysosome-initiated cell death in glioblastoma cells were at concentrations that has no significant effect on healthy cells of different types.  In mouse models it was effective in reducing the spread of brain tumors and improving the survival rates of the animals. In the most invasive brain tumor model, the antihistamine resulted in the disappearance of the entire tumor.

 

 

 

Researchers Identify which prostate cancers are lethal before surgery.

July 15th, 2019

Researchers report a new analytical method to improve the detention of lethal prostate cancer. Based upon a small scale biopsy sample the method promises more accurately identifying men who need surgery from those who do not. Despite the large number of yearly prostate cancer cases 98.6% will be alive 5 years following diagnosis according to the National Cancer Institute. Even though it may not be lethal many men die because it is so common.

Researchers carried out a pilot study testing a new way of pinpointing the minority of patients who have aggressive prostate cancer at the time of diagnosis which usually determines whether or not they will have surgery. Results were encouraging. Current procedures use a diagnostic biopsy. in which a needle is inserted into the organ at various locations, sometimes guide4d bu MRI and ultrasound.  The new method to augment pre-surgery results uses advanced genomic tools to analyze what doctors call “biopsy cores” .  In standard diagnostic biopsies. the tissue collected in these cones, usually a dozen, is examined and assigned an overall grade called a Gleason score, based on changes in glandular architecture.core of 6 or lower is usually interpreted as a cancer that is slow growing or “indolent.” However, some men with borderline Gleason scores undergo surgery and are found to have aggressive cancers. At other times men with high Geason scores may be found to have indolent cancers when surgery is performed.

Dr Michael Greger/Plant Based Diet and Marc Mallat/Dimensional Awareness Process

July 14th, 2019

A founding member and Fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Michael Greger, MD, is a physician, New York Times bestselling author, and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health issues. He has lectured at the Conference on World Affairs, testified before Congress, and was invited as an expert witness in the defense of Oprah Winfrey in the infamous “meat defamation” trial. In 2017, Dr. Greger was honored with the ACLM Lifestyle Medicine Trailblazer Award. He is a graduate of Cornell University School of Agriculture and Tufts University School of Medicine. His latest book How Not to Die became an instant New York Times Best Seller. He has videos on more than 2,000 health topics freely available at NutritionFacts.org, with new videos and articles uploaded every day. All proceeds he receives from his books, DVDs, and speaking engagements is all donated to charity. More information is available at: https://drgreger.org/  

Marc Mallat is a transpersonal psychotherapist, corporate trainer, and creator of the groundbreaking therapeutic healing process – the Dimensional Awareness Process. He has over 30 years of experience in personal development training, acquiring “hands-on” knowledge and practical expertise in several different types of psychotherapies, healing and behavioral change methods. He has dedicated himself to intense “inner work” and continuous, never-ending improvement. Mallat is the CEO of Progressions Group—a company specialized in classical corporate trainings, life coaching, personal development, transpersonal psychotherapy, and energetic healing modalities. More information available at: www.progressionsgroup.com

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How Much Coffee is too Much?

July 10th, 2019

 

A new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition concluded that drinking 6 or more cups of coffee daily may be detrimental to your lealth by increasing your risk of heart disease by up to 22%. This is the first study to study the upper limits of coffee caffeine and heart disease. In the study 347,077 participants from the United Kindom Biobank, aged 37 to 73 were evaluated in terms of the risk of cardiovascular disease in line with coffee consumption and genetic variations by focusing on the ability of the caffeine-metabolizing gene (CYP1A2) to better process caffeine. Researchers concluded that despite carriers of the fast processing gene variation being 4 times quicker at metabolizing caffeine, the research did not support the belief that these people could safely consume more caffeine, more frequently withlout detrimental health effects.   Thus, moderation in coffee consumption is need for heart health.

If You Buy at Amazon Please Help My Cancer Foundation.

July 8th, 2019

You can make a difference while you shop Amazon Prime Day deals on July 15 & 16. Simply shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/46-3798550 and AmazonSmile donates to Carl O Helvie Holistic Cancer Foundation. At other times they also donate to the foundation. It does not cost you anything but benefits my foundation. The same merchandise is on Amazon Smile as on Amazon. Thank you. 

Some Breast Cancer Patients Benefit from Tart Cherry That Reduced Joint Pain, and Sore Muscles

July 3rd, 2019

A new study reported in Science Daily concluded that tart cherry decreases joint pain and sore muscles in some breast cancer patients by reducing the musculoskeletal effects of aramatrase inhibitors. These inhibitors are a standard treatment for hormone receptive-positive breast cancer in postmenopausal women and help prevent recurrence by inhibiyting the action of amomatasew that is an enzymew that converts androgens to estrogens. Almopst half of women who use this treatment have joint and muscle pain that can be debilitating and may cause patients to stop treatment.

In the random, double-bind study women were plaqced in a group that received 1 ounce of tart cherry concentrate in 8 ounces of water dailyfor 6 weeks with a group who received a placebo. All had stage 1,2,3 non-metastatic breast cancer.  The study continued through May 2016 to August 2018 and 60 patients were enrolled.  Patients documented their pain intensity at the start of the study, weekly and at the end of the study. Patients who completed the study reported a 34.7% mean decrease in pain compared to 1.4% in the placebo group.  Recearchers say the flavonoids and anthocyanins in the tart cherry have an anti-inflammatory properties that may play a role in reducing the side effects observed. There was a statistical significant difference in the pain levels experienced by patients in the group that received the tart cherry.

Nancy Novack, 15 Year Stage IV Ovarian Cancer Survivor, Helps Others Through Nancy’s List Foundation.

June 30th, 2019

My guest, Nancy Novack, was diagnosed with stage IV ovarian cancer in 2004. It had metastasized into her liver. She was too happily innocent about the cancer world and said two now-remarkable things: “Thank goodness, it is not appendicitis,” and “What is stage V?”

Nancy says she is oftentimes asked what she did that was so unique, so mysterious that she survived a lethal dose of cancer, the silent killer as ovarian cancer is often called. She says she was extraordinarily fortunate to have an excellent psychologist who worked closely with her to define and refine her personal relationship to her own cancer. She was blessed with a magnificent A-team of friends and family and so many angels that embraced her. She says the opening of my heart to new loves and old brought forth an attitude of blessed gratitude that I had never known before. When I read and re-read the stories written by cancer survivors, I see the universality of the attitude of gratitude in the process of healing.”

Nancy’s mission since her “cancer journey” is all about determining the unmet needs of cancer patients, especially the emotional aspects, and doing her best to find a way to fill them. She is a psychologist and has significant concerns that the medical community does not address the levels of anxiety and stress and existential chaos that come with a cancer diagnosis … all of which get in the way of healing. Her Foundation Nancy’s List supports the emotional well-being of all those who are living with cancer … the patients and those who love and care for them.

Her path started with finding ways to assist cancer patients with a national listing of financial assistance programs available to the cancer community.  She was profoundly troubled that these kindred souls were experiencing so much fear and anxiety about their finances. How would that reality affect the possibility of their recovery? She vowed to make a difference and knew that financial assistance was out there somewhere and she was determined to make it accessible. She received a 501 ©(3) non-profit status in 2006 and launched her first website. Nancy’s List was intended to be simply a list of financial resources and her intention was to educate cancer patients and their loved ones and the healing professionals who serve them about the accessibility of these programs.

At the same time, she created a community call-to-action in the San Francisco Bay Area to reach out and support the courage, bravery, and resilience of our neighbors.  Through the Nancy’s List programs, cancer patients and their loved ones found community, strength, courage, pleasure, and healing relationships. There is healing power when one is connected to the larger community, especially when you are experiencing fear, loneliness, isolation, and uncertainty. It means everything to know your neighbors are looking out for you. And it is a very good thing to meet kindred souls along the path.

I Am With You: Love Letters to Cancer Patients is a powerful book for the newly diagnosed patient, for those who are going through treatment or have entered remission, for loved ones, and for everyone else in the world.  She created the anthology with 42 authors who truly share her vision, passion, and mission. It brings hope and courage to patients when they need inspiration, when they are feeling the loneliness and fear and anger and loss that go hand in hand with a cancer diagnosis, when they need comfort and a warm heart and a hand to hold. The book offers connection to kindred spirits who ‘know’.

Nancy is now developing a comprehensive national directory of integrative healing practitioners who offer their services (and their souls) to deepen the healing process.  The goal is for all cancer patients to have the opportunity to experience healing other than their dreadful visits to the infusion rooms, radiation offices, and more. She wants to educate patients and healing professionals about the enormous benefits of integrative healing services AND the accessibility of these therapies. The process is very simple. They write a blurb, add a jpg and contact info, email Nancy at Nancy@NancysList.org, and she post it on the comprehensive directory.

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