Archive for the ‘nutrition’ Category

Dr Linda Isaacs Continues the Cancer Treatments She Used with Dr Nicholas Gonzalez.

Sunday, August 26th, 2018

Dr Linda Isaacs

Linda L. Isaacs, M.D., received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Kentucky, graduating with High Distinction with a major in biochemistry. She was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She subsequently received her medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in 1985. She completed a residency in Internal Medicine at the Department of Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center at New York University Medical School. She is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, most recently completing recertification in 2011.

Dr. Isaacs worked with her colleague Nicholas J. Gonzalez, M.D., for more than twenty years, using a nutritional approach for treating patients diagnosed with cancer and other serious degenerative illnesses. After his untimely death in July 2015, she has continued with the work they shared. The treatment involves diet, which varies from patient to patient and can range from almost exclusively vegetarian to one that is heavy in animal protein and fat; individualized nutritional supplement protocols, which include large doses of pancreatic enzymes; and procedures such as coffee enemas that help the body rid itself of metabolic wastes.

In 1999, Dr. Isaacs and Dr. Gonzalez completed a research study in patients diagnosed with pancreatic cancer: the results were published in the peer-reviewed journal Nutrition and Cancer, showing survival well beyond what is described in the medical literature. They also published a series of case reports in the peer-reviewed journal Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, and co-authored the book The Trophoblast and the Origins of Cancer. Dr. Isaacs wrote the article “Deciding to Pursue an Alternative Cancer Therapy” to help prospective patients sort through their options; it is available on her website at https://www.drlindai.com/pursuing_alt_ther.html.

Visit her website at DrLindaI.com to learn more about her treatment and review the application process to become a patient.

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Alternative Cancer Treatments/Arcadia Clinic/Dr Henning Saupe

Sunday, August 12th, 2018

My guest, Saturday,Dr  Henning Saupe was born in 1964 in Germany and qualified from Ulm University (Germany) as M.D. in 1994 and received a doctorate in medicine „Dr.med.” in 1995.

In 2005 he opened Swedens first complementary cancer clinic „Arkadiakliniken” with hyperthermia as a new treatment option.

in 2006 Arcadia clinic moved to Germany, where it has expanded into a residential clinic that incorporates all the classic treatments, used in complementary cancer medicine, such as Insulin potentiation therapy, local and whole body hyperthermia, botanical cytostatic drugs in infusions, magnetic therapy, oxygen and ozone therapies, anti cancer diet, detox and orthomolecular medicine, meditation, yoga and psycho-oncology.

His focus for the last 25 years was on holistic, naturopathic and complementary therapies for the ones who suffer from cancer.

Dr. Saupe gives lectures in many European countries, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, UK and Germany and will be  a speaker at Annie Appleseed Cancer Conference in West-Palm Beach, February 28th 2018.

More information is available at:  https://www.arcadia-praxisklinik.de/en/about-us/the-arcadia-team.html

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Longevity/Fasting/Stem Cells and Dr Valter Longo, the Guru of Longevity

Sunday, July 15th, 2018

Professor Valter Longo is internationally recognized as a leader in the field of ageing studies and related diseases. His discoveries include some of the major genetic pathways that regulate aging and life-threatening diseases and the identification of a genetic mutation that protects men from several common diseases.

He is a Professor of Gerontology and Biological Science and Director of the Longevity Institution at the School of Gerontology at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, one of the leading centers devoted to teaching and research on ageing. He is also director of the Oncology Laboratory and longevity at the Institute of Molecular Oncology IFOM in Milan.

Professor Longo received the Nathan Shock Lecture Award from the National Institute on Ageing (NIA/NIH) in 2010 and in 2013 the Vincent Cristofalo ‘Rising Star’ Award for Research on Ageing, and the 2016 Glenn Award for research in the Biology of Aging.

In 2015, after a number of his papers were among the most widely cited in the biomedical field, Time magazine called him a ‘guru of longevity’.

Doctor Longo received a PhD from North Texas in 1992, and another one from UCLA in 1997 and completed post doctoral training in 2000. He has carried out research in the areas of fasting and longevity, cell biology and genetics, the regulation of aging and multiple  stress resistance systems in yeast and mammals, cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer’s.  He has over 70 peer reviewed articles, 4 books/chapters, multiple research grants, active grant reviewer, and student research advisor. He is author of the best seller The Longevity Diet: Discover the New Science Behind Stem Cell Activation and Regeneration to Slow Aging, Fight Disease, and Optimize Weight

More information is available at:                                                                              http://gero.usc.edu/cv2013/CV-LongoV2013.pdf

www.CreateCures.org

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Dr Terry Wahl Overcome Debilitating Effects of Multiple Sclerosis

Sunday, March 11th, 2018

 

 Dr. Terry Wahls is a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa where she conducts clinical trials. She is also a patient with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis, which confined her to a tilt-recline wheelchair for four years. Dr. Wahls restored her health using a diet and lifestyle program she designed specifically for her brain and now pedals her bike to work each day. She is the author of The Wahls Protocol: How I Beat Progressive MS Using Paleo Principles and Functional Medicine, The Wahls Protocol: A Radical New Way to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions Using Paleo Principles (paperback), and the cookbook The Wahls Protocol Cooking for Life: The Revolutionary Modern Paleo Plan to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions            

You can learn more about her work from her website, www.terrywahls.com. She conducts clinical trials that test the effect of nutrition and lifestyle interventions to treat MS and other progressive health problems. She also teaches the public and medical community about the healing power of the Paleo diet and therapeutic lifestyle changes that restore health and vitality to our citizens. She hosts a Wahls Protocol Seminar every August where anyone can learn how to implement the Protocol with ease and success. Follow her on Facebook (Terry Wahls MD) and on Twitter at @TerryWahls.    Learn more about her MS clinical trials by reaching out to her team MSDietStudy@healthcare.uiowa.edu.

Clinical trials in which her team is participating

The links to our Nations MS Society funded research

http://www.nationalmssociety.org/About-the-Society/News/National-MS-Society-and-University-of-Iowa-Launch

Two studies in Bastyr University that are asking patients with MS or Parkinson’s disease about whether they are following the Wahls diet.

These studies are based upon surveys that are completed every 6 months and do not require visits to the study site. Multiple sclerosis

http://bastyr.edu/research/studies/complementary-alternative-medicine-care-multiple-sclerosis-cam-care-ms

Parkinson’s study
http://bastyr.edu/research/studies/complementary-alternative-medicine-care-parkinsons-disease-cam-care-pd

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Multiple Myeloma Survivor Treated by Dr Stanislaw Burzynski

Sunday, January 28th, 2018

My guest, David Emerson says “I was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in February of 1994 at the age of 34. I underwent induction therapy of 5 rounds of VAD, 2 rounds of cytoxan and an autologus bone marrow transplant, all in 1995. I relapsed in 10/96, underwent local palliative local radiation, relapsed again in 9/97 and was told “nothing more can be done for you. ”

”I underwent a “quack” cancer therapy called antineoplaston therapy (ANP) from 11/97-4/99. I reached complete remission where I have remained since.  I have remained in complete remission from my multiple myeloma by living an evidence-based, non-toxic, anti-myeloma lifestyle through nutrition, supplementation, bone health, mind-body, detox. and more. I consider my anti-myeloma regimen to be a metronomic, low-dose, maintenance myeloma therapy. But non-toxic.

I am also a multiple myeloma cancer coach. Click my website to join a free webinar about the Multiple Myeloma Cancer Coaching Program that I researched and developed based on my 22 plus years living with multiple myeloma I would not be alive today if it weren’t for the Internet and The Burzynski Research Institute. I created the Galen Foundation as a 501(c)(3) non-profit and launched www.PeopleBeatingCancer.org with the mission to empower cancer survivors and caregivers through information, education and support.

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Alzheimers-Here today. Gone tomorrow. Good News.

Sunday, November 19th, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Dale Bredesen is internationally recognized as an expert in the mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease. He graduated from Caltech, then earned his MD from Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC. He served as Chief Resident in Neurology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) before joining Nobel laureate Stanley Prusiner’s laboratory at UCSF as an NIH Postdoctoral Fellow. He held faculty positions at UCSF, UCLA and the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Bredesen directed the Program on Aging at the Burnham Institute before coming to the Buck Institute in 1998 as its founding President and CEO.  Dr Bredesen has mentored many, many physicians and PhD learners in his lab, presented over 300 papers, written over 200 peer reviewed papers written numerous book chapters and abstracts,, written several books including his recent the End of Alzheimer’s: The first program to prevent and reverse cognitive decline, received numerous patents and honors. In addition, recently he has been interviewed on many television  and radio shows including Dr Oz. You can see his curriculum vitae at: https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/1a2e49_f0a51bffa9a341dca2ab7af9b6fd0c3d.pdf

The uniform failure of recent drug trials in Alzheimer’s disease has highlighted the critical need for a more accurate understanding of the fundamental nature of Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Bredesen’s research has led to new insight that explains the erosion of memory seen in Alzheimer’s disease, and has opened the door to a new therapeutic approach. He has found evidence that Alzheimer’s disease stems from an imbalance in nerve cell signaling: in the normal brain, specific signals foster nerve connections and memory making, while balancing signals support memory breaking, allowing irrelevant information to be forgotten. But in Alzheimer’s disease, the balance of these opposing signals is disturbed, nerve connections are suppressed, and memories are lost. This model is contrary to popular dogma that Alzheimer’s is a disease of toxicity, caused by the accumulation of sticky plaques in the brain. Bredesen believes the amyloid beta peptide, the source of the plaques, has a normal function in the brain — promoting signals that allow some of the nerve connections to lapse. Thus the increase in the peptide that occurs in Alzheimer’s disease shifts the memory-making vs. memory-breaking balance in favor of memory loss. This work has led to the identification of several new therapeutic candidates that are currently in pre-clinical trials.

Dr. Bredesen’s novel insights into the fundamental nature of Alzheimer’s disease recently attracted an investment of $3.5 million toward a $10 million goal for initial clinical trials of these new therapeutics. This generous support came from the private venture capitalist Douglas Rosenberg, who is helping to fund the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Network, centered at the Buck Institute. The unit is screening drug candidates to find those that can preserve a healthy balance in the signaling pathways that support memory. Dr. Bredesen’s work on nerve cell signaling is also the focus of a collaboration between the Buck Institute and BioMarin Pharmaceuticals, Inc., which is seeking treatments for a rare form of Alzheimer’s disease, early onset Familial Alzheimer’s Disease (eFAD), which may develop in people as young as 30 years of age.

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Nutritional absorption is enhanced by a spoonful of oil on vegetables.

Friday, November 10th, 2017

A new study published in  the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition concluded that adding a spoonful of oil or fat to vegetables increases their ability to be absorbed.  Specifically adding soybean oil promoters the absorption  of eight different nutrients that promote health. Conversely, eating the same vegetables without the oil increases the likelihood that they will not be absorbed. Salad vegetables included  four carotenoids–alpha and beta carotene, luetin and lycopene—two forms of vitamin E and K,  The oil also promotes the absorption of vitamin A-the 8th nutrient studied. Better absorption is important to promote health including preventing cancer, and eyesight preservation. Researchers also found that the more oil the better the absorption,. The researcher warned that oils should still be limited to the 2 tablespoon daily recommendation

The study included 12 college-age women who consumed salads with varying amounts of soy bean oil. Maximum absorption occurred at a little more than 2 tablespoons ( at  32 grams of fat) but there was some variation among women. The researchers recommended salad oil on salads.

Twelve Year Stage 3 Breast Cancer Survivor, Susan Gonzalez.

Sunday, August 13th, 2017

Susan Gonzalez is a nurse, Certified Professional Cancer Coach, certified in plant-based nutrition, and a 12 year stage III lobular breast cancer survivor. She is an advocate for health and wellness with a focus on cancer prevention and the use of holistic healing for cancer survival.  Her popular book, “100 Perks of Having Cancer plus 100 Health Tips for Surviving It”, and her award winning blog, “The Savvy Sister: simple changes for healthy living”, provides valuable tools for those wishing to live a happy and healthy life after cancer.

As a warrior for cancer survivors, she hosts her own website, CancerSurvivorsForLife.com, where survivors can find information on healing the body, mind and spirit to reduce their risk of cancer recurrence.  Susan is also the creator of MOON Organics: a natural skin care company created for those who want to avoid cancer-causing chemicals. You can see all her products at MOON-Organics.com.

Susan lives in Atlanta with her husband and two daughters. I previously interviewed my colleague, Susan,  5 years ago.

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Dr Sandra Goodman/Positive Health/Nutrition & Cancer

Sunday, June 18th, 2017

Sandra Goodman PhD, Co-founder and Editor of Positive Health PH Online, trained as a Molecular Biology scientist in Agricultural Biotechnology in Canada and the USA. Sandra was born and grew up in Montreal, Canada, a highly cosmopolitan city in Quebec, subject to the political tensions of the Canadian French and English divide. In addition to focusing upon her academic studies in the arts and sciences, Sandra was also a talented pianist and athlete, particularly in gymnastics. Having qualified as a Red Cross swimming instructor and Royal Lifesaving Society lifeguard, she greatly enjoyed teaching young adults and children to swim and overcome their fear of the water.

Sandra graduated with her PhD in Molecular Biology from McGill University with her Thesis: Expression of host genes in soybean root nodules, research attempting to identify nitrogen fixation genes in a legume, with an ultimate goal of being able to transfer such genes to non-legumes and reduce the requirement for fertilizer. Dr Goodman worked for a Multi-National Corporation in the USA as a Biotechnology Scientist until the mid-1980s, eventually traveling and settling in the UK focusing upon health issues. Author of 4 books regarding the role of Nutrition in empowering optimum health, including Nutrition and Cancer: State-of-the-Art, Vitamin C – The Master Nutrient, Germanium: The Health and Life Enhancer and numerous articles, Dr Goodman was the lead author of the Consensus Document: Nutritional and LifeStyle Guidelines for People with Cancer and compiled the Cancer and Nutrition Database for the Bristol Cancer Help Centre in 1993.

The catastrophic but flawed research paper in The Lancet in the early 1990s alleging that women with breast cancer attending the Bristol Cancer Help Centre (BCHC) were more likely to die than those undergoing conventional treatment almost led to the closure of BCHC. Having authored a scholarly article Nutritional and Lifestyle Guidelines for People with Cancer, Dr Goodman was then commissioned in the early 1990s to set up a Cancer and Nutrition database which would identify the published research papers in this field.

During the compilation of this database, drawn from some 5000 peer-reviewed research papers, it was suggested by Sandra’s long-term partner Mike Howell that there was a lack of communication of this type of research both to health professionals and the serious general reader of health information. Thus was born Positive Health magazine PH Online, which has now published over 237 issues (the print magazine ceased after Issue 150); the entire archive is exclusively online at www.positivehealth.com

Dr Goodman has worked for the past 22+ years as a co-founder and Editor of Positive Health PH Online in attempting to show that there is no divide between different types of healthcare, just different approaches, i.e. Integrated Medicine. She is passionate about making available to all people, particularly those with cancer,  research information and clinical expertise in the areas of Nutrition and Complementary Therapies. She has been a member of the Therapy Advisory Panel of the Penny Brohn Cancer Care, Scientific Expert Committee member of the Alliance for Natural Health and a Patron of the Avalon Complementary Medicine Trust in Wells, Somerset. Her recent (Oct 2014) Research Proposal: Cancer Patients’ Outcomes: Comparing Integrated Alternative Therapies and Chemotherapy / Radiotherapy Treatment reviews the scientific literature regarding chemotherapy toxicity.

Dr Goodman and her long-term partner Mike Howell seek individuals with the resources, structural organization and interest to continue and expand the legacy of Positive Health PH Online forward into the 21st century, adding facilities to conduct online seminars, fundraising for alternative cancer research, as well as to promote leading holistic organizations and businesses internationally. Follow her Blog and purchase Nutrition and Cancer: State-of-the-Art. Dr S Goodman may be contacted privately for Research, Lectures and Editorial services via:  sandra@positivehealth.com   www.positivehealth.com   sandra@drsgoodman.com  www.drsgoodman.com

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Does Meal Timing Effect Weight Gain/Fat Metabolism?

Friday, June 9th, 2017

New research presented June 4 at the 31st  annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies LLC (APSS) concluded eating late at night (Prolonged delayed eating) -can increase weight, insulin and cholesterol levels, and negatively affect fat mertabolism, and hormonal markers implicated in heart disease, diabetes, and other health problems.”

In the study, nine healthy weight adults  were subjected to two conditions. In the first called daytime eating , they ate 3 meals and two snacks between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. for eight weeks. This was followed by delayed eating of three meals a day and two snacks eaten between noon and 11 p.m., for eight weeks. There was a 2 week rest period between the two experimental periods, Metabolic measures were given and blood was drawn at the beginning, after the first eating program, after the two week rest period, and after the second eating period. These allowed researchers to measure weight change, metabolic and energy use and make sure the two week rest allowed all measures to return to baseline before the next program.

Results showed that when subjects ate later, compared to the daytime program, weight increase. In addition, the respiratory quotient (ratio of carbon dioxide produced by the body to oxygen consumed that indicated which micro nutrients are being metabolized) also rose during delayed eating. This showed that later eating led to metabolizing fewer lipids and more carbs. Other measures reflecting negative metabolic profiles increase in the delayed group  included insulin, fasting  glucose, cholesterol, and triglyceride levels. Hormone profiles also showed that eating during the daytime the hormone ghrelin, that stimulates appetite, peaked earlier in the daytime, and leptin, that keeps you satiated peaked later suggesting  subjects receive4d cues to eat early and that eating earlier likely helped them to stay satiated longer. Researchers said “Whille lifestyle change is never easy, these findings suggest that eating earlier in the day may be worth the effort to help prevent these detrimental chronic health effects.”