Posts Tagged ‘fish oil’

Plant Based Diet Advocated by Top Cardiologist Dr Caldwell Esselstyn.

Sunday, October 22nd, 2017


Plant Based Diet Advocates Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., the next guest on the Holistic Health Show, who received his B.A. from Yale University and his M.D. from Western Reserve University. In 1956, pulling the No. 6 oar as a member of the victorious United States rowing team, he was awarded a gold medal at the Olympic Games. He was trained as a surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic and at St. George’s Hospital in London. In 1968, as an Army surgeon in Vietnam, he was awarded the Bronze Star.

Dr. Esselstyn has been associated with the Cleveland Clinic since 1968. During that time, he has served as President of the Staff and as a member of the Board of Governors. He chaired the Clinic’s Breast Cancer Task Force and headed its Section of Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology.

In 1991, Dr. Esselstyn served as President of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons, That same year he organized the first National Conference on the Elimination of Coronary Artery Disease, which was held in Tucson, Arizona. In 1997, he chaired a follow-up conference, the Summit on Cholesterol and Coronary Disease, which brought together more than 500 physicians and health-care workers in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. In April, 2005, Dr. Esselstyn became the first recipient of the Benjamin Spock Award for Compassion in Medicine. He received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Cleveland Clinic Alumni Association in 2009. In September 2010, he received the Greater Cleveland Sports Hall of Fame Award. Dr. Esselstyn received the 2013 Deerfield Academy Alumni Association Heritage Award In Recognition of Outstanding Achievement & Service, and the 2013 Yale University George H.W. Bush ’48 Lifetime of Leadership Award.  Dr. Esselstyn has also received the 2015 Plantrician Project Luminary Award, the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award, and the American College of Lifestyle Medicine 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award.

His scientific publications number over 150, “The Best Doctors in America” 1994-1995 published by Woodward and White cites Dr. Esselstyn’s surgical expertise in the categories of endocrine and breast disease. In 1995 he published his bench mark long-term nutritional research arresting and reversing coronary artery disease in severely ill patients. That same study was updated at 12 years and reviewed beyond twenty years in his book, Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease, making it one of the longest longitudinal studies of its type. In July of 2014 he reported the experience of 198 participants seriously ill with cardiovascular disease. During 3.7 years of follow up of the 89% adherent to the program, 99.4% avoided further major cardiac events.

Dr. Esselstyn and his wife, Ann Crile Esselstyn, have followed a plant-based diet since 1984. Dr. Esselstyn presently directs the cardiovascular prevention and reversal program at The Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute.

The Esselstyn’s have four children and ten grandchildren.

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Interview with Dr Edward Kondrot on Eye Health now Available

Sunday, November 10th, 2013

DR Kondrot

Dr Edward Kondrot is founder of Healing The Eye and Wellness Center and also author of three beast selling books. More information was presented earlier on this site and can be found at:




Interview with Bill Henderson (cancer coach) and Lea Ann Biafora (nurse cancer advocate) now Available for Listening.

Sunday, May 12th, 2013

Bill_Photo_Compressedlea_ann_-_bio_picGuest on the Holistic Health Show on Saturday were Bill Henderson and Lea Ann Biafora. Bill is a best selling author of three books on natural healing of cancer and has coached over 3500 cancer patients. More information was presented earlier on this site and can be found at:

Lea Ann Biafora is a registered nurse with over 2 decades in the health care industry and has established Beacon Oncology Nurse Advocates. More information was presented earlier and can be found at:

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Can Fish Oil Boost the Immune System?

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013



Many of us know the value of the immune system in disease prevention and cure but can fish oil boost the immune system?  Research published in as recent issue of the Journal of Leukocyte Biology concluded that “Fish oil may have immune enhancing properties that could benefit immunocompromised individuals.”  Fish oils rich in DHA and EPA have been thought to help prevent disease by reducing the inflammation, but until now scientists were not sure of its immune enhancing effects. This study helped to clarify this by showing that DHA-rich fish oil enhances B cell activity. a white cell, challenging the notion that fish oil is only immunosuppressive.

In the study there were two groups of mice. One group were fed a control diet and the other was fed a diet supplemented  with DHA-rich fish oil for five weeks. B cells were harvested from several tissues and then stimulated in cultures. Researchers then looked for B cell activation on the cell surface, B cell membrane changes, and B cell cytokine  Findings showed that DHA enriched fish oil enhanced B cell activation and select antibody production that may aid immune responses associated with pathogen clearance, while possibly dampening the totality of the inflammatory response., Researchers concluded “This work confirms similar findings on fish oil and the B cell from our lab, and moves us one step closer to understanding the immune enhancing properties of EPA and DHA.”

Interview with Professor Brian Peskin on Fish Oil and PEO’s now Available for Listening.

Sunday, February 17th, 2013

BpeskinMy guest on Saturday was Professor Brian Peskin who is Founder of Lifestyle Engineering Science and author of 8 books including the Hidden Story of Cancer. More information was presented earlier on this site and can be found at: Http:// 


Interviews with Dr Jacob Teitelbaum (Fibromalgia, CFS, Alzheimers) and Kristin Mallon (Midwifery) Now Available for Listening.

Sunday, September 30th, 2012

Guests on the show yesterday were Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum (left) and Kristin mallon (right).

Dr Teitelbaum is one of the leading authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome and has written best selling books, appeared on major radio and television programs and spoken internationally. More information is available at:

Kristin Mallon is a certified nurse midwife with a masters in nursing and is in private practice in northern new Jersey and is a published author and breastfeeding counselor. More information is available at:

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Can Fish Oil Cure Leukemia?

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

Research published in Blood concluded that a compound found in fish oil kills cancer causing stem cells in the spleen and bone marrow of mice by activating a gene-p53-in leukemia stem cells that program the cell’s own death. “p53 is a tumor suppressor gene that regulates the responses to DNA damage and maintains genomic stability” according to the researcher. Killing the stem cells is important because they can divide and and produce more cancer cells.
The compound from fish oil that seems to target leukemia stem cells is delta-12-protagiandin J3, or D12-PGJ3. It killed the stem cells of chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) in mice.
Current treatment for leukemia is unable to kill the leukemia stem cells and the patient must continue to take medications or the disease will relapse because stem cells are resistant to the drugs. Thus, this is an important discovery.
During the study, researchers injected each mouse with about 600 nanograms of D12-PGJ3 daily for a week. Results showed that the mice were completely cured, the blood count was normal, and the spleen returned to a normal size. There was no relapse of the disease.
The researchers are currently studying whether or not the compound can be used to treat terminal stages of CML because currently there are no drugs available that can treat this stage of the disease.

Human Prostate Cancer Cells Slowed by Low Fat Diet with Fish Oil

Friday, November 4th, 2011


A new study reported in Cancer Prevention Research concluded that men who ate a low-fat diet with fish oil supplements from 4 to 6 weeks before having their prostate removed had slower cancer-cell growth in their prostate tissue than men who ate the typical high-fat Western diet. The cell membrane of both healthy and cancer cells in men on the low-fat diet with fish oil supplements also showed changes in that there were higher levels of omega-3-fatty acids from fish oil and lower levels omega-6-fatty acids from corn oil. Researchers also found that blood from patients using the low-fat supplemented by fish oil diet slowed the growth of prostate cancer cells in a test tube whereas blood from those on the typical diet did not. The researcher said “The findings that the low-fat, fish oil diet reduced the number of rapidly growing cells in the prostate cancer tissue is important because the rate at which the cells are dividing can be predictive of future cancer progression. The lower the rate of proliferation, the lesser the chances that the cancer will spread outside the prostate, where it is much harder to treat.”

The study included 48 men followed over 6 weeks. Men in the low-fat fish oil supplemented diet group were provided food to assure that they followed a low-fat diet supplemented with fish oil The diet provided 15 percent of the calories from fat and was supplemented with 5 grams of fish oil daily. The typical diet provides 40 percent of the calories from fat and usually has high levels of omega-6 fatty acids from corn oil and low levels of fish oil that provides omega-3 fatty acids and that have been found to reduce the incidence of heart disease and to fight inflammation that has been associated with certain types of cancer.

The researchers warn against generalizing from this study because of the small numbers and short period of study. Another study in planned that will include 100 men with prostate cancer who have elected to wait and see without any treatment but will receive biopsies and check-ups. The study will randomly divide men into two groups-the low fat fish oil supplemental diet and the typical western diet and follow them for 1 year to evaluate the effect of diet on prostate cancer cell proliferation.

Dr Michael T. Smith (conclusion) and Ron Brown Discuss Natural Solutions for Diabetes

Sunday, September 18th, 2011

Yesterday on the Holistic Health Show Dr Carl O Helvie, Host, Holistic Health Show interviewed Dr Michael T Smith (above left) and Ron Brown.

Dr Smith is a naturopathic physician who specializes in homeopathy and nutrition for conditions including diabetes. He practices at the Carolinas Natural Health Center in Matthews, North Carolina. More information was presented earlier on this site or can be found at: www.CarolinasNaturalHealth.Com

Ron Brown is a retired hotel night auditor who cared for his wife when she was diagnosed with diabetes. More information was presented earlier on this site and can be found at:

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Natural Solutions to Diabetes Interviews Now Online

Sunday, September 4th, 2011

Yesterday, Dr Carl O Helvie, Host, Holistic Health Show interviewed Dr Michael Murray and Dr Michael T. Smith for the opening of the Series on Diabetes.

Dr Michael Murray is author of over 30 books including How to Prevent and Treat Diabetes with Natural Medicine. and has appeared on hundreds of radio and T.V., shows. He is chairman of Dr Murray Natural living and is one of the world’s leading authorities on natural medicine. more information was presented earlier on this site or can be found at:

Dr Michael T. Smith is a naturopathic physician who specializes in classical homeopathy and nutrition and is part of the North Carolina Association of Naturopathic Physicians. He practices at the Carolina’s Natural Health Center in Matthews, North Carolina. More information was presented earlier on this site or can be found at:

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