Posts Tagged ‘melatonin’

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

Sunday, 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, 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:  

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:

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Cherie Colborn /Cheryl Broyles Interviews.

Sunday, February 26th, 2017

 Cherie Colborn (Juice Lady) and Cheryl Boyles (Cancer Survivor used Cannabis) next guests. NOTE THE OFFER FOR A SCHOLARSHIP TO THE FREE WEEK LONG RETREAT BELOW.


Cherie Calbom MSN holds a Master of Science degree in whole foods nutrition from Bastyr University. Known as “The Juice Lady” for her work with juicing and health, she is the author of 32 books including her latest The Juice Lady’s Guide to Fasting and Sugar Knockout. She and her husband offer juice cleanse retreats throughout the year, 30-Day Detox online and Garden’s Best Juice Powder. She received a grant to study “Nutrition: The Missing Piece of the Cancer Treatment Puzzle.” She has lectured worldwide on juicing, detoxing and fasting including consulting for the Royal Family of the UAE. She appears in the 9-Episode DVD series The Truth About Cancer. Winner of the TTAC Lifetime Achievement Award for her work with juicing and detoxification, her blogs and books on juicing, cleansing and health have helped thousands of people live healthier lives. You can connect with her on Facebook and Twitter and sign up for her free newsletter at
N.B.  FREE OFFER  FOR CANCER AND/OR RADIO LISTENER: Cherie offered the following scholarship and a partial scholarship for another listener for her next retreat. She said:

I’m so very impressed with your story. I applaud you and your life of service.
What I can do for your followers is to offer a scholarship to someone who really needs to cleanse their body at our juice & raw foods retreat. Many people have been healed when they have attended. We’ve had some people with cancer who have gone home with tumors that had shrunk in the week with us. I also have a  partial scholarship as well where they pay just $600. This will be my gift to your followers. To apply, they simply send me an email letter as to why they want to attend. They also must send their latest tax return as proof of financial need. Send these to:  Cherie Calbom <> The deadline is March 15, 2017.
Details about the retreat can be found at:   You will note it is from April 30 to May 5 in Spokane, Washington. You will be responsible for transportation to and from the retreat and will have meals and room while there. There is one free scholarship and one half price scholarship for $600.00.  We will announce the winners after selection. Good luck.
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Cheryl showing her sutures from 2009 operation.

Cheryl Boyles  tells us her story below. In June 2000 I was 33 years old, working as a wildlife biologist in Oregon, married to a wonderful husband for 10 years, and the mother of two amazing sons that were 1 and 3 years old.  I was loving life; then overnight my life changed.  I began having headaches that felt like my skull was going to explode.  An MRI showed my brain was hemorrhaging.  I went into surgery and an acorn sized grade 4 Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) brain tumor was removed.  I was told I had less than a year to live.I quit my job, and focused on being a mother and fighting brain cancer.  I went through radiation, but chose not to take chemotherapy.  The chemo would only add 3 months to my life, but quality of life would be miserable.

I decided to take more of a natural “alternative” approach, trying to boost my own immune system.  My good cells outnumbered my bad cancer cells! I started eating organic, following a low carbohydrate diet, exercising, simplifying life and nursing a positive attitude, taking acupuncture, many supplements, cannabis, some “off label” prescriptions (like Metformin), and most of all leaning on God for strength which feeds me with hope.

Over the 16 years fighting the terminal brain cancer, I’ve unfortunately was hit with six recurrences. The fact that I have survived is unbelievable.  My doctors even say so.  Most people with the GBM die with their first recurrence, which usually happens within the first few years.  To fight my recurrences, I mostly focused on my alternative actions, but also continued with some of the standard treatments.  I’ve been through six brain craniotomies, 6 week of conformation radiation, over 3 ½ years on the milder chemo called Temodar, and also what is called Gamma Knife radiation.

Taking this approach of combining many alternative and standard treatments, trying to hit the cancer from many angels, has become known at a “cocktail” approach.  It seems to be working for me, not that I’m cured, but I’m still alive and loving life.  Over the sixteen years I’ve had over 100 MRIs, and it’s great to say that my last MRI was clear, no seen GBM.I have become known in the “brain tumor world” as a long term survivor.  Patients and caregivers from around the USA and around the world contact me wanting to know “How do you do it?”  So I’ve put together a web page, wrote a book called Life’s Mountains, and made some videos hoping to reach out and encourage others.

Now my husband and I have been married 26 years, growing stronger together.  My two boys are now 17 and 20 years old, both wanting to become wildlife biologists like mom and dad.   And over the years I’ve been blessed with many things.  Seeing life anew, learning to be content regardless of circumstances, enduring through the challenges, and living life in the moment.

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Can Melatonin Influence Tumor Growth in Some Breast Cancers?

Friday, February 7th, 2014

logo1267406_mdA new study published online in the journal PLoS One concluded that preliminary results show that melatonin, a hormone that regulates our sleep and awake cycles, may have the potential to inhibit the growth and cell production nd block the formation of new blood vessels in
ER-negative breast cancer models. Researchers said “These early stage research results with the melatonin drug in a triple-negative breast cancer animal model achieved in our lab has not been seen anywhere else.”

To determine the effectiveness of of melatonin on tumor growth, researchers evaluated the action of melatonin on angiogenesis (f0rmation of new blood vessels)  in ER-negative breast cancer in vitro and in vitro using cells and mouse models respectively, Mice were randomly assigned to the study or control group and the  study group received treatment of melatonin one hour before lights were turned out  for 21 days. The time coincided with the time that cells are most sensitive to the hormone. . At the end of the 21 nights researchers used single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) to determine whetehr the melatonin therapy effectively decreased the size of the implanted human triple negative breast cancer in the mouse model and if there was any change in the formation of new blood vessels. In addition, tumor volume was measured weekly and and tumor tissue was analyzed at the end of treatment.

None of the treated mice showed any loss of weight and lethargy during the treatment and most showed excessive movement with no aggressive or irritable behavior. After 21 days the treated mice showed significantly smaller tumors but the mean tumor volume increased significantly in the control group.These results were replicated in the cell model. The results indicate that melatonin may have the potential as a therapeutic agent for breast cancer. However, the researchers caution that the research is in a very early stage and results are not yet ready to be translated for patient use.




Dr Francisco Contreras and Dr Arlene Donar as Guests on the Holistic Health Show.

Sunday, March 3rd, 2013

Sunday, April 4th, 2010


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Yesterday I had a repeat of the show from April 4, 2010 because my computer and equipment are still being repaired.  The show with Dr Eslinger that was previously planned will be on the show next time.  The repeated show includes interviews with  Dr Francisco Contreras and Dr Arlene Donar. Dr Contreras is the Medical Director, President, and CEO of the Oasis of Hope Hospital where they have treated over 100,000 cancer patients using a natural holistic approach. More information is available on an earlier post on this site and at:

Dr Arlene Donar, a Naturopathic Physician, is in private practice working with clients with chronic conditions and lecturing locally in the New York and Connecticut areas on prevention and treatment of diseases using biological medicine and clinical nutrition. More information is available on an earlier blog here and at

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Light at Night May Increase Risk of Cancer

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010


A new study published in the journal Sleep Science reached similar conclusions to previous studies that there is a link between light at night (LAN) and cancer. Previous studies by the researchers at the Center for Interdisciplinary Chronobiological Research at the University of Haifa showed that people who lived in areas with more night time illumination were more at risk for prostate cancer in men and breast cancer in women. In this follow up study they hypothesised that LAN harms the production of melatonin, a hormone released from the pineal gland during the dark and linked to the body’s cyclical night-day activities and seasonality and when this hormone is suppressed there is a rise in cancer cases.

To establish or refute this hypothesis the researchers studies 4 groups of lab mice that were injected with cancerous cells and subjected to one of the following: 1) long days of 16 hours of light and 6 hours of darkness; 2) same long days but were treated with melatonin; 3) short days of 8 hours light and 16 hours of darkness; and 4) short day but during the dark hours was exposed to a half hour interval of light.

Results showed those exposed to short days had the smallest cancerous growths (average 0.85 cubic centimeters) while those exposed to the interval LAN during dark hours had larger growths (average 1.84 cubic centimeter) and those exposed to long days had even larger growths (average of 5.92 cubic centimeters). Results also showed that suppression of melatonin had an effect on tumor development. Tumors in the mice exposed to long days but treated with melatonin were smaller (average 0.62 cubic centimeter) which was similar to the size of the tumors in those exposed to short days. The death rate of mice treated with melatonin was also lower than those who did not receive it. Thus, they concluded that their results show a link between LAN and cancer and the suppression of melatonin and cancer growth.

Dr Francisco Contreras and Dr Arlene Donar discuss Natural Holistic Treatments for Cancer on the Holistic Health Show

Sunday, April 4th, 2010


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Yesterday Dr Carl O. Helvie, Host of the Holistic Health Show, interviewed Dr Francisco Contreras and Dr Arlene Donar. Dr Contreras is the Medical Director, President, and CEO of the Oasis of Hope Hospital where they have treated over 100,000 cancer patients using a natural holistic approach. More information is available on an earlier post on this site and at:

Dr Arlene Donar, a Naturopathic Physician, is in private practice working with clients with chronic conditions and lecturing locally in the New York and Connecticut areas on prevention and treatment of diseases using biological medicine and clinical nutrition. More information is available on an earlier blog here and at

The interview follows. I hope it will be informative for you.

Melatonin-a potential Anti Cancer Hormone

Friday, September 18th, 2009


On Saturday, Dr Arlene Donar talked about melatonin as an anti-cancer hormone. Several studies suggest a connection between melatonin and cancer. Researchers at Harvard evaluated almost 150 women with invasive breast cancer and just over 290 without cancer as part of the Nurse Health Study. They measured the melatonin urine levels from morning samples and found that the women with the highest melatonin levels had the lowest risk of cancer.
In another study researchers used melatonin supplements with rats having advanced and untreated breast cancer . Given daily this significantly increased survival in the rats. They concluded that the results suggest that melatonin is beneficial in the survival with advanced breast cancer.
In a third study Mills et al at the McMasters University in Hamilton, Canada did a systematic review of randomized control trials and meta-analysis of melatonin in the treatment of cancer. They included 10 randomized controlled studies published between 1992 and 2003 that included 643 patients. and found that melatonin reduced the risk of death at 1 year and further, the effects were consistent across melatonin dose and type of cancer. No severe side effects were reported. They concluded that the substantial reduction in risk of death, low adverse events reported, and low cost related to this treatment suggests great potential for melatonin in the treatment of cancer.
These are a few of the studies published to date. Most researchers recognize the importance of further studies.

Dr Francisco Contreras, Medical Director of Oasis of Hope, and Dr Arlene Donar, New York City Naturopathic Physician interviewed on Holistic Health Show

Sunday, September 13th, 2009


On Saturday, Dr Carl O Helvie interviewed Dr Francisco Contreras and Dr Arlene Donar on the Holistic Health Show on BBS Radio.
Dr Contreras, M.D. is Director, President and Chairman of the Oasis of Hope and oversees cancer treatment for 400 patients annually. Since the hospital opened over 100,000 patients have been treated. He discusses the holistic complementary treatments offered and the demonstrated higher success rates in his hospital over those experienced in other hospitals. He is the author of 12 books and a free copy of his latest is available by going to his website. More information is available at:

Dr Arlene Donar is a Naturopathic Physician practicing on 5th Avenue in New York City. Her interesting background was highlighted earlier on this site and can be reviewed at: Dr Donar discusses herbs and supplements that can be used to reduce the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation, and also to prevent and increase the probability of recovery from cancer.

The interview with these interesting physicians is posted below. I hope you will enjoy it.

Dr Bernie Siegel and Dr Lise Alschuler Interviewed by Dr Carl O Helvie on the Holistic Health Show Cancer Series

Sunday, July 5th, 2009

My guests on the Holistic Health Show last night were Dr Bernie Siegel and Dr Lise Alschuler. Both are national leaders in holistic health and cancer treatment and prevention. More information is available on their backgrounds at: and
Listen to the informative discussion of the show in the link below. If interested in a download link or all future shows, sign up for free emailing of these on another page of this website.