Posts Tagged ‘prevention’

Dr Carl O Helvie interviewed on CBS Evening News on Television

Sunday, November 18th, 2018

On May 23 of this year I was interviewed by Allison Mechanics on CBS Channel 3 local news about my latest book Reducing Your Cancer Risk: A holistic approach. . The cameras rolled for 1 1/2 hours and the actual footage televised was about 6 minutes. A link to the show follows.    : http://wtkr.com/2018/05/23/hampton-cancer-survivor-writes-book/

Voice of the People Interview of Dr Carl O Helvie on Cancer Prevention and Cancer in General.

Thursday, November 15th, 2018

 

A few months ago I was interviewed on Voice of the People with host, James  Lowe in Kansas. We discussed my latest book, Reducing Your Cancer Risk, and other aspects of cancer. The interview is 19 minutes long. Enjoy it below.

 

Radio Interview on Chicago Media 3

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

Yesterday I was interviewed on Chicago Medic 3 by William Maxwell (8 minutes) about my cancer journey and most recent book Reducing Your Cancer Risk. Enjoy the interview below.

http://www.chicago3media.com/carl-o-helvie-author-reducing-your-cancer-risk-holistic-approach

Colorectal Cancer Risk Increased with Nitrates in the Water.

Friday, March 2nd, 2018

A new study carried out in Denmark and published in the International Journal of Cancer  concluded that there is an increase risk of colorectal cancer in connection with nitrates in drinking water. The dangerous rates are also at concentrations far below the current drinking water standards and are mainly seen in private water supplies. It is often from fertilizer used in agricultural production.

Researchers calculated how much nitrates the subjects were exposed to where they lived and compared this to information about cancer diagnosis. A total of 2.7 million people were followed between 1978 and 2011. Nitrate was measured in more than 200,000 drinking water samples, making the study the largest and most detail in the area.

Yearly about 5,000 Danes contract colorectal cancer. In this study people who were exposed to the highest concentrations of nitrates in drinking water (about 9.3 mg per liter of water) had a 15% greater risk of getting colorectal cancer when compared to those who had the least exposure(less than 1.3 mg per liter of water). The current standard for nitrates in Denmark is 50 mg per liter of water but in the study the colorectal cancer rates were already seen in those drinking 4 mg per liter of water. The standard set complies with that set by the WHO. Changes in these standards should be made.

Diagnosing Cancer up to 10 Years before Symptoms/Traditional Results.

Sunday, December 3rd, 2017

Diagnosing Cancer Early. a goal of Emil K. Schandl,  M.S., Ph.D., M.D.(MA), FACB, (Fellow, National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry),  SC(ASCP), (Specialist in Clinical Chemistry, American Society of Clinical Pathologists), CC(NRCC), (Clinical Chemist, National Registry in Clinical Chemistry), LNC, (Licensed Nutritional Consultant, State of Florida), CLD, (Clinical Laboratory Director, FL, NY, CA, all 50 states.) Dept. of Health and Human Services, past member of Sigma Xi Scientific Society of America,  Board Member of the Florida Section of American Association for Clinical Chemistry. He has been awarded the M.D. degree by the Faculty of Medical Studies, Medical Alternative Institute at the Open International University for Complementary Medicine, established by WHO. Dr. Schandl is a past recipient of a research grant from the American Cancer Society and the National Research Council of Canada for researching early events in DNA replication in cancer cells. He is a 5th degree USA GoJu karate Black Belt, and a multiple State of Florida senior swimming and karate champion.

Dr. Schandl graduated with the B.A. degree in Analytical Biology at the University of California in Santa Barbara, CA.  He earned the M.S. degree in the field of biochemistry and enzymology at California Sate University in San Diego, CA.  Later, he received his Ph. D. in Molecular Genetics, at the Institute of Molecular Biophysics, housing Nobel Laureates, at Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL.Currently he is the Laboratory Director for American Metabolic Laboratories, in Hollywood, FL and Metabolic Research, 501(c) (3) organization, and President of International Health Consultants.He is the designer of the Cancer Profile™© and Longevity Profile®©.

Dr. Schandl is a frequent speaker at the Cancer Control Society in California, where he received the Humanitarian Award, “Medical Pioneer in Alternative Laboratory Testing”, and also for the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine.  He was inducted as an Ambassador to the Martial Arts, “Humanitarian Of The Year” by Action Martial Arts Magazine & Hall of Honor.  He is also a presenter for cancer groups nationwide.  His main passion is early cancer detection and metabolic therapy.  Dr. Schandl is internationally known, respected, and highly sought after for his expertise in cancer and its prevention, interpreting clinical laboratory results, metabolic disorders, clinical chemistry, biochemistry, and his metabolic nutritional knowledge. Dr. Schandl published numerous peer reviewed and other articles in the fields of cancer, multiple sclerosis, hyperactivity in children, fluoridation of water, enzymology, and DNA replication. He has been interviewed on numerous radio shows, television shows, in newspapers and magazines on a multitude of health topics. More information available at: https://www.americanmetaboliclaboratories.net/dr.-schandl.html

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Dementia: Are Some Cases Preventable.

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Recent research published in Lancet and reported by the first Lancet Commission on Dementia Prevention and Care stated that managing lifestyle factors such as hearing loss, smoking, hypertension, and depression could prevent one-third of the world’s dementia cases. They also said nonpharmacological interventions such as social contact and exercise for people with dementia are beneficial. Researchers said “There’s been a great deal of focus on developing medicines to prevent dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease.” ” But we can’t lose sight of the real major advances we’ve already made in treating dementia, including preventive approaches.”

Twenty four international experts were brought together to systematically review existing research and provide evidence=based recommendations for treating and preventing dementia. Nine risk factors were identified in early, mid and late life that increase the likelihood of developing dementia. They said by increasing education in early life and addressing hearing loss, hypertension, and obesity dementia could be reduced by up to 20 percent. In late life stopping smoking, treating depression, increasing physical activity, increasing social activities, and managing diabetes could reduce dementia by another 15 percent. Evaluating medications they said “Antipsychotic drugs are commonly used to treat agitation and aggression. but there are substantial concern about these drugs because of an increased risk of death, cardiovascular adverse events and infections, not to mention excessive sedation.”

Dr Frederic Luskin (Forgiveness) and Tara/Steve Mann (Cancer Foundation).

Sunday, February 28th, 2016

Luskin Fredfred luskin bookFrederic Luskin, PhD, is director of the Stanford University Forgiveness Project, Director of wellness education at Stanford University, and professor of clinical psychology at Sofia University. He is author of Stress Free for Good, Forgive for Good, and Forgive for Love.

Luskin is renowned for teaching about the psychological and medical benefits of forgiveness. Research done by Luskin and others has confirmed that forgiveness can reduce anger, depression, and stress while it leads to greater feelings of optimism, hope, compassion, and self-confidence.

As director of the Stanford University Forgiveness Project, Luskin conducts an ongoing series of workshops and research projects that investigate the effectiveness of his forgiveness methods on a variety of populations. The forgiveness project has explored forgiveness therapy with people who suffered from the violence in Northern Ireland and Sierra Leone, as well as from the attacks on the World Trade Center September 11, 2001. In addition, his work has been successfully applied and researched in corporate, medical, legal, and religious settings.

Luskin’s work has been featured in Time; O, The Oprah Magazine; Ladies’ Home Journal; US News & World Report; Parade; Prevention; the New York Times; the Los Angeles Times; the Chicago Tribune; USA Today; and the Wall Street Journal.

Luskin is also a professor at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology.

He offers lectures, workshops, seminars, and training nationwide on forgiveness, stress management, and emotional competence.  More information at: http://thepowerofforgiveness.com

taramannMy second guests, Tara and Steve Mann, are Co-Founders, CEO and President of Cancer Crackdown. Cancer Crackdown is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit organization, their passion is to help fighters take their battle with cancer to the next level. They are unique in that they fight alongside those battling this disease. They develop plans and help fighters and survivors to be successful in following them to reach their overall health goals. They offer a wide range of resources and encouragement for those fighting, those surviving and those that wish to prevent this disease. We all have a choice in this battle against cancer, to survive or to prevent!!
Their mission is to be the trusted source of knowledge regarding natural therapies to defeat cancer and remain cancer free. We partner with fighters and survivors by supporting and navigating them through their battle. Together, they develop a unique plan that is specific to each individual and instills in them a fearless approach to winning the battle.
Cancer Crackdown started as a small group on Facebook in January 2012 with a few people who wanted to share some information on tips and best practices during chemo. Cancer Crackdown has grown and we are now serving cancer fighters all over the world!!
Cancer fighters that can no longer take chemo or choose not to are in dire need of accurate information and guidance. Due to the vast amount of information available and many untrustworthy sources on the internet, it makes it difficult for us to make decisions about what is viable information and thus dissuades many from knowing what is worth trying. We have and will continue to research topics of interest and ensure credibility of sources. We help put patients in contact with proper practitioners in their area and locate services for them that may benefit their treatment. We are in the process of building on the services we are able to provide to cancer patients that we are so fortunate to partner with during their difficult time. More information available at: http://www.cancercrackdown.org

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Can the Risk of Colorectal Cancer Among Obese People be Reduced?

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

logo1267406_mdA new study published in Cancer Research concluded that they have discovered the biological previously unfound connection of a long known association between obesity and an increased risk of colorectal cancer. They have also identified an approved drug that might prevent  the cancer in obese people.

In research they found that a high caloric diet turned off expression of a key hormone in the intestines, which lead to deactivation of a tumor suppressor pathway. Genetic replacement of that hormone turned the tumor suppressor back on and prevented cancer development even when mice continued to eat excess calories. The drug that was used was linaclotide (Linzess) that is structurally related to the hormone and may be a therapeutic approach to prevent colorectal cancer in obese patients. The researchers said “Our study suggests that colorectal cancer can be prevented in obese individuals with the use of hormone replacement therapy.”

In the study they used genetically engineered mice on different diets and found that obesity (either from excess fat or carbohydrate consumption. or both, is associated with loss of the hormone guanylin, that is produced in the intestine’s epithelium or cells lining the intestines. The hormones turn on its receptor guarylyl  cyclase (GUCY2C) that regulates processes underlying regeneration of the intestinal epithelium. “The lining of the intestines is very dynamic and continuously being replaced, and the GUCY2C contributes to the choreography of the key processes  needed for thus regeneration.”  Deactivation of the guanylin gene is common in colorectal cancers in both humans and animals and morbidly ovese patients echibit an 80% decrease in Guanylin gene expression compared to lean people.

In this study they found the consequence of that loss is that , and without the hormone, the receptor is silent. the guanylin  hormone receptor acts as a growth-controlling tumor suppressor happening early in the cancer development. “When the receptor is silenced, the epithelium becomes dysfunctional, setting up the conditions for cancer development.” The research demonstrates that obese mice, compared to lean mice, were much more likely to silence the hormone and its receptor, “We believe that if colorectal cancer is going to develop, it will be through this silencing mechanism-and that it will happen much more frequently in the obese.” This study demonstrates that if you can prevent hormone loss, you can also prevent tumor development and  a drug like guanylin, can activate GUCY2C tumor-suppressing receptors to prevent cancer in these patients.

Researchers have already started multi site clinical studies testing dose and side effects of linaclotide use in healthy volunteers.

 

Lise Alschuler, Naturopathic Physician, Discusses Prevention and Treatment of Cancer

Sunday, December 20th, 2015

LiseHeadshotStripedShirtLise Alschuler is a naturopathic doctor with board certification in naturopathic oncology and has been practicing since 1994. She graduated from Brown University with an undergraduate degree in Medical Anthropology and received a doctoral degree in naturopathic medicine from Bastyr University. Dr. Alschuler is past-President of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and a founding board member and current President of the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians. She also currently serves as President Emeritus on the board of the Naturopathic Post-Graduate Association. Dr. Alschuler works as an independent consultant in the area of practitioner and consumer health education. She is the Executive Director of TAP integration, a nonprofit educational resource for integrative practitioners. She maintains a naturopathic oncology practice out of Naturopathic Specialists , based in Scottsdale AZ. Previously, she was the department head of naturopathic medicine at Midwestern Regional Medical Center – Cancer Treatment Centers of America. She was also the clinic medical director and botanical medicine chair at Bastyr, as well she was on the faculty of Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians recognized Dr. Alschuler in 2014 as Physician of the Year. She also received an honorary degree from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine and the Joseph Pizzorno Founders award from Bastyr University in the same year.

Dr. Alschuler is the co-author of The Definitive Guide to Cancer and The Definitive Guide to Thriving After Cancer. She co-created http://www.FiveToThrivePlan.com, and co-hosts a radio show, Five To Thrive Live! on the Cancer Support Network about living more healthfully in the face of cancer. She calls Tucson AZ and Chicago, IL home. Learn more at http://www.drlise.net.

Dr Rich Snyder (Kidney Disease) and Dr Larry Hoberman (probiotics) Interviewed.

Sunday, October 25th, 2015

Snyder-RichardMy first guest, Dr Rich Snyder is an osteopathic physician board certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology (the study of kidney disease). His areas of specialization include kidney disease, high blood pressure, adrenal health and medical education. He is Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at Temple University School of Medicine and Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is the author of five books including Adrenal Fatigue For Dummies and What You Must Know About Kidney Disease: A Practical Guide For Using Conventional and Complementary Treatments. He is also the author of What You Need to Know About Dialysis: The Secret to Surviving and Thriving on Dialysis and is also the High Blood Pressure Expert on About.com

L HobermanMy second guest, Board Certified Gastroenterologist Lawrence Hoberman, MD, is the creator of EndoMune Advanced Probiotic and founder of Medical Care Innovations. He has spent more than 40 years practicing medicine and is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. Frustrated by the lack of options to treat his patients suffering from Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD) in the early 2000s, Dr. Hoberman met with a PhD microbiologist to identify a combination of bacteria that might work to destroy the harmful bacteria living in the intestines, improving and maintaining the health of adults. The result is the development of his own effective probiotic supplement: EndoMune Advanced Probiotic.
Dr. Hoberman currently sees patients as a part of a health and wellness practice that stresses preventative medicine. He is in practice at Health by Design, located in San Antonio, Texas. He is available for speaking engagements about digestive health and the benefits of probiotics and has spoken at several conferences. More information is available at: http://www.endomune.com

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