Posts Tagged ‘soy’

Are Soy and Tomato Effective in Preventing Prostate Cancer?

Friday, May 17th, 2013

logo1267406_mdNew research published  in several news sources concluded that tomatoes and soy foods may be more effective in preventing prostate cancer when they are eaten together  than when either is eaten alone.  Genetically engineered mice were used that would develop an aggressive form of prostate cancer and all mice in the control group without tomatoes and soy in the diet developed prostate cancer. However, half of the mice that consumed tomatoes and soy developed no prostate cancer. In the research, the mice were fed one of four diets from age 4 to 18 weeks old. These diets were  1) 10 percent whole tomato powder, 2) 2 percent soy germ, 3) tomato powder plus soy germ, and  a control group that ate neither tomato or soy,.  The  time period used modeled an early and lifelong exposure to the bioactive components in these foods. The research group concluded “Eating tomato, soy, and the combination all significantly reduced prostate cancer incidence.  But the combination  gave us the best results. Only 45 percent of mice fed both foods developed the disease compared to 61 percent in the tomato group, and 66 percent in the soy group. ”  The researchers said “The results of the mouse study suggest that three to four servings of tomato products per week and one to two servings of soy foods daily could protect against prostate cancer.” “It is better to eat a whole tomato than take a lycopene supplement. It is better to drink soy milk than to take soy flavones. When you eat whole food, you expose yourself to the entire array of cancer-fighting, bio active components in most foods.”

Soy Products May Stop Prostate Cancer Spread

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010


Seasonal Allergies Discussed by Dr Fred Pescatore and Dr Lauren Feder

Sunday, July 11th, 2010

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Yesterday, Dr Carl O Helvie, Host, the Holistic Health Show, interviewed Dr Fred Pescatore and Dr Lauren Feder about seasonal allergies. Dr Pescatore is an internationally known physician who is recognized as a health, nutrition, and weight loss expert, has hosted his own radio show and appeared on major radio and television programs, authored several books including the best seller Thin for Good. and and the Allergy and Asthma Cure, and Founded the Dr Pescatore’s Health for Good products. More information on Dr Pescatore and his activities was identified on an earlier blog and can be found at:

Dr Lauren Feder, a nationally known physician is in private group practice in Los Angeles, has appeared on national programs including Oprah and Friends with Dr Mehmet Oz, and is author of Natural Baby and Child Care and The Parents Concise Guide to Childhood Vaccines. More information appeared on an earlier blog and can also be found at

new Study Reports Soy can Reduce the Risk of Recurrence of Breast Cancer

Friday, December 25th, 2009


A study in the December 9 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Associan reported that soy foods which are popular in the United States can help reduce the risk of breast cancer recurrence and subsequent death when eaten in moderate amounts. They also claim that it may reduce the risk of death in women with estrogen receptor-positive cancers and women taking tamoxifen.

The research, led by Dr Xiao Ou Shu, professor of medicine and cancer epidemiologist at Vanderbilt University, observed over 5,000 Chinese women between the ages of 20 and 75 who had been diagnosed with breast cancer during the 2002 to 2006 period. Information was collected on cancer diagnosis, treatment received, diet, and post-diagnosis progression. The researchers found that women with the highest soy consumption reported 32 percent lower risk of cancer recurrence and 29 percent reduced risk of death than those who consumed less than 5.3 grams of soy daily.