Posts Tagged ‘vitamin C’

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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Can Vitamin C prevent Cataracts?

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

logo1267406_mdA new study published in the journal Ophthalmology concluded that higher dietary intake of vitamin C has been found to potentially have a preventive effect on cataract progression in the first study of twins that looked at the influence of genetic and environmental factors on cataracts over time.

Three hundred twenty four pairs of female twins were followed over ten years by examining photographs of the subjects lenses that allowed researchers to analyze the level of opacity of the lens in detail. Their intake of vitamin C was also measured by means of a food questionnaire. Results showed that a higher intake of vitamin C was associated with a 33 per cent risk reduction of cataract progression and had “clearer” lenses after the 10 year s than those who consumed less vitamin C as part of their diet.   Researchers also found that environmental factors influenced cataracts more than genetic factors. Vitamin C is found in the fluid in the eye that bathes the lens and helps stop the lens from oxidizing and protects them from becoming cloudy. It is believed that the increased dietary vitamin C protects the eye by increasing the vitamin c in the fluid. Researchers said “The findings of this study could have significant impact, particularly for the ageing population globally by suggesting that simple dietary changes such as increased intake of fruit and vegetables as part of a healthier diet could help protect them from cataracts.”…”While we cannot avoid getting older, diabetes and smoking are also risk factors for this type of cataract, and so a healthy balanced diet and lifestyle generally should reduce the risk of needing a cataract operation.”Researchers also said “The human body cannot manufacture vitamin , so we depend on vitamins in the food we eat. We did not find a significant reduction risk in people who took vitamin tablets, so it seems that a healthy diet is better than supplements.” Researchers pointed out some of the limitations of the study.

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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Does Vitamin C Provide Similar Benefits as Exercise for the Obese, Overweight Adult.

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

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A new study published in Science Daily News  to be presented at the International Conference on Endothelin: Physiology, Pathophysiology, and Therapeutics concluded exercise will benefit overweight and obese adults but over 50%  do not included it in their daily activities.  They found that taking vitamin C supplements can have similar cardiovascular benefits as regular exercise for this population.

Blood vessels of obese and overweight adults have elevated activity of the small vessel-constricting protein endothelin (ET)-1. The high level ET-1 in the vessels makes them more prone to constricting, becoming less responsive to blood flow demand and increasing risk of developing vascular disease. Exercise has been shown to reduce ET-1 activity but is not always complied with by the obese and overweight. The study evaluated whether or not Vitamin C supplements would lower ET-1 activity. They found that daily supplements of 500 mg of time released vitamin C daily reduced ET-1 related vessel constriction as much as walking did. They concluded that vitamin C supplementation is an effective lifestyle strategy for reducing ET-1 mediated vessel constriction in overweight and obese adults.

Dr Rich Snyder (adrenal fatigue) and Marni Wasserman (plant based diet) Guests This Week.

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

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My first guest this week was Dr Rich Snyder who is an osteopathic physician board certified in internal medicine and nephrology and specializes in kidney disease, high blood pressure, adrenal health, and medicaL education. He is Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at Temple U and has written 5 books including Adrenal Fatigue for Dummies, and What You Need to Know about Kidney Disease.  More information was presented earlier on this site.

 

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My second guest was Marni Wasserman, a holistic nutritionist who founded the Marni Wasserman Food Studio and Lifestyle Shop in Toronto, Canada. She has appeared on several radio and television programs and is the author of Plant Based Diet for Dummies. More information was presented earler on this site and can be found at:   http://www.marniwasserman.com

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Interview with Dr Edward Kondrot on Eye Health now Available

Sunday, November 10th, 2013

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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: http://www.HealingTheEye.com

 

 

 

Interviews with Dr Mark Moyad, Dr Thomas O’Bryan, Dr Carl O Helvie now Available for Listening.

Sunday, October 28th, 2012

Interviews with Dr Mark Moyad,  Dr Thomas O’Bryan,and  Dr Carl O Helvie  follow. Dr Moyad occupies an endowed position -at the University of Michigan, is internationally known for his work in cancer and immunology, has published 9 books and over 10 articles and traveled around the world lecturing to health care professionals and others. More of his extensive biography was presented earlier on this site.

Dr Thomas O’Bryan is an international recognized speaker and workshop leader specializing in gluten sensitivity and celiac disease.  More of his biography was presented earlier on this site.

Dr Carl O Helvie, a registered nurse with a doctorate in public health and 60 years experience, is author of 8 books, over 100 articles and international presentations, and host of the Holistic Health Show.

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Can a High Dietary Antioxidant Intake Cut the Risk of Pancreatic Cancer?

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

New research published in the journal Gut concluded that increasing the dietary intake of the antioxidant vitamin C, E. and selenium can help reduce the risk of pancreatic cancer by up to two-thirds and if the relationship turns out to be causal one in twelve of these cancers might be prevented.

Researchers tracked the health of over 23,500 people between age 40 and 74 between 1993 and 1997.  All participants completed a comprehensive food diary over 7 days detailing the type and amount of all food they ate and the methods they used for preparing it. Each entry in the food diary was matched to one of 11,000 food items and the nutrient values calculated using a special computer program.  Within 10 years of entering the study forty-nine people (55% men) developed pancreatic cancer and by 2010 this number increased to 86 (45% men). On average pancreatic participants survived 6 months after diagnosis.

The nutrient intake of those who were diagnosed with pancreatic cancer within 10 years of entering the study were compared with the nutrient intake of almost 4,000 health people. Analysis showed that a weekly intake of selenium in the top 25% of consumption had almost 1/2 the risk of developing pancreatic cancer compared with those whose intake was in the bottom 25%. And those wit a vitamin C, E. and selenium in the top 25% of consumption were 67% less likely to develop pancreatic cancer than those in the bottom 25% of intake.  The researchers say that if this relationship turns out to be causal that would mean preventing more than one in twelve (8%) cases of pancreatic cancer.

Can Vitamin E Reduce Liver Cancer Risk?

Friday, July 27th, 2012

A new study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute concluded that high consumption of vitamin E  from diet or supplements may lower the risk of liver cancer. Although we rarely hear about liver cancer, it is the third most common cause of cancer mortality in the world and a large percentage of these occurs in developing countries.

Data was analyzed from 132,737 people in China who were enrolled in the Shanghai Women’s Health Study from 1997 to 2000, or the Shanghai Men’s Health Study from 2002 to 2006.

In-person interviews to gather data on dietary habits were conducted using validated food-frequency questionaires.  Questions were included on how often participants ate some of the most commonly consumed Shanghai foods and whether or not they took vitamin supplements. Liver cancer risk was then determined between those with high and low vitamin E intake.

There were 267 liver cancer patients (118 women and 149 men) diagnosed between 2 years after study enrollment and an average of 10.9 years for women and 5.5 years for men. Researchers found that vitamin E intake from both food and supplements were associated with a lower risk of liver cancer. The researchers said ” We found a clear, inverse dose-response relationship between vitamin E intake and liver cancer risk.” “Overall, the take home message is that the high intake of vitamin E either from diet or supplements was related to lower risk of liver cancer in middle -aged or older people from China.”  Conversely, those who had the highest intake of vitamin C intake from supplements who had a family history of liver disease or self-reported liver disease were more likely to develop liver cancer.

Doctors of Medicine, Oriental Medicine, and Naturopathy Discussed Natural Ways to Deal with Seasonal Allergies

Sunday, September 5th, 2010

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Yesterday on the Holistic Health Show Dr Carl O Helvie interviewed Dr Murray Grossan, M.D., Dr Steven Morrissey, O.M.D., and Dr Bianca Garilli, N.D. about natural ways to deal with seasonal allergies. Dr Grossan is board certified by the American Board of Otolarngology and Head and Neck Surgery and is currently at Cedars-Sinai Medical Towers in Los Angeles. More information is available on an earlier blog on this website or at www.ent-consult.com

Dr Steven Morrissey has more than 25 years experience in oriental and herbal medicine and has two joint companies with others in China to undertake research on safety, efficacy and quality of botanical medicine. More information is available on an earlier blog and on www.plantiva.com

Dr Bianca Garilli, a naturopathic physician, practices in Orange County, California. More information was presented earlier on this site and can also be found at www.ocnmp.com and www.allergyeliminationdiet.com

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