Archive for the ‘breast cancer’ Category

Increased Breast Cancer risk in Women Related to Night Lights

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

 

A new study published in Environmental Health Perspectives concluded that women who live in areas with higher levels of outdoor lights at night may be at a greater risk of breast cancer than women in areas of lower light,  The link was stronger among women who worked nights  Previous studies have found that exposure to light at night may lead to decreased levels of the hormone melatonin that can effect our circadian rhythms and lead to breast cancer.

In the study nearly 110,000 women enrolled in the Nurses Health Study II between 1989 and 2013 were evaluated. Data on night satellite images of earth residential addresses were linked to for each participant and also considered night work or not. Data on health and socioeconomic factors were also considered.  Women exposed to the upper level of light at night (the top fifth) had an estimated 14% increase in breast cancer during the study period than those in the lowest fifth.  As the light increased outside so did the risk of breast cancer.

This relationship was found only among women who were premenopausal and those who were current or past smokers. In addition, the link was stronger among women who worked nights. The researchers said further research is needed.

 

Twelve Year Stage 3 Breast Cancer Survivor, Susan Gonzalez.

Sunday, August 13th, 2017

Susan Gonzalez is a nurse, Certified Professional Cancer Coach, certified in plant-based nutrition, and a 12 year stage III lobular breast cancer survivor. She is an advocate for health and wellness with a focus on cancer prevention and the use of holistic healing for cancer survival.  Her popular book, “100 Perks of Having Cancer plus 100 Health Tips for Surviving It”, and her award winning blog, “The Savvy Sister: simple changes for healthy living”, provides valuable tools for those wishing to live a happy and healthy life after cancer.

As a warrior for cancer survivors, she hosts her own website, CancerSurvivorsForLife.com, where survivors can find information on healing the body, mind and spirit to reduce their risk of cancer recurrence.  Susan is also the creator of MOON Organics: a natural skin care company created for those who want to avoid cancer-causing chemicals. You can see all her products at MOON-Organics.com.

Susan lives in Atlanta with her husband and two daughters. I previously interviewed my colleague, Susan,  5 years ago.

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Dr Fred Pescatore Speaks on Science Based Weight Loss

Sunday, June 4th, 2017

Interviews with Dr Fred and Kathleen O’Keefe  Kanovas available below.

Fred Pescatore, MD, is one of the most sought-after natural physicians in the country, specializing in making you feel like the best version of you! He will be the first guest on the Holistic Health Show on Saturday.

You may have already met Dr. Pescatore on The O’Reilly Factor, Rachael Ray, The Today Show, Extra, The View, and many more – sharing the latest breakthroughs in integrative and nutritional medicine.

Dr. Pescatore is the author of the New York Times best-selling book, The Hamptons Diet and the No. 1 best-selling children’s health book, Feed Your Kids Well, among others. Dr. Pescatore’s other books include: Thin For Good, The Allergy and Asthma Cure, The Hamptons Diet Cookbook, Boost Your Health with Bacteria and most recently the A-List Diet. 

Dr. Pescatore has his finger on the pulse of natural medicine’s most cutting-edge cures. As a result, everyone from normal hardworking Americans to international royalty are traveling hundreds (sometimes even thousands) of miles to visit at his renowned clinic in New York City.

He’s spent over 3 decades studying, researching and practicing medicine around the world alongside some of today’s most well respected physicians.

Through his non-stop research and unique medical connections across the globe he hears about the most groundbreaking natural discoveries and healing techniques as they happen…sometimes decades before they trickle out to the mainstream.

Dr. Pescatore has spoken on hundreds of radio shows across America. And for years, he was heard daily as the host of the No. 1 health radio show in New York City called, The Logical Alternative. He is currently on the editorial board of Us Weekly magazine and is a regular contributor to In Touch, First for Women and Women’s World magazines.

With over 30 years of knowledge in his back pocket, Dr. Pescatore is putting the research, techniques, and in-depth healing protocols right in your hands–and not in clunky medical textbook fashion. Dr. Pescatore makes good health easy to understand and attainable for any age, at any fitness level. His natural approach to healing confronts the modern day cure-all obsession for drugs and surgery that come with countless side effects. And it’s not just his patients that are reaping the benefits. Dr. Pescatore features it all in one of the most exclusive health newsletters available, Logical Health Alternatives. A direct pipeline to one of the most respected minds in natural medicine, written by Dr. Pescatore himself. These cutting-edge cures and simple healing miracles are also shared daily with his loyal readers in his free e-letter Reality Health Check.

Behind all the glitz and glamour, Dr. Pescatore is also deeply involved in the philanthropic community, devoting time to working in hospitals in Tanzania, as well as helping to support local organizations for the youth in this country. If he’s not lecturing across America or head deep in clinical research, he often travels around the world lecturing in such exotic locales as India and Japan – usually returning with new medical techniques to share with his patients.

After graduating medical school at Columbia University, Dr. Pescatore studied in Southeast Asia, India, Japan, Africa, and Europe. The techniques he gathered have become part of his broad knowledge of healing.

His passion for traveling and education has given Dr. Pescatore vast opportunity to research and create some of the best nutritional supplements available today. Coming out with his own line in 2012, NuLogic Nutritionals, Dr. Pescatore has had hands-on experience formulating only the highest quality ingredients derived from ideal climates around the world.

Because of the respect Dr. Pescatore has earned in the nutritional supplement industry, he is a consultant for many firms and has been instrumental in developing and clinically testing many of the leading nutritional products. He is the President of the International and American Associations of Clinical Nutritionists, a member of the American College for the Advancement of Medicine, and belongs to many other professional organizations.

Prior to opening his own practice, for five years, Dr. Pescatore was the Associate Medical Director of The Atkins Center for Complementary Medicine working as the right-hand-man to the late, great Dr. Robert C. Atkins

Grounded in the latest cutting-edge science, the A-List Diet is a foolproof approach to eating healthy that will make your body feel good on the inside, which makes you look younger, slimmer, and better than ever—the natural way.

With a unique dieting innovation known as amino boosting, the A-List Diet goes beyond Atkins, beyond The Whole 30, beyond Eat Fat, Get Thin, and way beyond Paleo. By combining the benefits of amino boosting, protein rotation, inflammation busting, alkalization, and genetics, this diet maximizes your ability to drop weight.  More information is available at: http://drpescatore.com/ 

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One alcohol drink daily raises breast cancer risk!

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

One alcohol drink a day (small glass wine or beer-10 gms alcohol) increases pre-menopausal breast cancer risk by 5 percent and post-menopausal breast cancer risk by 9 percent according to new research reported by the American Institute for Cancer Research and the World Cancer Research Fund. Researchers also found that vigorous exercise such as running or fast bicycling decreases the risk of both pre and post-menopausal breast cancer ,They also confirmed earlier findings that moderate exercises decrease the risk of post-menopausal breast cancer that is the most comm,on type of breast cancer. Researchers said “With this comprehensive and up to date report  the evidence is clear, Having as physically active lifestyle, maintaining a healthy weight throughout life and limiting alcohol–these are all steps women can take to lower their risk.”

This report analyzed 119 studies, including data on 12 million women and 260,000 cases of breast cancer. The study found the equivalent of 10 gm of alcohol a day increased the risk and the standard drink is 14 gm of alcohol. specifics of exercise and cancer risk found follow: pre-menopausal women who were the most active had a 17 percent lower risk and post-menopausal women had a 10 percent lower risk of developing breast cancer compared to those who were the least active. Moderate activity such as walking and gardening gave a 13 percent lower risk when compared to the most vs least active women for developing cancer.

Other findings included: being overweight or obese increases the risk of post-menopausal breast cancer; women who breast fed were are lower risk of breast cancer; and the great adult weight gain  the greater the post-menopausal breast cancer risk.  There was limited evidence for the following findings that must be repeated, 1) non-starchy vegetables lower the risk for estrogen-receptor (ER) negative breast cancer that is a less common but a more challenging type to treat. ) 2) dairy, diets high in calcium and foods containing carotenoids seemed to lower risk of breast cancer. Carrots, apricots, spinach and kale are all foods high in carotenoids and should be studied for their health value;

Kate Shemirani, R.N., Breast Cancer Survivor, Discusses Gerson Therapy Used

Sunday, November 6th, 2016

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My guest is Kay Allison Shemirani ( Kate) who was born November 30 1965 in Nottingham England. She was the youngest of 3 daughters. Her father was a local postman and her mother a secretary. She grew up in an average working class environment with state schooling. In 1984 age 18, She began her nurse training in Glasgow Scotland.  Upon qualifying she worked in several clinical areas… Gynaecology, theatres, trauma.  In 1990 she began working as a long haul air stewardess traveling the world and continued to work as a nurse on rest days.

In 1996 she married and had 4 children in quick succession. 3 were with IVF. They are now age 17,15,15,13. With 2 boys, and 2 girls she became a full Time mum from 2001 until 2009. After all 4 children were in school she returned to the University to re-register as a nurse and then obtain trained in Aesthetics and opened her own business.

On February 12th 2012, Kate was diagnosed with breast cancer and followed the Gerson therapy for 2 years. During this time she studied constantly and obtained a diploma in personal nutrition, Cancer, and alternative therapies.

In 2014 she separated from her husband and today lives in East Sussex south England with her 4 children and 7 rescued cats. She loves to go for long walks at the beach and in the Sussex countryside and works as a practitioner advising patients on diet and lifestyle to heal degenerative disease. Her passion is for everyone to make truly informed healthcare choices. She will discuss her cancer journey with us. More information:  www.gersonuk.com 

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Does Working Nights Increase Breast Cancer Risk?

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

 

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A new study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute concluded that working nights has little or no effect on a woman’s breast cancer risk despite a review in 2007 by the International Agency for Research on Cancer classifying night work as disrupting the body clock and a probably cause of cancer. In 2007 there was limited research on breast cancer risks in humans so the classification was based primarily on lab and animal studies.

The recent study followed 1.4 million women working night shift in 10 studies to determine if they developed breast cancer. Those who worked night shift for 20 to 30 years had no increased risk of breast cancer when compared with w2omen who had never worked night shift. Researchers found the incidence of breast cancer essentially the same for women who did not work night shift or worked night shift for several decades. The combined relative risk from all 10 studies together was 0.99   for any night work, 1.01 for 20 or more years night shift work, and 1.00 for 30 or more years night shift work. Researchers said “Breast cancer is the most common cause in women so it is vital for us to fund work in this area to establish if there is a link to night work.”  The also said ” This study has shwn that night dhift work, including long-term shift work, has little or no effect on breast cancer incidence in women. However, there are a number of other known risks with shift work that employers must take into consideration when protecting their workers’ health and safety.,” These include  “maintaining a healthy weight, drinking less alcohol, and being active.”

New Method for Killing Metastatic Breast Cancer Cells.

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

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A new study to be published in Clinical Cancer Research discusses a new way to kill breast cancer cells that are metastasizing  and these cells that spread to the brain, lungs, and bones are the leading cause of death for most cancer patients.  The research discovered how the cells moving to other areas of the body are killed by peptide CT20 that she discovered in 2012.  The peptide CT20 kills the cells by disrupting the folding mechanism inside cancer cells mediated by chaperonin and if the folding mechanism into 3D units is disrupted the cell dies.  Metastatic breast cancer cells have high levels of the chaperonin and the higher the levels the sicker the patient. Multiple strategies can be developed for fighting metastatic cancer cells because of the discovery of how the peptide inhibits the chaperonins folding ability and subsequently  kill cancer cells.  The amount of the peptide that kill cancer cells do not kill normal healthy, non-cancer cells so there will be less traumatic side effects compared to most chemo therapies. A nanoparticle was developed to transport the peptide specifically to metastatic cancer cells.

SEVA Therapeutics, a Massachusetts-based pre-clinical biotechnology company, has licensed the nanoparticle-peptide technology and plans future research to ultimately lead to new therapies. The combo now called SEVA-108, is expected to undergo a comprehensive safety evaluation by the end of this year and clinical trials in patients could start as early as the fourth quarter of 2017.

Dr Larry Burk Speaks on Predictive Cancer Dreams.

Sunday, July 17th, 2016

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Larry Burk, MD, CEHP, President of Healing Imager, PC, in Durham, NC, specializes in teleradiology, EFT, hypnosis and dream work. He was associate professor of radiology and director of integrative medicine education at Duke University Medical Center from 1998-2004.  He was a founding member of the American Board of Scientific Medical Intuition and a board president of the Rhine Research Center. His book Let Magic Happen: Adventures in Healing with a Holistic Radiologist was published in 2012.

Dr. Burk co-facilitates week long retreats at The Monroe Institute in Faber, VA, with medical intuitive Winter Robinson, MA, on Medical Intuition and Symbolic Dis-ease, which also include EFT, imagery and dream work.  He published his paper “Warning Dreams Preceding the Diagnosis of Breast Cancer: A Survey of the Most Important Characteristics” in the May/June 2015 issue of Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing. A link for the paper is on his homepage at www.larryburkmd.com.

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Can Exercise Improve Memory of Breast Cancer Survivors”

Friday, July 15th, 2016

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A new study published in Psycho-Oncology concluded that moderate to vigorous physical activity is related to improved subjective memory in breast cancer survivors. Researchers believe the exercise alleviates stress and benefits women psychologically, that in turn aids in memory. Researchers looked at memory and exercise in breast cancer survivors in two groups of 1,477 women and 362 women. Findings showed a link between improved memory with higher levels of physical activity in both groups of breast cancer survivors. They also found that increased physical activity had fewer subjective memory problems, a higher level of confidence. lower distress and fatigue that all influenced their subjective memory.

Can Acupressure reduce Fatigue in Breast Cancer Survivors?

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

 

logo1267406_mdA new study published in JAMA Oncology concluded that acupressure reduces persistent fatigue in women who have been treated for breast cancer.   Researchers studied 424 breast cancer survivors from the Michigan Tumor Registry and randomized them to relaxing acupressure (often used to treat insomnia) , stimulating acupressure (often used to increase energy), or usual care including typical sleep management techniques. Subjects were taught how to find and stimulate the acupressure points so they could perform it at home once daily for 6 weeks. At the end of the study period, both acupressure treatments resulted in significant, sustained improvement in fatigue. However, only the relaxing acupressure showed an improved sleep quality, and overall improved quality of life.

Overall researchers found that acupressure reduced fatigue by 27 percent to 34 percent over 6 weeks. About 2/3 of the women who did relaxing acupressure obtained normal fatigue levels.

because fatigue is a common long-term effects of breast cancer treatment  that lasts up to 10 years for about 1/3 of women (moderate to severe), and because it was relatively easy to teach the women to do acupressure (learned in about 15 minutes) researchers concluded “Given the brief training required to learn acupressure, this intervention could be a low-cost option for treating fatigue.” Further research is planned.