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Green Tea may Improve Memory Impairment, and Reduce Brain Insulin Resistance, and Obesity.

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

Green tea components may alleviate high-fat and high-fructose (HFFD)-induced insulin resistance and cognitive impairment.according to a new study published in The FASEB Journal. Previous studies identified the potential of EGCG (epigallocatechin-3-gallate) to treat a variety of human diseases but none recognized the impact on insulin resistance According to researchers “Green tea is the second most consumed beverage in the world after water, and is grown in at least 30 countries.” “The ancient habit of drinking green tea may be a more acceptable alternative to medicine when it comes to combating obesity, insulin resistance, and memory impairment.”

Three month old male mice  C57BL/6J were divided into 3 groups based upon diet:1) a control group fed with a standard diet: 2) a group fed with a  high fat and high fructose diet (HFFD) and 3) a group fed with an HFFD and 2 grams of EGCG per liter of drinking water.  Mice were monitored for 16 weeks and researchers found that those fed with HFFD had a higher final body weight than the HFFD+EGCG micIn performing a Morris water maze test, the mice in the HFFTD took longer to find the platform than the mice in the control group. The HFFD+EGCG group had a significantly lower  escape latency and escape distance than the HFFD group on each test day. When the hiden platform was removed to perform a probe trial, HFFD treated mice spent less time in the target quadrant compared to the control group, with fewer platfrorm crossings. The HFFD+EGCG group exhibited a significant increase in the average time spent in the target quadrant and had greater numbers of platform crossings, showing that EGCG could improve HFFD-induced memory impairment. .

Dr Brant Cortright Talks about Neurogenesis.

Sunday, September 13th, 2015

brantBrant Cortright, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist who works from a psycho-spiritual perspective. He has practiced depth psychotherapy for 30 years in numerous contexts, from hospitals and mental health centers, to workshops and private practice. For the past two decades he has been in private practice in San Francisco working primarily with individuals and couples.

A teacher of transpersonal psychology, Brant conducts workshops and lectures in Europe, India, and the United States. His book Psychotherapy and Spirit: Theory and Practice in Transpersonal Psychotherapy (SUNY Press) is widely used in the field. He has also authored numerous articles. For the past 20 years he has worked in the field of Integral Psychology, a synthesis of the two major streams of depth psychology – the humanistic-existential and contemporary psychoanalytic – within an integrating east-west framework.

Trained in contemporary psychoanalysis, gestalt therapy, and existential psychotherapy, Brant integrates Western psychology with Sri Aurobindo’s integral yoga and philosophy. A long-time practitioner of meditation and hatha yoga, he also draws from Buddhism, Krishnamurti, and mystical Christianity.

Brant is a Professor of Psychology and Director of the Integral Counseling Psychology program at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. He is the past Director of the Spiritual Emergence Network. His forthcoming book, Integral Psychotherapy: The Meeting of East and West will be published by SUNY Press in spring, 2007. More information is available  at http://www.BrantCortright.com and  at http://www.NeurogenesisDiet.com.

 

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: www.oasisofhope.com

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 www.drdonar.com

Enjoy the interview below.

 

Can Green Tea Reduce the Rate of Some G.I. Cancers in Women?

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

New research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition concluded that women who drink green tea may lower their risk of developing some digestive system cancers such as stomach/esophagus and colorectal cancers. Researchers surveyed approximately 75,000 middle-aged and older Chinese women enrolled in the Shanghai Women’s Health Study and determined whether or not they drank tea, and if so, the type and amount of tea consumption. Most reported they drank green tea. Women who drank alcohol or smoked were eliminated to minimize the influence of these factors.

Researchers found that regular green tea consumption , defined as tea consumption at least three times a week for more than 6 months, was associated with a 17 % reduction in the risk of all digestive cancers combined. A further increase in tea drinking also lead to an increased reduction in digestive system cancers. For example, those who drank about 2 or 3 cups per day (at least 150 grams of tea per month) had a 21% reduced risk of digestive system cancers and this was strongest for stomach esophageal and colorectal cancers. In addition, the researchers said “For all digestive system cancers combined, the risk was reduced by 27 percent among women who had been drinking tea regularly for at least 20 years. For colorectal cancer, risk was reduced by 29 percent among the long-term tea drinkers. These results suggest long-term cumulative exposure may be particularly important.”  Researchers found that regular tea drinkers were younger, had higher educational levels, exercised more, and consumed more fruit and vegetables and tried to adjust for these factors.

Can Green Tea Inhibit Prostate Cancer Tumor Growth?

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

A new study presented at the 11th annual AACR International conferences on Frontiers in Cancer prevention Research concluded that men with prostate cancer who consumed green tea prior to undergoing surgery (prostatetectomy) had reductions in markers of inflammation. The researcher said ” This research offers new insights into the mechanisms by which green tea consumption may reduce the risk of prostate cancer by opposing processes such as inflammation, which are associated with prostate cancer growth.”

Sixty seven men with prostate cancer scheduled for prostatect0my were randomly assigned to a group either receiving 6 cups of green tea or water daily for 3 to 8 weeks depending upon their scheduled surgery. Researchers collected blood and urine samples before and after the green tea or water consumption and collected prostate tissue following the pathology exam.

Data showed the prostate specific antigen (PSA) concentrations were significantly lower at the end of the study compared with baseline levels in men consuming green tea . In addition, prostate tissue PSA protein expression was lower in en assigned to green tea consumption+ compared to men drinking water (control group,) at the end of the study. In addition, the immunostaining analysis showed that the nuclear factor kappa B, a marker of inflammation, was significantly lower in the men assigned to consume green tea compared to those in the water drinking group. Further research is planned.

Interviews with Bill Gottlieb, Andrea Beaman, and Ellie Peterson on Nutrition, Weight Loss and Meditation Now Available for Listening.

Sunday, April 29th, 2012

Bill Gottlieb, Andrea Beaman and Ellie Peterson were interviewed by Dr Carl O Helvie on the Holistic Health Show yesterday.

Bill Gottlieb worked for Rodale, Inc for 20 years in a variety of positions, has written 10 health books that have sold over 2 million copies, written hundreds of articles, and had extensive media experience.  More information was presented earlier on this blog or can be found at: http://www.billgottliebhealth.com

Andrea Beaman is a natural food chef, author and television host who has been a contestant on Bravo’s hit reality show, Top Chef, is a regular featured food and health expert on CBS news,  has been on several of the major  shows such as Barbara Walters, the View, and Whole Living with Martha Stewart radio, and written for many magazines such as Women’s Health Magazine, Whole Living, Forbes Traveler and others. More information was presented earlier on this blog and can be found at http://www.andreabeaman.com

Ellie Peterson is creator of an innovative technique that combines affirmations with meditation and yoga, and is author of Meditative Yoga ebook and Power of Positive Aerobics DVD. More information is available at: http://www.meditativemovements.com

Enjoy the Interviews Below:

Drinking Green Tea May Protect from Alzheimers and Cancer

Friday, January 14th, 2011

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A new study published in Phytomedicine concludes that regular drinking of green tea may protect the brain from developing Alzheimers and play a role in protecting the body against cancer. Using technology that simulates human digestion, researchers were able to evaluate the effect of digested green tea on the body and showed the protective properties of green tea previously shown in studies were still present following digestion. They found that green tea digested by enzymes in the gut produces a chemical that is more effective against the development of Alzheimers than the undigested form. They also found that the digested chemicals had anti-cancer properties and significantly slowed down the growth of cancer cells used in the study.

More information is available at:
http://www.entrynews.com/article/47740.html

Research Says Green Tea Does Not Prevent Breast Cancer

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

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Although past studies have shown green tea to be effective in protecting individuals from breast cancer a new prospective study found different results. In the study published in the October 28 issue of online Breast Cancer researchers studied data on green tea and the breast cancer incidence of over 53,000 women and found no inverse relationship between green tea consumption and breast cancer regardless of tea type, menopause status, or hormone receptor subtype. The adjusted ratio of 1:12 did not vary whether the women drank five or more cups of green tea per day or less than one cup per day with a P value of 0.60. The researchers concluded that their findings were consistent with those of three other prospective studies. More information can be found at http://www.doctorslounge.com/index.php/news/pb/15220 or http://www.physorg.comnews/2010-10-green-tea-breast-cancer.htm
or Moyoki Iwasaki, Manami Inoue, et al (2010) Green tea drinking and subsequent risk of breast cancer in a population-based cohort of Japanese women. Breast Cancer Research

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: www.oasisofhope.com

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 www.drdonar.com

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

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

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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: www.oasisofhope.com

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: www.drdonar.com 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.