Tuesday, July 3, 2012

A whole new way to look at cancer prevention.

Well, I've gone through something of an information revolution.  It's been a while since I posted but it looks like I have a better understanding of what we should be doing to prevent cancer in the first place. Also, it looks like once we get a little cancer, the way to keep it from getting out of control is very simply avoiding consumption of animal products.  I read a lot of books that you will also need to read now.  Here's the list:

1) The China Study (by Dr. T. Colin Campbell)
2) Eat more weigh less (by Dr. Ornish)
3) Eat to live (by Dr. Joel Fuhrman)
4) Pritikin program for diet and exercise (by Nathan Pritikin)

Reading these four books completely reoriented me away from supplementing a toxic diet to eating a protective diet.  Good luck and please let me know if I can help by giving any additional information.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Adaptogens

Today I took my first dose of Panax Ginseng in many years, and with that burst of energy read about the relatively new class of therapeutic agents called Adaptogens.  This is a very interesting set of herbal-derived compounds.  It took the FDA until 1998 to even recognize the validity of the word.  It looks like these chemicals can be used to prevent cancer, improve sports performance and in the case of Rhodiola, stop depression!!  Incredible - please read more here:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adaptogen

Friday, March 2, 2012

Probiotics seem to be all the rage in the dairy section these days

I don't know if probiotics are quite as useful as mushrooms for kicking the immune system into high gear, but in the interest of giving a fair shake, I'll forward you to my favorite internet information source to learn more on the topic for yourself.  Sorry about the run on sentence but it sure flowed easily.  Blogging is especially fun when for once you don't have to worry about someone grading your work.  The only audience I want to reach is people interested in alternative methods of avoiding the awful Cancer :) have a great weekend.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Probiotic

Soybeans are somewhat controversial - decide for yourself

There is a lot of evidence supporting cancer prevention in large populations who consume dietary soy, but unfortunately there is some evidence of a connection to pancreatic cancer.  Heck, there are so many other things that are less controversial - just play it safe...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soybean#Carcinogenicity

Turmeric!

This common herb in mustard and Indian curries has shown promise in preventing cancer, but it seems that cooking it in oil is very important for bioavailability...here's one article: http://www.news-medical.net/news/2007/11/07/32343.aspx

Today I'll post about a bunch of immune stimulating foods "functional foods"

First on the list is ginseng - I read a book back in 1995 about medicinal herbs and unfortunately forgot the title...  But I do remember the author was conducting scholarly research in the US on small animals like mice testing many traditional Chinese medical therapies.  Turns out ginseng topped the list.  Here you can learn more about the amazing immune-modulating features of that tasty root.  http://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/ebm/record/21524666/abstract/An_acidic_polysaccharide_of_Panax_ginseng_ameliorates_experimental_autoimmune_encephalomyelitis_and_induces_regulatory_T_cells_

Sunday, February 19, 2012

More Information about Chaga

I think this is probably the top anti-cancer mushroom available, but I will be putting up more information in future posts about the many alternative cancer therapies available.  So I just finished looking at this site:  http://www.chagamushroom.com/medicinal_mushrooms.htm

Monday, February 13, 2012

Mushroom from Brazil against cancer.

This fungus is an edible mushroom that is also found to increase Natural Killer (NK) cells activity.  You could eat the thing whole if you want to - it's supposed to taste like almonds.  Or you can just take some capsules with ground-up mushrooms.  Apparently the naming is a little confusing, but learn more here:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agaricus_subrufescens

Funny looking fungus grows on a birch tree cures cancer?

For centuries this fungus was ground up and made into tea.  Current research shows it upregulates Natural Killer cells.  If I had a choice between getting irradiated, cut and put on chemo...versus drinking some tea made with this fungus?  It's an easy choice for me:  give me the tea.  Learn more about it here:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inonotus_obliquus