• Autoimmune diseases/ Exclusion diet/ Food intolerance/ Glutamine/ Health/ Immune System/ Immune system - healing/ Inflammation/ Ketogenic diet/ Leaky Gut/ Mineral Depletion/ Non Celiac Gluten Sensitivity/ Nutrition and Cancer/ Nutritional Medicine/ Paleo Diet/ Probiotics/ Sizzling Minerals/ Sugar Detox/ Wheat and Dairy Intolerance

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    There are so many ‘diets’ out there, so many weight loss supplements and we go through life trying them all. Often starting in our teens or early 20’s we follow the fads, low carb, high protein, low fat – we might try pills to curb our appetite,  block fat absorption, make us poop more but none of this has a lasting effect. I have never been really overweight, probably 14-20 lbs at certain times in my life and I have tried –

    The Mars Bar diet –

    The low fat yogurt and  black coffee diet

    The Cabbage Diet,

    The F Plan Diet – OMG! that was the start to many of my problems!

    The South Beach Diet……..

    It is possible to initially loose weight doing all of these but it is not sustainable and ultimately not healthy. As a Nutritionist I now know how damaging some of these dietary changes are with many of them slowing your metabolism and depriving your body of vital nutrients. The decades long Low Fat eating advice – even for those not over-weight, has been the most damaging and has resulted in an epidemic of chronic disease, insulin resistance and obesity. The move to convenience foods and fast food results in us eating highly processed foods that are actually nutrient deficient and if we are nutritionally deficient we get food cravings, hormone imbalance and lowered immunity. Many of these highly processed foods cause inflammation in the body. This might become evident by pains in joints, eczema, heartburn, IBS, fatigue, high Blood pressure, weight gain, Diabetes.

    Modern Lifestyle also adds to the problem with more stress, exposure to many toxins, drinking more alcohol, more snacking, less quality rest and sleep. Our immune systems suffer and we end up taking more antibiotics and all of these things can damage our digestive tract and cause even more long-term problems.

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  • Aspartate/ Brain - Gut Connection/ Butyrate/ Cancer Prevention/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ Exclusion diet/ Fibromyalgia/ Glutamate/ Glutamine/ Health/ Leaky Gut/ Nutrition and Cancer/ Wheat and Dairy Intolerance

    Weight, Gut and Sleep Problems?

    Weight, Gut and sleep problems

    Do you have a combination of weight, gut and sleep problems? If you have, you might not know how they are connected and how a new approach to eating could help.

    Your gut and brain are intimately connected as I have discussed  in ‘The Brain -Gut Connection‘. Many neurotransmitters are manufactured in the gut with Probiotic bacteria playing a crucial role. If the balance of bacteria in your gut is not right then levels of neurotransmitters like Tryptophan, Serotonin, and GABA that are produced can cause everything from brain fog and insomnia to ADHD and Epilepsy.

    These good gut bacteria thrive on fibre in the diet, especially non-soluble fibre which is often lacking in today’s highly processed diets. Having the right balance of high fibre, good bacteria and balanced blood sugar go hand in hand and therefore can be very important factors in controlling weight. Eating a diet with plenty of fibre and good fats also slows the digestive system and making you feel full for longer, happier and mentally sharper.

    Another very important substance in the gut that is produced by good probiotic bacteria and fibre is called Butyrate. Read More

  • Easy Salads/ Healthy Food/ Nutrition and Cancer

    Fabulous Easy Salads

    Easy Salads

    My favourite Easy Salads are packed with nutritional goodness, tasty with hot or cold food and very easy to prepare in advance. Eating your 5 a day is super easy with salads like these – even in winter.

    Red Winter Salad

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    Mix together lambs lettuce, quartered pre-cooked baby Beetroot, quartered Radishes, toasted pumpkin seeds and pomegranate seeds. It can be eaten as it is or topped with a favourite dressing like Honey mustard or a soft cheese. It is full of vitamins and antioxidants and tastes wonderful even on its own.

    Quick and easy Pepper and Sweetcorn Salad

    Quick and easy pepper and sweetcorn Salad

    A large jar of Roasted Red Peppers, a large tin of sweetcorn, season well with sea salt and black pepper and top with grated Parmesan cheese and Rocket and/or  Basil leaves.  A dressing of olive oil and a touch of balsamic vinegar just gives it an edge. If you have any left over try stirring in some cooked pasta for an instant lunch.

    Winter Coleslaw

    Winter Coleslaw Easy Salad

    Finely slice half a white cabbage and place in a bowl with 50 ml of white wine vinegar or rice vinegar, 2 finely chopped spring onions, sea salt and black pepper. cover with a plate. Finely slice half a red cabbage and place in a bowl with some sesame seeds, lemon juice, sea salt and black pepper. Peel and grate about 4/5 large carrots and 2 dessert apples then mix with some lemon juice. Then make a dressing with a large pot of natural yogurt (sheep or Goats milk yogurt is good if you are intolerant of Cows milk), 4/5 crushed garlic cloves, zest and juice of 2 lemons, a handful of chopped Coriander (Cilantro) leaves, and stir in 3 tbsp of Tahini paste. Top with smoked Paprika and sliced or chopped Spring onions. You can drain the white cabbage of any liquid that has accumulated and then mix all the other ingredients together but if you want it to look decorative for a party you can layer the vegetables as I have done and then top with some of the dressing but serve the remainder in a separate bowl for people to add to their own taste.

    Although this easy salad will take a little longer to prepare than the others it is possible to do all the prep and leave in separate bowls in a cool place and then construct it in a large bowl about 2-3 hours before use and it will not spoil due to the lemon and vinegar stopping the discolouration or oxidation. Any leftover shredded cabbage and carrot could be placed in a mason jar with sea salt and vinegar and left to ferment for a few days and this provides plenty of probiotic gut friendly bacteria to develop. Enjoy!

  • Cancer Prevention/ Cancer./ Health/ Nutrition and Cancer

    Cancer Prevention Month

    You might be wondering when Cancer Prevention Month is?

    So was I – apparently it is February.

    EVERY MONTH should be Cancer Prevention Month.

    At the moment each month has several Cancer Awareness campaigns – for instance November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness, Lung Cancer Awareness, Stomach Cancer Awareness and Carcinoid and Neuroendocrine Cancer Awareness. The purpose of most of these Awareness groups is to inform patients about early signs and symptoms and/or raise money for Cancer Research – nearly all of them are sponsored by drug companies. Do we, as the general public take much interest or even look at their information until we are personally affected by a specific Cancer – I think not.

    We are bombarded by some particularly scary and depressing advertisements on TV, awful media stories and very frightening statistics on a daily basis all of which seem to be based on fear so I felt that if my blog post had the title Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month most people would not read it and yet apparently the Awareness campaign suggests “it is the perfect time to talk about this deadly disease”!

    This is not the way to go if you want to educate and change the lifestyle and habits of a population.

    Nor is it enough just to tell us to eat 7 a day.

    There are as many cancers as their are parts of the body and yet the guidelines for prevention are similar for each.

    “At least one-third of all cancers are preventable. Prevention offers the most cost-effective long-term strategy for the control of Cancer” – The World Health Organisation

    • Do not use Tobacco – we know that smoking causes many kinds of cancer and not just in the person smoking
    • Obesity – being overweight is linked to many types of cancers
    • Inactivity – leads to poor Lymph flow around the body and inefficient detoxification so exercise daily.
    • Diet – it is vital to have a variety of fresh foods, vegetables and fruits on a daily basis and to limit the intake of processed foods, sugars, toxins and chemicals. We know that fresh foods contain many cancer fighting agents including Ellagic Acid (Berries), Quercetin (apples, onions, red grapes, citrus fruits, Broccoli, tomatoes, cherries) and Curcumin (Turmeric) to name just a few.
    • Drinks – avoid sodas, sweetened drinks and artificial sweeteners. Drink alcohol in moderation, although red wine has been shown to have some cancer protective qualities alcohol use is a risk factor for many cancer types.
    • Environmental pollution – our air, water and soil and even the ambient air in your home can be toxic. Become aware of the toxins you are being exposed to at home or at work and minimise your exposure. Change your personal care products to non-toxic ones, open windows whenever possible, don’t use harsh chemicals or air fresheners to ‘clean’ your home.
    • Radiation – Ionizing radiation and Ultraviolet radiation are known to be cancer causing and so limit exposure especially in children. Educate yourself on the risks/benefits of Mammograms and other screening procedures. Educate yourself on the risk/benefits of PET Scans (where radioactive sugar is injected into you blood).
    • Heavy Metals – in dental work, antiperspirants, shampoos, vaccinations, drugs (especially chemotherapy), joint replacements, exhaust fumes etc. Try to avoid as much as possible and then help your body detox.
    • Detoxification – today we are exposed to very high levels of toxins and we need to help our bodies to eliminate them. Adequate sleep, exercise, sweating, drinking clean water, having good mineral intake and eating high water content fruit and vegetables (organic or home grown if possible) and herbal teas. If the body can’t eliminate the toxins coming in then we get cellular damage and this is the start of the disease process. Good cell renewal is a necessity to stay healthy and cancer free. There are supplements that can aid the detoxification process, Milk Thistle, N-acetyl-cysteine (NAC), Chlorella and Quercetin plus natural plant derived Vitamins and Minerals. Support your digestive system with Probiotics and heal it if you have digestive problems, inflammatory bowel problems or Leaky Gut as it is your major organ of absorption and detoxification and also the centre of your immune protection. If you have had chemotherapy and/or radiation then it is very important to support your detoxification processes.
    • Stress – affects the way our bodies function, exhausts us of vital nutrients, causes poor sleep and adds to inflammation in the body which is a precursor to disease. Learn how to manage your stress.

    So don’t be governed by fear.

    Don’t think that all you can do is donate and hope that they find ‘a cure’.

    Know that you can do plenty to lessen your chance of falling ill and to cope if you do.

    Be Pro-active. Get healthy.

    Think Positively and believe that the lifestyle you choose will reward you in many ways.

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  • Adrenal Fatigue/ Cancer./ Energy/ Environmental/ Health/ Hyperthyroidism/ Hypothyroidism/ Mineral Depletion/ Nutrition and Cancer/ Sizzling Minerals

    Interesting Iodine

    iodine deficiency

    Iodine deficiency is a global health concern. The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that over 2 billion people may be iodine deficient with about 50 million of them suffering from deficiency disorders which can range from low energy, cognitive decline, thyroid and adrenal dysfunction to cardiovascular disease, fibrocystic breast disease and a variety of cancers, especially breast and stomach cancer. Research has linked Iodine deficiency with ADHD and Autism with rates rising dramatically over the last two decades. According to research in the USA Iodine levels have dropped by more than half since the 1970’s. Under production of the hormone thyroxine causes weakened neural connections in the brain/nervous system. Iodine is therefore especially necessary for pregnant women and the development of their babies.

    From about the 1920’s onwards many people were suffering the effects of iodine deficiency, sometimes developing a visible swelling at the front of the neck called a Goiter in adults and preventable mental retardation in children due to low levels of iodine in the soil and diet. Governments recognised the problem and decided to add iodine to table salt as a way of increasing iodine levels in the diet. Most salts do not contain enough iodine to rectify the problem and processed foods don’t have to contain iodised salt therefore coupled with the reduction in salt intake over the last 20 years we now have millions suffering deficiency disorders.

    Iodine and the amino acid tyrosine make up thyroid hormones that control metabolism, body temperature, heart rate and glucose and fat levels in the blood. Selenium, Zinc and iron are also co-factors for enzymes that contribute to healthy tissue in the body.

    Too much thyroid hormone results in hyperthyroidism – a high metabolic rate, rapid heart beat and often palpitations, feeling warmer than normal and excessive sweating. In extreme cases it can lead to muscle weakness and weight loss. Too little thyroid hormone results in hypothyroidism – with the opposite symptoms, slow heart rate, feeling cold, constipation, weight gain, dry skin and hair, muscle aches and weakness, depression and fatigue. Energy levels are affected via the thyroid adrenal axis  and so adrenal support is often needed as well as thyroid support.

    It is often confusing that Iodine deficiency can lead to both low thyroid function and hyperthyroidism but fortunately all iodine deficiency disorders and related health issues can be prevented and treated with adequate intake of Iodine. Anyone who has been diagnosed with Hyperthyroidism or Hypothyroidism, Hashimoto’s disease or Graves disease should work with their doctor to assess and correct their Iodine levels.

    These actions, generally promoted as being healthy, can also reduce your available Iodine –

    1. decreasing your salt intake
    2. using salt that has little or no Iodine
    3. being on a vegetarian or vegan diet puts you in an at risk group because plants contain lower iodine than animal and dairy products. It is hard to get even the minimum daily 150 mcg without eating seafood, eggs or dairy but eating small amounts of seaweed would easily correct this imbalance.
    4. sweating profusely while exercising means iodine can be lost in substantial amounts and that also applies to those that work in hot, humid environments.

    How much Iodine do we need? Read More

  • Health/ Inflammation/ Nutrition and Cancer/ Organic produce

    STRAWBERRIES – Wow facts!

    Strawberries have been traditionally connected to the Wimbledon Tennis Tournament since 1877 and here in the UK Wimbledon is synonymous with Sunshine, Strawberries and Fizz!

    So here are some Strawberry Wow facts!

    • 28,000 kilos of strawberries were consumed over the two weeks of Wimbledon 2014
    • Strawberries can be grown in varied climates from Sweden to Africa
    • it takes approx 30 days to go from flower to ripe fruit
    • they are low calorie (unless you add sugar and cream!)
    • they contain good fibre
    • more Vitamin C than blackberries or oranges
    • they contain Folate at about 25 mcg per serving
    • also Beta-carotene that is converted into Vitamin A
    • they should also contain the minerals Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Potassium if grown on good soil, as the Wimbledon Strawberries which all come from LEAF (Linked Environment And Farming) Farms in Kent.

     Health Benefits of Strawberries

    1. The seeds are woody, insoluble fibre that is good for gut health. Unusually the seeds are exposed on the outside with a strand of fibre that runs to the middle of the fruit. These fibres have been shown to bind to toxins and cancer cells and aid removal from the body. see BeatCancer.org
    2. They contain phytochemicals that can help decrease blood pressure and be protective against heart disease
    3. They have antiviral, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects and are thought to be good for kidneys/bladder

    Specific Benefits of Strawberries on Cancer Read More

  • Environmental/ Health/ Healthy Food/ Mineral Depletion/ Nutrition and Cancer/ Organic produce/ Toxin free products

    Does ‘Organic’ mean Healthy?

    Does ‘Organic’ mean healthy? A good question as some people may see the word Organic on a product and assume that it is automatically a healthy choice when this may not be the case.  If you are looking to buy natural produce like meat, vegetables or fruit then to buy Organic is preferable for reasons I will discuss below but is organic sugar healthy or organic soy?

    This was highlighted for me this week when I read about a Lawsuit in the USA against an Organic Infant Formula that carries the USDA Organic logo because of 26 ingredients that the prosecutors claim should not be in Organic food. The USDA Organic seal means that at least 95% of the ingredients need to be organic. The list of ingredients on the Infant Formula are Water, Organic nonfat milk, Organic Maltodextrin, Organic Sugar, Organic High Oleic Sunflower Oil, Organic Soy Oil, Organic Coconut Oil and then less than 0.5% of the remaining ingredients that may not all be desirable but mainly are made up of Vitamins, Minerals and Amino Acids necessary for human health and brain development. I admit that if Breastfeeding is not an option it is difficult to know what formula would be best for your baby but it is necessary to look beyond the ‘Organic’ label and research what you feel would be best for your baby. I would not want to feed mine Maltodetrin because it is a highly processed grain starch with a glycemic index of 130 (as opposed to sugar at 65), Soy oil as soy bean allergy is one of the more common food allergies as well as acting as a hormone disruptor, also babies should not be fed Non-fat milk as they need the the milk fat and cholesterol and the fat soluble vitamins that it contains.

    For more information on choosing good infant formula click here.

    Processed foods labelled Organic are still frequently highly processed and may contain high levels of sugar, highly processed grains or hydrogenated fats that are definitely not healthy. I would encouraged you to read even more labels on food! Do not assume that anything from face cream to energy bars are good for you just because they are ‘Organic’. On the other hand I believe it is important to buy Organic fresh produce as much as you possibly can.

    Why you should eat Organic and support Organic farming for the good of your health and for the good of Planet Earth.

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    Farming has changed dramatically over the last 50 years. Soils have become devoid of nutrients and life and crops are grown continuously for high yield with the addition of artificial fertilisers that frequently contain only 3 minerals NPK, herbicides, pesticides, fungicides the use of hybridised crops or GMO, genetically modified crops.

    Healthy soil is a living entity containing earthworms, centipedes, beetles, microbes, a good complement of the 90+ minerals, air and moisture. Researchers are increasing recognising that the health of our own human microbiome in our gut is essential to good health our health is dependant on the quality of the plants we eat and the optimization of the soil microbiome. It is the soil we need to feed and nurture not just the plants.

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    Organic Farming develops healthy soil by rotating crops, using compost, manure and green crops such as clover that are ploughed back in and have the benefit of reducing soil erosion from wind and rain and nutrient loss by secreting sugars and enzymes back into the soil.

    • Organic Farming standards differ worldwide but generally feature practices that promote ecological balance and conserve biodiversity with Synthetic pesticides and chemical fertilisers not allowed.
    • Organically approved pesticides may be used under certain limited conditions.
    • A study in 2014 showed that Organically grown crops contained 17% higher polyphenols (antioxidants that work in the body to enhance health and to reduce inflammation in complex ways) 69% higher Flavanones (which have an effect in preventing cardiovascular disease, cancer, neurogenative diseases like Alzheimer’s and improving bone health).
    • Pesticide residue was found in 7% of Organic samples and 38% in non-organic samples. 4x the amount.
    • Organic meat production requires that animals should only be fed certified organic food with no animal by-products, not given hormones and that antibiotics are only used when necessary.
    • Organic chicken has higher levels of healthy Omega3 fatty acids.

    Demand for Organic products has been growing and is up by more than 170% since 2002 and is currently growing by 15-20% a year and yet you will probably be surprised to learn that only 3.8% in the UK and 3.9% of land overall in Europe is Organically farmed. Land generally has to be farmed with Organic methods for at least three years before it can be classified as Organic. In the last year there has been a Worldwide awareness and outcry against the use of chemicals and pesticides that have been shown to impact our health.

    You might like to watch this Glyphosate Is Spreading Like A Cancer Across the U.S.

    So will you make more effort

    to Buy Organic?

    Grow your own?

    Visit Farmers Markets?

    Protest against the use of dangerous chemicals in our food chain?

    Just demand better, healthier food?

    I really hope so for our health and the health of our beautiful planet.

     

  • Alternative Medicine/ Cancer./ Health/ Immune system - healing/ Nutrition and Cancer

    The Truth About Cancer – Review 3 Treatments

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    The Truth About Cancer video series discussed many treatment options and I will attempt to review most of them and give links to where you can find more information than was possible here. If I have omitted any then please add details and links in the Comments section at the end so that we can make the information complete. My aim with these 3 reviews was to present as many facts as possible from the video series and present them in a shortened form as a guide or for anyone who missed it. Or visit thetruthaboutcancer.com  where you can buy the series.

    The series quoted that ” 86% of Oncologists say they would not give themselves, or their families the drugs that they use” and then discussed the many and varied approaches that are being used.

    “We need to know how to work outside the box, how to get strategically creative and pursue better results than traditional methods are offering…” Andrea Nakayama Functional Nutritionist.

    They showed 7 key principle areas for helping patients tackle their cancer. Many of these overlap in treatments

    1. Alternative Cancer therapies
    2. Stimulation of the immune system
    3. Detoxification
    4. Nutrition
    5. Anti-microbial therapy
    6. Emotional support
    7. Oxygenation

    Cancer starts in a toxic body with a stressed or suppressed immune system therefore it is important to optimise physiology and to support the body in healing itself. This is obviously the opposite to conventional therapy of surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy that all inflict more damage and damage the immune system but some people feel the way forward for them is to integrate conventional and healing treatments to improve the outcome. For instance surgery followed by therapies other than conventional.

    Here are a list of treatments that are designed to support the body:

    • Hyperthermia – heat kills cancer cells so warming the body and sweating help with detoxing and killing cells. Infa-red Saunas were recommended.
    • Parasite cleanse – Parasites if present can weaken the immune system and deplete nutritional status so a cleanse using herbs and spices such as Artemesia, cinnamon, garlic, black Walnut etc. can help.
    • Bowel health – establishing plenty of good bacteria in the gut with sufficient fibre and probiotics will improve detoxification and the immune system health.
    • Liver Cleanse – to optimise liver function, Epson salts, olive oil and fruit juice cleanses can help. See Liver Cleanses
    • Coffee Enemas – came highly recommended but this does not just mean taking your morning coffee by a different route! For more information go to Mind Body Green or for a video on how to use one.
    • 100% Raw Diet – for 90 days (organic) plus supplements to aid detox such as Glutathione and NAC
    • Hippocrates  SoupRecipe
    • Pancreatic Enzymes – for an in depth explanation go to Dr.Sircus 
    • Fulvic Acid and Minerals – go to Fulvic Acid for information from Dr. Daniel Nuzum
    • No Sugar Diet – which also includes low carbohydrates so as to keep the blood sugar low. Cancer thrives on sugar and an acidic environment.

    TREATMENT PROTOCOLS

    1. The Gerson Therapy – Coffee enemas, juicing, rest and organic meals using these FOODS
    2. The Budwig Diet – Flaxseed oil and cottage cheese diet
    3. The Forsythe Immune Protocol here
    4. Montgomery Cancer Center Alabama where they use advanced Carmichael Imaging to target treatment.
    5. Dendritic Cell Therapy see info and canceractive.com
    6. Intravenous Vitamin C Therapy – info and canceractive.com
    7. Intravenous Laetrile or eating apricot kernels info at cancertutor.com/laetrile/
    8. Insulin Potentiated Low Dose Chemotherapy ( IPTLD) A low dose of chemo (10%) plus insulin to lower the blood sugar.  More info.
    9. Photo-dynamic Therapy  – uses photo-sensitizing drugs  along with light to kill cancer cells.
    10. Iscador Therapy – is mistletoe extract that is injected under the skin more info.
    11. Anti-neoplastic Therapy – Burzynski Clinic uses epigenetics to enhance the immune system but he is unable to say any more due to legal restrictions.
    12. GcMaf – see my previous Post on GcMaf or  https://gcmaf.se and more info GcMaf (Globulin component Macrophage Activating Factor) Treatment involves GOleic supplement, 10,000iu D3 a day, a diet of white meat, fish and vegetables with no sugar or carbohydrates plus a probiotic yogurt called BravoProbiotic. on their website they list the 5 main causes of cancer: 1. Too much sugar 2. Lack of Vitamin D3 3. Poor nutrition lacking in amino acids and minerals 4.Lack of oxygen and exercise 5. Severe shock or stress. There have been many clinical trials and several are ongoing in various parts of the world see Japan and as far as I can tell this is the most promising discovery so far in that it works with nutrition and a substance that is naturally in the body to activate the body to recognise and kill the cancer cells. It also follows the same principles that are now being used to treat a multitude of chronic diseases and GcMaf has also been used to treat diseases as diverse as Autism and Rheumatoid Arthritis.

    Disclaimer. I personally am not recommending any or all of these treatments, I am only reviewing the information that I have seen. I do have personal experience of some of these treatments but have not included that information because every patient and every cancer is different and everyone has to make their own decisions about the treatment that feels right for them.

    Many of these treatments do not have published scientific studies but do have testimonials over many years . Others have Clinical research papers but it appears that the more successful the treatments, the more they generate adverse publicity and counter claims by many agencies. This makes it extremely difficult for the cancer patient to know what is best but as The Truth About Cancer states – follow the money trail. Big Pharma do not want anyone to succeed with alternative treatments that they cannot get patents for. Do your on-line research but don’t waste your time reading Government agency reports or general media coverage. Try to find the places where the therapies are being offered, to how many patients, for how long and the standard of medical care and expertise in those clinics. The other factors that can influence your decisions are location and cost. Many of these treatments may not be available in your country or even if they are the cost may be prohibitive but there is much information here that you can take action on yourself. Support is also growing massively with organisations like The Truth About Cancer bringing together Professionals to educate us so that we can make more informed decisions and find the right professionals to help. Thank you to them and I hope that through my website I am able to reach the people that may not have had the chance to watch the original series.

  • Cancer./ Health/ Immune system - healing/ Inflammation/ Nutrition and Cancer/ Supplements

    The Truth About Cancer Review 2 – Supplements

    The Truth About Cancer

    In The Truth About Cancer many supplements were mentioned and it can be confusing without more information and so I will review them here and add sources of naturally occurring nutrients and appropriate dosage for supplements.

    VITAMINS

    Stress was placed on eating well to provide as many nutrients as possible but some vitamins may be needed in greater quantity than can be consume, especially if the appetite has been affected.

    The fat soluble vitamins A and D, E and K affect and regulate the immune system and may need to be supplemented. They can be stored in the body. They do not work in isolation and therefore require all fat soluble vitamins to be present.

    Vitamin A

    • Retinol and Beta-carotene are the naturally occurring forms of vitamin A.
    • It is essential for normal immune system function of  – Neutrophils, Macrophages and Natural Killer cells. It is also essential for T cells, cytokines and production of antibodies.
    • Necessary for healthy eyesight, mucous membranes as well as synthesis of protein and tissue development.
    • Good Natural sources are liver, fish-liver oils, cheese and butter for Retinol and for Beta-carotene – carrots, apricots, canteloupe melon, parsley, spinach, kale and sweet potato.
    • Supplement dosage for adults can be taken as fish-liver oil capsules or liquid and 10,000 iu is adequate with up to 25,000iu if recommended by nutritionist or Doctor. High dosage can cause headaches and nausea.

    Vitamin D  

    • Essential for correct immune system function.
    • It can be synthesised from cholesterol in response to sunlight on the skin.
    • it is a steroid hormone that effects the expression of more than 200 genes
    • it is essential for mineral metabolism
    • it regulates the absorption and transport of calcium, magnesium and phosphorus
    • it regulates serotonin for mental health and digestive function
    • it helps control cell growth
    • studies have shown it may prevent cancer and especially breast cancer
    • it regulates T and B cell function, macrophages and dendritic cells
    • it helps to assimilate vitamin A
    • good natural sources are oily fish and fish-liver oils, dairy products
    • Dosage for adult supplement varies between 1,000 iu and 10,000 iu  too much can cause nausea and vomiting, sore eyes, itchy skin, irregular heartbeat, high blood pressure and kidney damage.

    Vitamin E

    • an anti-oxidant vitamin
    • helps provide the cells with oxygen
    • aids the maturation of T cells in the Thymus Gland
    • anti-inflammatory
    • helps the skin heal and prevents scaring
    • good natural sources are wheat germ, soy-beans, broccoli, leafy green vegetables, eggs, oats, almonds, butter, sunflower oil and seeds
    • Dosage of Alpha Tocopherol can be safely taken 1,000 iu or on practitioners advice up to 2,000 iu

    Vitamin K

    • there are two types of Vitamin K. K1 (phyloquinone) and K2 (menaquinone)
    • important for tooth and bone health
    • anti-oxidant
    • boosts immune function
    • anti-inflammatory
    • essential for the formation of blood clotting factors
    • good natural sources pasture raised animal meat, fermented foods and can also be produced by the micro-flora in the gut when enough leafy green vegetables are eaten.
    • not as well stored as other fat soluble vitamins.
    • Dosage of synthetic Vitamin K is not recommended above 500 mcg but improving gut health and taking probiotics with the right nutrients in the diet should provide adequate unless there is chronic diarrhoea.

    Water Soluble Vitamins

     Vitamin C

    • Extremely important as an antioxidant and in controlling inflammation.
    • It is also necessary for the absorption of iron.
    • important for healing wounds and burns
    • supports immune system function and helping in preventing infections
    • it works best with bioflavinoids, calcium and magnesium
    • Sometimes given in large doses intra-venously as part of cancer treatment.
    • Good natural sources are fresh fruit and vegetables – citrus fruits, Kiwis, tomatoes, broccoli, leafy green veg and bell peppers
    • Not stored in the body in humans therefore daily intake important
    • Dosage from 1 -4 grams orally per day but the higher dose can cause diarrhoea. I/V dosage can go much higher without this side effect and not be toxic.

    Vitamin B

    • 8 numbered B vitamins all of which are important for cellular metabolism
    • for supporting detoxification through the methylation cycle
    • for the formation of red blood cells
    • the body doesn’t store the B Vitamins and they are depleted even faster when the body is under stress
    • Better to take as B-Complex as they work synergistically
    • sometimes Laetrile is called B17 although it is technically not a vitamin (see treatments in next post)
    • good natural sources are red meat, offal, beans, oatmeal, brown rice, leafy greens, fish, egg yolk, avocados, sunflower seeds, prunes, nuts, milk, yogurt and apricots.
    • Dosage as Vitamin B Complex is usually 50 mg to 100 mg (short term) at higher dosage there is a reported risk of peripheral nerve damage

    MINERALS

    The minerals mentioned frequently on The Truth About Cancer were

    • Chromium – important for blood-sugar control and fat metabolism. Found in Liver, wholegrains, cheese, molasses, mushrooms and egg yolk Dose 100-200 mcgs under normal conditions
    • Selenium – essential for the action of up to 30 enzymes that protect the body from oxidative damage and the repair of DNA. It is considered to protect against many cancers. Found in Wheat germ, tuna fish, onions, tomatoes and broccoli but many soils are deficient and therefore the plants grown are as well. Fresh Brazil nuts are usually a good source. Dose 400 to 1000 iu as L-selenomethionine and with Vitamin E for best effect
    • Potassium – necessary to transport carbon dioxide by red blood cells, for electrolyte balance, water balance, stabilises internal cell structure. Good sources are avocados, leafy green vegetables, bananas, dried fruits, juiced fruit and vegetables, nuts, potatoes and molasses. Not taken as a dietary supplement but may be prescribed with diuretics or those that are loosing a lot of body fluid for other medical reasons.
    • Iodine – helps prevent against the toxic affects of radiation, produces thyroid hormones, and is considered to be protective of tissues against cancer, especially breast tissue, thyroid tissue and brain tissue. Found in fish and seafood, seaweed, pineapple, raisins and dairy produce. It can be taken as Lugol’s iodine drops in water or painted in a patch on the skin where it will be absorbed.
    • Silica  – required for the formation of connective tissue, collagen and mucous membranes
    • Silver – acts to kill bacteria, viruses and some cancers. Can be taken by mouth or sprayed on the skin.
    • Sulphur – needed by many biochemical processes in the body. Necessary component of all proteins, many enzymes and antioxidant molecules. Critically important for the detoxification pathways. Found in all the onion and garlic family. Often taken as MSM.
    • Zinc – one of the most important trace elements in our body and often one of the first to be wiped out by cancer. Lack of smell or taste is a classic symptom of deficiency. It is necessary for fertility, hormones, immune system, growth, energy metabolism and red blood cells. It transports carbon dioxide and is necessary for vitamin A metabolism and transportation. Good sources are offal, meat, mushrooms, seeds, nuts, oysters, eggs, and wholegrain products. Supplementation should not exceed 30 mgs on its own as it can unset the balance of other minerals so would require increased copper, iron and selenium.
    • Iron – essential mineral for the transportation of oxygen around the body and the removal of carbon dioxide. Also forms part of many enzymes. Necessary for immune function, required by the liver and and protects against some free radicals. Found in Liver, kidneys, red meat, cocoa powder, beans, dark chocolate, shellfish, nuts, pulses, broccoli and egg yolks. Best taken as organic iron and with vitamin C.

    Other Antioxidants and anti-inflammatory supplements  useful in Cancer treatment and prevention.

    • Resveratrol is helpful in modulating the immune system and a potent anti-inflammatory. It is a polyphenol found in red grapes, red wine, and berries. At low doses it can stimulate the immune system and it is also a phytoestrogen so it is best to only supplement with the help of a functional medicine practitioner.
    • Quercertin  a flavenoid and also a phytoestrogen  has anti-inflammatory properties but can also inhibit dendritic cells. Research shows only small amounts are needed by the body. It is contained in Apples, onions, tea, capers, red grapes, citrus fruits, raspberries, broccoli, tomatoes and cherries.
    • Astragalus a herb used for over two thousand years in Chinese medicine and used in some hospitals now to help promote recovery from the toxic effects of radiotherapy and chemotherapy. it boosts the immune system, treats burns and hepatitis. It has anti-cancer properties. One US study showed that it helps the body differentiate between healthy cells and cancer cells. Dosage is 2000 to 3000 mgs per day taken with meals.
    • Wormwood  Artemisia has strong anti-parasitical and anti-fungal effects and has an oxidative effect on cells so may help kill cancer cells. Also works as an anti-malarial.
    • Beta-glucans are sugars (polysaccharides) that are found in the cell walls of bacteria, fungi, yeasts, algae, rice, oats and barley. they are used in the treatment of cancer and many other diseases for their ability to boost the immune system. MGM-Biobran is a supplement made from rice bran. Mushroom extracts also contain Beta-glucans – see my post on The Magic of Mushrooms and mushroom extracts.
    • Proteolytic Enzymes were found to inhibit growth of certain cancer cells in 1900 and yet the research was not generally accepted until years later. These enzymes now form part of some cancer treatment regimes.
    • Fulvic Acid  talked about by Dr. Dan Nuzum  on The Truth About Cancer, often claimed to be the most powerful antioxidant to help the body  fight cancer. Fulvic acids come from humus or compost remains of vegetable matter. They can contain many minerals with high active carbon and high molecular oxygen in such small size as they can pass through cell membranes. It is thought that when added to chlorinated water they actually can change into some toxic, cancer causing agents. If taking as supplements then it is important to use filtered or Spring water.
    • Salvestrols are plant derived compounds called phytonutrients that when combined with enzymes convert into a form that is toxic to malfunctioning cells.
    • Medical marijuana in some form, is now available in many Countries because it has been shown to have pain relieving and anti-cancer properties. Most patients with cancer want to carry on as normal a life as possible and would not want to be ‘stoned’ all the time and unable to drive etc. therefore marijuana without the euphoric inducing effect could be more beneficial as a treatment.

    I hope that this information will help anyone suffering from cancer or wishing to take steps to prevent it. I would like to add that minerals are best taken as plant derived natural source that contains at least 60 minerals that work together to maintain a disease an ailment free body. I would personally recommend Sizzling Minerals and for more information on a video go to www.healthcoach2000.com

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    The Truth About Cancer – Review part 1

    Natural Cancer treatment

    The Truth About Cancer  a review of a series of 11 videos presented by Ty Bollinger. I have watched them and would like to review the information given over the next 4 Posts, not just as a Nutritionist but as someone who has been through a lot of the processes with my husband who had Sarcoma.

    If you missed all or some of them you have a few hours this weekend 11th/12th April to catch up by going to this link

    The Truth About Cancer

    The Purpose of these videos was to Educate, Expose and Eradicate and they have certainly served the purpose of educating and exposing to all who watched by providing an abundance of evidence based, less toxic treatments. Now we need to spread the word so that we can move towards eradicating cancer. Up until now anyone who chose not to go down the harsh route of surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy could feel isolated and lacking in support, even by their own relatives. Hopefully this series has started a Worldwide movement to improve the availability of information, improve cancer outcomes with or without traditional treatment and education for everyone about prevention of cancer. As stated in the series this information is only to inform and should not replace the medical advice from a physician who knows you and your condition. Some of the treatment regimes mentioned are controversial and may need further investigating.

    The series of 11 videos covered a massive amount of information on

    1. Nutrition
    2. Supplements
    3. Natural treatments and protocols
    4. Alternative Medical approaches

    They also Exposed the bad medical and nutritional advice so often given to patients – probably the most common being that you need plenty of calories from Dairy, Carbohydrates and Sugar to counteract the weight loss associated with conventional treatment. Many people on the series talked about trusting your instincts, about what feels right for you and mental positivity.

    The Truth About Cancer has to be known. With more than 1:3 people having this disease in their lifetimes we are all affected and yet much of this information has been suppressed for years but The Truth About Cancer has made an impact. With the right knowledge we all should be to be free to choose.

    FOOD, NUTRITION AND DETOXIFICATION 

    First and foremost the main message was SUGAR feeds cancer and that also includes white, processed carbohydrates and alcohol. Keeping your blood sugar lower but level is key to fighting cancer.

    Getting as much nutrition into the body as possible. A nutritionally deficient body is a toxic sponge. Cancer is a disease of an already sick body whose detoxification pathways and immune system have been under pressure.

    Detoxification should target the following systems in this order

    1. Bowels
    2. Kidneys and urine
    3. Breath and skin
    4. Lymph movement
    5. Liver and blood

    1. Bowels – Raw vegetable and berry juicing with lots of fresh, organic vegetables and salads. Coconut. Probiotics. Coffee enemas.

    2. Kidney’s and urine – drink plenty of spring water and eat or juice watery fruits and vegetables like cucumber, melon, water melon, kiwi – including all the seeds. Coconut water.

    3. Breath and skin – helped by exercise, deep breathing, skin brushing, Saunas, steam rooms to detox through sweating.

    4. Lymph movement – rebounding one of the best ways, yoga inversions, massage. We have eight pints of blood that is pumped around the body but twelve pints of lymph that needs our help by movement.

    5. Liver and blood – Silymarin, Dandelion, wheat-grass. Coffee enemas to keep the liver working, especially when there is a heavy tumour load.

    Cancer fighting Foods for Optimal Nutrition

    • Berries – Vitamin C, Ellagic acid, Polyphenols are all good anti-cancer foods. Pomegranates, Raspberries, Strawberries (have special fibres that run from the outside seeds into the fruit and help bind to 90% of toxins making them easier to eliminate), blackberries, blueberries etc.
    • Fruit seeds – contain amygdalin that has been shown to have anti-cancer properties. Apples seeds have some but Apricot seeds or kernels have more. These substances have been used for many years as alternative cancer treatment  and are sometimes called B17 or Laetrile.
    • Iodine containing foods – fish and seafood, seaweeds, algae spirulina and chlorella (also contain Polysaccharides that help cellular communication and help identify rouge cells), raw garlic and pineapple. Low iodine is a cause of fibrocystic breast disease. Supplement with iodine if you are eating a large amount of raw cabbage, Brussel-sprouts, broccoli and cauliflower as these foods are antagonistic to iodine.
    • Mushrooms – many types of mushroom boost the immune system and are anti-cancer especially shittake
    • Beets and radishes – contain Anthrocyanins that can kill cancer cells. As do blackcurrants, elderberries, black olives, figs, red grapes, red plums, blueberries, red onions, red cabbage and Avocados.
    • Virgin Olive Oil contains polyphenols – anti-oxidants. as do Pecans and Walnuts.
    • Sulphur containing foods, onions, garlic, broccoli and sprouting seeds block cancer cell formation.
    • Turmeric and Green Tea contain polyphenols that are anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory.
    • Ginger, Black Pepper and Curcumin and Ayurvedic Formulas can improve synergy and healing.
    • Organic Vegetables – good source of minerals and so are alkalising – carrots, spinach, chard, kale, onions etc.
    • Zinc – one of the most important trace elements found in offal, meat, mushrooms, seeds, nuts, oysters, eggs.

    Next Post will be on Supplements for help with Cancer treatment and immune boosting.

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