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  • 17 years ago, psychiatrist David Servan-Schreiber using a MRI scanner to test a research theory to test brain activity, he was 31 years old , going through a divorce, in a new relationship and then his coleages found him tumors (prefrontal cortex –size of a walnut).
  • Cancer changes your perspective on things-read page 27
  • The most virulent cancer cell is the S180 used for research-sarcoma. They produce cytokines (toxic substances that destroy the envelopes of cells-in mice the form tumors that double every 10 hours, they invade tissues and destroy everthing, grow rapidly in the abdomen and lymph and form fluids call ascites which is an ideal environment for S180 cells, they grow rapidly until they break down major blod vessels and burst them. When S180 were injected into mice, they lived approximately one month-the mouse would produce antibodies which were extracted for more experiments. Looked at the NK cells of breast cancer patients and those that the NK cells did not respond to tumor cells , ½ of those died during the 12 year study.
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  • Make a copy of the chart on page 61
  • Mice injected with breast cancer cells were less susceptible to chemotherapy when their insulin levels were stimulated by sugar, researchers believe we need meds to reduce insulin peaks and IGF in the blood Give handout of page 70
  • Read about pizza on page 77 and 78
  • Indians had low rate of lung colon and breast cancers thought to be linked with use of tumeric
  • Transcript

    • 1. A New Way of Life
    • 2.
      • Dr. Servan-Schreiber discovered his own brain cancer
      • He began studying people who beat the odds-lived well past their prognosis-especially those that changed their lifestyles
      • Found hope for those that genetics serve as a death sentence- lifestyle can change outcomes
      • Ex. Women with breast cancer gene who ate more f/v-up to 27 per week decreased their risk 73%
    • 3.
      • Men with the prostate cancer gene who consumed omega 3-rich fish at least twice a week were five times less likely to develop aggressive cancer
      • Women with the breast cancer gene born before WW II are 2-3 times less likely to develop breast cancer-scientist believe this is linked to fast-food intolerant genes
    • 4.
      • The story of Mighty Mouse
      • Injected with S180 cells directly into the abdomen and he kept living, they continued to increase his dose from 200,000 cells to 20 million cells and Mighty Mouse did not get cancer-other mice died in ½ day
      • His grandchildren have resisted 2 billion cells
      • Why? He had natural killer (NK) cells that took on the cancer cells immediately, these cells do not need prior exposure to seek and destroy
    • 5.
      • White blood cells can eliminate two billion cancer cells in a few weeks
      • Discovered that mice were carriers of cancer cells but their cells remained dormant-held in place by their immune system
      • Research suggest that cancer arises only from cells that find fertile terrain (one where the immune defenses are weakened), this would also answer why dormant cells become aggressive tumors when the immune system is down
    • 6.
      • They need to be treated with respect (well fed and protected from toxins)
      • Their commanding officer must keep a cool head (deals with emotions and acts with poise)
      • Studies show WBC’s work best when diets are healthy, environment is clean, and physical activity involves the entire body
    • 7.
      • Wound-platelets come to the rescue, release platelet-derived growth factor which alerts the white cells-then come the transmitters (cytokines) to repair, first they dilate the blood vessel, then trigger growth of the damaged vessel
      • This process is self-limiting which tells the new tissue to quit growing EXCEPT when cancer is involved, it does not stop and continues to grow into tumors
    • 8.
      • Cancer is a wound-repairing attempt that went bad
      • Some studies have shown that 1 in 6 cancers are linked to inflammation
      • Ex: Cervical cancer and HPV
      • Colon Cancer: Chronic Inflammatory Bowel Disease
      • Cancer of the Stomach: H pylori (ulcers)
      • Ovarian Cancer: Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
      • Liver Cancer: Hepatitis B or C
    • 9.
      • Inflammation stops Apoptosis (the suicide of cells) which causes overgrowth of tissues or tumors
      • Inflammatory tumors also neutralizes NK cells and white blood cells
    • 10.
      • Some studies show people who regularly take anti-inflammatory medications are less likely to get Cancer
      • (Advil, Ibuprofen, Celebrex, etc.) however some of these drugs are too hard on the cardiovascular system (Vioxx)
      • Manage Stress: Persistent feelings of helplessness, a despair that won’t let up,changes secretion of noradrenaline (fight or flight) and cortisol which both stimulate inflammation
    • 11.
      • Cancer needs blood vessels to grow.
      • New blood vessels are produced by angiogenin, Angiostatin prevents growth of new vessels, which was found in chicken embroys
      • New drugs such as Avastin are being developed (similar to angiostatin) however they have severe side effects.
      • Eating mushrooms and drinking green tea have anti- angiogenesis properties
    • 12.
      • Some of the Cancers that have increased the most
      • Prostate
      • Breast
      • Increased rates in younger patients
      • Cancer is found more in U.S. and Northern Europe, not as high in China or Korea however Asians in Hawaii have increasing cancer rates
    • 13.
      • Triggers the disease and goes on after the disease is started
      • Those diagnosed with Cancer often ask, “What could I have done to prevent it?”
      • What we know is that Cancer has increased since WW II
      • Increase in sugar in the diet since WW II
      • Changes in methods of farming
      • Exposures to chemicals
    • 14.
      • Before: diet of our ancestors was primarily fruits & vegetables, occasional meat or eggs, very little sugar and flour, no cereals
      • Today 56% of our calories come from food that was nonexistent with increases in:
      • Refined sugars
      • Bleached flour
      • Vegetable oils
    • 15.
      • Metabolism of malignant tumors has been linked to blood glucose levels
      • Foods with high glycemic index cause glucose levels to rise rapidly
      • The body then releases insulin to enable glucose to enter the cells.
      • Insulin secretion then releases IGF (insulinlike growth factor) which stimulates cell growth.
    • 16.
      • Agave Nectar: lower glycemic index than honey
      • A glycemic index less than 55 is good
      • Acacia Honey
      • Coconut Sugar: GI of 35
      • Xylitol: low in calories and linked to a decrease in dental cavities, does not cause blood sugar or insulin to rise
    • 17.
      • Shop only the periphery
      • of your Grocery Store!
      • Cookies and candies eaten between meals cause a rise in blood sugar and insulin
      • When eaten with other foods, especially vegetable, fruits, good fats such as olive oil, the process is slowed down.
      • Foods such as onions, garlic, blueberries, cherries, rasberries, or spices like cinnamon reduce the rise in blood sugar
    • 18.
      • Can Omega 6’s
      • Be the problem?
      • In 1976 American’s lowered their consumption of fats and obesity has increased 31% since then
      • Body mass in fatty tissue in infants under the age of one doubled between 1970 and 1990
      • You can not blame McDonald’s for making our 6 month old infants fat
      • Researchers are blaming the change in the character of milk.
      • The demand for beef and milk increased in the 50’s.
    • 19.
      • Buy Organic Milk
      • Recombinant bovine growth hormone
      • Cattle are not grazing as much as they did previously and corn, soy, and wheat are in the diet of cows which produces foods rich in omega-6-fatty acids and no omega-3-fatty acids.
      • Omega 6-fatty acids help stock fats and stimulate inflammation where omega 3-fatty acids reduce inflammation
      • Cows are treated with hormones to boost milk production which stimulates growth of fatty cells
    • 20.
      • Buy Organic
      • Trans Fats Increase Inflammation by omega-6’s
      • Chickens are fed more corn which produces eggs with more omega-6-fatty acids (up to 20 times more).
      • Margarine: most made from sunflower oil, soybean oil, & canola oil (which are all high in omega-6’s
      • While the use of margarine over butter lowered cholesterol, it increased inflammation.
      • Processed foods: contain hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated vegetable fats (trans fats) which do not grow stale
    • 21.
      • Avoid White Sugar & Flour
      • Reduce consumption of red meat and avoid processed pork-11 ounces per day
      • Avoid ALL trans fats (hydrogenated oils), use butter instead of margarine, use virgin olive oil and flaxseed oil
    • 22.
      • Cigarette Smoke
      • Plastics-especially PVC when heated
      • Use softer plastics like those used for mineral and spring water
      • Avoid Phosphates: found in SODA, processed meats and cheese spread
      • Avoid food contaminants found in foods such as:
      • Large Fish
      • Vegetables skins
      • Meat and milk
      • Air out dry-cleaned clothing
    • 23.
      • No real data yet
      • Use speaker phone
      • Text instead of call
      • Restrict cell phone use
      • Do not wear your cell phone
    • 24.
      • Green Tea: Drink several cups per day (no limit)-acts as a detoxifier and when combined with soy has protective effects against estrogen dependent cancers
      • Drink at least 3 cups of green tea per day
    • 25.
      • Use virgin olive oil in cooking
      • Eat olives, particularly black olives
      • Eat and drink soy products-they fight certain cancers and serve as a natural estrogen
      • Use Tumeric: yellow powder from curry, has anti-inflammatory effects
      • Mushrooms, especially shiitake, maitake, kawaratake and enokitake-have lenthinian which stimulates the immune system
    • 26.
      • Berries: blackberries, rasberries, strawberries, and blueberries-have ellagic acids which slows the growth of new blood vessels
      • Plums, peaches, and nectarines known as stone fruit have anti-cancer virtues
      • Citrus Fruits: tangerines, lemons, and grapefruit contain anti-inflammatory flavanoids in the skin so buy organic
    • 27.
      • Pomegranate Juice has been found effective against prostate cancer
      • Recommendation: one 8 ounce glass per day
      • Vitamin D3: 100 0 units of D3 daily-shown to reduce incidence of breast cancer, prostate cancer, and melanoma
      • 20 minutes of sun exposure per day to synthesize Vitamin D
    • 28.
      • Drink one glass of red wine per day-has polyphenols which slow cancer development and protect cells from aging
      • Eat one Square of Dark Chocolate every day (20 grams)-has twice as many polyphenols as a glass of wine