Cancer and Diet: Foods that cause cancer

By now we all must recognize the elephant in the room that is the link between diet, lifestyle, and cancer risk. It is printed as a warning on packages of ‘food’ (processed, packaged, convenient, fast, food-like-stuff, AKA Standard American Diet) and on all forms of tobacco. Because of the carcinogens contained in our ‘food’ and the depletion of nutrients from …

Alternative & Integrative Approaches to Cancer Treatment

Alternative cancer treatments are treatments that do not follow or include any of the traditional medical protocols. Even though these treatments aren’t yet approved by any government agencies that are responsible for medicinal or therapeutic items, that does not diminish their potential benefits, non-toxic options, and potential for enhancing quality of life for cancer patients. Many of these alternative treatments …

DCIS is NOT Breast Cancer

Worldwide, breast cancer is not only the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women but it remains the most lethal of all cancers.  The American Cancer Society’s (ACS) predicts that in 2013 approximately 232,340 women will be newly diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in the USA. Of these new cases, 64,640 will be carcinoma in situ (CIS). The America Cancer Society …

Chemotherapy Causes Resistance & Spread of Cancer

Chemotherapy Causes Resistance and Spread of Cancer – IPT to the Rescue Peter Nelson of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle co-authored a study and published it in Nature Medicine this month detailing how chemotherapy not only produces resistance to chemotherapy by cancerous tumors but also stimulates its’ growth and metastasis (spread).  Approximately 90% of people with metastatic …

There Really Is No Debate

Although both animal-based foods and plant-based foods in totality may have the same macro-nutrients and even some of the same micro-nutrients, they do differ in both composition and structure. With that being said, it must be understood that there are no nutrients found in animal-based foods that cannot be better obtained from plant-based foods. For example, animal fats are all …

Cancer and Inflammation

I have come to view cancer as I view all conditions that deviate from optimal functioning, the only real definition of health. A tumor is a biochemical relationship between blood vessels, connective tissue and malignant (mutated, anaerobic cells). These three tissue types “talk” to each other and provide mutual support for their maintenance, which is why I have never found …

Breasts, Broccoli and Cancer

Breast cancer is the most prevalent cancer in the world today. More than 1.1 million women each year are diagnosed with breast cancer and over 200,000 of these women are Americans. These statistics are frightening especially in light of the fact that we are increasingly being told that genetics play such a major role in the development of cancer. The …