This posting is mostly content from an Interview by Joseph Cooper, host of the show, Tropical Currents on WLRN radio in Miami Florida. I recommend you listen to the interview yourself at http://22.214.171.124:81/and select the podcast from Monday, March 15th. In this partial transcript I add some of my own comments. Though mostly I agree with and applaud what Dr. Servan-Schriberis doing to promote prevention of cancer and disease in general with Oncologists, some of his statements are in contrast to what I’ve learned from other reputable sources of which I will do follow-ups once I inquire with those sources for their feedback. I comment accordingly to those statements in this posting. Dr. David Servan-Schreiber wrote the book Anti Cancer- A New Way of life. Go to the website http://anticancerbook.com to read more about him. He is a clinical professor of neuropsychiatryat University of Pittsburgh. At 31, while doing an experiment in brain scans and a test subject did not show, he did the test on himself, to discover he had a brain tumor. He went through the conventional treatment of surgery and chemo and went into remission. However a few years later, he got it again. After repeating the round of treatments, he asked his doctors if there was anything he could do to prevent it again. They said not really, just keep getting checked, if it happens again, we’ll get it sooner for better treatment results. He was not satisfied with that answer so began doing his own research and learned what changes in his lifestyle; diet and exercise he could make to prevent a recurrence again. In his research he found the reality is you can help your body resist disease. What you eat can either slow down or prevent any disease, cancer or otherwise. In doing research, he learned that brain tumors are more common in young people. Part of the problem is that modern Oncologists do not see it as part of their job to see what patients can do to prevent of slow down recurrence. The reason we don?t all die of cancer is that although we all have cancer cells in the body, the immune system keeps it from being a problem. The point is to find the right diet that will strengthen your natural defenses.
The approach is to create a “Tumor Micro environment” to make the biological environment unpleasant for the growth/development of those cells. He says with brain cancer, you can never cancer free. Just a matter of keeping under control. He pointed out that Cancer for almost all cases is not genetic. There have been Cases of foster children getting cancer as per their foster parents. Children have the risk of adoptive parents, showing it’s lifestyle, not genetics.
The question was posed, why the increase of cancer over the last 40 years. Part the population is older, since people are living longer. Also screening for more than had been in the past. But cancer has been growing 1.5% per year in children. Other cancers like prostate and others have been increasing as well. Lifestyle changes, diet- avoid the obvious bad choices. Foods that slow down cancer growth (some are listed below), more activity, move on bike or walk instead of using a car. Stress management, pursue work that is most satisfying, or has most meaning to you. It’s been learned that stress does not cause cancer, but can help cancer grow. If you need help with your needs, call on friends or family to help out. Staying isolated is problematic.
How does one avoid quacks? Dr. Servan-Schreiber is much in favor of helping body as much as possible, however his opinion is that conventional treatment is the only proven treatment. He feels other treatments have not been proven. I will do a follow-up on this in a later blog posting but I’ve learned otherwise. He warns against anyone that tells you that conventional treatment is not proven. If they say that, beware. Those who say that if you don’t get better from their non-conventional treatment, you did not want it enough.
Make sure your diet moves away from refined sugar. Most problem sugar is from sodas, the corn syrup.
Cell phones can also be a problem. This cell phone comment relates to my previous post, we should all be conscious of this. Dr. Servan-Schreiber points out that the current research literature says there is no relationship between cell phone use and brain tumor. The problem here is the results of any studies had not taken place over a long enough period of time. Studies must be over 10 years or more. He points out that withcigarette smoking, it takes 10-20 years for any evidence of cancer to show up. He proposes the same is probably true with cell phones and that they are the “Cigarette” of the 21st century. He also proproses that 1 hour or more per day of cell phone use is considered a problem.
Here is some of his suggestions for disease prevention:
Drinking 3 cups or more a day of Green Tea for 50% reduction. Their Polyphenols kills cancer cells and prevents blood vessel growth, preventing tumor growth. Will lower blood pressure. Best to drink it outside of meals for better absorption.
Consuming Stone fruits daily.
Mind body links- don’t live long in helplessness. Use breathing techniques to reduce stress. Any Yoga breathing technique will do. Make sure to reach out to friends, do things with people you like, it’s better for your health than television.
Less cancer in Eastern than Western diet. Mushrooms are great for immune systems, especially Japanese mushrooms, consuming 2-3 times a week.
So the some of the diet biggies, Stone fruit, mushrooms and green tea.
With relation to Organic, vs. Non-organic? Recommendations are for more fruits and vegetables. No distinction of such is made. It’s less of a problem to get a little pesticides in your daily fruit and vegetable consumption than no fruits and vegetables at all. 80% vegetable is best diet. Cooking vs raw. Cooking won’t destroy most cancer fighting chemicals. Hope you find this useful.
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