Category Archives: Cancer Therapy News

News related to Cancer cures using alternative therapy methods, in particular related to the budwig diet and omega 3

Can having more fun fight Cancer

I know it has been a while since I have written anything, but I am not going to go into the excuses!

So today I was sent a really interesting piece of news saying that being socially active can help prevent cancer, not as ridiculous as it may seem. Some research at the Ohio State University showed that mice with an enriched living conditions and a boosts in their social life!! Shrank their tumors and with some completely disappearing altogether.

The article can be read here if you have a subscription but if not the Health Ranger does an excellent review here

I think therefore it goes to prove that it is all a balance and in recent years, we are all moving to far to one side giving cancer more opportunities to take hold.

So the answer is to live like a monk, well it may be extreme, but don’t laugh and read this article from the Times back in 2007. Compelling proof that cancer can be avoided, but in the 21st century it is near on impossible to live like a monk.

Omega 3 in Baked Beans!!

It goes from the sublime to the ridiculous, thank heavens for a common sense article from www.hc2d.co.uk stating that foods fortified with omega-3 are close to useless, when you consider how much you have to eat to get the same amount for just a portion of oily fish.

It is all just fancy marketing, well I suppose we have to be thankful that people are beginning to wake up and realise that diet is the biggest killer or saviour depending on which way you lean!

I for one have taken on the changes in hc2d, sometime back I wouldn’t say I am perfect but I have quadrupled my intake of water, I eat fish  two times a week, load up on plenty of fruit and vegetables and I have replaced most of my sugar intake with honey.

The hardest thing for people is to change their habits, but when you know how much of a difference it can make and from what I have read at least a 50% reduction in chances of catching various diseases including cancer, it was enough to even include broccoli for me, wonders never cease

Omega 3 makes you happier!

I have to admit I was a little surprised with this headline, but I thought it was certainly worth following up and bring attention to it here.

It is fascinating what can be attributed to Omega 3 these days and although we can see a scientific correlation to cancer in particular in controlled scientific research, I have to admit I find the above statement is a little hard to swallow.

The more you read this article on Omega-3 the more it seems rather circumspect. In truth I am I am not convinced as cultural differences I am sure are at play here, rather than diet.

I would be interested to hear from people from the Far East to get their point of view.

Iron deficiency effects mental proformance

Please bear with me on these posts, I suppose I am just trying to find my voice, if that makes any sense I have no idea.

Well maybe I just need to take more iron, but seriously since starting this blog I am more aware of the effects of nutrition on our body so each time I pick up some new info I am keen to pass it on.

So on this occasion it is in regards to this article, Can Dietary Supplements Boost Brain Power? What did catch my eye was these 2 paragraphs, I will let it speak for itself

More recently, however, a handful of studies have indicated that certain dietary deficiencies may negatively affect brain function, and that supplements could be used to correct these deficiencies. Iron deficiency, for example, has been associated with poor mental performance. A study published last year in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that women of reproductive age (18 – 35 years) who had low levels of iron in their blood performed more poorly on tests of attention, memory, and learning that those who had sufficient levels of iron.

When the iron-deficient women were treated with iron supplementation, their scores improved. Although the biological mechanism for this improvement is unclear, one possible explanation is that low levels of iron can negatively interfere with neurotransmission. Similarly, low levels of the omega-3 fatty acid DHA, found in fish oil, may contribute to Alzheimer’s disease.

Yoghurt can prevent cancer!!

Is it me or what, I just seem to keep hearing how our diet can prevent cancer. Maybe it is because I am looking out for it, but I cannot be sure.

Nonetheless the more I hear about various food stuffs having positive effects in the fight for cancer, for me it just gives more credibility to “The Budwig Diet”.

So to hear this recent article from the daily mail on Yoghurt helping in the prevention of cancer it certainly gives more credence, although in truth Jane is talking about calcium in our diet, but for me I was pleased to see that low fat doesn’t loose any of its percentage of calcium and in the case of skimmed milk it has more.

And just yesterday there was an article from the Telegraph, no less saying that extracts of broccoli, cabbage and brazil nuts can fight cancer and get this they even say:

Compounds from the vegetables mixed with selenium, which is contained in Brazil nuts, have been shown to prevent the skin cancer and work better at attacking tumours than conventional treatment, researchers said.

The case for alternative treatments just seem to keep building.

Natural Omega 3, from Algae!!

I thought this was an interesting article, although there seems some confusion in the way it is written. If I have it right Ocean Nutrition in Canada are about to turn Algae into Omega 3, which will be a fantastic and a much healthy step than using fish.

At the end of the day our fish stocks are being depleted enough by over fishing, so anything that can help reduce the dependence on fish for this vitamin then it has to be a good move.

More on this can be read over at The Chronical herald of Canada.

Omega-3 in Animal feed

I have to admit I am not sure about this latest research where a French company Valrex have started trials on enriching feeds with extruded Linseed, to me it just seems to defeat the whole object. Apart from it being a complete waste of money!

You can read more on this over at First Science.

The second article really is just more comfirmation in case you think you needed it. The Canadians seem to have just realised that Cardiovascular Disease accounts for the death of more Canadians than any other disease.

What is interesting that over the last 40 years as lifestyle have changed they have seen this rate reduced.

“Research tells us omega-3 fatty acids offer a number of cardiovascular benefits, including reducing hardening of the arteries, decreasing triglycerides, protecting against irregular heartbeats and lowering blood pressure,” said Michelle Latinsky, registered dietitian and nutrition specialist for Jamieson Laboratories. “In addition, omega-3s reduce inflammation and help support overall health.”

You can read more of this article over at Miramichi Leader

A practicing Doctors Experience with Omega-3

I came across this article from the Ellsworth Maine website written by by Dr. Benjamin Newman M.D., I thought I would post the full article here as I build info on the peoples experience with using Omega-3 in their diet.

What made this particularly interesting is that it comes from a practising Doctor, which helps to give credibility.

Friday, January 30, 2009
For years I have recommended the use of omega-3 fatty acids to my patients with very favourable results. In general, omega-3s can be an extremely helpful adjunct to conventional medicines. If I could only recommend one supplement to my patients, it would be this one. Omega-3s have been studied for over 25 years in literally millions of people. It would be easier to discuss what omega-3s are not good for, rather than the benefits.

The usefulness of omega-3s is based on their ability to decrease the inflammatory process and make platelets in the blood less sticky, much like aspirin does. The final common pathway for heart disease, cancers, and many other diseases is inflammation. There is no known dietary requirement for omega-3 fatty acids, but many population studies have shown that those who have high blood levels of omga-3 fatty acids have significantly less incidences of:

* Atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries)
* High blood pressure
* Angina (chest pain)
* Diabetes
* Depression

In my own Family Practice I have found that that rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, diabetes, migraine headaches, elevated triglycerides, and chronic anger have been improved with the supplementation of omega-3s to the diet. There is much evidence-based data that support my personal experiences.

What are the good sources of omega-3 fatty acids? Fish in general, but particularly coldwater fish such as herring, mackerel, anchovies, salmon, cod, and sardines are high in omega-3s. The fish that gives the “biggest bang for the buck” in terms of nutrition are sardines packed in olive oil. Not only are sardines a rich source of omega-3s, but also an excellent source of vitamin D, protein, and calcium. It is almost the perfect food. I wish I had recipes that would make sardines appealing to more people.

The best vegetarian source of omega-3 fatty acids is flaxseed. The seeds must be ground to release the most fatty acids as possible. Ground flaxseed also has the added bonus of providing high protein and fiber to the diet. I find ground flaxseed is best utilized in yogurt, oatmeal, soups, and health drinks. Nuts, and soybeans are also a good source of these fatty acids. A great book with more information about flaxseed and some pretty good recipes is The Flax Cookbook: Recipes and Strategies for Getting the Most from the Most Powerful Plant on the Planet by Elaine Magee. My wife, Sharon found a wonderful salad dressing recipe for the use of flaxseed which is included at the end of this post.

Only your healthcare team can determine what dose of omega-3 fatty acids is optimal for you. I would caution anyone that is about to have surgery to stop taking omega-3s at least ten days before surgery, as it can promote bleeding in some individuals. If anyone has questions about other topics that they would like me to address, please feel free to email me at: topdoc@thevillagedoc.comThis e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Balsamic-Flaxseed Salad Dressing

1 Tbsp. whole flaxseed
2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
3 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
3 Tbsp. water
1 Tsp. Dijon mustard
1 Small clove of minced garlic
Freshly ground pepper to taste

Flaxseed may seem like a surprising addition to a salad dressing, but not only is this an easy opportunity to incorporate flaxseed into your diet, it has a pleasant nutty flavour and will give the dressing a good coating consistency. This is a great dressing for any kind of salad greens and it will keep in the refrigerator for up to one week. Be sure it is covered.

To prepare, place flaxseed in a spice mill or a clean coffee grinder. Grind to a course meal and transfer to a small jar with a tight-fitting lid. Add remaining ingredients and shake or whisk to blend. Enjoy!

Can Water Cure Cancer?

dr_batmanghelidjAn interesting question and because of this I became more aware of alternative medicine, or the cures we are not told about.

In truth we are told continually how by eating the right foods and drinking water can have superb benefits, but what is more amazing is we pay no notice.

I digress a little and although I cannot say water can cure Cancer, I am confident to say that it will help and best part of all it is free.

The only thing to remember is our body is made up of 75% water and we generally drink just 1 glass a day. The result is dehydration and then our body reacts in different ways.

I myself tested this amazing product and for the last couple of months, I have gone from less than a glass a day to 2 ltrs a day. The result is I no longer feel tied and I feel full of life. If you do not believe me try it or watch this video below, but hey what have you got to loose.

And it is all thanks to Dr. F. Batmanghelidj or Dr. B as many call him.

Also if you want to see many testimonials then visit www.watercure2.org

Head in the Sand!

I have to apologise as I must have had my head in the sand when it comes to diet and its affect on our health. I have only really became interested since the so called conspiracy to hide Budwig´s findings on curing cancer, but in truth by sheer logic you would come to this conclusion anyway that it works.

Everywhere I look I see info on protecting our bodies from cancer, but we just do not want to listen.

The truth is that with all this info out there about this vegetable helps this and that helps that, why on earth has there not been another scientific study on the Budwig Diet and if there is I have not seen it.

I suppose you could draw your own conclusions on this, if it didn’t work the big pharma companies would love to keep us on their expensive drugs, but if it was AGAIN proved to work, well you can just imagine the repercussions.

So why did I write this post, because I came across this news article from the Livingston Daily 15 Budget Foods to Keep You Healthy and others!