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Top 10 Things that Prevent Cancer – Transcript
[00:00:00] My name is Dr. Mitch Kennedy. I’m a naturopathic physician here in Avon and at the University of Connecticut health center in Farmington. And tonight we’re here at Granby village health owned and operated by Lori Lee Love.
[00:00:15] We’re doing these talks at small independent health food stores because we believe that they are what support the local community and create community around health and wellness. And we want people to patronize them and support them as much as possible. So that’s what we’re doing. Tonight’s talk is, top 10, top 10 things you can do to prevent cancer and yes, cancer is preventable.
[00:00:38] You don’t hear a lot about cancer prevention, only in the media kind of bits and pieces or in waves of fashionable statements, like when, Katie Couric got her colonoscopy, everybody’s talking about colonoscopies and colon cancer, and we have breast cancer month and we have colon cancer month and lung cancer month, but cancer is definitely preventable.
[00:01:00] It is one of probably about 65 to 70% of chronic diseases that are known to be affected by diet and lifestyle. So if you take all the big long-term diseases that we have, like arthritis and osteoarthritis and heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s Parkinson’s disease, those are all, diet and lifestyle-related.
[00:01:28] 65 to 70% of all these long-term diseases that create a demand for very expensive healthcare at the end of our lives could be prevented with proper nutrition and exercise and lifestyle. So we’re going to talk about how to do that for cancer. I’ve got 10 things. There’s probably. At least another 10 things, you know, certainly if you walk up and down these aisles, you’ll see lots of good things that you can incorporate into both your diet and a nutritional supplement regime that would help prevent cancer and prevent other diseases.
[00:02:06] So, but to keep it focused tonight, we’re going to pick the 10 that I think are the most powerful and maybe somewhat, not so well-known and, discuss a little bit of why and how they work.
1 – Sugar
First thing, limit your sugar intake. Okay. Do any of you have a rough idea of how much sugar the average American consumes or the average amount of sugar an American consumes on average per year?
[00:02:38] Yeah, it’s, it’s huge. I’ve seen figures ranging from 13 pounds to 30 pounds. Yeah. And that’s not counting fruits. That’s just refined white flour, white sugar, not, I don’t think they even count, corn syrup, which is of course in a lot of different things. Sugar has two major influences on cancer.
[00:03:03] One, it stuns the white blood cells in the body. They help to maintain surveillance of other cells in the body. Most people probably don’t know this, but you’re creating precancerous or cancerous cells in your body every single day. And your immune system finds them and takes care of them. Right. And so if you have the materials to keep that immune system moving and active and, recognize what’s right, and what’s not right, it will do some work for you.
[00:03:38] and a lot of that comes down to things like, you know, are we getting good nutrition? Are we being exposed to chemicals that might cause us to change, our DNA or RNA? Are we doing things to our bodies that put them under a great deal of stress, and sugar is one of those things. When you eat sugar, you get a sudden rush of energy.
[00:04:03] You get that sugar rush. But that also coincides with a depression in the activity of white blood cells. And so it stuns them. A lot of people get sick after Halloween. They get sick after Christmas or after Thanksgiving, they get sick after new year’s. That’s a combination of the stress, the weather, and the diet, the diet being high in sugar.
[00:04:25] So that’s the first part of the sugar equation. The second one is that tumors, once they get started feed on sugar, almost exclusively. Okay. So one of the leading treatments is to deprive tumors of sugar. And there are drugs that do that. There are diets that you can do, and, injectable therapies, and things you can get over in Europe that will deprive tumors of sugar.
[00:04:54] And if you do that, then they can’t grow because that’s what they need to grow. So limit sugar intake. No white refined sugars. Obviously, that’s the first one. Secondly, would be to search out and eliminate corn syrup. Corn syrup actually has mercury in it. And the reason it does this is the process of taking the corn and extracting the sugar and making it to SERP requires a lot of heat, a lot of chemicals.
[00:05:27] As a result of one of the chemicals, this residual element of mercury gets introduced into the syrup and its very small amounts. But if you take a look at your standard grocery store and you look at all the things down there that have corn syrup and, you know, the sodas and the waffles and the maple syrup and, you know, pancake mixes and the biscuit mixes and the bread as just day after day, after day, you’re getting hit with these tiny little bits of, of pollution.
[00:06:00] Mercury in particular. And so if you can eliminate that corn syrup, you’re doing yourself two favors: one, you’re doing the sugar elimination and elimination of toxic metal from your body.
2 – Fiber
[00:06:17] Increasing fiber intake. Everybody pretty much knows that that’s a good thing to keep the bowels moving. One of the reasons why is that the large intestine is our main excretory path for metabolized toxins.
[00:06:45] So let me back up on that. When you breathe in something like diesel exhaust or cigarette smoke. Take a drink of alcohol, or let’s say you’re exposed to paint fumes. If you’re painting something, you breathe that in and it gets into your bloodstream that goes through the liver, the liver processes it and dumps it out into either the urine or into the bile.
[00:07:12] The bile goes into the intestines. Part of that bile is used for digestion and part of that is excreted with the bowel. So if you’re not having a good bowel movement, then you know, if you’re constipated, that stuff that’s sitting in, the colon is going to get reabsorbed. And so you’re going to be reabsorbing things that are supposed to be getting out, things that could potentially cause cells to become mutated and divide rapidly and cause cancer.
[00:07:43] If you wanted to spend another couple of hours here with me, we could go into environmental medicine, which is a field of toxins in the environment, how they affect our health and what kind of diseases they cause. Our exposure to these chemicals and our inability to get them out of the body is another big reason that we have many of the diseases we do.
[00:08:06] Increasing fiber increases the mass of the bowel movement. And increases the force of contraction of the large testing, large colon, and helps us get a good, big bowel movement out and with it, all those waste products.
How much fiber should we have? 25 grams. US RDA fiber allowance is 25 grams. A gram is about the weight of a paperclip.
[00:08:47] However, if you look at the studies that people have done on preventing colon cancer, the optimum is 70 grams. Yeah. That’s almost two and a half times more. And most people don’t get that. The average American gets about 10 to 1300. That’s one of the reasons why we have a lot of colon cancer.
How can you get more fiber, whole grains, fruits, and vegetables?
[00:09:20] Ground flaxseed. You get some nice, fresh ground flax seed from here in the health food store. Take it home. Keep it in your fridge or freezer. Take a couple of scoops out, put them in the coffee grinder, and grind it up. Nice and fresh. Add that to anything you want. Put it on soup, and on oatmeal.
[00:09:41] You can just put it in a glass with some water and drink it. That has an amazing ability to bulk your stools and also, bind estrogen metabolites. So the other night we were here, we were talking about menopause and one of the things that many times happens in women in menopause is they don’t clear the metabolites from the little bit of estrogen that they’re still producing.
[00:10:09] And so because of that, they start to have hot flashes and night sweats and other kinds of unpleasant symptoms. Ground flaxseed is a great way to bind those up and get them out of the body. A couple of tablespoons will do it.
[00:10:31] Does Vitamin C help? If you give someone enough vitamin C, they will have a loose bowel movement. So it’s great for constipation. It draws water into the colon. But, that only be temporary because when your body will get used to that amount of vitamin C and then you’ll have to take more to get the same result.
3 – Vitamin D
[00:10:58] My next big favorite to prevent cancer is vitamin D. And, a couple of years ago, you didn’t hear about vitamin D at all. but recently in the last two years, it’s made a lot of news. There’s been a lot of good research. That’s come out, studies that have been well-conducted and controlled a lot of epidemiologic studies, which are studies on large groups of people to look at their levels of vitamin D.
[00:11:26] And then the overlay on that would be the incidence of certain types of cancers, in those areas. And what they found is that vitamin D is connected to eight different types of. So, if you are low in vitamin D you’re at more risk for eight different kinds of cancers, if you have adequate levels of vitamin D, you can prevent eight different kinds of cancers.
[00:11:56] Let me say it again. Eight different kinds of cancers. That is a lot of different kinds of cancers, and some of them are really big ones like breast cancer, colon cancer, prostate cancer, ovarian cancer, and lung cancer, I believe there are studies on pancreatic cancer, skin cancer, and cervical cancer. So, yeah, so a lot of reproductive cancers, you know, the breasts, the prostate, the uterus, and the cervix.
[00:12:30] That’s because the vitamin D molecule has a structure similar to a lot of the sex work. And the sex hormones can stimulate or inhibit, cell proliferation in those organs.
How much vitamin D do you need? You need enough to keep your blood levels at about 70. 70 is the number because that’s the number that a lot of the studies have been done on cancer prevention.
[00:13:03] If you get blood lab tests back, you’ll see the normal range runs from about 30 to a hundred. And so chances are good if you go to a conventional doctor and they run vitamin D and you come back at 30, they’ll say, oh, you’re fine. No problem. And that’s true. You’re not going to develop rickets, which is the extreme nutritional deficiency of vitamin D but you won’t be preventing eight types of cancer.
[00:13:28] 70 is the minimum, in micrograms per deciliter of blood. It’s sort of like a parts per million kind of a unit. yeah. And so, you just need to know the number, you know, like when you get your cholesterol number and people say I’m 200, all you need to know is your number.
[00:13:55] You want to be at 70 or a little bit higher. It would be fine. You know, vitamin D is very safe, with a very low threshold of toxicity. It can build up. I usually tell people to take 2000 a day from September to May. and then at the end of the winter, early spring, we usually test again to see where they are, because if they go through the whole winter, taking vitamin D and they still haven’t raised their number then they should probably take vitamin D for the rest of the year. And they should maybe look into, either the absorption in the gut or possibly the genetic defect, which is known to occur in some people, the inability to have the vitamin D bind onto the receptors.
Vitamin D can also play a part in treating high blood pressure, wintertime depression, bone strength, all sorts of aches and pains are sometimes treated with vitamin D. It’s a really essential vitamin and it’s cheap and it’s easy to get hold of and it’s very safe.
4 – Multivitamin
[00:15:04] Next thing is a multivitamin. How many of you take a multivitamin every day? Or a B-complex vitamin. Well, if you don’t, you should go see Lori and she’ll set you up. the reason you need a multivitamin, some people say, oh, I get everything I need for my food.
[00:15:32] Well, do you eat a complete and balanced meal every single day? Every single meal? No. Most people say “I don’t have the time to cook, then I’ll have the time to sit down and eat some other time”. Maybe we don’t feel like eating or we don’t feel like cooking. So we tend to grab what’s easy. And then of course, if you go out to a restaurant, are you getting the freshest, cleanest, most nutritious food? Probably not. So, we have the basic nutritional deficiency in our food and our diet.
[00:16:02] Then we have our lifestyle, which is, as we all know, stress-free and calm and peaceful. Right? Never get any arguments? Never get any frustrations, right? That’s not your life.
[00:16:26] It’s not mine either. So we have to respond to those stress hormones that get created when we’re frustrated.
And then, there’s what I had mentioned earlier. All the chemicals that we use in our environment, you know, we’ve got the cigarette smoke and the barbecue smoke, and we’ve got the exhaust and we’ve got off-gassing from carpets and paints and perfumes and air fresheners.
[00:16:55] And all those things have to be processed by. Not to mention if we’re eating non-organic foods, we’re getting pesticides. And we might be getting genetically modified foods, things that our body may not know what to do with, and it has to process. So we need vitamins to do that. Because this organ over here, the liver is the main powerhouse for cleansing the blood and getting rid of the stuff that shouldn’t be in the blood, and to do that, it needs primarily B vitamins.
[00:17:27] If you want to make it even more clear, cut, and simple, take extra B vitamins. So that’s folic acid and riboflavin thiamine by it. And pantothenic acid. You can get those in a B complex vitamin a multivitamin will also give you a little bit of E a D a maybe some minerals, maybe some selenium. Those are all good.
[00:17:56] How do you know if you’re taking a good multivitamin?
[00:18:16] Well, since there’s no real regulation of the dietary supplement industry, In short, concise words, ‘you get what you pay for’. Don’t get your vitamins from Costco or big box stores or online. Get them from small health food stores. Get them from other doctors that have their own medicinary areas like naturopathic physicians or integrative medicine doctors, because quality matters.
[00:18:49] If you buy from a reliable source, you’re going to know that what’s on the label is what’s inside the capsule at the amount that’s supposed to be. And that it’s not old and expired and that there isn’t anything that shouldn’t be in there, like mold or pesticides or heavy metals, or sometimes even pharmaceuticals. There are a lot of things that get passed off in the lesser quality supplements because nobody checks.
[00:19:21] For example, things that are, very similar in name, but very different in how they act can get confused at the level where you’re buying cheap vitamins, because nobody checks to make sure that the type of vitamin you’re taking is the one you should be taking or that this herb that’s supposed to help with your brain is actually the same species as the one that really does help with your brain.
[00:19:47] So pay a little more. At a place where you know that you can count on the quality and that’s how you know. What you want now on top of that, you want things in capsules because capsules dissolve quicker and the powder inside disperses easily or liquids. If you get a liquid multivitamin or liquid, mineral supplement, it will be absorbed better. So you’ll get more out of that.
5 – Cruciferous Vegetables
[00:20:22] Number five is cruciferous veggies. So things like broccoli and cauliflower and Brussels sprouts and cabbage. These have a compound in them called indole-3-carbinol and they help with the metabolizing of estrogens. And so this is pretty specific for breasts. But, it also may have an impact on prostate cancer because prostate tissue is influenced by estrogen and testosterone.
[00:20:55] What these compounds inside the cruciferous vegetables do is they make the hormones metabolize to a safe pathway, a non-cancerous pathway. If you lack these compounds in significant quantities, then the hormone may go this way or it may go the other way. In which case it may cause more stimulation of cells that could become cancerous.
[00:21:28] Indole-3-carbinol is a supplement you can take. But you can get it also from eating broccoli and Brussels sprouts. I’d say, you know, if you’re just preventing, you know, if you’re not actually trying to treat something, you can get away with maybe one to two servings a week.
[00:21:52] Not too many people like Brussel sprouts, but I do. And, you know, we had a president who didn’t like broccoli. And so, you know, we’re kind of pushing the boundaries when we start saying, eat cruciferous vegetables, but they’re really good for you, really, really beneficial. Okay. The next topic is huge and we can do a whole night just on this.
6 – Antioxidants
[00:22:15] This is the antioxidants. What do antioxidants do?
[00:22:24] Thank you. Free radicals. Yep. Yep. You are a very smart crowd!
Diseases of inflammation, which include arthritis, type two diabetes, cancers, and heart disease, are conditions where the body’s process of healing has gone awry and is constantly creating chemicals that cause irritation throughout the body generating these free radicals. Antioxidants will quench the free radicals and calm down this inflammation.
[00:23:04] So in the case of cancer, you have these cells that are rapidly multiplying. They’re not very well organized. They might look totally different, but still, be a breast cell or a prostate cell, or a colon cell.
[00:23:23] If you are generating all these cells and they’re feeding off of the sugar that we talked about, (sugar is also pro-inflammatory,) we’re creating this whole area around the cell that is inflamed. And one of the benefits to the tumor is. When things are inflamed, they get read, right. And that redness is blood coming to the area, right?
[00:23:53] So the tumor needs blood to grow. So it releases these proinflammatory things called cytokines and interleukins, and it’s actually quite remarkable. It has mechanisms to sort of sustain itself once it reaches a certain mass and if we take antioxidants, we are counteracting the activity of those chemicals that the tumor puts out.
[00:24:21] So what are our antioxidants while we’ve got vitamin C, right? Citrus, oranges, lemons, limes, grapefruit, and kiwis. We’ve got vitamin E, that’s fat-soluble, vitamin A, which is fat-soluble, and vitamin D, which is also an antioxidant to some extent. Then we’ve got things like CoQ 10, right? CoQ 10 is an antioxidant that’s actually inside each, in every cell of our body.
[00:24:57] So by keeping adequate amounts of that, we get protection at the inside of the cell. And then there are things like berries, right? Blueberries, blackberries. Cherries any of the dark fruits. Those dark fruits have chemicals like proanthocyanidins, anthocyanins, and lutein. There are thousands of different antioxidant compounds in these fruits and they all act on different pathways, there are six or seven different oxidative pathways that typically happen in the body. And so there are classes of antioxidants that fit just those pathways. And if you are only taking vitamin C, you may only be addressing one pathway. So you want to take a blend of antioxidants.
[00:25:59] How much should you have? You should have, at the very minimum five. And the very best would be seven to nine servings of fruits and vegetables a day.
[00:26:15] That’s a lot that essentially means we all should be trending towards vegetarianism in order to prevent our chronic diseases.
[00:26:27] Fruits have natural sugar and fruits such as blueberries are actually mildly hypoglycemic. So that means the sugar that is in them is counteracted by other compounds in the berry so that it doesn’t raise your blood sugar as rapidly as if you were to take just a teaspoon of white sugar. So I’m not too concerned about most people eating more fruit.
[00:26:51] We’re talking about prevention. so that’s a whole different world than if you actually have cancer.
[00:27:24] If you’re trying to prevent Alzheimer’s, then obviously you’re going to mix your fruit with your vegetables and the rest of your meal. If you’re going to become a fruitarian and you’re just going to eat fruit all the time, that may not be good for you if you are already diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.
[00:27:40] But fructose from fruit is different from glucose, which is different from sucrose. There are different types of sugars. Some of them break down very quickly and some don’t.
[00:28:01] The glycemic index is an estimate of how quickly a substance will convert from its carbohydrate form into a simple one. Which is basically taking the large carbohydrate molecule and chopping it into little bits. They always rate potatoes as a hundred. And then you compare everything against the potato because a potato breaks down very quickly, things like, yams don’t break down as quickly as the potato does, which is one of the reasons why sometimes people use yams as part of their diet when they’re trying to control their sugars.
So that’s, those are antioxidants. And like I said, we could spend a couple of hours talking about antioxidants because there are just so many, I mean, selenium is a trace mineral and it’s also an antioxidant, alpha lipoic acid, which you can take as a supplement, is also an antioxidant.
[00:29:04] There are just so many different things that are out there that do this process that you just need to make sure that you’re getting a variety of them all the time.
7 – Exercise
The next thing, number seven, is exercise. And the reason exercise prevents cancer is many, many, many fold one. It helps regulate the cortisol rhythm in your body and the melatonin rhythm in your body.
[00:29:26] These are two, what are called circadian rhythms – daily rhythms. Cortisol is low at night and high during the day. And cortisol is the fight or flight hormone. Right? You know, someone cuts you off, you go, “darn it!” That’s your cortisol getting pumped up. Then, you’re under a stressful deadline to get here on time to give a talk. And, the cortisol gets going.
Cortisol should follow a curve so that you can go to sleep at night. Because if you were pumped up on cortisol like this all the time, you’d never be able to sleep.
Opposite the cortisol rhythm is the melatonin rhythm.
[00:30:11] Melatonin is high at night and low. During the middle of the day, melatonin is the sleepy hormone it’s created by the pineal gland of the body. It gets disrupted when you travel by jet or if you do shift work. And it’s one of the main things that are out of alignment when people have trouble sleeping.
[00:30:33] There’s an interesting, actually fascinating correlation between melatonin rhythm in shift workers and the prevalence of breast cancer. In fact, the University of Connecticut hospital is the nation’s leading researcher of this phenomenon. There’s an extremely high prevalence of breast cancer in women who work second and third shifts.
[00:30:56] After years of research, they finally come down to the fact that it’s the melatonin rhythm that has a dominant role. It’s so interesting that melatonin is also an antioxidant and when I’m doing a co-treatment or adjunctive treatment of cancer for people, I use melatonin at very high doses for exactly that reason.
[00:31:22] But at small doses, it reinforces the rhythm of the sleep patterns. So when you exercise, you reinforce that rhythm. Exercise pumps blood through your body and gets cortisol going for your exercise routine. And it tires you out so that when night time comes, you’re ready to sleep and when you sleep, you heal. So, that’s really important.
[00:31:46] A lot of people think that they have to sleep because they are tired, but they don’t realize that they have to sleep because they need to heal every day. You know, all the wear and tear on your body, eating things you shouldn’t eat or drink and things you shouldn’t drink or whatever. Feeling frustrated, you need time to rest, recharge and heal yourself.
[00:32:05] And we only do that when we’re in the parasympathetic mode, right? Sympathetic mode is the fight or flight parasympathetic mode is the feed and breed. Okay? When you’re relaxed, when you’re eating slowly and in a calm manner, or when you’re sleeping, you’re in the parasympathetic mode, and you’re healing.
[00:32:28] To get a good balance between those two nervous systems, you need to exercise because it helps retrain the nervous system to feed and breed.
How much exercise? The minimum is 20 minutes, three times a week, better if you’re doing it every day. If you do it every day, you’ll increase your metabolism at a consistent rate. And that will aid in weight loss. And that will aid in more permanent changes. If you can only manage three times a week, then you’re going to kind of maintain your status, but not necessarily improve.
8 – Sleep
[00:33:23] And then on the other side of exercise is sleep. So sleep is number eight and sleep is vastly, vastly underrated.
In this country. Everybody is tired. The studies that sleep scientists have done on people show that we can store a memory of how much sleep we got for at least three weeks. So if you got a bad night of sleep. Your body remembers that for at least three weeks.
Now you might be asking, why three weeks? It’s because, in order to figure this out, they have to put people into experimental sleep chambers and deprive them of sleep. And it’s considered inhumane to do that for longer than three weeks.
[00:34:12] So we really don’t know how long the body remembers. When it didn’t get enough sleep, you know, is it just three weeks or is it a month? Is it six months? Is it six years? But we know that the body has a memory of how much sleep it hasn’t gotten. And so if you can consistently get eight hours a night, you’re going a long way towards reinforcing those rhythms.
[00:34:36] Everybody, with only very rare exceptions, needs eight hours of sleep. Elderly and young children need more, teenagers tend to need more, people in their late teens, all the way into their early sixties and seventies can get by with eight.
[00:35:09] If it feels like you need a nap. You should probably take a nap, take a siesta.
In addition to quantity, we also need to talk about the quality of sleep. Quality of sleep means how hygienic our sleep environment is. Is there noise? Are there other people or other beings like dogs or cats interrupting our sleep? Is that that alarm clock, you know, glowing right at our face all night long and a good test for the light levels is to hold your hand out in front of you. And if you can see your fingers wiggle, there’s too much light in your bedroom. So you might have to put up room darkening shades.
[00:35:57] You might have to, maybe even sleep with an eyeshade. The melatonin hormone is created right behind the eyeballs at the pineal gland. So, it’s very sensitive to changes in light because the light comes in through the eyes and can actually send impulses past the gland when it goes to the visual cortex in the back of the head.
[00:36:25] So good sleep hygiene, and proper amount every day helps prevent cancer.
9 – Stress
Numbers nine and 10 are somewhat similar. Nine is stress management. We’re never, ever taught in school how to manage our stress. No, you can’t go through life without there being stress. So the best you can do is learn how to manage it.
[00:36:48] Cope. There are lots of ways you can do it. You can do it with yoga, Tai Chi, and deep breathing exercises. If there’s a long, long list and everybody’s different. So everybody might need a different one.
If you don’t have any of these skills, start learning them now, because the more stress you’re under, the more cortisol gets produced, the more inflammation gets produced, and the more likely you are to develop a cancer. So that’s the kind of a direct chain not to mention that cortisol also suppresses the immune system, just like sugar does.
10 – Emotions
And then, a component to this, which is not usually talked about, is the spiritual or forgiveness component to it. Are any of you familiar with Louise Hay and her work?
[00:37:42] Louise Hay is a medical intuitive. She’s been doing this for 30, some odd years. She has a number of books. She lectures on PBS during their fundraising quite frequently. There seem to be correlations between certain belief patterns and the development of certain diseases. And so if you want to know more about that, I’d suggest looking up Louise Hay and checking into her.
There are a number of other people who also say similar things to this, holding grudges or, playing the same pattern in reaction to stress or playing out the same pattern in a relationship, can create changes in the body. That’s the core philosophy behind this is that what you think is what you become. So if you’re an angry person all the time or a grumpy grouchy person all the time, you’re going to eventually have an irritated liver.
[00:38:50] In Chinese medicine the emotion of anger corresponds directly to the liver. And you can read, in literature, when they say, “he was a bilious character”, for example, it references bile and the bitterness of bile.
There are a lot of contextual types of ideas that come down to healthcare and when we’re talking about preventing disease and preventing cancer, you have to do the exercise and the eating and the nutrition, but you may want to dig a little deeper, too, into your thought and the emotions they cause you.
[00:39:27] You have to get down into that mental and spiritual component and the energetic component. And that’s really what we’re talking about is energy. So, the concept of forgiveness is an easy one, too. Grasp and explain. So if there are things you’re holding on to, try and exercise and forgive and see if that lightens your load and takes your mind off of problems that you might otherwise be continually turning over and, and, kind of solidifying into, a physical entity.
[00:40:01] Kind of a deep thing to end on, but that is the 10 big steps to prevent cancer.
With that, we’ll take some questions.
What is the influence of portion size or caloric intake on disease and why do some spiritual leaders only eat small portions?
[00:40:28] Well, I could tell you that the Life Extension Foundation, lef.org is one of the leading researchers on caloric restriction and longevity. Meaning, that there are guidelines for how many calories a day you need to eat to maintain your muscle mass. What they found is that if you make those calories be more nutritious and more nutrient-dense, you can reduce the number of calories and you can maybe even reduce the amount of food.
[00:41:05] And they’ve done this with laboratory animals, dogs and rats, and rabbits. And they’ve seen these animals live twice as long as the other dogs or animals that are just eating a regular diet. So there’s something to it. And the main reason would be that your body has to work less. You know, every time you eat something, you have to digest it.
[00:41:26] You have to secrete these very complicated proteins to break down the food. And then you have to filter it and then you have to process it and push it out. And it’s all very energy-intensive. And a lot of us are chronically malnourished. We’re eating constantly because we’re not eating the right thing.
[00:41:45] There’s a lot of very interesting research, like the Price Pottenger studies that were done on animals and rabbits and people that ate, you know, very specific ways and how they didn’t get cancer. And people who ate other ways got a lot of different kinds of cancers. Certainly in my practice, I see symptoms of disease as red flags that your body’s trying to get your attention when something’s out of balance because you know, there are very few medications, prescription medications out there that actually cure disease.
[00:42:26] If you think about it, you’ve got antibodies. They cure infections, but things like antihypertensive drugs, antidepressants, and other things like that, don’t cure the disease. They treat the symptoms. If you resolve your depression, if you solve your hypertension, it’s your body that’s done that. So the body has an incredible ability to heal.
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