Posts Tagged "alkaline diet"

Stealth Health for the Holidays

Posted on Nov 11, 2013 in Research

Stealth Health for the Holidays When was the last time you exercised, ate well, and got trimmer over the holidays? It’s a tall order, and one that many simply write off as the holiday season is designed for indulging, entertaining, and relaxing! The downside: Once the month-long celebration passes, you can end up feeling sluggish and heavier than ever. Well fear not! With these simple makeovers you can enjoy the holidays while keeping your health in check. Drink Makeover You will be surprised how little things add to your daily sugar and calorie intake. Consider the typical holiday drink—a...

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Ask the Doctor: Can Alkaline Diet or Alkaline Water Help Me?

Posted on Apr 14, 2013 in Introduction to Integrative Oncology

Q: I’m reading about the Warburg effect in cancer cells. Can alkaline water or an alkaline diet help me to fight my cancer? A: Tumors make acid because they are growing quickly. However, the acid doesn’t make the tumor grow. An alkaline diet can be beneficial if it’s alkaline because it’s a plant-based diet. Plant foods, exercise, and relaxation all fight cancer on their own. Alkaline diet programs claim that these things are “alkalinizing”, but the anticancer benefits are independent. An alkaline diet can also protect bone density. Blood pH is tightly...

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Ask the Doctor: Should I Use Gerson Therapy?

Posted on Apr 10, 2013 in Research

Q: What is Gerson therapy? Can it help me? A: Gerson therapy is an alternative cancer therapy that was developed by Dr. Max Gerson. It is available through clinics in San Diego, California and Tijuana, Mexico. Typical cost is about $15,000. Gerson therapy attempts to change a person’s metabolism so that the cancer will no longer grow. The program includes: vegetable juicing, a low-salt and high-potassium diet, potassium supplements, coffee enemas, and calf liver extract injections. Dr Gerson published several case reports. There have been no clinical trials to date regarding the...

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Does Sugar Feed Cancer?

Posted on Mar 25, 2013 in Introduction to Integrative Oncology

While dietary sugar does not necessarily feed cancer, blood sugar feeds cancer. Let’s explore 2 meals. In the first meal, you have a salmon filet, steamed broccoli, and a 3 pieces of dark chocolate for dessert. The protein and fiber balance the sugar, and blood sugar stays level. In the second meal, you have a bowl of cereal and a glass of orange juice. The starch and sugar quickly spikes blood sugar. The pancreas responds by releasing insulin, the hormone of calorie storage and tissue growth. Insulin raises insulin like growth factor-1 (IGF-1). Growth factors feed cancer. Insulin and...

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