Posts Tagged "cancer prevention"

Target BRCA & Cancer-Causing Genes

Posted on Sep 29, 2015 in Research

While the commonness of the BRCA gene has stayed stable for generations, the number of BRCA-caused cancers continues to rise. Why? Because diet and lifestyle guide the expression of the BRCA gene. What does the BRCA gene do? BRCA is an “off switch” for damaged cells, which scientists call a tumor suppressor gene. Our bodies make cancer cells all the time. Tumor suppressor genes tag these damaged cells for destruction before a cell can multiply and become a cancer. I’m a man. Why should I care? BRCA is one of many tumor suppressor genes. P53 is another, and is mutated in...

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Mushrooms For Breast Cancer Prevention

Posted on Jun 6, 2013 in Research

Nutrition ( – Mushrooms For Breast Cancer Prevention – By Michael Greger M.D. – (Thursday, June 06, 2013) Breast cancer can take decades to develop, so “early” detection via mammogram may be too late. The breast cancer you may feel one day as a lump in the shower, may have started 20 years ago.  We now suspect that all the epithelial cancers: breast, colon, lung, pancreas, prostate, ovarian-the ones that cause the vast majority of cancer deaths-take up to 20 years or more to manifest. By the time it’s picked up it may have...

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Five to Thrive Magazine

Posted on May 2, 2013 in Research

NEW Five to Thrive Magazine, from Dr Lise Alshuler and Karolyn Gazella Published by the authors of “Five To Thrive: Your Cutting-Edge Cancer Prevention Plan”, this digital magazine is completely multi-media with an audio message, two different video messages, and hyperlinks to websites. Each issue is packed with information designed to help readers THRIVE! Enjoy your free copy of the first issue of Five to Thrive:  

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Four Pillars of Cancer Prevention

Posted on Apr 18, 2013 in Introduction to Integrative Oncology

I am excited to share a guest article from naturopathic oncologist Dr. Dave Allderdice of Sage Cancer Care in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Allderdice has helpful advice on something we all need to know — how to protect our families from cancer. Four Pillars of Cancer Prevention By Dr. Dave Allderdice, ND, FABNO Currently one in three of us will deal with cancer at some point in our lives. Science has discovered some of the genetic links that trigger cancer and in doing so, we’ve also learned that the vast majority of cancer is caused by the way we live our lives. In fact, over 90% of cancers...

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Green Tea Decreases Risk of Gastrointestinal Cancers

Posted on Apr 15, 2013 in Research

In a study of 74,000 Chinese women, drinking 2 cups of green tea daily decreased the risk of developing gastrointestinal cancer by 21%.  This applied to cancers of the colon, rectum, stomach, and esophagus. Green tea did not decrease the risk of liver or pancreatic cancer. Naturopathic doctor Dr. Kaycie Grigel provides a helpful commentary on the article in the Natural Medicine Journal.

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