Thursday, September 15, 2011

Preventing Cancer: 11 Tips to Live By

Dr. Mercola recommends:
In the last 30 years the global cancer burden has doubled, and is estimated to nearly triple by 2030. Clearly, we must begin to take cancer prevention seriously.
While curcumin offers great potential in the fight against cancer, I believe a healthy lifestyle—as opposed to swallowing any number of supplements—is the BEST way to avoid becoming a cancer statistic. I believe you can virtually eliminate your risk of cancer and other chronic diseases, and radically improve your chances of recovering from cancer if you currently have it, by following the following risk reduction strategies.
  1. Radically reduce your sugar consumption. Normalizing your insulin levels is one of the most powerful physical actions you can take to lower your risk of cancer, and in order to do so, cutting sugars and grains out of your diet is a must. Eliminating fructose is one of the most important sugars to initially concentrate on. If you have cancer, you'll want to reduce that to below 10 grams per day from all sources.
  2. Optimize your vitamin D levels. There's overwhelming evidence pointing to the fact that vitamin D deficiency plays a crucial role in cancer development. Researchers within this field have estimated that about 30 percent of cancer deaths might be prevented each year simply by optimizing the vitamin D levels in the general population. On a personal level, you can decrease your risk of cancer by MORE THAN HALF simply by getting optimal sun exposure year-round. Alternatively, you could use a safe tanning bed, or, as a last resort, an oral vitamin D3 supplement. Remember the BEST way to raise your vitamin D level is by sun exposure.

    If you are being treated for cancer it is likely that higher blood levels—probably around 80-90 ng/ml—would be beneficial. To learn the details on how to use vitamin D therapeutically, please review my previous article, Test Values and Treatment for Vitamin D Deficiency.
  3. Exercise regularly. There's compelling evidence indicating that exercise can slash your risk of cancer, primarily by reducing elevated insulin levels and normalizing estrogen. For example, women who exercise regularly can reduce their breast cancer risk by 20 to 30 percent compared to those who are inactive. I prefer to view exercise like a drug that needs to be carefully prescribed to achieve its maximum benefit.

    It's important to include a large variety of techniques in your exercise routine. Additionally it is likely that integrating exercise with intermittent fasting will greatly catalyze the potential of exercise to reduce your risk of cancer and stimulate widespread healing and rejuvenation.
  4. Get appropriate amounts of animal-based omega-3 fats.
  5. Eat as many vegetables as you are comfortable with. Ideally, they should be fresh and organic. Cruciferous vegetables in particular have been identified as having potent anti-cancer properties.
  6. Have a tool to permanently erase the neurological short-circuiting that can activate cancer genes. Even the CDC states that 85 percent of disease is caused by emotions. There are a number of different energy psychology tools available that are particularly well-suited for this purpose; the Emotional Freedom Technique is one example.
  7. Maintain an ideal body weight.
  8. Get enough high-quality sleep.
  9. Reduce your exposure to environmental toxins like pesticides, household chemical cleaners, synthetic air fresheners, air pollution, and plastic toxins like BPA.
  10. Reduce your use of cell phones and other wireless technologies, and implement as many safety strategies as possible if/when you cannot avoid their use.
  11. Boil, poach or steam your foods, rather than frying or charbroiling them.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Olive Leaf Extract

Olive leaf extract has amazing anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal properties.  It helps modulate the immune system.  In a recent study, Olive leaf extract was shown to be effective in working against 25 out of 25 viruses tested.

It helps regulate blood pressure (especially in combination with Grape Seed extract) by blocking the calcium channels in arteries. 

It reduces systemic inflammation and calms auto-immune responses in conditions such as diabetes, MS, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and chronic respiratory allergic responses.

Other studies indicate that it helps heal open wounds 78% faster, heals cartilage, chelates heavy metals, helps with gout, and may slow the growth of cancer.

Work out fatigue may be reduced by using a combination of Olive Leaf extract and the CoQ10.

I recommend a product called Immu-zyme by Apex Energetics.  This product contains an advanced herbal and colostrum immune health formula, including 10 immune-building herbs. These include olive leaf extract, astragalus root extract, and European black elderberry, plus several key vitamins and minerals.

To order, please call Shelly Byrd, NTP at 949-351-3699 or e-mail me at

Friday, September 9, 2011

Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil is a medium-chain triglyceride, a good fat that the body uses to produce energy.

In a recent study, participants who used 1 to 2 tbsp a day of coconut oil and walked 50 minutes a day had:
Increased levels of HDL (good cholesterol)
Decreased LDL/HDL ratio
Reduced waist circumfrence

Other benefits included increasing the body's metabolism, helps fight off pathogens, reduced body fat helps improve insulin resistance and glucose tolerance and helps with elimination.

Coconut Oil can be used as a spread, in salad dressings, smoothies, protein shakes, oatmeal and hot tea.  You can also apply it directly to your skin or apply one drop to your hair as a conditioner.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

The 39th Annual Cancer Convention

I had the privilege of attending the Cancer Control Convention put on by the Cancer Control Society Sept 3-6, 2011 in Universal City, CA.  It is a very affordable annual event, costing just $40 to $75 per day.  I would highly recommend it for anyone interested in non-toxic alternative therapies, therapeutic nutrition and tests.

Bus tours of Cancer Clinics offering alternative therapies in Mexico are coming up on Sept. 17th.  Buses leave from the Sheraton Universal in Universal City, CA at 7AM and arrive back at 11:30PM.  The cost is $75. 

Cancer Control Society
2043 N. Berendo St.
Los Angeles, CA 90027