For “Foodie Friday”:
Everyone has cancer cells in their body. A Change In Diet Can Save Your Life
“Fight the war on cancer with prevention. Dr. Oz names the top 3 cancer fighters you need on your grocery list. Learn more:
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"Everyone has cancer cells in their body. In standard tests, cancer cells can’t be detected until they’ve multiplied to a few billion. When cancer patients are told there are no more cancer cells in their bodies, it means they’re undetectable because they haven’t multiplied sufficiently for the standard tests to identify them.
Cancer cells occur in everyone from 6 to more than 10 times during a person's lifetime. A strong immune system can destroy cancer cells, preventing formation of tumors. If the immune system is suppressed, which is the case when a person suffers from constipation, or the immune system is overloaded with foreign substances, germs and debris, it can’t detect, fight or destroy the cancer cells.
Cancer is an indicator of nutritional deficiencies. The deficiencies can be due to food, lifestyle choices, environmental toxins and genetics. Genetic nutritional deficiencies are usually caused by eating what a person’s parents and relatives have always eaten. This can also be the case when we eat foods the are part of our culture and ethnic upbringing. We can break the chain of genetic nutritional deficiencies by changing our nutritional program. A non-cancer food diet, and supplements, can strengthen the immune system.
Cancer feeds on sugar. Highly processed carbohydrates are sugars. Eliminating sugar and refined carbohydrates from the diet cuts off those food supplies to cancer cells. NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc. are made with aspartame and they have been proven to be harmful.
All fruits contain sugar, but unless genetically modified or processed they’re in a natural form and the percentage of sugar to fiber, and other natural ingredients, is low. Table salt has a chemical added to make it white in color and other items, usually some form of aluminum, to make it flow when the humidity is high. A better alternative is sea salt.
Milk and milk products cause the body to produce mucus. Cancer feeds on mucus, especially in the colon. Eliminating milk and milk based products helps starve cancer cells. As a professional athlete I found by eliminating cheese, conventional ice cream and other milk products I eliminated the majority of my mucus, exercise induced asthma and difficulty breathing during times of heavy physical demands.
An acid environment is friendly to cancer growth. Meat-based diets make the body acidic. Meat protein is difficult to digest and requires a lot of energy and digestive enzymes. Undigested meat becomes putrefied and leads to toxic buildup. Fish, chicken and turkey cause less blood acidity than beef or pork. All meat, except organically grown, contains livestock antibiotics, growth hormones and parasites. I tried being totally vegetarian, it didn’t work for me. Now, I eat a very small amount of meat, usually turkey because it contains the best source of protein.
Fried foods coat the intestinal tract and disrupt the digestion. Fried foods also have a slow transit time, increasing the likelihood of putrefaction in the colon. Hot flames, like BBQ, when used to cook food, change the molecular structure of the food, particularly meat, and form cancer causing substances, carcinogens.
The walls of cancer cells have a tough protein covering. Raw vegetables and fruits contain live enzymes that can dissolve the protein walls of cancer cells. When the protein coating is removed the body's killer cells are able to attack the cancer cells. Enzymes are destroyed at temperatures of 104 degrees F (40 degrees C).
A diet of 80% fresh vegetables, fruit, whole grains, seeds, nuts, and low in processed foods and meat, helps create an alkaline state in the body. The enzymes are absorbed at the cellular level and enhance growth of healthy cells."
Foods that Starve Cancer
“Sometimes, big break throughs happen when you look at a problem from a new perspective. Instead of asking why does a cancer grow, medical researchers asked how does a cancer grow. This led to the observation that, for a cancer to grow, it needs to be fed. Each cell in our body is in direct contact with a blood vessel that brings it nourishment and takes away waste products. The same is true for a cancer cell. As a cancer grows and spreads, as the number of cancer cells multiplies, the blood vessel system supplying these new cells also has to grow. The cancer can only grow if each of its new cells has a blood vessel next to it to give it food. This process of new blood vessel growth (either for normal or cancer cells) is called angiogenesis. If angiogenesis is stopped, cells cannot grow. There are now some cancer specialists who believe to stop cancers from growing, stop angiogenesis.
Scientists have developed cell models of angiogenesis in the lab. They can now study factors that inhibit or slow down angiogenesis. Their findings show that many food and food ingredients are anti-angiogenic, they stop the growth of new blood vessels." More at: http://www.medicinalfoodnews.com/vol14/foods-that-starve-cancer
Secret Weapon to Fight Cancer, By William W. Li, M.D. President and Medical Director, The Angiogenesis Foundation.
“Eating certain types of hard cheeses, including Gouda, Edam, Emmenthal and Jarlsburg, can lower your risk of developing cancer. Why? Because these cheeses contain a form of vitamin K called vitamin K2 (the scientific name is menaquinone) that is both antiangiogenic (blood vessel-inhibiting) and also kills cancer cells directly.
The studies indicate that eating as few as 2 slices of these hard cheeses a day can lower your overall risk for cancer, including lung cancer and prostate cancer. You can find these cheeses in your local grocery store.”
5 Foods That Starve Cancer
Disturbing new research suggests that microscopic cancer, small cancer cells that can only been seen under a microscope, is widely prevalent. A recent study of women in their 40s indicated that 40% of them had microscopic breast cancer. Even more shocking, almost 100% of people in their 70s will have microscopic cancer in their thyroid glands.
A microscopic tumor can grow up to 16,000 times its original size in as little as 2 weeks. But new groundbreaking research from The Angiogenesis Foundation proposes that you can stop cancer before it begins to grow. This new preventive approach is called anti-angiogenesis. To learn more about anti-angiogenesis and the groundbreaking research at The Angiogenesis Foundation, click here. Anti-angiogenesis encourages that, by changing the way you eat, you can change your “internal environment,” thereby depriving cancer cells the opportunity to grow and multiply.
Certain foods, eaten in the correct portions and frequency, can provide cancer-starving benefits.
Below are 5 foods to eat that can prevent cancer growth:
- Bok Choy This type of Chinese cabbage contains brassinin; a powerful cancer-fighter, also found in broccoli, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts. Bok Choy should be eaten 3 times a week, in 1/2 cup servings to obtain its full benefits.
- Cooked Tomatoes have more cancer-fighting properties than raw tomatoes. Both contain the molecule lycopene, but heating the tomato changes its chemical structure and makes the benefits more readily available to your body. You should eat 2-3 (1/2 cup) servings of cooked tomatoes a week.
- Flounder This fish is rich in omega-3 fatty acids and low in mercury. Three 6-ounce servings a week is ideal.
- Strawberries The antioxidants in this berry help fight cancers. You should eat 1 cup a day, including the juice.
- Artichokes contain 3 different cancer-fighting molecules. Enjoy ¼ cup of hearts per day. "
Fructose and Glucose are handled differently by the body:
Reuters reported: "Pancreatic tumor cells use fructose to divide and proliferate, U.S. researchers said on Monday in a study that challenges the common wisdom that all sugars are the same.
Tumor cells fed both glucose and fructose used the two sugars in two different ways, the team at the University of California Los Angeles found.
They said their finding, published in the journal Cancer Research, may help explain other studies that have linked fructose intake with pancreatic cancer, one of the deadliest cancer types.
"These findings show that cancer cells can readily metabolize fructose to increase proliferation," Dr. Anthony Heaney of UCLA's Jonsson Cancer Center and colleagues wrote.
"They have major significance for cancer patients given dietary refined fructose consumption, and indicate that efforts to reduce refined fructose intake or inhibit fructose-mediated actions may disrupt cancer growth."
Americans take in large amounts of fructose, mainly in high fructose corn syrup, a mix of fructose and glucose that is used in soft drinks, bread and a range of other foods.
Politicians, regulators, health experts and the industry have debated whether high fructose corn syrup and other ingredients have been helping make Americans fatter and less healthy.
Too much sugar of any kind not only adds pounds, but is also a key culprit in diabetes, heart disease and stroke, according to the American Heart Association.
Several states, including New York and California, have weighed a tax on sweetened soft drinks to defray the cost of treating obesity-related diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer.
The industry has also argued that sugar is sugar.
Heaney said his team found otherwise. They grew pancreatic cancer cells in lab dishes and fed them both glucose and fructose.
Tumor cells thrive on sugar but they used the fructose to proliferate. "Importantly, fructose and glucose metabolism are quite different," Heaney's team wrote.
"I think this paper has a lot of public health implications. Hopefully, at the federal level there will be some effort to step back on the amount of high fructose corn syrup in our diets," Heaney said in a statement.
Now the team hopes to develop a drug that might stop tumor cells from making use of fructose.
U.S. consumption of high fructose corn syrup went up 1,000 percent between 1970 and 1990, researchers reported in 2004 in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. From: http://www.reuters.com/article/2010/08/02/cancer-fructose-idAFN0210830520100802
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On This Day:
Chief Satanta massacres teamsters, May 18, 1871:
“The Kiowa Chief Satanta joins with other Indians to massacre a wagon train near the Red River in northeastern Texas.
One of the leading chiefs of the Kiowa in the 1860s and 1870s, Satanta was a fearsome warrior but also a skilled orator and diplomat. He helped negotiate and signed treaties with the U.S. establishing a Kiowa reservation in Indian Territory (modern-day Oklahoma), but Satanta remained resistant to government efforts to force the Kiowa to abandon their nomadic ways. The 1867 treaty allowed the Kiowa periodically to leave the reservation to hunt buffalo, but for more than a year, Satanta and other Kiowa continued to hunt and never even set foot on reservation lands. Fearing the Kiowa hunters would never come to the reservation, in late 1868 General Philip Sheridan had them arrested and brought in by force.
From the start, Satanta detested reservation life. He did not intend to become a farmer, a chore he considered to be women's work. The beef provided by the Indian agents was stringy and vastly inferior to fresh buffalo, and he hated the tasteless corn they received. In 1870, when the Indian agent finally agreed that they could leave on another of the hunts provided for by the treaty, Satanta and several Kiowa happily rode off to Texas in search of buffalo. Along the way, they raided several white settlers, but the Kiowa were not identified and later returned to the reservation.
The following spring, Satanta grew more aggressive. He joined a large party of other Kiowa and Commanche who bridled under the restrictions of the reservation and determined to leave. Heading south to Texas, the Indians eluded army patrols along the Red River and crossed into Texas. On this day in 1871, they spotted a wagon train traveling along the Butterfield Trail. Hoping to steal guns and ammunition, the warriors attacked the 10 freight trains, killing seven teamsters. They let the remaining drivers escape while they looted the wagons.
Again, Satanta and the other warriors returned to the reservation. Informed of the Texas raid, the Indian agent asked if any of his charges had participated. Amazingly, Satanta announced that he had led the raid, and that their poor treatment on the reservation justified it. "I have repeatedly asked for arms and ammunition," he explained, "which you have not furnished, and made many other requests, which have not been granted."
Taken to Texas for trial, Satanta was sentenced to hang, but the penalty was later commuted to life in prison. Besieged with humanitarian requests, the Texas governor paroled Satanta back to the reservation in 1873. The following summer, Satanta again led war parties off the reservations, this time to participate in the Red River War from 1874 to 1875. By October 1875, Satanta and his allies were again forced to surrender.
Despite his vocal protests that he preferred execution to imprisonment, Satanta was returned to the Texas State Penitentiary in Huntsville. He fell into a deep depression, refused to eat, and slowly began to starve to death. Transferred to the prison hospital in 1878, he committed suicide by leaping headfirst from a second-story window.”
Mount St. Helens erupts, May 18, 1980:
“Mount St. Helens in Washington erupts, causing a massive avalanche and killing 57 people on this day in 1980. Ash from the volcanic eruption fell as far away as Minnesota.
Throughout April, scientists watched a bulge on the north side of Mount St. Helens grow larger and larger. Finally, on May 18 at 8:32 a.m., a sudden 5.1-magnitude earthquake and eruption rocked the mountain. The north side of the peak rippled and blasted out ash at 650 miles per hour. A cloud of ash, rocks, gas and glacial ice roared down the side of the mountain at 100 mph. Fourteen miles of the Toutle River were buried up to 150 feet deep in the debris. Magma, at 1,300 degrees Fahrenheit, flowed for miles.
Millions of trees were scorched and burned by the hot air alone. When the glacier atop the mountain melted, a massive mudslide wiped out homes and dammed up rivers throughout the area. The plume of ash belched out for nine hours; easterly winds carried it across the state and as far away as Minneapolis, Minnesota. The falling ash clogged carburetors and thousands of motorists were stranded. Fifty-seven people died overall from suffocation, burns and other assorted injuries. Twenty-seven bodies, including that of the stubborn Harry Truman, were never found. Mount St. Helens went from 9,600 feet high to only 8,300 feet high in a matter of seconds.
Mount St. Helens became active again in 2004. On March 8, 2005, a 36,000-foot plume of steam and ash was expelled from the mountain, accompanied by a minor earthquake. Though a new dome has been growing steadily near the top of the peak and small earthquakes are frequent, scientists do not expect a repeat of the 1980 catastrophe anytime soon.”
When Misty and I went to pick up Jay, we also loaded some large pieces of new cabinet grade plywood into the Puddle Jumper, that his neighbor had discarded. I suppose I am fortunate that I have places to store stuff. We can do just about anything with the parts and pieces that I keep here. Reuse, recycle and reduce waste.
When we got it back here, we put most of it up, except for one piece that we cut for the top for my desk. The one I am using won’t accommodate the keyboard pullout slider thing that I bought. That’s why we haven’t Formica-d it yet.
Then we worked on the one circuit that we can’t get working in the cargo trailer. That turned out to be a defective GFI outlet. It’s always something.
The sun was very bright, brighter than the last few days so we had to wear shades. Until about 3.00 PM it was another great ‘windows-and-doors-open’ day.