Here you will find articles on nutrition and its healing properties, nutrition as an important factor in the cancer fight and cancer prevention, and the all important hot new topic of 'Gut Health' as well as research on the popular concept of 'Intermittent Fasting' also known as time restricted feeding.
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Dietary modification such as caloric restriction (CR) has been shown to decrease tumor initiation and progression. This article finds that the innovative use of CR as a novel therapeutic option has the potential to change the biology of tumors and enhance the opportunity for clinical benefit in the treatment of patients with TNBC. (2013)
This article discusses the relationship between gut microbiota (the gut microbiome) and prostate cancer and examines the role nutrients (which effect the gut microbiota), and lifestyle choices might have on Prostate Cancer development and progression. (2020)
Examines various dietary interventions and how they might affect both cancer development and the efficacy of cancer treatment. Touches on the Keto diet, fasting, the Fasting Mimicking Diet and other possible nutritional choices. Gut microbiome and gut health is also examined. (2020) References a 'cancer diet' that one adopts temporarily. I disagree - we encourage fighters and survivors to adopt a wellness nutritional plan for treatment AND prevention.
This article discusses the disconnect between what we know about the importance of nutrition in cancer prevention, and the public's perception thereof. (2019) I find it most disconcerting that our medical professionals often are unaware of the mass of research in this area. I am often up against the phrase 'My doctor or nurse told me it doesn't matter what I eat..'
For many years research focused on identifying and mapping all the genes that make up human DNA. Only now we know that it's not so much which genes but HOW they are expressed. Epigenetics is the study of gene expression - the 'why' genes express in one person but not another. This article discusses the relationship between diet, the gut microbiome and epigenetics. (2015)
This article discusses the ability of good nutrition to positively influence a patient's response to immunotherapy treatment (2018) I found that my dietary changes worked in tandem with my traditional treatment - and allowed me to see faster than usual positive response the chemotherapy.
This article discusses the benefits of Quercetin and its anti-cancer properties. Fruits and vegetables are the primary dietary sources of quercetin, particularly citrus fruits, apples, onions, parsley, sage, tea, and red wine. Olive oil, grapes, dark cherries, and dark berries such as blueberries, blackberries, and bilberries are also high in quercetin and other flavonoids. (2021)
This article discusses the benefits of sulforaphane, a phytochemical found in broccoli, as an adjunct to certain forms of chemotherapy. Findings concluded that adding sulforaphane to certain types of chemotherapy increased the cytotoxicity ten fold. (2020)
Caloric restriction has powerful anticarcinogenic actions in both preclinical and clinical studies but may be difficult to maintain. As in alternative to caloric restriction, there has been growing interest in intermittent fasting in both the scientific and lay community as a result of promising study results, mainly in experimental animal models. (2021)
Supports my theory that wellness is wellness. Perhaps there is a prescription for a wellness lifestyle that will help keep us from a whole host of pathogens. (2021)
Conclusion: Prolonging the length of the nightly fasting interval may be a simple, nonpharmacologic strategy for reducing the risk of breast cancer recurrence. Improvements in glucoregulation and sleep may be mechanisms linking nightly fasting with breast cancer prognosis. (2017)
This short Frontiers in Immunology article reinforces my belief that a combination of traditional medical interventions with dietary and other lifestyle changes is the only way to truly approach a 'cure' for cancer. (2019)
From the Longevity Institute, this is an interesting read on the benefit of fasting for longevity as well as for the efficacy of chemotherapy. ".. a plethora of studies in model organisms has demonstrated that modifications in dietary composition (e.g., protein content), caloric intake, or feeding patterns can have a major impact on the development of aging-related diseases, including cancer." 2021