Saturday, June 26, 2010

Knockout: Interviews with Doctors Who Are Curing Cancer and How to Prevent Getting It in the First Place

Whether you get this book from the library, from (for free, although you may have to wait a while for it), or buy it (I suggest or Amazon to avoid paying full price), you want to check out this book. There is a lot of great information in here and it will probably make you mad. The gist of it is that doctors know that the traditional methods of cancer treatment don't work. But they don't know any other way. The medical schools are funded by pharmaceutical companies, so the doctors are trained from the beginning to prescribe drugs to treat symptoms. They're not taught to find the cause or to treat it naturally. Most doctors are good people, who want to help, but they are coming at it from the wrong direction.
The doctors in this book are all using different methods to treat and cure cancer, but they all revolve around proper nutrition.

The one thing all the doctors agree on is that sugar(as in the over-processed white stuff most of us know as sugar) is bad for your body and especially bad if you have cancer. Artificial sweeteners such as aspartame are a definite no-no.

Suzanne Somers, the author of the book, has a list of resources available on her website. Go to her Knockout page and click on Doctor Resource Guide. You may want to check out the other information in the .pdf file, but starting on page 46 of the document, you'll find the "Integrative Health Care Practitioners Providing Support for Cancer Prevention During Cancer Treatment and/or Remission".

Video: Can you be fat and fit?

While there are still health risks associated with obesity, studies show that getting 30 minutes of exercise 5 days a week can dramatically reduce your chance of disease. Overweight, active people can actually be healthier than skinny, sedentary people.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Yet Another Reason to Avoid Sugar

Leptin is the hormone that tells us that we're full and to stop eating. Sugar (in any form) has an adverse effect on leptin levels. Basically, sugar turns off the mechanism that tells you when to stop eating. Also, cancer cells feed on sugar, so by cutting out the sugar, you're decreasing your chances of getting cancer.
Here's an article that explains leptin in more detail.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Greed: Robbing America's Health

This is a preview for a movie produced by Burton Goldberg. Goldberg is the editor and publisher of Alternative Medicine: The Definitive Guide.

Sugar:The Bitter Truth

You know those ads that say that high fructose corn syrup is just as good for you as sugar? Turns out they're right... and neither one is good for you. Not only do they contribute to obesity and diabetes, but cancer cells feed on sugar.