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Do Spices Prevent Cancer?

submitted by: admin on 05/27/2016
The spice, saffron, shows promise in preventing liver cancer in animal models. Rats treated with the chemical carcinogen, diethylnitrosamine (DEN) there was an inhibition of cell proliferation and stimulation of apoptosis, both of which are important cancer treatment mechanisms. Chronic infection with hepatitis B or C are major risk factors for primary hepatocellular...

Vitamin D3 Protects Against Viruses, Cancer, and Autoimmunity

submitted by: admin on 05/26/2016
  A report in the journal, Journal of Leukocyte Biology, showed that levels of vitamin D3 below 20 ng/ml led to a higher incidence of viral infections, cancer, and autoimmune disorders. This, of course, suggests that supplementing with vitamin D3 could help prevent or treat these conditions. Low levels of vitamin D3 lead to higher production of antibodies...

Tracking Lifestyle Changes

submitted by: admin on 05/26/2016
Lifestyle is our most important prescription for good health. On doctorsaputo.com you can track your progress over time using our unique tracking system on your very own home page. Once you become a member you can follow your lifesytyle changes and your improvement over time of any health care condition you have and see how much healthier you are.          

Melatonin and Exercise Help in Alzheimers Disease

submitted by: admin on 05/24/2016
  Research from Barcelona on mice with genetic predisposition for Alzheimer's Disease showed that a combination of melatonin and exercise lowered their risk for developing the disease. This combination protected the brain from oxidative stress and from excesses of amyloid and tau proteins. It also improves energy production in the brain, which is...

Should Angelina Jolie have had a Bilateral Mastectomy?

submitted by: admin on 05/20/2016
  We can't blame Angelina Jolie for choosing to have a bilateral mastectomy because of the BRCA 1 gene defect. She has every right to deal with this issue. However, we can blame her and the press for sensationalizing her choice and influencing millions of women when it comes to their making a choice about how to deal with having the BRCA 1 or BRCA...

Aspirin Cuts Cancer Risk

submitted by: admin on 10/26/2015
  Aspirin has been found to protect against colon cancer and many other solid cancers. However, aspirin also causes GI bleeding in almost everyone over the long haul. A better way to prevent cancer is to clean up our toxic environment and live a healthy lifestyle. Direct to consumer ads give the wrong idea; they give you the idea that it is okay to live...

Beyond Mammography.Update 2013

submitted by: admin on 06/28/2015
This PowerPoint presentation on Beyond Mammography reviews the challenges we're facing with mammography as a screening test and the need for bringing breast thermography forward to improve both the sensitivitly of finding breast cancers as well as the specificity that reflects its accuracy.        

Cancer Treatment Options

submitted by: admin on 06/16/2015
  The treatment of cancer today is limited to mainstream therapies that include surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. In some states like California it is a felony to use integrative CAM therapies. Often times patients have to travel to other states or countries to obtain the treatment they want. Living a healthy lifestyle is usually more powerful...

Why it is Time to End Routine Mammograms

submitted by: admin on 06/01/2015
In a commentary by Eric Topol, MD, in May of 2015 in WebMD, he stated that there is more harm than good for screening mammography...and Vicki and I agree! He reported that all evidence from 1960-2014 for 10,000 women screened annually for 10 years, there are only 5 deaths. However, there were more than 6100 false positive tests that led to additional imaging...

Are Smokers Informed About the Dangers of Smoking?

submitted by: admin on 05/19/2015
Surveys show that 94% of smokers don't realize the risks for smoking. Many smokers don't realize there's an increased risk of lung cancer, emphesema, or even heart attacks. Breaking the addiction is very difficult.              

Are Pelvic Exams Over done?

submitted by: admin on 05/19/2015
According to a study done a UCSF and published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology the pelvic exam is performed for reasons that are medically unjustified. Many MDs mistakenly believe the exam is important in screening for ovarian cancer. MDs have been trained to do this exam as part of a routine exam and have the belief that it would be...

Peripheral Neuropathy Overview (PowerPoint)

submitted by: admin on 05/13/2015
It seems that peripheral neuropathy (PN) is becoming more and more common in medical practice today. I have seen more than a thousand people with PN over the past 15 years. There are a wide range of causes for PN and fortunately there is treatment for it that is revolutionary in my opinion. In this PowerPoint presentation, which is being presented to Alta Bates...

Antioxidents

submitted by: admin on 05/13/2015
It seems that nature has provided us with countless opportunities to maximize our health. I have often taught the truth that your ability to heal comes from inside you. This leads me to the conclusion that the only way for you to truly be healthy is to function at 100%. You are not what you eat. You are what you can assimilate from what you eat. This being the...

Antioxidants and Cancer Treatment

submitted by: admin on 05/13/2015
Cancer is a disease of lack of energy production. It is associated with loss of mitochondrial ATP production caused by oxidative stress. Antioxidants are the antidote to cancer development. This is why we sometimes see success with IV vitamin C treatment. Caveolin 1 is a marker that predicts survival. The question then is would it be worthwhile to treat with...

Anticancer Foods

submitted by: admin on 05/13/2015
A healthy diet with plenty of fruits and veggies such as cruciferous veggies, spices, pomegranate, cranberry, etc. can help prevent or slow down the spread of cancer once it is there.        

Aneuploidy and Cancer with David Rasnick Part 3

submitted by: admin on 05/12/2015
  How aneuploidy affects the cancer treatments we use is discussed. Today's treatment is designed to kill cells, mostly cancer cells. Antibodies against certain abnormal genes do not work--Gleevac and Herceptin are examples. Aneuploidy explains drug resistance and why treatments targeted to certain genes cannot work.            

Aneuploidy and Cancer with David Rasnick Part 2

submitted by: admin on 05/12/2015
  It is the number of chromosomes, not genes, that lead to the massive changes required for cancer. There are no confirmed cases of normal diploid cancer. Cancer cells are damaged cells that are trying to survive and as a consequence they cause disease. Gene theories do not explain the progression of cancer.                

Aneuploidy and Cancer with David Rasnick Part 1

submitted by: admin on 05/12/2015
  Theories about the cause of cancer are many but the answers are not clear. Aneuploidy is an imbalance of the number of chromosomes, In cancer they usually range between 60-90 chromosomes rather than 46. No two cancers are the same. Normal cells do not de-differentiate, they progress in an abnormal way. Gene mutations are too small to cause cancer.                

Americans Get Too Many Colonoscopies

submitted by: admin on 05/12/2015
Gastroenterologists and the American Society for Gastroenterology recommend screening colonoscopies begin at age 50 and be repeated every 10 years unless there is a special indication for more often. However, the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is questioning this recommendation.  A study published in the September 2014 issue of...

9.11 Firefighters Have an Increased Risk for Cancer

submitted by: admin on 05/08/2015
Male firefighters exposed to toxic dust and smoke from the 9/11 disaster have a 19% increased risk for all types of cancer. They were exposed to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, polychlorinated biphenyls, and dioxins, all known carcinogens. This is important data because it now makes it possible for the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health to...