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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...

Autoimmunity Overview

submitted by: admin on 08/16/2016
There is an epidemic of autoimmune diseases that include hay fever, asthma, diabetes, collagen vascular diseases, and hypothyroidism. The causes of this epidemic range from heavy metal toxicity to drugs and environmental toxins. Our immune system attacks our tissues and we use drugs to suppress our immune system. There are other options for treatment that relate...

Can Light Therapy Help the Brain

submitted by: admin on 06/03/2015
According to a press release published in Eurekalert in April of 2015, researchers from the Boston VA hospital are studying the effects of infrared and red light on veterans with Gulf War Syndrome. They documented with MRI studies that LED therapy increased blood flow and ATP production in the mitochondria of brain cells. Previous studies published in the June...

Co-Enzyme Q10, What Is It and What Does It Do?

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
  A review of what it is and what it does is presented. It is derived from tyrosine and it is required for energy production. It is also a powerful antioxidant. Statins interfere with the production of Co Q10 and this is discussed.            

Coenzyme Q10 Improves Hypertension and Congestive Heart Failure

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Recent data has documented once again that coenzyme Q10 improves hypertension and can prevent congestive heart failure. It can improve cardiac output by as much as 39% and significantly increases exercise capacity of patients with all levels of congestive heart failure. It has many other functions such as increasing HDL cholesterol, immunity, and arterial elasticity...

Do Antioxidants Preserve Youth?

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
  Antioxidants neutralize free radicals and that helps us fight inflammation and disease. However, stimulation from free radicals also extends life by activating cellular repair genes! Antioxidants inhibit this response. Some antioxidants, such as beta carotene and retinol can actually shorten life in certain settings. A retrospective review of 68 studies...

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...

Do Vegetarians Really have a Lower Risk for Heart Disease?

submitted by: admin on 09/20/2013
  The January issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition posted an article claiming that vegetarians had 32% less heart disease than those eating meat and fish. The type of meat eaten was not disclosed. There are major differences between feed lot beef and grass fed beef or wild game that went unaddressed. Of course it is misleading and...

Do You Need to Supplement Your Diet?

submitted by: admin on 04/20/2018
Do we really need supplements such as vitamins, antioxidants, minerals, and important nutrients? If you live a healthy lifestyle you may not need supplements; if you don't you likely need supplements. You can overdo supplements and megavitamins have their downsides. Toxic exposures are a good reason to consider supplementation. The best sources of antioxidants,...

Everything You Need to Know About Glutamine

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
  Glutamine is a conditionally needed amino acid that is far underused, especially in hospitals. Supplementation helps prevent muscle breakdown, protects the bowel lining when we are not eating, boosts immunity, is the major metabolic fuel of the small intestine and is necessary for production of DNA and glutathione.          

How Chocolate Reduces Risk for Heart Attacks and Strokes

submitted by: admin on 06/01/2014
Scientists from LSU Medical Center reported at the 247th National Meeting & Exposition on how the flora in the intestinal tract digest chocolate and convert its large, poorly absorbed, polyphenols that protect the heart and brain from inflammation, into smaller, more easily absorbed antioxidants. They recommend building up the gut microbes that accomplish...

How Much Vitamin C Do You Need?

submitted by: admin on 09/24/2013
  The RDA for vitamin C is enough to prevent scurvy, but not enough to prevent heart attacks, strokes, cancer and many infectious diseases. According to the Linus Pauling Institute, we should raise the RDA from 70 mg in women and 90 mg in men to 200 mg per day. While we could get 200 mg per day in our diets, few of us consume 5-9 servings of fruits and...

How to Protect Against Radiation

submitted by: admin on 10/08/2013
The Fukushima nuclear reactor disaster is the worst in the history of the world. And it is far from over. There are 11,000 spent fuel rods in danger of melting down and exposing the northern hemisphere with more than 330 million Curies of radiation; 134 million Curies is from cesium 137. There has been no significant effort to decontaminate this disaster. The...

Is Chocolate Heart Healthy?

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
High levels of chocolate consumption might be associated with a one third reduction in the risk of developing heart disease. Really? Candy bars, truffles and Bon Bons may have chocolate, but they are not healthy for us. Data from a metaanalysis showed that the highest chocolate eaters have a 37% lower risk for heart disease and a 29% lower risk for stroke. The...

Is infant formula safe?

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
  Infant formula will never come remotely close to providing the nutrients found in human breast milk. Formula has the wrong fats, sugars, and proteins and is missing most nutrients found in mother's milk. Sixty percent of the calories derived from mother's milk is from fat. It is critical that mothers to be eat a healthy diet starting about...

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...

Modifying the GI Microflora Lowers Blood Sugar

submitted by: admin on 07/10/2014
While it has been suspected that the GI microflora have a profound effect on human physiology, there has not been a lot of data supporting that the changes in physiology determine the resulting composition of the microflora. Now there is a study supporting that the microflora can be altered and this can change insulin sensitivity and decrease the risk for developing...

Parkinson's and Alzheimer's Diseases and the Failure of ATP Production

submitted by: admin on 05/28/2016
Parkinson's disease is not cured by any treatments we have today. Treatment is centered on blocking the symptoms of this chronic disease. There is a failure of energy production in vital areas of the brain that make dopamine. The energy producing part of the cell, the mitochondria, don't make enough energy to make dopamine and Parkinson's disease...

Prescriptions for Health Radio Show: April 1, 2011

submitted by: admin on 04/20/2018
Prescriptions for Health on DemandApril 1, 2011 Welcome to the Premiere of Prescriptions for Health Radio Show on DoctorSaputo.com Dr. Len and Nurse Vicki explore the following topics: Worrying about breast cancer Japan fallout Power of prayer and thought Infrared light therapy Diabetic drugs for prevention Atrial fibrillation Vicki's 20/20...

Reconciling Science and Spirituality with Michael Buchele, MD

submitted by: admin on 04/20/2018
Reconciling science and spirituality is possible through the philosophy of Arthur Young. The Theory of Bioprocess is the outcome of work from Frank Barr and Mike Buchele.