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June 26, 2017

The metabolic approach to cancer with Dr. Nasha Winters and Jess Higgins Kelley

Note: The audio at the beginning of the interview had a bit of feedback.  It improves shortly into the program.

50% of people will deal with cancer in their lifetime. This informative and groundbreaking new book written by physician Dr. Nasha Winters and nutritionist Jess Higgins Kelley entitled The Metabolic Approach to Cancer gives readers the tools to manage their own healthcare.

In order for a cell to become cancerous, there are 10 security systems that a cell has to breach. This is referred to as the 10 hallmarks of cancer, which are listed below:

  1. Sustained proliferation
  2. Insensitivity to anti-growth signals
  3. Evade apoptosis
  4. Limitless replicative potential
  5. Angiogenesis sustained
  6. Metastasis
  7. Able to reprogram energy metabolism
  8. Avoid immune destruction
  9. Able to promote inflammation
  10. Genome instability and mutation

The philosophy described in the book, the Terrain Ten, details a whole body approach versus just one target or a single treatment approach. This is a complement to western medicine and provides another way to look at the cancer process—one with more of an emphasis on prevention and achieving optimal health.

Ketosis is also discussed, as it may be a good approach if you feel you have a high risk of cancer. The ketogenic diet addresses at least six of the 10 hallmarks of cancer. It also impacts the Terrain Ten in each area and works well as a preventative approach.

The wide range in food quality is also an important factor, as the food we eat is critical when it comes to our health. The authors explain that we need to look at the type of meat we are eating and the kinds of fats being used. Cooking at high temperatures also creates a small problem, as the process can create carcinogens. Lowering the heat, marinating the meat, and using herbs, spices, and seasonings are recommended.

For more information about The Metabolic Approach to Cancer, visit http://optimalterrainconsulting.com/the-book/ or check out the Metabolic Approach to Cancer Facebook page. For more information about assessing your Terrain Ten or to contact Dr. Nasha Winters, visit www.optimalterrainconsulting.com or visit the Optimal Terrain Consulting Facebook page. To contact Jess Higgins Kelley, visit http://www.remissionnutrition.com or visit the Remission Nutrition Facebook page.

 

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An antidote for alzheimer's with Amy Berger

June 19, 2017

The power of anti-inflammatory foods with Beverly Bennett

Beverly Lynn Bennett is a vegan chef and baker and the author of the new book, Anti-Inflammatory Foods and Recipes.  This book gives you a vegan approach to dealing with inflammation.

After a fall while working in the restaurant industry, Beverly severely injured her back. After meeting with several doctors, she began doing research into alternative approaches to healing, including different foods that might help her condition. She learned about anti-inflammatory foods, began including more of these in her diet, and started seeing a real change in her health.

Beverly describes the many health consequences of being in chronic inflammation. These can include an increased incidence of cancer, increased levels of insulin that can cause diabetes, and aging. Blood clots, irregular heartbeat, heart attack, or possibly Alzheimer’s Disease are other possible implications. Allergies, asthma, skin issues, and autoimmune diseases can also arise as a result.

Beverly recommends listening to your body. Treat yourself as your own experiment to determine what’s good for you and what is not. Incorporate different foods with anti-inflammatory properties and pay attention to changes in how you look and feel.

The book includes recipes with a variety of foods spanning all different colors. There are mixes of sweet and savory recipes, which are also gluten-free. Each anti-inflammatory ingredient is highlighted in a different color within each recipe, which makes the guide easy to use.

To connect with Beverly or to learn more about Anti-Inflammatory Foods and Recipes, visit http://www.veganchef.com or http://www.bookpubco.com.

 

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The end of heart disease | Dr. Joel Fuhrman

June 12, 2017

Starting your wellness project with Phoebe Lapine

Phoebe Lapine is a food writer and the author of The Wellness Project, a sort of memoir and guide describing her journey to better health.

Phoebe spent a year addressing her health issues and the approaches she took to reclaim her health after being diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid gland. She decided to go the slow and steady route with her lifestyle change. She reached out to people she knew in the wellness space and developed a 12-month curriculum that covered digestive health, hormone health, alignment, sleep, hydration, and much more. Her goal was to focus not only on food and exercise, but to look at every piece and determine how they fit together moving forward in creating a healthier lifestyle. The Wellness Project describes this journey and her outcomes.

One of Phoebe’s first experiments was giving up sugar, alcohol, and caffeine. If we are not metabolizing caffeine correctly, it can cause an estrogen dominance which can be problematic for the thyroid. She made the decision to abstain from these things for a while, and incorporated them back in moderation.

Phoebe also discusses hydration tips. If you’re drinking a lot of water, you have to make sure you have something else in your body to absorb those minerals; Phoebe recommends fiber. Have a glass of water with lemon juice and sea salt upon waking up in the morning to jumpstart your hydration.

She also shares a few diet tips:
1. Try an elimination diet.
2. Eat organic when you can.
3. Keep a food journal.
4. Eat plants and vegetables.
5. Make sure you are eating high-quality meats.

Phoebe recommends daily meditation and journaling to manage stress and practice gratitude.

To connect with Phoebe Lapine or to learn more about The Wellness Project, visit http://www.feedmephoebe.com or http://www.phoebelapine.com.

 

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A funeral for my fat | Sharee Samuels

June 5, 2017

Meal timing for weight loss and health

What is the best meal timing for weight loss and health? This question comes up quite a bit online. It is one I find very hard to answer in a simple Facebook post, so I decided to dedicate a full podcast episode to it.

What is the best meal timing for weight loss and health? This question comes up quite a bit online. It is one I find very hard to answer in a simple Facebook post, so I decided to dedicate a full podcast episode to it.

I view eating windows as a continuum much like the political spectrum.  There are different approaches and people are very passionate about defending their place.  Few people are able to objectively look at the full spectrum and see the benefits of each.

The meal timing for weight loss and health spectrum is:

  • Six small meals – timing multiple small meals throughout the day to avoid getting hungry.
  • Workout meal timing – having carbs before the workout and carbs and protein immediately after the workout.
  • Three main meals – having three meals with no snacking permitted.
  • Intermittent fasting
    • 16/8 Intermittent fasting – limiting eating to an eight hour window each day.
    • 5×2 Intermittent fasting – eating normally for five days and having two very low calorie days per week.
  • Extended fasting – fasting for 24 hours or more.

Most people approach meal timing for weight loss.  Before you can effectively lose weight, you'll have to manage your hormones.  Understanding your hormone profile will help you decide where you should be on the continuum.  Most of the approaches are focused on managing blood sugar and thereby insulin.

Lifestyle also plays a big role in determining which meal timing works best for you.  I am often on a 16/8 intermittent fasting approach.  I opt to skip breakfast and have a good lunch and dinner because it would be odd to not be eating when my wife is taking dinner.

All this said, being a sugar burner or fat burner will have the biggest role in determining which meal timing approach you can stick with.  Frequent meals spaced throughout the day works best for sugar burners.  Fat burners are often more comfortable with intermittent fast and extended fasting.

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Fasting for weight loss with Dr. Jason Fung and Jimmy Moore