March 17, 2009
Cancer Fighting Carbs
In honor of National Nutrition Month, we bring your
"Cruciferous: The Cancer Fighting Carb."
If you are not a devotee already, the following
should "seal the deal".
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The Cancer Fighting Carb
Research has brought the Cruciferous vegetable
family to the forefront of cancer-fighting foods.
And yes, they are carbohydrates (moderate starch,
low glycemic load). Cruciferous compounds have
produced positive data for bladder, breast,
colorectal, esophageal, lung, prostate, pancreatic,
and stomach cancers.
study performed by Kaiser Permanente showed that
subjects who ate raw or slightly cooked cabbage and
sauerkraut more than three times per week were 72
percent less likely to develop breast cancer than
those who had 1.5 or fewer servings.
The growth of cancer is linked with a group of
proteins in the body that silences genes relating to
natural, programmed cell death. Synergistic
chemicals specific to Cruciferous vegetables
interfere with this protein group and restores
natural cell death, thus harmonizing epigenetic
Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology study suggests
exposure of a fetus to common carcinogens during the
late stages of pregnancy could lead to cancer in
childhood. A diet rich in cruciferous vegetables may
lessen the toxic impact.
High cruciferous intake may enhance the elimination
of dietary carcinogens such as heterocyclic amines
(the black char on cooked foods such as meat) and
alter the metabolism or activity of hormones (such
as bad estrogen) in ways that inhibit the
development of hormone-sensitive cancers.
vegetable intake may reduce breast cancer risk,
especially in those with a GSTP1 genotype, according
to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
Cruciferous vegetables are always the least
contaminated by pesticide contamination for good
reason. Their anti-carcinogenic chemical structure
is so strong that it prevents much of the pesticide
residue from absorbing into its tissue. Here is a
list of vegetable equivalents to the "Nutritional
League of Justice."
Intolerance Clinic in Every GP Practice?
A program to train practice nurses to run food
intolerance clinics in every GP practice, based upon
a three year research project at the University of
Surrey, was launched last month in the United
Research suggested of the patients believed
themselves to have heath problems, 33% attributed
their problems to a food intolerance while 70% said
that they would be interested in attending a food
For the project, four nurses were trained to operate
intolerance clinics across the UK. The clinics
offered individual sessions with the food
intolerance nurse who took a detailed history while
the patient was asked to fill in a food and symptom
diary. All patients were then put on a two-week
healthy-eating diet. This proved to have a
significantly beneficial effect on the health of
over 50% of the participants.
Patients who felt no better on the healthy eating
diet were then put on a two-week wheat and
dairy-free diet. Of those who completed the two-week
wheat and dairy-free diet, 49% felt that their
symptoms had improved. Patients who derived no
benefit from either diet could then be referred on
for further testing.
The project will be rolled out across the UK
beginning in the spring of this year.
Bonnie - I bet
this program is going to be wildly successful.
Wouldn't this be nice to have in GP offices in the
U.S.? For this to happen, most docs have to first
acknowledge that food intolerances exist. Good thing
you have us.
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