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Spiraling Physical and Mental Decline

Can Be Reversed:

Anti-aging researchers tell us that the human body is designed to live well beyond the 100-year mark. They frequently cite the longevity of the Hunzas, or other tribal peoples in the mountains of Eastern Europe or South America. Reportedly these peoples were strong and vibrant into their second century and able to perform a hard day’s work until just before death.

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New Hope and Help for an
Age Old (Old Age) Problem

Cancer rates have skyrocketed, we are seeing cancers in younger and younger patients every year. It has become the new normal.

While many experts will tell you if you live long enough you develop cancer, it wasn’t always like this.

The focus in mainstream medicine is to state cancers are unrelated to each other and have specific genetic markers. While on one hand, this is correct, it is also misleading.

The concept of a Ketogenic diet has been around for decades and was historically recommended to treat intractable seizures. The initial iteration was yukky! All cream, butter, margarine, corn oil, mayonnaise and nothing tasty, interesting or very healthy. Ketogenic diets have come a long way, and the concept of eating low carbohydrates and higher fat is on a roll and gaining speed.

The term “ketogenic” means the body is using ketone bodies (produced from fatty acids) for cellular fuel (atp production), in place of glucose.

Under normal circumstances, your body maintains a glucose level; which hovers around 80-90. Glucose is extracted from carbohydrates and can be created from proteins via a process known as gluconeogenesis, which takes place in the liver. This is an important piece of information as many patients think protein is a “free” food, meaning unlimited quantity. Many think they are adopting a ketogenic diet, but don’t understand why they either don’t lose weight, improve their lipid profiles or drop their elevated blood glucose levels. In actuality, they are eating too much protein and converting the excess to glucose.

Once again, the mainstream medical PR machine has managed to infuse a reductionistic and myopic conclusion on a study which was set up from the beginning to focus on distracting issues.

The Stanford study on organic food as compared to standard commercial food did look at some important issues including pesticide levels in the children who participated but the PR spin focused on nutritional content and the sound bite sounded a whole lot more like there was no significant difference between eating foods from the two groups.

The two researchers focused on food-borne illness and nutrient content. However, it is easy to conclude what ever you want to conclude, if you don’t include stats you like. For instance, to conclude food-borne illnesses are the same in each type of produce sounds as though they did not look at the issue close enough. It is commercial farming of animals that typically contaminates produce grown nearby, organic and non-organic. So to conclude there is no difference between organic and non-organice in terms of food borne illness is misleading.

While the medical community likes to focus on cancer cures, there are those of us who believe in putting our energies into prevention. So many of our chronic illnesses, including many common cancers, can be prevented.

Much of our focus is on cures because big pharma makes it’s profits on selling cures and it’s big pharma that funds studies. That’s not to say there aren’t researchers analyzing data regarding prevention, there are and much of the outcomes are promising and hopeful. But, unlike the tepid outcomes on patented drug treatments which make headlines, the buzz around these outcomes is small as there is no PR machine force feeding the newswire with the information.

It seems I hear about another contemporary diagnosed with colon or rectal cancer on a very regular basis. The disease is becoming an epidemic. Perhaps it’s diagnosed better and earlier than in years past, perhaps it is simply more prevalent. While the death rate from colorectal cancers have been dropping in the last 20 years, it is the second leading cause of cancer related deaths in the US.

Every time I hear about another young woman who has succumbed to breast cancer, I am deeply saddened and wonder “what if”. What if she didn’t use commercial skin care, cleaning fluids, perfumes and dry cleaning, would she still have died of breast cancer?

When new patients make appointments to see me in my Chicago area office, we like to email or send them home with paperwork regarding personal care items including fragrances. Occasionally cleaning fluids and dry cleaning comes up. Certainly for my cancer patients, I try to encourage them to omit the known carcinogens from their daily lives.

Often, just talking about diet and exercise takes up much of our time, it is impossible to go into all the details of what to avoid.

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