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15 Foods to Cancer-Proof Your Body

June 5th, 2015

Vegetables at the market

My friend and colleague, Greg Ashby, who is a Health Coach on our team, has written an informative listing of foods that help in combating cancer in the body.

My experience in working with cancer has shown me that incorporating these types of foods and herbs, into your daily diet, can play a powerful role in supporting the body’s efforts to heal and thrive.  In fact, this entire company was founded on the premise:

“Food is Medicine”

We work tirelessly to share our philosophy of food’s ability to help in healing the body from all disease.

I hope you enjoy this article!

Wayne Garland

15 Foods to Cancer-Proof Your Body

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Greg Ashby, CHHC, AADP lives in Ogden, Utah, is an Integrative Health Coach and Functional Nutrition Consultant, and has been in the Health and Wellness industry for over 20 years.

Because of his experience with Cancer, Adrenal and Thyroid disorders, he’s committed to Autoimmunity and Cancer prevention and management.  He enjoys studying the Psychology of Eating and Behavioral disorders.

While there are many healing foods available to us, here are 15 of the top herbs, fruits, vegetables and nuts to benefit you and your family by protecting you from chronic inflammation and possibly even disease.

1. Sea Vegetables, such as Arama, Kombu, Hijiki, Nori and Wakame (they sound fancy, but most can be found in the international food section of your local health foods market).

Chronic inflammation and oxidative stress are risk factors for the genesis of cancer. Sea vegetables contain a variety of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds and this nutrient combination has been shown to deliver some risk-lowering benefits in the case of colon cancer and other cancer types.

2. Turmeric (the active ingredient is curcumin) has anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative benefits on blood vessel tissue lining by suppressing inflammation and/or the effects of oxidative stress (think of oxidative stress as cellular rusting). Studies have shown that curcumin can reduce the formation of blood vessels in tumors called angiogenesis. Turmeric, especially curcumin, helps to prevent changes on a molecular level. When cooking with turmeric, use coconut oil and black pepper to enhance the uptake and benefits of curcumin.

Curcumin has been shown to have significant antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory activity. New research shows that it can both shrink cancer tumors and inhibit blood supply growth to tumors. It is a powerful antioxidant with liver protective benefits.

3. Resveratrol is a potent antioxidant found in red grape skins, pomegranate, raw cacao, peanuts, raspberries and mulberries, which are known to have numerous beneficial health effects. Resveratrol is a compound that contributes to the antioxidant potential of red grapes, and has antioxidant and antimutagenic (anti-cancer) properties.

4. Green Tea benefits come through water-soluble polyphenols (called  EGCG , or catechins) extracted from the leaves. Evidence shows that almost every organ system is benefited by these polyphenols.

Green tea offers cardioprotective, neuroprotective, anti-obesity, anti-carcinogenic, anti-diabetic, anti-atherogenic, liver protective and blood vessel health benefits.

Research has shown beneficial effects are seen in doses of 3 to 5 cups of strong green tea as well as from 500 to 1000 mg of EGCG extract in supplement form taken daily.

5. Wasabi has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties as well as aid in detoxification and induction of death (apoptosis) of cancer cells.

6. Kimchi has been shown to have anticarcinogenic properties, as well as enhancing immune function.

7. Cruciferous Vegetables include broccoli, kale, cabbage and cauliflower.  These vegetables contain cancer-fighting components such as sulforaphane. One of the main targets of sulforaphane is  cancer stem cells, where it’s been shown to slow the growth of tumors.

8. Most all berries have a power-punch phytonutrient called anthocyanins, which research shows actually slows down the growth of precancerous cells.

9. Tomatoes contain power! The power lies in a carotenoid called lycopene, which has been shown to stop endometrial cancer cell growth as well as potentially other cancers. The trick is to use fresh, cooked tomatoes. The heating increases the body’s uptake of lycopene.

10. Walnuts contain phytosterols that block estrogen receptor cells in breast tissues, slowing growth.

11. Garlic may lower the risk of colon cancer by blocking a carcinogen called nitrosamines, a chemical compound that has been shown to  increase the risk colon cancer.

12. Beans may lower colon cancer risk by raising butyrate, a fatty acid, which has a protective effect against the growth of cancer.

13. Astragalus is a Chinese herb and an immune system booster known to stimulate the body’s natural production of interferon. It also helps the immune system identify rogue cells. Studies show that work with this herb in both cancer and AIDS cases is encouraging. The MD Anderson Cancer Centre in Texas conducted research showing that taking astragalus when having radiotherapy doubled survival times.

14. Cat’s Claw is an adaptogen and powerful immune-stimulant, cat’s claw enhances the white cells clean up process (phagocytosis). It is an excellent companion to astragalus, curcumin and echinacea. Research indicates that it can reduce tumor size particularly with skin cancers. It also helps reduce the side-effects of chemo and radiotherapy.

15. Medicinal Mushrooms have been known for centuries to contain cancer and disease preventing properties. Their particular area of focus is the immune system. They are anti-inflammatory, non-toxic and great for daily use.

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Ending Breast Cancer Begins with You!

October 24th, 2014

Breast Cancer is still alive and well in the world.

Last year, nearly 2 million men and women were diagnosed, and if something doesn’t change, 13 million lives will be lost to this epidemic in the next 25 years.

If there is one disease I hope I can help protect my 4 daughters from, it’s breast cancer.

There is no absolute guarantee you or I won’t get cancer if we eat a plant-strong diet, exercise daily, drink pure, filtered water and take supplements that help to balance our hormone levels – BUT I can guarantee, if you do eat right, exercise and take these supplements, you’ll be fit and trim and you’ll forget forever what PMS feels like!

Our three hormone balancing formulas, Balanced Woman, DIM and Progesterone Boost, were created to help to eliminate all the symptoms associated with estrogen dominance and hormone imbalance.

Using these formulas can help you to lower your risk for breast cancer and live above the bloating, acne, insomnia, mood swings, carb cravings and heavy, painful periods.

Ending breast cancer starts with each of us making the best choice for our own health, so try our hormone formulas together for a month – and you’ll start feeling the best you ever have!

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DIM: The Magic Bullet?

October 14th, 2014

One of the BIGGEST MYTHS of modern medicine is this – We are all Estrogen deficient.

Nothing could be further from the truth.

The fact is, most of us are flowing over with too MUCH Estrogen!  Where do you think the breast and prostate cancer epidemic came from?

The REAL truth is this: Basic daily exercise and a vegetarian/zero saturated fats diet will correct the problem!

Westerners are generally up to their ears in Estrogen due to gobbling down endless amounts of saturated fat, drinking alcohol, not getting any exercise, lack of fiber, and epidemic obesity.

For the past twenty years I have talked extensively about the power of a thing called Indole-3-CARBINOL or I3C, a miraculous compound found in cruciferous vegetables.

I3C, which is a precursor to DIM, can about eliminate out-of-control Estrogen and Estriol levels in both men and women.

Read more…

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Hope for Your Best Breast-Hormone Health!

October 10th, 2014

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we want to remind you that you can take steps right now to lower your risk of this dreaded diagnosis.

1 in 8 American women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and according to the CDC, other than a few types of skin cancers, breast cancer is the #1 cancer among all women and it is the #1 cause of death from cancer among Hispanic women.

Close to 250,000 Americans are diagnosed with breast cancer every year, and over 40,000 die of it.

Image:  Asian woman laughing with her hands over her mouth.Why is it that China and other Asian countries rarely see breast cancer?

It is because Asian cultures are geared toward living a healthier lifestyle – they rarely eat red meat and dairy, and their diets are primarily vegetarian.  They walk everywhere and include additional exercise into their daily routine.  Their stress levels are significantly lower than Americans, who have some of highest stress and anxiety levels in the world.

You can probably imagine what I suggest you do in order to lower your risk of breast cancer. First, you need to stop eating meat and dairy products.  Second, you need to exercise – every single day!  And take our Balanced Woman Formula.

When I was in China, I asked the professor at the Institute where I was studying why I had never heard any of the Asian woman discuss hot flashes, breast cancer, mood swings or PMS?

The Chinese women ate primarily vegetarian, drank pure soy milk – no dairy – and a special herbal tea called “Eternal Flame”.

As you can imagine, I seized the formula and ingredients for the tea, and brought them with me to America.  Overnight, Balanced Woman was one of our top selling formulas and still is – because it works!

Absolutely NO pharmaceuticals are involved! No drug could possibly accomplish what Balanced Woman can.  The ingredients in this formula are so powerful that China has one of the lowest rates of breast cancer in the entire world!

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Source: U.S. Cancer Statistics Working Group. United States Cancer Statistics: 1999–2011 Incidence and Mortality Web-based Report. Atlanta (GA): Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and National Cancer Institute; 2014.

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Do You Have Leaky Gut?

October 1st, 2014

Leaky Gut is the the root cause of over half of all chronic disease. The fact is, millions of Americans suffer from it and are dying from the diseases associated with it – autoimmune disorders, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)/ irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), type 1 diabetes, autism, allergies, asthma, and now, cancer.

The crazy part is, you might have it and have no idea what “it” actually is.

Leaky Gut Syndrome is basically the breaking down of the walls of the intestine, so that undigested food particles, toxic waste and bacteria “leak” through the intestine into the blood stream wreaking havoc on your immune system – and worse – causing disease.

According to Dr. Leo Galland, director of the Foundation for Integrated Medicine, the following 10 symptoms can be signs of leaky gut:

  • Chronic diarrhea, constipation, gas or bloating
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Poor immune system
  • Headaches, brain fog, memory loss
  • Excessive fatigue
  • Skin rashes and problems such as acne, eczema or rosacea
  • Cravings for sugar or carbs
  • Arthritis or joint pain
  • Depression, anxiety, ADD, ADHD
  • Autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, celiac disease, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, and Crohn’s

This damaging of the intestinal walls is caused by a variety of factors: unhealthy diet, food allergies, taking antibiotics and over-the-counter pain medications, incomplete chewing, inadequate stomach acids and pancreatic enzymes, overeating and stress.

In a study conducted by Thomas Jefferson University, researchers discovered a direct link between leaky gut and the root cause of several types of cancer. In fact, protecting the lining of the gut can potentially protect the entire body.

“If the intestinal barrier breaks down, it becomes a portal for stuff in the outside world to leak into the inside world,” said Dr. Waldman, chair of the Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics at Jefferson and director of the Gastrointestinal Cancer Program at Jefferson’s Kimmel Cancer Center. “When these worlds collide, it can cause many diseases, like inflammation and cancer.”

You might be wondering, “So what can I do?”

The very first thing you can do is improve your diet. The Standard American Diet is woefully overloaded with processed foods and sacrificing fresh fruits and vegetables. The time is now to take a serious look at what you eat and the opportunity to kick-start a lifestyle.

The primary contributors to Leaky Gut are wheat, meat, processed foods, dairy, soy, alcohol, caffeine and processed sugar. Ideally, move toward a vegan diet. If you need help with shifting to a plant strong or vegan diet, don’t hesitate to call our Plant Strong Nutritional Support Team and they can walk you step by step through the process.

I highly suggest you start taking our Pro-Biotic Max Formula which contains a high quality spectrum of 25 Billion live probiotics or “friendly bacteria” per capsule to support gastrointestinal health, promoting the absorption of nutrients in the stomach and intestines, as well as improve elimination of toxic compounds.

Did you know antibiotics kill good bacteria? Pro-Biotic Max will help to replenish the friendly bacteria in your digestive system to help heal Leaky Gut Syndrome and boost your immune system.

What else can you do?

  • Avoid excess grains, lectins, gut allergens, and fermented/yeast growing foods that can cause inflammation in your gut. You might not be allergic, but you may have an intolerance.  Try an elimination diet and reintroduce these triggers to see how you feel – or rotate foods so you aren’t eating the exact things all the time, which can create an allergy. Take charge of 100% of what goes into your body.
  • Add digestive enzymes to your food to help with gut health and better digestion and absorption of food.  Add our Transform-Zymes to every meal for a month and you won’t believe how much better you feel!
  • Eliminate all processed foods. These are probably the very worst things you can put in your body.  Think of it like this – If it wasn’t around 100 years ago or comes in a package, don’t eat it.
  • Eat way more vegetables and healthy fats. Of course, more vegetables is a no-brainer! But, healthy fats can be tricky.  Try our Omega 3/6/9 Formula, and also include healthy fats in your diet, like avocado and Coconut Oil.
  • Last, but by far the least, lower stress! This might be another no-brainer, but stress kills and no one else will lower your stress for you – take charge of your life and make a commitment to do something for yourself every single day – even if it’s just deep breathing.  It can save your life!

Reference: 10 Signs You Have a Leaky Gut – and How to Heal It

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