Slowing the Growth of Cancer

Slowing the Growth of Cancer
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Every year, hundreds of the top cancer scientists from countries around the world converge to discuss the latest on diet and cancer. I’d like to share what I found to be the most interesting highlight from this year’s conference.

First, some background. One cancer cell never hurt anyone; two cancer cells never hurt anyone. But a billion cancer cells; that’s when we start getting into trouble. So we have to slow and reverse the division and growth of cancer cells. We all have cells that could grow into tumors, but if we slow them down, our immune systems may be able to clean them up before they spell trouble.

Take breast cancer, for example—the most common cancer among American women. Like all cancers, it starts with one cell. This is a photomicrograph—a photograph taken under a microscope of an actual breast cancer cell, which then divides, and becomes two cells, and then four, eight, and so on. Every time the cells divide, the tiny tumor doubles in size. The tumor need double only about 30 times, and we’re up to a billion cancer cells—which is a tumor just large enough to be picked up by mammography.

Even though it has to double only 30 times, it takes between 25 and 1,000 days for cancer cells to double just once. So that means, from the time that first cell gets mutated, it takes between two and a hundred years before it shows up as a little tumor that we can see.

The shortest known interval between exposure to a carcinogen and cancer is about 18 months, which is when the first leukemia cases started appearing after Hiroshima. Cancers need time to grow, and for most solid tumors, meaning non-blood tumors like breast cancer, cancer can take decades to develop. Many breast cancers may start in the teen years. Some think we actually may start developing breast cancer in the womb before we’re even born, and that depends in part on what our mom ate. This is what’s called the promotion stage of cancer. Twenty years ago I ate meat, a lot of meat. I very well may have mutated one of the cells in my prostate, or liver, or colon. But you know, I don’t mind if I get cancer in a hundred years. I don’t expect to be around to worry about it. The cancer may have been initiated by a DNA mutation, but if we don’t promote it, if we keep it dormant, if we slow it down, we may even be able to reverse its growth.

According to autopsy studies in Japan, they’ve got just as much prostate cancer as we do, but the rate of Japanese men dying from prostate cancer is one tenth that of American men, till they start eating like us. Japan has the number one longest life expectancy of any nation. The U.S. falls around 19th. When Japanese men finally do die, though, many have tiny prostate tumors. But they die with their cancer, instead of from their cancer. By age 80, the majority of men have tiny prostate cancer tumors, and by age 40, one third of women have microscopic cancerous breast tumors. It’s like atherosclerosis. About half of young Americans in their twenties already have atherosclerotic plaques—hardening of their arteries.

Many of us right now have tumors growing inside of us, so we can’t wait until later to start eating healthier. We have to start now. How can we slow down and reverse cancer while it’s still microscopic? Well, for prostate and breast cancers, these tissues tend to be sensitive to growth-promoting steroid hormones, like estrogen. So one way to decrease our levels of these steroid hormones may be to stop eating and drinking them by avoiding eggs, meat, and dairy.

Okay, let’s get to the new research. UCLA scientists placed women on a plant-based diet with exercise, and the levels of all measured growth hormones in their blood dropped dramatically. That’s not new news. It’s what they did next that made this one of the most exciting papers to come from that conference. Before and after the dietary change was initiated, researchers drew blood from the women, and dripped it on live human breast cancer cells growing in a petri dish. After just two weeks, the blood of women on the plant-based diet reduced the cancer growth rate by 20%. This is before; just packed with cancer. This is after. Just two weeks on a plant-based diet, and the blood circulating throughout their entire bodies was that inhospitable to cancer. Again, many of us right now have tumors growing inside of us, so we can’t wait until we’re older to start eating healthier. We have to start now, tonight.

To see any graphs, charts, graphics, images, and quotes to which Dr. Greger may be referring, watch the above video. This is just an approximation of the audio contributed by veganmontreal.

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Every year, hundreds of the top cancer scientists from countries around the world converge to discuss the latest on diet and cancer. I’d like to share what I found to be the most interesting highlight from this year’s conference.

First, some background. One cancer cell never hurt anyone; two cancer cells never hurt anyone. But a billion cancer cells; that’s when we start getting into trouble. So we have to slow and reverse the division and growth of cancer cells. We all have cells that could grow into tumors, but if we slow them down, our immune systems may be able to clean them up before they spell trouble.

Take breast cancer, for example—the most common cancer among American women. Like all cancers, it starts with one cell. This is a photomicrograph—a photograph taken under a microscope of an actual breast cancer cell, which then divides, and becomes two cells, and then four, eight, and so on. Every time the cells divide, the tiny tumor doubles in size. The tumor need double only about 30 times, and we’re up to a billion cancer cells—which is a tumor just large enough to be picked up by mammography.

Even though it has to double only 30 times, it takes between 25 and 1,000 days for cancer cells to double just once. So that means, from the time that first cell gets mutated, it takes between two and a hundred years before it shows up as a little tumor that we can see.

The shortest known interval between exposure to a carcinogen and cancer is about 18 months, which is when the first leukemia cases started appearing after Hiroshima. Cancers need time to grow, and for most solid tumors, meaning non-blood tumors like breast cancer, cancer can take decades to develop. Many breast cancers may start in the teen years. Some think we actually may start developing breast cancer in the womb before we’re even born, and that depends in part on what our mom ate. This is what’s called the promotion stage of cancer. Twenty years ago I ate meat, a lot of meat. I very well may have mutated one of the cells in my prostate, or liver, or colon. But you know, I don’t mind if I get cancer in a hundred years. I don’t expect to be around to worry about it. The cancer may have been initiated by a DNA mutation, but if we don’t promote it, if we keep it dormant, if we slow it down, we may even be able to reverse its growth.

According to autopsy studies in Japan, they’ve got just as much prostate cancer as we do, but the rate of Japanese men dying from prostate cancer is one tenth that of American men, till they start eating like us. Japan has the number one longest life expectancy of any nation. The U.S. falls around 19th. When Japanese men finally do die, though, many have tiny prostate tumors. But they die with their cancer, instead of from their cancer. By age 80, the majority of men have tiny prostate cancer tumors, and by age 40, one third of women have microscopic cancerous breast tumors. It’s like atherosclerosis. About half of young Americans in their twenties already have atherosclerotic plaques—hardening of their arteries.

Many of us right now have tumors growing inside of us, so we can’t wait until later to start eating healthier. We have to start now. How can we slow down and reverse cancer while it’s still microscopic? Well, for prostate and breast cancers, these tissues tend to be sensitive to growth-promoting steroid hormones, like estrogen. So one way to decrease our levels of these steroid hormones may be to stop eating and drinking them by avoiding eggs, meat, and dairy.

Okay, let’s get to the new research. UCLA scientists placed women on a plant-based diet with exercise, and the levels of all measured growth hormones in their blood dropped dramatically. That’s not new news. It’s what they did next that made this one of the most exciting papers to come from that conference. Before and after the dietary change was initiated, researchers drew blood from the women, and dripped it on live human breast cancer cells growing in a petri dish. After just two weeks, the blood of women on the plant-based diet reduced the cancer growth rate by 20%. This is before; just packed with cancer. This is after. Just two weeks on a plant-based diet, and the blood circulating throughout their entire bodies was that inhospitable to cancer. Again, many of us right now have tumors growing inside of us, so we can’t wait until we’re older to start eating healthier. We have to start now, tonight.

To see any graphs, charts, graphics, images, and quotes to which Dr. Greger may be referring, watch the above video. This is just an approximation of the audio contributed by veganmontreal.

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    1. Could you please comment on programs like the one run by Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez who does nutrition therapy for cancers. For most cancers he recommends plant based diets, however, for cancers like Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma he recommends a diet high in red meats. My dad would love to think he could treat his cancer with a steak, but I am hesitant on the whole idea and keep pushing the spinach his way instead. Reputable programs like McDougall, Ornish, and Gerson go the plant direction…Mercola goes with some meat. ?!?!? Who do I believe?




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      1. Hello forever!

        The fact of the matter is, whole plants are the most nutrient dense sources of food we can come across http://nutritionfacts.org/videos/antioxidant-content-of-3139-foods/
        If one is to eat a diet high in meat, putting all health detriments and contamination aside, meat is a relatively nutrient poor food and does not promote the immune system unlike plant sources, which are the only foods that contain phytochemicals and the great majority of the antioxidants. To consider meat a health food is laughable simply looking at its micro nutrient load, which is very small. Looking at its macro nutrients, red meat and dairy are the only natural sources of trans fats, which are recommended to be at 0 grams per day http://nutritionfacts.org/videos/good-great-bad-killer-fats/ The protein itself, as discussed commonly with T. Colin Campbell has been shown to promote cancer growth http://www.tcolincampbell.org/courses-resources/article/cancer-facts-meat-consumption-and-cancer-risk/?tx_ttnews%5BbackPid%5D=76&cHash=7901fc134f as well as the clear link between meat consumption and mortality http://nutritionfacts.org/videos/meat-mortality/ and lastly, looking at fiber, it is no where to be found in any meat source. I encourage you to also view this video that discusses DNA repair mechanisms (DNA brakes linked with cancer) which are enabled by the phytochemicals and antioxidants in plant foods. http://nutritionfacts.org/videos/repairing-dna-damage/

        Please excuse the brashness in my response. It is more to what was suggested by that doctor in your comment rather than your comment as a whole that struck me. Continue your quest for nutritional truth and view all the videos Dr. Greger has to offer for a very complete understanding of the health promoting properties of plants over meat. Whats so great is that you can view the studies yourself to see if you agree too!




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    2. Just came across this vid today. . . Just fantastic!  I just had to give news to a patient today about a new diagnosis of Barretts Esophagus (the first one I have ever seen personally).  Guess who’s is going to get this information forwarded to them.  I already got her on a plant based diet but this is the Vegan icing on the vegan cake!
      I’m just bummed I hadn’t come across it sooner.
      Great job on this video.  I kinda like the longer length of this video as well.




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    3. Dear Dr. Greger,

      My husband had radiation treatment for testicular cancer 35 years ago and has had progressive small bowel radiation late effects ever since. I am sitting at his bedside in the hospital now. He had a small bowel perforation almost three weeks ago, during emergency surgery they found a small bowel adenocarcinoma stage II or stage III (they didn’t take lymph nodes as this was not thought to be a cancer surgery.) They resected 6 to 7 inches of his small bowel leaving plenty of radiation damaged tissue left – quite inflamed according to the surgeon who removed a lot of scar tissue.

      He has very low albumin levels. He has been on a diet of virtually nothing but lean meat and white rice or potatoes for some while, but even before that very low fat, low fiber, doesn’t do well with beans at all, gluten intolerant – so rice/potatoes and chicken or grass fed well drained ground beef, lean pork – have been dietary staples. Also, he has been on very low fiber because of diarrhea. We are wondering how he will get protein if he doesn’t eat meat especially with the low albumin levels – We would love to have your thoughts or any resources that you know of (we would be willing to travel) that might help us adjust his diet in a way that he could tolerate and still get enough calories given all the restrictions. His weight is down to 136lbs from 160 over the last couple of years.




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      1. Hello Corrine McAfee. Thank you for reaching out. My apologies if you get two responses from me. My first one seems to have disappeared so I thought I’d try again! I am a dietitian and volunteer moderator who helps Dr. G answer questions. I am very sorry to hear about your husband health concerns and nutrition struggles. I used to work in a cancer treatment centre, so feel I have an understanding of what you are going through. Given the description of your husband’s bowels and food intolerances, depending on what his doctor says, it may be that he will need to continue to be careful with coarse/fibrous foods in order to reduced risk of blockage, in which case some nourishing pureed soups and smoothies will hopefully appeal. Lots of nutrition can be packed in this way. One of my favourite ideas is to use soft tofu for protein which blends in beautifully and picks up the flavour of whatever you’ve added it to! Once home and feeling better, try some firm/extra firm tofu marinated and grilled/broiled or pan fried. Other calorie boosting additions to soft/pureed foods – avocado and smooth nut butters (also good for protein). A little on what may seem the less healthy side is adding small amounts of fats and oils to boost calories. By doing this though, you allow the protein to be used for cell repair, immune system and muscle building.

        I hope your husband has been introduced to nutritional supplement drinks like Ensure or Boost in hospital. There are many different ones available, some with higher levels of protein like Enlive or Boost High Protein. These are all soy based, gluten free and lactose free. The bottom line priority for your husband right now, is adequate protein and calories, with whatever foods he can tolerate. I suggest he drink at least one a day or more depending on tolerance to foods to help with weight regain. Sipping on a supplement between meals is often a good plan as is eating 5-6 small meals a day. It’s amazing how a few mouthfuls every 2- 3 hours adds up by the end of the day! I hope you can connect with a dietitian in hospital as well for more individualized advice. I do hope this helps a bit. Wishing you all the best.




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    4. Hi, my father has just discovered that he has stomach cancer and it has leached to his liver. Are there any specific foods for this area? I’m completely out of my depth with this but wanting to give him as much time as possible. Any help is much appreciated.




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      1. Hello Jodie! Unfortunately, Dr. Greger is unable to answer most of the questions posted here, however, we do have an amazing team
        of volunteer doctors, nurses, and dietitians who answer questions. I have forwarded your question to them.
        Please note that we don’t have enough volunteers to get all questions answered, so an answer is not guaranteed.




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      2. Hi Jodie: We’re so sorry to hear about your Dad. We’re thinking of him and wishing him all the best! All the info we have on stomach cancer can be found here. You might also find this section to be helpful as well. Please let us know if you need any additional information.




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    5. Hi , my dad was just diagnosed with non Hodgkins B cell lymphoma. I have started a WFPB diet about a month ago to reverse my type 2 diabetes and high cholesterol. I’ve opted to not take metforman to try to prove to myself and my doctor that it can be done! I’ve been trying to talk my father into joining me on this path. I have read that when one undergoes chemo they should not eat salads or raw veggies. Also read to up the read meat consumption.
      I am reading the China study and feel that my father would benefit from listening to Colin Campbell and other experts like yourself in regards to his diet. Your feedback please




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    6. Hi. My father has just been diagnosed with non Hodgins B cell lymphoma. I have recently started a WFPB diet to try to reverse my type 2 diabeties and high cholesterol. I’ve opted out of taking mettforman which my doctor prescribed. She also recommended that I go back to a low carb diet which I was following. I felt terrible and believe that my cholesterol and A1C went up because of it. I believe I can reverse this! My father is starting chemo next week and I want him to try a WFPB diet. Some of the articles that I’ve read say to eat no salads or raw veggies. Also read to up red meat consumption. I’m reading the China study and believe in C.Campbell and experts like yourself. What are your thoughts on the chemo and his diet that should accompany it? I believe his chemo treatment will be R-CHOP.




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    1. If you didn’t already, please rate the video (click on the stars) so it will bump up in the “Highest Rated” category and more people will be able to discover it–I’m glad you did! For more videos on cancer, please click here.




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  1. I am a 4th generation vegan. My Great grandmother had breast cancer at 50. The second gen vegan got breast cancer at 78. The 3rd and fourth who added soy have no breast cancer. I am sharing this at Weimar Center of Health and Education, Weimar, CA to our residential patients. They love it.




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      1. It’s only the processed soy that increases IGF-1. Whole or minimally processed soy foods, like edamame beans, soy milk, and tofu, do not raise IGF-1.




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          1. It’s actually not. It’s simple to make at home. Some packaged soymik may have additional ingredients, but that varies widely. The basic formula is not very processed at all though. Studies such as the Shanghai Study show an inverse relationship between soyfoods including soymilk and breast cancer. In a study of 14,000 Seventh Day Adventist men, those who regularly drank soymilk instead of cow’s milk had a huge drop in prostate cancer rates.




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  2. Great site and videos. But what about vitamin B12 ? As I understand it B12 can only be found in meat. Or am I wrong Michael Greger? And aren’t there also other benfits than protein, from eating beef from grass fed animals? Thanks /Hakan from Sweden




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    1. Hello berggren!

      Vitamin b12 is actually synthesized by bacteria so unless you go out in the forest and eat some unwashed, ground picked vegetation, the only real source of it is in fact from meat. To avoid the harms of meat for this lone vitamin, one should always supplement b12. check out the video links for some very important information on b12.
      http://nutritionfacts.org/videos/vitamin-supplements-worth-taking/
      http://nutritionfacts.org/videos/inverted-rabbit-sign/
      http://nutritionfacts.org/videos/vegan-epidemic/

      Regarding your question about grass fed beef and protein, all plant food are complete proteins.

      “Plant protein can meet requirements when a variety of plant foods is consumed and energy needs are met. Research indicates that an assortment of plant foods eaten over the course of a day can provide all essential amino acids and ensure adequate nitrogen retention and use in healthy adults, thus complementary proteins do not need to be consumed at the same meal”
      http://www.vrg.org/nutrition/2003_ADA_position_paper.pdf

      Furthermore, “a careful look at the founding scientific research proves it is impossible to design an amino acid-deficient diet based on the amounts of unprocessed starches and vegetables sufficient to meet the caloric needs of humans.”
      http://www.drmcdougall.com/misc/2010other/guidelines.htm

      Now what OTHER benefits come from meat? few if any. In the rare case someone cannot properly absorb plant based iron but eating vitamin c with a food that has iron greatly enhances its bioavailability.
      Check out this video on antioxidant content of plant foods in comparison with animal foods.
      http://nutritionfacts.org/videos/antioxidant-power-of-plant-foods-versus-animal-foods/




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  3. Hi.Last week I got a yearly visit from a 40 yearold patient who had had ulcerative colitisfor 20 years. I told him to stop dairy and readyour 2001 paper got milk. He thanked me for his colitis stopped forthwith and since he cut all dairy. In chap 1 of China study the’error’ with alpha f protein in Philippino kids and the reproduction in rat studies,I interpret as “Cancer cells need animal protein to grow” If u stop it,they shrink.Ok i am not a scientist but I proposed this to 7 advanced cancer patients 2 of whom were in “palliative stage> All 6 are doing VERY WELL,the oncologists do not understand it.I tell them “plant based diet,no cheating”. It has worked for now,and I am flabbergated. For the record,I got about 4 hrs of nutrition in med school,A whole semester in pharmacology,and 8 lectures on surgery of thyroid cancer this was 1963-1967. I stopped smoking in 1988,stopped meat and dairy in 2005(yr influence Sir),do not worry about future hope to live to 80 but take one day at a time. Thank you for bringing the fun back into my medical practice.




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    1. I’m so glad you wrote in–you’ve certainly made my day! As much as I love lecturing to medical students and the general public (largely via Rotary), my most fulfilling presentations are grand rounds in hospitals for clinicians. My goal is to reignite that spark they all had when they started medical school to help people, to cure people, to make people better. As you know, too much in medicine these days is just palliation, just covering up symptoms and slowing their downward spiral into disease and disability. When I start going through the case series showing that many of the chronic diseases that make up the bulk of their practices can be reversed, that people can be restored to health, you can see their faces light up. There are powerful tools at their disposal that no one ever taught them about. Please let me know if there is ever anything I can do to help further..

      In terms of some of your individual points, the latest review on the theory that a farm animal pathogen in meat and dairy may be triggering inflammatory bowel disease is worth the read: Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease: is Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis the common villain? If indeed these diseases are related to diet, then the good news the review concludes with is that “We can end the public health tragedy of Crohn’s disease, and ulcerative colitis, in our lifetimes.”

      And I continue to be as excited as you at the possibility that certain cancers can be stopped and reversed through diet as well. I’ll keep bringing everyone the latest building off the preliminary results presented here: Cancer reversal through diet?




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    2. duchaspa – hi. I’m writing a book on the risks of high-protein diets. May I interview you, by phone or email, about what you’ve posted here?

      Please email me at dave at worldsworstdiet.com.

      Or call me at +61432814888

      I’d be obliged. I need great true stories like yours to make it easier for readers to understand the statistics and research I’m writing about.

      dave 




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  4. I can’t add much to Dr. Greger’s excellent response. I too enjoy speaking with physicians. It is rewarding to make patients better but I would suggest you redefine your goal to live a quality life well beyond 80. We need all the physicians who are well versed in primary and secondary preventive strategies. Maybe you could give some presentations locally to other health care professionals.




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  5. Thank you so much for your incredibly informative videos! I have been forwarding your links to my family and friends. I found this one especially helpful.

    After listening to this and reading the above comments, I find myself confused about soy intake. Could you clarify if soy milk is helpful or harmful? It is my main source of liquid for smoothies, oatmeal, etc. since not having any dairy.

    Thank you!




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  6. Hi Dr. Greger,
    I know you from T.McQuirter’s EatSmart class. My mother has stage 4 lung cancer. She started radiation treatment today for 6 weeks.  I know that diet changes will help her however she is not  ready to embrace a vegan/lifestyle completely.  I started giving her wheatgrass this morning and after radiation treatment.  She will eat some vegan meals that I make from Tracye’s book.  Any other suggestions?




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  7. How does a 20% reduction in the growth RATE, and not the growth itself make it possible to show the before and after pictures that are so different?

    Wouldn’t the cancer cells continue to grow, but just at a slower rate?




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    1. I realise that my question is very grey-area. I specifically meant, those on a non-processed, plant-based, low-fat diet. And if a plant-based diet slows cancer so substantially, is Gerson right?




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      1.  Yes, vegans can get cancer but the risk is much much lower and if one is vegan their entire life, then the possibility of getting cancer is even more slim. Other factors may contribute such as air pollution, pesticides and the like.




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  8. I have a skin tag in my armpit. I’m not a doctor, but on the internet I read that it’s a benign tumor. When I started to eat vegan, one of the first things I noticed was that the skin tag was shrinking. I’m on a vegan diet for about 4 months and the skin tag is half the size now. 




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  9. So does this really work? I don’t Doubt it, but I have a family member who doesn’t believe in this. I would love to hear from somone who has reverse their cancer.I’m trying to get my aunt to follow this. She has stage 4 cancer in the stomach. Any info would be appreciated




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  10. Dear Dr. Greger
    I have developed ALS and am losing weight partly due to swallowing difficulties and reaction to Rilutek. I now have a PEG tube and would like to change my diet to that of a vegan, but do not see how this will provide me with the caloric intake required to replace the 10 pounds i recently lost. I wonder if you could comment on this and point me to any information which might support a dietary approach to management of this disease.
    Eye MD




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  11. My dad was diagnosed with secondary brain cancer last year – told he’d be dead within a year and that they would focus on pain management. He decided to forgo radiation and chemo since they’re not effective in trigeminal nerve pain and the cavernous sinus area… decided instead on a strict vegan diet with supplements (based on Dr. Coldwell – The only answer to cancer). So vegan, along with no sugar, no soy unless non-gmo, no vinegar, etc…. that was over a year ago. Since then doctor’s at the cancer clinic have indicated that the MRI’s show the tumor has shrunk and that the blood flow seems to be almost no-existent to the site. Do you have any experience with this? Would love to hear your thoughts..




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  12. First of all TY for your informative videos (we bought the complete set) they have taught me so much. I made the mistake of having a 5mm. cancerous tumor removed from my breast 2 mos. ago. I have only been on a strict vegan and juicing, with wheat grass also, diet for 3 mos. My onco. Dr. STRONGLY recommends Femara in case of recurrance in the breast and if it got in my bloodstream through surgery. I’ve said no to radiation but am i making a mistake thinking my diet will prevent the cancer from returning? I would truly appreciate your thoughts on this. TY




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  13. I have stage 1 C.I.N.. I hear soursop juice is a natural way to prevent 12 cancers. I don’t know what the real facts are. Do you think drinking this would help to prevent my C.I.N. from turning into cancer. I read some things that say its 10,000 times more powerful then a component in chemo.  Other things I read say that soursop can be dangerous if you drink too much. You find all the facts, so I wanted to contact you to see what if anything you might have to share with me about the benefits or hazards of soursop juice for my situation. If I wind up with uterine cancer, I would want to try natural ways to cure it over chemo. I hope to hear back from you. 




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  14. My dad had a prostrate cancer surgery around October 2012, recently he is having heavy blood in his urine and feels weak most of the time. Kindly educate me on what to




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    1. I would have your father get evaluated by his physician as soon as possible. There are many causes for blood in the urine and weakness. His urologist and primary care physician should be able to pin point the cause of his bleeding. As relates to his prostate cancer… the best diet is a whole food plant based diet although some foods seem to be better then others as relates to prostate cancer. You can find out information about that by going to the video’s on prostate cancer on NutritionFacts.org. However it is important for your father to contact his physicians to be seen. Good luck.




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      1. Hi My father was diagnosed with stage 2 gallbladder cancer in May, they removed the gallbladder but caused a spill on the liver, he took 6 treatments of chemo and no improvement , I wanted to go all natural , does anyone have a good diet plan that I should follow? Thanks




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  15. I watched your video on “Slowing the Growth of Cancer” and you discussed how breast and prostate are sensitive to estrogen. By eating less meat, eggs and dairy we can eliminate some of the estrogen. what about cancers that do not rely on estrogen. How does a plant based diet stack up?




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    1. Mary Lynn, did you ever get an answer to ” what about cancers that do not rely on estrogen. How does a plant based diet stack up”? I would like to know the answer, as well.




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  16. I am confused by tamoxifen; I understand how it works, but why does a post menopausal woman have so much estrogen floating around? Are there studies that show plant-based diet is as effective in further cancer as tamoxifen? I think estrogen is carried by the fat cells, so if you are thinner, do you have less estrogen? (post menopausal)? Can you help clear up the confusion?




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  17. Is there any possibility of combining existing therapies to slow down cancer growth is showing encouraging early results. The existing therapies that will be combined in the METRICS study are
    metformin, statins, doxycycline, mebendazole and ibuprofen, but it was
    by no means a straightforward process to land on these particular
    medicines.




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  18. The article that is used in this movie is not a fully plant based one. May I quote:

    “The diet
    consisted of natural whole grains, fruits and vegetables with limited amounts (<3.5 oz) of fish, fowl
    or lean meat and nonfat milk."

    It's largly plant-based.




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