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1 1 Diet, Lifestyle & Staying Well Paul Reilly, ND, L.Ac., FABNO Seattle Cancer Treatment & Wellness Center National Director of Naturopathic Medicine - CTCA

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3 3 Risk Factors for Cancer Tobacco 30% Diet 30% Infection 5% Alcohol 3% Pollution 2% Reproductive Factor 3% Family history 5% Sedentary Lifestyle 5% Occupational 5% Other 12% (Harvard Center for Ca Prevention)

4 4 Nature or nurture? Swedish twins study 44,788 pairs of twins 10,803 cases of cancer genes explained risk as follows –prostate cancer - 42% of risk –colon cancer - 35% of risk –breast cancer - 27% of risk –lung - 26% of risk –most other cancers - <25% of risk

5 5 “Change the environment” Food Exercise Supplements Clean Environment

6 6 Just know this... Change the internal environment that allows cancer to grow and you have changed everything related to risk and even recovery if cancer already exists

7 7 Development of Cancer

8 8 “Let your food be your medicine and your medicine be your food” Hippocrates

9 9 How Foods Fight Cancer Antioxidants can slow damage to DNA Phytochemicals change gene expression Vitamins help repair DNA EFA’s regulate growth signals & inflam. Fiber enhances cell-cell communication Regulation of hormones Enhancement of detoxification

10 10 Paleolithic Nutrition Avg daily intake – 3000 calories – 251 grams protein – 71.3 grams fat – 333.6 grams complex carbs – 45.7 grams fiber

11 11 Nat’l Health & Nutrition Survey Less than 10% of Americans consume 5 serving of fruits and vegetables daily 40% had no fruit or juice 50% had no garden vegetables 70% had no fruit or veg. High in vitamin C 80% had no fruit or veg. high in carotenoids

12 12 Top 3 American Vegetables #1: French fries –Account for 25% of all “vegetables” consumed in US #2: Iceberg Lettuce –(90% water) #3: Tomato –catsup & salsa

13 13 So What do I eat? American Heart Assoc Macrobiotic ATKINS

14 14 So What do I eat? American Heart Assoc Macrobiotic ATKINS The “Real Food” Diet

15 15 Dietary Guidelines EAT LOTS: –Vegetables: (tomato, crucifers, garlic/onions) –Fruit: (apples, citrus, berries, apricots etc) –Lean protein (seafood, whey, soy, non-fat yogurt, beans) –Complex carbs: (whole grains, beans, fiber) –Good fats (olive oil, nuts, flax meal) –Herbs: (shitake mushrooms, ginger, curry etc) –Other: fermented foods, green tea, pure water.

16 16 Dietary Guidelines Whole unrefined, unprocessed foods Half plate should be vegetables Eat a “rainbow” of color daily Chew food well 1 oz water for every 2 pounds wt Organic when available

17 17 Dietary Guidelines Minimize or Avoid: – Commercial beef, pork & poultry – alcohol – full fat dairy products – sugar and desserts – microwaved foods

18 18 Dietary Guidelines “Just Say No”: –High fructose corn syrup –Margarine, trans fats, partially hydrogenated fats, deep fried foods –Processed meats, nitrates, smoked meats (esp charred) –“fake foods”, colorings, additives

19 19 Superfoods Spirulina Sprouts Bee Pollen Whey protein Pomegranite Green tea Garlic & onion Beets Apples Blueberries Turmeric & Ginger Coconut Mushrooms

20 20 FISH OILS Increased intake of fish oils is associated with reduced risk of cancer incidence and metastasis –Breast( Nutr. Ca. 1989;12:61) –Colon (Gastroenterology 1993;105:1317) –Prostate (Antican. Res. 1996;16:815) Reduces inflammation & heart disease

21 21 Alcohol and Cancer Type of Cancer # studies% increase per drink Tobacco synergy Breast6010% Colon455% Rectal455% Liver2520% Oral>5030%Yes Esophagus3030%Yes

22 22 Sugar & Cancer High sugar diets are associated with increased risk of several cancers. –Breast - Lancet 1996;347:1351 Br. Ca. Res. & Tx. 1997;42:243 Nutr. Ca. 1982 ;1:27 –Colorectal - Int’l J. Ca 1997;72:56 Int’l J. Ca. 1998;75:40 Nutr. Ca. 1987;10:181 Ca. Epid. Biomarker Prev. 1997;6:67

23 23 Rachel Carson - Silent Spring “For the first time in the history of the world, every human being is now subjected to contact with dangerous chemicals....The synthetic pesticides have been so thoroughly distributed throughout the animate and inanimate world that they occur virtually everywhere”

24 24 Pesticides

25 25 Toxins in Human Fat 5 toxins found in 100% of samples. – dioxins, styrene, xylene, ethylphenol, 1,4 dichlorobenzene. 9 toxins found in 91-98% of samples. – benzene, toluene, DDE, three dioxins, furans, ethyl benzene and chlorobenzene PCBs found in 83% and lindane in 87% 20 toxic compounds found in 76% of all samples

26 26 Pollution Effects Cancer, leukemia, lymphoma CFS Fibromyalgia MCS Autoimmune disease Inflammatory bowel disease

27 27 Pollution Effects Allergies & asthma Neurodegenerative disease Endocrine disease Infertility & Reproductive disorders Autism

28 28 Most Contaminated strawberry bell pepper spinach cherries (US) peaches canteloupe (Mexico)

29 29 Most Contaminated celery apples apricots green beans grapes (Chile) cucumbers

30 30 Least contaminated vegetables Onions Avocado Sweet corn Pineapple Mango Asparagus Sweet Peas Kiwi fruit Banana Cabbage Broccoli Papaya

31 31 Less contaminated foods Organically grown, seasonal produce Wild caught salmon and sardines Nuts in shells Organically raised grains and livestock Olive & coconut oil

32 32 General guidelines Buy organic & local when available Eat foods when in season Wash all produce Eat low on the food chain Avoid GMO foods Grow an organic garden

33 33 Water Don’t drink unfiltered tap water Test your home water for contaminants Best is spring water Avoid unnecessary bottled water

34 34 Insulin, Obesity & Cancer Obesity could account for 14% of all cancer deaths in men and 20% in women – NEJM 2003;348:17 60% higher risk of Colon cancer with higher levels of insulin. 90% increase with higher waist circumference. – JNCI 1999;91:1147

35 35 Insulin & Cancer Hyperinsulinemia is a risk factor for breast cancer -Br. Ca. Res. Tx. 1996;38:239 – Ca. Causes Control 1996;7:605 Serum C peptide is higher in breast cancer cases than controls – Int. J Ca. 1992;52:511 High insulin levels may be the best predictor of whether a woman’s breast cancer recurs – ASCO Mtg 5/23/2000

36 36 Lifestyle

37 37 At home Remove shoes Keep air circulating Avoid pressboard, synthetic carpets etc Use non-toxic cleaners etc Reduce AC & heat use Switch to compact fluorescent lights Use air purifiers and houseplants

38 38 Mind-Body Connections Chronic stress depletes your immune system, slows healing and repair and contributes to illness Reverse effects of stress with sleep, positive activities, and relaxation Exercise reduces most of the negative effects of stress

39 39 Exercise Reduces risk of all major killers (Cancer, heart disease, diabetes, obesity, htn,) Improves energy Improves brain function One in 3 Americans will get cancer. One in 7 active Americans will get cancer Regular exercise reduces breast cancer risk by 30% (Am J Epid 2003)

40 40 Plant purifiers Areca palm Peace Lily Rubber plant Spider plant English Ivy Gerbera Daisy Snake Plant

41 41 What about supplements? 3 day USDA food consumption studies of 21,500 individuals Not one person consumed 100% of RDA for all 10 essential nutrients

42 42 Limitations of RDA Prevent deficiency dz, not promote health Doesn’t account for biochemical individuality Does not meet needs of those with increased demands or illness

43 43 Vitamin D Reduces cancer rates at 16 sites (Antica. Res. 2006;26:2687) Low vit D assoc with increased cancer incidence & mortality ( JNCI 2006) (Am. J. Pub. Health 2006) Increasing vit D by 25 nm/l assoc with 17% reduction in ca incidence, 29% reduction in ca mortality and 45% reduction in dig system ca mortality (JNCI 2006;98:451)

44 44 Serum Vit D & breast cancer risk Serum Vit D (nm)RR for breast ca <301.0 30-450.57 45-600.49 60-750.43 >750.31 Carcinogenesis 2008;29:93

45 45 Increased Demand for Nutrients Methionine (vit. B-6,) Homocysteine (bad) (vit. B-6, B-12, Folic acid) Cysteine, taurine(good)

46 46 A Good Multivitamin Vitamin A 5000iu Mixed Carotenes 10,000-25,000 iu B vits 10-50 mg Vitamin C 1000- 3000mg Vitamin D 400-800 iu Vitamin E 200-400 iu Vitamin K 1 mg Calcium 500-1000 mg Magnesium 400-800 Zinc 15-30 mg Copper 1-2 mg Selenium 200 mcg Chromium 200 mcg Iodine 150 mcg Boron 2-3 mgm (?) Iron (?)

47 47 Putting it all together Healthy Diet Don’t smoke Alcohol in moderation, if any Stay Active Maintain Healthy weight Take time for fun Sleep Take high quality vitamins

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