Cornsail: there's very little nutrient value in processed foods, from breads, cereals, pastas, yogurts, canned soups, salad dressings, chips, breakfast bars, sodas, and most other things packaged.
62%of calories in Americans come from processed foods which are void of phytochemicals, nutrients, and antioxidents. Then 27% of calories comes from animal products, which also don't contain any significant amt of micronutrients, phytochemicals, or antioxidents either. the other 10% is vegetales, which half of is white potatoes (french fries), so only 5% of food contains any phytochemicals. This allows the immune system to be weakened to bacterias, viruses, and cancer cells. Again, he goes into great depth with this.....
He says even if you've eaten well for half of your life, there's a good chance you'll prevent heart attacks and strokes, but cancer is different. We should be able to live to 95-105 easily.
Methylation to DNA (damage to the DNA in the cells) occurs between the ages of 1-10, which is what sets the stage for cancer later on. He states that a diet of moderate changes will prevent the heart attacks, but it takes more work to prevent cancer, but it's not significant to prevent cancer in the diet. You have to repair the gentic structures from when you were a child. "Childhood diets are the major cause of adult cancers" so now as adults we have to overcompensate to maximumly take in nutrients to repair the methylation that occured in childhood.
Individual vitamins do not take care of the problem, it has to come from whole food so there is interaction with all of the other micronutrients. Every piece of broccoli has over 1000 microntrients, and every strawberry has over 700! Cancer numbers are still increasing every year since the 30s. Antibiotics (our own and in animal products) increase the risk of cancer too- women who have taken 25 antibiotic prescriptions over 17 yrs had double the risk of breast cancer. women who took 5-10 over 17 yrs had a 1.5 x higher risk of cancer.....other drugs/hormones/chemotheraputic drugs also increase cancer risks.
Eating more vegetables fixes the DNA....methylation can be measured in DNA, and a person who smokes and eats poorly can be shown how damaged their DNA is, and then be shown how the body can repair itself with the addition of an excellent diet. Adding more green vegetables, reduces free radicals, and methylation, and less AGEs. Green cruciferousveggies produce ITCs, that can arm the body to reduce the early life damage. Breast cancer risk can be reduced, and even colon cancer predisposition goes down significantly when you eat a high intake of green vegetable. Dr furhman recommends double what the study recommendations are to prevent cancer. A diet high in greens has also been shown in medical literature to reverse cervical dysplasia, HPV, prevent HIV replication, and inhibit the infection of hepatitis.
The ARE- antioxidant response element; is always workin in our bodies and we have the ability to fight free radicals and are cancer proof, but if you're not eating green vegetables, you're not activiting your own bodies ability to fight disease. (then there's more biochemical stuff I don't understand in this part of the lecture)
Basically chewing breaks open the cell wall and lets Myrosinase out to combine with glycosinolates (compounds that contain sulfer and nitrogen in cruciferous veggies , and the compounds are formed while chewing. There's even bacteria in the mouth that also combine with the green vegetables, making compounds that are disease preventive. taking kale or bok choy, and cooking it first then blending destroys the myrosinase in the food, from the heat decreasing ITC activity, but blending it when raw and mix with some onion releasing allinase to be released to create sulfuric acid...those are the anticancer compounds- the compounds are not heat sensitive, but the enzymes are. blend them first before adding to the dish to be cooked.
Lutene gives vegetables their green color, lycopene gives red color, beta carotene gives orange color to foods.
nutritarian people care about the quality of nutrients in their diet, not just the calories.
Mushrooms are an integral part of our diet. They don't have a lot of micronutrients. But they have a lot nutrients which have anti cancer properties. they have the ability to find damaged cells, and lable it so the immune system can identify and deal with it. they have aromatase activity, which keeps the levels of estradiol down to limit the cancer affecting the breast. " Eating mushrooms every day reduces a woman's risk of breast cancer by 64%". 10gms of mushrooms- one button mushroom a day... if they eat mushrooms, drink green tea and ate green vegetables, they have an 89% risk reduction for cancer. Mushrooms also inhibit blood vessels growth (angiogenesis), into cancer tissue and fat tissue. Cancers can't grow or spread unless they have new blood vessels to feed it. Fat cells are like cancer. Fat is a hormone producing factory for fat. Consuming junk food, sugar and fat releases insulin, which promotes angiogenesis. so the mushrooms prevent cancer from being fueled. Mushrooms, onions, cinnamon, garlic, soy, berries and green vegetables are all angiogenesis inhibitors. the highest consumers of onions have a 55-88% reduction of different cancers...it's about a half cup of onions.
GOMBS Greens, onion, Mushrooms, beans/berries, seeds.......to prevent cancers, these foods need to be eaten regularly. They've even found out that increased access to medical care increases cancer risks, because the person is exposed to more cancer causing drugs. People need to grow their own food.....beans and onions in 71 countries linked to decreased cancer risks, even in poorer countries where they have access to these foods, and even greens. cooked tomatoes increase lycopene availablity. Decreased calorie consumption leads to longer life. Increased caloric consumption is related to increased IGF-1, esp when animal protein is consumed, and this is related to increased cancer, dementia, and increased free radicals floating throughout the body.
He even calls McDonald's "Mc Cancer" lol! SAD eaters are consuming 30% calories from animal products. IGF -1 levels aren't reduced in people until their animal consumption gets to 10% or lower. You have to REDUCE animal products in order to NOT get cancer! (this means vegetarians still consuming dairy and egg products!!!!)
Eating huge amt's of animal protiens, and adding muscle/physical mass in the gym can lead to cancer, because of increased systemic IGF-1 being pumped throughout the body. local IGF-1 produced during exercise does not have the same effect- it's the animal proteins and systemic amts of IGF.
green vegetables, plus tomatoes, eggplant, onions, mushrooms, peppers are all nonstarchy low calorie vegetables, increases the anticancer effects of your diet..eaty statchy vegetables in smaller quantities. when you eat properly, you can slow down your metabolic rate. You live longer with a slower metabolic rate. Eat less food, and not get too thin...."Every thing you know about nutrition is WRONG!" when you eat right, your metabolic rate slows down,and you live longer. When you eat wrong, and you're eating every hour or two because you feel like crap, is because your body is always detoxifying, the minute your body stops metabolising. By eating every few hours you're speeding up metabolism, aging your body faster, causing your risk of cancer to rise.
Eat more foods with a high micronutrient and higher nutrient density foods....more healthy foods, and less unhealthy foods. Vegetables green and nonstarchy foods at the bottom, then starchy foods above that.
A lot of his patients have reversed their advanced cancer through this type of diet and be totally rid of and cured. the earlier the cancer is caught and the diet is changed, the better chance they have to win the battle.
He goes on again to discuss how this type of diet will increase people's immune systems preventing viral and bacterial infections along with the cancer......
The whole thing was fantastic! this is a very close lecture to what he talked about, and is on youtube....it's 58 minutes long...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qReC7...eature=related