Recent Diet/Nutrition Articles
Being a horrible host to cancer means making it as uncomfortable as possible for the unwanted visitor to hang out, to grow, to take control of your ‘home’—your host environment. Here’s a reading list to get you on your way.
I’m not a fan of the ‘fighting cancer’ metaphor as a battle cry; scores tallied—winners and losers. I prefer the judo allegory: leveraging one’s full, innate healing capacity—utilizing numerous tools and approaches—to make cancer, or any other condition or pathology, more difficult to take root or gain an upper hand. For those with cancer, it’s […]
Powerful lifestyle change rarely coincides with a new calendar year. Health creation habits are acquired via incremental, consistent modifications over time.
Does the consumption of ‘clean’ foods do a better job at preventing cancer than, say, what the majority of the U.S. population eats—namely produce and processed foodstuffs containing pesticide and herbicide residue, antibiotics, and growth hormones?
Glenn explores the phenomena of cancer outliers, exceptional responders and radical remissions in the age of precision medicine, biomedical informatics and integrative oncology.
A recently published paper in the esteemed JAMA Oncology triggered dire headlines, including this one in The New York Times:
“People who used herbs, acupuncture and other complementary treatments tended to die earlier than those who didn’t.”
Really? Is this true?
For 20 years, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) has been the stalwart investigative organization scrutinizing unsafe chemicals and toxins in our food, water, cosmetics, and cleaning products.
It is widely acknowledged that 80% of our immune system resides in our gut. Therefore, healthy microbiota—bio-diverse gut flora comprised of healthy strains of bacteria—may offer a powerful key to preventing disease, including cancer. Turns out, a healthy microbiome may also significantly enhance the treatment outcomes of anticancer agents, most notably novel targeted immunotherapies.
We are hearing a lot about cancer immunotherapy these days. Modern approaches and technology are now helping to revolutionize cancer care. What decision-making power do we hold to influence an immune-therapeutic response to help avoid, manage, or treat a cancer diagnosis? And how might this affect long-term survival?
I am a poster child for lifestyle change. However, lifestyle and behavior change alone is not always enough. Not always enough to prevent cancer. Not always enough to assist in managing a conventional treatment program. Not always enough to ensure durable remission or increase overall survival.