Cancer treatment – looking towards the future

– The future of cancer treatment, part one. This week we take a look at some promising new cancer treatments… We have something like 14 million cells in our body, but only one in three of us, and over many years, gets cancer (defined by the uncontrolled division of cells which grow to form tumor). At the cellular level, cancer is extremely rare, and this is because we have mechanisms that block mutated cells progressing towards disease. We study these … Read More

Vitamin C and Cancer Treatment – Fact or Fiction?

Why high-dose vitamin C kills cancer cells Vitamin C has a patchy history as a cancer therapy, but researchers at the University of Iowa believe that is because it has often been used in a way that guarantees failure. Most vitamin C therapies involve taking the substance orally. However, the UI scientists have shown that giving vitamin C intravenously—and bypassing normal gut metabolism and excretion pathways—creates blood levels that are 100 – 500 times higher than levels seen with oral … Read More

GMO – What you need to know

A GMO, or genetically modified organism, is a plant, animal, microorganism or other organism whose genetic makeup has been modified using recombinant DNA methods (also called gene splicing), gene modification or transgenic technology. This relatively new science creates unstable combinations of plant, animal, bacterial and viral genes that do not occur in nature or through traditional crossbreeding methods. Young Farmers See Growth in Going non-GMO Kade McBroom, a fourth generation farmer in Quilin, Missouri wants to build a non-GMO soybean … Read More

Reading Behind the Lines – Food Label Lies

9 Food Label Lies Reading food labels isn’t as easy as you think. Here’s how to decipher nutrition labels so you can separate fact from marketing. It’s a fact of the grocery store that the most healthy food often has the least marketing muscle behind it. The best source of fiber and vitamins are fresh vegetables and fruit, and yet it’s the processed, packaged junk food fortified with vitamin and fiber powder that screams for attention. The Center for Science … Read More

Did you make a new year’s resolution to get healthy, lose weight, or eat better?

New year, new chance to eat clean this year. What exactly does this buzzy phrase mean? YOUR ULTIMATE GUIDE FOR EATING CLEAN “Although no clinical definition exists, clean eating generally refers to how a food is produced. It’s about the path from where it originates (farm = clean; manufacturing facility = not so much) to your plate. Food products with more steps along that path (say, a little road trip to the manufacturing facility) are generally thought of as less … Read More

Does Obesity Increase Cancer Risk?

How being overweight causes cancer Research has shown that many types of cancer are more common in people who are overweight or obese, including cancers of the breast (in women after the menopause), bowel, womb, oesophageal (food pipe), pancreatic, kidney, liver, upper stomach (gastric cardia), gallbladder, ovarian, thyroid, myeloma (a type of blood cancer), and meningioma (a type of brain tumour). read more Dr. Stegall’s comments: Fat cells have a negative effect on the endocrine (hormonal) system and the immune … Read More

What’s in a word? The language of food labels

11 common words with very specific meanings on food labels One of the responsibilities of the Food and Drug Administration is to assure that foods are labeled properly. It provides regulations on what, where, and how prominently information should be placed on packaging. The idea is that consumers should not be misled by what they read on the groceries they buy. However, the labels should also be written in plain, understandable language. This means that sometimes regular English words — … Read More

Biomarkers – The Future of Medicine

Cancer biomarkers: Written in blood In 2012, Charles Swanton was forced to confront one of cancer’s dirtiest tricks. When he and his team at the Cancer Research UK London Research Institute sequenced DNA from a handful of kidney tumours, they expected to find a lot of different mutations, but the breadth of genetic diversity within even a single tumour shocked them. Cells from one end differed from those at the other and only one-third of the mutations were shared throughout … Read More

Cancer signs and early detection

15 Cancer Symptoms Women Shouldn’t Ignore Women’s bodies are always changing. Sometimes changes that seem normal can be signs of cancer, though. The key is to pay attention to your body so you can notice when something’s different, says Robyn Andersen, PhD, of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. “New symptoms indicate something has changed in your body, and you want to know what that means.” read more Dr. Stegall’s Comments: The overall theme here is to have … Read More

Natural Cancer Treatments and Therapies

A search for Natural Cancer Treatment on Google returns over 132 Million results. In this article, we select three treatments, provide reference research, and then get Dr. Stegall’s comments on each treatment therapy. Proteolytic Enzyme Therapy The Role of Systemic Proteolytic Enzymes on Cancer A thick outer coating called fibrin covers cancer cells. This coating is used to shield cancer cells from the immune system. Not only does the fibrin keep the immune system from identifying and destroying the cancer … Read More