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by 60 · about 14 hours ago

Dave's newsletter stated that Growth Hormone is the "youth hormone" -- but the opposite is true. GH accelerates aging??? I am disappointed with this.I personally asked Professor Valter Longo, the world???s leading bio-gerontologist and anti-aging... (more)

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Hey I am curious what you all think of the possibility of Steve Jobs' high-fruit diet contributing to his pancreatic cancer? What's interesting is people like Anne Osborne, Don Bennett, and possibly Michael Arnstein (though not as long) have... (more)

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by 0 · about 14 hours ago

NHS Choices have written a really good article debunking lots of the media reporting from yesterday about high animal protein diets being "worse than smoking":... (more)

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mammal 0 · March 06, 2014 at 5:55 PM

Exagerated? I think that´s an understatement. Here is Zoe Harcombe take on the study. http://www.zoeharcombe.com/2014/03/animal-protein-as-bad-as-smoking/ (more)

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by 598 · about 14 hours ago

Here's the short story: My girlfriend has recently developed a significant lump in her breast. Worse - it seems to be growing (though that may be due to the time of the month). I'm not crazy though; I told her to see the doctor as soon as we... (more)

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Milfy 0 · September 27, 2013 at 10:53 AM

I also agree with all these posts but would like to add, can you ring your doctor's surgery and tell them she has a growing breast lump and could they get you in any sooner? Even when they are fully booked, most doctors surgeries will move less... (more)

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by 10 · about 14 hours ago

Ok so the doctor suspects my aunt has a lymphoma, which is a type of cancer. I would like her to get into a state of nutritional ketosis so she can get rid of it through autophagy and by starving the cancerous cells of sugar. I had planned to... (more)

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Torben_Deumert 0 · August 28, 2013 at 5:20 AM

Let me immediately come to the point: There is absolutely no way of calculating or even estimating the blood ketone level based on the blood glucose level. The only conclusions you can draw is that if you have a very high blood glucose level (way... (more)

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by 915 · about 14 hours ago

This has been all over the U.K news today, i don't take the stuff myself but i'm sure a lot of people do, i'm wondering is it down to the quality of the oils? i.e fermented or not. ... (more)

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Mscott 0 · July 11, 2013 at 8:54 PM

I'm hesitant to believe these findings yet for two reasons: This is just one epidemiological study and a number of studies like it have either found omega-3 consumption is not associated with more prostate cancer or is associated with less... (more)

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by 316 · about 14 hours ago

Hi all, question about low WBC. My Mom had breast cancer about three years ago (Triple Negative, had chemo and radiation) and is doing well now. She's cut sugar out of her diet, and focuses on whole foods with lots of (organic) veggies. Not... (more)

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thegiantess 0 · April 02, 2013 at 5:17 PM

My partner also had breast cancer.. last year, was treated with 16 rounds of chemo and radiation and is now recovered. Her WBC are generally low as are her red. I think, as you say, this is a common side effect of chemo and such. However, I... (more)

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by 10 · about 14 hours ago

Hi, I am a 1 year paleo lover, but have recently been doing my research and found a question i would love to know more about.. if anyone has insight please let me know!! i have recently heard the argument many a time that meat eating causes... (more)

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Mscott 0 · March 11, 2013 at 8:19 AM

There are observational studies from the US that have found a link between (red) meat and colon cancer. Interestingly, this link is generally non-existent when looking at observational studies from europe: Why is this the case? Maybe because... (more)

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by 3 · about 14 hours ago

Possible Duplicate: Recent Longitudinal Study: Red Meat and Higher Mortality http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/13/health/research/red-meat-linked-to-cancer-and-heart-disease.html?_r=1& This sounds scary. What are your thoughts? (more)

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alexcateye 0 · February 18, 2013 at 3:15 PM

I'm going to school right now to become a nurse researcher. The biggest thing I've learned so far is how little a study actually tells you. This isn't discussing red meat consumption for health-seeking, physically active people eating a paleo... (more)

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by 30 · about 14 hours ago

My borderline vegan sister is about to head to grad school for nutrition and I am a newbie cavegirl. We always get into arguments about animal protein and grains. Her most recent campaign: http://nutritionfacts.org/topics/animal-protein/ I know... (more)

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CD 0 · February 05, 2013 at 7:35 PM

Amazing. The problem is that most of xenoestrogens that humans consume is from crops such as corn, sugarcane, soy, dwarf wheat and winter wheat. As well as insecticides used on numerous vegetables, fruits, cereal grains. And finally the plastic... (more)

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by 418 · about 14 hours ago

I'm curious as to what people on here think causes cancer. I've heard everything from cell phones to plastic to certain foods.

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Tim_17 0 · January 07, 2013 at 5:51 PM

Uncontrolled cell replication ;)

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by 5 · about 14 hours ago

What are peoples opinions on folic acid supplements? because I've never heard of them being particularly bad before but Dave Asprey (bulletproof exec) said that he considers them to cause cancer and that people shouldn't take them. I was wondering... (more)

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Amy_B_ 0 · January 04, 2013 at 6:01 PM

I read a couple of studies about the potential negative effects of synthetic folic acid for a grad class not long ago. I'll try to find some links this weekend & post them. Like others have said, any negatives seem to come from synthetic... (more)

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by 15400 · about 14 hours ago

Before any kimchi-lovers tear me apart - I absolutely LOVE kimchi and think it is the best food on earth. However, I have read a great number of studies that indicate that fermented red pepper contributes to developing stomach cancer. I am not... (more)

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Jay_15 0 · November 10, 2012 at 1:54 PM

I googled and like I said the first resource was this question?!....then this... "This was the title to a very interesting article from ABC News back in 2005. During the days of the Bird Flu, scientists found that infected birds that were fed... (more)

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by 2199 · about 15 hours ago

Folic acid supplementation assists cell division. In cancer and healthy cells. Same thing for methyl folate supplements??? http://nutritiondiva.quickanddirtytips.com/folic-acid-and-cancer-risk.aspx (more)

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Matt_11 0 · September 15, 2012 at 10:41 PM

Many cancer cells express an increased number of folate receptors. This observation is actually used to treat some cancers, see Folate Targeting.

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by 84 · about 15 hours ago

Yet another meat "linked to diabetes" risk... Has anyone read this? Anyone that is more up to date on the subject than me. http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/341837/Diabetes-risk-in-grilled-meat (more)

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Mscott 0 · August 25, 2012 at 8:28 PM

Although some may dismiss this study, I think there is a nugget of truth to it. Helen Vlassara's work (including the study in question) suggests that dietary Advanced Glycation Endproducts (or AGE's) may contribute to worsened insulin resistance.... (more)

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by 155 · about 15 hours ago

I have watched a very interested program by the BBC (link below), it covers various methods of sub-calorific and intermittent starvation, fasting, IGF1 and aging, also the effect on cancer and heart disease. As ever a very entertaining and... (more)

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dsync 0 · September 04, 2012 at 4:08 PM

Some biases info: I am an IF follower at an 18 off / 6 on ratio. I feel compelled however to note a few things. IF at caloric surplus is completely different from IF at maint, which is completely different from IF at deficit and all of this is... (more)

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by 30 · about 15 hours ago

I was introduced to the paleo diet last night during a comedy show believe it or not. The healthy comedian shared his weight loss success by following the paleo diet, but that is not what intrigued me. It was understanding the Paleo diet and the... (more)

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Anon_9 0 · August 12, 2012 at 11:36 PM

I came to paleo from the anti-cancer approach, so most of my research has been cancer related. The short answer is food itself doesn't cause cancer, but some foods can have carcenogens in it, like pesticides. The problem with certain foods is... (more)

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by 120 · about 15 hours ago

I have read in differents sites that the cause of cancer and other sickness are the acidity of the blood. For anothers, is the candidiasis the cause of cause, but since candidiasis only survive in acids bodys, my question is: Does ketosis and/or... (more)

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Christine_Mecklenborg 0 · July 22, 2012 at 8:25 PM

The acid/alkaline theory of diet is a load of BS. The body's natural regulation mechanisms keeps blood pH within a very tight range. Urine and saliva pH have little to no relation to your blood pH.

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by 828 · about 15 hours ago

Hi everyone, wish I could offer a bounty for this right away because it is SO important :-( My uncle was recently diagnosed with esophageal cancer and had surgery to remove his esophagus. He is now on a feeding tube and probably will be for... (more)

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Ashley_Roze_ 0 · July 08, 2012 at 6:33 PM

I would check out GAPS soup recipes for nourishing feeding tube/ soup ideas. adding pastured egg yolks (you can make it in to a lightly cooked custard with cream if you are concerned about raw yolks) to the puree. Egg yolks are one of the most... (more)

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by 10 · about 15 hours ago

Hello, I am in urgent need of information. Someone I know is trying to supplement their chemotherapy with a ketogenic diet in order to starve the tumor of glucose during treatment. The doctors have hooked up a saline solution that is 5%... (more)

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Anon_9 0 · July 04, 2012 at 8:15 PM

Actually, this is a legit solution for administering chemo. Cancer cells have 10X the number of insulin receptors, therefore they uptake 10X the poison (chemo), targeting the cancer cells more effecively. That is probably the only time I can... (more)

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by 4100 · about 15 hours ago

Hi. I'm brand new here but I really feel comfortable after reading a lot of the questions and answers. I never had any health problems until this past December when I was diagnosed out of the blue (for me anyway) with cervical cancer. Had a... (more)

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Matt_1 0 · June 15, 2012 at 9:07 AM

I am very sad to read your story. I would advise you to go and read this page from the National Cancer Institute. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Risk/HPV You have most likely become infected many years ago with a type of human... (more)

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by 5828 · about 15 hours ago

As much as I love Paleo I wonder what I'd do if I got a sudden diagnosis of cancer. While we love to bash the vegans I do believe there's tremendous value in some of their approaches to healing, in particular water fasting, juice fasting, organ... (more)

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Firestorm 0 · June 03, 2012 at 5:42 PM

I've been there, twice. The first time, I was young, and I still believed in the 'medical model' and 'aggressive treatment options". I opted for a clinical trial. I ended up being one of the people who developed the "rare" side effect and damaged... (more)

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by 4029 · about 15 hours ago

Here is a study that links snoring to a 5x cancer increase. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9278214/Snoring-can-raise-cancer-risk-five-fold.html Switching to Paleo/primal stopped my snoring after a life of it. 14-years of marriage... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · May 21, 2012 at 12:38 AM

When I stopped eating wheat/gluten,my snoring stopped. I assume it is from a decrease in inflammation.

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by 0 · about 15 hours ago

I am interested in following the Paleo Diet but about two years ago I had radiation treatment for throat cancer. My saliva glands were adversely affected and don't generate enough saliva to eat meat like beef, pork, or chicken, or even fish which... (more)

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Prescott 0 · May 08, 2012 at 11:21 PM

Can you do soups and stews with shredded meat? If so, the crock pot should be your best friend. Maybe you could better describe the characteristics that make something acceptable? Do unacceptable foods just dry out your mouth--can you eat them... (more)

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by 656 · about 15 hours ago

I have a friend that will be undergoing chemo and radiation treatments. I am trying to encourage real food, non processed, nutrient rich food, but am wondering what are the best foods to eat during chemo treatments. Not from personal experience,... (more)

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none 0 · April 06, 2012 at 4:22 PM

Hi Sue, I am sorry that your friend is having to go through this. Here is a snippet of some notes that some friends and I took for one of our own loved ones who is also going through chemo and cancer treatment. This goes a bit beyond the scope of... (more)

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