Evidence continues to mount that what you eat is the first step to staying healthy as you go through life. An animal study, published in the journal Nature, found that breast tumors struggled without the dietary nutrient asparagine. Asparagine is an amino acid – a building block of protein – it gets its name from asparagus. It is also found in meat, legumes, potatoes, eggs and seafood. However, fruits and vegetables are typically low in asparagine.
It might seem odd, hearing that amino acids help cancer spread. Normally you are told amino acids are good for you, and you need them in your diet. This is true. In general, amino acids are crucial. However, as this study shows, dietary guidelines are not a one-size-fits-all solution. They need to be considered on a person-by-person basis, and adjustments should be reviewed with a qualified health professional, preferably someone who has a background in both nutrition and pharmacy.
The study, conducted by researchers at Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles, found that the breast cancer cells spread quicker in animals that ate asparagine-rich diets, while mice that were not given the amino acid had no trace of the nutrient in their bloodstream. While these findings still need to be replicated in humans, it is potentially promising news that asparagine can be effectively decreased as a means of starving cancer. Now, your body does naturally produce asparagine, so cutting it out from your diet won’t completely eliminate it from your body. But the reduction of it is a smart as a practical means of reducing the spread of tumors.
Not surprisingly, the digestive system as a whole continues to be identified as a major player in achieving or upsetting the balance of bodily systems. This balance, or homeostasis, is crucial for both quality and quantity of life. Consider that the body interacts physiologically with the world by exchanging gases, liquids, and solids. All of these have to be properly absorbed or secreted to maintain chemical homeostasis. If, for example, a person does not have a proper population of good bacteria in the gut, then the gut tissues become exposed and vulnerable. Nutrition can’t be properly absorbed, so systems begin to suffer from chemical deficits. Eventually, inflammation occurs, which is the general foundation for diseases of all sorts. As the wrong bacteria breaches the intestinal wall, the body becomes mildly infected, mildly septic. The immune system begins to work overtime. Soon, fermentation begins to spread through the blood plasma and even red blood cells. Eventually, this causes a negative reaction from mitochondria, the “cellular batteries,” and increased DNA mutation soon follows. Now, instead of the body fighting off five to six thousand DNA mutations per day, the numbers rise into the trillions. So, even though gut flora seems like a luxury, the depletion of it can actually cause a horrendous downward spiral in health.
In the same way, eating fast food every day may seem economically practical and convenient, but the food is tantamount to poison over time. While your body becomes hungry as it searches for nutrition, feeding it fast food mostly provides bulk and calories. But when the body realizes after an hour or two that nutritious value is lacking, then it becomes hungry again. Meanwhile, in a desperate attempt to sequester anything mildly useful, the body continues to sift through and store many of the fancy chemicals that the fast food companies added to their food to make it more palatable. And even though the large number of preservatives do tend to keep the fast food looking
fresh, they also go to work in your body to immobilize chemical breakdowns. However, in your body chemical breakdowns are a vital part of homeostasis and fighting cancer!
Physiologically, what does the body really need to live? What gives it life? Is it pharmaceuticals? Is it electricity, radio waves, pressure stockings, glasses, or television? No, it needs air, food, and water. That is, it needs the right air, the right food, and the right water. It doesn’t need smog, fast food, or cola. It doesn’t even need distilled water. These days, as we navigate our urban environment, making the right choices requires attention to real food science. If you want to have a good quality and quality of life, you’ll need to get the right feel for the journey. If you don’t, then diseases and cancers are a certainty.
But, there’s good news! Just like with most journeys, there are some good short cuts! Smart nutrition can pack a powerful punch and reinvigorate the body with speed and finesse. To start, focus on boosting the immune system to help your body process all of the existing damage and toxins.
BIOM 25 billion: Alzheimer’s disease is associated with severe cognitive impairments as well as some metabolic defects. Resent research conducted by Kashan University of Medical Sciences indicates a link between probiotics and cognitive function. The study was published in open-access journal frontiers in aging neuroscience. The group taking the probiotic, had levels of hs-CRP (highly sensitive c-reactive protein, a powerful marker of inflammation) decreased by 18% indicating a dramatic reduction in neuro-inflammation. Load up on your beneficial bacteria and let them go to work! I recommend taking 1 to 2 capsules nightly with cold water right before bed.
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Dr. Jenny is a Naturopathic Doctor and clinical research associate. She is a successful entrepreneur as the CEO/Proprietor of AgeVital Pharmacies in Sarasota, Florida. She is a charismatic media personality and television producer with regular appearances on ABC, NBC, TBN, CBS, the CW and Lifetime. As a health and wellness expert and educator, Dr. Jenny lectures all around the world at various conferences about the endocannabinoid system and functional integrative healthcare and how natural solutions work to treat a multitude of diseases and illnesses. She authors books for healthcare practitioners and consumers and educates the healthcare community and individuals using her extensive research and findings about the endocannabinoid system.
She is the President and Chairman of The American Academy of the Endocannabinoid System (AAECS) and sits on the Executive Board of Directors for the American Board of Medical Marijuana Physicians (ABMMP). Her expansive credentials include a Board Certification at The American Board of Anti-Aging Health Practitioners – (ABAAHP), a Diplomate of the AAIM College of Nutrition and a Board Certification with the (AAIM) Board of Integrative Medicine. Dr. Jenny is also a member of the American Academy Of Anti-Aging Medicine, serves as a senior business and financial advisor for Nuvusio, Conference Advisory Board Medical Chair of the Florida Medical Cannabis Conference & Exhibition (FMCCE) and the medical director for Biom-Pharmaceuticals and Chief Scientific Officer And Medical Director for M3-Biodynamics and M3-Innovations.