Five to Thrive: Your Cutting-Edge Cancer Prevention Plan by Lise N. Alschuler, Karolyn A. Gazella

By Lise N. Alschuler, Karolyn A. Gazella

The inspirational suggestion of "thriving" is promoted during this groundbreaking plan, which pinpoints 5 particular pathways which are necessary to combating melanoma: immunity, irritation, hormones, insulin resistance, and detoxification/digestion. the tactic is going past easy suggestion at the immune method and weight loss diet, describing intimately how the human physique is designed to count on this affliction within the first position. Penned via real melanoma survivors, that includes bills of present opponents, and together with statement from those that have misplaced family to the disorder, this advisor weaves own tales with a video game plan for warding off an all-too-common ailment.

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This doesn't surprise us, because blueberries are packed with potent flavonoids (the compounds that give them that bright blue color). Flavonoids have been shown to increase insulin sensitivity and lower blood sugar. These same flavonoids also stimulate the immune system and reduce inflammation. Add to this flavonoids' many other epigenetic influences on cancer cells and you begin to see why fruit and vegetables are such an important part of an anti-cancer plan. For instance, active compounds in fruit and vegetables free up DNA repair and tumor suppressor genes, allowing these genes to make repair proteins, proteins that slow cell division, and proteins that facilitate cell suicide if the damage is too great to be repaired.

In addition, elevated IL-6 corresponds with the release of another harmful molecule known as vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF). VEGF increases blood supply to tumors-which is harmful because cancer needs a reliable blood supply in order to survive. Whether chronic inflammation is due to cancer or to other oxidative damage, we know that it can sustain cancer's growth. Thus, a significant factor in impeding cancer's growth lies in our ability to quench the inflammatory embers before they become forest fires.

Aside from the time we spent in the womb, epigenetic changes tend to accumulate over our lifetime. This means that epigenetics is the result of daily habits and exposures over months and years that create sustained changes in how our genes behave. Our genes' behavior will only change if external influences are translated into molecular events around our DNA. This translation occurs via key bodily pathways. In fact, there are five key bodily pathways that are responsible for the vast majority of this translation.

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