Herbs - A Powerful Tool in Medicine: The science behind the clinical use of herbs and essential oils to help heal diverse health issues is on a huge upswing. Just one example is the use of essential oils as adjunctive (additional) therapies for breast and prostate cancer patients. I have been strategically using herbs and essential oils as adjunctive care for cancer patients for many years. To cite all the peer-reviewed articles (science based) that demonstrate efficacy of herbs and essential oils against cancer cells would take many pages. At the end of this article I list a number of citations [...]
Dr. Burt Berkson, through years of practice and success, has designed a protocol for pancreatic cancer. Dr. Berkson is a specialist in alpha lipoic acid. He and I both authored books for Wiley and they launched at the same time. By mistake we got boxes of each others books as we both lived in New Mexico back then (my book was Healthy Digestion the Natural Way). That's how the fickle finger of fate had me find out about him. I had a friend get diagnosed and told her and her docs. But even though they had no answers for her, they [...]
Learn about delicious foods that are easy to prepare and consume but offer huge protection for your gut wall, your cancer fighting capabilities, and the physical soul in your brain: your hippocampus. Learn which foods keep you sharp and making more memories while you easily remember your old ones.
Colon cancer is the 3rd leading cause of death, and it's happening in younger people - even before age 50, which is when screening starts. Learn how to protect your colon, which is the mother of your health. Surprise - even your oral hygiene plays a role in colon-cancer protection!
Walnuts are a magically food. They contain ellagic acid. Ellagic acid promotes a healthy and diverse microbiome (good gut bugs). Ellagic acid also is gut wall protective. It promotes appropriate gut wall permeability. Thus, ellagic acid is an immune booster because most of our immune system lives inside the gut wall and performs its job descriptions by constant cross-talk with our gut bugs. Thus ellagic acid, and eating walnuts, helps treat food reactivities as well as many gut problems. It also helps to prevent them. But it’s especially cancer protective. Walnuts fight cancer. In animal models, walnuts, given as part of [...]
What may protect female breasts against cancer, improve semen quality in men, increase levels of melatonin, fight oxidative stress, that you can buy over the counter and it tastes great with a dollop of honey on it?Dr. Devaki Lindsey Berkson2019-02-06T12:21:53-06:00
If this pans out, it looks like reproductive doctors may recommend this food for men with infertility issues due to 3 things: sperm deficiencies due to poor viability, poor morphology (shape), and lowered motility (hampered motion). This comes from human research run at the University of California. The study gave males 2.6 ounces a day of this food in powder form and was able to reboot their fertility. Wow, the power of food, in this case, walnuts. (Biology of Reproduction 2012) This same food, two handfuls (2 ounces) of walnuts daily, has been shown by researchers at Marshall University to reduce [...]
If you have or had cancer, what’s been scientifically shown to turn ON the genes that turn OFF the potential deadly spread of that cancer throughout the body?Dr. Devaki Lindsey Berkson2019-02-01T12:33:43-06:00
It’s been driving me crazy as a nutritionist, researcher, and cancer survivor (secondary to a drug my mother was given by her well-intentioned doctors when she was pregnant with me) that many cancer survivors are not told the truth. I hear repeatedly by cancer patients that they were treated with surgery and or chemotherapy and then told the doctors got it all, and they could go on their merry way. They were sent back out into the world with the same physical “terrain” that supported a cancer growing in the first place. They are given a naïve and short-sighted clean bill [...]
Living and Learning I lived and learned with Scott and Helen Nearing in Maine back in the 1970s; they were the highly educated “back-to-the-land” first organic gardening gurus. They were my first mentors. Scott had a PhD in economics, but he got fired and black-balled because he was the first person to speak out about child labor and demand protective laws. Industry got him thrown out of academia. So Scott went “back-to-the-land,” but in an impressive, educated manner. Scott and Helen initiated the organic food movement and environmental consciousness. People traveled from all over the world to see how they lived. [...]
Out of 239 women with breast cancer, almost 60% had a leukemia virus that came from contaminated meat, milk and cheese (compared to 29% in the blood of women without breast cancer). This research came out of UC Berkeley. The most recent dairy study looking at herds that had this virus, came out in 2007. It found that over 82% of the entire US dairy herd from the nation's 17 major dairy-producing states - nearly 84% of the cow's blood - has this virus. I do not know if eating organically protects against this virus or not. I am going to [...]
Phthalates. Hard to pronounce let alone spell. These are ubiquitous. They are found in your fridge, home and office. They are used in the production of flexible vinyl, like the thin plastic bags in the grocery store, even Whole Foods, and that wood-like looking but not wood floor. They are used in plastics that package food or in presses that make olive oil. They are in perfume and nail polish. Well, cell studies (looking at cells in the lab) show that phthalates are not good for cancer. We had known they promote initiation of cancer. But now these new cells studies [...]