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Dietary Minerals and Cancer

Posted by Geoff Beaty on 28 August 2021
Dietary Minerals and Cancer
Several research studies have shown that people with cancer are often deficient in several minerals. I have found these inefficiencies with many types of cancer. Often this is related to gut health and a poor diet. Within the range of magnesium intake, each 100 mg less of magnesium consumed resulted in an additional 24% increase in the incidence of pancreatic cancer. Again, who wouldn’t want to lower their risk of pancreatic cancer by 48% (or more) simply by adding more magnesium-ric...
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Glutathione: Physiological and Clinical Relevance

Posted by Geoff Beaty on 14 August 2021
Glutathione: Physiological and Clinical Relevance
Glutathione (GSH), the most abundant intracellular low molecular weight thiol, has diverse physiological roles, Altered GSH status has been implicated in a number of chronic, acute, and age-related diseases, as well as the aging process itself. Its function as an antioxidant and determinant of cellular redox potential is crucial both for protection from reactive oxygen species as well as a signaling molecule involved in cellular proliferation, cell-cycle regulation, and apoptosis. It ...
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A Systemic Enzyme Therapy Using Pineapple

Posted by Geoff Beaty on 12 August 2021
A Systemic Enzyme Therapy Using Pineapple
Bromelain comes from the pineapple fruit and stem. The fact that it is absorbed (unchanged) in animal experiments at a 40 percent rate is significant. Its benefits include having anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-edema and anti-coagulation effects. In some animal studies, bromelain was shown to inhibit the growth of tumors and malignant cells. It also has skin debridement and fibrinolytic activity, and it inhibits platelet aggression. Though it is possible to get bromelain from...
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How To Choose Enzyme Supplements

Posted by Geoff Beaty on 12 August 2021
How To Choose Enzyme Supplements
One of the first things to consider is the bioavailability of oral enzyme formulas. One issue that can cause problems for oral enzymes is the acidity of the stomach. Enzymes are sensitive to pH levels, and so the formula needs to have a good enteric coating. It seems that plant-based enzymes can withstand a larger pH range than animal-based enzymes. The broader the pH range the enzyme can handle, the better. The reason this is important is that you want to get the enzymes all the way ...
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Bone Health After Cancer

Posted by Geoff Beaty on 7 August 2021
Bone Health After Cancer
Women who have premature (early) menopause or decreased oestrogen production due to cancer therapy (i.e. women taking hormonal therapy, such as aromatase inhibitors or leuprolide, or menopause induced by surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation) are at the higher risk of osteoporosis. Of note, tamoxifen increases the risk of osteoporosis in premenopausal women, but can actually increase bone density in menopausal women, thereby decreasing the chance of osteoporosis. Treatment with some chemo...
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