Episode 8: Cannabis, Nature's Epigenetic Switches, Peptides & Healing with Micronutrient Therapy
Airs: Tuesday, April 19th, 2016
The Truth About Cancer: A Global Quest–Episode 8 synopsis
Big things come in small packages. Like micronutrients for instance. They are what make eating worth your time–at least in terms of your health and how you feel. They are why it matters where you get the three biggies — fat, protein and carbs.
If you’re waiting on Flintstone vitamins to carry the day then you’ll be waiting a long long long…long time, and they don’t taste nearly as good or do as much good for you as your average organic banana.
Yes. We said organic, and since you’re reading this blog we assume you don’t have too much problem with that. If you do, just bear with us.
Organic isn’t as much a fad for the trendy rich as some may make you believe.
Here’s an example from Joel Salatin.
“I went to New York City's Union Square Green Market, arguably the most expensive farmer's market in the world, and I asked my hostess, I said, “Could you take me to the most expensive potato in the New York City Union Square Green Market?” She said, “Yes, I know just the guy.” So she elbows her way through, and we go up and we get to this potato guy. And he's got, you know, about 30 potatoes out there,” says Joel. “There's red ones and white ones and blue ones and green ones and orange ones and fat ones and long ones and skinny ones and all this stuff.
“So I looked through all the little boxes there and I find the most expensive one. It's an heirloom Peruvian blue fingerling potato. And it's $1.99 a pound. But that whole market is surrounded by supermarkets with 100 feet of fluorescent-lighted, handicapped-accessed retail floor space selling french fries and potato chips for $3.00 a pound.”
Organic food is shown to contain significantly higher levels of disease-fghting micronutrients when compared with their conventionally grown counterparts grown in the same region. So the growing accessibility to organics is great news for the cancer-conscious person.
“In some cases, organically-produced produce will have 100 times higher polyphenols, so when you look at the ultimate price you're paying, maybe it's 50 percent more for organic but you're getting 100 times more value as an anti-cancer nutrient,” says Sayer Ji. “It's clearly a better value, especially since when you price cancer you're talking about $1 million and financial bankruptcy, not to mention all of the suffering that it causes.”
This is one of the central takeaways from this episode of Ty Bollinger’s The Truth About Cancer: A Global Quest. Ty and team interview natural health experts from around the world who are researching and practicing both cutting edge and common sense treatments and preventions for humankind’s most feared disease.
“Generally micronutrients comprise vitamins, minerals, trace elements, certain amino acids, phytochemicals or phytobiologicals as we call them,” says Dr. Matthias Rath. “Extracts from plants – small molecules that have a distinct metabolic role in the cells of the body.”
EATING THE RAINBOW
Eating the rainbow is just a way remembering the direct link between the color of foods you eat and the nutrients they contain, and Dr. Nalini Chilkov says this is a way to fight cancer at the molecular level as phytonutrients interact with your genes.
“If you eat color you are going to also get these phytochemicals. Also you have a medicine chest in your spice rack in your kitchen: oregano, thyme, ginger, turmeric – all of the culinary spices not only aid your digestion, but they also have these powerful chemicals, says Chilkov. “These are some very powerful anti-cancer chemicals.”
Important cancer- and disease-fighting elements come from some obvious places (like fruits and veggies) and from some not-so-obvious places (like marijuana). Of course we aren’t suggesting you start smoking weed or anything, especially in areas where you’ll get arrested. What we are saying, and what Dr. Robert Scott Bell is suggesting, is that the plant contains many physiologically beneficial elements.
“Oh, yes, an incredible amount. It's almost too much to go through if we talk about the references that we have here for breast cancer, colorectal cancer, prostate cancer, stomach cancer, skin cancer, leukemia, lymphoma, lung cancer, uterine cancer, thyroid cancer, pancreatic cancer, cervical cancer, mouth cancer, glioma, brain cancer and biliary tract cancer,” says Bell. “So we've got a tremendous amount of scientific research. A 2007 Harvard Medical School study published in Science Daily showed that hemp's THC decreases lung cancer tumors by 50 percent and it significantly reduces the ability of the cancer to metastasize. I mean, this is huge. Again, this is just one of many things.”
The ability of the body to switch on and off cancer cells is heavily influenced by micronutrients at the level of our genetic make up. While most of us have grown up believing we are at the mercy of our family history, it’s becoming clear that we can make significant changes to our risk for diseases by making significant lifestyle adjustments.
“Epigenetics are like your software,” says Dr. Nalini Chilkov. “Something has to open it up and read it. So you could have a toxic chemical in the environment that opens up some cancer genes and turns them on, but we could also turn those off with plant medicine. That is much more powerful than just trying to kill cancer cells.”
So while Angelina Jolie felt pressured by fear and family history to undergo extensive preventative surgery, there’s more power in our habits and choices than in our genetic inheritance.
Bob Wright says the medical profession might be confused about the genetic link to cancer.
“Doctors would like you to believe that cancer is genetic,” says Wright. “That we’ve got genetic abnormalities and cancer rises from a genetic predisposition or a break in your DNA or whatever it might be. But it’s not true. It’s actually been proven that it’s not true and doctors should in fact know this, but they don’t.”
Interviewed in this Episode:
Dr. Darrell Wolfe, Ac., Ph.D
Dr. Gaston Cornu-Labat, M.D.
Dr. Jonathan V. Wright, M.D.
Dr. Jospeh Mercola, D.O.
Dr. Manuela Malaguti-Boyle, N.D., Ph.D
Dr. Matthias Rath, M.D.
Dr. Nalini Chilkov, L.Ac.O.M.D.
Dr. Aleksandra Niedzwiecki, Ph.D
Dr. Patrick Quillin, Ph.D, R.D., C.N.S
Dr. Patrick Vickers, D.C.
Dr. Rashid Buttar, D.O.
Dr. Robert Scott Bell, D.A. Hom.
Dr. Russell Blaylock, M.D.
Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski, M.D., Ph.D
Dr. Sunil Pai, M.D.
Arize Chris Onuekwusi, Cancer Conqueror
Dr. Boris Grinblat, M.D.
Chris Wark, Cancer Conqueror, Author, Lecturer
David Hibbitt, Cancer Conqueror
Joel Salatin, Farmer & Best Selling Author
Karen Berrios, Cancer Conqueror
Mike Adams, Scientist, Author, Lecturer, “The Health Ranger”
Sayer Ji, Author, Lecturer, National Health Federation Advisory Board
Airs: Wednesday, April 20th, 2016
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