February 2009


“What we need today is to place more emphasis on what we eat. Food should be eaten whole and more effort should be made to preserve nutrients of food and present a well balanced diet.” ~ PLAT KWEYOL STE. LUCIE AND THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM; Madam Cella’s Body Care Programme – Prevention is Better than Cure; 1990

Healthy Lifestyle as Treatment for Prostrate Cancer

  A  study on prostrate cancer (directed by Dr. Ornish, and Peter Carroll, MD, chair of the Department of Urology, both of the University Of California, San Francisco, as well as the late William Fair, MD, Chief of Urologic Surgery and Chair of Urologic Oncology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center) was released in the September 2005 issue of the Journal of Urology.

 

In that study after one year, the researchers found that psa levels (a protein marker for prostate cancer) decreased in men in the group who made comprehensive lifestyle changes but increased in the comparison group. They also found that serum from the participants; inhibited prostate tumor growth in vitro by 70 percent in the lifestyle-change group but only 9 percent in the comparison group.

 

 

 Dr. Dean Ornish’s most recent study is mind blowing – it shows changes at the genetic level.  The researchers tracked 30 men with low-risk prostate cancer who decided against conventional medical treatment. The men underwent three months of major lifestyle changes. They lost weight, lowered their blood pressure and saw other health improvements; but most interesting; researchers also found the activity of disease-preventing genes increased while a number of disease-promoting genes, including those involved in prostate cancer and breast cancer, shut down.

In a telephone interview sited on Reuter’s Health Dr. Ornish is quoted as saying “It’s an exciting finding because so often people say, ‘Oh, it’s all in my genes, what can I do?’ Well, it turns out you may be able to do a lot. The implications of our study are not limited to men with prostate cancer.”

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Healthy Lifestyle and Prostate Cancer Links.

 Prostate Cancer Society USA

  Prevent prostate cancer by eating more vegetables; less meat

 Healthy Lifestyle Keeps Prostrate Cancer From Returning

 

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“T o be here; caring for a small, field, in full possession of the freedom and plentitude of each day, every day – this must have been the original way of agriculture.” ~ One Straw Revolution; Masanobu Fukuoka

 

We will be well positioned to be able to meet international food safety standards. In the near future all foods entering Europe and the US will need clear records tracing the path of a food from field to table in case of food emergency. Organic farmers utilize an audit tracking component as part of their compliance with the certification process .

 

Food quality will be assured. According to an IFOAM discussion “Does ‘Organic’ mean ‘Quality?;  quality should be based on the following 6 criteria: authenticity, function, biological nature, nutritional status, sensual nature and ethical status. Studies have proven beyond a shadow of a doubt organic food compares to or excels the quality of conventionally grown food when utilizing this definition of quality.

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