The Power of Two Update – Anne Reinwald found free of cancer
On Feb, 23, 2006 Anne’s blood test found her free of any evidence of multiple myeloma. Her oncologist discontinued Anne’s monthly aridea treatment. For over three years aridea was her only medical treatment, the thalidomide treatment having been stopped.
She has been using the Cancer Cure Coalition nutritional program since the beginning of her illness and modified it as she obtained new information. We believe this nutritional program has been a major factor in her recovery. Her recovery is remarkable as multiple myeloma is regarded as incurable.
Please review also the Healthy Living Recommendations listed on our site as we believe they are important to good health
Anne’s modified nutritional program is shown below:
HEALTHY LIVING RECOMMENDATIONS
We recommend moderate food portions. Food should be enjoyed and should be consumed slowly. Slowing down your consumption helps weight control by giving the body time to signal satiation. Meals can also provide an occasion for social and family interaction and slowing down eating will provide more time for this. Be careful when dining out as restaurant food portions have reached excessive levels, almost double in size from 15-20 years ago. Don’t be afraid to leave food on your plate. Don’t force yourself to eat more because it’s there.
Weight control can best be obtained by following our Healthy Living Recommendations. For success this requires a life long commitment. We do not recommend dieting for weight reduction. Dieting makes the body perceives you as being deprived of food. In order to prevent starvation the body slows down your metabolic rate. When normal eating is resumed your weight will increase and possibly exceed the initial weight prior to starting the diet.
HLR prevent this snap back syndrome by avoiding the drastic food reduction used in dieting. Following the Healthy Living Recommendations will help your body adjust your weight set point to a healthy level. Your body will work for you and not against you.
We recommend a reduction in the consumption of meat and fatty foods, and the consumption of four to five servings of coldwater fish per week. Some examples of coldwater fish are sardines, salmon and mackerel. Sardines are particularly recommended because of their calcium content. Smoked salmon is a great breakfast meal.
Fish that contain high levels of methylmercury should be avoided. These are generally large fish such as shark, tuna, swordfish, king mackerel and tilefish. Pregnant women need to exercise special care. Fish oil capsules are an alternative to fish consumption.
We also recommend daily portions of fruits and vegetables. Broccoli and other dark green vegetables have great value. Allium vegetables such as garlic, scallions, shallots, leeks and onions are reported to have anti-tumor effects and to significantly reduce the risk of prostate cancer. In that group, scallions have shown the greatest reduction in prostate cancer risk.
Nuts and dark chocolate (for its antioxidant value) are suitable snacks. Chocolate consumption can become addictive. Be careful to consume in moderation.
Cola beverages are not recommended as they are deficient in vitamins and minerals and have other deleterious qualities. A recently reported animal study of the artificial sweetener, which is sold under the brand names Nutra-sweet and Equal, and which is also found in many diet soft drinks suggests that the sweetener causes cancer. This study was conducted by medical oncologist Morando Soffritti and was reported in the March, 2006 issue of Environmental Health Perspectives. Purified water, green tea, fruit juices and non-alcoholic beer are good alternatives.
We also recommend against consumption of french fries – not only is it productive of weight gain but it has also been found to be linked with an increased risk of breast cancer. This is particularly so for usage during childhood. The long running Nurse’s Health Studies I and II which followed 240,000 female nurses born between 1921 -1963 found an association between the consumption of french fries in childhood and breast cancer.
Researchers found that for each serving of french fries, that A preschool girl consumes per week, on a regular basis, her adult risk of developing breast cancer climbed 27%. These findings were published in the 2/1/06 issue of International Journal of Cancer
Daily exercise is strongly recommended. Tai chi and walking are exercises that can be done at almost any age. These along with light weight training are recommended. Exercise improves strength and balance and reduces risk of falling. Exercise also greatly benefits the cardiovascular system and reduces the risk of heart attacks.
Stress adversely affects the immune system and, if possible, should be reduced. High stress is associated with an increase in mortality. Stress also can contribute to weight gain as food is often used for psychological comfort.
Smoking is very harmful and should be avoided entirely. It has been estimated that smoking reduces life expectancy by an average of 7 years.
The Alcoholic Beverage Recommendations
It is known that the moderate use of alcohol tends to increase longevity. As reported in the University of California Berkeley Wellness letter of May 2002, In most studies people who drink in moderation have the lowest overall mortality rates, especially from heart disease – lower than teetotalers, occasional drinkers, and heavier drinkers.
A moderate alcohol intake is usually defined as no more than one drink per day for women and two drinks for men, on average. A standard drink is 12 ounces of beer, 4 to 5 ounces of wine, or 1.5 ounces of 80-proof liquor, which all contain about the same amount of pure alcohol. Among these, red wines give the most benefit.
It has been recognized that alcohol decreases the risk of heart disease and also stroke by helping prevent blockage in arteries and by keeping blood flowing freely. A study by the Erasmus Medical Center in the Netherlands showed that alcohol can help protect the brain from the ravages of dementia – including Alzheimer’s disease.
The center conducted research to see if drinking alcohol could also protect the brain from dementia. The results of their study were featured in the January 26, 2002 issue of the Lancet.
They looked at nearly 8,000 people, aged 55 and older who did not have dementia when the study began. After six years, 197 people had developed dementia – mostly in the form of Alzheimer’s. But those who had one to three alcoholic drinks per day were more than 40% less likely to develop any type of dementia during this time. One to three drinks per day decreased the chance of developing Alzheimer’s disease by more than 35%.
WHAT The researchers suggested were several possibilities for alcohol’s protective effect on the brain. Alcohol seems to reduce the overall risk for blood vessel disease, which is thought to contribute to dementia. It can reduce the stickiness of blood clotting cells that are part of artery-clotting cholesterol plaques. It may also improve cholesterol, especially HDL, the good cholesterol.
Alcohol may also have direct benefit on thinking and memory by stimulating the release of acetylcholine, a chemical involved in memory and learning. But large amounts of alcohol have the opposite effect. Although alcohol in moderation does seem to have health benefits, doctors are hesitant to suggest taking it because of concern over possible addiction.
We recommend red wine as a preferred alcoholic beverage because it contains pigments called polyphenols. Polyphenols inhibit the production of a peptite that contributes to hardening of the arteries. These pigments come from the skin of grapes used for red wine. In whites and rose”s, the skins are removed before fermentation; therefore, they do not have the same effect. These findings regarding red wine were reported in December 2001 by researchers from the London School of Medicine and Dentistry.
Previous research had found that wine contains resveratol, a compound that may help prevent neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinsons and Alzheimer’s. Resveratol also has been found to help cells from turning cancerous and to inhibit the spread of malignancies. It also may help block cell inflammation, which is linked to arthritis and other diseases. All wines contain resveratol but red wine seems to be its richest source.
Although we believe additional research is needed for definitive conclusions on the special effects of wine, we believe sufficient evidence exists to make red wine a preferred choice among alcoholic beverages.
But beware. It is important not to overuse alcohol, and those who have a propensity to overuse may have to avoid it entirely.
These Healthy Living Recommendations and the protocol which follow are intended to reduce the risk of both cancer and cardiovascular disease and have other health benefits. We believe that following these recommendations will reduce the risk of heart attacks, strokes and dementia. These Healthy Living Recommendations will also contribute to weight control. The use of these recommendations will be most successful if you use your best judgment. This Program should be modified to fit your individual needs. Consulting an expert qualified in nutrition is recommended.
In the preparation of these Healthy Living Recommendations and in the Protocol, we have drawn on many sources. They include medical and scientific studies from around the world, the work of some of the members of our Scientific Advisory Board, and the work of many of the doctors whose statements appear on our website. The statements contain valuable advice and should be read. Read “SUPPORTING STATEMENTS FROM MEDICAL AUTHORITIES” We will continue to improve the program as new discoveries occur.