Pros and Cons of Aspirin

The role of aspirin in cancer prevention: aspirin has benefit both for lowering colon and other forms of cancer risk. At the same time, it has benefit in lowering cardiovascular, i.e., stroke risk. However, at the same time, it increases the risk of GI bleeding and hemorrhagic stroke. Other anti-inflammatories may be a safer alternative.

Diagnosing Bladder Cancer

LASP-1 is a focal adhesion protein that had previously been linked to cancers of the colon, ovary, and breast. Now in a study published in UROLOGIC ONCOLOGY a research team at the University of Freebury reports that LASP-1 is a potential urinary marker for the detection of bladder cancer.

Hormones Again

Reproductive factors and risk of esophageal and gastric cancer in the Million Women Study: Results of the study showed that postmenopausal women with lower hormone levels were at greater risk for both types of cancer. Breastfeeding history, age at menopause, and childbearing did not differ in those with cancer and without.

Red Meat

Both red meat and processed meat (Spam, etc.) are positively associated with pancreatic cancer risk in meta analysis studies. The same applies to distal colon and rectal adenomas.

Ovarian Cancer

A high fat intake, especially from animal sources, relates to an increased risk of ovarian cancer. This association may be modified by parity and oral contraceptive use for reasons that remain unclear at present.

Good Allergies

The upside of allergies: yes, there is one. People with contact allergies (skin reactions from substances like hair dyes, fragrances, poison ivy, etc.) had lower rates of breast and certain kinds of skin cancer as well as lower rates of brain cancer in a study in the journal British Medical Journal Open. While the reason isn-t entirely clear, “it may be that individuals with allergies have a more active immune system, and thus are better at destroying cancerous cells,” says a senior researcher at the National Research Center in Copenhagen, Denmark. Itchy people, rejoice!

Meat Temps

High temperature cooked meat contains two families of carcinogens raising the risk of renal cell cancer. Therefore, watch out for barbecued meat. There is no correlation with overall meat intake in one-s diet.

Vitamin D

Humans obtain most of their vitamin D (which is really a prohormone) from exposure of the skin to sunlight. Unfortunately this exposure also increases the risk of skin cancer. Even in latitudes with high sun exposure, vitamin D (especially vitamin D3) blood levels are not optimal and should be supplemented on a regular basis. In my experience, the best product available to accomplish this is over the counter vitamin D3-50. Once an optimal blood level of 60-80 has been achieved, maintenance dosage is one capsule per week.

No calcium supplements are needed or should be taken. You no longer need calcium with that dosage of Vitamin D3-50 (50,000 mg). It is overkill and could lead to kidney and gallstones. Magnesium, 200 mgm per day, is, however, recommended.

Diseases particularly affected by low vitamin D-s effect on the immune system are psoriasis, multiple sclerosis, and asthma, as well as dementia.

Cancer Diagnosis

Head and neck cancer is the eighth most common malignancy worldwide. A new way to diagnose it by analyzing exhaled breath (a method also used to diagnose and follow Helicobacter pylori) has been studied and confirmed as safe and reliable. This report appeared in the April 2011 issue of British Journal of Cancer.

Provin Plan

At the present time there is much more emphasis, and hence research spending, on cell replacement and development (i.e., stem cell research) than on cell death, which may prove to be just as important or more so.

It is generally accepted that cell death is the consequence of either a passive, degenerative process called necrosis, or of an active process called apoptosis. Apoptosis is a complex process that is indicated as programmed cell death actively driven by the cell. Necrosis is a passive consequence of gross injury to the cell. The physiologic consequences of necrosis are very different from those of apoptosis and have vastly different implications for our health.

The causative agents which initiate these cell death cycles are a group of viruses named recombinant Adeno Associated viruses and known as rAA viruses. This family of viruses causes the usual sequence of DNA signals to messenger RNA to reverse itself leading to alteration of immune response in either a positive manner (over-response leads to autoimmune disease) or under-response which leads to wild overproliferation of cells in which the body loses that ability to control cell death (cancer).

The diagram on the next page indicates how knowledge already available to us can be used as the basis for treatment of both autoimmune disease and cancer. A combination of drugs plus dietary and exercise modification to combat chronic inflammation blocks the appropriate cycle of the diagram.

A list of potential disease states that can be ameliorated or cured with medications or preparations already available on the market in the United States (and many other countries as well) follows:

Arthritis, Lupus, Scleroderma, AIDS, Probably Avian Flu, Obesity, Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome, Breast Cancer, Colon Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Stomach Cancer, Lung Cancer, or Pancreatic Cancer

Any reader of this web site should consider the possibility that if he or she suffers from one of these conditions, the solution may already be available.

Immune System

The immune system can malfunction in cither of two directions: apoplosis or necrosis.Cell death by necrosis does not alert the immune system to continuing danger. Cancer can ensue. Cell death by apoplisis can lead to a hyperimmune state known as autoimmune disease. A host of autoimmune discases such as diabetes, multiple sclerusis, and rheumatoid arthritis can ensue.

Once apoptosis ratcher than necrosis occurs, a vicious cricle begins and recurs over and over due to what is known as “bystander effect.” Molecular mimicry isn’t necessary. Any recombinant Adeno-Associated viruses can perpetuate the cycle once it is established. The body actually becomes more efficient with each cycle.

Lymphocytes kill the virus and the cell containing the virus either by:
1. Necrosis, whereby dead cells are engulfed be macrophader or
2. Apoptosis, in which the nucleoli are fragmented and extruded. These extruded fragments are sequences of amino acids known as prions. The prions send a danger signal to the immune system which restart the cycle.

The Provin Plan includes the following drugs and dietary supplements:

Treats Autoimmune Disease Only
1. Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (blocks TNF alpha)
2. DHEA Sulfate caps block cardiovaskular disease and remove arterial plaque
3. Omega 3 Fatty acids(Omacor) and Gamma Linolcic Acid
4. Slow release niacin (Niaspan), which produces vasodilatation and opens the blood brain barrier in multiple sclerosis; also modifies abnormal blood lipids by enhancing production of prostaglandins E1 and E3
5. Anti-inflammatories (Bromase)
6. Colloidal silver

Treats Both
1. Valtex brand of valacyclovir
2. Ultram ER brand name of tramadol
3. Acomplia
4. Low protein plant-based diet
5. Exercise

Treats Cancer Only
1. Aldara cream plus H base cream
2. TNF alpha (BCG vaccination)
3. Vitamin D3 (Calcitriol) induces apoptosis of cancer cells

These drugs are readily available in the United States with the exception of Acomplia which has not yet been released in this country but is available on the Internet. Therefore Phase I clinical studies of this hypothesis could be begun immediately either alone or in conjuction with standart cancer therapies such as surgery, radiation, and/or chemotherapy allowing comparison of cure rates without jeopardy to the patients in the trails.