Phytoestrogen – What’s the Big Concern For Breast Cancer?

Phytoestrogen – What’s the Big Concern for Breast Cancer?

The role of phytoestrogen – which essential means plant-derived estrogen – especially with regard to its interaction with estrogen receptor positive (ER+) breast cancer, is a subject about which I am frequently asked. So frequently, in fact, I decided to shoot a video about it, so that I can save time answering the question!

I don’t mean to sound flippant – it’s an important subject, for sure. As breast cancer patients and survivors, we are frequently told to avoid phytoestrogens in the management of ER+ breast cancer, but is that good advice?

Please watch the video and find out what I have learned to be true over the years.

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GcMAF and Breast Cancer

GcMAF and Breast Cancer

One of my thrivers recently asked me to look into a therapy called GcMAF. While I was aware of it, I haven’t written about it, so in this article I’ll cover what GcMAF is, what it does, and whether it has applications for breast cancer.

What is GcMAF?

GcMAF is a multi-functional protein in the body so it’s not a treatment, per se, but rather a complex vitamin protein molecule naturally produced inside the small intestine of healthy people.

GcMAF stands for “Glycoprotein Macrophage Activating Factor”. It is also known as Vitamin D Binding Protein Macrophage Activator. Vitamin D Binding Protein is the precursor protein out of which immune cells make GcMAF.

What Does GcMAF Do?

GcMAF is responsible for initiating and regulating several important cellular and neurological functions within the body. One of its most important functions is its ability to activate macrophages, a crucial form of white blood cell in the immune system whose job it is to eat up whatever tumor cells and viruses it encounters in the bloodstream or in other tissues (think “Pac Man”).

When we stop naturally producing GcMAF, which can occur in a depleted immune system, we also stop activating macrophages.

The Theory Behind Using GcMAF as a Cancer Therapy

Tumor cells release a protein known as nagalase. Nagalase, which is short for alpha-N-acetylgalactosaminidase, is an enzyme made by cancer cells and viruses to sabotage the host’s immune response. In effect, nagalase puts macrophages to sleep.

We can test for nagalase, a simple blood test will advise nagalase levels. An elevated level can indicate the very earliest beginnings of either a developing tumor or a virus.

The position of some researchers is that reintroducing GcMAF to rebuild an ailing immune system enables that person to better fight cancer. GcMAF was never intended to be a stand-alone treatment, but rather for use alongside other treatments, both conventional and natural.

The Research on GcMAF

Although GcMAF is not approved for use in the USA, some European doctors have been utilizing it. One of my former Swiss clients briefly had GcMAF therapy, which she described as expensive.

Here’s what I discovered.

Several studies authored by Dr Nobuto Yamamoto from 2007-2009 on GcMAF and cancer and HIV (studies which had the alternative medicine world very excited) have been withdrawn by the scientific journals in which they were originally published. This occurred in 2014, at the behest of the Belgian Anticancer Fund. There’s a long and interesting article about Dr Yamamoto and GcMAF on Snopes [1] if you want an in-depth analysis on the subject.

A 2012 cell study [2] on breast cancer cells performed by Italian researchers found that in test tubes, GcMAF inhibited angiogenesis (the ability of a tumor to create new blood vessels with which to feed itself), and inhibited the potential of cancer cell proliferation (rapid growth), migration and metastasis (ability to spread to other regions of the body).

A 2013 study [3] done by Japanese researchers (not Dr Yamamoto, to whom I referred above) and published in the journal Anticancer Research was done with actual human patients. Though small in size (345 patients), and used alongside other treatments such as intravenous vitamin C and alpha-lipoic acid, researchers stated that their results were hopeful and promising.

A 2014-2017 phase 1 clinical trial [4] was begun by an Israeli biopharmaceutical company, Efranat Macrophage, on “Modified Vitamin D Binding Protein Macrophage Activator”, which they called EF-022. The trial included subjects with advanced solid tumors and although the trial finished in 2017, no results have been posted.

A 2017 review of studies [5] written by Iranian scientists (often at the forefront of natural medicine research these days) discussed the role that GcMAF may have to play in cancer immunotherapies. They reviewed some of the other research that has been done on GcMAF, noting that most studies have been quite small, and that further studies need to be carried out. However, they did also state that these small studies found that GcMAF may have applications for cancer patients. GcMAF did appear to boost macrophage activity, had anti-angiogenic properties, and inhibited the migration of cancer cells.

A 2020 study [6] investigated GcMAF for autism and ALS patients. However, they were working with a newly developed 25-OH vitamin D binding complex together with GcMAF. They found this new complex worked better at activating macrophages than either vitamin D binding protein or GcMAF on their own.

So I would say, in light of all of the evidence I’ve read, it has not been proven that GcMAF is an authentic and effective therapy against breast cancer at this time. There’s too little evidence, clinical trial results are too small and/or scanty, and although it may well prove to be an effective treatment, it’s just too soon to say for sure. There may well be European doctors using it with their cancer patients – and if there are, I would welcome their experiences here. Please comment below if you have experience with GcMAF, either as a patient or a doctor utilizing it in your practice.

References:
[1] How a Retired Scientist’s Questionable ‘Institute’ Convinced the Internet That Cancer Was Cured – https://www.snopes.com/news/2017/09/05/scientists-questionable-institute-cancer/
[2] Effects of vitamin D-binding protein-derived macrophage-activating factor on human breast cancer cells – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22213287
[3] Clinical Experience of Integrative Cancer Immunotherapy with GcMAF –
http://ar.iiarjournals.org/content/33/7/2917.full.pdf
[4] Safety Study of EF-022 (Modified Vitamin D Binding Protein Macrophage Activator) in Subjects With Advanced Solid Tumors – https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT02052492
[5] Promising role for Gc-MAF in cancer immunotherapy: from bench to bedside – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5686300/
[6] Vitamin D – Deglycosylated Vitamin D Binding Protein Dimer: Positive Synergistic Effects on Recognition, Activation, Phagocytosis and Oxidative Stress on Macrophages – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/32013346
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The Best Antiviral Medicinal Herbs

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The Best Antiviral Medicinal Herbs

All this week I have been sharing with my readers, via Facebook Live sessions and this website, the best antivirals in the way of foods, culinary herbs, and essential oils and this post is all about the best antiviral medicinal herbs.

While we don’t know for a fact that these things will kill COVID-19 – it is too new and there is no research – we do know that the herbs listed below do have antiviral activity. And a few of them have anti-coronavirus activity (just a different form than the one currently harassing the globe). Without further ado, here’s the list:

Aloe Vera (Aloe barbadensis)
Astragalus (Astragalus membranaceus)
Burdock (Arctium lappa)
Calendula (Calendula officinalis)
Cats Claw (Uncaria tomentosa)
Chaparral (Larrea tridentata)
Chinese Skullcap (Scutellaria baicalensis) – one of the phytochemicals, a flavone, from this plant does have research showing that it fights another strain of coronavirus [1]
Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)
Echinacea (Echinacea angustifolia, E purpurea)
Essiac tea – a blend of herbs that are both anticancer and antiviral
Goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis)
Green tea (Camellia sinensis)
Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis)
Licorice Root (Glycyrrhiza glabra)
Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum) a/k/a St Mary’s Thistle
Moringa (Moringa oleifera)
Nettle Leaf (Urtica dioica)
Olive leaf (Olea europea)
Pao Pereira (Geissospermum vellosii)
Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata)
Pau d’ Arco (Tabebuia impetiginosa)
Red Clover (Trifolium pratense L.)
Red Spider Lily (Lycoris radiata) – these are known to be toxic, they are from the amaryllis family. I only mention it because it actually has research [1] indicating that it fights another form of coronavirus (not COVID-19).
Rose Hips (from Rosa species)
St John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum)
Wormwood (Artemesia annua) – this herb also has research [1] showing that it fights another form of coronavirus (not COVID-19).

A good many Chinese herbs are also antiviral and, if you have the misfortune to be fighting breast cancer in the midst of this pandemic, I would strongly recommend that you be working with a Traditional Chinese Medicine herbalist to find the best protection for you.

When taking herbal medicine, it is best to work with a qualified naturopath or herbal medicine doctor so that you don’t have interactions with any other medications you might be on.

REFERENCES:

[1] Antiviral Natural Products and Herbal Medicines – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4032839/

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The Best Antiviral Foods

Hey there – my Facebook Live session today covered the Best Antiviral Foods, and I promised to share the list with you on my website.

I apologize if I was a little low-key today, this happens to be the 22nd anniversary of my mother’s death – from breast cancer – and I miss her terribly, especially on this day.

Now about these antiviral foods. I am not claiming that these foods will protect you against coronavirus – we don’t know that. The virus is too new. But we have to eat anyway, right? So we might as well concentrate on the foods we know to have antiviral activity. They might just protect us, who knows? Here’s the list:

The Best Antiviral Foods

Amla – a potent antiviral and a super food available in powder form
Apples – full of phytochemicals that are antiviral
Apple Cider Vinegar – strongly antiviral
Apricots – also full of antiviral phytochemicals
Artichokes – potently antiviral
Arugula/rocket – helps to clean and detoxify the blood of heavy metals which feed viruses
Asparagus – anti-inflammatory and antiviral
Atlantic Sea Vegetables, including dulse, bladderwrack, kelp, alaria, sea lettuce, Irish moss, or rockweed – pull toxic metals out of the body (which feed viruses), lock onto the toxins and pull them out of the body, leaving behind healing minerals
Avocados – full of healthy fats that protect cells from viral activity
Bananas – eaten under-ripe, act as prebiotics, so help to feed beneficial gut bacteria, also contains lectins that have been shown to be anti-viral in research
Bilberries – potently antiviral
Bitter Melon (Momordica charantia) – antiviral, immune booster
Black tea – research shows that black tea can almost completely inhibit the infectious nature of influenza virus
Blackberries – full of anthocyanins that suppress inflammation and DNA mutations
Blackcurrants – antiviral
Blueberries – especially wild, help to restore the nervous system and flush viral toxins out of the body
Broccoli and broccoli sprouts – boost immunity, are antiviral
Cauliflower – antibacterial, antiviral
Celery – inhibits viral activity
Citrus fruits – Lemons, limes, oranges, tangerines, grapefruit – all potently antiviral
Coconut oil – antiviral, anti-inflammatory
Cucumbers – flush viral toxins from blood
Elderberries – antiviral, strengthen the immune system
Fermented foods like sauerkraut, kim chi – best if homemade
Figs – many studies show they have antiviral activity
Flaxseed – boosts immunity, protects integrity of cells, antiviral
Garlic – antiviral, antibacterial, defends cells against viral activity
Ginger – potently antiviral
Grapes – have antiviral activity (always choose organic)
Hempseed, Hemp Oil – antiviral
Honey, raw – helps fight against viruses
Kale – high in alkaloids that protect cells against viral activity
Lettuce and leafy greens – help cleanse viruses from the liver
Lychee – antiviral
Mangoes – antiviral
Mangosteen – antiviral
Maple syrup – the pure organic variety is best for its antiviral properties
Medicinal mushrooms – Cordyceps are particularly good at suppressing viral replication, and shiitake mushrooms help to boost immunity and are antiviral. A synergistic blend of mushrooms works well on both things – suppressing viruses and boosting immunity
Nuts – full of antiviral phytochemicals
Onions, shallots, chives, leeks, and scallions – antiviral, protect cells
Papaya – antiviral
Pears – antiviral
Pomegranates – help detox and cleanse the blood and lymphatic system
Potatoes – contain bioactive form of lysine which helps to fight viruses and boost immunity
Pumpkin – full of antiviral vitamins and minerals
Radishes – full of sulfur, potently antiviral
Raspberries – remove viral debris from the organs and bloodstream
Seeds – pumpkin, sesame, hemp, flax – boost immunity and help to rid body of viruses
Spinach – antibacterial, antiviral
Sprouts, microgreens – full of zinc & selenium, strengthen immune system against viral activity
Squash – contains antiviral minerals and vitamins
Strawberries – packed full of DNA-protective antioxidants and antiviral phytochemicals
Sweet potatoes – help cleanse and detox the liver from viral toxins
Tomatoes – good for immune system, help body to eject viruses
Turmeric – crammed full of healing phytochemicals, potently antiviral
Watercress – cleanses the blood, full of vitamin C, antiviral

Interesting, right? I’m always promoting to my breast cancer coaching clients the fact that we need to be overdosing on nutrition to give ourselves the best fighting chance of beating the disease. The same thing is true right now. The better our nutrition, the better our bodies can withstand this thing that’s going around.

I’m continually in awe of how Mother Nature provides for us and protects us. We just need to trust in her more, take care of her better, and take care of ourselves better by eating well, especially during this time. Let’s hope our organic farmers and backyard gardeners can continue to grow what they do. This might be a good time to tear up that grassy spot in your garden and put it to good use!

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The Best Antiviral Herbs and Oils

The Best Antiviral Herbs and Oils

I’ve been doing a series of Facebook Live chats this week to give my followers a helping hand with regard to the current (and crazy) situation in which we find ourselves. Today’s talk was about the best antiviral herbs and oils.

While we don’t know whether or not these things will work against the coronavirus, we do know they are antiviral and it certainly won’t hurt anything to include them in your daily repertoire. We have to eat anyway, right? We might as well be eating things that might actually help us. First of all the list of the best culinary herbs.

Antiviral Culinary Herbs

Basil – contains apigenin, linalool, ursolic acid, all of which have potent antiviral activity
Cilantro (aka Coriander) – removes heavy metals (ie mercury and lead) which feed viruses
Fennel – contains strong antiviral compounds
Garlic – antiviral and antibacterial that protects cells from viruses
Ginger – contains antiviral phytochemicals and compounds
Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis) – potently antiviral and antibacterial
Onions, shallots, chives, leeks, and scallions – antiviral, help pull toxins out of cells
Oregano – works at level of DNA to kill viruses
Parsley – removes copper and aluminum which feed viruses
Star anise – antiviral
Thyme – antiviral, boosts immunity
Turmeric – contains curcumin which has antiviral properties

So, add lots of these to your cooking. If you have a herb garden, nurture it right now! Go out there and chew a few fresh leaves. Make teas from them – the lemon balm especially makes a beautiful tea. You could add a few slices of fresh lemon and ginger and have a wonderful antiviral tea. Not only are they antiviral, they are also anticancer.

Antiviral Essential Oils

Just so we’re clear, I have to tell you that I’m not advising you that you can “cure” anything with essential oils. I’m just sharing a list of the essential oils that research shows have antiviral activity. Whether or not they will work against COVID-19 nobody knows because this virus is too new. In any event, it won’t hurt you to use these oils – if nothing else, they will help you to feel more calm, might just boost your immune system, and that has good benefits as well!

You’ll note that these oils are some of the same ones I just mentioned – same plants.

Basil
Bergamot
Blue Cypress
Cedarwood
Cinnamon Bark
Clove
Cypress
Eucalyptus radiata
Frankincense
Ginger
Helichrysum
Hyssop
Jasmine
Lavender
Lemon
Lime
Mandarin
Melissa (Melissa officinalis, aka Lemon Balm)
Myrrh
Myrtle
Oregano
Palmarosa
Palo Santo
Peppermint
Sage
St John’s Wort
Sandalwood
Tangerine
Tea Tree
Thyme

Two Tips for Using Essential Oils

  1. You could put a few of the above-listed essential oils into an organic carrier oil like coconut or hemp seed, and rub them into your skin. They quickly sink into the skin and are in the bloodstream and working within 10-15 minutes.
  2. You could diffuse a few of the above-listed essential oils into the room you’re sitting in, using an ultrasonic cool mist diffuser. The vaporized droplets go straight into your lungs and are then sent into your bloodstream. They also stay suspended in the air for quite some time.

If you have any questions, just comment below and I’ll get back to you as quickly as I can.

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Foods Breast Cancer Patients Should Never Touch

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A few newly diagnosed breast cancer patients have asked me, not only which foods will benefit them right now (which is always a good question), but also which foods they should stay away from (an even better question). I’m dedicating this post to all newly diagnosed breast cancer patients – these are the foods breast cancer patients should never touch.

Some of the foods on this list might seem obvious to those who have a basic understanding of nutrition, but I have compiled this list for the beginner who knows nothing of nutrition.

Foods Breast Cancer Patients Should Never Touch

Alcohol. When you are going through treatments for breast cancer, your body is toxic enough from the treatments. Because alcohol is made with carcinogens, and is metabolized into carcinogens by the body, and because alcohol inhibits the proper functioning of your immune system, you are much better off without it. Also, for those with estrogen receptor positive breast cancer, alcohol is known to increase estrogen levels and may interfere with the liver’s ability to remove estrogen from the bloodstream. Also, studies have shown that women who drink two to five drinks per day have about 1.5 times the breast cancer risk of non-drinkers.

Non-Organic Meat. Meat eating when you are going through breast cancer can be a topic of controversy. Some research indicates beyond a shadow of doubt that eating red meat and barbecued meat is a serious risk factor for breast cancer. Other research will tell you that there is no correlation. My suggestion is that if you are fighting an active cancer in your body right at this moment, don’t eat meat, and here’s why. Meat takes a large amount of energy to digest and you can get your protein from vegetarian sources. Once you are cancer-free you can go back to eating organic and non-processed meat if that is your desire, but give yourself days off from eating meat even then. If you want to be vegan or vegetarian and love to eat that way, that is great, continue with that. It’s your choice. Here’s why I recommend against eating conventionally raised meat. In many countries (especially the USA) this meat contains concentrated amounts of toxins including pesticides, antibiotics, chemical fertilizers, hormones and growth stimulators. In countries where cattle are injected with rBGH (a bovine growth hormone to make then grow larger faster), these cattle produce large amounts of insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1). IGF-1 is known to be a very potent stimulator of breast cancer. Some scientists believe that IGF-1 is the most potent stimulator of breast cancer known to man. To confound the matter, the pesticides and fertilizers used in cattle production can also trigger breast cancer due to their estrogen-like effects (known as xenoestrogens).

Dairy Products. There are four problems associated with dairy products:

  1. Food Allergies – Dairy products are a common source of food allergies. If you are lactose-intolerant and fighting cancer you would be well advised to avoid all dairy products because if your body is continually losing energy from the foods you eat, you won’t have sufficient energy to combat the cancer.
  2. Antibiotics and Hormones – Not all countries do this, but in areas where they do give antibiotics and hormones to dairy cattle, the practice can cause health problems. Steroid hormones such as estrogen, progesterone and testosterone are given to cattle and other animals to promote growth and development. The hormone Insulin-like Growth Factor-1 (IGF-1, discussed above) may also be given to cattle to increase milk production, bone growth and meat production. Some countries such as New Zealand, Canada and Australia and most of the EU do not allow the use of growth hormones and antibiotics in their cattle.
  3. Casein Content – Nutritionist Phil Richards writes of his research on casein and cancer growth that “the connection between casein and cancer was so profound in rat experiments that scientists could literally turn cancer growth on and off in the laboratory animals, like a light switch, simply by altering the level of casein protein in their diets.” Studies have found that consuming dairy products was linked to an increased risk for breast cancer because dairy products are high in fat, animal protein, and hormones, each of which increases cancer risk.
  4. Pesticide, Herbicide Residues – Non-organic dairy products are tainted with pesticide and herbicide residues. The fat of the animal is especially laden with these toxic chemicals, and that includes milk. There is conclusive research linking toxins from pesticides and herbicides to the development of cancer.

My advice is that if you are going through breast cancer treatments, avoid dairy products. There is ONE exception to this rule, and that is the combination of organic cottage cheese with flaxseed oil, which is an exceptional pairing of foods that gives cancer a kick in the guts. For more information on this, see my article Johanna Budwig and Her Protocol for Cancer.

Sugar. High intake of sugar is known to be a major risk factor for breast cancer, and there’s several reasons for that. Sugar suppresses the immune system, raises triglyceride levels and blood pressure, lowers your production of antibodies, inactivates macrophages (important immune system cells), and increases the incidence of Candida albicans (a fungus) in your body. Research shows that only a modest intake of sugar or glucose can cause a measurable decline in cell-mediated immunity in healthy people – and if your immune system is already low (which it will be if you have been diagnosed with cancer) sugar is just better avoided. I don’t include fruit sugar in this – fresh, ripe fruit (not canned or otherwise processed) is one of the best things you can eat when going through breast cancer due to the load of anti-cancer phytochemicals within.

Sugar Substitutes. Most sugar substitutes, while they have not been linked to increased cancer risk, are toxic chemical cocktails and should be avoided. Stay away from them and anything containing them. Erythritol is one that might be safer than the others, see Dr Michael Greger’s video on this: “A Harmless Artificial Sweetener

Highly Processed Meats. Cured meats like bacon, bologna, sausage, ham and hot dogs all contain loads of chemicals known as nitrites, used for preserving the meat (unless they are specifically marked “nitrite free”). In the body nitrites are converted to nitrosamines, recognized as one of the most potent carcinogens in the world. Hundreds of studies have shown that there is a link between cancer development and nitrosamines found in cured meats. So avoidance of processed meats just makes good sense, unless you absolutely love them and it will be a hardship to stop eating them. If you can find organic, nitrite-free bacon or ham, that would be your best bet. And hot dogs are never okay, they contain too many questionable things. Here’s a hot tip from Dr Michael Greger at NutritionFacts.org. If you intend to eat processed meats, just ensure that you also eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables along with them, because they keep nitrites from forming into carcinogenic nitrosamines.

White Bread and Rice. Devoid of fiber, these two things are generally made from genetically modified ingredients, raise your blood sugar levels without contributing any sort of nutrition and should be strictly avoided.

Any Conventionally Grown Produce from the EWG’s Dirty Dozen List – These are the top 12 foods that tested positive for a number of different pesticide residues and contained higher concentrations of pesticides than other produce. This list is compiled on a yearly basis and is based on the toxic chemical load found on conventionally grown produce. For instance, conventionally grown strawberries are always on the list because they are so highly sprayed. If you are going through treatments for breast cancer, you are better to avoid these unless they are certified organic, to reduce your toxic load. Here’s the latest Dirty Dozen list from the EWG: https://www.ewg.org/foodnews/summary.php

Margarine & Hydrogenated Oils. Margarine is like spreadable plastic. It is so highly processed, it will not rot and even bugs refuse to touch it. Do not eat it. Also toss out any food product in your pantry that contains hydrogenated or partially-hydrogenated oils. Hydrogenated oils have been chemically altered, making them toxic to our bodies. Instead choose organic butter, or cold pressed oils like olive, avocado and coconut. Canola oil is also not good for our health, it is mostly genetically modified these days, especially in the USA.

Long Life Milks Containing Carageenan – If you choose to have a non-dairy milk like almond milk or coconut milk, make sure that the list of ingredients does not contain carrageenan, as it is a known breast carcinogen. Check that list of ingredients carefully!

Ensure – Last on the list, but the one that makes me the maddest. This supposedly healthy drink given out by doctors, hospice personnel and hospitals to their cancer patients to help them gain weight and/or cope with eating difficulties is an absolute travesty. It is full of sugar (in the form of corn syrup which is almost always genetically modified and also contains pesticides), artificial flavoring, refined starch, preservatives, synthetic vitamins and other genetically-modified ingredients. It also contains cupric sulfate, which is used as a pesticide and fungicide! No way is this a health food, the maker of this product should be made to take this off the market.

So there you have it – the top 11 foods breast cancer patients should never touch. For things that are recommended and would be a much healthier option, see my page Diet and Cancer.

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