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February 18, 2013
Dear Valued Subscriber,    

 

Did you know that two supplements you might already be taking help with detoxification? The first supplement is magnesium glycinate. In this form, glycine, an amino acid bound to the magnesium, turns toxins into excretable substances. The second supplement is probiotics. They enhance glutathione status, the most important natural antioxidant in the body, to better excrete environmental chemicals, heavy metals, free radicals, and dangerous bacteria.

 

Did you know that according to a study in Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism, a diabetic pancreas is, on average, 26 percent smaller than a typical pancreas in recently diagnosed diabetics? In those who have had diabetes for more than 10 years, the pancreas is 48 percent smaller. The reason for this is diabetes destroys pancreatic cells, making the organ smaller over time.

 

Have a happy, healthy week. Bonnie and Steve Minsky

 

High Carb Leads to Worse Cancer Outcome.

For the first time ever, a randomized controlled trial that uses calorie restriction as a treatment for cancer - and measures a cancer-related outcome will occur at Duke University. The time is definitely ripe to test the various ways of altering cancer patients' metabolism - be it through physical exercise, ketogenic diets, fasting, or calorie restriction.

 

Appearing in the journal Oncologist, the hypothesis that suppressing carbohydrates could suppress or slow cancer growth is supported by a lot of laboratory science. The researchers executing the study explain that complex carbohydrates are ultimately digested as glucose, which can cause tumor cells to proliferate.

 

"First, contrary to normal cells, most malignant cells depend on steady glucose availability in the blood for their energy and biomass-generating demands, and are not able to metabolize significant amounts of fatty acids or ketone bodies due to mitochondrial dysfunction," the authors write. In other words, cancer cells thrive on glucose and starve on fats and ketones, which are food-derived energy units that are plentiful in low-carbohydrate diets. 

 

The commonplace advice to avoid dietary fat is not a good recommendation to give cancer patients. "They should eat a lot of fat and avoid sugar," they noted. 

 

The Duke study will involve calorie restriction in men with prostate cancer - specifically, cutting down on carbohydrates. The study has a projected end date of 2016 and is funded by the National Cancer Institute.

 

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