Your Body in Balance – Part 2 – Dr. Neal Barnard

Your Body in Balance – Part 2 – Dr. Neal Barnard

Part 2 – Women’s Health Issues
Tackling Hormonal Cancer for Women – Breast, Uterine and Ovarian.
Reversing Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.
Tackling Menopause.

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Group of diseases involving abnormal cell growth with the potential to invade or spread to other parts of the body.

Is there an association between diabetes and breast cancer?
What about the pill? Does this cause cancer?

Enterohepatic circulation refers to the circulation of biliary acids, bilirubin, drugs or other substances from the liver to the bile, followed by entry into the small intestine, absorption by the enterocyte and transport back to the liver.

Women who got 30 grams of fiber each day = 32% less likely to develop breast cancer.

Free Radicals
In chemistry, a radical is an atom, molecule, or ion that has an unpaired valence electron. With some exceptions, these unpaired electrons make radicals highly chemically reactive.

Compounds that inhibit oxidation. Oxidation is a chemical reaction that can produce free radicals, thereby leading to chain reactions that may damage the cells of organisms.

Your liver filters your blood. Phase 1 attaches an oxygen molecule to it. Phase 2 enzyme then attaches one end of the oxygen molecule to a large carrier molecule (e.g. glutathione) which carries away the toxin. Cruciferous veggies stimulate the liver to produce phase 2 enzymes.

Glutathione (GSH) is an antioxidant and is capable of preventing damage to important cellular components caused by reactive oxygen species such as free radicals, peroxides, lipid peroxides, and heavy metals.

Women who consume the most soy have a 30% lower risk of developing breast cancer.
Your cells have 2 different kinds of estrogen receptors: alpha and beta. Estrone, the main estrogen in women after menopause, binds to the alpha. Soy isoflavones bind to beta receptors.

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What about alcohol? Does this increase the risk for cancer? Is there a safe level?
1 glass per day increased breast cancer risk by 7%.
For menopausal women – each drink boost risk to 13%.

What about the pill? Does this cause cancer?

How about IUD’s. What are the issues here?

Peptide hormone produced by beta cells of the pancreatic islets. It regulates the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and protein by promoting the absorption of carbohydrates, especially glucose from the blood into liver, fat and skeletal muscle cells.

Primary female sex hormone. It is responsible for the development and regulation of the female reproductive system and secondary sex characteristics. There are three major endogenous estrogens in females that have estrogenic hormonal activity: estrone, estradiol, and estriol.

Dr. Daniel Cramer examined ovarian cancer incidences in 27 countries. What did he find?
It paralleled milk consumption. The more milk = higher ovarian cancer.

Researchers at Rutgers examine the diets of 490 women with varying cancer focusing on African American women.

Those that consumed the most milk had doubled the cancer risk compared with those who consume the least.

Why should you eliminate oil entirely?

It takes about FIVE kilograms of olives to make a liter of oil.

So what are dietary steps for tackling cancer?

Avoid animal products.
Minimize the use of added oils.
Eat for color, including orange and red fruits, cruciferous vegetables.
Have tofu, tempeh, soy milk and other soy products regularly.
Increase fiber to 40 g per day.
Include moderate intensity physical activity every week
The less alcohol, the better.
Avoid chemical exposures.
Include a B12 vitamin supplements.

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
What are the symptoms/problems of PCOS?

Irregular periods
Skin changes (acne, unwanted facial hair or hair loss)
Enlarged ovaries with follicles surrounding the ovaries.

How would you treat PCOS?

Weight loss: Key is to get to a healthy weight loss, and not a crash diet

Control hormones:
Increase Fiber
Control Blood sugar

What about soy products? I have heard so much mis-information about soy.

2016 Researchers asked women with PCOS to take 50 mg of soy isoflavones, which after 12 weeks diminished the amount of androgens in their bloodstream and had diminished insulin resistance.

The time in most women’s lives when menstrual periods stop permanently, and they are no longer able to bear children. Menopause typically occurs between 49 and 52 years of age.Medical professionals often define menopause as having occurred when a woman has not had any vaginal bleeding for a year. It may also be defined by a decrease in hormone production by the ovaries.

Medical anthropologist Margaret Locke of McGill University interviewed thousands of women between the ages of 45 and 55 living in the US and Canada. And then she compared them with women in Japan. The differences were striking.


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