It seemed as if nothing could faze her. She was “the rock” of our family. She never told anyone about her illness because she did not want anyone to worry. However, we all had a feeling that she was sick. As time passed, my grandmother’s condition grew progressively worse. She lost her ability to walk, and she could no longer feed herself. The doctor expressed to my mother, “I regret to inform you, but your mom has stage four lung cancer. She does not have much time to live.”Madea refused to undergo chemotherapy because she did not want to lose her long, silver hair. She was unaware of the fact that not every treatment causes alopecia. Madea also believed it would make her more sick than she already was. As an alternative, the doctors agreed to provide her with morphine to help manage her pain during the days leading up to her final hours. She did not want to suffer. Madea passed away on a cold, December night. It was a week from
Forks Over Knives: The Plant-Based Way to Health Roberto Modesto Sedycias By Roberto Modesto Sedycias Jul 13, 2012 More and more, researchers are showing that plant-based diets, along with changes in our lifestyles will mean longer, healthier lives and in yet another summation, a researcher shows this to be true. Working with some of the
Some health benefits that come along with being a vegan include: lower cholesterol levels, higher energy levels, weight loss, and even a longer life. After just two weeks on a low-fat vegan diet, most people lose weight and feel more energized. Other physical benefits that come along with this lifestyle are healthy skin, reduction of body odor, healthier hair and nails, elimination of bad breath, alleviation of allergies, and relief from migraines. (57 Health) Through eating a healthy, disciplined, vegan diet and having higher levels of essential vitamins, minerals and proteins many popular diseases amongst people can be avoided such as cardiovascular disease, type two diabetes, osteoporosis, arthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Heart disease has been successfully reversed through programs that include an exclusive vegan diet. Dedicated to their work, Dr. Dean Ornish, the founder and president of the non-profit Preventive Medicine Research Institute in Sausalito, California and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, the president of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons both utilize the vegan diet in
Unfortunately, the Oncologist While Season felt completely broken-down, she knew that she had no choice but to bring her background in nutrition to her own home. To build Kicker’s immunity Season implemented The Ketogenic Diet. The human body produces cancerous cells daily, so building a strong immunity is imperative when fighting off cancer cells and the harsh chemicals from treatment. The Ketogenic Diet is a new cancer treatment, which is free, with virtually no side effects. It can also be conjoined with other cancer treatments. The diet involves cutting carbohydrates, beginning with the worst carbohydrate of all, sugar (Johnson L, 2013). It is a high-fat, adequate-protein, low-carbohydrate diet. The diet forces the body to burn fats rather than carbohydrates. Normally the carbohydrates contained in food are converted into glucose, which are then transported around the body. However, if there are little carbohydrates in the diet then the liver converts fat into fatty acids and ketone bodies. Ketone bodies are water molecules that are produced when the body is consuming very little food, which mimics fasting. Cancer is an obligate glucose metabolizer because it fuels on sugar. One’s normal cells have the metabolic flexibility to adapt from saving glucose by using ketone bodies (Johnson S, 2014). This addressed that because cancer
Research shows that in countries where people eat a pound or more of fruit and vegetables a day , the rate of cancer is half what it is in the United States. Pollan argues that vegetarians are less susceptible to most of the western diseases, and as a consequence live longer than the rest of us(164). Apparently, we can’t live without plants, but we don’t need to eat meat in order to obtain the nutrients we need for growth because they can be found elsewhere (Pollan 165). Since plants are less energy dense than other foods, by eating a plant-based diet one will likely consume fewer calories which is itself protective against many chronic disease (Pollan 165).I agree with Pollan that a plant-based diet can help reduce the risk of obesity, Diabetes, and Heart Disease.
Imagine that within the snap of your finger the very tumor in your body, that was once rapidly dividing and taking over your organs is now gone. All because of a “cure”. Well, snap your fingers right back into reality. Although a cure is very much wanted, there is not one. The only “cure” is within ourselves, a simple lifestyle change. According to the Cancer Center, next to heart disease, the largest cause of death today in the United States is cancer.
b. They can be resolved and even treated with good healthy habits. c. “As humans, we should already be eating foods that are similar to a person that has been prescribed a cancer diet” (Lee).
Joel Fuhrman, the author of ‘Eat to live and the End of Diabetes’, who checks the participant’s physical well-being and blood tests. At the beginning of the film, all participants depict high chances of developing lifestyle diseases such as diabetes and obesity due to increased cholesterol and blood pressure. Wolfson engages other professionals who understand the vegan diet to assist the participants in bettering their health.
“Forks Over Knives” Analysis: Blending Facts With Fiction The documentary I decided to analyze was “Forks Over Knives”, by Lee Fulkerson. This documentary is about food choices you make every day, and how it can affect your health long-term and short-term, whether it be disease or nausea. Nutritional scientist T. Colin Campbell and surgeon Dr. Caldwell B.Esselstyn combine their decades of research and studies in hopes of simplifying the complexities and the benefits of a plant-based diet; such as preventing and even reversing heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. This film was made to promote plant-based diets, argue that animal-based diets are bad for our health, and address the issues of diets and diseases that aren’t being given attention
You are what you eat. Food is fuel; a necessity for human existence. As human beings have progressed, industrialized, and revolutionized, what we ingest has followed suit. This food progression has been termed the western diet. It consists of high fat, sugar, refined starches, oil, nonhuman mammal milk including their products, and beans. Alongside the western diet, western diseases have emerged: cardiovascular heart disease, diabetes, hypertension and some cancers (Frassetto, Schloetter, Mietus-Synder, Morris, & Sebastian, 2009). A common denominator of all of these diseases, centered on metabolic syndrome, is a chronic state of systemic low-level inflammation (Ruiz-Nunez, Pruimboom, Dijick-Brouwer, & Muskiet, 2013). In the Paleolithic diet refined grains, nonhuman milk, milk’s associated products, sugar, and beans
It can be heart breaking watching family members, friends or maybe even yourself, suffer from debilitating or life threatening diseases. Cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer is reaching epidemic proportions, particularly in the African American community. People are being diagnosed with these diseases at an alarming rate. Pastor Reggie answers the call to bring awareness to the Christian community, with guest speaker and Board Certified Holistic Health Counselor, Audree Lee Sanders. We will discover what food and pharmaceutical industries don’t want you to know, that they are making a financial killing, by methodically killing us! This three part series titled “Lifeline to Optimal Health” will educate us on which foods we consume
Plants and food have been used for thousands of years to combat illness so can food be used to combat diseases that may not have been around previously? Certain cancers and cardiovascular diseases require a change in diet after surgery to yield successful results I believe it would be more
n the magazine article “Reducing the Risk of Cancer by Healthy Food Choices and Physical Activity” by Tim Crowe, readers learn how to prevent cancer through physical activity, dieting, and lifestyle changes. Physical activity, such as walking, swimming, running, and cycling, helps to prevent cancer by “20 to 40 per
The Link Between Diet and Cancer Every year, 1.2 million people are diagnosed with cancer and more than 500,000 people die from the disease. According to the National Cancer Institute, over 30% of these deaths can be attributed to diet. This means that the average person can greatly lower his risk of getting cancer simply by changing his diet. There is, of course, no guarantee against cancer, but the lifestyle choices that we make now can have a huge impact on our lives in the future. (http://www.aicr.org/expert1.htm)
It is clear to me that naturally grown organic products are better for consumption, rather than processed food, due to the fact there are no harsh chemicals added which is what ultimately causes health problems. Plant-based products have a powerful effect on the human body and I am fascinated with not only the healing effects, but also the reversing effects of cancer and many other illnesses. I highly recommend those who are suffering from illness to consider switching to a plant-based diet to help their body cure itself. For example, according to the PETA website the World Health Organization (WHO), they explain, “More than 40 percent of all cancer cases are preventable, and the American Cancer Society reports that one-third of all cancer deaths in the United States can be attributed to unhealthy eating habits and lack of physical activity. Both organizations advise people to eat plant-based foods to reduce the risk of developing cancer. Vegan foods- especially fiber-packed grains and beans and phytochemical-packed fruits and vegetables- can help ward off cancer. Research suggests that’s people who eat vegan foods are between 25-50 percent less likely to get the disease” (1). In other words, everyone has control over their health, the type of food that is consumed plays a huge role in a person’s health. Changing our diet to plant-based foods can help prevent illnesses such as cancer ultimately saving many people’s lives. Altering our eating habits is defiantly a whole lot