Channel 12 News Report Summary for May 23, 2011: Dr. Michael Wald Below are Dr. Wald’s actual notes that he put together for his own reference prior to his appearance entitled, Cancer Cures in the Kitchen. The video of this appearance can be found at: www.intmedny.com under the testimonials section.
Special, neurotic diets are never needed – healthy and consistent eating habits is all one’s needs, well also sleep, clean water, happiness and exercise, good marriage – to maximize health and wellbeing.
All plants are loaded with minerals, vitamins, enzymes and other special phytonutrients with many specialized health benefits – if one consumes them on a regular basis. Consider consuming 6-8 pieces of fruits and vegetables and/or drinking a concentrated food supplement of fruits and vegetables (see our Blood Detective nutrients at: www.blooddetective.com).
Dangers of Common Foods
- Meat: Contains the carcinogen DES, growth hormone, estrogens, testosterone, antibiotics – linked to a variety of cancers including bladder cancer
- Chicken – eat organic, free range and not the standard of the industry that is reared on antibiotics, steroids and treated cruely.
- Salmon (mercury, PCBs, etc.) – Farmed or Atlantic salmon is the worst! Canned or Wild Salmon from Alaska is the best. Atlantic salmon is endangered in the US and cannot be farmed commercially; parasites, chemicals from pollution; wild Salmon from Alaska is low in contaminants; children and pregnant women should keep intake low; there are five species of wild salmon from Alaska: chinook, chum, coho, pink, and sockeye. Wild Atlantic salmon from Alaska is best; from Washington is worst – HIGH PCBs; children no more than once per months; women no more than twice per month; men no more than once per month; Atlantic salmon are usually farmed in large-scale, densely stocked netpens that pollute surrounding waters with waste and chemicals; fish can escape and compete for resources, breed with or spread parasites to wild fish. Atlantic salmon are native to the North Atlantic Ocean. In Europe, they occur from the Arctic circle to Portugal. In North America, they range from Quebec to Connecticut. Landlocked populations are distributed in Russia, North America and northern Europe. In addition, Atlantic salmon have been extensively introduced around the world. Although a small number of wild Atlantic salmon are caught in northern Europe, farmed fish are predominant. The main sources of farmed salmon are Norway, the United Kingdom and Chile. Atlantic salmon sold in the U.S. market are primarily farmed fish from Chile and Canada.
Note: In the United States, wild Atlantic salmon are on the Endangered Species List.
Atlantic salmon come primarily from fish farms, where they are raised in netpens. Wild fish are caught with seines. Additional types of fishing gear include gillnets, traps and hooks-and-lines.
- Oatmeal – rolled oats are a type of soluble fiber that also contains minerals, and other healthful phytoelements. Consume a brand with no added sugar – lack of soluble fiber has been linked to colon cancer and high cholesterol
- Blueberries – contain anthocyanadins, antioxidants, fibers. Conditions that may benefit from high consumption include macular degeneration, glaucoma, cancers, heart disease, UTI
- Taboule salad – hemp seeds, lemon, parsley, high vitamin C,; digestive health, enzymes for elimination, B12, folic acid, vitamin A; hemp seeds easily digestable proteins and zinc, iron and phosphorus.; lemon have over 200 enzymes, liver restorative
- Hummus – originally Middle Eastern, chickpeas (aka garbanzo beams, lemon, put on flatbread, peanut butter consistency, tahini (sesame seeds), garlic, papricka, olive oil, - big protein – anticancer, heart disease and degenerative disease; omega 3, B6, elevates mood (tryptophane)
- Coffee – lowers colon cancer risk (most aggressive type) – should be organic; if you drink decaf get water decaffeinated (benzene, a known carcinogen) is used in the decaffination process. To much caffeine can cause constipation but occasional intake can help constipation. Caffeine can weaken the adrenal glands. I would not recommend caffeine as a strategy to reduce colon cancer. I would rely instead on vitamin D supplementation, activated folic acid (l-5-methyltetrahydrofolic acid), fiber intake and bifido and acidophilus bacteria.
- Multigrain bread – the whole grain has not been processed out; contains wheat, rye, oatmeal, flax, etc. – omega 3 oils, minerals, phytonutrients – colon cancer
10.Cilantro - anti-oxidant polyphenolic flavonoids such asquercetin, kaempferol, rhamnetin and epigenin.
11.Turmeric – rich yellow orange, native to Asia; anticancer; blood purifier; Alzheimer’s
12.Garlic – rich in sulfur compounds for detox; natural blood thinner
13.Fennel (popular herb in Mediterranian diet)– essential oils, minerals, fibers; Fennel seeds have many health benefiting volatile essential oil compounds such as anethole, limonene, anisic aldehyde, pinene, myrcene, fenchone, chavicol, and cineole. These active principles in the fennel seeds are known to have antioxidant, digestive, carminative and anti-flatulent properties.
14.Cinnamon – cofactors for superoxide dismutase enzyme; The active principles in the cinnamon spice are known to have anti-oxidant, anti-diabetic, anti-septic, local anesthetic, anti-inflammatory, rubefacient (warming and soothing), carminative and anti-flatulent properties.Cinnamon has highest anti-oxidant strength of all the food sources in nature.
15.Curcumin (sub-Himalayian ranges) a poly-phenolic compound, is the principal pigment that imparts deep orange color to the turmeric. In vitro and animal studies have suggested the curcumin may have anti-tumor, antioxidant, anti-arthritic, anti-amyloid, anti-ischemic and anti-inflammatory
16.Ginger - Himalayan ranges in the Indian subcontinent in Southeast Asia; Gingerols increase the motility of the gastrointestinal tract and have analgesic, sedative, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. Studies have shown that it may reduce nausea caused by motion sickness or pregnancy and may also relieve migraine.
17.Peppers - capsaicin which gives strong spicy pungent character. Early laboratory studies on experimental mammals suggest that capsaicin has anti-bacterial, anti-carcinogenic, analgesic and anti-diabetic properties. It also found to reduce LDL cholesterol levels in obese individuals.
18.Limes – contributes alkalinity to the body.
19.Asparagus- resh asparagus spears are good source of anti-oxidants such as lutein, zeaxanthin, carotenes andcrypto-xanthins. Together these flavonoid compounds help remove harmful oxidant free radicals from the body protect it from possible cancer, neuro-degenerative diseases and viral infections
20.Stella doro cookies – sugar!
22.Marinara sauce – organic sources
23.Active yogurt – healthy intestinal tract
25.Fruit preserves – real fruit high in fiber, natural sugar (NOT the same as table sugar which is sucrose by itself; fruits contain mostly fructose and thousands of other healthful plant phytonutrients.
26.Sardines – omega 3 and omega 6 when packed in olive oil
29.Organic eggs – same as organic milk benefits
30.Avocodos – monounsaturated fats; high concentration of tannin. Tannin, a poly-phenolic compound, which was once labeled as anti-nutritional agent is in-fact, has beneficial anti-inflammatory, anti-ulcer and anti-oxidant properties.
- Its flesh contains many health promoting flavonoid poly-phenolic antioxidants such as cryptoxanthin, lutein, zeaxanthin, beta and alpha carotenes in small amounts. Together, these compounds act as protective scavengers against oxygen-derived free radicals and reactive oxygen species (ROS) that play a role in aging and various disease processes.
31.Squash –polyphenolics, vitamin A, antioxidants, tryptophan
32.Cauliflower – indole 3 carbinol
33.Broccoli – indole 3 carbinol
34.Zucchini - e rich in flavonoid poly-phenolic antioxidants such as carotenes, lutein and zeaxanthin. These compounds help scavenge harmful oxygen-derived free radicals and reactive oxygen species (ROS) from the body that play a role in aging and various disease process.
35.Tomatoes – lycopene, zanthines and vitamin C
36.Gala apples - flavonoids in apples arequercetin, epicatechin, and procyanidin B2. Apples are also good in tartaric acid that gives tart flavor to them.
37.Bananas – B6, vitamin C, antioxidants; flavonoid poly-phenolic antioxidants such as lutein, zeaxanthin, beta and alpha carotenes in small amounts. These compounds help act as protective scavengers against oxygen-derived free radicals and reactive oxygen species (ROS) that play a role in aging and various disease processes. Maple syrup: polyphenols, 54 compounds in maple syrup from Canada, double the amount previously reported, and many with antioxidant activity and potential health benefits. In laboratory studies, they acted as anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory agents. Initial studies also suggest that maple compounds may inhibit enzymes relevant in Type 2 diabetes management. Mostly sucrose, but organic best.