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Are you a #Gluten-A-Holic? Oh, YES you are! Part 2 of 3 shows

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Are you a Gluten-A-Holic? Dr. Michael Wald, author of his upcoming FREE online book, Gluten-A-Holic - The Dangers of Gluten & How to Avoid them (available June 2015 at: www.intmedny.com), says, "YES"!  

Dr. Wald says, "Most of the planet consumes foods that contain gluten. Gluten is overwhelmingly unhealthy for most of us because of the fact that farming of wheat products (the major source of harmful gluten) is a recent occurrence in the evolution of human beings - this means that our bodies digestive, immune and other organ systems have not evolved to handle this food. A wide variety of symptoms can result from gluten consumption including, weight gain, diabetes, heart disease, neurological problems, gastrointestinal issues, headaches, skin problems, cancers and mental illnesses. Avoid it at all costs"!  LISTEN TO THE SECOND OF HIS 3 PART SERIES BELOW.

Schedule your FREE 15-minute consultation with Dr. Michael Wald, nicknamed the Blood Detective, to discuss your health issues by calling: 9124-242-8844.

#Detox Deception Part V - Truths & Lies...what works and what's worthless

DETOX DECEPTION Part V - ...it's life or death!

 Dr. Michael Wald, aka, The Blood Detective, exposes the truths and lies surrounding detoxification methods, approach and concepts. What are toxins? What is detoxification really? How does one detoxify different toxins? What are the right tests, and how does one really know, if they are or have detoxified? What are the detox methods out there that are worthwhile and which are worth-less? Tune in as the Blood Detective gets to the bottom of it all. Dr. Wald can be reached at Integrated Medicine of Mount Kisco in Westchester by calling 914-242-8844. Go to his website, blog, Facebook and Twitter at: www.intmedny.com and www.blooddetective.com

#Detox Deception Part III: Truth & Lies...what works and what is worthless

DETOX DECEPTION Part III - The Blood Detective's 5 Part Series...it's life or death!

 Dr. Michael Wald, aka, The Blood Detective, exposes the truths and lies surrounding detoxification methods, approach and concepts. What are toxins? What is detoxification really? How does one detoxify different toxins? What are the right tests, and how does one really know, if they are or have detoxified? What are the detox methods out there that are worthwhile and which are worth-less? Tune in as the Blood Detective gets to the bottom of it all. Dr. Wald can be reached at Integrated Medicine of Mount Kisco in Westchester by calling 914-242-8844. Go to his website, blog, Facebook and Twitter at: www.intmedny.com and www.blooddetective.com

What's In Those #Supplements? - Dr. Michael Wald, The #Blood Detective, weighs in!

What's in those vitamins? - Dr. Wald, The Blood Detective, weighs in!

Dr. Michael Wald, nicknamed The Blood Detective, gives his qualified opinion regarding the recent New York State attorney general's office action against four major retailers that sell nutritional supplements. GNC, Walmart, Wallgreens and Target have been accused of selling various herbal products that were tested and found to either not contain the herbs listed on the respective labels and/or to contain unlisted ingredients...some of which could be harmful for some consumers.  For more on the New York Time's story on this unprecedented blow to the herbal and vitamin industry go here:

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/02/03/sidebar-whats-in-those-supplements/?_r=2.  

Dr. Wald discusses his experience's over his 25-plus year career as a doctor and clinical nutritionist and how common he feels this deception goes. Dr. Wald discusses how the consumer can distinguish between nutritional products that are the real thing and those that are not. Listen to his short and concise radio spot that will air on PRN radio and his blog. Listen to the show below: 

Dr. Michael Wald - Supervisor of Longevity at Integrated Medicine of Mount Kisco located in Westchester New York, Mount Kisco - 914-242-8844 - www.intmedny.com / www.blooddetective.com

Dr. Michael Wald - Supervisor of Longevity at Integrated Medicine of Mount Kisco located in Westchester New York, Mount Kisco - 914-242-8844 - www.intmedny.com / www.blooddetective.com

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#Detox Deception Part I - Truths and Lies...about what works and what's worthless

DETOX DECEPTION Part I - The Blood Detective's 5 Part Series...it's life or death!

 Dr. Michael Wald, aka, The Blood Detective, exposes the truths and lies surrounding detoxification methods, approach and concepts. What are toxins? What is detoxification really? How does one detoxify different toxins? What are the right tests, and how does one really know, if they are or have detoxified? What are the detox methods out there that are worthwhile and which are worth-less? Tune in as the Blood Detective gets to the bottom of it all. Dr. Wald can be reached at Integrated Medicine of Mount Kisco in Westchester by calling 914-242-8844. Go to his website, blog, Facebook and Twitter at: www.intmedny.com and www.blooddetective.com

#Autism/#Autism Spectrum Disorders Epidemic: Part IV

The Autism/ASD Epidemic is a profound, eye-opening series of short, informative and practical talks presented by the Dr. Michael Wald - nicknamed the Blood Detective. Dr. Wald explores the criteria for autism and autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), talks about potential causes from all angles and critically evaluates both medical and nutritional and natural treatments - and discusses the Blood Detective approach to special needs natural treatments. Do you have a child or children with ASDs? If not, chances are that you know more than one family dealing, the best that they can, with the inherent difficulties of raising an ASD child. Tell others about Dr. Wald's eye-opening and hopeful exploration of what happens when the Blood Detective tackles autism/ASDs head-on! Forward this blog!  TUNE IN ON NPR OR CLICK BELOW TO LISTEN TO THE AUDIO.

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#Autism-#Autism Spectrum Epidemic - Part 1

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The Autism/ASD Epidemic is a profound, eye-opening series of short, informative and practical talks presented by the Dr. Michael Wald - nicknamed the Blood Detective. Dr. Wald explores the criteria for autism and autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), talks about potential causes from all angles and critically evaluates both medical and nutritional and natural treatments. Do you have a child or children with ASDs? If not, chances are that you know more than one family dealing, the best that they can, with the inherent difficulties of raising an ASD child. Tell others about Dr. Wald's eye-opening and hopeful exploration of what happens when the Blood Detective takes ASDs head-on!

Ask the Blood Detective Internet-National Radio Show!

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National Internet Radio Show - Heard Around The World EVERY WEDNESDAY!

Featuring Dr. Michael Wald, DC, MD, CDN, CNS - aka, The Blood Detective. Listen here:  http://prn.fm/ 

This show will feature cutting-edge and original health and nutritional topics. Calls in will be accepted on some shows. 

Breast Cancer - Natural Prevention and Treatments PART I

Breast Cancer: A Modern Epidemic

Preventive Concepts & Strategies for Optimal Health

By Dr. Michael Wald, Supervisor of Longevity Services at Integrated Medicine of Mt Kisco

495 E. Main Street, Mount Kisco, NY 10549 914-242-8844 /

www.intmedny.com  / www.blooddetective.com

 

Breast Cancer Prevention & Treatment – The time is now!

Welcome to part I of V of my series on breast cancer.

My 25-plus years of practicing holistic health care has taught me one important lesson – namely, that regardless of what health issue someone wants to tackle it’s always best to attack it from as many angles as possible – and breast cancer treatment and prevention is certainty no exception. 

At no other time in modern history has there been more options for reaching and maintaining our health. Much is known about the potential impact of the environment, foods and nutrition, stress, exercise and other lifestyle factors for the prevention and development of effective treatments (natural and/or allopathic) for breast cancer. Below I have provided many of the most important considerations that I am aware of during my experience as a clinical nutritionist and doctor of nutrition. I need to stress that it is largely up to the individual to be educated in these areas in their efforts to be an active participate in their healthcare.

Perhaps the most important segment of this series of blogs introduces the concept of “biochemical individuality” or BI. In short, although thousands of nutritional studies for example have shown significant advantages of the use of diet and nutritional supplements for both treatment and prevention of breast cancer, it’s essential for one’s BI to taken into account when developing the most effective prevention and treatment strategies. Your BI, or individual needs, are best determined through coordinated efforts among your health care providers, your various tests results, your current state of health and health goals...just to name a few of the most important considerations that lead to personalized care. The area of nutrition including foods and nutritional supplements is largely neglected in traditional oncology care; therefore, pay careful attention to the nutritional portions of these blogs and consult my website and Youtube videos.  In short, nutrition is known to contribute to the development of many cancers, including breast cancer, and nutrition may play a significant role in adjunctive treatment of breast cancer enhancing the effects of certain forms of chemotherapy, radiation and surgical outcome, reducing side effects, offsetting infection risk (as a consequence of reduced immunity) and thus improving both quality and length of life.

What’s in a name?  The many forms of breast cancer

The term breast cancer might imply to some that the very same approach, whether allopathic, holistic or a combination should be the same for each individual; and nothing could be further from the truth. Each person has unique nutritional needs, different genetic predispositions to all manner of health and disease and responds differently to health care efforts, both preventive and treatments.  Even though I have designed health and healing plans based upon individual needs, there are many health strategies that one should keep in mind when it comes to breast cancer…whether women, men, young, old or regardless of any other individual differences.

NEXT BLOG: Breast Cancer - 13 Facts You Need to Know

None of the statements herein have been approved by the FDA (Food & Drug Administration) nor does this information substitute for sound medical or nutritional health advice.

Contact us for a free 15-minute consultation by calling: 914-242-8844.

Breast Cancer - 11 Ways that INCREASE Your Risk: Part III

Breast Cancer: A Modern Epidemic

Preventive Concepts & Strategies for Optimal Health

By Dr. Michael Wald, Supervisor of Longevity Services at Integrated Medicine of Mt Kisco

495 E. Main Street, Mount Kisco, NY 10549 914-242-8844 /

www.intmedny.com  / www.blooddetective.com

Lifestyle Choices

Here is part III of my blog series of V on breast cancer prevention and treatment. Read all five blogs to maximize your ability to reduce your risk and improve your quality and survivability if you should develop breast cancer. 

1.     Multiparity, or being pregnant many times, reduces one's overall risk of developing breast cancer. Not having children at all or having children later in life carries a higher risk of developing breast cancer.  Women, who have had their first child after the age of 30, especially have a higher risk of developing breast cancer.

2.     Birth control: Birth control pills or certain forms of injectable hormones such as depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA or Depo-Provera), carry an increased risk of developing breast cancer, especially compared to those who never use these forms of synthetic hormones.  Once a woman stops taking these synthetic forms of hormones, the risk of breast cancer is thought to decline. In my patient population, those that choose birth control or other forms of synthetic hormones are placed on various nutritional supplements, and emphasize various foods, that help the body better manage hormones in the liver and other tissues. Some of these supplements might include L-5-methyltetrahydrofolic acid (active folic acid), methylated B12 (active vitamin B12, activated vitamin B6 (pyridoxyl-5-phosphate, vitamin E (as d-alpha tocopherol succinate), calcium-D-glucarate, I3C (indole-3-carbinol), DIM (diindolymethane), vegetable concentrates and others based upon one’s personal health situation and goals and various laboratory tests.  There are dozens of other tests and nutrients that, when measured, can help your health care provider develop treatment and health strategies. 

3.     Breast density: High mammographic breast density (H-MBD) has been associated with increased breast cancer (BC) risk, even after adjustment for established breast cancer risk factors.  A large longitudinal study, the first carried out in Mediterranean women, suggests that specific dietary components may play a key role in determining MBD in this population, thus possibly modulating breast cancer risk. MRI does not involve radiation along with breast sonography and breast thermography offer additional preventative strategies for both detection and assessment of breast cancer presence and response to therapies.

4.     Receiving hormone therapy after menopause: Receiving progesterone and/or estrogen after menopause increases one's risk of developing breast cancer, particularly, it is thought, if these hormones are combined.  Once these hormones are stopped one's risk seems to decline.  Circulating oestrogens and androgens are positively associated with the risk for breast cancer in premenopausal women.  Several nutrients and foods have been studied scientifically to help the body properly manage hormone levels. The elimination of soy products and the use of nutrients such as DIM, vitamin D3, various phytonutrients, vitamin C and others should be considered in a comprehensive approach for treatment and prevention and based upon proper health intake and testing. 

5.     Breast-feeding: Several studies have shown that breast-feeding may lower one's risk of developing breast cancer in the first place, particularly if the breast-feeding lasts between 1-2 years.  Breast feeding also reducing the babies future chances of developing allergies, eczema and other health problems by helping optimal development of the immune system. 

6.     Breast Implants: Maybe linked to developing a form of lymphoma.  If this is true, then it may also be eventually proved that other forms of cancer and autoimmune diseases may also result from placing foreign substances in the body.  it simply makes sense that any foreign substance in the body may provoke an autoimmune reaction that may increase one's risk of many health problems. 

7.     Alcohol intake: Alcohol is clearly linked with an increased risk of developing breast cancer.  Even small amounts of alcohol, such as a single drink per day, increase one's risk of developing breast cancer. No one knows exactly why this is, but some of my theories include toxins in alcohol.  It should be kept in mind that there is NO SAFE LEVEL OF ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION THAT DOES NOT INCREASE ONE'S RISK OF DEVELOPING BREAST CANCER.  Also the toxin’s produced by the body in its attempt to metabolize alcohol can have adverse effects upon the liver and intestines detoxification enzymes.  Many nutrients and foods help support proper detoxification including, but certainly not limited to, milk thistle, N-acetyl-cysteine, ubiquinone, reduced glutathione, glycinate, methionine, alpha-lipoic acid, concentrates of dozens of fruits and vegetables and others.

8.     Overweight or obesity: Obese or overweight, particularly after menopause, is linked to a higher risk of developing breast cancer.  Basically, fat is an estrogen factory!!  More accurately, an increase in fat mass and a loss of lean body tissue is associated, not only with a greater risk of overall morbidity (quality of life) and mortality (death rate), but also a poor outcome from virtually all causes of ill-health and disease.  A test called a bio-impediance evaluation helps to insure that a person’s health efforts reduce body fat and cause no loss, and preferably an increase, in lean body mass.  The reduction of obesity would have been an effective strategy for cancer prevention, but the reality is that worldwide obesity has kept increasing for decades, remaining a major avoidable cancer risk secondary only to smoke. The present studies suggest that vitamin D may be an effective agent to reduce obesity-associated cancer risks in women.  With a balanced and realistic plan, I have found that most of my patients successfully lose a huge percentage of body fat. Weight gain and obesity are among the most important risk factors for post-menopausal estrogen-dependent breast cancer (EDBC). Weight gain is associated with oxidative stress, which in turn promotes breast cancer progression. Modulation through anti-diabetic, anti-inflammatory and antioxidants drugs combined with endocrine therapy may constitute a targeted approach in post-menopausal EDBC.  Fat is essentially an estrogen factory!

9.     Smoking: Tobacco smoke increases the risk of developing breast and other forms of cancer particularly when someone starts smoking at a young age.  Smoking can increase the body’s need for various nutrients and thus disease risk.  Nutritionally oriented blood work can help reveal many of these nutritional imbalances so that corrective measures can be taken.

10. Sleep: Day-shift workers: Meta-analysis demonstrates that circadian (sleep) disruption is associated with an increased BrCA risk in women. Working at night seems to offset circadian rhythms, and perhaps adversely affecting normal melatonin levels, increasing one’s risk of breast cancer development.  Melatonin, tryptophan, phenibut, magnesium and some other natural compounds may reduce one’s risk; in the case of melatonin, it should only be taken by day-shift workers if they plan on working on this schedule for the long term. Melatonin should only be taken at night before bed in those who are NOT day-shift workers. Those who are day-shift workers take melatonin in the day, but once again, only if it is expected that they will maintain this working schedule for the long-term. Melatonin taken incorrectly can adversely affect not only sleep, but can offset sleep patterns and other hormones. What is very important to know about melatonin is that it is proven to improve breast cancer outcome when taken by women with breast cancer.

11. Antiperspirants:  Aluminum Chlorohydrate is a common ingredient found in many under-arm antiperspirants, lipsticks, and sunscreens.  This ingredient can absorb through the skin and form malignant cells as a result of an accumulation within the tissue.

NEXT BLOG: Breast Cancer - Diet, Exercise..risk, prevention & Treatment

None of the statements herein have been approved by the FDA (Food & Drug Administration) nor does this information substitute for sound medical or nutritional health advice.

Contact us for a free 15-minute consultation by calling: 914-242-8844.

Breast Cancer - 14 Facts You Need to Know: Part II

Breast Cancer: A Modern Epidemic

Preventive Concepts & Strategies for Optimal Health

By Dr. Michael Wald, Supervisor of Longevity Services at Integrated Medicine of Mt Kisco

495 E. Main Street, Mount Kisco, NY 10549 914-242-8844 /

www.intmedny.com  / www.blooddetective.com

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Breast Cancer – what you need to know…essential facts and helpful thoughts

Fundamental Concepts

Welcome to part II of my V part series on breast cancer. The purpose of my blogs is to educate you and to expand your knowledge regarding cancer treatment and prevention - from both a medical and natural perspective. The science is in that demonstrates that both diet and nutritional supplements, if used correctly, can help offset one's risk of breast cancer and help improve quality of life and the effectiveness of medical oncology treatments. Whether you have breast cancer now, or want to reduce your future risk of potentially getting breast cancer, this series of five blogs is for you. Share these blogs with family and friends, both men and women, so that they too can benefit. 

Below are 14 essential facts that you should know about reducing your risk of developing breast cancer in the first place and to aggressively manage breast cancer if it should happen to you:

1.     Gender: Breast cancer is much more common in women than in men. Regular self-breast examinations are important to learn the anatomy of your breasts, and to detect as early as possible any obvious changes.  Follow up with your gynecologist if you find anything that concerns you. Discuss with your OB how to perform a breast examination.

2.     Age: As one gets older the risk of most forms of cancer, and a variety of other degenerative diseases, increases.  Therefore, it’s important not to neglect preventative lifestyle practices, like those mentioned throughout this series of blogs, as one moves through the aging process.

3.     Certain genetic factors strongly increase one's risk of breast cancer including mutations in the genes called BRACA1 and BRACA2. Only 5-10% of breast cancer cases carry this inherited mutations association which means that the large majority of breast cancers do not involve the BRACA1 and 2 inherited gene mutation associations.  Genetic testing can identify some women who have inherited mutations in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 tumor suppressor genes (or less commonly in other genes such as PTEN or TP53). Most often women and men develop breast cancer as a consequence of poor lifestyle such as diet, environment and other factors. 

a.     Other genetic factors, known as “low-penetrance mutations” or “gene variations “ are a factor in cancer development in the majority of woman and men. Simply put, the environment, and our lifestyle including diet, stress, sleep, exercise and other factors, “wash over” our genes over the course of our lifetime and cause what’s called multiple genes (as opposed to having only the BRACA1 and BRACA2 genes), or causing an imbalance between cancer suppressor (anticancer) and oncogenes (cancer-promoting) genes.

4.     Family history: Breast cancer risk is much higher in those with a family history of breast cancer as well as prostate cancer.  If you have a family history of breast cancer, or most other forms of cancer, it’s prudent to be mindful of the preventative and treatment concepts I’ve described throughout this blog.

5.     Personal health history of breast cancer: If a woman is already had breast cancer in one breast, her chances of getting breast cancer in the other breast are far greater than those without a personal history of breast cancer.

6.     Race: Statistically speaking, Caucasian women are more likely to develop breast cancer than African American women.  However, African-American women, once they get breast cancer, generally have a more aggressive course of breast cancer and are far more likely to die of it. 

7.     Dense breasts: Generally speaking, the more glandular the breast tissue the less fat in the breast.  Women with more dense breasts have a statistically high risk of developing breast cancer.

8.     Breast cancer problems: It seems that certain so-called benign breast cancer health issues may carry an increased risk of breast cancer such as having dense breasts.

9.     Lobular carcinoma in situ: In this breast condition, cells that resemble cancer cells are found within the milk-making glands or lobules of the breast.  These cells do not go through the lobules and therefore do not spread to other parts of the body but, even though it is not considered a true cancer or even a precancerous condition, having LCIS does statistically increase a women's risk of developing breast cancer at some point in her life.

10. Menstrual periods: The earlier the onset of menstrual bleeding, particularly before age twelve, and the later one experiences menopause, the greater the risk of breast cancer development. Estrogen, especially, in a form of estrogen known as 17-beta-estradiole, is strongly cancer promoting (carcinogenic). Early onset of menses and later onset menopause exposes the breast, ovaries and other body tissues to pro-carcinogenic forms of estrogen for longer; the longer the breast tissue is exposed to estrogen the greater its risk.

11. Breast radiation: Exposure to the breasts to radiation increases one's risk of developing breast cancer.

12. Diethylstilbestrol (DES): Diethylstilbestrol received during pregnancy carries an increased risk of developing breast cancer.

13. Xeno-estrogens, plastics and pesticides found in our food, water and air may substantially cause, or at least contribute to, the risk of developing breast cancer.

14. Nutritional factors are extremely important enhancing one's risk of getting breast cancer. Low levels of vitamin D3, osteoporosis and degenerative arthritis and hardening of the arteries - especially when they occur together in an individual, increase the risk of breast cancer. Think about it - if a person is low in vitamin D3 calcium leaves bone causing osteoporosis and osteopenia and can deposit calcium in the breast tissue causing calcium-laiden breast cysts - a strong and agreed upon risk factor for breast cancer development. Calcium deposits in joints and arteries is called arthritis and arteriosclerosis respectively both arising from dyscalcemia. There are several other health issues and nutritional deficiencies that can increase one's risk of breast cancer, but are beyond the length of my blogs to explore.

NEXT BLOG: Breast Cancer - 11 Ways that INCREASE Your Risk

None of the statements herein have been approved by the FDA (Food & Drug Administration) nor does this information substitute for sound medical or nutritional health advice.

Contact us for a free 15-minute consultation by calling: 914-242-8844.

 

 

 

Breast Cancer - Diet, Exercise..risk, prevention & Treatment: Part IV

Breast Cancer: A Modern Epidemic

Preventive Concepts & Strategies for Optimal Health

By Dr. Michael Wald, Supervisor of Longevity Services at Integrated Medicine of Mt Kisco

495 E. Main Street, Mount Kisco, NY 10549 914-242-8844 /

www.intmedny.com  / www.blooddetective.com

The Essential Role of Nutrition and Exercise in Breast Cancer Treatment & Prevention

Practicing Healthy Lifestyle measures including diet and taking nutritional supplements has been shown in scientific studies to reduce one's risk of developing breast cancer and aids the successful treatment of breast cancer. Dietary and nutritional supplements, in my opinion, should be used by all people wishing to reduce risk and improve outcome, but should be carefully determined by a qualified clinical nutritionist.  

Below are some of my basic considerations in the area of diet and nutritional supplements. 

·      Diet

o   A few studies have evaluated the association between diet and mammographic breast density (MBD) and results are inconsistent. MBD, a well-recognized risk factor for breast cancer, has been proposed as a marker of cumulative exposure to hormones and growth factors. Diets with a high glycemic index (GI) or glycemic load (GL) may increase breast cancer risk, via an effect on the insulin-like growth factor axis. A positive association was suggested for increasing simple sugar and total carbohydrates intakes limited to the highest quintiles.

o   The consumption of probiotics (healthy bacteria) and fermented products (i.e., lactobacillus plantarum) containing lactic acid bacteria was associated to reduce breast cancer risk.

o   It was observed that a balance of fatty acids similar to those of traditional Mediterranean diet, the consumption of fruits and vegetables, dietary fiber intake, vitamin supplementation are, along with the intake of probiotic products, the most extensively studied by the negative association to breast cancer risk. Omega 3 fatty acids from fish is probably the best source – as long as it is free of heavy metals such as mercury and aluminum (found in fish of all types).

o   Green/yellow and light colored vegetables were associated with a reduced risk of breast cancer. I favor the addition of concentrates of fruits and vegetables that are essentially dehydrated products that can easily be taken as a delicious drink in addition to a balanced diet. See www.blooddetective.com and search Green Detox, Reds Protect, Brain Energy Blast and Longevity Complete - these products have not been studied directly for breast cancer prevention or treatment, but many of their ingredients have). 

·      Exercise

o   Avoiding obesity: Scientific evidences have suggested that obesity has associated with increased risk for a plenty of different types of cancer. The evidences are the most consistent for endometrial cancer, breast cancer between the postmenopausal women, and renal cell cancer.

o   Exercise during breast cancer treatment is perceived to enhance the patients' wellness on several dimensions and in particular psychological wellness. Exercise might support the patients' efforts to restore their sense of wellness and enhance their level of daily life functioning.  Exercise improves liver and intestinal detoxification of cancer-promoting estrogen such as estradiole.

o   Physical activity, may be able to counteract genetic susceptibility to breast cancer.  Exercise has shown to be a protective factor for breast cancer, increases the level of DNA methylation. Fibroblast growth factor receptor 2 (FGFR2), a confirmed breast cancer susceptibility gene, is predisposed to be methylated. Therefore, DNA methylation related genes, such as methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) or active folic acid.

o   Motivate breast cancer patients toward engaging in a healthy lifestyle early after diagnosis and adhering to PA programs, which should be included in their clinical management.  Exercise has shown to improve quality of life for those pre and post breast cancer.

o   Pre-, concurrent and post-chemo nutrition to prevent increased risk of various cancers resulting directly from the immunosuppressive long-term effects of chemotherapy. Also to offset the risk, depending upon the form(s) of chemotherapy, of “chemo-brain, peripheral neuropathies, gastrointestinal and other health issues.

 

Nutritional supplements

o   Multivitamin and breast cancer

§  Although this study is a case-control study in which the risk of BC could not be assessed, results suggest that vitamin supplementation could be an independent protective factor for BC. Calcium intake appears to affect DRC in a positive way, because it was associated with a high DRC (DNA repair capacity) level, which in turn is associated with low odds for BC.  (Postmenopausal women with invasive breast cancer using MVM had lower breast cancer mortality than non-users. The results suggest a possible role for daily MVM use in attenuating breast cancer mortality in women with invasive breast cancer but the findings require confirmation. (Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2013 Oct;141(3):495-505. doi: 10.1007/s10549-013-2712-x. Epub 2013 Oct 9. Multivitamin and mineral use and breast cancer mortality in older women with invasive breast cancer in the women's health initiative.)

o   Studies show there is an inverse relationship between the low serum levels of vitamin D and the breast cancer risk and mortality

§  Therefore increasing serum levels will reduce ones risk for development.

o   Antioxidants: The resulting oxidative stress might also play a relevant role in several stages of the carcinogenic process.

Vitamin D3: A meta-analysis, a comprehensive analysis of well-designed scientific studies, provides evidence of a significantly inverse association between serum vitamin D3 levels (as 25(OH)D) and breast cancer risk.  Some studies have also shown that vitamin D3 supplementation in patients with non-metastatic (did not spread to other parts of the body) HER2+ breast cancer is associated with improved DFS (disease-free survival).

Vitamin E and Vitamin C: Severe α-tocopherol deficiency could increase breast cancer risk. The association between plasma vitamin C and breast cancer was only significant in case-control studies.  Intravenous vitamin C and vitamin K have been shown to be a safe and effective adjunctive treatment for breast and other forms of cancer.

Melatonin: Due to anti-estrogenic properties, melatonin is considered to exhibit a protective role against the development of breast cancer (BC).  An inverse association between BC risk and the highest levels of urinary aMT6s

See below for various nutritional based treatments shown to reduce breast cancer risk.

Dehydrated Fruits and Vegetables: Fruits and vegetables contain hundreds of healthful natural compounds and dozens and dozens of anti-cancer compounds – both to help prevent and treat various types of cancers including breast cancer. Many of the plant or phyto-nutrients found in plants are contained with my formulations called –

1.     Green’s Detox - http://www.blooddetective.com/green-detox

2.     Red’s Protect - http://www.blooddetective.com/reds-protect

3.     Longevity Complete  - http://www.blooddetective.com/longevity-complete

4.     Brain Energy Blast - http://www.blooddetective.com/brain-energy-blast

For more about the above nutritional supplements go to: www.blooddetect.com

Biochemical Uniqueness – How and why to get tested for your unique nutritional imbalances 

The number and variety of nutritional products including vitamins, minerals herbs and other nutritional compounds scientifically studied for both prevention and treatment of breast cancer is far beyond the scope of these blogs.  It’s important to keep in mind that a careful health and medical history, nutritional questionnaires, detailed laboratory and functional tests are performed. Here are a few examples of the most important tests that I use to determine the right type of food plan and nutritional supplements to provide my patients – whether they wish to prevent and treat breast cancer.

1.     Complete Blood Count and Chemistry Profile: These lab panels include red and white blood cells, electrolytes and other basic tests, but I further evaluate them by performing a nutritional interpretation of each of my patients results by comparing them to healthy individuals and not merely “average” people – this is what the regular tests ranges used by all doctors (known as “clinical” ranges) compare people to. Bottom line, if you want average health then use only “clinical ranges”; if you want a shot at optimal health then also use “functional ranges”.

2.     Homocysteine and Methylmalonic acid tests: These tests, when combined let me know if my patients are receiving the appropriate amounts of, and USING,  vitamin B6, folic acid and vitamin 12 correctly. Eating foods and taking nutritional supplements with these or other nutritional compounds does not always mean that one is absorbing or using their nutrients properly. Active folic acid, B12 and B6 is not the same as what most foods or even vitamin supplements contain. It is essential, especially in the case of folic acid, to take only the active form; it’s important for reducing cancer risk in the first place and plays a potentially important role in cancer treatment as well.  

3.     Vitamin D3 (25-OH) and vitamin D3 (1, 25-OH): The higher normal one’s level of vitamin D the lower one’s overall morbidity and mortality from any cause of death.

4.     Vitamin C serum levels: The higher the blood levels the better for breast cancer treatment.

5.     CRP-cardio – A non-specific inflammatory marker with important nutritional considerations.  CRP in the “cardio” form of the test, is thought to be the single most predictive blood test that predicts morbidity and mortality (along with other tests).  Different type of inflammatory markers reveal other potential health issues and nutrient needs and include: ESR, fibrinogen, ferritin and tumor necrosis factor alpha and others.

6.     Antibody Profile – A panel that measures a variety of antibodies that identify potential nutritional targets.

7.     Comprehensive Immune Testing: We have many immune systems. The most important that should be measured, and can reveal many important nutritional clues, include: cell-mediated immune tests, complement immune testing and Humoral Immune Tests.

8.     Body Composition Tests – A simple test that measures one’s percentage of muscle, water and fat and metabolic rate – all important predictive markers of disease risk and survivability.

9.     Sonogram Bone Density: Loss of bone density may be associated with calcium breast cysts (highly predictive of breast cancer development), osteoarthritis and hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis).

 

This is my short list – other evaluations are based on the unique health history, stage of disease, health goals and other factors.

 

Environmental Chemicals & Breast Cancer That Might Influence Breast Cancer Development & Recovery

1.     Most DNA mutations related to breast cancer occur in single breast cells during a woman's life rather than having been inherited. 

2.     85,000 synthetic chemicals on the market today including, but not limited to, preservatives, lipstick, sunscreens, and deodorants, the flame retardants to our sofas, plasticizers in our water bottles, pesticides on our fruits and vegetables, and GMOs.

3.     70% of those with breast cancer have no known risk factors like late menopause, children late in life or family history or genes.

4.     Non-industrialized countries have lower rates of breast cancer compared with industrialized countries; those who move to countries with lower rates experienced lower rates.  Estrogen is linked to development of breast cancer.  Xenoestrogens act like estrogens (weed killers and pesticides, plastic additives or by-products, ingredients in spray paints and paint removers, and polyvinyl chloride (PVC), used in food manufacture and food packaging, medical products, cars, toys, credit cards, appliances, and rainwear.

5.     The burden of environmental chemicals has been underestimated (http://www.bcaction.org/our-take-on-breast-cancer/environment/)

What are some simple lifestyle considerations to reduce ones risk include?

·      No smoking and avoidance of second hand smoke and air pollution.

·      Eliminate saturated and trans fats.

·      No alcohol: Alcohol consumption is associated with an increased risk of breast cancer, increasing linearly even with a moderate consumption and irrespectively of the type of alcoholic beverage.

·      Avoiding Estrogens are known that they may produce breast cancer by actions on estrogen receptors and also as chemical carcinogens, as a consequence of their oxidation leading to reactive metabolites.

·      Avoiding excessive radiation and taking nutritional precautions are associated with a reduction in risks. 

·      Type 2 diabetes mellitus is an independent risk factor for cancer such as pancreatic, liver, colorectal and breast cancer. In addition, diabetes decreases the risk of prostate cancer.  Further stressing the importance of diet, exercise, and proper supplementation.

·      Infections (viruses) and breast cancer

o   Human Papilloma virus HPV- High-risk human papillomaviruses (HPV) are the causative agent of several cancers especially breast cancer.

o   Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV), a common herpes virus, has been reported to be a risk factor for many diseases, including malignant diseases such as glioma, neuroblastoma, and breast cancer.

o   Evidence is accumulating that one or more beta-retrovirus is associated with human breast cancer.

 

Q-What treatments for breast cancer that are in studies now do you see as the new movement for treatment?

·      Intravenous vitamin C (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23916956)

o   Plasma antioxidants are supposed to be directly related to breast cancer risk.

o   Severe α-tocopherol deficiency could increase breast cancer risk. 

·      Intravenous infusions of modest doses of DHA may have potential for optimizing the intracellular ascorbate content of cancers, potentially rendering them less aggressive. 

·      Intravenous hydrogen peroxide

o   Intravenous infusion of hydrogen peroxide or h2o2 delivers a positive metabolic effect and may oxidize respective physiological substances by promoting healthful tissue growth and increments cellular oxygen tension, which hinders the growth or development of tumors.

·      Intravenous sodium bicarbonate: True pH “balancing, True Detoxification

o   Oral sodium bicarbonate and intravenous DHA may have the potential to blunt the aggressiveness of certain cancers in which suboptimal intracellular ascorbate levels contribute to elevated HIF-1 activity.

·      Hyperbaric Ambient Air

o   Hyperbaric Oxygen significantly improved the radiation response of R1H tumors. HBO appeared to be more effective than normobaric carbogen, both with regard to tumor oxygenation and response to irradiation.

·      Bioimpedance therapy (BIS)

o   Bioimpedence spectroscopy has shown to be able to detect early onset lymphedema.

o   BIS has significant clinical utility as it can be used to monitor patients with early breast cancer related risk.

o   More systematic surveillance for earlier detection and the potential benefits of physical activity to prevent lymphedema and mitigate symptoms and reduce risk factors.

Healthy blood ranges

·      Integrated work ups

o   One should have regular mammograms in order to monitor activity within the body

o   Vitamin levels such as vitamin A, D, and C should be regulated and this has shown to decrease ones risk.

o   Regular blood work can monitor hormones levels especially those associated with breast cancer risk.

o   Proper checking of the lymphatics for adequate removal of toxins is necessary

NEXT BLOG: Breast Cancer - The Toxins, Treatments & Disease Connection

None of the statements herein have been approved by the FDA (Food & Drug Administration) nor does this information substitute for sound medical or nutritional health advice.

Contact us for a free 15-minute consultation by calling: 914-242-8844.

Breast Cancer - The Toxins, Treatments & Disease Connection: Part V

Breast Cancer: A Modern Epidemic

Preventive Concepts & Strategies for Optimal Health

By Dr. Michael Wald, Supervisor of Longevity Services at Integrated Medicine of Mt Kisco

495 E. Main Street, Mount Kisco, NY 10549 914-242-8844 /

www.intmedny.com  / www.blooddetective.com

Environmental Chemicals & Breast Cancer That Might Influence Breast Cancer Development & Recovery

 Environmental causes or precipitators of breast cancer development is a neglected area of focus in traditional medicine, but not in the scientific arena. In other words, there is an evidence-base that the environment including foods and chemicals in the air, water and food contribute to breast and degenerative disease development in many people. Below I have outlined some of the basics to consider in this area, but all of my blogs explore this area to some extent - so, read ALL of my five breast cancer blogs.

1.     Most DNA mutations related to breast cancer occur in single breast cells during a woman's life rather than having been inherited. 

2.     85,000 synthetic chemicals on the market today including, but not limited to, preservatives, lipstick, sunscreens, and deodorants, the flame retardants to our sofas, plasticizers in our water bottles, pesticides on our fruits and vegetables, and GMOs.

3.     70% of those with breast cancer have no known risk factors like late menopause, children late in life or family history or genes.

4.     Non-industrialized countries have lower rates of breast cancer compared with industrialized countries; those who move to countries with lower rates experienced lower rates.  Estrogen is linked to development of breast cancer.  Xenoestrogens act like estrogens (weed killers and pesticides, plastic additives or by-products, ingredients in spray paints and paint removers, and polyvinyl chloride (PVC), used in food manufacture and food packaging, medical products, cars, toys, credit cards, appliances, and rainwear.

5.     The burden of environmental chemicals has been underestimated (http://www.bcaction.org/our-take-on-breast-cancer/environment/)

 

What are some simple lifestyle considerations to reduce ones risk include?

·      No smoking and avoidance of second hand smoke and air pollution.

·      Eliminate saturated and trans fats.

·      No alcohol: Alcohol consumption is associated with an increased risk of breast cancer, increasing linearly even with a moderate consumption and irrespectively of the type of alcoholic beverage.

·      Avoiding Estrogens are known that they may produce breast cancer by actions on estrogen receptors and also as chemical carcinogens, as a consequence of their oxidation leading to reactive metabolites.

·      Avoiding excessive radiation and taking nutritional precautions are associated with a reduction in risks. 

·      Type 2 diabetes mellitus is an independent risk factor for cancer such as pancreatic, liver, colorectal and breast cancer. In addition, diabetes decreases the risk of prostate cancer.  Further stressing the importance of diet, exercise, and proper supplementation.

·      Infections (viruses) and breast cancer

o   Human Papilloma virus HPV- High-risk human papillomaviruses (HPV) are the causative agent of several cancers especially breast cancer.

o   Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV), a common herpes virus, has been reported to be a risk factor for many diseases, including malignant diseases such as glioma, neuroblastoma, and breast cancer.

o   Evidence is accumulating that one or more beta-retrovirus is associated with human breast cancer.

Q-What treatments for breast cancer that are in studies now do you see as the new movement for treatment?

·      Intravenous vitamin C (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23916956)

o   Plasma antioxidants are supposed to be directly related to breast cancer risk.

o   Severe α-tocopherol deficiency could increase breast cancer risk. 

·      Intravenous infusions of modest doses of DHA may have potential for optimizing the intracellular ascorbate content of cancers, potentially rendering them less aggressive. 

·      Intravenous hydrogen peroxide

o   Intravenous infusion of hydrogen peroxide or h2o2 delivers a positive metabolic effect and may oxidize respective physiological substances by promoting healthful tissue growth and increments cellular oxygen tension, which hinders the growth or development of tumors.

·      Intravenous sodium bicarbonate: True pH “balancing, True Detoxification

o   Oral sodium bicarbonate and intravenous DHA may have the potential to blunt the aggressiveness of certain cancers in which suboptimal intracellular ascorbate levels contribute to elevated HIF-1 activity.

·      Hyperbaric Ambient Air

o   Hyperbaric Oxygen significantly improved the radiation response of R1H tumors. HBO appeared to be more effective than normobaric carbogen, both with regard to tumor oxygenation and response to irradiation.

·      Bioimpedance therapy (BIS)

o   Bioimpedence spectroscopy has shown to be able to detect early onset lymphedema.

o   BIS has significant clinical utility as it can be used to monitor patients with early breast cancer related risk.

o   More systematic surveillance for earlier detection and the potential benefits of physical activity to prevent lymphedema and mitigate symptoms and reduce risk factors.

Healthy blood ranges

·      Integrated work ups - The Blood Detective way!

o   One should have regular mammograms in order to monitor activity within the body

o   Vitamin levels such as vitamin A, D, and C should be regulated and this has shown to decrease ones risk.

o   Regular blood work can monitor hormones levels especially those associated with breast cancer risk.

o   Proper checking of the lymphatics for adequate removal of toxins is necessary.

- My blood detective workup is a comprehensive blood workup looking for heavy metals, nutritional deficiencies and usage problems, absorption issues and fundamentally looks at many body systems all at once - this approach is not usual in medicine and I believe improves the likelihood of identifying health issues, many unknown to the person, providing the opportunity for deepened prevention and treatment efforts.

None of the statements herein have been approved by the FDA (Food & Drug Administration) nor does this information substitute for sound medical or nutritional health advice.

Contact us for a free 15-minute consultation by calling: 914-242-8844.

 

#Ebola - Know this stuff!!

Beat Ebola

Avoiding an Ebola Epidemic

An educational opinion by Dr. Michael Wald, Blood Detective

DC, CDN, CCN, DACBN, CNS

 

Ebola – an infectious freak!

The Ebola virus may very well be here to stay. Ebola virus will transform itself, as all viruses’ do, increasing its deadliness making its way across the globe. Ebola is certainly not the first deadly virus to come along and if history is any indication, it will not be the last or necessarily the worst. 

The mainstream media including CNN, Fox and other newscasts will continue to spew some correct information, outeight wrong facts and put a sensational spin on Ebola reports causing and contributing to confusion and irrational reactions. The CDC (Center of Disease Control) and other health agencies will continue to release public warnings and conduct investigations to help protect the public from hemorrhagic fever (aka, Ebola).  What I would like to do is begin a conversation regarding how each of us can help safeguard our personal health and those around us.  It is a scientific fact that your immunity to disease is in part under your control. The purpose of this series of blogs, Tweets and Facebook posts practical steps so that you, the public, can help reduce your risk of both contracting and perhaps dying of Ebola…if you should become infected.

Nutritional Fundamentals & Ebola

The Ebola virus, otherwise known as hemorrhagic fever, is similar to other infectious diseases and potential epidemics by virtue of the fact that there are certain measures that can be taken by ordinary people to reduce the risk of contracting this often fatal disease.

It is essential that the reader keep in mind that no statements within this blog are intended to suggest that one can cure Ebola or prevent it entirely with nutrition.  However, it is well known and accepted scientifically that those persons with strong immune systems are afforded greater resistance against all manner of infectious diseases. Infectious disease and illness is always a combination of the resiliency of the infectious disease, for example how strong the Ebola virus is, relative to the person’s inherent immune strength. 

This brief article will succinctly review my top picks of lifestyle strategies that can potentially add to one's overall health and well-being and may reduce one's risk of contracting a variety of infectious diseases.  Also, even when one is exposed to infectious disease, the ability to recover from it is a matter of how strong the body's immune and overall healing capacity is. The nutritional compounds described below have been studied to favorably affect the outcome of those infected with a variety of infectious diseases, but not Ebola. Why? Because no one has studied nutrition and Ebola specifically. It stands to reason however that maximizing one’s immunity may have offset the potential for a fatal Ebola infection outcome.

Let me begin by reviewing some important facts about the Ebola virus:

1.     The virus is transmitted from wild animals to people and spreads throughout the human population chain.  This is known as human–to–human transmission.

2.     The fatality of Ebola virus is approximate 50%, which means that half the people that contract it are likely die from it.  However, various statistics have shown that the fatality rates may vary from between 25%-90% based on past outbreaks

3.     Central Africa was the first place of the Ebola viral outbreak, which is located near tropical rainforests.  The most recent Ebola outbreak seems to be in West Africa located in a major urban area, although rural areas as well.

4.     Treatment: individual case management, contact tracing and surveillance of local and extended areas around the Ebola outbreak: excellent laboratory diagnostic services; proper procedures regarding mobilization of individuals around an outbreak and safe burials; intravenous and oral rehydration; symptomatic improvement of symptoms.

 

What you need to know…

What I will not do in this blog is review the basic background of when Ebola first occurred and where it seems to be currently, as this information can be found readily on reliable websites and newscasts.  What I will do instead is discuss its basic transmission and preventative strategies…facts and theoretically strategies to reduce your risk of contracting and dying of Ebola.

 

Important Concepts:

1.     Ebola is transmitted through the human population via close blood contact

2.     Other body fluids and secretions will also transmit the disease, as can infected animals, such as monkeys, chimpanzees and gorillas, fruit bats, porcupines, forest antelope, that are dead or alive.  I suspect, although this is not necessarily proven, that a wide variety of other animals, perhaps domesticated animals might also transmit the Ebola virus.  Again, whether or not cats, dogs, hamsters and gerbils can transfer the bola is entirely unknown from what I am aware.

3.     These secretions of infected persons, including but not limited to blood and other body fluids will precipitate human-to-human transmission via direct contact.  Even bedding such as pillowcases and sheets may become contaminated with infected body fluids and can potentially translate the Ebola virus.

4.     Healthcare workers have been infected with Ebola virus and this has thought to have occurred because of improper safety precautions.

5.     It is suspected that direct contact with the body of a deceased Ebola virus-infected individuals may also play a role in transmission.

6.     Body fluids including semen can transmit the Ebola virus and in fact it is thought that men, even those who have recovered from the disease, can still transmit the virus through their semen for up to 7 weeks after they have fully recovered from the illness.  An individual will remain infected as long as their body fluids contain the virus; body fluids such as breast milk are thought to contain the virus in infected individuals.

Symptoms of Ebola

1.     Ebola virus has an incubation period of between 2-21 days

2.     It is thought that human beings are only infectious once they become symptomatic

3.     A sudden onset of fever, along with fatigue, headaches, sore throat and muscle pain are characteristic of the onset of Ebola.  These symptoms are generally followed by skin rash, impaired liver and kidney function, vomiting, diarrhea and also bleeding both internally and externally, such as oozing from the gums and also blood in stools.

4.     Laboratory tests show a low white blood cell count along with low platelets and often elevated liver enzymes

Diagnosis

The Ebola Mascaraed

Clearly the signs of the Ebola virus can be very similar to other types of infectious diseases, so if it takes excellent clinical skills and a high level of clinical suspicion to detect Ebola virus, which is then followed-up by the appropriate laboratory tests.

Meningitis, malaria and typhoid fever, as well as the ordinary flu can easily mimic and/or be confused for Ebola.  Testing therefore, should include at least the following:

1.     The Ebola virus isolation by cell culture

2.     Evidence of Ebola virus upon electron microscopy

3.     ELISA (antibody-capture enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay)

4.     Antigen capture detection techniques

5.     Serum neutralization testing

6.     RT-PCR (Reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction assay)

A qualified medical team with appropriate training in Ebola recognition and assessing biohazard risk are the one’s to establish containment conditions.

Treatment

1.     Supportive oral and intravenous hydration of fluids: this is been shown to improve survival of Ebola infected individuals

2.     Experimental immune and other drug therapies including blood products are sometimes utilized

3.     Vaccination for Ebola is not currently available but is undergoing human safety tests

Prevention

1.     The consumption of raw meat should be avoided as should contact with infected animals such as apes, monkeys, and fruit bats.  Animals should be handled only when the appropriate gear, including but not limited to, protective clothing and gloves are available.  Blood and meat, as well as other animal products should be inspected thoroughly before their consumption.

2.     Probably the best prevention of Ebola virus infection is to avoid contact with Ebola infected individuals and particularly their body fluids.  Regular and frequent hand washing is a must.

3.     Identification of individuals who have been in contact with confirmed Ebola infected individuals must be sought.

4.     Prompt and safe arrangements for deceased Ebola infected individuals must be practice.

5.     Individuals known to be in contact with confirmed Ebola infected individuals should be monitored for at least 21 days and they should be separated from other individuals to avoid potential cross-contamination.

6.     Healthcare workers should practice standard precautions, including and not limited to practicing excellent hygiene, including respiratory hygiene, wearing of protective equipment that can block splashes and other types of a contact with infected materials.

 

NUTRITION SECTION BELOW

Ebola and Nutrition…its proper place in infectious disease prevention and treatment

Once again, I cannot emphasize due to medical legal purposes, that the role of nutrition is that of supporting one's overall health and well-being.  The concepts that I have been describing throughout this article are meant for educational purposes only and should not be mistaken or used in place of proper medical attention during any sickness, particularly if one suspects exposure or current infection with Ebola virus.  The nutritional supportive information provided below is meant to help maintain the health of an individual, reducing one's risk and duration of various illnesses.  It is well-known that avoidance of under-nutrition, and imbalanced nutrition plays a major role in one's susceptibility and duration of illness.

Preventative steps to take to help reduce your exposure and…

                                                                               improve your resistance against disease.

My website contains several videos and/or audios as well as many articles on the concepts of general health and well being and maximizing one's immunity.  Nutrition, when used properly can help prevent the onset and duration as well as social burdens of various infectious diseases.  Here are my suggestions to help prevent exposure and improve your resiliency against infectious disease.

Do not Smoke. Smoking increases one’s risk of pulmonary infections and transmission to others. (Tuberculosis (Edinb). 2014 Sep 28. pii: S1472-9792(14)20481-1. doi: 10.1016/j.tube.2014.08.010. Tobacco exposure and susceptibility to tuberculosis: Is there a smoking gun? Chan ED1Kinney WH2Honda JR3Bishwakarma R2Gangavelli A2Mya J2Bai X2Ordway DJ)

Do not consume excessive saturated fats (J Immunol. 2005 May 1;174(9):5390-7. Saturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids reciprocally modulate dendritic cell functions mediated through TLR4.)

Vitamin D3 (Infect Immun. 2014 Jun;82(6):2585-94. doi: 10.1128/IAI.01814-14. Epub 2014 Mar 31.Vitamin d deficiency reduces the immune response, phagocytosis rate, and intracellular killing rate of microglial cell, Djukic M1Onken MLSchütze SRedlich SGötz AHanisch UKBertsch TRibes SHanenberg ASchneider S,Bollheimer CSieber CNau R.)

·       Do note consume refined and processed carbohydrates and sugars, including table sugar and desert foods

·       Drink water until your urine appears similar in color to lemonade

·       Eat 4-5 or even 5-6 small meals roughly evenly spaced throughout the course of the day that are composed of healthy sources of protein, carbohydrates and fats

·       Do not consume fried foods and/or trans-fatty acids

·       Take a multivitamin mineral complex

·       Perform a vitamin C flush to determine your individual vitamin C needs

·       Take zinc within a total vitamin mineral supplement and perhaps additional amounts of zinc

·       Take an omega-3 essential fatty acid (PLoS One. 2014 Jan 29;9(1):e87181. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0087181. eCollection 2014.Effects of parental omega-3 fatty acid intake on offspring microbiome and immunity. Myles IAPincus NBFontecilla NMDatta SK.

·       Consume 7-10 pieces of organic fruits and vegetables daily

·       Consider food concentrates of fruits and vegetables that contain the dehydrated products of many dozens of fruits and vegetables

·       Do not add salt to your diet next

·       Do not consume excessive alcohol

·       Eat organic foods if possible and meat which is free range

·       Control your stress

·       Rest adequately

·       Take a potent probiotic or healthy bacteria supplement that is anti-fungal and anti "bad" bacteria

·       Take a complex of nutritional supports that have been studied to help promote immune function

·       Do not share personal items

·       Travel wisely

·       Avoid inhalation of airborne germs and viruses and consider wearing a face mask

·       Do not consume contaminated food or water

·       Practice safe sex, always using condoms, particularity if your partner has a history of sexually transmitted disease

·       Wash your hair vigorously with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, followed by drying with a paper towel

·       If running water is unavailable, use an alcohol-based hand gel or wipe

·       If you must sneeze cover your mouth thoroughly even when you are not visibly sick, as coughing or sneezing spreads germs in microscopic droplets in the air for dozens of feet in multiple directions.  Therefore, cover your mouth with your arm, the crook of your elbow or your sleeve as opposed to using your hands

·       When traveling, particular to underdeveloped countries, choose a safe water source such as bottled water for both drinking and brushing your teeth and have your immunizations updated

·       Do not bite your nails or pick your nose – besides been disgusting, it can transmit infectious diseases

·       Zoonotic disease, or spread of infections from animals to humans is far more common than people realize.  Therefore, it is important that your animals are regularly vaccinated

·       Consider taking active folic acid

·       Consider taking methylated vitamin B12

·       Consider digestive enzymes and/or stomach acids if clinically indicated

·       Take additional amounts of protein, such that you have at least 0.5 gram – 0.8 grams or as high as 1 gram per kilogram of body weight

·       Acetyl-L–carnitine

·       Supplement your diet with Proline-rich polypeptides (PRPs)

·       Correct all hormonal deficiencies that might exist as long as their correction does not increase your risk of other diseases.  Hormonal deficiencies that may be associated with lower levels of immunity and therefore increased risk of disease may include low DHEA and testosterone.

·       Consider supplementing your diet with plan sources of the variety of potentially immune-modulating herbs, including but not limited to Echinacea, Astragalus, golden seal and ginseng

·       Consider a supplement of foods containing green tea extract and/or a concentrated form of green tea extract with reliable doses of an active immuno-modulating compound contained within it, known as capitals EGCG

·       Milk thistle containing a variety of compounds studied for their liver protective effects and immune-modulation should be considered

·       N-acetyl cysteine has been demonstrated in studies to modify immune function

·       Reduced glutathione is an immuno-modulating tripeptide

·       The proper form of lactobacillus and other probiotics may improve the rate of survival in those infected with influenza virus and also favorably modify overall immune response

The information in this post is for educational purposes only and is not to be considered an alternative for sound medical or health advice. Consult with your doctor if you should suspect that you may have contracted a viral infection such as ebola. The nutritional and other information provided herein has not been evaluated by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration). This information may change without notice.

 

Dr. Michael Wald can be contacted at: 914-242-8844 or by email at: info@intmedny.com

Dr. Michael Wald, DC, MD, CNS - The Blood Detective

Dr. Michael Wald, DC, MD, CCN, CNS, CDN, MS, DACBN - aka, The Blood Detective

#GMO Free Lifestyle

Caryn Hartglass: Hello we are back I’m Caryn Hartglass, you’re listening to It’s All About Food, thank you! So I hope you enjoyed that last half hour I did, sometimes I like to mix it up a little bit and get a little philosophical, a little food for thought there, things to digest, that you don’t normally think about. And now we’re going to talk about nutrition because people can’t ever get enough of it I think, at least people are always asking me questions. So I’m going to bring on my next guest, Dr. Michael Wald, aka the Blood Detective, he is the director of nutrition at Integrated Medicine of Mount Kisco, Dr. Wald has appeared numerous times on Fox 5 news, Channel 11 PIX, Channel 12 Westchester News, and ABC World News Tonight with Diane Sawyer. He is double board certified in nutrition, is a certified dietitian, nutritionist, a certified nutritional specialist, and a certified clinical nutritionist, he holds a post-graduate degree in chiropractic from the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, a Master’s degree from the University of Bridgeport, and he earned an MD degree from the University of Health Sciences School of Medicine Antigua and was past director of education for the International and American Association of Clinical Nutritionists, the largest nutrition organization in the United States. He’s published over a dozen books, writes regular health articles, lectures across the US and internationally, and has READ MORE OR LISTEN TO THE RADIO SHOW HERE...

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15 Tips For A Healthier Winter

Immunity: Too Much of a Good Thing

By Michael Wald, MS, DC, CDN, CNS – Director of Nutrition at Integrated Medicine of Mount Kisco, 914-242-8844 (Ext. 1)

LISTEN TO THIS TOPIC PRESENTED BY DR. MICHAEL WALD - THE BLOOD DETECTIVE

There is little doubt that the immune system if fundamental for our overall health and wellbeing. To begin with, we actually have several immune systems including white blood cells and immunoglobulins. Too much immunity results in tissue breakdown, inflammation and disease.  Too little immunity results in an increased risk of contracting all manner of viruses, bacteria, fungi (yeast) and parasites.  Although not all diseases are caused by immune problems, most health problems result in immune problems - either way, paying careful attention to the immune system can go a long way towards preventing and beating illness and disease. Either way, a little knowledge about the immune system and how it works can reduce your risk of premature disease and early death.  I have personally focused my clinical nutrition practice upon the immune system as the “base” from which I develop individualized health plans.  Below I have provided some of the most common questions and concerns that my patients have asked me about the immune “systems”.

“Dr. Wald, I would like your help to increase my immune system.” This is a common request made by many of my patients. The problem is, the premise behind it is often dead wrong!

Immune Deficiency—Or Excess?

More often than not, health problems are associated with autoimmunity, or too much immunity, rather than immune deficiency, or too little. Too much or too little immunity have much in common. Tissue breakdown involving oxidative stress, inflammation and nutritional issues are common to both extremes of immune imbalance. So how do you tell which immune problem, or combination of problems, you might be suffering from? Yup, you can have both immune deficiency and immune excess simultaneously—further confusing many health-care providers and sufferers alike. The answer is that there is no way, based on symptoms alone, to tell if those particular symptoms are the result of immune suppression or immune excess (autoimmunity).

Symptoms May Not Be What They Seem

Bruising easily, cold sores, constipation, diarrhea, dry eyes and mouth, fatigue, recurrent infections, hair loss, memory loss, feeling cold and poor healing are just a few symptoms of immune imbalance, or “dysfunction,” that require careful questioning, personalized lab tests and trial and error with various natural/nutritional products.

If you do not respond by feeling markedly better when using vitamin C, zinc, echinacea, astragalus, goldenseal, germanium, lysine or other so-called immune boosters, consider that your immune system may not need boosting, but the reverse: immune regulation. The right nutritional program, tailored to your needs, will bring both high and low immune problems back to baseline.

In general however, you can’t go wrong doing the following in preparation for the winter.

  1. Drink plenty of water; your urine should be clear or nearly clear.
  2. Sleep at least nine hours—and it must be restorative sleep.
  3. Eat organic fruits and vegetables, and drink freshly prepared juices.
  4. Take nutritional supplements based on your blood work.
  5. Keep warm in order to reduce stress on the immune system.
  6. Wash your hands frequently to avoid transmission of infectious agents.
  7. Exercise regularly, but don’t overdo it.
  8. Eat only free range animal meats (if you choose to eat meat at all).
  9. Take at least a multivitamin (without iron unless you are found to be anemic on blood testing).
  10. Drink a super-food supplement that contains dozens of fruits and vegetables in 1 or 2 scoops. Almost none of my patients can meet the new guidelines outline by Harvard Medical School stating that we need a minimum of 10 combined pieces of fruits and vegetables per day to lower our disease potential.
  11. Have longevity blood tests performed a few times a year, or as recommended by your longevity practitioner, and tailor all of these suggestions – but more importantly, personalize your diet and nutritional supplements and lifestyle to your exact biochemical (nutritional) needs.
  12. Wash you hands thoroughly.
  13. Do not smoke.
  14. Do not drink alcohol in excess.
  15. Develop powerful coping skills that allow for you to act rationally and “de-fuse” misinterpretations of external events. In other words, rather than have life determine how you behave, choose your behavior in response to your positive interpretations of external life events.

Nutritional Supports for the winter and for immunity in general:

http://www.blooddetective.com/immune-health-new

Dr. Michael Wald is director of nutrition at Integrated Medicine of Mount Kisco and the author of more than 10 books on health. His newest book, The Blood Detective’s Longevity Secrets, is scheduled for release in 2013. Contact him at 914.242.8844, ext. 1, or Info@IntMedNY.com. For more information visitIntMedNY.com.  Twitter DrMichaelWald (BloodDetective).

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HAVE THERE BEEN ANY EXAMPLES OF #GMOS BEING DISCOVERED THAT WERE UNAPPROVED?

Dr. Michael Wald, Blood Detective, author of Frankenfoods and Supervisor of Longevity Services at Integrated Medicine of Mount Kisco, NY 914-242-8844 / www.intmednt.com / www.blooddetective.com

Dr. Michael Wald, Blood Detective, author of Frankenfoods and Supervisor of Longevity Services at Integrated Medicine of Mount Kisco, NY 914-242-8844 / www.intmednt.com / www.blooddetective.com

Unapproved GM wheat was recently found being grown in an Oregon field. This wheat posed a threat to trade with countries currently concerned about GMOs. Although the Agriculture Department came out with the statement that GM wheat is safe to consume and there is no evidence of the GM wheat entering the marketplace, the department is still skeptical about where the GM wheat came from. It is possible that the Oregon field was contaminated through wind pollination and that the farmers replanting the crop were unaware of the presence of GMOs. However, criminal wrongdoing is also being investigated.

As of now, the FDA has not approved genetically engineered wheat for U.S. farming. The wheat found in the Oregon field was of the same strain that was tested about a decade ago by Monsanto but never approved. The testing of the GM wheat was stopped in Oregon and several other states in 2005. Since Oregon exports approximately 90% of its wheat, this could be a potentially large problem. USDA officials have confirmed that no other incidences of GM wheat have been found.

This example of wheat contamination shows clearly that cross contamination cannot likely be completely controlled or avoided. Whether investigation determines improper conduct occurred, avoiding cross contamination of GMOs may be as impossible as guaranteeing a nuclear power plant near an earthquake fault will not have a meltdown. I do not think this comparison is extreme as the quality of one’s health is in question in both instances and human error must always be factored in. 

What Exactly Are Genetically Modified Foods? And Is Corn A Pesticide Factory?

Dr. Michael Wald, author of the upcoming book Frankenfoods - Controversy, Lies & Your Health available April 2014, offers a riveting perspective of the GMO predicament exploring governmental and industry cover-ups, health dangers, environmental threats, GMO-free food plans and recipes, nutritional supplements and other practical solutions.  Dr. Wald declares, "The GMO dilemma is here to stay and anyone interested in protecting their health and that of their loved ones, friends and the planet, must educate themselves and take political and personal action right now!"  Considering the importance of this information Dr. Wald asks that you re-tweet his GMO links and follow him on Twitter -  @DrMichaelWald. Thank you.

(Dr. Michael Wald can be reached at Integrated Medicine of Mount Kisco in Westchester, NY by calling 914-242-8844 (Ext. 1) or by emailing him at: info@intmedny.com).

1. WHAT ARE GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS?

The term “genetically modified organism” (GMO) refers to an organism whose genetic material has been modified due to genetic engineering techniques. Genetic modification technologies are used to alter the makeup of organisms such as animals, plants and bacteria. GMOs are the source of many modified foods and are used widely in scientific research to produce other goods as well. In 2006, eight countries grew 97% of the global crops with artificially modified genes: the United States (53%), Argentina (17%), Brazil (11%), Canada (6%), India (4%), China (3%), Paraguay (2%) and South Africa (1%). Within the next decade researchers expect to see a dramatic increase in the use of GMOs and GM technologies in industrialized nations.

 

Corn Is a Pesticide Factory

Genetically modified organisms such as corn produce their own pesticides. Each ear of corn is literally a “drug manufacturing plant”! Proponents of GMOs frequently claim that current methods used to genetically modify foods are identical to, or not substantially different from, the method naturally occurring in the environment without human intervention. I will venture to say you will never find corn naturally farmed or grown in the wild that has the ability to produce a toxic pesticide all by itself!

 Gene Gun

One of the most common methods used to insert genes into a target genetic material or DNA (e.g., corn or soy) is the biolistic method. This method involves using a gene gun to shoot into the target’s DNA source a gene or two that carry the desired trait. However, unexpected results from this method may occur including, but not limited to, disrupting the entire genetic sequence of the target, up-regulating genes, down-regulating genes, causing genes to be silent and other unpredictable or undesired effects. These effects are referred to by geneticists as “default effects.”

One theoretically possible default effect of this “transgenic gene manipulation” is cancer. Cancer, in part, results in the inappropriate up-regulation of genes known as oncogenes (cancer genes). The changes in the genetic sequence of the target (i.e., seeds) may theoretically result in allergies to new proteins, to gene products or to the original source of the gene or genes (e.g., peanuts) being blasted into the target foods. Those concerned with transgenic modification of foods recognize that new toxins could be produced by the target foods, making them unhealthy or outright toxic to humans. Additional concerns include the potential for nutritional deficiencies, adverse nutritional changes and antibiotic resistance. A myriad of health problems are possible, according to some studies – many of them have occurred in test animals and humans, including negative effects on the testicles and reproduction in men and women, the immune system, blood cells, kidney, liver, pancreas and intestinal tract.

STUDY SUMMARY

Chichosz, G. and Wiackowski, S., “Genetically modified food — great unknown,” Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski, August 2012.

The study states that genetically modified foods create a threat to the health of the consumer. Transgenic plants contain DNA that is unstable, which makes it possible for foreign proteins and proteins that could contribute to allergies to synthesize. GMOs are digested much more slowly than their conventional counterparts, which could lead to alimentary canal diseases, as toxins in the foods, such as Bt toxin, are in the body for long periods of time. Roundup pesticide is especially harmful when in the body, and can lead to cancer as it disturbs human hormonal metabolism.

How Much Fruit Kids Need and 10 Ways to Get It!

By Dr. Michael Wald, Board Certified Nutritionist, Certified Dietician Nutritionist

Integrated Medicine of Mount Kisco, P.C / 914-242-8844 (Ext. 1) / www.intmedny.com/www.bloodDetective.com

This summer we have been eating a lot of fruit around our house… a lot!  Fruit is one of nature’s most perfect foods! It has enough calories and fiber to be filling.  It is packed with antioxidants and vitamins that we haven’t even discovered yet.  And the carbs and natural sugar from fruit, sent to your brain for energy cannot be matched with anything synthetic.  Caffeine or refined sugars cannot compare with the energy from fruit.

Here is our counter a day after shopping (so partially eaten already)

So, how much fruit do kids need?  The goal is to make half of every meal fruits and vegetables, but at the very least, kids ages 2-8 should be eating 1 1/2 cups of fruit per day.

For this to happen, and to train your kids to not be picky eaters, we recommending getting fruit in all varieties, including fresh, frozen, canned, dried, juiced, pureed etc.  Just because fresh may be the healthiest way of all to eat fruits and vegetables, doesn’t mean we shouldn’t teach kids to eat them in a variety of ways.  Kids who experience different textures and tastes will more likely have a more mature palate that is wiling to try new foods.

Our favorite ways to eat fruit include

  1. Smoothies; take a few ounces of fruit juice (we like Orange Juice). Add a few spoonfuls of plain yogurt. Lastly a generous handful of frozen fruit (like frozen strawberries, blueberries, bananas etc. Blend and pour into tall glass.
  2. Dips; skewer fruit such as melons, berries, bananas etc. Then provide a dip. Some of our favorites are yogurt and cottage cheese.
  3. Fruit Salads; Just after your grocery trip, cut up, wash, and chop your fresh fruit. Store in an airtight container to eat from during the week. For breakfast, pull it out, provide your children with some fruit salad. For lunch, snacks etc, it’s very convenient.
  4. Convenience foods like fruit leather and dried fruit are perfect for an on the go, healthy snack.
  5. If you are all out of fruit, offer 100% fruit juice. Orange juice is still a good source of folate and vitamin C. Just limit juices so it doesn’t interfere with a child’s appetite, diminishing his or her desire for real food. Or, make your own juices!
  6. Give applesauce a different texture by making it yourself. Boil cut up apples with some cinnamon till the apples are soft. Mash apples with a fork. Include some of the cinnamon-flavored water if you need to make it smoother.
  7. Pumpkin is a good source of Vitamins C and E and has loads of antioxidants. Mix canned pumpkin with applesauce, plain yogurt, or any baked goods such as breads and muffins.
  8. Replace applesauce for oil in baked goods. Other mashed fruits you can add or substitute are mashed bananas or prunes.
  9. Add frozen blueberries, strawberries, or other fruit to pancake batter, or top pancakes with berries after you pour the batter onto the griddle during cooking time.
  10. Stir 100% fruit jam into plain yogurt and mix well.
  11. Dr. Wald’s favorite fruit smoothie recipe is: take a handful of organic, frozen, mixed fruit (available in most regular stores) and drop the handful into a blender; add ½ water and ½ organic apple juice (or only water) in an amount that is diluted to your taste and desired thickness. Add Dr. Wald”s, Reds Protect, Green Detox and Longevity Complete at 1/3, ½ or 1 full scoop of each depending upon taste. These special concentrated food powdered products have been especially designed by Dr. Wald to help meet and exceed the needs for nutrition normally found in a large variety of fruits and vegetables. Go to: www.BloodDetective.com to order. Simply Delicious!

 

Posted on September 26, 2012 and filed under Baby Boomer Magazine, Editorial by Dr- Wald.

Brain Aging & Alzheimer’s Disease – Preventing Loss of Self

By Dr. Michael Wald914-242-8844 www.intmedny.com/www.bloodetective.com

This article appeared in the Baby Boomer Publication of Westchester

If you are part of the baby boomer generation, then you face a unique problem; namely, the very real potential exists that you will loose your memory slowly over the later part of your life.  Here are a few facts that you need to know:

  • As you age your risk of memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease rises
  • Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of the aging process.  The incidence of the disease doubles every five years beyond the age of 65.
  • As the number of people over age 65 doubles between 2010 and 20560 to approximately 88.5 million (or to about 20% of the population), those over the age of 85 will increase three-fold…and the incidence of memory issues, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease increases too.
  • A half million Americans younger than the age of 65 suffer from some form of dementia (memory loss) including Alzheimer’s disease.

Nutritional science offers some important options for the treatment and prevention of all stages of memory loss. If you think that you are suffering from memory loss first visit your doctor. Then seek out a trained clinical nutritionist to perform a detailed nutritional-health consultation and appropriate nutritional lab work.  Here are a few things you might consider in the meantime:

Fatty acid levels analyzed in patients with Alzheimer's disease and cognitive impairment

Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is an omega-3 fatty acid found in salmon, tuna, mackerel, sardines, and shellfish that is essential for proper brain functioning. Lack of sufficient DHA may be associated with impaired visual functioning, depression, as well as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children.

According to Dr. Julie Conquer and colleagues in Lipids, low levels of omega-3 fatty acids, including DHA, may be a risk factor for cognitive impairment and/or dementia.  A recent study sought to determine the concentration of DHA in a group of patients with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias compared to a group of elderly control subjects with normal cognitive functioning.  For each participant, blood was collected and tested for DHA concentration. Results demonstrated that the concentration of DHA was 48% less in patients with Alzheimer's disease and 21% less in patients with other forms of dementia, compared to the elderly control subjects with normal cognitive function.

Dr. Conquer and colleagues stated that "a decreased level of plasma DHA was not limited to the [Alzheimer's disease] patients but appears to be common in cognitive impairment with aging."  More studies are needed to investigate whether DHA supplementation can reduce the occurrence or symptoms of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. (Lipids 2000;35(12):1305-12.).

I have observed DHA deficiency in my clinical practice over the last 22 years.  It’s my judgment that it is safe and worth adding as a nutritional supplement to a balanced diet.  See: www.blooddetective.com for Krill Oil and Vegetarian Omega 3 Fatty Acid.

Acetyl-L-carnitine may prevent Alzheimer's disease

Carnitine is a vitamin-like substance that is responsible for the transport of fatty acids into and out of the mitochondria. Evidence suggests that carnitine may protect neurologic tissue due to its antioxidant and energy producing activity, and its role in neurotransmitter function.

While there are many forms of carnitine, acetyl-L-carnitine (ALC) appears to have better activity in the central nervous system, including brain tissue.ALC administration in patients with primary degenerative dementia showed therapeutic efficacy in clinical, behavioral, and neuropsychological evaluations.  A series of controlled studies suggests that ALC may slow the natural course of Alzheimer's disease." In particular, persons with dementia given 1.5 to 3 grams ALC daily for 3 or 6 months have shown improvement in numerous clinical measures of cognitive function.  In addition, "safety and tolerability of ALC [are] remarkably good," further demonstrating the potential use of ALC in a number of progressive neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's disease. Go to: www.blooddetective.com for L-Carnitine.

B vitamins, homocysteine, and neurological function in the elderly

Folic acid and vitamins B6 and B12 are critical to many body processes, including the health of the nervous system, blood, and cells. In addition, these B-group vitamins have been shown to protect against depression, dementia, Alzheimer's disease, peripheral neuropathy, and seizures.  According to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, "the status of these vitamins is frequently inadequate in the elderly and recent studies have shown associations between loss of cognitive function or Alzheimer's disease and inadequate B vitamin status."

Research has shown that an inadequate B vitamin status may result in neurocognitive dysfunction through elevated homocysteine concentrations in the blood, or hyperhomocysteinemia. Homocysteine is an amino acid that is produced in the human body. Prevalent in the elderly population, hyperhomocysteinemia is largely attributed to insufficient levels of folic acid and vitamins B6 and B12.

The association between cognitive dysfunction and hyperhomocysteinemia has been demonstrated in numerous studies. For instance, Dr. Selhub and colleagues reported that "patients with Alzheimer's disease had higher total plasma homocysteine concentrations than did age-matched healthy controls," while "elderly patients with depression who had lower cognitive screening test scores had significantly higher homocysteine concentrations than did patients with normal cognitive screening tests."  Because folic acid and vitamins B6 and B12 are often deficient among many elderly patients, the importance of these vitamins in the prevention of hyperhomocysteinemia and neurocognitive dysfunction cannot be overlooked.  Be sure and use the active forms of folic acid (L-5-methyltetrahydrofolic acid), B12 (methylcobalamine and pyridoxyl-5-phosphate.

Prevention is the key! Be proactive as most regular physicians have no nutritional training and are not up on the latest scientific nutritional literature and advances.

Posted on September 26, 2012 and filed under Baby Boomer Magazine, Editorial by Dr- Wald, Media.