Anti Cancer – A New Way Of Life – Part 2 – Inflammation The Enemy Within

In his book “Anti Cancer – A New Way Of Life” Dr David Servan-Schreiber discusses how inflammation is our enemy.

Inflammation in our bodies is a reaction to some sort of damage to our cells, through some sort of shock or physical trauma like, burns, cuts, infections by viruses or bacteria, even rubbing and chafing.

Inflammation is described as:-

it’s red, it’s swollen, it’s warm and it’s painful.

Our immune systems react to inflammation to heal our bodies in ways far too technical for me to understand fully or describe.  The problem is that apparently there is also another face to our immune response to inflammation – it can work against us by over-reacting and being diverted to promote cancerous growths.

There are distinct links between certain types of cancers and inflammation. For example:-

Cervical cancer – papilloma virus

Liver cancer – Hepatitis virus

Dr Servan-Schreiber’s book obviously gives much more information.

In short, inflammation has a key role in promoting cancer and we should do all we can to avoid it.

So how can we avoid and reduce inflammation in our bodies?

By eating the right foods, managing our stress levels, getting regular exercise and trying to remove toxins from our environment.

I can recommend the following to assist you in reducing the inflammation in your body:-

Link to the Top 6 Ways to Detoxify Your Body

Link to Your Personal Firewall

Link to How to Improve Your Enzyme Potential

Link to Stabilized Rice Bran


Nutrition Intelligence – Essential Amino Acids – Part 11

Oh dear, we’re back on the acids! Not dangerous ones or illegal ones. Essential ones. Essential Amino Acids, the building blocks of life itself. That’s essential! Proteins could not exist without the proper combination of amino acids.

It is protein that provides the cellular structure for all living things. Proteins are the most abundant cellular components, including enzymes, antibodies, hormones, transport molecules and muscle tissue and play a key role in nearly every biological system. In it’s various forms, protein participates in the vital chemical processes that support life.

Amino acids can be classified as:-

  • Essential – required in the normal diet as your body can’t produce enough for normal bodily functions.
  • Non-essential – meaning produced in the body, not required to be supplied in your diet.

Amino acids are involved in a variety of important roles in every part of your body. Every bodily system requires amino acids to function, your immune system, digestive system, metabolism, detoxification and glucose balance. Your central nervous system, for example, cannot function without amino acids which act as neurotransmitters, or precursors to neurotransmitters.

Amino acids play a vital role by allowing dietary nutrients to be assimilated by your body.