free radicals and improper omega 3/6 balance lead to inflammation.
Chronic inflammation creates cholesterol deposits for the body
One with atherosclerosis can have a myocardial infarction via cholesterol breaking off the walls of the vessels and arteries if atherosclerosis is present.
A good goal is to take 2grams of epa/day and 1gram of dha/day. This will balance out the omega balance in the body. Cod liver will not count or help. Neither will flax, they are both still good supplements but are not helpful with this.
sugar and fake sugar (aspartame) set off the identical signal in the body to release insulin which leads to fat storage. This makes sense, all fatties love diet food with less calories, yet they are still fat….
It’s simple biochemistry
Good test to order
Metametrix – fatty acid blood spot test
What does this test for?
Why use the Bloodspot Fatty Acids Profile?
From a simple finger stick it measures key omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids and calculates key indicators to establish your optimal balance. Trans fatty acids—the “bad” oils in processed foods—are also measured.
This costs $108 and is well worth it because it gives you a baseline of what you need to do regarding your omega balance. Very important. This test can be ordered online and you prick yourself at home, mail it back in and then you get a reading.
I”m going to order one this weekend.
Pomegranate juice will save your jewels
Pomegranate extract induces apoptosis in human prostate cancer cells by modulation of the IGF-IGFBP axis.
Koyama S, Cobb LJ, Mehta HH, Seeram NP, Heber D, Pantuck AJ, Cohen P.
Division of Pediatric Endocrinology, Mattel Children’s Hospital, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, USA.
The IGF axis is critical for the regulation of apoptosis in many human cancer cell lines. Recently, potent anti-tumorigenic effects of pomegranate juice and extracts have been reported. Consequently, pomegranate has potential not only as a treatment but also as a preventative measure against certain types of cancer, including prostate. In this study, we investigated the relationship between pomegranate-induced apoptosis in human prostate cancer cells and the IGF/IGFBP system. Treatment of LAPC4 prostate cancer cells with 10microg/ml POMx, a highly potent pomegranate extract prepared from skin and arils minus seeds and standardized to ellagitannin content (37% punicalagins by HPLC), resulted in inhibition of cell proliferation and induction of apoptosis. Interestingly, co-treatment with POMx and IGFBP-3 revealed synergistic stimulation of apoptosis and additive inhibition of cell growth. Western blot analysis revealed that treatment with POMx or POMx/IGFBP-3 combination resulted in increased JNK phosphorylation, and decreased Akt and mTOR activation, consistent with a growth inhibitory, pro-apoptotic function. We also investigated the relationship between IGF-1 and pomegranate-induced apoptosis in 22RV1 prostate cancer cells. Co-treatment with 100ng/ml IGF-1 completely blocked apoptosis induction by POMx. In contrast, IGF-I failed to inhibit POMx-induced apoptosis in R(-) cells, suggesting the importance of IGF-IR. POMx-treatment decreased Igf1 mRNA expression in a dose-dependent manner indicating that its actions also involve tumor-specific suppression of IGF-1. These studies revealed novel interactions between the IGF system and pomegranate-induced apoptosis.
summary- pomegranate juice is both preventative and treatment for cancer cells, especially in the prostate. Drink up gentleman.
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