Eat to starve Cancer?

EEL (@mindlessfreak30) 10 years, 6 months ago

A TED talk where William Li introduces anti-angiogenesis which prevents blood vessels from forming and feeding a tumor. They did studies and are looking into foods that naturally cause anti-angiogenesis which will help people with cancer and prevention. He focuses mainly on cancer but has lists on other diseases that are affected by angiogenesis.
http://www.ted.com/talks/william_li.html

March 16, 2012 at 6:42 pm
Megan Wilson (5) (@poefan2490) 10 years, 6 months ago ago

I think this is brilliant. I can’t wait to see what more studies show about this! People that eat certain foods are healthier overall, so really, I can see how this makes sense. Besides, there’s nothing to be lost by pursuing a healthier diet. I don’t really think these foods can get rid of cancer in all cases, but it seems like they would be great preventative measures that could be taken by people all over the world. Thanks for sharing!

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EEL (5,364) (@mindlessfreak30) 10 years, 6 months ago ago

@alexa well the idea of the anti-angiogenesis is that the blood vessels that would grow around the cancer and feed it with a supply of blood,oxygen, and nutrients would be removed or reduced, thus causing it to starve and prevent growth making it less harmful.

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CaptainCurrent (0) (@captaincurrent) 10 years, 6 months ago ago

Lee, thanks for posting! Just watched and then downloaded to re-watch. Very informative :)

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Zach (63) (@v1kingfan) 10 years, 6 months ago ago

I have watched this before, it’s extremely interesting. If everyone actually ate healthily in our country, the disease rate would be a lot lower.

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adam (71) (@adamd) 10 years, 6 months ago ago

“the blood vessels that would grow around the cancer and feed it with a supply of blood,oxygen, and nutrients would be removed or reduced, thus causing it to starve and prevent growth making it less harmful”

This is exactly what happens in a healthy, energized human body. If you eat poorly and subject yourself to polluted air and known carcinogens often than you are not healthy, and your body is non prepared to prevent cancer.

If you consume healthy foods (smash down fruits and veg so you’re too full for junk food), seek out clean air (forests, etc) and avoid known carcinogens (asbestos…) than your body is much more prepared to prevent cancer.

Cancer is not something that “just happens,” it is a product of lifestyle.

Do you want cancer, or not?

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Pata (4) (@odjur) 10 years, 6 months ago ago

Adam is spot on. A healthy body takes care of cancer all on its own. If youre healthy your body can kill any cancer. If your body cant do that your far from healthy.

Usin drugs that choke blood vessels sound like a real bad idea too.

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