Jul 29, 2019
One out of every three Americans
is diagnosed with cancer. So, it is very important to learn how to
cope and deal with it. If you or any of your loved have ever been
affected by cancer, this is going to be the episode you’re gonna
want to listen. In this episode, I am joined by a world leader in
cancer research and the author of
The Metabolic Approach to
Cancer, Dr. Nasha
Winters. I’m thrilled to have Dr. Nasha on to bring us wisdom and
tips in navigating the cancer terrain.
Dr. Nasha Winters speaks from
experience when she talks about Cancer and how to be proactive in
preventing and/or combating it. Her first experience with cancer
was at the age of 19. She was diagnosed with stage IV ovarian
cancer and given only a few months to live. Determine to get well,
she discovered the life changes that would turn it around. She
immersed herself in chemistry and biology and became her own
savior. Her book,
The Metabolic Approach to
Cancer, stems from
her nearly three decades of personal and professional experience in
the field of integrative oncology.
Dr. Nasha is a licensed
Naturopathic Doctor (ND) and a Fellow of the American Board of
Naturopathic Oncology (FABNO). She is a global healthcare authority
in integrative cancer research. Dr. Nasha is a sought-after speaker
and consults with physicians worldwide.
This episode is all about cancer
and we dig deep as to why this disease is happening. Listen and
learn from the stories that Dr. Nasha shares that will truly affect
your heart. We also talked about skin cancer, BRCA gene, vitamin D
and more. There’s so much information in this episode making it
truly one for the books!
In this episode, you'll discover:
[4:24] Dr. Nasha’s first experience with
the age of 19, Dr. Nasha was diagnosed with stage IV ovarian
was given 3 to 6 months to live, even with treatment.
was filled with ascites, metastatic lesions, crippled in extreme
pain and nausea, had infections simmering, severe malnourishment,
and muscle wasting.
doctors told her that chemo and surgery wouldn’t help her advanced
diagnosis of terminal cancer suddenly shook her awake and asked her
point-blank if she wanted to live or die.
had taken countless doctors over six months to stop making
assumptions and defaulting to writing scripts from A (anxiolytics)
to Z (Zithromax).
Nasha was forced to explore alternative methods. Luckily, she was
blessed with an ER doctor who allowed her the time to share the
chronology of her symptoms and truly listen.
the last 6 months, Dr. Nasha have seen 5 girls under the age of 10
with Stage IV Ovarian cancer.
Nasha acknowledges that her past experiences of significant trauma
and abuse contributed to her illness.
[17:42] What is The Gerson Therapy?
Gerson Therapy was popularized in the 1940s by Dr. Charlotte
Gerson had amazing experience of solving all kinds of oncology
situations by putting people on a very vegetable-densed high
potassium, low sodium chloride diet.
key parts of the Gerson therapy are a strict diet, dietary
supplements, and enemas.
[24:12] Sharing authentically is very
powerful for healing the body.
theory that changing mental state can affect the course of cancer
has been popularized by authors such as Bernie Siegel and Deepak
support group program called
Exceptional Cancer Patients (ECap) developed by Dr. Siegel found that women with
breast cancer has a higher chance of survival rate when they are
part of a support group.
The ACE Quiz
- According to the Adverse
Childhood Experiences study, the rougher your childhood, the higher
your score is likely to be and the higher your risk for later
[27:45] The Cancer Experience
- Having been diagnosed with cancer felt a very
dirty secret for Dr. Nasha.
first person that she has told about her diagnosis then is now her
hardest thing when you are dealing with a cancer diagnosis is the
well-meaning advice and wishes of the people in your
could take every perfect supplement. You could be in perfect
metabolic flexibility. You can have an incredibly immaculate clean
environment. But, if you are not dealing with the emotional healing
within yourselves, you are not gonna get very far. You are not
gonna get the outcomes you are hoping to achieve.
- People have to come to it when they are
out this resource from Dr. Nasha:
5 Steps to Take After a Cancer
[34:38] Top tools to heal your body
16, Dr. Nasha decided to become a ‘vegetarian’.
Chinese medical practitioner looked at her tongue and told
her, “You have to eat
some animal food.”
- Adjust accordingly.
- Consistently do your labs. Do not
Nasha advices people diagnosed with cancer to not tell everybody in
you tell your loved ones, you deal with their reactions and you
don’t get the opportunity to work on your own.
[41:28] Issue with eating every two to three
we eat that often, we don’t give ourselves the bowel rest we need
so that everything can clear up and evacuate.
have to give that window of autophagy to take out the
- Somewhere between 12 to 72 hours (depending on
the person and situation), that’s what it’ll take to get some
you fast 13 hours a day and you are eating clean and relatively low
carb, you will shift into some moderate
you are dealing with cancer, you’d want to moderate or lower your
protein to avoid clicking on the mTOR pathways.
- Kick-up your fats and restrict your
carbohydrates to stay off the insulin growth factor
in some intermittent fasting.
hours everyday, 16 to 18 hours twice a week, 3 days a month of
towards to water fasting.
you feel hungry, drink water. If after 15 minutes, you are still
hungry, have a teaspon of coconut oil. After 15 minutes again, have
a little bit of protein. If you are still hungry after that, eat a
piece of fruit.
- Hunger is more psychological than
[47:30] Tips for people who are recovering from
- Understand why did we get here.
can’t completely heal and stay healed in the soil in which we got
about The Terrain Ten, Dr. Winters’s cancer program for achieving
- See a
prostate specialist to have a look for infectious
some basic good laboratory assessment.
of thumb specific for prostate cancer only:
poultry skin and dairy.
you want dairy, take occasional heavy sour cream.
- Quality is key. We don’t want extras because
extras are all cancer drivers.
red meat especially if you have the ACSL1.
- Monitor both free and total PSA and
BIOCEPT prostate profile
and circulating tumor cell count enumeration.
[52:36] Fasting, Keto and Skin Cancer: Myths and
of us could benefit from a lower carbohydrate diet and higher plant
drives the viral process.
- Melanoma is not a skin cancer. It is a systemic
- It is
one of the cancers that the Gerson Diet does a pretty good job
carb diet to vegetarian diet
soap to pits and parts. Do not damage the absorption process of
- Get a
good bath every two weeks.
tags are blood sugars. If you see skin tags, you are looking at
[60:00] Test. Assess. Address.
Nasha encourages everyone to run at least annually a complete
metabolic panel (CMP), complete blood count (CBC),
neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), and Lactic Acid Dehydrogenase
- Awareness is the first step.
sure you vitamin D levels are above 50, if you are not dealing with
a chronic illness.
though an LDH test is useful in diagnosing tissue damage, other
tests are usually necessary to pinpoint the location of the damage.
One such test is called the LDH isoenzymes test. LDH isoenzymes are
five kinds of the LDH enzyme that are found in specific
concentrations in different organs and tissues.
[68:00] What is The BRCA gene?
name “BRCA” is an abbreviation for “BReast CAncer gene.” BRCA1 and
BRCA2 are two different genes that have been found to impact a
person’s chances of developing breast cancer.
a BRCA gene is mutated, it may no longer be effective at repairing
broken DNA and helping to prevent breast cancer. Because of this,
people with a BRCA gene mutation are more likely to develop breast
cancer, and more likely to develop cancer at a younger age. The
carrier of the mutated gene can also pass a gene mutation down to
his or her offspring.
AND MUCH MORE!
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