Dietary supplements affecting blood clotting

Diana ArteneHealthy Eating

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In the global uncertainty Coronavirus has abruptly threw us all in, many people are taking all sorts of dietary supplements and herbal remedies in the hope they will increase their immunity. But official reports published by clinicians fighting Covid-19 state that disordered blood clotting is present in most infected patients severely affected. (1) In the case of Coronavirus infection, we … Read More

Coronavirus – batshit crazy spring rolled Devil’s baby

Diana ArteneAll, Healthy Eating

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The story of the virus with a beer name (Coronavirus, so: Have it with lime!) began at a market. On December 30, 2019, in a small fish and meat market where 1500 worked, in a crowded Chinese city with 11 million inhabitants, some workers got sick. And because they felt quite sick, each decided to go see a doctor in … Read More

Vitamin D supplements – between hype and physiology

Diana ArteneHealthy Eating, Oncology Nutrition

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Vitamin D supplements are more and more popular nowadays, this vitamin being promoted to do anything from preventing cancer or osteoporosis to French fries. The image of a universal panacea is increasingly promoted by both health workers and patients contributes to the fact that in 2019 the sale of vitamin D supplements registered a profit of $ 1.1 billion, players … Read More

Cholesterol lowering, between laziness & superficiality

Diana ArteneHealthy Eating

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Cardiovascular disease prevention by statins alone works as efficiently as the lovely story: “There was an important job to be done and Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it. Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it. And it all ended up with Everybody blaming Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody could have done.”

Alkaline water and cancer

Diana ArteneOncology Nutrition

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Many people a little more attentive towards healthy eating started to drink alkaline water or to buy water alkalizing devices in the attempt to replace the sinful acidosis with alkalosis.  Sadly, by drinking alkaline water you can become more alkaline pretty fast – studies performed by the producers encouragingly indicating that only two weeks of drinking this wonder water can increase … Read More

Is meat carcinogenic?

Diana ArteneHealthy Eating, Oncology Nutrition

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In articles dedicated to analysing the validity of the link between “animal protein” and cancer, I explained why this association is deeply shallow. You can read the first part, explaining the difference between animal protein and plant protein, here, and the second part, explaining that dairy is not carcinogenic, here. Basically, while saying “the animal protein is a carcinogen”, you write on … Read More

Can breast cancer patients take statins?

Diana ArteneOncology Nutrition

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After breast surgery ± chemotherapy and radiotherapy, ER+ breast cancer patients start antiestrogenic treatment. Some of these patients – either as a side effect of the antiestrogenic treatment, or also because of the eating beahaviour and  sedentariness – develop hypercholesterolemia. And hypercholesterolemia can be treated with statins (cholesterol lowering medication). Among other side effects reported by patients during antiestrogenic treatment, … Read More

What does it mean to be cured of cancer?

Diana ArteneOncology Nutrition

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In the virtual space, various pseudo-oncological cancer therapies are promoted on the basis of examples such as “I know X or Y who followed intermittent fasting, or a ketogenic diet, or who has eliminated the animal protein altogether, or who used alkaline water, who took this mushrooms or that miracle powder and cancer has vanished”. Although the word „cancer“ covers … Read More

Vitamin C for cancer patients?

Diana ArteneOncology Nutrition

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Although we have insufficient scientific arguments to sustain the fact that vitamin C administration improve cancer patients’ survival (Jacobs et al., 2015) – the idea that free radicals (reactive oxygen species = ROS) cause cancer is as popular as the idea that antioxidants are beneficial for cancer patients. But the intracytoplasmic ROS level determines whether the cell progresses in the cell replication … Read More

Don’t worry = No sugar?

Diana ArteneHealthy Eating, Nutrition for Weight Loss

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In consensus with the industries that produce chronic dieters, the 2013 analysis done by Shankar argues that we don’t have sufficient evidence either to recommend nor to not recommend artificial sweeteners (1). Some research shows that the use of artificial sweeteners is associated with a modest weight loss (2). Other research shows that the use of artificial sweeteners is associated with … Read More

2 weight gain mechanisms during breast cancer chemotherapy

Diana ArteneOncology Nutrition

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Statistically speaking, patients who maintain their weight during breast cancer treatment have the best prognostic. Most of the weight gain happens during chemotherapy when many breast cancer patients either eat too little because of the decreased appetite or too much in an attempt to cope with the treatment. There are 2 main mechanisms behind this weight: decreased metabolism and decreased … Read More