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The Health Explorers: Radio Show Archives

Preventing Breast Cancer - Our guest Frank Weiwel, founder of the grassroots cancer education organization People Against Cancer, discusses the ways in which women can protect themselves from breast cancer through dietary and lifestyle changes.

A Healthy Vegetarian Diet - Dr. Michael Klaper, author of several books on healthy vegetarian diet, dispels myths about vegetarianism and shares with us why a vegetarian diet is in fact a powerful way to avoid health problems such as heart disease and bone loss.

Cancer nutrition - An interview with Dr. Patrick Quillan, P.H.D,author of "Beating Cancer with Nutrition", on the importance of nutritional support to preventing and healing cancer.

Dr. Robert Nagourney and a way to test your own cancer cells to see what will be the most effective treatment for your own particular type of cancer
Dr. Nagourney discusses his revolutionary approach to determining what type of chemotherapy or other therapy would be most appropriate for a patient's cancer. Called an Ex-Vivo Apoptic laboratory assay, this test is conducted in test tubes on your own cancer cells.

In this test, your tumor is subjected to 60+ different drugs to see which, if any, cause the cancer cells to die - the idea being that ordinary cancer cells actually live forever and this immortality, rather than the fast growth of the cancer cells, is the reason cancer is so deadly.

By testing for cell death in the laboratory Dr. Nagourney is able to see which drug works on your specific cells, so that you have a kind of designer chemo approach to treatment. Interesting stuff, even for me who hates chemo after seeing its affect on my family, and he is getting very interesting results. For more info see Rational Therapeutics

Story of a survivor of pancreatic cancer
Interview with an 11 year survivor of pancreatic cancer who was so far advanced she was told she had 3 weeks to live and underwent no conventional therapy. As a last alternative she tried the Gerson diet and therapy - and she's still here to tell her story. For more information on pancreatic cancer, go to our Pancreatic Cancer home page.

Back Pain - we explored four different ways of trying to overcome back pain on this show:

Magnet Therapy - learn how strapping magnets on your back might help with your pain. Sounds goofy I know, but has really worked for me.

Feldenkrais Movement Therapy - it may be hard to pronounce, but Feldenkreis movement therapy attempts to reteach your body how to move efficiently. It is very interesting stuff - and certainly 180 degrees away from the ordinary work hardening program. You move nice and slow with little exertion - what's not to like.

Pilates - Joseph Pilates invented this modern yogic technique - and once you've seen pictures of what this man's body was like in his 70's you will want to sign up. The big rage recently with movers and shakers, this very different form of exercise has been the mainstay of ballet and theatre types for years. Find a good teacher - the equipment is very different and the movements exacting.

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