William Li : Can We Eat to Starve Cancer -- Angiogenesis --

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    Great TED lecture: Can We Eat to Starve Cancer

    By William Li

    William Li heads the Angiogenesis Foundation, a nonprofit that is re-conceptualizing global disease fighting.



    How is Angiogenesis Important for Health? Angiogenesis, the growth of new capillary blood vessels in the body, is an important natural process in the body used for healing and reproduction. The body controls angiogenesis by producing a precise balance of growth and inhibitory factors in healthy tissues.
    When this balance is disturbed, the result is either too much or too little angiogenesis. Abnormal blood vessel growth, either excessive or insufficient, is now recognized as a “common denominator” underlying many deadly and debilitating conditions, including cancer, skin diseases, age-related blindness, diabetic ulcers, cardiovascular disease, stroke, and many others. The list of diseases that have angiogenesis as an underlying mechanism grows longer every year.
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    According to Angiogenesis Foundation’s research, men who ate cooked tomatoes a few times a week were 30% to 50% less likely to develop devastating and humiliating prostate cancer. But the biggest surprise was the discovery of potent cancer killing mechanisms found in two foods that are joining the big four:
    • Dark Chocolate
    • Red Wine
    Both dark chocolate and red wine showed undisputed ability to starve tumors to death by choking off their blood supplies. Along with parsley and virtually all types of berries, the above mentioned six anti-angiogenesis foods proved to be “as effective or more potent in battling cancer” through anti-angiogenesis as approved drugs.
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    Dietary sources of naturally-occurring anti-angiogenic substances:

    Fruits:
    Strawberries
    Blackberries
    Raspberries
    Blueberries
    Apples
    Pineapple
    Cherries
    Red grapes
    Lemons
    Oranges
    Grapefruit
    Spices:
    Lavender
    Parsley
    Garlic
    Ginseng
    Nutmeg
    Licorice
    Turmeric
    Drink:
    Red wine
    Green tea

    Vegetable:
    Pumpkin
    Artichoke
    Kale
    Bok choy
    Tomato
    Maitake mushroom
    Soy beans

    Others:
    Dark chocolate
    Sea cucumber
    Tuna
    Olive oil
    Grape seed oil

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