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Pensacola Business Radio: Cancer Treatment Centers of America- Diet to Fight Cancer

A Diet to Fight Cancer

America’s third president knew something about vegetables that science confirms more than 200 years later. Jefferson’s example of using meat as a decoration for vegetables could fight cancer, as well as, make a beautiful dinner table. The nutrients in plant-based food give the body a defense that may help prevent certain cancers.


Let’s take a closer look at a few of the most effective cancer fighting foods

Folate-Rich Foods
Nutrition labels show how much folate a product contains, and you need to know where you can find about 400 micrograms every day. A control group of male smokers reduced the risk of pancreatic cancer in half by eating folate-rich food. You can find folate here:
• orange juice
• cereal
• bread
• pasta
• spinach or romaine salad
• dried beans or peas
• peanuts
• asparagus
• Brussels sprouts

Vitamin D
Teeth and bones need vitamin D for strength, but researchers find that it can curtail the growth of lung and breast cancer cells as well. Scientists consider the intake of 400 international units (IU) as too low, replacing it with a requirement of 1000 units for both sexes. You can find vitamin D here:
• milk
• cod
• shrimp
• Chinook salmon
• eggs
• up to 5,000 IU from 10 minutes in the sun

A refreshing cup of tea can do much more than providing a relaxing interlude. Kaempferol, an antioxidant flavonoid, affects cancer as well. A study of 66,000 women showed protection against ovarian cancer for those who drank four cups of tea per day. Another study showed that flavonoid consumption lowered the risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women by 46 percent. You can find flavonoids here:
• iced tea
• hot tea

Cruciferous Vegetables
Plants in the cabbage family have a lot in common: a distinctive aroma, rich flavor and the ability to defend against cancer. Their crispness invites you to munch on them and release cancer-killing substances. Recent studies show promising results against colon and prostate cancer. You can find the properties in these:
• kale
• turnip greens
• cabbage
• cauliflower
• broccoli
• Brussels sprouts
• stir-fry

Protective effects of curcumin may combat gastrointestinal and bladder cancers by fighting inflammation, a common factor among cancers. Recent studies show that the spice can interrupt the cell-signaling pathways and help deter invasion by cancerous cells. Curcumin constitutes up to 6 percent of turmeric, a spice that has a pungent flavor and scents of ginger or orange. You can sprinkle a little turmeric powder to taste on these:
• roasted vegetables and chicken
• rice
• scrambled eggs or frittatas
• greens
• soups
• smoothies

A spice that can quell nausea, ginger may help fight cancer as well. Researchers find that it seems to kill cancer cells in two ways, but the spice’s promise needs proof in animal and human trials. Focusing on its effect on ovarian cancer, researchers hope that women do not develop a resistance to it as many do to chemotherapy drugs. You can sip ginger ale or use the spice on these dishes:
• soups
• zesty sauces
• marinades
• fish
• stir-fry
• baking


Understanding the Cancer Treatment Center Difference

With a philosophy that regards each cancer as a unique condition, the five Cancer Treatment Centers of America commit to providing truly personalized care. Our cancer experts devote their full attention to treating cancer and nothing else, focusing on every aspect of the disease, including prevention. We use a collaborative approach to treating the complexities of cancer, incorporating the latest innovative options, state-of-the-art technologies, and our patients diet.

By incorporating conventional surgery, chemotherapy and immunotherapy with evidence-based therapies, including diet based prevention, we offer patients aggressive treatment regimens and support for cancer-related side effects. Our dedication to treating cancer shows in the quality of our services and the commitment of our dedicated experts.


Pensacola Business Radio: Spotlight Episode-FRED LEVIN

Fred Levin gifts $550,000 to UWF to establish new institute
Pensacola, Fla. – April 17, 2017 Attorney and community advocate Fred Levin is investing $550,000 in the University of West Florida to establish the Reubin O’D. Askew Institute for Multidisciplinary Studies. The gift will also help the University purchase land to house the Institute.
The Institute will substantially further UWF’s leadership in STEAM initiatives – combined applications of science, technology, engineering, art and math. Activities within the Institute will include increased visibility of potential STEAM initiatives, partnerships with area schools and businesses, internships and research opportunities.
“This gift can be a game-changer for UWF,” said UWF President Martha Saunders. “It allows us to build on the existing strengths of the University to create one-of-a-kind approaches to teaching and learning. I am grateful for the trust Mr. Levin has placed in us.”
In addition, the Institute has the flexibility of supporting numerous opportunities for integrating humanities and social science disciplines toward solving community problems. It will draw on existing strengths of the University to inspire relevant research.
Reubin O’D. Askew was an American politician who served as the 37th governor of the state of Florida from 1971 to 1979. In 1974, he became the first governor in Florida history to be elected to a second consecutive four-year term. During his two terms as governor, Askew was primarily involved in tax reform, especially in the increase of homestead exemption and passage of the “Sunshine Amendment,” which called for full financial disclosure by public officials and candidates. In 1955, David Levin, Fred’s deceased older brother, and Askew founded the law firm of Levin & Askew. In 1961, Fred Levin joined the firm.
“Governor Askew, besides being a friend and a law partner, was one of those rare persons who lived the principles he spoke,” said Levin. “He would not abide a curse word on a tennis court, nor would he abide a false statement in a court of law. As Governor, his only guideline was to ask whether it was good for the people of Florida. If it was not the right thing to do, he would not do it, regardless the political fallout. There is a reason why he was the first Governor in modern Florida history to be re-elected for a second term. Hopefully, the students and faculty who come to know Governor Askew will be inspired to do good for its own sake, and to serve the people with the humility and dedication that he practiced.”
More than 20 years ago, Levin gifted an endowed professorship at UWF in honor of his father, Abe Levin, which is now worth more than $400,000. With the establishment of the Institute, this professorship will be directly associated with the Institute and will be dedicated to arranging visiting scientists, writers and creatives to enhance intellectual capital. The endowed professorship, his recent gift of $100,000 to support UWF Football and the $550,000 contribution to establish the Askew Institute total more than $1 million in giving.
Levin is one of the most successful trial attorneys in the country. He has received more than 25 jury verdicts in excess of $1 million, six of which were in excess of $10 million. He is best known for rewriting Florida’s Medicaid Third-Party Recovery Act to allow the state of Florida to recover billions of dollars from the tobacco industry for smoking-related illnesses. He is a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates, an organization limited to 100 members throughout the country, and he has been listed in every edition of the publication, “Best Lawyers in America.”
Among his accomplishments, Levin was named The Trial Lawyer of the Year by the National Trial Lawyers for 2015. He was also inducted into the Trial Lawyers Hall of Fame in 2009, which is located at Temple Law School in Philadelphia. Other honors include receiving the Perry Nichols Award in 1994, which is the highest honor bestowed by the Florida Justice Association and is given in recognition for a person’s lifetime achievements in the pursuit of justice.
Levin’s tremendous professional success has enabled him to donate generously in support of higher education. In 1999, he donated $10 million to the University of Florida for the renaming of the Fredric G. Levin College of Law.
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