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Month: May 2018

Patient Improvement on Nutrition!

This is a testimonial from SueAnn H. who provided this great letter to me on May 22, 2012.

When asked what she was like before she came to see us she states: “I was very depressed and wanted to sleep most of the time.  I was having problems with high blood pressure even after church which is supposed to be relaxing.  I am over weight which doesn’t help with any of these issues.”

“I started with the nutrition program on a Monday and went to see my general practioner on Friday for blood work.  I knew it wouldn’t be good.  The doctor told me when the test were back  in 2 weeks I would be put on another blood pressure medicine.”

“Just after a week on the nutrition program I had more energy and was up doing things around the house without a struggle.  I was also less depressed.  I continue to feel better, but the bonus was the following friday, when I got my Recheck at the G.P., I had lost 8 pounds and my blood pressure were so nice I didn’t need the extra medicine.”

It is so nice to see these amazing results that we are getting.  It is so simple.  So many people can be helped by what we are doing with our Designed Clinical Nutrition.  Call us at 520-290-8892 to attend our Nutrition Workshop.

Dr. Richard Aragon DC

High Protein diets may reduce Cancer and Tumor Risks!

This study was done in Philadelphia, PA.

Eating a low carbohydrate, high protein diet may reduce the risk of cancer and slow the growth of tumors already present, according to a study published in Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

The study was conducted in mice, but the scientist involved agree that the strong biological findings are definitive enough that an effect in humans can be considered.

“This shows that something as simple as a change in diet can have an impact on cancer risk,” said lead researcher Gerald Krystal, Ph.D., a distinguished scientist at the British Columbia Cancer Research Centre.  Cancer Research editor-in-chief George Prendergast, Ph.D., CEO of the Lankenau Institute for Medical Research, agree.  “Many cancer patients are interested in making changes in areas that they can control, and this study definitely lends credence to the idea that a change in diet can be beneficial,” said Prendergast, who was not involved with the study.

Krystal and his colleagues implanted various strains of mice with human tumor cells or with mouse tumor cells and assigned them to one of two diets.  The first diet, a typical Western diet, contained about 55 percent carbohydrate, 23 percent protein and 22 percent fat.  The second, which is somewhat like a South Beach diet but higher in protein, contained 15 percent carbohydrate, 58 percent protein and 26 percent fat.  They found that the tumor cells grew consistently slower on the second diet.

As well, mice genetically predisposed to breast cancer were put on these two diets and almost half of them on the Western diet developed breast cancer within their first year of life while none on the low-carbohydrate, high-protein diet did.  Interestingly, only one on the Western diet reached a normal life span (approximately 2 years), with 70 percent of them dying from cancer while only 30 percent of those on the low carbohydrate diet developed cancer and more than half these mice reached or exceeded their normal life span.

Krystal and colleagues also tested the effect of an MTOR inhibitor, which inhibits cell growth, and a COX-2 inhibitor, which reduces inflammation, on tumor development, and found these agents had an additive effect in the mice fed the low carbohydrate, high protein diet.

When asked to speculate on the biological mechanism, Krystal said that tumor cells, unlike normal cells, need significantly more Glucose to grow and thrive.  Restricting carbohydrate intake can significantly limit blood glucose and insulin, a hormone that has been shown in many independent studies to promote tumor growth in both humans and mice.

Furthermore, a low carbohydrate, high protein diet has the potential to both boost the ability of the immune system to kill cancer cells and prevent obesity, which leads to chronic inflammation and cancer.

Dr. Richard Aragon DC

Whole Food Supplements

Many of today’s foods have been stripped of their nutritional value.  Whole food multivitamins can supply these nutrients and form the foundation of your diet.  We use a company called Standard Process which uses whole food supplements which allows us to help people who have a diagnosis, are taking medication or has a disease.

Research now suggests that single vitamins, taken out of the food complex, may not be as effective in promoting health as eating the whole food.  Each whole food ingredient offers its nutrients, plus synergistic cofactors, to provide you with the strongest, natural, and most well-balanced nutritional supplement..  In a nut-shell, this means that taking the synthetically made vitamins at the stores just don’t cut-it.  The body can assimilate the whole food supplement more easily that the single vitamin.

Dr. Richard Aragon DC

Addicted to Sugar?

In my nutrition practice I see many people who have a hard time getting off sugar.  Sugar can suppress the immune system, sugar can cause tooth decay, sugar can decrease in insulin sensitivity, it can contribute to osteoporosis, can weaken eyesight, can cause copper deficiency, can cause hyperactivity, can cause anxiety, difficulty concentration, sugar can upset the mineral relationships in the body, sugar can decrease growth hormones, sugar can interfere with the absorption of protein, can cause food allergies, sugar can contribute to diabetes, sugar can cause atherosclerosis, sugar lowers the enzymes ability to function, sugar can damage the pancreas, it is the #1 enemy of bowel movement, sugar can cause depression, sugar can lead to the formation of kidney stones, sugar feeds cancer, sugar can increase the amount of food that you eat and if you haven’t guessed;


There are many other things sugar does, to many to write.  Get off refined sugar.  You will be better off.

Dr. Richard Aragon DC

Do I have to stay on a Designed Clinical Nutrition regimen forever?

Through the course of your program additional layers will show up.  For example, if you have a long term health problem, you may find that your body may (or may not) want to address this first.  Your body will dictate its priority each time you are tested.  When its priority problem is handled with correct nutrients, your next test may reveal another major issue (which may have been long hidden and unhandled).

As this happens, I will adjust your program.  our goal is to have you on as few supplements as possible.

Good dietary habits will always be encouraged.  if you continue poor habits, this will perpetuate ill health and inhibit your body’s natural ability to heal itself.

As you feel better and your health improves, you will likely find yourself wanting to maintain a well balanced and healthy diet as your normal routine.

Dr. Richard Aragon DC

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