Oct 07, 2011
How exciting!!! I am invited to give a conference to breast cancer survivors this weekend in Morristown, NJ. I will presenting my book Super Body, Super Brain and will sign books after. This is my fourth conference to Breast Cancer survivors and everytime I speak to them i feel so inspired and touched. I have a personal story with Breast Cancer .My Godfather Dr Sanchez he is one of the top Pathologists in the country treating women with breast cancer. We have had tons of conversations about the condition and the implications for the patient’s well being. What if we could develop a highly individualized fitness program for Breast cancer patients?
So I have been working really hard in developing an individualized Super Body, Super Brain fitness program for Breast Cancer Patients. I am almost done and I will present it to Englewood Hospital for a really soon take off. 7 Months ago my program got awarded a prestigious grant for Parkinson Disease and now i want to reach patients with Breast Cancer. That is why my conference tomorrow is so exciting and with a lot of announcements.
PUBMED EXPLAINS BREAST CANCER
Breast cancer is one of the most feared common cancer among American women. The chance of developing breast cancer at some time in a woman’s life is beyond the staggering number of 10%.
The American Cancer Society’s most recent estimates for breast cancer in the United States are for 2011:
About 230,480 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women.
About 57,650 new cases of carcinoma in situ (CIS) will be diagnosed (CIS is non-invasive and is the earliest form of breast cancer).
About 39,520 women will die from breast cancer to see more data click here CANCER.ORG
BREAST CANCER AND EXERCISE. STRONG REASONS TO START YOUR PROGRAM TODAY
EFFECTS OF EXERCISE ON CANCER TREATMENT
-Muscle Fiber plasticity
-Strength training and muscle fiber activations
-Increased functional capacity
-Increased postmasectomy mobility and Range of Motion
-Reduction of Body Fat
-Increased Lean muscle mass
-Reduced loss of bone density
-Improved mood- self esteem and control
In short exercise can be beneficial before, during and alter a diagnose of breast cancer
Interview with the Top Expert studying Exercise and the Immune System Prof. Bente Klarlund Pedersen, MD DMSc
Director of The Centre for Inflammation and Metabolism
4. In a March 2006 Newsweek article “Exercise and the Brain,” it was stated
That “Every time a bicep or quad contracts and releases, it sends out
Chemicals, including a protein called IGF-1 that travels through the
Bloodstream, across the blood-brain barrier and into the brain itself.
There, IGF-1 takes on the role of foreman in the body's neurotransmitter
factory. It issues orders to ramp up production of several chemicals,
including one called brain-derived neurotrophic factor, or BDNF.”
Can you explain what this means in terms of basic sciences and in helping
me understand your research better so I can share it in my book?
BK: The best-characterized myokine is IL-6, which is released into the blood during exercise. Plasma- levels of IL-6 may increase up to 100 fold. IL-6 Influence fat oxidation and has anti-inflammatory effects
5. Your team says, “Myokines may be involved in mediating the health Beneficial effects of exercise and play important roles in the protection Against diseases associated with low-grade inflammation, insulin resistance, hyperlipidemia such as cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes, and cancer.” Can we really use muscle movement to strengthen our Immune system?
BK: We can use muscle movements to fight against chronic diseases such as those Named above. These disorders are characterized by low grade Inflammation, which has negative effects on the immune system. Exercise also has direct anti-inflammatory effects and thereby protect us against a number of chronic diseases.
to visit the National Breast Cancer click here
This is my previous conference at Tennis for life a phenomenal group that encourages breast cancer patients to play tennis.