“For decades, researcher Mina Bissell pursued a revolutionary idea — that a cancer cell doesn’t automatically become a tumor, but rather, depends on surrounding cells (its microenvironment) for cues on how to develop. She shares the two key experiments that proved the prevailing wisdom about cancer growth was wrong.”
To me, this TED talk by Mina Bissell is the intersecting point between holistic medicine and traditional.
The Incurables is a tv series on Veria Network that presents case studies of people who have followed traditional medicine and discovered they need alternative methods to healing; that is, a way in which to relieve the toxic burden in the body with natural remedies, among other things. I like the program because it shows the extremes that people go through in diagnosing their illness and what a large impact holistic health has on recovery.
Under the Sun is a program that explores organic gardens around the world, and how going organic has solved many problems, including the ultimate tendency for pests to become immune to chemicals. It teaches how holistic methods keep water supplies healthy and provide crops that are chemically free for the body.
When writer Florence Williams was nursing her second child, she read a research study about toxins found in human breast milk. She decided to test her own breast milk and shipped a sample to a lab in Germany.
What came back surprised her.
Trace amounts of pesticides, dioxin and a jet fuel ingredient — as well as high to average levels of flame retardants — were all found in her breast milk. How could something like this happen?
“It turns out that our breasts are almost like sponges, the way they can soak up some of these chemicals, especially the ones that are fat-loving — the ones [that] tend to accumulate in fat tissue,” Williams tells Fresh Air‘s Terry Gross.
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