Epigenetics and Cancer

Given by Chris Astill-Smith D.O., Diplomate I.C.A.K.

  • Body constitution type predisposing to malignancy.
  • Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNIP’s) and which ones relate specifically to cancer.
  • Defects in the methylation pathways leading to insufficient synthesis of S. Adenosylmethionine (SAM).
  • Toxins that are known carcinogens.
  • Inhibition of the conversion of Pyruvic acid to Acetyl CoA The effect of the accumulation of intracellular D. Lactic acid. Hypoxia within cancer cells.
  • The role of Melatonin in malignancy prevention and why cancer patients have sleep disorders.
  • Why progesterone stimulates natural killer cells within the immune system. The role of Vitamin D in the immune system and its activation of progesterone through the skin.
  • An explanation of tumour growth markers and how to functionally test for these. Diets that maybe useful for cancer patients. Detrimental factors for cancer patients to avoid within their environment. The neurochemical effects of subconscious and conscious negative emotions within cancer patients.
  • Seminar Handouts

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