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Mon Jun 11, 2012, 04:15 PM

Thom Hartmann: Conversations w/Great Minds - Dr. Mitchell Gaynor - Protect Yourself Against Cancer 1



Dr. Mitchell Gaynor, Founder & President-Gaynor Integrative Oncology joins Thom Hartmann. A new report out says that Global Cancer Rates will increase 75 Percent By 2030. How does your diet affect your risk of developing cancer - and what are some of the most effective ways to protect yourself from the disease? Dr. Gaynor is Founder and President of Gaynor Integrative Oncology - and Clinical Assistant, Professor of Medicine at Weill Medical College - affiliated with Cornell University and New York Hospital, former Medical Director and Director of Medical Oncology at the Weill-Cornell Medical Center for Complementary and Integrative Medicine, has been listed consecutively in The Best Doctors in New York since 1997, has served on the Board of Advisors for Healthy Living Magazine, and board certified in medical oncology, hematology and internal medicine and is the author of four best selling books, including "Nurture Nature Nurture Health: Your Health and The Environment."

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Response to thomhartmann (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 04:23 PM

1. Gaynor is a quack who shouldn't be given the time of day.

He promote "therapies" which are fundamentally anti-scientific, such as claims that meditation prevents cancer, "miracle cures" by prayer, "energy healing," etcetera.

His advice is about as scientifically sound as someone who tells you that if you get cancer you must have offended God, so repent and he'll cure you.

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Response to TheWraith (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 05:20 PM

4. Dr, Gaynor talks has very sound advice, and is well respected within

 

the medical community. Funny, in this video, I didn't hear him talk about God, but about the importance of diet/nutrition.

Did you watch/listen to the video?

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Response to crunch60 (Reply #4)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 07:48 PM

6. Maybe not in THIS video.

"Everything somebody can do as far as meditation, prayer, yoga, exercise -- all those help prevent the recurrence of cancer," said Dr. Mitchell Gaynor of Gaynor Integrative Oncology


I'd like to see a double blind study proving that prayer can help prevent the recurrence of cancer.

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Response to AtheistCrusader (Reply #6)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 08:17 PM

8. not prayer, but meditation is definitely scientifically proven to reduce disease, and recurrence

of disease. Any type of stress reduction boosts the immune system. They are teaching meditation in pretty much every hospital now. UCLA medical center has an entire department, and kaiser permanent teaches it through it's health education center. i can't do it, but it IS scientifically proven to
work.

Everything on your list, except for prayer, actually works. and prayer probably does for people who believe in it, in the same way, by boosting their immune systems.

yes there is a connection between what you think and disease....

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Response to robinlynne (Reply #8)

Tue Jun 12, 2012, 11:20 AM

12. I'll take a study, any study, that shows meditation reduces the recurrence of cancer.

It need only be double-blind, and specifically about cancer, and I will accept it.

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Response to AtheistCrusader (Reply #12)

Tue Jun 12, 2012, 01:06 PM

13. I'm sure there is one. I don't know of anything specifically about cancer. The fight or flight

mechanism in our bodies wreaks havoc with our immune system, in all ways. mediation is one of the only ways to stop the fight or flight response in most epople. Again, I can't do it (meditate) but there are studies all over the place, and it is being used in hospitals because it works. google the UCLA medical center "mindfulness' Center, or meditation center. It is there for patients and for doctors. including those with cancer.

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Response to AtheistCrusader (Reply #6)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 09:48 PM

9. Leave out God and prayer if your an atheist. Don't discredit Dr. Gaynor

 

based on your beliefs. The scientific evidence that healthy diet/nutrition and exercise can help keep us healthy, is well established. Really, just common sense.

If prayer helps some people with strong Christan beliefs, so be it.
Extremism either way, is dangerous.

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Response to crunch60 (Reply #9)

Tue Jun 12, 2012, 11:18 AM

11. This is a medical issue, not a theological issue.

Yes, I happen to be an atheist.

All you need do to convince me prayer works, is to show me a double blind study that proves it.
It's been attempted. To my knowledge, no one has been able to do it.

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Response to thomhartmann (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 04:59 PM

2. "protect yourself against cancer"?

...through prayer???

I guess my wife got breast cancer because she didn't pray hard enough...


...sounds like bullshit to me...

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Response to truebrit71 (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 07:12 PM

5. Who said anything about prayer?

He talked about genes and nutrition.

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Response to Merlot (Reply #5)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 07:48 PM

7. Yeah, today.

"Everything somebody can do as far as meditation, prayer, yoga, exercise -- all those help prevent the recurrence of cancer," said Dr. Mitchell Gaynor of Gaynor Integrative Oncology

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Response to AtheistCrusader (Reply #7)

Tue Jun 12, 2012, 12:07 AM

10. That was possibly 1 sentence in a 12 minute interview where he spoke about food and genetics

I didn't even hear him say it, it was not the main statement of his thesis.

If he had gone down the prayer path in this, it would have been over for me.

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Response to thomhartmann (Original post)

Mon Jun 11, 2012, 05:12 PM

3. Dr. Gaynor is a highly trained medical oncologist who knows the importance of

 

diet/nutrition and other Integrative therapies to prevent disease. He combines his scientific knowledge with other healing modalities "let food be thy medicine", and the power we have over our bodies by adapting healthy living choices.

Thanks for posting this video.

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