Participants: Ron Giannoni (Host), Kathrine Mauller
Series Code: NSN
Program Code: NSN000182A
01:12 Hi, friends, and welcome
01:13 to another edition of NEWSTART Now.
01:16 I'm your host, Ron Giannoni.
01:18 In our studios with me today
01:20 I have Kath Mauller from Missouri.
01:24 Now this is unusual interview,
01:26 I want you to pay close attention
01:28 especially for you cancer patients.
01:33 Let's break away when she first came.
01:38 I am currently dealing with cancer, possibly.
01:43 I was diagnosed with breast cancer
01:46 in October of 2015,
01:50 had the tumor removed,
01:51 had a double mastectomy in December,
01:55 started chemo in January.
01:59 I did eight weeks of chemo,
02:02 and decided that was not for me,
02:06 and at that point I knew
02:07 that the chemo was making me sicker
02:11 rather than making me better.
02:14 So I decided to quit the chemo.
02:19 The reason why I may be still dealing with cancer
02:21 is they found cancer in my lymph nodes
02:24 and one cancer cells broke through that lymph node cell
02:30 and so, you know,
02:33 it could be anywhere in the body
02:35 so we don't know if it's metastasized or not.
02:40 I know that you're going to...
02:41 NEWSTART is going to give me a jumpstart on exercise,
02:45 that's probably been one of my biggest downfalls
02:49 is getting started,
02:51 you know, the first step is the hardest.
02:55 So I know that by getting started
03:00 I'll go home and continue
03:02 because I already be in that mode.
03:08 Welcome back, friends. Kath, how are you?
03:11 I'm, well, thank you. Yes, you are.
03:14 You look well.
03:16 It's almost hard to believe
03:17 that you have any kind of ailments,
03:20 and I guess you really don't.
03:22 Tell us about a couple things.
03:25 During our first interview
03:26 you never told me about little lumps
03:29 you had here and there in your breast and chest area.
03:32 Tell us about that?
03:35 I had quit the chemo in March,
03:38 and I guess over the next couple of months
03:44 I had acquired some lumps in my breast,
03:49 and I started seeing a holistic doctor
03:52 and he put me on some Viscum Mali
03:56 which is a mistletoe from a European apple tree.
04:01 And so I do injections in my stomach.
04:04 He was concerned that they may be tumors.
04:07 I thought that it was just a muscle,
04:10 you know, that they had flattened down
04:12 into the breast.
04:15 But since I've been here doing the fever baths...
04:20 But when you got here, you still had lumps.
04:22 I still had the lumps when I got here.
04:25 And you've done the fever treatments...
04:26 I've done the fever treatments and continued my shots.
04:31 And on my right side
04:33 those lumps are completely gone,
04:35 and on the left side
04:38 there's maybe a quarter of the size left.
04:42 Tell us about fever treatments?
04:44 What exactly are the therapist doing to create
04:49 what we call fever treatment?
04:51 They have a tub,
04:53 and you enter the tub
04:56 of 110, 111 degree water
05:02 and you sit in the water
05:04 and they raise your temperature with that warm water.
05:09 And so it's very intensive.
05:13 What about the brain, doesn't it fry the brain?
05:16 They cover the head in a towel.
05:20 I knew that, I just wanted you to say...
05:22 For our viewers, you know, they...
05:24 Don't try this at home by the way.
05:25 No, do not.
05:27 Not unless you have a companion and trained.
05:30 I would not try this without training, for sure,
05:33 because it can be detrimental,
05:36 it's a very dangerous procedure to do on your own.
05:40 So now these fever treatments
05:41 were to build your immune system, correct?
05:46 They build
05:51 white blood cells.
05:54 And so, or they increase the white blood cells.
05:59 And it increase the fighter cells.
06:01 The fighter cells, the white blood cells.
06:02 The little guys that look out for the cancer cells.
06:05 That's right.
06:06 And they get the machine guns and actually kill them.
06:09 That's right.
06:11 Yes. Yes.
06:12 And so they keep you in the fever period.
06:17 Once you reach the fever,
06:19 they keep you there for about 15, 20 minutes,
06:23 I think one day I was in it for 25 minutes.
06:28 Did you get feeling little weird?
06:30 She pours icy cold water, ice cold water on my face,
06:36 and it just feels so good.
06:39 And over my head to keep the brain
06:42 from overheating
06:44 because you could damage the brain
06:46 if it gets overheated.
06:49 And then also she has a towel over my chest
06:53 to hold the heat in, while I'm in the tub.
06:58 And then just she takes my pulse and continues
07:02 to check my temperature.
07:04 And one day I reached 103.5
07:09 and this is the day I was there for 25 minutes.
07:12 And so,
07:14 she kept monitoring me pretty often,
07:19 more often than when I was at 102.7.
07:23 And so, anyway,
07:27 then once the time is over,
07:29 she starts cooling you down,
07:33 and in the end they hose you down
07:35 with cold water, and you're pretty much finished
07:38 and then you go back to your room.
07:40 And once they check your blood pressure
07:43 and your temperature again and make sure,
07:45 you know, your temperature is down
07:46 after you're cold.
07:48 And then I go back to my room
07:49 and I lay under the covers for an hour,
07:51 and continue to allow those white blood cells
07:55 to attack any cancer cells
07:58 or whatever it needs to attack that's foreign to the body.
08:01 Now, aside from the fever treatments,
08:06 you received many lectures I know,
08:09 there is about 50 of them,
08:11 and one that I get to do have fun doing them.
08:16 You learn things about alkalinity
08:19 and pH and such.
08:21 What would you advice
08:23 the folks watching that maybe have cancer
08:28 as far as keeping their alkalinity higher
08:31 their pH in balance or such.
08:36 Well, really they have a diet for everyone.
08:40 They really don't talk about
08:42 the alkalinity so...
08:46 But you know about that.
08:47 I know about the alkalinity because I had already started
08:51 that prior to coming to NEWSTART...
08:52 And we talked about the lemon drink.
08:54 But I found, yes.
08:57 I found out that everything on the salad bar is alkaline.
09:03 Everything that they feed us here is alkaline.
09:08 So we're getting the right amount of carbs,
09:11 we're getting the right amount of fat,
09:12 we're learning,
09:14 you know, how many carbs we're supposed to eat,
09:16 how many fats we're supposed to eat,
09:18 how many proteins,
09:20 and then you always eat a salad as big as your head.
09:24 So you want your, the majority of your diet
09:28 to be raw foods
09:30 that alkaline vegetables so...
09:36 Now what about the exercise for cancer?
09:40 They recommend lots of walking, lots of walking.
09:45 And they don't recommend really running
09:47 because that's harder on your bones and your joints.
09:52 You get more from walking than you do from running.
09:56 So, yeah, we walk, we go for digestive walks
10:01 so that your digestive system can digest the food
10:06 that you just ate.
10:08 So you were paying attention during these lectures.
10:12 Maybe a little bit.
10:14 Now, you didn't look like you needed to lose any weight,
10:17 but did you lose some weight while you're here?
10:19 I've lost 4.5 pounds since I've been here.
10:21 And how about inches?
10:24 Yes, she just showed me that today I lost 0.5
10:29 around my arms,
10:31 lost one around my waist,
10:35 1 inch, and 1.5 around my hips.
10:40 Was that necessary did you think?
10:43 I didn't really have to lose any weight,
10:46 but I really did want to lose five more pounds
10:49 is what I wanted to lose so I'm only shy of 0.5.
10:51 You wanted to get firm.
10:53 Okay, but you wanted to firm up a little bit because you're,
10:56 I could see the difference, you look stronger.
10:57 Well, I need to firm up.
11:00 Yes, we all do, don't we?
11:02 Yeah, I need to firm up. Especially at older age.
11:05 Well, it's been a delight having you here
11:07 and I just want to thank you
11:09 for your willingness to come here and share
11:12 because you're going to be seen all over the world.
11:15 Oh, my goodness. Oh, my goodness.
11:17 But don't let that bother you. Thank you so much.
11:20 Thanks, Ron. God bless.
11:22 And I'll be in touch with you. Okay.
11:23 Thank you.
11:25 Friends, don't go away
11:26 because Dr. Gallant will be right with us.
11:30 When we look at the health status
11:32 of Americans today,
11:33 it's alarming to see
11:35 that 60% are either overweight or obese.
11:43 In addition, diseases
11:44 such as type 2 diabetes, cancer, and heart disorders
11:48 are the leading cause of so many complications
11:50 and deaths every year.
11:56 Could it have something to do with what we eat?
11:59 After all, every one in four Americans visits
12:02 a fast food restaurant daily,
12:03 and with such easy access to quick-fix foods,
12:07 we tend to forget the poor health value
12:09 those foods actually offer.
12:12 Maybe it's the sedentary lifestyle
12:14 and lack of exercise
12:15 that we've become so accustomed to as a media-dependant world.
12:19 Whatever the cause of these diseases,
12:21 a solution has arrived.
12:25 The NEWSTART Lifestyle Center offers
12:28 an enriching program
12:29 where patients can get
12:30 a healing of mind, body, and soul.
12:33 Located in the outskirts of Sacramento,
12:35 the NEWSTART Center is situated
12:37 on the beautiful campus
12:38 of Weimar Center of Health and Education
12:41 with scenic walking and hiking trails all around.
12:45 With a "whole plant foods eaten whole" motto,
12:48 the NEWSTART Center promotes a healthy plant-based diet
12:51 with an emphasis on natural foods.
12:54 The NEWSTART staff
12:55 are made up of California Board Certified nurses,
12:58 doctors, dietitians, and therapists
13:01 who work together to assist each patient personally.
13:05 The staff are dedicated to each patient's success
13:07 in the program
13:09 and are always there to guide, advise, and encourage.
13:12 In addition to a healthy lifestyle,
13:14 NEWSTART also promotes a healthy exercise routine.
13:17 You're both in sequence, that's good, all right.
13:20 As part of the balance program,
13:22 there is much opportunity
13:23 to get in the fair share of physical activity
13:26 from utilizing our fitness center
13:28 to taking a stroll
13:29 around the peaceful grounds of Weimar.
13:32 It's amazing
13:33 what a new start can do for you.
13:36 Welcome back, friends. In our studio, Dr. Gallant.
13:39 Ron, good to see you my friend. Good to see you too.
13:42 You know, we're going to be talking about the C word.
13:46 And, you know, I know that a lot of people
13:49 are afraid of cancer.
13:51 Yes. As they should be.
13:54 Is there a cure?
13:55 Is there somewhere we can go and get radiation
14:00 and this that and at the end all of a sudden it's gone.
14:03 Well, you know what, I say two things to you.
14:06 The old English saying it says an ounce of prevention
14:10 is worth a pound of cure.
14:12 So glad you said that. I think that goes a long way.
14:16 But here's what I would say to you about cancer.
14:19 One in every three people get cancer.
14:24 And one in every six die from it.
14:28 Cancer is something that is growing and increasing.
14:33 And there's an article in Newsweek
14:35 from 1998 that says,
14:39 "What we know about cancer today," 1998,
14:43 "We could decrease the rate of cancer
14:45 if we would just change our lifestyle,
14:47 if we would be more on a plant-based diet."
14:50 Nineteen ninety eight. Nineteen ninety eight.
14:52 Cancer rates have not decreased in those last 18 years,
14:57 it continued to go up.
14:59 So we haven't implemented what we knew.
15:00 And they were looking at 4,500 research articles.
15:06 So I think there is a cure for cancer,
15:09 and I think it's by lifestyle,
15:12 I think if you have a large tumor,
15:14 you may need to debulk it,
15:16 but you can't treat cancer and continue to live your life
15:21 the way you did before you got cancer,
15:23 and hope that it's not going to come back.
15:25 How would you decrease the size of it?
15:28 I think you may have to do surgery,
15:29 that's what I mean by debulking.
15:31 If you've got a large enough tumor,
15:33 you may have to make it smaller,
15:36 but once you do that I believe by God's grace
15:38 there are some natural things
15:39 we can do to help boost your immunity
15:42 to prevent you from continuing to have cancer.
15:45 So what's the difference,
15:48 if you have a large tumor like this
15:51 and a small tumor like that?
15:54 It's a ratio type of thing.
15:57 Your immune system has a certain number of cells.
16:01 If you have a smaller space that you need to attack,
16:05 it's easier than if you have a larger space.
16:08 I got you.
16:09 And depending on the types of cancers,
16:11 cancers grow at different rates.
16:12 So some cancers may be growing more quickly than others.
16:15 If you disrupt that,
16:18 then that may give your immune system a chance
16:20 to catch up and do its job.
16:22 But you've got to put your body in the right condition for it
16:27 to be able to work with cancer and to overcome cancer.
16:32 Now would you say that what we do
16:35 at the NEWSTART program
16:37 is the best treatment
16:39 for people with cancer like Kath?
16:43 People ask me this all the time.
16:45 In fact, a few people
16:46 who I get their name from you ask me this.
16:50 Here's what I say,
16:52 we don't formally say
16:54 that we are a cancer treatment program,
16:57 but I will say this to people.
17:00 I believe with all my heart the things we are doing
17:04 puts your body in the best condition.
17:07 And if you put your body in the best condition,
17:09 your immune system is going to be optimized.
17:12 And that can help you to overcome cancer.
17:17 But you've got to do things differently
17:19 than you did before.
17:21 So you can't eat those pork ribs
17:23 and things like that?
17:27 Eighty percent of the cancers
17:28 that we see in this country today
17:31 can be prevented
17:33 by four simple lifestyle changes.
17:37 Okay, write this down, folks. Write this down.
17:40 Here they are. Here they are.
17:41 First one is a plant-based diet.
17:43 Plant-based, meaning anything that grows in the ground.
17:46 Correct. No animal products.
17:48 Right. Okay.
17:49 No animal products. No animal products.
17:51 Second one is no alcohol. No alcohol.
17:54 Not even a little glass of wine.
17:55 Not even a little bit.
17:56 Look at the Italians,
17:58 they drink wine and everything is fine.
17:59 I know. Not even a little bit.
18:01 The next one is no smoking. No smoking.
18:03 No smoking.
18:05 And the last one
18:07 which some people think to be too hard
18:10 is a normal body weight.
18:14 You mean, normal in what BMI and...
18:17 Normal for your size,
18:19 normal for your bone structure and your height.
18:23 And how would you determine that?
18:25 By bone structure and height.
18:27 How big your bones are what your frame is,
18:29 and how tall you are gives us a range of roughly
18:32 where you should be to be a normal body weight.
18:35 And I believe by God's grace, by changing your lifestyle,
18:38 by exercising, by doing things differently.
18:42 All of us, I repeat,
18:44 all of us can have a normal body weight.
18:48 And, you know, you've just given
18:49 a prescription for not only people
18:52 to avoid cancer, but most diseases.
18:55 That's right.
18:56 And, you know, our viewers need to hear that again, and again,
18:59 and again.
19:01 I think they do just about in every one of our programs
19:04 that if they're eating right, meaning plant-based,
19:08 whole foods eating whole, and eliminating animal product,
19:13 and cutting out the sugar in the pies,
19:16 and the ice cream, and all those kinds of things,
19:19 that will actually get healthier.
19:21 Yes. That's amazing to me.
19:23 It is.
19:25 Just it's contrary to everything
19:26 I was taught
19:28 because everybody needs milk, don't they?
19:31 You know that commercial. Yes.
19:34 Just irritates me and rings in my ears sometimes.
19:37 And the milk, what do you have to say about milk?
19:41 That's a whole another program,
19:44 but honestly milk suppresses our immunity.
19:49 Our immune system needs to be optimal.
19:52 We're talking about cow's milk. Talking about cow's milk.
19:55 But it applies to any other animal milk
19:58 because then people will say, "Oh, can I drink goat's milk?
20:01 Or can I drink something else?" Applies to any animal milk.
20:05 Give you a quick example, talking about cancer,
20:07 and we need to talk about Kath here,
20:09 but talking about cancer.
20:11 Women who have breast cancer have three times
20:15 more bovine leukemia virus
20:19 than women who don't have breast cancer.
20:21 Bovine leukemia virus causes leukemia in the cows
20:24 and is found in their meat, and their milk,
20:27 and it causes disease in the animals.
20:30 Now we're starting to see it
20:31 has an impact in the role of cancer
20:33 in human beings.
20:35 Ouch! I didn't mean to bring up.
20:37 No, no, no. But let's talk about Kath.
20:39 You know, Kath...
20:40 We only have about another minute.
20:42 So I got to do it quick. Kath had breast cancer.
20:46 Had to have bilateral mastectomies,
20:49 and after the surgery she noticed
20:51 that she had two lumps on each side of her chest.
20:56 She shared that with us. Yeah.
20:59 Today, she told me that on the right side
21:02 those lumps have gone,
21:04 and on the left side they're getting smaller
21:07 so what have we done to help Kath.
21:09 Well, what we have done is this.
21:11 We've placed her on a plant-based diet.
21:13 We've increased her exercise.
21:15 We've changed her lifestyle,
21:16 and we've done some fever treatments for her.
21:19 Fever treatments are brutal. They can be brutal.
21:24 And for our guests at home,
21:25 just so you understand what that means.
21:26 We put you in a hot bath and keep your head cool,
21:29 put a cool rag, and cool water on your head,
21:31 but we put you in a hot bath
21:33 and actually raise your body temperature
21:35 as if you have a fever.
21:38 And why do we get fevers when we get sick
21:41 because it helps our immune system
21:42 to fight what we're fighting.
21:45 And so by giving her a fever bath,
21:46 it's helping her immune system
21:48 to fight the cancer that she has.
21:52 Well, doc, we ran out of time.
21:55 I want to thank you again for coming.
21:57 It's always a pleasure to have you here.
21:59 Good to be with you, Ron.
22:00 And, friends, thank you, but don't go away
22:02 we have an important tip for you.
22:07 Four of our biggest diseases and our biggest killers
22:10 are the so-called lifestyle diseases,
22:12 obesity, heart disease,
22:14 high blood pressure, and type 2 diabetes.
22:17 For years doctors recognized
22:18 that these diseases share many risk factors
22:21 and even causes.
22:22 Some even began to suspect that these diseases were,
22:25 in fact, symptoms
22:26 of a larger problem or syndrome.
22:29 In 1988 Gerald Reaven a researcher
22:31 at Stanford University suggested
22:33 that these lifestyle diseases
22:35 were actually various manifestations
22:37 of what he called syndrome X.
22:39 He attributed everything to a root cause,
22:42 elevated blood insulin levels, and insulin resistance.
22:45 His theories have since been well studied
22:48 in medical literature.
22:49 Today syndrome X is known as metabolic syndrome.
22:54 Metabolic syndrome is actually a compilation of risk factors
22:57 that have an underlying denominator insulin resistance.
23:00 What is insulin resistance?
23:02 Insulin is typically used to get glucose
23:04 from the bloodstream into the tissues.
23:07 If someone has insulin resistance,
23:09 the pancreas has to work harder to actually get the glucose
23:14 into the tissues via the insulin.
23:16 As a result it cranks out higher
23:18 and higher levels of insulin to do the job.
23:21 The excess insulin, and the excess blood glucose
23:24 actually both wreak havoc in the body.
23:26 And the process is then termed as metabolic syndrome.
23:30 Five criteria for metabolic syndrome
23:32 include number one,
23:34 a fasting blood sugar greater than 99.
23:37 Number two, an HDL less than 40 in a male
23:41 or less than 50 in a female.
23:43 We're at number three,
23:45 a waist circumference greater than 40 inches
23:47 in a male or greater than 35 inches in a female.
23:51 Number four, triglycerides greater than 150
23:55 or taking medication to lower triglycerides.
23:59 Number five, a systolic blood pressure
24:01 greater than 130
24:03 or a diastolic blood pressure greater than 85.
24:06 What is significant about this is that most people
24:08 do not start medication are not told
24:10 that they have problems with hypertension,
24:12 until their blood pressure is greater than 140 over 90.
24:16 Criteria also include taking medications
24:18 for the blood pressure
24:20 even if your blood pressure is lower on the medication.
24:23 Although metabolic syndrome continues to spread,
24:25 we have the knowledge to stop it.
24:28 And it boils down to this,
24:29 too much input and not enough output.
24:32 More time at the table,
24:34 than time with your walking shoes on.
24:36 Not only the amount of food we're eating,
24:38 but the type of food
24:39 we're choosing to eat is harming us.
24:41 Along with reducing quantity,
24:43 we need to focus on the quality of our calories.
24:46 Additionally, we find that caloric restriction
24:49 significantly helps to reverse
24:52 this process of insulin resistance.
24:55 Oftentimes we'll think that caloric restriction
24:57 just means not eating a lot of food.
24:59 Caloric restriction simply means eating good food
25:03 that's not dense.
25:04 This means eating high fiber low fat foods
25:08 that are not significantly processed.
25:10 And processed, nutrient dense food,
25:12 low in fat and sugar,
25:14 but high in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber.
25:17 It doesn't have to be boring or tasteless.
25:20 Not only can these types of foods be delicious,
25:23 but they'll satisfy you longer, and you'll feel full sooner,
25:27 meaning, you'll eat less as a result.
25:30 Vegan and vegetarian diets have been shown
25:32 to reduce the risk of metabolic syndrome
25:34 because they place a strong focus on plant foods.
25:38 In contrast research has repeatedly shown
25:41 that the consumption of animal products increases
25:43 the risk of many diseases, including metabolic syndrome.
25:47 Fruits, vegetables,
25:49 whole grains, legumes, and nuts,
25:51 they're the fuels
25:52 that our bodies were designed to use.
25:54 Is it any wonder that they all reduce
25:56 the risk of metabolic syndrome?
25:58 Besides the energy we put into our bodies,
26:00 we need to focus on our output.
26:02 You may have heard it a million times,
26:04 but exercise is good for you.
26:06 Besides burning off the extra calories,
26:09 exercise helps combat disease.
26:11 Metabolic syndrome can be reversed.
26:12 One of the most agreed upon interventions is exercise.
26:17 We know that a person
26:18 who exercises at least five days a week,
26:21 30 minutes,
26:22 and this is mainly cardiovascular exercise
26:25 not just weight lifting or resistance training
26:27 which is important will be able
26:30 to reverse the metabolic syndrome.
26:33 When we choose to exercise and live active lifestyles,
26:36 our bodies naturally become more responsive to insulin.
26:40 Exercise also helps us lose weight,
26:42 and these two things combined mean
26:44 that regular exercise is a very powerful
26:47 means of fighting metabolic syndrome.
26:50 If you have metabolic syndrome or at risk of developing it,
26:54 don't wait to start treating it,
26:56 the lifestyle changes
26:57 you make will have a tremendous benefit.
26:59 You'll feel better, be healthier,
27:02 and happier as a result.
27:04 I'm Rise Rafferty with Your Life and Health.
27:36 Well, friends, that's it for today,
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