With rates of cancer on the rise, how can you increase your odds of staying healthy? Today’s guest shares his insight into how to detoxify your life to stay healthy for the long run.
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The six core causes of cancer are
- Chronic inflammation
- Elevated blood glucose
- Environmental toxins
- Unhealthy diet
- Lifestyle behaviors
About Nathan Crane
Nathan Crane is an award-winning author, inspirational speaker, plant-based athlete, event producer, and 20x award-winning documentary filmmaker.
Nathan is the Founder of The Panacea Community, Creator of the Global Cancer Symposium, Host of the Conquering Cancer Summit, and Director and Producer of the documentary film, “Cancer; The Integrative Perspective”.
In 2005, at only 18 years old, Nathan began his health, healing, and spiritual journey, eventually overcoming a decade of brutal teenage addiction, house arrest, jail, and challenging times of homelessness to become an international author, filmmaker, and speaker dedicated to health, healing and conscious awakening.
Nathan received numerous awards for his contribution to health, healing, and personal development including the Accolade Film Competition 2020’s Outstanding Achievement Humanitarian Award and the Outstanding Community Service Award from the California Senate for his work in education and empowerment with natural and integrative methods for healing cancer.
With more than 15 years in the health and wellness field, Nathan has reached millions of people around the world with his inspiring messages of hope, healing, and transformation.
Why Cancer Is More Common than Ever
Despite improvements in diagnosing and treatments, cancer levels are rising. Nathan explains why this is by tracing human health from before the industrial revolution to today. Once people began separating themselves from the natural world, diseases began to increase.
Nathan breaks down the leading causes of cancer. These include being in a chronic state of inflammation, environmental toxins, stress, too much sugar, a bad diet, and certain lifestyle behaviors.
While all these affect many of us, Nathan shares what we can do to counteract them. From reassessing what we eat to implementing stress-management techniques, there are measures we can all take to reduce the likelihood of having cancer.
Reducing EMF Exposure
Another less talked about, cause of cancer is exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF). These are all around us but there are ways to mitigate exposure. Nathan recommends switching your phone to airplane mode at night and not carrying it on you as much as possible. He switches off his wifi router when not in use and even suggests turning off the breaker to your bedroom overnight.
While taken all at once, this can seem overwhelming. That’s not the point. Nathan suggests making incremental changes over time to improve your environment and hopefully reduce harmful exposure.
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“When we started separating ourselves from nature and thinking that we are separate from and not unified with it in harmony, that is the point in which all diseases started to proliferate throughout human society.” [12:52]
“We don’t get cancer, we make cancer. There is usually more than one reason why we are making cancer.” [18:52]
“You can really break cancer and most chronic diseases down into two things. It’s either you’re getting too much of what you don’t need or you’re not getting enough of what you do need.” [33:47]
“Supplements are meant to supplement your already amazing diet. They’re not meant to replace your poor diet.” [54:57]
In This Episode
- How Nathan learned to live a loving spiritual life [2:04]
- Why cancer rates are on the rise [11:15]
- Methods for detoxing your home and body [30:30]
- Reducing your exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMFs) [41:55]
- Avoiding mycotoxins in pet food [47:55]
- The best supplements to support the immune system [54:15]
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Why Antioxidants Are Important
Wisdom of the Body Masterclass
“Cancer; The Integrative Perspective”
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Nathan Crane 0:02
You can really break cancer down in most chronic diseases down into two things. One is either you're getting too much of what you don't need or you're not getting enough of what you do need.
Dr. Stephanie Gray 0:12
Welcome to the your longevity blueprint podcast. I'm your host, Dr. Stephanie gray. My number one goal with the show is to help you discover your personalized plan to build your dream health and live a longer, happier, truly healthier life.
You're about to hear from Nathan crane. Today we're diving into cancer, what you can do to put your body in the best shape to not get it and if you have it, conquer it. I'm super excited for this episode as it doesn't just apply to cancer though. What Nathan is about to share will seriously help you prevent all chronic diseases and live along high quality life. Let's get started.
Thanks for joining me for another episode of The your longevity blueprint podcast. today. My guest is Nathan crane, who is an award winning author, inspirational speaker, plant based athlete, event producer and 20 times award winning documentary filmmaker. Nathan is the founder of the panacea community, creator of the global cancer symposium host of the conquering cancer summit and director and producer of the documentary film cancer the integrated perspective. In 2005, and only 18 years old Nathan began his health, healing and spiritual journey. Eventually overcoming a decade of brutal teenage addiction, house arrest, jail and challenging times of homelessness to become an international author, filmmaker and speaker dedicated to health healing and conscious awakening.
Nathan has received numerous awards for his contribution to health, healing and personal development including the accolade film competitions 2020s Outstanding Achievement Humanitarian Award, and the outstanding Community Service Award from the California Senate for work in education and empowerment with natural and integrated methods for healing cancer. With more than 15 years in the health and wellness field, Nathan has reached millions of people around the world with his inspiring messages of hope, healing and transformation. So I'm excited to talk to this guy today. His website is Nathan crane.com. Welcome to the show. Nathan, Stephanie, thank you so much for having me. Definitely a pleasure to be here. Well, I want to go back to the story your story a little bit of what I read in your bio. So can we go back to when you were 18 years old and not in such a good place? Can you share with us what the catalyst was that really transformed you went to the man you are today?
Nathan Crane 2:16
Yeah, yeah, that's a great question. At 18 I was just mentioned my bio a little bit, you know, in and out of jail, experiencing homelessness, gone through house arrest at 1516 years old, was really lost sick sick all the time. I mean, I was on antibiotics all the time, eating really poor food, you know, fast food, and going through addiction, you know, challenging times of just addiction, cigarettes, alcohol, drugs, and I got really lucky to be invited to live was one of my best friends, families, the Davis family up in Doug Reed, Montana, and they were really healthy people. They meditated, they were very spiritual people, they ate very healthy vegetarian, mostly organic, clean diet. And I got exposed to that way of living by living with them and I got very interested in it. So I was 1718 years old at the time and and i resonated with it so deeply I remember I'd sit and have deep, long spiritual and philosophical conversations with Dennis Davis, my my best friend's dad at the time, he'd teach me about classical music, a difference between classical and Baroque.
And he you know, we talk about frequencies and energy and meditation and Buddha and Jesus and, and then you know, his mother was just like this, you know, living embodiment, Martina Davis, like this living embodiment of Mother Teresa just pure love and compassion. And, you know, so I got to experience what that was, like, it was such a contrast from what, you know, I grew up watching, you know, MTV and got really interested in, in the whole kind of glamorous lifestyle started hanging out with, you know, gang bangers came down from Washington and that's what I thought life was meant to be was fast paced lots of money, you know, women and guns and drugs and all that that's like, kind of how I grew up thinking like, this is the life that is the funnest life, the most fulfilling life. And you quickly learn that it's not fulfilling at all and actually, it's very, not only dangerous, but incredibly toxic and sad.
And and you know, you're just dealing with anger and resentment, and deep underlying fear and all these things. And so, I got this other contrast of like, what it's like to live a healthy, happy, loving spiritual life. And that really woke me up. You know, I remember I was sitting there one day and had this big epiphany, this vision of myself in the future. And I was standing on a stage and on that stage, I was speaking to a large crowd of people. And I was healthy. It was like a healthier future version of myself. And it was it was literally this vision came to me it was so clear as sitting on the couch in their house that day, and I saw myself in the future and thought why Well, you know, what if what if I was doing something meaningful, I was contributing to other people's lives I was speaking about, I didn't know what at the time I was just speaking. And lo and behold, at 18 years old, I, my best friend, and I left everything behind drove to San Diego, California, ran out of gas.
And basically, that's where I started my life over. And literally, within a couple of years after that, you know, I started diving heavily into meditation, cleaning out my body, getting sober, exercising, you know, studying with all kinds of spiritual masters and teachers, there's about two or three years after that point, I was literally standing on stages, speaking all around the country, and then writing books and then just really becoming so passionate about this healthy way of living. And so I know not everyone can relate to such a drastic story of you know, drug addiction and homelessness and all these things, but but we all can relate to feeling lost in our lives to dealing with emotions of anger, or resentment or fear or guilt, to you know, living an unhealthy life and foods that are toxic and, you know, low energy and fatigue and, you know, all these kinds of things that so many millions and millions of people are experiencing today. I was experiencing that at a young age just at a really extreme level, right. And so I went to the opposite extreme was like, I want to get as healthy as I can. I started cleansing and juicing and detoxing a full year of 100%, organic raw food diet.
Like just diving in headfirst meditating, there were days, right, seriously, sit for four to six plus hours just meditating, non stop, right and meditate. Wow, really helped me so much along the way. And then, you know, throughout that journey, well, what really got me into cancer specifically, and how I've become such a passion for me and helping people with cancer is about seven years into kind of my own health and healing. And that's a spiritual awakening journey. And then my grandpa was diagnosed with cancer. And so I went to go visit him in Arizona, and I saw how much suffering he was going through. And the suffering I realized wasn't from the cancer, it was from the chemotherapy and radiation. And I was already, you know, in natural health for seven years, and I thought, God, there's got to be better ways. There's got to be better solutions. You know, and I just didn't know any at the time, I hadn't really come across cancer up until that point. And so I felt hopeless, helpless, I felt bad to see him suffering and not be able to help him. And then I realized, you know, there are so many people like him suffering unnecessarily, that wow, what if I could help them as well.
And unfortunately, he passed away in 2013. And that sent me on this mission of just learning everything I possibly could about cancer, about natural solutions, holistic solutions, integrated solutions, leading edge solutions for not only what's causing cancer, why it's on this massive uptick, you know, we went from point 05 percent of cancer being diagnosed in 1905, to now almost 50%. You know, here today in most western civilizations, and in 1950, that number was only 10%. So from point 05, to 10%, to almost 50%. There's something seriously wrong with what we're doing over the last 100 years, right 150 years. And so I wanted to discover what that was learn what's causing it and then what we can do to heal it.
So I started producing summits and conferences and learning interviewing hundreds now hundreds of the top experts in the fields of nature, Pathak, medicine, holistic medicine, indigenous medicine, conventional medicine, integrative medicine, people who've reversed stage four cancer, right how they did it and started noticing patterns, and principles and foundations and commonalities among the things that contribute to a cancer promoting lifestyle versus those that contribute to an anti cancer lifestyle. So now for the last eight years, I've been primarily focused on helping people all over the world learn this information that I've learned about cancer so that we don't have to be so afraid of it anymore. We can understand at a deeper level and realize, Wow, we really can take back control of our health.
Dr. Stephanie Gray 9:05
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Now let's get back to the show. I like what you said I think that's what today's episode about is not being afraid of cancer, but really learning what we can do about it. So thank you for sharing your story. And what's inspired you in that? Did you see the Davis family? That was the name of the Yeah, Dennis de sounds like he was famous? Yeah, sounds like he was quite the mentor for you. And now you're able to mentor others, you're paying for it. So I just love hearing that. So you mentioned that cancer is on the rise. So I want to talk about your thoughts on why this is and then let's get to what we can do about it. But why do you think cancer is on the rise Despite all these progressive, conventional treatments,
Nathan Crane 11:26
we know why cancer is on the rise is actually very clear, we could go back to the Industrial Revolution and consider that as one of the cornerstone foundational instigators that has led us to this point of this massive uprising of cancer diagnosis and cancer deaths. And we have to remember though, when we talk about cancer deaths, it's not only deaths from cancer, it's deaths from conventional treatment. And so they don't actually put that information in the statistics publicly, but majority of people are actually dying after they start treatment. And so it's something really important to consider, and I'm not saying don't do conventional treatment, conventional treatments, but there's a place for conventional treatment, we can get into that when we get into some solutions. But, you know, we have to realize that it's not cancer that's actually killing most people, most people are dying from malnutrition, they're dying from, you know, over intoxication, they're dying from other diseases that come because their immune system gets completely destroyed through the conventional treatments, and then they get some kind of infection, and then they die.
So it's not often the cancer, it's actually killing people. That's one thing. But we could even go back further than industrial revolution and see, at what point in human history, we started separating ourselves from nature. And whatever that point was, we think it was kind of around the Roman Empire, if you want to go back to more of the Egyptian times, 5000 years, 3000 years, somewhere in there, where we started separating ourselves from nature, and thinking that we are separate from and not unified with in harmony, that is the point at which all diseases started to proliferate throughout human society. And now we've just gotten better in the last 100 years of diagnosing, right, we've gotten really good at diagnosing. And so we can, we can find things a lot easier, a lot quicker now than we could 100 years ago. But you know, even in 1800s, they were talking about nutrition for cancer, they were talking about why cancer is on the rise, they were talking about what is this cancer? Why is it showing up?
And there were already you know, conventional approaches trying to create pharmaceutical type of approach or a surgeon type of approach to cancer. And there was already from the 1800s, you know, this debate between Is it a localized disease? Is it something that once it forms, you cut it out, and it's gone forever, which has become the predominant narrative today? Or is it a constitutional disease Is it because of the environment within the cells of the body. And now we know it's a constitutional disease. The problem is majority of our conventional doctors, majority of what's taught in medical school and majority of the pharmaceutical approach still looks at it like it is a localized disease, let's cut it out. As Burnett, let's radiate it, let's get rid of it. And then you'll be fine, which we know is not working, because cancer continues to rise, relapse, you know, cancer returning continues to rise, and you can cut it out and it will come back again. And again. It's very clear. If you look at the science, use a little bit of logic and reasoning that cancer is a constitutional disease, meaning that it is because of what is happening in and around your body.
So you know Dr. Sunil pie, who's an integrative medical doctor, he said it best when I was interviewing him years ago, and he talks about this more in depth in my documentary, but really, he breaks it down into six core causes of cancer. And people can write these down. We could talk about some of them, we might not have time to get into every single one. But the first one is chronic inflammation. And chronic inflammation is basically at the root of just about every major metabolic disease on the planet, including cancer. And we know, and I've documented this in my upcoming book about cancer, that chronic inflammation is not just a precursor to cancer, it's not just a contributor, it is literally a direct cause of cancer. And I get into all the science of why that is and how it happens and all that and then so you have to look at, okay, what is it in your life is causing inflammation, and let's look at the ways to reduce that inflammation, right? Pretty simple stuff. chronic inflammation, number one, number two is elevated blood glucose.
So when your body is excessively inundated and exposed to excessive amounts of sugar, specifically processed sugar, that elevated blood glucose causes a lot of problems with your insulin response, you know, potentially leading to diabetes, type two diabetes, type two diabetes, we know increases your risk of cancer dramatically. And we also know most cancers, primary fuel source is sugar is glucose. That's the number one fuel source that most cancer thrives on. Yes, they have other pathways that they can utilize other fuel sources that they can utilize. But sugar is the number one so when you're eating processed foods is full of sugar, and you're drinking sodas, it's full of sugar, and you're eating breads, it's full of sugar, and you're eating processed carbohydrates, white breads, you know white potatoes, for example, you gotta watch out for white potatoes, but let's stick in process specifically.
So if you're like white breads, white sugars, you know doughnuts, these kinds of things that are just massive insulin spikes in your body, your blood glucose is always elevated, that also leads to inflammation. And we know inflammation leads to cancer, right, so have to reduce the sugar in the body, it's critical. And not all sugars, the same healthy sugar that comes straight from fruit that's filled in berries that's filled with phytonutrients, and vitamins and minerals and anti cancer properties and the fiber that helps your body to break down that fructose and glucose in a really balanced way that's actually very healthy for you versus adding some cane sugar to your coffee is like adding just a massive shot of sugar straight to the bloodstream, which is not going to help you if you're trying to prevent or reverse cancer.
So elevated blood glucose is number two. Number three is environmental toxins. And we know there are many toxins that were exposed to today that are carcinogenic, so they are known carcinogens. So a carcinogen is something that causes cancer. in your home alone, you are exposed to potentially hundreds of chemicals from your carpets, to your paint on the walls. The vo C is the off gassing that's coming off to your clothing, synthetic clothing to your synthetic beddings your bedding that actually is made with formaldehyde. Right and which we know is a known carcinogen to endocrine disruptors that are in basically, you know, plastics. BPA is in the shower curtains and then the lotions and then everything right. So we're exposed to so many toxins. And so we have to do two things here we have to learn where the toxins are at their highest concentration. And once we learn that, then we can take action and say, Okay, let's reduce, remove and eliminate as many of these toxins as possible. It's actually quite easy. I teach an entire module how to do this in my becoming cancer free masterclass. And we go into more depth in my documentary as well.
But it's just it's all about education, when you realize this, oh, these things actually cause I was talking to I was consulting with somebody who has cancer yesterday, actually. And they say, you know, I eat healthy I exercise. I, you know, I've been taking care of myself for a long time, I was just diagnosed with cancer. And I said, Well, look, the problem is people think that cancer just appears out of nowhere. It's something you get, right? We say, oh, that person got cancer, you got cancer. And the reality is we don't get cancer, we make cancer. And there's always a reason, usually more than one reason why we are making cancer. Dr. Thomas lodhi, who is a holistic medical doctor, who's also in my documentary, he says, Look, when people come to me, they're not asking me, how do I get rid of cancer? What they're really asking me is how do I stop making cancer? Right? When you learn how to stop making cancer? Well, now you have a fighting chance of not only preventing but reversing it, right?
You don't have to become a statistic or you could become one of those 1000s Yes, 1000s of people who have reverse cancer using natural, holistic integrative approaches. So we learn what causes it, we learn how to stop making it, we learn how to empower our bodies to heal from it naturally, which is what we're designed to do. That's what the immune system does. And we could talk a little bit more about that and science of that in a moment, but environmental toxins number three, we have to learn how to mitigate these toxins in our lives. And it's quite simple once you once you understand it. Number four is stress and stress is critical. Stress is critical to a couple of main things the first one is if you're living under a low grade stress. And so I was talking to this person yesterday and I said, you know, what's your mindset? Like?
Are you stressed out every day? Do you wake up and watch the news? You know, are you are you anxious quite often? And what was really fascinating people who think they're doing everything right, when you start digging deep, you will always find one of one or more of the underlying causes. And this person's responses to me about what's going on about their life about you know, responding to different circumstances going on. You could tell was clearly stressed out all the time with this mindset of everything's against me. Everything's attacking me. Oh my god. Now I got to call it this was kind of the conversation. Oh, now I gotta call this other number. Oh, wow. Why did they have to put letters in the numbers? You know, like one 800 asked me this, like, Oh my God. Now. Now I have to figure out what's the Oh, geez. Okay, another thing, right? It's like this. Always your approach in life looking at something as if it's difficult versus like, okay, yeah, I'll figure that out. I'll do it. No problem. When you approach life, like everything's difficult, like it's against you, it's attacking you. It's hard to do.
It's challenging. That creates a low grade stress. And that low grade stress. What it's really doing at a scientific at a biological level is it's down regulating your immune system. Here's an example. I've given my masterclass. So you wake up in the morning, and you watch the news. And what's the news telling you how many more people died today? How many plane wrecks there were, how many terrorist attacks there were, right? Maybe they show a little nice thing of a kitten being saved, or a good thing happens at the school. But then it's this politician that is corrupt, and that politician is corrupt. It's all negative news designed to stimulate a sympathetic nervous response from you. So you enter into a little bit of a fight or flight or freeze, which becomes addicting, because you released a little bit of, you know, excess cortisol and adrenaline and you know, these chemicals that make you alert and attentive.
And also, there's a sense of feeling good there, even though there's a negative effect of that long term on your physiology. So the news does this, that's why they don't, you know, if you watch the news, you think the whole world's going to shit, you know, excuse my language, and you think everything's bad, and everybody's bad. And it's, but if you really look at the world, 95 to 99% of things that are going on are good things, you know, people doing good things, people helping each other people being honest and integrity. But you won't see that on the news, you'll see 90% of all the bad things, and maybe five or 10% of good things. They did that intentionally because they know they sell more, right, they make more money, more advertisers with more viewers. So you wake up, you watch the news, you're already in a sympathetic response. Now you've got you know, a little bit of your immune system has been downregulated, your adrenal system is up regulated. And that's how you start your day.
Now you go to work, and you're driving to work or wherever you're driving, drop kids off at school or whatever, someone cuts you off. And you you know, it just sets you you get triggered you go why this stupid idiot? Why would you cut me off, boom, another activation of sympathetic nervous system anger, right takes you out of coherence, it takes you It reduces your heart rate variability, which reduces your body's ability to heal, which down regulates your immune system. Now you go to work and you're in a job that you hate, right? And so you're thinking about God, I just can't wait till I get home and go watch my favorite show and kick my you know, put on my comfortable clothes, take a bath, whatever it is, and so work, you're dealing with issues that you don't like dealing with, you're not happy being there.
You're not feeling good, right? And so now you're again, you're in this suppressed immune state, and then you go home, right? and something happens, you get a bill from the tax collector that pisses you off, you get it whatever it is your neighbor, your neighbor's dog crapped on your lawn, like anything, right? That just sets you off. And this is literally how majority of people today live in their lives. They live in this constant chronic low grade stressful state most of the time. And what that's doing is that is preventing your immune system from doing its job. Its job of identifying cancer cells and abnormal cells, right? And they send out T cells and B cells and nk killer cells, and go and find cancer cells, and abnormal cells before they become cancer. They destroy them, they clean them up, they remove them to the lymphatic system, and they get rid of them from your body. That's what your immune system designed to do. You have your own cancer doctor inside your body. Right.
But if you're stressed out all the time, and you're bombarded by toxins all the time, and you're eating processed food and sugar all the time. Well guess what your immune system is like, you're basically holding it under water in a pool, drowning it, ending it from being able to do its job, right. So we have to learn to pull ourselves out of this low grade stressful experience and started looking at life as in the people I've interviewed who have reverse cancer it's it's such a mindset. That shift and I say, how did you start to look at it? And he said, I started to ask the question of not Why me? Why are you doing this to me? But what is this for? How can this help me? What is this? You know, disease meant to help me in my life with how can it help me improve become better, be healthier? What do I need to learn from it?
So you look at it as a learning opportunity to growing opportunity. Instead of Oh my god, another bad thing happened to me. Of course it happened, right? That kind of mindset is the exact mindset that keeps people from healing. And the way you get to that shift in mindset is through meditation. Meditation is absolutely key. In your ability to heal why one, you give your nervous system a chance to relax, to decompress to activate the opposite of sympathetic, which is parasympathetic, going above, beyond para above or beyond, right, parasympathetic, meaning, your healing state, you improve your HRV, your heart rate variability, you improve your ability to sleep deeper, you up regulate your immune system, meditation, deep breathing, Qigong, deep yoga, you know, relaxation techniques, any of these techniques that you can implement in your daily life in the morning, and in the evening. I say, start minimum 15 minutes. But ideally, you work your way up to 30 minutes, plus twice a day, you start your day in parasympathetic.
And you end your day in parasympathetic, meaning healing, parasympathetic, meditation, of relaxation, sleep, just think all those things, healing state, you want to be in a healing state, as often as you possibly can. Well, guess what, you start your day, and those kinds of things, a person cutting you off the bad time at work, the the tax collector thing, it just doesn't affect you as much, or you start to have a different outlook on it, and say, You know what, it's okay, I can handle it, you know, I can deal with this, I can do it. Versus Oh, my God. Another problem, right, is to help you to start to clarify what's really at the root cause of what's going on, and then help to basically direct your thoughts in a positive direction and become what I teach people how to do is become a solution oriented thinker, right? We're so conditioned to be problem oriented, we focus on the problem, problem, problem problem. The problem with that is that you're focused on the problem. And so instead of the problem, you're not finding the solution, and all you're doing is basically negatively affecting your physiology.
So you focus on solution, there's a problem presented. Okay, first thing, I can handle this cancer, I can handle this, I can't find a solution. There are solutions. Let me dig deeper. Let me research more. Let me learn more. Let me keep an open mind. Let me set my mind in the direction of positivity of finding solutions. How do you find solutions? go out and find people who have reversed it already. Right? How do you become the best any kind of basketball player or golf or or any athlete for example, go out and learn from people who are already doing it. Pretty basic stuff, right? But we've kind of lost this in our society because we don't encourage people to think for themselves to dig deeper to research or to apprentice. You know, apprenticeship is like one of the foundational learning skill sets that we have lost. As a society apprenticeship is going out and learning from a master somebody who's already done what you're trying to do, right, that'll save you years off of your learning curve, and give you profound principles that you can follow. So we have to get stress under control as number four.
Number five is an unhealthy diet. I know we were talking offline, you were mentioning, we may want to talk a bit about diet. But getting your diet on point is critical. Your nutritional approach to cancer is can be life saving. And then number six is lifestyle behaviors. And lifestyle behaviors includes things like exercise, or the opposite set in terrorism which most people are actually sedentary today. I can prove that even though you don't think you are I can prove that almost most people are sedentary today, which is leading to chronic diseases like cancer, heart disease, Alzheimers neurodegenerative diseases, right? Smoking, we know causes cancer, alcohol causes cancer, right? So these kinds of lifestyle behaviors, staying indoors too often and not getting out into nature, getting fresh, clean, toxic, free air, and all of the healing benefits that nature can bring you. Right. So number six is lifestyle behaviors.
And there's quite a few things that fall into that. So I know that was a mouthful. Let me take a break and then open it up for you to step eight. ask me any questions you have. But I want to lay out at least to give people a blueprint to understand we know what causes cancer and actually these causes actually are the main contributors to just about every metabolic lifestyle related disease. And when we get these causes under control, and we do the opposite, which is focusing on solutions, your chances of living a long, healthy, happy, fulfilling life. Go up exponentially. So anyway, let me hand it back to his deputy head and see if you have any questions.
Dr. Stephanie Gray 30:06
Well, thank you. That was great. So I was about to ask you some of the what you felt some of the real and proven solutions for preventing and reversing cancer are. And you pretty much sum that up as far as talking about the causes, maybe we'll dive a little deeper and, and I'll tell the audience here just to be totally straight, straightforward. I asked him before the interview is anything off the table? And he pretty much said no, so I'm going to ask you some personal questions. knowing you're okay with that, let's go into specifically detox. So you mentioned kind of the third cause is the environmental toxin. So I want to talk more about maybe some of the household environmental toxins that you personally have kind of cleared out of the house, and then we can get into how you're advising people to detox.
But with any detox program, at least what I tell my patients first step of which is to remove yourself from the exposure. So I recently got an avocado mattress. Not the most comfortable thing in the world, but it's non toxic. So I'm, here's where some personal questions come in. So what do you for you and your family, your children? Can I ask? And I'm not loyal to any specific brands. I just I'm just curious, personally curious, I know that audience is going to ask Oh, well, you mentioned there's formaldehyde in my mattress. Well, what brand should I get? Right? So can you allude to maybe which mattress you use? Or some other big needle movers, big, maybe surprises you found within your home that you needed to change out? Yeah, good question. So
Nathan Crane 31:24
a mattress we use right now is, it's from a company called organics, it's basically it's got an organic upper layer, the whole mattress isn't organic, but the whole upper layer is organic. The next layer down is basically out of a material that they've tested in facilities that they've proven doesn't off gas, I don't remember the name of the material right now. But, but it makes it a really comfortable mattress, you know, I've looked at the scientific data on it. So they've proven one that doesn't off gas, there's there's no formaldehyde, and then you are sleeping on the upper layer of organic material as well. So that's, that's a mattress we're using right now, which I really like, we started getting rid of all the chemicals in our house well over 10 years ago. And we started with things like soaps, you know, shampoos, like the things that so here's what I teach people, what you put on your body, and in your body becomes your body, what you put on your body and in your body becomes your body, right? Literally, anything you're putting on your skin gets absorbed by the skin enters into the bloodstream.
And this and the new cells that are being formed are going to basically form themselves based off whatever you're putting on your skin. And additionally, whatever you're putting in your mouth, and whatever you're breathing in, and drinking and eating, that's what's gonna feed the new cells. Now, if these new cells being formed in your body, right, we know, we know that your intestinal cells are basically reformed every like three days, roughly, right? Two or three days, I believe. So you know, that's, that's an important regenerative thing to think about. They have to regenerate their so quickly, because we're putting so much in every single day, versus other organs, they regenerate every two months, three months, six months, right? Your skin is regenerating constantly, basically, I can't remember exactly the moment, I have all the data on a different document.
But every eight to 11 years, you probably know, if you have a whole new body, right? Every cell in your body has regenerated. So you have to ask yourself, what are those cells being fed? That is regenerating them? What are they becoming through what they're being fed? All of these cells, what's happening, how they become abnormal is through DNA damage, and DNA damages through these toxins, or they're not getting enough of the nutrients that they need. Right? So Gregg Braden, good friend of mine, he's also in my documentary, he says, you can really break cancer down in most chronic diseases down into two things. One is either you're getting too much or you don't what you don't need, or you're not getting enough of what you do need. In most cases, it's actually both, you're getting too much of what you don't need, and you're not getting enough of what you do need. What that means is you're not getting enough nutritional adequacy. So the cells are not getting the amino acids they need, they're not getting the vitamins they need.
They're not getting the minerals they need or the phytonutrients they need. And so they become weak cells, they become half functioning cells, they have damaged or reduced mitochondria in them, they have DNA damage, which starts to break them down. And as they break down, they become chronically fermentative. And as they ferment, they become cancerous. Right. And so you have to think about well, what does the body actually need? What kind of nutrients do the cells need to thrive to replicate with a healthy foundation? And then what are the toxins that are causing the DNA damage to make them break down as well? So think about soaps, shampoos, lotions, you know, face creams, makeup, anything you're putting on your skin. What we've done is we've gone 100% organic with all of it. So that's number 100%. Organic is going to make sure there's no Kevin Call Center. So you got to get the chemicals out.
Because a lot of those chemicals you're gonna find in basically, everything you put on your body has possible probable or known carcinogens, they get away with it, allowing to sell it because they say it's in such a minute amount, right, but they only test them individually. And they say that, okay, this carcinogen or this endocrine disruptor, it's such a small amount, you put it on your body one time, a little bit here, you're gonna be fine, it's not gonna cause cancer, so they can get it approved, they get their stamp of approval, and then they can sell it right. The problem is what they don't study is how you put this on every single day over the course of a year, two years, five years, 10 years, and how that accumulates biologically in your body. And literally, these chemicals get stored in just about every cell of your body.
And what they also don't study is, well what happens when you mix this chemical with this chemical with this chemical, this chemical, this chemical, and then we put them all together. They don't have to study that. That's the crazy thing. Regulations, regulatory agencies don't make them study that. So we know if you've ever done any science projects, you mix a couple of chemicals together, you might get something like mustard gas, and it'll kill you. Right. So but they don't have to study that when it comes to Lowe's. You know, the cosmetic industry, which is insane. It's like the why Brian bazeley he says it's like the Wild West, you know, the cosmetic industry right now because the regulations are just, they're just insane. So you have to become your own regulatory agency.
And how you do that is only so we've used a company called Dr. Bronner's forever, right. So I use Dr. Bronner's for everything. mostly use it for just soap. It's just pure organic Castile with essential oils, right? There's no chemicals, no preservatives, nothing. He's for soap, use it for shampoo, use it for cleaning dishes, use it for laundry, you know, all white vinegar. Sometimes you use vinegar to help clean your clothes ahead of time and then wash it with some Bronner's soap, there's some other organic laundry detergent we use from time to time and then organic hand soap. You know, if you're washing dishes every day, or washing your hands every day, whatever's in that soap that's going on your hands are there is in that hand sanitizer if you're over sanitizing right now, which a lot of people unfortunately are, is getting absorbed through your epidermis, it's going right into your bloodstream. It's bypassing your filtration origins, and it's going straight to your bloodstream. So it's even more dangerous what you're putting on your skin than what you're putting in
Dr. Stephanie Gray 37:29
your mouth. Your mouth. Yeah.
Nathan Crane 37:31
Is that crazy? Yeah. So so we removed all those chemicals get rid of and then cleaning chemicals to when I clean so I make my own spray cleaners, right for me to clean the floor. There's an accident from the dog or whatever. And so I just do mostly like 80% 90% water is filter water. And then I add just a little bit of alcohol in there, just some straight alcohol and then some essential oils. It doesn't really matter what essential oils you use, most of them are antibacterial, and most of them are have a great smell. Most of them have a they say antiviral, antibacterial, anti parasitic, anti, you know, you can put some lemons and tea tree, lavender, these kinds of things and you got your own, you know, healthy non toxic cleaners. And Okay, so now you've cleaned up most of those toxins are exposed to everyday. See, people don't realize you wash your clothes, and you're using a whatever namebrand detergent, and it's got all kinds of chemicals in it. And then you dry it and then you put it on your body.
Why do you think it smells so good, is because it has absorb all of that, you know, material. So what happens when you sweat a little bit, or you or your pores open a little bit because it's warm. All of those chemicals that are now absorbed into the fabric are absorbing into your skin you Yep. Right, they absorb into you remember, whatever you put on your body becomes your body and that's true for your clothes. So, you know these kinds of simple things you start cleaning up make a huge difference because we're exposed to them. 24 seven, the other thing is like okay, so carpets, carpets off gas like crazy paint in walls off gas like crazy. Beds off gas like crazy bedding off gas like crazy. So you get organic there, you rip out the carpets and put just a nice wood flooring, but sometimes you can't do that you don't own your house or you don't have the money or whatever. So one thing you can do for sure is I use a valora air purifier in the volare. Air Purifiers is the best I've ever found in the market. And the reason I use valora is because it is proven it actually just doesn't purify the air but it but it also releases a natural
Dr. Stephanie Gray 39:36
negative ions basically,
Nathan Crane 39:38
just like it does right, go out and eliminate and destroy the molds the toxins, the mycotoxins the vo C's that are off gassing bacteria that's in the air. So it basically it sends out these negative ions Yes, it destroys the the actual contaminants and then it also filters it which is so interesting. They they I like it because they make model that based on nature, right? They model that based on what's happening. Why do you feel so good when you're out in the forest hiking, or just sitting and meditating or having a picnic, because you got all these negative ions, all this positive, you know, this healing energy coming from the earth, all this clean, fresh air, you're breathing it in, you're literally activating a parasympathetic response. And you're bringing in these negative healing ions into the body to help you heal, right?
Well, this purifier does the same thing. And then so do plants. You know, I have plants, we have plants, thanks to my wife. We have plants in every room of the house multiple plants. There's a study done by NASA, where they found if you put one plant per 100 square feet in your home, right, so let's say you have a 2000 square foot home is 20 plants, one plant per 100 square feet, will basically take care of just about all the off gassing, and voc as it's happening in your entire home. Wow, I didn't know that. And then they're releasing the negative ions are beautiful to look at. They make you happy, right? You're just like, and then taking care of them is a whole other beautiful thing of just reconnecting us to our nature. I said, You know, I really believe what has caused this massive proliferation of diseases, we've gotten disconnected from nature, the more we chemicalized things and manufacture things and try to make things more efficient and try to make things more comfortable for us.
We also are making things more destructive for us because we are disconnecting ourselves from nature, right? So brings you a little bit closer to nature, growing a little window garden and just growing your herbs and then, you know making your tea with those herbs at night. Wow. Healing medicine from herbs go into your body every night and you get again a little bit closer to nature, the closer we get to nature, the more you're going to do to help your body heal.
Dr. Stephanie Gray 41:45
I was gonna say what about we kind of talked about air filtration, which is very important. We have one of those Volterra units at our clinic we have air doctors as well, we were really purifying the air here, we got everything. But I think those toxins, invisible toxins, I also think of electromagnetic frequencies as an invisible toxins. So I know what that our time is getting long here. So you can answer this In short, because I want to ask you several other questions. For my EMF mitigation standpoint. What are a couple things that you do in your home?
Nathan Crane 42:11
Yeah, it is very well known. Actually. There's a lot of science, Lloyd burel, who I've interviewed for my various series over the years, we did an entire presentation on all the science, if your question is, if people tuning in is do EMF cause cancer? The simple answer is yes, they absolutely can cause cancer. And there's a lot of science that actually proves this. So I'll just leave it at that. And so number two, so what do I do to mitigate EMF exposure, I do a few things. One is I plugged in our router, so our wireless internet into like a surge strip. And so every night before bed, I just walk over, I hit that button and I turn off the Wi Fi. simple to do right your your reduce your Wi Fi exposure exponentially just by turning your Wi Fi off at night simple. Number two, I put my phone on airplane mode every night. People like well, if someone's gonna call me how many people call you? And how often do they call you?
And do you want them calling you at 2am? Right? I don't. And I'd rather either put your phone in a completely different room if you need it on. I still use mine as my alarm. So I keep it near my bed, but I put it in airplane mode. So you turn off the Wi Fi, you turn off the Bluetooth, did you turn off the cell signal? Super easy, super simple. You can go to the next level, and you can actually turn off the breaker to your room. A lot of people will, especially if they're really EMF sensitive. And you can just turn off that break room right? Go to your breaker box, figure out which ones for your room and just turn it off at night. No big deal.
Dr. Stephanie Gray 43:33
But what you're doing that's not we have at our house. Yeah, yep.
Nathan Crane 43:36
Yeah. And what you're doing is you're reducing the dirty electricity that's coming through your outlets that are in that mirror in your walls. Yeah, exactly. Yep, exactly. And a lot of times, you'll look under your bed on the wall and you have an outlet right there right by your head where you sleep. So if you're having problems sleeping or you are sensitive EMF, so you really want to reduce EMF exposure, just turn off the breaker to the room where you sleep, no big deal, right? Let's see. And then there's other devices you can get, you can get kind of like there's a harmony pendant you can wear which is shown to really help there's kind of devices you can get to put like on your phone that that kind of help to reduce when you're using your phone, right to help reduce EMF exposure. Yep. But even more than that, one thing I did is I stopped carrying my phone on me. I always keep it you know, at arm's length or further away from me. When I have to go out and I have to have my phone. I will have it in my pocket. But every chance I get when I'm in the car, it's out of my pocket. It's on the dash.
When I'm sitting anywhere it's out of my pocket. It's on a bench next to me, it's always I keep it it's just a habit. I keep it off my body 90 95% a day. You know they've seen I remember this seeing this case report there was like well over 10 years ago, where this woman had her cell phone in her bra and she carried it there every day. And after a few years of that she had a tumor show up on her breast that was the eggs exact same size information of the phone that she had there, right? So it's like Keep the phone off of you as often as possible. And I don't, I don't live in fear about it. I'm not like, Oh my god, I have to turn off my Wi Fi or I'm gonna die. I forget sometimes. It's just you look at these things of like, Okay, how do I mitigate my exposure to these toxins as often as possible, but do it in a way it's not gonna stress me out, you know, doing in a way that's just like, okay, doing everything I can I can keep improving and keep learning and keep doing more and better. But if I forget sometimes, like, I forget, I'll be fine, you know, but if you're adding all these things up getting rid of the toxins from your, your lotions, or soaps or shampoos, your your washer and dryer, or your What do you call them, we don't use it anymore.
But to wash the dishes. We wash it by hand, it really dishwasher detergent, and you do it with clean, right? And you start to clean up your diet and clean, then your body is like gonna be so enhanced and so optimized to heal itself that you won't have anything to worry about, right? But it's doing these things one at a time, picking the biggest things in your life that will make the biggest impact now making that change and then go on to the next one. And then go on the next one go on. You can't do it all at once overnight. I certainly did. Right. But you can pick some big things and make the change right away.
Dr. Stephanie Gray 46:21
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So it's best to supplement and it's best to have your levels tested to see how low you are and how high of a dose you need to take. We carry 1005 1000 international units of vitamin d3 with and without kaitou as well as a 50,000 iu dose pack usually patients take that high dose pack short term, use code vitamin D for 10% off these products at your longevity blueprint calm. Now let's get back to the show. What about you mentioned you have a dog I read a lot about mycotoxins and dog food mold toxins. I was a little paranoid about those for a while I feel like I even emailed the manufacturer of my dog's current dog food and they showed me a certificate that the his her food had been tested for mycotoxins. It was free of those. I'm just curious with your dog, how do you feed him? Because obviously animals are very prone to cancer. And I think for all the same reasons, but what kind of dog food do you feed your dog? Or are there any unique? Interesting, I don't know changes you've made with having pets knowing what you know now?
Nathan Crane 48:29
It's a good question. So 30 years ago, dogs didn't have cancer. And now they're they have more cancers than humans. This is crazy, right? And so, look at the advent of the kibble you look at the advent of the dry dog food, what is it? People don't realize this, but I learned so much about this. You're spending time with this become a good friend Now Dr. Marlene Siegel, who is who I consider to be the number one holistic vet in the world. Right and she's worked with 1000s of dogs and cats and horses and you know, I've interviewed her for my conquering cancer summit. And you know, this is a whole deep topic, but to break it down to a few key pieces. One we have to understand dogs and cats are carnivores, they are not omnivores, and they are not herbivores. You know, I know the human body can adapt to being an omnivore. We definitely are not meant to be carnivores. I do not believe that at all.
We can adapt to be on omnivores, but our bodies are actually way more designed like an herbivore everything from the teeth to the guts to the intestines to you know everything or we produce enzymes in the mouth to help digest plant foods. So much of what our baiser designs if we look at the biological design we are very much like every other herbivore out there from elephants to horses to deer, right? We're much more like an herbivore but we can be okay on an omnivore diet for some time. A lot of people on an omnivore diet will actually lead to cancer. It's a different conversation but dogs and cats are carnivores. So when you so they need meat to survive and they need raw meat when they're out in the wild, they hunt they kill them. And they eat all of it. They differ, they eat the bones, they the feet, they the intestines, they eat the brain, the skull, so my dogs, I never stopped them from hunting. I never taught them to hunt. And I never stopped him from hunting. So when we go out running, they will catch a rabbit. And they will eat the whole thing, they will kill it and eat the entire thing. I know, it's, you know, some people like oh my
Dr. Stephanie Gray 50:23
god, right in front of your eyes.
Nathan Crane 50:25
That's what they're designed to do, right. But there are carnivores. And if you watch them, you will awaken your mind. So drastically, to what the human body is meant to eat. Right? When they see a rabbit, they go, Oh my god, food, they salivate, they get so excited, they go chase, I mean, they will run themselves to death, try and catch that thing and kill it. And then when they kill it, what they do is, it's kind of gross, but my dogs will fight over it, and they end up ripping it in half. And I know it's a little little vivid there for your listeners, I'm sorry about it, but it's the truth. And we need to accept the truth of our reality. They'll rip in half and they'll eat all of it, they'll eat the intestines. They love the blood, they love the bone, their bodies are designed to eat the entire bone and dissolve it and melt it and get rid of it right away because their intestinal tract is so small compared to ours, right?
We have this really long intestinal tract that has a lot of little curves and and our acid levels are much lower than theirs. So they can, you know, if you went out and caught a rabbit and ate the whole thing, hold the first the bones at one, you'd be really disgusted by that. There's nothing about that. That's exciting, that salivating that would taste good. You know, thinking about eating the stomach and all the fermented, you know, crap that's in there. dogs love that cats love that that's what they want is what they need. We are not designed that way. That would just be so disgusting for us. But we see an apple on a tree, the color, the bright red, the sweetness that the crunch. And we're like, Ah, you know, we're in heaven, right? You get a banana or an apple or pick your favorite fruit. There's a big difference there. So dogs are carnivores, they can have a little bit of an omnivore diet.
But they need an 80 to 90% fat and animal diet. They can do some things like you know, some berries and some flax. And some men shouldn't do any grains. Dogs should never eat grains in the wild, right? So you should get grains completely out of their diet. And the problem with kibble is that it's mostly sugar. It's mostly carbohydrate. So they're getting a 40 to 60% carbohydrate diet when you're feeding them a dry dog food. Why is that because that food is actually primarily things like the grains and all the other plant material that's in there, when really it should be 80 to 90% meat, raw meat, bone, intestines, tripe, you know, all these kinds of things. So I've actually changed so my dogs ended up with I was even buying organic dry food before I knew this. And so I just thought I was feeding them healthy.
Oh, it's organic, but it's still dry food. And they end up with an autoimmune disease kind of lupus for dogs. And so I started researching more researching more. And then I found Dr. Marlene Segal, and she helped me realize, wow, okay, so they need raw food, they need raw meat as often as possible. They need more nutrients. So I give them amino acids as a some herbal kind of liquid that she sells as well, so that they're getting enough nutrients because they won't get enough nutrients if you just give them raw meat every day. Because normally they would get all their nutrients from eating the rest of the animal as well from the brain to the fermented plant food that's in the stomach of the animal that they ate. That's where they get the grasses and things like that they need but it's fermented sorry, broken down through the enzymes of that animal because they don't have the enzymes to break it down. Right so as raw meat as possible, make sure they get enough nutrient adequacy getting rid of the dry kibble and recognize that they are primarily carnivorous, slightly omnivore, but primarily carnivorous, and that alone can help reduce any cancer any diseases that they get, but then also extend their lifespan exponentially.
Dr. Stephanie Gray 54:06
Thank you. Yeah, interesting twist on cancer interview dogs because dogs, dogs and cancer. I wanted to go back to detox but I know from a time standpoint here and actually rather quickly and just ask you top go twos, so which supplements really helps support the immune system if you had to pick just a few What are just non negotiable. What do we need?
Nathan Crane 54:28
mushrooms are key doesn't matter what kind of mushrooms there's a massive meta analysis that came out from 1960 until 2020 with 10s of 1000s of people that if you eat just two mushrooms about 18 grams of mushrooms per day, you will reduce your cancer risk by 45%. Just to little mushrooms. Doesn't really matter what kind of mushrooms you can get it in powders you can get it in tinctures, cook organic, organic, of course cook with them. Ideally, every you know supplements are meant for that they're meant to supplement your own Already amazing diet, they're not meant to replace your poor diet. So that's the key here, like supplements won't move the needle for you if you're on a really bad diet. So like change your diet first right now that's the biggest thing we should do.
But mushrooms, you can add your diet and you can supplement with them. Number two, you know, so many people are vitamin D deficient, because they're just not spending enough time outside in the sun. They're afraid of the sun, they think that the sun causes cancer, which is actually not totally true, I do an entire hour long presentation on that. But actually, most diseases are associated with lack of sun exposure, then vice versa. So you need more sun exposure, just don't burn yourself. But you can take up to 10,000 units of up to 10,000 international units of vitamin D per day, make sure it's a plant based vitamin D is not synthetic, right? People get these synthetic vitamins that are not actually made from plants.
They're made from oil byproducts. They don't realize that actually over 40% of our population, the vitamins you buy in your grocery store today are made from synthetic materials, which comes from oil. It's crazy how this stuff even gets passed in to our into our society, but we got to educate ourselves. So vitamin D 10,000 units per day, make sure it's a natural source, not bioproduct vitamin C, there's so many studies on vitamin C and helping to reduce eliminate cancer from the body. intravenous vitamin C through an integrative therapy, you can do up to 20 grams per day, which is a lot, right, but it's through an IV and you want to do that, you know, consult with your integrative doctor for that. But for a maintenance dose, you can take up to 500 milligrams per day, which is actually more than double of what the standard dosage amount is. And 500 milligrams has been proven to be completely safe. You want to get it from an organic plant base, usually a powder, just put it in water and drink it. You can take capsules, but powders tend to be better.
They don't clog up your system as much and you're activating the enzymes in your mouth whenever you put something through your mouth versus a capsule bypasses that enzymatic process right and goes straight to the stomach. So you actually often as possible do powders versus capsules or tinctures. But maintenance, you can do 500 milligrams for therapeutic dose, you know, you can go up to a gram or two grams or three grams per day, but you'll get to a point you know, between one and five grams, where it may start causing some stomach irritation because just a lot of absorbed diarrhea, yeah, you can get diarrhea, stuff like that. So if you start getting you know, then you can go to episomal and take up to like five grands, a life of some of vitamin C per day as therapeutic dose to help your immune system and, and usually you won't get any issues there with episomal.
And then same thing, super high dose, you know, you want to go see an integrative doctor to do intravenously. So those are some really key ones. really powerful foods you can add in, that will really help your body to heal itself is things like flax seeds, chia seeds, hemp seeds, things that not only healthy omega that are really important for your brain and other biological functions. But they are also cancer fighting, they have phytate in them, which is a cancer fighting compound, right. And so there's a lot of studies on this to adding seeds, and nuts and seeds to your diet to help with cancer. But things like chia and flax and hemp also have higher amounts of amino acids, essential amino acids. So essential amino acids are the building blocks of 1000s of different kinds of proteins that your body makes, right. So you need these essential amino acids from your food to help rebuild the cells so that you have healthy cells that we spoke about. And you get fully essential amino acids from your food. Here's an example if you mix brown rice, and any kind of bean.
So black beans and brown rice, for example, will give you all of your essential amino acids. That's why many of the Blue Zones around the world where people live to 8090 101 of their staples, and they live to 8090 100 without diseases By the way, one of their staple foods is rice and beans, right? And that's a very common thing around the world or some form of that a grain and a lagoon when you mix them together. It's a complete amino acid profile. Tofu also has which is soy. Soy is very healthy for cancer. incredibly healthy. It is also incredibly healthy for it is a Phyto estrogen Phyto estrogen people go oh my god, it's always bad. It's estrogen.
No, it's not estrogen, it's Phyto estrogen and what it's been proven to do through many studies, is it'll go into your estrogen receptors, and it'll fill your estrogen receptors before the xeno estrogens come in and take over and the xeno estrogens are the things from the plastics and the vo C's and stuff like that that you're exposed to that will cause endocrine disruption and chronic inflammation and lead to cancer. So you actually want the soy in your body in a healthy way to feel in those estrogen receptors so that the xeno estrogen doesn't come in and take over. There's so many studies proving that soy organic soy everything I'm talking about should always be organic,
Dr. Stephanie Gray 59:55
non GMO and non
Nathan Crane 59:57
GMO but for cancer, there's a product called ailyn h e l a n and they have seen on and it's a very, very concentrated soy product and they have seen unbelievable results with just this product alone for people who have cancer. So, you know, do not be afraid of soy actually soy for most people is incredibly healthy especially for cancer. But again, organic, non GMO and then and then fermented types like tempeh is even better or miso is even better than just tofu. And if we get one more like you give 100 Let's get one more turmeric, because there's so many studies on turmeric, and curcumin. curcumin is a compound that comes from turmeric, and it's it's anti inflammatory, it's anti cancer. It's something that you can get capsules, you can get tinctures, you can cook with it. Ideally, you get powders of it, or we buy the actual herb itself.
And we'll cook with that and add it to juices and things like that. But you can add lots and lots of tumeric it's really anti inflammatory. And there are a ton of studies on on curcumin itself, that compound from turmeric, being incredibly helpful. If you have cancer or any chronic inflammatory disease, autoimmune disease, you name it, right? turmeric, let's break it down turmeric mushrooms, different types of seeds, soy products, vitamin D, and vitamin D. So those are my top seven that I encourage everybody do whether you're trying to prevent or help your body heal from cancer.
Dr. Stephanie Gray 1:01:23
Love it, we and we offer IV vitamin C at our clinic for anyone who is listening and is local who can actually drive to receive those services. So you are such a wealth of information. Thank you for letting me ask you countless questions here. To wrap up the show. I know we need to talk about some upcoming events you have. So firstly, I was honored to be an upcoming or a guest on your upcoming summit. So tell the listeners about what that is and when it's launching and and then talk about your documentary as well.
Nathan Crane 1:01:49
Yeah, thank you for being an expert on our summit. It's actually called the wisdom of the body masterclass. And it's a collaboration where I've collaborated with a master Qigong teacher, Master Ming Tong guru who is teaching various modules on this ancient Eastern healing technique that is, has tons of scientific research behind it that shows how to activate your parasympathetic nervous system and you know how to use energy for healing. And it's a he teaches these incredible modules that you can practice at home. And then we dive in deeper into various topics like with yourself on different aspects of health and healing.
And so it's a great master class slash summit hybrid that's going to be free. I encourage everybody to attend, you're going to learn a lot about the wisdom of your own body, how to activate that deeper wisdom in your own body, to accelerate your own healing and health and awakening and happiness and fulfillment in your life. And I think you have, you'll probably have a link below this video. So people can attend that for free. Yeah,
Dr. Stephanie Gray 1:02:46
yeah, absolutely. We'll post a link for those listening to register in the show notes. And then if you're a current patient, if you're on our email list, watch for emails, because we will be sending those out soon.
Nathan Crane 1:02:55
Yep. With the wisdom of the body. It's one of the best events I think of this year that people should attend. And then I have a free gift I think would be great. When he wants to dive deeper in this conversation around preventing and reversing cancer. There's a free ebook at my website called which is just Nathan crane calm and the ebooks called Five natural pillars for helping you prevent reverse cancer. And it go and it helps to break down. You know, a lot of what we talked about and even deeper into pillars, five pillars to think about these kind of foundational elements, right? So that you can you can start to understand and grasp some of this easier, more simply and look at Okay, what pillar in your life are you kind of lacking in and where do you need improvement? So it's a free ebook, five natural pillars. It's at Nathan crane.com. That's my gift for everybody for tuning in here.
Dr. Stephanie Gray 1:03:46
Thank you so much. Well tell us where else listeners can find you. Are you on social media or basically Nathan crane calm.
Nathan Crane 1:03:52
I'm on social media as long as they allow me to be you know, with all this censoring it's going on and I mean number of my colleagues accounts have been deleted. I've gotten threats to be deleted and I'm sharing evidence based scientifically researched information about health and healing. Apparently these social media outlets don't want that. So if you can find me on social media when you're watching this, then it means I'm still there. Just search for Nathan crane. I'd love to connect with you there. My website Nathan crane calm is probably the best place as well to get on my newsletter because they're, you know, this information won't be censored.
And then if you want to rent a film or buy the film cancer, the integrative perspective, which is 120 Awards. Now it's been a number one Amazon bestseller and I highly encourage everybody to watch it. It'll really inspire you about cancer and you'll hear from dozens of the world's leading experts and cancer Conkers in the documentary. It's called cancer the integrative perspective and you can just go to the integrative perspective calm.
Dr. Stephanie Gray 1:04:51
Awesome, awesome. Awesome. Well, congratulations on that. My last question for you, as with our guests, is what is your top longevity tip?
Nathan Crane 1:05:00
Oh, I love it. There's so many. I think one that we don't talk enough about is meditation. There is so much evidence, so much research and 1000s of years of wisdom behind this, that a daily meditation practice will not only expand your lifespans, we're talking about longevity, but help you improve your quality of life. Like, who cares if you add five years to your life, but those five years, they're horrible, you're sick, you don't feel good, right? Like, nobody wants that. Like when I asked people I say, wouldn't it be amazing if you can live to 100? Most people say Hell no, I don't want 100. I'm serious. And I've asked this question so many people, and I started realizing why.
And I said, Yeah, cuz I would ask them why. And then I realized, well, their lives really aren't that great. And so they imagine 100 years old, it's gonna be so much worse, which is true for most people today. So I started reframing the question I said, wouldn't be amazing if you can live to 100. If you were healthy, if you were vital. If you could do fun things with your grandkids, your great grandkids, you could still hike and move and be mobile. If you had energy, and you felt good, and you still had meaning in your life. They said, Oh, hell yeah, I'd love to be 100. Right. So it's a different mindset. And if you shift that mindset to think, okay, it's not only about living longer, but the quality of life is just as important, even more important than the length of my life, then the whole picture starts to come together. And so you know, these things are about quality of life that we're talking about.
And as a side effect, as a, as a consequence, as a benefit. These things like a daily meditation practice will not only improve quality of life, but can absolutely contribute to extending your life. And we've talked a lot about the science of how meditation works, but you know, at least 30 minutes a day, practice minimum to start. That is my top tip for quality of life and longevity of life.
Dr. Stephanie Gray 1:06:54
And I bet there's more on meditation coming on your, your summit, huh? Oh, yeah,
Nathan Crane 1:06:58
lots more. Lots of meditation and Qigong, and yoga and deep breathing practices. And we go into a lot of depth on that, because it's so important.
Dr. Stephanie Gray 1:07:08
Awesome, awesome. So listeners don't have to tune in for that. Well, thank you so much today for coming on the show and sharing with my audience, but also just a sincere thank you for making it your mission to educate others that they can conquer cancer that there are solutions. So thank you so much. My pleasure. Thanks for having me. In chapter eight of my book, Your longevity blueprint, I compare the protective roof of the home to the protective immune system in the body. And although I share how to support the immune system, I didn't dive much into cancer in my book, which is why I'm feeling so thankful Nathan was able to come on the show and talk about this topic today. Remember those six causes of cancers areas of which you can take action in which were inflammation, glucose, environmental toxins, stress, diet, and lifestyle behaviors, and work to reduce these for an anti cancer lifestyle.
Like Nathan said, it's always great to connect and learn from someone who has conquered cancer. And to remind you I interviewed my good friend kylene terhune. Early on on episode five from Hodgkins to health maker who conquered lymphoma, I'd encourage you to also check out that episode and connect with her. And if you're looking for strategies to help you reduce EMF in your house, check out EMF hyphen pollution hyphen solutions comm link, which I'll post in the show notes. There you'll find EMF blocking paint power perfect boxes and the kill switch I've mentioned in other episodes that can cut the power to whatever bedrooms you want at night. If you're local. You can even have Rick come out and do an assessment of your home and see how bad the EMF and dirty electricity are in your home and help you create a sleep sanctuary. Additionally, please check out the free upcoming wisdom of the body masterclass link of which I will post in the show notes. And as always share this episode with those in need.
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