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I was incredibly surprised and pleased to find that Netflix had recently added TED talks. If you are unfamiliar with TED, it is an organization that scours the world searching for the most cutting-edge, untraditional researchers, physicians, explorers, etc. to come and speak at forums and give brief 20-minute talks about what they are discovering in the world of science.

Naturally, being the advocate for prevention that I am, I was immediately intrigued by the series Defying Disease, particularly the talk about cancer.

In this concise 19-minute preview, William Li‘s research and findings, based on preventing and treating cancer using the concept of  angiogenesis, blew me away. Angiogenesis is the process by which our bodies create new blood vessels; typically, this occurs in healing a wound. However, angiogenesis is also the measure by which a dormant tumor becomes malignant and these growing blood vessels keep ‘feeding’ the tumor. Li purposed to stop this process by using anti-angiogenesis, or decreasing blood vessels to the area of the tumor and cutting of the blood supply. His theory worked with astounding results!

The hook-line-and-sinker, there are FOODS that are anti-angiogenic! For example, strawberries are an anti-angiogenic food, making for a good excuse to pick a ton this summer!

The value in Li’s research is monumental; we now know how to prevent, and in some cases treat, all different types of cancer. AND YOU CAN DO IT SIMPLY BY CHANGING YOUR DIET! You can literally eat to starve cancer.

Should we now say a strawberry a day keeps the doctor away?

For a full list of anti-angiogenic foods, click here

Written by Keenan Mclaren

Keenan McLaren is from Boston, MA where she began her ballet training at the age of 8. She trained at the Boston Ballet School for 10 years, and upon graduating from high school, secured a job as an apprentice with Ballet Austin II. After one season in Austin, Keenan then joined Dayton Ballet, where she danced for 5 seasons, performing many principal and soloist roles, as well as had many roles created on her by such choreographers as Christopher Fleming, Gregory Robinson, Steven Mills, Jeffrey Hughes, and Alan Hineline. In the fall of 2010, Keenan moved to Philadelphia to join the newly established BalletFleming, where she had the opportunity to dance many principal roles as well and set and ballet mistress many of Mr. Fleming’s works. For the upcoming season, Keenan is thrilled to be joining Nashville Ballet.
In her free time, Keenan is an avid yogi and yoga teacher, having just completed her training with Baron Baptiste. She is also a huge foodie and loves cooking and experimenting in the kitchen, especially with raw and vegan foods. Keenan also loves photography, particularly black and white film. In 2008, she won a Dance Magazine Photo contest and hopes to one day become a dance photographer.