Fulda 2013 conference #7: Heavy metals and shift in redox potential in tumours (Dr John G Ionescu) – also why cancer patients should not have glutathione

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The Christmas Market at Fulda:  German Schokokuss (chocolate-covered marshmallows)

This is one of a series of 10 talks given at an integrative conference held in Fulda, German in December 2013.  The conference was organised and sponsored by Dr Reinwald of Dr Reinwald Healthcare GmBH and manufacturers of Master Amino Acid Pattern (MAP-Product Info-Basic-E-Web (1) Copy), a nutritional supplement.

Dr John Ionescu graduated with a doctoral degree in medical biochemistry from the University of Saabrucken in 1983.  He was research director in a German dermatology clinic in 1985.  In 1986, he was the director of a clinic for nutritional and environmental medicine in Neukirchen.  He holds memberships in the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, the American Academy of Environmental Medicine, German Society of Anti-Aging Medicine, European Academy of Environmental Medicine.  He is Associate Professor for integrative medicine and gerontology at the Carol Davila University (Bucharest), and lecturer in clinical nutrition at the Danube University Krems (Vienna).  Since 2009 he has been a member of the task force for environmental medicine at the German Ministry of Health (Berlin).

john.ionescu@gmx.com, www.spezialklinik-neukirchen.de

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I found this talk a steep learning curve in terms of technical knowledge, and had to dredge up my memories of ‘O’ level chemistry on chemical reactions – reduction and oxidation – and also to go onto YouTube for some refreshers.  I’m not sure if I’ve got to the bottom of the talk yet, so it’s a work-in-progress.

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Fulda 2013 conference #3: Master Amino Acid Pattern (MAP) and its special use in cancer (Prof. Dr. Maurizio Luca-Moretti)

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The Christmas Market at Fulda

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[This was the keynote speaker and the first presentation on the morning of the conference, on a subject that would be a recurring theme in other presentations.  Unfortunately, Peter and I  were driving from Frankfurt, and because of traffic congestion, arrived about 30 minutes from the end of the lecture.

My apologies therefore, that my notes are incomplete, and this post therefore does not do justice to Prof Luca-Moretti’s fascinating lecture.  If anyone has a recording of the lecture, please send it to me and I will be more than happy to fill in the gaps.  This post is an amalgamation of several information handouts to give the background to the MAP and to place the talk in its context.]

The Speaker:  Professor Doctor Luca-Moretti has a doctoral degree in medicine, and is former professor for clinical nutritionat St. Thomas University in Florida.  He was also scientific director, president and CEO of the International Nutritional Research Centre (INRC) in Coral Gables, Florida.  He is the discover of Master Amino Acid Pattern (“MAP”), and has published numerous scientific publications and received international awards for his discovery relating to MAP.

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Fulda conference 2013 #1: Integrative cancer conference

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Updated 28 Dec 2013

Here are the highlights of the integrative cancer conference I attended on 30 November and 1 December, 2013, in Fulda, Germany.  I will be writing individual posts on each topic.

First a huge-thank you to Dr Heinz Reinwald for letting me and Peter Trayhurn attend this conference, and also for giving us his time and consideration, and a discount on the conference fees.

(I’m not sure what the practitioners made of having two patients in their midst, but we were very discrete and were there on a fact-finding mission to find out what was the latest in integrative approaches to cancer, and to suss out which were the doctors who were doing leading-edge research.)

I was impressed by the organisation of the conference.  The conference hotel was luxurious, the room was comfortable, and there were German-English translators as the majority of the talks was in German.  The food at mealtimes was fantastic, four-star buffets with plenty of ketogenic diet options.  Everyone was friendly, which was very important for me.  The quality of the speakers was excellent, world-class, and if I had the money I would go again next year.  It was a bit of a steep learning curve for me at times – if you are a patient and interested in next year’s conference, I suggest that you bone up on the causes of cancer.  If you have a degree in biochemistry that would be helpful as some of the lectures are fairly technical!

Now that I’ve been going through my notes, my overall impression is that the conference was a good mix of providing new information on approaches to cancer treatments, as well as showcasing the products of the sponsor, Dr Reinwald, in particular, Master Amino Acid Pattern (MAP) without being too much of a hard-sell.

Getting information that is not available on websites is not easy where cancer treatments are concerned – so much depends on where you are looking, and a lot of research is still not readily available.  So to be in the midst of practitioners who are sharing their knowledge, backed up by hard-core research and trials, was immensely valuable – thank you, Dr Reinwald!  And to be able to get together world-class practitioners speaks volumes for Dr Reinwald’s reputation and organisation and products.

Conference for Integrative Medicine in Fulda

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The Christmas market at Fulda

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Hallwang Clinic #8 – the diet dilemma

As you can see from the photos below, the food at Hallwang was very good.  Too good in fact.

Cake Tray

Daily freshly-baked cakes (before the men got to it!)

There were three chefs working shifts who cooked haute cuisine-standard, three-course meals to order.  Breakfast was anything you liked. There was even room service for those staying at the clinic and who didn’t want to eat in the restaurant.  There was an open supply of biscuits and fruit for in-between meals.

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The Ketogenic Diet and cancer

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This is the anti-cancer diet that everyone is talking about right now.

In essence:  the ketogenic diet is a lower calorie diet that is high in fat, moderate in protein and very very low in carbohydrates.

The rationale: there are two sources of fuel for cells – glucose and fatty acids.  Glucose comes mostly from carbohydrates in our diet.  Fatty acids can come from either food, or from breaking down fats already stored in our cells.  When large amount of fatty acids are available, they are broken down by the liver into ketones.

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