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  1. Vitamin D3 for Health, Cancer Prevention and Recovery Georgia Tetlow, MD

  2. Georgia Tetlow, MD • Fellow, University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine • CEO, Founder of Philadelphia Integrative Medicine • Clinical Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine Thomas Jefferson Medical College

  3. Georgia Tetlow, MD • Yoga Teacher for 20 years • Mindfulness teacher

  4. Mission Philadelphia Integrative Medicine offers a comprehensive approach to health and healing which recognizes the whole person, and champions self-care for health, illness recovery and prevention through education, inspiration and empowerment.

  5. Mission Philadelphia Integrative Medicine offers a comprehensive approach to health and healing which recognizes the whole person, and champions self-care for health, illness recovery and prevention through education, inspiration and empowerment.

  6. Agenda • What’s an integrative approach? • Diet and Cancer • Cancer • Vitamin D, Vitamin D and Cancer • How much? • Working with your doctor • Q & A

  7. Agenda • What’s an integrative approach? • Diet, and Diet and Cancer • Vitamin D • Vitamin D and Cancer • How much? • Working with your doctor • Q & A

  8. Integrative Medicine • Best of conventional and evidence based alternative

  9. Integrative Medicine Treatments that are • Safe • Effective • Compatible with conventional treatment

  10. Innate ability to heal

  11. “Integrative medicine honors the innate ability of the body to heal, values the relationship between patient and physician, and integrates complementary and alternative medicine to support the organism and facilitate healing.” ---Victoria Maizes, MD University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine

  12. Food as medicine • Nutrigenomics

  13. “There is now good evidence that nutrition has significant influences on the expression of genes, and, likewise, genetic variation can have a significant effect on food intake, metabolic response to food, individual nutrient requirements…” Ferguson LR., Nutrigenomics: integrating genomic approaches into nutrition research., MolDiagnTher. 2006;10(2):101-8)

  14. Diet and cancer A wealth of evidence points to diet as one of the most important modifiable determinants of the risk of developing cancer… Ross, SA., Nutritional Genomic Approaches to Cancer Prevention Research., ExpOncol. 2007 Dec;29(4):250-6.

  15. VITAMIN D3 • Sunlight • Diet • Fatty fish, fish liver oils • Fortified foods • Milk, yogurt, cereals, orange juice • Supplements—from fat of lambs wool • Hormone

  16. VITAMIN D3 • Metabolized by liver, kidneys, colon, prostate, breast, lung, pancreas • Drug interactions? • Steroids like prednisone • Some weight loss/cholesterol lowering drugs • Phenobarbital and Dilantin (phenytoin) • Anti-tuberculosis drugs • Statin medications and thiazide diuretics (mild increase)

  17. VITAMIN D3 • Vitamin D3 as calcitriol indirectly represses and activates oncogenes and tumor suppression genes • Vitamin D compounds inhibit cancer growth and even kill cancer cells in vitro and in vivo

  18. VITAMIN D3 • Anti-proliferative--induce differentiation

  19. VITAMIN D3 • Anti-proliferative--induce differentiation

  20. VITAMIN D3 • Normal blood smear

  21. VITAMIN D3 • Chronic myelogenous leukemia

  22. VITAMIN D3

  23. VITAMIN D3 • Induction of molecule that restrains cell growth (cancer) • vitamin D receptor competes with cancer transcription factor that causes proliferation • Inhibits angiogenesis • Encourages normal cell cycle—including cell death Cancer J. 2010;16(1):1-9

  24. VITAMIN D3 • Considerable data for role of Vitamin D3 is cancer therapy and prevention • No well designed trial of optimal vitamin D has ever been conducted • Should be studied as a cancer drug • Single agent or in combination • Define optimal dose Cancer J. 2010;16(1):1-9

  25. You and Vitamin D • How much should I take? • What form of vitamin D? • What’s my optimal blood level?

  26. Dose • Institute of Medicine (age 9 and up): • minimum 600IU/day • Upper limit of normal 4000IU/day • Safe level: 2,000IU daily • Need blood level to achieve target range • Clinicians have different target ranges

  27. VITAMIN D3 Blood test: 25-OH vitamin D

  28. VITAMIN D3

  29. What kind? • Replete all fat soluble vitamins • Get A/D3/K1/K2 • Vitamin D Complex

  30. If there are profits from supplement sales, proceeds go to free educational programs like this one

  31. Where • www.philly-im.com • Proceeds for educational programs!! • Code: GT190 • 10%off

  32. Agenda • What’s an integrative approach? • Diet and Cancer • Cancer • Vitamin D, Vitamin D and Cancer • How much? • Working with your doctor

  33. Monthly webinars—spread the word! • September: Stress Reduction with Dr. Georgia: A Holistic Path for a Modern Lifestyle • Friday, 9/28 , 12-1pm • October: An Integrative Approach to Weight Loss • Recording

  34. Handouts • Best Amount of D3 for a Breast Cancer Survivor • Vitamin D Prevents Colorectal Cancer • Vitamin D • Q&A