John Potter, an award-winning public health researcher, examines the latest research on what causes cancer and other chronic diseases.
What is scientists’ current understanding of the balance between diet, genes and plain bad luck, and how is the balance shifting?
He explores how our adaptation to the diets of our ancestors can be linked to the diseases we experience in the present – and explains what the evidence says we can do about it.
John D. Potter is Professor at CPHR, Massey University, Wellington; Adjunct Professor at University of Canterbury, Christchurch; Senior Advisor, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC) and Professor Emeritus of Epidemiology at the University of Washington, both in Seattle, USA; and Chief Science Advisor, New Zealand Ministry of Health. Potter has had an outstanding international research career focussing on nutrition, other environmental and host factors, and genetics in the aetiology and pathobiology of cancer and other chronic diseases. This has broadened to “planetary overload”, especially in relation to diet and environmental degradation.
After 5 years of clinical medicine, Potter worked at CSIRO Division of Human Nutrition, Adelaide (1977-1986), completing his PhD and beginning his close partnership with Tony McMichael. Then, in the US, he held increasingly senior posts at the Universities of Minnesota and Washington and FHCRC (including as Director of its Division of Public Health Sciences, one of the largest groups of public-health scientists anywhere).
Potter chaired the international panel that produced Food, Nutrition, and the Prevention of Cancer: A Global Perspective (1997). Recent visiting appointments have included the Cambridge Research Institute, University of Cambridge, UK and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), Lyon. He is founding co-chair of the Asia Cohort Consortium, a collaborative cohort study across Asia of 1.1 million people.
International awards include: India’s Gopalan Oration Gold Medal for nutrition science (1996); American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) DeWitt Goodman Lectureship for international leadership in research in nutrition, cancer, and cancer prevention (2000); the US National Cancer Institute Annual Advances in Cancer Prevention Award (2005); AACR-American Cancer Society Award for Research Excellence in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention (2009); and the 2012 Medal of Honour of IARC.
He is currently PI of CPHR’s research study: Comparison of two invitation-based methods for Human Papillomavirus (HPV) self-sampling with standard recall for usual care among un- and under-screened Māori, Pacific and Asian women: a randomised controlled community trial to examine the effect of self-sampling on participation in cervical-cancer screening as well as participating as an investigator in other studies.
Potter has authored or co-authored more than 690 scientific papers, chapters, and books. His Scopus H-Index is 111 (see http://orcid.org/0000-0001-5439-1500; http://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=35380121900; and http://www.fredhutch.org/en/labs/profiles/potter-john.html)
In 1881, over 1,500 colonial troops invaded the village of Parihaka near the Taranaki coast. Many people were expelled, buildings destroyed, and chiefs Te Whiti o Rongomai and Tohu Kākahi were jailed.
In this BWB Text, Rachel Buchanan tells her own, deeply personal story of Parihaka. Beginning with the death of her father, a man with affiliations to many of Taranaki’s eight iwi, she describes her connection to Taranaki, the land and mountain; and the impact of confiscation. Buchanan discusses the apologies and settlements that have taken place since te pāhuatanga, the invasion of Parihaka.
Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa is the great ocean continent. While it is common to understand the ocean as something that divides land, for those Indigenous to the Pacific or the Moana, it was traditionally a connector and an ancestor.
Imperialism in the Moana, however, created false divides between islands and separated their peoples. In this BWB Text, Lana Lopesi argues that globalising technologies and the adaptability of Moana peoples are now turning the ocean back into the unifying continent that it once was.
The state of New Zealand’s freshwater has become a pressing public issue in recent years. From across the political spectrum, concern is growing about the pollution of New Zealand’s rivers and streams. We all know they need fixing. But how do we do it?
In Mountains to Sea, leading ecologist Mike Joy teams up with thinkers from all walks of life to consider how we can solve New Zealand’s freshwater crisis. The book covers a wide range of topics, including food production, public health, economics and Māori narratives of water. Mountains to Sea offers new perspectives on this urgent problem.
Mike Joy; Tina Ngata; Nick Kim; Vanessa Hammond; Alison Dewes; Paul Tapsell, Peter Fraser; Kyleisha Foote; Catherine Knight; Steve Carden; Phil McKenzie; Chris Perley.
Laura Hoggins spent her early adult life a slave to the scales and a fad diet junkie. Fed up of feeling unhappy, exhausted and demotivated, something had to change.
That's when she discovered lifting - the ultimate form of fitness that celebrated effort over results and empowerment over appearance.
Packed full of practical tips and myth-busing advice, Lift Yourself is your go-to companion to strength training which will help you to:
· turbo-charge your metabolism
· improve your mental health
· recharge your energy levels
Now a qualified strength and conditioning coach, Laura's 10 Lifting Commandments will help you kick-start a happier, healthier life. So, get ready for lift-off and prepare to find out just how strong you are.
Learn to distinguish NON-Foods from REAL foods -- fake or counterfeit foods from truly Whole SOURCE FOODS.
Why eating Certified Organic foods is much healthier.
Why regular table salt is toxic and linked to Alzheimer’s disease and should be replaced with Sea Salt.
Why Aspartame is a poison to be avoided.
Why MSG is a poison to be avoided.
The value of Sunlight and the Vitamin D it produces.
The importance of clean water and hydration.
How to get the best fiber nature offers for optimal colon health.
How to look for and avoid the neurotoxin Aluminum in many surprising products including toothpaste.
Why GMO foods should be avoided and how to do it.
The importance of maintaining the “friendly” bacteria in your digestive system -- what you can do.
Why most oils sold in the conventional grocery stores are actually rancid and how to identify the healthy, nourishing oils that are essential to your body’s brain tissue, cell membranes, and immune system health.
Why pasteurized and homogenized milk is a destroyed food and the alternatives.
Make raw Organic Fresh-Flaked Oatmeal Cereal for 100% nutrition.
How to eliminate Heartburn simply and easily.
How to minimize the effects of the radioactive fallout from the Fukushima nuclear disaster which is now in the food supply.
A simple Flush/Cleanse for your Liver and Gallbladder that can restore the vital normal flow of bile -- this is beneficial even if you have had your gallbladder removed.
I wondered why I had so many illnesses in my life and why I was so allergic to medicine:
At birth I was allergic to my mother’s milk and cow’s milk.
I had painful earaches and had my tonsils and adenoids removed.
Age 7 I had Rheumatic Fever and was in Children’s Hospital for a year.
Was left with a heart murmur, Migraine Headaches, 137 food and environmental allergies, asthma, and rheumatic aches and pains which would last most of my life.
Was thrown from my horse at age 50 which shattered the third vertebra in my neck, broke the bone of my ear and eardrum.
Had pancreatic cancer at age 55.
Now I know I had all these health problems so I would research natural ways to remedy these situations. I am like old wine, the older I get, the better I get.
Founded The Myrtle Tree Health Clinic at age 57.
Ran, Walked a 26.2 marathon at age 65.
Started The Myrtle Tree Online at age 70.
Started H.I.M. Writing Letters and giving Bible Studies to Inmates at age 75.
I am certainly not finished with this life, and I will gladly share all my great adventures as time goes by.
John Potter begins by surveying the prehistory of the tenor in the medieval period, when Gregorian chant and early polyphony had implications for a voice-type, and proceeds to the sixteenth century, when singers were first identified as tenors. He focuses on many of the greatest tenors-- those who predated the gramophone as well as those whose recorded voices may still be heard--and considers the ways in which each is historically significant. The names range from legendary early figures like Ludwig Schnoor von Carolsfeld (Wagner's first Tristan) to those more familiar like Enrico Caruso, Richard Tauber, Mario Lanza, Roberto Alagna, Ian Bostridge, Andrea Bocelli, Il Divo, and, of course, Pavarotti, Domingo, and Carreras. Admirers of the tenor voice will especially appreciate the book's unique reference section, with bibliographical and discographical/video information on several hundred tenors.
The New York Times bestselling author of The Hormone Cure and The Hormone Reset Diet shows every woman how to create a lifestyle that will help her look great, feel energized, and slow down the effects of aging.
Feel destined for cellulite, saddle bags, and belly fat? Does your family come from a long line of Alzheimer's, cancer, or heart disease? Will nothing help your aging skin or declining libido or flagging energy? This book is for you.
The body is magnificent but it doesn't come with a lifetime warranty, or an operating manual. You're the result of millions of years of evolution, but many of the adaptations that helped your ancestors survive are now working overtime to accelerate the aging process. The assumption here is that we are our genes and therefore trapped by the past. The good news is that your genetic code—the DNA sequence that is the biochemical basis of heredity—can play a minor role in the way you age.
The scientific reality is that 90 percent of the signs of aging and disease are caused by lifestyle choices, not your genes. In other words, you have the capability to overcome and transform your genetic history and tendencies. Harvard/MIT—trained physician Sara Gottfried, M.D. has created a revolutionary 7-week program that empowers us to make the critical choices necessary to not just look young, but also feel young.
Dr. Gottfried identifies and builds this book around the five-key factors that lead to accelerated aging -the muscle factor, the brain factor, the hormone factor, the gut factor, and the toxic fat factor. The 7-week program addresses these factors and treats them in an accessible and highly practical protocol and is as follows:Feed—Week 1Sleep—Week 2Move—Week 3Release—Week 4Expose—Week 5Soothe—Week 6Think—Week 7
Younger increases not only your lifespan, but also your healthspan. Dr. Gottfried's program makes it possible to change the way you age, stay younger longer, and remain healthy and vibrant for all of your days.