Cancer

The Superpowers of Fermented Foods

…reasons I like sauerkraut is for its numerous strains of bacteria, many of which I’m sure haven’t even been categorized. It also contains various cancer-fighting compounds, vitamin C, minerals, and other nutrients. Kefir can be found in many markets today and is fairly easy to make at home, as well…

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What is Ashwagandha?

…-cell degeneration * contains anti-malarial properties * offers anti-inflammatory benefits Ashwagandha has even been found to reduce the growth of cancer cells. Ashwagandha should also be used by anyone who is having adrenal or hormonal problems. Dosage 1 to 6 grams of ashwagandha would be advised for…

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7 Best Anti-aging Herbs: Ginseng

…patients. * Cancer: Korean researchers tested various forms of ginseng and its effects on cancer. In practically every case, the overall cancer risk dropped in patients taking ginseng extracts or whole ginseng powders. Ginseng was particularly effective at lowering the risk of cancers of the lip, oral…

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The Conventional vs. Organic Debate Continues

…-term exposure to health problems for several reasons. One, the time lag between the exposure and the manifestation and diagnosis of a disease, like cancer, can be decades. Two, exposure rates to toxins are different for each individual. Three, each of us has biological weaknesses, genetic variations,…

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Safe Alternatives to NSAIDs

…answered a question from a reader about whether or not I have changed my views on aspirin, considering it has been found to prevent heart attacks, cancer, and even Alzheimer’s disease. Not to mention, millions of people regularly use aspirin and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like…

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Chia Seed Berry Pudding

…seeds are also rich in minerals such as magnesium and phosphorus and full of antioxidants that help protect the body from free radicals, aging, and cancer. If you are on a gluten-free diet, do not worry as chia seeds contain no gluten or grains. They also work as a great vegan egg replacer as the seeds…

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A Daily Soda Ups Diabetes Risk

…sweetened soft drinks come with their own list of serious health side effects including headaches, memory loss, and an increased risk of developing cancerous tumors. Artificial sweeteners have also been shown to increase cravings for sweets, which can lead to a higher consumption of sugary and refined carbohydrate…

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Cleanse with Cabbage Juice

…cabbage juice is rich in compounds called indoles. Numerous studies have shown that indoles are detoxifying agents and can stop the formation of colon cancer. * One of the more fascinating uses of cab-bage and/or cabbage juice may be in protecting the body against radiation. In the 1950’s, our military…

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Go Crazy for Coconuts

…of raw coconut oil (which contains over 92% saturated fats). Even in our part of the world, between these two extremes, cardiovascular diseases, cancer, and type 2 diabetes were rare when our society consumed more free-range and/or wild animal meat (including the fat as lard) and minimally processed…

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7 Steps to Healthy Sleep

…or her immune system, disrupting prostaglandin production and intracellular calcium levels, and increasing the risk of developing depression and cancer in the future. Also, if you have to go to the bathroom during the night, it would be best not to turn on the light. At this point, I'd go by rule that…

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The Health Benefits of Whey

…everything from the flu to cancer. Anti-Cancer Benefits of Whey To date, most of the studies on whey protein and cancer have been performed using laboratory animals. These studies have found that a diet supplemented with whey protein provides protection against toxin-induced cancers of the esophagus, lung…

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The Hidden Dangers in Your Toothpaste

Want to avoid cold sore outbreaks, and potentially cancer as well? Then check your toothpaste. One of the main ingredients in most commercial toothpaste is sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), used as a foaming agent in toothpastes, shampoos, and other soaps. I’ve noticed that using toothpaste containing…

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Milk Thistle Protects Against Skin Cancer

…skin aging and mutations in skin cells that can later develop into skin cancer. Under ideal circumstances, the immune system either repairs the mutated cells or kills them so they don’t have the chance to progress to the cancerous stage. In the study I mentioned, when skin cells were treated with the…

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Cut Sugar, Boost Testosterone

…widespread. By doing nothing else but eliminating sugar from your diet, you can significantly reduce your risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, cancer, hormonal problems, obesity, and practically every major disease of our time. And now, you can add boosting your testosterone levels to that list.…

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Oral Health and Cancer--Is There a Connection?

…from cancer. The oral health and causes of death of 1,390 individuals was documented from 1985–2009. Those with the highest amounts of dental plaque were almost two times as likely to have cancer as those with the least amount of plaque. The type of cancer varied among men, while breast cancer was the…

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7 Best Anti-aging Herbs: Garlic

…walls of blood vessels. Some preliminary work at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York has also shown that naturally occurring compounds found in garlic can assist in preventing the progression of prostate cancer. For overall health and disease prevention, I recommend that you consume at…

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Three Foods That Promote Prostate Health

Many doctors are quick to test for prostate cancer, but unfortunately few tell their patients how to prevent prostate cancer from developing in the first place. Diet is a very good place to start. Here are three foods that can help to keep your prostate healthy. 1. Lycopene-rich foods found primarily…

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Can Sunscreen Do More Harm Than Good?

…of warnings about the flu, we'll be hearing from medical experts about the importance of using sunscreen every day to protect ourselves from skin cancer. Daily sunscreen use and warnings to avoid the sun at all costs have been the mantra of government agencies and most medical professionals for at least…

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7 Best Anti-aging Herbs: Turmeric

…singlehandedly address some of today's greatest health threats, including arthritis, asthma, cardiovascular disease, hepatitis, gallbladder problems and lung cancer from smoking and other pollutants. I recommend about a heaping tablespoon of turmeric a day. Some people eat it straight, but you can also try sprinkling…

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The Whey to Good Health

…whey contains a protein called lactoferrin, which is associated with a wide range of benefits including immune support, anti-inflammatory action, cancer prevention, infection fighting, and wound healing. Research has now determined that lactoferrin is able to increase the production of new bone, which…

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Omega-3s Linked to Prostate Cancer? Not So Fast...

…National Cancer Institute suggests that omega-3 fish oil supplements could potentially increase the risk of prostate cancer. As usually is the case when it comes to negative supplement studies, this analysis is nothing more than fear mongering. This study followed 834 men diagnosed with prostate cancer (156…

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Breastfeeding Prevents Cancer and Diabetes

…found to prevent disease in children and also in mothers. Read on for more information on how breastfeeding has been found to prevent diabetes and cancer. Diabetes By choosing the convenience of cow’s milk or manmade formulas over breast feeding, mothers may be subjecting their children to a lifelong…

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Broccoli and Cancer Prevention

If you want the maximum anti-cancer benefits from broccoli, don’t overcook it. That’s what researchers at the University of Illinois recently found. Broccoli provides an anti-cancer compound called sulforaphane, but its formation requires the presence of an enzyme called myrosinase. Overcooking…

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Reduce Estrogen Dominance With Probiotics

…circulation. Studies have shown that excess glucuronidase activity in the gut is associated with an increased cancer risk—particularly estrogen-dependent breast, prostate, and colon cancers. However, researchers also have demonstrated that fermented foods and probiotic supplements containing the Lactobacillus…

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Preventing Diarrhea With Sour Milk?

…prescription antibiotics. Eating yogurt may also decrease the risk of cancer. One French study discovered that among women who ate dairy products, those who ate the greatest amounts of yogurt had the lowest rate of breast cancer. Yogurt can also drop LDL cholesterol levels as much as 10 percent in one…

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Fight Alzheimer's With Honokiol

…Neuroinflammation 12;9:57) Honokiol is an expensive supplement, but it has also been shown to help treat numerous kinds of cancer by stopping the formation of new blood vessels that feed the cancer. In addition, it’s a very strong antioxidant, an antiviral compound, and a natural antidepressant. HonoPure is…

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Need Another Reason to Take a Multi?

…,000 male participants over a 13-year span, taking a daily dose of one particular multivitamin reduced the total risk of cancer in by 8 percent, and certain site-specific cancers by 12 percent. These participants (doctors themselves) were given either a multivitamin or a placebo to take every day for…

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Fiber and Digestive Cleansing

…in less food intake. 4In the 1980s, there was a huge push promoting the benefits of fiber in the diet, particularly its ability to prevent colon cancer. Since that time, there have been conflicting studies, and, for some reason, fiber has fallen out of favor. I predict (something I do very rarely)…

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Health Benefits of Fiber for Weight Loss

…." It swells and softens the stool, and it also scrubs and stimulates the intestines as it passes through. It helps protect against constipation, cancer, and the formation of pockets and inflammation in the colon. On the other hand, soluble fiber dissolves in water and forms sticky gums and gels. They…

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Loosen Up for Better Vision

Years ago, I discussed the fact that wearing bras for long periods of time (particularly 24 hours a day) increased the risk of developing breast cancer. And, by now everyone knows that bikini underwear and "tighty whities" on men can induce sterility. It all has to do with circulation. In the former…

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Safe Grilling Tips

…The good news is that something as simple as marinating your meat for at least 30 minutes prior to grilling can help reduce the formation of these cancer-causing compounds. Research shows that marinades that contain various herbs and spices--like rosemary, garlic, thyme, basil, etc.--can reduce HCAs…

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Food Causing Your IBS? Use Food to Fight It

…at all times. It provides one of the widest varieties of beneficial bacteria that are known to protect against everything from bowel troubles to cancer. It’s inexpensive and easy to make and keep. A little salt, cabbage, and a crock are all that’s needed. * Focus on fiber. Remember that fiber comes…

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Spirulina Helps Hepatitis C Patients

…More than 180 million individuals are infected worldwide, including 4 million in the US. It is the nation’s leading cause of liver failure, liver cancer, and liver transplantation. Typically, hepatitis C treatment entails a 48-week program of antiviral medications. Early treatment results in about a…

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Save That Golden Milk

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE I want to share a tip I received from a mother about saving her breast milk for a rainy day. The first milk produced by a pregnant woman is called colostrum, yellowish in hue, it is thick and sticky and what I would call super golden milk. It is rich…

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Foods for Oral Health

I’m fascinated by some research being done over in Ireland. Researchers at Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) have been studying the effects of various foods modified by enzymes. For example, in one study they found that digested milk proteins kept harmful bacteria from adhering to intestinal…

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The Power of Proper Sleep

…light exposure can be contributing to fatigue, insomnia, depression, a weakened immune system, and a long list of other health problems-including cancer. Think of Sleep as an Investment in Your Future Even though we spend as much as a third of our life sleeping, it seems that most of us just take it…

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