Brain Cancer

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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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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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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Breastfeeding Prevents Cancer and Diabetes

…the number of the local chapter in your immediate area. Now it's your turn: Did you develop diabetes or cancer after breastfeeding? You May Also Be Interested In: * Mother's Milk: The Original Brain Food * Recommendations for Breast Health

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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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Padma for Brain Health

…emotional instability with a lack of blood flow to the brain. Atherosclerosis is a systemic problem. If you're experiencing circulation problems, whether the symptoms are in your legs or your heart, it is a sign that your small arteries supplying your brain are starting to clog and impede blood flow. Since…

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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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Mother’s Milk: The Original Brain Food

Fewer mothers are breast-feeding these days than at any other time in history, and those who are do so for much shorter periods of time. Complete books have been written extolling the many benefits of breast feeding. In addition to providing the perfect nutritional components for proper growth and…

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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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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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Fight Alzheimer's With Honokiol

…components in the brain and central nervous system makes honokiol a very powerful natural therapy. (J 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…

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Why You Should Walk for Exercise

…dramatic difference in helping to maintain normal brain function and the development of new brain cells. In two separate studies, researchers found that after several months of regular walking, older adults showed an increase in blood flow to the brain, which resulted in improved learning, memory, and…

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Preventing Falls While You Improve Your Memory

…that poor physical fitness reduces the nerve connections to a shrinking area of the brain involved in learning and memory called the hippocampus. Researchers at the University of Illinois have demonstrated that the brains of senior citizens who walked 40 minutes a day three times a week for a year showed…

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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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Statins Decrease Exercise's Benefits

…of 10 percent in those not taking the drug. This has implications for brain health, too. Exercise also increases the formation of additional mitochondria in the brain. When you start to decrease mitochondria biogenesis in the brain, you’re setting yourself up for various central nervous system diseases…

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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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A Serotonin Sleep Shake Recipe

…false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE Walnuts are said to be the richest dietary source of the compound serotonin. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter in the brain that provides two particularly desirable effects. First, it promotes feelings of relaxation and well being. Second, it gives a feeling of satiety, that…

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Power Naps: A Smart Idea

…important as our diet, our exercise program, etc. We do know that sleep is necessary for our brains to encode or imprint what we’ve learned from the previous day. These studies also show that, during sleep, brain levels of glycogen are replenished. Although I doubt it will be implemented any time soon…

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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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