Cancer

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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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. Since June is National Men’s Health Month, I thought it was a good time to shed some light on three foods that can help to keep your prostate…

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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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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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The Three Most Powerful Superfoods

…percent, soybeans 35 percent, meats and fish from 15 to 25 percent, and eggs only 12 percent. Spirulina usage helps most problems from arthritis to cancer to diabetes and cataracts. 2. Royal Jelly Royal jelly is the "food" that turns an ordinary worker bee into a queen bee. Because of this royal diet…

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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Could Tap Water Contribute to Prostate Cancer?

…drinking tap water and prostate cancer deaths. The researchers looked at the percentage of women using oral contraceptives, IUDs, condoms, and vaginal barrier contraceptives in 87 different countries. Then they compared the incidence and deaths from prostate cancer in those same countries. Unlike any…

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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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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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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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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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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

…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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