Cancer Prevention

7 Best Anti-aging Herbs: Garlic

…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 least a clove of garlic…

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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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Breastfeeding Prevents Cancer and Diabetes

…several months of life, hopefully even longer. Breastfeeding has been 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…

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Three Foods That Promote Prostate Health

…growth of active prostate cancer. It didn’t focus on actual prevention, or on the use of pomegranate juice as a cure for prostate cancer. However, based on other research studies I would have no problem recommending its use as part of a program to prevent prostate cancer. And while it might on its…

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The Health Benefits of Whey

…been shown to help prevent colon cancer and stop the spread and development of various other forms of cancer. CLA, which I’ve highly recommended in the past, has been shown to inhibit a number of types of human cancer cell lines and protect against chemically-induced cancers from environmental toxins…

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Preventing Diarrhea With Sour Milk?

…rate of breast cancer. Yogurt can also drop LDL cholesterol levels as much as 10 percent in one week, while raising HDL cholesterol levels (the good kind). And regular yogurt (not the low-fat kind) contains the hormone-like substance prostaglandin E2, which, among other things, can prevent ulcers. It can…

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The Three Most Powerful Superfoods

…other infections. Like royal jelly, bee pollen enhances immunity and has been shown to prevent cancer. As with royal jelly, you only need a small amount of bee pollen on a daily basis if you're taking it for prevention--100 milligrams a day is plenty. Now it’s your turn: What superfood has improved your…

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What Is a Superfood?

…bright, dark, or intense colors—such as beets, sweet potatoes, peppers—are high in polyphenols and antioxidants and have been linked to cancer prevention. Now it's your turn: What's your favorite superfood?

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The Whey to Good Health

…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 could…

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Can Sunscreen Do More Harm Than Good?

…antidepressants) and vitamin D deficiencies, both of which sunlight helps to prevent. Studies have also shown that, while sunscreen use can prevent visible burning, it’s questionable whether it actually results in a drop in skin cancer rates—particularly melanoma, the most deadly form. And, then there’s…

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Health Benefits of Fiber for Weight Loss

In the 1980s, the big "discovery" was the importance of fiber in the diet. There were dozens of reports explaining how high-fiber diets could prevent heart disease, ease common digestive problems, and help dozens of other health problems. I'd like to add another key health benefit of fiber: weight loss…

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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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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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Fiber and Digestive Cleansing

…resulting 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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Safe Alternatives to NSAIDs

…Alternatives, I 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…

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Weekly Update for August 19, 2013

…Your Weight Loss Efforts Also, coming up on my blog this week: * How Spirulina Can Help Arthritis Pain – Wednesday, August 21 * Breastfeeding Prevents Cancer and Diabetes –Thursday, August 22 * How to Treat Head Lice Naturally – Friday, August 23 Be sure to visit again in a couple days! Now it’s…

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The Superpowers of Fermented Foods

…probiotics) that keep the digestive tract running efficiently, but also protect the heart, boost immunity, reduce the risk of diabetes and obesity, and prevent food allergies. Just the sheer numbers of bacteria in fermented foods can be astronomical, which ensures large numbers will survive the trip through…

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The Power of Proper Sleep

…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 for granted. I'm convinced you can prevent hundreds of different health problems by modifying and…

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