Cancer

IV Vitamin C Kills Cancer Cells

…effective against many types of cancer, including lung, brain, colon, breast, pancreatic, and ovarian. Animal studies show that when human cancers are grafted into animals, high-dose IV vitamin C decreases tumor size by 41 to 53 percent “in diverse cancer types known for both their aggressive…

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7 Baking Soda Health Benefits

…Soda #2: Cancer. Studies have shown that dietary measures to boost bicarbonate levels can increase the pH of acidic tumors without upsetting the pH of the blood and healthy tissues. Although this hasn’t yet been studied in human clinical trials, animal models of human breast cancer show that…

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Treating Shingles Naturally

…drugstores or may be purchased at releev.com. Use as directed. Now it’s your turn: Have you ever had shingles, and if so, did you use any other natural treatments than those mentioned here? You May Also Be Interested in * Just Say No to the Shingles Vaccine! * IV Vitamin C Kills Cancer Cells

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4 Ways to Protect Yourself from Breast Cancer

…percent of all cancers could be prevented by healthy lifestyle choices. Here’s my four-step protection plan for keeping breast cancer at bay. 1. Eat more plant foods. Switching to a plant-based diet is one of the most powerful ways to reduce your risk of ever getting breast cancer. Start with…

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3 Healing Herbs

…of research on garlic is cancer. In lab studies, garlic has been shown to inhibit the growth of several types of cancer cells, and a number of epidemiological studies suggest that eating a lot of garlic and related vegetables reduces risk of gastric and colorectal cancer. In one study of more than…

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Natural Treatment for Atrial Fibrillation

…488-1500. You can also learn about receiving a complimentary consultation here. Now it’s your turn: What natural treatments for atrial fibrillation have you tried? You May Also Be Interested in * How to Select a Quality CoQ10 Supplement * Is There a Link Between Fish Oil and Prostate Cancer?

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Tips for Preventing Cancer

…cure.” And nothing could be truer when it comes to preventing cancer. According to the National Cancer Institute’s Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) database, nearly one in every two American men will develop cancer at some point in their lives, and one in four will die of…

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Preventing Cancer Can Be As Easy As Standing Up

…lead to obesity and diabetes—and now we can add increased cancer risk to the list. According to the American Institute for Cancer Research, nearly 50,000 new cases of breast cancer per year, and over 40,000 cases of colon cancer, are caused by inactivity. What’s also important to note is…

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Say Goodbye to Sciatica

…good chance of saying goodbye to sciatica once and for all. Now it’s your turn: Have you tried or heard about any other safe, effective treatments for sciatica? You May Also Be Interested In: * Eradicate Pain With High-Intensity Laser Therapy * Medical Radiation Increases Cancer Risk Factors

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Preventing Sudden Cardiac Death

…325,000 Americans every year and claims more lives than automobile accidents, Alzheimer’s, AIDS, diabetes, and breast, prostate, and colorectal cancer combined! That’s why it’s important to know what measures are effective at preventing sudden cardiac death. What Is Sudden Cardiac…

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Going Beyond Water To Stay Hydrated & Healthy

…satisfy thirst but also confer multiple health benefits. * Green tea is known for its therapeutic polyphenols which have proven protective against cancer, heart disease, and even cavities. Green tea is also a natural, mild thermogenic agent that can be taken as a pre-meal beverage or supplement to…

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6 Reasons to Give Dark Chocolate This Valentine's Day

…well as insulin and glucose responses to the glucose tolerance test. * Mediates Inflammation. Inflammation plays a role in heart disease, diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, and more. The cocoa flavanols in dark chocolate have been shown to lower inflammation. They do this by reducing blood…

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Vitamin A Helps to Protect Against Melanoma

As summer approaches, skin cancer public health awareness campaigns are reminding us to wear sunscreen and cover up with a hat and long sleeves. Now, a new study shows that to protect yourself from melanoma—the most serious form of skin cancer—you should also consider taking vitamin A.…

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Can Alcohol Really Increase Risk of Breast Cancer?

…consumption could slightly increase a woman’s risk of breast cancer. Researchers combing through data from the ongoing Nurses’ Health Study found that three to six drinks per week increased a woman’s risk of breast cancer by nearly 15 percent. And a more recent Boston University…

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Fridays and Fish: What You Need to Know

…arthritis and other autoimmune conditions through their anti-inflammatory action. * Enhance the cells' sensitivity to insulin, protect against cancer, boost memory and mood, and help with weight loss. I highly recommend that you eat omega-3 rich salmon, trout, sardines, herring, or anchovies two…

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Defy Aging With Resveratrol

…moderate wine consumption reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease, improves insulin sensitivity, and lowers risk of diabetes and some types of cancer. People who drink wine, especially red wine, are less likely to be obese, suffer with depression, or get Alzheimer’s. And in addition to…

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Fight HPV and Cervical Dysplasia Naturally

If pharmaceutical giant Merck has its way, Gardasil, their human papillomavirus or HPV vaccine (the “cervical cancer vaccine”) would be yet another mandated immunization. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has already recommended the HPV vaccine for all females from age 9 to 26.…

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Vitamin E and Prostate Cancer

…E and Prostate Cancer * The absolute increase in risk of prostate cancer in the men taking vitamin E alone was 1.6 per 1,000 man-years. This means that for every 1,000 men taking the form of vitamin E used in this study (see No. 3 below) for one year, 1.6 more cases of prostate cancer were diagnosed…

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Cut Your Breast Cancer Risk with Walnuts?

…lower risk of developing breast cancer. Plus, the mice in the walnut-fed group that did develop breast cancer had considerably fewer—and smaller—tumors. Since October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, this is timely news. But breast cancer reduction isn’t the only reason…

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Medical Radiation Increases Cancer Risk Factors

…of Medicine (IOM) provide further proof of their link specifically to breast cancer. The IOM recently reviewed all the environmental breast cancer risk factors and came up with two proven culprits. Known Breast Cancer Risk Factors * Conventional hormone replacement therapy with conjugated estrogen…

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Health Benefits of Coffee: Prevent Skin Cancer

cancer. The researchers analyzed data from the Nurses’ Health Study conducted from 1984-2008, and followed 72,921 participants. One of the lifestyle traits they measured was coffee consumption. What they found is that the health benefits of drinking three or more cups a day lowered skin cancer

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Prevent Cancer and Protect Your Heart with Tomatoes

…that helps to neutralize harmful free radicals. Studies have shown eating foods rich in lycopene protects against lung, breast, and prostate cancers. Eating tomatoes also helps to lower your cholesterol and blood pressure—both of which can help to prevent heart attacks and strokes.…

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How To Maintain Natural Prostate Health

…prostate cancer? Some experts believe that a significant percentage of all cancers can be prevented with healthy lifestyle choices. Chief among these is eating a low-fat diet. The saturated fats in meat and dairy fuel hormone-dependent cancers and are clearly linked with prostate cancer. Trans-fatty…

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Smart Summertime Grilling Tips

…polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are formed. Fortunately, by following a few safe grilling tips you can avoid the risk of cancer from grilling. Avoid Risk of Cancer With These Safe Grilling Tips * Use the leanest cuts of meats and poultry. This is not only heart-healthy, but limits the amount…

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Health Risks of Antiperspirants: Fact or Fiction?

…antiperspirants, breast cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease because of the aluminum they contain. But do these health risks of antiperspirants really exist? A 2008 review concluded that there was no scientific evidence indicating that using an antiperspirant causes breast cancer. Likewise, though…

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The Best Foods for Health

…tumors. * A diet rich in fiber halves risk of breast cancer in premenopausal women. * Cheese is a best food for health because it’s rich in a protective fat called CLA. Cheese is also associated with a reduced risk of colorectal cancer. * Avocados nearly quintuple absorption of lycopene,…

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The Benefits of Vitamins C and E

…than the placebo group. * Help to protect you against cancer. Numerous studies have shown that high-dose vitamin C is associated with a decreased risk of cancer, and that intravenously administered vitamin C can help to fight cancer. In addition, several large epidemiological studies showed…

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How Safe Are Your Supplements?

…or offer protection from heart disease or cancer. As often happens in these anti-supplement articles, the reporters dug up a few isolated studies that illustrated their data points—for example, the faulty one about vitamin E and prostate cancer. Meanwhile, they conveniently omitted the…

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Forget About the RDAs: Here's Why You Need More B Vitamins

…5. Reduce Your Risk of Cancer: In a study involving more than 5,000 women who took folic acid, B6, and B12 daily for about seven years, those over age 65 had a 38 percent decrease in risk of breast cancer and a 25 percent reduction of other invasive cancers. 6. Boost Your Energy: Vitamin…

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Multivitamins Reduce Risk of Cardiovascular Death in Women

…and breast cancer awareness campaigns, cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death among women in the United States. In fact, women are 10 times more likely to die of heart disease than of breast cancer, and cardiovascular disorders kill more women than all types of cancer combined.…

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Diabetic Diet: Recipe for Garlicky Spinach

…that have numerous health benefits, including reducing cholesterol and blood pressure, fighting infections, and inhibiting the growth of some cancer cells. You can find this and other delicious and healthy diabetic diet recipes in my Reversing Diabetes Cookbook. Recipe for Garlicky Spinach Serves…

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The Multiple Benefits of Carotenoids

…risk of prostate cancer almost in half. Other research from Harvard University Medical School found that supplementing with beta-carotene reduces the risk of prostate cancer by 36 percent. Increased intakes of carotenoid-rich foods are also associated with decreased rates of cancers of the ovary,…

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A New Vaccine Is Not the Way to Help People Stop Smoking

…minutes of your last cigarette your blood pressure and pulse rate return to normal and after one year your risk of heart disease declines by 50%. Cancer rates—and not just lung cancer—drop. Smoking cessation also dramatically improves erectile function. If you need help kicking the…

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Chocolate Reduces Stroke Risk in Women

…of chocolate reduce stroke risk in women. The study focused on 33,000 Swedish women between the ages of 49 and 83 who had no history of a stroke, cancer, diabetes, or heart disease. The participants completed a survey on diet and lifestyle indicators, and what researchers found was that women who…

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Prolonged Sitting Is Bad for Your Health

…knows that living a sedentary lifestyle is bad for their health. The effects of prolonged sitting include increased risk of obesity, diabetes, cancer and other diseases. But even if you exercise on a regular basis, prolonged sitting for hours at a time each day can be deadly. Earlier this year,…

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The Many Health Benefits of Garlic

…effective against fungi, such as Candida albicans. Garlic Health Benefit #3: Cancer Defense? A number of epidemiological studies suggest that people who eat garlic often have a lower risk of developing different types of cancers, including malignancies of the stomach, colon, esophagus, pancreas, and…

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Healthy Diet Plan: Recipe for Chipotle Burgers

…carcinogens. Now, I want to share an easy, delicious recipe that is perfect for your healthy diet plan and that won’t increase your risk of cancer from grilling. This recipe uses ground turkey, instead of ground beef, so it’s more heart healthy—and contains less fat that can drop…

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Nutrient Spotlight: Importance of Minerals

…arteries. Supplemental calcium slows bone loss in patients at risk of osteoporosis. This mineral also reduces symptoms of PMS, risk of colorectal cancer, and blood pressure. I recommend 1,000 mg of calcium daily. To ensure optimal absorption, I suggest taking a supplement that contains calcium from…

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Could Your Personal Care Products Be Causing Diabetes?

…personal care products you use to make sure they don’t contain phthalates. Now it’s your turn: Do you make a point of using natural personal care products? You May Also Be Interested In: * Are Environmental Toxins Increasing Your Belly Fat? * 4 Ways to Protect Yourself from Breast Cancer

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3 Tips to Avoid an Unnecessary Screening Test

…for yearly blood workups and regular blood pressure checks. Mammograms, PSA tests and other screening tests are championed as the way to catch cancer in its early stages and save lives; and cardiologists order angiograms at the earliest signs of heart disease. We are bombarded with recommendations…

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Ward Off Winter's Assaults With Vitamin D

…D. Thousands of studies have shown that vitamin D is protective against a long list of diverse health conditions, ranging from heart disease and cancer to autoimmune disorders and osteoporosis. For example, a study published in the November 9 issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry found a link…

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Health Benefits of Tea

…a week—had a considerably reduced risk of colorectal cancer. No significant associations were observed between this type of cancer and drinking green/black tea, coffee, or milk. The benefits of herbal tea extend far beyond cancer protection. A cup of hot chamomile tea at the end of the day…

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How to Quit Smoking Naturally

…will drop, and your lung function will improve. * After one year, your risk of heart disease will be cut by 50 percent, as will your risk of lung cancer after five years. In short, I don't know anyone who has quit smoking naturally for any length of time and is sorry they did. Your chances of…

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Food Safety Tips

…since using them has been a topic of great debate over the years. For example, one common concern is that microwaving food in plastic can cause cancer. Heat does mobilize molecules and, as a result, could increase the likelihood of chemicals migrating from plastic wrap and containers into your food.…

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The Benefits of Zinc: Essential for Optimal Health

…levels of oxidative stress than participants who took a placebo. Zinc is also protective against cancer. Women who supplemented with zinc for a decade or more had half the risk of developing breast cancer as women who did not take supplements. This may be due in part to zinc’s unique ability…

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Benefits of Plant Sterols and Stanols

…beneficial compounds is by taking supplements that contain plant sterols and stanols. Now it’s your turn: Have you ever used plant sterols and stanols before? You May Also Be Interested In * The Cholesterol Solutions Statin Drug Makers Won’t Tell You About * Say No to Prostate Cancer

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Clean Up Indoor Air, Improve Your Health

…Begin by eliminating as many contaminants as possible. First and foremost, banish smoking. Secondhand smoke is responsible for thousands of lung cancer deaths and tens of thousands of heart disease deaths each year in nonsmoking adults. It also contains strong irritants that worsen symptoms of…

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Benefits of Pycnogenol

…dysfunction, and that taking Pycnogenol before, during, and after long flights reduces risk of deep vein thrombosis. Another study discovered that cancer patients who took Pycnogenol during chemotherapy or radiation had less vomiting, diarrhea, weight loss, and other side effects. Now it’s…

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The Power of Intravenous Nutrient Therapy

…The list of health benefits of this powerful intravenous nutrient therapy is long and varied. They include bolstering the immune system, killing cancer cells, and fighting viruses and infectious diseases such as shingles, Lyme disease, and Epstein-Barr. Patients who have undergone intravenous…

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Boost Nitric Oxide Levels to Improve Health

…disorders. Nitric oxide is synthesized in the white blood cells as well and is used as a weapon against bacteria, fungi, parasites, and aberrant cancer cells. In the gastrointestinal tract, it relaxes smooth muscle cells and helps regulate intestinal peristalsis and the secretion of mucus and…

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Are You Grilling Up More Than You Bargained For?

If barbecues are a summertime ritual for your family, consider this: Your meals may increase your risk of cancer. Grilling meat at high temperatures produces carcinogenic compounds called heterocyclic amines (HCAs). And when fats drip onto hot coals or heating elements, additional cancer-causing…

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The Benefits of Vitamin D Supplements

I’ve been extolling the benefits of Vitamin D supplements for nearly 10 years. This critical nutrient helps to protect against cancer, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, depression, dementia, falls and fractures, flu and more. Plus, taking adequate Vitamin D supplements can lower your risk for 17…

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How to Get the Most Out of the Summer Sun

…D. Vitamin D, also called the “sunshine vitamin,” helps build stronger bones and decreases the risk of diabetes, heart attacks, and cancer. Plus, it improves function of the neurological, immune, and cardiovascular systems. Despite these benefits, excessive time in the sun has a distinct…

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Reap the Benefits of Summer Fruits and Vegetables

…overflowing with fruits and vegetables at this time of year. Hundreds of studies confirm that plant foods provide potent protection against cancer, heart disease, and dozens of other diseases. However, not all fruits and vegetables are created equal, and the ones we eat the most aren’t…

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The Health Benefits of Sesame Seeds

…LDL:HDL ratio. Other studies suggest that the benefits of sesame seeds may also include protection against breast tumors and other hormone-mediated cancers. The Best Sources of Sesamin Need another reason to add sesame seeds to your diet? They taste great. Sprinkle them on salads or cereal, add them…

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Why Dark Chocolate Makes a Great Stocking Stuffer

…flavonoids in cocoa relax arteries, lower blood pressure, improve insulin sensitivity, curb inflammation, and protect against heart disease and cancer. Perhaps equally important, especially at this time of year, cocoa (the primary ingredient in chocolate) contains compounds that relieve stress,…

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New Study Shows Coffee Can Prevent or Delay Alzheimer’s

…avoided developing full-blown dementia. This new research adds to the other good news that coffee reduces the risk of diabetes, helps prevent skin cancer, reduces the risk of Parkinson’s disease, stops migraine headaches, can halt a full-blown asthma attack, aids in weight loss, and even…

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Stepping Toward Weight Loss and Better Health

…mood and sleep, and helps lower blood sugar and triglycerides—all at minimal risk of injury. Exercise such as walking can even prevent cancer. At the clinic, we take our patients on a 10-minute walk after each meal. This is particularly important for people living with diabetes, because…

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Fiber: The Amazing Diabetes Fighter

…Most of you know that adequate fiber intake ensures regularity and protects against disorders of the colon, from constipation to hemorrhoids to cancer. But did you know that it also helps regulate blood sugar levels? A high-fiber diet is one of the most powerful tools for the control of type 2…

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The Scary Truth About Halloween--and 5 Guilt-Free Treats

…wine consumption reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease, improves insulin sensitivity, and lowers the risk of diabetes and some types of cancer, and fights depression and Alzheimer’s disease. 5. Beer. If beer is on tap at your holiday celebrations, go ahead and enjoy a mug. Not only…

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Benefits of Milk: Fact or Fiction?

…documented to lower the risk of heart attack, high blood pressure, and cancer, the widely touted health benefits of milk are questionable at best. In fact, dairy products have been linked to osteoporosis, heart disease, obesity, cancer, allergies, and diabetes. The association with heart disease is…

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Inflammation and Heart Disease

…times a day) also curb inflammation. Because chronic inflammation adversely affects virtually every organ system in the body, by following this program you will reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease as well as Alzheimer’s, cancer, macular degeneration, and other aging-related diseases.

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How to Beat Metabolic Syndrome

…end here. Insulin resistance is linked to increased risk of fatty liver disease, gout, polycystic ovary syndrome, memory loss, and some types of cancer. But there’s an upside. Insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome respond rapidly to lifestyle changes and nutritional therapies. Metabolic…

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Create a Morning Ritual for the Diabesity Challenge

…to enhance concentration, improve performance, and defuse negative emotions. It’s even being taught in hospitals to help patients cope with cancer, chronic pain, and other conditions. Meditation reorients the brain from the stressful “fight or flight” mode to one of calmness and…

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Are Environmental Toxins Increasing Your Belly Fat?

…and preservatives can take a serious toll on our health, causing a wide range of problems from asthma and autism to heart attacks and cancer. Now, a new study published in the journal Obesity found that there’s a connection between the common environmental toxin PCB (polychlorinated…

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Hope for Hepatitis C

…the long term. The main goal of treating hepatitis C is to retard the progression of serious problems such as cirrhosis (scarring of the liver), cancer, and liver failure. However, research published in the New England Journal of Medicine casts doubt on interferon’s prolonged use for the…

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10 Reasons to Incorporate Green Tea Into Your Daily Routine

…associated with green tea. * Boost antioxidant protection. The polyphenols in green tea are very potent antioxidants, which help protect against cancer, heart disease, and other diseases associated with free radical damage and aging. * Enhance weight loss. One specific polyphenol found in green…

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Benefits of Bergamot

…cocoa, and other “super foods” are due in large part to their high content of polyphenols, which protect against cardiovascular disease, cancer, bone loss, diabetes, and other degenerative disorders. It turns out that bergamot juice (as opposed to the peel used in Earl Grey tea) contains…

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Safe and Effective Weight Loss Supplements

…well. The usual starting doses of DHEA are 50 mg for men and 25 mg for women. DHEA is not recommended for anyone with prostate, breast, or ovarian cancer. Blood levels should be tested three months after starting on DHEA and the dose adjusted to help you stay in the high-normal range for a young…

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The Many Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

…compelling evidence that coconut oil will help you lose weight. As for its ability to improve thyroid function, protect against osteoporosis and cancer, dissolve kidney stones, relieve symptoms of peptic ulcers, colitis, gallbladder disease, and more, all I can say is that I can find no scientific…

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