Cancer

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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Beyond Sleep: Other Benefits of Melatonin

…not unexpected, bonus was that patients also reported better sleep. Benefits of Melatonin: Cancer Prevention and Treatment I want to close with one of the most exciting and promising benefits of melatonin: cancer prevention and treatment. One study showed that melatonin-depleted blood stimulates the…

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Health Benefits of L-Carnitine

…declines as dementia advances. Both forms, however, increase mitochondrial energy production and power up energy-starved brain cells. Patients with cancer will likely benefit from L-carnitine as well. Most people who undergo chemotherapy and/or radiation report significant fatigue. In addition,…

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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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Heal Your Body With Thermotherapy

…neck pain, and Teri’s knee injury, which had plagued her for five years. Benefits of Thermotherapy: Help for Heart Disease, Diabetes, and Cancer Thermotherapy is also a promising treatment for serious diseases. Heating the entire body and raising the core temperature increases heart rate,…

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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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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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