Skin Cancer

Health Benefits of Coffee: Prevent Skin Cancer

…or more cups a day lowered skin cancer risk in women by 20 percent and lowered men’s risk by 9 percent, as compared to those who drank less than one cup of coffee a month; thereby demonstrating that one of the benefits of coffee is helping to prevent skin cancer. Other Health Benefits of…

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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

…affected area to shooting, stabbing, throbbing pain or numbness and tingling along the nerve lines. Other serious shingles complications include skin infections, vision and hearing problems, facial paralysis and muscle weakness. If you look to your conventional doctor for treating shingles,…

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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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How to Get the Most Out of the Summer Sun

…hydrated while in the sun. Drink filtered water or a tall glass of iced tea, which contains antioxidants that can further reduce your risk of skin cancer. (The common belief that tea contributes to dehydration is a myth.) Now it's your turn: How do you protect yourself from the damaging effects…

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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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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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Beyond Sleep: Other Benefits of Melatonin

…lung, brain, kidney, and skin who took 10 to 40 mg of melatonin a day. They concluded, “The substantial reduction in risk of death, low adverse events reported, and low costs related to this intervention suggest great potential for melatonin in treating cancer.” Now it’s your turn:…

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Selenium Can Reduce Cancer Death Rates By As Much As 50%!

…Interestingly, skin cancers, which the study was initially designed to evaluate, showed little response to selenium. But the selenium group had a 63 percent reduction in the incidence of prostate cancer, a 58 percent reduction in colon or rectal cancer, and a 45 percent reduction in lung cancer. The…

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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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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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The Multiple Benefits of Carotenoids

…conditions, including heart disease, cancer, diabetes, cataracts, macular degeneration, arthritis, and skin damage. Let’s take a closer look at some of the research that supports these varied benefits of carotenoids. Benefits of Carotenoids: Reduced Risk of Cancer Years ago, it was reported…

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Health Risks of Antiperspirants: Fact or Fiction?

…“failing to confirm” is not conclusive, and we know that aluminum is absorbed into the skin and bloodstream. The bottom line: Nobody knows if antiperspirants contribute to cancer and Alzheimer’s. That’s why I encourage you to avoid these potential health risks of…

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Wondrous Watermelon: Why This Summertime Favorite Is a Health Boon

…powerhouse! For starters, watermelon is high in lycopene. This carotenoid helps protect against heart disease, UV-induced skin and eye damage, and prostate and other types of cancer. Watermelon is also a good source of potassium and vitamins A and C. Here are a couple of other reasons to enjoy…

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Could Your Personal Care Products Be Causing Diabetes?

…in many personal care products to help nail polish cling to nails, to give hair gels more staying power, and even to help perfume cling to the skin. Fortunately, the use of phthalates is being phased out by manufacturers. In the meantime, I strongly recommend using natural products whenever…

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Say Goodbye to Sciatica

…sciatica, but I discourage their use—unless they’re applied topically. When specially prepared compounds of these drugs are rubbed into the skin over a painful area, you get rapid relief without dangerous side effects. Topical prescription pain relievers must be ordered from compounding…

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Ward Off Winter's Assaults With Vitamin D

…the skin. But, in wintertime, the angle of the sun plus absorption by the atmosphere prevents penetration of the UV rays that produce vitamin 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…

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