Body Fat, Hormones and Breast Cancer
The production of hormones and other chemical messengers by fat tissue helps to explain why obesity is a risk factor for breast cancer and other chronic diseases.
Taking the “Fast” Track to Improved Immunity
Occasional fasting may help the immune system to recycle old cells and generate new ones.
Does Saturated Fat Promote Breast Cancer?
Saturated fat-rich foods such as red meat contain several potential cancer-promoting substances, and studies have suggested that these foods increase the risk of breast cancer.
Modest Dietary Changes Are Not Enough to Prevent Breast Cancer Recurrence
This dietary intervention failed because the dietary advice was not sufficient to protect breast cancer survivors from recurrence of the disease.
Fruits and Vegetables Provide Only Modest Protection From Cancer?
A tiny amount of plant food offers a tiny amount of cancer protection.
Eggs May Promote Colon Cancer
The effect of eggs on cardiovascular health has been a controversial topic for many years. New evidence suggests that eating eggs could increase the risk of colon cancer.
Whole Grains, Fiber, and Colon Cancer: Some Whole Grains are More “Whole” Than Others
Those who eat more whole grains have a lower risk of colon cancer, and there are ways to eat your whole grains that are healthier than others.
Contradictory Findings on Multivitamins and Breast Cancer
Some studies have found that taking a multivitamin decreases the risk of breast cancer; other studies disagree. Why are there contradictory findings on this topic?
Blood Pressure Drugs Linked to Increased Breast Cancer Risk
One in four Americans takes blood pressure-lowering drugs, and some of these drugs may double a woman's risk for breast cancer when taken for many years.
How Many Lives Do Mammograms Actually Save?
Whether or not to undergo mammography is a personal choice, and women must be given accurate information about the risks and benefits of mammograms in order to make an informed decision.
Fight Breast Cancer with G-BOMBS
The scientific evidence shows that women do have the power to protect themselves against breast cancer with powerful preventive lifestyle measures. Staying slim and active, focusing on healthful natural foods (especially G-BOMBS), and avoiding the disease-causing foods of the Standard American diet are strategies women can use to win the war on breast cancer.
October Should Be Breast Cancer Prevention Month
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but all women are aware of breast cancer. Instead, it should be called Breast Cancer Prevention Month! Healthful lifestyle measures are the most powerful weapon women have in the fight against breast cancer. This October, instead of shopping for pink products, eat right and encourage your mothers, sisters and daughters to do the same.
Debunking the Anti-Soy Myths
Despite the abundance of scientific evidence demonstrating the benefits of whole soy foods, many people have been scared off from healthful foods like edamame by the anti-soy propaganda (lacking responsible scientific integrity) that continues to float around the internet.
Recent study implicates Omega-3 fatty acids in prostate cancer — Is this reliable information?
A study linking high blood omega-3 levels to prostate cancer made headlines, but does this mean that men shouldn’t take omega-3 supplements? The safest strategy is to maintain adequate, but not excessively high DHA and EPA levels.
Breast Cancer Risk: Genetics vs. Lifestyle
Breast cancer is a complex disease with many contributing factors, including genetic and lifestyle factors. Even for women who are genetically susceptible to breast cancer, a Nutritarian lifestyle provides powerful protection.
Animal Protein, IGF-1 and Colon Cancer
Animal foods such as non-fat dairy products, egg whites, and fish are considered healthful by most people; however, it is not yet widely recognized that foods such as these, since they are so high in animal protein, can also contribute to increased cancer risk.
Mushrooms Enhance Immune Function and Protect Against Cancer
Mushrooms are unique in their breast cancer preventing (anti-aromatase) effects
Frequent consumption of mushrooms (approximately 1 button mushroom per day) has been shown to decrease the risk of breast cancer by 64%.
Vitamin D: Powerful Cancer Protection
Today, over 800 scientific papers have been published on the relationship between vitamin D and cancers. We now have ample evidence that maintaining adequate vitamin D levels is an effective strategy for protection against cancer.
Fighting Breast Cancer with Flax and Chia Seeds
Flax and chia seeds are the richest sources of lignans — plant compounds that are similar in structure to estrogen and may reduce the risk of hormone-related cancers by blocking the effects of estrogen.
It is rare to find a sunscreen that meets all concerns for safety
While all sunscreens provide UVB protection, not all provide adequate protection from UVA rays. While SPF numbers tell you how much protection you are getting from UVB rays, they tell you nothing about the level of UVA protection you are getting.
10 Strategies for Preventing Prostate Cancer
Read about 10 proven strategies for helping to prevent prostate cancer, such as eating lots of cruciferous vegetables and reducing consumption of animal protein.
Omega-3 fatty acids — do they increase or decrease prostate cancer risk?
A recent study produced confusing results. It found that a higher blood concentration of omega-3 fatty acids was associated with increased risk of high-grade prostate cancer, and a higher concentration of trans-fats was associated with decreased risk.
10 Strategies For Preventing Breast Cancer
10 proven strategies to help prevent against getting breast cancer.
Beans protect against colon Cancer
Colon cancer is the 3rd most common cancer in the United States, and it is the 2nd most deadly cancer. Proper nutrition can dramatically cut colon cancer risk. Numerous studies have found beans to significantly decrease the risk of colon cancer.
Breast Cancer Survivors - Soy Protective, Alcohol Harmful
Certain dietary factors affect the recurrence of breast cancer in survivors - soy has protective effects, and alcohol has detrimental effects.
Colon Cancer and Early Detection
Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of death from cancer in the United States. It is also the most preventable cancer through early detection and proper diet.
Read Before Your Next Mammogram
Protection is better than detection
Plant Sterols Beneficial to Cancer and Enlarged Prostate
Plant Sterols have been scientifically studied and documented to provide cardiac protective benefits and are even FDA approved for lowering cholesterol levels. Evidence also suggests that plant sterols deliver beneficial effects in the development of different types of cancer too!
Dr. Fuhrman on Breast Cancer
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death in North American women (heart disease is number one). In spite of modern cancer detection and treatment methods, the percentage of women dying from this common cancer has not changed much in the last thirty years.
Eat For Health -- The Anti-Cancer Diet
The most recent scientific advancement in the anti-cancer research is the identification of specific foods and food elements that offer powerful protection against cancer. The purpose of this article is to review some of these recent findings so people can take action now to dramatically lower their risk of all cancers and in particular colon cancer.
Cancer Protection - Go Cruciferous!
Do you want to protect yourself? Eat lots of colorful vegetables, specifically including lots of green cruciferous vegetables.
Secrets Revealed: The Powerful Health Benefits of the Pomegranate
There's more to these red fruit than meets the eye.
Blueberries Are One of Nature's Best Foods!
Learn about the many benefits of consuming healthy amounts of blueberries.
Sunscreens with a high SPF may not be protective and may be hazardous to your health!
Vitamin D, the Right Stuff
Vitamin D insufficiency is thought to be a key contributor to many human diseases including several cancers, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, depression, and autoimmune diseases.