3 Amazing Benefits of Cruciferous Vegetables

Brocolli and Colorful Cauliflower
Numerous health benefits are associated with regular intake of vegetables. However, not all vegetables are created equal. Some vegetables are more nutrient-dense and have more profound health benefits than others. Cruciferous vegetables belong to the elite class of vegetables renowned for their nutrient density and health-promoting effects. Cabbage...
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Can Lifestyle Choices Help Prevent Cancer?

Cancer Prevention is Better than Cure
According to the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) , an estimated 14.1 million new cases of cancer were diagnosed, and 8.2 million cancer deaths were recorded in 2012. And these numbers are expected to keep rising in the coming years. About 21.7 million new cancer diagnoses and 13.2 million cancer-related deaths are expected to occ...
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High-Fiber Diets May Reduce Duodenal Ulcer Risk

Duodenal Ulcer Diagnosis
Generous consumption of fiber-rich foods brings many health benefits, including maintenance of healthy weight, blood sugar levels, cholesterol numbers, and bowel movement function. Now a study published in the Canadian Family Physician Journal has added another reason why we all should create more space for fiber-rich whole-plant foods on our ...
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How High Fiber Diets Reduce Diverticulitis Risk

Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis
Each year, diverticulitis accounts for over 200,000 hospital admissions in the United States. Diverticulitis is a disease of the gastro-intestinal system in which  diverticular pouches become infected or inflamed.  The suffix "-itis" means inflamed, whereas the suffix "-osis" means "affected with".  Diverticulosis, the most common lo...
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Sue Desjardins
It is amazing the impact that increasing fibre intake to a minimal amount of 25 g per day can have on decreasing the risk for dive... Read More
Thursday, 07 December 2017 18:20
Sean Carney
Hello Sue, You can sure say that again. It is tragic to see how much people suffer for lack of knowledge. :-( Sean
Thursday, 07 December 2017 18:44
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Alcohol Significantly Increases Cancer Risk

Skull And Crossbones From Alcohol
Cancer is the second leading cause of deaths worldwide. Each year, over 12 million people are diagnosed with cancer and more than 7 million persons die from cancer annually. Cancer accounts for nearly 1 in every 6 deaths recorded worldwide. These numbers are frightening, but our lifestyle choices can influence our risk of developing cancer. The fin...
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Soft Drinks May Boost Osteoporosis and Bone Fracture Risk

Stop Osteoporosis
The sugary beverage industry spends billions of dollars every year on advertisements encouraging us to consume sugary beverages to refresh ourselves, but here is a caveat emptor: soft drinks have been implicated as a contributing factor to the development of many diseases , such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, and Alz...
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It's alarming how common osteoporosis is, and how much diet can contribute to the condition. Caffeine is indicated as a contributo... Read More
Tuesday, 05 December 2017 09:17
Linda Carney MD
You are so right, Sue. Thanks for posting your comment.
Tuesday, 05 December 2017 21:17
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Plant Foods May Relieve Asthmatic Symptoms

Bronchial Asthma Illustration
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) , over 24 million people are living with Asthma in the United States. Asthma is a chronic lung disease that inflames and narrows the respiratory tract which coveys air to and from the lungs. An episode of asthmatic attack is associated with coughing, chest tightness, shortness of brea...
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Normalize High Blood Pressure With Plant Foods

Plant Based Super Foods In Heart Dishes
Keeping blood pressure within the healthy range is vital to maintaining excellent cardiovascular health. High blood pressure also known as hypertension increases the risk of heart disease and stroke, both of which are the leading causes of death in the United States. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that about 75 mil...
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Fat, Not Sugar, Causes Type 2 Diabetes

How Insulin Works Diagram
Though the media and most health professionals promote the message that high sugar consumption is the cause of type 2 diabetes, this idea is not really true. Type 2 diabetes is a chronic disease in which the body cells become resistant to insulin, resulting in a rise in blood sugar. High blood sugar is a symptom of diabetes, not the cause of the di...
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I have a question - I understand everything that is written in the article above, but want to understand why insulin shots are nec... Read More
Wednesday, 29 November 2017 07:25
Ken Thomas
Hi Mitchell,I'm not a doctor or medical professional in any sense, but thought I would chime in with what I have learned from pers... Read More
Wednesday, 29 November 2017 10:28
Sean Carney
Thank you so much Ken for providing an answer to Mitchell's question. I read the question to Dr. Carney this morning over breakfas... Read More
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3 Foods that Fight High Cholesterol

How To Reduce Cholesterol Sign
It is no secret that an avalanche of cholesterol is floating in the blood of millions of people. No thanks to the Western diet which encourages the consumption of animal products. Red meat, poultry, eggs, fish, and dairy foods are the main dietary sources of cholesterol. In addition to containing an abundant amount of cholesterol, these animal food...
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