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Reduce Cancer Risk With Cruciferous Vegetables

Brocolli and Colorful Cauliflower
When it comes to the health and nutritional benefits of cruciferous vegetables, the science is clear. The wide array of nutrients found in these vegetables are beneficial in the prevention of various chronic diseases, including type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disorders, Alzheimer's disease, and cancer. Now a new study has added to the (already larg...
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Red Meat Increases Stroke Risk

Stroke Rick is Increased by Eating Red Meat
Some people cherish the taste of a delicious red meat based meal so much that they feel they just can't survive without it. For others... not so much. Those people who belong to the first group should be interested in the findings of a recent study that found a positive correlation between high red ...
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Fiber-Rich Foods Reduce High Blood Pressure

Reducing Hypertension Lowers End Organ Damage Risk
Fiber comes only from plant-based foods, as animal products have no fiber. Eating a diet high in fiber may help reduce high blood pressure in hypertensive patients, according to a study that appeared in the Journal of Hypertension in 2005. By analyzing the results of 25 randomized controlled trials, researchers from Tulane University Scho...
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Smoking Promotes Impotence

Limp Cigarette in Fingers
Cigarette smoking is an established risk factor for erectile dysfunction, also known as impotence. In fact, in 2014, the acting surgeon general of the United States added erectile dysfunction  to the list of health problems that can be caused by smoking. Among men under the age of 40, cigarette smoking is the biggest cause of erectile dys...
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Plant-Based Diets Relieve Crohn’s Symptoms

Illustration of Inflamed Large and Small Intestines
Crohn's disease is a long-term condition that causes inflammation of parts of the digestive tract's lining. The most common site of occurrence for the inflammatory bowel disease known as Crohn's is at the end of the small intestine (ileum) and the beginning of the large intestine (cecum). This infla...
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Sugar Sweetened Beverages Raise Gout Risk

Gout Word Cloud
A recent study shows  that men who drink soda every day are 45% more likely to suffer from gout, a painful type of arthritis. Another study published in the Journal of American Medical Association reveals that the chances of suffering from gout were two times higher in women who regularly consumed two or more cans of soda per da...
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Three Reasons to Eat a Low-Fat Vegan Diet

Wellness Tree
Following a dietary pattern that promotes the consumption of low-fat, plant-based foods may help ward off a host of chronic diseases . According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) , chronic disease is the leading cause of death and disability in the United States, killing over 1.5 million Americans every year. About 45% of the p...
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Sugary Beverages Boost Chronic Kidney Disease Risk

Chronic Kidney Disease On Tablet
Many studies have been conducted on the role of diet in both the prevention and development of chronic kidney disease. Sugary beverages are one type of drink that has been comprehensively studied. So a question that could be going through your mind right now is, can sugary beverages increase the risk of developing chronic kidney disease? A tea...
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Statins May Increase Parkinson’s Disease Risk

Parkinson's Disease Responds to Whole Foods Plant Based Nutrition
Statin drugs are supposed to control your cholesterol levels . Manufacturers claim that statins reduce your risk of having stroke and heart attack, although actually that is questionable. Preventing myocardial infarction and cerebrovascular attack is the main reason millions of Americans take them. However, the findings of ...
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Canned Foods May Promote Breast Cancer

Even Plant-Based Canned Foods May Contain BPA
Caned goods that are not labelled BPA-free can raise the body's level of estrogen in non-detectable ways. This includes the estrogen at the cellular level of males as well as females. Notable canned foods include baked beans, cream of mushroom, canned fish, ham, tomatoes, tuna, sardines, and soup. While enjoying popular can...
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So where can we find BPA-free canned foods? Is there such a thing?
Wednesday, 01 August 2018 15:20
Linda Carney MD
There are some companies out there that use BPA free cans. Here is an article I just found with a list of some of them:http://www.... Read More
Wednesday, 01 August 2018 15:50
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Fruits and Vegetables Slash Osteoporosis Risk

Normal Bone and Bone with Osteoporosis Comparison
Around the world, people who are unaware of dairy's risks  are still consuming milk and other dairy products in a mistaken attempt to meet the calcium needs of their body. Calcium is abundant in beans and leafy green plant foods, which nourish without the harm that cow's milk products inflict on the human body. Calcium...
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Denise Rose
And let's also promote movement that stresses our bones so new bone can be created. One thing I do is take walks with a weight ves... Read More
Monday, 09 July 2018 16:05
Sean Carney
Indeed. We do also need some weight bearing exercise. :-)
Monday, 09 July 2018 18:03
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Three Cancer-Promoting Foods

Meats, Dairy, Eggs, Processed Foods, and Other Cancer Causing Products
Each year, 12.7 million people discover that they have cancer and 7.6 million persons die from this disease yearly. Cancer is responsible for 1 out of every 6 deaths recorded worldwide, making it the second leading cause of deaths globally. Unfortunately, the number of cancer cases is expected to rise by about 50% over the next two decades. So what...
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