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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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Drinking to Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Sugary Soft Drink Bottles
Many of us cannot go a day without drinking a can or bottle of some sugary beverage. A Gallup Poll revealed that nearly 48% of Americans consume sugar-sweetened beverages every day. So if everyone is taking sugary drinks, these beverages must be cool, refreshing and healthy, right? Not exactly. A major study warns that habitual intak...
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Isothiocyanates Reduce Breast Cancer Risk?

Cruciferous Vegetables are High in Isothiocyanates
Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in American women after skin cancer. The American Cancer Society estimated that over 300,000 Americans will develop breast cancer in 2018. Unfortunately, the number of breast cancer cases in the United States is expected to rise by 50% by 2030 , according to the National Cancer Institute. H...
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Dietary Flavonoids Diminish Lung Cancer Risk

Assorted Berries On White Background
Eating fish can increase your risk of getting lung cancer. About 1 in 15 men and 1 in 17 women may get lung cancer at some point in their lives. These numbers include both smokers and non-smokers, though smokers have a higher risk of developing lung cancer. This year, more than 200,000 persons are expected to be diagnosed with lung cancer in t...
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Statin Use Increases Cataract Risk

Cataract With Surgical Instrument
If you walk into your doctor's office with a high cholesterol number, there is a great chance that you will walk out with a statin drug. Having an avalanche of cholesterol floating in your blood increases your risk of developing stroke, diabetes , high blood pressure, skeletal muscle damage , coronary heart disease, and heart attacks. Statins ...
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Russell Prentice
I can attest to the assertion found above. I arrived in the US in 95. I had generally good health and no diabetes and no one in... Read More
Monday, 28 January 2019 13:38
Linda Carney MD
I am sad that this happened to you, and will continue to help as many people as I can to avoid going through what you did. Thank y... Read More
Monday, 28 January 2019 13:41
Russell Prentice
Thank you. I can't tell you how happy I am to have found you and everyone here. I am on the road to recovery
Monday, 28 January 2019 13:47
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My Diabetes Confession

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On Sunday, June 17, 2018 I gave a talk at the ATX Alive potluck meeting titled, "My Type-1 Diabetes Confession". The talk was to tell my story about how I discovered the Whole Foods Plant-Based Low-Fat Oil-Free diet. I thought I would share the text of that talk here: My Type-1 Diabetes Confession Everyone in this roo...
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Dairy Products Elevate Testicular Cancer Risk

Testicular Cancer Diagram
The incidence of testicular cancer is skyrocketing globally. About 1 out of every 100 cancers diagnosed in men is testicular cancer. Though this figure may not trigger alarm bells, the numbers do add up. Around 53,300 new cases of testicular cancer were estimated to be diagnosed worldwide in 2012.  In 2015, 257,823 men were estimated to b...
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Milk Increases Type 1 Diabetes Risk

Diabetes Gauge in High Zone
Approximately 1.25 million Americans have type 1 diabetes , including about 200,000 young people below the age of 20. Type 1 diabetes is an auto-immune disease in which the immune system is hyper-stimulated to create antibodies that destroy Beta cells in the pancreas that produces insulin, the hormone that transports glucos...
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Vegan Diets Beneficial for Type 2 Diabetes Prevention

Vegetable Bowl with Hummus
A group of Italian and American researchers have uncovered a simple diet that can help millions of people avoid diabetes. According to the researchers, strict adherence to a low-fat, oil-free plant-based diet can help prevent type 2 diabetes. For this study, the scientists divided 75 overweight adults with no history of diabetes into 2 gr...
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Fruits and Vegetables Important for Coronary Heart Disease Prevention

Doctor Juggling Giant Veggies and Fruits
Individuals who regularly consumed more than one servings of fruits and vegetables each day can reduce their risk of developing coronary heart disease (CHD) by 4 per cent, according to a recent Harvard study. Heart disease is the number one cause of death in both men and women of the USA, killing more than 600,000 Americans every year. Coronary hea...
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Tomatoes Linked to Lower Prostate Cancer Risk

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The prostate gland is a walnut-sized gland of the male reproductive system located between the bladder and the penis. It plays a very important role in male fertility and the proper functioning of the urinary tract, as it secretes fluid that nourishes and protects the sperm. The cells of the prostate gland can undergo mutation, trans...
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Peter Goldstein
Excellent article! I am happy to share it in our Facebook group, Hippocrates Docs. May I suggest editing the title to read "Lowere... Read More
Thursday, 29 March 2018 12:47
Linda Carney MD
Great idea Peter!
Thursday, 29 March 2018 13:13
Sue Louise Gilmore
And how much lycopene is needed to have this protective effect? I've seen statistics that suggest that the average American eats b... Read More
Thursday, 29 March 2018 14:29
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Plant Foods Relieve Osteoarthritis Symptoms

Senior Man with Knee Arthritis
Osteoarthritis is the most common joint disorder in the United States. An estimated 31 million Americans are suffering from osteoarthritis. This degenerative joint disease can make life miserable for the victim; the pain, swelling, and stiffness of the joint and the loss of range of motion make it difficult for people suffering from this disease to...
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I've been plant based for 2.5 yrs. My osteoarthritis has never been worse. I was diagnosed 10 yrs ago.
Sunday, 21 October 2018 23:36
Deborah
Karen, have you been eating more of the foods which can trigger joint pain in susceptible individuals? ... such as wheat, citrus,... Read More
Tuesday, 23 October 2018 09:03
Deborah - thanks for the reply. I followed the link to the McDougall site and read this: "Patients with inflammatory arthritis, ... Read More
Tuesday, 23 October 2018 13:20
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