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Sometimes In life, the most epiphany level revelations are simply a matter of connecting the dots of knowledge you already have. This blog is to share the education learned from our experience with Callie's Cancer. As with most subjects, after connecting the dots of complexities, the essence of the subject becomes viv...

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Plant Foods Relieve Osteoarthritis Symptoms

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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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Sugary Beverages and Rising Stroke Risk

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Every 40 seconds, a person suffers from a stroke and every 4 minutes, someone dies from a stroke in the United States. Stroke is the number one cause of long-term disability and the number five cause of deaths in the US, killing more than one hundred thousand people every year. If you do not want to end up as one of the casualties of stroke,&n...

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3 Diseases Linked to Egg Consumption

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It is one of the unhealthiest foods in the standard American diet, yet it is still one of the most consumed foods in the United States. Thanks to the marketing efforts of the egg industry, eggs are erroneously promoted as a healthy food. But data from numerous studies say otherwise. Habitual consumption of eggs has been linked to several diseases, ...

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WHO Says Processed Meats Cause Cancer?

Who Says Processed Meats Cause Cancer

In the battle to maintain optimal health, foods that cause disease are our arch-enemy. No sane person would deliberately give his enemy access to a territory as important as his body. However, millions of people unwittingly open a path to disease through their dietary choices. Eating unhealthy ...

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Red Meat May Increase Endometrial Cancer Risk

Endometrial Cancer Diagram

Red meat is one of the most highly consumed foods worldwide. In the United States, the average American man eats roughly 6.9 oz of meat per day and woman consumes about 4.4 oz daily. The delicious (or not) taste and nutrients, such as proteins, iron, magnesium, zinc, niacin, selenium, riboflavin, and B-vitamins that meat supplies the...

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Sugary Beverages Increase Hypertension Risk

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Americans love sugar-sweetened beverages, and too many of them (Americans) consume far too much of them (sugary beverages). The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that approximately 30% of American adults drank sugar-sweetened beverages, including soda, fruit drinks, energy drinks, and sweetened tea, at least once a ...

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Fruits and Veggies Reduce Inflammatory Bowel Disease Risk

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Can regular consumption of fruits and vegetables help to reduce the risk of developing inflammatory bowel disease? The results of a study conducted by a team of researchers from China attempts to provide the answer to this question. According to the study published in the European Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, people eating diets...

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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 occu...

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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 lowe...

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Soft Drinks May Boost Osteoporosis and Bone Fracture Risk

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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 Alzh...

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