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 d...
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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
Wednesday, 29 November 2017 10:38
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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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Dairy Elevates Ovarian Cancer Risk

Ovarian Cancer Diagram
​The American Cancer Society estimates that over 20,000 new cases of ovarian cancer will be diagnosed in the United States in 2017 and about 14,000 women are expected to die from this disease in the same year. Ovarian cancer is the fifth leading cause of cancer deaths among women, killing more women than any other type of cancer that affects the fe...
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Is Milk a Healthy Source of Calcium?

Excellent Source of Calcium
Calcium is one of the essential minerals needed by the body to function properly. It is the most abundant mineral in the human body, with 99% found in the bones and teeth and 1% in the blood. Calcium is used for building strong bones and teeth , cell signaling, blood clotting, maintenance of heart beat, and muscle contraction. Humans get the majori...
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Egging on Fatal Prostate Cancer Risk?

Sad Cracked Egg on Counter
Lifestyle and dietary factors play key roles in the cause of prostate cancer . A dozen of the nation's top oncologists teamed up to review the relationship between prostate cancer risk and today's popular foods. Not surprisingly, eggs didn't get the approving nod of these cancer experts. A surge in the risk of developing and aggravating prostate ca...
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Marianne Gutierrez
This article seems to suggest the exact (too serious a subject to note the pun) opposite to your view: https://www.nature.com/arti... Read More
Friday, 20 October 2017 22:45
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