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Kidney Cancer Risk and Cruciferous Veggies

Eating cruciferous vegetables may be vital in helping individuals fend off kidney cancer Eating cruciferous vegetables may be vital in helping individuals fend off kidney cancer

Kidney cancer is among the top 10 most common cancers in both men and women. The American Cancer Society estimates that more than 63,000 persons will be diagnosed with cancer of the kidney and over 14,000 individuals will die from the disease in 2018. A rapidly growing number of published studies have shown that certain food groups may be beneficia...

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Avoid Heart Failure With Whole Plant Foods

Hearts Nourished with Fruits and Vegetables are Healthier Hearts Hearts Nourished with Fruits and Vegetables are Healthier Hearts

An estimated 5.7 million adults in the United States are currently battling with heart failure. For a person to be technically diagnosed with heart failure, it means his heart cannot pump enough blood to support other organs in the body, resulting in various symptoms, often (but not always) including fatigue, swelling in the ankles, short...

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Reduce High Blood Pressure With Plates, Forks, and Exercise

Reduce High Blood Pressure With Plates, Forks, and Exercise

Hypertension is an epidemic in the United States, despite many people not even realizing they are at risk with blood pressures higher than 120/80. Nearly half of the adult population has high blood pressure or its precursor, called pre-hypertension. That's more than 100 million American men and women! Therefore, it is not surprising that hyper...

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Reverse Angina With Plant Foods

Angina Can Be Reversed With a Plant-based Diet Angina Can Be Reversed With a Plant-based Diet

​Another study confirms additional reasons why it pays to follow a plant-based diet. It turns out that a whole-food, plant-based diet can help reverse angina without medication and procedures. Angina is a type of chest pain or discomfort resulting from reduced blood flow to the heart. Angina is not the same as an heart attack, but it is a...

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Allium Vegetables May Fend off Gastric Cancer

Baskets of Red and White Onions and Garlic Red and White Onions and Garlic are Excellent Examples of Allium Vegetables

People concerned about avoiding gastric cancer may want to consider adding more allium vegetables to their diet. Vegetables in the allium family include onions, garlic, leeks, chives, shallots, and scallions. There is compelling evidence that high dietary ingestion of allium vegetables can help to halt the development of stomach cancer. A...

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Three Diseases Linked to Sugary Beverages

Sugary Drinks Increase Gout, Hypertension and Kidney Disease Risk Sugary Drinks Increase Gout, Hypertension and Kidney Disease Risk

The sugary beverage industry spends billions of dollars on advertisement and marketing campaigns aimed at showing us the sweet side of their products. But what these advertisements do not tell us is the bitter and unhealthy side of these drinks. Regular consumption of large quantities of sugary drinks can lead to some serious he...

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Eggs Increase Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Eggs are Just Too Risky Eggs are Just Too Risky

The higher the consumption of eggs, the greater the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. This is according to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Unfortunately, the United States is among the top egg consuming nations in the world. An estimated of 274.2 eggs were consumed per person per year in the United ...

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Reversing and Preventing Migraine Headaches

Reversing and Preventing Migraine Headaches

Studies have shown that plant-based diets can provide relief for migraine headache sufferers, in particular a low-fat plant-based diet. In fact foods trump supplements in providing relief. At the same time, foods can greatly contribute to migraine headaches. Animal products such as meat and cheese are known migraine trigger foods. If you suffer from reoccurring...

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Planning for Retirement?

Planning for Retirement?

How we spend the last years of our lives depends largely on what choices we make before we reach middle age, especially during the first 10 years of our childhood while our cells are multiplying rapidly. Recent studies show that dietary and lifestyle choices increase telomerase activity that is associated with slowing down the aging...

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HDL: Is Higher Really Better?

HDL: Is Higher Really Better?

One of the ways to predict the risk of cardiovascular disease is by having regular blood tests done that includes a blood lipid profile. This test includes not only the total cholesterol, but also the HDL (high-density lipoprotein) and LDL (low-density lipoprotein). The LDL is considered the "bad" cholesterol, while the HDL is thought of...

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Preventing and Surviving Breast Cancer

Preventing and Surviving Breast Cancer

Specific dietary factors known to promote the growth of cancer cells have been known for many years. Studies show that the rate of cancer in a population is directly proportional to the percent of animal fat consumed in the diet of that population. Evidence supporting this can be seen in Asian countries like Japan, where...

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Cow's Milk is Baby Calf Growth Fluid

Cow's Milk is Baby Calf Growth Fluid

Out of the 5,000 different mammalian species, human beings are the only mammals that continue to drink milk after weaning, and then they drink it from another species. There are several reasons why we do so. For example, we were taught in school and by our parents that we needed milk to build strong bones...

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