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Which Foods Suppress Cancer Cell Growth?

Which Foods Suppress Cancer Cell Growth?

In 2009 an important study was conducted which tested the ability of 34 vegetables to suppress tumor cells in 8 different types of human cancer. The types of cancer cells that were tested were from the lung, kidney, brain, stomach, prostate, pancreas, breast, and childhood brain tumors. The rate at which tumor cells reproduced was measured....

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Using Flax & Chia Seeds to Fight Breast Cancer

Using Flax & Chia Seeds to Fight Breast Cancer

What are Lignans and Where are They Found? Lignans are anti-carcinogenic chemical compounds found only in plant foods. The plant foods which contain the highest level of lignans are also very high in fiber. Flax and chia seeds in particular contain the highest levels of lignans. Although sesame seeds, nuts, whole grains, legumes, certain fruits and...

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Treating Kids to a Healthier Halloween

Treating Kids to a Healthier Halloween

Every year as October approaches, many parents are concerned whether or not their children should participate in trick-or-treating. As their children contemplate which costume they wish to wear, mothers struggle with how to guide their children through this gruesome "junk-food binging holiday." Dr. Joel Fuhrman's wife, Lisa, offers several ways parents can promote healthier choices...

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Pomegranate's Powerful Health Benefits

Pomegranate's Powerful Health Benefits

Pomegranate season is here! This beautiful fruit provides numerous health benefits and can be used to embellish many holiday dishes. According to two of Dr. Joel Fuhrman's articles, the time spent seeding this fruit is well worth it. The phytochemical compounds in pomegranates are the most "powerful anti-oxidant of all fruits" and supports a healthy...

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Dairy Protein Linked to Constipation

Dairy Protein Linked to Constipation

According to Dr. John McDougall, dairy protein paralyzes the bowel. In his article, In Search of the Perfect Bowel Movement, "Dairy protein (not the fat or sugar) causes severe constipation in many people. This was clearly demonstrated in a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 1998, of 65 severely constipated children. They complained...

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Food Guidelines = Conflict of Interest

Food Guidelines = Conflict of Interest

Stop what you're doing for a moment and take some time to think about how you would answer the following question. What guidelines do you use when making food choices for your family's nutritional needs? Do you consider news reports to be a reliable source?  What about the USDA recommendations?  Our food choices are most...

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Diet Linked to Heart Disease Reduction During War

Diet Linked to Heart Disease Reduction During War

Wartime history provides us with important information regarding the correlation between animal-based diets and morbidity-mortality rates as documented in the references below. The first reference highlights Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn Jr. He explains how deaths from coronary artery disease plummeted during World War II, from 1939-1945. The Germans confiscated all of the livestock and farm animals...

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What Your Arteries Want You to "NO"

What Your Arteries Want You to "NO"

Heart disease kills one out of every 3 Americans. Will you or your family members be one of them? Chances are, if you consume the typical American diet, you could very well be at high risk for a fatal heart attack. Educating ourselves is the first step towards reducing our risk for cardiovascular disease. As...

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Bypass-Angioplasty Procedures Not Effective

Bypass-Angioplasty Procedures Not Effective

Chances are, several of your friends or family members have heart disease. Sadly, heart disease is our nation's leading cause of death for both men and women. Eighty-one million Americans suffer from cardiovascular disease, with 831,000 deaths each year, resulting in a heart attack every 34 seconds. You may have heart disease as well and...

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Are You "Dying" to Lose Weight?

Are You "Dying" to Lose Weight?

High-protein, low-carbohydrate diets, such as the Atkins diet, have become very popular, but is it possible to safely lose weight on such a diet without damaging our health? Dr. Joel Fuhrman addresses this concern in his article, The Atkins Cancer Revolution, and convincingly argues: "You can lose some weight on the Atkins diet plan, but...

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Juicing Removes More Than Just the Fiber

Juicing Removes More Than Just the Fiber

Those making the transition to a nutrient-dense, plant-based diet typically begin drinking freshly made fruit juice in the attempt to provide additional nutrients to their diet. If you have been considering purchasing a juicer, you may want to save your money and eat your fruits and vegetables whole instead. Numerous studies have shown that eating...

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How do the Majority of Heart Attacks Occur?

How do the Majority of Heart Attacks Occur?

Because heart disease is called "the silent killer," many patients aren't aware that they have cardiovascular disease until they experience chest pain or have their first heart attack. In fact, 64% of women and 50% of men who have suffered a major cardiac event had no previous symptoms. Over 30% of these (first heart attacks)...

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