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Eating Pickled Foods Increases Stomach Cancer Risk

Eating Pickled Foods Increases Stomach Cancer Risk

Pickled foods are foods that have been preserved in an acidic medium. Almost any food item can be pickled, including fruits, meat, and vegetables. The preservative medium used in processing most pickled foods usually contains vinegar, salt, nitrite, nitrate, and seasoning. Salt, nitrate, and nitrite have been linked with the development of stomach cancer. Pickled...

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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 glucose...

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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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3 Health Benefits of Allium Vegetables

Whole and Halved Fresh Onion and Garlic

Allium vegetables are a group of monocotyledonous flowering plants used all over the world to prepare different delicacies. Some members of the allium vegetable family include onion, garlic, shallot, leek, and chives. In addition to embellishing different cuisines, alllium vegetables possess several outstanding health benefits. They contain a wide ...

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Cancer Simplified

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Guest Blogger Contribution.
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

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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Red Meat Increases Mortality Risk

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Probably you already know that dietary habits, such as habitual intake of red meat, can increase your risk of dying prematurely from cancer and cardiovascular disease. This is the finding of a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine. This study conducted by a team of experts from Harvard School of Public Health tracked the me...

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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

Three Numbered Eggs

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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Calorie Density = Key to Weight Loss

Calorie Density = Key to Weight Loss

One of the biggest advantages to eating a whole-food, nutrient-rich, Starch-Smart® diet is its simplicity for those desiring to lose extra weight. There's no calorie or carb counting, weighing portions, or relying on strong will power involved. Weight loss takes place simply by eating whole, natural plant foods when we are hungry. A whole-food, Starch-Smart®...

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Estrogen Levels Lower With Fiber-Rich Foods

Estrogen Levels Lower With Fiber-Rich Foods

"The problem is that the Westernized diet is delicious, easy and fast. It fits into the modern lifestyle," says Stephen O'Keefe, MD, professor of nutrition at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. But this fast, easy diet is lacking in fiber. More than 90 percent of the US population ages two and over are not...

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Milk Makes Estrogen Levels Rise

Milk Makes Estrogen Levels Rise

Moo-ve over, Reality; we've gotta make room for the dairy producers. And the dairy producers have a version of reality they'd really like us to believe. The California Milk Advisory Board has launched a beautiful new marketing campaign, "Return to Real." The commercials feature real farmers on real farms. The gentle music, natural lighting, and...

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