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Chemoprevention: Stopping Cancer Before It Starts

Broccoli Chemoprevention

Chemoprevention:   “The use of natural, synthetic, or biologic chemical agents to reverse, suppress, or prevent carcinogenic progression to invasive cancer.”1   With cancer, the best form of cure is prevention. Along these lines, researchers are always looking for methods…
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Are Cancer Cells Trying to Hijack Your Vitamin D?

Sun Vitamin D Cancer

Vitamin D has reached epic proportions of popularity recently. This is well-deserved, as vitamin D has so many vital functions that it seems like the list expands daily.   Vitamin D is a fat-soluble “vitamin” (part of the “ADEK” of…
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Cut the Cable for Greater Health

TV Cable

It has been almost seven years now…   It was a difficult decision at first, and all I wanted to do was get more as soon as I stopped. I found myself talking about it incessantly with other addicts at…
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Fish During Cancer Treatment – Eat or Avoid?

Fish During Cancer Treatment

Most dietitians, nutritionists, and health advocates consider fish as a healthy part of our diet, with benefits ranging from fighting inflammation to preventing heart disease and even cancer.1 Many individuals try to achieve the same benefits without consuming the fish…
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Seven Steps to a Perfect Night’s Sleep

Sleep

I recently had trouble falling asleep — a rarity in my life…   With my work habits, exercise regimen, and nighttime routine, I usually fall into my slumber several minutes after lying down. However, this night I decided to watch…
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How Much Do You Value Your Food?

Farmers Market

If you waste time watching the doom and gloom on TV, also known as the news, you likely have heard the terrible stories about the climbing price of food and how impossible it is these days to afford most of…
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Got Cancer? Keep Moving.

Exercise

A cancer diagnosis can be emotionally crippling, and the treatment that follows can be even more crippling both physically and emotionally. Along these lines, cancer patients are often told to hold off on activity during and after treatment so they…
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The Oatmeal Hunger Hoax

Oatmeal

Over the years, oatmeal has become synonymous with breakfast in many American homes, including my own for some time. The typical red and blue cardboard cylinder full of oats could be seen throughout the average American cupboard and was often…
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When Daily Life Is Exercise, Everywhere Is the Gym

Tomato Garden

During the summer, life is always good. With the early rising sun, the warm welcoming weather, and the outdoorsy aspects of Pittsburgh, I am basically pulled out of bed in the morning and out of the house. It takes little…
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How to Live Forever, Part II: Chewing the Fat

Grandfather Family

In the last installment, we read the first major reason why figuratively “chewing the fat” through conversation and mental stimulation is your best bet to increase your chances of living a long and healthy life. In this week’s post, we…
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