The Benefits, Harms, and Confusion of Antioxidants


Antioxidants: Beneficial, Harmful, or Just Confusing   For millions of years, humans have been surrounded by stressful and unfavorable events and times, ranging from plagues and droughts, to periods of war and starvation. Most would consider these events as anything…
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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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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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Got Cancer? Keep Moving.


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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Refusing Cancer Care and the Burden of Segregated Medicine

Green Tea

I recently became board certified by the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine. In general, I am not big on the whole board certification process, which usually requires paying a lot of money to take a test and get…
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Booze and Health: Everything You Need to Know

Alcohol and Health

My articles here at Health Wire have recently been touching on the potential health benefits of alcohol, and specifically wine, quite a bit. I am not sure if it is my cabin fever while being stuck inside during these bitter…
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Ensure, Boost and Powersauce Bars

Powersauce Bar

In a classic Simpsons episode, Homer decides to climb the “Murderhorn,” the tallest mountain in Springfield. This occurs after homer joins a 24-hour gym (that he pronounces “gyme”) and meets Rainier Wolfcastle, the show’s equivalent of Arnold Schwarzenegger.   After…
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Aristotle, Blood Sugar, and Surviving Cancer: Does A = B = C?

Surviving Cancer

Recently, there has been another addition to the array of medical papers revealing the detrimental effect of elevated blood sugar in patients undergoing treatment for cancer. This paper showed that patients with an episode of elevated blood sugar while receiving…
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Cancer: Luck, Lifestyle or a Little of Both?

Cancer Lifestyle

A recent paper in Science has shown that over two thirds of all cancers apparently come from sheer luck, or bad luck in this instance. Drs. Vogelstein and Tomasetti from Johns Hopkins University took a large amount of data and,…
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