Cancer

Breast Cancer and Obesity – It’s About More than Weight

breast cancer and obesity

A recent article on breast cancer and obesity caught my eye. While over a year old, the article “Breast cancer risk in metabolically healthy but overweight postmenopausal women” from the journal Cancer Research adds to the pile of data connecting obesity with…
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Ways to Reduce the Cancer Risk from Cooking

Bone Marrow Shank

Cooking without Fire While an exact date remains elusive, around a million years ago humans began using fire to cook their food.1 The benefits were plenty. The heat from fire provided a method of destroying potentially harmful microorganisms within meats…
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The Benefits, Harms, and Confusion of Antioxidants

Mitohormesis

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: Cancer and Exercise

Cancer and 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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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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