Nutrition

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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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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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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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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Dump Out Your Juices and Do a Real “Cleanse”

Juice Cleanse

Recently, juicing and cleanses are hotter than Hansel from Zoolander. Cleanses have people doing everything from putting coffee beans into their behinds to drinking herbal laxatives and even twelve glasses of lemonade per day.   These cleanses have also been…
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Wine, Weight Loss and Low Carbs

Spanish Ketogenic Diet

Another study came out this week illustrating the powerful health benefits of restricting carbohydrates. While this study was not a randomized trial comparing a low and high-fat diet (we already have dozens of those showing the superiority of a higher-fat…
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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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Fasting, the Ketogenic Diet and AMP-K: The New Kid on the Block

ketogenic diet

When I was growing up in the 80s, New Kids on the Block were a massive hit. Yet, I never understood why, nor was I interested in their music. With behemoths like Michael Jackson and Milli Vanilli, who had time…
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Ketogenic Diet and Vegetarianism: Can They Coexist?

Ketogenic Diet and Vegetarianism

The interest in the hot, but controversial ketogenic diet has been growing on a daily basis. The diet consists of mostly fat (generally 70% of the diet or more), with generally lesser amounts of protein and a minimal amount of…
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