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Do Antibiotics Cause Cancer? Part II


“If all the medicine in the world were thrown into the sea, it would be bad for the fish and good for humanity”  -Oliver Wendell Holmes   Last week we discussed the important function of our normal bowel bacteria. This…
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Antibiotics, Cancer and Fecal (yes, fecal) Transplants


Around a decade ago, a group of researchers revealed compelling data that antibiotics may be linked to breast cancer.1 Specifically, after analyzing the records of over 10,000 women, they found an increased risk of breast cancer and fatal breast cancer…
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Eat Your Heart Out: The Health Benefits of Organ Meats

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When I give presentations on diet and cancer, I often reference an encounter several of my friends had with the Maasai during a trip to Africa. They spent a day at a Maasai village soaking in their culture and observing…
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A Glass a Day Keeps the Doctor Away: Five Benefits of Red Wine You Never Knew


Time to pass on the holiday sweets, and go for the healthier, more rewarding option – a savory glass of red wine. I hit an epic writer’s block this week. Oftentimes I have trouble deciding which topic to write about…
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The Holiday Hard Stop


When my editor read this article, she said overall it was “good, but rather cranky.” I decided to keep most of it as is, so I hope you enjoy it…   Over the holidays, the wheels come off for many…
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Holiday Book Sale!


  Fasting and Cancer: Has Nature Provided a Treatment All Along? As a radiation oncologist, my research generally involves studying ways to make radiation therapy work better to kill cancer cells with fewer side effects. Oftentimes, this includes reducing the…
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Cleaning out Your Closet

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Many carnivorous animals eat their prey while it is still moving — heart beating and all — as seen on nature channels when lions overtake zebras, and cheetahs feast on gazelles. Other prey eat their victims shortly after death. Vultures…
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Is Your Life “On Call”? Five Life Lessons from an Oncologist


I love my job. I love taking care of my patients, many of whom are terminally ill the first time I meet them. They are often seeing me to soothe their pain so they can spend their remaining days with…
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“Nothing on the News but the Blues”


Yes, “Nothing on the news but the blues” is from a Kanye West song. He is a self-proclaimed genius, so apparently all of his lyrics should strike a chord with me, and this one actually did. To be honest, I…
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Do You Work for Your Dinner?

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Do We Deserve Dinner Tonight?   This thought rarely, if ever, crosses our minds nowadays. Though, that was not always the case for humankind or in some parts of the world currently. Many people have to walk several miles, hunt…
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