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Food nutrients in apples and grapes found to halt the systemic inflammation that causes cancer

On the surface, you might think inflammation isn’t such a big deal. It might not sound like a walk in the park, but it doesn’t sound like a death sentence, either. Unfortunately, however, chronic inflammation due to autoimmune disease, infection or even obesity damages your cells, thereby raising your cancer risk. That’s why inflammation within the body is something that you want to avoid at all costs.

Inflammation can be caused by eating foods like refined sugar, charred food, pesticides, processed foods, GMOs, and food additives, in addition to environmental toxins like mercury and electromagnetic radiation. While it’s best to avoid these foods as much as possible, there are ways to reduce their influence on the body and help reduce your cancer risk. Continue reading

5 Reasons you should NEVER use canola oil, even if its ORGANIC

From the beauty of a flower comes a toxic poison.

Canola oil has long been a regular in health food stores’ supermarket shelves, largely due in part to its popularity that has spanned for nearly two decades. Canola oil remains to be hugely appealing to consumers, and is still the most preferred cooking oil in the restaurant industry. The oil is also known for its apparent benefits that include smaller waist lines, a healthy heart, and a cleaner environment.

However, not many people know that canola oil may actually be detrimental to health. Continue reading

DIY Natural Antibiotic Remedy That Kills Most Infections

Pharmaceutical antibiotics weren’t always around. Whatever did we do before companies like Roche, Merck, and Pfizer started making super-bug-creating, liver-damaging medications that also robbed us of our own innate immunity?

A DIY antibiotic remedy can be more effective than pharmaceutical drugs and less damaging to the liver.

People used natural antibiotics that not only promote good bacteria in the intestinal tract, considered vital for a good immune system, but also made use of inexpensive ingredients that are antifungal, antiviral, antibacterial, and inflammation reducing.

In brief, we made our own remedies from nature’s pharmacopeia. Continue reading

Could honey prevent heart attacks?

Natural sugar found in the popular sweetener reduces artery plaque by 30%

A natural sugar found in honey could prevent heart attacks, new research suggests.

The sugar, known as trehalose, activates a protein that causes immune cells to remove fatty plaque from arteries, the study found.

Trehalose was found to reduce the size of plaque in mice by around 30 percent. Continue reading

The Real Reason Wheat is Toxic (and it’s not the gluten)

The stories became far too frequent to ignore. Emails from folks with allergic or digestive issues to wheat in the United States experienced no symptoms whatsoever when they tried eating pasta on vacation in Italy.

Confused parents wondering why wheat consumption sometimes triggered autoimmune reactions in their children but not at other times.

In my own home, I’ve long pondered why my husband can eat the wheat I prepare at home, but he experiences negative digestive effects eating even a single roll in a restaurant.

There is clearly something going on with wheat that is not well known by the general public. It goes far and beyond organic versus nonorganic, gluten or hybridization because even conventional wheat triggers no symptoms for some who eat wheat in other parts of the world. Continue reading

Two Simple Kitchen Cancer Treatments Used Successfully to Beat Cancer

Vernon Johnston

There are some folks who know the truth of chemo drugs’ toxicity and will do whatever it takes to avoid a therapy that many do not survive, whether they have medical insurance or not. Two such persons were Vernon Johnston and Ann Cameron.

Both were diagnosed with cancer, and both took paths few would dare under the circumstances. The pressure is great to succumb to conventional medical treatments.

There are dietary treatments under supervision, however, that have much higher success rates with no serious side effects. Continue reading

The Top 10 Health Benefits of Green Tea (#2 Will Surprise You)

Green tea might just be the healthiest brew you’ll ever drink.

It’s packed full of free radical-fighting antioxidants and comes with a diverse spectrum of benefits for health, ranging from weight management to enhancing mental functions and potentially reducing the risk of serious illness such as cancer and cardiovascular disease.

And these examples are just the tip of the tea leaf… Continue reading

Time to go nuts!

Almonds, pecans, walnuts, hazelnuts and cashews, linked to lower risk of colon cancer

Eating tree nuts, such as almonds, pecans, walnuts, hazelnuts and cashews, may significantly reduce the risk of colon cancer recurrence, a recent study showed. To carry out the study, a team of researchers examined more than 800 patients with stage-III colon cancer. Data from an observational study revealed that patients who ate two ounces or more of all types of nuts on a weekly basis were 42 percent less likely to suffer a colon cancer recurrence than those who did not eat tree nuts. The researchers also found that patients who consumed nuts had a 57 percent lower odds of dying from colon cancer compared with the non-consuming group. Continue reading

Kelley’s Kitchen: 05.31.2017

Eat blueberries to live a longer life
Sometimes foods that are healthy don’t always appeal to a large number of people. Blueberries are an exception, however – they are both delicious and nutritious. Blueberries are truly one of the great superfoods for so many reasons… (Continue to full article)

Baby plum instead of beef tomatoes, and blood oranges instead of lemons
The MOST nutritious fruit and veg varieties revealed (and the types you should be avoiding). research reveals that baby plum tomatoes contain 30 per cent more health-boosting lycopene than cherry tomatoes, and much more phytonutrients than large beefsteak tomatoes… (Continue to full article)

Why milk and honey isn’t just an old wives tale: Revealed, the 7 food pairings that could boost your health
You may know what nutrients are present in the foods you are buying but do you know how well they are being absorbed by the body? Understanding how to pair certain foods with others can help to increase the absorption of nutrients – preventing a host of diseases… (Continue to full article)

Eating plenty of fruit and veg DOES help us live longer – by keeping our immune system young and more able to fight infections
Eating fruit and vegetables has a vital role in keeping a key part of the immune system young, scientists have found. The thymus gland is located in front of the heart and creates T-cells which help the body fight infections. It is quite large in children and adolescents, but as we grow older it shrinks faster than any other tissue in the body… (Continue to full article)

High-fat diets ARE the best: Mediterranean diet ‘significantly reduces the risk of breast cancer, diabetes and heart disease’
Eating high-fat food can reduce the risk of breast cancer, diabetes and heart disease – as long as it is part of a healthy Mediterranean diet, experts claim.
A review of 50 years of evidence concluded that eating unrestricted amounts of fat was healthier than any other type of diet, when it is done in the right way… (Continue to full article)

A Day’s Worth of Sugar in a Single Food
The Food and Drug Administration recommended that people eat no more than 12.5 teaspoons of sugar each day, or about 50 grams. The idea is to limit sugar consumption to 10 percent of a person’s daily total calories. Currently, Americans get about 16 percent of their calories from added sugars on average… (Continue to full article)

Vegetarian diet reduces cancer risk by up to 43% in study
Good news for vegetable lovers and those who enjoy a dietary lifestyle primarily consisting of such foods: A recent study has found that a vegetarian diet can reduce a person’s risk of developing colorectal cancers when compared to their meat-eating counterparts. Researchers from Loma Linda University in California discovered that, compared to people who eat meat, vegetarians had a 19 percent lower risk for colon cancer and a 29 percent lower risk for rectal cancer… (Continue to full article)

Eating Flaxseed May Reduce Breast Cancer Mortality By Up To 70%
Mainstream medicine continues to push women to get yearly mammograms as a way to defend themselves against the epidemic of deadly breast cancer. However, mammograms do nothing to prevent the disease or improve survival rates. But the amazing little flaxseed does. Scores of studies reveal the anticancer effects of flaxseed. Researchers from the University of Toronto recently reviewed the literature to answer questions about the compounds found in flaxseed and how effective they are in reducing breast cancer risk and tumor growth, and whether flaxseeds interact beneficially with breast cancer drugs… (Continue to full article)

Foods We Won’t Have If We Keep Letting Bees Die
About one-third of the world’s crops depend on the honeybees for pollination. The past decades honeybees have been dying at an alarming rate. Fewer bees will eventually lead to less availability of our favorite whole foods and it will also drive up the prices of many of the fruits and veggies we eat on a daily basis. While some actions have been taken in the past, our bees are still dying and something needs to be done to make sure our most favorite foods don’t go into extinction… (Continue to full article)

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Many people who are reading this may have a high acidity level in his or her body. This is due to the typical first world diet of processed foods, refined sugars, and GMOs. However, many people do not know that an acidic body is a breeding ground for cancer, excess weight, pain and many health issues.

Fortunately, making your organism more alkaline is very simple and easy. Making alkaline environment is in fact the opposite of acidic environment. Continue reading

New Study Shows Ginger Is 10,000x Stronger Than Chemo (And Only Kills Cancer Cells)

Turmeric has widely been toted for its effect on cancer, but new research has shown that its cousin ginger is just as powerful. Not only that, an active compound in ginger has potentially been found to be more effective than some cancer medications at killing cancer. There is even preliminary evidence of some cancer medications being ineffective and actually accelerating the death of cancer patients. Continue reading

Kelley’s Kitchen: 05.24.17

Eating two chocolate bars A DAY ‘cuts your risk of heart attack and stroke by up to 25%’
It is considered one of life’s guilty pleasures – but that could be about to change. Scientists now say that regularly tucking into a few pieces of chocolate may actually be good for us. A study has found that people who regularly eat chocolate are less likely to fall victim to strokes and heart disease… (Continue to full article)

Top 10 Health Benefits of Green Tea
Green tea might just be the healthiest brew you’ll ever drink. It’s packed full of free radical-fighting antioxidants and comes with a diverse spectrum of benefits for health, ranging from weight management to enhancing mental functions and potentially reducing the risk of serious illness such as cancer and cardiovascular disease. And these examples are just the tip of the tea leaf… (Continue to full article)

The many health benefits of honey
For thousands of years, honey has been used across the globe not only as a sweet treat and natural sweetener in recipes, but as a healing substance used for numerous ailments. Modern science is beginning to recognize the many good uses for honey as well. Some of the ways in which the use of honey as shown benefit include: antibacterial/antifungal properties, athletic performance enhancer, source of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, soothing of coughs, wound management, and skin care, just to name a few… (Continue to full article)

Tests Show Most Store Honey Isn’t Honey
More than three-fourths of the honey sold in U.S. grocery stores isn’t exactly what the bees produce, according to testing done exclusively for Food Safety News. The results show that the pollen frequently has been filtered out of products labeled “honey.” The removal of these microscopic particles from deep within a flower would make the nectar flunk the quality standards set by most of the world’s food safety agencies… (Continue to full article)

6 Signs Your Body NEEDS More Potassium
Potassium is an electrolyte that is a vital part of a healthy body. It helps keep the nerve and muscle cells functioning properly. Low potassium levels can negatively affect many different functions in the body. A potassium deficiency can be caused by diuretics, vomiting or diarrhea, taking some antibiotics or by failing to get enough potassium in your diet. Incorporate potassium-rich foods into your diet to keep your body healthy and functioning properly… (Continue to full article)

Diet drinks TRIPLE your risk of stroke and dementia
dults who have at least one diet drink a day are three times more at risk from a stroke or dementia, research shows today. Scientists say they should no longer be regarded as the healthier alternative and urge the public to stick to water or milk. Their study of almost 4,400 adults also suggests diet drinks are more likely to cause strokes and dementia than those full of sugar… (Continue to full article)

Berries turn excess flab into calorie-burning ‘beige fat’ – including red wine
Resveratrol – found in most berries and grapes – could help combat obesity. Around 12 ounces of fruit – about three servings – can help burn excess fat. Substance is also in red wines such as Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Two or three servings of berries a day can turn excess flab into calorie-burning ‘beige fat’ – and red wine could have the same effect. The new research suggests diets containing resveratrol – found in most berries and grapes – could help combat obesity… (Continue to full article)

The many health benefits of drinking lemon water
Lemons have always been cherished for their significant medicinal qualities. The ancient people of India, China and Mesopotamia regularly used lemons to treat a wide variety of medical conditions, while the ancient Egyptians took advantage of the fruit’s antiseptic qualities and embalmed their mummies in its juices. Later, in 15th century Europe, lemons were recognized as the perfect cure for scurvy. Despite their healthfulness, however… (Continue to full article)

Surprising foods which contain MORE sugar than a doughnut revealed
It rots your teeth, makes you moody and irritable, and can even cause malnourishment so it comes as no surprise that more of us are cutting down on sugar consumption. But a nutritionist warns that we might be unknowingly consuming foods which contain more of the sweet stuff than a Krispy Kreme glazed doughnut, which has… (Continue to full article)

We kidney not: Kidney beans are good for you
They say big things come in small packages, and the kidney bean is proof of that. More than just an important ingredient in chili con carne, this humble superfood is packed full of vitamins and minerals linked to the reduction of many diseases. Just a few kidney beans a day can keep the bad stuff at bay… (Continue to full article)

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Vegetables In 1950 Were More Nutritious. Seriously

Most potatoes we eat today have 100 percent less vitamin A than potatoes did in the 1950s. One hundred percent. That may sound unbelievable, but it doesn’t end there.

An analysis of nutritional records done by Canada’s national newspaper found that potatoes also lost 57 percent of their vitamin C and iron, 50 percent of their riboflavin, 28 percent of their calcium, and 18 percent of their thiamine. Of the seven nutrients analyzed to determine nutrient density, only niacin levels increased in potatoes in the past 50-60 years. Continue reading

Eat Fruits and Vegetables—Don’t Believe The Scaremongers

Publisher’s NOTE: What you are about to read I took with a grain of salt. Who is the author writing for – the FDA, the AMA or BIG Pharma? It smells like ‘Snopes’ type writing to me. Be careful. ~ JB

Media stories about topics such as GMOs and pesticides may convince some consumers that it’s not safe to eat certain fruits and vegetables

Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables can help lower calorie intake, reduce risks for heart disease, obesity and Type 2 diabetes, and protect against certain cancers.

With all these benefits, why do some consumers choose to avoid produce? Approximately three-quarters of people in the US don’t eat enough fruits and vegetables. Continue reading

Kelley’s Kitchen: May 17, 2017

7 Amazing Diabetic Foods that Don’t Feel “Healthy”
When you’re diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, figuring out the diabetic foods you’re allowed to eat (and want to) can be a challenge. I’m a firm believer in foods that fill the gap. Not just fill you up but actually satisfy. These are foods that give you more than a meal item. If you have… (Continue reading)

Is Pink Himalayan Salt Better Than Regular Salt?
Little research on pink Himalayan salt exists, and other people insist that these extravagant health claims are nothing more than speculation. Although the previous description of the following column will lead you to believe that what you are about to read is negative – don’t let that fool you… (Continue reading)

How Energy Drink Makers are Causing Overdoses and Deaths
On April 26, 2017, a 16-year-old South Carolina high school student died after drinking Mountain Dew, a McDonald’s latte and an energy drink all within two hours. His death was ruled a caffeine-induced arrhythmia. Tragedies like the death of David Allen Cripe are becoming all too common in all age groups, and the cause may be… (Continue reading)

Mushroom Powders Linked To Heart Health Benefits
Lady who’s been eating chia seeds and spirulina for 20 YEARS has boundless energy, glowing skin… and doesn’t even have a doctor. The idea of no doctor in and unto itself is reason enough to read this… (Continue reading)

Tomatoes, watermelon, grapefruit and oily fish: The foods that scientists believe could reduce children’s asthma flare-ups this winter
A healthy lifestyle is a well-known preventative measure for child asthma sufferers, but specific foods and antioxidants have been identified as more helpful than others. Lycopene, a naturally occurring chemical found in tomatoes, watermelon and grapefruit, has been identified as one of the key antioxidants that help with the body’s reaction to colds and flu… (Continue reading)

Water, Energy, and the Perils of Dehydration
What if water, plain and simple, was the most critically lacking substance for energy and health promotion in the modern lifestyle?… (Continue reading)

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Kiwi fruit, the surprise secret to nodding off

Eating two of them one hour before bedtime ‘helps people sleep more soundly’

The secret to a good night’s sleep could lie in kiwi fruit.

Eating two of the fruits one hour before bedtime helps people nod off quickly and sleep more soundly, scientists say.

It is not understood why, but it could be linked to high antioxidant and serotonin levels in the fruit. Continue reading

The Truth About Diet and Cancer

Top dietitian JANE CLARKE reveals what to eat (and what to avoid) to beat the disease

The Mediterranean Diet has recently been found to reduce the risk of contracting one of the most dangerous forms of breast cancer by 40 per cent

There doesn’t seem to be a day that passes without a new cancer statistic being published — one of the most alarming from recent years is that one in two of us will go on to develop the disease.

It makes so many of us feel vulnerable, and naturally we want to know what — if anything — we can do to protect ourselves. As a dietitian and nutritionist for the past 25 years, I have treated hundreds of people, young and old and often a key question, even if I was seeing them for a different issue entirely, was what we should and shouldn’t eat to reduce the likelihood of developing cancer, and how can food help us fight the disease if we are diagnosed? Continue reading

How your bad breath, low sex drive and headaches could be a sign of a vitamin deficiency (and what to eat to combat them)

Many of us suffer from bad breath, cracked lips and agonising headaches. But they could all be a sign of something much more sinister.

These are just three of the common signs of vitamin or mineral deficiencies, experts have warned on the back of a new poll of 2,000 adults.

Other issues which could point to an insufficient diet include thinning hair, a lower libido, white spots on your nails, dandruff, stress and even dry skin. The findings, commissioned by Healthspan, showed six in ten adults are clueless about signs that could show they are suffering from a deficiency.

But according to Rob Hobson, a London-based nutritionist, adding more spring greens, red meat and nuts to your diet could help combat any distressing symptoms. Continue reading

Kelley’s Kitchen: May 1, 2017

Had a heavy night drinking?
After a heavy night of drinking, your immune system is bound to be weaker. This is because your body is under oxidative stress – a process that can also happen after smoking, breathing in pollution and even sunbathing. Eat KALE: Scientists reveal how Vitamin E rescues the body’s immune cells… (Continue reading)

6 Inflammation-Fighting Foods
Inflammation is a normal part of the body’s immune response, but too much of it, and for too long, can lead to pain and disease. The good news is that there are certain foods that may help fight this immune response when it spins out of control. Here are six that you can easily add to your diet… (Continue reading)

Reishi, the Mushroom of Immortality
Miraculous health benefits! heal cancer, slow aging, regrow hair, control diabetes, strengthen immunity… (Continue reading)

Is this woman proof that superfoods work?
Lady who’s been eating chia seeds and spirulina for 20 YEARS has boundless energy, glowing skin… and doesn’t even have a doctor… (Continue reading)

Revealed: The foods that keep you slim as you age
We all know that with age comes not only grey hair, but the curse of middle-aged spread. Now, however, a study has revealed the best foods to eat to avoid a bulging waistline. Men and women who ate lots of yogurt, seafood, skinless chicken and nuts were more likely to lose weight over the years… (Continue reading)

Porridge for breakfast cuts the risk of diabetes
High fibre intake found to lower chance of Type 2 by nearly a fifth . Those with fibre intake more than 26g per day had 18 per cent lower risk… (Continue reading)

Half a handful of NUTS a day can prevent early death
Peanuts ‘slash risk of cancer, dementia, heart attacks and diabetes.’ Snacking on just half a handful of nuts a day can cut the risk of dying from a string of major diseases, a new study reveals. Researchers found that eating at least 10g of nuts or peanuts per day led to a lower risk of dying from respiratory disease, such as asthma and emphysema, and neurodegenerative diseases, which includes dementia … (Continue reading)

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Kelley’s Kitchen: April 25, 2017

Over the past couple of years, we have amassed hundreds of articles addressing food and nutrition for a wide range of our health needs. About once a week we are going to offer a series of headlines and brief synopsis of a number of these columns. Welcome to Dr. Kelley’s Kitchen. ~ J.B.

Time to slap on the BROCCOLI?
Before heading out in the sun, most people apply a bit of sunscreen to their exposed skin. However, a new study suggests that broccoli could be just as effective. When rubbed directly into the skin, broccoli could also reduce the chance of a person developing skin cancer, the researchers believe… (Continue to full article)

They’re berry good for you! Berries to boost your memory
Have you embraced the newest super-berry on the block? The Scandinavian lingonberry — a dark red soft fruit. Research shows drinking the juice can dramatically lower your blood pressure. Long a feature of Nordic diets, you can find lingonberry products in Ikea, Lidl and health food stores. But when it comes to a health boost, all berries pack a powerful punch — and have some rather surprising benefits… (Continue to full article)

Watercress, spinach and chicory are the most nutritious vegetables you can eat
We all know that fruit and vegetables are good for us – but just how good? A new league table, showing the nutrient density of different fruits and vegetables, has been drawn up by diet experts – and watercress has come out on top. The researchers, from the William Paterson University of New Jersey, aimed to define ‘powerhouse fruit and vegetables’… (Continue to full article)

7 Foods We Should Be Eating But Aren’t
The standard American diet needs to be revamped. Aside from eating more fruits and vegetables and less sugar, there are many less mainstream (and often misunderstood) foods that we should be eating — either for health, environmental, or economic reasons — but are not. Here’s a short list… (Continue to full article)

The Amazing Health Benefits Of Peppermint
Peppermint is a common garden herb known for its primary active ingredient, menthol — which provides a cooling sensation and is used to relieve pain and irritation, while also preventing infection. (It’s found in cigarettes and cigars, too.)… (Continue to full article)

Thyme: A Powerful Natural Antiseptic
For ancient Rome, thyme was believed to “promote vigor” and was used in their baths or spas. In Europe, singers even today, follow the tradition of gargling with thyme, marjoram and honey tea to preserve their voices. Thyme along with sage and marjoram are recommended to use as a gargle; to relieve laryngitis, tonsillitis, clogged sinus and lung congestion…. (Continue to full article)

Here’s what happened when I drank a green smoothie instead of coffee every morning for a week
when my editor recently asked our team to try a popular morning-productivity hack for a week and report on the results, the thought of changing anything about my routine gave me the chills. I didn’t particularly want to sacrifice my luxurious 7:30 a.m. wake-up call or make room for intense exercise, so I chose to hack my mornings by eating superfoods. Specifically, I decided to drink those obnoxiously green smoothies you see health nuts walking around with after their workout… (Continue to full article)

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Chamomile: The Tension-Relieving Herb You Can Easily Grow Indoors

Chamomile, a common herb used in teas, can calm muscle spasms, relieve menstrual cramps, ease nerves, soothe an upset stomach, promote healthy skin and even help you sleep.

Even better: It is a beautiful, flowering herb that can easily be grown outdoors and indoors.

There are two kinds of chamomile: Roman chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile) and German chamomile (Matricaria recutita). Both kinds have similar health properties and produce white and yellow daisy-like flowers. The steps for growing either variety of chamomile are the same, and the only difference is how the plants grow. Roman chamomile is a perineal and a low-growing plant, flowering close to the ground and can act as a ground cover. Continue reading

8 Reasons Why Nuts and Seeds are True “Superfoods”

More Americans are eating a healthy diet, experts say, after noting an increase in consumption of wholegrains, nuts and seeds and fish and shellfish, combined with a decrease in consumption of sugary drinks

What does it take for a food source to be a “superfood?” According to American Heart Association, there is no set criteria, but the general consensus is that superfoods usually

a.) are nutrient-rich,

b.) are beneficial for health on several fronts and

c.) help promote overall well-being in mind and body. Based on those three factors, there is no doubt that nuts and seeds are true superfoods that can help you on your Healthy Breast journey. Here’s why!
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Vitamin C could halt the growth of cancer

High doses of the substance found in ORANGES is 10 times more effective than some trial drugs

Found in high levels in oranges, scientists discovered vitamin C starves tumours in laboratory tests. But experts warn patients could not get enough through eating the fruit

Vitamin C could help stop cancer from spreading throughout the body, controversial research suggests. Found in high levels in oranges, kale and peppers, British scientists discovered the nutrient starves tumours in laboratory tests.

Giving patients high doses is 10 times more effective than some drugs being trialled in the battle against cancer, the study claims. Continue reading

What Is Gluten Intolerance?

Gluten intolerance occurs when the body, specifically the digestive tract, responds to the presence of gluten in food. The response can range from mild discomfort to serious medical complications. Awareness is continuing to rise regarding the problems caused by gluten, even for people who do not suffer from a gluten allergy.

Why Does Gluten Affect People?
There are many potential reasons for an increase in gluten intolerance. Many researchers have focused their efforts on examining the role of diet and changes to one’s diet. Continue reading

Want to keep your memory as you grow older?

Revealed, the 6 foods to boost your brain power

Are you doing what you can to nourish your brain?

Making sure you get as many nutrients as possible helps to optimise your focus, concentration, memory and even intelligence.

But you don’t need to go and buy any specialist supplements – all the necessary one’s can be found in your local supermarket.

Here, Cassandra Barns, a London-based nutritionist reveals the six best foods to boost your brain power. Continue reading

Three year study finds Mediterranean diet could prevent loss of brain volume as you age

A new study has provided evidence that the so-called “Mediterranean diet” can help prevent the loss of brain volume in older people.

The three-year study, published January 4 in the journal Neurology, found that a diet heavy on olive oil, fruits, vegetables, legumes and grains, with moderate amounts of fish, wine and dairy, and small amounts of red meat and poultry, helped those around the age of 70 to retain more brain volume compared to those who did not strictly adhere to the Mediterranean diet. Continue reading

10 Foods Made in China That Are Filled with Plastic, Pesticides, and Cancer-Causing Chemicals

I make rot’s o’ monee!

Recently I was reading an article on AltHealthWorks.com about a fake rice being produced in China. The rice is being made out of plastic believe it or not and no one is doing anything about it. Naturally, as a health advocate and researcher of food and how food is processed I thought to myself, this is going WAY too far.

Plastic rice? Ingesting even small amounts of plastic is horrible for the digestive system and hormones. The BPA (chemical) in plastic mimics estrogen and this hormone skyrockets in the body when BPA is ingested. Ingest plastic rice and you’re basically asking to die young of breast cancer. Continue reading

Are walnuts the key to fighting prostate cancer?

Researchers think so

Next to non-melanoma skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most prevalent cancer among men in America, according to the latest statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In 2013, 176,450 new cases of prostate cancer were diagnosed, and about 27,681 American men died from this largely preventable disease.

The prostate is a walnut-sized organ located just below the bladder and in front of the rectum. Since it produces fluid that makes up a part of semen, it’s crucial to human reproduction. Similar to the prostate gland in shape, walnuts provide a host of health-boosting chemicals that can slow prostate cancer growth, research has found. Continue reading

Compound In Hot Peppers Found To Halt Growth Of Breast Cancer Cells

Capsaicin, an active ingredient that gives chilies and peppers their pungent taste, was shown to inhibit the growth of breast cancer cells, a study found. To assess this, German researchers at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum and their colleagues used the SUM149PT cell culture, which serves as a model for highly aggressive forms of breast cancer such as the triple-negative type. The researchers then identified a transient receptor potential channel and named it TRPV1. The receptor, which appeared to be activated by the spicy compound, was found in tumor cells in various samples from breast cancer patients. Continue reading