Animal studies, and a recent human study suggest that consuming freeze-dried black raspberry powder may significantly reduce the risk of gastrointestinal cancers, especially esophageal cancer and colon cancer.
Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in our society. Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is one of the most common cancers in the world. The incidence rate of esophageal SCC varies greatly from one geographic area to the next; the highest incidence i... read more
A study published in August 2012 showed that staying fit during middle age is associated with a decreased risk of developing chronic diseases, such as diabetes, Alzheimer's disease, and heart disease, during the next several years. Here we see another large study showing that physical activity likely represents an important determinant of healthy aging.
The researchers merged data from the Cooper Center Longitudinal Study with individuals' Medicare claims when they reached age 65 years or older. The study included... read more
In the previous articles on this subject I discussed how high blood sugar increases risk for:
Diabetes and its complications
Kidney disease (chronic renal failure)
Macular degeneration and other retinopathies that cause vision loss
Alzheimer’s disease (type 3 diabetes)
There is no question that long-term blood sugar control is a key factor in longevity and remaining disease-free. The blood sugar level that ... read more
High blood sugar (glucose) is known to increase the risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, macular degeneration of the eye, Alzheimer’s disease and cancer. In the previous three articles in this series I explained how high blood sugar increases risk of all of these conditions, with the exception of cancer. This article addresses the mechanisms by which high blood sugar increases risk of cancer and cancer recurrence.
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There has been much awareness regarding high cholesterol blood levels over the years, in regard to risk of heart attack and stroke. Indeed, you should know your total cholesterol, LDL- cholesterol and HDL-cholesterol scores, and your Total Cholesterol: HDL ratio, as these values are an important part of your cardiovascular disease risk profile. What is often overlooked, however is the fact that your fasting blood sugar level (or gluco... read more
If you are like me and you get late night food cravings, one the best choices is low-fat popcorn. I say that because it does the least damage in terms of calories. It is also high in colon-cleaning fiber, known as insoluble fiber. This is the type of fiber that helps to prevent colon cancer and improve regularity and help combat diverticular disease. Insoluble fiber from popcorn acts like a sponge in the intestinal tract, drawing water to itself. It expands like a moist sponge and puts pressure again... read more