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Vitamin D Shown to Double Breast Cancer Survival Rates 03/24/14

Many doctors and researchers are convinced that vitamin plays an important role in preventing various cancers, including breast cancer. Over the past 20-25 years various studies have shown that women who have higher blood levels of vitamin D have an associated lower incidence of breast cancer (1,2,3).  In recent years (2007) a large 4-year clinical trial, involving 1179 healthy postmenopausal women (over  the age of 55), reported that the women given vitamin D supplementation (1100 IU per day) and calcium supplemen...

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Green Tea Catechin Supplement Prevents Prostate Cancer in Men with Pre-malignant Prostate Lesions 10/18/12

A 2006 study in the journal Cancer Research revealed that providing men with 600 mg of a catechin supplement (derived from green tea) each day prevented the transition from pre-malignant prostate lesions to full blown prostate cancer. Green tea is a rich source of molecules called catechins, or GTCs, as they are often called. Studies show that GTC’s inhibit cancer growth in several experimental animal models. With respect to human prostate cancer

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More Evidence That Selenium Reduces Prostate Cancer Risk 09/26/12

In the July 2012 issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition a published report, analyzing the data from twelve studies, showed that higher blood levels of selenium and higher toenail levels of selenium are associated with a lower risk of prostate cancer. Both blood levels (plasma levels) and toenail levels of selenium reflect oral intake of selenium.  In the past, several human studies have shown that higher selenium levels may help defend against the development of prostate cancer<...

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The Real Health Answer Is Evidence-Based Integrative Medicine 07/30/12

As many of you know I have an extensive background in the role of exercise physiology, nutrition, supplementation, manual therapy, and acupuncture in the prevention and management of common health problems. However, I also have the utmost respect for the role of many drugs and medical procedures and the diagnostic capabilities of modern medicine. Health management should not be a choice between alternative medicine OR conventional medicine, but rather should incorporate the best of both into an evidence-based integra...

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Are Medical Doctors Experts on Nutrition? Make sure you are getting evidence-based advice not just a personal opinion 06/18/12

It has become readily apparent that the foods we choose to eat, the exercise we perform, the carcinogens we are exposed to, and the supplements we take, are the most important factors that determine how long we will live, how healthfully we will live, and our risk of developing many degenerative diseases - from heart disease to cancer to Alzheimer’s disease etc. Although genetic inheritance plays a role in disease risk, studies show that for most <...

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Omega-3 Fats Shown to Decrease Risk of Prostate Cancer 06/09/12

A break through study published in Clinical Cancer Research (2009) showed that ingestion of omega-3 fats was associated with a reduced risk of prostate cancer by 63%. In this study omega-3 fats also protected against  prostate cancer in men carrying an inherited genetic defect that is known to otherwise increase prostate cancer risk by 5-fold. To elaborate on that point it is known that men who make a particular form of the cyclooxygenase enzyme (  rs4647310 COX-2) are more in...

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