Cancer (Chemotherapy Support)

What is Chemotherapy? Chemotherapy refers to the use of drugs to treat cancer. For many people, the very thought of chemotherapy evokes horrific images of debilitating nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and weakness. Although chemotherapy can induce those symptoms and many...
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Milk Thistle Extract Can Combat Breast Cancer

Recently, there has been some minor controversy regarding the use of milk thistle extract in women with a history of breast cancer. For example, the Susan Komen for the Cure website (ww5.komen.org/BreastCancer/Milkthistle.html) states: "Theoretically, because milk...
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Milk Thistle Extract and Breast Cancer

Background Recently there  has  been  some  minor controversy  regarding the use  of milk thistle in women with a history of breast  cancer. Is there any validity to these  concerns? Not really. It is just confusing to the consumer. For example, the susan G. komen for...
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Ip6: Nature’s Revolutionary Cancer Fighter

One of the most important nutritional products to be introduced in years is the combination of Ip6 - short for inositol hexaphosphate - and inositol. This combination of naturally-occurring compounds produced from rice bran has demonstrated impressive anticancer and...
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Prostate Cancer Prevention

What is prostate cancer? The prostate is a single, doughnut-shaped gland about the size of a walnut that lies below the bladder and surrounds the urethra (the tube that connects the bladder to the tip of the penis). The prostate secretes a thin, milky, alkaline fluid...
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Blood Pressure Drugs Increase Risk for Breast Cancer

Introduction: More than 60 million Americans have high blood pressure (high BP) including more than half (54.3%) of all Americans age 65 to 74 years old and almost three quarters (71.8%) of all American blacks in the same age group. High BP is a major risk factor for...
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Avocado Component Fights Cancer

Introduction: While many people are somewhat afraid of eating avocados because of their high fat content, research shows many health benefits are…

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How to Cut Your Risk of Cancer by Over 50% for a Few Pennies a Day

Introduction: The sad fact is that when it comes to dietary supplements not only are people wasting money, in many cases they are simply not…

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New Study Shows Avoiding Sun Exposure is as Dangerous as Smoking

Introduction: Conventional wisdom is that we need to avoid sun exposure in order to avoid skin cancer. However, one of the issues with…

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Does the Source of Selenium Matter in Cancer Prevention?

Introduction: What if some of the large clinical studies assessing the benefits (or risks) of selenium supplementation in cancer prevention have…

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Is the Best Treatment for Breast Cancer Watchful Waiting?

Introduction: A newly published large study indicates the best treatment option for a common form of breast cancer may be no medical treatment.…

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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast cancer has reached near epidemic status among American women as it is currently estimated that one out of eight women in the United States…

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How to Use Lemons to Fight Cancer

Introduction Lemons, especially their peels, are an excellent source of terpenes such as d-limonene. The term terpene probably conjures up images of…

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September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Prostate cancer (PC) is the most diagnosed form of cancer in American men. Each year there are roughly 200,000 men that are diagnosed with PC and…

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Blood Pressure Drugs Increase Risk for Breast Cancer

Introduction: More than 60 million Americans have high blood pressure (high BP) including more than half (54.3%) of all Americans age 65 to 74 years…

Continue Reading

Prostate Cancer Prevention

What is prostate cancer? The prostate is a single, doughnut-shaped gland about the size of a walnut that lies below the bladder and surrounds the…

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Ip6: Nature’s Revolutionary Cancer Fighter

One of the most important nutritional products to be introduced in years is the combination of Ip6 - short for inositol hexaphosphate - and inositol.…

Continue Reading

Milk Thistle Extract and Breast Cancer

Background Recently there  has  been  some  minor controversy  regarding the use  of milk thistle in women with a history of breast …

Continue Reading

Milk Thistle Extract Can Combat Breast Cancer

Recently, there has been some minor controversy regarding the use of milk thistle extract in women with a history of breast cancer. For example, the…

Continue Reading

Cancer (Chemotherapy Support)

What is Chemotherapy? Chemotherapy refers to the use of drugs to treat cancer. For many people, the very thought of chemotherapy evokes horrific…

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On the show I discussed the failure of conventional medicine to address the underlying issues in many health conditions offering little more than drugs as biochemical “band aids.”

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Mind Your Ps and Qs

PQQ may be the perfect answer to preventing or reversing age-related mental decline.

kiwiPQQ (short for pyrroloquinoline quinone) is a vitamin-like compound found in plant foods that shows a wide range of benefits for brain function and energy production. Learn more about PQQ with the following Q&A.
What Exactly Does PQQ Do?

PQQ is an extremely potent antioxidant that is able to carry out the role of an antioxidant in the body more than 20,000 times—which is a rare thing. For example, other antioxidants, such as vitamin C, are only able to accomplish this “cycling” process about four times.
Are There Any Food Sources of PQQ?

PQQ has been found in all plant foods analyzed to date. Particularly PPQ-rich foods include parsley, green peppers, kiwi, papaya, and tofu. These foods contain 2–3 mcg of PQQ per 100 grams. Green tea provides about the same amount per 4-oz. serving. While these amounts appear to be sufficient in helping our cells carry out their basic functions, research indicates that boosting PQQ through supplementation can produce some amazing effects.

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June is National “Cataract Awareness Month”

According to a great deal of scientific research, the leading cause of impaired vision and blindness in the United States is an entirely preventable condition. Cataracts are white, opaque blemishes on the normally transparent lens of the eye. They occur as a result of damage to the protein structure of the lens, similar to the damage that occurs to the protein of eggs when they are boiled or fried. As a result, cataracts can make it difficult to see. Approximately six million people have some degree of vision-impairing cataract and among U.S. Medicare recipients, cataract surgery is the most common major surgical procedure with nearly one million procedures each year.

The lens of the eye is, obviously, a vital component of the visual system owing to its ability to focus light (via changes in shape) while maintaining optical transparency. Unfortunately, this transparency diminishes with age. The majority of the geriatric population displays some degree of cataract formation. Even with normal aging there is a progressive increase in size, weight, and density of the lens, but cataracts are not necessarily an inevitable occurrence with aging.

The basic cause of a cataract occurs when the normal protective mechanisms are unable to prevent free radical damage. The lens, like many other tissues of the body, depends on adequate levels and activities of antioxidant enzymes and adequate levels of antioxidants such as lutein, vitamins E and C and selenium, to aid in prevention of damage by free radicals. When the lens is sufficiently damages normal homeostatic control of cellular functions are lost and the cell dies causing the protein.

Individuals with higher dietary intakes of vitamin C and E, selenium, and carotenes (especially lutein) have a much lower risk for development of cataracts. Several studies have shown that various nutritional supplements—multiple vitamin formulas, vitamins C and E, B vitamins (especially B12 and folic acid), and vitamin A—also offer significant protection against cataracts. Studies conducted by the Age-Related Eye Disease Study Research Group (AREDS) and others indicate that a combination of these nutrients will likely produce better results than any single nutrient alone or even limited combinations of 3 or less nutrients both in the prevention of age-related macular degeneration and cataracts.

For more information go to "What are Cataracts?"

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