Probiotics Fight Cancer (And The Best Sources)

You probably know that probiotics—the bacteria found in yogurt, buttermilk, kefir and other cultured dairy products, as well as lacto-fermented veggies like sauerkraut and kimchi—can improve gastrointestinal health. Now new research shows another way these good-for-you germs guard against disease. Probiotics fight cancer! Inactivate Cancer-Causing Compounds... with Good Ole Fashioned … [Read more...]

Strawberries: Choose Organic For More Cancer Fighting Power

Thanks to flash-freezing methods, strawberries are always in season. And if you choose organic you’ll not only limit your exposure to pesticides, but may also boost the cancer-fighting effects of these delicious berries. A recent study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry tested the extracts of five types of strawberries on human colon cancer and breast cancer cells. … [Read more...]

The Link Between Grilling and Cancer (And How to Protect Yourself!)

Summertime is prime time for backyard barbeques. But before you fire up that grill, you should know that studies show a link between grilling and cancer. Grilling and Cancer: Heterocyclic Amines National Cancer Institute (NCI) studies found that compounds called heterocyclic amines (HCA’s) are formed in muscle meats during cooking at high temperatures. HCA’s are created when amino acids (the … [Read more...]

The Link Between High Blood Sugar and Colon Cancer

Do you have high blood sugar? If so, you're increasing your risk for a number of chronic diseases - including colon cancer. High Blood Sugar and Colon Cancer: Elevated Insulin and C-Peptide Increase Cancer Risk A recent study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute found that men with pre-diabetes are more likely to develop colon cancer. Researchers tested blood samples from … [Read more...]

Sugar and Cancer: Is There a Link?

Did you know the food you eat impacts your body's production and function of hormones, inflammatory substances and immune factors that play an important role in cancer? It's true! In fact, one of the most important elements in preventing cancer is keeping your blood sugar stable. That's because high-glycemic foods fuel cancer’s fire by elevating insulin and cancer-promoting growth … [Read more...]

Garlic and Colon Cancer (Cut Your Risk By 30%!)

You may want to think again before you say "Hold the garlic." Especially if you’re concerned about colon cancer. Garlic and Colon Cancer: Reduce Your Risk by 30% In a review of research conducted over the past 10 years, eight studies showing garlic’s cancer-fighting power were identified. In one clinical trial, participants with colorectal cancer (CRC) who took aged garlic extract saw a 29 … [Read more...]

Blueberries Fight Cancer (And How to Maximize Their Power)

Need another reason to enjoy sweet, succulent berries?How about warding off colon cancer. Blueberries Fight Cancer: 57% Less Pre-Cancerous Growths New research shows that pterostilbene –a compound found in blueberries—may be promising in the prevention of colon cancer. Researchers at Rutgers and the USDA's Agricultural Research Service (ARS) teamed up to investigate pterostilbene’s … [Read more...]

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