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Does Meat Cause Cancer? Identifying Science From Baloney

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As holiday meals with piping hot turkey, steak, and burgers ensue in the winter, the dinner table becomes ripe grounds for raising questions like, “Does meat cause cancer?”

According to mainstream news sources like The Guardian, yes, “processed meats rank alongside smoking as cancer causes [according to] WHO (World Health Organization).” However, recent criticisms have questioned the veracity of these claims.

Let’s explore this claim in-depth and provide an alternative to taking mainstream health news reports at face value.

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The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

Happy National Coffee Day! Why You Should be Drinking Coffee

Credit: Wikimedia, MarkSweep

Credit: Wikimedia, MarkSweep

Happy National Coffee Day! Did you know that, next to water, coffee is the most consumed beverage in the world

Many people look to a caffeinated mug first thing in the morning, but then feel bad about it. How many times have you heard someone swear to quit drinking coffee? How many times have you said it?

Like many items in nutrition, coffee has gained a bad rep, and rightfully so – if taken in excess, it can cause restlessness, which leads to a slew of other complications. The added sugars and processed ingredients are a caveat as well, but the real problem with coffee goes a bit deeper.

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

Ross Pelton on What Women Need to Know about The Pill

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Because of the Affordable Care Act’s mandate, birth control is more accessible than ever, with contraception being covered by most health insurance companies, sans cost-sharing.

Credit: http://naturalpharmacist.net/

Credit: naturalpharmacist.net/

Among the various contraceptive choices, the pill is one that has come under scrutiny, as it is a hormonal method of contraception.

Ross Pelton is The Natural Pharmacist and a WellnessFX practitioner who is passionate about women’s health. His new book, The Pill Problem, teaches women how to mitigate the side effects from birth control pills. After writing The Drug-Induced Nutrient Depletion Handbook, Pelton was amazed to find that oral contraceptives deplete more nutrients than any other class of commonly prescribed drugs, creating a startling amount of side effects, including: Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

The Protective Power of Antioxidants

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So you’ve been eating dark chocolate and drinking red wine for their antioxidant health benefits, but do you know exactly how they’re helping your body? And what other foods and supplements contain them?

Like glutamine or other amino acids, antioxidants are thought to protect your body from wear and tear. They work in different ways: while glutamine acts as fuel, antioxidants defend against damage on a molecular level.

Because of how antioxidants work—by adhering to damaging atoms called free radicals—they are thought to help combat cancer, intercept the damage of environmental pollution, and prevent age-related degenerative disease.
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The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

Recovering From Cancer with WellnessFX

One of the hardest journeys a person can be forced to take is a fight against cancer. Depending on the type, the survival rate in America can be pretty good when caught early, but the treatments are devastating to the body. Chemotherapy sessions, surgeries, and therapy can all take their toll.

Though many people think of the disease as one for the elderly, cancer can be surprising and devastating for people of any age. Ping, pictured above, was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Stage 2 cancer in early 2013. Lymphoma is a cancer of the white blood cells, which are responsible for a broad range of immune responses in the body (i.e., they help to keep us from getting sick). Cancer is usually classified in four different stages depending on how much the diseased has progressed. For lymphoma, Stage 2 means that two or more lymph node regions are affected. This can be especially dangerous because the lymph nodes are like a highway to the rest of the body: once the cancer gets here, it can hitch a ride in the blood stream and plant itself in different organs.

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The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

Guest Post: How To Make An Anti-Cancer Salad

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credit: iStock @zhekos

As the state of health in the U.S. continues to reveal itself, especially in regards to cancer, the more staggering the statistics are:

  • Recent reports suggest worldwide cancer rates will increase 75% by the year 2030
  • If new predictions hold, 22.2 million new cancer cases will be diagnosed in 2030, compared with 12.7 million in 2008

The “big four” cancers (breast, prostate, lung and colon) are all considered to be the result of complex interactions between our bodies and our increasingly toxic environment. To make matters worse, more than 700 new chemicals are added to our environment each year and, because of loopholes in existing laws, they do not need to be proven as safe.

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The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.