The Dangers of Sugar and the Importance of Healthy Sugar Substitutes

Sugar is sold abundantly in every food shop in the world and is often not acknowledged as the aging health criminal that it is. Sugar is responsible for an astonishing amount of physical and mental suffering. So many illnesses are caused by carbohydrates sugar overload, while many others are certainly made worse by it. Health … Continue reading The Dangers of Sugar and the Importance of Healthy Sugar Substitutes

Eating more flavonoid-rich foods can stave off disease and lower cancer risk, advise researchers

It’s no secret that fresh, nutrient-rich foods, such as fruits, salad greens and beans, among others, promote optimal health. Children are taught to eat them for a reason, and adults are expected to incorporate them into a balanced diet. The health benefits attributed to these foods are the result of the synergistic interactions of multiple essential … Continue reading Eating more flavonoid-rich foods can stave off disease and lower cancer risk, advise researchers

The winged-stem passionflower can selectively kill cancer cells, says study

Studies have described several plants that belong to the Passiflora (passionflower) genus as cytotoxic to cancer cells. These plants have also demonstrated impressive anti-tumor or chemopreventive properties. Notable examples include P. edulis (passion fruit), P. ligularis (sweet granadilla), P. incarnata (maypop) and P. tetrandra (New Zealand passionfruit). Because of the rising cancer mortality rate and the increasing number of reports about the anticancer potential of Passiflora plants, Brazilian … Continue reading The winged-stem passionflower can selectively kill cancer cells, says study

Study: Animals under dietary restrictions have better protection against tumors and bacterial infections

A study published in the journal Cell found that restricting food intake can produce better immune responses against tumors and bacterial infections. During animal testing, researchers from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases observed that T cells of mice that had their caloric intake reduced displayed improved immune memory. Although further research is needed, these findings may one day help clinicians … Continue reading Study: Animals under dietary restrictions have better protection against tumors and bacterial infections

Consuming alliums like onions and garlic found to lower colorectal cancer risk by 79 percent

Garlic and onions are a cook’s best friend. Besides the fact that they complement most dishes, these ingredients are staples in different cuisines because of their intense and unique tastes. But there’s another compelling reason to start eating more of these foods. In a recent study published in the Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, Chinese researchers found that eating high amounts … Continue reading Consuming alliums like onions and garlic found to lower colorectal cancer risk by 79 percent

You are what you eat: 3 foods that look eerily similar to the organs they heal

Mysterious recurring patterns rule the universe. Natural foods and organs of the human body, for example, share these patterns and are said to be connected: Foods can, in some way, heal the organ it resembles. In ancient times, people used this idea and developed natural medicine to treat diseases. Herbs and other organics were their sources of … Continue reading You are what you eat: 3 foods that look eerily similar to the organs they heal

Sugar is cancer’s best friend: Research reveals how it feeds tumors

We’ve known for quite some time that sugar essentially feeds cancer cells, with tumors preferring to use sugar fermentation as a source of energy. But now, studies are showing that it could, in fact, be the cause of the disease in the first place. A study that was published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation illustrated how sugar could … Continue reading Sugar is cancer’s best friend: Research reveals how it feeds tumors

Reduce your colorectal cancer risk by up to 39% with 60 minutes of daily physical exercise

A recent study in the British Journal of Cancer revealed that people with at least 60 minutes of physical activity from adolescence could potentially reduce their risk for colorectal cancer by more than a third. The report, led by researchers from the University of Sao Paolo, is the first to analyze the direct link between physical activity during adolescence and … Continue reading Reduce your colorectal cancer risk by up to 39% with 60 minutes of daily physical exercise

Cancer study: Ginger compound is superior to conventional chemotherapy treatments

Ginger is a more potent cancer medicine than chemotherapeutic drugs like Taxol, according to a recent study. Published in the journal PLOS One, it revealed that 6-shogaol, one of the pungent compounds present in ginger, can kill breast cancer stem cells at doses that are non-toxic to healthy cells. Researchers from the Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology in India noted that 6-shogaol can induce autophagy, … Continue reading Cancer study: Ginger compound is superior to conventional chemotherapy treatments

Boosting selenium levels helps reduce premature death risk, say scientists

Having high selenium levels is linked to a longer, healthier life, says a recent study published in The Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging. The study used data from an earlier research known as the ilSIRENTE Study, which involved nearly 350 men and women aged 80 years and older who live in a small mountain community in Italy. Selenium is an important antioxidant and trace … Continue reading Boosting selenium levels helps reduce premature death risk, say scientists