6 healthy reasons to drink beet juice

Beets have been around since ancient times, growing along the coastlines of Asia, North Africa and Europe. At one time, only the greens of the beet plant were eaten but, now, beet juice is quite popular as well. While beets are enjoyed for their sweet, appealing taste, many people still remain uneducated about the tremendous health … Continue reading 6 healthy reasons to drink beet juice

Vitamin D supplementation can REDUCE cancer death risk by 16%, study shows

Vitamin D is best known for its role in bone formation. It helps the body absorb calcium and maintain phosphorus levels in the blood, both of which are vital to bone health. But latest research found that it also reduces the risk of dying from cancer. A recent review published in the British Medical Journal analyzed studies … Continue reading Vitamin D supplementation can REDUCE cancer death risk by 16%, study shows

Colorectal cancer is a microbial disease: Changes in the gut microbiome can be used for early detection

A study published in the journal Nature Medicine found an increase in specific microorganisms in the gut which are linked to colorectal cancer. The researchers said that these microorganisms can potentially be used to detect the disease long before it progresses to late-stage cancer. “Our results show that changes in the gut microbiome are present at the very early … Continue reading Colorectal cancer is a microbial disease: Changes in the gut microbiome can be used for early detection

Improve your cancer protection by cooking broccoli the right way

Broccoli is a cruciferous vegetable. It is rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that can help prevent the development of various diseases. Researchers have touted the powerful disease-fighting properties of this vegetable. From reducing cancer risk to boosting immune health, broccoli can work wonders for your body. However, it is important to know that some of broccoli’s nutrients may get lost … Continue reading Improve your cancer protection by cooking broccoli the right way

Study suggests managing your blood sugar levels with the keto diet brings anti-cancer benefits

The ketogenic (keto) diet might inhibit the growth of tumors in cancer patients, according to a team of American and Korean researchers. Published in the journal Cell Reports, their findings showed that the keto diet, which kept blood glucose from spiking, also kept cancer cells from using glucose as a fuel source, thus stalling tumor growth in mice with lung cancer. … Continue reading Study suggests managing your blood sugar levels with the keto diet brings anti-cancer benefits

Healing foods: Top 12 superfruits to eat during and after cancer treatment

Mainstream cancer treatments like chemotherapeutic drugs and radiation therapies can do immense and sometimes irreparable damage to cells, tissues, muscles and the like. But cancer treatments shouldn’t end there. In a recent article published online, registered dietitian Rachael Link emphasized that eating nutritious fruits during and post-treatment can help cancer patients regain their strength and rehabilitate faster in general. … Continue reading Healing foods: Top 12 superfruits to eat during and after cancer treatment

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

Exploring the potential of magnetic hyperthermia to kill cancer cells

In this study, Bulgarian researchers investigated the potential of mixed ferrite nanoparticles with the structural formula Me1?xZnxFe2O4 (Me = Co, Ni, Cu, Mn) for cancer therapy. Their results were published in The European Physical Journal B. Magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) can be delivered close to tumor cells and activated using alternating magnetic fields. This new type of therapy, … Continue reading Exploring the potential of magnetic hyperthermia to kill cancer cells

Researchers explore the anti-cancer potential of a local onion from Iran

Many of the vegetables that are part of a healthy diet belong the genus Allium. These include onions, garlic, shallots, scallions, leeks and chives. These vegetables are also known for their anti-cancer properties, which have been reported by numerous studies. In a recent study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, researchers from Iran investigated … Continue reading Researchers explore the anti-cancer potential of a local onion from Iran

Quercetin is one of the most potent natural antioxidants on the planet

Quercetin is a naturally occurring compound that has the ability to protect plants from harsh climates and environmental toxins. It also contributes to the various colors that fruits and vegetables exhibit. However, it’s not just plants that benefit from quercetin but humans as well. Once ingested, this compound induces cell-protective effects including antioxidant, anticancer, anti-inflammatory, and … Continue reading Quercetin is one of the most potent natural antioxidants on the planet