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Eating Pickled Foods Increases Stomach Cancer Risk

Eating Pickled Foods Increases Stomach Cancer Risk

Pickled foods are foods that have been preserved in an acidic medium. Almost any food item can be pickled, including fruits, meat, and vegetables. The preservative medium used in processing most pickled foods usually contains vinegar, salt, nitrite, nitrate, and seasoning. Salt, nitrate, and nitrite have been linked with the development of stomach cancer. Pickled...

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Callie's Cancer Part 2

Callie's Cancer Part 2

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This post is Part 2 of Callie's Cancer blog that was posted on Monday, 22 August 2016. Please see it here. As a recap; our beloved 14-year-old feline friend and companion, Callie, began a health decline several years ago. As her health decline accelerated, we feared she was dying of cancer - as...

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Lifetime consumption of alcoholic beverages and risk of 13 different types of cancer in men: results from a case-control study in Montreal.

Men who are moderate and heavy drinkers of alcohol are highly vulnerable to esophageal, liver, prostate, stomach, colon, pancreatic, and lung cancer.

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Vegetarianism, dietary fiber, and gastro-intestinal disease.

Increased consumption of vegetarian diets may cut down the risk of gastro-intestinal diseases, such as gall stone, constipation, diverticular disease, and cancer.

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Reduced cancer risk in vegetarians: an analysis of recent reports.

Frequent consumption of vegetarian diets may protect individuals against cancer.

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Callie's Cancer

Callie's Cancer

Guest Blogger Contribution.
Callie is a very dear member of our family. She is a person who just happens to be a 14-year-old cat. She plays a very prominent role in the family. She supervises household work. She loves (demands) loving time which includes being carried around the house lying on her back in my arms...

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Vitamin Supplements May Increase Risk of Disease

Vitamin Supplements May Increase Risk of Disease

Many people pop a morning multivitamin as a very personal form of "health insurance." We figure that just in case our diet isn't adequately providing for our nutritional needs, we'll take a multivitamin to be safe. Some of us take it a step further, adding specific vitamins in the belief that "more is better," hoping...

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Vascular endothelium and human disease.

Endothelial dysfunction may be a good indicator of the presence of various diseases, such as diabetes, stroke, cancer, and atherosclerosis.

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How to Roast Garlic Without Using Oil

Roasted Garlic

Do you love adding freshly roasted garlic to recipes, or enjoy eating it by itself, but you're not sure how to roast it without adding olive oil? It turns out you are not alone. And, fortunately many people have been experimenting and submitting recipes. As a fan of roasted garlic I am happy to present...

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Colorectal Cancer Rising in Young Adults

Colorectal Cancer Rising in Young Adults

A study published in JAMA Surgery documents a dramatic increase of colon and rectal cancer (CRC) among younger adults. Researchers at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center predict that based on current trends, by 2030 the incidence rates of colon cancer will increase by 90% and the rates for rectal cancer will go...

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Endocrine Disrupting Hormones Found in Food

Endocrine Disrupting Hormones Found in Food

As a doctor who specializes in nutritional medicine, I stay up-to-date on the most current scientific literature regarding how our food choices impact our health and wellbeing. For this reason, I'd like to share with you the findings of several medical studies regarding a group of chemical compounds called phthalates. Phthalates are ubiquitous in the...

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Diet for a Cancer Diagnosis

Diet for a Cancer Diagnosis

Some of the scariest words we can hear are, "You have cancer." When we or a loved one receive these words, we immediately begin looking for the hope and the help in this situation. At home, the big question often becomes, "What should I eat now that I've been diagnosed with cancer?" While I can't...

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