31 July 2021

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How Much Sleep Do You Really Need?

How Much Sleep Do You Really Need?

by Geoff Beaty
Skimping on sleep increases risk of cancer and infections. Increased rates of breast cancer are linked to chronic lack of sleep. For that matter, insomnia, difficulty getting to sleep and staying asleep, also leads to the very same risks. Cancer patients are often challenged and wake due to pain, hot flushes, anxiety and drug side effects. Sleeping at the wrong time confuses your immune system and puts you at risk not only of cancer, but also anxiety, depression and impaired memory. A...

31 July 2021

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Roasted Fennel Artichoke Onion Dip

Roasted Fennel Artichoke Onion Dip

by Manuela Boyle
This delicious, nutritious and versatile recipe can be served as a dip, a sauce or even as a side dish! Fennel is rich in fiber and potassium while low in cholesterol making it heart-health supportive.  Fennel is also loaded with phytonutrients, vitamins and minerals. Artichokes are packed with phytonutrients, antioxidants and are a good source of vitamins C and K Garlic is also one of the great cancer-fighting and heart healthy superfoods.  The fibers in garlic are known as p...

23 July 2021

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How Cancer Affects Sleep

How Cancer Affects Sleep

by Geoff Beaty
A chronic lack of sleep comes with a whole host of problems that affect our well-being decreased cognitive function and memory, a greater propensity for depression, anxiety, and stress, and increased risk for a slew of medical afflictions, including hypertension, obesity, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. Science also shows that loss of sleep or poor sleep could adversely affect your immune system, leaving you susceptible to colds and other illnesses. Quality sleep is a natural immune b...

23 July 2021

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Cancer Is Impacted By Its Microenvironment

Cancer Is Impacted By Its Microenvironment

by Geoff Beaty
In recent years, we've had to let go of the notion that cancer is just a mass of malignant cells or simply a disease of aberrant genes if so, we would have long ago succeeded in eliminating or curing cancer by removing or destroying cells or targeting genetic mutations. Rather, cancers are complex 'rogue' organs, to which many other cells are recruited and can be corrupted by the transformed cells. Malignant and nonmalignant cells interact to create the tumour microenvironme...

17 July 2021

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The Common Symptoms of Brain Tumor

The Common Symptoms of Brain Tumor

by Geoff Beaty
According to the Neuro-Oncologists Dr Lakshmi Nayak, MD, and Eudocia Quant Lee, MD, MPH, from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's Center for Neuro-Oncology, to review the red flags that warrant a medical follow up: Common brain tumor symptoms include: Headaches that are new or worsening, especially in a person who doesn't normally have headaches. New and persistent loss of balance or difficulty walking. A seizure or loss of ability to speak; double or blurred vision or visio...

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