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Plant-Based Diets Decrease Prostate Cancer Risk

Posted by Geoff Beaty on 29 September 2021
Plant-Based Diets Decrease Prostate Cancer Risk
Not long ago, treating prostate cancer – and many diseases, for that matter – was seen as solely a doctor’s job. Today, it's well understood that patients can do a lot to prevent and manage disease – and often, that starts with nutrition. The focus has changed from, "Let’s treat this cancer" to, "Let’s treat the cancer in the person's context as a whole". This view is shared by Lorelei Mucci, an associate professor of epi...
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What Is Reishi?

Posted by Geoff Beaty on 23 September 2021
What Is Reishi?
Ganoderma lucidum/“Lingzhi” (soul/spirit) mushroom, commonly known as “Reishi mushroom”, is a potent fungus that has been used for thousands of years in traditional Chinese medicine. It has 400 different bioactive compounds reported to have a number of potential effects including modification of the immune system, anti-inflammatory, anti-tumour, antibacterial, antiviral, anti-diabetic, and anti-oxidative. Snapshot May boost the immune system May reduce inflammation...
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Melatonin, Chemotherapy And Cancer Survival

Posted by Geoff Beaty on 23 September 2021
Melatonin, Chemotherapy And Cancer Survival
Melatonin is a hormone produced by our pineal gland, which is roughly located in the centre of our brain. Melatonin production follows a circadian rhythm, with the highest levels being produced at night while we sleep. Night time exposure to light can significantly decrease melatonin production, and multiple observational studies have linked night shift work to the development of breast cancer. Interestingly, women with breast cancer in Denmark can now receive financial compensation if, wi...
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Basic Fasting Guide

Posted by Geoff Beaty on 12 September 2021
Basic Fasting Guide
Fasting is emerging as a powerful tool against cancer. With the epidemic of cancer in western societies, it is becoming clear that our overabundance of poor quality food in our society needs to be tempered with the age old wisdom of fasting along with healthy eating in between. The guidelines laid out below are meant to allow patients to effectively use periodic fasts to take advantage of our body’s metabolic toolkit to regulate unchecked cell growth (aka cancer). Cancer is a disease ...
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Phytosterols Against Cancer

Posted by Geoff Beaty on 3 September 2021
Phytosterols Against Cancer
Among the most studied natural compounds affecting reproductive hormones in the body are the phytosterols. They are most concentrated in nuts and seeds of plants and are present in the oils expressed from these. Pumpkin, sesame, flax, and sunflower seeds and oils are high in phytosterols, and cereal grains and legumes such as rice, wheat germ, soy, peas, and other beans also contain phytosterols. Processing and hydrogenating the oils expressed from these foods destroy the phytosterols, and...
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