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Vegan or Paleo: What you Need to Know for Good Health

Posted by Geoff Beaty on 3 August 2021
Vegan or Paleo: What you Need to Know for Good Health
You may be surprised to learn that both diets can offer good health benefits, provided you curate them carefully and consider possible pitfalls. That's because a healthy diet can take many forms. There is no single way to eat for good health, and people respond to diets differently. Some people may feel great on a vegan diet, while others prefer a paleo diet. But you do need to consider what's excluded on each diet if you follow it strictly: Traditionally, the paleo diet all...
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Is Your Toothpaste Toxic?

Posted by Geoff Beaty on 31 July 2021
Is Your Toothpaste Toxic?
Toxic preservatives are found commonly in your soaps, lotions, sunscreen and more! One of them is methylisothiazolinone. Methylisothiazolinone (MI) is a chemical added to toothpaste, mouthwash, lotions, shampoos, dishwashing liquid and laundry detergents that increases product shelf life, but also acts as a potent trigger for angry inflammation, allergic reactions, mouth sores and skin rashes.  These are signs of harm and damage. Many companies are voluntarily removing MI from th...
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12 Tips To Manage Uncertainty

Posted by Geoff Beaty on 31 July 2021
12 Tips To Manage Uncertainty
Here are some ideas that have helped others feel more hopeful and deal with the uncertainty and fear of cancer that doesn't go away: Be informed. Learn what you can do for your health now and about the services available to you and your loved ones. This can give you a greater sense of control. Be aware that you do not have control over some aspects of your cancer. It helps to accept this rather than fight it. Be aware of your fears, but practice letting them go. It's normal for ...
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Cancer Is Impacted By Its Microenvironment

Posted by Geoff Beaty on 23 July 2021
Cancer Is Impacted By Its Microenvironment
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...
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How Long Can You Have Cancer Without Knowing About It?

Posted by Geoff Beaty on 14 July 2021
How Long Can You Have Cancer Without Knowing About It?
Some cancers are more easily detected than others. For example, certain types of skin cancer can be diagnosed initially just by visual inspection, though a biopsy is necessary to confirm the diagnosis. But other cancers can form and grow undetected for 10 years or more, as one study found, making diagnosis and treatment that much more difficult. This list provides an overview of common cancers that often display little or no symptoms early on, and how they're typically detected and di...
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