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Antibiotics Linked to Increased Risk of Colon Cancer

Posted by Geoff Beaty on 2 September 2021
Antibiotics Linked to Increased Risk of Colon Cancer
There is a clear link between taking antibiotics and an increased risk of developing colon cancer within the next five to ten years. This has been confirmed by researchers at Umeå University, Sweden, after a study of 40,000 cancer cases. The impact of antibiotics on the intestinal microbiome is thought to lie behind the increased risk of cancer. "The results underline the fact that there are many reasons to be restrictive with antibiotics. While in many cases antibiotic therapy is...
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Does a Diet high in Carotenoids Help Reduce Risk of Bladder Cancer?

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 15 August 2021
Does a Diet high in Carotenoids Help Reduce Risk of Bladder Cancer?
A pooled analysis of multiple clinical studies with over 500,000 adults has reported a positive association of increased carotenoid dietary intake or increased concentrations of plasma carotenoid levels and lowered risk of bladder cancer.  Hence, eating brightly colored fruits and vegetables like carrots, oranges, broccoli and others (a diet rich in carotenoids) is beneficial and could reduce the risk of bladder cancer. What are Carotenoids? It is common knowledge that we need to...
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Super Quick Lentil Curry: Metabolic Balance Style

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 14 August 2021
Super Quick Lentil Curry: Metabolic Balance Style
Super Quick Lentil Curry Serves 2 2 cloves garlic 2 tsp ghee 1 tin lentils, drained and rinsed 250-300g vegetables 2tsp vegetable stock paste 2 tsp Curry powder (make your own with the recipe from Cookidoo) 500g water Add garlic to bowl and chop 2sec/speed7 Scrape down sides and add ghee. Cook 3mins/varoma/speed 1 Add in vegetables and chops 4seconds/speed5 Add in other ingredients and cook 15mins/varoma/speed 1 Serve. ...
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A Special Diet for Triple Negative Breast Cancer

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 7 August 2021
A Special Diet for Triple Negative Breast Cancer
There is exciting news in the world of cancer nutrition! For years, the triple negative breast cancer patient has been without a targeted treatment. But, the evidence is beginning to show that some triple-negative specific targeted treatment is on the horizon. This is great news for you if you want to take back the control cancer has taken from you and reduce your fear around this diagnosisyou are not powerless! This is new information in the triple-negative breast cancer community and it...
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Bone Health After Cancer

Posted by Geoff Beaty on 7 August 2021
Bone Health After Cancer
Women who have premature (early) menopause or decreased oestrogen production due to cancer therapy (i.e. women taking hormonal therapy, such as aromatase inhibitors or leuprolide, or menopause induced by surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation) are at the higher risk of osteoporosis. Of note, tamoxifen increases the risk of osteoporosis in premenopausal women, but can actually increase bone density in menopausal women, thereby decreasing the chance of osteoporosis. Treatment with some chemo...
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