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The 14 Most Dangerous Toxins to the Heart

…contribute to breast cancer. 11. Xenoestrogens. These man-made chemicals, which are used in many common everyday products, have estrogenic properties and can affect sex hormone activity. They may also increase the risk of hormone-sensitive cancers such as breast, uterine, or prostate cancer. Common sources…

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7 Reasons Why Exercise Is More Powerful than a Drug

…exercise you: 1. Lower your stroke risk. In an extensive study reported in JAMA, more than 70,000 nurses ages 40 to 65 without cardiovascular disease or cancer completed detailed physical activity questionnaires, and the results showed walking was associated with reduced risk of stroke. 2. Protect against…

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Vitamin D Deficiency and Sunscreens

cancer. Cases of skin cancer on the rise, and the widespread use of sunscreens is partially to blame. That’s because many sunscreens protect you against UVB rays, but still let the harmful cancer-causing UVA rays reach your skin. So, sunscreens give you a false sense of protection from skin cancer.…

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6 Ways to Protect Yourself from UV Dangers

…Irish mom had skin cancer: basal and squamous cell carcinoma when she was in her sixties that required extensive surgery. Later in life, mom also developed bowel cancer. So, with that family history and my own fair Irish skin, I’ve known that I’m quite vulnerable to skin cancers. I’ve been quite…

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The Truth About the Benefits of Vitamins

…correct formulation, a fact that was lost behind the headlines. Meanwhile, other studies have shown that men who take multivitamins decrease their cancer risk by 8 Percent, a huge vitamin benefit. Those who take the con position on vitamins often claim that they do little more than promote expensive…

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Boost Your Health with Cauliflower

…. * Protects against cancer. Cauliflower contains DIM, I3C, and sulforaphane which are potent phytonutrients that help to protect against cancer. Both I3C and DIM have been shown to inhibit the occurrence, growth, and spread of estrogen-related cancers, including breast cancer. Research has also determined…

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What The Best Multivitamins for Men Include

…protect your prostate against free radical damage associated with aging. A study published in Cancer Research showed that the more lycopene consumed by men, the lower the risk of developing prostate cancer. But taking the right nutrients is only half the story. Men also need lower levels of calcium…

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The Heart Health Benefits of Watermelon

…including: * Carotenoids lycopene and beta carotene that neutralize free radicals to prevent heart disease, cancer, and other diseases. Research shows that lycopene decreases the risk for cancer of the breast, prostate, endometrium, lung and colon, and other diseases. * Vitamins A and C which bolster…

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Are Teenagers Setting Themselves Up for Heart Disease?

…heart disease. Plus, like regular cigarettes, hookah can cause lung cancer later in life. In fact, an epidemiological study conducted by a researcher at the American Cancer Society, found that who smoked water pipes experienced lung cancer at five times the rate of non-smokers. This is something we need…

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Secondhand Smoke Even Hurts Your Pets

…, and higher rates of oral cancers (when cats lick their smoke-laden fur, grooming themselves delivers toxins to the mouth). Dogs cohabitating with smokers are at risk for lung and nasal cancers. Short-nosed dogs, like boxers, face higher chances of developing lung cancer, whereas longer-nosed canines…

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5 Heart-Smart Secrets for Your July Fourth Celebration

…Eggplant is high in fiber, manganese, vitamin B1, copper, and potassium. Plus, eggplant’s main phenolic compound—chlorogenic acid—has viral and cancer fighting properties. Here’s how to enjoy it on the grill. * Enjoy watermelon with your meal, or for dessert. Not only is watermelon sweet and delicious…

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Weed Killer and Pet Death

…death. You see, years ago we lost our favorite family dog Biscuit—best buddy particularly to my youngest son, Drew—to cancer. And I was convinced our dear pet developed that cancer because she was running around our lawn after regularly scheduled seasonal applications of fertilizers, pesticides and…

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To Eat Soy, or Not to Eat Soy: What You Need to Know

…women. Unfermented soy may also lower testosterone levels in men and the belief that the isoflavones in soy could slow the progression of prostate cancer is yet to be confirmed. Fermented soy, on the other hand, shows greater benefits. In Asia, traditional fermented soy foods, such as natto, miso, and…

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Share Your Love on Valentine's Day

…trains. I am an insulin dependent diabetic and have had the following operations: Seven bi-passes, carotid artery, aortic artery, kidney cancer and prostate cancer for which I had radiation 18 years ago. My current PSA is 6.5. "I've also had Bell’s palsy twice [Bell's palsy is a disorder of the nerve…

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The Danger of Cell Phones to Breast Health

…from cell phones, the link between cell phones and breast health is very worrying and a real issues in women's health. Yikes! Cell Phones and Breast Cancer Doctors are now finding a rectangular pattern of nodules—many of them malignant—between the breasts of many unsuspecting women who have admitted…

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The Truth About Green Tea Supplements

…been shown in human and animal models to cause cancer. Another example is vitamin E in which studies have shown that high-dose alpha tocopherol succinate (greater than 400 IU a day) can predispose people to not only cardiac vulnerability, but cancer as well. The reason in both of these examples is…

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7 Servings of Fruits and Vegetables = 42% Lower Risk of Death?

…period. What they also found is that those participants who reported eating seven servings of fruits and vegetables had 25% lower risk of dying from cancer, and a 31% reduced risk of death from a stroke or heart disease. Plus, vegetables are more protective than fruits. Those who reported eating 2-3 portions…

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The Health-Boosting Power of Pure Maple Syrup

…Several Health Boosters * Polyphenols that may have cancer-fighting properties, which are even more effective than blueberries, broccoli, carrots, and tomatoes. In fact, Seerem and his team reported that pure maple syrup can slow the growth of cancerous cells in the prostate and lungs substantially. Plus…

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Safe Summer Outdoor Dining

…meats” whether they are broiled or pan-fried. The National Cancer Institute has identified 17 different HCA’s that we may be getting from pork, fish and foul (not just grilled meats) that increase our risk for colorectal and breast cancers. Your best option is to use a propane-fueled gas grill. Unlike…

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On the Road with Dr. Sinatra

…American women are five times more likely to develop heart disease than breast cancer. And, sadly, cardiovascular problems such as heart attack and stroke kill more women annually than any other illness—including all the cancers combined. Clearly, we all need to support any cause that raises awareness about…

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Improper Grilling Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

…heterocyclic amines (HCAs), compounds that have been found to increase your risk of several of the most common kinds of cancer, including breast, prostate, colon, and stomach cancers. Tasty Ways to Protect Your BBQ Fortunately, a marinade consisting of 10 percent plain soy sauce and one percent sugar…

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