We’ve harnessed electricity, sequenced the human genome, and eradicated smallpox. But after billions of dollars in research, we haven’t found a solution for a disease that affects more than 14 million people and their families at any given time. Why is it so difficult to cure cancer? Kyuson Yun explains the challenges.
A whole-food diet rich in diverse fruits and vegetables is powerful medicine. Eat more power foods so that they can work together to support health and healing. Consider eating more cruciferous vegetables, berries, walnuts, carrots and alliums to help fight cancer.
Evidence regarding coffee consumption and risk of colorectal cancer is mixed and remains inconclusive. A previous meta-analysis suggested some protective effect, but the authors of this study wanted to generate a more robust, well-powered study with comprehensive data.
There are many health benefits benefits of coffee & caffeine, also known as Arabian wine. Other sources of caffeine include boba tea, bubble tea, chai tea latte, coco, chcocolate, English tea, espresso, green tea, guarana berries, guayusa, kola nut, ming tea, oolong tea, opium tea, poppy seed tea, white tea, xanthine, yaupon holly, and yerba mate. It may help with headaches, alertness, energy, concentration, fatigue, tension headaches, migraine headaches, rebound headaches, diabetes, improve insulin sensitivity, lower blood sugar, help with fat break down, reduce risk of cancer (gastrointestinal, esophageal, liver, endometrial), liver cirrhosis, hepatitis C, gout, alzheimer’s disease, parkinson’s disease, dementia, improve strength performance & power output, increase high intensity cardio & Anaerobic running, boost testosterone, adrenaline and epinephrine.
February is National Cancer Prevention Month. Below are 5 easy ways to help reduce your risk of developing cancer, thanks to Amy Leader, PhD, and Charnita Zeigler-Johnson, PhD, both Assistant Professors in the Department of Medical Oncology.
1. Healthy diet
It is well known that a poor diet can lead to being overweight or obese, which can increase an individual’s risk for developing cancer. “As we understand more and more about the links between diet and cancer, try to make colorful fruits and vegetables a part of your daily meal,” said Leader. Other tips include watching portion sizes, limiting intake of high-calorie foods and drinks, and reducing intake of processed and red meat.
2. Avoidance of tobacco products
Cigarettes and other forms of tobacco products are a leading cause of cancer and cancer-related death. Tobacco use is a risk factor for numerous cancers, including lung, mouth, throat, colon, and stomach. It’s important to reduce your exposure to any form of tobacco as much as possible, including secondhand smoke.
3. Physical activity
The American Cancer Society (ACS) recommends that adults get at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity or 75 minutes of vigorous intensity activity every week. Even if this kind of exercise is not possible, try to take time to move every day for at least 30 minutes. Remember — walking counts! Read More