For The Love Of Grains

Source: The McDougall Newsletter Cereal grains are currently the most important nutritional component of the human diet—and for thousands of years grains have been recognized as staples—necessary foods—and extolled as “the staff of life.” In Roman times Ceres was the goddess of agriculture.1  The gifts offered to Ceres at festivals were referred to as cerealia. […]

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Plant-Based Foods Increase Breast Cancer Survival

Source: The Physicians Committee A new report on breast cancer survival favors plant-based eating, as presented by the World Cancer Research Fund International’s Continuous Update Project. A panel of independent scientists reviewed 85 studies with 164,416 participants diagnosed with breast cancer. They found that eating more high-fiber plant foods before and after diagnosis may reduce […]

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Plant-Based Foods Decrease Risk of Prostate Cancer

Source: The Physicians Committee Tomato products and other plant-based foods reduce the risk of prostate cancer, according to a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. Researchers analyzed the diets of 1,806 prostate cancer patients and 12,005 men without prostate cancer. The results showed that the more their diets were plant-based, the lower their risk […]

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Dairy Linked to Lung, Breast, and Ovarian Cancers

Source: The Physicians Committee Removing dairy products from your diet may lower your risk of certain cancers, according to a study published online in the British Journal of Cancer. Researchers followed 22,788 lactose intolerant participants from Sweden. They also monitored cancer rates of their immediate family members. The incidence rates for lung, breast, and ovarian […]

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New Review Finds Dairy Products Linked to Prostate Cancer

Source: The Physicians Committee High intakes of dairy products increase the risk for prostate cancer, according to a new meta-analysis in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Researchers analyzed data from 32 different studies and found total dairy product, total milk, low-fat milk, cheese, and dietary calcium intakes were incrementally associated with an increased risk […]

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Vegetarian Diet Protects Against Colorectal Cancer

Source: : The Physicians Committee A vegetarian diet may reduce your risk for colorectal cancer, according to a study in JAMA Internal Medicine. Researchers assessed the diets of 77,659 participants in the Adventist Health Study 2 for about seven years and tracked incidence of colorectal cancers. Participants followed five dietary patterns including vegan, lacto-ovo vegetarian, […]

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High-Fiber Diet Helps Prevent Colorectal Cancer

Source: The Physicians Committee A high-fiber, low-fat diet helps prevent colorectal cancer, according to a study published in Nature Communications. Researchers tracked the typical diets of 20 African-American men and 20 African men for two weeks and monitored cancer incidence rates. For an additional two weeks, each group participated in an inverted intervention whereby the […]

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Applying the Precautionary Principle to Nutrition and Cancer

Source: The Physicians Committee By Susan Levin, M.S., R.D., C.S.S.D. Research continues to show, time and time again, that plant-based foods reduce the risk of cancer and strengthen the chance of survival after diagnosis. While more research is needed in this area, we now have a set of six precautionary principles to reduce the risk […]

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Intensive Lifestyle Changes May Affect The Progression of Prostate Cancer

Source: The Journal of Urology Intensive Lifestyle Changes May Affect The Progression of Prostate Cancer ABSTRACT Purpose: Men with prostate cancer are often advised to make changes in diet and lifestyle, although the impact of these changes has not been well documented. Therefore, we evaluated the effects of comprehensive lifestyle changes on prostate specific antigen […]

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Heart Disease – A way to reverse Coronary Artery Disease?

Source: The Wellness Institute of the Cleveland Clinic, Lyndhurst, Ohio A way to reverse CAD? By: Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr, MD; Gina Gendy, MD; Jonathan Doyle, MCS; Mladen Golubic, MD, PhD; Michael F. Roizen, MD Though current medical and surgical treatments manage coronary artery disease, they do little to prevent or stop it. Nutritional intervention, […]

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