Green Tea and Cancer Prevention

Green Tea is Rich in Nutrients That May Prevent Cancer Over the years, there have been multiple research studies published that suggest that green tea may help prevent several types of cancer.  This is the conclusion from a meta-analysis recently published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.  Extensive research has shown that substances in green tea, known as polyphenols, may have cancer preventative properties.  Of particular interest to the scientific community, is a polyphenol known as Polyphenon E, which acts as a powerful antioxidant inhibiting the growth of cancer cells. Drinking several cups of green tea…

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Flax Seeds and Omega-3’s For Heart and Brain Health

Consuming Flax Seeds and Other Omega-3 Rich Foods for Health One of the most important nutrients that we can take for our health, and one of the easiest to become deficient in, is the family of oils called, "Omega-3’s". Omega-3’s include alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). These important oils can be found in fish, algae, flax, walnuts, and chia seeds. Flax seeds are particularly high in the Omega-3 oil ALA.  ALA is particularly important because our bodies can make both EPA and DHA from ALA.  DHA and EPA are two types of…

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Eat To Live by Dr. Joel Fuhrman, M.D: A Book Review

Learning About Dr. Joel Furhman's Diet When I was in medical school, I took a class on nutrition that required we read the book Eat to Live by Dr. Joel Furhman. Dr. Furhman is a family physician who specializes in treating obesity and chronic disease with diet alone. At that time, I was intrigued by the common sense logic of Dr. Furhman’s approach,.  And, quite frankly, could not understand why more doctors did not refer to his book when developing treatment plans for their patients. Currently, Joel Furhman's entire program with DVD's is now available via Amazon, at a very affordable…

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