Medscape has recently published a report stating that coffee may be our wonder-drug. They report that it reduces risks of cancer, heart disease, depression, type II diabetes, and more. Of course, coffee is also associated with high blood pressure, anxiety, insomnia, etc. Read more here.
Washington has recently restored a tobacco cessation program for uninsured and underinsured patients. Click here for more information on how you can get help!
There is much controversy about the use of mammograms to assist in screening for breast cancer, and even more when it comes to the use of thermography. If you have questions about thermography, please read this article which explains it’s potential as well current concerns.
The esophagus is the “food tube” which carries food from our mouths to our stomachs. There is a “door” (sphincter) which opens to allow food into the stomach and prevent acid from entering the esophagus. Poor diet choices, being overweight, and H. pylori infection are among contributing factors to failure […]
The goal of the Safe Chemicals Act is to shift the burden to proving that a chemical IS safe versus our current law which states that there must be proof that a chemical is UN-safe. I’d like to see this applied to GMO as well! Click here.
With summer comes the joy of grilling outdoors. But we’ve all heard the concerns linking grilling with cancer. This article includes some ideas to improve your health during summer picnics!
Research is bearing out what has been generally known about ginseng–that it helps fight fatigue. This article primarily discusses its benefits for those fighting cancer, but it has been used for other causes of fatigue as well. First check with your doctor to assess for underlying causes of fatigue.
Naphthalene–a component in mothballs–is associated with an increased risk of cancer. Read more here to see other sources of this chemical; and get rid of any remaining mothballs, too!
Just another tool (and a wonderfully healthy one!) in order to improve success in smoking-cessation: eat your fruits and veggies!! 🙂
This article discusses the benefits of pure American Ginseng to help boost energy of those battling cancer. Please note that they report the over-the-counter brands tend to contain ethanol which is may be harmful.