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Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment of Colon Cancer

Colon cancer is a particular form of cancer (carcinoma) which affects the body’s colon. The colon is part of the large intestine. In fact, it is the largest portion of the large intestine. Most colon cancers derive from adenocarcinomas, which are cancer cells that begin in our cells that produce mucus and other body fluids. Fast Facts about Colon Cancer Colon cancer is a serious form of cancer that starts in the rectum or colon. […]

Natural Phytochemicals in Fight against Cancer

A few decades ago, scientists in cancer research began focusing their attention on a group of non-nutritive plant chemicals called phytochemicals. Plants produce phytochemicals to protect themselves from bugs in the fields or against too much sun and to prevent diseases. Research shows that these common natural substances could also be used to protect humans against serious diseases such as cancer or heart disease. Whether phytochemicals are the key to controlling human diseases such as […]

Low Cholesterol and Cancer – Is there a Link?

It has been known for decades that cancer patients have low levels of LDL cholesterol. However, we never took it seriously, thinking that the reduction was simply a consequence of already developed preclinical cancers, which are increasing the body’s cholesterol demands, concluding that this association was an effect and not a cause of cancer. But, now this has all being turned on its head and we need to give it a serious rethink. The American […]

Supplementation of Plant-Based Diet in Post-Radiation Patients

A recent study has found that radiation therapy in breast cancer patients considerably increases their risk of developing ischemic heart disease. It shows that the focus of the treatment on maximising survivorship is short-sighted, with an urgent need to address the cardiovascular health issues of the patient after radiation. When it comes to lifestyle and diet approaches, it raises concerns about the suitability of the commonly advocated plant-based diets for securing remission and requires that […]

Reducing Cancer Risk through Diet

It is too common to be fatalistic about such a dreadful disease as cancer, which so often seems to ruthlessly strike out of the blue. Therefore, we might be forgiven for believing that it is all due to bad luck or wrong genes or some other factor outside of our control. And often it is. But one recently published report concluded that circa 43% of all cancer cases in the UK are due to lifestyle […]

Beneforté – a Super Healthy Broccoli Bred

Whether you like it or not, based on recent research broccoli has gained a superfood status. It is questionable whether any single food deserves that rather pointless compliment, which is just a made-up marketing slogan, as after all, it is whole diets and whole lifestyles that ultimately influence our health, not any single food. But could you imagine there was a specially enhanced type of broccoli that had been bred to have all the benefits […]

Could Carbohydrate Rich Diet Be Promoting Cancer?

The mainstream dietetic guidelines of the past decades have been all about carbohydrates. Listen to any of the respected modern-day health authorities and they all keep repeating the same dietary rules of the high-carbohydrate, low-fat diet. Carbs are the right choice and the message is clear: If you want to be healthy, you should be favoring starchy foods such as potatoes, rice, bread, pasta and cereals. But what if that whole concept was completely wrong? […]

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