Genes are not the deciding factor when it comes to disease.
Today, nearly one out of every seven South Africans will get cancer. This disease will almost certainly touch your life in some way. If it hasn't already. The good news is that we know more about how to reduce your risk of cancer - almost entirely. Avoid Chemicals and Hormones
We are subjected to cancer causing chemicals daily. ... ››› more
After you read this, you may find yourself asking for extra curry with your chicken and veggies the next time you dine out at your favourite Indian restaurant.
And with very good reason. One of the main ingredients in Indian curries has had a recent boom in popularity in the West due to the ever-mounting collection of research on its potential health benefits - including that of a cancer blaste... ››› more
This tropical and subtropical vine of the family Cucurbitaceae, widely grown in Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean has medicinal properties against cancer... Bitter melon extracts are being closely studied for their anticancerous properties....
Five of the plant’s phytochemicals have been well documented as having cytotoxic properties, meaning they’ve been shown to both kill and inhibit ... ››› more
Flaxseeds and flaxseed oil contain substances that promote good health, particularly alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), an essential fatty acid that is beneficial for heart disease, inflammatory bowel disease, arthritis, and a variety of other health conditions.
In addition to ALA, flaxseeds also contains a group of chemicals called lignans which appear to play a role in the prevention of cancer. The ... ››› more
A recent study out of Washington State University and Texas A&M showed that a compound, called polyphenols, in peaches can stop the growth of breast cancer cells and their ability to spread.
All you have to do is eat 2 or 3 peaches per day! And, when they're not in season, drink peach green tea to get these benefits.
In the study, the researchers observed these cancer fighting properties at... ››› more
At an American Association for Cancer Research conference recently, scientists presented the results of three research projects aimed at treating skin cancer.
Two of the studies were conducted on mice and the third was a laboratory study using human skin cells.
The active ingredients that were tested, and showed great potential for stopping cancer in its tracks were perillyl alcohol which is... ››› more
There's a trace mineral in soil called selenium that helps protect against cancer.
When you eat foods grown in selenium-rich soil, your body is replenished with a nutrient that has been shown to help fight autoimmune disorders, increase
insulin efficiency and curb the mutation of viruses.
And one of its most studied qualities is its ability to protect against cancer. It boosts the antioxida... ››› more
Radiation of any kind isn't good for you. But if you're ill or know you'll be undergoing a number of x-rays or a CT scan, no one would blame you for worrying about what the exposure could do to your health.
Even low doses of ionising radiation can cause damage to your DNA - which could result in cancer. About 2% of cancers and 15,000 deaths per year are attributed to exposure to xrays or CT s... ››› more
Do you drink red wine? Turns out this rich-hued vine-nectar could help you protect yourself from cancer!
Men who consume 120ml or more of red wine per week have a 60% lower incidence of the more aggressive types of prostate cancer, stated the National Cancer Institute.
But if you don't drink red wine, don't worry, you too can get this protection... In fact, even if you do drink red wine, th... ››› more
or thousands of years, people ate roughly equal amounts of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.
The advent of food processing brought an abundance of vegetable and seed oils to our diet. Today most people consume 20 to 50 times more
omega-6 fats than omega-3s.
This leads to inflammation - a big risk factor for cancer. Omega-3 offsets the omega-6 imbalance...
In a study publis... ››› more
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