The Puerto Rican Anti-Cancer Secret

In All Health Watch, Cancer, Diet and Nutrition by Garry Messick0 Comments

In Puerto Rico, everybody eats sofrito. It’s a condiment that is put on practically everything. 

A new study shows that it may have powerful anti-cancer effects.

Researchers analyzed data on 314 Puerto Rican women who had breast cancer between 2008 and 2014.[1]

The scientists also looked at a control group of 346 women. These subjects were from the same area and had never had a serious form of cancer.

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The Superfood You Already Eat (But Need More Of)

In All Health Watch, Cognitive Health, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, General Health, Heart and Cardiovascular, Heart Attacks, Weight Loss by Garry Messick0 Comments

Health websites are full of information about “superfoods.”

Often they come from strange plants grown in exotic places. Goji berries from China, maca root from the Andes Mountains, and spirulina from Mexico are three examples. 

But the most powerful superfood is one that you are familiar with.

You probably eat it regularly. But recent studies show that more is better.

Researchers have found that it prevents heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and extends lifespan. 

We’re talking about nuts

A new Harvard study may be the largest ever that examined the health effects of eating tree nuts.

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Could This Vitamin Save Alex Trebek?

In All Health Watch, Cancer, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Pancreatic Cancer by Garry Messick0 Comments

If you’re a fan of the TV show Jeopardy, you probably know that host Alex Trebek is fighting for his life.

Trebek has stage 4 pancreatic cancer. That means the disease has spread to other parts of his body.

The 79-year-old publicly announced his condition in March.

He did surprisingly well after initial treatment. In May, his doctors said he was in “near remission.”

“It’s mind-boggling,” Trebek said at the time.

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He Ate Nothing but Junk Food. Here’s What Happened.

In All Health Watch, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Health Warning by Garry Messick0 Comments

He couldn’t stand most kinds of meat. He never ate fruit. And vegetables? Forget about it. 

The teenager ate nothing but French fries, Pringles potato chips, white bread, and processed ham and sausage. He took the Western diet to its extreme.  

The result? He suffered a severe deficiency that caused him to go blind. 

The tragic case is the subject of a case study in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine.

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Liquid Death

In All Health Watch, Cancer, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Heart and Cardiovascular by Garry Messick0 Comments

Just about every health-conscious person knows that soda is bad for you.

But what is surprising is just how bad.

In recent years, studies have found that sweetened, carbonated drinks drive obesity, cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, heart disease, and even lung disease.

But an exhaustive new analysis shows that the dangers may be far worse than anybody suspected.

Scientists from the International Agency for Research on Cancer looked at 451,000 people.

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Plant-Based Diet Puts Your Brain at Risk

In All Health Watch, Alzheimer's and Memory, Cognitive Health, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article by Garry Messick0 Comments

In just the last three years, there has been a 600% increase in people identifying as vegans.[1]

It’s easy to see why…

Health organizations increasingly recommend “plant-based” eating. Books and op-ed columns extol the virtues of giving up meat.[2]

Celebrities such as Bill Clinton, Carrie Underwood, Paul McCartney, Ariana Grande, and Brad Pitt say they have gone vegan.[3] [4]

Veganism (eating no animal foods) and vegetarianism (eating no meat, but consuming eggs and/or dairy) are touted as being healthier, better for the environment, and more ethical.

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