Prescription drugs aren’t the answer: “Food is medicine

… eating more fresh fruits and vegetables can make you healthier, stronger.

It is becoming increasingly clear that food is some of the best medicine that exists.

We know that eating right can prevent many common diseases, and dietary improvements can alleviate illness as well. Have you ever wondered what would happen if people were prescribed healthy foods the way they are prescribed medicine? Continue reading

I’m A Physician, And I’ll Continue Eating Red Meat

Last month, a group of 14 health researchers led by epidemiologist Dr. Bradley Johnston of Dalhousie University sparked enormous controversy by publishing a series of articles challenging the conventional wisdom that people should reduce their consumption of red meat. Their recommendations in the prestigious Annals of Internal Medicine basically stated that adults could “continue current levels of red meat and processed meat consumption.” Continue reading

Boy, 17, goes blind because of a vitamin deficiency caused by years of eating only French fries, Pringles, white bread and sausage

‘Ultra-processed’ food – any product involving an industrial procedure and including chips – now makes up half of our diet

A 17-year-old boy who lived on chips, Pringles and processed ham has gone blind because of a lack of vitamins in his diet. The fussy-eating teenager from Bristol, who is now 19, hadn’t eaten a fruit or vegetable in a decade. Continue reading

Magnesium Puts Psychiatric Drugs to Shame for Depression

Depression is one of the most widely diagnosed conditions of our time, with over 3 million cases in the U.S. every year, and 350 million believed affected worldwide. Conventional medicine considers antidepressant drugs first-line treatments, including the newly approved injected postpartum drug costing $34,000 a treatment, to the tune of a 16 billion dollars in global sales by 2023. Despite their widespread use, these drugs are fraught with a battery of serious side effects, including suicidal ideation and completion — the last two things you would hope to see in a condition that already has suicidality as a co-morbidity. For this reason alone, natural, safe, and effective alternatives are needed more than ever before. Continue reading

The Truth About Aspartame Side Effects

Aspartame, an artificial sweetener that is 200 times sweeter than sugar, easier/cheaper to produce, store, transport and has an indefinite shelf-life that pests and vermin won’t touch. What more would you want, right?

More and more studies show links to serious health problems and diet disorders. Eliminate ‘soft drinks’ completely because you can only go from bad to worse by switching to DIET drinks. “Sugar Free” is a marketing ploy, not a health enhancement… ~ ac
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Dandelions Are Not Weeds!

People spray their lawns to get rid of it, while others use it to heal their body of numerous ailments. What could it be? Well, dandelions of course!

Whether your eat or juice the greens, indulge in the honey-flavoured flowers or steep some dandelion root tea, this herb is pure magic!

The health benefits of dandelion include bone and skin health, help with liver and urinary disorders, acne, jaundice, diabetes, cancer and anemia. Continue reading

Breast Cancer: Does Turmeric Compare to Traditional Chemo?

Because I just lost my dear friend and sister-in-law to cancer treated with surgery, chemo and immunotherapy this spring, this topic remains hot on my mind.

I decided to write a concise, little post showing published, peer-reviewed scientific evidences of turmeric’s amazing level of complexity, modulating countless molecular pathways and helping in traditional cancer therapy and beyond. I hope this will save you some work! Continue reading

Does removing sugar from your diet starve cancer cells?

Cutting back on sugar may help decrease your likelihood of getting certain cancers, a recent study noted. The finding, which was part of an investigation made by researchers from Duke-NUS Medical School and the National University of Singapore, together with the Duke University School of Medicine and the Medical University of Vienna, is part of a unique approach explaining how reducing sugar can cause cancer cells to die.

The paper, which was published in the online journal Science Signaling, presented a novel cell death pathway through introducing how depriving cancer cells of sugar can trigger a reaction that causes them to die. This research builds on earlier scientific literature that indicates that cancer cells that quickly multiply need higher levels of sugar than healthy cells. Continue reading

Flaxseeds are more effective at preventing and treating breast cancer than mainstream medicine

Flaxseeds contains lignans which are the main type of phytoestrogens in the Western diet.

Mainstream oncology is at a precipice. On average, there are 4,800 new cancer diagnoses occurring each day. The lifetime probability of being diagnosed with cancer is now 37.7% for women and 39.3% for men. While the death rate from cancer is slightly falling, these figures can be skewed by the millions of false cancer diagnoses that weren’t deadly to begin with and the volume of benign cancers that are detected early, that may regress on their own. Cancer fears abound, but there are countless ways in which modern oncology can improve to quell hysteria and improve patient outcomes. Continue reading

Mushroom Nutrition Benefits: Cancer Fighters and Cell Renewers

When it comes to sticking to a healthy diet, disease-fighting mushrooms check off all the boxes: They’re low in carbohydrates and calories, but a great source of B vitamins, trace minerals, fiber and even protein. Mushrooms are also an anti-inflammatory food, and mushroom nutrition contains high levels of beta-glucan compounds that keep immune cells alert, plus a powerful antioxidant called ergothioneine that helps lower body-wide inflammation.

The medicinal use of mushrooms has a very long tradition in Asian countries that dates back thousands of years. Although their use in the Western Hemisphere only started increasing in the past several decades, numerous recent studies show that they are vital, biologically active compounds with significant benefits to health. Continue reading