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Wednesday, January 30th, 2013
(photo)How ingredients make it in a recipe? Is it taste, texture or color? Or the ability it grant us to increase our well-being. For our life time, it is the taste that pretty much rules the day. However for a civilization which has lived for thousands of years, traditional foods and their ingredients give an advantage over other civilizations. We can take advantage of that fact. more…
Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013
(photo) How do we get cancer, is a good question. Cancer research had tried to answer that question from the past 40 years. We now know that it takes some 20 years to develop. It has to involve mutation in the DNA that leads to a malfunction in our body.But why some people get cancer and some don’t, is still in the grey. They come up with trend, factors that give us some guidelines to what to do and not, to increase our chance of survival. But cancer is a lottery and we only need one ticket to win ( or lose in this case). But one of the prime factors that we can control is our lifestyle. more…
Wednesday, October 24th, 2012
We can imagine the grimace we got on our face when we bite into a lemon slice. Well breast cancer cells react even worst. Citrus is a type of food that we specially do not appeal to our taste, we accept the orange jus in the morning but what about the other citrus like clementine, grapefruit, lime and lemon. We should at less eat one citrus per day. When life give us lemons, we need to make lemonade. more…
Wednesday, October 10th, 2012
We take the habit to buy and eat what is available at our grocery store. Must of the time, we even have the same grocery list every weeks. It is easier in our world where time is a luxury. But do we miss out, on available weapons to fight cancer. These weapons are ingredients that are part of the 5 to 10 fruits and vegetables we should eat daily. But there are some more if we go to traditional or old way food that was used before industrialization. more…
Wednesday, September 19th, 2012
Cancer can spread pretty fast if left unchecked. It comes from its deadly ability to go from one organ like breast or prostate to the next likes bone or liver. This process is called metastasis and any strategies to fight cancer need to reduce its pace.
How it works
Cancer metastases use our lymphatic and blood vessels as road to move from one place to the other. Existent blood vessels are, most of the time, not in the immediate area of the tumor. However; the lack of nutrients and oxygen, as the tumor grows, create an environment favorable to send signal to these blood vessels to create new ones that will come closer and feed the tumor. This process is called angiogenesis. This paves the way to infect new organs. more…
Wednesday, September 05th, 2012
We often undergo a weight variation. Seasons change and we are more susceptible to change our eating habit and level of activity. We tell ourselves well it is just a few pounds more, nothing to be alarmed of. But these extra pounds drag on and after a while we forget about them and gain a few extra more. It is slowly but surely adding over the year. Are we seeing ourselves here? more…
Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012
In our fight against cancer we try to use every weapon available. 5 to 10 fruits and vegetables a day can be hard to achieve, but with a little help, we can do our goal. One book that came to my attention and I wrote earlier Zest for life, muster easy and tasty recipes that do just that. more…
Wednesday, August 08th, 2012
Would it be wonderful if we could wish cancer away, by positive thinking or with a magic spell? Mind over matter is a popularized phrase during the sixties and related to psychokinetic where we could move object with our mind. This pretty much look like being from a science fiction book : Being able to wish cancer out of us or is it? more…
Wednesday, August 01st, 2012
Take your vitamin. Have we heard that a lot during our childhood. We are still bombarded with this topic by advertisments on tv or website.
Well, folic acid is a vitamin. It is the vitamin B9 or folate. Its scientific name is pteroylglutamic acid, but rarely hear it that way. It help to maintain and repair DNA and is important in creating new cells like blood cells. Deficiency in B9 is responsible of birth defect call spina bifida.
Pregnant women are strongly recommended by their doctor to supplement their diet with extra foliate.
Important for cancer
Wednesday, July 25th, 2012
We find a lot of advertising in the web regarding magic pills claiming to be a panacea for cancer, diabetes and a host of other diseases. Other ads grab our attention when they claim that there’s a special extract or a revolutionary process that results to a cancer fighting compound. If we’re suffering form cancer, we’re too desperate; we lower our guard; and go for them! more…