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The Dietary Link Between Acne and Cancer

By Michael Greger M.D. ecomii.com
January 15, 2016
File under: Diet, Health Concerns, Vegan

Acne is an epidemic skin disease of industrialized countries, reaching rates of over 85 percent of teenagers. In nearly half of American men and women, acne continues after adolescence and into the third decade of life.

Acne is considered a disease of Western civilization. In places like Okinawa, Japan, acne is rare or even nonexistent. Acne is not some “physiological” phenomenon of puberty, but may represent “a visible risk indicator pointing to aberrant nutrient signaling promoting chronic epidemic diseases of civilization,” according to a group of German researchers (See video, Saving Lives By Treating Acne With Diet).

What they are saying is that the dairy, junk foods, meat, and egg proteins in Western diets all conspire to raise the activity of the enzyme TOR, contributing to acne and obesity. Therefore, using diet to suppress TOR may not only improve acne, but may also prevent the march to more serious chronic TOR-driven diseases of civilization. …read more of The Dietary Link Between Acne and Cancer here

 
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Stress Contributes to Post-Holiday Edema and Weight Gain

By Michael Schwartz
January 4, 2016
File under: Health Concerns, Herbs, Natural Remedies, Stress Relief

A shocking nine out of ten adult diets in the U.S. contain too much sodium. Most of the sodium in the American diet comes from processed foods such as, pizza and cookies, animal products and restaurant fare… all of which are indulged to excess during the Holidays.

Excess salt creates an imbalance between sodium and potassium and causes the body to retain water.

Water retention (edema), is a serious health problem and directly contributes to obesity. Water retention can have several causes, but generally stems from an imbalance in the potassium – sodium relationship.

Stress can easily disturb this balance and depletes nutrients, such as calcium, magnesium and zinc. When calcium is depleted, the potassium – sodium ratio is upset, causing water to be retained. …read more of Stress Contributes to Post-Holiday Edema and Weight Gain here

 
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How Not to Die ~ There Was No Book… Until Now!

By Michael Greger M.D. ecomii.com
December 21, 2015
File under: Health Concerns, Healthy Eating

How Not to Die – Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease is Dr Greger’s latest book.

People are more likely to die during December and January than any other time of the year. Fitting, then, that my new book, How Not to Die hit stores in the first week of December!

I have created a video tour throughout the book, highlighting the differences between what is in the book and what is up on my site, http://nutritionfacts.org/.

What I wanted to write was not just a reference book – one that compiles all the most compelling evidence in one place – but also a practical guide on how to translate the mountain of data into day-to-day decisions. …read more of How Not to Die ~ There Was No Book… Until Now! here

 
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The Symbology of Winter Colds and Flu

By Michael Schwartz
October 26, 2015
File under: Health Concerns, Natural Remedies

Winter is around the corner and the cold and flu season is waiting to manifest. You know it’s coming.  Here is how you can protect your family from a different point of view, another perspective.

Suffering from colds and the flu are an annual occurrence for some of us, particularly at school and in the workplace. But, why doesn’t everyone get sick? Very simply, confidence!

Some are able to handle the stress they deal with, while those who get sick easily do not. Those who fall prey to these winter ailments are under stress from a variety of factors. One stressor is malnutrition, which lowers the immune system and this makes them easy targets. …read more of The Symbology of Winter Colds and Flu here

 
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Prevent Cancer Costs by Preventing Cancer

By Neal Barnard M.D. ecomii.com
July 9, 2015
File under: Diet, Health Concerns, Healthy Eating

A new report shows that global spending on cancer drugs reached $100 billion last year – a 10.3 percent increase from 2013. Experts predict that, at this rate, spending on cancer medicine will reach $147 billion by 2018.

But, we could potentially save billions by halting the rise of lifestyle cancers. Approximately one-third of cancer cases are preventable, according to the World Health Organization. And the American Institute for Cancer Research states that a healthy diet and other lifestyle changes can prevent an estimated 340,000 cancer cases per year.

Physicians Committee doctors and dietitians released a list of six dietary recommendations to help individuals lower their cancer risk. Read the recommendations below to learn how you can help improve your health. After all, prevention is the best form of treatment! …read more of Prevent Cancer Costs by Preventing Cancer here

 
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