Is sugar cancer’s favorite food?

The negative health impact of excessive sugar consumption continues to be in the news. The World Health Organization (WHO) has released another report warning that the world is eating entirely too much sugar. And though our bodies need a little sugar, excess amounts lead to rampaging obesity, diabetes, cancer, brain dysfunction, heart disease and many other ailments. And don’t  think we […]

Some top cancer-fighting foods

A considerable amount of research has been conducted in recent years studying and assessing large groups of people and their eating habits in order to identify the role of food in the development of various cancers. Generally it has been concluded that those who consume the most antioxidants and phytochemicals found in fresh fruits and vegetables have a much lower risk […]

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* One-half of American children with autism by 2025?—According to a Massachussetts Institute of Technology researcher, if autism cases proceed at the same rate as today, half of all American children will be autistic by 2025. The cause? Glyphosate, Monsanto’s toxic Roundup herbicide, massively used in conventional farming, and which has piled up throughout the food chain. Extensive […]

Study finds vitamin K supplements improve arterial function in women

Long-term supplementation with vitamin K2 may inhibit age-related stiffening of the artery walls, according to a new study on healthy postmenopausal women. The study spanned three years and the findings were published in Thrombosis and Haemostasis. To perform the study 244 participants were randomly assigned to receive either a daily vitamin K2 supplement of 180 […]

The latest trend—get off your backside!

Want to reduce your chances of dying early? Then get off your backside, says The Week. A comprehensive analysis of 47 studies examining links between long periods of sitting and mortality has produced a definitive conclusion: People who sit most of the day have an increased chance of developing diabetes, heart disease and cancer, and […]

Finally—Government admits misguided war on cholesterol

For decades, health ‘experts’ have issued dire warnings that foods high in fat and cholesterol lead to heart disease, obesity and other illnesses. But new research has determined that government food guidelines, which prompted millions to shun red meat and eggs were not supported by good evidence and were, in fact, wrong. In the late 1970s, […]

Epstein-Barr virus may be a “sleeping giant”

Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is one of the most common viruses found in the human body, and could be a ‘sleeping giant,’ according to some scientists. EBV is an HHV-4 herpes virus that in many individuals stays in the body and remains mostly dormant. In others, that is not the case. Today, about 50 percent of […]