Over the past decade, many researchers studying anti-cancer mechanisms have focused on the intersection of diet and chronic inflammatory diseases, cancer included. The bottom line is becoming clear: Continue reading
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Ring Around the Belly: 5 Keys to Ringing out the Old
Is it my imagination or has Pillsbury’s Dough Boy shed a bit of belly fat?
Wonder what he’s been eating for lupper? Continue reading
Anti-Diabetes is Anti-Cancer: And Butter is not Back
Today, on World Diabetes Day, it’s time to set the record straight: The cause of Type 2 diabetes and its precursor, insulin resistance, is saturated fats. They muck up your cells and the ability of your cells to use insulin.
Choo choo on that! Continue reading
Anti-Cancer Strategies: Do Your Buttons
How can such a common mushroom harbor so many anti-cancer qualities?
Credit its lectins, for starters–
Part 3: What’s On and Off Your Anti-Cancer Platter? Flavonoids & The Mighty Italian Triumverate
Now that you’re no longer a “Proteinaholic,” how do you go about selecting the most nutritious plants among all those shades of red, purple and green?
My first vote goes to “The Mighty Italian Triumvirate,” a combo of Continue reading
Part 2: What’s on and Off your Anti-Cancer Platter? Legumes for Long Life!
July 2016 update: A new study in mice and 19 men by longevity researcher Luigi Fontana found that restricting daily protein to 7 to 9 percent of calories improved their metabolic health.
Legumes–beans, peas and lentils — are the #1 key to longevity, says Dan Buettner, the bestselling author who’s been studying the world’s Blue Zones, those pockets of the world (Mediterranean, Japan, California, Costa Rica) where people eating plant-based diets with legumes as their main source of protein are outliving us all.
How might legumes fuel longevity? Could some be more “nutritarian” than others? How much protein should you be eating anyway? And must it be all plants all the time? Continue reading
2016: What’s on and off your Anti-Cancer Platter?
What’s the latest advice that scientists are dishing out for your anti-cancer diet?
- off the platter: suspect proteins
- on the platter: plant proteins, but which ones and how much?
- on the platter: flavonoids
Read the backstory first to enhance tonight’s exchanges with loved ones. Continue reading
Anti-Cancer News: Canned Beans and the Garden of Iodine
Note: My apologies. This post failed to clarify all the issues surrounding iodine, thyroid hormone and cancer. Low thyroid function may protect against cancer, so what does that mean for our diets? I’ll be publishing an update as soon as I can get some smart experts to explain all the confusing info out there.
Last week the Environmental Working Group (EWG), a consumer health group, released its handy lists of more than 250 brands of canned foods– -those with and without bisphenol A (BPA), a compound used in plastics and cans that seems to wreak havoc with hormones.
Why wasn’t Eden‘s canned beans on the green list?