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Getting to the Root Cause of Disease

It’s All About Metabolism by Linda Sechrist Attempts to tender lay explanations of how to attain and maintain better health have become fragmented and compartmentalized, with complex scientific cause-and-effect explanations of disease regularly reduced to isolated infographics and sound bites in the media. But understanding our body’s sophisticated, self-regulating, self-correcting and interdependent physiological systems, which work in collaboration with each ... Read More »

Legumes, Nuts and Corn Cut Risk of Breast Cancer

A Harvard Medical School study concluded that eating more peanut butter, corn, nuts and beans, including lentils and soybeans, during adolescence significantly reduces the risk of breast cancer later on. The researchers followed 9,039 young women that were between 9 and 15 years old when the study started in 1996, having the subjects complete diet questionnaires every year through 2001, ... Read More »

Mistletoe Extract Benefits Pancreatic Cancer Patients

A study published in the European Journal of Cancer revealed that a mistletoe extract may lengthen life for patients with severe pancreatic cancer. German researchers tested 220 patients with advanced stage pancreatic cancer, an aggressive, often fatal disease. The patients were divided into two groups; one was given up to 10 milligrams of Viscum album (European mistletoe) three times a ... Read More »

Hospice Care Adds Months for Cancer Patients

Researchers from Houston’s MD Anderson Cancer Center determined that hospice care significantly increases survival rates among patients with metastatic (or stage IV) melanoma, a difficult-to-treat form of cancer that occurs when melanoma cells have spread through the lymph nodes to other parts of the body. The study’s authors followed 862 metastatic melanoma cancer patients. Of these, 523 patients received one ... Read More »

Integrated Wellness Company Launches Meal Delivery Service

VidaFit, a Central Ohio organization providing healthful resources for wellness, now offers a meal program as part of their roster of services. The system, called True Food Delivery™, includes personalized meal plans, plus a nutritional counseling session. Each meal is made from 100 percent organic, in-season ingredients; it does not contain any added salt or sugar, is sourced from local, ... Read More »

Community Spotlight: Yoga on High Foundation

Bringing the Healing Power of Yoga to Those in Need by Susan Post For centuries, yogis have known about the healing benefits of practicing yoga. Not only can it help ease anxiety, depression and insomnia, it also helps practitioners to become more in touch with their bodies. Now, as more research causes modern science to validate yoga’s soothing ways, it ... Read More »

Quick Tips for Short Snoozes

How to Get the Most out of a Nap by Lane Vail Sleep, along with nutrition and exercise, shapes the backbone of overall health, yet 40 percent of Americans get an insufficient amount, according to a recent Gallup survey, and the potential health risks are considerable. “Sleep deprivation affects every organ system and disease state,” says Michael Breus, Ph.D., a ... Read More »

Algae-Based Cosmetics May Ward Off Inflammation and Cancer

Algae extracts added to natural cosmetics may help prevent cancer. A recent review of research from Taiwan’s Kaohsiung Medical University found marine algae extracts help protect skin cells by reducing oxidative stress, which has been linked to both inflammation and cancer. The review covered the major algae types of red algae, brown algae (such as kelp), green algae and blue-green ... Read More »

Fall Harvest Foods Provide a Range of Health Benefits

by Trudy Pieper, ND Fruits and veggies are packed with powerful antioxidants which can lower the risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes-related damage and even slow down the body’s natural aging process caused by free radical damage. Free radicals are unstable molecules that feed off healthy molecules in order to survive. Oxidation, caused by factors such as stress or chemicals, ... Read More »

Apples Get An A+

It’s a Nutritional Superstar by Tania Melkonian Nutrient density—an acknowledged characteristic of apples—is considered the most significant qualification for a superfood. “It’s one of the healthiest foods,” advises Case Adams, from Morro Bay, California, a naturopathic doctor with a Ph.D. in natural health sciences. Apples’ antioxidant power alone could elevate it to status as a superior superfood. Eating apples could ... Read More »

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