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Cancer and Obesity 

22 Feb

There is growing evidence that being overweight or obese increases the risk for developing certain types of cancer like endometrial, thyroid, ovarian, esophageal, multiple myeloma and lymphoma. 

Maternal obesity has recently shown to be a factor in increased cancer in their offspring. There is a clear link between maternal obesity and breast cancer in offspring.

Obesity increases risk of breast cancer in mother’s, but it also increases mortality and recurrence.

This is yet another reason to start eating healthy, not only to prevent cancer for ourselves, but for our children as well.
Remember… Eat healthy, be happy!

Finally! Red and Processed Meats Linked to Cancer

28 Oct

  

The WHO (World Health Organization) published that eating red and processed meats like bacon, sausages and cold cuts are linked to increased risk of colon and stomach cancer. 

It’s a huge step that the WHO has finally published something like this. As we have been saying and as Dr. Colin Campbell published, animal protein has been found, again and again, to be a huge factor in the development of different types of cancer in humans. 

The first step to eating a healthier diet is cut out red and processed meats and dairy, add as many fruits and vegetables as you can and introduce healthy whole grains and legumes like brown rice, quinoa, beans and lentils.
Remember… Eat healthy, Be Happy!

New Dietary Recommendations 

1 Jun

Forget Cholesterol, Cut Sugar Consumption 


New Dietary guidelines say to forget cholesterol, instead, cut sugar out. No link has been found between dietary cholesterol and heart disease. But a significant link was found between sugar and heart disease. The recommendations are to limit sugar to 10% of calories consumed per day, I would try to aim for less than this. 

Eating a plant based diet and avoiding consumption of processed foods is the healthiest way to go.
Remember… Eat Healthy, Be Happy!

Did you Know? About Red Meat and Gestational Diabetes…

27 Feb

Animal vs Plant

Did you know that a recent study reports that eating animal protein increases the risk for gestational diabetes, while eating plant protein lowers it?

Shocking but true! This is now another reason to start eating healthier and wiser… Try adding nuts, seeds, beans, quinoa, brown rice and lentils to your diet, these are all packed with proteins.

Remember… Eat Healthy, Be Happy!

Higher Levels of Vitamins C, E and Selenium Reduce Pancreatic Cancer Risk

26 Jul

Higher levels of vitamins C, E and selenium can decrease the risk of pancreatic cancer by 67%. This is great news because pancreatic cancer has the worst survival rates.

Make sure to add the following foods to your diet to have optimal vitamin C, E and selenium:

Vitamin C:

  • Papaya
  • Bell peppers
  • Strawberries
  • Broccoli
  • Pineapple
  • Brussels sprouts

Vitamin E:

  • Almonds
  • Spinach
  • Collard greens
  • Asparagus

Selenium:

  • Brown rice
  • Oats
  • Brazil nuts
  • Mushrooms
  • Onions
  • Sunflower seeds

Remember… Eat Healthy, Be Happy!

Eating Berries is Linked to Delay in Cognitive Decline

16 May

A recent article published in the Annals of Neurology reports that berries intake, slow memory decline in older women.

Dr. Devore says that flavonoid consumption in berries “could be a potential strategy for reducing cognitive decline in older adults.”

Make sure you eat a handful of berries a day. I always have them clean so they are ready to eat.

Remember… Eat Healthy, Be Happy!

Prenatal Exposure to Pesticides May Harm Children’s Brain

9 May

A recent article published by WebMD News, informs that prenatal exposure to pesticides used in crops, resulted in abnormalities in the brain cortex of children. 

The abnormalities consisted of areas of enlargement and others which were reduced, these anatomical changes disturb normal brain development and resulted in children with lower IQ’s and decline in memory. 

The pesticide studied is chlorpyrifos, which was banned for residential use, but is still allowed on crops and may be sprayed in public areas.

The best way to avoid exposure to this pesticide,  is, for pregnant women to stay away from crops and farms and to eat organic produce and foods. 

Remember… Eat Health, Be Happy!