What is “Non-GMO”?

Learn about gmo and non gmo foods

  This is an update to a post published on June 20, 2014. If you’ve shopped the health food aisles of your grocery store lately, you’ve probably seen an increase in products bearing the label “GMO-free” or “contains only non-GMO ingredients.” GMO stands for Genetically Modified Organisms and refers to any food product that has… Read more »

Chronic Inflammation Linked to Prostate Cancer

prostate cancer and chronic inflammation

Researchers have found a link between chronic inflammation in prostate tissue, (an over reactive response of the body’s immune system) and aggressive prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is the second most common form of cancer in American men. The findings were published in August in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. Researchers identified 191 men… Read more »

Vitamin D Deficiency May Predict Aggressive Prostate Cancer

prostate caner and vitamin d deficiency

  According to a new study from Northwestern, African-American and European-American men at high risk of prostate cancer are more likely to be diagnosed with an aggressive form of the disease if they have a vitamin D deficiency. The results were published in May of 2014 in Clinical Cancer Research, a journal of the American… Read more »

Top Five Foods for Prostate Health

5 foods for prostate health

Tomatoes According to scientists, lycopene, a powerful antioxidant found in tomatoes, may be beneficial in the prevention of prostate cancer as well as reducing tumor growth among men already diagnosed with prostate cancer. In a review of 21 studies, researchers found that men who ate a lot of raw tomato and cooked tomato products were… Read more »

Fitness 101: Starting and Sticking with an Exercise Routine

ways to stick with your exercise routines

  You want to exercise. You know it’s good for you. But where to begin? It doesn’t have to feel like a chore to get a fitness routine going, and stick with it. You’re most likely to follow through if workouts are planned in advance and you have realistic goals that allow for some flexibility…. Read more »

Cut Ovarian Cancer Risk with Exercise

moderate physical activity linked to reduced ovarian cancer risk

A recent study published in The International Journal of Cancer found that moderate physical activity was associated with a lower risk of ovarian cancer. Researchers examined patient survey responses from over 400 women with ovarian cancer and over 2,100 healthy women who were participants in the Canadian National Enhanced Cancer Surveillance System (NECSS) to study… Read more »

You Can Reduce Your Risk of Ovarian Cancer – Here’s How  

reduce risk of developing ovarian cancer

Each year in the United States, about 22,000 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer. About 15,000 American women die each year from the disease. Certain factors increase the risk for ovarian cancer, while other factors reduce risk. The main risk factors for ovarian cancer are: Age – About two-thirds of women are diagnosed with ovarian… Read more »

Fish, Endive and Onions, Oh My!

foods that can help reduce risk of ovarian cancer

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Diet plays a major role in maintaining the overall health and function of the ovaries and some experts believe that one-third of all cancers can be prevented by what you eat. Angiogenesis is the body’s process of growing new blood vessels. The Angiogenesis Foundation researches the way certain foods… Read more »

Don’t Get Sick – Wash Your Hands!

the best hand washing techniques

A new study published in The Journal of Environmental Health found that after using the bathroom, many of us aren’t washing our hands properly – or even at all! Researchers discreetly watched 3,749 people, 60 percent of them women, after they used public restrooms in a Michigan college town. In total, 10.3 percent did not… Read more »

8 Tips to Minimize Your Kids’ Sick Days this Season

8 ways to help reduce your kids sick days from school

  1.  Decrease Sugar Cutting back on sugar can have a big impact on your child’s susceptibility to illness. Sugar weakens the immune system and feeds bacterial and viral infections. High-fructose corn syrup, prevalent in many kids’ snacks and cereals, should also be avoided – not only is it a sugar, but it also contains… Read more »