Cancer-fighting Foods

Cancer-fighting Foods

Foods that fight cancer will surely help our overall health. And if we don’t have cancer, we definitely want to prevent it. We recommend that you add these to your diet. Cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, arugula, bok choy, swiss chard, Chinese cabbage, collard greens, daikon, kohlrabi, mustard greens, radishes, rutabagas, turnips, and watercress) are among the most powerful cancer-fighting foods on Earth. Curcumin is the major ingredient of the spice turmeric. Its cancer-fighting and prevention abilities have even been found to prevent lung cancer for tobacco smokers. Mushrooms: The very best cancer-fighting and immune-boosting mushrooms are agaricus blazei murrill (ABM mushroom), coriolus versicolor (Asian turkey tail mushroom), shiitake, reishi, maitake, cordyceps oglossoides and phellinus linteus. Garlic, as well as onions, leeks, and chive, increase the immune cell activity, help break down cancer-causing substances, and block carcinogens from entering cells. Garlic lowers the risk of stomach and…

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Foods to Cleanse Your Liver

Foods to Cleanse Your Liver

The liver helps to keep our circulating blood sugar levels and other body fuels steady and constant. The foods you choose to eat play major roles in your liver health. The following 10 foods can assist with cleansing your liver. 1. Garlic helps your body flush out toxins. 2. Grapefruit boosts production of liver detox enzymes. 3. Beets and carrots stimulate and support overall liver function. 4. Green tea’s catechins assist liver function. 5. Leafy, green vegetables cleanse the liver and soak up enviro toxins. 6. Avocado’s glutathione helps the liver cleanse harmful toxins. 7. Apple’s pectin helps release toxins from the digestive tract. 8. Olive oil (in moderation) provides a lipid base to absorb harmful toxins. 9. Broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage support the liver’s enzyme production. 10. Walnuts support the liver in detoxifying ammonia and cleansing. With the many important roles played by our liver in keeping us healthy,…

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Can Foods Reverse Insulin Resistance?

Can Foods Reverse Insulin Resistance?

There have been multiple studies that have found that curcumin and other foods can reverse insulin resistance. A 2009 study found that curcumin, an active compound found in turmeric, is 400 times more effective than Metformin in activating glucose uptake. (PMID 19665995.) Another study of pre-diabetic adults found curcumin 100% effective at preventing type 2 diabetes. (Diabetes Care, Vol. 35 November 2012). Turmeric is sold in capsule form and is a cooking spice. We at Diabetes Relief are in the process of developing a curcumin supplement for our patients and will keep you advised. Ginger, another spice from a root similar to turmeric, was found to reduce fasting blood sugar by 10.5% (PMID 24559810). Many other studies tour ginger as effective for diabetes. A 2013 report from Finland shows that the body needs less insulin for sugar balance after a meal if berries are also eaten. By Carol Ann Wilson…

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Seven Ways to Heal with Bananas

Seven Ways to Heal with Bananas

Green Bananas Fight Diarrhea Green banana contains starches resistant to digestion and have been studied in combination with pectin to significantly reduce intestinal permeability and fluid loss during bouts of diarrhea. Even without pectin, green banana has been found to hasten recovery of acute and prolonged childhood diarrhea. Banana Can Help Prevent Ulcers Banana powder has been studied to prevent ulcer formation induced by a variety of drugs, including aspirin, indomethacin, phenylbutazone, prednisolone, cysteamine, and histamine. Banana Peel Suppresses Prostate Gland Growth Banana peel has been found to suppress testosterone-induced prostate gland enlargement. Banana Stem Extract Suppresses Oxalate Kidney Stones Banana stem extract has been found to suppress the formation of oxalate-associated kidney stones in the animal model, leading researchers to conclude that it “may be a useful agent in the treatment of patients with hyperoxaluric urolithiasis.” Banana Consumption Protects the Skin Against UV-Light Damage UV-B light induced skin damage…

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Healthy Eating Motivation

Healthy Eating Motivation

Many of us pray that God will help us to lose some of our extra weight, and prayer is always good. Our Metab360 supplements are helping some of us to lose those extra pounds, too. In reflecting on why I haven’t lost the weight I intended this year, I came across a funny article on the Internet, and I’d like to share part of it and hope it brings you a smile or two: “My goal for 2017 was to lose just 10 pounds. Only 15 to go.” “I ate salad for dinner, but it was mostly croutons and tomatoes. Well, actually, it was just one big, round crouton covered with tomato sauce and cheese. Okay, it was a pizza.” “I heard about tofu and figured out how to prepare it: 1. Throw it in the trash. 2. Grill some meat.” “I don’t mean to brag, but… I finished a…

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Neuropathy Facts

Neuropathy Facts

Neuropathy disrupts the body’s ability to communicate with its muscles, organs, and tissues. Symptoms can include numbness, tingling, weakness, and pain often beginning in the hands and feet. With early diagnosis, it can often be controlled and quality of life restored. If ignored, symptoms can intensify to loss of sensation, weakness, unremitting pain, and/or disability. Of more than 100 known types of neuropathy, diabetic neuropathy represents over a third of all neuropathies, making diabetes the leading cause. The millions of Americans with peripheral neuropathy include: 15—18 million with diabetic peripheral neuropathy; 79 million with pre-diabetes who are at risk for developing DPN (source: CDC); 230,000—575,000 with HIV-neuropathy, or 20—50% of HIV patients (source: CDC); 420,000 with chemotherapy-induced neuropathy, or 30% of cancer survivors (source: American Cancer Society); 125,000 with Charcot-Marie Tooth hereditary neuropathy (source: CDC). “Living with neuropathy can cause tremendous frustration for patients. Many feel isolated because relatives, loved…

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