By: Terry Graedon March 3, 2022 5 Comments
    Do People Who Skip Meat Have a Lower Chance of C…

    A large new study suggests that people who skip meat most of the time are less vulnerable to colorectal cancer. Although previous studies have produced similar results, this is by far the largest. How…

    By: Joe Graedon December 20, 2021 15 Comments
    Power of Pomegranate to Promote Health

    The clock is counting down! That’s because pomegranate season is almost over. In the US, this ancient fruit is available roughly between October and December. That means we may have another week or …

    By: Terry Graedon August 26, 2021 3 Comments
    Why Should You Eat Colorful Veggies?

    Your mother and possibly your grandmother probably told you to eat your vegetables. But did they tell you to relish colorful veggies most? We now have more information on their benefits and exactly ho…

    By: Terry Graedon August 5, 2021 0 Comments
    What Is the Best Diet for Cancer Survivors?

    Does it matter what you eat after you’ve been treated for cancer? A new study of 1400 German people who had survived colorectal cancer treatment has clarified the best diet for cancer survivors. Fin…

    By: Terry Graedon January 16, 2020 4 Comments
    Can Indian Fruit Fight Off Cancer?

    An Indian fruit in the same Cucurbit family as cucumber and squash has researchers excited. The plant, Momordica charantia, is known in India as karela and elsewhere as bitter melon. Ayurvedic medicin…

    By: Terry Graedon December 26, 2019 12 Comments
    Show 1161: What Is the Evidence for Food as Medi…

    Angiogenesis–the growth and development of blood vessels in the body–may seem like an obscure topic. However, angiogenesis is a critical phase in the development of tumors. If it can be blocked wh…

    By: Terry Graedon October 31, 2019 7 Comments
    Yogurt and Fiber Lower Your Chance of Lung Cance…

    It makes sense that diet could help lower the risk of cancer. On the other hand, you might be surprised to learn that people who eat a lot of yogurt have a lower chance of lung cancer (JAMA Oncology, …

    By: Joe Graedon October 3, 2019 44 Comments
    Is Meat OK to Eat Now? Do Food Flip-Flops Make Y…

    There’s another huge reversal in dietary advice. This is the biggest yet! First we were told to avoid eggs, and then we learned eggs are just fine. We were warned to use margarine instead of butter,…

    By: Terry Graedon August 29, 2019 8 Comments
    Is It Better to Get Protein from Plants or Anima…

    Proponents of a vegetarian diet frequently have to respond to public anxiety that you can't get enough protein from plants. However, there is growing evidence that a plant-based diet has health advant…

    By: Terry Graedon August 7, 2019 6 Comments
    Show 1175: How to Mix Conventional and Ayurvedic…

    When a doctor is diagnosed with cancer, you can bet he will try to find the best possible treatments for the disease. Dr. Timothy McCall has long added yoga and Ayurvedic medicine to his standard medi…

    By: Terry Graedon October 25, 2018 16 Comments
    Are Organic Food Enthusiasts Protected from Canc…

    French scientists have added a new entry to the long-running debate over organic food. Some previous research has focused primarily on whether organic food is more nutritious than conventionally-grown…

    By: Terry Graedon February 21, 2018 2 Comments
    Will Eating Junk Food Put You at Risk for Cancer…

    Researchers have become increasingly concerned about links between diet and cancer. Could junk food create an elevated risk? The NutriNet-Santé Study of Junk Food: That seems to be the conclusion fro…

    By: Terry Graedon January 25, 2018 10 Comments
    Can What You Eat Change Your Risk of Cancer?

    A new study published in JAMA Oncology reports that pro-inflammatory foods increase the risk of colorectal cancer. An anti-inflammatory diet, on the other hand, reduces the risk of cancer (Tabung et a…

    By: Joe Graedon January 1, 2018 53 Comments
    Blackseed Oil Saved Knee and Lowered Cholesterol…

    Have you ever heard of blackseed oil? We didn't think so. It has not gotten the attention that turmeric has. The first we became aware of this dietary supplement was from an integrative oncologist, Dr…

    By: Terry Graedon May 18, 2017 3 Comments
    Why You Should Exercise and Eat Right, Now

    We've all been told that we should exercise and eat right. Research to be reported at the American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting shows that a healthy lifestyle matters. That's true even after a…

    By: Joe Graedon January 19, 2017 7 Comments
    Hot Pepper Lovers Live Longer So Fire Up Your Ta…

    Ok, I admit it. I cannot be neutral about this topic since I am a confirmed "chile-head." I love hot peppers. I'm not the only one. Salsa sales are soaring. The market for hot sauce swelled more than …

    By: Terry Graedon November 28, 2016 6 Comments
    Can Herbs Prevent a Recurrence of Prostate Cance…

    A few decades ago, any suggestion that herbs might reduce the risk for cancer would have been greeted with suspicion. As researchers scramble to find out what natural products might be helpful, they …

    By: Joe Graedon November 10, 2016 3 Comments
    Save Money on Fall Special to Spice Up Your Heal…

    Do you love spices and culinary herbs as much as we do? Humans have treasured spices for thousands of years. Our ancestors used garlic, coriander, cinnamon, ginger, rosemary and nutmeg to season food.…

    By: Joe Graedon August 6, 2015 0 Comments
    Spicy Foods May Help People Live Longer

    A new study from China suggests that people who consume spicy foods may live longer and healthier lives. The investigators collected information from nearly half a million Chinese adults and followed …

    By: Joe Graedon March 12, 2015 7 Comments
    Fish-and-Veggie Diets Cut Cancer Risk

    People who eat primarily plant based diets with some seafood cut their colorectal cancer risk dramatically, by 43 percent. (This type of diet has a name: pescovegetarian.) That's the finding from the …

    By: Terry Graedon September 19, 2013 2 Comments
    Plenty of Veggies and Whole Grains Help Ward Off…

    Pancreatic cancer is rare but quite aggressive. New research based on a study of half a million Americans over 50 years old shows that it is possible to reduce the risk of developing pancreatic cancer…

    By: Terry Graedon August 1, 2013 0 Comments
    Loading Up on Fruits and Veggies Lowers Bladder …

     Scientists have long suspected that a diet rich in vegetables and fruits might protect against certain types of cancer. A large cohort study examined the relationship between diet and the risk of in…

    By: Terry Graedon July 4, 2013 0 Comments
    Healthy Living Boosts Prostate Cancer Survival

    A diet rich in vegetables, fruits, legumes and whole grains, together with regular physical activity, offers men with prostate cancer an advantage. Researchers at UCLA studied more than 2,200 men who …

    By: Terry Graedon March 21, 2013 0 Comments
    Heart-Healthy Living Lowers Cancer Risks

    Following a heart healthy lifestyle may have an additional payoff. Researchers at Northwestern University have found that people who did not smoke, controlled their blood sugar, blood pressure and cho…

    By: Joe Graedon December 27, 2012 1 Comments
    Higher Risk of Tumors among Junk Food Junkies

    People with a family history of colon cancer benefit from cleaning up their diets. Dutch investigators followed nearly 500 individuals with Lynch syndrome, a genetic quirk that greatly increases the r…

    By: Joe Graedon December 20, 2012 4 Comments
    Coffee Drinkers Cut Risk of Mouth Cancer

    Cancer of the mouth affects over 30,000 people in the U.S. each year and nearly 7,000 die annually from this malignancy. The American Cancer Society has been overseeing a long-term epidemiological stu…

    By: Joe Graedon October 25, 2012 0 Comments
    Green Tea Against Cancer

    Green tea drinkers appear to be slightly less susceptible to some types of cancer. A ten-year epidemiological study of nearly 70,000 Chinese women found that those who drank green tea at least three t…

    By: Joe Graedon October 18, 2012 0 Comments
    High-Flavonoid Foods Fight Cancer

    A case-control study of nearly 2,000 men from North Carolina and Louisiana found that heaping the plate with vegetables and fruits may help lower the likelihood of aggressive prostate cancer. Approxim…

    By: Terry Graedon August 2, 2012 2 Comments
    High-Carb Diet Linked to Breast Cancer Danger

    Researchers have been looking for a dietary link to breast cancer for decades. The high-fat hypothesis from years ago is not supported by evidence. But researchers with the European Prospective Invest…