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Personalized Medicine

Posted on July 17, 2018

Those who have cancer, along with their family and friends, have been searching anything that’s available to find the best possible way to beat the disease.  Things like “personalized medicine,” “precision medicine,” or “targeted drugs” are things you have likely seen. But are these things that can help you, and exactly what are they?  Precision […]

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Americans on Psychiatric Meds

Posted on June 27, 2018

Research is showing that American doctors are over-prescribing many of the different kinds of drugs, especially antibiotics and opioid painkillers.  Health care expenses in the U.S. have risen to $3.2 trillion annually as of 2015.  According to a government report, prescription prices combined with over-prescribing are reasons for these rising costs.  Psychiatric drugs were not […]

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Advance Treatment of Adult Cancer

Posted on June 25, 2018

The Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) researchers have found an epigenetic modification that might be the cause of 15% of adult cancers of the throat that are linked to alcohol and tobacco use.  The researchers are hopeful that the discovery can pave a path in the development of new, targeted and […]

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Facts for Holistic Care

Posted on June 7, 2018

When you commit to holistic care you are treating the whole person through mind, body and spirit.  A combination of traditional, and what your doctor might call complementary medicine, is the definition of holistic care.  An example might be treating cancer with chemotherapy and acupuncture. Chemo and radiation are proven to fight the disease, but […]

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Fake Olive Oil?

Posted on June 6, 2018

Over the past 35 years the consumption of olive oil has increased more than 10-fold in the U.S.  It has gone from 29 metric tons (MT) in 1980 to 327 MT in 2015. Oil became more widely used with the popularity of the Mediterranean diet and made the oil a $16 billion a year industry. […]

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Fiery Essential Oil

Posted on June 5, 2018

An oil that is packed with benefits that may greatly uplift your body and mind is Amyris oil.  It isn’t as valuable as sandalwood, but it offers amazing health perks that will make you want more of this herbal oil.   The Amyris derives from the Rutaceae botanical family and known as West Indian/Indies sandalwood. […]

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Honey Bee Brood, the Future of Food?

Posted on May 31, 2018

The larvae and pupae of drones is honey bee brood that has great potential as a food source.  Many countries, including Mexico, Thailand and Australia, eat it as a delicacy. The brood has a nutty flavor with a crunchy texture when eaten cooked or dried.  It is used as a versatile ingredient in soups and […]

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Nutty Anticancer Tool

Posted on May 14, 2018

The stimulant component of areca nuts, arecoline, has anticancer properties, according to the researchers at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University.  These particular findings will be published in Molecular Cell. In many Asian countries the areca nuts are chewed for their stimulant effects.  Evidence links this practice to the development of oral and esophageal cancer. […]

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Immunotherapy

Posted on April 26, 2018

Can our bodies be trained to fight cancer through immunotherapy?  An article was contributed to Live Science’s Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights on how powerful the human immune system is and how complex.  Author of the Live article is Balveen Kaurand Pravin Kaumaya of the Ohio State University.  Invaders of nearly infinite variety can be […]

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Will FTC End Homeopathy?

Posted on April 13, 2018

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is going after the natural medicine system known as homeopathy.  In November of 2016 the FTC stated that homeopathic remedies were lacking sufficient proof to claim they are effective.  The remedies must state there is no scientific evidence that the product works.  The FTC further stated that in order […]

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Dr. Fredda Branyon