Healthy Living

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Broccoli May Slow Age Decline

Posted on June 20, 2018

A foundational aspect of a healthy diet is to eat plenty of fresh vegetables.  A healthy diet can help to lower your risk for many chronic diseases, including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke and certain cancers.  This is especially ideal if you eat organic foods to avoid pesticides and GMO’s. Vegetables contain antioxidants and […]

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Cancer Myths & Facts

Posted on June 18, 2018

Many people believe that you will get cancer because someone in your family had it, but that is false.  About ½ of men and 1/3 of the women in the U.S. will get the disease at some point. Only about 5%-10% of cases are linked to genes from their parents.  The doctors aren’t sure why […]

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Is Coffee Good for Your Mental Health?

Posted on June 18, 2018

Few studies confirm the theory that caffeine presents a negative effect on anxiety, but what other studies found is the exact opposite. A study in Brazil revealed that coffee may help those suffering from anxiety, stress, and mild depression. According to the researchers, people who drink a moderate amount of caffeine (less than 300 milligrams […]

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Early Surgery-Risk of Death

Posted on June 9, 2018

Priority should be taken over timing to ensure that patients are healthy enough for surgery and have access to specialists.  Even though delaying surgery after a diagnosis of uterine cancer can increase a woman’s risk of death, operating too soon can be just as detrimental for some.  The Penn Medicine physicians report this information in […]

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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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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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High BP Meds Block Cancer

Posted on June 1, 2018

Postdoctoral Researcher Guillaume Jacquemet and Academy Professor Johanna Ivaska have screened already approved drugs and discovered that calcium channel blockers can efficiently stop cancer cell invasion in vitro.  These blockers are currently being used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure) but their potential use in blocking cancer cell metastases has not been previously reported. Cancer’s […]

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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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Oh, Those Bagged Salads!

Posted on May 25, 2018

          Robert Preidt, a HealthDay Reporter, wrote an interesting article on bagged salads.  Researchers have found that prepackaged salads may promote the growth of salmonella bacteria.  If you find even slight damage to leaves in the salad bags, they can release juices that encourage the spread of salmonella.  The juices also […]

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Taking Apple Cider Vinegar

Taking Apple Cider Vinegar

Posted on May 23, 2018

Apple cider vinegar (ACV) has many amazing curative powers for a huge number of ills.  It has an ability to balance your pH, increase good gut bacteria and help to control your weight, among many other uses.  A really sensational ability is to balance the blood sugar, according to a study completed at the Arizona […]

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Dr. Fredda Branyon