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Mushroom Nutrition Benefits: Cancer Fighters and Cell Renewers

When it comes to sticking to a healthy diet, disease-fighting mushrooms check off all the boxes. They’re low in carbohydrates and calories but a great source of B vitamins, trace minerals, fiber and even protein. Mushrooms are also anti-inflammatory foods, and mushroom nutrition contains high levels of beta-glucan compounds that keep immune cells alert, plus…

Lion’s Mane Mushroom: The Potential Brain-Boosting, Cancer-Fighting Powerhouse

What would you think about eating a mushroom that looks a little like the scruff of a lion? Not totally convinced about lion's mane mushroom? What if I told you that it’s associated with major brain repair, potential cancer-fighting power and is undergoing research on dozens of other health benefits? Lion's mane mushroom is a…

Exercise Reduces Chronic Disease, Even Cancer Risk!

If you’re trying to lose weight, there’s no doubt about it: Changing your diet is more important than exercising. (That’s the topic of one of my favorite mythbusters, in fact.) But does that mean you should skip exercising altogether? Absolutely not — considering exercise reduces chronic disease and can sometimes even replace some medications. While…

Colorectal Cancer Rates Increasing Among Young People

Student loan debt, high home prices, uncertain job security … millennial life often isn't always as rosy as it might seem, and now there's something else to add to the list: colorectal cancer rates. Usually thought of as a cancer that hits the 50-plus crowd, colorectal cancer rates are actually decreasing among that age group.…

9 Echinacea Benefits and Uses — from Colds to Cancer

If you've researched antiviral herbs that help to combat the common cold or flu, you probably came across echinacea — a powerful plant that's currently booming in the natural health market. Why the surging popularity in this magnificently attractive flower? Because echinacea benefits our health and well-being like few plants on the planet. Now that's…

Tofu: the Vegan Superfood that Fights Cancer and Helps Weight Loss?

Tofu, also called bean curd, has gained popularity over the years, especially as a vegetarian- and vegan-approved source of protein. However, it's also a highly controversial ingredient; while some praise it as a health-promoting superfood, others claim that soy products can halt thyroid hormone production and ramp up the risk of certain types of cancer.…

Wormwood: The Parasite-Killing, Cancer-Fighting Super Herb

What do Edgar Degas, Vincent van Gogh and Pablo Picasso all have in common aside from their incredible painting abilities? These three artists all shared a love of absinthe, a botanical spirit made from wormwood, anise and fennel. Absinthe is currently illegal in the U.S. as well as many other countries, but it's still available…

Slippery Elm: The Digestive Aid that May Fight Breast Cancer

Do you struggle with constipation, diarrhea or other digestive issues? If so, it's worth trying slippery elm, an herbal remedy used in North America since the 19th century that has been shown to treat a number of digestive issues. What are the uses for slippery elm (also known as red elm)? It contains mucilage, a…

Galangal: The Best Cancer-Fighting Herb Around?

What looks like ginger, acts a little bit like turmeric, but actually has been shown to fight cancer like a champ and can even keep your brain healthy? You (probably haven’t) guessed it: galangal. This root, which is part of the ginger family, grows in various parts of Asia and is a staple herb in Thai…

Rooibos Tea: Protects the Heart and Fights Cancer?

It’s become common knowledge that many teas, especially green tea, offer a number of impressive health benefits, but did you know that certain herbal teas (those that are caffeine-free) do, too? One such example is rooibos tea, which is considered an excellent anti-inflammatory drink that fights a large range of diseases. Believe it or not,…