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Breast Cancer Prevention: Researchers Announce Amino Acid Breakthrough

A breast cancer diagnosis is bad enough. But having metastatic breast cancer, when the cancer spreads to other organs in the body, can be downright frightening. There's still so much to learn about breast cancer prevention. B researchers believe they a new clue, though. And it's one that could reduce metastasis and the spread of…

What Causes Cancer? Here Are 11 Unexpected Things

What causes cancer? While we definitely don't know everything that can trigger this disease, what is clear is that more people are dealing with this disease. According to the National Cancer Institute, approximately 39.6 percent of men and women will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives. (1) Previous research shows that genetics…

Chemicals in Dogs: 5 Red-Flag Warnings We Can’t Ignore

Whether your dog is cuddly and cute or tough, steadfast and stoic, most American canines have one thing in common: Chemicals in dogs are now detected at alarming levels, sometimes at levels 20+ times higher than what we're seeing in humans. So what are the biggest threats when it comes to chemicals in dogs? Here, we're going to…

Is Sugar Bad for You? Here’s How It Destroys Your Body

Is sugar bad for you? Can it really have a head-to-toe impact on the human body? When we're talking about added sugar, the answer is a resounding "yes." Although the sugar industry has actively fought to change public opinion about the health effects of sugar, we now know today that sugar impacts just about every organ system…

Do Mammograms Cause Cancer?

Breast cancer now affects about 1 in 8 U.S. women at some point during the course of their lifetime. The Breast Cancer Organization estimates that as of early 2016, approximately 246,660 new cases of invasive breast cancer are diagnosed each year in the U.S alone. (1) Although survival rates for breast cancer have gone up in…

Bacon-Gate: Will Eating Red or Processed Meat Cause Cancer?

 Alcohol. Cigarettes. Asbestos. Bacon? The headlines came fast and furious last week, after a panel under the auspices of the World Health Organization (WHO) said there’s sufficient evidence that processed meats cause colorectal cancer. This puts bacon, hot dogs and sausages into the WHO’s Group 1 category, the same as substances like tobacco and asbestos. The…

tBHQ, the Food Ingredient that May Cause Cancer?

Has anyone else noticed that the FDA sometimes approves ingredients without really understanding how they might affect the human body? The preservative known as tBHQ is no exception. tBHQ — or tertiary butylhydroquinone, also referred to as tert-Butylhydroquinone or t-butylhydroquinone — got press a few years ago when a popular natural health blogger began exposing…

Do Cell Phones Cause Cancer? What You Need to Know

Do cell phones cause cancer? As with any type of science looking at this type of issue, it's going to take decades to come to a definitive conclusion. Meanwhile, though, more and more studies are painting a picture suggesting that cell phone radiation is not completely safe and could very well be carcinogenic. I don't…

Are These Cancer-Causing Foods in Your Diet?

Cancer is a systemic disease with various causes, some of which include a poor diet, toxin exposure, nutrient deficiencies and to some extent genetics. One extremely important way to prevent and/or treat cancer is nutritionally, through eating a nutrient-dense diet and avoiding things that are known to increase cancer risk. But for many people navigating…

Does Alcohol Raise the Risk for Breast Cancer?

It's no secret that genetic, hormonal and environmental factors all seem to play a role in breast cancer. (1) When it comes to alcohol and breast cancer risk specifically, a May 2016 study provides even more insight suggesting that lifestyle factors — including how much alcohol a woman drinks — really matters. Danish researchers published a study in…