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5 tasty foods that help fight inflammation
“Inflammation” is a word that’s mentioned quite a bit but not many people know what it means, let alone how to prevent it and treat it should they have it. Put simply, inflammation acts as the body’s first responder – it is the response of the body’s immune system to stress, Desiree Nielsen, registered dietitian and author of Un-Junk Your Diet, explains. According to Nielsen, there are two types of inflammation: acute and chronic. In most cases, however, when inflammation is mentioned, the chronic type is usually being referenced. “Chronic inflammation represents a loss of the balance between tolerance and action in the immune system – because for your immune system to operate properly, it needs to know when it really needs to act, and when it needs to hang back when it’s not a big deal,” Nielsen says. “Usually it’s the immune system that’s very confused by some aspect of modern living. So chronic stress is a very under-rated source of chronic inflammation in the body, and it has a very real physical impact on us.” Chronic inflammation has been linked to ailments like diabetes, obesity and heart disease, among others, Nielsen points out. It can be triggered by lifestyle, infection or environment, but perhaps the biggest trigger, Nielsen says, is diet. “Maintenance of stable blood sugars and avoiding that blood sugar roller coaster will help with inflammation,” Nielsen says. “Making very high glycemic choices and ones that spike blood sugars and keep a high level of blood sugar circulating in the blood tends to promote chronic inflammation.” Turmeric is a golden-coloured spice that is native to Southeast Asia but can be bought here in Canada. It is also part of the ginger family, and it is also what gives curry its colour. “This is one of the best researched, but also a befuddling anti-inflammatory,” Nielsen says. “The reason why is because the main component is called curcumin. In lab studies, it has shown remarkable anti-inflammatory capacity… and the consumption is associated with lower levels of cancer prevention and Alzheimer’s disease.” But when humans eat turmeric, Nielsen explains that the spice is not very “bio-available,” meaning humans don’t actually digest and absorb the spice into our circulation very well, so humans have to consume a lot of it. “But we’re also learning now that perhaps, part of how it works is through the gut,” Nielsen says. “So by not being digested or absorbed might be happening because it has a bit of a prebiotic effect on our gut bacteria – so feeding beneficial bacteria. But the compounds may also be interacting with the gut level immune system as opposed to having a huge amount of activity when in the blood.” [...]
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Cancer Fighting Spices
These four cancer-fighting spices have powerful health benefits and were part of my daily regimen to heal cancer without chemo. They are common, but not commonly found in American cuisine, so I had to be very deliberate about adding them to my food. I took copious amounts of these four spices and still do today. [...]
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Surgeon fighting breast cancer is also a survivor
Doctors treat a wide range of conditions and diseases. They have all sorts of backgrounds and experiences. But it's not every day that a breast cancer patient has a surgeon who is also a survivor. In 2013, Dr. Lori Wilson, a Howard University Hospital ... [...]
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Girls Love Mail sends notes to women fighting cancer
After finishing her cancer treatment in 2011, Mulligan gave back by founding Girls Love Mail, a volunteer effort that collects and sends handwritten, supportive letters to thousands of U.S. women who've been newly diagnosed with breast cancer. The ... [...]
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Fighting Breast Cancer One Purse at a Time
The loss of this close friend inspired Baekgaard and her partner to create the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer. They made a unique fabric line for their bags with much of the proceeds going to breast cancer research. "We usually find ... [...]
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Fighting the stigma around breast cancer
A diagnosis of breast cancer is one of the most frightening experiences a woman can have. The discovery of a lump or changes to the skin on or around the breast – which could be cancer symptoms – can make them fear the worst. Coupled with these very ... [...]
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Girls Love Mail sends handwritten notes to women fighting breast cancer
After finishing her cancer treatment in 2011, Mulligan gave back by founding Girls Love Mail, a volunteer effort that collects and sends handwritten, supportive letters to thousands of U.S. women who've been newly diagnosed with breast cancer. The ... [...]
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Potential cholesterol-lowering drug molecule has prostate cancer fighting …
Standard treatment for prostate cancer can include chemotherapy that targets receptors on cancer cells. However, drug-resistant cancer cells can emerge during chemotherapy, limiting its effectiveness as a cancer-fighting agent. Researchers at the ... [...]
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Naomi Campbell And Kate Moss Are Fighting Breast Cancer With This Beautiful …
Breast cancer is the most common cancer found in American women, aside from skin cancers, and an estimated 1 in 8 U.S. women will develop invasive the cancer at some point in their lives. Symptoms of breast cancer can include: breast swelling, skin ... [...]
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Compounds show potential in fighting brain, breast cancers
"It is particularly encouraging for brain tumor patients, who do not currently have effective treatment options besides surgery," said Dr. James Turkson, PhD, Chief Academic Lead of the University of Hawai'i Cancer Center and Director of the Natural ... [...]
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Benefit planned for foster mom fighting brain cancer
Subsequent surgery removed as much of the cancerous tumor as possible. To slow the growth of the inoperable tumor, Yvonne began seven weeks of daily chemotherapy and radiation at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Currently, she is receiving ... [...]
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She's Fighting for Your Life: Exclusive Interview With Breast & Ovarian Cancer …
Colletta's interest is in educating women to inform them about early diagnosis and how they can minimize the potential impact of breast and ovarian cancers on their lives. She also wants to educate women about life after breast and ovarian cancers. She ... [...]
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Town Talk: A fabulous effort at fighting back
It reportedly raised $330,000 for research into breast cancer's particularly threatening triple-negative subtype. Caldwell has been a triple-threat against the ailment that started her fighting back. Still under treatment in 1992, she founded the ... [...]
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Rolling Stones Star Fighting Cancer
His reps write, "Bill has been diagnosed with prostate cancer. He is undergoing treatment and is expected to make a full recovery as it was caught in the early stages The Wyman family has asked for their privacy during this time. No further comment ... [...]
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Magician Paul Daniels Is Fighting An Incurable Brain Tumor: Symptoms Of The …
It's not clear yet what kind of symptoms helped diagnose Paul's incurable brain tumor. His publicist merely stated that “we can confirm that one of our greatest magicians and entertainers of all times, Paul Daniels, has sadly been diagnosed with an ... [...]
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Health Expert Recommends Anti-inflammatory Foods like Turmeric for Fighting …
Even in conditions such as Behcet's disease turmeric is highly recommended due to its anti-inflammatory properties. Turmeric has long been popularized by its therapeutic benefits which are thought to come from its phytochemical called curcumin ... [...]
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