Weight Gain and Cancer Risk

April 03, 2014

We know that weight gain puts the heart at risk - but until recently not much research has been done linking obesity and cancer. Now the largest study ever done shows a powerful link between being overweight and a variety of cancers -- in fact nearly all of them!

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Weight Gain and Cancer Risk

March 06, 2014

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Prostate Cancer Protection

September 26, 2013

Prostate cancer is the second most deadly disease for American males.

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More Good News for Broccoli Lovers

August 29, 2013

Broccoli is one of the foods we mention most often in Peter's Principles Blog. It's known to be an anti-aging superfood that retunes the metabolism and protects against heart disease and cancer. It even rejuvenates the mitochondrial function (the power house of cells) to prevent chronic illnesses. Now, new research indicates that sulforaphane, a phytochemical found in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables, may prevent osteoarthritis, the most commonly found form of arthritis.More...

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Weight Gain and Cancer Risk

April 04, 2013

We all know that weight gain can put the heart at risk, but did you know there's a connection between obesity and cancer? The largest study ever done indicated a powerful link between being overweight and a variety of cancers -- in fact nearly all of them!

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More Cancer-fighting News

December 06, 2012

Research has shown that different spices offer a wide array of health benefits. Recently, studies have suggested that curcumin, the yellowish component in turmeric that gives curry it's flavor, can suppress tumors.

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Light Up Your Life!

September 06, 2012

Recently, many articles have been written about the sun's ability reduce the risk of cancer. It seems counter-intuitive to the warnings that tell us to use sunscreen.

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Currying Favors

August 03, 2012

Curry powder is extensively used in Indian and Thaie cuisine and is made from a base of tumeric with coriander, cumin and fenugreek. It contains many powerful antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds, thanks to a large degree to the curcumin found in tumeric that gives curry powder its yellow color.

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Hot Stuff!

May 02, 2012

Chili peppers contain an impressive list of plant derived chemical compounds that are known to have disease preventing and health promoting properties. That heat you taste is from capsaicin, and it does a lot more than just make you sweat! Fights Cancer: A study published in the European Journal of Nutrition found that capsaicin eliminated almost 80 percent of prostate cancer cells mice, additionally, the prostate tumors treated with capsaicin were about one-fifth the size of those in untreated mice. Provides Pain Relief: Capsaicin is a recognized topical treatment for osteoarthritis pain. It also inhibits the key transmitter of pain to the brain, Substance P. Additional studies have found that capsaicin can relieve and prevent cluster headaches, migraine headaches and sinus headaches. Prevents Sinusitis and Relieve Congestion: Capsaicin has potent antibacterial properties that fight and prevent chronic sinus infections, or sinusitis. The heat in capsaicin stimulates secretions, helping to clear mucus from your nose and relieve nasal congestion. Reduces Inflammation: Capsaicin is a powerful anti-inflammatory agent. It works by inhibiting Substance P, which is associated with inflammatory processes. Capsaicin is being looked at as a potential treatment for arthritis, psoriasis and diabetic neuropathy. Burns Fat: Capsaicin increases metabolic activity which increases the bodies ability to burn calories and fat. Protects the Heart: In a recent study where mice were fed a high cholesterol diet that included varying amounts of capsaicinoids - the active compound in chili peppers - researchers found that the dietary additions resulted in lower total cholesterol levels compared to control groups in the study.C That's not all the humble chili offers! They are: A rich source of vitamin-C. A potent water-soluble antioxidant, vitamin C is required for the synthesis of collagen - the main structural protein in the body! Vitamin C also protects againstscurvy; boosts immunity and fights against damaging free radicals. tha A good of source antioxidants like vitamin A, and flavonoids like beta-carotene, alpha carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin, and cryptoxanthins, which offer protection against the free radicals that are generated during stress and illness. A good source of minerals like potassium, manganese, iron, and magnesium. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure. Manganese is used by the body as a co-factor for the antioxidant enzyme, superoxide dismutase. A good source of B-complex vitamins such as niacin, pyridoxine (vitamin B-6), riboflavin and thiamin (vitamin B-1). Chilis are popular in many ethnic foods, such as Thai, Indian and Mexican, but they'd be great in your turkey burgers too! Try experimenting, the health returns are too good to pass by!

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Obesity and Cancer

April 19, 2012

Weight gain puts the heart at risk, but until recently not very much research has been done linking obesity and cancer. Now the largest study ever done shows a powerful link between being overweight and a variety of cancers -- in fact nearly all of them!

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This Week with Peter Nielsen

February 29, 2012

Cancer is a difficult subject to talk about with adults or childre, but it is important to know the facts.

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August's Most Popular Harvest

July 28, 2011

Mid-summer marks the beginning of the vine-ripened tomato harvest. Tomatoes are a year-round addition to menus, thanks to shipping from different locations around the world, but for true tomato-lovers, there's nothing like a fresh, just-picked tomato from a local farm or garden. The good news is that in addition to being a culinary delight, tomatoes help fight disease.

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Summer's Favorite Fruit

July 14, 2011

Watermelon is a favorite treat for hot summer days. What a wonderful surprise that something so deliciously refreshing brings great nutritional benefits along with every bite!

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Eat Your Bananas!

May 11, 2011

The average banana contains an amazing 467 mg of potassium with a mere 1 mg of sodium, making bananas one of our best sources of potassium. That banana also contains 11% of the RDA for dietary fiber, all that in approximately 108 calories! Potassium is an essential mineral for maintaining normal blood pressure and heart function, while the fiber in bananas keeps digestion regular and helps to maintain low blood sugar while curbing overeating. What will that banana do for you?

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Weight Gain Warnings

April 06, 2011

We all know that weight gain puts the heart at risk, but did you know that recent research also links obesity and cancer?

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March 17, 2011

Pomegranates have experienced a surge in popularity, for good reason! When it comes to healthy benefits they are in a league of their own! Studies now confirm that the juice reduces LDL, bad cholesterol, and that is just for starters. Research has shown that drinking just 8 ounces of pomegranate juice per day reduced high blood pressure by 5% in test subjects. In fact, the juice mimicked the effects of some hypertension drugs.

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That Almond Appeal

March 12, 2011

Adding a few ounces of almonds to your daily nutritional regimen is easy, fast and tasty. It also comes with a growing list of healthy benefits, as more research underscores the positive effect eating almonds has on cholesterol levels, heart health, insulin balance and much more!

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A Healthy Prostate Strategy

November 04, 2010

Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in America, affecting one in six men during their lifetimes. The older a man is, the more likely he is to be diagnosed with prostate cancer. While only one in ten thousand men under the age of 40 will be diagnosed, that number rises to one in thirty-eight for ages 40 to 59, and skyrockets to one in fifteen for ages 60 to 69.

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Fight Disease with Nutrition

August 26, 2010

Good nutrition is absolutely vital for fighting disease. Here are a few proven nutritional pointers that are guaranteed health boosters! Flaxseed has been shown to reduce the incidence of breast cancer and is a great source of soluble fiber. Consuming soy has been shown to reduce cholesterol and your risk of cancer.

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Coping with Cancer

July 29, 2010

Around our planet this year, 11 million people will be diagnosed with cancer; there are now 24 million victims of this disease. The physical and emotional strain on cancer patients, their families and their friends is enormous.

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