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Prostate Cancer – A Personal Story

This is a message from Tom Yei, who has been battling prostate cancer for five years. His experience can help anyone who is newly diagnosed and their loved ones. Getting a diagnosis of prostate cancer can be scary and confusing. I hope this information will help. – Denise   I am Tom, and I am […]

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Arsenic in Rice

For several years now the FDA has known that levels of arsenic in rice are much higher than is healthy. They just don’t know what to do about it. Arsenic is a Class 1 Carcinogen, meaning it is a cancer promoter. Its on the same level as cigarette smoking, asbestos, and formaldehyde.  Arsenic also contributes […]

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Cancer, Part 2: the barnyard is happy

Sugar    We’ve talked about sugar and cancer, and while it seems nearly impossible to eliminate all glucose from our blood stream to “starve” the cancer, we don’t want to give it any extra fuel either. That doesn’t mean we should eliminate all carbohydrates from our diet. We should avoid refined grains and added sugars […]

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Cancer and Sugar: A Cautionary Tale

There is a lot of confusion about sugar and cancer.   There are many different types of cancers, with different characteristics. One thing most cancer cells have in common, though, is that they use only sugar (in the form of glucose) for fuel and not fat. Many of them have the basic machinery needed to […]

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Coloring in Soda Causes Cancer

Both Coca Cola and Pepsi are changing their formulas to avoid putting a “CANCER WARNING” label on their cans. It turns out the caramel coloring both sodas use contains ammonia sulfite, which produces a chemical called 4-methylimadazole (4-MEI) when processed – which has been shown to cause cancer in animals. In California, 29 micrograms per […]

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Breast Cancer Research Updates

A couple of new studies came out this week that are relevant for those concerned about breast cancer. Which is practically everyone. The first study gives more evidence that eating cruciferous vegetables reduces the risk of a breast cancer recurrence. Up to 62%. This study was done in China, where they eat more of these […]

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Cancer Class Materials Now Available!

I lost another friend to breast cancer. She was a wonderful mother, wife, friend, and the world was better with her in it. She will be missed, and it breaks my heart that this disease took another one of us. It makes me feel frustrated, angry and powerless. While the survival numbers are getting better, […]

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Cancer and Sugar

Wonder what cancer cells eat? Glucose, or sugar. And pretty much only glucose. Cancer cells have lost most of the functionality of the normal cells they came from, including the ability to burn fat as fuel. Most cancer cells lack mitochondria, which is the part of the cell that takes fat and breaks it down […]

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