Nature’s Breast Cancer Defenders

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Taking proper steps to prevent breast cancer is important for everyone, not just people who are aware of it because it “runs in the family.” In fact, while many people are still under the assumption that breast cancer is largely a genetic disease, research suggests that this is hardly the case. Statistics show that approximately 85 percent of all people …

French Grape Seed OPCs: Cancer-Preventive Compounds

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You’ve probably heard about grape seed extracts, especially for heart-related conditions. Unfortunately, many grape seed extracts on the market are either adulterated with other ingredients, or are so encumbered with tannins—compounds that limit absorption—that they are virtually useless. However, grape seed extracts that are free of tannins allow their beneficial components, called oligomeric proanthocyanidins or OPCs, to absorb fully in …

Powerful Prevention with Grape Seed Extract

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Nature’s answer to free-radical damage Current statistics on cancer are staggering. According to the American Cancer Society, more than 4,800 new cases of cancer will be identified each day in 2019. The chance of a person being diagnosed in their lifetime is now 1 in 3. The questions beg to be asked: Why is this devastating disease so widespread? And …

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The Ayurvedic Miracle of Andrographis

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The Study: Andrographolide, a diterpene lactone from Andrographis paniculata and its therapeutic promises in cancer. The diterpene lactone andrographolide, isolated from Andrographis paniculata, has been proven to possess several important protective biological activities, including antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, immunomodulatory, antiseptic, antimicrobial, cytotoxic, hypolipidemic, cardioprotective, hepatoprotective, and neuroprotective effects. In addition, it has been reported to play a therapeutic role in the treatment …

Beat the Breast Cancer Odds

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After spending a morning with Kristi Funk, MD, renowned board-certified breast surgeon, cofounder of the Pink Lotus Breast Center in Los Angeles, and the author of Breasts: The Owners Manual, something miraculous happened—I got genuinely excited about breast cancer prevention. Dr. Funk, whose patients have included Angelina Jolie and Sheryl Crow, has helped countless of women through their journey with …

Epigenetics, Cancer Prevention, and You

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Just over two years ago, Good Health Lifestyles had the honor of interviewing Dr. Ajay Goel, a Professor and Director of the Center for Translational Genomics and Oncology at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. Since then, we’ve had an outpouring of requests from readers asking for more information from Dr. Goel on the promising effects that natural botanicals …

Healthy Hemp

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Cannabis sativa. Rarely has a botanical had such a controversial reputation. Once the drug of choice for a generation, researchers are now looking into the medicinal potential of the herb’s other phytocompounds. But, while a growing number of states are legalizing the controlled use of marijuana, helping its dubious status go up in smoke, there’s still a lot of confusion …

Fight Oxidative Stress

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Oxidative stress plays a pivotal role in many of the health challenges facing men today. Free radicals—those misbehaving molecules that are missing one electron—can create chaos throughout the body, causing a number of ailments. Rheumatoid arthritis, cardiovascular issues, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), neurologic disorders, and even some types of cancer have all been linked to oxidation in the body. …