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Vitamin D may boost survival rate for breast cancer patients

Posted March 9, 2014

A new study has found that high levels of vitamin D may increase a breast cancer patient’s chance of survival. The study’s findings, published in the journal Anticancer Research, suggest that breast cancer patients with large amounts of vitamin D in their blood could double their chances of survival, compared with patients who had low levels.

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How yoga can help breast cancer patients

Posted March 6, 2014

A new study has found that yoga can combat the fatigue suffered by breast cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy to improve their overall quality of life – both during and after treatment. Fatigue is a common side effect of radiation therapy, which is one of the main treatments for cancer, but yoga appears to combat the fatigue by regulating stress hormones, according to the study’s findings, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

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Reishi mushrooms: traditional medicine for cancer, diabetes and more

Posted March 4, 2014

Reishi mushrooms, also called lingzhi mushrooms, are a species of medicinal mushroom characterized by their kidney-shaped cap and tough texture. Though widely appreciated throughout the countries of their native Asia, reishi are especially venerated in China. In fact, practitioners of ancient Chinese medicine have been prescribing reishi for a host of medical conditions such as high blood pressure and fatigue for at least 2,000 years. Even today, reishi are held in high regard by the Chinese, and have retained their traditional nickname, the “Mushrooms of Immortality.”

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Massage therapy benefits for cancer patients

Posted February 27, 2014

The National Cancer Institute has found that half of their cancer centers are offering massage as part of their cancer treatments. This is great news for those who are receiving treatments that are often harsh and grueling. But does it really help and is there a downside?

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Fennel can help neutralize cancer and encourage weight loss

Posted February 25, 2014

It may not be well known in North America, but the more we go east, the more we see fennel being incorporated in dishes, especially in Italian and Mediterranean cuisines. The bulb, stalk, leaves and seeds are all edible, and you may also recognize it as being one of the main components of the alcoholic beverage absinthe.

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Insufficient Evidence on Role for Multivitamins in Cancer Prevention

Posted February 25, 2014

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (Task Force) has posted its final recommendation statement on vitamin, mineral, and multivitamin supplements for the prevention of cardiovascular disease and cancer. However, the Task Force concluded there is not enough evidence to determine the effectiveness of taking vitamins and minerals to prevent cardiovascular disease or cancer.

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3 Cutting-Edge Natural Cancer-Fighters

Posted February 19, 2014

Three of the best substances for boosting immunity are pycnogenol, resveratrol, and green tea. Pycnogenol is a patented blend of bioflavonoids that are derived from pine bark. These bioflavonoids hook up with vitamin C and help to boost immune function. There is evidence to suggest that pycnogenol may play a special role in strengthening the walls of the capillaries, helping to stave off inflammation. The bioflavonoids in pine bark may also help protect against cancer.

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Thermograms – a safe, accurate and reliable alternative to mammograms

Posted February 18, 2014

Various researchers and experts have highlighted several issues and limitations with using mammograms as the main method of breast cancer diagnosis. A viable alternative is thermography. Thermograms are safe, nontoxic, highly accurate and inexpensive.

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Grape seed may help fight bowel cancer

Posted February 18, 2014

Cancer can be a killer and natural remedies with proven effectiveness in the fight against cancer are therefore always appreciated. Grape seed has emerged as a potential potent natural remedy in the fight against cancer. Recent research highlights the value of a complementary approach to fighting bowel cancer, with grape seed used along with conventional treatment.

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Exercise helps to prevent cancer, fight it, and ward off relapse: studies

Posted February 17, 2014

Separate recent studies have underlined the importance of exercise and physical activity in fighting cancer. Importantly, the research showed that exercise not only helps with cancer prevention, it also helps with improving the prognosis of those already diagnosed with cancer, as well as with boosting the life expectancy of cancer survivors who had previously beaten the disease.

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