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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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Radioprotective effect of the Barbados Cherry (Malpighia glabra L.) against radiopharmaceutical Iodine-131 in Wistar rats in vivo

Posted January 31, 2014

The increasing consumption of fruits and vegetables has contributed to the improvement of populational health, due in part, to the abundance of antioxidants in these foods. Antioxidants reduce the level of oxidative damage to DNA caused by free radicals and ionizing radiation, including the radioisotope iodine-131 (131I). This isotope is used for the diagnosis and treatment of thyroid injuries, such as hyperthyroidism and cancer.

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Black plum leaf extract protects against fatal effects of radiation

Posted January 29, 2014

Gamma radiation and xX-rays are able to travel many meters invisibly through space and penetrate human tissue centimeters at a time. This interference can affect cells in negative ways. In the modern age of medical intervention, it’s easy to take “professional” advice and succumb to routine doses of various forms of radiation.

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Compound derived from vegetables shields rodents from lethal radiation doses

Posted October 15, 2013

Georgetown University Medical Center researchers say a compound derived from cruciferous vegetable such as cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli protected rats and mice from lethal doses of radiation.

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Radiation Therapy and 7 Natural Remedies to Combat its Effects

Posted June 29, 2013

For those undergoing medical treatment due to different types of cancer, radiation therapy is often prescribed. Radiation uses high potency X-rays to try and kill cancer cells, though often this treatment can have detrimental side effects and greatly lower the body’s immune defenses. There are quite a few natural remedies shown to combat the effects of radiation therapy and help the body maintain vitality and strength, here are six.

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Garlic Oil May Ease Adverse Effects of Chemotherapy and Radiation

Posted June 26, 2013

Demand has grown recently to find more natural ways to reduce the adverse effects of the two major methods for cancer treatment, ionizing radiation and chemotherapy. A new study in the Journal of Food Science, published by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), found that garlic oil reduced the decrease of white blood cells affected by chemotherapy and radiation treatment in mice with cancerous tumors.

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Vitamin E May Protect Salivary Glands from Effects of Radiation Damage

Posted June 12, 2013

In a randomized, controlled study involving 36 patients with differentiated thyroid carcinoma, supplementation with vitamin E prior to surgery (n=19) was found to be associated with significant protection of the salivary glands from the effects of radiation therapy, as compared to the control group (n=17).

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Raisins and soy may ward off high blood pressure

Posted April 30, 2012

Eating raisins and soy appears to help ward off high blood pressure, a key risk factor in heart disease, according to two studies presented at a major US cardiology conference.

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Why are raisins a heart healthy snack?

Posted April 30, 2012

Snacking on raisins is touted for lowering blood pressure. Thanks to new, though small study, we now know raisins officially keep blood pressure lower.

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