Tag: animal products

Risk Associated With Iron Supplements

“Risk Associated with Iron Supplements” Iron is a double-edged sword. If we don’t absorb enough, we risk anemia. But if we absorb too much, we may be increasing our risk of colorectal cancer, heart disease, infection, neurodegenerative disorders, and inflammatory conditions. Other conditions that have been associated with high iron intake include Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, arthritis,…

By Ewald Bahringer September 15, 2019 42

Plants With Aspirin Aspirations

“Plants with Aspirin Aspirations” The results of the recent aspirin meta-analyses suggesting a reduction of cancer mortality by about a third in subjects taking daily low-dose aspirin can justly be called astounding. Yet the protection from “Western” cancers enjoyed by those eating more traditional plant- centered diets is even more dramatic. Before the Westernization of…

By Ewald Bahringer September 14, 2019 43

How to Prevent Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

“How to Prevent Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease” In the documentary, Supersize Me, Morgan Spurlock eats exclusively at McDonald’s for a month, and predictably his weight, blood pressure, and cholesterol go up, but so do his liver enzymes, a sign his liver cells are dying and spilling their contents into the bloodstream. His one-man experiment was…

By Ewald Bahringer September 14, 2019 78

How to Make Your Own Fruit and Vegetable Wash

“How to Make Your Own Fruit and Vegetable Wash” How might we reduce our exposure to pesticide residues on fruits and vegetables? What about staying away from imported produce? It turns out domestic produce may be even worse, dispelling this notion that imported fruits and vegetables pose greater potential health threats to consumers. Buying organic…

By Ewald Bahringer September 13, 2019 67

Flaxseed vs. Prostate Cancer

“Flaxseed vs. Prostate Cancer” Why is there such a huge disparity in prostate cancer rates? The incidence of clinically malignant prostate cancer is highest in African-Americans— some 30-fold greater than in Japanese men, and 120 times greater than seen in Chinese men in Shanghai. Well, in general, the Western diet is one in which animal…

By Ewald Bahringer September 12, 2019 75