Going Vegetarian…

Interested in what a vegetarian diet is all about, but not sure where to start?  This is a great handout on starting a vegetarian diet (click here for the Vegetarian Starter Kit). It is an enjoyable read and gives some ideas for taking the first steps to a vegetarian lifestyle.  If making the switch isContinue reading “Going Vegetarian…”

Foods That Reduce Colorectal Polyps

Abstracted By Jessica Patella, ND abstracted from “Foods and Food Groups Associated with the Incidence of Colorectal Polyps: The Adventist Health Study” from the 4 May 2011 online edition of theNutrition and Cancer. While colorectal cancer has decreased over the past 20 years, it is still the second leading cause of cancer death and theContinue reading “Foods That Reduce Colorectal Polyps”

Supplements to Add to Your Beach Bag This Summer

Abstracted by Jessica Patella, ND,  from “Supplement use and risk of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma” from the June 2011 publication of Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. Summer is the time of year people are going to the beach or spending time by the pool.  Along with packing sunscreen in your beach bag, recentContinue reading “Supplements to Add to Your Beach Bag This Summer”

Dietary Fiber and Breast Cancer Risk

By Jessica Patella, ND, abstracted from “Effect of dietary fiber intake on breast cancer risk according to estrogen and progesterone receptor status” in the 4 May 2011 online publication of European Journal of Clinical Nutrition.  Breast cancer is the second most common form of cancer in women (1).  Although death rates from breast cancer haveContinue reading “Dietary Fiber and Breast Cancer Risk”

Antioxidants for Oxidative Stress in Overweight & Obese Adults

By Jessica Patella, ND abstracted from “Effects of Astaxanthin on Oxidative Stress in Overweight and Obese Adults.” by Choi HD, et al. in Phytotherapy Research. Antioxidant has become the new buzz word, and rightfully so, due to all the positive research. Oxidative stress occurs in the body when there are too many free radicals (ROS),Continue reading “Antioxidants for Oxidative Stress in Overweight & Obese Adults”

Omega-3 Oils Reduce Obesity Related Disease Risk

Abstracted by Jessica Patella, ND abstracted from “Associations of obesity with triglycerides and C-reactive protein are attenuated in adults with high red blood cell eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acids,” in the 2011 issue of European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Omega-3 oils, specifically eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), are associated with lower cardiovascular diseaseContinue reading “Omega-3 Oils Reduce Obesity Related Disease Risk”

A Mineral Showing Promise in Reducing Bladder Cancer Risk

Abstracted by Jessica Patella, ND, from “Selenium and Bladder Cancer Risk: A Meta-analysis.” In the August 2010 issue of American Association for Cancer Research. Worldwide, bladder cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer (1).  In the United States, approximately 70,530 men and women will be diagnosed and approximately 14,680 individuals will dieContinue reading “A Mineral Showing Promise in Reducing Bladder Cancer Risk”