Dietary Fiber

Fiber refers to the indigestible and non-absorbable components of our food. It consists primarily of the walls of the cells of our fruits and vegetables, composed primarily of cellulose. The consumption of high amounts of fiber is associated with a lowering of serum cholesterol, and is believed to lower the risk of colon cancer and…

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Carbohydrates and Cancer

Carbohydrates are those foods that are broken down to sugars. There are different types of sugars that vary according to their chemical structure. Simple sugars, or monosaccharides, consist of glucose, fructose, mannose, galactose, and xylose. These sugars are very easily digested and absorbed. Disaccharides are simple sugars composed of two monosaccharides.

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Obesity – a risk factor for most cancers

Obesity has shown to be a risk factor for most, if not all cancers. This subject is well studied and at this point is very convincing. On the other hand, starvation or reduced calorie intake greatly decreases risk of most cancers. Overeating in general causes an increase in growth factors. Cancer is very growth-dependent and…

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CANCER and ANTIOXIDANTS

Antioxidants are very important to our health, including lowering the risk of cancer. Antioxidant therapy has many benefits in the prevention of cancer, but it loses its effectiveness once cancer has developed. I repeat, it loses its effectiveness once cancer has developed. Antioxidants combat the effects of free radicals. We live in a time of…

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