Should you eat more fermented foods? A recent study shows that the answer may be yes. Fermented foods have long been a part of many cultures’ diets as fermentation is used to preserve food without refrigeration. Fermented foods have a plethora of bacteria that may be beneficial to increase the amount of good gut bacteria while lowering the amount of pathogenic bacteria.
The CDC reports that more than one third of the US population belongs to a racial or ethnic group. While cancer affects all races and ethnicities, some groups are at higher risks for certain cancers than other groups. The risk factors for getting cancer include genetics, lifestyle habits, certain bacterial and viral infections, and environmental exposure to cancer-causing substances. The number of deaths from cancer is often worse in minority groups due to the diagnosis of cancer in advanced stages.
It’s that wonderful time of year. Flowers are blooming, trees are budding, birds are singing, and folks are talking about planting their gardens. It’s the season to turn over a new leaf, starting with you and your habits. How is your health? Are you putting your best forward?
April is Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month. Esophageal Cancer is not as well-known as some of the cancers, but it can be deadly. One type of esophageal cancer, adenocarcinoma, is on the rise in the US due to the increase incidence of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
I once had a friend task me, “What does it matter if I eat healthy or not? In this day and age we’re all going to get some form of cancer.” Honestly, I couldn’t completely disagree with his thought process.
It sounds gross, but looking in the toilet before you flush can actually tell you a lot about your health. What you see can be a harmless reminder of what you ate, or it can be a sign of a serious health problem.
March is National Nutrition Month®, and for 2017 the theme is “Put Your Best Fork Forward.” We’ve posted a prior
National Nutrition Month® is sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND). Every year, the campaign focuses on raising awareness about good nutrition and educating people on changes they can make to eat healthier and be more active. AND is the largest group of food and nutrition professionals in the world. AND strives to provide timely, scientifically-based nutrition and information to help people make healthier food choices.
Protein is one of the three macronutrients along with carbohydrates and fats that we need for proper growth and function of the human body. It plays an important role in building tissue, hormones, and maintenance of muscles. Protein is made up of 20 amino acids.
Cancer, it’s one of the most notorious and frightening villains to ever star in movies. Just hearing its name invokes fear in most people. It has a long standing relationship with the film industry, from the Golden Age of Hollywood to contemporary times.