Posts Tagged ‘cancer’

Lowered Risk of Cancer with Vitamin D and Calcium

June 15, 2009

Conclusions from a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of 1180 postmenopausal women indicate that supplementation with vitamin D and calcium greatly reduced the risk of cancer. The risk was substantially lowered in women in the vitamin D and calcium group compared to those in calcium alone or placebo groups.

By Cathleen V. Carr

Pharmacological & Biologic Treatments: Alternative Medicine

August 7, 2008

Drugs and vitamins not yet accepted by mainstream medicine include: anti-oxidizing agents; cell treatment; chelation therapy; metabolic therapy; oxidizing agents (ozone, hydrogne peroxide). The interesting thing is that when you take them, more often than not, it does seem that you feel better.

Food,Nutrition and Cancer

June 17, 2008

When it comes to cancer, there are no guarantees. However, improving your diet may reduce your risk of cancer, help you to heal more efficiently and hasten your recovery from cancer treatments.

What you need to know

  • Focus on fiber: Eat foods rich in fiber, especially those made with whole grains, to help reduce the risk of several cancers
  • Find healthy fats: Meals containing olive oil or fish help protect against cancer, and avoiding fat from meat, dairy, and processed foods may decrease cancer risk
  • Go vegetarian: Lower cancer risk by eating plenty of fruits, whole grains, legumes, and vegetables (especially tomatoes and cruciferous vegetables like cabbage), which helps to optimize body weight, immune function, hormone regulation, and to avoid meat-related carcinogens
  • Avoid alcohol: Use alcoholic beverages in moderation or not at all to reduce the risk of many cancers
  • Get regular checkups: Many cancers can be prevented or discovered in the early stages with screening tests available through your healthcare provider

These recommendations are not comprehensive and are not intended to replace the advice of your doctor or pharmacist. Continue reading the full cancer prevention and diet article for more in-depth, fully-referenced information on medicines, vitamins, herbs, and dietary and lifestyle changes that may be helpful.