Thursday, October 20, 2011

Appetite Changes: Managing Chemotherapy Side

Here's some interesting facts and data sheets to help you through chemo side effects - 

Practical tips to help people with cancer make eating easier, stay strong during chemotherapy and manage appetite changes. Read questions to ask your doctor: click here

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Monday, August 1, 2011

About LifeMel Honey

LifeMel Honey is the only honey available that has had a clinical study done to determine effectiveness in decreasing side effects, including anemia, severe neutropenia, and thrombocytopenia of patients involved in chemotherapy.  LifeMel Honey is the result of over thirty years’ research and has been specially developed to provide the recognized health benefits of pure honey in combination with specific therapeutic herbs and other natural ingredients.

A recent clinical study suggests LifeMel Honey to be effective in decreasing the incidence of anemia in 64% of the patients, decreasing the incidence of severe neutropenia and lowering the incidence of potentially fatal thrombocytopenia (low platelets). Medical Oncology, vol. 23, no. 4, 549-552, 2006

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

8 tips to cancer-proof your body

The average mouse doesn't care much about skin cancer. Outside of Disney cartoons, you won't see one slathering on sunscreen before heading out to dodge cats and search for cheese. But Gary Stoner, Ph.D., a professor emeritus of hematology and oncology at the Ohio State University medical center, does care about cancer. That's why he spends his days in a lab, feeding rodents polyphenols from seaweed and learning how to shrink skin cancer–like tumors. He's a mouse's best friend. Maybe yours, too.

Stoner is just one of many researchers working to bring new weapons to the cancer battle. Some study humans to take a fresh look at existing theories. Others, like Stoner, are testing tactics so bold that, so far, their only subjects have tails and whiskers.

But all these approaches (seaweed included) have one very positive thing in common: They're just plain good for you and bad for cancer cells. Here are eight strategies that just may turn the Big C into the Big See-Ya-Later. (Or, better yet, See-Ya-Never.)

Drink pomegranate juice 
Some say this luscious, lusty red fruit is Eve's original apple, but what the pomegranate truly banishes is cancer risk. The fruit's deep red juice contains polyphenols, isoflavones, and ellagic acid, elements researchers believe make up a potent anticancer combo. It's been shown to delay the growth of prostate cancer in mice, and it stabilizes PSA levels in men who've been treated for prostate cancer. And now University of Wisconsin at Madison researchers have learned that pomegranate may also inhibit lung-cancer growth. If you currently smoke, have smoked in the past, or hang around in smoky places (Cleveland, for instance), the juice of the fruit could bolster your defenses.

Use it: The mice in the Wisconsin study received the human equivalent of 16 ounces of juice per day, so quaff accordingly.

Eat blueberries 
Got pterostilbene? Rutgers University researchers say this compound — found in blueberries — has colon cancer–fighting properties. When rats with colon cancer were fed a diet supplemented with pterostilbene, they had 57 percent fewer precancerous lesions after 8 weeks than rats not given the compound did. Eat blueberries and you'll also benefit from a big dose of vitamin C (14 milligrams per cup). In a study of 42,340 men, New England Research Institute scientists discovered that men with the highest dietary vitamin C intake (as opposed to supplements) were 50 percent less likely to develop premalignant oral lesions than men with the lowest intake were.

Use it: "About two servings daily is the human equivalent of what we fed the rats," says Bandaru Reddy, M.D., Ph.D., a chemical-biology professor at Rutgers. Load up at breakfast: A cup and a half of blueberries over cereal, plus 8 ounces of juice and half a grapefruit (for extra vitamin C), will do the trick. If that's too much to stomach at dawn, spread it out over the course of the day.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

10 tips to cut cancer risk

The American Cancer Society estimates that more than 560,000 Americans died from cancer-related causes in 2006. Some cancers are preventable, and people can cut their risk by maintaining some positive health steps.

Here are my top 10 tips for avoiding cancer:

1, 2 and 3) Do NOT smoke. If you're one of the more than 40 million American smokers, you need to stop. Smoking is linked to at least three in 10 cancer deaths, according to the American Cancer Society. That's more than 165,000 deaths a year.

4) Stay active. Inactivity and obesity are linked to cancer. Half an hour of exercise a day will significantly help your odds.5) Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. The American Cancer Society recommends at least five servings each day. In general, the most colorful fruits and vegetables have the most nutrients.

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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Breast Cancer and Tips for Family

Here's an article that can be helpful with dealing with cancer:


The person with the breast cancer is not the only one affected. Family members and friends are also influenced by health changes of a loved one.

Here are some tips to help family and friends cope with a loved one's diagnosis:

  • Feel free to ask the doctor questions if you accompany your loved one to his appointments. Write your questions down so you don't forget them.
  • Be prepared for changes in your loved one's behavior and mood. Medications, discomforts, and stress can cause your loved one to become depressed, angry, or fatigued.
  • Encourage your loved one to be active and independent, as much as possible, to help her regain a sense of self-reliance and confidence.
  • Be realistic about your own needs. Be sure you are sleeping enough, eating properly, and taking some time off for yourself. It is hard to offer much help when you are exhausted. If you take care of your needs, it may be easier to meet the needs of your loved one.
  • Don't hesitate to ask other family members and friends for help. They will appreciate the opportunity to help.

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Appetite Changes: Managing Chemotherapy Side Effects

Here's some interesting facts and data sheets to help you through chemo side effects - 

Practical tips to help people with cancer make eating easier, stay strong during chemotherapy and manage appetite changes. Read questions to ask your doctor: click here

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Select Foods that is Plant Based

When you eat various foods, vegetables, and fruits, which is plant based. It’s the best cancer preventing food because these type of food keeps on providing us of rich phytochemicals and antioxidants, which helps in making your cell lesser susceptible.

Do you need a proof? In the rural part of China, there’s a lot of incidence of colon, rectal and breast cancers. They are just fractional rates in the reports in USA. In China, veggies are eaten in greater amounts than the meat.

There’s a recommended servings of food as stated by American Cancer Society, which is at least 5-9 for vegetables and fruits a day, however an average Westerners diet are short on that. Just keep on adding vegetables and fruits into your meals, you shouldn’t have to keep on eating Chinese stir fries, you just need to import the ways of the Chinese. Add up vegetables and fruits in the foods your already eating.

Add up peppers, mushrooms, onions, carrots and zucchini into the meatloaf, stew, soup, and chili and pasta sauce. Meanwhile, make use of meat in small portions.


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