Posts Tagged "liver cancer"

Coffee Lowers Liver Cancer Risk

Posted on Oct 31, 2013 in Research

Drinking coffee lowers the risk of liver cancer by 40%, according to a meta-analysis of 16 studies.  Study author Carlo La Vecchia of the University of Milan says,“The favorable effect of coffee on liver cancer might be mediated by coffee’s proven prevention of diabetes, a known risk factor for the disease, or for its beneficial effects on cirrhosis and liver enzymes.”

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Green Tea Decreases Risk of Gastrointestinal Cancers

Posted on Apr 15, 2013 in Research

In a study of 74,000 Chinese women, drinking 2 cups of green tea daily decreased the risk of developing gastrointestinal cancer by 21%.  This applied to cancers of the colon, rectum, stomach, and esophagus. Green tea did not decrease the risk of liver or pancreatic cancer. Naturopathic doctor Dr. Kaycie Grigel provides a helpful commentary on the article in the Natural Medicine Journal.

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Can Asparagus Cure Cancer?

Posted on Apr 13, 2013 in Research

I often get asked this question. There are some personal reports online of cancer cures from eating asparagus. Dr Jacob Schor, President of the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians, shared this helpful advice in his newsletter. “We continue to  be questioned about whether eating asparagus can act as a cure for cancer.  This idea has been floating around via viral internet messages for 2-3 years.  The messages being forwarded are not particularly credible according to a Snopes evaluation: At the same time I am not ready to...

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What Should I Eat if I Have Cancer?

Posted on Mar 25, 2013 in Introduction to Integrative Oncology

Eat a rainbow of plants. Plants have a variety of cancer fighting compounds that target tumor stem cells, activate the self-destruct button on abnormal cells, balance sex hormones, and decrease inflammation. Plant fiber controls bad bacteria in the colon, so that you don’t recirculate cancer-stimulating “bad” estrogens. Eat lots of spices. Herbs and spices are nature’s pharmacy. Plants make these as self-defense chemicals against sun exposure, infection, and predators. For humans, the spices are powerful tools against both cancer and infection. Spice up your food with...

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