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Watch Out: PFAS

Watch Out: PFAS

Posted by on Jul 28, 2019 in Blog | 3 comments

When you buy bottled water, you are buying it for its purity compared to water from the tap. But you may be making a mistake. At least that is the case with bottled water that is on the shelves of many stores in the United States. Recently, the Environmental Working Group, a non profit based in Washington, DC released a report naming 610 places in 43 states...

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Diabetes Friendly Recipe: Skillet Steak

Diabetes Friendly Recipe: Skillet Steak

Posted by on Jul 24, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

If you are looking for something to cook that has pretty easy clean up, try cooking in a cast iron skillet. Cast iron cookware has been around for a long time, since 220 AD. The process of sand casting iron cookware, which makes the cookware thinner was invented in England in 1707. Here is a recipe for your cast iron skillet that is diabetes friendly from...

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Making the Right Choice for Prostate Cancer Treatment

Making the Right Choice for Prostate Cancer Treatment

Posted by on Jul 21, 2019 in Blog, Erectile dysfunction, Prostate cancer, Urinary incontinence | 0 comments

The prostate is a tiny gland in a crowded part of the body. It is situated right below the bladder, right next to the rectum, near the blood and nerve supply for the penis. Unfortunately, one in nine men will get cancer in this tiny gland. According to the UsToo International prostate cancer website, nearly 3 million men in the US are living with prostate...

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Stress Effects and Mindfulness Meditation

Stress Effects and Mindfulness Meditation

Posted by on Jul 15, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

Every year since 2005, Gallup has surveyed over 150,000 people about their levels of positive and negative feelings. Last year the level of stress experienced across the world matched 2017 which Gallup named the “darkest year for humanity in more than a decade.” Fifty-five percent of Americans said they experience stress “a lot of the...

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Nanodrugs

Nanodrugs

Posted by on Jun 29, 2019 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Parkinson's Disease, Prostate cancer | 0 comments

Nanodrugs have been around for some time. In fact, over 250 drugs using nanotechnology that  have been approved by the FDA and are in clinical use. The name nanodrug or nanopharmaceuticals refers to the size of the particle that is created to house the medication. A nano is very tiny: nanoparticles are between 1 and 100 nanometers in at least one of its...

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Get More Broccoli In Your Diet

Get More Broccoli In Your Diet

Posted by on Jun 28, 2019 in Blog | 2 comments

If you are looking for a vegetable to add to your diet, broccoli may be your best bet. It is rich in Vitamin K and C and also has 2.5 grams of protein per cup. Also, its total carb count is low only 3.5 grams in a cup. Here is a diabetes-friendly broccoli recipe – a wonderful way to get your vegetables! Roasted Broccoli with Garlic Tahini...

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Nobody Ever Knocked on the Pipes

Nobody Ever Knocked on the Pipes

Posted by on Jun 25, 2019 in Blog, Kidney stones, Urinary tract infection | 0 comments

by Peigi Chace* Warning: The story below contains references to unpleasant subjects, including carsickness, infection, and a suffering kidney, and may not be suitable for all readers. I felt fine. My friend Andy and I were rolling down the highway in my little red car on the way to Virginia. Andy supplied the snacks and the selection of music. Because Andy...

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Eat, Drink and Watch Out! Food Safety

Eat, Drink and Watch Out! Food Safety

Posted by on Jun 22, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

Surveillance of food safety is challenging for a number of reasons. One is that food borne illness is under-reported–people just experience the vomiting and diarrhea and chalk it up to a “stomach bug” or “food poisoning” without going to the doctor and being tested. But the Centers for Disease Control have conducted research,...

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No Salt, Please

No Salt, Please

Posted by on Jun 8, 2019 in Blog, Coronary artery disease, Hypertension, Stroke | 1 comment

A recent commentary in the New England Journal of Medicine describes what is really happening with the US food supply. In 2010, a report by the Institute of Medicine (IOM–now called the National Academy of Medicine) stated that, salt intake is actually a factor that is out of our personal control. This is because only 5% of sodium is coming from the...

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Drinking Water

Drinking Water

Posted by on Jun 1, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

As the summer sun heats the Northern Hemisphere, getting enough water can be difficult. Recommendations for the amount of water you should drink have changed. Instead of the 8 glasses of water a day, the guidance now is to follow your body’s signals that it needs water–thirst. And take note of the color of your urine, if your urine is dark, you...

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Diabetes-Friendly Recipes for the Summer

Diabetes-Friendly Recipes for the Summer

Posted by on May 28, 2019 in Blog, Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

Looking for some delicious and cool recipes for the summer? Try these two diabetes-friendly recipes from Diabetic Living[1]. Recipes: Berry-Mint Kefir Smoothies 1 cup low fat plain kefir 1 cup frozen mixed berries 1/4 cup orange juice 1-2 Tbsp. fresh mint 1Tbsp honey Combine kefir, berries, juice, mint to taste and honey in a blender Smoothies can keep for...

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Circulating Tumor DNA Detecting Colorectal Cancer Recurrences Early

Circulating Tumor DNA Detecting Colorectal Cancer Recurrences Early

Posted by on May 18, 2019 in Blog, Colorectal cancer | 1 comment

A recent article in the Journal of the American Medical Association-Oncology (JAMA) contains an exciting strategy (made possible again by all the work of the Human Genome Project) for treatment decision making and finding recurrences earlier for those diagnosed with colorectal cancer. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer. Treatment involves...

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