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Let’s talk about the “C” word, Part I

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Once a rare disease, cancer is now widespread with statistics estimating that there will be 1,685,210 new cases of cancer in the US in 2016. The most common cancers are breast, lung, bronchial, prostate, colon, rectum, bladder, melanoma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma and thyroid cancer.  Not wanting to go into the mortality rates in this post the fact remains that chances are high that we are, at some point, going to be effected by cancer, either ourselves or by someone we love. If you would like to know what you can do through nutrition to protect yourself against cancer, then read on. Read More

In The News: Fire Cupping Therapy

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Cupping glassesThis ancient Chinese therapy has been around for over 3000 years and has made recent news, because swimmer Michael Phelps has been using it on his back (see those red, round welts on his body on photos all over the Internet). Although science is dismissing the effectiveness of the treatment, practitioners, as well as patients seem to agree that it works. Traditionally cupping was used 1)  to speed recovery from knocks and falls in martial arts training, and 2) to treat early stages of an infection from an airborne pathogen, in other words, for respiratory ailments. Modern usage has expanded to speed and optimize recovery from hard training, heal or compensate for injuries, and improve performance. Here in the US it is most widely practiced among acupuncturists, doctors of oriental medicine and naturopathic doctors. Read More

New Harvard Study Finds Unsafe levels of PFA’s In Tap Water In 33 states

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waterWhat do carpets, apparel, upholstery, food wrappings and fire-fighting foam have in common? Answer: They all contain Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)! A new Harvard study confirms that unsafe levels of these chemicals are now present in the drinking water of at least 33 states. For decades, they have been used in hundreds of industrial applications and consumer products and are now showing up in both the environment and in the blood samples of the general U.S. population. Please read on to find out what dangers these chemicals pose to your and your family’s health. Read More

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