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Expressing emotions through writing may help breast cancer survivors

Healthy living is a life style and it includes being informed on the latest health news so you can take steps to living a long, healthy life. Other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in American women. According to the American Cancer Society, about 1 in every 8 women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime. Expressing emotions and fears of a cancer diagnosis may improve health outcomes of breast cancer survivors, according to research from the University of Houston. “The key to developing an expressive writing intervention is the writing instruction. Otherwise, writing is just like a journal recording facts and events. Writing a journal can be therapeutic, but oftentimes we don’t get the empirical evidence to determine whether it’s effective or not,” explained Qian Lu, assistant professor and director of the Culture...

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The many health benefits of eating cardamom pods

Eating organic foods is key to optimal health. Fresh organic foods are packed with antioxidants and unique nutrients that can keep your immune system in top shape. The nutrients in these organic foods can also help prevent and treat disease. Cardamom pods are a native spice to the forests of India. This potent spice is a major part of Ayurvedic medicine and is also used in Indian cuisine and tea. It brings a strong and unique flavor to dishes. Let’s look at the health benefits of eating cardamom pods. Anti-inflammatory properties: Organic cardamom is a close relative to ginger and turmeric, and provides similar anti-inflammatory benefits. Chronic inflammation is a main cause for many chronic diseases and is a major risk factor for most cancers. Antioxidant rich: Organic cardamom pods are rich in antioxidants, which are key to overall health. Antioxidants protect the body from...

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Postmenopausal breast cancer risk decreases significantly with regular exercise

Healthy living is also about being educated on the latest health news so you can take steps to keep you and your loved ones safe. Other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in American women. According to the American Cancer Society, about 1 in every 8 women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime. The American Cancer Society estimates that about 232,340 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed this year, and 39,620 will die from breast cancer this year. According to a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, postmenopausal women who in the past four years had started physical activity of about four hours per week had a lower risk of invasive breast cancer compared with women who exercised less....

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The many health benefits of eating Brussels sprouts

We always stress that eating organic foods is key to optimal health. Fresh organic foods are packed with antioxidants and unique nutrients that can keep your immune system in top shape. The nutrients in these organic foods can also help prevent and treat disease. Brussels sprouts are part of the cruciferous vegetable family, and like their relatives, they are packed with vitamins and minerals for our overall health. They have a taste similar to cabbage and go great with ginger, garlic and butter. Brussels sprouts are a staple in the American home. Let’s look at the health benefits of this organic food. Antioxidant rich: Brussels sprouts are rich in antioxidants, especially vitamin A, C, and K. Antioxidants protect the body from the effects of oxidative stress, which may help strengthen the immune system and ward off diseases. Dr. Andrew Weil explains, “Oxidative stress is the...

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Pistachios may help diabetes patients deal with stress

Our motto is: Eating organic foods is key to optimal health. Fresh organic foods are packed with antioxidants and unique nutrients that can keep your immune system in top shape. The nutrients in these organic foods can also help prevent and treat disease. Nuts make a great snack food and a nutritional alternative to unhealthy snacks such as potato chips and crackers. Nuts like pistachios have been shown to lower LDL cholesterol, provide antioxidant support, and promote skin and eye health. Pistachios are very popular in desserts because of their unique and rich taste. Eating pistachios may help people with type-2 diabetes deal with the stresses of every day life, according to research from Penn State. “In adults with diabetes, two servings of pistachios per day lowered vascular constriction during stress and improved neural control of the heart,” explained Sheila G. West, professor of bio...

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