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Link Between Body Weight and Cancer

Posted by rosanne walsh on Wednesday, August 26, 2015, In : Cancer Prevention 
According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), there is growing data suggesting a strong relationship between excess body weight and increased risk of certain types of cancer. Current research, as shown in the infographic below shows the significant cancer risk of excess body weight, poor nutrition and physical inactivity. It also highlights ways to reduce that risk by following ACS guidelines for achieving and maintaining a healthy weight. So next time you are thinking of losing weight to f...
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Are You Worrying Yourself Sick? Elissa Cohen

Posted by rosanne walsh on Thursday, July 23, 2015, In : Cancer Prevention 

We’ve all heard the saying “You’re going to worry yourself sick!” but how much truth is there to that statement?  Let’s take a look at potential effects of stress on our immune system and see how true this statement may be.   

Sources of stress

Yeah, yeah, yeah…we’ve all heard that we need to minimize our stressors.  This advice is given so much anymore that it almost goes in one ear and out the other.  It is easy to tune out when someone is telling you to minimize your stress ...


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TOXIC TAMPONS: IS YOUR PAD OR TAMPON SAFE?

Posted by rosanne walsh on Thursday, January 23, 2014, In : Cancer Prevention 

http://healthychild.org/is-your-pad-or-tampon-safe/

January 15, 2014

By Alexandra Zissu, Editorial Director

Is your tampon or pad safe? Do you know what your panty liner is made of? Probably not. There are lots of reasons to talk about tampons, pads, and other feminine care products, but most of us don’t bother. It’s time to start. If you have a daughter, you’ll need to know about safer options sooner than you think. And if you’re a mom, you want to do everything p...


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Benefits of Vegan Eating at a Glance

Posted by rosanne spinali walsh on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, In : Cancer Prevention 

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Debunking Top 3 Myths About Vegetarian Diets

Posted by rosanne spinali walsh on Saturday, January 19, 2013, In : Cancer Prevention 
Myth #1. They Lack Essential Protein for Nutrition

Reality: There are ample amounts of protein in whole, natural plant-based foods. In fact, I.e. Spinach is 51% protein; mushrooms, 35%; beans, 26%; oatmeal, 16%; whole wheat pasta, 15%; corn, 12%; and potatoes, 11%.

When was the last time you saw someone who was hospitalized for a protein deficiency? Lets not forget that in nature, the largest and strongest animals, such as elephants, gorillas, hippos, and bison, are all plant eaters!! 

Myth #2. ...
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Nature is the Mother of Prevention

Posted by rosanne walsh on Friday, December 7, 2012, In : Cancer Prevention 

There are many choices we are faced with daily that have the power to either cause or prevent disease. There are the obvious ones, such as conscious decisions we can make around abstaining from alcohol and cigarettes to keep our bodies free from the toxins that tax our systems and introduce harmful, cell damaging chemicals. Then, the not so obvious ones that many doctors or so-called health specialists don't promote  - especially when it pertains to food, our number one defense against diseas...
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Homoeopathic practitioner Dr Rajan Sankaran believes his field can work in harmony with modern medicine

Posted by rosanne walsh on Tuesday, November 20, 2012, In : Cancer Prevention 

Looking beyond all doubt: Homoeopathic practitioner Dr Rajan Sankaran believes his field can work in harmony with modern medicine 

The following article has been re-posted from the Bangkok Times: 

 To those not familiar with it, the term homoeopathy raises either a mixture of suspicious disbelief or doubtful amazement. The alternative medicine, at times viewed as a kind of magic, is in fact capable of yielding positive results by providing holistic healing solutions. At least, that is according...
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The New Pink Lemonade

Posted by rosanne spinali walsh on Wednesday, October 24, 2012, In : Cancer Prevention 
Let's face it - kids are obsessed with pink lemonade. But for parents - this combination of high fructose corn syrup and pink chemical dye is not exactly what we want our children to be drinking regularly if we can help it. Both ingredients have their share of bad press regarding links to obesity, diabetes and cancer. Investing in a juicer has its perks when you can replicate colorful concoctions at home that are tasty and nutritious - what better way to sneak in whole, raw unadulterated vita...
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The Many Benefits of Acupuncture

Posted by rosanne walsh on Tuesday, October 16, 2012, In : Cancer Prevention 


Acupuncture is over 2500 years old and is the oldest practiced system of medicine in the world. Acupuncture is practiced by one third of the world's population as their primary health care system. Because of its relatively low cost and non-invasive nature, it has become a highly popular form of complementary health care. Acupuncture can be used to treat the following:

  • Anxiety, stress, addictions, sleep disorders, grief and depression
  • Acute or chronic illnesses such as allergies, asthma, migrain...

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Download and Share - Kale Salad for a Cause

Posted by rosanne spinali walsh on Wednesday, October 3, 2012, In : Cancer Prevention 



 
There are only so many times you can make Kale chips - how about a raw Kale Slaw for a change? Made with ingredients such as carrot and red pepper which are rich in Lutein, which when ingested regularly is known for helping reduce ovarian cancer by up to 34%.

Discover this recipe, along with 49 other healthy and creative ways to prevent cancer - including free gourmet recipes and fresh tips all courtesy of Whole Living by Martha Stewart Omnimedia. Each time the electronic issue of Whole Livin...

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Steel Cut Oats for Breakfast for Efficient Digestion

Posted by rosanne walsh on Tuesday, October 2, 2012, In : Cancer Prevention 

Ever try slow cooked steel cut oats? A must for breakfast for the whole family- healthy and delicious way to ensure efficient digestion - a must to keep colon cancers at bay. Use 1:4 ratio (oats to H20) and cook slow overnight for approx 8 hours.


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President’s Cancer Panel Warns Public of Chemical Dangers: Cancer Prevention Tips For Consumers

Posted by rosanne spinali walsh on Tuesday, October 2, 2012, In : Cancer Prevention 
Environmental Working Group's recent research has found that children are born "pre-polluted" with up to 200 industrial chemicals, pesticides and contaminants that have been found to cause cancer in lab studies or in people.

 

Here are some simple things you can do to reduce your exposures:

  1. Filter your tap water. Common carcinogens in tap water include arsenic, chromium, and chemical byproducts that form when water is disinfected. A simple carbon filter or pitcher can help reduce the levels of s...

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Health Benefits of Massage

Posted by rosanne spinali walsh on Friday, September 28, 2012, In : Cancer Prevention 


Massage therapy is commonly identified as a luxury service - pampering for the wealthy and a waste of money to the frugal minded. However modern research is now extolling the benefits of massage therapy as means to reduce stress, eliminate toxins, ease pain, manage depression/anxiety, improve sleep, reduce inflammation, and strengthen the body's immune system - which when kept strong, is our best defense against life-threatening diseases such as cancer. Click here to read recent articles prom...


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Consumer Reports Issues Study - Arsenic in Domestic Rice

Posted by rosanne walsh on Thursday, September 20, 2012, In : Cancer Prevention 
On the heels of our Brown Rice Crisp treats recipe post - you may have seen the release by Consumer Reports today which revealed potential worrisome levels of arsenic found in US grown rice and rice based products (particularly from Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri, and Texas which account for 76%of domestic rice). Arsenic is considered a human carcinogen and is said to be concentrated in this region of the country due to a history of cotton farming, where heavy usage of arsenical pesticides wer...
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Organic Is Still Best!

Posted by rosanne spinali walsh on Sunday, September 9, 2012, In : Cancer Prevention 

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Vegetarians live longer and are less likely to die from cancer

Posted by rosanne walsh on Thursday, August 16, 2012, In : Cancer Prevention 
According to research conducted by The Cancer Project, studies of vegetarians show that death rates from cancer are only about one-half to three-quarters of those of the general population. 
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Up to 75% of cancer deaths in the US can be prevented

Posted by rosanne spinali walsh on Thursday, August 16, 2012, In : Cancer Prevention 
According to a report published by the National Cancer Institute in 2010, up to 75% of cancer deaths in the US could be prevented simply by eliminating smoking habits, improving diets and increasing exercise.
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Rosanne Spinali Walsh Born and raised in the Boston area, I am a 1st generation Italian American, mother of two young daughters. After losing my husband and father to cancer, I decided to leave my corporate marketing career to launch a non-profit focused on promoting healthy living and disease prevention through nutrition. I am an AADP certified Holistic Health Coach and also offer programs geared towards weight loss for women.