How to Check for Testicular Cancer


Nobody likes to think about cancer if they don’t have to and as such it can be easy to miss potential signs of a problem early on. Prevention is always better than cure and the earlier you can spot the signs of cancer the sooner you can address it before it travels further. 99% of testicular cancer cases can be cured if checked early enough – this is not a case of ‘ignore it and it...

Why Cancer Is so Common – And so Hard to Cure


Your body is constantly decaying and rebuilding itself. And I don’t mean ‘sort of’ decaying or ‘figuratively’ regenerating, I mean it is literally dying and re-growing parts of itself at a rate we can barely comprehend. Since you started reading this article already millions of your cells will have died. Look at a window for a moment, you see those tiny particles...

The Anti-Cancer Diet: Foods to Treat and Prevent Cancer


The extent to which food can heal physical and mental illness is a source of major controversy. Indeed, you can hardly open a magazine or browse social media without reading about someone who cured their cancer with raw carrots and steamed broccoli! Naturally, oncologists worry that such claims encourage patients to ditch conventional treatment altogether. Cancer Cancer is not a single disease...

Will There Ever Be a Cancer Cure?


Sooner or later every doctor is asked the same question, “will there ever be a cure for cancer?” And no doubt many of them, haunted by the memory of children with leukemia or young mothers with breast cancer, wonder the same. Of course, there has been no lack of effort. In the 1970s, President Nixon even declared war on the disease, and yet, over 40 years and $200 billion later, it...

Can Guanabana Cure Cancer?


To say that a substance can ‘cure’ cancer is highly misleading. There is currently no known cure for cancer and if there were, you can rest assured you would know about it by now. There are many treatments for cancer but currently the most effective of these include chemotherapy and surgery – both of which are invasive and dangerous in their own right. Likewise, it is also true that certain...

Simple Blood Test May Help Predict Breast Cancer Survival


Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide, and the leading global cause of cancer death in women. The lifetime risk of breast cancer is approximately 1 in 8. In 2010, more than 1.6 million new cases of breast cancer were diagnosed worldwide. Breast cancer staging The prognosis (probable outcome) of breast cancer depends heavily on the stage of breast cancer at diagnosis. Staging...

Virtual Colonoscopy Without Laxatives Is an Effective Screening Tool for Colon Cancer


Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in men worldwide, and the second most common cancer in women. It is the fourth most common cause of cancer death worldwide, accounting for approximately 8% of cancer deaths. However, early detection and surgical removal of colon cancer offers a high potential for curing the disease, with a 93% 5-year survival rate for Stage I cancers. This...

Debunking Common Cancer Myths


When it comes to scary diseases, there are few more frightening than cancer which can strike at any time and will have touched almost all of our lives in one way or another. While a healthy fear is probably no bad thing if it means we treat the condition with a bit more respect though, this often gets out of hand as is evidenced by the many cancer myths you hear and that are circulating the net...

Mesothelioma: Symptoms, Causes, Tests, Treatments and Prevention


Mesothelioma is a rare cancer found in the mesothelium. The mesothelium is the thin lining of tissue covering most internal organs such as the lungs and heart. Mesothelioma is categorized by the organ which is affected. The most frequent occurrence is the lungs; this type is called pleural malignant mesothelioma. More rarely the tissue surrounding the heart, abdomen, or testicles may be affected...

Rice Bran May Guard Against Colon Cancer


As researchers race to find new ways to prevent and treat cancer, studies examining the link between cancer and diet abound. A recent review by the University of Colorado Cancer Center investigates one of these diet-cancer relationships: the link between rice bran and colon cancer. The review’s senior author is Elizabeth P. Ryan, Ph.D, of Colorado University’s Cancer Center. She explains that...

Laurel Avery

Laurel Avery

Laurel Avery, DiHom, became interested in natural health and the positive effects of healthy eating after moving to Europe from her native New York. After visiting a series of conventional doctors for a minor but nagging medical complaint, all of whom had no success or interest in finding the cause of the problem, she turned to alternative medicine.

It was after a major change in eating habits from consuming the typical American diet to one involving whole, nutritious foods, as are commonly eaten in Europe, along with homeopathy and herbal remedies, that the problem was cured. She now devotes her time to helping others learn how to achieve vibrant health through their diet.

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