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Just the Flax, Ma’am

Recently, flaxseed has been shown to possess some interesting anti-cancer properties, especially in regards to breast cancer—the most common malignancy amongst American women. Flaxseed (Linum usitatissimum) is the edible seed of the ancient flax plant, and is a rich source of dietary fiber, beneficial fatty acids, and phytochemicals.  Flaxseeds are Read more…

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Mustard Seed – A Must Have!

The genus and species Brassica oleracea contain some very popular “super foods” like kale, broccoli and mustard.  Although these vegetables look quite different, their content of various phytochemicals and anti-cancer compounds are very similar.  One similarity these vegetables all possess is a pungent odor during cutting and cooking, which is attributed to Read more…

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Is Green Tea Good for the Prostate?

Green tea is consumed worldwide and contains a plethora of phytochemicals!  Most notably the catechins, such as epigallocatechin and epigallocatechin gallate, which may impart health benefits.  Indeed, studies in the medical literature have shown that consistent consumption of green tea appear to prevent some cancers, such as those of the Read more…

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Are you Nuts?

Can a handful of nuts reduce lung cancer risk? Tree nuts such as walnuts, pecans, pistachios, and almonds as well as peanuts (which grow in the ground and are legumes, but have nut-like health benefits), have been shown pretty definitively to decrease the risk of getting cardiovascular disease and death Read more…