Most people take Vitamin C to fend off a cold, but new research suggests it could also be a possible weapon in the fight against cancer. A team of researchers at the University of Salfod in England evaluated seven substances – Vitamin C, two natural products, and four experimental cancer drugs – on their ability to block the growth of cancer stem cells, which inhibit chemotherapy and help tumors spread throughout the body. They found that Vitamin C did block the growth of cancer cells; in fact, it was 10 times more effective than one of the pharmaceuticals, although it was outperformed by two experimental drugs. The finding adds to previous research indicating that high dose vitamin C treatments could slow the growth of cancer cells in the prostate, liver, and colon. “Vitamin C is cheap, natural, nontoxic, and readily available,” study co author Michael Lisanti tells ScienceDaily.com. “To (Read More)
A recent Harvard study of more than 28,000 women showed those with the highest blood Lycopene levels were half as likely to develop heart disease. As emerging research and science bring forth compelling evidence regarding advances in nutrition, we seek to incorporate them into our formulas
Whether it is Red Bull, RockStar, Monster, or Full Throttle, it seems so-called “energy drinks” are all the craze. Unfortunately, most people don’t realize that these popular drinks contain very little nutrient value and are packed with caffeine. A survey of the top selling energy drinks in America reveals nutritional facts panels that have no more than 5-7 ingredients.
Thanksgiving is almost here, and all of us at Let’s Talk Health couldn’t be more thankful. Since we officially launched our Facebook page in 2012, we have been so touched and pleased by the numerous Facebook recommendations you have posted. Without us doing anything to encourage you to spread the news, we’ve been thrilled to see how many of you took the extra effort to recommend us to your friends. Due to the endless support we’ve received from you, we have been fortunate enough to acquire nearly 15,000 Facebook fans! As a token of our gratitude, we are giving away products the Let’s Talk Health Facebook page. From Monday, November 25 until Thursday (Thanksgiving Day), we will post 1 “Let’s Give Thanks” photo a day (seen below) — a total of 4 photos. For a chance to win the free giveaway, follow the instructions listed on the Facebook post. (Read More)
The war on cancer is still raging. Doctors and researchers have not given up in their efforts to find a cure. Meanwhile, there are some techniques individuals can use, which will help them fight their own battle against cancer. It may seem like an impossible task or perhaps a long shot, but what is there to lose? The most important part to staying healthy is to eat right. Nutrients in cancer fighting foods play a vital part in the reformation of healthy red cells. Without the proper amount of minerals, vitamins, iron and proteins, the human body would cease to exist. The war against cancer is not fought solely in the medicine cabinet, but rather in the kitchen. Knowing which foods to prepare, and what healing properties they contain can improve your quality of life. What Foods Have the Cancer Fighting Nutrients I Need? Vitamin C is loaded with (Read More)
Dark leafy greens are great sources of many vital nutrients, including iron, calcium and fiber. These antioxidant jackpots are also ideal sources of calcium and vitamins A, C and K. It is important to add a variety of these greens to your diet, so finding new and creative ways to fit them in can prevent green veggie boredom. Create a flavor-packed side dish by sautéing mustard greens, kale and others with light olive oil, diced shallots and fresh garlic. Or, try kale chips to satisfy that crispy, crunchy craving in place of chips or other less healthy snack options. These options make the greens the spotlight of the dish. If you want something a bit more incognito, there are many other ways to fit them into your diet without radical changes. Smoothies have risen in popularity over the last few years, and these thick treats are a perfect vessel for (Read More)
Most people assume that when they admitted to a hospital that they are safe from infections – that assumption would be wrong and could be deadly.
Most of us are not getting the vitamin C dosage we need for good health. This is because illness, trauma, stress, and injury all use up large quantities of vitamin C in animals, including us humans. But the main difference between us and other animals is that we’ve lost the ability to make our own vitamin C.
The Codex Committee in Canada and the United States set policy for food labeling. The mission and purpose of this committee is the adoption of a standard that would require the disclosure to consumers on product labels of the presence of any Genetically-Modified ingredients in that food product.