BREAST CANCER – ARE YOU AWARE?

BREAST CANCER – ARE YOU AWARE?

As many of you know, October is breast cancer awareness. Self examination helps the discovery of possible lumps. Mammograms should be done yearly. Some of the signs and symptoms are lumps or a mass in the breast. Swelling, skin irritation or dimpling, breast or nipple pain, nipple retraction, redness, scaliness or thickening of the nipple or […]

Is Ketogenic Dieting For You?

Is Ketogenic Dieting For You?

Many benefits come with being on a ketogenic diet, including the reduction of developing cancers, but there are side effects. A research article titled A Ketogenic Diet Extends Longevity and Healthspan in Adult Mice was published in Cell Metabolism ,(2017;26 (3):  539 DOI: 10.1016/j.cmet.2017.08.005) studies the various beneficial concepts of a high protein, low carb food plan. Dr. […]

Have You Heard About Lynch Syndrome?

Have You Heard About Lynch Syndrome?

One of my many curiosities about health and aging well is genetics! We are so fortunate to have genetic testing available to us for many conditions. Many of us have family members who have died from cancers. Approximately five to ten percent of all colorectal cancers are caused by a heritable mutation. That is a […]

FDA Warns 14 Companies on False Claims for Cancer Cures

FDA Warns 14 Companies on False Claims for Cancer Cures

If you haven’t heard, on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on posted warning letters to 14 companies that are selling more than 65 fake cancer treatments. The fake products include pills, capsules, powders, creams, teas, oils and diagnostic kits. They’re most commonly marketed and sold on media platforms, the FDA […]

Sunscreen Ingredients May Contribute To Infertility

Sunscreen Ingredients May Contribute To Infertility

We all know how important it is to protect our skin in the sun.  Especially when we are exposed to the UV rays for long hours.  By protecting our skin we are also protecting our health. We should be applying sunscreen every day, all year around, when we are outside.  The UV rays come through […]

Cancer

Cancer

If you or a loved one is diagnosed with any form of cancer, it can be a terrifying thought. Fortunately, not all cancers are terminal. Cancers need to be caught before they spread and while they are still superficial. When caught early outcomes are very positive. In 2014 my husband developed a lump on his […]