The food writer and campaigner Joanna Blythman has described the Food Standards Agency’s ‘go for gold’ campaign on acrylamide as a “fiasco” that distracts from the biggest exposure risk.
Vitamin and mineral supplementation can play a key role in tackling micronutrient deficiencies that are contributing to a “global pandemic” of chronic disease.
An undercover investigation by BBC 5 live has discovered an unlicensed blood product being sold illegally by a Bournemouth health food store. After a tip off that a retailer was selling the product as a “cure” for cancer a 5 live reporter, posing as a consumer, visited Earth Foods in Southborne. The treatment the store […]
The effect of combined hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in increasing a woman’s risk of breast cancer is likely to have been underestimated by a number of previous studies, according to a new prospective study.
Supporting cancer patients with complementary therapies needs to be done from a position of knowledge, and with care. But practitioners shouldn’t be afraid of the Cancer Act, a panel of natural health specialists agreed at a special discussion at last weekend’s camexpo event. Instead, they should be talking up the benefits of CAM therapies and […]
Next month’s camexpo (26-27 September, Olympia, London) will host an exclusive panel discussion focusing on the relationship between complementary therapists and people with cancer. Ahead of the session, show organisers Diversified Communications UK, has launched a new survey inviting its visitors to share their views and formulate questions for the panel. According to the latest […]
The results of human trials have found that a new variety of broccoli, Beneforté, can lower low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol in the blood, high levels of which are a risk factor for heart disease. In two independent studies by the Institute of Food Research and the University of Reading, 130 subjects were given 400g […]
British researchers have found that an extract of the North American chokeberry can boost the effect of cancer therapy. The researchers, from the University of Southampton and King’s College Hospital, London, tested a chokeberry extract on pancreatic cancer samples. The study found that when the berry extract was used, together with a conventional chemotherapy drug […]
In a study conducted by the University of Southern California and published in the journal Cell Metabolism, researchers have found that high protein intake is linked to increased cancer, diabetes and overall mortality, carrying a cancer risk similar to that of smoking 20 cigarettes a day. The researchers examined the links between protein intake and […]
US researchers are calling for more trials to be carried out on intravenous vitamin C therapy, as evidence builds of its cancer battling successes. Recent trials have show that high doses of vitamin C could offer a safe, effective and low-cost treatment for ovarian and other cancers. Writing in the Science Translational Magazine, scientists at […]
It is widely accepted that nuts are beneficial to health – being a rich source of omega-3s, antioxidants, protein, fibre, vitamins and minerals – and now a new study published in the The New England Journal of Medicine has found that regular nut consumption can increase life expectancy. The study – Association of Nut Consumption […]
New research published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology suggests that eating flaxseeds could cut the risk of dying from breast cancer by forty per cent. (more…)
A major new report by President Obama’s Cancer Panel concludes that eating organic food is an effective way of reducing exposure to dangerous chemicals. (more…)