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Jenny Smiechowski

Mangoes pack powerful prevention potential against 3 cancers

There are a lot of great reasons to munch on mangoes. Besides being delicious, they contain nutrients and antioxidants that can protect eye health, lower blood pressure, balance blood sugar, support a healthy gut and more. But what you may not know is that mangoes may keep cancer away…

Jenny Smiechowski

When too much of a good thing could lead to colon cancer

You’re constantly being told to eat antioxidant foods to reduce your risk of cancer and other diseases. But what if these typically healthy antioxidants have an unpredictable side that can fuel cancer under certain circumstances? New research shows that may be the case…

Joyce Hollman

The vitamin connection to colitis and cancer therapy

Checkpoint inhibitors are the latest powerful cancer drug. They show promise but come with a price tag… they can cause colitis, a form of irritable bowel disease that can itself lead to colorectal cancer. That’s why researchers are looking to an easily available supplement to not only help prevent cancer, but to also help their therapies work better.

Amanda Luft

5 ways to screen for colon cancer

One in every 24 people, on average, will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum). Early detection is key to overcoming a colorectal cancer diagnosis. Colonoscopy is the most well-known screening method for colon cancer. But it’s not your only option…

Jenny Smiechowski

4 surprising ways antibiotics impact your colon cancer risk

Even if you grow your own medicinal herbs in your five-acre backyard, get most of your medical care from a naturopath and buy your groceries from food co-ops, farmer’s markets and CSAs, you’ve probably had a dose of prescription antibiotics in the past decade or so. Here’s why it matters…

Jenny Smiechowski

The fried food cancer connection that doubles tumor growth

I know fried food isn’t healthy. But I let myself indulge in it more often than I probably should. Unfortunately, all fried food is equally unhealthy in one important sense — the oil. You may not know most oils are unstable and produce a chemical linked to cancer. It can also make tumors double in size…


Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

Get up to take your colorectal cancer risk down by 70%

Sitting is the new smoking. That’s because while the rates of smoking have fallen to their lowest point in recorded history, we spend more time than ever sitting… at our computers, in our cars, on our couches to watch TV and at the kitchen table eating. And it’s making us sick.

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

The diet-bacteria combination that could stop colon cancer

Did you know that teams of scientists and doctors across the world are now taking a step back from the traditional prescription for deadly diseases like colorectal cancer and beginning to dig deeper into how you can use combinations of diet and natural supplements to not only prevent them but stop their spread?

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

8+ ways an ingredient in beer can boost your health and fight cancer

If you drink beer, you should be familiar with hops, since the flower of the plant is used to make beer, including ales, lagers, and pilsners. Hops are best known for adding the flavor, color and bitterness, but for years experts have claimed hops aren’t just good for making beer, but good health, too. Hops may even fight cancer…

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

The sweetener that’s like ‘miracle grow’ for colon cancer tumors

You’ve heard that sugar fuels cancer. But there’s an even scarier sweetener in most of the sweet stuff we drink. In fact, when you drink it, so do tumors. And they’re able to use it to their benefit to grow at a supercharged rate. Is this behind the climbing colorectal cancer rates?

Jenny Smiechowski

The vegetables that slash colorectal cancer risk 79 percent

No one should ever let the fear of bad breath keep them away from garlic too often. That’s because allium vegetables could have a valuable service to offer: cancer protection. And the more you eat, the better. You could cut your colorectal cancer risk a whopping 79 percent!

Jenny Smiechowski

How dental plaque bacteria fuels aggressive colorectal cancer

Certain bacterial strains may make cancer more aggressive. Unfortunately, there’s a common oral bacteria that has this exact effect on colorectal cancer… People with this bacterium in their body are not only more likely to get colorectal cancer, it’s likely to be aggressive and deadly…