Carolyn Gretton

Low-dose radiation: Common diagnostics linked to heart disease

Few of us are exposed to high-dose radiation (unless it’s to kill cancer cells). But what about the exposure that comes from X-rays or CT scans? We’ve been told for years not to worry about low dose radiation. But the effects on the heart aren’t so benign…

Carolyn Gretton

Why experts say this is the prostate cancer prevention diet

Prostate cancer is one of the most common and fatal cancers in men. For men with low blood levels of lycopene and selenium, there’s an increased risk not just for the cancer, but the damaging effects of the radiation used to treat it. There’s a diet that can help that and more…

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

Studies link cell phones to breast and thyroid cancer

In 2011, the International Agency for Research on Cancer classified radiofrequency radiation, the type used in smartphones and laptops, as a “possible human carcinogen.” Now, two new studies may confirm they were right on the money, at least when it comes to two common cancers that have increased dramatically over the past few years. Breast […]

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

How oatmeal can ease some side effects of radiation treatment

For years, cancer survivors have been told one thing – eat less fiber. That’s because doctors believed that added fiber went hand in hand with the bloating and diarrhea that is so common after radiation. But guess what… According to a new study, they were dead wrong! Here’s why fiber and the humble oat could be the answer to radiation-induced gut inflammation.

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

The cancer therapy that lowers your risk of side effects from radiation

It seems like it would be bad enough just to receive a cancer diagnosis, but often the cure can feel as bad as the disease. In order to beat cancer, the treatment experience can be quite miserable. But thanks to the latest in cancer therapies, the sickness and misery could be a thing of the the past…

Dr. Isaac Eliaz

Radiation: The toxic threat not so easy to avoid

Chemical and electromagnetic forces can negatively impact cellular health. For example, ionizing radiation from airplanes, CT scans and other sources can induce molecular changes in the brain that resemble Alzheimer’s. Reduce the negative impact…