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The Anti-Cancer Diet

In response to an article on ways to prevent cancer that I wrote a few weeks ago, several subscribers sent in letters asking for a specific anti-cancer diet, one that can be followed after receiving chemotherapy.

I recommend the following guidelines to people who visit our clinic looking to get stronger and healthier after a bout with chemotherapy: Read more about The Anti-Cancer Diet

 

Carlson Cod Liver Oil

Carlson Cod Liver Oil

Over the past two weeks, I have received letters from a few of our newsletter subscribers that have expressed concern about some negative comments that have been made about Carlson cod liver oil.

More specifically, some people have expressed concern about the form of vitamin E that Carlson adds to their cod liver oil to preserve freshness. Read more about Carlson Cod Liver Oil

 

Dr. Ben Kim's Greens: How To Take It

From Our MailBag:

Do you have recipes for Dr. Ben Kim's Greens available? I need to have some creative ways to be able to take it. Thank you! Look forward to its benefits!

- Marie W.

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Thanks for your question, Marie. It's one that I've received several times in the past few weeks, so I thought I would answer it here.

First of all, let me point out that I don't recommend Dr. Ben Kim's Greens for its taste. I recommend it because I have found it to be the highest quality super green food around. As is the case with all of the other items in our recommended health tools section, my family and I take Dr. Ben Kim's Greens every day. Read more about Dr. Ben Kim's Greens: How To Take It

 

Want Strong Bones and Teeth? Make Sure You Get Your Magnesium

Almost all teenagers and adults know how important calcium is to their bones and teeth. But few people know that magnesium is just as important to having strong and healthy bones and teeth.

A recent study out of the University of Tennessee and published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society points to the often overlooked relationship between dietary magnesium intake and bone density. Read more about Want Strong Bones and Teeth? Make Sure You Get Your Magnesium

 

What Can Cause A Potassium Deficiency?

Dear Dr. Kim,

I am an avid reader of your newsletter and like the greens also very much. Thank you for your wonderful work.

A question for you. I have a good friend and client (I do some home health care for her) who was recently placed in the hospital for severe leg cramping. Since she has congestive heart failure, it was thought that perhaps her heart had thrown off a clot which blocked the circulation.....however, no signs were found of a clot. After several days in the hospital and many, many tests, she was sent home without much additional knowledge. Then, upon entering the house, we got a phone call from the lab saying that her potassium was dangerously low. She has consistently been on the equivalent of 4,500 mg. of potassium per day to counteract the potassium loss from the diuretics she is on for her heart. That has now been changed to 6,000 mg. Read more about What Can Cause A Potassium Deficiency?

 

Healthy Foods that Contain Vitamin A

Many plant-based eaters are under the impression that they can obtain all the vitamin A that they need from plant foods that contain carotenoids, particularly beta carotene found in foods like spinach, sweet potatoes, and carrots.

It's true that some carotenoids like beta carotene can be converted to vitamin A in your body once they make it into your blood. What you may not know is that carotenoids are not always absorbed efficiently into your blood. Read more about Healthy Foods that Contain Vitamin A

 

Some Guidelines On Eating Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

Researchers at Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia recently discovered that extra-virgin olive oil contains a compound called oleocanthal, which has the same pain-inhibiting effects in your body as ibuprofen. Read more about Some Guidelines On Eating Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

 

Eating Broccoli May Help Prevent Bladder Cancer

For those of you who have a history of urinary tract infections, bladder infections, and/or a family history of bladder cancer, it may be wise to make broccoli a staple in your diet.

Researchers at Ohio State University report that broccoli contains phytochemicals called glucosinolates, which turn into compounds called isothiocyanates, which in turn, have been shown to slow down the growth of bladder cancer cells in laboratory experiments. Read more about Eating Broccoli May Help Prevent Bladder Cancer

 

Seaweed: An Ancient Korean Health Food

When my sisters and I were growing up, it seemed like there was always a huge pot of seaweed soup on the stove. Seaweed soup, called Mi-Yuk Gook in Korean, has been a staple in the Korean diet for much of Korea's 5000 year history.

For Koreans living all over the world, seaweed soup is a must for all pregnant women and students. Read more about Seaweed: An Ancient Korean Health Food

 

Improving School Lunches For Children

Here in Canada, a cable channel called The Food Network just began showing a television series out of the United Kingdom, called Jamie's School Dinners. The two episodes that I have watched have been positively brilliant.

This television series follows celebrity chef, Jamie Oliver, as he visits schools around the country with a mission to change the way that the government and parents are feeding their kids. It was both shocking and sad to see Jamie ask a group of elementary students to identify various vegetables, only to have asparagus mistaken for onion and celery mistaken for potato. I thought that I was the only kid to have soda and chocolate bars for lunch. Read more about Improving School Lunches For Children

 

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