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Afraid of getting a cold? Gargle!

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Dr Greger says proper gargling will stop sore throats. Gargling may also prevent the common cold but not the flu. So keep up your gargling and help lessen the amount of colds you will get. Gargling with green tea may even be more effective!

 

 

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Can I Really be Healthy?

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Ezine Articles by Robert Avery M.D. FACP ,had a great article on how epigenetics and nutrigenomics work. They also related how cancer is caused. It is not by bad genes but cancer genes called oncogenes being turned on and tumor suppressor genes being turned off. This process of turning our genes on and off is what makes us human, alive and functional but
sometimes the environment triggers wrong switching of our genes. When this happens, we can get bad diseases. When asked if there was a link between food and epigenetics, Dr Avery says YES! He says fruits, vegetables and green teas have very positive effects on our epigenetics. We were built and programmed on plant-based foods. When we start to live a life that excludes these important health foods, we pay the price.

Phytochemicals, what are they and how they protect us from cancer

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The Cancer Project published an article titled “Diet and Cancer Research”. Phytochemicals are a group of thousands of chemicals found in plant-based foods that can protect us from cancer. Some are known to prevent cancers, others do other things and many are yet undiscovered. These chemicals are in foods like soy, green teas, broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels Sprouts, etc. Does this sound familiar? Eat your veggies; they really are good for you. In fact they are far better for us than our mothers and grandmothers could have imagined. The cited article contains a table of Phytochemicals and the foods they are found in.

Green Tea Sets Positive Epigenetic Reactions

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The Linus Pauling Institute at the Oregon State University published a finding on the positive effects of green tea. Green tea seems to increase the number of T-Cells in our body. These regulatory cells help fight diseases and toxins. This is a great example of a diet substance, green tea, switching on genes that produce more T-Cells. The effect is a healthier existence. Once again we have a solution in a natural, plant-based compound, without the use of dangerous drugs. Green tea doesn’t come with a list of harmful side effects like most drugs do.

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I have spoken a lot about diet and epigenetics and various diseases in this BLOG. The concept that plant-based diets can be a varied benefit to our health is becoming mainstream. The University of Alabama has done a lot of studies in this area. They decided to combine a huge number of studies that they did as well as studies from other universities and found a correlation between eating vegetables and green tea and preventing cancers. Some day in the not to distant future, we will all know this as positive as we now know that smoking causes cancer. In the meantime those of us that are not eating large amounts of vegetables are playing Russian Roulette! Is your gun loaded with one, two, or more bullets?