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Dr. Greger says eating a teaspoon of flax-seed a day can lower breast cancer risks. Antibiotics will lower your body’s ability to use the plant based fiber. So if you are eating correctly but are on a lot of antibiotics, you may not be getting the full benefits! sesame seeds may work as well as the flaxseed. I wouldn’t try to eat this way as a formula for each disease known. Rather eat a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds.

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Cancer Beware – Broccoli is on the Way!

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The Linus Pauling Institute at OSU (Oregon State University) confirms that a substance in broccoli, Sulforaphane, actually attacks cancer cells but not healthy cells.  Broccoli may just be a modern-day super hero. This is a great study that shows the power of plant-based foods on human health. This study talks about using Sulforaphane as a drug but cites
that because it’s in food naturally doesn’t mean it is safe to take! Why not just eat broccoli? It is safe and cheaper than drugs. Why does everything have to be a money-making drug?

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.

The Mayo Clinic’s Take on Meat

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The Mayo Clinic recently stated “You can eat healthfully without spending a lot. One way to achieve healthy savings is to serve meat less often.” They also stated “A plant-based diet, which emphasizes fruits and vegetables, grains, beans and legumes, and nuts, is rich in fiber, vitamins and other nutrients. And people who eat only plant-based foods — aka, vegetarians — generally eat fewer calories and less fat, weigh less, and have lower cholesterol levels than do non-vegetarians.

Just eating less meat has a protective effect. A National Cancer Institute study of 500,000 people found that those who ate 4 ounces (114 grams) of red meat or more daily were 30 percent more likely to die of any cause over 10 years than were those who consumed less. Sausage, luncheon meats and other processed meats also increased the risk. Those who ate mostly poultry or fish had a lower risk of death.

They say that adults need only 10%-15% of their total calories to be from protein. Since all living items contain protein, we get plenty without eating meat.