By and far, smoking is the biggest risk factor for lung cancer. In fact, up to 90 percent of the lung cancer cases in the U.S. can be attributed to smoking.1
But what about the remaining cases of lung cancer—the ones that affect people who’ve never smoked? What factors influence that cancer development? Furthermore, not all smokers develop lung cancer. About 15 percent are spared this dreaded diagnosis. What is it that protects this extremely high-risk group?
According to recent research, the intake of flavonoids may be the answer.2
What Are Flavonoids? (more…)
Almost everyone thinks blueberries taste great and likes to see them on the breakfast table. But there is a lot more to love about these tiny fruits. Blueberries are one of the richest sources of antioxidants, the natural substances that fight damage caused by free radicals. This makes them highly effective in fighting chronic degenerative diseases, including cardiovascular disease, cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes, macular degeneration, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. And now we know that blueberries safeguard the brain.
Although it is not clear how blueberries affect the brain, it has been shown that the flavonoids
they contain are able to cross the blood brain barrier. This enables them to influence regions in the brain involved in memory and motor function, and enhance neural connections
, thereby improving cellular communication and stimulating neural regeneration.
Let’s start with a basic truth: There are NO magic bullets! For over 40 years, I have taught tens of thousands of people the benefits of natural healing, including how to slow down, stop and reverse dis-ease. Although there is no one way or one pill that will ever help anyone achieve optimum health, there are basic tenets we must understand in order to accomplish our health goals. (more…)