Was the recent study on fish oil and its link to prostate cancer misleading?

Did you hear about the recent study completed at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center in Seattle, Washington and published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute that suggested a link between taking high doses of omega-3 fish oil and prostate cancer? If you did, I am sure you were alarmed. I know I was as this is one supplement I have recommended to many people in the name of good health. I have shared the reported benefits of fish oil that have been born out of numerous studies when dispensing health care advice. Now we have one study that has many people questioning their use of fish oil. Men are… Read More

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Should all women and men be taking DIM supplements?

First of all, what is DIM or diindolylmethane? Now you know why they call it DIM for short. DIM supplements are composed of a natural compound that forms from the digestion and breakdown of indole-3-carbinole (I3C) found in vegetables containing glucobrassicin. These are commonly known as cruciferous vegetables such as cauliflower, kale, cabbage, brussel sprouts, and broccoli. Now you would need to eat significant quantities of these cruciferous vegetables to obtain the health benefits seen in studies. DIM is believed to have potential cancer fighting properties. The National Cancer Institute’s own definition states that DIM supplements have potential antiandrogenic and antineoplastic activity. The reported mechanism of action responsible for the protective benefits has to do with how… Read More

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Who Should Be Taking Vitamin D3?

Some of you have inquired about Vitamin D3, so I thought I would go into detail about some of its benefits and who should be taking Vitamin D3. Vitamin D3 is one vitamin most of us should be taking. Why is that?  Because there is a significantly large amount of research that shows that most of us have low vitamin D levels and that vitamin D has many protective health benefits. It has been known for some time that vitamin D is important to strong bones and teeth. But did you know that low vitamin D levels have been linked to several chronic diseases including multiple sclerosis, psoriasis, heart disease, asthma, depression, arthritis, diabetes,… Read More

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