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“Eat your Vegatables”

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Bill Nelson  the director of the Kimmel Cancer Center  at Johns Hopkins, an oncologist who specializes in prostate cancer.  Gives this simple advice to men about diet and prostate health.

“Most of our moms weren’t prostate cancer specialists, but it turns out they sure knew what they were talking about when they told us to “eat our vegetables.”That was “then” and this is NOW… and NOW science is backing up mom’s advice.

 Research has shown us that fruits and vegetables have nutrients that help decrease cancer risk.Tomatoes are a perfect example. In tomatoes we find lycopene. It’s what gives tomatoes their rich, red color. Men who have high levels of lycopene show low levels of prostate cancer.

In a study of prostate cancer patients who ate foods with tomato based sauces over a three-week span before surgery to remove their prostate gland, the disease had become less severe.

If tomatoes aren’t on your favorite food list, leafy, green vegetables like broccoli, kale and cabbage have also been linked in lowering prostate cancer risk.

On the flip side… how and what you eat could increase your chances of prostate cancer…

And remember, most of us consume a pound and a half to two pounds of food each day — that introduces a very complicated mixture of chemicals… and that’s before you cook it.

Studies have shown that eating a lot of red meat raises the odds of prostate cancer.

AND the WAY you cook it is important too.

Grilling at high temperatures or charcoal broiling burns the meat.  It’s those charred bits that contain a carcinogen called PhIP… spelled P-H-I-P.

Scientists are now studying ways to measure levels of PhIP in the body, so that doctors can better predict your prostate cancer risk.

That old saying, “You are what you eat” is turning out to be a key ingredient to controlling cancer.

“Mom” had it right, all along!! “

So many guys talk about how they are “meat and potatoes “  type of an eater.  They don’t eat many vegetables or fruits and according to most research are putting themselves at greater risk for prostate health problems as they age.

There is a simple solution, Supplements.  If you  or someone you know doesn’t like eating  veggies you still can get those important healthy nutrients by taking a daily supplement in pill form.  You can get your missing lycopene and carotenoids in these two Shaklee products.   Vitalizer and CarotoMax.   So if you or someone you know doesn’t eat many veggies educate them on why they need the nutrients and suggest they begin a supplement regime to provide those ever so important nutrients.

Charity Wine Tasting

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Charity Wine Tasting.

I will be the volunteer Chef for this event, join us if you can and support this cause.  Everyone is effected by cancer and the search for cures is a ongoing expensive process, you or someone  you know may benefit from this research.

How to Select Quality Nutrition Dietary supplements | The ZH Laywyer

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How to Select Quality Nutrition Dietary supplements | The ZH Laywyer.

The questions below are part of this excellent blog on how to make sure the supplements you take are products of the quality you want to put into your bodyand deliver the nutrients as advertised.

It’s tough to discern the reality about the nutritional health supplements accessible on the market today. How can you know which with the nutritional
Vitamin supplements to pick? Some of the concerns I think are important are the following:

Questions regarding Nutritional Health Dietary supplement options:

*Is this a high quality nutritional health supplement that will meet my nutritional demands, does it work?

*Is this a honest price because of this particular nutritional health supplement?

*Is this vitamin supplement going to create me really feel much better or is it going to just fill a need for my physique, am i going to notice a distinction?

*What will be the distinction between grocery store nutritional health supplements and doctor distributed nutritional supplements?

*How long do I have to take this particular nutritional health supplement?

Are these claims a high quality nutritional health supplement that will meet my nutritional demands, does it work?

Here are some more questions to ask.

Have  the supplements been tested by independent third parties ?

What tests does the manufacturer perform on the product before during and after production ?

Are the supplements guaranteed effective ?

How long has the manufacturer been in business ?  Have there ever been any product recalls?

Anti-inflammatory responses of resveratrol. [Inflamm Allergy Drug Targets. 2007] – PubMed result

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Muscadine Grapes source of Resveratrol

Anti-inflammatory responses of resveratrol. [Inflamm Allergy Drug Targets. 2007] – PubMed result.

The more you learn about resveratrol, the more you will want to include this nutrient in your daily diet This very technical study illuminates the importance and benefits of resveratrol.

These grapes are a efficient source for resveratrol    Unfortunately, you will not likely find them your local market.  They have the one of the highest antioxident power referred to as the ORAC value.  Shaklee has developed a superior product,Vivix  A 30-day supply of Vivixdelivers the equivalent amount of resveratrol found in 3,000 glasses of red wine, and Vivix ingredients were shown in a laboratory study to be 10x more powerful in slowing a key mechanism of aging than resveratrol.

Vivix  tastes great, it is very concentrated and  you only take a teaspoon a day.   The taste reminds me of grape Kool aid…wow I can’t believe I admit to ever drinking that, but it was a taste of my childhood.

Healthy Eating Tips from Tour de France Team Garmin-Cervelo: BA Daily: Blogs : bonappetit.com

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Healthy Eating Tips from Tour de France Team Garmin-Cervelo: BA Daily: Blogs : bonappetit.com.

5-Hour Energy binge lands woman in hospital « US Food Safety

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5-Hour Energy binge lands woman in hospital « US Food Safety.

Sugar and caffeine is not a wise nutrition choice.  See this story for details.

Mislabeled & Misbranded Diet Meals prompt FDA Warning « US Food Safety

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Mislabeled & Misbranded Diet Meals prompt FDA Warning « US Food Safety

Labels don’t always tell the whole story.  If you have any food allergies be sure you know your vendors and their history and reputation for quality and honesty in their labels.  This is specially true in the nutaceutical supplement area.   What tests do they run to ensure quality in their ingredients and their manufacturing  processes.