Obesity Prevention: 13 Effects of Obesity on Our Bodies {Infographic}

By 2030, it is estimated that 50% of Americans will be obese. In 1990, only 12% of the population was considered obese, rising to an incredible 35.7% in 2010. The rising obesity rate means that there can be as many as 5 million new cases of heart disease and stroke, as well as 6 million […]

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11 Foods You Should Eat to Slow the Growth of Cancer

As stated in a previous post, we all have cancer cells in our body. However, there are some foods you can eat that can slow the growth of cancer cells. Of course, we are not discounting modern cancer treatments like chemo and radiation that have helped many patients enter remission. But including these antioxidant rich foods in […]

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Causes of Cancer: Genetics vs. Lifestyle {Infographic}

In previous posts, we discussed the best anticancer foods, how one can slow the growth of cancer, and of the importance of antioxidants in cancer prevention. All of these posts talk about our lifestyle and environmental factors that can cause cancer. Perhaps, cancer is in our genes and we cannot do much to prevent it. If these foods can […]

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How Your Diet Can Slow the Growth of Cancer

Every year hundreds of the world’s top cancer scientists converge to discuss the latest on diet and cancer. What can you learn from them? First some background. We all have cancer cells in our body. With cancer, the quantity is what makes the difference. One cancer cell never hurts anyone, and neither will a few […]

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Bad nutrition: the world’s biggest killer

Every year the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) presents the latest leading causes of death in the United States. This includes a robust analysis of the causes of death, and their breakdown in different states, genders and populations [1]. The goal of this post is not to focus on this morbid statistics. As always in Nutrino, we […]

More Than an Apple a Day – Preventing Our Most Common Diseases

The Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) seminal study of preventable medical errors showed that in the United States side effects from prescription drugs kill an estimated 106,000 Americans a year, the sixth leading cause of death. This is from adverse drug reactions alone. If you add in medical mistakes (which the Institute of Medicine estimates kills at […]

The best anticancer vegetables

In 2008, the World Health Organisation (WHO) identified cancer as one of the four leading threats to human health and development (along with cardiovascular diseases, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes). We previously saw that in most cases cancer is a preventable disease, and that plant-based foods slow and may even reverse the growth of cancer cells. But from […]