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Dieting To Treat Cancer

Aug 03, 2018 by Total Access Medical

In 2018, an estimated 1,685,210 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in the United States and 595,690 people will die from the disease. Although a few patients diagnosed with cancer can attribute their illness to a hereditary abnormal gene, most people believe their cancer was a result of a DNA mutation possibly caused by a handful of external factors such as environmental radiation, toxins, and poor diet. However, this may not be the case, as some bouts of cancer may be linked to the manner in which cancer cells produce energy.

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7 Reasons Processed Foods Are Harmful

Jul 30, 2018 by Total Access Medical

Processed foods are bad. They are a major contributor to obesity and illness around the world.

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Why It Takes Longer For Women To Lose Weight After 40

Jun 27, 2018 by Total Access Medical

With age comes many things: greater wisdom; deeper empathy; a greater sense of knowing who you are; and the very real possibility of a bigger pants size. So, why does it take longer for women to lose weight, especially after 40?

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Can Pecans Protect Heart Health? 

May 02, 2018 by William Kirkpatrick

Nuts are among foods that have shown promise for health. These healthful, nutrition-dense food items contain "good" fats, omega-3s, and a whole host of micronutrients.

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How Is Skipping Breakfast Affecting Your Kids?

Apr 30, 2018 by Total Access Medical

Among youth, the habit of skipping breakfast is cause for concern since daily nutrient intake plays a pivotal role in growth and development. Increased demands for growth require more energy, or calories.

Research has shown that children who skip breakfast do not compensate for it by eating more later in the day. Skipping breakfast may affect the child’s academic performance as overall engagement and cognitive abilities may be compromised due to low blood glucose.

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The Importance of Diet for Colorectal Cancer 

Apr 04, 2018 by Total Access Medical

Colorectal cancer is a type of cancer that affects a person's rectum, colon, or both. It is more likely to appear in older individuals, but there are many other risk factors associated with its emergence, such as genetic and lifestyle factors.

One of the most cited risk factors is diet — referring specifically to poor dietary habits that often also lead to obesity.

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Dieting To Manage Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms

Mar 26, 2018 by William Kirkpatrick

People with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are constantly seeking to ease its symptoms with food and dietary supplements. While researchers have turned up no magic to cure RA, there is a connection between certain foods and the inflammation that characterizes this autoimmune condition. Before embarking on a special diet or taking supplements, though, consult your doctor.

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Does Microwaving Food Remove Nutritional Value?

Dec 22, 2017 by Total Access Medical

Is it true that microwaving food removes nutritional value?

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What Is Iron? Where Is It Found? And, What Does It Do?

Dec 06, 2017 by Total Access Medical

What Is Iron?

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Why You Should Eat More Green Beans

Sep 13, 2017 by Total Access Medical

Green beans are rich in antioxidants, which neutralize free radicals in the body to help you stay healthy and youthful, and flavonoids, the compound that gives green tea its ability to reduce body fat and prevent obesity.

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