Key Takeaways on Breast Cancer and Free Holiday Recipe Guide

Key Takeaways on Breast Cancer and Free Holiday Recipe Guide

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Breast cancer is the most common internal cancer among women worldwide. Like many other diseases, the risk of breast cancer may be reduced through diet and lifestyle habits, such as exercising regularly and eating a...
Most Women May Experience at Least One False-Positive Mammogram

Most Women May Experience at Least One False-Positive Mammogram

Odds are most women will get at least one false-positive mammogram, but, thankfully, most women who are called back for further testing of a suspicious mammogram finding do not end up having cancer after all.  In response to the Swiss Medical Board’s recommendation...
Are Avocados a Weight Loss Food?

Are Avocados a Weight Loss Food?

Studies funded by the Avocado Board suggest avocados may facilitate weight loss, but compared to what? What are the effects of avocado on metabolic syndrome, “a clustering of risk factors”—high blood sugars, high blood triglycerides, high blood pressure, and...
Why Doctors Should Not Encourage Breast Self-Exams

Why Doctors Should Not Encourage Breast Self-Exams

Various health organizations offer clashing mammogram recommendations that range from annual mammograms starting at age 40 to eliminating routine mammograms altogether. Who can you trust? Clashing mammogram recommendations ranging from annual mammograms starting at...
Updated Vitamin B12 Recommendations Infographic

Updated Vitamin B12 Recommendations Infographic

Vitamin B12 is not made by plants or animals, but by microbes that blanket the earth. In today’s sanitized, modern world, the water supply is commonly chlorinated to kill off any bacteria. So, while we don’t get much B12 in the water anymore, we don’t get much...