Each week, there seem to be new products appearing on our supermarkets shelves… it can be really difficult to know which ones have actual health benefits, and which ones should be avoided. To save you from having to do the research, let’s have a look at kombucha together, the various health effects attributed to it […]
In order to treat and/or prevent cancer, it can be tempting to turn towards alternative options to traditional medicine, as it is for many other diseases. This article isn’t about encouraging or discouraging you to do that, I simply want to make you aware of certain dietary myths that surround cancer and nutrition.
According to a scientific study that appeared recently in the journal Molecular & Cellular Oncology, an antioxidant phenolic compound found in olive oil has the ability to selectively kill cancer cells, while leaving healthy cells untouched. This compound known as oleocanthal would explain at least partly why people who adopt the Mediterranean diet are 15% […]
Good news for spicy food lovers: the active ingredient found in chili peppers – capsaicin – could reduce the risk of colorectal cancer, according to a recent study published in The Journal of Clinical Investigation. The research team from the University of California-San Diego School of Medicine fed capsaicin to mice that were genetically susceptible […]
Each year, in January, millions of people look for some miraculous fixes to counteract the harmful effects of the holiday overindulgence (… and all the excess of the previous 12 months). I personally do not believe that such quick fix exist, and rather prefer to eat well and exercise throughout the year. But if I […]
Over the last fifty years or so, there has been growing scientific data on the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet to prevent heart attacks, strokes as well as diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer-type dementia and even depression. Here are the 7 main features of this diet, which is usually represented graphically by a pyramid:
Healthy eating is a key component of our health and well-being. Did you know that the daily consumption of vegetables and fruits might help reduce the risk of certain types of cancer? Moreover, regularly eating large amounts of fruits and vegetables can also reduce the risk of heart disease. Yet it is not always easy […]
“(…) After a whole year of surgery and treatment, food tasted like cardboard and it took a few months for my sense of taste to return. And during this entire period when everything tasted like cardboard, I did not cook. I didn’t have the energy to either shop or cook. (…) So either my friends […]
We all know that Calcium is essential for healthy bones. But did you know that it needs an ally to be absorbed by our body? This is but one of the roles of Vitamin D. In addition to preventing osteoporosis and slow down its progression, Vitamin D also appears useful in preventing certain cancers. It […]
You already know the importance of eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables. Eastern wisdom believes that well-being and longevity depend on a balance of the five elemental energies represented by five colours: Orange/Yellow, Green, Red, Blue/Purple, and White. Interestingly, recent nutritional studies advise us to eat foods of all these colours. This ensures […]
Already criticised for its saturated fats and its impacts on cardiovascular health, red meat is also responsible for several types of cancers, especially colorectal. Processed meats, such as cured meats for example, also increase the risk of cancer. Red meat includes beef, veal, pork, lamb, duck, goose, rabbit, horsemeat as well as giblets. Processed meats […]
Curly kale, red, Chinese or Savoy cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, broccoli: all these plants, so different from one another, share a common ancestor and they are all characterized by the presence of a flower with four petals spread out in the shape of cross (which explains term “crucifers”).