Village Green Newsletter: December 2010

Village Green’s last newsletter of 2010 is out now. It is full of information and tips about dealing with stress over the holidays. Four supplements that will help your body handle stress, as well as yummy recipes are just some of the offerings in this month’s newsletter.

Here are some fun facts about foods also in the newsletter.

Healthy foods that are natural stress fighters:

Citrus: Winter fruits like oranges, grapefruit, and kiwis are all excellent sources of vitamin C, a potent stress-busting vitamin. And the vitamin C found in citrus fruits is involved in the production of collagen, which helps keep your skin firm and reduces wrinkling.

Cranberries: Rich in antioxidants, these berries may help keep the pounds off. Studies have shown that the sweet tart scent of fruits helps curb cravings caused by stress. Just the aroma of cranberries can stimulate your hypothalamus, controlling your urge to eat too much.

Chocolate: Now don’t go crazy, but do consider indulging occasionally in dark chocolate. Studies have shown that it can reduce levels of cortisol (“the stress hormone”) as well as hormones known as catecholamines (the “fight-or-flight hormones”) in highly stressed people.

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Better Approaches to Treating Breast Cancer

Dr. Jerry V. Teplitz offers this information about new studies regarding breast cancer treatment.

A study reported in Annals of Surgery found that for certain women with breast cancer, a lumpectomy which includes the removal of many lymph nodes may not be necessary. When cancer has spread to the lymph nodes, the current standard cancer treatment is removal of all the other non-cancerous nodes in the region. This study found that removing all these lymph nodes has virtually no impact on survival or disease recurrence. As a matter of fact, reducing the number of lymph nodes removed reduces the patient’s levels of pain and debilitation.

Another study found that if a lumpectomy is performed, then a single dose of radiation delivered directly to the site of the tumor right after the surgery was as effective as 6 weeks of daily radiation treatments.

After five years, the survival rate for those who had all the lymph nodes removed was 82.2%, while the survival rate for those who did not have this surgery was a little better at 83.8%.

Please be sure to consult with your own health care practitioner about what options are best for you.

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