Multivitamins May Reduce Colon Cancer Risk

New research published in the Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology (CJPP) has found an 84% reduction in developing precancerous lesions and tumors when rats were fed a high fat, low fiber diet, with the addition of a multivitamin and mineral supplement. Six groups were fed the low fiber, high fat diet and given different combinations of supplements and carcinogens that mimicked human colon cancer. The conclusion was that regular supplements of multivitamins and minerals could reduce the risk of colon cancer.

Colon cancer is the second most common form of the disease affecting men and women in the US, with nearly 150,000 new diagnoses each year. Diet and lifestyle choices play a large role in colon health. High fiber and nutrient dense foods are important in keeping the colon healthy. And now research indicates the importance of a good quality multivitamin and mineral as well.

Pathway Multi Two is a comprehensive multivitamin and mineral that incorporates the latest research on nutrient transport and interaction to enhance absorption.

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Sunday Radio Show: Essential Fatty Acids

Join us this Sunday for our radio show with host Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Karlene Karst, RD, who will be discussing essential fatty acids (EFA’s) – building blocks for better health.

Karlene Karst, RD, is a leading health specialist in nutrition and natural medicine and is dedicated to improving the health of society by sharing her knowledge. As co-author of the national best seller, Healthy Fats for Life, and author ofThe Metabolic Syndrome Program: How to Lose Weight, Beat Heart Disease, Stop Insulin Resistance and More, Karlene is working to educate and encourage people to get “back to the basics” of nutrition in order to live a long, healthy life.

Tune in this Sunday from 10-11am on 1500 AM (WFED) or listen live on the web. Our shows are streamed everywhere.

Last week’s show was on balancing omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Click to listen.

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The Mind-Body Connection and the Art of Letting Go

It is very easy to live on auto-pilot, disregarding or not paying much attention to the most important aspects of our lives – those that nourish us from the inside out.

Have you ever had a job that didn’t mean anything to you? In other words, you were used to this job, you went every day, you performed your duties, but what you did didn’t really mean much to you? Perhaps it was a comfortable situation, comfortable because it was a familiar job and you did it well, it paid well, and the benefits were good; but this job didn’t really fulfill you; it didn’t really allow you to grow as a person or be of service to others.

Or perhaps you’ve been in a relationship for the sake of keeping up with the status quo. A relationship where you didn’t really feel loved, or one where you were the one not really in love. Perhaps you felt like you had to stay in it for the sake of your children, so that they would grow up with a sense of family structure. Continue reading “The Mind-Body Connection and the Art of Letting Go”

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An Easy Way to Cut 248 Calories Each Day

People who stay up late and sleep in late tend to eat on average 248 calories more per day than those who go to sleep earlier and get up earlier. Research published in the journal Obesity also found that night owls ate twice as much fast food and half as many fruits as vegetables as the early risers.

The extra calories can really add up to significant weight gain, especially if they aren’t balanced with daily exercise. An extra 248 calories per day can mean 2 pounds a month or 24 pounds per year.

So, the next time you feel you are up late and are reaching for a couple of oreos and some milk, you may want to rethink it and hit the sack instead.

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Favorite Thing: Quantum Herbals Elderberry/Olive Cough Syrup

If you have ever had a cough that you couldn’t shake loose, that threatens to take over your nights and days, and is unrelenting… then you should have used Quantum Herbals Elderberry/Olive Cough Syrup.

My husband came down with a hacking cough about 2 weeks ago and it did not take long before it passed on to the rest of us. After 2 days of chest-aching coughs and sleepless nights, I’d had enough. I went through my medicine cabinet and found this little miracle of a bottle. After 2 days of swigging directly from the bottle, my cough became productive and began to dissipate. My husband could not believe how quickly I have begun to recover from this blight, considering he is still coughing away.

This formula combines effective and potent herbs (elderberry, olive leaf, horehound, osha root) with tasty maple syrup, so it is easy to take and one of the best respiratory formulas I have ever encountered.

Forget Robitussin – this is what you need!

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  • Paula Gallagher
    Paula Gallagher
    Paula is a highly qualified and experienced nutrition counselor on the staff at Village Green.
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    Margo Gladding
    Margo's impressive knowledge base is the result of a unique blend of educational and professional experience.
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  • Dr. Neal Barnard
    Dr. Neal Barnard
    Dr. Barnard leads programs advocating for preventive medicine, good nutrition, and higher ethical standards in research.
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  • Joseph Pizzorno
    Dr. Joseph Pizzorno
    Dr. Joseph Pizzorno, ND is a pioneer of integrative medicine and a leading authority on science-based natural medicine.
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  • Debi Silber
    Debi Silber
    Debi is a registered dietitian with a master’s degree in nutrition, a personal trainer, and whole health coach.
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  • Teri Cochrane
    Teri Cochrane
    Teri is a is a Certified Coach Practitioner with extensive certifications and experience in holistic medicinal practices.
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    Dr. Rav Ivker
    Dr. Rav Ivker is a holistic family physician, health educator, and best-selling author.
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  • Susan Levin
    Susan Levin
    Susan writes about the connection between plant-based diets and a reduced risk of chronic diseases.
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April 2012