TAG: Cancer

Naturally Fighting Cancer

Fighting Cancer Naturally

Tumors form when a cell mutates, creating more mutated cells until a mass is formed. This sometimes results in benign tumors, which are usually harmless, unless located in the cranium where space is limited. Malignant tumors on the other hand are never good and left untreated will result in cancer. But they aren’t indestructible. Their growth is promoted by various environmental factors, as well as lifestyle choices. A large risk factor is constant exposure to carcinogens. Carcinogens have the ability to alter our DNA, resulting in the cell mutation that can lead to cancer. Carcinogens come in a variety of… read more

Green Tea and its Benefits

Green tea and its benefits

I caught a cab the other day and the Japanese driver had the most beautifully glowing skin. He looked about 55 years old and I was shocked to find out he was 20 years older. He told me his secret was green tea. No surprises there! It has been around for over 4,000 years and green tea contains catechin polyphenols, carotenoids, Vitamin C, chromium, manganese, selenium or zinc. It is a more potent antioxidant than black tea as it contains  epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), a very powerful antioxidant. Apparently, EGCG is twice as powerful as resveratrol, a compound found in red… read more

Green and Gorgeous

Green hair dye

Many people assume that the beautiful have it easy. That glamour is for the blessed and deserved. That good things come to gods and goddesses effortlessly. Well, it may be so, however beauty can also come at a price. Preening oneself is an age-old tradition. Some cultures go to extreme lengths to adorn themselves with what they consider beautiful. Members of an African Shilluk Tribe are considered to look their best with body scarification. Shona witch doctors wear skins and beads. Kayan people wear neck coils from as young as two years old. All have an effect on the bearer… read more

BPA health risks

BPA health risks plastic bottles

Some say they are harmful, some say they are not. Who should we trust?