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8 Juicy Reasons to Eat More Strawberries

8 Juicy Reasons to Eat More Strawberries

Who doesn't love strawberries?  And you don't need any reason other than the pleasure of their sweetness to eat them every day.  But according to researchers from Oklahoma State University, there's lots more to strawberries than the flavor.[i]

Their study was published in the journal Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition with funding from the NIH and the California Strawberry Commission.  In it the researchers review over 130 studies attesting to the strawberry's status as a "functional food."   

If You're Concerned About Breast Cancer...What You Must Know

 

As most of us know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.  Dr. Helayne Waldman is the co-author (with Dr. Ed Bauman) of a new book called THE WHOLE FOOD GUIDE FOR BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS.  According to the authors, the book is not just for survivors of cancer, but for anyone who wants to reduce their chances of becoming a cancer statistic in the first place.  In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Drs. Waldman and Bauman have allowed us to share a chapter from their book, which we're proud to reprint here at GreenMedInfo.  For further info about this wonderful new resource, check out www.wholefoodguideforbreastcancer.com.


Chapter 2:  Emerging Risk Factors

"The Terrain is everything."  ~ Louis Pasteur

During the mid 19th Century in France, a vigorous war of ideas raged in the upper echelons of the French scientific community.  On the one hand, Louis Pasteur was developing his germ theory of disease, and on the other, Claude Bernard was focused on the "milieu interieur", or, in his words, the constancy of the internal environment." In other words, Bernard felt that the nourishment of the body, its ability to get rid of toxins and wastes and the strength of its immune system provided the foundations for successfully confronting both acute and chronic disease.  Although Pasteur and others fought long and hard for the supremacy of the microbe theory of disease, Pasteur affected a dramatic turnaround late in life, and on his deathbed is said to have uttered, "Bernard was right.  The microbe is nothing.  The terrain is everything."

We wholeheartedly agree healthy terrain is the foundation for a healthy body that can mount a strong defense against cancer.  In this chapter, we'll cover the basics of emerging risk factors for breast cancer:  the ones that deal with the internal terrain as Bernard or Pasteur might today envision it. These factors include dietary and nutritional influences, toxic exposures , and the health and equilibrium of the body's own internal systems, such as hormonal, digestive and immune system balance.  We consider these risk factors to be so important that we've devoted entire chapters to many of them later in the book.  Others we'll just touch on briefly in this chapter.

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