Obesity and Cancer

Obesity and Cancer

It is critical that we understand how cancer develops because cancer remains the number two cause of death in the United States. In fact, cancer has become the number one cause of death for those aged less than 85 years in the United States. Although the cancer death rate is slowing in the United States, the rate of cancer deaths are rising worldwide. Approximately 600,000 people are estimated to have…

Will We Ever Cure Breast Cancer?

Will We Ever Cure Breast Cancer?

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer diagnosed in women in the United States, right behind skin cancer. While it largely affects women, it can also occur in men. Fortunately, thanks to awareness, early detection, and research, survival rates have increased but there’s still a lot we’re learning. So how far have we come in understanding this disease? Breast cancer affects the cells in the tissue of the breast….

My IgG myeloma protein has spiked, why is my doctor not recommending any new treatment?

My IgG myeloma protein has spiked, why is my doctor not recommending any new treatment?

This week’s Ask Dr. Durie comes from a concerned patient, a patient who has been in remission for about four years right now, having received stem cell transplant, and been followed off treatment. Everything has been going well, and actually the patient continues to feel great. But at the time of last testing, it was noticed that the protein having gone from zero, popped up to a level of 1.0…

ReBUILD: Fitness Fights Cancer

ReBUILD: Fitness Fights Cancer

[Denise] When you start looking up about pancreatic cancer you read statistics. Statistics say: 20 percent of people get to have— get to go into surgery. 10 percent of those get to have the surgery. five percent of those, they’ll take out most of it, and two percent of it they will get all the cancer. At the time I had my surgery, five percent of the people that had…

Wild Mouse Gut Microbiota Promotes Host Fitness and Improves Disease Resistance

Wild Mouse Gut Microbiota Promotes Host Fitness and Improves Disease Resistance

Today we know that the phenotype of all mammals from rodents to non-human primates to humans is driven by the metagenome. The metagenome itself is the combination of the host genome and the microbial genome, also known as the microbiome. In the natural world, the microbiomes of free-living mammalian organisms, including wild mice and humans, co-evolved with their respective hosts under evolutionary pressure in regards to inflammatory immune stimuli such…

Minimálně devět porcí denně

Minimálně devět porcí denně

let me make one thing clear though even if all you have to eat are the single-most pesticide contaminated plant foods in the peaches apples peppers the benefits of these fruits and vegetables outweigh the risk even if you can’t find organic options so while organic is absolutely better we should never avoid buying fruits and vegetables out of fears of pesticide exposure remember the green study three leaves of…