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Amounts of Fruits and Vegetables for Cancer Prevention No ratings yet.

Five or more servings of fruits and vegetables daily will help you prevent cancer. A serving equals 1/2 cup of fruit or vegetables, a cup of raw leafy vegetables, a medium-sized piece of raw fruit, or 170 g of fruit or vegetable juice. It is best to eat the fruits and vegetables raw. Cooking destroys […]

Laughter at the Cellular Level No ratings yet.

When you laugh, this is an overview of how your body changes at the cellular level: Cells that produce antibodies increase in number. Cells that combat viruses fall into formation and get ready for battle. All of this is the direct result of a good joke! No wonder comedians like George Burns live so long! […]

What is Alternative Medicine? Part 1 No ratings yet.

In general, alternative medicine is anything that has not been tested, approved, recommended or condoned by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or the American Medical Association (AMA) of the United States of America. The United State’s medical system is benchmark for the rest of the world, an anything  that is approved by the FDA […]

Reducing your stress factors: Learn from Nurses No ratings yet.

ARE YOU STRESSED out? You’re not alone. More than 75 percent of all Americans see their lives as being too complex. Work and family stress pile on fatigue and stress-related emotions and can create a looming sense of hopelessness and futility. The causes of stress and anger are many. Here are the top ten reasons […]

The War on Cancer: The Beginning No ratings yet.

by Dr. Francisco Contreras, MD.     Eradicating cancer is the greatest challenges medical science has ever faced. No other disease has had more money ore more hours of scientific study devoted to it. Since the 1920’s when the United States government first funded studies on cancer, vast resources have been invested in the search […]

Boost Your Immune System with Laughter No ratings yet.

By Dr. Francisco Contreras IN A SERIES of studies at Loma Linda University in California, researcher Lee Berk discovered that watching a comedy video can strengthen your immune system in very measurable ways. Just as stressful emotions such as grief and anger can suppress your immune system, positive emotions such as laughter can have the […]

Red Wine: Here’s to a long Cancer Free Life 5/5 (1)

RED WINE is an important component in Mediterranean dietary traditions. Its considered the explanation of the French paradox that coronary heart disease in France is the lowest among industrial countries, despite the high incidence of risk factors such as smoking, a high-fat diet and the lack of exercise of its citizens. Longevity among the French […]

Mediterranean Diet No ratings yet.

by Dr. Francisco Contreras     A MEDITERRANEAN DIET is rich in fresh fruits and vegetables, complex carbohydrates, olive oil and red wine (or red grapes or grape juice). You can also obtain the same effect through supplementation, as we will discuss later. There is no doubt that eating a diet rich in fruits and […]

Change the Way You Eat No ratings yet.

by Dr. Francisco Contreras   If you are like most Americans, you pack your plate with piles of processed carbohydrates, too much refined sugar, load of saturated fats and pounds of heavy red meats. Such dietary habits are cutting short our life span. Looking to the Japanese would help us westerners. A diet of fresh […]