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Dietary Prevention of Cancer

The importance of dietary intake cannot be underestimated when it comes to preventing and managing cancer. Research continues to elucidate the link between low sugar/high protein/healthy fat diets and cancer prevention/chemoprevention. Understanding just how to stabalize blood sugar and retrict dietary intake of sugar is of high importance in our society.

Below is one of several abstracts linking the type of dietary intake (limited sugar consumption) to cancer prevention.

Dietary Prevention of Cancer

The importance of dietary intake cannot be underestimated when it comes to preventing and managing cancer. Research continues to elucidate the link between low sugar/high protein/healthy fat diets and cancer prevention/chemoprevention. Understanding just how to stabalize blood sugar and retrict dietary intake of sugar is of high importance in our society.

Below is one of several abstracts linking the type of dietary intake (limited sugar consumption) to cancer prevention.

Folic Acid Metabolism and Osteoporosis

Bisphosphonates are used in the treatment of low calcium states, such as Osteopenia/osteoporosis. Bisphosponates such as Fosamax, Boniva, Actonel are examples of this class of drugs. Years ago studies began to show that these drugs actually caused bisphosphonate osteonecrosis of the jaw. Osteonecrosis is a fancy word for cellular death of bone tissue. Studies have shown that this happens because these medications so commonly prescribed for women with low bone density, actually affect methylation in our DNA. 

My Article in the Daily Camera

Naturopathy: Underground medicine no more
By Steve Parcell
POSTED:   08/10/2013 01:00:00 AM MDT

In June our governor signed HB 13-1111 concerning the regulation of naturopathic doctors, allowing them to run tests, diagnose and treat patients legally. The Colorado Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CoAND) had been working towards regulation of naturopathic doctors since submitting its first sunrise application in 1992.

Lose Weight with Dr Kelly!

Winter is coming and I still feel that I have not been able to meet my ultimate weight goal! Oh No!
As we were riding to the ice cream parlor after dinner last night, my friend told me about Dietbet. I have decided to go for it! I invite anyone who is interested in losing weight with me to join my Dietbet and feel great before the winter sets in! I am on a mission to lose 6 more pounds before my sons Birthday on October 2nd!
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Soy and Breast Cancer

This is a question asked by several patients on a daily basis. The questions are in various forms: "Is soy okay to eat if I have a family history of breast cancer?" "Should I avoid soy if I previously had breast cancer?" "Does soy cause breast cancer?"

This has been a topic of much debate for the past several years. Luckily, new research is providing clarity.
Recent studies actually indicate that soy foods actually decrease the risk of breast cancer recurrence.

Are Stents worth it?

Two large-scale clinical trials completed within the last seven years have shown that drug therapy works just as well as stents in preventing heart attacks. Former President George Bush, Jr.  had a stent placed recently to clear a blocked artery, despite no symptoms. This has put the stent debate back in the news.

10 Reasons Naturopathic Medicine Lowers Health Care Costs

By
Kelly Parcell, ND

10 Reasons Naturopathic Medicine Lowers Health Care Costs

1. Offers more treatment options. 
Naturopathic doctors provide consumers with a broader range of safe, cost effective care.

2. Offers less expensive treatment
Naturopathic treatments are inherently less expensive than those conventional and many naturopathic treatments incur no cost whatsoever.

Betaine boosts athletic performance by nearly 6%, study finds

According to a study supervised by Ithaca College's Exercise and Sport Sciences Chair Thomas Swensen, betaine—a nutrient found in shellfish and beets—boosts athletic performance by nearly six percent when added to a sports drink. Published in the "Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition," the study is available athttp://www.jissn.com/content/9/1/12.

Tips and Takeaways

More Good News for Coffee Drinkers?

A large French retrospective analysis provides good news for caffeine lovers: investigators showed that drinking tea or coffee was associated with a small but statistically significant reduction in systolic and diastolic blood pressure. In addition, drinking tea and coffee was also associated with a significant reduction in pulse pressure and heart rate, although the heart-rate reductions were greater with tea.

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