Archive for January, 2012

Cardiac Care

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

The January issue of Minnesota Monthly,, has some good suggestions from local doctors about cardiac care. Heart disease is still the number one killer of both men and women today.

Dr. Marek J. Kokoszka, chief of cardiology and medical director of the Heart and Vascular Center at Park Nicollet says: “I think the biggest progress in lowering cardiovascular diseases in the year to come will result from implementation of a better diet and regular exercise habits.”

This means saying away from processed foods and eating more fruits and vegetables while at the same time cutting way back on red meat.

Inflammation and Most Cancers

Sunday, January 8th, 2012

A common under-recognized molecule that most people have never heard of: nuclear factor-kappaB (NF-kB), is implicated in about 95% of all cancers.

A landmark study published late in 2011 confirmed NK-kB’s central role in the onset of malignant breast cancer.

NK-kB is the master regulator of this cancer causing process. Researchers recognized that if they could block activation of NF-kB, they might break the essential link in cancer development.

There are a number of nutrients that can slow or stop NK-kB’s development. Estimates from 67% to 90% of human cancers could be prevented by modifying lifestyle -especially diet.

Phytochemicals in fruits and vegetables as well as many spices can help prevent cancer.

Vitamins C and E, carotenoids, the so-called theol antioxidants and others are under review for blocking NF-kB.

Read the whole article in the November issue of Life Extension.