Colon cancer triggered by common food additives, study says

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Posted by: Dena Schmidt
Food additives called emulsifiers are often included in processed foods to help extend shelf life and create a better food texture. However, studies have found that these food additives may be causing colon cancer and colorectal cancer.
Apparently, these emulsifiers in foods can alter intestinal bacteria in a way that increases inflammation. This can then create condition conducive to colon cancer and colorectal cancer. In a recent study, mice that consumed dietary emulsifiers showed exacerbated cancer tumor development.
Colorectal cancer is the fourth most deadly cancer
Colorectal cancer is the fourth leading cause of death from cancer worldwide. In 2012, the disease caused 700,000 deaths. The study, mentioned above, was conducted by researchers in Georgia State University’s Institute for Biomedical Sciences and published in the journal Cancer Research.
There has been an increase in awareness in the scientific community that regarding the major role that intestinal microbiota play in immune system health as well as colorectal cancer. Intestinal microbiota refers to a large, diverse microorganism population inhabiting the human intestines.
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High vitamin C intake shown to lower risk of coronary heart disease by 66 percent

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Posted by: Lori Alton
Why does conventional cardiology ignore the lifesaving health benefits of vitamin C?  Cardiovascular disease, the number one cause of premature death in the United States, claims more lives than all types of cancer.  And, the point is, we can fix this.
In reality, it turns out that daily supplementation with a safe and inexpensive vitamin can help provide major protective benefits to the heart, while helping to prolong life. Extensive research has confirmed that vitamin C drastically lowers the risk of developing cardiovascular disease – in one study, by as much as 66 percent.
What the research reveals about vitamin C intake
In a study published in Journal of the American College of Nutrition, researchers assessed the daily vitamin C intake of 108 men, and qualified the number by thirds. Incidentally, many of the men in the study were smokers – a notorious risk factor for all types of heart disease.
The team found that men in the highest third of vitamin C intake had a 66 percent less chance of developing coronary heart disease than men in the lowest third. To say it another way: men who ingested higher levels of vitamin C were two-thirds more likely to avoid developing heart disease than men in the lowest third – a truly encouraging result.
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Poached Pears with Vegan Chocolate Drizzle

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The holidays are my favorite time of the year but the over-processed, sugar-laden foods that come with it are not. I was seriously craving chocolate this week and since I am staying with my parents in New Jersey, I decided to rummage through their pantry to see what I can whip up. I decided to experiment with poaching pears and topping with a vegan chocolate drizzle. These came out better then expected and super easy to make. My mother, who loves her sweets, also enjoyed eating this.
Ingredients
2 ripe pears
1 cup of water
2 tablespoons organic cocoa powder
1 teaspoon of pure maple syrup (you can add more to taste if you want, I try to limit the sugar)
2 tablespoons of organic unrefined coconut oil
1 tablespoon of raw apple cider vinegar
Spices: cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves
Sea Salt
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