Vegan Diet: Health Benefits Of Being Vegan.

Being a vegan is definitely more of a lifestyle choice and a philosophy than a diet. A vegan does not eat anything that is of animal origin. Vegans will not use animal based products for clothing, or any other purpose. A person can become a vegan because of ethical reasons involving animal rights, for environmental … Continue reading Vegan Diet: Health Benefits Of Being Vegan.

Animal-Assisted Therapy: Is It Undervalued As An Alternative Treatment?

"A pet is an island of sanity in what appears to be an insane world. Friendship retains its traditional values and securities in one's relationship with one's pet. Whether a dog, cat, bird, fish, turtle, or what have you, one can rely upon the fact that one's pet will always remain a faithful, intimate, non-competitive … Continue reading Animal-Assisted Therapy: Is It Undervalued As An Alternative Treatment?

Fruits And Vegetables Linked To Lower Breast Cancer Risk.

A new study suggests women may reduce their risk for breast cancer by having a diet rich in fruits and vegetables: researchers found women whose blood carried higher levels of carotenoids, nutrient compounds found in fruits and vegetables, had a lower risk of developing the disease. The findings suggest the link is strongest for ER … Continue reading Fruits And Vegetables Linked To Lower Breast Cancer Risk.

Green Veggies Reduce The Risk Of Oral Cancer.

The risk of developing mouth cancer can be reduced by consuming cruciferous vegetables at least once a week, suggests new research published in Annals of Oncology. Prior research has indicated that women who eat plenty of cruciferous vegetables have better breast cancer survival rates, when compared to those who do not. The current research supports … Continue reading Green Veggies Reduce The Risk Of Oral Cancer.

The Great American Smokeout: A Great Day To Quit Smoking.

Each year, the third Thursday of November welcomes the Great American Smokeout to the calendar - a nationwide opportunity for those of us who want to give up smoking to find mass support. The event also provides a handy start date for anyone who has been pondering quitting but has not quite got around to … Continue reading The Great American Smokeout: A Great Day To Quit Smoking.

Why Is Smoking Bad For You?

Smoking is responsible for several diseases, such as cancer, long-term (chronic) respiratory diseases, and heart disease, as well as premature death. Over 480,000 people in the USA and 100,000 in the UK die because of smoking each year. According the US CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), $92 billion are lost each year from … Continue reading Why Is Smoking Bad For You?

How To Give Up Smoking.

"It's easy to quit smoking; I've done it hundreds of times." -- Mark Twain There are many different ways to give up smoking. Some experts advocate using pharmacological products to help wean you off nicotine, others say all you need is a good counselor and support group, or an organized program. To add to the … Continue reading How To Give Up Smoking.

Cigarette Smoking Alters the Mouth Microbiota

Smoking significantly changes the mouth's microbiome, with potential implications for tooth decay and the ability to break down toxins, according to results published in the ISME (International Society for Microbial Ecology) Journal. Cigarette smoking is the number one cause of preventable disease and mortality in the US, leading to 480,000 deaths annually, or 20% of … Continue reading Cigarette Smoking Alters the Mouth Microbiota