by Dr. James Meschino on 6 July 2020 in Cardiovascular disease, Cancer, Alzhimers

At the April 2017 meeting of the American Academy of Neurology, a research paper was presented that suggests a link between the intake of certain types of fish, their mercury content, and the increased risk for Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS). The study included 294 individuals with ALS and 224 individuals without ALS.(Study on fish intake and its link to increased ...

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by Dr. James Meschino on 29 June 2020 in Cancer

The research I am citing today was published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal on February 21, 2017. The review paper examined whether or not lifestyle modification has an impact on the recurrence of breast cancer and overall survival rates of women who have been treated for breast cancer. The results are quite encouraging and empowering, and very much reinforce ...

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by Dr. James Meschino on 22 June 2020 in Weight Loss, Cardiovascular disease, Cancer

The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) periodically publishes data briefs, which provide statistics on current public health topics. One such brief includes mortality data in the United States for the year 2015. A total of 2,712,630 deaths were registered in the United States in 2015. The 10 leading causes of death (heart disease, cancer, chronic lower respiratory diseases, unintended ...

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by Dr. James Meschino on 8 June 2020 in Vitamin, Cancer

I want to bring forward a study today, published by the American Thoracic Society. The study showed that smokers who had higher vitamin D blood levels showed better lung function over a 20-year period, compared to smokers who have lower vitamin D blood levels.(Review on various studies supporting vitamin D for protecting lung function in smokers)I want to bring forward ...

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by Dr. James Meschino on 25 May 2020 in Diabetes, Cardiovascular disease, Cancer

I want to introduce you to a group of medical doctors for whom I have great respect. They are known as The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. The are leading a revolution in medicine—putting a new focus on health and compassion. The Physicians Committee combines the clout and expertise of more than 12,000 physicians with the dedicated actions of 150,000 ...

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by Dr. James Meschino on 6 April 2020 in Cancer

The research I’m citing today was published in the journal, Biomedical Sciences – Cancer Research, in November, 2016. The study involved a review of all available studies (a meta-analysis) looking at the link between alcohol consumption and prostate cancer in human studies. Over the years, studies, such as the Harvard Alumni Study, and other studies, have suggested that alcohol consumption ...

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by Dr. James Meschino on 17 February 2020 in Cholesterol, Cancer

I want to bring your attention to an important group of food-based nutrients that demonstrate important anti-cancer properties.These nutrients are known as Protease Inhibitors. There is a very powerful and well researched protease inhibitor found in soy beans and soy productsSource: Journal Nutrition and Cancer 2012Nutrition / Natural Medicine Update (September 27, 2016)I want to bring your attention to an ...

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by Dr. James Meschino on 10 February 2020 in Diabetes, Cardiovascular disease, Cancer

By now, we have all heard that extra virgin olive oil is the vegetable oil of choice when it comes to health promotion. Extra virgin olive oil contains the monounsaturated fat known as oleic acid, along with a number of phenolic compounds, which have antioxidant and anticancer properties.Source: Journal Nutrition & Diabetes 2015: Journal of the American Medical Association, 2015Nutrition ...

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by Dr. James Meschino on 3 February 2020 in Cancer

I’m not a big fan of drinking fruit juices or even vegetable juices that are sweet, like carrot juice. It’s much better to eat the fruit than to drink the juice, as pure fruit juice is a concentrated source of simple carbohydrates that will spike your blood sugar, and often contribute to weight gain.  Source: International Journal of Molecular Sciences ...

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by Dr. James Meschino on 27 January 2020 in Diabetes, Cancer

In a recent Lifestyle Medicine Update video, I explained the relationship between caffeine, sleep and performance. Essentially, I reviewed how moderate amounts of caffeine have been shown to sustain alertness and performance in a sleep propensity state (feeling that sleep is required). Nutrition / Natural Medicine Update   In a recent Lifestyle Medicine Update video, I explained the relationship between caffeine, ...

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