Can Cashews Reduce Bad Cholesterol?

In prior Lifestyle Medicine Updates, I explained that almonds have been shown to lower the bad cholesterol (LDL-cholesterol) and raise the good cholesterol (HDL-cholesterol) and that walnut consumption is linked to reduced risk of heart disease and cancer.  Today, I am citing a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in May of […]

How Reishi Mushroom Extract Improve Immune System?

Table of Contents Introduction Reishi mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum) is called “the mushroom of immortality” in China and has been used in Oriental Medicine for over 2,000 years. (1,2) In recent years its reishi mushroom extract has been the subject of intensive research regarding their apparent ability to help prevent or treat many diseases. Such as […]

Helping Your Patients Acquire Sufficient Soy Isoflavones

Table of Contents Introduction World-wide statistics indicate that Japan enjoys a 75% decreased incidence of breast cancer and an 80% decreased incidence of prostate cancer compared to the United States, Canada and many other developed countries. Many epidemiological studies suggest that much of the variation in breast and prostate cancer incidence between Asian countries and […]

How Indole-3-Carbinol Content Reduces Cancer Risk

Table of Contents Introduction There is a growing awareness among health practitioners and the general public about the importance of nutrition and supplementation in the prevention of cancer and other degenerative diseases. A great deal of this attention has focused on various protective nutrients such as antioxidants, various flavonoids, soy isoflavones and dietary fiber. One […]