Carotenoids are back in the news again. These are the naturally occurring, fat-soluble pigments that provide the bright colors you see in certain plants and even animals. They are responsible for the red, yellow, and orange color of fruits and vegetables, and are also found in many dark green vegetables. Continue reading
According to the National Cancer Institute, about 16,700 new cases of esophageal cancer were diagnosed last year — and about 14,500 people died from the disease. Obviously, there’s no easy cure for this often fatal malignancy. So, as with any disease, it’s much better to prevent getting it in the first place.
Mainstream medicine pushes Big Pharma drugs called H2 blockers and proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) to calm gastro esophageal reflux disease (GERD) in hopes of preventing Barrett’s esophagus, a complication of GERD that ups the risk for esophageal cancer. But these meds are loaded with potential side effects and there’s no strong evidence they really prevent cancer.
However, a new study provides evidence Continue reading