Eating Processed Meats May Increase Your Risk of Cancer

Eating Processed Meats May Increase Your Risk of Cancer

Tufts University analyzed hundreds of studies and reports that eating processed meats may increase your risk of cancer. The World Health Organization (WHO) classified meat as a carcinogen (causes cancer) back in 2015. Now, scientific studies are showing compelling evidence that eating processed meats can increase your risk of colorectal and breast cancer. Why Is…

The Herbal Drug Kratom Has Been Linked to Almost 100 Deaths

The Herbal Drug Kratom Has Been Linked to Almost 100 Deaths

The over-the-counter herbal drug Kratom found itself in the headlines once again in April 2019. It was linked to a nationwide salmonella outbreak in 2018 and caused 91 overdose deaths between July 2016 and December 2017, according to the CDC. Though this may sound like a low number, it’s important to compare it to the…

Researchers say new blood test can detect cancer in 10 minutes

Researchers say new blood test can detect cancer in 10 minutes

Researchers in Australia have created a simple test for detecting cancer anywhere in the body. This could be ground-breaking, some say it has the potential to be a medical ‘gamer-changer’. And the best part? It only takes 10 minutes. How Does The Test Work? Cancer changes the DNA of healthy cells and will form a…

9 Students Hospitalized After Mistaking Edibles for Candy

9 Students Hospitalized After Mistaking Edibles for Candy

Nine students in Florida were hospitalized after eating candy that was infused with marijuana after a student accidentally brought THC-laced candy to school. The packaging of THC candy and regular candy closely resemble one another. The children in question were between the ages of 10 and 12 and were sent to the ER for stomach…

Bargain Shoppers Beware of Mercury In Cremes, and Feces in Cosmetics

Bargain Shoppers Beware of Mercury In Cremes, and Feces in Cosmetics

Bargain shoppers beware – you get what you pay for. With next to no regulation or oversight, beauty product companies can throw the cheapest ingredients possible into their products to maximize profit. The products could include dangerous ingredients or manufacturing byproducts – and no one is ensuring their safety. What Dangerous Ingredients Are We Talking…

New Blood Test Detects Brain Tumors With 87% Accuracy

New Blood Test Detects Brain Tumors With 87% Accuracy

A cutting-edge study coming out of the United Kingdom shows a new blood test can detect brain cancer using artificial intelligence (AI). The study included 104 patients and the test was able to successfully detect brain cancer 87% of the time. Will This New Test Help Save People With Brain Tumors? In my opinion, yes,…

Are There Long-Term Benefits of Delaying Kindergarten?
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Are There Long-Term Benefits of Delaying Kindergarten?

Does ‘Redshirting’ Really Help Kids Excel? A Personal Note: Many of my patients and friends make the decision to slightly delay their child’s entry into kindergarten. Many believe their child needs the extra time to grow and mature before beginning the rigors of formal education.  “Redshirting” – a name once reserved for college athletes delaying…

Health Benefits of Nutritional Yeast

Health Benefits of Nutritional Yeast

Nutritional yeast is the same species of yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, used to make beer, bread, or kombucha. Nutritional yeast is inactive. Nutritional yeast is made by growing S. cerevisiae on a sugar-rich molasses medium. Then, it is deactivated with heat, washed, pasteurized, dried, and crumbled. Excellent Source of Vitamin B-12 Vitamin B-12 is crucial for…