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April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review

On Nutrition: Beating cancer

By Barbara Quinn



http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | The American Cancer Society calls itself “The official sponsor of birthdays.” I like that. It reminds me of the hope we have in beating this menacing disease.

What is cancer? It’s a term used for more than 100 different diseases with one thing in common — the uncontrollable growth of abnormal cells in the body. Half of all men and one-third of women in the United States will develop cancer in their lifetimes, says the ACS.

That’s the bad news. The good news is that one of every three cases of cancer can be prevented. And some of the greatest weapons against the growth of cancer cells come from our food choices, according to a recent report from the World Cancer Research Fund. Here are some of their recommendations:

Be as lean as possible without becoming underweight. Extra weight — especially around the middle — is strongly linked to cancer … colon cancer in particular.

Be physically active for at least 30 minutes every day. Exercise helps normalize hormone levels and strengthens our immune system — both important for cancer prevention.

Stay away from sugar-sweetened drinks and eat smaller amounts of “energy-dense” food. Sugar per se does not cause cancer, but the extra poundage caused by the extra calories in these foods can be a cancer risk, say experts. What’s an “energy-dense” food? One packed with calories when compared to other foods of the same weight. For example, a 3.5-ounce apple contains 52 calories of energy. A 3.5-ounce chocolate bar contains 520 calories. Gulp.

Fill up most of your plate with plant-based foods. Vegetables and fruit contain a host of substances that protect cells in the body from damage that can lead to cancer. Whole grains, beans, nuts and other plant foods also contain fiber that keeps food moving through the digestive system and reduces the risk of some types of cancer.

Eat smaller portions of beef, pork and lamb “red meats” and try to avoid processed meats as much as possible. “Studies show we can eat up to 18 ounces a week of red meat without raising cancer risk,” says the AICR. “Research on processed meat (meats preserved by smoking, curing, or salting) shows cancer risk starts to increase with any portion.”

Other recommendations: limit alcohol to no more than 2 drinks a day for men and 1 a day for women. Go easy on salty foods. If you are a new mother, breastfeed your child exclusively for at least 6 months. And don’t go nuts with high-dose dietary supplements. The best defense against cancer, say experts, is a balanced and varied diet.

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Barbara Quinn is a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator at the Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula.



Previously:


Helping little cowpokes dodge diabetes

Confusion about Vitamin A and Calcium
Learning moderation
Energy from B-vitamins?
The optimal diet for a new baby
Hay is for horses
Questions about nitrites and nitrates
Confusing concepts
Nutrition nursery rhymes
Understanding sweeteners
Ups and downs of birthdays
Genetically modified foods
Fun with potatoes
Sugar questions
Yeast infection diet
Questions from readers
Beware of the hCG diet
Diets that work
Pregnancy advice from mom
Terminology review
Thoughts for the New Year
Reasons to have a cup of tea
What's new for 2012
Applications for healthy living
Clarifying organic terminology
Facts about type 1 diabetes
Myths and facts about diabetes
Food Still Better Than Supplements
Celiac questions


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