The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2017, over 400,000 people will have died from the four major cancer types (lung, breast, colon/rectum, prostate) in the United States alone. It’s a sobering statistic, to say the least, enough to give any person pause—no matter their walk of life.
Whether you’ve had personal or indirect experience with this wretched and challenging disease, you likely share a sentiment common to most people: cancer is a terrible trial to be avoided at all costs. So, what can are some simple things we do on a daily basis to help prevent cancer? And in the unfortunate cases where cancer does enter our lives, what can we do to help beat the disease and move on with our lives?
Continue reading “How Your Lifestyle Can Help Prevent and Defeat Cancer”
It’s the beginning of a new year, and everyone is talking about healthy resolutions. We see it in blog posts, Instagram stories, lengthy Facebook rants—this is the year I’m going to eat better. And what a fine resolution to make! The merits of making resolutions (or the decision to publicize them on social media!) aside, we’d like to help our readers achieve better nutrition by understanding some of the ways nutrition affects everyday life. Continue reading “How Nutrition Affects Everyday Life”
The statistics are in, and they’re staggering: according to the American College of Cardiology, heart disease causes one out of every three deaths in the United States. That’s approximately 800,000 lives claimed by coronary heart disease, stroke, and heart failure every year. It’s also a sobering reminder that cardiovascular disease (CVD) is something that every person needs to pay attention to, no matter their walk of life.
The good news is that there are several simple habits and activities that have been proven by modern medical science to decrease the risk of CVD, both in the short term and long term.
Here’s a few that we recommend: Continue reading “How to Get Heart Healthy (and Stay That Way)”