Are you like the many women I know who throw off their bras immediately upon arriving home? It’s freeing and infinitely more comfortable to be braless. And there is a growing body of evidence showing that, beyond being uncomfortable, consistent bra use may have a negative impact on our health.
Link Between Bra Use and Breast Cancer Risk
Results from several studies indicate that there may be a link between regular bra use and breast cancer risk.
One of the earliest studies was conducted by medical anthropologists Syndey Singer and Soma Grismaijer. The researchers conducted a study of over 4000 women and compared breast cancer risk as a function of frequency and duration of bra use. One of the most well-cited findings from their research indicate a strong relationship between bra use and breast cancer . Then found that: (more…)
6 Ways Broccoli Sprouts Can Improve Your Health and Help You Live Longer (and How to Easily Grow Them at Home)
Broccoli Sprouts Have Impressive Health Benefits Numerous studies support the profound positive health effects of consuming cruciferous vegetables. These benefits are partly due to compounds unique to cruciferous vegetables that have impressive effects on the body. These compounds, such as sulforaphane, have benefits for just […]
What is Moringa?
Moringa oleifera is currently enjoying a bit of a spotlight moment in the superfood world, and deservedly so. In the world of superfoods, moringa deserves a top spot. It has been a staple of traditional medicine for over 4,000 years, and Ayurvedic medicine credits it with the prevention and treatment of close to 300 diseases. Moringa, also called the drumstick tree and the miracle tree, is an extremely nutrient-dense plant native to South Asia. It is also cultivated throughout the tropics.
Moringa is anti-inflammatory, extremely nutrient dense, full of antioxidants, and can help to improve health and prevent disease. In many parts of the world, it is used to treat joint pain, cancer, anemia, heart problems, headache, diabetes, digestive issues, asthma, high blood pressure, kidney stones, thyroid disorders, and bacterial, fungal, parasitic, and viral infections. (more…)
Longer telomeres mean a healthier and longer life. So it behooves us to engage in activities and behaviors that protect our telomeres and consequently help us to avoid cancer, heart disease, and other age-related illnesses (for more information about what telomeres are and why they’re important, […]
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