colorectal cancer

What Causes Diarrhea?

Diarrhea is a digestive disorder that happens to just about everyone at some time. Loose, watery stools, cramps, bloating, and frequent bathroom trips are all common symptoms. So what causes diarrhea? There are all kinds of potential triggers; these are among the most common: Food intolerances. Lactose intolerance and other … Read More

Vegetarian and Vegan Diets Are Becoming More Mainstream

If you think you’ll be missing out on a host of nutrients if you eat vegetarian or vegan, think again: Vegetarian and vegan diets are healthful and nutritionally adequate if they are appropriately planned, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Studies show that vegetarians and vegans tend to … Read More

What Causes Prostate Cancer?

The glandular cells of the prostate play an important role in reproduction, producing the fluids that help make up semen. These tiny cells also serve as the birthplace for nearly all prostate cancers. Genes in these cells slowly mutate, leading to the formation of abnormal cells. The cells proliferate and … Read More

Brain Tumor Causes Aren’t Always Clear

You’ve been experiencing an array of symptoms, from headache and nausea to vision disturbances and concentration problems. Understanding that, among other potential disorders, a brain tumor causes these warning signs, your doctor recommends testing to identify the source of your symptoms. At this point, you probably wonder how you might … Read More

7 Health Benefits of Bananas

Apples aren’t the only fruit with the power to keep doctors away—eating a banana a day is a delicious way to boost your energy and get essential vitamins and minerals. In fact, there are more health benefits of bananas than you probably realize. Before we get into what bananas offer, … Read More

D-Limonene: Effective for Lowering Cholesterol Naturally and Much More

D-limonene, one of the most common terpenes in nature, is a major constituent in several citrus fruits— oranges, lemons, mandarins, limes and grapefruits—and provides these fruits their pleasant scent. In fact, d-limonene is often used in soaps, perfumes, lotions, and environmentally friendly household cleaning products due to its appealing aroma. … Read More

Colonoscopy: Key to Heading Off Colorectal Cancer

A recent report from the American Cancer Society (ACS) indicates that colorectal cancer rates, and the rate of death from the disease, have fallen in people age 50 and older. ACS experts conclude that the declines are probably due to increased screening for the disease. Several screening methods are available, … Read More

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