Health Tips For You
March 15, 2007 12:50pm CST
Olive Oil May Ward Off Bowel Cancer A new report indicates that olive oil alone may protect against bowel cancer, even without other foods typical of the Mediterranean diet such as fruits and vegetables. Tip 2 - Lost Brain Cells May Cause Narcolepsy A loss of brain cells that make a special chemical may be responsible for narcolepsy, a debilitating disease that causes patients to fall asleep during the day, researchers said. The study, showed the brains of narcoleptics had up to 95 percent fewer neurons that make the chemical hypocretin than found in normal brains. These nerve cells are located in the hypothalamus and synthesize the neurotransmitter hypocretin. Scientists have linked hypocretin to narcolepsy in animals. But the cause of human narcolepsy has remained a mystery. Tip 3 - Combat Colon Cancer Though Your Diet Your secret weapon to stop colon cancer is calcium. Calcium is thought to help by binding with bile and fatty acids, which can stimulate colon cells to divide rapidly, increasing the risk of cancer-causing mutations. So, eat low-fat dairy products, green leafy vegetables, and canned salmon (with the bones) to prevent colon cancer. You should eat at least three low-fat or non-fat calcium-rich foods (such as yogurt) to reach a target of 1,000 mg a day.
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15 Mar 07
Once again you amaze me with your knowledge. I did not know that about calcium and colon cancer. I wonder if taking calcium tablets would have the same effect? I love salmon so that would be a good place for me to get calcium but am guessing you would have to eat a lot of those little bitty bones to really make a difference.
16 Mar 07
Thanks for all this helpful information. I live in Southern Europe, where olive oil is not as expensive as in other countries. I use a lot of it for salads and take a tea spoonfull of olive oil every morning. I knew Calcium is important but I had no idea to what extend. Thanks for your detailed description. Good topic. + rated.
19 Mar 07
You have such valuable information posted in your discussions keep it coming kathy. I have been very health conscious lately and trying to lead a healthier more active life and want the same for my kids. Do you have any suggestions on healthy eating that children will not turn there nose up at. It would be easy if my kids were always used to eating that way but trying to convert them has not been easy.