Eating Soy Improves Health in Some Breast Cancers

There has been conflicting advice about whether or not eating soy and soy isoflavones is harmful if you’re at risk or have had breast cancer. New research has shown a positive effect on the health in those with some types of breast cancer with the regular consumption of soy.

Is Soy Safe? - Plant Based Dietitian

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An epidemiological analysis of data from more than 6,000 American and Canadian women with breast cancer finds that post-diagnosis consumption of foods containing isoflavones — estrogen-like compounds primarily found in soy food — is associated with a 21 percent decrease in all-cause mortality. This decrease was seen only in women with hormone-receptor-negative tumors, and in women who were not treated with endocrine therapy such as tamoxifen. [Read more…]

Do You Have a Sense of Purpose?

Long LifeHaving a sense of purpose in life gives you focus and direction. It is tremendously fulfilling to awaken each morning knowing where you are headed. Especially rewarding is when that purpose helps others, right?

Now there is research that shows that fulfilling your purpose can help you live longer!

Feeling that you have a sense of purpose in life may help you live longer, no matter what your age, according to research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. [Read more…]

New Study Results for Healthier and Longer Life!

Fruit ParfaitA recent study from the University College of London, shows significantly that eating 7 or more servings of vegetables and fruit each day reduces your risk of dying of disease by 42%. This is great news for those who love your veggies, salads and fruit bowls. Seven servings, usually consisting of 1/2 cup of each, can be daunting for someone who considers popcorn at the movies meeting their daily requirement. But if you want to stay healthy and live a long life, then we need to look for some creative ways to get all those vegetables and fruits in.

“This is the first study to link fruit and vegetable consumption with all-cause, cancer and heart disease deaths in a nationally-representative population, the first to quantify health benefits per-portion, and the first to identify the types of fruit and vegetable with the most benefit. [Read more…]

Eat Nuts to Live Longer?

We’ve all heard that nuts are good for us. A handful a day, as a snack or on a salad, is a great way to add healthy fats to our diet. Now, a new study has shown that eating nuts – peanuts (a legume, grown underground) or tree nuts (such as almonds, or walnuts) – are equally as good for you, and have additional health benefits.

“In the largest study of its kind, people who ate a daily handful of nuts were 20 percent less likely to die from any cause over a 30-year period than were those who didn’t consume nuts, say scientists from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and the Harvard School of Public Health.” (From Science Daily)

From ANY cause? That’s pretty significant. Like magical little beans! [Read more…]

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