Blogs on various topics
Doctors and nurses need to ‘bust the myth’ that cancer patients should simply rest to recover. The new ‘wonder drug’ for cancer patients is exercise. A charity in the UK, The Macmillan Cancer Support, cites research that found that people who took regular exercise had:
about 40% lower risk of breast cancer returning
about 50% lower risk of colon cancer returning or dying of colorectal cancer
about 30% lower risk of men dying from prostate cancer
Milk has long been a regular food staple for many cultures, often described as nature’s most wholesome food. It provides a unique blend of protein, magnesium, potassium not to mention vitamin D and calcium required for bones. Where would breakfast cereal be without it?
Lately milk’s health properties have come into question. Some people fear it will make them gain weight, while a few have claimed it can cause diseases ranging from osteoporosis to Alzheimer’s to cancer. So is milk bad for you?
What do you think is the biggest risk factor for breast cancer in this 65-year old woman?
She has gained about 25 pounds since she was 18 years old.
She drinks 2 glasses of wine a day.
She is on hormone replacement therapy.
If you said hormone replacement therapy, you’d be wrong. In fact, the hormones, alcohol consumption and weight gain all increase her risk by about the same amount. But the media have positioned hormones as the worst thing women can do for their health (the biggest risk in this scenario is her age, but more on that later).
While we’re NOT promoting “hormones for all”, we think it’s important for women to know that questions are arising about the way hormones have been portrayed in the media and that women are suffering because of it.