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Which Vitamins and Supplements Should I Take?

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If you're like most consumers, you probably have a pantry full of vitamins and supplements.  Some have been there for years.  You may have even forgotten what they were reported to help.  Maybe you ordered them online after watching Dr. Oz, or maybe you read about them in a magazine and thought you should try them, too.

The reality is, supplements are a $37 billion industry which reels you in ... hook, line, and sinker.  Marketing gimmicks like "get ripped quick" or "drop those excess pounds" sound very enticing.  Other supplements are manufactured to help with different ailments or deficiencies.  If you simply google a condition "and supplements" (ex. "rheumatoid arthritis and supplements"),  you'll get millions of results.  You can find a "cure" for just about anything.

So which supplements do you really need to take?  Well, if you really have a medical condition, you may look into selective supplementation that compliments…

360 Health

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I've recently finished writing my first book titled 360 Health:  Your Guide to Cancer Prevention, Healing Foods, & Total Body Wellness.  I was inspired to write the book after working in a hospital and caring for many individuals who suffered from the effects of cancer.  Cancer also hit close to home this past year when, sadly, my mother-in-law passed away from the disease.

I've always been interested in nutrition and food's effects on the body.  On my quest to find the best "diet" and to learn about food sources that nourish and sustain us, I discovered the concept of "anti-angiogenic" foods.  These foods can literally stop cancer growth from occurring.  They inhibit blood vessel formation to tumors or potentially cancerous cells.  When eaten in conjunction with an overall anti-inflammatory diet, anti-angiogenic foods can heal us and prolong our lives.

A large part of health is nutrition.  However, other factors play in to our overall wellness. …

Anti-angiogenic Foods

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Did you know that some foods can stop cancer dead in its tracks?  These foods are anti-angiogenic. This means they prevent blood vessel formation to cancerous cells such that tumors cannot thrive.

Dr. William Li, an international expert in health and the founder of the Angiogenesis Foundation explains that certain foods can turn off the switch to cancer.  He says, “Mother nature has laced a large number of foods, beverages and herbs with naturally occurring inhibitors of angiogenesis.”

The following is a list of cancer-fighting, anti-angiogenic foods:
Fruits:  red grapes, berries, cherries, citrus, apples, pineapple, pumpkinVegetables: kale, bok choy, artichokes, parsley, tomatoes, garlic, maitake mushrooms, soybeansSpices/Herbs: turmeric, nutmeg, lavender, ginseng, cinnamon, licoriceBeverages:  red wine, green teaOils: olive oil, grape seed oilSeafood: tuna, sea cucumberDessert:  dark chocolate
There are a host of other anti-inflammatory foods, like most fruits and vegetables, which…