Archives by Tag 'free radical'

Selenium

Vital antioxidant, especially when combined with Vitamin E. Protects the immune system by preventing the formation of free radicals that can damage the body. It is a trace mineral that is essential to good health but required only in small amounts. It is taken into the body in water and foods. The content of selenium [...]

Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among Australian women, accounting for 28% of all cancer diagnoses in 2006. By 2015, the number of new breast cancer cases among women is projected to be 22% higher than in 2006. Due to hormonal changes a woman’s breasts feel swollen, painful or tender at different times in [...]

Skin Cancer

Melanin is a pigment produced by the skin cells in the top layer of skin. Tanning of skin is the result of more melanin production due to exposure of skin to uv radiation. This is not the sign of healthy skin but rather the skin cells being in trauma. Tanning can contribute to DNA damage, [...]

Cancer

The next big health scare is cancer. Cancer develops in adults over decades; it is a result of small changes over a long period of time. Unfortunately by the time it was diagnosed it is too late to do anything to fix it. As we discussed in  Free Radicals, when your body produces more free [...]

Root cause of inflammation

If heart disease and aging of arteries are the cause of low-grade inflammation over a prolonged period of time, then it is up to us to try avoiding those things that cause that inflammation. Dr. Ross listed several different causes of inflammation of our arteries in his review article found in the New England Journal [...]