These articles are all related to, or touch on, the subject of cancer. Cancer is a category of diseases in which abnormal cell growth damages the body and often spreads from one area to another. If these abnormal cells aren’t contained, they can interfere with essential bodily functions, often leading to death. Cancer is the second leading cause of death among Americans, according to the CDC.
There are many different types of cancer, and each has a different risk profile. Some are relatively easy to treat, others are quite lethal; some are tragically common, others are very rare. A person’s risk of developing cancer is influenced by many factors, including sex, race, genetics, and age, but lifestyle also plays a massive role. Lifestyle choices like what you eat, how much you exercise, whether or not you smoke, and what kind of products you use can often determine whether or not a person develops cancer.
Read these articles to learn more about what choices and lifestyle factors influence cancer risk and what you can best do to protect yourself, as well as read stories of people who have used integrative and holistic approaches to overcome cancer diagnoses.
Filmmaker Kelly Noonan Gores on Healing Illness with Your Mind
Kelly Noonan Gores, director of the eye-opening documentary "Heal," sat down with Adrienne to talk about her film, the natural power of the body and mind, and how it all fits into Western medicine.
Does Buying Organic Coffee Beans Really Matter?
Don’t worry, we’re not going to ask you give up coffee. Rather, instead of making it a mindless, swing-by-the-coffee-shop-in-a-blur-on-the-way-to-work thing, take a minute to think about what’s in that cup. Conventional coffee beans are usually produced with pesticides, which may be linked to food allergies and obesity, among other things. Go organic, instead.
Guide to Inflammation: Chronic Inflammation Symptoms and How to Reduce them Naturally
We hear a lot about “inflammation” nowadays, but what does it really mean?
Dr. Jay Goodbinder on How Epigenetics Impact Your Genetic Disposition
Dr. Jay Goodbinder is a board-certified chiropractic internist — but that title doesn’t exactly capture the topic to which he’s devoted his life and career: epigenetics. Through his own personal health journey and his subsequent education, he became one of the foremost experts on epigenetics, founding The Epigenetics Healing Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Read on to hear his insights on this fascinating area of study, including what epigenetic factors impact your health, how lifestyle can overcome genetic disposition, what you need to understand about something called “gene methylation,” and more.
5 Types of Over the Counter Medication to Avoid
All prescription and OTC meds have side effects. But which ones are the worst offenders? You might be surprised to learn some of the serious and long-term health risks associated with the most common medications.
The WellBe Organic Salon Guide: How to Find Non-Toxic Hair Dye and Protect Yourself from Harmful Chemicals at the Salon
Over 75% of American women color their hair — but how many of them know about the harmful color in those hair dyes? In the WellBe Guide to organic hair salons and natural hair color, we look at the risks of coloring your hair, and how to do it safely.
What’s the Best Water Filter System Based on Where You Live?
In July 2017, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) published their database of pollutants found in American tap water. By entering your zip code, you can research what contaminants have been found in public water systems. So now what? We looked through the EWG’s water filter guide to find some products that are certified to filter out contaminants found in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York City.
Is Grilling Healthy or Safe? The WellBe Guide to Safe Grilling
Nothing says innocent summer fun like throwing some meat on the grill and eating al fresco with friends and family. The only thing is — grilling isn’t actually so innocent after all. Yep, like that mosquito that keeps landing on your fruit salad, we’re here to put damper on your next summer bbq with some news about the serious health risks of grilling. But unlike that annoying mosquito, we’re going to make it better in the end, with smart tips to help you stay safe while still enjoying all the fun and deliciousness of grilling season.
Britt Martin on Using Seed Cycling to Heal Amenorrhea
Britt Martin, founder of FoodPeriod, shares her health journey and how she used seed cycling to reverse her amenorrhea.