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.

The WellBe Health Research & Wellness News Wrap-Up: April 2022

The WellBe Health Research & Wellness News Wrap-Up: April 2022

Welcome to the first health research and wellness news wrap-up of 2022, and the first one since Adrienne got back from maternity leave!  When we began the year, it seemed like Covid was mostly in the rearview mirror, but then Omicron swept through the country and turned everything upside down. So needless to say, there’s some Covid coverage in the mix in this wrap-up — but also tons of other important pieces of health research and articles about wellness.
The 4 Worst Things to Put In Your Coffee + Healthy Coffee Creamer Alternatives

The 4 Worst Things to Put In Your Coffee + Healthy Coffee Creamer Alternatives

Now that you’ve learned why conventional coffee may not be very good for you, (you watched our video, right?), we’re taking a look at the common stuff people put in coffee. Unfortunately, most of the super convenient stuff (i.e. powdered creamer, coffee pods, fake sugar packets, whatever milk is on the counter) aren’t the healthiest and could affect your body in unexpected ways, like messing with your hormones. Watch the video for WellBe’s suggestions for healthier swaps and the ideal coffee order.
What’s A Thermography Scan? Tammy Kohlschmidt Explains Infrared Thermography

What’s A Thermography Scan? Tammy Kohlschmidt Explains Infrared Thermography

Thermography, or digital infrared thermal imaging, is a screening method which catches dysfunctions before they becomes symptoms, Tammy Kohlschmidt, a certified clinical thermographer at Thermography for Health New York in New York City, tells WellBe. By taking images that show body temperature and blood flow and looking for abnormal variations, clinicians can help screen for disease. Though thermography and mammograms are both assessment tools (meaning they’re not diagnostic), thermography is not a replacement for mammograms and shouldn’t be solely used to diagnose breast cancer, according to the Food and Drug Administration.
Is Grilling Healthy? It depends. The WellBe Guide to Safe Grilling

Is Grilling Healthy? It depends. 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.
Non-toxic Sunscreen Guide: Sunscreen Ingredients to Avoid and Natural Sunscreen Alternatives

Non-toxic Sunscreen Guide: Sunscreen Ingredients to Avoid and Natural Sunscreen Alternatives

There’s perhaps no piece of health (or life) advice more universally accepted than “wear sunscreen.” And yet, it’s actually a whole lot more complicated than that. Sure, sunscreen helps shield you against skin cancer and other harmful effects of the sun, but the truth is that not all sunscreens are created equal — and some might be seriously harmful to your health. In our newest video guide, WellBe investigates.