In Your Hands: Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

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March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. According to the CDC, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Ever year, 140,000 people are diagnosed, and more than 50,000 die. And yet, if detected early enough, colorectal cancer is one of the most preventable cancers. Here’s the “In Your Hands” checklist for colorectal cancer prevention: [Read more…]

The Relationship Between Carbs and Stomach Acid

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Hydrochloric acid is produced only in the presence of proteins and is inhibited by sugars and starches. A high-carbohydrate diet significantly reduces the production of hydrochloric acid in the stomach. A lack of adequate hydrochloric acid means several major deficiencies related to digestion: [Read more…]