5 Foods to Fight Prostate Cancer

10984120_10156101919580136_8298455890552642266_nProstate cancer is one of the most common cancers in Western society and accounts for 25% of all new cancer
cases in men. Prostate cancer is not nearly as common in Eastern society. By looking at worldwide differences in cancer rates, we see that prostate cancer is related either to a) environmental factors, such as diet, or b) to the unique genetic make-up of a country’s citizens. It may be a combination of both a) and b), however the good news is that environmental factors, such as diet, can be modified. Below are 5 types of foods that have been shown to lower prostate cancer risk!

The Battle of the Milks

The interest in non-dairy milks has sky rocketed. This is for a variety of reasons. Choosing the best milk or plant-based milk can be challenging, with the wide variety of options on the market. While all types of milk are equivalent when it comes to calcium and vitamin D, let me help you compare their nutritional content and outline their respective controversies.

A Critical look at Natural, Hormone and Antibiotic Claims

Confused with claims such as natural, hormone-free, antibiotic-free? You’re not the only one. The food industry has been increasingly using such claims as a marketing strategy to a health & animal-welfare concerned audience. Let’s look into the quality of the standards surrounding the usage of these claims established by The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).  Then there’s the big question – am I making a healthier choice by choosing a product with these claims?

The Alkaline Diet – The pH Miracle?

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Hollywood loves this diet. Otherwise known as the alkaline ash diet or alkaline acid diet – it is claimed that it can help you lose weight and avoid conditions like arthritis and cancer. The theory is that some foods, like meat, wheat, refined sugar, and processed foods, cause your body to produce acid, which is bad for you. Is there truth to this?

Soy What?

Should you avoid eating soy-based foods?
Do they increase your risk for cancer?
How much is safe?

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These are all questions I’ve gotten over the course of my nutrition classes that I run for cancer patients. It is also something I’ve wondered about for myself. As a vegetarian, I often look to soy as an alternative source of protein.