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Everything you need to know about Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts look and taste somewhat similar to cabbage, but are slightly mild in flavor and denser in texture.They are a good source of potassium, vitamin A, C, K, and B6, folate, fiber, antioxidants, phenolic compounds, flavonoids, carotenoids, chlorophyll and a rich source of sulfur-containing glucosinolates. Read this bulletin to gain insight on everything you need to know about Brussel Sprouts and two delicious yet healthy recipes!

Avoiding the Dangers of Lead in Toys

Recent reports have rising concerns about some imported toys, antique or collectible toys, and toy jewelry that have been found to be contaminated with lead. The current federal law limit for the amount of total lead allowed in most new products for children 12 and younger is 100ppm (parts per million). Read this bulletin to learn ways you can avoid the dangers of lead in toys and what to do if you encounter a toy that is contaminated.

Cancer Vaccine Showing Promising Future

Finding a cancer vaccine has proven to be a difficult feat to accomplish. Researchers have been studying cancer for decades, but have yet to develop a vaccine. However, in a recent study, a team of researchers were able to create a cancer vaccine that could potentially eliminate and protect against certain cancers. The researchers were able to identify certain antigens that exist on cancer tumors and developed a vaccination based on their findings.

Uplifting Someone With Cancer This Holiday Season

The holidays can be a difficult time for those undergoing cancer treatment. It is important that during this time, we encourage and uplift those who need it the most to make this holiday season a memorable one.

Can Eating Walnuts Improve your Mood?

Walnuts are high in omega 3, calcium, magnesium, iron, vitamin E, folate, melatonin, antioxidants, polyphenols, and substances found to reduce risk of prostate cancer, breast cancer and support the immune system. Read this bulletin to learn more about the benefits of eating walnuts not only for your mood, but for your overall health.

Calcium 101

Calcium is a mineral that is essential to the human body during every stage in life. Not only is it vital to build and maintain our bones strong, but also for our overall health. This article will answer most of your frequently asked questions regarding calcium and its benefits.

Gut Bacteria and the Body’s Response to Cancer Drugs

According to a few new studies, an individual's gut bacteria can play an important role in how the body response to certain immunotherapy drugs. These studies were published in Science and claim that "good" bacteria responds well to the PD-1 inhibitors, while "bad' bacteria doesn't respond at all. PD-1 inhibitors are a type of immunotherapy. The current research is promising. However, to be proactive in helping patients combat cancer and help the body respond to cancer drugs, further clinical research and trials must be conducted.

Can Aspirin Help Treat or Prevent Cancer?

Preventing and reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke by taking low dose aspirin has proven to be effective. However, more recent studies are showing the benefits of low dose aspirin in the treatment and prevention of certain cancers.

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