Category Archives: Cancer

AskNadia: Is Soy Bad for Me?

Dear Nadia, I have decided to start replacing some of my protein meals with soy. Is soy bad for me? Janet Portland Oregon Dear Janet, Plant-based foods are good for lowering your cholesterol and believe to have some benefits to a healthy heart in addition to strengthening bones. This is good news for people with … Continue reading AskNadia: Is Soy Bad for Me?

AskNadia: Type 1 Eating Broccoli With Mustard to Prevent Cancer

Dear Nadia, I am a type 1 of 30 years with concerns about cancer and diabetes. I started eating mustard powder on steam broccoli because it blocks cancer. Have you come across any research that contradicts this theory? Maryland Dear Maryland: Science research has proven what we eat does make a difference in our overall … Continue reading AskNadia: Type 1 Eating Broccoli With Mustard to Prevent Cancer

AskNadia: Are the Nitrates in My Low Carb Diet Bad

Dear Nadia, I am on a low carb diet for my diabetes. My blood sugars are good, but I worry about the nitrates in the meat? Sylvia PA Dear Sylvia, The nitrate food additive is of great concern to many people. To make this issue more complex, you should know that nitrates are not unique … Continue reading AskNadia: Are the Nitrates in My Low Carb Diet Bad

Diabetes Health in the News Podcast: Weight Gain & Alcohol Raise Stomach Cancer Risk

A report was released by the American Institute for Cancer Research along with the World Cancer Fund, which identified that excess weight could raise a person’s risk of developing stomach cancer. Alcohol and processed meat consumption – including ham, and hot dogs – are also thought to increase cancer risk. The review also concluded that … Continue reading Diabetes Health in the News Podcast: Weight Gain & Alcohol Raise Stomach Cancer Risk

Metformin May Increase Cancer Risk In Smokers By Brenda Neugent

The diabetes drug metformin may also lower the risk of lung cancer – but only for those who don’t smoke. Smokers, on the other hand, saw an increased risk of lung cancer while taking metformin, which helps control blood sugar levels in diabetes by suppressing the production of glucose by the liver. “Our results suggest … Continue reading Metformin May Increase Cancer Risk In Smokers By Brenda Neugent

Those with diabetes are more likely to develop head and neck cancers, research shows

While experts have long noted that those with diabetes have a higher risk of heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular issues, a new study shows the risk of head and neck cancers is also higher for diabetics. Head and neck cancers are classified as cancer that arises in the nasal cavity, sinuses, lips, mouth, salivary … Continue reading Those with diabetes are more likely to develop head and neck cancers, research shows

12th Q&A With Dr. Bernstein

Can Januvia Trigger Cancer Symptoms? I have been a type 2 diabetic for more than 10 years, and have been on Januvia for about half that time (previously Avandia). I recently read a Dr. Mercola piece where he said that Januvia may trigger some type of cancer symptoms because of how it impairs the bodies … Continue reading 12th Q&A With Dr. Bernstein

TIR-199: Potential New Heavy Weapon Against Kidney Cancer

Researchers in California may have taken a big step in the fight to end renal cancer. Chemists at the University of California, Riverside, have developed a compound they’ve named TIR-199 that exclusively targets and inhibits the activity of kidney cancer cells. The development was announced in February at a lecture given by chemistry professor Michael … Continue reading TIR-199: Potential New Heavy Weapon Against Kidney Cancer

Diabetes and Cancer Together: Which Disease to Address First?

You’re a person with diabetes who has just learned that you’ve been diagnosed with cancer. Which disease should take precedence in your life? If you are like most people who have been in that situation, you are more likely to pay full attention to addressing your cancer. Your reasoning seems logical: Cancer, left untreated, can … Continue reading Diabetes and Cancer Together: Which Disease to Address First?