Two Simple Ways to Reduce Your Prostate Cancer Risk in 2016

PCAP Founder Robert Warren Hess Why Losing 10 Pounds is One of My Key Anti-Cancer Goals for 2016 January is the month we all make New Year’s resolutions that are important to us. If you are a prostate cancer survivor, or a cancer survivor of any type, modifying your health habits can have a profound effect on your cancer outcome and your quality of life. American Cancer Society research shows that fully one third of all cancers are related to poor eating habits and lack of exercise. I started riding my bicycle again right after my treatment for prostate cancer in May 2003, and bicycling has been a key element of my personal cancer battle plan every since. Since my treatment in May of 2003, I have risen 27,318.28 miles, more than once around the world at the equator, and climbed almost 600,000 vertical feet. This equates to 1,238,428 calories burned, or 353.84 pounds of fat. The results? I dropped from 165 lb. to an almost optimal weight of 150 lb., felt better, slept better, and earned two Southern California state cycling championships in track riding at the velodrome. More importantly, my PSA stayed in the .02 – .06 range for that entire period. Bad Luck […] read more

We the People Say Yes to GMO Labeling

Countries with GMO labeling vs without Do you want to know what you are actually eating? Do you care if your food has been genetically modified? Well, you are not alone. According to a recent article, 91% of Americans support GMO labeling.  Unlike America and Canada, sixty four other countries have labeling requirements. A Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) is an organism whose genome has been altered by the techniques of genetic engineering so that its DNA contains one or more genes not normally found there. A high percentage of food crops, such as corn and soybeans, are genetically modified.* GMOs have been around for a while. The first product that was granted a license for human consumption was a tomato that was designed to resist softening in 1994. Unfortunately, anti-GMO labeling campaigns have not had the funding to cause any drastic changes yet. Check out this informative article at prevention.com. *reference from dictionary.com read more

15 Healthy Italian Pasta Meals

Weight Watchers Recipe: Bowtie Pasta with Sausage and Escarole Are you craving pasta but looking for a lower-calorie experience? A recent Shape.com post shares 15 low-calorie pasta recipes for a healthy Italian dinner. The recipes use an assortment of tasty pastas. Several recipes also include vegetables, chicken broth and hot turkey sausage. It that sounds good to you – check them out here. Let us know if you’re planning to try any of the recipes in the comments below. read more

20 Common Items to Trash for a Healthier You

red trash can Do you have a habit of holding on to things until it’s completely gone; even in some cases, you may have had it for years. I’m guilty! I try to get my ‘money’s worth’ with each item I purchase. Unfortunately, did you know that this mindset may be affecting your health. Yes, continuing to use common items like old running shoes, frayed toothbrushes, and old contact lenses’ cases can cause your body harm. A recent post from health.com shares the reasons you should trash these items. For example, according to the article, “When shoes wear down, they lose their cushioning and are less capable of absorbing the impact of your foot landing with each step, so more force is transmitted to muscles, bones, and tendons, putting you at risk for injuries.” Also, toothbrushes generally become worn out after 2 months of regular use and are less effective at cleaning teeth and fighting off decay. So, it’s time to buy a new one. It also goes a little deeper to include a few practices such as not get rid of your clutter, keeping leftovers for an extended period of time and overusing smartphones. You can read the complete list here. It’s […] read more