Studies Show Improved Well-being
Dietary Solutions Counter Disease
Chronic, systemic inflammation may be the root cause of such diseases as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, Alzheimer’s and even cancer. The right diet can help prevent illness and improve overall health.
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For some women, the thought of breast cancer elicits fears related to body image, surgery and mortality. It has likely affected every woman in this country, either through the trauma of personal experience or through another’s trials.
According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), some 207,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in U.S. women this year. Despite this staggering number, there is good news.
A recent study published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology,
Biomarkers and Prevention found that individuals who consume two or more soft drinks a week had nearly twice the risk of developing pancreatic cancer compared with those who don’t drink sodas. Pancreatic cancer is rare, but often lethal because it is seldom detected in early stages, according to the Mayo Clinic.
The Cleaning for a Reason Foundation is a nonprofit agency that offers free professional housecleaning and maid services to women currently undergoing treatment for any form of cancer. Since 2007, the Texas-based group has been connecting cancer patients in all 50 United States and in Canada with hundreds of bonded and insured services that offer free cleaning to qualified applicants.
Women seeking household cleaning help can sign up online, backed by a faxed note from their physician. Participating services can help two patients at a time with four monthly cleanings. Two to three dozen new agency partners are being added each month as word gets out and demand for the service grows.