A Recipe for Longevity

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<p>(<a href=NewsUSA) – When Oprah Winfrey recently visited me as part of a show devoted to longevity, she asked how I stay healthy and energetic at 86 years old. My secret: a fish-vegetarian diet that includes large quantities of fruits and vegetables, plus an hour of daily exercise.

Even though I am Chairman and Owner of Dole Food Company, I do most of my own grocery shopping, loading up on the 30 to 40 different kinds of fruit and vegetables I eat each week — just a few of which are listed on the chart.

This chart is the kind of information we publish through the Dole Nutrition Institute. To join the 2.5 million subscribers who enjoy the Dole Nutrition News, sign up at www.dolenutrition.com. We report on the latest academic findings, particularly those coming out of our new North Carolina Research Campus.

This is the only campus in the world encompassing eight universities all working together for the benefit of health and longevity. We’ve gathered a comprehensive array of famous scientists and scientific equipment under one roof, including a two-story, 8-ton superconducting magnet that is the only one of its kind in the world.

We are studying all the compounds of every fruit and vegetable as well as the causes of disease in order to help feed the world with knowledge on how to lead healthier, more vital lives.


The Healthiest Foods on Earth

* Banana – Increases fat burning; lowers risk of colorectal and kidney cancer, leukemia; reduces asthma symptoms in children.

* Pineapple – Speeds post-surgery healing; promotes joint health; supports colon health.

* Blueberries – Restore antioxidant levels; reverse
age-related brain decline; prevent urinary tract infection.

* Spinach – Helps maintain mental sharpness; reduces the risk of cancers of the liver, ovaries, colon and prostate; top nutrient density.

* Red Bell Pepper – Reduces risk of lung, prostate, ovarian and cervical cancer; protects against sunburn; promotes heart health.

* Broccoli – Reduces diabetic damage; lowers risk of
prostate, bladder, colon, pancreatic, gastric and breast cancer; protects the brain in event of injury

* Apple – Supports immunity; fights lung and prostate cancer; lowers Alzheimer’s risk.

* Butternut Squash – Supports night vision; combats wrinkles; promotes heart health.

* Carrot – Antioxidants defend DNA; fights cataracts;
protects against some cancers.

* Cauliflower – Stimulates detoxification; suppresses breast cancer cell growth; defends against prostate cancer.

* Cabbage – Promotes healthy blood clotting; reduces risk of prostate, colon, breast and ovarian cancers; activates the body’s natural detoxification systems.

* Kale – Counters harmful estrogens that can feed cancer; protects eyes against sun damage and cataracts; increases bone density.

* Kiwi – Combats wrinkles; lowers blood clot risk and
reduces blood lipids; counters constipation.

* Mushrooms – Promote natural detoxification; reduce
the risk of colon and prostate cancer; lower blood pressure.

* Strawberries – Protect against Alzheimer’s; reduce “bad” cholesterol; suppress growth of colon, prostate and
oral cancer.

* Sweet Potato – Reduces stroke risk; lowers cancer risk; protects against blindness.

Screening is Key to Preventing Colorectal Cancer

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<p>(<a href=NewsUSA) – Colorectal cancer is the number-two cancer killer in the U.S. Unfortunately, few people realize that there are a number of simple screening tests that can make colorectal cancer one of the most preventable cancers.

Most colon cancers begin as polyps which, if not removed, can become cancerous. The development of more than 75-90 percent of colorectal cancer can be avoided through early detection and removal of these pre-cancerous polyps. The digestive health specialists from the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) urge you to get screened for colorectal cancer.

Colorectal cancer is most common after age 50, but it can strike at younger ages. The chance of colon cancer increases with age. It’s suggested that screenings begin at age 50 for men and women at average risk for colorectal cancer. African-Americans should begin colorectal cancer screening as early as age 45. African-Americans are diagnosed with colorectal cancer at a younger average age than whites, and African-Americans with colorectal cancer have a decreased survival rate compared with whites.

Colonoscopy is considered the best test for colorectal cancer screening and prevention because it allows physicians to look directly at the entire colon and identify suspicious growths. It is the only test that can detect and remove pre-cancerous polyps from the colon during the same examination.

For average-risk individuals, the ACG recommends colonoscopy screening every 10 years beginning at age 50 as the preferred strategy. Alternative strategies for average risk individuals include annual stool tests to detect blood and flexible sigmoidoscopic exams every five years, although unlike colonoscopy this approach does not allow visualization and removal of polyps in the entire colon. The ACG urges you to talk to your doctor about what screening tests are right for you.

There is no reason for someone to die from a preventable cancer. With improved use of colon cancer screening, we can save lives. Colorectal cancer screening with colonoscopy is among the most powerful preventive tools in clinical medicine. To learn more about the benefits of colorectal cancer screening, speak with your doctor or visit www.acg.gi.org.

Know the Facts About Colon Cancer – It Could Save Your Life

<b>Know the Facts About Colon Cancer – It Could Save Your Life</b>“></td>
<p>(<a href=NewsUSA) – Colon cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the United Sates, yet it is a preventable and treatable disease if diagnosed in its early stages.

As a cancer that almost always develops from abnormal growths, called polyps, in the colon or rectum, screening through a method known as a colonoscopy saves lives by detecting and removing the polyps before they become cancerous.

In celebration of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy is dispelling the myths so you have the facts about colon cancer.

Myth: Colon cancer only affects men. According to Dr. Grace Elta, president of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, colon cancer affects both men and women. More than 26,000 women die every year from colon cancer. A more reliable indicator is actually age. In fact, your age is the single most important risk factor. As a result, both men and women should undergo testing for the disease starting at age 50. For individuals 65 and older, Medicare will cover the cost of colonoscopy screening. Still not convinced? A 2007 study showed a 5 percent drop in colon cancer deaths per year, and prevention was among the key factors credited for the decline. So, talk to your doctor about your screening options.

Myth: You don’t need to be screened for colon cancer if you feel fine. Usually there are no symptoms to rely on. When there are symptoms, the cancer may be at an advanced stage. When colon cancer is caught early, most people can be cured. If, however, warning signs are present, they may include: blood in stools, a change in the pattern or frequency of bowel movements, abdominal pain or unexplained weight loss. While these symptoms may be caused by other benign conditions, you should consult your doctor.

Myth: You don’t need to get screened if there is no family history of colon cancer. Most people with colon cancer do not have a family member with the disease. In fact, only 10 to 20 percent of people who have colon cancer have a family member who has also had it.

To learn more about the disease or to find a qualified physician in your area, visit www.screen4coloncancer.org.