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Newsweek
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Wellness

Cancer Treatment Is Changing: Meet the People Rebelling

My wife snuck into her father’s ward on the palliative care unit where he was being treated for cancer in the summer of 2006. Visiting hours were coming to an end. Most family members and friends had left for the day so the area was quiet. My wife sat next to her father, and they talked quietly. “I don’t want to die,” he said. “It’s so nice sitting here with you, chatting.” But soon after, he did die. It broke my wife’s heart. She still sheds tears for a father who she always called when she needed advice, who made it through his father-of-the-bride speech when he had only months to live. I th
Clean Eating
3 min read
Nutrition

13 Foods to Balance Blood Sugar & Help Prevent Diabetes

Curried Lentil & Squash Bowl with Kale & Peppers cleaneating.com/squashbowl Kale, spinach, chard and other leafy greens are high in antioxidants and magnesium, and eating one-and-a-half extra servings a day can reduce the risk of diabetes by 14%. Try this: Sauté chard and spinach with garlic and olive oil then purée with coconut milk for a creamy soup; fi nely chop kale, olives and tomatoes and use as an omelette fi lling; shred collards into long, thin strips, sauté until tender then toss with cooked pasta and cheese. Garlic & onions contain sulfur compounds that lower blood sugar and reduce
Oxygen
1 min read
Society

Alcohol=Muscle Loss?

Sarcopenia is the loss of muscle tissue that occurs as a natural part of the aging process. But how fast and how much muscle is lost may increase as a result of alcohol consumption, according to a new study conducted at Korea University College of Medicine in Seoul. Typical muscle loss occurs at an average rate of 6 percent per decade in postmenopausal women, but drinking alcohol accelerated sarcopenia in women who were moderate to heavy drinkers. The researchers concluded that the study findings strengthen the recommendation that postmenopausal women should limit their alcohol intake to impro