Tagged: cancer

Ginger: a folk remedy put to the test

Used in cooking and herbal medicine around the world, ginger is the rhizome (underground stem) of Zingiber officinale, which grows in warm climates. It contains many interesting compounds. The best known of these are...

Health benefits of turmeric

Bright colors in fruits and vegetables generally indicate high levels of nutrients and other healthful compounds, including the pigments themselves (such as beta carotene in carrots). Strong, sharp flavors of plant-derived foods and spices...

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Pros and cons of soy foods

What’s good about Soy? It’s heart-healthy. Soy protein has been shown to slightly reduce levels of LDL cholesterol, the “bad” kind. A landmark 1995 study that looked at nearly 40 controlled clinical trials found...

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Syd Barrett

Roger “Syd” Barrett died ten years ago today of pancreatic cancer on July 7, 2006 at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, England, but his legacy lives on in the acknowledgement of his increasing influence over...