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Eat Rice? 4 Ways to Avoid Arsenic

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Arsenic, a known cancer causing agent, is showing up in our rice.  A new report shows that it is turning up in brown rice, white rice, rice milk and even in baby foods.

A known carcinogen that increases the risk of skin, lung and bladder cancer, a growing number of us are asking: what’s an eater to do?  Especially in light of the fact that the American Cancer Society now reports that 41% of Americans are expected to get cancer in their lifetimes.

Thankfully, there is a lot.  And this infographic from the Consumers Reports offers insight and suggestions.

Their top four suggestions:

  • Introduce other grains into your diet
  • Limit your family’s intake of rice and rice products (or opt out of rice altogether if you can)
  • Rinse your rice thoroughly before cooking
  • Use extra water when cooking rice and then drain it
When it comes to protecting the health of our families and country, knowledge is power.  And so is love.  So share this with those you love, knowing that together, we can create the changes we want to see in the health of our food system.

Should You Be Taking an Aspirin a Day?

We take 2 baby aspirins every night.  Laura


The latest research findings state that an aspirin a day can help keep skin cancer away.   “Longer, higher-intensity use, for example, led to a 46% lower risk of melanoma, a 35% lower risk of squamous cell carcinoma and a 17% lower risk of basal cell carcinoma, the most common form of skin cancer in the U.S. ”

Also, “Previous studies have found that aspirin users enjoyed a lower risk of colon cancer; a trial published earlier this year concluded that people who take a daily aspirin have as much as a 46% lower risk of colon, lung and prostate cancers, compared with non-users.”

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Here’s what Dr. Oz has to say:

10 Men’s Health Symptoms Men Shouldn’t Ignore

It’s Father’s Day, so I thought this would be a great link to post today.

Skin Cancer, Chronic Acid Reflux and 8 Other Medical Issues To Check

By Jennifer Gruenemay, Special to Lifescript

Published January 29, 2012

Men are notorious for ignoring health symptoms and avoiding the doctor’s office. Broken pinky? Just use duct tape. But not all medical issues can be fixed so easily. What may be a pesky problem to a man could be erectile dysfunction, sleep apnea, prostate cancer and more. Here are 10 health symptoms your guy – and you – should take seriously…

Even when a man finally admits to feeling crummy, getting him to schedule a doctor’s appointment is like getting a cat to agree to a bath.

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