Monthly Archives: May 2011

Self exams important in early detection of skin cancer

Noticing changes in your skin is important in the early detection of skin cancer. Most skin cancers are visible and can be diagnosed early before they spread to other parts of the body. It’s important to do a self-examination of … Continue reading

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Types of skin cancer

Chances are someone you know has had skin cancer at some point in his or her lifetime. In fact, skin cancer is the most common form of human cancers, affecting more than two million Americans each year, according to the … Continue reading

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More about soy isoflavones

Isoflavones are classified phytochemicals because they naturally occur in plant form, typically via the legume family. Isoflavones are also known as phytoestrogens, which resemble human estrogen but in a weaker form. Researchers claim isoflavones can help maintain good health, reduce … Continue reading

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Using antioxidants to fight free radicals

We briefly mentioned antioxidants as a weapon against free radicals in our last blog post, but thought it would be useful to explain these powerful phytochemicals, vitamins and nutrients in more detail. Phytochemicals are chemical compounds occurring naturally in plants. … Continue reading

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The Fight Against Free Radicals

What are these creatures and how do they affect us? Good question. These little creatures affect everything from skin aging to overall health. Free radicals are also contributors or responsible for a number of diseases. Free radicals are basically unstable … Continue reading

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The versatility of the soybean

The use of soybeans has exploded in the last two decades. Most people associate food products with soybeans, but the very same properties that make it attractive in edible form makes it very useful in other industries. Why are soybeans so versatile? … Continue reading

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