Author: Jessica L Thomas

Even for Men at High Risk, Healthy Living May Help Prevent Colon Cancer

This article claims up to 75% of colon cancer can be prevented by diet. The real number is more like 90%. People get cancer primarily from the foods they eat.

One of the things this article doesn’t mention is the powerful cancer-causing effects of sodium nitrite, an ingredient added to bacon, hot dogs, and virtually all packaged meats. It forms cancer-causing nitrosamines in the body and directly contributes to colon cancer. You can help prevent colon cancer in your own body by simply avoiding all foods that contain sodium nitrite.

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You have to read the labels, of course, because there are a lot of foods that contain sodium nitrite. Food manufacturers love the ingredient because it turns meats bright red and makes them look fresh.

Yet you can reduce your odds of getting colon cancer by eating the right foods. The American Institute of Cancer Research says up to 75% of cases of colon cancer could be prevented by diet. Though fat is a suspected colon cancer villain, a new British study of diet and cancer in 28 countries, including the USA, concludes that high consumers of olive oil have a lower rate of colon cancer. Corn oil and animal fat increase colon cancer in animals; fish oil doesn’t. Also harmful: trans fatty acids (the partially hydrogenated fats in some margarines, baked goods and processed foods).

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Nair Hair Removal – 1 Thing To Think About Before You Buy Nair Products

Hair Removal Products – don’t buy any until you’ve read this report

As the quest for easier and safer hair removal becomes an important issue for many, manufacturers are stepping up to the plate by offering products to do just that. So how do you know what works when it comes to hair removal? The sad truth is that you’re probably not going to know until you use the product, but you can take a few steps to keep from purchasing products that are not likely to work at all, costing you money and time.

Avoid outrageous hair removal claims that sound untrue

The first thing you should do when considering a new hair removal product is to remember the old adage – “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.” This holds true with many products and hair removal products are no exception. A company that touts instant results and promises that hair will never grow back, all for the amazing price of $1, is probably making claims that they can’t fulfill. While it might seem worth the price just to see what you’re getting for your dollar, you could also find yourself with a product that doesn’t work at all. And don’t think that just because a hair removal product is expensive that it will work. In fact, be leery of products that seem excessively high. The idea could very well be that you’re paying a lot for that product because the company knows they won’t sell very many of them.

Stick with Hair Removal brand name products

Look for reputable and well-known names when searching for new hair removal products. A company that’s been providing hair removal products for many years is likely to have a good product when they offer something new though (of course) every company could offer something that simply won’t work.

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Use the experience of others

Talk to family and friends. While advertisements are supposed to be positive and will never tell you that a hair removal product doesn’t work, family and friends will likely have no such reservations. They’re more likely to be completely honest if they’ve used something that didn’t work, and will share with you if they’ve used something that did.

You wouldn’t buy your groceries without checking the ingredients either

Finally, take time to read the ingredients list and the directions for use. You may find that “active” ingredients are no more active than baby oil and that you can’t even expect this product to work. You don’t have to be a chemist to compare ingredients and you may find that two products have exactly the same ingredients – if one didn’t work, the other isn’t likely to work either. And by taking time to read the directions for use, you may very well discover that you’re expected to “touch up with a razor” – a sure sign that the product is not going to be what you need from a hair removal product.