Enjoy the brilliance of simplicity. Simplicity can inspire you to new heights and challenges.
Find the time everyday to allow your mind, body and spirit to become tranquil, calm and quiet.
Listen to the spirit of awakening it can provide guidance to our thoughts and actions.
To renew means to replenish, take time to lay everything aside to refuel each day.
Cleansing and meditation can bring you back into focus, harmony and balance.
The purpose of rest is to be energized.
Holistic Health represents the connection between the mind (what you understand), the body (your physical well-being), the spirit (your actions, inner core) and will to be healthy.
YOU CAN MAKE A CHANGE
MIND, BODY, SPIRIT
Understanding Risk for Colorectal Cancer
NIH LIFELINES: COLORECTAL CANCER AWARENESS
Colorectal cancer is the fourth leading cancer and the second cause of mortality from cancer. The prevelence of colorectal cancer has declined in the U.S. however certain racial and ethnic groups have higher rates of the disease.
DOES VITAMIN D PREVENT COLORECTAL CANCER?
Vitamin D may be protective against colorectal cancer; also including a lifestyle which incoporates fiber, vegetables and a regular physical fitness routine.
RESEARCH SHOWS TUMERIC MAY LOWER RISK FOR COLON CANCER
Colorectal Cancer is the fourth leading cancer and the second cause of mortality in the U.S. of al cancers.
Colorectal Cancer Resources
Over 100 epidemiologic studies report an association between alcohol consumption and the risk of breast cancer in women. A meta-analysis of 53 of these studies (which included a total of 58,000 women with breast cancer) showed that women who drank more than 45 grams of alcohol per day (approximately three drinks) had 1.5 times the risk of developing breast cancer than nondrinkers. The risk of breast cancer was higher across all levels of alcohol intake: for every 10 grams of alcohol consumed per day (slightly less than one drink), researchers observed a 7 percent increase in the risk of breast cancer (National Cancer Institute, 2015).
Numerous studies report higher lives of head and neck cancer related to alcohol consumptions, particularly cancers of the oral cavity (excluding the lips), pharynx (throat), and larynx (voice box). People who consume 50 or more grams of alcohol per day (approximately 3.5 or more drinks per day) have at least a two to three times greater risk of developing these cancers than nondrinkers. Moreover, combined with tobacco use the risk is greater (National Cancer Institute, 2015).
Learn how to make a few simple changes to your diet to lower risk for colorectal cancer. Start adding fiber, leafy green cruciferous vegetables and lowering red meat and processed meat consumption by adding poultry, fish, soy and whole grains to your diet.
The importance of understanding risk factors associated with colorectal cancer are beneficial. Genetics, age over 50, diet and sedentary life-styles are linked to higher levels of colorectal cancer.
Women are confronted with multiple challenges in today's society. The cultural and societal shifts have propelled women into new roles amazingly different from the traditional days of the past. Those new roles can often create disharmony, new stress and disconnection with self, family and loved ones. The importance of refocusing goals, nurturing inner harmony can balance your life despite societal stressors. Learn how to reenergize your life. Visit the women's center to learn about what affects women, fun tips and what can be done to foster positive preventive health throughout all stages of life.
Research shows life expectancy has increased for men, however there still exist a 5-year gap between women and men. Advances in medicine and research have contributed to many of those improvements, however men are confronted with adapting to a wide variety of health challenges in today's society. Incorporating practices early on can maximize health for family, work and yourself. Incorporating a healthier diet and a daily physical fitness routine goes a long way in improving life outcomes. Visit the men’s center to learn about what affects men, and what can be done to foster positive preventive health.
Obesity has reached an all time high in the U.S. with 12.7 million children and adolescents falling into either an overweight or an obese category. The influences of social media and pop culture show unrealistic images, which can confuse children as they transcend into adulthood. In addition, peer pressure, mental stress, autism, suicide and socialization issues continue to escalate while youth struggling to transform into productive adults. Parents are the child's first teacher, however young children can also optimize opportunities to learn about their individual health. Visit the youth center to learn about what can be done to foster positive preventive health.
The United States ranks 37th in the world related to healthcare. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 is one of the first steps to overhaul a disconnected health care system in the U.S. Global health has been a valuable contributor to many novel medical discoveries for the prevention of disease such as HIV, cancer and diabetes. The benefits of worldwide research can increase understanding of how other countries deliver quality health care. Visit the global learning center to learn about global health and trendsetters internationally.