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Organic Health Matters: Phytochemicals by Doris C. Complimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Thu 08 Sep 2011 11:32pm In recent years scientists have discovered that foods contain “phytochemicals”, which is a fancy name for naturally occurring chemicals. This is not the same as nutrients, which we all know are the substances necessary for sustaining life. As a result, organic health experts continue to encourage the consumption of supplements with phytochemica ... Read on »
Phytochemical Nutrients. Nature's Health Warriors by TC Patient Expert Posted Thu 13 Aug 2009 7:26pm Phytochemicals (Phytonutrients) are nature’s health warriors. The list includes compounds such as lycopene, lutein, zeaxanthin, selenium, diindolylmethane, allium compounds, anthrocyanins, carotenoids, falconoid, indoles, isoflavones limonene phenols, saponins, sterols, coumarins. Phytonutrients are powerful and beneficial types of naturally occ ... Read on »
Focal Points of Nutrition: Phytochemicals by Chris Keith Posted Wed 19 Aug 2009 6:32pm One of the focal points of nutrition that we focus on in our dietary plans at BOOTCAMP 619 is phytochemicals. There are non-nutritive plant chemicals that have properties to fight and prevent diseases. There are over 1,000 phytochemicals which are known. As part of a healthy diet, these power foods can act as anti-oxidants, fight bacteria, an ... Read on »
Focal Points of Nutrition: Phytochemicals by Chris Keith Posted Wed 19 Aug 2009 6:32pm One of the focal points of nutrition that we focus on in our dietary plans at BOOTCAMP 619 is phytochemicals. There are non-nutritive plant chemicals that have properties to fight and prevent diseases. There are over 1,000 phytochemicals which are known. As part of a healthy diet, these power foods can act as anti-oxidants, fight bacteria, and ... Read on »
Select phytochemicals suppress human T-lymphocytes and mouse splenocytes suggesting their use in autoimmunity and transplantatio by Jan Posted Wed 23 Dec 2009 12:00am By Hushmendy S. and Colleague Nutr Res. 2009 Aug;29(8):568-78. We have considered a novel "rational" gene targeting approach for treating pathologies whose genetic bases are defined using select phytochemicals. We reason that one such potential application of this approach would be conditions requiring immunosuppression such as autoi ... Read on »
We Eat Foods For Phytochemicals ^_~ by Jan Posted Thu 04 Feb 2010 12:00am ASAP Plant Minerals gives plants the ability to manufacture phytochemicals essential to human health. Minerals facilitate phytochemical synthesis in plants, and it is well acknowledged that soil has been stripped of most of these minerals of the past 50 years. Minerals act directly or act as co-factors in the chloroplasts cells of plants ... Read on »
Phytochemicals to prevent cancer by Dr. Nagaraj Posted Tue 09 Feb 2010 9:03pm 1 Comment Plants contain a wide range of biologically active compounds, some of which are known as phytochemicals. There may be as many as 100000 different compounds, which determine particular properties in plants, and in the fruits and vegetables they produce, such as flavor and color. Phytochemicals are classified according to their chemical structure and ... Read on »
Broccoli Phytochemical Might Inhibit Breast Cancer Stem Cells by Aaron Tabor Medical Doctor Posted Thu 22 Apr 2010 7:57am Broccoli is rich in a number of phytochemicals including sulforaphane and indoles that have been implicated as important cancer fighting compounds.  The potential benefits of broccoli and the phytochemicals found in broccoli have been studied in a number of cancers, including breast cancer.  A new breast cancer study ( Abstract 4271 ) prese ... Read on »
Wholegrains and phytochemicals by Martin Eastwood Posted Wed 05 May 2010 10:26am Okarter and Liu (2010 ) Health Benefits Phytochemicals of Whole Grain. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition vol 50, 193-208 A whole grain consists of the intact, ground, cracked, or flaked caryopsis, whose principal anatomical components, the starchy endosperm, germ. and bran-are present in the same relative proportions as they exist ... Read on »
Broccoli Phytochemical Suppresses Breast Cancer Cell Growth by Aaron Tabor Medical Doctor Posted Thu 08 Jul 2010 7:15am Previous research has shown that phytochemicals in broccoli, particularly indole-3-carbinol and sulforaphane, might have breast cancer fighting benefits.  However, the precise way by which these phytochemicals might protect against breast cancer are unclear. A new breast cancer research study examined the effect of the broccoli phytochemica ... Read on »