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There is a question asked every year at the Jewish Passover seder, "Why is this night different from all other nights?" I think each of us who struggles with food issues and weight issues needs to ask, particularly as we draw to the end of the year, "Why is this New Year going to be the year I finally conquer my weight and eating issues?" You can't change entrenched patterns and yo-yo dieting and feeding disorders unless you analyze what hasn't worked, what isn't likely to work, and what then is going to be the new and different approach to finally treat your condition, for the long term.
So let's look at what typically doesn't work (for most people). That includes:
Severe deprivation diets
Diets that shun entire food groups
Diets that require you to significantly restrict your lifestyle
Diets that only address food and not lifestyle adjustments
Why don't these approaches work? Well a severe deprivation diet typically allows you to ...
Pancreatic cancer; Cancer - pancreas
If you smoke, stop smoking.
Eat a diet high in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
National Cancer Institute. Pancreatic cancer treatment PDQ . Updated July 31, 2008.
Tempero M, Brand R. Pancreatic cancer. In: Goldman L, Ausiello D, eds. Cecil Medicine . 23rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier;2007:chap 204.
NFL Hall of Fame Guard Gene Upshaw lost his battle with pancreatic cancer Wednesday at his home in California with his family by his side. ESPN is reporting that Upshaw, 63, was diagnosed with cancer on Sunday, only a few days prior to his death. Upshaw’s wife, Terri, said that he had not being feeling well and had trouble breathing for about a week when she convinced him to go to the hospital on Sunday. The 6’5’’ Upshaw joined the Oakland Raiders in 1967 as the team’s first-round pick, where he was played left guard for the following 15 seasons. Unfortunately, there is no way to prevent or test for pancreatic cancer, so that it can be caught in an early stage. However, it is possible to decrease your risk for cancer by quitting smoking, and eating a healthy diet balanced with fruits, vegetables and fiber. If you or a loved one is fighting pancreatic cancer it can be helpful to talk to someone with the same struggles in person or in an onli...
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