An international research team from China and the United States has found indications for the first time that #blueberryextract in conjunction with radiotherapy reduces proliferation and increases programmed cell death in cancer cells. The study adds to existing evidence that #blueberry extract affects cancer at more than one stage and enhances the effect of chemotherapy. The authors had also previously shown that resveratrol, a compound in grapes that is also present in blueberries, acts as a radiosensitizer in #prostate cancer treatment.
The study, published in September 2017 in Pathology & Oncology Research, exposed immortalized cervical cancer cells first to blueberry extract for 24 hours and then to radiation. Control batches of cells were treated with either blueberry extract only or radiation only.
The researchers found that compared with cells receiving only one treatment, the cancer cells that received both radiation and blueberry extract had fewer messenger RNA molecules involved in enhancing cell proliferation, and more messenger RNA molecules involved in cell suicide. Microscopic examination also showed fewer cancer cells surviving in the population treated with both radiation and blueberry extract.
Saturday sweat sesh was outside today ❤️ only 5 1/2 miles today but now they get longer 😂😂 it has been a few years since my last 1/2 marathon so I definitely need to up my game.
I am glad my HIIT training is short and helping increase my speed and endurance.
Now we get a lil road trip for an early anniversary celebration ❤️ the 👶 and the 🐶 are coming too
While I didn’t get in an at home workout at 8:18 I was working out then 👏👏 I won’t win $818 but I love that the company I work for pays people to get their sweat on ❤️❤️👊
Living on your own is cool because you can have cupcakes in the middle of the day and your parents aren’t there to say tell you not to.
...As if my parents hadn’t been the ones who watched me pour myself 3 bowls of Reese puffs after school or put away boxes of cheezits for years.
~Segway into personal food journey.
I look back on my childhood of questionable “food” choices fondly. Being so young and spry I lived a life free from moderation because I felt invincible. However, I also think back to the times I probably could’ve cared more. Like when I enjoyed a good ole Texas cinnamon roll before a high school track practice and had to crawl off to a corner doubled over in stomach pain inbetween reps. Or the time where I ate an entire case of slim Jim’s and found myself with my head in a trash can throwing up the night before a family vacation. At the time I didn’t equate food to body function. (Also important to note: these were of course my pre vegan days.)
In college, we went the whooole other way- extreme focus on food as it relates to health. Constantly looking for ways to “improve” my diet but low key just as a means to control the way my body looked. Underlyingly, it was less to do with being healthy and more to do with looking a certain way. And it took a huge mental and physical toll.
Today, I float a more in the middle of the spectrum. I know to save the chips and salsa for after a run if I don’t want be burping up onions the entire time, but I also enjoy a midday cupcake because @spencerjohnson33 was all sweet and made them. It’s about feeling good and treating my body well. (You’re welcome for the sugar @me)
Moral of the stories, everyone’s food intake is and should be different. Aside from preaching that we do not need to eat other beings to live fully (#veganvibes ), I am not here to tell you what to eat. Happy Saturday, friends!
*random selfie because I like this filter and just needed something the post*
Hey guys! It’s been a while. I’ve been going through a lot. So many changes recently and it’s very overwhelming, especially for someone like me (overwhelmed by literally the smallest things). I moved out of my mom’s house (!!!) which is the biggest change most recently and wow it’s been a lot hahaha. Besides that, a lot of the changes are mentally. I’ve been having a rough time over the last few months, which I’ve touched on briefly on past posts, but I think I’m finally starting to do better. I’m still seeing my personal trainer twice a week, but haven’t been in the gym much besides that. My health hasn’t been great - since I’ve been struggling mentally, I’m not on top of my meal prep game and I’ve been getting take out much too often. It’s such a hard thing to break once it starts. I hate feeling like this, but it’s so hard to change. But I never gave up and I never will. Through all of the changes, good and bad, through my struggles with my mental health, any everything else... I’ve not given up and therefore I know I can do this. I refuse to fail and the only way to fail is to give up.. I’d love to say thank you to @jordanshrinks for everything she’s done for me. She is the one who made me realize back in December that I must get my health in order, and not only that I must, but that I can! Jordo, I have you to thank for the 40-ish pounds I’ve lost so far. I am so far from my goals, but I’ve made progress and I refuse to stop making progress. Since I’ve been having a hard time getting back on the fitness train, I decided to go back and rewatch your YouTube videos again yesterday and they helped remind me why I started this journey in the first place. So thank you so much. You’re a beautiful person and I love you. ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Yesterday I accomplished something I wasn’t sure was possible: I hit 100k steps in a day!
The first 60.000 steps were actually fun. At that point my feet started to hurt A LOT, but I still enjoyed every bit of it!
I took a huge bag with me with nothing but food, and still had to stop to buy more bananas! It doesn’t matter how many bananas you manage to fit in a 30L bag, they’ll never be enough hahaha
It is easier to be crazy with somebody crazier than you by your side 😜 @raquelitel
Then this bloody cheeky bugger turns up and surprises me! Thank you for being the best fan club! I was actually nearly crying on stage because I could hear you all cheering me on! You are such a superstar @beingbrookster hope i did the vegan queens proud! Love u always and thanks for supplyinf me with post comp Sarelle bars! Get in!
PROTEIN is important, not only does it provide the building blocks of life but it supports just about every cell / system with the body including the support of our immunity. How much we need however is an ever constant source of debate that is still being discussed. Nature has some signs and signals on protein - but that’s for another post.
The 2 biggest misconception within the training and nutrition 🌎 that I used to have are that 1. more protein = more gains. And less carbs = greater long term fat loss. If you want to add more muscle mass - eat more protein. If you wanna shred up like Bruce Lee - cut the carbs. This was a belief I had for years and I encouraged every 🦍 I trained with to quickly follow suite. 2. That protein is a food type and not a single structure / component of food. For example - we see eggs, meat, dairy, lentils, tofu, beans, tempeh, as a protein. But these foods aren’t a protein, an egg is an egg. A bean is a bean. A lentil is a lentil. Protein, most simply, is a combination of amino acids. These amino acids have specific roles in our bodies, from metabolism to muscle development. It comes with a package. When we see a food as a macronutrient we fall into a trap of not seeing its whole form. It’s like a marriage, what’s that saying - you marry the love of your life but you also marry the family, so think carefully 👌🏼😂💙. The driver for protein synthesis is highly accompanied by carbohydrates. And when carbohydrates are devoid, protein synthesis is severely squashed. It was only once I got my own 🧠 around the fact, that I didn’t need as much protein as I was told, and not to be afraid of carbohydrates and reversing the cultured coin, that I started to see the fruits 🍇 of all my training efforts, and increase in my own training performance and improvements in my lifestyle parameters and body composition as a lifestyle rather than “yo-yo cut bulk endless cycle”. In my younger years - I would eat well over excess of 200g of animal protein per day. Over double of what my body actually needs. This is where the excess can cause problems due to the pressure we put our bodies, and the metabolic byproducts of protein metabolism.
Think I owe this girl a box of strepsils! Every time I stepped on the stage I could hear her cheering for me! Not only that, she came to the arena at the crack of dawn to do my hair! And even bought me my post show coffee! You say you are proud of me but I am proud to have you as my wifey every single day, you have listened to my highs and lows of prep and always been there for me! You are more beautiful than you will ever know inside and out. Thankyou for being you 😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘
Hi, I'm Lindsay, but call me Linds or whatever you want for short (apparently Lindsay is associated with a "mean girl" as too many people have informed me 🤨 you wouldn't believe the number of times I've heard, "Wow, you're really nice for a Lindsay." While I can get a bit sassy, I don't believe I live up to the stereotype. Most days you can find me eating yummy vegan food, hanging with my dog, reading, and playing outside. I'm introverted, but slowly gaining more confidence and ability expressing my authentic self. For many years (due to anxiety and low self-esteem), I wasn't able to show my true self and personality but I've been loving sharing my goofy/funny/awkward self more easily and openly. Sharing and being vulnerable on social media has helped with this :) I am really passionate about caring for other people, animals, mother earth, and myself. I've been sharing more about my journey to self-love and personal growth. I believe everyone should have access to resources and tools to live the healthiest and happiest life that they want to live. That's why I chose the name #thrivehappy because we all deserve to thrive and be happy! I love learning about natural beauty and products that are good for both us AND the planet. I'm also really interested in business and hope to become my own boss b*tch one day. So that's me and summarizes what I share about here! Can YOU tell me a little about yourself?
Idag var dagen äntligen här! I mer än ett halvår har jag planerat en överraskningsfest för min älskade syster @e_majdin 🎈 Tack till alla som kom, är så glad att vänner till henne kom från alla håll i Sverige för att göra denna dagen till så underbar som den blev 🙏🏼 och tack till världens bästa familj som hjälpt mig med allt från att fixa iordning min trädgård till att steka mat mittinatten i all stress 💕
I’ve legit been meal prepping the same breakfast and lunch for the last three weeks because it’s just so gooodddd 😅 even prepping it again this week with just some small tweaks ✨
toppings: sriracha of course, tumeric
#SelfcareSaturday 🤗 for me, today, self care means not yoga but hanging out with Eden, watching as much OITNB as possible, and starting a new book even though I have at least three that I need to finish. 🤔