Recipe: Greek Salad with Fresh Oregano

Greek salads, part of a heart healthy and anti-cancer Mediterranean diet are filled with greens, fresh herbs, tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, olive oil, nuts and a protein of your choice. Make this a vegan, vegetarian dish by adding beans or add grilled chicken breast or fish for a complete meal that you can put together in minutes. Oregano is a culinary herb with potent antioxidant activity and rich in essential oils that support normal digestive function as well as the plant phenols such as rosmarinic acid carvacrol known to be active against H. Pylori bacterial infections in the stomach, one of the primary causes of stomach ulcers.

Recipe: Wild Salmon with Lemon, Garlic & Thyme

Wild salmon is rich in Omega 3 Fatty Acids so important for their function as building blocks of every cell wall, modulating inflammation and balancing mood. Omega 3 Fatty Acids have also been studied for their anti-cancer properties. Garlic supports normal cholesterol levels and provides a substrate for healthy bacteria in the intestines, part of normal immunity and hormone metabolism. Thyme is rich in terpinoids including thymol a potent antioxidant along with rosmarinic and ursolic acid know for their anti-cancer properties.

20 Reasons to Eat Avocados

20 Reasons to Eat Avocados Avocados Enhance Heart Health . Avocados contain oleic acid, a monounsaturated fat that may help to lower cholesterol. In one study of people with moderately high cholesterol levels, individuals who…

Coconut Oil Enhances Health and Immunity

Virgin Coconut oil is a functional food. A functional food is a food that not only provides nutrients but also functions in health promotion and disease prevention. Adding coconut oil to the diet has some compelling health…

Recipe: Lavender-Mint Summer Fruit Salad

Lavender and Mint not only add nuance and flavor but also plant chemicals called terpenoids that offer cell protection and enhance digestive function. Blend your favorite summer fruits including richly colored berries filles with anthocyanadins and phytophenols which are super antioxidants.

Recipe: Grilled Vegetables with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Create a masterpiece collage by combining the best of summer vegetables and an array of colors. When we eat a rainbow we are benefitting from the super antioxidant and cell protective power of phytochemicals. Every color in our plant foods has a different gift, a different function in our cells.

Breast Cancer | Beware of Sugars and Starches

Research continues to reinforce the link between breast cancer and diet, particularly the importance of keeping your blood sugar in the low normal ranges. Higher levels of blood sugar and blood insulin are linked to higher incidence of breast cancers. This becomes more important as you age because most women develop some “insulin resistance” in which blood sugar starts to creep higher with advancing years as your cells become less sensitive to blood sugar regulating hormones. Post menopausal women should make efforts to reduce the intake of sweets and starches. This advice also applies to younger women who will benefit by implementing healthy eating habits early in life. It’s really very easy to accomplish.

Recipe: Chocolate Cherry Protein Shake with Cinnamon

A protein shake for breakfast makes the morning simple and easy, builds muscle and burns fat. It is the BEST way nutritionally to start the day. It’s fast and supplied vitamins, minerals, protein, fiber and protective antioxidants that give you sustained energy for hours. Dark red cherries and dark chocolate are rich in cell protective plant antioxidants. Chia and flax seeds and almond butter are great sources of healthy omega 3 and omega 6 and monounsaturated fats that support your brain health, make your skin glow and promote normal inflammation control. Add a little cinnamon to enhance digestive function and normal blood sugar control.