Cancer Fighting Fall Foods

Phytochemicals found in the fruits and vegetables of the fall season are packed with healthy benefits. The deep colors green, purple, red, and bright orange alert us to the potent anti-oxidant and cell protective anti- cancer activity of these delicious foods. Include cabbage family vegetables, kale, brocolli, cranberries, apples pomegranates and bright orange foods such as yams, winter squash, carrots and persimmons in your diet at the height of their nutritional value during the fall season.

Recipe: Asparagus with Shitake Mushrooms

Asparagus is paired with Shitake Mushrooms yielding a dish with two potent cancer fighting immune modulating super foods. The herbs and spices which give this dish its flavor include shallots, garlic, olive oil and in the variation, ginger and cayenne, all of which demonstrate anti-cancer activity.

5 Foods That Turn Off Cancer Promoting Inflammation

Inflammation promotes cancer. Nature has provided us with potent plant chemicals that can turn off pro-inflammatory Nuclear Factor Kappa b. That means your food can turn off cancer promoting genes. What you eat and drink has a direct impact on modulating inflammation at the genetic level. It is like turning off your water main. There is not going to be any water coming out of any faucet because the source has been cut off. By turning off NFkB, we turn off one of the main genes, one of the most powerful sources of a cascade of inflammation promotes cancer and cancer related symptoms that impact quality of life. Put a stop to that right now. Add these five foods to your diet now.

Whole Food Guide for Breast Cancer Survivors | Book Review

The Whole Food Guide for Breast Cancer Survivors by Helayne Waldman and Ed Bauman- Here is a must have book for all women who have been through breast cancer and want to thrive, not just survive. This is one of those books that I wish I had written. It’s that good!

Organic Food | Is It Really Better for You??

Confused by a recent study published by Stanford University that concluded (erroneously) that organic food is not really better for you???? Bottom line…the study is good, the conclusion really cannot be supported. To read a truly intelligent discussion about how to understand the study, I would like to refer you to this very clear explanation by my esteemed colleague and health writer Johnny Bowden. Here is a link to his blog post titled The Organic Food Lie

Leading Cause of Breast Cancer | Overweight Women at Highest Risk

A recent study by Joseph Sparano, M.D at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine found
Obesity May Become the Leading Cause of Breast Cancer Deaths. A recent study finds
“that obesity at diagnosis of breast cancer is associated with about a 30 percent higher risk of recurrence and a nearly 50 percent higher risk of death.”

Walnuts | The New Breast Cancer Fighting Food

Researchers agree that walnut rich diets suppress the growth and development of breast tumors and suggest that adding walnuts to a healthy diet may reduce the risk of breast cancer as well as colorectal cancer, both of which are two of the most prevalent cancers in women.