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.
Cancer Fighting Foods
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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.
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.
Tune in Tuesday, October 16th to watch Dr. Nalini on NBC’s “Access Hollywood.” The segment, about Breast Cancer Fighting Foods, will air at 11:00 am eastern and 11:00 am pacific. We invite you to watch.
AntiOxidant AntiInflammatory Berry Mint LemonAde | This is a refreshing tart drink with anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties due to the addition of herbs, spices and berries. A new twist on an old classic.
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!
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
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.
Probiotics, the healthy bacteria found in yoghurt protect the lining of the digestive tract from damage due to radiation therapy. When healthy bacteria are taken BEFORE radiation therapy, there is actually less damage to the delicate lining of the intestines, less side effects for cancer patients.