10 Cancer Fighting Foods

vegetables2When it comes to preventing and fighting cancer, anti-inflammatory foods are important. Adding nourishing foods full of healthy antioxidants is one of the easiest things you can do for yourself, if not the best. An anti-inflammatory diet rich in fruits and vegetables is key to keeping your body strong.

Here are ten cancer fighting foods that have shown to have true benefits when it comes to building your immune system. Choose organic whenever possible.

1. Apples – We are in the middle of apple season right now, and the varieties of apples available are fantastic. Studies show that apple skins inhibit the growth of cancer cells.

2. Asian mushrooms – Shiitake, reishi, and maitake mushrooms boost the immune system. In a scientific review, researchers found that the metabolites contained within mushroom cell walls appeared to stimulate different cells of the immune system, including T and B cells, macrophages, and natural killer cells. Continue reading “10 Cancer Fighting Foods”

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5 Best Summer Food Blogs

DSC04056Here are some blogs about food and summer (two of my favorite things). Summer food blogs offer a great reminder about how bountiful and varied summer eating can be!

1.Guest Blog by Dr. Mark Hyman: 10 Reasons Why Summer is THE Season for Eating Well – There are so many reasons why I love the summertime: the green grass and warm sunshine, longer days and warmer evenings, more time to savor all the beauty of the outdoors. But the best part by far is the amazing abundance of healthy, fresh, whole foods everywhere you look. In celebration of the richness of the season, I’ve put together my top 10 reasons why there’s no better time to eat well.

2. Dinner Tonight: Summer Zucchini Pasta and Pesto – This delicious recipe combines raw zucchini and pesto made with pumpkin seeds, basil, garlic and lemon juice for the perfect light dinner on a hot day. Vegan and gluten free, too!  Continue reading “5 Best Summer Food Blogs”

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Robyn O’Brien: What’s Really in Our Food

This video clip of Robyn O’Brien speaking about our food, and what began to happen to it particularly in the 1990’s, is powerful, educational, inspiring, and so much more. PLEASE watch it. Worth every second.

The inspiring Robyn O’Brien will be a guest on our radio show August 21st.  Mark your calenders – it will be worth the listen!

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Are Organic Foods Really Better for You?

This is a very relevant question to ask when making decisions about where to spend your hard-earned dollars. Frequently, though not always, organic foods cost more than non-organic or conventionally raised foods. Is the higher price really worth it?

There are many reasons to buy organic besides purely human health, but according to a recent Washington State University study, which looked at the nutritional differences between organic and conventional strawberries, it seems organic really is a better choice.

The researchers involved in the study tested 26 commercial strawberry operations in the state of California over a period of 2 years to reach the conclusion that organic strawberries really are better for you. What they found specifically is that the organic strawberries had significantly higher concentrations of antioxidants and vitamin C. Continue reading “Are Organic Foods Really Better for You?”

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How Mindful Eating Can Lead to Weight Loss

Did you know that the less awareness you bring to the table, the more you’ll need to eat and the greater your weight gain will be?

How often do you eat your meals in front of the computer, checking emails and shoveling food in at the same time, or mindlessly watching TV, and going back for seconds on that bowl of ice cream before you realize that you didn’t even taste the first bowl?

I’m sure you’ve heard that old saying: “Where attention goes, energy flows.” If you concentrate on your food – what you are eating – you will absorb and assimilate the actual nutrients in it. How do we know this to be true?

Well, there are two specific examples I’d like to share that will explain how lack of awareness of what we are eating leads to weight gain. The opposite effect of course, the positive side of this, is that the more awareness you bring to the actual consumption of food, the easier it is to lose weight. Continue reading “How Mindful Eating Can Lead to Weight Loss”

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