My blog from a couple weeks ago, about the importance of eating cruciferous vegetables in the role of cancer prevention got me thinking that it was time we had more recipes about these wonderful, strong-smelling vegetables. One of my favorites is Brussels sprouts.
Brussels sprouts are great sources of vitamin C and vitamin K, as well as sulforaphane and indole 3 carbinol. Sulforaphane, a phytonutrient formed in Brussels sprouts when the leaves are chopped or chewed, boosts our body’s natural detoxification enzymes and can help clear cancer-causing substances from our system. Continue reading “Dinner Tonight: Simple Brussels Sprouts Side”
Indole 3 carbinol (I3C), a substance found in some vegetables (broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, etc.), and its metabolite di-indolylmethane (DIM) exhibit protective powers against some types of cancer, including breast cancer. These substances help support healthy estrogen metabolism by the liver, thereby potentially decreasing the risk of estrogen-sensitive cancers.
Factors such as lifestyle, exposure to viruses, stress, air pollution, and diet all play important roles in the overall risk of getting cancer. Various studies have shown, though, that a high intake of cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli and Brussels sprouts has been associated with lower risk of several types of cancer. Why? Continue reading “Eat Your Brussels Sprouts! They Could Prevent Cancer”
Menopause can be a very difficult transition time for many women. Uncomfortable symptoms such as hot flashes, insomnia, forgetfulness and fatigue can be very disruptive to everyday life. Using some key nutritional support can help provide effective relief by working to balance hormones, increase energy levels and ease stress. Consulting with your physician about bio-identical hormone replacement therapy is another option that might be right for you.
Consider the following for support in menopause:
Phytoestrogens are plant substances that are capable of attaching to estrogen receptors in the body. Because they have a balancing effect on estrogen levels, phytoestrogens can be used in cases of either estrogen excess or in deficiency states. Pathway PHYTOESTROGEN PLUS is a formula that includes herbs such as black cohosh, chaste berry and dong quai for comprehensive menopausal support. Continue reading “Supporting Menopause”