Is there an increased risk of shingles after cancer?

By | August 29th, 2017|disease prevention, Immune system, Research|

A friend of mine who had cancer a couple of years ago just got shingles.  It piqued my interest into whether there was a link between cancer and shingles, as both conditions are associated with reduced immune function, and immune function may be further affected by cancer treatments.   […]

Sriracha roasted chickpeas recipe | Foodie Fridays

By | August 25th, 2017|Basics, Food, Foodie Friday, Recipes, Snacks|

This is a lovely, spiced roasted chickpea recipe. I find it is even popular with those who don’t normally like eating beans and chickpeas (which in my experience, tends to be the guys!)  […]

Should I take a multi-vitamin? Try using the Cronometer app to help you decide

By | August 22nd, 2017|App review, vitamins and minerals, website review|

One of the main factors involved in the decision to take a daily multivitamin and mineral is what are my specific needs?  I like to use Cronometer to get an idea of what vitamins and minerals are obtained as part of the diet. Once we know how much we are getting, we can then look at what our needs are.  So let’s explore Cronometer today. […]

Haloumi, fig, and avocado salad | A great way to try haloumi cheese

By | August 18th, 2017|Dinner, Food, Foodie Friday, Lunch, Recipes|

Haloumi cheese is very popular in the UK. In fact, if you read a UK vegetarian magazine, you’ll begin to think it should be re-titled haloumitarian!  In contrast, in the US very few people have heard of it or tried it. Whether it is new to you, or an old favorite, this is a lovely seasonal salad recipe to try.  […]

Cow versus goat versus sheep milk | How do the diary milks compare?

By | August 15th, 2017|Food, vitamins and minerals|

While cows milk is the highest seller in the US and UK, in other parts of the world, goat milk is the preferred choice.  We can now get sheep’s milk and sheep milk products. How do they differ from each other?  […]

Baked sweet potato chips recipe | Foodie Fridays

By | August 11th, 2017|Basics, Food, Foodie Friday, Recipes, Snacks|

On Tuesday we looked at the differences between regular potatoes and sweet potatoes. As sweet potatoes won in the nutritious stakes, here’s a recipe to encourage you to eat them! You may have tried making sweet potato chips before, only to have them burn.  This recipe cooks them more slowly so they crispen nicely without burning.  (For those in the UK – these are crisps!). […]

You say potato, I say sweet potato! Is the nutritional content more important than the individual eating it?

By | August 8th, 2017|Biomarkers, detoxification, disease prevention, Food, nutrigenetics, nutrigenomics, vitamins and minerals|

Today we are going to look at the differences between the nutritional content of regular potatoes compared to sweet potatoes. And then take a look at the individual eating it. The importance of the person is all too often neglected. Personalized nutrition looks at the individual, the food, and more.   […]

Vegetable tourism, and other wonderful ideas from Pam Warhurst

By | August 4th, 2017|Cancer prevention, Community, disease prevention, Food|

I attach an incredible talk by Pam Warhurst.  Take some time out to listen and be inspired.  As she says, it’s about more than growing edible plants, it’s about growing people. […]

Coffee, gene polymorphisms, and heart attack risk

By | August 1st, 2017|detoxification, disease prevention, Food, nutrigenetics, nutrigenomics|

We all know people who can drink coffee late at night and still sleep soundly. Then there are those who can hardly tolerate half a cup of coffee. This range of effects is influenced by variations in a gene (polymorphisms), that affect the speed of caffeine metabolism. But these polymorphisms may affect more than just sleep and the jitters. Studies are finding that they may affect the risk of heart attack. […]

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