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Kale or spinach: Which should I eat? Both! Move over superfoods, variety is king.

By | July 21st, 2017|Food, Foodie Friday, vitamins and minerals|

What is better, kale or spinach? It’s a common question. People are trying to eat their greens and want the best for their buck. So which is it? […]

What the human genome project tells us | Gene anatomy and switches

By | July 18th, 2017|nutrigenetics, Research|

The human genome project was completed in 2003. It was a huge collaborative project that yielded quite a few surprises. […]

Raw Broccoli Bites | Great detoxification balancer

By | July 14th, 2017|detoxification, Food, Foodie Friday, Recipes, Snacks|

Eating raw broccoli is a great support for detoxification. Yet many people often struggle to find ways to enjoy raw broccoli. These little broccoli bites are perfect. […]

Can we use our genetic information to improve our health? Back to basics of genetics

By | July 11th, 2017|Uncategorized|

We seem to have a fascination with our DNA. Think of all those murder mysteries where they take the two empty glasses or a single hair and analyze the DNA to find the killer! But beyond solving murders, can we improve our health by knowing  our genetic information?  […]

Chickpea Mediterranean Salad | Eat like the Blue Zones

By | July 7th, 2017|Cancer prevention, disease prevention, Food, Foodie Friday, In treatment, Just diagnosed, Just finished treatment, Lifestyle Medicine, Lunch, Recipes|

This is a quick, easy, throw together, nourishing recipe.   […]

Dminder app to monitor your Vitamin D levels

By | July 4th, 2017|App review, Breast cancer, Cancer prevention, Play, vitamins and minerals|

The Dminder app is a way to keep track of whether you are getting too little or too much sunshine to maintain optimal vitamin D levels. Let’s take a look. […]

“Doctor in the House” stewed apple recipe for immune tolerance

By | June 30th, 2017|Basics, Cancer prevention, disease prevention, Food, Foodie Friday, Recipes, Snacks|

In Tuesday’s blog post, we learned about the Michael Ash paper on the benefits of stewed apples. If you’ve been watching Doctor in the House on BBC with Dr. Chattergee, this was one of the treatments that they used in the second series. […]

Using stewed apples as a therapeutic food | Reduce inflammation and improve immunity

By | June 27th, 2017|disease prevention, Food, Immune system, In remission, In treatment, Recipes, Research|

My last few blog posts have all been about apples. Therapeutically, the most common way I recommend apples in my practice is as stewed apples. If you have been watching the BBC TV programme Doctor in the House, this might all sound very familiar as Dr. Chattergee uses this approach in episode 4 of series 2.  Let’s look at what beneficial effects eating stewed apples can have on the body. […]

Curly apple, poppy seed salad | Foodie Friday spiralized

By | June 23rd, 2017|Dinner, Food, Foodie Friday, Lunch, Recipes|

For those of you who don’t like leafy greens as salads, here’s an alternative with apples. (Yes – this one’s for you, dad!)  […]

An apple a day keeps the doctor away vs a statin a day keeps the doctor away

By | June 20th, 2017|disease prevention, Research|

Which would you prefer: An apple a day or a statin a day to keep the doctor away? Let’s look at this comparative proverb to see whether lifestyle changes are preferable to using pharmaceuticals for prevention…   […]

Noodled apple breakfast bowl | Foodie Fridays

By | June 16th, 2017|Breakfast, Cancer prevention, disease prevention, Food, Foodie Friday, In remission, In treatment, Just diagnosed, Just finished treatment, Recipes|

Noodled apples?  Doesn’t that sound like a happy dish!  It’s the same as spiralized apples. Many people with spiralizers don’t ever use them on apples however.  So here’s a noodled apple breakfast bowl recipe for you to try.  Hardly a recipe really – but a great way to start the day. […]

The importance of a positive connection between patient and provider

By | June 13th, 2017|In remission, In treatment, Just diagnosed, Just finished treatment, Lifestyle Medicine, Research|

Does the quality of the relationship between patient and doctor/healthcare practitioner really make a difference? We all want to feel listened to and have time with a doctor, but is there evidence that this connection actually impacts our health? […]

Mulberry sweetened raw chocolate | Foodie Friday

By | June 9th, 2017|Basics, Cancer prevention, Food, Foodie Friday, In remission, In treatment, Just diagnosed, Just finished treatment, Recipes, Snacks|

Dried mulberries seem to be readily available in the stores nowadays. They are less sweet than a lot of other dried fruits so I thought I’d try using them to sweeten some raw chocolate.  […]

EWG’s 2017 Sunscreen guide | Choose the best sunscreen for you and your family

By | June 6th, 2017|App review, Cancer prevention, In remission, In treatment, Just diagnosed, Just finished treatment, Lifestyle Medicine, website review|

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) have released their 2017 sunscreen guide. Let’s take a look and see what it covers, so you can then explore it further and make some choices. […]

Omega 3 raw chocolate recipe | Foodie Fridays

By | June 2nd, 2017|Basics, Food, Foodie Friday, Recipes, Snacks|

 Today I am going to show you how to make some raw chocolate with no sugar. It’s sweetened with a tiny amount of liquid stevia instead. And it has lots of omega 3 fats in it too. Get ready! […]

The concept of a Spoon Barn | Adapting to change

By | May 30th, 2017|Lifestyle Medicine, Meaning|

When life is getting you down, try considering the concept of a spoon barn.  It’s all about living life to the fullest, even with change and loss.  […]

Purple potato stacks recipe | Foodie Friday

By | May 26th, 2017|Basics, Dinner, Food, Foodie Friday, Lunch, Recipes, Snacks|

I never buy regular potatoes, but love the blue/purple potatoes. Here’s an easy recipe that can be a side dish or a snack – and is gluten free and dairy free. […]

Hygge – Learning from the Danes, some of the happiest people on Earth

By | May 23rd, 2017|Lifestyle Medicine, Love, Meaning, Movement, Play, Stress reduction|

Hygge is a Danish work that is considered untranslatable – although many try! Some say that hygge (pronounced hue-gah) is meant to be felt, not translated. Why is this word suddenly a buzz word and the No.1 export from Denmark? Let’s take a look. […]

No added sugar, strawberry jam recipe | Thickened with chia seeds

By | May 19th, 2017|Basics, Breakfast, Desserts, Food, Foodie Friday, Recipes, Snacks|

Where I live, the first spring strawberries are now available directly from the farmer. When you’ve bought too many, and they are no longer quite at their peak, try making this quick and no added sugar strawberry jam to make them last longer. […]

Deadlines: A business approach works for when we are healthy and ill

By | May 16th, 2017|Meaning|

How do you deal with deadlines – all those urgent and important things in life?  Using the Eisenhower Matrix can help us, both when we are healthy and when we are ill.  […]

AHA! | Have an aha moment anytime of the day: Apple, hemp, & almonds

By | May 12th, 2017|Basics, Breakfast, Food, Foodie Friday, Recipes, Snacks|

This is a quick three-ingredient dish that is perfect any time of the day. I eat it for breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack, dinner, ….you get the picture. Let’s get making it. […]

The best exercise for brains of older adults – walk, stretch or dance?

By | May 9th, 2017|Lifestyle Medicine, Movement, Research|

As we age, the white matter in the brain begins to degenerate leading to a decline in cognitive function, such as processing speed and memory decline. We all know that physical activity and exercise is beneficial, but can exercise help our white matter and brain function too? […]

Paleo granola recipe with flowers | Low carb, paleo, gluten free

By | May 5th, 2017|Breakfast, Food, Foodie Friday|

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve shared a couple of oat-based granola recipes. Today I have a grainless granola recipe for those who don’t do well with grains or prefer to eat paleo – or just want to give it a try to change things up! […]

Metastatic Breast Cancer Project | Speeding up research by sharing your tumor samples

By | May 2nd, 2017|Breast cancer, Empowerment, Research|

The metastatic breast cancer (mBC) project offers a new approach to cancer research. It connects researchers directly with patients. Patients share their tumor samples and clinical information to create a huge database of genomic and molecular information, to help accelerate important research discoveries. Participating is a way to help yourself and others. Find out more. […]

Prize-winning marmalade granola recipe | Foodie Friday

By | April 28th, 2017|Breakfast, Food, Foodie Friday|

Today I’ll share my prize-winning marmalade granola recipe.  Give it a try and see if you think it’s a winner. […]

Cow and goat milk estrogen levels | Does it matter?

By | April 25th, 2017|Breast cancer, Food, prostate cancer, Research|

Elevated estrogen metabolites in the body are seen to be associated with certain cancers, including prostate, ovarian, and breast cancers.  One potential dietary source of these metabolites that is commonly consumed is milk. Let’s look at how cow and goat milk vary in their estrogen levels.   […]

Simple and quick, no added sugar granola recipe | Foodie Friday

By | April 21st, 2017|Breakfast, Food, Foodie Friday, Recipes|

I have several different granola recipes that I make – but most are based on one versatile recipe template.  I’ll share the template and show you a quick and easy one to get started with. The recipe can be simplified to only two ingredients! […]

Healthy self = Heal thy self | Supporting our bodies for self healing

By | April 18th, 2017|Community, Empowerment, Lifestyle Medicine, Love, Meaning, Movement, Play|

Our bodies are designed to heal themselves. They have many self-healing capacities, so let’s look at how we can support these to reveal our healthy self. Healthy self = Heal thy self! […]

2017 Updated Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen fruits and vegetables

By | April 14th, 2017|Food, Foodie Friday|

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) have updated their Dirty Dozen™ and Clean Fifteen™ list for 2017.  What’s changed? […]

Lifestyle medicine lessons from baby E | Reminders for better health

By | April 11th, 2017|Lifestyle Medicine|

I've recently had the wonderful fortune of spending time with a little baby. Baby E and his mother came to stay for a few days last month, and then yesterday we went for a hike together (yes, he's a good [...]

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