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Chickpea Mediterranean Salad | Eat like the Blue Zones

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

Dminder app to monitor your Vitamin D levels

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

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

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

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!)  […]

By | June 23rd, 2017|Dinner, Food, Foodie Friday, Lunch, Recipes|0 Comments

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

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…   […]

By | June 20th, 2017|disease prevention, Research|0 Comments

Noodled apple breakfast bowl | Foodie Fridays

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

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

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

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

 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! […]

By | June 2nd, 2017|Basics, Food, Foodie Friday, Recipes, Snacks|1 Comment

The concept of a Spoon Barn | Adapting to change

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.  […]

By | May 30th, 2017|Lifestyle Medicine, Meaning|0 Comments

Purple potato stacks recipe | Foodie Friday

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. […]

By | May 26th, 2017|Basics, Dinner, Food, Foodie Friday, Lunch, Recipes, Snacks|0 Comments

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

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

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. […]

By | May 19th, 2017|Basics, Breakfast, Desserts, Food, Foodie Friday, Recipes, Snacks|0 Comments

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

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.  […]

By | May 16th, 2017|Meaning|0 Comments

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

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. […]

By | May 12th, 2017|Basics, Breakfast, Food, Foodie Friday, Recipes, Snacks|1 Comment

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

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? […]

By | May 9th, 2017|Lifestyle Medicine, Movement, Research|0 Comments

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

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! […]

By | May 5th, 2017|Breakfast, Food, Foodie Friday|0 Comments

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

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. […]

By | May 2nd, 2017|Breast cancer, Empowerment, Research|0 Comments

Prize-winning marmalade granola recipe | 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. […]

By | April 28th, 2017|Breakfast, Food, Foodie Friday|1 Comment

Cow and goat milk estrogen levels | Does it matter?

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.   […]

By | April 25th, 2017|Breast cancer, Food, prostate cancer, Research|1 Comment

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

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! […]

By | April 21st, 2017|Breakfast, Food, Foodie Friday, Recipes|1 Comment

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

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

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

By | April 14th, 2017|Food, Foodie Friday|0 Comments

Lifestyle medicine lessons from baby E | Reminders for better health

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 [...]

By | April 11th, 2017|Lifestyle Medicine|0 Comments

Kombucha – cocktail and soda pop alternative? | Foodie Friday

Kombucha. Kom-boo-cha. I have to admit that I resisted trying kombucha because I didn't like the name. It was intimidating to me. The name made me think it would taste bad. Like drinking liquefied nastiness or medicine. I didn’t even [...]

By | April 7th, 2017|Food, Foodie Friday, Uncategorized|0 Comments

What should my plate look like? ANH Healthful eating guidelines

I’m sure you are familiar with graphics of “food plates” or the food pyramids, designed to help us figure out what we should eat each day. Some are more helpful than others!  One of the ones I like is the Food4Health guidelines from the Alliance for Natural Health. So take a look and see what you think.  […]

By | April 4th, 2017|Food, Lifestyle Medicine, vitamins and minerals|0 Comments

Websites to check | breastcancer.org

Breastcancer.org is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing the most reliable, complete, and up-to-date information about breast cancer.  Their mission is to help women and their loved ones make sense of the complex medical and personal information about breast health [...]

By | March 31st, 2017|Breast cancer, website review|0 Comments

WISDOM study | Helping redefine Breast Cancer screening for the future

A new study, the Wisdom Study, is currently recruiting women to figure out the best approach to Breast Cancer (BC) screening and how to improve it. Let’s find out more about it.  […]

By | March 28th, 2017|Breast cancer, Research|0 Comments
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