“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!)  […]

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. […]

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.  […]

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! […]

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. […]

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. […]

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. […]

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! […]

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! […]

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? […]

Kombucha – cocktail and soda pop alternative? | Foodie Friday

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

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 [...]

What should my plate look like? ANH Healthful eating guidelines

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

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.  […]

The natto challenge

By | March 17th, 2017|Food, Foodie Friday, Uncategorized, vitamins and minerals|

If you’ve read Ruth’s recent posts about K2, you’ll know that it has the almost miraculous ability to move calcium out of blood vessels (where it is not welcome) and into bones (where it is definitely welcome). You might also [...]

Homemade organic, unsweetened yogurt | Foodie Friday

By | March 10th, 2017|Basics, Food, Foodie Friday, Uncategorized|

We talk a lot about non-dairy products, including yogurt. In last week’s post, I reviewed some commercially available yogurts. I wasn’t wild about some of them, mainly because of the sweetness. When I was searching for a non-dairy yogurt some [...]

Vitamin K2 sources | How much do we need?

By | March 7th, 2017|Food, vitamins and minerals|

We learned in last week’s blog post how vitamin K2 is a calcium mover in the body and can help with both osteoporosis and atherosclerosis. Let’s check a little more into Vitamin K2 sources, both food and supplements, and see how much we need to get these beneficial effects.  […]

A closer look at…non-dairy yogurts | Foodie Friday

By | March 3rd, 2017|Basics, Breakfast, Desserts, Food, Foodie Friday, Recipes, Snacks|

Congratulations! You’ve decided to reduce the amount of dairy in your diet by replacing your usual cow’s milk yogurt with a non-dairy alternative. It’s a hard decision to make, and you deserve a lot of credit. Now that you’ve made the decision, how do you take the next step? […]

Vitamin K2 | The little-known powerful calcium carrier

By | February 28th, 2017|Food, vitamins and minerals|

You are not alone if you’ve never heard of Vitamin K2. Maybe you’ve heard of “Vitamin K” as the coagulation vitamin – but that is mainly the job of Vitamin K1. Vitamin K2 seems to be a big secret! So let’s get talking about it and see how important it is for getting calcium to the places in the body where we want it.   […]

Smoothies – a healthy meal replacement | Foodie Friday

By | February 24th, 2017|Basics, Breakfast, Dinner, Food, Foodie Friday, Lunch, Recipes, Snacks, Uncategorized|

In today’s post, we’ll look at how a smoothie can help support you when you have no appetite or aren’t eating much. This smoothie will give you good nutrition and tide you over until you’re feeling more like your normal self. […]

Smoothies – an everyday treat | Foodie Friday

By | February 17th, 2017|Basics, Food, Foodie Friday, Recipes, Snacks|

Make mine green, or red, or brown, or… Like snowflakes, no two smoothies are exactly alike. Even when made to the same recipe, there are so many variables that change the end result – the size of a handful of leafy greens, the sweetness of a berry, the freshness of a carrot. But no matter; like snowflakes, every home-made smoothie can be a thing of beauty. Not to mention a gift of immense flavor and goodness! […]

Storm in a coffee cup | Should we be drinking coffee?

By | February 7th, 2017|Food, Research, Sleep, Stress reduction, Sugar|

Coffee is probably the most popular beverage in the world. This is despite its history of negative research. So was that all a storm in a coffee cup? Should we or shouldn’t we drink our cup of coffee? […]

Pumpkin Seed Butter | Foodie Friday

By | December 16th, 2016|Basics, Food, Foodie Friday, Snacks, Uncategorized|

Pumpkin seed butter? Trust me, it isn't as weird as it might sound, and it's a powerhouse of goodness. Ruth’s recent post about magnesium might have been an eye-opener for you...magnesium deficiency is associated with seven of the top nine causes [...]

Healthy holiday gift ideas

By | December 6th, 2016|Food, Lifestyle Medicine, Love, Play|

Tis the season! For giving and receiving…sharing and caring…eating too much and then having regrets… But take a look at these healthy holiday gift ideas for you to give (or receive) that will keep you feeling great. […]

Personalized nutrition – instead of the best diet for humans

By | November 8th, 2016|Biomarkers, Food, Sugar|

A significant amount of what we read about diets in the media and science literature focuses on searching for the best diet that will serve us all. The focus is on the foods. Should it be paleo, pescatarian, high starch, vegan…? Yet we all know, deep down, that one size doesn’t fit all. We are all different. So why don’t we focus on the person instead of the food? One new company is helping us shift our thinking. […]

Websites to check | Nutritionfacts.org

By | November 4th, 2016|Food, Lifestyle Medicine, Research|

If you haven’t come across Dr Michael Greger and his videos on health and nutrition – you should check out his website Nutritionfacts http://nutritionfacts.org/. […]

The Blue Zones Solution | Book review

By | November 1st, 2016|Book review, Community, Food, Lifestyle Medicine, Love, Meaning, Movement, Play, Research, Sleep, Stress reduction|

The Blue Zones Solution by Dan Buettner from National Geographic was one of my favorite health books from last year. It’s inspiring subtitle is “Eating and living like the world’s healthiest people”  Dan’s research reveals how the world’s longest-lived people actually live their lives. It’s all about adding life to years, not just years to life.  […]

Practically instant minestrone | Foodie Friday

By | October 21st, 2016|Food, Foodie Friday, Recipes, Soups, Uncategorized|

This big pot of soup almost makes itself, it’s so quick from start to finish! Wonderful minestrone, that great cool-weather standby… […]

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