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Carrot cake overnight oats recipe | Vegetables for breakfast

By | August 17th, 2018|Breakfast, Fast Friday, Food, Foodie Friday, Recipes|

There is so much evidence on the health benefits of eating vegetables. I recommend to clients that they try to eat them at every meal. But breakfast can often be a stumbling block if you don’t like savory breakfasts or smoothies. One solution is this carrot cake overnight oats recipe. Give it a try. […]

Larch Arabinogalactan | A dietary fiber with additional benefits

By | August 14th, 2018|colon cancer, disease prevention, Immune system|

You probably haven’t heard of Larch Arabinogalactan (LA). But today, I’ll put that right as it is not only a good fiber source but it can also enhance the immune system. […]

Grilled carrots with cumin yogurt | Foodie Friday

By | August 10th, 2018|Basics, Dinner, disease prevention, Foodie Friday, Lunch, Recipes, vitamins and minerals|

Summertime gets us outside grilling and barbecuing. It’s lovely to get out of the kitchen and socialize as you cook. But make sure you include plenty of vegetables too. They are particularly important with grilled foods.  […]

Changing habits | Improving the worst thing about your diet

By | August 7th, 2018|disease prevention, Empowerment, Lifestyle Medicine|

Last week I wrote about how to change the worst thing about your diet. For me, the worst thing was not drinking enough water. So how did I get on? Read on to find out about my changing habits and what worked and what didn’t.  […]

Cherry chia fresca drink recipe | Foodie Friday

By | August 3rd, 2018|Basics, Fast Friday, Food, Foodie Friday, Fundamentals on Fridays, Recipes|

Try this delicious drink with the bonus of fiber and omega 3 fats from chia seeds. If cherries aren’t your thing, just choose another fruit.  […]

What’s the best and worst thing about your diet?

By | July 31st, 2018|disease prevention, Empowerment, Food, Lifestyle Medicine|

I’ll often ask a client when we first meet what the best and worst thing is about their diet. It gives me information not only on their diet but also their understanding of nutrition.  So let’s ask ourselves today and then take the next step to do something about the worst thing.  […]

Six easy ways to use nori | Incorporating seaweed into your diet

By | July 27th, 2018|Basics, Food, Foodie Friday, Fundamentals on Fridays, Recipes, Snacks, vitamins and minerals|

Maybe the only way you have ever eaten nori or seaweed is as part of sushi.  But because sea vegetables, aka seaweeds, are such great sources of minerals, they deserve a regular place in our diet. So let’s look at six easy ways to use nori – the seaweed that comes as a dried sheet.  […]

What is the best exercise?

By | July 24th, 2018|Breast cancer, Cancer prevention, Community, disease prevention, Empowerment, Lifestyle Medicine, Meaning, Movement, Stress reduction|

I am often asked the question “what is the best exercise for …..”.  Gosh, there are so many forms of exercise and so many different conditions or restrictions people have. But there is a simple answer. […]

Arame watercress salad recipe | Foodie Friday

By | July 20th, 2018|disease prevention, Food, Foodie Friday, Lunch, Recipes, vitamins and minerals|

If you haven’t used seaweed or sea vegetables before, this Arame watercress salad recipe is a nice easy way to start.  […]

Seaweed | The superfood you probably aren’t eating

By | July 17th, 2018|Cancer prevention, detoxification, disease prevention, Food, vitamins and minerals|

I walk to the beach every day…and see the slippery, slimy, fly-infested seaweed on the beach and no, my tummy does not rumble!  It is not something I even think about eating. But I do regularly sprinkle kelp granules on my food. Let’s look at why we should be eating seaweed (but not straight off the beach!). […]

Flaxseed for prostate cancer

By | July 13th, 2018|Cancer prevention, detoxification, Lifestyle Medicine, nutrigenomics, prostate cancer, Research|

Prostate cancer (PCa) affects one in six men during their lifetime. While many incidences of PCa do not require surgery or radiation, it is still important to look at dietary factors that can impact the development and progression of PCa. In fact, dietary factors should be key components of active surveillance programs for PCa. Today, let’s look at some research behind flaxseed for prostate cancer.  […]

Are you a human being or a human doing?

By | July 10th, 2018|Community, Lifestyle Medicine, Meaning, Play, Stress reduction|

It’s all too easy to focus on doing things. We have our lists whether they are written on paper, our computer/phone, or in our heads, and we need to get things done….but what about time for being? […]

Cheezy broccoli bites recipe | Dehydrated broccoli with a crunch

By | July 6th, 2018|detoxification, disease prevention, Food, Foodie Friday, Just diagnosed, New Food Friday, nutrigenomics, Recipes, Snacks, vitamins and minerals|

Dehydrated broccoli?  Hmmm. Nutritional yeast instead of cheese? Probably not an instant choice…but don’t just dismiss it.  These cheezy broccoli bites taste good and are good for you! […]

Sulforaphane from frozen or cooked cruciferous vegetables | Sharing myrosinase

By | July 3rd, 2018|Basics, Cancer prevention, detoxification, disease prevention, Food, Immune system, nutrigenomics, Recipes, vitamins and minerals|

We want the biggest bang for our efforts. And that goes for our healthy eating too. Many people aren’t keen on eating veg, so if they are making the effort, we want to make sure they get the maximum goodness out of them. Find out how to do that with cooked cruciferous vegetables.  […]

Chopped detox salad | A deep-clean meal for your body

By | June 29th, 2018|detoxification, Dinner, Fast Friday, Food, Foodie Friday, Fundamentals on Fridays, Lunch, nutrigenomics, Recipes, vitamins and minerals|

We have a cleaning system inside our bodies that works non-stop, every day to keep us healthy. But as with all cleaning systems, it needs the right equipment and supplies to do a good job. Today’s recipe for a chopped detox salad gives your body the equivalent of a good mop, soap, stain remover, and scrubber for a deep clean meal.  […]

The power of nutrigenomics | Maximize sulforaphane production from your vegetables

By | June 26th, 2018|Cancer prevention, detoxification, disease prevention, nutrigenomics, vitamins and minerals|

Sulforaphane is formed from cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and cauliflower and has many potential benefits on the body.  But how we prepare our vegetables can impact the amount of sulforaphane created. Let’s look at how to maximize sulforaphane production from our veggies. […]

Broccoli hummus recipe | A scoop of sulforaphane

By | June 22nd, 2018|Basics, detoxification, disease prevention, Food, Foodie Friday, nutrigenomics, Recipes, Snacks|

Scoop up that beneficial sulforaphane from cruciferous vegetables with this broccoli hummus recipe!  Instead of chickpeas, it uses broccoli and zucchini. […]

The power of nutrigenomics | Sulforaphane from Cruciferous vegetables

By | June 19th, 2018|Food, nutrigenomics|

We’ve all heard that eating broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, and other cruciferous vegetables is good for us, but let’s look further into how these vegetables can be beneficial. It’s a fascinating journey into the nutrigenomic potential of sulforaphane.  […]

Tulsi tea truffles recipe | Foodie Fridays

By | June 15th, 2018|Basics, Desserts, Fast Friday, Food, Foodie Friday, Recipes, Stress reduction|

In Tuesday’s blog post I mentioned Tulsi tea being likened to liquid yoga. Today here is a recipe for making truffles using Tulsi tea leaves. It can also be adapted to other types of tea. […]

Can I interest you in a cup of liquid yoga aka Tulsi tea or Holy Basil tea?

By | June 12th, 2018|Lifestyle Medicine, Stress reduction|

You may have heard of Tulsi or Holy Basil. It is an aromatic herb from the Basil family used within Ayurveda.  Scientific research is now confirming it’s beneficial effects,  leading it to be known as “liquid yoga”. Let’s find out why.  […]

Quickest nut milk recipe | Enjoy a variety of nut milks

By | June 8th, 2018|Basics, Breakfast, Food, Foodie Friday, Recipes|

Just run out of almond milk? Or you went to the local store and they didn’t have any? Here is the quickest nut milk recipe that may change your buying habits in the future. […]

Let’s get skipping again | When and why do we stop skipping?

By | June 5th, 2018|Lifestyle Medicine, Love, Meaning, Movement, Stress reduction|

Skip: move along lightly, stepping from one foot to the other with a hop or bounce.  We all skip as children so when do we stop skipping? Why do we stop skipping? Find out more and then let’s get skipping again! […]

Moving on is bittersweet | Remember First, Last, and Only

By | June 1st, 2018|Empowerment, Lifestyle Medicine, Love, Meaning|

As you are reading this on June 1st, I am moving house. Yes, today.  You should be here, giving a hand! Our new adventure begins. And as I move to a time of many “firsts”, I reflect on a month of many “lasts” and wonder what I can take from this. […]

Life lessons from Harold, our parrot

By | May 29th, 2018|Love, Meaning|

Sadly, my pet parrot Harold just died. We have been distraught. We thought he would outlive us both. It is such a shock. But in my sadness, I am trying to focus on the life lessons I can take from sharing half my life with this dear sweet bird. […]

Minted pea and avocado dip recipe | Foodie Friday

By | May 25th, 2018|Basics, disease prevention, Fast Friday, Food, Foodie Friday, Recipes, Snacks|

To end May’s month of blog dip recipes, here is a twist on guacamole: minted pea avocado dip. The addition of the peas and mint not only adds to the taste but also to the nutritional impact with lots of phytonutrients from the peas.  […]

Using saunas for depression | Can a sauna session yield lasting improvement?

By | May 22nd, 2018|Empowerment, Lifestyle Medicine, Research|

There are many limitations to the current use of antidepressants, from lack of effectiveness to difficulty in withdrawal. For many people with depression, medication isn’t the answer. There is a real need for alternatives to medications.  One such treatment that you may be surprised to read about is the anti-depressant effects of sauna use. […]

Spiced sun-dried tomato spread recipe | Foodie Friday

By | May 18th, 2018|Basics, disease prevention, Fast Friday, Food, Foodie Friday, Recipes, Snacks|

Keeping in our “dip” mode a little longer, here is the third dip – (really more of a spread) recipe this month. We’ve had beet and feta, artichoke and almond, and now this is a spiced sun-dried tomato spread. […]

Using saunas for detoxification | Sweat out those heavy metals and toxins

By | May 15th, 2018|Cancer prevention, detoxification, disease prevention, Research|

While the past couple of weeks we have looked at research regarding sauna use with specific health conditions, today let’s look at its use for more general health benefits.  I think one of the most well-recognized benefits of using saunas is for detoxification, through increasing sweating. […]

Artichoke and Almond dip recipe | Foodie Friday

By | May 11th, 2018|Basics, disease prevention, Food, Foodie Friday, Recipes, Snacks|

Last week I shared a beet and feta dip or spread recipe. In the same mode, here is an artichoke and almond dip that can also be used as a spread, or piled on a baked potato, or used in many different ways. […]

The effects of saunas on cardiovascular disease

By | May 8th, 2018|disease prevention, Empowerment, Lifestyle Medicine, Research, Stress reduction|

Last week we looked at a study investigating whether sauna use could reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. This week, let’s look at the potential effects of sauna use on cardiovascular disease (CVD). […]

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