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. […]

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.  […]

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.  […]

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. […]

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. […]

Is tamoxifen right for you? New genetic-based guidelines help answer the question

By | April 10th, 2018|Biomarkers, Breast cancer, Cancer prevention, detoxification, Empowerment, nutrigenetics, nutrigenomics, Research|

New international guidelines have been published about how genetics guide Tamoxifen use, specifically polymorphisms in the gene CYP2D6. Let’s see what our genes can tell us. […]

Thyroid stimulating hormone levels and Melanoma

By | March 27th, 2018|Cancer prevention, disease prevention, In remission, In treatment, Just diagnosed, Just finished treatment|

The thyroid gland is in our neck and most melanomas are skin cancers.  So is there really a connection between these two things? Let’s take a look at the research on TSH and melanoma. […]

Enjoy pomegranates six different ways | Beyond fresh pomegranate and juice.

By | March 2nd, 2018|Cancer prevention, disease prevention, Food, Foodie Friday, Fundamentals on Fridays, New Food Friday, vitamins and minerals|

Our fresh pomegranate season is short. It’s normally November through February. Pomegranates are one of the few fruits that we can’t get year round. Find out six different ways you can use pomegranates so you can reap their health benefits year round.  […]

Pomegranate health benefits and nutritional facts | Why we should be eating more pomegranates

By | February 23rd, 2018|Breast cancer, Cancer prevention, disease prevention, Food, Fundamentals on Fridays, vitamins and minerals|

Pomegranates are such beautiful fruits. That wonderful ruby color of their seeds/arils. I love using them in both savory and sweet dishes for that rich color and jewel-like appearance. But they are so much more than pleasant to look at. They are packed with nutrients and micronutrients, providing a wide range of health benefits. […]

Brussels Sprouts Hash & Eggs recipe | Foodie Fridays

By | January 26th, 2018|Breakfast, Cancer prevention, detoxification, disease prevention, Food, Foodie Friday, Lunch, Recipes, Snacks|

Brussels Sprouts are a great winter vegetable. Here’s a way to use them for breakfast, brunch or lunch – as a hash with some eggs.  […]

Play social games for brain health and more

By | January 16th, 2018|Cancer prevention, Community, disease prevention, Immune system, Lifestyle Medicine, Meaning, Play|

We’re all familiar with the concept of doing puzzles to help support our brain health, especially as we age. But why not add another dimension and make it social.  Play a game with someone else instead of a solitary activity, and there will be many more gains.  […]

Power vegetable drink | Elevate V8 juice to V10-S2-F1 power drink to get your daily veggies

By | January 12th, 2018|Basics, Cancer prevention, disease prevention, Food, Foodie Friday, Immune system, In remission, In treatment, Just diagnosed, Just finished treatment, Lifestyle Medicine, Recipes, Snacks, vitamins and minerals|

I think we all know that eating vegetables is good for us. All that fiber, vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients. But sometimes it’s difficult to eat as many as we want in a day.  How about taking V8 juice and making it better?  Today I’ll show you how to make a personalized power vegetable drink. […]

The importance of meal timing for our circadian rhythm and health

By | December 19th, 2017|Cancer prevention, disease prevention, Empowerment, Food, Lifestyle Medicine, Research|

Cues for our circadian rhythm come from our environment. The dominant cue is light and darkness. But another significant cue is the timing of eating.  Let’s find out more. […]

Using yogurt as a vehicle for other healthy foods | Foodie Friday

By | December 15th, 2017|Basics, Breakfast, Cancer prevention, Desserts, Dinner, disease prevention, Food, Foodie Friday, Lifestyle Medicine, Lunch, Recipes, Snacks, Soups, vitamins and minerals|

We often have great intentions about incorporating certain foods into our daily lives, but then can’t quite figure out how to do it. Enter the wonder vehicle – yogurt!  I know, it may sound a little odd, but I use yoghurt as a vehicle for other nutrients on a daily basis. Read on to find out more. […]

Your appendix: A safe-house for microbiota

By | November 7th, 2017|Cancer prevention, colon cancer, disease prevention, Immune system|

In school biology classes you probably learned that your appendix is vestigial – i.e., a structure that has remained through evolution but has no function.  Now we know different, and this weekend, I’ve been grateful I have mine.  […]

Understanding the real mammogram numbers | What do the risk reduction statistics really mean?

By | October 27th, 2017|Breast cancer, Cancer prevention, disease prevention, Research|

October is breast cancer awareness month. We hear that having a regular mammogram cuts the risk of dying from breast cancer by as much as 20%.  Sounds like a good reason for getting screening. But what do those numbers really mean? […]

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. […]

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. […]

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.  […]

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. […]

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