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.  […]

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. […]

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. […]

Health benefits of sauna use | Finnish sauna culture

By | April 24th, 2018|detoxification, disease prevention, Immune system, Lifestyle Medicine, Stress reduction|

Most people don’t like to get hot, apart from when on a sunny vacation. We work hard to keep our environment pretty well controlled. But periodically increasing our core temperature is actually healthful. Saunas are a great way to do this.  Let’s find out more. […]

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. […]

How much copper do we need? Can we get it from food?

By | March 16th, 2018|detoxification, disease prevention, Food, vitamins and minerals|

Earlier in the week, I wrote about the importance of copper for our health. It is involved in so many areas of our metabolism and health. We also covered copper deficiency and what symptoms are associated with it. Today we’ll look at how much copper we need and good copper food sources. […]

The importance of copper | Signs of copper deficiency

By | March 13th, 2018|detoxification, disease prevention, Immune system, vitamins and minerals|

Copper is essential for the functioning of our bodies. It is required for over 30 different chemical reactions including our antioxidant defense system. Copper deficiency is now seen to be more common than previously thought.  […]

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.  […]

Sardine patties | A great way to include sardines in your weekly meal plan

By | November 3rd, 2017|detoxification, Dinner, disease prevention, Food, Foodie Friday, Lunch, Recipes|

Sardines are a healthy, economical food choice. Yet we often struggle with how to incorporate them into our weekly diets.  Many people get stuck and bored with sardines on toast. So here is a recipe for sardine patties. Try it and include it with your everyday recipes for a boost of anti-inflammatory nutrients. […]

Liver : A key food source of methylation nutrients

By | October 3rd, 2017|detoxification, disease prevention, Food, Immune system, nutrigenetics, nutrigenomics, vitamins and minerals|

It’s seldom that I write about meat. All those lovely vegetables that have great vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients in them. Then there’s fish for anti-inflammatory omega 3 fats. But today I’m focusing on a meaty nutrient powerhouse – liver.   […]

You say potato, I say sweet potato! Is the nutritional content more important than the individual eating it?

By | August 8th, 2017|Biomarkers, detoxification, disease prevention, Food, nutrigenetics, nutrigenomics, vitamins and minerals|

Today we are going to look at the differences between the nutritional content of regular potatoes compared to sweet potatoes. And then take a look at the individual eating it. The importance of the person is all too often neglected. Personalized nutrition looks at the individual, the food, and more.   […]

Coffee, gene polymorphisms, and heart attack risk

By | August 1st, 2017|detoxification, disease prevention, Food, nutrigenetics, nutrigenomics|

We all know people who can drink coffee late at night and still sleep soundly. Then there are those who can hardly tolerate half a cup of coffee. This range of effects is influenced by variations in a gene (polymorphisms), that affect the speed of caffeine metabolism. But these polymorphisms may affect more than just sleep and the jitters. Studies are finding that they may affect the risk of heart attack. […]

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. […]

Skin Deep and Think Dirty | Apps for your health

By | January 31st, 2017|App review, detoxification, Empowerment|

It is estimated that women are exposed to 168 chemicals every day through their beauty and personal products. “Skin Deep” by Environmental Working Group (ewg.org) and “Think Dirty” are two mobile Apps that can help us figure out if these products contain harmful ingredients and allergens.  […]

Detoxification every day, not just in January

By | January 24th, 2017|detoxification|

The British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT), of which I am a Registered Nutritional Therapist, have released the above infographic/poster about detoxification.  Perfect timing, as many people think January is the month for detox.  But, hang on a minute.  We need more than a blitz of detox in January. As the poster suggests, we should be focusing on detoxifying every single day. […]

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