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. […]

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.  […]

Beet and feta dip recipe | Foodie Friday

By | May 4th, 2018|disease prevention, Food, Foodie Friday, Lunch, nutrigenetics, nutrigenomics, Recipes, Snacks, vitamins and minerals|

Move over hummus. It’s time to try something new! This beet feta dip is not only vibrant in color, but also in flavor.  And it’s versatile, as it can be used as a spread too, for sandwiches, toast, or crudites. […]

Extending our Healthspan rather than lifespan | TEDxSalon in San Rafael

By | April 13th, 2018|Community, disease prevention, Empowerment, Immune system, Lifestyle Medicine, nutrigenetics, nutrigenomics, Research, Sleep, Stress reduction|

We read about many advances in medicine and lifestyle medicine research which offer the promise of extending our longevity.  But our real goal should be extending our Healthspan, rather than just lifespan. We want to increase the years we are healthy, not just add more years to our lives when we have chronic diseases. […]

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. […]

Pomegranate juice for cardiovascular health

By | February 27th, 2018|disease prevention, Food, nutrigenomics, Research|

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in adults. The majority of cardiovascular disease results from atherosclerosis.  Millions of people take medications to try to combat or prevent atherosclerosis. So why don’t we hear about the powerful effect pomegranates can have on our arteries and cardiovascular health? […]

The effect of Vitamin D levels on survival after colorectal (bowel) cancer

By | January 23rd, 2018|colon cancer, disease prevention, In remission, Just diagnosed, Just finished treatment, nutrigenetics, nutrigenomics, Research, vitamins and minerals|

Vitamin D deficiency is implicated in several common diseases, including cancer. Most cancer-related vitamin D studies focus on it’s potential in cancer prevention, but today we’ll look at the effect of vitamin D levels on recurrence of cancer – specifically colorectal cancer.  […]

Changes in our physiology during light and dark | Is artificial light disrupting our rhythm?

By | December 5th, 2017|disease prevention, Immune system, Lifestyle Medicine, nutrigenetics, nutrigenomics, Sleep|

Our body is designed to have a rhythm. Several rhythms, in fact. Some rhythms are seasonal, some relate to the moon (monthly), others coincide with the light and dark cycle of day and night. Let’s look today at what effects changes in light and dark cycle (our circadian rhythm) have on our body. Is messing with this natural cycle affecting our health? […]

Sardines : Small in size, mighty in nutrition!

By | October 31st, 2017|nutrigenetics, nutrigenomics, vitamins and minerals|

Sardines are small white fish, but they pack a mighty amount of nutrients. They are the equivalent of liver in the fish world in terms of nutritiousness!! You’ll understand the comparison if you’ve read my previous liver posts!  […]

Chicken liver pate recipe | Great source of vitamin A and B vitamins

By | October 20th, 2017|disease prevention, Food, Foodie Friday, Immune system, Lunch, nutrigenetics, nutrigenomics, Recipes, Snacks, vitamins and minerals|

I’ve written a couple of times these past few weeks on the great nutritional value of liver as a food. It is an excellent source of vitamin A and methylation nutrients.  Today I share a chicken liver pate recipe with you. […]

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.   […]

A house of many windows | Working together

By | September 5th, 2017|Biomarkers, Community, disease prevention, In remission, In treatment, Just diagnosed, Just finished treatment, Lifestyle Medicine, Love, Meaning, Movement, nutrigenetics, nutrigenomics, Play, Stress reduction|

Maybe you’ve been wondering how I work with clients and whether our working together could help you? Let’s explore this a little by looking at an analogy I use: “A house of many windows.” […]

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. […]

Nutritional Genomics | Why we need to know nutrigenomics and nutrigenetics

By | July 25th, 2017|Food, nutrigenetics, nutrigenomics, Research|

Nutrition research has traditionally focused on the assumption that all individuals have the same nutritional requirements, (although some distinction has been made for children and men vs. women). Nowadays, more and more researchers are studying nutrigenomics and nutrigenetics to see if, instead, we can create personalized nutrition for the individual.  Let’s see what this is all about. […]

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