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Cancer, Part 2: the barnyard is happy

Sugar    We’ve talked about sugar and cancer, and while it seems nearly impossible to eliminate all glucose from our blood stream to “starve” the cancer, we don’t want to give it any extra fuel either. That doesn’t mean we should eliminate all carbohydrates from our diet. We should avoid refined grains and added sugars […]

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Cancer and Sugar: A Cautionary Tale

There is a lot of confusion about sugar and cancer.   There are many different types of cancers, with different characteristics. One thing most cancer cells have in common, though, is that they use only sugar (in the form of glucose) for fuel and not fat. Many of them have the basic machinery needed to […]

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Trust Yourself

Trust Yourself! A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure to speak at a retreat for breast cancer survivors. There are few groups more targeted by sellers of crazy health cures than women with breast cancer. As we were talking, one woman asked me if marinara sauce – the kind you put on pasta […]

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The Protein Myth

This idea that we all need more protein is a myth. We are not running around protein-deficient, despite what all the ads promoting protein drinks and bars would have you believe.  Only about 3% of adults in the United States don’t get enough protein*. The rest of us get almost twice what we need. Every […]

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The Tomatoes Are Ready!

Nothing inspires a fresh, healthy meal like tomatoes straight from the garden. We got our first batch this weekend, and I can’t wait to dig in. Some Early Girls, Romas, San Marzanos, black pearls, and a few Big Rainbows are in my basket: What to do with these gorgeous tomatoes? Good question. Here are some […]

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Boost Your Energy With a Green Smoothie!

The fastest, easiest way to boost your energy and speed healing is with a green smoothie. If you’ve never tried one, and have no intention to ever try one, hear me out. You’re thinking I’m talking about putting spinach into the old Oster blender you got as a wedding gift decades ago. And that would indeed […]

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Coloring in Soda Causes Cancer

Both Coca Cola and Pepsi are changing their formulas to avoid putting a “CANCER WARNING” label on their cans. It turns out the caramel coloring both sodas use contains ammonia sulfite, which produces a chemical called 4-methylimadazole (4-MEI) when processed – which has been shown to cause cancer in animals. In California, 29 micrograms per […]

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A Calorie is NOT a Calorie

More and more research is disproving the theory that “a calorie is a calorie, regardless of the source.” This is no surprise to many of us, who can tell by anecdotal experience that people who eat really well – and by this I mean whole, natural foods – don’t really have to count their calories […]

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Breast Cancer Research Updates

A couple of new studies came out this week that are relevant for those concerned about breast cancer. Which is practically everyone. The first study gives more evidence that eating cruciferous vegetables reduces the risk of a breast cancer recurrence. Up to 62%. This study was done in China, where they eat more of these […]

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How to Make Veggies That Taste Good

You can cook vegetables so they taste really, really good. Every time. It’s easy and works with almost every vegetable on the planet. I’m talking about roasting. If you already know the magic of roasting veggies, give yourself a high-five and share this post with all your friends. You deserve the praise. If not, keep […]

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