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Monday Swap it Up #1

A friend who is very smart said to me the other day: “If you did a weekly switch this for a healthier that type of post, I’d be all over it.” So the Monday Swap it Up was born – although it was hoping for a jazzier name. We’ll start with the one you hear […]

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A New Class!!

Hello! I just put up my newest baby, a course called Nutrition for Cancer Survivors. Snazzy, I know! If you can think of a jazzier name, leave me a comment. I put all my research from the past several years in this course, and made it easy to use and affordable. Because one of my […]

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Calcium and Vitamin D Fight Melanoma

Many of you have heard of the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) study currently going on. Its a long term study of tens of thousands of women, focusing on their lifestyle and what may influence any health problems they develop. One of the benefits of these big studies is that scientists can pull out pockets of […]

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Tomato and Watermelon Salad

In the spirit of Independence Day, here is a fabulous salad that will make you most popular at your next potluck. Yes, it seems strange to put tomatoes and watermelon together, but the result is divine. And full of lycopene, which will protect your skin from all that summer sun. 😉 It is also gluten-free, […]

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How to cook greens 1

Hello all. We are in the middle of summer planting here, and I am looking at my fabulous Swiss chard plants from last year which are still going strong. This green is so easy to grow, looks great in the garden, and produces all year long here in Southern California. Even if you live in […]

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Research made cows happy

We finally have some real answers to how the Atkins-style high animal protein/low carb diets effect our health in the long term. This took so long because, unfortunately, to find out how diets effect  our health 20 years down the road, we actually have to wait 20 years for the study to be finished. I’m […]

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Green tea magic

I was looking through an old (February, 2010) issue of the Journal of the American College of Nutrition and found  an article I had marked to read “later.” And yes, miracle of miracles, “later” actually came.  See what good things can come from finding an excuse not to mop the floor? Anyway, this research study […]

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Eat to Beat the Heat

There is a lot of talk going around about Eating Seasonally. Which means eating what is grown in your area when it is at its peak, instead of eating the same things year-round and just flying them in from another part of the world when they are not in season locally. Research is producing more […]

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Aspirin reduces breast cancer recurrence

A new study that investigated whether or not aspirin had any effect on breast cancer recurrence or death from breast cancer was just published. The stats: over 4,000 nurses who were diagnosed with breast cancer were enrolled in the study. Starting at one year after diagnosis, the study researchers tracked their aspirin use. Those women […]

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Reducing Your Risk of Cancer

I was at a professional conference recently, and one of the sales booths caught my eye. Their promotional header read something like “Pesticides Don’t Cause Cancer.” This was rather shocking to me, since this was the annual conference of a very respected nutrition organization. When I investigated further (which was why they used such a […]

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