When you are first learning about the concepts of anti-cancer nutrition it can be a challenge to figure out how to shop and prepare meals for yourself. With two-thirds of cancer patients searching for nutrition advice online, where do they go to get ... [Read More]
Fight Cancer: Chew (or Juice) Brassicas!
I was no fan of broccoli when I was a kid. My mom used to have to serve it to me with melted cheese just so that I would eat it (pssst, don't tell my mom, but I used to feed it to our family dog under the table before the cheese ... [Read More]
A Medicinal Mushroom Warning (Cordyceps Sinensis)…Buyer Beware!
I recently discovered a very alarming issue surrounding one of the most commonly used medicinal mushrooms, Cordyceps sinensis (CS.) It has been marketed and prescribed for years for its’ immune-stimulating effects (as well as, anti-cancer, ... [Read More]
You Want Multivitamins? Here, Eat This.
In my last post I boasted that I would give you a recipe which would put any multivitamin tablet to shame; here it is. This may be the most nutrient-dense, vitamin-packed, mineral-rich, cancer-protective recipe I know. First, this fish stew ... [Read More]
In Praise of Fungi
Did you know that Japanese mushroom farmers are half as likely to develop stomach cancer as their non-mushroom-growing neighbors? (1) This may be due to the fact that they regularly eat the mushrooms they cultivate and benefit from the ... [Read More]
Pears: Underrated Nutritional Superstars
This fall, instead of gravitating towards apples (I know -- they're so much easier to love: ripening more predictably in our fruit bowls, traveling better without bruising, simultaneously offering tart crunch and creamy flesh, and coming in a wide ... [Read More]
Grilled eggplant slices act as the “pizza crust” onto which you can pile any number of vegetables, nuts, fish, seeds, olives, capers, cheeses, etc. The version below contains seven vegetables (including those used to make the sauce)! As an added ... [Read More]
Fruity Breakfast Lentils
The second dish in our "A Recipe A Day To Keep Cancer Away" initiative that will be running through the whole month of October. This vegan lentil stew -- inspired by the classic Indian dish "dal" -- makes a surprisingly satisfying breakfast: It’s ... [Read More]
Anti-Cancer Nutrition: Dietary Fats 101
By Conner Middelmann-Whitney and Brian Lawenda M.D. Fats are the most controversial and misunderstood macronutrients in the human diet. Vilified for the past four decades as “artery-clogging”, fattening and inflammatory, fat has become a pariah ... [Read More]
Foods to Fight Cancer and the “Five Golden Rules”
Dr Richard Beliveau (author of one of my favorite books, Foods to Fight Cancer) spoke at the 2012 Union for International Cancer Control World Cancer Congress. Here are his key points Not all fruits and vegetables protect against cancer; ... [Read More]
Exercise and Cancer 101: Why You Should Just Do It!
Why is exercise so important: Exercise reduces your risk of developing cancer. Exercise during and after cancer treatment may reduce your risk of cancer recurrence and progression. Exercise improves quality of life in cancer patients and ... [Read More]
Mushrooms: Promising natural anti-cancer and immune modulatory effects
The medicinal use of mushrooms have been employed for over 3,000 years in the treatment of many conditions. Hundreds of peer-reviewed studies have been published indicating the wide-range of positive health effects of fungi (click on this link to see ... [Read More]
*New* 2010 USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans: Reduce your risk of cancer development, recurrence and progression.
The USDA published its' updated dietary guidelines in late January 2011. The latest USDA dietary recommendations incorporates most of the same recommendations that are touted under different names: "Heart healthy diet" "Anti-cancer ... [Read More]
Curcumin (a natural compound in curry) enhances the effects of chemotherapy
Multiple studies have demonstrated the anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory effects of curcumin, a natural compound found in the yellow spice, turmeric (used in curry.) Research seems very promising suggesting that adding supplemental curcumin (likely ... [Read More]