Posts Tagged "cancer"

Grammy’s Roasted Maple Acorn Squash

Posted by on Sep 16, 2013 in Blood Sugar Balance, Breakfast, Digestion, Entrees, Essential Fats, Just. Eat. Real. Food., Recipes, Vegetables & Sides | 0 comments

Grammy’s Roasted Maple Acorn Squash

Ahhh, Fall is coming . . . . Crisp mornings, warm days, and cool nights. Leaves turning brilliant colors, the rain coming back to Oregon’s landscape, and WINTER SQUASH reappearing at the market! One of my favorite childhood dinners Mom used to cook was acorn squash baked with spicy sausage, butter and maple syrup. We gobbled them up! And, as I recently found out, this is a recipe passed down from my maternal grandmother. Talk about nourishing traditions! Acorn Squash Nutritional Facts  With its bright yellow-orange flesh, acorn squash is an excellent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory...

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Call in the Cauliflower!

Posted by on Sep 11, 2012 in Blood Sugar Balance, Essential Fats, Gluten-Free, Just. Eat. Real. Food., Vegetables & Sides | 0 comments

Call in the Cauliflower!

“How’s your cruciferous vegetable intake?” asked the doctor never. When concerned with anti-aging strategies, fighting off cancer, and reducing inflammation, cruciferous vegetables should be on your plate. In general, cruciferous veggies are jam-packed with dietary benefits. They are low in calories, and high in fiber, calcium, iron, vitamins A and C, and beneficial enzymes. Crucifers contain important disease-fighting phytochemicals that may help lower your risk of cancers.

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Our Body’s Toxic Burden

Posted by on Mar 27, 2012 in Hormonal Balance | 0 comments

Our Body’s Toxic Burden

  You don’t want to think about this. . . but you have to. There are hundreds of chemicals (xenobiotics) inside you, in me, in everyone. We are exposed to a multitude of chemicals everyday in our food and water and air, yet also in the most unlikely places: Teflon and non-stick cookware, water-repellent jackets (yes, even Gore-Tex, my NW friends), shampoo, cosmetics, bath and beauty products, household cleaners, plastics, food-can linings, stain repellents on carpet, clothing and furniture, microwave popcorn bags, nail polish, dental floss, and baby’s toys. Stuff most of us use...

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Blood Orange Vinaigrette with Spicy Greens

Posted by on Feb 3, 2012 in Salads | 0 comments

Blood Orange Vinaigrette with Spicy Greens

There is nothing tastier to brighten up a meal in the dead of winter than a refreshing orange. Citrus is in abundance in supermarkets right now, but have you tried a blood orange? Grown since the 18th century in China and the Southern Mediterranean regions, blood oranges are now primarily grown in Italy, Texas and California. Along with the usual citrus notes, a  blood orange has an almost raspberry flavor though it is less acidic than most oranges. The anthocyanins – some of the strongest antioxidants available – give this fruit its crimson blood-colored flesh. Other than its...

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Are you a “Processed Person”?

Posted by on Sep 1, 2011 in Just. Eat. Real. Food. | 0 comments

Are you a “Processed Person”?

It’s not up to the government , your parents, your favorite restaurant , or your supermarket to make the lifestyle changes critical to good health. It’s up to you. Educate yourself! Don’t be a “processed person”. My friend, Jeri, has this written in the ‘About’ section of her Facebook page, Hard Core Nutrition for the Prevention of Cancer. When I commented about it, she shared this link with me for the trailer of a documentary entitled Processed People. It literally put shivers up my spine! Do you know that at least 90% of the money Americans spend on...

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