Can your lifestyle be as powerful as medicine? As an Integrative & Functional Cancer Dietitian I have taught for over a decade the power of food as medicine. There are countless peer-reviewed studies showing the incredible power of foods & phytonutrients to boost the immune system, target & remove cancer cells, and promote healing in the body. But what about your lifestyle? Can this be just as powerful?
One of the fundamental pillars of an anticancer diet is to eat a colorful variety of plants. Plants are full of good-for-you fiber, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytonutrients (the chemicals that produce their color). It’s these phytonutrients that are the real cancer-fighting heroes. Here is a Cooling Anticancer Summer Salad Recipe for you to enjoy!
One of the primary pillars we use in our coaching is the importance of tapping into our evolutionary systems to build resilience. Resilience is defined as an individual’s ability to maintain or restore relatively stable psychological and physical functioning even when confronted with stressful life events. The more resilient we are, the less of a negative impact stress has on our body. And when it comes to cancer, lower stress resilience has been linked to increased risk.
It’s been 3 years since I lost my Dad to cancer. I wanted to take some time to reflect on what I’ve learned these last 3 years when it comes to processing grief and fueling purpose in your life. My Dad’s story has played a very big role in the evolution of my business and in the work that I do.
Are you wanting to lose a few pounds…or maybe a lot of pounds? If so, you’re definitely not alone. More than ⅔ of Americans (and more than 50% of adults globally) are either overweight or obese; many of whom are actively trying to lose weight. We’ve all been told that being overweight or obese will […]
Uncover these 3 common myths about how to eat during cancer treatment so you can accelerate your recovery and feel better fast.
By: Guest Blogger Priya Padmanabhan Receiving a cancer diagnosis, moving through treatment, and getting through the journey can feel like conquering Mount Everest. That hike up and down the mountain is unique to each person. As a breast cancer thriver, I can vouch for that. In this article, I will share how self-care routines, specifically […]
As we enter the Spring Season here in the Northern Hemisphere it’s the perfect time to start adding more leafy greens to your diet. In addition to adding a healthy dose of nutrients & antioxidants to your body, leafy greens also help to nourish the liver and support detoxification. Of course I’m a fan of […]
Today I want to share with you my “3 Pillars of Healing”. These pillars are going to challenge you to go much deeper on your path towards healing and optimal health and may even change some of the beliefs you have around what it takes to heal. Creating harmony, balance, and flow on every level, physiologically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually, are the keys to healing. It’s taken me many years to see it from this framework. But after working with hundreds of clients I have learned that deep and sustained healing really does require this holistic approach. There is so much you can do to support your healing and optimize your long-term health. Let’s dive in!
I had so much fun talking with Jeanne Rosner, MD and the SOUL Food Salon folks all about “Nourishing The Immune System” this month. Were you able to join us? I’d love to hear what you thought if you were there! It’s sort of a strange thing to talk to a computer and imagine all the people […]
After a LOT of hard work behind the scenes this last year, I’m so excited to announce that my new book, “The Cancer Diet Cookbook”, is finally here and ready for purchase!! ???? In it you’ll find 100 nourishing recipes with easy-to-find ingredients that can help manage symptoms and boost immunity during and after treatment. You’ll also […]
There are certain questions and assumptions that I hear over and over when it comes to building the best diet for cancer recovery or prevention. My goal is to bring clarity to as many of these confusing topics as possible. Today I want to discuss the following assumption: “Gluten and dairy are toxic foods that […]
We LOVE breakfast in my house. It’s just as important of a meal as lunch and dinner and honestly might trump lunch. No quick bowl of cereal or toast for us. I grew up loving instant oatmeal with brown sugar. As I got older I started making the real deal with rolled oats and eventually […]
I was a child of the 80’s. Both of my parents worked outside of the home while my sister and I were bouncing around from school to swim practice to homework. We grew up with all the packaged, processed, and convenience foods that were so popular during this decade and frankly made life easier for […]
This is another family favorite and simple salad we turn to time and again in my house. The bright and zesty flavors make it perfect for summer. The lemon garlic dressing is a quick and easy recipe that you can use with many different salads. Arugula, also known as Rocket, is a dark leafy green […]
This topic is very close to my heart. As a Cancer Dietitian I know how important the quality of your diet is when you’re actively healing from cancer. And yet I hear all the time how people are being told by their well-meaning oncology team that… “Diet doesn’t matter” “Eat whatever you want” “Now is […]
If you’ve scrolled around my blog a bit you’ve probably already noticed how much I love eggs. Of course nothing beats the eggs my chickens used to lay for us. We haven’t had any chickens now for the last couple of years as we were moving around a bit. But now that we’ve settled again […]
One of the strategies we brought in right from the beginning during my Dad’s cancer journey was supplement support. Thankfully his oncologist had been on board with that plan and allowed him to add supplements to his treatment regimen right from the start. Unfortunately though this is not the case with all oncologists. In fact […]
This is another delicious and easy way to enjoy fish. It takes a bit longer, an hour from start to finish, but in the end you have a complete and yummy meal all in one dish. I also love that it takes advantage of spring asparagus that is so perfect right now as well as […]
It’s been five weeks since we began our quarantine here in France. And the French president announced last week that we will continue the confinement for at least another three weeks. In the past few months since this pandemic began in China we are slowly but surely learning more about the virus plus how to […]