For over a decade now I’ve been guiding and supporting people moving through & beyond a cancer journey and I’ve learned A LOT about what it takes to support healing & optimal health. As you can imagine, my approach and strategies have evolved over the years to reflect this. And the “Healing Helix” is yet another evolution.
Supporting your recovery through cancer treatment is only half of the journey. Once treatment is complete we then need to shift our attention towards long-term recurrence prevention. This is a very important stage in the cancer journey and one in which conventional medicine has little to offer other than monitor and hope for the best.
A new season is upon us with new energy, new temperatures, and new practices that can help us stay aligned with the Earth. Rustic and Earth-based living are at the heart of what I teach at Ground & Root Cancer Nutrition. It is one of our pillars of optimal health to help you stay healthy and cancer-free.
Have you ever looked at your genetics? If you’ve gone through a cancer journey perhaps they ran some genetic testing to help dial in your treatment plan or determine your risk for recurrence. Or maybe you’ve completed a DNA test to learn more about your ancestry. The world of genetics is a positively fascinating place to explore.
This warm and comforting noodle soup is a powerhouse of immune boosting, anticancer goodness. Literally every ingredient in it has incredible nutritional benefits. From the anticancer mushrooms, green tea, and spices to the immune boosting broth, seaweed, and citrus. This recipe will not only delight your senses, it will nourish your cells in a deep way.
I have been supporting cancer patients and their families for over a decade. One thing that I’ve learned is that when people pull together a team of providers to support their treatment AND their wellbeing they can move through this journey with a much more positive experience.
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 […]
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