Anti-Cancer Foods: Holy Crucifers The Key is How you Cook them

November 2013 update: Please read the groundbreaking news about crucifers! Along with vegetables from the Allium family, cruciferous ones TOP the list of foods that fight cancer:  Broccoli sprouts and broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, cabbage, kale, collards, mustard greens, arugula, … Continue reading

#AICR19 Takeaway: Change Your Metabolism

The evidence is clear, says the American Institute of Cancer Research (AICR), the team of scientists who’ve been studying nutrition’s role in cancer for more than three decades.    Excess body fat, particularly the kind that accumulates around the belly, … Continue reading

Your Plantastic Kitchen®: How to Tame Your Naughty Testosterone

Psst, men–and all of you who care about men, growing boys or your own hormonal balance.  How’s your DHT? That’s the powerful male hormone driving adolescent acne, then early hair loss, then later in life,

Anti-Cancer Diets: Why I’m Ditching Brazil Nuts

As if Brazil didn’t have enough to worry about, now comes a new study that exposes the shady side of selenium. The selenium in Brazil nuts, it turns out, is not the kind associated with anti-cancer qualities. 

Part 2: What’s on and Off your Anti-Cancer Platter? Legumes for Long Life!

July 2016 update: A new study in mice and 19 men by longevity researcher Luigi Fontana found that restricting daily protein to 7 to 9 percent of calories improved their metabolic health.   Legumes–beans, peas and lentils — are the #1 … Continue reading

Visit Zester Daily

Check out some of my articles on nutrition and cancer published by Zester Daily, an award-winning website out of Los Angeles, California.   How to Get the Most out of  Alliums  (made the New York Times Diner’s Journal, What We’re Reading) … Continue reading

Anti-Cancer Diets: What’s the Deal with Dairy?

2018 Update: For a fascinating look at how milk’s software disrupts key genes and thus drives the uncontrolled cell growth that we call “cancer,”  read this interview with German dermatologist Dr. Bodo Melnik as well as his recent publication.   I’ve … Continue reading

Anti-Cancer Foods: Serve Up Some Fermentable Fiber

October 2015 update: Scientists are continuing to identify various food sources of fermentable fiber, including sources of “pre-biotic” fermentable fiber–the kind that provides the healthy bacteria for your gut to ferment. I’ll be updating this list as new studies come … Continue reading

Anti-Cancer Diet: Which Foods Target Cancer Stem Cells?

Here’s your 2014 New Year’s bounty: a heads up on what I’m betting will become one of the hottest topics in anti-cancer research– foods and dietary components that can alter cancer stem cells.  

Anti-Cancer Foods: Microgreens, Baby Green Warriors

Have you added microgreens to your anti-cancer foods list? They’re not cheap, but ounce for ounce, these tiny first leaves of edible seedlings boast lots more nutrients than their mature counterparts.  And the best part :

Anti-Cancer Recipes: Should you Cook Cabbage?

November 2013 update: Please read the groundbreaking news about crucifers! Scientists have recently discovered that lightly steamed cabbage has more anti-cancer compounds than raw cabbage (with one exception:  qing gin cai is best raw)–and that you can cook any cabbage … Continue reading

How to Eat Out on an Anti-Cancer Diet

Sure, we’re trying to stick to an anti-cancer diet, but we still have to enjoy ourselves, right? And that means eating in restaurants every so often, indulging in some Kaeng Red (Red Thai curry, pictured here), but hold the chicken, lots … Continue reading

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We’re almost there.  “How to Create Your Plantastic Kitchen®” will be launching soon in digital format. Think of it as your clove-scented fire extinguisher to extinguish the underlying inflammation that causes modern disease.   You’ll get Plantastic Superstars–How to Choose and Use Them … Continue reading

Anti-Cancer Recipe/Contest: Watercress

Today, we’re adding a new feature to the site:  We give you the anti-cancer ingredient; you give us your best recipe. This week, the star is watercress, a crucifer with a strong bite, both nutritionally and in its peppery taste.  

Anti-Cancer Foods: Crucifer Cooking Tips, Take Two

November 2013 update: Please read the groundbreaking news about crucifers! Cruciferous veggies may seem tough on the outside, but as we talked about in the first post on these anti-cancer wonders, they’re highly sensitive to boot. If you don’t handle them properly, their magic powers could literally evaporate. … Continue reading

Anti-Cancer Strategies: Countering Radiation

Taking CT scans or radiation treatments? Confused about what to eat in the wake of  Japan’s quake? ● For starters, try miso soup, prescribed by Japanese doctors for radiation poisoning after Hiroshima and Nagasaki.  Miso is made by fermenting barley, … Continue reading

Anti-Cancer Recipes: Broccoli Puttanesca

A tasty dinner, in 20 minutes … Forget the pasta. It’s loaded with carbs, which wreak havoc with your blood sugar–and you probably know by now that sugar metabolism has been linked to cancer growth.  Here, broccoli flowers stand in … Continue reading