Anti-Cancer News: Fukushima Update/How Safe are North America’s Salmon?

May 2016 update: C-137 continues to be detected in increasing amounts off the BC coastline, with the west coast of Vancouver island showing the most contamination.   Five years after the world’s most recent nuclear disaster, the plume of waters … Continue reading

Anti-Cancer Recipes: Where’s the Healthy Fat in Salmon? Surprise!

So you’ve splurged on an exquisite hunk of wild sockeye for your anti-cancer dinner–or maybe you’ve just sprung open a can, also good if you select the right brands. But you must, must, must eat the fat in salmon in … Continue reading

Salmon Says, an Anti-Cancer Investigation: What Kind is Healthiest? A Summary

This article first appeared in Huffington Post Canada. Good news for consumers: Pink salmon — yes, the cheap, trash salmon you buy in cans — is tops when it comes to cleanliness, according to research by Dr. Michael Ikonomou of … Continue reading

Anti-Cancer Recipe: Salmon Patties To Live For

The greatest quality is seeking to serve others. –a Buddhist thought And serving them salmon patties for breakfast is the greatest way to kick the morning carb habit. Salmon for breakfast? It’s a Martha Stewart favorite. Loads of recipes are … Continue reading

Salmon Says, an Anti-Cancer Investigation What Kind is Healthiest? Part 6: Canned Salmon

January 2016 update: New research suggests that restricting the amino acid methionine may be a very important anti-cancer and anti-aging strategy.   “ If I had cancer, I would certainly seek to restrict methionine in my diet, probably to 1 gram a day … Continue reading

Salmon Says, an Anti-Cancer Investigation What Kind is Healthiest? Part 5: Conclusions!

January 2016 update: New research suggests that restricting the amino acid methionine may be a very important anti-cancer and anti-aging strategy.   “ If I had cancer, I would certainly seek to restrict methionine in my diet, probably to 1 … Continue reading

Salmon Says, an Anti-Cancer Investigation: Part 4. How Healthy is Farmed Atlantic? Organic?

Now let’s turn this anti-cancer investigation to farmed Atlantic salmon and the countries that produce it: Norway, the largest producer, Scotland, Ireland and other European countries, Chile, Canada and to a smaller degree, the US. All of these countries are … Continue reading

Salmon Says, an Anti-Cancer Investigation: Part 3. Radiation and the Wild Pacific

Author’s Note: This piece was posted in March 2012. Since that time, we have been learning more and more about the extent of damage caused by the March 2011 Fukushima disaster. I am revisiting the effects of that devastating incident … Continue reading

Salmon Says, an Anti-Cancer Investigation: What Kind is Healthiest? Part 2. A Look at the Wild Pacific

With all the hoopla that surfaced in the mid 2000s about PCBs in farmed salmon plus the concerns about its environmental impact, health guru Dr. Andrew Weil and many others have been touting wild Alaskan salmon as your premium choice.  … Continue reading

Salmon Says, an Anti-Cancer Investigation: What Kind is Healthiest? Part 1. Meet the Many Species

January 2016 update: New research suggests that restricting the amino acid methionine may be a very important anti-cancer and anti-aging strategy.   “ If I had cancer, I would certainly seek to restrict methionine in my diet, probably to 1 … Continue reading

Ring Around the Belly: 5 Keys to Ringing out the Old

Is it my imagination or has Pillsbury’s Dough Boy shed a bit of belly fat? Wonder what he’s been eating for lupper?

2016: What’s on and off your Anti-Cancer Platter?

What’s the latest advice that scientists are dishing out for your anti-cancer diet? off the platter: suspect proteins on the platter: plant proteins, but which ones and how much? on the platter: flavonoids Read the backstory first to enhance tonight’s … Continue reading

Anti-Cancer Diets and the Pitfalls of Plants: Copper and Zinc

Yes, a plant-based diet is great for fighting cancer because plants contain all sorts of anti-cancer compounds, but heed the traps: Too much copper and too little zinc, often a result of plant-only diets, can fuel cancer—as well as make you … 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 Update: Should you Worry about Fish from Japan? Summer 2013

Every so often in this anti-cancer food blog, I update you on Japan’s food supply post Fukushima. Not surprisingly, the inspection results are showing that certain fish are troublesome. Want to know which ones?

Anti-Cancer Strategies: Top 10 Foods to Decrease Inflammation

Note: Since this article first appeared in 2013, research has revealed that the amino acid methionine may fuel cancer. Uniquely among amino acids, it causes cells to produce free radicals of oxygen as they burn it for energy. Researcher Dr. … Continue reading

Fukushima Update: Still Fishy

A year and a half post disaster and contamination levels in nearby fish are not declining as should be expected, reports marine chemist Dr. Ken Buesseler in an article for Science magazine. We need to know why, the Woods Hole … Continue reading

Anti-Cancer Recipes: Beware the Roasted Chicken

Yikes. I’m sorry to have to tell you this, but you might want to reconsider Grandma’s precious recipe. Roasted chicken, it turns out, is more pro- than anti-cancerous. Here are two reasons why:

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