I'm a freelance health journalist and disability activist and once upon a time, practiced entertainment lawyer with a large NYC firm. I turned to plant-based medicine more than a decade ago--when a slow-growing form of ovarian cancer, first diagnosed in my late 30s, recurred. A typical Virgo, I've since been devouring the science on how nutrition prevents and promotes disease. Check out my blogs--Eat and Beat Cancer and Glowing Older®, tips on how to look and feel your finest. Stay tuned for "How to Create Your Plantastic Kitchen®," launching soon. Good health, long life to you all.
Cancer cells thrive on certain fuels–including glucose and glutamine, two key elements that you must inhibit in your anti-cancer diet. We’ve talked ad nauseum about glucose. But what about glutamine, an amino acid, a building block of protein? Continue reading →
Myricetin may not yet grace your doctor’s anti-cancer tool kit, but put it on your prescription pad. Among all the phytonutrients, it’s what I call “plantastic”– blessed with a chemical structure that works some anti-cancer wonder.
Today, on World Diabetes Day, it’s time to set the record straight: The cause of Type 2 diabetes and its precursor, insulin resistance, is saturated fats. They muck up your cells and the ability of your cells to use insulin.