Remember all those cautions to eat crucifers raw in order to maximize their anti-cancer properties? Detest raw cauliflower and broccoli? Then this new research will change your life: Continue reading
Update: Since this article was first published, Australia’s senior research scientist, Dr. Peter Roupas, has stated publicly that it’s fine to eat button mushrooms raw. The research showing potential toxins in raw buttons was flawed, he says. That’s good news for readers who have cancer. Raw buttons (white, brown and portabello) contain a compound that binds to cancer cells and keeps them from growing, says the UK’s Dr. Yugang Lu; cooking on high heat inactivates that compound. If you do cook buttons, simmer on very low heat –not greater than 140F/60C–and consume the cooking water. The ABL seems to migrate there, Lu says.
Looking for some synergy in your anti-cancer diet? Then, take these two ingredients and—no, don’t make a tea with them. Continue reading
Ready for some anti-cancer nonsense? This weekend, the Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation is sponsoring– get this– the Montreal Cake Show! Last time I checked the anti-cancer diet books, cake was definitely off the menu.
In fact, the esteemed World Cancer Research Fund/ American Institute of Cancer Research panel of scientists just issued this proclamation: Continue reading
If you’re trying to create an anti-cancer kitchen, then remember these three numbers: Continue reading
What’s so great about this week’s anti-cancer food–plain, pungent radishes? Let’s talk methylation, for starters.
What’s wrong with this picture? Continue reading
Before you head out to the market today, take a peek at this sample anti-cancer recipe from my upcoming book, “How to Create Your Plantastic Kitchen.” Try this simple, tasty, refreshing salad– all ingredients in perfect proportions (just like the recipe’s creator).
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? Continue reading
Remember secondhand smoke—the kind you get from nearby smokers? Now it turns out that thirdhand smoke, which clings to surfaces long after the source has departed, is also deadly—maybe even more so. Continue reading
Had to share this news with you: My latest anti-cancer article for Zester Daily made the New York Times! Continue reading
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. Paul Cavuoto suggests that people with cancer should limit methionine to 1 gram a day max. That means restricing animal foods, even those with high omega 3 content. One 3 oz portion of cooked salmon has almost 700 mg–comparable to poultry and meat. Brazil nuts are also high in methionine. For more on the methionine story, read this piece, written in early 2016.
“One of the most significant medical discoveries of the 21st century is that inflammation is the common thread connecting chronic diseases,” writes Dr. Mark Hyman, author of several books on health and wellness. The conditions he’s talking about include diabetes, heart disease, obesity and even cancer, all driven by inflammatory foods in your diet. But the good news is Continue reading
I’ve got some bad news and a silver lining. Remember the Celestial Seasonings Bengal Spice herbal tea my friends and family adore? Continue reading
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 order to get its anti-cancer benefits.
Do you really know what that fat looks like? Continue reading
Pity the poor Vidalia. She’s southern and mellow, which you might find charming in a mate, but when it comes to onions and their anti-cancer and other health benefits, the harsh northern types are far superior. Continue reading
Want to sneak a few satisfying starches into your anti-cancer diet– say some hot, mushy sweet potatoes ?
Can you name 10 foods that help lower your blood sugar and thus belong in your anti-cancer diet? Continue reading
Update: Ketogenic diets may not offer the solution that scientists hoped for, but looking at how cancer cells burn fuel for energy is for sure generating insight into how cancer grows and spread. Since this article was published, some scientists have found that cancers can switch to feeding on ketones, which are generated by fat. They’ve also added some fatty acids to the list of nutrients that cancer cells may feed on. Palmitic acid, which is in coconut, may feed cancer, especially in people with certain genetic profiles. The good news is that scientists have also identified phytonutrients that keep cancer cells from using fatty acids as fuels. Among them, luteolin–present in radicchio, thyme, sage, parsley, celery flakes and seeds–is key.
Is the war on cancer now witnessing its own D-Day, a turning point in the anti-cancer fight that will change the world for good?
With the recent settlement of a major lawsuit among scientists over who owns the rights to new revolutionary approaches to managing cancer, all the experts in the field are presumably now free to talk openly—and what they’re talking about is a radical new view of the disease.
So you’ve read “Anti-Cancer Recipes: Have a Berry Merry Tea Party” and have chosen the finest tea leaves. How do you prepare the perfect cup? Continue reading
Exactly how do foods impact our ability to fight cancer? We started talking about that in Part I of The Basics. I owe you a better explanation. Continue reading
Picture your lawn in the springtime—at the beginning, a few precocious dandelions, then an army of weeds invades your space. We slay them with herbicides, we patiently dig out their roots, yet they continue to multiply.
But what if we changed the soil they grow in? What if we made that soil inhospitable to uncontrolled growth and spread? Continue reading
Who are among the world’s top experts on nutrition and cancer?
With all the blather out there in the information universe, we all know that you’re only as good as your sources. As a journalist, I’ll tap into the world’s foremost experts on cancer and nutrition, digest their thoughts and then deliver their advice atop platters of inviting recipes. I’ll tell you where the experts differ in opinion—some say no alcohol; others tout red wine, for example (Don’t believe them)– and declare my philosophical bias at the outset: If you’re fighting cancer, follow the opinion that’s the least risky. Continue reading