Your Anti-Cancer Mother’s Day Gift: Myricetin

walnuts public domainMyricetin 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.  

Continue reading

Anti-Diabetes is Anti-Cancer: And Butter is not Back

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.  

Choo choo on that! Continue reading

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

anti-cancer diets and Brazil nutsAs 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.  Continue reading

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

anti-cancer news salmon FukushimaMay 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 carrying Fukushima’s cesium has started hitting North America’s Pacific northwest. How safe are our fish? 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 Oceanographic Institute scientist has been stating publicly for months now.

How to Eat Out on an Anti-Cancer Diet

anti cancer Eat out Thai currySure, 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 of broccoli, please. Continue reading

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

This article first appeared in Huffington Post Canada.

And the winner is…

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 Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans. And if you don’t like pink, then sockeye — yes, even in cans — is also a healthy choice, assuming you select the right cans. Continue reading

Should you Worry about Toxins in your Tuna?

This week scientists announced they’d found small amounts of Fukushima radiation in tuna caught off California’s coast. Any reason to worry?

Read the long answer in my piece on Huff Post Canada.

The short one? Continue reading

Anti-Cancer Recipes: Ricky’s Perfect Raw Veggie Juice

anti cancer juicing recipe

Ever notice how all the veggie juice recipes have you throwing in something sweet?  Apples? Beets? Loads of carrots? Well, toss that taste for sweet out of your lifestyle. On the contrary, we’re trying to ignore our addiction to sugars and carbs til it vanishes. Kaput.   

So how, then, do you make green juice tasty?

Anti-Cancer Recipe: Salmon Patties To Live For

anti cancer recipe salmon patties

photo courtesy of http://www.jitterycook.com

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 awaiting you in cyberspace.  Here’s a good one: Continue reading

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

salmon says anticancer patties 2 cans

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 ” says Australian researcher Dr. Paul Cavuoto.  Animal muscle is rich in methionine. A half a small can of salmon has around 700 mg.  If you have cancer, limit animals, including salmon.      

Pink salmon–yes, the trash salmon you find in cans– is the cleanest species, according to research by Canadian scientists, and two small cans a week will satisfy omega 3 recommendations.

How about canned sockeye?   Continue reading

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

And the winner is?

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 ” says  Australian researcher Dr. Paul Cavuoto.  Animal  muscle is rich in methionine. A 3.5 ounce portion of salmon has just under 800 mg. In other words, if you have cancer, limit animals, including salmon.      

 

 

At last!   Here are my recommendations for which salmon to choose and how much of it. If you’re in a rush, just skip down to the “Final Answer.”                                                    

Continue reading

Anti-Cancer Recipe: Ginger Tea for Nausea and Other Woes

anti-cancer and anti-nausea ginger teaWhen you were a kid and feeling queasy, did your mom indulge you with ginger ale? Not a bad hunch, but in many societies, there’s a much more indigenous way of spelling relief: Make ginger tea.

As you know from the post on inflammation, ginger is the great equalizer. It quells inflammation and soothes heartburn, upset stomach and nausea.  What’s the key to preparing it? Continue reading

Anti-Cancer Foods: Sauerkraut, Butyrate,Yum

 

sauerkraut anti-cancer

Warm sauerkraut with mustard and other goodies

Like other fermented foods, sauerkraut contains hefty amounts of beneficial bacteria—and those bacteria turn the fiber you eat into butyrate, a powerful fatty acid.

Continue reading

Anti-Cancer Strategies: Squelching Inflammation!

anti cancer ginger on fire

Ginger root seems to help smoulder inflammation associated with cancer.

Inflammation “contributes to tumor proliferation,  angiogenesis, metastasis and resistance to hormonal and chemotherapy.”—cancer researchers, 2009

Continue reading

Anti-Cancer Foods: Cherries and Estrogen

anti cancer cherries in snow

Cherries from Chili spotted in Canada in January. Worth breaking the "eat local" guidelines?

Next time you need a nibble on something sweetish, grab a handful of fresh tart cherries. They could help control your estrogen levels.

Continue reading

Anti-Cancer Shopping Tip: Which Stock to Stock?

anti-cancer veggie stock

What’s hiding in commercial stock?

Working too hard to find time to make your own stock from scratch?  Before you grab a substitute, check out the ingredient list. Continue reading