03 Nov 2015
in food, health, Main dishes, recipes
Tags: antioxidants, cancer, dairy, meat, meatballs, pork, red meat, turkey, WHO
Traditional cooking, with a healthier outlook
The WHO’s stand on meat
The World Health Organization (WHO) has just sent shock waves through the earth’s stratosphere. What they said was something that anybody who has been following nutrition news in the past few years already knew.
WHO news: Processed meats cause cancer. And red meats probably cause cancer.
But unless you are genetically predisposed to the disease, the increased risk according to most experts is relatively low. Nevertheless, it’s real. More
21 Jul 2015
in food, health, recipes, science
Tags: antiinflammatories, antioxidants, berries, cancer, garlic, tea, tomatoes, walnuts
Foods that are known cancer fighters
Berries, walnuts, garlic, tomatoes and tea. What do they have in common? They are all proven cancer fighters!
They work best as members of a team. For best health, join them up on your plate with other battle-scarred food heroes of the likes that are cited in this valuable article from the American Institute for Cancer Research.
06 Aug 2013
in Drinks, food, health, recipes, Salads, Snacks
Tags: antioxidants, cancer, drinks, liquor, magnesium, nutrition, vitamins, watermelon
Cool off with fizzy watermelon
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Who would have thought the common watermelon is a berry? Botanists call its fruit a pepo, a special kind of berry with a thick rind and fleshy center.
Like other berries we love, the watermelon is packed with goodness. It has the most nutrition per calorie of any common food. Click the link for the latest info. More
09 Jul 2013
in Drinks, food, health, recipes, stories
Tags: antioxidants, cancer, fruit, immunity, inflammation, men's health, pomegranates, tea
It’s summer time and love is in the air. Alas, humidity and heat are also abundant. What to do! We need ways to stay cool and fit. Enter Lady Pomegranate.
Pomegranates have played a role in both our spiritual and physical lives for thousands of years. The blood-red seeds spilling forth when you cut into the thick skin appeals to people on a primal level. More
28 May 2013
in food, health, recipes, Salads, stories
Tags: asparagus, cancer, family, goat cheese, heart, mushrooms, nutrition
Blue oyster mushrooms weave a safety net for your heart
Story time – The blue-haired one’s majic cure
The Faerie Queene hung her head. Her heart ached and she knew not what might mend it.
She summoned her trusty knights to her fortress deep in the forest. “Dear Sirs,” she began. “Your mission is to find a way to chase the chill from my blood.”
Sir Woe-be-Gone spoke first. “Rub a paste of mustard and lemon over your neck,” he said. “And get a good night’s sleep.”
Sir Cry-No-Tears piped up next. “Balderdash! What’s needed is a steamy tea, flavored with garlic and thin slices of onion.”
Then a sweet voice sang out above the rest. More
09 Jul 2012
in Drinks, food, health
Tags: artificial sweeteners, avoiding sugar, brain, calories, cancer, children, desserts, diet soda, honey, maple syrup, nutrition, Stevia
Princess of sweet
Once upon a time, there lived a magical sweetener, named Stevia. Cousin of Chrysanthemum and sister of Sunflower, Stevia was incredibly sweet. The truth is Stevia was 300 times sweeter than her ugly stepmother, Sugar. Better yet, Stevia was sweet without any added calories. And best of all, Stevia was so much kinder than any of her catty artificial friends, who promise the same calorie-free hit but deliver nothing but trouble. More
03 May 2012
in Breakfast foods, food, health, Main dishes, recipes, Soups, stories
Tags: antioxidants, blood, bones, broccoli, cancer, eggs, eyes, fast food, fiber, heart, immunity, minerals, nutrition, stir fry, vegetables
Brocky Lee’s Slaw fortifies a lunch-time soup
Brocky Lee is a fine fellow. He’s a member of a well-recognized vegetable family, the Cabbages. Many of Brocky’s famous cousins include such luminaries as Sir Cauliflower, Mr. Kale, the brothers Radish and Turnip, and the little Missies Brussels Sprouts and Arugula. More
12 Mar 2012
in food, health, recipes, Salads
Tags: cancer, carbohydrates, fats, fiber, minerals, mood, protein, quinoa, seeds, vegetables, vitamins
Quinoa is the star of this dish, packed with the power of a whole crowd of superfoods… rock on!
We’re going to a party, and I offered to bring along something for the table. The request: a quinoa salad. “Quin-wha?” I asked. More