Recipes & Nutrition

2015 Clean Fifteen Is Here

The Environmental Working Group (EWG), the nation’s leading environmental health research and advocacy organization, created the Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce.  This guide, which is updated each year, highlights the cleanest and dirtiest conventionally-raised fruits and vegetables.  Earlier this week, I wrote about the Dirty Dozen, or the 12 most pesticide-laden foods.  To see this article, click HERE....


2015 Dirty Dozen Is Here

Did you know that nearly two-thirds of the 3,015 produce samples tested by the U.S. Department of Agriculture contained pesticide residues? Yikes! Did you know that 99 percent of apple samples, 98 percent of peaches, and 97 percent of nectarines tested positive for at least one pesticide residue? Yikes! Or...


Pesticides & Food

This infographic was created by Garrick Dee of JuicingWithG, a blog that’s all about juicing. The information presented here was taken directly from the Environmental Working Group’s website. For more information on when to buy organic produce vs. conventional produce, click HERE.  


Recipes to Nourish Your Body During Cancer Treatments & Beyond

Smoky Chickpea, Red Lentil & Vegetable Soup By Jennifer Segal of OnceUponAChef.com   NOTE:  Eating protein-rich food like chickpeas and lentils gives your body the fuel it needs to build up your immune system which often times becomes compromised during cancer treatments. Servings:  6 Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 yellow onion, finely chopped...


When to Buy Organic: 2014 Dirty Dozen & Clean 15

Many people believe that the pesticides used to grow conventional or non-organic produce may have played a role in their cancer and that removing pesticides from our food may help re-build and strengthen their bodies.  Although there is no definitive research proving either belief, should we avoid buying some or all fruits or vegetables that are...


All Hail Kale & This Yummy Salad Recipe

  Eating healthy, good-for-you foods during and post-treatment can help cancer patients feel better and stay stronger. Proper nutrition can help them keep up their body weight and strength, keep body tissue healthy, and fight infection. Dark leafy greens are the rockstars of the produce department as they have the most...


2 Tofu Recipes to Potentially Help Inhibit Malignant Growth

Meet GUEST BLOGGER Faith Franz.  Faith is a writer for The Mesothelioma Center, an organization that provides support and resources for people and families with this rare disease.  Faith also likes to spread the word about the benefits of alternative medicine. Tofu –it’s what’s for dinner. (If you’re trying to naturally prevent lung cancer growth,...


Cancer-Fighting Smoothie Recipes

Last week I had the honor of attending a Blogger Summit at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) in Arizona with some of the most incredible and inspiring kick-ass cancer bloggers EVER.  Over the next few weeks, I’ll be writing about many of the new resources I learned about here....


10 Green Juice Recipes

  I LOVE the color green… light green, bright green, dark forest green, any shade of green.  I especially LOVE  green juices and green smoothies.  They’re nutritious and delicious.  Incorporating more vegetables (and fruits) into your diet can help boost your immune system which often times becomes weakened during cancer...




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