Continuing on the theme of anti-inflammatory foods, this blog will focus on the next item in the top 5 anti-inflammatory food items: ginger. Ginger is a spice native to South Asia but is now grown in East Africa and the Caribbean. It is the rhizome or root part of the plant that grows below the… [Read More]
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The last blog I wrote discussed inflammation and provided the top 5 anti-inflammatory dietary items. In case you missed that blog, the items are: Turmeric Tea Garlic Ginger Saffron You can check the blog archive for my previous articles on turmeric and green tea and enjoy the delicious recipes. Garlic, the third item on the… [Read More]
We know studies show exercise helps cancer recovery and prevention by improving insulin resistance, reducing inflammation, boosting immune system function, and lowering hormones. Exercise is good! But how do you decide which type is best for you? Those concerned with prostrate health may want to consider adding Pilates into their daily physical activity. Pilates is… [Read More]
The Wellspring Book Club met on Monday, July 11, to discuss the book Anti-Cancer, A New Way of Life by David Servan-Schreiber, MD. David was a physician, researcher and professor of psychiatry when he was diagnosed with brain cancer. This book is his personal story and as a member of the Society for Integrative Oncology… [Read More]
There is a blood test called hs-CRP (high sensitivity C-Reactive Protein), it is a measure of the amount of inflammation in your body. It’s been used for several years now to quantify ones risk of heart disease. More recently, it has been investigated as a measure for ones risk of cancer. It seems that inflammation… [Read More]
The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words – Rei which means “God’s Wisdom or the Higher Power” and Ki which is “life force energy”. It can be translated as a spiritual healing technique using “universal life energy” channeled through the practitioner to the recipient Reiki is an ancient laying-on of hands healing technique… [Read More]
Returning to work after cancer is often filled with emotions. For many, going back to work is a welcome experience – back to a familiar routine, cancer treatments are starting to end, and it’s a time to connect with colleagues and gain a sense of confidence and satisfaction from being back at work. For others,… [Read More]
In a previous blog, the topic of Genetically Engineered (GE) foods was introduced along with some of the benefits. In this Part II blog, some of the arguments against the consumption of GE foods will be explored. For those that oppose GE crops, they make this argument: there have been some mouse studies showing declining… [Read More]
The question of the safety of genetically modified (GM) foods is a question that I have received from Wellspring members. Genetically modified or genetically engineered (GE) products have had their genetic code altered by implanting a strand of DNA from another plant, animal or bacteria in order for that item to take on a specific… [Read More]
Posted on June 23rd, 2011 | 2 Comments
‘Now that I have a diagnosis of breast cancer, is it safe for me to eat soy products?’ This is one of the most commonly asked questions. The concern stems from the fact that soy contains isoflavones, which can act like estrogen. There have been conflicting studies in the lab. Some showed a beneficial effect… [Read More]