Friday, December 16, 2011

Creating an Environment That Cancer Dislikes

I was fotunately reminded recently that there is SO much we can do to create an environment that cancer dislikes.  There is so much evidence & science supporting this.  Once again, we are what we eat.  There is so much we can do to choke and starve cancer.

We can increase the amount of foods we eat that fight & reduce cancer cells.

We can eliminate foods that feed cancer.

In a nutshell, we are talking, eat:

And eliminate:
-animal proteins

These are the major cancer-fighting and cancer-feeding foods above.  Even moving in the direction slowly of emphasizing these foods can make a difference. It doesn't have to be 100%. Maybe 80%. Or whatever works for you, to make the change in your diet in a way that fits into your lifestyle/likes/cravings.

Here is a rocking awesome salad that you can throw together in minutes. It could be your dinner. Tonight. And it will fill you up and make your body so happy.

I always have a glass container of brown rice in my fridge. Getting into that habit changed my life for the better. When it runs out, I pour a cup or two in a bowl soaking in water while I'm at work.  When I get home, I cook it. It keeps in your fridge for a few days, and you can have it for breakfast, throw it in salads or stir fries, etc.  Soaking rice separates the phytic acid from the whole grains (phytic acid makes brown rice hard to digest & absorb--removing it turns brown rice into a wonder food.)

Everything Salad

The amount of the following ingredients isn't really important. What matters is that you use a great variety of foods which makes you and your family happy!

-mixed greens (from your CSA or Farmer's Market is best!)
-brown rice (one ice-cream scoop on top of each serving)
-garbanzo beans (pre-soaked and cooked; or from a can)
-green olives (from the salad bar area of your market, marinated in herbs)
-Gomasio*, shake on top of scoop of brown rice

Cover with dressing, below, and enjoy! This really fills you up because of the brown rice.

*Gomasio contains sesame seeds, seaweed, and sea salt, and can be obtained

Apple Cider Dressing
1/4 cup Braggs Raw Apple Cider vinegar
1 tsp. dijon mustard
1 tsp. raw honey
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 tsp. sea salt
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

In a small jar, add the ingredients in the order above, adding the olive oil last and shaking it up a lot.

Sesame Seeds are high in protein, fiber, vitamins B1 and B2, copper, magnesium, iron, zinc, and calcium.  They have amazing antioxidant properties, aid in digestion, stimulate blood circulation, and benefit the nervous system.

Pepitas (Pumpkin Seeds) supply minerals such as iron, magnesium, zinc, and phosphorous.   They are a good source of vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, protein and more.

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