Kale Basil Salad

Ingredients: 4 Kale leaves, chopped, removing stems 1 cup quinoa, cooked and cooled 2 celery stalks 1 cup tofu, brick, marinated, then diced 1/2 cup blueberries 2 tbsp sunflower seeds Dressing 3 tbsp olive oil 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar 3 tsp whole grain mustard 3 tsp maple syrup 8 basil leaves, minced salt and black … Continued

Roasted Mushrooms with Rosemary & Thyme

Adapted from Cherrapeno.com Serves 3-4 Ingredients: 4 portabella mushrooms 2 cloves garlic 1 small red onion, finely diced ½ red or orange bell pepper, finely diced 1 small red chili pepper, finely diced 1 tsp dried rosemary or 1 spring, fresh 4 springs Thyme fresh, or 1 tsp dried 2-3 tbsp Sherry, optional Drizzle canola … Continued

Watermelon Blackberry Mint Salad

Ingredients: 1 small watermelon, diced 1 cup blackberries 3 tbsp fresh mint sliced 1 lime, juice and zest Instructions: Dice watermelon and place in a serving bowl. Top with blackberries. Zest the lime and set aside. Roll the lime, pressing on it gently to loosen the juices. Cut it in half and squeeze the lime … Continued

Electromagnetic Fields: Are They A Concern? Part 2

  In our previous blog article, we looked at the potential impact of exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMFs). Today, we’ll look at another part of the electromagnetic spectrum: blue light. We don’t usually see blue light, but as you may know, white light is made up of all of the different spectra of visible light, … Continued

Electromagnetic Fields: Are They A Concern?

We’ve had several people recently ask if cancer patients should be concerned about the potential impact of electromagnetic fields (EMFs). Unfortunately, the research available today doesn’t provide us with a clear cut understanding of just what the impact of EMFs might be. We do know that the presence of electromagnetic fields are increasing all around … Continued

Roasted Carrots and Cherry Tomatoes with Carrot-Top Pesto

 Serves 4 *Adapted from Vegetarian Times Ingredients: Pesto: 1 garlic clove 2 packed cups carrot top leaves and stems, set aside a few for garnish 1⁄2 packed cup cilantro or parsley leaves 1/3 cup +1 tbsp chopped walnuts, divided 1⁄2 cup Nutritional yeast or Armesan –Vegan Parmesan cheese (Optional) 1 1⁄2 tsp white balsamic vinegar, … Continued

The Latest Study on Resveratrol

A recent study claiming to debunk the efficacy of resveratrol has prompted some questions about the use of resveratrol supplements for cancer patients. The study claims to have found that resveratrol is not helpful with either cardiovascular or cancer risk, or with longevity. It comes from an interesting source: the inCHIANTI study, a study of … Continued

More Antioxidant Criticism?

Keith I. Block, MD Scientists from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory are criticizing antioxidants again. As you may recall, about 18 months ago, Nobel Prize winner James Watson published a paper saying antioxidants are bad for cancer patients, and that antioxidant-rich blueberries amount to nothing more than a natural “junk food” that are OK to eat … Continued

Resources for Credible Herbal/Supplement Information

The final installment in our supplement series will take a look at some of the reliable resources available to consumers for supplement and herbal information. There are several places one can look to find concise information about a botanical supplement. This brief list of sources is evolving, and new credible sources are being compiled as … Continued

Assessing Supplement Quality

Our previous blog articles looked at supplement purity, potency, and the importance of formulation.  Today’s article will look at how to assess supplement quality. More people are using supplements than ever before.  According to one study, about 40% of the population takes vitamins or minerals and about 15% take an herbal supplement.  As I mentioned … Continued