Your Diet and Breast Cancer – What You Need to Know

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women (besides skin cancer.) I used to think that family history or genetic predisposition are the main causes of breast cancer. After all, that is what we hear about in the media most often. But I was wrong. Way wrong. Only about 2.5% of breast cancer [...]

Eat a Pound of This a Day to Lose Weight and Feel Great

When trying to lose weight we often think of restriction. What we can't eat. Those tiny meals can lead to hunger and frustration. Your best efforts derailed. Fortunately, there's a way to eat more food and still lose weight. It's one of the many benefits of a whole food, plant-based diet and lifestyle - being able [...]

Breast Cancer Fighting Walnut, Barley and Greens Vegetable Soup

You’ve probably heard the stats. About 1 in 8 American women will develop invasive breast cancer at some point in their life. What you may not have heard is that what you eat can dramatically improve those odds. This week I made a vegetable soup from one of Candice Kumai’s recipes in her new book [...]

Asparagus Nutrition, Health Benefits and Recipes

I didn’t always like asparagus. My childhood exposures to this nutritious green vegetable were of the overgrown and overcooked variety. Mushy or woody and stringy, I didn’t care for it. Later in life I was happily introduced to thin, tender asparagus spears, properly trimmed and barely cooked to crisp-tender perfection.   A new food love was [...]