Anti-Cancer Outrage: Shame on You, Canada

anti cancer outrage Bush-whacking the environment. That’s the best way to describe Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s George W. Bush-esque approach: When you can’t change the laws with public approval, just go ahead and do it any way you can. Continue reading

Anti-Cancer Recipe: Kale and Blueberry Salad

anti cancer kale blueberry saladIf you haven’t yet subscribed to Glowing Older, ® here’s a delicious anti-cancer recipe you’re likely missing:

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Salmon Says, an Anti-Cancer Investigation What Kind is Healthiest? Part 5: Conclusions!

And the winner is?

At last!   Here are my recommendations for which salmon to choose and how much of it. If you’re in a rush, just skip down to the “Final Answer.”                                                    

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Salmon Says, an Anti-Cancer Investigation: Part 4. How Healthy is Farmed Atlantic? Organic?

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Now let’s turn this anti-cancer investigation to farmed Atlantic salmon and the countries that produce it: Norway, the largest producer, Scotland, Ireland and other European countries, Chile, Canada and to a smaller degree, the US. All of these countries are producing farmed Atlantic salmon, and unlike wild Pacific salmon, this choice is available year round.

How healthy—or not—is your farmed Atlantic salmon?  Remember we’re talking human health impact here. Its environmental impact gets plenty of attention elsewhere.         Continue reading

Salmon Says, an Anti-Cancer Investigation: What Kind is Healthiest? Part 1. Meet the Many Species

anti cancer investigation: salmon says, trivial pursuitOh were it only so easy.  Figuring out which salmon to buy is more like attempting your first round of Trivial Pursuit—the Slovakian edition. You need lots of obscure background information to succeed.  Continue reading

Anti Cancer Shopping Tips: What’s going in your Tomato Sauce?

anti cancer tomatoes Today you’re making tomato sauce. Good choice. Tomatoes are prized for their lycopene, the pigment that turns them red and is associated with anti-cancer activity. Continue reading

Anti-Cancer Foods: Carb Substitutes

anti cancer moo shoo vegies

Moo shoo veggies, wrapped in lettuce instead of carbs.

Resolved to cut carbs? Good idea. Carbs are linked to high blood sugar, which in turn is linked to diabetes, heart disease, fat and even cancer. 

Here are some creative substitutes:


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Anti-Cancer Foods: Grass Fed Beef


anti cancer pasture pie

Anti-cancer Pasture Pie, our version of Shepherd’s.

Who said you can’t have a little beef every now and then on an anti-cancer diet? Just make sure it’s organic and grass-fed.  Continue reading

Alcohol and Cancer

anticancer kale and alcohol

What does kale have to do with alcohol? You’ll have to read to the end to find out.

For a brief update on alcohol’s link to breast cancer, click here.

The proof keeps getting stronger and stronger:  Alcohol increases your risk of getting cancer, especially certain common kinds.    Continue reading

Anti-Cancer Dietary Strategies: The Basics, Part 2

anti cancer green tea in garden

Epigallocatechin gallates (EGCGs) from green tea were one of the first dietary components identified as protective against angiogenesis, the process by which cancer cells develop blood vessels in order to grow and spread. Today researchers have found many more compounds that affect angiogenesis.

Exactly how do foods impact our ability to fight cancer? We started talking about that in Part I of The Basics. I owe you a better explanation.    Continue reading

Anti-Cancer Dietary Strategies: The Basics, Part 1

anti cancer dietary strategies part 1 dandelions

We all have cancer cells dormant inside our bodies; the key is to keep them from growing and spreading.

Picture your lawn in the springtime—at the beginning, a few precocious dandelions, then an army of weeds invades your space. We slay them with herbicides, we patiently dig out their roots, yet they continue to multiply.  

But what if we changed the soil they grow in? What if we made that soil inhospitable to uncontrolled growth and spread? Continue reading