Food: The Most Powerful Weapon against Disease

The most powerful weapon against disease is the food we choose to eat every day. By eating differently we can boost our immune system, reduce the need for pharmaceutical drugs and reverse deaths from heart disease, cancer and diabetes, generate health and a sense of physical and mental wellbeing.

Seeds of this Blog

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Does food affect our brain? How does what we eat affect our health? Those questions are the seeds that have grown the content of this blog. They're the cornerstone of my eating lifestyle and why I cook the way I do. I wish I knew in 2008 what I now know. And I’m keenly motivated to share what I’ve learned hoping it may help others.

Why I Try to Avoid GMOs

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Increasing evidence connects GMOs with health problems and environmental damage. GMOs were primarily engineered to withstand direct application of herbicides. They don't offer increased yield, drought tolerance, enhanced nutrition, or any other consumer benefit. More than 60 countries have significant restrictions or outright bans on the production and sale of GMOs.
Homemade oatmeal with berries for breakfast

Real Food for Breakfast Matters

The right breakfast gives us energy, recharges our brain and body to be more efficient and sets the stage for smart decisions all day. Making breakfast a routine for children paves the way for healthy eating habits as they grow up, lowering risks for major diseases down the road.

I Choose Real Food

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The simplest way to make wise food choices is to return to real foods. Real foods are those that we have been eating for most of human history. They are traditional, It’s become not just necessary, but vitally important to learn where our food comes from and to make educated choices about what we eat.

Improve Health by Reducing Chronic Inflammation

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Chronic inflammation causes disease. When our bodies are constantly bombarded with processed foods, sugar, too much animal products, stress and no exercise, our immune system shifts out of balance and inflammation begins to rage in our cells and tissues. Changing what we eat can reduce inflammation in our bodies which will reduce disease risks.

Just a Spoonful of Sugar

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Sugar itself is not bad. What is hazardous to our health is the quantity. The recommended maximum amount of sugar is 6 teaspoons a day for women and 9 teaspoons for men. But Americans are consuming an average of 30 teaspoons per day, adding up to 3 pounds of sugar per week and 130 pounds of sugar per year.

Give Me Berries!

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Berries are one of nature’s most nutrient-dense foods. I try to get berries into our meals regularly because heart health, mental health, anti-aging and anti-cancer benefits added to which, they taste delicious!

Good Fats for Healthy Living

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Good fats are necessary for health. So what are good fats? Essential fatty acids: omega-3s and omega-6s in equal balance. Good sources of essential fatty acids are those that come from nature: avocados, nuts, seeds, extra-virgin olive oil, flaxseed, fatty fish, grass-fed beef and butter and pastured eggs.