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Several studies show there is a benefit to being intentional with nutrition and anti-cancer foods while living with cancer. Supporting your body during cancer with intentional nourishment of anti-cancer foods can help you better cope with treatments, increase your quality of life, help balance hormones, as well as impede the cancer process. An anti-cancer diet plays a large role in prevention, too, and mitigating your risk.
This time of year can be challenging for those of us who maintain a healthful, whole foods diet throughout the year. It’s not that we are necessarily tempted by chocolates pumped full of refined sugar, but sometimes it can be difficult to find something to eat at holiday gatherings or politely refuse the fruitcake pressed upon us by well-intentioned relatives. With a few tips and tricks at the ready, it’s doable to celebrate healthy holidays and feel vibrant throughout.
Our digestive tract plays a huge role in our health and impacts our digestion, mood, nervous system, and immunity. A few episodes ago, we talked about the basics of digestion and in this episode, we are taking this conversation a few steps further by diving deeper into the gut microbiome. We’re talking about the microbiome – the delicately balanced ecosystem in our gut that is at the root of much of our health; and when out of balance, the root of many common health challenges.
We are exploring the role and responsibility each of us has when it comes to making informed choices and decisions about how to best achieve our own optimal health. Learn: - Why the individual needs to be part of the decision making process - The value of a second opinion - What is informed consent - Understanding the placebo and nocebo effect - How social pressure can influence our decisions around health - How to sort through and assess information when you’re conducting your own research
Raise your hand if you're feeling a bit like it's all about to overflow. Seems like everyone is overwhelmed and it's having an effect on our health in a whole bunch of seemingly random or unconnected ways. Here's some insight into just what might be going on in terms of how all of this external stress could be contributing to some personal physical, mental, emotional, and even spiritual health challenges.