Cranberry Juice

Cranberries are super foods for the urinary tract, and now there's another good reason to eat them: They help fight cancer!

http://www.smart-publications.com/articles/put-cranberry-extract-to-work-in-the-fight-against-cancer

I never drink the Ocean Spray kind, or anything labeled "Cranberry Juice Cocktail" since it's full of GMO corn syrup. Instead, I buy natural 100% pure cranberry juice in bottles from Trader Joe's.

Plain cranberry juice is way too tart and concentrated to drink straight, so I fill a pitcher about 1/5 full of cranberry juice and fill it the rest of the way with water. It turns the ...

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What oils are we supposed to be eating?

Fats and oils are one of the most contentious areas of nutrition today. Which oils are we supposed to eat? Which are we supposed to avoid? Do we trust Sally Fallon of Nourishing Traditions who says to go hog wild with animal fats, or do we trust the cancer researchers who advise a more restrained approach? I thought I knew a lot about this topic a few years ago, and I must admit, I know far less now.

So while I'm admittedly no expert, I do try to pay attention to the research on this continually moving target. For ...

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Why I don't blog more often... and my enormous "SENT" folder

I don't blog here as often as I wish I did, so I've stopped to ask myself why.

The answer? It's just not satisfying writing into the void. I am a decent writer, but without an audience, speaking to a blank page (or screen) just feels lonely and cold. And the lack of feedback makes it a vicious cycle. (I don't write, so you don't check my blog, so there are no comments, so I figure nobody's out there, so I don't write, and so on.)

In thinking about this, I realized that ...

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Stopping cancer recurrence through copper depletion

Wheeee! I am super excited because I am about to join a new clinical trial that may well save my life. As a Stage IIIC breast cancer survivor, my risk of cancer recurrence is scary sky high, and I've had two blood tests recently which both showed that my serum copper levels were above the normal range.

So my awesome, brilliant, leave-no-stone-unturned husband did his amazing research and found this groundbreaking study being done at Cornell University:

Copper depletion therapy keeps high-risk triple-negative breast cancer at bay
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-02/wcmc-cdt020813.php

Triple negative breast cancer ...

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