Containing Coronavirus:  Meet the Lamiaceae Family

Among the best herbs are rosemary, mint, basil and especially lemon balm –not pictured because it’s hard to find these days. A local grower promises he’ll have some in a few weeks.

But first, meet Dr. Jeanne M. Wallace– a PhD in nutrition specializing in diet and cancer and “among a small handful of gifted practitioners who has succeeded in synthesizing the complex and wide volume of available research in the field of integrative care.” (That’s Dr. Keith Block, MD, of Chicago’s Block Center for Integrative Cancer Care.)

Thankfully, Wallace is now turning her attention to synthesizing the research on nutrition and viral disease. Continue reading

Today’s Holistic Health Tip: Ginger Tea to Fight Cancer

anti cancer ginger on fire

Ginger is one of many foods that may help smoulder the inflammation associated with cancer.

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Today’s Holistic Health Tip: Resolved to Cut Carbs?

anti cancer substitute broc for pasta

Pasta subs? Steam some broccoli, and smother it with puttanesca sauce. Add sauteed onions for bulk and taste.

Good idea. Carbs are linked to high blood sugar, which in turn is linked to diabetes, heart disease, cancer and gaining weight. 

Here are some creative substitutes: Continue reading

Today’s Holistic Health Tip: Holly’s Great Beans Recipe

Beans are not just good for your heart, as the saying goes. Their high-fiber content helps control your blood sugar and moves foods through your gut. That makes them good for preventing other chronic conditions, such as diabetes and cancer.

Montreal cook/blogger Holly Botner has a great recipe for Greek lima beans, inspired by the wealth of great Greek restaurants in Montreal. Continue reading