Posts Tagged "detoxification"

Simple Detoxification That’s Safe During Cancer Treatment

Posted on Jul 8, 2014 in Introduction to Integrative Oncology

Did you know the body has several channels or means of eliminating toxins and waste? The lungs, liver, lymphatic system, blood, bowels and kidneys all work in tandem to keep your body functioning at its best. In today’s world, exposure to toxins is all but unavoidable and happens when you eat processed food, or come into contact with pollution, pesticides, and almost any chemical. Fortunately, you can catalyze detoxification for the most part through dietary changes, eating whole foods. But you can also give your body a helping hand by focusing on the following: ·      Lungs: To keep the...

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Coming Clean: A Week of Whole Foods

Posted on Jan 13, 2014 in Introduction to Integrative Oncology

Have the slower, colder winter months got you feeling sluggish…a little pudgy…as if there’s stuff that you need to clear out of your system? If so, you’ve come to the right place because after you follow this seven-day plan for eating nothing but nourishing, unprocessed whole foods your insides will do a dance of joy. Oh, yeah! It’s extremely beneficial to periodically feed your body nothing but food in its natural state—in other words, food that your body will immediately recognize and know how to break down without any additional effort. In the process, you’ll be releasing toxins, which...

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6 Simple Steps to Detoxing Your Kitchen

Posted on Oct 31, 2013 in Introduction to Integrative Oncology

Did you know chemical toxins are sneaking into your body on a daily basis—even if you’re living a super healthy lifestyle? It’s true. Toxins piggyback on the products you buy and use everyday: household cleaners, soaps, lotions, detergent…they ride in on the soles of your shoes, hide in your food packaging, and even in the food itself! What kind of toxins are we talking about? Bisphenol-A (BPA): A synthetic estrogen found in plastics and canned foods (and in 95% of people tested by the CDC). BPA is a synthetic estrogen, capable of blocking or mimicking the role of natural estrogen in...

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This Plant May Prevent Melanoma

Posted on May 21, 2013 in Research

Star Tribune ( – Can Thistle Plant Help Prevent Melanoma? – By Colleen Stoxen -(Monday, May 20, 2013) “Researchers at the Hormel Institute in Austin, Minn., say they have discovered an element in milk thistle that can slow the growth of melanoma – a common, often deadly form of skin cancer. The milk thistle plant contains a natural anti-cancer agent called silybin, also known as silibrinin, which has long been used for preventing allergies and repairing liver damage. Previous studies have shown that silybin can help prevent various cancers, including...

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Cancer Fighting Recipe: Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

Posted on Apr 30, 2013 in Research

This delicious recipe has a cancer fighting power that no chemotherapy has — it destroys tumor stem cells. Tumor stem cells are believed to be a primary cause of tumor recurrence. These stem cells stay inactive during conventional cancer treatment and are not destroyed by chemotherapy or radiation. Then, the tumor stem cells reactivate, producing cancer recurrence or metastases. The good news is that several healing foods destroy tumor stem cells. The cruciferous vegetable family has the super power of activating the “self destruct” mechanism in tumor stem cells. These...

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