A blog or two ago I wrote about the scientific connection between metabolic syndrome and increased risk for developing some forms of cancer, and increased chance of remission. Controlling metabolic syndrome is of particular importance to BRCA positive and Lynch syndrome identified carriers who are looking for ways to prevent cancer, and those cancer survivors looking to increase remission rates. Ever the optimist I wanted to address how we can reverse and/or prevent the syndr
Cruciferous vegetables and estrogen sensitive breast cancer
by Dr. Lisa A. Price, ND
If you are my patient, there's a good chance that I have encouraged you to include cruciferous vegetables in your diet at least four times a week. There's very good reasons why. Let's explore.
Cruciferous vegetables are part of a plant genus called Brassicas. They include bok choy, broccoli, cabbage, kale, cauliflower, brussels sprouts and many others. These vegeta
Beets are some of my favorite vegetables to use with patients in my practice. I like to use the whole plant. The root contains a good amount of soluble and insoluble fibers which have been shown to give the immune system a boost, and helps with constipation as well. The leaves have a very good amount of electrolytes and minerals. They both contain a wonderful amount of iron. The recipe below is fast and easy. Beet greens cook in about 2 to 3 minutes. Give it a try and let me
Oprah and Me: Self-possession There’s been a lot of chatter about Oprah Winfrey this last week, especially amongst Washingtonians. Those of us with a connection to the San Juan Islands, where I summer/fall forge for much of food I use in recipes I create (published in www.drlisapricend.com), were not surprised to hear that she’d purchased a piece of property on one of the larger islands. The islands are beautiful, mystical and full of life. There are species of birds and inse
The majority of people living in the United States are hyper conscious of body image particularly weight. Media and/or peer pressure to be slim, trim and fit to meet strange ideals -- someone else's body image -- can be seen everywhere. This notion or ideal unfortunately and surprisingly starts way before puberty and can lead to dis ordered eating, and a relationship to food that is dysfunctional. At the same time, media (via company advertising) glamorizes processed foods l