A double dose of Mondays With Michael

In today’s Mondays with Michael, I share two of Dr. Michael Greger’s blog posts/videos regarding turmeric and cancer. April 17 has traditionally been a sad day for me. My mother, Rose L. Jackson Everson, 2/2/1932 (2/29/1932) – 4/17/2011, died of “metastatic breast cancer.” Just those three words and you know it isn’t going to end…

Topical Application of Turmeric Curcumin for Cancer

Researchers showed that those at high risk for colon cancer could reverse the progression of their disease by taking curcumin, the yellow pigment in the spices turmeric and curry powder, cutting down on precancerous lesions, and even pre-precancerous lesions. Are there other high-risk lesions we can try spicing up? How about giving turmeric extracts to…

Turmeric Curcumin & Pancreatic Cancer

Carcinogens in grilled and baked chicken may increase the risk of pancreatic cancer, while curcumin, the yellow pigment in the spice turmeric, may sometimes help even in advanced stages of the disease. Pancreatic cancer is among the most aggressive forms of human cancer with a very high mortality rate. It represents the fourth leading cause…

How To Make Your Own Fruit and Vegetable Wash

How might we reduce our exposure to pesticide residues on fruits and vegetables? What about staying away from imported produce? Turns out domestic produce may be even worse, dispelling this notion that imported fruits and vegetables pose greater potential health threats to consumers. Buying organic dramatically reduces dietary exposure to pesticides, but does not eliminate the…

Are Organic Foods Safer?

In every major grocery store chain in the United States one can find organic and conventional foods. It is no longer a category exclusively found in health food stores. The stated principles of organic agriculture are “health, ecology, fairness, and care” but if you ask people why they buy organic, the strongest predictor was concern…

Are Organic Foods More Nutritious?

Today is National Strawberry Day. Isn’t it great that there is a national “holiday” devoted to eating this wonderful berry? Wouldn’t it be great if every day was a fruit and berry holiday? When it comes to eating fruit one might ask, “Are organic foods safer or healthier than conventional alternatives?”

How Not To Die from Heart Disease

Valentine’s Day falls in the month of February – a day we think of love and friendship which is symbolized by a heart. Keeping our heart healthy should be our number one priority. The most likely reason most of our loved ones will die is heart disease. It’s still up to each of us to…

Taking Personal Responsibility for Your Health

Every year millions of people make resolutions to lose weight, quit smoking, exercise more and eat healthier. They start of with gusto and within a couple of weeks have abandoned their resolution. It can take six weeks to form a habit. If you made a diet change at the beginning of the year and stuck…

Dr. Michael Greger joins The Only Vegan At The Table

I am proud to announce that Dr. Michael Greger has joined the advisory board for The Only Vegan At The Table and the North Texas Community Health Initiative. Dr. Greger is a graduate of Cornell University School of Agriculture and Tufts University School of Medicine. He is also the founding member of the American College…

Sept. 16, 2016 is National Guacamole Day!

How do you show your love for avocados? Vegans, vegetarians and omnivores know that within this dark green fruit (yes, it is a fruit, not a vegetable) is a healthful yummy that has been a staple to parties and sport-watching events all over America. According to Fine Dining Lovers, over 4.25 billion of these cholesterol-free,…