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What is that Wax on my Produce?
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What is that Wax on my Produce?

When researching What is the Best Way to Clean Produce? (click here to read), I found a website selling a fruit cleaning spray. The spokesperson said,  “at least 85% of most commercially grown produce is waxed. There is a plethora of things that are trapped under the surface from dirt to contaminants, microbes, things that you pretty much wouldn’t want to ingest”...

PLU Numbers on Produce
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PLU Numbers on Produce

PLU stands for Price Look Up. These are the codes that the cashier will scan when you check out at the supermarket. The International Federation for Produce Standards (IFPS) is a voluntary organization for the fresh produce industry. The IFPS coordinates the use of these standardized PLU codes. Their objective is to support an efficient...

What is the Best Way to Clean Produce?
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What is the Best Way to Clean Produce?

Vegetable washes, vinegar, distilled water, tap water, soap—what is the best way to wash fruits and vegetables? Before I answer that question, I have another one. Why is this topic important for thriving after cancer? It’s important because eating fruits and vegetables are a super important part of a cancer-fighting diet. We hear so much...

Should I Become Vegetarian to Prevent Cancer?
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Should I Become Vegetarian to Prevent Cancer?

The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition just published a study on the incidence of cancer in Vegetarians compared to fish eaters and meat eaters. The study combined the data of two prospective studies. Prospective means “looking forward” so in this type of observational study, subjects without cancer are enrolled and asked to complete dietary and...

Top-10 Take-Aways from Dietitians Oncology Conference 2014
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Top-10 Take-Aways from Dietitians Oncology Conference 2014

1. Diet and obesity are second to smoking as a cause of cancer. Obesity causes inflammation in organs and visceral fat (the fat that is packed around our organs, as opposed to sub-cutaneous fat, which is just below the skin). Weight loss is a good strategy for cancer risk reduction. 2. From 2004 to present,...

Top Cancer Fighting Spices
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Top Cancer Fighting Spices

In my newest webinar, The Spice Shakedown: Eating a Cancer Fighting Diet, I will share with you the top 3 cancer-fighting spices and why they should be in your spice cupboard and more importantly, on your plate! If you like quick tips that will have an immediate impact on your diet, this webinar is for...

Roasted Fall Vegetable Medley
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Roasted Fall Vegetable Medley

Ingredients: 3-4 Carrots 3-4 Parsnips 1 Sweet potato 2 Sweet onions 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar 1/4 tsp Rosemary 1/4 tsp Thyme You can use any combination of fall vegetables. Others that work well with this recipe include leeks, squash and beets. Method: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Peel...