Protein Rich Entree – Vegan Sausage, Spinach & White Beans

This one pot wonder is perfect for a breast cancer recovery diet. Easy to make and the whole family can enjoy!  Also use organic ingredients when possible.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Package of Vegan Italian Sausage
  • 2 Cups of Vegetable Broth
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • 1 Tbsp Dried Oregano
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Can Drained Cannellini Beans
  • 1 Can Diced Italian Tomatoes or 2 Diced Plum Tomatoes
  • 6 Cups Baby Spinach (1 bag)

Directions:

  1. Fry vegan spinach in Olive Oil when done add garlic and cook for 2 minutes.
  2. Add vegetable both, beans, tomatoes cook for 7 minutes.
  3. Add baby spinach, stir into mixture just until wilted.
  4. Put into and sprinkle Nutritional Yeast on top.
  5. Enjoy!

A combination of a healthful diet and physical activity seems to be particularly important, as was shown in the Women’s Healthy Eating and Living Study, which included 3,088 women previously diagnosed with breast cancer. Women who had at least five servings of fruits and vegetables each day and averaged 30 minutes of walking 6 days per week had roughly half the risk of dying from breast cancer, compared with women who ate fewer vegetables and fruits or who were less active.

So a healthful plant-based diet helps in many ways. It makes weight control easier, helps you avoid unhealthful fats, and keeps fruits and vegetables front and center. This combination, along with regular exercise, helps prevent cancer and also reduces the risk of recurrence.

Dawn Breast CancerAbout Dawn Bradford Lange:  Co-founder of Breast Cancer Yoga. Dawn is making a difference with Breast Cancer Yoga therapeutic products designed to support you emotionally and physically during breast cancer . We want to give you the attention and personal service you need so please email us at info@breastcanceryoga.com if you have questions.

 

 

Animal Protein May Play a Role in Cancer Risk

In the two decades between 1990 and 2010, the leading causes of death and disability remained relatively constant. Heart disease remains the leading cause of loss of health and life, but among the diseases whose incidence has increased the most over the past generation is chronic kidney disease. The number of deaths has doubled.

Our “meat-sweet” diet has been implicated in this escalation. Excess table sugar and high-fructose corn syrup consumption is associated with increased blood pressure and uric acid levels, both of which can damage the kidney. The saturated fat, trans fat, and cholesterol found in animal products and junk food are also associated with impaired kidney function, and meat protein increases the acid load to the kidneys, boosting ammonia production and potentially damaging our sensitive kidney tissue. This is why a restriction of protein intake is often recommended to chronic kidney disease patients to help prevent further functional decline.

Is all protein created equal? No—not all protein has the same effect on your kidneys. Our kidneys appear to handle plant protein very differently from animal protein. Within hours of consuming meat, our kidneys rev up into hyperfiltration mode, dramatically increasing the kidneys’ workload. This is true of a variety of animal proteins—beef, chicken, and fish appear to have similar effects. But an equivalent amount of plant protein causes virtually no noticeable stress on the kidneys. Eat some tuna, and within three hours, your kidney filtration rate can shoot up 36 percent. But eating the same amount of protein in the form of tofu doesn’t appear to place any additional strain on the kidneys.

Why does animal protein cause the overload reaction while plant protein doesn’t? Researchers discovered that after giving subjects a powerful anti-inflammatory drug along with animal protein, the hyperfiltration response disappeared, suggesting the hyperactive response was triggered by inflammation.

Animal protein may also play a role in cancer risk. IGF-1, insulin-like growth factor 1, is a cancer-promoting growth hormone that is released in excess when we eat animal protein. This is presumably why those who eat less meat, egg white, or dairy proteins have significantly lower levels circulating within their bodies within weeks of making the dietary switch. This lowering of IGF-1 levels is thought to be why the blood of men and women eating plant-based diets suppresses prostate and breast cancer growth in vitro significantly better than those eating the Standard American Diet.

In health,
Michael Greger, M.D.

Dr. Michael Greger on Breast Cancer Authority Blog

Michael Greger, M.D., is a physician, New York Times bestselling author, and internationally recognized professional speaker on a number of important public health issues. Dr. Greger has lectured at the Conference on World Affairs, the National Institutes of Health, and the International Bird Flu Summit, testified before Congress, appeared on The Dr. Oz Show and The Colbert Report, and was invited as an expert witness in defense of Oprah Winfrey at the infamous “meat defamation” trial. Currently Dr. Greger proudly serves as the Director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture at the Humane Society of the United States.

How Meat Stimulates Breast Cancer

In 1979, an epidemic of breast enlargement was noted in Italian children. Poultry or veal was suspected, given that estrogens may be fed to farm animals to accelerate their weight gain. After this episode, Europe banned the use of anabolic growth promoters in agriculture, and has banned the importation of American meat from animals injected with drugs like Zeranol, sold as Ralgro Magnum.

Zeranol is the one of the most potent known endocrine disruptors—100,000 times more estrogenic than the plastics chemical, BPA, for example. And Zeranol constitutes a special case among potential endocrine disruptors, because in contrast to all other estrogenic “endocrine-disrupting” chemicals, Zeranol is present in human food, because it’s deliberately used—in fact, designed to be a potent, persistent, estrogen, whereas the estrogenic properties of the other chemicals are accidental.

And if you drip blood from a cow that’s been implanted with the drug on human breast cancer cells in a petri dish, you can double the cancer growth rate. We don’t drink blood, though, but preliminary data also showed that muscle extracts, meat extracts, also stimulated breast cancer cell proliferation.

Furthermore, Zeranol may cause the transformation of normal breast cells into cancer cells in the first place. Zeranol-containing blood from implanted cattle was capable of transforming normal human breast cells into breast cancer cells within 21 days.

Obese women may be at greater risk of developing Zeranol-induced breast cancer, since they already have high levels of leptin, a hormone produced by fat cells, that can itself promote breast cancer growth. And Zeranol exposure can greatly enhance this growth-promoting action. This result also suggests that Zeranol may be more harmful to obese breast cancer patients than to normal weight breast cancer patients, in terms of breast cancer development.

In conclusion, because these anabolic growth promoters in meat production are, by far, the most potent hormones found in human food, we should really be testing people, especially children, before and after eating this meat. It amazes me that it hasn’t been done, and until it has, we have no idea what kind of threat they may pose—though the fact that Zeranol is as potent as estradiol—the primary sex steroid in women and DES—should concern us. DES is another synthetic estrogen marketed to pregnant women—all pregnant women until 1971, when it was shown to cause vaginal cancers in the daughters. But few know it was also used in meat.

In the absence of effective federal regulation, the meat industry uses hundreds of animal feed additives, with little or no concern about the carcinogenic and other toxic effects of dietary residues of these additives. Illustratively, after decades of misleading assurances of the safety of DES and its use as a growth-promoting animal feed additive, the United States finally banned its use some 40 years after it was first shown to be carcinogenic. The meat industry then promptly switched to other potentially carcinogenic additives, such as Zeranol.

When girls started dying from vaginal cancer, DES-treated meat was subsequently banned in Europe. However, misleading assurances, including the deliberate suppression of residue data, managed to delay a U.S. ban on DES in the meat supply for eight years.

Today, virtually the entire U.S. population consumes, without any warning, labeling, or information, unknown and unpredictable amounts of hormone residues in meat products over a lifetime. If all hormonal and other carcinogenic feed additives aren’t banned immediately, the least we could have is “explicit labeling requirements of the use and of [hormone] residue levels in all meat products, including milk and eggs.”

Doctor’s Note

Isn’t that amazing about the DES story? I had no idea it was used in meat production. Check out some of the other Big Pharma on Big Farms: Illegal Drugs in Chicken Feathers.

The most dangerous additive used in the meat industry is antibiotics, though. See, for example:

For more on what may be bad for the breast, check out:

And for what may be protective, see:

In health,
Michael Greger, M.D.

Michael Greger, M.D., is a physician, New York Times bestselling author, and internationally recognized professional speaker on a number of important public health issues. Dr. Greger has lectured at the Conference on World Affairs, the National Institutes of Health, and the International Bird Flu Summit, testified before Congress, appeared on The Dr. Oz Show and The Colbert Report, and was invited as an expert witness in defense of Oprah Winfrey at the infamous “meat defamation” trial. Currently Dr. Greger proudly serves as the Director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture at the Humane Society of the United

Yummy Veggies & Cream (Gluten Free & Vegan) Great for a Cancer Diet

yummy-veggies-cream-gluten-free-vegan-great-for-a-cancer-dietThis mui-delich (very tasty!) dish can work as a pasta dressing or as a dish by itself! It’s vegan, super-yummy and you will not stay hungry! It’s also beautiful but I bet you will not look at it long before you finish it all!

What you need:

  • 20 button mushrooms, cut to half
  • 1/2 red pepper, cut to cubes
  • 4 cherries tomatoes, cut to half
  • Handful chopped chives
  • Pink Himalayan salt to taste
  • Use organic ingredients when possible

For the cream:

  • 2 Handful raw cashews
  • 1/2 garlic clove
  • 2 cups alkaline water

What to do:

  1. Add the cream ingredients to a strong blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Add the cream and the rest of the ingredients to a wide pan and saute for 15 minutes.
  3. When ready, use it as a dressing for pasta or eat it as is!

Enjoy!

To get more of these great recipes visit Neeva’s website  The Innergy

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Perfect Sweet Treat – Healthy Chai Spiced Quick Bread

chai-spiced-quick-breadA spiced tea favorite transformed into a soft, frosted, date-sweet slice–this healthy Chai Spiced Quick Bread is the perfect cozy sweet treat! Vegan, gluten-free, oil-free!

Yields 6-8 slices

10 minutes Prep Time

35 minutes Cook/Chill Time

45 minutes Total Time

Ingredients

  • 12 pitted medjool dates
  • 1 cup prepared chai tea
  • 1 1/4 cup oat flour
  • ¼ cup tapioca starch
  • 1/4 cup nondairy milk
  • 2 tsps baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom
  • 1/4 tsp cloves

Optional: Low-Fat Vegan Vanilla Frosting and chopped pecans for topping

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Pour the chai tea over the dates and soak for 10 minutes. Blend the chai tea, dates, lemon juice, and vanilla on high until smooth.
  3. In a large mixing bowl combine the dry ingredients and mix briefly.
  4. Add the date mixture. Stir to combine.
  5. Lightly oil or line a loaf pan and pour in your batter, smoothing out the top.
  6. Bake for 35 minutes at 350F.
  7. Cool completely before frosting and slicing. Keep in the fridge. It is best fresh and will dry out over time.

Notes

This bread is not very sweet. If you want a sweeter loaf, you can add 1/4 cup maple syrup and an extra 1/4 cup oat flour to make up for the extra moisture.

natalie-of-feasting-on-fruitAbout Natalie, founder of Feasting on Fruit: I am the writer, photographer, and imagination behind Feasting on Fruit. Seven years a vegetarian, five years a vegan, and barely one year a blogger, but learning and loving it! I am constantly overflowing with creative ideas for fruity vegan food, often more than I have time to make. Sharing the health and happiness of tasty recipes brings a smile to my lips and a purpose to my kitchen.

Healthy and Easy to Make Vegetable Pancakes

Healthy Vegetable PancakesThis is a vegan, gluten-free version of the famous potato pancakes. After you will taste these, you will probably realize that there is, really, no need for eggs or white flour!

What you need:

  • 4-5 large peeled potatoes
  • 1 peeled onion
  • 1 carrot (organic is safer to use. If your carrot is organic you can leave its skin on)
  • Himalayan Pink Salt to taste (optional)
  • 1.5 cup chickpeas flour
  • Oil to fry (I recommend either avocado oil or coconut oil. If you like coconut you will love it here as it will add the coconut aroma to the vegetable pancakes).

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What to do:

  1. Grate the potatoes, carrot and onion or chop them to very thin slices with a food processor. Put in a large bowl.
  2. Add the salt and the flour, and mix well. Put the mix in a strainer and strain most of the liquid out.
  3. Use wide pan to boil the oil (the oil should almost cover the vegetable pancakes). Create nice little flat pancakes with your hands and fry them on both sides, until they get brown and crispy.
  4. Serve with vegetables salad – the vegetable pancakes goes especially well with tomatoes, so tomatoes salad would be simply perfect here!

Enjoy and leave some for others :-)

Recipe source: Vegan Gluten-Free Potato Latkes For A Cancer Free Lifestyle Diet

Dawn Breast CancerAbout Dawn Bradford Lange:  Co-founder of Breast Cancer Yoga. Dawn is making a difference with Breast Cancer Yoga therapeutic products designed to support you emotionally and physically during breast cancer . We want to give you the attention and personal service you need so please email us at info@breastcanceryoga.com if you have questions.

Best Ever Eggplant Salad – You Must Try This Recipe

Best Ever Eggplant Sald on Breast Cancer AuthorityThis eggplant came to me, like most things, as a surprise. I made some other dish with eggplants, and found out that I have one extra eggplant. I looked at him – dark, firm, brave :-) It was obvious that I have to come up with a new brilliant eggplant salad Idea, and so I did! I didn’t even had to close my eyes… just thought about it and the Idea came :-)

What you need:

1 large eggplant
2-3 handful coriander, chopped well
Juice of 1 fresh lemon
1/2 red pepper, chopped to tiny little squares
2 green onions, both white and green parts, chopped well
3-4 spoons of avocado oil
salt to taste
1/2 tbs maple syrup

What to do:

Peel the eggplants and cut them to small cubes. Stir fry the eggplant cubes in a warm avocado oil. Start on high heat and covered, until the eggplants are done. Then remove the cover, lower the heat and continue to cook until the eggplant is a bit dark and somehow crispy.

Once it’s done, remove to a big plate with towel papers to absorb the oil and cool down. After about 10 minutes blend the eggplants with the rest of the ingredients and YEY – you got an amazing summer salad!!!

Neeva KedemAbout Neeva Kedem: Couple of years ago my life took a nice turn when I became vegan. It happened after my 40th birthday; I kind of realized that my health and energy are not as they used to be, and that change is needed. After reading lots of researches and studies, I understood that eating healthier food that is based on plants and natural ingredients will be the best for me, and so I did. It didn’t happen overnight; first, I gave up red meat. Then chicken, which was very hard for me. And only about a year later – cheese and eggs. Today I can say that being vegan improved my health and energy levels, and that I love being vegan!

Vegan Quiche Recipe For A Cancer Free Lifestyle Diet

Vegan Quiche Recipe For A Breast Cancer Diet

Try this delicious Crust-Less Quiche recipe that you can make ahead of time and just warm up a piece in the morning. To aid in the eating process, you can wrap your piece in a whole wheat tortilla and have a little Quiche wrap. Feel free to change the veggies or add more of your favorites!  Always use organic ingredients when possible.

Preheat oven to 475f.

Batter ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups chickpea flour
  • 1/2 cup apple sauce
  • 1 cup alkaline water
  • 1 tbsp Himalayan Pink Salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper (optional)

Veggies:

  • 1 bag broccoli
  • 1 half onion
  • 1 brick frozen spinach
  • 2 diced fresh tomatoes
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp Himalayan Pink Salt sautéed with veggies

Directions

  1. (use any veggies you like mushrooms, peppers, onion powder, fresh basil are great options as well)
  2. Sauté veggies in pan before adding them into batter. Add sautéed veggies into quiche batter and mix well. Transfer into baking pie dish or muffin tray.
  3. Sprinkled nutritional yeast on top for an extra cheesy flavour!
  4. Bake in oven for 45 minutes (additional time oven may be required depending on individual stove). Let cool in fridge for half hour at least to help with binding.

Enjoy!

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Chocolate Frosty Recipe: Healthy Enough For A Cancer Diet

Vegan Chocolate Frosty For A Cancer DietIf you crave a Chocolate Frosty without all the classic, not-so-healthy ingredients, this recipe is for you. The secret ingredient for this recipe is the Florida Avocado aka, “the big avocado.” The result of this secret ingredient is the smoothest, fluffiest, most delicious chocolate shake you will ever make. However, a traditional avocado can be used. Add in cacao nibs for added antioxidants. Always use organic ingredients when possible.

Ingredients:
serves 2, vegan

  • 1 1/2 bananas, frozen (make sure they are very ripe when you freeze them!)
  • 1/2 large Florida avocado – about 1/2 – 3/4 cup mashed (room temperature or chilled)
  • 2 tsp raw cacao powder (or sub with unsweetened cocoa powder)
  • 3/4 cup vanilla almond milk (nnsweetened for cancer diet recipe)
  • tiny pinch of Pink Himalayan Salt

Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients to blender (high speed blenders work best).
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Serve right away.
  4. Enjoy with a spoon!

Tips & Variations:

* Add the almond milk a splash at a time until the bananas begin blending through. You may not need the full amount of almond milk – or if you blender is not as powerful, you may need to add more liquid to blend. You want to use as little liquid as needed to blend in order to achieve a thick ice cream-like texture.

* Make sure you use very ripe bananas and that your avocado is ripe and soft. It should easily squeeze out of its avocado skin into the blender (after removing the large pit).

* You can sweeten to taste is desired. Agave syrup works well.

* Add more or less cacao as desired as well. You could also add in cacao nibs for added antioxidants.

Recipe adapted from Babble.com, Feature photo source: Just-Add-Sprinkles.com

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Dawn Breast CancerAbout Dawn Bradford Lange:  Co-founder of Breast Cancer Yoga. Dawn is making a difference with Breast Cancer Yoga therapeutic products designed to support you emotionally and physically during breast cancer . We want to give you the attention and personal service you need so please email us at info@breastcanceryoga.com if you have questions.

Butter Replacement Recipe (Oleolux) For A Budwig Diet

Butter replacement Recipe for Budwig Cancer DietDr. Budwig for some 60 years had outstanding success with her cancer diet  and complementary therapy program.  She identified a major cause of disease related to a lack of oxygen mainly due to consuming unnatural refined fats and not eating the healthy unprocessed oils/fats. To learn more read The Budwig Cancer Guide FREE E-book.

We have included a Budwig recipe for Oleolux, a savory butter replacement for food. It is a rich golden-yellow blend of cold-pressed linseed (flax) oil and raw coconut oil delicately enhanced with onion and garlic that can melt into cooked vegetables, potatoes and buckwheat. It can also be used  instead of butter on bread. Use to fry with; though if using oleolux for frying do not heat for more than 1-3 minutes and then only at a gentle heat. Stir into lentils and soup. (Recipe source Budwig Diet & Protocol)

Ingredients:
  • 125 grams Cold-Pressed Linseed (Flax) Oil
  • 250 grams Cold-Pressed Coconut Oil
  • 1 Medium Onion
  • 10Cloves Garlic Mashed
Directions:
  1.  Weigh the Linseed Oil into a suitable container, preferably glass that has a lid, or can be covered, it needs to be large enough to take the coconut oil as well.  Place it in the freezer for 20 minutes.
  2. Melt coconut oil in a large pan from which it is going to be easy to pour the oil.
  3. Slice the onion and cook at a very gentle heat so that it is lightly straw colored after 15 minutes.
  4. Add the crushed garlic cloves and cook for a further 3 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat, allow to cool a little and strain through a sieve into the chilled linseed oil and put in the fridge to cool.
  6.  When it has set it is ready to use.
Dawn Breast CancerAbout Dawn Bradford Lange:  Co-founder of Breast Cancer Yoga. Dawn is making a difference with Breast Cancer Yoga therapeutic products designed to support you emotionally and physically during breast cancer . We want to give you the attention and personal service you need so please email us at info@breastcanceryoga.com if you have questions.
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