Wednesday, October 3, 2012

What's wrong with this picture? Pink...

Well...You can tell it's October and it's time to start seeing PINK!

I'm not sure which is more disturbing...A Pink for the Cure KFC Bucket or the Nicki Manaj Necklace!  Nicki proved that she is a joke by the way she acted on American Idol when she got all "gangster" with Mariah Carey at the judges table.  Thanks for the I know I'm not watching this season.

I have to say, that fried chicken used to be my downfall...but now that I've learned new ways to transform my health, the very thought of donations collected from fried chicken to help cure cancer is a joke.

My father died from the most horrific cancer - Throat Cancer.  He couldn't eat or taste food after he started treatment and then he lost his voice and tongue after surgery.  The result, unfortunately he died a few weeks after his surgery.

After my fathers death, I vowed to myself that if I could help make a difference in peoples lives to learn about cancer, then I would do what I could to spread the word.  This year I enrolled in The Institute for Integrative Nutrition where I am learning about holistic nutrition.  

Food is a natural way to heal your body.  I would like for you to check out this video by a guy named Chris who beat cancer with his diet.  He has a great video on why he doesn't race for the cure and I believe it's worth sharing with you.  I have to say that I support his reason.

Check out his website too for great information on how to eat the right foods for cancer.



Go Nuts!

Want to know the best grab and go snack to have on you at all times when you feel those hunger pains?

Nuts...Just a simple little baggie of mixed nuts to chomp on when your starting to get hungry and lunch is not at your fingertips.    It will curb your hunger and provide you with essential vitamins and minerals to support your body instead of eating some chips that just goes to your hips.

Look at these little beauties in their raw natural form.  Eating these nuts in their raw state will bring the best value of food to your body.  I always say - before you eat something - think about the value it brings to your body.  It's helps to make the right choice.  

Almonds – Did you know that almonds have as much calcium as milk?  Who needs a milk mustache, eat almonds.  They also contain magnesium, vitamin E, selenium and lots of fiber.  They help lower cholesterol and prevent cancer.

Brazil Nuts – are actually seeds and they are full protein, copper, niacin, magnesium, fiber, vitamin E and selenium.  Selenium is good for balance the thyroid function.  These are the big nuts that are using the last to be eaten in the mixed nut cans.  But they are full of good stuff.

Cashews - are rich in minerals such as copper, magnesium, zinc, iron and biotin.  Like olive oil they have a high concentration of oleic acid which is heart healthy.  One big handful of cashews provides one to two thousand milligrams of tryptophan an essential amino acid that helps nitrogen balance in adults and works with niacin and serotonin in the body to help your mood and sleep. However cashews are not recommended for cancer patients due to their potential levels of fungus.

Pecans – are loaded with vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin E and A, folic acid, calcium, magnesium, copper, phosphorus, potassium, manganese, B vitamins and zinc.  They also help to lower your cholesterol.

Walnuts – look like little brains and for good reason.  They are extremely good for your heart and brain and contain ellagic acid a natural phenol antioxidant that fights cancer.

So make up a few baggies of nut mixes for your snack attacks in the middle of day.  

Go Nuts Today!  Literally...