Category Archives: Nutrition

The Role that Food Can Play in Our Life



Rebecca Katz is a Culinary Nutritionist and author of The Cancer Fighting Kitchen.  Listen as she explains that what we eat can do all sorts of things for our body — in the best way.  Some of the most nutritious food out there can really be the most delicious.   When we have a good and healthy connection with food we have a really good and healthy connection with life.

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Therapeutic Fasting and Chemo Side Effects

Supporting the whole person and managing the side effects of chemo is important in cancer care.

Listen as Dr Dave Allderdice, ND, FABNO, explores how nausea, fatigue, hair loss, neuropathy, vomiting and other chemo side effects can be reduced by utilizing therapeutic fasting along-side treatment.  Learn how naturopathic doctors support the whole person and provide healthy building blocks during cancer care.  Dr Alderdice also shares the importance of nourishing the body in-between chemo to undergo treatment in as healthy a manner as possible.

Strategies and Recipes from the Ayurvedic Summer Kitchen

Fundamental to any Ayurvedic self-care routine is the proper feeding and nourishing of one’s 5-elemental body. As an appreciative student of Ayurveda, I’m in awe of the logic and cohesiveness surrounding the guidelines for diet and food preparation. But putting theory into regular practice ~ that can be a tall order especially in the summer when the structured cooking routines of the rest of the year take a back seat to summer’s spontaneity.

garden freshWhat are those challenging guidelines? Foods should be organic, seasonally harvested and consumed, freshly prepared, appetizing and properly cooked, lightly spiced, moistened with high-quality fat, have wisely combined ingredients, be suited to one’s specific digestive capabilities, be taken at the time of day when the external natural forces best support digestion, AND to insure proper replenishment of the elements should contain the 6 tastes (sweet, sour, salty, pungent, astringent, and bitter). Foods should NOT be leftover, stale, unappealing, processed, canned, frozen, improperly cooked, out of season, or otherwise cause a disturbance to digestive fire, bioenergetic tendencies, or state of mind. (Whew!) Continue reading