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Podcasts for Cancer Thrivers

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I am really getting 21st century now. First I did book reviews, then movie reviews and now…wait for it….podcast reviews. I feel so hip! I am only two and a half years into my smart phone, but wow! Along with all the other gadgetry that comes with a smart phone, I have downloaded an app …

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Movie Review – The Connection

Hungry for Change

I watched The Connection as part of a promotion from FMTV (Food Matters TV) , which is a service like Netflix, but it features food, nutrition and health films, many of which are documentaries. The Connection is a film directed by Australian journalist Shannon Harvey who was diagnosed with a career-altering autoimmune disease. Check out …

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Movie Review – Open Sesame: The Story of Seeds

Open Sesame: The Story of Seeds is a film by M. Sean Kaminsky. I know seeds are important—you can’t plant a garden without them—but this film took this to a whole new level! The most impactful demonstration of this was the fact that some species of plant would have been entirely wiped out by pathogens …

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Movie Review – Food Matters

Food Matters is a documentary from two Australians – James Colquhoun and Laurentine ten Bosch who describe themselves as nutritional consultants turned filmmakers. It is the first of two films they have produced. Their second film is called Hungry for Change. I have a very different bottom line on Hungry for Change than I do …

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Movie Review – Hungry for Change

I have been doing book reviews for years and am now branching out to include movie reviews. Of course, I’m not reviewing the latest blockbuster, I will focus my attention on films that are relevant to food, nutrition and cancer. Recently I watched Hungry for Change. It is a documentary from two Australians—James Colquhoun and …

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Peanut Tofu with Quinoa and Leeks

November is the time to start preparing warm dinners that make your house smell intoxicating when you walk in from the cool outdoor air. They comfort you with their seasoning and fortify you with their healthy ingredients. This is one of those recipes. Enjoy! Ingredients: 900ml carton of vegetable broth 1 28oz can of chopped …

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Artichoke and Mushroom Pasta with Sun Dried Tomato and Goat Cheese

This is a Jean LaMantia original recipe. I’ve been making this dish for years. It’s evolved over the years to its current standard. One ingredient—the marinated artichoke hearts—has been in the recipe since its beginning. Here is what you will need for the recipe: Serves 6. Ingredients: Whole grain pasta 2 Bunches green onions 2 …

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BRCA1 and BRCA2 Gene Mutations

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Breast cancer caused by the BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations are rare and account for only 5-7% of breast cancers. Discussing genetic testing with your doctor should be considered if your family has: Cancer in multiple generations A cancer which has developed at a younger than normal age Rare and unusual cancers A woman in …

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Guacamole

Guacamole

I’ve been making this guacamole recipe for a few years. I adjust the ratio of the ingredients based on what I have available and who is eating it. It’s delicious and goes fast! Ingredients: 1 ripe avocado 1 small-medium sized tomato 1 slice of onion 1 slice – 1 whole jalapeno 1-2 tsp fresh lime …

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Super Green Parsley Pesto

Parsley

Herbs are more than just a garnish. A garnish is added to a meal for its flavour or visual appeal. I often think of parsley as just a decoration to a meat or cheese tray. Well, herbs are definitely more than decoration! Many herbs have been shown to have important anti-cancer and other medicinal properties. …

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