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50% of people will deal with cancer in their lifetime. This informative and groundbreaking new book written by physician Dr. Nasha Winters and nutritionist Jess Higgins Kelley entitled The Metabolic Approach to Cancer gives readers the tools to manage their own healthcare.
In order for a cell to become cancerous, there are 10 security systems that a cell has to breach. This is referred to as the 10 hallmarks of cancer, which are listed below:
The philosophy described in the book, the Terrain Ten, details a whole body approach versus just one target or a single treatment approach. This is a complement to western medicine and provides another way to look at the cancer process—one with more of an emphasis on prevention and achieving optimal health.
Ketosis is also discussed, as it may be a good approach if you feel you have a high risk of cancer. The ketogenic diet addresses at least six of the 10 hallmarks of cancer. It also impacts the Terrain Ten in each area and works well as a preventative approach.
The wide range in food quality is also an important factor, as the food we eat is critical when it comes to our health. The authors explain that we need to look at the type of meat we are eating and the kinds of fats being used. Cooking at high temperatures also creates a small problem, as the process can create carcinogens. Lowering the heat, marinating the meat, and using herbs, spices, and seasonings are recommended.
For more information about The Metabolic Approach to Cancer, visit http://optimalterrainconsulting.com/the-book/ or check out the Metabolic Approach to Cancer Facebook page. For more information about assessing your Terrain Ten or to contact Dr. Nasha Winters, visit www.optimalterrainconsulting.com or visit the Optimal Terrain Consulting Facebook page. To contact Jess Higgins Kelley, visit http://www.remissionnutrition.com or visit the Remission Nutrition Facebook page.
Beverly Lynn Bennett is a vegan chef and baker and the author of the new book, Anti-Inflammatory Foods and Recipes. This book gives you a vegan approach to dealing with inflammation.
After a fall while working in the restaurant industry, Beverly severely injured her back. After meeting with several doctors, she began doing research into alternative approaches to healing, including different foods that might help her condition. She learned about anti-inflammatory foods, began including more of these in her diet, and started seeing a real change in her health.
Beverly describes the many health consequences of being in chronic inflammation. These can include an increased incidence of cancer, increased levels of insulin that can cause diabetes, and aging. Blood clots, irregular heartbeat, heart attack, or possibly Alzheimer’s Disease are other possible implications. Allergies, asthma, skin issues, and autoimmune diseases can also arise as a result.
Beverly recommends listening to your body. Treat yourself as your own experiment to determine what’s good for you and what is not. Incorporate different foods with anti-inflammatory properties and pay attention to changes in how you look and feel.
The book includes recipes with a variety of foods spanning all different colors. There are mixes of sweet and savory recipes, which are also gluten-free. Each anti-inflammatory ingredient is highlighted in a different color within each recipe, which makes the guide easy to use.
To connect with Beverly or to learn more about Anti-Inflammatory Foods and Recipes, visit http://www.veganchef.com or http://www.bookpubco.com.
Phoebe Lapine is a food writer and the author of The Wellness Project, a sort of memoir and guide describing her journey to better health.
Phoebe spent a year addressing her health issues and the approaches she took to reclaim her health after being diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid gland. She decided to go the slow and steady route with her lifestyle change. She reached out to people she knew in the wellness space and developed a 12-month curriculum that covered digestive health, hormone health, alignment, sleep, hydration, and much more. Her goal was to focus not only on food and exercise, but to look at every piece and determine how they fit together moving forward in creating a healthier lifestyle. The Wellness Project describes this journey and her outcomes.
One of Phoebe’s first experiments was giving up sugar, alcohol, and caffeine. If we are not metabolizing caffeine correctly, it can cause an estrogen dominance which can be problematic for the thyroid. She made the decision to abstain from these things for a while, and incorporated them back in moderation.
Phoebe also discusses hydration tips. If you’re drinking a lot of water, you have to make sure you have something else in your body to absorb those minerals; Phoebe recommends fiber. Have a glass of water with lemon juice and sea salt upon waking up in the morning to jumpstart your hydration.
She also shares a few diet tips:
1. Try an elimination diet.
2. Eat organic when you can.
3. Keep a food journal.
4. Eat plants and vegetables.
5. Make sure you are eating high-quality meats.
Phoebe recommends daily meditation and journaling to manage stress and practice gratitude.
To connect with Phoebe Lapine or to learn more about The Wellness Project, visit http://www.feedmephoebe.com or http://www.phoebelapine.com.
Melissa Henig is a health and lifestyle coach and the author of Raw Paleo: The Extreme Advantages of Eating Paleo Foods in the Raw. Melissa grew up in a health-conscious home and was eating a raw vegan diet, but felt she was lacking something. She was told about a raw paleo way of eating and has been living this lifestyle ever since.
Melissa discusses a few myths surrounding raw foods. One such myth surrounds cholesterol. Many feel that it should be avoided, but it is actually an essential lipid that is in every cell of our body. Cholesterol is important for the brain, nervous system, and hormones.
Another myth surrounds raw eggs, which are not dangerous if sourced correctly. Melissa recommends sourcing pasture-raised raw eggs, as the nutritional profile is much higher. Biotin within the egg yolk is a rich source of nutrition.
Melissa explains that the benefit of eating raw foods is seen in the nutrients, as these molecules can be degraded through freezing or heating, which changes the molecules’ structure. Use food straight from nature, never frozen or heated, for the highest healing potential possible. In regards to butter, Melissa recommends raw versus pasteurized, as it lubricates the joints, is good for your skin, and aids in digestion. Again, there is a higher healing potential with raw butter as nothing is changed with the protein and fat molecules. Though it can be hard to source, you can check http://www.rawmilk.com to find possible sources near you.
Melissa wants people to know that if they source quality foods, they should not to be afraid to try raw meat.
To connect with Melissa or to learn more about Raw Paleo: The Extreme Advantages of Eating Paleo Foods in the Raw, visit http://www.rawpaleo.com, email her at Melissa@rawpaleo.com, or visit her on Instagram or Facebook.
Erica Spiegelman is an addiction specialist and the author of Rewired Coloring Book: An Adult Coloring Book for Emotional Awareness, Healthy Living & Recovery. With treatment, education, and the support of her friends and family, Erica stopped drinking 10 years ago and went back to school to help others find their way to sobriety. She earned a degree in addiction counseling and began working in inpatient and outpatient centers. Her new outpatient center called Rewired is located in Beverly Hills, California.
The well-known 12-step program to sobriety did not resonate with Erica, so she put together her own recipe for success, much of which is explained in her book, Rewired: A Bold New Approach to Addiction and Recovery. She now shares this with others and encourages them to find what works for them.
In the coloring book, Erica includes a 30-day gratitude exercise. The challenge is to be grateful every day for 30 days. This will set you up for thinking and behaving in different ways, which allows you to lean toward gratitude on a more consistent basis. You begin to build that muscle of seeing the positive in difficult situations.
Similarly, the overall goal of the coloring book is to change the way people think. It’s a mindfulness exercise in being present in the moment. The book pairs words of values and emotions with the visual of coloring. She encourages readers to begin with intention of how the word is present in their lives. Some examples included in the book include evolution, love, authenticity. Possible benefits of completing exercises in this book include getting stress under control, improvement in sleep, self-exploration, and mindfulness.
To connect with Erica or to learn more about Rewired Coloring Book: An Adult Coloring Book for Emotional Awareness, Healthy Living & Recovery, visit http://www.ericaspieglman.com or visit her Facebook page.