Top Cancer-Fighting Foods

by Tandis Bishop, DTE Nutritionist

An important way to lower our risk of cancer is to adopt a plant-based diet, according to the American Cancer Society. Their Guidelines On Nutrition And Physical Activity For Cancer Prevention includes eating “a healthy diet, with an emphasis on plant sources.”1 Plant-based diets tend to be lower in saturated fats and high in fiber, vitamins, and phytochemicals. That is why to lower cancer risk, the world famous Dr. William Sears recommends:2

Improve Your Health While Enjoying Summer Fruits

by Tandis Bishop

One of the best things about summer is the abundance of juicy delicious fruits. In Hawaii, we are fortunate to have many of our favorite summer fruits ripening in our back yard. Fruits provide important vitamins and minerals, antioxidants and enzymes. They also contain phytochemicals or plant nutrients which help boost immunity, have a protective effect against cancer, and help protect against heart diseases and circulatory problems. Stay healthy this summer by simply enjoying all the fresh fruits the season has to offer.

Using Meat Substitutes, Made Easy

by Tandis Bishop

Who said going meatless means you must give up your favorite dishes? Most long-time vegetarians will tell you that you can convert many of your favorite dishes with vegetarian meat substitutes or replacements. Today, eating meatless has become easier than ever thanks to the availability of meat replacement options on the market. Of course, meat replacements have come a long way since they were first introduced 20 years ago. It’s easy to fool even the biggest meat lover when using today’s meat substitutes.

Keep Your Home Clean without Contaminating the Earth

by Tracy Rohland

Everyone appreciates a clean home. We scrub and spray and wash using many different products to achieve a sparkling environment. However, while we may be getting rid of mold and dirt, we might also be expelling a plethora of toxic gases and contaminants into our home and our bodies, many of which can eventually make their way into the soil and water of the earth.

Vegetarian Athletes

by Tracy Rohland

It’s a commonly held belief that a vegetarian diet lacks protein and nutrients, that vegetarians are weak and skinny, and that a meat-based diet is a necessity if one wishes to become a successful athlete. This is of course, a complete misconception. In fact, a balanced vegetarian diet is the ideal means for achieving peak performance in any field. It provides all the necessary nutrients and offers a plethora of benefits such as low amounts of fat, high amounts of fiber, plenty of protein, as well as disease -fighting nutrients such as enzymes, antioxidants, and phytonutrients.

Fabulous Foods for a Healthy Heart

by Tracy Ternes

Incorporate these foods into your diet to help reduce your risk of heart disease and promote cardiovascular health. Oatmeal: A steaming bowl of oatmeal is the perfect way to start your day. Oats are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, magnesium, potassium, folate, niacin, calcium, and soluble fiber. For added heart health, top your oatmeal with ground flaxseed and blueberries. For a sweet treat that’s also good for your heart, bake some delicious oatmeal raisin cookies.

Cleaning Out Your Pantry – The Healthy Way

by Tracy Ternes

To help you move toward a healthier, more vegetarian diet this year, here is some information to make the process easier. Start from the source of your family’s food supply – the pantry and the fridge! It’s much easier to resist unwanted foods when you can open your pantry without seeing a box of cookies and a bag of greasy potato chips staring back at you, begging to be eaten. One of the most effective things you can do to cultivate better nutrition is to stock your kitchen with all the building blocks of a healthy diet.

Perfect Foods for Fall

by Tandis Bishop

As plumeria trees drop their leaves and the weather slightly cools, many of us are naturally attracted to foods that are hearty, warm, and roasted. This is our body’s natural craving during the cooler season. Even though we wear shorts and t-shirts in Hawaii during the middle of November, the hearty and nourishing vegetables of fall are more appealing than at other times of the year. This is because during the cooler season, our bodies are naturally drawn to foods that strengthen our immune systems when it is needed most.