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Welcome to my blog!

 

I write articles on foods and lifestyle practices that help people whose lives have been turned upside down by cancer.  Please take a moment to comment below if you want more information or you would like to talk with me.  After my son recovered from leukemia, I have not stopped!  I constantly read and search the literature and the internet for the best ways for the body to recover from cancer.  I report my findings here.  I so wish that people can recover if they are ready to and I have tools to help them recover, I am an integrative nutritionist and a transformational coach, as well as an energy worker.  I know how to inspire true lasting change in my clients and I look forward to positively influencing many others.  I work with caretakers/families and executives with cancer.

Here's to your vibrant health!

Love,

LIz

Turmeric-the dose makes the poison

Posted on July 5, 2015

Turmeric is it a pro oxidant and does it REALLY promote lung cancer in animals?

 

See attached post with picture of a plant that is not turmeric.  In the scientific article, the results stated that turmeric, which has shown anti-cancer activity in numerous studies, is showing a different tendency in the described research.  The actual spice,  turmeric,  was not used in the study, it was the extract from turmeric, cucurmin that was fed to the mice.  

 

http://www.digitaljournal.com/life/health/research-anti-cancer-spice-promotes-lung-cancer/article/395900

 

So is this cause for concern?  Should you stop eating your curries or taking your turmeric pill?  Absolutely not.  First of all, turmeric in curries and when taken as a supplement usually does not exceed the dose of cucurmin that was fed to the rats.  As a scientist, I love to read the literature especially the methods sections of the paper.  In this paper, they said that they fed the rats 2% of their feed was cucurmin or 4%.  What?  Are they kidding?  Did they have an agenda to disprove turmeric as an effective anti-cancer spice?  

 

Top ten tips for professionals with cancer

Posted on July 4, 2015

 

Are you a working professional with cancer?

Read this article on my LinkedIn page to learn tips to beat overwhelm and side effects and get back to work with more energy more quickly!

 

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/top-ten-tips-professionals-cancer-liz-perkins

broccoli compound kills leukemia

Posted on June 10, 2015

September 2012 paper in www.plos.one details how sulfophorane induces apoptosis in leukemic cells in vitro.  This may be promising as an adjuvant therapy especially for children who have relapsed.  See the paper in the September 2012 issue of Plos.

Title is:

Sulforaphane Induces Cell Cycle Arrest and Apoptosis in Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Cells.

 

Great news...

cranberries are good

Posted on October 9, 2014

Cranberries and varicosities!

If you have varicose veins or spider veins, eating cranberries can reduce the severity of the veins!  The berries have compounds in them that strengthen the walls of the veins.  This is good, so the blood can return more easily to the heart.  You may have to eat a cup or two a day of the dried cranberries and then look and see how your veins are (not) popping out!  

Other berries are good to eat as well, but cranberries have a good amount of flavonoids.  Other good sources are hawthorn berries and blueberries.

 

Here's a good resource for learning more about varicose veins.

http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/condition/varicose-veins

If you are wondering on how to eat that many cranberries, contact Liz for good ideas to eat more flavonoids or get more flavonoids in your body.

Liz has a 4 week and 90 day Total Transformation Program for you to really get supported as you reach for your most vibrant, lively self.

- See more at: http://elizabeth-perkins.healthcoach.integrativenutrition.com/blog#sthash.6MGgr1QB.dpuf

4 Reasons to Celebrate Non-GMO Month

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Did you know that October is the official Non-GMO Month? This month, retail stores nationwide will celebrate the consumer's right to be informed of foods and products that contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

What exactly are GMOs again?

GMOs, or Genetically Modified Organisms, are products of biotechnology (also called genetic engineering, or GE), which creates new combinations of plant, animal, bacteria and viral genes by combining DNA from one species with DNA from another. The result: new organisms that do not occur in nature.

GMOs are often not labeled as such. In many developed nations, GMO products are heavily restricted or banned altogether because they have yet to be proven safe for people's health and the health of the environment. However, in the U.S. there is a dearth of public awareness of the potentially harmful repercussions of GMO products.

Here are four more reasons why you should celebrate Non-GMO Month this October and empower yourself to make the right decisions for you and your family.

1. Human Health

What Role Can Corporations Play in Solving the Global Health Crisis?

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Yesterday, Walmart announced an initiative to improve the nutrition of the food they carry while lessening its environmental impact. This is just one more announcement in a series of big name brands waking up to the dual global crises of health and the environment, and responding with corporate action.

Walmart's goal is to help the environment as well as the health of their consumers, and they’ve established four “pillars” to help them achieve that goal:

Are Synthetically Modified Foods the New GMOs?

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This Non-GMO Month, we’re thinking a lot about the genetically modified organisms that make their way into our food supply, and what they mean for our environment and our health. It’s a complicated and controversial issue, as we explored last week—and looks like it’s about to get even thornier.

A technology has just hit the market that brings new questions and concerns to the GMO debate. Synthetic biology, or “synbio,” doesn’t just change the makeup of certain natural entities, it actually grows new organisms that make things more efficiently than nature does.

Without getting too deep into the science, here’s how synbio works: By taking genes from a plant and giving them to yeast, scientists employ the process of fermentation to create the same compound that plant produces.

VIDEO: Are GMOs Useful or Unsafe?

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October is Non-GMO Month, which means it’s a perfect time to ask the perennial question: are genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) useful, or are they unsafe?

The parties on both sides feel strongly about the answer, and the complex science, politics, financial interests, and environmental implications of GMOs make it difficult to parse out who is correct.

Anti-GMO activists claim that these organisms are an environmental trigger for the growing health crisis, that genetic engineering is not natural, and that we don’t know the long-term health effects of eating GMOs. Scientists, on the other hand, point to thousands of studies that show the safety of GMOs, and say that labeling GMO products would cause people to avoid them out of unfounded fear.

This thorny issue involves the FDA, big corporations like Monsanto, farms small and huge, as well as everyone who eats fruits and vegetables. In the video below, 2009 graduate Robyn Youkilis explores the two sides of this debate. Watch now, and then tell us what you think in the comments.

National Kale Day: Could Kale Be the Next Beef?

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Today is our favorite day of the year: National Kale Day! First of all, how great that our country, despite all its health problems, has a designated day for the king of all leafy greens, right?

In Integrative Nutrition’s Health coach Training Program, kale holds an equally prominent place, with a special part of the curriculum devoted to it. One of the aspects we focus on is the surprising ways in which kale is actually a superb substitute for animal protein, something that most people don’t know.

So how does a bunch kale stack up against that slab of steak? Let’s take a look:

Deepak Chopra on What NOT to Do to Succeed

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When you look at the most successful people you know, you probably focus on what they did to achieve their success. But what about what they didn’t do? According to Integrative Nutrition visiting teacher Deepak Chopra, those non-actions play just as significant a role in determining career success.

In an article on LinkedIn last week, Deepak laid out the three biggest mistakes he sees derailing people’s potential:

  1. Setting your expectations too low.
  2. Feeling that you have to be certain.
  3. Not seeing how much you will grow.

A visionary in the world of holistic health and mindfulness, Deepak may not immediately seem like someone who would be giving tips for professional success. However, his advice—as well as the arc of his own life—is proof of the fact that it’s not only possible but even easier to achieve success if you listen to your inner voice.

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