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What is a probiotic?

Probiotics have become a common supplement in many people’s daily health plan.  But what exactly are probiotics?  What are their benefits and how do we know which one to choose? The term probiotic is derived from the Greek language meaning “for life” but for our purposes I will use the definition as per the World…

fermented foods

5 Reasons to Use Fermented Foods in Your Cancer Fighting Diet

The process of fermentation is a metabolic one that converts sugar into acids, gases or alcohol. Fermented foods are foods that have been through a process of lacto-fermentation where natural bacteria feed on the sugar in the food creating lactic acid. Cultures around the world have been eating fermented foods for years, from Sauerkraut in…

Walnut & Avocado Pesto

May is Brain Cancer Awareness Month⁣. Here are some facts: The most common types of brain cancers are gliomas and meningiomas. Gliomas are cancers that grow from glia cells or glial cells, the supportive cells that hold neurons in place. Meningiomas are cancers that grow from the brain covering (meninges)⁣ Aspartame and long term cell…