The Cancer Free Life Blog
I LOVE eating and trying new foods. I was afraid when I started eating mostly plant based that I would miss out. This has not been the case. Instead, I am experiencing a whole new world of food (and possibilities).
Plant based living reduces cancer risk, minimizes overall health issues, invites […]
There is a lot of controversy concerning the use of supplements in conjunction with cancer medications. Many doctors say that supplements interfere with conventional treatments. I’ll never forget that a well-known oncologist responded, “absolutely not” when I asked him if my husband could take supplements to support his body’s […]
These muffins are absolutely delicious – they remind me of moist and cinnamony carrot cake. I prefer to serve in muffin portions as opposed to bread, but you could convert the recipe and make as a loaf. Spread with smear of grass fed butter and serve slightly warm or […]
It’s pumpkin season and if you love pumpkin like I do, an easy pumpkin protein smoothie for breakfast is the perfect start to a fall day! Pumpkin is low in sugar, high in fiber and guilt free :). It’s loaded with phytonutrients to help prevent the risk of cancers! […]
As I was writing the blogs these past two weeks, it brought me back to the tools that worked for me the most during my cancer battle. I want to share those with you now more then ever, because I hear it in your emails and feedback – you […]
As you know, I said no to chemo. You read why last week. I heard from several of you about how chemo was the right choice for you. And to you, I say, thank God.
It’s been really enlightening to hear your chemo and cancer stories.
It’s such a personal choice. […]
Recipe Credit: Pamela Salzman
Makes an 8 x 8 or 9 x 9 pan
coconut oil or butter for greasing pan
1 cup creamy, unsweetened, unsalted almond butter, raw or roasted
1/3 cup pure Grade A maple syrup or raw honey
1⁄4 cup raw cacao or cocoa powder
1⁄4 tsp. fine ground sea salt
1 tsp. […]
Some days I dream of savory alfredo sauce over pasta, with a butter base so rich I already feel the pounds going straight to my hips.
In true Elissa fashion, I’ve discovered the perfect compromise, a way to get my creamy pasta dish without taxing my digestive system. Even better, […]
I’ll never forget the look of uncertainty on the oncologist’s face when he gave me my cancer diagnosis. A different doctor had the same look when he gave my husband his diagnosis 10 years later. I chose not to take the path my doctor laid out for me – […]
I can get down an herbacious green juice with ease, but stomaching anchovies has never been a forte of mine, despite knowing how good they are for me. Then, I met my anchovy loving fiancé who introduced me to bagna cauda, a simple anchovy sauce that he would put […]