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The Cancer Free Life Blog

My Thanksgiving Survival Guide

Thanksgiving day is upon us and while people are preparing to cook up their infamous feasts, I spend my day mindfully prepping for the holiday feast.

I want to share my pre-Thanksgiving regimen with those of you who may be a little nervous about this upcoming day of indulgence so […]

By |November 26th, 2014|Features, Lifestyle, Notes From Elissa|Comments Off

Is Your Virtual Life Making You Lonely?

Instead of recommending a green juice or supplement this week, I am asking that you step back from your computer and connect with a real live person. Thanksgiving is a time to drop our devices, look up and see each other. Rather than waiting until Thursday, let’s start now.

We are hardwired […]

By |November 25th, 2014|Health, Healthy Tips, Lifestyle, Notes From Elissa|Comments Off

Broccoli Sprout and Guacamole Wrap

While broccoli sprouts may look pretty boring, I can assure you that they are anything but!

Don’t underestimate a sprout by its size, broccoli sprouts are incredibly powerful in preventing cancer. In fact, they are more dominant in cancer prevention than mature broccoli.

Their small size has both a mightier nutrient […]

By |November 21st, 2014|Food, Recipes, Snacks|Comments Off

Broccoli Sprouts, Packed With Cancer Protection

I am always looking out for the nutrients and supplements that pack the most powerful punch in the smallest package. It’s this that makes a superfood “Super”.

Today’s superfood is broccoli sprouts. Would you believe me if I told you that the sprout is 50 times more powerful in preventing […]

By |November 20th, 2014|Food, Health, Healthy Tips|Comments Off

Brussels Sprout and Tempeh Sliders

Photo credit: Andrew Scrivani for The New York Times

Is it possible to enjoy the holidays and eat healthy simultaneously?

Every year it gets a little easier. Even my guests are appreciating lighter, cleaner holiday foods – as long as they are delicious. Over the next 6 weeks, I am so […]

By |November 13th, 2014|Food, Recipes|Comments Off

Nature’s Healing Gold – Berberine

I’m alway telling anyone who will listen that nurturing your digestive system and “cleaning your gut” is one of the most important things you can do for weightloss, energy, mood, and over-all health. We are all eating way too much crap and experiencing “bad” bacterial overgrowth and now suffering […]

Build Your Own Salad Bowl

I know sometimes you feel like you have to be a master chef to make a great dinner. I want to take that thought right out of your head ;) Imagine a stress-free dinner any night of the week. Well,  I’m going to show how to do that! Stop […]

By |November 6th, 2014|Dinner, Food, Recipes, Salads|Comments Off

10 Reasons Why You Should Be Juicing

When I was diagnosed with Lymphoma, I woke up to a whole new way of living. One of the most powerful tools I used to heal my cancer holistically was juicing. Along the years, I’ve come to find that a holistic lifestyle can heal cancers and also prevent them!

In […]

Virgin Raw Bee Panacea – It’s Life Food!

Webster’s Dictionary defines panacea as: a remedy for all ills or difficulties: something that will make everything about a situation better

With a profound product name, and an ingredient list that reads like the who’s who of the super food world, Virgin Raw Bee Panacea is my newest well being […]

Guacamole And Baked Tortilla Chips

Recipe Credit: Pamela Salzman

Makes enough for me and only me



4 ripe avocados, peeled, pitted and placed in a medium bowl

juice from ½ a lime or lemon (I prefer lime, but many swear by lemon)

2 T minced red or white onion or shallot

½ tomato, diced (leave it out if it’s […]

By |November 6th, 2014|Recipes|0 Comments