Monday, June 18, 2012

Monday's health links - the recipe edition

Hi friends! From the title you will see that this is not the traditional health links post! I could not find anything interesting in the news but I have been finding lots of great healthy recipes. So, today I give you links to the most fun way to fight cancer - eating well!
  1. Mark Bittman's salmon roasted in butter.  I think this is the way my sister cooks it. And it's what we're having for supper tonight! New York Times.
  2. Part of the Meatless Mondays movement, baked eggplant marinara. SheKnows.
  3. Building on the reported health benefits of turmeric, and its component curcumin, coconut Thai rice curry. Care2.
  4. Lasagna with roasted broccoli is a great way to get extra vegetables into your dinner plans. New York Times. 
  5. The stands are finally full of beautiful strawberries in my neck of the woods. How about a proscuitto, spinach and strawberry salad? Canoe.
  6. A great selection of spring and salad rolls. Kids love to make them and they end up getting lots of veg. One note - I'm not sure the mashed potato spring rolls are actually good for you, but lordy, they would be great for my state of mind. :-) Huffington Post.
  7. Another great salad - quinoa, pea and black bean with cumin vinaigrette. New York Times.
  8. Finally, great advice on cooking salmon along with great recipes. Huffington Post.
That's it for now. Happy cooking.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Monday's health links

Welcome to June, everybody! The sun is shining somewhere today, so get outside and go for a walk. :-)
  1. Drinking 8 glasses of water a day might be too much - let your body tell you when to drink and how much! CBC.
  2. Using cancer "signatures" to help predict response to estrogen-lowering therapy. News-Medical Net.
  3. FDA approves new drug for use in treating HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer. Wall Street Journal.
  4. Using ginseng to help deal with cancer-related fatigue. WebMD.
  5. Looking at HIV drugs to help target breast cancer treatment.
  6. Swedish study finds that the Atkins diet may be bad for the heart. The Atlantic.
  7. Taking a run at the excuses we use not to exercise. Seattle Times.
  8. Dr. Oz and Dr. Roizen with five medical breakthroughs they find exciting: omega-7 fatty acids might be a new good fat, combining cardio and strength training on the same day is good for you, stress is bad for your DNA, ceramides may provide protection against cancer, and a skin-cancer drug may provide benefits against Alzheimer's disease. OregonLive.
  9. Fighting cancer? Cooking for someone who is? Trying to prevent a recurrence? The Cancer Project has an online meal planner complete with shopping lists to make meal preparation easier. Now, what you really care about - yes, the recipes actually look yummy. There are curries, soups, salads, stir fries, cookies, and dips. Indian dishes, Thai, Italian, Mexican, and Japanese. A quick scan found Mexican Corn Chowder, Fettuccine with Grilled Asparagus, Peas, and Lemon, Oatmeal Waffles, the kid-friendly Monster Smoothie, Potato and Cauliflower Curry, and the one I'm most interested in doing this week, a mixed-vegetable burrito stuffing called Calabacitas. Looking for interesting quinoa recipes? Lots here, including Quinoa Tacos, Quinoa Loaf, Quinoa Pilaf, Fruited Breakfast Quinoa, and Quinoa Burgers. The Cancer Project.
Just a reminder, Father's Day is this Sunday. Go give your dad a hug and say thanks. And take him a good book or something. Bottle of wine. Fishing lure. You figure it out - but make him feel special. I love you, Dad.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Health links

Hey friends! Hope you are all well.
  1. Vancouver clinic helps women find out their own risk for breast cancer and ways to avoid it. Vancouver Sun.
  2. New blood test may help early stage breast cancer patients predict the risk of spreading or recurrence. Globe and Mail.
  3. Using Herceptin to help target chemotherapy in Her2+ women. Huffington Post.
  4. Disney bans junk food ads from its television channels and other kid-focused platforms. Woot woot!!! Globe and Mail.
  5. Apparently, chia is taking London by storm! I mean, if Gwyneth Paltrow is on board, how long till Jay-Z starts rapping its praises? London Evening Standard.
  6. POM Wonderful ordered to stop making health claims. AFP.
  7. Lightening up meatloaf! The Feed via Not Martha.
  8. If the sun could just be allowed to shine for a couple more hours (!) it will soon be strawberry season here in the Pacific Northwest! Click here to learn about why they are so great for you and head over to my recipe website for some great recipes.