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The Anti-Cancer Diet: The Power of a Plant-Based Diet

Even before 2020, Americans were getting sicker. Two-thirds of Americans are overweight and over half have a chronic disease, such as diabetes or heart disease. Yet overwhelming data demonstrates that many of these diseases could be prevented by transitioning to a plant-based diet. One of these diseases, which might surprise you, is cancer. An anti-cancer diet is often a plant-based one!   Cancer and a Plant-Based Diet   Multiple studies have linked a plant-based diet to a lower risk of cancer. IGF-1, an ingredient found in animal protein and processed foods, has been known to increase the growth and spread of cancerous cells in adults. Those with higher levels of IGF-1 may have a higher risk of cancer than those who eat a plant-based diet.   Not only that, but longitudinal...

The Science Behind an Apple a Day

Nancy A. Palermo MD Everyone knows the saying” An apple a day keeps the doctor away” but current research into the power of food shows there are real reasons this powerful fruit might just reduce your doctor visits. Apples are nutritional powerhouses providing 4 gm of fiber, Vitamin C, and K but more importantly, one apple can provide 22% of the phenolic antioxidants. Antioxidants are compounds that help to neutralize free radicals in the body which can lead to tissue damage. Getting sufficient antioxidants is associated with a reduction in cancer cell proliferation, reduction in damage to our DNA, reduction of lipid oxidation, and cholesterol reduction leading to a reduction in cancer and heart disease. One medium-sized apple contains less than 100 calories and up to 4 gm...

Greek Village Salad

This traditional Greek Village Salad consists of refreshing ingredients like cucumbers, tomatoes, and feta. It's a perfect side dish or can be prepared as a main-dish and topped with grilled chicken or fish. Salad Ingredients: 2 red tomatoes, cut into wedges 2 cucumbers, sliced thickly and halved 4 green onions, chopped ¼ lb feta cut into small chunks ¼ lb Kalamata olives 1 green pepper, sliced salt, pepper and oregano Dressing (follows)   Dressing Ingredients: 1 cup red wine vinegar 2 cups olive oil Juice of 1 lemon 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 t oregano Salt and pepper to taste   Directions: Combine all ingredients except seasonings and dressing in a bowl. Add salt and pepper to taste. Toss ingredients. Make the salad dressing in a large jar. Shake well. (best to let stand for 2 days before using to optimize flavors) Add the desired...

Monday Motivation | The Benefits of Coffee

Dr. Tracy Larson discusses why this one-time "vice" can now be a beneficial part of our daily diet. https://vimeo.com/354552125 [maxbutton id="4" url="https://thrivecarolinas.com/functional-and-integrative-medicine/thriver-medical-membership/" text="Become a Thriver!" ] [maxbutton id="4" url="https://thrivecarolinas.com/category/monday-motivation" text="Catch Up On Motivation!" ]  ...

Monday Motivation: Looking at Small Changes for Big Results

Making several small changes over a period of time often results in larger successes that making one large change. https://vimeo.com/343451350 [maxbutton id="4" url="https://thrivecarolinas.com/functional-and-integrative-medicine/thriver-medical-membership/" text="Become a Thriver!" ] [maxbutton id="4" url="https://thrivecarolinas.com/category/monday-motivation/" text="Catch Up On Motivation!" ]...

Under Pressure: The Hypertension Effect

Under Pressure While everyone has pressure in their lives, some are under far more severe pressure than others. High blood pressure (hypertension) is a condition in which the stress that your blood exerts on the interior of your blood vessels is significant enough to pose potential health risks over the long term. Hypertension can present in a variety of ways, and many have no symptomology at all. ​Hypertension Symptoms​ Headaches Shortness of breath Nosebleeds It is important to note that none of these can point directly to hypertension, but if the pressure is severe enough to have symptoms, it can mean that the pressure is elevated enough to pose significant risk. Luckily, a hypertension diagnosis can be as simple as taking your blood pressure! Blood pressure should be...

Monday Motivation | Portion Sizes

Dr. Tracy Larson discusses portion sizes and how to be mindful of what you are consuming   [embed]https://vimeo.com/329932134[/embed]   [maxbutton id="4" url="https://thrivecarolinas.com/functional-and-integrative-medicine/thriver-medical-membership/" text="Become a Thriver!" ] [maxbutton id="4" url="https://thrivecarolinas.com/category/monday-motivation" text="Catch Up On Motivation" ]...

Monday Motivation: Intermittent Fasting with Dr. Larson

  Dr. Tracy Larson discusses intermittent fasting and why we cycle through periods of fasting and eating. [embed]https://vimeo.com/317995901[/embed] [embed]https://vimeo.com/317994960[/embed] [maxbutton id="4" url="https://thrivecarolinas.com/category/monday-motivation/" text="Catch Up with Monday Motivations" ]...