Cancer Prevention

No Cream of Broccoli Fall Detox Soup

October 22, 2017

The cooler fall weather is moving in and it’s time to have those favorite soup recipes ready to go! Growing up in the land of cheese and cream, often times, the cooler weather comfort soups call for cream.  But these soups can be loaded with calories which contribute to unwanted, extra winter weight.  Too much […]

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Knowing Your Genetics Can Open a NEW ERA of Personalized Medical Care!

August 6, 2017

Your genes can unlock a new era of personalized medicine that will help you evolve into a healthier, happier life. Whether you’ve taken a genetic test or plan to, these experts will teach you the best practices for using this information to alter your lifestyle, guide treatment and create better health! I took a genetic […]

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Lemon Artichoke Summer Soup with Cauliflower

June 12, 2017

Lemon Artichoke Soup This yummy summer soup uses cauliflower to make a delicious creamy soup without the cream! Ingredients: • 2 TBSP ghee (healthy alternative to butter) • ½ onion, chopped • 2 celery stalks, chopped • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced • 1 quart chicken or vegetable broth • 2 cans (or packages) artichoke hearts, […]

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Summer Salad with Veggies & Chic Peas

May 30, 2017

Summer Salad Ingredients • 1 bunch broccoli rabe • 1  15-ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed • 1 cucumber, diced • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved • 1/2 cup red onion, diced • 2 TBSP Dijon mustard • 2 TBSP extra virgin, cold pressed olive oil • 2 TBSP lemon juice • 1/4 tsp salt […]

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MYACC at Gilda’s Club – Stepping Out of My Comfort Zone

May 1, 2017

This weekend I had the opportunity to be a part of the Midwest Young Adult Cancer Conference (MYACC) that was hosted by Gilda’s Club in Madison.  When the program director, Kirsten Norslien, originally reached out to me I had a bit of hesitation because I knew it would involved stepping out of my comfort zone […]

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2017 Dirty Dozen – Is Your Produce Loaded with Pesticides?

March 11, 2017

  Every year, EWG (the Environmental Working Group) does a fantastic job of testing fresh fruits and vegetables for pesticide residue. Their 2017 report was recently released and it revealed that nearly 70% of non organic fruits/vegetables had evidence of at least one pesticide residue.  Often times, there was evidence of many pesticides! And my […]

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The Benefits of Bone Broth and My Simple Recipe

February 10, 2017

What are Heather Ferber, Gwyneth Paltrow, Salma Hayek, and Kobe Bryant all raving about?! Bone broth of course! You make it by boiling animal or fish bones until they liquefy and release minerals, gelatin and collagen. Bone broth is cooked much longer than soup to achieve this effect. It tastes SO yummy and fills you […]

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Juicing and Detox

February 7, 2017

If you’ve followed me for awhile, you know that smoothies play an important role in my daily life.  They were perfect for me to begin my journey to taking back my health 15 years ago, and they still play a key role in my home life and raising three healthy boys. Over the past couple […]

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Beat the Cold Weather Blues with a 24-hour Veggie Soup Cleanse

March 22, 2016

I can feel the hot, sandy, sunny beach calling my name “Come relax bustling mama.”  It’s getting closer to spring break (only a few days now) and I’m still feeling a little thick in my middle.  Time to do something about it! We’ve all heard about juice cleanses over the past year, but not everyone […]

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