What you put in is what you get out…literally. You really are what you eat! Here are some of my favorites:
Nutraceuticles are vitamins used at therapeutic doses or, in english, super pure capsules of goodness used as natural medicine. This was a key component in my healing and one of my greatest allies during treatment. Trick is, you can’t just go to GNC and start gobbling them up haphazardly. You have to work with someone is highly trained in the art & science of nutrition and, specifically, in the use of nutraceuticles. I worked with someone who tailored my regimen to the specific chemos I received and what they each deplete in the body. I attribute my use of vitamins to being able to start running again just two months after my second transplant. Yep, I felt that good! Nutraceuticles are a BIG “difference maker” in giving your body what it needs during times of any physical recovery (sports training, surgery, injuries) and they are also a major key to overall prevention and wellness. We’re not just talking about getting by, we’re talking about THRIVING! This is a growing field of study and more and more data is confirming what we already knew…what you put in is what you get out! For more information, check out my Links page.
My husband and I get a whopping dose of greens every day this way. A little wheatgrass, a little kale, a little…well, I’ll save my secret recipe for another time :). And trust me, it may look like pond scum but it’s tastes yummy…really! There’s no way you could eat all the veggies it takes to get the same amount of phytonutrients packed into a few little ounces of the magic green juice. Just be sure to go light on the fruit, it’s all sugar and that’s a BIG “no no”—especially for cancer patients. So, get grinding and get creative!
These are hands down my favorite protein bars! They’re made with uncooked whey protein and are yummy, yummy, yummy…and did I say they’re yummy too? These bars are great for “on-the-go” and I always have one in my purse and take them with me on all my trips. These little bars have traveled the globe! Oh, and they have no artificial anything in them—doesn’t get much better than that!
I drink GALLONS of this stuff! It’s loose tea (as in the leaves, not the bags) and I attribute it to helping me detox after my treatments, clearer skin—despite the my hormone replacement therapy trying to thwart my efforts!—and an increased sense of overall well being. Good stuff!
OK, so this is interesting and super easy. Lemon peel (and orange peel as well), a.k.a “zest”, has a magic little component in it called limonene. Limonene is a phytonutrient that has powerful anti-cancer properties and is just plain good for you. So zest away and add it to your smoothies, salads or over steamed broccoli for an added punch of both flavor and nutrition—a two-for-one…love it! (Just make sure you choose organic and wash it first!)
These yummy gems are known as a “superfood” and make a regular appearance on my plate. Sunflower, sweet pea, broccoli, sprouted buckwheat and others are concentrated powerhouses of phytonutrients that zap free radicals and do the body good across the board! Many of them are good sources of protein, loaded with vitamins and tons of fiber. So add them to sandwiches, salads or just grab a handful and start munching away like I do! Don’t ya feel healthier already?! For information on where you can buy these scrumptious green wonders, check out my Links page.