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Rethinking Cancer Newsletter #8
Help Wanted! Doris Sokosh, one of the long-term recovered cancer patients (39 years) featured in our film, Rethinking Cancer, has written a book, Triumph Over Cancer — My Recipes for Recovery. It contains all the wholesome, homey dishes that helped her regain and maintain her health. As a general check, we would like to get some feedback on a variety of the recipes. Anyone interested in receiving a recipe to test and report on, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org (put “RECIPE” in the subject line). The book will be available on our website sometime this summer.
The unhealthy and unsustainable state of industrial agriculture has been the subject of several excellent documentaries lately, most prominently the Academy Award finalist Food, Inc. The most recent entrant into this genre is Fresh, now in select theatres. While it notes the current depressing problems, Fresh is refreshingly upbeat, focusing more on solutions. We meet a mix of fascinating farmers who are marrying modern scientific efficiencies with time-tested principles of biodiversity, composting, etc. Agribusiness rhetoric tells us that we must use toxic chemicals to feed the world. The film makes a very convincing case that such dependence is fast depleting the soil, polluting our environment and is simply unsustainable. Indeed, in the long term, the only way to produce abundant, nutrient-rich food is to adopt practices that work in harmony with Nature. The Fresh website is a call to action. Check it out.
Another group working to keep healthy food choices on the shelf is Organic Consumers Association (OCA). We’ve just added a fact-packed article from OCA on our Resource page: Why We Should All Eat More Organic Food. Take a look at the OCA website, sign up for their outstanding newsletter and enlist in the fight!
Food provides the raw materials for healthy cells. Why not demand the best Nature has to offer?
To Your Health!
The Joy Of Hay Fever!
Ah, spring, the season of renewal — a time most joyously welcomed after the long, dreary winter. But for millions of Americans it’s a time of dread — the dreaded itchy–sneezy-queezy pollen invasion known as hay fever. Many trudge to their doctors seeking the latest fix — shots, pills, old wives’ tales, anything to stop the mucosal surge. But rarely does anyone stop to ask why Nature bestows this bothersome blitz upon humans year after year, while budding plants and chirpy mating critters seem to revel in it. READ MORE
The Importance Of Worrying
Worrying is like smoking. People know it’s bad, but do it anyway. But worrying is unlike smoking, because people who worry don’t harm anybody except themselves. READ MORE
Just How Healthy Are Sunflower Seeds?
Raw sunflower seeds, used for food by the Indians long before white men reached America, are one of the richest seeds in nutritional value. The seeds are 25% protein-putting them on the same protein level as meat. READ MORE
White House Garden Cucumber Soup
Adapted, just slightly, from one of Michelle Obama’s favorite recipes using ingredients from the White House kitchen garden.
2 cups almond milk*
2 large cucumbers
3 oz. whole Greek yogurt (thicker than regular)
2 tablespoons fresh dill
dash seasalt (opt.)
for garnish: Greek yogurt, fresh dill, toasted almonds (opt.)
Peel and coarsely chop the cucumbers. Put chopped cucs, almond milk, yogurt, dill and seasalt in blender. Purée until smooth. Chill before serving. Garnish with a dollop of Greek yogurt, sprig of dill and (opt.) a few toasted almonds.
*To prepare almond milk: soak 1 1/4 cup raw almonds in 2 cups water overnight. Next day blend for 1-2 minutes. Strain.