Okra is a popular vegetable in the Southern United States. It originated in Ethiopia and quickly spread to the world. Although okra may have a reputation for having an unappealing texture, it is crunchy and delicious when cooked correctly. Okra’s mild flavor makes it a versatile, healthy addition to recipes such as salads, soups, and
Fasting diets have become trendy because of the wide variety of health benefits they tout. New research has emerged that a specific type of fasting-style diet, the Fasting-Mimicking Diet, could prove very beneficial to breast cancer patients on chemotherapy. Karen explains a little more about the diet and lays out the risks and benefits. She also includes a very yummy quinoa soup recipe that would follow the diet recommendations.
Sunflowers have many health benefits and are credited to balancing your Omega-6 to Omega-3 ratio. Karen explains why that ratio is important in this blog as well as gives you a fantastic salad recipe.
Apricots are in season a little while longer. Karen has some wonderful ideas on ways to use apricots, including a Basmati Pilaf recipe. She explains the health benefits and dispels some myths about this sweet fruit as well.
When you’re handed a cancer diagnosis, the first step is sometimes the hardest. Making sure you have the best team of doctors crafting a custom care plan for you is one of the most important steps. This blog has some advice and tips on how to pick the best physician to help you conquer cancer.
If you have ever researched a new diet or meal plan, chances are it suggested almonds as a healthy snack alternative. Almonds have played an essential role in human diets since pre-agricultural times. Almonds have been collected in the wild dating back to 10,000 years, and they were among the first fruit trees to be
When was the last time you ate a fig? Well, put them on your shopping list (our blog tells you how to pick the best ones), because Karen has a recipe that will add some delicious sophistication to your next pizza and movie night!
Brazil nuts are low-carb and rich in healthy fats. They are also a great source of Selenium which has shown to provide many health benefits. Read more to see the many ways Brazil nuts can improve your health and to see a delicious Brazil nut and Brussel Sprout cast iron recipe.
Blackberries are at their peak during the mid-summer months, but even frozen berries have great health benefits. Karen has a blackberry bread recipe that would be delicious with fruit-infused water in the hot summer months, or with a warm tea in winter.
Addressing Racism in Healthcare- “I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.”
As our country continues to wake up to the subtle and not-so-subtle ways racism remains in our lives and our institutions, it is important to point out how it impacts us so that we can explore ways to make it better. Dr. Paul Clark is a psychologist and a licensed social worker, and the staff psychologist for Ackerman Cancer Center. He penned a great essay exploring the ways racism impacts healthcare in an effort to start a larger conversation about what we can do to move forward.