Hi guys! Today has been go, go, go with getting ready to move out (again) on Saturday. I’m up to my ears in *stuff* and can’t wait to have everything organized and in it’s new place.
Blog reader, Jackie Clark is taking over today for a quest post. Thanks Jackie!
According to the President’s Cancer Panel, each of us has a 41% chance of beingdiagnosed with cancer within our lifetime. While the statistic may seem grim at first,it is important to note that the number of cancer survivors continues to grow as wediscover new treatments and lifestyle measures that help the body heal. Even better,many of those same lifestyle improvements can help our bodies prevent cancer alltogether. Adopting a healthy diet, rich in pure, fresh foods is, perhaps, the singlemost powerful thing we can do to both prevent and fight cancer.
Whether you are exploring preventative measures, or hoping to improve your oddsof surviving cancers like mesothelioma, you’ll want to trade in processed foods forfresh, nourishing meals. Preservatives and high levels of carbohydrates are bothcontributors to systemic inflammation that can weaken the immune system, makinghealing more difficult. Simple changes like saying no to canned soups in favor offreshly prepared versions can make a world of positive difference. Here’s an easy,mouthwatering recipe for classic chicken soup. It’s not only delicious, but packedwith herbs and spices that are known for improving your prognosis and your qualityof life.
Healing Chicken Rice Soup
1 pound organic chicken breast
1 sweet yellow onion
1 large carrot
1 large stalk celery
4 cloves garlic
3 cups organic, low sodium chicken broth
1 cup sugar snap peas cut into 1 inch pieces
1/4 cup wakame or kombu (seaweed available at Asian grocery stores and healthfood stores)
2 cups cooked brown rice
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper1
I cup white wine or sake
Juice of one lemon
Salt and Pepper to taste.
1) Chop onion, celery and carrot. Sauté in olive oil until onions are translucent.Transfer to stock pot.
2) Brown chicken breast in separate pan.
3) While chicken is cooking, add 4 cloves of garlic to mixture in stockpot and sweatthe mixture over a low flame. Do not overcook, or garlic will become bitter.
4) Add broth, seaweed, cayenne, turmeric and lemon juice to stock pot.
5) Use half of white wine or sake to deglaze the sauté pan with chicken, scraping any
brown bits into the wine.
6) Remove chicken.
7) Pour wine and browned bits into the soup pot.
8) Cut chicken up and add to soup.
9) Add peas and cooked rice to soup.
10) Add remainder of wine to soup and use salt and pepper to season to taste.
11) Continue to cook over low heat until all vegetables are al dente.
This soup is packed with healing elements. Garlic and turmeric are renowned fortheir abilities to reduce inflammation, bolster the immune system, and in the caseof turmeric, may even inhibit tumors. Meanwhile, brown rice and seaweed havealso been targets of recent research for their ability to inhibit abnormal cells. Most importantly, this recipe is a powerful example of how the most flavorful, fresh foodsare also the healthiest.