Chef, Recipe Developer. Cancer Victor,
Nutrition vs Disease Research Blogger,
2 awesome children, 19 nephews/nieces,
owner of Hoda’s Herbals
In 2011, after a life transformation through cancer, and with the encouragement and the help of my darling daughter, I started this blog.
I wanted to help others navigate through the complex, and at times frustrating journey from illness to good health… based on a wide range of proven options…with a strong focus on Cancer: what makes us sick, which foods heal, and proven options to reverse inflammatory conditions like Cancer, Heart Disease and Type II Diabetes, are discussed here.
Over 6 years of research and study have expanded my knowledge of nutrition and food choices in ways I couldn’t have imagined. I learned that the ‘food industry’ has become one of the guiltiest participants in the deterioration of our health. Their ‘profit-at-any-cost’ value has compelled them to create addictive, nutrient-deficient processed foods that are making us sicker every day. Our children are at risk for diseases reserved for adults… Diabetes, heart disease, depression, and cancer to name a few.
Clinical studies are finally beginning to compare the power of foods and supplements to toxic pharmaceutical drugs in the prevention or curing of disease. In a number of cases food derived treatments performed as well as… if not better than… pharmaceuticals, without any of the negative side effects.
You can greatly improve your health, and as a bonus achieve your ideal weight if you do these 5 things:
- Eliminate grain breads with low fiber, pasta, white starchy foods, fried and processed foods from your diet
- Increase the Super Foods and Spices discusses here
- Take essential Supplements to help you detox and get the necessary nutrients (no longer present in our nutrient-depleted soil )
- Monitor your health with 6 simple blood tests
- Make use of therapies like acupuncture, massage and meditation to empower your immune system, and be POSITIVE!
There may be a time to consider traditional more invasive therapies and treatment for illness, but initially consider less dire options, even if an adjunct to such treatment.
My journey began in 2009, and is explained on the ‘About’ page.
It transformed my body, my priorities, my understanding of food, my diet and happily my health for the better.
I know how I felt then, and I know how I feel now.
The slow, grinding damage that commercial and processed foods cause to our cells, manifest as inflammation (i.e. heart disease, diabetes, cancer, etc.). We have forsaken eating healthy foods for ‘flavor’, those lab-crafted chemical based flavors and additives that we now consider a normal aspect of ‘food’.
All the recipes posted have healing qualities and are approved for diets
which prevent the progress of disease, and in many instances, aid its healing.
For those considering traditional Cancer treatment:
It is CRITICAL that you support your body before, during and after Chemo and Radiation by taking the right mix of supplements during each phase.
Many patients have complications from the toxicity of the Chemo drugs and are unable to complete the full course. Statistics on survival are much more related to mortality from BOTH Chemo/Radiation and Cancer.
The statistics that relate to death from the disease would be lower if the treatments did not:
1) Wear down one’s immune system,
2) Damage the intestines which sharply decreases the ability to absorb nutrients from food, and
3) Cause other complications like low red blood cell count, liver damage, etc..
For consultations or referrals CONTACT ME.
My best to you, in Good Health!