Chef, Cafe owner/caterer, Mom of 2 amazing children, blessed to be Auntie
to 19 nephews/nieces, and 21 grand nephews/nieces
Blogger, and 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 breads, pasta, white starchy foods, fried and processed foods from your diet
- Increasing the Super Foods and Spices discusses here
- Take the essential Supplements recommended for detox and adequate nutrients (since our soil and produce are depleted of nutrients )
- Monitor your health with 6 simple blood tests
- Make use of therapies like acupuncture, massage and meditation to empower your immune system
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 damage which commercial, processed foods cause to our very tissue, and the potential inflammation (i.e. heart disease, diabetes and cancer) they stimulate just isn’t worth the lab created flavors we’ve come to consider as food.
All the recipes posted have healing qualities and are approved for diets that prevent the progress of disease,
and in many instances, aid the healing process.
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 drugs and are unable to complete the full course, therefore the whole treatment.