Healthy Eating with Liz Gober


Pad Thai Salad

The weather is beginning to heat up and Summer is upon us. Now is the time for fast and fresh recipes. I came across this recipe in the latest issue of Vegetarian Today. This recipe for Pad Thai Salad will leave you satisfied but not weighed down and give you energy for all your outdoor activities.

Good Nutrition, No Matter What

When I set out to write about a particular cancer this week, I realized that no matter what cancer you are experiencing or are attempting to halt or prevent, good nutrition is required to set your cells straight and give them the best chance to heal and grow properly.Eating fresh organic fruits and vegetables are the best defense in fighting these diseases. Also by getting plenty of good, clean water along with adequate sleep and decreasing your stress level, you will be giving yourself the best chance to heal. Eating fresh organic fruits and vegetables are the best defense in fighting these diseases. Also by getting plenty of good, clean water along with adequate sleep and decreasing your stress level, you will be giving yourself the best chance to heal.When choosing what fuel to put into your body, think of yourself as a thoroughbred race horse. You wouldn’t put chemically laden food, or all the other things that are allowed in all of When choosing what fuel to put into your body, think of yourself as a thoroughbred race horse. You wouldn’t put chemically laden food, or all the other things that are allowed in all of processed foods out...
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Pancreatic Cancer

An article from Cancer Treatment Centers of America Website: Receiving a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer is considered a grave diagnosis. Many patients having Pancreatic cancer don’t present for diagnosis until in later stages of the disease, mainly because there are usually few symptoms affecting the patient. Development of Pancreatic Cancer Pancreatic cancer develops in the tissues of the pancreas, an organ located behind the lower portion of the stomach. The pancreas aids in digestion, metabolism and insulin production. Cancer may develop in either the exocrine glands or the endocrine glands of the pancreas. About 95 percent of pancreatic cancers begin in the exocrine glands (the cells that produce the enzymes or “digestive juices” that help break down proteins, fats and starches). Pancreatic cancer affects the body’s ability to digest and absorb vital nutrients from food. This may cause nausea, taste changes, weight loss, fatigue, decreased appetite, fullness, pain, gas, diarrhea and constipation. Over time, these symptoms may put patients at risk for malnutrition. Having good nutrition is so important during treatment for pancreatic cancer, no matter the stage of the diagnosis. Because part of the pancreas is removed during surgery, the part that remains after surgery may not be able to...
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10 Powerful Natural Substances To Protect Against and End Even Treat The Root Cause of Most Cancers

Thirty years of research reveals 10 of the best food phytonutrients to ingest to protect against and even treat the root cause of most cancers. A new medical model is fast emerging in line with ancient wisdom: one that aims to strike to the root cause of disease and resolve it permanently, and which some call “functional medicine.” In cancer treatment, this highly rational approach involves targeting the cancer stem cells (CSCs) at the root of cancer malignancy. Because we now know that CSCs are resistant to chemotherapy and radiation treatment, and may even increase in number and invasveness when exposed to these outdated therapies, it is no longer ethical to continue with the conventional oncologist’s “standard of care.” Clearly, unless a cancer treatment is capable of selectively killing and/or inducing suicide programs (apoptosis) within cancer cells without harming non-cancerous cells, it is not going to produce a cure. In light of this, we are excited to report on a new review published in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences titled, “Phytochemicals as Innovative Therapeutic Tools against Cancer Stem Cells,” which evaluated the evidence for what natural compounds within various foods and spices make for the most compelling treatments for...
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Ginger is 10,000 times stronger than Chemo in a Cancer Research Model

Excerpted from The Food Revolution Network article by Sayer Ji, founder of There is a new study which shows that ginger contains a compound that could be 10,000 times more effective in targeting cancer stem cells which are at the root of cancer malignancy. A new study published in PLoS reveals a pungent compound in ginger known as 6-shogaol, which is superior to conventional chemotherapy in targeting the root cause of breast cancer malignancy, the breast cancer stem cells. Cancer stem cells are at the root of a wide range of cancers, not just breast cancer, and are sometimes referred to as “mother cells”, because they are responsible for producing all the “daughter” cell types that make up the tumor colony. Cancer stem cells constitute 1% or less the number of cells within any tumor, they have the ability to self renew, are capable of continuous differentiation, are resistant to conventional chemotherapy, and are tumorigenic, that is capable of splitting off to create new tumor colonies. Cancer stem cells within a tumor must be destroyed if the cancer treatment is to have a lasting cure. The new study identified powerful anti-cancer stem cell activity in 6-shaogaol, a constituent of...
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The Connection Between Inflammation and Cancer

Inflammation is the body’s own defensive way of healing itself. When you have an injury or illness with an infection your body sends fresh blood to the infected area. The area usually swells, is warm, and may be red. This is a signal to us that we have an infection and should watch and safeguard the area. Sometimes, and especially if the body is in a weakened state of immunity, this inflammatory process can become chronic which can lead to permanent changes such as arthritis. Auto-immune diseases and their treatments can also increase your risk for developing cancers since auto-immune diseases are characterized by chronic inflammation. Inflammation is something that cancer cells love having around; all that extra blood and oxygen are two things that cancer cells thrive and grow on. Chronic inflammation can also affect your immune system taking away your ability to fight inflammation. Armed with this knowledge there are things we can do as individuals to help reduce chronic inflammation. Eating a diet rich in colorful fruits and vegetables, containing phytonutrients, leafy greens, fatty fish containing Omega 3 fatty acids, healthy fats from nuts and seeds and spices like turmeric, and ginger. Keeping ourselves calm and getting...
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Indulging in Jazz Fest

This is a little off the subject of cancer but I felt compelled to share this with you… I live in New Orleans and have attended the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival for many years. Everyone goes to the festival for the music of course, but they also go for the food. I can remember years ago how I too loved the food at Jazz Fest. Most of the dishes are loaded with flavor and spice, the standards that have made New Orleans cuisine loved by so many. Over the years though, and especially when the weather is hot I have had a difficult time eating festival food. I think the reason is, oddly enough, the same reason it tastes so good…it’s fried, or breaded, is saucy and spicy. That food no longer sits well in my stomach, specially when the weather is hot, and its hard to find healthy options at the festival. In my style of eating I practice the 80/20 rule. I eat 80% really healthy food and 20% thoughtfully chosen but a bit more indulgent foods. I decided to employ that rule at the festival and over the course of the weekend, thinking that I...
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Saturday Chopped Salad

Here is a recipe I got from Clean Eating Magazine’s June 2017 issue. It’s packed with vegetables and is nutrient dense. The secret is to chop the vegetables into small pieces so that you get a variety of flavors and textures in every bite, to quote them.

Liz Gober

CBTB Nutrition Advisor
Liz's Blog

Hi I’m Liz Gober, your wellness consultant/health coach for Cancer Below the Belt. Kelly asked me to become involved with Cancer Below the Belt because he understands how crucial good, sound nutrition is in preventing and/or healing from cancer. He was inspired by the transformation I made in my own life and health from studying nutrition, applying those principles and literally watching my body change for the better day by day. It was during that training that I also found out the sad truth about the foods we buy in supermarkets. Most of what comprises the aisles in the center of the grocery store are shelf stable, partially or fully prepared (food-like substances) that provide calories, but not very much nutrition for those consumed calories. Large agricultural farms are growing so much corn, wheat and soybeans that they need to find various ways to market them. Companies who process these crops then make products that contain all sorts of substances that enhance the different qualities of the food, such as taste, texture, mouth feel, crunch, etc.. They reshape it and repackage it and voila, it seems like a different food but it’s only been changed by the name and additives that are added. If a label contains more than 5 ingredients it’s overly processed. Be cautious about what you buy. You have the power, as a consumer to choose not to buy these unhealthy products, and if enough people exercise this power those products will eventually disappear.

Tip of the day? Stick to the aisles on the outside of the supermarket. It’s there you will find the fresh fruits and vegetables and foods that require refrigeration, (not additives), to keep them hydrated and fresh.

As your wellness consultant/health coach, I will be submitting a weekly recipe for your pleasure and most importantly for your health.

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