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Cancer Preventing Papaya and Cabbage Super Food Salad Recipe

October 11, 2011


How healthy is your cancer preventing diet? If you want your breasts to stay healthy, you may need to eat more detox fruits and vegetables rich in fiber.

Here is a holistic detox recipe with the five super foods: papaya, cabbage, tomatoes, walnuts and parsley that can help you detox and cleanse the body, boost your immune system and improve your breast health.

You can also use these natural ingredients for a green smoothie, delicious juice or a healthy midday snack. Don’t forget that papaya can be used for easy to make and natural beauty remedies to rejuvenate the skin or exfoliate the lips.

Papaya is rich in carotenoid lycopene which may help prevent breasth cancer growth; papaya also keeps our digestive system healthy by cleansing our intestines.Super Foods Papaya and Cabbage Salad Recipe

Cabbage helps to detox the body, get rid of extra estrogen, and flush the fat.  Recent studies show that we can reduce our breast cancer risk by 45% if we eat cabbage regularly.

Tomato is rich in lycopene as well as vitamin C and A,  which are very important for breast health.

Walnut is rich in omega-3 essential fatty acids, which we need for better mood, sleep and good breast health.

Parsley, a detox herb, is rich in vitamin C that helps to have a healthy immune system.

Papaya and White Cabbage Salad Super Foods Recipe

  • 1 medium papaya, peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup cabbage, shredded
  • 2 small tomatoes, sliced
  • 4 scallions, sliced
  • 1 tbsp parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup raw walnuts, chopped

Dressing for your Salad

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2tsp raw honey
  • 1/2 tsp fresh red or green chile, finely chopped

Mix all the ingredients, scatter the walnuts and scallions on the top. Whisk the salad dressing and pour over the salad. Garnish with parsley and serve.


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©Irina Wardas, HHC

Women’s Holistic Health, Nutrition Coach, Counselor, and Relationship Expert

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Healthy and Simple Detox Soup Recipe for Breast Health

October 6, 2011


Breast cancer awareness month;a good time to reconsider how well we take or our breasts. I would like to share with you this healthy and simple detox recipe with beets and apples that you can use for breast cancer prevention or as you undergo treatments for breast cancer.

Beets are a detox vegetable that can be used in your breast cancer diets. Beets can purify the blood and detox the liver and balance hormones.

Apples are one of the best detox foods.  Apples are rich in the fiber pectin which can cleanse our intestines and get rid of constipation and toxins in the body.  Apples also boost our immune system which is important for breast cancer prevention.  Remember that you should buy only apples as organic because of their high level of pesticides.Healthy and Simple Detox Soup Recipe for Breast Health

Beet and Apple Detox Soup Recipe

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 6 cups beets, chopped
  • 1 cup onions, chopped
  • 2 large Granny Smith apples, chopped
  • 1 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp fresh-ground pepper
  • 5 cups apple cider
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp dried mustard
  • 1 tbsp fresh dill to garnish, chopped (per serving)

1. Make the soup: Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the beets and onions and cook until onions soften – about 5 minutes. Add the apples and cook for 5 more minutes. Add 1 teaspoon salt, pepper, 4 cups cider, and 4 cups water. Bring soup to a boil, reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook until beets are tender – about 40 minutes. Puree small batches of soup in a blender until smooth, adding remaining cider as necessary to reach desired consistency. Bring soup to room temperature and chill until ready to serve.
2. Make sour-cream mixture: Combine remaining ingredients in a small bowl and serve a tablespoon of the mixture with each serving. (adopted from thedailygreen .com)

Bon Appetit !


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©Irina Wardas, HHC

 Women’s Holistic Health Coach and Counselor

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Natural Detox Foods to Survive Radioactivity and Radioactive Fallout

March 27, 2011


Are you ready for surviving a crisis that might result in disruption of our food supply (like what happened in Japan) ? Do you have foods to help you reduce side effects of radiation, and/or get rid of radioactive substances?

To be ready for the next crisis, you will need a secure food supply. To have a secure food supply, you will need to go back to basics. Non-perishables, such as grains, legumes, seaweed and salt can be kept in a large quantities for more than a year. You can sprout grains, beans, lentils, seeds, and the grasses from wheat, rye, barley, or oats will give us nourishing Natural Detox Foods to Survive Radioactivity and Radioactive Falloutgreens.

Natural Detox Foods to Survive Radioactivity and Radioactive Fallout.

In crisis, when both food and drinking water may be tainted with various stages of radioactive toxicity, whole foods such as grains, beans, lentils, nuts and seeds will help us strengthen our immunity.

As for radiation, we can be exposed to it not only from nuclear (strontium 90, Caesium-134 and Caesium-137, iodine-131, etc.) but also environmentally from cell phones, x-rays, microwaves, high-voltage power lines, MRI, radiation therapy (breast or any cancer treatment or different diagnosis).

Did you know that common foods are susceptible to absorption of radiation, directly or indirectly. Common fruits and vegetables can absorb radioactive by-products from the air directly, or through the soil and water that they need for nourishment? As for milk, it can have strontium 90 (sr-90), an element that has a half-life of 29 years.

Some cleansing/detoxing foods you can incorporate to detox your body and minimize the harmful effects of radiation are:

  • Chlorophyll rich foods – spirulina, chlorella, wild blue-green algae;
  • Buckwheat (high in rutin, bioflavanoid, to protect against radiation;
  • Organic apples and sunflower seeds (pectin binds with with radioactive particles)
  • Bee pollen (to protect from radiation)
  • Miso (to prevent radiation damage)
  • Seaweed (to detox and remove residues of radiation in the body)
  • Dried beans, especially lentils ( to reverse DNA damage caused by radiation)
  • Burdock root (to remove radioactive isotopes from the body)
  • Beta-carotene rich foods -orange and dark green vegetables and fruits (to protect from radiation–induced cancers);
  • Broccoli and cabbage (to protect cells from radiation damage)
  • Selenium rich foods, such as nettles, garlic, milk thistle seeds, green or black tea, shellfish (to protect DNA from radiation damage);
  • Essential fatty acids in avocado, flax seeds, walnuts, chia seeds, cold-pressed olive oil (to renew cells).

P.S. Please share this article with people who have relatives in Japan or have friends or family members with breast cancer or any cancer and need radiation treatment.

You might be interested to reading some of these books:

Breast Cancer? Breast Health! The Wise Woman Way by Susun S. Weed

Prescription for Nutritional Healing by Phyllis A. Balch, CNC

Healing with Whole Foods by Paul Pitchford

P.S.S. find more easy detox tips and recipes in the e-Book “Detox – 101 – Super Simple Detox, The Ultimate Guide for Beginners .”


Breathe, smile and be happy.

© Irina Wardas, HHC

Women’s Holistic Health, Nutrition and Relationship Coach

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