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Food is our number one line of defense. With all disease comes the physical manifestation of inflammation. It is the first thing we look to rid our bodies of when our immune system is being attacked, It’s really elementary.

It works like this: First you consume inflammatory causing foods such as wheat, gluten, dairy, sugar, and alcohol. Inflammation can also come in the form of stress or anger/resentment, so breathe and forgive! These components contribute to inflammatory response disorder whereby your body will throw a kicking screaming temper tantrum, flaring up with allergies, rashes, itchy eyes, over abundance of adipose (fat) and aches and pains, to name a few. After a while, when left unaddressed, this inflammatory response disorder manifests into an autoimmune response disorder. Now you have double trouble, your body will now respond to unhealthy foods immediately by showing up as acid reflux, hives, itchy eyes and throat. Or worse, more evolved diseases like arthritis, asthma, heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.

Fuel your body with foods that are health promoting, not depleting. You're worth it!


Watch Dena as she makes healthy food taste great!

Share the Health: Burrito http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3sk4__0PyQ

Share the Health: Stuffed Poblano Peppers http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCyCHDO3tiM


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Is it appropriate to do coffee enemas after chemotherapy? I start my first round with Rituxan soon.
I love your book - it has been my guide since I was diagnosed and I have used many of your tools!

With gratitude and appreciation, Jaime

July 17, 2012 - 4:37pm
HERWriter Guide

Hi Dena

Thanks for these great tips! While I am not going to give up my baguette-cheese-wine combo any time soon, I very much agree that what we put inside our bodies will quickly show in terms of overall activity, engery level, health. sleep quality and energy. The term " we are what we eat" didn't come from nowhere!



November 16, 2011 - 11:08am
Blogger (reply to Susan Cody)

Thank you for your response. All good things in moderation is my motto; moderation being the key word. My natural doctor used to say, "Even when you eat the ice cream, the important thing to remember is to always enjoy." The story he tells is my my book, "A Survivor's Guide to Kicking Cancer's Ass."

July 18, 2012 - 9:49am
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