Baldies' Blog began originally in the UK by a 26 year old journalist with a blood cancer on a mission to inform the world about bone marrow donation.

He has since died, and I took on the cause of making cancer care more transparent for everybody.

Cancer is a disease that will touch everybody through diagnosis or affiliation: 1 in 2 men will be diagnosed and 1 in 3 woman will hear those words, "You Have Cancer."

I invite you to read how I feel along my journey and
how I am continuing to live a full life alongside my Hodgkin's lymphoma, with me controlling my cancer, not my cancer controlling me.

I hope that "Baldies' Blog" will prepare you to handle whatever life sends you, but especially if it's the message, "You Have Cancer."

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Thursday, February 12, 2009

Spicing Up Life

Wouldn’t you know it, but as I was researching recipes to go with my new all natural, 75% fruit and veggies, anti-inflammatory diet to ward off cancer I discovered many “aphrodisiac” foods have found their way onto my good (and I mean, really good) list.
They fight cancer and stimulate you for some loving. What more could a bablicious baldy like myself ask for?
Can I hear a “YES! YES! YES!” Meg Ryan Style from “When Harry Met Sally?”
Did I tantalize you into wanting more. . . . .
Information?
I thought I may have.
I’m calling these discoveries my “Inter Courses.” These are foods that cross the spectrum of being healthy, tasty, and stimulating.
How is that to spice up life?
My favorite cross breed intercourse is dark chocolate. Dark chocolate possess 70% cocoa. I’m not your typical flower and chocolates girl, but dark chocolate may win you a piece of my heart, specifically if it is Burdick’s.
Dark chocolate has the natural capacity through Flavonoids to help relax blood pressure through the production of nitric oxide, and balance certain hormones in the body. Dark Chocolate also has large number of antioxidants (nearly 8 times the number found in strawberries).
But what if you add that dark chocolate to the strawberries? Hhhhmmm.
That sounds sensual and delicious.
Ooohh La la.
Avoir les mots j'envoie vous a élevé votre désir pour… les fraises ?
Well?
Have the words I am sending you raised your desire for… strawberries?
They are also one of those magic fruits that provide health benefits and a feeling for some lusty loving.
In addition to vitamin C, strawberries also provide an excellent source of vitamin K and manganese, as well as folic acid, potassium, riboflavin, vitamin B5, vitamin B6, copper, magnesium, and omega-3 fatty acids.
Makes me want to go get a piece of that.
How about the avocado?
No, it’s not just for guacamole anymore. At one period in time elders, “forbade village maidens to set one virginal toe outside the house while the fruit was being gathered” (Watson, Cynthia, InterCourses).
But today, these are readily available, even to virgins, and all sorts of good things can be done with these tasty treats. Creamy rich avocado is considered the world's healthiest fruit, because of its nutrient contents such as vitamin K, dietary fiber, potassium, folic acid, vitamin B6, vitamin C, copper, and reasonable calories in it.
It is also the one food in the world (as far as I know) that you can solely live on. When I get really sick, and try to stop eating, Heather will shovel Guacamole down my throat. Now that is love.
Could it get much better? Yes it can. Interesting recent research shows that avocado seems to be a potent warrior in the fight against prostate cancer. Avocados contain the highest amount of the carotenoid lutein of all commonly eaten fruits.
In addition, they contain related carotenoids, including zeaxanthin, alpha-carotene, and beta-carotene, as well as significant amounts of vitamin E. A very recent study showed that an extract of avocado containing these carotenoids and tocopherols inhibited the growth of prostate cancer cells.
Interestingly, when researchers used lutein alone, the cancer cells were unaffected, thus demonstrating once again that it's the synergy of health-promoting nutrients in whole foods that makes the difference.Whoa, feel sexy and kill cancer, now that is one of my top goals.
Here are some more foods that make both the aphrodisiac and killer cancer qualities I seek:
Black beans, asparagus, bananas, figs, and chiles (ever heard of chocolate covered hot chiles for desert?).
Who knew eating Healthy could be so damn sexy?

1 comment:

Dani said...

I think you may have changed my mind on a few new foods, Thank and I'm sure my husband will thank you too...**Wink** **Wink**