Integrative Medicine Blog
The transition from spring to summer is a magical time—it is a time of rebirth, of growth, of “re-creation!” The cold, monotonous days of short daylight which define winter have transformed into the crisp brilliance of spring, opening up to the threshold of summer. How can we nurture our health at this time? Below I have compiled several ideas that can help you feel more balanced and whole:Read More
This salad below is rich in many compounds to help support the body and promote a healthy detox/cleanse.
The Stram Center offers comprehensive cleansing and detoxification programs. It is important to work with a trained healthcare practitioner to help guide you through a structured detox program. For additional information about our detox program, call the center at 518-689-2244 or visit http://www.stramcenter.com/services/cleansing-programs/Read More
It has been estimated by the World Cancer Research Fund that one-quarter to one-third of the cancers that occur in the United States are due to poor nutrition, physical inactivity, and excess weight. This research supports the Stram Center's belief that embracing a healthy lifestyle is essential for anyone whose life is unfortunately touched with cancer. A healthy lifestyle can be defined by diet, exercise, stress management, and sleep.
Follow the recommendations and recipes below to optimize your health for cancer prevention, treatment, and survival.
1. Minimize pro-inflammatory foods
2. Boost your immune system
3. Promote a stable blood sugar
4. Balance your hormonal risk
5. Maximize the nutrient density of your diet: antioxidants, phytochemicals, vitamins and minerals- kale salad
6. Embrace all aspects of a healthy lifestyle
7. Pick your battles
Plant-based foods are rich in protective compounds including antioxidants/phytochemicals, which help boost the immune system and fight off cancer. Plant based foods are also rich in dietary fiber, which helps keep the bowels healthy, as well as help to grab onto and pull out excess hormones, cholesterol, drug metabolites, toxins, etc. Antioxidants, phytochemicals, and dietary fibers are a huge part of protecting against and fighting cancer in the body. These compounds are only found in plants, which mean the animal based foods are lacking in these protective compounds. Make dietary changes at your pace, but always work towards including as many plant based foods as possible to optimize your health for cancer prevention, treatment, and survival. See the following blog post for a tasty fall friendly anti-cancer recipe.Read More