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Monday, August 26, 2013

Caprese Salad with a Twist Against Cancer

Before we leave summer and it’s bounty of fragrant fresh herbs and produce, I thought I would share an idea with you.  A platter of tomato-mozzarella-basil is beautiful, healthy and delicious. Tomatoes are a powerful anti-cancer fruit, particularly due the synergistic effects of lycopene, beta-carotene, vitamin C, phenols and other nutrients and antioxidants in the tomato working together to offer cancer protection. Basil has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It contains flavonoids that help shield cell structures from radiation and oxidative damage, and may protect liver cells. Both fresh basil and basil oil have strong antibacterial capabilities, so by adding the herb or oil to your salad, you can help ensure your vegetables are safe to eat. But while basil offers much it is not the only herb in town. Consider this take on the salad and reap the benefit of a combination of tasty cancer-fighting herbs.


                 Caprese Salad with a Twist

Slice tomatoes and cheese; if you prefer, you can use sliced red or sweet onion, grilled eggplant or zucchini instead of the cheese. Layer/fan them on a platter.

Chop herbs (I use basil, parsley, cilantro and one or two sage leaves, but any combination of herbs that you have and enjoy will be fine). You will need 1-2 cups chopped.

Note: I especially recommend including parsley in this dish, as I think that should be included in our daily diet.  Tumor cells depend on blood vessels to supply the nutrients necessary for the tumors to grown and multiply.  The apigenin in parsley blocks the formation of new blood vessels and therefore may delay or stop the development of tumors and will reduce the number of tumors in our body. 

Stir in olive oil, sea salt and ground pepper to taste. You should have enough oil to mix with the herbs and allow for a slight drizzle over the cheese; spoon over tomatoes and cheese.

Variation:  add a splash of lemon juice or balsamic vinegar.

Note: the herb mixture can be used on grilled meats, fish, chicken or vegetables.

For more delicious ways to enjoy parsley and other cancer-fighting herbs, consider a few other tasty salads.

For my recipe for bulgur tabouleh, click here.
For my recipe for red beet and cabbage salad loaded with fresh herbs, click here.
For more information on cancer fighting herbs, click here.

Remember, everything we put in our body either contributes to health or disease.  Healthy food can be incredibly delicious if prepared to please the eyes and taste buds, so try out some new recipes and enjoy what life has to offer.  And while you are enjoying the bounty, you just might thwart cancer.  

Elyn
~~If you don’t know your options, you don’t have any~~

Elyn Jacobs is a breast cancer survivor, professional cancer coach, radio talk show host, keynote speaker, and the Executive Director for the Emerald Heart Cancer Foundation. Elyn empowers women to choose the path for treatment that best fits their own individual needs. She mentors women who are coping with issues of well-being associated with breast cancer and its aftermath; she is passionate about helping others move forward into a life of health and wellbeing. Elyn has been featured on CNN Money, Talk About Health and more and has contributed to Breast Cancer Answers as well as written for the Pink Paper, Breast Cancer Wellness, Integrative Oncology Essentials, and she writes the Options for Life column for the Natural Healing-Natural Wellness Newsletter. Elyn lives in New York with her husband and two young boys.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Elyn Jacobs Consulting, Incorporated Receives 2013 Best of Manhattan Award

Thank you Manhattan Award Program for selecting me for the 2013 Best of Manhattan Award.


Manhattan Award Program honors cancer coach Elyn Jacobs


MANHATTAN August 14, 2013 -- Elyn Jacobs Consulting, Incorporated has been selected for the 2013 Best of Manhattan Award in the Health Insurance category by the Manhattan Award Program.

Each year, the Manhattan Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Manhattan area a great place to live, work and play.

“Elyn Jacobs Consulting is honored to be recognized as the best in service to those with cancer or looking to prevent cancer or its recurrence.   Helping each and every client find the path to wellness that best suits their needs is my top priority.  This would not be possible without the incredible doctors and medical experts who dedicate their lives to treating and healing the whole person, not just the disease of that person,” said Elyn Jacobs.

Elyn works tirelessly to empower people with the information they need to make the best possible choices for their cancer via education and one-on-one coaching within the tri-state area as well as globally via Skype. She also hosts a weekly radio show, Survive and Live Well to further support those looking for support and options.

“Many people do not realize that they have options when it comes to treatment.  My mission is to help clients find the best possible team and treatment for their particular cancer and needs.  I also know that it is not enough to treat cancer, we want to beat cancer.  This involves finding the root cause and addressing that cause and not merely the symptom of cancer that presents. If we do not find the cause of our cancer, we cannot cure our cancer, “said Elyn.  For  more information, please visit Elyn at Elyn Jacobs Consulting Inc.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2013 Manhattan Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Manhattan Award Program and data provided by third parties.


About Manhattan Award Program

The Manhattan Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Manhattan area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate long-term value.

The Manhattan Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community's contributions to the U.S. economy.
SOURCE: Manhattan Award Program

CONTACT:
Manhattan Award Program
Email: PublicRelations@awardprogram.org
URL: http://www.awardprogram.org


Elyn
~~If you don’t know your options, you don’t have any~~
Elyn Jacobs is a breast cancer survivor, professional cancer coach, radio talk show host, speaker, and the Executive Director for the Emerald Heart Cancer Foundation. Elyn empowers women to choose the path for treatment that best fits their own individual needs. She mentors women who are coping with issues of well-being associated with breast cancer and its aftermath; she is passionate about helping others move forward into a life of health and wellbeing. Elyn has been featured on CNN Money, Talk About Health and more and has contributed to Breast Cancer Answers as well as written for the Pink Paper, Breast Cancer Wellness, Integrative Oncology Essentials, and she writes the Options for Life column for the Natural Healing-Natural Wellness Newsletter. Elyn lives in New York with her husband and two young boys.
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