49 – Nutrition / Cancer Prevention / Achieving Optimum Health

Slice-Your-Age-PodcastDr. Dave brings expert guest Sharon McRae on to the show today to talk about how food plays a major role in preventing cancer and other diseases. If you are experiencing ANY health issues at this moment, or are worried about future problems, this is a serious not-to-be-missed episode.

Sharon received her training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition®. Her education has equipped her with extensive knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching, and the importance of preventive care. Drawing on her education and experience, Sharon works with clients to help them make the dietary and lifestyle changes that produce real and lasting results.

In May 2012 Sharon completed additional training to become a Food for Life instructor for PCRM (Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine).  In this role she conducts nutrition and cooking classes designed by physicians and dietitians to teach disease prevention through a plant-based, low fat diet.

SHARON’S JOURNEY TO BE VEGAN
Sharon was always bothered eating animals, even as a child. She eventually was vegetarian. After a series of time in the cancer clinic with family members, Sharon was inspired to no longer eat any animal products. Her whole family was vegetarian at the time of her decision and even they were surprised. Listen to her story on this podcast.

FORKS OVER KNIVES MOVIE
Forks over Knives is a life-changing movie that both Dr. Dave and Sharon have watched and highly recommend.”Two out of every three of us are overweight. Cases of diabetes are exploding, especially amongst our younger population. About half of us are taking at least one prescription drug. Major medical operations have become routine, helping to drive health care costs to astronomical levels. Heart disease, cancer and stroke are the country’s three leading causes of death, even though billions are spent each year to “battle” these very conditions. Millions suffer from a host of other degenerative diseases.Could it be there’s a single solution to all of these problems? A solution so comprehensive, but so straightforward, that it’s mind-boggling that more of us haven’t taken it seriously?

Forks Over Knives examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods.” More information: http://www.forksoverknives.com/synopsis/

THE CHINA STUDY BOOK
“In The China Study, Dr. T. Colin Campbell details the connection between nutrition and heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. The report also examines the source of nutritional confusion produced by powerful lobbies, government entities, and opportunistic scientists. The New York Times has recognized the study as the “Grand Prix of epidemiology” and the “most comprehensive large study ever undertaken of the relationship between diet and the risk of developing disease.”
http://www.thechinastudy.com/

UNPROCESSED – VEGAN RECIPE BOOK
When Sharon was transitioning her family from vegetarian to vegan, she really enjoyed the cookbook “Unprocessed” by Chef AJ. “Chef AJ has a unique ability to create healthy foods that taste great. Whether you want to lower your cholesterol, prevent or reverse many common lifestyle diseases, lose weight or just look and feel great, Chef AJ can show you how to incorporate more fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet in ways that are easy, delicious and fun.” More information about this great book: http://www.amazon.com/Unprocessed-achieve-vibrant-health-weight/dp/1456576097

EAT TO LIVE  AND SUPER IMMUNITY BOOKS by DR. FUHRMAN
Sharon was inspired and highly recommends Dr. Fuhrman’s book Eat to Live.

“The more nutrient-dense food you consume, the more you will be satisfied with fewer calories, and the less you will crave fat and high-calorie foods. If you are an adult diabetic, you will likely be insulin-free in no time. If you are on heart medication, your doctor may stop your prescription.”

“Dr. Fuhrman is the father of Nutritarian eating. His health (longevity) equation H = N/C, (healthy life expectancy is proportional to lifetime intake of micronutrient diversity and quantity per calorie) has interested scientists the world over. As an advocate of diets rich in a vast array of plant micronutrients per calorie, his ANDI scoring system (featured in Whole Foods Market), has directed millions of consumers to eat an anti-cancer diet-style.”
Learn more here about Dr. Fuhrman and his books: http://www.drfuhrman.com/ask/default.aspx

MILK ALTERNATIVES
Since Sharon and her family are vegan, they do not drink cow’s milk, So now, Sharon primarily consumes hemp milk and almond milk, You can mix 4 cups of water with 3 tablespoons of hemp seeds in a high power mixer like VitaMix. Sharon also makes almond milk from almond butter.

FOODS TO HELP WITH CANCER PREVENTION
Sharon has researched and studied many foods that have been proven to be preventative against cancer, such as:  Kale, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Bok Choy, Button Mushrooms, Onion, Garlic, Green Tea. You can get more info from http://nutritionfacts.org/about/
 
THINKING ABOUT TRANSITIONING TO VEGAN?
Get support from like minded people. Search your local meetup site to connect with groups that connect and share recipes and advice.
 
sharon-mcrae-guest-dr-dave-podcast-health-fitness-vegan-podcast-itunesCONNECT WITH TODAY’S GUEST SHARON MCRAE
“For more than three decades I have been adopting and applying principles in my own life that I now impart to others as a Health Coach.Prevention and health have therefore been guiding principles of my life.Today, as a 52-year old mother of three, I am happily eating and feeding my family a whole food, plant-based diet. I am enjoying excellent health and abundant energy, and I feel –far younger than my years.” says Sharon.
 
Website: http://eatwell-staywell.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Eat-Well-Stay-Well-LLC/157321120980882
Twitter: https://twitter.com/HealthyVegCoach
 
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