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Book Giveaway: The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen

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Join us in celebrating (hooray!) this new edition of Rebecca Katz’s The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen.

Featuring science-based, nutrient-rich recipes that are designed to give patients a much-needed boost by stimulating appetite and addressing treatment side effects including fatigue, nausea, dehydration, mouth and throat soreness, tastebud changes, and weight loss. A step-by-step guide helps patients nutritionally prepare for all phases of treatment, and a full nutritional analysis accompanies each recipe. Continue reading

Book Giveaway: The Mindfulness Colouring Book

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You have to love that we’re giving away a coloring book for adults, right? The Bastyr University Bookstore is featuring this lovely activity book PLUS a set of 12 colored pencils to one of our subscribers. Sweet!

The Mindfulness Coloring Book:  Anti-Stress Art Therapy for Busy People

by Emma Farrarons

In The Mindfulness Coloring Book, accomplished illustrator Emma Farrarons presents 70 intricate and beguiling patterns to help you color your way to tranquility. Here are flowers, leaves, butterflies, and birds alongside rolling waves and kaleidoscopic designs.

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Lavender Bergamot Bath Salts

IMG_0722Homemade gift! Encourages stress relief. Terribly easy to make. Lavender for relaxation. Bergamot (the unique flavor in Earl Grey Tea) is both relaxing and uplifting.

  • 3 cups Epsom salts
  • 2 cups sea salt
  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 1/4 cup cosmetic clay*
  • 8 drops essential lavender oil
  • 8 drops essential bergamot oil

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Combine salts, soda and clay in a large bowl and mix until even. Add oils a few drops at a time, spreading the drops throughout. Mix again. Put salts in clean glass jars. Use anywhere from 1/2-3/4 cup per bath.

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Makes 6 cups

*aka China clay, ceramic clay, kaolin clay. Used in the mix to keep salts from sweating and clumping.

Book Giveaway: Cooking through Cancer Treatment to Recovery

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The Bastyr University Bookstore has offered up this new book written by two of our alums, Dr. Lisa Price and nutritionist Susan Gins, who saw a need and filled it beautifully.

The book offers over 100 quick and delicious recipes that provide nutrients essential at each stage of treatment while avoiding pro-inflammatory foods such as processed sugars, dairy, and gluten that may increase side effects. The recipes in this user-friendly cookbook: Continue reading

Book Giveaway: The Pollan Family Table

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The Bastyr University Bookstore has offered up this  gorgeous, fully illustrated collection of recipes, cooking techniques, and pantry wisdom for delicious, healthy, and harmonious family meals from the incredible Pollan family—with a foreword from Michael Pollan for our June giveaway.

In The Pollan Family Table, Corky, Lori, Dana, and Tracy Pollan invite you into their warm, inspiring kitchens, sharing more than 100 of their family’s best recipes. Continue reading

Book Giveaway: The Healthy Mind Cookbook

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Rebecca Katz, chef and author extraordinaire, wrangled the hotel chefs in Phoenix into feeding participants fantastic whole foods meals and snacks at the recent 2015 annual Health and Nutrition Conference.  No easy task.  I was there.  Her recipes are yum. Despite her pixie size, she’s can do some heavy lifting.

This is Rebecca’s third book.  The Longevity Kitchen and The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen are her first two babies.  You can see right away that Rebecca has devoted her life to improving the health of others through food.  She’s the kitchen doc.  And a delightful, generous soul that knows how to make vegetables sing. Continue reading

Book Giveaway: 75 Homemade Salad Dressings

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Spring cleaning, inside and out, can lead to the desire for greens glorious greens.  And I know I have a tendency to lean toward those three easy salad dressings that I make all the time.  You too?  Well this charming little book is for you.

Jeff Keys’ focus on simplicity, variety, and seasonal ingredients combined with the ease of flipping through this cookbook makes creating homemade salad dressings easy and satisfying. Top your favorite greens with Honey-Roasted Raspberry Vinaigrette or give your salad a toss with a dressing that has an international flavor such as Simple Spanish Sherry Vinaigrette or Asian Ginger-Lime Vinaigrette. If you are feeling like a slaw, try Caribbean Slaw Dressing, or if a creamy dressing sounds tempting, Creamy Lemon, Fresh Tarragon, and Pink Peppercorn Dressing might fit the bill.

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DRINK

Susan (the most incredible fitness instructor of all time) is all up in this.  Really. She asked me to write a missive on hydration and how to flavor your water so you’ll drink more.

Sometimes we forget to hydrate in the colder months.  We think, hey I’m not sweating so it’s not as important.  Mistake.  We’re living indoors and in cars where there is dry air keeping us warm.  We’re NOT drinking icy drinks to keep us cool.  We’re getting colds and fevers which really knock the fluids out of your system. It’s easier than you might imagine to develop symptoms of dehydration in winter.

How much do you weigh?

  • Ok. Divide that by two.
  • That’s how many ounces of water you need to be drinking each day.
  • So if you weigh 130 pounds, that’s 65 ounces. Divide that by 8 and there’s your number: 8 cups of liquid a day +change (1 ounce).

Does coffee count?

  • No.
  • Caffeine is a diuretic.  Makes you lose water.  You’ll have to make up for your cup-o-joe habit by adding more water to the formula.

Does soup count?

Getting tired of plain water?

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Book Giveaway: Pretend Soup by Mollie Katzen

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Our children fill our hearts with love during the Valentine’s season.  That’s why the Bastyr University Bookstore has offered Mollie Katzen’s perfect cookbook for youngsters as the Cookus Interruptus February book giveaway.

Pretend Soup has rapidly become the children’s cookbook classic, and no home or daycare center should be without a copy.

Mollie Katzen, author of the Moosewood Cookbook, and educator Ann Henderson have created a masterpiece formatted for grown-ups–with written instructions, suggestions, and caveats–and for kids–with illustrated, easy-to-follow pictures. Continue reading