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    This is something I stumbled across today and think it is a great thing. My best friend is applying for it today. You should too!

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      One of our WhatNexters @ticklingcancer participated in this event in Texas last month. He enjoyed it very much. We have a blog post covering his trip and the organization in our blog. click here and scroll through the blog posts and you will come across it. www.whatnext.com/blog

      over 4 years ago
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    ChrisWampler asked a questionBreast Cancer

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      Food, itself, helps against depression. The thing is that the definition of food has actually changed as of recent. I don't know if you have heard of the term "GMO" but a whole lot of the conventional food sold in groceries is GMO. It stands for 'genetically modified organism' and is, for the mostpart, a nightmare brought upon us by Monsanto, Inc. Their lab workers literally combine the DNA of various organisms as well as, in some cases, their own pesticide (remember, RoundUp?) and still call it food. Think things like a meat carrot or a tomato combined with a fruit fly or an ear of corn with built in pesticide (which can form formeldehyde inside a human body) and all looking just like regular food which humans have been eating for thousands of years.

      You can find details through the Environmental Working Group or the Cornucopia Institute or by simply running "GMO" through a search engine. It gets hairy and doesn't belong in this forum. There are lists compliled of which foods are most likely to be modified in such a way and you can buy those foods organically so that your best friend has a best shot and recovering good health.

      The best and easiest way to start is with juice. Celery contains tons of liquid (staying hydrated is of utmost importance). Cucumbers have liquid and a lot of minerals (a lot of folks are 1/2 pint low in magnesium which does not show up in most standard tests). Herbs and spices are tailor made to combat unhappiness. Sprouts are full of energy and help to renew vigor. Sprouts are young plants, like the ones you see breaking through cracks they make in a sidewalk. That is the sort of strength I want to eat. they are replete with protein and nutritional benefit of nearly every sort.

      A cup of raspberry leaf tea is rife with vitamins and a cup of oatstraw tea specifically fights depression (it contains silica for strong and flexible bones).

      I, myself, am a raw and living food devotee. I find it helps me stay on balance and keep up my strength. I wrote a book about it, if you have interest. It is available, so far, only as PDF files or on a CD. You can check it out at http://www.etsy.com/shop/rawmaven

      Healthy best wishes to your best friend.

      over 4 years ago
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      Happy Food helps with depression. We eat first with our eyes. Food should be "tastefully" presented (pun intended) Many foods come in different colors . For instance Bell peppers come in Green, Red, Yellow and Orange by using all three you can make a colorful salad. Also the more colorful the vegetable the more nutritious is is. And who doesn't smile at a heart-shaped pizza or a happy face pancake.

      over 4 years ago
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      I juiced carrots and think that helped my wound healing. For depression due to a breast cancer diagnosis, although ice cream helped, nothing helped like antidepressants (which helped me get through treatment).

      over 4 years ago
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