Healthy Holiday Dishes, Part 2

Orange in color and flavor, with a tang from ginger and cayenne, this week’s recipe embodies the spirit of autumn. But the season doesn’t have to dictate. “Chicken for Fall” is a great dish to serve any time of the year!

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Prepare ahead and refrigerate overnight before baking, if desired:
4 pounds of organic chicken thighs (Costco has better prices)

1 cup organic orange juice concentrate (Trader Joe’s), thawed

1/3 cup melted butter

1 tsp. sea salt

1/2 tsp. black pepper

2 tsp. ground ginger

dash of cayenne, or to taste (may also use chili powder)
Combine orange concentrate, butter, and all seasonings. In one large or two smaller greased baking pans, place chicken thighs in a single layer. Cover well with the sauce. If refrigerating at this point to marinate, be sure to cover the pan(s).
Bake uncovered at 350 for about 1 hour, basting once with sauce halfway through. Garnish with organic orange slices and herbal sprigs, if desired. Makes about 8 delicious servings.
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Tips for breast cancer prevention
1. Eat plenty of organic vegetables and fruits – lowers your risk by half. Include lots of cruciferous, like kale, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage; and also carotene-containing veggies, such as carrots, beets, and beet tops.
2. Exercise in a natural way every day – walking is excellent. If you treadmill, keep the setting at a walking speed that is natural and easy to you. Regular exercise should not be forced or unnatural.
3. Avoid wired bras entirely, and wear a bra only during the daytime hours. Underwires put great pressure on the lymph nodes under the breast, and this constant squeezing effect adds up to “Trouble!”
4. Make sure to get at least a few minutes of sunshine every possible day. Adequate levels of daily Vitamin D lower your risk.
5. Be sure to get plenty of Omega-3’s (essential fatty acids) in your daily diet.
6. Support your immune system in every possible way. That includes eating the veggies as above, plus high-quality proteins from organic meats and eggs and raw dairy. Avoid sugar and chemical food additives or eating food that is cooked or stored in aluminum. Stay away from mercury – flu shots, amalgams, wheat flour products, many medicines.
7. Prescription drugs often will increase your risk. Artificial estrogen, beta-blockers, and anti-depressants are all known to increase the odds of developing breast cancer.
8. Last but not least, avoid chlorine. Women getting high levels multiply their risk of breast cancer up to 10 times. Get a quality chlorine filter on your shower head, and change the cartridge regularly as directed.
Remember, women don’t “own” breast cancer! Most of these guidelines are appropriate for men, too – and for preventing cancer in general.
Come to our office for Nutrition Response Testing. Your customized evaluation and program will help your body to remove any accumulation of the “bad guys” that are already present. This is just as important as adding in the “good guys.”
Call us with your questions at (562) 861-3896 or email us at this address. We always appreciate your feedback!

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