FOOD AS MEDICINE, by Karin Cooke RN
- 2 cup Almond flour
- 1/4 cup Psyllium husk powder
- 1 tbsp Gluten-free baking powder
- 1/2 tsp Sea salt
- 4 large Egg (beaten)
- 1/4 cup Coconut oil (measured solid, then melted)
- 1/2 cup Warm water
The American Cancer Society and the American Institute for Cancer Research both estimate that more than 30% of cancer can be prevented through healthy diet, physical activity, and maintaining a healthy weight.
Nutrition is integral to healing throughout the entire cancer journey, but also important to disease prevention. Often, clients do not know or understand what eating an optimally nutritional diet means and respond favorably with education and guidelines.
The nutritional program at Kokolulu Farm and Cancer Retreats teaches Food as Medicine concepts for prevention to disease as well as a solution to help fight cancer and disease in general, which include easy-to-understand-and-follow nutritional guidelines.
Food has the power to prevent much of the chronic illness we experience today. Food is information carrying detailed instructions for every gene and every cell in the body, helping them to renew, repair, and heal or to be harmed and debilitated, depending on what one eats. Certain “non’-foods inflame one’s gut and cells, leading to whole-body inflammation that manifest as pain, allergies, headaches, fatigue, and depression and that leads to weight gain, diabetes, and heart disease.
At Kokolulu Farm, guests will learn about the foods that research shows to be most beneficial to healing, understand which foods are most harmful to health and healing, know how to do healthy food preparation and shop for live, healthy foods, and find out how to grow at least a few of their favorites without using harmful chemicals.
Research has shown people learn faster when it is hands on and fun. Teaching our Healing Foods Classes is an effective approach that we have witnessed firsthand. During the time in the kitchens we are able to teach life skills, nutrition, and simple techniques while offering the scientific facts to people in a digestible format. We are able to inspire participants to make lifestyle and dietary changes that could help save their lives by showing them how to incorporate the right foods that build their immune system to prevent and battle disease.