Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Last week's Cure Breast Cancer for ME Luncheon showcased the healing power of plants, which research shows can both help fight cancer and ward it off before it starts. As I wrote about in my Natural Foodie column on Wednesday, the information was delivered by local plant-based diet advocate Meg Wolff.
Wolff is the author of the cookbook "A Life in Balance: Delicious, Plant-Based Recipes for Optimal Health" and regularly appears on local television shows to offer cooking advice. The video above, produced by WGME-13 anchor Kim Block, was shown at the luncheon. In it, Wolff tells Block about four foods we all should eat more of to boost overall health and strengthen our immune systems. It's great advice whether you're fighting cancer or not.Tweet
Meredith Goad has harvested oysters on the Chesapeake Bay, eaten reindeer in Finland and sipped hot chai in the Himalayas. She writes the weekly Soup to Nuts column and enjoys a good cocktail.
Susan Axelrod's food writing career began in the kitchen; she owned a restaurant and catering business before turning to journalism more than a decade ago. To relax, she bakes, gardens and hikes with her husband and their two dogs. A newcomer to Portland, she is an online content producer for the Press Herald.
Susan can be contacted at 791-6310 or saxelrod [at] pressherald.com.
On Twitter: @susansaxelrod
Wendy Almeida and her family have a smattering of livestock and a summer garden. After 10 years of her kids being involved in 4-H, she's finally accepted the term "hobby farm" to describe her family's work at sustainable living. These days her morning starts with milking a goat before heading into the office for her day job as an assistant editor for features.
Wendy can be contacted at wea [at] mainetoday.com or on Twitter @wea1021.