Harriet Sugar-Miller
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Writer-researcher-broadcaster-producer Harriet Sugar Miller has been a freelance health journalist and cancer survivor for two decades. Before that, she practiced law with a large NYC firm. She’s passionate about helping others find holistic paths to health and wellness and blogs accordingly--at Zester Daily, www.eatandbeatcancer.com, glowingolder.com and weedsofwisdom.com. Look for her digital guide and cookbook, coming soon, on what to eat — and what to avoid — to prevent and survive cancer.

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Anti-Cancer Strategies: Eat Your Button Mushrooms

(0) Comments | Posted June 1, 2016 | 10:07 AM

How can such a common mushroom harbor so many anti-cancer qualities?

Credit its lectins, for starters-Agaricus bisporus lectin, or ABL for short, named for the button species, Agaricus bisporus, better known to you as white, baby brown or crimini, and adult portobellos.

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Do Peanuts Spread Cancer?

(0) Comments | Posted December 13, 2014 | 12:10 PM

The first study to examine the effects of certain compounds in peanuts on the spread of cancer is about to be published -- and the results show serious consequences for most people with metastatic cancer.

Certain proteins in peanuts, called peanut agglutinin (PNA), can fuel the spread of tumors, says...

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Should Breast Cancer Survivors Eat Soy?

(0) Comments | Posted October 24, 2014 | 1:56 PM

Soy? Did they say soy should be included in an anti-cancer diet?

This week the American Institute of Cancer Research (AICR) released its report on lifestyle factors that may affect survival after breast cancer. Surprise! Eating soy foods after diagnosis appears to improve your odds.

Eating high...

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The Anti-Cancer Properties of Onions

(0) Comments | Posted April 9, 2013 | 1:27 PM

Pity the poor Vidalia. She's southern and mellow, which you might find charming in a mate, but when it comes to onions and their anti-cancer and other health properties, the harsh northern types are far superior.

The pungent, stinky, tear-inducing qualities come from a host of sulfur compounds in the...

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How to Handle Garlic

(0) Comments | Posted November 14, 2012 | 8:02 AM

Itching to know the best ways of preserving garlic's anti-cancer properties?

Here's a primer, based on an interview with Dr. Suhasini Modem, a PhD in plant physiology at Michigan's Wayne State University who studies the potent species.


Best Practices for Using...

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Five Ways to Eat Cabbage

(2) Comments | Posted October 26, 2012 | 6:47 PM

It's downright clitoral --- that sensitive, robust head hidden beneath the leaves, packed with positive energy just waiting to be released. Indeed, cabbage, like other cruciferous vegetables, is filled with anti-cancer compounds, but you have to know how to handle it to reap the special rewards.


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Post-Fukushima, Are Japan's Fish Safe to Eat?

(8) Comments | Posted October 25, 2012 | 2:28 PM

A year and a half after Fukushima and contamination levels in nearby fish are not declining as should be expected, reports marine chemist Dr. Ken Buesseler in an article appearing tomorrow in Science magazine. We need to know why, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute...

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Can Flaxseed Stave off Breast Cancer?

(1) Comments | Posted August 3, 2012 | 10:23 AM

Know anyone who has breast cancer? Doing your best to avoid it? Then consider this: Studies are showing that flaxseed can protect against breast cancer and prolong survival in women who have it.

For more than 20 years, the grande dame of flaxseed research, Dr. Lilian Thompson of the...

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A Lemon Recipe To Help Fight Cancer

(0) Comments | Posted July 12, 2012 | 8:57 AM

Lemons, lime, limonene. D-limonene, to be precise, is a member of a very fragrant class of molecules that abound in citrus-terpenoids or terpenes. And they've been shown to inhibit cancer cell progression and induce cell death.

Think lemons, limes, oranges -- especially the peel. In...

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Why I Love Canada: The Country Cares for My Special Needs Daughter

(0) Comments | Posted July 3, 2012 | 8:54 AM

Oh Canada, how much money do I owe thee?

Open heart surgery in her infancy, two months on a respirator, her first five in hospital, nine more surgeries in her short 18 years (fortunately, not open heart ones). That's my courageous, loving, happy daughter, fortunately living in Canada, for I...

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The Hotdog Condiment That Can Fight Cancer

(3) Comments | Posted June 25, 2012 | 1:28 PM

Like other fermented foods, sauerkraut contains hefty amounts of beneficial bacteria -- and those bacteria ferment the fiber you eat to produce butyrate, a powerful fatty acid.

Butyrate "exerts a potent anti-microbial action against bacteria, viruses and toxins," said Dr. Roberto Berni Canani in an email interview. Canani is an...

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Salmon Says: Harper the Environmental Bush-Whacker

(4) Comments | Posted June 11, 2012 | 4:47 PM

Bush-whacking the environment. That's the best way to describe Stephen Harper's George W. Bush-esque approach: When you can't change the laws with public approval, just go ahead and do it any way you can.

In Bush's case, he simply side-stepped Congress, the branch of government that's supposed...

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Salmon Says: Should you Worry about Radiation in your Wild Pacific Fish?

(0) Comments | Posted May 30, 2012 | 3:44 PM

Buck and Upton warned us. They're the two U.S. scientists who told the U.S. government early this year that there might be a problem with some migratory fish. Possible culprits: your salmon and tuna.

How correct were they? How will history's largest accidental deposit of radiation in the...

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Salmon Says: What Kind is Healthiest?

(6) Comments | Posted May 19, 2012 | 1:35 PM

Good news for consumers: Pink salmon -- yes, the cheap, trash salmon you buy in cans -- is tops when it comes to cleanliness, according to research by Dr. Michael Ikonomou of Canada's Department of Fisheries and Oceans. And if you don't like pink, sockeye -- yes, even in cans...

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