Anti-Inflammatory Diet and Recipe for Greek-Style Kale Salad

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I shared on facebook last week that I was learning about the anti-inflammatory diet at a meeting of local Oncology Dietitians.Wow - I had a lot of interest! Followers wanted to know more and find out what it is. This article will at least get you started and we can explore together what it means and how it might benefit you.

Dr. Weil's Anti-Inflammatory Food Pyramid


I love this picture! I think it gives a good idea to how much of each type of food you should be eating each day or week! If you want more descriptions on each part, visit this page: Scroll down below the picture and you will see short descriptions for each.

More information on nutrient needs and the anti-inflammatory, check this page out: You will notice that it is important that you get a variety of foods!

Yes - you need carbohydrates.
Yes - you need fats.
Yes - you need protein. (No, all of it does not need to come from meat!)
YES - you should boost your diet with extra phytochemicals that are only found in minimally processed plant foods.

This shouldn't be new news to any of my regular readers, but hopefully this will help you think through what you currently eat and how you might make some changes over time to cut back on your cancer (and other disease!) risk and to live healthy after a diagnosis!

Greek Style Kale Salad from

At the same meeting, the Oncology Dietitian from Duke Cancer Center made this recipe for us. It was very tasty and quite simple. It's similar to the Kale Salad Recipe I shared a month ago, only with a Greek flare!

Here's a link for the recipe!

Let me know what you think!
- Julie
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Hey Julie (it's Allysen) - love this post! I have a question though- does 7-9 servings a day of fruit and veggies seem like a lot to you?? I've been trying to do 4-5 of veggies and fruit.

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