Let's spice it up! One of my favorite herbal spices is Za'atar. Za'atar is an aromatic, tart and nutty spice blend that originated in the Middle East and it always includes Hyssop, Sumac, Sesame Seeds and Salt, which are rich in antioxidants with antiseptic, antimicrobial, cancer-fighting, and potentially mood and brain boosting properties. The use of herbal remedies, including Za'atar, is prevalent in breast cancer patients in Palestine. Mix za'atar with olive oil and spread it over bread (or dough) before baking. Sprinkle on vegetables before roasting and add to your favorite soups. There are lots of recipes for Za'atar online. Try using Za'atar in these plant-based recipes at http://ow.ly/IZi450BzGAT. Za'atar can be hard to find. To purchase on the internet, visit https://thespiceway.com/products/real-zaatar-with-hyssop... and https://thrivemarket.com/p/thrive-market-organic-zaatar.
The top 4 spices proven to fight inflammation. Cloves, ginger, rosemary, and turmeric. Curcumin is the main active ingredient in tumeric. Curcumin, a bioactive ingredient of the plant Curcuma longa, exerts an inhibitory effect on triple-negative and other breast cancer cells.
Cancer survivors with chronic inflammation may have an elevated risk of recurrence. Chronic inflammation is associated with increased risk of breast cancer recurrence as it increases estrogen and insulin levels in the body and promotes tumor growth and metastasis. Inflammation is part of the body’s natural defense mechanism designed to heal injuries and defend the body against foreign invaders but when inflammation goes on too long or becomes chronic it can have damaging effects on health. An association has been found between breast cancer recurrence and reduced overall survival and increased concentrations of inflammatory markers, such as CRP, a test that can be measured by a healthcare provider. Inflammation is caused by obesity, bad gut bacteria, stress, a bad diet, alcohol, high blood sugar, toxins, food allergens & sensitivities, and poor sleep quality.
You can control cellular inflammation by eating a whole food, plant-based diet full of anti-inflammatory foods and spices such as cloves, ginger, rosemary, and turmeric, reducing stress, exercising, maintaining a healthy weight, controlling your blood sugar, and getting 7-9 hours of sleep each night.