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Strawberries Shown to Inhibit Cancerous Tumor Growth

Researchers said that earlier lab experiments found strawberries inhibited cancerous tumors and pre-cancerous cell abnormalities in the esophagus. According to doctors, one-quarter of those with low-grade abnormalities and one-half of those with high-grade abnormalities will develop esophageal cancer. In this study, 36 people with low- or high-grade cell abnormalities took 60 grams of freeze-dried strawberries per day, equal to about 21 oz of fresh fruit. After six months, the severity of abnormalities decreased in 84 percent of low-grade and in 66 percent of the high-grade group, reducing chances for cancer of the esophagus, scientists said.

Reference: American Association for Cancer Research 102nd Annual Meeting; April, 2011

From the June 2011 newsletter

Van's Health on June - 19 - 2011

Enjoy this inspired summer salad.

Organic Strawberry Salad

1 cup organic strawberries, sliced
1 LB arugula
1/2 cup Romano cheese, grated fresh
1 cup goat cheese, crumbled
1/2 cup pistachio nuts, dry-roasted, shelled, chopped
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Directions: Combine strawberries, arugula, Romano and goat cheeses, and nuts. Add olive oil, vinegar, salt and black pepper as you toss gently.

From June 2011 Natural Insights for Well Being Newsletter

Van's Health on June - 18 - 2011

Van’s Has Heidi’s Hens – Natural Organic Turkey!

Natural Organic Turkey at Van's in LivermoreHead in to Van’s and order your Organic Turkey for the coming Holiday Season

Below is information provided by the providers website.

Heidi’s Hens® – The Certified Organic Turkey is the cleanest, purest turkey available and tastes just like turkey should – tender and juicy with that real old-fashioned turkey flavor.

In order to provide you with the integrity you require we continue to maintain control of every aspect of our operation. Sustainably farmed, Heidi’s Hens® – The Certified Organic Turkey is range grown, fed only certified organic corn and soy, processed and delivered directly from us to you.

Heidi’s Hens® offer you the wholesome, organic alternative that you desire and a great taste that you’ll remember!

We appreciate your commitment to sustainable living and the conservation of our natural resources.

– Tim & Joan Diestel