April 11, 2014
Below is the ninth brain food in our 10 part series on recipes for your brain: Tomatoes. Do you find yourself trying to find the right diet combination during or post treatment? Ask the Chris Elliott Fund, we can help plan a diet around healthy brain foods. Call, email or leave us a note today: 1-800-574-5703 orWeCare@EndBrainCancer.com.
The importance of lycopene rich foods like tomatoes has been documented for some time. It is mentioned in literature related to oxidative stress, which may play a role in the causation of the disease. Brain health studies have actually identified lower levels of plasma/serum lycopene in brain impaired individuals.
Tomatoes contain several components for good brain and overall health including:
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin A (as carotenoids)
Brain Food #9: Tomatoes
Of course, as in most discussion about epidemiology, nutrition and health, there are always naysayers. As in all nutritional advice, tomatoes are tomatoes be including in a brain function enhancing and cancer fighting diet as well as other deep colored fruit and vegetables.
We know cooking and preparing these brain foods can get complicated especially if you are balancing treatment, family and work. We wanted to provide easy and simple recipes to help you start preparing your brain foods today! And we’ve scoured the internet to find a couple of the best recipes to get you started.
- Unsalted Butter
- Yellow onion
See the recipe.
Ask the Chris Elliott Fund, we are here to help you in your process to plan a diet plan around foods that are healthy for you and your brain. Call, email or leave us a note today: 1-800-574-5703 or WeCare@EndBrainCancer.com.
March 26, 2014
Affordable Care Act Registration Deadline:
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Like most of you, we are concerned about the upcoming roll out of Affordable Healthcare dubbed “Obamacare”. The difficulties with getting the online registration process was well publicized for months and months. At this point the registration process is expected to end on Monday, March 31st.
We at the Chris Elliott Fund, have heard from a number of people in several states who are experiencing breakdowns in connecting with the statewide market places as well as the Federal website, healthcare.gov. We’ve experienced jammed phone lines as well. As reported by CNN today, the deadline is expected to be extended.
Our Best Advice
Try to begin your registration right away. This extension is meant to address the challenges fo those with “special circumstances” (like brain cancer) as well as people who have tried but have not been able to complete the process. We would love to hear from you about your personal experience with Obamacare.
What is your best advice? Have you successfully navigated the marketplace? Lets get the conversation started, leave your experience in the comments below!
If you are a brain cancer or brain tumor patient and have specific question about navigating the healthcare.gov system or the Affordable Care Act, leave us a message today or give us a call at 1-800-57-5703.
March 17, 2014
You might have read our latest blog post on Chris Elliott Fund’s President and CEO’s journey across the country advocating for brain cancer and brain tumor patients and caregivers.
Interested in enrolling in a clinical trial for your brain tumor (regarding the trials listed below or any other trial across the country)? Contact us today. We regularly assist patients in identifying clinical trials appropriate for their situation. Continue Reading →
March 16, 2014
National Patient Support & Advocacy
The Chris Elliott Fund’s work and service spans across the country. This March, Chris Elliott Fund’s President and CEO took flight again to meet, speak and sit down with experts in the healthcare industry to advocate for brain cancer patients. Here is a snapshot into the travels of Dellann and all of her hard work advocating for cancer patients.
Meeting with Long-time Friend and Brain Cancer Expert Dr. Patrick Wen Continue Reading →
March 15, 2014
National Patient Support & Advocacy
The Chris Elliott Fund’s work and service spans across the country. This March, Chris Elliott Fund’s President and CEO took flight once again to meet, speak and sit down with experts in the healthcare industry to advocate for brain cancer patients. Here is a snapshot into the travels of Dellann and all of her hard work advocating for patients.