At sweetriot we always celebrate birthdays... Life is an important thing to celebrate! Here is our February birthday celebration for Clare. We call it 'World Clare Day.' We are down the street from the Riot Room at a secret favorite place.
We just learned about a new rioter, Sarah McLachlan, the beautiful musician and creator of the Lilith Fair. She has also been busy carrying the Olympic Torch. What an honor to participate in the Winter Games in Vancouver. So cool! From one Sarah to another - Go, Sarah!
Red wine and dark chocolate are cancer killers - Source: AFP
Cabernet and chocolate are potent medicine for killing cancer, according to research presented at TED on Wednesday. Red grapes and dark chocolate join blueberries, garlic, soy, and teas as ingredients that starve cancer while feeding bodies, Angiogenesis Foundation head William Li said at a prestigious TED Conference. "We are rating foods based on their cancer-fighting qualities," Li said. "What we eat is really our chemotherapy three times a day."
The Massachusetts-based foundation is identifying foods containing chemicals that evidently choke-off blood supplies to tumors, starving them to death. Li cited a Harvard Medical School study showing that men who ate cooked tomatoes several times weekly were 30 to 50 percent less likely to have prostate cancer.
"There is a medical revolution happening all around us," Li said. "If we're right, it could impact on consumer education, food service, public health, and even insurance agencies." About a dozen drugs are already in use to deprive tumors of blood supplies in a treatment tactic called "anti-angiogenesis.
The foundation pitted some foods against approved drugs and found that soy, parsley, red grapes, berries and other comestibles were either as effective or more potent in battling cancer cells. Eaten together, the foods were even more effective in fighting cancer.
"We discovered that Mother Nature laced a large number of foods and herbs with anti-angiogenesis features," Li said. "For many people around the world, dietary cancer treatment may be the only solution because not everyone can afford cancer drugs."
The foundation also discovered that anti-angiogenesis properties of foods melt away fat, which relies heavily on blood flow to sustain itself. Tests showed that mice genetically prone to be chubby could be trimmed to average mouse size using the approach. "It got weight down to a set point for normal mice," Li said. "In other words, we can't create supermodel mice."
The rioters in the office know about my love of the fashion designer, Custo Barcelona. He is a true rioter and his pieces of fashion are full of color, texture, and love! I was so excited to meet him backstage at his show.... of course he had sweetriot in his pocket! :)
February 11 marked the kick off of NYC Fashion Week . The rioters are always honored to be around the artists of the fashion industry. When you walk into the big tents of Bryant Park this year, you may be lucky and receive a yummy tin of sweetriot Dark Chocolate. Hmm hmm good. :) Luckily, the models can eat sweetriot at 1 calorie per 'peace.'
The holiday of love has arrived. Happy Valentine's Day from everyone at the Riot Room! If you don't have sweetriot chocolate in hand, it's never too late. Hit shop.sweetriot.com or run down to your local Whole Foods or fine natural foods store. And if you still really can't find it in your neighborhood, please tell the rioters (firstname.lastname@example.org), and we will try to help. :)