November is Radon Awareness Month

I can’t let the month of November slip away without reminding my readers about the importance of testing for radon in their homes. This odorless, colourless, gas is very dangerous but can be assessed with an easy to use monitoring device. Order a radon test kit and set it up in your home. Everyone in …

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Healthier than Most Chocolate Chip Cookies

I made these cookies recently when I co-hosted an event called Eat Your Way to Better Health…and Away from Cancer and Inflammation. The cookies were a big hit and most of the attendees asked for the recipe, so I though I would share this with everyone. This is It was an evening to introduce people …

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7 Super End of Summer Salads

As the calendar marks the passing of the lazy days of summer, you might be checking your garden, local produce store or farmers market for seasonal offerings. I have put together this selection of recipes contributed from dietitians from around the country. I think these include that best that the season has to offer. Enjoy! …

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Nutrition for Lymphedema

  This article originally appeared in Pathways magazine. Permission to republish the article as a Cancer Bites blog was granted by the publisher of Pathways magazine, namely The Canadian Lymphedema Framework. Read more about the Canadian Lymphedema Framework and the great work that they do to support people with lymphedema here.   Nutrition for Lymphedema Nutrition …

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Plant Based Cheezy Sauce

This recipe is for anyone who loves a good cheese sauce, but wants to focus on plant based eating. Ingredients 1 1/2 cup roasted, salted cashews 1/2 cup of nutritional yeast 1/4-1/2 tsp of garlic powder 1/2 tsp of mustard powder 1/4 tsp of ground turmeric 3 tbsp lemon juice 3/4 cup water Put all …

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Are Some Sugars Better (less bad) than Others?

I have written several blogs in the past about the connections to and recommendations for sugar and cancer. If you didn’t have a chance to read them, this is a link to my 4-part series. Does Sugar Feed Cancer? To continue on this theme, I want to explore a follow-up question, which is: Is there …

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Can I Believe Everything I Read About Coconut Oil?

I was recently asked by Wellspring Cancer Support Centres in Toronto to research and update a fabulous presentation that they deliver called Nutrition Myths and Controversies. In this presentation, I address the most popular questions that cancer patents and survivors have about nutrition. Cancer patients and survivors are full of questions about how they can help themselves. …

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Stuffed Butternut Squash with Pears, Pecans and Cranberries

Stuffed Butternut with Pears, Pecans and Cranberries Ingredients 1 medium sized butternut squash 2 ripe pears, cut into small cubes 2 Tbsp dried cranberries 2 Tbsp chopped pecans 1 tsp cinnamon 2 dashes of nutmeg 1/4 tsp cardamom 2 tsp butter 2 tsp maple syrup Salt to taste Fresh sage leaves for garnish Olive oil …

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Can I Starve My Cancer?

Can I Starve My Cancer? This is an important question that many people ask when faced with a cancer diagnosis.  I first heard this over 20 years ago, when I was doing my clinical dietetic internship. The standard answer at the time was “no, you can’t starve your cancer without starving yourself.” But at that …

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What is Radon and Why Should I Care?

Not heard of radon? You’re not alone. Despite being an established environmental carcinogen (cancer causing agent), it doesn’t get nearly the press it deserves. For example, you have probably heard more about PCBs in fish than you have heard about radon in your home. Yet radon gas is estimated to be responsible for 20,000 cases …

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