Jean LaMantia

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Foods that Prevent Cancer

The World Cancer Research Fund along with its partners the American Institute for Cancer Research have published their updated guidelines regarding the links between food, nutrition, physical activity and cancer. This latest publication, published in 2018 is the 3rd comprehensive report. The last one was published in 2007. I’ve already received my hardcopy publication, but …

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A New Cancer Risk Reduction Guide

Cancer Food Guide, Cancer Patient, Cancer Survivor

A new food guide is now available! Now cancer patients and survivors can have their own food guide, customized to their special nutrition needs.  I am proud to introduce you to the Cancer Risk Reduction Guide Where Did the Dream to Create A Food Guide Come From? When I finished my cancer treatment, I was …

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Festive and Healthy Brazil Nut Loaf

  I’m not a fan of traditional Christmas Cake, so I modified this nut loaf recipe from its original version to make a healthy, Christmas treat. Now that the Christmas season is upon us, you can make this nut loaf instead of a traditional Christmas cake. I like this recipe because instead of traditional fruit …

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Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies

I make these cookies regularly for a healthy snack for my kids. They take these nut-free cookies in their lunch every day. Adults and kids like these healthy chocolate chip cookies despite some unusual ingredients. Some of my recipes I create completely from scratch and many, like this one, I modify from an existing recipe …

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What is Radon and Why Should I Care?

How radon enters and moves throughout the home

Radon? 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 …

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Broccoli Slaw with Pistachios and Cranberries

Ingredients 4-5 Broccoli Stems 1/4 cup plain probiotic yogurt 1/4 cup mayonnaise juice from 1 lime 1/4 cup dried cranberries 1/4 cup shelled pistachios cayenne pepper optional salt to taste Method Cut away thick outer skin from broccoli stems and grate. Mix mayo, yogurt and lime juice. Mix all ingredients together in bowl, taste and …

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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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