Jean LaMantia

Toronto, Canada

Jean LaMantia is a registered dietitian, cancer survivor and author of two books: The Essential Cancer Treatment Nutrition Guide & Cookbook and the new Complete Lymphedema Management & Nutrition Guide. She is also the creator of the Cancer Risk Reduction Guide and is a popular speaker. You can find out more about her at www.jeanlamantia.com

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Chaga Mushrooms and Cancer

Large chaga mushroom attached to a tree

I enjoy working with my clients, most of whom are cancer patients and survivors and they ask great questions! I was asked by one of my clients if she should be drinking chaga tea. I’ll admit, I don’t know everything about everything, but I was happy to research this for her, and I figured that …

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Top 10 Nutrition and Fitness Tips for 2019

New Year, New Healthy Goals It’s that time of year when people are inclined to push the reset button and begin anew. I love the feeling of reflecting on the past year – with a focus on my accomplishments and looking ahead for 2019 with a renewed sense of purpose and taking some time to …

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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 Nut Loaf

I’m not a fan of most dried fruit and nut cake recipes or loaf cakes. I don’t like those artificially coloured cherries which are full of added sugar not to mention all that food colouring! I modified this nut loaf recipe from its original version to make a sugar free loaf cake. You can eat …

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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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