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Popular Nutrition Questions from Cancer Patients

I was recently invited to present at Odette Cancer Centre at Sunnybrook Hospital. The topic was The Most Popular Patient Questions About Nutrition and The Answers You Need To Know to Keep You Informed and On Track.   You can watch the full recording of the presentation here. A few tips for viewing, it doesn’t work …

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Fried Sage

Sage is the name of a herb with grey-green fuzzy leaves and a deep veined underside. It grows easily in gardens and the type I have is pretty frost hardy. Sage is also the name for a wise person or good advice. It has been part of traditional medicine in many regions of the world. …

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Does Cooking Reduce Nutrients?

I attended the AICR (American Institute for Cancer Research) conference in Maryland.  I plan to write a report about each of the sessions that I attended. This session was called “Can Food Processing Enhance Cancer Protection?” The topic itself might surprise you, as we tend to think when we process food that we are depleting …

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What Are Chaga Mushrooms?

Chaga Mushrooms Like other mushrooms, chaga is a fungus. It grows in northern climates including Canada. While it grows it is taking nutrients from its tree host, it especially likes birch trees. It is used as a medicinal product in Russia and Eastern Europe where it has a long history of use as folk medicine.  It …

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Cancer, Genes and Nutrition

This is the third in a series of blog posts that report on sessions that I attended at the Food & Nutrition Conference (FNCE) in Houston, Texas. This session was called: Nutrition and Cancer: From Genotype to Phenotype This talk was presented by: Steven Clinton, MD, PhD, Professor, Division of Medical Oncology, College of Medicine and …

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Not All Research is Equal

As I wrote about in a previous blog, I attended the Food and Nutrition Conference in Houston recently. I am writing a blog post about each of the sessions that I attended so that you can benefit from this new information as well. This bog post is written about a session called: Deconstructing Studies: How to …

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Should I Detox?

As I mentioned in a previous blog post, I attended the Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE) in Houston, Texas hosted by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This is my report on a session that I attended called Nutritional Approached to Detoxification: Separating Fact from Fiction The Presenters were: Gerard Mullin, MD Associate Professor …

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Roasted Fall Vegetable Medley

Ingredients: 3-4 Carrots 3-4 Parsnips 1 Sweet potato 2 Sweet onions 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar 1/4 tsp Rosemary 1/4 tsp Thyme You can use any combination of fall vegetables. Others that work well with this recipe include leeks, squash and beets. Method: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Peel …

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Latest Antioxidant News

I recently attended the Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE) in Houston, Texas. This is a 4 day conference and expo hosted by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This is the worlds largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. During the event I attended several educational sessions and I am happy to report …

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“Do You Believe in Magic” Book Review

This is the first book I picked off of my big stack of books in my fall reading goal, it’s a great start to my fall reading campaign. Title: Do You Belive in Magic? The Sense and Nonsense of Alternative Medicine. Author: Dr. Paul A. Offit I had a few surprises with this book. Firstly, …

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