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?

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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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Part 4: Does Sugar Feed Cancer?

Fruit Flavoured Green Tea Beverage

I believe what you eat makes a difference in your cancer risk. I believe food and lifestyle changes have the ability to affect your immune system, to reduce chronic inflammation and to act on cancer cells directly. I focus my work on empowering cancer survivors to become cancer thrivers by giving them the evidence-based tools …

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Part 3: Does Sugar Feed Cancer?

I believe what you eat makes a difference in your cancer risk. I believe food and lifestyle changes have the ability to affect your immune system, to reduce chronic inflammation and to act on cancer cells directly. I focus my work on empowering cancer survivors to become cancer thrivers by giving them the evidence-based tools …

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Part 2: Does Sugar Feed Cancer?

Does Sugar Feed Cancer

In Part 1 of my Does Sugar Feed Cancer? series exploring the connection between sugar and cancer, I answered the questions What is one connection between sugar and cancer? And should I be on a Ketogenic diet? To find out the answers to these questions and learn how you can take action to reduce your …

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Does Sugar Feed Cancer?

does sugar feed cancer

I believe what you eat makes a difference in your cancer risk. I believe food and lifestyle changes have the ability to affect your immune system, reduce chronic inflammation, and act on cancer cells directly. I focus my work on empowering you, as a cancer survivor, to become a cancer thriver by giving you evidence-based …

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A Special Diet for Triple Negative Breast Cancer

plant-based diet for cancer thrivers

There is exciting news in the world of cancer nutrition! For years, the triple negative breast cancer patient has been without a targeted treatment. But, the evidence is beginning to show that some triple-negative specific targeted treatment is on the horizon. This is great news for you if you want to take back the control …

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A Super Simple Maitake Mushroom Recipe for Cancer Thrivers

Maitake Mushroom

I’ve been up to my eyeballs in fungus! What I mean by that is, I’ve been researching edible fungus (mushrooms) and the documented health benefits so that I am able to share this information with you. Health Benefits of Edible Fungus (Mushrooms) Recently, I did a series of blog posts called Nutrients for Immune Function. …

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Matcha Green Tea Powder (& a cancer-thriver smoothie recipe!)

banana, agave, peppermint oil, Matcha green tea powder, vanilla soy milk

Last week, I wrote briefly on the benefits of green tea. When it comes to increasing your intake of cancer-fighting catechins, doctors Richard Béliveau and Denis Gingras (authors of the book Foods that Fight Cancer) recommend that you choose Japanese green tea over Chinese. This is because the evidence indicates that Japanese green tea has …

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