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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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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