How to Improve Your Tea Routine

Green Tea and Thriving After Cancer When reading about healthy eating for cancer survivors, it is common to see green tea ranking high on the list of recommended foods. The reason for this is that green tea contains a high level of cancer-fighting compounds called catechins. In their book, Foods to Fight Cancer, doctors Richard …

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Book Review – The Calories In Calories Out Cookbook

A Sample of the Calories In for this recipe and the Calories Out.

The Calories In Calories Out Cookbook…Plus, the Exercise it Takes to Burn Them Off is by Catherine Jones and Elaine Trujillo (The Experiment, 2014). Catherine Jones, the recipe developer on the project, said that the idea for the book came to her after a conversation with her brother who said: “All I want is a …

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A Cancer Thriver’s Salmon Recipe

grainy mustard and toasted wheat germ

Salmon with Grainy Mustard and Wheat Germ Topping Ingredients: 4 – 1” pieces of salmon ¼ cup wheat germ toasted 1 tsp garlic powder ¼ tsp cayenne pepper 4 Tbsp grainy mustard Method: Preheat the oven to 375 °F. Rinse the salmon and place on parchment paper lined baking sheet. Toast the wheat germ by …

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Cancer-Smart Salad Dressing

I first encountered this salad dressing when I was attending a weekend retreat and I asked for the recipe right away! After getting a copy of the recipe, I made my own tweaks to improve its nutritional quality and its cancer-fighting ability but keep the same great taste. Yum! I hope you like it.   …

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Book Review: Radical Remission, The Nine Key Factors That Can Make a Real Difference

Radical Remission

Kelly Turner is a psychotherapist who specializes in integrative oncology. She has a master’s degree in social work in the field of counseling for cancer patients. During her PhD work, she studied spontaneous healing, which she calls “radical remission”. Her book, Radical Remission, The Nine Key Factors That Can Make a Real Difference, is a …

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Living With Podcast with Host Tom Coccagna

This is the second in my series of introducing you to my favourite cancer specific podcasts. I highly recommend that you check these out! If you aren’t familiar with podcasts or how to listen on the go, check out my post about the top 10 podcasts for cancer thrivers. You can find the post HERE. …

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The Cancer Warrior—Mel Majoros

The Cancer Warrior Square

I want to introduce you to my favourite podcasts that are hosted by other cancer thrivers (just like you!). Turns out you are not alone—it is great to hear how some cancer thrivers are using their cancer as a springboard to help others. I highly recommend that you subscribe to these podcasts and become a …

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Soy Foods and Cancer Risk

Isoflavone (soy) content in foods

Throughout this Nutrients for Immune Function blog series, my goal has been to inform you about nutrition choices you can make to thrive after cancer. For me, nutrition to thrive after cancer means foods that contain nutrients that can help to boost the immune system or foods that contain nutrients that can attack cancer cells. …

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The Link Between Mushrooms and Immune Function

mushrooms and the immune system

This blog is sixth in my Nutrients for Immune Function Series on nutrition and its impact on immune function. If you missed the previous entries in this series, I would make sure you check them out! Part 1: “What Foods Boost My Immune System?” Part 2: “Vitamin E and Your Immune System” Part 3: “Do …

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Probiotics and Prebiotics

This blog is the fifth in my Nutrients for Immune Function Series on nutrition and its impact on immune function. If you missed the previous entries in this series, I would make sure you check them out! Part 1: “What Foods Boost My Immune System?” Part 2: “Vitamin E and Your Immune System” Part 3: …

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