Tag: cancer

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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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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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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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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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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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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Podcasts for Cancer Thrivers

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I am really getting 21st century now. First I did book reviews, then movie reviews and now…wait for it….podcast reviews. I feel so hip! I am only two and a half years into my smart phone, but wow! Along with all the other gadgetry that comes with a smart phone, I have downloaded an app …

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Artichoke and Mushroom Pasta with Sun Dried Tomato and Goat Cheese

This is a Jean LaMantia original recipe. I’ve been making this dish for years. It’s evolved over the years to its current standard. One ingredient—the marinated artichoke hearts—has been in the recipe since its beginning. Here is what you will need for the recipe: Serves 6. Ingredients: Whole grain pasta 2 Bunches green onions 2 …

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