Tag: cancer

7 Herbs Every Cancer Survivor Should Grow

Herb Information Table

I can’t think of a cancer-fighting goal that could be easier than growing (and enjoying) fresh herbs in your garden. When cancer researchers suggest that you eat a “plant-based diet”, I think many people think of vegetables and fruits, whole grains and legumes. But I think most forget that herbs and spices are an important …

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Top-10 Take-Aways from Dietitians Oncology Conference 2014

1. Diet and obesity are second to smoking as a cause of cancer. Obesity causes inflammation in organs and visceral fat (the fat that is packed around our organs, as opposed to sub-cutaneous fat, which is just below the skin). Weight loss is a good strategy for cancer risk reduction. 2. From 2004 to present, …

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Book Review: Love, Medicine and Miracles by Dr. Bernie Siegel

I was surprised to be discovering this book 28 years after it was first published. It seems very current and progressive, so much so, that I had to think I must have been sleep walking to only be discovering it now. Dr. Siegel who is now retired but was a general and pediatric surgeon writes …

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National Walk to Work Day

There are many benefits to a regular walking routine…let me count the ways: Reduced risk of cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes Weight loss Reduced depression Stress relief Reduced osteoporosis risk Getting 30 minutes of moderate exercise everyday protects against cancer.  This happens in a couple of ways. One of these is that …

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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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