Tag: Dietitian

A Special Diet for Triple Negative Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer and Diet Update 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 …

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Chaga Mushrooms and Cancer

Large chaga mushroom attached to a tree

I enjoy working with my clients, most of whom are cancer patients and survivors and they ask great questions! I was asked by one of my clients if she should be drinking chaga tea. I’ll admit, I don’t know everything about everything, but I was happy to research this for her, and I figured that …

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Top 10 Nutrition and Fitness Tips for 2019

New Year, New Healthy Goals It’s that time of year when people are inclined to push the reset button and begin anew. I love the feeling of reflecting on the past year – with a focus on my accomplishments and looking ahead for 2019 with a renewed sense of purpose and taking some time to …

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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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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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