Tag: immune system

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 …

Continue reading

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. …

Continue reading

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 …

Continue reading

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: …

Continue reading

Is Fish Oil Beneficial or Detrimental?

This week, we continue with part 4 in my Nutrients for Immune Function Series on nutrition and its impact on immune function. We are talking about fish oil. If you missed the previous entries in this series, I would make sure you check them out! Part 1 is here. Part 2 here. And part 3 …

Continue reading

Do Low Vitamin B6 Levels Harm My Immune System?

Vitamin B6 Food Sources

This blog is part 3 in my Nutrients for Immune Function Series on nutrition and its impact on immune function. If you missed the first two parts, I would make sure you check them out! You can find part 1 here. And part 2 here. This content is based on information hosted by the National …

Continue reading

Vitamin E and Your Immune System

Food Sources of Vitamin E

This blog is part 2 in my Nutrients for Immune Function Series on nutrition and its impact on immune function. If you missed reading last week’s blog, which discusses the immune system and its role in cancer protection, I would make sure you check it out! You can find part 1 here. This content is …

Continue reading

What Foods Boost My Immune System?

nutrients for immune function series

I love to attend online trainings and I found one recently that is right up my alley when it comes to boosting my immune system and thriving after cancer. The training is called Cancer Prevention Through Immunomodulation: Does Diet Play a Role? You can listen to it here (click “View this webinar” under the Meeting …

Continue reading

How to Find Support When You are Diagnosed with Cancer

Social Support

Recently, I have done quite a bit of research and study on the topic of social support. The bottom line is that social support provides direct benefits for cancer patients and survivors—it is an important part of becoming a cancer thriver! But many of you may be feeling frustrated, scared and lonely—what do you do …

Continue reading

How Do I Support My Coworker Who Has Cancer?

In a previous post entitled How Friends and Family Can Improve Your Health. I talked about the benefits of social support. According to the American Cancer Society (1), many studies have shown that people who are socially isolated are more likely to die of all causes, including cancer. We do know that social support and …

Continue reading