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Oh What Fun are the holiday meals

November 14, 2022

Holiday meals can be stressful between the grocery shopping, budgeting, planning, baking and cooking — and then don’t forget about the cleanup. You can get tired just thinking about the ongoing to-do list. So how can we juggle eating healthy, keeping cost low and reducing meal stress around the holidays? Here are a few tips: … Read more

Is it okay to eat processed foods?

November 8, 2022

Often we think of processed foods as lacking any nutritional value. But are all processed foods “bad”? Can there be a place for these foods in our diet? First, it is important to know what qualifies as a processed food. According to the USDA, a processed food is defined as: “any raw agricultural commodity subjected … Read more

Should your cocktail carry a cancer warning?

March 16, 2021

Did you know that drinking alcohol increases your risk of cancer?  Did you know that alcohol is the third leading preventable cause of cancer, behind tobacco and obesity?   There is strong evidence that alcohol can cause several types of cancer, including breast, colon, mouth, throat, voice box, esophagus and liver cancers.  If you didn’t know … Read more

Snack on natural foods to shrug off stress

March 16, 2021

WRAL recently published a great article on why hitting the produce aisle can help improve your mood and stress levels.  Not only do fruits, vegetables, and other plant foods fight cancer but they also provide a calming effect during stressful times that treatment (and a pandemic) can cause.  Check out their article to learn why … Read more

Diet and Exercise’s Link to Breast Cancer

September 24, 2020

Female Breast Cancer How what you eat and how active you are may affect your breast cancer risk   Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer diagnosed in women. Per the American Cancer Society, there was an estimated 268,670 new cases in 2018. Evidence now shows that an estimated 40% of cancer cases … Read more

How to handle groceries during COVID-19

May 5, 2020

NC State University developed a nice graphic that provides tips for handling groceries during the COVID-19 outbreak. You should NOT: Go grocery shopping if showing symptoms or think you may have been exposed to the virus Store groceries outside your home, in your car, or in the garage Wash produce with dish soap or any … Read more

Is takeout safe during COVID-19?

May 5, 2020

The CDC, FDA, and USDA are NOT aware of any reports that suggest COVID-19 can be transmitted through food or food packaging.  NC State University developed a great graphic that helps answer all your questions regarding the safety of getting takeout during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Click the link below for more information. Takeout Practices during … Read more

Why you should stop dieting and start eating

October 21, 2019

Too often people look for the secret to weight loss by following the latest and greatest fad diet like: Keto, Whole 30, Paleo…the list goes on and on.  It’s true that you lose weight initially, but 95% of dieters regain their weight within 1-5 years.  Why?  Because fad diets are temporary food plans, they won’t … Read more

Does sugar feed cancer?

January 24, 2019

This is probably the number one misunderstood topic related to cancer and nutrition. It also happens to be the number one question we get. Let’s take a closer look at what sugar does in our bodies.