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Turmeric: spice or supplement?

October 31, 2018

 Turmeric, used in many delicious dishes, and one of its components, curcumin, are being studied for health benefits. Here’s what we know so far about turmeric and cancer. What is turmeric? Turmeric is a plant native to South Asia, but it is grown and used around the world. Its golden yellow root is used as … Read more

Keto-what? The ketogenic diet and cancer

October 25, 2018

 By now, you’ve probably heard of the ketogenic diet (AKA “keto”) and maybe you’ve even tried or thought about trying it. It is wildly popular right now, in all its various forms. But it is also controversial. A quick internet search will bring up a variety of opinions on the matter. Today on the blog, … Read more

I have cancer, can I drink alcohol?

August 14, 2018

This is a question often asked by patients while undergoing chemotherapy. Sometimes, patients have grown accustomed to having a glass of wine with dinner or when they meet a friend for drinks after work; but is it safe to do this while receiving cancer treatment? Most have heard about the protective effects alcohol has on … Read more

Recipe: Roasted parmesan string beans and zucchini

June 19, 2018

Do you ever wonder how to prepare veggies grown in your garden. It’s easy! This week, we harvested string beans and zucchini and made a video to demonstrate how to prepare them quickly and easily! Watch below and print the recipe to use at home. Here is a quick and easy recipe for roasted parmesan … Read more

Alkaline water and cancer

June 4, 2018

 A very common question we get as Certified Oncology Dietitians is, “Should I drink alkaline water to starve my cancer cells”? The short answer is no. In fact, did you know that Robert O. Young, the man who pioneered the Alkaline Diet is serving time in prison for practicing medicine without a license? Robert O. … Read more

Do I need nutritional supplements?

May 21, 2018

 As Registered Dietitians we often have patients drinking nutritional supplements like Ensure, Boost, Carnation Instant Beverage, Muscle Milk, etc…. because they think they have to or someone told them they should. Nutritional supplements are great for certain people and there is definitely a place for them in certain populations of patients; but that doesn’t mean … Read more

Cruciferous vegetables and cancer: What’s the link?

December 14, 2017

Despite the cold weather, you can still get vegetables in season. Cruciferous vegetables are both cold hardy and cancer fighting. Cruciferous vegetables, named for their four-petal flowers resembling a cross or “crucifer,” are known for their many health benefits, including their cancer-fighting properties. Broccoli is the most well-known cruciferous vegetable, although there are many others. … Read more

A Very Merry Cruciferous Christmas

December 14, 2017

 We’ve got your Christmas dinner covered with these cancer fighting recipes! Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Cinnamon Butternut Squash, Pecans, and Cranberries From Ingredients Roasted Brussels Sprouts: 3 cups Brussels sprouts, ends trimmed, yellow leaves removed 3 tablespoons olive oil Salt, to taste Roasted Butternut Squash: 1 and ½ pound butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cubed … Read more

Do you really need to follow the neutropenic diet?

August 30, 2017

 So many people have heard the term “neutropenic diet” but did you know that there are no evidenced-based studies supporting the use of the neutropenic diet? Did you know the CDC, FDA, American Cancer Society, and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics do not recommend the neutropenic diet? The benefit of the neutropenic diet has … Read more

4th of July recipes that fight cancer and taste delicious

June 16, 2017

 As the holiday draws near, it’s time to start planning your patriotic menu. Friends, family and kids will love these easy to make recipes and each one helps your fight against cancer! Red, White and Blue Vanilla Bean Spritzers (non-alcoholic) A refreshing “cocktail” to sip during your next family gathering *Modified from Cancer Fighting … Read more