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Grilling and cancer: Are the two related?

May 25, 2017

 Grilling season is upon us. Backyard BBQs are fun summer traditions, especially with holidays like Memorial Day, 4th of July, Father’s Day, and Labor Day around the corner. But can grilling increase your risk of cancer? Research has shown that cooking meat at high temperatures, such as grilling, smoking, or charring, creates substances called polycyclic … Read more

Spotlight on Nutrition

April 12, 2017

 Read oncology dietitian Jennifer Spring’s latest interview and learn something new about mushrooms in the process!

Nutrition update: Prevention, treatment, and recovery

April 12, 2017

 This presentation provides information to assist health care providers in identifying the role of nutrition in cancer. The presentation reviews the evidence and recommendations on nutrition in cancer prevention, treatment and recovery, and provides recommendations for nutrition interventions To view the presentation click on the following link:

Zeny’s Oncology Community Garden

March 14, 2017

 Zeny’s Garden is Coming Alive! Our 2 oncology Registered Dietitians have been busy building Zeny’s Garden at the SECU Family House in Chapel Hill. The garden will emphasize teaching the plant based diet, which is recommended for cancer prevention and survivorship. With a little elbow grease, the structures have been built on site and are … Read more

The Role of nutrition in cancer prevention, treatment and survivorship

January 24, 2017

 Listen to this 60 minute video-presentation by Oncology Registered Dietitian, Meredith Moyers, to learn more about the important role nutrition has on cancer treatment, prevention, and survivorship. Practical tips and strategies are discussed that all have the ability to implement. Click Here to view the video presentation

What foods boost your immune system?

November 9, 2016

 Should you take high amounts of Vit C? What about “super foods”? Should you be taking an herbal supplement from your local health foods store that promotes immune-boosting properties? A very common question among cancer patients is, “What foods boost my immune system”? The reality is it’s more than just diet that supports a healthy … Read more

10 tips for managing food cravings

October 19, 2016

 Whether it is sweet or savory you crave, here are 10 strategies to help fight the urge. 1. Eat 3 balanced meals daily. Do not skip meals, this will just make you hungrier at your next meal and cause you to overeat. 2. Don’t get upset if you slip up. Everyone overeats at times, remember, … Read more

A healthful holiday menu

October 3, 2016

 Having a difficult time coming up with healthful, delicious recipes for the holiday season? Stress no more! Below is a list of wonderful recipes, websites and cookbooks that have healthy ideas for a great Thanksgiving feast or Christmas celebration. I even included a Thanksgiving Day menu you can use as a guide for your own … Read more

Eating healthy on a budget

September 30, 2016

 Eating healthy doesn’t always require spending oodles of money at the whole foods market. You can eat healthy by being mindful when shopping. Using coupons at the grocery stores is a great way to save. You can also use your SNAP benefits at a majority of grocery stores and at farmer’s markets. Below are some … Read more