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Grab a sweater and a mug

September 30, 2016

 With fall and winter coming right around the corner a nice treat such as coffee or tea can do the trick with warming you up on a chilly day. Whether you are out running errands, at home on a Saturday morning or enjoying company, a nice cup of coffee or tea is a good accessory. … Read more

Do you garden? Planting the roots for recovery

May 11, 2016

 How does gardening help cancer survivors recover and prevent recurrence? Nutrition It’s no secret that a healthy diet is one component in cancer prevention. A plant based diet rich in fruits and vegetables provides our bodies with phytochemicals; which are cancer-fighting nutrients. The more variety of fruits and vegetables you eat, the more phytochemicals you … Read more

Drinking water safely during cancer treatment

April 19, 2016

 Do you need to filter your water? Drinking Water Safely During Cancer Treatment Patients with cancer often have weakened immune systems and can’t properly protect their bodies against infections, including those caused by a foodborne illness sometimes found in your water. This is why it is important to be aware of where your drinking water … Read more

Adopting a plant-based diet

April 14, 2016

 Eating a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables, grains, and legumes (dried peas and beans) helps the fight against cancer. Adopting a Plant-Based Diet Research has shown that a plant based diet, which is rich in phytochemicals, protects your body’s cells from cancer causing catalysts. Not only does adopting a plant based diet protect against … Read more

Cancer prevention

March 31, 2016

 What is your part in cancer prevention? According to the American Institute for Cancer Research, about 1/3 of U.S. cancers could be prevented through a combination of diet, exercise, and maintaining a healthy weight. The cancer groups most influenced by these three lifestyle factors include; head and neck cancers, colon cancer, and endometrial cancer. Here … Read more

Weighing your risk for cancer

March 22, 2016

 Weight and Cancer Weighing your Risk for Cancer Did you know? According to the Continuous Update Project ( a strong link between your risk of cancer and excess body weight has been found in 9 different types of cancer, including: Esophagus Pancreas Colon and Rectum Endometrium Kidney Postmenopausal Breast Gallbladder Ovarian Prostate (advanced) Why? The … Read more

Phytochemicals and cancer

January 3, 2015

Finally the below zero days of winter are behind us and we can now enjoy the nice, warm sunny days of spring and summer. Besides the change in temperature, there will soon be an abundance of produce at our local farmers’ markets.

Picking the best diet for a better year

January 2, 2015

As this year begins, many of you may be trying to make healthy lifestyle changes such as exercising and eating healthier. When it comes to diet, though, you may feel overwhelmed with all the options.

Headline hype or nutrition know-how

January 1, 1000

What should I eat for cancer prevention and survivorship? The World Cancer Research Fund and American Institute for Cancer Research’s Third Expert Report provides recommendations for diet and physical activity. What is The Expert Report? The World Cancer Research Fund and the American Institute for Cancer Research have worked for over 25 years to better … Read more

Cancer-fighting herb recipes

January 1, 1000

 Tasty, easy ways to add good-for-you herbs to your meals. Sage Sage Butter (use to top chicken, fish, meat, or steamed veggies) Ingredients: ½ cup loosely packed fresh sage leaves 1 shallot ½ cup butter, softened 1 tsp lemon zest ½ tsp fresh lemon juice Pepper if desired Preparation: Finely chop sage leaves and shallot … Read more