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peripheral neuropathy

Safe Cooking Tips For People with Neuropathy

Peripheral neuropathy can be an unwanted side-effect of chemotherapy. Peripheral neuropathy is the term given to symptoms experienced due to damage to the nerves in the limbs. These symptoms can include pain, tingling, numbness, and muscle weakness among other things. Symptoms such as these can make cooking a difficult and dangerous task, as handling objects […]

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peripheral neuropathy

Safe Cooking Tips For People with Neuropathy

Peripheral neuropathy can be an unwanted side-effect of chemotherapy. Peripheral neuropathy is the term given to symptoms experienced due to damage to the nerves in the limbs. These symptoms can include pain, tingling, numbness, and muscle weakness among other things. Symptoms such as these can make cooking a difficult and dangerous task, as handling objects […]

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lectin free diet

Lectin Free Diet- Just Another Fad?

Another year, another food fad. Depending on what you read these days, it can seem like every food will make you ill.  We are used to dairy and gluten-containing foods being described as toxic, but the newest diet claims that it is lectins in foods we should be worried about. The Lectin Free Diet has been […]

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Supplemental Benefits?

Use of supplements is common practice among cancer patients. According to the Journal of American Dietetic Association (which cited a number of studies in its research), 52% of American adults swallow some kind of supplements daily. But among adult cancer patients, the figure rises from between 64% and 81%.   I see this all the […]

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probiotic foods

Food Sources Of Probiotics

Foods containing probiotics are becoming more common on the shelves of our supermarkets. From kombucha, kefir and kimchi, to miso and sauerkraut, there has never been a better time to get adventurous and add some of these foods to your diet.Your gut is full of bacteria that keep you healthy in many ways, including helping to […]

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Spicy Pasta with Kale & Almonds - Cook For Your Life - anti cancer recipes

Ann’s Top Three Favorite Recipes

When users first come to our site, the amount of recipes we have can be overwhelming. We have over 1900 recipes, which span all meals. We also have specific meals for holidays, food preferences, dietary restrictions and more…phew! Given this huge volume of information, I’m often asked what my favorite recipes are, my go-to’s for […]

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    brazil nuts - Cook for Your Life

    Brazil Nuts

    Not Too Nuts! By Alyssa Adler Similar to all nuts, Brazil nuts are nutrient dense and contain high amounts of fats, fiber, protein and antioxidants (NIH). The fats in Brazil nuts are mostly polyunsaturated and monounsaturated, which are heart healthy and help lower cholesterol. These nuts are also a good source of calcium, magnesium and […]

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    Plums

    Just Plum Perfect By Chelsea Fisher Plums, among the sweetest of the stone fruits, pack a surprisingly high antioxidant punch. The purple fruits are a great source of dietary fiber, which is important for maintaining normal digestion. They also provide potent doses of vitamin C, which the American Cancer Society reports is important for skin, […]

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    Sardines

    Packed like Sardines By Alyssa Adler Sardines are small fish that are packed with flavor and nutrients. Sardines are actually not a species, but rather different types of tiny fish. Sardines swim in shallow water in large schools, mostly in European countries (Food and Nutrition). These fish feed from straining plankton in the sea where […]

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    blueberry compote- cook for your life

    Berries

    Berries: Nature’s “Magic” Bullets By Alysia Santo Versatile, tasty, and a cinch to prepare, fresh berries provide a formidable array of cancer fighting agents. Needing little preparation besides a thorough rinse, berries are a powerful source of vitamins and fiber. They boost the immune system, help the digestive tract stay on track, and are also rich […]

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    Tomatoes

    TOMATO…TOMAHTO By Chelsea Fisher Not too many centuries ago, tomatoes were thought to be poison. Thank goodness that dark age is over, as we now know that tomatoes have abundant amounts of lycopene, an antioxidant that imbues them with their glowing hue, and may be an extremely powerful agent in preventing and minimizing the risk […]

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