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Parsnips

Peerless Parsnips By Chelsea Fisher Parsnips often play second fiddle to other root vegetables, but they deserve a starring role in your vegetable line up. They contain ample folate, which the American Cancer Society reports can reduce the risk of colorectal cancer and possibly other cancers, as well. Parsnips’ high fiber content is equally beneficial […]

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Safe Grilling Tips for Cancer Patients

Safe Grilling Tips for Cancer Patients

Grilling and summer go hand in hand. And while there are so many delicious things we can make, it’s also important to know how to grill foods safely so they are not harmful to our health. Grilling with high heat can turn protein in red and white meat, and fish into harmful chemicals called heterocyclic […]

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The Complete Guide to Eating After Whipple Surgery

A Whipple surgery (pancreatoduodenectomy) is usually performed on pancreatic cancer patients to remove tumors at the head of the pancreas. Whipple surgery effectively reorganizes the body’s digestive system as aside cutting away parts of the pancreas, it removes the bile duct, and in some cases, portions of the digestive system like the small intestine and […]

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Bulletproof Coffee

With the high-fat movement that’s become more popular in the last couple of years, one drink, which is constantly mentioned, is bulletproof coffee. It was created by Dave Aspery, who discovered the idea of putting butter in coffee while on holiday in Tibet, where yak butter is commonly put in tea. Asbury found that the […]

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food safety- cook for your life- anti cancer recipes

Food Safety: Healthy Handling Tips

Every year millions of people fall ill due to contaminated food. For those of us going through cancer treatment food safety is especially important. We are the final step in food safety. From shopping to storing, the more you know the safer you can be. Here are some of our best practices food safety tips […]

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neutropenic diet- cook for your life

Is There Evidence to Support a Neutropenic Diet?

The neutropenic diet has been a mainstay in cancer treatment for years. Patients with neutropenia have low levels of a type of white blood cell called neutrophils, which act as the first-line defense against infection. Many patients receiving chemotherapy or radiation therapy often suffer from neutropenia as a side effect of their treatment, meaning they […]

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    parsnips-cook for your life- anti cancer recipes

    Parsnips

    Peerless Parsnips By Chelsea Fisher Parsnips often play second fiddle to other root vegetables, but they deserve a starring role in your vegetable line up. They contain ample folate, which the American Cancer Society reports can reduce the risk of colorectal cancer and possibly other cancers, as well. Parsnips’ high fiber content is equally beneficial […]

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    beets - cook for your life

    Beets

    Just Beet It By Chelsea Fisher This red-purple humble root contains more natural sugar than sweet corn. During the Great Depression, when cane sugar was widely rationed, bakers used boiled beets as a cake sweetener. Red velvet, anyone? Despite their sugary content, these red roots “beet” the nutritional pants off refined sugars when it comes […]

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    Lettuce

    What a Wonderful Leaf By Chelsea Fisher Lettuce is such a kitchen year-round staple that too little attention may be paid to when it’s in season. Leafy vegetables can become bitter in harsh, mid-summer heat, so lettuce is at its best in the cooler temperatures of spring and autumn. Among the more than 100 different […]

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    garlic - cook for your life

    Garlic

    It may need to be paired with a package of breath mints, but garlic has long been a culinary and medicinal mainstay. The fragrant bulb can claim a host of historical uses, such as treatment of infections and headaches, and more recently, to potentially lower blood pressure and “bad” cholesterol. Sulfur, the antioxidant responsible for […]

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    radish - cook for your life

    Radish

    The Ravishing, Recuperative Radish By Chelsea Fisher Crunchy radishes are part of the widely acclaimed cancer fighting cruciferous family. Packed with phytochemicals such as anthocyanins, these venerable favorites are more than just tasty; they may aid in preventing or slowing the growth of cancer cells, and, as luck would have it, there’s a fresh radish […]

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