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From tips for cooking through chemotherapy to busting healthy food myths to easy, pantry-friendly meal ideas — our team of experts covers it here.
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Healthy Habits

Food Break Ups & How I Learned to Manage Chemo Side Effects

It was a nightly trip for me back in 2001. A few weeks into my treatments for stage III colon cancer, I could hardly keep anything down. Water...


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Cooking 101

A Quick Guide to Setting Up Your Pantry

If you’re just starting out on your cooking adventure, it can be daunting shopping for pantry basics. There are so many herbs, spices, and other grocery items, it...


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Healthy Habits

Your Allies in the Fight Against Breast Cancer

Major organizations from the World Health Organization to the American Cancer Society advocate a diet high in plant foods as a way to combat a whole range of...


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Cooking 101

Whole Wheat

We are continually told to pick whole-wheat products over their refined, white counterparts, but what does the term “whole-wheat” actually mean? The whole-wheat label denotes foods made with the...


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Cooking 101

Cabbage

Cabbage has long been recognized for its many medicinal properties, including anti-inflammatory and soothing agents largely accredited to its glutamine content, an essential amino acid. Cabbage leaves are...


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Global Ingredients

About Farro

Farro, the ancient strain of wheat, was one of the first crops domesticated in Egypt. It has only become popular in recent years because it is one of the...


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Cooking 101

Apples

By Chelsea Fisher Eating an apple a day won’t keep the doctor away, but it’s not a bad place to start. The combination of antioxidants and phytochemicals within apples—including quercetin, epicatechin,...


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Pairing Your Foods To Get More Nutrition

Did you know that pairing different foods together can help increase the amount of nutrition you get from foods? Here are simple ways of getting more of these...


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Cooking 101

Fish

Fish is undoubtedly one of our most nutritious, varied sources of protein, and it’s especially good for cancer survivors -- quick to cook, easy to digest, and full...


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Cooking 101

Canola Oil

Originally developed in Canada, canola oil is a  neutral-tasting vegetable oil made from the seeds of the rapeseed plant. This mustard relative yields an extract that’s excellent for...


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Cooking 101

Cheese

Experimenting with new cheeses can be a delightful way to add complex taste to different meals. Cheese is a simple, easy-to-fix snack if you are tired, and offers...


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Cooking 101

Chickpeas

One Cool Chickpea By Fiona Breslin Garbanzo beans, also called chickpeas, are a staple nearly the world over. They play a leading role in a host of delicious dishes —...