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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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A Seed Guide for Cancer Patients

If you are contemplating a more plant-based or vegan diet, seeds provide numerous health benefits due to the abundance of nutrients packed inside them. Seeds are important because...

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Going Vegan-What You Need to Know

The vegan diet has many health benefits including lower rates of obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, type 2 diabetes, and certain types of cancer....

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Food Traditions- Lent & Easter

Lent is a season of reflection, lasting for the 40 days prior to Easter in the Christian calendar. During Lent, Christians aim to replicate Jesus’ sacrifice in the...

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Nutritional Yeast

If you’ve spent any time walking through a health food store, researching cheese substitutes for vegan diets, or reading health articles, you’ve likely come across nutritional yeast. This powerful...

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How to Cope With Taste Changes During Chemo

By Ann Ogden Gaffney Nearly everyone I meet who has been through or is going through cancer treatment, myself included, has had to deal with the rather sneaky side...

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While we will always encourage you to eat a rainbow-hued plate full of colorful fruits and vegetables for better health, cauliflower, with its creamy white florets, is also...

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Swiss chard works hard for recognition on the American dinner table. Cooks are often reluctant to tackle its huge green leaves and strong spine. But chard deserves a...

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Cayenne Pepper

Ever wonder what made that burrito you ordered taste so good – perfectly smoky and perfectly spicy?  Most likely, it was cayenne pepper.  But cayenne is not just...

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Ginger—that funny-looking brown root you find near the potatoes in the produce section–has not only a distinctive flavor but a long history of medicinal uses going back thousands...

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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...

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Indian Cuisine & Its Health Benefits

Diwali, the festival of lights, is celebrated every fall by Hindus around the world. The festival spans across five days and symbolizes the triumph of good over evil....

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Does the Alkaline Diet Reduce Cancer Risk?

The Alkaline Diet (also referred to as the Acid-Ash Diet) is often marketed to the public as a way to reduce the risk of developing cancer and as...