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Enticing Young Eaters to Eat Fruits & Vegetables

Good nutrition is essential for a young child’s optimal growth and development. Specifically, maintaining a diet that’s rich in fruit and vegetables and establishing healthy eating habits earlier in life can decrease your child’s...

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How to Lower Your Risk for Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal or colon cancer accounts for one-third of all cancer-related deaths in the United States, affecting men and women of all racial and ethnic groups, especially in people over 50. But more recently, there's...


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Maintaining a Healthy Weight for Cancer Prevention

Many studies show convincing evidence that there is a strong link between excess body fat and cancer risk. The mechanism of how excess body fat increases cancer is...


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How to Eat an Anti-Inflammatory, Immune-Boosting Diet

It’s no mystery that there are many foods with proven benefits for your immune system. When you consume these foods, it helps support our body’s acute inflammatory response (the...


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What Are Antioxidants?

Terms like antioxidants and free radicals tend to be thrown around a lot, especially in the cancer area, where these compounds are supposed to help prevent or fight...


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The Facts about Fiber

Fiber is a type of carbohydrate and should be one of your favorite parts of a cancer-protective diet. There are two types, soluble fiber and insoluble fiber, and...


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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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What Can I Eat on a Bland Diet?

My doctor told me to go on a bland diet after surgery. What can I actually eat?  When prescribed a bland diet, people often feel doomed to culinary purgatory. ...


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Cooking Through Chemotherapy

When I was going through cancer treatment, I experienced bone wrenching fatigue. A pal of mine who knows I love to cook gave me a cookbook featuring recipes...


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Top 3 Questions I’m Asked As An Oncology RD

Alexandra Rothwell is a registered dietitian, with a specialization in oncology nutrition. Currently in private practice in the Bay Area, while she was in New York Alexandra worked...


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Managing Weight Loss During Cancer Treatment

According to the National Cancer Institute, the goal of nutrition in cancer treatment is “to address current cancer- and treatment-related issues, minimize treatment-related side effects, and anticipate and...


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Food Sources of Probiotics

Probiotics are healthy bacteria found in foods that help increase the diversity in bacteria species within the gut. Probiotic bacteria can be found in fermented foods. Foods containing probiotics...


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Ask Esther: Lowering Cholesterol

Lifestyle changes are a terrific way to address high cholesterol. As a registered dietitian-nutritionist, I’ll walk you through some things you can do. But keep in mind that...