Food Myths

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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Does Sugar Feed Cancer?

The idea that sugar feeds cancer has been circulating in mainstream media for decades. Its origins go back to a paper published in the 1920s by Otto Warburg, a German chemist who, along with...

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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 cancer. Even on our site, we frequently...


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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...


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Fruits and Vegetables: To Peel or Not To Peel?

Fruits and vegetables are known for their phytonutrients, which have outstanding health benefits such as reducing risk factors for cancer and chronic diseases. These phytonutrients are mostly found...


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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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Whole30- Holy Grail or Wholly Pointless?

Whole30 is a dieting craze that holds a steady place in the interest of the public. It was created by Melissa Hartwig & Dallas Hartwig, who claim that...


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Alcohol & Cancer

According to the American Cancer Society, alcohol has been linked to several types of cancers of the mouth, throat (pharynx & larynx), esophagus, breast, liver, colon, and rectum. There...


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Processed Meat & Cancer Risk- What’s Safe to Eat?

Processed meat has become a clear focus when it comes to cancer prevention and diet, particularly when it comes to colorectal cancer, which is now on the rise among young...


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Red Meat: Does It Fit Into a Healthy Diet?

For decades in cancer research, scientists have studied the link between red meat consumption and cancer.  Study results have been mixed, but some convincing explanations of why red...


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Pumping Up Your Iron Intake Without Supplements

When it comes to health, balance is always key. One of the main reasons a balanced diet is so important is because food provides us with our main...


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Soy & Breast Cancer

Is it safe for me to eat soy? I am a breast cancer survivor and it seems like the information is so conflicting.  The controversy over soy and breast...


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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...


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Frozen Vegetables: Is Thawing Okay For Nutrient Retention?

Many people are concerned about getting the most nutrients from their food – and rightly so. Vegetables are chockful of nutrients so it’s important to get your daily...