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How to Stop 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 manage acute, delayed, and late-occurring side effects of cancer and/or cancer treatment.” This is important, as it must be recognized that nutrition will support you through cancer […]

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malnutrition

How to Stop 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 manage acute, delayed, and late-occurring side effects of cancer and/or cancer treatment.” This is important, as it must be recognized that nutrition will support you through cancer […]

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low iodine diet

How to Enjoy a Low Iodine Diet- Recipes and Tips

September is Thyroid Cancer awareness month, and our thoughts are focused on that butterfly-shaped organ that plays a role in so many of our bodies’ processes. Thyroid cancer is often treated with radioactive iodine treatment. To make treatment more effective, thyroid cancer experts may recommend that patients follow a low-iodine diet for one to two […]

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cholesterol

Cholesterol 101: What You Need To Know

September is National Cholesterol Education Month. It’s used to remind Americans to have their cholesterol checked, so that they can take steps to better their health if needed. The American Heart Association advise that everyone over the age of 20 should be having their cholesterol and other risk factors checked every 5 years. Why is cholesterol […]

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vinegar

All You Need To Know About Vinegar

Vinegar is one of the great kitchen basics. It’s also one of the oldest. Archaeologists have found traces of it in Egyptian urns over 5000 years old. Vinegar is produced when alcoholic beverages like wines and ciders come into contact with air, which ferments their alcohol into acetic acid to become vinegar. Vinegar is a […]

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How Your Environment Affects Your Health

As you go through your pantry, do you reach for a hearty snack or a quick sugary fix? If it’s the latter, there may be some simple changes that can help you create a more wholesome environment.   When it comes to changing habits, the most important thing is to make it as simple as […]

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    milk - vitamin D

    Milk

    Gene Tunney, the heavyweight champion who beat Jack Dempsey for the title in the 1920s, had a simple credo: Drink two quarts of milk a day and think of nothing but boxing. His belief in the health benefits of milk reflected a national allegiance to what could have been called “the great white hope.” In […]

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    potatoes-cook for your life- anti cancer recipes

    Potatoes

    This Spud’s For You By Chelsea Fisher As deep-fried snacking chips and fries, potatoes are omnipresent, and in terms of health, ominous. But used well, the lowly spud can be an essential part of a healthy regimen for cancer patients as well as the whole family. High in vitamin C and B vitamins, potatoes in […]

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    honey - cook for your life

    Honey

    Oh, Honey By Fiona Breslin As evidenced by its presence in products as diverse as pastries, soaps, and lotions, something about honey just says sweet and smooth. In the kitchen, it’s commonly used as a spread on toast or bread, or an alternative to sugar when cooking, baking, and sweetening coffee or tea. It’s perfect […]

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    mushrooms - cook for your life

    Mushrooms

    Make Room for Mushrooms By Chelsea Fisher Mushrooms have long been essential and delicious ingredients in Mediterranean kitchens, but a wide variety of fungi have been used for centuries in Chinese medicine to promote well-being and long life.  Their immune boosting capabilities are becoming well known in Western kitchens, and they are currently being studied […]

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    peas - cook for your life

    Peas

    Peas Be With Us By Chelsea Fisher Packages of frozen garden peas are sometimes used to cool aching muscles, and even to soothe black eyes (though this is not the origin of black-eyed peas). But for anyone dealing with cancer, or cooking for someone who is, peas – fresh or frozen — are definitely for […]

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