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Safe Grilling Tips for Cancer Patients

Safe Grilling Tips for Cancer Patients

Grilling and summer go hand in hand. And while there are so many delicious things we can make, it’s also important to know how to grill foods safely so they are not harmful to our health. Grilling with high heat can turn protein in red and white meat, and fish into harmful chemicals called heterocyclic […]

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Reducing Food Waste

We wouldn’t throw cash out in the trash, yet many of us spend dollars every week on food which ends up in the trash uneaten. It is estimated that between 30-40% of the American food supply is wasted, worth $161 billion dollars. For an American family of four, the average value of discarded food is nearly $1,600 […]

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Sustainable Eating

Sustainable eating simply means that you are consuming food in a way that is beneficial for the environment, animals, humans, and the community. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) reports that over 99% of farm animals are raised in factory farms, aka CAFOs (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations). Typically, large amounts […]

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Indian Cuisine and it’s Health Benefits

Diwali, the festival of lights, is celebrated later this month by Hindus around the world. The festival spans across 5 days and symbolizes the triumph of good over evil. It includes celebrations with Hindu rituals, fireworks and –of course- foods shared at festivities among loved ones. This is particularly a holiday in India, home to 95% […]

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Is it Safe to Breastfeed on Chemotherapy?

By Alyssa Adler August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month, a time that is dedicated to building support and creating awareness of the benefits of breastfeeding. But expectant mothers undergoing cancer treatment have to weigh those benefits against the risk of hurting their newborn baby. Although breast cancer is not as common for pregnant women, breast cancer rates […]

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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 cancer has been ongoing for some years. But recently published studies hopefully have resolved this issue. Early investigations targeted soy as a possible risk factor because […]

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    lemons & limes- cook for your life-anti cancer recipes

    Lemons & Limes

    The Antioxidant Avengers By Chelsea Fisher Those tart teammates, lemons and limes, are born winners. They’re also surprisingly versatile, adding to and enhancing the flavors of just about any food while offering powerful antioxidants. The two citrus fruits even have antimicrobial properties. Both lemons and limes contain limonin, a disease-fighting compound. According to a study […]

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    Peppers

    Power Peppers By Chelsea Fisher Your eyes may tear up after eating a jalapeño, but the health benefits of peppers — in varieties ranging from the sweet to the searing — are nothing to cry about. According to the cancer journal Oncogene, studies have found that capsaicin, the ingredient that gives hot peppers their kick, […]

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    cayenne pepper - cook for your life

    Cayenne

    Hot! Hot! Hot! By Russ Israel 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 known for its flavor.  Native Americans have been using the spice in food and medicine for 9,000 years.  Many ancient cultures […]

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    Microwaved Strawberry Rhubarb Compote - Cook For Your Life- anti-cancer recipes

    Rhubarb

    Stalk of the Town By Chelsea Fisher Because it rarely makes appearances outside a crust, rhubarb is sometimes referred to as the pie plant. The bright red stalks are easy to find now in markets in spring and summer, but rhubarb used to be so sought after in medieval Europe that it was more expensive […]

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    Steamed Artichokes - Cook For Your Life- anti-cancer recipes

    Artichokes

    The Art of the Artichoke By Chelsea Fisher The artichoke may hold the crown for MIV — most intimidating vegetable—with all its prickly, user-unfriendly construction. But really the artichoke is just the edible flower bud of a spectacular giant thistle.  Underneath their forbidding exterior, artichokes hold a treasure of nutrients. According to the American Institute […]

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