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Can You Train Your Brain to Enjoy Healthy Food?

Many people have great intentions when it comes to eating healthy, but struggle to follow through. When we think of healthy eating, we often think about someone pushing a lettuce leaf around a plate-hardly appetizing! Many studies have shown that taste frequently the number one thing we consider when choosing what food to eat. We […]

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Can You Train Your Brain to Enjoy Healthy Food?

Many people have great intentions when it comes to eating healthy, but struggle to follow through. When we think of healthy eating, we often think about someone pushing a lettuce leaf around a plate-hardly appetizing! Many studies have shown that taste frequently the number one thing we consider when choosing what food to eat. We […]

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Hans Rueffert – Part 3 – Kids in the Kitchen

Chef Hans Rueffert’s stage 3 gastric cancer led to him losing his entire stomach, and changing the way he eats forever, an irony not lost on him considering his career. Here, Hans discusses the lessons he learned about food since having his surgery, and the message he passes on to his kids.  I believe in having children […]

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The Complete Guide to Eating After Whipple Surgery

A Whipple surgery (pancreatoduodenectomy) is usually performed on pancreatic cancer patients to remove tumors at the head of the pancreas. Whipple surgery effectively reorganizes the body’s digestive system as aside cutting away parts of the pancreas, it removes the bile duct, and in some cases, portions of the digestive system like the small intestine and […]

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Accessing Medical Nutrition Therapy

By Esther Trepal RD. MS. CDN Having access to Medical Nutrition Therapy can be key. When Bob (not his real name), a 50-year-old man, was undergoing chemotherapy for bladder cancer at the New York Presbyterian Herbert Irving Cancer Center in New York City, he found that when he ate, he filled up so quickly that […]

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A Matcha Made in Heaven

By Miriam Ambrosino With the autumn weather slowly but surely approaching, it’s time to start thinking about warm drinks with which to arm yourself against the cold. For some, this time of year brings a season of pumpkin spice lattes and creamy hot chocolate. But there’s another drink that could offer you more than just […]

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    Sweet Potatoes

    Sweet Potatoes: How Sweet They Are By Alysia Santo Not all potatoes are created equal. Pound for pound, sweet potatoes, the orange tubers native to South America, nutritionally beat their white counterparts on a number of levels. Among other advantages, they contain lower levels of the simple carbs that can spike blood sugar. Replacing conventional […]

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    Brussels Sprouts

    Super Sprouts By Chelsea Fisher Brussels sprouts may be the bane of many a child’s dining experience, but like their fellow cabbage-family members, these plants provide a plethora of nutrients. The leafy, green buds  provide riboflavin, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, and lots of fiber, important to keep the body as robust as possible during chemotherapy. Ann’s […]

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    Pears

    Sweet September Pears By Fiona Breslin September is this yummy fruit’s harvesting season, when pears are picked or fall to the ground to ripen, but they are good through autumn and some varieties even through winter. Historically were recommended in Chinese medicine as they were thought to help cool the body. While that may not have been proven by science, […]

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    Celery Root

    The Forgotten Root By Chelsea Fisher Celery root, also known as celeriac, turnip-rooted celery, and knob celery is, as its name implies, the root of the celery plant.  Its insides are smooth, white and tangy tasting, nothing like what its gnarly outside would lead one to believe. Celeriac is less starchy than most root vegetables, […]

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    Cabbage

    Underrated Alert: Cabbage By Chelsea Fisher Cabbage has long been recognized for its many medicinal properties, including anti-inflammatory and soothing agents largely accredited to its glutamine content– an essential amino acid. Cabbage leaves are still used regularly as wraps for infected and inflamed skin and wounds.   The American Institute of Cancer Research notes that […]

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