Nutrition

April 3, 2018

Healthy Grocery Shopping Strategies, Department by Department

Cancer patients have plenty to think about when they leave the hospital, like when to take their medications, how to care for surgical wounds, when to return for follow-up appointments and how to manage side effects like fatigue and pain. Stocking up at the grocery store is probably the last thing on their mind, and […]

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March 13, 2018

Foods and Drinks Linked to Cancer

It’s hard to miss the barrage of headlines warning about cancer’s link to, well, just about everything, or so it seems. “THIS IS THE BIGGEST CANCER-CAUSING FOOD, AFTER READING THIS YOU WILL NEVER EAT IT ANYMORE,” screams one headline—in all-caps to boot. “Popular foods that could cause cancer,” warns another. “Top 11 cancer-causing foods to […]

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January 10, 2018

16 Superfoods to Supercharge Your New Year

After a holiday season filled with delicious treats and rich meals, you may feel like it’s time to make more health-conscious nutrition decisions. You’re not alone. Getting healthy is the most popular New Year’s resolution for Americans. After a cancer diagnosis, eating healthier may feel even more important to you, but even with extra motivation, […]

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December 10, 2017

Healing from the Inside Out

Before being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2012, Derek Mann says he didn’t really pay much attention to what he ate. After rapidly losing nearly 50 pounds due to a blocked bile duct that hindered digestion, however, as Mann began undergoing treatment, nutrition became a focal point. In addition to chemotherapy, Mann’s treatment included robotic […]

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December 10, 2017

Why Experts are Worried about Alcohol and Cancer

Conflicting findings on the effects of alcohol may have you scratching your head. On the one hand, research suggests that low to moderate drinking may lower the risk of heart disease in some people. On the other hand, there is evidence that drinking even small amounts of alcohol is associated with an increased risk of liver disease, memory loss, […]

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November 12, 2017

How Nutrition Supports Your Immune System

Cancer patients often take a hit to the immune system, typically because treatments used to fight the disease may deplete the white blood cells that help ward off infection, impairing the body’s ability to protect itself. Some patients believe that changing their diet—say, by swapping out their daily bag of chips for an apple—will strengthen […]

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October 7, 2017

Why Malnutrition Is So Serious

For many cancer patients, malnutrition is the guest they didn’t expect, or want. It may show up shortly after you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, if nausea or vomiting prevents you from eating well, or if the disease disrupts how you digest or metabolize food. Or it may creep in during treatment. It may affect you […]

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July 7, 2017

Combating Weight Gain After Treatment

After you complete cancer treatment, you may be surprised to find that the numbers are creeping up on the scale. It happens perhaps more than you think. All too often after treatment, cancer patients slip back into unhealthy habits, especially when it comes to eating. “When patients are diagnosed, they’re suddenly hyper-aware of what they’re […]

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June 11, 2017

Top 3 Supplements for Overall Better Health

The majority of Americans (nearly 70 percent) take dietary supplements, according to the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN). Most of them anticipate their supplement use increasing in the next five years, but with the abundance of supplements on the market, how do you know which options are right for you? The truth is, there’s no […]

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June 11, 2017

How a Trip to the Farmers’ Market is Good for Your Health

There’s nothing quite like the taste of fruits and vegetables picked right from the farm, and luckily, most cities around the United States feature vibrant farmers’ markets so that the average American can access these vibrant flavors. If you’re not a regular at your farmers’ market, you may be missing out on the numerous benefits […]

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