Nutrition

September 10, 2018

Should I Eat That? Food Safety Tips for During Treatment

Eating food contaminated with harmful bacteria, parasites or viruses can cause serious illness even in those who are healthy, but for people with cancer the importance of avoiding foodborne illness is magnified. “Patients living with cancer, especially those who are getting treatments such as radiation, chemotherapy, and stem cell therapy, can be susceptible to foodborne […]

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August 12, 2018

The Truth About Health Foods

Whether you’re healthy or fighting a disease like cancer, making nutritious decisions can certainly impact your overall health and well-being. There’s a lot of information and research online about health foods and living a healthy and active lifestyle. It can be challenging to sift through the mountains of data to determine what is fact versus […]

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August 10, 2018

Vitamin D: An Important But Elusive Nutrient

The summer months typically bring plenty of sunshine and, with it, plenty of opportunities for the body to absorb vitamin D. At least that’s what many people believe. In reality, it’s hard for most people to get an adequate amount of vitamin D each day, which is important because the body needs the nutrient to […]

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July 6, 2018

5 Ways to Balance Food with Fun This Summer

One of the joys of summer is spending time in great weather with friends and fantastic food. However, keeping a balanced diet can be tough. After all, summer is filled with late nights full of feasting on delicious barbeque, cold beer, sweet ice cream and more. When fun takes priority, as it often does in […]

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June 6, 2018

Eat This, Not That: Cancer Type Edition

Doctors often recommend specific diets for patients, depending on their medical condition—more fiber and less red meat for those with heart disease, low-sugar foods for diabetics and a gluten-free diet for celiac disease sufferers, for example. But did you know that the same may be true for certain cancer patients? While a healthy diet looks […]

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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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