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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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

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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