Nutrition

July 29, 2014

Take Comfort

What’s your go-to feel-good food? What do you reach for when you’re looking for that meal that will not only fill your belly but also soothe your soul? Maybe it’s a dish that reminds you of home or of a favorite vacation; maybe it’s a family recipe or a restaurant’s signature dish. Unfortunately, while comfort […]

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May 1, 2014

What is the real scoop on organics?

Discussions around the value of eating organic foods raise questions among consumers about the health benefits of choosing organics. Should we be buying all organic fruits and veggies? What about meat and other foods? According to the National Organic Program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), organic food is produced by farmers who emphasize […]

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May 1, 2014

What should I know about GMOs?

A genetically modified organism, or GMO, is a plant or animal that has been genetically altered by scientists to improve its ability to grow in innovative environments, resist pests, tolerate extreme weather conditions, produce more food (like milk in cows) or show other desired traits. In other words, a GMO is a new version of […]

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May 1, 2014

Plant-based Diets

In case there was any doubt, your mother was right: all those fruits and veggies are definitely good for you! The Adventist Health Study-2¹ supports the idea that plant- based diets rich in fruits, vegetables, legumes, grains and nuts  and  seeds can  help  cancer  patients  and survivors lead healthier lifestyles. The study, conducted by researchers […]

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February 28, 2014

Mighty Meals

Good nutrition and weight loss prevention are essential when undergoing treatments for cancer. Losing too much weight or losing weight too quickly is a sign that the body is not receiving the calories and protein it requires. This can cause the body to draw upon its stores of fat and protein (muscle), which can lead […]

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February 28, 2014

Three Steps to Good Nutrition

If you are looking ahead toward cancer treatment, either as a patient or as a caregiver, you may be worried about the side effects of treatment. Nutrition can play a significant role in helping to manage side effects and to boost immunity. While your care team will provide you with valuable information about what to […]

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November 15, 2013

As Easy as 1-2-3: Nutrition Basics for Cancer Patients

Everyone can benefit from learning about nutrition, but focusing on food that fuels the body can be especially beneficial to cancer patients.  Crystal Langlois, RD, CSO, LD, Clinical Oncology Dietitian at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® in Newnan, Georgia, says that “good nutrition and prevention of weight loss is critical for patients undergoing treatment.” Adequate […]

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November 15, 2013

Spice it Up

Cancer and its treatment can sometimes interfere with the ability to taste food properly. Both chemotherapy and radiation may cause damage to sensory receptors in the tongue causing taste changes or even complete loss of taste. These changes can cause foods to taste bitter, bland or metallic; sometimes, tastes like sweet or salty may be […]

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November 15, 2013

Coffee: Good or Bad?

In recent years results from a number of studies have been released describing the health benefits of coffee. Researchers have reported that coffee consumption can be linked to a lower risk for several types of cancer, including some oral cancers¹, skin cancer (basal cell carcinoma)² and prostate cancer³. In addition, in 2012 a National Institutes […]

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August 20, 2013

7 Tips for Incorporating Plants into Your Diet

The American Institute of Cancer Research recommends a plant-based diet as a way to incorporate more cancer-fighting foods into your diet. Plant foods include fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts seeds, and whole grains such as brown rice, whole wheat pasta, and whole grain breads. Foods in these categories provide a high amount of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants […]

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