Nutrition

December 9, 2016

What’s the Scoop on Sweeteners?

Health-conscious people searching for a natural sweetener have probably come across agave nectar. In recent years, agave has been touted as a natural sugar substitute that can be added to beverages, baked goods and other foods in need of a sweet boost. However, contrary to popular belief, agave is not a natural sweetener. It is […]

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December 9, 2016

Taking GERD Out of Your Holidays

The holiday season, the time of year from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day can also be called the eating season. Although delicious, this time of year can be particularly difficult for digestion, especially if you experience reflux regularly. What causes reflux? Reflux occurs when the lower esophageal sphincter is weak or relaxes, allowing acid from […]

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November 13, 2016

7 Ways to Eat Healthy During Holiday Travel

Oh, the holidays. ’Tis the season for family get-togethers and all of your favorite foods. From Thanksgiving turkey and stuffing to homemade pumpkin pie and everything in between, food is at the center of many holiday traditions. Throw traveling into the mix and often the eating habits you’ve worked so hard to improve start to […]

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October 7, 2016

7 Food Supplements Cancer Patients Should Avoid

Natural supplements—the very words sound healthy. Many times, they are. Adding vitamins, minerals and other natural remedies to your daily regimen can boost some people’s immune system, energy level and overall health. But if you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, and especially if you are undergoing treatment, certain supplements may actually harm you. Some may even […]

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September 13, 2016

Add tomatoes to your diet to help prevent prostate cancer

Preventing prostate cancer could start with a simple tomato. Add to that some tomato juice, tomato sauce and baked beans and you’ll have a recipe for prevention, according to a study in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. Researchers found that eating at least 10 servings of fresh or cooked tomatoes per week reduces the risk […]

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August 4, 2016

Cheers

For patients undergoing physically and emotionally challenging cancer treatment, a cocktail may seem like something fun to look forward to at the end of a long day. Provided you only indulge in a single drink, for some, it can be, says Dr. Theodore Pollock, DO, FACOI, Director of Medical Oncology and Vice Chief of Staff […]

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July 13, 2016

Cancer Survivors: 4 Lifestyle Factors to Improve Your Health

There are more than 15.5 million cancer survivors in the United States, and the number is estimated to reach more than 20 million in the next decade. Many are long-term survivors who were initially diagnosed more than five years ago. These statistics show an encouraging trend, but with increased survival comes a new set of […]

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July 13, 2016

5 Tips for Healthy Grilling

Summertime brings out the master griller in many of us. But typical grilling fare like burgers and ribs are loaded with fat and calories. Processed meats like hot dogs and brats are also full of sodium, chemicals and fat. Sharon Day, a registered dietitian and chief of nutrition services, adds, “Grilling meats at high temperatures […]

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July 11, 2016

New Study: Growing Economy Linked to Rising Rates of Colorectal Cancer

There may be one drawback to living in an area with rapid economic development — an increased risk of colorectal cancer. The “western” lifestyle that often comes along with a growing economy — including increased consumption of fast food, less physical activity, increased consumption of alcohol and smoking — may increase colorectal cancer risk. The […]

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May 23, 2016

Tea Party

Some teas can help reduce various side effects from cancer treatment, says Jessica Moore, a naturopathic provider at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) in Tulsa, Oklahoma. “I’m a very strong proponent of using food as medicine,” Moore says. However, natural medicines are best used when recommended to you by an experienced provider. There is […]

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