Cancer Bites Diet Blog

If you are looking to cut through the internet static and hype then Jean LaMantia’s Cancer Bites Diet Blog is for you.

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Check out my most popular Cancer Bites Diet Blog posts:

  1. Special Diet for Triple Negative Breast Cancer
  2. Lymphedema Diet
  3. Anti-Inflammatory Diet
  4. Cancer Risk Reduction Guide

Check out my 3 favourite Recipes that I make all the time:

  1. Chocolate Chip Flax Cookies
  2. Broccoli Slaw with Cranberries and Pistachios
  3. Stuff Butterrnut Squash with Pears, Pecans and Cranberries

Are Mushrooms a Vegetable?…and Other Facts About Mushrooms

Are Mushrooms a Vegetable?…and Other Facts About Mushrooms

Mushrooms are technically, neither plant nor animal, but an edible fungus, specifically a macro-fungi with fruiting bodies that are grown either spontaneously or they are cultured. They belong to the botanical classes Ascomycetes and Basidocycetes. While they may be considered a vegetable by a chef, they would not be by a botanist.

In this blog post, I’ll provide some important mushroom facts and share some of the research around mushrooms and why I think they should be part of healthy eating plan and especially if you are focused on a cancer risk reduction eating plan.

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Anti Inflammatory Teas

Anti Inflammatory Teas

Following an anti inflammatory diet can help you to reduce oxidative stress and free radicals which can help to reduce chronic inflammation. To add to the anti inflammatory strength of your diet, you can include anti inflammatory tea that help to further lower your levels of inflammation.

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Juicing for Cancer

Juicing for Cancer

Eating more fruit and vegetables is linked to lowered risk factors for many chronic diseases. This includes cardiovascular disease, a variety of different cancers and overall age degeneration. 

Many active nutrients are found in pure fruit juice made without any added sweeteners. A lot of these nutrients have been studied in the prevention of cancer. They include antioxidants, soluble fibre (if the pulp is present) and phytochemicals; the exact ones are dependent on which fruits and vegetables are used.

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Herbs for Lymphedema

Herbs for Lymphedema

Just google "herbs for lymphedema” and you will be taken to all kinds of websites eager to take your money in exchange for some herbal products. I’m sure you would gladly pay if the herbal medicine will help you improve your lymphedema. But do they work?

I’ve once again put my researching skills to the task to reveal which herbs for lymphedema have actually been studied and what the results were.

I’m doing this to help you decide if a herb for lymphedema is right for you. But, this blog does not substitute for medical advice and you should consult your medical care team before taking herbal products.

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Medicines and Selenium Supplements for Lymphedema

Medicines and Selenium Supplements for Lymphedema

This blog will focus on prescription medicine and selenium supplements for lymphedema. I do have another blog on Herbs for Lymphedema. But before you jump to that, be sure to read this information about selenium as it has more research and more promising results than herbal products for lymphedema.

I’m doing this to help you decide if a medication or selenium supplement for lymphedema is right for you. But, this blog does not substitute for medical advice and you should consult your medical care team before taking any supplements.

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17 Chemo Care Package Ideas 

17 Chemo Care Package Ideas 

For cancer patients, undergoing chemotherapy can be a difficult time—physically and mentally. To show love and support to loved ones going through treatment, creating a chemo care package can do just the trick.

It’s a thoughtful way to show you care while also providing comforting snacks, activities or other necessities needed to help them through their chemo journey.

If you’re looking to build the perfect chemo care package for a friend or loved one going through chemo, here are some great gift ideas you can choose from that are sure to make an impact:

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Good Food Good Mood

Good Food Good Mood

Nutrition is a big factor in good health, but does it affect your moods? It’s widely believed that the quality of your diet may help protect you from mood disorders, in other words good food = good mood!

If you can’t figure out why you’re feeling down or have no energy, understanding the role nutrition plays in your moods is a good place to start.

Look at what you’re eating and at what’s missing from your diet.
Are you stuck in the highs and lows of a daily sugar habit?
Are you low on the “antidepressant” foods or nutrients that lower the risk of depression?
In this article you’ll learn how food affects mood, which nutrients and foods play a role in preventing and promoting treatment of depressive disorders, cravings and mood, and how to find the best good mood foods for you.

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Wheatgrass Juicing and Cancer

Wheatgrass Juicing and Cancer

In this blog I will review the human research with wheatgrass juicing and fermented wheat germ and cancer. What is Wheatgrass?
Wheatgrass is the young grass of the common wheat plant Triticum aestivum. It is most known for its high level of chlorophyll (70% of the solid content) but is also contains flavonoids, vitamins A, C and E, minerals, amino acids and enzymes.

The plants have a peak in nutritional quality when they are 15-20 cm tall. When you harvest these plants and put them through an extractor, that separates the pulp from the juice the resulting juice is a dark green, grassy-tasing beverage.

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