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Immune Health Basics
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Immune Health Basics

Learn all about the nutrients that help to keep your immune system strong including vitamins A, D, E, B6 and B12 and more. Also, learn what foods contain these important immune supportive nutrients.

High Oleic Oil and Other Important Considerations When Choosing a Vegetable Oil
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High Oleic Oil and Other Important Considerations When Choosing a Vegetable Oil

What is the Best Cooking Oil? This is a question that I am asked all the time. If you had asked me this question a few years ago my answer would have been different. But, now with more research on high oleic oils, I am excited to share with you my current recommendations for what type of cooking oil you should use.

As well as covering the evidence for high oleic oils, I also want to discuss with you other oil attributes, and my opinion on whether they matter or not. I will share some label reading examples too, so you know what to look for when shopping.

Anti-Inflammatory Diet PDF
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Anti-Inflammatory Diet PDF

The anti-inflammatory diet continues to show that it is a valuable tool in the fight against dangerous and disease-causing inflammation. Using the guidance in this blog post will help you to reduce your levels of chronic inflammation. Also included is a printable Anti-Inflammatory Diet PDF to keep a summary of this article.

Lymphedema Diet
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Lymphedema Diet

Before I can talk about the lymphedema diet, or as it’s spelled in the U.K. lymphoedema diet…I want to begin with a quick background. What is lymphedema? Lymphedema is a troubling condition of chronic swelling that can either be primary or secondary. In the case of primary lymphedema it can affect babies, children and adults....

10 Tips for a Healthy Lifestyle
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10 Tips for a Healthy Lifestyle

Why talk about 10 tips for a healthy lifestyle? Several times a year, we are inclined to push the reset button and begin anew. It might be a new year, your birthday, the anniversary of a significant date (like the date or your diagnosis or the day you finished your treatment), or the start of a new school year.  I love the feeling of reflecting on the past year – with a focus on my accomplishments and looking ahead to the next year with a renewed sense of purpose and taking some time to set goals for a healthy lifestyle for myself.

Chaga Mushrooms and Cancer
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Chaga Mushrooms and Cancer

I enjoy working with my clients, most of whom are cancer patients and survivors and they ask great questions! I was asked by one of my clients if she should be drinking chaga tea. I’ll admit, I don’t know everything about everything, but I was happy to research this for her, and I figured that...

Foods that Prevent Cancer
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Foods that Prevent Cancer

The World Cancer Research Fund along with its partners the American Institute for Cancer Research have published their updated guidelines regarding the links between food, nutrition, physical activity and cancer. This latest publication, published in 2018 is the 3rd comprehensive report. The last one was published in 2007.