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Soy Foods and Cancer Risk
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Soy Foods and Cancer Risk

Throughout this Nutrients for Immune Function blog series, my goal has been to inform you about nutrition choices you can make to thrive after cancer. For me, nutrition to thrive after cancer means foods that contain nutrients that can help to boost the immune system or foods that contain nutrients that can attack cancer cells....

The Link Between Mushrooms and Immune Function
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The Link Between Mushrooms and Immune Function

This blog is sixth in my Nutrients for Immune Function Series on nutrition and its impact on immune function. If you missed the previous entries in this series, I would make sure you check them out! Part 1: “What Foods Boost My Immune System?” Part 2: “Vitamin E and Your Immune System” Part 3: “Do...

Probiotics and Prebiotics
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Probiotics and Prebiotics

This blog is the fifth in my Nutrients for Immune Function Series on nutrition and its impact on immune function. If you missed the previous entries in this series, I would make sure you check them out! Part 1: “What Foods Boost My Immune System?” Part 2: “Vitamin E and Your Immune System” Part 3:...

How to Find Support When You are Diagnosed with Cancer
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How to Find Support When You are Diagnosed with Cancer

Recently, I have done quite a bit of research and study on the topic of social support. The bottom line is that social support provides direct benefits for cancer patients and survivors—it is an important part of becoming a cancer thriver! But many of you may be feeling frustrated, scared and lonely—what do you do...

Podcasts for Cancer Thrivers
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Podcasts for Cancer Thrivers

I am really getting 21st century now. First I did book reviews, then movie reviews and now…wait for it….podcast reviews. I feel so hip! I am only two and a half years into my smart phone, but wow! Along with all the other gadgetry that comes with a smart phone, I have downloaded an app...

Movie Review – The Connection
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Movie Review – The Connection

I watched The Connection as part of a promotion from FMTV (Food Matters TV) , which is a service like Netflix, but it features food, nutrition and health films, many of which are documentaries. The Connection is a film directed by Australian journalist Shannon Harvey who was diagnosed with a career-altering autoimmune disease. Check out...

The Quality of Your Social Support Matters Too
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The Quality of Your Social Support Matters Too

Recently I came across an article entitled “Quality Personal Relationships Boost Survival in Women Diagnosed With Early-Stage Breast Cancer” on BreastCancer.org. The article talks about a new study that looked at social support networks of women diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer. The results of the study show us that it is not just the size...