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National Walk to Work Day
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National Walk to Work Day

There are many benefits to a regular walking routine…let me count the ways: Reduced risk of cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes Weight loss Reduced depression Stress relief Reduced osteoporosis risk Getting 30 minutes of moderate exercise everyday protects against cancer.  This happens in a couple of ways. One of these is that...

Popular Nutrition Questions from Cancer Patients
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Popular Nutrition Questions from Cancer Patients

I was recently invited to present at Odette Cancer Centre at Sunnybrook Hospital. The topic was The Most Popular Patient Questions About Nutrition and The Answers You Need To Know to Keep You Informed and On Track. You can watch the full recording of the presentation here. A few tips for viewing, it doesn’t work very...

Does Cooking Reduce Nutrients?
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Does Cooking Reduce Nutrients?

I attended the AICR (American Institute for Cancer Research) conference in Maryland.  I plan to write a report about each of the sessions that I attended. This session was called “Can Food Processing Enhance Cancer Protection?” The topic itself might surprise you, as we tend to think when we process food that we are depleting...

Cancer, Genes and Nutrition
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Cancer, Genes and Nutrition

This is the third in a series of blog posts that report on sessions that I attended at the Food & Nutrition Conference (FNCE) in Houston, Texas. This session was called: Nutrition and Cancer: From Genotype to Phenotype This talk was presented by: Steven Clinton, MD, PhD, Professor, Division of Medical Oncology, College of Medicine and...

Not All Research is Equal
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Not All Research is Equal

As I wrote about in a previous blog, I attended the Food and Nutrition Conference in Houston recently. I am writing a blog post about each of the sessions that I attended so that you can benefit from this new information as well. This bog post is written about a session called: Deconstructing Studies: How to...

Should I Detox?
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Should I Detox?

As I mentioned in a previous blog post, I attended the Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE) in Houston, Texas hosted by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This is my report on a session that I attended called Nutritional Approached to Detoxification: Separating Fact from Fiction The Presenters were: Gerard Mullin, MD Associate Professor...

Roasted Fall Vegetable Medley
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Roasted Fall Vegetable Medley

Ingredients: 3-4 Carrots 3-4 Parsnips 1 Sweet potato 2 Sweet onions 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar 1/4 tsp Rosemary 1/4 tsp Thyme You can use any combination of fall vegetables. Others that work well with this recipe include leeks, squash and beets. Method: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Peel...

Latest Antioxidant News
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Latest Antioxidant News

I recently attended the Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE) in Houston, Texas. This is a 4 day conference and expo hosted by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This is the worlds largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. During the event I attended several educational sessions and I am happy to report...

“Do You Believe in Magic” Book Review
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“Do You Believe in Magic” Book Review

When it comes to the continuum of books that are either pro or anti alternative medicine, this one is definitely anti-alternative medicine. If you want to do only mainstream treatment for your cancer and feel good about it, then this book is for you.

Should I Avoid Wheat?
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Should I Avoid Wheat?

I love listening to talk radio, and my ears perked up recently when I heard the CBC radio show ‘Q’ hosted by Jian Ghomeshi when the topic was: The Great Wheat Debate: Are Wheat Free Diets Beneficial or Just Another Fad Diet? I have summarized the debate for my readers and added my ‘two cents’ at...