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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...

A New Cancer Risk Reduction Guide
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A New Cancer Risk Reduction Guide

When I finished my cancer treatment, I was full of anxiety. I thought that every time I got a headache or a twinge or uneasy feeling that my cancer had come back. I was jumpy and on edge. When I asked my doctor what I could do he said ‘just eat a healthy diet’ but that didn’t seem like enough. When I heard this, I pictured Canada’s Food Guide (nothing wrong with Canada’s Food Guide) but being a cancer survivor, I felt I needed something more specific to my needs.

Book Review – The Calories In Calories Out Cookbook
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Book Review – The Calories In Calories Out Cookbook

The Calories In Calories Out Cookbook…Plus, the Exercise it Takes to Burn Them Off is by Catherine Jones and Elaine Trujillo (The Experiment, 2014). Catherine Jones, the recipe developer on the project, said that the idea for the book came to her after a conversation with her brother who said: “All I want is a...

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...

Fighting Cancer with Citrus
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Fighting Cancer with Citrus

The citrus family has some popular members—orange, lemon, lime, clementines and grapefruit. It also has some members that are no less important but are certainly less popular. These include pomelo, tangelo, tangerine, mandarin, blood orange and bitter orange, plus a whole lot more. Citrus fruits are famous for their vitamin C content. This is impressive...

Boosting the Immune System to Fight Cancer
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Boosting the Immune System to Fight Cancer

While preparing an upcoming product I will be releasing, I have been diving in for a deep review of the immune system. I have been reading about the inflammatory response and how our immune system uses this as a way to heal and repair damaged tissue. Unfortunately, I got a first-hand review of this when my...

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...