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Wheatgrass Juicing and Cancer
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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.

ChronoDiet
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ChronoDiet

A chronodiet takes into account your body's natural rhythms to determine the optimal time to eat. It has been shown that erratic eating patterns can disrupt the coordination of the body's systems leading to chronic disease while a fasting and eating cycle that is matched to your body's internal clock can prevent or reverse chronic disease.

I will explore this topic as well as the relationship between shift work, jet leg and health including body weight and cancer.

Fasting Mimicking Diets
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Fasting Mimicking Diets

Fasting mimicking diets allow you to eat, but trick your body into thinking that it's fasting. They are low to moderate carbohydrate, low protein, moderate to high fat and limited calories. They are designed to allow you to consume some food, while still receiving the metabolic benefits of fasting.

When you fast, your body switches from using glucose and stored glycogen in the liver as the main source of fuel and uses fat, producing ketones as a bi-product. This is called metabolic switching or "the switch".

How To Starve Cancer
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How To Starve Cancer

Can you starve cancer? This blog post will review the evidence of short term fasting before chemotherapy and radiation treatment. You will be able to read about the results of several trials and can consider if this approach is right for you.

Vitamin C Infusion for Cancer
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Vitamin C Infusion for Cancer

What is Vitamin C Infusion? An infusion refers to an IV infusion. IV is short for intravenous meaning that the contents drip into the vein (intra-venous). Chances are you have had an IV infusion at some point in your life. Most times the liquid dripping into you was either saline (salt water, also called “normal...

Lymphedema Diet
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Lymphedema Diet

What you eat can impact your lymphedema. In addition to working with your certified lymphedema therapist paying attention to your salt, fluid, protein and anti-inflammatory components of your diet can make a real impact. In addition, the timing of your meals and identifying your food triggers also play a role. In this blog, you will be introduced to the research on lymphedema diet.

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.

Cancer Risk Reduction Guide
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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.

Are Some Sugars Better (less bad) than Others?
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Are Some Sugars Better (less bad) than Others?

I have written several blogs in the past about the connections to and recommendations for sugar and cancer. If you didn’t have a chance to read them, this is a link to my 4-part series. Does Sugar Feed Cancer? To continue on this theme, I want to explore a follow-up question, which is: Is there...

Can I Believe Everything I Read About Coconut Oil?
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Can I Believe Everything I Read About Coconut Oil?

I was recently asked by Wellspring Cancer Support Centres in Toronto to research and update a fabulous presentation that they deliver called Nutrition Myths and Controversies. In this presentation, I address the most popular questions that cancer patents and survivors have about nutrition. Cancer patients and survivors are full of questions about how they can help themselves....