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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....

Chocolate Chip Flax Cookies
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Chocolate Chip Flax Cookies

I make these cookies regularly for a healthy snack for my kids. They take these nut-free cookies in their lunch every day. Adults and kids like these healthy chocolate chip cookies despite some unusual ingredients.

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.

Pan Fried Maitake Mushrooms
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Pan Fried Maitake Mushrooms

This post is about finding and eating mushrooms! While I am usually adventurous when it comes to trying new foods, I must admit I was a little hesitant when it came to mushrooms.

Mediterranean Tuna Salad No Mayo
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Mediterranean Tuna Salad No Mayo

When you think of tuna salad you usually think about tuna and mayonnaise. But this Mediterranean tuna salad has no mayo. Instead it using fresh squeezed lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil and fresh parsley for a taste of Mediterranean seaside.

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.

What is Radon and Why Should I Care?
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What is Radon and Why Should I Care?

Radon Facts Not heard of radon? You’re not alone. Despite being an established environmental carcinogen (cancer causing agent), it doesn’t get nearly the press it deserves. For example, you have probably heard more about PCBs in fish than you have heard about radon in your home. Yet radon gas is estimated to be responsible for...

Nutrition for Lymphedema
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Nutrition for Lymphedema

This article originally on Nutrition for Lymphema appeared in Pathways magazine. Permission to republish the article as a Cancer Bites blog was granted by the publisher of Pathways magazine,  The Canadian Lymphedema Framework. Read more about the Canadian Lymphedema Framework and the great work that they do to support Canadians with lymphedema and consider attending their national lymphedema conference where I will be presenting a talk on Lymphedema Diet.

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....