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Immune Health Basics
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Immune Health Basics

Learn all about the nutrients that help to keep your immune system strong including vitamins A, D, E, B6 and B12 and more. Also, learn what foods contain these important immune supportive nutrients.

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....

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...

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...

Radical Remission Review
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Radical Remission Review

The is the book you need to read if you need some inspiration with your advanced cancer diagnosis. While the stories are inspiring, some data is lacking to make me totally comfortable with the book, but that doesn't stop me from recommending it.

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How Do I Support My Coworker Who Has Cancer?

In a previous post entitled How Friends and Family Can Improve Your Health. I talked about the benefits of social support. According to the American Cancer Society (1), many studies have shown that people who are socially isolated are more likely to die of all causes, including cancer. We do know that social support and...

How Friends and Family Can Improve Your Health
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How Friends and Family Can Improve Your Health

In last month’s blog topic, I wrote about optimism and its role in our immune system. I want to pick up on a theme I mentioned and take it a little further. In my post entitled Are Optimists Healthier? (you can read the entire article here), I talked about the downsides of optimism. The Downsides...

Are Optimists Healthier?
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Are Optimists Healthier?

This is the question I set out to answer, in my quest to find all the tools available to us to support our immune systems. This is what I found.  First off, researchers from Australia conducted a review of studies on the subject and have found that optimism is closely associated with a strategy called...

The Health Benefits of Gratitude
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The Health Benefits of Gratitude

I would like to wish all of my American readers a very happy and healthy Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving is one of my favourite holidays. No gift giving, just coming together with friends and family over a beautiful harvest meal. I hope part of your Thanksgiving tradition is to also take a moment to give thanks. Turns...

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