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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....

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.

Vitamin E and Your Immune System
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Vitamin E and Your Immune System

This blog is part 2 in my Nutrients for Immune Function Series on nutrition and its impact on immune function. If you missed reading the previous Cancer Bites blog "What Foods Boost My Immune System?" you can read it now.

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.

Festive and Healthy Nut Loaf
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Festive and Healthy Nut Loaf

I modified this nut loaf recipe from its original version to make a sugar free loaf cake. You can eat this anytime, and it’s great food to take on hikes or camping. You can even make this as a healthy Christmas cake in place of traditional Christmas cake.

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.

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....

Can I Starve My Cancer?
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Can I Starve My Cancer?

Can I Starve My Cancer? This is an important question that many people ask when faced with a cancer diagnosis.  I first heard this over 20 years ago, when I was doing my clinical dietetic internship. The standard answer at the time was “no, you can’t starve your cancer without starving yourself.” But at that...

Part 4: Does Sugar Feed Cancer?
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Part 4: Does Sugar Feed Cancer?

I believe what you eat makes a difference in your cancer risk. I believe food and lifestyle changes have the ability to affect your immune system, to reduce chronic inflammation and to act on cancer cells directly. I focus my work on empowering cancer survivors to become cancer thrivers by giving them the evidence-based tools...

Part 3: Does Sugar Feed Cancer?
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Part 3: Does Sugar Feed Cancer?

I believe what you eat makes a difference in your cancer risk. I believe food and lifestyle changes have the ability to affect your immune system, to reduce chronic inflammation and to act on cancer cells directly. I focus my work on empowering cancer survivors to become cancer thrivers by giving them the evidence-based tools...