When my oncologist gave me a list of foods that were good to eat, my eyes immediately saw the words “Dark Chocolate”. I smiled for the first time in months. That gave me a tiny spark of happiness in an
What should I be eating during cancer radiation therapy? This is one of the most asked questions by cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy. And it is an excellent question. We all know about the connection between food and health. A cancer
The way to good health is through nutrition and exercise. I firmly believe this. It is the foundation for Pink Ribbon Runner. And, of course, I am not alone in that belief. Many great scientists and physicians also believed this.
Sunshine is vital to your health because of Vitamin D. It is estimated that 80% of people in northern countries and over 50% of the world’s population are deficient in this essential nutrient. Being stuck indoors, especially during winter months,
Staying healthy has always been important. But right now, especially, it is vital to keep your immune systems as healthy as possible. While foods cannot prevent viruses from invading your body, healthy food can provide you with the nutrients needed
Fiber helps us maintain a healthy gut. But it isn’t just about pooping better. Fiber benefits our overall health too. Only about 5% of Americans get the recommended amount of in their diet. Given all the benefits, we really need
There are some foods you should not eat while taking tamoxifen. There are other foods that are fine to eat. And there are some foods that can make your tamoxifen work harder for you. I am going to tell you
I lost 90 pounds in 2014. Much of my success I attribute to keeping a food and exercise diary. I believe that if you burn more calories than you eat, you will lose weight. And there is no better way
Cruciferous Vegetable Night was made famous by the Big Bang Theory character, Sheldon Cooper. These fabulous vegetables are so tremendously healthy. We should be trying to have cruciferous vegetable night every night. Well, at least incorporating them into at least
I am not a fan of New Year’s resolutions. They are just ideas and promises. Just dreams. Only about 8% of people who start the year with resolutions actually follow through and keep them. NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION: a promise to
You probably came here expecting me to give you the answer to “How To Eat And Be Healthy”, right? Well, I wish could tell you an exact and simple answer to that question. No one knows this answer yet. Once
Is cooking our food giving us cancer? The World Health Organization has already issued warnings about certain cooking methods. Research has shown high levels of cancer causing compounds that are produced in some of the ways we cook our food.
Milk and dairy products are often promoted as nutritious and healthy. But some research suggests that milk may not be as good for us as we once thought. Canada has even lessened the importance of milk in their revised food
Are you tired of dieting? Are you struggling with weight loss? Do you work hard on your diet only to see the weight come right back on after you stop? I am going to tell you my secret to long
Pomegranate juice has been the center of controversy for a number of years. In 2010, the US FDA issued a warning that POM Wonderful, a major brand of pomegranate juice, made false and unsubstantiated claims that their juice can cure
Eating too much sugar in a day is unhealthy. But sugar can be addictive and become a bad habit. It wasn’t easy, but I kicked the sugar habit. And by using a few techniques and determination, you can too. In
Oatmeal has been a long time favorite breakfast of runners. It is easy to make and versatile, with recipes to satisfy most tastes. For runners, oatmeal is one of the perfect foods as it has the right balance of healthy
Updated April 10, 2020 It is very important to eat enough protein. But this isn’t always easy to do. It also isn’t easy to get the right kinds of proteins to support our body. Some proteins are better to eat
The new Canada Food Guide was released in January 2019. It replaced outdated food guidelines that were highly criticized. But how healthy is this new food guide? Let’s explore this from the perspective of a cancer survivor. Before my cancer
Updated June 23, 2020 Stevia is promoted as a natural sweetener in a multitude of products. But is it safe? That answer is complex. Let’s explore if stevia is bad for you or if it is a good sugar substitute.