It's almost here, Christmas is only 4 days away!! The holiday season seems to be one of the hardest times to make healthy choices. It's like there are unhealthy foods easily available and staring at you no matter where you are. In your house, office, friends' house, at the mall, in Target. And there is very rarely anything nutritious available. Aside from the tangerines and other citrus fruit in season, it's hard to come by a healthy "treat" this time of year. Really, … [Read more...]
What if Bad Fat Isn’t So Bad?: Article Review
Heart disease is the number 1 cause of death in the US (Cancer is #2). And now that cancer treatment is more effective, many cancer survivors are going on to develop heart disease after cancer diagnosis. When I talk to survivors about a healthy lifestyle after cancer, I make sure to address their risk for cancer coming back as well as other chronic diseases, like heart disease, osteoporosis and diabetes. When talking about heart disease risk, dietary fat always comes to mind. An … [Read more...]
Preventing Cancer with Food: Tracking your progress.
It's easy to learn about what foods you should eat to prevent cancer, or live healthy after cancer. However, it's MUCH harder to actually do it!! For many people that I work with, I have them keep track of what they are eating so we can set some healthy eating goals and really identify what areas of their food intake needs improvements. This is something you can do too! Use the tracking form below keep track of what you're eating each week. Some people write down everything … [Read more...]
Breastfeeding and Cancer: Benefits for Mom Too
I received several comments via email regarding the relationship between breastfeeding and cancer risk. So I give the people what they want, more information! There are many benefits to breastfeeding. Most of the research done has been on the benefits of breastfeeding for baby. It is true, breastfeeding is definitely the best choice of nutrition for a newborn. The breastfeeding recommendation for infants is that breast milk be the exclusive form of nutrition for the first 6 … [Read more...]
A Diet to Cure Cancer: Does that exist?
Enter your search terms Submit search form Web cancerdietitian.com eathealthylivehealthy.com dietsfordoggies.com A common question: "Is there a diet that can cure me of my cancer?" or "Is there a diet that can keep cancer from growing?". Believe it or not, this is a complex question. Of course there are NO easy answers. Certainly not on this earth anyway! Hopefully I can give you an overview of the link between diet and … [Read more...]
My last entry talked about foods that help to increase the body's ability to fight disease, which I term "protectors". I like that topic since it focuses on the positive things that people can do with their eating habits. It helps people to understand the things that they should be eating MORE of. However, we cannot overlook the things that we eat that do the opposite and break down our body's ability to protect us against disease. These foods are called … [Read more...]
Welcome to my healthy lifestyle blog for cancer survivors! My name is Julie Lanford. I'm an Oncology and Wellness Dietitian in Winston-Salem, NC. I have started this blog as a place to share and exchange information regarding healthy eating, living and cancer. My passion is for wellness and cancer survivorship. I personally have not experienced cancer as a patient. My experience with cancer is from the perspective of a healthcare provider, a granddaughter, a friend and a … [Read more...]
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