This is one of the most common questions I get! I've written on it 6 times so far (I guess this makes 7!). And it's not just me. It's oncology dietitians and treatment center employees everywhere! Here's the bottom line: Every cell in the body requires glucose for fuel, including cancer cells. So sugar does feed cancer. BUT, sugar also feeds the rest of your body and you cannot pick and choose which cells get what nutrients/fuel. For those who are going through treatment, … [Read more...]
Eat Your Veggies Day!
Did you know that today is Eat Your Vegetables Day? Summer is a great time to eat your veggies because there are so many great, fresh and YUMMY vegetables! In my last article, I asked for readers to submit recipes. I got many entries from simple ways to eat cucumber, squash and zuchini to more complex salads. They all look wonderful! Check them out here: Summer Veggie Reader Recipes How Many Fruits & Vegetables Do You Need? I feel like I'm saying this a lot. Eat … [Read more...]
Truth or Myth: Superfoods Prevent Cancer.
What Are Superfoods? People or companies who claim to sell "superfoods" would have you believe that there is something magical in certain food items that will protect or even cure your body of diseases. I know that you've seen or heard the claims about the latest product, juice or food that is claimed to be a superfood. The term "superfood" does not have a legal definition! In general "superfood" refers to a food item that is supposed to be particularly nutritious. However, … [Read more...]
Foods to Support Immunity and Cut Cancer Risk
I often hear people say that there's nothing they can do about getting cancer because it's all genetic anyway. While some cancers are solely based on genetics, most aren't! (Click here to read how your personal choices interact with your genetics) Cancer and Genetics Only 5-10% of all cancers are associated with having a family history of cancer. That's it! The rest of cancers are related to things our body is exposed to during our lifetime. That's why most people develop … [Read more...]