I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season! Here is a photo of a piece of my time over our break. We had a great evening at the beach running from the waves and watching the sunset. As I write my first post of 2015, I can't help but think of all the social media posts and talk about resolutions, diets and hopes for the coming year. I will start this article with this caution: Diets can harm you. Yes, they can cause some physical side effects, but I think the biggest risk … [Read more...]
Easy Breakfast From Anne: Breakfast Quiche Recipe!
Introductions from Anne Hello! My name is Anne Smith and I am the newest RD on the block. I just passed my registered dietitian exam mid summer and I couldn't be more excited! I have, in part, Julie to thank for it! After a 2 week community rotation with her and Cancer Services, I felt more confident and ecstatic to start my career as a dietitian! I currently work as a clinical RD in Raleigh and I am loving every minute of … [Read more...]
Is Flax Safe for Breast Cancer Survivors? A Reader Inspired Question!
English: Brown Flax Seeds. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) I often get great questions from either my in person seminars or via email. These questions are things that I'm sure my readers are interested in as well, so I am planning to share the periodically with you. This one came through email and is a common question I get from breast cancer survivors and anyone else with hormone positive cancer. Q: I was diagnosed with breast cancer 2 years ago. My question is about flax … [Read more...]
Making Resolutions You Can Keep!
Now that you know what NOT to do for New Year's resolutions, let's talk about how to do it right! In order for your resolutions to be effective, they need to be specific and realistic. Always run them by a friend, since they can tell you if your goal is realistic for you or not. Short term goals are ones that you would achieve in a week or a month. Long term goals are ones that take 4 months or longer to achieve. Long term goals require several short term goals along the way. … [Read more...]
Cranberries – One of the Most Researched Cancer Fighting Foods!
If you don't already know it, cranberries are on the American Institute for Cancer Research 'Foods that Fight Cancer' list! Why?? For a start, AICR reports that: Cranberries are good sources of vitamin C and dietary fiber. (FYI - there is convincing evidence that fiber intake can help cut risk for colon cancer). Cranberries are also very high in antioxidant power, most of which comes from the following phytochemicals: Flavonoids, including anthocyanins (they phytochemical … [Read more...]