Creamy Potato Soup

  Ingredients                                                                                        3 c                   Yukon gold potatoes 1 can                white beans, drained and rinsed ½ c                  raw almonds, peeled and pre-soaked 2 c                   vegetable broth ¼- 1/3 c          Nutritional Yeast 1 tbsp              olive oil (and grapeseed/canola oil) 1                      shallot, minced 1 cup               leek, thinly sliced 1 tbsp              white wine vinegar 1/8 tsp   … Continued

Vitamin D: Low Definitely Isn’t Good, but How High Is OK?

  It’s no secret — we know from repeated research that low or inadequate levels of vitamin D have been connected with poorer survival in breast cancer (and in other cancers.) But the reverse is equally well known: Vitamin D has valuable functions in the body that contribute to better survival and enhanced health. In … Continued

Multivitamins Can Help Lessen Neuropathy

    Contrary to supplement naysayers, a study from Roswell Park Cancer Institute demonstrated that taking certain multivitamins before breast cancer diagnosis is linked to a significant 40% reduction in peripheral neuropathy, painful damage to the nerves in hands and/or feet that can be caused by a chemo drug Taxol (paclitaxel). Further findings were that … Continued

Tips for Improving Sleep Quality

Restful, restorative sleep is the foundation for your mental and physical well-being. But for many cancer patients, anxious, sleepless nights (followed by lethargic days) are all too common. Read on for tips to help you replace those nights with restful sleep and healthful activity. Don’t lose sleep over losing sleep! What has long been considered … Continued

The Gluten-Free Diet and Cardiovascular Risk?

Why is it imperative that people diagnosed with Celiac Disease avoid all gluten? One key reason – eating gluten foods multiples their risk of serious heart disease. For celiac sufferers any food with gluten produces severe intestinal inflammation and, in turn, antibodies that disable enzymes throughout the vascular system (transglutaminase). This chain of events causes … Continued

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States, and the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths.  Though family history can increase one’s risk of colon cancer, the majority of people who are diagnosed have no family history of the disease.  Here are steps … Continued

Caring For Your Heart

What’s more likely to cause mortality in older breast cancer patients — breast cancer itself or heart disease? The assumption might be that breast cancer itself is the more likely culprit. But that’s not correct. It turns out that older breast cancer patients are more likely to die from heart disease than from their cancers! … Continued

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