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10 Foods to Eat During Chemotherapy

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 14 July 2021
10 Foods to Eat During Chemotherapy
Chemotherapy is a common cancer treatment that uses one or more drugs to combat cancer cells in your body. Its symptoms, which may include dry mouth, taste changes, nausea, and fatigue, can make eating seem like a chore. However, it's important to eat a healthy, balanced diet during cancer treatment to keep your body functioning optimally. Foods that are mild in flavor, easy on your stomach, and nutrient-dense are some of the best options. Here are 10 foods to eat during chemotherapy....
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The Side Effects of Eating Healthy: Oxalates

Posted by Geoff Beaty on 10 July 2021
The Side Effects of Eating Healthy: Oxalates
Oxalates are a potentially harmful compound found in many foods (such as leafy greens) otherwise known as healthy.Too-high levels may lead to a range of conditions including kidney stones and systemic inflammation. Green smoothie for breakfast, tofu salad with nuts for lunch, and brand and grains for dinner. As healthy as this meal plan sounds, there is one potentially harmful compound that such a meal plan is extremely high in and that is oxalates. What are Oxalates?
Oxalates and thei...
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Should You Go Gluten-Free?

Posted by Geoff Beaty on 4 July 2021
Should You Go Gluten-Free?
Since the discovery of Celiac disease (CD), the mainstream view of gluten intolerance has remained relatively black or white: Either you have celiac disease, or you don't. The media has downplayed the significance of non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS), even going as far as to suggest that it doesn't exist. However, it's becoming more and more clear that celiac disease is only one manifestation of gluten intolerance, and that "non-celiac gluten sensitivity" (i.e. pe...
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Nourishment for the Pancreatic Cancer Fight

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 3 July 2021
Nourishment for the Pancreatic Cancer Fight
CARROT PURÉE WITH OLIVE OIL AND CILANTRO This is the perfect  dish for  patients facing pancreatic cancer, as it is a well-cooked vegetable dish which is easier to digest and less likely to aggravate digestive issues. The carrots provide an excellent source of beta-carotene. The oil may be reduced if sensitive to fat, or coconut oil may be substituted (which may be more easily absorbed). If you are sensitive to additional herbed flavors, the cilantro can be reduced or...
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Phytonutrients: Defend Your Body With Plant Power

Posted by Geoff Beaty on 3 July 2021
Phytonutrients: Defend Your Body With Plant Power
Phytonutrients are power-packed natural additions to your diet. These natural chemicals are what give plants their colour, odour, and flavour. Plants also use phytonutrients to defend themselves against predators, and we can use them to defend against illness, inflammation, heart disease and even cancer. Common phytonutrients include chemicals called polyphenols, flavonoids, and carotenoids. Phytonutrients Can Help You: Reduce inflammation; Remove free radicals (unstable molecules t...
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