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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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Hemp is a Highly Digestible Protein

Posted by Geoff Beaty on 30 June 2021
Hemp is a Highly Digestible Protein
Hemp protein is an emerging player in the protein market and boasts many desirable qualities. It is vegan-friendly, being the richest source of plant-based protein, comprising 20 known amino acids, the essential building blocks of protein. It is a dense source of essential nutrients, including essential fatty acids (EFAs) and is gentle on the digestive system. Furthermore, it contains no known allergens, making it hypoallergenic and it is sustainably grown without the use of herbicides, pes...
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Are Soy Foods Safe for Breast Cancer Patients?

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 28 June 2021
Are Soy Foods Safe for Breast Cancer Patients?
Many women with breast cancer have been told to avoid soy foods. This warning is based on the assumption that plant estrogens (phytoestrogens) found in soybeans could be harmful. The assumption is that soy food sources of estrogens might somehow "feed" cancer cells and act in opposition to anti-estrogen medications like tamoxifen, thereby increasing breast cancer risk. But what really happens when women eat these soy products? Biologically, the isoflavones in soybeans are phytoe...
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Tipping the Odds in Your Favor: The Role of Diet in Cancer Prevention

Posted by Geoff Beaty on 28 June 2021
Tipping the Odds in Your Favor: The Role of Diet in Cancer Prevention
What would you give for an extra ten years of healthy life? A recent BMJ study showed that sticking to just five healthy habits in middle age not smoking, regularly exercising, eating a healthy diet, maintaining a healthy body weight, and limiting alcohol can earn you an extra ten years of disease free life. This is especially significant given that we are all living longer but often that longer life is accompanied by one or more chronic health conditions. This latest study further confirms...
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