Nutrition and Special Diets Complementary Alternative Medicine


Don’t Let Cancer Derail Dinner (April 19, 2010)

Find the time—or ask a friend—to prepare healthy meals in spite of cancer. By Laurie Wertich With or without cancer, managing family life today is often a juggling act. Between soccer practice, piano... Continue Reading

Wellness Kitchen: Meet Chef Veronica (July 31, 2009)

Chef Veronica Rains is a graduate of the California Culinary Academy of San Francisco and a Certified Nutritional Consultant.  She is a chef-instructor for The Cancer Project, which promotes cooking healthy... Continue Reading

Wellness Kitchen: Salad of Color (July 31, 2009)

Chef Veronica shows you how to make a delicious salad with basil, red peppers, cucumbers, oranges and a rice vinegar dressing. CHEF VERONICA RAINS: Today we’re going to be making a salad of color. It’s... Continue Reading

Wellness Kitchen: Three Bean Salad (July 31, 2009)

Chef Veronica shows you how to make a delicious three bean salad with kidney beans, black-eyed peas and pinto beans — or make your own bean combination. CHEF VERONICA RAINS: Welcome. Thank you for... Continue Reading

Wellness Kitchen: Broccoli Souffle (July 31, 2009)

Chef Veronica shows you how to make a delicious broccoli souffle, high in protein.  This recipe was submitted by a survivor as one of the only things she could get down during chemotherapy. CHEF VERONICA... Continue Reading

Wellness Kitchen: Chocolate Mousse (July 31, 2009)

Chef Veronica shows you how to make a healthy chocolate souffle with silken tofu. CHEF VERONICA RAINS: Are you ready for dessert? Today I’m going to show you how to make a delicious chocolate mousse... Continue Reading

Vitamin E and Vitamin C Supplementation Do Not Appear to Prevent Cancer (November 24, 2008)

Vitamin E and Vitamin C Supplementation Do Not Appear to Prevent Cancer Long-term supplementation with vitamin E and vitamin C may not prevent cancer, according to data from the Physician’s Health... Continue Reading

Omega-3 Fatty Acids Do Not Reduce Risk of Cancer (January 25, 2006)

Omega-3 Fatty Acids Do Not Reduce Risk of Cancer According to an article recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), dietary intake of omega-3 fatty acids does not protect... Continue Reading

High Doses of Vitamin E Associated with Increased Mortality (January 28, 2005)

High Doses of Vitamin E Associated with Increased Mortality According to a recent article in the Annals of Internal Medicine, high doses of daily vitamin E appear to be associated with higher risks of... Continue Reading

Low-Fat Pre-Teen Diet Linked to Lower Levels of Hormones Associated with Adult Breast Cancer (August 14, 2003)

Low-Fat Pre-Teen Diet Linked to Lower Levels of Hormones Associated with Adult Breast Cancer According to a recent article published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, adolescent... Continue Reading

Fish Oil Appears Ineffective for Anorexia/Cachexia in Advanced Cancer Patients (April 22, 2003)

Fish Oil Appears Ineffective for Anorexia/Cachexia in Advanced Cancer Patients According to an article recently published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, fish oil does not appear effective... Continue Reading

Childhood Consumption of Fruit Lowers Risk of Cancer as an Adult (April 3, 2003)

Childhood Consumption of Fruit Lowers Risk of Cancer as an Adult According to an article recently published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, adults who consumed large quantities... Continue Reading

Prostate Cancer Patients Appear Not to Experience Genetic Damage from Soy Isoflavones (April 3, 2003)

Prostate Cancer Patients Appear Not to Experience Genetic Damage from Soy Isoflavones According to an article recently published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, soy isoflavones... Continue Reading

Organic and Sustainably Grown Food Boasts Higher Antioxidant Levels than Conventionally Grown Food (March 21, 2003)

Organic and Sustainably Grown Food Boasts Higher Antioxidant Levels than Conventionally Grown Food According to a recently published article in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry,... Continue Reading

Folate May Reduce Increased Risk of Breast Cancer Resulting from Alcohol Consumption (March 21, 2003)

Folate May Reduce Increased Risk of Breast Cancer Resulting from Alcohol Consumption According to an article recently published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, high blood levels... Continue Reading

Fiber May Reduce Risk of Laryngeal Cancer (March 21, 2003)

Fiber May Reduce Risk of Laryngeal Cancer According to an article recently published in the Annals of Oncology, people consuming fiber from vegetables and fruits, as opposed to fiber from grain... Continue Reading

Western Diet Increases Risk of Developing Colon Cancer (February 17, 2003)

Western Diet Increases Risk of Developing Colon Cancer According to a recent article published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, a Western diet appears to increase the risk of developing... Continue Reading

Grapefruit and Grapefruit Juice: Potentially Dangerous Interactions with Pharmaceutical Drugs (February 12, 2003)

Grapefruit and Grapefruit Juice: Potentially Dangerous Interactions with Pharmaceutical Drugs More cancer patients are turning to complementary and alternative medicines, either as primary cancer... Continue Reading

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