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Does Sugar Feed Cancer?
Created on 10/17/2014
Health concerns about eating too much sugar abound, and you likely know about many of them.

One fear that the Internet has fostered is that sugar "feeds" cancer cells.

Thus, many people with a history of cancer are advised to avoid sugar.

That advice is misguided - sugar / glucose is the food that all cells, including healthy cells, need to function.

Avoiding excessive intake of refined sugar - now that's part of a good health plan. Read More>>
Reimagine Your Health
Created on 5/2/2014
A diagnosis of cancer rocks the world of the person receiving the diagnosis..

as well as their family members.

Cancer Centers offer terrific options to support mind, body and spirit through the treatment of cancer and beyond.

A new, unique support program is now available online.

And sound research shows it is helpful and very effective. Read More>>
Sugars, Diet and Prostate Cancer
Created on 6/26/2013
People often hear that sugar feeds cancer cells.

But sugar, or glucose, feeds all cells of the body - good and "bad" cells.

It's not that sugar is an "evil", but rather that eating too much of it or or following a diet focused on highly processed carbohydrates may worsen health.

In fact, a recent research study suggests that replacing refined carbohydrates and animal fat with vegetable fat in the diet can benefit men with prostate cancer.   Read More>>
Foods Fighting Cancer - A Resource
Created on 5/21/2013
There's a lot of information out there about how to prevent cancer. And a great deal of it focuses on healthy eating. But some of that information is more scary than helpful - in fact, that's one of the reasons we started this blog - to help cut through the clutter and noise, and help you make good, healthy, tasty food choices. And to point out additional resources to learn from - including the AICR. Read More>>
Free Integrative Oncology Symposium - February 8
Created on 2/1/2013
If you or someone you love has a history of cancer you may be interested in attending the inaugural Levine Cancer Institute Integrative Oncology Symposium one week from today on February 8.

Presentations will be offered addressing topics ranging from Nutrition and Health to the use of select therapies such as acupuncture and meditation to help enhance balance and promote health.

Best of all - the full-day meeting is free once you register. Read More>>
Fight Cancer with Food?
Created on 4/6/2012
Is there such a thing as an "anti-cancer diet"?

Generally speaking, the answer is yes. And this is not hype - the concept of an anti-cancer diet is based in substance - research and experience.

The best news of all is that eating well to prevent cancer can also be satisfying in many ways, not the least of which being in the taste department.

And there's little mystery involved - a cancer-fighting diet is some mixture of traditional Mediterranean- and Asian-styled patterns of eating. Read More>>
Return to Oz - And Starving Cancer
Created on 5/13/2011
All cells need nutrients to survive.

What is the supply line for nutrients? Blood vessels.

Cancer cells also need nutrients to survive.

What if new blood vessel formation to cancer cells could be selectively stopped? Then those cancer cells would starve to death.

That's the idea behind research suggesting that certain foods may help do just that. Read More>>
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