How to Choose The RIGHT Nutrition Plan for Breast Cancer

“You know, there’s a right and wrong way to do EVERYTHING.” Oliver Hardy, the American comic actor (and one half of Laurel and Hardy) said that. He didn’t work in breast cancer nutrition. Even though nutrition is science, not comedy, I’ve encountered some pretty...

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Why I Don’t Recommend Eating Everything in Moderation

“Eat everything in moderation”. You hear it all the time, yet what does it even really mean? The formal definition of moderation is “avoiding extremes of behavior or expression; observing reasonable limits.” The more informal breast cancer nutrition advice would be...

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Why You Need an Oncology Dietitian on Your Treatment Team

I don't care how fabulous your grocery shopping skills are. It's impossible to write a grocery list from "everything in moderation." As a breast cancer patient, you deserve a crackerjack treatment team. Oncologist? Check. Radiologist? Check. Breast surgeon? Check....

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Why Your Heart Wants You to Eat More Plants

There are many reasons to eat a diet based on plants, with vegetarian and vegan diets alike offering benefits for those interested in using diet to improve obesity, Type 2 diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol; all of which increase risk for heart disease, and...

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Why You Simply Cannot Fall For The New Year, New You Bullsh*t

The miracle that is your body deserves your love and respect, because it is exactly this miracle that will get you through treatment - whatever that holds and looks like for you.   New year, new you. As reliably as New York City’s Times Square ball drops (unrelenting...

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You ARE Going to Read My 2018 Blog Round-Up, Aren’t You?

2018 is quickly coming to a close and with that, I present my final blog post of the year. My hope is that the 52 weekly posts I've written and you've generously shared far and wide have done what I intended; serve as a trusted resource for inspiration, guidance and...

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You Need These Three Holiday Health Strategies

It’s possible to keep the holidays merry and bright without obsessing over every nibble, feeling guilty for every missed workout or late night, or careening in the opposite direction to abandon any semblance of balance. Welcome to the 2018 holiday season, now pretty...

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Bake Holiday Cookies. Eat Healthy. Impossible?

No matter how you spin it, holiday cookies aren’t broccoli, but it’s not broccoli we’re interested in. We’re interested in creating holiday treats that taste spectacular and are filled with ingredients that give our bodies nutrients to work with. Let’s talk about that...

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