Caregivers, friends, and family members of patients often as how they can support their loved one through cancer treatment. Here are some of my favorite recommendations + a special fundraiser a family put together in honor of their aunt battling ovarian cancer — “Lemonade for Laurie”.Read More
Quinoa used to be something we hardly ate — because we didn’t know how to cook it! Now it is a staple in our plant-based diet and is a nutrition powerhouse. Learn a little more about what quinoa is and grab our new favorite quinoa recipe — Quinoa Patties! (Psst…they are yummy grilled.)Read More
The most common way to consume calcium is dairy. Unfortunately, calcium is loaded with saturated fat. That’s why we are sharing our top five plant-based sources of calcium. Plus, we share our favorite recipes for each source.Read More
We honestly hadn’t made spaghetti squash before this recipe. But we are sure glad we know how easy it is to make and the perfect way to eat it — with the perfect blend of Mexican inspired spices! Plus, Alison teaches us what antioxidants do to protect us from disease.Read More
Grilling certain foods poses a cancer-risk. Alison, a board certified oncology dietitian, dives into the research of what grilled foods contain cancer-causing substances and her 4 tips for healthier grilling this summer!Read More
Whole, plant-based foods contain numerous cancer-fighting properties. But which vegetable did Harvard researchers find provides the best protection against breast cancer? This blog post reveals the best vegetable for breast cancer protection, plus a recipe for Jeweled Barley Salad!Read More
Have you been wanting to transition to a plant-based diet but finding it overwhelming? Whether your goal is to become 100% plant-based, or just incorporate more plants into your diet — these 5 tips are for you!Read More
Peanut butter in oatmeal is hands-down one of my favorites! This baked version is perfect for even the pickiest of oatmeal eaters. It is dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free, and lower in sugar than typical baked oatmeal. The whole family will love this!
In this post, Alison also covers the benefits of whole grains for cancer prevention & weight loss!Read More
Although flaxseed may recently be familiar to many, their use for the treatment of health conditions has been used documented as early as ancient Greece by Hippocrates. Alison shares the research of flaxseed as it relates to cancer + how to incorporate in your own disease fighting diet!Read More
“How bad is Diet Coke for me?” When someone asks me this, the first thing that comes to mind is aspartame (APM). It’s the artificial sweetener in the beloved drink of so many. But does it increase one’s risk for cancer? We dive into the studies that tell us!Read More
High protein and low-carbohydrate diets seem to be all the rage lately -- and seemingly have been since the Atkins diet came out. Everywhere we turn, we can find high-protein cereal, nutrition bars, shakes, and even water!
The research on high-protein diets and how it relates to cancer and all-cause mortality is widely available. Do you know the facts?
When you think of dairy-free desserts, I feel pretty confident cheesecake doesn’t come to mind as one that would change your world! I thought the same thing . . . that is until I made this recipe! Trust me, I too was a skeptic at first.Read More
One of the most controversial topics in nutrition and cancer is soy. Some say it can increase your risk for breast cancer, others say it actually reduces your risk for breast cancer. Alison, a certified specialist in oncology nutrition, shares her professional opinion and research that supports it.Read More
Do you love a good muffin, but hate when they are loaded with preservatives, calories and fat? Have no fear. Try our Orange Cranberry Plant-Based Muffins! They are made with whole grains and cancer fighting citrus. Get the recipe today!Read More
Our grocery stores are packed with highly processed foods that are labeled as “healthy”. What if there was a way to help guide us? Well, we have one — the five-to-one fiber rule. Download our cheat sheet today!Read More
This story will give you some insight into our friend Martha’s journey with food and how her relationship with it changed over the course of her life during and after cancer. Martha is a fighter and an inspiration!Read More