“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?
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
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
Introducing Wholesome’s 5-Day Cancer Fighting Challenge meal plan! Menu plan is complete with 5 days of meals, a complete grocery list and more! The menu plan focused on specific foods research has found to have cancer fighting properties, all while avoiding foods that increase cancer risk. Download it today!Read More
This is likely the biggest question Alison gets from her patients. As always, Alison dives into the research about what you need to know about sugar and cancer. It’s likely not what you think!Read More
Just like all calories, excessive consumption of calories from sugar can lead to weight gain. Therefore, we should be cautious of the hidden or added sugars in our diet. Here are a few items that have hidden sugar and what to swap them with.Read More
Evidence indicates, of all cancer deaths (0): 30-35% are related to diet. Yet, how often do we hear about the connection between diet and cancer? Not enough. Here are the top 5 foods that are known to cause cancer.Read More
As an oncology dietitian, I am frequently asked about the benefits of turmeric and if I recommend it as a supplement. Yes, I recommend turmeric—but not necessarily in supplemental form. This post reveals why you should consider including turmeric daily but why you should avoid purchasing supplements. Spoiler Alert: Heavy Metals, eek.Read More
One of the best ways to make healthy eating easier is to have a well-stocked fridge and pantry with items you can easily turn into a delicious, simple, and nutritious meal. This post focuses on what Lauren strives to always have on hand + our recipe for veggie wraps you can make anytime with a well-stocked fridge.Read More
As CSA share members, 20 weeks of out of the year we get a delivery of fresh organic fruits and vegetables from a local farm. It’s a great way to support local businesses while getting some of the freshest produce around. Check our 5 reasons why we think you should consider investing in a CSA too!Read More
Although inflammation itself is a normal defense mechanism of the human body, chronic inflammation can lead to several chronic diseases. Today’s blog features our favorite anti-inflammatory foods to help decrease/prevent chronic inflammation.Read More