Nutrition

Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 3:28pm

Your money or your health? When it comes to nutrition, sometimes it can seem like a choice between the two. Yes, healthy eating can be expensive. But, with a little planning, it doesn’t have to be.

Sunday, April 9, 2017 - 2:39pm

Bloating. It’s one thing to feel overly full after a large celebratory meal, but unfortunately, for many patients in cancer treatment, bloating doesn’t come with a holiday, but instead is an unpleasant side effect of cancer therapy.  Bloating can be caused by slowed movement of food through the G.I. (gastrointestinal tract or digestive tract) tract due to gastric surgery, chemotherapy (also called chemo belly), radiation therapy or medications. Whatever the cause, the discomfort is universally not welcome.

Friday, March 10, 2017 - 5:11pm

March is National Nutrition Month and this year's theme is “Put Your Best Fork Forward.” National Nutrition Month is an annual effort by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to help Americans incorporate healthy eating into their lives.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 5:49pm

Janet Snyder is the #ChiefHealthOfficer of her family just like you are for yours! Janet is a dedicated mother who knows the struggles of balancing life and work while trying to stay fit and eat well.

Saturday, August 20, 2016 - 1:00pm

It’s been an exceptionally hot summer. So it helps to have an easy, go-to treat to stay cool. Watermelon never disappoints. But with a little imagination – and minimal effort – you can take your melon to the next level.

Monday, July 11, 2016 - 5:08pm
For many, enjoying time outdoors in a garden on a sunny day is a favorite summer pursuit. Studies show that gardening helps reduce stress, improve mental and physical health and helps with depression.
Friday, June 24, 2016 - 12:06pm

We all know good nutrition and exercise are key to a healthy lifestyle. A diet rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grains and less intake of meat, especially red meat and processed meats, is associated with a lower risk of cancer and better overall health.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 4:16pm
“Taste this; is it still good?” The question may come while you’re debating whether it’s safe to defrost meat on the counter, use one cutting board for everything, or eat hot dogs without reheating them. (Both the Agriculture Department and Food & Drug Administration warn that you should never taste food to find out whether it’s safe to eat.)
Friday, June 10, 2016 - 8:00am
Cancer treatment can affect appetite and digestion making it difficult to enjoy the foods you love. While you might not always feel like eating, it's important to do what you can to maintain your intake of calories, protein and fluids. Think of good nutrition as an essential part of your recovery and do what you can to make it a priority.
Friday, June 3, 2016 - 3:37pm
The shock of a cancer diagnosis is a jarring, life-altering experience that, unfortunately, is not exclusive to adults. Over 10,000 American children under the age of 15 will be diagnosed this year, and rates continue to rise. Dr. Elena Ladas has done extensive research on therapies such as acupuncture, massage and dietary therapy and how they may be able to assist in reducing treatment-associated side effects.