Foods That Made Headlines

This post is from the Top 10 list printed in the spring 2016 issue of Beyond Blue. Read below to get 3 bonus tips & references to the studies behind the information! To read Beyond Blue, go here. Written by Sharyn Worrall with medical review by…

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December 2014 Webinar – Nutrition & Bowel Obstructions

Nutrition is an important part of any cancer treatment plan, especially for those individuals who are undergoing colorectal cancer treatment and have had surgery to remove part of the colon. Another important consideration for patients who have had surgery to remove part of the colon…

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November Webinar Follow-up: Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Dr. Lisa Corbin’s presentation on integrative medicine offered real solutions to patients looking to explore complementary treatments as part of their cancer treatment plans. Dr. Corbin shared which treatments are safe and can offer help with managing side effects and symptoms. She also shared about…

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Real World Advice on Fighting Colorectal Cancer Recurrence

In last night’s monthly webinar, colorectal cancer patients were given access to a nutritionist who specializes in helping cancer patients. Kimberly Moore Petersen of the Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation was the presenter for our March 2012 webinar, “Shape Your Plate to Fight Colorectal Cancer.” Extensive research…

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Keep That Turkey Safe

Even when turkey is well-prepared, bacteria spores may remain that can cause food poisoning if warm turkey is left out too long. Normally, cooking turkey to 165 degrees Fahrenheit will kill bacteria like salmonella or e. coli, as well as Clostridium perfringens, a bacteria common…

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No Connections Between Acrylamide and GI Cancers

Acrylamide is produced when carbohydrate-rich foods are cooked at high temperatures.  Foods like french fries, potato chips, cakes, and even coffee contain high levels of acrylamide.  It has been classified as a “probable” carcinogen based on animal studies where cancer resulted from very high doses. …

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FDA Warns About Cooking Frozen Chicken Entrees

Some frozen chicken dishes are not precooked and can cause illness if not prepared properly.  Food-borne illness is of particular concern to people with cancer whose immune systems may be lowered by treatment. The United States Department of Agriculture has issued a public health alert…

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Marinating Meat Can Reduce Carcinogens from Grilling

Marinating meat before grilling can reduce some carcinogens that are connected with colon polyps and cancer according to research from Kansas State University. Food technology researchers marinated round steaks in three different commercial marinade mixes containing different spice blends including Caribbean, southwest, and herb.  They…

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Soft Ice Cream Alternative to Nutritional Drinks

Cancer treatment can make it hard to eat.  Both chemotherapy and radiation treatment can cause mouth sores, dry mouth, or poor appetite. Some patients develop thrush, a fungus infection in their mouths and throats, that makes swallowing very painful. Traditionally canned or powdered nutritional supplement…

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