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Managing Nausea From Cancer Treatments-A Complete Guide

by Ann Ogden.

Editor's note: Cancer survivor Ann Ogden Gaffney knows more than most the effect a cancer diagnosis can have on your life. Ann was working as a fashion designer when she was diagnosed with stage II kidney cancer. She had surgery and went on with her life. An unrelated triple-negative breast cancer diagnosis in early 2005 changed everything, as she had to take time off to go through treatment. 

Ann Gaffney

A lifelong foodie, Ann found that cooking offered comfort and a sense of control during her...

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4 Ways to Regain Muscle Mass After Cancer

by Brian English.

Muscle loss as the result of cancer treatment can make a serious dent in your quality of life. Most patients will have to endure the extreme fatigue associated with muscle loss. But it doesn’t just keep you from returning to your daily routine – it sneaks up on you.

4 Ways To Regain Muscle Mass After Cancer

WhatNext Community Manager, GregP_WN remembers trying to split wood like he did before his treatment, and only being able to get through six logs. “My mind said, ‘Sure you can do it,’ but my body said, ‘waaaiiiit a minute,’...

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Grilled Marinated Artichokes - Healthy Eating for Life

by GregP_WN.

Healthy eating and good nutrition are a big part of fighting cancer. Our Recipe of the Week is from WhatNexter Pam Braun, take a look at her Grilled Marinated Artichokes.

The little artichoke is an antioxidant giant! One of the highest ranked foods in antioxidants per serving.

Grilled Marinated Artichokes

Ingredients 
3 large artichokes or 6 baby artichokes, trimmed and cleaned
cup balsamic vinegar
cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 large clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
Juice of 1 lemon
teaspoon salt
...

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10 Healthy Snacks That Are Quick and Easy

by GregP_WN.

Between chemo and cancer itself, it’s not uncommon to feel run down. And when chemo has you so nauseous or makes everything taste like sawdust, eating just doesn’t seem appealing—let alone eating healthy.

10 Quick And Easy Healthy Snacks

But never fear! We’ve come up with a list of healthy snacks to save the day! These snacks will help you satisfy hunger when it finally strikes. And we promise these delicious snacks won’t make you feel like you’re sacrificing flavor in order to eat healthy!

1. Cooked Eggs— None of that raw...

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Cooking For Life! - Gingery Sweet Potato Soup

by GregP_WN.

Our Recipe of the Week is from WhatNexter Ann Ogden from Cook For Your Life. It's a Gingery Sweet Potato Soup that looks and sounds great! Perfect for Fall!

Gingery Sweet Potato Soup

This yummy soup proves that eating well doesn't have to be difficult or dull. Although this soup tastes like the perfect comfort food, it is actually a lovely, warming way to get great nutrition onto your plate in a hurry. It is rich in vitamins A, B6, & C and bursting with antioxidants thanks to the tomatoes and turmeric, plus...

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From Cooking For Fun to Cooking For Life - A Life Changing Event

by Ann Ogden.

Our WhatNexter of the Week is Ann Ogden, she is a survivor of both breast cancer and kidney cancer. She describes how she went from the fast and furious world of fashion to cooking for fun and ultimately, Cooking For Your Life.

Ann Ogden

Ann Ogden

If you’d told me ten years ago if I’d be a leader in the world of culinary medical initiatives, collaborating on programs with Columbia University, backed by data and studies funded by the NIH, I would have asked you what you were smoking. And yet, that is...

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Fighting Cancer With Nutrition - Indian Spiced Cole Slaw

by GregP_WN.

Indian Spiced Cole Slaw
This is a “quadruple hitter,” as it has 4 cancer fighters in it, cabbage, garlic, onions, and turmeric! It also has omega 3’s from the oil. Besides all of that, it tastes pretty darn good. Its interesting flavors make for a great side dish, or a first course salad.

Indian Slaw

Slaw
2 cups red cabbage, shredded
2 cups green cabbage, shredded
1 small fennel bulb, shredded
1 small red onion, thinly sliced
1 carrot, shredded
cup raisins
1 large apple, diced
Salt and pepper

Sauce
1 cup...

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Fighting Cancer With Nutrition - Healthy Oatmeal Pancakes

by GregP_WN.

Oatmeal Pancakes
These pancakes are guilt free because they’re made without the customary fats and sugars. Once you’ve enjoyed these a few times, you might not even want the traditional kind!

Oatmeal Pancakes With Compote

1 cups nonfat or soy milk
teaspoon vinegar
1 cup white whole wheat flour
1 cup old-fashioned oatmeal
1 tablespoon raw brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
teaspoon salt
2 large egg whites, lightly beaten
1 cup plain nonfat yogurt
Canola oil spray

Preheat griddle or large skillet to medium-high. It’s...

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Cancer and Staying Away From Sugar

by GregP_WN.

Recently, WhatNext asked the question: Is anyone else having trouble staying away from the sweet stuff? We found that many people are under the impression that sugar feeds cancer cells, so they try to avoid sugar entirely.  However, this is not entirely true.

Sugar

According to researchers at the world-renowned MD Anderson cancer center, which was recently named the number one cancer hospital in the US by US News and World Reports“Eating sugar doesn’t necessarily lead to cancer. It’s...

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Healthy Cancer Fighting Recipes

by GregP_WN.

Baked Salmon with Cilantro Sauce

Submitted by: Pam Braun @Pambsky

Salmon is high in protein, contains omega-3 fatty acids, and several B vitamins. Cilantro is a little herb that has shown to possibly have big anti-cancer properties. This dish also makes a beautiful company meal because of the appealing, bright colors.

Salmon

Ingredients

4 (6 ounce) portions wild salmon
Cracked black pepper
1 cup Cilantro Sauce (See recipe under sauces.)
Canola oil pan spray
Directions
Preheat oven to 350...

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