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SITE ANNOUNCEMENT: WhatNext Community Survey

by ColbyR

Hello WhatNext! I wanted to share a community survey that we put together with the help of the team over at Patient Worthy. The survey covers aspects such as what you like best about WhatNext, what could be improved, added, fixed and more. We're also seeking advice from some of our cancer support and patient group partners at Patient Worthy to see what has worked for their communities. This survey will be vital feedback as planning for the future of WhatNext moves forward. We want to make...

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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

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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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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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

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

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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Kicking Cancer With Nutrition-Smoothie Anyone?

by GregP_WN

Gorgeous Green Smoothie

Fighting cancer is more than just doctor appointments, scans, treatments and surgery! Fight back with nutritious and tasty recipes! This week's recipe is from the authors of Kicking Cancer in The Kitchen:The Girlfriend’s Cookbook and Guide to Using Real Food to Fight Cancer

Green Smoothie

Serves 2-3
2 cups non-dairy milk like almond, coconut
1 cup packed kale leaves, stems removed
1 banana
1/2 avocado
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
3-4 ice cubes


Add all ingredients to a...

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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.



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

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Grilling Tips to Cut Cancer Risk

by GregP_WN

It's summertime, and grilling out is a staple of many get-togethers. But does grilling increase our cancer risk? Colleen Doyle, MS, RD, director of nutrition and physical activity for the American Cancer Society, says, "It's possible, but there are steps you can take to reduce your exposure to the potential cancer-causing chemicals from grilling."

Summer Grilling

Read more about how to make grilling healthier and choosing the right foods to grill.

Do you think these summer grilling habits are worth...

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5 New Years Resolutions For Cancer Fighters

by GregP_WN

Those of us fighting cancer have a different outlook on life, and therefore might have a different set of resolutions that the average person on the street. Here are 5 resolutions that some of the WhatNexters have declared.

Resolutions Web

1) Don't Sweat The Small Stuff  

After a cancer diagnoses your priorities tend to change. What used to be a big deal is now minor stuff, and what was a minor detail that maybe used to get you going, now doesn't even get noticed. Some of the things that are now...

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Foods and Drinks to Get You Through Cancer Treatment

by GregP_WN

You've been hit with a cancer diagnosis, told that you'll need to undergo chemotherapy and/or radiation and that you need to do your best to maintainCancer 10 Foods Berries 320 proper nutrition and a healthy weight. It's not always so easy to accomplish. We asked the WhatNext network to share the foods, drinks and tips (and some tasty treats!) that helped them to get through treatment. Here's what they offered up:

1. Eat small meals 5-6 times per day.
2. Don't buy in bulk. What you may like one day may not taste or...

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