Posts Tagged ‘diet’


Have you ever noticed how certain topics completely dominate the news at specific times of the year?  Just look back at the headlines for October, when even the most passionate breast cancer advocates were “pinked out” by Halloween. As 2011 approaches, if you haven’t made some form of resolution...
January 19th, 2011 | | Read More

Is Eating Sugar Bad For My Cancer?

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During PET scans, my cells gobble up an injected glucose tracer (much like I gobbled up three pieces of blueberry pie in one sitting for breakfast last week.)  So if my cancer cells are thriving on sugar, does that mean eating sugar will encourage cancer growth? No.  Our body chemistry isn’t...
August 11th, 2009 | Everything Changes | Read More

Ever get unwanted health advice from friends?

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Here’s a great question I got from a reader living with lupus: Dear Kairol, A number of people are giving me well meaning but downright useless and unsolicited advice about my illness and how I should handle it – diet suggestions, names of new doctors, and how to manage my illness in the workplace.   ...
July 31st, 2009 | Everything Changes | Read More

Peach Cobbler or Brown Rice Syrup? You Choose

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Go green, vegan, raw, buy organic, juice up, chow on berries, ditch sugar. There are anti-cancer diet books, blogs, and products galore that tempt me where it most hurts – the idea that what I eat will make my cancer go away. It’s anxiety provoking, wanting nothing more than to be cancer free...
July 24th, 2009 | Everything Changes | Read More

High fat diet may abet prostate cancer progression

Diets high in saturated fat may increase the risk of prostate cancer progression, researchers from the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston report. In a follow up study of men who had their cancerous prostates removed, researchers found that men who consumed higher amounts of saturated...
July 2nd, 2008 | News, Treatment | Read More