Nutrition

Our Nutrition Specialist, Hillary B. Sachs has all the tips and tricks you need to sustain a healthy diet full of cancer fighting benefits!

“How can I improve what I'm eating?” ​

This is the top concern we hear from cancer patients.

“Where can I get help?"

This is the main request made by cancer patients. 

We provide the support, education, and hands-on learning that enables people with cancer, survivors, family members, and caregivers achieve their goal to change their eating behaviors and improve their health.

Eating healthy is a goal for most people but often a difficult one to achieve because people lead busy lives. Stress further complicates the ability to make and sustain changes in eating habits. We have the resources for healthy eating! 

Spring Gardening!

Spring represents new life and hope. While the beginning of the season is still chilly, take the time to plant any of the cancer fighting cool weather vegetables below!

Peas

Peas are a kind of legume. They are a plant source of protein and fiber. Legumes/beans have been examined in reducing several kinds of cancers including breast cancer.

Spinach

Spinach is a great source of fiber and folate. Folate is protective against certain kinds of cancers including colorectal, stomach, head and neck and lung cancers. Spinach is also high in lutein which is good for the eyes! 

Beets

“Beets are a great nutrient-rich vegetable with low calorie content despite their sweet taste. They are an excellent source of folate, a B vitamin that is heart-healthy and, because of its role in producing and repairing DNA, seems to be part of our anti-cancer arsenal, too.” Karen Collins

Parsley

Great on sandwiches or salads, parsley is rich in vitamins A, K and C and full of flavor. Parsley also contains apigenine, another flavonoid that may play a role in preventing cancer.

Radishes

Radishes contain Sulforaphene, which when extracted can be a potential anticancer agent. 

Onions and Ginger

Take the root of an onion or fresh ginger root and plant! Wait a few weeks then harvest! Both these ingredients decrease your risk of cancer. 

Additional Gardening Tips:

You can regenerate a celery plant from the stub. Soak the stub in warm water overnight then plant in your garden.

Take the extra cloves of garlic you were too lazy to peel and plant them in a sunny spot. Once the stalk pokes through the soil cut it off. Wait a few weeks then harvest.

Sprout seeds from peppers or apples: 1. Put a moist paper towel w the seeds in a Ziploc bag 2. Tape it up on a window or to a sunny spot

3. After a few days see the sprouts and then get ready to plant!

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Please Enjoy this Healthy Cookbook, Curated with Our Favorite Cancer Fighting Recipes!