Mini Beet and Goat Cheese Napoleon Bites: Color and Whimsy All in One Bite

Written by Liv Scheinbaum on July 30, 2015 | Reply

Looking for healthy cooking inspiration?  Check out this website filled with tasty recipes from Tamara Duker Freuman, MS, RD, CDN, who runs an NYC-based clinical practice specializing in digestive disorders, Celiac disease and food intolerances.  We particularly love the Beet and Goat Cheese Napoleon Bites and their fun little shapes!  They are a great way to add some color and whimsy to any meal. (more…)

July Food of the Month – Tomatoes

Written by Liv Scheinbaum on July 28, 2015 | Reply

Tomatoes are part of the nightshade family of vegetables (Solanaceae). Once thought to be poisonous, humans were fortunate enough to find out otherwise. And while we all know they are technically a fruit, don’t tell the U. S. customs regulations that as they categorize them as a vegetable (as does the culinary world). But whatever you want to call them, with around 7,500 varieties produced today, there is sure to be a tomato size, color and taste to fit everyone’s needs from sauces, to salads, to canning and drinks. And that is a good thing, because these little beauties carry quite the nutrient dense profile. One cup of red raw tomatoes chopped or sliced has only 32 calories, 7 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of protein and zero grams of fat. BUT, that same amount is also a very good source of fiber, vitamins A, C and K, potassium and manganese, and good source of vitamin E, thiamin, niacin, vitamin B6, folate, magnesium, phosphorus and copper. They’re like a little multivitamin on a vine! (Is it too much to call them a multivine-amin?)  (more…)

Smart Cancer Nutrition is Not Only Managing What You Are Eating

Written by Melanie Young on July 22, 2015 | Reply

Managed nutrition should take a front and center role in your cancer treatment. Food is the fuel to give you energy to stay strong. You wouldn’t drive your car on empty or fill your tank with the wrong kind of gas. So why would you treat your body any differently? But just as a car needs gas to run, it also needs oil. Your body is the same. (more…)

A “Grain” Area: Detangling Truth From Myth Part 2

Written by Hillary Sachs, MS, RD, CSO, CDN on July 16, 2015 | Reply

This is a 2 part blog. Part 1 discusses theories surrounding grains and Part 2 discusses useful tips on selecting grains.

Understanding the science and distinguishing between fact and theory is just the start. In this blog, we seek to translate that information into real and practical: “what do I eat” tips. (more…)

Is Your Sunscreen Killing You? Probably Not!

Written by Suzanne Dixon, MPH, MS, RDN on July 14, 2015 | Reply

Written by Suzanne Dixon, MPH, MS, RDN

I recently wrote an “Ask the Expert” column for a client of mine, a wonderful company dedicated to providing quality, evidence-based health information to the public. Although this topic is not related to nutrition, it is timely, so I wanted to share it with you here.

My passion is to help people make sense of the confusing mix of hype and fear that makes up the majority of mainstream media reporting about a variety of health topics. (more…)

Physical Activity and the Cancer Patient: Splash into Summer with Water-based Exercise

Written by Stephanie Lang on July 9, 2015 | Reply

Each month throughout 2015, we will feature a different physical activity on our blog. We hope to highlight a variety of activities in this series so that you can find your favorite ways to move your body!

Splash into summer with a low impact water-based workout! Water-based exercises cover a range of activities including swimming, water aerobics, and walking or running in water.

Aquatic exercise is beneficial for people of all ages and skill levels, since intensity can be gentle or very intense depending on your movements in the water. (more…)

Magic Mouthwash: What’s That?

Written by Lauren Levi, D.M.D. on July 7, 2015 | Reply

Individuals undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment may experience painful mouth sores (oral mucositis) or ulcers that interfere with eating, speaking, and even swallowing. For some, relief can be found through Magic Mouthwash, the name given to a mouthwash available by prescription. (more…)

Easy Recipes to Make July 4th a Blast!

Written by Aoi Goto on July 4, 2015 | Reply

July 4th is all about getting together and celebrating with your friends and family members. A big gathering typically means a lot of food is also involved.  When there is plenty of food around, it is sometimes easy to forget to eat healthily.  One way to make sure that you and your loved ones have a healthy fourth of July weekend is to prepare healthy options that look just as appetizing as other dishes.  We want to share with you some of our favorite easy recipes that are festive for July 4th and great for the summertime. (more…)

July is UV Safety Month

Written by Aoi Goto on July 1, 2015 | Reply

Did you know that the skin is our body’s largest organ?  Yet, we sometimes forget that it is important to protect our skin.  Overexposure to the sun is dangerous and is linked to higher risk of developing skin cancer.  During this summertime, make sure that you take steps to protect your skin as much as possible when you are outside and under direct sunlight. (more…)

June Recipe of the Month

Written by Liv Scheinbaum on June 26, 2015 | Reply

This recipe has summer dessert written all over it. Refreshing and light for those soon to be too hot summer nights. Although it calls for a variety of melons (and variety never hurt anyone!), it would be equally yummy with just one or two kinds. This dish not only offers the benefits of calcium and protein rich yogurt, but heart healthy pistachios as well; while the mélange of melons will give you a nice variety of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Especially that cantaloupe, packed with vitamins A and C, potassium and a good source of fiber, niacin, vitamin B6 and folate. The crunchy brittle is a perfect topping for the soft and juicy melons.  (more…)

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