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Why Garden? Let Me Count the Ways!

By on April 8th, 2011 Categories: The Breast Cancer Journey

Two “square-foot gardens” got started this afternoon for my Cancer Victory Gardens. They are 4′ by 8′ by 10″ high and will be on our back deck where we get the most sun for the most hours of the day. Being on the deck, the soil needs to be protected from the chemically treated lumber used for the deck, so they actually have an untreated …

How Has Cancer Changed Me?

By on November 11th, 2010 Categories: The Breast Cancer Journey

I encourage you all to look at the beautiful photos being posted on the New York Times website along with very short essays of how life has changed for each person who has posted their photo. I have just randomly selected a few and taken a few minutes with each person to think about what their words capture of their cancer journey and compare and/or …

Recipe: Red Lentil Curry Soup

By on September 8th, 2010 Categories: Day-to-Day Matters

“What is in this soup? There is such an interesting mix of flavors, textures, and colors,” says my niece’s boyfriend. What a nice compliment. However, I had to stop to think because I used what I had. I do use “what I have” in order to keep ingredients and bits and pieces moving through our refrigerator. It is very rare that something gets tossed into …

Don’t Throw the Baby Out With the Bathwater!

By on August 25th, 2010 Categories: Lower Your Risk

(This post was originally published on April 12, 2010.)

Last week a study was published in the Journal of The National Cancer Institute that was given wide-spread negative press. “Fruit and Vegetable Intake and Overall Cancer Risk in the European Prospective Investigation Into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC). Even the opinion piece in the same journal ran the catchy title “Fruits, Vegetables, and Cancer

My Endowment’s Funding

By on August 13th, 2010 Categories: Lower Your Risk

Every year beginning back in 2000, I have had the pleasure of reviewing all the nutrition and cancer research that the American Institute of Cancer Research (www.aicr.org) has chosen to fund that year in order to choose which research project will receive additional money from my endowment at AICR (which is funded by proceeds from the sale of my book, A Dietitians’ Cancer

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