Posts Tagged ‘nutrition’


Protein is one of three macronutrients (the other two being carbohydrates and fat) essential for human life. Protein serves multiple purposes without which our bodies would not be able to repair, regulate and protect themselves.1 Protein has many essential functions in the body including providing the body with energy, building and repairing tissues, providing structure… [Read More]


Cooking with Kamut

Posted on August 23rd, 2012 | 1 Comment

It’s become a mid year goal of mine to expand my use of whole grains in baking. Overall, whole grains are a more nutritious choice than their processed, white versions.  In addition to more fibre, the whole grain provides higher amounts of trace minerals, antioxidants and phytonutrients known to help in the fight against cancer. … [Read More]


I don’t know about you but I’ve become intrigued by some of these “ancient grains” that are becoming more readily available in grocery and natural foods stores.  Quinoa, amaranth, millet, kamut, spelt and buckwheat are a few- many available as both the whole grain and already ground into flour.  They look interesting but how does… [Read More]


    Did you know that nutrition plays a major role in primary cancer prevention and the prevention of recurrence?  Take the following quiz to find out how much you know about cancer nutrition!  Check your answers at the end of the quiz.   1) Many Canadians weigh too much.  This puts us at increased… [Read More]


The Special Diet Allowance can offer a vital monetary supplement to individuals receiving Ontario Works or Ontario Disability Support Program with extra expenses related to a special diet due to certain medical conditions. A cancer diagnosis alone does not guarantee an approval for the Special Diet Allowance; instead, the approval of the Social Diet Allowance… [Read More]


Recommendation: 7 – 10 servings of fruits and vegetables per day. Examples of 1 serving: ½ cup tomato juice, ½ cup canned tomatoes or sauce, ½ cup fresh tomatoes or 1 medium size tomato     Facts: Tomatoes are a good source of lycopene, vitamin C and beta-carotene. The most concentrated source of lycopene is… [Read More]


Add Some Culture to Your Life

Posted on June 6th, 2012 | 1 Comment

When you think of healthy foods yogurt inevitably comes to mind.  Yogurt is known to possess the following health benefits: easier to digest than milk – if you have lactose intolerance you may be able to consume yogurt because some of the lactose (milk sugar) has been converted into lactic acid in the fermentation process…. [Read More]


Springtime Strawberries

Posted on May 22nd, 2012 | 2 Comments

Strawberries are appearing in abundance in grocery stores at this time of year which means local crops across Canada are soon to follow. Like other berries, strawberries are rich sources of antioxidants and phytochemicals. They are so versatile and universally liked that it’s not hard to find ways to include them while they’re in season. … [Read More]


There is a new nutrition book for cancer patients – written by Jean LaMantia, a Registered Dietitian, cancer survivor and frequent Wellspring leader and NOURISH program developer in Toronto. ‘The Essential Cancer Treatment Nutrition Guide and Cookbook’ by LaMantia (Robert Rose Press) was recently published and has a wealth of helpful information for patients who… [Read More]


The National Cancer Institute of Canada (NCIC) acknowledges colorectal cancer as the third most common cancer and the second most common cause of death from cancer for both Canadian men and women. Early detection could go a long way to changing those numbers as this disease is 90 percent treatable if detected early. Just think… [Read More]