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New Research Shows a Long-Term Benefit of Radiation Therapy in Early Breast Cancer

New research presented in early October 2020 answers long-debated questions about the benefits of radiation therapy after a lumpectomy. Dr. Peters writes about research findings and gives us more details on this very valuable long-term study.

Exercising for Breast Cancer Patients

Exercise can boost your mood, give your immune system a kick, and help relieve some cancer-related aches and pains. Certified personal trainer Annie Pipkin has a quick interval workout that can be adjusted to any fitness level and done in the comfort of your home.

Self-Care for Caregivers

For many, becoming a caregiver to a sick loved one is unexpected. The new role can be stressful, emotional, and come with many new and unfamiliar duties. Oncology Social Worker Lauren DeWitt shares some tips on caring for yourself as a caregiver.

Breast Cancer and the Sunshine Vitamin- Why You Should Add Vitamin D to Your Toolbox for Beating Breast Cancer

Vitamin D helps our immune function, strengthens our bones, and can even boost our mood. For women undergoing breast cancer treatment, it could play an even bigger role in enhancing the effectiveness of chemotherapy and radiation. Dr. Todd Robinson, a naturopathic doctor who partners with Ackerman Cancer Center as a part of our wellness program and whole-patient care.

Pears and Your Health- A Perfect Pairing

Pears are a versatile fruit that pairs well with sweet or savory dishes. Karen covers how to pick the perfect pear, how they benefit your health, and some storage tips to keep your fruit fresh.

Getting Started with Sourdough

Sourdough has lots of health benefits, especially if you are trying to control your glucose levels or improve your gut health. To maximize those benefits, it's best to make your own bread using a sourdough starter. Karen has some wonderful resources on how to get our own bread starter going, and why sourdough can be a healthy bread option.

Okra’s Nutritional Benefits

Okra is a popular vegetable in the Southern United States. It originated in Ethiopia and quickly spread to the world. Although okra may have a reputation for having an unappealing […]

Fasting Mimicking Diet- Possible Benefits for Breast Cancer Patients

Fasting diets have become trendy because of the wide variety of health benefits they tout. New research has emerged that a specific type of fasting-style diet, the Fasting-Mimicking Diet, could prove very beneficial to breast cancer patients on chemotherapy. Karen explains a little more about the diet and lays out the risks and benefits. She also includes a very yummy quinoa soup recipe that would follow the diet recommendations.

The basics of Sunflower Seeds and Sunflower Oils

Sunflowers have many health benefits and are credited to balancing your Omega-6 to Omega-3 ratio. Karen explains why that ratio is important in this blog as well as gives you a fantastic salad recipe.