Tackling Cancer Anxiety

Annual doctor visits typically include some kind of cancer screening tests. These regularly scheduled screening tests give patients the best chance of finding cancer as early as possible. These tests like scans and mammograms can induce anxiety before the tests itself and until the results come back. When negative, no more tests are recommended until…

Good Nutrition for Cancer Survivors

By Meghan Perkins, RD, Project Angel Heart Curious about what you can eat to decrease your risk for cancer or to help you or a loved one through cancer treatment? My recommendations for nutrition and cancer are similar to those I give for general well-being and health. However, there are specific aspects of a healthy…

February — Cancer Prevention Month

“One-third of all cancer deaths in the U.S. each year are linked to diet and physical activity. To reduce the risk of developing certain types of cancers, it’s important to maintain a healthy weight, be physically active and eat a healthy diet.” Body Weight Being overweight may create a greater risk of developing breast, uterine/endometrial, cervical…

Chocolate Cravings

When we think of chocolate, it is often associated with sugar, or guilty pleasures, or simply guilt! Did you know that chocolate actually offers tremendous to our health and well-being? It can actually change the chemical make up of our brains in a short amount of time to make us happy, lift depression, and improve focus.