Colonoscopy — is it on your bucket list?

By | October 28th, 2016|colon cancer, Uncategorized|

I know, you’re thinking “How could having a colonoscopy be on anyone’s bucket list??? Ugh!” But after I thought about it for a few minutes, it was an obvious choice to add to mine, right next to visiting Stonehenge and learning how to play the piano. (Trip accomplished, piano being tortured on a daily basis…) […]

Melatonin for palliative care | Melatonin & cancer

By | October 25th, 2016|Breast cancer, chemotherapy, colon cancer, Immune system, prostate cancer, Research, Sleep|

Melatonin is seen to have anti-cancer effects, as we saw in last week’s blog post.  In addition to those benefits, it may also have other effects which could be useful in palliative care of cancer patients, when there are no other treatment options.  […]

Practically instant minestrone | Foodie Friday

By | October 21st, 2016|Food, Foodie Friday, Recipes, Soups, Uncategorized|

This big pot of soup almost makes itself, it’s so quick from start to finish! Wonderful minestrone, that great cool-weather standby… […]

Melatonin and cancer | Using melatonin with chemotherapy

By | October 18th, 2016|Breast cancer, colon cancer, Research|

There are over 2,000 scientific publications on melatonin and cancer. Some of these are laboratory studies, but there are also many human studies. So what do the results show? Let’s look today at whether melatonin can help when combined with chemotherapy. […]

Change in season | vegetables for autumn and fall

By | October 14th, 2016|Food|

I am really feeling a change in the season now – even though we are still having some days with the temperatures in the 80’s up here in northern California. But the nights are cool, the grapes are all harvested and the leaves are changing color. And rain is forecast later in the week. At this time of year, my food choices change too. Here’s what I move towards. […]

Melatonin and Cancer | How we make it and how it helps

By | October 11th, 2016|Biomarkers, Lifestyle Medicine, Research, Sleep|

If you’ve heard of melatonin, it’s probably in the context of sleep and preventing jet lag. It is often called the “sleep hormone”.  But melatonin is far more than that.  This series of blog posts will look at the different beneficial effects of melatonin, above and beyond its role in sleep – including it’s anti-cancer effects.  […]

Moroccan-spiced chickpea soup with greens | Foodie Friday

By | October 7th, 2016|Dinner, Food, Foodie Friday, Lunch, Recipes, Soups, Uncategorized|

Could this healthy chickpea soup be any easier to make? I don’t think so… […]

Book review | Bald is better with earrings

By | October 4th, 2016|Book review, Breast cancer|

Bald is better with earrings | A survivor’s guide to getting through breast cancer. By Andrea Hutton This blog post first appeared on Zero Breast Cancer -  zerobreastcancer.org where I am a guest blogger. Be sure to check out their website and see [...]

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