Tag: cancer

European Activists Say They Don’t Want Any U.S. ‘Chlorine Chicken’

European Activists Say They Don’t Want Any U.S. ‘Chlorine Chicken’

| September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Most U.S. poultry is bathed in a little chlorine on the way to your plate. But that treatment is banned in Europe. Now “chlorinated chickens” are a sticking point in a trans-Atlantic trade deal.

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Resveratrol May Not Be The Elixir In Red Wine And Chocolate

Resveratrol May Not Be The Elixir In Red Wine And Chocolate

| May 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Red wine and chocolate may be good for you, but it’s likely not from the resveratrol. A study finds that the antioxidant had no influence on longevity, cancer, heart disease or inflammation levels.

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A View Inside the World of Marijuana-Laced Cookies and Edibles

A View Inside the World of Marijuana-Laced Cookies and Edibles

| January 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

What is it like to eat a cookie that is made with medical marijuana? While coping with a breast cancer diagnosis, Mary Ladd explores the world of pot edibles and lands on some good medicinal cookies from a friend who is a natural chef.

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Cookies for Kids’ Cancer Bake Sale at 18 Reasons

Cookies for Kids’ Cancer Bake Sale at 18 Reasons

| December 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

Nothing’s better than homemade treats for the holidays. This Saturday, Dec 14, from 2-4pm, stop by the Cookies for Kids’ Cancer Bake Sale at 18 Reasons for fun and sweets for the whole family–all in support of pediatric cancer research.

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Meal Train: Food and Community for the Sick

Meal Train: Food and Community for the Sick

| October 17, 2013 | 5 Comments

A diagnosis of breast cancer can be a shock, but a gal’s still got to eat. Mary Ladd details what it’s like to get meals from friends via Meal Train, an online tool that coordinates food deliveries while building community.

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Coke Changed Caramel Color To Avoid Cancer Warning; Pepsi In Transition

Coke Changed Caramel Color To Avoid Cancer Warning; Pepsi In Transition

| July 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

In 2011, California listed 4-MEI, the chemical that Coke and Pepsi used to obtain caramel coloring for their colas, as a carcinogen. Both sodas have been reformulated for sale in the state — but tests show 4-MEI is still common in Pepsi colas sold elsewhere.

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KQED’s Forum: How to Eat for a Longer Life

KQED’s Forum: How to Eat for a Longer Life

| March 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

The connection between diet and health has been well established — but can eating your broccoli really help you live longer? KQED’s Forum discusses the latest research on nutrition and longevity with researchers from Marin’s Buck Institute on Research in Aging.Forum also checks in with Rebecca Katz, author of the new cookbook “The Longevity Kitchen.”

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Salami Suicide: Processed Meats Linked To Heart Disease And Cancer

Salami Suicide: Processed Meats Linked To Heart Disease And Cancer

| March 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

Love that bacon, but realize that porking up on processed meat ups the risk of cancer and heart disease. That’s the word from a big new study that tracked the eating habits of almost a half-million Europeans over 20 years.

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Four Foods to Avoid that Promote Inflammation and Can Cause Disease

Four Foods to Avoid that Promote Inflammation and Can Cause Disease

| February 20, 2013 | 1 Comment

Can diet really affect my risk of developing cancer, heart disease and arthritis? What are the most important foods to avoid? Dr. Dara Thompson, N.D. answers these questions and more.

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KQED’s Forum: Study Links Alcohol to Cancer Deaths

KQED’s Forum: Study Links Alcohol to Cancer Deaths

| February 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

A new study finds that even moderate alcohol consumption can increase the risk of cancer-related death. KQED’s Forum hears from one of the study’s authors, who says alcohol is responsible for 20,000 cancer deaths every year. But the study is not without controversy. Some researchers say alcohol may have certain health benefits, and that it’s risky to advocate total abstinence. Forum looks at the mechanism by which alcohol may increase cancer death. Should you give up booze altogether?

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4 Tips To Help A Foodie Get Through Chemo

4 Tips To Help A Foodie Get Through Chemo

| January 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Chemotherapy wreaks havoc on the taste buds, which can be a real challenge for anyone who loves food. But there are a few things you can do to maximize your food enjoyment while in cancer treatment.

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Illness affects the food community: Nigel Walker of Eatwell Farm diagnosed with cancer

Illness affects the food community: Nigel Walker of Eatwell Farm diagnosed with cancer

| February 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

Popular Bay Area farmer Nigel Walker of Eatwell Farm has been diagnosed with cancer. Nigel’s imprint on the Bay Area food community has reached far and wide.

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Cancer, Cooking, and Courage

Cancer, Cooking, and Courage

| May 31, 2011 | 1 Comment

It takes courage to fight cancer, and sometimes cooking can provide comfort in a multitude of ways.

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Cooking For People Undergoing Chemo & Radiation

| January 10, 2008 | 9 Comments

Writing about food and baking and cooking means celebrating joy. But there are many whose bodies and minds fight for and with daily sustenance. Whether it be because of one’s class or struggles with weight, food can often be seen as the enemy. For an alcoholic whose disease is sparked into action by alcohol, becoming […]

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