Gluten and Dairy: Cancer Friends or Foes

There are certain questions and assumptions that I hear over and over when it comes to building the best diet for cancer recovery or prevention. My goal is to bring clarity to as many of these confusing topics as possible. Today I want to discuss the following assumption: “Gluten and dairy are toxic foods that […]


Berry Baked Oatmeal

We LOVE breakfast in my house. It’s just as important of a meal as lunch and dinner and honestly might trump lunch. No quick bowl of cereal or toast for us. I grew up loving instant oatmeal with brown sugar. As I got older I started making the real deal with rolled oats and eventually […]


Real Food First

I was a child of the 80’s. Both of my parents worked outside of the home while my sister and I were bouncing around from school to swim practice to homework. We grew up with all the packaged, processed, and convenience foods that were so popular during this decade and frankly made life easier for […]


Lemon Arugula Salad with Pine Nuts

This is another family favorite and simple salad we turn to time and again in my house. The bright and zesty flavors make it perfect for summer. The lemon garlic dressing is a quick and easy recipe that you can use with many different salads. Arugula, also known as Rocket, is a dark leafy green […]


4 Steps For Healthy Weight Gain During Treatment

This topic is very close to my heart. As a Cancer Dietitian I know how important the quality of your diet is when you’re actively healing from cancer. And yet I hear all the time how people are being told by their well-meaning oncology team that… “Diet doesn’t matter” “Eat whatever you want” “Now is […]