Nevermind Less Junk Food: Eat More Nutritious Food!

According to the Global Burden of Disease study, unhealthy diets are responsible for 11m preventable deaths globally per year, more even than smoking tobacco. The biggest problem is not the junk we eat however, but the nutritious food we don’t eat. Researchers are calling for a global shift in policy to promote vegetables, fruit, nuts […]

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Healthy Easter Treats for Kids

Normally we do “Foodie Friday” but seeing that this Friday is Good Friday and the start of the Easter Weekend, we decided to make a bit of a change so that we can bring you some scrumptious recipes early enough for you to make them for your children… Enjoy! Healthy Crispy Rice Eggs Ingredients 3/4 […]

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Foodie Friday: Is Oats Healthy?
oatmeal-is-good plates of oatmeal made in various ways

According to a survey done in 2008 by Decision Analyst, out of a list of 70 different foods, Americans believe that oatmeal is one of the top four foods most beneficial to your health. Another survey of members of the American Society for Clinical Nutrition found that 97% of the nutritionists thought that oatmeal is healthy. […]

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✨Foodie Friday✨ Quick 'n Easy

With summer on our doorstep in South Africa, and school holidays, the Festive Season and loads of visitors also just around the corner, the last thing one needs as the parent of a Child with Cancer who is struggling to eat, is to spend loads of time in the kitchen trying to find something to […]

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Foodie Friday: Healthy Vegetarian/Vegan Meals

A diagnosis of cancer and subsequent treatment can result in irregular food and fluid intake, weight loss, and nutritional deficiencies. There is frequently an increased need for calories and protein while there is usually a decreased appetite. Chemotherapy, for example, works by killing or disabling cancer cells. Unfortunately, this targets not only the tumour, but […]

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10 Portions of Fruit &Veg Daily Best for Health

According to most doctors and nutritionists, eating five portions of fruits and vegetables daily is considered sufficient for good health, but a recent study, reported in the International Journal of Epidemiology,  posits that the greatest benefits come from eating 10 portions a day. An analysis of 95 studies assessing the health benefits of fruit and […]

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Yummiest Turkey Burger Recipe for Children with Cancer

Following up on our Nutrition in Paediatric Cancer post yesterday, here is a bit more about holistic nutritionist, Danielle Cook Navidi’s program and another yummy recipe from her. Navidi’s 11-year-old son, Fabien Navidi-Kasmai, was diagnosed with Stage III Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and the only nutrition advice she received was, “Let him eat McDonald’s. He needs the […]

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The Role of Nutrition in Paediatric Cancer Treatment with Danielle Cook, MS

Danielle Cook Navidi learned that her 11-year-old son, Fabien Navidi-Kasmai had cancer, and the only nutrition advice she received was, “Let him eat McDonald’s. He needs the calories.” Navidi, an avid cook with a love of farmers markets and a background in catering, was appalled. Fabien’s body, his digestive system, his taste buds and even […]

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