Keeping Up With The Coffee Cup

Keeping Up With The Coffee Cup

Sometimes you need a daily grind to deal with the daily grind! The one I’m talking about is that century old tradition, the morning cup of joe. It originated in Africa in 575 A.D. and, today, more than 400 billion cups are consumed a year making it the world’s most...

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Extra Virgin?

Extra Virgin?

Research shows a clear association of olive oil to benefits for heart disease and related conditions including, cholesterol levels, blood pressure levels, type 2 diabetes and obesity. But with regards specifically to cancer risk, although research is...

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Too Much Sugar?

Too Much Sugar?

Wowza! According to the USDA (US Department of Agriculture), the average American consumes more than 22 teaspoons of added sugar a day! That’s much more than the recommended 12 teaspoons per 2000 calorie diet.  Obesity is an epidemic plaguing many Americans....

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Foods Of Fall

Foods Of Fall

I’m a big foodie and especially love this time of year as fall brings about a ton of healthful, delicious food favorites. When I think fall, I think pumpkin! Of course ’tis the season for pumpkin picking, but not a requirement since a quick trip to the supermarket can...

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The Power of Phytochemicals

The Power of Phytochemicals

As promised, a phytochemical is a naturally occurring plant chemical that protects plants from disease. It’s found in fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains and nuts. Evidence also points to phytochemical’s as having disease-fighting properties (e.g., anti-cancer)...

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Grilling 101 with Wendy

Grilling 101 with Wendy

As Memorial Day approaches, grills around the country are being prepped for the official start of barbecue season. Whether you prefer traditional barbecue or something a little different, with so many tasty options, there’s something for everyone. So before you light...

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Align With Alkaline?

Align With Alkaline?

Time and time again I’m asked, “Since I have cancer, should I follow an alkaline diet?” The thought process behind this question is the theory that the food we eat can affect how acidic or alkaline our body is and, therefore, be able to slow or halt cancer growth. The...

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Got Milk?

Got Milk?

Have you noticed plant-based milk alternatives are popping up everywhere? No longer exclusive to health food stores and natural foods supermarkets, many non-dairy options are finding their way into peoples' diets. These “milks” are sought out for various reasons:...

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Wonders of Water

Wonders of Water

Water helps perform so many functions including regulation of body temperature, transporting of nutrients and oxygen, lubricating joints, just to name a few. Plenty of foods and other liquids contain water, and therefore, also serve as a great source of hydration in...

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Meet Wendy Kaplan, MS, RDN, CDN

Wendy Kaplan, MS, RDN, CDN
Wendy Kaplan, MS, RDN, CDN is a registered dietitian nutritionist specializing in oncology and weight management in Long Island and in the New York City area. Wendy is the Nutrition Program Director for Mondays at Racine Cancer Care Foundation, a 501c3. Connect with Wendy on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter and read more of her blog posts and download recipes at Food4HealthRD.com

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