Apple Season is Here!
Posted October 1st, 2021
Hello and welcome Fall, it’s nice to see you again! This time of year brings a bounty of delicious produce and today’s feature is all about a fall favorite: apples – a versatile and nutritious fruit! Let’s take a look: Fun and Fast Facts Did you know? Pennsylvania produces 400-500 million pounds of apples per […]
10 Tips for Healthy Eating After Cancer Treatment
Posted December 7th, 2020
The Tracey Birnhak Nutritional Counseling Program
Emphasize plants Fruits, vegetables, legumes, and whole grains boast powerful cancer-protective benefits due to their vitamin, mineral, and phytonutrient profile. Additionally, many fruits and vegetables contain antioxidants, such as vitamin C and vitamin E, which reduce the risk of damage to healthy cells. The American Institute for Cancer Research recommends making plant foods the main […]
Food Safety and Avoiding Foodborne Illness this Summer
Posted July 3rd, 2019
Summer is here, and that means barbeques, picnics and outdoor dining. During these events, you are likely to find many foods including fresh produce, grilled items, and unrefrigerated plates. While delicious and fun, summer dining may promote an increased risk of foodborne illness through cross contamination, improper cooking temperatures and poorly chilled foods. Food safety […]
Understanding Food Experiences
Posted April 13th, 2018
For my second blog post, I want to lay the foundation of what Cooking for Chemo is and what makes it unique. The temptation with everything medical or scientific is that we, in our present day and age and possibly always, seek the comfort of a bulleted solution list without proper understanding of the mechanisms […]
Welcome to Cooking for Chemo!
Posted March 23rd, 2018
Hello! As this is my first blog post for OncoLink, I felt the best thing to do would be to introduce myself, explain who I am, my connection to cancer, and what I do. I’d first like to thank Carolyn from OncoLink for reaching out to me and inviting me to become an OncoLink blogger. […]