Phytochemicals and antioxidants: what are they and what’s the difference? Phytochemical: refers to plants (phyto) and the chemical compounds in them. We may also refer to them as phytonutrients. Antioxidants are substances that help prevent cells from damage from unstable molecules known as “free radicals”. Not all antioxidants are phytochemicals and not all phytochemicals are
As a chaplain, one of the most gratifying components of my job has been working with people of different religions and spiritual beliefs.  When we are living with cancer, we tap into a wide variety of resources to help us cope and deal with the changes in our living.  One such resource for many is
The COVID-19 pandemic has led many people to put off routine health screenings due to fears of encountering the virus in public places, especially hospitals. One high jumper who’s training for her fifth Olympic Games is using her experience with breast cancer to encourage women to keep scheduling important health appointments. 36-year-old Chaunte Lowe initially
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
Sulforaphanes are a class of phytochemical. A phytochemical is: A product from plants that is not a vitamin or mineral No known required amount in the diet Have health promoting benefits. Brassica or cruciferous vegetables are the main source of sulforaphanes. There are 375 varieties of brassica vegetables that include arugula, bok choy, broccoli, broccoli
When the coronavirus outbreak began, information about the mysterious virus that caused COVID-19 was scarce. Governments and health services alike had to act on relatively limited information about the outbreak, while experts hurried to gather data on how the virus behaves and spreads, and who was most at risk. Throughout this period of uncertainty –
Finding the right gift to give a cancer patient or their loved ones can be challenging…and now let’s add a pandemic to the mix. Not only do you want to be giving the right gift, but it should also be given in a safe manner to ensure there is no spread of the COVID virus.
No doubt you have already seen appeals for #givingtuesday. Giving Tuesday shifts the focus from gluttony and spending to giving as a holiday tradition. Let’s not forget to mention the year-end tax advantages of charitable contributions. I recognize that many are struggling financially this year due to the pandemic and #givingtuesday may seem out of
Last week, people around the country waited to hear what the UK Government would spend money on next year. It was a tense wait, for many reasons. This year has been difficult for everyone – for people affected by cancer, for cancer researchers, for us as a charity – and the spending review was an opportunity to move forward with recovery. For the past few months, we’ve been working
If you have cancer doctor may recommend Chemotherapy as part of your treatment. The Cell’s. Nucleus controls this process Inside each nucleus. Genetic material called Dna contains the instructions for directing this process. Sometimes the cells Dna becomes damaged. Normally, the DNa responds by either repairing itself or instructing the cell to die in cancer.
November is also the time across our nation for us to honor our family caregivers as well as to recognize the challenges that family caregivers face and how they manage these challenges day and night as they offer care around the clock!  There is just so much that our family caregivers do!  For many of you, caregiving can truly
Sleep plays a pivotal role in cellular and muscular repair and regulation of hormones that can have an impact on our immune system, how we tackle the next day, and our waistline. There is a lot going on in the world right now and while we can’t control the external events around us, we can take